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Old 12-13-2015, 08:37 AM   #24761
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This place always feels like home. Gotta be here for the holidays.

I've been away so long I feel like I should start a "What did I miss?" thread and beg you all to post links to all the news that I should know.

Thanks for the warm welcome all. And I giggled a little at all of us with our keyboarding skills. My girls are both keyboard snobs too. They can type faster than lightning and have always been able to do so. They think I'm a Luddite for not being faster on the tablet screen though.
I got a new job and moved to Wyoming, we are buying a house...cheaper than rent.
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Old 12-13-2015, 03:11 PM   #24762
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What's the new job PF? And Wyoming? Wow.
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Old 12-13-2015, 03:36 PM   #24763
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LP, sure hope you feel better very soon!

Good to see you back, Alix!

I've been doing some online Christmas shopping for my 6 grands, and just got my Christmas cards addressed, stamped, and ready to go in tomorrow's mail. Does anyone else here still send real Christmas cards? I know I enjoy receiving them so I figure others do, too.

I also just ordered 2 pounds of halved pecans, and threw in an order for 1/2 lb. of pine nuts while I was at it, since I love them and the price was good. Looking around for holiday goodie recipes in addition to the spiced pecans I've been making for the past few years.
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Old 12-13-2015, 04:22 PM   #24764
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Watched Mary Poppins. DH had never seen it, and loved it.

I have GOT to figure out Christmas presents for the niece and nephew. Baby bro and his wife have been of no help as far as ideas.
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Old 12-13-2015, 04:50 PM   #24765
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What's the new job PF? And Wyoming? Wow.
New job is working night shift in the nursing home, the same home my Great Grandmother spent her last year in. I'm loving it, lots of folks who remember my Mom, grandparents and Great Grandmother. I got a $3 dollar an hour raise moving here.

Here is the link to my new house: PF's New House

Mom and Dad live down the street.
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Old 12-13-2015, 06:14 PM   #24766
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LP, sure hope you feel better very soon!

Good to see you back, Alix!

I've been doing some online Christmas shopping for my 6 grands, and just got my Christmas cards addressed, stamped, and ready to go in tomorrow's mail. Does anyone else here still send real Christmas cards? I know I enjoy receiving them so I figure others do, too.

I also just ordered 2 pounds of halved pecans, and threw in an order for 1/2 lb. of pine nuts while I was at it, since I love them and the price was good. Looking around for holiday goodie recipes in addition to the spiced pecans I've been making for the past few years.
I make cards each year to send out. The list of the recipients has dwindled to 18. If I don't hear from you 2 years in a row, you get crossed off the list! I send mine out within the first week of December each year.
But here's what's sad, we've only received 3 cards...
... the list may get VERY short next year...

Hmm, sitting here waiting for our dinner guest to arrive... DH is eating all of the hor d'oeuvers
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Old 12-13-2015, 10:46 PM   #24767
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Gosh kgirl, making your own....you ARE creative! My Christmas card list has been dwindling too - just a few years ago it was 20 something, this year I think I sent out 10.

I hope you had a nice lasagna dinner with hubby and his friend.
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Old 12-15-2015, 05:50 PM   #24768
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Alix, I got my first smart phone a couple of months ago and it's amazing how quickly I pick up thumb typing. Especially if you don't mind the errors. 😀
I never thought that I would get used to swiping to type, and I guess I just started doing it without thinking much about it. I'm pretty good at it now.

My mom's phone took a while to learn her thick Maine accent, she would use voice commands to send texts and I would get some really crazy stuff from her!
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Old 12-15-2015, 05:56 PM   #24769
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Alix, I got my first smart phone a couple of months ago and it's amazing how quickly I pick up thumb typing. Especially if you don't mind the errors. 😀
Have you tried the shopping list app, Our Groceries yet?
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Old 12-15-2015, 06:03 PM   #24770
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I never thought that I would get used to swiping to type, and I guess I just started doing it without thinking much about it. I'm pretty good at it now.

My mom's phone took a while to learn her thick Maine accent, she would use voice commands to send texts and I would get some really crazy stuff from her!
I had a really hard time with Dragon and my very pronounced Boston accent. It took quite a while before it learned it.
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