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Happy New Year! We should have a new thread but with Maryanne traveling? ??

I fell asleep on the couch around 2am. Went to bed just before 3am when Aaron came home. Got up at 7am. I have to get up at 4am for work tomorrow so I need to go to bed early tonight. I have a feeling today may be a waste.

Aaron bought and installed (with help from a friend) 2 big
sets of shelves in the storage unit yesterday before going to his party. So progress made even if it's not as much progress as I was hoping for.

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Good evening. Hope everyone is doing OK. Snowing and roads are not that great. Anyone driving be safe. Have a 5k race in Lowell tomorrow, the weather should be in the 40s. Great running/walking weather

Have a great night everyone

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Wedding day!!!!!! Just had nails, hair, and makeup done. Earlier than I wanted but it was the only time we could get. As for the baby, no public pictures yet. We're waiting for the go ahead from the parents.

Janine, congrats on the new addition to your family.

Dawn, so exciting....hope you get surprised and it's a girl!!!

Happy New Year!!!

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Welcome Theodore! How exciting to have the baby here. Maryanne, I am sure that will be one of your first stops when you return to Massachusetts.

Elvis (the new dog, mixed with possibly long haired chihuahua and Papillon, and completely deaf) is settling in nicely. He and I are working on learning some signs. He's showing some progress with "sit". The cat is not overly fond of him, but we will get there hopefully.

Dawn...I can relate to feeling out of shape! I am hoping to increase some movement now that the dog is here. He enjoys walking on a leash. That might motivate me to get out and take a walk.

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Hey all,

Iím up ďearlyĒ for me b/c Iím going to watch Bear while Rob and Jess go for the next ultrasound. We find out today what it is, a he or a she. I am not getting my hopes up for a girl. If itís a boy itís just as well. A girl would have a tough time surviving amongst all of these boys. Just trying to slog down a cup of coffee before I go.

Rebecca, thatís really cool that they make lego sets to go with the movie. Simon is just starting to get into them but he likes the magnetiles better.

Did a short 20 min workout last night. I am waaaay out of shape. Waaaay. I need to get back on track or I will lose everything that I worked so hard for. Iím just aiming for 3 days a week now and am starting small. Thatís with the weights, yoga etc. The treadmill is rarely ever an issue. Weíre taking Mosley with us and will walk around the bogs after Rob and Jess get home.

Have to finish reading emails. Hoping everyone has a splendid day.

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Dawn there is a new Lego movie coming out in February. The day after Christmas they started releasing sets that go with the movie. They are interesting and colorful. Abby got one that is a spaceship party bus and plans to modify it. Yesterday at Walmart we found some smaller sets (polybags) and we all got some of those.

Aaron thought we should all go out yesterday so I didn't work on my closet. We priced plastic tubes and shelving for the storage unit, had lunch at Applebee's, and got groceries. Also got a few Xmas lights for next year . I was exhausted when we were done.

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Hey all,

Itís hard to believe weíre almost at the end of 2018. Christmas already seems so long ago but, the tree and decorations are staying up for a bit.

Rebecca, that is A LOT of lego pieces!!! Wow! I canít wait to hear what she creates with that.
Thatís a shame that you feel like you didnít actually get to visit with your dad. I remember feeling like that when we would go to see our dad when he was living with his girlfriend. It was like she was trying to keep him from us. It was frustrating b/c I just wanted to talk to my dad. In the end I never really got to talk to HIM b/c he wasnít the dad I remembered. He didnít even know my name. He did know I was his ďbaby daughterĒ. Thatís what he called me. Never my name. Iíd say take your dad out to lunch away from the girlfriend. Make some excuse. You shouldnít worry about hurting her feeling too much. She certainly wasnít concerned about yours at you dadís birthday.

Sue, I hope the weather is perfect for that 5k. Not too cold. I know it wonít be too warm. We wonít be saying that for awhile now.

Maryanne, happy birthday to your niece. Have you posted any pics on FB of Theodore yet? How are the parents of the bride doing with all of this whirlwind excitement?

Yesterday was rough. It was great having Robereí here all to ourselves. He did great and had a blast. We must have worn him out though b/c Rob said he went right into his crib and to sleep right away. I could relate. Bobby couldnít get me to wake up for church this morning. I vaguely remember him saying something to me about church but, that was it. I woke up at 10am. I only got an hour and a halfís worth of sleep yesterday and then ran alllllll day long with Robereí, (also known as Bear). We dropped him off around 7. Jess was still in bed. I was just worried that she would get dehydrated and start having contractions and have to go to the hospital. Sheís ok today. I think her ultra sound is tomorrow and we find out what weíre having. Hoping everything is ok after all of this. You know me, ever the worrier!!!
Iím just going to tidy up the house today and go to the grocery store. I am going to do some yoga and weights today. Time to get back to it now that the holiday bustle is over with. Might take Mosley for a walk in the woods later if Bobby will come with me. Still worried about the coyotes out there.

Laura, Iím hoping all is going well for you and that everything is ok with your dad.

Have a wonderful day everyone.

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Welcome Theodore! Another friend of mine was due January 18th and she just delivered on Dec 26th. Her baby is Tucker. Janine I saw your picture of your new cutie too. Congratulations! So much going on for everyone.

My dad bought his girlfriend diamond earrings for Christmas. She said they are small but she didn't wear them when she came over so I haven't seen them yet. When they are together she does most of the talking so I still feel like we need another visit with my dad.

Today is groceries and laundry. Everyone sleeping late etc. Not sure how much I will accomplish. I am hoping to start work on cleaning out my bedroom closet. I will also take down most of the outside decorations. Evidently Abby has plans for Lego. She got a set that has 1024 pieces and just brought it out to the living room.

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Morning all.

Having a great time. First party was last night and now we have a jazz brunch today at noon. Its also my nieces birthday today. So double the fun for her. Hope everyone is doing good today.

Gotta run and start getting ready

Have a great day.

