My odd project for today

@TheHorse (79834)
Walnut Creek, California
February 10, 2019 1:27pm CST
I have a former kid client who is now 20. She lives in Colorado and is in culinary school. She is taking a class right now on making and marketing spirits with a twist. Because she lived so long in California (we met when she was four and her mother was in recovery), she wants to create a spirit subtly flavored by redwood trees. My assignment (she called me the other day) is to harvest some bark from redwood trees and send it to her. I have a few youngish redwood trees near my house, so I'm going to harvest some bark from them. Later in the Month, I may go to a redwood forest and gather some bark for her from larger, older, trees. Do you have any odd projects for today? What does your Sunday hold?
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@JudyEv (153346)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Feb
What an interesting project and maybe one day you'll get to taste the results.
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@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
I have a hunch she'll save some for me.
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@vandana7 (69599)
• India
11 Feb
@TheHorse She will. You fill in like father figure. Right? She sure is lucky to have a person like you in life at the right age.
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@JudyEv (153346)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Feb
@vandana7 I think so too.
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@Corbin5 (130262)
• United States
10 Feb
A very good project you have ahead of you. Redwood trees and the great outdoors makes for a good time, indeed. Probably shoveling snow will be a project in a few hours.
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@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Feb
We have the white stuff on Mt. Diablo right now. But not down here.
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@JohnRoberts (73128)
• Los Angeles, California
10 Feb
Is it legal to harvest redwood bark?
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@NJChicaa (50738)
• United States
10 Feb
I was wondering the same thing. I thought they were protected.
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@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Feb
Oh, who knows? I'm not going to hurt a tree. I might even find some on the ground.
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@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Feb
@NJChicaa Everything is protected here. I don't pick California poppies.
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@Tampa_girl7 (28078)
• United States
10 Feb
It's nice that you are still in touch with her.
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@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Feb
Yes, she's one of my few former kid clients that I'm still in touch with. She sent me a Father's Day card this past year, which really warmed my heart.
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@1creekgirl (14157)
• United States
10 Feb
@TheHorse I think it's wonderful that she stays in touch with you. Apparently, you were a good influence.
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@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Feb
@1creekgirl Oh, yeah. She is one of my "success stories." But I worry (probably too much) about many of the kids I've worked with.
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@didinedhia (1946)
• Algeria
10 Feb
wooow i love forests , we just have sand !! and dust !!! it's shi**
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@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Feb
What made people "stay" there?
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• Algeria
10 Feb
@TheHorse family , and money problem!! for me i just don't have anough money to move out
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@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Feb
@didinedhia I wonder why the area was "settled" in the first place. What are the main industries?
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@andriaperry (69730)
• Anniston, Alabama
11 Feb
I held a book and the bed held me. Or I could be redneck and say holded me.
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@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
Yeppers, them beds do a mighty good job of holding a person. Took a jack and a crowbar to git me outta mine this mornin.
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@Fleura (8317)
• United Kingdom
11 Feb
That's certainly different! I wonder what the result will be?
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@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
I'll be sure to let everyone know.
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@1creekgirl (14157)
• United States
10 Feb
Well, your odd project certainly beats mine. Mine is just to lay around, myLot, read, eat, and maybe nap.
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@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Feb
Sounds like a relaxing Sunday.
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@LadyDuck (201273)
• Switzerland
11 Feb
I would not say that I have an odd project, I plan to make "quark balls".
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@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
Are quark balls so small you can even see them?
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@LadyDuck (201273)
• Switzerland
11 Feb
@TheHorse Quark is a cheese, quark balls are not exactly healthy because they are fried food, but so good and once in a while they cannot kill.
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@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
@LadyDuck SOunds good! I wonder if I've had them I remember tart cheesy balls from childhood days.
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@Nevena83 (13755)
• Serbia
10 Feb
That sounds very interesting. It's been the end of the day, so I plan to read as many discussions as possible.
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@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Feb
Sounds like a good, relaxing activity.
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@Nevena83 (13755)
• Serbia
10 Feb
@TheHorse I have to admit that I'm getting tired of reading.
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@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Feb
@Nevena83 Sometimes I get tired of reading in general. I want to DO something. Well, just read my posts exclusively. Then you'll never get bored. Heh.
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@just4him (140921)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Feb
That is an odd project. Her creation should be interesting. My day was quiet and relaxing.
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@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
I'm sure she'll save some for me to taste.
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@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
Glad your day was relaxing. Mine was as well.
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@just4him (140921)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Feb
@TheHorse Glad to hear it.
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@Shavkat (70149)
• Philippines
11 Feb
I haven't encountered such a project at present. But I do think that I have specific goals for this year.
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@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
What are some of them?
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@Shavkat (70149)
• Philippines
15 Feb
@TheHorse I am planning to buy a land area and build a new house. It is the biggest project. Cross-fingers for that.
@Shiva49 (15043)
• Singapore
11 Feb
That should prove a creative project for her. It gives a feeling of fulfillment when those we mentored are still in touch with us - siva
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@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
It really does. I made a point of staying in touch with my graduate advisor from UCSB. She said she really appreciated it. Only a handful of my former kid clients and college students stay in touch.
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@vandana7 (69599)
• India
11 Feb
He has really taken good care of her..
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@GardenGerty (107852)
• United States
11 Feb
I helped lead singing at church and attended a pot luck. My mind was very unsettled and I had a lot of back and body pain. Took medicine, and slept. That is why I am up at 1 in the morning. I have had almost six hours sleep. I will go back to bed in a minute or two. Probably will find a snack first.
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@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
Sorry about the back pain. I have that too. In fact, I'm going to go hang on my chinning bar and then do my rolly thing.
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@FourWalls (17552)
• United States
11 Feb
I had a real long nap and a real short time at work. (I was going to work today, but after about half an hour it started snowing and I said, "Nope, not gonna risk it," and came home.)
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@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
Wise move. I'm not sure what I did today except harvest redwood bark and needles.
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@Janet357 (8466)
11 Feb
I dont know if it’s odd but, for this year i started a project which is saving all the 20 and 50 bills. Instead of a coin which we drop in our piggy banks, mine are these bills and i put them in a medium sized plastic container.
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@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
Do they earn interest there?
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@Janet357 (8466)
11 Feb
@TheHorse hahahhaha what do you think?
@wolfgirl569 (19028)
• Marion, Ohio
10 Feb
I am done know for the day. Worked in the spare room some.
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@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Feb
What were you fixing up in there?
@wolfgirl569 (19028)
• Marion, Ohio
11 Feb
@TheHorse Since I lost over 3 pounds this week I treated myself to a roast with TATERS!!!
@snowy22315 (60349)
• United States
10 Feb
Not really, but I spent some time cleaning the bathroom..what a Joy! Not! Anyway, more to do, but not sure it will get done today.
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@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Feb
What do you use to get those "tough stains" out of the toilet? The best stuff I've found is also really stinky.
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@snowy22315 (60349)
• United States
10 Feb
@TheHorse I was working on the vanity.
@Maridj (21)
• Serbia
10 Feb
i was at my mom,belive it or not i was gathering violets near my house,even when its still winter. temperatures are these day up to 15C,and nature began to wake up.
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@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Feb
It feels like Spring is almost here in CA even if it's quite chilly out. Do you have a picture of the violets?
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@Maridj (21)
• Serbia
10 Feb
@TheHorse no,i collected them and gave them to my aunt,she has a flew and i tought it would be nice touch
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@WiseGhots (9993)
11 Feb
Horse, is that legal?
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@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
I sure hope so!
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