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Old 07-19-2014, 04:51 PM   #20341
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I have an exciting afternoon planned...litter box.
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Old 07-19-2014, 04:59 PM   #20342
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TB and I have found an excellent way to teach the kids some boundaries and get a little quiet time by ourselves. We are trying to instill what a time-out means. So one of us does something "bad" and the other sends them on a time-out into our room...which has the computer, the cat, a bed to flake out on, etc. I may just do lots to make me have time-outs!

So if you see me hanging around....
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Old 07-19-2014, 05:12 PM   #20343
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Absolutely nothing, though there's much I should be doing. Just got back from the pool with the Kindle in its waterproof case, and no rugrats!

Well, I guess I'm house-watching for a neighbor who's out of town, he called to say his 20-something year old daughter decided to come home and have a party. He wants me to make sure his house doesn't burn down and that nobody gets too out of control.
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Old 07-19-2014, 07:32 PM   #20344
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For the past few hours, I've been on a really good spiritual chat site (that I frequent a lot). We exchange info, support and usually have a really good laugh...like tonight.

Although I have stopped doing stand up comedy now (did it in the last century...when I was alive
), I find interacting with my online friends provides ample opportunities for wit and I love making them laugh!
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Old 07-19-2014, 08:51 PM   #20345
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Saw this on FB, and had to try it. Redneck speaker system! And it really works!

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When you were kids did any of you make "telephones" with two tin cans and a length of string?
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Old 07-19-2014, 08:59 PM   #20346
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When you were kids did any of you make "telephones" with two tin cans and a length of string?

Of course!
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Old 07-19-2014, 09:07 PM   #20347
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Just finished cleaning up lunch for our construction crew who are busily building a large garage behind our house. Work began about 8 a.m. and is going nicely.

The guys broke for lunch about noon and we enjoyed grilled hotdogs, Cajun potato salad, baked beans quintet, tumbled tomatoes and cold drinks. A basket of oatmeal cookies was dessert.

Apparently they enjoyed the meal because the dozen dogs and huge bowl of potato salad, along with a big pot of beans are nearly gone. The tomatoes took quite a hit, too. Luckily, there are a few cookies left.

They're making wonderful progress and it looks as though we'll have a finished garage by nightfall. Those 4 guys are busy little bees.
Good God! (Sorry, Addie.) Do workmen over there expect 2 course luncheons as well as money? Don't tell our workmen over here - it would scare them off! The last lot in my house graciously accepted mid-morning and mid-a'noon cups of tea but clearly thought I'd lost my mind when I offered cookies! At lunchtime they retired to their van to eat their sandwiches in peace despite invitations to use the dining room and plates, etc!
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Old 07-19-2014, 09:29 PM   #20348
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Good God! (Sorry, Addie.) Do workmen over there expect 2 course luncheons as well as money? Don't tell our workmen over here - it would scare them off! The last lot in my house graciously accepted mid-morning and mid-a'noon cups of tea but clearly thought I'd lost my mind when I offered cookies! At lunchtime they retired to their van to eat their sandwiches in peace despite invitations to use the dining room and plates, etc!
Not a problem. There is nothing that says anything about "Good." Just "oh my" and "damn".

I have been on the phone with my girlfriend in Atlanta. Her father just turned 93 this past week. He still goes to work every day and puts in a full eight hours. We were both sitting at our computers and trying to dress her for her high school reunion in two weeks. We were both on QVC and looking at tops to go with the long silk skirt she is wearing. We finally both agreed on a Bob Mackie sequined top. I kept having to remind her that it is in Atlanta in the heat of summer and she would want to wear a light colored top with a light material. The place may be air conditioned, but she still will have to go to and from her car. The top we chose will leave enough of her arms showing that she can wear bangle bracelets half way up her arms. And a necklace that would do Cleopatra proud. Gee, I went shopping and it didn't cost me a cent. I like that!
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Old 07-19-2014, 10:12 PM   #20349
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cj, Spike and I had a serious ten minute talk of what I expect of him when my time comes. He is the strong one and the one I know I can rely on to carry out my wishes. The Pirate and my daughter will fall apart. One step below useless in an emergency. Poo, he is the medical one and can explain to the others exactly what happened. I think every child should sit down and have "that" talk together with their parents.
Addie, my mom and I did that Tuesday night while I stayed in the hospital with her. We have everything straight now. And she was released Wednesday with no antibiotics and the present of a weeks paid vacation from her boss.

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Old 07-19-2014, 10:16 PM   #20350
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So I am sitting here and have a questions for all the housekeepers. I have the cloth and am ready to go out to fill a pot with hot soapy water so I can take apart the floor fan and clean it. The problem is I don't have a basin for such jobs. And I hate the thought of using a cooking utensil for a dirty household job. But I don't have a choice. What do all of you use for a container when washing woodwork, or cleaning other parts of your home with water? I know, the pot can be cleaned after with clean hot soapy water. It is just the idea that I should have a particular basin or such for this kind of cleaning.
Addie, I know this is late but do you have any of the pans that the hospital would give you when you decide to grace them with an overnight stay or longet?

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