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Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

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As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

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Collectorofcats

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Collectorofcats The Daleks

I think the Daleks know I’m here and keep making me log in so they can locate and destroy me. 2 months ago


Collectorofcats It is now Setember

And I can still post entries. I don’t know if it worthwhile, however. There is hardly anyone here to read them and respond. 2 months ago


Collectorofcats Untitled

I’m doing this and doing it some more. 2 months ago


Collectorofcats It's September

I got my wish. I can still post entries on 43things. 2 months ago


Collectorofcats It's still letting me in

And keeps giving me cheers to use. 2 months ago


Collectorofcats Today

I have more cheers to use. Trying to cheer while I can. 3 months ago


Collectorofcats Wenesday, August 27, 2014

Finally got a break in the heat after 10 days of temperatures soaring into the mid to upper 90s.
Hump day! Sometimes the significance is lost to me but my granddaughter has learned it means the middle of the week. At least they are still teaching children some of the basics.
I got off work early and picked P up early from school to take her to the dentist. Look mom, no cavities!
I felt a little bit like we were playing hooky. It was really too late for me to return and her to return to school so we went to the park after the dental appointment.
Reading to my granddaughter and her reading to grandma 3 months ago


Collectorofcats For Tuesday, August 27, 2014

  • Morning coffee.
  • Awesome coworkers.
  • Getting bills paid.
  • My Fall hay fever has taken a detour.
    The companionship of our kitties. 3 months ago

Collectorofcats I'm Left....

With 4 cheers unused right now. For some reason this morning, every time I tried commenting or cheering anyone’s entries, I kept having to confirm my account. That’s time consuming. 3 months ago


Collectorofcats You Just Keep Me Hanging On

Set me free, why don’t cha babe
Get out my life, why don’t cha babe
‘Cause you don’t really love me
You just keep me hangin’ on
You don’t really need me
But you keep me hangin’ on

Why do you keep a coming around
Playing with my heart?
Why don't you get out of my life
And let me make a new start?
Let me get over you
The way you've gotten over me
Set me free, why don't cha babe
Let me be, why don't cha babe
'Cause you don't really love me
You just keep me hangin' on
Now, you don't really want me
You just keep me hangin' on
You say, although we broke up
You still wanna be just friends
But how can we still be friends
When seeing you only breaks my heart again
And there ain't nothing I can do about it
Woo, set me free, why don't cha babe
Woo, get out my life, why don't cha babe
Set me free, why don't cha babe
Get out my life, why don't cha babe
You claim you still care for me
But your heart and soul needs to be free
Now that you've got your freedom
You wanna still hold on to me
You don't want me for yourself
So let me find somebody else, hey
Why don't you be a man about it and set me free
Now you don't care a thing about me, you're just using me
Go on, get out, get out of my life
And let me sleep at night
'Cause you don't really love me
You just keep me hangin on

I realize I’m the one who keeps coming back but I’m not the one who decided it was time to move on.3 months ago


Collectorofcats I'm feeling sneaky

Like being in the fast food place I worked as a teenager making shakes after hours instead of cleaning up after the manager leaves. 3 months ago


Collectorofcats ^..^

:-) 3 months ago


Collectorofcats For Monday, August 25, 2014

:-) My friend Anna finally came to first shift.
:-) G went over to R’s house and hooked up her gas stove. Now she can cook.
:-) I spoke on the phone with someone from the public school system where my granddaughter goes to school. He agreed that P should be able to get a bus pass because there are too many busy intersections between her house and school. Hopefully, we will have her on a bus before the week is over.
:-) The sudden heat hasn’t been too kind to local gardens but I found a cache of tomatoes. Bacon and tomato sandwiches in the near future, MMMMMMmmmmmmm.
:-) Spoke with my cousin via Facebook last night. We still got a lot of catching up to do. 3 months ago


Collectorofcats I think

They are trying to tell me to leave. That they are no longer open for business but they cant lock the door and turn off the lights. 3 months ago


Collectorofcats ^..^

I’m still lurking around. 3 months ago


Collectorofcats And then suddenly

I can make an entry. I’m still here. I don’t know if they tried locking the doors and turned out the lights but as long as I’m still here they got hand me a menu and serve me appetizers or what? 3 months ago


Collectorofcats Aparently

They don’t have the kinks ironed out of the read only version. I cant make an entry but I can still comment on others’ entries. Go figure. 3 months ago


Collectorofcats My hubby made this just this weekenfor me.

