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Old November 15 2012, 12:20 PM   #136
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I get what you're saying teacake, but there's no way in hell I'd ever stop ironing. I'm way too fussy about laundry for that. Besides, ironing is a great time to listen to an audio book, a good radio programme or just natter with my kids. The rest of the house can go to pot, mind.

What I've cut down on over the years is watching television. Not being glued to the telly has given me much more free time to get on with other things. If I want to watch something I'll put on a DVD.
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Old November 15 2012, 09:04 PM   #137
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If I'm allowed my second recommendation now, it'd be to never disregard the idea that useful and even life-changing advice can come from people you only know online, at a remove. In other words, this sort of thing isn't just to make us feel momentarily a bit brighter (though that always helps), it can have real significance. On a related note, this is a good place (seeing as it's her thread) to thank Kestra for some advice she gave me recently regarding useful reading material, which has arrived and is already helping me greatly.
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Old November 15 2012, 09:18 PM   #138
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If I'm allowed my second recommendation now, it'd be to never disregard the idea that useful and even life-changing advice can come from people you only know online, at a remove. In other words, this sort of thing isn't just to make us feel momentarily a bit brighter (thought that always helps), it can have real significance. On a related note, this is a good place (seeing as it's her thread) to thank Kestra for some advice she gave me recently regarding useful reading material, which has arrived and is already helping me greatly.
Oh good, I'm glad you're finding it useful! A lot of people are reluctant to believe that a book could help them (and obviously you need to do other things), but it seemed relevant to your situation and concerns.
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Old November 15 2012, 09:31 PM   #139
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I get what you're saying teacake, but there's no way in hell I'd ever stop ironing. I'm way too fussy about laundry for that. Besides, ironing is a great time to listen to an audio book, a good radio programme or just natter with my kids. The rest of the house can go to pot, mind.
That's another good point, if doing something mindless inject something else into it.
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Old November 15 2012, 10:28 PM   #140
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Cracking eggs in a separate bowl individually in case one is off[/B]: So you spend how many days of your life if you're a regular baker washing out that extra bowl? And how many times was an egg off, not even once a year. Maybe not even once every five years. Okay so maybe ONCE in your entire life you destroyed a cake because you dumped an off smelling egg into it and you had to throw the whole thing out, isn't this worth the days of your life you got back when you threw your hyper-vigilance out the window?
The only time I crack eggs into a bowl separately is when I'm separating them for meringue or chiffon cake. That way, if a bit of yolk gets into the white, you haven't destroyed the entire bowl of egg whites.

Perhaps I'm just less perfectly coordinated than you are, and don't trust myself not to screw it up, but it also takes me 2 seconds to wash an additional small bowl.

But then, yes, I make my bed, mostly because I made the quilts & afghans on it & like to see the results of my hard work & skill.
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Old November 16 2012, 12:56 AM   #141
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Always take an umbrella with you.
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Old November 16 2012, 08:47 AM   #142
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Try Fenton's Creamery if you happen to be around SF Bay Area/California. Order the crab melt and try one of their store-made ice cream flavors. They'll even give you a tour if you make arrangements in advance. Truly superb.
Well, I took your recommendation and tried Fenton's!

(Couldn't order the crab melt; turns out it was prohibitively expensive! )
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Old November 16 2012, 02:02 PM   #143
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Always take an umbrella with you.
Great!
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Old November 16 2012, 06:44 PM   #144
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My recommendation (for today):

Try Fenton's Creamery if you happen to be around SF Bay Area/California. Order the crab melt and try one of their store-made ice cream flavors. They'll even give you a tour if you make arrangements in advance. Truly superb.
Well, I took your recommendation and tried Fenton's!

(Couldn't order the crab melt; turns out it was prohibitively expensive! )

So what did you order? Did you try any of their ice creams?
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Old November 16 2012, 07:22 PM   #145
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Stay healthy - eat right, exercise, get regular checkups, don't let little problems get out of hand. My biggest regret is not doing this, because it's caused me no end of discomfort.
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Old November 16 2012, 10:05 PM   #146
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So what did you order? Did you try any of their ice creams?
*blush* I didn't end up ordering anything. I had every intention to, but when I saw the prices, I....eep.

But one of my friends actually bought us a pint of ice cream to share between us, and that ended up working out great. We got...I think it was the chocolate peanut butter kind. And I sampled one of their coffee flavors; also great.

I'd definitely like to go back sometime and try the crab melt in the (hopefully more financially stable) future. It was a pretty nice place!
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Old November 16 2012, 10:07 PM   #147
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Great!
The best thing about this advice is that it applies to everything. Especially my previous piece of advice:

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Old November 16 2012, 11:07 PM   #148
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But then, yes, I make my bed, mostly because I made the quilts & afghans on it & like to see the results of my hard work & skill.
I just wanted to say, this is awesome.

I've always wanted to make an afghan. I've got the technique down, now it's just a matter of stocking up on yarn and time.
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Old November 16 2012, 11:13 PM   #149
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Call a dear friend and tell them you love them, guy or gal. Friends deserve to know how important they are even if they blush and feel a little uncomfortable about it.

Friends make the world go 'round and many are taken for granted.
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Old November 16 2012, 11:37 PM   #150
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But then, yes, I make my bed, mostly because I made the quilts & afghans on it & like to see the results of my hard work & skill.
I just wanted to say, this is awesome.

I've always wanted to make an afghan. I've got the technique down, now it's just a matter of stocking up on yarn and time.
When I finished the latest (a really simple traditional granny), I realized that some of the yarn I've been moving with me around the country for the last 40 years.

It was kind of nice to finally use it!

Next up, a crazy quilt from worn-out cashmere pullovers that I've felted.

ETA: You can take a long time to finish an afghan or a quilt. Square by square, piece by piece.
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