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Forum: Humor and Games — Breast cancer is no laughing matter, but sometimes a good joke or a game is the best medicine.

Posted on: Mar 28, 2006 10:40AM

JanieMarie wrote:

Where did our thread go? Is anyone out there from our drinking group? Did I miss something - like we became too offesive or ...well, drunk?

I would love to hear from you gals!

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Nov 21, 2020 08:56PM ChiSandy wrote:

IL has had>10K new cases/day every day for the last week, except for an 8K new case day last Monday. (They're now counting "probables"--symptomatic people awaiting test results--as "cases," but the count is still distressingly high). Positivity rate is going down, but deaths & hospitalizations are rising. Some "collar-county" suburban hospitals have fewer than 20% of their beds--not just ICU beds--available. The entire lobby at Rush is a COVID testing/triage center now. Thank goodness Holy Cross canceled all elective stress tests, so Bob didn't have to go in today, just read EKGs & echoes & do telephone consults.

Took Heidi to the vet today for exam, rabies shot & "mani-pedi." Her regular vet is booked through the first week in Dec., so she saw a different one--who marveled at what good shape she's in for 15 yrs. old, and how plushy her coat is. (I love that Heidi loves to cuddle at bedtime). It seems like ages ago since we were allowed to wait in the clinic--ever since March we've had to wait in our cars outside the front door and communicate by cellphone. I nearly got gored trying to get her into her carrier--Bob was able to hold it still so I could stuff her in there.

Cracked the Drouhin Beaujolais Nouveau with takeout Tex-Mex tonight. Not as acidic as the Dubouef, a bit more tannin & body, about even with the fruitiness. But it's $2 more expensive, so Dubouef it'll be. (None of our usual faves, much less those top-rated by Wine Spectator, are available in the Chicago area this year).

Diagnosed at 64 on routine annual mammo, no lump. OncotypeDX 16. I cried because I had no shoes...but then again, I won’t get blisters.... Dx 9/9/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 9/23/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 11/2/2015 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/31/2015 Femara (letrozole)
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Nov 22, 2020 08:04AM NativeMainer wrote:

Good Morning, Loungettes! It is amazing the things you find out when working a shift when no management is around. Some stuff I suspected is going on was confirmed. Saw and heard some stuff I didn't realize was going on. I'm going to talk to the Administrator tomorrow. I will not be part of the managerial bullying that is going on, and I need him to know (1) that it is going on and (2) that is why I am leaving. Maybe, just maybe, he isn't aware. He got rid of the last Director of Nursing that was doing that.

Silly Sadie was funny last night. I was draggin' butt when I got home, sat down in the recliner and fell asleep. She woke me up twice, the second time making sure I saw her going into the bedroom. After a few minutes I heard her woof as if to say "are you coming?" When I finally shuffled in she was curled up on ALL the pillows, looking at me and thumping her tail. While I was changing into my night clothes, she worked out ONE pillow for me to use! She's never done that before, she's always hogged ALL the pillows!

Jazzy--everything does seem to take longer during a pandemic. I'm beginning to wonder when it will cease to be a pandemic and be reclassified as a globally endemic infectious disease. Probably not until after a vaccine is made readily available. Maine is not doing well either, with the biggest increases of new cases since this whole thing began. This time around it's not just in the high population counties, but also in my county and the local hospitals are seeing double digit admissions where there has been one or none all summer. The National Guard partially set up a field hospital last spring, it was never used, and some of that equipment was used to set up the screening station that was used steadily until just the last couple of weeks. That screening center has been moved to a parking lot at the airport that has some buildings, so the staff can have heated areas to work in and better protection from wind and rain (and eventually snow) than the tents.

Chi--my vet just changed from not allowing any one in with their pets to allowing one person, with waiting in the car until ready, straight to the exam room, no lobby waiting time, etc, and cases started spiking so they went right back to the people stay in cars, only pets go into the building. YoYo time.

Good morning to Minus, and Cammy Cat, and Illi, and Goldie and everyone else whose name escapes me just at the moment!

A Bit Of Bully

6 ingredients

Chocolate 1 scoopChocolate Ice Cream

Method

In a blender add all the spirits and pulse once or twice. Next blend in 1 part light cream and 1 part chocolate ice cream and serve in a highball glass.

From <https://makemeacocktail.com/cocktail/578/a-bit-of-bully/>

"I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival." Audre Lorde Dx 3/9/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/15/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/29/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/10/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/5/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/25/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/15/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/21/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Nov 22, 2020 08:37AM goldie0827 wrote:

Saw the doctors yesterday, DH has to do rehab, 2x a week. I'm hoping he's ok to just drive himself. Not dizzy any more, and drinking Smooth Move tea as suggested by our primary and follow up with him end of December. Probaby upper and lower scopes at that time. Tomorrow I head out early for my first infusion.

Cami LOL, you are Loving Old Peckerette, as NM fixed that one! Sounds like you guys have TG day planned. You always laugh when I mention Wacko, you make me laugh when you reference FF.

BabyGirl, you can be Kooky, we don't mind.

NM, did you get Ms Sadie figured out? As to why she was underfoot. Hoping yesterday wasn't too stressful at work. I'm probably bumping into you as I type. I will refresh before I post.

Jazzy, glad all is going well on hte workfront for you. Do your cleaning gals wear masks? Bringing JUST the turkey would be a good thing for sister, SIL and her MIL. So sad for those in homes that can't see their loved ones. No plan B if the treatment knocks me out. Hoping it doesn't! If it does, the biggest problem will be driving home. Once I'm home, all will be ok regardless.

