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    I have one fantasy story in my files. It has come to me in dreams over the years. Every time I get another dream that fits into it, I jot it down and toss it in the file. Maybe someday it will be a book, but ordinarily, my mind just does not come up with fantasy/sci-fi type ideas. I like to read it, though. If we have fun when we meet, maybe we can do a writing date.

    *Writing dates. I was first introduced to these by a good friend at the point when she was still a getting-to-know-you friend. She mentioned that she was meeting someone for a 'writing date'. 'What's that' I asked. 'Oh, we get together and write, and talk, and drink.'

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    'I want to have those!' I said, and lo, we started having them. Set the timer for 20 minutes, write like fiends, then stop, talk, and drink. Repeat until you fall over. They are a blast and you get a lot done. Before that, I never knew that writing could be a team sport.

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    Huh. Not sure how you'd do that online except over Skype, but I am intrigued.
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    Oh, I was just thinking on Thanksgiving Friday or Saturday. Don't know if my (teenage) children could stand me having the computer for hours at a time!

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    Ah, ok. We could do it Friday, if you want! Do that instead of/ at the pie thing.
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    Writing meet-ups are fun. We would do stuff like that for NaNoWriMo. Practically take over a coffee shop.
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    I enjoyed the movie thoroughly. A great series ending, and they did something neat with the credits. Even though I was unable to nap earlier in the day, I managed to stay up until 2:00 without a bunch of crazy yawning. I feel a little groggy this morning, but it is not out of hand, and I had no trouble waking up at my normal time without the alarm.

    Yesterday:

    12:00 sashimi! Yes! A friend who knows I have been longing for it treated me. Two LARGE plates of it, and some creme brulee and strawberries to finish up.

    6:00 pot roast, gravy, mashed cauliflower(adulterated with bacon-ranch-cheddar dip, but SO good), zucchini and basil

    10:00 one spoonful of cookie dough

    12:00 bacon gouda burger with sweet potato fries and a large pre-emeptive diet Dr. Pepper to help with staying awake (it worked)

    Much lifting and toting of laundry, a little walking.

    A neighbor of ours works at the food pantry. She heard from the gentleman who drove my groceries home last week that he had brought food to someone a few doors down from her, and she knew it was us. So yesterday afternoon she asked if she could bring over some extras. She said they had more than enough produce from Trader Joe's that they HAD to give away. Since we will still be on a strict budget until the paychecks start flowing and the bills are caught up, I accepted with gratitude.

    I told her the things we would most like are fresh produce and milk, because the girls drink a lot of it.

    You would not believe the amazing stuff she brought us. A sack of lemons, five tomatoes, eight kumatoes(brown [on purpose] tomatoes), fresh green beans, 7 Braeburn apples, cherry tomatoes, 5 bell peppers, 3 prepared salads(the girls are getting two for lunch, I get the other one), two containers of the aforementioned bacon-cheddar-ranch dip, corn chips, flour tortillas, 2 packages of smoked salmon, a pork roast, a beef roast, cooked chicken meat, orange juice, milk, 2 packages of dried plums, a red onion, 3 boxes of Girl Scout cookies.

    !!!

    One, it is so kind of her to think of us, and be concerned that we have plenty of food.

    Two, it is an incredible amount. I think I was hoping for some milk, a little fruit, and little veg. This abundance is amazing.

    Three, it is all really good stuff. Some I wouldn't feel like I could 'treat' myself to for a while, and here we get it when we're having 'hard times' (Need to put that in quotes now, because I definitely feel extra blessed right now.).

    The one down side is that now I am wanting to 'shop' at the food bank all the time. This stuff is prime! More thank you notes to write for this, and I'm going to send one to Trader Joe's for their wonderful donations. I'm grateful for any food that I got, but I confess, I am more grateful for all this great fresh stuff than the canned chicken noodle soup. It is nice sending the girls to school with really FUN lunches, instead of the standard pbj/tuna/cheese + apple + one more thing that they've been having for a while.

    Today I will get a good chunk of walking. I am taking the train to meet a friend, and there will be a mile of walking at either end, coming and going. So, four miles without even trying.
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    This is giving me an idea - a Trader Joe's truck that goes around to places that don't have one. That would be great!

    We just got a mobile food pantry truck that is going to come on Thursday. We have always had the Friday food bank but this will be new and will be mostly fresh food. I drove by it yesterday, it was mobbed! I would love to be more involved with the food bank as I think it is a great program and it is nice to know it is there...but I can't really do it with my schedule.

    I must get in some walking today also!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sabine View Post
    It is nice sending the girls to school with really FUN lunches, instead of the standard pbj/tuna/cheese + apple + one more thing that they've been having for a while.
    What do you send to school for your girls' lunches? I'm trying to come up with ideas for Brady that aren't boring.

    we've done lunch meat with string cheese and tubes of yogurt. He got bored with that so now we're doing apples with peanut butter. I've done hot dogs too. And precooked chicken nuggets. I want to do something different next week.

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    My girls aren't primal, so they usually get a sandwich three days a week. The other two, I try to do straight protein without starch. Today they are getting a salad from the Trader Joe's stuff, with cooked chicken meat on the side, an apple, nuts and raisins mix, and a piece of fruit leather.
    A favorite way of having cheese is cutting it in little chunks and putting a toothpick in the container. They are 14 and 17, but they still love a FUN way of eating.
    I do a lot of veggies with good dip in normal times.
    And soup/stew/leftovers in a thermos during the winters.
    Oh, and they LOVE having devilled eggs for lunch.

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    I'll have to try deviled eggs. I wonder if he'd like them. Brady's not primal, but he is gluten free and gluten free bread is rather pricey.
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