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This group orginally had 10 members, but most have - for a lot of reasons having nothing to do with discontent with the group - moved on to other things. Lives change. We chat about our lives and critique each others' work. An extra opinion often knocks the blocks loose and has been extremely helpful. Stop by for a chat.

Every member in this group has equal say in matters related to this thread. Changes will only be made after consulting with the whole group.


The members are:

Scrap4brains, Marlene Murphy,
http://www.scrapbook.com/myplace/index.php

Slywalker, Lesley Walker,
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Mrsmiller, Shannon Miller,
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Heather J. Landry, same name,
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Lilmrmaid, Yvone Steinacher,
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Meak72, Carrie Farrimond,
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Luzma, Luz Maria Bruna
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Becky Scraps, Becky
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Amigosa - Leesa
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Please respond here when you see the message on the old thread.


 
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I am here!


 
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Oh, I like new friends!


 
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I am here


 
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Does anyone have an objection to this thread just being under my account?


 
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I don't


 
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Go for it Marlene!


 
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Well, they are currently getting my Circut package ready to send. My scrap area is so clean that it looks like I was robbed! I took "before" pics and I'll take "after" pics after the Cricut is in its place. I wish I bought more carts over the weekend. Oh well, I have plenty of time!


 
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I can't find any good Cyber Monday sales. It would've been nice if they had free shipping on this site.


 
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Come to think of it, shipping should be free internet-wide!


 
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I just got shipping notification on my cricut! WOO HOO!


 
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Maybe we should post that we are looking for members in the forums?


 
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OK, I need to know if this is a good deal or not:

Happily Ever After cart
H2O Seasonal cart
Jubilee cart
Street Signs cart

all for $78.40 with free shipping.


 
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My husband is ... Well, let's just say first thing he did this morning on his way to work was buy cigarettes.


 
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So I guess we are even since I spent that $78!


 
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Does anyone have an objection to this thread just being under my account?



Nope, as my kids say... You can be the boss applesauce!


 
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Well, they are currently getting my Circut package ready to send. My scrap area is so clean that it looks like I was robbed! I took "before" pics and I'll take "after" pics after the Cricut is in its place. I wish I bought more carts over the weekend. Oh well, I have plenty of time!



So exciting about the Cricut Shannon! I just know you are going to do amazing layouts with it.


 
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Come to think of it, shipping should be free internet-wide!



Yes, it totally should!!!


 
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I'm going to invite two friends over to this thread! We'll see if they come. They were in an older group I was in before this one where everyone just stopped dropping by.


 
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My husband is ... Well, let's just say first thing he did this morning on his way to work was buy cigarettes.



Well hopefully he won't be as grumpy! I'm sorry he wasn't able to quit. It's really hard!


 
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Replies from the old thread...

Shannon, She bought pillow pets which they were begging for all year and I kept telling them to ask Santa. It was supposed to be the Santa gift to all 3. I was really mad because I told her that. She said she'll "give them to me and I don't have to pay her" and then she'll spend more money spoiling them half to death. I don't know where I am going to put all of this. And the kids want Wii games this year but she refuses to buy video games. Instead she buys huge stuffed animals that we have no space for. I'm just cranky I think. Did you kick J in the nuts? Just asking... 'cause you said you were gonna! LOL About our Thanksgiving festivities... Yeah, we are rednecks but we have FUN! Hehe

Marlene,

Lots of photos sounds awesome. I'm glad you're safely back home and that you had fun! Riding in the car always makes me tired.



 
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Hit send too early!

Marlene,

Lexie still has no eyelashes and she's started work on her eyebrows too. It just breaks my heart. She gets really mad at us if we mention it. Of course, she gets mad at everything so it's really par for the course. Her therapist asked her today why she's so angry. She said it's because her parents are so mean to her. I can hear everything through the wall when I sit in the other room. She said Ronnie yells at her for no reason. She didn't mention all the stuff that she does that makes him yell. Sigh.


 
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Lesley,

I'm going to be on the look out for kangaroo sausages now! Maybe in a specialty store. Hmmmm!


