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Will you tell me something great that happened today, Part X?

Asked by janbb (43596 points ) October 31st, 2010

This is a continuation of an ongoing thread. whose ninth incarnation was here. It was taking too long to load. Feel free to post positive snippets and epiphanies about things occurring in your life. Newbies more than welcome to join in!

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ZEPHYRA's avatar

Went walking through a forest. Sounds lame but it was a unique experience after such a long time!

JilltheTooth's avatar

Happy Hallowe’en! Had breakfast this morning with a friend, we’re planning a trip to see the Tut exhibit. I saw it in ‘76, I think I’m ready for a refresher!

lemming's avatar

I gave my father a lift to work and went to the shop in the car. It was the first time I had a reason to drive somewhere, rather than just learning to drive.

ducky_dnl's avatar

I woke up.

Seaofclouds's avatar

I got to talk to my husband for a few hours at 5am this morning!

janbb's avatar

I went to my best friend’s son’s wedding last night. Her son was my son’s best friend when he was a boy and I’ve know him since he was 5.

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

6 days in, and I’ve had no slip-ups in my quest to remove sugar from my diet. No coffee creamer even! Although, tonight is Halloween. I may have to segregate myself from the candy bowl. :0

JilltheTooth's avatar

@janbb ; But what did you wear????

@jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities : A start to see how well your resolution holds up during the holiday season… Good Luck!

Coloma's avatar

@jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities

No sugar on Halloween? A thread of masochism ey? lol :-)

Beautiful chilly morning on my little mountain, cats are thoroughly enjoying their new giant 3 tiered cat tree I bought last Thursday.

Score on the price too…a $165 creation on sale at 40% off!

They are so in love with it that they have both chosen to sleep on it the last few nights.

My bed mates have abandoned me, but my furniture is safe! lol.

kenmc's avatar

I have a date tonight.

rangerr's avatar

IT’S HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Which means last day of the Haunt. It’s going to be bittersweet, but I am sooo excited!
I’ve had some pretty great costumes recently, too.
And being that it’s Halloween finally, tonight should be even better! ♥

chels's avatar

I’m reposting my post from the last thread since this thread started right after I posted it and I don’t think anyone saw it :(

Last night Richard, his sister, and a few of her friends went out to this Halloween thing. Richard was Robin Hood (and told people he was only scary to the rich) and I was BatGirl (all I had was a sequins mask) It ended up being sooooo boring so after a few drinks and laughs, we left to some club/bar. There was lots of dancing and drinking and smoking and it was a ton of fun.

At this point some crazy shit went down and NONE of the cash machines had money and we were convinced that it was an apocalypse and the Americans (me) were taking over England and everyone would be fighting over dumpsters because no one would have money to pay rent. ^_^

Then Richard’s sister, her boyfriend and one of the friends left, and Richard, another friend and I went to another bar.

Then we had shots called Birthday Cake. And more shots a TRAY of shots. Beer. SoCo and lemonade. More beer.

Then we went to another bar. More beer.

Then we left and I fell over I don’t know how or why but I remember part of it and my knees hurt.
Then we had shitty takeaway which wasn’t shitty it was actually delicious.
Then we got a taxi and the friend left and Richard passed out in my lap and I had to direct the driver where to go even though at this point I was obliterated and didn’t really know where I was.
We got home and Richard went straight to bed.

We got home at 5.

THIS MORNING:
I was still drunk at 11am.
I fed us both Tylenol/Advil and water.

Then I realized I was wearing Richards Fluther t-shirt and he proceeded to tell me that it was in the back of the cupboard so I would have had to go looking for it. HA.

My body feels like hell but it was one of the best nights I’ve had in a long time. Sorry this was so damn long :D

:)

ALSO I FOUND OUT YESTERDAY THAT RICHARD IS TAKING ME TO PARIS IN TWO WEEKS AND we got his interview date for the visa which means we’ll be heading to SF soon.

AND, we set a wedding date. :)

JilltheTooth's avatar

@chels : I saw it over there and resisted asking the obvious question, but seeing it again I can’t help myself… when? (Relative to your last line)
Feel better, survive the good time!

Cruiser's avatar

I cleaned out my junk drawer and that was no small feat! <<Golf clap>>

chels's avatar

@JilltheTooth April 22, 2011 :)
Hopefully none of our family needs us to change it. It already went from Feb to March to April, but I’m pretty sure we’re gonna stick with April! Thank you! <3 <3

MissAusten's avatar

@rangerr Have you seen the movie “The Girl Who Played With Fire?” There’s a scene toward the end that reminded me of your zombie look.

My in-laws took us out to lunch today. I am stuffed with yummy food and mellow from the mimosa. The kids behaved, and it was funny to watch my seven year old lay waste to a big plate of ribs! We’re all looking forward to trick-or-treating tonight, but first have one more pumpkin to carve.

On a sad note, we decided not to adopt that puppy after all. We are probably going to get a dog sometime in the next several months, but think we should wait until after Christmas. We are also going to adopt a local shelter dog for a reasonable fee. This organization has an adoption fee of several hundred dollars, which is a bit out of reach for us at the moment (unless we cancel Christmas) and, to be honest, pretty ridiculous. We could get a “pure breed” from a breeder for not much more than this group charges! Yesterday I returned him for the adoption event, and it was packed with people so I’m sure he’s found a wonderful home. It was really sad to say goodbye to him, but nice to know we helped out for the week.

Oh, and my best friend just got engaged! She’s getting married in Hawaii in two years and there’s no way I’m missing it! Time to start saving up for airfare!!

flutherother's avatar

I saw the Glasgow Zombie Walk in Kelvingrove Park. One thousand of the living dead gathered at the entrance to the park and walked, shambled and dragged their way from one end of the park to the other. A frightening amount of work had gone into preparing for this event and it was a lot of fun.

Leanne1986's avatar

I saw my best friend today who I haven’t seen for a few months and it’s her birthday so she is convinced that all the “Trick or Treaters” are out celebrating for her!!!

Aster's avatar

Well, for this time of year the weather is perfect. if you like warm almost novembers. It’s very sunny , no wind and 74 degrees.

faye's avatar

It’s lovely warm here, too, which is unusual. There’s usually snow on the ground. My daughter is visiting and we’re planning an everything breakfast for my older daughter’s birthday supper tomorrow.

Scooby's avatar

I arrived home today in one piece, after a tyre blew out on my car…… Fortunately I managed to avoid serious damage & brought the car to a safe stop after spinning off the road, much to the relief of not only myself but my very shaken passenger :-/

Time for a stiff drink I think…… Lol.

weeveeship's avatar

Liverpool finally pulled themselves out of the bottom three in the Premier League!

Seaofclouds's avatar

@chels Yay for setting a date and have a great time in Paris!

Christian95's avatar

The girl I like very much made me feel like a piece of ugly,useless and annoying piece of dust on her shoes again…I really enjoy feeling like this,it’s great!

chyna's avatar

@chels Great! I’ve cleared my schedule for the week of your wedding. :-)

@Christian95 No need to let anyone make you feel bad about yourself. Find someone that will make you feel great about yourself. Life is too short.

chels's avatar

@Seaofclouds Thank you, darling!!
@chyna YESSSSSS! <3

free_fallin's avatar

At the last minute, I decided to head to DC for the Rally For Sanity. It was awesome. SO MANY PEOPLE THERE. It was an experience I could never forget.

bob_'s avatar

I went to my favorite restaurant with my friends. Good times.

aprilsimnel's avatar

I got quite a bit of sleep after a very long Friday and Saturday.

augustlan's avatar

I had a great weekend! Spent some time with my girls, had pumpkin soup with grilled cheese & bacon sandwiches (Muenster, yum!), was a guest on Random Ass radio (we had fun, despite some technical difficulties), got some much needed house work done, got to see my tiny grandbaby dressed up in her ladybug costume, and watched scary movies with my husband. All in all, it was wonderful. :)

@chels YAY!

jordan2010's avatar

I ate some delicious food

shego's avatar

Just got back from a girls night, had fun got hit on by a wanna be Rick James. It was great!!! Still a little tipsy, but totally worth it.

Jude's avatar

I am getting a new apartment! It is in a 150 year old home. Beautiful, tall windows (some with stained glass). And, it is right down town. Close to all of the action! Yay!

ru2bz46's avatar

My fiancee and I cancelled our trip to Europe. It had been a chore to book the original tickets to London, but as we were trying to set up travel between London and Paris, things got really difficult (prices increasing last-minute, terror threats and heightened security, booking delays, etc.). We decided the “powers” were trying to tell us something and called the whole thing off. As it turned out, the French started rioting in the streets because of the increased retirement age. The whole thing was going down right where we were supposed to be vacationing!

Anyway, we traded in the economy tickets to Europe for first-class tickets to Costa Rica for our honeymoon next year! I didn’t cancel my two weeks off from my day job, and we spent two restful weeks together at home – except for this past weekend. We spent four days in Monterey, Carmel, and Santa Cruz. It was our first time walking on the beach together (even though we spend a lot of time in San Francisco), and a large pod of dolphins were playing close to shore in Carmel. :-))

JilltheTooth's avatar

Every year at the holiday time I buy $200 worth of children’s books for the reading teachers at the local elementary school to give to the less privileged students. In the grocery store today I saw a woman who had a children’s book store that closed. She told me I could buy the leftover stock for my $200, there are hundreds of books there! I’m so thrilled that I can donate all these to a number of schools and libraries in the area! What a gift from her to the community! Made my day!

Seaofclouds's avatar

That’s really awesome of you and her both @JilltheTooth

JilltheTooth's avatar

@Seaofclouds; I’ll save out a couple for your son and Nimbus!

Seaofclouds's avatar

@JilltheTooth Aww, that’s so sweet. Thank you, but go ahead and donate them. I assure you that my son has a ton of books. I’m quite a book nerd and have bought him lots and lots of books over the years. Thanks again though. I appreciate the thought!

Neizvestnaya's avatar

Co workers stuck up for me. I’ve got one in particular who hassles me about so many things that are not his business and likes to go out of his way to let me know he can get in my personal space whenever he wants. It doesn’t matter to him that he knows people don’t like him, his goal is to make us uncomfortable and there’s way to avoid him. Today my bosses told me they wouldn’t overlook it. Yay good bosses.

Coloma's avatar

@Neizvestnaya

Yeah well…the bigger the ego the harder they fall…I hope your boss does put a stop to this jerks bullying tactics.

KatawaGrey's avatar

Me and the boy ended up having a quiet, chocolate filled Halloween together. We were supposed to go to a party but after an hour and a half of trying to find the house, we gave up and went back to my apartment. We watched Night of the Living Dead the 1990 version and ate a ridiculous amount of chocolate we’d bought at Walgreen’s. It was a nice time. :)

Seaofclouds's avatar

I woke up this morning without feeling nauseous! It’s the first time that’s happened in weeks! I hope it’s a good sign of things to come (like no more morning sickness).

JilltheTooth's avatar

@Seaofclouds : Nimbus Rules!!!

Coloma's avatar

@Seaofclouds

Congrats on emerging from the morning sickness zone, it’s clear sailing ahead, until the first time you and your baby are throwing up in tandom with a stomache flu. lol

OMG! When my daughter was one we all got the flu, laying on a blanket on the floor barfing into a bowl while my poor baby barfed all over me. Good times! haha

Jude's avatar

My sister told me on the phone “I don’t deserve to live like this. One day, I will get my life back”. I told her, “yes, you will”.. She’ll be happy again. And, I will do whatever I can do to make that happen.

