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Old 11-02-2015, 08:37 PM   #24521
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Wow, that's crazy how expensive they are Munky. If insurance doesn't cover them, it should!
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Old 11-03-2015, 08:40 AM   #24522
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Gotta get moving, time to go vote!

A beautiful sunny fall morning to walk to the local polling place, only three blocks from my little apartment.

I love the sound of the leaves rustling as I kick my way along the sidewalk.

When I was a kid we used to pick up the prettiest leaves and bring them home to iron them under a towel and between sheets of wax paper to make them shine. They made a nice Thanksgiving centerpiece mixed in with bittersweet or Japanese lanterns from the garden. Today people go foraging at the local Target or Walmart to buy artificial leaves for Thanksgiving decorations! Makes me kinda sad.

For those of you not familiar with, what we called, Japanese lanterns.

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Old 11-03-2015, 11:02 AM   #24523
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What a great idea, Aunt Bea. I think I remember doing that with my Girl Scout troop. Thanks for the reminder.
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Old 11-03-2015, 02:20 PM   #24524
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Pretty autumn pictures, ladies.

Aunt Bea, we had those in one of the gardens when I was a kid. In a place my Mom was not happy about! Seemed to take forever to get them all so they wouldn't grow back. I always liked them...
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Old 11-03-2015, 03:09 PM   #24525
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All done with the garage.Looks good.We do have a floor!

Price checking now for hearing aids.It's unbelievable how much they cost.
$3000.00. WOT?
Maybe it's better that I not have my hearing checked.Play ignorant because I can't hear you.LOL.I don't need one really.I am ignoring you!

Seriously though my hearing loss has become very apparent with everyone around me.I didn't realize how many social situations I was in that you would find me in a corner looking extremely bored.Well, I was.Peoples voices in a large crowded noisy room I couldn't make out what someone was saying to me.I'd walk away.It was frustrating to the point I've not been wanting to go anywhere.

So Hubby and our guys have talked me into at least having my hearing checked.They might have a fight on their hands if I have to wear one.
Munky, at least try one on and then decide. I started to lose my hearing as an infant in my right ear. I had my mastoids removed when I was three months old. A hearing test was part of my normal yearly physical. Now here I am 76 y.o. and even I have noticed that my left ear is starting to go also. If you have your back to me, all I hear is the standard Charlie Brown words. Wonw, wonw, wonw. You have to be facing me for me to understand what you are saying.

A couple of the patients at Winthrop showed me their hearing aids. I never knew that they were wearing one for these past eight years. So as soon as I get through this plethora of appointments I have, I am heading for the audio department at BMC. If you wish to hide it, then let your hair grow to you chin. No one will see it. I do understand that it is a vanity thing. You would be surprised at how invisible today's hearing aids are.
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Old 11-03-2015, 03:46 PM   #24526
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What a great idea, Aunt Bea. I think I remember doing that with my Girl Scout troop. Thanks for the reminder.
Martha Stewart had a craft project many years ago with the leaves. She had four different colored leaves, ironed them with the wax paper and then placed one between two pieces of craft glass with a metal aluminum tape that had glue on one side. They were the prettiest coasters. All the supplies could be bought at Michaels or A.C. Moore's. You can also get gold tape for the project.


http://www.marthastewart.com/1002589...glass-coasters

Supplies are a lot less expensive when you buy them individually yourself than buying one of her kits. Her "kits" are priced so dang high and not always the best quality .
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Old 11-03-2015, 04:16 PM   #24527
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Martha Stewart had a craft project many years ago with the leaves. She had four different colored leaves, ironed them with the wax paper and then placed one between two pieces of craft glass with a metal aluminum tape that had glue on one side. They were the prettiest coasters. All the supplies could be bought at Michaels or A.C. Moore's. You can also get gold tape for the project.


Video: How To Make Glass Coasters | Martha Stewart

Supplies are a lot less expensive when you buy them individually yourself than buying one of her kits. Her "kits" are priced so dang high and not always the best quality .
Or you could get copper tape. It's used by people who make stained glass and would be beautiful with autumn colours. I sometimes mount pictures using copper tape.
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Old 11-03-2015, 05:47 PM   #24528
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Or you could get copper tape. It's used by people who make stained glass and would be beautiful with autumn colours. I sometimes mount pictures using copper tape.
Oh yeah. I forgot about the copper colored tape. Thanks for the reminder.
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Old 11-03-2015, 05:54 PM   #24529
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I went shopping early this morning and have been on the go all day. Preparing the meats for the freezer, slicing two heads of garlic for the fridge, one thing after another. Busy, busy, busy. There was a whole bunch of BBQ chickens from yesterday. I couldn't resist the price. I pulled off all the meat from the carcass and tossed it in a pot with carrot, celery, onion and made a stock that is so flavorful. Doesn't even need salt. I took a small spoonful for taste and had to contain myself not to drink it right down. It is now safely in the freezer labeled. I still have one more package of meat to rewrap, and then the sink which has a couple of dishes and utensils in it. But right now I have to take a break. Both my hips are screaming for mercy. So I took two Vicodin. I never do that. One now, and the second one a couple of hours later. I could use a nap right now. But too late in the day.
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Old 11-03-2015, 06:02 PM   #24530
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Pretty autumn pictures, ladies.

Aunt Bea, we had those in one of the gardens when I was a kid. In a place my Mom was not happy about! Seemed to take forever to get them all so they wouldn't grow back. I always liked them...
They were more or less a weed/escapee in our garden too!

Same with these money plants. They were a pain in the neck to my grandmother yet me mother could never get them to grow in her garden. I remember having to sit and peel the outer shell from these, an early form of child abuse!

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