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The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Sequel
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Totally plan B. Sounds wonderful!!!

My 5 year plan... Max-get him to middle school advancing 1 grade per year, finishing each year at least at grade level. Madeleine-survive puberty.

1 year plan-move in with the Captain. Live happily ever after ;)

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1 year plan-move in with the Captain. Live happily ever after ;)

Hm, dunno, do you really want to do that happily ever after part? :P

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My five year plan is to come up with a five year plan...

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My five-year plan is to make it through the next five years :rolleyes:

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My five-year plan: Stay alive. Don't wind up in jail.

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My five-year plan: Stay alive. Don't wind up in jail.

YES Indeed Bunny!

My five year plan is finding cholesteral and blood pressure meds that makes me feel "GOOD". Still not a happy camper! Feel free to PM me suggestions.... :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:

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My five year plan is finding cholesteral and blood pressure meds that make me feel "GOOD".

Hmm, you're asking quite a bit there, lady ;) Better call on your good fairies for help, I'd say. Course, you could always say that valium improves your blood pressure (probably does!)

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Yes... and working with fairies but it's frustrating.

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Yes... and working with fairies but it's frustrating.

:)

I am trying not to laugh so Hub doesn't ask what is so funny!

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Five year plans?? Dear gawd.... . :unsure: .. .. ...I have trouble planning my day.

I admire so much people who do this....actively map out where they want to be in a set time.

I'm so lucky, and life is currently so great for me, that I guess it's just full steam ahead, trying to keep this fabulous status quo going.

Forty Year Plan: Continuing to keep any and all diabetes complications completely at bay. This has been my life plan for many years, but it's nice to actually see it written out...

Man, it ain't sailing around the globe..... :( . . .. . ....perhaps I could add this to the plan. Not an easily do-able combination, I fear -- very tough to perform constant blood tests and insulin injections during the famous South Pacific swells....I'd be jabbin' everything BUT me arm or leg........ . :rolleyes:

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A 5 year plan? Hmmm.

I found my first grey hair on 12/21/2012.

My son is 13. So for the next 5 years I will be busy raising a young man to adulthood.

My daughter is 10. So I am raising a young woman. (These are considered the toughest years for a female.)

Trying to stay healthy. Keep up with the husband and kids. Knit some stuff for fun and gifts. (Looking in to "prayer shawl" or "Operation Linus" I think it adds some mystery to knitting. I'm going to try a special little shrug sweater that is for mastectomy recovery, haven't found the right yarn yet.)

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5 years, hmmm.

Getting 2 small children going through school, seeing if I can rebuild my health to get back to part time work. I would love to take a 6 month sabbatical when the kids are old enough to appreciate it, and travel as a family. I''ll be sure to pop by if I am passing :

Edited to add, mommida, the shawls and blankets are such a lovely idea x

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I have to admit I am intrigued by the prayer shawl. I bought a clearance Prayer Shawl book, because the patterns looked soo easy. I did not expect the personal stories would be so interesting. The story on page 59 caught my interest. A wounded soldier at Walter Reed was asked what he had wrapped around him. He said he didn't know, someone just gave it to him. He likes it because it keeps him warm. He then added a confession to the monk, he hears praying voices when he wears it.

Even if I only make 1 a year, I think it will be worth it.

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Hm, dunno, do you really want to do that happily ever after part? :P

I think I'll take my chances ;):P

In 10 years Max, God willing, will graduate from high school and then other than an occasional birthday party, wedding, etc. here and there, there will be NO reason to have to speak with or deal with Jesse. THAT, my friends, will be a big part of that happily ever after!! :D

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A wounded soldier at Walter Reed was asked what he had wrapped around him. He said he didn't know, someone just gave it to him. He likes it because it keeps him warm. He then added a confession to the monk, he hears praying voices when he wears it.

Even if I only make 1 a year, I think it will be worth it.

Makes me want to make at least one. Gives me the shivers - I might need it meself ;)

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I just made my first batch of paleo bagels!!!!!!

