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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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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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“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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