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11/26/14 12:20 A

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I love Dungeness crab I have had lobster in Massachusetts and it was cheap and truly wonderful. I never buy it in Calif doesn't taste the same.

For Thursday We will be 8 this year and I realize that one of our friends who usually came passed away this year. The holidays bring memories of people who moved away, whose life changed and they left and those who are no longer here.

The smaller group will be off set by the GS who will take up all the energy in the house. Two and A half is loud, in constant motion, and a chatter box. There will be toys everywhere. All of the fragile things are packed away and gates installed on the staircase. The weather will be nice so a lot of outside time will happen

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11/25/14 11:50 P

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Lobster is very expensive here!

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Betty,

The sell live Lobsters here on the West Coast. I guess they fly them here. I don't think we have them on our side of the country. They do have the frozen tails too.

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Brenda, Yes, Lobster tail. Be glad you don't like them. They are expensive. Need to go to New England States to eat them! emoticon

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emoticon back ot all of youi!

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Mary,

I hope your only problem is a broken nail! Have a great trip.

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Waiting at the gate...made it to the airport just fine. One totally broken and chipped nail is the only problem so far. Hugs to all,
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Marielle,

That was some long meeting. You must be exhausted from it all.

Betty,

Hmm, are you talking about lobster tails? I hate lobster, it is too sweet, I would rather have Dungeness crab anyday.

I don't charge people for gas but it is an unspoken rule that those who ask for rides pay the driver $5 but some don't. One lady gave me $20 to drive her 6 miles to the DMV office to get her license renewed because her friend had taken her car that day. They share the car but don't always communicate about when they need it.

Here if we even get a hint of snow the grocery stores are mobbed so I just stock up and am ready for most anything.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Only one more District Board Meeting. Yea!! It was an enormously long meeting: 5:30-7:00 community meeting and then 7:00-11:00pm to get the business out of the way.

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Wow, you girls are busy here for Thanksgiving week!

Mary, have a great trip! Enjoy your visit with Mary Ann!

Brenda, your gas is cheap at $1.88. Our is now 2.79.9 but living in Md. our present Governor has a .15 tax on it-but think .5 of it goes in effect Jan. He has been a tax Governor. He claims he is running for President!! God help us. He has been a tax person. It's so nice of you to be a chauffeur for the ones you take here and there. Your dinner sounds good.

We could be home Thanksgiving, as just heard of a snow storm coming and not sure how bad it will be. My DH came home with a couple tails today in case that happens. Something we seldom buy as they are so expensive. But store had these at decent price. But I love my turkey on Thanksgiving.

Who goes out Black Friday? I never have. But our grocery store (20 min away) we like has some great specials-so if snow is ok-want to go there, figure grocery store won't be crowded.

Ok, off here. Marielle, your dinner sounds so good! emoticon

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Brenda, you show the true meaning of Thanksgiving to all your friends. I'm sure they are very thankful to have you. You are always prepared, too. Our gas in Houston at my local Kroger was $2.59 the other day, the lowest in a couple of years that I can remember.

I hope everyone has a blessed day with family or friends, or both! Leaving on a jet plane....

Mary

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Good Morning Everyone,

Up at five this morning, I did sleep all night for a change. I need to look at our sign up sheet to check what everyone is bringing. I didn't see yams on the list but I have some, fresh and canned so will make some of them too.

Tomorrow morning I am taking Janie to the train station at 9 AM for her trip to Tacoma to spend Thanksgiving with her family, then picking her up Saturday afternoon. She doesn't have a car anymore because her's ended up going to the junk yard last year and she can't afford to buy another one. Elinor needs to get her hair done at 10 so I will drop her off early, on the way to the train station a couple miles away. Then pick her up when she is done. These trips are local so I don't have to drive the freeway, just the side roads.

Sam is leaving (driving) this morning to her daughter's in Gig Harbor. Rain is going to pour down and local flooding is in the forecast from Carnation all the way down to here in the next couple days, coming from the Cascade Mountains and down the rivers. We have many rivers here.

Today I will fill up my gas tank. I guess gas is down to $1.88 a gallon and it isn't supposed to get any cheaper. I always fill my tank for winter so moisture doesn't form in the tank. That will last me several months because I really don't drive much at all. Six mile round trips at the most for shopping.

Sunny,

When is your family arriving? It is always more fun with the little ones around for holidays. They aren't much fun for me anymore but good to get together with those of us left behind here.


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I was up early, but okay with enough sleep! My pants are dry so I will touch them up, zip up the suitcase that I hope is the right size, and be on my way! I sent a Vacation Watch info update to the constable's office, too. I will be ready to start vacation!

Yes, it's amazing how MaryAnn and I are so far apart and will meet 'just like that!' I have met many Spark friends and it's always been a delight. I was in another online diet/exercise group about 15 years ago when this type of thing first got started and 3 of us have remained great friends. So much fun...this is where technology HAS BEEN my friend, lol!

