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Diane- yeah, I gave my husband a "curfew" for Saturday afternoon/night... be back "in the area" by noon on Sunday so we can all go to the play together which starts at 1pm. Does that seem unreasonable? Usually on Saturday nights he goes to a friends house from around 6pm to 1am or so.. but this weekend the 2 of them are going to Canaan, NH to see another friend. I expect it may be a long trip, especially since the weather does not look good. I suspect there will be alcohol involved, and I'd like to encourage sober driving. So I politely asked him to make it back for our family time. I think that's reasonable, and I know he will do it anyway. It is my way of saying "I'm not waiting up all night" or whatever. If he crashes in a ditch somewhere or his friends' car gets caught in a moose I won't even know they are missing.

It's snowing at my house pretty good. Not looking forward to going out into the white stuff but I know I better get my butt in gear.

Where is my waitress to bring me coffee in bed? oh right.. don't have one of those. :-)

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Morning all,

I've been awake since about 3:00 this morning. I just could not get back into a sound sleep and clearly that will make it a very long day. Got up around 4:45 and did another table of fluffy snow, finalized my list and am getting ready to head out in about 20 minutes. Wrentham opens at 9:00 and I want to be in front of the Ugg store to get boots for Aggie's daughter. I just checked online and it said they are 87.99 which is outrageous! They are normally 192.00! If this is true I'm going to get a pair for myself. After that we're off to Natick so God Willing I will get a lot done today. And of course NATURALLY it has to start snowing! Grrrrrr.

Dawn - good for you for not backing down. Such a stressful situation you have there.

Janine - way to go with the shopping.

Gotta run and get ready - WOO HOOOOOOO!

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Hey all,

I'm at work so, I'm not fired! The meeting went ok but, I told my boss that I was very offended at some of the things that pt said. She actually told my boss that I went into her room in the morning and offered a "half baked explanation" to her. That is just so wrong. When her nurse told me that the pt was upset I waited until she was awake in the morning and knocked on her door and apologized to her for scaring her. It was a heart felt apology b/c I felt bad that I had frightened someone else. For her to cast that as something "half baked" is just so insulting and I let my boss know that. I also stopped her every time she read me a quote from the pt that wasn't true. I told her up front what I did say and gave her the surrounding situation. She got it. She SAID she was worried about me. As I said before, I don't get pt complaints and this totally surprised her. She actually recommended that I apply for FMLA so that I can take more time off if I need it without creating "occurances", which we get into trouble for. But, she didn't write me up. She said if it happens again that I will have to be written up and action will have to be taken. So, now I'm just going to drug the blue blazes out of my pts that are giving me too much trouble!!!

Diane, Janine and all of you other super shoppers, way to go. I wish I was even 1/3 done but, it's not even close.

Laura, I'm glad your dad spoke up and WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOUR FAMILY? Why hasn't anybody invited you for dinner? That's nuts. Ugggh.

I have to make cookies too. I'm trying to see when I'm going to have time to do that. I want to make some 7 layer bars and some fudge too.

Maryanne, I'm so relieved you got that village done. Goodness, it was stressing me out! I think you need to have a sangria pop for Amy, who can't have them right now. Amy, as soon as you are able to you need to have one of those.

I am concerned about your belly hurting. I know you have a history with that. Are you getting enough to drink? Is the nausea keeping you from getting enough to drink? I don't want you to end up back in the hospital. But, if you do go they'll be able to give you some fluids thru your port and that'll probably settle the issue. As always, I am praying for you.

Who'd I miss? I probably should get going here. Just not feeling really good tonight. I really need to get some sleep today. I hope you all have a great day. Amy, feel better.

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Amy....those couple of pounds you worried about may not be such a worry with that liquid diet. Maybe I should try it! My belly hurts too and I keep just giving it crap.

Maryanne.....I cracked up thinking of you jumping out of bed with visions of fluffy snow dancing in your head.

Went out shopping a bit tonight. It was good. I can say with honesty that I am almost done. Okay....maybe two-thirds. Okay, okay....half? Yes, at least half.

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Evening all, I really thought I posted this morning but I've been running crazy all day so I guess i forgot - tee hee

Got up at 5:00 and added the fluffy snow on 2 of the shelves and the top level of on side of the village (3 more tables to go!). Then showered and changed the sheets on the beds, set up my santa's under the village, moved the couch and love seat around to prep for the tree and brought up 2 boxes for house decorations. I had 6 loads of laundry to do with sheets, towels, tablecloths etc so started that and by 8:00 when I started work I had 2 loads washed/dried and the 3rd was in the washer. I was quite pleased with the progress. After work I picked up my cousin and got 3 gifts bought on the way home. I plan to leave here at 8:00 tomorrow morning to head to Wrentham and then hitting Natick Mall (American Girl store). I have my list ready and hopefully I will make some serioud progress on the shopping this weekend.

Amy - glad week one went ok. Sorry you have to go on the clear liquids but if it helps it will be worth it.

Rebecca - enjoy the show but do try to get some relaxation time in.

Laura - Isn't Ross so cute! WOW, love that your dad got a little flip with your sister - good for him!!!! Your house must smell like the inside of a bakery......yummmy

Janine - pictures will be posted soon. I still have to finalize the fluffy snow Sangria pops - my cousin would LOVE those!!

Diane - have fun shopping! That's what I'll be doing too.........it's going to be crazy out there.

Dawn - how did the meeting go with your boss?

Hope everyone else is doing well!

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Happy Friday all!

Today was a quiet day in the office. Had a great training session at the gym. Tomorrow spending the day shopping with my dear friend. Bless her she doesn't buy gifts anymore but loves to go with me and help. We have a ball!

