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   Posted 11/19/2017 11:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Hope you all are having a good day. Time for a new thread again. I love the daily check in.

So many interesting posts...

Take care all...

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   Posted 11/19/2017 12:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Here is Cass' post on the last thread... I forgot to copy and paste to the first post on this thread. Cass, I responded on the other thread...


Hello, All. I have been following along "reading" again. I so hate the term lurking. I have been really busy too. I am working two jobs now. The second is teaching English (at home from my laptop) to students in China. And I have been sick with Bronchitis/Sinus Infection and Ear Issues for about 2 months now. I finished my second round of antibiotics last week and think I may now have double ear infections, so I will deal with that tomorrow. I am so scared that one day antibiotics will not work for me.

It sounds like everybody is so busy doing holiday preparations. I get kind of lonely this time of year so I'm in denial at the moment and am just trying to catch up on very behind housework, laundry, bills, paperwork etc. while juggling work work.

Yesterday, I took my eighteen year old daughter to New Hampshire (we live in Connecticut) to look at three colleges. Did an awful lot of driving, and she saw quite a bit to think and talk about, so it was a productive day.

I need to get myself moving over here at the moment. Went to church this morning and out for breakfast with a friend. Now, I need to get focused on work. Sometimes, I'm not sure if it is my depression or just plain lazy, but I need a good kick in the butt!

It is quite cold outside. I can't believe you already have snow, Karen. I know it will be coming here soon too. But I hope it takes awhile! I hope everyone has a good day. I'll probably be checking in a lot. If anyone has any motivation to share I would love to hear it! Cass
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   Posted 11/19/2017 12:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Karen. Thanks for your reply on the other thread. Yes, I have been doing a lot...with my two jobs. I have totally neglected all my housework, bills and laundry. This is where I have no motivation. And I need to find it as everything around me is quite disgusting at the moment. It truly bothers me, but I feel tired and still feel sick. I like the list idea. I have thought about it as years ago this is how I got things done. I have just procrastinated. Right now the first and main thing I must do is complete parent feedback for the classes that I did this morning. Then, I need to attack cleaning. Or perhaps multitask and put clothes in the wash while I am doing this. That does sound more efficient. I will check back in a soon as I am done with that. Perhaps that can be motivation for myself. Thanks, Cass

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   Posted 11/19/2017 1:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Just don't beat yourself up over things. With two jobs, maybe you could get someone to come in and help clean. You can't expect to be able to do it all. I can't get housework done and I don't even work a job. If I can get dishes done and cook a meal I am doing good. The housework will always be there.

Laundry is something that can be done while we are doing other things. So just do that and see if you feel better. I hope you can get some kind of a system going or something.

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   Posted 11/19/2017 2:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi. I finished my parent feedback and just started a wash in the washing machine! I would love to hire somebody to help, but as it is, I'm so behind on bills (having some outstanding already and recently losing child support)....and it is simply not an option. My daughter helps a little bit (and my therapist has been telling me for awhile now I should stand my ground to get her to help more), but the bulk of the responsibility falls upon me. I can take a little bit of a mess, but it is driving me crazy and I am so unorganized after being sick for so long. I need to get something done! But, I will be more conscious about not beating myself up about it. Thank you for checking back in on me.

I need to focus on cleaning for the next 4 to 5 hours now. Hopefully, I can report back that I finished something and was able to accomplish a couple of items on the "to do" list that I just wrote. Cass

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   Posted 11/19/2017 3:56 PM (GMT -7)   
You are doing good Cass, so much so it makes me tired to think about it. Just kidding, well a little bit tired. Ha...

I just got a shower. I feel a lot better now. I hope you get what you want done without over tiring yourself. Don't forget to take care of you...

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   Posted 11/19/2017 5:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Karen. I peetered out. I have my first load of wash now in the dryer. I started up a load of wash in my dishwasher. My kitchen is a disaster too. It is still going as I put it on the heavy cycle. I will probably have to force myself to empty it and reload it. I'm probably not going to get too much else done tonight. I am tired and my ears are really bothering me. As a child I used to get a lot of ear infections but I haven't had any in like 40 years. So, I'm not really sure how to take care of it.