Brenda, it is truly a time for Thanksgiving with everyone around you pitching in to help. I hope everyone will bring Tupperware to take leftovers! You might suggest that if people don't think about it. Everyone could have leftovers for at least one more meal. Enjoy.

I wish all of you sweet people many blessings!

Happy Thanksgiving,
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MARY ANN yes! PIctures, please!

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Everyone sounds busy as we get into the Thanksgiving spirit.

I agree that the stores move directly from Halloween into Christmas so that Thanksgiving gets short shrift. We will be a smaller group. Niece and her DH moved to Texas and, close friends are going to dinner with a family they have known for many years who have had health problems this year.

Got out for a 2 mile walk and then spent most of the day cleaning house. Still have more to do also getting the house ready for the GS.

Doris it is great work that your group does. It must be very stressful for the family members and your group provides some respite for those who have to travel far.

Brenda your group will have enough food for days, hope the weather lightens up.

I have to tell you that last Spring when Mary was telling me where her DIL families lived, I was amazed. How often do you get to know someone who lives 2 time zones away and they become related to someone who lives less than 10 minutes walking from your house. I am excited about getting to see her in person. There will be pictures

Turning in and will be up early more getting ready to do

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11/25/14 12:47 A

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BRENDA you are all set--- emoticon

MARY have a good trip! Here is a emoticon & emoticon for MARYANN!!!!

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11/24/14 10:38 P

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Our dinner will be a potluck with everyone bringing something. We have a sign up sheet saying what people will take, We will have tons of food for sure! I am making the stuffing, a pumpkin dump cake and a green salad. Others are bringing bean salad, green bean casserole, fresh and canned cranberries, mashed potatoes and gravy and many desserts. Virginia is cooking both turkey's and Julie is making the gravy and making dinner rolls. No one will go away hungry.

The first Thanksgiving I was here there was a big storm and many homes were without power but ours stayed on. We had a lot of drop in's that year and it was a lot of fun. We never ran out of food.



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Wow, Brenda, all you need for the bet dinner ever! I'm so happy for all of you. Will anyone be in charge of the dinner or will different people say they will fix certain things? A few cans of cream of mushroom soup and you should be set!!

Michele and Brenda, I will hug MaryAnn for everyone! Thanks for the safe travel wishes. I am hopeful that I will get there in one piece along with my luggage!!


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SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
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Well, I tried to write a message but hit something and erased the whole thing. I hate that when it happens.

Mary, have a great trip and visit. Sounds like you will be very busy! Give Mary Ann a hug from me.

I went to Safeway this morning to pick up a few things and will not go near a grocery store until next week. It was getting busy when I came home. The police department brought us two 16 pound turkeys, 10# of potatoes, two cans of corn, 2 cans of green beans, 2 packages of dinner rolls and four boxes of Stove Top Turkey Stuffing.

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MARY glad you had a good time with the family! I love Kroger! I miss it!

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I had a very busy but nice day. I went to water aerobics this morning, then when I was ready for the day, I returned the bad DVR box to UPS and that went without a hitch. I ran a couple of errands and then went to my daughter’s house. We took the twins for a haircut, walking to the Kroger center 2 blocks from her house. Then when we got home we played with them, wearing them out, lol. We had a good time in Kroger’s too. So many people who work there ‘know’ them because my daughter takes them for quick trips at least once a week if the weather is nice.

Doris, the trees and decorations should be a great hit. It sounds lovely. How nice that people donated decorations. When I start to downsize that will be a good thing to do!

Marielle, you have so much going on. I hope that your dinner and all the sides will be great and that you will have a good respite from your ‘duties!’

I can’t wait to visit with MaryAnn. It should be a wonderful surprise!

Betty and Michele, thanks for the info about the extra postage. I will try to mail my card from school. We have a meter and that would be easier than standing in line at the post office! Michele, I’m so glad you were able to have a great Thanksgiving day early!

I still need to pack. I hope my suitcase will be within the right dimensions so I can carry it with me. I’ve prepacked but my black pants are air drying!!


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SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
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DORIS the decorations sound lovely! any way that you can post pics?

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Our decorating at HH went well. We were given 3 trees with decorations so we are putting all 3 up in the various areas of our commons room. The nutcrackers are beautiful and made a very neat tree with the lights and twists of sequeined ribbon. My friend who donated them must have had hundreds, from 2" to 5 ft in height. The whole room is quite festive.

Our weather is supposed to be nice all the way through Thanksgiving. Hope the forecast holds so we can be outside. Too many people in a confined area drain me of all my energy! We're at 59 this afternoon.

Mary, I'm glad you're getting to enjoy your week off. Marielle, I hope you get all the water stuff taken care of so you can do your cooking. Brenda, your group seems to enjoy eating together. It was nice to get the healthy soup for lunch. Sunny, I hope you and Mary have a good visit. Hugs to you both.

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I agree that Christmas & Thanksgiving seem so close together now!

