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(Date Posted:11/30/2014 7:05 PM)
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WELCOME TO DECEMBER CUPPA GALS



MONTHLY OBSERVANCES
Operation Santa Paws
Universal Human Rights Month
BINGO's Birthday Month
Safe Toys & Gifts Month
World AIDS Month
Nation Drunk & Drugged Driving Prevention Month
Spiritual Literacy Month
National Tie Month



WEEKLY OBSERVANCES
WEEK 1
Cookie Cutter Week
Older Driver's Safety Awareness Week

WEEK 2
Recipe Greetings For The Holidays Week
Human Rights Week

WEEK 3
Christmas Bird Count Week
Chanukah

WEEK 4
It's About Time Week
Kwanzaa




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DAY 1
Cyber Monday
Rosa Parks Day

DAY 2
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National Mutt Day

DAY 3
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Special Kids Day

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National Cookie Day  
World Wildlife Conservation Day

DAY 5  
Bathtub Party Day  
Faux Fur Friday

DAY 6  

St. Nicholas Day  
Earmuffs Day

DAY 7  
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day  
National Cotton Candy Day

DAY 8  
Green Monday  
Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day

DAY 9  
Weary Willie Day  
Christmas Card Day

DAY 10  
 
Human Rights Day  
Nobel Prize Day

DAY 11  
UNICEF Birthday  
International Mountain Day

DAY 12  
National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day
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DAY 13
Gingerbread Decorating Day
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DAY 14
Worldwide Candle Lighting Day
World Choral Day

DAY 15
Bill of Rights Day
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Hanukkah
National Chocolate Covered Anything Day

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Look For An Evergreen Day

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DAY 21
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Hum Bug Day

DAY 22 
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Date Nut Bread Day 

DAY 23
Festivus 
Human Lights Celebration

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Christmas Eve
Egg Nog Day

DAY 25

Christmas
Christmas Pudding Day

DAY 26
National Candy Cane Day 

Kwanzaa

DAY 27
Make Cut-Out Snowflakes Day
Howdie Doodie Day

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Card Playing Day
Pledge Of Allegiance Day

DAY 29
Tick Tock Day
National Chocolate Day

DAY 30
Bacon Day
Falling Needles Family Fest Day

DAY 31
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Universal Hour of Peace Day



DECEMBER FLOWER 
Holly 


Narcissus 




DECEMBER BIRTHSTONE 
Turquoise 


Blue Zircon or Blue Topaz




DECEMBER ZODIAC 
Sagittarius - Archer ... Nov 22 - Dec 21

Capricorn - Goat ...Dec 22 - Jan 19






DECEMBER FULL MOON ON THE 6TH is called the "COLD MOON" by Native Americans because at this time of year the nights are long, the days are short and so less sunlight means more cold days.
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Re:DECEMBER CHAT
(Date Posted:11/30/2014 8:41 PM)


DOROTHY, I DID RESPOND TO YOU ON THE NOVEMBER THREAD. 

 HUGS, LOU ANN


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RE:DECEMBER CHAT
(Date Posted:12/01/2014 1:02 PM)

 

Good Morning and welcome to December!   

Let the Count Down to Christmas begin ~ on Cyber Monday. (lol)  I would have been here earlier,but my old neighbor and current Norwex Lady sent an email with "The 12 Days of Christmas) Sales.  I couldn't resist, but I spent more time shopping than I should have.  

Yesterday I didn't feel all that good, so I got almost nothing done.  Now I'm really behind.  Not my favorite place to be. 

Lou Ann, beautiful skin and December page ~~ as always.   I really need to make a new header graphic for the other group ~ IF I can get the time.  The one  I have isn't bad, it just isn't exceptionally good either.  Yours most definitely is!

I see you wrote your last November post in invisible ink.  No matter. I used to love playing with invisible ink when I was a kid. lol

You are absolutely right about not letting silly little  things stress us.  My head knows that.  The part of me that stresses does not.  Ha!

I envy you having nephews and sisters that come and help you for a bit of extra money ~~ then I realize that few things are purrrfect.  We all know about Dorothy waiting for someone to come and do what they said they would do.  Giggle.

How miserable to have an abscessed tooth!  I hope you can get  something done for it today!   Not something to just ignore.

