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08-22-2013, 02:12 PM
Good afternoon, ladies! 81 degrees and sunshine - we had rain this am.

Nothing happening today but work. Tomorrow is English paper piecing at Bella so that will be fun.

Faye, could you please tell me the website you get your beads from. I might try a bracelet since yours are so pretty. I'm starting a Tunisian crochet sweater that I hope to have completed by next spring (can't cut into my quilting time by too much). I didn't have morning sickness today so I'm hoping this episode is over.

Have a wonderful day!

08-22-2013, 04:23 PM
Good Afternoon, Flowers! It's humid and sunny although the temperature says it is cooler today. My air is still running however, and we are supposed to be back in the 90s over the weekend into next week. I've been doing laundry and may break down and vacuum upstairs when I finish here.

Maggie -- You talking about eggs made me decide to make deviled eggs this morning. It's been years so I hope they taste ok tonight. I plan to call and check on Momma cat in a couple days. I'm pretty sure she was dumped because she wanted in the house so badly.

Susan -- I hope your stomach stays settled down. Glad your back is feeling better. I've never been to a chiropractor. Have fun at Bella's tomorrow!

"Gma" -- I'm so glad your clothes fit! A lot of my childhood memories are just that since the tornado demolished my grade school and church. The main downtown street still looks the same but someone decided to build a mini mall a block away; that folded a few years ago and was torn down. Some of the stores have been remodeled so it really doesn't seem like the same place to me. My dad built living quarters attached to the business and that now is something else. I would love to go inside and see what it looks like now.

I need to keep moving or will not get anything more done today. Enjoy the rest of your day and evening! :wave:

08-23-2013, 07:52 AM
Good early morning to you. Jack left for work about 40 minutes ago and I was going to go back to sleep because my brother called and woke me up around 10 PM last night, but I wanted to check on my last bracelet shipment. I ended up having to send them an email about tracking info.

I am done with the cowl I am knitting for the cruise. I posted a picture of it while blocking and a picture of the original pattern so you can see how it is supposed to be worn. I also posted a picture of my little animal bracelet. The beads are actually bright orange, a sort of yellow orange and white not the color that shows up. It came in today. I am also going to order some jewelry from this great place I bought all my stuff last year online. I should be set then for this year. I am still waiting on that pair of pants though she said they have been shipped. I just hope they fit now after all this trouble. :D

We are going to go and get my contacts and pick up a couple things from Walmart tonight then I guess tomorrow Jack is going to shampoo the other downstairs carpet. He will have to do it early or it will get to hot to do it.

Susan: The main site I use is and they are having another sale right now. I also use once in awhile. If you get on pugster's mailing list you will get a notice of all their sales. Glad you are feeling better. When you do finish your sweater try and post it as I would love to see it. Do you think crocheting is easier than knitting and more comfortable? I always thought it might be as you only deal with the hook and a stitch not a whole row of them. I saw on my knitting website a lady making a lace shawl had 1400 stitches on her needles! :eek: Ok, so knitting a shawl is not going to be in my agenda, at least not one like that!

Jean: Hope you got all your cleaning done, mama cat is ok and all is right with the world at your house. I love deviled eggs but Jack won't eat them so I guess it's a good thing. I used the same ingredients as when I make potato salad or egg salad. Have you ever had egg salad with green olives? It is quit the rage in the south I guess. I had this macaroni salad at a church lunch one time and I have never been able to recreate it to taste the same. It had the basic macaroni salad but had olives and tuna in it. It was really delicious.

I am going to go and knit and try and finish up the cowl. The yarn for the sweater wasn't even close though the color numbers were the same so I am not exactly sure what I am going to do. I have it 90% done and I hate to tear the whole thing out. I have had suggestions from people at the knitting site, but not sure any of them are viable for this sweater. Have a great weekend all. Faye

08-24-2013, 12:57 AM
Good Evening, Flowers! It was another hot and humid day in my corner of the world. I was able to have another day at home to work on sorting clothes. I am embarrassed by how many I have that I've not worn in many years. I found a whole tote in the basement when I was looking for something else this morning. Bob was at an all day golf outing for the health facility where he is on the board. Tomorrow he will be gone all day to pick up his 5th tractor (which we need like I need another cat!). Sunday is Ian's football game in Sioux Falls and Tuesday is soccer games in Sioux City.

"Gma" -- Thanks for sharing the pictures. I wasn't exactly sure what a cowl would look like other than you mentioned wearing it instead of a necklace. Pretty colors! You will have fun wearing your animal bracelet, is there a cat in there some place? ;) Bob's mom put green olives in her potato salad, and sometimes celery. The first time I had it I thought it was weird because I grew up with just potatoes, eggs, and a little onion with Miracle Whip and mustard dressing. I've never heard of olives in tuna salad either. I haven't made that in a long time, sounds good! :T I usually just use macaroni, tuna, celery, onion, and Miracle Whip for that. How do you make it? Would it look dumb to finish your sweater with an entirely different colored yard? It is the shoulders that you need to finish, right? Maybe you have enough yarn as it is. :dunno:

I'm heading to bed. My nose has been running all day and I have a headache. Hope it's not a cold. Have a nice weekend! :wave:

08-24-2013, 09:48 AM
Good morning, ladies. Its only 66 degrees right now so a bit chilly. Going up to 82 this afternoon. Of course, it rained during the night.

There is an exhibit called The Body Revealed at the Living Museum here (its traveling around the country). It is real human bodies that were donated to science that have been preserved and you can see how muscles and nerves and bones and the various organs look and are placed. Anyway, Sandy and I wanted to go but my budget didn't stretch to $29 for a ticket. The local newspaper had an online contest for 2 tickets .... and I won! I got the email Thursday night and picked up the tickets yesterday morning. We are going today so I'll have more to report a later today.

Have a wonderful day.

08-24-2013, 12:50 PM
Good morning ladies. It is a scorcher this morning. We have everything running full blast. I have laundry to do which of course heats up the house some, but the humidity is 80% so the 80 degree temps feel like 90's.

