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Beautiful photos @missy ...That view would instantly lower my blood pressure...
@AV_ That Octavia asscher is to die for..sigh
@marcy I’m sorry you feel sore today. Pumping iron hurts! You are so efficient..baking cookies..bisquits...getting Christmas cards out..I laughed that Marty made a juicy breakfast. At least your husband can cook. Mine doesn’t cook or grill...He’s a good guy but he’s missing that chip..
@Austina I saw the Downton Abbey movie at home last night. I never managed to see it at the theatre..I missed them all. My husband wouldn’t watch it..but that’s okay...I won’t watch football..haha...I loved it..
I told my husband that you were going there. He said that we could go if I wanted to take the tour...He does like to make me happy..I’ll have to check it out.
I hope you get some good sleep tonight...
 
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There are gremlins in here today. I could have sworn I tagged Scandinavian about her holiday pics but I tagged Missy..:think:
 

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@missy I found it..I’m a bigger dork than I thought I was. I tore the whole house part looking in all my hiding places...I had originally checked my jewelry pouch and didn’t see it. After I tore the whole house apart.... I looked in my pouch again. I have lots of little ring baggies that contain one ring each. I went through them all AGAIN..As I was about to fold it up I noticed the ring in the corner of the pouch..I’m losing it. Anyway..I have it and I’m happy.
My daughter-in-law is the best. She worked on Scott tirelessly explaining to him that it was causing me lots of stress about not inviting Chris. Scott said she leaned hard on him making him realize it was just hurting me. He called me this morning to say he will come for Christmas if I invite Chris. He just won’t stay over..They’ll go back home after spending the day in case Chris stays over. I was so excited I bought her a band to go with the ring I already bought her! Lol
@Mamabean, what a fantastic update! I'm really glad your dil was able to get through to Scott, and also kudos to Scott for realizing how much the situation was upsetting you. I'm thrilled you will be spending Christmas with all your sons and your grandson. And it will be great for Chris too; I'm sure it will mean a lot to him to be with his entire family. So happy for you!

And yay for finding the ring! I agree, your dil is the best.
 

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@Mamabean, what a fantastic update! I'm really glad your dil was able to get through to Scott, and also kudos to Scott for realizing how much the situation was upsetting you. I'm thrilled you will be spending Christmas with all your sons and your grandson. And it will be great for Chris too; I'm sure it will mean a lot to him to be with his entire family. So happy for you!

And yay for finding the ring! I agree, your dil is the best.
Thank you @junebug17..I really appreciate it!
 

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Hi NIRDI’s!

@Jimmianne, oh no that you can’t find anyone to set you gorgeous asscher in a new ring. I hope you find someone soon. What are you thinking of having them make for you? Oh no to your friends getting skunked. How awful. That takes so long to get rid of such a horrible smell, Thank you for the suggestion on the muscle roller stick. I might have to get myself one of them. I was better by lunch time today.

@Mamabean I am so relieved to hear you found the ring for your DIL. That is great she talked Scott in to coming for Christmas even is Chris is there; she deserves the band you bought her too for helping reduce your stress there. Maybe get a safe anyway; those are so heavy not many thieves are going to be able to move it out of the house or have the ability to transport it if they do manage to get it outside. Marty is a good cook but he is also adept at leaving behind a stack of dishes and a dirty stove. Oh well, he could have worse habits.

@missy too funny about Oliver - he allowed you to share his pillow. My boss has a few cows and he was telling me his calf is a real stinker. Acts like it’s the “boss” and like to bump people and the other cows. I am not so stiff and sore tonight; my right knee is a bit more agitated than it has been lately but the rest of my old legs and feet are back to their normal state. Getting old isn’t for sissies. Sorry my cookies made you hungry in the morning. I took the one leftover blob of dough that I baked in my lunch today; you know that last piece of dough you aren’t going to roll out and cut out again. But you can’t waste it, right? Lovely photos from your ride. I hope they get your humidifier working; they sure help in the winter. I hate to hear you had an asthma attack. Those are no fun.

@AV_ enjoy that spring weather for me. We are in the 3rd month of winter here.

@Scandinavian I don’t know where you are at but I want to be there. Gorgeous!

@junebug17 will you DD and DS be with you guys for Christmas?

We had snow overnight but only enough to make it icy. The giant drift down the street isn’t budging. I can’t believe the city hasn’t sent plows out again. If we get another big storm it’s going to be a nightmare getting around. I swear my teddy bears could beat the current mayor in an election.

Work is so nice now. Tracking and documenting errors sure took a lot of my time.

Take care.
Marcy
 

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@Mamabean , What great news you will be spending Christmas with both Scott and Chris. Hopefully they will be able to repair their relationship. Spending the holiday together sounds like a nice step toward this. I’m happy for you and know how much this means to you. I hope you are less stressed now. This is the first Christmas in a few years my brothers will be spending the holiday together. I’m hoping for a happy outcome. Your DIL is going to love the bands you are giving her. You aren’t alone on misplacing things. I looked everywhere a few weeks ago for DH car keys only to find them in the first place I looked, right in the center of the drawer.

