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Old 10-31-2013, 05:52 PM   #1
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Old 10-31-2013, 05:54 PM   #2
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November, 2013-2014 Bizarre and Unique Holidays

For 2014 Dates: scroll down below 2013 dates.

Month:

Aviation History Month
Child Safety Protection Month
International Drum Month
National Adoption Awareness Month
National Epilepsy Month
National Model Railroad Month
NAtional Novel Writing Month
Native American Heritage Month
Peanut Butter Lovers Month
Real Jewelry Month
National Sleep Comfort Month
Week Celebrations:

Week 1 Chemistry Week
Week 3 Game and Puzzle Week
November, 2013 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:

1 All Saint's Day

2 All Soul's Day

2 Book Lovers Day - first Saturday of the month

2 Deviled Egg Day

2 Look for Circles Day

3 Housewife's Day

3 Sandwich Day

4 King Tut Day

5 Gunpowder Day

5 Guy Fawkes Day

6 Marooned without a Compass Day

6 Saxophone Day

7 Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day

8 Cook Something Bold Day

8 Dunce Day

9 Chaos Never Dies Day - you've got that right

10 Forget-Me-Not Day

10 USMC Day

11 Veteran's Day

12 Chicken Soup for the Soul Day

12 Young Readers Day second Tuesday of month

13 National Indian Pudding Day

13 Sadie Hawkins Day

13 World Kindness Day

14 Operating Room Nurse Day

15 Clean Your Refrigerator Day

15 America Recycles Day

15 National Philanthropy Day

16 Button Day

16 Have a Party With Your Bear Day

17 Electronic Greeting Card Day - now who do you think created this day!?

17 Homemade Bread Day

17 Take A Hike Day

17 World Peace Day

18 Occult Day

19 Have a Bad Day Day

20 Absurdity Day

20 Beautiful Day

20 Universal Children's Day

21 False Confession Day

21 Great American Smokeout - third Thursday in November

21 World Hello Day

22 Go For a Ride Day

23 Black Friday

23 Eat a Cranberry Day

23 National Cashew Day

23 National Adoption Day - Saturday before Thanksgiving

25 National Parfait Day

26 Shopping Reminder Day

27 Pins and Needles Day

28 Make Your Own Head Day

28 Red Planet Day

28 Thanksgiving - Eat, drink, and be thankful.

29 Buy Nothing Day - always the day after Thanksgiving...does anyone abide by it!?!

29 Square Dance Day

29 You're Welcome Day - the day after Thanksgiving

30 Stay At Home Because You Are Well Day
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Old 11-01-2013, 07:12 AM   #3
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You made me remember Sadie Hawkins Day..and being madly in love..LOL

Thanks for getting things going, Deb.
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Old 11-01-2013, 08:12 AM   #4
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Good morning and happy November and TGIF and we get an extra hour this weekend too. Woohoo!!!!!
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Old 11-01-2013, 09:56 AM   #5
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Old 11-01-2013, 06:51 PM   #6
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my baby is home
mary those ipads do they autocorrect like those iphones do? i was just reading those iphone spelling mistakes and OH MY sometimes it can be
copied from last months thread
come out and talk everyone! only 4 posted since yesterday? don't leave me all alone!
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Old 11-01-2013, 06:54 PM   #7
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:30 AM   #8
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soo Halloween coming down and thanksgiving going up and prepping the christmas blowmolds with ken being so ill we won't even have half the lights we usually do but we will have something gotta clean the Living room today and move some things around for the bassinet to be in here!
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Old 11-02-2013, 12:17 PM   #9
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still no one checking in???


we found a box of my kids books about ruined in one of the old buildings GAH i am soo mad at myself they were NOT supposed to be in that building i also had a stuffed Barney that interacted with kids kinda like teddy ruxpin? it would watch videos and talk to the kids and it was ruined too leak in the back of the old building but dang i swear i did not think there was anything left in it but plastic toys and some old furniture that wasn't hurt
can not figure out what that one box was doing in there
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Old 11-02-2013, 09:22 PM   #10
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I found out today that since I need to stop losing, I was asked by my food guide to add a piece of fruit back into my day at lunch or dinner or have an oz more protein at breakfast, lunch and dinner. I chose the fruit because I figure it will stop the losing better than the protein. I think I eat plenty of protein and don't meed any more as I already 90-100 grams a day. Fiber is ually around 40-45 grams and fat is around 80-90 grams a day.

