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Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#92811 Oct 20, 2013
squishymama wrote:
Weekend plans:
Nothing much tonight, which is fine because Saturday is going to be very full.
We have to get up and get a birthday gift so Lulu can go to a party at noon. Then me and the girls are off to my dad's for a family party. This may or may not include my crazy step-sister with the boyfriend that may or may not have molested my niece. We haven't spoken since Dickie sent her an email reading her the riot act, so this could turn out to be fun. He's concerned that she's going to lay into me for stuff he said, but I told him I care so little about her and what she might say to me that if she starts in, I'm packing up the kids and leaving.
But my good step-sister should also be at this party, at least I have my fingers crossed that she is there. She just started chemo and me and the girls were supposed to go see her Monday afternoon, but she was in the ER. It seems her white blood cell count was too high. I'm thinking that she will do her best to attend 'cause she wants to see the girls.
Then Sunday, Nunu has a birthday party to go to. It's a superhero theme, and I'm so excited that she will get to wear a costume that the MIL made for Lulu a few years ago. Parents with younger kids might have heard of her, Word Girl. Then after that, I think I'm going to take a nap.
how did all of this go?

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#92812 Oct 20, 2013
Monday's Abby:
http://www.topix.com/forum/chicago/T6AII6KHE2...

Monday's Amy:
http://www.topix.com/forum/chicago/T2NNJ5AN23...

I haven't read them, so i make no promises on the quality of the information contained therein....

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#92813 Oct 21, 2013
Aisle Sitter wrote:
Monday's Abby:
http://www.topix.com/forum/chicago/T6AII6KHE2...
Monday's Amy:
http://www.topix.com/forum/chicago/T2NNJ5AN23...
I haven't read them, so i make no promises on the quality of the information contained therein....
A touch of night ?

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#92814 Oct 21, 2013
Night owl.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#92815 Oct 21, 2013
Aisle Sitter wrote:
<quoted text>
how did all of this go?
Let's see...

Lulu had a great time at the party. Nunu and I had a great time wasting time until we had to pick up Lulu. We got hailed on briefly and spent too much money at the Spice House.

The family party was not too bad either. The bad step-sis did not attend and I did not inquire as to why. I really don't care, because parties are way more fun when she is not there. My good step-sis talked the girls about what's going to happen to her with regards to chemo and they seem to understand and aren't afraid of or for her. Dad and the ladyfriend cooked some pulled pork and that was excellent, so all in all it was a good party.

Nunu looked adorable as Word Girl and appearantly for the time of the party, she could fly.(The birthday girl's backyard reminded me of the Backyardigans, where there are four or five yards that are connected and one of these yards had a trampoline. When I got there to pick her up, she was still jumping, er, flying.) But I did not get the nap I was hoping for. Instead, I got the exact opposite; Lulu wanted to go for a bike ride. It was a little crisp, but we warmed up quickly (having only one gear on a hilly path will do that to a person). Our only trouble came when we encountered the Crop Walkers (that's a fundraising 5K/10K walk/run to end hunger) and they seemed to forget the rules of the bike path. I almost ran right into one joker who completely refused to move over to the correct side of the path. Thankfully, we only had to share the path with them briefly.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#92816 Oct 21, 2013
squishymama wrote:
<quoted text>
Let's see...
Lulu had a great time at the party. Nunu and I had a great time wasting time until we had to pick up Lulu. We got hailed on briefly and spent too much money at the Spice House.
The family party was not too bad either. The bad step-sis did not attend and I did not inquire as to why. I really don't care, because parties are way more fun when she is not there. My good step-sis talked the girls about what's going to happen to her with regards to chemo and they seem to understand and aren't afraid of or for her. Dad and the ladyfriend cooked some pulled pork and that was excellent, so all in all it was a good party.
Nunu looked adorable as Word Girl and appearantly for the time of the party, she could fly.(The birthday girl's backyard reminded me of the Backyardigans, where there are four or five yards that are connected and one of these yards had a trampoline. When I got there to pick her up, she was still jumping, er, flying.) But I did not get the nap I was hoping for. Instead, I got the exact opposite; Lulu wanted to go for a bike ride. It was a little crisp, but we warmed up quickly (having only one gear on a hilly path will do that to a person). Our only trouble came when we encountered the Crop Walkers (that's a fundraising 5K/10K walk/run to end hunger) and they seemed to forget the rules of the bike path. I almost ran right into one joker who completely refused to move over to the correct side of the path. Thankfully, we only had to share the path with them briefly.
Where did you find a hilly path?

I fully sympathize about Spice House. Do you remember the old Augie Doggie and Doggy Daddy cartoon where they sniff out a picnic basket and are drawn along by their nose and the scent.OTOH your hair smelled great when you left.

What did you splurge on?

