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12/19/14 12:41 P

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Hi all getting close to the end with the District. Of course things have to escalate right before I am done. Can't go out quietly. We've had 2 special meetings to solve a couple of immediate issues. Now for the big meeting on 12/22. I sent out the agenda and have started scripting mine so I don't forget things. Yesterday I had fun though. Spent all day making enchiladas for the family and my daughter's Christmas luncheon today. I made Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas, green cheese enchiladas and red cheese enchiladas. I was pretty tired last night but at least it had a very productive outcome--delicious!!

The one board member seemed to be trying to bring a bunch of issues up at the last minute, but to resolve I sent all her emails to the rest of the Board and stately that those items will need to be dealt with by the future board as it is too late to get on this agenda. I'm sure she'll come up with something new to be worried about. LOL.................................

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12/19/14 11:52 A

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Doris,

We are getting 12 days of Christmas music right up to Christmas Eve. Jen's friend gave her a gift of the 12 days in her apartment but she said she wanted the singers down in the Community room so everyone can listen. A woman is coming to sing this morning at 11 during the Food Bank and more singers over the weekend. She tells me when they are coming and I make two flyers, one in the elevator and one on our bulletin board so others know when they will be here.

I gotta get dressed and get downstairs and help set up the food bank for the residents here who can't go there. Then I will help clean it up and go to the main food bank and get mine. Another rainy day.

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12/19/14 9:49 A

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Sorry you're having to take time out for a cold, Mary Ann. emoticon

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12/19/14 2:32 A

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DH has shared his cold with me. Spent the day in bed. Back tomorrow

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12/18/14 11:18 P

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I love Christmas music. Glad you had these two opportunities, Brenda.

We're due for rain tomorrow, too.

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12/18/14 10:29 P

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Mary,

Your card came today and it is so beautiful. I showed it to everyone. I am not going to put it on my door but keeping it in my living room. I don't want to put tape on it to stick it to the door. You are so talented.

We had singers twice today. This morning the Singing Mailman came and he recognized me from my last apartment but couldn't remember my name until I told him my old apartment number. He is retired now. Then a church group came at five and brought their instruments with them. Two violins, and a bass fiddle? You know, the great big ones that they stand up and play with the tip resting on the floor. We had a great time with them. They don't have a formal church, they just meet in people's homes. They brought their children with them and they sang too. I asked them where their church is and they said it is wherever two or more gather. Very cool.

Another rain storm has arrived.

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12/18/14 9:31 P

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So I'm not the only one that is bothered by crowds in the stores! I, too, just give out before I finish my planned stops. I blame it on my poor posture from my leg not truly straightening out as it should because of the bum knee. That causes my back to get tired and hurt. This afternoon DH decided to go deer watching on his deer lease so I went grocery shopping so I can cook tomorrow. sure is nice to have it done!

We will go to Dallas on Sat. for Christmas with our girls and their families on Sunday. Guess we'll be "home alone" on Christmas day unless we plan something at the last minute. But that's OK since we will have already been together.

I finally gave in last week and consented to have U-verse for my internet service rather than DSL. AT&T had been going up, and up, and up every few months to force you to take it in order to get less expensive service. It will save about $20 per month for a year. Then I hope they will have kept the rates decent. The service was installed today, and so far it's working fine.

I agree, Mary, your cards are really neat. You're the one still working and I'm the retired one who buys my cards! Many thanks!

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BETTY what a shame about your couch! have you made a new appt?

I tend to get tired & stressed in big crowds when shopping i always try to go when the stores 1st open & only stay an hour or so. I am not big on shopping

I am going to go to the mall today; the ¥100 yen shop to buy more Christmas wrap for the gifts. yes, i will go when the store 1st opens!

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Mary, what a lovely card. I can't believe you spend all that time making your own cards, especially when you are so busy working.!

