Q&E Babble

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Registered: 04-01-2002
Q&E Babble
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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
Thu, 12-27-2012 - 10:30am

I forgot to add that the big snow storm missed us entirely.   We got some snow that melted as soon as it hit the ground.   But zero stuck.   Whoot!!

Susan, how'd you do?   Snow?

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Registered: 02-12-2002
Thu, 12-27-2012 - 10:31am

I love these kinds of days off from work.  Still feeling that holiday feeling and getting lots of extra cleaning and stuff done.  No time frame, no place I must be, and nothing I really have to do.

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Registered: 02-06-2004
Thu, 12-27-2012 - 10:47am

We got 10 inches of snow yesterday!  It was blowing and drifting like crazy.  The ride into work this morning was interesting.  My normally 40 minutes commute took an hour and a half.  The drift beside my car was about 4 1/2 feet tall.  We haven't gotten that much snow in a long time.  Last years winter total was 9" for the entire year.

I'm ready for a break again though!  I didn't get a chance to play with my sewing machine, so I will do that this weekend.  It comes with a 5 minute DVD to watch, so I hope that explains a lot!

I'm jealous of you ladies hanging out at home today.  I hope everyone in the south was able to stay safe.  They had some pretty nasty weather on Christmas.

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Thu, 12-27-2012 - 6:01pm

We got 5 inches of snow yesterday and last night.  It started snowing while we were at Olive Garden around 2:30 ... I got the soup, salad & breadstick deal and water.  So, I got off pretty cheap as far as Olive Garden goes...just over $8 with 18% tip added in because we had a big party.  I gave her a $10 since she had just moved back from San Antonio, TX and we all had a good talk.  Plus she was an awesome waitress and very patient with my dad... even gave him a to-go cup with a refill of his drink when we left. 

Anyway, the roads were pretty bad on the way home from OG... we had to stop at Walgreen on the way home to get my sister's medication refill but we did make it home okay.  I was only nervous because I had Presley, Kendra & my sister in the car too.  I don't care about my car, just didn't want anything to happen to any of them.

I was glad to get home, safe & sound and be able to enjoy playing games!  I pooped out around 11:00 pm though.... everyone else stayed up til after 3:00 am!   So they were all tired when we had to wake up at 9:00 am this morning to go play Bingo!  Speaking of Bingo... my sister won $150!!  We were all SO excited for her.... she would have won $300 for a double line but she had to share it with one other person.  Even at that... we were all excited for her!

My cousin SHeryl & her daughter, Kerri went too:

Kendra went too but since she doesn't have an "official" identification, she could not prove she was 18 so she couldn't play.  I let her color some of my numbers when nobody was looking but then she put her head down on the table on her coat and she fell asleep for the rest of the time.

Glenda (my sister in law) came over yesterday for me to show her how to work her new Kindle Fire she got for Christmas and the snow and blowing was so bad that she decided to spend the night.  She slept in Ashleigh's old room which is where she stayed when she lived with us after she initially left her crazy husband.  I told my hubby this morning to tell her that she could come over any time and also spend the night any time (because she was still asleep when we left for Bingo) and she decided to take us up on it.  She went home, did laundry, packed up a bag and is here for the week!  LOL  It's okay, she is fun to have around and my family all like her too.   It's really too bad that her kids don't do much with her but we are fortunate that she feels at home here.  I'm glad she does... it makes me feel better that she's here and not sitting in her apartment alone during the holidays.

I am off work this week too... but it is killing me because I want to go up to my office sooo bad to see how everything is after they moved it last week-end.

Tomorrow my sister and Kendra have an appointment to get their hair done at my cousin Amy's at noon.  That will probably take a few hours... whenever we all get together we talk a lot and it takes her longer.. lol. 

We did have a great Christmas... Luke & Presley made out like bandits!  But, it was a long day for them...

My phone died quickly Christmas morning but I did get this pic...

Here's Amber & Nick when we were playing games..

