Wednesday Fluff

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Wednesday Fluff
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Wed, 09-15-2010 - 10:00am

I think we need a little fluff :)

1. Have you/Will you decorate(d) for the fall?

2. Have you started any Holiday shopping yet?

3. What is one food (or drink) that you look forward to when the weather gets cooler?

Bonus (it was a discussion at work yesterday and wondered others opinions):
4. If you were able to have an inheritance for your children (or maybe you have already experienced this with your own family), and you were able to live comfortably and was not relying on that money to survive, would you rather spend the money while you are alive and watch your children enjoy the money now or would you rather have it given to them when you died?






Edited 9/15/2010 10:24 am ET by harvardgrad

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Wed, 09-15-2010 - 8:44pm

so much so that I pretty much never buy them or I'd eat them all!



I'm that way with Grandma Utz's Handcooked potato chips. I think they actually make those with lard. Yum! Heart attack in a brown bag!

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Wed, 09-15-2010 - 9:04pm

I had the opposite potato experience as a child. My mother hates potatoes and therefore did not want to waste any effort cooking and mashing real ones, so on the rare occasion when we had mashed potatoes, they were the nasty boxed kind. Tasting real ones at a friend's house when I was about 8 or 9 was a revelation. I did not love them (and still don't), but I realized for the first time that potatoes could actually be consumed without revulsion.



I think my processed food experiences as a child are what turned me into such a food snob today. I wouldn't dream of inflicting a cake mix, canned soup, etc. on my family.

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Wed, 09-15-2010 - 9:41pm

1. Have you/Will you decorate(d) for the fall? Other than a few outdoor Halloween decorations, no.



2. Have you started any Holiday shopping yet? I do very little Holiday shopping.

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Wed, 09-15-2010 - 10:41pm

I don't know; I've never froze them. I have a 6-cup over-size muffin pan and just make 6. They will last up to a week in the fridge which is as long as it takes dh to eat them. I usually make them on Sunday evening because if I make them any earlier, dh will eat them on the weekend.

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Registered: 03-25-2010
Wed, 09-15-2010 - 11:18pm
In order:


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Registered: 03-25-2010
Wed, 09-15-2010 - 11:21pm

Given the current economy, how does one know that?

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Registered: 03-25-2010
Wed, 09-15-2010 - 11:23pm

I had baked potato soup tonight.

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Thu, 09-16-2010 - 7:17am

1. Have you/Will you decorate(d) for the fall?
We'll buy a pumpkin for Halloween.

2. Have you started any Holiday shopping yet?
No.

3. What is one food (or drink) that you look forward to when the weather gets cooler?
Hot cider. Mmmm.

Bonus (it was a discussion at work yesterday and wondered others opinions):
4. If you were able to have an inheritance for your children (or maybe you have already experienced this with your own family), and you were able to live comfortably and was not relying on that money to survive, would you rather spend the money while you are alive and watch your children enjoy the money now or would you rather have it given to them when you died?

Money that I spend before I die is just my money, not somebody else's inheritance. It becomes their inheritance if I die without having spent it and leave it to them in my will. If I spend it all before I die (regardless of who or what I spend it on), then I would be leaving them without an inheritance, IMO. I will gladly spent part or all of any extra money on my children, but that's not the same as spending their inheritance.






















Edited 9/16/2010 7:31 am ET by finally.me




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Registered: 01-08-2009
Thu, 09-16-2010 - 7:31am
I guess I answered wrong. I thought the question meant if I were lucky enough to have an inherrtince as in, if my parents died and left me 100K, would I enjoy it now with my kids or would I sock it away for their future. My answer was I would sock it away but feel free to spend at least part of the eearnings every year.
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Registered: 04-22-2005
Thu, 09-16-2010 - 7:42am
Oh, I didn't even think about reading the question that way! Yes, if someone had died and left an inheritance for ME, then I would use it to pay off debt, build up our savings, and then spend the rest on fun things for the family.




















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