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    January 02 2022

    Mae all and how are we today then? Hope everyone is doing well. Windy over here today, but dry at the moment..did some more in the garden this morning. I think this year I am going to see if I can attract birds 🐦 and obviously 🐝. One of my resolutions was not to watch the news or let it influence my thinking..without any shadow of doubt the most sane amongst us get down listening to the garbage that is spouted out.another couple of things I intend to do as well

    Hiya ppqp. Hope all is well how did the tenderloin go.when do you go back to work?

    Hiya techie all the very best to you. Hope this is a good year for you.

    Hiya pauly how are you feeling?hope all is well well with you.

    Hiya lav..how is the world with you today? Hope all is well with you our decorations in the house never got out of the loft.I know what you mean about things getting you down A few times I had to give my head a good shake..positivity is difficult in perceived negativity. I started this post saying it was dry...wrong it's trying to snow...How's the family doing.

    Hiya teegee how are you,
    On this day January 2
    How did you enjoy the family dinner?
    You didn't want to go,but was it a winner?

    That instant hot pot sounds pretty good
    Chuck everything in and out comes cooked food,
    Potatoes and veg with a nice little roast
    Knocks the spots off a slice of toast

    No matter what you do or what the media say
    Just keep smiling and have a nice day

    Take care all and have a nice day
    af since the fourth of July 2012...howzat then America..now proudly marching into year 8..done that one..now bimbling into year 9..tick ..done that one too..as he casually strolls into numero 10


    CHILDHOOD IS LIKE BEING DRUNK.EVERYONE REMEMBERS WHAT YOU DID,EXCEPT YOU.

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    Re: January 02 2022

    Happy New Year ABeroooooos near and far!

    oh boy. we survived 2021, time to really live in 2022....that's my war cry.

    Mick, poetry even... way to go. I agree that avoiding the news has contributed positively to my sobriety and mental health not deteriating any worse than it has. yeesh.

    any treasure-hunting plans or van adventures on the books?

    Christmas was weird, with girly showing up only briefly for gifts and looking like death warmed over. I really worry about her but she still to this day treats me with rudeness and animosity
    so my efforts are pretty useless and that truly sucks. alas.

    NY's eve was considerably more fun and we had a truly nice day, followed by some fun time with the hot glue gun making fantasy face masks for a masquerade ball held at a local discotec we enjoy.
    we actually staying up dancing so late and got home at 2am which is a record for me since.... my 20's? and we felt fine the next day which is grand.

    My santa sweetie got me an artisinal sourdough bread making kit, so I began the starter last weekend and today is the 'big bake' wooo! in about 8 minutes I have the last kneading/rest cycle to complete
    and then it's showtime. This one is a combo of rye and bread flours. Certainly not gluten-free but it will be a tasty experiement if all goes well. I do get a bit nervous about baking since that's not my cooking forte`

    trusting you're all good and well with optimism for a better year. ok, so that bar is pretty low but any improvements would be great.

    off to kneading....

    be well loves!
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    Re: January 02 2022

    MAE ALL…

    Weather forecast was correct, went all the way up to 0C/32F so popped out for more supplies. Unfortunately so did everyone else. With all the melting elements the road crews put down and the sunny, warm, windy weather everything turned into slush. Almost as tricky as driving on ice. Temps are dropping to -28C/-18F overnight so all that frozen slush could be interesting tomorrow. Glad I don’t have to go into work till Tuesday. Deepfreeze is back as our highs next week will be -23C/-9F.

    Lav…you’re right, enough is enough. Onward and upward. It’s nice to do Christmas but it’s also nice to have it all paced up. Hope you get over the damp & drizzly soon, at least some sun maybe. Wish I was there for your pork & sauerkraut but didn’t get an invite. LOL So not one of those who turn the lights out when leaving the room eh?

    TG…our winds picked up here last night, actually woke me up at one point. Nothing like Colorado got, wow. Glad you went to dinner and that it was good. I remember when you were nervous about your instant pot, now look at you. Between you and Lav I’m rethinking getting one.

    Techie…Happy New Year to you.

    Mick…you’ve always got something on the go. How is it you can garden in January? We’re lucky if we can start by June! Good luck with your plans for the birds and bees. I think it’s a good plan to continue to not watch the news. Didn’t do the tenderloin but it’s on the menu.

