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Old 10-12-2012, 11:07 PM   #6131
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Kicking back and trying to figure out a new "toy" that was delivered today. My brain is about to bleed. I have an ice pack on my knee because it's been plaguing me more and more all the time. "Arthur" is NOT a friend. The ice feels so good and the pain is subsiding. Yeah!

However, I've had my evening shower, there are fresh line-dried sheets on our bed and I know the perfume of the outdoors will lull me to sleep. I love sliding into bed on Friday night.
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:16 PM   #6132
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Katie, I agree nothing better than getting into bed when you have just washed the sheets and they have dried outside...we too wash our sheets every Friday and put a lovely clean set on...we have about 6 sets of cotton sheets
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Old 10-13-2012, 06:57 AM   #6133
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A hot soaky bath with Epsom Salts is good for muscle pain.
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Old 10-13-2012, 07:14 AM   #6134
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Epsom Salts is also good for roses.

Another all nighter. Did some sewing, got bored with that. Watched some TV. Got bored with that. Started to clean the stove. Boring! I changed the sheet on my bed. I have only a bottom sheet. Hate top sheets. I can't stand to have it touch my bad leg since the surgery. Don't know why. I sleep with my leg outside the blanket. I take really good care of the graft.

I do have to do a couple of loads of laundry today. But because I have been up all night I will probably crash around ten this morning. Wake up around three.
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Old 10-13-2012, 07:19 AM   #6135
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I never have a problem sleeping until 9:00AM or later, but today I'm up and ready at 6:30 AM on a Saturday morning waiting for a furniture delivery. (scheduled for 7:00AM to 10:00AM).
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:08 PM   #6136
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I just prepped a big hunk of Hen of the Woods mushroom. A friend found a 35 pounder and was nice enough to give us a big piece! More than enough to freeze, dehydrate, and fry up.
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:27 PM   #6137
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I just prepped a big hunk of Hen of the Woods mushroom. A friend found a 35 pounder and was nice enough to give us a big piece! More than enough to freeze, dehydrate, and fry up.
A 35 pound mushroom! Is that normal for hen of the woods? What do they taste like? I know, dumb question, but are they similar to anything else?
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:37 PM   #6138
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A 35 pound mushroom! Is that normal for hen of the woods? What do they taste like? I know, dumb question, but are they similar to anything else?



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Not dumb at all, TL. I'd never heard of them before either. We got an 8 pounder from the same friend a couple years ago. The taste is like a portobello, really meaty. They freeze and dehydrate really well. I use them in soup and spaghetti sauce. 35 pounds is big, but not uncommon, they can get bigger!
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:42 PM   #6139
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I just prepped a big hunk of Hen of the Woods mushroom. A friend found a 35 pounder and was nice enough to give us a big piece! More than enough to freeze, dehydrate, and fry up.


there you go again, dawg! last year you had us drooling over your beagle-sized hen of the woods mushroom that a neighbor gifted you...much as i love, so love, mushrooms of every kind, whether they grow in the woods in dead oak trees or under your bed, i should rightfully have mushroom-finding-sharing friends in my neighborhood. some people are just lucky that way....do you think it would maybe increase my chances if i were to adopt a dog from the local shelter? i could afford it, what with all the money i'd be saving from not having to buy my mushrooms....
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:47 PM   #6140
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there you go again, dawg! last year you had us drooling over your beagle-sized hen of the woods mushroom that a neighbor gifted you...much as i love, so love, mushrooms of every kind, whether they grow in the woods in dead oak trees or under your bed, i should rightfully have mushroom-finding-sharing friends in my neighborhood. some people are just lucky that way....do you think it would maybe increase my chances if i were to adopt a dog from the local shelter? i could afford it, what with all the money i'd be saving from not having to buy my mushrooms....
Oh geez, Vit, that was just last year, wasn't it? No, I just looked, 9/10.

Yes, adopting a dog would definitely increase your mushroom obtaining! Beagles are being trained to sniff out truffles, maybe they could sniff out Hens.
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