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So Let It Begin

I woke up this morning to an early Christmas gift. Thanks Hubs for knowing just how to start my day! Thanks itunes for existing. Thanks Oprah’s Favorite Things for the hat tip.

Pumpkin Loaf

INGREDIENTS: 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon ground allspice 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

3 cups white sugar 1 cup oil 4 eggs, beaten 2 cups fresh pumpkin puree 2/3 cup water

DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat

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Tutors for Hire

University students often times sit outside the bookstore looking for tutoring jobs. They normally have certificates on hand to show prospective parents. The going rate is: 10rmb ($1.36) per hour for an elementary student, 13rmb ($1.78) per hour for a middle school student and 15rmb ($2.05) per hour for a high school student. Transportation

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The Shoemakers

These shoemakers had baskets filled with handmade children’s shoes.

When there’s nobody buying, the shoemakers keep busy on a new pair.

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As You Like It

Every Saturday and Sunday morning, the local bookstore is packed with people.

You can stay for as long as you like.

Sit wherever you like.

Take a short nap if you like.

And read whatever you like. No purchase necessary. I hear that we have a local library, but I

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

INGREDIENTS: 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup packed light brown sugar 1/2 cup white sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 cups rolled oats 1 cup raisins

DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat oven to 350

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