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Since it is the last day before everyone goes back to school/work (except me). I'm hoping to get DH to finish cutting and fitting the almost-custom roof on the Glencroft-bash. Table saws and me are potentially a safety issue. Then I plan to start working on the wiring (my first time), and maybe try to finish some more beading for the tree.

Oh! There is also laundry to do, and some organizing.

That should keep me busy most of the day.

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Well it's my third day off. i usually get mopey on a sunday and don't accomplish much. i'm bummed my time off has gone by so fast, i haven't accomplished much of anything and i really wanted to make some progress on a mini project. i want to do something mini today but i don't know what. i'll bet i'll just end up watching a movies since i can't decide what to work on. This is my busy week workwise coming up. so not much mini time this week.

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Back to school tomorrow. Yeah! They start cramming for the state tests for the next month.

I slept so much yesterday I feel like Rip Van Winkle. I was reading a book and decided to take a nap. Woke up three hours later.. :congrats: Had dinner, watched a bit of tv and then went back to bed.

Still stuffy but my body does not feel yucky anymore.

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Here’s the ingredients:

  • 3-4 slices of bacon
  • 2 slices of Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 slices of toasted rustic country loaf (or other GOOD bread)
  • 1 tbsp of mayo
  • 4 tomato slices
  • 2 leaves of butter lettuce
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 egg



  1. Cook the bacon until crisp, drain on paper towels
  2. Place slices of cheese on one side of toasted bread. Place in toaster oven or in oven under broiler to melt.
  3. Spread mayo on other slice of bread top with bacon, sliced tomato, and lettuce
  4. On non-stick skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Fry egg, turning over briefly (keeping the yolk runny)
  5. Slide finished egg on top of lettuce, top with other slice of bread (recommend cheese-side down)
  6. Place sandwich on plate and slice in half, letting yolk run down sandwich

Rumor has it that making sure that the yolk doesn’t break until you cut the sandwich is of utmost importance.

That is going to be for my birthday brunch. Mmm!

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Thank you Holly, this is something I am going to try out real soon, and Heidi, yummy, ahhh, will need to start collecting my online appetizers for a special event I think :wave:

Great to hear that you are feeling better Heidi, hope tomorrow is even better yet!

Marg, hopefully Max is settling in nicley and your work days aren't too bad!

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Sending positive thoughts your and your hubby's way!

As for me, well been cleaning the house today, top (well almost LOL) to bottom as this is last day of Christmas holidays for me so I went into one of those clean up moods as usual... Christmas tree is out the door, it was sooo dry but it didn't shed as many needles as I suspected it might do and most of the decorations are packed away, still have to deal with the kitchen curtains though but that will have to wait til the weekend... And in between doing this and that and whatever I have done a bit of mini-ing as well... Hehe, need to indulge at times!

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