JilltheTooth's avatar

@mama_cakes : Your sister? Is that who you mean?

Jude's avatar

@JilltheTooth Yes. Went back and fixed it. :)

JilltheTooth's avatar

She is lucky to have you, you are a better sister than many I know.

Jude's avatar

@JilltheTooth I would do anything for my family. They come first.

JilltheTooth's avatar

Please adopt me!

Jude's avatar

I would take you and your wonderful daughter in anytime!

Jude's avatar

My beautiful sis.

JilltheTooth's avatar

A lovely pic, smiling, happy. She’ll get that back.

Katawagrey and I will be moving in shortly, leave a light on!

Cruiser's avatar

OK!!! How many here looked at @mama_cakes sister first OR the beef cake first….and again and again!! Be Honest!!! HS that dude has Guns!! :O Poll time everybody!! What’s his name?? Biff? Tiny? Baby Huey?? Thor?? Tank McNugget, Thing?? Lordy!! Big Boy!!

Jude's avatar

Haha.. His name is Jamie.

Cruiser's avatar

@mama_cakes Phew! I think I can reason with a Jamie!

JilltheTooth's avatar

@Cruiser has a bro crush!
@Cruiser has a bro crush!

MissAusten's avatar

I didn’t look at the beefcake much. Not my type!

My kids had the day off school today because the schools are used for voting. We went to a fun science museum for kids and then had some forbidden Happy Meals for lunch! oh, those french fries…how I miss them! I also took my boys for haircuts, and they look so handsome!

I helped my daughter make a video about Dia de los Muertos for her Spanish class. I was Juanita Guerrera and my role was to talk about fried grasshoppers. I now know how to cook them should I ever get the urge.

Seaofclouds's avatar

As of right now, Christine O’Donnell didn’t win the Senate in Delaware! I am so happy to see that. Hopefully it doesn’t change.

I was going to deny I was originally from Delaware if she won. :-)

JilltheTooth's avatar

I’m not looking til tomorrow morning, I still feel dirty after the awful, crap-slinging campaigns that happened here.

chyna's avatar

@mama_cakes sorry, didn’t see your sister til I looked the second time. :-)

Jude's avatar

@chyna lol, it’s okay.

Cruiser's avatar

@chyna She is that speck next to the pect! XD

Jude's avatar

Trying not to get all emotional, but, this song reminds me of my sister.

Thank you for hearing me
Thank you for loving me
Thank you for seeing me
And for not leaving me
Thank you for staying with me
Thank you for not hurting me
You are gentle with me
Thanks for silence with me
Thank you for holding me
And saying I could be
Thank you for saying baby
Thank you for holding me
Thank you for helping me..

chyna's avatar

@mama_cakes You are a fantastic sister.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I just came back from a lecture/interview of a fellow artist.It went great for her and she made some new fans.It is so nice to see someone I care about do so well! :))

faye's avatar

We are having fantastic weather in Alberta. I planted more tulips and cleaned up my yard, sat in the sun and had a beer with my neighbor.

augustlan's avatar

My husband and I went to the polls together, effectively canceling out one another’s votes. My asshat candidate beat his asshat candidate! Woot!

Leanne1986's avatar

I saw an advertisment in a magazine for Cher’s new movie, Burlesque. Of course I have removed it from the magazine and put it on display at work. My colleagues a making fun of me but I don’t care :)

Scooby's avatar

I woke up! :-/

Jude's avatar

Not to burst your bubble of the ‘beefcake’, but he is a cheater and emotionally abusive.

janbb's avatar

I am going for a training session for the “Ally” program today and will be identified as an Ally after it. Am going to read a new book I found on teen sexuality issues so I can further inform myself.

Also, did “Equine Assisted Therapy” again yesterday. It’s kind of weird but I’m loving it.

@mama_cakes Maybe that’s why some of us are vegetarians?

KatawaGrey's avatar

I’ve just made myself a delicious, warm meal of grilled ish tomatoes, rice and noodles. This came after I finished a presentation for my poopie head of a nutrition professor. If he doesn’t like it, that’s too damn bad. In my not-so-humble opinion, it’s 27 powerpoint slides of pure awesome.

Jude's avatar

I got a call from the Children’s Aid about some volunteer work. I am in the process of changing careers here and I am super excited about it. Helping kids is what I need to be doing.

JilltheTooth's avatar

I am so impressed with all you guys and a little intimidated, I must say and super proud. I’m going to bolster my ego with Girl Scout Cookies, now.

Seaofclouds's avatar

I went to the post office and mailed the last care package to my husband!

Neizvestnaya's avatar

My car insurance company called me back and told me not to worry they haven’t deducted their monthly payment. It seems I’ve been on 12 month coverage that gets paid over 10 months so, 2 months no payments! The would be premium has just been earmarked for Thanksgiving Day food shopping :D

faye's avatar

The insurance company for my nursing disability phoned to say I am now in the permanent status in their books. It is a relief but I was trying to find work in any medical field. The tipover was the xray of my hands. My hands are deformed but were the least of my worry at work. Other nurses called on me to start IV’s. Still, such a load off my mind!

Jude's avatar

My new apartment and neighborhood. :)

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Yay!

faye's avatar

@mama_cakes what a great house! Are main floor or top floor?

chyna's avatar

@mama_cakes Love the house and the neighborhood! What a fantastic place to go exploring on your leisure time.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

I have a true day off where the other store didn’t call me in so I’m at home in my scrungies, napping while laundry washes and organizing in my head how to make the upcoming Thanksgiving Day meal. We’ll be celebrating our friends being able to be under our roof for a few days.

bob_'s avatar

I got positive feedback from a job interview. Yay!

JilltheTooth's avatar

@Neizvestnaya ; I love having as many over for Thanksgiving as I can! Someday everyone I’ve invited will show up and we’ll be spilling out into the street!

muppetish's avatar

My tenor ukulele arrived from Hawaii this evening!

faye's avatar

@mama_cakes That was supposed to be asking if you are on the main or top floor.

Coloma's avatar

10:26 p.m. PST

Waiting for my damn cats to come in for the night! Grrrrrr! :-/

Just spent the last 20 minutes chasing them around the trees with a flashlight.

I swear…. %*&#@%$**!!!!!

—zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz—-

Jude's avatar

@faye I am up top. I have some long, beautiful stained glass windows up there and the house is overlooking the river. :)

kenmc's avatar

My family had an utterly uniting moment. It was rather beautiful. I got drunk with my sister and a couple cousins. I was the youngest by almost 9 years.

ru2bz46's avatar

My fiancee and I went to a lecture last night on the relationship between yoga and music. DJ FreqNasty and his girlfriend spoke about the correlation of the sub-bass tones used in dance/techno and the energies released during a yoga practice. It was all stuff I had already noticed in my own experience, which may be why I use a lot of similar music in my yoga classes. He is doing a show in our town next February, and will do a similar lecture at my fiancee’s yoga studio followed by a dub kirtan. :-)

faye's avatar

@mama_cakes I was thinking how much I would like to live higher than my bungalow at times just for daydreaming at the window. I’ll bet you enjoy it.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

A co worker offered his Tudor cottage in the mountains for my family’s (friends included) use during holiday time. I’m thinking the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day would be great because we’d have snow for sure. I’m searching around the house now for just the right boxes to transport tableware/cookware.

augustlan's avatar

I’ve had a really rough time of it over the last day and a half (nothing too serious), and was about at my wit’s end today when I encountered humiliation in a self-checkout lane at the grocery store. I came up $8 short of the total bill, because my husband’s paycheck hadn’t cleared yet. I had a one dollar bill in my wallet, and that was it. As I was trying to decide what to put back, a clerk came over to me and held out a ten dollar bill, telling me that the person behind me in line had offered to pay for me. (She had tried to do so anonymously, but the clerk busted her out.) I swallowed my pride and graciously accepted her offer. I tried to get her name so I could repay her, but she wouldn’t hear of it. She even tried to get me to keep the change! (I insisted that she take it, and assured her that this was just a temporary glitch.) In lieu of repayment, I will be paying it forward.

The best part of all this (to me) is that this was a young woman, with bleached blond hair and a bi-racial toddler in her cart. In this part of the country (West Virginia), quite a few folks would dismiss her off-hand as a welfare queen. And she saved my ass. :D

jonsblond's avatar

@augustlan I know you will repeat the favor when you get the chance. Good things happen to good people. :)

My daughter said something very sweet tonight. She said Jon and I are cool and goofy. What parent wouldn’t want to hear that from their child!?

augustlan's avatar

@jonsblond Your daughter is a smart cookie. :)

Coloma's avatar

@augustlan

That is very sweet, and goes to show…we can’t EVER judge a book by it’s cover.
Accept that gift with grace and pay it forward.

I love to be able to do that on the occasions I have encountered. It makes the giver feel just as good.

Our world needs more altruism and I loathe those that pass judgement on others and act all high and mighty, especially towards the homeless, as if they are some sort of royalty power tripping over whether to ‘give’ a few bucks to someone in need.

Jude's avatar

I’m heading to the Detroit Institute of Art today with my lady. I can wait to see some art. :)

janbb's avatar

@augustlan Sending you some good lovin’.

@mama_cakes You were in my dream last night. I don’t remember a thing (nothing salacious happened) but we had a nice visit.

Coloma's avatar

Great morning in my space.

Outside early diggin’ this fall weather and doing one of my favorite things, watching the cats race around the hill while the neighbors rooster was crowing and the wild turkeys were chattering and the sheep were baa, baa, baaing for breakfast!

Doesn’t get any better than that for me!

muppetish's avatar

My best friend walked all the way to my house to give me a big hug :)

MissAusten's avatar

I rented the movie “The Goonies” to watch with my kids tonight. We were all laughing so hard! I’d forgotten how funny that movie is, from the penis being glued upside down on the statue to Chunk’s confession. I can’t believe that movie is 25 years old. It’s rated PG, which would never happen today: dead guy in the freezer, multiple uses of the words shit and damn, references to drugs…no wonder it’s a classic! Now, I hope my kids remember what I told them about not repeating the bad words!

Neizvestnaya's avatar

One day a month I work a position where I stand and pace in a small spot for about 10–11 hrs, there’s no sitting, no lunchbreak and pretty much non stop customers. Today one of our porters came and offered to go get me a lunch and to stand in for me so I could go eat somewhere in private for about 10 minutes. I think that was great because I felt so good at being considered and even better after noshing and wriggling my feet awhile.

shego's avatar

My boyfriend took me to dinner and then we had some drinks afterwards. I love him and he asked me the 4 special words :) I said yes and the owner of the bar bought my drinks for the rest of the night. It is a night to remember in my history, and it keeps replaying in my head. I feel very special.

faye's avatar

Congratulations @shego! I am happy that I did not go on the blind date that had been arranged. I just don’t have that much nice left in me! And so I got my little old motorhome winterized and parked.

Jude's avatar

I met a jelly!

Seaofclouds's avatar

Congratulations @shego!

janbb's avatar

Need a lot of Fluther loving right now, guys.

Seaofclouds's avatar

@janbb Sending lots of Fluther loving your way. I hope whatever is going on is resolved soon. (HUGS)

rangerr's avatar

@mama_cakes I bet I know!
@janbb HUGHUGHUGHUGHUGHUGHUGHUGHUG

I slept for 16 hours last night/this morning. And it was goooood.

faye's avatar

Hugs to you @janbb. I’ll be thinking of you today.

chyna's avatar

@janbb {{{hugs}}}
@mama_cakes Who did you meet? I never get to meet any jellies. :-(

Cupcake's avatar

Hugs to @janbb.

