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Old 10-15-2005, 07:01 AM   #1
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Good morning gals! We may have to extend our "14 posts then on to a next one" with all the new gals or we will be starting new ones all the time. Jean, you and Maggie decide what you want to do and I am game to go along. My thread runs around 45 posts then I set up a new one.

Gosh, hope I can remember what I just read! I always hate that starting a new thread.

Maggie: We want to replace our deck but that has to wait for a couple years until we replace all the flooring. This old condo needs a lot of work and we have to fit it in between trips to Vegas! I know it sounds selfish to always be taking expensive vacations every year, but the truth is we never got to take anything but a trip where we were transferring from one base to another, some family member passed away or occasionally we got to go home for a holiday. So now that we have quite a bit more money, we are getting 30 years of no vacations our of our system! We have these huge windows that face out onto the deck, one in the living room and one in the kitchen and I want to eventually take down the ratty verical blinds that came with the condo when we bought it and put up louvered shutters on the kitchen window as it will look so cute. As for my Lucy avatar, I just trolled some Lucy sites, found what I wanted, right clicked on it and used the "save picture as..." function, saved it, then went back in and adjusted the size with my photo program and voila! I can do that with anything that allows me to copy it. What I am REALLY wanting that is Lucy is wallpaper border for my kitchen, but as of yet they don't make it. If you ever come across it somewhere in the future, let me know. I contacted a big Lucy site and she said there is no one that makes it as of now. I even have I Love Lucy bank checks. Jack and I take turns. When we run out, then the other person gets to pick what the check has on it. I had the last one and found Lucy checks, which made Jack groan a lot, but fair is fair. I had to put up with Indiana University the time before. I don't write a lot of checks anymore with online payments and being able to use our bank card everywhere so these are lasting longer than usual. I still have another box before Jack gets to pick again! Jack told my son he has some "splaining to do" about buying his mother a bunch of that, "Lucy crap" for my birthday! I was talking to him on the phone on Jack's bday and he asked me about my birthday gifts (if you remember I hit the mother lode with Lucy stuff this year) and I could see Jack sitting here at the computer rolling his eyes. He then got back on the phone with Jay and talked to him about it. See, I have an extra bedroom that has lots of Lucy stuff too. Believe me, I am nothing compared to some people. I don't collect for collecting's sake, I need it to fit in somehow. Now, truthfully, Jack can't be let off the hook as he has given me DVD's of ALL the I Love Lucy episodes, bought me an I Love Lucy board game and is currently getting me the Here's Lucy dvd series.

Gail: That is cool about your gift card. We got a $5 one from Lowes recently for rebate on a thermostat we bought. It is still sitting here until we need to use it. I love to shop, but I am not a shopper looky lew. I want to BUY when I shop not just go store to store looking. My sister does that and I hate it. You want someone who loves to shop, sheesh! We just came back from a beautiful 10 days in Vegas in August and my sister, who lives in Foothill Ranch CA drove over for the weekend with her dh to see me. First thing she wanted to do was GO SHOPPING at a Fashion Bug. In VEGAS! Now that is a shopper!

I got a phone call last night from my sweet baby boy that he got his report card and was on the honor roll and made all + in all areas. Made me cry! He is growing up too fast (for you new ladies my one and only grandson just started kindergarten in Aug) Jack and I are getting him a video game as a gift.

Well ladies, I have no chores done and we have a soccer game across town at 8:30 so I better get them done before Jack gets up.

Have a great weekend! I would love to see pics of everyone's grandbabies! For you new ladies, I am including one of Thomas and Jay at Easter (Jay is his Uncle not his dad)

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Old 10-15-2005, 03:18 PM   #2
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Good afternoon! This day has flown!!! Both Wayne and I didn't wake up until 9:30am this morning--to the sound of the phone ringing. If the phone hadn't woke us up we'd probably have slept on until who knows when! We had errands to run! Well, we were up and out of that bed so fast. Wayne is outside mowing the lawn. THE SUN IS SHINING! We haven't seen the sun in 7-8 days. It's around 75 degrees outside. Very nice!

I got a great surprise when we returned from our errands. Fed Ex delivered our new remote control. I just got off the phone with advanced technical support and my tv is all set up again. Oh please let it remain that way!

