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May 16th, 2013, 06:46 AM

Hello and Welcome to Thursday, Folksies!

My first client of the day has cancelled this morning, so I get to go into the salon slightly later. This is a good thing since I am still under the influence of decongestants. Boy howdy, do they wipe me out.

Took Mom to the cardiologist yesterday morning. He scheduled her for another catscan which was done yesterday. They are looking for a clot in the vicinity of where the new port was put in but they cannot find it. She has all the symptoms, warning signs, etc for a clot. So, I am assuming that when he calls today, at the very least, he will at least put her on some blood thinner. As many of you know and have experienced, waiting rooms are the most exhausting places in the world. I did not have my sewing with me as I had only expected a quick dr visit, possibly a scheduling of tests, not an all day event. Not whining, here. Just exhausted from being surrounded by so many folks who are truly ill. Each time I am in a situation like this, I am always in awe of nurses, dr's, any specialist who have what it takes to deal with these illnesses on a day in, day out basis.

Since the above is a description of my day, the only other thing I did when I got home was lie down. That's all she wrote. I don't remember anything else except taking my allergy meds and it was lights out. Poor Luscious. I think he had a bowl of cereal for dinner. He will survive. School is almost out and he is on the countdown along with those rowdy rascals.

Be sure to thank dr's and nurses. And all the other professionals in the medical field right down to those who push the gurneys. I do.

Blessings, prayers and hugs; many here are facing struggles that we are unaware of; please consider this and remember those unspoken prayer requests.

I smile today because I can. I smile today because I am listening to the birds outside in the pre dawn, singing their ode to the new day. Oh to be a bird.

May 16th, 2013, 07:02 AM
Good morning Blondie. I was waiting for you. I have been up and at em for a while now. I hate having to wait in emerg. Drives me nuts. I hope you get the call today and get meds for momma.

I had a dream that when I awoke upset me enough that I could not get back to sleep. I dreamt that my mother called me and told me she had called the cops on my brother because of an email. In reality, she did get a rather nasty email way back when which caused her to have a stroke. We did not know this until later. When she got ill, during her stay at the hospital, she refused to have my brother notified that she was dying and she did not want him around. She even took him out of her will. And now I feel that she never forgave him for what he said all those years ago. It just upsets me so and I know you all good listeners. I needed to get that off my chest this morning.

I was so stiff and sore yesterday, and still am today from putting that bed together. I also helped a friend get ready for a garage sale. You should see the stuff. I did save some thread, which are practically all wooden spools. There is all kinds of thread for needle punching, all kinds of tubes of paint for fabric embroidery, fabric, mostly stuff to make jogging pants, all kinds of blocks and tablecloths and such to paint and there is some yarn too. Amazing is all I can say.

Today I have to work. I will take my baby quilt with me to work on during the day. Tonight we are going to an auction sale and then tomorrow I am going to my son and daughter-in-law's for the weekend.

Well thanks for listening to my rant this morning. This is the only place that I can tell you things that I can't share otherwise.

Have a wonderful day friends.

May 16th, 2013, 07:39 AM
Good Morning,

I had an uneventful day yesterday...I got a haircut and bought a few groceries. After Jeff got home from work we went to town and mowed at our old house. This morning I'm going back to the old house and do some cleaning. I have painting to do also, but not today.

Blondie, I hope they can find Mom's clot (if she has one). Poor little thing. She's really a trooper....I'm praying diligently for her.

Time permitting today I plan to sew borders on my Dresden Plate quilt made from 1930's repro fabrics. It's been ready for borders for quite a while.

We are supposed to get storms at some point during the day. As soon as the sun comes up I need to fill the hummingbird feeder.

Texas was hit last night by tornadoes...let's remember them also.

Hugs, Barb

May 16th, 2013, 07:51 AM
Good Morning,

Blondie, hope your Mom gets to feeling better soon. Dr visits are exhausting, I just don't understand people (many of whom I know) that run to the doctor with every little ache and pain, mostly imagined. Monique, I hope you are able to put that uneasy feeling behind you quickly. I know what you mean about those unsettling dreams, they stay just under the surface of your memory and nag at you to think about them. I wish you sweet dreams tonight.

Well, I was off last night and guess what I did yesterday? I made 12 circles for a COC quilt! They were so much easier and quicker than I imagined. I have to attach them to the background blocks today and tomorrow and am hoping that I get the blocks sewn together and the border put on, ready to send off to dear Blondie by the weekend. I am working my day off tonight, so I won't get to spend as much time as I would like at my quilting table.

