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Good thing? Bad thing? My two offspring who live in Wichita came over & ate the last of my pumpkin pies. I made two.

Son-in-law Ray=1/4 of a pie

Son Jeff=1/2 of a pie

Daughter Kim=1/2 of a pie

Me, shame, shame, 3/4 of a pie —well, the maker/baker deserves it

All over two days

If one of my kids hadn’t shown up yesterday, I would have totaled a whole pie in two days. With trepidation, I got on the scales this morning. Actually lost a pound, go figure. Maybe that’s because I didn’t eat much of anything else but pie! 😁 ahhh, wonderful way to live.

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34 minutes ago, Betty LaRue said:

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Good thing? Bad thing? My two offspring who live in Wichita came over & ate the last of my pumpkin pies. I made two.

Son-in-law Ray=1/4 of a pie

Son Jeff=1/2 of a pie

Daughter Kim=1/2 of a pie

Me, shame, shame, 3/4 of a pie —well, the maker/baker deserves it

All over two days

If one of my kids hadn’t shown up yesterday, I would have totaled a whole pie in two days. With trepidation, I got on the scales this morning. Actually lost a pound, go figure. Maybe that’s because I didn’t eat much of anything else but pie! 😁 ahhh, wonderful way to live.

 

Thats great Betty.

 

Problem for me is the pastry is too hihg in SATFATS so have to  avoid.  Can still eat the fillings though.

 

Allan

 

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19 minutes ago, Allan Bell said:

 

 

 

Problem for me is the pastry is too hihg in SATFATS so have to  avoid.  Can still eat the fillings though.

 

Allan

 

You can substitute an unsaturated spread. We always use it. As long as there's enough fat of any sort the pastry's fine.

https://www.bhf.org.uk/informationsupport/heart-matters-magazine/nutrition/healthy-pies

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4 hours ago, Allan Bell said:

 

Thats great Betty.

 

Problem for me is the pastry is too hihg in SATFATS so have to  avoid.  Can still eat the fillings though.

 

Allan

 

I make my pastry with vegetable shortening. I don’t use animal lard, although when I was a pup lard is what Mother taught me to make pastry with. I began using vegetable shortening soon as I married. 
My doctor told me while one is on a low cholesterol diet, it’s ok to occasionally treat oneself. I maybe make a pie every two or three months, so I don’t feel bad indulging.

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This good thing started as a bad thing. I lost my specs and urgently needed a new pair so I had an eye test at the local opticians. I agreed to pay extra to check for any health issues and they found something abnormal at the rear of my left eye. The optician referred me to the eye infirmary where they took further photos of my eyes. Yesterday I was told to expect a phone call to discuss the outcome. I was a tad  jittery, and the call came late, and when it did the person I spoke to said that he would be arranging for me to take further tests.

 

 However, about 30 minutes later I received a further call. A specialist had reviewed the evidence and decided that it was probably a freckle on the rear of my eyeball. Outcome no further tests at this time but a recommendation that I pay another visit to the optician in a year's time. Greatly relieved !

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38 minutes ago, Bryan said:

This good thing started as a bad thing. I lost my specs and urgently needed a new pair so I had an eye test at the local opticians. I agreed to pay extra to check for any health issues and they found something abnormal at the rear of my left eye. The optician referred me to the eye infirmary where they took further photos of my eyes. Yesterday I was told to expect a phone call to discuss the outcome. I was a tad  jittery, and the call came late, and when it did the person I spoke to said that he would be arranging for me to take further tests.

 

 However, about 30 minutes later I received a further call. A specialist had reviewed the evidence and decided that it was probably a freckle on the rear of my eyeball. Outcome no further tests at this time but a recommendation that I pay another visit to the optician in a year's time. Greatly relieved !

That must have been a worrying few hours. Glad its all OK!

Hugh

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5 hours ago, Bryan said:

This good thing started as a bad thing. I lost my specs and urgently needed a new pair so I had an eye test at the local opticians. I agreed to pay extra to check for any health issues and they found something abnormal at the rear of my left eye. The optician referred me to the eye infirmary where they took further photos of my eyes. Yesterday I was told to expect a phone call to discuss the outcome. I was a tad  jittery, and the call came late, and when it did the person I spoke to said that he would be arranging for me to take further tests.

 

 However, about 30 minutes later I received a further call. A specialist had reviewed the evidence and decided that it was probably a freckle on the rear of my eyeball. Outcome no further tests at this time but a recommendation that I pay another visit to the optician in a year's time. Greatly relieved !

 

I have a freckle too. They take a picture of it every year. Pretty amazing that they can take pictures of the inside of our eyes.

 

Paulette

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12 hours ago, NYCat said:

 

I have a freckle too. They take a picture of it every year. Pretty amazing that they can take pictures of the inside of our eyes.