I'm supposed to be doing "stuff" now but thought if I didn't get in here now I don't know when I would be able to. I'm starting my big "company cleaning" now. Anyone want to come and help me? Pleeeeease?

Faye, did you say Vegas? Wayne and I flew out there about 3-4 years ago (I think--time flies) and we had a great time! That is a whole different world out there to be sure! I think people-watching was the best! We went on the Hoover Dam tour and met some great people on the bus on our way there. We want to go back and we were planning on going this past summer but the flights were way too expensive for us. So we ended up driving to Atlantic City, NJ for a few nights. We're not really big gamblers--I play the slots and Wayne will play the craps tables BUT we will only lose so much money! Anyway, Atlantic City and Vegas is like apples and oranges in my opinion. I like Vegas better.

Maggie, I'm in the process of getting a permanent bridge in my mouth. Ugh! I feel like I go to the dentist all the time and it seems no matter what I do I'm still ending up with this bridge! I go to my regular dentist very 6 months for cleaning and inbetween those visits I go to a periodontis for deep cleaning. It's very frustrating.

Well...I had better scoot...I need to get that guest room freshened up and clean out the pantry...and some other things...
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Oh! Faye! Congrats to your grandson! What a cutie!
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Gail: Thanks for the comment on my gs. He is my sweety! He is spoiled rotten as he is the ONLY grandchild on either side, his father has one sister who is mid 40's and single and my side he has his uncle (in the pic) and his wife who have been married 18 months and have no children yet. My dd is not having anymore so I am sure he will continue to be rotten as his paternal grandparents live across the street from them and we live across town. Only his uncle lives very far away. Jack and I go to Vegas once a year. We LOVE it there and one reason it is mainly adults for one thing. You rarely go into restaurants etc and have to listen to squalling kids, or the little darlings running all over the buffets etc. We live 40 miles from 11 casinos (Tunica, MS) so gambling is not the reason we go. There is just so much to look at. We went to two shows this last time and had a great time. We just love going there. We have already begun our plans for next year's trip, which is going to be right before Christmas (absolutely rock bottom prices that time of year and you can get a strip hotel for like $60 a night) Airtran flies from here so we fly first class for around $1300 and that is cool. I had never flown first class before and it is definitely a whole different experience including much more room for your fat ****! When you have live your married life practically in poverty (my dh was enlisted Navy for 20 years and I stayed home with the kids) it is like being a kid going to a place like Vegas let alone all the romance because we don't have to share the bed with our dog or cat! Jack is watching the Notre Dame/ USC game so I am BORED! I guess I could knit and go upstairs and watch tv or read, but nothing sounds interesting right now so am fooling around online.

Guess I better fold my half load of clothes! have a good Saturday everyone. Oh and we lost spectacularly again 6-0!

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Good Afternoon, Flowers! It is a gorgeous day in my corner of the world . . . sunny, 70+ degrees, and NO wind! The leaves are turning bright colors and falling at a lazy pace. The local area artists are having open house today and tomorrow; some of the art teachers have studios above the downtown stores so I stopped in to have a look. We are looking for a new picture for over the fireplace but haven't found anything that we really like. I went to visit in an artist's home and bought a Santa Claus. The lady makes all kinds and sizes then takes them around to different shows in the midwest. Her husband was an art prof. at the college so some of the hands and faces are made by him. I've always admired the house from the outside not knowing who lived there. It is beautiful inside too. I spent almost 2 hours on the phone with my cousin this morning. We try to call on each other's birthdays but she was in the hospital having some tests done. That pretty much took care of my morning. Now I have laundry going and need to decide on a menu for tomorrow. Beth, Will, and the kids are coming over for the afternoon.

Gail -- Maggie was our oldest cat; Beth and I brought her home Memorial Day weekend, 1990. The cats are like our kids, and each has their own personality and quirky little ways about them. It was nice of Sears to send you the gift card. The same thing happened to Jason and Amanda. I was with Amanda when she picked the refrigerator out and the only one left was the one on the floor which she agreed to take. The dept. manager even came out and we looked it all over for any marks, dents, etc. When they delivered it, it had a big scratch and a small dent on the side. The way it sits in the kitchen, they were on the side that is visible to the dining area. Amanda was so upset and called the store. They agreed to bring out a new one and they did. How long will your parents stay with you? I know what you mean about company cleaning. It's nice when it is all done and you know what you've done. Have you been having trouble with your teeth that you mentioned going to different dentists? I have so many crowns now but when my teeth hurt, I hurt all over. Good luck with the bridge!