My family all worked hard to get the house organized and clean!! It feels so much more enjoyable to be in the house now.

I got reimbursed from my health savings account and wrote out checks to pay medical bills today. Whew… hopefully the rest of the year is free of medical expense.

Jude's avatar

Ladies and fellas, it was our LucilleLucilleLucille. We stayed out ‘til 2:20 in the a.m.. (Nikki was with me). She is beautiful, sweet and funny as hell. :)

MissAusten's avatar

@janbb Hugs and chocolate cupcakes to you…

I took the kids to a home show today, where my husband is painting a 30 foot mural as an ongoing demonstration for the show. It was great to see the kids’ reaction to the mural because he used our sons as models. It was also cool to see the amazed reactions of people walking by while he painted. We then walked around the show, where the kids collected candy and free crap kinda like Halloween but without the costumes and then I took them out to lunch which we finished off with ice cream sundaes.

Then, soccer practice, hot chocolate, a silly movie, dinner followed by cupcakes my daughter made, some Advil for me, baths, books and bedtime, and then a big sigh of relief!

chyna's avatar

I want to live at @MissAusten‘s house. They have fun.

free_fallin's avatar

I’ve been devastated over some things so I took a little break from fluther and got some girlfriends together for a nice girl’s weekend. I have gone back and forth regarding deleting my account here but, for now, I think I’ll just limit the time I spend here. With time, things will heal. My weekend was fantastic in spite of the sadness hanging over my head and I will attempt to have more days like that.

rangerr's avatar

@free_fallin I’m gonna come marry you so we can cuddle and watch Star Wars forever.

MissAusten's avatar

@chyna Come on over! You can choose your own luxurious bed in either the basement or the playroom, but please keep in mind that you’ll have to do your own laundry and be careful when you sit on the toilet. The boys have bad aim.

marinelife's avatar

@free_fallin Please hang in with Fluther!

KatawaGrey's avatar

@chyna: You’re braver than I am. I’m still scared of Party Favor Fish.

JilltheTooth's avatar

hee hee hee Party Favor Fish hee hee hee

janbb's avatar

@free_fallin Please stay but do what you need to do for you.

@all Thanks for the love and support; you guys are great and it really helps. I think I’m in for a little bit of a rocky time but things will be o.k. Luckily, everything is fine with hubby and the kids.

chyna's avatar

@KatawaGrey I’m afraid to ask, but what is Party Favor Fish?

JilltheTooth's avatar

@chyna : I just PMed you the Party Favor Fish story, it ws too long to put here, and I don’t know how to link just one post in a thread. It still gets me going!

jonsblond's avatar

@janbb (((hugs)))

We had a gorgeous day. The temperature reached 70 today, it doesn’t feel a bit like November. Normally I would complain because I enjoy the cold that comes with this month, but we are hovering around 12% on our LP tank and we don’t have enough money to fill it yet. So thank you warm weather! I also had a great day playing frisbee with my daughter. :)

Jude's avatar

Big hugs coming your way, J!!!

chyna's avatar

@JilltheTooth Thank you. I love that story.

augustlan's avatar

The mods and I had some really great, productive conversations today. My husband and I also had some really great, productive conversations today… and we were physically productive, too (cleaning, not sex… get your minds out of the gutter!) Lots of good stuff today. :)

JilltheTooth's avatar

@augustlan : Send some of that productive stuff my way, please, today I have raised “being a slug” to a high art form. I blame the time change. ;-)

Jude's avatar

@janbb I wish that you could remember the dream. :)

Coloma's avatar

@JilltheTooth
haha, same here, woke up at 4:45 and was a really stormy day, soooo…slug on!

chyna's avatar

@augustlan Damn, I’m disappointed.

KatawaGrey's avatar

My good friend and I are going over the details for our midnight showing of Harry Potter. I am super psyched about it. We’re planning on going a few hours early to chat with all the people in line and he’s bringing his wands yes, multiple and I’m bringing HP themed candy that my store sells. This is going to be AWESOME.

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We finally have a third roommate. For the past month, it’s been one roommate (my age) + his dad. Not that having an adult around really stopped me from my preferred hobbies, but it’s just a bit of a weirder dynamic. So it’s good to have him replaced by someone in our age range.

faye's avatar

I had lunch with Marilyn, we’ve been friends for 48 years and we love each other.

Scooby's avatar

Well, after the weekend I had, I’m happy to report that the hangover from hell has finally left me! :-/
However, the house, is in a hell of a mess.. Why is there never a woman around when ya need one!! :-/ Lol………

JilltheTooth's avatar

@Scooby : When you find that “woman” please send her over here. My house is a mess, too… ;-)

janbb's avatar

Feeling better today than yesterday, although it will take some time to process the dickpunch I received from a friend.

Sending Auggie and the mods more love; I don’t think you all deserved the pummeling you got.

And my husband really came through for me yesterday. Yay for SOs!

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I went back on meds to help with my ADD after being off for 6–7 years. My fiancee bought a great book on ADD, and we are reading it together and discussing it so she can have a better idea of what makes me tick (well, actually, the tics are due to Tourette’s, but that’s another story). I’ve been doing so much better the past week. :-)

Neizvestnaya's avatar

My partner and I woke up to cool breezes and being alone in the house. Wee hee!

kenmc's avatar

Today’s mah birfday!

JilltheTooth's avatar

Well, Happy Birfday to You, @kenmc !

MissAusten's avatar

I just got back from a meeting with my daughter’s Odyssey of the Mind team. I wasn’t sure how she’d like it, because she’s the only 6th grader on the team. The other five kids are in 7th grade and go to a different school. They all seemed to have fun together, and my daughter said she had a good time hanging out with them. The parents all talked about what to expect (most of them have never done this before) while eating some yummy snacks. The family that hosted the meeting is part Iranian, and served some kind of Iranian tea with saffon sugar. It was so good! They bring it back from Iran when they visit, but I am going to see if I can order it or something. Anyway, as the evening went on we all had a good time chatting and getting to know each other. I always like it when I meet other parents who are actually interesting to be around and not uptight and trying to prove how perfect they (and their kids) are.

So, I had fun and was relieved my kid had a good time when meeting a group of new kids at this age can be awkward. It probably helped that they’re all kind of nerdy!

Coloma's avatar

It appears my darling Marley has met his fate with the renegade Coyote clan.

I am beyond distraught, I am FURIOUS now!

He escaped last night around 7 and has not returned.

I am a live and let live type, but this is enough! 2 cats in 3 months!

Calling in a trapper and setting up a blind on my deck, I may even bait the damn things with a live chicken in a cage, and then….BLAM!

This is WAR!

rangerr's avatar

@Coloma That’s not something great…. :l

Coloma's avatar

@rangerr

No, it’s a vent…dear diary….sorry, just a moment. lol

augustlan's avatar

@kenmc Happy birthday!

@Coloma Maybe it’s time for some indoor-only kitties. :(

Scooby's avatar

@Coloma

maybe time for a couple of hounds :-/

Cupcake's avatar

@MissAusten I have had persian tea many times… and it is DELICIOUS!!

Jude's avatar

Man, it’s quiet around here (all of Flutherland), today.

janbb's avatar

Morning eventually came.

MissAusten's avatar

@Cupcake Thanks for that link! That’s exactly how she made the tea, and I’d never seen it poured that way before, also with the clear glass teacups. I found a site where I can order saffron sugar cubes too!

Cupcake's avatar

@MissAusten We got a set of little glass tea cups and saucers for our wedding from a couple from Iran. They just look so pretty and delicate that I can’t bring myself to use them yet!

MissAusten's avatar

I went to see “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” tonight with my sister-in-law and really liked it. Better than the “Girl Who Played with Fire,” but (of course) not as good as the book. Now I want to read the series again and am depressed all over that Larsson is dead and won’t write any more. :(

KatawaGrey's avatar

@MissAusten: Dammit! I was going to read those books but now I don’t want to now that I know the author’s dead…

MissAusten's avatar

@KatawaGrey Read them anyway! You’ll either love them or think they’re dull. There doesn’t seem to be much middle ground. Maybe you’ll find them dull and then you won’t mind that the author is dead!

Jude's avatar

Remembering and honoring today (November 11th). In Canada, it’s Remembrance Day.

In Flanders Fields.

Poem by John McCrae

faye's avatar

I’m going to our legion for Remembrance day ceremonies.

Coloma's avatar

Going to a dressy fundraiser event tonight with pals, woo hoo…a dress up day!

Havn’t had an occasion to get out of funky farm woman mode in awhile sooo..BRING IT ON! :-)

Bought a beautiful black and brown and gold skirt, paired with a lacy beige tank under a seal brown velvet jacket with rhinestone buttons, gold and brown scarf tied around my waist, sexy high heeled black leather boots and the perfect brown-gold beaded earrings, bracelet and long necklace…and the coupe de gras….the most gorgeous black & gold silk beaded purse!

Yep, she’s still got it! lol

Coloma's avatar

@Neizvestnaya

Maybe! :-)

In transformation now, wet hair, face mask, the funky before the fabulous! I’m hoping, anyway! lol

janbb's avatar

I had a great phone conversation with @marinelife!

Jude's avatar

@janbb @marinelife one of these days, I’m going to meet you two.

nebule's avatar

me too

chels's avatar

WERE GOING TO PARIS TODAY It’s Friday here & I can’t sleep thanks to the wind.
and Richard has his consulate interview on the 17th in London. YAYAYAYAYAY

rangerr's avatar

Went to the Capitals vs. Lightning hockey game tonight.
Met some of the most hilarious guys I’ve ever had the pleasure of sitting next to during a game, and WE WON.
God, I love sports.

Coloma's avatar

It’s a MIRACLE!!!!!

Marley came home!

4 and a half days and this morning I heard a meowing in the garage and lo & BEHOLD..my darling Marley came scampering in, RAVENOUS..ate a whole can of cat food and ran for the kibble

He won’t leave me alone, purring, talking, clinging to me…he’s gotta crash sooner or later but he is still on an andrenalin high I think! lol

Pretty sure he was treed and either stuck or too afraid to cross the pasture home where the wild things hide and wait to ambush unsuspecting creatures.

I am THRILLED, but…still have no qualms taking out a coyote or two.

Life 8 begins now!

Hopefully he learned his young cat lesson, stay within the fences and never leave the circle of light! haha

Had a blast at the dinner last night, looked great, felt good and was a really fun turnout.

Damn..a freakin’ GREAT weekend unfolds!

janbb's avatar

Had a great time teaching my last class of this series today. I really love teaching even if I get butterflies in anticipation.

ru2bz46's avatar

@janbb, I get those butterflies every day I get in front of my yoga classes. I never know what I’m going to say until it comes out, so I’m always afraid I’ll choke or say something stupid. :-/

janbb's avatar

@ru2bz46 I don’t know why I don’t realize already that this is something I really can do.

Cupcake's avatar

My hubby made it through emergency surgery today! I hope he can come home tomorrow!!

chels's avatar

We’re in Paris! :D :D :D :D :D :D:D

Seaofclouds's avatar

@Cupcake I hope your hubby gets to come home soon and that his recovery goes well.

@chels Have fun in Paris!

Coloma's avatar

@chels

Oooh la la….eat pastries til you explode!

Leanne1986's avatar

I’m singing in a charity concert tonight for “Help For Heroes” which raises money for members of the armed forces who have been wounded in action. I’ll sing Laschia Ch’io Pianga by Handel.

chels's avatar

@Seaofclouds Merci :)
@Coloma YES!

