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Old 12-10-2008, 08:19 PM   #2761
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With all the mayhem that is going on around here there isn't a lot of "Christmas Spirit". My neighbour, who was also flooded but had much less damage than us and is pretty well back to normal came over with the cutest little gold sleigh planter with a little poinsettia, a white kalanchoe, ivy and another vine I am not sure of. She said it was to celebrate my good health and to put a little Christmas into our place.

I was so touched. Every time I look at it I think of her and smile.
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Old 12-10-2008, 09:23 PM   #2762
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With all the mayhem that is going on around here there isn't a lot of "Christmas Spirit". My neighbour, who was also flooded but had much less damage than us and is pretty well back to normal came over with the cutest little gold sleigh planter with a little poinsettia, a white kalanchoe, ivy and another vine I am not sure of. She said it was to celebrate my good health and to put a little Christmas into our place.

I was so touched. Every time I look at it I think of her and smile.
that's what this time of year is about.....whether it be celebrating Christmas, Hannukha, New Year's or just plain being with your families, friends, and neighbors.......believe it or not we actually have snow on the ground here in TX tonight and it's actually sticking.........everybody is caught up in the excitement.......noone, however, is taking me up on the offer to come and live in KZ and experience the 7 months out of the year that snow is here......I find that strange........sounds like a wonderful gift , Laurie!!!
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Old 12-11-2008, 03:29 AM   #2763
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Being able to go away for a few days with dh. We're leaving this afternoon for Biloxi, MS and staying until Sunday. We're going to the casino there to have some much needed fun and time away!!

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Old 12-11-2008, 11:32 AM   #2764
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I took a cake decorating class from Marianne Carroll at the White Flour Bakery Shoppe. She has been on two foodnetwork cake challenges. The first one has aired and she placed second (silver) on the Cirque de Soleil show. The second one has yet to air.
A really cute link Cake Decorating News & Events - The White Flower Cake Shoppe, Beachwood, Ohio shows a food fight they had on their first year anniversary. They are young girls. Marianne went to art school and is self-taught when it comes to baking and decorating. It is amazing how quickly the girls can decorate a cake. They have been in business for two years and are very sweet and nice.

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Old 12-11-2008, 07:30 PM   #2765
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Old 12-11-2008, 09:26 PM   #2766
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Both my kitties snuggled with me this morning--under a blanket. They had their purr motors going and I was getting kisses.
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:26 AM   #2767
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The mom song that PieSusan posted.
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:39 AM   #2768
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I just want to say that the friends, great friends... that I have made here help me to smile each day. I love you all.... best Holiday wishes to each of you and may you all have plenty!!!

Miniman.... blessings to you!
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:48 AM   #2769
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I'm always smiling. but the last time I had a big goofy smile on my face was when I kissed my girlfriend. either that or was watching south park, but that was more of a laugh. I was smiling a lot tonight at the restaurant because my head chef is also my best friend that I've known for years.
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Old 12-12-2008, 02:06 AM   #2770
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I'm always smiling. but the last time I had a big goofy smile on my face was when I kissed my girlfriend. either that or was watching south park, but that was more of a laugh. I was smiling a lot tonight at the restaurant because my head chef is also my best friend that I've known for years.
Reading that makes me smile! Always remember to smile... even the funny things in life!!! South Park is a hoot!
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Old 12-12-2008, 07:55 PM   #2771
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The mom song that PieSusan posted.
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:14 PM   #2772
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I heard my son's voice for the first time in over a month. I almost cried. I know it's silly, but, I almost forgot what he sounded like.
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:22 PM   #2773
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so when is Seth leaving a note in my purse????? Is he up for adoption??? Oh, what a great legacy you have left, Katie with your grandson, Seth..........he will be every girl's dream....kind and considerate.....you and Buck have done a great job!!! hugs.......
Where's your purse?

Actually, all the credit goes to their parents. Shawn (our son) and RaeLynn are raising three awesome sons.

I stayed in their home during my Thanksgiving visit and I never once felt moved to criticize anything they did regarding the rearing of their children or how than ran their household.

I'm so proud of them. Their three sons will be a credit to the human race and our country.
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:40 PM   #2774
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Where's your purse?

Actually, all the credit goes to their parents. Shawn (our son) and RaeLynn are raising three awesome sons.

I stayed in their home during my Thanksgiving visit and I never once felt moved to criticize anything they did regarding the rearing of their children or how than ran their household.

I'm so proud of them. Their three sons will be a credit to the human race and our country.
You and Buck did a wonderful job Katie, you should feel so proud..I look at my 4 kids and then the 6 grandkids and it brings tears to myu eyes at how lucky I am that these beautiful people belong to me.
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Old 12-12-2008, 09:15 PM   #2775
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I'm at work and I just found photos and videos on my mobile phone that my 22 month old took when he snuck off with my phone the other day. I had a giggle when I saw them, pretty funny ....and hard to make out what's in a lot of them
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Old 12-12-2008, 10:42 PM   #2776
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I smiled when I saw a variation of Maida Heatter's "Best **** Lemon Cake" in Shirley O. Corriher's cookbook, "BakeWise".
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Old 12-13-2008, 10:43 AM   #2777
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working a day of OT for the first time in like a year and a half...

knowing that this will help me and the chic get a bit ahead
Seeing people I havent seen in a long time
Commuting in with my dad like we did over a year and a half ago.
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Old 12-13-2008, 10:47 AM   #2778
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working a day of OT for the first time in like a year and a half...

knowing that this will help me and the chic get a bit ahead
Seeing people I havent seen in a long time
Commuting in with my dad like we did over a year and a half ago.
Sounds like you had a good day..Here's hoping today is just as good or even better.
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Old 12-13-2008, 10:58 AM   #2779
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I actualyl loath my job and saturdays are realyl busy and im missing my football practice but you got to do what you got to do.

but didnt want to be too negative.

at least my 13,000 emails got deleted today instead of the 15,500 being deleted tomorrow. lol

yes those are my real email numbers. Ill take a screen cap next week for everyone if you want.
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:51 AM   #2780
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GRK, it is good to see you posting! I am curious, of those 15,000 emails, how many AREN'T junk? LOL!
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