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Good morning. More rain this morning. Forecast to turn to snow after lunch. We should get around 8 inches of snow on top of the 12 inches of rain we've already had this week. Mudslides are happening all around us. Hwy 441 across the Great Smoky Mountain National Parkway is closed due to a major mudslide. I love the snow and cold but the flooding and mudslides are no fun.

Have a blessed day everyone. Hope we are eating snowcream for supper.
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I miss snowcream so much. I am not a vanilla ice cream person (much prefer chocolate) but snowcream is another matter. LOVE it!!! Take care, my friend.
Captain Ignorant is back for the first time in Countdown 2013, what exactly is snowcream?
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Awwwww....I hope he has a home !!! xo
As long as he gets along with my other fur kids he can stay ~ so far he has been very good.
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I sort of got a little chuckle out of that little fact; at myself that is, with 300 days to the start of the Christmas season and I still have some Christmas lights lit on my front porch. Hee-Hee-Hee!

But, I have to admit, The inside decorations are now all down and put away and 85% of the outside decorations are now down/ off and are in the process of being put away.
All my outside decorations are down, but inside my doorways are still lined with lights and garland, a bunch of Santa's are still up and my window candles will be up until spring. Very slowly putting everything away.
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Good afternoon everyone!

Busy week. A co-worker is leaving the office next week and I am assuming a lot of her responsibilities. Even though I am not under contract as of mid-May. I'm still working on that though.

Ottawa has been enjoyable this week. I've been busy with the gym and hanging out with Kim. My knee continues to heal. I'm really hopeful for a mid-February recovery, but we shall see how it goes. Not a whole lot else is new.

Hard to believe we're 300 days until the Christmas Season already. Lots of 2013 remains to enjoy, however. It should be a great year! Speaking of good times, I'm excited for the weekend. A real good friend of mine is having his bachelor party this weekend in Mont Tremblant, Quebec. It should be lots of fun! Most of the group will be skiing. Unfortunately, I cannot partake in it due to my knee, but I don't mind... the NHL's opening day will provide me with plenty of entertainment. I can't wait to see the Kings raise their Stanley Cup banner. It will be a special moment! Of course, there should be plenty of other things planned too!

Well, have a great Thursday, everyone!
Enjoy your weekend, Go Bruins!!!
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Good evening, Christmas family

Well, my tree is "asleep." We took it down yesterday. But I am not all that sad. My sister has been giving me "pep" talks as well as all of you - I think maybe they are finally taking root.

My sister is supposed to visit this Saturday. I hope so. We haven't seen each other since Christmas Eve. It would be wonderful to be with her again.

I am kind of excited. I found one of our local high schools has a community education program where you can enroll in various classes for a four to six week period. They have a couple of writing classes and I am going to enroll in one !! I am not sure anything can really help my writing but I think it will be interesting. I was hoping though that I would be able to go to the school for the classes but they are online.
So I will still not be getting out of the house any more than now.

But that's okay.....I will hopefully be learning some helpful tips !!


Wish is sitting right by me snuggled up against me as I type this !!! He seems to be feeling SO good again. We have him on a soft food he gobbles up and I can tell the daily fluids help him feel much better. I know some folks probably would say he's "just a dog..." and would not go out of their way. As you all know, I am different. He is NOT just a dog just like everyone on this forum is NOT "just a human." Besides, it is no trouble now that I know how to administer the fluids....It is the least someone may have to do for me someday........and I would hope they would....I made a commitment to Wish just like all my furkids FOR LIFE....Not until things become inconvenient and expensive.....FOR LIFE....Okay.. Dont know what got me on a soapbox but done now....sorry.....

I think it is time for a polar bear signature again !!!

Have a very, very Merry Christmassy evening Christmas family and ((((HUGS)))) to all ESPECIALLY:

Ella, Harlowe, Snowball, Gomez, Ophelia, Sidney, Alex, Merlin, Snickers, Victor, Daisy, Diva, Mickey, Palmer, Mouse, Bo, Chico, Meca, Alvin, Charlie, Gary, Bailey, Jerrold, Irving, Martha, Uncle Julio, Missy, Scooby, Sasha, Jacob, Cracker, Bunny B, Penny, Pocket, LuLu, Bear-Bear, Stripey, Holly, Fate Puppy (London,) Buster, Missy, Baby, Santa's Polar Bears, Sangria, O'Malley, Beau, Taz, Zema, Rizzo, Bella, Happy, Sam, Guinness, Holly Noel, Larry SR, Mama, and all furkids everywhere xoxoo

A writing class ~ what fun! I know you will enjoy it, CM3! I'm so glad Wish is doing well ~ I hope he continues to do so! I also wanted to thank you again for keeping Bo's name in your shout out ~ I really miss him, but seeing his name makes me smile every time and it helps. {{{HUGS}}}
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Glad to be home from school. I had my Social Security phone interview today. It appears that I will get $617 the first month. Then my check will be offset by the "windfall" calculation. Yeah, right, my retirement is a windfall!!! Then I will receive $270 a month out of which they will deduct the $104 premium for Part B of Medicare. They will deduct more when I add Part F. So, at least the medical insurance will be paid for!
Good news that your medical insurance is paid for!
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Good Evening everyone! we have a new member to our family. We have decided to become foster parents to the local animal shelter..we just got a beautiful Burmese Mountain dog. Now this dog has to be on leash at all times even in the house. Our local dog pound does not put the animals to sleep as long as ppl will be foster parents until someone will adopt the animals.. we saw this dog and could not stand it being in a shelter..We have taken pictures of it outside playing and put it online and posted pics in the town to see if someone wants it..meanwhile snowball has someone to play with now and she is so sweet I think me and brandi could become attached and that will be okay too. I would not mind having another little furbaby!! So that is how my Monday has been..it's been a really good day... I hope everyone is doing good this mid January day.. We have a 3 day weekend coming up everyone! that is something to look forward to.
Aw, what a great thing you and Brandi are doing in fostering a dog!
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Good afternoon and Happy 300!


Been busy running around this morning, did a bit of grocery shopping. I did find a new decoration and bought it for $5. It is Mr. Christmas, it lights up and plays music. I had to get it.
Here it is:


Time to do some work around the house.

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I listen to Christmas whenever I want because many of the CDs I have aren't played by our local station. The specialness of it is that it is the local station that is playing the music, not just that it's Christmas music. Sometimes I just need a Christmas pick-me-up!

Originally Posted by caninemom3 View Post
I would love a local station that plays Christmas music at this time of the year, especially. I wish there was a cable channel on TV that played Christmas music 24/7 365 days a year but Music Choice is definitely out of the running for that.....
Here's an idea - I listen to the MMC Podcasts and such, but I have also found some pretty good Christmas music on-line thru Live 365, like "The Christmas Station". I sit here all day at my desk and switch back and forth to that and "Merry Christmas Radio" and other stations. All you have to do is sign up, It's free; you log in and listen to music all day. Of course the sites will ask you to become a VIP member, but you don't have to and some sites are VIP only, but there are soooo many free ones out there, that you don't need to sign up to pay to listen to music.
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All my outside decorations are down, but inside my doorways are still lined with lights and garland, a bunch of Santa's are still up and my window candles will be up until spring. Very slowly putting everything away.
I'm with you, I'm doing the slow take down thing as well, well, at least until the wife starts cracking the whip on me to take the decorations completely down...lol
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