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Username Post: CHATTY SCRAPPERS        (Topic#1664413)
tinacloer
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Good morning ladies!!!

Henri - I know that I put this on your LO's that you just posted, but that trip looks amazing. The photos are absolutely beautiful and I love how you scrapped them. I need to go there.

I got a few LO's posted for this month's challenges, so thought I would share them.

You are amazing By Tinacloer

Levi By Tinacloer

You make me feel so loved By Tinacloer
I'm off to get ready for church. Hope you all have a happy day.


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Tina - I had never been to Burano before. I had been to Murano a few years earlier, but never Burano. The water taxi from Venice goes to both places so we made a day of it.

The ship went to Venice 2 times on this series of back-to-back cruises. First time we walked all over Venice and this time, we went in to the Cathedral of St. Mark. The second time we wanted to do something different and people on the ship were talking about Burano and how much they loved it when we were there a few weeks earlier, so we checked it out and loved it too.

The cruises were amazing but I'm getting tired of scrapping them! Ready to move on to something else. I think I just have the last 3 weeks of it to do.


 
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Tina and Henri, thank you for posting your layouts.

Toni, I love your monochromatic layout you just posted. When you post them to a challenge and still have them "copied", hop over and paste them here too. The gallery just moves to fast to see all the great layouts. I loved seeing you with all 3 children.


 
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Hi ladies! let me introduce you to my crazy girl. She is my grand daughter , and I love being around her. She is just a happy, crazy girl. She is now 11 years old.

Sunglasses 32/50 By T-towngirl


 
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ok, Nylene, you win, LOL...I'll post the last couple I've done.
I rarely scrap these days it seems...

SL Person before you - Dollywood By Toni-n-tn

5 Ing. & Yours & Not to be Squared challenges - Smile, please By Toni-n-tn
sketch & not to be squared challenges - A bun in her hair By Toni-n-tn

this is one of my faves I did last month...
SL Person Above You, and Not to be Squared - Afternoon Delight By Toni-n-tn

Sorry I'm so behind on everything...it's been a little rough here lately. But when I get a chance I'll fill everyone in,
although by then I may forget about it all, LOL.

hope everyone is having a great week.

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Thanks, ladies, for posting your photos here. I love seeing them and it gives others a chance to see them too.

My husband had his monthly eye treatment Monday and by that evening he had very little sight in his good eye. By yesterday morning he could not see at all in that eye. We hurried back in and they found that he has developed an infection inside the eyeball.

They injected 2 antibiotics into the eye and withdrew some fluid to culture. We know that he will eventually be blind, but this came on so fast that he's pretty discouraged. They say it will be at least a week before he sees any improvement. We are praying that this is not the type of infection that destroys the little bit of good retina he has left. Scary stuff.

I will be running him back and forth to the clinic every day for a while so I may not be on the boards.


 
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Oh Nylene, that is scary. My son in law was practicing with my grandson last week, and he got hit on the left eye by the baseball. He broke his nose, orbital bone and cheek bone. He still is unable to see out the left eye, but doctor is hoping that at as the swelling goes down, it will help.

He has an appointment with the retina specialist next week.

Prayers for your husband.




 
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Oh Nylene - that is scary! I sure hope he is okay, losing sign gradually sounds bad enough, but quickly like that - I can't even imagine.

Will pray for recovery soon!

Today is garbage day - we put out trash cans and recycling cans.

After the two trucks come, Bill takes his Segway for about 2 blocks all around and takes in everyone's trash cans for them. He puts them against their garage doors or he puts them in the back yard if he knows where they keep them.

He's done that for all the neighbors for 7 or 8 years. He used to walk a couple blocks and take everyone's garbage canes to the side of the house where they go or the back yard so they wouldn't have to come home from work and bring up the trash cans.

Now he does it on one of his Segways. Everyone always complains when we are away - they have to get their own garbage cans.

I thought that is what he was doing now but he's not.

The neighbor across the street moved to Tennessee and all the guys take care of her yard but won't take any money from her.

BIll is on top of a 12' ladder getting all the Spanish moss under control in her oak tree. If it isn't controlled, it will kill the tree so Bill frequently prunes it for her. I don't like him on top of the ladder like that but doesn't seem to bother him. The tree is already looking better!


 
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Toni, I think your los are so very pretty. I find that doing something creative during tough times can be " a lift to your spirits," so keep on creating, even if you don't actually have the time at the moment to sit down and work on a project, you can plan how it will be!


 
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I've been out of town to a Steampunk wedding, this past week & now am beginning the process of creating a scrapbook with that theme! Any ideas???

During my week away, you ladies have submitted some beautiful work. I don't know if I can ever reach your levels of creativity.


 
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A steampunk wedding would be interesting! Fun to scrap but I wouldn't know where to start. My style is so plain and simple!


 
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Hi ladies, hope all is well and you are surviving the heat.

We are up in the mountains, so the heat is not as bad, but we are getting into the 90"s which is pretty hot for us.

Not much going on, managed to get a couple of pages done yesterday, wish I could have more scrap time.





 
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Cher, it's nice to see you popping in. Please come often and let us know what is going on in your "neck of the woods." A steampunk wedding sounds interesting. I don't have any suggestions but I know you will come up with something great.
You are a great scrapper. Remember that we each have out own style and what fits for us. I love seeing all types of scrapping.

LOL, Toni, I'm glad you posted your layouts. I love seeing that sweet little Kaitlyn. It was great seeing ALL your children. I love your photos of Steven.

Blanca, how is your son-in-law doing with his injury. That's really scary. Eyes are sooo important. I hope he is getting some sight in that eye.

When they injected the antibiotics into my husband's eye, they went through a blood vessel that sprayed the inside of the eye with blood. The infection is clearing up nicely, but it takes 2 weeks for the blood to be reabsorbed. He is seeing a tiny bit of improvement each day, so that is encouraging. His "good eye" is now as clear as his "bad eye" which can only see the big E on the eye chart. So....he's not seeing much. But he has a good attitude about it.

Thank you everyone for posting your layouts. Henri, you post as many as you'd like. It's fun to see all the places you have been.

Tina, I'm glad O is doing well on her own. I'm sure you miss her.
She's learning a lot of new things, I'm sure. Will Mallory go back to school in the Fall or did she graduate? I can't remember how old she is.

I am behind on everything. I have been driving to and from the clinic each day and of course, sitting in the waiting room...waiting our turn. LOL. Seems like I haven't accomplished anything since last Monday. I'm off to get something done!

Have a great rest of the week everyone.


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HI - got really good news from Joe today.

