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    Quote Originally Posted by daylilies View Post
    Well, he wants to do it so badly, and he was starting to get better about going to bed towards the end. He liked it so much more than he liked soccer or swim class or anything. I think we'll do it.

    I have pictures, I'll post them on facebook tomorrow.
    That's great!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by missychrissy View Post
    I really feel bad. I am trying to read and keep up, and so often I have thoughts about what I've read but by the time I get a chance to post any more, the topic is over or I simply do not have the time.
    I've been doing the same thing lately. I read through and have all these amazing things to say, and by the time I get to the end either the topic is thoroughly over or I've forgotten about it. I know I've missed out on some big events in some people's lives and I'm sorry for that.

    I hope your workload lightens up for you soon, even just a little. I hate feeling like I'm drowning at work.
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    Good for Josh!

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    Congratulations, Chrissy! The kids have certainly not chosen an easy path for themselves, but with your support, I'm sure they will do fine.

    I'm really glad Josh really enjoyed performing. Sounds like he's found his niche.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suja View Post
    Congratulations, Chrissy! The kids have certainly not chosen an easy path for themselves, but with your support, I'm sure they will do fine.
    No, they haven't and it does break my heart in that sense. But she's 18 and there's absolutely nothing I can say about it. Even if I felt it, I couldn't be angry because it's her life. I don't feel angry or even disappointed really. More like anxiousness because it really is the harder path. You said it perfectly. It's not a bad thing, just more difficult. But she's a smart girl and Kaleb is a smart guy. They'll maneuver through just fine.

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    So much I want to respond to but... Chrissy!!! You're going to have a new baby in your life! How wonderful! Congrats, Gramama!

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    Quote Originally Posted by demigraf View Post
    Gramama!



    I want a t-shirt with G.I.L.F. on it. I'm gonna be the hottest, rockenest Gramama ever! Well, at least for the next 10 years.

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    Wow! That's big news! Congratulations and best wishes to all of you.

    I am feeling the same about missing everybody's stuff. I realized that I never told you (Chrissy) that I'm sorry you lost your kitty. I'm sorry that your bad boss is such a terrible manager and that you are feeling so overwhelmed.

    Lydia, I get exhausted just reading about your days sometimes. I hope that things improve soon and that S starts sleeping so you can get some sleep.

    Jennifer - maybe as spring approaches you can go out to some local art fairs. It's a fun day and then you can see the stuff in person. You don't even really have to buy it that day - just look around and take photos, get business cards and then when/if you decide you can call the artist to talk about shipping. You might find something really unique and then you would have the memory of the day out to go with it.

    I know I 'm missing a lot of other stuff, too, and I'm sorry and thinking of all of you having trouble right now.

    I'm one event away from being done with my Easter season! I had a presentation at the local Czech society last night and it was just awful in a really funny way. It was in the church hall of a Lutheran church so out of the gate you know I'm not feeling comfortable! I was invited to be the first in line for the potluck dinner and almost got railroaded and run over by the old lady right behind me who was actually reaching over my hands to get to a dish of potato salad! Then no one invited me to sit with them to eat, so I sat by myself in this church hall feeling like an idiot, smiling and nodding and eating by myself (madly texting to my dh about everything that was going down). Then I had to sit through their meeting, with reading of the minutes, treasurer's report, listing of everyone in the hospital, who's home from the hospital, who died (because they were almost all over 75). Then we sang happy birthday to all the March birthdays. Then they planned a trip to the Couchatta casino in Louisiana: in case anyone is interested, they are leaving from the WalMart parking lot up on Parmer Lane and it's $38 with a free $25 credit at the casino, wooohoooo! Then they drew numbers for the door prize and guess who won!?! Me!!! But then they decided I shouldn't get the door prize and drew again so someone else won the cd of Czech liturgical singing. Then I had to stand up at a podium with a mike and give a talk about Ukrainian eggs to a bunch of people of Czech origin. It went reasonably well, all things considered. Then I gave a demo which was fine - about 10 people out of 50 were interested enough to stay. One of them was hanging over my left shoulder the whole time- she had been having a few little tipples over the course of the evening and was breathing hot fumes all over me and hiccuping as she asked questions that had already been answered in an over-loud voice. Most everyone told me that I should charge so much for my eggs because they could get them for like $8 apiece when they go over to visit relatives in Poland. But there were a few pleasant people who were interested and that was nice. I should concentrate on them. Because it was annoying to give up an evening in my busiest time of year for that. AND I hadn't read the instructions correctly for my Adobe Illustrator class and my professor called me yesterday at noon asking why I hadn't completed the online portion of my midterm which was due by midnight (because I didn't know about it!) I called in a favor and got a friend to take JoJo for a couple of hours so I could do the test before the presentation and then when I finished I realized that I had not done the test but instead I did the extra credit so when i got home at 9:30 I had to start over on the project. Whew! I got it done and uploaded by 11:45. Today I just felt tired all day. Tomorrow I clean the house (which hasn't been done properly in a long time - just the front rooms last week for my two workshops - because my in-laws come in town on Saturday and we are having a crowd over for Easter brunch. It's going to be a long day. I still haven't heard from the people of the Friday event - they have to raise money for me to come and I don't know if they have. I kind of hope not because I am tired but it would be a cool $400 that would come in really handy.