Our guy never did get here to fix our sofa. Turns out the furniture Co. lost the material sent to them. After the guy left, they found it! He was really upset as he does travel an hour and a half just to get here. So now, we need another appt. Guess now it will be after the Holidays.
Went grocery shopping today. Had planned on hitting 3 stores, but after 2 gave it up. Oh well, saved money not hitting the 3rd one. There was a day when I could do this, but anymore I get tired or lazy! ok. need to check a few things, so bye for now!


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BRENDA I too,hope you find # 5!j I like to organize---wish i could just pop in & help you!

MARY I am going to read Luke---God needs MY help, too! emoticon Not worry? I alno need to get out of the driver's seat!

Off to read my book I am reading a Henning Mankel oook He is a swedish author. really like him!

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Ha, ha, I have you both beat! I feel 110, lol! One of these days I will catch up and start feeling like I have a life other than being a teacher. We'll see how THAT turns out the first of June!

Brenda, I do hope you find the 5th person to be on your board. Having people to discuss and follow up with the rules, etc. would be a boost for you!

I went to confession and the priest was one I've never heard/seen before---he was behind the little screen but I didn't recognize his 'outline' or his voice. I did tell him how discouraged I get at times and especially in December and he told me to read Luke 12:22-34 about how God doesn't want us to worry. HA! He laughed when I told him that I always think God needs me to 'help Him!' I feel better, at least for now! Maybe I just need to 'let go and let God' and just let things fall into place. It could always be worse!!

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Well,

I really don't know if we will find the 5th person to make a council. There has to be five or it won't work. Our problem is the age,health and physical being of people plus their attitudes so we may be up a crick without a paddle. We sent Roxanne to talk to Peggy, our new resident, to see if she wants to be the secretary. Elinor could do it but she doesn't always follow through because she gets tired and has to rest all the time. I'm not going to worry about it. If it happens, it happens.

Betty,

We are only as old as we feel and I think I am still 18 but am 72. How did that happen?

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Betty, I think we can classify you as 'Young/Mature!' You are so active and get a lot done. Never underestimate yourself.

Brenda, hooray for your 'complex'. They are so fortunate to have you at the helm. I'll bet you will have a much better place to live once rules and regulations are in place. I hope you have great people to back you!

Michele, going to the pool must be a cold thing for you right now. Did you celebrate your birthday other than going out over the weekend? I hope Tad is very attentive. You are a special person to do all you do, especially for HIS family. Will you be able to go see YOUR family soon? I don't rmember if you said that worked out or not.

I vacuumed and mopped last night after Jazzercise and went to the grocery store after school. I had a healthy dinner and will go to confession in a few minutes...clean house, clean soul!!

One and a half days left....can't wait!!

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TO ALL MY DEAR, DEAR FRIENDS emoticon !!! for the wonderful birthday wishes!

BETTY you are still young! you are sooooooooo blessed ! to be 78! I hope I get there, and am as healthy as you are! My cousin in Detroit died 10 years ago from brain cancer. he was 38, & left behind 3 small kids, all under 6 years old. Since then, I have learned to appreicate (most) of my life!

MARY you & I grew up nearly the exact same way!!!! I am one of 6 girls, & my parents too, were always saving, saving....they grew up during WWII when thing were poor & tight. We learned that way as a result. I hated it then, but now realize that dad, with his dementia, & mom with her physical problems are the dearest, most wonderul!! parents I could ever have!

DORIS I think these kids will most likely like whatever it is you get them----so do not worry. It is all about giving anyhow, not how many or what kind of presents we get!

BRENDA I think what you are doing is great! It is long overdue!!! I am behind you 100%! Go girl!

TOday my piano lesson was cancelled so I am going to go to the pool. I have my leftover Starbuck's coffee from yesterday teaching DH's cousin, so I am enjoying that with my newspaper!

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Happy Birthday, Michele! emoticon emoticon

Good luck with your new venture, Brenda! emoticon

Mary, hope these days pass quickly for you. It's hard for the children to stay focused when Christmas vacation is just ahead. Your dedication to the exercise is great. I need to get started back but decided to wait until January.

