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    WOOHOO it's Wednesday!!

    rabbits-jump-and-they-live-for-8-years-dogs-run-15166428.png Good morning friends. YES it's Wednesday. Yesterday was a much better day, still busy but not crazy busy. It sure is busy for a small post office. It is what it is and I am thankful that I have a job that I do enjoy. I did manage to get a little sewing done in the afternoon. AND the thermos I used, kept my soup relatively hot. Win win.

    I stopped and picked up the mail yesterday and lo and behold I had a package. I bought this bathroom set (shower curtain, rug, toilet cover) on Amazon that has the Red Christmas Truck on it. Was expecting it between Nov 29 and Dec 29 as it was coming from China. It arrived last week while I was away. WOOHOO, my sister-in-law is happy as it is for her. We couldn't find one any other place and I told her I was giving it to her for Christmas but not to expect to have it before then. I learned last year when I ordered a sweater for Maizyn for Christmas, it didn't arrive until well after Christmas.

    It is an extremely cold start to the day but we will have sunshine. Still no snow and that is okay with me.

    Have a great day everyone. Be kind, safe and healthy.
    Blessed are the children of the piecemakers for they shall inherit the quilts!

    #2
    Good Morning All,

    Best laid plans, we didn't end up going to Dragonfly yesterday. Carl had plans with his brother to work on the play structure in their back yard, before the kids get here in Dec. So, Dianne has a hair cut this morning. She'll pick me up after she's done and we'll go to Dragonfly.

    I teased the grands about their room being a mess. None of them picked up on the fact they haven't been here for 8 months. lol, so I ended up telling them it wasn't their mess but mine. I still need to get in there and clean up what I can. The box with my sewing stuff is in there and my painting stuff is in there. So, this clean up is all on me!

    I'll be busy binding quilts and getting them ready to mail out. Melinda's Christmas gift, the Triple Play Book, will be here today. I have another package to from Amazon due today. Yesterday, was a big delivery day too, between Amazon and Instacart.

    I was so tickled that Addie's mom took a picture and sent it to me. I think she really loves the quilt. They had a meeting yesterday where they got to see images of Addie's brain. She's amazed that she's even doing as well as she is doing. Everything is still swollen, and there are areas all over her brain that are dead. She has a long road to recovery ahead. Prayers for her would be appreciated.

    Have a wonderful day! Prayers for those in need, for healing touches, for grace, peace and comfort. Prayers of thanksgiving for all of our many blessings.
    Katrina
    From NC, retired in FL
    “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” Maya Angelou

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      #3
      Good Morning. Today is the busy day before Thanksgiving. A lot of cooking and baking will happen today and people will be traveling to be with their friends and family. I’m thankful we will be having a slow holiday. I will cook early and after the big meal at about 1 pm we can snack if we need more food.

      I’m told that we will likely have rain tomorrow. Friday we will finish decorating our tree and unpack some other decorations. Jeff loves to help do things like that.

      The Girls are still asleep. We kept them up later than usual last night in hopes this might happen. Jeff wanted to sleep in a little but the smell of the coffee brewing woke him up. I guess our day is starting.

      Have a fun day everyone. 💕
      sigpicwww.whisperofrose.blogspot.com


      Scottie Mom Barb

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        #4
        Duplicate….couldn’t delete it.
        sigpicwww.whisperofrose.blogspot.com


        Scottie Mom Barb

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          #5
          Good morning ☀️💕🍁

          Monique, how wonderful to get a package before you expect it!
          Katrina, it’s fun to tease kids…..and when they get it…..makes your day! Loved the post about Addie, she be in my prayers.
          Barb, your thanksgiving sounds peaceful. I love to snack and eat leftovers!

          Its suppose to rain tomorrow here too so we’ve got a busy day today cleaning the lawn and gutters. Not sure if I’ll bake tomorrow or today. We’re going to my DIL’s parents for Thanksgiving. We were friends long before our kids “found” each other. I love their company! I’m going to miss leftovers, so I’m working on a menu for us for Saturday as we’ll be going to another son’s for Friday. Gosh we’ve gotten so busy lately!

