Common Ground Coffee House #101

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  1. I Am Blessed 24

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    WELCOME ONE AND ALL TO THE...

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    The only "RULE" here is NO fussin' - NO fightin' - NO feudin'!

    I will try to be here to serve you; but if not, feel free to help yourself.

    First one in every morning puts the coffee and tea on, last one out at night turns the lights off...

    We serve donuts, cinnamon toast (dry toast available upon request), crumpets, bagels, scones, croissants, brioche rolls, donuts, yogurt, salads, light lunches, popsicles, ice cream, homemade cookies, homemade cakes, homemade pies, and homemade jams.

    We also serve coffee (with/without caffeine), hot chocolate, hot tea, iced tea, fresh squeezed lemonade and orange juice, cappuccino, Mountain Dew, DP, DDP, Coke, Pepsi, Diet Sierra Mist, milk, milk shakes, Kool-Aid, and Carb Options.

    If you don't see your drink or food of choice...just ask, we will do our best to stock it for you!

    Our aim is to please...come and sit a spell, enjoy the fellowship and come back often!

    As Christians, we are ALL on common ground...

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    §ue :wavey:
     
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    Pleasant dreams all!

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    Just as a point of etymology, for the longest time I couldn't even find migraine in the dictionary. See, in England, we called a headache on one side of the head, a megrim, a depression; low spirits, or even the staggers (a term used with horses also). Later it was spelled migraine and we pronounced it as "me-graines".

    Hardly a topic to lead into my prayer time, but oddly I awoke at 4:AM and first off I was saying "migraine". Don't ask me why, cos I hardly ever suffer even a headache. Now pains elsewhere, I can tell you a thing or two :smilewinkgrin:

    Cheers,

    Jim

    PS. Since we are into imaginary foods, I troubled to fetch in a few English pork pies. They will settle your fancies at tea time.
     
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    Good morning all,

    Jim: I've never tasted English pork pie, but I'm looking forward to it this afternoon. I wonder if it's anything like our chicken pot pies (or pork or beef)... A concoction of small chunk of meat with vegetables in a small pie crust.

    I must run. Y'all have a great day!
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    Sue, Since English pork was banned from Canada a few years ago, I haven't been able to find a single plant that makes them this side of the pond.

    I did manage to get a recipe from back home and tried making a couple of them...sort of successful, but not the real thing.

    They are about six inches in diameter, five inches high. The crust is soft and has a coating inside. The innards include prime pork chuncks, lots of parsley and other spices and gelatin. We usually enjoy them at teatime, which in England was about 4 in the afternoon...supper being around 7.

    When I find my recipe, I'll publish it here for you. It is eaten cold. I tried to get Mary to smuggle one home when they went abroad last year, but you think??? Not on your life..........the chicken!

    Let's see if this tickles your fancy:

    http://www.lloydich.com/recipes.htm

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    Oh, Jim! The pork pies are lovely! I love English food. I can't get used to baked beans for breakfast, tho.:laugh:

    We are having jambayla for dinner tonight. My hubby made a big ole crock pot full this morning. Should be good. I'll leave the crock pot on for anyone that wants some.

    My son's wedding plans are coming along nicely. He called yesterday and said he bought a washer and dryer. Now when he comes home for the weekend, he won't be bringing laundry. Yay!

    See ya'll tomorrow.
     
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    Good Morning all:

    Sorry, but I've been out for the past few days with a major cluster headache. Even now, I'm having to keep the blinds closed in the office and have had to turn down the brightness setting on the computer just to read it. My PCP said I should use cold compresses to help relieve the pain. I've not heard of that, but, will probably try it soon.

    My PCP (Primary Care Physician) also referred me to another pain doctor in Nashville, who is supposed to be quite well known. But, when I looked at his website, I got the feeling that he was a psychiatrist wannabe, and am not sure I should go and see him at all. It almost seems like he believes ALL pain is related to some kind of mental problems, or sexual abuse. I can't go for that. Yet, he tries to control the pain with medications instead of steroid injections and needle insertions into the spine. I may have no other option. Please, pray the Lord gives me guidance in this. Some days the pain is unbearable and other days it's just barely tolerable, even after all of these invasive procedures from the pain clinic.

    Sorry...didn't mean to be a downer. :(

    Things in TN were rainy this morning. We had a few thunderstorms yesterday morning into the afternoon. We're supposed to be back into the 90's again today, and there are air quality alerts, so...no outside activity for me.

    Hope y'all have a great day!

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    Good Morning Everyone!

    Today is garage cleaning day and I need all hands on deck!

    Boy, did it ever get quiet in here. :confused: No one wants to help me clean out the garage? No one?

    Well, hmpt!

    Fine! There's sausage and bisquits on the counter (just to show I don't hold a grudge. ;) ). Cheese and grape jelly in the fridge. If I get that garage straightened up I have some new scone recipes to try out. We'll have to wait and see.

    Gotta go take younguns to school!
     
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    Good morning all,

    Jim: Is that unflavored Gelatin? And what are bacon rashers? It looks and sounds delicious!!!

    Cindi: I'll help with your garage if you help with my basement!

    Tony: Still praying that you will find the doctor you need.

    I've spent three days now, listing items in the ebay store I opened and I have only just begun (think Carpenters').

    We started home school today and I'm doing laundry. Later I will make two meatloafs. One for supper and another to go in the freezer for a rainy day.

    I also need to hit the grocery store and Wal-Mart, but not sure if I'm gonna make that today or not.

