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Blondie
August 23rd, 2012, 06:32 AM
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How can it be Thursday? For some folks here who have birthdays (Cyndi, for one - happy happy joy joy), the question may be, how did I get to be this age? Although, knowing our Cyndi she is thanking the good Lord for her every day. Raising a cuppa to you this morning, Cyndi.

Yesterday was a real mixed bag. After visiting two friends in two different hospitals in two different cities, I was super duper tired last night. I still am. Becki, if I had known I was gonna wind up in W-S at Baptist, I would've pm'ed you to meet us. As it was a very impromptu thought, I not only had Mom, but two other of her friends to escort. Once again, I say thank you God for those who work with the elderly and ill.


For anyone that was offended yesterday by the chatter about boobs, bras, etc. please be aware of this. I like being happy and having a good time. I am aware that some folks here on the forum have survived breast cancer. It was never my intent to make you angry. I realize that bc is not a laughing matter, unless you're the daughter of a woman who survived it (like me) and had my mother confide to me it was my Dad's favorite one that was removed. Or the postal worker that was attacked from above by our Daisy's prosthesis.

Most of you know that once I get off the computer in the a.m. I rarely get back on until much much later. There are exceptions of course, but I had to get really militant with myself sometime back. As in setting a kitchen timer whenever I sat down before this thing. I get mesmerized, hypnotized. I alternately get inspired and depressed. I mean, just look at how prolific a group of folks we have here! Then go peruse pinterest and blogs. Oy. Makes me want to take all my scraps and throw them down the holler.
Told y'all that to let you know that I owe a few emails and pm's that I noticed this morning. I am such a morning person, that if it doesn't get done before noon, it is not gonna be happening in my universe.

Anyone watch Face Off?

Have a marvelous day.


SMILE

rebeccas-sewing
August 23rd, 2012, 06:57 AM
I don't think they have FACE OFF in London. What is it?

Oh, gosh, Blondie, I certainly hope we didn't offend anyone. I thought I made it pretty clear that I was only referring to folks who have cosmetic surgery for reasons of vanity. I feel so lucky to live in a time where this type of surgery has advanced to a point where it can help folks who really need it. An example of really needing it would be my sister-in-law who almost died in a really bad auto accident. Her face was slashed open along her jawline almost the entire length of one side of her face. Yes, she has a scar but it was patched up by a plastic surgeon so it's hardly noticeable.

Now, here's a question - what is the difference between a cosmetic surgeon and a plastic surgeon? For Jane Doe who wants to go from an A to a DD I would label her doctor a cosmetic surgeon. For my sister-in-law I would say she has plastic surgery to patch up her face. How does the word "plastic" equate to this specialty? Is the new term "cosmetic" and the old term "plastic." Shoot now I've got to go and google it.

Anyway, dear friends, forgive me if I offended anyone.

Happy Birthday, Cyndi!! Hope it's a fun one!

Jean Sewing Machine
August 23rd, 2012, 06:59 AM
For me, it's TGIT! Last day of the work week! Whooppee, because the last two weeks have been rugged, trying to get the school year off to a start. It's going, with a sputtering start.

Got to finish one of my favorite type of quilts last night, jelly roll race quilt. This one is realy made of different fabric, I'll take a picture and post it later today, once it's light and I take a picture of it. I'm down to two finished tops that need quilting, plus umpteen partially done projects.

Happy birthday, Cyndi! Funny how those numbers add up! My second child had a birthday yesterday, he turned 45. He's beginning to dread saying those numbers, and I really am disliking the number I'm facing in a few weeks. But as my 80+ year old neighbor says, " Anyday I wake up above ground is a good day!". That's a good way to look at it!

rebeccas-sewing
August 23rd, 2012, 07:01 AM
Jean - "Any day I wake up above ground is a good day!" Let's certainly hope none of us wake up under ground!" Now that's a terrifying thought! LOL

rebeccas-sewing
August 23rd, 2012, 07:04 AM
MEDICAL SURGERY TODAY says, and I quote:

Plastic surgery has two branches, cosmetic surgery and reconstructive plastic surgery. Cosmetic surgery is concerned with improving the aesthetic appearance of a person, while plastic surgery may include this, or just the reconstruction (reconstructive surgery). Reconstructive plastic surgery is concerned with improving function; however, it may also involve trying to approximate normal appearance, but that is not its primary function. Reconstructive plastic surgery is often referred as simply reconstructive surgery.

"Some parts of the world completely separate cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery and term cosmetic surgery as elective surgery, non-essential surgery, surgery which the patient chooses to have; while plastic surgery is understood to mean surgery to reconstruct or improve appearance after injury or illness.

Okay, I am now exiting this thread.

Lisaau
August 23rd, 2012, 07:13 AM
ooh dont say that rebecca thats one of my greatest fears

Monique
August 23rd, 2012, 07:17 AM
Good morning all. Blondie, I would be tired too after all that. Rest up today if you can.

I did more quilting on the baby quilt. Can't wait to get that finished. Decided, today I will go to Kingston to see the girls. They move next week, so I will help with last minute details. AND get a baby fix in there. I will be back Sunday. Hubby and I are going to take a couple days for a little trip. Can't decide where to go. Lake George? NY State Fair? Any suggestions? Upstate NY, Vermont those areas. Don't want to go too far.

I am trying to decide what to make for Christmas gifts this year. I do have a pattern for a Christmas card holder and some little coasters you use on your wine glass.

That is what I have on my plate for the next few days. Y'all have a wonderful day now, ya hear!!

Happy birthday, Cyndi!

