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Username Post: VCW Week #224 - Making NEW friends and Renewing the old!        (Topic#1559979)
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Once upon a time, things got quiet here on the weekends, so a thread was started to just hang out and do a virtual crop. Since then it has expanded to run all week long. We have our regulars, but new friends are always welcome, too.
And we miss some of our old friends too!!!!

FAIR WARNING: We may talk about anything and everything. We're women. We chat. You never know what might come up in conversation.

Sharing your recent scrappy work is encouraged, but there are no guidelines for what or how much you have to do.

So come on! Don't be bashful! And don't be afraid of the fact that this thread MOVES. Just jump in wherever we are, and we'll be glad to get you caught up on what's happening. We never know what we're going to talk about or how silly we will get.

WARNING: Reading of, or participation in, this thread could result in food or drink being sprayed across your computer or sleepless nights ... Just read responsibly.


 
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YAY! It's Friday!

Hubby is taking all of next week off and we are splitting it up between
-hanging at the camper and lake
-taking a short bike trip to southern Ohio
-and winding up (hopefully) in Conneaut Lake, PA for a classic boat show

I say hopefully because he only just uncovered our boat 2 nights ago and we still have to get it all swelled up so it doesn't take on water and make sure it's running. Which we will do this week at the lake most likely.

It should be nice. And I need the uplifting of just a free week of no cleaning, no working around the house, no hassles. I let hubby know yesterday just how bad all this hassle with my former employer is getting to me and he decided I needed a time out...I think. LOL


 
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So yesterday I spent over 3 hours working on some stuff for the attorney investigating some things with my former employer. I half wish none of it had ever started. And I can't really go into too many details here. But it is started. And they got personal...lies and personal attacks...so now it cannot stop at this particular juncture.

So by the time I got done working on it all...I was fried. Mentally. Emotionally. I was angry. I was depressed. I am feeling very .... I don't trust anyone right now....I don't even trust my own judgement about who my true friends are anymore...with only a couple of exceptions.

So after it was done. I took a long hot shower. I got in my gas sucking-SUV, which has hardly left my house in the last 3 weeks (cause I've hardly left my house in the last 3 weeks) and I drove an hour away to a sb store that was going out of business. Walked out with a whole pile of stuff at 50% off. (my garage sale money, so it's all good). She then told me about another store on the opposite side of the city that was also going out of business. I figured since I'd already driven that far, what the heck. I did some serious damage there at 40% off. BUT, I didn't buy for the sake of buying. I bought things I truly believe I will use in Jamie's book and his soon-to-be little sister's book. Or in my new room. I had hoped to come out with a nice little spin-rack that I could use similar to the floor model clip-it-up, but that was not to be. They were sold already.

I ran some other needed errands while I was down there. Had a semi-stressful, stormy, stuck behind accidents, heavy traffic kinda drive home, but was in no particular hurry.

Came home to dinner ready, a quiet eveing watching stupid TV with hubby, snuggles and snores. And no mention of the morning's events.


 
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This morning I got into the scrapbook.com superstore, filled my cart up with lots of goodies to complete a project I got stuff to do, entered today's 10% off coupon, entered my $25 gift certificate, did PayPal and Bill me later, which will give me $10 back, and it will all end up costing me a whopping....$3.55.


So now I need to seriously buckle down and get some work done around this house.
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And now that this has become the "leebla thread", I'M OUT!


 
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  • leebla Said:
YAY! It's Friday!

Hubby is taking all of next week off and we are splitting it up between
-hanging at the camper and lake
-taking a short bike trip to southern Ohio
-and winding up (hopefully) in Conneaut Lake, PA for a classic boat show

I say hopefully because he only just uncovered our boat 2 nights ago and we still have to get it all swelled up so it doesn't take on water and make sure it's running. Which we will do this week at the lake most likely.

It should be nice. And I need the uplifting of just a free week of no cleaning, no working around the house, no hassles. I let hubby know yesterday just how bad all this hassle with my former employer is getting to me and he decided I needed a time out...I think. LOL


Man you're on the wrong side of the state.


 
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  • leebla Said:
This morning I got into the scrapbook.com superstore, filled my cart up with lots of goodies to complete a project I got stuff to do, entered today's 10% off coupon, entered my $25 gift certificate, did PayPal and Bill me later, which will give me $10 back, and it will all end up costing me a whopping....$3.55.


