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  1. Thread: Sad time

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    Sad time

    A while ago I went outside to fill bird feeders and the street was packed full of parked cars and the driveway of my next door neighbors was packed with a crowd of people of all ages. A dear, kind...
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    How are you doing?

    Are things going OK for you? Do you have all the food and supplies you need, or do you need to make trips out? Do you WANT to make trips out?

    I want to go out -- oh, I want to go out. I have...
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    So very good to hear from you again, Joy. I...

    So very good to hear from you again, Joy. I just wish you had better news :) . I can get into and out of pretty easily unless my cats are blocking the way!
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    Oh, Joy -- I wish things were better and easier...

    Oh, Joy -- I wish things were better and easier for you. I wish I could help! But I will pray for God to help you. ((( hugs for Joy )))
  5. Thread: Nice thing

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    Nice thing

    Yesterday my dentist (he's now just available for emergencies) preformed some sort of root canal on my left "eye tooth" which is part of a complicated bridge. He said over and over that this was a...
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    Major thing .... Good books?

    My nice selection of books is probably the major -- well, one of the major -- things that help keep me settled during this stay-at-home time. I love to read.

    I think my crazy cats are another...
  7. Thread: Dead computer

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    Dead computer

    g-r-r-r-r-r-r I was on Facebook, doing fine and this computer died --- completely dead. Good grief it's late Friday afternoon. I called the local computer repair place. I bought this thing...
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    This morning was a BIG trip to the dentist who is...

    This morning was a BIG trip to the dentist who is open for only emergencies …..a $1,090 big emergency. I am so upset and scared and tired.

    And tonight is a very special meeting at church. Oh, I...
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    Christy -- I'm so sorry you're in pain. I got...

    Christy -- I'm so sorry you're in pain.

    I got so upset this afternoon I needed to get out. So I went to Walmart wearing my gloves and face mask. They are now counting each person as they arrive...
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    Where is everyone?

    My goodness, it's quiet in here. I wonder where you are and what you're doing. I sure hope all is well.
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    Face masks arrived!

    I ordered 50 masks through Amazon 8 weeks ago finally they arrived today. :dispirited:
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    Agate -- what are you reading right now? I have...

    Agate -- what are you reading right now? I have such a nice, big stack of books that are waiting for me, I don't know my next one. I do know it's a real luxury to have that stack.
    One time I...
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    Most of my getting out is church … Sunday School...

    Most of my getting out is church … Sunday School and then worship service on Sunday morning, then another service on Sunday night, then Wednesday night service. And I baked soooo much - usually for...
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    I think (lol lol) both insurances have paid … and...

    I think (lol lol) both insurances have paid … and those papers I have gotten are from the insurance companies - not the hospital or doctors. I won't pay until I get an actual bill/statement. The...
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    Yes - I've heard that too, over and over. IMHO...

    Yes - I've heard that too, over and over. IMHO we might be able to find some chicken and beef, but they will cost too much to buy.

    Another 'cost too much' …. I am blessed with GREAT insurance...
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    Ann -- you are a kind and wonderful person. ...

    Ann -- you are a kind and wonderful person. Bless your heart.

    Today I ate leftover vegetable beef soup again Tomorrow I might fry some chicken.
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    Gee -- I'm lonesome

    I sure wish someone was chatting.
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    Right now vegetable beef soup is bubbling on the...

    Right now vegetable beef soup is bubbling on the stove -- I haven't tasted it yet. I haven't made that soup with ground beef in 20 - 25 years! I've always used a chopped up beef roast and home...
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    Joy -- I certainly hope and pray we continue...

    Joy -- I certainly hope and pray we continue hearing from you. Please try to keep posting when you can.
    I also have cats to keep me going -- two big cats I adore. As tiny kittens they came to me...
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    My Chinese restaurant is small, just a husband...

    My Chinese restaurant is small, just a husband and wife doing almost everything. I eat -- oops --- I ate there often enough they knew which dishes I liked, knew I didn't eat seafood and always...
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    Ohhhhhh - I want to eat out. I miss "my" Chinese...