He will be going to Ringling School of Art and Design in August for 4 years. The cost is the same the tuition and housing and expense lists as Princeton.

We knew he had about $30,000 a year in grants and scholarships. Vocational Rehab stepped up today and committed to pay the rest of the tuition and his housing! We think they will cover books too - waiting for approval.

This even includes his food! And they park their car on campus and really don't need them again unless they go off campus for something, which isn't necessary unless they have an off campus internship. Most of the students don't move their cars all semester.

I can't believe they are even paying for all his food!

Our little guest house just got rented through air bnb from July 29th through Aug 26th. The guest is a young man who is a medical student. He will be serving a hospital residency then.

This even includes his food! And they park their car on campus and really don't need them again unless they go off campus for something, which isn't necessary unless they have an off campus internship. Most of the students don't move their cars all semester.

I can't believe they are even paying for all his food!


 
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Good morning sweet ladies!!!

Nylene - I'm glad that Steve's eye is responding to the antibiotics, I hope that it clears up soon for him. I can't imagine going through what he has with his vision, losing his sight is such a debilitating thing, I will pray for him.

Henri - that's really good news about Joe's school! It's great that he is getting scholarships and that VR is kicking in to help him. He's had such a long road, it's really good that he is one a path to doing something that he likes.

Cher - Don't worry about the level of your scrapping, it's just supposed to be fun. We all have different styles and I was able to figure out what my style was and how to do it better from participating in groups like this. I think the steampunk wedding sounds fun! I would guess that the photos are really interesting, so you may be able to go simple on the LO's. I wouldn't stress about trying to find steampunk embellishments, although you could probably download something from the internet to cut out and use that way.

School starts here tomorrow, so Griffin will be headed to the 8th grade. His school bus comes at 6:20 in the morning, which I think is way too early. Because we live in the country and the buses don't only come to main intersections, I have to drive him to the bus stop most of the time because it's still really dark and there are no street lights out here, so I'll be glad when middle school is finished.

Life for me is going well. We got notified at work that we may be getting a huge grant, so I'm turning that proposal in this morning. It would be something that would help secure the future of my agency for many years to come, so I'm really hoping that it works out. It's definitely the most important couple of pages that I've written.

Well, I need to get ready for work. I hope you all have a really nice day!

Tina


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Good morning! Nothing at all gong on here today. We rented the guest hoes out with air bnb and a single guy comes on Saturday - and is staying or a month! He's a med student and will be here for internship at Ocala Regional near us. He said the only things he home for are sleep and studying. So nice to be paid up front - air bnb takes credit cards up front and put the money in our account up front.

Tina - how exciting about the grant! That is such awesome news. How wonderful it will be to have security for your department for a while! I know your proposal will be excellent! Good luck writing it!

Have started posting Israel - need to get busy and finish the port. I just kind of stalled in the middle. Will post a few pages here and if you want to see more - its in my gallery. Don't want to bore everyone to death with all these travel pages.

I went through - pages 3, I moved the text up so its balanced and on the last page, I reworded the text so it doesn't have "tomb" 4 times in the first paragraph!

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Good morning ladies!

Nyleene, Mark is doing well, Thank God! His vision is improving and he has an appointment with the retina specialist this Wednesday. The optomologist told him that his eye pressure is still high, so he is on eye drops for that. His spirits are much better. They are scheduled to go on vacation in a couple of weeks, they wii find out on Wednsday if he will be able to travel.

Congratulations to Joe! What a blessing to get college paid for.

Tina, good luck on your proposal.

Cher, can't wait to see your layouts.

Hi Theresa and Toni, hope all is well with you.

Well, got to run, babysitting the gypsy boys.


 
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Thanks, friends, for the well wishes for my husband. He sees some change, but very little. He went to the dermatologist yesterday and he thinks they took "a pound of flesh". He has a huge bandage from his eye to his chin. He had a cancerous lesion that they biopsied a few weeks ago. It looks like it will also need about 17 radiation treatments. It's a good thing he has a sense of humor.

Henri, congratulations to Joe. I am so happy for him and for you. Having housing and food paid also is such a blessing. Don't worry about "flooding the thread". We will start another thread when this one gets pretty big. I am behind on your last few layouts, but will enjoy them soon. My sister was in Israel for Semester abroad and loved it. I'm excited to see what you post.

Waving hello to all of you. I'm starting to get caught up on things around here so I can spend a little time every couple of days catching up with all of you.

Cher, you have great friends here who will LOVE everything you do. There are no rules in scrapping!

Tina, congrats on the Grant. I'm sure you have lots of places to use that money. There are so many needs. They are lucky have you to come up with the proposal.



 
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Sorry to be a slacker, life is just busy.

Nylene, I so hate to hear about all of Steve's health issues. My goodness that would be hard to have a good attitude about with so much hitting him at one time! He's a good man! Prayers for him and you too because I'm sure it's not easy on you either.

Blanca, hope your son in law recovers quickly. If he has a lot of pressure behind his eye, they won't let him fly for good reason--he won't want to either!

Tina, hurray for a grant! Can't believe school is already starting. We've started around the first of August before but don't think this early! Our schools are starting the 10th this year. They're closing for the eclipse day though. Way too many people expected to be here so they felt it would be safer. We're not in the "best" viewing but but only 35 miles away so they're expecting thousands to visit that day.

Henri, congrats to Joe! That sounds like a great scholarship. Too funny about Bill and his Segway.

Cher, have no idea what a steampunk wedding would look like so I have no clue. Will be interesting to see what you do with it.

Have to get back to work on some charting, just took a break to check in.



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Thank you Theresa - we are really excited for joe!

Nylene, your husband is getting hit both barrels. Skin cancers are dangerous. Bill insists we go every year to be checked head to toe. We share one appointment time and go in together. Our annual with the dermatologist was last week too. We got off easy. Had 5 or 6 little things burnt off with some kind of spray. None dangerous, just annoying.

I hope when this things heals and his eyesight starts stabilizing, its the last of the health issues he has.

I loved Israel. We were also there the year before for Easter. Spent 4 days roaming around the old city then. This time it was only for a day.

The next port - the one I'm working on now is also Israel but the Haifa area. We went to Golan Heights, which belonged to Syria but is Israel occupied since the wars there in Valley of Tears.

We were 36 miles from Damascus - UN guys were there with heavy military binoculars looked at Syria watching for evidence of bombs. We were told that if we saw puffs of smoke, those were bombs going off in Syria, but didn't see any.

Strange being 36 miles and able to see where the war zone was right now!

We were 436 miles from Baghdad. That was strange too.