          Hope ever has a blessed Thanksgiving……enjoy whom you’re with 💕🦃🍁💕
          💫 Anita......Star lover❣️

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          • grammaterry
            grammaterry commented
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            Thats nice that the DIL is almost related to you by friendship. Makes for much nicer relationships with history

          #6
          Good morning! It’s cold here in Atlanta, hope it warms up some soon!

          My daughter and I went on a long road trip to find small things and we were mostly successful. Somebody on FBposted a picture of a Christmas ornament of a blue Jeep carrying a Christmas tree. Supposedly from Michael’s. We went to two Michael’s, but no Blue Jeep ornaments to be found. It will be my unicorn to find.

          I worked on my OBW blocks yesterday. They go together quickly, I have 87 to make, I am halfway there. Then (zippers , autocorrect added this word??) I can use my DDs design wall to figure out how to sew them together.

          We watched Christmas movies last night, including the Polar Express. I remember when the book came out in ‘88, I was teaching first grade that year. I read it to my students, and the last page of the book always gets to me. That was a year when I couldn’t hear the silver bell. It was not a good year for me, and I was holding it together by a shoestring. The last page of the book always chokes me up, I could barely get the words out to my class. I was excited when they made a movie based on the book, and it did not disappoint! It became my granddaughter’s favorite movie. We adults had to hide the copies of our DVDs because year round, she wanted to see it, and the adults were sick of it! I was the only family member who would sit through it with her! It is still a Christmas favorite of mine, and last night’s viewing didn’t disappoint! The end still chokes me up!

          We are getting going early today to do breakfast and then go to see the Van Gogh exhibit.

          Not sure what’s on the agenda after that. Tomorrow, we make pumpkin pies, then the SIL takes over the kitchen for turkey dinner!

          Hope you all have a great day!

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          • JCY
            JCY commented
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            Thanks for clarifying, Jean.

          • Monique
            Monique commented
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            Jean, found it here in Canada. https://www.michaels.com/assorted-gl.../10672639.html

          • KPH
            KPH commented
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            There were several books that I would read to the kids at Christmas. The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree, the author was a childhood friend of our principal. Where the Red Fern Grows,makes me cry every time. One year Joy and I had to pass off the book, I'd read for a while, start crying, and she'd take over, then she'd start. We were a MESS!

          #7
          Good morning!
          It's cold today-- I guess summer is over. Yesterday I got the cranberries made, two apple pies, and some chocolate chip cookies. A couple of the grandkids don't care much for pie. Today will be the pumpkin pies, prepare but not bake the stuffing, and cook some carrots. Tomorrow DH and I will celebrate by going to the casino. Our family dinner is on Sunday.
          I ordered some fabric for a new quilt to make (why did I do that when I have a closet full of fabric????) It's supposed to arrive today. So maybe I'll start cutting out some pieces if I get done with the food prep.
          Not much else going on.
          Have a happy day!
          ~ Carol from Southwest PA

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            #8
            Yesterday I got up and washed my hair...an ordeal since I don't have a hair dryer here...and got ready to go into town to take MIL grocery shopping and lunch. I let Fuji outside around 7 and was trying to be gone by 9 but he would not come in the house. He would come and look at me when called and then run under the house and I could just see that little imp teasing me and running. My hair still damp in the cold didn;t help. I tried my mad voice, I tried playing with the fishing rod (he would chase it but not come in the house) Finally, I fed him a half of piece of deli ham (the only people food he has ever been interested in) and I knew he would need to go potty soon and sure enough, he begged to get in the house to do his duty. Silly cat. Anyway, got out of the house at 10.
            Went to Habitat thrift store with MIL and found the cutest duck for the river house. Also two chairs that came from a Subway restaurant remodel. They are metal and really sturdy. I will put them on the front porch for extra seating.
            I needed some Sweet German Choc. for the birthday cake and you know how the cake recipe has always been on the inside of the box...not any more...so I looked on the internet for Bakers original German Choc. Cake. Found two recipes...one was correct...the other should not have been called original. Not really any similarity...how can they claim that.?
            success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiam
            Terry of NC

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            • Nwmnteacher
              Nwmnteacher commented
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              Terry, something else to buy duplicates of! I have a hair dryer and a curling iron I leave at the cabin all the time.

