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Dragonfly
November 23rd, 2010, 02:50 AM
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Without wanting to usurp Blondie's cute pictures, I tried to find a picture to indicate how hot it is here, I wanted to share some of our warmth with those having snow, but I failed. So I thought there are people who would appreciate some blessings so I chose this one, perhaps you could add it to your lovely collection Blondie, it may be handy to have later.

At 4pm it is 39 degrees C, so 102 F, lots of warmth to share and I spent most of the day outside with some people who had broken down by our house and the garage couldn't come out to help them until much later. Fortunately there are some nice shade trees out front. They didn't want to impose so I fed them ice blocks and lots of cold water and took their three little dogs to my garden to wet them down, poor things were getting very stressed. In the end my dear hubby closed his shop and came home to help them. All is fixed now and they are on their way and a new friendship made, it has been a good day.

I may not be back later so have a blessed Tuesday all, special thoughts to those in need and to Odie, as Jan said, I'm sure he will pass with flying colours, it seems to me his heart in the right place.

Patrice
November 23rd, 2010, 08:31 AM
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Welcome Tuesday. Been fighting a cold but feeling much better today. maybe I can get some sewing done. Wed will be in the kitchen all day getting ready for Thurs. Hope everyone has a great day!

quiltingtrish
November 23rd, 2010, 09:00 AM
Good morning!
29 hours down and 25 to go! We are on the downside for Odie. When I got up this morning and walked on carpet about 10 feet to my warm bathroom and took a hot shower, I thanked God for those luxuries.

A full day at school today, but they will probably be all wild with the anticipation of getting the next 6 days off. I get to chaperone at watching Toy Story 3 around 1 for the rest of the day so that will be nice. The kids are given an incentive that if they don't get in trouble and earn points, they get to watch movies, play board games, or play indoor soccer. It happens about 3 times during the year so that's something for them to look forward to. The hardest part of the day is when I'm at lunch duty when the middle schoolers think they can throw food at each other if our eyes are someplace else in the room. We generally catch them though cause they don't know when to quit. LOL! We, then, turn them into little custodians where they have to clean up tables and floors and if that makes them late for class, then they get written up for the food flying plus being late. They do learn eventually.

Well, guess I better get moving here. The time doesn't wait for me.

Hope you all have a great day today - hot or cold - and see ya all later tonight!

Hugs,

NM Lady
November 23rd, 2010, 10:24 AM
Good morning everyone!

Thinking and praying for Odie.

Just a reminder for all of you who will be on the road, please don't be in such a hurry that you don't get to where you are going. Be safe in your travels.

Retirement reception for my boss today, a work day and then my oldest will be in for the holidays. We are looking forward to having family and friends.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day. God bless and take care.

ginampls
November 23rd, 2010, 11:14 AM
hi every one. i am not sure what my holiday plan is. i have big time anxiety when it comes to road conditions... i grip my steering wheel so hard.... argh... i hate winter... and then when it comes to walking on a clear path with proper gear. i find it relaxing... go figure. i have been invited to go to friends and think it could be nice to go... but if there is some weather coming.. i stay put... i have a back up turkey. which i have just p[ut in fridge to thaw... it is a small turkey so i think i t will thaw on time... plus i can make it if i go to friends when i return...well need to dash off.. hey i got one chore done!! it was the living room... got it vacuumed too.. now to dust with a damp wash cloth,. yeah... feels good. next chore is kitchen.... good thing it is very small. goes fast.

pdjewelrylady
November 23rd, 2010, 01:25 PM
hi all!
lynn your angel with her blessings is beautiful - thank you I needed that! :)

we too are very warm in central Florida today - sending bright sunshine up north to help melt all the ice from the roads and keep everyone safe!! slow down and take your time and get there safe!! the first snowfall can and is so pretty ... enjoy it for me ..... cuz I am headed to the beach! lol

not cooking a turkey this year - trying the cornish game hens ..... it will be just the 2 of us ....... i have not made them before... any tips how to cook nice a juicey and yummy?

busy afternoon i had best get to it!