MARIELLE it sounds like you have everything set.; good for you! Less stress!

MARY have a good trip.

DORIS willyou be having anyone at HH on Thanksgiving Day? Does anyone have to work then?

BETTY Happy THanksgiving Day to you, too!

TO ALL OFYOU: yes, the postage to Japan does cost more than domestic mail. I have no idea of how much it is now. It used to be $1.00 but I am sure it's more now, Dad & mom used to keep extra $1.00 stamps so that they didn't have to run to the postoffice everytime they wanted to send something to me.

Off to the pool on this rainy Tuesday morniing. we did have our T-gving Day celebration this past Sunday, the 23rd. It was a big success with friends & family!

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Betty I was posting the same time you were.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and to all!!!

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Good morning, Getting ready for meeting with the attorney and manager for the District at 9. It is 8am here. Everyone seems to be working hard to get ready for Christmas. I have the turkey thawing in the fridge and am going to try to do a lot of the work on Wednesday. I'll get the stuffing ready the the bird (yes I still stuff my turkey), get the sweet potatoes ready for baking on Thursday (I love the recipe I use--it has orange juice, lemon slices, etc. very tasty); I'll probably put the green bean casserole together except for the crunchy onion rings on top; I bought rolls that I didn't have to bake so they are ready. No baking pies either: I have pumpkin, pecan and chocolate silk in the freezer (GS's love the chocolate so I have added it, even if it's not traditional--it is becoming our tradition. Of course everything else will have to be done Thursday... very fattening dinner once a year. All my mom's recipes!!

Mary have a great trip to California and be safe. I forgot did you say if you are driving or flying? Enjoy your visit with Sunny (Mary Ann) too.

Brenda and Doris--your weather sounds bad. We've been getting lots of wind from the North (that's our really cold winds--we know it's going to be winter). It was down to something like 15 last night. Doris, I hope no tornadoes dropped down and hurt anyone. Sorry about the people's travel problems. Brenda you are very wise to prepare for your weather.

Take care everyone. I have to finish getting ready to leave--takes a half hour to get there and get parked.

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Good Morning,
It rained here last night and today woke up to 65 degrees! It is supposed to go to 72 today! Then getting chilly again and in the 40's tomorrow. Crazy weather.
Brenda, I hate storms like that and if I lived alone as you do I would mind them even more.

Doris, I agree. Years ago it seemed like Thanksgiving and Christmas were far apart. Now once Thanksgiving hits, Christmas is around the corner! Think it's because we are getting older!? Not old, but older! emoticon The nutcracker tree sounds interesting and different. I'll bet it will be pretty.

Mary, have a great safe trip! I think it's awesome that Mary ann and you will be meeting! Give her a hug from all of us! Enjoy!

One last note. Upon sending your cards to Japan-check with your postoffice. I am told all states are different and here it will be .98 to send, but I will mail from our PO.



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Good morning! I had a fairly lazy and laid back day yesterday so today I need to ge cracking! I will go to water aerobics this morning in a while and get a good start to my week. Then I will have to call the constable and make a vacation report so they will drive by my house to check while I’m gone. I need to pack! I have mentally decided what to bring but I need to get everything organized and into the suitcase. I want to go see my sweet babies before I go, as well. Cherilyn will be taking me to the airport tomorrow but they will be in their carseats, not in play mode! I am looking forward to the trip.

I leave tomorrow, arriving in LA in the afternoon (I hope!) I will stay with both sets of my DIL’s parents and come back home on Sunday night. Because both parents are remarried with married children and lots of grandchildren, they have 2 Thanksgiving celebrations and I will attend both! They even include the ‘other’ families if they want!

Brenda, you are so organized! I’m glad the get-together went well and that you didn’t lose power. Very clever of you getting everything ready just in case, though. Houston floods so easily and since it was a week of rain, I would be concerned about a heavy one right now, too. Today is bright and sunny once again but instead of almost 80 like it was yesterday, it will only be 65. I even heard the heater kick on in the middle of the night! It’s in the mid 50’s right now. I know the pool will be cold. Ugh.

Doris, how disappointing for those families to have so many things go wrong for their visiting weekend. I’m sure your decorating will make the place as festive as possible. I thought of the good work you are doing yesterday in church: the deacon is also a hospital chaplain and he said he had to visit a gang member who had been shot and was cuffed to the bed recently. The man was covered with tattoos from head to toe and said he didn’t need God, that he worshiped the devil! The deacon let him talk and after a while bid him goodbye and told him that since he didn’t have family to visit, he would ‘keep him in his prayers.’ And instead of scoffing, the gang member reached out and grabbed his hand and said “Thank you, brother!.” It reminded him again of ‘when you were in prison, did you visit ME?’ You ARE doing God’s work!

Michele, did you have your celebration yet or will it be next weekend? I'm sure you're busy with all your regular activities! How is your leg? I hope you're feeling fine by now.