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Good morning. Hope everyone is well. Welcome Theodore. Long 2 days coming up for work. Tuesday have a 5k race in Lowell. hope everyone has a good day

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Oh yay! So glad everyone is ok. Welcome Theodore.

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Theodore Francis was born late last night!!! Everyone is doing great. On my way out the door so will post later. Janine, yes, they are sisters

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Hey all,

Iím up and posting b/c Bobby had to go get Robereí. Rob and Jess have both come down with the stomach bug and they arenít in any condition to take care of baby so, weíre going to do it. I took a 1.5hr nap when I got home. I will definitely be paying for this tomorrow.

Maryanne, those poor parents. What stress!!! I donít know. How do you leave your daughter when sheís in labor? But, then how do you NOT go to your own daughterís wedding? Yoikes. That is rough. I hope the wedding is spectacular and you all have the time of your lives. Will be looking at FB to see if there are any pics.

Rebecca, I hope your visit with your dad is not awkward. Sorry about the pjís. Your face said it all.

Janine, youíre doing really well balancing all of that school work and life.

Sue, are you working this weekend? Hoping itís a good one for you.

Laura, I hope everything is going well for you and your family and that your dad is not being too awfully bad. It would be nice to finish the year on a good note for you people.

This should be an interesting day trying to, not only, stay vertical but to play with an 19 month old toddler!!!! Where I will get the energy for all of this is beyond me.

I will talk to you all tomorrow if Iím in any condition to do so. Have a really splendid day.

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Maryanne...did I read that right that the bride and the laboring mom are sisters? Oh boy!

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I am wearing the pajamas like a good mom/wife but I don't like one piece clothing. It's not comfortable. A 2 piece pajamas set would have been better. Abby likes her one piece pajamas a lot so she thinks everyone else does too.

My dad and his girlfriend are coming over today. They probably won't stay long. We will exchange gifts and it will be awkward.

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Greetings from new Orleans. Such a fun afternoon/night. Exhausted but fun. My niece is so excited to have us all here. So far about 20 family members are here so everyone else coming in the morning. My niece in CT is fully dilated and water has broke. Should have a great nephew soon. So far she's doing great.. her parents and brother are there but unfortunately they will need to leave within the hour to head home as they have a 9AM flight here. Its been a whirlwind for them. Yes Dawn, its their first grandchild which makes it hard. 2 daughters, two major events. Sigh.

Ok, I have GOT to get some sleep. Talk soon.

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12/28/18 8:24 P

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Dawn...I pray the patients are not crazy or mean tonight. The families too!

Maryanne.....I cannot figure which I would be more excited about....the baby arriving or a trip to New Orleans. I hope they both are wonderful!

Rebecca....glad you got to stay home. I agree that your facial expression in the pj picture is priceless.

Laura...how are things on the homefront?

Sue...enjoy your time to relax!

I managed to write another paper today. I forgot to order another book so I am at a bit of a standstill. Hopefully it will arrive in the next couple of days. I did do some grocery shopping and planned some meals for a few days. I keep plugging away at the work.

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Hey all,

Just reading the posts now. Slept late as I am working tonight.

Sue, Iím glad youíre in for the day as well. I wish I was too but, I have 3 days off after this so, I really canít complain.

Maryanne, that ring will turn up somewhere. I just know it will. Oh goodness. Go figure the baby would make his appearance now. Praying all goes well for all of them. I donít blame Mom for going. I wouldnít have stayed home either. Iíd go right over there and Iíd be there until I KNEW for sure that everyone was going to be ok. But, that is REALLY stressful. I mean, itís not like they can opt out of the wedding. Is this their first grandchild? I think Iíd be losing it for sure.

Rebecca, this is a great time to shop the sales and get the stuff you really need. Enjoy. I saw your pic on FB with the pajamas. Your expression was priceless.

Janine, are you getting caught up on your school work?

Iím back to work tonight. Glad I didnít work last night as the pts I had the night before were not the kind of pts I like to have. Both alcoholics. One with psych issues to the point where the person was told by the family NOT to come for Christmas b/c they werenít wanted there. Thatís pretty awful. Anyhow, I was orienting a new nurse, (also not my favorite thing to do) and just spent the time giving sedatives to keep these 2 lunatics from going rip snort on us. (British term for ďgoing coo cooĒ). I donít see the sense in giving an orientee these sorts of pts in the first place. They need to be learning the tougher things like sepsis and ventilators etc. Anyhow, I was glad I was off last night. Hopefully, I wonít have an orientee tonight and Iíll have pts that arenít crazy.

I hope you all have a really nice day in spite of the weather. Maryanne, weíre excited to hear about the baby so, keep us updated as much as you are able to. I know you are juggling a lot of balls and they all seem to be in the air right now. Hoping and praying for good outcomes all the way around.

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Good morning very yucky out there. Slippery where i live very glad i am home for the day. Safe travels to those traveling Hope everyone has a good day

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Pouring rain here. Have a safe trip Maryanne. Give us a baby update when you can.

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Morning all,

Heading out in 5 minutes!!!! My niece started having contractions late last night so not sure of the morning status.. My brother/wife/son headed to CT and will keep us posted.

Hope you all have a great day. I'll check in later.

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Sending a prayer to St. Anthony for you! And a pray to St. Margaret for your niece.

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12/27/18 10:46 A

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Maryanne I hope you find your ring.

We all have the day off today so we are going out for some shopping. I need calendars. Abby needs leggings. There are new Lego sets out etc.

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12/27/18 9:27 A

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Annnnnnnnd it begins! :)

They are going to start inducing. My poor sister in law is finishing her packing and heading to CT this afternoon. Her flight to New Orleans isn't leaving till Saturday morning so she's going to stay in CT and come back late tomorrow night. Her daughter told her not to come as it could take a day, two days......but no stopping mom!

