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Blondie
April 2nd, 2014, 05:49 AM
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It's Wednesday Folksies! Yep. It will be Wednesday all day long. Speaking of long days - ever notice the truisms out there, like, time flies when you're having fun?

Yesterday afternoon my DD surprised me with a visit. We chat on the phone a lot, but visit not so much as we were able to in the past. Her job hours are nutsy. I see her hubs more than her. Anyway, Sarah and I are always good companions. She likes to say that I make the best sister. She wanted me to run to the stinking Walmart with her. Anyone who knows me KNOWS I would rather take a beating than go to that store. All sorts of inbred, stinky and rude people flock to ours. I declare that Walmart People stake it out just o update their photo wall. So, it is not my favorite place. It just so happens to be our "only" place. You folks in larger areas that have a choice where to shop - you just don't know how very blessed you are. I remember when we had small mom and pop stores here in my town but not these days so much. Everyone loves to buy from China. Even their fresh food.

So, there I go wandering in my head again. DD Sarah came to visit, we wound up going to the Walmart in the next town over, and we were blessed with the bestest music on the radio. Sarah and I love to sing. We cannot carry a tune in a tin bucket. We laughed and sang and reminisced about so many things in her young life. We made our plans for Easter dinner and other get togethers in between.

Time went so fast before we both had to make dinner. Time really does fly . . .


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Choose happy. SMILE!

MayinJerset
April 2nd, 2014, 06:17 AM
Blondie, Happy that you and Sarah has such a good time going to Walmart, not my favorite place either but then I'm very lucky to live in a heavily populated area with many choices to shop.

Had a very nice small group meeting last night. Although the style of writing in the book we discussed was kind of difficult to follow at times we enjoyed learning about the Atomic Girls of Oak Ridge Tennessee where they helped develop the Atomic Bomb. We also discussed our guild's upcoming quilt show and how we are doing with our quilts for the show. We need to have our registration forms submitted by April 17 so I better get myself in gear. Registration form includes size, category and a photo so plans can begin for the layout of the quilts throughout the 3 buildings and barn in a local historical park. Finished quilts are handed in a week before the show around May 10.

EmmaB
April 2nd, 2014, 06:38 AM
Good morning !!!

Sounds like you had a wonderful time with DD. Don't ya just love days like that!!! I'm right there with ya about Wal-Mart. That place gives me a headache.

DD left for school yesterday. She woke up not feeling well. Even though she hasn't talked to me, I know she did not have a good weekend. She's stressed. It scares me a little when she gets this way as at times it's a first step back into what I call her black hole. I breathe and go on, but sometimes it gets hard to breathe. Before she left, I just gave her the biggest hug.

Going to try to get some material cut this morning so off I go! Everyone have a tremendous Wednesday!!

dwil23
April 2nd, 2014, 07:25 AM
I always say time flies whether I am having fun or not! Can you believe it is APRIL already? This year is 1/4 gone. Geesh.

I do my fair share of shopping at WalMart. We are fortunate enough to have quite a few to choose from. I pass 3 on my way home from work. The one that is closest to us, though, is not so affectionately know as "the ghettomart". Don't go there unless I really have to. I've always found it funny how the same store has different products in different stores. For instance, in my new town, which is more rural, you can buy chicken scratch and hog food! Never saw that at ghettomart!

I'm off for the next couple of nights. I started washing folding and organizing my stash yesterday. I am debating about buying comic boards for the larger pieces, but I don't know that I need anywhere near the 100 that comes to a package. Guess I will put the larger pieces aside til I decide. I have to stop and pick up some shims so that my son can help me level my cabinets and shelving before I load them up. The room used to be a garage and the floor has a good bit of slope to it.

Emma, sorry to hear that your daughter is going through this. My youngest can be that way a little, too. She hasn't kept food on her stomach for nearly a week - I think it's stress over school. She finished her midterms yesterday, so hopefully she can relax now.

Everyone have a Blessed Day!

Monique
April 2nd, 2014, 07:25 AM
Good morning everyone. Back home safe and sound. Had a wonderful time at Maizyn's birthday 'party'. She is now 4. WOW, talk about time flying. Phil graduated from his QL5 course yesterday. A little ceremony took place. We all went out for a celebratory lunch. Hubby and I left to come home then.

