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Registered: 07-13-2001
Sat, 12-08-2012 - 12:01am

Happy weekend, Buddies!

So, yesterday was good and bad.  Good - I taught my last classes of the semester.  Bad - Dan ended up sick, so we had to cancel our trip to the big Goodwill store.  Poor guy - he really felt miserable.

What are your plans for the weekend?  I know I'll be watching the Redskins on Sunday, but I'm not sure what else I'll be doing.  If Dan feels better tomorrow, we may head to the outlets, but it might make more sense to wait for a weekday.  (One of the joys (?) of unemployment is that Dan is available to shop on weekdays now -- might as well take advantage of it and miss some of the crowds.

Have a great Saturday!

((((HUGS)))) - Karen



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Registered: 11-04-1999
Sat, 12-08-2012 - 9:38am

Oh the good ole days when ivillage ran correctly, I didn't have to repeatedly register and we had features like how many were new posts to read and it would actually take you to the new posts.    So losing patience with the new and NOT improved ivillage.  

-------ok end of vent.

Karen: sorry Dan got sick but I use to love the feature of when hubby didn't work and we could hang out during the week, during the day, he could take me out to lunch midweek, so enjoy those features while you have them.  Yes, I know money is tight to do some of the things you would like to do.

Ruthie:  I am sorry on your Mom failing quickly.    Your poor Dad to see her slipping away like that, not that it isn't hard for you too.

My latest news is somehow I went from both feet on the landing inside side door to one foot being on the first step down and the force of that must have given me a mild sprain.  I didn't even fall or twist it or nothing like the times I broke or sprained the left ankle before.  It isn't swollen or bruised but is sore and hard to walk.  So my left leg is propped on 2 pillows and I have ankle brace on.   Sorry Rudi no walking for several days here but we still have rain in Ohio so probably wouldn't have walked regardless.   Will forego laundry as need to go down a flight of stairs and even the vacuum as don't want to twist the leg around.

Just started a hallmark movie and not sure I will like it.

Started reading my first Christian novel yesterday.  I say that as I never read a book before that talks so much on their faith and praying and accepting God's will.  It is a well welcomed breath of fresh air actually.

Tomorrow I will go to church, sunday school and the following brunch even if I am in a body cast by then!

love to all my cyber friends,  Josie

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Registered: 04-09-1999
Sat, 12-08-2012 - 9:45am

Good Morning....Karen...happy you are done with classes....and sorry your hubby was sick and you couldn't go....Yes it is an advantage for shopping ...when you are home during the week!!!   

We have a dusting of snow....and more on the way tonight...I love the first  snows....  :)

Some good news yesterday....called the carecenter lined up for my folks to get in mid see if we could get them in earlier...(mom not doing well)...he said yes...set up appointments for my folks..etc...I went to coffee....45 min later...hubby called the the Carecenter that is close and we had been on the waiting list since July called and they have an opening....These two places are the same company different locations...and the fellow Knew we wanted the closer anyway....went and looked and signed them up taking them Wednesday to see and be assesed....May be move in just before or just after Christmas....This place is 10 min away....and so muc(other place was 30 min ayayh more convienent....Will tell you ....since about Thanksgiving have been saying a prayer each night that this place would open up(as the move was coming quickly) ....but of course leaving it in God's hands....It is like a miracle .....and I just got my Christmas gift....So saying Thank you for my blessings....

Not sure when we will shop ....but....will get for the grands...and giftcards for sons....and be overjoyed ...

Got our tree mostly decorated last night...just the star and garland to do....yea...have to finish cards....and shop...

Still have an empty must get groceries....

Will go let my dad know what is going on.....and...bring them lunch.... 

Hugs, Ruthie


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Registered: 04-09-1999
Sat, 12-08-2012 - 9:50am

Josie...we were posting at the same time....oh my sorry to hear you hurt your foot....hope it heals quickly...

Yes...ivillage ...not good...actually hate it...come on get your act together!!

I enjoy Christian novels too....not a steady diet of them but often....Enjoy....

Have a good Saturday!!


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Registered: 11-04-1999
Sun, 12-09-2012 - 3:48am
HI Ruthie: ankle is a smidgeon better, hope to get a ride to church as need to leave my car home as stepson switching to my snow tires for me and I want car here for when he can do it. That is awesome that the center closer to you has an opening, and what a beautiful thought of God answering your prayers and having it open up. Nice that it is same company so no hurt feelings in case you need to move them at a later time. love you friend, Josie
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Registered: 04-09-1999
Sun, 12-09-2012 - 1:43pm

Hi...on Sunday....We have SNOW...and lots...about 9 inches and still snowing...It is gorgeous out!!!

Got out this morning....didn't go to church...but took my folks out to eat...and stopped for some groceries for them....figured today that was my priority...get them fed and some happy about the care center opening up ...the one close...just a blessing....

Plan on working on Christmas cards....and shoveling later....good day!!

Josie...glad your ankle is some better...take it you too my friend!!! 

Hugs, Ruthie