    So which of these do you all like?

    http://www.sundancecatalog.com/product/code/59830.do

    http://www.sundancecatalog.com/product/code/52020.do#

    http://www.orvis.com/store/product.a...ubcat_id=14866

    The last one is super cheap, but I'm not sure if I could deal with the pattern. I like the red one the best, but the stitching is too much like a regular quilt. I much prefer the coarser lines of the yellowish quilt. My bedroom has light turquoise walls and darker furniture. I am looking for the lightest type of quilt and these are that light cotton with light batting that are just a bedspread really. Opinions?

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    Chrissy - what do you think you want to be called? I like G-Mama! That sounds bad-a**!

    "Any idiot can face a crisis; it is this day-to-day living that wears you out." -Anton Chekhov


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    Chrissy! G-to-the-Ma! Congratulations!


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    I like the red quilt the best.

    I feel kind of bad that just reading about my days is tiring. That must mean I'm exaggerating or complaining too much.


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    Katy, that sounds like a nightmare. Easter is almost here. You can do it!

    I like the first one you linked, but I can't picture your room so not sure if it would fit. I'm sure it will, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3andMe View Post
    I like the red quilt the best.

    I feel kind of bad that just reading about my days is tiring. That must mean I'm exaggerating or complaining too much.
    Not necessarily. Your days might just be exhausting!
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    No, Lydia, I feel so bad for you and wish there was something I could do for you to help you.

    "Any idiot can face a crisis; it is this day-to-day living that wears you out." -Anton Chekhov


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    Quote Originally Posted by 3andMe View Post
    I feel kind of bad that just reading about my days is tiring. That must mean I'm exaggerating or complaining too much.
    SHUT UP!!!! God woman!!! lol Although, I do feel tired when I read about your typical day. And slightly guilty because I don't have 1/2 the stuff going on. Then I wish I could do more than just read and empathize. And then I go to sleep from sheer exhaustion.

    I'm still really bummed I had 2-3 desktops fail to image. It has almost broken my heart. I don't know how to fix it, and then there's the whole reimage process after SCCM is fixed.

    But I'm not getting caught up in that. I'm going to be Gramama. A hot, energetic one at that.

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    ps-even though I know I'm joking, I feel tremendously guilty for saying 'shut up' to you. That's something I don't think I've ever typed to anyone online ever. It feels bad!!

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    Congrats Chrissy! You are going to be the rocking-est gram ever!! That baby will be lucky to have you in it's life.

    I have a hard time keeping up with everything on here as well. Sorry for everyone who's lost pets recently
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    Katy, I like the yellow-y one best. It is the most unique/different one of the three. Then, I like the blue (I am a big fan of blue), and then the red.

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    I like this one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suja View Post
    Katy, I like the yellow-y one best. It is the most unique/different one of the three. Then, I like the blue (I am a big fan of blue), and then the red.
    My opinion too. Yellow, then blue, then red.
    I'm cracking up about your talk at the Lutheran church. I grew up Lutheran and hanging around in little church halls that reeked of coffee, butter cookies, lutefisk and old folks. I would have felt right at home. ;) But it's really neat that you stuck it out and taught some people about what you do. Good luck with the rest of your work! I imagine the easter season is exhausting for you.
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    WTG to Josh on the Lion King! I'll be looking for pictures too. How fun that he's found something he really likes doing at such a young age -- I think theater is great for kids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pepperlru View Post
    WTG to Josh on the Lion King! I'll be looking for pictures too. How fun that he's found something he really likes doing at such a young age -- I think theater is great for kids.
    They're up and he's a cutie!

