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Old 05-22-2013, 08:24 AM
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Good morning,

Got woken up this morning by some rumbles of thunder, the boys are dropped off at school and preschool and I am just relaxing on MMC, and watching...wait for it..."The Night They Saved Christmas," which I saved on my DVR. I am the only one in the house who likes this movie. My wife cannot stand Jaclyn Smith, I don't know what she did to her. I think she looked quite attractive back then. Work will be beckoning soon enough.

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Good Morning MMC!!!!!!! It's going to be a warm day here but not as bad as the last couple of days. It looks like we will top out around 75. Then tomorrow we are back down into the 60's!!!!! I'm going to play mechanic today and do some work on mom's car. I let her take my truck to work so tomorrow I'll probably have to put brakes on it. I often wonder how she doesn't give her self whiplash with the way she slams on her brakes at the very last second. I also need to scrub the bathroom but I really don't want to. Maybe I'll put it off to tomorrow when it's even cooler. I hope everyone is having a GREAT DAY!!!!!!!!



Snowflake- There are 2 muffins sitting here with your name on them!!! You better hurry though, I don't know how much longer my will power will last!!!
That's very sweet of you to help your Mom like that, I'm sure she really appreciates all you do!!

I'm on my way!! Lock those muffins up, like you do your credit cards, lol!!




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Originally Posted by xmas365 View Post
Good morning,

Got woken up this morning by some rumbles of thunder, the boys are dropped off at school and preschool and I am just relaxing on MMC, and watching...wait for it..."The Night They Saved Christmas," which I saved on my DVR. I am the only one in the house who likes this movie. My wife cannot stand Jaclyn Smith, I don't know what she did to her. I think she looked quite attractive back then. Work will be beckoning soon enough.

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Say it isn't so!! I love Jacklyn!!

She is a beautiful woman, and I love that movie. It isn't for everyone, though.

Enjoy your down time!


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Hi everyone.....sitting at home with Kandice.....watching our first Christmas movie of the year.....and as pretty much every year.....it is "The Santa Clause".....it was about time for a Christmas movie
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what or where is the Pines....that everyone always keeps talking about.....Ive been here since 2008, but never really got that one
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This sounds like a perfect way to spend the day, Festive Spirit. I am sitting here with a hot cup of coffee. It is chilly here in northern California, believe it or not. It is even supposed to be coolish all this week, and I even have on my sweatshirt jacket right now! I have some great news: The California-Hawaii Elks raised OVER $3,000,000 (yes, three million dollars) for our "Purple Pig," which is our charity fund for crippled children. We use that money to help families who have kids with physical needs (we help a LOT of kids with cerebral palsy). These are families who would not otherwise get help. For example, Lily, my granddaughter would not qualify even though I am an Elk. She receives services through SSI because her case is one in which she will have to have aid throughout her whole life. She has "insurance" through SSI. The kids we help are those who don't quite qualify for a lot of SSI, but who find it difficult to meet the medical needs because of the high cost of insurance and therapy. We, as Elks, provide FREE vision and hearing screening, physical therapy (which is world-renowned in the area of cerebral palsy, especially). I am so proud to be a part of this worthwhile project. I was chosen to be the chairman of our district again this year, so I am going to be busy coming up with ideas for the Elks Lodges to try for fundraising dinners, auctions, and raffles. If you have any ideas, please let me know. Also, if you know of any kids in California-Hawaii who might benefit, let me know. The other states have their own children's projects, so if you know of a child in need, I will try to find out info for you. Also, we give away scholarships like you wouldn't believe. I think the Elks are either number 2, number 3 or number 4 in the amount of scholarships given out. Number 1 is the US Government. Bill Gates is right up there. He might have passed us up, but we were Number 2 for a LONG time. If you know of a child whose parent or grandparent is an Elk, he or she automatically qualifies for $1,000 as long as an application is filled out and sent in. To get the other Elks scholarships, the student does NOT have to have parents or grandparents who are Elks. Every state has a scholarship program. The US finalists receive $40,000 a YEAR for four years!!! Kids will say, "But I could never win." Well, he or she is right--you will never win if you don't apply!!! It does not cost anything to apply! So, if you know of any senior who lives in the US, let me know and I can hook you up with a state Elk association for a scholarship application. When a kid applies, he or she can get a local scholarship, then they can go on to district and get another scholarship, then on to state, then on to national. The opportunities are endless!!! Okay, I am off my soapbox for now!


Originally Posted by Festive Spirit View Post
Good Morning and Happy Pines Day! I 've not been to the Pines yet so perhaps I'll pop on by today. Keep an eye out for me!

First of all , I have been thinking of all of you experiencing severe weather. Stay safe you guys.

It is still grey , damp and dull here but compared to what some of you are experiencing, I am not complaining!

Baby Isaac and I are going to try and tidy up the garden today.....which usually means I've got a toddler covered in leaves and dirt by the end of it LOL.

Ok , well have a good day everyone !!!!
xxxxxx
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So far it is great, 'Tis the Season! How is yours?


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Hi all. Hope your having a good hump of the week.
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I hear ya on this, Star. I raised four by myself, too. My kids could not afford their school pictures, their class ring, or prom clothes. They missed out on a lot, but I made sacrifices where I needed to. The memories are the best!


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I always loved doing stuff with my kids, yes it never looked perfect, the rows were crooked, flowers trampled but it was always the most beautiful garden I ever saw!

My kids were raised by just me and my daughter made me cry the other day when she said "mom, we had so much fun growing up!" This from a kid who never got new clothes or a chance to take those ballet lessons she wanted, who often only had biscuits and jam to eat.

So keep doing those little things with your kids, that is what they will remember when they grow up.
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They have a room full of nutcrackers at Yankee Candle, all sizes, 6 feet tall, 8 inches tall and everything in between. He LOVES that room, I can't wait to go back there again.
I bet that's a pretty neat room!!


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I go in for infusions every once in a while. I sure feel better afterwards!


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Thank your Snowflake. I was also anemic when I was younger, maybe thats all it is.
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