NM, I know you will experience that a lot at work. And POOF, there you are! This is the DON that is doing the bullying? To employees or to patients? Either way, that's horrible. People like that SHOULD NOT be a nurse PERIOD! OMG, how sweet that Sadie summoned you to the bedroom and was even gracious enough to give you a pillow. She SOOOO loves you.

I got my winter lettuce and kale in the ground yesterday. I little late, but that's ok. Been really warm here too, just like Jazzy. I'm lovin it! DH managed to change the oil in my FJ yesterday. It was a struggle, but he got it done and I stayed right there with him, getting anything he needed. I still have work out in the garden to do, will try abnd get more of that done. I never get it all done and end up still doing it in the spring....oh well.

AKA - Sugar Lusty Heat! Hair pictures on my profile. DON'T LOOK DOWN ON ANYBODY, UNLESS YOU'RE PICKING THEM UP! Dx 3/27/2008, DCIS, Right, 5cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 2/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 7/2014, ILC, Right, Stage IV, 2/2 nodes, ER+, HER2- Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Nov 22, 2020 08:43AM goldie0827 wrote:

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AKA - Sugar Lusty Heat! Hair pictures on my profile. DON'T LOOK DOWN ON ANYBODY, UNLESS YOU'RE PICKING THEM UP! Dx 3/27/2008, DCIS, Right, 5cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 2/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 7/2014, ILC, Right, Stage IV, 2/2 nodes, ER+, HER2- Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Nov 22, 2020 10:51AM camillegal wrote:

Have you a Kiss for me?' - Baby Tabby Kitten | Cat gif, Funny gif, Cat with blue eyes

Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
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Nov 22, 2020 11:50AM camillegal wrote:

Mornin ladies,

Lori will be so thinking about u and all the driving. And praying everything is very takeable with little or NO SE's. Wow Darrell did all that with the car, he sounds so much better and hope he can start driving very soon so that will save you. U have enough to do and as we all know u HAVE to take of urself. Less stress for one big thing. To me all that driving and waiting would be miserable for sure.

Kim u had to work hum, ok I'm zipping it up AGAIN. Well sadie knows how to take care of u, one pillow hahaha, she's showing you. What kind of bullying goes on, well any kind is just not right, but how and to whom. Sadie deserves extra belly rubs. And I've been eating enough now.

Jazzy seems to me ur sister is taking chances with what's going on. She must know what she's doing I guess but it just doesn't sound right. Well u have ur time all figured out, so that's good.

Minus u crack me up ♪ ♪♪ U and Sandy have strange songs to me.

Sandy ur right on point with these figures, I hate to say it. It's worse than March, we all see that unfortunately. This time so many people I know are on lockdowns, it's crazy. When I look at the numbers that I know they didn't believe of masks all the time. As if one place was better than another. Jeez Even wines are scarce. Very unusual.

I'm waving <yes I did> hello to everyone, hoping some plans will happen for this week.

My long time GF just sent us Omaha Steaks <a huge box> for our holiday treats. She lives in CA and since getting a BF really don't see her much and especially not now. Joey has loved her ever since he met her <blonde> so every time she came here she'd have her hair died the week before she came. She's spoiled him so much, but he never wanted to leave her side. Now they just talk on phones.

OK talk soon.

LUBS U ALL


Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
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Nov 22, 2020 12:19PM Jazzygirl wrote:

Good morning again friends- hope everyone's Sunday is going well. I was out early this morning to get my weekly groceries and a few other errands done. Trip to the ACE Hardware too to get some house things done. I love that place, they replaced a battery for the Subaru I could have never done on my own and when the next one goes, I am going there to have them replace the second one. I found most all the food I needed for my turkey veggie lasagna I am making for Thanksgiving. They had some small frozen turkeys but will do one of those another time. Then nice thing about the lasagna is that I will have squares of that to freeze for meal options when I get home from work. Less of an issue with work from home, but more so when we go back on site.

I was supposed to do a telehealth late this morning to do a med review which is part of my current health plan's offerings, and usually we do by phone every year. This year they contacted me to do it by a telehealth visit and said it could be done on a weekend, but never got the link for the visit and when the woman called to confirm (I missed the call), it is listed as restricted so no number to call back. I was told to call the main number if I had any issues and they are closed? Well, I am not trying again, my insurance is about to change and know this org is contracted to do this and they guy was really pushing me to do this this weekend, but their process sux. Ironically enough, I have been listening to the issues with the telehealth visits in the clinics at my new job all this week and how difficult it is to get this to work the way it should.

NM- a culture that bullies it's workers is not a good one to stay in. The other healthcare organization I did a lot of work for here had some of that behavior and it gets old fast. I talked to a friend yesterday who still works for them and has sustained huge losses of friends and colleagues in this pandemic and is really in a bad place emotionally. On top of that, they are just berating her endlessly and know the person who is doing it and once of the most incompetent people they have. In the time of pandemic, people are so terribly stressed and it helps nothing. Sounds like you got some good info to make choices about your next steps with your work. Take care of you sister!

Goldie- PT for your DH sounds good and yes, hopefully he can drive himself to get some support and grow stronger. And yes, the cleaning people wear masks when they are here. I hope your trip to PHX goes easily this week. I was thinking last year we had a snow storm for Thankgiving but it's pretty dry out here for us, and probably for you.

Cami- I think you need a kitten. Does your household have any pets?

Where is Teka?

Okay, since I am a foodie, what is your favorite Thanksgiving food? I have lots, but a particular favorite that is probably more from the northeast is mashed turnip. We always had that for our dinners growing up and found some at one of the local health food stores and going to make some today and have it for the week. It is a root vegetable (I am a fan of all of them), but really love the taste. Here in NM, they also use red chili instead of gravy on mashed potatoes and turkey. It is actually pretty good.