NanaB
August 23rd, 2012, 07:22 AM
Good morning, all. Sounds like yesterday was a good day for me to be out of the house and off the computer all day. Sometimes when I post I wonder if I have said what I (in my heart) intended and if it was 'heard' as I intended it. I never intend to hurt anyone with anything I post. Blondie, sorry we missed each other yesterday. Would have LOVED to meet you. Hubs went to orthopedist (?) yesterday. He turns 65 in November (hubs, not doctor!), and he thinks he wants knee replacement. I told him he needed to call a doctor because I didn't think one was going to knock on the front door and ask if anyone in the house needs knee surgery!! Anyway, he got a shot of cortizone (sp) and was told to check back in 3 months. He would like to get surgery (if necessary) prior to retirement. I'm fighting a cold/allergy/sinus stuff and feel miserable. Teeth hurt, nose runny, sneezing, etc. BUT, I'm above ground!!! Happy Birthday, Cyndi. Hope you have a wonderful day. See everyone tomorrow!!!

Loonwatcher
August 23rd, 2012, 07:48 AM
Good morning all. Happy Bday Cyndi!

Back to work for me today. Not looking forward to it. Going to find a full in basket, things out of place, etc....a nightmare.

Had a wonderful trip to Alaska. Weather was gloomy and raining the whole time but that didn't stop us except our flight seeing trip around McKinley was cancelled and we never did get to see the mountain at all due to the clouds. Didn't get to go to Denali National park either. Guess we just have to go back sometime. Scenery was amazing. I'll post a few pictures as soon as I figure out how to get them off my iPad and onto my PC so I can resize them. I thought I could just transfer them with iTunes but that didn't work.

Have a great day.

bobw103
August 23rd, 2012, 07:54 AM
Well it has to be Thursday already Blondie because it is the day that I am going to the Great Minnesota Get Together...the state fair. A great day of yummy food grazing-beware chubby liver you and I are gonna have quite the day (yes I have been diagnosed with a fatty liver...sheesh).
Have a good day all and tomorrow it is back to the fabric.
Bobbi

MRoy
August 23rd, 2012, 08:02 AM
Good morning and Happy Birthday Cyndi! Nothing exciting going on here. Jean, I like your friend's attitude and agree 100%. I have QVC on the TV and they're advertising Christmas shopping for tomorrow. It'll be here before we know it.

Prayers for all who need them and happy thoughts for everyone else!

Lisaau
August 23rd, 2012, 08:08 AM
Nancy email the photos to yourself from my our ipad and get them on your PC..............l do it all the time especially with recipes l email them from my pc and retrieve them on my ipad and use it in the kitchen no need to print the recipe

Bubby
August 23rd, 2012, 08:24 AM
Good Morning,

Everyone seems to be up early today. DH let me sleep until 5:30.

Happy Birthday, Cyndi!!!

I got a wonderful jellyroll from M* yesterday that I will turn into a JRR quilt for DD once I decide on the accent color to attach onto the end of each strip. I'm leaning toward red. I have so-o-o many UFO's to work on. I may spend the afternoon with Lola (my new machine). When I ordered her I thought I would just use the embroidery for making quilt labels, but I find I really like doing machine embroidery. The patterns on the internet are endless and fantastic!

I need to get DH off to work and get Miss Molly her breakfast so she can go back to bed. Will check in later....Hugs, Barb

bkthomas
August 23rd, 2012, 08:31 AM
Well, I am all caught up on my Craftsy BOM's and I would have posted pics but my DD cannot find the adapter she uses to get them from my phone to my computer. She has not yet un-packed the box from her desk from the move that never was yet. Sorry, I feel like such a tease....but soon I hope, really can hardly wait to show them to you because two of them are Dresdens (traditional - one of my favorites- and modern wheel) and my 1st Ohio Star and a double Star - I like how they turned out.

The time is going by fast - my Grands go back to school Monday then Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas all ready!!! Oy yoy yoy!!!
I need to go to bed!

Happy Birthday Cyndiofthevortex!!!

see, green I remembered!

Lonna
August 23rd, 2012, 08:39 AM
Good Morning all,

Sounds as if everyone has a full day planned. I know here Wayne has a CAT Scan this morning, his mother has appt to have x-rays done on her back this morning, my manager Jay has a Dr. appt this afternoon and my brother Michael has his disabilty hearing this afternoon, me I will be sitting in my little office all day. It is my quite time of the month I try to look busy when there is not much to do.

Cyndi Happy Birthday, everyone else has a wonderful day also.

Patrice
August 23rd, 2012, 09:01 AM
good morning all. My summer vacation is about over. Tomorrow is meet and greet. Next week I work without the kids and then the following Tues school will start. I guess I need it to get me off this thing. I have not sewed for a few weeks now. For some reason I have been in the mood to read and have been going crazy with it. And then there is Pinterest..lol My DIL wants to get together about once a month and do a craft together that we have pinned. So I have been pinning away. Hubby and I have started back on weight watchers. Not going to the meetings. We know what to do by now. We have a bet with our son who will be back home in november to see which of us has lost the most or reached our goal. He sealed his weight in an envelope and hid it somewhere here in the house. I think we are going thrift shopping today to look for stuff for my crafts. Hope all has a Blessed day :)

CrazyMtnLady
August 23rd, 2012, 09:42 AM
Good morning all. So many are up early today. It is a beautiful morning. The "kids" got here about 7:30 last night. We got their huge tent set up and then they really chowed down. I smoked a ham, made baked sweet potatoes and baked russets too so they could have their choice and I had a HUGE salad with tons and tons of fixings to go on it. Our niece said it was like going to a salad bar.
MIL's surgery was delayed until tomorrow morning because of her platelet levels.

Waiting for the kids to get up then I will make a big breakfast and enjoy the day with them.

Hugs and prayers!

CYNDI, I wish you a very
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Sandy Navas
August 23rd, 2012, 10:11 AM
Good Morning,

Everyone seems to be up early today. DH let me sleep until 5:30.

Happy Birthday, Cyndi!!!

I got a wonderful jellyroll from M* yesterday that I will turn into a JRR quilt for DD once I decide on the accent color to attach onto the end of each strip. I'm leaning toward red. I have so-o-o many UFO's to work on. I may spend the afternoon with Lola (my new machine). When I ordered her I thought I would just use the embroidery for making quilt labels, but I find I really like doing machine embroidery. The patterns on the internet are endless and fantastic!