I haven't gotten on the scale since our bad eating has resumed ~ not horrible, piggy eating, just more carbs than we should have.  I don't know what the scale says,but I do know I feel fatter. Not as bad water retention as before, but some is definitely back.  I gotta clean up my act, too.

We MAY start decorating the tree today.  Honestly it's only December 1st and I am already SO far behind.  Am I just CULTIVATING stress?  Gotta wonder.  lol

Now having talked about the fun and foolish things, I have to say that Mary Ann is not out of my mind.  On the one hand,I hated the thought of our funny, caring and life loving friend being trapped in a body that wouldn't work.  I don't know how aware she was, but just thinking about it hurt, so knowing she is liberated and certainly in Heaven now is something I should rejoice in.  I'm just altogether too selfish ~~ I wan't my friend back, telling her funny stories and giving me advice and just caring about all of us as she did.  I will work harder on thinking more about her than about myself.

I miss you my friend.

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RE:DECEMBER CHAT
(Date Posted:12/01/2014 10:57 PM)

11/2010 2:39 AM)

HELLO
I AM BETTER TODAY.  THE ABSCESS DRAINED SOME DURING THE 
NIGHT.  IT HAS A WAYS TO GO, BUT I HAVE BEEN PRETTY MUCH PAIN FREE OTHER THAN WHILE EATING, ETC.  I DID CALL MY DOCTORS OFFICE AND HE DID PUT ME ON A ANTIBIOTIC. SO AM
ON THE MEND.  I CALLED ANTICOAG AND THIS ANTIBIOTIC SHOULD NOT INTERFERE WITH MY WARFARIN.  MY RECHECK IS THIS FRIDAY
ANYWAY, SO IT WOULD NOT BE A BIG DEAL.

I HAVE NOTHING ELSE TO SAY, LOL.  OH, I MADE A PAGE FOR
MARY ANN.  IT COMFORTS ME TO THINK OF HER AS OUR
CHRISTMAS ANGEL.
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RE:DECEMBER CHAT
(Date Posted:12/02/2014 8:02 AM)



                 
                                                               
Good Morning!  It's already 43 degrees here, heading for the mid-50s, and no snow in the forecast for at least a week!  Doesn't seem too Christmasy.    I admit I like not having snow when we have to do some running around, and I'd like it fine if there weren't any on the ground for the neighborhood Christmas party, but it kinda doesn't look much like Christmas right now.   We need to drive through the neighborhood tonight or sometime soon.  I think lots of neighbors decorated this year, and from what I can see from my front window, they look great.

We started getting the Christmas decorations out yesterday afternoon, but we were pretty much running on empty so we didn't get much done.  Maybe it will go better today.  I hope!   Mike plans to get the kids ornaments in the mail today, too.   I haven't gotten a card written or a gift for him wrapped and of course no decorations up.  It's early-ish, but tick, tock!  

I'm glad your tooth is better and that you are on the antibiotics so it won't make you sick.    I saw your page for Mary Ann and I cried.  It's beautiful.

Have a good day!


 
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RE:DECEMBER CHAT
(Date Posted:12/02/2014 6:24 PM)


Hello
I could not get Mary Ann out of my mind.  So decided to make an Angel for her.  The first thing I thought when I read her brothers email on Dec 1 was that she was a Christmas Angel.  I used a coloring page for the angel but it took a very long time to tube and color it.  I had to have bling as I know as far as Mary Ann was concerned...the more bling the better, lol.  I know that she is watching over us and praying to the appropriate Saint for our complaints and issues.  She always knew the right one, lol.  I also take comfort in knowing she is with the mom and dad again as we know how much she missed them.  They are all whole and happy again.
Abscess is getting better every day.  Swelling in the mouth is gone, but still some in the cheek and lower jaw area.   I can still see my cheek when I look down....never could before, lol.  Still having some trouble with opening mouth wide...I need to take smaller bites which is probably a good thing.
Josh stopped in today for lunch.  He said it would be himself, Jason and Sydney as his girlfriend Ashley is going hunting.  I asked him if he thought that Jason would be any help since last year he sat on his butt while his brothers did all the work.  He said oh he'll help as he will be trying to impress his girl.  Young love, lol.  Josh will be back again tomorrow to take out the trash and recycling and we will feed him again.
I am thinking to look for my cards in my room (that I bought on clearance from Current after Christmas last year) and with the cards mom has start on the Christmas Card list.  I keeps getting bigger.  I love getting an sending cards but sending to cousins and children of cousins gets to be too much when you come from a big family.  Just do not know where to do a cut off.  I also need to fins gifts I put in my room and do not know where the hell they are now, lol.  I am awful that way.
Hope you get more of your decorations up and that Mike gets the ornaments mailed.  Good Luck on all that.
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RE:DECEMBER CHAT
(Date Posted:12/03/2014 10:19 AM)