@Austina , How scary about Kim being in an accident. What a relief she wasn’t hurt. It’s nice she was so touched by your gift. She is lucky to have you Austina. I hope you are enjoying your trip.

@junebug17 , Enjoy your time in NY with your husband. I hope you and DH have fun and you have nice weather.

@Scandinavian , What beautiful pictures. What is not to love about this vacation? Sunshine and warm weather is always a good thing. Have fun with your family and enjoy your time away.

@marcy , The pictures are beautiful. Have you considered training people at Marty’s gym? I’m only half joking, I know one job is enough. Seventy pounds is impressive. I’m glad your work days are easier now. How can they not send snow plows out for days? Is that common where you live?

@Tekate , I hope all is well and you are enjoying spending time with Autie. Are you feeling okay??? You are missed here Kate. I’ve had lots of fun picking out clothes for the little ones.



I hope all is well with everyone.
 

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@Calliecake I hope Christmas with your brothers goes well. My sister has a son and DIL that aren't talking to another son; I have no idea what will happen if they all show up at our house for the family Christmas GTG. At least Marty should be able too break up any scuffles. I will leave the coaching to Marty; I have no idea what I'm doing but I keep trying. Thank you for the encouragement though; I appreciate it. I would say it's common for side streets to not be plowed or plowing out enough to be useful. It all depends on the mayor and their priorities. For a long time they would plow 2 paths and pile it up in the middle of the street; no way could you get across that pile of snow. Our current mayor has side streets plowed once and only down one path. So the sides of the streets are worse after that because there is more snow piled on top of what was already there. The drift around the corner I think came from pushing everything there from the one pass down the street. Usually we don't have this much snow at one time until March and April when the snow melts a little faster since we get in the 40's and 50's between storms. We are down to only about 6 more months of this cold, white stuff. :lol:
 

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GM lovely ladies. Sending my loving NIRDI friends lots of loving hugs and good thoughts.

@missy It is warm here, but I am still having hot chocolate all day long, instead of icecream. If they sold it, I'd be buying & not least because you do!
Hot chocolate works! Enjoy and hoping you can get that ice cream you so desire when the time is right. No ice cream in our near future unless I go to the supermarket and buy some because it is raining again today and Greg is heading into the city anyway and then it is going to snow tomorrow. And be super cold here the next few days and then rain this weekend. As you can see I have looked ahead but I am a meteorologist geek what can I say? Hope you are enjoying a lovely week. And THUD to that Octavia Asscher. Swoon.

@Scandinavian gorgeous pics my dear and thank you for liking my new hair style. I thought you might. How is your mom doing? How's your grandmother doing? Sending you healing hugs across the many miles and hoping for happy news.

@Mamabean woohoo so relieved you found the ring (!!!) but I never doubted you would. Just glad you found it so soon. Nice going. I always misplace things. I once misplaced earrings I bought for my nieces and to this day still have not found. I put it someplace "safe" lol. I agree your DIL is the best and you are the best MIL too!

My daughter-in-law is the best. She worked on Scott tirelessly explaining to him that it was causing me lots of stress about not inviting Chris. Scott said she leaned hard on him making him realize it was just hurting me. He called me this morning to say he will come for Christmas if I invite Chris. He just won’t stay over..They’ll go back home after spending the day in case Chris stays over. I was so excited I bought her a band to go with the ring I already bought her! Lol
Woohoo! So happy and thrilled that this has been settled and favorably too. I love happy endings and maybe just maybe Scott will decide to stay a bit longer if he and Chris have a good conversation. Fingers crossed dear Joanne. XOXO.

The sunrise this morning
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Gorgeous sunrise dear @marcy. :love:

We had snow overnight but only enough to make it icy. The giant drift down the street isn’t budging. I can’t believe the city hasn’t sent plows out again. If we get another big storm it’s going to be a nightmare getting around. I swear my teddy bears could beat the current mayor in an election.

Work is so nice now. Tracking and documenting errors sure took a lot of my time.
Yay for working smart now and not having to babysit. That is sweet. Yes we got our humidifier replaced all accomplished yesterday. Joe sent his guy here to take out the one that wasn't working and then he brought it back to the supplier and picked up a new one and came back and installed it all before noon. And it is still working woohoo. Nice when things work the way they should. Hope today is another good day. And you can talk about baking any time. (((Hugs))).

@junebug17 thinking about your dear brother and hoping relief is on his way re the sleeping issues. Please let him know we are all thinking good thoughts for him. I hope all your holiday planning and shopping is going well and that things are good for you. (((Hugs))).

@Slick1 the countdown begins. Hope all is going smoothly and hope Chase is doing OK. Fred is having so much trouble having a BM despite all the meds I am giving him for that. I know the inevitable cannot be long put off as much as I want it to but of course the optimist in me is praying for a long quality of life left for dear Fred. I know you hope the same for Chase. I am praying for all our furbabies. (((Hugs)))

@Austina hope the cruise is very enjoyable and you are having a blast. XOXO

@canuk-gal how is your holiday planning going? Hope you are doing well and your family is well. Sending you hugs and love.