 
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Marlene,

I'm so sorry to hear your Mom has the flu, I hope that you don't get it!!

Lesley,

I'm glad you made your trip safely! All of the things you are doing to play tourist sound super fun! I can't wait to see the photos you take. I'd have had to had that space needle paper too!



 
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Marlene,

I'm sorry your boss is being a pain about you running to get your Mom's meds. I hope she is all better soon!


 
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Hey everybody. Glad you found your way over.

I've been very busy this afternoon with work. I also took the time to have a meeting with my boss's boss. I said I feel like I am following Custer into the Little Bighorn. My boss is wrong and the other attorney and I think we could/can manage well with the budget we have. Anyway, it looks like we'll at least get a year. Which will be ok by me.


 
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My boss didn't mind when I had to run out this a.m. I was only gone 15 - 20 minutes, so it was ok. I had called and couldn't get an answer so I had to check on her. Picked up the meds at noon and took them over, made sure she had eaten something. There are so many things she can't do anymore, it's like taking care of a little kid.


 
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I'm bad - I just ordered Marjolain and the BG file set. They didn't have that collection at Archivers so I got Curio.


 
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signing off for now.

I think I'm caught up in the gallery. Heather, you've been busy girl.


 
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I'm going to invite two friends over to this thread! We'll see if they come. They were in an older group I was in before this one where everyone just stopped dropping by.



That sounds great!


 
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Replies from the old thread...

Shannon, She bought pillow pets which they were begging for all year and I kept telling them to ask Santa. It was supposed to be the Santa gift to all 3. I was really mad because I told her that. She said she'll "give them to me and I don't have to pay her" and then she'll spend more money spoiling them half to death. I don't know where I am going to put all of this. And the kids want Wii games this year but she refuses to buy video games. Instead she buys huge stuffed animals that we have no space for. I'm just cranky I think. Did you kick J in the nuts? Just asking... 'cause you said you were gonna! LOL About our Thanksgiving festivities... Yeah, we are rednecks but we have FUN! Hehe

Marlene,

Lots of photos sounds awesome. I'm glad you're safely back home and that you had fun! Riding in the car always makes me tired.





J's nuts are safe for now. I haven't been home yet.

J's mom was going to get Ariel a bean bag and I told her not to because we have no room for it. Your kids are old enough to have all the stuffed animals they need. You are right, they take up so much room! A couple of years ago I had Ariel go through her animals. For every 1 she kept, she had to donate 2. I haven't gotten Danny to do it yet.

Ya know, it's nice that she wants to buy things for your kids but enough is enough. What do your kids think of her?


 
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Hit send too early!

Marlene,

Lexie still has no eyelashes and she's started work on her eyebrows too. It just breaks my heart. She gets really mad at us if we mention it. Of course, she gets mad at everything so it's really par for the course. Her therapist asked her today why she's so angry. She said it's because her parents are so mean to her. I can hear everything through the wall when I sit in the other room. She said Ronnie yells at her for no reason. She didn't mention all the stuff that she does that makes him yell. Sigh.



The therapist touches base with you, doesn't he/she?


 
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Hey everybody. Glad you found your way over.

I've been very busy this afternoon with work. I also took the time to have a meeting with my boss's boss. I said I feel like I am following Custer into the Little Bighorn. My boss is wrong and the other attorney and I think we could/can manage well with the budget we have. Anyway, it looks like we'll at least get a year. Which will be ok by me.



Is meeting with your boss' boss going to turn out ok for you? It sure sounds like it. I really hope you get that year Marlene.


 
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My boss didn't mind when I had to run out this a.m. I was only gone 15 - 20 minutes, so it was ok. I had called and couldn't get an answer so I had to check on her. Picked up the meds at noon and took them over, made sure she had eaten something. There are so many things she can't do anymore, it's like taking care of a little kid.



Isn't she going to move in with your sister?


 
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I'm bad - I just ordered Marjolain and the BG file set. They didn't have that collection at Archivers so I got Curio.



BG file set?
Did you get a good deal?


