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Jett I know the pineapple spread in a jar you are looking for.....I've forgotten about it because I haven't seen it in years.....hope you find it....it is sooo good.....
CH it nice to not have to cook for everyone isn't it.....
Dlr I have bananas staring me in the face waiting to be turned into muffins....don't know why I am dragging my feet as they are so simple to make.....I use a mix and add the banana.....they always taste delicious.....
Ruj hope you son can find out if he has enough credits....happened to my daughter....she was half a credit short....she had to do a crash course in Spanish and we didn't know till last minute if she had passed or not.....

It's nice out today. But will storm all day tomorrow.....I'm just making a fruit salad to take to my son's house. He requested it....it's easy, a can of crushed pineapple, dry vanilla pudding, can of cherry pie filling, cool whip and some mini marshmallows....very good and loaded with calories. Isn't everything that is good???? DIL asked that I bring a tray of sweets so I have macarons, mini pecan pies, chocolate covered pretzels, brownies and maybe some fudge....

Got a ton of stuff from auction yesterday for shoeboxes next year. Got some adorable dresses that are from Target that have a $30 price tag and I paid $2. The auction was moving so fast, I ended up with 22 of them. At last pick up they didn't have two of my items due to their error so she asked if I wanted a refund or I could take something else...told her to just give me something for kids so she gave me a cute little dress size 3 and two sleepers 24 mths. which I can use in my shoeboxes....

Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving. I have so much to be thankful for....be safe ....stay healthy....
 

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Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving.....we had the best dinner in many years.....my dil did a fabulous job...there were just 7 of us as her son and family were sick....we had a nice time and the food was delicious...son borrowed my roaster and I told him to keep it and also told him to keep the moon and stars crystal bowl I had the fruit salad in. If I need, I can borrow from him. They just got a new shed for yard and I am trying to talk husband into getting one for me....I really need a place to keep my shoebox items as they add up quickly.....he's not having it....lol

It is raining and dreary and cold....

Husband is cleaning out our meds.....I can not for the life of me find my meds to take before going to the dentist...going have to call and get a new script....

Have to make some soup and a few meals for a friend who is going thru cancer treatments who isn't doing so well....will stop by and see her on Tuesday after dentist...

I did get my table set for Thanksgiving even if we didn't eat here, I like walking by and seeing how pretty it looks....used my DT plates and it looks pretty.....will leave for a few days and then do it up for Christmas....will probably change it up once or twice....I have nothing better to do then go to the doctors come December.....I lead a boring life but sometimes its so nice not to have the drama.....

Have a good weekend....unfortunately we have a funeral on Saturday morning. Going have to get up early as it's an hour and 15 minute ride with no traffic but with everyone shopping who knows what traffic will be like.....

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Jett I think it's a sign we are all getting older and wiser......not wanting to stand in line....easier to pay the extra ten bucks.....I never was a black friday shopper....I loved that cheese in the jar....I guess you could make your own with cream cheese and crushed pineapple....haven't made stuffed celery in a long time....that's nice of you to help the young family out....I remember when we moved here, my kids slept on folding lawn chairs till we could afford beds....we had a huge wooden box piled with blankets and pillows as a sofa and lawn chairs to sit on. Fun times....
I need to run to store and get some soup supplies. Friend is going thru chemo so I told her I would stop by after the dentist and visit and drop off a couple of meals for her. I remember when I was going thru it, I didn't cook or do anything...not a fun time...
I packed up my fall stuff and have a huge tote I am putting out for whoever.....I still have lots but darn those pumpkins take up a lot of room in the totes.....
 

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Everyone sounds like they are keeping busy....It was beautiful here today...83.....

Had an early appt. to have labs done.....lots of bottles....don't know what these two doctors are looking for.....have another lab appt on Thursday for oncologist, then three doctor appts. next week....hopefully that will be it until the new year.

Stopped by to visit a friend who is going thru chemo.....made her some veggie soup. It was a hard visit....I did good until I was telling my husband about the visit....she is in her late 50's. I knew her parents and we became close friends.....lost touch and now we reconnected.....

Dropped off car to be serviced and we will pick up tomorrow.....
Got home late so just had bacon and eggs for dinner......have pork chops out for tomorrows dinner...
Have a craft exchange Christmas party in two weeks.....the girl heading it up moved so we all thought it wasn't going happen but last month she said she will be back for a week and wanted to do it.....so, I decided they will be getting fudge and pumpkin bread....its' the only Christmas thing I do and it's only 9 or 10 or us so it's not a big crowd. Wish it was closer as I will have to drive an hour and it will be at night....I could ask one of my friend's who is going if she can pick me up but I really would rather drive myself so I can leave when I want to...last year I got there early and got blocked in.....going keep that in mind this year.....