Saw le tour de Eiffel last night (and almost died because I couldn’t believe my eyes). Went to Versaille (<3333) and Notre Dame today. Versaille was absolutely fantastic. I’m obsessed with Marie-Antoinette sooo.. It was perfect. Notre Dame was so huuuuuge and gorgeous. Seriously breath-taking.
We’re now going out to dinner at some fondue place that serves you wine in a baby bottle.
Tomorrow is all about macarons at Laduree (we got some today as well and OMG) falafels in Marais and such during the day and going up the Eiffel Tower at night. We’ll see how it goes.

MissAusten's avatar

Yesterday I finally managed to make a fantastic apple pie! My previous efforts had been mediocre at best, but I really wanted to make an apple pie for Thanksgiving. I tried a new recipe and the pie (while not exactly pretty to look at) is outstanding. :) Now, to perfect the lattice top so it looks as good as it tastes!

I also made some kick-ass caramel corn, but gave it all away as a birthday gift. I had no choice but to make another batch, which is in the oven now. My boys are finally done with soccer, so we’ll have more free time and less time freezing our asses off. My daughter was invited to be on her school’s Continental Math League, and this is the first weekend in two months that my husband didn’t have to work. It’s not Paris, but I’ll take it!

janbb's avatar

@MissAusten What time should I be there on Thanksgiving?

Had a great 4 mile hike with my husband in the country about an hour north of here, followed by afternoon tea at our favorite English tea room. Finger sandwiches and scones – sooo good.

MissAusten's avatar

@janbb Noon, but it’s not here! One of my husband’s many Italian aunts hosts Thanksgiving. Just bring a bottle of wine and some cash for the post-dinner poker game.

janbb's avatar

@MissAusten See you then!

JilltheTooth's avatar

I got my new computer all set up today and I’m very confused. But I guess if I found Fluther, it’s all good. @MissAusten : Save me some pie, I’m close by!

Jude's avatar

I am starting to move into my new place. It is so me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will be posting pictures soon. :)

Coloma's avatar

Took my daughter on a birthday shopping trip ( she turns 23 on Thursday ).

Had lots of fun, she bought some fun kitchen stuff, a new pair of jeans and a top and a cute sweat jacket with a furry hood.

Then we went to Petsmart and shopped for my cats and her fish.

Then a junk food moment, oooh, baaaad, baaaad, baaad girls!

I’m sure her jeans will fit tomorrow, not so sure about mine. lol

nebule's avatar

I made a delicious berry crumble last night with just the right amount of crumble and perfect sweetness of the fruit…and I didn’t measure, which makes me happy :-)

JilltheTooth's avatar

So much food discussed, so few pants that fit!
Today I will make gallons of soup because my poor freezer is empty and needs to be filled…

Coloma's avatar

@JilltheTooth

lol..Me too, oh man, house needs a major once over, out of groceries, and feeling bloated this morning. hahaha

free_fallin's avatar

I was a sad panda this weekend but friends helped by taking me out to have tapas and listen to jazz, chat with me for 7+ hours in one night and even sing me a song. I hope these people know how much love I have for them.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

A huge wave of relief and acceptance came over me. I’m still in a horrid pickle of a situation but at least I’m okay in my head to go around it and forwards.

Coloma's avatar

I discovered Coconut M&M’s. Uh oh!

Sarcasm's avatar

I get to see my brother’s wife’s family (plus my own family!) this Thanksgiving!
My best friend offered to take me up to San Francisco with him and his brother, during our winter break! Fingers crossed that the scheduling all works out. I am considering the potential of going to SFSU (Then I can hang out with the Fluther Staff!).

I’ve been getting increasingly close with some Jellies, and that’s always awesome.

ComicCon is so long away (8 months, ugh) and I’m way too excited about it. I may get to see some Jellies that I love really, really hard.

I’m actually enjoying my Windows Server 2008 class, despite the fact that I’m trapped in a room with people who shout across the room all night for 5 hours, Monday and Wednesday. We get to play around with servers and set them up as if we were in a real environment. It’s incredibly interesting.

So… things are awesome right now. I still miss @Dog though :(.

JilltheTooth's avatar

Where is she? (@Dog) I haven’t seen her for awhile… :-(

nebule's avatar

I spoke to her a week or so ago through private message, from what I understand she’s just taking a break…

JilltheTooth's avatar

@nebule : Thanks, Darlin’

Jude's avatar

I am heading back to my new place tonight to set things up. The cool thing about my new place, I get to see the big ship freighters drift on by (riverfront) whilst looking out my window. And, the downtown is all lit up with Christmas lights and the snow is going to be very pretty.

I told my girlfriend that, at dusk, after having a couple of dirty martinis, we’re going to walk down to the riverfront with a cigar in hand and check out the freighters. We’ll cuddle together to keep warm.

Coloma's avatar

Kicked butt on my house yesterday, almost done with things, the bi-monthly mega cleaning. AND..I got word of a small account I had forgotten about! Only a balance of $650 but..woo hoo, free money, so to speak! lol

My Xmas fund arrives in a few days! :-)

nebule's avatar

I had a breakthrough in my counselling session and through an incident with my son, my mother and father and me in a shoe shop, also realised that I can handle my son perfectly well on my own thank you very much… and he doesn’t need more than one adult telling him what and what not to do…I am a perfectly good ‘whole parent’.

marinelife's avatar

@nebule You go, woman!

janbb's avatar

@nebule I second @marinelife ‘s emotion!

nebule's avatar

Thank you girls…I’m making it my task to redefine the notion of a ‘single parent’ and I’m beginning with the language we use to describe the role, which has connotations of lack and not enough… I think ‘whole parent’ does a much better PR job!

JilltheTooth's avatar

Katawagrey has called me at times her “total” parent, or “double” parent. I like that.

Coloma's avatar

@nebule

Good job kiddo, if one can ‘get’ that they are whole & complete unto themselves and that everyone, including the great society is all just ‘victims’ of their own programming and unconsciousness, life is sooo much easier.

Hah..if I had known what a travesty my marriage was going to be 30 years ago I’d have opted for ‘single’ parent.

The power of ONE! ;-)

KatawaGrey's avatar

@nebule: The way I see it as a child of that wonderful single mother @JilltheTooth :) I have the same amount of parent as any other person. The difference is that rather than being split into two or more parents, my mother is one hundred percent of my parents.

Also, let’s be honest. How many double parent families split the parenting right down the center? In my experience, it is usually one parent who does the bulk of the parenting and the other parent is sort of a “supplementary” parent.

nebule's avatar

@KatawaGrey that’s lovely…thank you and really good to hear those kinds of things xxxx
Had another breakthrough last night whilst journalling and meditating and feel very much connected to myself and humbled. I realised that I’ve been judging my past selves far too harshly…really harshly…and have discovered the truth… that I am not a stupid, naive, imbecile at all….

JilltheTooth's avatar

@nebule : Isn’t it lovely to reach that point? Those old dragons will resuface from time to time to replay the old tapes, but remember how you feel now and you can stifle them.

MissAusten's avatar

I just made focaccia bread for the first time, and my house smells incredible. The bread looked so good that my five year old and I decided we had to sample it right away, and oh my goodness! It is to die for. I don’t know why I never tried to make it before, because it certainly wasn’t difficult or time consuming! It’s going to go perfectly with the meatballs I’m making for dinner!

Coloma's avatar

@MissAusten

Mumbling obscenities under my breath. Oooh, I need to go grocery shopping. lol

Coloma's avatar

Finally got my hot tub cleaned and cranked up the heat for the Leonid meteor showers tonight.
Can’t wait to lay back in the steamy vapors and watch the sky. Bliss out!

MissAusten's avatar

@Coloma You can come to dinner if you bring your hot tub! :P

Coloma's avatar

@MissAusten

It’s a deal! ;-)

But, it might be easier if you bring the dinner to the hot tub. lol

Neizvestnaya's avatar

Fresh off the tree olives we’ve been salting and drying are delicious and ready to put in jars of oil, herbs and spices for holiday noshing.
We need to stop “testing” them so there will be plenty left to serve.

Coloma's avatar

@Neizvestnaya

That’s it!

You people are downright sadistic in your dangling the carrot in the face of a starving person here this morning!

Going, going, GONE to market to buy a fat Focaccia and olives!

MissAusten's avatar

@Coloma WAIT!! Before you go, you should know that I also just baked pumpkin bars with chocolate chips and cinnamon chips. At the market, pick up a box of yellow cake mix, a can of pumpkin, eggs, chocolate chips, cinnamon chips, and pumpkin pie spice. Once you have all that, let me know and I’ll tell you how to make yourself a great dessert to follow the focaccia and olives! And don’t forget the wine while you’re out.

Jude's avatar

I have a girl who loves me and supports me no matter what. As scary as it was to open up to her and let her in, it’s been wonderful having her there. She helps ground me and keep me centered. And, she loves me for me.

Coloma's avatar

@MissAusten

Flippin’ the bird at you and your Pumpkin bars. lol
Having borning oatmeal right now and then, I’m off! haha

Coloma's avatar

@MissAusten

Do send the recipe!
Or..start a question about favorite decadent desserts. :-)

ru2bz46's avatar

My dad’s lung cancer is back, and though the doctor said that, statistically, patients in similar condition live about 10 months, he has already lived for seven years after being told he had 18 months to go. I figure that gives him about four more years. :-)

Coloma's avatar

Well..the Leonids are a flop over this way, moons way too bright diluting the stars. Bah Humbug, but…all hot tubbied out and going to melt into the memory foam now.—zzzzzzz—- :-)

augustlan's avatar

@ru2bz46 I’m sorry to hear that, but admire your positive outlook. :)

chels's avatar

The visa was approved which means we’ll be moving to SF and getting married within a few months.

Also, Paris was amazing. It’s easily my favorite place in the world and we’ve already decided that some day we’ll move there.

Coloma's avatar

@chels

How much weight have you gained? lol
I always put on about 10 lbs. in the ‘average’ 2 weeks of vacationing adventures.

My last trip to asia was mostly beer and rice and soup and dumplings and walking about 7 miles a day. It was a good trip, broke even on the scales of travel decadence.

Damn, when one can buy beer for 75 cents a liter, look out! haha

chels's avatar

@Coloma probably about 5 or so. I need a detox! So much amazing food that I couldn’t stop myself. I don’t mind though – I enjoyed it :D

Leanne1986's avatar

Today has been a great Fluther day for me. There have been so many questions that I have enjoyed answering that I can’t bring myself to log off!

Coloma's avatar

@chels

That’s right! Enjoy! The pounds can wait. :-)

nebule's avatar

I made my son laugh by making his cuddly penguin talk…priceless…I did something funny! Yay!

JilltheTooth's avatar

I love making my kid laugh, it still gives me a thrill…and she’s almost 22!

nebule's avatar

something inside tells me it’s the measure of a parent…perhaps along with thousands of other things

JilltheTooth's avatar

It’s official @nebule , we’re fabulous! (But I never saved a butterfly, that’s waaaaay beyond cool!)

janbb's avatar

@nebule Whddaya mean? That was me talking!

shego's avatar

My fiancée surprised me with a day at the spa. I have never been to one before but I enjoyed it. I feel so relaxed, and pretty.

casheroo's avatar

this was a lovely thread to read.

