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    Thursday - what a difference a week can make


    Happy Thursday Folksies!

    I will actually be able to work this morning. I can actually walk across the road without fear of the slip and slide way I have had to walk in the past week. Yesterday was a decent day. Why, it even smelled like a Spring Day. Dare I say that? It rained in the first part of the day, then the sun came out. Both of those elements helped to wash most of the snow away. There is still some holding on but we are confident it will be all gone by tomorrow. Thunderstorms are expected here as well. I believe everyone in our state who was jonesing for snow will be happy now for another year. And I hope to see no more this year. My heart goes out to all my Northern friends and kin who are still in the throes of snow. Be safe, warm and for goodness sakes, keep that white stuff up there.

    Yesterday I was able to practice FMQ a bit. We had dinner at Mom's last evening. The old gal made us a delish veggie dinner of butter beans, collards, stewed potatoes, pintos and biscuits. Of course, she had some fatback for me. She made peach cobbler for dessert. Some dinners just deserve a cobbler for dessert. Or pie. Mom makes the best cobblers. Forget her cookies. She has lost her touch with cookies. They are hard little turds and have been known to resemble one. Oy. I have yet to figure out what she does to cookies. Just trust me. If Mom ever offers you a cookie, just say no.

    Okay folksies, I am going to be off to get ready for work. I am really looking forward to seeing a few of my peeps. Thinking of those here who need a hug, a shoulder, prayer and in general a true smile.



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    Blondie, TOO funny!
    I got out of work early, this morning. My sidewalk was TREACHOROUS.
    DH has been great about getting rid of the BIG STUFF, but if a couple of inches fall, and warm weather is in sight, his motto is "God put it there, and God will take it away".....
    OY VEY!
    I sure do LOVE that you smell spring in the air.
    Something's got to give!
    We haven't seen this kind of snow fall in 10 years or better!
    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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      #3
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      Blondie, you gave me my morning chuckle describing your mom's cookies! Thanks for the heads up, in case I ever get a chance to visit!

      Got an appointment with the accountant this morning for tax prep. I always owe, so it isn't fun like it once was when I got a refund. I did have my way with the IRA savings last year, so the results of this visit will be painful, I'm sure. The piper must be paid!

      I need to trim and bind the X and O quilt for my friend. Perhaps I can drown my IRS sorrows this afternoon with some sewing room time. Looking at a crisply finished quilt always is fun!

      Hope everybody has a good day! We're looking at some rain storms in a few hours, may make the morning commute a bit challenging!

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        #4
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        Good morning friends. Blondie I make hockey pucks instead of tea biscuits, I just don't have the knack for making those. Momma probably just leaves them to cook for too long.

        I heard disturbing news from my oldest last night. Seems like my DIL is not happy with her life at the moment. It is not the marriage which is a good thing. I don't quite understand it all but the jist of it is she has applied to enter into the military and if all goes well she will go to school in Halifax. He is scheduled to be transferred back to the west coast in about a year. So they will split up. At this point it is just temporary while she goes to school. It may become permanent down the road, I just don't know. I am so sad for my son, but he seems fine with her decision. Like he said, whatever happens, happens. It just weighs heavily in my heart.

        I do get to see them or at least him this weekend as there is a wedding reception for my niece and her husband who got married last week in Mexico. Should be a fun time.

        Yesterday I received not one but two packages in the mail. The first was an order from Fabric Shack for coordinating fabric for my square in a square quilt, the other from Shirley in Kansas for fabric we swapped.

        Off to the dentist this morning. Canada should get two more medals today, hopefully both gold in women's hockey and curling. GO CANADA GO!!

        Have a great day everyone.
        Blessed are the children of the piecemakers for they shall inherit the quilts!

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          Good Morning, all!

          Jean, if I owe, which I always do, I don't even think about taxes until at least April 5th!. Hope this is the last year for a long while that I will have to pay. All that interest I will have to pay this year should balance it out better.