            • grammaterry
              grammaterry commented
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              yup...no getting around it. I am looking...at least one wasted hour...for my fancy cake plate and cover. There are no more hiding places and I know I didn't take it to the coast because I had to buy one while I was there. whew! I gave up. Its on a regular charger plate and guess what...the bottom layer collapsed. It is so ugly but it will taste good.

            • KPH
              KPH commented
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              Grandma Phillips always said the ugly cakes taste the best. It's so true! I've had a lot of ugly cakes recently.

            #9
            Good Morning! I have been over doing the "rest and heal" thing. Yep pretty much a slug bug to the max lately. And the pic that Monique posted this morning, well it definitely wipes any quilt I have... nothing is a good thing afterall! I did make couple batches of cornbread (for the turkey dressing), not my best but hey once you add the broth and spices I am sure it will at least be edible. Whats the worst possible outcome... they don't ask me next year to make it? And could that really be bad? Less time in kitchen for me!

            Today the dressing and also making the yams (with marshmellows on top of course) and a load of laundry and that is it for my must do list! My daughter is even taking the easy way out this year, instead of making pies from scratch it is a run to Costco. The little one picked out the desserts, a pumpkin pie (for her dad) and choc. cake. Said the choc. was "thanksgivin-ish" and I do believe she picked that flavor for herself. We are eating at my son's and then daughter and crew will spend the night with me. Going to get the girls to decorate my little tree, that should keep em busy for at least an hour.

            Hope all have a very safe and happy day today.

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            • SuzanneOrleansOntario
              SuzanneOrleansOntario commented
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              I like your plan -- make less every year or mess up their favorite dish. I agree sometimes it would be good to pass on to next generation.
              I think I remember my mom fell with glass jars when she was 58, and so we hosted xmas. Somehow, next year it was also easier for us to host. She would bring pies and desserts, which I didn't make at the time. So I've been hosting xmas for family and friends, and all other celebrations for over 32 years. Maybe time to pass on.

            • grammaterry
              grammaterry commented
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              Yup, while we had the restaurant, we tried having holidays there in one of the party rooms while we waited on customers. It was frantic. Finally after 3 yrs of that, one said they would host Christmas and an argument ensued as to why she got to do it, so we agreed on rotation. Christmas still happens that way and I like it. I don't host Christmas but I always host Thanksgiving and 4th of July. How many more years of that...can't say

            #10
            Good Morning, Everyone on this Thanksgiving Eve ~ It sounds like it's a busy, crazy time for everyone getting their meal prep done. Not happening here. DS has to work; I'm not going to cook just for me. I have some stuffing & cranberry sauce in the freezer from last year that I'll take out. I have yams to cook up. No desserts; I have plenty in the freezer.

            I called my cousin in IN last eve. She's my age, never married, & lives in a retirement center. Has her own apt. She had hip replacement surgery a few wks. ago. The surgery itself went well, but during her recovery, she got COVID, from who knows where. She's had a rough time of it, but is doing better now. She's still doing PT. We gabbed for an hour.

            Yest. I ordered some used books from Thrift Books. I've been re-reading Walt Larimore's books. He's a medical dr. & a delightful author.

            We had an unusually warm day yest. It was 75 deg. Today, it's supposed to be only in the 40's. Much cooler weather is in the forecast.

            Today I want to get my books packaged up & mailed off to family. I want to beat the mailing rush. I have PT at 1 p.m.

            I hope everyone has an enjoyable Thanksgiving. I always think of my mom, since she passed away right after Thanksgiving. She had a stroke. She was living in OR at the time. I got to talk to her on the phone prior to her death. She was 92. When my dad was still alive, we had some wonderful family get-togethers at the holidays. Lots of good memories. Count your blessings!

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            • SuzanneOrleansOntario
              SuzanneOrleansOntario commented
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              I guess Thanksgiving is a good time to remember other people and be grateful. Enjoy your celebration, even if not in the presence of an army of people. You are blessed to have many you can reach out to.

            • grammaterry
              grammaterry commented
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              Joy, several of the grocers are open on Thanksgiving here and they have deli departments that have meat and three meals. Two that I know of are serving a turkey dinner with turkey, mashed potatoes, greenbeans, roll and pumpking pie for $7. Sounds like a great deal. If it were't so far I might go get go boxes for the clan.