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Morning all,

:( no luck yet on my ring. I'm just really sad and still praying it turns up. Meanwhile, my niece in CT went to the doctor's yesterday and she is non pre-clamptic but her protein and bp are high so they kept her overnight. The baby is already 7.5 oz and all is still going great otherwise. However, there is an extremely strong chance she's going to have this baby sooner than expected. My brother / wife are sort of freaking out and already looking into flights from New Orleans to CT as they may be on a whirlwind adventure this weekend. Off to see one daughter married and then zipping back to CT to see their first grandson. Crazy times.

My bag is packed and I'm heading out at 9 for nails and then hair appt at 12:15. I will be in bed VERY early tonight as I have to get up around 2 am and head out by 2:30ish. The adventure begins.

Have a good day all. Hoping the upcoming rain doesn't delay my flight out in the morning.

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Maryanne praying you find it

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Maryanne, I’m praying

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12/26/18 5:03 P

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Hey all.....please say extra prayers to St Anthony! I looked down at my hand today and my great grandmother's onyx ring is gone! This ring has my grandmother's onyx and my mom's diamond that were added to it and I have worn for 40 years. I am devastated and praying it slid off my finger somewhere in my house. The last proof I have is a picture from Saturday night where we can see it on my finger. I had planned to give it to my niece to celebrate the baby's birth. She's the next female in line for it. I HAVE to find it. So any extra prayers will be gratefully appreciated. ūüėě

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Hey all, well I busted my streak of over 600 days yesterday. Thatís ok. It was a good day to bust a streak.

Sue, Iím back to work tonight too. I have to look at the schedule closely b/c itís a little weird with me on, off, on so, I want to make sure Iím actually on.

Janine, why is your dad sad on Christmas? Is it just a hard time of year for him? Hope he was able to enjoy some of it.
Enjoy your day with your daughter.

Maryanne, yoikes!!! Iím hoping that baby doesnít decide to come while you guys are all away. But, babies come when they come. As long as he/she gets here safely, thatís all that matters. What a whirlwind last few months youíve had!!! When the dust finally settles youíre not going to know what to do.
I hope the wedding day is absolutely perfect. AND please do share some pics. I love looking at wedding pics. Thereís just something about a wedding....

Laura, I hope your day yesterday was really good and that your dad was on his best behavior.

Now that all of the presents are distributed and the chaos is over I can just really enjoy my Christmas decor and take my time looking at the gifts etc. Iím always relieved when itís all over. Sorry, thatís just me.
Iím like Maryanne, going to get rid of alllll of the crap that came to the house. Itís going into work with me and everyone there can enjoy it but, weíre not eating it here. I made the resolution to not eat any more junk after Christmas Day. So, I allowed myself to have a treat here and there, way more than I usually do. I usually donít eat any of it unless itís someoneís birthday and then I keep it super small.

Rebecca, did Abby have a good day yesterday? Did she get what she wanted?

I got a TRX set and a new Bosu trainer for Christmas and Iím excited to get started back into my workouts now that the holidays are over. I canít wait.

Iím back to work tonight and have some tidying up and all of that to do. I did manage to get things organized somewhat yesterday before we headed off to Newport. Newport was total chaos. They did a yankee swap and it was a little different. It took forever but I thought I would bust a gut laughing at them all b/c it was crazy. Suffice it to say that it involved a lot of passing your gift to the left or the right at any given time. Fun to watch. Very glad I did not get involved in that one.

Well, itís left over ham and turkey for dinner tonight. Iím taking it easy with too many veggies b/c my stomach is still not right yet. I guess Iíll be seeing a doctor about that in the next week or so if I canít resolve it on my own. I didnít have time during all of the rush of the holidays to be sitting in a doctorís office.

I hope everyone has a really lovely day. I will talk to you all tomorrow.

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Enjoy your day today Rebecca!

Maryanne....I look forward to seeing your pictures from your trip.

Sue....I hope you got some good rest.

Today I am doing a little cleaning and a lot of writing. Later we will go to Kate's to exchange gifts with her roommates. I need to figure out a healthier alternative to dinner. I think I will go to the deli and get some salads. It seems I may need to offset some less-health eating.

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Taking a vacation day today but my husband is working. I got up at 6am and made him coffee. Plan to do some cleaning today but stay home.

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Good morning. Hope everyone has a great day. Back to work today.

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Morning all,

Fabulous day yesterday. Just a very relaxing fun time and I believe everyone was pleased with their gifts. Now the next round of chaos begins. :)

Today I need to run a few errands, take my cousin home, and then home to clean and finalize my packing. Also need to print off a few documents for hotel and airport etc. I have it all on my phone but like to have the documents as well. Also on the list is to clean out the fridge and dump all the goodies in the house - I'll send it all with my cousin and she can either keep or she'll bring into her office - I just know it's out of here. Weather in New Orleans is, unfortunately, not looking good. Temps will be warm but rain on and off the entire time. Just praying that Monday (NYE) evening isn't too bad so that the actual wedding festivities aren't affected. She has the Second Line planned where we 'parade' from the church to the reception and then after the reception we are scheduled to go to Mardi Gras World (outside) to view the fireworks. Ugh, in the end it will all be fine but I just wanted everything to be absolutely perfect for her big day. MEANWHILE, back in CT, my other niece is feeling great with lots of Braxton hicks contractions happening. Dr's appointment today so hopefully she's not going to go into early labor on us. I suspect I'm no sooner going to get home from New Orleans and I'll be heading to Stamford CT. :)

Ok, off to jump into the shower and get this day rolling.

Have a fabulous day all.
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I got to see almost all of my nieces, nephews, and greats today. Just 2 left and hopefully we will see them next weekend. We've hit two houses already and now a bit of a lull before we have off to Kate's for our gifts and dinner. Seeing my dad today was good too although he was sad as always.

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Merry Christmas!

I had written a nice long post and when I went to send it my connection timed out and it went away. So... hope everyone has a good holiday.

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Good morning. I am home today just relaxing. Hope everyone has a good day.

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A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OF YOU!

I hope everyone has a wonderful fantastic day today.

I'm just sitting here staring at the Christmas tree all lit up. Enjoying the peacefulness of it and BOOM, my niece is online via facebook and we're chatting (the bride to be). What an AWESOME way to start my day. :)

Enjoy everyone.

