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    I'm taking the day off to be sick in bed and...

    I'm taking the day off to be sick in bed and looking out at the beautiful sunshine and glistening snow I feel guilty not going to the barn to ride. I'm sure my horse will give me a pass, but I was...
  2. To be fair, after we had moved her 16 times (my...

    To be fair, after we had moved her 16 times (my husband was counting) from house to apartment, to assisted living, to two more rooms in assisted living, to full care, back to assisted, back to full...
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    I love bucket training. My mother had this...

    I love bucket training. My mother had this cowboy boyfriend and he liked to have a few longhorns around for team roping. He bought this really wiley longhorn cow and put her in our back paddock for...
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    Well I think it's a good idea this underwear...

    Well I think it's a good idea this underwear thing. Cuz that way at the end of the day, anyone NOT still in their underwear will be considered to have spent their day doing something suspicious.
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    :lol: Are you looking for volunteers? Cuz I...

    :lol: Are you looking for volunteers? Cuz I think that would be an exercise in futility. :lol:
  6. There is a book about Saddlebreds called: Folks...

    There is a book about Saddlebreds called: Folks I Knowed and the Horses They Rode. My non-horsey uncle used to get a kick out of that and calls it: Horses I Knowed and the Folks They Throwed. If...
  7. I'll never forget how the fur flew when I...

    I'll never forget how the fur flew when I suggested we throw out a stack of salvaged wrapping paper.

    My MIL had, in a tantrum, listed her house for sale. It sold in days and she had 30 days to...
  8. I think it is. Over Christmas I decided to bring...

    I think it is. Over Christmas I decided to bring deviled eggs to a party. And those brown eggs were just so pretty I put them in a nice bowl in the fridge so I could admire them each time I opened...
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    Awww... she's beautiful. We bought steps to...

    Awww... she's beautiful.

    We bought steps to help Mitey Mite get up on the bed. but she wouldn't use them. So I put them under the window. She uses them there just fine and sits and looks out...
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    They work if your horse will leave them alone. ...

    They work if your horse will leave them alone. My horse apparently likes his buckets nekked and frozen.
  11. Hmmm... maybe I'll try a double boiler. I am...

    Hmmm... maybe I'll try a double boiler.

    I am working with fresh eggs. But I don't know that the freshness has as much to do with it as that perfect cook time. I'll bet setting a timer on a...
  12. I do have a tub labeled "Keep for Sakes" It...

    I do have a tub labeled "Keep for Sakes" It houses those little things that you honestly have no use for but refuse to get rid of so you keep them just for the sake of keeping them and the...
  13. Doesn't seem to. You want a pan appropriate to...

    Doesn't seem to. You want a pan appropriate to the number of eggs because its just quicker to use less water which will reach a boil quicker. There are a couple of different counting systems for...
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    That's funny. My mother likes to make our...

    That's funny.

    My mother likes to make our windfalls into cider since we have a cider mill a mile away. She also knows a farmer who grazes beef on two orchards. So she always visits these...
  15. Hard Boiled Eggs: Put them in a pan of tepid...

    Hard Boiled Eggs:
    Put them in a pan of tepid water enough to cover them. Put on high heat until the water reaches a rolling boil. (which means you have to stay in or near the kitchen or it all...
  16. I really think it matters a lot what you are...

    I really think it matters a lot what you are dying of. My MIL went last summer. Her biggest issue was arthritis and she was so crippled she just lost the will to live. She didn't have a cancer (I...
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    I agree, one needs to be made. Last fall my...

    I agree, one needs to be made. Last fall my husband was picking up apples down in the apple orchard so while we were out riding we stopped for one. I showed my husband how I can back my horse up...
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    I actually caught my mother throwing rotted pears...

    I actually caught my mother throwing rotted pears back under the tree. From storage. So the deer could eat them. Jeeze lady, those deer will be in your garden next. Compost those buggers!

    One...
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    I buy Horny Toad dresses through Title Nine. ...

    I buy Horny Toad dresses through Title Nine. They are my gardening/house dresses. My husband hates them and calls them my "feed bags" but he is SO off the mark. They are awesome! And when I have...
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    ^^ that's me^^ Everyone wants to label...

    ^^ that's me^^ Everyone wants to label everything, but it gets complicated. When labels create a tempting shortcut I just call myself a Veggie Head. I'm not vegetarian. I just don't really like...
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    Amen. We don't have kids, and we live in a 900...

    Amen. We don't have kids, and we live in a 900 square foot house. Which we paid cash for. We don't owe anybody anything. It is all very unglamorous. But it's ours.
  22. I also keep a pile of books that I resell on...

    I also keep a pile of books that I resell on Amazon. Seldom really worth the pittance you get back for them unless it's a newer, in demand, book.
    Our public library accepts donations and has...
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    It didn't look like much snow here until my...

    It didn't look like much snow here until my husband got up this morning and started piling it and then WOW, we've gotten a lot of snow...

    At least it covers up the general winter grit and makes...
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    Welcome all to my totally irrelevant hijack of a...

    Welcome all to my totally irrelevant hijack of a suspicious post. Since I had pear texture on my mind but deemed it un worthy of starting it's own topic. And I'm always happy to talk about sage. ...
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    Eddie Bauer and Land's End I'm presently...

    Eddie Bauer and Land's End

    I'm presently wearing a pair of slacks and a sweater from EB circa 2003. I get as much as 5 years out of their jeans with heavy use.
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