My daughter just called and said to come visit when I get home from the pool so I will get busy with my pre-packing! I will check in tomorrow before I go!

Mary


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BRENDA has your rain stopped?

It sounds like the rest ofyou are all busy for the holidays.

DORIS glad your HH guests weren't too much for you!

MARY enjoy your trip!

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Mary,

When are you leaving for California? And will you have the weekend after to visit. I missed the details of some of your plans. Scrolled down but didn't find out anything.

We had a huge rain, thunder/lightening storm this morning complete with tornado warnings for Long Beach about 45 minutes from here. I was dozing and heard a very loud noise and thought it was the TV but when I looked out the window it was torrential rain and llightening. I turned on the TV and heard the tornado warning so threw on my clothes, made coffee, unplugged electronics and lamps and whatever I could , then went downstairs to see if water was puddling around the back door at the bottom of our hill but it was all right.

I looked out the third floor stairwell window to the streets below and could see the cars splashing a lot of water in the road. It was actually kind of scary. Janise and I ran the dishwasher in the Community Room in readiness for our potluck at 1.

I made a green salad for the potluck. We had a good turnout with some good food. Janie made a huge pot of chicken noodle/vegetable soup and gave me some to bring home for lunch tomorrow.

Sam came over and brought two pair of pants that need shortening in the morning and she will pick them up in the afternoon. She is going to her daughter's for Thanksgiving

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Sounds as though you're all getting ready for the holidays. Do you remember when Thanksgiving and Christmas seemed far apart? With my tree already up, it seems I'm more in the Christmas mode than Thanksgiving.

I spent the afternoon at HH to greet day guests. There weren't any so I did the laundry from Sat. night. That means tomorrow when we usually do it, we will be able to put the tree up there too. We have nutcracker decorations that have been donated so I'm curious to see it once it's done. Some of the nutcrackers for the room decorations are almost life-size.

Someone asked how many guests we had this weekend. I'm not sure about the Friday count, but I think it was only 6 Sat. night. The weather in this area was really bad and we had 12 to cancel due to different circumstances. One couple actually got lost somewhere else and spent the night sleeping in their pickup truck on the parking lot of a church. Another dad had a blow-out on his tire and turned around to just go home. I don't know about other places, but it rained so hard here that it looked like night around 3:30. They did have tornado warnings out also, as well as lightning.

Mary, hope your flight goes well and that you have a wonderful trip. Try not to work too hard tomorrow before you go!

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Good for you, Betty...rolls and cranberry sauce are so 'doable!' I hope your trip will be a good one. Your lunch sounds delicious! I made some potato soup and it was fine...not very spicy, but I think it made good use of my potatoes and I have enough for tomorrow as well.

Yes, I will be meeting MaryAnn. It's so ironic. I go across the country to be with 'inlaws' I've met once....and find out that MaryAnn lives a few streets away! Such a delight! I'm looking forward to our visit.

Your 4' tree sounds so cute. Mine is a thin 7 foot one but it wasn't hard to put up. I just always assume that it will be trouble if it's something I have to do, lol. I try my best, though, and it worked out fine this time.

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I hit the wrong button! I wasn't through!

Marielle, sounds like your getting out of the board meetings. Good for you as it sounds so stressful.

In closing, all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. emoticon

We will be going to one of my daughters in Perryville, Md. which is about 30 minutes away. I only have to make rolls and cranberry sauce. emoticon emoticon

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Can't believe it's actually 46 outside. It had been so cold. I just put a roaster chicken in the oven., have potatoes peeled for mashing, broccoli cleaned. We will be eating by 1pm today for our big meal as I have a haircut scheduled for 3pm. Dummy me, waited till last Thurs to call and being holiday they are busy. I am not used to this as Diane always cut my hair. I really miss her. We always phoned each other to get things off our chest, so to speak.

Mary, have a great trip. Sounds like you will be meeting Mary Ann? That's nice. Good for you(Doris also) getting that tree up. About 5 or 6 years ago our tree had to be discarded, then my daughter bought us one (a 4' one) that I saw and liked at the florist shop. Yes, it is already decorated with peacocks, etc. I put some small trinkets on it also. My DH puts it in a storage box and just has to take it out, plus put it in a large container of sand. I could never do it myself. After Thanksgiving I will get out all Christmas decorations and put away the fall ones. Mary when you come back, why don't you join our forum on (not sure what it will be) right now it's Lose 10 lb by Thanksgiving. We do need more people on it if anyone is interested. Right now looks like Holly and I are the only ones there. She is a great motivator and feel through her that is how I lost the 4 lbs. Now I asked her to start another one for Christmas or & New Years. We just need to get people to join us. It is only a chat about weight-loss-gains-help--not a regular chat.