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Busy, busy everyone. I think weíre about to survive another holiday season. Yay.

Laura, that is SO scary that your dad tried to sneak out of the house. You might have to get a little wireless alarm on the doors that will ping to your cell phone if he tries that again. I was worried about that. You wouldnít believe how many elderly pts we get that wander off and get themselves hurt or in trouble. Glad Ross was on top of it.

Janine, I knew you would get everything done. Good for you. Now enjoy all of it.

Maryanne, itís incredible to me that, not only is the wedding almost here but the baby as well. The year just flew by once again. I think this has been your busiest year yet.
Enjoy your time with Lyndsey. It must be so good to see her again. You must be so proud of her. I know I would be.

Rebecca, I do hope your husband is feeling better by tomorrow. I also hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family.

Sue, I hope you donít have to work on Christmas and that you have a really great day.

Iím exhausted. I started this post this morning and had to abort mission. The craziness descended around 4:30 this afternoon and Biz and I just finished cleaning the kitchen while Bobby picked up the rest of the house. Iím going to have to go lay down for a bit. I am totally wiped out.

I hope everyone has a really blessed Christmas and that each of you knows how much you are loved.

Merry Christmas all,

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Sue...enjoy your time off! Get some rest and relax.

Laura...I was holding my breath when I read about your urine test. I thought you might divulge that you were pregnant! lol

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just an update from my appointment today

BP was fabulous walking in the doo and she commented on that!! Also she had me leave a urine specimen she just wanted to dip stick it and see what was going on - NOTHING so she took me off the antibiotics - she said ENOUGH of the antibiotics because I have been so nauseous - my ketone in the urine said I was NOT really eating well and I said well maybe so with the nausea - she sent off a swab to the lab but not visible gyn issues -

we discussed maybe a urology/gyn specilalist if I had more problems and she also said she is teaching more than office work so we would not be a good fit at the moment for her to be my PCP - I am ask her when she calls me next week for a recommendation

Not sure who they are going to pick for us next at the Steward Medical Group for a PCP but I really dont need one on medicare and we can go anywhere once Colie is on Medicre in April and keep his pulmonology team in place

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That father of yours Laura! He needs a spanking just like an unruly child.

Maryanne and Rebecca.....how exciting that you get that much time off! Any plans for the vacation?

I ran the humidifier all night in my bedroom and that seemed to help a lot. The headache isn't as bad today thankfully. I am also doing some acupressure in the hopes of keeping it at bay.

Heading to get a pedicure soon. I am actually looking forward to sitting in the massage chair. It

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Good morning everyone!

Maryanne- I see you and I are on a similar track as far as work goes. Working this morning. Hoping I get out at noon. I'll be back January 2nd. Whoo on L being back and a fantastic weekend behind you. Bummer about the weather in New Orleans but it is what it is. Just laugh it off and enjoy it. As long as there aren't bolts of lightening then who cares if you get a little wet.

Janine- Sorry you are dealing with that sinus headache. Not what you want on your vacation I know. I still have mine. Took some more Advil at 4:30am when I got out of the shower.

Laura- Happy birthday to you! So fun that the church kids were so good to you. I like Wendy's taco salads too. We might go there for lunch today if we get out of work early. Maybe I'll get one.

I didn't let the headache slow me down. I got as much wrapping done as I wanted to do yesterday and I'll do more this afternoon or tonight. Abby got the tree decorated yesterday. Aaron got groceries. Laundry got done. Donations were made to a charity etc... it's all falling into place. We had ham for dinner last night so now we've got leftovers which makes things easy. We've got gifts under the tree. It's all good. No complaints. As you all know our holidays are pretty quiet since our families are mostly out of town so I am looking forward to a little nesting and a good book more than any chaos or big parties. I may try to work on the storage/cleaning stuff later toward the weekend. We shall see. I expect 12/25 and 12/26 to be mostly relaxed aside from the excitement of Christmas morning.

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Merry Christmas Eve to you!!! Happy Birthday Laura!

Laura - I sincerely hope that your dad can just behave for these next two days for you so you can enjoy both your birthday and Christmas!

I'm working till about noon today and then that's it till January 4th! SO EXCITED.

Wonderful weekend seeing Lyndsey come thru those airport doors on Saturday and then a fabulous brunch yesterday. All her college roommates surprised her on Saturday night and were there to greet her. She was beyond excited and so thrilled to be home. A few of them came to the brunch yesterday which was really nice. Today I'll work for a few hours and then the work computer is being shut down and put away. Seats all assigned for our trip (finally) and now it's just sit back and enjoy the next few days. Bummer for the weather in New Orleans - rain pretty much on and off every day with temps in the mid 60's. Just praying the rain somehow holds off the evening of her wedding as she is doing the Second Line. That's where she leaves the church and we do a little parade like walk down the street and she circles the fountain for good luck (N.O. tradition). So fingers crossed we can still do things and not be stuck in hotel rooms due to inclement weather! I talked to my other niece yesterday and she's feeling great! The baby is due on 1/12 and she said VERY active with the kicking etc. Doctor said the baby is growing rapidly and everything looks fantastic. I just can't believe we are finally here with both of these big events. Woo hoooooo.

Ok, I need to get over to my work computer and get this day going so I can wrap it up early.

Have a great day all!

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Janine - you are too funny

Well my stuff is organized and I was checking things and I NNED to get my BUTT in gear and get a few more gift cards!!

had fabulous day at church today and the teens wrote me card and I cried when I read it! You know you are making a difference when you read that card! Plus the youngest of the Junior church saw me in tears as I read it and said GROUP HUG!! It was JUST AN AMAZING time with them and THAT SO LIFTED MY SPIRITS!!! THANK YOU GOD and kids for that amazing moment today!!