My mom and dad:

Well, I better get back... everyone is accusing me of ignoring them .. lol. 

I hope everyone is having a great time ....

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Registered: 07-13-2001
Thu, 12-27-2012 - 8:33pm

Its been snowing here for 4 hours! its really windy! Poor Snoopy was trying to crouch down because the snow was blowing in his face lol. but we managed to stay out long enough for a pee!

I worked 7am till 1pm today... slow to start, and then it got crazy!! we are supposed to get a foot of snow total!

Okay I found 2 photos on facebook.... a before( we had to dress up as farmers for a contest at work, and DH came along and helped out with the bbq- this was the first week of joining WW), and an after...  taken christmas day.. DH took a few photos at my work christmas party, I will take a look and upload them if they are any good!

Went and got weighed in today... Im down 2.1lbs! grand total of 65.2!

Daisy- love all the photos!!! thanks for sharing!

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Registered: 07-13-2001
Thu, 12-27-2012 - 8:38pm

Okay trying the after photo now!

In the photo left to right-

My SIL Maxx,Me, DH, and my MIL's SIL

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Registered: 02-12-2002
Fri, 12-28-2012 - 7:38am

Morning Ladies -

Another day off from work and I am really loving it!  Going to take my Dad out with my brother for breakfast and then a few errands to run.  I have a load of stuff to take to the Salvation Army and I need to go pick out new glasses.  Where I get my glasses there is a guy there that does a great job at picking out the right frames.  I keep going hoping he is "free" and he has been with someone everytime.  I am trying it again today.  The last time I went I ended up with the gal that works there and I didn't like my frames once I got them.  Wish me luck.

John is working this morning and then has to take his dad to his doctor appointment this afternoon so he can hear first hand what may be going on with him.  After that he is off until after New Year's or so he said.  Hope so.  I would love to take a day trip someplace.  Probably won't be Saturday they are calling for snow for us again starting in the middle of the day.

Daisy I think it is very sweet your SIL feels so at home at your house.  I am sure she enjoys all the activity.

Mel - you look GREAT!  You must be feeling a whole lot better too I'll bet.

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Registered: 07-13-2001
Fri, 12-28-2012 - 8:34am

Good Morning ladies! We got alot of snow last night! DH has to work this morning instead of last night.... he better be back in time to drive me to work this afternoon! its raining now... so the roads are all clear... so that something at least! they are calling for more snow here on sunday....

Thanks Sandy! Yes I feel alot better! Good luck picking out your glasses today! and enjoy your day off!

Shelly- Thank you for the christmas card!!!! got it today!

Just having some coffee and oatmeal, and then I better get off here, and do some wii!

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Fri, 12-28-2012 - 9:22am

Wow Mel !!  Congrats and yes you must feel better =)..

Good Luck picking out glasses Sandy- I hate that part.. And no I didn't get my feet done yesterda- maybe today. Mag got her nails done and Mya got her feet done and I want the same lady- So I will try today.

Tomorrow we are all going to a wedding ! I am excited- Molly is in it ! I work with the guy and Molly worked with the gal at one of the salons. Its right in town and going to be fun =),,

Daisys house reminds me of my sister Kays house- my neice and her bf and three kids live with her along with her 21 year old grandson and another grandaughter that stays there alot. This is what my neice wrote on fb:

*Welcome to the Johnson house where good times reside...where the company, conversation, and food make all who enter feel welcome, a place that feels as warm with a crowd as it does with just a friend♥*

And she got like 8 positive comments ... 

I wanna go to Daisys on a football Sunday =)...

Well I should get moving !  Everyone have a good FRIDAY !


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Registered: 02-06-2004
Fri, 12-28-2012 - 9:43am

my goal at work today is get the Christmas stuff put away.  I should be able to handle that.  Thank goodness the phones are fairly quiet.  We have absolutely nothing planned this weekend, so I want to play around on my sewing machine and get the Christmas stuff put away.

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