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“Here comes the sun…do do do do!” Or, “I can see clearly now…the rain is gone!” Either song works this morning. Hooray for sunshine after a week of rain. We certainly needed it, but am I happy not to be dreary and wet! I know it probably seems so silly that I’ve never put the tree up myself and I’m so happy that it worked, but I get easily overwhelmed with those things that I’ve not done before and I wanted this up. Yes, it was easy! It’s a different configuration than my old tree: thinner and not quite as tall. So that was a plus, too. Having all the lights work is wonderful as well, lol. The old tree was only half-lit! The tv is working after a week of the big red X and number 1 and I am on the couch instead of in the bed. I will call my mother, color my hair after breakfast and go to church. I need to make more Christmas cards, decide what clothes to bring to California, and get myself organized at home. I think I can file more paperwork…did I tell y’all that the ambulance bill has been settled? So I can put the WC paperwork away, I think . Wow…a year ago I was just beginning to recover from my surgery.

MaryAnn, so happy to have chatted with you. I can’t wait to meet you in person.

Doris, it makes it more official and certainly legal that everyone involved in the HH has training. Good for you getting it over with. I have several certifications that I have to keep up with on a yearly basis and it’s always great to get it over with. I hope your time today will be a good one. How many people do you have staying there this weekend? I would imagine that holidays are very crowded.

Brenda, you gave up so much with your ‘change of life as you knew it’ and you’ve done it so graciously. I never thought about whether my mother misses her decorations…although she really didn’t do much. We all took our old childhood ornaments through the years and she and daddy didn’t put a tree up in the last few years they were in the house.

Marielle, you have an exit plan…good for you! I hope you will make it through the next 2 meetings and that you leave the board with the feeling that you did just fine, above and beyond!

Have a wonderful Sunday/Monday to you, Michele!


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Doris, sounds like everything is going well with HH.

Brenda, my DD and GS's like to decorate. I don't really do much any more myself. Christmas seems to be mostly for kids. They really get a kick out the presents and stuff.

Mary way to go!! Christmas tree up and DVR up and running. Great Job!! Enjoy your California visit.

Michele, hope your Thanksgiving celebration went well. I am getting ready. My DD & GS's will be house sitting, so I'll have a little rest while I'm putting things together Wednesday and Thanksgiving Day...

Betty, hope the computer/internet working better for you. Between software and hardware computers can be a pain. Hope you get your Christmas shopping done.

Sunny, love it that your hand is back to normal. Sorry about your foot though, it is a pain when you can't walk around. Hope walking is not too painful.

I hope things go well at the upcoming Board Meeting. I am trying to transition. We have one person elected who will take over one position in January. I have an email promise from a gal who wants to come on the Board, so that will replace a 2nd one of us. Then we only have one more expiring position to fill and if they do their oaths, we will be off the hook. I am just trying to keep things, legal and calm and sticking to business for this meeting (11/24) and one more (12/22). Then I can be done, done, done.

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DORIS how was the game?

MARY emoticon emoticon for putting up your own tree!

BRENDA how is your weathe today? Cold still?

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In order to keep our liability insurance for HH at a reasonable cost, all volunteers need a training session on our policies and procedures. I did mine this morning for an hour. It wasn't painful! Tomorrow I will be working the afternoon shift to welcome our day visitors.

I'm watching the Baylor game. So far we are winning big, in the first half. In order to make the real play-offs, we need to win each game that's left in a decisive way. 28-7 now!

Mary, I hope you have a wonderful trip. You can celebrate that you're over 1/3 of the way through this last school year for you. Something to be thankful for!!

Hope everyone has a relaxing Sunday!

Brenda, we must have been posting at the same time. I'm with you--most of the time I've always put up the tree by myself. This one was quicker to put up, but then I spent almost an hour fluffing each branch since it had been packed so tightly. I'm please with the way it looks now that it's decorated. And it will be nice to have the tree up when we get home after Thanksgiving.


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Mary,

Way to go putting your tree up yourself. Myself, I have put many up by myself and it wasn't all that hard putting the fake prelit ones up for me in later years. We always had a fresh tree and it was a trial getting them to sit straight in the stand, then putting on the lights. I don't do any decorating in my place anymore. I gave all my decorations away just before I moved here because there was no place to store them. I just go downstairs where the Community room will be all decorated. Right now it is decorated for Fall.

I'm glad your neighbor was able to connect your box for you. I just hope your TV stays working now.

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Michele, way to go on the turkey! I can smell it from here, lol! I love the reader for Robin Cook's books. He did several of the ones Dave and I had listened to on various trips and it always brings a smile to hear this man's voice. Good memories!

Houston: we have DVR, lol! My neighbor came by and put the box up in about 30 minutes. While he was doing that, I put up my new Christmas tree all by myself! I've never done that! I got the lights hooked up together: prelit tree but you have to find the exact plugs so you don't blow the fuses! And now I'm a happy camper!

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I have read Robin Cook's books;never listened to them

Have a good time in Ca. j

My turkey smells so good.......! emoticon

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Michele, I will be staying with both sets of my DIL's parents. Her parents are divorced and remarried but all the ex's are good friends so I will be a couple of days with each set. They are so nice and I enjoyed meeting them when we had a reception for my son/DIL in August last year.