Amy-Take it easy. I hope that your stomach feels better soon.
Maryann-I'd love to see some photos of your village.
Rebecca-Sounds like you have a full weekend with fun activities. I think I missed something - your hubby has a curfew?
Laura-That sounds like fun making cookies with Ross! How nice of him to help you too.

Have a great weekend everyone if I don't get back to check it!


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Well I finally had to call the doctor's office about the belly pain. I am on clear liquids for a while to rest my bowel or I can end up in hospital.
Stay tune....

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11/30/12 9:27 A

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Morning Team!!

I made my Christmas sugar cookie dough and put in the fridge to chill. My sister came to visit my Dad and said I thought I would be bringing you to the lottery today - HA my Dad said I would be the one if he ever hit OH I have brought him when he has won - Proud of Dad because he has a lot of appointments for his hand and he told her yesterday which days to celebrate Christmas with her and her family would work and she had tons of things she said they all had to do and he said ALL DAY AND ALL NIGHT! Then he said it is not as though I get invited to anyone's house for dinner - WOW WOW WOW

Our Christmas plans are up in the air, we have an invite to Christina's house on Christmas Eve for an open house - we have church too - Candlelight service, past Christmases we have gone over to friend's too for a late dinner after church so that is all Christmas Eve, Christmas Day I think we might do a big breakfast and stay in our jammies since no one wants to invite US OVER for dinner!

My quiet day yesterday had me in an apron as I said I made the sugar cookie dough and then started to roll it out when my elderly client called to let me know we will be working on the project soon so that is good besides I would go over and keep her company and have tea with her at 82 I am sure she would like the company! Ross came down and was so excited to see the dough he started rolling out the dough and making cookies. It was nice to see that childhood excitement in his eyes! Made me miss my Mom because I made that recipe and cookies with her although she told me I surpassed her in the decorating - this year I cheated and bought the "cookie icing" in the store - it was not bad a bit drippy but Colie said the cookies looked great.

Think I will start making Buche Noels and freeze them for gifts - I am giving a lot of baked goods with a small denomination gift card this year. At least I am doing presents.

Have a great day all

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AMY - glad you are doing okay! Sending love, hugs and prayers

DAWN - any idea when you meet up with that boss - praying for you too!

MARYANNE - glad the village is up and I bet it is gorgeous!! Hmm photo blog maybe?
How are things with work?

REBECCAMA - You sound so tired! You getting ANY REST??? The play sounds wonderful and I am sure Abby will love it! Please get some down time - I LOVED Girl Scouts I have many fond memories of Girl Scouting and my Mom was a troop leader and trained many other leaders - loved an article in the paper when she was showing other scout leaders how to cut down a tree for fire wood. Better yet the time we snuck into the leaders rooms at Girl Scout camp and grabbed their bras and ran them up the flag pole - many many memories - I hope Abby has just as many as I have!!

SUE - how are thkngs going for you?

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Amy, glad you are feeling okay.

I really wanted to call out sick today and sleep. Not happening. I will work until noon then have lunch with hubby (maybe Panera or Chinese). Then I will hit the grocery store alone before I pick up Abby from school. There is no sleep in this plan but we need groceries.

Tomorrow we are headed to Home Depot for the monthly kids workshop, and then to an open house thing at the new Girl Scout offices in Holyoke. Hubby is going to New Hampshire tomorrow afternoon/night. Not sure when he will be back. I think his curfew is noon on Sunday.

On Sunday we have tickets at "Will call" to see a play at the Shea Theater in Turners Falls at 1pm. It's something about "Angelina Ballerina" (a children's book/dvd character). It's been a long time since we've seen a professional play. Should be fun.

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Howdy everyone!! Friday is here
I am holding strong, stomach giving me issues and feeling some tired but all in all not bad for first week. I guess I keep waiting for the shoe to fall, lol. I have not done anything the past couple days.

Dawn, how did the meeting go??
Maryanne, can't wait till your village is all done.
Rebecca get some rest
Janine I like sangria too, lol unfortunately during treatment I can not have alcohol!! Bummer!!

amy.....

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I didn't win the lottery......I hear you have to buy a ticket in order to win. Hmmmm

Congrats to all who got anything on the big payoff.

Maryanne....pictures please!!!

Rebecca....I hear ya on the wanting to take a day off to rest. I am ready!

Dawn....sangria pops sounds yummy

Amy....how's day two treating you?

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11/29/12 9:39 A

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NO I was not one of the many million winners!!

I got the powerball for $4 that is it - Oh well

Ross is not getting much work with no big boats coming in but getting shifts here and there. At least he is home and he pays us room and board plus we pay his cell phone bill and he pays us back I get BIG time points on my credit card since they are AT and T - will take it because I get gift cards faster that way.

Today is a quiet day - think I will make the sugar cookie dough and roll it out later on.
Not much for laundry - not much of anything to do really

Had a nice day yesterday tooling around with Dad to different stores. Got a thermal shirt for Ross and a sweater for Colie so that will go under the tree - great prices too at Ocean state job lot. Ordered some teas for Christmas gifts from London MY big splurge for Christmas!!

Got all the Christmas gift bags, tags etc out and started putting gifts together all I will have to do is add gift cards when I get them

Last of the antibiotics taken last night GOOD because I was getting sick to my stomach towards the end - so glad I take a probiotic too because that will help as well - now taking all three yeast medications

DAWN - I hate bosses like that and I would be chastising a patient too if they were endangering themselves - well you know your boss's personality praying that the meeting goes well

REBECCAMA - I hope you take some time for YOU - you sound tired!!!

MARYANNE - good job on getting the village done - reminds me of my tree once it is up I still do some tweaking

AMY - sending love and prayers your way

Have a great day all

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Morning all,

Sigh, I was NOT one of the few million dollar winners in MA. I did get 2 numbers on 2 different tickets? What do I get for that? A pat on the head???

