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Old 12-02-2011, 02:23 PM   #401
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Just came back from mailing my oldest sons Christmas gifts to Colorado. I like to mail it early so it is one less thing to stress about. :^)
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Old 12-02-2011, 03:18 PM   #402
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I wish I was that motivated, Joann. I am still struggling to figure out gifts. Fortunately this year I don't have to mail anything so that helps.

I am trying to find an old recipe I had for whipped shortbread - I just got a new cookie press and haven't made the cookies in a long time. The recipe was another hand-me-down from my great grandmother. I never met her, but I can tell she was an excellent cook just by all the recipes she left to the family. Most were her own creations as they lived on a homestead for many years and didn't have access to a lot of cook books.

Oh, the sleep didn't come last night until around 1, but that is still one more hour than I have been getting.
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Old 12-02-2011, 03:42 PM   #403
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my mom, who is 91 and has been eating like a smallish bird lately, just polished off a thick slab of banana nut bread. the bread came out beautifully, thanks to pac's own recipe!:) it's such a good feeling to see my mom eat, and with a real healthy appetite....:)
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Old 12-02-2011, 03:45 PM   #404
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I'm glad you liked it. It not my recipe though. Just one I found on the internet.
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Old 12-02-2011, 03:48 PM   #405
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finally back in the saddle again.

a year ago at this time, i was made assistant cubmaster of the cub scout pack in our town. it was so dysfunctional that by springtime, we quit (mostly at the behest of my wife) and we put our son in a pack in another town. i felt terribly leaving like that because i think i could have turned things around. but i had to do right by my wife and son, going where they would be happy.

so, after helping out in the new pack on a lot of things, i finally get to put on the uniform again, this time as assistant den leader. i'll be leading the boys in our den in a lesson on tools and woodworking. i'm really looking forward to it.

so, more sewing for me. new pack numbers, new rank patch.

i just hope i don't sew it into my pants again.
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Old 12-02-2011, 04:27 PM   #406
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finally back in the saddle again.

a year ago at this time, i was made assistant cubmaster of the cub scout pack in our town. it was so dysfunctional that by springtime, we quit (mostly at the behest of my wife) and we put our son in a pack in another town. i felt terribly leaving like that because i think i could have turned things around. but i had to do right by my wife and son, going where they would be happy.

so, after helping out in the new pack on a lot of things, i finally get to put on the uniform again, this time as assistant den leader. i'll be leading the boys in our den in a lesson on tools and woodworking. i'm really looking forward to it.

so, more sewing for me. new pack numbers, new rank patch.

i just hope i don't sew it into my pants again.
What is the first project?
Getting your house ready for sale?
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I am trying to find an old recipe I had for whipped shortbread - I just got a new cookie press and haven't made the cookies in a long time. The recipe was another hand-me-down from my great grandmother. I never met her, but I can tell she was an excellent cook just by all the recipes she left to the family. Most were her own creations as they lived on a homestead for many years and didn't have access to a lot of cook books.
Well, I finally resorted to an internet recipe that seems close to Nona's. If they turn out I will post a picture in the baking thread.

I am not happy with my new press as it is smaller and has less shapes, but I can't find one like my old one and with my arthritic hands, this is a better fit.
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ROFL, pac. i never thought of that. that's a great idea!

actually, the first project is supposed to be a bird house or something similar. i'm going to try to get some of the boys to build bat boxes so we can put them up in the woods around a field in town.
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ROFL, pac. i never thought of that. that's a great idea!

actually, the first project is supposed to be a bird house or something similar. i'm going to try to get some of the boys to build bat boxes so we can put them up in the woods around a field in town.
If you see a car speeding through your town away from the fields and woods, that will be me.
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Old 12-02-2011, 07:02 PM   #410
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Great idea on the bat boxes. That will add a nice twist to just a run of the mill bird house. Don't forget the grooves for the bats little feetsies to grab onto.
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