 
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Neither one of you commented on my cricut cart purchase. Was it that bad?


 
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Sorry - it was really busy at work. And yes that was a good deal and very useful cartridges. I use the Street Signs one a lot. You can cut letters out a 1/2 inch and they will be clear.


 
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Jubilee is nice, too. I don't have the others but have been tempted by the H20.

You have to pay attention to the type of cart it is - the solutions and Lite carts are limited and can't do as many features. Jubilee and Happily are both full feature carts. I still say the most bang for your buck is Paper Dolls - Dressup and Everyday. Lots of useful characters.


 
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BG is 20% off here today. I've been using emery boards to distress and they wear out too quickly.



 
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I got this and need something to take advantage of the embossing.


 
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I think the meeting went pretty well. MY boss is a drama queen diva and makes everything about herself. I've come to the conclusion that she is trying to sabotage the office so she can have a pity party.


 
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hey ladies


 
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shannon, i think 78 dollars is a good deal. Where did you order from??


 
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Jubilee is nice, too. I don't have the others but have been tempted by the H20.

You have to pay attention to the type of cart it is - the solutions and Lite carts are limited and can't do as many features. Jubilee and Happily are both full feature carts. I still say the most bang for your buck is Paper Dolls - Dressup and Everyday. Lots of useful characters.



Yeah, I am trying to learn the difference between the types of carts. I have learned quite a lot in a short amount of time! I was comparing prices on the carts between sites and the cricut site was actually the best.

I needed wanted a couple of generic font carts and I checked them all out and the 2 I got seem to fit the bill.


 
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BG is 20% off here today. I've been using emery boards to distress and they wear out too quickly.





I didn't know BG had a file set!
I went through my BG paper last night and gave Ariel and Abby a big chunk of it. Then I sorted what I kept by solids and prints. I really like the BG solids and use them more by themselves and not so much with the coordinating pp. I'm going to check out the sale here. I forgot about it.


 
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I got this and need something to take advantage of the embossing.



I think I am challenged today. Sorry for all of the questions but... what do you mean?

BTW, I've seen that pad of paper before and almost picked it up several times. I just wasn't sure what to do with it. Is that what you mean?


 
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I think the meeting went pretty well. MY boss is a drama queen diva and makes everything about herself. I've come to the conclusion that she is trying to sabotage the office so she can have a pity party.



Oh good Lord! I sure hope not. I am glad that you feel that the meeting went well and I hope everything turns out in your favor.


 
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shannon, i think 78 dollars is a good deal. Where did you order from??



Hey there Yvonne! I got them from the cricut site. Either things are always priced well or this is because of Cyber Monday. I hope they're always on sale!


 
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I have to go check out Heather's gallery. She posted an awesome lo on facebook and I want to lift it! I hope it's here...


 
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The paper has a lighter colored core so when you sand it, the raised image is a different color. I really like Core-d-nations cs.


 
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You are right about Heather's new page, she has really been kicking them out.


 
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OK, yep, we were thinking along the same lines.


 
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Ok, well I found 3 new favorites in Heather's gallery. I would've found more but I think I need to shop. Especially since I think J is going to buy cigarettes again tomorrow. I'm just staying ahead of them game!

Actually, I don't play like that or we'd be broke!


 
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We'll I didn't find anything I need. Sort of hard to shop after I just did a huge purge!


 
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I've been trying to get away from BG but I like them so much, I love mixing patterns.

Going to call it a day. I did some scrapping but will wait until tomorrow to do the title.


 
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Have a great night Marlene! I have another hour to go. I am running low on work and it is boring! You can only do so much online until you can't do anymore. I think I'm going to cut my hours starting this week. Either that or bring a pillow and blanket...


 
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My cricut will be here tomorrow. Too bad nobody will be there to get it. Hopefully UPS will leave it. Or better yet, if they deliver it to the post office then they will deliver it on Wednesday when I will be home. I feel like a kid in a candy shop!


 
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Hi everyone I am over here

Marlene...no more shopping right!!!!!!!