Chocolate Pudding Cake AKA upside down chocolate cake

Ingredients:
1-1/4 cups granulated sugar, divided
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup Cocoa, divided
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1-1/4 cups hot water

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Combine 3/4 cup granulated sugar, flour, 1/4 cup cocoa, baking powder and salt. Stir in milk, butter and vanilla; beat until smooth. Batter will be thick.
2. Pour batter into ungreased 8 or 9 inch square baking pan. Stir together remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar and remaining 1/4 cup cocoa; sprinkle mixture evenly over batter. Pour hot water over top; do not stir.
3. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until center is almost set. Remove from oven; let stand 15 minutes. It is best served warm but doesn’t have to be. To serve, simply dish it up in bowls as it could be too messy for a plate. We always flip it over as it creates its own sauce on the bottom. Recipe can be doubled. When doing so, I use an 9×13 pan. Baking time will probably need to be increased by 5 or so minutes but be careful not to overbake. The middle may not look set even when it is done. Feel free to experiment. Another thing, as there is no eggs used, the batter is edible raw. And tasty.
For years I was told this was a special family recipe of my mother-in-law’s. I believed that until one day my own mother showed me the recipe on the back of a Hershey’s can in her kitchen. 3 months ago


Collectorofcats I don't think

the robots are wanting to be user friendly anymore. 3 months ago


Collectorofcats And then

When I hit the save this entry (comment), I’m suddenly asked to log in again. 3 months ago


Collectorofcats Obviously

I’m dreaming.
First, it allows me to cheer or two then suddenly, I have to reconfirm my account. I do so and it shows me a page that wants to me export. I guess I’ve been here long enough after the last time I did this t do it again. But then, it comes back to my life list. Am I dreaming? Obviously. 3 months ago


Collectorofcats honey

unless the syrup is really maple although I really cant tell the difference.

fiction or nonfiction? 3 months ago


Collectorofcats Snowman

Sheldon or Leonard? 3 months ago


Collectorofcats "43Things I Never Thought I'd Do And Did

I would focus on some of the more adventurous and humorous goals begun by some of the creative 43ers, Quite a bit of it would feature some of the questions and comments posted on this vary goal and some of the more interesting goings on among some of our more famous folk of the site. 3 months ago


Collectorofcats I like that title

I hope no one confuses it with bacterial growth. 3 months ago


Collectorofcats MILK CHOCOLATE

Ginger or MaryAnn? 3 months ago


Collectorofcats For Thursday, August 21, 2014

:-) My returning to work. My day off Wednesday turned out to be therapeutic.
:-) Picked up my granddaughter from school and her telling me how her day went.
:-) Picked up the rent from our tenants. Both what was owed from last month and all this month’s paid. Now it is time to pay my own bills.
:-) Too hot to cook or eat. I nuked chimichangas for G. I ate a slice of leftover pizza straight out of the fridge. Never realized cold pizza could taste so good.
:-) Ice cream for dessert. Topped with Hershey’s syrup and a drop of Carolan’s Irish cream. In a taste test, I could tell no difference between Carolan’s and Bailey’s.
43 Things was still up and running.3 months ago


Collectorofcats kayak up a river (I hope I have a paddle)

Milk chocolate or dark chocolate? 3 months ago


Collectorofcats Out

law 3 months ago


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