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Yep, it’s New Year’s Eve/Day

Loved reading all your comments and wishes for a happy New Year.  May 2014 be your best year, ever, in every way.

Some of you asked for the Smoked Oyster Spread recipe:

2 Cans Bumble Bee Smoked Oysters, drained and chopped

2 8 oz packages of cream cheese, softened

2 TBS mayonnaise

2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp garlic powder

1/4 cup chopped parsley

Combine cream cheese, mayo, Worcestershire and garlic powder.  Lightly coat a 15 inch piece of wax paper with cooking spray.  Spread mixture evenly on paper to a 10×6 inch rectangle.  Place oysters evenly over mixture; roll

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Is tomorrow REALLY New Year’s Eve? Plus, presents from a dog.

I received some fantastic Christmas gifts this year, including beautiful gemstones from my lovely daughter, Wendy, a sweater from my sister, Sally, aka Thankful Rose on Etsy.

There were other wonderful presents, too–bubble bath, a new bathrobe, special spices, a crock pot that connects to another crock pot, for those 2014 dinner parties I fully intend to hold.  :)  (I’ve already chosen one of the recipes–Smoked Oyster Spread.  Yum.)

But the most interesting and unusual gifts, I must admit, were three paintings–done by my grand-dog, Margie, one of the smartest Golden Retrievers ever.  I  definitely plan to hang them, too.  I

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“Keep your ear to the ground” referred to the practice of plainsmen listening to the ground to hear hoof beats. It became the westerner’s warning to stay alert.

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