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Old 08-20-2014, 10:20 AM   #16
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Good Morning! We got up to a rainy morning. The sun is supposed to shine this afternoon, with more hot and humid. I have the sliding doors open, it's nice and cool right now. No big plans for the day until this afternoon when I have to close out the gift shop register for the day. Nothing was sold on Monday so hope the rest of the week is more profitable.

I am absolutely livid! On the news this morning, a 9 year old local boy beat his pet dog to the point it is paralyzed. My first reaction would be to beat the kid, but can't help but wonder if he is being beaten himself. I think cruelty to animals should be a felony crime rather than a misdemeanor crime with a fine and slap on the wrist. Makes me nuts!

I need to get dressed and get moving. I know there are towels in the dryer waiting to be folded and put away. Hope you all enjoy your day today!

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Good afternoon gals. Just a quick post to let you know we are up and running internet wise again. It is supposed to be double the speed but it sure seems slower to me. Hopefully it will improve.

Jean: I am so very sorry about your friend. It doesn't sound good, does it? I imagine they are just trying to manage his pain at this point and so it makes him sleep all the time. Children who do things to pets usually have serious mental issues that need to be dealt with. Many serial killers and almost all sociopaths hurt animals in one way or another as children. Hopefully he will get help before it is too late.

I will be back in the morning and post much more. Jack should be home any minute so I need to go. Have a great afternoon. Faye
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"Gma," so glad you are back with us! In reading the local paper, the dog belonged to a neighbor. The dog is a Chihuahua so didn't have a chance. The article didn't say if the dog was put down. The kid obviously has a serious problem.
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Not much happening around here these days. Just gathering up the supplies to do my dolls and Will is on the mend. He is currently cancer free but since that spot had cells in it and was stage 3 he has to take chemo treatments. They will install a stint by his collarbone in which they use to insert the meds. We donít know as of yet how many treatments he will have to have but will find out next week.

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Good morning to you all. It is seriously hot and steamy here today. It is supposed to be near 100 and the humidity is awful of course.

When I get done here I am going to start on a bit of clean up, countertops, stove and appliances that sort of thing. I mopped and vacuumed yesterday and will tackle the dusting and then the upstairs tomorrow and the weekend.

The blanket is about halfway done and coming along. I ordered too much yarn because dummy me didn't think about the socks needing fingering weight yarn so had to find some of it in baby blue and white. Hopefully it will be close to the same color as the hat and blanket. I ordered the blue to originally make a solid blue blanket then ordered white when I decided to make a different pattern so now I am going to have leftovers, but that is ok I will find a use for it as it is worsted weight yarn.

Jackson started school yesterday and he sits across from my oldest sister's granddaughter! Cousins in the same class, though they barely know each other. I just wished they hadn't cut his hair the way they did as he looks like an idiot. They shaved the side and left the top long hanging to one side. I hate it and he looks awful, but he isn't my kid.

I went looking for a good dry shampoo this morning online as I haven't been able to find any here in town and I want a can to take to the hospital when I go. I can't stand having dirty hair and can't take a shower with the IV in. This last time I had Jack bring me one of my hotel samples and I leaned over and washed it in the sink with a glass to rinse it with, but since I will have had surgery that probably wouldn't go very well bending over. I read dozens of reviews on different products and chose something called Umberto of Beverly Hills so hopefully it will work.

Our Uverse is up and running, but we feel the downloading to homepage is slower than dsl, but once you get into the internet using websites is much, much faster so guess it is a trade off. I am just glad we have internet again.

Maggie: I guess I missed where his test came back with cancer cells. I am sure sorry about that. I hope he does ok on chemo. It can be rough for sure.

Jean: Looks a little overcast right now, but we are supposed to have sunny skies and killer heat for sure. I wonder what vacation temps are going to be like this year. We are pretty much packed and I am down to one sheet of paper with my list. I have a few things to buy and my to do list, which is stuff like calling the bank and letting them know where we will be traveling, taking mail hold card to post office, stuff like that, but it will be the last week to do all that stuff. I made the mistake of letting Jack pack himself so I am sure his clothing will look like he slept in it as I was packing the bag we take aboard the ship for Sunday night dinner in case our other bags are not delivered before dinner and he had a rayon tropical shirt practically waded up in there. I took it out and redid it folding it with my rectangle method then will spritz it with spray and pull it once we can get into the cabin to get the few wrinkle out of it.

Well gals, I need to get my day started. You all have a great Thursday. Faye
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Good Afternoon! It's another very humid day in my corner of the world. The sun is shining but it looks like clouds are coming in from the west. Bob is playing in a golf fun day tomorrow so I hope it doesn't rain. I had my coffee date with my retired coworker this morning. Bob painted my bathroom today; I wanted to look at colors in another paint store but he kept bugging me so picked one I looked at yesterday -- palest green of the bunch and it is definitely green! I hope once the towels and shower curtain are up it will tone down some. The color swatch said if I didn't like the color I could get a free gallon of another color. I somehow don't think he'd be real excited about doing it again so soon.

