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RE:WELCOME TO SEPTEMBER CHAT
(Date Posted:09/17/2016 10:23 PM)



It happened again, another night of no sleep.  Went to be around 3 even though I felt wide awake. I laid in my chair til 4 and got back up.  I went back to be around 6:30 and I got up around 10:30.  I did fall asleep for a bit in the afternoon, no clue how long. I cannot find my bottle of Benedryl anywhere.  I can only find the mini capsules and they do not seem to have the same effect. I want to take it early and go to bed early and get on a more normal schedule. This time there were no worried on my mind so I do not know why it happened.  My internal clock is all screwed up.  I need to fix it.  
Ooh, Black Forest, isn't that the dark chocolate cake with Cherries in it and dk chocolate frosting? I had that once and I loved it.  I was thinking about a German Chocolate for my birthday.  I usually want Carrot Cake as I love it.  But these German cakes are sounding mighty good to me.  
I love your cards.  They are pretty and colorful.  Well done.  If they are the size of a piece of paper folded in 4 there are envelopes for those and for somewhat larger ones there are ones called invitation envelopes that fit them. Otherwise, hit a stationary store or a place like staples and I am sure they will have ones that fit.  I cannot wait to see what you make at your party.  I think you said Halloween cards and one a shaker card.  I am sure they will be fantastic.
Chris and Scott are gone for the weekend to a family reunion, so there will be no entertainment on their part.  They are going to counseling since that last arrest and some of it is finally getting through their alcohol damaged brains.  I hope.  She has also sworn off partying upstairs and that will be for the best.  But she said this once before and it did not last.  They thing is she loves Deb's grandkids.  Jacion in 4 and Alasia is 6 months.  I told her to tell their mom that she would still babysit when needed but she was not hanging out upstairs.  She is empty nesting big time.  I wish they had a car so sh could drive to Milwaukee to visit her granddaughter more often.  She needs children!!  She should volunteer at a grade school or see if she could get a job as child care helper.  Or even take on a full time babysitting job.  She needs to get a job!!  That is what she needs.  She has too much time on her hands.
Chat with you tomorrow.
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RE:WELCOME TO SEPTEMBER CHAT
(Date Posted:09/18/2016 9:14 AM)



Good Morning

Well, shucks.  We're back into the higher temps this weeks.  Only 80s so I won't complain.  

I wasn't watching TV news last night, so I woke to the news of the bombing (?) in NY.  Gov Coumo is saying there is no connection to "International Terrorism", but they are still investigating.  Thank goodness there were no fatalities, but I haven't heard what kinds of injuries people suffered.  I can't help thinking of the lack of horror I felt from the "news" media when the Boston Bombings occurred.  To me, that was beyond horriffic.   There is sort of the feeling that as long as there were no fatalities it's no big deal.  Some injuries will be a VERY big deal for the victims.   It does sound like most have already been released from the hospital, so that's a good sign.  

 Is this just going to be the way things are from now on?

Oooh, how I hate those no sleep nights!  When you have several in a row, it almost makes you sick.   Ask me how I know!    I hope last night was better for you.

Yes, that's the Black Forrest cake ~ chocolate with cherries and cream filling.  Yum.

Thanks!  I'm glad you like my little card.  Gotta love Pinterest!    Good idea to check Staples or someplace like that for ready made envelopes for those fancy fold cards.  I don't need them immediately.  I also have been eyeing a punch board for making my own envelopes, but I probably wouldn't use it often.

I'm still at four guests plus me, and one I haven't had a response from for the party.  I think I will call her today or tomorrow.  If she comes, that would fill my table.  I'm still toying with the idea of bringing up our "antique" card table and chairs and just putting it at the end of the kitchen table rather than in the living area.  That would allow two more places, and we'd all be together rather than not being able to really visit with those at a different table.  That would be as many as I would want to have.  I'll have to make a decision soon so I can invite a few more people.  Often less is more, especially since I don't care about making sales.  Too many people talking at once and I can't 'hear' anyone.  Ha.

Oooh, quiet.  How will you be able to stand it?  lol  You may get bored with Chris and Scott away.

I love your elegant border and tag.  Classy.


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RE:WELCOME TO SEPTEMBER CHAT
(Date Posted:09/18/2016 8:54 PM)

 

 Adding your antique card table at the end is a great idea. 