I need to get DH off to work and get Miss Molly her breakfast so she can go back to bed. Will check in later....Hugs, Barb

Just wait until Lola shows you how to do 'in-the-hoop' purses, bags, sacks, tags, etc. You will be astonished!!! Put zippers in those bags and everyone wants to know how you did it.

Sandy Navas
August 23rd, 2012, 10:18 AM
HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CYNDI!!

Oh, I'm about burned out already. My DSIL (brother's wife) is quite a talker and I sat next to her at lunch yesterday. I am so glad that I can escape from voices today.

Off to drop off some things at the DAV store, visit Mom and then search for a new iron - one without automatic shut-off. Then Emily wants to WORK for me this afternoon - so she's going to go with me to vacuum my car and she'll clean the inside windows, etc. Then hopefully I can get her to do the inside windows in the house, too. I manage to wind up with little nose prints, finger prints about 2 foot from the floor, and a few doggie slobbers now and then.

Al and I went over to DDs last night to see what the kids are doing in school. Zoe and Rita are terribly excited about the things they are learning. It was great fun to see Rita counting money.

Gonna run before I get myself in trouble today. Hope you all can have some good news, peace, healing, and RAIN.

aliaslaceygreen
August 23rd, 2012, 10:21 AM
It's Thursday so I can remember to stop by and say HI! I have been on again/off again with days off, trying like heck to finish using up vacation before it expires on Sept 1...
I have actually been doing the TINIEST bit of quilting and hope to finish a new baby quilt for a former co-worker, who had a big girl (10 lbs) on Friday....

THEN, I have Layla for 2.5 days and THEN we are squeezing a quick trip in to Virginia beach overnight....
I have two ridiculously silly videos of Miss Laylabug in the swimming pool on Facebook, but don't want to load it over here (even if I could)... If you want to see them, go to my FB page
https://www.facebook.com/trishcaseygreen?ref=tn_tnmn
and scroll back to last Friday, the 17th, there are two videos.... (and I will friend you, as well... I THINK you may be able to see them without it, though.... if you are on FB)... If you do, and it works, let me know by commenting... I've never attempted this cross-pollination before!

OK...off to QUILT!!! Have a WONDERFUL Thursday!

MayinJerset
August 23rd, 2012, 10:31 AM
Glad someone reminded me it's Thursday already as this week has flown and I didn't get much done. Yesterday we did a big food shopping and later I painted an old full size headboard. It was too dark for the guest bedroom and it's white now and fits in better with the old quilt I have on the bed. Touching that quilt is about the only quilty thing I've done in the past few weeks.

DH and I have been sleeping late the past few days and by the time we are ready to go out and do some weeding it's too hot. Not that we spend too much time weeding, about 1/2 to 3/4's of an hour is tops for us old timers. Guess that's why we never finished weeding the flower/shrub backyard bed this summer, by the time we get to one end it was time to begin again at the other end. Want to get this done before ASAP so I can spend my time working on a quilt for my granddaughter who lives in CA, that's less tiring than weeding and certainly more pleasant. May in Jersey

Lisaau
August 23rd, 2012, 10:37 AM
ok l'll be the dumb ausise and ask Donna but anyone can answer what are "Russetts????"..........Happy Birthday Cindi

quiltingtrish
August 23rd, 2012, 10:37 AM
Happy Birthday CYNDI - hope it is a super duper of a day for you and it is just as wonderful as you!!!!!
Be back in a few!!
Hugs,

cyndiofthevortex
August 23rd, 2012, 10:57 AM
THANK YOU all for the Happy Birthday greetings! I am very happy about all of them!

No big plans for today. DD Bethany has an adoption meeting tonight (she is infertile and desperately wants more kids) so I am babysitting for her two adopted sons. I'm also in charge of a giant library book sale and we are sorting and organizing books this afternoon. Maybe someone will bring a cake! I love books and the boys so it will be a nice day. I do hope to sew this morning. I have a great idea for finishing up a UFO and want to see if it will work. Have a happy day, everyone, in honor of my 53rd birthday!

Sandy Navas
August 23rd, 2012, 11:10 AM
ok l'll be the dumb ausise and ask Donna but anyone can answer what are "Russetts????"..........Happy Birthday Cindi


Russets are a white potato - sometimes called Idaho potatoes or baking potatoes

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and very good with lots of fresh butter, salt and pepper, sour cream and chives. YUM!!

Lisaau
August 23rd, 2012, 11:24 AM
See told ya l was a dumb Aussie...DUH!!!!...Thanks (((((((sandy)))))

janluna
August 23rd, 2012, 12:03 PM
Cyndi, Have a very happy birthday! May your day be blessed. I know your Mother's was. Congratulations on another trip around the sun!
I haven't been to bed yet! And I'm not sleepy either. Oh well, hopefully, I'll sleep tonight. I'm going to start cleaning up my Sewing/bird/ 3 season room. I don't know why my DH calls it a 3 season room. It has heat in it and we use it year round! He had a vision when he built it I guess. Men! I guess we confuse them at times too. lol
Rfree, loved the photos of the cowboy and his quilt. He looked so happy. You all did a wonderful job on it! Watch, I'll probably not clean at all. I'll be finishing my Christmas JRR.
Love, Hugs, and Prayers, Jan L.

sewbizzy
August 23rd, 2012, 12:14 PM
Good Morning All!!! I am a late riser, because I stay up late watching some TV in bed or reading....last night was reading...
I did get quite a few pieces done for the shop yesterday...
I love this time of the year...starting to be cooler in the mornings and evenings here---like early fall!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CYNDI!!!

Hugs and Blessings to all!!!

EnumclawGramma
August 23rd, 2012, 12:25 PM
Happy Thursday and Happy Birthday Cyndi!