Maizyn ended up in emergency. We noticed at lunch that she wasn't swallowing properly. She did eat most of her lunch. Well apparently it got worse. She would try to swallow and would gag. Seems there might have been something stuck in her throat. They tried unsuccessfully to get an ex ray. Their next option was a needle which would have involved three big burly nurses holding her down. At some point, she had to poop, she had some water at this point and whatever was stuck, dislodged itself. All of a sudden she was back to being herself. The nurses were glad they did not have to hold her down after all. She was given a steroid liquid and a popsicle. Pretty scary for Phil and Jodi, although Phil is the rock because Jodi is no good with stuff like that. I used to take Maizyn for her shots when she was a baby. All is well that ends well.

I see we got a few flurries in the night. Not much going on today. I will get laundry and try to get some sewing done too.

Have a great day friends.

Bubby
April 2nd, 2014, 07:46 AM
Morning Everyone,

I have to make a trip to Cuba this morning to have our new tenants sign their lease and to turn over the keys to their new home. I think we found a really good couple. I decided to leave the Girls at home so I can expedite this trip.

It is supposed to be a nice day. Blondie, I'm so glad you had a grand day with your DD. For me those days are few and far between because of living so far apart from each other, but we try to make up for it by talking on the phone every day.

We don't have a Walmart in our town, but the one in Houston just down the road 12 miles is a pretty nice one. I try not to go there on Saturdays because it turns into the social hub of Texas County. People stand in clusters to visit and it's nearly impossible to shop. I'm not a Walmart fan, but when you live rural you don't have options without taking an entire day to go to a big city.

I'm off to get Jeff on the road to work and I'm hitting the highway for Cuba. Have a great day everyone.

EnumclawGramma
April 2nd, 2014, 08:25 AM
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Good Morning! Wednesday already! Weeks fly, and months fly and before you know it the years fly! My Mama warned me about this. I didn't listen. Mama was right.

I got up earlier than usual this morning. Either I've had enough sleep or I'm stewin' about somethin. Not sure which. I have Yoga today so whatever.....it'll work itself out! Then I'm thinking about a trip to Walmart. After all this talk.. We have a lot of stores in the same area, just nothing as cheap. And isn't that why we go there in the first place?

I finished a tote bag yesterday (finally!) and I'm really happy with it. It's made with the McCall's fabric I craved a week or so ago ;)! I have 3 baby quilts ready for quilting, and I think I found my very own LAQ!!! She and I have exchanged a few emails and I think this may work out. A small quilt or two to begin just to see. Her prices seem really reasonable, but she's not fancy. I can't wait to see how this goes.

We had such a beautiful day yesterday. I'm really hoping we get more of the same today. It makes you want to DO, you know? Very motivating!

Blondie, I'm so happy you had such a wonderful day with your DD. She sounds like such a sweetie, just like her Mama! Two peas in a pod, huh? My DD lives with me, we have days go by where we barely see each other, let alone talk! My Mom used to say "she doesn't waste words" about my DD, and it's SO true. Real quiet that one. I was always told I was vaccinated with a phonograph needle!

Ok, off to get it going. Hugs/Prayers to everyone with a want or a need. There are many! Have a wonderful day and get out and get some FRESH AIR!!!

MRoy
April 2nd, 2014, 08:37 AM
Good morning! I may be one of the few who wishes they had a Wal-mart cause all we have is a K-mart and Dollar General stores. There are super Wal-marts in 3 adjoining counties so I guess we're outta luck.

I mowed my yard yesterday, mostly cut down the weeds and wild onions so they don't bloom and go to seed. I haven't been in the sewing room for a few days, I think it's time to get back out there.

Granny Judy
April 2nd, 2014, 08:48 AM
Love those special times with family... glad to see ya had such a great day together.

DD is stayin home to take care of Me (her Momma) since I have had a really bad couple of days with a "stomach bug". I never have had anything this bad in quite a number of years.. Hopefully this will be the last day of it all. and I will be recovering fast.

Just had to pop in and see how everyone is doing, since I missed ya the past few days.

Sandy Navas
April 2nd, 2014, 08:49 AM
Having weird things happening around here and not sure what to do today. I'm supposed to head to Hamilton (Al's going with me) for the Haunted House BOM but right now that's probably up in the air. See, here's why. We have absolutely no telephone service. We use AT&T and have been without service over 36 hours - although we only became aware of it about 1 or 2 yesterday afternoon. NO SERVICE.