@bling_dream19 how are you? I know this is a crazy busy time for you and hoping all is going smoothly and you and FI are enjoying this time. Savor each moment and so excited for your upcoming wedding and celebrating the love you share. (((Hugs))).

@Daisys and Diamonds Nicky, I am thinking of you and your family and hoping everyone is doing well. XOXO.

@CJ2008 you are never far from my mind and hoping things are well with you and your dh and your furbabies and sending you hugs.

@PierreBear my friend happy holidays to you. (((Hugs))).

@rainwood sending you bucketloads of good luck dust. XOXO.

We had a good day yesterday. All 4 cats successfully shampooed yesterday. Humidifier replaced all within the morning hours despite lots of traveling on the part of the HVAC guy going back and forth to get a new one. We also went to Costco (so exciting haha) and the day went fast. Today I am on my own but have lots of things on my to do list so will be pleasantly occupied I think. It's not a good weather week but that's OK. Gives us time to catch up on other things to be sure.

Thinking of my friends here and hoping all is well. I saw the stalker thread and it is so scary. My heart goes out to that PSer. There's a saying that comes to mind: here's to those who wish us well and all the rest can go to well you know where :/. That thread also reminds me there are also non scary stalkers around. One must remain vigilant because the world has lots of not so nice people in it. :( Sad but true and sometimes those who seem so nice are not at all what they appear to be. I have learned that lesson and it is scary how people can be easily misled. I think those with good and pure hearts tend to be the most vulnerable to such people. People who seem so sweet and nice and kind but they are not. But I digress. Sorry for the mini threadjack. I will leave you with a heartwarming photo below.

We let Oliver out last night for a bit and are having big problems with food with him. He always wants to eat and he never is satiated. So not sure how we are going to manage this long term. For the short term we covered all the food when we let him out. But Fred and Tommy need the food all day because they just graze and we need them to be able to eat whenever they want to eat. Big problem and I sure hope this isn't the issue that makes it impossible to keep Oliver. After all we went through that would be a crying shame. Anyway leaving you with Oliver exploring last night. Fred didn't seem bothered by him at all unlike tommy who was running away from him. Little Oliver can be a bit of a terror. Hopefully with time he will outgrow that. But we shall see.

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Have a lovely and terrific Tuesday my dear NIRDI girlfriends.
 

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Hello girls!
I'm back home now after 4 days of sun. I do love the snow. But another day in the sun would have been nice. We had a blast. Swimming, eating, watching dolphins and swimming some more. LOL what to do with children. Apparently, they never get cold in the water. We even met some friends who were there at the same time as us. That was a nice surprise.
My mother started chemo again today. My dad is playing taxi for her today, because I had to take my grandmother to the doctor (again). Business calls in the car outside the doctor's office - not really fun but thank something I have a good memory and didn't actually need my computer to kind of get through that one.
I look forward to this weekend. A very late birthday party for me. I sent out invitations with the heading "Hurray for me". LOL. Four of our closest friend-families are coming to the new cabin (summerhouse) on Saturday and are staying until Sunday, so I'm hoping that it will be fun and not just crowded. 20 people and 5 dogs on my last count. Wish us luck.
Maybe also one cat. That should be interesting. LOL. Makes me think of Olliver @missy, he would love that I'm sure, so many to play with! I'm sure you will figure out the food. Maybe keep it in a separate room and the others will go there (and you open the door or something) when they wish to eat? Fred looks very happy and relaxed in front of the fireplace! Kind of like me last night lol.
I am trying to read up, but might resign and just reply as we go forward. Please forgive me.

Hugs.
 

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Hello girls!
I'm back home now after 4 days of sun. I do love the snow. But another day in the sun would have been nice. We had a blast. Swimming, eating, watching dolphins and swimming some more. LOL what to do with children. Apparently, they never get cold in the water. We even met some friends who were there at the same time as us. That was a nice surprise.
My mother started chemo again today. My dad is playing taxi for her today, because I had to take my grandmother to the doctor (again). Business calls in the car outside the doctor's office - not really fun but thank something I have a good memory and didn't actually need my computer to kind of get through that one.
I look forward to this weekend. A very late birthday party for me. I sent out invitations with the heading "Hurray for me". LOL. Four of our closest friend-families are coming to the new cabin (summerhouse) on Saturday and are staying until Sunday, so I'm hoping that it will be fun and not just crowded. 20 people and 5 dogs on my last count. Wish us luck.
Maybe also one cat. That should be interesting. LOL. Makes me think of Olliver @missy, he would love that I'm sure, so many to play with! I'm sure you will figure out the food. Maybe keep it in a separate room and the others will go there (and you open the door or something) when they wish to eat? Fred looks very happy and relaxed in front of the fireplace! Kind of like me last night lol.
I am trying to read up, but might resign and just reply as we go forward. Please forgive me.