I've been up for hours but just now feeling like I can type with any sense here! It's an overcast day which is good because DD has been doing some major work in my backyard. Yesterday she and my Grandaughter overhauled one of our 3 ponds. It's looks BEAUTIFUL! So she'll have a nice cool day to continue on her task. Today is registration day for 7th Graders...so they'll be gone awhile for that too. I plan on finishing up the FMQing on the quilt I'm making for my DIL and get the binding on. I really need to cross that WIP off my list and move on! My SIL is moving in with us. She's getting to the point where she just can't live alone anymore, and she's always been VERY special to my DH and I. It's going to be a busy couple of weekends getting her moved out of her current home and into ours but we will hopefully have some good strong help! I am VERY thankful I have a home big enough for all. DD and DGD also live here.

I guess that's about it from my little corner of the world. Hugs and prayers for all in need. Do something FUN today!

lilmouse
August 23rd, 2012, 01:02 PM
Happy Birthday Cyndi.....hope you have many more! I haven't done much yet...taking it slow and easy...feeling a little better every day....I hate getting old....inside I feel in my 30's and outside feel like gravity is no longer my friend! Everything is headed south! LOL I did a little cutting yesterday, printed off the pattern Katies Quilt...did some reading and not much else...being lazy is hard work for me.....but I am slowly getting there; a little at a time!

Madeforyouinma11
August 23rd, 2012, 01:21 PM
Good morning all. Happy Bday Cyndi!

Back to work for me today. Not looking forward to it. Going to find a full in basket, things out of place, etc....a nightmare.

Had a wonderful trip to Alaska. Weather was gloomy and raining the whole time but that didn't stop us except our flight seeing trip around McKinley was cancelled and we never did get to see the mountain at all due to the clouds. Didn't get to go to Denali National park either. Guess we just have to go back sometime. Scenery was amazing. I'll post a few pictures as soon as I figure out how to get them off my iPad and onto my PC so I can resize them. I thought I could just transfer them with iTunes but that didn't work.

Have a great day.

I transfer pic off my iPad and iPhone to my pc all the time. When you plug it in, the iTunes shows up, but for me I reduce that page and behind it there is another smaller page that asks what you want to do with your pics. I always pic the windows option and throw them in my folder. Might be different on each pc. Good luck

janluna
August 23rd, 2012, 01:26 PM
Blondie, I read yesterday's messages and I don't see where you did anything wrong. I loved what everyone had to say about their "over shoulder boulder holders"! I don't wear one either. Like everyone else I only wear one if I'm having company or going out. And as for makeup, I gave up on that too and also dyeing my hair to hide the grey. I earned every one of them, I'm going to show all that grey off! Take me as I am or go away. Like Cyndi, I go barefoot until it snows. Then I wear big fuzzy slippers. The rest of the time I wear men's 6XLT tee shirts. They go almost to my knees. Love them!!! Now, if I have to get dressed with all the accoutrements, I can't wait to get home and get them off. I haven't shopped for real clothes in a while. Who needs them!?! I can't remember the last time I wore pantyhose and heels.
Sandy and Alison, you made me laugh out loud!!! Paula, I was president of my chapter too. Then I got fat and I "blossomed" until gravity took over. Now I'm loosing weight. And they will be long and skinny and I'll have to roll them up and stuff them in my bra like a pair of socks when I go out. Ask me if I care! But anyway, Blondie, you did nothing wrong! Hugs, Jan L.

HandsOffItsMine
August 23rd, 2012, 02:29 PM
Alooooooha!

Up half the night, fell back to sleep after 4, up at 6:30 after some weird dreams. Hit the REM stage, good for Fibro, bad when the dreams are disturbing. Ugh!

Cyndi, Happy BDay! Have a wonderful day with the grandsons and those books. Love both too!

Doctor's appt. - six month checkup - way down there! So we're switching from boobs to "Fine China". LOL Due to Mom's C at 49, it's been that way since I was 29, C hit me at 37, still continues every six month. Fine China doesn't like it but hey if you want to make it "any day above ground, is a good day" a girl's got to do, what a girl's got to do!

After that, sandwich Lily's quit. I had to design a pieced back for her quilt, decided a solid back wasn't the way to go for that heart/hello luscious quilt. Like how it's coming together. :)

In the evenings, I've been English Paper piecing Penny Hexi Flowers, in "Happy Colors" per Mommy Kat's request. Kat doesn't know about it, just that Mommy has made statements that Penny's color palette is happier than she originally envisioned. Oma aims to please. Thanks to Bubby/Barb's recommendations on needles, it's going really well. My OCD does come out and I can't just work with one color thread working them together. TG I have about 40 Connecting Thread colors LOL to match up the fabrics with. hehe

Happy Day to all, got to hit the road...

SuzyQue
August 23rd, 2012, 02:32 PM
With school starting again around here, I missed yesterday's post...but will go check it out now. It will be harder for me to work in much computer chatter....time gets limited this part of the year. Daughter is moved to college and happy to be back in her little world. Hubby has started corn harvest.....a month or more early....and it is very diminished. I haven't laid out the Dresden yet, but hope to get to it today. I have a couple of little wall hangings that I want to quilt up first on regular machine. The days fill up, but I feel so blessed!

I saw the most amazing thing yesterday afternoon. I wish I had had time to take a photo, but it came and went so quickly! It was what I will call a corn tornado. I was sweeping the front porch and watering the sad little plants, when I looked up and saw the most amazing thing......the wind was swirling above the neighbor's corn field and lifting the huge corn leaves up with it. It looked like a giant tornado of just corn leaves.....or a giant spiral staircase to heaven of just corn leaves. It was huge and very dark against the light blue sky, looking like it rose all the way to the bottom of the fluffy white cloud! It was turning counter clockwise, which makes sense with the heat and wind of these days. It was beautiful and awesome! So wish I had a pic! I hope everyone has a terrific day. Happy Birthday, Cyndi! Hugs and prayers!

quiltingtrish
August 23rd, 2012, 02:46 PM
I'm back. While I was typing earlier, in my pj's and wasn't ready for the day, like Blondie says you should be - a friend called and asked for help with binding. So, quick jumped in the shower, threw my clothes on and we spent over 2 hours talking and enjoying our visit.

