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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Up early to stay on schedule for work. Going to get ready for church and enjoy the day at home.

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GRAMMAP1 12/26/2011 12:23AM

    It is such a special day. Oops, it is past, but keep the love in your emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon year round!

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KILLERANGEL47 12/25/2011 10:29PM

    Merry Christmas!!

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RRP546 12/25/2011 6:51AM

  have a good xmas

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Christmas Eve!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

A busy but wonderful day. Visit mom and then a complimentary meal out! Cleanup and relax at home. Finally wrapped DD's gifts! No sleep last night, so will have to watch TV through my eyelids today!! Love my DVD"S:Christmas in Connecticut and White Christmas!!

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OCTOBER2842 12/25/2011 7:13AM

    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, I've been thinking of you and Christy lots. Enjoyed our day and now trying to get back on track


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GRACIELA_ELENA 12/25/2011 1:11AM

    Sounds like a great day. I love the original Bishops Wife, White Christmas and Its a Wonderful Life...have all my christmas DVDs out and going through them. No kids or even family here tomorrow so will likely sleep in but at least I have something under the tree. May the holidays be extra special and hope the new year brings you and yours much happiness, good health and prosperity too!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/24/2011 7:19PM

    & Sing a long with the chipmunks.
Merry Christmas my friend!

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free at last!!!!!!!!

Friday, December 23, 2011

No more work for two whole days. You would think I was chained to a fence in outer Mongolia, but this week was very hard, very slow and very busy. DD and I are having authentic Brooklyn Pizza at Brooklyn Boyz in town here,, they send me email coupons for huge discounts,, like free this or half off a huge pie. Free gift card when you buy one..
Tomorrow we go to visit mom.. check out her house and get more mail from there... Christmas day is mine,,, church first, then gifts, diner, laundry, rest..
little teeny flakes of snow are falling, like Charlie Brown flakes..

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KILLERANGEL47 12/29/2011 9:02PM

    Awesome!! I hope you had a GREAT christmas!!

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MARTHASPARKS 12/23/2011 5:25PM

    Enjoy your break. May it be restorative and wonderful!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/23/2011 4:53PM

    I'm on my way for pizza. We will ahve to do that when I come for a visit.

It's beginning to look a lot like christmas!

You are a happy lil elf!

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NEWRUNNINGSHOES 12/23/2011 12:33PM

    Brooklyn Boyz is my son's favorite pizza. I haven't had the opportunity to try one yet.

Have a very Merry Christmas with your family!

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GERIKRAGH 12/23/2011 11:46AM

    Sounds like you are a very busy person. Hope you have time for a very Merry Christmas.

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BROOKLYNROSE 12/23/2011 11:18AM

    Enjoy your time off! emoticon

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GABY1948 12/23/2011 11:15AM

    We have the same snow flakes here...and it seems really COLD. Have a great time and enjoy your solitude! emoticon

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red tape day!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Want to know where your tax dollars go on a daily basis??? I have been on the phone for three hours with veteran affairs for moms beneficiary benefits. H=SHe has been getting since last July, but they sent me a letter telling me she is not eligible, has never received them!! Would I like an application?????????????????

THey sent this form letter with 12 pages of forms that I have filled out twice and mailed to them per their request right after my surgery, (literally two days later) and again in November. They even sent back the envelope(used and stamped in every spot imaginable) that I mailed it all to them the last time!!!
I have this image in my head of somebody like Don Knotts in a teensy tiny closet-like office, painted green of course, with boat-load of rubber stamps, lifting them, stampin' and a poundin' on every inch of my papers!!
All but one page was actually filled out by Dd and the Veterans Affairs field agent in my moms bedroom at assisted living in September,, she then sent me all of it back in November to fill out moms expenses and income, which I did and returned the whole kit and caboodle. Back it comes yesterday, with this form letter,,INCLUDING MY USED ENVELOPE!! Thick?????

I started calling Detroit, two people and 92 minutes later, I was referred to Indiana, nobody in the office,, they were in conferences, apparently all over Indianapolis,, so finally I get a call back c=from nice lady and she gives me her personal phone number, addy to return ALL OF THE PAPERS TO HER , SO SHE CAN SEND THEM TO THE ORIGINAL FIELD AGENT, IN you guessed it!! DETROIT!!

So now I will be making a trek to the post ofice, a deed that I would put right up there with gnawing my own foot off at the knee,,
methinks it will be next week..
(prayer to my Savior: Please God, put me in line behind the person who only wants one stamp and has the exACT CHANGE!!!!!!)

oH MYELANTA!! Yet another VA person called me just now to see what I wanted,, she has the desk right next to the woman I was on the phone with for 90 some minutes but did not know what was going on,, but they were all VERY NICE AND PATIENT!!

Not to be outdone, I got two credit card bills from the sam company, but one of them was not mine, but billed in my name,, terrific...
Tack on another four agents to talk to there, in about 90 minutes,, had to tell them I am not paying any more bills nor extra charges!!
ANybody ever read "The Peter Principle"??

I have been attempting to wrap DD Christmas gifts for over a week now, today is the day,, of course since yesterday was the shortest day of the year, today is not much better it is dark at 3:30pm!! Got to be up and at 'em at 3 am..
I wish my calories burned at the same rate as my life does: Warp speed!!

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GABY1948 12/23/2011 8:33AM

    I do NOT envy you your job. I was in charge of my mom's things until she died...and still had things mailed to me for 4 YEARS later! Idiots! Hugs

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/22/2011 5:04PM

    Those VA people are jsut literaly stupid.

What is the point of the forms anyways?

What importance is it to your mother?

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KILLERANGEL47 12/22/2011 5:00PM

    That's insane! It's astonishing to think how stupid some people can be! I hope it all gets sorted out soon! emoticon

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

For those who inquire,,, my new laptop is an HP with 4GB/ 640RAM of hard drive, built-in webcam, Windows & package,, Lots of little things to use too.. I have Wifi router to use too,, my printer is wireless, so now I am utilizing those capabilities. I jsut registered my Staples rewards for the rebate,, instant rebate was $150 off,, Will get $50 in store credit added to present form ink and paper to make a big purchase later...
Of course, they want you to buy anti virus software,etc, but I already knew there is a great FREE software program to download for anybody that works better than norton.. have it on my desktop!!

I think I got a great deal at $429!! A couple years ago my boss bought hers (Acer with 2GB, 320 RAM.. for $399. Mine has Intel core, hers does not,, big difference...

i am very easy on electronic things and I was going to buy a portable DVD player after Christmas anyway, about $50-90!! Glad I can use this on our trips and be in touch,, am going to consider getting basic Skype to talk to other Skype friends...
anybody out there a Skyper??? I'm all for getting a free product!!

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GABY1948 12/21/2011 10:41PM

    Sounds good...I know there have been really GOOD deals everywhere lately! DH and I both hav dElls that are badly in need of replacement but I am waiting a few months...I agree with you about free av software...I put free on my computer and dh's and I still had Bitdefender for 1.5 years but out it went! Had Trend Micro before and Norton...NEVER again! When dh got a virus last year I called mine and they took over remotely and CLEANED it out...on FREE AV software! I am interested in which you use mine has the initials of MSE...what is yours?

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/21/2011 6:33PM

    I know HP's are great. My trusty HP desk top lasted me for 12 years but sadly it died late this past summer. but it did serve me well.
Good luck on your new one. If i can learn to Skype I'll hit you up on your offer.

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