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Rujero there is no buses out that far and I guess I could take an uber....I've only used uber when we were in Vegas. Not sure how safe I would feel being this is out in the country and it will be dark.....I watch too many crime shows...lol....anyway I looked at the address last night and it's all freeway driving until I take the exit and then it's just a couple blocks off the freeway so I feel I can do that.....
That's horrible about your doctor. I hate changing doctors and especially when it's a specialist....I will be talking to my doctor about what we are going to do come June when I am going have to go to another med that doesn't cost me an arm and leg....I could be living in a half a million dollar house with the money I have spent out of pocket the past ten years or so....that's sweet of you to shovel for the lady...I'm sure she appreciates it....I don't miss that...I don't miss the cold...I only miss the fall weather....Thankfully the lady doesn't feel she needs to try to do it herself....I hear so much about older people falling on the ice or having heart attacks from shoveling.....thank God for kind people like you who are willing to help...

Jetts hope your deliveries get there.....I saw on fb where people were putting snacks out for the drivers so I thought I do it and the drivers have all been so thankful....my problem is I keep buying snacks and they aren't taking them fast enough...so I feel I need to eat them....going have to start buying stuff I don't like....but after thinking about it, there isn't too much I don't like....LOL...

Pork chops are on....picking up car this afternoon and husband is going have to get some water....we ran out of bottle water....we have never run out of water before...husband is slipping.......good thing we weren't included in the boil water that has been in order for two days this week for the city....we are not on city water and I don't drink water from the faucet....Years ago I laughed at people who paid money for bottle water but now I'm older and wiser and I only cook with the faucet water and it's always boiled so I feel I am safe....

Hope to get the house picked up today and get the table set....Christmas stuff is still in attic....not sure when we can get someone over here to get it down so husband may have to do it....maybe if he does it he will realize we need a shed....He's dragging his feet and saying no but it sure would be easier....but if he had his way the house would not be decorated....very antisocial....opposites attract....I love people and talking (bet you already know that from my posts) ...we use to go to a buffet restaurant and every time I would see someone who would start talking to me and I would stand there and talk for ten minutes....and usually it would be an older man....I think lots of them had no one to talk to at home and I would listen to them....we still laugh about that....me picking up men in the buffet line.....

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It's nice here...80 and sun is shining....getting ready to take grandson to work. I started on garage this morning....have a stack of stuff to go to thrift shop and waiting for SPCA to let me know if they want the towels I picked up for them at an auction. They are really nice and almost new....
Have no idea what I'm going fix for dinner.....I have dr. appts. all three days this week so got to make time to defrost freezer....went to Trader Joe's yesterday and got four almond krinkles....need to get them in freezer.....picked up some other stuff that I managed to stuff in freezer but it's a real mess....

I have one nativity set outside on my front patio area but Baby Jesus is missing.....so I found one on an auction and hoping I win him tonight...which means I have to adjust my schedule and take my gs to work a little early in order to get up there to pick up and then back here for dr. appt. And, hopefully no traffic....This nativity set is quite large and it's made from a really heavy, I think, plaster....it feels heavy like cement....it takes all I have to pick up one piece....so I'm not worried about anyone stealing it.....might have to nail down baby Jesus tho....people will steal anything...someone stole a HUGE HUGE rudolph blow up from some guys yard....it was all over the news.....he offered a two thousand dollar reward and low and behold, it was returned....they said they purchased it from along side of the road and then found out it was stolen....he asked no questions and gave them the two thousand dollars.....how about that...Christmas money....you know darn well they are the ones that took it....my husband and I just looked at each other....unbelievable......

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Yes I am going to the thrift store today to see if I can find a baby doll...I think I gave away all my dolls....
.people will steal anything not nailed down here...sad world...I had a lady come right to my front door and grab a handmade reindeer plant holder...It was about ten inches from my front door!!!!

