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RE:DECEMBER SIGN IN
(Date Posted:12/07/2013 11:28 PM)

WELL, CHRISTMAS CARDS ARE ALL BUT DONE.  WE HAVE TO GET STAMPS.  THEN THEY WILL GO IN THE MAIL.  HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY.  THAT IS ME, LOL.  THE PRINTING OF LABELS AND MAIL MERGE WENT VERY WELL AND WAS A PIECE OF CAKE.  THEN ON TO WRAPPING AND CLEANING AND BAKING.  OH WHAT FUN IT IS, HAHA.
NOT MUCH ELSE GOING ON HERE.  LEIGH'S PART OF ARKANSAS DID NOT GET THE SNOW, THEY GOT SLEET AND EVERYTHING IS
ICE.  BUT NO OUTAGES SO FAR.  WHERE MY FRIEND RIC LIVES IN NORTHERN ARKANSAS THEY GOT 10 IN OF SNOW ON TOP OF ICE...ROADS ARE TREACHEROUS.  I SEE THAT WE ARE SUPPOSED TO GET A COUPLE INCHES OF SNOW TOMORROW, BUT IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE LIGHT, FLUFFY KIND.  WE CAN DEAL WITH THAT.
THE ANGEL HAS MADE IT TO THE TOP OF THE TREE, BUT WE COULD NOT FIND A PLUG HIGH ENOUGH IN THE TREE TO PLUG IT IS AS IT HAS A SHORT CORD.  SO IT IS UP THERE BUT NOT PLUGGED IN.  BUT THERE ARE LIGHTS FROM THE TREE SHINING THROUGH  THE SKIRT SO IT LOOKS LIT UP.  ONCE WE GET THE EXCESS STUFF PUT AWAY I WILL GET A PIC!!  THE CHRISTMAS GIFTS ARE ARRIVING DAILY AND THE ROOM IS FULL OF BOXES.
WATCHED SEVERAL NEW CHRISTMAS MOVIES TODAY AND AM GETTING IN THE SPIRIT.  
I HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A GOOD TIME AT YOUR PARTY!!
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AND ONE FOR DOROTHY
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RE:DECEMBER SIGN IN
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Good morning!   

It's a toasty 7 degrees right now, but heading for a heat wave of 15 degrees.   No new snow, but our "old" snow is destined to stay around for a while in these below freezing temperatures.   I'd be glad because it's pretty, but the sidewalk and driveway never got cleared or melted down to pavement, so both are icy.  We didn't even attempt to get the mail yesterday.  Probably no big deal, because there is rarely much mail on Saturday.

Oh, goodie.  I see the text size and space issues are with us again today.  Lovely.

smiley24

Lou Ann, you're way ahead of me!  You did lots more decorating than we did, but such as we are going to do, it's done.   Cards and stamps are bought, Christmas letter is written though not printed, but not one card has been addressed or personal note written.

Not one cookie baked!  No appetizers made for the party on Saturday ~ ok, it's too early to make them, but they are still on my "to do" list.  A gift I had ordered for Mike and expected mid-December is now not going to come until January 1st.  I spent a fair amount of last night exchanging heated emails (heated on my part) with the company who didn't let me know before I ordered that it wouldn't be available for Christmas.  Only one more gift for him is still enroute, but none of them have been wrapped.  I guess I'm not too stressed about that.   

I'd really like to have a few people over for wine or cookies and coffee or something ~ two at a time, no real parties.  I used to love to entertain, but I'm so out of practice I'm positively intimidated.  What should I serve?  How should I serve it.  Seriously ~ LOL @ myself.

It appears I don't think I have enough stress.  I need to manufacture some for myself.  ha.

Oooh, I hope your friend Ric can stay inside.  That sound awful!  So does sleet and ice, btw.