Hugs.
Good luck to your mom today @Scandinavian.
Also I hope you have a wonderful birthday party- sounds like a lovely weekend is planned with just the right number of friends and dogs...though a few cats might be nice too? When shall I send Oliver over to you?

:cheeky:
 

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@AV_ That Octavia asscher is to die for..sigh
I remembered that GC provided the setting too - unexpected service.
It is YF's deeper yellows that keep me up at night sometimes!


Work is so nice now.
. ))))) ) all forgotten...

Frankly, that much snow & winter as you have, would make me forget everything.
It is certainly appealing to vote for an innanimate mayor & one would qualify under our current rules that do not mention regnum. If we had any snow, it'd be the end of days, city hall going down first!


Hot chocolate works!
It does, today as well as yesterday. I am slowly catchingup with NIRDI details, hearingthat you arestill not quite done with the RW horror entirely. Is Greg having his surgery? What a year you had!


I look forward to this weekend. A very late birthday party for me. I sent out invitations with the heading "Hurray for me". LOL.
Good one! Hurray for you! Ten times over. Fingers crossed for the summerhouse launch [from my side of things, having so many folks over at once feels official!] & for the year ahead.

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Come what may!
 

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GM lovely ladies. Sending my loving NIRDI friends lots of loving hugs and good thoughts.



Hot chocolate works! Enjoy and hoping you can get that ice cream you so desire when the time is right. No ice cream in our near future unless I go to the supermarket and buy some because it is raining again today and Greg is heading into the city anyway and then it is going to snow tomorrow. And be super cold here the next few days and then rain this weekend. As you can see I have looked ahead but I am a meteorologist geek what can I say? Hope you are enjoying a lovely week. And THUD to that Octavia Asscher. Swoon.

@Scandinavian gorgeous pics my dear and thank you for liking my new hair style. I thought you might. How is your mom doing? How's your grandmother doing? Sending you healing hugs across the many miles and hoping for happy news.

@Mamabean woohoo so relieved you found the ring (!!!) but I never doubted you would. Just glad you found it so soon. Nice going. I always misplace things. I once misplaced earrings I bought for my nieces and to this day still have not found. I put it someplace "safe" lol. I agree your DIL is the best and you are the best MIL too!



Woohoo! So happy and thrilled that this has been settled and favorably too. I love happy endings and maybe just maybe Scott will decide to stay a bit longer if he and Chris have a good conversation. Fingers crossed dear Joanne. XOXO.




Gorgeous sunrise dear @marcy. :love:



Yay for working smart now and not having to babysit. That is sweet. Yes we got our humidifier replaced all accomplished yesterday. Joe sent his guy here to take out the one that wasn't working and then he brought it back to the supplier and picked up a new one and came back and installed it all before noon. And it is still working woohoo. Nice when things work the way they should. Hope today is another good day. And you can talk about baking any time. (((Hugs))).

@junebug17 thinking about your dear brother and hoping relief is on his way re the sleeping issues. Please let him know we are all thinking good thoughts for him. I hope all your holiday planning and shopping is going well and that things are good for you. (((Hugs))).

@Slick1 the countdown begins. Hope all is going smoothly and hope Chase is doing OK. Fred is having so much trouble having a BM despite all the meds I am giving him for that. I know the inevitable cannot be long put off as much as I want it to but of course the optimist in me is praying for a long quality of life left for dear Fred. I know you hope the same for Chase. I am praying for all our furbabies. (((Hugs)))

@Austina hope the cruise is very enjoyable and you are having a blast. XOXO

@canuk-gal how is your holiday planning going? Hope you are doing well and your family is well. Sending you hugs and love.

@bling_dream19 how are you? I know this is a crazy busy time for you and hoping all is going smoothly and you and FI are enjoying this time. Savor each moment and so excited for your upcoming wedding and celebrating the love you share. (((Hugs))).

@Daisys and Diamonds Nicky, I am thinking of you and your family and hoping everyone is doing well. XOXO.

@CJ2008 you are never far from my mind and hoping things are well with you and your dh and your furbabies and sending you hugs.

@PierreBear my friend happy holidays to you. (((Hugs))).

@rainwood sending you bucketloads of good luck dust. XOXO.

We had a good day yesterday. All 4 cats successfully shampooed yesterday. Humidifier replaced all within the morning hours despite lots of traveling on the part of the HVAC guy going back and forth to get a new one. We also went to Costco (so exciting haha) and the day went fast. Today I am on my own but have lots of things on my to do list so will be pleasantly occupied I think. It's not a good weather week but that's OK. Gives us time to catch up on other things to be sure.

