Judy, I'm just glad we were home and DH decided to check the furnace filter. He hasn't gone in the basement in awhile so it was a real lucky thing that he did that. It was alot of work but could have been alot worse.
BTW, he did complain that the cost of water heaters has gone up. Last time he bought one was 30 yrs. back and they were $150 and that included installing. This one (gas) was over $300 not with installation or delivery.
P.S. Guess we got ourselves a "little" project! (the installation)View Thread
We used to have a crock on the stove to save the fat drippings (aka LARD) to cook with later. My Mom used lard, butter, then margarine. Dad ate all her cooking and lived to 101. He ate pies and cookies and alot of nuts (we had a walunt tree). He was very active and never had a weight problem.
You deserve compliments on your weightloss, Kim. What fun to put on that old smock. I love it when I see poeple, like you, hold up their old jeans and they can fit their whole body in one pant leg.....so COOL! Just incredible how these healthy choices add up.
Bummer, my DH just discovered the water heater burst. Mopping up, mopping up........OK, bright side, good exercise. Probably will skip dance tonight. This could be all day project. Will stay out of his way until needed. I did help mop, though.
Must not get derailed with eating plan! This will be tough. I don't do well when I have down time or plans change. Guess I am boredom eater/mindless eating. No no remind self of those TWO STICKS of butter that can become ONE POUND!!!
Helene, My Mom used to tell me about mixing margarine with the red color. They did that during the Depression when butter was not available. They would have card parties and for their treat, it would be baked bread and that margarine. They also could not get nylon stockings and put some dye on their legs and would have to draw line to make that seam that was popular in ladies nylons (on the back of the leg). So this would create the effect of having nylons on.
I use the "I Can't Believe it's Not Butter" spray. I don't like the greasy after taste from butter even though I like the flavor. I don't bake so I just use the spray olive oil and Canola oil for eggs and the such. I don't use alot of any of the sprays.
I do see the health benefits of using natural over man-made products, though.
I use those small plastic salad dressing/condiment ramekins you get at restaurants. I wash them and re use for my "measured" dips. By using these I can ration my dips and have gotten accustomed to using less dip on my foods.
This really is a learning process.
You are being a good step-mom by taking the time to share. This may not happen that she will change quickly, but at least you are planting the information. When she is ready she will use it. We all had to get to our "ready-spot".
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