Lovely day out there. Need to check the weather and see if it's going to rain on Sunday. If it does, need to make a trip to Dad's to mow before that.

Offend anyone Blondie? I don't think so - I thought it was all funny. If it does offend anyone, they don't have to read the thread. Noone is forcing anyone to hit the button.
Suppose I am average, but I like to go without most of the time too. Looks like a concensus there! Make-up, nope, never wear it. My grandfather told me I was too beautiful to worry about that. So, there you go!

Well, all, I have 2 pictures and a curtain to hang today. If I do it when no one is home, I won't get any smart remarks. Then I have backgrounds to work on. Or, maybe, since we need OUR grass mowed and DH blew up the riding mower over 2 weeks ago - I might try to pull out the really, really old one we have that doesn't have a motor - it's called 'you push it and it cuts' - well, we'll see if I have enough strength to push it.

Have a good day all~
Hugs,

buckeyequilter
August 23rd, 2012, 03:18 PM
Good afternoon....

Been a busy week for me...hope the week-end is calmer. I was with mom and the family yesterday and we finally got her settled in a nice nursing home that she wanted to go to. I live about 40 minutes away from mom. Tomorrow is her first round of chemo and it's going to be done about 2 minutes from where I work, because they don't do it at the hospital where she lives. I'm going to leave work and go see her before then come back to work (they said it will take about 3 hours). Then after work, if she's still there, I will stop in and see her.

I showed mom the quilt top yesterday and she told me "when you get that finished and put a label on it bring it to the nursing home and put it on my bed" :) She was in such good spirits yesterday that it's hard to believe that she's as ill as she is.

My family and I are so bad....yesterday we snuck food into mom's hospital room. Mom is on some sort of a cardiac (or something) diet. My brother is home from SC and yesterday was his birthday....it's been years and years since mom has seen him ON his birthday. So I decided we needed a cake. In the mean time, my other brother and his wife took a McD's fish sandwich to mom. By the time mom ate the sandwich and cake - it was almost time for mom's lunch and my brother said "ok..now we have to eat mom's lunch for her". Then last night my brother took some pop tarts to the nursing home for her. This may be the last birthday mom gets to spend with one of her kids - so I figure she should be able to enjoy that (as much as she can).

On the boob topic....doesn't offend me - it's a natural part of us. I don't like mine confined either - but have to, most of the time.

Well have to run...have a wonderful day everyone! Prayers and hugs to all.

Granny Judy
August 23rd, 2012, 04:19 PM
No offense taken with anyone's comments yesterday or today... It's part of life and learning to live with what we're given.. Or so My Granny would say. I'll have to make this short as I have a cat on my lap who insists on getting her scratches and rubs. If I don't then she "walks all over me" and will bite if ignored.

Happy Birthday, Cyndi!! I hope you get spoiled...

I'm doing well.. figured out one of my meds was working against me and making my body do weird/gross things. So I switched it out for a lighter dose. Enjoying the cooler weather with sit outs on the gossip bench in my front yard, soaking up some "rays" and drinking juices. Getting caught up on the neighbors and whats happening in this area.

I watched Face Off... lots of talent there with their make up skills. Turning regular folks into beasts, beauties and sci-fi folks. This batch of peeps should be fun to watch as they struggle thru each challenge.

Hugs and prayers going out to all.

Blondie
August 23rd, 2012, 04:25 PM
Hi everyone!
Surprise! I am off a bit early today from the salon; got dinner in the oven. I am going to a JV Football game tonite with my future SIL. My DD is out of town for the next few days and the poor fella is kinda down in the mouth. He has two sons, one who is the JV player. His boys call me Grandma which I find amusing and endearing. Anyhoo, hubs will be home too late to make it to the game and I told Stevie I would go and keep him company. Tomorrow nite he will eat dinner with us. Must take care of all my babies, even the grown men with teen age sons type of babies.

Jan, thanks and thanks to others for the emails and pm's of concern. I will add that the messages I got were not from regulars of our happy little universe. Anyone who reads these threads on a daily basis knows that we are a very loving and supportive group of people who feel deeply for each other. We pray, make quilts, blocks, swap, in other words, WE UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER. Also, I got kind of dressed down because I was being what I consider "politically correct". Ooops, I have NEVER been or done anything correctly. Just look at me. My photo albums literally scream out "Iimperfection Abounding, Come on in." Since posting my caveat this morning, then coming home to some hateful vents, I believe we have a few trolls and I will forward that on to our techie guy. No biggie. Just some folks really need to discover what real joy and friendship is all about! I mean, who couldn't love us? All of my sisters here are as blonde as I am!

janluna
August 23rd, 2012, 04:34 PM
Shirley, It was a special day for your Mom, and for all of you "kids"! You supported your Mom, and each other, and had fun doing it! I bet she laughed more than she has in a while. She probably felt like a kid sneaking a candy bar behind the teacher's back, and right now she so needs that! My Mom was also in a nursing home. Everyone was extra special to her, because I worked there, in the ER. They would let her think she was sneaking her beloved pop corn. She talked another resident into helping her and the too of them were happy as Larks! Even when they had smoke billowing out of the Microwave cause they pushed the start button too many times. That put excitement into everyone's lives! They were a pair. I wouldn't have changed it for the world. She had a friend to get into trouble with, I saw her everyday, and it was worth the fun she had. She had had a stroke, was paralyzed on the left side, and she only had 19% of her heart working. I lost her the day after Valentine's Day in 1991. It was worth every case of pop corn we gave to the floor she was on. I don't think she realized that the pop corn never ran out, for anyone on the floor she was on! As long as it was hidden in her secret place, (put there every night by the nurses) she was a happy camper. The nurses were wonderful. If a patient had a beer every night at home and he missed it, they would get the Doc to order "Beer, 12 oz Qd" Translated, that was 1 beer, 12 0z. per day. If someone missed pizza, or a special dinner they could only get at a certain restaurant they would write the order for once a week and one of the nurses or aides would pick it up on the way in. I really love Clifton Springs Hospital and Clinic. They were just so conscious of making the patients feel at home and made them feel needed and wanted. And they had fun doing it. They loved those patients so much and never forgot they were people first and diseases way down on the list. Don't get me wrong, they took really good care of them medically, but just never forgot they had feelings, needs, desires. And they treated everyone the same way. If they didn't have family who cared enough to show up, They would spend their own money on Birthday cakes and gifts or Christmas presents or What ever they celebrated.
So, you did good and it won't hurt the disease or the chemo if your Mom gets a treat now and then. Especially, if she has to sneak it! Hugs, and Prayers, Jan L.