Rebecca - If we don't hear from Laura today I'll drive right to her house and track her like a bloodhound......however, if she was one of them she may be on her way to Tahiti right now.

Dawn - OMG what a horrible way to get the day going!! I would probably have climbed right back into bed.....ugh ugh ugh. Nothing better then having to face your boss to defend your actions - what gets me is that they IMMEDIATELY assume you are wrong. Same goes for my place, Never once do you hear 'so and so complained but I want to hear your side of this first'. Just accuse you of being the wrong do'er. Good Luck today!

Well, the village is DONE! Finished up the little skating scene this morning and the only thing left to do is tweak it. I like to give it a day or two and sort of walk around it and move little things around here and there. Then on Saturday I'll add all the fluffy snow around to cover all the cords etc. On Saturday night I have several friends coming over for the first showing of it. Tonight I'll do some power cleaning and set up the santa scene that sits below the village. Then if I have time I'll do some other house decorating.

Busy day today, I need to finalize my project plan for the next big project that will go out in April. I'll have other projects before that but this will be another biggie so we're starting early. Oh joy.........

Have a great day all.
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Ok, I know no one in Mass got the jackpot but I heard a couple of people got all 5 numbers, and not the powerball. I'm thinking it was probably Laura since she has all the luck on the lottery. Laura, was it you??

I got a measly $4 I think. Had the powerball number right on one ticket. My hubby was in an office pool. Won't know the results on that until later.

I'm exhausted. Everyone in my house was waking up off and on all night. Plus I did not write because I was too tired. Figures. No sleep and no writing. :-(

It was snowing when I left my house this morning, and there was a fresh dusting of it, but nothing serious. No snow at Umass. Looks like there is a chance of some more on Saturday.

I am seriously tempted to leave work early or call out tomorrow. Just so wiped out. Nothing compared to what you are going through though Dawn. Oh my!! That is too much stress between the WASHING MACHINE and your manager! Your manager should have more trust and respect for the work that you do than to accuse you like that. :-(

Ok, I'm off. Gotta pry open my eyelids and try to be productive here.

(wrote dishwasher this morning. More proof I need coffee today. Did not get to finish my morning cup because Abby woke up too early.)

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Hey all,

Not too good of a day for me here. First, my nazi manager called from work. She needs to "speak" to me. This means she wants to write me up for something. So, I called her back and she said I had a pt complaint. I was very surprised b/c I don't usually get pt complaints. As it turned out, it was a disabled nurse who was taking a whole lot of drugs. A whole lot. She heard me yelling at a pt earlier who was in danger of harming himself he was so agitated. I talked to the nurse who had the complaining pt and apparently my manager called her too. The pt told my manager that I was yelling all night when, in fact, I only yelled that one time when I was afraid he was going to pull out his breathing tube. The nurse who had the complaining pt said that pt was nuts. So, now I have to go in to have a "face to face" with my manager b/c she says she's "concerned" about me. Right! Well, I did yell but, I had a good reason to. I don't abuse my pts or cause any harm and am very respectful of them for the most part, unless they are swearing at me. So, that started my day. Then my washing machine broke. Hopefully, Bobby can fix it. He usually does. I've had this washer for 14yrs now and he usually just replaces parts, which is what I am hoping for this time. In the mean time, I have to get allll of the water out of the tub. That should be fun.

Then I stopped by the cat clinic to visit the cat that lives there. He has cancer and they were asking all of their faithful customers to come visit him. He was always such a clown and I loved him. I got there and they told me they had to put him down this morning! I just saw one of the techs at BJs last night and she told me to come visit him and that he liked visitors. He must have taken a turn for the worse during the night.

I know none of this stuff is very serious. But, it seems like the whole day has just been one cafouffle after another and I think I'd like to be done with the day. Not that tomorrow is going to be much better with me having to go speak to my manager. Uggghh!!! Well, my solution to stress is to clean things so, I'm going to go do dishes, scoop water out of the washer, vacuum and dust my living room and put up some candles. I hope to be able to get on the treadmill. That'll really help my stress levels.

Amy darlin', I'm with Janine, I hope you got something fun for a whig. Glad you and Tony were able to have some laughs over it.

Janine, I don't drink but, what do you think about sangria popsicles? That almost sounds good to me:)

Laura, I hope and pray that you will get some regular and faithful customers rolling in soon. Either that or a nice part time job. I think full time is just too much. But, that's just my opinion. You just seem to be busy enough and that's without a job.

Your cookies sound divine my dear. I'm sure your father must love being the taste tester.

I kind of figured your stocking were therapeutic but, I didn't want to butt in. Those veins aren't just not too pretty, they're painful. I hope you get that situation with the stockings worked out. That company doesn't sound like the best.

Maryanne, I don't think I'd have the energy to put that village up and take it down each year. Kudos to you.

Well, to all our other really busy folks, I hope you are all well and just breezing thru the holiday stuff. Rebecca, do you still have snow? We got ice today, no snow:)

I will talk to you all tomorrow after I get home from my spanking.

Hugs,

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Morning all, nothing different happening here. Still working on the village and trying to finish it up. Just need to finish adding the tree's and then make some tweaks here and there. Will complete it tonight and then need to get some serious cleaning done. Ran to the store this morning to pick up a few things and their lottery machine was down. Went to stop at the corner store and it wasn't opened yet so I need to run out at lunch and pick up my powerball tickets.........OHHHHHHHHHHHH what a joy that would be to win! Then I wouldn't have to o this high level plan for my project.....

Hope everyone is doing well. Gotta run and get ready for a 9:30 call. Have a fabulous day.

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Janine--Angel is swiming for Chicopee HS. His first time.

amy.....

