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Old 11-27-2015, 03:20 PM   #24691
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This is a great idea, creative! I'm another one who is put off by neverending pleas for donations after the first donation.
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Old 11-27-2015, 04:29 PM   #24692
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This is a great idea, creative! I'm another one who is put off by neverending pleas for donations after the first donation.
What Dawg said.
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Old 11-27-2015, 04:59 PM   #24693
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Old 11-27-2015, 05:04 PM   #24694
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What are you doing?

DH is upstairs lecturing and screeching at the TV, his favorite football team is playing, and apparently the ref is making bad calls.

I'm watching the Food Network. All the other channels, including my beloved court shows, have been taken over by football. No movies are of interest right now.

Oh, and portioning up leftovers for freezing.
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Old 11-27-2015, 07:29 PM   #24695
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Excellent suggestion, creative. I find it counterproductive to making a small donation when it seems like an equal amount is spent trying to get me to give more.

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I'm recovering from yesterday. And Wednesday. Not only did I prep and make a total of seven (!) side dished (half on Wednesday and the rest on Thanksgiving), I got the bright idea to completely clean and rearrange the dining half of our kitchen. That included moving a china cabinet from one wall to another, and removing all the items from our glassware-and-wine rack...and washing every single glass item. Then there was the two-stack Barristers' bookcase that holds about 140 cookbooks. Oy! Murphy's Oil Soap washed the table and four chairs, while Mr. Clean got the floor (the cleaning solution, not Himself). At least everything sparkled (and tasted great) when my SIL and her hubby showed up at our place bearing a turkey and pumpkin pie.

Gosh, I wish my get-up-and-go to clean would wake up when absolutely nothing else is planned for days
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Old 11-27-2015, 07:59 PM   #24696
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DH is upstairs lecturing and screeching at the TV, his favorite football team is playing, and apparently the ref is making bad calls.

I'm watching the Food Network. All the other channels, including my beloved court shows, have been taken over by football. No movies are of interest right now.

Oh, and portioning up leftovers for freezing.
I hear ya, Dawg. If you get the Travel Channel, have you ever watched "Mysteries at the Museum"? I have it on DVR. It's interesting, and handy to have on hand when you can't possibly watch another FoodNetwork show during sports seasons.

It's on right now through the wee hours.

Mysteries at the Museum: About the Show: Travel Channel
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Old 11-27-2015, 08:07 PM   #24697
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I'm recovering from yesterday. And Wednesday. Not only did I prep and make a total of seven (!) side dished (half on Wednesday and the rest on Thanksgiving), I got the bright idea to completely clean and rearrange the dining half of our kitchen. That included moving a china cabinet from one wall to another, and removing all the items from our glassware-and-wine rack...and washing every single glass item. Then there was the two-stack Barristers' bookcase that holds about 140 cookbooks. Oy! Murphy's Oil Soap washed the table and four chairs, while Mr. Clean got the floor (the cleaning solution, not Himself). At least everything sparkled (and tasted great) when my SIL and her hubby showed up at our place bearing a turkey and pumpkin pie.

Gosh, I wish my get-up-and-go to clean would wake up when absolutely nothing else is planned for days
Wow, CG....and I thought I was busy this past week! It's gotta be a nice feeling to get all that cleaning done, though. I did finally get my kitchen cleaned up from yesterday but it really took some git-er-done will power.
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Old 11-27-2015, 08:38 PM   #24698
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My problem with cleaning, Cheryl, is that by the time I actually get through the whole house (not that it's big, it's just that I'm slow and lazy when it comes to cleaning), the place I started at looks like it has never been cleaned.
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Excellent suggestion, creative. I find it counterproductive to making a small donation when it seems like an equal amount is spent trying to get me to give more.

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I'm recovering from yesterday. And Wednesday. Not only did I prep and make a total of seven (!) side dished (half on Wednesday and the rest on Thanksgiving), I got the bright idea to completely clean and rearrange the dining half of our kitchen. That included moving a china cabinet from one wall to another, and removing all the items from our glassware-and-wine rack...and washing every single glass item. Then there was the two-stack Barristers' bookcase that holds about 140 cookbooks. Oy! Murphy's Oil Soap washed the table and four chairs, while Mr. Clean got the floor (the cleaning solution, not Himself). At least everything sparkled (and tasted great) when my SIL and her hubby showed up at our place bearing a turkey and pumpkin pie.

Gosh, I wish my get-up-and-go to clean would wake up when absolutely nothing else is planned for days
Wow! I got tired just reading that. My cleaning get up go left home a while ago and hasn't been seen for a long time.

As to charities, I suspect this is true of non-Canadian charities to a large extent. Most Canadian charities have websites and if you look hard, you can find out where the money goes, i.e. how much goes to fund raising? how much to salaries? how much to research, etc.? Nowadays I like to check that stuff. Again, there is probably a version of this in other countries - places that rate charities. Here are two Canadian ones: 2015 Charity 100: Canada's top-rated charities and Charity Intelligence Canada Unfortunately, those two only rate the 100 highest grossing charities.

And thank you for your suggestion Creative.
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Old 11-28-2015, 11:04 AM   #24700
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I hear ya, Dawg. If you get the Travel Channel, have you ever watched "Mysteries at the Museum"? I have it on DVR. It's interesting, and handy to have on hand when you can't possibly watch another FoodNetwork show during sports seasons.

It's on right now through the wee hours.

Mysteries at the Museum: About the Show: Travel Channel

Great idea, Cheryl! Thanks!
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