Q&E Babble

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Registered: 04-01-2002
Q&E Babble
Fri, 12-21-2012 - 7:34am

Okay, I give.   I am doing it.   I miss PPWM too much.

I want to babble.   I think you all want to babble.  So let’s babble here and then go back to PPWM when they finally get us fixed.   I know, it’s discouraging now, but I am too optimistic for my own good.   I do think iVillage will get this mess fixed.   One day. 

For those not on FB, Shelly is monitoring Waylon, debating on a trip to Pitt.   He ran a fever all day yesterday and most of the night.   At her last check in, he’s down to 99.   She’s calling the coordinator this morning.

I had my work party last night.   I took a platter of Jalapeno Cheese Grits.   I have never had 6 people ask me for a recipe before.   I heard they were, “on point” and “ready.”  I love it when I bring the most popular dish.   There wasn’t a scrap left.  

Off to get dressed for work.   As of 3:00 today I am done until January 2nd.   And then I can start counting down for my spring break beach trip.


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Registered: 04-01-2002
Fri, 06-07-2013 - 7:02am

Well, the correct sig showed yesterday and today it's Valentine's Day again.    Sigh...

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Registered: 04-01-2002
Fri, 06-07-2013 - 7:01am

Hey, I'm here too. I check and check and check this board. I don't always post because I don't see any sense in the going through the laborious log-in process just to talk to myself. But I am here, many times a day.

So, we have Daisy with her family for her niece's wedding, Sandy still going through a horrible time with losing her dad and FIL within 2 weeks of each other, and other stuff with our girls. I miss our random chatter here. I wish everyone would come back.

Baseball is still rolling along. I am not at ALL happy with the lack of practice DD's summer travel team is doing. They are praticing once a week. They have their first tournament in two weeks. They are going to get demolished.

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Registered: 11-01-1999
In reply to: glebou
Thu, 06-06-2013 - 11:23pm

Hello Hello Hello Helo Hello............

My own voice echoing in the emptiness

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Registered: 04-01-2002
Thu, 06-06-2013 - 7:17am

OMG, I was able to post this morning.   I was able to yesterday morning too.  But I posted on a different board and then couldn't log on again.  

Anyone else still here?

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Registered: 11-15-2008
Wed, 05-29-2013 - 2:45pm
OK, I don't believe I've ever posted on this thread, but I've been reading for the last 18+ months. I miss reading everyone's updates! Did I see somewhere there is a FB group? If so, would someone mind providing me the link? Thank you!
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Registered: 04-01-2002
Sun, 05-26-2013 - 9:34am

I made it through all 5 graduations.   That's 75 in the past 15 years.   I have heard verse from the Dr. Suess "The Places You Will Go" over and over and over through the years.   Today is the first day of the rest of your life.   Today is not an ending, but a new beginning.  Blah, blah, blah....

Then when I got home I took DD to spend the night with a friend, and the neighbor kid knocked on the door for DS.   That was fun.   It's never happened before.   Our neighbor has kids that live in Cincinnati.   They are here every other weekend.   His son is 9.   My son is 11.   They played outside for hours.   I went over and drank a beer on their deck with the neighbors.  I have never done that before.   That was nice.   DS and their kid played outside until about 9:30.   I got to do nothing, which was also nice. 

I got invited to go to my friend's lake house today.   Jeff and I will head that way late this afternoon and stay until late.  

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Registered: 02-12-2002
Sat, 05-25-2013 - 8:16am

Morning Tracy -

It is freezing cold here too.  Also cloudy and more rain is on the way.  What a yucky start to the long weekend. 

Hope your boring long day goes by quickly for you Tracy and be sure to get a foot massage.

Susan I hope you get your water situation fixed.

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Registered: 04-01-2002
Sat, 05-25-2013 - 7:39am

It's chilly here too, Missy.   This has been a crazy cold spring.   I'm beyond ready for the heat of summer.  30 days until we leave for Key West.   Not that I have a countdown app on my phone or anything.

Yesterday was every bit the nightmare I knew it would be.   It sucked.   My feet are creaming this morning.   That flat, hard, concrete is murder to stand on for 7 hours.   Only 10 more hours of it to go.  It's just a long, long boring day that makes my feet hurt.

Susan, I hope you got your water fixed.   That would be frustrating.   But it has to be a good time to work for a plumbing place. 

Yes, the ex said he'd help out on the trip to China if that actually really does become a reality.   My parents will help too.   Maybe his parents?  I don't think it could hurt to ask.   In reality before I would take a second job I would hammer down on overtime and grab up every scrap I could get.   It's out there.   But I never have time, the kids are always too busy.   I'd just have to farm them out and work.   I'd do it too.

Well, off to work again.

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Registered: 07-23-1998
Fri, 05-24-2013 - 10:43am

Susan, WTG Natalie on her grades and attendance! Not so great on the no water pressure. Hope it's a quick fix! I just opened our windows this morning. Supposed to be 71 today and 47 tonight. Unheard of for Memorial Day weekend around here.

Tracy, what a great opportunity for RA. I don't know where you would find the time for a second job but we know you would figure it out. Too bad her dad can't step up to the plate and support her for once.

We are officially on summer break! Hasn't hit any of us yet. My mom will be here on June 5th! Counting down the days!

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Registered: 02-06-2004
Fri, 05-24-2013 - 8:50am

Last night the girls were getting ready to brush their teeth and Natalie says "there's no water".  Huh?  Sure, enough.  We lost water pressure.  We called the plumber on call at work and talked through some stuff.  DH was able to take his compressor and up the water pressure for the sink to work...for about 5 minutes.  Then we lost all pressure and can't get any water out of the spigots.  Could be a range of things from a somewhat cheap pressure switch to a not-so-cheap well pump.  I hope we can talk one of the guys from work into coming over tonight or tomorrow to fix it. 

I had about 9 gallons of water in the basement that I've been "saving" as a just-in-case thing.  Good thing we had them.  At least DH and I could wash our face and hair this morning.  We had plenty of bottled water to brush our teeth. 

At work today we have an annual carpet cleaning.  After lunch we move EVERYTHING off the carpets and then they come to clean about 3pm.  I will get to leave early. :)  DH is going to mow his mom and aunts house and then shower at his mom's when he's done.  I'll head into my mom's this evening and shower there and visit. 

Got to sleep with the windows open last night.  I actually closed them part way through the night because it got a little chilly.  I love sleeping with my windows open!

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