But, I'm whining. I think I'll make myself something to eat and then contemplate what tv show I am going to watch tonight. Cass

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   Posted 11/19/2017 6:51 PM (GMT -7)   
keep strong cass.

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   Posted 11/20/2017 5:00 AM (GMT -7)   
I think you got a lot done. You don't want to wear yourself down. Hang in there, tomorrow is another day.

Hugs, Karen...

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   Posted 11/20/2017 5:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Monday morning, everyone

What are your plans for this holiday
Are you going to be a guest or the hostess ?

~ Joyce

Did You Know
Ivory bar soap floating was a mistake.

They had been mixing the soap formula causing excess air bubbles that made it float.
Customers wrote and told how much they loved that it floated, and it has floated ever since

Ivory soap slogan "99-44/100% Pure" was cleverly invented by Harley Proctor who with the help of chemists determined that Ivory soap was only 56/100 pure.
Proctor simply subtracted 56 from 100 and came up with "99-44/100% Pure"

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   Posted 11/20/2017 9:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Joyce, Jamie and Cassandra... And everybody....

I hope you are resting Cass. You've done a lot. It is a new day now.

Joyce, interesting on the ivory. That use to be all I used until glycerin soaps got popular. Now I order soaps.

Jamie, I hope you are getting good sleep. You have been busy lately too. Me on the other hand I have been lazy. Hopefully today I will get some things done.

Have a good day all. Snow on the ground still but not very deep. Cold but sunny at times so not too bad.

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   Posted 11/21/2017 2:58 AM (GMT -7)   
slow and steady mate. i rested some today. doc thurs, shrink fri. hi karen, joyce et al.

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   Posted 11/21/2017 5:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Good morning this Tuesday

Hello Karen and Jamie...nice to hear from you. Hope others will jump on board
Still hoping to learn how many will be serving a Thanksgiving meal this year.

Did You Know
"JINGLE BELLS" WAS A THANKSGIVING SONG
It was not intended as a Christmas song and contains no reference to Christmas or December,

“Jingle Bells” was written by James Pierpont. The song was copyrighted under the title “One Horse open Sleigh” in 1857

It's been reported, though not proven, that he wrote his popular winter song for his father’s Sunday School class for Thanksgiving and it proved so popular that it was sung again at Christmas time.

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   Posted 11/21/2017 5:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jamie and Joyce... I too hope others will chime in on this thread.

That is really interesting on the Jingle Bells song. And you are right, no mention of December or Christmas...

I always liked that song. Maybe because it is easier to sing. Ha...

I hope you both have a good day/night.

Take care all...

Suppose to be sunny here today and not as cold.

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   Posted 11/21/2017 5:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Cass,

How you doing? Are you still getting things done? Do you pace yourself and take breaks?

Have a good day.

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   Posted 11/21/2017 6:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Karen. Unfortunately, since Sunday night I have not gotten any of the other stuff on my list done. I haven't even emptied my dishwasher yet! I don't get home until close to 8:00 each night and I'm so tired that I just eat and lay on my bed to watch tv for a little bit then go to sleep. And I start teaching my classes again at 6:00 am each morning. So, yes...I have been getting some rest. But I am so embarrassed about how bad my condo looks. I may or may not have 2-3 people over for Thanksgiving. But I'm pushing it off until tomorrow night after work to see what I can actually get done.

I'm hoping I have time to at least check some items off the list this long weekend.

I also went back to my doctor today. Thankfully, I don't have ear infections so I won't need any more antibiotics (I have been on two during the past two months for bronchitis and a sinus infection.) But I still have lingering effects from being so sick before, so she prescribed a steroid nasal decongestant and sudafed. Hopefully that will help, and give me more energy back!

thank you for checking up on me. It means a lot. I'm pretty much on my own here, and i've been feeling depressed, anxious and lonely again. Cass

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   Posted 11/21/2017 10:05 PM (GMT -7)   
an aussie version, school days type. jingle bells batman smells robin blew an egg..wonder woman lost her bosom' flying TAA hey!

blew an egg is an egg fart!! taa old aussie airline that is out of business.

cass, just do one little thing each day. keep strong.