I devoted several pages to the this part of Israel and now I'm working on Capernium. So different from Golan Heights near the war zone.


 
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I should scrap at least a double spread from each site we visited in Israel a few years ago. It should be easy , since those pictures are in order and each is labeled. It was Such a memorable trip.

Did not do anything today. We have been going since Thursday so today I just wanted to relax, even took a nap with the kids. Oh, but Cody (he is 3) told me I never take him anywhere. Can you believe it. Tomorrow is Chuckey cheese.


 
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I think you should scrap your Israel page. Would be nice for you to have to look back on, and while doing the pages, you can relive the trip. That is one of the best parts to me, to relive events and places while making the pages!


 
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You are right!


 
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Hey girls -

Sorry I've been MIA. Had lots going on around here for a while. School starts for us in a couple of weeks, so I would like to get things ready for that, but don't know how far I'll get with it, LOL.

Had some testing done this past week, and it just sort of knocked me out. No eating for a couple of days, and then trying to drink that terrible drink really did me in, plus hide from my granddaughter so she didn't demand all my attention, LOL. Then on top of that, I get a cold. now, the kids won't even let her near me so she doesn't get sick. Which I understand because it's a doosey. Had to take three days off from work because of it, (the procedure) so I've been reading up a storm. I think I'm up to five books and starting on the 6th one. Helps time go by when you're feeling yucky. But since the testing all came back negative, I'm in no hurry to do that testing again!

Haven't scrapped in I don't know how long! Haven't felt like it either. I've got to admit my scrappin' yen has diminished a lot over the last couple of years. There was a time when that was all I wanted to do.

Cher, a steampunk wedding sounds so fun! I think you'll figure it out, but a lot of charms and such would work well on something like that. I am looking forward to seeing what you do.

Tina - so happy to hear about that grant. That is fabulous! I can't even imagine what you have to go through to get funding for what you do. It should be there automatically to help care for these kids. you do amazing work.

Nylene - I'm so sorry for Steve, that's just awful. I sure hope he is doing better, and continues to do better. I will keep him in my prayers.

Theresa - I go to school on the 31st, that's when all the teachers, etc. meet. But then I don't have to be back until the 7th. That's when the kids come back. I'm looking forward to seeing our kids, they're a great bunch of kids.
Last year we started on the 1st, so I'm happy that we're starting actually on the 7th. It does cut into our vacation times though, but it is more towards Easter and Spring Break that it cuts into, but that's ok. I don't know if we'll get off on the 21st - I hope so - but I did take off from Joann's on the 21st. A few of the county's have already called that day off so I'm hoping ours will too. We're going to be in a great spot to see it here as it passes right through us.

Henri Jean - Congrats to Joe! That is awesome news. Sure wish I would have been able to travel like you have.
What an amazing adventure...really! Your DH sounds like such a wonderful man, as do your neighbors, for keeping care of your neighbor's yard. I wonder where in TN they moved to. I've got to admit since we've moved here in 2000, the traffic here has increased ten-fold as well as all the housing and construction that has increased, and is always happening. Larry and I were just talking about that yesterday on my way to the hospital for my testing.
Some places we hadn't been by in ages and couldn't believe how much it has built up.

Bianca - of course you should scrap your Israel pages. I see you've been very busy this summer, too. I'm hoping your son in law's eye is doing better. Ouch, that must have been a rough hit to do that much damage. It's amazing how hurtful sports can be.

Anyway, all, I'm going back to my book. After this week, Joann's is giving me a break and cutting my hours down to 20 so I can adjust to getting back with the school/Joann's rythym. So hopefully I can stop by again soon.

Take care,
toni



 
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Hi Toni - thank you for all the sweet commints in my gallery!

Our neighbor, Donna, moved to Newport, TN. I'm not exactly sure where it is, but I think its near Pigeon Forge - may be wrong though.

Her grass needs cutting again - I imagine Bill will do it today and tomorrow. He likes it to look nice for her since her house is for sale.

The agent was having an open house on Sunday and I walked over - the alarm system was beeping and Bill couldn't get it to stop. He called Donna and she said she had it disconnected, but they hadn't done something so it was beeping every 10 seconds.

Bill called the alarm company for her and they explained how to stop it.

Tom and Terri (pink spoonbill) is coming over this afternoon - we love getting together with them. Bill has a secret shopper assignment at Five Guys today so the 4 of us will go together.

Fished my Israel pages last night except for one page - need some in the mail form Israel before I can finish that page.


 
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Hi ladies! The kids are taking a nap and I can take a break. They will get on the road as soon as they wake up.

Well, Mark went to the retina specialist last Tuesday and he said his retina was not damaged, his eye got pushed back because of the impact and they will have to do something about it later on. His vision will improve, but will never be the same and he is prone to glaucoma now, so he has to see an ophthalmologist every six months. He clear him to fly on their next vacation because the eye pressure went down. Thank God, thinks could have been much worst.

Planning on scrapping this evening after the kids leave. I will get the house back in order later one. Don't you like my priorities A girl has to relax!

Nothing much going on here. Hope you guys have a great weekend.


 
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Bianca, I am so glad that Mark's eye will recover and that the retina is not damaged. I hope it doesn't diminish his vision enough a problem. Steve's eye injections raise the pressure in his eyes so they operated and put in drains about 10 years ago. That has really helped. Right now his vision in the good eye is clearing some. Not enough to drive, but enough to see to get around.

Henri, I am loving your layouts of Israel. Keep them coming. I always love the wonderful historic journaling you do.

Toni, I am sorry you have been feeling lousy. I know you will have busy days ahead with school starting. Our doesn't start until the 24th of Aug. I still don't know if I will be teaching or not.
The whole remedial reading program is up in the air and they may decide to change things. I will really miss it. I have loved volunteering with the children. I may go check at another school who has the program and ask if they would like a volunteer. Take care of yourself. What fun to have the eclipse come thru your area! And Teresa's area too!

Waving to all of you! Have a great day!


 
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Good morning - hope everyone is having a happy Sunday morning. It is dreary and rainy here. Not a pretty day at all. But this is Florida - it can (and usually does) change on a dime.

Blanca, glad the eye situation is not as bad as you feared. It still sounds scary, but also sounds optimistic.

Same with Steve's eye. Oh Nylene, so glad there is improvement there!

Hope you are feeling better Toni.

Tomorrow starts Joe's last day at work in Gainesville and the Museum of National history on the University of Florida campus. I haven't even been yet! Have to make a trip up there this week to see what he has been doing! I don't know where the time went! He only worked there for about a month between finishing at Santa Fe and starting at RIngling School of Art and Design.