    I must get busy again.

    HAGD!
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    Well I've ended up being on the phone all day! Haven't even touched the garage!

    There's a school board meeting this afternoon, so I'm going to forget the garage for right now, find myself some decent clothes and then straighten through the house a bit. Maybe do a load of laundry. Maybe sit at the sewing machine for a minute.

    Whatever I do I'll have to be quiet. Chris still has his migraine. :( At least Cassie's was better this morning.
     
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    Jim: Is that unflavored Gelatin? And what are bacon rashers? It looks and sounds delicious!!!

    Sue..Yes, unflavoured gelatin and rashers are simply thin slices of bacon..regular bacon....often bacon comes in large pieces and a person must slice their own..hence,,rashers.

    They are delicious, in my opinion.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    Good Evening!:wavey:

    Has anyone used a steamer to remove wallpaper? Should I somehow score the paper first?
    It's about 10 to 12 feet of border, not enough to spend $7 0r $8 on the gizmo that's made for that purpose.
     
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    I've taken down rooms of wallpaper with a steamer. No need to score first, but do watch the drips -- ouch, ouch!
     
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    we had washable wallpaper up and the steamer didn't work until we scored the paper. Then it was just like regular wallpaper....a pain in the neck...never again!

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    Good Morning Sleepyheads!

    Ya'll get up now, this is just Tuesday. The coffee's perked, the water's hot, theres bacon, eggs and biscuits on the stove and muffins on the counter.

    Gonna be a hot day today, with more storms predicted. Got one through these parts yesterday that knocked out several traffic lights, including the major one that leads up to my neighborhood. :( Made it tough to get around. I had to drive home in the stuff, cause Cass had to make up a test after school. She got finished just as it started pouring.

    Well gotta go get kids up and T out.

    See ya!
     
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    Good morning all,

    Yes, I slept in this morning, Cindi! Thanks for the breakfast! I woke up with a slight headache and my nose and ears plugged up. I really don't feel like cooking right now.

    I got the laundry done yesterday and more things listed in my ebay store. I have sold quite a bit in the first four days. Three items were sent to Canada and one to Brazil. The rest in the states.

    I add things to the store daily and today is no exception. It keeps me busy. Brent puts the wrapped items in a backpack and rides them up to the Post Office on his bicycle (his P.E. time). :smilewinkgrin:

    Got to get busy.
    HAGD!
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    8:46AM..it is now 9:58PM..at least the same day.

    Looks like you are a show stopper, Sue:thumbsup:

    Cheers,

    Jim

    OH, Good night!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    I guess so Jim!

    I have been so busy listing items, cooking, grocery shopping, cleaning, homeschooling, etc, that I just haven't had time to get back in here.

    I think everyone is busy getting their kids in school and going back to school themselves...

    I signed on as an alternate crossing guard (don't tell my doctor). I will only work when someone needs me (which is usually on bad weather days). :rolleyes:

    I want to get up early and go to the Farmer's Market tomorrow morning. We only have them on Wednesday and Saturday so the fresh produce doesn't last long after they open.

    Pleasant dreams all!
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    So where are all the night owls?

    Who needs coffee when ya got a decongestant in ya? lol.
     
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    Good morning all:

    Well, it's about 71 degrees here this morning, that being a bit cooler than it has been. It was foggy again, and Vivian hates to drive in the fog.

    Sue, Vivian used to have a store on ebay, and she's considering doing it again. She's been trying to get a second job, but, I can't see her doing so. She works too hard at Dell, and I don't think she could handle another job for the next 7-12 months. I don't think her health could take it. Another ebay store would be a viable option.

    I tried to mow some of the lawn yesterday, but ended up with an asthma attack. I came back in for an hour or so and went back out after giving myself a breathing treatment. The push mower's handle started to fall apart, so I had to stop, look for some washers to help hold it in place. It didn't work too well. I had to trek down to the end of the drive and mow down a majority of that area. The weeds were 6-8 ft tall in some areas. Then I mowed back up the middle of the drive. It looks somewhat better. I was going to weed whack the stuff, but, when I went to pull the cord to start the weed whacker, it came out. The whacker also has a split in the engine casing and a leak in the tank. I probably would have been burnt to a crisp had I gotten it started. The Lord had my guardian angel working OT yesterday!

    After all of that, I went out and pumped the back tire on the minivan up with a bicycle tire pump. It took about 15 minutes. After all of that, when Vivian got home, though I had fallen once out by the road ( I hope nobody saw me as I layed in the ditch trying to regain my balance), I took a downward route to the floor! I had to lay on my back until the room stopped spinning.

    Despite all of this, I look at it all as blessings. At least I'm still alive and able to do these things, even if on a limited basis. Many aren't able to do anything. I want so badly to go back to work, but, according to the doctors, that isn't going to happen, at least not in a traditional job. I wish there were some legit businesses that I could work from home in without affecting my SS disability and medicare.
    Still, again, the Lord knows what is going on, and I'm learning more and more, day by day to trust in Him instead of in me.

    mk, I'm praying for your kids, you and your hubby. I hope your kids migraines get better. I know they're a pain in the keister! :(

    Jim, Vivian and I slice our own bacon at times. We buy it in the slab, and we've got a flimsy slicer, but, use it from time to time for cheese, bacon and cutting beef, pork roasts into little steaks. It's economical.

    Love and prayers to you all. Make it a great day!

    Bro. T
     
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