We've never done anything for st Nick's Day, but there were always stockings hung by the chimney with care (even if we didn't have a chimney).  Mike's family exchanged gifts and had a big dinner on Christmas day, but they really weren't into a lot of the little things that I grew up with.   I got him a stocking the first year we were together, and now if I suggested passing on hanging our stockings, he'd have a fit.   We may be officially getting old (well, me, anyway), but we're just a couple of kids at heart.    I think we're both having trouble coming up with non edible gifts ~ the goodies are such fun for Christmas morning, but we're both fighting weight problems and don't 'need' a lot of candy and treats.   Mike always does better with non-edible little gifts than I do.  

I'm afraid he' going to be a bit under-gifted this year.  


Another lovely present!  You're spoiling me!  Thank you!!

I love your border from yesterday, too.

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RE:DECEMBER SIGN IN
(Date Posted:12/08/2013 8:59 PM)

Well, now I wrote and printed mom little Christmas Note and placed it in all the cards she wanted notes in.  Wrote a couple of notes for my cards too.  Sealed all the cards and now they just have to be stamped.  Then I wrote all moms cards for her for her TOPS group.  She thinks her writing is too messy and she has trouble with writing.  I think it is just to get me to do it, lol.  Then I went and printed my list from a group that I exchange cards in.  Some of those will be going to England, Finland, Denmark, South Africa and all over the US.  It is funny to see the stamps...the cards are pretty much the same where ever they are from.  LOL, Dorothy, I guess I got the wrong Saturday for your party.  I thought it was last night.  I know you have a lot on your mind, but mom and I were talking about "life" today and about accepting and adjusting to our limitations and making the best of it.
There really is no such thing as aging gracefully.  And we cannot help but worry over our health, family and all the things we used to do and no longer can.  Yes, it takes us longer to do everything, and yes, we have to plan things out in advance to include our limitations.  But we need to just do out best, do not stress over everything and trust that God will see us through.  So let go and let God!  We will be fine.  I love you.
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RE:DECEMBER SIGN IN
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Good Morning!    

This morning I spent maybe 20 minutes trying to get my MSN Home Page or anything else to open.  I have no idea why ~ maybe too many fellow Internet travelers home for the holidays?   Finally got on and everything SEEMS to be working fine now.

I baked my first batch of cookies yesterday ~ Pecan tarts.  I haven't baked cookies since we moved here (blush) so this is the first time I've used this stove ~~ and I burned the first batch!   Not terribly, but maybe half of the first batch was "over toasted".  HumBug!   I lowered the rack and the next batch was fine.  Of course now WE will be forced to eat all the "toasty" ones.  Sigh.   

I've mentioned before how excited I was to get a double oven ~~ and what an absolutely terrible idea it turned out to be.  Oh, well.  At least I have some cookies to send to Betty.  On to Cranberry Noels today.   Maybe.

  Current temp is one degree below zero, btw. 

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Lou Ann, I just added the Christmas party (which is on Sunday, not Saturday as I had thought) to my Things-To-Worry-About list.  It's just catty-corner across the street from us, and while they do have steps, they recently put in a railing going up the stairs, so I'd be fine ~ IF the snow and ice have melted sufficiently and I can get across the street.  I rather hate to have Mike drive me across the street.  LOL.  It's supposed to warm up to the 40s later in the week, so hopefully we'll be ok.

You are really getting on top of things!   I'm slugging along, but I'll get there.   (I think.  Ha!)  

Another gorgeous border.  I love it.  I will steal it. 

If you run across the last "Good Witch" on TV, give me a heads up.   I know they've showed it once, and they've rerun all of the older ones, but we already have them DVR'd.  Just need to find and record the last one.

We've been watching our Christmas DVDs and those cute little Christmas movies on TV, but we're going through them too quickly, I fear.  We never tire of watching and re-watching the various versions of "A Christmas Carol".  
Have a happy day ~ and stay warm!!

