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Daily Post: Five Posts to Write Right Now

at the Daily Post asked: Have you spent too long staring at a blank screen? Here are five post ideas to jump start your blogging.


3. An ode to an object.

ok, I never and I do mean NEVER thought I would own a food processor. Its just one gadget taking up space somewhere.  I have an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ mentality about most things so its has to be out and in sight.

I had, not long before, gotten a stand mixer and found it to be very useful so I was inclined to think twice before saying no when I was offered an old (read 10 years + and listed as vintage) Hamilton Beach.  I know this is a decent brand so I said ‘What the hay..’.

OMG people! I shredded the infamous 2lb brick of cheddar in like 5 min. You know the brick… the that you are guaranteed to wrap your knuckles on the grater plane because your arm gets tired about 3/4lb into it.

This is AMAZING! Now you might be saying to yourself ‘She’s stoned. She could that with the right attachment on her stand mixer’. You’d be right. I could, but not the hummas I did the other day as well as bread crumbs, salsa, chutney, and pesto.

So if you ever get the chance you use one, do it.  If you have one already… get it out and make something.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Community

The Weekly Photo Challange:

I was actually thinking on this while I was getting Christmas supplies out of the apartment complexes storage area.  I had taken all the boxes down to the community room and  helped several of the residents to empty them and decide what should go where.  It was so refreshing.  I did most of the decorating last year as our main decorators where in hospital at the time.  The both of them fine by the way and had a great time this year jazzing the place up.

Ccommunity Room Tree

Community Room Tree

As I was leaving to the room to go do something, I stopped and just listened to them laughing and having a good time.  One was futzing with the DVD payer to watch a holiday movie while they worked and one was humming to herself as she dressed the tree and still a third was hanging up stuff on the walls and table tops.  So I did what I can do fairly well.  I made brownies and fed them.

Mylar Ornament

Mylar Ornament

After the tree was decorated I happened to notice a small and well worn ornament on a lower  limb.  This is ornament is made out of a mylar type material and shaped into small cones.  These cones as you can see are silver on the outside and colored on the inside.   This is one of two remaining ornaments like this.  They were my mothers and she had got them from a family member when I was a child and are at least 30 years old.  This one was donated to the community room ornaments after she died in 2008.  I have the other one.

This is just one of several reminders of past residents, property managers, coordinators and the maintenance people that make up our community here.  Even when they have left our lives they are still a part of our hearts and are not to be forgotten.

Thursday is our building ‘Holiday Potluck’ with all the trimmings.  I’m glad I’m part of this community.


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Daily Post: A Source of Anxiety

Write about a noise — or even a silence — that won’t go away. (We’ll let you interpret this in different ways…)

Annual inspections.  Yup that is the one.  A Source of Anxiety!

I live in public housing and as such I am required to have an annual inspection of my home to make sure I am abiding by the rules and regulations.  Ok, I’m cool with that.  However when inspection time comes around, I start to stress and wig and OMG!

What makes this really funny is that I have lived in this building for 13 years at Christmas! 13!  13 annual inspections I have passed. 13 yeas of little changes I have been asked to do and I have done.  13 years and 6 Property Managers with out incident. And the cherry on top?  I took a job working in my complex 3 years ago.  Why does this still nerve me? *shrug*

My current AI is Thursday…. OMG!


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Travel theme: Sky

Travel Theme: Sky

I’m not really sure that these images even need words, but they were all taken on my travels.  I had the opportunity to go to Ocean Shores, WA and Newport, OR last year.  I had not been to the Oregon coast before and the scenery was amazing.


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Thanksgiving. Thanks for Giving.

Today was a great day. I went and spent it with my extended family. I helped cook some of the food and I did cook some Banana Bread and Banana Muffins. But there was lots of other food as well.

I had a wonderful time to just catch up as I had not had more than a few hours with them for a few weeks. There were 9 of us at dinner time. Thank you family, for being my family.

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