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    I said it once, now I need to keep saying it....

    I said.......wait for it............I said no!!

    I didn't say 'I don't think I can' or 'I am sorry, I don't have time' or 'I would love to but.....' I said non of that...... I said 'I don't want to do that'!!!

    My mother in law has for 20 years been involved in a theater group doing costumes. This year is a pantomime starting just after Christmas. The panto is Sleeping Beauty and there are so many costumes it is a lot of work. In the past when she has been pushed I have helped out, usually with the more arty farty costumes which she struggles with. Anyway the group has taken for granted that a) she will manage the costumes no matter how many there are and without a realistic budget and that if she is struggling that I will chip in. Well! Not this time. Nope. Nada. I don't want to!!

    I feel bad for my mother in law but I am refusing to feel guilty. When Jean was going through her costume drama I was remembering how awful it is sometimes............. lets be honest here..... it is often awful. That reminder did me good and when this phone call came I was able to be strong. So this time they will have to get MIL some PAID help and bloody well get on with it.

    Whispers..........I have told her I will make the fancy Beauty's costumes for her but the group won't know. To help her is one thing but as for the rest...... they just take advantage. So don't tell them will you?
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    #2
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    Another of the many, many reasons we all love you so very much!

    Stick to your Guns, Annie Oakley!
    Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
    it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

    "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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      #3
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      Good for you! Hope that all is as well as it can be! Take care!
      sigpic

      God, Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
      The stash to make a quilt to help me cope,
      A quilt to give to comfort those I love in times of hurt, fear and uncertainty.
      And the courage to keep on sewing when life itself seems held together by a single thread of hope.

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        #4
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        Stay Strong, your have your priorities and that is not making costumes.
        Remember, people will see your quilts long after you are gone. . . Not your housework!!

        Leoniesigpic

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          #5
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          Hi - Good for you!! Standing up for yourself and saying what you really feel is such a stress reliever!!! I love it!!! Hugs to you!!! Mary Ann

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            #6
            Re: I said it once, now I need to keep saying it....

            Sometimes you just have to think of yourself because nobody else does. I know that sounds arrogant but sometimes people take advantage of others and it's just not right.

            Fannie

            Live each day as if it were your last!

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              #7
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              You handled it perfectly! Offering to do a costume was lending a hand, yet not getting totally embedded...
              You really have enough on your plate Miss Daisy....
              It wasn't that hard, now was it?
              Now give yourself a pat on the back!
              And MUMS the word...lol
              I really need to get off the exclamation point.
              It may give people the idea that I'm bright and cheerful all the time....

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                #8
                Re: I said it once, now I need to keep saying it....

                Good for you and from the sounds of it, good for your MIL. Glad that you added such a useful word to your vocabulary.
                Thinking of you and Mr. D. -
                Sewing mends the soul.
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                Do the math; count your blessings
                Laughing is good exercise. It's like jogging on the inside.

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                ~ Madeleine L'Engle

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                  #9
                  Re: I said it once, now I need to keep saying it....

                  You Go Girl !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                  Stick to your guns !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                  Be Blessed !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                  bopeep
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                    #10
                    Re: I said it once, now I need to keep saying it....

                    You have good reason to say no anyway. Don't you have vacation plans for sometime in January?
                    K is for Karen 😊​..................
                    Cremation - My last hope for a smokin' hot body.


                    Before you speak,
                    T - is it TRUE?
                    H - is it HELPFUL?
                    I - is it INSPIRING?
                    N - is it NECESSARY?
                    K - is it KIND?

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                      #11
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                      Good for you!!! How's Seamus? God Bless You and Mr. D!
                      ~Kathy~

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                        #12
                        Re: I said it once, now I need to keep saying it....

                        Way to go and good for you Daisy! Keeping you and Mr. D in my thoughts and prayers.
                        *~* Myrna *~*
                        *~* Quilters lead pieceful lives *~*

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                          #13
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                          So glad you finally learned how to say that word. Now stick to your guns. It get's easier to use it after the first time
                          Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love

                          Marilyn......
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                            #14
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                            NO MORE COSTUMES!!!!!

                            Good for you! After this last round with Jean and my own struggle with Em's dinosaur, I say no more for all of us!
                            We are here to back you up Daisy! It is nice that you agreed to help MIL on the sly though. Then she'll realize that it's the theatre Co that you are saying no to and not her. She shouldn't be dumped on either.

                            You have enough on your plate that is for sure!
                            Hugs, Cathy
                            Be who you are and say what you feel
                            because those who mind don't matter,
                            and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Seuss

                            http://www.toggpine.wordpress.com

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                              #15
                              Re: I said it once, now I need to keep saying it....

                              Ohhh!!! That is such a hard word to say isnt it?!? I think we all learn that we have to say that word the hard way eventually. Good for you!
                              Finished is way better than perfect! :icon_bigsmile:

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