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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Today is a very cool day, but then it is the middle of October.

We have a group of us (Daughter, Son, nephew, his Gf, Brother, Sister in law, Daughter's friend (one of my "daughters") all going to haunted houses this Saturday, it should be a LOT of fun. Was trying to get one other to go, but she's the type who either has to go with her BF or her Mother, she never goes alone to anything (well when it's with a group of people), she always has to have someone else there (she's 22 years old). Her excuse this time was her BF wouldn't be off work on time, and I told her that our daughter's fiance was working, my Husband was working, our other "daughter's" bf was working; and no go. She just is that type of person. It's a shame, too, I'm sure she'd have so much more fun if she discovered she could do things alone.

Anyway, we're still waiting for the city to ok the architect, here I'd thought they already had, but I guess not. Tired of all these surprises (this, and not having a raffle license...still waiting on information on that!! ARRRGGGHHHH CALGON TAKE ME AWAY!! *L*)

My Aunt is at UW-Madison Hospital, they think she may have liver cancer, she's in her 80's. She was married to my Dad's brother and such a wonderful lady. I hope it's not true, but she's smoked all her life. Please keep her in your prayers if you will.

I sent a couple of our daughter's pictures into a couple Wisconsin Magazines, couldn't resist they were just too beautiful. Maybe they'll use them, I'm hoping...she took such beautiful pictures and they do show the beauty of our state. I think I posted them here before, in fact one of them is my background photo here.

I'll post the others here. Anyway, I hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday, and don't forget to find a smile in everything you do!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/21/2014 12:43PM

    What beautiful pictures! Looks like the sunrise I saw this morning walking. Invigorating!

So sorry for your Aunt and definitely prayers.

HUGS and smiles. Definitely . . . and a little Calgon for you! *L*

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Love the Monday!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Not much going on here, have to take our Impala in for the recall on that vehicle on Thursday, also have to have them put the new battery in because, as with most newer vehicles, you can't replace your battery yourself anymore because of how they've rearranged everything and put the battery underneath everything, FORCING you to take it somewhere to have it put in. So frustrating.

They're taking away your ability to do anything yourself anymore, and it's such a pain. Now you have to basically pay people to do what you used to be able to do for yourself. So not fair, either that or you have to have all this expensive equipment in your own garage to do it yourself, and we can't afford that. Greedy dang companies anyway.

I'm still waiting for the parts to come in for the recall on the Equinox; wow, first the recall our Impala, now the recall on our Equinox, and neither had the parts available, nice. You'd think if they had recalls, they would have the parts available. How many people will die while waiting?

Our son's Cavalier's paint is all coming off (it was recalled years ago, but apparently the one who owned it at the time, never took it back to have it fixed), because of a failure to return it at the time. So now he has to suffer with a vehicle that the pain is really peeling off, and can't do anything about it. It runs great, but looks like crud.

Well, it's a beautiful, sunny day, the temps this weekend, they say, are supposed to be in the 70's wouldn't that be wonderful; let's hope there's no rain to go with it.

Have a great Monday, and as always, smile! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 10/20/2014 10:57AM

    The car can't be repainted? Just curious!

Yes, for sure, things that we used to be able to do before aren't possible anymore and I think you're right . . . it's planned that way.

HUGS and hope all goes well with the Impala. What a pain indeed! That is ridiculous that the replacement parts or whatever for something recalled aren't stocked! Good grief. The way of the world eh!

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Cool and wet day, I keep looking towards the west trying to see if it's clearing up over there and it does look like it, so maybe they'll have clear skies for their engagement pictures. I sure hope so, because it's so beautiful over there, and after a 3 hour trip, I hope it all works out.

I have so much to work on, still working on the garland, going to add a few closed sunflowers (I showed it to the future bride/groom (daughter and her fiance) and he wondered about adding them, and I figured won't be that much more work, so I'll do it, and yes, it does dress it up a lot more. Glad he suggested it instead of the teal roses (those were too expensive, and I have a TON of half-opened sunflowers left, so that'll take care of a lot of them!! Win-Win situation here!)

I hope you all get out there and do something constructive for someone, or yourself, and most of all, enjoy the weekend, no matter what the weather! Smile and bring out the sunshine to yourself and others!

Oh look, someone was dressed up for "winter" last year *L* (Actually they were on because of the hardwood floors in their house, they wanted to protect them from his nails, and our daughter tried them on at our house! Needless to say, he no longer wears them, there is protective coating on the new floors.)