Maggie, I also missed where Will learned about the cancer. I hope the chemo will take care of any other wandering cancer cells.

"Gma," I had to at your comment about Jackson's haircut. We see it all at the soccer games, styles and colors. I'm so glad Jason was so particular about his hair; as soon as it got a little long it would curl and he didn't like that. Ian is the same way. Kolby is another story! He's has had super short almost shaved, a mohawk, and now he's wearing it a little longer but not over his ears. So far the girls haven't done crazy colors or cuts. Jack and Bob sound alike when it comes to wrinkled clothes! I told Bob to lay out what he's wearing tomorrow so he will at least leave the house wrinkle free.

I need to work on a grocery list for tomorrow so better get at it. Life would be so simple if we didn't have to eat! Enjoy the rest of your day and evening!

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Good evening ladies! Thunderstorms for the 6th day in a row. Its hot and humid and depressing. I need to see the sun!

Just doing my usual quilting stuff, going to the Y, reading too much, and trying to work some housework in. I can't stand clutter or dust or dirty floors, but I can ignore stuff like washing the windows.

My friend who recently had her 19th surgery is having another on Monday to fix her bursa sac. She has the best outlook and just keeps on going.

Faye, the kids around here have strange haircuts, in my opinion, but I'm sure a lot of people think mine is too. The best thing is it does grow out. Men should never be trusted to pack a bag!

Jean, that mean. crazy kid that beat the dog should be put away until he is grown up. It brought tears to my eyes.

Maggie, I didn't know about Will's cancer, either. I hope the chemo isn't too bad for him and I'll add him to our prayer book at church.

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Old 08-22-2014, 07:34 AM   #23
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Good morning to you all. Hot and sticky already this morning. Good thing I posted early or you wouldn't have heard from me yesterday. Our power went out at 8:30 and I sat in a dark, miserably hot house all day and it didn't come back on until 6 PM. Since Jack works for the city, when he got home he walked over to where they were working and they saw his city uniform and told him exactly what the problem was. Since Jack works electronics and electrics he understood it all and came back and told me the supervisor told him it should be back on by 6 PM. Two minutes until 6 it came back on. We had to go out for dinner so we just went to Hueys, which is a bar type place and got a sandwich and sat in the ac for an hour or so. They still didn't have it back on when we got back so Jack walked over and checked again and he still said 6 PM so we sat around in our underwear until 6. . I kept the house closed up and everything as dark as I could to keep it cool and got a cold glass of water and a soda and an ice pack out of the fridge then didn't open it again. I didn't want to eat crackers because of the salt so I just had a couple snacky things in the pantry for lunch as I did get breakfast eaten before the power went out. I just hope it stays on now. We have had a lot of power outages because of the excessive heat here. It happens pretty much every year.

I had cleaned the bathroom, washed down the washer and dryer and freezer before the power went out so that was done, but then later on, I went upstairs and got our led light and a flashlight and went into the kitchen and cleaned my ceramic cooktop and all the countertops and sink and then did up the dishes so I did the chores I was planning on except for the dusting. I will tackle it today and do the upstairs tomorrow.

Jean: I would like to paint the majority of the downstairs a very pale green when we paint then accent with yellow and grays, but it I think we will buy different samples of yellow, gray and green and try it out on the walls in the laundry room where the lightest color is at the moment and decide, which one we like best. I think we are going to buy one of those new fangled paint sprayers that you can paint wall with to hurry up the job when we decide to start on it. There is certainly always something to do here. I told Jack I wanted to hire a landscaper to come onto our deck next spring and clean out all the leaves, cut everything and clean it all up. We don't have a huge amount so it shouldn't be very expensive and the bush, flowers and such will look better than when he whacks at them. I may have them plant a few flowers around too who knows? Jack gets his hair clipper cut really short nowadays. He hates getting his haircut so much that it is easiest to deal with. Bob has such a beautiful head of white hair. Jack's is still dark brown, which amazes me. He has gray in it, but if you aren't standing on top of him it isn't noticeable. I will face letting my hair grow out natural when Jack retires from the city because then $165 every couple of months to get my hair colored will be a waste of money IMO. So, I will then let it grow out and pray it is decent coloring or color it myself.

Susan: My house looks like a hoarders right now and it drives me bonkers as I am all about neatness, but there isn't anything I can do about it. We don't want to buy storage units and then have to try and pack up and move stuff when we get new floors put in so there is stuff sitting all over the dining room. I have no place for anything. My darn spices fall out of my kitchen cupboard all the time because there isn't room for them, etc, etc but I have to be patient. You know I clean all the time, but everything is so old that I am to the point where I just can't get the linoleum to look clean and it is coming away from the wall and such so the glue is around the edges and picks up dirt on it. I just can't get down on the floor and scrub the edges like I used to so I do the best I can with it and have to just let it go, which is not easy for me. I like a nice neat clean house all the time. One day it is will be that way for me again.

