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Jess in NJ wrote:
It feels like Friday. I'm a little disappointed every time I realize that it is only Tuesday (it IS Tuesday, right?).
If I had magical powers, I would MAKE this Friday.

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Mar 5, 2013
 
RACE wrote:
Not even a little bit.
Will you get out of work early? yanno, so you can freeze your but off cleaning your car, maybe get some slush inside your shoes....
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I'm retired, don't have to go anywhere. Car's in the garage and the snowblower has electric start. Life is good.

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Mar 5, 2013
 
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>Hey- welcome aboard!
I just noticed my dog was gone. Didn't realize that when I used CCcleaner it wiped out my sign in.

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You know it's going to be good, packing snow.
What I really want to do tonight is get my snow clothes on and make a bunch of snowman up and down the driveway -- ala Calvin & Hobbes. It would be fun. I live on sort of a main road in town.
I was just thinking the same thing. I was actually looking at those cartoons yesterday. I like the one where he makes it look like a snowman is being chased by sharks.

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LOL, almost! You cant go boating today, I can.
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I'm retired, don't have to go anywhere. Car's in the garage and the snowblower has electric start. Life is good.

Toj

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Sam I Am GEAM wrote:
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I was just thinking the same thing. I was actually looking at those cartoons yesterday. I like the one where he makes it look like a snowman is being chased by sharks.
That one is good. Here, go down memory lane: http://www.angelfire.com/wa/zzaran/calvin.htm...

I'd love to do the Repent ones. It's suppose to be in the 40s by week's end so they'll start melting on Thursday.

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Yes, Tuesday.
I need to find warm black dress pants tonight. I have a $50 gift card that says I will! Our weather here has been chilly but we can wear jeans to work so it's no big deal, but Vegas' weather is looking very similar and while I could get away with jeans for the conference, I'd rather not. So my mission tonight is black pants and a jacket/blazer that is warm enough but will travel well.
Talbot's. Reliable, basic, good quality, covers lots of sizes and sometimes has good stuff on sale.

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RACE wrote:
LOL, almost! You cant go boating today, I can.
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That's true, from someone who's been behind the wheel of boats since before you were born. I do miss that in the winter. Two Ski Nautiques in the family now and my son is buying a sailboat for Lake Michigan.

Did you see on Yahoo about the guy who was watching TV news and saw his yacht aground and 3 people refusing rescue. Turns out they stole it.

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Toj wrote:
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That one is good. Here, go down memory lane: http://www.angelfire.com/wa/zzaran/calvin.htm...
I'd love to do the Repent ones. It's suppose to be in the 40s by week's end so they'll start melting on Thursday.
Excellent.

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Yes, we all understand and support her. She's almost 93 and the chemo or radiation will likely kill her before it cures her.
mine was 92, adn they never talked surgery and brushed off chemo. The surgery would have killed her adn the chemo would have been just... too... much.... they were talking a bit about "palliative radiation" that would shrink her tumors and slow the progression some. she didn't want that eihter (i think because she didn't like the radiologist). she made that decision and was fine with it. in the end, she agreed to hospice, and it was her decision. as long as she was happy, we were fine iwth it.

if she's near chicago, have the family look into Rainbow HOspice. PM me if you want more info. aside from sending a rabbi chaplain to a catholic nursing home, we;ve been very happy iwht them. and the rabbi is just a puzzlement, not bad...

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Toj wrote:
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I have a pair of ponte knit pants in charcoal that are warm and look nice. At least I think so.:)
When's your conference?
I fly out on the 16th and back on the 20th. I'm always cold anyway. Last year's was in Dallas and the pants I wore have shrunk in the wash since then.

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I fly out on the 16th and back on the 20th. I'm always cold anyway. Last year's was in Dallas and the pants I wore have shrunk in the wash since then.

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Ok, since we're talking about medical stuff today, I'll add my stuff. E and I just got back from visiting my in-laws for the afternoon and I don't know how much longer my FIL has. He was diagnosed with CMMoL almost a year and a half ago, after the doctors ignored his symptoms for several months (they were more concerned with the stents that needed to be put in and required very complicated surgery). He now weighs less than 140 lbs (5'11" tall) and has no appetite. He is so weak that he needs a walker and he has started developing bed sores.

My husband is also facing furloughs as a result of the sequestration, so he is stressed and barely sleeping.

My Grandmother asked me today if I would go to the cemetery with her and my Aunt on March 18 and I said no. It is almost 2hours away, my kids have school that day and I refuse to let my Dad's bday to become a day of mourning. I'll celebrate my Grandfather's life on his birthday in August, not by crying over a stone.

Sorry, I needed to get that off my chest.

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j_m_w wrote:
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I fly out on the 16th and back on the 20th. I'm always cold anyway. Last year's was in Dallas and the pants I wore have shrunk in the wash since then.
It gets cold in Vegas? Who knew. Last time I was there, it was so hot, and this is not an exaggeration, my sunglasses got so hot WHILE I WAS WEARING THEM, that they began to burn my face. In good ole FLA, that only happens if they've been sitting inside your locked car with the sun beating down and you pick them up and immediately put them on your face.

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Mar 5, 2013
 
RACE wrote:
Yeah, ice cream does that to clothes...
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Yes, it does.

Typed as I consume a yummy burger with goat cheese.

I'm home again today; had to make a kinda emergency doctor appointment. I've been wheezing and having trouble breathing lately, but Sunday night Dickie woke me up because my wheezing had woken him up so it was time to find out wtf is wrong with me.

Doc thinks it's asthma. I'm afraid it's something worse; we'll see what the xrays have to say.

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squishymama wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, it does.

Typed as I consume a yummy burger with goat cheese.

I'm home again today; had to make a kinda emergency doctor appointment. I've been wheezing and having trouble breathing lately, but Sunday night Dickie woke me up because my wheezing had woken him up so it was time to find out wtf is wrong with me.

Doc thinks it's asthma. I'm afraid it's something worse; we'll see what the xrays have to say.
Keeping my fingers crossed for you.

(((Squishy)))

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Mar 5, 2013
 
RACE wrote:
Yeah, ice cream does that to clothes...
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Bite me. If I'd gained weight, the last place I'd lie about it is here.

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Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>It gets cold in Vegas? Who knew. Last time I was there, it was so hot, and this is not an exaggeration, my sunglasses got so hot WHILE I WAS WEARING THEM, that they began to burn my face. In good ole FLA, that only happens if they've been sitting inside your locked car with the sun beating down and you pick them up and immediately put them on your face.
It's highs in the low 70s, lows in the 40s-50s there now. I know I won't be outside much but the conference centers - whatever city they're in - are usually chilly to me.

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Mar 5, 2013
 
Ouch!
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Bite me. If I'd gained weight, the last place I'd lie about it is here.

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Mar 5, 2013
 
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>It gets cold in Vegas? Who knew. Last time I was there, it was so hot, and this is not an exaggeration, my sunglasses got so hot WHILE I WAS WEARING THEM, that they began to burn my face. In good ole FLA, that only happens if they've been sitting inside your locked car with the sun beating down and you pick them up and immediately put them on your face.
Yes, yes it does. It gets really freaking cold in the winter. I've been there when it snowed. Remember, the desert doesn't hold the heat which is why even though it may have been 120 in the middle of the day, it might be like 80-ish at night. I loved living in Vegas, except for the people. <shrug>

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