 
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Well another day down in the USA. Great day actually, another sleep in then a little shopping, I finally got the black wool jacket I'd been wanting for ages so I feel a little smarter now rather than having what I call a 'snow' coat on all the time.

We then went on the duck boat thingy, half land half water, that was fabulous we got to see things that we would never have otherwise seen and saw things we wish we could stay another day to see that we didn't previously know about, Great sail around the big bay here (forgotten the name of it already), but it was impressive, we were the only ones on the tour so we got to know the driver really well and he wants to take Bob fishing before we go back so of course he was pretty stoked.

Followed up by dinner back at F? Changs, I know its a chain restaurant, but it is the nicest chinese food we've tasted, we had different dishes tonight and they were just as good as the ones we had the other night.

Bags are packed and we head off to Oregon tomorrow, a little nervous about finding my way around a strange and big railway station but once the bags are booked in and we are sitting down I just know I am going to love it, have wanted a train ride for a long time and really looking forward to seeing Oregon. Still can't wait to get to Erin's though.

Marlene glad the meeting went OK and it sounds like you are getting the 12 months that you need at work....I should send a big smack on the hand across cyber space for shopping...ahhhhQ!!!

Well off to bed, talk next from Oregon...cheers my friends.


 
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Sounds like you are having a wonderful time, Lesley. I would like to go to Portland and Seattle myself. Kyle went two years ago and really enjoyed it - especially after Alice came home. I wish he'd clue in on that one.


 
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Speaking of Alice - she is going down to see Kyle on 12/23.


 
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My mom was sitting up watching TV when I stopped by before work. She is getting better. I will go at lunchtime today but if things are still going well, I will check before and after work. I have forbidden Matty or Ken from going over there. I have already had the most exposure so no sense spreading it around.



 
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Since my mother refused to go to the doc last week when she started getting sick, she has lost her right to make a decision about it. Next time she gets hauled in with or without her permission. It's ridiculous how many people have been exposed that could have been avoided. She doesn't like to get left out but sometimes you gotta pull up the big girl panties.


 
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Heather - please do invite your friends. Anyone else, too.


 
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Sounds like you are having a wonderful time, Lesley. I would like to go to Portland and Seattle myself. Kyle went two years ago and really enjoyed it - especially after Alice came home. I wish he'd clue in on that one.





 
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My mom was sitting up watching TV when I stopped by before work. She is getting better. I will go at lunchtime today but if things are still going well, I will check before and after work. I have forbidden Matty or Ken from going over there. I have already had the most exposure so no sense spreading it around.





That's so nice of you Marlene. You always look out for everyone. You have a big heart!


 
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Since my mother refused to go to the doc last week when she started getting sick, she has lost her right to make a decision about it. Next time she gets hauled in with or without her permission. It's ridiculous how many people have been exposed that could have been avoided. She doesn't like to get left out but sometimes you gotta pull up the big girl panties.



That annoys the carp out of me! People do that at work. We work in a box. My co-workers get mad when I spray lysol but I don't care.

Marlene, I think you missed when I asked if she was moving soon.


 
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Lesley, it is great to hear from you. I am so excited for your trip and I am enjoying traveling with you. Keep the updates coming!


 
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My mom has decided not to move to my sisters, yet. She thinks since I'll be retiring next year that I'll be around to help her.


Edited by scrap4brains on 11-30-10 08:45 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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My mom is seriously a lot of work. It's like having a small child.


 
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At least she hasn't shrunk to point of needing a car seat.


 
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I had to take one of the people I work with to the ER - probably the flu. If I don't get it in some form or another they should take my blood for serum. My niece and her so who live in Brooklyn, NY were both sick at my sister's, my mom was already sick and now a co-worker. Sheeeze.


 
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Going to lunch, back in a bit.


 
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Hey everybody. Glad you found your way over.

I've been very busy this afternoon with work. I also took the time to have a meeting with my boss's boss. I said I feel like I am following Custer into the Little Bighorn. My boss is wrong and the other attorney and I think we could/can manage well with the budget we have. Anyway, it looks like we'll at least get a year. Which will be ok by me.



