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Old 12-04-2014, 04:23 AM   #21901
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I should be sleeping. I have to go to Winthrop today. They want to see me about my little excursion to the hospital. They just want to check me out to make sure I am all right.
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Old 12-04-2014, 06:18 AM   #21902
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It never sounds like you eat enough to use up your food stamps, Addie, but I guess with your boys being there so much you need that extra food. My brother-in-law is eligible for food stamps but won't apply. He's eligible for a lot of things he won't apply for. I don't know why. He worked all his life and paid taxes. In fact, he still works a little part time job and is still paying taxes. He would rather live so frugally instead of taking what he calls hand-outs.
True Carol. When I am alone, I always have food stamps left over after I do my big shopping. Spike has my EBT card, so when I would need something, like milk, he would use it until it was spent. But I have laid down the law with The Pirate. If he continues to eat here, I want to see him come through the door with groceries in his arms. Otherwise he can cook for himself at his home. Not mine. I keep telling myself that I really shouldn't complain with all he does for me. But, I can't afford to feed him. And if I had to, I can do my own household chores. It just takes me a lot longer than when he does them.
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Old 12-04-2014, 09:53 AM   #21903
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I put out my Christmas decorations this morning, a job that should take all of 10 minutes. The result from that one little task was a mountain of dust and two shopping bags full of books and bric a brac for Sally Ann!

Where does dust come from and why does it climb two flights of stairs to hang out in my apartment!
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Old 12-04-2014, 11:56 AM   #21904
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I've been prepping the groceries yesterday, so far the celery, broccoli, hamburger, ground sausage, and chicken fingers are done. Nothing left for prep except to repackage some bay scallops, then slice up the yellow squash and onion.

Later, I'll make taco meat and cook up the squash/onion mix.
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Old 12-04-2014, 12:11 PM   #21905
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I'm recalling yesterday's visit to the meat aisle at Publix. The prices were insane; these days all I can do is stroll by and look - with maybe a nod of greeting to the beef cuts. Cube steak - $4.99/lb. Oy. I saw a leg of lamb priced at $38.00.
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Old 12-04-2014, 01:32 PM   #21906
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tinlizzy, I was shocked at the food prices in FL. No wonder most locals are so skinny! Thanks to Market Basket, most prices here are lower than back home, but my old haunts in OH are still a bargain compared to most of what I saw when we were on vacation.
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Old 12-04-2014, 03:45 PM   #21907
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I've spent all morning getting out Christmas decorations, too. I have to find a new place for my many houseplants, so that's been a challenge. It's fun though, and I'm getting into the spirit. Much of the Christmas décor was my late mom's, and many of those are over 60 years old and charming as can be. I love them, and it helps me feel closer to her during the holiday season.

Meat prices....oy. I'm with y'all there. I bought a tray of chicken wings when I had family visiting recently, and it was something like $13 for not even 3 pounds. They used to be the cheapest cut around, not any more.

Addie, I'm surprised you can share your EBT card with your son. I don't know much about them, but I think in CA you have to show ID and only the person they are issued to can use them.
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Old 12-04-2014, 04:03 PM   #21908
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My decorating is like a Christmas Creep. Today I got the layers of linens on the kitchen table - plaid full-size, topped by a square one with a Santa motif printed around the perimeter (my Mom used to use it on our table!) I set it so the points go down towards the chairs. Then our two spots have place mats. Gotta protect the antique!

I also finished decorating the sun room tree. I'll post a picture when it gets dark and the lights are on.
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Old 12-04-2014, 06:18 PM   #21909
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I'm recalling yesterday's visit to the meat aisle at Publix. The prices were insane; these days all I can do is stroll by and look - with maybe a nod of greeting to the beef cuts. Cube steak - $4.99/lb. Oy. I saw a leg of lamb priced at $38.00.
I feel the same way, I simply won't pay those high prices, not enough bang for the buck!

Pass the chicken please!
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Old 12-04-2014, 06:29 PM   #21910
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Don't some prices get reduced in US supermarkets at a certain time of day? They do here in UK.
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