"Gma" -- Thanks for sharing the picture of T! He is growing up so fast. Tell him "congrats" on the good grades! I thought decks were built to last forever. No?

The dryer is buzzing so time to change loads. Have a nice weekend!

Jean -- from Iowa!
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Old 10-15-2005, 10:52 PM   #6
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We have been gone all day. First we picked up a freezer that would fit in this MH and got a chest style. The rest of the day was looking for baskets to fit into the bottom so I could lift the food up without doing a head stand. Needless to say we didn't fine anyone carrying square buckets. A few years ago they were everywhere. I know I had them for a different freezer. Sure makes it easier to get those illusive things off the bottom.

FAYE I don't really care when a new thread is started as along as I can find it I am fine. How bout a weekly thread or even a thread by the Month. Like I said, makes no nevermind to me. I agree with your taking vacations now while you can enjoy them after that long fast with out one. Goodness the remodeling will be there when you can be there to do it. I got a chuckle about your checks. Will and I have our own and mine have a set of lips kissing and it says "kiss it goodbye." Love that little guy! All good grades and I can imagine your smile is still on from that.

GAIL AH bet it did feel good to sleep in this day. Not every day do you get that chance. Which tooth is out that you get to have a bridge built? When I was twelve my moler on the right side got pulled ~ guess now they would have done a root canal or something to save it ~ but alas, the dentist built me a bridge. Looks like a spider when I take it out to brush my teeth. Every dentist lately has wanted it for their museum and said they would build me a perminant one (my cost I am sure. ) Anyway I was just curious if it was the same tooth you have out. CONGRATULATIONS on getting that TV working. Now you can enjoy your favorite programs on the latest equipment offered. Those TV's are sure nice.

JEAN how neat for you to get to go in that house. What a great thrill it must have been to stroll around and see all the neat art things there. How big is Santa that you got? I have a tiny head of Santa that is about the size of a lime that was hand painted by someone years ago that is a lapel pin. I think it was Annabelle that painted it. Really cute face.

Well ladies I am beat and am just going to relax and read a book.
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Happy Sunday morning everyone! It's a little cool in the house this morning--definitely feels like Fall. But...the sun is shining--second day in a row! It had rained for so long here in Delaware that everyone was wondering if we would ever see the sun again.

I got a lot done yesterday. With the help of technical support I programmed the new remote. I cleaned out the pantry--had to throw some canned goods away--they were starting to expand. Washed some clothes. Washed and put away dozens of assorted glassware downstairs. Knitted. Read for a few minutes. Vacuumed. I'm slowly getting the house ready for Mom and Dad. I've got to do some baking--I'll do that Thursday evening. I'm going to bake a coconut custard pie...from scratch. I was given this wonderful recipe from this nice North Carolinian woman...about 20 years ago. Anyway I found it about a month ago and I've been promising Wayne I'd bake it for him. Since he kept to his bargain (I'd handle the satellite/remote/tv and he would handle the programming of new telephones and the additions) I figure I will reward him! Both of us agree: no more "technical" things for awhile!!!

Maggie, my troubled spot in my mouth is in the back--tooth in question....or now lack of tooth in question is next to the last one on my left lower side. It was a tooth I had to have a root canal done back in the 80's which resulted in it getting a cap. Then about 6-8 years ago, I had to have some oral surgery done on the gum surrounding it to save what was left of the tooth under the cap. The periodontist had told me back then that I would probably be going through this one day. And he's right. When I went for my 6-month checkup with my regular dentist they discovered I had an absess. I knew something was there on my gum--I thought it was a gum boil or something. It never did hurt me! Anyway, the dentist showed my x-ray to me and sure enough there it was big as day. So, about 2 weeks ago, the dentist started the procedure. I have a temporary right now--it does not come out. I go back this Thursday and I think I get my permanent bridge then. I'm glad it doesn't come out either--that it will feel like my real teeth. I had asked about an implant but the dentist didn't recommend it for me--he said the other two teeth surrounding the now missing tooth needs the added support. My dental insurance is covering a lot of the cost but it's still costing around $1800 out of pocket. Oh what I couldn't do with that $1800!!!! Anyway, Wayne says he's thankful that we have the money to pay for it.

