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  1. My best luck with making pie crusts ahead of time was to roll out the dough and put it in the pie pans, then wrap the pie tins in plastic film and stir in the fridge. It takes up more room because you have to have room in the fridge for all the pans, but the crusts came out just a flakey and nice as if I had baked them right away.
  2. Cake freezes great. It’s better to freeze the frosting separately.. like Beth, I use ziploc bags for freezing frosting. Wrap the cake in plastic film and it’s good for up to a year.
  3. So.... I’ve been the boss in this situation. My team moved up two floors a couple of years ago. It was a sudden relocation and happened while one of my employees was out on sick leave. The construction guys were building cubes right up until the afternoon we had to move and yes - you guessed it - they ran out of walls to finish. Because my employees are important to me, I did exactly what happened to you - the employee out on leave shared my office when he returned for about a month while we waited for parts to show up. It wasn’t always easy, but it was better than putting someone on a folding table in the hallway, which was out only other option. Just to say - your boss is making room in their space for you because YOU are important to them. I guarantee there were other options that your boss found unreasonable (that folding chair!) for a valued employee. I am glad you are feeling better!
  4. Both of my two older kids got married this year. One April wedding and one in October. i wore this dress to both (in navy). For the April wedding, I had a navy shawl because my arms were cold. The October wedding was in California and it was 80F so no shawl required. With Red/Yellow, I would look for a brown or navy dress. https://m.jcpenney.com/p/onyx-nites-short-sleeve-applique-shift-dress/ppr5007813533?pTmplType=regular&country=US&currency=USD&selectedSKUId=22917050125&selectedLotId=2291705&fromBag=true&quantity=1&utm_medium=cse&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=shift dresses&utm_content=22917050125&cid=cse|google|008 - womens apparel|shift dresses_22917050125&kwid=-adType^PLA&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIkNCnoaKn5QIVxx-tBh2TFgQzEAQYDCABEgIKtvD_BwE
  5. So I’m in the other camp - I think it’s perfectly OK to ghost them in this situation. Call and cancel whatever event is coming up because that’s polite and you’ve gotten some good advice on word choice for that. But then, I would just be really busy and Ghost out of their lives - calls to voice mail, etc. Drop the POA paperwork in the mail with a line drawn through where your name is and a note that this isn’t something either of you are able to do. Just stop calling and see if anyone even notices. I sm not in the Big Confrontation camp. I think it’s perfectly ok to move on with your lives and leave other people behind..
  6. Veteran of many flights by myself with small children back in the day. My first suggestion is that if you can afford it, buy a seat for the 14 month old. That gives you the whole row of seats - put yourself on the aisle so they can’t escape. If not - get the window and middle seat - you get the middle, 3yo gets the window. It’s better to have that tiny Bit of extra room (about 2 inches) where the arm rest meets the cabin wall. Having the 3yo be able to stand up after take off and look out the window can really help with little ones that need Double points it you can get a bulkhead row with the extra room on the floor and no seat backs to kick. As other posters said - snacks and screens help. For my High maintenance kid, we practiced “take off” at home. We started by sitting on the couch with a pretend seat belt of one minute - if he did it, he got a gummy bear. We gradually worked up to 15 minutes (which was pretty amazing) and that was enough to get us through most plane trips.
  7. (Said kindly) Maybe she needs to hang with a different crowd. I have a number of young folks that work for me doing tech work - about half don’t drink alcohol. They have wild parties fueled by board games and Coke Zero. Many of them are musicians in their spare time. Which isn’t to say that all musicians or gamers or tech people are teetotalers any more than students at Christian colleges or any place else. But if she is finding mostly drinkers in her crowd, she needs to look for a new crowd to hang with. Maybe ones hit a common interest in something where drinking is a handicap rather than a social expectation.
  8. You can download the movies to a USB drive - it’s the “playing them on the TV” that is the tricky part. For Netflix - the download only plays on the device that did the downloading. Easiest way I can think of would be to download the content to a PC air Mac and then play it back with the computer display connected to the TV
  9. Our bank used to take 3 days to process checks -either deposited in person or via the app. Now, it is always Next Day if I deposit in person. If I use the remote app during business hours, the check usually clears in a couple of hours.
  10. There have been some changes in banking rules. For example - for years, DHs Boy Scout troop would sell popcorn and I would take the cash and checks and a deposit slip to the bank the next day. Now, they want to see my ID before I can deposit money and this last time, they wouldn’t let me make the deposit because I am not an authorized person on the account. Now either DH has to make the deposits himself. The best change though has been the introduction of Remote Deposit for checks. I can use my bank app on my phone to take pictures of both sides of the check and deposit these without ever needing to visit the bank in person. If your bank offers that, it might be an alternative to needing to deposit the check in person..
  11. Re: feeding pork for dogs yes we buy the butt at Costco - they have a couple different ones and we buy cheap. We cut it out up and weigh it, then ziplock bag each serving. It goes into the freezer, then about 3 days before we need it, we pop it in the fridge to thaw. We don’t worry about calcium or vitamin supplements because they are getting 1 meal a day of a decent kibble. When they were on all-kibble they scratched constantly. It could have been allergies (per the vet) or it could have been not enough fat. Feeding Half-Raw works well
  12. I think it’s a letter indicating eligibility for benefits. It is not an approval letter. To help make this clear: a few years ago, I had shoulder surgery and needed physical therapy afterwards. My doctor did a referral and I got a letter like this verifying that Yes, PT was an eligible benefit under my insurance and if approved, the benefit covered X visits. Then, the PT office put in for pre-authorization/pre-approval and I got a second letter that stated I was Approved for X sessions at that location. I think you should reach out to the facility doing the injections and talk to them about getting a pre-authorization for the service before you begin treatment. With this eligibility determination already in place, getting the pre-auth should be fairly quick. On our insurance, only outpatient things and high dollar expenses requires the 2 part process. I am sure other companies can handle it with just a single letter, but ours seems to have different groups that handle eligibility vs approval.
  13. Our two 65 pound dogs get: one cup of kibble (Kirkland salmon something) in the morning and 10.5 ounces of raw pork at night. We have been feeding Half-Raw for the last few years as it makes a huge difference for keeping them from being itchy all the time. We buy the pork in bulk at Costco and chop it for them. Our cat (when he was alive) got all the dry cat food he cared to eat (he liked Purina grain free). However as he got older, his teeth were not good, so he mostly ate raw salmon, raw chicken and raw pork all cut into little pieces for him. Chicken and salmon we left the skin on for him. Cat was about 6 pounds at his heaviest, and did very well right up to the end.
  14. Hopefully the picture attaches. I had responded on the other quilt thread - DD18 made this mostly herself. I just helped with the binding. Its just straight sewing because I don’t have a quilting machine. But it came out great using just light weight fleece for the backing.
  15. You (and the jammies) look Beautiful! I now have jammie-envy
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