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Posted: 6/8/2013 9:00:43 AM
Tina, we stayed in Orange Beach when we went to Gulf Shores. It's beautiful. Wish we had rented a condo/house instead of staying in the resort though, would have been less expensive. Be sure and take the short drive to Pensacola to the Air Force Center. It's free and really interesting.

Toni, good luck today. If the weather isn't good, you're right, you'll be busy.

Debi, we're evidently going to have to be more interesting to get some more regular chatters. I know I post sometimes silly stuff just to keep the thread going. Guess I'm going to have to be more creative, LOL.

Had fun at the crop last night. Did a double page myself (need journaling still), showed one gal how to make a tri-fold card and taught a newbie how to use her new Cricut. Stupidly drank sweet tea and ended up not being able to sleep well all night. Silly me.

Going to work on the yard today, supposed to be really pretty then rain the next two days.



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Posted: 6/8/2013 7:41:47 PM
Debi- Did your cousin end up coming?

Tina- Glad you got to visit with your sister. I think it's super sweet that you and DH have a date on Saturdays! I wish me and DH did
something like that.

Toni- Did you find anything good at J's?

Theresa- Glad you had fun at your crop!

Well I survived the hotel.....just barely though! The baby (Nala 11 months) decided that she didn't like sleeping in a strange place so she screamed all night! I took her into bed with DH, me and Kassie (3) but she still wouldn't settle. I finally was able to get about 4 hours of sleep in 2 hour intervals. As you can imagine I am a zombie today! I totally take for granted that she sleeps so well at home. Next time I think I"ll leave her and DH at home and it will be more enjoyable. The kids had a great time swimming and visiting with their cousins though and they slept right through the screaming so I guess that's all that really counts in the end. We were up at 7:30 had breafast and were in the pool again by 8:30 we stayed in there till about 10 before heading back up to the room to pack. Some of the girls had a jacuzzi (we stayed in a 2 room jacuzzi suite) while I packed. Then after check out it was off to McDonalds for lunch then shopping at Wal-Mart before heading back into Canada and home. Phew glad I don't have to do it again for another year though! lol

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Posted: 6/8/2013 9:36:13 PM
Tossa, sounds like you had fun albeit no sleep. Hopefully you can get a good night sleep tonight.

Tina, glad your sister is staying with your parents.

Debi, any sign of the missing headgear?

I've been super busy all day. Started out in the yard. The recent torrential rain created a crater in the yard and my patio turned into a slimy mess from mud. I dug out around the edge of the driveway where the water was coming down. Then put brick edgers down deep in the ground and and made a little indention, or crater, hopefully to direct rain water around the patio into the yard. Redid the shade garden a bit while I was at it. It was way overgrown. Had to move four big Hostas, four Monkey Grass plants and about 10 Black Eyed Susans (not sure why they were there anyway, they are sun lovers). Looks much better. We'll see how it handles the rain that is expected again starting tomorrow.

Came inside, rested a bit then started on the scrap room. I was going to put the stuff up I took to the crop and scrap a little bit but the room is so poorly organized it just depressed me to go in there. Making progress but am going to have to really purge stuff to make the room useable again. Randy wanted to go to sleep (bedroom is across the hall from the den) so I took it as a sign it was time to quit. I did bring a huge basket of ribbon into the living room with me to roll it onto cards to file but, whew, I'm pooped!

Okay, that's all from me. Going to Aunt Joyce's tomorrow after church then, if it's not raining I have to go to my sister's and help her with her pond--again! It'll be up to someone else to keep the thread going tomorrow.


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Posted: 6/9/2013 4:05:29 AM
TOSSA I had the same experience with my twins when they were 9 months old, we flew to Chicago to go to my brother's wedding and the boys screamed the whole night through. They would not settle no matter what. It was nerve racking at best, and my dh was fit to be tied. He was never good with the kids, and he was beside himself and angry at everybody because the boys wouldn't settle. My mom was with us which probably was the only saving factor. The second night went much better. They were always good sleepers (at night, not good nappers) at home too so it was unexpected but understandable. A strange place feels scary even though we brought their portable cribs that they were used to sleeping in and everything. I suspect with the flight and the strange place they were beyond past tired and it was simply out of their control to sleep. Glad those days are over. now they can sleep any where.

In fact when i got home tonight, Noah was in his bed and Owen was on the couch in his room sound asleep with the bedroom lights all on...silly kids.

THERESA I'm not sure i'm up to the task of trying to entertain everyone. But I will keep coming and posting anyhow.

And NO, we still haven't located the headgear. More searching tomorrow.

Debi


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Posted: 6/9/2013 7:10:11 AM
Theresa,

I sent you a prize...check your email!!!





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Posted: 6/9/2013 10:07:40 AM
morning girls -

I slept in a little today...late for me anyway! But wow, I didn't realize how tired I was. yes, yesterday at J's was horrific. We had some mean, nasty people in...but then there are always the really sweet ones too. Our J's has a terrible reputation, to be honest, but a lot of it stems from the people we deal with...if you're nice to us, we're nice to you. I had to go over to the cutting counter and help for a while because Gary called out AGAIN! Why would you put someone who calls out ALL the time on the schedule on Saturday????? I don't mind being on the cutting counter actually, it's a nice change. But sure enough when Bev came in they put me back on customer service and her on the cutting counter, which is fine, but now we're a cashier short! Like I said, a rough day. Plus I had a newbie working with me and had to help her through a couple of loopholes. Long day. Oh, well, I've had worse. Thanks for letting me vent.

I finished the book I was reading, one I borrowed from a friend at school. Theresa, you might like it. It's very Christian-faith related.
It's by Robert Whitlow and it's called Deeper Water. It's a good read once you get into it. She gave me a couple of other books of his to read so I'll start another one of them sometime later today.