    Det…so good to see you. I thought things were going better with girly. If I read your post correctly she’s not living with you guys anymore? Remember, concentrate on the things you can change not the ones you can’t. Sounds like you enjoyed NY Eve. What a great idea, a masquerade ball! Wow, 2am, I’m impressed. Good luck with the sourdough, something I have no interest in. LOL

    Always thinking of the rest of the gang. Have a good night all….PPQP

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    Re: January 02 2022

    Greetings friends,

    After enjoying a high of 63 degrees today we are supposed to have measurable snow starting overnight - whiplash weather, honestly, Lol
    Popped a turkey meatloaf in the oven so thereís leftover, yay.

    Mick, Iíve lost track of the number of nesting boxes we have around the yard. Added one for owls last month too. Between the nesting boxes, several feeders & a water source you will attract plenty of birds. The bees & butterflies love the brightly colored annuals so plant a lot
    The family is better, son has returned to work & the boys should be returning to their germ ridden schools tomorrow. Weíll see though, if thereís enough snow school will be cancelled.

    Det, good to see you & hope you have a good 2022!
    The bread kit sounds cool, hope you enjoy the process. Iíll be getting another sourdough loaf together myself tomorrow, yum. I hope the teenager pulls her sh*t together soon.

    Cyn, glad to hear you are enjoying the company of your family. I think itís great that they include you in their plans. If you can go out & do things safely then you certainly should
    All I need to do is get rid of the last of the cough that came with this viral thing then Iíll be really good. I hope you get some good news on the apartment soon.

    PQ, hope your head is sticking up over the snow, Brrr. Good luck getting back to work!

    Pauly, hello to you.
    Sam, PIe, QW, Techie & everyone - sending hellos!

    Have a nice night all!
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    Re: January 02 2022

    Mae all -

    Thanks once again for the poetry, Mick! The garden plans sound great. I'm with you on watching the news... if there's ever something important, I usually hear about it in time. Enjoy the snow - hoping it just adds some pretty pleasure.

    Det, so good to see you and know that you are okay. Yes, ignore the news and any teenagers... not worth the effort. Congrats on the sourdough starter... I hope it all turns out well... sounds delish. Great to hear from you -

    Pauly, hoping all is well for you - happy 2022...

    PPQ, goodness, what "whiplash" weather. We had subzero today, but it will climb out tomorrow. Do you have Monday off? Hope so. But whenever, hoping that work goes well... mind the frozen slush!

    Lav, it sounds like you are ready for the spring garden catalogs to arrive! Your yard sounds like a haven. How did The Girls do over the holiday? Still happy in their home? Glad to hear that your son and grandsons are better, whew, that was a crazy holiday. Good luck with your cough...

    Techie, thanks for the good wishes - sending the same to you for the New Year.

    QW and anyone else stopping by, wishing all well -- cheers -

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    hiya all how are we today then? Hope all is well with you all. Snow didn't last long yesterday ,turned to rain .today has been a lazy ish day ,done some jobs ,but its like one of those days where it seems you haven't done much. Oh well ...been playing about with the cooker on the van, one of the jets is blocked so I need to clean it through .We booked a site to go to for Christmas ,a place called Castleton in the Peaks ,Julie booked it about 2 weeks ago ....she checked this morning ...it is fully booked already ...


    hiya teegee how are you today then? All good hopefully .Snow has gone ,bit wet to be out in the garden, but will probably get out tomorrow. Take care .

    hiya Det great to see you matey .been out a couple of times detecting, got that nice Roman brooch.as for trips out ...next one is to the steam gala in February .glad you came through the silly season unscathed ..as for teenager attitudes ..been there done it t shirt is worn out..ignore the attitude mate. Hard at times I know .

    hiya Lav ,like a bat out of hell when the morning comes ..meatloaf ...no? ok coat has been got. how's your weather ?did you get the snow? Glad the binlids (kids)are all ok ..Ive got a wildlife camera Ive never set up I might put it out ...yes I definitely want a lot of colour in the garden this year..I cant put anything in pots ,the munchers on legs will have them .I've got to jet wash the greenhouse floor too ...you take care .

    this is our forecast from tomorrow....oops

    A cold weather alert is in place for most of northern England, with severe icy conditions and potentially heavy snow from midnight on Tuesday into lunchtime on Thursday.

    hiya ppqp..how you then? Your weather sounds pretty rubbish too. The seasons have gone a bit daft ,plats are growing when they should be in hibernation. I'm taking out the weeds, and dead growth, I was thinking of putting fruit trees along the back, but when the good weather comes the horses would have them .Go on ,treat yourself to an instant pot ...think of it ..you could turn a task into a hobby ...culinary experimentation .


