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Old 09-22-2014, 05:50 PM   #21341
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Congratulating myself. Been to weigh in tonight and I've lot 2lbs. Just right, I think. Too much too quick and the skin can't keep up. I'd rather be fat than wrinkly.

I'm aiming to lose 14 lbs and then I will be "reviewing the situation", as the song says.

A coupe of months and you won't recognise me.
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Old 09-22-2014, 05:59 PM   #21342
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Good for you, Mad Cook!

I'm picking apples from our extremely prolific tree that was supposed to take a break this year, but apparently didn't read the memo. The tree is very tall, so I use a jerry-rigged apple picker with an extension pole that I duct-taped on. Later, DH then gets to use the ladder plus picker. We've already targeted our apple recipient victims, bwahhaha!
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Old 09-22-2014, 08:28 PM   #21343
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watching the opener of the Voice. pharrell and gwen stefani have joined the coacing panel this season! i'm so psyched, mondays are gonna be the bomb!
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Old 09-23-2014, 08:50 PM   #21344
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We've already targeted our apple recipient victims, bwahhaha!
Oh dang I'd sure like to be near you! I'd take all you could send me!
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Old 09-23-2014, 09:02 PM   #21345
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Oh dang I'd sure like to be near you! I'd take all you could send me!
Me too! Me too! Are these eating or cooking apples? Doesn't matter. Pies or applesauce. Either one is good.
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Old 09-23-2014, 09:07 PM   #21346
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unless you spray your trees, it's always a good idea to eat an apple with a knife.

finding a worm in your apple by using a knife is much better than finding half a worm without one.
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Old 09-23-2014, 09:13 PM   #21347
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unless you spray your trees, it's always a good idea to eat an apple with a knife.

finding a worm in your apple by using a knife is much better than finding half a worm without one.
So true...I discovered this the hard way.
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Old 09-23-2014, 09:19 PM   #21348
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I would happily gift apples to anyone who wants them! Especially if you come and pick them! We don't spray, and they aren't pretty, but they're some of the best eating/baking/cooking apples I've ever had. No idea what kind they are. I still have apple butter and apple sauce from last year, was sure hoping for a reprieve this year.
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Old 09-23-2014, 09:41 PM   #21349
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I've taken a lot of pictures in the past 60 years and I can say without hesitation that the best thing to happen to photography is the replacement of film with digital photography.

Gone are the days of buying and carrying your favorite films, sending or taking them for development then waiting for them to be developed/printed. Hesitating to take too many pictures for fear you wouldn't have enough film is gone forever. The cost of buying and developing the film could get prohibitive. If you wanted larger prints, that cost extra.

Now you don't have to be a darkroom genius with thousands of dollars in equipment to make a great photo.

Things have changed so much that most pictures aren't even taken with a dedicated camera anymore. Cell phones rule.
Well said! It could get really expensive taking pics with film. Hard to believe it wasn't all that long ago. I have a digital camera, but my cell phone is always nearby and takes pretty darn good pics.
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Old 09-23-2014, 09:43 PM   #21350
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I would happily gift apples to anyone who wants them! Especially if you come and pick them! We don't spray, and they aren't pretty, but they're some of the best eating/baking/cooking apples I've ever had. No idea what kind they are. I still have apple butter and apple sauce from last year, was sure hoping for a reprieve this year.
Sure does sound good. I love fresh picked apples, they are the best. There are a couple of orchards up in the hills not far from here and now that apple season is approaching, I can't wait to take my grandson there for the u-picks.
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