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    Katy, if I had to choose, it would be the dark blue one. The green and red are too garish for me, I tend to like muted colors (especially if I'm sleeping in them!) but that's me.

    I uploaded the Lion King pics to facebook and I'm currently too lazy to get the wire to upload the videos to my computer. Apparently the minute and a half video is too big to upload to youtube just using my phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pepperlru View Post
    My opinion too. Yellow, then blue, then red.
    I'm cracking up about your talk at the Lutheran church. I grew up Lutheran and hanging around in little church halls that reeked of coffee, butter cookies, lutefisk and old folks. I would have felt right at home. ;) But it's really neat that you stuck it out and taught some people about what you do. Good luck with the rest of your work! I imagine the easter season is exhausting for you.

    OMG when I first moved to my current city, I had a lot of people asking if I liked lutefisk and I was like, um what is that. That and leftse. Little old ladies have such a strong accent (especially from the nearby rural towns), Oh yeah don'tcha know what lutefisk is?
    Um no, I'm from a town that is mostly Italians....I know pizza (which the ones they have where I live basically suck).

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    Ha, I can just hear them, dontcha know! My Norwegian grandpa, and his 13 brothers and sisters, grew up on a farm in North Dakota, and even after they moved to Cali, they congregated at their little Lutheran church with all of the other Scandinavians. It's funny to me that even though I'm a native Californian, I know I'd be right at home at any gathering in your neck of the woods. Lutefisk is pretty gross. I never developed a taste for it. But lefse -- we have lefse at every holiday meal. My gpa was the designated lefse maker in the family, but when he died, he passed the torch (and his griddle and his special homemade lefse turners, haha) to me and my mom. Ours will never, ever be as good as his, but we do what we can.
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    Yup it's very very Norwegian....half the people are Olsons or Andersons or something in that line. I said it is a sing-songy kind of accent that has a lilt at the end. It's cute. I mean really I just moved across the state but it was kind of culture shock. I have been here 6.5 years now and my family laughts at me when I got home because I guess I am starting to get a bit of the accent! LOL Plus some of the words and phrases in the language are different.

    I did like the lefse the one time I had it at a local restaurant.

    And a lot of people I know locally either grew up on farms or still live on one. And yeah I make a face when my boss talks about how they had pigs at his mom's farm last year....fed them and named them...and had no problem loading them onto the butcher truck and now they are having part of one for easter. Or the chickens and the process of them walking around to being on the plate. Um I'm a city girl....I don't want to know my food personally.

    I really miss the Italian food....there is one place in town that is ok and Olive Garden. LOL We make homemade pizza instead.

    And high school sports....wow, it's crazy to me how everyone follows high school sports and they show on the news the star teens signing to the colleges they chose. Vastly different from the Milwaukee area where people called about Packers and Brewers and that is it.
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    I think I just pissed off a girl I know because we were texting and she said she wondered if one of her friend's kids was planned or not and I said "that's not really something you ask someone".

    Is it really just because I've been hanging around here that I know that is a very insensitive question? Like, whose business is that and if you ask that question do you really want to know the answer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by daylilies View Post
    I think I just pissed off a girl I know because we were texting and she said she wondered if one of her friend's kids was planned or not and I said "that's not really something you ask someone".

    Is it really just because I've been hanging around here that I know that is a very insensitive question? Like, whose business is that and if you ask that question do you really want to know the answer?
    When Jesi told me, one of the first things she said was, "Condoms aren't completely effective." I told her I wasn't saying anything and it wasn't my business.

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    Yeah, either the answer would be yes we were trying or no, we were just screwing around (pardon the pun LOL) but either way I feel like that's more than I need to know about anyone's sex life. Except you guys, I don't mind hearing all the details. I just feel like asking that question serves no purpose other than satisfying a curiosity. I'm just cranky today.

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    I'm with you Kate. It's absolutely no ones business. I didn't even think it in my head when Jesi told me she was pregnant. She told me she wasn't trying, but she volunteered that information. It really isn't my business. I'd never ask anyone that.

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