Dx 9/14/2012, DCIS, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 9/14/2012, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/14/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Surgery 11/14/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Surgery 11/14/2012 Lumpectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 1/6/2013 Breast Radiation Therapy 2/24/2013 Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/21/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane)
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Nov 22, 2020 07:00PM ChiSandy wrote:

My fave T'giving food is stuffing/dressing. Any kind.

Today with (delivered) brunch we opened a bottle of Mumm Napa 2012 DVX brut--celebrating the 50th anniv. of our engagement. (Most years we waited for the wedding anniversary, but if this year has taught us anything is that nothing is guaranteed).

Diagnosed at 64 on routine annual mammo, no lump. OncotypeDX 16. I cried because I had no shoes...but then again, I won’t get blisters.... Dx 9/9/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 9/23/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 11/2/2015 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/31/2015 Femara (letrozole)
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Nov 22, 2020 07:56PM illimae wrote:

Stuffing is my favorite too but my absolute love is the full loaded after thanksgiving sandwich. I make mine on toasted white bread with mayo, turkey, gravy, stuffing and green bean casserole. It’s usually too big to bite and mushes out the sides but I just love it!

One guest dropped out because his son tested positive for Covid, one is coming on Tuesday and our friends that we always spend thanksgiving with arrived yesterday. They been careful before arriving and still sit 6 ft away, plus we open the windows most of the day, weather has been good for that.

Saw more donkeys the other day and the wild birds are finally adjusting to our presence.

Diagnosed at 41 Stage IV De Novo Dx 11/16/2016, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 1/2/2017 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/2/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 1/2/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Surgery 6/26/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 8/10/2017 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 10/5/2017, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+, HER2+ (IHC) Radiation Therapy 10/20/2017 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 4/18/2018 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 5/23/2019 External: Brain Surgery 1/22/2020 Radiation Therapy 2/17/2020 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 7/20/2020 External: Bone Radiation Therapy 12/4/2020 External: Brain Targeted Therapy Tukysa (tucatinib) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Nov 22, 2020 07:57PM CeliaC wrote:

Hello, all!

DH and I are doing fine here - staying in insofar as possible, taking the necessary precautions if we do go out. Our county is "red" as is almost every county in the state. Numbers eclipsing any others seen thus far. Very disturbing to see the number of people in airports/traveling on the national news this PM, people flouting the curfews in CA, etc. Who knows what the COVID numbers will be like after TG? We are going to stay in for 14 days whenever possible.

Last time I was "out" was for a pedi on Thurs. 11/19. I feel very safe as it is a medical pedicure facility, so things are sterilized/disinfected like a Dr's or Dentist's office. Almost 70 degrees that day so was able to wear sandals and have colored polish on my toes one more time this year!

Afterwards, went to Costco to get a $100 price adjustment on recently purchased Chromebook and promptly spent that credit in their liquor store. Bought a large bottle of their Irish Cream Liqueur, Fonseca's Port for DH, 2 bottles Matua Sauvignon Blanc and Veuve Cliquot Champagne (only $47.99). No TP or Paper Towels, but plenty of booze available!

Cami - That is just horrible that Les has to put up with derogatory remarks about being bi-polar. I so wish the stigma over such things as this & depression would go away. They are only chemical imbalances after all for which medication can work wonders.

Jazzy - Sounds like you are having some job challenges. Hang in there.

NM - Hope things settle down with your job as well.

Sandy - Sorry for the lack of definitive news re: your eye issues.

Lori - Sounds like things with DH might be getting better. Great drink recipe! Hope your stress level lessens soon.

JCS - Trip to the mountains sounds wonderful!

Fave TG Side Dish: Roasted Brussels & Carrots.

Signing off now. Good Sunday evening to all!


Dx 12/2/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/21/2016 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 2/20/2017 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 4/5/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Nov 23, 2020 05:29AM NativeMainer wrote:

Good Morning, Loungettes!Happy Monday Monkey Day! Yesterday was a totally lazy day. Never even got dressed! Seems like I do that a lot lately. Anyway, planning on having a talk with the Administrator today, hoping changes will follow. I just realized this is Thanksgiving week, somehow I thought there was another couple of weeks to the holiday!

Trying something new today, grocery pick up. I put in an order on line, have my time reserved, will be picking up after work. We'll see how it goes. One of my cousins has been doing this for a while now, and my brother and sister in law were doing it even before covid. I did notice that I spent a lot less than I usually do, didn't realize how much impulse buying I've been doing.

Silly Sadie says Hi to everyone, and reminds everyone that the holiday is special time to spend with family and loved ones in whatever way makes sense during the pandemic.

Goldie--sounds like DH is getting better, managing to get the oil changed. The rehab will do him good, I bet. Yes, it is the DON that is doing the bullying, but she is not the only one. So far, only to staff. I'm not sure why Sadie was so underfoot the other day other than she was picking up on my being upset about stuff at work. She never stops surprising me. Praying the first infusion goes well.

LOL about hair color!

Cammy Cat--aw, pretty kitteh, here's a kiss for you!

Kiss Icon Images, Stock Photos & Vectors | Shutterstock

Oh, my, Omaha Steaks! I've gotten those from time to time and they are GOOD! I hear you about the work thing. I tried to keep it to 8 hours. You better be eating, lady.

Jazzy--insurance stuff is so crazy. Don't blame you for letting the telehealth thing go. Telehealth stuff CAN work, but it takes a lot of behind the scenes work to make it go smoothly. My favorite Thanksgiving food is the combo of hot turkey, mashed potato, squash, all with butter and hot gravy, with cranberry on the side. I know, not one food, but I love the combo. Yes, I love the leftover or day after sandwich with all that on a slice of bread and smothered in gravy! I can't imagine red chili on anything, let alone everything! All those hot peppers make my tongue blister.