I had to make another trip to Walmart today. Last night I discovered we did not get everything we planned for the kids yesterday, so another trip to finish this AM. I hope they like what we bought, but if not, WalMart is good about exchanging things.

We are having a dreary day with some showers and cool weather in the 40's. Can't complain since it is mid-December!

Hope you're all having a good one.

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12/17/14 11:45 A

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Good Morning Everyone,

Just a quick hello for now. We are starting a new council here in our building and Suzanne and I are heading it. That means that I will be running our meetings. Yikes! Now I really have to step out of my comfort zone for the next year. We will make the policy's and rules along with three more residents and have the final votes. This will all start in January. Our new lady in the office, Roxanne, is helping us do that. This means we will be having having our bazaars and raffles to raise money for our activities. We have a lot of new, younger residents so we are hoping this will work and there are no arguments.

Will check back with you later. Wish me luck!

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I had trouble posting the msg. below. So will add onto this one.

Brenda, thanks for the nice card.

Have a great day everyone.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHELE
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Michele, 54 is sooo young. I am the oldie here. My oldest daughter is 55, and my youngest is 49. I am way over the hill. I am the oldest one here at 78! Yikes, did I say that? Somehow I don't feel that old, but dates don't lie! My DH is younger than me at 74. Anyhow, hope you have a good day. Does your DH take you out or do any thing special for your Birthday. I hope someone does something nice for you. You deserve it.

My scales weren't friendly this morning. I wasn't losing so went back to Stevia, instead of sugar. Not working-so back to sugar. I am getting sooo frustrated trying to get this weight off.

Today we have a guy coming in to fix a sofa that we bought 3 yrs ago, and the material is cracking-peeling. They told us it's the humidity in basement TV room that has done it. So today he is replacing the arm and side where it has happened, we are just hoping he does a good job so it doesn't look like a patch up. My DH bought another dehumidifier for that room(have one in basement) to keep that from happening with the rest of it..The material isn't leather, but sofa was expensive. I think they should tell you that when you buy furniture. This one is very nice looking and so comfortable so decided to have it fixed. They are charging us $200.00 to fix it. But my DH decided it looks too bad to let it alone and then could continue peeling. We have no idea how he is going to sew on a new one! ok, need to get our breakfast. Dh is starving as he was up at 4:30am and I got up at 7am! can't post this.

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Doris, Yes, big families are rare today! I was one of 5 girls and my parents made us very aware of how expensive it was! We grew up thinking we were 'poor' because our family just never did things like other families. We took quick weekend vacations to the beach, not wonderful big trips like friends did. My parents had us show them our crayons when we asked for new----then my father would decide if the old ones were 'bad enough' to get new ones. I started sewing when I was in the t6th grade because my mother could hardly sew on buttons, lol. We all babysat from 6th grade on and learned to be extremely thrifty. When my parents ended up with Daddy in the Alzheimer unit and Mama is assisted living, my husband took over their finances because my parents just couldn't do it. My sisters and I were amazed to find out that, thank goodness, my parents were very well off after all! Daddy made good investments and Mama has enough left to live comfortably in the assisted living, but we never had much fun when we were little! We were comfortable, though. It's so nice that you are helping get the gifts for this family but I'm glad you're not spending only yOUR funds!

Michele, my heart just goes out to you. I hope your dd will move out soon for your peace of mind. I will put in extra prayers! You are a baby!!! Only 54! I will be 64 on the 26th...and sometimes feel like my mother at 94, lol! Jazzercise was good and my knee isn't too bad this morning. I htikn the cartilage is breaking up where it was starting to get stiff again and that's a good thing...but I get so winded while I'm doing it. It's way more exercise than I'm used to. I am paying for my gym and will stick with that at least to the end of the school year!!

Two and a half more days til Christmas break!!