Btw, I love you, too. smiley76







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RE:DECEMBER SIGN IN
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Good Morning! It's another cold one today, but we're supposed to finally get a bit above freezing today ~ 36 degrees.  It should be the same tomorrow, and then get in to the warm and toasty high 40s for the rest of the week.  I hope with the sun shining and no snow falling, that's enough to melt the snow between our house and the 'Party House' by Sunday.  Ho! Ho! Ho!
I didn't get a lot done yesterday, so I have to rev it up today.  I don't seem to do "rev it up" all that well anymore. smiley69



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RE:DECEMBER SIGN IN
(Date Posted:12/10/2013 11:24 PM)

IT'S NOT A GOOD DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.   MAMA IS IN THE HOSPITAL.  SHE CHOKED WHILE TAKING PILLS AND THEN HER SPEECH WAS SLURRED.  I THOUGHT OMG, SHE IS HAVING A STROKE, BUT THEN SHE WAS FINE.  A SHORT WHILE LATER HER WORDS WERE SLURRING AGAIN, THEN IT PASSED.  I CALLED HER DOCTORS OFFICE AND HAD TO LEAVE A MESSAGE.  A SHORT WHILE LATER HER DOCTORS NURSE CALLED ... THE DOCTOR WAS NOT IN TODAY.  SHE COULD SEE ABOUT HAVING HER SEE SOMEONE ELSE....HOW WAS SHE AND AT THAT TIME SHE SEEMED FINE.  SHE SAID SHE WOULD TELL HER DOCTOR FIRST THING IN THE MORNING AND IF WE SHOULD NEED TO, GO TO THE ER.  SO AT LUNCH TIME I HEARD A CRASH OF GLASS BREAKING IN THE KITCHEN AND HURRIED OUT THERE.  MOM HAD DROPPED DISHES, OLD CORELLE WARE AND IT HAD SHATTERED IN MILLIONS OF PIECES.  SHE WAS TRYING TO SWEEP IT UP AND SHE WAS MUMBLING AND WEEPY.  I TOLD HER TO SIT DOWN AND I WAS CALLING JOANNE TO TAKE HER TO THE ER.  LONG STORY, SHORT.  JOANNE HAD GONE OUT TO LUNCH AND HAD HER PHONE OFF.  WE HAD TO WAIT FOR HER TO CALL US BACK.  I MADE THE SOUP AND WE ATE.  THEN I SUGGESTED WE CALL JERRY OR I CALL AM AMBULANCE, I WAS GETTING NERVOUS.  SHE WANTED TO WAIT FOR JOANNE.  SO SHE FINALLY CALLED ON HER WAY BACK TO WORK.  SHE WAS RIDING WITH SOMEONE ELSE AND HAD TO GO BACK TO WORK TO GET HER SUV.  SO SHE CAME AND TOOK MOM.  THEY DID A CT SCAN THAT SHOWED NO LARGE STROKE BUT PROBABLY TIA'S.
SHE WAS ADMITTED FOR OBSERVATION.  AND GETTING TEST.  THEY FELT SHE WAS STABLE SO NEUROLOGIST WAS GOING TO WAIT TO SEE HER IN MORNING, BUT SHE CONTINUED EPISODES SO THEY FINALLY PUT A CALL IN THE HE CAME TONIGHT YET.  SHE JUST HAD A CT OF CAROTID A FEW WEEKS AGO SO THEY WANT TO CHECK OTHER SMALL VEINS THAT GO TO THE BRAIN.  BUT HER KIDNEY FUNCTIONS ON BORDERLINE.  SO THEY WILL BE FLUSHING HER KIDNEYS TONIGHT IN HOPES IT WILL IMPROVE HER NUMBERS SO THEY CAN TEST WITH DYES TOMORROW MORNING.  THEY WANTED AN MRI, BUT WITH HER PACEMAKER, ARTIFICIAL HIP AND KNEES, THEY CANNOT.  SO WE WILL SEE WHAT TOMORROW BRINGS.  
I DID FINISH ALL CARDS AND THEY ARE IN THE MAIL INCLUDING THE 9 THAT ARE GOING OUT OF THE COUNTRY.  ALSO GOT THE PACKAGES WRAPPED FOR LEIGH'S BOYS AND GOT MINE AND SUZANNE'S PACKED UP AND OFF TO ARKANSAS.  SO NOW I NEED TO START CLEANING, WRAPPING AND DECORATING.  I AM AFRAID THAT MOM IS NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO HELP A LOT SO NOT SURE THAT I WILL BE ABLE TO DO IT ALL.  WE WILL SEE.  
I AM HAPPY TO HEAR YOU GOT SOME OF YOUR BAKING DONE.  WHEN YOU ARE DONE WITH THE 2ND SET, YOU CAN START ON MINE, LOL.  OH WELL....FIRST I NEED TO GET ALL THESE DARN BOXES OUT OF THE LIVING ROOM.  WOW, CERTAINLY ARE A LOT AND MORE COMING YET.
TOMORROW IS HUMP DAY AND THAT JUST MEANS WE ARE CLOSER TO CHRISTMAS WITH LESS TIME TO GET THINGS DONE.
MAKE IT A GOOD ONE.
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RE:DECEMBER SIGN IN
(Date Posted:12/11/2013 10:25 AM)

