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  1. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    and it tasted just fine. I started dehydrating in March of 2009, these pineapples are some of the longest items I have stored. I had packaged them first in a food saver bag with an oxygen absorber in with it. Then packaged it with other items in a larger mylar bag that what heat sealed...
  2. General Chat
    well now that 2009 is over and 2010 is in full swing and we have re-worked our yearly budgets while looking over the past years expenses... is there anything you regret spending money on that you wish you hadn't...? (besides things you HAD to buy like tires, stoves or stitches...) maybe a...
  3. General Chat
    with 2009 finally over its time to reflect on what we think we did right or wrong... but instead of dwelling on the negative...lets think positive thoughts today....so.... 'what is your single biggest gratitude of 2009' and why.....' for me its the fact that i finally got my financial house...
  4. General Chat
    2009 was a rough year with losing our Suki Girl, my husbands under employment, staggering debt.....I could go on, but instead I've decided to compile a list of 10 things of 2009 that I'm thankful for. Add yours if you like. 1) my God 2) my husband who's willing to work any job, not allowing his...
  5. What's for dinner
    Sailor spaghetti
  6. Home and family challenges
    I noticed no one had posted... probably busy with family but my house is a wreck after Christmas and I need this :) so I copied this: First, come up with a list of twelve REALLY teeny things that need to be done, but aren't getting done. For me, this would be things like refill a salt shaker...
  7. What's for dinner
    We were supposed to go to SILs but with all road snowed out we will be having the traditional Spaghetti :)
  8. What's for dinner
    We will be having homemade beef stew with homemade rolls and cookies for dessert. :)
  9. General Chat
    Ha - that rhymes. Well, my holidays were going fairly well until today. Today was the family Christmas for my X's family. He was supposed to pick up our girls right after church to go t the family 'do. At 12 he called saying it would be 1 before he could get here. At 1 he backed it up til...
  10. Simple Living
    A fire in the woodstove Coffee A yarn stash the size of Texas Plenty My wonderful sons DH, who is steadfast My crockpot No Christmas frenzy and chaos 9" of beautiful white stuff on the ground Peaceful morning
  11. Home and family challenges
    Sorry, this is early, but I'm done with this week and starting early with next week. For those who don't know the drill, here's a quote from the original week: First, come up with a list of twelve REALLY teeny things that need to be done, but aren't getting done. For me, this would be things...
  12. General Chat
    With all the talk about challenges here on the FV, it made me think of my successes and failures over the year. Looking back, I'm afraid that I didn't own up to many of them. But, but, but...I do have to say that my commitment to not spending as much has got to be my "shiny gold star"...
  13. Home and family challenges
    Just wanted to get my list made up while the kids are distracted. As always, this is the challenge to get the little things done. Participants can choose the traditional pyramid shape (12 items on 1st day, 10 on 2nd, 8, 6, 4, 2, and 1 on subsequent days) or may bend the rules and/or shape...
  14. General Chat
    I had to complete my self-assessment review for work this weekend, and it made me want to do a personal self assessment of my life in 2009. What do you think were your three greatest successes in 2009? What do you think are three shortcomings or issues that needed work on in 2009? What are...
  15. Goals and Dreams
    1. Eat sensibly and drink 64 oz of water. 2. Do my push-ups. 3. Train Crash (lab puppy).
  16. Home and family challenges
    Off and running for another week!! 43 things. 7 days. 1 determined individual. :)
  17. Military Families
    is now a Sargent Major. Of course he is in Atlanta till Saturday so I didnt get to see him get pinned. He called someone here and they told him that on Monday we could come in a they would do a mock ceremony so I could see it. Not the same but the thought is nice. Of course the raise doesnt hit...
  18. Food challenges
    I thought to have a no eat out challenge this month will help keep those of us motivated to save our money. Tonight i will be cooking pasta or quesadilla's Good Luck to all
  19. Quilting
    Getting it started for those that are looking.
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