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Old 08-22-2013, 07:32 AM
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Hope y'all have better luck at the water park this week!

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Good Thursday morning, my Christmas friends!

I keep thinking (wishing?) it's Friday. I gotta get over that.

We did all of our running around yesterday, getting Jacob to guitar practice and Elizabeth to ballet practice. When we finally got home, they up till 11pm doing homework. Yippee, schools back in.

It's hot & humid down here, so humid you can feel the moisture in the air. Yuck! But we go back to the water park tomorrow evening, so that should be fun.

I hope y'all have a great day!
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Hello MMC!
I hope everyone is doing well!
I have been super busy. I feel like everytime I log on here, I have to log right back off to do something. We have been doing some back to school shopping here and there. We have also been scheduling some doctor and dentist appointments. My youngest took her senior portraits a few days ago. I have also been working on financial aid applications for my two oldest. I am having some problems with that, and I am getting frustrated. And to top it off we are still having internet problems, we keep losing the connection. It also affects my phone. I could be in the middle of a conversation and then I lose the call. I have another technician coming to the house today to see if he could figure it out.
Other than that we are well. I am just completely sleep deprived and exhausted. I am looking forward to the start of the school year. I am looking forward to the girls being in early on school nights and me being able to get some sleep!
I hope everyone has a wonderful day!
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Good Thursday morning all. Sorry I haven't been around much. We are busy here. Fall semester has begun at the community college where I work. Our son starts his senior year of high school on Monday, 8/26. We are busy looking at colleges for him and applying for scholarships. (How I wish I could make him 5 years younger.) Most weekends we make the 3 hour drive down to check on my ailing parents. Neither one is doing well. Mom is still determined to go to Myrtle Beach on Labor Day weekend to see the ocean one more time. Hope we can make it happen.

An article in our local newspaper stated that the mountains of western North Carolina were second to Hilo, Hawaii in rainfall for the year in the US. We have already far exceeded our normal rainfall amount for the entire year. I certainly like the cooler temps but the rain has gotten old. Just 5 years ago, our well went dry during a drought. Now we have more rain than we can handle causing several land slides. It is suppose to be a nice weekend with only a slight chance of rain and highs in upper 70s and lows in mid 50s. We hope to be able to stay home and enjoy it.

Have a blessed day.
Hope you get some sunshine this weekend, friend.

Continued thoughts & prayers for you & your parents. Sending lots of strength & love to you all. ((Hugs))




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Hello MMC!
I hope everyone is doing well!
I have been super busy. I feel like everytime I log on here, I have to log right back off to do something. We have been doing some back to school shopping here and there. We have also been scheduling some doctor and dentist appointments. My youngest took her senior portraits a few days ago. I have also been working on financial aid applications for my two oldest. I am having some problems with that, and I am getting frustrated. And to top it off we are still having internet problems, we keep losing the connection. It also affects my phone. I could be in the middle of a conversation and then I lose the call. I have another technician coming to the house today to see if he could figure it out.
Other than that we are well. I am just completely sleep deprived and exhausted. I am looking forward to the start of the school year. I am looking forward to the girls being in early on school nights and me being able to get some sleep!
I hope everyone has a wonderful day!
Thinking of you!! I'm going to have to start calling you Wonder woman =]

Hope you can get the Internet fixed today.

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Hope you get rest, and internet soon!


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Hello MMC!
I hope everyone is doing well!
I have been super busy. I feel like everytime I log on here, I have to log right back off to do something. We have been doing some back to school shopping here and there. We have also been scheduling some doctor and dentist appointments. My youngest took her senior portraits a few days ago. I have also been working on financial aid applications for my two oldest. I am having some problems with that, and I am getting frustrated. And to top it off we are still having internet problems, we keep losing the connection. It also affects my phone. I could be in the middle of a conversation and then I lose the call. I have another technician coming to the house today to see if he could figure it out.
Other than that we are well. I am just completely sleep deprived and exhausted. I am looking forward to the start of the school year. I am looking forward to the girls being in early on school nights and me being able to get some sleep!
I hope everyone has a wonderful day!
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Hello everyone. At lunch I went to a nearby town called Arcadia, off the old Route 66 (I'm a sucker for Americana and nostalgia!). I've been there many times before, but since I'm about to leave this job and won't be so close, I went one last time (for a while, anyway).

There's an old round barn that's a Route 66 landmark built in 1898. Pretty cool!



Here's a shot of the inside, on the second floor. The ceiling is very cool (looks like you're in an upside down wicker basket).
I would love to take a convertlble trip up/down Route 66!! Thanks for sharing the pcis. Very cool!!!!

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Peach salsa!

MMMM! I love peach salsa. I made pineapple salsa last night - lots of peach left from last year!


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I've never heard of Sweet Catawba. Let me know how it is, in case I run into it. My FIL makes wine, so we drink it occasionally. I drink the pink as well, but never had the sweet.


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I will let you know! I think it would be fun to make homemade wine! My Dad use to make it every year!

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Wow!!! Looks yummy!!! Nice!

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Good evening, everyone! How are all of you? I am doing okay. Not feeling 100% today, but I will pull through. Tonight is my night off, so I am planning on trying to rest.

What are your plans for tonight? I have to go to Pre K orientation tonight, from 6:30 to 8:30 for EA, so my MIL is coming to watch the kids, since my DH is working. Other than that, I will stop back by the Pines tonight!

Well, I am off to get some stuff done around here before leaving. Talk to you later on. God Bless and keep smiling!


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Hope you are feeling better today!!! How was orientation?

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For all of you that like Ryan's round barn. I invite you to come visit and stay just up the road from me here-

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Rev...e_Indiana.html
Looks cool!!!!
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Whoa. What a night at the Pines....
Q: who put Mr. Bubble in the punch bowl?
Q: who put"Right back where I started from" the 1973 Polly Brown hit on repeat play on the Karreoke?
Q: who told Jayish it was a leopard print thong theme?

Yabbaaaaa
It's gettin' creepy now...It's almost like Binger is looking in my windows...How in the world does he/she know I'm wearing that???

Scary...
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It's gettin' creepy now...It's almost like Binger is looking in my windows...How in the world does he/she know I'm wearing that???

Scary...
Oh man, I just hope no photos are leaked on the Internet!!!
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Originally Posted by HomemakinGirl View Post
Hello MMC!
I hope everyone is doing well!
I have been super busy. I feel like everytime I log on here, I have to log right back off to do something. We have been doing some back to school shopping here and there. We have also been scheduling some doctor and dentist appointments. My youngest took her senior portraits a few days ago. I have also been working on financial aid applications for my two oldest. I am having some problems with that, and I am getting frustrated. And to top it off we are still having internet problems, we keep losing the connection. It also affects my phone. I could be in the middle of a conversation and then I lose the call. I have another technician coming to the house today to see if he could figure it out.
Other than that we are well. I am just completely sleep deprived and exhausted. I am looking forward to the start of the school year. I am looking forward to the girls being in early on school nights and me being able to get some sleep!
I hope everyone has a wonderful day!
I hope you can catch up on that sleep. I remember so well that time in my life especially with teenagers. I felt like I had one eye open 24/7 to make sure they were all in safely by a certain time during the summer. It was like a part-time job managing it all!
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While we're talking about the Pines...

I would like to clear the air and address the elephant in the room:

I apologize for my conduct last night. I'm not sure what all I did. Carl gave me something to drink and promised it was only coffee. Next thing I know I'm waking up on my front lawn with no recollection of how I got there, wearing a sombrero that I've never even seen before. Needless to say, my wife was very disappointed in me.
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