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March 26, 2008


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One from my pet chicken saying that our 5 little girl chicks are being shipped out this coming monday and will arrive no later than wensday. One from my mom,upset that the book mobile can't make it out to the hollow because of high water.Another from my mom happy because her nurses can't make it out because of high water.And last one from etsy saying my cool wristlet I bought is on it's way.
Congrat's on the new addition to the family,Laura.Have a happy day.


I am going to try the Listerine on our deck this summer. Can you use the generic brand?

I once had a roommate that cooked porkchops so long they were like shoe leather. ICK.


Well, I'll definitely give the Listerine a try! When it comes to mosquitos, I'll try anything!!!


My dad put pork chops under the broiler of the gas stove until they were dried out like a mummy. I never cared for them much, and neither did my sister. I remember that she wasn't allowed to leave the table until her plate was clean. She fell asleep with her head next to her plate, and dad finally relented and carried her up to bed.

I was given a Betty Crocker cookbook as a wedding gift and followed the recipe for baked pork chops with a sauce which was quite yummy. This was the way I served it to my family whenever we could afford pork chops.
I remember that I would buy 6 pork chops, one for each of us plus one.
That extra one, I would pull the meat off the bone, chop it up small and make a nice rice stir fry for the next day's lunch. Pretty soon, middle son was giving half his chop towards the stir fry meal.

We have a new neighbor across the street--moved in late September, so this is his first Spring for yard work.
He's putting us to shame with the chopping and the clearing and the piles on the curb for the city trucks.
Tomorrow is supposed to be warm and sunny, so I might have awhile getting ours tidy.
That is if I can put down my knitting needles. A new skill takes practice.

My Inbox had a picture which I got permission to post on my own blog.
The gal's got talent and patience, I tells ya!


A peephole, cool! :D

Those are entertaining. Last email I received brought news of death, so I'm not opening my inbox for a few days...


This was in my inbox this morning:
This is from a friend...I have to say Vicks was one of my favorit, most
comforting thing when I was growing up...except we caoted it on our
chest and put a diaper (yes, I'm that old...they were real diapers) over
it and put on our jammies...I always felt loved...and better....better
yet..sounds like the socks have taken the place of the diaper...!!

Mark has been coughing for the past 3 nights.? I did this last night to
see if it would work and he didn't cough once.? Coincidence???? I don't

Vicks Vaporub- this sounds amazing!?
During a lecture on Essential Oils, they told us how the foot soles can
absorb oils.? Their example:? Put garlic on your feet and within 20
minutes you can 'taste' it.
Some of us have used Vicks Vaporub for years for everything from chapped
lips to sore toes and many body parts in between.? But I've never heard
of this.? And don't laugh, it works 100% of the time, although the
scientists who discovered it aren't sure why.? To stop night time
coughing in a child (or adult as we found out personally), put Vicks
Vaporub generously on the bottom of the feet at bedtime, then cover with
socks. Even persistent, heavy, deep coughing will stop in about 5
minutes and stay stopped for many, many hours of relief.? Works 100% of
the time and is more effective in children than even very strong
prescription cough medicines.? In addition it is extremely soothing and
comforting and they will sleep soundly.
Just happened to tune in A.M. radio and picked up this guy talking about
why cough medicines in kids often do more harm than good, due to the
chemical makeup of these strong drugs so, I listened.? It was a surprise
finding and found to be more effective than prescribed medicines for
children at bedtime, in addition to have a soothing and calming effect
on sick children who then went on to sleep soundly.
My wife tried it on herself when she had a very deep constant and
persistent cough a few weeks ago and it worked 100%!? She said that it
felt like a warm blanket had enveloped her, coughing stopped in a few
minutes and believe me, this was a deep, (incredibly
annoying!) every few seconds uncontrollable cough, and she slept
cough-free for hours every night that she used it.
If you have grandchildren, pass this on.? If you end up sick, try it
yourself and you will be absolutely amazed at how it works"

complete with all with weird question marks for formatting....

I also got a PDF newsletter for my husband's unit with a recipe for upsidedown pizza (sounds yummy), another PDF file called "bug stacks" which is a tutorial on how to stack plates to use on a cuttlebug (scrapbooking tool).

I am a moderator for our local freecycleâ„¢ group, so I get a LOT of mail....I enjoyed the one that said, Picke upp...stoler and dc's tank you for your intrst.

yeah...good times.


I suppose I would have to actually check it to find out ...


Disclaimer: I haven't tried out the Listerine method. That email came from my mom, via my brother, who forwarded it on from another friend. But it's worth a try.

Dani! I'd love to see pics of those chickens! And that would be a great first blog post (hint, hint). Hope your mom's house stays high and dry, what a hassle and a worry and a half.

FC, I usually swear by Vicks for sinus headaches. Combined with motrin or extra strength tylenol (or both, about an hour apart), nothing beats it!
Not sure what's up with the question marks, tho. I wish people would edit these things out before forwarding. I especially hate opening emails with 25 forwards ahead. First thing I do: click X.

Linda, don't you love those abbreviations?? Your Freecycling group sounds interesing. I'm not sure if we have that here, I'll look into it. I have a huge basketball stand I'd like to get rid of, and/or maybe swap it for a new pool. Don't you think that's a fair trade.
And the upside down pizza sounds great to me.

Mrs. DoF, we used to grill pork chops on a little hibachi back when we were in our 20's and hub's brother lived with us. they were always sooo good. But porkchops cook so quickly... very easy to turn them into shoe leather.
Your poor sister, LOL. I was never one for making my kids clean their plates, btw. I don't see the point in it.

Pam, I figure everyone is curious at some point in their lives. It is amusing to hear what other people receive on a daily basis.
And sorry to hear about the bad news. :(


I have long used vicks for athletes foot. works better than the expensive stuff in the drug store


We can't wait to get our little chicks!!We ordered them around valentines and the waiting has just been driving us batty.Hopefully all 5 will make it through shipping.That is a good idea for a first post just to get my feet wet.Stay tuned....


I added that feature and have never tried emailing my post in. My husband cooks the shit out of steak. It just isn't very good when he grills it, unless the fillet is so thick he can't get it well done!

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