We got a puppy! well, on Monday and he went to the vet today and got a clean bill of health. So happy because I’ve been freaking out something terrible would happen and we’d have to explain it to Cash.
Here is Beagle the beagle
Cash named him, but it suits him.

marinelife's avatar

@casheroo Love those big eyes! Beagle puppies are the cutest.

chyna's avatar

@casheroo OMG he is sooo cute! And the name does fit him. :-)

janbb's avatar

@casheroo Cute pup and great pic!

Coloma's avatar

GREAT, just Fricken GREAT!

My life of cat insanity continues with Marley the dead, now alive, currently, right now, stuck up the huge Oak tree off of my deck overlooking death valley. lol

The tree is featured in my avatar.

Ran up the tree around 3 o’ clock as he was accompanying me on the late afternoon rounds and he has now been screaming from 30 feet up for the last few hours.

Aaaah, I swear! lol

Soooo, checking on him periodically up until bedtime and then, at first light I will see what can be done if he fails to find his way down again.

Expecting 2 big storms tomorrow afternoon through Sunday/Monday with low snow and temps in the 20’s.

Marley the ‘problem child’ challenges me again. :-/

KatawaGrey's avatar

Hung out with a friend and had a good time with him.

Saw Harry Potter. Fuck me, it was terrible. If they gave J.K. Rowling a million dollars for every subplot they cut out and every game-changing detail they omitted, she could live off that money for her whole damn life.

JilltheTooth's avatar

OK, You get to tell Gail that!

MissAusten's avatar

@KatawaGrey I knew it! I knew they’d do that! Fuckers.

I’m still going to see it.

chels's avatar

@casheroo Holy shit. That is the cutest dog I’ve ever seen. I’m so jealous.

janbb's avatar

A woman at the gym told me I was such a cute little person and I must have been an adorable little girl.

Coloma's avatar

Haha….Marley remains stuck up the big Oak, BUT…guess what?

After hours trying to fnd a tree climber to rescue him decided to call the local F.D.

‘Rescue’ fire dept. in the great little town of Rescue Ca. a few miles from me. )

The Rescue F.D. is on their way in the next 30 minutes to try and rescue Marley!

Keep your fingers crossed, storms a’ comin’! :-)

Neizvestnaya's avatar

Spent morning and afternoon lake sailing with bf and his stepdad. It was gorgeous weather, we didn’t get burned up (this time) and bf’s mom packed up a wonderful lunch and then cooked us an excellent dinner to go home to. I thoroughly enjoyed looking at my guy sit back and smile, a real smile of contentment.

YARNLADY's avatar

I went out to do the laundry yesterday and the clean, folded laundry was sitting on the dryer. One of my grandsons had done it during the night, after I went to bed early.

augustlan's avatar

I had lunch with @marinelife and her husband. Two of my daughters came, too (@mangeons is sick, and couldn’t join us). Great time, great food, great people!

Coloma's avatar

Marley was rescued just after dark by a tree service guy who was able to scale the tree and stuff Marley into a pillowcase for the descent. lol

F.D. was great, but their ladder was only 24 ft. and Marley was at about 35–40 feet.

I was sooo impressed with this kid that climbed this tree in the dark while my neighbor and I held flashlights.

Marley enjoyed a hearty meal and good nights sleep after pressing life # 7 to the test. haha

Little jerk, I have a bad boy on my hands, he needs to spend some time in kitty boot camp.

rangerr's avatar

@augustlan I don’t live too far from y’all.. I want to go to lunch one day, too!

marinelife's avatar

@rangerr You’d be welcome.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

I found some gifting goodies on ebay and then got called in to pick up some hours that will pay for the goodies, can’t beat that.

rangerr's avatar

I’m zombied up and ready for the mc chris show tonight.
My inner fangirl has been freaking out all week.
:D

janbb's avatar

I have been cooking up a storm in anticipation of my whole family – 2 sons, one wife and the Jakester – coming in for Thanksgviing weekend. In addition, a SIL and two nieces and their companions will be coming in. Thanksgiving dinner is at my BIL’s but I will be hosting other meals. I’m excited about having my kids here and I love to cook for them.

In other news, I am slowly recovering form the dickpunching friend. Not sure yet whether the friendship will resume (or whether I want it to), but I’ve got my ego back.

augustlan's avatar

—@rangerr and @marinelife It’s on. IBERnineD and anartist are nearby, too, and I’d love to have a jelly meetup!

marinelife's avatar

DC area jelly meet-up to come! Hooray!

janbb's avatar

It would be great if it’s a weekend I can come down. Keep me in the loop!

KatawaGrey's avatar

@MissAusten, @JilltheTooth and I live in CT, could we come? :)

janbb's avatar

An NYC meet-up is also possible.

Coloma's avatar

Brrrr…..the first really cold storm is here.
Just went out and looked at the thermometer, hovering around 34 degrees.

Wild wind and light rain now.

Think snow by morning!

My neighbor cleared a ton of fallen tree limbs and brush in the ravine of death this afternoon so the Coyotes have less ambush hideouts.

He has a huge bonfire going now in my lower pasture and inspite of the wind and rain it is roaring away. A great cozy night looking out on the fire in the forest. :-)

faye's avatar

I found some sundresses today for my trip that are not too boxshaped when on. I am becoming as round as tall!! I’d measure around my belly but then it would not be a great thing that happened today.

muppetish's avatar

Attended a shindig for my older brother’s birthday at a karaoke place. Half the people who went kept ducking their turn with the microphone because they felt too embarrassed. It took a while for me to open up, but they got the following tracks out of me: (1) “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head” by B.J. Thomas, (2) “Never Let You Go” by Third Eye Blind, (3) “Touch-A, Touch-A, Touch Me” from The Rocky Horror Picture Show, (4) “Losing My Religion” by R.E.M., (5) “Sunday Morning” by No doubt, (6) “Sunday Morning” by Maroon 5, (7) “Part of Your World” from The Little Mermaid, and (8) “Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes.

I opted not to sing the group number: “Barbie Girl” by Aqua.

The following two hours were spent in the arcade. Someone seemed keen on speaking to me, but didn’t have the chutzpah to introduce themselves. Ah shucks. I would have listened. They were pretty cute :) <ahem> Not that I am really looking, or anything.

The birthday dude had a good time though so the night was truly successful.

JilltheTooth's avatar

@muppetish : A truly eclectic repertoire!

MissAusten's avatar

@KatawaGrey Absolutely you can come too!

Yesterday my daughter and I went to see Harry Potter I’m sorry to disagree with @KatawaGrey here and we both loved it! My husband, who stayed home with the boys, was a little sad to have missed it. So we decided to sneak off and see it one afternoon while the kids are at school. :) Yay, more popcorn!

JilltheTooth's avatar

@MissAusten : what about me?

MissAusten's avatar

@JilltheTooth Yes, you too! Of course! And everyone is welcome to bring a date!

Coloma's avatar

It’s fast approaching humor of cosmic proportion over this way.

No snow, yet, a break in the storm, but…after keeping Marley in for the last 36 hours allowed him to come out to the barn with Mia and I a bit ago.

She is obsessed with trying to nab a gopher that lives under the stall mats at the entrance to the goose hotel and thought he would enjoy a ‘safe’ outting in the corral.

What does he do?

Immediatly runs up yet another giant tree that overhangs the corral and is now sitting in the wind crying for help again!

Hercules the Llama is napping beneath the tree in all his soggy wool glory keeping an amused eye on the happenings above.

Marley..well….he better figure it out, that’s all I’m sayin’ right now!

At this point I can only laugh, the irony is beyond absurd, it is ‘cat’-a-clysmic!

#%$^*&(^$#@@!!!!

Neizvestnaya's avatar

Bf’s kids came for an overnight so we all had a yummy breakfast together. I’ve convinced my bf that driving an hour each way to get them is good for everyone even if for only a day they can all be together, catching up and just being.

Coloma's avatar

4 hours later and Marley finally made his way down the tree in freezing rain.

I have NEVER had such a problem cat in all my life! Amazing!

I think he read my disgusted vibes very well, no sympathetic calling and encouraging this time, just kept telling him, Marley you blew it, enjoy the storm! hahaha

Yep, nobody’s climbing a tree for you today buddy, figure it out! lol

rangerr's avatar

My 5 year old cousin called me today and simply said “Mad-sun. I want to learn ‘bout Star Wars.”

nebule's avatar

I’m getting stoned on a Sunday night for once in a blue moon….sshsshhhhh

janbb's avatar

I was talking to someone at the gym about her youngest adult son. Not knowing his sexual orientation, I asked, “Has he formed an attachment to anyone?” It’s the first time I figured out how to phrase the question that way and I was pleased with myself for the learning.

nebule's avatar

@janbb indeed! we are shaped by our language…you go girl!! :-)

faye's avatar

My youngest daughter stayed overnight last night- it was great to see her. But now today she’s driving 100 miles home in snowy weather.

Seaofclouds's avatar

We got a timeline for homecoming! Of course it could change and by could I mean most likely will, but it was nice to get an official timeline and not just rumors!

JilltheTooth's avatar

@Seaofclouds : Will he be home for Christmas?

Seaofclouds's avatar

Unfortunately I can’t say on here, but I promise I’ll let you know as soon as I can.

nebule's avatar

1) I got my first psychology essay result back 88% (over the bloody moon!!)
2) Started my Christmas shopping (got some exciting new games me and my son can play together)
3) Discovered a new artist… Sia (Isn’t it just the best thing when you discover great new funky music to dance to)

Coloma's avatar

Great stormy day, making a giant batch of cranberry/apple relish and kicking around in my jammies still while the bad little cat children sleep after waking me at 5 a.m. wrestling and screaming on my bed. lol

Yesterday was a run around day, and now, a return to balance.

One day on, one day off, just as I like it!

Neizvestnaya's avatar

My mom lurved some of the holiday presents I bought her, she actually squealed. She’s a collector of vintage pottery and antiques so I usually show her what I’m thinking of getting her and if she goes bananas then I buy it, let her enjoy to receive it and then have her wrap it up for later on at present opening time.

MissAusten's avatar

Our truck is back from the body shop, all fixed up from the hit-and-run. It looks so good, you’d never guess it has over 200,000 miles on it and a wonky transmission! :)

I survived a trip to the dentist with all three kids. Two of them had no cavities, but apparently my daughter didn’t notice her 12 year molars come in and neglected to brush them. Our dentist just had a baby, and I’m pretty sure we’re a big help with his future college tuition. :(

Last but not least, I started on my Thanksgiving dessert extravaganza! Tonight I mixed up the custard base for a cinnamon gelato, and tomorrow I’ll finish that off before baking an apple pie and a pumpkin pie.

faye's avatar

I managed to make last minute hotel reservations to include an extra person in our trip to Mexico. Yay, Bookit.com Yvonne.

JilltheTooth's avatar

@MissAusten : I am awed by your feat…Three kids to the dentist at once? Wow. just…wow.

Coloma's avatar

Woke up to a ‘present’ on the landing of my garage.
My neighbor bought me a big flashlight after laughing at my wussy minature the night Marley was rescued from the tree. lol

Very nice!

Men and their need to arm women with tools, weapons and safety items. hahaha

Neizvestnaya's avatar

My out-of-towners have arrived safely, all the ingredients are prepped to go and I’m going to really enjoy my cup of coffee tonight with our guests.

jonsblond's avatar

I won a stuffed Christmas bear for my daughter tonight from one of those claw machines. I usually avoid these things because we never win anything, but I had a pocket full of quarters, so I decided to give it a try. It took my last two quarters before I won it, but it was worth it when I heard my daughter squeal! Yay! :D

chyna's avatar

@jonsblond Now you have a birthday gift for that 7 year old on Saturday.~

gailcalled's avatar

Milo had his yearly physical exam today. Aside from some noxious effluvia caused by car sickness and anxiety, he got the poster-cat-of- the -month award. The vet clucked over Milo’s pristine teeth, mite-free inner ears, muscle tone, shiny fur, and subservient behavior. The staff thought he was the glass of fashion also in his nifty tuxedo.