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Amy....I hope you went with a fun wig.....long, flowing, red curls or spiky black mohawk...something that will shock people. lol Who is Angel swimming for? Both my kids were swimmers, as were my husband and I. I love the sport!

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Happy Hump Day
No plans today, stomach not feeling the greatest this morning.
Yesterday, I had a wig fitting at a wonderful place called Pink Petals.
My hubby went with me and we had some laughs.
Angel has been doing well with his swim practice.

amy.....

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We got snow and rain yesterday. It wasn't sticking on the ground at Umass, but up in the hills it stuck. When I picked up my daughter at school there were people shoveling their driveways and the town sanders were going around (but not plowing, just sanding). She wanted to go home right away and play in it but unfortunately I needed to get my asthma medications. By the time we got done with that chore it was dark out. We were supposed to meet hubby for dinner but we canceled on him and just came home instead. She tried to play in the snow in the dark a little bit but gave up. I think she'll get to play in it at school today before it melts. At least I hope so.

She's still figuring out what she wants from Santa so I guess we better slow down on buying her xmas presents. I do need to work on my xmas card list. Not sure where I put my list from last year. I seem to recall buying too many cards and having some leftovers.

Hoping for a quiet afternoon. Maybe I can make some turkey soup or something after work.

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One of my Zumba instructors posted this workout routine where you do a series of exercises 3 times a day. Simple things like squats and stuff. Today was Day 1. I did okay, except for the midday 5 minute rope skipping. That I had to do in minute spurts. I hope to be able to keep this up, along with my other workout routines. We'll see. I need something different right now since I can't seem to stay away from the candy lately.



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I just wanted to say hi and i have not been by lately i had a great thanksgiving i hope everyone else did too.

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Afternoon all

Think that Betty Crocker and the Pillsbury Dough boy will be picketing my house soon!! I got another 20 dozen cookies made for Christmas presents!! I am thrilled with a recipe I tweaked and changed around from a Rachael Ray book - the Kahlua Choc Chunk - my Dad was my official taste tester today of my 5 different batches and he said he loved them all!!

WHAT FUN!! Better yet the house smelled wonderful! I should rent myself out to bake other people's cookies with all my new found free time - I have a client who keeps canceling and another who has me on hold OH WELL

REBECCAMA - I have had multiple surgeries on my legs for varicose veins so the pantyhose and knee highs are compression stockings. The veins are back and I am tired of the injections and all the surgery - these stockings are really wonderful and my gosh I still remember my Aunt who was in the nursing home while her mind was right I went in one Sunday after church and I had a dress on her comment was "What a great set of legs you have?" And I said in my mind if you only knew what was under those stockings, ugly purply veins! Thus they are pretty expensive

AMY - glad to hear ROUND 1 is over

I also say we market those Vodka flavored popsicles!!

Dawn - good job on getting so much done AND your exercises to boot

SUE = you are always ONE busy gal and an inspiration to all

Maryanne - Sometimes I wonder if anyone in your company communicates with each other with all the products trying to roll out and others not knowing WHEN - GLAD THEY HAVE YOU because YOU ROCK!!!

Tomorrow taking my Dad out for a putzing day to get birthday cards and do some window shopping at Marshalls etc. Taking him out for lunch. He goes back next Wednesday for another xray of the hand without the cast on - he is hoping for a smaller cast!

Leftovers tonight and both Colie and I have meetings at church.

Have a great day all!!


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Morning all,

Sad to be back at work today and of course there is a pile of problems to deal with. Took a break from the village set up last night but I'm about 80% done. Still on target to finish up probably on Wednesday. Once that's done I need to tackle the rest of the house which shouldn't take too long. This morning I started to put together a shopping list for what I need to get and for who - hope to knock most of that out this weekend.

Amy/Janine - my thoughts and prayers are with you every day. I LOVE that popsicle idea and think we should consider marketing it! ha ha ha ha.

Rebecca - congrats on that goal - bet it's a nice feeling to accomplsh it! Way to go!!

Sue - wow, I thought I worked long days but it seems every day is a long one for you! Congrats on the 10 yr milestone.

Dawn - sounds like you are getting organized there - keep up the good work and you'll feel so much better when it's done. I'm trying to set a goal for having everything done by 12/15 so I can sit and relax a little this year and just enjoy the holiday. Let's see if that happens!

Ok, big meeting at 11:30 so I have to dash.

Have a great day all and be careful with that nasty weather out there. Not sure what it's doing here.....looks like rain with a touch of snow in it? Yuck.

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Great suggestion on the popsicles for Amy Janine!

Laura- wow. I hate screw ups like that. I'm a little flabbergasted that anyone would spend $150 on stockings, but for things to be screwed up like that is just nuts.

I had a long day yesterday but it was worth it. I crossed the 50K word line on my little novel that I have been writing this month. 50K words is the number needed to meet the goal of the challenge so even though the story isn't done yet, and it still doesn't have a title, I have MET A GOAL and that feels good.

I've been giving the scales a break lately because I know my eating has been erratic. There have been days lately where I go under my calories, barely eating 1000 calories, and other days where I have eaten twice that much. So the scales are turned off until Friday. I will do a weigh in for the end of the month, and go from there.

Tonight my husband has his usual Tuesday night class to co-teach so I won't be able to work on my book. It will be a busy afternoon somehow I know it will. Amazing how these little holiday errands just keep piling up!

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Amy-Big hugs to you. Prayers and thoughts go out to you and Tony.

Long day ahead of me. Working 13 hours. First part of the day my company is putting on an awards banquet. I am getting an award for being there 10 years. Yeah. Then after work the gym. Hope everyone has a great day.