Tossa - I've been there too. When Steven and Kevin were very young we took a trip up to the Deaf/Blind School in St. Augustine for some seminar classes on how to deal with Deaf/Blindness. Our two days/two nights were funded. We then decided to take an extra day to enjoy ourselves in this great city...that was the problem. The third night Steven was up all night. I got no sleep whatsoever. I decided right then and there not ever to stay an extra night just because, LOL. I hope you've been able to get some rest since then.

Tina - I'm happy to hear your sister is staying with your mom this time. I think that's wise since your job has changed and everything since the last time. Is she still with the same guy?
Your vacation sounds delightful

I spoke with Wanda last night. She's doing ok. She's had to deal with a lot of deaths lately, one of which was her dad in Kentucky and all that comes with the death of a loved one. She said she'll be stopping by soon. She's still trying to recover from everything that has happened. It was good to talk to her though. When I did I realized how much I miss everyone...sigh.

Well, here again I wrote a novel. I'm going to get my day moving even though it's almost noon

You all have a good day.


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Posted: 6/9/2013 10:59:37 AM

*****praised to here****


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Posted: 6/9/2013 12:52:49 PM
Thanks for keeping in touch with WANDA. Sure wish she'd check in here. We could offer support while she's dealing with so much. Sorry to hear about her dad...I hate that so many of us are dealing with aging parents or losing parents. Hard time to be living through.

I am so grateful my mom is still healthy...I hope she stays that way for a long time as she is my "rock."

I'm up...and that's all I'm saying.

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Posted: 6/9/2013 2:51:59 PM
I've been napping off and on all day to make up for the sleep deprivation!

So I though it would be fun since I'm the new one here and would like to get to know everyone a little better we could do a 10 things about me post! Here's mine:

1) I had 6 kids before I turned 30 (I'm 30 now). Yes all 6 of my girls have the same Dad! You would not believe how often I've been asked that by strangers.

2) I have a sick obsession with taking pregnancy tests! I love them all the ones with lines, pluses and digital ones! I can't tell you how many I've taken over the years! lol

3) I am left handed. I only write left handed though everything else I do right handed.

4) I am a junk food junkie! I love chips, dip, pepsi and candy!

5) My favorite food is poutine! For those of you that aren't familiar with this Canadian delicacy it's French fries with melted cheese (preferably white cheese curds) and gravy!

6) I am a shopaholic! I am always shopping but what I shop for varies. Sometimes it's kids clothes, sometimes clothes for me but right now it's scrapping supplies.

7) Me and DH were set up by mutual friends, went home together the first night (stayed up all night talking) and have been together ever since.

8) Both of my parents were teachers and both of them have taught me.

9) I grew up in a small town of 3000 in Northern Ontario Canada.

10) I went to University while I was having kids. With Zoe (#3) I had her after class one day and went back after Thanksgiving break when she was 5 days old! My professors were great and welcomed her into the class, I would rock the carseat with my foot while writing exams and only leave the classroom to nurse her. I did this with #4 Abby too. I did get my degree after the four years of school. I have my Bachelor of Business administration.

Can't wait to hear everyone else!

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Posted: 6/9/2013 4:54:29 PM
Tina, thanks for the gift certificate. It's too much though! I don't think I've ever ordered real product from 2P's, usually only got the digi stuff. It'll be fun to look for stuff I can actually touch when it comes in the mail.

Toni, sorry you had a rough day. I'd hate to work in retail the first weekend of the month! Hate to hear about Wanda's Dad. Wish she'd let me know, I would have went down to the funeral. The last time I heard from her she said she was coming to visit him soon and would call me so I could drive down. She didn't call so I figured she had changed her mind.

Tossa, Wanda was one of our regulars until about a year ago. She lives in Walla Walla, Washington but her Dad lives in Paducah, KY about two hours from me.

Tossa again, love the idea about the 10 things about me. Although as wordy as I am most everyone knows all about me.

1) I've been married for 33 years and yes, I did get married when I was a baby.

2) I have one adult (so he says) son named Jeremy. He's married to Kate and they have two furbaby dogs named Gracie and Wrigley. They live in Lexington (about 2-1/2 hours up the State from us).

3) I have "other parents" because mine are both deceased. Their names are Aunt Joyce/Uncle Charlie. They've been there for me since the day I was born, long before my parents died. Uncle Charlie carried me home the day I came home.

4) My Dad was a volunteer fireman who was killed going to a call when he was 44 years old. I was almost 17, my brother 14, my sister only 4. My Mom didn't handle it well. My Mom died from "treatable" lung cancer when she was 56, a week after my sister got married. I was the oldest child so I was left with a lot of responsibility at a young age (why I'm so bossy now).

5) I can't drink milk from anything except a glass (no plastic or paper cups or cartons).

6) I insist that sandwiches have to be cut on the diagonal or they taste funny.

7) I'm a registered nurse, currently unemployed because my previous manager is an ass and fired me to save on his budget.

8) I hate my house but am too cheap and lazy to move.

9) I'm skinny as a rail but eat like there is no tomorrow due to being very ill when I was little and being given medication to keep me alive. It did that but it also really sent my metabolism shooting through the roof so I am probably burning 1,000 calories just typing this. Not bragging about being skinny, it's a pain too. Can't find clothes that look like an adult. Get accused of being anorexic a lot and probably have been teased more than any fat person would be which has caused self esteem issues my whole life.

10) I obviously can't even type a simple list without writing a novel.

Hmmm, maybe I should become a writer!


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Posted: 6/9/2013 5:38:41 PM
Great list Theresa! 4) made me tear up! I couldn't imagine losing my parents so young. In fact I can't imagine losing them at all! 6) made me lol!

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Posted: 6/9/2013 5:55:31 PM
well, this is the second post I started...

I love the idea of ten things about us ... I'll have to think though, LOL.
Before I do that though...I scrapped; did the first sketch challenge.

