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Dec 31, 2013 12:27:07   #
thumper5316
 
RUKnitting wrote:
And remember that poem.... the housework will wait but children will not. I had it framed. True but also a good excuse as I've never developed a passion for housework.

Ha! Me either. It's clean but not very tidy. I'm too busy knitting, quilting, and stitching.
 
Dec 31, 2013 12:29:18   #
RUKnitting
 
Thank you for your kind words Jokim. Our thanks go out to those who allow us to be a part of their lives and any rewards are priceless to us. The rewards are a revitalization of our spirit.

Jokim wrote:
Great to have you back! :thumbup: :lol: Thank you for the recipes. I love fruit cake and shrimp. Will make both.
You were doing the Lord's work in the Philippines! Thank you. Nothing done for others goes unrewarded.
Dec 31, 2013 13:16:17   #
knitpresentgifts
 
RUKnitting wrote:
I will find my crab recipe and post it. BUt one thing I do know is that it must be made with jumbo lump BLUE CRABS. Preferably from Maryland. None of those other impersonators. Just joking. See what happens when I get back I just look for trouble.


Well, you've found it! Great to have you back among us. I love crabs, all crabs, even the Maryland kind … :P
Dec 31, 2013 13:31:21   #
knitpresentgifts
 
RUKnitting wrote:
I wish I knew what you are talking about. All I know is I have a computer which can do more than I even have discovered and a phone that is far more intelligent than I. I do get the flat screen TV. Please some enlightenment! Help.


I think we've all hit the brandy egg nog a little too hardily. :shock:

I got a Kindle which is an electronic, hand-held wireless item on which I can read books. It takes the place of a physical book and weighs only 7-8 ounces. You can store nearly 1,100 books on it at one time. You 'order' and download the books, periodicals you are interested in either free or for a cost. You must charge the battery but once complete, the charge will last 8 weeks assuming 1/2 hour of reading per day (average).

The Magic Trackpad is for my Apple computer. Also a wireless item used as a touchpad on which my fingers do all the work without engaging my brain! I can click, point, scroll, swipe, zoom, rotate, expand, etc., simply and more easily without using my keyboard or mouse. I use all wireless items (keyboard and mouse) for my Apple computer, but the Trackpad makes all functions and actions more efficient and intuitive. Keyboard strokes and mouses for Apple computers are not the same or as easy to operate as you can on Windows-based computers if you are not used to them initially.

As you stated, the HD TV, is already understood.

I hope you'll understand the e-bill I send to your in-box for the enlightenment. :-) Love, Sassy
Dec 31, 2013 15:30:49   #
soloweygirl (a regular here)
 
knitpresentgifts wrote:
Question on Kindles: hopefully I didn't return the model I need?

How do you download from any site an ebook to a Kindle Paperwhite if you cannot scan the web but can download.

I'm trying to understand how the device doesn't limit which sites I get books on but understands how to limit access to all websites without true internet access like a Kindle Fire HD?

I still haven't opened any Kindle box and only read online about the quality of reading on the different models.


I can't help there, sorry. I have only used Amazon and bookbub.com, which goes through Amazon, to buy ebooks or to pick up some free ebooks. I figured getting some free books would allow me to test some new authors. My next step was to check out the library.
Dec 31, 2013 15:40:49   #
soloweygirl (a regular here)
 
thumper5316 wrote:
I got this from my big brother in an email today.

So, during the 3-1/2 years of World War 2 that started with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and ended with the Surrender of Germany and Japan in 1945, the U.S. produced 22 aircraft carriers, 8 battleships, 48 cruisers, 349 destroyers, 420 destroyer escorts, 203 submarines, 34 million tons of merchant ships, 100,000 fighter aircraft, 98,000 bombers, 24,000 transport aircraft, 58,000 training aircraft, 93,000 tanks, 257,000 artillery pieces, 105,000 mortars, 3,000,000 machine guns, and 2,500,000 military trucks.

We put 16.1 million men in uniform in the various armed services, invaded Africa, invaded Sicily and Italy, won the battle for the Atlantic, planned and executed D-Day, marched across the Pacific and Europe, developed the atomic bomb and ultimately conquered Japan and Germany.

It's worth noting, that during the almost exact amount of time, the Obama administration couldn't build a functioning web site.
I got this from my big brother in an email today. ... (show quote)


And we still have 3 more years to go!!! Lucky us.
 
Dec 31, 2013 16:01:24   #
Lukelucy (a regular here)
 
soloweygirl wrote:
And we still have 3 more years to go!!! Lucky us.


