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Old 06-10-2013, 11:14 AM   #11401
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Just being lazy at the moment, took a short vacation to spend time with mom.

Drove to Charleston SC on friday in the middle of tropical storm Andrea lots of wind and rain. Drove home yesterday in torrential rain most of the way, many times it was nearly impossible to even see the lines in the road. Driving in that is very tiring!

The weather improved as we approached charleston and the weather saturday was pretty much perfect. Nice weekend visiting my best friend.

Now a couple days of relaxing! I can think of a thousand things to do around the house, but I am going to try to relax instead.
Glad you had a nice visit. It is really hard for me to drive a long time in rain like that too. It seems to drain you when you have to work so hard to see and pay attention.

I'm glad you are going to relax. If you are like me that will last a day and then you will have to do the things that are calling to you.

I just got back from taking a walk with the dogs. It is already 88 degrees. It is going to be a hot one! I am relaxing now, but really need to get the garden watered before it gets too hot. The dogs and I are panting right now, so maybe in ten minutes or so.....
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:16 AM   #11402
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I just finished eating two egg mcmuffins... after 10:30
Yum...maybe I need to fix some breakfast before I go out to the garden. It's only 9:15 here.
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:20 AM   #11403
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Bakechef, very few hurricanes make it to Maine. Why would your Mom leave the comfort of her home to go and be in a hurricane? Has she never experienced one? I would rather have a snow blizzard than a hurricane.
She's semi retired but still works like crazy and needed a change of scenery. This is about the only way she can relax a little. She's still on the phone more than she needs to be, but to her this is still "relaxing"
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Old 06-10-2013, 12:07 PM   #11404
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I'm enjoying my first "official" day of summer vacation. And trying to figure out where to put all the stuff we over-bought at Costco yesterday. We probably didn't need 45 packets of Cheez-its.
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Old 06-10-2013, 12:11 PM   #11405
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I'm enjoying my first "official" day of summer vacation. And trying to figure out where to put all the stuff we over-bought at Costco yesterday. We probably didn't need 45 packets of Cheez-its.
So glad you finally made it to summer vacation! I've been waiting for ya!
I do the bulk shopping too, but I have a pantry and a freezer down stairs just for that. It sure does help. It keeps my upstairs pantry and freezer from getting too full. That is a lot of cheez-its!
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:21 PM   #11406
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Just had a bit of lunch with my sweetheart and am headed to my studio to finish the window treatments for our double front doors.

The top half of each door is glass on which I've made and installed roman shades. They are a solid deep wine/burgundy color.

What I have to finish are the top treatments, which are shaped and pleated board-mounted valances. The fabric reminds me of a Persian rug. Lots of wine/burgundy, deep sage, mustard/gold, some vibrant blue and white. It's a neat print and I chose it because I can use the colors in it as assorted accents in the living room and dining room.

The edges of the valances are trimmed in burgundy and gold clear bead fringe. About 1 inch long at the longest point. Gives some shimmer to the entry area and some additional texture.

They'll be nice when I'm done but I wrestled all morning trying to get my pleats spaced the way I wanted it to look. I'm designing as I go, so no pattern to go by.

I'm hoping that having lunch and stepping away from the project for a few minutes will do the trick. They are soooooo close to being done. I would like to finish them by the end of the afternoon. That's my plan.
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:26 PM   #11407
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Hope all went well!
Ruling out a couple things for my Reflux...will know all in a few days.
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:30 PM   #11408
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'Bout feeling awake enough to go and show Shrek how to do laundry, again.
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:32 PM   #11409
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Ruling out a couple things for my Reflux...will know all in a few days.
Well, now we know which endo they did the scopy at.
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:35 PM   #11410
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I suppose you could reflux at either end.

Hope you get good news, PF, and that your problem gets solved!
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