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Hello everyone!!
First day was long but went well. 9 am started the day with blood draw from my port, doctor visit, pre medication. (Dawn I did not like the not so fun feeling Decadron push gives in the crotch area, the nurse is going to try it in a bag next time, the doctor agreed,lol)
Then first infusion which lasted a few hours, second infusion was not as long. Left a little after 2pm. Tony had a hard time. He WANTED to stay the whole day but he was getting emotional, tears, upset stomach. I knew this was not going to be easy for him. He decided to come and go and not sit the entire time. That was great for the both of us. He even brought me a milkshake!!
My doctor described the cycles as I will start out feeling ok then it will drop with fatigue, slight nausea(vomiting is rare for this drug combo) that lasts several days then I will start feeling better again THEN its time for next cycle. Major side effects FATIGUE, bad tastes in mouth, foods may not taste the same. My doctor gave me prescription for wig, will check a place out but not sure I am a wig person.

Janine...vodka/fruit popsicles we may have to market them, lol
I would live your company. Do you have my number???

THANKS THANKS THANKS to everyone for all the prayers and support.
I am not sure how often I will be posting once the fatigue etc starts but YOU ALL are always in my HEART!!!

amy.....

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Hi all,

Janine, that's so nice of you to offer to keep Amy company. I wish I was closer. I could come and take care of her for awhile. Hopefully, she won't need taking care of though.

Amy, I am praying for you. I hope it all goes much easier for you than what you anticipate.

Laura, I would be pulling my hair out with that company. How ridiculous and her response was even more ridiculous. I'm glad you called the credit card company and they listened to you.

Thanks for reminding me to take things one step at a time. I get overwhelmed sometimes and I'm not good about asking for help. I need to work on that.

Well, I'm at work right now. It isn't too busy for now but, we have a long night ahead of us. I'm off tomorrow but, I don't plan on sleeping. If I could just get a few more things done I could relax a little. So, I'm going to get all of my gift cards out of the way...or as many as I can.

You all have a good sleep. I'll chat with you later.

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Laura....that is so crazy about the mailing! It makes me crazy when people can't get their job right. And I ALWAYS buy extra things and put them away, only to be found at a later (not needed) time.

Maryanne...pictures!

Amy....anytime you want company, let me know. I would love to come by and visit. Just tell me what is good. I can bring popsicles, mouth wash, vodka, whatever you need.

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Afternoon all,

Crazy busy here but finally making some progress. Village is up and lit! Only thing left is to add all the people/trees and then the fluffy white snow to cover wires etc. I just got all of the last items out of boxes/paper and my next move is to bring everything UNnecessary back downstairs - not bad....maybe about 8 more boxes or so. Tonight I'll begin placing the people around town (hee hee hee) and hopefully by tomorrow night I can add the tree's and do all the final touches. Once it's all finalized I'll add the fluffy snow. Hopefully this can all get done this week as well as the house decorating. THEN I'll start planning for the tree (whew).......

Goodie bags were dropped off today for the Children's party this coming weekend so that's checked off the list. Did lose almost 2 hrs today due to a call from work! Grrrrr, naturally, it was something that could not wait till tomorrow.

Laura - You should get those for FREE after that mess!!! It amazes me on how STUPID some people can be and yet this is their job???? If people like us did that we'd be hung out to dry.......

Amy - I've been thinking about you today and hoping everything went well. My thoughts and prayers are with you constantly and if there's anything I can do for you please let me know.

Ok, gotta run - hope everyone else is doing well on this lovely Monday. Hugs to all.

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OH MY GOSH I AM A RAVING LUNATIC!!

I ordered my Sigvaris compression stockings on Friday - told them to use my billing address and they confirmed they are shipping to my OLD OFFICE. They did this last March too. I called them and said well we shipped via the post office and you got it last year and I said YES because EVERY DAY I went to the post office at 7AM (my dad did since he is a mail courier) and finally got the package. YOU supposedly removed the address, I confirmed the order to be delivered to my home address YET your system is mailing it to my old office which may or not be open - JP McCabe is NO LONGER in business so where does that leave me with this expensive order for these stockings - the woman said well you can always dispute it - UGH UGH UGH

SO I called my credit card company and gave her the whole story from last year and this and she said THAT IS ENOUGH ERRORS on their part - who would think you would confirm and ship to an address that no longer is in existence to you!! They are crediting my account the $150!!

JUST what I did not need today -

I am happy to say I have cookie dough chilling in the fridge for special cookies to make tomorrow. My lunch was 3 cookies of an old old recipe I use to make these cookies were my Dad's favorites! Still had the touch I might add. Made some brownies and a bunch of other stuff and PROMPTLY went down to the hotel where Colie and I stay and dropped off all the goods WARM - the staff were just smiling -

My comment was SWEETS for you guys because you keep me in your SUITES!

Trying to work out of my funk - praying extra hard for AMY - trying to put my self in the back and concentrate on others!

Played Christmas songs and had a good cry when it came to my Mom's favorite songs but that is OK TOO!

I did some cyber Monday shopping for stocking stuffers

My Tuesday client canceled again so I am not going to make any appointments moving forward till they can keep a commitment I re-arranged my dental visit for this but that is OK everything happens for a reason!

Happy to report I got my Christmas cards out without any labels I hand addressed them all even did my Christmas newsletter without the Christmas paper - HAHA I found it today while I was rummaging through drawers

Are any of you like me buy after Christmas put it away and then forget A. what you bought and B. where did I put it? So that was a fun part of today

Colie laughed and said SEE you had stuff all ready to go with gift cards.

AHHHH it's Monday!