K. McEuen
August 23rd, 2012, 04:41 PM
Shirley, it would have been funny if the nurse walked in while everyone was eating your mom's lunch. The woman would have thought you all were just terrible for not letting your mom have any food, and none of you could have said a word for fear of getting in trouble for sneaking!

Blondie, some people just need to get over themselves.

Judy! I was sort of wondering where you'd gotten off to last night. Hadn't seen anything out of you since Monday. Hope you've got your meds all straightened out.

Jean Sewing Machine
August 23rd, 2012, 04:46 PM
Well it has to be Thursday already Blondie because it is the day that I am going to the Great Minnesota Get Together...the state fair. A great day of yummy food grazing-beware chubby liver you and I are gonna have quite the day (yes I have been diagnosed with a fatty liver...sheesh).
Have a good day all and tomorrow it is back to the fabric.
Bobbi Did you hear about the new Iowa State Fair delicacy? Bacon wrapped hot dog dipped in batter and deep fried! Got to use those Iowa products! Last year it was deep fried butter. Who cares about the destruction to your waistline! Have fun at the fair!

janluna
August 23rd, 2012, 04:53 PM
Oh Blondie, I am so sorry you had to go through that!! I guess they don't know what Sista Hood is all about! I am so sorry for them. Don't you change an iota because of "them" who ever "them" is. We all love you and You and Sandy are our fearless leaders! So "them" should take a chill pill and live, laugh and let the guard down. It would do "them" a world of good and they might crack a smile. Love you my fearless leader! I pledge myself to thee!
LOLOLO. Forgive me, I haven't slept since more than 30 hours ago. And , yes Leader Navas, to you I also pledge also! What other politically incorrect thing can we discuss? How about Menopause? Love you guys! Jan L.

quiltingtrish
August 23rd, 2012, 05:05 PM
OK - this old style of mowing is WORK! Did I mention that we have 2 acres to mow? And it's not flat? It goes UP and DOWN, it's the UP part that's the killer. Not steep UP, but regardless, it's UP. The front is done so I am working on the side yard. Then, there is the back. I had to come in and take a break. Actually I have had about 10 breaks. haha!!!!!! Must get another drink of water. We just don't have the $200. or more to get the riding one fixed. And, the doctor did say yesterday I should exercise. So, there ya go! I just remind myself I am lucky I am not using a sickle, so it could be worse.

Got my wind back. Gotta go. OH - DH is home. Maybe he has enough energy to help.

Hugs,

Blondie
August 23rd, 2012, 05:11 PM
Now that my mind is at rest because you are figuring out the meds - c'mon down here and sit on the gossip bench with me.
Somehow, I knew you would like Face Off. Was I ever thrilled that Joe walked away the first night. I don't think I could've handled seeing him week after week. Whew!

No offense taken with anyone's comments yesterday or today... It's part of life and learning to live with what we're given.. Or so My Granny would say. I'll have to make this short as I have a cat on my lap who insists on getting her scratches and rubs. If I don't then she "walks all over me" and will bite if ignored.

Happy Birthday, Cyndi!! I hope you get spoiled...

I'm doing well.. figured out one of my meds was working against me and making my body do weird/gross things. So I switched it out for a lighter dose. Enjoying the cooler weather with sit outs on the gossip bench in my front yard, soaking up some "rays" and drinking juices. Getting caught up on the neighbors and whats happening in this area.

I watched Face Off... lots of talent there with their make up skills. Turning regular folks into beasts, beauties and sci-fi folks. This batch of peeps should be fun to watch as they struggle thru each challenge.

Hugs and prayers going out to all.

Blondie
August 23rd, 2012, 05:13 PM
Jan, I know how you feel with the lack of sleep. Oh, I can think of all sorts of politically incorrect things to discuss. I betcha that our Klaisen can too as well as any other hairdresser. I should keep a journal, lol. I am always amazed at some of the topics of discussion that flow in the salon. There is something to getting older and being free to be you and free to be me. LOL.



Oh Blondie, I am so sorry you had to go through that!! I guess they don't know what Sista Hood is all about! I am so sorry for them. Don't you change an iota because of "them" who ever "them" is. We all love you and You and Sandy are our fearless leaders! So "them" should take a chill pill and live, laugh and let the guard down. It would do "them" a world of good and they might crack a smile. Love you my fearless leader! I pledge myself to thee!
LOLOLO. Forgive me, I haven't slept since more than 30 hours ago. And , yes Leader Navas, to you I also pledge also! What other politically incorrect thing can we discuss? How about Menopause? Love you guys! Jan L.

EnumclawGramma
August 23rd, 2012, 05:26 PM
Hi everyone!
Surprise! I am off a bit early today from the salon; got dinner in the oven. I am going to a JV Football game tonite with my future SIL. My DD is out of town for the next few days and the poor fella is kinda down in the mouth. He has two sons, one who is the JV player. His boys call me Grandma which I find amusing and endearing. Anyhoo, hubs will be home too late to make it to the game and I told Stevie I would go and keep him company. Tomorrow nite he will eat dinner with us. Must take care of all my babies, even the grown men with teen age sons type of babies.