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SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
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BRENDA i just got your Christmas card today emoticon it is beautiful!!!!
I am not really wishing my life away but rather the stress! that is going along with it. esp the stress of dd right now---in MY HOUSE! My house is supposed to be my safe place. I'm not so sure about that today emoticon

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Very busy day and tomorrow is my volunteer day. Will be back on Thursday

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Michele,

emoticon You have a long way to 60 so don't wish your life away. Have a great day!

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thank you all. I am letting GOD handle it! It hasn't ruined my day---just got it off to a rocky start! She will most likely be moving out next year in2015. It is not that simple just to move out or kick one out in this country. She doesn't talk to DH that way. I am told that I am the only one (is this a compliment here?!) that she can "vent" on, but I get tired of being the ventee! emoticon When she finall does move out, I'm sure she'll get a real taste of REAL LIFE & come to appreciate ALL that both Tad & I are doing for her. Again, thank you all, for your support! emoticon emoticon

DORIS you are an angel with all that you do for your church & HH! I really admire your work & dedication.

Tomorrow (Thursday) is my 54th b-day. I can't belive I'mgetting close to 60.

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Mary, our church is sponsoring this family. My friend and I just did the shopping and contributed a part, not the whole thing by any means. I told my DH it was expensive having a family of 6 kids! Since we only have the two daughters, I never really thought of what it would cost just trying to buy something for each child. No wonder there's not many large families any more!

Did your knee feel better after you got home for a while? I hope it's OK now.

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I decided not to try to get to confession tonight----I was soaking wet from Jazzercise and traffic was terrible getting home. It is SUCH a workout. Yes, the moves are quick and I am such a klutz! I donít really enjoy it, but I know itís good for me, and even though my knee was hurting I think Iím okay. I will go to church tomorrow and hope to get in!

Michele, please let Tad talk with your daughter. Iím not a diagnostician by any means but it sounds like your daughter has some mental health issues. Anyone who is an adultóand she is, isnít she?---should be ACTING like an adult and not a small child. Her anger at you is way out of proportion to the Ďoffenseí of you telling her she canít take her dadís bike. I wish he would have been the one to talk to her. Make her move out if she acts up again. Itís not fair to you to have to put up with that. Prayer is powerful and do hold that closeÖbut you may need to be proactive for your own sake!

Brenda, you arenít too far off, lol. My birthday is the day after Christmas, the 26th. So itís coming up but hasnít passed yet. I will think of my birthday as your Ďliberation dayí from Nelson, lol! I hope yíall can get him evicted and that he gets the help he needs.

Doris, youíre taking on a family of 6 by yourself for Christmas? WowÖthatís something! We have people come and ask for assistance all the time and at Christmas the church takes names/ages, etc. and the church members donate whatever kind of toys they want. A huge amount of people go through the toys and organize the gift giving.


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Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

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Michele, please don't accept any of this for truth. Just because you relay a message doesn't make you bad. If she hates you, that's her problem and only prayer on your part can help that to change. Maybe she will move soon and see what she should have been appreciating all along. Try to think on good things and let God work on her.

My friend from church went shopping with me for a family of 6 children that our church is sponsoring for Christmas gifts. It was both fun and stressful since we were not sure what to buy. We liked what we bought and hope the kids will!

I seem to be getting very little accomplished here at home. It's good that the family will be in Dallas rather than at our house this year. Sounds as though the rest of you are busy too. Mary Ann, I hope you can avoid taking your DH's flu.

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Michele, Please don't beat yourself up! Does she talk that way to her Father? Possible for him to sit down with her and discuss the way she treats you isn't fair? She should just move out if that is the way she feels. emoticon emoticon


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Michele,

Let go and let God handle it. Maybe He can get to her where you can't. Take a deep breath and have a good day. When she starts in on you, turn your back on her.

I just got out of the shower and Sam called and said she is going to a store in the next town where they repair jewelry. She is picking me up at noon and I am taking my two gold necklaces that I broke to get them fixed. I miss wearing them.