Speaking of which - after working next week, he will be home a week, and then he moves to Sarasota. Such a strange feeling. I'm so excited for him. I will miss him terribly but I think I'm excited as he is! Such an opportunity for him!


 
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Greetings from Kentucky. We had a great weather weekend, down in the low 80's but it's snuck back up again. Spent the day yesterday with Aunt Joyce car shopping. For those not on FB where I posted her photo, she bought a 2017 Jeep Renegade. She didn't exactly get it for her "don't want to spend more than $12,000" budget but if we figured in the money she got for selling her two other cars and subtracted it from what she did have to pay, she did so she was happy. It has a whopping 60 miles on it when I parked it in her garage last night. Probably won't have a 100 by the end of the year. Such a waste of money. It's actually really nice and much safer than the little Chevy Sparks she was considering. If she's insistent on driving, I feel she'll be better off in that. She didn't want to get red but that is what they had and she was too impatient to wait any longer. Randy, on the other hand, loves the color. I figure when she has her heart attack from driving, if she doesn't totally demolish it in the process, he'll get it. (Morbid I know)

Trying to study for the CCM exam every day while I'm supposed to be off but haven't been able to get a lot in. Headed to Evansville with Randy today to get his comic books. May do a little therapeutic shopping for myself who knows. We're going to Lexington from Friday to Sunday for the charity golf tournament on Saturday and to see the girls of course. I'm going to have to drive to Butler County tomorrow afternoon to see a client that was sent home from the hospital to die even though I'm supposed to be taking time off. Think I'll make Randy drive (he still hasn't driven our new RAV) and I'll study then.

That's pretty much it for me. Just thought I'd post to let you know I'm still here!

Have a great week everyone.


 
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Good morning Theresa, glad Aunt Joyce is doing so much better.

Even if Aunt Joyce never drives the car out of the garage again, she has what she wants, can afford it, and it makes her feel good so that is what counts.

Please let us know if she drives it and enjoys it.

We were shocked when my dad died and my mother bought a brand new Honda pickup truck. We though she would never drive it. She has put over 200,000 miles on it and drives it everywhere. She just drove it 10 hours from Alabama to Florida and 10 hours back to Alabama.

I would love to see her quit driving but that is her independence. It isn't going to happen. My brothers don't like seeing her on the road either, but, even though we don't think she is terrible competent driving, she seems to be doing okay.

I haven't driven in about a year, but if something happened to Bill, I will dust off my driver's license, get rid of the car he bought me that I hate and, buy something I want, and start driving again!



 
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I usually read this on my computer, but pulled it up on my ipad and realized that with 5 pages I had to click on 4, then click on 5. If you read this on your phone, you probably have to do the same thing.
If you want me to start a new thread that can be accessed with just one click, I'd be happy to do that.
Let me know what you think.

Theresa, you are a saint when it comes to Aunt Joyce. I hope she does OK with the new car. Best of luck to both of you!!! I hope you have a great visit with the girls. There's nothing like grandchildren to make the day look better! I just hate having school start because it means I don't see mine as often.

Henri, I am love, love, loving your photos and journaling of the Holy Land. So beautiful and so interesting.

I'll be back later to chat. I'm still driving my DH from place to place, but he is seeing much better. He will probably be cleared to drive again next week. We will see.

Blanca, I hope your SIL's eye is improving too.

Waving "hi" to each of you. Have a great weekend.


 
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Just a quick hello!

Theresa, I was thinking about Aunt Joyce and her new car this morning. Has she ventured out in it yet?

Just a thought - didn't you say she hadn't driven in a long time. Could she be convinced in a driver's course as a refresher?


 
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Good morning ladies! Happy Friday!

I was just catching up on all of your posts. Things here are going fine. Griffin started 8th grade last week. He is doing well, he was ready to go back to school. Mallory has 3 weeks left and then she goes back for her sophomore year of college at Taylor U. She is counting down the days, I guess we aren't as exciting as her college friends...lol.

Nylene and Bianca - I'm glad that both of your hubbies' vision are getting better and that it continues to improve.

Toni - I hope that you are feeling better! That sounds like a dreadful cold.

Henri - I've loved looking at your Israel photos too. Mallory gets to take a trip in January and has a choice to go to the places on Paul's journey in Greece and Rome or to go to Israel. She's going to get the info about it when she gets back to school, but she is really excited about going.

Nylene - It doesn't bother me that we have 5 pages, but I'm pretty laid back about things.

I made a few scrappy pages last weekend that I still need to get posted, maybe I'll get that done today. Ron's best friend moved to North Dakota last year and they are in town visiting this week, so we've been spending a lot of time with them which has kept us busy and are going out to dinner with them and a bunch of other people tonight.

Anywho, I hope you all have a nice day, I need to get myself ready for work.


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Hi ladies! I can't believe is Friday, this week just flew by.

Teresa, you made me laugh. I bet Aunt Joyce is happy with her car and hopefully she will drive it, and she does not, your husband will get a new car.

Henri, Art does all the driving, I still drive, but have lost my nerves when it comes to driving LA freeways. I used to drive all over the place, but every time we have to go to Palm Springs or anywhere else, Art does the driving. I keep telling myself I have to get my confidence back in case something happens to him and I have to drive him.

My sil has been living with us for over a year, and she does not drive anymore, mainly because when she came she did not know the town, so I did the driving, I keep telling her she needs to drive so she does not loose her confidence. My mom drove until she was 82.

Nyleene, glad your husband is doing better. Mark was allowed to fly and they got to Cabo yesterday. I am glad, he needed a vacation.

Tina, how exciting for your daughter. Israel is such a fascinating country.

Toni hope you are feeling better.


 
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Blanca, I'm glad Mark's eye is doing better!

Tina, post your layouts you have just done. We'd love to see them.

I forgot to post the layout I did last week and I have 2 new ones I finished over the weekend.
Cousin Camp By Nylene Motherbambi New Shirts By Nylene Motherbambi Families Are Like Fudge By Nylene Motherbambi

My husband's eye has cleared up. He was able to drive to work today and feels like it's back to "his" normal. I'm glad he can still do some driving to and from work and in the neighborhood.
Eventually that will change, but we keep praying for the treatments to continue to stop the progression of Macular Degeneration.

I'll come back later to chat. My house is needing work!
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Good morning ladies! Just stopping by to say hello. On my out to run some errands in Bakersfield, which is an hours drive.

Have a good day!


 
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Blanca, I have seen some great layouts from you in the gallery. Can I talk you into posting them here too? You are really on a scrapping roll.

