we fly to Vancouver on sun .......we stop in 3 ports ......Icy strait, Juneau, & Ketchikan .....we are taking 2 shore excursions .....whale watching in Juneau and wilderness exploration in Ketchican ........the weather is supposed to be highs in the 60s and lows in the 40s ........it should be wonderful!
we return to vancouver sept 5 and are staying overnight ..........return home on the 6th
our first cruise was in 2003 ......our family went to cozumel & costa maya for Christmas .......then in 2005 we went to the bahamas for Mels senior trip .......in 2008 my parents took me on a cruise to cozumel again ......I LOVE cruises!
I'm down one day and you ladies chatted us into a new thread!!!
Welcome back, Lisa. Glad DS is doing better.
I am not feeling well at all. I think it's allergies. My head has been pounding for 2 days now. And DD just broke my heart yesterday...she is so lonely and wants a friend so bad. I told her it's only been 2 days to give it time...but it was like someone stabbing me in the heart last night. She just broke down. Any prayers you all could send up would be so greatly appreciated. I want so much for her to have some friends that she can do things with, talk to, chat about clothes and boys...
Michelle, I LOVE Basic Gray I'm so jealous!
Off to take DS to school. I'll try to get back on later but the computer hurts my eyes
Hi kim .....hope you feel better ......poor dd .....she will make friends ......but I know what you mean about it breaking your heart! ....unfortunately all you can do is be there to hold her when she breaks down and reassure her that it will get better! .....sending prayers your way!
I feel like carp today too .....killer cramps and grumpy .....glad my day to work got changed to tomorrow ........oh and I forgot to tell you ....the gal who was training with me already quit! .....the manager said I scared her off
I started writing a reply to Kim, then left the house for six hours, so I'll try again!
Kim, I totally feel your pain about your daughter. It's soooo stressful watching them be upset. When we were house-hunting I was determined not to move out of the school district because we moved a lot when I was a kid and it definitely had a negative impact on me and I didn't want that to happen to dd. Meanwhile, two of her closest friends moved this summer - one to Florida and one about an hour away. I feel somewhat betrayed by fate - we stay put and friends around us leave. You know she'll be fine in a month or two, but it's hard to convince a child of that fact.
Mini, you're gonna get addicted pdq to those punch combos! Would you believe the first few ones they released didn't come with the instruction sheet? I was near homicidal trying to figure it out last year.
Oh, and Kim, my stepmother has horrible headaches every August in Texas, and her doctor said she's far from alone. It has to do with the cedar, I think. They always try to work their schedules so they're away for the whole month. Anyhow, in addition to headache medicine, you might want to try a zyrtec or claritin once a day for a few days to see if that helps.
lol.. dh is cooking pasta and sauce with italian sausage in it. yummmmm!
work was hectic again today, but payroll is done and now we have a few days to clean things up to get ready for next payroll.. much less pressure. yay!
i need to see if i can get some kind of allergy med from my doc.. i get headaches and face aches all the time... seems worse this time of year. my sis in law takes something called poly-hist.. she swears by it. i just dont want to go to the doc again for anything. lol
Mich, I am with you tonight, I am grumpy and I can feel the cramps starting although the Sea Hag isn't here yet,,,I have a sore throat and I feel like crud.
However, I do have some possible good news. Maybe. Late Girl Junior that we just hired, is leaving,,she got a better job, go figure. I asked for her hours instead of mine,,,,Its another day per week, which I really need right now, AND it's days,,,,,,,AND I get to be Late Girl's REPLACEMENT on Wed and Thurs. which means I wouldn't have to deal with late girl anymore! I'm hoping for it, because these nights are killing me,,,and I can tell you what, if they don't give it to me, I am NOT going to be a very happy camper! It's EASIER to hire for days, so it wouldn't shock me if they kept me where I am and hired someone new for days, but I tell you, I won't do them another favor if that's the case,,,,,I am hopeful, however.
my friend got her album yesterday but she hasn't PMd me and told me, and now I am terrified she hated it! realistically, I know that's probably not true, especially since I posted the first few pages before I went any furthr and she liked THOSE,,,,,
Good morning. Still not a 100%. Lisa, I think you may be on to something about these headaches. I told DH yesterday morning that this was not a typical headache and I hadn't had one in a while. After I read your comment I realized it might have been a very long while since I've had this. And nothing makes them go away.
Anyway, DD seems to have done better yesterday. She asked to sit with 2 girls from her english class and they talked with her and there was another girl from her class sorta looking for a place to sit and McKenna invited her to join them. Keep praying please, I hope she keeps that positive momentum going today.
Michelle, you are going to have so much fun on your trip!! We are going to miss you though.
Have a question for you...do you know if As sells the graphic 45 on the boardwalk in the 6x6 size? I know they have the 12x12 I really want the smaller size but I don't want to make the hour drive Monday (payday) if they don't sell that size. Of course my store may not have it but I think they all try and stock the same things.
Good morning Holly!
Cris, I'm sorry about your wound. I hope you can find out whats causing the problem. I didn't realize it has been almost a year.
Lisa, I'm so glad DS is doing better! Poor thing, what a terrible way to end his summer. And thanks for the encouraging words for my daughter. It's just so hard. With her Expressive Language delays it's just hard for her to over come. I'm trying to let go and let God use this for His glory...
I hope we didn't lose Susy. We seem to lose new people for some reason.