You all have a nice weekend. We are going to stay in because it is going to be over 100 all weekend. Faye
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Old 08-22-2014, 01:55 PM   #24
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Good Afternoon! I had a post all written and somehow it went into never never land, never to be seen again! GRR!!! It's another very humid day here and would be really miserable if the sun were out. Bob is playing golf and there is a slight breeze which helps a little. I made the dreaded WM run this morning; it's fast becoming the $100 store. It was getting busy with mothers and kids as I was leaving, but they did have several check outs open. I noticed some merchandise had been relocated but everything on my list was where I usually find it.

Susan, you do keep busy which is good! I know what bursa is but didn't realize one could have surgery for or on it. I thought it was just a lubricating material around joints. No? I hope your friend gets along ok, 19 surgeries is sure a lot! The dog had to be put down and someone gave the family another dog. Judging from the address in the paper, it happened in Mexican territory. If anyone at school finds out, the kid will have a hard time. I would have a hard time having him in my class. I'm hoping he was sent away.

"Gma," I sure hope your electricity will stay on now! I think it's too funny Jack could tell the guys how to fix it. I can't imagine how hot and miserable you must have been. The bathroom green looks much lighter today. The sun coming in the sky light gives it a whole different look. My hair started turning gray in my 30s, and really got going after I had the hysterectomy. I just decided "what you see is what you get." Somehow I don't think your house comes anywhere close to looking like a hoarder's house. If true, then a squeaky clean one!

Guess I will boil some eggs for egg salad. Bob is having a steak supper at the golf course so I am on my own for both lunch and supper. Hope you all enjoy a fantastic Friday!
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Good evening, ladies! Rainy day in the 80s again.

I went to WM for protein powder and bars this morning after I worked out at the Y. That is how boring my days are.

Faye, my yard man does the flowers and shrubs. He planted a bunch of bulbs this spring. He's going to take out the hedges in the front of the house. I've hated them since day one - 25 years - but that's how all the houses in this development were landscaped and Stan liked them. I'm going to have Scott put in hydranges which I love in the spring. He also cleans my gutters and trims my trees without me even having to tell him.

Jean, Margaret's bursa has a leak that needs to be repaired. It's her hip and it might have been nicked in a previous surgery.

Hi, Maggie!

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Good morning to you ladies. Another hot sticky day here. We are staying inside except for Jack going out and getting some bread and his favorite lowfat ice cream that Krogers has.

I am going to tackle upstairs bathrooms this morning later then that will be it for today. It is too hot to do too much else.

I am getting close to being finished with the baby blanket. They live up north and it is a nice heavy blanket she can put in the crib to keep him warm and it is washable and dryable so she can just chuck it into the washer when it gets dirty. I only use washable/dryable stuff for kids. Who wants to have to hand wash anything for kids? Moms work these days and don't have the time to mess around with it.

We are only 29 days out until the cruise and we leave in 26 days. I can't believe it is finally getting close. The next one will be harder since it isn't until 2016.

Susan: I can feel for the woman and the multiple surgeries, which I am sure you can too. I think the only way you can deal with it is to have a positive attitude. I wouldn't say I am looking forward to my surgery in October, but I am not dreading it and I want the darn thing fixed so it doesn't become dangerous. I am losing weight, but I am still morbidly obese and that puts a lot more pressure on a hernia than someone who is at their correct weight so I just don't want to wait it out. I just wish we could fix the uterine thing, but my insurance won't pay for surgery to remove what they consider a healthy organ. I am in my "down" time at the moment with it as I am not spotting or crampy or such for the last couple weeks. Problem is it is not on a cycle like women who are still fertile so I never know when it is going to start up again. I am taking stuff with me on the cruise just to play it safe.

Jean: Jack hasn't played golf in a long time as he has no one to play with him. Tom used to play, but hasn't played in years so Jack has no one down here to play with. Besides that, his knees were causing him so much pain he didn't like playing. He does love the game even though he is not particularly good at it. He tried to get me interested in it years ago, but it just was not my thing. When Jay was a toddler we used to rent a cart and Jack would play 9 holes and so would Jay as we bought him a toy set. He would get out when his dad did and set up and hit his ball then we would chase it and back into the cart. He was really cute. As a grown up he never has played though. I had egg salad yesterday. I like slicing up green olives in my egg salad, but I didn't have any. It is a southern thing I got addicted to when we moved down here.