I am listening to a Robin Cook mystery set in Japan and the US. They are in NYC, Toyko and Kobe so far!



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MARY stay safe in Ca. What or whom are you going to see there?

BETTY I too, hate computer problems-----mine are in japanese! I have to find someone to help me, too, as DH is a plumber not a computer whizz!

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Betty, I can truly commiserate! I hate computer issues, as you all know. Getting the bookmarks back is a slow process. Getting used to a new browser would be daunting, I'm sure. I have always had PCs and we switched to MACs at school. That's huge learning curve. Congrats on the 4 pound loss! I am trying to keep up my exercise but I just keep gaining recently. I was laughing (with chagrin!) at school: I was so happy to have found 3 pair of 14's that I thought I'd given away and was rejoicing that I had my old 'fat pants' to get back into! I could hardly zip the 12's I bought last year after my surgery and I'd lost 10 pounds. Sad to say, they found me again.

My sweet next door neighbor volunteered her husband to put in my DVR box a couple of days ago and after several phone calls and emails to my youngest son, I gave up on him and called my neighbor. The husband answered....and had no clue that his services had been offered, lol. He graciously said he would do it....and would I be home the rest of the day because he didn't know what time to tell me he;d be over. So I wlll go to church tomorrow rather than tonight. Small price to pay!

I was up 10 minutes after my normal wake time today. Ugh. I got up and had coffee, breakfast, did 3 loads of laundry and was showered and dressed, vacuumed and mopped downstairsby 8:00 and now I'm tired, lol. I got my hair cut and my nails done in anticipation of the trip to CA on Tuesday. I need to pack and get everything organized.

Michele, I will help with side dishes and just got through talking with my son and DIL in CA. I will be staying with both sets of parents and hope to visit with MaryAnn, too! I'm looking forward to this trip. I really have been busy and am ready for some downtime!

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Hi Girls,
I haven't been on here for quite a while, so haven't even begun to read all your posts. I have had an internet problem. I would get on only to get cut off. Then got notice from my anti virus the past few days that my provider had a virus. I had Google Chrome. OK, had to get all my computer cleaned out. Then I finally switched to Foxfire and problem seems solved. Of course now I am spending hours putting in all my bookmarks. I can't even remember all I had. Not sure if there is a way to import them. I am not too computer savory. So now I need to get off here and try loading them again. I also now have to educate myself on how to navigate with this new browser. I am also trying to order my Christmas gifts to get them out of the way. I do most of it online instead of running to stores. It's hard to go shopping when you have to be home to get DH his meals, as I can go out for 5 hrs at a time! emoticon

Marielle, did see your sister is having problems. So sorry to hear that.

I joined the lose 10 lb by Thanksgiving-only lost 4 lb-but better than nothing. Now I am back down to 156. Lowest I have been. So still trying to get lower. Brenda, I would be happy to get down to your weight! ok, off here for now. Take care everyone.

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MARIELLE don't wear yourself out over that board! I am also so sorry to hear about your sister! hope she will be better. How scary for you!

MARY how busy you have been. You, too, don't wear yourself too thin! you do your cards the way I cross stitch & do jigsaw puzzles!

DORIS yes, it is great tha you only have to do small dishes. Esp since you're travelling It sounds like a wonderful place to go to! I'm guessing you have been there before?

I managed to get my housework done, piano practiced & I even put in some jigsaw puzzle time. Have a good weekend, all!

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Ahhhh…TGIF, AND it’s the beginning of a week off! So happy about that. I got all my work done, sent so much stuff home, rearranged the seating charts, changed the calendar, and did more lesson plans to get me almost through December! I am hoping to get it all done that first week in December and be done with it. Almost halfway through the year!!

MaryAnn, the little turkeys were just that, lol! My 2 hardest to handle boys fought with each other. They kicked and fought with their fists. I’m sure their parents thought they were sooo cute! It’s so ‘telling:’ One retired teacher was there and asked a current teacher about my former screamer. She said ‘Something just doesn’t seem quite right with that one!’ Ya think?? At least his parents did get him tested a couple of weeks ago and they will make an appt. in December to meet with the principal and me. I need to know what they are hoping to do and what I can do also in class. He wears me down! So glad to hear that your hand is so much better. Ugh on your foot---that sounds painful! I will get with you this weekend and let you know of my firmer CA plans!

Doris, what a delightful time your trip sounds. I hope you have a great mini vacation. Making a few sides is sooo preferable to the whole dinner. I think I will put my Christmas tree up before my flight leaves, too. It would be so nice to have that out of the way!

Oh, Marielle, I am sorry you are still having such difficulty with the board. It sounds like it’s SO wearing. I hope you will last as long as you feel comfortable doing so. Please keep in mind that your health is so important… much more than this board! I’m sorry for your sister’s health problems. I know from my blood clots last year that it is so scary. I spent 5 days in ICU almost a year ago and 8 months on blood thinners. I sure hope she will be okay.

