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Blondie
January 7th, 2013, 07:40 AM
Ok, I'll shut up already and start over. Starting off anything with Monday isn't ideal . . . here goes


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Happy Monday to you Folksies!
Let's share a cuppa and rally each other forward into the new week this new year. Here goes a big ol' bear hug. And another one. I feel like hibernating so here's another one for good measure!

I had an interesting weekend and it was quite satisfactory. I have hopes that my tiny little life will soon be back to normal; I think I mentioned last week that things seem upside down since just before Thanksgiving with all the running, holiday stuff, etc. Today will be my first week in a while that I do NOT have to do any running. That I am aware of. Yet. Next week will be spastic again but I have big hopes that I can get back downstairs and finish off a few things.

I have a few COC's in the works and have been working on a master list of projects to do. I was able to sit down a little bit last week and crank out a few blocks for the Farmer's Grand daughter but need to play a little catch up.

Sis and I had our girls night with Mom on Saturday. We made the poor dear sit and watch episode after episode of Downtown Abbey in an attempt to get her up to snuff since the third season began last night. I have dvr'ed it for viewing this morning; what a delightful pleasure this PBS series has been for me.

Many prayers to those who need it. Smiles follow.

Enjoy your day dear ones!

quilter.martha
January 7th, 2013, 08:28 AM
Hi ho, hi ho, its back to work I go. Today starts my crazy 3 1/2 months of tax season. Don't know what the season will bring, but our office is down one key employee, which will mean more work for the rest of us. Hope it isn't too bad.

Went to see Les Mis last night. What a beautiful story of grace and forgiveness! Very well done and if you haven't seen it, go!

MRoy
January 7th, 2013, 08:46 AM
Good Morning! I'm hoping to get back into my everyday routine this week too. There are things I need to get finished at work and at home and I do better when I'm in my regular routine. The big wind chimes on my front porch are singing...that means it's windy here.
Gonna have another cup of coffee before I get up and get moving. Happy Monday to all!

Monique
January 7th, 2013, 09:03 AM
Good morning friends.

Yesterday hubby and I got on the back roof and shovelled it off. The ladder was stuck in the snow and would not budge. I DID tell hubby that there was another one in the back shed. WELL, I went out and dug my way out there and got the ladder out. DUH!!! What is wrong with men? Or is it just mine. Jeez Louise.

I got my whole living room cleaned as well. The dust bunnies had turned to full-fledged rabbits. I swear. Now that room is done.

I did not share the good news with you before. I got the call between Christmas and New Year that the biopsy came back BENIGN. Doctor still wants me to have a D & C done, so I meet with the surgeon next week. Getting all this cleaning done because I told hubby that I would be down for a couple of days. I am going to play it to the hilt. LOL!!

No sewing done, can't get into the groove. I stand in the sewing room and look around and leave again. I printed off a pattern for a tablet sleeve that I will make Sadie at some point. I have to work this morning, AND it is freaking cold here again today. The temperature will rise throughout the week. Maybe this afternoon I will busy in my sewing room. We will see.

Enough of my rambling. Have a wonderful day everyone.

carrie liz
January 7th, 2013, 09:08 AM
We are off to Tucson AZ today. We have been packing the RV for several days. I have a couple of boxes of sewing projects loaded. The Tucson quilt show starts on Friday so I hope the trip doesn't wear me out too much. I really want to see all the new stuff the vendors have for sale. We will be there till the end of Feb. I am looking forward to spending time with a friend that winters there also.

MRoy
January 7th, 2013, 09:28 AM
That's GREAT news Monique!!

Bubby
January 7th, 2013, 09:50 AM
Good Morning Everyone,

Monique, so happy to hear about your good test results! That had to be a tremendous load lifted.

Blondie, glad you world is settling into its normal orbit once again. I wish mine would get in sync. Tonight after work DH and I are going to take the rest of the holiday decorations to the storage unit and it will finally be done. I need to get my house in order.

I'm not sure what's going on with me....I feel really stressed and out of it the last few days. I think we need a vacation away from work, the apartments and the phone. We didn't get our usual breaks in 2012 but I'm going to make sure we do this year.

Wishing everyone a good Monday...stay safe. Hugs, Barb

buckeyequilter
January 7th, 2013, 09:58 AM
Good morning....

That is wonderful news Monique!!!!

Well it's back to work 5 days a week. Our next holiday is not until the end of March - so we've got a bit. We're expecting a heat wave this week...high today is supposed to be 35 and by Wednesday 43!