 

Good Morning.

I hope to finish off the (very few) cookies I'm making this year so we can get them off to Betty tomorrow.  Of course we'll have to keep SOME of them in case we have drop in guests.  We'll save the nice ones for you ~ no matter what Mike says.

It's melting, so that's a good sign.    Still really slick by the mailbox but Barbara has been bringing our mail to us. Of course that means I have to actually put make up on every day whether I want to or not, but I don't think I should complain.  Not everyone has a retired surgeon schlepping their mail and garbage tubs for them.   Ho! Ho! Ho!

I think I'm going to try to color my hair as well as finish up the cookies. We'll see how that works.


Lou Ann, I'm so sorry that your mom is going through this.  Of course it's wretched and worrisome any time, but during the holidays, and the holiday rush, it's even worse.   I'm so glad you did get her in to ER and that they really did take action.   My poor cousin Betty went to the ER and they blew her off and sent her home to have more TIAs until she lost her vision.  I so hope the jerk Dr who did that to her has a miserable Christmas and life.  (I know.  Not very Christian or Christmasy of me).   Anyway, I'm so relieved that your mom is getting GOOD care.  She's in my prayers.

It sounds like you are making headway with Christmas preparation.  I'm crawling right along myself. Ha.  Somehow, it will all get done.  It always does.  I honestly can't imagine how I worked, had a fairly active social life, threw parties and had to leave for wherever we were going to spend Christmas a week early so I had a week less time to prepare ~ and still got everything done.  Whatever happened to THAT Dorothy?  Oh, yeah.  I think I know.  LOL

Later, my lovley.  Much to do, and little ambition to do it.     

Sending good thoughts and prayers for your mom.