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Morning team

I think I am beginning to finally feel human! Actually two nights in a row I got great restorative sleep! Yeast issues are starting so I have started all those medications. 3 days left on the antibiotics

Taught Junior Church yesterday and we had lots of young visitors and they had fun because all the parents came up to me to thank me as well as let me know how much they appreciated the ministry provided so that was wonderful to hear

Dad cooked dinner before I left I peeled vegetables and he did an awesome roast beef

You all will laugh at this I bought a powerball ticket and said to my Dad hey I won $7 on this ticket I have no idea how these things work since I do not buy them will you cash it in and just get some scratch tickets. He came home with $100 so I guess I would NEVER know if I won or nor! So that was great

Waiting on a a client to see if I am meeting them tomorrow - also need to email a client for a payment. This would be great for Christmas presents.

AMY - God will take care of you for ALL your needs

It will be two years without a job and now it is almost 6 months without ANY unemployment benefits too - I am doing less for Christmas and we are going to do our anniversary 3 nighter and that along with another little weekend away will be about it.

We do have a wedding to get ready for as well

MARYANNE - how is the village coming along?

Have a great day all

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Amy - covering you in prayer

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Amy- you'll have to let us know what the cycle is for the chemo. I am not too sure, but I think it's usually so many days on, and then some days off, and then more days on etc. You will probably be okay for the first few days at least, but maybe feel kind of sick by the end of the first week. Just basing that from what I've heard from others anyway.

I am at work. Thinking of decorating my cube, but need to catch up on email first. :-)

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Good morning everyone. Busy day. Have to go to work on my day off UGH. Then have gym training with my trainer. Got to get ready. Just wanted to quickly check in. Have a great day.

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Janine.. Happy Belated Birthday!! You know you are welcome to bring your cheers to visit me anytime. A cheerleader would be great to have!!! Thanks for always having my back!!
We were amazed the traffic to and from NY was about the normal.

Happy Monday everyone!!! Let the adventures begin, lol

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Made my way to Ikea today. Not a bad 1 1/2 hour ride. The traffic wasn't nearly as bad as I expected it to be. I got some things for next year's Relay For Life and a few Christmas presents. It was a nice day away and certainly better than sitting around here like I have for a couple of days eating junk.

Maryanne....thanks for the birthday wishes!

Amy.......you got this! We all know you do! You will face this just like you do everything else in your life....with true grit and determination! If you can survive the Office B...you go this! And online shopping is just as rewarding as going to the store, and you can do it with your hair a mess, pjs on, and vomit bucket next to the keyboard. It will all get done in the end. And if it doesn't, you have the best excuse...you were busy taking care of you!

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Howdy. We made it back from NY last night. It was a great time. Tired today so much that I even took a nap(very unusual for me). I cleaned and made soup today, trying to get things ready for the start of chemo tomorrow.

We have not done any Christmas shopping or decorating. Tony would like to decorate this week. Tony tells me not to stress over the shopping but I do.

Not sure how I will feel after it starts tomorrow so that will show how often I will be Sparking.

Love and miss you all!!!

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Evening all,

First off Happy Belated Birthday Janine - so sorry I didn't get to say it earlier........I agree about those coupons and Macy's is the worst offender! DRIVES ME INSANE!

Diane - sounds like you had a fun shopping trip and got things done - nice

Rebecca - wow, sounds like it was craaazy there - no thank you.

Laura - glad you survived the family drama and hope you enjoyed the body scrub / massage. I did that once and it was so much fun!

Dawn - just take things step by step and you'll get it all done.

Hey Rebecca - if you saw my house right now you'd cry your eyes out! There are boxes and wires and bags EVERYWHERE! The 'sky', tables and house are all done with one more row of houses to light up. After that I can start the roads/trees/people and fencing and am hoping to complete it by Tuesday. Also put together 60 grab bags for the children's party next week so those big boxes are also sitting here! Fortunately I'm off tomorrow so I'll drop the grab bags off and hopefully get enough of the village completed so I can get all the empty boxes back downstairs. Once this house is back in order I can work on the shopping...

Ok, need to get back to work here - have a great night. Hope Amy's having a fabulous time in NY!

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I got to the store yesterday for some shopping. I was annoyed when I got to the register and the coupon couldn't be used on half of what I had chosen. I almost left it there and went home. Why do stores do that? Why not put up tags or signs indicating what can and can be bought with the coupons they send you? It took a while, but I was finally able to use the coupon for half off. Hope my daughter likes the socks I bought. (smile)

Last night I went online and bought the rest of what I needed for all the kids and some for my daughter. Nothing for my husband yet. I'm stumped as usual. I am hoping he agrees to just buy a new kitchen floor. It's on my wish list.

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Hey all,

Just a couple of lines here for now. Rebecca, yesterday was a very busy day for you. Sorry your living room is driving you crazy. I know the feeling! Sometime there just isn't anything you can do about it. It is no reflection on you though. You're not the only one living in that house.

Janine, I'm glad you had a nice birthday and your daughter was home, safe to make a cake. Many, many more to you my friend.

Got quite a bit done yesterday but, no shopping. That's ok, I really am going to put a big dent in it this week. I didn't get my Christmas candles into the windows though:( I'll have to try again tonight. Wish me luck.

Thinking about all of you.

Have a great day.

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Yankee Candle was IN-SANE yesterday!! We got there just before 10am. I dropped off my husband and daughter while I looked for parking. People were parking on the lawn and all over the place. I went across the street and parked there so I was at least not on the lawn. I saw the helicopter in the sky as I was still parking and walking back to the festivities. I missed the whole thing but my daughter was thrilled to have seen it. We met at the gazebo and joined the thousands of people going inside. She didn't care about getting in line to see Santa up close and I was fine with that. It was so crowded in the store that it was hard to do any shopping. We stopped in the cafe area and got snacks and looked at the crazy cows and the sale room. Then we left without buying any candles or ornaments or anything. (Just popcorn, pretzel, and sodas).