I'm glad you'll get the year so you can get your retirement! That's something at least.


 
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My boss didn't mind when I had to run out this a.m. I was only gone 15 - 20 minutes, so it was ok. I had called and couldn't get an answer so I had to check on her. Picked up the meds at noon and took them over, made sure she had eaten something. There are so many things she can't do anymore, it's like taking care of a little kid.



Well that's a relief. How is she doing today? I can imagine that you are probably stressed having to do everything. I really hope you don't catch it too. Hugs!


 
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I'm bad - I just ordered Marjolain and the BG file set. They didn't have that collection at Archivers so I got Curio.



I love my BG file set. So helpful when working with chippie!


 
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signing off for now.

I think I'm caught up in the gallery. Heather, you've been busy girl.



Always! LOL Thanks for all of the comments Marlene. I really appreciate it!


 
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Neither one of you commented on my cricut cart purchase. Was it that bad?



I completely missed the post! What? Where? What did you buy? LOL


 
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Marlene,

Lexie still has no eyelashes and she's started work on her eyebrows too. It just breaks my heart. She gets really mad at us if we mention it. Of course, she gets mad at everything so it's really par for the course. Her therapist asked her today why she's so angry. She said it's because her parents are so mean to her. I can hear everything through the wall when I sit in the other room. She said Ronnie yells at her for no reason. She didn't mention all the stuff that she does that makes him yell. Sigh.



The therapist touches base with you, doesn't he/she?



Yes, she does. I sit and chat for the first 20 minutes with her and then I leave and Lexie stays. She definitely has some interesting things that I hadn't thought of. She says when Alexis is raging and hurting herself or others to throw her in a cold shower. Hmmm.


 
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Replies from the old thread...

Shannon, She bought pillow pets which they were begging for all year and I kept telling them to ask Santa. It was supposed to be the Santa gift to all 3. I was really mad because I told her that. She said she'll "give them to me and I don't have to pay her" and then she'll spend more money spoiling them half to death. I don't know where I am going to put all of this. And the kids want Wii games this year but she refuses to buy video games. Instead she buys huge stuffed animals that we have no space for. I'm just cranky I think. Did you kick J in the nuts? Just asking... 'cause you said you were gonna! LOL About our Thanksgiving festivities... Yeah, we are rednecks but we have FUN! Hehe

Marlene,

Lots of photos sounds awesome. I'm glad you're safely back home and that you had fun! Riding in the car always makes me tired.





J's nuts are safe for now. I haven't been home yet.

J's mom was going to get Ariel a bean bag and I told her not to because we have no room for it. Your kids are old enough to have all the stuffed animals they need. You are right, they take up so much room! A couple of years ago I had Ariel go through her animals. For every 1 she kept, she had to donate 2. I haven't gotten Danny to do it yet.

Ya know, it's nice that she wants to buy things for your kids but enough is enough. What do your kids think of her?



LOL Poor J! The stuffed animal thing. She doesn't buy regular sized ones either but like these HUGE ones that are as big as the kids just about. Then I'm scared to throw them away or donate because she goes in their rooms all the time and can see what's there. I just don't want to hear it. LMAO It wouldn't be as bad if she'd buy the stuff I tell her they want/need. Half the time they don't even play with the stuff. She bought Alexis a Dora themed play kitchen last year. She was 8 years old. She has barely touched it and it takes up a ton of space. Sigh. The kids aren't as close with her as they are with my FIL. She's standoffish. If that makes sense...


 
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Marlene,

Lexie still has no eyelashes and she's started work on her eyebrows too. It just breaks my heart. She gets really mad at us if we mention it. Of course, she gets mad at everything so it's really par for the course. Her therapist asked her today why she's so angry. She said it's because her parents are so mean to her. I can hear everything through the wall when I sit in the other room. She said Ronnie yells at her for no reason. She didn't mention all the stuff that she does that makes him yell. Sigh.



The therapist touches base with you, doesn't he/she?