Oh, What a Day!

I also weeded today, and I thought it wasn't that hot out, but I swear I was only out there for maybe thirty minutes and got drenched in sweat.
I weeded the one area, but it all needs to be picked up now and put in a bag, or maybe the fire pit, but that would mean hauling it down to the back yard.

10 things about me.

1, I am the youngest and the only girl. My brothers all had simple names: John, Thom and Jimi, and then my parents named me Antonia. Don't get me wrong, I love my name...NOW. I've always been called toni though, and when I was young everyone always thought I was a boy, or spelled my name with a "Y". So when I was young I wanted to be a Linda, Debbie or Sue (those were the popular names at the time).

2. Being that I'm from an Italian family (my father's side), my brothers were very, very - did I say very - protective of me. Needless to say, they were the ones who really raised me for the most part.

3. Our family was very well-known and popular where I grew up. We couldn't go anywhere without someone knowing who we were (one reason why I wanted to move away when I got older). My parents split when I was seven, though my father still lived with us for a while. This is also when we moved to another town/city, new house, and new school. I think it affected Jimi and I the most. We would actually walk to the other town we lived in before on Saturdays for a while just to see our old friends! I remember walking there, but I don't remember how we got back home, LOL.

4. About my sophomore year of high school I decided to change my friends and move away from some of the bad influences surrounding me.
John was living in California, and had been for a while...Thom was already married...so it was just Jimi and I. Jimi hung around with some pretty good kids...I tended to stray the other way. So that changed, and with it my high school days. I had a blast in high school after that. Got very involved and joined many clubs and participated in lots of things, and of course met a lot of more people along the way.

5. My Dad passed away when I was a senior. That had a huge affect on me at the time, well, still does...it changes things for sure. One thing was instead of going to school to become a lawyer I went to school to become a court reporter.

6. When I got out of school I moved to NYC. I worked for a law firm for a little over a year, then I decided I wanted to move to California, which I did, and took my mom with me and we drove out there and got out there just in time for my 21st birthday. I worked for Hartford Insurance Co. in San Francisco until I decided to move to Florida after visiting my brother Thom and his family down there.

7. I met Larry on the job, and we were just friends at first - I was dating someone at the time. Ron broke up with me because I spent too much time with Larry (and all the other guys from work)...so Larry basically caught me on the rebound. We've been together ever since. That was 1980. We got married in 1984.

8. Finally started working as a Court Reporter...and worked a lot. Made good money, and before I had the kids I really enjoyed doing that job. But it was grinding work, and a lot of long hours.

9. 1988 Steven was born...He was born August 11th, and didn't come home from the NICU until October 15th (my 33rd birthday). The next few years were a blur of doctor, hospitals, therapists, miscarriages, and many emergency room visits, hospital stays, etc. Although they had said we should never have another child like Steven, after two miscarriages we sought help. Luckily one of my obstetricians took us under his care. I will always be grateful to him. We got pregnant with Kevin when we weren't even trying. The doctor at Miami Children's personally called me and told me the results of Kevin's amniocentithesis - Kevin would absolutely be normal! We were ecstatic. There was nothing more I wanted than to have a baby. Even though Steven was still a baby, he still only weighed maybe 10 pounds, and they still were saying he wouldn't make it past the age of 3. Anyway, August 20th, (His actual due date was Steven's birthday) Kevin came into our lives. By now, we were terribly poor even though we both worked. All our funds went into keeping Steven alive, paying for the nurse we had come to our house to care for him while we worked, etc. We no longer had health insurance on Steven and he was uninsurable.
Meagan came along in 1993. She was an accident, but I was thrilled beyond words. I was almost 38 years old. So, I had all three kids within five years. Larry was now a stay-at-home dad because after Kevin we could no longer pay for the nurse, as the price doubled for caring for two kids, plus Larry had been laid off (this was during the first Bush administration). So Larry stayed home for almost five years.

10. We decided to move to TN after my car was stolen out of our driveway (in a gated community, mind you), my pocketbook was stolen out of my car at our church/school grounds where I was helping get ready for the Spring carnival. Then the final straw was when a teacher got shot in the face at a public high school that my kids would likely have to attend if they didn't keep going to private school. That was it for me...I told Larry he would finally get his wish to move to TN. We put the house up, he started coming up here looking...and the rest is history. The only conditions I really had was we had to live not far from a Children's Hospital, a good sized city (Knoxville), my mother hd to come with us, and I wouldn't be a Court Reporter anymore.

As an aside for those who don't know, Steven lived until he was 21. He passed away on March 10th, 2010.

Now, that's a novel! I actually could have put in a lot more, but those were the main points, I think.

If it's too much for some of you, don't worry about it, you don't have to read it. It can be depressing at times.

Anyway, thanks for that, it feels good to put stuff like that down on paper.

Anyway, I'm off to start me new novel


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Toni, great list. I found out some things even I didn't know!


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Posted: 6/9/2013 7:20:07 PM
Wow great list Toni!

Well I'm just getting ready to settle in for the night. I had the neighbour's 2 kids here for supper and a few hours so she could rest as her back is really sore. Now 2 of my girls are over at her place to sleepover again (they slept there last night too). I took all the kids and the dog for a walk to the corner store to get a snack. That's another interesting factoid about me......I have a 110 pound dog named Tinkerbell! lol

I tried to scrap a page but it turned out all wrong and I need to redo it.

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10 things about me

1. Since Toni was talking about names, I'll tell my story. I was named, Debbie (well Debra) and everyone was named Debbie in my generation...My mom named me after Debbie Reynolds, the actress but she had planned on naming me Sandy (Sandra) after Sandra Dee, another actress but her SIL beat her to it by having her dd a month before i was born, and named her, Sandra. Not that I didn't try for the name, being born prematurely at 6 1/2 months. LOL I hated the name Debbie, and cried a lot as a child about it, because I believed you couldn't be an adult with Debbie as a name. I went by DeeDee all through school, except one summer where I went by Micky and Dee throughout my college years. I even went to a channeler in grad school to see if I could find a name I'd like better, but "Elsbeth and Arianna", his suggestions based theoretically on "past lives" didn't register with me. I changed my spelling to "Debi" when I married and hyphenated my last name and it became too long to fit on forms. And even after divorcing, stayed with it as I liked it much better.

