Chit Chatting in December

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Chit Chatting in December
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Mon, 12-03-2012 - 8:20am

How's everyone doing? Can you believe we're already in the final month of 2012?!

It's been slow and with the holidays approaching I thought we'd just do a chit chat thread for the whole month and resume weekly threads in the new year. :)

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Tue, 12-04-2012 - 12:20pm

Finally I could log in.  I tried all day yesterday.  Anyway, I wish more people would come back to the boards, but I can see why they are frustrated and stay away, although they were gone before the change. 

This month is going to be crazy.  I have lots of things to do before Christmas, but I'm done with shopping for the kids so I'm happy.  Now I have the parents and in-laws, and my brother and sister-in-law.  We sort of went over this week, even though we were ahead financially.  The cat was sick and we spent wayyyy to much on the visit so there went my Christmas money.

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Wed, 12-05-2012 - 3:36pm

I agree, Laurie, it's almost like you can hear echos when you come here LOL. Im just confused about why they keep changing but not really changing?

Anyways, I saw on Fb about your cat, but I can't remember what you said the vet found out? hope he (she?) will be ok!

I'm done shopping for DS too (well rob thinks he needs one more thing he saw in the toys r us catalogue.. we'll see) and he's the only one! really all I have left is my sisters, brother & parents but I'm kinda broke so we will see. I'm knitting my sisters some cute mittens & can't really think of what else to get them & am completely stumped for my bro & parents.. I hate buying presents LOL.
my sister had the idea that all us siblings could go in together to get my parents a pair of Vikings tickets, but since they sorta suck this season, I'm thinking they'd rather not - it's a long drive haha.

Anyways, we are broke because literally everything breaks at once every.time. my brakes started going out after all the driving we did thanksgiving weekend and before i even got a chance to order parts for the brakes, i got a screw in my tire - monday morning no less. $100+ (and hopefully NOT a new tire) later ....  hopefully we'll be in driving order by the weekend.

 


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Thu, 12-06-2012 - 11:57am

Hi Sarah, my cat is doing better though they didn't really find anything with him.  He is on an antibiotic right now, they are hoping it's just a bad infection.  He seems better as in he is up and around more social than before. 

I hear you about the money and not knowing what to get people.  I never know what to do for my parents or brother.  I just get gift cards so they can use it how they want.  My husband's truck needs back breaks now, just did the front ones last summer. 

We got a new tv for our Christmas gift (spent the money before we even got it, so hopefully we get it as usual.)  We mounted it on the wall but the first mount was the wrong size.  Of course they want to charge 20% restocking fee and we have to pay the shipping they spent on getting it to us (free shipping bites us.)  So we are thinking we will keep it and mount Samantha's new tv on her wall since her's is the right size for that mount.  I don't know.  Now I have to get a new entertainment center because the other one is too big for the space.  I don't have money to buy that now, however, so it's going to look weird for awhile.

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Fri, 12-14-2012 - 1:52am

I wish we could go back in time to the old boards. Maybe people would come back.

It's busy around here. Just 2 weeks from today my sweet baby will be one! :O Where has the year gone?!

 

Lilypie First Birthday tickers
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Sat, 12-15-2012 - 7:59pm

What!  He's going to be one already?  Where does the time go?  I see the pictures and I can't believe Owen is that same little baby. 

I'm getting ready for Christmas, finally.  Just a few more things to buy and I'm ready.  Always seems rush at the end trying to get gift cards and having money for it.  Time goes by too quickly to get all that I need.