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Christmas Countdown - 2019

Discussion in 'Christmas Countdown' started by Crown 84, Jan 1, 2019.



  1. AuntieMistletoeDear

    AuntieMistletoeDear MMC Hostess of Christmas Online MMC Lifer Christmas.com Alum Christmas Crew Christmas Talk Alum


    I may have found a spot for us in the south end of our city; swinging by to take a look from the outside and if it looks solid (no cracks, siding or roof issues), I'll get my dad to come and look at the interior with me as he used to be a Real Estate Agent. There's even a ramp for easy accessibility to the front door of the duplex. As long as the bedroom is on the main floor and everything else checks out; we're good. And it has a fair sized garage and a small back yard with a storage area in the basement.


    Have a super Sunday and by golly, stay jolly! -lights-
     
  2. Minta

    Minta Charles Dickens' Editor MMC Lifer Christmas Crew

    Praying it works out for you
     
  3. Minta

    Minta Charles Dickens' Editor MMC Lifer Christmas Crew

    Have the doctors tested him for non convulsive seizures? My dad had a mini stroke several years ago and as a result of the scarring on the brain developed non convulsive seizures. They are not as common so most doctors do not even test for it.
     
  4. Crown 84

    Crown 84 Official MMC Countmeister MMC Lifer Christmas.com Alum Christmas Crew Louann Jeffries Award

    Good Morning, Folks!
    The remainder of our weekend is just beginning.
    And today is the first day of the rest of our count!

    Today's data:
    Days to the Season: 213
    Days to Christmas Day: 255

    And those numbers immediately inform us, without the need for reference to our Countdown chart, that we are now UNDER two weeks away from the 200 day Season Window and the start of a 100's level count sequence to our season of choice.
    But even before that day arrives, we will reach the ONE THIRD point in our Christmas Day count, arriving at it in just 12 days. Shockingly close now to SINGLE DIGITS!

    It rained off and on here most all day yesterday, precluding any further yard work.
    Still more precipitation may be coming our way today, but the chances of it are somewhat reduced.
    Our beginning temperature for today is 67 degrees, here. And needless to say, it's quite damp.

    Have a Super Sunday, Friends!
     
  5. Edge612

    Edge612 Christmas Royalty MMC Premiere Member

    Thanks Crown! Happy Palm Sunday!
     
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  6. Minta

    Minta Charles Dickens' Editor MMC Lifer Christmas Crew

    Good foggy morning! Spent yesterday meat shopping, dividing up the meats and getting them into the freezer. Going to finish up laundry and then do some baking (strawberry oatmeal bars and PB&J Bars) and hubby wants baked ziti for dinner. Hope everyone has a great day.
     
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  7. Iteachpercussion

    Iteachpercussion Elf Supervisor MMC Premiere Member Santa's Elf

    Good morning all!

    Today is a rainy, stormy day in Ohio. A great day to stay inside and relax.

    Yesterday we went to Pittsburg for the SteelCity Comic Con. Five members from the cast of The Office were there. We got our picture with the group which was awesome. My wife is HUGE Office fan so this was her birthday present. (Her birthday was the end of March) She wore a dress that has pictures of all of the cast members on it. Meredith (from the Office) actually took my wife's picture. LOL

    We then went to their panel discussion and my wife got to ask a question. She was so excited!
    Also, one of my wife's students (my wife is a junior high art teacher) made a picture of Stanley from the Office. We brought the picture and had Stanley sign it. That is the second time one of her student's art work has been signed by a celebrity.

    So today I am just relaxing around the house. My wife is out on a shopping trip with a friend. It is a special trip that helps raise money for charity groups.

    I hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday!
     
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  8. Rich

    Rich Ornament Craftsman MMC Donor MMC Premiere Member

    May God bless you and keep you Auntie.
     
  9. HomemakinGirl

    HomemakinGirl North Pole Domestic Goddess MMC Lifer

    Good morning friends ~
    Wishing everyone a blessed Palm Sunday!
    xx
     
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  10. Christmaswarlock

    Christmaswarlock Eggnog Chugger Merry Forums Member

    I like The Office also, I have noticed though that it attracts people with kinda a odd sense of humor. Its one of those shows that if you dont like it from the 1st episode chances are you will never like it.
     
  11. Christmaswarlock

    Christmaswarlock Eggnog Chugger Merry Forums Member

    Thanks Crown and a merry albeit soggy Sunday.
     