You all have a nice weekend. I am going to go test my blood sugar and make myself breakfast. TTFN!! Faye
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Good Morning! We got up to rain so are going to see what the weather is doing after lunch before we head to the cabin. I've done some laundry and changed the sheets on the bed. That is an automatic every Saturday. I didn't think we were going to the lake until tomorrow so haven't fixed any food to take. I wouldn't mind ordering pizza and call it good. Next weekend is the last hurrah for everyone so will be making extra food then.

"Gma," Bob mentions joining a golf league again, and he could do so with my blessing. He only plays two or three times a summer and he is a good golfer. His parents were avid golfers and had lots of tournament trophies. They even traveled to Florida to play in a national cancer tournament. I took lessons two summers in a row, decided I wasn't having fun plus paying a sitter, so gave it up. I forgot about putting the olives in my egg salad! I know Bob will ask about it when I do.

The dryer just buzzed so will fold the sheets and put them away. Laundry sure seems to multiply when I least expect it. Be sure and enjoy a super Saturday!
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Good morning all. It is going to be viciously hot today over 100 temps and brutal heat index so we are staying inside. I hope this doesn't mean we will have a super hot vacation like we did our first cruising year. It stayed in the 90's the whole time.

I have the whole house cleaned now so have a free day and will start it all over tomorrow probably vacuuming and mopping. I started breaking it up again and it is easier in the hot weather to do it that way.

I bought new panties for the cruise and they have zoomed up the prices and zoomed down the quality. I was amazed at how thin the cotton is now. You can see right through it. I laundered them and wouldn't have been surprised if they had come out in tatters. I can buy others, but they are $12 a pair and that is ridiculous to pay for cotton undies IMO.

I only have one and a half panels left on my blanket then I can bind off and it is done. I will be glad when it is finished because it is pretty heavy to deal with at the moment.

Jean: Jack won't eat anything with mayo or miracle whip and doesn't like hard boiled eggs so he wouldn't eat egg salad. He doesn't eat olives either. Sometimes I wonder how I ever feed the man, but as long as I stick meat and potatoes in front of him he will survive. Like I said, I have gotten him to eat more veggies than he used to, but nothing out of the norm. I found golf difficult because I am left handed. I couldn't get the hang of swinging so I gave it up.

Everyone have a nice day and if it is hot where you are, stay cool and safe. Faye
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Good morning, ladies! The sun is out today - more rain tomorrow - and it's only supposed to be 81 degrees, 74 right now.

It looks like Labor Day weekend may be some nasty weather with Cristobal coming up the coast. The storm watch is on. The newspaper this morning had its usual pre-storm warning that homeowners insurance does not cover flooding. It also said that Hampton Roads (Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson, and Yorktown), is the next city after New Orleans for serious flooding. I know FEMA redid the 100-year flood plan this year and my flood insurance went down for the first time in years.

Sandy and I went to see "The 100 Foot Journey" yesterday. A good chic-flick. What was disgusting was the ticket was $6 and a small popcorn was $6.50. I'm making me a big purse and taking my own from now on.

Nothing happening today but doing the downstairs floors and some cooking ahead for the coming week.

Faye, I've never tried green olives in egg salad but I'm putting some in today. I'm also making tuna salad and chicken salad, a pork roast and sauerkraut, grilling chicken breasts and a meatloaf. I made a huge container of salad yesterday so all I'll have to do is reheat and cook veggies all week. I noticed the same thing when I got new undies - very thin cotton that won't last.

Jean, it seems like you just opened the cabin at the lake and it'll soon be time to close it up. The summer has flown by.

Hi, Maggie!

Have a blessed Sunday.
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Good Afternoon! The sun is shining and it's not quite as humid as yesterday. I had a hard time getting to sleep last night for some reason. I blamed it on too much fresh air at the cabin yesterday. Anyhow, I slept until 8:30 this morning which is very unusual for me. I can't remember the last time that happened. Bob let the boys up from the basement and he said Sonny wasn't sure he should come up since I'm always the first one up in the morning. I've done nothing but read the papers and eat breakfast/lunch so far.

"Gma," I hope your air is able to keep up with the heat! We haven't had a 100 degree day yet this summer, and we usually get a couple in July. Bob isn't crazy about mayo and that's all that his mom used. I grew up on Miracle Whip so that's what I use unless a recipe specifically calls for mayo.

Susan, I sure hope flooding doesn't happen. The tv has been broadcasting news about the CA earthquake. At least with tornadoes there is usually a little bit of a warning. I have been tempted to take my own popcorn to the movies. It never tastes as good as theater popcorn smells though. I'm sure they pop it, as people come in, so the smell entices people to buy. Undies must be like everything else these days -- cost goes up and quality goes down.

I need to get busy on some more laundry. I'm thinking potato salad sounds good. Will have to check and see if I have enough of everything without going to the store. Enjoy the rest of your day and evening!
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