Ugh. Sickening to have to go that much longer. He needs to be gone and it isn't going to happen.
Dec 31, 2013 16:16:00   #
bonbf3
 
knitpresentgifts wrote:
Ummm, huh? :-D Your daughter makes the recipe I posted delicious? I'm confused ...



My daughter makes white chili. I don't know that it's the same recipe, but it's delicious. I also think it's a very pretty dish.
Dec 31, 2013 16:39:30   #
Lukelucy (a regular here)
 
bonbf3 wrote:
My daughter makes white chili. I don't know that it's the same recipe, but it's delicious. I also think it's a very pretty dish.


Happy New Year to everyone!
Dec 31, 2013 17:03:47   #
west coast kitty (a regular here)
 
Jokim wrote:
It's a bit tricky when making rum cakes that you don't put too much rum without a counterbalance of flour. If you don't put flour in, the cake will fall. I've had that happen, but, don't you know, the men gobbled it up anyway?! :wink: :lol:


Something else to tempt them with:

Chocolate Rum Balls
1 ¾ c finely crushed vanilla or graham crumbs
1 c finely ground nuts (almonds, pecans or walnuts)
2/3 c unsifted icing sugar (I reduced it from original recipe that called for 1 c)
¼ c pure unsweetened cocoa
3 tbsp corn syrup
¼ c rum (or brandy or other liquor)

Combine all ingredients in a bowl, mix well, using your hands if necessary. Shape into 1 inch balls and roll in sugar, or hot chocolate mix, or sprinkles, or fine coconut

Could also substitute artificial flavouring and add a little more syrup mixed with water instead of alcohol
Dec 31, 2013 17:04:53   #
Lukelucy (a regular here)
 
west coast kitty wrote:
Something else to tempt them with:

Chocolate Rum Balls
1 ¾ c finely crushed vanilla or graham crumbs
1 c finely ground nuts (almonds, pecans or walnuts)
2/3 c unsifted icing sugar (I reduced it from original recipe that called for 1 c)
¼ c pure unsweetened cocoa
3 tbsp corn syrup
¼ c rum (or brandy or other liquor)

Combine all ingredients in a bowl, mix well, using your hands if necessary. Shape into 1 inch balls and roll in sugar, or hot chocolate mix, or sprinkles, or fine coconut

Could also substitute artificial flavouring and add a little more syrup mixed with water instead of alcohol
Something else to tempt them with: br br Chocolat... (show quote)


What is icing sugar - confectioner's sugar?
 
Dec 31, 2013 17:06:06   #
Lukelucy (a regular here)
 
west coast kitty wrote:
Something else to tempt them with:

Chocolate Rum Balls
1 ¾ c finely crushed vanilla or graham crumbs
1 c finely ground nuts (almonds, pecans or walnuts)
2/3 c unsifted icing sugar (I reduced it from original recipe that called for 1 c)
¼ c pure unsweetened cocoa
3 tbsp corn syrup
¼ c rum (or brandy or other liquor)

Combine all ingredients in a bowl, mix well, using your hands if necessary. Shape into 1 inch balls and roll in sugar, or hot chocolate mix, or sprinkles, or fine coconut

Could also substitute artificial flavouring and add a little more syrup mixed with water instead of alcohol
Something else to tempt them with: br br Chocolat... (show quote)


This sounds soooo good!
Dec 31, 2013 17:07:03   #
west coast kitty (a regular here)
 
Lukelucy wrote:
What is icing sugar - confectioner's sugar?


yes - I guess another difference in Canadian english!!
Dec 31, 2013 17:09:56   #
Lukelucy (a regular here)
 
west coast kitty wrote:
yes - I guess another difference in Canadian english!!


Thank you West Coast! Yummm!
Dec 31, 2013 18:57:07   #
RUKnitting
 
Great philosophy KPG. I predict that when you reach seniorhood in the year 2050 you'll do wonderfully.

To appreciate rainbows there must be some rain. And no matter what is painful to you it is certain that there is greater suffering.
knitpresentgifts wrote:
So true Jokim. God is a God of most of all, Love. You make the best of what you've been given. Accept it and choose Joy. Happiness is based on what 'happens' to you in your live, but "Hope" can be chosen and Joy abundant in any life without conditions and regardless of circumstances.

The tracks of good and bad are often simultaneous in one's life, so I always allow the right/good track to rule over the left/bad side of the track of life. I choose Joy while walking the path between the two tracks.

I was once prayer over by my husband's Pastor who did not know me, and he received the word that my given name is "Hope." I like that and try to honor that and encourage others to live with Hope in their lives as well. (not me personally, of course :P )
So true Jokim. God is a God of most of all, Love.... (show quote)
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