Woohoo found a solution to my sweater. It isn't a perfect solution, but it is working and I am so glad as I put a lot of money and more than that a lot of effort into making it. I ripped back the back to the shoulder area, cut the yarn then wove in a worsted weight that I bought in the same color (remember the hat???) Well, I am anal about instructions so I had the rows written out row by row when I started decreasing for the armholes. I ripped back to where I wanted to start again, marked it on my list and then started forward again using the worsted, which is basically one up in thickness. I have been knitting in several rows with the worsted then switch to the dk weight yarn then back and forth so it blends pretty well unless you are really looking at it. I have kept measurements to make sure it isn't making it larger, but since I am not doing a huge amount, seems like it is doing ok. When I get to the row where I put in the neckline again, I will drop the back and forth completely and finish the back in the dk weight and should have enough left over to finish the front. This way, the shoulders won't be wider in the back than the front and make it impossible to match the shoulder pieces to sew it together.

Susan: Congrats on the contest win. Several years ago I entered some contest where the winner got all this stuff for bbqing and a bbqing book written by Al Roker. I forgot all about it and one day a box shows up with bbqing tools, pot holders, apron, and this book. It was pretty cool as he signed the book. Have fun at the museum. The museum of science and industry in Chicago has an area about birth. They have these glass cases full of babies from very tiny to full term. These aren't fake, they are human babies. People might find that disturbing, but they weren't murdered, they died in some way and were donated and this was way over 50 years ago. The kids for the most part don't think it is gross but interesting. I found it fascinating as a little kid frankly not appalled. I always say don't tell me there is no God when you seen the miracle of a human being and how they are made.

Jean: They did have a cat, but I didn't put one on the bracelet. I ran out of room! :lol: It will have to go on another one I guess. That's why I posted what it would look like using the pattern picture. It is a tighter knit so it would probably have been warmer, but I wanted a really open thin look so it would be cool and using the sock yarn and bigger needles accomplished that. I am just afraid of it rolling as it has stockinette at the top and bottom and that rolls. Take care of yourself and feel better soon!

Time to go and check laundry and back to the sweater. Faye

08-24-2013, 02:11 PM

Oh I didn’t feel real good yesterday at all for we must have eaten something that didn’t agree with our systems and I have narrowed it down to a hot dog we ate out. My system is cleaned out now from the Hershey squirts and I had a cup of chicken soup for lunch to help settle things down. It hit Will also so we both picked up a bug somewhere. It is hard to find out just where or “what” it was. We are OK now and have been working on the kitchen floor and are almost through. Got it laid down to the small area of the back door now. The biggest chore was pulling out the fridge but we had to get it out and clean under it anyway before we could put the flooring down in that area. What is done so far looks so good and we wonder why we didn’t do this years ago. :shrug:

Will is across the alley now helping a neighbor with a project he is doing. He needed some of the tools Will has to help with his project so borrowed those and the owner. :lol: We can finish up the floor later.

Not anything planned for this day except the usual cleaning up the place that I do. While the dogs are out back I will pick up all their toys they have scattered about and put them in the basket then use the dust mop on the floor. These floors are so easy to keep clean and makes house work a lot easier for me plus they look so good. Next project will be painting the kitchen cupboards or refinishing the wood ~ just do something to make them look better for they really need a “face lift.” I certainly don’t sneeze like I used to do a lot in this house. Carpets harbor bad things for me. That motor home we are thinking of buying has these type floors. The present owners had the carpet removed and had this flooring installed and so we don’t have to do that. We did that in the last MH we owned. The “50’s” are long gone with their wall to wall carpeting “must haves.”

DONNA FAYE Sounds you have a viable solution to use to finish your sweater and have it look nice.

SUSAN :bravo: in winning those tickets. I know you will enjoy the presentation. I loved it one time that I won a huge TV and we were able to gift it to a friend. The thing about winning that was that it made our income taxes go up that year. :p

JEAN Chopped up purple onions, celery, jicama, carrots, pimento, sliced water chestnuts and sliced black olives (or green), mustard & Miracle Whip are good in potato, macaroni or tuna salad. I like to julianne the jicama & carrots. I lighten the light Miracle Whip even more by mixing it half and half with yogurt cheese. If you don't like Miracle Whip you can lighten the mayo that way also. I don't put boiled eggs in the salad I take to a function but do use them occasionally in the salads we eat at home.

Have a great day Magnolias. :wave:

08-24-2013, 02:45 PM
Good Afternoon, Flowers! It is raining sprinkles as I type, but so far have .17" according to the rain gauge. Every little bit helps. Bob set the alarm for 5:15; I was awake too, so got up to start my day. The "boys" were a bit confused because the deck was still dark and it's usually almost light when they get up. They are both taking a nap now. I've done squat nothing except fix an egg for a late breakfast and wash a load of clothes. I stripped the bed but Sonny is sleeping there so will put clean sheets on when he gets up. He's not too spoiled. ;)

Susan -- :congrat: on winning the tickets! I know you will enjoy the body exhibit! I just saw a picture on FB; the man was going to have his leg amputated and sent to Alaska for the cadaver dogs to practice with. Someone had taken a black magic marker and written "dog bone for Alaska" on the leg.

"Gma" -- I'm glad you figured out how to fix your sweater. :yes: I hope it turns out the way you anticipate, with no problems. I do feel better today although my nose is still running.

Maggie -- It's nice of Will to help the neighbor with his project. :D Bob's farmer friend always says how much he appreciates Bob's help; "two heads and four hands are better than one and two!" I grew up with Miracle Whip whereas MIL used "real" mayo in everything. I'm glad you like your floor.

I need to clean up my egg dishes and move on to get something else done. I should work on clothes but that doesn't interest me in the least. Wish I had yarn and I would start on Will's afghan. Darn! Hope you all enjoy your day, and getting rain if you need it. :wave:

08-25-2013, 01:28 PM
Good Morning, Flowers! The sun is shining, wind is blowing, and we're supposed to hit 95 this afternoon. Great weather for a football game . . . not! Bob opted to skip church this morning; he says he's not going until we go back to our regular schedule in a couple weeks. I've done another load of laundry, "fix the tractor and farm clothes" so now the washer is going through the cleaning cycle. We'll head to Sioux Falls after lunch. The game is at 5:30 and I'm toying with the idea of checking yarn colors before.

I need to think about some lunch and what to wear this afternoon. We have a funeral tomorrow morning so have that outfit ready to go. Enjoy the rest of your day! :wave:

08-26-2013, 11:15 AM
Good morning everyone. Here we go back up into the 90's again and it is going to be sticky too. Jack has one more weeK (this one) on the early schedule then they are going back to the regular one. That is if the supervisor told Jack the truth. He says most of the guys are going to be peeved because they like it. He despises it and says it really doesn't make much difference, which was to help with the heat. The heat doesn't get bad out there until around lunchtime so he says you are at work that time of day either schedule.