Kim if that's an hour drive each way, think of how much gas you're burning - gotta be 3-6 gallons, right? At a conservative $2.50 per gallon, you're spending $7.50 to $15 on gas just to get to As. That pretty much covers shipping from wherever you might order the 8x8 stack. (Two Veg has it for $10 right now.)
Holly, I have my fingers crossed for you! Now that your kids are grown, it doesn't seem like you need to do nights anymore for scheduling purposes, and that kind of back-and-forth sleeping switch is brutal on your mental and physical health.
Cris, why not try calling the doc and talking over the phone? He/she might be okay about calling in an allergy scrip without seeing you since you've been in plenty lately. It's not like you're asking for oxycontin or something like that.
I feel so silly! I just realized that yesterday, when I kept checking my Fave Topics to see if anyone was posting here, I was checking the old thread. I have to take that off my fave list. I just added this one.
Holly, I'm sure Tivi loves the album! Who wouldn't?
Hawaiian. I know that makes some people cringe, but I love the combo of salty and sweet. Hey, if you can have ham with pineapple on a plate, why not on a slice of pizza? DH is always horrified, but I remind him about turkey and cranberry sauce, pork chops and applesauce, lamb chops and mint jelly, and on and on.
mini.. soooo happy that you had good news on your mri!!
hi holly.. that sux about dh's hours getting cut.. hope it wont last long. did you find out anything about switching your job to days?
michelle.. how was work? what did you do today? any shopping?? lol
i went in late to work this morning. it was almost noon by the time i got there. i had a sinus headache sooo bad..i could barely keep my eyes open it hurt my face so bad. anyways.. im ok now, it started coming back but i took some more sinus pills...hoping to nip it in the bud.
whats everyone up to tonight? big brother is on and we have a double elimination so im on pins and needles waiting for my show to start. lol
oh i love love love pineapple on pizza!!! not so much the ham..just pineapple. yummmm.
hi lisa! i might try and call the doc tomorrow and see what he says.
Lisa, you are probably right about the gas vs s/h however there are few things to consider:
1. I have a 30% off coupon I want to use
2. I would have to actually WAIT for the paper to get here and I hate to wait...patients is not a virtue for me
3. If I don't actually GO TO the store how will I find all the other goodies I just know I'm going to need? LOL
Really, I have a friend who wants to go with me so I think we are going to go on Tues, which payday...I thought Monday was the 31st, oh well.
Thanks for the intel, Michelle!
Mini, CONGRATS on your MRI! I'm so happy for you.
As for pineapple ham pizza not my fav, but I will eat it.
Holly, that so sux about DH's hours. It would be so hard to work in that kind of environment when you have no control over that kind of thing. I guess the up side is at least they don't just lay them off. That would be even worse. Look on the bright side...maybe one of these hurricanes out there will help you out! LOL
Her Texas allergies are starting to kick in so she has had a pretty bad sore throat all day but she ate with the 3 girls from yesterday and they talked. She said her throat hurt to talk too much but she explained that to them. We'll see how it continues. I've tried to get her find out where they live so we can invite them to the house maybe.
Kim. I'm here! You won't lose me! So sorry you're feeling crappy. Allergies suck. And sorry your DD is so lonely. Praying for her. And you.
About headaches in general... I started getting waaay fewer once I quit coffee. I know that's pretty much impossible for some people though
Michelle I'm here I'm here!
I love hawaiian too.
Holly sorry dh is a little low on work right now. My dh is taking a holiday tomorrow. Just cuz he has tons he's not gonna use anyways. Maybe he should take a sick day instead though cuz he's hacking up a lung.
Mini. I think I missed the post about your MRI but sounds like you got good news! I'm happy to hear that.
Yeah, I'm trying to look on the bright side, Kim,,,,at least working 3 days a week pays for our health insurance,,,,,it's just a lot tighter than I like,,,I think we're going to have to dip into the savings to pay the car insurance and the mortgage this month but at least we HAVE some savings, although the amount we have isn't what I'd LIKE to have,,,,,If he got laid off, they only pay the health insurance for 3 weeks, and then we have to start writing checks for it,,,which pretty much blows away the unemployment,,,and we surely can't live on what I make My pay has always been the extras, maybe groceries,,,,,so at least they're not laying people off, and I KNOW they are trying hard NOT to, which is really awesome of them,,,,,every year it's slow in late summer, but this year it started early (May),,,,last year the slowness went to December, and I am praying it doesn't this year, cuz that would be half the year being slow instead of just a couple months,,,,but like DH said, we've made it this far,,,,,we'll make it,,,,we always do. We always put something away when it's good so we have it for the slow summer, but its been a long haul this time, and I just worry. Probably too much
Sea Hag,,,,,need I say more???? Ugh, cramps,,,,,,
The good news? I actually went to bed at 11pm and slept the whole bloody night!!!!!!!
scrappy for me today too I am finishing up that banner for Mel and finishing up a minibook for my 3rd sister that for some reason, I never finished,,,,,,and then I want to really get started on the albums for my mom,,,,,
I think my problem is no one sees mine .......when i had scrappy buddies I kept it reasonably orderly ......now that no one comes I just spread out and dont care .......until it gets so bad i cant even work .......like now!
I have 2 months card kits spread out .........all the new stuff Ive purchased ........all the scraps from my recent projects ........and miscellaneous tools and suppplies .......... ......and thats just the top layer!