2. I'd have preferred, Sandy, as I love the beach, sunshine and warm weather, even though I'm a native Seattlite, land of rain and gray skies. My boys didn't inherit my love of warm weather though and complain any time the sun pops out or the temperature gets higher than mid-60s.

3. I have 2 brothers, one 3 years older and one 5 years younger, yet my dad had 9 brothers and sisters whom all married and had 4-6 kids each. Each of my dad's siblings lived with us for some time during my youth, as we had a big farm house and my dad was considered the "stable" one. So I grew up poor but with lots of people around, including my dad's dad and my dad's dad's dad (both who spoke Norwegian).

4. I was painfully shy (the language barrier didn't help, coming into school with limited English then accidentally getting enrolled in the experimental german language immersion program for 3rd & 4th grade. My boys inherited my shyness. LOL I overcame it with force by becoming a cheerleader in junior high/high school and taking up drama and debate, doing math tutoring at the elementary school and gymnastics in college...it was tough but it changed my life to not feel so afraid to be in front of people. I don't have issues with being in front of people any more and most of my jobs have been either teaching or management positions. Thus I've encouraged my boys to participate in activities that force them to be in front of other people (drama, band, soccer, baseball, Utimate frisbee and to some degree Competitive Math,Chess Competitions and Science competitions where they have to present and have placed very well). And though they don't speak much to their teachers, they are quite comfortable with their friends, and I love that they are comfortable singing in front of me.

5. I used to be very active in sports in college (we didn't have sports available to girls in high school)...gymnastics (the beam and bars were my favorites), racketball, intermurial co-ed softball (although having no depth perception is challenging when you have a ball aimed at you), snow skiing and jumping and skydiving. I hate flying in small planes but have no issue with jumping out. LOL

6. I have wonky eyes(albeit they are a pretty blue-gray)...born cross-eyed, overcorrected so now I have independent vision with a bit of ambyopia,meaning my eyes don't cross in the front (thus no depth perception) and when I'm tired one eye can stray even futher. I can see out of one eye at a time, even though both work, except my brain has compensated to minimize double vision. One eye is far-sighted, one eye is near-sighted and to be honest, I've never seen very well. I am grateful for the zoom funtion (NYLENE just discovered this) on the computer.

7. I spent way too much time in school ( I love school) getting degrees that didn't pan out very well for decent paying jobs. I should have become a math teacher as I had originally planned, but when I hit college (which had 750 people in my first class)--I had only 110 in my graduating class in HS with a total of just over 300 in the whole school, I was discouraged to take math given the message girls don't do math. Well I did manage to go through calculus and statistics in college and later became a statistics expert in grad school, but it temporarily deterred me. Instead I went in to early childhood education, as I love little kids and I either taught preschool, ran
programs or was a parent educator as well as ECE researcher for 20+ years.

8. I've traveled extensively while in college and if I had the means, I'd travel as much as I could. I absolutely love seeing different cultures, architecture and trying new foods.

9. I've been married 3x. The first to the man I documented in my recent LO (the one that got away) which tells that story. The 2nd was the year my father passed away and I married a man who seemed very quiet but in reality he was an abusive sociopath, and I barely escaped that relationship under police escort with my life. I lost all my worldly goods, my friends and job due to his craziness. And I dealt with stalking and physical attacks for another year. It took quite a toll on my self-esteem and confidence. Then I married a man who seemed so much different, and I had my children (twins at 44 years old) with him only to discover he is an insecure, immature, maintenance alcoholic, narcistic personality who although has some very charming qualities, is not a good co-parent and makes my life very difficult whenever he can.
But I am grateful for my children. I knew I'd have twins, of which I informed him when I started dating him, and 3 years later it came true. I have twins in every generation of my extended family. As much as he thought he wanted children, he wasn't ready to be a dad. I should have stayed with my first husband, LOL.

Understandably I'm a bit gun-shy of being in a relationship with a man and have been working on myself to hopefully be healthier in my perspective if I ever venture into dating again. I spend way too much energy parenting my boys but I realize I need to make a life for myself too as they will be leaving home in a few years. they are now 14 years old.

10. Health-wise I have my challenges. I've been living with rheumatoid arthritis for 40 years. it is extensive and I have a number of side effects from the disease. Since I'm unemployed (not by choice) I have no insurance, so having a chronic illness has it's challenges both in the daily routines of living life, but also in the song and dance I have to go through to see doctors, get medications, etc. If I had one wish in life as a do-over it would be to be able to live life healthy. But I deal with what I have as best as I can and try to stay active and positive. I'm glad I was active when I was young and traveled when I was young as my finances and my health would create some barriers to both things now. However I'd never turn down a trip to Hawaii (or anywhere for that matter) if it were offered. LOL So because I have those limitations which wax and wane, I try to exercise my brain as much as possible. I try to help my boys with their math (now geometry and going into algebra 2) because I like math. I took a computer repair tech class last year and have volunteered, when my health allows, at a local recycle, refurbish computer place rebuilding computers. My boys are taking japanese in school, so I decided to try to learn it too...I'm on my 3rd year and though mine is a less plotted out way of learning it, I've managed to keep up with the hearing, speaking and vocabulary pretty well...I'm not as good at writing (especially the CHinese Kanji ) or reading but if I put my mind to it, I'll master that too. I've been a bit laxed in the last few months as I was recovering from a bad turn of health, but it's time to restart. It's one of those languages that if you don't stay with it, it's easy to forget since it's quite different from English, Norwegian, French (which I took for 6 years) and German (although the sentence structure is similar). It's always good to try something challenging. And as a hobby, I had started paper scrapping but it was hard with little ones to have stuff out and we lived in a pretty small house then (920 sq ft) so after I moved to this house (about 3x bigger) I switched to digi scrapping several years ago and haven't looked back. I love the versatility, portability and the reduce cost of digi. ANd it's just another thing for me to learn--and there is so many different techniques that it's always interesting.

