volunteering and christmas party!

Am at the office now volunteering. My shift is going well! I am enjoying it! A lot of my clients arent answering their phone though! I always get nervous when people dont answer! I wonder if that means they are not ok! I hope I am wrong!
Tomorrow it is our christmas party for friendly call! We’ll have a dinner and some music and some raffles. All of the volunteers had to buy gifts, we had to buy two or three items each to raffle off! I bought some bath stuff and lip glosses and chocolates! I think all of the clients will end up getting a present!
I am excited to go to the party! I think it will be fun!
Well I’d better get back to work! I still have about 10 calls to make! And its almost 4 PM now! So I’ll be heading home soon!

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Revved up chili dip

Revved Up Chili Dip
1 (24 ounce) jar salsa
1 (15 ounce) can chili with beans
2 (2 1/4 ounce) cans sliced ripe olives, drained
12 ounces American cheese, cubed
In 2 to 3 quart slow cooker, combine salsa, chili and olives. Stir in cheese. Cover; cook on low for 2 hours, or until cheese is melted, stirring halfway through. Serve with sturdy tortilla chips.
Makes 15 servings.

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Mommy Trapp’s chip dip

Mommy Trapp’s Chip Dip
2 pounds Velveeta cheese, cubed
1/4 cup milk
1 cup Cheddar cheese, grated
2 (2 3/4 ounce) cans green chilies
1 small jar pimentos
Combine all ingredients in 3 quart slow cooker. Cover; cook on high for 1 hour, or until cheese melts. Stir frequently. Turn cooker to low and serve with chips of your choice.
Add chopped jalapeno peppers if you want a spicier dip.
Makes 18 to 24 servings.

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Raspberry cake roll

Raspberry Cake Roll
6 egg whites, room temperature
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sifted cake flour
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup whipped topping, divided
1 pint fresh raspberries, divided
Additional lemon peel
In a mixing bowl, beat together egg whites, lemon juice and salt on low speed until foamy. Gradually add sugar, beating on medium-high speed until soft peaks form. Combine flour and lemon peel; gradually fold into egg white mixture 1/4 cup at a time. Line a greased 15 by 10 by 1 inch baking pan with waxed paper; grease the paper. Spread batter evenly in pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes, or until cake springs back when lightly touched in center. Cool cake in pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Cover with waxed paper, then a kitchen towel and baking sheet or bread board. Invert pan so cake lies flat on towel. Gently peel away greased waxed paper from the cake and discard. Beginning with narrow side, roll cake with towel, keeping towel and waxed paper pressed to underside of cake. Place rolled cake on rack to cool. For filling, combine cream cheese, vanilla, and 2 tablespoons of whipped topping in a bowl. Gently fold in remaining whipped topping. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Carefully unroll cake on a flat surface. With a spatula, spread filling evenly over cake to within 1/2 inch of edges. Sprinkle with 1 1/2 cups raspberries. Using towel to lift edge of cake, gently roll as before, this time pulling away towel and waxed paper. Place cake roll with seam side down on serving platter. Chill. Garnish with remaining raspberries and lemon peel. Serve chilled.
This cake roll can also be filled with 3 cups of softened ice cream, rolled and stored in the freezer.
Makes 12 servings.

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A christmas night out

so my mom just called me. she was talking to my sister. they were looking into booking a night out for us all. myself, mom, my sister, and some other family members. for christmas. so we saw that a local bar is doing a rod stuart tribute band night. with a 2 course meal and a dj after the tribute band. so we booked it. I love having christmas party nights out. They are always so much fun. This one should be no exception. Its not until january, jan 5th, but we had to book the tickets now as they already went on sale and they’ll be sold out quickly. Last year we went to a michael buble tribute band which was amazing. Im sure this band will be too. I’m excited to go to it. They do good food too in the bar. So I know we’ll be well fed as well. Roll on the festive season, so we can party!

Monday meet and greet on therapy bits

Hello fellow bloggers! 😀 how are you all doing today?
I thought today I’d do a meet and greet, I havent done one in a little while!
The rules are simple. If you’d like to participate, leave either your own blog link, or some links to posts on your blog that you love or are your favourite posts. You can also leave links to other blogs, or posts on other blogs that you’ve read and liked.
Please reblog and share this post too so that more people can get involved!
Lets do this, its fun to meet new bloggers, and also see some old familiar faces!
Let the party start! So get liking, commenting and reblogging!
You know you want to!

carol anne

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Drinks with the family

we had a really great evening. i went to our parents as planned. we had family over to celebrate moms birthday, which isnt until next week, but we celebrated it tonight. my 2 aunts and my uncle came over. they were all having drinks, but i didnt drink. we also listened to music and chatted. it was really nice. even my dad joined us and thats unusual as normally he sits and watches tv and doesnt join us. so it was nice that he did. i think my mom enjoyed it, at least i hope she did. i definitely did. its 12:30 now and they are all still here. i decided I’d had enough so went to bed, except im online, not in bed, lol. i dont know what time I’ll get to bed at or to sleep at for what matter. i dont mind though. one night without much sleep wont kill me. and its been a good night, so its not like we’re struggling or anything.
carol anne

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