Having just a couple more ladies will make it just a nice size 

group. Does the instructor sit?  I find when making cards you 

need plenty of space.

What kind of cream does the Black Forest Cake have. I do not 

remember that but it was a very ling time ago and I do not even

 know when or where I had it.  Just that I loved it. I wonder if

 any of the bakeries around her make it.  I want some, lol.

We are watching Tammy and the Bachelor and after we are going

 to watch Tammy Tell Me True.  I love these movies, lol.  

Debbie Reynolds in the first and Sandra Dee in the 2nd. I saw 

them when I was a child and have loved them ever since. Love 

the song Tammy's In Love.

I did not know that there was a bombing in New York, I will have 

to check it out on line. I hate to think that this could become a 

way of life. I have always wondered how people in warring 

countries could stand the bombings, I would live in terror all the 

time. I do not think I could stand it and do not want to think 

about it.

I had another bad night last night.I cannot keep going on like 

this. It is driving me crazy and making my mom even crazier. 

She does not like how late I sleep. Silly woman.


Talk to you tomorrow.

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RE:WELCOME TO SEPTEMBER CHAT
(Date Posted:09/19/2016 8:18 AM)



Good Morning.

Watching the news, and I'm torn between "What a way to start the day!" and the need to not bury my head in the sand.   Do we ignore it to avoid living in fear, or do we arm ourselves with knowledge so we can protect ourselves as best we can?    At least I haven't heard it called "Workplace violence" yet. 

Heading back to 90 degrees today.  I have several things I need to get done this week, but we are going out to lunch with John and Sue on Wednesday, and Shauna is coming on Friday, so I need to try to use my time the rest of the week well.

I remember those Tammy movies well.  I loved them, too.

I'm sorry you still haven't managed a good night's sleep!  I know first hand how miserable that is.    I've had fairly good nights for the last few nights.  I only get 4 or 5 hours, but I seem to be able to get by on that.  When it's less, it really takes a toll on me.   I don't think I can even remember sleeping for 7 or 8 hours.

I need to call the one woman who hasn't let me know if she is coming to the Stamping Party today, and hope she is home so if she isn't coming I can ask someone else.  Aarrgghh.

Let's try to make today a good one!

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RE:WELCOME TO SEPTEMBER CHAT
(Date Posted:09/19/2016 9:43 PM)


 

Here I am again. Tired now but will be wide awake when I should be going to bed. Last nights bed time was almost 4:30am, I woke up suddenly at 11:30 and I would lay odds that mom made some loud noise to wake me. But for the next couple hours my head was foggy. I hate that. I also fell asleep over and over. I do not know what to do to end this cycle. It is not working for either of us.

Chris and Scott did not come home until this afternoon. We were a bit worried as they told us they were coming home yesterday afternoon. But all is well and they had a wonderful time. 

I hope you get a hold of your invited guest who has not responded so you can plan for your party. Did you have a RSVP by a specific date? If so it is rude not to respond. Otherwise she may think she has plenty of time to respond. It will all turn our ok in the end. 

Dancing with the Stars started last week and we are watching it, but I only knew who about half the people are. It is losing it's charm. I cannot cheer for the olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte. I know he was drunk but that does not look good for the US either.  He was there representing this country and he behaved horribly.Now I am supposed to feel sorry for him because the fact that there were protesters at the first night and they interrupted the show that they did not like that he was there.

Nobody is happy with Josh's paradise. He and his woman (he is 19, she is 29) are getting a place together. So Joanne offered them the house she rents as her current renter is leaving and then she will have some idea of what is going on. It is only a few blocks from us. David has never said anything about it all. But last week he had to go in the basement where Josh's bedroom is. He went by and they had the door open.He looked and said what the hell is this.What is wrong with both of you.(There were empty beer cans everywhere, including on the headboard. He asked them what is the telling the kids, it does not set a good example. Joanne said Josh will drink a half a beer and then leave it sit. He does not like it, but she said Cayla or CeeCee drinks a lot of beer. All Josh does is wait on her hand and foot. Babysit the kids and her sisters kids.Yet her parents do not like him. What is not to like about Josh other than his poor taste in women. I pray he sees the light before he has a child with her. I worry so about that. Oh well, it is not my life. Josh just wants someone to love him and he had never had a girlfriend for more than a month or two. Except for these unwed mother's. Makes me sad that young ladies cannot see what a great catch he is.But he is an old soul at heart.