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1CRAZYDOG 10/18/2014 4:10PM

    OMG . . . those booties were something I tried for my Mr. Spot walking outdoors in the winter to protect from the cold and the salt, but nope . . . he'd buck like a bronco! Oh well.

Glad that you had a win/win w/the closed sunflowers!

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Done Deal.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Got a call from WISC-TV Channel 3, Steve in regards to whether or not the pool place had came through. He said to call them if we didn't get what was promised, so I told him we would. They have been so incredibly helpful, thank goodness for them, if not we wouldn't have thought to call the BBB (or contact them), and to know that they'll be there if we don't get what was decided upon, helps a lot.

Daughter and her fiance are supposed to come over after we get groceries to pick up the two signs I made for the pup to wear for their engagement pics. I'll post one of what it's supposed to look like on a "sample" pic we found, and the ones I made. (Couldn't find the font or anything, so had to do everything from scratch. It's on pressed plywood type wood and I even sealed one and not the other, and both bled. The sealed one shouldn't have, but it did, but it's not noticeable in the photos, thank goodness.)

Anyway, I hope things go well with getting the pics taken, it's supposed to be sunny tomorrow up there, though it's not today, I pray it is for their sake, and there's lots of pretty foliage out.

Have a beautiful day and share those smiles, you may change someones life for the better!

This is the image our daughter saw that made her want the sign:

This is the sign hanging (it hangs a lot better, I just didn't fix the ribbon):

And a front and back/ side by side of the signs:

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IMAVISION 10/17/2014 3:17PM

    That is such a neat idea & you did a super job with the signs.

I hope all turns out as it should with your getting what you decided on. It is so frustrating to have to go to battle to make such things right. I believe that most folks don't stand their ground (or finally give up after months of trying to right a wrong) &, thus, such people get away with their huge lack of integrity in following through as agreeded upon. Shame on them!

God bless your day!


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1CRAZYDOG 10/17/2014 2:03PM

    Awwwww! Sweet!

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UMBILICAL 10/17/2014 12:43PM


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Wedding plans and pool update.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Had to use the photo our daughter took of their farm during a sunset shot. It was so beautiful and to me, a perfect "fall" picture. I love the colors and all, and I keep telling her to turn it in to a magazine or something. I think they'd accept it. The coloring is just beautiful and really shows what Wisconsin is like.

She also sent me a picture of two fawns (a while back) playing, that was caught on one of their game cameras. I don't know if I'd posted it before, but I'll post it now so you can see it. She said other photos were of them just bouncing around and running, but this one looks like one is giving the other a "dork stamp" (her words), which made me laugh. It does look like that.

I love animals in the wild, you never know what you'll see.

I hope you all are having a wonderful Thursday; cool weather and all, but hey, least it's not raining...yet.

Oh, I finished putting the ribbons on the centerpieces for the tables for our daughter's wedding, just need to trim the ribbons now and they'll be done. These will have color changing lights inside, and clear stones so when the lights are on, the outside will change colors. (I've tried it and shown Brande & Dan and they loved it!) I'll put them in a box (the bottles/birch bark parts, and the flowers in another). Yep, I made the birch bark outside and put the initials on and all, which was a great time. I loved doing it.

Now I've finished the bouquets, the small table centerpieces; and will start working on the main table center piece next. Oh, I've also started on the Garland for the wedding arch, too, still have to add the teal feathers and roses, but I'm getting there. (Excuse the mess, remember, this is in our daughter's room and she still has to pick up and take all the stuff on her bed to their house.)

Anyway, that's what I've been up to, I hope you all have had a beautiful day.

OH, pool update, the guy finally called us; he's going to give us $300 worth of chemicals, so my husband agreed to that, which is better than nothing, and something we can use, so that's good. We wont' have to buy chemicals next year, thank goodness.

I hope you all have a great day, and always remember to smile!

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TRAVELGO 10/20/2014 9:25AM

  GREAT BLOG!! You're very talented!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/16/2014 2:26PM

    Awwwww! Definitely a dose of cute with the fawn picture.

The centerpieces, and flowers turned out beautifully! You are talented! I wouldn't know where to start! LOL

HUGS and hope it's a good Thursday. NO RAIN! That definitely is a good start.

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ALICIA214 10/16/2014 12:47PM


A lot of work and it all looks beautiful... emoticon

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PHHHISC 10/16/2014 12:01PM


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