Now that I wrote my own novel, you probably know more about me than you ever wanted to know.

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Okay Debi, you win. You write more than me! LOL, I think we took Tossa's simple list way out of the box.

Poured rain again yesterday, my attempt to keep the flooded patio dry Saturday helped but didn't stop it all. Really don't want a huge ditch going around my drive/patio but think that is what it is going to take to stop it totally. Good news with the rain, didn't have to go help my sister. Did go to Joyce's and then came home and took a nap. Did nothing the rest of the day except watch DVD's with Randy.

HAVE to work on the den today and laundry done. Best get with it.


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Debi - that's a great list. I'm glad you were able to get out of your relationship with DH#2. I watched as my mom experienced that kind of relationship with the man she was with for ten years after she and my dad split up. I vowed then and there that I would never, ever let a man hit me, or anything else. Those were my first words to Larry. "If you want to get rid of me, just try hitting me." We joke about it at times, but he knew I was serious. My heart goes out to you.
Another point - since you have such great 'school' skills, have you thought about substitute teaching? We are always looking for subs here. In fact, that's what Larry is probably going to be doing come this fall when we go back. It's something you might look into. It's not a regular paycheck, but if they need subs as much as we do, you can pretty much work almost every day. Please look into it.

ok, it's raining. No walk for me. Besides I pulled a muscle in my upper leg...probably from the walk on Friday which I went to a different place with a lot of hills...not going to go there again.

anyway, I'm off.
I'm going to get something done today before heading to work.

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well, it's me again...

did a page for the MSW ABC crop for the letter A using our 2nd sketch...

Amusement Park

Gosh, I love summers


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Posted: 6/10/2013 11:42:04 AM
I'm really enjoying everyone's lists! So far I've laughed and cried at each list! I'm such a sap!

Debi- One of my closest friends also suffers from rheumatoid arthritis.

Well it's the same 'ol same 'ol here today......kids running in and out. It's a PD day so the girls are currently having 2 playdates over here. Can I just confess that other peoples kids drive me NUTS! lol

I'm not sure if I should try and scrap amidst the chaos or I should put on a movie and focus on laundry.

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TOSSA sometimes other people's kids can get on my nerves too...never was an issue in my classroom while they were under my control, but under their parent's control (or not) can be a totally different ballgame. Fortunately I've known my boys' friends since they were small, so we have had no issues...

As for your dilemma, I'd put the laundry in, a movie on and scrap at the same time. I'm a multi-tasker like that.

TONI I'd love to sub, especially in math, but here you have to have a teaching credential to sub and I don't despite the many years I've worked in early childhood. I have a MS but not a teaching credential (definitely a bad oversight on my part).

I need to get up and out of here, been squirreling around all morning making phone calls and on the computer but nothing physical done and there's a lot to do.

So with that, I'm heading to the shower, a meeting, to the grocery store, stopping at the hardware store, and hopefully back home with enough energy to start doing some yardwork.

So much to do , so little motivation...LOL

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I decided to get a page done while the kids played. I've been going back and doing old pics of my oldest daughter lately. This is one from when she was 2.

Poachy Eggs

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Just checking in to let you know I'm alive. DD and family arrived last night and we have 2 full weeks of fun planned. They had to replace an alternator in Reno. We're glad it didn't happen out on those miles and miles of desert between us.

I have loved your lists!!! Thanks Tossa for the idea. I learned so much about people I thought I knew pretty well. Loved the sweet and tender things and got teary over the sad things. I will do mine when my family leaves. Gives me time to think....not sure I can think of 10 things about me...I'm pretty boring!

Have a great week. I will be back!


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So the most nerve wracking thing just happened to me and I need to share with someone......when DH was 15 he got a girl pregnant.....they did not stick together and he has never seen the child who is almost an adult now (17 or 18). Anyways about a year ago I was being nosy and looked her up on Facebook and was blown away by the resembalance to my oldest DD is crazy. There was no more sweeping it under the rug. So DH reached out to her mother and they began talking and he was able to get her a pension (DH is disabled and can't work) each month like our other girls get and got her her status card as DH is Indian. So she is now set for any medical, dental and schooling. Anyways we figured that she would reach out and want to meet the girls but she never has and this has really upset DH. We have not told the girls about her as we did not want to shatter the image they have of one daddy and one mommy that have a family together etc. We also didn't want them to be hurt if she (Danielle) did not want anything to do with them. Well.....today I go into Futureshop with 2 of the kids and there she is working at the checkout....I started to shake before I could pull it together lift up my sunglasses and ask if she recognized me (she's seen pictures on Facebook) when she said no I said "I'm Sandy's wife" she turned bright red and then I introduced Brook and Zoe and left because there was a lady behind me. The girls were asking who she was and I just said a friend of the family. So now I'm just waiting to hear what her Mom and her have to say.....I'm sure DH will be getting a Facebook message later tonight or tomorrow.

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TOSSA that's some story...it may take some time before his first dd feels comfortable reaching out to your family, so I'd try to detach from any expectation if possible. glad you dh was able to set in place support for her though, that was a good thing to do. Maybe in time, you can all become closer.

