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Went to the doctor this morning about my no longer broken shoulder.  Apparently it’s all healed, but the huge calcium deposit in the tendon is causing more pain than the break.  My choices were a cortisone shot or surgery.  Well, you know how well surgery has worked for me so far.  I took the shot.  I still can’t lift the arm without pain, but I”m not getting the shooting pain down my arm.  I know there were some pain killers in with the cortisone.  We’ll see what happens when they wear off.


I’m a BzzAgent.  It’s pretty cool.  I get to try products and review them, give feedback, and often get coupons to share with friends.  I just joined a campain for Ristorante Pizza by Dr Oetker.  They look totally yummy.  I”ll keep you posted when I try them.

If you’re interested in signing up, let me know and I’ll get you an invite.


Bath & Body Works – Coupon For 20% Off Any Purchase
Print your coupon to receive 20% off any purchase at Bath & Body Works. This coupon expires on January 29, 2012.


Got this from Brad’s Deals.

All 2012 Calendars $3 Shipped

Get these 2012 Calendars for $2.99 at GoHastings.com. Plus, shipping is free! Some best bets are the Mary Engelbreit Hats Off Engagements Calendar (pictured), which drops from $15.99 to $2.99 shipped, or the Audubon 365 Songbirds Calendar, which drops from $9 to $2.99 shipped! This is the lowest price we could find for these calendars. Sales tax is charged in states with GoHastings retail locations.


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Okay, my life couldn’t get any stranger. Just got a call from my lawyer that they were being sent a contract on the co-op. I didn’t even know my bid was accepted. I don’t know how they knew who my lawyer is, and Big Brother IS watching. Crazy, crazy, cxrazy! I told the lawyer I didn’t even have an answer on the condo yet. YIKES!  Just heard from real estate agent who learned about this after I did, and is telling me I have to put down deposit immediately.  Sorry, not till I get the other back.  I’m feeling very stressed.  If Wells Fargo accepts my terms on the condo, what do I do?  I don’t even know if the heat and air conditioning work in the co-op, or, if we’ll be accepted by the Board.  What am I getting myself into???  Another call from lawyer.  Real Estate agent called her and told her I was definitely taking the co-op.  Did I say that?  When?

My daughter’s quote of the day is,

“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” – Joseph Chilton Pearce

How does one lose fear?


I do love the scent of Downy.

We wanted to let you know about something exciting we have planned for next week. On Monday 6/20 at 4pm Eastern Time and Thursday 6/23 at 11am Eastern Time we’ll be giving away 6 load size bottles of Ultra Downy April Fresh! That’s right free stuff. We only have 2579 samples each day so good luck!

Source: social.downy.com

“Like” Downy for your chance at our giveaways!


 If you don’t have prescription coverage, this can be a major help, and most of the pharmacy chains take it.  You get up to 75% off prescxription drugs.  You can print a card immediately, and they’ll send you a plaastic card if you fill in your mailing address after printing.  Thanks James.

Pharmacy Discount Network | Save up to 75% on medication you use every day.



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I finally accomplished something.  I bought a car Saturday, in fact, an suv.  It’s used, but should be around a long time.  A 2008 Subaru Forester, dark gray with light gray seats.  It’s a lot of car, but supposedly the cleanest running non-hybrid on the road.  I won’t have it till mid-week.  Excited but nervous.  It’s a long term committment.  Don’t know if I was emotionally ready to take on another one of those.

Sunday Hubby and I treked into the City to see a show my daughter was in.  Her rugged, masculine, self important self played the King.  Have you ever seen my daughter?  Type casting for sure.  Is this not King material???


Every day James, whom we love, of JustFreeStuff.com, posts a useless fact of the day.  I had to share today’s.

Here’s your (not so) totally useless fact of the day:

Per a British medical journal report, the fungi that feed on old paper may be mildly hallucinogenic, and the “fungal hallucinogens” may cause an “enhancement of enlightenment” in readers. The source of creative inspiration for many great authors through history may have been a quick sniff of moldy books, causing them to get high.

See, some things you just can’t get with a kindle.


Being a bird and cat person, I just loved this.  It’s from Nancy at the Stony Brook Cat Network.



 This program from GAOTD looks like a real good one, particulary if you use your computer for business.  I”m not sue what I’d use it for (sort out games?), but I downloaded and will check it out.  It got really good reviews, and is rather pricy if you have to pay for it.

Giveaway of the Day – free licensed software daily. RoboTask 4.4 – RoboTask enables you to automate any combination of tasks …


You can fill out this form for a free container of Yoplait.

 Yoplait Original Style Yogurt – Get Your Free Cup Of Yogurt


Free Dove samples for men.  (scroll down a bit on left).  Walmart always sends their samples quickly.