Then we have the beggars....every year they start begging for Christmas gifts for their kids....but they have money to have their nails and hair done and get tattoos....I use to give to anyone and everyone.....not anymore....and never a thank you.....they get on every list there is and then they sell what they get......I'm sorry but there were lots of years we didn't have extra money but I planned ahead....picked up stuff at garage sales and on sale with coupons.....I remember getting their favorite sugary cereal (which I didn't buy very often) on sale and with a coupon and I would wrap that....they were thrilled...their own box of cereal they didn't have to share.....and they always had a nice Christmas....it's called planning ahead....or as I use to tell those coming in, "how about getting a job????" I must be getting old and cranky cause I can't tolerate it anymore. LOL

Dr. appt. at two....hope she isn't running late as I want to drop off a load of stuff at thrift store and they will accept till four...sometimes she runs really late....and sometimes I don't care but today I do....I really dislike going to the dentist but this guy keeps his schedule....if my appointment is at noon, I'm in the chair at noon....no sitting around in the waiting room. I have to pre-med before I go and they take my blood pressure before they start working on me....the joys of getting old.....
Worked on garage all day yesterday. I can actually move around there...lots of empty totes but they will be filled with OCC stuff I'm sure....
Going to defrost freezer when I get home this afternoon....it's one big mess....it won't take long but it's a hassle doing it...
Will find something in there for dinner I'm sure....
It's 78 today....Dec. 6th and it's 78!!!!
 

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A puppy? You got to be kidding.... no, you not cynical...everyone has a bad year but darn it, Christmas comes the same time every year.....if you worked and planned ahead you wouldn't have to ask for help....and what gets me is they don't ask for a doll or a truck....they want a Switch (which I don't even know what it is but know it's expansive) or a PS 5 or whatever which is a couple hundred dollars.....unbelievable....
One year I adopted a little girl thru the post office and she asked for a pillow and food....A freaking bed pillow and food! She got both and plenty of it plus toys and clothing.....Those requests I will do in a heartbeat......All I had was a zip code, her letter with her request, a little bit about herself and her sizes.....I checked and it was in a poor section of town so I knew it was legit....

Dr. appt. went well....two more to go.....

Defrosting freezer now....time consuming for sure.....

Did get to drop off donation at thrift store....walked around a little....haven't been there in years....prices are out of sight...I did see a set of Friendly Village dishes but $400 is out of my range....wayyyyyy out of my range....I didn't buy a thing....

Just heard life expectance is going down.....not what I want to hear at this age....lol

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CH I too, use to make dozens and dozens of Christmas cookies....I would give to all the doctor offices, friends, church, etc......then, people were all on a diet and didn't want homemade cookies.....so I stopped doing that....I am going to make some for the craft exchange next week but that is about it....I got some boxes from Amazon and I think they will hold about a dozen cookies....maybe even more....Just going to make a couple different cookies and may even cheat a little and use a mix but jazz it up a little....depends on how I feel....shhhh don't tell anyone....

Husband just said he will go up in attic and get my small trees down.....I got some carolers which are two feet tall and are animated....have them on a table in living room but they need some green around them....hoping my trees are a little bigger then the carolers.....
Jett hope your gdg enjoys making cookies with you.....always fun making memories.....

Just heard from daughter and she is having her annual family breakfast on Christmas. I'm going to order a fruit tray and will just put it all in a big bowl.........will just be the 8 of us as her oldest will go to his gf's family. We may go to the casino later that day....

Last of my doctor appts. today....she is happy....yesterday's doctor was happy and Tuesday's dr. was happy....so I guess I'm going to be okay....lol....glad to get them out of the way....I think I finally got them all on the same page....I get blood work done every three months and if there's a problem, I will let them know....my RA doctor is on top of everything....if she sees anything she refers me to the specialists....

Having leftovers for dinner....found a bag in freezer with chicken, potatoes, corn and beans so I just threw them in the oven to heat up....freezer looks so nice.....I'm trying not to buy anything until after the first of the year....we will see how that works out.....I do need eggs and bread but really don't need to stock up on anything.....

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Aldi's eggs were $4.55 a dozen.....went to Kroger's and paid $7.50 for two dozens.....this will put a cramp in my holiday baking for sure......I can not believe the prices....no wonder the food bank is struggling.....

Ruj people need to get a life and stop being offended at every little darn thing....do they not have anything better to do? I'm so over it....I hope your son can graduate....

Saw a friend today and found out my name was put out there for spreading a rumor....I went back and checked my dates and I wasn't even in town to do this....really upsetting that a business is using my name in a negative way....I really want to confront them but don't want to get my friend in trouble....so I'm boycotting the business.....they just lost a good customer....

CH hope you find your parking tag....did you know you can request two when you get it? We leave one in my car and one in my husband's....8 PM is a late dinner....have fun....

I'm having a WW pizza for dinner....husband grabbed some nuggets at Chickfilla...Lately I have been eating junk....