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    CHILDHOOD IS LIKE BEING DRUNK.EVERYONE REMEMBERS WHAT YOU DID,EXCEPT YOU.

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    Re: January 02 2022

    Greetings friends,

    We just had a light coating of snow, no big deal. The coastal spots like Atlantic City had 10” & flooding in the streets, bad for them.

    Cyn, the garden catalogs are starting to arrive. I can’t look at them too soon or I’ll go crazy, haha! The chickens did fine over the holidays & the younger group doesn’t seem to mind being out in the cold. The old girls pretty much stayed in all day. As soon as the last of this cough disappears I will rejoin the world. I just don’t want to scare people if you know what I mean.

    Mick, I did a few small things today & have a loaf of sourdough bread dough resting in the fridge overnight & will bake tomorrow. I feel like I didn’t do much of anything either. I think all the pre-holiday busyness throws me off center or something. It’s actually OK if I spend a whole day doing nothing & I keep forgetting that Lol

    Hello to Det, Pauly. PQ, Sam & Pie. Hope everyone is OK.

    Have a nice night everyone!

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    Re: January 02 2022

    Mae all -

    Quick note from me, as it is late (for me) and I've had a day... trying to deal with technology that is not cooperating, trying to collect banking information so that I can apply for apartments, nothing is downloading as it should, pretty frustrating in all, but I did manage to get my eyes checked, and they are in really good shape, so I am grateful.

    Mick, I'm sure you found some jobs to do! Did you really mean you booked for next Christmas already? Wow. The place has an enchanting name --

    Lav, yes, please give yourself time to heal. I find I am not too good at relaxing (though I had to take a little nap when I came in from all my errands in the cold... ��. ) I'm sure the sourdough will be wonderful...

    PQ, hoping that your time back at work is okay. Stay warm'

    Pauly, hope all is okay at your shop.

    Det - would love to hear what you are cooking these days...

    Hello to all stopping by - new moon magic is upon us!

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    Hello everyone and how are we today then? Hope everyone is well. we are promised heavy snow tonight that is supposed to last through till Thursday, at the moment it is very cold far too cold for snow I think but then again I don't get paid vasts amount of money to project the weather! My weather forecasting is All Around stone is wet it rains stone blows it's windy if the pain cones are open then it is going to be dry if the cows are under the tree it is going to be stormy what more you need? I did a bit more in the garden this afternoon getting the Old roots out and breaking the Ground Up. With my two assistants who were willing to eat it all

    Hiya lav how are you today then? Hope all is well over there. I am similar in nature to you without a doubt I have to remind myself that it is ok to do nothing, but somehow that does not agree with me. I guess it is just my nature nevermind the catalogues I've been looking out out the seeds I had stashed away in the garage a good few of them will be getting used this year if they they germinate. Hope you have a great day

    Hiya teegee and how are you today then? Yes we have already booked for next Christmas in fact we have quite a few breaks booked already throughout the year. This staycation business has certainly taken off over here with a Vengeance. I was talking to my friend this morning he owns a motorhome business, and he cannot get enough of them to sell glad your eyes are ok that's the main thing. Take care have a great day

    Hiya everyone else wherever you are hope everyone is ok
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    Re: January 02 2022

    Greetings friends,

    Made a quick trip to the stores for some necessities like cough syrup & fresh spinach for my pot of soup, haha.
    The sourdough baked up nicely & had some with the Tuscan White Bean soup I made, yum . Another snowstorm is predicted for Friday, I think winter has officially arrived here.

    Cyn, relaxing is hard to do when your mind is telling you about the 100 things you should be doing, Lol. I am better about it now though than I used to be when I was younger.
    Good news on the eye exam, i need to go soon myself. Are you working with a rental agent? Maybe they have better internet in their office 7 could get those downloads for you. Good luck!

    Mick, sounds like we have similar weather patterns going. I’m just so grateful I don’t have to be out on the roads before dawn anymore & driving with my fingers crossed, you know?
    I just like a lot of color around the yard, don’t need expensive & fancy plants. I like being able to buy large packages of seeds from American Meadows online. They have suggestions on what will grow best in your particular area, waytoo soon to get excited about that yet, haha!

    PQ, are you OK?

    Hello to Pauly & Det, Sam & Pie & everyone stopping by.
    Have a goood night all.

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