Drove down to Sam's in Hadley and my husband went inside by himself and bought a couple of pairs of pants that he needed. We have a friend who works in the store and he got to say "Hi" to her. Then we went to Ingleside Mall. I thought that would be madness but I was able to find a parking spot near Ruby Tuesday's. We had lunch there and did some shopping at A.C. Moore. (There isn't an A.C. Moore in Hadley, only a Michael's). I did not attempt Christmas Tree Shoppes. No way. We did A.C. Moore, Old Navy, and Target. Then back to A.C. Moore and then the pretzel place, and we were done. Went home via Belchertown and stopped at Tractor Supply Store. Didn't buy anything there at all.

We might do our gingerbread houses today. I wanted to get the tree up, but the living room is too messy still. I am upset, really upset, but I am losing the battle. My father-in-law called though and he is coming to see us Dec. 14th & 15th so we will have the tree up by then. We haven't seen him in a few years, but his visit is only going to be for the weekend. Too short. He will be staying at a hotel. I hope he will spend the Saturday with us, and most of the Sunday. I know my husband misses him, and since my father-in-law has had cancer we've been worried about him. That is a few weeks away though.


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Dawn....thanks for the birthday wishes! It was a nice day with my kids together and my daughter made me a cake.

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Afternoon all!

Colie putting tree up yesterday and then I fought with all the light switches to get the darn thing lit! My arms are all scratched up from the branches BUT I won the battle and all the lights are working!! Time to look after Christmas for a new tree this one owes us nothing!!!

Bless Colie's heart he is out getting the last of the leaves. When I came home from the spa which by the way was a delight especially since I have not taken any of the muscle relaxers this week anyhow I went to grab the rake and he said you have worked out here enough with the wind blowing the leaves will be everywhere YOU just relax!!

So I made a baked oatmeal dish, mixed up all my special cocoas for my personal cocoa blend that I am giving to people for Christmas and basically doing nothing!!!

I did get mile walk in today and some stairs here but still get tired if I do too much. Managed to go all yesterday without a decongestant BUT woke up at 5:45 AM with a killer of a sinus headache GO FIGURE! Used Afrin so I could go back to sleep and took 2 Tylenol

Day 6 of the antibiotics and I am feeling better!! Thank God for that!! Tomorrow I start some of the yeast medications and by the time I am through with the antibiotics I will be half way through all the yeast medications! Ugh one medication can cause such havoc on the rest of me!

Nice and sunny

Hope everyone is enjoying their day!

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Hey all,

Just a quick buzz by here to say hello. Lots to get done today and my husband is plaguing my life already. He wants to go out to do pointless activities when I have a list a mile long of things to get done today. I knew he was going to do this though. He gets too many days in a row off and he thinks that my world should suddenly stop for him. It's ok though. I just told him that I have way too much to do to be traipsing around pointlessly looking for I don't know what. He looked a little offended but, I don't have time to deal with that right now.

Next week is going to be busy. I have to work on Monday. I will try to stay up for as long as I can on Tues to get some shopping done. Wed I would like to get my tree up. Thur I have a mandatory class to go to but, then after that I can do a little shopping. I am working Fri and Sat 12 hrs each. Somewhere in all of this I need to get my Christmas cards done!!!

One year I'm going to skip Christmas altogether. I know that sounds awful but, one year I really just want to sit back and enjoy the season without the stress. I do this to myself every year and I find myself sighing in relief when the whole shabang is over with. I don't want it to be that way. I want to enjoy it.

Well, thanks for letting me vent my frustrations. I really do have to get going here.

Enjoy the weekend. Oh, Janine, I'm glad you had a nice birthday. Happy belated to you my dear.

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Rebecca...did you make it to Yankee Candle?

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Hello all!
Yesterday was a fun time at the craft fair with my mother, aunt, and god-daughter. My mother did some shopping - LOL! We picked things out and she paid. I'd rather that than the stress of trying to think what to get people (me included).
Then we went to lunch. Hubby joined us.
Dropped my god-daughter off at her dance studio in time for practice. She's in the her dance troup's Nutcracker again this year. It's at Weymouth HS on Dec 15&16 if anyone is interested.
Today I'm getting a late start. Cats had me awake at 3am and couldn't go right back to sleep.
Today's plan is circuit training workout, then drop off some leftovers and back up the rest of Thanksgiving.
Hope eveyrone has a nice day!

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I got our outside lights up yesterday by myself. My daughter came outside when I was done and played in the yard for over an hour. We played hide and seek and other games. I definitely got my fresh air. Hubby made Thanksgiving dinner so we could have leftovers. Seriously, I love his cooking. He makes Bell's stuffing that is high in sodium but yummy! I stayed on track with my calories on Thanksgiving (eating at the restaurant) but I went over my calories yesterday! No portion control and after shopping and working in the yard and playing with my daughter I was HUNGRY! So good though. :-)

Ok, Yankee Candle activities have started and we're not dressed yet. Might be close timing for seeing Santa's arrival. Hubby is in the shower now though so we'll just have to see what happens.

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11/23/12 7:19 P

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Thanks Laura! It was a nice day!

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Happy Belated Birthday Janine - hope it was awesome LIKE YOU



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Evening all

Thank you for your kind words Dawn

Got through the holiday and all

Not too bad but honestly some of the family comments re: ross and christina coming to live with us after they marry REALLY MYOB!!

I did some decorating last night, did things in bits and pieces today

Tired but things are done - I see no one volunteered to come rake the last of the leaves tomorrow from my family! Colie today sealed up both ours and Dad's skylight so we will not lose the hot air or heat from it and the cold air does drop - I helped him as I could - hmmm did not see anyone offering to do that either OK I NEED TO STOP


I have a 9 AM massage and I added a little something extra to that tomorrow a body scrub - Don't ask me why I just wanted to CHANGE things up and I must have been brain dead to do a 9 AM appointment!