In the 80's again today....they say a cold front is coming....I think they are just saying that with nothing to back it up.....

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Got my cookie boxes done....found a dozen jar candles so am giving everyone one of those too even tho I didn't make them. I took all the cars I got this past weekend out of the packages...omg what a job....I don't know how the kids do it...I about jabbed myself more then once....filled a tote with cars so I think I am set for the boys toys....will share with my sister when she comes so she can put in her pencil packs...

Picked up the living room a little....hopefully husband will get my trees out of attic tonight when I am gone....I do have one small one on mantel...but would like to have the ones I purchased this year that are in attic.....once they go up there it's like never never land....he says there are no two white boxes up there....I know they are....I also have a box of Christmas cups that I know are up there but he says nope.....I can't get up the steps so I guess when they clear out the house they will find them.....

Going to have lunch with a friend tomorrow....have some tea towels for her.

Had a nice visit with my friend yesterday but her health is so fragile she cries when I leave and then I cry....it's so hard watching someone go thru treatments which is really rough on her......She's young too....early 60's....
Then on way home the little girl (now in her 20's) who use to live next door sent me a text saying her cousin who lived next door to her and who use to come to my house all the time when he was about 5 or 6 died. He was 26. Such a good looking boy....the longest eyelashes....saw him at a party about five years ago and he came right up to us and hugged me and spoke to us....I was surprised he remembered us. He died in his sleep....so very sad.....we will go to wake on Saturday. That makes two funerals in the last month. Enough....

Husband will have to fix his own dinner tonight.....we are having snacks at party....I'm doing goat cheese with maple bacon jam and crackers....
Fondue sounds like fun. Enjoy....
CH hope you get your car back. I hate being without a car....even tho I don't go many places I just like seeing it sitting in the drive in case I need it....lol
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Had the exchange party tonite....it was fun....there was just 8 of us....I knew everyone. Got some cute things....the host made us all a clock out of old records....it's really cute....everyone was happy to get the cookies and candle. Got some cute things. And, got to hold a little two month old....the drive wasn't bad....lots of traffic going but nothing on way home...it was fun....glad I went....

Having lunch with a friend tomorrow....I looked online and know what I'm going to order....it's so much easier then trying to decide when I get there and holding up the line...

Got the living room back in shape.....Husband found the trees I wanted in Attic....I have six of them....I knew I had four but don't remember the other two....they are all about two feet tall....wish he got some of the totes down but I guess he can't do that alone....they are going have to find a space in garage....he's getting too old climbing up those stairs...

Country I would be mad too....why didn't they tell you they overbooked.....that is disrespectful to you. I really like my dentist...been going to him for since 1991.....
 

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Sounds like everyone is busy and ready for Christmas.
Today it's in the low 40's and raining....very dreary.....I had to get out to take grandson to work. Came right back. Yesterday I pulled a muscle in my back ...must have happened in the shower....I took two arthritis strength tylenol and it helped but still hurts when I try to turn my head....just what I need.....
I put two of my small trees up and that will be it this year...I have one of my many nativity set out and might bring out one or two other ones. Will see how I feel.
CH you sound like me with the freezer....when I defrosted it, I got a few surprises....lol
Stay warm everyone....
 

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OH my......-3. -7 !!! That is cold....and here we are complaining cause it's going to go below freezing and with the wind chill it will be in single digets....we are not use to that and our houses are not insulated for that kind of weather....I'm sure lots of pipes will be busted.....but one good factor we aren't expecting any rain so it won't be icy....people here have no idea how to drive much less on ice and snow....when it rains they don't even slow down.....I only drive if I have to now....
I hope you all stay warm and safe....staying off the roads is the best thing you can do for yourself....
I slept really late today....just lazy....I have to get the gifts together and wrap a few....especially the great grandson's but he won't be here till after the new year so it's no big rush....
CH your husband cooks and bakes? Wow...you are blessed...mine was single for too many years and lived off tv dinners....he thought a fancy dinner was hot dogs and box mac and cheese....he is a mess in the kitchen....but then he doesn't enjoy it so he doesn't try. Which is ok by me cause I don't like hot dogs and mac and cheese as a fancy meal...LOL....
Got all the candy given out to mailperson, garbage men, lawn guy etc. Left the basket of goodies on porch for delivery people as I have a new sweatshirt coming, hopefully tomorrow or Saturday. I found some leggings I had forgotten about that are flannel lined and they are really warm....needed something long to go with them to cover my butt so ordered a long sweatshirt...will wear on Christmas day as I don't know how warm my daughter keeps her house....my son's house is freezing!!!!
Nothing on sale here....Stores are really crowded......Tomorrow husband will pick up the fruit tray I ordered. I was able to pick up butter for $3 a pound...almost had to crawl into the cooler to get it....the big box was emptied and I moved the box and wayyyyy in the back were four pounds....I took all four...after practically breaking my neck getting them I thought I deserved them...I usually leave some for others even if I need what's there but not this time!!!!!