In our "Foster dog" dept, I have a couple of neat reports. First our babies are starting to open their eyes. All five are healthy, chubby little ones and are doing so well. Momma has been the perfect mom. Secondly, one our sweet Fosters that my daughter personally chose from the pound has been accepted into a service dog program. We had one go to this same program last year and it is amazing that another one would be chosen. I think I already mentioned that Jetta our long-term foster found the most perfect forever home last weekend. All in all, it has been a great week in rescue for us. It is hard to see them go, but we know that opens a space for another to escape from the euthanasia list.

Hugs and puppy kisses to all this morning!

May 16th, 2013, 07:52 AM
oops it posted twice

May 16th, 2013, 07:53 AM
Good morning. Pass those decongestants this way, Blondie, please.

Heading back to the place to do the thing to make the $$$ today. Not looking forward to that at all.

I don't know if I had told/shown you this yet: Momma Robin built her nest on the light fixture out by our driveway. I can see it from the deck. She was nesting when we left for vacation. When we came home on Tuesday, I could see three little heads, and Momma waiting to feed them. Yesterday, as I was walking across the driveway, baby 3 jumped out of the nest almost in front of me and then ran into the street, where his parents yelled at him for a good amount of time. Last I saw, they had gone over into a neighbors yard. None returned to the nest last night, but I hear an incredible amount of robin chatter outside this morning, so they may be under some bush...

Take care, all!!

May 16th, 2013, 08:06 AM
G'morning Dear one's . .

I'm off on a looooong fabric hunt today -- 20 + miles one way and then another 37+ miles another way . .
have an order for 20 aprons + a combined order of - over 400 feet of bunting/banners - and of course it
has to be ready to ship by next Wednesday . . *ugh*~ . . - so I guess I will be spending the weekend sewing and multi-tasking
with everything else I 'have' to do . .
had to pick up some Heartworm pills yesterday for the Fur Babies . . OMG . . the cost has gone out of this world -- it was costing
66.00 every 2 month . . now . . 99.90 for a 2 month supply . . . of course that is for 3 fur babies -- I'm afraid to ask what the yearly visit cost is going to cost -- I cringe everytime I have to tell the hubby what it is costing for our - fun loving - adorable - loyal - happy go lucky - who love me more than my kids Fur Babies . . L*~

Blondie . . two worst things I dislike . . ER wating -- minumum of 6-8 hours of wait time . . . and buying a new vehicle. . also 6-8 hours of wait time (of course that was the last time I bought a new vehicle-2005) -- when I test drove the hubby's truck . . I told the saleman I wanted to be in the truck and out the door in less than 4 hours . . dang if he didn't make that happen . .

Monique . . we all must have a brother like that . . . my youngest brother is a total mooch . . he's lived with my parents half his life . . 18 years before he was married -- for 2 years after he was married -- and after tossing a good woman to the curb after 25 years . . he's back living with my Mom . . and gives her NOTHING being there . . *dang gigolo*~ . . he doesn't like it when I call him out on his life style . . . he tries to get my Mom to believe he's done nothing wrong . . *shaking head*~ . . waaay more to that story . . totally unbelievable . . . well, what goes around, comes around . .

well . I best get a move on . . the clock is ticking . . .

everyone have a wonderful day . . and "MAKE IT" a good day

May 16th, 2013, 08:07 AM
Good morning! Blondie, your mom is in my prayers. Monique, I hope you feel better after talking about what happened. Family issues hurt everyone! Barb, don't work too hard cleaning. I've not come inside before 8 pm any night this week, so very little cleaning has been done here. The weatherman says we could get rain again today and possibly for several days. I pray that it misses us. DH's rye is ready to cut and chop for cattle feed and the fields are just now drying out from the last rain. We're buying silage until ours can be chopped.

I hope all our folks in Texas are safe following the tornadoes.

May 16th, 2013, 08:45 AM
Good morning all,
Just want to say what a blessing it is to read your friendly posts each morning. Please know that you have someone in central Texas praying on your behalf for all those mentioned and unspoken. I was watering my outside plants last night and thinking how awesome it is to have a place to go for two things I love - quilting and sharing things that are so important to all of us and the fact that everyone on this board is right there to lift others up in prayer! So sweet! Please do pray for those folks in Granbury - they are waking up to devastation. Thanks again for what you do and you don't even know it!

May 16th, 2013, 09:21 AM
Good Morning all. Blondie, keeping your mom and your family in my prayers. Waiting rooms are the worst!

Have had some sad news this week in our family - my aunt lost her battle to cancer yesterday and a cousin on the same side of the family (but from a different aunt) has found a tumor in her pancreas and the news does not sound good.

Monique, I wish you sweet pleasant dreams tonight.

Good news is that I have seen and talked to my son more since he moved out than when he was living here. Now when he is at the house, he can't be in his room with the xbox, computer or tv. He is doing well and we are adjusting. Our dog is having a hard time with the change, but think that is getting better as well.