Our SIL arrives home from work about 7 a.m. every day. Yesterday he wasn't here. DD and all the girls were gone, too, so we assumed that they met up with Dad and had gone to Mass which is being held at 9 a.m., during Lent. When they didn't come home we then assumed maybe they had a late breakfast . . . lunch . . . dinner??? About 5 o'clock in the afternoon we also noticed that their dog isn't home . . . and we have NO telephone service. No, they still aren't home. We've been checking news, etc., drove some distances trying to get telephone service (it's a widespread outage). This morning Al realizes he can try to contact them on Google Hangouts - so we managed to get someone to pick up the telephone on their end . . . but can't communicate. I hardly slept all night. I had all these theories running through my mind but none explains why the dog is with them . . . WEIRD.

I am very, very concerned. DD is always sharing what is happening, where they are going, what they are doing, and all has been very fine around here. She's supposed to take her FIL to have cataract surgery today. What to do, what to do? Hate the anxiety of not knowing what's going on - whether it's something serious or not.

EnumclawGramma
April 2nd, 2014, 09:04 AM
Having weird things happening around here and not sure what to do today. I'm supposed to head to Hamilton (Al's going with me) for the Haunted House BOM but right now that's probably up in the air. See, here's why. We have absolutely no telephone service. We use AT&T and have been without service over 36 hours - although we only became aware of it about 1 or 2 yesterday afternoon. NO SERVICE.

Our SIL arrives home from work about 7 a.m. every day. Yesterday he wasn't here. DD and all the girls were gone, too, so we assumed that they met up with Dad and had gone to Mass which is being held at 9 a.m., during Lent. When they didn't come home we then assumed maybe they had a late breakfast . . . lunch . . . dinner??? About 5 o'clock in the afternoon we also noticed that their dog isn't home . . . and we have NO telephone service. No, they still aren't home. We've been checking news, etc., drove some distances trying to get telephone service (it's a widespread outage). This morning Al realizes he can try to contact them on Google Hangouts - so we managed to get someone to pick up the telephone on their end . . . but can't communicate. I hardly slept all night. I had all these theories running through my mind but none explains why the dog is with them . . . WEIRD.

I am very, very concerned. DD is always sharing what is happening, where they are going, what they are doing, and all has been very fine around here. She's supposed to take her FIL to have cataract surgery today. What to do, what to do? Hate the anxiety of not knowing what's going on - whether it's something serious or not.

Oh Sandy I feel ya! I HATE this type of thing. My daughter and I have an understanding. No matter how old she gets, no matter how independent she is, I WILL hear from her, even if it's only a text message saying "hi I'm alive", I will hear from her everyday. Period.

But....I have had times of silence like you're having. Praying things come to a quick and positive conclusion today. This morning. Please keep us posted.

Jean Sewing Machine
April 2nd, 2014, 09:29 AM
Wow, Sandy, that is a huge worry! Where do you disappear to with all those kids and a dog? I hope you find all is well and the lack of phone service was the only issue! I see big rain is in western Mo. Headed to St. Louis. My grandson is on a field trip to Jeff City for some science/ social studies learning, hate it that he is on a school bus in stormy weather on I-70. I'll be nervous til 5 p.m. When I hear he is back safely. Probably wet also!
I lived in Cuba that Barb always mentioned. They had one of the smallest WalMarts, it was really our main siurce of everything except food. They might not have had dozens of things in one category to choose from, but they had fabric, and it was cheap! Miss that for sure!

Hope you all have a good day. I hope to cut some strips today for one daughter's quilt, and some blocks for the other daughter's quilt. Once they are cut, I can work on the blocks. Got a new ruler/cutter combo that I need to test out. I'll let you know if it is the best thing since sliced bread! Eleanor Burns serms to think so! I bought it from QIAD!

shermur
April 2nd, 2014, 09:52 AM
I'm so jealous, Blondie....I would love to have DD time with my Navy daughter. She bought a wedding dress the other day in Dan Diego. 72480
Evidently She and her beau are going to get married on a beach before he deploys in June. I won't be able to attend....I have to accept that there isn't time, not money to go. I feel like all the life changes going on is ruling my life and I have no control over anything.
I certainly can only hope that today is better than yesterday; my step-monster put my emotion in high-anxiety mode. And today it is raining more than I need. We have a house showing tomorrow and I pray no water gets into the basement.....pray, people, pray!:icon_rolleyes:

Sandy Navas
April 2nd, 2014, 09:56 AM
Oh, Sherri - sending prayers all the way around. Missing your daughter's wedding has to hurt - especially with everything else you've had on your plate recently. Hang tough - you can do it. I used to have a clipping from a book that read something like 'it's always difficult, when you are headed downhill on a winding road, to remember that you will be soon going back up and everything will be fine'.