Brenda, what a great idea Ace had! Ours doesn’t do that as far as I know. Food, drinks, wine? Wow! That’s a night of fun. So glad you enjoyed the evening. I had a new modem installed in late summer since my internet was down all the time. Then I bought the new computer and I haven’t had any trouble since. The DVR box didn’t register like it was supposed to so ATT agreed to give me a new one. I opened it today and read the instructions. My heartrate went up, lol. I don’t ‘do’ instructions for equipment well. I need a son or somebody’s husband to put it in for me, and before I leave for California!

My cards are my creative outlet…but not fabulous by any means! I just enjoy doing it. I didn’t send any the first year Dave died and only a few the next year. Last year was more and this year will be almost back to normal. Some friends have dropped off…and I’ve actually added a few! I hope to be done by the first weekend in December. I have another Stampin’ Up workshop then and will make 25, I think.

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So much going on still.
My Sister went to Dr. today and they found a blood clot in her chest (in the port used when she had chemotherapy) & the dr. put her in the hospital. She will be there at least over night & then they may release her. She has to give herself shots for it for about a week, then she can go on warfarin--for a few months. Then they will put her in the hospital to take the port out. emoticon

District Board is still a nightmare. I think I might get through December. Hope so anyway........ I spent from 6:30am to 7:00pm doing District work on Wednesday. It has been very hectic. emoticon

Hope everything is going well with everyone.

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Michelle, we will be going to our daughter's lake "cabin" at Possum Kingdom Lake, about 2 hours west of Dallas. We will send Thanksgiving night at the lodge so we can visit both Thursday and Friday, before coming home Friday afternoon. She is having the main part of the meal catered and we just bring side dishes and desserts. Sure takes the load off me, and everyone enjoys being in that setting.


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BRENDA glad you got those bargains at ACE. I love that place, as does DH! And what is better than a free dinner?! I too, do not make cards. Not only can we not find the great supplies here like the U.S., the the things I would buy to make the cards would cost an arm & a leg!

DORIS your new tree sounds lovely. I always wait until right after T-giving to put up my tree, too. Mine is about 30 years old---got it at a Franks Nursery when they still existed, for $36. after Christmas. I think they are gone now, replaced my Michael's? WHere are you gong out of town?

SUNNY what kind of pies do you make? I made 2 pumpkin pies. The recipe called for brown sugar, which I used, but the pies look so brown! I thnk next year I will just stick to plain 'ol white sugar.

My 7 a.m. student has cancelled this morning (Sat already here!) so I have more time to get stuff done around the house.

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Good Morning Everyone,

Doris, I have not decorated for Christmas for many years. When I moved here three and a half+ years ago I gave all my decorations away because there was no room for them in this tiny apartment. We do have the community room decorated for all the holidays so if I want to look at Christmas it is downstairs.

Ace Hardware Store had their annual Ladies Night Out last night and I went down and it was a lot of fun. I had never gone before. I missed being one of the first 100 to get in and get a gift and didn't win any of the door prizes but they had all sorts of finger foods, coffee, sodas and wine. I just had a veggie plate and a couple cookies. The place was packed. All regular priced items were 20 percent off. I bought a new steam iron and a nifty flashlight. It was from 6 to 8 pm. They closed the store at 5 and people lined up outside. At first I parked down the street at Rite Aid and then when the crowd thinned out I went down and got my car and parked in the parking lot. Ace's lot is small. Last year my friend won the big drawing at 8 and got $250.

Today I am going to the food bank for my monthly food box. We have the food bank delivered here today for those who don't drive or unable to get out. I like to go to the main place as I know most of the workers there and it is fun to sit and visit while we wait our turn.

Temps have warmed up to 36 or so but rain is coming for the weekend. That's ok with me as it has been very dry lately. Rains start at the coast and move inland. We are two hours from the coast.

Have a good day everyone.

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Mary, you are one busy lady! I hope the program was a success.

Marielle, it sounds as though you are really back full time with the water responsibilities. Please take care of yourself, too!

Michelle and Brenda, you are always doing for someone. That's great!

Mary Ann, it's good that you're healing. You must have welcomed the end of therapy, too.

I did something today I've never done before--put up the Christmas tree before Thanksgiving. Many years I put it up on the day after, but this year we will be out of town. I had bought a new slimmer tree this year and wanted to see how it looked in my room. I do like it as it seems full and less see-through. The one I replaced was probably 20 years old or more. This one is only 4 ft. across and 7.5 feet tall. Tomorrow I will try to get the decorations on it after I get back home from buying groceries.

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I'm glad to hear your leg is healing. You are so lucky you didn't break anything.

Mary,

Didn't you get a new DVR not too long ago? I don't know if I could hook it up myself either. When I bought one I tried and never could get it to work then my friend came and hooked it up for me. She told me I had it plugged into the wrong place.