Found out Dad tried to sneak out of the house today!! Ross caught him and sent him RIGHT back in!! See he thought NO ONE was home! Told some of the neighbors who dropped by today to GET him in the house if they see him out and TO REPORT it to me and I am reporting it to his geriatric team! HE JUST has to get his lottery ticket I would hate to CONTROL his pocket $ day by day BUT if that is what it takes I WILL DO IT!

Colie and I went to Wendy's after church for lunch I love their taco salads and really enjoyed my lunch - came home and had to make Dad's secant remember what he had and tried to convince he had luncheon meat - HE HAD NONE I cleaned fridge yesterday and his next line was I had a foreseen dinner NO you did not I have the in order in the freezer OH WELL

Have not booked our trip to California yet - I just want to see how things are doing with me before I make any more decisions!

Enjoy your Christmas Eve and Merry Christmas All - catch you on the the 26th -

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I haven't been getting emails from SP again. I cannot understand why that happens. Did some wrapping today and will get to some later or tomorrow. I am dealing with a whopper sinus headache that is sidelining me a bit. Looking for my heating pad so I can put it on my neck. If only Laura was here to organize my stuff.




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Morning all

Oh Rebecca - what a mess.....flooded basement, headache, hubby not feeling great and still all your wrapping to do! UGH I wish I lived near you and could help you. I'm so sorry and praying things turn around fast for you.

Laura - I certainly hope you also start feeling better.

Dawn - baking done? wrapping all done? Ready to go???

Janine - how goes it there? Everything done and organized? So glad you got all your work done so you don't have to deal with that this week. Enjoy your time off.

Sue - you ready to roll? You working over the holiday or do you get the time off?

Me - Lyndsey is HOME!!!! It was a fabulous reunion last night and she's sooooo happy to be here. I got up early this morning and the stuffing is done, the dip is done and the 2 bacon and cheese quiches are currently in the oven. I made some homemade sauce and meatballs and mac & cheese yesterday afternoon so that too is ready to go. Just have to heat up the mac and cheese. So the only thing left to make are brownies for my neighbor and a baked ziti for tomorrow night. I'll do that either later tonight or tomorrow morning.

Whew the festivities are under way!

Have a fabulous day all.

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Last one /first one since I posted twice yesterday. Still fighting a headache.

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My headache came ragging back while I was shopping today. Left my sunglasses at home which didn't help things either. Bought and delivered some gift cards. Got our stocking stuffers and things for my dad and his girlfriend. A friend of mine is a social worker. She said there was a glitch and some families were left off the list for getting help with Xmas gifts this year. I got a gift card from Target to help with that but when I went to her house no one was home. Maybe she will come to our house and pick it up. I am not driving back to her place to try again.

I still have all the wrapping to do. Our basement is flooded again. Ugh. Not going out tomorrow though so maybe I will start on the wrapping then.

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Are so busy wrapping gifts I felt bad I have mine to wrap - just putting a pair of pj’s in a bag fur my dad otherwise ALL stocking stuffers

That muscle relaxer I hate! Would rather be in pain than take it again it makes me feel so weird!! Spoke to my doctor last week about it too.

went grocery shopping and my stomach started cramping up - Damn antibiotic! Got home and started making pies and my neck and shoulder started spasming!! Ross jumped in to help, Colie did too

Ate a little something and have heat on my neck/shoulder - helping sooo much!!! Take a probiotic too and that settles things down fast - gonna start taking two a day!

Got a gyn appointment Monday and I am sure I have issues from all the antibiotics

Would just like to FEEL better!! It is like taking one step forward and three steps back
I will say my blood pressure has been good

Colie has not felt 100% or his normal either. He has had a headache off and on. Both of us are wondering if our acupuncture this week was too ‚Äústrong‚ÄĚ or did we pick up a bug

Tomorrow am easy day at church Teen Bible Study is just a discussion on things, Jr church is games and party

Will come home and watch football

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Hey all,

Just finished reading all of the posts. Everyone has been super busy. Maryanne takes the prize though for sure.

Laura, what in the world is going on over there with your dad? It sounds like he took a tumble but, I canít really tell. Hope he doesnít start trying to wander out of the house.
Thatís fun that you have that relationship with the hotel manager....what is she again? Operations manager. Ok, got it. Anyway, thatís fun b/c then you can look forward to seeing her when you are there.

Sue, Iím very sure the traffic was not at all fun getting thru to get back home. People are driving like lunatics. A couple of weeks ago I was centimeters away from being killed by a truck that ran a red light and he was going about 40mph. I never would have survived. Mosley was in the car with me, as usual. Iíve been leaving him at home more now until after the holidays b/c itís been so horrible out there.

Maryanne, yay on the weight loss. Thatís actually remarkable for this time of year. Good for you.
Christmas with Jacob sounded like a boat load of fun. Arenít they funny with their comments at this age? So glad you got to enjoy him.
Super excited for you all that Lyndsey is coming home. Not half as excited as she is I am sure. Enjoy every single minute you have with her.

Janine, yay, you got it all done. Now, just for the wrapping. You have time. Youíll get there.

Rebecca, I hope Aaron is feeling better soon and that you donít have an awful lot to get done today. Time for some down time and relaxation. Really sorry to hear about Abbyís teacher though. I do hope someone fills the position very soon.

Well, I have to run. Iím going to make some pecan pies, wrap the rest of the presents and get ready for work. I hope you all have a fantastic weekend. I know Maryanne will.

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Delivered holiday baskets to families this morning. It was hard to go to two homes where I have students. I am hopeful the parents don't remember me at the next meeting. We get the names through the schools, but we try to be respectful of the families.



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Maryanne enjoy! Your holidays have begun. One more week until New Orleans!

Sue glad you made it home safely.

Laura sorry you are sick and your dad is getting worse.

Janine I tagged you on FB for the job listing in case you know anyone. I know it's not something you would want yourself.

Teacher never told Abby on Friday because Abby didn't have her class. They will see each other when school starts again.

We lost power yesterday but it came back before we got home. Basement was still dry the last time I checked. Rivers are high. Our Christmas inflatables keep falling over in the wind. Luckily they are staked into the ground so they can't blow away.