Quick breakfast and I am outta here.

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BRENDA that is good news about Nelson. Now, finally the residents will hopefully get some peace!

MARY how was jazzercise? Are the movements fast & quick?

DD is worse than ever. Her bike, that she bought from a friend has a flat tire. She said (I don't believe it) that she took it to the bike shop to be fixed & thethey told her it couldn't be fixed which is probably not true. This morning at 3:30 (she works the 4 a.m.shift at aeon--like walmart) I got up & told her she couldn't use dad's bike & she said she's be late for work. I am a terrible person & on & on & on. , What's wrong with me? don't you care? etc I tried to tel her to take care of it herself buy a new bike etc but she just won't listen.

Now I am gong to have h--- to pay when she gets home. She really believes she hates me, that I am a terrible person. I didn't do anything wrong here, ladies. I was just the messenger for DH . How in the world did things ever get to be like this?! we didn't raise her to be like this. I just don't know what happened......It is only 4 a.m. & a really bad start to my day.

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Betty,

Your fudge sounds wonderful. I have been buying little tins of Original Gourmet cookies on sale for a dollar the last couple weeks. Good to have on hand if I need a quick little gift. The last two I got at Safeway have a Christmas design on them. Very cute.

It is just plain gray today and a little colder. Good for sleeping.

Another quiet night, no noise from Nelson. He got a new caregiver yesterday, a young man. I heard him knock on Nelson's door and N yelling at him because he didn't call first. Well. most of the time he won't answer his phone anyway.

Laurie faxed all the paper work to the lawyer yesterday. He is taking Nelson to court December 26th. So the wheels are turning. He has run out of complaints from the residents. Usually it is four but he has been given chance after chance to change his ways. Very sad situation. I think he needs to go to Detox before assisted living will accept him. I do feel bad for him but enough is enough.

Elinor's granddaughter came to our Bible Study last night and told us all about her recent missionary work in Australia. She will be going back in two weeks to teach classes to young people. They go for various reasons, some to learn about finding God, others to surf but end up finding God along the way. I think they have to be 18. She and the other teachers live with the students and they do everything together while they are at the school. Most go back home changed people, some sign up to be a missionary. It is an amazing thing they are doing. I signed up for her newsletter so I can keep track of her. She only comes home once a year for the holidays. She is doing fifty hours of observing in a classroom while she is here.. Her mother's friend is a teacher and said she can come to her school. It is mandatory that she does that. She also has to raise her own money for her living expenses so she stays quite busy. She gets donations when she speaks. She is just 23. The organization is called Youth With a Mission (YWAM).

Michele,

I hope your DD gets over her snit soon. emoticon

Mary,

You keep so busy, how do you do it all? emoticon . I can't remember if you already had it or it is coming. Too much has been going on here and my mind is mostly gone for now.

Doris,

I think about making a pie and then think I won't. One time I tried to take a dessert to potluck I was told they had too many so switched to salads. They did like my pumpkin dump cake for Thanksgiving and none was left.

Marielle,

I hope you got your walk in today. Counting down to day 0 when you can retire from the water board.

I slept late this morning and here it is 10:30 sitting in my recliner in my nightgown. We are supposed to go around on our bus at 6 to look at the Christmas lights and decorations IF we have enough people signed up. We need 5 minimum.

Have a good day. Sorry if I missed anyone.

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Good Foggy rainy morning friends,

Michele, I get the tins from the Dollar Store. They are only $1.00 a piece and they have smaller ones and medium size ones. Just the right size for fudge. Then I put a layer of wax paper on bottom, then a layer over the fudge after filling one layer. You get 2 layers of fudge in them. They also are decorated with Christmas decorations this time of year. They hold a good bit of fudge, so I only give mostly the smaller ones.

Doris, the recipe I have makes 5lb of fudge. Your pecan pie sounds good. I love Pecan pie. I saw King Arthur has a jar of pecan mix and thought abpot getting it, as feel it would be just as cheap to buy that way since pecans are so expensive.