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#92817 Oct 21, 2013
Going home from the hospital today!!! Will be able to catch up frommy computer tomorrow, going to nicks tonight for observation and supervision.

So more from me soon.

And

GO GIANTS!!!!!

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#92818 Oct 21, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>Where did you find a hilly path?
I fully sympathize about Spice House. Do you remember the old Augie Doggie and Doggy Daddy cartoon where they sniff out a picnic basket and are drawn along by their nose and the scent.OTOH your hair smelled great when you left.
What did you splurge on?
We were on the lakefront path from our house up to Northwestern. It might not really be that hilly, but it sure felt like it!

I had a whole list of stuff to get refills on:
Vulcan Fire Salt
English Prime Rib Rub
Chorizo seasoning
Old World Central St.

and then I couldn't resist the garlic salt. I think the girls might like it on pasta. There were some dips I'd like to try (hmmm, maybe for Thanksgiving..) and the hot cocoa mix. We have the pink himalayan salt which is sooo tasty and we'd like to get the truffle salt, but never seem to want to cough up the cash for it. That is so good on french fries...

But we also had to go smell the vanilla and other extracts; the faces Nunu makes are so cute.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#92819 Oct 21, 2013
Ok, now your just being mean....
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
And
GO GIANTS!!!!!

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#92820 Oct 21, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Going home from the hospital today!!! Will be able to catch up frommy computer tomorrow, going to nicks tonight for observation and supervision.
So more from me soon.
And
GO GIANTS!!!!!
Glad they are releasing you!!! We've missed you! Hope you are feeling ok!

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#92821 Oct 21, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Going home from the hospital today!!! Will be able to catch up frommy computer tomorrow, going to nicks tonight for observation and supervision.
So more from me soon.
And
GO GIANTS!!!!!
Yay!

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#92822 Oct 21, 2013
squishymama wrote:
<quoted text>
We were on the lakefront path from our house up to Northwestern. It might not really be that hilly, but it sure felt like it!
I had a whole list of stuff to get refills on:
Vulcan Fire Salt
English Prime Rib Rub
Chorizo seasoning
Old World Central St.
and then I couldn't resist the garlic salt. I think the girls might like it on pasta. There were some dips I'd like to try (hmmm, maybe for Thanksgiving..) and the hot cocoa mix. We have the pink himalayan salt which is sooo tasty and we'd like to get the truffle salt, but never seem to want to cough up the cash for it. That is so good on french fries...
But we also had to go smell the vanilla and other extracts; the faces Nunu makes are so cute.
Ok, now youve got me anxious to go to Spice House. I need stuff .Its a destination trip
unfortunately. I've got two jars of truffle salt here, they're yours. I'm not a fan of the stuff.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#92823 Oct 21, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Going home from the hospital today!!! Will be able to catch up frommy computer tomorrow, going to nicks tonight for observation and supervision.
So more from me soon.
And
GO GIANTS!!!!!
Woot! Hope you're feeling better and can't wait for you to fill us in.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#92824 Oct 21, 2013
Spice House? I want to go to there!

Although, our local Indian grocery has a vast enough collection to keep me pretty busy. Making spaghetti squash "mac and cheese" tonight.

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#92825 Oct 21, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Going home from the hospital today!!! Will be able to catch up frommy computer tomorrow, going to nicks tonight for observation and supervision.
So more from me soon.
And
GO GIANTS!!!!!
Woohoo!

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#92826 Oct 21, 2013
RACE wrote:
Ok, now your just being mean....
<quoted text>
Not at all! I want the suckiest tea in the NFL to crush the Vikings!!!!

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#92827 Oct 21, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
Spice House? I want to go to there!
Although, our local Indian grocery has a vast enough collection to keep me pretty busy. Making spaghetti squash "mac and cheese" tonight.
http://www.thespicehouse.com/

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#92828 Oct 21, 2013
HA!
I would almost prefer them to go winless all season, just to validate my misplaced faith in them.
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
Not at all! I want the suckiest tea in the NFL to crush the Vikings!!!!

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#92829 Oct 21, 2013
RACE wrote:
HA!
I would almost prefer them to go winless all season, just to validate my misplaced faith in them.
<quoted text>
Too bad the bears didn't go winless and get a high draft pick. Their season is over ... cutler out at least 4 weeks with a groin tear and Briggs, who calls the plays on Defense is out at least 6 weeks.

Stick a fork in them. They are done. 0% chance of making the playoffs. Will probably win just enough to screw themselves out of a good draft pick too.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#92830 Oct 21, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
Spice House? I want to go to there!
Although, our local Indian grocery has a vast enough collection to keep me pretty busy. Making spaghetti squash "mac and cheese" tonight.
i like the spice house for their blends just as much as for their "solo" spices....

and i agree that it can be a bad idea to go there...

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