Mornin'

We did start decorating the tree yesterday but we didn't finish.  I unpacked the ornaments and I think did too much reaching or something and whacked my back.  Memories of that first 5 week back 'outage' came flooding in so I stopped.  Mike's balance is so bad he looks like he and the tree are going dancing and then down, but they both managed to remain upright.  I just feel guilty watching him hang ornaments while I'm just sitting there,  but I'd feel worse if I really put the back out of commission.   We'll hopefully finish up this morning. I definitely feel better ~ as long as I don't bend and reach.    Mike did get the kids' ornaments mailed.  Now if I can just find last years Christmas cards ~~~

I put some pictures of "my little boys" up if you need a cute fix. smiley83

Do you watch Midsomer Murders?  The newest season was just released on Acorn, so we started watching that last night ~~ and I slept through half of the first one!  Sheesh!   Ah, well.  I guess I'll just have to watch it again. 
smiley1
I hope the boys (and girls??) got the work all done and you found your cards.  I don't know how I can already be behind when December just started!

Are you enjoying the Advent Calendar?

Ho! Ho! Ho!

  
  

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RE:DECEMBER CHAT
(Date Posted:12/03/2014 9:27 PM)



Paid the bills for the month and Yay, enough left for
the gift cards.  TTL!!!  I do not have to borrow from 
mama.  
Dorothy, do not wreck your back now.  Let Mike do what he can and sit back and relax.  You both need to take your time and not over do it.  The tree will get decorated.  It is only the 3rd.  No one wants to be laid up over Christmas.
Tomorrow I am going to sort my room, clear for AC removal and find presents I have been stuffing in there.
Then on to Christmas cards which I also have to find in my room.  Friday the kids are coming.  Hope to get a lot done as long as the boys do not screw off too much.
We will see.
Thanks so much for my advent calendar.  I just love it.  One of my favorite parts is making snowflakes.  I save them all and make new ones every day. It is the best gift I get.  Always look forward to seeing what the next day will bring.
No, I do not watch that show.  Is acorn free or what?
I need to add channels to my Roku that are free.  Do you know of any good ones?
I sent annnieM an email about Mary Ann.  She said she would check in with us soon, I hope she does.

Have a new pic of Sailer that is so cute, so I have to share it.


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RE:DECEMBER CHAT
(Date Posted:12/04/2014 2:09 PM)


                                                        
                
                         What a Day!    I am officially having a very bad day, courtesy of Aimoo and  the other group on Server 1.  Whatever could go wrong, Did!   Still, it's all coming together and everything is working out ok.   What more can I ask?  Maybe for a little less  frustration enroute?

I did want to say how absolutely beautiful Sailer is and how adorable her  outfit, particularly the hat!  Too  precious.

I'm so glad you had enough money left for the gift cards!  Hooray!   Now I hope you're getting all your work done and the cards started.   I hope to work on mine today too ~~~ wish us luck!

Love you whole bunches

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RE:DECEMBER CHAT
(Date Posted:12/05/2014 12:10 AM)


Before I forget again...I finally got your present in the mail.
Estimated delivery is Sat. so be on the look out for it.  My sister
was going to the Post Office and I asked her to take it as I was unsure of postage.
I did not get a lot done today.  Started in my room and ended up coughing so much that I had to come sit down and did not get back in there.  I will have to move somethings before I can go to sleep for the night.
The nephews are coming tomorrow sometime after lunch.  Mom said she would get them lunch but Josh said they may go to lunch before they come here.  That will not be good as they will fool around and be late getting here.  Oh well, I will go with flow. I will try and work in my bedroom again in the morning.  Then the boys in the afternoon and leave cards to Sat.
Oh crap, just remembered that I need to go for my blood check tomorrow.  That is not convenient but I will fit it in somewhere.
So are you moving your other group to server 4??  Do you have a  lot to move?  I remember all the work of moving here.  Are there members in the group that could help with the move?
Time to say good night Gracie!
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RE:DECEMBER CHAT
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smiley10
Hello smiley10