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RE:WELCOME TO SEPTEMBER CHAT
(Date Posted:09/20/2016 8:30 AM)





 

Morning.

I didn't get much done yesterday.   I called the neighbor who hadn't responded to my party invitation, and she said she couldn't come because they would be out of town, but she wanted to come and visit after she finished her meeting about some HOA work and see my cards.  Ok.  I thought maybe in an hour, but she called after over two hours and said she got hung up, but she'd still like to come and visit sometime this week.

I find it impossible to really do something when someone is coming over soon, or we are going out, so I did ~~~~ nothing.  She's a lovely woman and I know I'd enjoy visiting with her, but what part of "I'm a Hermit" does my neighborhood not get?!   LOL

After the neighbor, another Karen, said she wasn't coming to the party, I quickly sent an invitation (email) to another neighbor.  I was pretty sure she couldn't come because her husband is a retired minister, but he still ministers in a small church in Longmont, and I know they take people with them.  Sunday would be a bad day for her, but I wanted to reach out to her because she and her husband are such nice people and often help host neighborhood events.  If she could have come, that would have been great, but I invited her as much as a friendly gesture as anything.

After she said she couldn't come, I sent out one more email invitation to someone who has also helped host neighborhood events.  Her husband is active on the HOA.   If I don't hear from Dena or if she declines, I think I'm going to say "that's it".  We'll stay with the five including me.     Small is good, right?

I watched a lot of the news yesterday.  In case you didn't realize how evil I am, when I saw the NY Shooter on the stretcher ready for the ambulance, I thought "I hope you are in a LOT of pain!"   I know.  I'm bad.  If he had been killed, he would be anticipating his 72 virgins ~~~ actually little girls and little boys, the filthy pedophile.   Why is it that these people think homosexuals should be killed, but they seem to have no issue with raping little boys themselves?   Oh, yeah. Let's invite another 100,000 into our country.   (Ok, HUSH up now, Dorothy!)

I haven't watched DWTS for several years.  I used to love it, but somehow we just lost interest in it.  (well, I did, cuz Mike mostly just watched it cuz I did)  I know what you mean about Brian Lochte.  I've always liked and admired him, but what he did was an embarrassment to the US.  He's old enough to know better.  I don't want everything to be over for him because of one stupid incident, but I fear it will be.   I really do think he's a good guy. How sad to end his career on such a note.  

I really hate it that Josh is mixed up with such women.  He is a dream come true for them, but not the other way around.   I don't mean just because they are older and have kids, but they both seem to be such users.  I know Josh has so much to give, and giving really makes him happy, so it's a "fit" for him as well as them.  I just hate to see him take on someone else's problems and go down that path when he is so young.  His whole life is ahead of him, and he needs to celebrate it.   Says the expert on how everyone ELSE should live. lol

I hope you slept better last night!  


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RE:WELCOME TO SEPTEMBER CHAT
(Date Posted:09/21/2016 8:56 AM)



Good Morning!

t's cooling off a little here ~ heading for the low 80s today.  That's better.

Tomorrow is our trash and recycle pick up, so we'll probably get the cans to the curb tonight.  We are going to The Hideaway for lunch with Sue and John today ~ I hope the food is good.  It's been so variable.  It can be great, and then the next time not so great.  The company will be good in any case, but since we recommended the restaurant I'm hoping the food is good today.

I finally got an appointment for a haircut with Sue's stylist, but it's not until tomorrow.  How long have I lived with this bad haircut?  It seems like forever!


On the Card front ~~ I got a dry embossing folder that looks like a spider web.  Great for Halloween cards, but what if you don't like Halloween, or spiders?   

How about Spider Man??


I have to admit, it makes me laugh!  I'm thinking of it for Jack's birthday next June when he turns 5.   I could use it for Vince's birthday in December, but I already have a card for him.  ;-)


I'm having fits with the spacing and font size and style in this post, so I'm going to quit before I smash my PC trying to get to Aimoo.   Grrrrr.