I had an awful headache overnight and didn't sleep well. Not looking forward to the crowds today but at least I will have some time in the car by myself.

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woo hooooo down 1.2 lbs. YAY ME!

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Well yes Laura - I'd say that's coming back and having reality give you a good slap in the face. I hope things improve so you can have a quiet peaceful Christmas (and birthday!) So exciting about booking 2 more getaways. That's what is keeping you sane. Hope you feel better soon.

Rebecca - fingers crossed you have a very accomplished weekend and get all the wrapping done and organized. Fingers crossed your husband manages to get some rest and feels better. That work stress will really knock you for a loop!

Jacob came over last night and WHAT A FUN NIGHT! He was beside himself when he saw all the gifts! Loved his 'bumble bee snuggle throw blanket' For those that don't know, bumblebee is a transformer character. Then he opened another gift to do his letters etc (a vetch item) and was like Oh man, this is awesome! When he did his stocking he said Auntie Nana, this is a lot of neat stuff and wow, that's a ton of candy so I'll share it with everyone. So overall, it was a big success.

We got FABULOUS news at work. The Project Manager that works with us is transitioning to another team. My partner will assume the responsibilities that the person did (no title change or raise). She's ok with it because (as she told our director), her and I do everything as a team anyway so she knows between us we can cover all the work. Most importantly, we are now back in charge of our system with NO interference from someone that doesn't understand how things work. It's going to be a great start to 2019!!!

Lyndsey lands at 7:30 tonight and I can tell you, we are all very excited! I'm heading to WW and then will go get my other cousin and spend a lot of the day cooking before I head to the airport.

Just lots of excitement happening here AND, I think I'm down about 1.5 lbs. Will find out in 20 minutes since I really need to dash off now.

Have a great day all.

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Yes back to reality

Found dad sitting on his floor not sure what story to believe he gave me two - tonight he cane down the stairs and to our house, opened the door and said he left his glasses here. They were in his chair in his house. Sigh ... he gets confused and doesn’t remember anything - May have the aides come in at 8 pm. Debating that

As for me I saw my doctor Wednesday he put me back on macrobid. Still had some issues in my urine sample. I also felt lousy like a cold too going to try a muscle relaxer tonight

Baking done except a couple of pies. Had to laugh when I went to get a couple of cookies the other night to have before I took my medicine and had NONE. Freezer empty

We had a fabulous time away!! We hated leaving. We booked two more three nights at the hotel January and February and the new operations manager and I hit it off. Encouraged her to go to the Derby after she saw my DelMar shirt. Helped her get good tickets. And she is contacting my milliner to get a hat too!!

She also has us all set with upgraded VP suites for both our upcoming stays.

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Hi all

Maryanne - so excited for you

Dawn - how is Moseley

Janine - feeling any better

Rebecca - taking extradays off is great

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Good evening. We are home safe and sound. The roads were iffy. Had to take it slow. But we had fun. Hope everyone has a good night. Going to spend time with Lily our cat she really missed us. Talk to you tomorrow

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Dawn...I can imagine the stores are crazy today! I have one more gift card to purchase, but can do it online. I am happy to report that I stayed a little past the half day and got everything off my desk! I am all caught up. I also have excited because my meeting schedule is very light the first week back so I will be able to keep myself ahead for a while. (Fingers crossed.)


I hope you get some rest today and do not have to go in! My niece is a nurse as well and I am not sure if she has to work Christmas this year.

Maryanne....you always amaze me with your ability to organize and complete tasks even when you do not think you will!

Rebecca....I second the hope that Aaron stays well this Christmas and you get to relax and enjoy the holiday and vacation!

I am off to take a nap because I can. Later on I will be wrapping.


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Hey all,

It is SO windy out there and my dil is sending pics of a tree that came down on their deck and just barely missed the house and I mean barely. That is very scary. They are surrounded by pines too. Maybe they should have the others looked at. Hope no one was living in that tree, (think squirrels or birds).

Maryanne, thatís awesome that you were able to find what you were looking for. Sounds like you are allllll set for everything now. Awkward situation there with the sil and Christmas. That would have stressed me out. You handled it well though.

Rebecca, I truly hope that your husband doesnít get sick for the holidays. It would be so nice if you guys could just relax and enjoy yourselves. As for yourself, having all of that wrapping to do would definitely stress me out. I just have a few more things to wrap.
How did Abby take it when you told her about the teacher leaving? Thatís hard for the kids. Half way through the year and they lose their teacher. Now they have to get used to someone all over again. Sigh.

Sue, have a safe trip back. Glad you had some nice time away and that you were able to relax and enjoy your time with your husband.

Janine, I hope you get all of that stuff done so that you donít have to do anything but focus on your own school work. Did you finish your shopping? I donít want to go out to the store today b/c I know itís going to be absolute madness out there. Iím on call 3-11 and I donít need to get stuck out there somewhere if they call me in.

Back to work 7-7 tomorrow and Sun. I have Christmas Eve and day off. Back to work the day after. But, I will enjoy the 2 days and spend it all with family and catch up with everyone. Itíll be nice.

Gotta run. I will talk to you all tomorrow. Have a great day.

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Wow Maryanne! I think you've posted 3 times since my last post! You really are on top of things. What is Frugal Fannies? Glad you found what you need.

Dawn- I actually got a compliment on the cupcakes yesterday after I posted so maybe it was just me that thought they were a bit dry. Or maybe I just left them in the oven a little long. It can be tricky with cupcakes to get them just right. I am glad Mosley is improved.

Sue- Drive safe today. Pouring rain out there and so much water in the roads!

Janine- Time off... I am working Monday, hoping for a lunchtime release then I am off until January 2nd. In other news please help spread the word on this one- Amherst Regional Middle School (7th and 8th grade school) needs a new AIMS teacher. This is special ed. I will see if I can find the job posted somewhere. Abby's teacher, Amber Ryan, gave her notice yesterday. Her last day is January 10th. The administration quickly posted the job and will do interviews as soon as break is over so they can get someone in there ASAP. It's a big job and an important one. I am sad that Ms. Ryan is leaving but everyone has to live their own lives. The kids find out today but we told Abby last night.