Praying for all the folks in TX and that the storms stay away from all of my forum buds. As always, praying for those who have asked and for those that haven't. Thanks for starting my day out with a smile!

May 16th, 2013, 09:27 AM
Good morning all. Blondie: your mom is in my prayers.

We had a bit of rain last night and it is still dripping out. I think there is rain in the forecast for today as well.

Today will be spent putting DH's gun show supplies together. He will be heading to Springfield tomorrow for the weekend and then sometime next week he will head to Lansing. I will get his clothes packed for Lansing this weekend while he is at his gun show.

I have been staring at my stash and thinking about what I could be making. I am a bit behind on my Secret Sister Santa so I need to catch up on that. Of course with DH going to be gone I should have plenty of time to get caught up. My mind has been working...just not me.

Hope everyone has a great day.
Hugs and prayers to all.

May 16th, 2013, 10:39 AM
Good morning everyone. Waiting to hear more about our new great grandson who was born last night to our granddaughter Laura here in Jersey. Want to find out when we can visit to see him. Since he was born at home there are no set visiting hours.
First we have to find out how to get to their house as we've never been there.

Also hoped we would see granddaughter Christine again before she flew back to New Orleans but our schedules didn't agree. She surprised her mother and me when we got to her sister's house for Mother's Day brunch. She and her DH moved to New Orleans last month and she has already asked us when we are coming for a visit, while the new mom has been married for almost 3 years and has been living right here in Jersey and we have never been invitied over. We have always included her, her DH and their son, our 1st great grandchild, to all of our family get togethers and they often attend.

Funny how some family things work out. These 2 girls are cousins around the same age, and along with their sisters have been taken to activities and trips by DH and I ever since they were little children. All grew up in Jersey and we have always tried to be involved in their lives but one family keeps their distance while the other welcomes us all the time. Example: All 4 girls went to out of state colleges and we would try to visit them once a year, got to visit DS#2s girls each year at their colleges. Only visited one of DS#1s girls one time even though we asked both sisters several times each year they never got back to us. In fact DS#1s girls went to the same college and were there at the same time for 2 years so we could have visited both of them at the same time. Ahh, glad I can rant here and get it out of my system so I can visit our new great grandson with open heart. May in Jersey

PS: Thank goodness for Facebook as I just received notice that47425 Laura posted this on her Facebook page.
"Last night God gave me the best birthday gift ever: a beautiful baby BOY! My little birthday buddy: George Thomas, 7 pounds, 4 ounces, 19 1/2 inches. Bobby, Jack, and I are in love! "

May 16th, 2013, 10:42 AM

Good morning to all. Blondie........love the quote about someones laugh being funnier than the joke! I know a few like that..........and there is nothing better than sharing a good laugh and laughing until you hurt! Thoughts and prayers for you mom.......I hope you'll get a good report. Monique........it is a strange feeling when bad dreams stay with you..........hoping this one will fade away quickly and be replaced with good dreams. Dwil23............did I miss the puppy pictures? So happy to hear the good stories about your foster fur babies!

Hoping everyone has a good day!

May 16th, 2013, 10:54 AM
Good morning!

Slept in a bit. Need to get moving for our college visit today, it is about 2 hours away and our appointment is at 1. We will prolly dally along and grab some lunch. I just finished logging into my sons college account to set up my fall payments...less quilting cash you know!!!

It rained a bit here last night, and when I headed to bed(to late) I had a headbanger headache. Thankfully I did not wake up with it.

Such a tragedy in texas. Praying for the victims of the storm and their families. Blondie, get some rest tonight if you can, don't want you getting sick again...and drs offices have a way of doing that. Monique...I am sorry about your bad dream. Funny how our subconscious works. I often dream of what has been on my mind that day...or a combination of that and what I watched on tv that day. Crazy dreams usually. May..congrats again on the new great grand baby!

Well I should get up and get moving, DD just came in here saying how excited she was and wasn't I excited? Lol..I am excited right? Well whether I am or not ...I am putting on my best excited face...cause I love her!

Everyone have a great day!

May 16th, 2013, 11:08 AM
Trish thanks for sharing those pics. Contrary to popular belief you can pick up chicks and return them to the nest...the momma's wont' abandon them...they're just not that smart! Hopefully the wee one is okay! I love robins! I have a family of house finches in my front garden and yesterday a red-tailed hawk flew right through my back yard! It was very surreal to see in the city I can tell you! Wish he'd stopped and ate those flippin rabbits living under my shed! ugh.