    Ohhhhhh - I want to eat out. I miss "my" Chinese restaurant. I am so hungry for that good food I don't have to cook. I wasn't aware of the fact that I did eat out so often.
  22. Thread: I cook a lot

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    Today I had the stuff to try another new-to-me...

    Today I had the stuff to try another new-to-me recipe. I didn't have the penne pasta so I used the mini farfalle setting in my cupboard.
    It's not great but it is pretty good....
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    My local police station has a big, solid...

    My local police station has a big, solid container in their front area -- you just dump your old meds there.
  24. I wish I could help you … or help myself...

    I wish I could help you … or help myself :highly_amused: I'm 75, but don't have to deal with too much pain... I'll certainly be glad when this mess is over and I can get to the pain clinic for my...
  25. Thread: April Chit Chat

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    I buy things like paper towels and toilet paper...

    I buy things like paper towels and toilet paper in big packages when I have a good coupon … so when this hit I did have lots of paper towels but not much TP. I have found enough, mostly off brand,...
  26. Thread: April Chit Chat

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    I went to a nice, big grocery this morning and...

    I went to a nice, big grocery this morning and they had no toilet paper, paper towels, paper napkins (except little fancy, colored ones), disinfectants.
    I wonder when this will end.
    They did...
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    Thanks! I really enjoy my feeders and am always...

    Thanks! I really enjoy my feeders and am always amazed to have so many birds here "in town" with hardly any coverage.

    For many years, living in a place with lots of trees and everything...
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    I have a HUMMINGBIRD!

    I have a hummingbird at a feeder :congratulatory:

    A big day for me. I love those birds!!
  29. Thread: Monday madness

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    I'm so glad you now have your shower chair, but -...

    I'm so glad you now have your shower chair, but - yikes - are the seven cases of wipes charged to your credit card? They have to be charged to someone somewhere.
  30. Thread: Jim's Journey

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    I'm praying for both of you.

    I'm praying for both of you.
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    I really needed a grocery trip so this afternoon...

    I really needed a grocery trip so this afternoon I bundled up - "rubber" gloves, face mask, clothes I could remove (when I got home :highly_amused:!!) and toss in washer. Many people in the grocery...
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    Yesterday I put one good, used face mask into a...

    Yesterday I put one good, used face mask into a knee-high hose and threw it into the washing machine with a regular load. Lo and behold - it came out perfect!!
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    hmmmmm -- must be my usual bad timing. Walmart...

    hmmmmm -- must be my usual bad timing. Walmart was the first place I looked. They had plenty but all said "not available". I'll try again. Thanks
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    Howie -- where did you find any masks for sale? ...

    Howie -- where did you find any masks for sale? Masks that are a reasonable price and AVAILABLE? A couple weeks ago I looked and looked and finally ordered some through Amazon but they will not be...
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    I want to go out!!

    Oh, how I wish I could go OUT! I wish I could go out and eat a good lunch. I wish I could go to a nice grocery store and wander around. I wish I could go to Walmart and get some of the little...
  36. Thread: I cook a lot

    by jingle
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    I cook a lot

    I don't have a lot of things to do or places to go .. so I cook. If I had more room in my freezer I'd bake more cookies ~sigh~.

    For breakfast I had the last of the left-over chicken corn...
  37. Thread: Happy Easter

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    Happy Easter

    Happy Easter everyone. I hope and pray that everyone has a safe and peaceful day and remember why we celebrate.
  38. Thread: Easter Dinner?

    by jingle
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    This morning I decided what I would have for...

    This morning I decided what I would have for Easter Dinner … one of my very favorite dishes. So I got dressed, drove to Walmart. put on a mask, gloves and shopped for fresh things.

    BROCCOLI SALAD...
  39. Thread: Easter Dinner?

    by jingle
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    I can't think of a thing … I have a nice ham...

