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Old 01-21-2009, 05:21 PM   #721
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About stock AA, yes I used to be up to 75% during 2003-2007. We still had some income then. It's tougher now, being ER'ed. Maybe 1% a day till 60% equity?

I was at 80% but since retirement I've gone to 70% and will go lower at some point . It is a little scary when you are living off your investments . As opposed to when they were only numbers on statements .
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Old 01-21-2009, 05:26 PM   #722
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Gutsy lady. I admire your courage. It can't be THAT scary to you.
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Old 01-21-2009, 05:33 PM   #723
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For those who do not know French, "Les oiseaux sans tetes" means "The birds without heads". Hmm... Is it because the roulade was made round and lumpy instead of looking like a roll, hence resembles the body of a decapitated bird (a quail)?
Hum, I love "les oiseaux sans tetes". But I do not use beef for them. Like my mom, I use veal scallopinis pounded really thin as a wrapper for the filling. The veal is more tender than the beef and has a more delicate flavor. I then wrap the whole thing in thinly sliced bacon to keep it moist during cooking. To keep it extra moist, my mom used to cook them in a pressure cooker, but I find that a dutch oven does the trick just as well.
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Old 01-21-2009, 09:00 PM   #724
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I usually use Prosciutto when I make them . It costs more but it is worth it in taste .
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Pretty day today! Took the mutt to the reservoir for a nice walk mid-morning. Drove to my Mom's after that for lunch, then back home. Washed the old Trailblazer then mowed my Mother's yard. Well the weeds and mulched what few leaves were there. So plenty of good exercise today. Suppose to be low 70's tomorrow so I will be headed to the golf course.
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Pretty good weather today, ran some errands in anticipation of 8 inches of snow in next 2 days.
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Pretty good weather today, ran some errands in anticipation of 8 inches of snow in next 2 days.
8 inches? The DC area is already freaking out over the prospect of up to 3 inches of snow
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It was a good brain stretching day...
I learned a lot about Windows Movie Maker.
I tried out my new Nintendo DS game, TouchMaster, racked up some serious game points on 8 different games.
I made chicken tortilla soup.
I listened to a former cow*rker rant about the ol' funny farm and managed not to interrupt. She's been retired for 4 years now and can't seem to let it go. That just about wore me out. Listening well was my good deed for the day.
Time for a very tired Freebird to hit the hay...
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8 inches? The DC area is already freaking out over the prospect of up to 3 inches of snow
I lived in DC (on the Beltway); bunch of flatlanders.
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I lived in DC (on the Beltway); bunch of flatlanders.
There was an opening there I could have applied for last year. I thought about it. Pay raise and most moving expenses, or just stay here, LBYM, and ER in November? Chose the latter as better aligned with my own personal goals.

Besides, Frank is here.
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:53 AM   #731
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Caught up on some calls.
Did laundry, dishes, cleaning, and put stuff away.
Have a meeting later at work and then an aa meeting.

Go back to work tomorrow....I love having four days off a week!
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I did today what I've been doing for the past couple of weeks....Enjoying Life!

I've taken some time off the 'net for the last couple of weeks, as I'd been spending waaaaay too much time surfin'.....and in doing so I've reconnected with several old friends, and have been spending some time with them. I've also been spending a lot of time pursuing my hobbies, and have gotten a lot of stuff accomplished that I wanted to get done.

I attended a couple of U of I Extension seminars, and have signed up for about a dozen more that are coming up. I've also purchased most of the seeds for this years gardens and containers, and have been getting my game plan together for the soon coming planting season!!! Now I'm getting things ready for my upcoming trip to Florida in less than 2 weeks! How time flies!!! As soon as I get back from there, I'll be starting flats of seeds for the garden.

And so, since I've spent too much time surfin', and not nearly enough time really living....I've decided that it's time to say "so long". This may well be my last post, so everyone take care, and live life to it's fullest! Life is too short....DON'T squander it away!!! Live Life!!!

So Long!!!
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Goonie, say it isn't so! At least pop in and let us know what you're up to from time to time. Regardless of what you decide, hope you enjoy life to the fullest!

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Old 02-01-2009, 07:57 AM   #734
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Oh no! Goonie, don't go!! At least take ten minutes every few weeks to peek in and let us know how life is treating you.

Glad to hear your ER is turning out so nicely. You have given me a lot of hope for my upcoming retirement. I hope you experience the best life has to offer.
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Old 02-01-2009, 08:43 AM   #735
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Goonie , Just take a little break but do not leave . I enjoy hearing about all your travels .
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Goonie, I know how it can be addicting to sit on the net and cruise around. Please, stop in once in a while and report on your adventures.
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Goonie, didn't you spend your w*rking life at a sewer treatment plant? Yet you're unable/unwilling to hang around this place?

I'm not sure if we should view that as an insult or a compliment...
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I did today what I've been doing for the past couple of weeks....Enjoying Life!

I've taken some time off the 'net for the last couple of weeks, as I'd been spending waaaaay too much time surfin'.....and in doing so I've reconnected with several old friends, and have been spending some time with them. I've also been spending a lot of time pursuing my hobbies, and have gotten a lot of stuff accomplished that I wanted to get done.

I attended a couple of U of I Extension seminars, and have signed up for about a dozen more that are coming up. I've also purchased most of the seeds for this years gardens and containers, and have been getting my game plan together for the soon coming planting season!!! Now I'm getting things ready for my upcoming trip to Florida in less than 2 weeks! How time flies!!! As soon as I get back from there, I'll be starting flats of seeds for the garden.

And so, since I've spent too much time surfin', and not nearly enough time really living....I've decided that it's time to say "so long". This may well be my last post, so everyone take care, and live life to it's fullest! Life is too short....DON'T squander it away!!! Live Life!!!

So Long!!!
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Inspiring post! I was just thinking yesterday how I spend too much time online. Thanks for the good advice!
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