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RE:DECEMBER SIGN IN
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MOM REMAINS IN THE HOSPITAL.  THEY ARE TRYING TO BUILD HER KIDNEYS UP ENOUGH THAT THEY CAN DO SOME TESTING WITH CONTRAST DYES.  SO FAR THEY HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO SO SHE REMAINS IN THE HOSPITAL.  SHE CONTINUES TO HAVE TIA'S AND THEY CHECK ON HER OFTEN.  WE ARE PRAYING THAT THEY WILL BE ABLE TO DO IT TOMORROW.  SHE DID NOT SLEEP AT ALL LAST NIGHT, WHICH CERTAINLY DOES NOT HELP MATTERS.  
I GOT NOTHING DONE TODAY.  YESTERDAY EVENING I GOT A TINY PIECE OF GLASS IN THE BALL OF MY LEFT FOOT.  HAS TO HAVE BEEN FROM THE PLATES MOM BROKE EVEN THOUGH WE BOTH SWEPT.  I COULD NOT GET IT OUT AND IT WAS TOO LATE TO GET SOMEONE TO COME OVER.  MY LEFT SIDE IS MY BAD HIP AND I CANNOT BEND DOWN ENOUGH ON THAT SIDE TO SEE THE BOTTOM OF MY FOOT.  I TRIED THE TRICK OF PUTTING GLUE OVER THE AREA, LETTING IT DRY AND THEN PEELING IT OFF.  IT IS SUPPOSED TO PULL SLIVERS RIGHT OUT.  FIRST OF ALL I COULD NOT SEE WHAT I WAS DOING.  I KEPT TRYING TO FIND THE EDGE OF THE GLUE AND KEPT GETTING JUST SMALL PIECES AND NOT THE GLASS.  I SUPPOSE IT DOES NOT WORK LIKE A SLIVER WHICH IS USUALLY FLAT.  THIS GLASS WAS HOOKED IN THERE.  I TEXTED SUZ AT WORK AND ASKED HER TO COME GET IT OUT WHEN SHE GOT OFF OF WORK AND SHE DID.  IT WAS NOT EASY.  SHE HAD TO GET JORDAN'S FRIEND DYLAN TO HOLD A FLASH LIGHT ON THE AREA SO THAT THE GLASS WOULD CATCH THE LIGHT 
AND GLINT A BIT.  AND IT HURT, BUT I TOLD HER TO IGNORE ME AND DO WHAT SHE HAD TO DO TO GET IT OUT.  SHE FINALLY DID AND YOU WOULD NOT BELIEVE HOW SMALL THAT DARN THING WAS.  BUT AT LEAST I CAN WALK AGAIN, SO TOMORROW I HAVE NO EXCUSE TO NOT GET MOVING.  IF I GET THE LIVING ROOM CLEANED UP I MAY MAKE COOKIES IN THE AFTERNOON.  WE WILL SEE HOW IT GOES.
LAST NIGHT I JUST COULD NOT SLEEP....I WAS TOO WORRIED ABOUT MOM.  I FINALLY SHUT OFF THE TV AND WENT TO MY ROOM AFTER 4AM TO MAKE MYSELF RELAX.  I WAS BACK UP AT 9ISH.
I SEE THE THE SPACING HAS AGAIN GONE OUT OF WHACK.  I HATE THIS.  SO STUPID.  WELL, OFF I GO.  HOPE I CAN FIND A TAG TO GO WITH THIS BORDER, LOL.
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RE:DECEMBER SIGN IN
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Good Morning.   

I woke up ~ wide awake as if something had wakened me ~ at a quarter to 3 this morning, and I haven't slept since.  This does not bode well for getting anything done today!    I finally got up at 4:30 and read until 6 and finished my book.  Now I can start the Christmas mystery Mike gave me earlier.  

I burned some more cookies yesterday and then finally made a batch I didn't burn.   Aarrgghhh.    I did manage to gather enough acceptable ones for a nice tin full for Betty, and we will get those off today.   There will be no inviting the neighbors in for cookies, though!  Sheesh.

I still have a small amount of Sandbakkles dough that I can finish today or tomorrow.  (It would have been today, but now I'm not sure how well I will do at staying awake.   Tomorrow I will make the mini cream puffs for the chicken puffs I'm taking to the party on Sunday, and maybe I'll finish the sandbakkles then too.  Then, stick a fork in me, cuz my baking is DoNE!     What a bad experience.  Mike is blaming the oven so I don't have to take responsibility.   He is kind.  LOL

Just watched the Golden Globes awards nominees.  I knew so few of the nominated actors and actors it was funny, and almost none of the actual shows.   I would be unable to contribute at the Water Cooler.  Ha.

Lou Ann, I hope your mom had a good night and today they can do the tests she needs and get her on the mend.

Ooh, your poor foot!  How miserable to have to live with that all night.  I'm so glad Suz was able to get it out for you ~ thought I'll bet that wasn't fun!  Owwee!     I'd never heard the trick with the glue before.       What kind of glue do you use?

You are really ambitious!  I know your mom will  love it if she comes home to a clean house and fresh cookies!    I'm keeping her in my prayers.

The spacing on your post looks fine to me, btw.  Isn't it irritating when you can't see what everyone else sees?  grrr.


