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Hello everybody!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Wow, I knew I haven't been on here but July, I'm so far behind. Oh well! Just stopping in to check on everybody and give you an update. Here goes:

We went on another vacation in August. First to DC for a few days. We visited the Native American, U.S. History and Hirshorn Museums at the Smithsonian. All very nice. Regan and I liked the Hirshorn but thought it was rather empty. The Native American museum was very nice and they have Native American foods in the cafe. We tried buffalo! (Can't say I'm too keen on it). We also spent one full day shopping at the Potomac Mills Outlets, near where I used to live. Regan was in seventh heaven there and got a ton of school clothes. We then went to the National Marine Museum in Quantico. Really nice museum. Ian was in heaven there. Even Regan was impressed. Next we spent two days visiting Colonial Williamsburg. Finally we went to Busch Gardens. Regan and I rode every roller coaster there and had a blast. I think I may have finally overcome my fear of rollercoasters! :)

Ian auditioned and got a main role in the local production of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. He is playing Mr. Beaver. It's a ton of work, four rehearsals a week for several hours, but he seems to really love it.

School, of course, has started here. Regan is in 9th and loves it. It's her last year at the junior high, so she is the big shot veteran now at the junior high. She is working very hard on her classes and seems to be doing quite well. She is taking a guitar class and is enjoying that. Jon is beside himself thinking that she will keep up the guitar. (He plays beautiful and was in a band) She is still dating her boyfriend from last year and all is going well there. Our house has become a little bit of a weekend hangout for the kids lately which I have really been enjoying.

I have enrolled in an online dressmaking/pattern design course which I'm very excited about. It will take a minium of 7 months to complete and then I will receive a certificate for professional dressmaking. I'm really learning a lot and am enjoying going back to school again. I'm not sure what I will do with the certification, possibly go onto a higher level field or start my own business. We will see! :)

I'm still plugging along with my reading but I don't think I will make my 52 books this year. I'm currently on book 33 (The Road) and 34 (Vanity Fair). I just don't have the time to put into it but I'm very much enjoying the books. Gaylinn, you are going to cream me with this! :)

Right now, I'm recovering from the flu so I have the time to update on FB. Man, I hate getting sick, but it's really like clockwork for me. Every fall, I get slammed. I guess I should expect it by now.

My hip is slowly getting better but not fast enough for me. I haven't been very good about doing my therapy exercises though, so I kind of have to blame myself there. Hopefully, in Jan, I will be back to normal. I have been walking Ian to school and back. I have to use my cane because coming home is all uphill, but I'm doing okay there.

As far as dieting, I am not doing well at all. I lost about 2 pounds, just cutting back but I'm not really trying right now.

My hair is already different from my most recent pics. I cut it very short and dyed it almost black. Everyone seems to love it, including me!

Well, that's about all my news. I hope everyone is well here on SP! Talk with you soon! Carrie
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METAMORPHOSISAB 9/22/2010 10:40AM

    Carrie~

It's always such a pleasure to hear from you. We miss you at CruisinOn. Sure wish you'd come hang out with us.
It sounds like everything is going fantastic with you an your family. I'm so happy to read all the updates. Take care and come on over to the CruisinOn boards and join us.

Hugs,
Anissa

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LOSINGLINNDY 9/22/2010 12:56AM

    You're right. I am on book 71 or so. But of course I have more time since my children are all adults. I read The Road and enjoyed it. Not so much Vanity Fair. I just finished The Promise and A Monstrous Regimen of Women. Now I am reading what I thought would be a lighter one, but not so. It deals a lot with the psychological effects of war. This particular one is World War 1, but I think the effects of war have not changed over the years.

Congratulation to Ian. And I am happy you all had such a great vacation.

Your cowardly friend where rollercoasters are concerned, Gaylinn

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