Mary ann, take care that you don't get the flu.

Ok, DH has dental appt. so have to get off and make him breakfast (poached eggs) before he leaves. Have a good day everyone. emoticon

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Welcome home, MaryAnn. Sorry you came home to a sick husband, though. My sweet CA DIL called last night to say hello and said that the rains weren't bothering Y'ALL but others. I know it's well needed, though.

Michele, I am so sorry about you having to ride in freezing temps! I wish you had better transportation. I try to think of that kind of thing when I start to complain about this or that. You are one special woman. I hope Tad realizes that! I got your airmail birthday card yesterday...you didn't have to do that! Thanks so much. I've enjoyed all the cards from so many of you!

I have Jazzercise this evening, then will go to confession afterwards if the timing works out! If not, I can go tomorrow night. I thought this was going to be an easy week, lol! I never got the house cleaned up. Tomorrow is another day...

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emoticon HOME SUNNY Hope your DH feels better soon. At least he is getting the flu over with BEFORE the holiday starts!

Difficult DD plus a cold, 32 degree weather rain is making my Tuesday very uncomfortable! emoticon

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I love pie!!!

Home in my own bed. The DH got the flu while I was gone. He was glad to have me back to take care of him. Raining again good news bad news. We need it but the mud slides continue

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DORIS I think those pies sound wonderful, too! I only bake appe & pumpkin pie. I'm not a big pie eater, but everyone else in my family is!

BETTY I never even thought of giving fudge as presents. I'm going to have to get busy today starting it! You made so much! Where do you get the tins from? Do you buy them?

MARY, mary! Quite contrary! How do you keep so busy! emoticon (rememeber the old mother goose nursery rhyme?) I hope you hve a restful day tomorrow

it ws freezing riding my bike to grocery shop this morning. My fingers were so frozen despite my gloves that I couldn't feel them. Boy did they sting when I went to wash my hand with warm water just to warm them up!



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I hope you have a wonderful time tonight, Doris! The pies sound amazing. I am not a pie baker but I love to eat them, lol. I think the dad who takes his child to see the mom every couple of weeks has stars in his crown! That IS dedication!

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Mary, we are already fully booked at HH for this weekend and the next two. Some people do try to keep a schedule. One father says he has to come every two weeks or his toddler forgets who her mother is. And he has a really long drive to do that. That's dedication!

I did some cleaning today and had baking to do for my friend's dinner party tonight. One pie is a cherry cheese cake and the other is pecan. Hope they taste good! We leave in about 15 minutes. It should be good conversation. There are only 10 of us that are supposed to be there. I like smaller groups better than large ones.

Betty, that's a lot of candy!!

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Hi, friends! What a busy day yesterday was! I called my little sister before I left Houston because I was afraid she might have decided to go, too, and it would be such a shame to take 2 cars if we could ride together. We had some financial business to discuss, too, and I was about 15 minutes late leaving the house. I called the middle sister and left 2 messages telling her when I would get Mama and get to the restaurant. Well, she called as I was getting to the Assisted Living, asking where I was because they had been at the restaurant for 20 minutes and I wasnít there yet! She didnít see that Iíd called twice AND she didnít even think about going to get our mother! Oh, well, it worked out. I got home in time to go to Mass at 5:30. It was Gift Giving Sunday and the amount of presents for poor children was just unbelievable! Such good will!

Brenda, thanks for the good wishes. Mama is a sweet 94, not difficult at all. She is losing her sight, which is so sad, because she loves to read. But sheís in good health otherwise and we are so glad for that. Your potluck sounds like a great gathering. Iím so glad you have good friends and people to be around. Well, with the exception of Nelson!!

MaryAnn, enjoy the time with your family. I havenít seen Mulan either. I guess even though Iím still teaching, all the cute Disney films that came out after my kids were older are things I hear about but havenít seen. Now that I have the girls I guess I will see the next go-round!