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RE:DECEMBER SIGN IN
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LOL, Dorothy, I guess you thought what you said was worth repeating smiley13 I am sorry about
the burned cookies. I know that those convection ovens cook a lot faster. Is there a book to help you with that? You will probably sleep like the dead tonight since you had so little sleep last night...if you do not crash sooner. Enjoy your new book.
Mama is home and seems fine other than being a little weak. The TIA's have stopped and they found no clots in the tests so it either passed or dissolved. A few changes to her meds and no restrictions. So hopefully all will be well. Please continue to keep her in your prayers.
Speaking of prayers, I pray that all is well with annnieM and Mary Ann. It has been a long time since we heard from either of them.
Seems I should have their addresses here somewhere, but not clue where. So will send an e-card.
OMG, Dorothy, I completely forgot...Thank you so very much for the Advent Calendar. I do so love it and it gives me something to look forward to. I do so enjoy Jacquie Lawson's art. It is such a lovely gift.
I did not get much done at all today. I did straighten out the living room and made an area for me to wrap and I cleaned up the kitchen a bit. I think I can get everything wrapped tomorrow and then it is just cleaning and baking. Jordan will be coming to do all the floors, so it is all still doable. I just could not let go of worrying about my mom and I just give in to the depression. I have come to hate being alone so much. A day or two is ok, but when it is indefinite I get all wretched. But we are going to make the best of this Christmas...you never know when it will be our last and that may be what God was telling me.
So have a great TGIF!!!
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RE:DECEMBER SIGN IN
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Good Morning!

Lou Ann, what wonderful news that your mom is home and not too much worse for the wear.   I'm sure when she rests up a bit, she'll be ready to 'do' Christmas with you.   You're right.  We need to cherish every moment and MAKE ourselves have a wonderful holiday.

You're welcome.   I saw that you had activated the Advent Calendar and I know you liked it before so I hoped you were enjoying it, even with all that is going on.    I keep forgetting to open mine and then I have to do several days at a time.  ha.

I share your concern for annnieM and Mary Ann.   I hope they are doing well and having a great Christmas and just either busy or unable to have internet access right now.

Good luck getting all the baking and wrapping done.  Every year it's the same ~ we are rushed and running out of time, but somehow it all gets done and we promise ourselves to start earlier next year.   Ho! Ho! Ho!

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I stayed away from the oven yesterday, which made for a better day.  Ha!  We had planned to go out for dinner last night, but Mike knowing I had less than two hours of sleep the night before tried to cancel it.   I felt surprisingly ok, considering, so I said let's keep our plans in place, and we did.   We went to the meat market, then to the liquor store where he got a bottle of Anejo Patron Tequila for $20 off.   We'd never bought the Patron before, but he does like it in a Margarita when we are out sometimes.  Now he can make them at home.  I told him that at that price, he should have bought two bottles! 

Then on to mail Betty's cookies.  It's been a long tradition that when we mail Christmas gifts we go to the Golden Europe (Czech Restaurant) for dinner afterwards, so that's what we did.  This was our last gift to mail.  Delicious as always AND enough left over for tonight's dinner!

I am going to brave the oven again today.   I'd ask for prayers, but we all have so many much important things to pray for that I'll just say "cross your fingers for me"!  Ha.    I'm going to make the mini cream puff so I can stuff them with chicken salad to take to the party.   I also have a little Sandbakkles dough left, so I'll finish them and put the equipment away until next year ~~~ or forever!  smiley69

I got a note from my niece Mary Ann telling me that Christina was in the hospital.  Her water is "leaking" ~ Aaron says the baby wants out.   She isn't due until the end of January, but apparently if she can keep him for the next six days, he won't be a Premie when he is born.  I don't understand that at all, but I have to trust that they do.  They plan to induce her next Thursday if he hasn't made his appearance.    That kind of upsets the Apple cart for Christmas ~ the whole family was to have gathered at Mary Ann and Benji's for Christmas Eve ~ but as long as we have a healthy baby and mommy, that's all that matters.   If you have a spare prayer laying around, you might direct it toward Christina and her baby boy. 


