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Old 12-22-2014, 11:16 AM   #22061
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Happyu Belated Birthday SB and Happy Birthday KL!!!
What she said, only without the 'u.'
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Old 12-22-2014, 01:26 PM   #22062
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Definitely something going around. I was up at 3 a.m.!
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Old 12-22-2014, 01:50 PM   #22063
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Think you're on to something. I couldn't sleep either.
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Old 12-22-2014, 03:04 PM   #22064
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My brother-in-law bought a bread machine when they first came out, but then his wife realized he didn't want to eat the bread...he just liked smelling it baking.

I got my bread machine at a flea market, in the original unopened carton for $25. I used it twice. We see used ones at the Goodwill store all the time. Most of them don't have the instruction booklet with them, but I have found that you can google them and print them out or just save them on your computer for reference.

I have heard of a lot of people who use them just for the prep, then do the actual baking in their oven. I think I might try that...but I still shouldn't be eating the bread. It certainly wouldn't go stale, but my blood sugar would sure go up!
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Old 12-22-2014, 07:54 PM   #22065
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What are you doing?

We're going to go sing Christmas carols at a local Mexican watering hole. I may not be in tune, but I'm loud and know all the words.
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Old 12-22-2014, 08:49 PM   #22066
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My Mom bought a bread machine as "our" Christmas present one year. She had a very small kitchen with very little counter space, so I thought it was a ridiculous idea.

We used it 3-4 times a week for years!

It had a timer that you could set that would let you wake up to fresh baking bread. Nice!!
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Old 12-22-2014, 11:24 PM   #22067
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I've come to the conclusion that smokers are the only people who actually take regular breaks...since I quit I have to plan my breaks consciously. Sometimes I even forget lunchtime until it silly late to take it.
In my experience you are correct. Most non smokers in my work don't bother taking their 15 minute breaks, but many of the smokers take theirs and many take extra ones.
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Old 12-23-2014, 07:44 AM   #22068
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My husband recently brought it to my attention that most of the smokers you see outside businesses are women. He thinks that indicates that more smokers are women than men. Either that, or those particular businesses employ more women than men.
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Old 12-23-2014, 02:55 PM   #22069
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What am I doing?

Trying to get back into the "grove" of the holiday. Sunday, Glenn's best friend of eons died and we kinda got the starch knocked out of us. We went to the visitation last night. It was at a funeral home in Paris, TN, which is a slight distance from us. We were both dreading the experience and, as it turned out, it wasn't as nuclear as we'd anticipated. Huge turnout and a very long line of friends to visit with the widow.

Glenn would like the world to think he's a real tough guy and, for the most part, he carries that persona off well. Except he did tear up last night, which I fully expected since he and his friend were so close.

He couldn't bring himself to go to the funeral today and has not been his usual cheerful self. No surprise there. To make matters worse, it's cold, grey, rainy and windy. Not very conducive to a positive attitude.

We'll get back into the swing of things, we've just been thrown a bit of a curve. I feel bad for my sweetheart but he, too, will go on. He's truly my man of steel and velvet.
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Old 12-23-2014, 03:13 PM   #22070
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Sorry to hear of your and Glen's loss.
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