OhMyGoodness, what a couple of days.  Hopefully all is calm and less frustrating from here on.   I mean EVERYTHING I did yesterday took six or more tries.   I did my at-home blood test and just had to call in the numbers.  The phone didn't even ring much less let me "talk" to the automated system.  I tried easily half a dozen times before I got through.  I mean, even little dumb things like that fought me!  It was almost funny.  Almost.
Ultimately everything worked, so I guess that's what matters.

Today, Christmas cards.  I'm not even going to do a Christmas letter this year.  We just didn't do anything that would be interesting to read about ~ so, one less thing to worry about.

I got some really good news from my niece Mary Ann.   You remember she was going to have to drive an hour each way EVERY day, 5 days a week for six week to get radiation treatments ~~ in Wisconsin Winter.  Like we've been discussing, it seems to be all about your Doctor.  She wasn't crazy about the Radiologist, but liked her Oncologist ok.  Switched to a different Oncologist that she likes better and yesterday she drove (2 hour drive) to Marshfield to have a savi device surgically implanted.  Then instead of driving an hour every weekday for six weeks for treatment, she will check into a place called Hope Lodge for people having cancer treatments and stay for a week, having radiation two times a day ~~ and then she's done!  It's called brachytherapy.  I know there will be follow up appointments and all, but no six weeks of daily drives.   Her sister Catherine will fly out and stay with her, so it sounds as close to perfect as it can get!      She says it hurts and she can't use her right arm much, but she can still send an email and do her Christmas shopping on line, so she's smiling, and so am I.

smiley10
 I don't think anyone in the other group really wants to move, but I couldn't get in at all yesterday until noon, and then you could wait 10 minutes between the time you clicked on a thread and it opened.  Yesterday was the worst day we've had.  Probably if I hadn't tried to come into the group until mid afternoon, I wouldn't have even known there was a problem ~ except for seeing others post in the help forum.  If I don't post when I want to, will I ultimately keep coming back to try?  Well,  yes, I will, but how about everyone else.  Like Cuppa, TnT has shrunk to only 5 of us, and only 4 regular posters.  Sigh.   I went ahead and set up a Second TnT Group.  I spent last night setting up our categories,  but copying everything from the original group and pasting it there would be a monumental task.  We did it before when we moved from MSN, but I really never wanted to do that again.  ha.  I don't believe we could ever copy all the discussions over, and maybe that would be ok.  It's rare that we go back and re-read an earlier conversation, though I have done it.  Anyway, I have things set up if we need them.  This morning was bad for me, but not as bad as yesterday.  They will give us a full year of free Diamond Membership if we move.   I'll keep getting on the other group to see if the timing is improved enough to warrant moving or not.  If I wasted my time last night setting the structure up, that's fine. I'd much rather stay where we are than do all the work necessary to really move.    

Ooooh, a present for ME!   Should I keep it under the tree until Christmas, or open it right away?  How fun!!

I'm sorry you got that coughing started when you were working on your room.   I do know how that goes, and I don't have anything approaching your breathing problems.  Please take it easy.  I know how frustrating it is not to be able to do what you know you SHOULD be able to do, but better to leave it undone than to end up back in the hospital.  I hope you were able to get a good night's sleep, and that the boys do a good job for you today.
Good luck getting your blood test done.  I wish you could do it from home, but it is more expensive.  It was free for me before, and now Medicare pays some and my insurance pays some and I still have to pay some (I'm thinking maybe $9 or so a month?), and I have to do it every other week instead of once a month.  My Dr would be fine with once a month or even longer if everything is good, but the company that is in charge of the test is greedy.   Still, for me because of my crappy veins and sometimes having three phlobotomists try to get blood from this turnip, I am sooo grateful that I can do the finger stick at home whatever it costs, and even if it is done more frequently.  I don't miss having to go to the lab and wait, either.
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RE:DECEMBER CHAT
(Date Posted:12/05/2014 9:57 PM)