Weigh in today and am down another 3 lbs. :carrot: I can feel my collar bones! :lol:

I have to get upstairs and clean bathrooms today and I dread it because of the heat. I forgot to tell Jack to leave the ac on when he got up. Oh well, it has to be done.

I am hoping those darn pants from JMS come today and my little pig for my bracelet. That will be in until this weekend when I ordered my necklaces and I have a bunch of makeup I want to get to take on the trip. I have had bags under my eyes for a long time and they drive me nuts. I googled how to make them not noticeable and found out how so I am going to get the stuff I need and try it. I have to say the baby lotion is working better than anything I have ever tried on my skin. My younger sister swore by it and has used it for probably 40 years.

Jean: Sounds like you adopted our weather. I don't think either way, wayyyy cold or hot makes a good football game. I think the hot is a lot more dangerous for the boys though. I laughed when I read fix the tractor and farm clothes. I got the "fix the tractor" and then "farm clothes" and got the giggles. When I reread it I understood it but the first time around I got the giggles. What are you making you need yarn again or are you still working on Beth's blanket? I am up to the shoulders on the back now and praying I have enough to finish front and back having used the heavier yarn on the back.

You all have a great start to your week. I need to get going and get stuff done. Faye

08-26-2013, 02:14 PM

Greeting a brand new day of 87°s that will climb to be in the 100°s before the days is through with the humidity at 46 degrees with no rain in sight. That is the weather forecast here in the ♥-Land. The animals are snoozing on various steps by the back door and Will is out running some errands. I am waiting for my teckie to call me and tell me how to make my printer the “main” one. I can’t find on this computer how to make it the “chosen one.” That position is checked by Will’s printer which is in his office. So when I want to print something it goes in there if I don’t forget to change the choice. I want mine to have the dominate position and that is what I need to find out how to make it such. I can’t figure out to uncheck his as the designated printer. Everything I have tried leaves the little check by his computer in the list. Weird thing is that my printer isn’t even listed in some of the places I have checked.

I have my thin bars of the Zumbar goat’s milk soap from Indigo Wild® in a real cute wooden slatted crate box which looks great in my bathroom with all of my other hand made regular sized bars of soap I have on a tray. I like using these thin bars for they do last a long time for hand washing & make my hands feel so good ~ clean also. :lol: The gal that owns the place where we get our hair cut is now carrying the product and that is great for I can now can get the product there or the web site (when they are having a great sale.) I love gifting this soap to friends. :yes: The company is in Kansas City, MO and their all-natural aromatherapy products thoroughly cover the body and home for they sell other items besides bars of soap.

DONNA FAYE:congrat: for another good loss of 3 pounds. Keep up the good work and you will reach your goal a step at a time. The more you lose the better you look in your new duds. :cp:

JEAN I certainly don't envy you going to that game in this heat. Do you have one of those neck scarf things that you put in the freezer or fridge and it keeps you nice and cool? I still have my Battenberg lace sunbrella that I used to take to games and use when I was sitting where I wasn't blocking any ones view. Those were the games where folks brought lawn chairs because the stands were quite small in some places we visited.

Have a great day Magnolias. :wave:

08-26-2013, 03:34 PM
Good Afternoon, Flowers! The sun is shining, breeze is blowing, and we're supposed to hit 95 this afternoon. I counted money at church this morning and then we went to a funeral in a nearby town. The guy was 89 and Bob had gone fishing with him in Canada a couple of different times. He was a very opinionated guy and would often take the opposite view just to create some discussion. During the last election he made some comments about those in office as well as gun rights; the federal government officials visited him shortly thereafter. Needless to say he didn't go to Canada the next year. I picked up the gift shop money and have it ready for the bank; need to return a check to the hospital and then my duties for the day are done.

"Gma" -- :congrat: on another 3#s gone forever! One of the football moms brought a good sized cooler full of ice water and wash rags for the boys to use when they weren't on the field. I was glad the game only lasted an hour! I'm going to make an afghan for Will if and when he picks out yarn. He's a Superman fan and wanted red, blue, and yellow but I said nix on that idea. I'm not counting rows and switching yarn colors unless I have to.

Maggie -- How about ordering some cooler weather and sending it my way? ;) We are to be in the 90s all week. The soccer games for tonight and tomorrow have been postponed. I saw it on tv and then Beth sent me a text. I'd be curious to know of mothers got together and rebelled. There was a wind yesterday at the football game, and we had our backs to the sun so it wasn't unbearable for us. Some people have HUGE umbrellas that had zippered slits so the wind could blow through. They sat on the ground, mostly with little kids and babies. We take our lawn chairs and just leave them in the car for the season.

I need to head off to the bank. Enjoy the rest of your day! :wave:

08-27-2013, 10:13 AM
Good morning to you ladies. Another sunny day here and I imagine it will be very hot by this afternoon.

I am still waiting on those darn gray slacks and hope they come today. Our spare bedroom looks like an explosion hit it with clothing, shoes, suitcases and all kinds of stuff. We laminated and put on the luggage tags last night so the bags are good to go. Jack printed out the cruise documents, which we don't need, but I feel better just having them. It is basically a bunch of information.

I have the back of the sweater done again and it looks fine. I am still nervous about whether I have enough for the front. If I can get the sweater knitting done and I run out, I will make the neckline and armholes white and it should look ok. I still have 30 rows for each side to do before sewing it up and then knitting on the neckline and armholes.

Maggie: I looked up the soap and they have some strange soap combos. Don't exactly know what dragon's blood is but it is mixed with the goat's milk soap. I am allergic to eucalyptus and patchouli, but love sandalwood so that sandalwood and citrus would be the one I would probably use. They are awfully expensive though. The ones I saw are like $7 a bar. Hope you enjoy yours.

Jean: You should buy yourself these little stitch markers that I have. I get them at my knitting place online and they are like little plastic safety pins. If you marked your row it would be easier to count. I don't know how difficult it is to change colors in crocheting. It isn't hard at all do to in knitting. We have these big sun umbrellas the year we bought them to go to Florida then had to change our plans because of a tropical storm. You connect them to the chair.