Chi--Happy Engagement Anniversary!

Illi--I'm not so crazy about the green bean casserole, but I never encountered that until I was an adult. Sorry about the guest who had to drop out. Hope the son has a mild illness.

Celia--I'm hoping for change at work, which often requires some work before calming down. But the job is worth making an effort to fix the problem. Still holding to my timeline, though.

Kiss cocktail recipe by Brian Miller

Kiss

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces gin
  • 3/4 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 3/4 ounce Dubonnet Rouge
  • 1/4 ounce Luxardo maraschino liqueur
  • Garnish: apple slice fan*

Steps

  1. Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass filled with ice.
  2. Stir until well-chilled, and strain into a cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with an apple slice fan.

*Apple slice fan: Stand an apple upright, and cut a chunk from the side, being careful to avoid the core and seeds. Lie the apple chunk face down, then halve it so that the apple flesh is exposed. Cut four thin slices from the exposed side. Place the apple pieces together, pierce them with a cocktail pick about one third of the way from the bottom. Then fan them out and place in your drink, resting the cocktail pick on the rim of the glass.

From <https://www.liquor.com/recipes/kiss/>

"I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival." Audre Lorde Dx 3/9/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/15/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/29/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/10/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/5/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/25/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/15/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/21/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Nov 23, 2020 08:11AM camillegal wrote:

Crazy Cat GIFs | Tenor

Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
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Nov 23, 2020 08:51AM camillegal wrote:

Mornin ladies,

Smooth travels today Lori and easy infusion for you.

Oh my fav is stuffing without a doubt. An Les really makes it good.Then yams, but the green bean casserole is getting tiresome, broccoli an cheese casserole has gotten to the top of my list. Jazzy I've never ever ha mashed turnip so I have no idea how it tastes. And since I don't like turkey no sandwich involved. Drink is root beer, well at least it has beer in there. I'm ordering desserts so way to many, I can't help it. I want a buffet of food like regular TG. Personally I like to graze for hours, Oh and I got a couple of appitizers, I know way to much and my kids will have a fit not cuz of the food cuz I probably won't eat much. I i have 1/2 cup of mac an cheese yesterday, jello and a breakfast burrito AND my ice cream at nite. see I'm eating.

Jazzy Joey and I would love to get a cat, but crazzy lucky is a nut plus the cat would have to many people to cling to an it wouldn't be mine alone like my other cats were. Cuz they lived with me alone and I came first evn after we moved here.

Celia u have everything planned out an it all seems good. U'll see it'll be fun.

Illi sorry about ur guest an stupid covid, but .better finding it out now then not at all. Hope all goes well with him.

Kim I really think Sadie feels more for u than u know. They do say our furbabies can tell us exactly what's going on and anxiety is an easy one for them. That's why she deserves so many belly rubs, u r thanking her.

Check in later ladies, have a good Monday, it well be a short week.

LUBS U ALL

Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
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Nov 23, 2020 08:57AM JCSLibrarian wrote:

Morning all! Back from the mountains. What a great short trip. It is so very wonderful to be with smart people willing to talk, listen and share ideas. We talk about things going on at the library, current events, family dynamics, etc. Everyone gets to share and no one is hateful or mean. Really makes me happy!

Now I will do my usual chores and start some Thanksgiving prep. Will be cooking a turkey breast with dressing. I love the dressing and gravy. I do love the open face sandwich the day after with bread, mashed potatoes, turkey and gravy. I have made the green bean casserole from scratch and no one really liked it. So back to the canned version along with a warm pineapple, cheese and Ritz crackers casserole. My DIL is bringing a small roasted pumpkin. That will be a first. Need to pair a wine and come up with a dessert. Looking forward to getting together with my small, but loving family.

Goldie - Good luck with the treatment. Side effects are so unknown, but once there can be treated or managed. Driving the long distance can be a problem. Do you have a backup plan?

Cami - Your life is so funny and full of living people!

Jazzy - Sounds like the job is under control for 2020. Everything is crazy!

For all the rest of us, Happy Thanksgiving! Stay safe. Give thanks for all that are healthy and look to the future for things to get better.

Dx 11/5/2018, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 2, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 12/19/2018 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 3/22/2019 Surgery 7/16/2019 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 8/12/2019 External
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Nov 23, 2020 09:05AM karen1956 wrote:

Several counties in Colorado are RED - but the governor added another color higher than red and it is Purple!!! No stay at home order yet, but restaurants close at 8 and no indoor dining, outside dining only 1 family that lives in the same household at a table. Gyms at 10%, last call at 8pm. I feel for the restaurants. We rarely eat out so personally does't impact us, but the owners and staff at restaurants are hurting. I do hope people will order take out. Other than the grocery store and DH occasional run to get beer, we social distance. I'm working remotely till January. I'm hoping my accommodations or a flexible work schedule will be approved for second semester - only 2 days/week in a building and no more than 2 buildings/week (I work 4 days). Both DH have underlying health conditions for worse case scenario if we were to get Covid, but not higher risk to get it. Plus the unknown long term risks scare both DH and me. We get out and walk at least 3 times/day but otherwise spend most of the day behind a screen.

I think stuffing (homemade) is my favorite - plus green bean casserole. But with just DH and me, no green bean casserole, cranberries as I'm the only one who eats it and too much for one person. I will make yams, stuffing and he smoked turkey legs and wings plus a pumpkin pie which will probably only get half eaten. I really miss the days of cooking for a household of people and company.

DH took the week off and I'm off so we are going to take advantage of day hikes in the area.

Have a great day. Stay safe and stay healthy.