I teach Junior Church on Sunday and Dad wants to cook a nice roast beef dinner on Sunday - it should be a very relaxing day

As for me I plan on avoiding ALL stores if at all possible - will get my gift cards from BJ's.

Also holding my breath seems Colie's company is changing health plans - sent them a list of our doctor and our specialists!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend all

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Went to Walmart in the morning (9:30). This is late by Black Friday standards. It wasn't too bad. Got quite a bit accomplished. Missed out on a few good things, but it is okay.

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Hubby and I both took a vacation day today. We left the house around 6am. At Staples they still have plenty of the "doorbuster" items. Then we went to Home Depot and got a few things. By the time we got to Walmart all the crazy people were long gone. Didn't get the sheets and towels I wanted but oh well. Not the end of the world. Got my daughter some toys since she was with us and she is already playing with them. Target wasn't bad at all. Hubby got some dvds. Then we left the big stores and went to a Tractor Supply store and got nothing. Stopped at a Salvation Army and got my daughter shirt, skirt, and cowboy hat for school play. Couldn't find any cowboy boots but oh well. She'll live.

Now trying to recharge a bit before doing some cooking and some decorating. We'll go to Yankee Candle tomorrow. Santa Claus and his wife are arriving by helicopter! That is a big deal. Of course we will go shopping afterward even though it will be insane there. Oh well.

Have a good day everyone.

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Not going anywhere near stores except to work. Went to gym and had a great workout. Now getting ready for work. Have a great day.

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Who is going shopping for Black Friday deals.? I know I won't go near the stores today.

Enjoy your day.

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Just got home from work. Had a great race. Then awesome day at work. We also had clients and their family for turkey dinner. There was 18. They all had a great time. Brought a plate home for hubby. Now home relaxing with hot apple cider and a movie. Hope everyone has a great night.

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Rebecca...thank you for the birthday wishes! Diane...it is a great day to have a birthday. Happy Birthday to your Goddaughter! Enjoy your time together.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!!!!!

It was a crazy day but everything went very well and everyone had a great time. They are all still at my brother's but I was just so tired I banged out early. Just put on some comfy pants and I'm going to curl up on the couch and watch some tv. Tomorrow is going to be a buzy day...... my nephews are finally coming over to bring up tables and boxes. The furniture all got moved around this morning so I'm ready. Early predictions are that the village will be up in 'draft' mode by Sunday night.

Good Luck shopping tomorrow Rebecca. I might run to the Wrentham Outlets on Sunday morning but nothing beyond that.

Have a good night at work Dawn - hopefully it will be peaceful for you.

Thank you all for always being the supportive friends/family that you are. HUGS TO YOU ALL!

Have a wonderful evening......

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Hey all,

Happy Thanksgiving to each and every one of you. I am very thankful to God for all of you. It means a lot to me to be able to connect with you during the week as often as I can. I have learned so much from everyone and I value all of you.

It'll just be me, my husband and my daughter here for the actual dinner and then my boys, my dil and my son's girlfriend will join us for dessert.

Rebecca, enjoy your dinner with your dad. Good luck shopping tomorrow. I hope you don't run into too much craziness.

Diane, have fun with your god daughter. It's nice she wants to come spend time with you. Enjoy your time with your family.

Sue, I didn't see any mention of Thanksgiving dinner in that list of yours. Are you not having a dinner? I have to work tonight too but, not til 11pm. Needless to say, I will not be shopping tomorrow. I don't usually go shopping the day after Thanksgiving anyway. After working nights for so many years I can't stand all of the crowds. I'll go after work one day next week and put a nice sized dent in my list.

You all have a wonderful, wonderful day.

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Happy birthday Janine!!

We are not hosting. We have reservations at restaurant with my father. My hubby got up and then went back to bed. He's not feeling well. I went out this morning and got the newspapers so I can plan my shopping for tomorrow. I won't be out there at 4am like some people (or earlier) but I might be there by 7am. Not sure what I'm buying though, probably nothing that everyone is greedy for unless I put the Wii back on the list.

Amy- I got laid off from a job once on December 14th, the day before the holiday party. I had charged all my Christmas gifts for my family. It was a financial disaster for me, but I survived. I remember we got a snowstorm so I couldn't even get to the party to say my goodbyes to my coworkers. Very sorry you aren't getting your holiday bonus. (I used to get them when I worked in the private sector, but state employees don't get them of course so the last time I got one was 2001).

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We are hosting tomorrow. My family. Should be a fairly quiet day. We all get along - mostly. Can't say the same for hubby's family. Christmas drama has begun.

My god-daughter, who turned 16 today (oh my) is staying over tomorrow night. Plan on having a nice visit with her.

Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!

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Good evening everyone. I have a race tomorrow at 8am in Holden. Its a 5K then going to work till 4pm. Hope everyone has a great day tomorrow.

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Hey all,

Amy, I am so, so sorry that all of this is playing out the way it is. That is pretty rotten and thoughtless of your workplace to give all of you so little notice regarding your usual Christmas bonus. I am astounded that they could be so heartless. I don't know how they can justify their decision. I hope and pray that your Thanksgiving with the family is just the best time ever.

Laura darlin', I do hope your sinuses co-operate with you tomorrow. I hate to think that you'll be trying to slog thru them feeling the way you do right now. Please get some rest and give all of that stuff with your sisters to God. He's the only one that can change their hearts.

Everyone, have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I am working at 11pm but, I'll be cooking tomorrow and getting ready for the kids to come for dessert. It'll be a toned down celebration for us but, that's ok, I won't go into work all worn out. I am making some pumpkin bread to take to work with me and everyone else is bringing stuff too. I'll bring some healthy snacks so that I am not forced to eat stuff that's not healthy.

God bless each and every one of you my friends.

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