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Old 12-02-2015, 05:09 PM   #24711
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Decorating for Christmas here today too, and getting into the swing of things by listening to my Vince Guaraldi Charlie Brown Christmas CD. I'm surprised I haven't worn that CD out over the years! This one is my fave - the Charlie Brown Christmas Dance.
I'll be getting my tree tomorrow - moving a few things around today to make a space for it.
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Old 12-02-2015, 05:38 PM   #24712
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I have not gotten as far as putting out my few Christmas decorations yet.

Today was spent burrowing around in the closets, sorting through Christmas decorations and holiday dishes that I no longer use. The good news is that I have three large boxes ready for the local charity shop. The bad news is that I have two large boxes of things I no longer use and am unable to part with. I'll make another run at it next year!!!
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Old 12-05-2015, 11:03 AM   #24713
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setting up my new cell phone.
The last one was just fine but hubby thought I needed one just like his.

Where is the OFF button?
This one is a little too picky.Oh great, it's just like me.
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Old 12-05-2015, 03:40 PM   #24714
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Have just been posting the song "Another Day In Paradise" by Phil Collins on some forums....because as Christmas draws near I am particularly reminded on those that are street homeless. My heart goes out to them.

I was one of them (in the last century) and through the winter....so I know first hand what it was like.
I have enormous compassion for them and hope they survive the cold....whether they be mentally ill, unfortunate, a junkie or a drunk - none deserve to die for lack of shelter.
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Old 12-06-2015, 09:23 PM   #24715
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What are you doing?

Singing along with the Frank Sinatra special. My mother despised FS, she was an Elvis girl. I don't care, DH and I are singing anyway.

I'm shocked that DH knows FS lyrics that I've never heard! (He is a bit older, that may explain it.)
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Old 12-07-2015, 12:42 AM   #24716
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I'm recording it Dawg, and we'll watch it without commercials tomorrow. I wasn't a fan at the time, but his music sure speaks to me now. "Come Fly With Me" especially since SousChef and I found each other. Sigh.
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Old 12-07-2015, 03:39 AM   #24717
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I made from-scratch pierogies today! First time ever. It took me a while to figure out how to work with a dough that wasn't a pie crust, but once I got the hang of it, not so bad! The ones in the upper-left of the tray were the first (and look it), while the ones on the right side of the tray were my improved versions towards the end. Unlike when I used packaged won ton wrappers to make pot stickers, I'll definitely make pierogies again. Just not until after the holidays. Here are the "before" and "after" pictures. BTW, I made 26 pieces - we have about 10 left.
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Old 12-07-2015, 12:49 PM   #24718
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Those look great, CG. I can definitely tell where you started to get the hang of it - although I'm sure they were ALL very tasty!
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Old 12-07-2015, 01:04 PM   #24719
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I'm sitting at the dining room table, sipping on my second cuppa and watching my kitty frolicking in the leaves on the back lawn. He's having so much fun attacking the pile of leaves and leaping up in mid air catching them as they fall. Not bad for a 16 year old kitty!

Entertaining as he is, I need to start getting a move on and getting things done around here....
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Old 12-07-2015, 01:16 PM   #24720
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Woo Hoo, the painter arrived and he's washing the outside of the house right now. I hope the new color scheme will be as pretty as I expect. I'm fussy about the right shades of color and the SC is tint blind, so he's no help. He claims to have passed all FAA color blindness tests, but flying and paint tints are two different things. Personally, every man I've known is tint blind.
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