Karen in Denver, Dx 02/03/2006, ILC, stage IIIa, ER/PR+, HER2-,
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Nov 23, 2020 06:48PM - edited Nov 23, 2020 06:52PM by ChiSandy

We're not doing green bean casserole either--it's not one of the sides Cellars is offering. Never really liked it (in fact, never had it till I moved to Chicago and a friend made it when she hosted T-day dinner). Another friend used to make it from scratch--even making a bechamel and frizzling the onions. My MIL used to make creamed pearl onions; Bob's aunt used cipolline. I did that too, but instead of cream sauce I simmered them in a balsamic butter reduction.

The kids are coming over Wed. night for hot drinks & pumpkin pie (I bought Ben & Jerry's vanilla to top it because Gordy has always detested whipped cream). They want hot toddies & gløgg (we have plenty of red wine and vodka to spike it). We don't have dark rum or brown sugar (just brown erythritol) and are running low on butter, so no hot buttered rum. Game plan is to sit out on the deck, but if it's raining we'll move it out front to the porch, which is covered. Will scrounge around the attic & basement for the little ceramic disk space heater and run an extension cord to the outlet closest to either the back or front door. I'm sure it'd be safe if we sat 6' apart indoors with windows & open (although not wide enough for cats to sneak out any unscreened windows) and wearing masks between bites & sips, but I'd rather be safe than sorry.

If Leslie gets really cold, my old size 2X shearling coat should fit her. (It's too big, acc. to the tailor, to take in without taking the seams apart--I moved the buttons as best I could). And I'd have an excuse to wear my mom's mink. (According to her, the critters committed suicide).

IL's new-case count dipped below 9K, and both positivity and test-positivity rates have dropped too. If compliance with Tier 3 mitigations continues to work, we may be back to Tier 2 or even Tier 1 mitigations by Christmas.

Not sure about DOTD for tonight because I don't know what we'll eat or if Bob's coming home for dinner. I found an independent liquor store in Evanston that has Mommessin's Beauj. Nouveau, so I might order ahead and do curbside.

Diagnosed at 64 on routine annual mammo, no lump. OncotypeDX 16. I cried because I had no shoes...but then again, I won’t get blisters.... Dx 9/9/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 9/23/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 11/2/2015 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/31/2015 Femara (letrozole)
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Nov 24, 2020 05:25AM NativeMainer wrote:

Good Morning, Loungettes!Happy Twofer Tuesday! Waking up to a chilly ayem with quite the breeze and talk of wind chill factors. Brrr. Didn't get a chance to talk to the Administrator yesterday, going to try for today.

Covid cases are skyrocketing. Maine CDC won't be following people through the entire illness anymore, there will be one contact with info and education, then referrals to social services if more help is needed. More cases at the big local hospital now than there has been all summer.

Cammy Cat--I like the idea of grazing for hours off a buffet of Thanksgiving foods! I would still eat way too much, but it would be over the day and not just at one meal, so probably more comfortable, right? Glad to see you are eating. You are probably right about Sadie knowing what's going on with me more than I do myself sometimes. And I give her belly rubs just as often as I can! I hope I'm giving her a good life.

Librarian--glad you had a good trip and a good visit with good talks. I've never heard of pineapple, cheese and ritz casserole, it sounds intriguing! Care to share the recipe? The roasted pumpkin sounds like a fun idea, too!

Karen--my goodness, adding a color to the top of the risk spectrum is frightening! I'm surprised there isn't a complete shutdown at that level, but I'm sure the governor knows what is best to do. Hope your work situation stays the same next semester.

Chi--LOLL at the minks committing suicide! Too funny! Sounds like your get together should be pretty safe. Glad to hear the case count is slowing down, hopefully your area has turned the corner on this wave.

Pass The Turkey Cocktail

Pass The Turkey Cocktail

You will need:

1 ½ oz. Wild Turkey Bourbon

2 oz Apple Cider

1 tbs Cranberry Jelly

1 Sprig Fresh Sage

1 Sprig Fresh Thyme

Instructions:

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle sage and thyme with apple cider.
  2. Add ice, top with Wild Turkey and cranberry jelly.
  3. Shake well, strain over ice in a glass rimmed with turkey jus and breadcrumbs.

From <http://www.sweetpaulmag.com/food/pass-the-turkey-cocktail>

"I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival." Audre Lorde Dx 3/9/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/15/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/29/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/10/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/5/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/25/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/15/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/21/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Nov 24, 2020 07:15AM goldie0827 wrote:

I put a post on FB, but did not include this. I almost had 2 explosions with just barely getting to the bathroom in time! The 2nd one whilst getting my Faslodex injections. Told the gal she really needed to hurry as I needed the bathroom right away, that I was going to have "D". How embarrassing!

The post....

Finally got my next treatment that I have been waiting for for over a month. 2 and 1/2 hour infusion. Was doing fine until it was all done. Not feeling so well, so asked for one of those bags (you know which ones I mean). Good thing, as I needed it not more than 10 minutes from the cancer center. Good thing I was exiting the freeway! Also, super tired. Longest 4 hour drive home ever. Feeling a bit better this morning, but sleep was not good last night. Do it again in 3 weeks, but not as strong a dose, they call that one I had a "loading" dose. Next one will only take an hour.

Not a big Green Bean casserole fan, but Cami, I love a broccoli and cheese caserole. My problem, I am the only one that eats this stuff, hard to make for one! Before I came to AZ, I would put ham in it and make it a meal. What does Les put in her stuffing?

Karen purple? What all does that consist of?

NM, hopefully you can get to the admin today. I just hope it's not something they are aware of and not doing anything about it.

Along with everyone else, my favorite is the stuffing. I like making hot turkey sandwiches, even the first day, covered with gravy.

Sorry to not address all. Just not up to it. Have to head out again today, DH has appt. with urologist to see about these kidney stones.