I slept so lovely last night.  Not a bit tired today until now.
Josh showed up early today because of the shortened day
of school.  Then Jason came bringing a friend Keegan, not 
a girlfriend so not sure what happened there.  Then Aubrey came, she is an old girlfriend of Josh's.  I kinda got the 
impression that she was trying to be it again.  But Josh said
not, they are just friends.  They brought up the tree and 
ornaments.  They could not find the box of radiator decor.
They also brought up the outdoor lights.  Then we stopped
as our lunches from Jimmy John's came.  I had to Totally
Tuna sub again as I love it.  But in the future I am going to
expand my horizons.  Then they put up the tree, put some decorations on it (I will add some more) and I got them to
go out and put up the outside lights.  I was trying to get 
them to put the garlands around the front door and the
archway but, though the poinsettia garland was there, the
red lights that go with it were not.  And Josh put them up
uneven and did not care....that drives me crazy so they will
be redone when we find the lights.  
Then, the craziest thing and it reminds me of your missing
wreath.  Mom went to get the new tree skirt that she just 
made me (she finished all the nephew ones too) and we 
could not find it.  Nowhere.  I really mean nowhere.
She had made the 7 for the boys and one for a church 
friend and another for our neighbor and the one for me.
They were all in the dining room.  She delivered the one
to church and to out neighbor and all the boys ones were
still in the dining room and mine is gone.  We actually 
think it may be stolen and we cannot come up with any
reason for it's disappearance. It is a mystery to us.  And
it is driving us crazy wondering where it is.  We did not
lock the apt. when we went out for Thanksgiving as we
could not find our keys.  But nothing else is missing, who
would just take a tree skirt.  I am afraid mom may have
done something with it and now does not remember.  But
we will keep looking.
Sorry that you are were not having a good day and that
Aimoo did not make it any better for you.  I hope you do
not have to move, what a pain. 
I have not gotten to Christmas Cards yet and I do not
care, lol.  It will get done when it gets done.  Right now
I need to make bracelets for my nieces for my mom to 
give them. (Kristi's girls)  I used to send them but would
never get a response from them that they got it and or a
thank you.  Lexie oped out when she graduated.  Maggie
is in school yet and I have never gotten any acknowledge-
ment from her for any gifts I have sent her.  I would not
but mom said it may hurt Kristi if I do not and I would not
want to do that.  She recently tried to commit suicide..1st
she was in a car accident but really had no severe injuries.
When she tried to overdose with meds from her dad she 
was hospitalized.  That is when they found out that the car
accident was a suicide attempt also.  They had her getting
therapy before this.  Now she was in an in house facility 
for 2 weeks and now is back home and says she will never
do anything so stupid again.  I hope so.  This girl is
gorgeous. She seems popular yet she is a wreck and sadly
Leigh and Kristi have to come up with half the cost of all
this mess and just do not have it.  I said just make payments.
What else can you do.  I have some of those frilly scarves
I made somewhere in my room.  If I can find them I will
send her one of those or make one as I know I had more
of that "yarn" left too...but that too I have to find.
I am beginning to think our house is a black hole.
Going tomorrow morning for the blood work as Suz needed
to have a draw too and it needed to be fasting.  The anti-
coag does not like me to do it on Sat as they are only open
half a day and if they do not get it in time they cannot 
address it till Mon.  What's the big deal?  LOL.
The tags should have snowed but I screwed them up and did not want to start over.  Chat with you tomorrow.
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RE:DECEMBER CHAT
(Date Posted:12/06/2014 9:26 AM)


 

Good Morning!

Cold morning but again we are heading for the mid 50s.  I can't complain.   I didn't get any cards written yesterday, but I did get my card list in order.  It's a start, right?

I've been wanting to do something for our niece Laine for Christmas and having trouble deciding what to do.  She is working full time and hopes to graduate from College in January.  It should have been sooner but her adviser gave her some bad information.  Last year she said because of her finances she'd rather we didn't exchange gifts.  We certainly understand that, but we'd rather be free to just do something for her without her needing to feel like she has to do something for us in return.  That's the downside of gift giving.  If you do something for someone just because you want to, they often feel obligated to do something for you and then you are both locked into 'having' to do something every year.  It's hard to find a way around that.  We've sent her "birthday in a box' goodies to eat as if we just stopped over with a cake or something, and that worked, but what to do for Christmas.

