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  1. Thread: shingles

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    I had shingles before I was 40. Anything that...

    I had shingles before I was 40. Anything that might forestall or lessen a case is WELL WORTH the risk. Trust me. You don't want shingles. Especially not on your face.
  2. In our town, locals returning have to have the...

    In our town, locals returning have to have the haddock fish fry from Davidson's, a Johnny's Texas Hot and then tastes begin to diverge: Either Lena's Pizza or Pace's Pizza. The following is pretty...
  3. I just went through my freezer list. I have...

    I just went through my freezer list. I have enough meat for 2 people for 115 days. Leftovers for lunch. We have a years worth of potatoes in the cellar. Dry beans. Plenty of pasta. Frozen...
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    3 cups of flour (start with 2 and reserve 1) 1...

    3 cups of flour (start with 2 and reserve 1)
    1 cup Crisco (or lard if you have it. You can't go wrong with lard)
    1 tsp salt
    4 tbsp cold vinegar
    1 egg

    And a pastry cutter. There are no...
  5. Months. We generally have about 6 months in...

    Months. We generally have about 6 months in reserve at any given time.
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    Today I was busy keeping up one of my husband's...

    Today I was busy keeping up one of my husband's family traditions. I made my third batch of Swedish Glogg. See my blog on the topic for clarification: ...
  7. Now wait just a cotton pickin' minute. Did you...

    Now wait just a cotton pickin' minute. Did you just say THANKSgiving is not a religious holiday? Just who or what the heck do you think we are giving thanks to?
  8. When I drove past the mall one evening this week,...

    When I drove past the mall one evening this week, and looked at the sea of cars, and narrowly avoided being side swiped by someone trying to get out of the craft store... I thought "Thank Heaven I...
  9. I love Christmas time and the wide range of ways...

    I love Christmas time and the wide range of ways you can celebrate it or ignore it. Even at it's worst, it's still no where near as bad as Election Season.
  10. I just make food he doesn't like and enjoy...

    I just make food he doesn't like and enjoy reading without the TV on in the background. Then I have a "movies he doesn't like" marathon.

    It doesn't take long for me to start missing him though.
  11. Thread: Seriously?

    by SmartAlex
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    My last boss never did master our email system. ...

    My last boss never did master our email system. For several months after I left he would call me at my new job to ask how to do something. One day I stopped by on a purely social visit. I walked...
  12. Thread: Seriously?

    by SmartAlex
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    I'm thankful for my co workers. They are pretty...

    I'm thankful for my co workers. They are pretty self sufficient. However, I have come back from business trips with the mailbox full to overflowing. Does no one notice this as they drive past it...
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    My horse prefers a single jointed, hollow mouth...

    My horse prefers a single jointed, hollow mouth eggbutt snaffle. He is very light mouthed and does not like a lot of movement/vibration in a bit as a loose ring would give you. French Links also...
  14. Thread: Seriously?

    by SmartAlex
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    A FB friend posted last week where a male...

    A FB friend posted last week where a male associate emailed her requesting that she send him her email address.

    Um. Duh?
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    I have a brown leather one with black wool...

    I have a brown leather one with black wool sleeves. I love it! I haven't worn it in years. I should dig it out.
  16. My husband collects all kinds of "treasures" too....

    My husband collects all kinds of "treasures" too. But he mows under them, and is really good at trading them for stuff we can actually use. With the advent of Google Earth we now know that our junk...
  17. I have very few complaints but: Please stop...

    I have very few complaints but:

    Please stop buying bread. We have 5 loaves in the freezer. I hate freeze dried bread. What did I tell you before you left for the store? "do not buy any bread"....
  18. My uncle does this. It is a big point of family...

    My uncle does this. It is a big point of family contention. My mother owns a large barn next to my uncle's house. We can barely get in there, or use the barn to store stuff for all the road trash...
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    These are worse than secret handshakes! Mine is...

    These are worse than secret handshakes! Mine is in the dash computer and you just have to navigate through the menu.
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    I once ate 3 Thanksgiving dinners. Our remedy...

    I once ate 3 Thanksgiving dinners.

    Our remedy is to host Christmas Eve and everyone comes to my house (or my sister's house) and plays nice. Then when we rotate to a parent's house, one or the...
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    I used to plan our local company party and always...

    I used to plan our local company party and always enjoyed it. Then they moved it to the district level trying to unify everyone. I went once or twice, but it ended up being too far away. They will...
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    My favorite is probably flaxen chestnut with...

    My favorite is probably flaxen chestnut with silver, sooty or sabino and plenty of chrome.

    I always wanted a grey, but after 10 years I'm totally over the cleaning aspect. I also always wanted a...
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    They still have them but it's not 5/5 anymore. I...

    They still have them but it's not 5/5 anymore. I forget what they're up to, maybe 3 for 5? Our Arbys will run coupons with no end date. They will basically honor outdated ones too. I never go...
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    Google "jump pole storage" for lots of ideas. ...

    Google "jump pole storage" for lots of ideas. This is my favorite http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/236x/29/f6/b0/29f6b0212fb3474a4efeb37e1b1123a3.jpg
    You could put the brackets on your fence posts
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    Our metabolic horses get celery instead of...

    Our metabolic horses get celery instead of carrots. Salted roasted peanuts instead of peppermints. The peanuts were a pretty easy transition but the celery got a lot of poo poo faces at first. Now...
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