Well, gotta get going. We are having chicken and noodles tonight so I have the chicken going in the crockpot. I have to get dusting and vacuuming done this morning so should get to it. Have a good Tuesday. Faye

08-28-2013, 07:53 AM
Good morning girls. I turned off the ac for a bit, but doubt it will stay off long as we are expecting more of the 90's today. Jack says he is going back to regular hours on Tuesday no matter what anyone else does. Found out most of the early stuff is because the plant manager is allowing 2 hrs of overtime per day now so they come in early and work 10 hours and get off at 4. Only thing is Jack says because it isn't light at 6 AM no one works until 7 so they aren't working 10 hours but 9. He told his boss he is not staying on the early schedule and not working it next year either. They are given a choice and he tried to be nice this year and accomodate his boss, but it is too hard on him and since it isn't a demand he is working his regular hours during the summer months.

Sweater is finished except for stitching up and doing the neckband and armbands. I am washing the two pieces then will block them and probably next week sew it up. I am afraid it may be too big since I have lost weight, but we shall see. Like Jack said, too big is nice, but I told him too big is nice on bought clothing, but on hours and hours of knitting not so much. :lol:

This weekend we are having a meal with Kelly's family and commissary on Sunday. I am going to start picking up stuff like Lysol spray, handwash, stuff like that and put it aside for the trip and get snacks as I see them and commissary has them.

Nothing much else going on. Still waiting on those durn pants! Everyone have a good middle of the week. I think I am going to sit and read for a bit then get started on chores. Faye

08-28-2013, 11:11 AM
Good morning, ladies! Back to being hot and headed for 90 today.

Maggie, its easy to change the default printer. Just click in the lower right corner and choose Search from the side bar then Settings. Type in printer and one of the choices is Change Default Printer. Click on that and set the one you want. Search is your friend. It takes place of Control Panel for most things.

Faye, I knew you'd have your sweater done in time. Can't wait to see a picture! I don't blame Jack for not wanting to do the summer hours. I'm not like to work extra anymore either.

Jean I'd end up in the hospital if I had to sit out in 90 degree weather. You are good grandparents to go to all the sporting events. I'd stay home!

The Body Revealed was amazing. If it comes to a place near you, be sure to go see it. I always thought the stomach was kind of in the middle but its on the left side and next to it on the right side is the liver! It took us 2 hours to go through the exhibit and read all the info. Its just amazing.

Glory, Irene and I are going to the British Store a little later and then on to lunch, probably at Surf Rider. It's overcast so I hope it doesn't start raining.

Have a wonderful day!

08-28-2013, 12:20 PM
Good Morning, Flowers! I am back on the laptop because the computer guy downloaded the new virus program from his office and now I can't go anywhere on the pc. :( It's promising to be another hot 90+ degree day in my corner of the world. I know the electric bill will be a big one next time! I thought I had posted yesterday but see I didn't. It was my coffee date in the afternoon and don't even remember what I did in the morning. :o It couldn't have been too exciting.

"Gma" -- I hope your slacks arrive today. :crossed: I don't use a pattern for the afghan; I just measure the bed and/or guesstimate for the person that I'm making it for. I don't blame Jack for wanting to keep the same hours year around. We have the same controversy every fall when the bell choir director wants to vote for playing part of the time at second service. Those of us who go to first, vote no, and mainly because we don't like sharing the space with the dog and pony show as well as the time element. If we play second service we usually leave as soon as we play. That leaves a few less ringers, and men, to help put the stuff away. Last year we played all first services and the second service ringers were in a snit.

Susan -- I always thought the stomach was in the middle too. :lol: As long as there is a breeze (wind) the heat isn't too bad. They also only last an hour, I don't think I could sit through a "normal" timed football game since I don't like football in the first place. I should look for a "Football for Dummies" and maybe I could follow the plays better. We also sit in lawn chairs so it would be easier to keep track of Ian from bleachers. Have fun this afternoon!

I need to call my computer guy so need to get that done. Have a wonderful Wednesday! :wave:

08-28-2013, 06:47 PM

It is currently in the high 80°s and expected to get into the high 90°s before this day has gone away. The good thing is that the wind isn’t blowing ~ just a nice breeze. My sourdough starter was ready yesterday and I made a delicious round loaf last evening to eat with some spaghetti and meatballs.

We have been out and about this lovely hump~day and checked on the buffalo. Those babies are getting quite independent now and I imagine the little male one will bring the owner a good price when he sells it. The bull is quite a big beautiful one and hopefully his son will take after him.

I hope none of you caught the virus that Facebook has for 800,000 so far have been infected. Another reason I don't go there :p for those mean folks like to target those types of places.

I received the neatest nut catalogue today and am thinking of ordering some 4 oz bags of snack mix which has all nuts in them toasted and not salted. There are also non salted chunks of dried fruits in them. I love the fact that they are toasted and not salted. They sell them in 4 ounce packets and 6 ounce packets or by the pound. There are also lots of other luscious items in this catalogue which I am staying away from.

DONNA FAYE Indigo Wilds ZumBar soap may sound expensive but a bar lasts a very long time and makes it not so expensive plus it is so much better for one. I feel I am worth it. :lol: There are so many nice fragrances to choose from. The citrus scented bars are absolutely divine. The bars make lovely gifts and I do stay away from the ones that I am allergic to ~ like eucalyptus. I am glad that my hair dresser carries the line for I can smell before I buy and I buy where it is the less do re me. :D

SUSAN Thanks for the hint on how to do that but since it didn't cost anything I let my teckie do it for me and while he is remotely in my computer he also checks it so it is running properly.

JEAN I certainly hope your teckie gets your computer healthy once again. I wonder if he did catch that Facebook virus and passed it along.

Have a great day Magnolias. :wave:

08-29-2013, 08:38 AM
Good morning ladies. It is going to be hot as the :devil: today again. That is just summer in Memphis I guess.

Boy I made a mess of things and had to fix it yesterday. We live on a budget and I screwed up and changed my food budget the first payday in Sept from $300 to $100 (that is for two weeks) :eek: It was trickle down effect messing with everything else so I had to work on it and fix the darn thing then go back and work on vacation money too. On top of that, I would add our "cash" money for vacation, subtract our credit card allowable amount (this is for the cruise ship, which requires a credit card to charge anything purchased on the ship from drinks to food to gifts, etc. ) but I forgot to add that amount into our total vacation budget so I kept coming up short on how much money we had to spend on vacation. We only use our bank card for the hotels, food and gas. We take cash money for excursions and shopping off the ship so no one can steal our money or identity from our bank card. As I said, we only use the credit card for purchases on the ship as that is what they require and I come back home and pay it back off so we don't get charged the interest. I was so afraid Jack was going to be mad, and I contacted him by text and explained we were going to have to go cheap hotels as I screwed up. He read them, but never answered back so I was sure he was peeved with me. I then discovered why stuff wasn't adding up correctly, breathed a sigh of relief but was really upset he was mad at me. Well, he wasn't. He read the texts but was on a job and couldn't answer me back for a couple hours. Bottom line, we went back through it all last night, decided to advance pay hotels at this stage of the game because if something happens now that we can't go, we lose all the money, cruise, drink packages, excursions the whole nine yards so I told him why worry about it. I saved us nearly $300 doing an advance pay on a senior rate and changed 3 of the hotels to a better situation. I now have hotels that all offer either free hot breakfast buffet or cooked to order free breakfast and all are suites so even though it is just one night, we have more room. Big :D:D today!