Last year I asked her if she put up a tree and she didn't.  Her place is too small and she was going home for Christmas, etc.  Soooo, yesterday courtesy of Amazon Prime, we sent her "Christmas in a box"!   Or rather in boxes ~~ tomorrow she should get a 2' tall lighted artificial tree and a gold star, and then two days later a box of 25 small matt and shiny gold ornaments to go on it.   Of course when I placed the order they were all to arrive on Monday the 8th.  Then when the order was placed, it showed the star would come Monday and the tree on Tuesday and the ornaments on Wednesday!   Disappointing, but I wrote messages on the gift cards that referenced that order of arrival and it could be fun.    Now this morning I got a shipping notice that the star and tree would both come tomorrow and the ornaments are still scheduled to arrive Wednesday.  The message I put on the star no longer fits, but what the hey.  I hope it brightens her apartment and makes her feel Christmasy ~ instead of making her wish we hadn't!   It should be small enough to fit SOMEWHERE, and not be hard to take down and put away after Christmas.   I'm kind of excited about it. I hope she will be too ~ and not want to throw it at us!   lol 

What a pretty post ~~ and a beautiful present, too!  Thank you!!

Hooray ~ the boys came early and go a lot done.   I'm sorry they couldn't find everything.   Aren't they the ones who put it all away?  They hid it too well.

I wonder what the heck happened to your tree skirt.  Is it like our missing wreath that WE put somewhere and neither of us could remember.  That really was too funny ~ and sadly not an infrequent occurrence around here.    I have misplaced my check blanks!  I just finished the last check in my checkbook and it's time to replace it.  By the numbers as well as my dim memory, I know I have a new box of checks, but where on the Planet did I put it?   I'd better jolly well find it soon!

Anyway, the same kind of mystery about the tree skirt!

We were having a discussion in the other group about people not responding to gifts or even letting you know they got them.  You are not alone, believe me.  It seems very reasonable to me to stop giving gifts to people who can't even say "I got it".   Of course when you are dealing with someone who is suicidal, that changes the picture.  

Good luck with your blood test!

Thanks again so much for the beautiful tag.  I took the border to go with it, too!  


Have a Super Saturday.

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My sister Suz found the skirt.  She looked everywhere too and could not find it and then she looked behind the couch...there it
was.  It must have been laying on the back of the couch and then slid down behind it.  So that solves that mystery, lol.  
My blood is too thin....it is 3.2 something.  It was ambulatory infusion that dealt with it since it's Sat.  She was going to leave it and I said i believed that the 3 days at 1 1/2 pills was too much for me.  Ever since I went on that dosage my count had been climbing.  She agreed and eliminated
 one of them.  Recheck in 3 weeks again.
Mom wanted me to make bracelets for Kirsti's girls so I got them done and then I made matching earrings,  Also made her a bracelet to use for her Christmas Exchange at TOPS.
I also got 2 challenges done for my Diamond Group.  One was to decorate a stocking and the other is a series of tutorials and we have to do 6.  This is my 3rd.
I love your gift for Laine and so will she.  Such a nice surprise.
I remember The Fauska family did a wonderful gift for me. I found a gift for me in our entryway for 12 days in a row based
on the 12 days of Christmas.  It was so much fun.  I knew who it had to be as no one else would go through all that for me.  Each
gift had a poem. I had them all saved but they seem to be missing now.  I was sure they had been in my dresser, but when I gave
my bedroom set to my sister Diane I think they were misplaced and maybe even tossed.  Your gift for Laine reminds me of this and I love it and know she will too.  
I do not think that parents teach their kids to thank people 
properly for gifts any more.  I say that the girls do not respond,
but my own nephews there do not either.  Oh well, so life goes.
Time tos ay goodnight.
Chat again tomorrow.
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Good Morning  

I did get started on the Christmas cards yesterday.  Started is good ~ right?   Finished, I suspect, will be a whole 'nuther matter.  Crawling right along . . .
I have to block out some time for cat holding.