Jean, Sears is pretty good about replacing appliances, etc. I was shocked that they gave us the gift card. Believe me I had it for two whole days before I spent it all!!! Talk about burning a hole in my pocket! Christmas! Christmas will be here before you know it. I'm sure that artist's home was nice. Know what I'd like to do? I'd like to find a Christmas picture to go over our mantle for the holidays. I've always wanted one. Which just reminded me. There's a Thomas Kincade (sp?) art gallery at the mall and I bet he has some Christmas pictures or at least some wintry type scenes that would do. Hmmm...I might run out to the mall this afternoon and have a look. Or maybe next Saturday--Mom wants to go shopping at the mall then. Mom and Dad are arriving on Friday morning and leaving on Sunday. It's a 4 1/2 hour drive from their home. Wayne and I are from Virginia Beach, VA and that's where they live. Wayne's Dad lives in Virginia Beach also. Also other assorted relatives. Mom is bringing her home made potato salad and home made dinner rolls. We're planning a big ham dinner on Saturday night.

Faye, I know exactly what you mean--there is so much to do in Vegas! Who wants to spend the whole time throwing money away?! I've never flown first class but Wayne has. He had to fly to Detroit, Michigan a couple of years ago (work-related) and they flew him first class. He said there is a BIG difference! Me? I'm just happy to get from Point A to Point B. I understand about hard times as well. I think anyone who has been married for a long time has experienced tight times. We could probably swap stories! Wayne and I have been very blessed in the last decade. Grandkids: It's okay to spoil them! Isn't that what grandparents are made for? I say "spoil 'em rotten and send 'em home!" Sometimes DD2 says she has to deprogram the kids after visiting me.

I hear DH stirring around the house. The day is beginning...
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Good morning gals! Hope all is well in your part of the world! Jack is sleeping in this morning. I think he is depressed! The NASCAR race was on last night and boy what a night! I don't know what it is about that track, but I bet at least 10 cars got ruined with blown tires that threw them into a wall or something. I guess on Friday, the Busch series race they had there it did the same thing. So much so that NASCAR officials were making FORCED stops for tire checks with the Nextel race last night, but still didn't help. Jack's favorite driver, Tony Stewart (an Indiana boy btw) ran over something towards the race end and crashed into the wall. Ended up being 25th and being tied for first in the pt standings where before yesterday he was 1st by 75 pts. Jack would have been suicidal if Southern Cal had not pulled out a last minute upset over Notre Dame (Jack DESPISES Notre Dame) yesterday afternoon!

Me, I could care less except I would like Tony to win being from Indiana and all.

Maggie: I can't believe you can't find those baskets anywhere. You are right, they used to be everywhere. Nothing worse than having to go headfirst into the freezer and if you are short, whoa boy!!!!! My grandparents were huge canning and freezing fans. I lived with them the last two years in high school and they had 3 full size freezers full of stuff. They had a canning room that was full of canned fruit, veggies etc. My grandfather always one for a bargain, would go and buy hot dogs when they went on sale by the case as well as canned veggies and his morning breakfast food of choice, canned grapefruit sections. He never ate anything for breakfast but coffee, 2 pieces of toast and a bowl of grapefruit sections or half fresh grapefruit. I can still see him sitting there and my GRANDMOTHER buttering/jamming his toast for him. Here is a funny story relating to the freezer business. Like I said, myself, my younger sister and younger brother went to live with my grandparents when I was a junior in high school. They lived in a 3 bedroom house, but the middle bedroom was used for storage. It had a huge upright freezer in it and was chock full of stuff. They put a bed in there and my 11 yr old brother slept in there and my sister and I shared the other bedroom. One day, my grandma went into that freezer to get hot dogs for dinner and there were NONE!!!! They couldn't figure out where they all went as grandpa had bought like 15 packages because they were on sale. They looked in every freezer they had and nada. A few days later, my grandmother was dust mopping my brother's bedroom while we were at school and the mystery was solved. My brother was eating FROZEN HOT DOGS and putting the empty packages under his bed! The sad moral to this story is the man weighs probably 450 lbs now and is in poor health because of his eating habits, which started way back then.