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RE:WELCOME TO SEPTEMBER CHAT
(Date Posted:09/21/2016 9:51 PM)

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Sorry I was not here last night.  I just could not pull myself together enough.  I seem to be sleeping mornings now instead of nights and I do not like it.  I need to get back to a more normal sleep schedule.
Yes, I wish Josh could find someone young who loved what he loves.  Most girls his age say he is their best friend but none really dated him for long.  He is so loving and caring and giving. He deserves better than women that just want to use him.  Why does her family hare him? He does everything for Cayla and the girls and for Cayla's sister and kids and has also helped her family out.  They do not want him at family functions. Then only thing I can think of is his age.  I would not want my 30 yo daughter with a 19 yo boy!
I have to tell you that the extended warranties I have bought had paid off.
The TV was sent in and they let us know that the TV is unable to be fixed and they have sent us a Walmart e-card for the cost of the TV.  Today I called about the broken recliner and they are sending me a check for the cost of the recliner.  I am so happy as I am going to try Big Lots where I originally got my cloud 9 recliner. (that is what I called it as I said sleeping  in it was like sleeping on a cloud.)
In DWTS last night Ryan placed 2nd to last in the public voting.  There were worse dancers than him so I think America is holding it against him. They said he had made the deal to dance before the incident in Rio happened. He felt it was only right he carries through with it. I read he lost a lot of really good deals that were signing him.  It is amazing how a wrong move can ruin you.  If he had stopped at just the trashing of the bathroom while drunk and he had just admitted it, pay for damage and apologized, all would have been well.  But claiming to be robbed at gunpoint and saying the gun was held to his head was so stupid.  That embarrassed the host country and sent them scrambling to catch the thief.  Young people do stupid things.
I hope hope you enjoy your meal out with Sue and John at the Hideaway.  I also hope it lives up to your standards so that it rates your recommendation.
I love that spiderweb emboss.  Too cool.  And turning it into Spiderman is so clever. Did you come up with that? Though I think his eyes go the other way.  Bigger at the bottom and narrower at the top, I could be wrong.  This does look great to me.
We are in the middle of one thunderstorm after another. It has been raining on and off for days.  Very humid so it is good that it is not real hot.  I have lots of little headaches. so I wish it would stop.
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RE:WELCOME TO SEPTEMBER CHAT
(Date Posted:09/22/2016 9:01 AM)


 

Hello! Happy Fall, Y'all!


Finally I am going to get rid of this horrid hair cut this morning.  Even if the new one is bad, it won't be this bad!

Lunch yesterday with Sue and John was fun ~ after a few missteps.  Since it was their first visit there, I wanted everything to be perfect, and you know when that's what you want, that's NOT what you get.   First they were doing some construction and we had to eat in the bar rather than the dining room!  The dining room is really pretty.  The bar was COLD.   Then our waitress must have been over extended with customers in different places because the service was very slow.  After we got our wine, I warmed up, and about that time our waitress became as good as the wait staff there usually are.  The meals were, thank goodness, good!  I think we all had a good time.

Dena, the woman I hadn't heard from send an email saying she would be at the party, so I have a full, if small, table.  I talked briefly to Kathy and she said that the Witch "spinner" card was complicated and a smaller group would actually be better.  She usually does one 'difficult' card and two that are easy.  Since I don't think several have done much with cards, having the extra time will be good.  

I really think this is working out the way it should.  I invited three people who couldn't come for legitimate reasons, but I was glad I could invite them and let them know that I wanted them.   Then I could extend the invitation to a few more.  I think those who will be here are just the right ones.

My "Paper Pumpkin" kit came on Tuesday, and I put most of it together right away.  It's kind of cute, with test tubes that you fill with candy or whatever, and you adhere a paper strip on the front and then stamp and add a tag and a twine bow.   I'm going to give them to the gals at the party ~ my adult Party Favors.  I still need to put the twine bows on most of them and buy some small candies (M&M's or M&M Minis, perhaps?) and fill the test tubes.  I made some with Halloween themes and others with Sunflowers and "Hellos" for those who would like something other than Halloween. 

Anyway, it appears to be all coming together.

I am watching the riots in Charleston now and trying to keep from screaming!

Darn!  I think you are right about my SpiderMan.  I like my way better, but I suppose it's too much to ask the entire Spiderman Franchise to change to my much better way.  I guess I'll have to change to accommodate them.  Sheesh.  ;-)

I thought the same thing about Josh's woman's family not accepting him.  I think it's the age difference, not that there is anything wrong with Josh.  I suspect they are embarrassed that their daughter is robbing the cradle to such an extent.