 

Paulette

That was possible in the late 70s (and before) when I went to work for an ophthalmologist. He regularly took pictures of the retina. There is a small depression on the retina where visual acuity is it’s best. People who have glaucoma (high pressure) often have pictures taken of that retinal depression to see if it deepens over time, which glaucoma damage can do, which isn’t good. 
I actually have a freckle on my iris…the colored part of one’s eye. In my case my eye color is blue/green. The freckle is a rusty amber-brown color.

 

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Too easy to replicate so not posted but a direct sale in today £400.00 gross. Thanks Alamy.

 

Country: Worldwide ; Usage: iQ sale: Magazine, editorial print and digital use,  up to 1/4 page, cover and/or inside, repeat use within a single issue ;  Industry Sector: Media, design & publishing ; 

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My area has been in “exceptional” drought for months. Exceptional designation is as bad as it gets. The good thing is in the past 10 days, my rain gauge recorded 3 rains totaling nearly 3 inches. Expecting a bit more light rain today, more possible Thursday & Friday.

It will take a lot more to replenish the water table, & I think our wheat crop is already damaged beyond redemption. But it’s a start.

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9 hours ago, Jeffrey Isaac Greenberg said:

other agency March report nice

~$2725 net, up near 50% vs few previous months

 👍= 👍= 👍= 👍

 

I'm very impressed by your recent pics on Alamy. You have an incredible rapport with the people that you photograph.

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On 15/05/2023 at 12:06, Betty LaRue said:

It will take a lot more to replenish the water table...

oh my Wichita Betty
according to newest drought info
you'll be needing several more inches...?
https://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/CurrentMap/StateDroughtMonitor.aspx?KS
now incorporate this map in a stock photo & sell it !!!
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22 hours ago, Jeffrey Isaac Greenberg said:
oh my Wichita Betty
according to newest drought info
you'll be needing several more inches...?
https://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/CurrentMap/StateDroughtMonitor.aspx?KS
now incorporate this map in a stock photo & sell it !!!

I can’t find an area that demonstrates drought here. In Oklahoma City, where I lived for so long, I could drive a few miles (5) to Lake Hefner & show high & dry boat ramps, sailboats, fishing dock floats and receded water. I’d probably have to drive around a lot in Kansas countryside to find a stunted wheat field that would properly show up enough in a photo from the road. if I was lucky enough to find it after a half-tank of gasoline or more.

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1 hour ago, Ed Rooney said:

 

 

20 May -- It's World Bee Day! Take a bee to lunch.

 

I read a story about entitled persons. It read: "My neighbour has beehives. His bees come in my garden to feed on my flowers nectar. Am I entitled to a share of his honey sales?"  🤪

 

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There's a bee in this frame but she hid in a flower when I tried to snap her picture. She's a shy bee. Bees I like. Hornets I can live without. 

 

 

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I think this one went to lunch without me. In actuality, it had been gathering pollen from the open flowers, & stopped off on this  one to busily rake the pollen into balls (corbicula) on its hind legs. It was so busy it paid me no mind.

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9 hours ago, Ed Rooney said:

Hornets I can live without. 

You don't see many in the UK, but we do have wasps, which are smaller. You can swat a wasp with a tabloid newspaper, but for a hornet you need the Sunday Times. All of it.

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7 hours ago, Betty LaRue said:

I think this one went to lunch without me. In actuality, it had been gathering pollen from the open flowers, & stopped off on this  one to busily rake the pollen into balls (corbicula) on its hind legs. It was so busy it paid me no mind.

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This is beautiful Betty! Sometimes I feel like that bee looks, after a good BBQ dinner.  Takes an awful lot of napkins to clean me up!

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2 minutes ago, Michael Ventura said:

This is beautiful Betty! Sometimes I feel like that bee looks, after a good BBQ dinner.  Takes an awful lot of napkins to clean me up!

Thank you, Michael!  I have several Rose of Sharon shrubs, and the bees and bumblebees love the blooms.  They won't bloom until July most likely, but then I'll be in bee heaven.

I know what you mean about getting food all over, I'm sorry to say.  And not only on me, but crumbs on the table around my plate.  A sorry state of affairs from being a fast eater.

 

When I was in junior high school, I didn't have money to buy my lunch & it was embarrassing to brown-bag it because pretty much nobody did.  I had to walk a mile home to lunch, (no matter the weather) gulp it down & get back to class in 45 minutes or so. May have been 40 minutes.  I learned to become an extremely fast walker and a very fast eater. I only had about 5 minutes to eat because I had to walk so far & I had to brush my teeth after eating. It's good that I have long legs & they have always been well-muscled.

I've never learned to slow down. So my food goes everywhere....:D But walking?  I poke now since before & after back surgery, & can't walk far. I just have to take that in stride. 😄

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On 18/05/2023 at 07:27, Betty LaRue said:

It’s obvious that Jeff takes “people doing something” to a new level. You must be a charmer, Jeff.

 

Jeff's secret is that he really enjoys what he does, even though he'll tell us that he's in it for the money. 🤑

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