I got my little pig for my bracelet, but no pants!!!! I am so mad at them as it has been 10 days since she said it had already been shipped and even first class gets here before 10 days so what is going on??

Today is clean the kitchen day yippeee! :smug: I have my sweater drying and being blocked and my hands need another knitting project so think I will try and get that scarf done. I also have a pair of socks for myself on needles that have just been sitting waiting for me to finish them.

Jean: Years ago we used to go with my sister and bil to my nephew's high school football games when we lived in Indiana. Man you could freeze your bum off at some of them. I remember a particularly harsh one where it was sleeting and about 20 degrees with a windchil below zero. No amount of clothing, blankets, hot chocolate warmed you up. I finally gave up and went and sat in the car. We were sitting on the side where the wind was at your face and we were getting the stinging icy sleet right in the face. I am not a football fan either, but Jack loves college football and wants to go to a Boise State game sometime when they are playing some school near enough for us to drive to it. We shall see. I don't do bleachers anymore so would have to buy one of those seat cushions with a back to it if I would go. Of course college games more than likely have individual seats like baseball, etc.

Maggie: Glad you got your printer situation fixed. I could have told you how to make it your default, but figured the guy had probably done it for you already. I would think you would save money getting the soap from your hair dresser. There are other soaps hand milled and such just as expensive and if you like the ones you buy that is great. Jack tells me I am a cheapskate. Guess it comes from all those years of not having enough money to go around so the habit dies hard. :lol:

You all have a great Thursday. I am going jewelry shopping online this morning. Faye

08-29-2013, 12:31 PM
God morning, ladies! 76 degrees and climbing but the sun is out.

Sandy and I are going to Olive Garden for dinner (I get the apricot chicken with broccoli and asparagus, no pasta and no breadsticks) and then to see The Butler.

Nothing much planned for the weekend, but that is always subject to change. LOL

Faye, I hope you get your pants! Don't you get trip insurance for your cruises? I always get it for my boss when I book one for him but I don't get it from the cruise company. I get it independent insurer much cheaper. Do you have Windows 8? It's a lot different than previous versions of Windows and doesn't have the same tabs or Control Panel and no start menu.

Jean, I use Microsoft Security Essentials, it updates every morning when I turn the computer on, and I never get viruses. The Facebook virus is one that has been around for 6 years and you do not get it just logging into facebook. You have to click and go to another malicious site from the facebook page. Since it's been around so long, most antivirus programs recognize it and block it immediately.

Maggie, I'll be having a buffalo burger over the weekend. I got 4 at Kroger yesterday. They are delicious. I'd love to see the babies.

Have a wonderful day!

08-29-2013, 02:32 PM

SUSAN I love buffalo burgers and will see if our Kroger’s here has it. The first time I ever had one was in Montana at a place called Calamity Jane’s in a small town we lived in. The owners of that place had us over for a holiday turkey dinner and had wrapped the turkey in the carcass of a goose which made that turkey meat so moist and yummy. I am so glad my teckie installed that "start menu" on my 8 for me. They say that it will be available in a download soon.

Of all things ~ my printer has gone bonkers. I wanted to print something and it printed just the top edge of it 6 times a few hours later. When it didn’t print instantly like it should I gave up waiting and sent it to Will’s printer in the next room. . I had told it to only print “one” copy. ONE. Now ~ this morning my printer spit out 3 copies of that page. Something is definitely wrong with it and now Will has gone printer shopping. I may have a new printer to install when he gets home from his volunteer job at the museum this day. I sure hope my new one will take the same kind of ink cartridges because I just installed new ones a bit ago and they are spendy.

DONNA FAYE I didn't realize you had Windows 8. :o If you don't yet have windows 8 then you are in for a big surprise when you do get it. Things are so different. :yes: Planning a cruise sounds like a chore to me. But in reality it isn't so much different than planning a cross country treck except on a cruise you have to pay for so much more up front. Hope you have as much fun this time as you did last cruise. I imagine you have learned a lot from that last one.

Have a great day Magnolias. :wave:

08-29-2013, 04:18 PM
Good Afternoon, Flowers! It's another hot humid day although not quite as hot as the last few days. I went to church to help with the monthly newsletter this morning. It seems like they come around faster every month. This afternoon I need to take library books back and pick out some new ones. The last few times it seems I pick books that I've already read and don't realize it until I'm part way through the book. :hyper: Also need to put together a grocery list for food this weekend. All the grandkids have games on Labor Day so the cabin weekend will be short this year. I called to check on Momma cat and she is adjusting to her new home just fine. I was sure she would and I'm so glad! They kept her in their bathroom for the first few days and then left the door open so the rest of the menagerie could visit. She is tiny and still a bit timid but will jump up on the bed and sit with the gal as she reads at night.

Maggie -- I figured out what the problem was before the computer whiz could get back to me. Microsoft was trying to update while the virus program was downloading. It fixed itself! :D I had to chuckle at your printer doing its own thing.

"Gma" -- Don't feel bad; I've done the checkbook snafu more than once in my lifetime. When we were first married we did cash in envelopes to be sure we had enough to pay the rent and car payment on the first. One was $70 and one was $90; I worried a lot in the first couple of years! I'm glad you got your pig and hope your pants show up soon. Jason started playing football in 5th grade; back then it was "flag" football, no helmets nor shoulder pads. He played all through junior high and high school so we sat through rain, sleet, snow, wind, etc., just like a mailman. :lol: He had planned to play college ball but took a cheap shot to his upper thigh. The orthopedic doctor told him it was his decision but he'd recommend quitting, because of his hip history, so Jason did. He was one of the big guys, in size, in high school but one of the smaller ones in college. I was glad when he quit! :yes:

Susan -- The only virus I've ever had was from McAfee on my first Gateway computer. This time the guy couldn't find anything wrong and dumped a bunch of stuff I didn't need and some malware (?). Let us know how you like the movie. I'm thinking I would like to see it but not sure if I can talk Bob into going. I admire you for passing up the pasta and bread sticks at OG. It's a good thing we don't have one of those here. We are getting a new McD's though. ;) There is another Mexican restaurant getting ready to open and someone set fire to it the other night. Our school district is 82% nonwhite according to the registration information.

