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Old 12-05-2012, 03:10 PM   #7351
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I have 17 grand and great grandchildren. There is no way I can buy for all of them. And we have a rule in our family, Unless they are your children, no buying for those over 16. That is the cutoff age. This family is just too big. So I do my Christmas giving with food. Mostly cookies. For some reason I have developed a reputation for making cookies for the family. You have to get your request in early. Before the first of December. For my daughter this year I am going to make the chocolate cream pie. It is her favorite. I use the Oreo Cookie pie crust. You can never have too much chocolate.
I love your giving of cookies and pies for Christmas. You are really giving of yourself. I am going to start thinking along those lines for next Christmas.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:20 PM   #7352
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I'm sitting here thinking I didn't plan my day very well. I have to drive my daughter to an appointment shortly and I put the nuts and bolts in the oven about 40 minutes ago. Crap. I'll have to take them out and finish them later. Dummy.

I'm also thinking I'd better wear my BIG boots because it is just puking down snow out there!
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:28 PM   #7353
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Hello guys

Alix, sounds like you are getting a lot of snow!

Ads, that is lovely that you make cookies and pie for everyone

Katie, so pleased you are seeing some progress with your physio
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:35 PM   #7354
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I love your giving of cookies and pies for Christmas. You are really giving of yourself. I am going to start thinking along those lines for next Christmas.
JoAnn, I pick up different shape Christmas cookie tins at Walgreens, CVS or any other place that sells them.they cost about $1.00 each. The cover snaps on the bottom as well as the top. I pile the cookies in them, snap the cover on the bottom and wrap the whole thing in large sheets of plastic wrap. Some years I get extravagant and buy the colored wrap. the I place a sticky bow on top. Merry Christmas. Each tin gets two dozen each. I make sure they get them before Christmas. A quiet Christmas Eve with a hot cup of cocoa and cookies while reading The Night Before Christmas to the younger kids is a perfect time for the family.

For my daughter's party, I got a very large platter from the Community Room kitchen and some paper doilies. I will put the cookies on that. There will be about five dozen.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:41 PM   #7355
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This morning I am going over to mums for a quick coffee

She is heading out tonight to see The Jersey Boys and having High Tea with the cast and crew, also staying overnight in a lovely hotel in the city after the show

I entered mum in a competition online and she won

It was for 4 people too, so mum is taking her partner Don and her best friend and her partner, they will have such a lovely time, I am so pleased I entered my mum
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:35 PM   #7356
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Have been out to mums and also done some gardening out the front when I got back as it is such a lovely day out there

I am heading back out there now!
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:27 PM   #7357
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I have been out in the garden doing some bits and pieces and the rest of the arvo preparing tea and making dessert for tonight
What kind of luscious dessert did you make this time?
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:28 PM   #7358
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What kind of luscious dessert did you make this time?
SB, we just made bread and butter pudding, it was lovely though

We had another serve each for tonight but we threw it out as we only have dessert every now and then

Opting for yoghurt instead tonight
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:31 PM   #7359
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Happy Friday

Today I am staying in as it is ironing, washing and cleaning day

Good day to stay in with the air con on as it is going to be a hot one!
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:30 PM   #7360
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I tend to keep my apartment cool. So this morning when I took my shower, I turned up the heat so it wouldn't be cold when I got out of the shower. I got dressed and headed out the door. I forgot to turn the heat back down. When I came back into the apartment 45 minutes later, it was like walking into a sauna. Even though it was in the 30's, I opened the windows and put the fan on. I can't breath when it is too hot. Then I fell asleep. I forgot to close the windows and turn the fan off. Now I am freezing. Is there no middle groound anywhere for me?
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