I did manage to do those things on my last list including 2 1/2 hrs doing yardwork, not that you'd notice as there is so much to be done the little I did doesn't show up much. I trimmed a bit of the trees near the street, weedwacked (is that a verb?) the tall grass and edges of the front lawn areas, then mowed them then used the blower to clean up and pick up all the excess as well as weeded part of the front garden.I started taking out the stray bamboo that is popping up through the cracks in my driveway but I finally ran out of steam. Took a HOT shower, ate and took some ibuprofen but I have a feeling I'm going to be stiff and sore tomorrow. Hope not, then I can get more done.

Kids are trying to do their errant math assignments, so much harder to do "old" math instead of doing it when it's fresh in your mind, but try as I might, I couldn't convince them to Keep up so now they are paying the price. I sure hope High School sees major improvement of their attitude about doing assignments on time...

Still no headgear..where can it be?

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morning girls -

I was asked to work today as we're a little on the short side and it's a pretty big sale this week, so I said I would...11 to 5...my least favorite shift, but it's ok.

So I'm going to get some things done before I get ready.

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Morning all.

Tossa, 16 or 17 year olds rarely want the family they've grown up with to acknowledge them in public, much less someone they've never known.

Debi, no idea where the head gear could be.

Toni, hope you have a good day at work.

Found out last night that the dialysis job I thought was a sure thing, isn't. The company is making the manager wait for a month or two before hiring. Guess I'll have to start looking harder. I sent in an app for a quality assurance nurse at Madisonville yesterday.


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Posted: 6/11/2013 11:48:10 AM
Well Danielle's Mom Facebooked DH and said that it was nice of me to go in a talk to her so all is well. It'll just take time I guess.......or maybe she'll neer want anything to do with the girls who knows.

Anyways I'm off to clean this pig sty that I call a house!

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Well the upside THERESA is the dialysis job could start AFTER summer giving you a nice well earned vacation. Don't give up yet, it just may be in God's plan to give you a break.

Did you get the unemployment stuff worked out?

Debi


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Ok, nobody faint! I'm actually still alive though this is my first time on 2peas THIS MONTH! How did this happen?!?

Well, the short answer is school exams, work, kitchen, fighting with lawyers and a bad bout of depression. But things are looking up, exams are over, school holidays start in a week and I should be packing up my kitchen as they start breaking out the old one on Thursday morning

Tossa - the 10 things list is a brilliant idea. Though we get to know each other pretty well here it is the 'back story' that we don't all know. So here goes:

1) I am totally bilingual. I speak Afrikaans to my dad, went to an Afrikaans school (primary and high school) and speak Afrikaans to one brother. I spoke English to my mom, English to my other brother and took all my courses in English at university. Now I speak Afrikaans to my husband and English to my kids. If asked, I can't say which I am, but I do tend to dream in English.

2) I'm the oldest of 3 kids. My brothers are both younger, by 2 1/2 and 8 years respectively.

3) I met my DH, Heinrich, when I was 18, a week after starting university. We started dating a few months later and are still together 20+ years later. I can even remember what he was wearing the first time I saw him.

4) I'm good at math and accounting but science interested me more. I became a pharmacist as I thought I'd get too emotionally involved as a doctor. These days I spend a lot of time doing the books...

5) I'd still like to do a math degree or microbiology. But only once the kids are bigger. I think it is important to always be learning something new.

6) I can skimp on the quality of almost anything but not coffee or toilet paper.

7)I have bit of an obsessive streak. I get obsessed with any new book/activity/thing/ TV series, etc. to the exclusion of almost everything else. DH just laughs, saying I don't do anything by half-measures.

8) I love to travel and love the exposure to different cultures. I am trying to do an overseas trip every 5 years, even if I have to pay it off for the next few... Next on the list is Thailand/ China. You can't take the money with you and travel is such a broadening experience. BUT I have seen more of Europe than my own country... and I've never been to any of our neighbouring countries.

9) I am an African (14 generations in South Africa certainly doesn't make me French anymore!) but I have a pale skin that burns after more than 15min in the sun. I am covered in freckles and have burnt very badly many times, so skin cancer is a worry somewhere there in the back of my mind.

10) I have never smoked cigarettes but have smoked marijuana (once). I drink a lot of wine but haven't touched tequila since university after getting sloshed on my 22nd birthday. And I've been high on morphine. By accident after getting the powder on my hands mixing Morphine syrup for a patient.

Now that I've finished my novel the rest of the family seems to have decided on an early night. It is only 8:30pm here bit everyone is in bed. Must be the cold. Ok, MY version of cold. It is just under 50F here and there is snow on the mountain peaks since the weekend. So friggin freezing by our standards Debi, your sons would hate our weather but it would do your joints the world of good.

I'm hoping to be around a bit more, but with the kitchen happening over the next 2 weeks, it may be a little difficult. I'll try to pop in more often. No scrapping going on as everything is sealed away to protect it from the dust. I have a double-volume open-plan house, so the dust is going to go EVERYWHERE.

oh, I did book a scrapping retreat weekend in October and am already looking forward to that. 'Me'-time.

Good night all!




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Michelle, good to see you! Great list, very informative. BTW, it's 85 degrees F here today and is expected to be mid 90's tomorrow! Only 72 yesterday.

Debi, Randy said the same thing about the dialysis job and told me to just enjoy the summer. I'm starting to stress a bit though. If I was getting unemployment I wouldn't worry but who knows if it is going to be approved or not. I have a phone hearing on my appeal for unemployment scheduled for the 20th. Got the papers back with what my previous manager said and wow, I didn't know I was such a trouble maker. Seems he has been working with me for years to rehabilitate me and I just didn't listen. Good grief!!!

Went out this morning and moved some shasta daisies that were taking over the sidewalk (not sure why I put them there to begin with). Anyway, moved them to four different areas in the yard and picked up some sun loving impatients and put them there instead. They won't come back next year but that's okay, it's a small garden spot so I can just put annuals back every year and still not be out to much cash.

