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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Hello to all my dear sparklers!

It's been a wild and wooly week. We got some beautiful Lloyd Flanders outdoor chairs and ottomans in the gallery with two lovely matching side tables and an outdoor rug as well.





Since there are 4 chairs and two ottomans and we are squeezed for space we had to set them up as two separate groupings. I'd prefer they sit across from each other in a little grouping as they would on your patio. DH accepted the furniture in from our mover today and bless his heart he's not the best stager in the world. But I was grateful he covered the gallery for me as I was up to my eyebrows pulling together all of our records for proof of our payments during this 8 year long 'save our home' illegal foreclosure battle.

I got it done (feeling guilty the whole time that DH was over in the gallery...when I really think he needs more rest from his surgery last Tuesday). But our hearing is Monday and our new lawyer needs to be up to speed and he specifically asked for these records so I got them together for him.

It will be awkward on Monday as Randy (the lawyer we fired) will be there seeking a withdrawal from the court and asking for lawyer fees. While our lawyer will be representing us and asking for our fees to be reimbursed. Awkward!

It is what it is. It's just incredible to me that after ignoring all my e-mails and all of my phone calls for MONTHS asking him to update us on the case and send us copies of the motions that had been filed and MOST importantly responding to TWO Motions to Compel from the plaintiff's attorneys. NOW we have his attention now that he is worried about collecting HIS fees. Pitiful...but SO the world we live in today isn't it?

I faxed him 26 copies of records he needs and tonight I'm feeling SO happy that I've got that task crossed off my 'to do' list.

We are meeting with our good friends for Father's Day Sunday at one of our favorite restaurants down in Naples. We always have so much fun with these guys.

Another friend from the old group stopped by the consignment gallery to tell us that she really misses us. We miss her also but probably not enough to get sucked back into the group situation. It might be okay to see some of them very occasionally. It's impossible to discard 30-year friendships without wanting to catch up every so often. BUT...I don't need any more stress on my plate so there is always that to consider as well.

We are still enjoying our meal service. We are now trying Marley Spoon which is Martha Stewart's brainchild.

Last night I made us garlicky broccolini with pecorino cheese roasted pork sandwich on a hoagie bun. Very tasty and easy to make! You top it off with a little siracha sauce who would have thunk it? Broccolini on a sandwich?

I really like these mail order meal service plans because they emphasize fresh REAL food especially veggies and everything is all organized and together with a beautiful full-color recipe card. It saves me SO much time running to the grocery store and the BEST part is they are portion controlled. The meal serves two and no leftovers. Marley Spoon seems to have more inventive recipes also. I like it so far. We've had two weeks of 3 meals per week.

Tomorrow is Saturday already...these weeks are just flying by. I'm still taking good care of my hubs and our Mackey boy. They keep me busy!

Oh for the stress-free life of a pampered pussycat! emoticon











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  • BUTTONPOPPER1
    Mackey's looking good! I'm so happy to hear he's doing well.

    Your food descriptions make me hungry! Never heard of broccolini, but garlicky sounds great, especially on a sandwich! Creative!

    That outdoor furniture looks so relaxing. I'd love to sit outside and look out over the lagoon ensconced in one of those chairs.
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    3 hours ago
  • FLASUN
    emoticon For you and Hubby.......sounds like a busy week and very stressful. Best of Luck tomorrow! Lovely furniture!! Love Mackey boy!! How was the dinner .....what favorite restaurant? We tried out a new restaurant on Friday night.......Tap42 ....is was delish!!
    2 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    I know there will be god news for Don. You will always get what you NEED.
    2 days ago
  • JUDYAMK
    I will be praying for Mondays' hearing I am happy you got rid of the old lawyer that was a long time in the making !! He needed the boot a long time ago.
    Yes, it is good you are not with the drama group can you imagine the stress even more if you stayed ?
    Pray the boipsy turns out negative
    Have a Blessed Sunday
    Judy
    2 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    Enjoy the time with friends, like the new furniture!
    3 days ago
  • LESLIELENORE
    I am sending you light and love for Monday!
    4 days ago
  • REGILIEH
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    4 days ago
  • TERMITEMOM
    I will pray that all goes well on Monday!
    4 days ago
  • BONNIEMARGAY
    Blessings on your family's health!
    4 days ago
  • ALIHIKES
    The outdoor garden set is lovely, and Mackie cat is so cute!
    I am glad that DH helped in the gallery, and it probably helps him to keep busy. Waiting for results is stressful.
    Hoping and praying that Monday's hearing goes well! If your former attorney has already been paid by you, why would he be entitled to the legal fees??? Unless that was specified in the original client agreement? I can understand if it was like a personal injury suit (where the attorney is normally guaranteed a percentage of the settlement) -- but isn't your case one where the lending company is trying to take your home?
    4 days ago
  • MOMMABEAR121
    holy busy girlfriend .. wow ... I'm thankful Don feels well enough to be at the gallery .. all will go well Monday .. feel it ..own it .. pray about it .. all is well my friend .. hope you can find some peace as well ..that type of stress is so hard on us ..
    enjoy your fathers day get together .. laugh and relax ..
    sending you love and prayers always

    I really dislike the greed and lack of integrity of the world .. Holy H when the balancing of energy begins these people are in for a rude awakening .. a justified balancing of actions ..

    I keep you in my prayers always .. and will say special ones for your court hearing ..
    xoxo

    D

    4 days ago
  • KENDRACARROLL
    I like the meal services but not the trash they create, even if they say most of it is recyclable.
    Have a great weekend - and good luck on Monday!
    4 days ago
  • SRWYLIE
    I hope Monday goes well for you both. I'll be thinking of you. Seeing friends from your big group is fine - but I'm glad you aren't going to be sucked back into that drama. Let them come to you in smaller groups. That's a much better arrangement. Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Big hugs and much love.
    4 days ago
  • NEWFLABULESS
    So glad that you got all of it done. Now relax and enjoy your weekend before the big day on Monday. Prayers to you and the hubs...as always!
    4 days ago
  • MSLZZY
    So glad DH is well enough to cover the gallery
    so you can get those papers to the new attorney.
    Silly that Randy suddenly has time for you when
    he wants money LOL!
    4 days ago
  • RASPBERRY56
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    5 days ago
  • IMUSTLOSEIT1
    How is Don doing? I hope he is recovering well. Love the furniture. And that Mackey Cat. what a hunk..
    5 days ago
  • AOKDIET21
    Legal matters are stressful please seem to take forever to end
    5 days ago
  • SLIMMERJESSE
    Hope he gets more rest. His body needs it. Adorable cat.
    5 days ago
  • PACEKA1
    Well, it sounds like things are getting a little bit more normal for you and Don. The furniture is lovely. Oh how I would love to have an outdoor patio set - in my outdoor patio. I have been working so hard trying to get all the gardening done. My vegetable garden has been weeded (but it looks like I'm going to have to start again) and I finished the flower garden today.... mostly. I need to tackle the herbs and the long strip between my house and my neighbors. Her elm trees dropped millions of elm seeds and they have all sprouted! But that will have to wait until next week because the heat and humidity are coming back.

    Great job getting all those papers together, Bobbi! I wouldn't worry about feeling uncomfortable. Obviously he didn't worry about you and Don getting his attention.

    Still sending up those prayers that your life gets back to normal soon. OH, I guess I'm a back-up Weight Leader for our next challenge. Should be interesting.
    5 days ago
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