Mpyles
April 2nd, 2014, 10:08 AM
(((Sandy)))) I'd be nutso! Hope you hear something soon!

EmmaB
April 2nd, 2014, 10:38 AM
Ooo Sandy! I'd be nuts too!!! Hope they are able to check in soon!!

Sherri, I pray that your house sells quick and with a net sale to allow you to attend your dd's wedding.

Simply Quilting
April 2nd, 2014, 10:48 AM
Blondie, thanks for the chicken picture, it brought a smile to my face.

We are headed to the doctors this morning. A follow up for my husband whose face looks like it has returned basically back to normal and just a yearly thyroid checkup for me. Tonight hubby goes in for a sleep study to be able to keep his CDL - it is mandatory to have a yearly sleep study if you have a C-PAP and want to keep your CDL.

We have gotten a little bit of rain - yeah we need it. Still need a lot more gentle rain to soak into the ground.

Sandy, I hope you get the phone fixed soon and everything is fine with DD.

Have a great day everyone :)

MayinJerset
April 2nd, 2014, 11:07 AM
Forgot to add this earlier, May72483

WendyI
April 2nd, 2014, 11:40 AM
Holy crap Sandy...I hope everything is okay! I'd be completely bonkers!

Today is work...and all in all I'm okay today which is nice for a change. BUT sadly no time to hang out with you all...work interfering unfortunately. Just want to wish you all a fantabulous day! xox

dwil23
April 2nd, 2014, 11:51 AM
Sandy, that is very unsettling. I will be away from my computer most fo the day, but you will be on my mind. I will be praying that you find out SOON. I am sure they are okay and there is a good explanation, but Mom's worry. It's what we do.

Sherry - (((HUGS)))) and prayers

auntiemern
April 2nd, 2014, 01:59 PM
Good day all. Big storm and hail woke me up this morning. Sandy, I am just dumbfounded with what is going on with your family. My heart is in my stomach just thinking about how in the heck an entire family disappears with no word. Please let me know as soon as you hear something. Unsettling is an understatement.

Sandy Navas
April 2nd, 2014, 03:41 PM
Brief Update. Though we have absolutely NO idea why, she cancelled our telephone plan - we've all been on a family plan for over 10 years . . . Hmmmmm? I was able to pull up her calls over the past couple days but there isn't anything unusual there. Al and I have had to get new telephones and number changes!

I know that she did take her FIL in for his surgery but didn't stay. I could have hung around for her to return to pick him up, but I figure I can let her know I'm concerned and if she wants to fill me in . . . well, okay. Things were very smooth the last time we talked, so I am . . . stunned.

auntiemern
April 2nd, 2014, 04:26 PM
Glad to hear they are ok,,,but still very concerned over whatever is going on....call if you can. Will pm my number in case you lost it.

alliek
April 2nd, 2014, 07:50 PM
How I wish my DD could just stop by! I'd even go to Walmart with her (UGH,don't like to go either) Someday we will live close to each other. I'll see her for Easter anyway, but not for her birthday. We will celebrate both when she gets here then I have a week with her . Yaaay!!!

MayinJerset
April 2nd, 2014, 08:07 PM
Sandy, Glad you have some kind of news about DD and family, dog too.

quiltingtrish
April 2nd, 2014, 09:24 PM
I'm glad you heard from her Sandy, but it would drive me nuts too.

For those following Katie's escapades, after not passing 2 20K's, she passed the 15K tonight. She will be waiting orders for Florida and hopes to fly there sometime this weekend.

Went off on the kids at school today. A study hall that should be quiet and had 3 girls constantly laughing and very loud. After repeated requests to shush them, I finally asked them to come with me to the room next door. I asked the teacher if I could please bring these girls in so they could see how every other study hall is run. When they wouldn't go in, she ordered them inside and said if it were her, they would have been given two chances and then written up. Well, that goes nowhere with our principal when I write them up, so I figured I'd embarrass them instead. When the regular teacher finally walked in and I told her what was going on, she lit into them. Before I left school, I stopped in to see the secretary to let her know that I would be available if any of their parents phoned and complained and made sure I was loud enough so the principal heard me. Anyhoo ...

I do think Spring is finally here. These and autumn nights are the ones I remember most from my childhood playing with the neighborhood kids until we heard our mother's voices yelling up and down the street for us all to come in. I was lucky I had a great childhood with the best of friends.

Hope you all have a great day tomorrow.

Hugs,

Sandy Navas
April 2nd, 2014, 10:37 PM
Children seldom are taught respect and responsibility these days. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.