Have baby back ribs on to grill for dinner. Taking a break from trying to organize the scrap room because it's way to hot outside. I have WAY too much stuff in there. Need to get rid of some so I've started a "you want this box?" and I'm going to take it with me next time we have a crop. Guess I'd better get back in there.



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I can't take credit for the 10 things about me idea! I stole it from the board.

Michelle- I loled at #6.....those are definately 2 things you just can't skrimp on! I also loled at the morphine!

Nylene- can't wait to read your list. I'm sure there are lots of interesting things about you!

Well it's homemade hamburger soup here for supper then off to t-ball. Wish me luck I need to drag all 6 with me to Wal-Mart to buy a ball glove!

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Posted: 6/11/2013 5:42:50 PM
Theresa- Sorry to hear your ex-boss is being such a pita! I hope that all goes well with your hearing.

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Posted: 6/11/2013 9:32:27 PM
Austin's baseball team finally won a game, whoo hoo! They have a tournament Thursday then they should be done.

Complained about the heat too early today, it got up into the 90's and was still a hot muggy 83 degrees at 8 p.m. Heat index is expected to get to 110 tomorrow with nasty storms possible tomorrow night. Our county is still reeling from the 7 inches of rain that we got over the weekend.

Speaking of Austin, my sister has finally accepted that he has something neurological going on, he now has a tic that has him bobbing his head like a bobble head doll and he says he knows he needs to stop but can't because it "feels good" She's going to take him to the doctor. Might be a form of Autism or Tourettes, either way we have to get the child some help.


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Posted: 6/12/2013 8:38:31 AM
Good Morning All! Already 85 degrees here and it's just 8:30 a.m. Will be staying inside all day. Should get that scrap area finished--IF I can get off the computer!


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Posted: 6/12/2013 10:30:33 AM
Good morning all! Well it was another slow start to the day here! The kids were 30 minutes late for school today. I just can't seem to get it together!

Not much going on here today. Just more cleaning, the house has really gotten away from me! I"m off to a good start though....I have the entryway mucked out and the floor swept and mopped, the dishwasher running and the dog poop cleaned up (that's outside of coarse! lol).

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Hi ladies! Just thought I'd check in during my lunch time. I saw the 10 things lists this morning, but I had to think about that for a bit to come up with that many.

Here's 10 facts about me:

1) My husband, Ron, is the first boy that I ever went on a date with. We dated for 2 different stretches while I was in high school, broke up amicably both times and eventually married other people. We both ended up divorced, ran into each other one day and 4 months later we moved in together and later got married. We've been married for 21 years now.

2) I never planned on having children. I always swore that I wanted to be a yuppy with no kids who travelled instead. Ron ended up talking me into having Olivia and the rest is history. I thank him for talking me into all three of them. They are the best things in my life.

3) I am a germ-phobe...I have issues in this department. It completely grosses me out to see people drink after each other...yuk!

4) I love my job. I get to do good things for kids & families every day and I feel good about it, even when I have to deal with difficult/stressful situations.

5) I am an eternal strategist...I am always figuring out how to get over, around or through whatever isn't working for me. My mind is always running.

6) I the ocean! I still can't figure out how I got stuck living in Indiana my whole life, I want to be on a beach.

7) I am a fan of reality TV. My favs right now are The Bachelor(ette), The Voice and International House Hunters, but I've watched most of them at some point or another.

8) I'm an avid reader. When I get in the mood, I power read a novel a day, which drives dh crazy because I pretty much tune everything else out.

9) I'm a good cook. I am always trying out new recipes from all of the recipe sites. I don't love to cook, but I figure that if I'm going to do it, I want to do it well.

10) I am a pretty positive person. I think that life is what we make of it. I view myself as being blessed and am thankful for so much.

I think that's it. You guys probably already knew most of this about me.

I hope you all are having a good day.

Tina

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Looks like the severe weather is going to stay above me. Watch out Tina!


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Posted: 6/13/2013 5:33:00 AM
I got to take a 10-pound hammer to my old kitchen!

It was SO therapeutic... maybe I have some bottled up anger that needed out. And I've hated the concrete counters for years now. DH took photos, so I'll post those when I'm at home (sneaking time here at work)

Tossa - Hats off to you taking 6 kids to the store. I dread it with 3. They all seem to head off in different directions, no matter how often you order them to stay near you.

Theresa- Good luck with that weather. Sounds quite scary. And that is a bit on the hot side. Anything over 100F and I start wilting too. I wish I was so motivated with my garden as you. Sounds as if it is going to be gorgeous.

Tina - Interesting list, though I think we all know you your job! It just shouts out from you pages posted and your comments here. Can't believe you didn't plan on kids though - you seem such a natural at it.

Phew, this is turning into the "T" team, lol. Come on, Nylene, we need to represent the rest of the alphabet too.

Have a great day all. They are predicting rain and the clouds are gathering... think of me when you are cooking dinner tonight. I have a great open space. Ruan made himself mashed potatoes for breakfast because he couldn't find the cereal It's gonna be an interesting few weeks!




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Posted: 6/13/2013 7:05:08 AM
Morning all.

Michelle, can't wait to see the photos of the demolition. I'd sure love to take a sledge hammer to my kitchen!

The storms missed us completely and it's just going to be in the 70's today. Randy's off today. I'm going to play golf with Randy and his Dad then head out with Randy to find some Father's Day gifts.


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Posted: 6/13/2013 7:59:31 AM
morning girls -

Michelle - love your list - the part about getting fixated on something sounds so much like me, LOL.

Tina - You are incredible! All positive outlooks on your list, nothing about your serious operation. You could be my idol if you weren't already

Theresa - enjoy your day, girl. 70's sounds really good

Tossa - six girls shopping???? yikes. LOL. There was a lady who came into J's the other day with only ONE little girl...oh, that poor woman is in for a heap of trouble. This little girl was obnoxious, whiny, rude, loud, disrespectful...omgosh, If she were my kid we would have been out of the store at the first yelp. She was a monster. I hate to say that about a kid, but ugh. Of course, someone kind of had to make her that way, right?

