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Old 11-19-2014, 01:33 PM   #21831
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Been havin' fun working on Christmas presents today. Spent most of this morning scrubbing, re-gluing and painting a set of doll twin/bunk beds. I scored them recently at Goodwill for $3 for the pair and knew immediately who we would give them to. We already have plenty of doll beds and cradles at our house for the grandchildren to play with but I couldn't pass these little gems up. I can't really tell how old they are but I don't think they're too old.

They are adorable but were painted the most garish blue/green (one bed) and hideous purple (the other bed) that I nearly hurled when I looked at them.

After they were all glued up and tightened up (Buck taught me well.), they both received a nice coat of barely blush pink paint. They'll need a second coat to cover up the disgusting previous colors but they already look sweet. Each one will have the recipient's name lettered on the headboard and, then, they will get a layer of clear coat to protect them. They should be as good as new and last for many hours of doll love.

The fabric should arrive today for the dust ruffles, blankets, pillows and mattresses I'll make for them. There should be enough fabric left to make some doll nighties to match. Can you tell I'm having a good time?
Unfortunately all my grand babies are past that age of playing with dolls or trucks. If I could I would love to join you. My memory tells me you are having a lot of fun. I used to have fun sitting down with the kids and their coloring books. I made sure I didn't do better than them. I didn't want to discourage them.
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Old 11-21-2014, 12:28 PM   #21832
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I'm making the house smell good, mmm! I'm simmering turkey stock to freeze for making gravy and stuffing next week.
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Old 11-21-2014, 06:25 PM   #21833
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Whew!

Just finished wrapping all of the
Christmas gifts that I have for my Mother.
Since we'll be spending Thanksgiving with
her and my Sister; I suggested that we should
bring our gifts for one another, not open or exchange them,
just bring them.

Sister, her SO and DH and I are driving
from our respective homes and meeting up at Mom's.
I figured it this way, we'll all being putting our Christmas
trees up within a week or so of Thanksgiving, why
not saving on S&H costs?

I have three wine bottle cases now
full of goodies that I've put up her Mom, I'm surely not
going to ship those!
I also boxed up all the wrapped gifts and I have
two orchid plants for as well.

WHEW!
Now, what's for dinner?
GEEZ!!
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Old 11-21-2014, 06:37 PM   #21834
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Been wanting to do this project for a while, I splurged on an inexpensive kitchen tablet after my recent out of town trip gave me some mad money. I bought a mount, some industrial velcro and put it up today. It folds up under the cabinet when not in use. I'm kinda excited about this.

I keep my recipes in google drive, I have the DC app as well as allrecipes. This will make it easy to search the web for recipes and not have to drag my laptop in and find a place to put it in my tiny kitchen.


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Old 11-22-2014, 05:10 AM   #21835
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Old 11-22-2014, 06:06 AM   #21836
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Old 11-23-2014, 02:47 PM   #21837
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DH does not know how to text and doesn't want to learn. He hates texting. He hates when I text. He will start screaming "Pick up the phone and call her!" Why does it bother him what I do?
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Old 11-23-2014, 03:09 PM   #21838
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I never thought that I'd be a "texter" but it comes in handy when you want to send a not so urgent message that they can respond to at their leisure. I like not having to interrupt what someone is doing with a call.
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Old 11-23-2014, 03:11 PM   #21839
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I never thought that I'd be a "texter" but it comes in handy when you want to send a not so urgent message that they can respond to at their leisure. I like not having to interrupt what someone is doing with a call.
Same here. It's also handy when DH is at the grocery store and I think of something else we need. Sometimes I need to be very specific about brand, type, etc.
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When people text me I always feel like the victim of a hit and run or a drive by.
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