Gail: My dh loves coconut cream pie. I despise coconut. Like the flavor of the milk, but gag on flaked coconut. Don't ya just hate all the things in your house that have to be "programmed" in one way or another! Drives you nuts! Our downstairs tv can't be programmed into our satellite remote so we have 3 remotes, one for the surround sound system, one for turning the tv on and then the actual channel changer. Our phone is just as bad, having to program what message, how many rings, whether you want the thingy dinging at you to let you know you have a message (it isn't enough to have the big red message button blinking away furiously, it has to make noise too! ) then you have computer stuff to program and we have a dvd burner that takes a bit of understanding to burn copies of movies, etc. I think back to when I was a kid and wonder how today's generation would have fared with no cell phones, no cable, no video games, no microwave, etc etc. Let's see they would have to use pay phones, read a book, cook a meal, how awful!

Well, gals, I have not done a single thing this morning. I guess I should get my downstairs chores done and get a loaf of bread ready to start rising for dinner.

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This morning a strange sight occured when we awoke. There was this bright orb in the sky.....the Sun was shining. We have had 8 straight days of rain and I was beginning to grow gills. They said the we had 4" of rain overnight on Thursday in our town. Lots of flooded basements. DD#1 called to say she had some water even tho she has a sump pump and is having some one come in today to help clean. She said the DD#2 also had water but I haven't heard from her. They had a French drain put in the basement a few years ago and they have a finished basement so they may be so busy they haven't called. I will call later to give them time to get something done. They have a lot of electronics, TV, Computer etc in the basement so I hope it wasn't too bad.

Gail: The light just dawned on me when you mentioned you were from Delaware. Of course, I remember you. You work or worked for a college don't you? I know how it is to 'company' clean. It is the only way I will do in depth cleaning. Once over lightly each week but deep cleaning when company comes. I also had to have gum surgery to deal with an infection at the tip of a root on a tooth that had had root canal done years before. I have had no problems with it since then. Hope everything goes smoothly with you.

Faye: You have every right to be proud of T. After all doesn't he take after you and Jack. I know what you mean about years of not going anywhere....with 4 kids we never went away, just day trips. When they were finally grown and able to stay alone we did take a couple of weekend trips but it wasn't til DH retired that we started to do some good traveling. Still we usually only take 1 good trip a year.

Jean: Sorry to hear about your Maggie, it is tough to lose and animal that you have had so long. How many cats do you now have, in house? I know you have a bunch that live outside.

Maggie: Hope you can find those baskets for your freezer....wouldn't want to lose you by having you fall into the freezer in search of dinner.


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What a wonderful Lord's Day this is. Still sunny and the time changes this month. Time does fly. We went looking again after lunch for square pails and the only ones we found were for mopps and had pour spounds on both sides. Now if there was only one pour spount I would have cut it off but cutting both sides like that would have weakened them too much. Sooo here is what we are going to do. When we had Turn his kitty litter came in square pails. Cowboy saved a couple of them and has some of his leather tools in them. They are going to be cleaned out and will just have to do the job. If both of them won't fit then one is better than none. They won't be hard to clean since only clean stuff was used in them anyway ~ never any "used" litter for sure. At the Smart and Final store they sold mayonaise in square pails and of course lard but we didn't exactly want any mayonaise or lard just to get the buckets. Maybe when we go down south whrere there is a "container" store we can find something better than what we have to use.

GLORIA How nice for you to be able to see the sun today. That was a lot of rain to fall last night and I certainly hope your daughters room isn't ruined.

FAYE that was a might lot of frozen hot dogs your brother ate. You know maybe they need to look into who made those tires for the race. Could be they were a bit inferior. Just a thought.

GAIL I never thought about how much a permanent bridge cost really and WOW that is a lot of money. Good thing that you do have insurance that covers part of the original cost. The thing to remember is we want to keep our teeth as long as we can. My dentist once joked ~ but there is truth to it ~ only brush the ones you want to keep. Now they say "floss." I wanted to keep them all and still have a couple of my wisdom teeth. I only ever had 3 come in and had one pulled because there was no room for it. Now please don't take me wrong I didn't mean that you didn't take good care of your teeth. Plenty of folks that take good of their teeth are now wearing false teeth. The dentist said a lot of it has to do with heredity. He has folks come in that hardly brush and have great teeth so go figure.