In spite of some snarls during the manicure, he comported himself beautifully. On the ride home, he did void at both ends due to the GI massage the vet gave him. But who wouldn’t have?

And, we have a beautiful new pink and rosy baby girl in the family, born on Nov. 21 and weighing in at 9+ lbs. (Milo is 12lbs. 10).

jonsblond's avatar

@chyna Believe me, the thought did cross my mind for a moment. ;)

Coloma's avatar

9:04 p.m. all’s ready for my trip to the city tomorrow, had my car detailed, 3 bottles of the best local champagne, a pecan pie, fresh cranberry-apple relish, and now…a brisk 30 degrees and am making a run for the hot tub… brrrrrrr….lol

This time tomorrow we are all going to be bombed, bloated and basking in the afterglow of it all!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, make it a GREAT day! :-)

faye's avatar

I booked a swim with dolphins, then manatees, then rays for next Friday in Playa del Carmen!!!

Seaofclouds's avatar

@faye That sounds like so much fun! I hope you have a good time!

faye's avatar

I’m going with 3 27 year old girls, my daughter and 2 friends- yay, destination weddings!

Leanne1986's avatar

I picked up my copy of this months Vanity Fair magazine it has Cher on the cover!

janbb's avatar

@faye Sounds terrific.

Having a great time with kids home and grandson Jake. Five English “outlaws” are here for Thanksgiving too, so it is a lively, fun time. I did most of my cooking – Thanksgiving dinner is not here – beforehand so I am quite relaxed about entertaining the hordes.

nebule's avatar

@faye swimming with dolphins is one of my life’s ambitions and the last I heard time was ticking! I hope you really enjoy sweetie xx Let me know what the experience is like will you? xx

Coloma's avatar

@faye

How awesome is that!

Gotta take a hot air balloon ride too, put it on your bucket list….amazing ‘high’!
Took my daughter up for her 21st B-day 2 years ago, champagne at sunrise and up, up, and awaaay!

OMG! I’m so hooked on ballooning now! :-)

JilltheTooth's avatar

My guests have gone, the dishwasher is working overtime, and a wonderful time was had by all. I am thankful for lovely friends and good company and leftovers that will keep me fed for days! There are so many Jellies that I wish could have joined us to make things even more convivial! Fabulous day all around!

rangerr's avatar

I ate so much food.
Seriously. 8 plates.. before dessert. AND IT WAS FANTASTIC.
My stomach makes me look like I’m having twins.’

MissAusten's avatar

I’m enjoying a lazy morning (still in my pjs!) after a great, but exhausting, Thanksgiving Day. The food was perfect, as always, the drinks were plentiful, the kids ran off with their cousins and entertained themselves, and the desserts disappeared very quickly. After dinner we all played poker, and my husband and I were the last ones standing. Between the two of us, we cleaned everyone out and walked away with a whopping $16. :P

This morning I made pumpkin pancakes with cinnamon syrup, and later on today we might take the kids to see a movie. My husband booked a big job and got a hefty deposit, so Christmas is suddenly looking a lot less stressful.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

Great Thanksgiving Day. Minimal griping from my sister and I about my mom trying to change up our traditional dishes, perfectly cooked and presented duckling, juicy ham, yadda-yadda. Great company, happy bf, no complaints.

Jude's avatar

It’s a “Professional Development Day” for this teach. I am without chil’rens and get to go home early.

MissAusten's avatar

I’m so amazed by this, I have to share.

Last night, my daughter was playing outside with her cousins after Thanksgiving dinner. It was dark, and somehow in the all craziness she lost a ring she’d been wearing. It wasn’t just any ring, but the only actual jewelry she owns: a gold ring made from a tie pin that belonged to her great grandfather and a small diamond that belonged to her great grandmother. I didn’t even know she was wearing it. We got out the flashlights and looked around, but with no luck. My husband’s cousin is a cop and had his police dog with him, so he sent the dog to sniff out the part of the yard where my daughter thought the ring had fallen off. But, no luck again. I was skeptical about the dog because, after all, he is trained to find drugs, not rings. When we left the ring was still missing.

Well, the cousin just called. He sent the dog out to search the rest of the yard this morning and the dog actually found the ring. It was in another part of the yard, and he found it within a minute of being directed to that area. I am so relieved, because my mother-in-law would have been so upset if the ring had been lost forever and my daughter was feeling terrible about it. Now it’s all fine, and the dog will get some extra hugs and treats from me next time I see him!

JilltheTooth's avatar

And the specter of Party Favor Fish is at last laid to rest!

Jude's avatar

Home. :) Now, I get to be a lazyass son of pup this afternoon. Yay! :)

Coloma's avatar

A great Thanksgiving!

Delicious dinner, scads of champagne, lots of laughs, music and a little guitar playing by friends husband, with everyone passing out about 45 minutes after the dessert scene. haha

Drove home in sweater over my jammies, bear paw boots and sunglasses. Blew through the city inspite of all the Black Friday crowds and once I was about 10 miles on the outskirts it was smooth sailin’ all the way up the hill. :-)

Just rolled in about 30 minutes ago and took inventory or the cats 1st night ‘home alone.’

Sheer runner on my living room ottoman was scrunched up on the kitchen floor. Probably after a rousing game of dive and slide.

Ditto for several throw rugs.

Kitchen sponge was in hallway, dried up it must have had some serious batting power. haha

Bathroom towels were on floor in heap and some knocked over products in the bath tub.

Everyone was napping looking quite innocent when I walked in.

So far I see no serious evidence of mega destruction, but, maybe more surprises to discover.

Moderate Champagne fog going on but nothing that a couple of Advil & a big plate of leftovers won’t cure! lol

Seaofclouds's avatar

The first group of soldiers that deployed with my husband came back today. The battalion will be coming back in several groups, but knowing that the first group is home is a wonderful feeling and we’re a group closer to it being my husband’s group!

faye's avatar

@Seaofclouds Does this mean your husband will be home for Xmas?!

Seaofclouds's avatar

@faye It just depends on how things go with the other groups before his group. I won’t know for sure until about 24–48 hours before he gets here.

Coloma's avatar

Oh oh….A black friday at Amazon.

I succumbed.

Purchased a 7×4x3 giant beanbag loveseat for my movie room.

I better start running again I’m going to winter over in some serious lounging. heh

jonsblond's avatar

We have officially been in our new home for 2½ months now. I was worried we would have trouble finding dance and tumbling classes for our daughter in such a rural location. She has taken classes at the park district of the town we previously lived in since she was three, and really enjoys these activities.

My daughter was invited to a birthday party today. The birthday girl has quickly become her new best friend at school. How lucky are we that this young girl’s mother has a dance and tumbling studio at their home, just three miles away from our house! I was able to spend some time with the parents today after the party, and they are a really fun (and sweet) family. I can’t wait to get to know them better. :)

Jude's avatar

Found a bunch of (love) letters from old flames (guys and girls). Such a fun read and they made me smile.

marinelife's avatar

Just got back from four days at Chincoteague Island. Walked on the seashore at Assateague and saw the wild ponies—even a baby. It was really relaxing and fun.

Coloma's avatar

@marinelife

How cool! I always wanted to see the ponies there after reading all the ‘Misty’ of Chincoteague’ books way back when.

Another one for the bucket list. lol

EXTREME over indulgent lethargy happening over here, have been plied with leftovers for 3 days, and, yesterday a friend brought over Turkey Enchiladas! Oh God, I think I have gained 5 lbs. in the last 3 days.

How the hell has this worked out?

Go to dinner with friends and then the whole planet dumps their leftovers on me!

Going out for a long walk soon, pre-Enchilada exercise. lol

marinelife's avatar

@Coloma I found out right before I went that they have the actual Misty (and Stormy her foal)
stuffed in a museum! She lived a good life. She was 26 when she died, but I had no desire to see her stuffed.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

Started crossing stuff of my holiday stockpile list. I have fun to sneak things into the house and then wrap them up asap but with no tags, I’ve got my own system of knowing who gets what.

MissAusten's avatar

I cooked a 17 pound turkey today with all the trimmings: stuffing, candied sweet potatoes, homemade bread, pumpkin pie for dessert, and a few other dishes as well. Had the in-law’s over, and everyone raved about the food. It was a lot of effort, but so worth it. Every time I open the fridge and see all those leftovers, I get so happy! I love Thanksgiving leftovers!!

And, my fantastic husband washed all the dishes. :)

There’s a rumor going around that my husband’s aunt is going to “retire” from hosting Thanksgiving, which means we’ll inherit that particular holiday feast. I think there’s something wrong with me because getting to host Thanksgiving would be one of the highlights of my life.

jonsblond's avatar

@MissAusten I’ve been eating non-stop leftovers since Thursday, even when I haven’t been hungry. I hate to waste any of it. It’s been wonderful, but I hope I don’t see another turkey for several months now. I’m thinking pizza or chicken wings for Christmas. ;)

Jude's avatar

I’m happier than a pig in poop. I love my new place. It’s cozy and I feel so relaxed and at home there.

JilltheTooth's avatar

@MissAusten ; I love hosting Thanksgiving! Have fun with that! I always send people home with a bunch of leftovers and still have lots to nosh on… There’s something hugely satisfying about feeding people.

Leanne1986's avatar

I’m going to see Meat Loaf in concert tonight!

marinelife's avatar

@Leanne1986 By the dashboard lights?

Leanne1986's avatar

@marinelife you took the words right out of my mouth!

chels's avatar

I have been so busy.

The wedding got moved – It’ll now be January 29, 2011. Exactly a year to the day from when we met.
I’m going nuts trying to plan this thing from across the ocean but it shall get done.

Other than that I’ve been so busy trying to figure out what the hell I’m going to do with my life. I’m thinking a career change might be in order.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving <3.

chyna's avatar

@chels Glad I penciled the first date in. New date penned in this time. Yay!!

Coloma's avatar

A great little biz. arrangement presenting this weekend.

Putting together a ‘loan package’ to friends for a very short term ( 8 week ) loan and making a handsome return. No worries, we have done this before and is a mutual win/win situation.

Yep, nothing like making an ‘extra’ $250 a week for 8 short weeks at a 20% return rate.

I’d be a great loan shark, the problem is lending to the right people that wouldn’t require the threat of a hit man to collect! haha

Kidding, kidding, no Uzi’s in my closet. lol

The bank of the golden goose is now open, receive a free humorous exchange and delicious brownie with every new account opened. ;-)

Seaofclouds's avatar

I got my husband’s footlockers today in the mail!!!! It’s so nice to see his stuff here! I can’t wait for him to be here to!

Coloma's avatar

Drove up to the big snow today around the 7000 ft. elevation
Went with a good friend who wanted to try out their brand new 4×4 truck

Some of the most perfect snow I have ever seen in the Sierras, fluffy powder with every ice crystal visible…it was a stunning day!

Made a snow penguin, and enjoyed the most spectacular sunset. :-)

Saw mysterious, huge, three toed tracks that we are certain belong to the elusive Sierra Nevadacus T-Rex. haha

An awesome sunny day in the deep snow!

muppetish's avatar

I am one of the lucky eight students on campus invited to join the Poet Workshop on campus :) I am glad that I did not chicken out and withhold my portfolio submission.

