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It's nice to know I am not the only one with a cookie problem!

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my son just dropped in . he brought me some lindt chocolates. i've got to stop. i can eat the whole pk. of those.

he changed the easy chairs around so my best one could be in the corner where i like to sit and read. the other he's going to take for himself. don't know how i ended up with 3 i think andrew had one.

i loaded his car with food while he was at that. he's gone back to the woods now and likely wont move until monday morning at which time he promised his friend he would lay a floor for him. i locked the door after him and i don't plan on going out myself. most everything is locked down here anyway! have a wonderful christmas everyone! ~Georgia
 

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I don't think I have ever cooked so much at Christmas. Three of my granddaughters have been here since Friday. We have cooked cookies, candies, cake, pecan pie bars, a broccoli salad, spinach dip, breakfast casserole, 3 kinds of soup and more.

I made peanut patties for the first time. One of my granddaughters was stirring the peanut mixture in the pot when another granddaughter walked in and asked if we were cooking beans? So now we call them bean patties.

I got Anne of Green Gables audio to listen to with the girls while we travel around town and to the city. Nova Scotia sounds so beautiful. I would love to travel there.

Merry Christmas to all and hopefully a better New Year!
 

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I am only about 50 miles away ya know
 

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i ordered a gift for myself. a Calendar. something like 4 years i've been following this guys blog. he moved to Ireland. bought an old run down house and is in the process of setting up a homestead.

it's amazing what he has done with the gardens in such a short time. this is his first year for the Calendar. all pics of his place. already sold out 1 printing. it's 40 dollars but it's helping to support his efforts to start renovating the old place and he gives us so much pleasure. ~Georgia
 

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i ordered a gift for myself. a Calendar. something like 4 years i've been following this guys blog. he moved to Ireland. bought an old run down house and is in the process of setting up a homestead.

it's amazing what he has done with the gardens in such a short time. this is his first year for the Calendar. all pics of his place. already sold out 1 printing. it's 40 dollars but it's helping to support his efforts to start renovating the old place and he gives us so much pleasure. ~Georgia
Do you have a link to the website?
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just type in Mossy Bottom youtube. it will all come up and you can click on whatever is interesting to you.
 

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oh i forgot he does host a couple people at a time called workaway who help with the chores and gain experience. myself i find it fascinating.
 

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i guess i could call this a christmas present for me. i have new neighbors and they are limbing out the oak that is towering above my house and has been the bain of my existence forever it seems. i haven't been able to use my back property because of acorns and falling limbs. lets hope they take the most of them that are on my side. the last pic is my shed and one limb just dropped behind. it's very interesting also to watch. we have to have professionals do it in the city. ~Georgia ok the first one is my shed. last one is through the screen and blurry. it was hard to get because he was so far above and i had to lean over the counter.
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I've been known to pull out a chair so I can watch in comfort when tree trimmers are around. :) A few weeks ago they were cutting a large tree down a block away, so I sat on the back porch to watch them. Always amazing what they do and how they do it!

I had my neighbor's tree trimmed several years ago. Part hung over my back yard and limbs brushed the top of the garage, tearing roof up, plus there were a LOT of dead branches and limbs that kept falling, or were ABOUT to fall. Kinda dangerous and definitely irritating. I let them know I was having it done, and why, and the trimmers showed up when they said, did an excellent job and great clean up. A couple years after, it seemed like almost a new tree, invigorated and looking MUCH younger!

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I'm going to buy a wall calendar . Probably going to get it at TSC. Got Blue Heeler last year. Don't know what I'll get this time. Ready to start 2021
When i got home from my vet with the new dog Saturday the 26th , I jokingly told GF I bought us , my mother and neighbor 2021 cowboy painting printsl calendars from our vet for $300 since when both of us have been out there for services during the past few months because of their virus distancing curbside call in for the dog's primary vet techs who know them to escort them in before holding them as our vet does his work., while our dogs were treated, no calendars were handed out

She really laughed when i said he charged a lot for the calendars to cover his waiting room expansion, but as a day late Christmas present. he gave me a free after hours first exam of my new dog in a variation o the old trucker joke of Mack dealers charging them $170,000 or more for a bulldog hat pin but to ease the shock , the dealer gave them a free tractor and trailer and put the hat pin on easy payments as long as they keep their free truck rolling for about a million miles :)

My vet being a farm vet has given out the calendars with the Robert E. Kerby painting prints and each year, i collect the old ones from my close circle of family and friends to trim the area where they are on the spiral wire and the hang hole. make a frame from limbs I cut and use a glass cutter to cut frame glass from window glass scrap pieces I get from my maintenance man and neighbor who is also a carpenter.

Even letting the old calendar donors have their pick of framed prints for free, I still have 20 to 40 to sell for $5 at the flea market with my cut brush $10 bird houses. When I sell them I make sure the buyer understands that it is a print from a calendar in a handmade wood frame with hand cut glass and backed with scrap cardboard as building them and the bird houses is one of my retirement hobbies while cleaning up around my yard and selling some of them helps me control my home clutter and gives me some money to buy my dogs new squeaky toys without affecting my budget.
 
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