Henri, I still have a few of your layouts to check out. I am enjoying the trip through you. Thank you. It's fun because I get to see places without getting seasick!

Not much going on here. I am going to judge a County Fair 4-H section at a neighboring county tomorrow. Our Fair starts next week and we didn't get many things finished this year. As the kids get older there are so many other demands on their time.

Have a great week, everyone.


 
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Hi Blanca!

We've had a nice easy day. Spent most of it in the pool - Bill, Joe and me and our air bnb guest, Patrick (he's the medical student-intern at Ocala Regional Hospital who is staying with us for a month.

Patrick and Bill just ran out to get a pizza. Getting hungry!


 
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Popping on quick, way behind with work stuff. They changed the computer system on the way they input medications so I have had to do a full med review on everyone this week and it's takes a long time!

Wanted to let you know Jeremy and Kate are going to have another baby. Due March 20. Won't be finding out what it is, well J said he was but he won't be allowed to tell because Kate doesn't want to know. I told him he owed me for delivering him but I don't think it worked. Join me in praying for a boy. We need one and Kate needs to see what it's like to be the mother-in-law to a daughter-in-law years from now, LOL.





 
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Well then, I hope its a boy.

I remember the surprise of finding out when my baby was born, what it was - and they were both boys. I'm so glad I didn't know in advance.

My nephew and his wife have 4 kids and refused to be told what it was in advance. There are so few real surprises in life, they wanted that to be one of them.

I admit, would have been easier to decorate nursery and do things like that but still, what a moment when the doctor said, "Its a boy!" And then I heard the same words 23 months later!

Congratulations! How excited to have a new little one coming!


 
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I hope it's a boy! Well, in my day, we did not find out what sex the baby was until delivery day. I wanted a girl from my first pregnancy I new I was going to have one, wrong! it was a boy, second was also a boy, so by the time I was pregnant for the third time, I have given up on a girl; my ex-husband has three brothers, and even our dog had all male puppies, lol, so I just new it was going to be another boy, so I decided to Name him Erik, and in the slim chance that it was a girl, it was going to be Erika. Well, God blessed me with my girl, and I named her Veronica, because it was the name I had picked out from the beginning, and since I wanted four kids, I figure the fourth one will be Erik or Erika. Could not have more kids after that, so I am glad I had my girl, and we have always been really close.

I don't know what it is with mother and daughter's in law. I got along with my ex mother in law, in fact, I have been married to my new husband for 22 years and still keep in touch with my ex in laws. My daughther in the other hand does not have a good relationship with her mother in law, but then again, the mother in law does not even have a good relations ship with her son. I keep telling my daughter to pay attention, so she does not make the same mistakes her mil is making.

I have a good relationship with both my sil and my gypsy boys mother, even though my son and her are not together.

Well ladies have to run. Have a good day!


 
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Happy birthday 38/50 By T-towngirl

My son and the gypsy boys.

Happy birthday 38/50 By T-towngirl
Well, you have to scrap the good with the bad, so here it is.
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Congrats, Theresa, on becoming a grandmother again. I agree that Kate needs to know what it's like to be a mother-in-law to son's wife. It's exciting to have another coming. Maybe Jeremy will whisper to you what it is. He knows you wouldn't tell! I think moms often relax a little with the 3rd child. Maybe that will help relations.

Thanks, Blanca, for posting your cute layouts. I had to chuckle about not knowing before hand the sex of the baby. My dad wanted boys..Nile became Nylene, Kay became Kaye, Joe became Mary Jo, Loren became Lorna and he was determined Fred would be Fred whether a boy or girl. Thank heavens he was a boy.

Henri, sitting around enjoying the pool sounds like a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Especially with friends around.

Toni, your beautiful layout was the first one on the SB.com email yesterday! You need to post it here too.

I need to run. Lots to get done today. Hugs to all.
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oops, I forgot to post my layout
Coloring Eggs By Nylene Motherbambi


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Good morning ladies! This week has absolutely flown by! Life here is going fine. Mallory has 2 weeks until she heads back to college and then our house will be strangely quiet with both girls gone. We've been toying with downsizing and selling the house next spring. Griffin is in the 8th grade, so if we are going to make a move that would change his school district, we want to do that before he starts high school. Our house and yard are a lot to maintain, so it is tempting to move to someplace smaller with a lot less yard to deal with (we have 3 acres now).

Nylene - Your Dad's conversions of the names form boys to girls made me laugh. I'm glad that Fred was a boy too...that would have been dreadful for a girl.

I'm sooo glad that Steve's eye has cleared up! That is such an answer to prayer. I hope that his treatments will prevent him from going blind, that would be so awful.

Theresa - Congrats on having another grandbaby! At least Kate has loosened up a bit since having kids, she was pretty ridiculous at the beginning. I've gone through cycles in my relationship with my MIL. We were really close early in our marriage, then she did things to my kids when they were younger that were pretty awful (so I wasn't a fan), but now all is well. As long as my kids pick decent spouses, I think I'll like being a MIL, the more the merrier.

Well, I guess I should get ready for work, although I'd rather stay home. I do have a short day today though, so it will be fine.

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Good morning - Hope everyone is doing well.

I wanted to explain one thing - I'm sure almost everyone thinks the Bill owns about 4 or 5 t-shirts in different colors that all say, "There are sexier ways to die".

Bill had those t-shirts designed and printed - he has 100 of them so no fear he will run out anytime soon.

Bill lost both his parents to cancer and both were heavy smokers. He feels that if one person will think twice about grabbing a cigarette or one it plants the seed in just one teenagers mind that having that fist cigarette isn't such a good idea - then he's accomplished what he wants to.

That is his "cause" or "mission" in life - to be a billboard against smoking.

So I just wanted to let everyone know why the "sexier ways to die" t-shirts keep showing up in my layouts.

Occasionally I get a comment (one of my girlfriends last month said she was going to buy Bill some new t-shirts), but when I explained that he lost both parents to smoking and its a cause for him, she said for him to keep on wearing them.

We get asked a lot if Bill is a former smoker. He has never tried one. But always, since he was very small, wanted his parents to quit. Neither of them every did.

Wanted everyone else to know too!


 
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Tina, I have always wondered how on earth your MIL didn't just love you. I am glad things are better now. You have the sweetest, most caring personality that I know you will be a wonderful MIL. Your girls are smart enough to marry good men!

Henri, I wondered about your husband's t-shirts. What a great way to send his message to the world. Tell him I think it is wonderful. My dad smoked for much of his life, and I was so grateful when he stopped.