Also, a tutee gave me a rice crispy treat for helping her correct citation errors.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

Bf lurved his “early holiday present”. It’s cold here now and he needed a good coat so I didn’t want him to have to wait to be able to wear it, he looks smashing.

JilltheTooth's avatar

I’m finally well enough to go out and enjoy the season! I’ve been laid up for a week with a really nasty cold/fever/cough thing and tonight I get to go out and enjoy our little town’s festivities. All the businesses stay open late, have treats for shoppers and carolers in period costumes wander around and serenade everybody. It’s a fun time every year and I’m so glad I don’t have to miss it!

nebule's avatar

A guy on customer services in a local store said three times to me that he’d look forward to talking to me again.. I’ve often thought he’s taken a shine to me but I’ve always thought it was just the way he treated everyone. Either way it put a cheeky little smile on my face. :o)

free_fallin's avatar

It’s a fantastic feeling knowing you have formed great friendships. The last three weeks have been the absolute best. I’ve spent hours of my day and night carrying on conversations with the same group of people and it’s always left a warm fuzzy in my heart. I know 2011 is going to be a fabulous year.

marinelife's avatar

@JilltheTooth Glad that you are feeling better.

JilltheTooth's avatar

@marinelife : Thanks, Sweetie!

nebule's avatar

Oh…and my favourite wine was back in stock, so I bought six for Christmas…happy days x

Leanne1986's avatar

@JilltheTooth I’m ill at the moment too. Horrible cold and head ache that won’t seem to shift! But I am going to see Anastacia in concert tonight and I am going to bloody well enjoy myself. My runny nose and puffy eyes will not keep me from dancing my booty off (the snow might but that’s another story entirely!!!!)

JilltheTooth's avatar

@Leanne1986: Poor Sweetie! Lots of chicken soup and decongestants… have fun!

jonsblond's avatar

My sister just helped me out of a bind. She’s the best. I’m so lucky to have a sister like her. :)

Coloma's avatar

Aaah, the end of a 7 day GO at warp speed cycle.

Rainy and blustery today and I am going nowhere!

Yay!

Must start dragging furniture out of my movie room to make space for the giant beanbag love seat that is en route!

Think a little herbal creative enhancement will take place this afternoon whilst coming up with re-arranging combo # 77 in my humble abode. haha

One of my favorite things….and damn, I am good at it, if I do say so myself!

A GREAT day of solitude, creativity and, most likely, a chinese take out moment…WTF..I have already eaten 400,000 calories this last week, I’ll jump back on the fitness wagon on Monday…right? ;-)

nebule's avatar

@Coloma I’d love love LOVE one of the beanbags for Christmas. Enjoy it girl! x. Please Santa, Can I have one for being a big brave girl? thank you xx :-)

Coloma's avatar

@nebule
LOL

My daughter turned me onto to them and insisted I order the biggest one there is within a half of foot. Haha
I am a bit concerned about it’s final expansion. haha

marinelife's avatar

@Leanne1986 I hope your symptoms abate so you can enjoy the concert.

rangerr's avatar

The youngling that I’m a nanny for has mastered the art of cruising around by holding onto the furniture.
He’s also perfected the use of the more, eat, milk, and down signs.
Which is a big milestone.

I’m ridiculously proud. I refuse to let Down Syndrome get in the way for him.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

My boss gave me a holiday bonus and I picked up extra shifts at our sister store so now I can say the holidays are paid for!

Leanne1986's avatar

@JilltheTooth and @marinelife My cold (or the snow) didn’t stop me enjoying the concert. Anastacia has been a faourite of mine for a long time and she didn’t dissapoint plus she’s so pretty! Today my dad and I are attempting to get to London but there aren’t many trains running due to the weather so we’ll see.

nebule's avatar

I decided to quit smoking ahead of schedule

gailcalled's avatar

In the very near future, @janbb will start the new Dec. thread,

janbb's avatar

@gailcalled Yes, i will soon after I return from England.

My husband is my hero for today! His Mum fell and we had to take her to the hospital yesterday. She had hurt her leg and he had to carry her up the stairs to the loo. He was wonderful with her.

nebule's avatar

@janbb Really hope she’s ok xx Enjoy the rest of your stay in the UK xx

Coloma's avatar

‘It’ is here, and ‘it’ is in a box the size of a bale of Alfalfa and just as heavy.

Yep, the adventure begins, what proportions will the monster foam bean bag love seat grow to?

Still making space before the unveiling. lol

The Fed-ex guy hit on me too!

He might have been 30ish, hmmm…maybe a cougar lover? haha

He lingered for about 10 minutes talking.

Asked if I was single and if I had help to get this thing set up.
He seemed to be wanting to say more but I dismissed him and he hesitatingly left. lol

Flattering but not interested. Hoping he’s not a psychopath. haha

Goes to show one CAN stay home in their Pajamas and men will still find you, even in the middle of nowhere.

ru2bz46's avatar

While unloading the car with my fiancée, a couple guys drove by in a truck and howled out the window at her (we’re in our mid-40’s). We laughed at the boys, but inside, I was thinking, “yeah, and she’s all mine.” ;-)

YARNLADY's avatar

My house is really brightened up for the holidays. I finally had to get Hubby to change the light bulbs. There have been 4 out of the 8 in the recessed lighting in the kitchen and one in the TV room for months, but two more went out this week, 1 in each room and I couldn’t wait any longer. We took the toddlers to Lowe’s and let them look at the holiday light displays, then bought a case of new light bulbs.

We also drove around the neighborhood to look at the early lighted houses.

augustlan's avatar

My youngest daughter turns 13 today. Expect a new jelly soon! This means I now have 3 teenage girls; 13, 15, and 16. I can hardly believe it! Hanging on for the ride, and trying not to feel too old. :)

MissAusten's avatar

I made cinnamon rolls from scratch for the first time ever. Popped them into the oven when I got up, and now the kids and I are all cracked out on cinnamony, sugary, gooey goodness. Now I know what we’ll be having for breakfast on Christmas morning!

rangerr's avatar

@MissAusten We haven’t made those since I was in elementary school. We haven’t had family breakfast since then, either. I’m soooo moving in with you.

JilltheTooth's avatar

@MissAusten : Katawagrey and I will be popping over in the AM on the 25th…we’ll be hungry!

nebule's avatar

@MissAusten Oh I HAVE to make those now!! :-) x

nebule's avatar

…27 hours without a cigarette an staying strong..it was my first morning without having one, which I consider a big achievement so feeling pleased with myself :o)

free_fallin's avatar

It’s getting closer and closer to 2011, which is my year to meet people I have formed friendships with on fluther. Closer and closer to July when I know I’ll meet at least one jelly, though hopefully will have the chance to meet a few more then, too. :D I’ve been a grinch and haven’t really been looking forward to Christmas at all. The idea of New Year’s and 2011 finally getting here keeps me smiling.

JilltheTooth's avatar

@nebule : I’m very impressed and pulling for you…you go, Girl!

MissAusten's avatar

@rangerr Come on over! My kids would smother you with adoration and love as soon as they find out you have horses, love Star Wars, and can transform yourself into a zombie. You’d have to move in because they’d never let you leave. It’s kinda like Hotel California, but in Connecticut. Hotel Connecticut. Hm. Doesn’t have the same ring.

@JilltheTooth You and @KatawaGrey can certainly come over on Christmas morning! The more people here to eat the cinnamon rolls, the fewer rolls left for me to pig out on!

nebule's avatar

@JilltheTooth thank you hun xx

janbb's avatar

Leaving England tomorrow. It’s been a hard, sad time; my MIL is failing and the siblings here are really stretched to the limit. My MIL and I get along well, and one plus has been feeling the great love she has for me; in many ways less ambivalence on both sides that I have with my own mother.

@nebule Good on you for the non-smoking! We were in Northwich when she fell and I was thinking we were probably not far from you, but this was not a trip for socializing.

marinelife's avatar

@janbb If she is failing, then I am glad that you got to go and see her.

augustlan's avatar

My oldest and youngest daughters are in the kitchen, having made a pineapple upside-down cake (it’s in the oven), and currently making cocktail size pigs-in-a-blanket. Smells yummy in here!

JilltheTooth's avatar

Oh, man, I must be feeling better…all that sounds incredibly yummy!

Neizvestnaya's avatar

I just got two of the top three things on my own personal holiday goodies wish list!

Jude's avatar

I got my decorating on.

It’s a start!

Sarcasm's avatar

My many-sizes-too-small heart is so damn warm right now. I’ve gotten so many reminders in the past day of just how much I freaking love the people I’m close to.

I got an email from someone reminding me about a mini-high school reuinion happening at the end of this month, which I had forgotten about.
I also got an email from one of my teachers (Not exclusively to me, it was a mass mail to his students), forwarding information about some student job opportunities at a local telecomms company. My plate is supposed to be pretty full next semester but I really kind of want to do this.
It looks like my roadtrip plans are holding steady. Second weekend of January, five of us (Myself, my closest real life friend, his brother, and 2 of the brother’s friends) will be driving up to San Francisco, crashing in a hostel for a few nights, and seeing the sights.

I still haven’t heard back from Cal State Monterey Bay yet. I’d like them to accept me now, please. That’d make everything just be… perfect.

MissAnthrope's avatar

I’ve been lurking and lurving here for some time now, secretly enjoying reading about you guys and getting to know you. (I mean that in the least stalker-ish way possible) The last time I tried my hand at this thread, I ended up skulking away in shame because I’m not really good with the words sometimes and I didn’t feel I was adequately participating. Anyway, I’m hopping in here for a moment!

My biggest thing is that today marks 4 weeks of not smoking. Yeah! I did it all quietly and with a minimum of fuss, but the reality that I’ve actually, really quit is looking good. Chantix is a miracle pill.. if you know anyone struggling with quitting, make them try it. I can’t believe how easy quitting was!

My second and much littler thing is a blog post I wrote yesterday in a rare moment of inspiration. I’m proud of it because there is a lot of me in there – something I struggle with in writing, and the subject of the blog post explains why. Also, it feels good to know that I may be weird, but there’s at least a name for my weirdness. Now I just have to figure out how to work around it. I’m hoping to find an alexithymia research study so I can maybe get professional advice for free. ;)

@Sarcasm – You want a tour guide?

janbb's avatar

I feel a bit like Emily from Our Town but just having a normal day at work and home today feels so good after the sadness of being at my mother-in-law’s and being involved in her illness.

@MissAnthrope It’s great to hear from you. Will read the blog post a little later.

Sarcasm's avatar

@MissAnthrope My friend knows the area fairly well (I hope, given how many times he’s been there) so I think we’ve got it. But I didn’t realize you lived in SF! I may have to take an afternoon trip to meet some Jellies.

MissAnthrope's avatar

@janbb – Thank you. :)

@Sarcasm – I grew up in SF, homes. You couldn’t ask for a better guide. Well, except maybe one that’s actually lived in the city for the past 10 years, haha.

Jude's avatar

@MissAnthrope Good for you. And, continue to post. Please.

nebule's avatar

@MissAnthrope I sooo connect with your blog post, hell that could be me! Good for you sweetie you are a truly amazing woman xxx

KatawaGrey's avatar

One of my best friends in the whole wide world just came out. He is being totally cool and calm about it and we’re having a good laugh about some things his being gay explains. :) Unfortunately, he lives in Boston and I’m in CT which is too great a distance. :(

Coloma's avatar

Yippee!

Finished all my Xmas shopping and wrapped everything too!

My movie room is looking good with the giant foam beanbag love seat that has expanded to a very comfy and indulgent space.

