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Old 10-26-2014, 04:30 PM   #21691
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It's an absolutely gorgeous fall day here along the Mississippi. I'm dehydrating pumpkin pie jerky, and have a pot of rotisserie chicken carcass and veggies simmering on the stove for stock. I picked some more of my extremely prolific lemon balm to dry for tea, along with some late hyssop. The hyssop has a nice licorice smell. I decided to dig and pot up the parsley, along with potting up a small container of chives and thyme to overwinter in the house.
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Old 10-26-2014, 09:06 PM   #21692
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I bought two Costco rotisserie chickens, stripped the breast meat off both for Shrek, some dark meat for myself. The rest into a pot with carrots, celery seed, onions and pepper to boil into stock. Just got done picking extra meat off the boiled bones and am now reducing the stock. I'm hoping for 4 cups of reduced stock. The picked meat I will chop and return to the stock. Have a bag of dried mushrooms I want to turn into soup with the stock and some rice.
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Old 10-27-2014, 11:50 PM   #21693
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I got a start on cleaning the garage. Years ago I nailed up many hanging strips and hooks for rakes, shovels and such, and everything was nice and orderly. DH apparently didn't take the hint or read the memo, and over the years has strewn all the tools and implements all over the garage to the point that everything is a tripping hazard. This year, he had the audacity to state that there's no room to store the garden hoses as the garage is too full. He should be extremely grateful that he can still walk
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Old 10-27-2014, 11:58 PM   #21694
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I got a start on cleaning the garage. Years ago I nailed up many hanging strips and hooks for rakes, shovels and such, and everything was nice and orderly. DH apparently didn't take the hint or read the memo, and over the years has strewn all the tools and implements all over the garage to the point that everything is a tripping hazard. This year, he had the audacity to state that there's no room to store the garden hoses as the garage is too full. He should be extremely grateful that he can still walk
Have you tried to label the hooks as to what hangs where and then paint footsteps leading to that wall? Or you could ban him from the garage!
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Old 10-28-2014, 12:03 AM   #21695
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I'm rehanging everything, and hopefully he now knows I'm watching him.
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Old 10-28-2014, 02:41 AM   #21696
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Dawg, you should take a photo of the proper arrangement, print the photo, and tack it on the wall/stud next to the rack. No excuses then!

Well, it must have been garage-cleaning-day in two states. My car was in getting a new pair of shoes (tires) so we have two good sets on my Sally before we head on vacation next month. With just Himself's car in the middle of the garage, I can back it out to the driveway and have a car-free zone to sweep and move things around in. Got some firewood stacked properly, moved the Christmas decorations to a better spot, Himself bungee corded the sun room screens to the studs in the garage. Everything in its place. Let the snow fly! Just wait until Thanksgiving or so. Boy, am I sore tonight.
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Old 10-28-2014, 03:42 AM   #21697
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Dawg, you should take a photo of the proper arrangement, print the photo, and tack it on the wall/stud next to the rack. No excuses then!

Well, it must have been garage-cleaning-day in two states. My car was in getting a new pair of shoes (tires) so we have two good sets on my Sally before we head on vacation next month. With just Himself's car in the middle of the garage, I can back it out to the driveway and have a car-free zone to sweep and move things around in. Got some firewood stacked properly, moved the Christmas decorations to a better spot, Himself bungee corded the sun room screens to the studs in the garage. Everything in its place. Let the snow fly! Just wait until Thanksgiving or so. Boy, am I sore tonight.
I wish the both of you would send some of the excess energy over this way. The only time I get like that is if I take two Vicodin at the same time. Then I want to put a new roof on the building and cover up the brick walls with shingles.
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Old 10-29-2014, 01:33 AM   #21698
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It's not that I have any energy Addie. I'm just pushing through it because it has to get done.

Which is what I did for three hours of yard work today. Finally hacked back the boxwood that was hiding the mailbox. Started to clean out the day lily bed. After I'm done with my alcohol rubdown (a glass of Godiva chocolate liqueur and half-and-half) I'll be heading to bed. Only to spend another three hours in the yard, weather permitting. Then it can snow so I don't see anything else that needs tending to.
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Old 10-29-2014, 02:47 AM   #21699
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It's not that I have any energy Addie. I'm just pushing through it because it has to get done.

Which is what I did for three hours of yard work today. Finally hacked back the boxwood that was hiding the mailbox. Started to clean out the day lily bed. After I'm done with my alcohol rubdown (a glass of Godiva chocolate liqueur and half-and-half) I'll be heading to bed. Only to spend another three hours in the yard, weather permitting. Then it can snow so I don't see anything else that needs tending to.
The Godiva liqueur gave me a flashback!

Try Making a Peppermint patty!

One packet of instant hot chocolate prepared according to the package directions.
two shots of Godiva chocolate liqueur
two shots of Rumple Minze peppermint schnapps

Decorate with whipped cream and a candy cane stirrer.

Makes two servings share it with a friend, or not!

Then relax and let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!!!
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Old 10-29-2014, 03:09 AM   #21700
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I have been batting down the hatches or however that saying goes! No, the storm missed us but the tornadoes known as the kids are coming over tomorrow for a few hours while their Mom is at a course. They are both sick (same thing as me so we are all good on the contagion front) and can't go to their daycare so I will have them.

I have lined up several movies, hot dogs for lunch, "sparkle juice" (the fun name I gave to orange juice diluted with sparkling water), popcorn and we are going to throw pillows and sleeping bags on the living room floor and veg until their Mom gets here!

Right now I am going to bed to hopefully have a restful sleep so I am ready for them!
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