AKA - Sugar Lusty Heat! Hair pictures on my profile. DON'T LOOK DOWN ON ANYBODY, UNLESS YOU'RE PICKING THEM UP! Dx 3/27/2008, DCIS, Right, 5cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 2/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 7/2014, ILC, Right, Stage IV, 2/2 nodes, ER+, HER2- Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Nov 24, 2020 08:55AM JCSLibrarian wrote:

Pineapple Au Gratin

2 large cans of pineapple chunks, drained

1 cup sugar

6 tablespoons flour

2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated

30 Ritz crackers, crushed

1 stick butter, melted

Mix all except Ritz crackers and butter in 2-quart casserole dish. Sprinkle crushedRitz cracker crumbs over top. Pour melted margarine over crackers. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Serves 6 or more.

I usually cut the recipe in half and use tidbits rather than chunks. It is sweet and is served warm. A nice balance to the many savory dishes at Thanksgiving.

Goldie - I am so sorry about your experience at the infusion. Fingers crossed the second infusion goes better. Also sorry you are back on the road again. Maybe Thursday and Friday you can read, rest and watch Netflix.

Gotta get busy!

Dx 11/5/2018, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 2, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 12/19/2018 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 3/22/2019 Surgery 7/16/2019 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 8/12/2019 External
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Nov 24, 2020 06:06PM karen1956 wrote:

Purple is now the "new" red. If G-d forbid we get to purple everything will shut down like last spring. I'm not so sure that the governor knows what he is doing, but he's the one getting paid the big bucks!! The news just announced that the state might see the death toll double in the next 5 weeks. Cases are slowing but more people are contagious than during the whole pandemic. 1 in 41 are thought to be contagious. There is a shortage in ICU beds and staff. Why can't people follow the necessary protocol of masks, 6 feet and washing hands. The governor has formed a task force to figure out how to get kids in school, in person, second semester. It will be interesting to see what they come up with.

Lori - hope you are feeling better and hoping the next treatment is easier on you.

Stay safe and stay healthy

Karen in Denver, Dx 02/03/2006, ILC, stage IIIa, ER/PR+, HER2-,
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Nov 25, 2020 05:14AM NativeMainer wrote:

Good Morning, Loungettes! Happy Hump Day!Happy Turkey Day Eve!

I didn't get to talk to the Admin yesterday, we started to a couple of times but urgent things came up. I know he will make sure we get a chance to talk today. If he doesn't I will. I need to make this conversation happen so I can decide what I am going to do work-wise, sooner than the middle of January. It's getting too hard to go to work wondering what kind of day it's going to be.

Sadie has been making very good use of her very cold, wet nose this ayem, nudging me under my arm and begging for ear scratches. Boy, her nose can get some cold when it's cold outside! In the teens overnight.

Goldie--oh, my, how horrible to have the D hit like that! I hope the regular doses will be less disruptive on your systems. Seems the hot turkey sandwiches are a fan favorite all over! When I was growing up Mom would roast a turkey with stuffing on Christmas, getting up really early to put it in so it would be ready by lunchtime. Then she would make gravy and Dad would carve the turkey. Piled up paper plates and put a loaf of bread on the counter next to the stove and everyone helped themselves when they got hungry. That way Mom didn't have to cook all day and we still got a hearty, hot meal. Oh, yes, there would be pies, too. My brother and I would make sandwiches if we didn't want to stop playing or whatever we were doing, Mom and Dad usually made up a plate like a regular meal. I still remember picking a piece of turkey meat off the carcass every time I walked by it!

Librarian--thanks for sharing the recipe! Silly, me, I saw Au Gratin and assumed there were potatoes in it!

Karen--Why can't people do the mask and distancing thing indeed? Just too self-centered these days. The problem is, those people don't end up suffering the way the people they infect and the families of those who die do.

Turkey and Sage Cocktail Recipe

Turkey and Sage Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 20 fresh sage leaves
  • 4 ounces Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin butter (see note)
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice, from one lemon
  • 4 dashes Angostura bitters

Directions

  1. 1.
    Reserve two sage leaves for garnish and muddle the rest gently in a cocktail shaker.
  2. 2.
    Fill the shaker with ice. Add bourbon, pumpkin butter, lemon juice, and bitters. Shake until well-chilled, about 20 seconds.
  3. 3.
    Strain evenly into two coupe glasses and float a sage leaf on top of each drink.

From <https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2013/10/turkey-sage-cocktail-pumpkin-bourbon-drink-recipe-thanksgiving-cocktail.html>

"I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival." Audre Lorde Dx 3/9/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/15/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/29/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/10/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/5/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/25/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/15/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/21/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Nov 25, 2020 05:29AM camillegal wrote:

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Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
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Nov 25, 2020 06:44AM camillegal wrote:

Mornin ladies,

Lori I'm so very sorry that infusion took so much out of you, hopefullu the next and the rest won't be so bad. But on top of that that stupid ride u have to do, makes it worr I think, just the thought of it. For sure u have to rest this week end no matter what. How do u feel today??

JC I was curious about the pineapple cheese thing too. Sounds interesting and I never heard of it. I t must be good tho. Glad u had such a good time with ur friends, that's what friends are for.And roasted pumpkin??? Another dish I never had.

Karen purple is a new color for me on this thing. I wonder if anyone knows consequences this is all new piece by piece.BTW can u freeze the rest of the pie in pieces, then u can have a piece when u feel like it.I know utake caution with ur hikes but it's good to have them.

Sandy it's good to order as much as u can <well I think so> an nice u'll have Gordy and Leslie over too. U certainly have good taste so I'm sure everything will be great for all of u to enjoy.