Part of learning maintenance is to try something for a month and see how it goes. We can always change it next month.

Thanks, Deb, for sharing all the colorful pictures. By the end of the month Thanksgiving will be a memory and we can either come out of it on plan and healthier or NOT. I choose on plan and healthier.

Walking my 10,000 steps a day will be harder this month as the frigid weather will be setting in soon. It is beautiful today, but I hear the northern winds are a blowing tomorrow night. Brrr!
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:19 AM   #11
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whoohoo HOWDY MARY! wowowow i am soo proud of you and happy for you! going into maintaince that is an amazing achievement!i can't believe it is the 3rd of the month and we are averaging just 3 posts a day! eek!
where did everyone go???
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:49 AM   #12
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still no one checking in???


we found a box of my kids books about ruined in one of the old buildings GAH i am soo mad at myself they were NOT supposed to be in that building i also had a stuffed Barney that interacted with kids kinda like teddy ruxpin? it would watch videos and talk to the kids and it was ruined too leak in the back of the old building but dang i swear i did not think there was anything left in it but plastic toys and some old furniture that wasn't hurt
can not figure out what that one box was doing in there
Oh no, Deb, that's terrible.
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:50 AM   #13
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I don't have much time to be on here anymore. Life is hard.
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:38 AM   #14
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Chewie what are you cooking today?? are you feeling better??
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:14 PM   #15
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Hello my friends! I spent the weekend out of town at my BFF's house. I left Friday and my nephew and his fiance cooked a "Thanksgiving Dinner" for us! Turkey, dressing.....I had turkey, green beans, deviled eggs and a small salad. I did it!! I can do it on Thanksgiving too!! Then went to BFF's house and spent night. DH's went to a flea market and she and I went shopping and out to eat. We sat up late talking Saturday night and slept in Sunday. Her DH cooked sausages, pork chops, cheese eggs and had sliced tomatoes. DH's had biscuits. We drove home today and I'm just now getting on computer.How is everyone?

Deb- Beautiful job on the page as usual!! Lovely pics!!! Thank you so much for starting us off!

Mary- I plan to be like you in another year or so. On maintenance. You are doing so well. Thank you for staying here and letting us learn from you and be inspired by you!

Chewie- I know it's an adjustment for you! Just get on here when you can.

Where is Annett?
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:56 PM   #16
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Is it ok if I join the group? I love reading everyone's posts here and need to find a check in location. Lately, I've plateaued weight-wise and have been under a lot of stress. I'm really looking forward to the holidays and some time off from work, but my partner's family is coming to stay with us for an extended visit (including a crazy sister who is a handful and a half) and I feel like the stress is just going to continue. I hope everyone had a great Sunday!
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:28 PM   #17
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Sure!!!!We love getting new people in here! We lost our only guy when he went on a trip to Disney World. He never came back.(In here anyway!LOL) Wish he would. I think everyone in here tries to be supportive and no judgments. We're not perfect. If we mess up, we just start over the next day. Tell us about yourself.
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:29 PM   #18
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BTW Keep, did you read October's posts?
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Thank you! I'm 36, a history teacher, and going through my third stab at low carb. I live in the bay area (I grew up here too) and have lived in California my whole life.

I did read the October posts so I feel fairly caught up. I have a busy, busy week ahead, but was able to sleep in a little today, so I'm ready!
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Welcome, KeepingAwake. Do you have a name or would you prefer we call you by your LCF's name?
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Good Morning Glories!! I got up earlier this morning due to the time change. Wish it would stay one way or the other. Tired from my weekend of shopping and not being in my own bed. Lol.

Deb- Thinking about you today. I know it's a happy day for you!

Keep-I am a retired teacher. I know how busy you are through the week. We have another teacher on here. Eliza is a real sweetheart. She will definitely relate.
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:55 AM   #22
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We are having a Jingle Bell Challenge if anyone would like to join.
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Morning. Rainy here for the next few days.

Welcome, KeepingAwake.