Yes, she does. I sit and chat for the first 20 minutes with her and then I leave and Lexie stays. She definitely has some interesting things that I hadn't thought of. She says when Alexis is raging and hurting herself or others to throw her in a cold shower. Hmmm.



What?! Maybe it's just to shock her. Sort of like when you slap a hysterical person? NO, I am not suggesting you do that!


 
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Marlene, maybe you should sit down with your mom and your sister and make a plan. You shouldn't have to take care of her. That's a big burden. I have been there and done that.

Maybe they should take your blood for serum! You must have an excellent immune system! I sure hope you don't get sick.


 
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I got this and need something to take advantage of the embossing.



Oooh that's pretty! I also take sandpaper and cut it into little squares that I can hold easily. Just make sure it's really fine. Don't want to sand off too much. (I've SO done that!)


 
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I think the meeting went pretty well. MY boss is a drama queen diva and makes everything about herself. I've come to the conclusion that she is trying to sabotage the office so she can have a pity party.



Oh no I hope not!!! Keeping my fingers crossed that you make the full year you need.


 
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Replies from the old thread...

Shannon, She bought pillow pets which they were begging for all year and I kept telling them to ask Santa. It was supposed to be the Santa gift to all 3. I was really mad because I told her that. She said she'll "give them to me and I don't have to pay her" and then she'll spend more money spoiling them half to death. I don't know where I am going to put all of this. And the kids want Wii games this year but she refuses to buy video games. Instead she buys huge stuffed animals that we have no space for. I'm just cranky I think. Did you kick J in the nuts? Just asking... 'cause you said you were gonna! LOL About our Thanksgiving festivities... Yeah, we are rednecks but we have FUN! Hehe

Marlene,

Lots of photos sounds awesome. I'm glad you're safely back home and that you had fun! Riding in the car always makes me tired.





J's nuts are safe for now. I haven't been home yet.

J's mom was going to get Ariel a bean bag and I told her not to because we have no room for it. Your kids are old enough to have all the stuffed animals they need. You are right, they take up so much room! A couple of years ago I had Ariel go through her animals. For every 1 she kept, she had to donate 2. I haven't gotten Danny to do it yet.

Ya know, it's nice that she wants to buy things for your kids but enough is enough. What do your kids think of her?



LOL Poor J! The stuffed animal thing. She doesn't buy regular sized ones either but like these HUGE ones that are as big as the kids just about. Then I'm scared to throw them away or donate because she goes in their rooms all the time and can see what's there. I just don't want to hear it. LMAO It wouldn't be as bad if she'd buy the stuff I tell her they want/need. Half the time they don't even play with the stuff. She bought Alexis a Dora themed play kitchen last year. She was 8 years old. She has barely touched it and it takes up a ton of space. Sigh. The kids aren't as close with her as they are with my FIL. She's standoffish. If that makes sense...



Sounds like she substitutes love with big stuffed animals and big kitchens...


 
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I have to go check out Heather's gallery. She posted an awesome lo on facebook and I want to lift it! I hope it's here...



Awww! Thanks Shannon. Is it one of the Cosmo ones? I swear I just LOVE everything they are putting out digitally. I am filling up my hard drive SO fast with this JS gig!


 
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Yep, it was that 1!

This is what I wrote about my carts:

Happily Ever After cart
H2O Seasonal cart
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all for $78.40 with free shipping.


 
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Well another day down in the USA. Great day actually, another sleep in then a little shopping, I finally got the black wool jacket I'd been wanting for ages so I feel a little smarter now rather than having what I call a 'snow' coat on all the time.

We then went on the duck boat thingy, half land half water, that was fabulous we got to see things that we would never have otherwise seen and saw things we wish we could stay another day to see that we didn't previously know about, Great sail around the big bay here (forgotten the name of it already), but it was impressive, we were the only ones on the tour so we got to know the driver really well and he wants to take Bob fishing before we go back so of course he was pretty stoked.

Followed up by dinner back at F? Changs, I know its a chain restaurant, but it is the nicest chinese food we've tasted, we had different dishes tonight and they were just as good as the ones we had the other night.