I know my mom would have hated my dating, much less marrying!, a man 8 years my Junior, even while she would have loved Mike.  It would have embarrassed her.  Even so, it's worked pretty well for us for this last 35 years.   It's hard to see that Josh's situation is the same as ours.  Neither of us was in our teens.  

Hooray for you, getting reimbursed for both the TV and he chair!  It will be wonderful if you can find the perfect chair now!   I know it's hard, but you really need to go in and select it yourself instead of letting someone else select it for you.  Fingers crossed!

I feel sorry for Ryan Lochte.  He was stupid and he's certainly old enough to know better, but I really think this has ruined his career and turned his place in history to a bad joke.  High price to pay for being stupid.

I hope you got a good night's sleep ~ or will tonight! 



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Better?   I still think the entire Franchise is wrong, and my way is better, but I'm just a poor little old retired woman, and I can't fight the Powers That Be.
Sigh.  (lol)   "A woman convinced against her will, is of the same opinion, still"  smiley103




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RE:WELCOME TO SEPTEMBER CHAT
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Up all night again.  Went to bed around 6am and slept till 1:15 pm.
Then still fell asleep in the afternoon.  Shortly after 11 tonight mom
says to me...what time are you going to sleep tonight and I said when
I get tired and she just looks at me and says do what you want.  It is not a matter of want mom, it is a matter of when I get tired enough to sleep.  I do not have a TV in my room to fall asleep watching. She does not understand at all.

Spiderman does look better!!  I hate to be picky but I would tip the pointed down.  Line them up with the spiderweb lines below the one they are lined up with now.  Or leave them alone and he just looks angry. That works too.  You were so clever to come up with the idea.  You should teach it to your group or write up a tutorial on how to do it with pictures.

I am glad that your luncheon with friends turned out well enough. I like that you and Mike now have friends that you like going out to eat with. It is fun. They can introduce you to new places too!

I hope your haircut is one you like and that you have possibly found a new hairstylist.  It is tough when you loose yours.  I have only ever had my hair cut in a salon 1x.  Gary gave me it for my birthday my junior year at school.  Then I let it grow until Louann graduated from cosmetology.  Before that it was always my aunts.  They formed two lines at all the holiday get together's and everyone that wanted their haircut got in line.  Mom always got ours cut until we were old enough to say we wanted to grown it long. My hair was quite long when I had it cut at the Salon. 

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RE:WELCOME TO SEPTEMBER CHAT
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Hello.  I was so late posting yesterday that I decided to just wait and post today.  Sorry.

First, I am so impressed with my new hair stylist.   She spent the first 10 minutes just talking about what I liked about my last haircut and what I didn't like and what I hoped for.  I said I need a "bubble" shape to balance my long face, and she pulled out a book with various styles and asked ~ is this what you mean by a bubble?  Do you like this one ~ or that one?   Definitely gave me a good feeling, and then she went on to give me a really good haircut ~~ I think.  Of course I won't know for sure until I wash and do it myself, but I'll bet Mike told me six times yesterday how good it looked, and when Sue came over later in the afternoon, she liked it too.  Of course she should ~ she recommended Laurie to me!   Hooray!

After we left the shop, we went for groceries and later in the afternoon, Sue came over to show me the American Girl doll clothes she had made for her granddaughter in Hawaii.  They are leaving for Hawaii on the 8th of Oct and will have an early Christmas with her daughter and her family then.  In the meantime, she has the doll and had been making clothes ~~ and I wish you could see them!  She had a whole box of different outfits, some clever, some cute (like the apron with a chef's hat and a hot plate glove, and some of them beautiful enough for a movie star to wear to the awards!  Amazing flounces and detail.  I really wish I had taken pictures to share with you.

Yesterday morning Shauna came and wore me out (lol).  I had washed the sheets and mattress pad on our bed as soon as we got up and asked her if she would vacuum the mattress and put the sheets back on for me.   I don't know if I've ever told you, but making a King size bed is the absolute pits!   The darned thing is so heavy and awkward to lift that I have to have Mike help me.  Shauna does it by herself as if it were no big deal.  I don't ask her to do it often, but since I wanted the mattress vacuumed, I used that as an excuse.  (laugh)

Then the fifth season of Longmire was on, so we had to watch the first episode.  We controlled ourselves and didn't bing through, but we wanted to.   Anyway, the day got away from us.