          I'm off for another day of work at the house. Talk about getting weary - I am weary of this house already. I just can't seem to make any real forward progress with all the little projects that keep rearing their ugly little heads. There is still so much to do and all I really want to do is quilt! I took a break and went to Joann's yesterday to pick up some fabrics for a couple of little kitty quilts - one for Emmy and one for my daughters new kitten, Violette. Emmy is doing okay physically, be we do realize that she has taken a bit of a hit to her brain. Neurologically she's not quite all there. Definitely an indoor kitty from now on, and so far she has been a good indoor kitty. She really is a very sweet little girl.

          Hugs and Prayers for all in need - stay safe and warm, everyone.
          Donna

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            #6
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            Good morning! Taxes...working on those is on the agenda for next week! Monique, sorry to hear about your DS and DIL. I hope all works out for the best for them. Donna, hang in there with your house. It never fails when you start fixing up or remodeling you find other things that need doing too. It'll all come together and be wonderful.

            I went to the going out of business sale yesterday looking for fabric. I got there at 10:30 and the store was packed with women who had their arms loaded with bolts of fabric. I left and went to visit with some former coworkers and returned to the store around 10. The crowd had thinned down. I got some neutrals that I needed and some fat quarters. I'll wait for deeper discounts before going back.

            We've got rain coming tonight then cooler temps. For those getting more really bad weather, please stay safe and warm.
            *~* Myrna *~*
            *~* Quilters lead pieceful lives *~*

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              Good morning.. I am up and drinking my coffee, that's a start. Suppose to have thunderstorms today, actually they were suppose to start last night but so far so good.

              Signs of spring are popping up now and then.. Skunks are out, birds are singing. Come on Spring!!!!!!!!

              Blondie: I loved your description of your mom's cookies.. I made a batch of cookies one time that were hard as rocks. My husband at the time called them "Concrete Delights" he said once he dunked them in his coffee they were soft and delicious. LOL

              Hope everyone has a great day.
              Hugs and prayers to all
              Donna
              MSQC: Where Strangers become Friends and Friends become Family!

              "The soul would have no rainbows, if the eyes had no tears."native American wisdom

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                #8
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                Good morning.....

                Well it's finally supposed to be about 60° here today but it's supposed to rain. We'll see what that brings with piles and piles of snow that will melt. I am looking forward to the warmer temps though.

                I will be working on our taxes this week-end. Hope it's good news for us

                I have started cleaning my sewing room but I only clean for a short while. Will clean off a table, work on quilt squares, organize some fabric, work on quilt squares. It's getting done slowly...but getting done So by the time I have my room cleaned I may have a quilt top ready to quilt.

                Well need to get busy....have a wonderful day! Prayers and hugs
                Shirley aka buckeyequilter
                I work to support a sewing habit that I don't have time for, because I work!

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                  #9
                  Re: Thursday - what a difference a week can make

                  Morning Everyone,

                  We're getting rain with lightning this morning. So far I haven't heard any thunder but the washer is running and that may be why. It is supposed to freeze again tonight with more rain tomorrow.

                  I made breakfast for our dinner last night and then went to bed at 6:30. I'm not perky at all this morning again. I may go back to bed and see if I can wake up better later. I have that same odd headache going on.

                  Hugs, Barb
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                  Scottie Mom Barb

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                    #10
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                    Gee, I wanted to talk about something other than the weather as I'm as tired of it as I know the rest of you are but now we have another 'fun' topic to rant about as the dreaded Tax Time is here again.

                    DH insists on doing them himself even though there were 3 different years that he made small errors that caused us lots of time and frustration to get resolved. We paid some additional taxes were informed that all penalities were "forgiven". Or so we thought. Last month we received IRS notice that we owed $100 in penalties, never said for what year(s) so we could check our records. After much ranting and yelling DGH sent them a check as he wanted to have a clear deck to work on 2013's return. Yesterday we received an IRS Tax Refund for $63 and change, again no mention why or for what year, just the check. It's going to be fun - I think I'll steal all of last year's tax stuff and go to an accountant as the fee will be well worth it.