I'm at work but it's slow again...learning a new piece of software thought so that's at least interesting! Liam has been invited to visit family in Quebec on the weekend. So I will be taking him from school tomorrow and dropping him off with my cousin. He'll get to ride dirt bikes and do country living stuff which he loves. We will be in the garden working like mad to repair the damage from the rabbits and rebuild our pond, spread mulch and possibly do my planters. I remember when I first started gardening and entire flat of impatients could be had for less than three bucks...now they're upwards of 15! It's craziness. So will take a while to get my planters all done. The rest of the gardens will not get replenished until next year sadly. Too many trips this summer! :D

Hope everyone feels better, including Blondie's momma. Monique, nothing worse than waking to a bad dream...did that last weekend....woke up FURIOUS at my DH, poor guy! lol. Hope you have better dreams!

I'm off tomorrow afternoon to go fabric shopping!! Hope this day goes by quickly!

May 16th, 2013, 11:40 AM
Good morning,

Hello, Blondie - you wouldn't want to be a bird - worms for breakfast??!

Monique's post makes me think of a situation in my family, where my brother refuses to have anything to do with my sister, ever since 2008. He insists there's nothing to forgive - he's just had it and no longer wants a relationship with her. Very sad for everyone involved when family is at odds, and I think that that anger or disappointment or whatever combination is just exhausting. Much more peaceful to forgive and move on. I'm getting married in June and juggling both siblings at the event will be interesting!

Wishing everyone a wonderful day on this dark and gloomy morning in West Virginia!

May 16th, 2013, 12:32 PM

Good morning to all. Blondie........love the quote about someones laugh being funnier than the joke! I know a few like that..........and there is nothing better than sharing a good laugh and laughing until you hurt! Thoughts and prayers for you mom.......I hope you'll get a good report. Monique........it is a strange feeling when bad dreams stay with you..........hoping this one will fade away quickly and be replaced with good dreams. Dwil23............did I miss the puppy pictures? So happy to hear the good stories about your foster fur babies!

Hoping everyone has a good day!

So cute! No, you didn't miss pictures - I am soooooo digitally challenged. I really have tried to post pictures with the help of several others on here and always FAIL. I will get one of my DD's to post some soon.

May 16th, 2013, 12:33 PM
Morning all, I am still busy trying to learn everything about my new laptop, especially Windows 8. So far everything is looking good...haven't had any problems doing my thing on the computer...it sure is quick I will say that.
Sassy last night got on my end table, drank all my coffee and then grabbed a roll of pe erle cotton thread and proceeded to try to amputate her paws and so on....she had half of the thread wrapped around her neck, paws, stomach and so on...what a mess; had to cut her out of it....I was not happy, so now it is all sitting in a box with a lid on it......then when I got a glass of Iced Tea and stepped out of the room she drank some of that......I am surprised she slept last night...between the coffee and the tea she had to be wired up! Steve thought it was funny and laughed so hard when I told him about it.....she did look funny with that short white curly coat and blue variegated thread everywhere.
Blondie, hope "Mom" feels better today and they can start here on the medications that she needs and hope your day goes well.....Monique, I hate those dreams...don't dream much anymore but I sure used to.....hope you shed it quickly.
For everyone else, hugs and prayers for all, keep on smiling.
Hugs, Susie

May 16th, 2013, 01:49 PM
Hello forum friends!
Hope mom gets the meds she needs so she can get to feeling better before all the nice weather hits.
Monique, I totally know how you feel. I've been having some strange dreams lately and can't really figure them out. They have many of my loved ones that have passed away in them...strange. I also have a brother that chooses not to associate with the rest of us. It used to bother me but not anymore..now I just figure it's his loss and I'm not going to (can't) let it affect my life anymore.
Well the baby's room is all primed and I think today I will be painting the trim. It is 77 degrees out there today so I will have the windows open which will help to dry things up quicker.
I have so many projects that I need to get done but I can't get into my sewing room. Everything from the room I'm working on went in there...UGH! Then I'll have that room to clean before I can begin sewing again....double UGH! I have 8 shirt pillows to make for a friend which would be really quick except she wants me to embroider on each one first.
Well, here's hoping everyone has a great day doing what makes you smile. Sending prayers and hugs to everyone because not everyone knows when they might need them.

May 16th, 2013, 02:19 PM
Good Day All. Slept in this AM so just now getting here, after my outdoors cuppa's with DH, and a little something to eat so I can take my morning meds. Still have your momma in my prayers Blondie. Monique, totally get the family dynamic thing. Things got really bad with a couple of sisters and haven't spoken in over 2 years. I didn't break it, and I'm not gonna try to fix it. It would be useless. Don't know what I will get done today, cuz I will have the kids from 2:30 till sometime after 11:00. Did get the panel that Rhonda left for me sandwiched, just need to spray baste it. It is gonna take a little more time to quilt with what I have in mind. Hugs and Blessings to all, prayers for those in need.