She's so needy.  (lol)   We watched the Albert Finney Scrooge last night ~ and I slept through half of it!   smiley80

Marcela is coming early tomorrow so I won't post until later.  


Oooh, another present, and such a pretty one!  Thank you!

Hooray!  The lost skirt is found!   Wow ~ you really are getting a lot done.  I'm sorry your numbers were too high, but I agree.  By the time we've been doing this for so long, we really can prescribe our own dosages better than some of the nurses.  

What a wonderful idea the 12 days of Christmas was, complete with a poem and done anonymously, too!  Awesome.  I hope you can find the poems one day, but if not, they are written on your heart. 

Did you ever read the Aurora Teagarden mysteries by Charlaine Harris?   She is the author of the Sookie Stackhouse Vampire series (TV series "True Blood"). The Aurora Teagarden mysteries were earlier than those and much "cozier".  

I really liked the first couple of books in the Vampire series.  They were written before the current Vampire and Zombie craze, so they were new and fresh. It tickled me how because of the synthetic blood (True Blood) the Vampires were coming out of the closet, so to speak, and there were all sorts of political issues not dissimilar to what the Gays went through.  It really was funny.  After the second or third book, though, it got very violent and to me distastefully sexy.  I'm not a prude, but just random 'screwing' is not something I care to read about or watch.  The TV series got so far 'out' and so bloody that we lost interest.

  Anyway, I really loved the Aurora Teagarden series when I read it a long time ago, and the new Hallmark Mystery Channel is making the it into movies staring Candace Cameron Bure!   I just hope they don't change the nature of the characters too much and make them too one dimensional.  While the books are definitely cozies, the characters have a good bit of depth and interest.  The first one airs on January 11th, and I'm excited to see it!

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I finished the tree today...looks much better now that it does not have holes all over.  The boys were not the best about that, lol.  Suz and Jerry came and straightened out the out side lights and got it plugged into the remote so that I can turn them on and off from in the house.  Last year we had both the tree and outside lights on remotes.  I could turn them both on and off at the same time.  But one of the plugs is missing that works with the remote.  So stupid as mom put them in a cupboard that no one goes in.  I am going to use a step stool and look in it tomorrow.  It is too hard to plug and unplug the tree as the socket is behind the tree.  Your tree is gorgeous, I love it.  The size is just perfect.  Not too big and not too small.  Now that is how I like the ornaments to be...plentiful.  My mom is the opposite.  We could put so much more on the tree, but I am going with the flow.  It looks fine with the lights on.  Too bare for me with them off but mom thinks it is just right.  She had the nerve to tell my no more when I was decorating it.  I just thought, oh well, when she is gone I can decorate my way.  Chris out neighbor in the little apt. found the red lights for our poinsettia garland so we still need to get them up.  Suz said they would do it but they never did.  They did take the wreaths mom bought from the boy scouts and took them out to the cemetery.  One for dad and one for Mike.  Last year the wreath never got out there.
I am going to start the cards tomorrow, but will have to do them by hand unless I can find my CD for the graphic program I have on the computer in the back.  For some reason it is not functioning and we have our christmas card list in it.  Maybe I saved it to documents, will have to check that.  But it is also where I printed our labels from.  I am going to try and whittle our list down.  I will keep some cards ready to go for any we get that were not on our list.  We never did get around to fixing it last year.  
I have no appts this week and mom only has one so we should get some stuff done this week.  Maybe even tackle some wrapping.
We need to get our package in the mail to my brothers family.  We have it all, just need to wrap and pack it.  Waiting on Suz getting iTune cards for the boys.  She ships hers with ours so she does not pay.  Not my problem.  I just need to get a Fleet Farm gift card for my bil David (I have his name).
The nephews are getting cash and I got Duck Dynasty boxers, baseball caps and glassware on huge mark down on Black Friday on line.  Only paid $2.50 each item so will used them to wrap the cash in.
I have not read any of those books nor the vampire ones.  I read vampire books way back before they were popular.  Long before Interview With A Vampire.  I would not enjoy the progression that your books took either.  Too much sex and violence does not make for a good read.  I always skim sex parts in books anyway, lol.  
I would take plenty of cat time.  Been trying to talk mom into a cat but it's been a no go.
Time to do my treatment and them off to lalaland.  
A new tag for you.  
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