Since I did miss yesterday, I hope you won't mind if I take a little more time to talk about Shauna.  I think I've told you that she is a Cheerleader mom and works tirelessly for and with her kids and others.  Last year her son moved up from the school he had been going to ~ he plays all sorts of sports, including football, and the girls Cheerleading teams were affiliated with that school.   The school he has moved to had no cheerleaders, so Shauna took it upon herself to establish a group there.  Before she worked as a Team Mom with the kids.  Now she is doing everything, from all the bookwork, applying for permits, fundraising and organizing.  She absolutely amazes me.   All the fundraising she has done (the car wash, the cheese cakes and other things) has been to buy uniforms for the kids and pay all the fees and everything.  She lives in an older area of Denver, and there is a fair amount of crime.  She is passionate about giving her kids and everyone else's self esteem and a reason to achieve the best they can for themselves.  Her oldest daughter is the Team Leader and teaches the cheers and helps the kids.  The little ones look up to her.  She is also a Senior in HS but taking College courses and working on her scholarship.   (I wonder where she gets it, Shauna?  )
Anyway, several of the kids families can't afford the uniforms or the necessary fees, and that's much of  what all the fund raising has been about.  In spite of all the fund raisers, and I know Shauna and her husband donate in addition, one little girl's mother couldn't afford her uniform and there wasn't enough that had been raised to cover it, so Shauna let me buy her uniform.  Yesterday she showed me a picture of her, just a little thing, in her uniform standing next to her mom.  I can't tell you how good that made me feel.  You can write a donation check to some big organization and not have a clue how the money is actually used.  Did it really help someone, or did they use it toward buying an expensive lamp for the CEO's office?   This was personal, and it made me feel so good.  I appreciate Shauna's letting me do that so much.  Let me share some pictures ~

Shauna's oldest daughter without the hair bow and two of her protegees (not "my" little girl).  Not a great pic of Shauna's daughter. She really is beautiful, but you can see the uniforms.

The kids are so cute posing and strutting their stuff.  lol  They have a Facebook page.

This is Shauna with her kids.   10 year old son, Shauna, 13 year old daughter, 17 year old daughter.



I wish I could take credit for creating Spiderman from my own fertile brain, but I can't.  I found him on Pinterest.   I get most of my ideas from there.  ;-)

When Sue came over the night before  last, she mentioned how much she and John enjoyed the Hideaway and that they would be going back, so I guess the bad start wasn't so bad after all.  The bar is nice, but not as nice as the dining room.  The fact that service was so slow in the beginning gave us more time to visit, and the food was good (thank God).  

I think I will be putting out too much food for the party, but it will be for grazing and not sitting down to eat and visit since we will be working on our cards and that does take a lot of time.   I plan to put out a platter of cookies, both Halloween themed frosted sugar cookies and some little shortbread cookies (so some sweet and some not so sweet).  Then I'm going to put out a red wine cheese ball and crackers and I think Braunschweiger Pate (braunschweiger with cream cheese and olives, "frosted" with cream cheese and decorated with olives) and crackers.  I have some cute Halloween plates and napkins.  For drinks I'll serve a choice of ice tea, limeade, and if he ever makes our test batch and we like it, Bourbon Slush.   I have never been to a party in this neighborhood where booze wasn't served.  lol    I may rethink some of this, but this is the current plan.


Ok, I admit to taking too much of your time ~ but it was two day's worth.  Mea Culpa. ;-)    I've written a book!  I will take pity on you and close for now.  Have a happy day!


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RE:WELCOME TO SEPTEMBER CHAT
(Date Posted:09/25/2016 8:10 AM)


 

Good Morning.

What?  Did I scare you off with my over long post yesterday?  LOL

Looks like another cool day, only in the 60s.  Nice.