Deb, I roasted 2 chickens, made creamed spinach, corn on the cob, rolls and caramel apple cheesecake bars for dessert yesterday. The app was just a cheeseball and crackers. It was all good.
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Hello my friends! I spent the weekend out of town at my BFF's house. I left Friday and my nephew and his fiance cooked a "Thanksgiving Dinner" for us! Turkey, dressing.....I had turkey, green beans, deviled eggs and a small salad. I did it!! I can do it on Thanksgiving too!! Then went to BFF's house and spent night. DH's went to a flea market and she and I went shopping and out to eat. We sat up late talking Saturday night and slept in Sunday. Her DH cooked sausages, pork chops, cheese eggs and had sliced tomatoes. DH's had biscuits. We drove home today and I'm just now getting on computer.How is everyone?

Deb- Beautiful job on the page as usual!! Lovely pics!!! Thank you so much for starting us off!

Mary- I plan to be like you in another year or so. On maintenance. You are doing so well. Thank you for staying here and letting us learn from you and be inspired by you!

Chewie- I know it's an adjustment for you! Just get on here when you can.

Where is Annett?
LOVE LOVE LOVE thanksgiving food MY favorite and sounds soo yummy LISTEN you can have stuffing too this recipe by linda sue is amazing and soo good!
and YES though the recipe says it doesn't it takes like stuffing to me!!

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SAUSAGE-MUSHROOM "DRESSING"
1 pound pork sausage
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped, about 4 ounces
2 stalks celery, coarsely chopped
16 ounces fresh mushrooms, quartered
4 ounces Monterey jack cheese, shredded
Salt and pepper, to taste

In a large skillet, brown the sausage along with the onion and celery. Cook until the celery is tender; drain the grease. Add the mushrooms and cook until they are tender. Put the sausage mixture in a casserole dish and stir in the cheese. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Microwave to melt the cheese and heat through or bake at 350║ for 30 minutes until browned on top.

Makes 4-6 servings
Can be frozen

Per 1/4 Recipe: 509 Calories; 39g Fat; 33g Protein; 8g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 6g Net Carbs
Per 1/6 Recipe: 339 Calories; 26g Fat; 22g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 4g Net Carbs



Although the texture isn't really like real stuffing, the flavors are close. I made this for our Thanksgiving dinner and it was nice to have that stuffing flavor along with my meat and gravy. I would probably leave out the cheese next time. The cheese did help hold everything together but it got a little oily when I reheated it. I don't think it would be too hard to eat without the cheese as long as you keep the bits of sausage and mushrooms kind of big. Click the photo to see a close-up.
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Old 11-04-2013, 12:41 PM   #25
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took Steven back to EKU and now just awaiting when AShley goes into the hospital (just about an hour away)i probably won't be around much the next couple of days Keep us in your thoughts for mollykins safe arrival and for Ken's SSDi mental evaluation goes good so he isn't denied this time and oh please keep Ken in your thoughts that he is not in too much pain as we await molly i know he won't leave the hospital until she is safely here
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Is it ok if I join the group? I love reading everyone's posts here and need to find a check in location. Lately, I've plateaued weight-wise and have been under a lot of stress. I'm really looking forward to the holidays and some time off from work, but my partner's family is coming to stay with us for an extended visit (including a crazy sister who is a handful and a half) and I feel like the stress is just going to continue. I hope everyone had a great Sunday!

glad to meet you! hopefully there won't be too much stress and you all can enjoy the visit!
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Morning. Rainy here for the next few days.

Welcome, KeepingAwake.

Deb, I roasted 2 chickens, made creamed spinach, corn on the cob, rolls and caramel apple cheesecake bars for dessert yesterday. The app was just a cheeseball and crackers. It was all good.
YUM creamed spinach!!!
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Old 11-04-2013, 12:50 PM   #28
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Hi all.

Chewy, I'm sorry "life is hard". I don't know what's going on in your life, but I'm thinking about you.

Grandma, Deb! Thanking about you, too.

Hi Keepingawake. I'm kinda new after being gone for along time.
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Sounds good Deb! Need to try that before Thanksgiving and maybe take a small one for my DSis and me. Thanks.
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Deb, sending positive thoughts and prayers for all your stuff.
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