I'm off to the library! Enjoy the rest of your day! :wave:

08-30-2013, 10:59 AM
Good morning to you gals. Another hot one here today. I am sure Jack wants the day over so he has a 3 day weekend. We are getting together with Kelly, Tom and Thomas tomorrow morning for breakfast at my favorite cafe. I am splurging as they have cinnamon stuffed french toast, nutella and fresh strawberries! I will run around Walmart to work it off! :lol:

My pants are still too big, but I don't have time to mess with them again so I think I will keep them and have them altered. The next size down I just think won't fit my hip size. I am still waiting for my sweater to dry in blocking mode. To make sure the front and back match, I always pin them together and then pin them down and so it is double thickness and they aren't quite dry so will leave them over the weekend. I really worry about it being too big too! You gals had much more confidence in my losing weight than I did I guess because you kept telling me stuff was going to be too big. I guess when you are my size you don't wrap your brain around your body being smaller with a 50 lb loss.

Susan: I am a noodlehead because I didn't think about Maggie having a new computer. No, I have windows XP on my computer. No we don't buy the vacation insurance. I have McAfee, but I also use the defender I have on my computer, which seems to work fine and a malware program. :lol:
Hope you find something interesting to do this weekend. We have haircut for Jack, some stuff to get at Walmarts and Krogers that commissary doesn't have and drop off his tux, a suite, tuxedo shirts and dress shirts at the cleaners for the cruise tonight. We have breakfast with the kids tomorrow then commissary on Sunday. No plans for Labor Day. So nothing exciting just mundane stuff except seeing the kids.

Jean: I have done the library book thing more times than I care to remember. It is better getting the stuff on my Kindle or Iphone as I can just wipe it out if I find I have read it already. I have a huge amount of books on my kindle/iphone, most are free and from that book place you and Susan told me about. I am reading the last in a series right now that little by little got them free. I don't do romance anymore. I like mysteries and thrillers, humor if is is about senior citizens, that kind of stuff. I don't read to improve myself, just for enjoyment. Oh, I am so glad the cat is adapting well. That's great

Maggie: Like I said to Susan, I forgot you had a new computer so you had windows 8. Jack and I really enjoy the planning of our vacation too. We are sort of like kids and I think it is because until just a few years ago, we never got to take vacations. The only time we got to leave home was transferring in the Navy or going to see relatives at holidays. We didn't have the money for vacations.

Well girls, it is almost 9 so I need to get going. You all have a fabulous weekend. Faye

08-30-2013, 02:12 PM
Good afternoon, ladies! A lovely day and 79 degrees.

The movie was not what I was expecting. And it was hardly about the real butler. Instead, they used the movie as a vehicle for what the blacks went through in with the civil rights movement and riots. When I got home, I looked it up on the internet and the real butler had one son who was not involved in the movement or and in the movie he had 2, one who was a black panther and later got elected to congress from TN and one who was killed in the Vietnam war. In the movie, the man was raised in GA working for whites who murdered his father and raped his mother and made her crazy. In real like, he lived his early life on a Virginia plantation. The real butler was married to his wife for 64 years. If I had read the bio first, I'd not have gone to the movie.

Tomorrow I'm going to help my friend pack up her sewing room. The movers are coming on Thursday so she is running out of time.

Faye, around here it costs more to get pants altered than you can buy a new pair. Fortunately I made all my clothes when I was so big because the only place you could get them was Lane Bryant and I couldn't afford them so I can alter my stuff.

Jean, a quiet Labor Day! I'm sure you'll miss the kids.

Maggie, I hope your printer issues are resolved.

Have a wonderful day.

08-31-2013, 06:01 PM

The baby buffalo are getting huge and so the male papa is leaving them alone and he can stay in the pen with them. Today they were all lazing around their pond chewing their cud.

I have been out and picking up trash outside our fence that the wind deposited. This still day is best to do that for it isn’t blowing the small particles of paper around. Next is to get it picked up in the back yard but I am in here now cooling off. I filled up a grocery bag and now there is probably a grocery bag in the back yard. We have to do this periodically for the wind brings it to us. Good exercise for me. :lol: I don’t like doing it in this heat but it has to be done. I do what I can am able to for Will certainly does the most out there.

Will’s birthday is the first of September so I went to the gun shop awhile ago and picked him up a hand gun he has been wanting. He does re-in-acting and period stuff is important to have. He will be so thrilled. For my birthday I want a bow and arrow set with wrist guard and a nice target back stop set up for the back yard. When we go hunting I want to get my deer or moose with an arrow to the heart and need some practice. When I had the set up before I was a rather on target shooter and will get that back with a bit of practice. :cp: Tomorrow is the opening day for dove season. :D

DONNA FAYE It is nice that you and Jack are having fun planning vacations now that you can afford them for you are making good memories and having fun. Wish I lived closer for I could alter your pants in a jiffy for you and not charge you. I am so thankful that I am shrinking all over so that a size will fit for me. I remember when I was smaller my size was well balanced and it still is. I just gained weight all over and now that I am shrinking it is coming off all over except for my upper arms. Guess I will always have extra weight there unless I have it removed but I doubt if I do that.

SUSAN So the movie was fiction and not fact and slanted to one direction. Too bad. I won't be seeing that one for sure. Have you noticed that Tabasco Sauce comes in so many flavors now. The new ones out are Tabasco + BBQ sauce, Tabasco + honey & Tabasco + Butter. I have a 50 cent of coupon that I will use on one of the new flavors.

JEAN How nice you figured out your own problem with your computer. The office supply store has located a refurbished printer just like the one that I have and it is a whole lot cheaper than a new one so I am going to buy it when they get it in. I have had this one for several years and have really not had any problems with it before this type of episode lately it has exhibited. It is so nice that Momma cat likes her new home. It is hot and humid here this day also. I can take the heat much better when the humidity is a lot lower though.