            #11
            Be it every so simple, we all have so much to be thankful for. I know we will be counting our blessings.
            sigpicwww.whisperofrose.blogspot.com


            Scottie Mom Barb

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              #12
              Good morning. The sun is shining brightly. It will be a busy day in the kitchen. I will start with the baking the Apple pie, brownies and chocolate chip cookies. Then we will move on to prepping the veggies and lastly, we'll prep the stuffing and then, the task I really dislike, clean the turkey. We should be done well before John, Rob and Auggie arrive tonight. They both are working today so they will get here around 9 I think.

              I think Christmas movies will be what I will be watching on Friday. Reba McIntyre is in one on Lifetime that I want to see.

              Well I guess I need to get this day moving along. Not sure I will get here tomorrow morning so I'll send on my wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving this morning. Whatever your plans are, may your day be filled with love, peace and yummy food.
              Ginny B
              Levittown, NY

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              • Ginny B
                Ginny B commented
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                The name of the movie is Christmas in Tune.

              • JCY
                JCY commented
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                My niece in TN will be attending a Reba McIntyre concert over the Christmas holidays. Friends of hers got a ticket for her. She's really looking forward to it.

              • SuzanneOrleansOntario
                SuzanneOrleansOntario commented
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                Thanks for the name -- I will look for it and record it.

              #13
              Good morning,

              Jean, Special memories of movie times with grandma are so precious. Those marathons are fun! Our children still speak of watching favorite movies with their grandma. Stay warm & Happy Thanksgiving!

              A busy day planned for us. Errands and some time with Little Man so DD can shop. I'll start some cooking this afternoon and maybe a little decorating. Neighbors have put the Christmas lights up already. I need to hang ours too. Easy to do with the hooks already in the eaves. I use one of those helper tools to reach so no ladders (or bodies) are harmed. LOL!

              Blessings and Happy Thanksgiving to all!
              A bucket of sunshine from the East Coast FL!
              Like sands through the hour glass-sew are the days of our lives!

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                #14
                Happy Thanksgiving quilting friends. We will have my mom over for Thanksgiving. As usual we won't be having traditional meal. We usual prefer something else. This year we are doing brunch.....breakfast casserole and french toast. Yay, for simple meal! I'll be doing some more much needed cleaning and putting away things today.
                "I'm putting together a list of 100 reasons why I am NOT relentless!" - Sue Heck, The Middle

                Leonard: For God's sake, Sheldon, do I have to hold up a sarcasm sign every time I open my mouth?
                Sheldon (intrigued): You have a sarcasm sign?

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                  #15
                  Good morning all and happy Thanksgiving to all American forum members. I'm certain you will all be busy tomorrow or next few days.

                  Its another cold day, but sunny. Hubby wants to drive to train store, he hasn't been in awhile. The owner had several heart attacks earlier this year, and is still in hospital. His wife has been running the store on reduced hours. His plan was to downsize and move stock to his home and sell on-line. It seems he waited a bit too long -- he's in his late 70s. This affected DH as he realized they were same age. I have to drop off a backpack I repaired for GS. I had to handsew with upholstery fabric, as the area would not fit under any DSM. I wanted to visit mom today, but now my right eye seems to have caught the infection from other eye. I am not certain that it was pink eye, but maybe an eye infection. I was working around mouldy machine and dust -- which are my biggest allergens.

                  Yesterday, was a laid back day again -- finished the binding on another quilt, while watching a few movies -- ok, I stretched the hand-sewing to keep watching tv. Leftover chinese food.

                  I have a bit more energy today, so I am going to get some cooking done. My son's surgery went well. His sister dropped him off at home, where he is recovering with his new buddy Bengal. My daughter's youngest ended up at children's hospital at 3am with swollen groin and abdominal pain. They checked him out and sent him home -- probably swollen glands from last week's cold -- bring him back if he doesn't get better. It's so painful, he can't stand or walk. Poor thing. He is such a good kid, but not having a great time of back to school in-person.

                  Gotta run to catch a train -- ok, a ride to the train store. Enjoy your day.
                  Enjoy life and do what makes you happy. Everything else will follow.

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