Thinking of my friends here and hoping all is well. I saw the stalker thread and it is so scary. My heart goes out to that PSer. There's a saying that comes to mind: here's to those who wish us well and all the rest can go to well you know where :/. That thread also reminds me there are also non scary stalkers around. One must remain vigilant because the world has lots of not so nice people in it. :( Sad but true and sometimes those who seem so nice are not at all what they appear to be. I have learned that lesson and it is scary how people can be easily misled. I think those with good and pure hearts tend to be the most vulnerable to such people. People who seem so sweet and nice and kind but they are not. But I digress. Sorry for the mini threadjack. I will leave you with a heartwarming photo below.

We let Oliver out last night for a bit and are having big problems with food with him. He always wants to eat and he never is satiated. So not sure how we are going to manage this long term. For the short term we covered all the food when we let him out. But Fred and Tommy need the food all day because they just graze and we need them to be able to eat whenever they want to eat. Big problem and I sure hope this isn't the issue that makes it impossible to keep Oliver. After all we went through that would be a crying shame. Anyway leaving you with Oliver exploring last night. Fred didn't seem bothered by him at all unlike tommy who was running away from him. Little Oliver can be a bit of a terror. Hopefully with time he will outgrow that. But we shall see.

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Have a lovely and terrific Tuesday my dear NIRDI girlfriends.
Hello sweethearts! Thank you to everyone who has mentioned me in your posts and thoughts. It means a lot. Its been a whirlwind. It will all be worth it very soon. Hugs to all.
 

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Merry Christmas y'all. Yes it is really me, I'm here and finally have some time and feel up to reading PS. Let me just say it's been a real overwhelming experience getting here, living with my best friend and having my granddaughter and my son and DIL and trying to get all things done, I really hate moving and our furniture was really late, it was really expensive (so much for John going cheap meh). So many people needing my time, get together, baby sit (which I love), dinners, lunch, linners, brunches, etc but the topping on this whole thing is I got sick, sick with a stomach virus that has really knocked me out for days, I believe I have slept 14 hours a day at least, headache, nausea, aches, it's been really horrible, Mike and Cara and Autie had it then me, John never get's this stuff. The house plans are still a nada but we have a meeting this Thursday with the architect. Now to the rental home, it's really adorable - 3 beds 2 baths and a study, but of course I own 6 rugs and they are all in the study, all my stuff is everywhere here and it's depressing... but it's okay.

So an update with me is I did get a tree, now to find lights etc.. whoops pressed post I guess :) Salley is good, still a bit high strung but okay.

I have not read anything in weeks so excuse me for not commenting on anyone's post.. but I will after I post this part, I believe the worst is over for now..

Chris is coming for 2 weeks at Christmas! that is the best news, Autie has a constant cold, not much was broken in moving. @Austina email me with info if you would. :) again or maybe you have and I've not been in Insta in the same amount of time as here. Took days to get internet etc blah blah.. Miss the NE so much. But Autumn makes my heart sing.

love to you all and I am glad the worst is over.
 

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Merry Christmas y'all. Yes it is really me, I'm here and finally have some time and feel up to reading PS. Let me just say it's been a real overwhelming experience getting here, living with my best friend and having my granddaughter and my son and DIL and trying to get all things done, I really hate moving and our furniture was really late, it was really expensive (so much for John going cheap meh). So many people needing my time, get together, baby sit (which I love), dinners, lunch, linners, brunches, etc but the topping on this whole thing is I got sick, sick with a stomach virus that has really knocked me out for days, I believe I have slept 14 hours a day at least, headache, nausea, aches, it's been really horrible, Mike and Cara and Autie had it then me, John never get's this stuff. The house plans are still a nada but we have a meeting this Thursday with the architect. Now to the rental home, it's really adorable - 3 beds 2 baths and a study, but of course I own 6 rugs and they are all in the study, all my stuff is everywhere here and it's depressing... but it's okay.

So an update with me is I did get a tree, now to find lights etc.. whoops pressed post I guess :) Salley is good, still a bit high strung but okay.

I have not read anything in weeks so excuse me for not commenting on anyone's post.. but I will after I post this part, I believe the worst is over for now..

Chris is coming for 2 weeks at Christmas! that is the best news, Autie has a constant cold, not much was broken in moving. @Austina email me with info if you would. :) again or maybe you have and I've not been in Insta in the same amount of time as here. Took days to get internet etc blah blah.. Miss the NE so much. But Autumn makes my heart sing.

love to you all and I am glad the worst is over.
@Tekate! I missed you! I’m sorry you were sick..Don’t worry about unpacking..and stuff hanging around. It will get done..Just do it a little at a time...I’m sorry you miss the NE...Do you miss the cold weather? I lived in Texas for five years...I loved it there...but I missed the seasons...I would laugh when it would get what they called a snow storm...It only did it twice in five years. It amounted to dusting of less than a quarter inch. The stores were cleared of bread and milk the day before the forecast. I would pick stuff up for people because they were afraid to drive. It would crack me up. On the flip side..they would get tornado and hurricane warnings...tape up windows like it was nothing while I freaked out..hahaha
I hope you feel better soon..Must keep popping in to say hi..You were missed! xxxooo
 

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So I've been skimming.. just wanted to shout out to @Mamabean

Joanne, I've lost 3 rings and one unset tourmaline in the last 3 years and will never fine them :( let me just say I'm so happy you found the ring!