Happy Early Birthday, Michele! I have 2 other friends and a nephew on the 18th so youíre in good company. Iím sorry you have such harsh weather. In the pool with freezing temps isnít fun. Bundle up!

Betty, what a huge amount of fudge! My FIL made good fudge but itís something Iíve rarely tried. Giving it as gifts is a wonderful idea!

I hope the friendís 80th birthday was a fun time for everyone, Doris. I hope I will have one someday, too! Do you think you will have a large crowd at the Hospitality House during the holidays or do people space their visits out? I guess it might be a case of certain people can have visitors on certain days?

I will go to Jazzercise tomorrow with my daughter. I came home from school and need to get my house vacuumed and mopped!!


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Gee you are all so busy this week!

I have to go Christmas shopping today, despite the pouring rain!

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Thanks Brenda, received your card. Happy you went to the potluck.

Finished up all my fudge making today. Think I did 35 lbs. Now it's all wrapped in xmas tins and ready to go. We went to Christmas party Sat. night so delivered theirs., stopped at Beauty Salon and dropped off there also. The rest is family. Time to cook dinner. Can't bake cookies till next week or this weekend so they will be fresh. My one DD want peanut butter kisses. I always have to get special container for those as because of the kisses can't pile on top of each other. They are yummy! ok, gotta go.

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Wow, you're all busy today. After church we went to a friend's 80th birthday reception, then back to church tonight, and on to play 84 at our friends' house. It has been a good day. I need to be busy tomorrow cleaning house.

Hope everyone has a good week!

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BRENDA I can't & don't indulge in such treats anymore. My health will pay the price. Glad you enjoyed yourself. I would love to go to one of your potlucks!

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Michele,

Yes, I did go to the potluck after all. I had a big tub of cottage cheese so added a small can of crushed pineapple and stirred it up. I also took a bowl of red grapes that I pulled off the stems. Only a couple tablespoons left. Man, you should have seen all the desserts people brought. Five different kinds of pie, cookies and chocolate candy and warm apple crisp with a scoop of ice cream. I had the apple crisp, yum!

The main dishes were enchiladas, sliced beets, veggie trays, shrimp and noodles, a cold noodle salad, coleslaw and olives. Plenty for everyone and all homemade. We had a good turnout.

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Busy day chasing the GS. Made pot roast but we are going to the Zoo to see Christmas lights and then out again. DD will have dinner for several days so she is happy.

No time to read thread today. Going home tomorrow.

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BETTY no, you didn't tell me that. thank you I am going to buy the ingredients on Wed at our "national" supermarket here. I will let you know how it turns out!

I am off to swimming now! emoticon

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Michele, Thanks for all the nice comments .

On another note, if you haven't made the fudge yet-be sure you let it come to a hard boil before timing for 7 minutes. If you want a harder fudge cook for 8 minutes. I also spray my pyrex with a cooking spray before adding fudge. It comes out easier. I am not sure I told you that.

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BRENDA did you go to your potluck? I haven't been to one of those in a long, long time!

MARY hope yo uhad a good timewith your mother. Great that you can spend time with her.

We went out to sizzler last night to celebrate my middle son's & my b-days. His is on the 10th, my oldest son, whose is on the 13th was out with the in-laws, & mine is on the 18th. Then Christmas, & New years, the big holiday here. It's so busy this time of year!

Pool day for me, this cold 32 degree Monday!

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Sunny,

I guess I am out of the loop of Disney movies these days. Thanks for the info.

Potluck at 1 but I haven't decided whether or not I will go. I don't have any salad makings unless I go to Safeway. Busy weekend and I didn't get to the grocery store, just Rite Aid yesterday to take my neighbor so I bought a lot of things on sale that I will need in the next few months. Buy one get one free things.