Bags are packed and we head off to Oregon tomorrow, a little nervous about finding my way around a strange and big railway station but once the bags are booked in and we are sitting down I just know I am going to love it, have wanted a train ride for a long time and really looking forward to seeing Oregon. Still can't wait to get to Erin's though.

Marlene glad the meeting went OK and it sounds like you are getting the 12 months that you need at work....I should send a big smack on the hand across cyber space for shopping...ahhhhQ!!!

Well off to bed, talk next from Oregon...cheers my friends.



It sounds like you are having an amazing time! I went on one of those duck tours before in Little Rock, Arkansas. It was fun! Really neat that the guy offered to take Bob fishing! Very cool about riding the train too. I've always wanted to do that. Brandon would love it I'm sure. I may have to look into that and see if there's a short day trip we could do somewhere just so he could get on the train. LOL


 
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Today I bought Disney gift cards for Ariel and Dan. They had buy one get one free stuffed animals so I got Dan "Dug" from Up and Ariel got "Lots-o-hugs bear" from Toy Story 3. Yeah, I know, we were just talking about stuffed animals but it goes with the theme darn it!


 
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Yep, it was that 1!

This is what I wrote about my carts:

Happily Ever After cart
H2O Seasonal cart
Jubilee cart
Street Signs cart

all for $78.40 with free shipping.



Oooh that is an awesome deal!!!! Congrats on getting so many for so little $!


 
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Replies from the old thread...

Shannon, She bought pillow pets which they were begging for all year and I kept telling them to ask Santa. It was supposed to be the Santa gift to all 3. I was really mad because I told her that. She said she'll "give them to me and I don't have to pay her" and then she'll spend more money spoiling them half to death. I don't know where I am going to put all of this. And the kids want Wii games this year but she refuses to buy video games. Instead she buys huge stuffed animals that we have no space for. I'm just cranky I think. Did you kick J in the nuts? Just asking... 'cause you said you were gonna! LOL About our Thanksgiving festivities... Yeah, we are rednecks but we have FUN! Hehe

Marlene,

Lots of photos sounds awesome. I'm glad you're safely back home and that you had fun! Riding in the car always makes me tired.





J's nuts are safe for now. I haven't been home yet.

J's mom was going to get Ariel a bean bag and I told her not to because we have no room for it. Your kids are old enough to have all the stuffed animals they need. You are right, they take up so much room! A couple of years ago I had Ariel go through her animals. For every 1 she kept, she had to donate 2. I haven't gotten Danny to do it yet.

Ya know, it's nice that she wants to buy things for your kids but enough is enough. What do your kids think of her?



LOL Poor J! The stuffed animal thing. She doesn't buy regular sized ones either but like these HUGE ones that are as big as the kids just about. Then I'm scared to throw them away or donate because she goes in their rooms all the time and can see what's there. I just don't want to hear it. LMAO It wouldn't be as bad if she'd buy the stuff I tell her they want/need. Half the time they don't even play with the stuff. She bought Alexis a Dora themed play kitchen last year. She was 8 years old. She has barely touched it and it takes up a ton of space. Sigh. The kids aren't as close with her as they are with my FIL. She's standoffish. If that makes sense...



Sounds like she substitutes love with big stuffed animals and big kitchens...



Exactly!


 
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Newest part of the MIL saga... now she wants us to come to her house for Christmas Eve. For 10 years that we've been married we've gone to my family on Christmas Eve and his on Christmas Day. Mine never celebrates on Christmas Day. Only Christmas Eve. Paw Paw makes gumbo and we open presents and do a play and sing. I'm the lead singer, the play writer, and the dessert maker. Seriously? If we don't go it'll suck. The worst part is that Ronnie is backing her. I'm seriously thinking about saying screw it altogether and staying home. I know it's childish of me but I think it sucks that she's throwing a wrench in my plans on purpose. I told Ronnie that I'd be willing to go to her house after my grandparent's and spend the night Christmas Eve. We could do the S thing and everything over there for when the kids wake up. He says he doesn't WANT to spend that much time over there. Really? Then WTH are we going? Why do they take priority over my family since she got her underwear in a bunch? This is going to get ugly fast because I am so done being pushed around by these ppl.