My son is on a trip with a professional snowmobiler. Who knew there were professionals? They are in Chile, going where "no man has ever walked". I have been a nervous wreck. He is due home on Wed. and his son is being married Friday. He is very careful but they couldn't take their rescue breathing kits on the plane and Chile has nothing similar that they can buy there.
I am just praying that things are going well. We have been able to get some photos that the Pro has been able to send out. He looks fine. Still scary. I worry about an avalanche where they would never be found. But I tend to be a worry-wart where my family is concerned.

Off to get something accomplished around here.


 
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I think it would be impossible to worry Nylene, at least a little bit. So many possibilities. I know the time will drag from here until Wednesday when you actually know they are safely home, but try to relax.

My mother had a saying that I grab whenever I'm worried about something. She always said, "Don't borrow trouble." She was right. Worrying never changed a thing, all it did was kept me up nights and bothered me. Then when whatever situation passed, everything was fine and I had worried for nothing.

I think of those words all the time. Don't borrow trouble. When trouble comes knocking, then deal with it.

Easier said than done. I know.


 
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Henri, I knew about the t-shirts and I agree with Bill. When I was taking care of mom (she had breast and lung cancer) one of my aunts would give us a day off once a month, she would come and stay with mom so we could go out. well, anyways, we were we were ordering food and while we waited for our food, I looked out the patio and saw two young girls, no more than 25 smoking away, I was so tempted to go tell them to stop, that my mother was dying of cancer.

Another time, I had to rush mom by ambulance to the hospital, and while I was filling out paperwork, they brought in a young girl, about 16 or 17 that had overdosed on drugs, I can't even tell you ladies how angry I was, here was my dear mother fighting for her life, doing everything the doctor told her to do (she would have stood on her head, if it had helped) and this girl, that had her life ahead of her, decides to do this to herself and to her parents.

Toni, we have an acre, and it's too much, especially since we have no horses or animals, not even a dog. The house is always dusty. Land is nice to have, but a lot of work.

Well ladies, got to run, have a nice weekend.


 
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It makes me angry and sad to see young people smoking. They just don't get it. And you can't tell them because they won't listen but it is really sad.

Fortunately, a lot of them do outgrow it or give it up after experimenting it with a while. At least that is a silver lining.



 
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Tina, wow, you just got your house the way you want it! But then again, it sure would be a lot easier to take care of a small place. I can't imagine having 3 acres to mow, does all I can do to mow my 1/2 acre.

Nylene, my Mom's name was Freddie Retha--her dad wanted a boy! She never went by Freddie and only family knew that was her name at all.

Henri, I didn't think anything about the shirts. Randy has his favorite shirts and wears them a lot--usually ends up in a photo. I have a drawer full of scrapbook t-shirts but end up wearing the same one when I get a photo.

Crazy work week. Still not done. Did take time to do my monthly crop last night and it was much needed. Back at the computer input today though so no weekend for me.


 
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Hope you had fun at the crop Theresa! I love going to crops. I got a lot done when I did paper-trimmer but now that I do digital at the crops, I don't seem to get as much done.

I'm a very prolific scrapper Theresa, my goal is 4 pages a day and I usually post 4 pages a day. I set that goal because I got 4 years behind.

I could work that for family things, but for travel, I want my travel books caught up and current!

Posting 4 pages a day, and in one port and another every day, you could really notice that Bill is always, or almost always wearing his no-smoking t-shirts. Several people commented.

One of my girlfriends emailed me and said, "I am going to buy Bill a few new t-shirts." I emailed her back and explained why he nearly always wore a no-smoking t-shirt and then she said, "Then he should keep wearing them!"

Others had commented to me, mostly curious so I thought it would be good to explain."

I have favorites that always seem to show up in pictures because they travel so well, are comfortable, and end up on trips with us because of it. For a 4 month cruise, I may have 7 or 8 blouses so they each show up a lot.

However, they are not the same blouse in different colors like Bill's t-shirts are!


 
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Henri, I can't believe someone would make a comment like that.

My husband loves t-shirts and lives in them. I have never paid attention, but I am sure, I have more than one picture of him wearing the same t-shirt.

I hope you get to go on the world cruise again.

I would love to attend a crop. It has been so long since I scrap with somebody.

Today, has been a nice relaxing day for me, unfortunately I can't scrap because I am waiting on a friend that is traveling here and I don't want to have everything out.

Well ladies, enjoy the rest of your weekend.


 
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Those were her words - but it was said in teasing. I know her well and so I know how she meant it. She would never in a million years say anything mean. When we see things in writing in texts and emails, sometimes its hard to read the way they are meant and how its said - what we mean sometimes gets lost. But she wasn't being rude or mean, I could hear her giggling as she wrote it because I know her.

But I explained because I wanted her to know.

I have mixed feelings about the world cruise. I loved it the two times we went, but there are a lot of ports I really don't want to do. I'm Asia'd and Hong Konged out. I'm okay if we go, there are a few ports where we have never been.

If we don't go, I'm just as good. I'm just not ecstatic over the itinerary. There are a few ports I would like to see that are on the cruise but a whole lot of them that don't excite me at all. We've done them too many times!


 
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Well, I had all intentions of scrapping today, but I just can't get motivated. I hope I can get at least one lo. done today.

Henri, if you don't go on the world cruise, I know Bill will find someplace to go. Hopefully it will be a new place you have not been to.


 
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He is also looking at the 79 day South America but even then, have done most of the ports. However, it does go into the Amazon, which we have not done.

South America was nice, but I really didn't have any desire to do it again. It was so hot and although there were some cool things to see, it isn't my favorite.

But would be willing to do South America again to get into the Amazon. The Amazon is at the top of BIll's list but mine - not so much. But I would be happy to go with him.

Really love Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific and wouldn't mind that again sometimes soon. Those are places I really love!

Really want Denmark, Copenhagen and that part of the world.

Love Europe and there is some I haven't done, but most of Europe I'd rather wait on, since we just did it. Also, love Med and Baltic, but would rather wait awhile before doing them again.

Actually wouldn't mind a Canada-New England states cruise again. Really loved that one!

I don't know what we will do. BIll needs dental work again so I think Cancun is in our near future and I know Hawaii is in our near future again!



 
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Well, I just sat and read all day, I could not believe it.

Have a good day ladies.


 
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Good morning ladies!!!

Henri - it sounds like you've been pretty much everywhere! I can't imagine travelling that much.

If you all think about it, say prayers for Mallory today. She has been dealing with a really difficult situation and is supposed to get some resolution to it today. She's been really anxious about it.

