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Old 12-14-2011, 08:03 AM   #671
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Yea, Laurie!!!! I'm glad to hear all your good news!
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:12 AM   #672
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That's all good news Laurie and I'm happy all this good stuff is happening for you and your family.
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Old 12-14-2011, 10:14 AM   #673
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Thanks, everyone! It feels great to be able to report good news for a change!
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Old 12-14-2011, 10:39 AM   #674
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Thanks, everyone! It feels great to be able to report good news for a change!

great stuff, lpb! one of the neat things about a really great day filled with happy happenings is that they can be replayed in your mind as often as you like--especially on those not-so-special days....
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Old 12-14-2011, 12:39 PM   #675
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I am getting my compost bin started, I am re-landscaping my front yard, and I am refinishing a coffee table that my neighbor was going to throw away. I am refinishing it because it matches the doors on my my étagère, where my old coffee table, which my son bought to replace the one he broke, did not match anything.
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Old 12-14-2011, 12:44 PM   #676
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I just got back from Christmas shopping and I am happy to say that I am all done. What a wonderful feeling. I even have all of this months birthdays done. Now I can concentrate on what I am going to make for Christmas treats. I sure wish I could make fudge and divinity like my mother did. Sorry to say she never wrote any of her recipes down.
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Old 12-14-2011, 12:46 PM   #677
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Thanks, everyone! It feels great to be able to report good news for a change!
It sure is nice to hear such good news. I am so happy for you.
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I just got back from Christmas shopping and I am happy to say that I am all done. What a wonderful feeling. I even have all of this months birthdays done. Now I can concentrate on what I am going to make for Christmas treats. I sure wish I could make fudge and divinity like my mother did. Sorry to say she never wrote any of her recipes down.
JoAnn, what types of fudge did she make? I have several of my Mom's recipes (I wrote them down or I would be in the same boat), and a divine divinity recipe from an old auxiliary cookbook that was handed down to me.

Oh, and congratulations on the shopping - I am only half way there but the rest are quite easy.
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What am I doing? Rejoicing over the events of the day.

First off, I got an email from DH that he got the lateral transfer with the accessibility bus company - it means he is still part time (with benefits which also came today), but he works out of the depot closer to us and will drive in an area he grew up in. He now works Monday to Friday (5 hours a day) instead of Sunday to Thursday. It also means that when shift change happens in April he will be able to pick in the first round in the area he wants instead of picking in his current area and THEN trying to transfer. He is still near the bottom of the list, but it will give him a better chance of getting a full-time shift.

Second, I took Dad in to get his hearing aids adjusted and the audiologist said they were old and should be replaced. Dad's hearing has been getting worse and it sounds like part of it is the fact the he was unable to adjust the volume. They called up veterans, who paid for the first set and they immediately approved the replacements. They will allow a new pair every 4 years....Dad has had his for 7! Oh, and they even come with a remote control! He gets them December 23rd.

Finally, I got word today that I have been accepted into the chronic pain clinic day program. They said I am a perfect candidate and I will start January 17th. I have to work out some transportation details and get extra help for Dad's lunches but neither of these should be a problem. This is the best news I could get. I know a lot of what I should be doing, but I need guidance in putting it all into place.

Now, if I could just get my back and leg spasms to stop so I can get some sleep (it's 11:16 pm here), it would be the perfect end to a perfect day!
so you want perfection, eh? So glad to see you here and to hear good news coming from your parts...

Hope your spasms will soon be a thing of the past.
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JoAnn, what types of fudge did she make? I have several of my Mom's recipes (I wrote them down or I would be in the same boat), and a divine divinity recipe from an old auxiliary cookbook that was handed down to me.

Oh, and congratulations on the shopping - I am only half way there but the rest are quite easy.
What I remember about the fudge is that she cooked it on the stove and brought it to a boil. It was kind of soft when you cut into it and it was very sugary, (which I loved). I think she used cocoa.
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