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Old 12-05-2011, 01:42 PM   #491
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I just came back from taking my Dad to get his quarterly blood tests and he always takes me for A&W breakfast after because he has to fast, and then eat soon after because of his diabetes. The Dub that is closest to us is full of inconsistencies and today was no exception. The sausage was super spicy (Dad said so were his eggs), the hash browns took forever and when they came they were greasy and over fried. But it was food and we'll survive.

This afternoon I have to take him to Langley (3/4 hour from here and where DH grew up) for a follow-up appointment for a falls prevention clinic. It is kind of ridiculous because he doesn't fall....because he/we take precautions so he doesn't. But it is free and an outing for him!

In between I am doing some more baking - didn't get any done yesterday.
LPB, you're a sweetie for helping your Dad so much! I'm sure he must appriciate it greatly!
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Old 12-05-2011, 02:14 PM   #492
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I just came back from taking my Dad to get his quarterly blood tests and he always takes me for A&W breakfast after because he has to fast, and then eat soon after because of his diabetes. The Dub that is closest to us is full of inconsistencies and today was no exception. The sausage was super spicy (Dad said so were his eggs), the hash browns took forever and when they came they were greasy and over fried. But it was food and we'll survive.

This afternoon I have to take him to Langley (3/4 hour from here and where DH grew up) for a follow-up appointment for a falls prevention clinic. It is kind of ridiculous because he doesn't fall....because he/we take precautions so he doesn't. But it is free and an outing for him!

In between I am doing some more baking - didn't get any done yesterday.

I love how you take care of your dad. When my mother passed I was able to help my dad. When he had his one leg taken off below the knee and half of his remaining foot it was tough for a while but he never complained. When they put on an artificial limb he just took off like it was his own. He was able to live at his own home and even drive his car. He passed in 1995, I miss him so much.
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Old 12-05-2011, 04:54 PM   #493
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Maybe you need to suspend the tree from the ceiling Poor Charlie, can't even climb a tree.

so far the rocks in cannister are working. so will put back the ornaments he knocked off. then need to check craft closet for other decorations. gotta work on scarf for gd. still haven't folded the towels. oh well, as Scarlet said "tomorrow is another day"
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Old 12-05-2011, 04:55 PM   #494
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so far the rocks in cannister are working. so will put back the ornaments he knocked off. then need to check craft closet for other decorations. gotta work on scarf for gd. still haven't folded the towels. oh well, as Scarlet said "tomorrow is another day"
Yea!!!!
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Old 12-05-2011, 04:58 PM   #495
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Took my youngest to the vet today for his rabies shot.
Just switched my auto insurance. First I called Progressive. About 80 bucks higher/6 month period. I didn't think Geico would be any different, but I called them anyway. Over 100 bucks LESS for a 6 month period! Whoo-Hoo! I'm two-steppin' with the lizard!
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Old 12-05-2011, 05:06 PM   #496
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Reviewed my battle plan, ummm outline, for our family Christmas dinner/festivities and decided to get the jump on baking. Our dessert(s) for Christmas dinner will be in the form of sweetshop treats. I have a list of about a dozen things I plan to make.

Before I tackled any of that I made two loaves of white bread since we were out.

In the end, I made 5 1/2 dozen Nieman-Marcus cookies, and have the dough chilling for a batch each of cut-out cookies and pecan tassies.

I'm ready to put my feet up and have some bourbon.
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great granddaughter sighting. gonna watch for couple hours while gd tutors. i love to see my babies. all other things will wait.
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Old 12-05-2011, 05:22 PM   #498
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Took my youngest to the vet today for his rabies shot.
Just switched my auto insurance. First I called Progressive. About 80 bucks higher/6 month period. I didn't think Geico would be any different, but I called them anyway. Over 100 bucks LESS for a 6 month period! Whoo-Hoo! I'm two-steppin' with the lizard!
I have had good luck with them so far.

They answer the phone when you call and they have not raised my rates in the 4 years I have had them.
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Old 12-05-2011, 05:27 PM   #499
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Thanks for sharing your positive experience with them, AB.
And they were so easy to talk to. Progressive transferred me 3-4 times... and I already had a policy with them even. I hate when they ask for all that information and can't even get me to the right people. I'm going to call Geico back tomorrow when I have more time and check out their motorcycle rates.
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Old 12-05-2011, 06:04 PM   #500
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Sitting here looking at my Christmas list. Happy to say its coming along. The hard thing is trying to figure out what to get my grandson in Paris. Hopefully my DL will come up with an idea pretty soon. I have 20 to buy for, how about you?
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