Have a great day Magnolias. :wave:

09-01-2013, 10:41 AM
Good morning to you all. Never did get in here yesterday. We had breakfast with the kids then ran errands all morning, came home and I did two loads of laundry and some work around the house and forgot about posting.

We were kind of catching up on gifts when at breakfast. I gave Tom his card and gift card and Kelly gave her dad what she said was his bday present from last year. This was the coolest thing she could have bought him. I posted these on FB so you might have seen them. This company takes baseballs used in Chicago Cubs games, cuts them up and makes baseball cufflinks out of them. This pair was from a game agains the NY Mets. Jack loves them and plans on wearing them on the cruise with his tux.

We went to Fresh Market and I got some really nice fruit and a couple other things, then onto Walmart and we got a couple things and I bought these cute knitted open weave sweaters to wear in the evenings on the ship. Next was Krogers to get the lowfat ice cream Jack likes, a couple things of mashed potatoes and a couple slices of ham and then home. It was really hot yesterday and it is supposed to be 105 heat index today so we want to get to the commissary and get back home and get stuff unloaded and put away before it gets really hot. Tomorrow we are going to take our filthy Mariner and get it washed as long as it doesn't rain like it is predicting.

Susan: I am saddened by the fact they have to twist true stories like they do when making movies from books. Frankly, I have yet to see anything Oprah is involved with that doesn't have racist tones to it. I refused to see the movie because I was afraid what you said about it was exactly what it was. Obviously, the wonderful story of thebutler got lost in other garbage that wasn't even true. I am sick and tired of people not letting go of garbage that happened decades ago just so they can use it to make others look bad. With the prices of movies even with the senior discount, you have to really want to see a movie anymore. We pay $7.50 for senior discount matinee movies and then you spend $$ if you buy soft drinks or popcorn or whatever snacks you want. You can't spend $40 in a heart beat. It is highly doubtful a black man then or now is going to elected to Congress in Tennessee as except for Memphis, the whole state is extremely conservative Republican.

Maggie: I have to decide what I would like for my bday. It is always hard for me because I have everything I want in life pretty much. I turn 60 this month, which doesn't bother me much but I really can't think of what I would like. Jack and I aren't buying each other bday presents, our cruise is our bday presents. I have spent enough on shoes, clothing, jewelry etc for three birthdays this year! :lol:

Everyone have a beautiful day today!! Faye

09-01-2013, 11:55 AM
Good morning, ladies! 80 degrees, heading for low 90s and scattered showers for today.

I helped Sandy pack up her quilting stuff yesterday. We worked 12 hours and took about and hour off during that time to get salads from Wendy's. I always get the half-size chicken blt cobb. We packed 74 boxes and there's about another 25 to go. We didn't take anything out of drawers as the movers said to leave it. She really needs to get rid of half of the stuff but she'll just keep adding to it. I'm going to really weed my stuff out over the winter this year. I'd hate for anyone to come in here and pack what I have that I don't use or will never use. She had to go to work today so I'm doing housework. I'll go back on Wednesday to help her finish that and the movers will be there on Thursday to pack up the rest of the house and get it moved.

Faye, we pay $7.50 for senior all day here and I don't buy anything to eat in the movie. I don't go often so I'm really bummed when the movie isn't good. We went at 7 pm and there were only 4 other people in the theatre besides the 2 of us. I'll bet none of us would have been there if we knew what it was really about. Faye, I'll be 72 next month and I feel better now than I did in my early 60s. Life just gets better and better. Unfortunately with the price of everything outstripping SS raises, I get poorer and poorer in the pocketbook.

Maggie, I'll be looking for the new tobacco sauces when I go to the store again. They sound good. I know Will loves his bday gift!

Hi, Jean!

Have a wonderful Sunday!

09-01-2013, 01:57 PM
Good Morning, Flowers! It's a beautiful day in my neighborhood! The heat wave broke Friday night and it's a cool 72 degrees and sunny as I type. The weather yesterday, at the lake, was perfect! It was the first time we had been there all summer with no wind blowing. The kids played in the water with the neighbors' dogs and then on an inflatable torpedo, went out in the boat a couple times and tried to ski, played in the sand, and had a wonderful day. They were heading for the showers and bed when we left. The adults spent most of the time sitting outside and visiting which was a nice change from sitting inside the cabin. We didn't leave until after dark which is rare for us. It's hard to believe it is September 1st today!

"Gma" -- I'm glad you enjoyed your breakfast with Kelly and family. The cuff links are sure a unique idea! I'm sure Jack will enjoy wearing them. I'm sorry your pants are still too big, but so glad for you to be smaller. ;) I am sending cooler weather your way!

Susan -- I read a review in the newspaper about the movie so knew it wasn't exactly the same historically. :dunno: I like Oprah so thought maybe it would be a good one although I didn't think Bob would enjoy it as much. Wow! I can't begin to imagine how much sewing stuff Sandy must have! You are a good friend to help her pack. Will she be moving closer to you?

Maggie -- :hb: to Will! I hope he enjoys his new gun. You don't shoot doves, do you? We have several pairs who feed on our deck. There were storms predicted last night and Bob stayed up late to watch the radar on tv; he said it split just to the west of us so the rain went around. The rain gauge said we got .03 which is better than nothing I guess. We did get enough wind to blow leaves off the trees. I hope you have your new printer soon.

I have laundry going and need to put my lake dishes away. At least I brought them home clean. Hope you all enjoy your day and the long weekend! :wave:

09-02-2013, 10:32 AM
Good morning ladies. We're in for the 90s and thunderstorms today. Seems like every holiday weekend it rains. :(

I'm having a quiet day today. I need to go to the grocery store or I won't have treats for Casper and lunch for me to take to work tomorrow. I hate shopping!

Jean, a bed quit for a queen size bed will take 20-24 yards of fabric and 28 yards for a king size. We buy lots of fabric and Sandy often buys it by the bolt. Then we have all kinds of stuff for other crafts, batting, books, patterns, notions. I have plastic containers that have fabric, pattern, thread, and notions for a quilt in so that when the spirit moves me to start something else, I'll have it ready. It goes on and on. Then we die and our heirs sell the stuff for 25 cents or take it to the dump!

Hi, Maggie and Faye!

Off to the grocery store before it rains!

09-02-2013, 12:33 PM
Good Morning, Flowers! It's beautiful sunny COOL day in my corner of the world. It was 51 degrees when I went downstairs this morning. Too chilly for the deck doors to be open and Sonny voiced his opinion; he likes to talk to the birds and squirrels. We are off to Sioux Falls after lunch for Ian's football game. Tonight the game is at 6 so will be later than last week coming home. Tomorrow night is soccer in Sioux City.