Yesterday we Binge Watched Longmire.  Mercy!   Love Binge Watching.  Hate having to wait a year to find out what happened to Henry and Walt ~ and Cady and Vic!  I haven't heard if it's been renewed again, but they certainly can't leave it the way they did.  lol

My only 'accomplishment' yesterday was to send an email to Steve (Dena's husband) who is the HOA go-to guy now, asking if the HOA was going to have trees trimmed in the forseeable future, and telling him that if so, our Canadian Maple in the back had several damaged branches that needed to be removed.   I also told him that we needed the Pine Tree on the edge of our back yard to be "Vista Trimmed" again.  (Remember when we had that done a couple of years ago before it blocked our view of downtown Denver?   Well, the trimming made it grow more, and now it really is blocking our view!) That would be at our expense, but if we did it when the HOA had people out here trimming it would cost us a lot less than if we did it on our own.

He stopped over in person and said that he could clear the broken branches for us on his own.     He asked which tree we wanted Vista Trimmed, so I took him through the house to point it out from the Man Cave (Living Room). That was the first time he'd been in our house.  He and Dena have the same model as ours, they bought Sherri's old house, but we made several changes to ours when we built so it's the same as theirs, but different.  ;-)

 Then back to Binge Watching Longmire. :-)  


Have a wonderful day!


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Your letter did not seem long to read, It went pretty quickly. Shauna is such a wonderful person. She cares about the kids experiences as they go through school. I bet she was a cheerleader in her school days,,,she has that positive attitude that it takes but not that cheerleader bitchiness. Many are so stuck up. Especially in high school. But I do not see Shauna that way at all. I love that you bought a uniform for a girl that could not afford it. That is so special that she will be able to be on the team and have the uniform. You are an angel along with Shauna.

I love what you are serving for your party. Perfect items they can take back to the table if they choose to, to munch on while they work. The braunschweiger sounds especially good to me as I love it. Is there a certain brand that works best for making it? I know some brands are more structured than others. I would love to try and make it.

Sorry I missed. I am just not up to par lately. Not sleeping/sleeping to much and really not feeling grand because of it. I have to sleep tonight as I am going with Louann tomorrow to meet Olivia. Yep, new granddaughter born 9/25/16. 7:35 am. 7.7 lbs and 19.5 inches long. All are well. I will share some pics.


Rissa (Nerissa) is the mama and in the purple is sister Kirstie. We are allowed to use nicknames for her and I want to call her Livi or Liv.  Riss said or Olive, but I think that is a name all it's own and not really a nickname.

So I am off to bed and will chat with you tomorrow.

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RE:WELCOME TO SEPTEMBER CHAT
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Hello. Welcome to a fresh new week.

It's warming back up today, and heading to the higher 70s.  Still quite acceptable. ;-)  Trees are changing, but not really all that pretty.  It may be a disappointing Fall, color wise.

Today I have to tackle some flower repair.  I have wood flowers in the Library that are stuck together but haven't ever been glued.  I've hoped to avoid gluing them, but over the cleaning years our cleaning ladies have bumped them and petals or leaves have fallen off ~ and been just been stuck in the vase.  I can't avoid this any longer, and I'm not looking forward to it.

I was so glad we had cleaned that curio cabinet in the hall because when Steve was here on Saturday he admired our Fetish Collection and Shaman Santa.  Before we cleaned it, he wouldn't have been able to see them for all the dust!  lol!

Are you planning to watch the Debate tonight?  We probably will, but part of me thinks I might be just as well to let The Talking Heads tell me what I heard tomorrow morning.  They will anyway.  Ha.

Yesterday, we lost Arnold Palmer. Some how, even though you know he wasn't getting any younger, he had always been here, and it seemed like he SHOULD always be here.  

I don't really follow the Marlins, but it was a shock that young Fernandez was killed yesterday, too.

R.I.P

Oh, just look at that precious little girl!  She's beautiful, and so are her mom and aunt.  I love Liv or Livie.  Olives belong in a drink or a relish tray.  LOL.  How wonderful that you will get to see her right away!  Auntie Lou.  ;-)

I'm glad my party fixins sound good to you.  I trust your judgement.  Mike made the Bourbon Slush yesterday and it was good, and with a tiny bit of tweaking I think it will be VERY good.  Otherwise there will be tea and limeade and water.  I want everything to be available for folks to help themselves, because I'm a very slow card maker and I want to make the cards myself rather than having to hop up and play hostess.  I know ~ but I never claimed I wasn't bad.  ;-)

Thank you for the darling Halloween Tag!!


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