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I just made my first batch of paleo bagels!!!!!!

I am intrigued ! What did you use for flour?

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You peeps wif kids is nutz! Didn't none a'yas read the instruction manual BEFORE assembly? Crazy hard work involved. :ph34r: :ph34r:

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I am intrigued ! What did you use for flour?

Coconut, since I cannot have almonds because they make me drowsy. I think it was 55 grams of coconut for 2 cups of egg whites - plus some salt, baking powder, xantan and psyllium... You get six 6-inch bagels. The texture is a bit odd if you are looking for a chewy, dense bagel, but I am not fan of chewiness, so I appreciate their crunchy, golden crust and airy inside. Yum!

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BC--thanks! (I can access the board now from my computer, but have problems posting after a quote :blink: ) Even now, I can't "return" to form paragraphs, but I digress :D I'm the opposite of you--allergic to coconut, but eat loads of almond. Since I also prefer light, crispy bagels (like Udi's), I bet I'd like those--will try with almond flour :) .

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Glad to help :) I think you will have to play around a bit with the proportions: coconut is high in fibre and absorbs a lot of moisture, so it requires more egg than almond flour.

I simply poured the mixture in my donut pan. I know that's not how you make bagels, and I used to make-boil-and-bake my own back in the days, but I personally don't think I could make a coconut batter that would be good for boiling.

Let me know how it goes!

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Didn't none a'yas read the instruction manual BEFORE assembly? :ph34r: :ph34r:

Mine was written in Chinese!

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I'm way behind on posts. Still thinking about my five year plan and responding to the posts I haven't read. The party was beyond my expectations (except I wish it was nearer to some psillies- I'm determined to start meeting my dear forum friends). It wiped me out for a week because, as usual, i OVERDID IT (big surprise). hey, I was celebrating two special birthdays (3) and my living! Didn't cost quite as much as i expected so we can throw Tony a nice party with his friends at Brown for his official 21st. He only had 3 friends at the party but he more than made up for quantity with quality. These friends either waited a week to go back to school (the theater major parlayed it into an assignment) and the other 2 drove back from school.

Anyway, since thee isn't a set psillie group email and i don't have everyone's I wanted to share this with everyone in case I didn't have your email to send it to:

I've learned....That

the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.

I've learned....

That I wish I could have told my Mom that I love her one more time

before she passed away.

I've learned....
That

when you're in love, it shows.

I've learned....
That

just one person saying to me, 'You've made

my day!' makes my day.

I've learned....

That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most

peaceful feelings in the world.

I've learned....

That being kind is more important than being right

I've learned
...

That you should never say no to a gift from a child.

I've learned....

That I can always pray for someone when I don't have the strength to

help him in some other way.

I've
learned....

That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone

needs a friend to act goofy with.

I've learned....

That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to

understand.

I've learned
....

That simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights

when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult.

I've learned....

That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the

end, the faster it goes.

I've learned...

That we should be glad God doesn't give us everything we ask for.

I've learned....

That money doesn't buy class.

I've learned....

That it's those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.

I
've
learned...

That under everyone's hard shell is someone who wants to be

appreciated and loved.

I've learned....

That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.

I've learned....

That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that

person continue to hurt you.

I've learned....

That love, not time, heals all wounds.

I've learned....

That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself

with people smarter than I am

I've learned....

That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.

I've learned..

That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.

I've learned...

That life is tough, but I'm tougher.

I've learned....

That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you

miss.

I've learned....

That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.

I've learned....

That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow

you
may have to eat them.

I've learned....

That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

I've learned....

That when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his

little fist, you're hooked for life
.

I've learned
....

That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the

happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.

I've learned
....

That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.

YOU ARE MY FRIEND, AND I AM HONORED
!

I miss you all!

Love,

Loey

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YOU ARE MY FRIEND, AND I AM HONORED
!

Me too!!

Hugs and health to you sweet LoLo!

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Me too!!

Hugs and health to you sweet LoLo!

Ditto!
:)
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