our blethering thread from 29 August

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our blethering thread from 29 August
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Mon, 08-29-2011 - 4:09am

Good morning, girlies! How's everyone this week?

I hope all our east coasters have managed to get through the visit from Irene? We had thought Debbie (in Nova Scotia) would get hit but by the looks of the tracker this morning, she's going to only get the outer edges of the storm.

Also we (in Scotland) were supposed to get the tail end of her next weekend but I see they now think she's going to go up and over the north Iceland and so avoid us altogether. Of course, things might change by then - and José might gather some power too. Ahh, the unknown quantities of Mother Nature!

Anyway, got some sewing to do today and, of course, the washing which is in the machine as I type. By the looks of it, I should be able to get it outside to dry today. I do love the smell of the washing after it's been hanging outside. :)

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Tue, 08-30-2011 - 11:32am

Congratulations on your promotion, Liz. Shame there's nobody to replace you, though. I hope you're getting paid to do 2 jobs? Somehow I doubt it!

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Tue, 08-30-2011 - 11:03am
Hey ladies!

Busy busy busy. I'm trying to get everything ready for Peter's birthday party on the 10th, and I'm struggling. Pretty much, I have a banner to hang up, and a diaper that matches the theme. No food, no table stuff (cups/plates/silverware), no wrapping paper. Ha! Oh, I did schedule a time to get a portrait of him done so I can sit it on the gift table. My priorities are lined up.

The only work I've done in PS lately is Peter's invite, and my cousin's invite. I'll post them Friday after I blur out addresses and phone numbers.

Today is crazy. I just got a promotion at work, but there's no one to replace me, so I'm doing TWO jobs. And training a graduate student. Oy. I probably should get off here...

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Tue, 08-30-2011 - 7:19am

I need to make myself a new siggy but have no idea what to do. I was looking through my PB album for inspiration and Douglas was looking over my shoulder. His exact words were "who'd have thought there were so many ways to write your name?". He obviously doesn't get it! :D

I also need to make a new siggy offer but also have no idea where to go with that one either. DYK that this will be number 98? Good grief, that's a lot of offers. I suppose I should do something special for number 100 ... but I'll think of that after I've done 98 and 99!!

Off to inspect some alphas to see if I can find something inspiring.

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Tue, 08-30-2011 - 7:15am

Sounds like a great deal, Dedi - especially with a new freezer that needs filling! :D

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Mon, 08-29-2011 - 5:47pm

A case lot sale is a sale the Commissary (grocery store on a military base) puts on twice a year (maybe 3x...) with all kinds of bulk things for great prices and they give coupons there and I just love them.

They have pet food, toilet paper, paper towels, laundry soap, dish soap, snacks, soda (last time a case of Pepsi was $3, they're normally $6 on sale!!), chips, cereal, etc. Some things aren't in bulk but they're a great price, they had bags of shredded cheese for practically nothing at the last one and frozen things. I have a spanky new deep freezer to fill and new shelves in my stock pile room to load up, bring it on! :D

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Mon, 08-29-2011 - 5:29pm

Yay for getting great bargains at Borders! The ones over here all shut down a while ago. We didn't have one in our town but we used to get on the train and go to Dundee to the one there. They always had great magazines there that our "normal" newsagents don't sell.

Can you tell me what the Case Lot Sale is?

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Mon, 08-29-2011 - 5:26pm

Oh, Olivia, that's wonderful news! Well done, David! :)

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Mon, 08-29-2011 - 5:11pm

Olivia- GREAT NEWS!!!! :) I'm so glad he's coming home!!

Yeah...I brain farted everything else I read. I'm le tired.

We went to my sister's for the weekend, which was awesome! I got to go to Target and get Starbucks and we hit up Borders. All of those are closing so they're having a 50-70% off everything sale. I got a ton of stuff. New books for all, a blu ray movie, some gifts, toys etc. :D Saved $180 (spent much less than that!)

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Mon, 08-29-2011 - 4:50pm

We got the best phone call ever today.

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Mon, 08-29-2011 - 4:43am
I swear I need to get that account deleted. *Sigh*