I need to start cleaning house, it has been neglected for way too long. I got in my car to come to work today...well let's just say it needs a good cleaning. All of that will probably be a week-end project. Tonight I plan to cut out all the tumblers for my quilt. I ordered some more charm packs and will have to wait for them, but for now I can do what I can.

Well I better get busy. Have a wonderful day! Prayers and hugs to all.

aliaslaceygreen
January 7th, 2013, 10:21 AM
Monday is currently my official day off!!! Don't be dissin' my Monday!!!
Great news, Monique! (and yes, MEN!)
Shirley, it's my dd first full week in forever as well...she's afraid she may cause bodily harm by the end of it, as she has gotten so used to NOT being involved in work for the full 40 over these past weeks!!
I am getting Layla after Timmy has a dentist appt to make a crown (better him than me, I am usually the one in the dentist chair)
We are going to take on her first trip to the museum (never too young for art!!)... Chihuly has an installation at VMFA and I have wanted
to go see it ...
Then I have an appt with the foot dr to see what his thoughts are on this neuroma of mine...
Off again, tomorrow, and it is quilting day!

Have a great one!

MayinJerset
January 7th, 2013, 10:39 AM
Good News Monique, glad you shared it with us.

Pretty much have the Christmas stuff packed and ready to be put away. DH wants to take the outdoor wreaths down but I like to leave them up for most of January. That way the wreath box is the last one put up on the garage overhang and it can be the first one down when needed next December.

Did go to Guild meeting yesterday afternoon. Voting for new officers had been delayed because the hurricane cancelled out Nov. meeting but it was done in a flash yesterday. Wish our national voting could be as quick. Friend is our new President and I wanted to be there to congratulate her. She's a lively younger woman and certain to bring new ideas to our guild. Yesterday looking around at the 50 of so members I noticed about half had grey hair, so we need the younger gals to give us their outlook too.

Got to run quick and grab another cup of coffee before DH drinks it all. He fasted last night for blood work at his early morning doctor's appointment and he's back and ready for lots of coffee with his breakfast. See you guys later, May.

Sandy Navas
January 7th, 2013, 10:39 AM
Like Blondie said, Oy!

I don't know why but reading everyone's input this morning made me wonder what a person with all the combined maladies would be like. And then it hit me - sounds just like MOI!! I, too, am sure hoping things settle down to 'normal' real soon, although I am not certain what normal means any more. I did offer to spend time cleaning house for DD this week but thankfully she didn't take me up on it. She was able to take her last progesterone 'fix' on Saturday and we are all hoping that this horrible 'all-day' sickness will go away.

I'm still tackling house-cleaning, as well. Al's back is still out of whack and he's been up and down so I take advantage of having him 'out of the way'. I did manage to get all the Christmas decorations back in the storeroom yesterday (the store room just went back on the list of things to do . . . ) and I began rearranging some things in my computer area. Didn't I mention I was destashing? Why didn't I throw anything out from here? Old computer manuals (who ever reads them?), boxes of left-over thank you cards, stationery and envelopes, old floppy discs that I'd never be able to recover data from . . . and why are there so many empty packing boxes under my computer desk? Maybe today if I have a large trash bag in my hand.

Nuff being said here - off to see what the rest of our groups are up to.

CrazyMtnLady
January 7th, 2013, 11:23 AM
Good morning. It is more of an OH than an OY for me. This wood cutting an stacking is killing my back and hips. I could hardly get out of the bed this morning. I did soak in the hot tub for a bit last night. Today is suppose to be close to 50* so I am going to brave the outdoors and do a couple loads of laundry. I sure wish we could get a room built onto the house for a laundry room. I don't mind doing laundry out in the pavilion in the summer but this time of year is not fun.

I am needing to do a very thorough cleaning also. I usually do when DH is gone to a weekend gun show. But I really don't want to wait until the 18th. So I will do a little at a time until he isn't here. Even my dust bunnies have dust bunnies.

I do plan on fitting in some sewing time. I want to get those quilts finished I started. And maybe even make another tote.

Coffee is ready...

Have a great day...and make it a wonderful week.

Hugs and prayers to all.

pcbatiks
January 7th, 2013, 11:33 AM
Good morning to all.............Monique so happy to hear your good news!
I panicked a little this morning when I thought I couldn't check on the forum..........but then I found the forum link further down the page. Is everyone else's MSQC page out of sorts?