I need to start getting ready for evening services. Type at you later ladies. Have a wonderful evening.
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Good Evening, Flowers! Went to early church, made meatloaf for dinner thinking Beth and troops would be here but she was running late so we ate anyway, did the rest of the laundry, played the afternoon away, did my algebra homework, and here I am! It is almost time to head for bed. Why do weekends have to go by so fast?

Maggie -- My Santa is probably about 15" -- he has twinkley eyes and is holding a Christmas wreath in one hand and a rocking horse under the other arm. I can't imagine the hours of work this lady puts into her Santas much less transporting them to shows. She has all sizes . . . some are 3 feet tall and stand on the floor.

Gail -- Years ago I worked in the sewing/craft area of a store and we could buy the finished needlework displays. The store manager was in Jaycees with DH so I was able to put first dibs in on a Christmas picture that I put up every year.

"Gma" -- I did see the race was on and promptly turned the channel. I hate seeing the accidents!

Gloria -- We still have two inside cats . . . 'Mom' who was an unwed mother and moved in 14 years ago. Leonard is her son and Jason promised if we could keep him that Jason would take him when he moved out. Well, Jason graduated in '92 and Leonard is still here! Outside we have a mother cat, her kitten, and a smaller kitten that she adopted from somewhere. I'm hoping to transplant them to the farm asap.

I have a reading meeting tomorrow after school until 5:00. I hope I learn something I didn't already know. *sigh* Then I have card club after supper -- the first one of the season. I guess someone found a gal who was willing to take the vacant space left by a death last year.

I'm off to catch the news and head for bed. Have a marvelous Monday!

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Good morning gals! It is pretty cool this morning, but I will surely take it over what it was a month ago.

Gloria: I wondered whether you were getting pounded with all that rain. We really need rain. We are way down for the year. Gosh I hope your dds didn't have a lot of damage to their things.

Maggie: Maybe you should look online and see what you can find. If you don't have stuff available close to where you live, it might be a solution. It is always so frustrating when you want or need something and can't find it. A year or so ago, I looked all over for these bottles that had a pumper that made foam when they were pumped. I have a diy book that gives instructions on how you can clean oriental carpets using household stuff and this pumper bottle that converts it to foam and you use just the foam to clean. He said you could find them in dollar stores. I hunted everywhere and still haven't found one.

Jean: Sounds like you had a busy weekend! Hope you win at card club. Jack has started playing poker online (not real money though). This site is supposed to help you learn so you can play in tournaments, which is what Jack would like to do. Well, he says the other people playing are stupid and because they aren't playing with real money just bet all over the place so you don't learn anything. Jack would like to play in some local poker tournaments once in awhile but he needs to sharpen skills. He says he isn't getting it this way. Maybe he should go back to our casino program that has poker tournaments. They are computer generated so may be more of a challenge!

My sweet little guy has a big goose egg above his right eye. Saturday he got his training wheels taken off and you guessed it had a major run in with the ground! He scraped himself up, but was back outside riding again yesterday. He looks like a miniature prize fighter right now!

We have another soccer game tonight so will probably grab a sandwich out. It is so much easier than trying to rush around and get dinner and clean up before we go. I don't know how the parents that work until 5 do it as the games are at 5:45. Guess they have to eat dinner afterwards and that makes it late for the kids I guess. Of course, kids nowadays stay up until 11 on school nights. My kids had to go to bed at 8 during the school year and 9 when they got older. They were still hard to get up in the mornings and get them ready and out the door for school.

Well, guess I should get to today's chores. It is vacuum and dust day (I forgot to vacuum yesterday, OOPPSSS!)

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Good mornin'!

Yesterday was such a nice day. The sun was shinin'...again. It's shining today--we're going for a record 3 days in a row! Yesterday afternoon I got quite a lot accomplished around the house.

Guess what I'm going to do this evening?

Can't guess?

Give up?

I'm going to a reading, Q&A session and book signing at Borders. Nora Roberts. I'm a fan.

I usually take care of the grandkids on Monday evenings but they are going to meet their new cousin this evening. My SIL's brother and his wife just got back from China--they adopted a 10-month old little girl. I've seen a picture of her and she's a little doll baby!

I did pretty good with food over the weekend--no evening snacking. I'm pretty proud of that. I stepped on the scale this morning and it has not budged. When I get home this evening I'm going to start walking on the treadmill. I'll let y'all know tomorrow morning. I'm telling y'all today so I'll actually do it tonight. I'm also thinking seriously of going back to WW on Thursday evening (after my dental appointment). I refuse to regain this weight.