Think I will make some soup for dinner...husband isn't a soup person but he will eat it...

Hope everyone stay warm and safe....have a great day....
 

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Well it's freezing here....got up last night and it was 16....did get up to the 40's today but now it's back down to 28....the wind is blowing so it's really cold and like I said, lots of broken pipes around the city.....

Ran to pick up coffee that I won in auction. Then stopped at Walgreens and found three dolls on sale....picked up 10 yesterday at another store....they were on sale for $2.69. I used my rewards so I didn't have to put out too much cash.
I haven't done much today...I really should make cookies or something but no energy. Husband picked up my fruit tray this morning. He said he only had to wait about ten minutes....

Vex hope your husband feels better and hope you and kids don't get it.....use lots of Lysol....
Jetts you soup sounds really delicious....
CH hope your package arrives....I got both of mine today....the long sweatshirt I thought I ordered turned out to be just a long top....not sure if I will keep.
Stay warm everyone and have a wonderful Christmas....Remember the reason for the season. Stay safe and warm....
 

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Finally getting some warmer weather here...it's 66 and the sun is shining....we just aren't prepared for freezing weather....it got down to 16 one night...husband brought plants from front patio into garage so they were safe. I have two big ferns I would hate to lose.

Oldest grandson came for dinner last night since his gf is visiting her family. Made pork chops in crock pot, stuffing, mac and cheese (cleaned out the cheese drawer), green beans, fresh fruit, naan bread with dipping sauce and ice cream cake and pecan tarts for dessert. Have plenty left for tonight.

We had a nice Christmas. Went to daughters house. Her husband seems to be feeling better and is getting some color back. I think he was doing too much even tho he thought he was doing nothing....hoping his ribs are finally able to heal. Had a wonderful brunch and nice visit. She is amazing....she made a ton of cookies and candy....a ton..... We stopped at son's house and had a nice visit with them. We got ready to leave and this is the first time in over 20 years, my dil called me mom!!! Almost made me cry.

My neighbor brought me a Christmas gift....this time it was a coach purse.....it's really nice....she got a plate of cookies...doesn't seem like an even exchange does it???

We are going to husband side of family for brunch on Saturday. She sent text early this morning with list of what to bring but I got the message about 11 and everything was taken so I am making sausage crescent rolls....fry up sausage, add a block of cream cheese, mix and place teaspoon on crescent roll, roll up and bake.......

No sure how this event will go as some of family is upset that I didn't respond to invitation to Thanksgiving day dinner....came in group text and I thought we got it by mistake. Thanksgiving is a family thing and we have kids and grandkids....they were not invited...so I did not respond thinking it had to be a mistake.....nope, only husband and I were invited. Always drama....leave me out of it....

I ran to Aldi's the other day and picked up some Rollo and M&M's had expiration date Dec. 2023 so will freeze and give to daughter for her baking next year. Also picked up GM cereal family size box for $2.24....got four boxes for food pantry and stuffing mix was .38 so got a case of that....I've been slacking on my donation sot his will get it off to a good start for 2023.

Husband isn't feeling well....hope it's just a cold....he hardly ever gets sick.

Got a new light weight vacuum.....my Dyson is nice but it's heavy.....I'm not as strong as I use to be and it's hard for me to push the heavy vacuum.....this one is very light and will be good for quick clean up.....

Jos sounds like a great way to make money. Hope it works out for you....
So many older people have no one....but some of them have pushed their family and friends out of their lives....I had a friend in the country and she sees no one, calls no one, won't send a card or letter, ..doesn't go out...just sits in her house and does nothing... Her son and dil live next door and they check on her and she treats the dil soooo bad.....it's really sad....I stopped visiting her because she was so nasty to me that I would come home crying. Don't need the drama....

CR I would love to live in a log cabin. Hope they don't take your view....I live in a subdivision and just read on Neighborhood that a coyote has been spotted just a few streets over....we have no woods around here so I am wondering where he is hanging out....probably with my possum under the neighbor's boat in their back yard....lol

Hope everyone is well and warm.....have a great day.....
 
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