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Old 10-22-2012, 02:05 PM   #6361
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At the moment I'm looking at the dining room table which is piled high with Christmas gifts and baby gifts.

Very soon Glenn and I will be traveling south (Georgia) to see two of my children and their families. One just had a new baby, hence the baby gifts. And we'll be taking everyone's Christmas, too.

I'm going to have my right knee replaced in about 3 weeks and know I won't be in any mood/shape to wrestle with wrapping and shipping boxes for Christmas.

As it turns out, some of the gifts are ungainly and heavy so delivering them ourselves ensures that they'll arrive safely and waaaay less expensively.

I did a similar thing after Buck died and it worked out quite well. All the packages will be hidden in black trash bags and we won't let the children be around when we stash them in their parents' homes.

Of course, Grandma and Grandpa have loads of fun, Halloween goodies for everyone. No candy, but lots and lots of light-up gadgets and scary things.

My next "what am I doing" will be to wrap all the gifts and have them ready to load in the car. That's this afternoon's task.
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Old 10-22-2012, 02:50 PM   #6362
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Sometimes I like flannel sheets. I just have to be in the mood for a certain type of "snuggle."

However, flannel sheets and flannel sleepwear don't mix. There is no possibility for "slippage," if you understand what I mean. I went to bed, on flannel sheets, one time wearing a flannel nightgown. Couldn't turn over well for love nor money and wound up winding myself up tight. I practically mummified myself that time. Haven't combined the two since.
Without giving TMI, my fibromyalgia makes sleeping with any type of friction an impossibility. Maybe that is why I am not good with either Flannel pj's or flannel sheets. Having anything loose, wrinkled or heavy on or under my body makes comfortable sleep impossible. But I couldn't even wear my nice big flannel pj's around the house. Just not my thing I guess!
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Old 10-22-2012, 03:02 PM   #6363
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Katie, you are so darned organized. I'm envious. Sounds like you have a lot to do.
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Sometimes I like flannel sheets. I just have to be in the mood for a certain type of "snuggle."

However, flannel sheets and flannel sleepwear don't mix. There is no possibility for "slippage," if you understand what I mean. I went to bed, on flannel sheets, one time wearing a flannel nightgown. Couldn't turn over well for love nor money and wound up winding myself up tight. I practically mummified myself that time. Haven't combined the two since.

This made me laugh more than the Funny forum!
How to trap your wife... buy her flannel sheets and a matching nighty!
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:04 PM   #6365
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Katie, you are so darned organized. I'm envious. Sounds like you have a lot to do.
Thanks, TL. Buck always said I was the most organized person he'd ever known.

My organization came out of necessity more than anything else. When you raise 8 children, you don't have a prayer of surviving if organization isn't part of the program.

As for the Christmas gifts, for a time we had two sons in the military stationed overseas and in order for them to receive "Santa" by December 25, everything had to be mailed waaaaaay early. I got in the habit of doing that and never quit. It makes for a more relaxing holiday season.
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:42 PM   #6366
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Today is our 8 year wedding anniversary

We are so happy that we get to spend the whole day together too
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Happy Anniversary, Kylie and Steve!
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Happy Anniversary, Kylie and Steve!
+1!! Hope you have a great day!
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Happy anniversary Kylie

Are you doing anything special, other than spending the whole day together?
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