    I can't think of a thing … I have a nice ham slice and some chicken breasts in the freezer and I could do several things with the chicken. The ham would be OK with some potatoes and a canned veggie....
  40. Thread: Easter Dinner?

    by jingle
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    Easter Dinner?

    I just now thought about Easter Dinner.... Yikes. I have no plans at all. I will be at church -- well, in my car parked in front of the church and the pastor will be speaking to all of us.

    What...
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    Chicken Corn Chowder

    I love soup and I'm always looking for a new recipe. This morning I made Chicken Corn Chowder .
    https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/slow-cooker-light-chicken-corn-chowder/
    It's pretty good.
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    Full Moon Tonight

    Tonight is 2020's largest and most magnificent full moon. Here in Missouri we have a completely clear sky so we have a great view of it.
    It's breathtaking.
  43. Thread: Picnic

    by jingle
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    The weather is wonderful … at least the...

    The weather is wonderful … at least the temperature is. I BBQed the brats early because I was too hungry to wait. Everything was very good
  44. Thread: Picnic

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    Picnic

    Today we're supposed to have nice weather so I'm planning a sort-of-picnic dinner.
    I've been working on potato salad, "baked" beans, deviled eggs, maybe some slaw, and this afternoon I'll BBQ some...
  45. Thread: Becoming afraid

    by jingle
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    Over and over I've tried to respond to this and...

    Over and over I've tried to respond to this and write too much, too confused. It's certainly a scary time. I'm praying for all of us.
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    I do not like paprika so I used only a tiny dash....

    I do not like paprika so I used only a tiny dash. And I used just a tiny dash of brown sugar. I plan on making this recipe over and over again … it is so-o-o-o good.
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    Fried Cabbage -- Delicious!

    I made this yesterday and will be making it again.

    Fried Cabbage

    This fried cabbage is delicious and super easy to make with a few ingredients. It comes together in less than 30 minutes!
    ...
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    Ann … Wishing you the best!

    Ann … Wishing you the best!
  49. Thread: Happy Cats

    by jingle
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    Happy Cats

    My two cats are absolutely delighted that I am staying home. When I left for church this morning - my first time to leave in many days - they were more confused than unhappy.
  50. Thread: Church ?

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    Church ?

    Are you attending or viewing church this morning? My church is having service this morning, and evening, at the usual times. We all remain in our cars parked in front of the church where our...
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    I'll bet there is a neighbor that will help you. ...

    I'll bet there is a neighbor that will help you. I don't have a relative that will help me - not even a close friend, but a neighbor keeps in contact and wants to help.
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    Thank you so much …. I think all is OK here. So...

    Thank you so much …. I think all is OK here. So far I haven't seen a shortage of canned cat food. The shelves of dry cat food are almost empty but there's still lots of canned so I've been buying...
  53. Thread: Jim's Journey

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    Much love and many prayers

    Much love and many prayers
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    Thanks. I've tried Amazon for many things, but...

    Thanks. I've tried Amazon for many things, but never parsley, and I'm always told "not in stock". This morning I ordered McCormick's Vanilla which is supposed to be in stock but will not be...
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    I cook a lot and use lots of the common spices. ...

    I cook a lot and use lots of the common spices. This morning, on what I hope is my last shopping trip for a long time, I bought a new container of my favorite spices … except parsley. I can't find...
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    Enough pet food??

    During this virus there is such a scary shortage of things we really need - toilet paper, canned soup, paper towels and such. Now the store shelves are short of cat food and kitty litter too. I...
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    Oatmeal Scotchies Cookies

    Really, really good cookies ..
    https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/oatmeal-scotchies/
    I baked my first batch of these this afternoon and know this is a recipe I'll be making over and over.
  58. Thread: I'm hungry

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    I'm hungry

    I was in a local grocery and saw some gorgeous spare ribs and bought the big package. While they are roasting in my oven I made some cole slaw, potato salad and deviled eggs. I'm going to have a...
  59. Thread: Toilet paper??