Jan, thanks and thanks to others for the emails and pm's of concern. I will add that the messages I got were not from regulars of our happy little universe. Anyone who reads these threads on a daily basis knows that we are a very loving and supportive group of people who feel deeply for each other. We pray, make quilts, blocks, swap, in other words, WE UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER. Also, I got kind of dressed down because I was being what I consider "politically correct". Ooops, I have NEVER been or done anything correctly. Just look at me. My photo albums literally scream out "Iimperfection Abounding, Come on in." Since posting my caveat this morning, then coming home to some hateful vents, I believe we have a few trolls and I will forward that on to our techie guy. No biggie. Just some folks really need to discover what real joy and friendship is all about! I mean, who couldn't love us? All of my sisters here are as blonde as I am!


UGH....OY VEY! I get so tired of having to be so politically correct "out there" with all the "regular people". Know what I mean? I've always really enjoyed the banter and funny conversations we all get into here. Often I'll be sitting here reading and LOL and everyone in the room here at home looks at me like "WHAT?" It's like I've just been told a private joke and they.....just wouldn't get it! I hope whoever is givin' you a hard time, Blondie dear, doesn't change a thing about the way you come across here. I for one thoroughly enjoy you and your morning posts, you have NEVER offended me in any way (and I am a PRUDE, just ask my daughter!)

stitching woman
August 23rd, 2012, 05:52 PM
Anyone who knows our Blondie knows she is one of the most loving and giving people on here. Too bad some people don't recognize funny conversations and banter for what it is. Don't change Blondie love you the way you are.

bkthomas
August 23rd, 2012, 08:22 PM
Hi everyone!
Surprise! I am off a bit early today from the salon; got dinner in the oven. I am going to a JV Football game tonite with my future SIL. My DD is out of town for the next few days and the poor fella is kinda down in the mouth. He has two sons, one who is the JV player. His boys call me Grandma which I find amusing and endearing. Anyhoo, hubs will be home too late to make it to the game and I told Stevie I would go and keep him company. Tomorrow nite he will eat dinner with us. Must take care of all my babies, even the grown men with teen age sons type of babies.

Jan, thanks and thanks to others for the emails and pm's of concern. I will add that the messages I got were not from regulars of our happy little universe. Anyone who reads these threads on a daily basis knows that we are a very loving and supportive group of people who feel deeply for each other. We pray, make quilts, blocks, swap, in other words, WE UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER. Also, I got kind of dressed down because I was being what I consider "politically correct". Ooops, I have NEVER been or done anything correctly. Just look at me. My photo albums literally scream out "Iimperfection Abounding, Come on in." Since posting my caveat this morning, then coming home to some hateful vents, I believe we have a few trolls and I will forward that on to our techie guy. No biggie. Just some folks really need to discover what real joy and friendship is all about! I mean, who couldn't love us? All of my sisters here are as blonde as I am!

Wow, sorry to hear that! Blondie,I think highly of you - you're sweet considerate and down to earth. ....and you seem to handle everything with such grace...again sorry anyone had words with you!

bkthomas
August 23rd, 2012, 08:31 PM
With school starting again around here, I missed yesterday's post...but will go check it out now. It will be harder for me to work in much computer chatter....time gets limited this part of the year. Daughter is moved to college and happy to be back in her little world. Hubby has started corn harvest.....a month or more early....and it is very diminished. I haven't laid out the Dresden yet, but hope to get to it today. I have a couple of little wall hangings that I want to quilt up first on regular machine. The days fill up, but I feel so blessed!

I saw the most amazing thing yesterday afternoon. I wish I had had time to take a photo, but it came and went so quickly! It was what I will call a corn tornado. I was sweeping the front porch and watering the sad little plants, when I looked up and saw the most amazing thing......the wind was swirling above the neighbor's corn field and lifting the huge corn leaves up with it. It looked like a giant tornado of just corn leaves.....or a giant spiral staircase to heaven of just corn leaves. It was huge and very dark against the light blue sky, looking like it rose all the way to the bottom of the fluffy white cloud! It was turning counter clockwise, which makes sense with the heat and wind of these days. It was beautiful and awesome! So wish I had a pic! I hope everyone has a terrific day. Happy Birthday, Cyndi! Hugs and prayers!

Too bad you couldn't get a picture of that - that would have been awesome to see!

Claire Hallman
August 23rd, 2012, 08:48 PM
Ooooh that sounds so good. As a kid we made hot dogs split with cheese in the middle and then wrapped in bacon, so good. I need one of those artery cloggers soon.

aliaslaceygreen
August 23rd, 2012, 09:30 PM
Jan that nursing home sounds like such a wonderful group of people...it's good to know that kind of care is out there!
TFS,

Trish



Shirley, It was a special day for your Mom, and for all of you "kids"! You supported your Mom, and each other, and had fun doing it! I bet she laughed more than she has in a while. She probably felt like a kid sneaking a candy bar behind the teacher's back, and right now she so needs that! My Mom was also in a nursing home. Everyone was extra special to her, because I worked there, in the ER. They would let her think she was sneaking her beloved pop corn. She talked another resident into helping her and the too of them were happy as Larks! Even when they had smoke billowing out of the Microwave cause they pushed the start button too many times. That put excitement into everyone's lives! They were a pair. I wouldn't have changed it for the world. She had a friend to get into trouble with, I saw her everyday, and it was worth the fun she had. She had had a stroke, was paralyzed on the left side, and she only had 19% of her heart working. I lost her the day after Valentine's Day in 1991. It was worth every case of pop corn we gave to the floor she was on. I don't think she realized that the pop corn never ran out, for anyone on the floor she was on! As long as it was hidden in her secret place, (put there every night by the nurses) she was a happy camper. The nurses were wonderful. If a patient had a beer every night at home and he missed it, they would get the Doc to order "Beer, 12 oz Qd" Translated, that was 1 beer, 12 0z. per day. If someone missed pizza, or a special dinner they could only get at a certain restaurant they would write the order for once a week and one of the nurses or aides would pick it up on the way in. I really love Clifton Springs Hospital and Clinic. They were just so conscious of making the patients feel at home and made them feel needed and wanted. And they had fun doing it. They loved those patients so much and never forgot they were people first and diseases way down on the list. Don't get me wrong, they took really good care of them medically, but just never forgot they had feelings, needs, desires. And they treated everyone the same way. If they didn't have family who cared enough to show up, They would spend their own money on Birthday cakes and gifts or Christmas presents or What ever they celebrated.
So, you did good and it won't hurt the disease or the chemo if your Mom gets a treat now and then. Especially, if she has to sneak it! Hugs, and Prayers, Jan L.