Me- I still have ALL my wrapping to do. Talked to my dad's girlfriend last night. She is babysitting her 2 youngest grandchildren most of the week next week so we won't see my dad and her until Saturday the 29th when they come over. I am going out tomorrow morning to finish my shopping by myself. My husband is DRAGGING and possibly sick. He really needs a break. We are both working Monday morning and then have Tuesday off. He has to work on Wednesday and then like me he is off from Dec 27-Jan 1st. We all go back Jan 2nd. There has been a lot of stress and drama in his work and in the ham radio stuff. Stress really makes him physically sick so I am worried for him. I am trying to make XMas stuff as easy as possible.

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Morning all HAPPY FRIDAY!

WOO HOO! Last full day of work for me. Monday will be a few hours and that's it for the year. Love it!

Light rain happening here but the temps aren't bad at all. Weird weather!

Sue - so sorry your trip is ending so fast - seems like you just left! Enjoy every second.

Janine - glad you are feeling better and managed to get so much done. That would be great if you don't have to go into work next week. Well worth the few extra hours to clear as much as possible.

This is the last weekend before Christmas! Is everyone ready? I did my grocery shopping last night so ready to start cooking tonight. I also stopped at Frugal Fannies and got a wrap to wear with my dress just in case it's a little cool. I also managed to pick up two simple tops so good to go there. Now I just need to pack. As a bonus, Karen went on Amazon (she has prime) and ordered 6 garment bags for 18.00. They are basically thin cheaper bags but will do the trick. They should arrive tomorrow or Monday at the latest so I'll give a few of them out to my sister in law's and then my cousins and I so should work out great.

Ok, need to jump in the shower and get this day rolling.

Have a great day all.

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Good evening. WIFI not that great but sending a quick message. Having a great time and its very relaxing. Hate for it to end. We go home tomorrow . I will writhe more when i get back have a great night

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I worked hard today and got several things off my desk! It felt great to leave there today knowing I may not have to go in next week. I may stay a little later than the half day tomorrow, but that will set me up for free time over the vacation. Free time?! HA! I have homework to do!

Maryanne...I am glad your sister-in-law rescheduled. Now you will get some extra time for whatever you want to do!

Dawn....please make sure you take time for you today.

Rebecca....do you have time off next week? Any plans for the vacation?

Sue...how about you with time off?


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HA HA HA HA, and the chaos begins for me.

Sunday is the brunch at Aggie's house (for Lyndsey)
Monday is an open house at my house (friends/neighbors etc)
Tuesday Christmas dinner is at Aggie's
We leave for New Orleans at 4 am Friday morning so I'm going to stay at Aggie's on Thursday night.

Now - my brother just called me and said what time is the family get together on Sunday. I said Ummmmm and what get together is THAT? He said I dunno, Patty (his wife) said we're all going to your house on Sunday. I said yeah, good for you, I'll be at Aggie's house. HA HA HA. So now I have to call my sister in law tonight and reorganize plans. I have no issues with them coming over Sunday night (my nephews want to see the village :) ) but they can't come till 6:00. They weren't invited to Aggie's because we thought they were at another party on her side of the family. UGH.

HA, before I finished this update my sister in law called me. She said we planned it over Thanksgiving but she's not concerned. She said let's just cancel and regroup after New Years. (I think secretly she's glad because now she can have a free night to wrap).

Geesh............never ending here

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Hey all,

Nice, warm day out there today. Kind of confusing though. Just a few weeks ago it was FREEZING and here we are with these nice, warm temps again. I guess you just donít know what to expect anymore.

Maryanne, you have a stacked schedule coming up. You sound like youíre more than ready for it all though. Hope everything goes smoothly for you at work. Is Christmas Eve at your house then? Are you going somewhere for Christmas Day? What day are you leaving for N.O? Whew!!! All I can say is whirlwind!

Rebecca, thatís kind of weird that cake flour would make crummy cupcakes like that. Thatís too bad. Good to know though. I bought the King Arthur all purpose flour for my cookies etc this year b/c theyíre allergen free. Or at least Peanut free. I have to be very careful with my grandsons that have allergies.

Janine, Laura, Sue and everyone else, Iím thinking about you.

I got the carpet all shampooed. There is one little spot that I didnít hit b/c it didnít have any spots on it but, Iím going to do it today b/c the rest of the carpet looks so clean that it makes this one spot look gross. Itíll only take a couple of minutes. I have one of those little Hoover spot cleaners. It does a fantastic job.
Iím thinking weíll take out all of the carpeting eventually and get all hardwoods. We have mostly hardwood in the rest of the house. Only Bobbyís office has carpet downstairs. Weíll get rid of that too. But, I donít want to spend a lot of money on house project until Bobby gets another job. Everything is on hold until then.
Mosley seems fine today. He was a little subdued yesterday but, he still wanted to play. He just got tuckered out easier than he usually does.

Alright, I have cookies to make and get wrapped and laundry to do. I hope everyone has a really wonderful day.

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Morning all,

Nothing much happening here. Couple of issues happening at work but nothing we can't handle so just going with the flow. Just LOTS going on here and work is getting ready to go to the bottom of the pile. Did get my last item in the mail last night so that got wrapped and under the tree so all good with Christmas. Now it's time to distribute stuff. :)

Tonight I plan to head to Frugal Fannies to see if I can find a shawl or wrap and then I may hit the grocery store. Jacob is coming over tomorrow night IF traffic isn't totally outrageous. If it is Kenny said he will bring him over around noon time on Saturday. So that will be fun! I plan to start prep work for food tomorrow night (regardless of whether Jacob comes or not), I figure I can put the dips and mac & cheese together and just not cook till Sunday morning before the brunch. Then will finish up the cooking on Saturday morning and off to the airport to get Lyndsey around 5:30 pm. Woo hoooo, so excited to see her! Then it's something every day till we leave. On top of all of this I haven't even thought about Christmas Eve and who's coming here. Yikes guess I should call my brother and put a plan in place. :)

Ok, back to work. Pretty much all calls have been cancelled or rescheduled for the next 3 days except for one person that has a call scheduled today AND Monday :( sigh, there's always one in the crowd.