Kim how could u possible say u hope ur a good mommy to sadie??? U 2 are a team and u've given her the best home possible that's why she loves and takes care of u so. An I enjoy sending rubs cuz I'm jelly u get so many in. I would enjoy her so much.

Leslie's stuffing is pretty normal, she fries really chopped up onion and celery first and cooks it, then ads Italian sausage <out of casing> all chopped up and broth an adds stuffing mix <no sage>, that's all I know that she does actually. I haven't made it in so long I've forgotten.It seems like most of us like that the best, green been casserole Mey, I prefer broccoli and cheese, green beans have been one forever and tired of it.But I also like yams with syrup and butter and marshmellows too.An that's so easy I can stil make it.I don't eat turkey, never liked it, but everything else is good. I used to make <when we were about 30 people> a huge mashed potatoe casserole that could be made ahead of time and that was good, well everyone liked it anyway. I used to make as much as I could the night before and throw everything in the oven <I had 2 ovens> so it wasn't that hard on TG. But now we use paper plates to even make it easier, there's still dishes to wash anyway. We are ordering most of the dinner so now it's even easier. I remember my dad saying grace, for being an atheist he really did a good job or my mom would kick him, she was famous for that and knuckling arms <that hurt>.That's the cruelest thing she did. I don't know how we did it, it was always a sit down dinner and everything was hot a nd ready and so many people. We always had it at my house <my parents actually, but I lived alone with my kids and they moved> I told u I was spoiled, and I'd put the dining table in the living room with all the boards and a small table in the dining room <kids> no one sat in the kitchen tho but it was great and fun. My dad took care of the turkey tho. And everyone brought food. Oh I'm thinking of those days this morning, bittersweet. I'm so thankful for the family I had it was wonderful. OK nuff of that.

I hope everyone here has a happy Thanksgiving Eve and feels good.

LUBS U ALL

Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
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Nov 25, 2020 08:21AM goldie0827 wrote:

JCS, interesting dish. Never heard of it before, but I think I would want to try it from someone else before making it. I'm not a reader, don't have Netflix and the only time I know how to rest is at night when I go to bed. I always have too much to do around the house, there's always something that needs to be cleaned and I still have things to do outside.

Karen, I like seeing a ratio, 1 in 41. Is that just for CO. The thing that angers me is they mandate masks, but for those that don't wear them, there are no reprocussions. Frickin fine them, throw them in jail and don't give them masks....geesh!

NM, I do the same with a roast, a little gravy on my plate, then the bread with roast on it, a little more gravy, top with another slice of bread and cover that with gravy.....yuuuuuuuummmmmmm. One of my favorite comfort foods. Hopefully you will get to that admin today.

Cami, I'm feeling fine today, felt ok yesterday too. As for the drive, I don't mind it. I like to drive and it's a pretty drive, but going every 3 weeks might end up being a lot! What's mashed potato casserole? Ok, so I make my dressing about the same, but I do use sage and I use breakfast sausage instead of Italian. OH MY, your dad saying grace and is an athiest! What is knuckling arms?

I set my bread out yesterday to dry, white, sour dough and rye. I think I will make me my own small batch and put some pecans or walnuts in it, never had it like that.

AKA - Sugar Lusty Heat! Hair pictures on my profile. DON'T LOOK DOWN ON ANYBODY, UNLESS YOU'RE PICKING THEM UP! Dx 3/27/2008, DCIS, Right, 5cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 2/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 7/2014, ILC, Right, Stage IV, 2/2 nodes, ER+, HER2- Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Nov 25, 2020 09:07AM Jazzygirl wrote:

Good morning ladies- just quick hello to wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday and long weekend!


Dx 9/14/2012, DCIS, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 9/14/2012, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/14/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Surgery 11/14/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Surgery 11/14/2012 Lumpectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 1/6/2013 Breast Radiation Therapy 2/24/2013 Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/21/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane)
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Nov 25, 2020 09:13AM karen1956 wrote:

Lori - those are Colorado numbers. I agree with you that there are no consequences for not wear a mask or social distancing. They want to claim its violating their rights but what about all the people they gave Covid to!!!

I bought a ww bacquet (sp) to make my stuffing - saute celery, onions, maybe apples, maybe walnuts whatever the heart desires when I make it, brown the crispy bread I use water as the liquid and once its made on the stove top, I bake it in the oven to kept crispy on top.

Cami - I could freeze the rest of the pie, but after Thanksgiving I generally tire of it. But maybe I'll give it a try this year. When the kids were home, I always made 3 or 4 pies and they would all be gone within a few days. Pumpkin and pecan. I think I once tried choc chip pecan.

Have a great day before Thanksgiving Day! Stay safe and stay healthy.

Karen in Denver, Dx 02/03/2006, ILC, stage IIIa, ER/PR+, HER2-,
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Nov 25, 2020 03:24PM mistyeyes wrote:

Hello all - 'wild sweet potato' here.

I am getting hungry reading all about the posts about food. I keep trying to think of my favorite, but I love all of it and keep changing my favorite every few minutes. I am making Thanksgiving dinner and my kids and grandchildren will be coming and they will bring some food. My mom will come and fix a plate to go for her and my dad. Last year she made a plate for the guy across the street, so she probably will do that again, he does some yard work and odd jobs for her.

I took next week off and I am so excited about being off. We have been busy and I am getting burned out. In my head I have so many things I want to get done, I never can do all the things I think I want to do - sometimes it is just because I am tired or lazy and just want to hang out at home and rest. I am hoping to get a big chunk of my Christmas shopping done.

Goldie- sorry the 1st treatment was rough, hope the following ones will be easier. You and your husband have had your share of health woes this year.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all and wear stretchy pants so you will be comfortable eating all that food!