Gloria, I knew you would remember me sooner or later! Wasn't all that rain and gloomy weather just the pits?! Thankfully, we didn't have flooding in my neighborhood but right over the stateling into NJ and PA they certainly had a lot.

Faye, DH and I were talking about that very same thing--how entertainment was so much simpler when we were growing up. I think today's kids (and a lot of adults also) would probably go into shock if all their ipods, computers, cell phones, etc. were taken away from them. But...then again if we didn't have a computer we wouldn't be posting on this thread! How are you doing with ediet? Have fun at the soccer game--bless his heart--he's all scraped up! I hope he doesn't get any new bruises at soccer today. I bet that's a lot of fun to watch him play! I'm hoping that one of my grandchildren will start to play sports--I know I'll be there cheering!

Jean, I never did go to the mall yesterday but then I know I'm going this Saturday for sure and I do plan on checking out the Kincade gallery. There is a yarn store in Chesapeake City, MD that will sell knitted items. But they are pricey!! Today I have a meeting also--all the staff in my college as a matter of fact--with the university provost. It's very secretive. We're all wondering what's up! This is highly unusual for us to be meeting the university provost.

Maggie, that's how it usually is--you've seen what you need NOW a year ago and now when we go to look for it you can't find it anywhere! But it sounds like y'all are improvising pretty good. I just noticed your tracker in your signature line--you're doing great! Good job! LARD! I haven't heard about anyone using lard in a long time! I remember my paternal grandmother keeping lard in the house but that was a very long time ago. I've heard that expression before about brushing the teeth you want to keep! But gosh I've gone and still go to the dentist so often and it seems no matter what I do (at home also) I still have problems. But my mother has had the same problems and it seems I'm following in her footsteps. I wonder if all this is inherited--I've never asked the dentist about it. And my mother has always gone for regular dental visits and has tried to take care of her teeth. She has a permanent bridge also...in the very same place I'm having mine. Coincidence? Hmmm...

Okay...I guess that's it. Gotta do some work. I'll go reheat my coffee first though.
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Good Afternoon/Evening, Flowers! I have a few minutes before I head off to card club. It's been another beautiful day in my corner of the world. DH is farming so I won't see him until I get home from card club later.

The reading meeting was so stupid! The 'leader' read an overhead to us while we followed along in the handout. I'm sorry, but I think I could do that on my own. We all kept looking at each other and thinking the same thought . . . "get us out of here!"

"Gma" -- I hope T's goose egg is fading quickly. Maddy fell over the weekend and had a slight bruise on her cheek. She made sure that I saw it. I've never played poker but have watched it on TV a few times. DH tries to explain it as the players play but I just don't get it. I think young families eat frozen and/or fast food most of the time. The quicker they can eat the better they seem to like it.

Gail -- Have fun at your book signing tonight! I hope your secret meeting was a good one! Congrats on no evening snacks!

Hope you all have a terrific Tuesday!

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GOOD EVENING MAGNOLIAS

Today was a great errand running day. Glad to be home now and when Cowboy is working tonight I can get some stuff done that needs it. Not that I can't do it when he is here but it is just easier if you know what I mean. It is 4:48 as I type and the temp is 80 with a nice breeze. Got my fan going that is beside my little desk.

FAYE that poor little guy but you know it will heal and he will get more bumps and scrapes as he grows up. But you just want to hug em don't you. Something terrible happened to a friends fiance. She was walking on the sidewalk in San Jose and got hit by a guy riding his bicycle "fast." It split her head open a bit and broke her tail bone. He did stop and told her his name but she was so groggy she doesn't remember. Two other folks helped her up and to the hospital.

GAIL That is exciting that you get to meet Nora Roberts. Guess they sell lard here because there are forenigners that live here that cook their tortillas in it and re-fried beans and such. Yep you may have inherited your teeth from your mother ~ they say things of that sort can be inherited along with eye color and hair, etc. Be sure and let us know if you do get back to WW.

JEAN poker is fun. I never played for money though but it is a fun way to use your mind ~ takes some finesse. Have fun at your card club ~ nice way to get together with ladies isn't it to trade stores.

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