Lisaau
August 23rd, 2012, 09:43 PM
Jan we could put sandy in a hula skirt and let her do a nekkid rain dance with the girls running free ........((((((((Blondie)))))))) tell em to get knotted !!! you take care.............

bkthomas
August 23rd, 2012, 09:48 PM
Lisa, You're sooo funny!

Sandy Navas
August 23rd, 2012, 10:04 PM
Ooooh that sounds so good. As a kid we made hot dogs split with cheese in the middle and then wrapped in bacon, so good. I need one of those artery cloggers soon.

I fixed these for two of my DGDs this evening and they both tried to tell me they also needed mac and cheese . . .

Sandy Navas
August 23rd, 2012, 10:06 PM
Jan we could put sandy in a hula skirt and let her do a nekkid rain dance with the girls running free ........((((((((Blondie)))))))) tell em to get knotted !!! you take care.............


You are only one of the reasons I love YOU so much . . .

Lisa, love, you need to start a thread and have all your Aussie neighbors chip in and tell us those wonderful 'buzz off' sayings from the Land of Oz.

Never heard 'get knotted' but LOVE IT.

EnumclawGramma
August 23rd, 2012, 11:01 PM
"Get Knotted" is one I'm sure I could use from time to time!

HandsOffItsMine
August 23rd, 2012, 11:34 PM
Jan we could put sandy in a hula skirt and let her do a nekkid rain dance with the girls running free ........((((((((Blondie)))))))) tell em to get knotted !!! you take care.............

LOL (((Lisa))) LOL, I'm going to use "get knotted." My thread got locked even though I was complaining on being a small business owner getting slammed by the President. It wasn't politically correct and was too political. Some complained and Bill/Al locked it after about 10 responses.

Supposedly the Forum also doesn't do Religion. I've read things that are so extreme on the "R" front, now if you want to go that left or right...to each her/his own. But if there isn't a stronger group of women/men on here that pray/reach to a higher spirit for others, then I don't know. We don't exclude anyone from chiming in on any of our threads, we reach out to all. God knows (yes, The Higher Man) that in the last months we have had some new members who have mentioned in short messages here and there, that they needed a kind word or a prayer, some encouragement beyond quilting and sewing. Someone on here listened and reached out. Soooo if you were one of those you got nasty with Blondie, shame on you! Or nasty with anyone directly on this Forum for that matter! Even if you disagree, there is a way to communicate this through PM without getting nasty and ugly. To anyone who did get nasty and ugly...get knotted! Or tie your boobies in a knot! And I say that lovingly! :)

sewmuchjan
August 24th, 2012, 12:22 AM
I am with Ruby, Jan L. and Lisa......get knotted..anyone messed with our Blondie!!!! We love each other here like family and can say and feel what we want or need and all of us will be there with a hug and a prayer. Then Blondie will be there with a smile and her down home humor!!! Sandy will step in with a good recipe for Ice!!! or one of her stories..I could go on and on..but ya'll get my drift!!

Love, Hugs, and Prayers for all of you.
Jan G.

janluna
August 24th, 2012, 03:40 AM
Oh guys, you all are just too funny!!! Either that or I'm wackier than bat poop! I think this computer ate my brain! Ok, I am really going to bed now. I am on some hour past 40 with no sleep. I have one thing to say....I love you all so much....all right two things.........LOLOLOLOLOLOOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLO L!!! Night!

Lisaau
August 24th, 2012, 05:37 AM
ROFL !!!! you guys crack me up l thought everyone said "get knotted"..its a polite way of saying "get stuffed" hahahahahahaha

Madeforyouinma11
August 24th, 2012, 02:15 PM
Wow! I read today's (Fridays) post and realized I needed to come back here and read the rest of this one. I never came back here yesterday. I am amazed that people could be so rude and nasty to one of the nicest people I have had the pleasure of meeting! Even if it is through cyber space I feel like I have gotten to know all of you in the short time that I've been here, and I have come to love you guys. One of the reasons I so enjoy our time here each day is that you can say anything that is on your mind and it's ok. Blondie, I'm so sorry you had to deal with the cold heart of these people. I personally hate clothes in general, wear as few as possible..except when absolutely necessary. I like to be free and comfy... Please don't stop having fun cause I personally look forward to the fun each and every day that comes from here with all of you wonderful people! None of us are rude, nasty or hurtful to anyone, we are just having fun, so NO WORRIES my dear.
LISA...you are too funny. Can't say I've heard "get knotted" or " get stuffed" but they are funny and may have to steal them on occasion. I've on many occasion used the term "get bent" which is what I would have liked to say to the nasty rude people that poked their noses where they don't belong!

Loonwatcher
August 24th, 2012, 05:14 PM
Nancy email the photos to yourself from my our ipad and get them on your PC..............l do it all the time especially with recipes l email them from my pc and retrieve them on my ipad and use it in the kitchen no need to print the recipe

I'm talking about over 400 photos. Emailing wouldn't work. But found my photo editing software would let me import them from the iPad.

Thanks anyway.

aqua-teal71
August 26th, 2012, 08:37 PM
Holy DooDoo! I just read your post and from what you wrote(wait for it)>>>>>>>>>>>>
You sound like a funny woman and just as cool to know;
My MIL went through breast cancer, and when the doctor said we can to a lumectomy, partial mast. or a whole breast removal,
she told him, take it all, i dont plan to be in any beauty contests any time soon. She is now a 8or 9 year survivor, and it just might have saved her from further surgeries. She turned 82 this August, and she is one tough woman. I like her more now than i did 30 years ago. I like your attitude and sense of humor. People like you are precious. Sorry for the long post, but you blew me away!!!!!!!