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Old 07-30-2013, 05:09 PM   #226
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Afternoon everyone. Just got a deadline task out of the way. Taking a breather for the moment, then I'll catch up on a few things before I leave for the day.

Annie - The dog biscuit recipe looks yummy. The fiber one bars will have to be carefully coordinated with the rest of the day's foods, but I think it'll just be easier to bring the rest of the box to work and leave them in the coffee/copy room. Yummmm, tacos!! (Rubbing my tummy.)

Ceejay - Mmmm, pineapple pizza!!

Happy - Glad your shift went well. Your doggy biscuits sound tasty too! Sorry the chair is not up to par. I think I've ordered inexpensive items from overstock, but nothing significant. They won't cover the return shipping?? Boo. I was all better today after yesterday's fiber overload. Should have known better - I usually don't bother buying processed foods that add extra fiber.

Michelle - Hope you got your coding to work!

Shad - Too bad about the ladder. It always seems so useless to tell the cashier what your issue is when you're ready to leave a place (unsatisfied), but it might help...not that I see ever them taking a note to report back to management. LOL re a whole-block reno.

Mel - Glad all is generally well...except for you friend from India. Hope he can get relief from some OTC drugs. I might have thought the boss might be in trouble with her boss, but it sounds like she gave a very long notice of her intention to retire in a year, which works out to 4/30/14. She's not happy with the progress to hire a replacement and get a transition going. (She might be wanting a few months of "lame duck" time before then and she might not get it if they don't make progress with the hiring, hahaha.)

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Leaving a wee bit early to meet a group of friends for dinner. One is from out of town, and she chose a German bar/restaurant. Of all things, one of the heavier ethnic cuisines. Whatever, I'll try to choose smaller items - maybe soup and dessert, and a beer, of course. She also has failed to let me know if she needs a lift to the restaurant. She's such a flake!

WW weigh-in showed a 0.2 loss, so I'm content. I tracked all week and WEEKEND, and while I wasn't OP by any means, it helped.

Okay, back to work. TTFN!
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:19 PM   #227
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LAURA...congrats on the loss, when I don't do so well and have a loss, I feel like I am getting away with something. BOOO on the friend and the german foods. Do your best. That is all you can do. Or do not eat the heavy laden crap. Goodluck!!!!
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:05 AM   #228
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Morning Chicks.


Sorry No Personals.
Got A Whopper Of A Headache.
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See You Gals Tomorrow After Food Shopping.....i Hope!
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:31 AM   #229
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Morning
For some unknown reason I didn't sleep well again last night. It can't be work cause it's been a quite week.

Mel
Hope I didn't send you my migraine. Feel better soon.

Laura
Congrats on the weight loss. I've never eaten German food.

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Be careful climbing that ladder to the attic. Those small openings can be tricky.

Have a good day.
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:31 AM   #230
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Morning all. Rainy and gray here today. At least I won't have to water the garden.

Ceejay - Hope you get a good night's rest tonight. Re German food - my opinion is that it's all rather heavy, rich food. Heavy on meats and sausages, served with sauces. Not one of my favorite ethnic cuisines.

Mel - Feel better soon!!!

Annie - Sometimes the scale is kind, sometimes it can be cruel. All I know is that .2 is not much of anything, but it wasn't a gain, so that's fine by me, given all the meals out lately. I'll keep plugging along.

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Dinner at the German place was so-so. This is in a suburb near the airport, and they are building up an entertainment district and mall in that area after they lost their bid for a casino license (the town next door got it). Anyway, this place is going for the tourist $$ - pricey. It's a big beer hall and a German band was playing. It was a very loud atmosphere. I think there's a separate restaurant area, but we didn't go in there.

I ended up having something called leberkase, which I later looked up online and learned it translates literally as liver cheese, lol. Rest assured, it is neither liver nor cheese. It was described in the menu as sausage loaf, and it was served grilled with German potato salad. It was tasty in a hot doggy way. We also had beer, and appetizers were a giant soft pretzel with cheese & mustard sauces and some potato pancakes. Brought home a menu for bf so he could see it's probably not a place he'll want to go because it's overpriced and touristy, and there wasn't a large selection of beers, and what they had didn't seem very special.

I told my out of town friend who picked this place (she obviously only looked at the restaurant's site and not reviews on Yelp) that next time she wanted German food, I'd take her to the little German deli/cafe by my house - tasty, not the least bit touristy or loud, and reasonably priced.

Okay, work awaits. Off to it.
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:13 AM   #231
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Morning kids,

Nothing but ME time for the next 7 days. I don't work again until next Tuesday. Yesterday my partner was in a hurry to get out of there and she sort of rushed out a customer before closing time - I'm not sure the woman liked that very much and I thought it was the wrong thing to do. Most of these volunteers burn rubber to end their shift or close the store out at the exact minute the clock ticks to their times. Geez we're all retired - you think they'd have a train to catch or something The only person I'd think has a legit reason to hurry out is the woman who drives 45 minutes to get into town and C is like me, if people are shopping, what's the harm in waiting another 10 minutes?? We had a disaster with the register last night too - I thought we should have done one thing, my partner disagreed so I backed off and sure enough, it caused a big problem. Starting in September I will probably be working myself due to some schedule changes and I'm starting to think that's probably a good thing.