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                      #11
                      Re: Thursday - what a difference a week can make

                      Good morning all. The sun is shining that's a start. suppose to get in the 40's today hoping for some melt down on snow. Rain in the forecast for later. Taxes done , I always send them to the accountant, just waiting for refunds to be deposited. We always have more taken out then necessary at work so we have something to look forward to this time of year . Finished my Ozark star topper, the girls want to make one for class so I had to get another made. I gotta say I am LOVIN' this new cordless iron. Not sure why I never thought of this ages ago.. Blondie you make me giggle about mom's cookies. Have a great day all and like our Blondie says face everything with a smile it will make your day better!
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                        #12
                        Re: Thursday - what a difference a week can make

                        Good morning all. Sun is out here - Praise God.

                        Blondie - your Mom's cookies sound like my clover leaf rolls....they kinda bounce out of the pan - maybe we're realted - lol

                        Barb - hope your headache goes away. Monique - sorry about DS and DIL....hopefully they can work it out, are there children involved? Our DS and DIL are estranged but live in the same house to share the care of their 2 little girls. Seems to work for them.

                        Taxes - ugh - thank heavens DH does them and I don't have to. Last year was the first time in our entire married lives that we got a refund....hope the same holds true for this year.


                        Going to Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis tonight for dinner and to see Booker T, (who remembers "Booker T and the MGs".) We're going with some friends from church, should be a fun evening.

                        Wonder if Little Mini Cooper is home yet???

                        Have a great day everyone
                        Last edited by Carol336; February 20, 2014, 06:32 AM.

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                          Good rainy morning all. Had to get up early to be at DD's to get kids up, ready and out the door for school today. Early morning and I do not get along. After I get the girls on the bus, my little man and I will go back to my house, til time to bring him back here to catch his bus. I was very disappointed not getting to see the doc yesterday to get the prelim report of my CT. Now I have to wait til tomorrow afternoon. I feel good, so hoping all is well. I plan on getting the binding sewn on my other benefit quilt today. At least the machine part, and start on the hand stitching. Hugs for all, prayers for those that need them.
                          Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love

                          Marilyn......
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                            #14
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                            Warning label for My DD#2's coffee... It'll put hair on your chest and melt the spoon. Maybe if I had one of Those cookies of Blondie's mom??? I only took a 1/2 cup and I feel like My body shifted into over drive. Maybe today I can get some sewing and cutting done.

                            More rain today and hopefully all the snow will be gone. The storm woke me last night... but I went right back to sleep.

                            As for my post yesterday about the 2 rescued dogs.. they have been in the family since puppies.. After My Tuffy passed in 2011 they adopted me.. every morning they come into my room to make sure I am up.. they used to jump up on me while I was in bed.. So I did have to "correct that behavior".. Pepper is a mixed Aussie Shepard. Mocha is a mix black lab and chow. both are good size dogs that live the good life here.

                            I don't go to the pet store with the kids because I can't leave the homeless animals behind.. the local groups set up adoption at the store where we get our pet food and supplies. There is always ONE that grabs my heart but I'm not able to give another dog or cat my heart right now.. We still have 3 cats and 2 dogs to care for . And all our pets are "rescued".
                            Judy

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                              #15
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                              Originally posted by Carol336 View Post
                              Good morning all. Sun is out here - Praise God.



                              Going to Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis tonight for dinner and to see Booker T, (who remembers "Booker T and the MGs".) We're going with some friends from church, should be a fun evening.

                              Wonder if Little Mini Cooper is home yet???

                              Have a great day everyone
                              I went to the Ram's Head once with DS and GF. At least I think that is where we went. We had dinner and then went to the other side for a show. Can't remember who, someone that they had seen before. I do remember it was fun and I had a good time. It was around Christmas time I think.
                              Been working on my Hunter's Star quilt. Cut out the last 11 blocks this morning. Hope to get them sewn up over the next couple days, and the body of the quilt put together. Then I need to figure out how I am going to do borders. I have an idea, but need to think it through a little more.
                              Supposed to be in the 50s today, but rain storms. At least the rain will help melt all this snow. Better for it to melt gradually than all at once, or then the flooding begins. We don't have problems with flooding, but our back yard does become a swamp for a while.
                              Have a good day everyone.
                              Dolores :lol::icon_heh:

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