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Old 11-15-2012, 02:35 PM   #6831
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Just got back from Honours Evening at Caitlin's school. She got a Gold Certificate for Academic Achievement!!!! 6th year in a row. Soooooo proud!!!!!
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:29 PM   #6832
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you know joanne, my one experience with a fresh turkey is best described as underwhelming. talked into buying a fresh bird by a chef friend of mine, i hosted a non-family thanksgiving gathering of some 25 friends and neighbors. perhaps i had set the bar of my expectations too high. the turkey was expertly roasted, basted and meticulously tended throughout.

the turkey was a golden beauty to behold, but...okay, here we go: i had been told to expect a turkey juicier than a frozen one, and one that would have superior flavor. well, in my opinion our fresh organic turkey was just as good, but only as good, as most of the butterballs that had come before. it was a tasty and juicy bird, but no tastier or juicier than any good frozen turkey from previous years.

personally, i would never again opt for a fresh turkey over frozen, even if price was not an issue. again, maybe my inflated expectations have negatively affected my perceptions of my one fresh turkey experience. the lingering impression i am left with about that turkey is, it was a good bird, but nothing special....
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:41 PM   #6833
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Just got back from Honours Evening at Caitlin's school. She got a Gold Certificate for Academic Achievement!!!! 6th year in a row. Soooooo proud!!!!!

congratulations, caitlin, and caitlin's proud mom! we at dc are proud of you as well! this is marvelous news, snip and a big honor! of course we have known all along that your girl is smart as a whip, how could she not be?
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:44 PM   #6834
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congratulations, caitlin, and caitlin's proud mom! we at dc are proud of you as well! this is marvelous news, snip and a big honor! of course we have known all along that your girl is smart as a whip, how could she not be?
Thank you V I'll pass on the message as well, she'll be shuffed! She was so excited tonight!
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:53 PM   #6835
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congratulations, caitlin, and caitlin's proud mom! we at dc are proud of you as well! this is marvelous news, snip and a big honor! of course we have known all along that your girl is smart as a whip, how could she not be?
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:12 PM   #6836
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All the shopping is done, all the ironing is done YAY..now need to get on with mopping floors etc

Having a coffee break now though
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:22 PM   #6837
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Hey Snip CONGRATS to your daughter and to you too. Such a proud moment in any parents life.

Well, I'm just sitting here(of course)browsing a few sites incl Facebook. Have to get moving soon to get on with the dreaded house work I have awaiting me. Might head down to the shops to grab a few things I need like some new undies which are on special in one shop. Cant do without enough undies,can we
Will also pop in to see a sick friend as well on the way home.
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it sure seems like you aussie's get to do a lot of shopping, and general bopping around town. if this is true, i need to contemplate a move.... :)
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:01 PM   #6839
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I'm with you, Vit!
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:11 PM   #6840
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it sure seems like you aussie's get to do a lot of shopping, and general bopping around town. if this is true, i need to contemplate a move.... :)
V, I do a main grocery shop once a week but sometimes I need to go out again to get bits and pieces and if I need things other than groceries for example

I am out and about a fair bit, like to be active
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