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Stone Crazy, That’s Me

Somehow, I never imagined myself as a rock collector–Annie Oakley, an astronaut, a guest at the White House, or Little Joe Cartwright’s wife, yes.  But a rock collector?  No.

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(The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, Mom!)  A mail day doesn’t pass these days, it seems, without a package from some eBay seller in a far-off country.  So far, I’ve gotten great stuff, at pretty reasonable prices.  (In some cases, the shipping costs more than the item.)

OK, so Mom’s rocks are, well, rocks,  while most of mine are some kind of mineral or gemstone–carnelian, citrine, lapis luzuli, picture

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Ladies Who Lunch and Do Other Stuff, Too

Yesterday was my Weight Watchers meeting–one of those nonspectacular weeks this time–.8 pounds.  (Note the decimal!)  Afterward, I paid a visit to Trader Joe’s, which is near our meeting place, to stock up on some WW-friendly food.  Next, Wendy, Jen and I had lunch at a place called Hogan’s–I was craving a BLT, so I had one (10 points, since I left off the mayo) and a cup of tomato soup.  You’ve got to love a program that allows you so much variety–or, at least, I do.  :) I’m skimping on points today because I had the other half of my

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Cattle drives rarely went more than ten or twelve miles a day, as the cattle had to be given time to rest and graze. A drive from Texas to Montana could take up to five months.

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