 
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Marlene,

Lexie still has no eyelashes and she's started work on her eyebrows too. It just breaks my heart. She gets really mad at us if we mention it. Of course, she gets mad at everything so it's really par for the course. Her therapist asked her today why she's so angry. She said it's because her parents are so mean to her. I can hear everything through the wall when I sit in the other room. She said Ronnie yells at her for no reason. She didn't mention all the stuff that she does that makes him yell. Sigh.



The therapist touches base with you, doesn't he/she?



Yes, she does. I sit and chat for the first 20 minutes with her and then I leave and Lexie stays. She definitely has some interesting things that I hadn't thought of. She says when Alexis is raging and hurting herself or others to throw her in a cold shower. Hmmm.



What?! Maybe it's just to shock her. Sort of like when you slap a hysterical person? NO, I am not suggesting you do that!



Yep. Exactly. She said it's like a snowball rolling down a hill gathering strength and you interrupt it so it doesn't get worse. She also said instead of the cold shower I could spray her with cold water. Ronnie now wants to buy a super soaker. LMAO


 
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I had to take one of the people I work with to the ER - probably the flu. If I don't get it in some form or another they should take my blood for serum. My niece and her so who live in Brooklyn, NY were both sick at my sister's, my mom was already sick and now a co-worker. Sheeeze.



Oh my goodness! I really really hope that you don't catch it! Yikes Marlene!


 
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Geez Heather. Let him go to your MIL and you and the kids can keep up the tradition of going to your parents'.


 
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Since my mother refused to go to the doc last week when she started getting sick, she has lost her right to make a decision about it. Next time she gets hauled in with or without her permission. It's ridiculous how many people have been exposed that could have been avoided. She doesn't like to get left out but sometimes you gotta pull up the big girl panties.



That annoys the carp out of me! People do that at work. We work in a box. My co-workers get mad when I spray lysol but I don't care.

Marlene, I think you missed when I asked if she was moving soon.



I really don't blame you Marlene. Sometimes you have to make people take care of themselves! Shannon, I love lysol. People are germy. Yuck! LOL


 
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Heather - please do invite your friends. Anyone else, too.



Got it! I invited two.


 
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[quote=Heather J. Landry][quote=mrsmiller][ quote=Heather J. Landry][quote=mrsmiller][ quote=Heather J. Landry]Hit send too early!

Marlene,

Lexie still has no eyelashes and she's started work on her eyebrows too. It just breaks my heart. She gets really mad at us if we mention it. Of course, she gets mad at everything so it's really par for the course. Her therapist asked her today why she's so angry. She said it's because her parents are so mean to her. I can hear everything through the wall when I sit in the other room. She said Ronnie yells at her for no reason. She didn't mention all the stuff that she does that makes him yell. Sigh.
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Yes, she does. I sit and chat for the first 20 minutes with her and then I leave and Lexie stays. She definitely has some interesting things that I hadn't thought of. She says when Alexis is raging and hurting herself or others to throw her in a cold shower. Hmmm.
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What?! Maybe it's just to shock her. Sort of like when you slap a hysterical person? NO, I am not suggesting you do that!
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Yep. Exactly. She said it's like a snowball rolling down a hill gathering strength and you interrupt it so it doesn't get worse. She also said instead of the cold shower I could spray her with cold water. Ronnie now wants to buy a super soaker. LMAO
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Seriously, then she'll be angry and wet...

There has to be other options. I get what she is getting at but I think that is a bit abusive. You squirt a dog...

Maybe I am out of line though. If it helps then it may be worth it.

Yep, I am a teeter-totter.


 
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Geez Heather. Let him go to your MIL and you and the kids can keep up the tradition of going to your parents'.



That's what normally happens. We drop him off on the way down to my grandparents. She's pitching a fit. I'm fixing to show her a fit. Like I said I'm so done with this. I know it's b/c I pitched a fit and told SIL off. So now I'm being punished. Screw that.


 
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