janluna
November 23rd, 2010, 02:48 PM
Hi all, Suzi I stuff the little buggers just like I would a turkey and they come out pretty good. They have their own flavor. Not quite like turkey and not quite like chicken. The stuffing makes them taste better. Keeps them moist.
Trish, Odie will make it just fine, we are all praying for him and pulling him right through it. I used to go have lunch with my kids at the school in the cafeteria and that was a real lesson. They thought if parents came to have lunch with their kids it would calm them down. It backfired on them as they got more rowdy. LOL They asked us not to come after a short time. LOL The kids were showing off for their parents and they got way out of hand. I asked my son, do you throw food? He said no cause you get detention if you get caught. He never got detention so either he didn't do it or never got caught. LOL
Kids, can't live with them, pass the beer nuts. My kids used to get cited for talking too much during class.LOL Joey was a comic and John was a complainer. Joey never got detention but John did for being a grump. I have to say in his defense John has Asbergers syndrome. So he was grouchy a lot. But he was also high functioning and knew right from wrong. We finally channeled that into video and tech work behind the scene in drama and that did the trick. He straightened up after that. Even went on to college for video and film school. He made movies for the government on terrorists and Odie probably has seen them. He couldn't keep it up though, it got to him. Now he is an admin for the Art Factory in D.C. He's doing very well.
Well, I just moved my truck in a downpour for my husband so he could get his pickup out for work. I'm all wet. It's raining cats and dogs here. Have a good day and I hope you have sunshine where you are. Hugs, Jan

Pinky
November 23rd, 2010, 03:38 PM
Thanks for the warm wishes you gals are sending us poor sobs in Canada. We can't quite feel it but thanks for sending the sun! lol It's a lovely -30C here in Alburrrrrta! Our power was out for 3 hours this morning. Thankfully it only got down to 14C in the house. I was prepared to stay in bed for the duration. Lovely angel Dragonfly. And how nice of you to make some new friends out of a bad situation. I love it when that happens. I am going to do some sewing today if it kills me! I always have good intentions and then stuff happens! I have some 20 minute table runners to make and a pillowcase and stockings for the needy that need to be sewn asap. Better get my butt in gear.
Ta ta and quilty hugs to all
Pinky

Pinky
November 23rd, 2010, 04:00 PM
Trish: I just googled Crucible because I didn't know what it was. Wow! My prayers are with Odie too! That looks rough! And I will be thankful for only being cold for 3 hours today. :) Go Odie Go!
:) Pinky

quiltingtrish
November 23rd, 2010, 05:31 PM
Go Odie Go! That's what I've been saying! Plus, 'you've got what it takes!' And 'just put one step in front of the other'.

Only 16 1/2 hours to go! And 4 of those are sleep.
I thought they had to pass every single obstacle. In a letter we received today, he says they have to pass 80% of it. So I know he can do it. He is not a giver-upper. Go Odie Go!

I watched Toy Story 3 today at school and it was very cute and funny until the end when all of Andy's toys went to a new little girl. I cried at the part where Andy was hugging Woody - was thinking of Odie. I had to walk out. How's that for a sad sap for a mom?

Well, on to the next 6 days off from school. I want to look up those 20 minute table runners - saw how you do the 10 min. ones and want to see if it's the same thing. Sounds interesting.

Brought home some leftover sub rolls from the luncheon today, think I will get some pizza sauce and cheese and make pizzas out of them for dinner. Yummy!

Hope you all have a great evening!

Hugs,

craftyladysam
November 23rd, 2010, 11:13 PM
Well, I want to know where to find those 10 min. table runners, Trish. The 20 min. ones sound good too! Tell me, pretty please! Hey, we haven't heard from rocky mountain horse lady in a while. Hope all is okay her way! Go Odie go! We are all pulling for ya!

janluna
November 23rd, 2010, 11:50 PM
Yeah me too! 10 or 20 minute table runners? Now we're talking! LOL :icon_woohoo:

quiltingtrish
November 24th, 2010, 02:02 AM
Ok girls. From what I understand these don't have any batting or actual quilting on them, but here is where I found some directions.

http://jillinspired.blogspot.com/2009/12/15-minutes-table-runner.html and she has a tutorial for them.

Also, if you go to
http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-64250-1.htm and scroll down there is a photo or two that shows you how to turn the ends.

I have not tried these but thought maybe I might tomorrow sometime. I will holler if I do. I also think that one should be able to add batting and quilting somehow which would make it quilty! How much longer can that take?

Odie should be laying down for some sleep now. All he'll have left is the 9 mile hike in the morning from 4 am - 8am. GO!! ODIE!! GO!!

Hugs,