Susan -- We used to have hot air balloons come for Labor Day weekend and it was always too windy or rained for them to go up. They might get one flight out of six. It was a big deal with close to 75 balloons coming, a parade, a evening "glow" where they would all light up but stay on the ground, ending with a dance and picnic put on by the local merchants. When they quit the official celebration we've had fairly good weather over the LD weekends. Doesn't pay to second guess the weather guru! :no: Wish you could share your rain with us!

I have laundry to do also so guess I will get a load or two done before we leave. Enjoy your day whatever you are doing! :wave:

09-02-2013, 02:41 PM

Today is the opening of a new museum in a distant town and Will has gone to give a presentation there. He and the director here are going and I opted to stay home and let them go and do their “thing.” My eyes are itching so much today from what the wind brings that I put some eye itch relief drops in them to settle them down. They itch so bad I just want to rub and rub them and rub them some more. I won’t be reading a book today.

Last evening after services at church we were going out with some folks who wanted to help Will celebrate his birthday. When we drove by the front of our house on the way we saw a sign on the front yard announcing Will’s birthday and the front porch was festooned with balloons and streamers. When Will looked in the bag that held the present he started laughing and knew who it was that decorated our porch. It was a set of kids holsters and toy guns. The man that I had baked that loaf of bread for was the one that did that. For his birthday awhile back Will had given him a cute little rifle that is a BBQ lighter that he had made a nice western leather looking scabbard with fringe on it and it now has a prominent place in his office on the wall for he liked it a lot. The “rifle” lighter is about a foot and half long and when you pull the trigger the flame comes out the barrel to light your bricketts.

Sometimes I wish I had a genie in a bottle that could grant me a wish and I could be instantly thin. Ah but it isn’t to be for in the real world I have to work at it to rid myself of this fat. It is such a chore. I do things that will help me for I have made good habits and remind myself of my progress. I scraped most of the gooey frosting off Will’s birthday sheet cake and froze it in small squares so he can have it with some ice cream at a later date. I wrapped them up and now they are in the freezer. One of the gals at the museum sent him home with a large pan of brownies that I am going to wrap individually and get them in the freezer today.

JEAN I love to watch those hot air balloons and have never had the chance to go up in one. :o There are so many pretty imaginative ones. Too bad they had to stop coming to your area.

SUSAN I once had a quilter friend in Texas that did that same thing and had many "quilt kits" in her closet and had made many gorgeous ones through the years. I loved to see her creations.

DONNA FAYE How are you this day? Buzzy with vacation "stuff"?
Have a great day Magnolias. :wave:

09-03-2013, 08:24 AM
Good morning girls. A little cooler today in high 80's but a few degrees can make a difference. We are supposed to get cooler overnights, which always makes it nice.

We spent a good part of the day yesterday doing cruise stuff. I matched up outfits, found more clothes that fit now and didn't before, ran some through the dryer with a wet clothe to take out wrinkles, etc. Jack set up the big table upstairs (we keep it under our bed) and put all the bags on it so we could start packing. It makes it a lot easier that is for sure and our bedroom is about 20 x 24 so big enough to handle having the table in there. I am waiting today for delivery of the few pieces of jewelry I ordered for the trip and then Thursday my other stuff should come.

I need to get a bunch of stuff done in the house today as I didn't do any cleannig yesterday like I had planned. I am glad though I have everything sorted out.

Susan: Wow, sounds like your friend has a lot of supplies and such. I have a ton of yarn, odds and ends that were to big just to toss and brand new stuff I haven't used or ordered too much to make something. We have a really lousy storage problem here with the garage floor leaking so bad and they won't fix them and the roof needs replacing so we don't put stuff in the attic anymore as they won't put on new rooves either. We have very small closets, even our walk in isn't very big. I have shoes and purses in the spare bedroom and Jack's closet in his office is full of my clothes along with our walk in! :lol:

Maggie: Sounds like Will had a very nice birthday. All we can do with weight loss is do it one day at a time, just like quiting smoking or drinking or whatever. It can be frustrating and downright upsetting at times, but it is one of those things we just have to face day to day. Hope your eyes feel better.

Jean: Sounds like you were busy over the weekend and enjoying the last vestiges of summer. Are the mosquitos bad for you this year? I have found them to be awful this year, but we have had so little rain it surprises me that they are so bad since they lay eggs in puddles and such. I am hoping for low 80's for vacation, but they are still having high temps in the caribbean. Their humidity is unbelievable, which always makes it worse. Since the ship doesn't allow the fans or misters when you do the drill, I am going to take a wet wash rag just to try and keep a bit cool and we are going to wait to go to our stations insteading of hurrying out first thing so we don't have to stand so long. We had to stand in that heat about 35 minutes last year. We had a couple in their 80's in our "line" and they looked so frail. I got mad as I was really miserable and told them to get out of line and go to the back with me and lean against the ship, which they did. I dared anyone to say anything. I know the purpose is for emergency evacuation, but you can't put old people through that.

Well girls, time to get going and start on the day. I have a load of laundry about done and ready for the dryer so I better go check. Have a nice Tuesday. Faye

09-03-2013, 05:11 PM
Good Afternoon, Flowers! It's another beautiful COOL day in my corner of the world. The weatherman is promising 90s again in a few days. I counted church and gift shop money this morning then went to the bank. We will be leaving for soccer games shortly. We pick up the kids from the sitter to save Beth an additional trip across town and then back to the soccer fields. It got a little chilly at the end of the football game last night so think I will wear jeans and take a jacket today!

Maggie -- I hope your eyes are feeling better today. I've had that and it's not fun. What a cute idea to decorate for Will's birthday. I'll bet he got a kick out of it. You are a wise woman to freeze the treats! :cp: (Frozen cookies are pretty good. :o )

"Gma" -- You are so organized to get things ready for your cruise early. :D I'm usually rushing around at the last minute, and then forget something. I keep telling myself I will start early next time. I haven't noticed the mosquitoes but we are so dry. There are little flying bugs that seem to come out at night which we noticed last night at the game. It was a longer than usual game and not much of a contest although the other team did score once. Ian's coach is really good with mixing up the plays to confuse the other team.

I need to change clothes and round up the pb&j sandwiches for the kids. Hope you all enjoy the rest of your day? :wave:

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