I was feeling for you on your conundrum for Christmas. I think your grandson takes 1st dibs, sounds mean to Chris but if he would relapse because of this, it's not a very strong sobriety is it? Time heas all wounds my mom would always say, but at this late date I'm not so sure. Remember Christmas is your holiday too.. as a mother I know this advice hurts you and I am so sorry, not meant to at all dear lady, I believe in honesty as the best policy or maybe just slanting this into a positive if you can. I'd say to my son "Christmas is a time of drinking, eating and drinking" "I want you to not be tempted at this time, I want you well on your road to sobriety Christopher".. some type of spin, I hope I am not out of bounds lady, I wish you a joyous, peaceful and loving holiday Joanne. xoxoxoxo Kate
 

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So I've been skimming.. just wanted to shout out to @Mamabean

Joanne, I've lost 3 rings and one unset tourmaline in the last 3 years and will never fine them :( let me just say I'm so happy you found the ring!

I was feeling for you on your conundrum for Christmas. I think your grandson takes 1st dibs, sounds mean to Chris but if he would relapse because of this, it's not a very strong sobriety is it? Time heas all wounds my mom would always say, but at this late date I'm not so sure. Remember Christmas is your holiday too.. as a mother I know this advice hurts you and I am so sorry, not meant to at all dear lady, I believe in honesty as the best policy or maybe just slanting this into a positive if you can. I'd say to my son "Christmas is a time of drinking, eating and drinking" "I want you to not be tempted at this time, I want you well on your road to sobriety Christopher".. some type of spin, I hope I am not out of bounds lady, I wish you a joyous, peaceful and loving holiday Joanne. xoxoxoxo Kate
@Tekate You are right..That’s what I should have said..Scott, Allie and Jackson will come Christmas Eve..They will stay over..We can have our wine, etc...Chris is coming Christmas Day..so Scott and family will stay the day when Chris is there..but not stay over that night. Chris will spend the night then. Christmas will be no alcohol which is fine...Scott let me know that he is only coming for me..He will be on best behavior for me..That’s all. He doesn’t want Jackson to have a relationship with Chris..I feel bad for Chris but he did some terrible things to me which Scott can’t forgive. I understand his reasoning..but Chris is clueless. I think he thinks Scott is warming up but he isn’t. I think he will get it when Jackson has a birthday party in March at their house and Chris won’t be invited. Yes..Chris has been terrible to me but I still feel bad about him being excluded.
Have a great holiday..xxxooo
 

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Hi NIRDI’s!

@missy I love following weather too. Probably because I live in prime storm chasers country. Ha Ha. Thank you - love those orange and red sunrises. Good deal getting your humidifier up and running. Darn that you are getting wet and cold weather. I haven’t read the stalker thread yet but that is so awful and scary. Even in our small town there have been some very bad incidents by stalkers. Sorry to hear Oliver can be such a stinker with the other kitties and their food. Hopefully once he can be out and about all the time that behavior goes away.

@Scandinavian I am glad you enjoyed your well deserved vacation. Too funny to run in to some friends there. I hope your mom’s chemo goes well and glad you dad could help out since you were taking your grandmother to the doctor. It is a good thing you do have a good memory taking work calls in the car. I hope your grandmother is doing better. Your weekend birthday party sounds fun.

@AV_ Octiva asschers are amazing. I’ve heard of dogs winning elections or people who have passed away but are on the ballet win by a landslide. Such is life, eh?

@bling_dream19 I bet things are flying by for you now. Wishing you a wonderful wedding.

@Tekate you sound very busy and how fun to be babysitting Autie. I bet she is a total delight and brightens your days. I am so sorry you got sick; that sounds miserable. Glad you’ll be starting on plans for your house this week. Sorry your rental isn’t as spacious as you’d like but it’s short term so hopefully that makes things easier for you.

@Mamabean I guess dealing with local weather depends on what is normal for your area. My BIL and sister lived in the Dallas area for a few years and he’d go to work on days they had one of those light snows and he was the only one there. Since he is from Colorado that was nothing to him.

The best part of my day was Marty’s evening client is sick so we went out for supper. I picked Olive Garden; I am so sick of steak I could scream! I take a lot of leftover steak in for my lunch and Monday I threw most of it away so tried less steak today in a little sandwich - at least I got it down. Tonight I ordered the tour of Italy - ate the chicken parm and fettuccine then brought home the lasagna. After supper we wandered around Bed, Bath and Beyond. Sadly I didn’t lift tonight then - I told Marty not to tell my “coach”. I will lift tomorrow. I swear.

