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Bradmac

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Good morning ~
My goodness, this week is flying by. Can't believe the New Year is upon us. My husband is on vacation so I've been spending lots of time with him and the girls. I've been popping in here and there to read the countdown thread but I haven't had a chance to reply to any posts. I hope you are all doing well and that you had a very Merry Christmas. We had an extra special one this year, my oldest daughter got engaged! It was a beautiful, magical and romantic Christmas proposal. She was totally surprised and of course she said yes. Her fiancé is amazing and I'm so thankful that he included us. I'll post a picture of the "Marry Me" sign, it was hung in the gazebo in our backyard. I'm going to head over to FB soon to post a few more pictures if anyone wants to see. I hope to be around more next week as we will be getting back to our normal routine. Keeping all of you in my thoughts. Hugs and prayers <3

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Congratulations to your daughter!! Her fiancé was pretty smooth with that sign in Christmas lights! If Nancy had done that for me, I would have married her sooner! LOL
 

MerryCarey

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Well, things quickly got out of hand for little Bambina today. In about an hour, her fever jumped up to 104 and we had to rush to the doctor. It's not flu, strep, or pneumonia....but they still aren't sure. Trying a couple of different things to see if it breaks the fever. If not, we have to go back in 48 hours. At that point, I would guess they might admit her (that's just my guess). If you don't mind, could you say a little prayer for her tonight?
Absolutely.
 

Bradmac

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TGIF, Christmas friends!

I'm working today, but we have a three-day weekend coming up, so I'm looking forward to that.

My cousin and I went to see Rouge One (Star Wars) last night. I really enjoyed it! Trek is still king, but Wars is pretty good. ;)

It's finally a little chilly down south. It was 35°F when I drove to work this morning. Finally!

I hope y'all have a great day! :D
 

MerryCarey

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Here's a little something for the Marx Brothers fans out there in merry land.
When my brothers and I were younger, we used to put on skits for our parents guests, some of them involved Marx Brothers bits.
Thanks, I'll bookmark that!

I've long associated the Marx Brothers with New Year's Eve. In my teens I was a huge Marx Bros. fan, and always enjoyed the local TV station's Marx Bros. marathon on New Year's Eve. At Halloween, I used to dress as Harpo and play the character ... I didn't speak. It was huge fun, because people began to treat me as though I really were Harpo!

And this Christmas I got a thick, meticulously researched book about the Marx Bros.' stage appearances, from their vaudeville days through their film scene tours and wartime tours. Very interesting, because it debunks a lot of old myths and introduces some previously unknown info. And with your YouTube link, Minnie's boys are following me around just now!
 

made582

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Well, things quickly got out of hand for little Bambina today. In about an hour, her fever jumped up to 104 and we had to rush to the doctor. It's not flu, strep, or pneumonia....but they still aren't sure. Trying a couple of different things to see if it breaks the fever. If not, we have to go back in 48 hours. At that point, I would guess they might admit her (that's just my guess). If you don't mind, could you say a little prayer for her tonight?

Praying that Bambina is doing better this morning.
 

CGYager

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Greetings to all my MMC friends. I truly hope that you all had a somewhat calmer December that I did. Spirits never got down too far, but I won't say there were not a few frustrating moments. However, Christmas, even under less-than-perfect conditions is preferable to none at all.
Now the year is coming to a close, the outside decorations are still up until Monday and for my inside home, they will remain up until the end of January (the 30th to be exact). Got to get the house squared away in time for SuperBowl Sunday... ;)
I will be off Saturday through Monday, though I do not have any special plans. My wife works until 9PM on New Year's Eve and has to be back at 8:30 the following morning. But I will have a special dessert ready for her on the Eve and will cook stuffed Cornish Game Hens, with Scalloped potatoes, Broccoli Spears and dinner rolls for new Year's Day dinner.
I'll be back on later. I have missed you all...
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CGYager

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Well, things quickly got out of hand for little Bambina today. In about an hour, her fever jumped up to 104 and we had to rush to the doctor. It's not flu, strep, or pneumonia....but they still aren't sure. Trying a couple of different things to see if it breaks the fever. If not, we have to go back in 48 hours. At that point, I would guess they might admit her (that's just my guess). If you don't mind, could you say a little prayer for her tonight?
Morning Ballcoach. I'll say a little prayer right now.
 

made582

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Good morning ~
My goodness, this week is flying by. Can't believe the New Year is upon us. My husband is on vacation so I've been spending lots of time with him and the girls. I've been popping in here and there to read the countdown thread but I haven't had a chance to reply to any posts. I hope you are all doing well and that you had a very Merry Christmas. We had an extra special one this year, my oldest daughter got engaged! It was a beautiful, magical and romantic Christmas proposal. She was totally surprised and of course she said yes. Her fiancé is amazing and I'm so thankful that he included us. I'll post a picture of the "Marry Me" sign, it was hung in the gazebo in our backyard. I'm going to head over to FB soon to post a few more pictures if anyone wants to see. I hope to be around more next week as we will be getting back to our normal routine. Keeping all of you in my thoughts. Hugs and prayers <3

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Congratulations to your daughter, HMG!!!! Have fun planning the wedding!!!
 