Theresa - LOL...we have just about updated everything in this house in the 9 years that we've been here. I still need to get the deck replaced, but most of the rest of it has been updated. I enjoy renovating properties, this is the third home that we've done that in and I've done many commercial properties as part of my jobs. I think I would have enjoyed doing interior design/renovation work, if I'd had any idea that I was creative when I was younger.

When we first started talking about downsizing, I was thinking we would buy a smaller, less expensive house and then get a condo in Florida as an investment property. However, I've learned that I evidently have expensive taste.. Most of the houses that I like are smaller, but cost as much or more than the one that I have, which means no condo. I would also LOVE to live closer to my job, I spend a lot of time stuck in traffic on the way to and from my job which is right in the middle of downtown Indy.

Bianca - I'm a reader too. I usually read novels all of the way through in one day. My husband always says that the house could burn down around me when I'm reading and I wouldn't notice.

Well, I guess I should get moving, duty calls. Have a good day ladies!

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I never travelled or got a stamp in my passport or went anywhere until Bill and I were married in 2009. Now I've been around the world 3 times! Twice on world cruises.

Not one minute of it (okay maybe a few minutes of it) has been first class - its military plains, much of it military cargo planes. Mostly cruise ships but inside cabins, a window if we are lucky, very rarely a balcony.

Its excursions on our own on hop-on hop-off buses and watching pennies. Bill does splurge and buy me jewelry when we travel and we do splurge for some really nice things we do which can be expensive, but as a general rule, we watch every penny and travel as cheaply as possible. We stay in very modest hotels so we can afford to do things.

My house is in dire need of upgrading and painting and when we look at what that will cost - we take a trip instead.

We are retired and loving every minute of it.

My son just called from Georgia. Five of them at work are trying to find the glasses for themselves and their wives or girlfriends to see the eclipse and said there is not a pair to be found in Ocala. Everybody is out everywhere around.

He did a national search and there are 37 pairs in the Lowe's in Ocala near us and some at the Silver Springs Ocala. I work Bill up so he can be there when they open. He will get them for us and for Tom and Terri (pink spoonbill) and some extras for family and friends. Hopefully it is correct and they have the 37 pairs!

Yesterday Bill worked on Joe's car, since he leaves for school tomorrow. The next door neighbor was helping and they were using his tools. Anyway, they miscalculated something, made a mistake and a jack was used wrong and now Joe's car needs a new rod. And they broke something putting on the back brake pads which will require a tool Bill has to buy to fix.

Joe is going to have to take my car to school and then drive all the way home to trade cars when Bill gets this one done.

That was something we definitely didn't need now!

I love to read and used to always have 3 books going at a time.

One stayed on my nightstand, although I would move it from room to room around the house.

One stayed in the car - read it on appointments while I was waiting, and if I was in a good part, I read a couple pages at every red light. As a realtor, I waited a lot for people to meet me so I had that book in the car.

Then one was always in my desk at work. As an on-site realtor for a subdivision, if there were people there, I worked. If not, I had nothing. I was only paid to sell houses on commission for the builders. If there were no people coming in to show them too, I had to amuse myself and did puzzles and read a lot.

When one book was finished, I replaced it with a new one. I tried to keep all 3 books I had going by different authors so I didn't get confused with the same characters in 3 different story-line.

I would finish one by Stephen King, maybe one by Robin Cook, possibly the third would be James Patterson or Stuart Wood.

I looked out the window and it was pretty and blue with white puffy clouds. Then all of a sudden a pretty hard rain for about 3 minutes. It didn't start light - it was just there like a switch was turned on. Then it stopped abruptly, like it stopped all at once like someone threw a switch and now the sky is still blue with white puffy clouds. The only evidence is a bit of rain dripping off the house and wet streets.


 
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Tina, I am praying for Mallory. I hope things will turn out well for her.

Our home is not very big and I find when all the kids come with grandkids, it is just tiny. We really can't have them all here at once and all be in the same room. I'd love to have a bigger home but I have a hard time keeping this little one clean! Now that DH has his beautiful Wood Shop that our son built, we will never move. It's probably worth more than the house. We love our neighbors. Another reason we don't ever want to leave.

Henri, I am sorry about the car issues. I hope you can get it fixed and back in great condition so you will have your car back.

It is County Fair this week and that keeps me busy. I took all the 4-H projects over yesterday. I don't volunteer to spent as much time there as I used to. I help judging contests and help with security for a couple of days and that's all.

Toni, I started to cry as I saw your page about Steven. I can't help but feel the pain in that layout. I know what a hole he left in your family when he passed. I think all of us felt attached to him too. That must have been a very difficult layout to make. Post it here if you'd like.
I need to run, but will try to check back in later this week. Here is a layout I just finished.
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Hi ladies, I have been working in my home office for over a week. I did a lot of purging and organizing, I am almost done with that, and then I will clean it top to bottom and hang new pictures on the wall.

Tina, we are on our third home renovation. My husband and I do all the work, unless is something he can't do (like roofing; he has vertigo, so I did not want him up there) I really enjoy it all the work. In fact I have four cabinet doors that I am going to refinish and take back to the house.

This renovation has taken a long time, manly because we don't live there and is three hours away.Anyways, I am ready to be done with it.

My son tells me to sell the house we live in, but we have upgraded everything in it, I hate to give it away.

Well the laptop computer is dying, I better log off before I lose the message.

Have a great weekend.


 
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Happy Saturday all. We've had home phone/internet issues again this week. They had 5 AT&T trucks up on the main road all day yesterday and mine is back on. Some of my neighbors aren't though and based on the traffic in front of my house they must still be up there. (My street is an alternate route for a sharp curve on the main road. You can detour and come down our hill and then go out on the other side of the curve.) Storm about to hit so we'll see if they've really got mine fixed!

SO tired of all the Eclipse talk. I'll have total eclipse at my house for about 2 minutes so they are having massive parties all over Greenville. We're not the longest totality but have just a few seconds less than the longest so we're expecting about 10,000 or more extra people here Monday. Already have tons of out of state license plates being spotted. People are renting rooms in their houses and selling parking in their yard for exorbitant prices. Nuts I tell ya!!! I'm staying home!

Have to take a test for my Case Management Certification Friday. I've been trying to study but life/work keeps getting in the way. If you could spare a few prayers for the information I've read to stay in my little brain I'd appreciate it.

