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Old 12-18-2012, 08:51 PM   #7621
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Taking a quick break on the computor before I have to go back to the continual, dreaded baking.
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:34 PM   #7622
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Is your baking for the cafe SB?
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:47 PM   #7623
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Today at work we did up toiletry(soap, shampoo, combs, washcloths, bandaids, etc) backpacks with blankets, coats, hats and gloves for the local homeless shelter. They will be distributed on Thursday. It felt really good doing this.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:59 PM   #7624
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Is your baking for the cafe SB?
Yes. It's been continual almost every night for 2 weeks.
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:30 PM   #7625
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This morning I am heading out to do the last lot of grocery shopping before Christmas...going to leave soon, get there nice and early to avoid the crowds
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:01 PM   #7626
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I just did a mad dash shopping run. I went to Costco and got the meat for the party and some other stuff. I got some fabric napkins at Zellers to go with a table cloth I already have. I was going to buy another, identical table cloth, but they were out and Zellers is going out of biz, they have been sold to Target. I got a gorgeous, dark red table cloth at Sears with matching napkins. I had a heck of a time finding one in polyester. For most stuff I prefer natural fibres, but I don't want to care if my guests spill on the table cloth and the polyester ones I have used don't stain.

Then I dashed off to Benix and bought some crystal wine glasses 4 for $9.99 and 50% off of the second box, so $34.46, tax included, for 16 crystal glasses. w00t!

After that, it was a stop at the health food store for pita, potatoes, whipping cream, celery, garlic, scallions, lettuce, dried apricots. I accidentally got all purpose, unbleached white flour, when what I wanted was whole wheat, pastry flour. Phooey. I think I have enough pastry flour, but I wanted to make sure.

And now I'm pooped. I picked up a rotisserie chicken at Costco, 'cause I don't figure I'll have energy to cook supper tonight.
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:22 PM   #7627
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i do so enjoy a good, successful shopping story, with unexpected bargains and fortunate "finds". i know your 'dressed up' table will be looking prettily festive, taxy!:) and we already know that you have some very lovely dishes to choose from....:)
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:33 PM   #7628
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Just got back from the gym. I only had 45 minutes tonight, had to stop & get the piano teacher a gift, she collects angels. Tomorrow night the daughter & i have definite plans to finish Christmas shopping. Leaving soon to bring the daughter to piano lessons.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:16 PM   #7629
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You have had a good day then Taxy

The glasses were a good bargain

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I just did a mad dash shopping run. I went to Costco and got the meat for the party and some other stuff. I got some fabric napkins at Zellers to go with a table cloth I already have. I was going to buy another, identical table cloth, but they were out and Zellers is going out of biz, they have been sold to Target. I got a gorgeous, dark red table cloth at Sears with matching napkins. I had a heck of a time finding one in polyester. For most stuff I prefer natural fibres, but I don't want to care if my guests spill on the table cloth and the polyester ones I have used don't stain.

Then I dashed off to Benix and bought some crystal wine glasses 4 for $9.99 and 50% off of the second box, so $34.46, tax included, for 16 crystal glasses. w00t!

After that, it was a stop at the health food store for pita, potatoes, whipping cream, celery, garlic, scallions, lettuce, dried apricots. I accidentally got all purpose, unbleached white flour, when what I wanted was whole wheat, pastry flour. Phooey. I think I have enough pastry flour, but I wanted to make sure.

And now I'm pooped. I picked up a rotisserie chicken at Costco, 'cause I don't figure I'll have energy to cook supper tonight.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:17 PM   #7630
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I went to do the grocery shopping this morning, it was not busy at all, which is great...all done now, dont need to go near the shops till after Christmas YAY!!

The Steve and I will go to some after Christmas sales
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