Iteachpercussion

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Good morning,

Today is going to be a fun day. My wife and I are actually getting to go out this afternoon! We are dropping Henry off with grandma and grandpa around 3 today. Then, we are going to a comic book store, antique mall, nice Chinese restaurant, and then we are going to see La La Land. Excited to be kid free for a night!

Everyone have a great day!
 

NcGunny

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nmc42088

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Good morning ~
My goodness, this week is flying by. Can't believe the New Year is upon us. My husband is on vacation so I've been spending lots of time with him and the girls. I've been popping in here and there to read the countdown thread but I haven't had a chance to reply to any posts. I hope you are all doing well and that you had a very Merry Christmas. We had an extra special one this year, my oldest daughter got engaged! It was a beautiful, magical and romantic Christmas proposal. She was totally surprised and of course she said yes. Her fiancé is amazing and I'm so thankful that he included us. I'll post a picture of the "Marry Me" sign, it was hung in the gazebo in our backyard. I'm going to head over to FB soon to post a few more pictures if anyone wants to see. I hope to be around more next week as we will be getting back to our normal routine. Keeping all of you in my thoughts. Hugs and prayers <3

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Congratulations! Enjoy the wedding planning
 

nmc42088

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Today I only work from 6 to 10 because I worked an extra 3 hours yesterday for a Co worker so she is taking 3 hours of my shift today. It works out since today is my grandmas surgery. I will do some picking up around the house and putting some gifts away. Have a great day
 

MerryCarey

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Good morning,

Today is going to be a fun day. My wife and I are actually getting to go out this afternoon! We are dropping Henry off with grandma and grandpa around 3 today. Then, we are going to a comic book store, antique mall, nice Chinese restaurant, and then we are going to see La La Land. Excited to be kid free for a night!

Everyone have a great day!
Have a great time on your date!
 

CGYager

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Good morning,

Today is going to be a fun day. My wife and I are actually getting to go out this afternoon! We are dropping Henry off with grandma and grandpa around 3 today. Then, we are going to a comic book store, antique mall, nice Chinese restaurant, and then we are going to see La La Land. Excited to be kid free for a night!

Everyone have a great day!
Sounds like a fun day. What kind of comics do you enjoy?
 

made582

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Today I only work from 6 to 10 because I worked an extra 3 hours yesterday for a Co worker so she is taking 3 hours of my shift today. It works out since today is my grandmas surgery. I will do some picking up around the house and putting some gifts away. Have a great day

Praying your grandma's surgery goes well.
 

made582

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Good morning,

Today is going to be a fun day. My wife and I are actually getting to go out this afternoon! We are dropping Henry off with grandma and grandpa around 3 today. Then, we are going to a comic book store, antique mall, nice Chinese restaurant, and then we are going to see La La Land. Excited to be kid free for a night!

Everyone have a great day!


Hope you and your wife have fun!!
 

Iteachpercussion

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Sounds like a fun day. What kind of comics do you enjoy?

I am a DC and independent fan. I like the New 52 comics quite a bit. I also like the Batman '66 (based on the old Adam West Batman). The newer Lone Ranger comics by Dynamite are really good too. I have a bunch of old Sgt. Rock and The Nam comics as well. My wife is really into comics too. She reads a lot of graphic novels and steampunk type comics. One of our hobbies is cosplay, we go to ComicCons and dress up. Sometimes the whole family is involved and sometimes it is just my wife and I.
 

made582

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Good Morning, MMC!!! Its going to be a cold windy day here in central Indy. So I think I'll stay bundled up inside. I started packing up my Santas the other day and will probably do some more today. I'll probably need to get another tote for the ones I bought this year. Then I'll have to figure out where to store it too. My trees will stay up until Monday. I also have a whole case of bananas that my aunt brought home from work and gave to me tthat I need to do something with. I hope everyone is having a great day!!!
 
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