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  1. Our rhodies and azaleas are pretty hardy. Wish we could bottle some of the cold for the hot days of summer. When I used to do a long bus commute to work, I'd think "snow" on the hot days and "hot sun" in the cold days.

  2. Stacy, I hope they get that plumbing thing solved for you today. What a nightmare! the way someone has remodeled it. There was a basement but it's totally not visible anymore (used to have a couple of little windows high up on the basement wall).

  3. Grandma Day's Eggless, Milkless, Butterless Cake


    2/3 cup lard or shortening

    1 cup sugar

    1 cup black coffee or water

    1/2 to 1 cup raisins

    Bring to boil, set aside and let cool.


    Sift 2 cups flour with 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon soda, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon cloves,

    1/2 teaspoon nutmeg into cooled above mixture. Bake at 350 degrees 35 minutes.


    You may add nuts, dried fruits, gum drops, etc.


    This recipe was used often during the lean years of the depression and was handed down from Great-Grandma Day.

    (Grandma Day was a wonderful little lady who passed on some years ago).

  4. We had about 3" of snow and it's still covering the ground and our driveway. Schools cancelled and a meeting I was going to this afternoon was cancelled because it's getting cold again tonight and some of that might ice up. So I'm just staying home looking at it from the warm house.

  5. Northwoods, I like walking, too. Especially outside. Right now I'm walking inside on the treadmill but my very favorite is walking on a path along the river or at the state park where there is a lot to be seen or on some forest trails. When my son lived in this area he would ride his bike on the park trails and since it was quiet he would sometimes see deer and once a coyote as well as the usual birds, frogs, chickorees. I find that walk the most refreshing of them all - we have walked for 3 hours and it seems like no time at all because the scenery is constantly changing.

    You'll have to tell us about what you see on some of your walks.

  6. Oh, Teaberry!

    I think if you weren't satisfied that hairdresser should have fixed it for you.

    Having said that, same thing happened to my daughter-in-law. She was having highlights put in and was told how beautiful it would look and it was orangish in her black hair! She was in tears. And the thing is who wants to go back to someone like that?!

    I haven't dyed mine for some years because it's dark brown (with grey) and it tends to "grab" the dark and look even darker. Last time I thought I'd "touch up the grey" I went to work the next day and the first patient to come in the door (I worked for a doctor) said "You dyed your hair!" So how subtle was that?!

    If you go to someone to color your hair again see if they have a good reputation for coloring. I've heard some give good haircuts but don't necessarily do great coloring or visa versa.

    Burkas must have solved a lot of problems!

  7. My plan is walking 5 days during the week, eat more veggies and fruit, moderation.

    I've been looking through and organizing photos. Yikes! It gives me a visual I don't usually see when I look in the bathroom mirror. So I put one of those chunky photos where I will see it along with one where I weighed less.

  8. What fun to see your pictures! The hilly area reminds me a bit of the hill in front of my house, referred to by locals as "roller coaster hill" except it's just one really steep hill (what a joy when you're out walking and coming home-knee to chin) and then it turns corners.

    I love that picture of your grandson. He looks like he's in 7th heaven on that tractor!

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