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January 21, 2022


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Ally Bean

I'm glad to see your fireplace situation is fixed. Is this the same boyfriend for the last few years or a new one I missed along the way? I know nothing about French Silk Pie so no help there. So sorry to read about the car problems, but happy to read about your mother. Did I miss any issue here? Take care Margaret.


Margaret I enjoyed reading about your mom, how terrific! Your grandson also keeps getting more handsome it seems--that's a great photo. Loved seeing Mari up there, and your tasty chocolate crust. But I am sorry about Younger Daughter... even though I feel she and your family may be a little safer from his non-vaccinated atoms.


Your fireplace does look great now that it is leveled out. Nice to have the powerful warmth of it.
Sorry about your daughter's boyfriend. Blessings in disguise sometimes!
So happy your mom is feeling so much better and had the water retention come off. She certainly must feel
like a whole new woman again. I hope she stays healthy for her pacemaker surgery though.
I was looking for a picture of the completed French Silk Pie. Sounds delicious and I agree, what could be
bad about it? Mmmm!
It's cold and nasty here these last few days. Highs of -2 below, over night temps of 30 below. Today the wind is
howling across the field right into my living room and its chilly in here with that happening. Supposed to get
1-3 inches of snow again. I want Spring!!


I didn't know it could get so cold as to need to add air to your car tires. Glad the RiteAid helped out. So, where are the brass stripes on the fireplace, eh? At least younger daughter hadn't rushed into marriage. Easier to recover if he was just boyfriend: maybe her doc suggested hanging out with vaxxed guys. Glad your cute grandson is sending cheery vibes. Linda in Kansas


Matchmaker, matchmaker…;~)


Tell Younger Daughter she deserves only the best and this guy did not meet the mark. There's somebody out there and she will meet Mr. Right. You are brave to take on Silk pie. I'm no cook and Silk pie sounds more complicated than anything I could take on. Cars in the cold can be unreliable; tires and batteries seem the most impacted. Hopefully the repair shop can make her car cold weather reliable. I'm glad your Mom is feeling better. Like you state, she's got to be careful as she prepares for her surgery. Mari is adorable enjoying her special treat. Your fireplace looks lovely and perfect. The smile on your grandson's face is joyous... Thank you for sharing and spreading the joy.

Joanne Noagon

Wow. So much news!. Best of luck to mom.


Sorry about your daughter and her boyfriend. I think keeping busy is best when things are hard. She'll get through it and something bigger and better is waiting for her.

Your fireplace looks great and cozy!!!

Hope your daughter gets her car issues sorted out. Sometimes we get hit with lots of troubles all at the same time. Hopefully brighter times are ahead. Your grandson is a charmer.


Hhere I be in my 75th year, having never heard of French Silk pie. Of course, maybe I have and senility prevents me from remembering. 😎

Your post is filled with good news and a little bad. I put your daughter’s breakup on the good side of the ledger. 😀


I'm so glad your mom is better. What a huge relief for you and her:)

You had mentioned french silk pie and I bought what I would need to make it before Christmas but Christmas was such a shit show, I never got around to it. Maybe today.

I'm sorry about your daughter and her boyfriend but maybe it's for the best.

Tonya Watkins

Such good (and remarkable!) news about your mom. And sad for YD. :o( Very hard to be alone at first—I've known so many women who just can't stand being alone, so they jump into yet another (dodgy) relationship. But, it's ultimately a good thing to learn to be content with your own company. And then go forth.

Oh! Little Guy is SO charming and sparkly!

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