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Old 12-26-2012, 08:37 AM   #7751
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I haven't hit a hollow spot yet
It tastes fine. Like bread.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:26 AM   #7752
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I'm relaxing with a cup of tea this morning. We were able to celebrate my youngest grandson's fourth birthday with him on the 23rd. He picked hamburgers as our meal, and of course, ice cream cake! Christmas was wonderful. My other grandson had a part in the Christmas program at church on Christmas Eve, so we all sat proudly in church watching him (dressed as a cow in the manger) singing songs. After church we had a wonderful spread of crab dip, smoked salmon, meatballs, crackers, cheese, and all sorts of other goodies. We listened to Christmas music and read "'T'was the Night Before Christmas." The kids left out the cookies we had made the day before for Santa, and ran off to bed. Christmas morning was quiet at first with the monkey bread filling the house with wonderful smells of cinnamon, but after breakfast, the presents called all to the living room, and the quiet went away. What a wonderful time we had with family! I couldn't have asked for a nicer time. We went outside and flew rockets, we played with toys, we read books, we had a beautiful meal staring spiral ham, and the trip home was snowing, but we beat the bad roads. Now all is quiet and others went back to work this morning. I am sitting here alone playing with the iPad that I got for Christmas, and drinking tea I got as a gift from my dear DIL. Life is good, and I have so many things to be thankful for. I hope all of my DC friends had a peaceful and beautiful Christmas too.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:14 PM   #7753
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I am sitting here enjoying the peace and quiet of a "Boxing Day" morning. Enjoying the clean house that I was mostly able to do myself except for the vacuuming (a Christmas present of magnum proportions since I haven't been able to do much cleaning for awhile now), reflecting on the "cheats" to my diet that have me feeling a little less than perfect this morning (some blueberries and sparkling apple juice among others - items that contain sugar that my body is rejecting right now). All the plusses of the season and of family outweigh a little nausea and grumpiness and the world is good!

Now for some ginger tea and rice cakes with pumpkin butter! YUM
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:42 PM   #7754
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I'm listening to the rain and still playing with my new Samsung Galaxy tablet. It came with a version of Photoshop so I'm practicing editing photos.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:53 PM   #7755
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those galaxies have been enormously popular this season-- have gotten as big as ipads, from what i hear. you made out really good, gg. and a bottle of godiva, too! i hope you are feeling as good as you are sounding in your posts, gg.:)
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:30 PM   #7756
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I'm listening to the rain and still playing with my new Samsung Galaxy tablet. It came with a version of Photoshop so I'm practicing editing photos.
How do you like the Galaxy, GG? I am scoping out tablets for when I can afford one soon.
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:31 PM   #7757
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I'm keeping an eye on the Weathernetwork on TV. There is a storm warning with 15-25 cm (6"-10") of snow expected with winds gusting from 50-70 km/hr (~30-45 mph). Of course, that means blowing snow and lowered visibility, especially on highways through flat stretches. Most of our trip home is on the highway through flat areas.

I am so glad that I have AWD, ABS, and really good winter tires. It doesn't hurt that Volvos are made in a country with winter weather similar to what we get here.
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:08 PM   #7758
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so, on that basis, wouldn't you expect autos made in detroit to be winter-clad and ready for winter driving as well....
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:29 PM   #7759
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I have been happily crocheting something for ME for a change. I got this absolutely gorgeous hand dyed wool but was only able to get one skein (it was a limited time offer and orders were so plenty that she had to spread it around). I knew it wasn't enough to make the slippers I wanted but I found a beautiful pattern for fingerless gloves and went for it. My hands get cold inside - when I am crocheting, typing, just sitting or even driving until the car warms up. I don't want to where gloves in the house and regular ones are hard on my arthritic fingers.

I just finished one and am excited to finish the second. I will post pictures then. It is so nice to take some time for me!
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:40 PM   #7760
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I'm watching it snow. Rumor has it we've got some kind of winter storm moving into the area. I'd have to agree.
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