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RE:DECEMBER SIGN IN
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Quick update ~ just got a note from Aaron about the baby.

"As you know we are in the hospital waiting for our little man to come out. He is doing great. Christina is doing great. He will be here with in the week no matter what. So exciting. Most of our time now is just sleeping and staying relaxed. Had an ultrasound today he is measuring at 34 weeks and is 5.8 lbs. he will be spending a few weeks in the nicu. Thinking about middle of January we get to take him home."
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RE:DECEMBER SIGN IN
(Date Posted:12/14/2013 12:36 PM)




 

Ho! Ho! Ho!   We are definitely in count down mode ~ only 10 more days till Christmas Eve.   I am sooooo NOT ready yet. I'm not overwhelmed with my mini cream puffs either.  They could have 'puffed' up more, but I think they'll be ok.  If not, it's too late to worry about them    This fancy-schmancy stove is too small!  Doesn't look it from the outside, but everything is too close together and I'm actually afraid to put two cookie sheets in at the same time, least the bottom one burns to a crisp. 

Today I need to make the chicken salad to have it ready to stuff the puffs with tomorrow, and go downstairs and find myself a Christmas sweater to wear to the party.  I suspect I shouldn't wear one of my Christmas Sweat Shirts, even though they are fancy.  

Then tonight I will make our 'poor man's goulash', so we have some nice comfort food for the next few days.   

 They are giving Christina some kind of steroids for the baby to stop contractions and strengthen his lungs, but he's clearly coming soon one way or the other.   I've told everyone not to worry ~~ I'll do it for them. 

Lou Ann, I hope your mom is feeling really good and you're getting all that baking and wrapping done so you can have a great Christmas!

Merry, Merry, Everyone!


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RE:DECEMBER SIGN IN
(Date Posted:12/15/2013 9:25 AM)



 




Good Morning

We're still enjoying warmer temperatures ~ high 50s.  Pavement is pretty much dry, which will make walking easier.    Largely a lazy day yesterday.  There is so much I should be doing, but I'm sure not motivated to get it all done.  I WILL pay for this, of course.  Ha.

The shooting news is so awful.  The kid who was the shooter sounded like such a nice kid with so much to offer.  He won all sorts of trophies for debating and cross country track.   His mom was out of town taking care of a sick relative, and he has a younger sister in the same school.  I really would like to know what made him lose his grip on reality.

  The young woman he shot was 17 and a senior, rather than 15 as had been earlier reported.  Beautiful girl and everyone says she is one of the kindest and most caring people you could meet.  She was shot in the head and isn't doing well.  The family has requested prayers.      What a heartbreaking Christmas this will be for both families.     So senseless.   

Stay warm!

 

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RE:DECEMBER SIGN IN
(Date Posted:12/15/2013 9:09 PM)

Wow, Dorothy, thanks for worrying for me, lol.  You are so good at it that you will do a much better job of it than I would :)  Keeping them in my prayers!!!
Wrapping is done, except for the few things that will come yet, or have to be picked up.  I think mom needs a gift certificate yet for Jason.  I will remind her.  Tomorrow I will place the presents under the tree and the larger ones behind it.  Then I will take down the card table and rebox up all the wrapping stuff.  
I cleaned the bathroom floor today but need to do a more thorough cleaning of the room.  I did that because Louann was coming over to cut our hair and I knew she would use the bathroom and the floor looked rough.  I hate white floors.  Jordan is coming Tuesday to clean the kitchen and dining room floors and vacuum the living room.  
I gave my sister money to get me some goodies at the church cookie walk today.  I wanted to have something to offer the ladies (my nurse friends are coming on Wed).  We will be doing our gift exchange.  This way we are not pressured into making something by then.  We need to clear the dining room and kitchen tables.  They always seem to gather everything in the house.  
I keep thinking I am missing out on something, but cannot think what it is.  I fear I will think of it when it is too late!
Oh well....I have made lists and everything seems to be in order, so what can I do.
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