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Old 07-01-2012, 12:32 PM   #3831
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Right at this moment? Going absolutely bonkers with a weirdo morning. I wake very early (when I sleep "in" at all, which usually means I'm thrilled to wake when the sun is up). Good start to the day, right? We'd decided on a cold pasta salad for supper, and that's my big thing. Cook when the kitchen is cooler. So I put some "gourmet" pasta my husband wanted to try. Now, picture it, husband asleep. I was going back and forth between my novel and the computer and the bathroom (like many old houses, bathroom is in back of the kitchen). I checked the pasta, way, way to firm. So went into use the bathroom, we're talking a minute or so, came back out and the pasta was mush. I was just furious. Left it in the strainer until husband woke and came down and asked him to taste it, and I knew he'd agree, trash. So I started another pot of water boiling and the rest of the bag of the "gourmet" pasta, and, since I had back-up (husband to potty the dog, watch the water if I needed to pee, etc), started over. I made the pasta and took it to where I thought it was a little too "al dente" and husband agreed with me, just trash the stuff. If I'd had some eggs in the house I'd have made a fritata, but as it was, just threw it out. I HATE to throw out food, period. And this was expensive crap. Then I grabbed a bag of tried and true, Barilla, and started over. Now we're talking three times, in a not air conditioned kitchen. Then my dog is barking her head off. She isn't a yapper, so I looked out and found a man walking through my yard. Huh? He looked sort of like my yard guy, I thought, but Sunday? Then I heard a power saw and realized ... well, it goes on and on. Bad morning. All in all, it's OK, it was just $10 worth of useless flour and water and effort and too much heat in the kitchen. The yard guys are just taking down a neighbor's tree, that had fallen (and luckily only nicked a gutter, that said neighbor has already told me he would repair). But just one of those days where all this happened when DH was asleep or up performing his abultions. One of those days, I guess.
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:56 PM   #3832
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lol, no no no no.

i got it. one little snip with the sterilized cutters and i squuezed it out. a teeny liitle tip of a thorn. then i crazy glued the little flap of skin back down. viola'! i can go back to eating christians.
Gotta love crazy glue.

I'm listening to the rain and smelling that special fresh air that comes with the rain. We had a backyard party yesterday and today will be spend setting the house to rights. We're supposed to go to a BBQ to celebrate Canada Day but with this rain I'll be surprised if it happens.
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Old 07-01-2012, 01:21 PM   #3833
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I am reading through this thread and others, catching up on stuff. Some good stuff everyone!
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Old 07-01-2012, 02:49 PM   #3834
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Awww Taxy, that is a shame...has Stirling never had a license?
i had a drivers license but never drove. took lessons, got license and a car. it scares the hell out of me. i start to shake, my mind goes numb and i can't think what i am supposed to do.so best i stay off the roads.
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Old 07-01-2012, 04:33 PM   #3835
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Hi everyone :)

I have recently got out of bed...Steve is going back to work today so up at 5.0am every morning again

Today I have to get stuck into the housework and get a few things from the shops

Hope you are all having a nice day/night
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Old 07-01-2012, 04:35 PM   #3836
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i had a drivers license but never drove. took lessons, got license and a car. it scares the hell out of me. i start to shake, my mind goes numb and i can't think what i am supposed to do.so best i stay off the roads.
Babetoo, you should give it a try

I was very a bit sceptical at first with driving too...but for me it was more the test, as I dont particularly like tests of any sort!

Actual driving though is wonderful, you just have to be a safe driver and be very alert

I know it is annoying with idiots on the roads but if you drive well and safely you can usually avoid any incidents with bad drivers
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Old 07-01-2012, 06:25 PM   #3837
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Enjoying sitting with my feet up after a challenging weekend. We had several caterings, large groups twice a day for 3 days. Glad our busiest weekend of the year is behind us.
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Old 07-01-2012, 07:09 PM   #3838
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Diddly squat. Floated around the pool for awhile.
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Old 07-01-2012, 07:30 PM   #3839
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I am all rugged up on the recliner with the quilt watching Criminal Minds...love that show...but now I have to move sadly as I must get to the shops, need to buy some bits and pieces
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:02 PM   #3840
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goofing off right now. somehow i got involved in cleaning out kitchen cupboards. my gosh there was a lot of stuff i haven't even used. and spices to old to be any good. good feeling though.
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