Finished the top of a batik table runner except of border & binding last night. Will post picture when I'm done.

Hope everyone has a good day today!

buckeyequilter
January 7th, 2013, 11:46 AM
Didn't I mention I was destashing? Why didn't I throw anything out from here? Old computer manuals (who ever reads them?), boxes of left-over thank you cards, stationery and envelopes, old floppy discs that I'd never be able to recover data from . . . and why are there so many empty packing boxes under my computer desk? Maybe today if I have a large trash bag in my hand.

Nuff being said here - off to see what the rest of our groups are up to.

I don't know...but I save all that crap too. Are the puter police going to come knocking if we throw stuff away? I just bought a couple of packs of thank you cards (I'll keep them till they get old and then throw them out). I haven't dejunked my house in years (DH is a pack rat)....after about a week of not smoking, I usually go on a rampage cleaning and organizing (I know because I've done it before).

cyndiofthevortex
January 7th, 2013, 11:55 AM
Monique, that's such great news!

Carrie, hope you have a great trip and enjoy the quilt show and visiting with your good friend. Share new goodies with us when you get back!

Martha, see you in a few months! My family loved Les Mis too but I'm afraid it will be too sad for me!

Trish, you will LOVE Chihuly. I saw the exhibit in Boston and it was fantastic.

Barb, I hope you'll be back feeling like yourself soon. It is awful to feel out of sorts.

I don't know what to do with myself today. I guess I should follow the lead of so many here and clean up this house. You'd be shocked to find all the dust around here. Why does an old house produce so much of it? Where is it coming from and why can't it leave through the same door it came in? And I just finished a project and am at a loss as to what to do next. Ever feel that way? It's like finishing a really good book.

Lisapc
January 7th, 2013, 11:58 AM
Good Monday morning all! That feels like a true oxymoron doesn't it? Well it does for me. I had a weird Saturday. I felt like I was in a state of I don't know what. I wanted to kill someone and snapped at everyone for no reason. At one point hubby walked into the kitchen and just looked at me as if to say "What's wrong?" I said, "I have no idea what is wrong with me, all I know is that I am irritated and want the world to disappear and that includes you, kids, dogs and everyone else including me." I decided to sew and it took me 3 hours to do what normally takes and hour. Good news is that I woke up Sunday morning very calm, relaxed, happy and feeling much more in control. Then it dawned on me that my 8 yr old was a jerk on Friday and that is the only way to put it. He had a slight fever and was just grumpy and a jerk. I tend to have slight fevers a lot because of the Lupus so I am wondering if maybe he had a bug and I caught it? My granddaughter was acting like a brat one day last week and she was sick as well. Maybe their really is a grumpy bug.

Anyway today I have to take the tree down. I don't want to which is why it is still up. I want to sew. I really want to sew but have to take the tree down first. I will make it naked and when daughter, son in law and granddaughter show up late I will beg him to take it out for me.

Happy Monday to all and I hope your day is productive and peaceful!

LynneLeavell
January 7th, 2013, 12:15 PM
Great New Monique. Well this is my first full week back at work. Our next holiday off is Memorial day in May. But I do have some scheduled days off in between. I have too or I become a bear at work. I have to have some me time. I do plan on getting back into the groove of sewing in the evenings. I'm going to try not to get farther behind than I already am. I have a retreat in two weeks and can't wait. That will get at least three projects done maybe more. I'm taking five with hopes to get them all done. At least four of them are all cut out.

Oh well guess I had better get to this stack on my desk.

Hugs and prayers going out to everyone.

EnumclawGramma
January 7th, 2013, 12:27 PM
It's Monday! Right? Ugh. Ok.....I can do this....
Monique.....GREAT news! Thanks for sharing that. We can all celebrate good news!
Dust bunnies. Nope. I don't have them. Never see them. I don't get cobwebs either. (liar liar pants on fire!) We heat with wood so these lil' critters appear overnight! I love the way cobwebs only show up in certain light. The kind of light that's only on when you have a houseful of company and you see a big ol' hunky one hangin' over somebody's head! Yup. Those. Lovely, yes?

I worked on a couple PIF projects this weekend and now I've got to get creative for my January goody to go in my swap box. What an awesome idea those two ladies came up with! This is gonna be an entire year of fun!

