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    Among my favorite movies:)
     
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    Big time. Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder...brilliant!!!
     
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    Today I decided to take on the Tupperware cabinet in the kitchen, where a battle goes on each time I have to hunt for a plastic bowl and lid that match. I filled a kitchen trash bag with a ton of "lock n lock" that will be headed to Goodwill in the near future. It feels good to have that cabinet under control with all the containers/lids sorted and cleaned out.

    I bought some new fridge storage containers that will hold celery, carrots, etc., and a lettuce keeper. I'm going to try to stop leaving produce in those plastic bags where I seem to forget about it until it's ruined. In my old fridge I'd just stuff the crisper drawers with stuff and then forget what was in there until it looked like a science project gone wrong.

    While I was working on that project I had one of my "dizzy spells" and felt quite shaky and ill. I had to lie down on the sofa in the den for about 30 minutes and drank a glass of orange juice. If you've ever had a low blood sugar episode then you know that feeling.

    My lawn-obsessed neighbor was out trimming hedges today; he has added a doo-rag and some Joe Biden aviators to his ensemble. I wonder if his wife is out of town or what. [​IMG]
     
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    i have been putting produce in the containers for a while now and they sure do stay fresh longer than the baggies. Tip : the key is no to wash them until your ready to use. Celery, and especailly organic celery lasts forever it seems, versus the foil method.
     
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    Thanks, Gloria. I guess I'm an old dog who doesn't learn new tricks, but I've always washed lettuce and celery as soon as I get it home. I like to have lettuce ready to go without having to deal with wet leaves when I want salad, and so far it's fine. Other stuff doesn't get washed until I use it, though.
     
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    How special! He is all dressed for a Wal Mart beer run.
     
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    I threw out all my old Tupperware-type containers and went with these Rubbermaid one:

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    The set I bought has 3 different diameter containers (they could just do away with the tiny ones) and the 3 sizes of lids each interlock into a stack. Each diameter container has different depths (capacities) that nest, so each size lid fits different capacity containers. The problem is that the place you naturally put your thumb to get leverage when taking the lids off eventually tears because of how the lids are molded. There's simply no other place to get leverage. It took me 6 years of daily use for the most frequently-used size lids to be rendered useless...and Rubbermaid does not sell replacement lids. I like them so much that I bought a complete new set, and threw away the old containers so as to not create the "more containers than lids" nightmare I remedied when I switched to these. When the lids on this set tear, I'll buy another set.

    I'll have to check out the fridge containers for veggies. I prep my salad lettuce at the beginning of each week and put it in a large vacuum canister, but have a storage issue with celery, sliced bell peppers, sliced onions and stuff like that. Carrots seem to be highly resilient no matter what.
     
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    I use the Rubbermaid also. Easy enough to wash and they seem to hold up well.
     
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    I have a few of those Rubbermaid, but a few months ago I started buying the clear ones made of Tritan plastic. They have gaskets in the lids, and holes under the fasteners... so to microwave in them you open the fasteners which opens the vent holes. (I actually never microwave in plastic; just a "thing.") I really like the clear plastic; it doesn't stain like the translucent ones.

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    Interesting. I might have to try those. And I don't microwave in plastic, either, even if the container is rated for it. It's always glass or wax paper for me.
     
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    Just an update on David. They have REMOVED the pacemaker so I'm not sure I have a lot of confidence in his doctors. He is no longer in a coma but is highly sedated; they have not determined whether he has brain damage or damage to other organs.
     
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    Maybe he needed the pacemaker because he was in such a deep coma that his heart could not function without one ? Kind of like they have the machine that makes them breathe if they do not do that on their own.
    Glad that you are getting some new information about him, and maybe they are slowly bringing him back from the sedation to tell about his brain.
     
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    Right now I'm only getting information filtered through my hubby from his sister who doesn't always "get the gist" if you know what I mean.
     
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