Mundane Monday

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Mundane Monday
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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 9:22am

Welcome to a new week :)

1. Has spring "sprung" by you yet?

2. What are you wearing today?

3. Do you make a special menu for Easter (if you celebrate it)? 

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 2:06pm

Greeneyes2013 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">thardy2001</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;Greeneyes2013&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;p&amp;amp;gt;If that's a common complaint, I imagine they have very easy lives.&amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;Did I really need to add "about the name of their company?" Oy.  &amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;</blockquote>&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;No.&lt;/p&gt;
</p><p>So then it was just sarcasm for its own sake? There was no "wink" so I didn't assume it was meant to be funny.</p>[/quote]

What is sarcasm for its own sake?  Having been to DW, I highly doubt that is a common complaint of workers.  There was no need to correct DW to WDW.  That was a subterfuge. 

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 2:08pm

pumpkinangel wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">geschichtsgal</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;pumpkinangel&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;No, I don't...that's why I asked.  I'm curious as to why you assume history isn't active, please explain.&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;We went to most of the big historical sites in VA and PA and many other states when I was a kid.  It was very active.  Most of them have fun activities for kids to do, and they all involve a ton of walking and exploring.  I definitely would consider a vacation like that active.  I can't wait until my kids get a little bit older, so we can go to those sites and the kids will get something out of them.&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>We have been through a number of the state parks, battlefields, historical monuments, museums, and so forth, I have always considered them pretty active vacations myself.  The kids loved being a part of the junior ranger program in the state parks, they had "passports" to keep track of the number of parks.</p>

PKA, have you been to the Atlantis and DW?

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 2:11pm

cruisingchick20111 wrote:
Did you try anything for seasickness Regina? I have gotten it (but we also were going around a hurricane on that cruise) but have found the non-drowsy Bonine and Dramamine work well. My mom is so afraid that she will get sick that she refuses to go on a cruise.

I'm a buck o five soaking wet. I spent a particularly memorable afternoon at sea out cold in my room courtesy of the dramamine. And it was children's dramamine... No thanks. I'd rather be conscious for the trip and enjoy myself instead of sleeping the trip away so I don't vomit. 

Cruises are not for me. And fortunately my husband agrees. We would much rather fly into a resort.

On Wednesdays we wear pink.

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 2:14pm

pumpkinangel wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">cruisingchick20111</em> wrote:</div>"She was good at reading recipes, but couldn't read emails?"........ So true Thardy. Almost as bad as a family member who knows how severe a child's allergies are to not accommodate the child and totally "forget" lol.</blockquote></p><p>The laughing out loud over this is really unkind.</p>

Par for the course, PKA. I do think it is rather telling about the character of the mothers laughing though, no?

On Wednesdays we wear pink.

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 2:28pm

geschichtsgal wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">bordwithyou</em> wrote:</div>My husband and I are planning on driving the Trans-Canada highway this summer, with a four day stay on Victoria Island at the end.  First vacation without kids in 21 years.  Not even quite kid-free because the younger one is going to fly up to Calgary and meet us in Banff National Park for five days 2/3 of the way through.</blockquote></p><p>After my sister and I were out of the house, my parents did a road trip from Ocean City, MD to San Francisco, CA all on old Rt. 50.  They had a ton of fun.</p><p>I loved Banff when we visited.  It's so beautiful up there.</p>

Yeah, this all started because I had business trips to Saskatoon, Calgary, and Banff last fall.  DH can't stand the idea that I've been somewhere he hasn't, lol.  Hence the excursion.

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 2:30pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p>What is <span style="text-decoration:underline">sarcasm for its own sake</span>?  Having been to DW, I highly doubt that is a common complaint of workers.  There was no need to correct DW to WDW.  That was a subterfuge.  </p>

Sarcasm; used for no reason other than to be sarcastic. Y'know, like "If that's a common complaint, I imagine they have very easy lives."

So "having been" to WDW (which is its name, btw. Walt Disney World.) gives you the insight into what people *I* know think? Wait, is this that magic telescope I've been hearing about? LOL! Oh, I've been there too, many times. Often as a guest of these employees, who do get annoyed when people call WDW by the wrong name. I highly doubt you have a clue what anyone who works there thinks.

<<There was no need to correct DW to WDW.  That was a subterfuge.>>

LOL, a subterfuge. I was pointing out the correct name to someone who's been there enough times to know the correct name. Where's the subterfuge? Find a post from me that necessitates it in this thread.

Honestly. Is there a "need" for any comment on this board?

Shaking my head at the things grown women get their panties in a wad about.

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 2:34pm

lauren1063 wrote:
<p>I will never see eye-to-eye with my mother.  I'm 5'1 and she's 5'8". </p>

I never did squeak by my 5'4" mother. DS is going to pass me in the next year or so, but I'm thinking DD is going to wind up being about my size...she's always one of the shortest kids, just like mama. Thankfully, DS seems to be normal like Dad...

On Wednesdays we wear pink.

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 2:47pm

reginageorge2005 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">lauren1063</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;I will never see eye-to-eye with my mother.  I'm 5'1 and she's 5'8". &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>I never did squeak by my 5'4" mother. DS is going to pass me in the next year or so, but I'm thinking DD is going to wind up being about my size...she's always one of the shortest kids, just like mama. Thankfully, DS seems to be normal like Dad...</p>

My mom is 5'8" and my dad was a little over 5'3".  My sister and I, each at just slightly over 5', took after Dad's side of the family (my paternal grandmother was 4'6"!) and my two brothers took their height from Mom's side and are each just over 6'.  We girls always thought it would be kind of fun if it had worked out the other way around.  ;)


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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 2:52pm
"I don't know about that. My parents were never really into relaxing vacations. They took us all over the place to see lots of things. I'm sure when my sister and I were teenagers there were some trips where we would have preferred to just lay on the beach every day. Although, I did enjoy all of our vacations-- activity and all." ------------- Our family trips never involved swimming, beaches or relaxing. Not even when we were in places known for beaches (Greece, for example). Downtime and beach time was something we did at our country house. If we went on a trip it was to see stuff. We usually liked it (besides we didn't know any better). The only trip we all remember as horrible was the 2 castles a day trip by car through France. That was not fun at all.
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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 2:56pm

rollmops2009 wrote:
"I don't know about that. My parents were never really into relaxing vacations. They took us all over the place to see lots of things. I'm sure when my sister and I were teenagers there were some trips where we would have preferred to just lay on the beach every day. Although, I did enjoy all of our vacations-- activity and all." ------------- Our family trips never involved swimming, beaches or relaxing. Not even when we were in places known for beaches (Greece, for example). Downtime and beach time was something we did at our country house. If we went on a trip it was to see stuff. We usually liked it (besides we didn't know any better). The only trip we all remember as horrible was the 2 castles a day trip by car through France. That was not fun at all.

I bribed our kids to keep journals on our trips, and I am glad that I did.  One of mine used one of his journals as the basis of an essay that he wrote in middle school, entitled,  "Yet Another Big Church"

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