Yesterday was a football Sunday. My day was structured around the Seahawks game. Yup, I'm a football fan and my sewing machine is right in view of my TV so I could multitask, I don't because I get so engaged in the game I'd make all kinds of mistakes.
We're in the playoffs so this is the time I get REALLY into it. If I understand correctly, we need to win two more games and we'll be in the Superbowl. If you're from Seattle this is a HUGE deal. Enough.

Laundry today and maybe a little ironing and then up to the sewing room to hopefully finish up an animal print quilt for my DGD. She FINALLY gave her room a good cleaning and I want to surprise her with this. I should be done in the next day or two.

That's it from my corner of the world. I hope you all have a wonderful day! Take some time to do something just for you! Hugs and prayers all 'round!

lilmouse
January 7th, 2013, 12:34 PM
Morning, on my computer I still cant's get in via MS, I keep getting the apology page...I got in here through my email, anyone else having problems or is it just me? I have been out of sorts without my forum time! LOL Last night I made the portable design wall that has a tutorial on Riley Blakes website....turned out cute but I made mine a little wider....more like 20 x 30 rather than 15 x 30, my laminate that I bought at Joanns was a full normal yard, evidently the ones sold on his site are a lot shorter than that....it turned out pretty cute and I am proud of myself for see it through!
Glad to hear the good news Monique! Hope everyone has a great day...off to get ready for work and run a quick errand!

shannonsaulter
January 7th, 2013, 01:38 PM
Good Morning to all!!!
It's my weekend off to the dr soon. Then lunch and some sewing...

auntiemern
January 7th, 2013, 02:06 PM
Good day all. Congrats Monique on the great news. Didn't get as much done yesterday as Saturday, DH got home earlier than expected. Never a good thing. He throws me all off my game. I am still having trouble getting to the store as well. Got appt with Dermatologist this afternoon. Still going even though it has calmed down considerably since I put myself back on one of the meds my primary had taken me off of. Off to check the other posts. Hugs and blessings to all. Prayers for those in need.

RockyMountainHorseMama
January 7th, 2013, 03:32 PM
I love starting my day here :icon_bigsmile: I'm always excited to see what cute graphic Blondie is going to post, so thank you for my mornings, Blondie! :icon_hug:

Speaking of "mornings". Mine are not truly mornings. I love getting up around 6:30-7a and making my wonderful percolated coffee :icon_drool: and enjoying it on the patio, wrapped in a blanket. Well, with hubby working 2nd shift, it's really making me stay up late and get up late and I do not like that as I am a morning person ... ugh ... so I have got to find a way to change this ... dunno how, coz that's the only time we have to talk and share a cup of tea and get caught up and plan, etc. ... :icon_rolleyes: Not to worry though, I'll find a way :lol:

Monique, congrats on such WONDERFUL news! Definitely made my week! I love starting the week off with good news! :icon_hug:

LilMouse, hahaha, you know, I've been having the same prob. I finally had to google a link specifically asking, "Missouri Star Quilt Company Forum", to be able to get back on.

And on that note, I want to say a very special thank you to my good, dear, sweet friend Sue, I think she's ADK Sue on here. She was kind enough to let you folks know that I was stuck in Cyberland and couldn't get back and having some serious withdrawals! :lol:
BIG HUGS to Susie-Buddy! :icon_hug::icon_hug::icon_hug:

Get on the Happy Train and have a FUNN day everyone! I know I will! ALL ABOOOOOOOOARD! CHOOO CHOOOOO! chugga-chugga, chugga-chugga ....

Madeforyouinma11
January 7th, 2013, 03:44 PM
Hello everyone!
Thank you Blondie! I've been so busy, I didn't realize that Downton Abbey started last night!
Monique, I'm so happy for you! Will keep you in my prayers.

Well, Christmas, New Years, and the family Christmas on the 5th....finally over! I love Christmas, actually it's my favorite holiday, but I am tired.

Well today is day 1 of not smoking for my hubby and I. So Shirley and Shannon, you both have to stay strong cause I don't want to smoke anymore! We can do it! :)

Now that all things Christmas is done, I need to clean my house. One good thing about quitting smoking is that I need to stay busy so my house will be getting a good cleaning. Like Monique, my bunnies are rabbits. So Sandy, I will be there with you, de stashing . I did some last year but seems like not enough so I'll do it again.
I have all kinds of things lined up for this year! I really need to put it all on paper so I don't forget! It's going to be a fun year!
Well, I'm off to do lots of laundry and take down the Christmas decorations. Time to get back to normal.
Hope everyone has a great day! Prayers to everyone....