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Old 06-05-2014, 12:36 AM   #19671
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I'm remembering a wonderful lady whom I have had the pleasure of knowing for the past 15 years. She was 89 years young (the same age my parents would be) and passed away this afternoon after a lengthy illness. She was palliative the last week and visitors were encouraged but I couldn't go. I had enough of that with my Dad and I wanted the memories of spontaneous lunches, laughs about nothing in particular and the time she "bought" TB and I at a slave auction to raise money for our youth group to paint a room. She picked her garage and had us paint it light pink to make it "cheery"! My heart has a hole in it tonight, but I know she is better off - no more pain.

I am also baking cake for an order I have for Saturday. It is a big one, a grad banquet for 160+ people but I am having real fun with it. all the decorations are made and it is just the cake and covering it in fondant.
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Old 06-05-2014, 08:15 AM   #19672
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We have influenza running through the facility and have lost a few residents this past week. It is heart rending. Most of the staff, including me, are on Tamiflu and many of the staff are out, too! Rough week.
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Old 06-05-2014, 09:46 AM   #19673
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Today is house cleaning day, got that done and got the sheets hanging on the wash lines (it is a beautiful sunny day today). DH just left , he is redoing our granddaughters kitchen cabinets. We are having a birthday party on Saturday for DH. Sure wish everyone could be here.:-(
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Old 06-05-2014, 10:39 AM   #19674
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We have influenza running through the facility and have lost a few residents this past week. It is heart rending. Most of the staff, including me, are on Tamiflu and many of the staff are out, too! Rough week.
Bummer. (((hugs))) Stay well.
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Old 06-05-2014, 12:10 PM   #19675
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We have influenza running through the facility and have lost a few residents this past week. It is heart rending. Most of the staff, including me, are on Tamiflu and many of the staff are out, too! Rough week.
Oh dear, PF, so sorry. Praying you stay healthy and it doesn't spread any further.

I am running on 3 solid hours sleep and a few cat naps in the night. I have to get this insomnia in check soon as it is affecting other aspects of my health.

I am about to start baking another layer to the cake. I found a recipe for "fudge rocks" so am going to add some of those to the decorations. My helper is coming over again so I will get her on that one.
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Old 06-05-2014, 10:00 PM   #19676
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I love that sound.
Me too!..My husbands nephew is deaf, was born that way. The other day we were visiting Dh's sister & it started to rain & someone said/signed..."It sounds like rain". The nephew signed saying "What does rain sound like"..How would you explain? I was speechless.
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Old 06-05-2014, 10:06 PM   #19677
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I'm still following https://twitter.com/RCMPNB

For anyone who hasn't heard, there's a guy in Moncton NB who killed three RCMP officers and shot two more last night. They are still looking for him. The Pinehurst neighbourhood in Moncton is still under lockdown.

What the heck is the matter with people?
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Old 06-05-2014, 10:53 PM   #19678
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I'm still following https://twitter.com/RCMPNB

For anyone who hasn't heard, there's a guy in Moncton NB who killed three RCMP officers and shot two more last night. They are still looking for him. The Pinehurst neighbourhood in Moncton is still under lockdown.

What the heck is the matter with people?

Canada is much more civilized than we are, and hasn't had a shooting for a year and a half. This knocked me for a loop too. Hope they get him soon.
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Taxy, we have been following it too. So sad. The last one I remember were the four officers in Alberta.

We also heard that Seattle had a shooter kill one and injure several this evening. What is the world coming to?
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Old 06-06-2014, 02:21 AM   #19680
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I am trying to get over the huge cake blunder I made tonight. I am under the gun to get a very large cake done for Saturday and had the second of two 15" cakes which make up the bottom tier all ready to go. The batter looked a little thick so I thought I had added an extra cup of flour. So, I added a bit of milk and put it in the oven. It would change the texture a bit, but not much. Well, 1/2 way through the 1 hour back I walk into the kitchen to see the measured cup of oil still sitting there.

It has been a particularly rough day so I pulled the half baked cake out of the oven, stirred it like a fool, added the oil, stirred it some more and put it back in the oven. I knew it wouldn't work but it sure felt good!

Even us career bakers do silly stuff! I will be up early to make it all over again.
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