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Comment by sk8eycat on April 10, 2014 at 9:43pm

I hear you, Pat.  I haven't broken anything lately, but my fingers are permanently numb, and I need help opening jars, even ones that have previously been opened, and then the lids screwed back on too tight. 

Mostly I use Ziploc freezer bags and the same brand plastic containers to store things anymore.  I don't trust myself with glass. 

And I detest plastic bottles and jars that have lids that are attached to plastic rings that never come off.  Or the "child-proof" type.  A child can open the damn things, but old women with useless arthritic hands, and who NEED the meds in the bottles, have to use pliers, a monkey wrench, or an ice pick (or all three) to get the lids off.

Right now my fingers aren' working at all; I just finished addressing a stack of postcards for a friend...I've been doing this every month for more than 5 years now (I also type the things and print them)...for no pay.  Do you think I should ask her to buy me some HP ink cartridges? She does pay for the postcards *whew!*

I made the mistake of buying Awful Depot's refilled ink cartridges, and they're useless...and cost just as much as 100% new HP ones.

Sorry.  I'm whining again.

Comment by Patricia on April 10, 2014 at 9:15pm

The story of my life Pat. One of the million fibromyalgia symptoms is clumsies, & I hate it! I tell my husband I need a ''keeper''!

Comment by Pat on April 10, 2014 at 8:20pm

With everything falling down and breaking, I'm afraid to unzip my pants!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 10, 2014 at 7:07pm

Pat, it's time to order a pizza for dinner and call it a day.  You shouldn't have to settle for gruel if you can avoid it. 

Comment by Pat on April 10, 2014 at 6:52pm

Ever have one of those completely "Dumb assed, brain dead" moments in a kitchen where you are trying to prepare a good meal? Tonight, I was going to prepare baked fish, green beans, and a curried rice pilaf for dinner; the rice made with my own homemade chicken stock.

Well, let the 3 Stooges and the Keystone Cops begin. After spilling half a box of rice on the kitchen floor, it gets better. I swept that up and went for the white raisins to add to the rice, onion and celery that I saved. In going for the raisins, a jar of $12.00 imported Italian Marinara sauce also hits the floor with predictable results. Glass and red sauce all over the kitchen floor, cabinets, and the front of the stove. I would add here, that I am in socks, having previously taken off my shoes. It was hard to differentiate the blood from my feet from the marinara sauce as I was cleaning it up.

I get that all cleaned up, and open the homed canned chicken stock. Needless to say, it splatters all over the sink. Mind you, it's good, but I lost about 1/4 of the pint.

I think I'm going to check myself into a nursing home, and have them feed me gruel that Oliver Twist would have turned his nose up at!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 10, 2014 at 12:39pm

Basic New York style cheesecake with cherry sauce on top.

Comment by Randall Smith on April 10, 2014 at 7:26am

I'm still partial to blueberry cheesecake. There's a blueberry farm 10 minutes down the road from me. I load my freezer every July.

Comment by sk8eycat on April 10, 2014 at 2:25am

Pumpkin and fudge/chocolate?  Srsly?  I've never tried that. but it sounds kinda...wellll...too much.  Am I wrong?  (I'm just not that wild about any kind of chocolate...except hot mocha-cocoa on a rainy day...the family misfit in that dept.)

Comment by Patricia on April 9, 2014 at 11:44pm

Awwright awwright awwright....I give up!!! Now I'll have to force myself to go buy the ingredients & make some!!!

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 9, 2014 at 11:32pm

Pumpkin cheesecake with hot fudge sauce!

(Or traditional cheesecake, or chocolate chip cheesecake, with hot fudge sauce!)


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