Walmart.com – Dove Men+Care

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Okay, Hubby worked overtime, till 10:30 last night.  Didn’t get home till almost midnight.  Why?  The car wouldn’t go over 10mph.  Oy!  I called the dealer to see if the Tucson we were looking at was still available,and it was gone.  I was hoping  to send Hubby in with a check tomorrow to pick it up.  Oh well.  Gotta find something fast.   Just spoke to Hubby, it drove pretty well going to work today.  He put vaseline around the gas cap, which may have been the cause of the problem.  Meanwhile, I’ll step up my hunt


I know your home smells lovely, but sometimes scents are just because you like them.



I know I’m the only one left using AOL (I hate change), but found these idea there.  Some are pretty good.

What to Do With the Extras

If you cook a lot — or even a little — chances are you’ve got a bit of this and some of that hanging out in your fridge. Don’t waste it and certainly don’t go shopping for new groceries; you’ve probably got all the basics of a really great meal already on hand. Here’s how to make smart use of all those little bits and pieces.


Mashed Potatoes
Extra taters make great soup. Thin the mashed potatoes with milk, cream or broth and garnish with thinly sliced scallions.
You can also make fabulous fritters. Add flour and an egg to bind the mixture, fold in some diced ham (or lots of onion) and shape it into patties. Dredge in bread crumbs or flour and sauté.


Don’t throw away that smidge of mustard left in the jar. Add some oil and vinegar and make vinaigrette by just shaking it up right in the jar. Or stir in a little bit of jam — ideally apricot, or a red-currant jelly — and use the mixture as a glaze for pork or chicken.


Of course you can slice it and freeze it for morning toast, but there’s lots more to do. Make bread crumbs by pulsing the bread in a food processor or make a batch of croutons. Just cut the bread up into chunks, toss with olive oil and a little salt and sauté in a pan or toast in a 400 degree oven. It’s also great for crunchy crostini.

Brown Sugar

Don’t throw out that hardened brown sugar. Put a couple of slices of apple in the container and seal it up. In a day or two it will be supple and ready to use. You can generally trade about half the amount of granulated sugar for brown sugar in baked goods like brownies and some cakes and cookies.


Until dairies figure out they should be packing buttermilk in half pint containers, you’ll probably have leftovers. Don’t despair — swap in buttermilk for regular milk in pancakes by adding a little baking soda and decreasing the baking powder by a drop. Use it for marinating chicken for fried chicken — it both tenderizes and gives a little tang. Or try it in a salad dressing with a small amount of oil.

Coconut Milk

Luckily it now comes in smaller cans but if you’ve got leftovers, stir it up and freeze in ice cube trays for use in drinks and soups later. To use it right away, substitute coconut milk for some or all of the water when you make rice. Substitute it for butter to finish a sauce or stir a little into some broth along with cooked pasta and garnish with peanuts.


Cooked Meat
Chop some of that leftover stew meat and any extra vegetables and make them into a pasta sauce. Add a little broth, butter, and Parmesan, toss with hot cooked pasta and you’ve got an instant meal. Cooked meat also makes a great filling for tacos, a topping for a pizza, or it can even be folded into an omelet. Got extra meatloaf? Break it into small pieces and stir them into tomato sauce for a quick meat sauce.

Who hasn’t cooked up enough rice to feed an army when it’s just you and a couple of friends? Fried rice puts leftovers to delicious use and actually works better with cold cooked rice.

Don’t want to break out the wok? Mix the cooked rice with a little egg, some Fontina or your favorite cheese, add some seasonings and make rice cakes. Cook them in a little olive oil and you’ve got a vegetarian dinner.

Tomato Paste
When you get down to just a couple of tablespoons in that can of tomato paste, transfer it in ice cube trays and freeze. You’ll have it on hand for stirring into soups and stews for extra body or to thin with a little water for those times when you only need a little bit of tomato in something. Or if you find yourself without ketchup for those burgers, mix the tomato paste with a little vinegar and honey and you’re good to go.

Flour Tortillas
Have half a package of tortillas languishing in your fridge from taco night? Pop them into the freezer so they don’t spoil — use them for savory or dessert pizzas. Place the tortillas on a baking sheet, brush with a little oil and crisp them in the oven. Then scatter cheese, cooked vegetables or meat on top and make an individual pizza. For dessert, brush with butter and brown sugar and top with thinly sliced plums, bananas or peaches and bake.


I’m th inking these would have been good to own during all the snow, but I’m also thinking we’re done with snow for this year.  (I hope, I hope).  They seem to be a real good buy in olive and barley.


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