I cleaned out my pantry Friday and gave a big box of canned goods to Sam to distribute at her building. I get so many canned things from the food bank that I don't eat. There are people in her place who need food and she knows who they are. They don't get the foodbank foods delivered to them because no one wants to do the work. I am in charge of the pantry here to keep things neat and check the dates, rotate the stock and help set up, clean up every third Friday when Barbara's daughter brings the food here.

I prefer to cook things fresh or frozen. Suspicious of the cans and the lining they use, am hearing that is not healthy for us.

Mary, emoticon to your dear mom. You are so lucky to have her and be able to visit her when you can. You have such a busy schedule, I don't know how you do it but you are about ten years younger than me. Your GD's should have voice/music lessons and they may be famous someday and support you in your old age.

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Happy Sunday morning! I came home from babysitting and was in bed before midnight---earlier than I expected! Those girls were such a hoot! I was telling my daughter about Annalise singing to the theme songs on the Disney shows. She said she lets them watch that channel for breakfast so the shows 'rotate' all the time and Annalise will copy anything you say, sing, etc.! It was so darling to hear her humming on key and saying some of the words. Grace hums on key, too but doesn't sing yet, lol. Too much going on all the time.

Michele, my mother says that and I guess I have too, at times! I'm so glad I'm not out in the crowds trying to shop. I got out and went to CVS before I babysat yesterday and found out they have stamps so I didn't have to go to the grocery store and stand in line for that! So happy to know that and thought I'd pass it along!

I will have breakfast, a quick shower, and off down the highway for a day with my mother and one of my sisters.

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MARY hope you have a chance to slow down, now!

BRENDA glad you enjoyed your play. Mulan is an old Disney movie, by the way.

We just came home from running errands all day; "Every Tom, Dick & Harry is out today" as mom would say! I am exhausted!

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Enjoy your time with your family! I hope you're resting up tomorrow, lol!

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Still in Phoenix and chasing after the 2 1/2 year old. Went to a birthday party in the park and spent the whole time running. Then after he had a nap went to a train park then out yo dinner. Turning in early tonight

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Here I am, finally---your sometimes friend!! I can't believe it's been almost a week since I was online here. I had something every night last week except for last night so I started my Christmas cards then and finished up today by the time I had to leave to babysit! Be on the lookout! I have gotten several lovely cards from y'all. Thanks so much!

I had such fun with the girls. They are so musical, even at 21 months. They sing and hum tunes either from TV shows or from noisy instruments they have at home! I love to hear them...and they are mostly on key!! I fed, bathed, diapered, and jammies them, lol. They always go stair aight to sleep. I am glad I have time to post now that things are quiet.

Brenda, what a huge mess with Nelson, but I am so glad you and some others were able to get someone to look into his situation. You shlouldn't have to deal with that. I hope he gets taken away and gets some help. Congrats on your Christmas decorations being chosen the contest winner! I'm sure everyone enjoys seeing what you do!

MIchele, I fel guilty when I see all the clutter I have and all the extra space I have that never seems like it's enough. You deal with so much all the time with little complaint. How wonderful that you took care of your MIL and FIL. That says so much about you as a person. One of my school moms is from Indonesia and told me the other day that when they move back next year she will have to be "the dutiful Asian wife" and be subservient to her mIL! She is really Americanized now and said it will be so hard. Her husband cuts his mother's meat for her when they have dinner!!

MaryAnn, enjoy the trip tp Phoenix. You did has celiac's? She was so thin when I met her...I guess she has to be so careful. One of my niece's daughter's has it and the whole family eats gluten free. I joined you in a pizza yesterday, lol! I am glad you didn't have trouble with the rain. Cathy and John said y'all were fine. But I saw that some people in Camarillo were evacuated. I emailed jan bit haven't heard back. I hope they're okay.

I am on my iPad and can't go back to see what everyone else said...and I can't remember what I read. Please forgive me! I will try to check back tomorrow night. I am seeing my mother tomorrow for her 94th birthday and have a 2 hour trip first thing in the morning!
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