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Thursday, January 18, 2007

I Love Winter Clearance Sales, and Time to "Force" Daffodil Bulbs

Wednesday, January 17, 2007.

I was sicker than the proverbial dog yesterday and am rather fey again this morning. But... I've got Cabin Fever PLUS Younkers is having a big clearance sale today. Younkers winter clearance sale = more flannel pajamas = I must get out and go shopping, come hell or high germ counts!

Also, I found a great link on how to force flower bulbs. It is at http://www.savvygardener.com/Features/forcing_bulbs.html

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In CFS news, I am back onto taking magnesium, calcium, and zinc - just in smaller doses. Hopefully, over the next six weeks I will get somewhat better.

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In migraine news: I got the idea to try the herb Feverfew again (with my internist's approval, no less!) and it is working for me! Feverfew has staved off at least three migraines in the past 11-12 days. YES!!!!!!!!

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My dad is up now. I've been up since 11:30 p.m., studying, crocheting, organizing my desks (yes, I have two desks in my room; one is a computer desk, and the other is my Nani's cherry wood writing desk, complete with cubbyholes, etc.). I think I will wash lettuce and get tonight's salad ready before he gets out to the kitchen for breakfast. After Daddy eats breakfast, I think I will make Oatmeal Bread in the bread machine again.

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Speaking of bread machines: As some of you might remember, last year my Oster bread machine had a tussle with a the dough for 100% whole wheat bread. It literally flew off the kitchen countertop (Holy Flying Bread Machines, Batman!!) and broke into 3 major sections on the kitchen floor. It still works mostly good, but the top doesn't close 100% tightly. It is still baking great bread, but the OCD perfectionist in me is obsessing that my bread machine doesn't look perfect anymore. It's kind of like when my dad bought a brand new car and then someone "dinged" it with a shopping cart in the mall parking lot a number of years ago.

Anyway, my dad will soon ask me what I want for Valentine's Day, and I don't know whether to ask for a new bread machine or not. I'll just have to pray about this. My gut reaction is to love my old Oster.

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In crochet and knitting news: I have decided that I will participate in our church's Shawl Ministry. Do any of you knit or crochet shawls for your church's shawl ministry?

Happy Wednesday!

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