Have a great day all.
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Sue- glad you are enjoying your trip!

Dawn- UGH on the extra cleaning. Hope Mosley is ok. I am tired too. 23 flights of stairs for me yesterday and almost 11,000 steps. Running on less than 6 hours of sleep each night.

Janine- Glad you are feeling better.

Abby and I made plain vanilla cupcakes for my dept potluck but I wasn't thrilled with them. Used the King Arthur Cake flour for them and I guess I won't buy it again. Wasn't real happy with the results. Last night she made peppermint cupcakes using regular all purpose flour instead. They seemed to come out better. I posted a quick picture on Facebook.

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Good evening hope everyone is well. Tirp so far fun and relaxing

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Hey all,

My body is still trying to figure out what day it is. I initially thought it was Thur when I got up but, my husband, with no small amount of alarm on his face, reminded me that it is Wed. Uggh. I was trying to figure out when to fit in my baking. I had it all figured out when I woke up on Monday. I think Iím more tired than I realized.

Maryanne, Simon tells me that there are plenty of those kits at Target. They have allllll kinds.
I hope you can hang that dress on the plane as well. I also hope you all have a wonderful, wonderful time.

Sue, have a nice few days off and time away.

Janine, have fun finishing your shopping. Hoping itís not too much more for you. I think if you drink more water your belly should get better. My stomach has been a mess for about 3 weeks now. Iíll call my doc after the holidays if itís still like this but, Iím not sitting in a doctorís office before Christmas. Just not going to do that.

Rebecca, that park sounds very nice. Iíll have to try to get out there sometime. Good for you getting those days off after the holiday. Iím right back at it the night after Christmas. I always feel horrible for the pts and their families when theyíre in the hospital for the holidays. Itís just so sad. They always get so depressed and they just want to be home.
I was going to go to J.A Banks to get Bobby a tie but, Bobby texted this morning to say that Mosley was puking and pooping all over the place. I was worried. Couldnít figure it out and still havenít. He was outside yesterday while I cleaned cat boxes but, it was too cold to leave him out so he slept with me yesterday. He was fine when he woke up and fine when I left for work. Heís eating and drinking ok today but, he definitely doesnít have his usual amount of energy. I just wonder if he got into something out in the yard. But, why would it take alllllll day and most of the night before he got sick? Just going to watch him. May call the vet tomorrow if heís still punky.

So, to add to my ďto do listĒ, I now have to wash the upstairs carpeting!!! All I have is a spot shampooer so, this could take awhile. Good workout though.

I hope you all have a marvelous night.

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Rebecca..... I should have clarified.....I have been to Look Park for many events, including field trips when I was younger, picnics, Relay For Life, a wedding last year, and so many more times. I have never been to the park for the holiday event.

My stomach is a better, although with all the treats being brought to the office, I am struggling with my willpower.

Heading out in a bit with Kate to try and finish the shopping I have left. I am hopeful!

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quick hi and hope everyone has a good day

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Sue- Yay for the getaway! Good for you!

Janine- I'm surprised you've never been to Look Park. You are close enough and they have so many events during the summer. Of course there's a lot of kids stuff too which your nieces/nephews might be too old for now.

Maryanne- No, it's not the park where the Spark get together was. Look Memorial Park is in Florence/Northampton. It's a large park with a petting zoo, kids' train, duck ponds, picnic pavillions, playgrounds, baseball fields, splash pad for the kids,... They do weddings in the Garden House and concerts in the Pine Theater. They host Scottish games, food truck festivals, and lots of other stuff.
www.lookpark.org/

Maryanne- Good luck with work stuff this week.

I am sad they are tearing down the Hukelau today. We had our rehearsal dinner there.

I am glad. I decided yesterday, and got permission from my boss, to take the 26th AND the 27th off next week. I thought I was going to work one of those days. My husband is stuck working the 27th. I have to say I feel like this huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders having made this decision. I know I will be busy in January but working one of those days would not change that. After I leave work on the 24th I am free until January 2nd! Yahoo! No plans to go anywhere just a chance to relax, do some stuff at home, etc.

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Morning all,

Yay Sue!!!!! 4 days off AND going away. Good for you! Enjoy every minute of it.

Rebecca - That sounds very cool. Janine - is that the park where we had the Spark get together? Hopefully the colors are going to be just what Abby wanted for the Bears. That's so cute and I hope we get to see a picture of one (after Christmas of course).

Janine - I'm in the same boat with the moving more. Doing good with the water but the moving? Not so much. Is your stomach finally settled? How goes the shopping?

Dawn - now I need to investigate what you got for Simon. It might be something Jacob would like and a good gift idea for his Grammy.

Laura - are you back to reality?

Me - moving forward from Christmas last night I started organizing my stuff for New Orleans. Thus far the weather during the day has been like 65ish which means my first list with turtleneck sweaters had to be totally revised! As I said, Lyndsey comes home on Saturday so we'll all be at Logan to greet her. Also working with Aggie on a brunch menu for Sunday and will need to do some grocery shopping and cooking on Friday night/Saturday to prepare. Can't wait to see her! Other than that, appointment tonight for a facial which will be nice.

Ok, need to get back to work. Got another task done yesterday afternoon and now we're trying to figure out the latest issue as to why another system is receiving duplicates from our system. The issue (thus far) is on their side but I suspect we also have an issue (sigh).

Have a good day all. It's Hump Day!

Maryanne

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I realized it was probably the kale and sprout salad I ate for dinner on Sunday and again for lunch on Monday. I definitely need to move more though. And maybe increase my water which might curb overeating.

Rebecca...I haven't been to Look Park, but want to check it out sometime.


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