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   Posted 11/22/2017 3:00 AM (GMT -7)   
If you are going to work at six and not getting home until eight, my gosh, there isn't time to do anything. Give your self some credit. Like Jamie said, one little thing a day.

I hope you have a nice Thanksgiving Cass. And everyone.

Hang in there. Don't over do it...

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   Posted 11/22/2017 6:12 AM (GMT -7)   
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Have a great birthday Karen!

Hi all... Wishing everyone a great thanksgiving tomorrow!

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   Posted 11/22/2017 7:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh my goodness...I didn't know this was a SPECIAL day
Thanks for the 'alert' UA

Happy Birthday and happy Wednesday, Karen
Hope you can enjoy and relax on your 'day'

~ Joyce

Did You Know
Color is not an indicator for the taste or ripeness in cranberries.
Good, ripe cranberries will bounce, which is why they are nicknamed “bounceberries.


In 1953, someone at Swanson misjudged the number of frozen turkeys it would sell that Thanksgiving.... by 26 TONS!

They then came up with a brilliant plan.....Why not slice up the meat and repackage with some trimmings on the side? This was the first TV dinner

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   Posted 11/22/2017 10:04 AM (GMT -7)   
OMG... UA, thank you so much. That means a lot. And thank you too Joyce...

I didn't know about cranberries bouncing. That is good to know... I love cranberries actually. We will have sauce tomorrow. I have a big bag of dried cranberries and I make cranberry/orange muffins sometimes.

Good to know about the Swanson dinners too. I wonder how long it actually took those turkeys to get eaten with the misjudging of the amount. People really liked the TV dinners. I did when I was a kid. I don't know why.

Have a great day all and thank you for the good wishes. I am definitely trying to take it easy today though I got a couple of things to fix for tomorrow.

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   Posted 11/22/2017 12:48 PM (GMT -7)   
happy days karen. we luv ya.

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   Posted 11/22/2017 2:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm doing the cooking. And probably the cleaning, too! lol Margie was supposed to work but it got cancelled. She'll be a help in the kitchen, as will my grandson...he peels potatoes like a pro!

I think I already mentioned that I serve ham. This twist on the tradition started when we had to work around visitation schedules with the kids. They'd visit with so much family, by the time they were at my home they were 'turkey'd out' so I would prepare ham for Thanksgiving. We have turkey for Christmas, then ham again for New Year.

I took advantage of the mild temps and took down some of the Thanksgiving decorations and set up some of the Christmas decorations (what I usually do while the meal is cooking on Thursday). The patio is still set for Thursday, as is the back end of the property and the front arch. I've added the colored lights but won't plug them in until nightfall and unplug the 'candy corn lights'. What goes up must come down, so I scaled things back this year.

Also, when I cleaned up the area of the garden that had the sage growing there, I bundled up the sage as I cut it and will add it to the chiminea on the next fire. Hopefully there won't be wind tomorrow as I like to have it going to welcome my family home.

Will bake apple pie in the morning for dessert and a 'cougan' cake (family thing) for munching while everything else is cooking. 'Cougan' is yellow cake that is spread with butter while still warm and then sugar and cinnimon sprinkled on top. Have no idea how it got it's name but, that's what my mom always called it! lol

Happy Birthday wishes Karen! Happy Thanksgiving wishes to all, whether it's celebrated or not!
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   Posted 11/22/2017 3:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Pitmom,

I think your cake is a Kouign Cake -- a simplification of this - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kouign-amann.

We usually made extra pie crust and put sugar, cinnamon and butter on top for something similar!

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   Posted 11/22/2017 6:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Jamie,

Thanks Pitmom,

Interesting on the cake Lynn.

I hope you all have a good day. And a happy Thanksgiving.

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