Well, I'm determined to get something done today...although I picked up book 3 of the trilogy I was reading a while ago, and I just finished another book late last night (another good one by Robert Whitlow). I know if I start this book I won't put it down, so I'm going to wait 'til I get some stuff done before I start it, LOL. My enthusiasm to get stuff done around here is waning...too many good books to read, and I'm scrapping again. Luckily I got a lot of the major stuff out of the way, but there is still more to do...sigh.

Anyway, I'm off...have a super de duper day, girls.


toni
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Posted: 6/13/2013 10:02:40 PM
Golf in crazy wind then to Evansville with Randy to look for Father's Day stuff. Worn out!


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Michelle Mostert
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Posted: 6/14/2013 1:52:46 AM
Toni - we were discussing this exact same thing at work yesterday after we, too, had an impossible little whiner in with her mom. The consensus is that kids only become that way if that kind of behaviour is allowed. If a tantrum/whining is tolerated, they will do it again.

The mom involved just used this soft, cajoling voice to try and control her child. Needless to say I would have been using my "mommy voice"... Kids learn what behaviour is acceptable by example and where the boundaries are set.

Fortunately, my kids don't whine but they do scatter, so I'm always worried about one disappearing.

Need to venture out in torrential rain now to fetch my nanny. She is stuck at home with no taxis running.




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Posted: 6/14/2013 7:08:07 AM
Happy Friday Sweet Peas!

The big storms passed through here yesterday and today it is just beautiful out. I'm planning a short day at work today. I want to go to the other side of Indy to do some shopping. I have to be the hostess at a golf outing next week. I don't play golf at all, so after I do the opening speech, I'm going around to visit with the golfers and am selling raffle tickets. That should be a really easy day at work.

I also have to go to a big fundraising event on Wednesday. My sweet husband has to go be my trophy husband, it should be interesting. We are being seated at a table with the CEO that I replaced, thankfully, he is a really nice man, so I'm sure it will go fine.

Toni- You are so sweet to me. You know that I you too! It's funny, but I don't think too much about the brain surgery thing anymore. I still have to be careful about what I do physically or I have tremors, but I'm pretty used to my restrictions now and I just cruise along. I'm so ridiculously fortunate to be well after all of that.

How is Kevin doing with his buddies in his new apartment?

Well, I guess I should get my tail to work so that I can be done with this week.

Have a happy day ladies!

Tina





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Posted: 6/14/2013 9:50:43 AM
The store wasn't bad.....the kids know better then to act up for me at.....it's more of the getting them in and out of carseats and into the buggie that is a pain and time consuming. They do adk for thins too but that's about it....they are well trained lol!

Well I called work yesterday and it looks like I'm scheduled to return on July 2nd. I"m feeling totally unprepared. This post partum is still kicking my butt and I can't imagine working on top of everything else. My psychiatrist thinks it'll be good for me though so we shall see. They changed the hours though so now they don't open until 10am which means I won't be home until around 7 which means I don't get to see much of the kids and that DH is going to have to drag all the kids to sports with him on Mon, Tues and Weds nights! I"m sure I'll be hearing about that eventhough I've done it many times while he's been out.

I"ve had a productive morning (they are few and far between) this morning, the dishes are done, garbage and recycling are put out, a load of towels folded and put away and both the washer and dryer running! I think I'll try to sweep and mop the dining room too before I run out of energy. I also have some paperwork I need to fill out.

UGH I jumped into PL headfirst (as I do with many things) and bought 2 Becky Higgins kits, an album, tons of page protectors plus tons of MAMBI page protectors and 4x6 cards. The problem is I have no idea where to start! I don't want to do it the conventional way.....I was thinking of going back and getting caught up on all my old pics PL style.

Well I'm off to tackle the floor....

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Posted: 6/14/2013 10:58:49 AM
Ok floor done (although I think I need to go over it one more time) and another load of laundry folded and put away! Yay I'm on a roll!

Toni-n-TN
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Posted: 6/14/2013 1:20:59 PM
We lost electricity for a short time yesterday but it really knocked our internet out of whack. We just finally got it back on a little bit
ago.
The only thing good about it was I finished two books, LOL!

anyway, got to get ready for J's....
Have a super day, and a super weekend.


toni
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Posted: 6/14/2013 3:35:11 PM
Tossa you just roll on and get that house clean!

Tina, sounds like a fun few events for you. Being a "cart girl" is fun in a golf tournament.

Toni, glad you got the internet back up and hurray for time to read.

I've been playing nurse today for a friend who just came home from the hospital last night. Also went to see my Aunt Ruby who was put back in the hospital last night (breathing problems related to her COPD). Also have just finished mowing the yard. Now to rest a bit. Thinking I may follow Toni's lead and get a book out to read.


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Will I ever get to Buckethead?!

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Posted: 6/14/2013 7:22:42 PM
Toni- What books did you read?

Theresa- Hope your Aunt and friend feel better soon.

Well I got a grand total of 4 loads of laundry washed, dried and put away and the dining room floor mopped and took all the kids to the park for over an hour so today was a great success.

Any big plans this weekend for anyone?

Michelle Mostert
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Posted: 6/15/2013 1:58:56 AM
Morning all!

No big plans for this weekend. I just need to get some kitchen essentials moved from the kids playroom to the temporary kitchen cupboard in the dining room. I can't keep walking back and forth for a cloth, then a mug, then a plastic plate for a kid, then...

I'm hoping to play a little with all my pretty paper as Monday is a public holiday, so it's a long weekend here. We'll see how it pans out though. We need to go shopping for tiles for the splash-backs too. The mosaics we fell in love with are just way out of our budget.

Have a great Saturday!



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