Speaking of little brains, my Aunt--oh my! Rode with her to the doctor yesterday and there isn't enough time in my day to tell you about that experience. Thankfully she has realized she can't drive alone yet. Her doctor's visit went great, her labs are perfect--Carnation Instant Breakfast has kept them that way I'm sure because she's not been eating well. Doctor talked her into going on a low dose antidepressant and adding another prayer that she actually takes them. We both really need her to take them!!!!!

Have to finish up some computer charting from visits this week (no computer for two days puts me a bit behind) but wanted to let you know I'm still alive.

Have a great weekend.


 
toni-n-tn
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Hey girls,

Just stopping by really quickly to say hi. Been working
5 nights/days a week at Joanns plus school, so not a lot
of extra time to spare. Trying to get the place cleaned out so Kevin can move back in for six months or so...got rid of a lot of stuff but there is a lot more to go and haven't even touched my mom's room yet!!!!

I'll try to get back in touch in a week or so.
Hope everyone is doing well - haven't been able to keep up.

love you all,
toni


 
Henri Jean
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Hello from Marietta, Georgia! We (Bill) drove all day today - 6 hours to get here. We are staying on Dobbins Air Force Base tonight and also having dinner with my oldest son and our oldest granddaughter (she's 6) at my favorite Chinese restaurant in the country.

Then we are going to brave the traffic and the crowds to get to somewhere in North Caroline sometime tomorrow. Hope we make it with the crowds!

We have a friend who owns a campground and has invited friends to come up to see the eclipse. We are so excited we can't stand it!

If the weather isn't cooperating, then we will leave the campground Monday morning and drive around in the total band to find somewhere with good weather.

If traffic is absolutely awful, we will wait a couple days before driving home.

I remember a partial when I was a kid and was disappointed because there wasn't much to it. This time, I was determined to be there. And if it does get weathered out, we still had fun chasing the eclipse.

Bill tried to book us on a cruise that would be going in the path and if necessary because of bad weather, go off course so everyone could see it. However, that was an arm and a leg in pricing - 3 times what we ever pay, and it was all booked up because so many wanted to be on that one to see the eclipse.

So Theresa - can't help it. I'm just so excited - and I'm tired form the all day drive.

My son is driving from Atlanta to somewhere in North Carolina too with our granddaughter and a friend of his from work who is an amateur astronomer. My son is really excited and they are keeping the trip a surprise for her so we have to be careful not to say anything tonight.

Wish we lived in the band or zone - you are lucky Theresa! However, if we did, I'd have a house full of friends and relatives!


 
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We were in the path of the eclipse today. We had 90% but due to way too many "eye problems" at our home, we were advised not to look even with the special glasses. Instead we used our binoculars, turned them upside down so the sun focused on the sidewalk where we watched it go from round, to just a sliver. Then went inside and watched on TV.

My brother drove down to Utah from Idaho and said the freeway was bumper to bumper headed Idaho-ward. I was sure he wouldn't come to our grandson's wedding on Friday because of the eclipse, but they came. They drove home late that night. It took just twice as long as usual, and he made sure he had a full tank of gas. They had 97% coverage at their home and had invited friends to their huge backyard to watch.

We had a nice wedding on Friday. It was hot but a cool breeze started just at the right time to cool it off. It was beautiful and they are a cute couple.

County Fair is over and there were First Places ribbons all around so the kids are happy. It's nice to have a less busy week this week.

Be back later!



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Henri Jean
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Greetings from Macon, Georgia - where we landed tonight.

We have a nice hotel room and are very tired. A few minutes on the computer while Bill is in the shower, and its to bed for us!

We were in the 100% zone. We put our glasses on 2 or 3 times while the process was going on but then when it went 100% - it was glasses off and cameras clicking.

It was magnificent - so glad we went to see it!

We had beautiful clear weather and then right before the eclipse - the clouds went right over the sun. At first we were disappointed but Bill got an awesome picture of the diamond ring when it was first covered and the clouds are very cool in that picture. Then a few seconds later the clouds moved over and we got a clear view with no clouds obstructing or around it.

We got in the car and headed home as soon as it started unblocking the sun. We had seen the show so we were going to try to beat the crowds. We actually did very well too!

We got there with absolutely traffic and coming back we only hit traffic a few times but mostly stayed off the interstates and went 2-lanes.

Tomorrow morning we will start checking out antique malls on the way home.


 
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Nylene - we didn't take costumes with us. For this cruise, we had to fly to Spain and then spend a week driving through Spain and we just didn't want to drag costumers with us - limited it to what we needed.

Plus, we never know how much the cruise ships will actually do Halloween - some a little, some a lot!

There are always some people on the ship that take costumes though.


 
Theresa TSC
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Happy post Eclipse all! I stayed home and away from all the madness but did really enjoy watching it totally cover it. Wasn't quite 2 minutes but it was awesome. Did thrill my neighbors kids with the pinhole on paper trick way to watch it so I guess I wasn't really alone. Was invited to a couple of different eclipse parties but didn't want to deal with the traffic. Good call on my part. Evidently a lot of people thought it would be a shortcut to come back through Muhlenberg because we had traffic backed up for HOURS all over the place. My friend Cathy lives on the main street in Greenville and she and her grands pulled up chairs and counted license plates--33 different states and even Canada. They even had tour buses go by. Her son-in-law stopped and talked to a few (they were almost at a dead stop most of the time, barely crawling by) and they enjoyed that. The hotels that were full emptied out and then refilled with travelers from the parkway that were too tired to go any further. Two young men that had a car break down ended up sleeping in a booth at the local Huddle House because there were no rooms to be found. We won't be in the full totality of the one that hits in 7 years but we're in the viewing area but I doubt it'll be that congested then.


 
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I loved it but am glad its over! The total eclipse was absolutely amazing! Worth the 6 hour drive to Atlanta and then the drive from Atlanta to Sylva, North Carolina the next day. Somehow we missed all the traffic. I'm sure it was awful behind us but we missed it all.

Did not enjoy sleeping in the van at all, but we wanted to stay put at the campground and not go into town and then get in traffic.

We had a few slow downs around Helen Georgia coming home, but nothing bad. However, one of our friends left following us and we took one route and he took another. He lives in St. Pete (he owns the campground). Normally his drive is 9 hours and yesterday it took him 16 hours.

When we separated ways, it go so bad they stopped to eat to let the traffic go by and it only got worse! They drove all night and got home at 7AM!

We stayed in Macon because we wanted to go to some antique malls today, which we did. Didn't buy a thing, but had fun.

Got home about 9:00 - we thoroughly enjoyed our mini-vacation.

Glad you got to see it - how cool that you live in the zone and didn't have to go anywhere. We were lucky in our travels but a lot of people really got stuck!


 
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