Take care.
Marcy
 

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lovelly NIRDI ladies
what have i missed ?
i am about to go back and catch up on you all but i hope you are all happy and warm

yesterday i ripped not one, but two toe nails out
different feet - same box i tripped over
Tibby's bed (i shifted from the front door to the backdoor as i disturbed two dogs stealing a cat blankie from the front door so we thought it best not to have the front door bed as the front door is in front of the gate)
just a cardboard box sitting on a piece of polystyrene- who would have thought
also put the solar powered Christmas lights up in the front porch
I'll have a rejiggle and post a pic tomorrow night
 

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yaaah
@Mamabean will have her family including Chris, for Christmas
your a good mum, family dynamics are hard work

@marcy. yum Italian ! although id provably just order steak !!
i wounded if our little ol' bed, bath and beyond is a watered down version of yours or if we have the same stuff ....just 6 months behind

@Tekate well done on the Christmas tree - when we moved it was the first thing that came of the truck and i didn't rescue it in time and it went to the back of the garage - i could see it, just couldn't get to it
this is too bad about the stomach virus, moving lowers the immune system im sure, hope your on the mend and well on the way to making the rental feel like home

@Scandinavian. happy birthday
have a wounderful time at the cabin
i hope the chemo is mire gente on your mum this time and that Grandma is doing ok
your 4 days in the sun sounded Fabulouse

@bling_dream19 best wishes with all the wedding excitment

@AV_ im glad its not just me that wouldn't cope with a white winter

@missy i hope you get a sunny day soon so you can go back ridding abd have ice cream
Ollie looks right at home
im glad the shampooing went well
im still sending healing thoughts to you and the kitties
 

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Good morning..It will be a busy day but had to come here to say what a dork I am. I’m always hiding my jewelry because I don’t have a safe...and won’t get one because it would have to be bolted to the floor...We’ll be moving in a few years..and my husband doesn’t want to bolt it to the floor because of that..Anyway...I misplaced my daughter-in-law’s ring I was giving her for Christmas. I took it out of my pouch where I keep everything..and put it in a little pretty jewelry box. I hid it somewhere in the house and now I can’t find it..I’m such a nut..:wall:
@Tekate How are you doing? I’ve been thinking about you and miss your posts.
phew so glad you found it !
i have several rings and a bracelet and a necklase missing, im hoping like crazy they are all together in a safe place somewhere and ive torn the place apart several times - im just trying not to panic and be positive they will turn up
 

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GM lovely ladies! It is wonderful (I hope) Wednesday.

Dearest Kate the very great @Tekate I am so sorry you and the family were ill and hope you are feeling all better. What a whirlwind you have had. Hoping it all falls into place and no matter what being with Autie makes it all so worthwhile. Hoping her cold goes away completely. And please remember you can visit us in the NE any time my dear Kate. Any time! And woohoo for Chris spending the holidays with you! :appl: Biggest hugs to you sweet great Kate.

@marcy you are a love for thinking of us yesterday and thank you. Greg was A OK and got home safely to me. How scary a world this is and having friends who really care makes life a bit sweeter. Glad you enjoyed dinner out and had something different than steak. Sounds yummy and how nice there were no dishes. You will lift today. Hugs.

@Mamabean good morning there. Hoping your week is going well. Hugs.

@Slick1 hello dear girl, how are you feeling? Hoping the insurance company has good news for you soon. It is super stressful when they play games with our well being. Boo to them and I am hoping they will cover the dental work. It is the right thing to do. Continued good thoughts being sent your way. XOXO.

@Austina hope the cruise is going well and you have caught up on your sleep. XOXO.

@Scandinavian hoping your mom's chemo is going well and that your grandmother is doing better. Hugs to you. And thank you we are sending Oliver right over to you. Can you pick him up at the airport? ;-)

@bling_dream19 of course you are always in our thoughts and we are sending so many good wishes your way for the best occasion coming up. Marrying your love. Nothing is better than that. Hugs and good wishes and lots of love.

@Daisys and Diamonds oh no I am sorry you ripped two toenails out how painful. Sending you healing vibes. And hugs.

@AV_ yes you and me both. Fingers crossed that day is coming soon...if all goes well re the cats yes Greg is scheduled for January 17th surgery. Hoping hard it all works out. Lots of things need to come together for it all to work out OK. Hope all is well with you. Enjoying hot chocolate with ice cream would be a delish combo.

@canuk-gal hello there, hope you are enjoying a lovely holiday season and all is going smoothly by you.

@Jimmianne ooh I have an important question to ask you. Hope all is well. Hugs.

Yesterday went fast. The days are just flying by and of course I would be happy for us to be in next Spring already and done with all the unpleasantness but sadly it doesn't work that way. So one day at a time continues to be my mantra. It is snowing out now but cannot tell if it is sticking as it is still dark as anything outside. Little (not so little) Oliver was quite the mischievous baby last night kept waking us up. Hmmm I am sensing a theme lol. Look at him this AM.

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Looking quite pleased with himself. Sigh.

Hope everyone enjoys a lovely day and stays safe and cozy and comfy. Hugs.

