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Old 12-21-2011, 11:36 AM   #861
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Exterminator Guy is here. Critters seem to like our attic. We fought bats for a wile before he got all the holes plugged. Last week SO heard a critter scuffling around a couple of times so we called for Exterminator Guy. He's up in the attic right now doing his stuff. He suspects a squirrel or flying squirrel.
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:17 PM   #862
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Watching Knowing. I knew this mistake. There's only 2 Nicolas Cage movies I like, and that's National Treasure 1 and 2. This is dreadful.
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:46 PM   #863
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Putting strings on guitars. I have refinished my sons first acoustic guitar we bought him years ago. It has been sitting in the basement, neglected, battleworn from years of gigging, with two strings, sweat stains and grime build up, missing a few pieces. I cleaned it up, replaced the missing pieces and am restringing it and will re-gift him his own gift.
And I am putting new ones on my daughters also, after a spit shine....
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:50 PM   #864
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Took the day off. Just putzing around, getting ready for the holidays.
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:15 PM   #865
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Vit and LP, please remember that our thoughts are with you and hoping at least a small measure of peace of mind is yours.
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Old 12-21-2011, 03:47 PM   #866
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taking a easy day. will finish scarf in about an hour. then clean up all my wrapping mess. i was determined to finish yesterday. so when i ran out of scotch tape, i fired up my glue gun. i worked as manager of a hallmark for seven years, so when i wrap i use lots of scotch tape, makes a smoother wrap. my family always jokes about how my presents are wrapped. wait, til they get a hot glued package.
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Old 12-21-2011, 03:51 PM   #867
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i am absolutely beside myself with renewed hope and euphoria today!! yayy!! my deepest gratitude to you good people who expressed your caring , thoughts and prayers for me and my mom yesterday.

while mom still remains gravely ill in the icu today, there was (to me) a stunning reversal in her condition overnight. yes, she still has pneumonia, blood clots, and stress on all her major organs, but there has been improvement in ALL these areas according to her lab work and other tests. today mom is engaged, smiling and talking to me. she doesn't feel great, but she is forward-looking and ready to continue the good fight!

so what do you do when you're in the hospital icu and feel like celebrating? well, we threw a party, just mom and me, in her romm, #1038 at mjh!! first i raided the patient's snack kitchen, which is generously stocked with juices, sodas, ice cream, jello, etc., etc. then, for junk food i hit the vending machines, for moi.:)
i fed mom spoons of crushed-up cherry popsicle, orange jello and ice chips. i told her about the shari's chocolate-covered strawberries waiting for her at home. she got this look of absolute joy and anticipation. meanwhile, i gorged myself scooping vanilla ice cream with fritos, chocolate with pretzels, and guzzled down two mini cans of soda pop--the first junk food and/or soda in over a year. but, if not now, When??!!

i finally promised to bring her a chocolate strawberry to her room when she is declared eligible to eat it--a goal to anticipate and strive for....we are a long way from being out of the woods, but at least the beginnings of a pathway are emerging in view as a marker to follow....
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Old 12-21-2011, 03:58 PM   #868
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Vit, that's just wonderful news!
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Old 12-21-2011, 03:59 PM   #869
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Vit, that's just wonderful news!
Yes! I second that.
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i am absolutely beside myself with renewed hope and euphoria today!! Yayy!! My deepest gratitude to you good people who expressed your caring , thoughts and prayers for me and my mom yesterday.

While mom still remains gravely ill in the icu today, there was (to me) a stunning reversal in her condition overnight. Yes, she still has pneumonia, blood clots, and stress on all her major organs, but there has been improvement in all these areas according to her lab work and other tests. Today mom is engaged, smiling and talking to me. She doesn't feel great, but she is forward-looking and ready to continue the good fight!

So what do you do when you're in the hospital icu and feel like celebrating? Well, we threw a party, just mom and me, in her romm, #1038 at mjh!! First i raided the patient's snack kitchen, which is generously stocked with juices, sodas, ice cream, jello, etc., etc. Then, for junk food i hit the vending machines, for moi.:)
i fed mom spoons of crushed-up cherry popsicle, orange jello and ice chips. I told her about the shari's chocolate-covered strawberries waiting for her at home. She got this look of absolute joy and anticipation. Meanwhile, i gorged myself scooping vanilla ice cream with fritos, chocolate with pretzels, and guzzled down two mini cans of soda pop--the first junk food and/or soda in over a year. But, if not now, when??!!

I finally promised to bring her a chocolate strawberry to her room when she is declared eligible to eat it--a goal to anticipate and strive for....we are a long way from being out of the woods, but at least the beginnings of a pathway are emerging in view as a marker to follow....
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