So now I need to seriously buckle down and get some work done around this house.


Pretty


 
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We finally have a confirmed closing date. It took 3 closing dates to get here but we're here. We close on Tuesday. Yay!!!


 
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Now that it has turned into the Liz show, I'm out. I'll check in later.


 
leebla
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  • foltzy Said:
  • leebla Said:
YAY! It's Friday!

Hubby is taking all of next week off and we are splitting it up between
-hanging at the camper and lake
-taking a short bike trip to southern Ohio
-and winding up (hopefully) in Conneaut Lake, PA for a classic boat show

I say hopefully because he only just uncovered our boat 2 nights ago and we still have to get it all swelled up so it doesn't take on water and make sure it's running. Which we will do this week at the lake most likely.

It should be nice. And I need the uplifting of just a free week of no cleaning, no working around the house, no hassles. I let hubby know yesterday just how bad all this hassle with my former employer is getting to me and he decided I needed a time out...I think. LOL


Man you're on the wrong side of the state.



ROAD TRIP!


 
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Hey ladies. I have a very busy day ahead. I'm off to a baby wearer's meeting, then a friend is coming over, then william will be napping, and then I've got another friend's birthday party to go to. Hope all is well!


 
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Hi ladies!

Dh is very excited about his trip to Atlantic City. They're going to an MMA fight tonight and then they have a poker tournament Saturday morning. I think I'm going to spend tonight finishing up my wreath for the living room and then I might work on my wedding album (it has been three years now... lol). I also have to make a couple cards. Tomorrow I'm going to go to the LSS and then to my Mom's for some swimming.

Yay for sales Elizabeth!
Liz - yay for closing! How exciting!


 
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Wow! Lots of big weekend plans!

We leave for Charleston WV on Sunday but now my husband's brother and his daugher (she's almost 38, never married, never had a job, never went to college, just lives with her mom for a while and her dad for a while or whoever will support her).

She tried selling furniture once and tried selling sinkhole insurance once. Don't think she ever got a paycheck though and will tell you in a heartbeat that she has no intention of working, she is looking for a rich sugar daddy.

I don't know what she dies all day - in the 5 years I've known her she has just partied day and night. Not sure if she's living with her mom or her dad now.

She's difficult to travel with. When we were in New Orleans we went to the St. Louis cemetery #1 - the oldest surviving cememetery in New Orleans. Marie Laveau, the voodoo queen is buriend there. The cripts are very tall - like 10' buildings and crumbling. You can see exposed corners of coffins occasionally - it is in total disrepair. Many movies have been filmed here.

When you get to the end of one row you can't see around to see what is around the corner.

The internet says to go in a group and stick together. Lots of haunted tours go to this one, but they tell you - do not wander off.

People get mugged in this cemetery constantly. It is a high crime cemetery. Bill told us we had to stick together, it was a dangerous part of New Orleans and the cemetery is extrememly dangerous because it is dilidated and you can't see around corners so do not get separated.

He couldn't believe she wore a sundress cut unbelievable low with a push up bra that pushed up everything. She look like she walked right out of a low budged porn flick.

He asked her what she thought she was dong wearing that when he had told her the cemetery was notorious for muggings and even rapes. She said it was okay, she took her rings off and put them under the car seat.

Bill made her go put on a blouse over the dress. Then she actually wandered off a couple times.

Stupid! Stupid! Stupid!

Anyway, I will be in a car 2 weeks with her.

Last time we were at a plate show her father asked her why she was wearing a hooker outfit she told him, "Because I'm going to stand behind the table to attract the men. You will sell more license plates when there is a pretty girl behind selling them."

Two weeks! I think now we may leave Sunday and come straight home next Sunday when it is over. That way we will only be gone 9 or 10 days!

We talked about going to Washington for a couple days but I told Bill, "we will go when it is you and me. I just want this trip to be over with and get home."

We stopped to get junk food at a WalMart last year and a fire truck was in front. She walked up and started talking to the firemen and threw me her camera. I said, "What do you want a picture of?" She said, "I want my picture in front of the firetruck." The firemen started backing away and she said, "Come back - the reason I want the picture is so I can remember all you handsome, strong, good-looking men."

Of course, they all gathered around her and posed. he really older men really ate it up. She then wanted her picture taken with each of them individually so she would remember them.

She met them for 2 minutes when we were walking into WalMart. She didn't actually meet any of them!