Leaving you with a screenshot (from a video) I took yesterday afternoon in between the rain we had when the sun came out for a bit. It was/is crazy weather here and it hit 60 degrees F! Today is below freezing. Crazy. @canuk-gal @marcy it seems crazy weather is not isolated to just where you live. LOL.

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Hoping this Wednesday proves wonderful for all of you. XOXO.
 

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@missy you just made me cry with love Missy, in all the sh-- you have been going through for months you say the most kind things to me, thank you... you are such a wonderful soul.. xoxoxoxoxoxo

I'll get back into the groove here when I start to really feel better, I get up and by 2:30 I have a headache again, over my eye and I am sooo tired and my stomach still feels off.. sorry for the gorey details.

When is Greg's knee surgery? I thought January but let me know if you can... and Missy Bubahlah is so beautiful it knocks me over.. such a lovely, gorgeous, stunning, etheral stone, you cannot beat an OEC diamond. I so love this setting I'm wondering if you really ever need to reset her.. such a gorgeous ring..

so I'm going to take a nap but want you to know I have a Missy heart, a heartful of Missy love, thank you so much.
 

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@Mamabean it's exceedingly difficult to jettison your child no matter how old, I think we all get it, Missy could have just jettisoned Ollie, she didn't of course because she's a furmom, as you are too.. we forgive our kids often and always, I always have hope one my son's will always remember that I loved them with my whole heart, you love your kids, you are normal.. Mike and Chris do not often get along, each things the other is a dope :) I can no longer facilitate closeness for them but I hope in my heart of hearts as time marches they were remember what made them brothers more than what they don't like about each other. :) always hope and btw you handled this holiday perfectly and I probably should have butted out but I care :) xoxo
 

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@Mamabean it's exceedingly difficult to jettison your child no matter how old, I think we all get it, Missy could have just jettisoned Ollie, she didn't of course because she's a furmom, as you are too.. we forgive our kids often and always, I always have hope one my son's will always remember that I loved them with my whole heart, you love your kids, you are normal.. Mike and Chris do not often get along, each things the other is a dope :) I can no longer facilitate closeness for them but I hope in my heart of hearts as time marches they were remember what made them brothers more than what they don't like about each other. :) always hope and btw you handled this holiday perfectly and I probably should have butted out but I care :) xoxo
You can never butt in...Your opinions are valued and very wise. I’m going to use what you said for other times..You made a great point..Thank you for caring! xxoo
 

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phew so glad you found it !
i have several rings and a bracelet and a necklase missing, im hoping like crazy they are all together in a safe place somewhere and ive torn the place apart several times - im just trying not to panic and be positive they will turn up
@Daisys and Diamonds I feel for you..The fact that they are missing together makes me think it’s in your house. The silver lining was that I straightened out some areas thinking it was in there! Sometimes I find things if I pretend to hide something else..I will sometimes find it there..What a nutcase I am..I hope they turn up soon!
 

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Hello lovelies

@Tekate, I’m so sorry you’ve been ill, it sounds horrendous. I’ll definitely email you when we get back to Austin, and if you’re up to it, we’ll get together. I hope you have a good meeting with the house builder and can get things moving.

Ouch @Daisys and Diamonds, your poor feet, I hope you’re OK.

@Scandanavian, your mini breaks sounds great, I hope it’s recharged your batteries and you’re ready for all that’s ahead. Good luck to your Mum for her next round of treatment.

Phew to finding the rings @Mamabean what a relief for you. I hope the crickets are all gone now.

It’s still hard to believe that gorgeous little man is the cause of all this chaos @missy, he’s looking so good. I really hope the other boys are doing ok and continuing to battle on. I keep meaning to ask how your Dad is doing now, is he feeling better since his operation? What about your Mum, has she scheduled her treatment yet?

Glad you enjoyed your steak free day @marcy, it is possible to have too much of a good thing, although saying that, I’m enjoying the delicious steak and lobster on board, a bit too much!

Hi @bling_dream19 are you all ready for the big day now?

Hi @Calliecake oh no, I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve done that, must be an age thing :lol:

Have a great time in NYC @junebug17

How’re you doing @AV_ any plans for the coming weekend?

We’ve arrived in San Francisco, and it’s foul here. We had to get off the ship to go through immigration, then wait until everyone on the ship had been checked before they let us back on, it was an utter farce!

We got an email yesterday saying that there been some suspicious activity on one of our CC, so I tried ringing, only to get a recorded message saying they’ve got technical problems. Went on live chat, they told me to phone, went on FB, IG and Twitter, and yes, you’ve guessed, I’ve got to ring. I’ve told them ALL I can’t ring, they’re not answering. Can’t cancel the card online, because, yes, you’ve guessed it, I’ve got to call arrrrrrggghhhhh!!!!!!!:angryfire: Oi, what a shambles.

We’re staying on board because we’ve already done the sights of SF, although we had intended to walk about, but not in this weather.

I hope you’re all well, and sorry if I’ve missed anyone, will catch up soon.

:wavey:
 
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