Came home, threw a small amount of feed out for the baby turkeys and a young buck came into the yard to eat. Shortly afterwards the momma and her twin fawns appeared. One of the fawns was extremely curious about the buck which upset momma to no end. It's a good thing the buck was quite young, if he was an adult he could have seriously hurt the fawn. Mom was doing her best to get that fawn away from the buck but the kid was stubborn minded. In the meantime the other fawn was prancing - yes - frolicking and prancing back and forth across the yard. Several times we thought to get the video camera but we were looking through the windows and the camera picks up the screen on the windows which greatly diminishes the quality of the video. It was really amusing. After a good 10 minutes of prodding, momma finally got the fawn away from the buck and they took off. Suddenly the buck stood ram rod straight and took off in a mad dash. A minute later a bear appeared. He looked to be on the younger side and had quite a pronounced limp in his hindquarters. Someone must have shot him He didn't stay long, was checking out the place and quickly moved on. An injured bear is probably about the most dangerous situation and we both felt bad that he was injured. All you really need to do is fire a warning shot - that's generally enough to scare them. The only reason you need to shoot them is if they are attacking you and 95 percent of the time the bear will do it's best to avoid humans. So yesterday we had quite the animal parade. We have a flock of hummingbirds - probably about a dozen who are swarming one feeder. The other feeder is closely guarded by one aggressive male who chases most of the others off. It's unbelieveable how much juice those little guys drink - like having hungry babies

It's been cool and I think I will use the next few days to go through things and sort out some donations for the shop and clear things out of the house. I'm in the mood to do that and also have an urge to get back into a set routine here. I've been busy since Mom left but I seem to be more scattered and sometimes I feel I'm spending more time spinning my wheels in the sand instead of accomplishing anything worthwhile.

Ceejay - hope you don't have a sleepy day at work. I guess the rainy weather was not helpful in a good night's sleep? Maybe tonight will be better for you...

Mel - sorry your head hurts. Go find a soft pillow and a dark room. Hope you feel better Don't want to have to take a pass on the food run tomorrow.

Laura - congrats on keeping up with the weight loss efforts! You are doing really well on the program. How did the German dinner go? Yikers - I can't think of ANYTHING that is lite in German food. Hope you enjoyed yourself. As for the chair, DH jury rigged something to make the chair a bit more sturdy - he said it will work. I'm not sure if overstock would have made me pay for return shipping - it wasn't an outright defect as much as really, really poor construction so I'm not sure. Plus the box was bigger than most packages so I'm sure I'd be stuck with return shipping. I think that's why DH decided to see if he could make it work with some minor modifications. I was hoping to use the chair at my computer desk - I need something a bit higher but he is using it for his guitar practice and since his back is hurting him, I will let him have it. How frustrating for the boss who gave a long notice only to have them hem and haw about getting her replacement in. I'm sure it will come down to a hurried transition which is frustrating - she just has to give it up and it's not really her problem if the new person doesn't get turn over. They will probably switch things up with someone new anyway.

Annie - I like your biscuit recipe - especially adding the beef broth for dogs or tuna juice for cats. I will have to try a batch and see if the cats like it. Thanks for posting the recipe. Our recipe is a bit more stiff - I find it's easier to make in the stand mixer and I use a can to roll it out since I have a hard time fitting my rolling pin into my jelly roll pans. I also line the pans with parchment paper - easy to get them out - easy to clean up!

Shad - sounds like you are making great progress at home. Any more leads on jobs or are you just taking some much needed time for yourself to catch up on things? It's got to be hard travelling so much and being away.

Hope the code run is going much better for you today Michelle.

I'm hungry - better find a good use for all those berries I bought the other day - they won't last long. And then it's down to some serious cleaning. Have a good hump day everyone.
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Ingredients:
cup oil
2-1/2 cups quick cooking oatmeal
2 eggs
3 cups flour
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
cup creamy peanut butter
cup honey or molasses

Mix wet ingredients together (oil, eggs, brown sugar, peanut butter and molasses/honey). Mix well. Add in the dry ingredients (oatmeal, flour and cinnamon) and mix completely. Mixture will be stiff. You may add milk or water as needed to make the mixture more pliable. Prep a jelly roll pan with spray Pam, quick release foil, or parchment paper. Press biscuit mixture into prepared pan. You can use a rolling pin (sprayed lightly with Pam) to press down the mix and make it even. Use a pizza cutter to cut and score the dough into the desired size of the individual biscuits. (This is important as they are difficult to cut once baked). Bake at 325 degrees for one hour. Let the biscuits cool down enough to handle and break them apart and turn them over in the pan. Put back in the oven at 200 degrees for 2 more hours to dry completely. Once cooled store covered in a container or bag. Can be refrigerated or frozen.
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I think I've had enough of these cicadas tonight.
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:03 AM   #234
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