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    This evening my dear next door neighbor came over...

    This evening my dear next door neighbor came over and talked about how/what she would do for me if older people were quarantined … and what we both could do if everyone got quarantined. I am so...
  60. Thread: Toilet paper??

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    I certainly plan on staying home now … but …...

    I certainly plan on staying home now … but … but...but … I don't know yet if my church will cancel Wednesday night service, my favorite. I desperately need that visit to the dentist and I hear...
  61. Thread: Toilet paper??

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    I took myself out to lunch today after I went to...

    I took myself out to lunch today after I went to Lowe's because the clerk at my Walmart had told me that Lowe's had TP … they didn't.
    At lunch the waitress said that her Walmart would open boxes...
  62. Thread: Toilet paper??

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    Now I am getting concerned about people over 65...

    Now I am getting concerned about people over 65 being quarantined. I have no idea what we will do. I am very concerned about my cats!! This morning I went out and became part of the giant crowds...
  63. Thread: Toilet paper??

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    With all the groups, meetings, things like that...

    With all the groups, meetings, things like that closing - so many people will be out of work. People who, for example, play professional basketball earn enough that I think they will be OK. But...
  64. Thread: Toilet paper??

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    Toilet paper??

    This morning I visited a local Walmart -- one of the largest in the country!! They didn't have a single roll of toilet paper - not one. I had forgotten lemons so I went to my local Walmart -- it's...
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    What a day … My first visit 8:30 was to the heart...

    What a day … My first visit 8:30 was to the heart clinic where they checked me after that cardio surgery a couple weeks ago.
    Then 10:30 was to the ENT clinic. While waiting there the audio woman...
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    Big deal for me today … at "my" (I spend so much...

    Big deal for me today … at "my" (I spend so much time there) medical center, the super nice hearing woman put in my hearing aid. My goodness, what a big deal. Very easy, very simple and it works. ...
  67. Thread: Prayer line

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    Thank you Jesus Christ for all your blessings and...

    Thank you Jesus Christ for all your blessings and help us keep You in our minds and hearts. And please, let Clouds be OK. Thank you.
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    Here's another that I make frequently …. ...

    Here's another that I make frequently ….

    Betty Crocker's
    Slow-Cooker Smoked Sausage and Bean Soup

    1 lb small red potatoes, each cut into 8 pieces (about 3 cups)
    4 medium carrots, sliced (2...
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    Here's a good soup - VERY fast and easy. It...

    Here's a good soup - VERY fast and easy. It tastes better than it looks and sounds. It calls for a certain brand that I ignore and use my favorites.

    Chicken Enchilada Soup
    from Fricks
    1 can...
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    My favorite soup

    Brenda's TORTELLINI SOUP

    1 roll sausage (I use TWO rolls Jimmy Dean)
    1 bag frozen tortellini
    1/2 cup chopped green pepper
    1/2 onion
    2 large cans diced tomatoes
    4 cans Campbells chicken broth...
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    Sometime when you too are looking for a soup...

    Sometime when you too are looking for a soup recipe, try this. It's my very favorite soup.

    Brenda's TORTELLINI SOUP

    1 roll sausage (I use TWO rolls Jimmy Dean)
    1 bag frozen tortellini
    1/2...
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    Many thanks -- I love soup, I love making soup. ...

    Many thanks -- I love soup, I love making soup. This sounds like my next project. I'll have to use frozen instead of fresh green beans but it will be fine. Thanks again.
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    Ann, Please, when you have time, could you post...

    Ann, Please, when you have time,
    could you post the recipe for that soup. I love soup and that sounds soooooo good.
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    I'm about half-way through The House Girl and...

    I'm about half-way through The House Girl and it's very good.
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    LOL -- when I got home those precious cats were...

    LOL -- when I got home those precious cats were glad to see me, purring and pushing and following every step I took. I went to bed and they snuggled. Now we're 100% back to normal.

    The dental...
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