The card I send to you will not be homemade. You are so talented.

Ace Hardware had their annual Ladies Night Out from 6 to 8 tonight, regular priced items were 20% off. I bought a handy dandy flashlight and a new steam iron. The store was packed and they were serving veggies and dip, cheese, wine and soda drinks and cookies. I didn't drink any wine, just had the veggies and a couple cookies. Great dinner! emoticon

They had several door prize drawings and a gift for the first 100 people and the grand prize at 8 was $250. I didn't win anything but I had a great time talking to people and found a woman I know there. She used to be a caregiver here but the lady had to go to assisted living. It was fun to go down to the store. Last year my neighbor won the $250. Next year I will go earlier and wait in line.

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Just a few comments as I get back to the thread. I have had a rough time getting back together after last weekend in Phoenix. My energy level is still not up to full speed and it takes me longer to get anything done. And next week is Thanksgiving . I have lots to do and I am trying to get some of it done before Thanksgiving day arrives.

Marielle Open meeting requirements are always such a problem with Boards. People are used to having side discussions and hate to have to have everything out in the open. Sounds like it is still a difficult group of people.

Mary how did the little” turkeys” do ? There is nothing cuter than young school children doing a program.

Michele glad you are up and better. It is finally acting like Fall here. The temps are down but it is sweater weather. Last year was so warm, I never took the coat out of the closet.

My phone announces the name and number also and I never answer unless I know who it is. If you answer the phone, then it tells the robo callers it is a live number and they share it with other groups. Being on the do not call list is a joke.

My hand is great and I am almost recovered from the surgery. I didn’t realize how off balance I was and I managed to smash my foot into a door jam. All black and blue and couldn’t do my walking. Nothing broken and the swelling is down so I am back to walking.

This was a week of some routine appointments and getting a few end of year things signed. Now I am on full planning for Thanksgiving. Although I am going to be doing some supervising instead of actual cooking since I am still on limited activities for another 3 weeks. Standing for too long really strains a few muscles.

Michele I am going to make pies also. My family loves home made ones and I usually do them. I can spread making them up over a whole day. Also store bought pie crusts make it a lot easier.

Well I am going to turn in, so back tomorrow.



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MARY yes, I am ok, just sore left leg after my accident. It's cozy to sit at home at do our hobbies isn't it?!

I am making 2 pumpkin pies for our T-giving dinner on sunday.

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Michele, I can't imagine riding my bike without a jacket when it's cold. Wait----I can't imagine riding my bike period, lol! I guess it made it through the accident okay then? So glad you're okay. Get that jacket out!! Yes, the new DVR arrived via UPS at 5:15 and I was astonished! Two days, max. Several friends have offered their husbands to come install it. My sister and sister in law suggested that I try it myself. It's soooo easy. Ahem....NOT!!

I decided not to go to the alum function. It's colder and rainy and there was a big water main break right where I was supposed to go. The news reported that traffic was a nightmare so I made a dozen Christmas cards! You friends will be on my list!!

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MARY ANN glad that your hand is better. Now, be careful with that foot!

MARY I will look on FB for some pics. Please post a few. Wish there were a video to go with it! Did you get your DVR?

We had some unexpected rain yesterday; news said we had Jan. temps. I wasn't prepared & didn't pull out my winter jacket! I was cold riding my bike to tone chimes & piano!

Will go to the pool today. Left leg is still hurting, but I am able to walk. I too, am grateful for that!

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I guess I missed that you injured your foot, too, MaryAnn! I'm so glad to hear that you're doing so much better with your hand. My kneecap break was a year ago....it still gives me problems when I climb stairs and probably always will, but I'm grateful to be able to get around as much as I do.

Michele, last year one of the moms put my kids on FB for the performance. My partner and I will be holding the sails on the Mayflower, lol....a friend tagged me and said she 'knew' where I was in the video! It might be up sometime today. We're FB friends so you might see the pictures. I'm not sure how the meeting went for Sarah. She is hoping that her brother and sister will stay through the weekend, at least. They have NOT been helpful and she needs them to step up and do something. I'll find out how things are at school today, Ih ope.

I slept well last night---hooray! I made some important phone calls, got confirmation that the new DVR box is being delivered in the next day or so from ATT, and took care of some important financial business after school. I have a college ulum get together tonight at a local restaurant..I've never done that. I have a sorority friend who is supposed to be there and hope to reconnect. If not, I won't stay long unless there are people I know. But it's a stretch for me!

Have a great day, friends.

Mary

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Just dropping in before turning in. My foot is doing well and I got out for a walk today and plan a longer one tomorrow. Had a review by the hand doctor and he believes that I have full functionality back in my hand (although my right ring finger will always be crooked) and that I am done. Yeah!!! We have had a difficult situation through no fault of our own and it is now resolved after 10 months. Sometimes having a lawyer on your side is a good thing.

So I am looking forward to the holidays which begin next week.
Everyone stay safe and warm

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