Inertia at it’s finest. ;-)

Of course the cats are diggin’ it, I have been abandoned for the new piece of furniture.

Picked up a cool woven staggered rack for DVD’s and an interesting 4 foot tall paper lamp with orange bulbs, lookin’ good!

I also bought a tall rectangular canvas and 4 colors and my daughter is going to paint me a custom piece with the colors of my bedroom.
She is really becoming a remarkable painter and is now working on a giant vinyl record sculpted pyramid that will have individual paintings on each disc creating the whole of an Octopus.

I’m so excited to see what sort of design she comes up with!

A great day, and you know you’re really tired when you catch yourself putting on your turn signal when turning into your own garage. hahahaha

nebule's avatar

@Coloma still jealous! xxx ;-)

rangerr's avatar

I’m going to a special screening for the Clone Wars Star Wars tv show! tonight!
They are showing 3 episodes written by George Lucas’ daughter Katie.
Who is super sweet.
I can’t waiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit.

Cupcake's avatar

I’ve always wanted a husband who would brush the snow and scrape the ice off of my car in the morning.

I have one. :)

Cupcake's avatar

Annnnnnndddddddddddd…

We did family arts and crafts two nights ago and all cut out paper snowflakes. Last night I hung them in the windows in the living room and dining room, and two big purple ones in the front door (it’s mostly glass).

Since our house is on a corner, I got to smile at the view from my car for the entire turn this morning looking at the shapes in the windows.

Jude's avatar

Baby pangs are coming at me full throttle. One of my best friends just sent me a picture of her boy. Isn’t he beautiful? Look at that nose. :)

JilltheTooth's avatar

@mama_cakes: ooh, you better act on those…they won’t go away til you do!! ;-)

Leanne1986's avatar

I didn’t have to work for as many hours as I thought I would. I was able to finish at 5pm today rather than 9pm (I started at 9am) so plan on having a nice, relaxing evening to myself :)

MissAusten's avatar

My first attempt at french bread resulted in two lovely (OK, one is slightly misshapen) loaves that taste divine. I have to slow down on the bread baking before we all end up on Biggest Loser. :(

Also, I went grocery shopping today and managed to bring home $125 worth of groceries for $85 thanks to diligent searching for sales and an impressive collection of coupons.

@mama_cakes That is a handsome little boy! You should just hurry up and get yourself knocked up already. Or, come and spend a few days at my house and end those baby pangs once and for all! :P

Coloma's avatar

@MissAusten

At it again I see, tempting starving strangers with fresh baked bread.

I have 3 oranges, some leftover Panda Express and a wilted cucumber in my fridge right now.

Oh, I do have a can of peanuts too! lol

Grumbling all the way to the grocery store now. ;-)

JilltheTooth's avatar

@MissAusten : I can smell the bread from here! I’ll just follow my nose to your house

nebule's avatar

I finally managed to conjure up the guts to start the painting (It’s not going so well) but I’m sticking with it…

Coloma's avatar

@nebule

Do it, do it, don’t let your talent get moldy!

chyna's avatar

@MissAusten I printed that recipe off and hope to make those cinnamon rolls this weekend.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

I enjoyed a fabulous homemade breakfast with my bf of pancakes and homemade spicy sausage. He later called me at work to say tomorrow we’ll be shopping for a holiday tree! It’s been a decade since I’ve actively shopped for a holiday pine but I wanted to this year, I’m in the mood again :)

nebule's avatar

@Coloma my beautiful nude looks more like a deformed drag queen at the moment :-(

Coloma's avatar

@nebule

Maybe it is supposed to morph into deformed drag queen, go with the flow. lol

6:17 a.m. PST

Woke early this morning and am enjoying the stillness of the pre-dawn.

Going out to sit in my hot tub with coffee in a few minutes and usher in the sunrise.

The cats rushed me at the door to the garage a few minutes ago and escaped into the dark before dawn zone. Hopefully they will not encounter the last coyote hunt of the night. Alls quiet on the mountain, no red alerts coming from the sheep and donkeys, sooo, be careful kitties!

The never ending management scene. :-/

With trepidation I look upon the wad of receipts in my wallet and am fortifying myself for the surprise when I log onto my bank account. lol

Round and round the debit card goes, where it stops, nobody knows! haha

janbb's avatar

New thread will be coming soon.

Started out the day in a down mood but some good work conversations with colleagues and some good Fluthering have improved it greatly.

ru2bz46's avatar

I saw Pink Floyd last night! Well, so it’s actually Roger Waters, but, same thing. Seeing “The Wall” performed live, in its entirety, with 2010 stage technology makes for a truly awesome show! I’ve been listening to that album for over 27 years, so this was a real treat for me. Well worth the $125/seat nosebleed seats!

Jude's avatar

@ru2bz46 I got to see the show in Toronto a few months ago. The whole production was incredible.

MissAusten's avatar

I went Christmas shopping today and found the best ever pajama bottoms for my husband! They are very soft and fuzzy and have Darth Vader heads all over them! I think I freaked some people out in Target with my unbridled enthusiasm! It’s a family tradition for the kids to give Daddy some crazy pajamas every couple of years, and these are certainly the best! I so can’t wait to see the look of horror on his face when he opens them, and then see how happy the kids will be every time he wears them because he HAS to wear them! Yay yay yay!!

It almost made up for my frustration at learning that Harry Potter Legos are so popular they are impossible to find, and of course they’re the only thing my daughter wants for Christmas. :( It really pisses me off because she’s probably the only 11 year old girl in the world who specifically said, “I want the Legos more than a cell phone, iPod, or DSi. Only the Legos.” Ah well, time for Life Lesson #1: You don’t always get what you want. Dammit!

rangerr's avatar

@MissAusten THOSE ARE THE MOST COMFORTABLE PAJAMAS IN THE ENTIRE WORLD.

I met up with our lovely Jane (IBERnineD) today! She works at Origins skincare, ftw! and gave me a free facial. Then did my makeup.
It was lovely.

janbb's avatar

Jake – just Jake.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

SO snuggled up to me, face close to mine and said to me, “You’re right, love makes it (living) better”.

augustlan's avatar

A whole lot of ‘not great’ happening in my neck of the woods. All of your positive stuff is keeping me going. :)

rangerr's avatar

@augustlan I love you a whole lot, and I’m super happy you’re here.

augustlan's avatar

@rangerr Thanks, sweetie. :)

Coloma's avatar

A great couple of days at my little river store, and, my boss gave me a nice little Xmas bonus for his all around girl. lol

He appriciates my contributions and, my constant help in keeping him organized.

Sometimes I feel like I’m married again, always finding his keys for him, lost notes, contact numbers…haha)

Here’s to you Steve, long may I aide you in your growing dementia. lol

janbb's avatar

A hug to Auggie….

Five batches of cookies made so far. Anyone want to do my shopping for me? No inspiration this year.

chyna's avatar

@janbb No, but I’d be happy to sample your cookies to ensure their tastiness. I’m like that. Making the supreme sacrifices for my friends.

augustlan's avatar

@janbb Thanks for the hug. Can I have some cookies, too?

YARNLADY's avatar

The boys loved their Hanukkah presents which they opened yesterday. They played with them off and on all weekend. Mr X (age 3½) has been using our computers for months now, and even has his own child size mouse which he plugs in to play his games. This toy computer will keep him happy for another few months. I’m also getting him the laptop version of it to take home with him.

JJ has shown a propensity for telephones, always sneaking off with ours, so we gave him one of his own, also made by the same company. Sure enough, whenever the phone rings, he grabs his and listens to it’s pre-programmed talking. He still doesn’t talk, but I believe I heard him muttering into his phone today.

janbb's avatar

@YARNLADY What is with toddlers and phones? Jake got ahold of my iPhone last weekend and did not want to relinquish it. When I turned it off, he insisted that it be turned back on (by repeatedly pressing the bottom button.)

faye's avatar

The itching welts on my feet and legs are not quite itching 24 hours worth today. Sand fleas, no seeums?

Sarcasm's avatar

I took my first of three finals for this semester. For a 98% on it and the other 2% is from misreading a question. I thought it wanted the strongest password-based authentication available on Windows Server 2008, which is clearly MS-CHAPv2, but in actuality, it just wanted the strongest authentication period which is apparently EAP. Oh well.

Coloma's avatar

@Sarcasm

What? lol
Congrats!

rangerr's avatar

@Sarcasm It’s okay, bro. I make that mistake all the time. Maybe if you weren’t awake so damn early in the morning, you would have read the question better.

Jude's avatar

Snow day number three here..

No school.

Coloma's avatar

@Jude

I always loved those snow days when my daughter was growing up!
Enjoy!

janbb's avatar

Could do with a snow day. I am soooo unmotivated today.

JilltheTooth's avatar

My incredibly fabulous wonderful daughter has just offered to make cookies for me to give to the people I usually make fruitcakes for. I didn’t want to do the fruitcakes this year, I’ve been sick and they are really labor intensive, so when I told her, she suggested her cookies. I am beyond touched and grateful to have such a great kid!

Coloma's avatar

@janbb

I hear ya!

7:14 a.m. PST, dark, with a pouring cold rain and wishing I could stay inside all day, but alas, life calls me to action. lol

Crazy weather, from 68 degrees and shorts on Sunday to 48 degrees today!

Aaaah, but…I shall return to my great little cozy haven this afternoon decidedly richer. lol

janbb's avatar

@Coloma Try going from 43 yesterday to 21 today!

JilltheTooth's avatar

@janbb : Yeah, we did that, too. By widdle doze is code. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

chyna's avatar

It went from 23 to 9 degrees here. :-( By widdle doze and every odder body part id code!

gailcalled's avatar

6” of snow (one more plowing bill) and 13˚ now. I find it’s safest to plan five days ahead in winter due to power problems and being snowed in.

So, it’s gas, cash, library, food.

Charge cell phone

Empty litter and compost while I can still walk to woods.

Make soup.

Coloma's avatar

@gailcalled

and snuggle with Milo in front of the fire! :-)

Jude's avatar

@gailcalled Post pictures. :)

gailcalled's avatar

@Jude: MIlo here; Gail has left for town and I am too busy dictating my autobiography. Maybe later, after my champagne and caviar, I’ll find the camera.

JilltheTooth's avatar

Making gallons of different kinds of soup today, I’ll send some to @chyna and @gailcalled , with a special quart of my fish chowder for Milo.

janbb's avatar

@JilltheTooth (Waves flippers wildly in the air.) Me too! Me too!

JilltheTooth's avatar

@janbb : You betcha, sweetie!

chyna's avatar

@milo Just be sure that you appreciate @gailcalled for getting out in this weather to make sure you have food and champagne.
@jillthetooth Nnnneeed soup. Nowww. Brrr.

janbb's avatar

Milo here (dictated to an amenuesis) She serves at my pleasure; no appreciation is necessary.

Jude's avatar

Frank here: Sucking up the heating whilst resting three inches from the space heater.

janbb's avatar

(Should I start a new thread in which only animals can tell us something great that happened today?)

Jude's avatar

Heehee!

chyna's avatar

Yes! Frank and Molly have a lot in common, hogging the space heater.

Cupcake's avatar

I’m done for the semester!!!

And I got an A in Advanced Statistical Analysis with SAS! :)

nebule's avatar

@Cupcake Congratulations xxxxx <pops a cork>

Neizvestnaya's avatar

Sleep, glorious sleep.

janbb's avatar

NEW THREAD STARTS HERE!

Jude's avatar

ready, set, go!

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