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  12. AuntieMistletoeDear

    AuntieMistletoeDear MMC Hostess of Christmas Online MMC Lifer Christmas.com Alum Christmas Crew Christmas Talk Alum

    Thanks, Minta - it won't do the trick - turns out it's a semi-detached and not at all appealing (except on the inside). My dad is going to touch base with a former colleague next week and we'll do a more proper search. I can see us somewhere new by the summer.
     
  13. AuntieMistletoeDear

    AuntieMistletoeDear MMC Hostess of Christmas Online MMC Lifer Christmas.com Alum Christmas Crew Christmas Talk Alum

    Hi Minta, no they didn't test him for that specifically, but the CT Scan didn't show anything alarming. He has some small scarring from a head injury back in June, 2000, but other than that there was nothing to help understand his condition except that he has an irregular heart beat. They stopped his blood pressure pills as a precaution. They may do a deeper swallow test this week because he's still eating the pudding-texture food. He has a touch of pneumonia on top of everything else, but that could have been caused from the liquids getting into his lungs instead of going down to his stomach. He doesn't actually shake or blink his eyes when he "zones out" as I call it. His heart just forgets to pump and his brain forgets to tell him to breathe properly.

    Today was a better day than yesterday. He is still unhappy about where he is, but his angry phase has subsided and he's willing to have the heart monitor put back on so they can find out what's wrong and fix him up.
     
  14. Minta

    Minta Charles Dickens' Editor MMC Lifer Christmas Crew

    My dad didn't shake or blink his eyes either and would be in a comatose state for anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes. After he would have no memory of the episode and mentally he was fine. He had minimal scarring on the brain from the mini stroke but it was just enough to trigger them. I pray they find answers soon for his sake and yours.
     
  15. AuntieMistletoeDear

    AuntieMistletoeDear MMC Hostess of Christmas Online MMC Lifer Christmas.com Alum Christmas Crew Christmas Talk Alum

    This is interesting, my granddaughter who is just wrapping up her first year of College did a sketch of Steve Carell from the Office. I didn't even know she was drawing until my son showed us two of her art pieces. Amazing talent - I'm still drawing potato head or pitch-fork finger people. She did his face with such detail I thought for sure it was a photograph.
    I told her to send it to him and well imagined he'd share it on Twitter or something because it was that good and he would take it as a compliment. She did one of a girl putting on makeup with amazing eyelashes, but the Carell one made my jaw drop.
    Sounds like a fun time.
     
  16. AuntieMistletoeDear

    AuntieMistletoeDear MMC Hostess of Christmas Online MMC Lifer Christmas.com Alum Christmas Crew Christmas Talk Alum

    I wonder - options are still on the table; at least today he was in a better frame of mine and ready to let them monitor his condition to work on a "get of jail" plan.
     
  17. AuntieMistletoeDear

    AuntieMistletoeDear MMC Hostess of Christmas Online MMC Lifer Christmas.com Alum Christmas Crew Christmas Talk Alum

    Good news for me - :snowhappy
    if you've been following along in my tales of driving; two summers ago I drove to Toronto and back alone without passengers - that was a big deal for me 'cause the traffic is crazy.
    I also got to sail a rather fine boat and I mean steer it.
    Well, the Captain was chatting with my brother, and he told him about my husband's health issues and that I was coming and looking forward to catching up with him and some other folks and the Captain gave me a ticket to the huge gala event before the caravan starts so now I'm going to see Tom Cochrane and Friends over dinner with a cool Captain, my dad's friend, a classy jazz singer and her husband who saved JazzFM - my "me time" will be extra special now.

    So kind of Paul to offer me a ticket, my brother said he had a spare one, but I well expect he is being modest and bought it to cheer me up.

    +f I'm going to be entertained for several hours.

    I had to cancel on my cousin, but she understands; if she comes we'll catch up then or when I go back for a vacation in the summer.

    I'll try to get on here tomorrow before I take off; I have to go to the hospital to visit for a bit before we leave. I'm not taking my laptop.

     
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  18. Meceka

    Meceka MMC Associate Editor MMC Lifer MMC Donor Santa's Elf Christmas Crew Louann Jeffries Award Kringle Radio DJ

    Safe travel, Auntie, and have a merry time! {{{HUGS}}}
     
  19. Meceka

    Meceka MMC Associate Editor MMC Lifer MMC Donor Santa's Elf Christmas Crew Louann Jeffries Award Kringle Radio DJ

    Wishing everyone a merry week!
     
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  20. Binger

    Binger Rudolph's Groomer MMC Lifer Christmas.com Alum

    Storms getting ready to hit us here in SE VA. Better put on some coffee. Oh waits there’s a pit on already. Silly me. Yabba!
     

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