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Old 12-05-2014, 07:22 PM   #21931
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Where did you get those beautiful gift boxes?
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Old 12-05-2014, 08:12 PM   #21932
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Where did you get those beautiful gift boxes?
I got them at AC Moore, they weren't expensive either, like $3.99 for 5! Perfect size for 4 jumbo cookies
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Old 12-05-2014, 10:08 PM   #21933
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Getting my weekend started...jammies, a cup of coffee and a movie.
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Old 12-05-2014, 11:47 PM   #21934
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bakechef, I love those little ceramic dutch ovens, and your gift boxes! I'd love to be the recipient of one of those dessert gifts.

creative...congratulations! I'm not techy savvy at all, I'd be pretty proud of myself, too.

It's just past 8:30 here now, and I'm still fiddling with Christmas decorations. There's so many of my late mom's...she passed away only 3 years ago...and I've finally resigned myself to the fact that I can't put out everything she had. Packed away a bunch of them, and I'm happy that tomorrow my SIL is taking me to Home Depot to pick out my tree.
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Old 12-06-2014, 01:32 AM   #21935
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I went to bed at 11:00 o'clock. Here it is 1:15 am and all I have been doing is taking five minute naps. I can't seem to stay asleep. It looks like I am going to be up all night again. Last night I slept the whole night through. And I didn't take any naps during the day. I woke up early, and by eleven, I was ready for bed. So here I sit. I should take out my needlework and try to finish it.
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Old 12-06-2014, 03:25 AM   #21936
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...Market Basket Weekly Circular Sales Flyer

Take a look at what we are paying up here....
Addie, how can you tease fellow posters with a Market Basket ad? No matter where else I've shopped, whether in OH, FL, or near me in MA or CT, no one else runs deals like they do. In fact, I just saw a Stop and Shop ad bragging about all their new "low" prices...and apples are still 40 cents higher than Market Basket charges every week. When we finally move back to OH, I will certainly miss MB. And one or two other things. But mostly MB.

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Old 12-06-2014, 08:06 AM   #21937
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Addie, how can you tease fellow posters with a Market Basket ad? No matter where else I've shopped, whether in OH, FL, or near me in MA or CT, no one else runs deals like they do. In fact, I just saw a Stop and Shop ad bragging about all their new "low" prices...and apples are still 40 cents higher than Market Basket charges every week. When we finally move back to OH, I will certainly miss MB. And one or two other things. But mostly MB.

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I once sent a flyer to my girlfriend in Atlanta. I got a call from her at 10 at night. She was almost in tears. She couldn't believe the low prices for our produce compared to what she was paying in Atlanta. If you think S&S are so much higher than MB, you should take a gander at a Shaws flyer. They have been rated as a very expensive store with poor quality foods and produce. One of the top ten of bad stores.

I do appreciate MB. And I realize how lucky we are to have them.
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Old 12-06-2014, 09:13 AM   #21938
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It's quite a difference here. I get $888/month in Social Security with rent of $220. My electric costs around $25/month with level billing. Food prices are all high and getting higher, but my SNAP is only $26.

This year my raise was $13, my cable bill increased $14, rent went up $3, and food stamps went down $6. No way to get ahead.
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Old 12-06-2014, 12:07 PM   #21939
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I once sent a flyer to my girlfriend in Atlanta. I got a call from her at 10 at night. She was almost in tears. She couldn't believe the low prices for our produce compared to what she was paying in Atlanta. If you think S&S are so much higher than MB, you should take a gander at a Shaws flyer. They have been rated as a very expensive store with poor quality foods and produce. One of the top ten of bad stores.

I do appreciate MB. And I realize how lucky we are to have them.
I bet that the only reason that Shaw's survives is because most of their stores are in densely populated areas like Boston with limited competition. We have SO many grocery stores here, it's kind of crazy, in my 5 mile commute alone I drive past 2 of my company and at least one of most of the others. One of our competitors has stores built within 1/2 to 1 mile from each other in some locations, you could walk from one to the other. These are pricey upscale stores.

The difference here compared to up north, stores here average much lower sales per store. Up north a grocery store doing 1 million a week is quite common, here it's pretty rare.
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Just got done reading an obituary in our local newspaper, that a man wrote about his own life. It was so interesting and so touching. He was 78 when he died. At the end he said that he was sorry to the people that he talked to on a daily basis that he will no longer be there to answer their calls.
He said that there would not be a funeral but that his family were going to have a "Gone Away" party for him and he hoped his friends would stop by.

Makes you stop and think about what you would write about your self in your own obituary.
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