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Old 02-26-2012, 03:40 PM   #2011
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Currently ignoring the cats pestering for attention to be a brat. He woke me by wacking me in the face with his paws and I figure if he can snub me when he's annoyed with me I can do the same to him. I'll cave and pay attention to him in a moment.
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Old 02-26-2012, 03:44 PM   #2012
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Yeah, really am. But don't tell him that.

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Old 02-27-2012, 06:57 AM   #2013
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Getting ready to go to work to put out a small catering for 50 people. Then off to visit my aunt in the hospital for an infected knee replacement, hope to get home by 3:00 to get some catering quotes done for a wedding & a bridal shower.
Small - ha. Maybe to you, but to this ordinary person that sounds like a very daunting task. I myself am in awe of the things that folks accomplish without breaking stride, it seems. What a day, Simonbaker.

While we're in the thick of it all the constant activity may not seem remarkable; once retirement sets in (IMO), we begin to see and appreciate just what great things are being accomplished around us. So many people bear up under heavy loads -- work schedules, the illnesses of loved ones, the need to have a work schedule -- any work schedule. So many stories....and we get to share them here, from all parts of the globe. Lucky us.
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:14 AM   #2014
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A co-worker is on vacation for two weeks, I will be going in today for 4 hours to keep us caught up. Luckily, we are at low-census, hard on our paychecks, but nice that we don't have a bunch of folks that need us.

So, I am heading for work and then getting my regular Monday chores done, like laundry...
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:58 AM   #2015
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When I'm done shovelling snow off the back of the front deck (deck split in two by new porch addition)....

I spread seed for wildlife, which wait patiently.

DH says not to feed the wild turkeys but in the wilderness, one can't dictate who comes to one's table. I let God decide.

I'm also working indoors on a quilt (This Gemini is not a quilter, just hoping to exercise the aging gray matter):

It will have large and small squares and rectangles, appliqueed with 'hibiscus flowers': (here are some small squares in progress):

Should look like this when completed (minus the 'busy' border):

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Old 02-27-2012, 12:37 PM   #2016
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I'm on the bus to home after a weekend away with my sister. It was nice but geez I missed my family! The highway is bare and dry so far, but we had a HUGE dump of snow over the weekend (thus the bus ride).
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:43 PM   #2017
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Just got done watching my great-grandson on YouTube at his hockey game. He scored two goals. Way to go!!!!! So sorry I wasn't able to go to the game.
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:47 PM   #2018
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I'm replying to the "what you are doing" thread on the best forum in the world

Ok ok, I'm trying to find a good camera for food photography and the choices are tough!!! Helpppppppppppp!
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Old 02-27-2012, 02:02 PM   #2019
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Just got back from the repair shop with my repaired mixer. Now having a light lunch of hummus, kalamata olives and pita.
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Old 02-27-2012, 03:11 PM   #2020
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I'm getting my knives today. SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.

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