It is like this every single day with her.

Tonight will be good though. Crops are always good. This is a pot luck so I'm taking corn souffle to the crop. Have to start getting ready soon.


 
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Oh my Henri Jean, I don't envy you.
My week will be me and hubby mostly and our dog, except when we are on the bike. Then he'll be home with kids. random kids will probably pop in at the lake I suppose. They usually do.


 
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Sounds like you will have a wonderful weekend!


 
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I will be in Storm Lake, Ia with my boyfriend's widower father. Mark's mom died in 2002, and Mark does not like the idea of dad being alone all the time. He's the only sibling that can make the trip regularly. I go along (usually), though it is tough for me b/c I feel like I'm constantly being scrutinized. It gets down to money: his family has it, mine doesn't. Boyfriend's dad is not upset about my education, just that I went into debt to do it (read: I don't have a wealthy father to pay for it). The famiy thinks I'm after Mark's inheritance money (even after 21 years of knowing me--I had thought that if they got to know me, they would see I'm not like that!) One of my favorite stories about Mark, which really shows his character and disregard for the family money is this: Mark's dad changed his will so that Mark cannot spend any of his inheritance money without his brother's approval (I feel that this is aimed at me). His dad thought he'd be angry, but Mark said, "I don't care. It's not my money, it's yours. Do whatever you want with it!"

So, even though this guy feels this way about me, I go on the weekends. Part of the reason I go is that Mark's dad has been passing out lately, and I don't want Mark to be alone should anything happen. So usually it feels like a sacrifice. But I want to be where Mark is. On the occasions when I just don't feel up to bearing all the scrutiny, I miss him as soon as he walks out the door and think that I should be with him.


 
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I just discovered something about myself--I am terribly sensitive and defensive when it comes to money. I don't like it! I will quit! I think it's b/c of 21 years of having a boyfriend from a wealthy family who thinks that I am after his inheritance money. I shouldn't let those people do that to me! I don't care about his family's money!


 
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Every once in a while my mother says she is going to give her money to charity so it will help people and I tell her its fine with me. She earned it, she can spend it or leave it in whatever way will make her happy.

One thing I do wish though - every trip Bill and I take he invites my mother to go and offeres to pay all of her expenses and she just says she doen't want to go anywhere she can't take her easy chair.

Of course she has got some serious money but hopefully, in fact I know it will nearly all go to my brother who helped build the family business.

I've done nothing for the family business - its in another state. But my brother also worked in another state and when daddy had open hard surgery in 1980 he quit a high paying job and moved where they were to help them to make it easier on daddy and has been there ever since. He's really helped build the business. He is there at 6AM every morning before customers come in.

If you want him at midnight every night - that is where you will find him, still working. Six days a week.

Daddy died in 1993 and my brother has kept it going for my mother. He deserves it all. To me it is fair. His blood sweat and tears are in that business and he sacrificed a good career to help them.

His wife is wonderful and she hates being in the country where they live but she willingly moved there and works in the office of the family business and helps my mother so she deserves it too.

They have worked for it. I haven't.


 
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Money can bring out the worst in people...and the best. I have over 100,000 in education debt (I figure people my age are in debt, for house, car, etc--mine is investing in myself). My boyfriend's family worries about me saddling him with the debt, which I would never do--though if we get married, my debt will be his debt. I will keep a separate account!

Hooray for your brother and sister in-law! I like your attitude about the 'serious money." I know as a teacher I will not make much. But I have committed myself to a life of service, which will have rewards that money can't buy.

Gotta go. Mark gets off work at 3, and will be home by 3:30. I like to be home when he gets home! I will try to stay level-headed this weekend. I always feel ultra-scrutinized at his dad's house, but maybe that's all in my head. Kathleen is the daughter-in-law who can do no wrong, and I am the one who can do no right! The last instance of this was when I made my famous (Mark loves it) sweet n sour pork for Mark's dad for dinner. He said he could taste the sweet, but not the sour! And it had crushed red pepper flakes, which he said set his mouth on fire! I will never be accepted--oh, well. I offend the whole family!


 
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Yeah money can be a hard issue. I think that's the only thing my husband and I ever really struggled with he's a saver and I can be a spender. I think, over time we've kind of balanced each other out. We worked out a set amount of money that we save and that I can spend with each paycheck. Things are fine now but we used to argue about that a lot. Money really does bring out the worst in people sometimes.


 
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