IDC right- Stage IIA, Grade 3,ER-,PR+,HER2+ Dx 11/15/2016, Right, PR+, HER2+
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Nov 25, 2020 09:34PM ChiSandy wrote:

We had the kids over for outdoor masked & distanced drinks & pumpkin pie (they didn't want antipasti--and I didn't feel like peeling & deviling eggs). DsOTD: Rusty Nails (2:1 Glenlivet & Drambuie) for Bob & Leslie; hot buttered rum (hot water, Kirkland spiced rum, brown monkfruit "sugar," a pat of butter) for Gordy & me. Nursing a small flute of Mumm Napa 2012 DVX Brut as I type this (it's for my back--that's my story & I'm sticking to it).

We were out on the deck at first (leather jacket was warm enough, no need to haul out the mink) until the rain kicked back up--so we moved to the front porch. Chilly weather, warm company!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Diagnosed at 64 on routine annual mammo, no lump. OncotypeDX 16. I cried because I had no shoes...but then again, I won’t get blisters.... Dx 9/9/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 9/23/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 11/2/2015 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/31/2015 Femara (letrozole)
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Nov 26, 2020 06:53AM NativeMainer wrote:

Good Morning, Loungettes!Happy Turkey Day! Waking up to rain and sleet this ayem. Its supposed to change over to all rain shortly. Got some snow yesterday and overnight, now have a nice pretty coating on the ground and trees.

Sadie says Woof to everyone!

Cammy Cat--Sadie says to tell you that the belly rubs you send are just about the best ever! I think she's trying to make me jealous so I'll give her even more! She is such a Silly pooch, and really knows just how to manage me. It seems like everyone has a favorite stuffing recipe. Mine is my grandmother's.I have a copy of the recipe in her own handwriting that I treasure. It's a typical, old-fashioned one:

Stuffing

Tear up old bread into pieces, enough to fill a largish cooking bowl. I use the blue one.

Add a small, left over boiled potato

Butter, the size of a walnut

Medium onion finely chopped

Mash together with your hands, sprinkling with water as you go

When soft and mushy add poultry seasoning until it turns gray

Cook in the turkey, squirting hot juice into the stuffing when you baste the bird

Goldie--Didn't get to the Admin yesterday. We tried to get together privately a few times, but always got interrupted by a crisis or emergency. Oh, my, hot roast beef sandwiches, those are sooo goood, too! I never realized people put sausage or nuts in stuffing until I was in college and a bunch of us were comparing upcoming Thanksgiving dinners at home! There is an amazing variety of ways to make stuffing! And then I learned it's called dressing in some areas. I grew up hearing about making Turkey and all the dressing, meaning turkey, stuffing, mashed potato, gravy, squash, carrots, rolls, cranberry sauce, and pies for dessert.

Jazzy--YES!That looks like FUN!!!

Karen--chocolate chip pecan pie?WOW!

Misty--I have the same problem with choosing a favorite, I think it's the combination that I love the most. So nice of your Mom to make up plates to take to people.

Chi--Chilly weather, warm company, what a wonderful turn of phrase!


The Turkey's Wattle

Ingredients

Ingredient Checklist

  • 2 1/2 ounces rye whiskey, preferably Wild Turkey Rye 101 proof
  • 3/4 teaspoon St. Elizabeth allspice dram (rum-based allspice liqueur)
  • 1 ounce chilled apple cider
  • 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
  • Two 6-inch strips of orange zest
  • Ice
  • 2 ounces chilled ginger beer

Directions


In a cocktail shaker, combine the whiskey, allspice dram, cider, Simple Syrup and 1 of the orange zest strips. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well, then strain into a chilled ice-filled collins glass. Stir in the ginger beer and garnish with the remaining strip of orange zest.

From <https://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/turkeys-wattle>

"I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival." Audre Lorde Dx 3/9/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/15/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/29/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/10/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/5/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/25/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/15/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/21/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Nov 26, 2020 07:33AM goldie0827 wrote:

Oh man, the fatigue hit me like a ton of bricks yesterday around 3 in the afternoon yesterday, went to bed at 6 and didn't get up, other than 3 times to pee, until 5:30! So really glad my step DD and DH didn't come. Got some stuff outside and all my stuffed prepped for the stuffing/dressing. I'm going to do sausage, onion, garlic, mushrooms, apple, celery, herbs and chicken stock. Sage and parsley I can get out of the garden. I'm making 2 pans, one for me and one for the neighbors. But we are having steak and shrimp scampi. Y'all know how much my DH won't eat! I bought rye bed to put in the dressing, but only part of it, so I made DH and I Patty Melts yesterday, boy were they yummy.

Karen, baguettes? I think they are also called what you wrote. But what's the WW?

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Misty, enjoy the time with the kids and grands. Nice that your mom will come and grab a few plates and nice of her to take some to her neighbor, providing you have enough! Which sounds like you need to make quite a bit. Enjoy that week off. I hear ya about wanting to get so many things done but not getting there. I do that every day!!!

Sandy, nice that the kids made it and you were able to sit outside.

NM, of course you cherish that recipe. I love the butter, size of a walnut. And the special bowl to use. Never had it with a boiled potato. But I was looking yesterday at recipes and found a site that had 50. OMG, rice, squash, kale, all kinds of varieties! I'm enjoying our winter so far, it's been delighful. But as you know, we have already had 2 snows. Gosh, you are having a time with getting to that admin. Could it be done over the phone when you aren't working? I think you were going to your moms? No Sadie tho, right? Hopefully she'll get some scraps of something and you can give her some rubs from me, along with some butt scrunches!

Here's the link with all the dressing recipes.

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/articles/mix-a...

Wishing everyone a safe holiday and that no one gets sick. I'm really worried about what is going to happen, it's not going to be good!

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