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EyeOfTheNewt

Cape Coral, FL

#97993 Nov 30, 2013
Vic wrote:
Where' Eye?
I hope she didn't overdo. Eye, you okay?
I'm here Vic. No problem, just tired today. Will catch up with you tomorrow. Nite all.... xx00xx
Karma

Canton, OH

#97994 Nov 30, 2013
Sami wrote:
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Awe, the needles on the tree suck. We just started getting a real tree in the last 6 yrs. as I wouldn't get them when my children were toddlers cuz of the needles. Sometimes I wish we just got another artificial tree cuz you can put them up earlier and they never die and nope, it's not called faux or fake, I call them artificial, which sounds better to me...lol However, when we started getting real trees, I gave my old one to the salvation army & that's the 2nd one I gave away so I don't know if I want to buy another artificial one or waste space storing it, but I do like them all the same. Also, I think ur leapord décor sounds FUN!
Yes, ITA, Annie has me roflmbo when she gets on her roll concerning the Cumming's clan. I really do lol....heehee
I know what you are saying, there are def pros and cons when it comes to real and artificial. Another thing I didn't like about the real tree is, we leave ours up for about a wk after Christmas, so, it was def not good anymore by then. But, with real, you don't have to stand there fanning out all the branches. Lol.

Thanks, I love the leopard decor we found. Should be cute once we get it all done. Do you do a themed tree? My favorite ornaments were the ones the kids made when they were young. lol
Karma

Canton, OH

#97995 Nov 30, 2013
Vic wrote:
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Wow leopard theme, I like it. My son is a big Ironman fan. He has only 1 tattoo but it covers his left side and upto his back, of course it's Ironman. That's what the boys call him, cause in their eyes he can do everything. He is loved by all children cause he's such a big kid himself. He's got such a loving heart. We all agree and hope her boytoy keeps her very busy. Then she doesn't have time to cause more Drama for us.
Oh Eye had the right answer for my fleas. I can live with the salt for 3 more weeks. I took my Thanksgiving on the road. Fixed for son and GS, they enjoyed their food and each other, I took Mom hers and spent day with her. Hubby and I had ours. Everybody happy,happy,happy. Now if only I could get the outdoor family of reindeer lights to all work. Always something.
Aww thanks Vic, pretty excited about it. That's too cute your son is into Ironman and the kids call him that. He sounds like a great guy and awesome father!! Yea, I am thinking she will stay quite busy with her new toy. I know that will be a relief!

That was so sweet of you Vic to cook for the family and deliver it!! Girl, I bet you were tired after all that.

Hope you get your reindeer fam working. Love those, they look so good all lit up! Someone here put red bows around their necks, looked really cute.
EyeOfTheNewt

Cape Coral, FL

#97996 Dec 1, 2013
Vic wrote:
Good Morning Guys,
Eye,
Too bad about the relish. Thanks again for the deviled egg receipe. I'll have to double the receipe next time cause they went quick. I had a lovely day with my mom but before I left she sent me on an errand to Wal-Mart. She wanted me to get a couple of things that went on sale at six that night. Oh,boy was that a shopping experience. I got there at 4:30 and thankfully the cookware and mattress pad were on skids side by side. Police were on patrol. All went fairly well,I talked one woman out of getting physical with other shopper, well, five till six, all hello broke out, people were grabbing items throwing them into carts. I knew the big guy who was standing next to me, he threw a set of the cookware into my cart, I grabbed the mattress pad, and somehow got myself,cart to checkout. I would have only gone into this bullcrap only for my Mom but never again. I walked out of the store as a man was walking in he said you look like you've been beat and felt like I had too.
You got lucky Vic, that you were actually able to get the items you went there for. GREAT BUYS! Good thing you got there early. What I can't imagine, is, how you managed to get there so early on a Thanksgiving afternoon after fixing and serving a big dinner. I'd have been completely worn out and stuffed by then, staring blankly at the pile in the kitchen, on the table, and in a quandary about where to put all the left overs.

I'm thinking you must have served your turkey dinner closer to lunch time, or brunch, rather than having a large sit-down dinner? I will say however, getting an early start on the holiday shopping is a good way to kick off the holiday spirit, or seeing others in the mood can be refreshing too; just not so sure the madness at Walmart is such a good thing. I watched some "People At Walmart" videos of the Black Friday madness and these people turned pure evil. Glad you survived it!
EyeOfTheNewt

Cape Coral, FL

#97997 Dec 1, 2013
BTW Vic, I left the mustard out of the deviled egg recipe this time. Good thing I did since the Mt. Olive Sweet Pickle Relish turned out to be mislabeled DILL pickle relish!

I should have realized there was something wrong with the damned relish when I noticed that it was a thickly packed dark green and not the usual thinner, brighter green the sweet pickle relish usually is.

As it turned out, my son and g/d did eat the rest of the deviled eggs the next day and I've been eating potato salad ever since, after I readjusted my taste buds to accommodate the dill taste. Yuk!

The moral to the story: DON'T purchase the Mt.Olive Brand of sweet pickle relish. It just might not be sweet pickle relish! Choose another brand.
EyeOfTheNewt

Cape Coral, FL

#97998 Dec 1, 2013
Vic wrote:
Karma,
I did posted story its above yours. Well, I looked up the retail price of cookware, Paid $89. retails for $230, the mattress cover retails for $250, paid $29 for it. I posted I'd never do it again but Never say never.LOL
Vic, these really WERE fantastic buys! I think I'd have taken the risk of the pushing and shoving too had I needed to save that kinda money and only had a short window of opportunity to do it. So sweet, you did this for your mother on a crazy day. YOU'VE GOT TO GOOGLE "PEOPLE OF WALMART" AND TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT YOU COULD HAVE BEEN FACING! xx00xx
EyeOfTheNewt

Cape Coral, FL

#97999 Dec 1, 2013
Hey JRW! Hope your Tkxgv was everything you wanted it to be. It was really nice to see you back with us. Did you cook and have family down or did you go out to eat?

When I was div and raising my oldest son, we met some friends for Tkxgv dinner at a restaurant and had an excellent meal, so that works too. I was surprised but the place was packed with lines waiting to be seated. That was the day I met a super guy/vet who owned his own animal clinic, whom I dated for a long time but decided not to marry due to his drinking that I didn't want my son exposed too. So much for that waste of my time. I liked him a lot and he gifted me and my son heavily, but I've never been able to tolerate heavy drinkers.

Another time I ordered a 'pre-cooked dinner from a Krogers' which turned out not to have been thoroughly cooked and I had to recook it for several hours on tkxgvg day. Never again!

Are you living in the 941 area code, or the 33981 zip code Vic? I do, but the 941 area code covers a vast area, but I can't imagine that it would include Cape Coral, or the 33981 zip code either, which also includes a large portion of Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda and North Port, with the 941 area code also covering Ft. Myers to Venice and all of Sarasota; nor can I imagine this blog site has me living in Cape Coral when I more than likely live a good sixty miles from there and just south of Englewood. Are you in this area?
EyeOfTheNewt

Cape Coral, FL

#98000 Dec 1, 2013
Ewwww.....! I see the mad-judge-it person did NOT have a happy Thanksgiving. Ahhh... I'm so sorry. I really am.

I will say a silent prayer for you, that you can come to terms with the peace that is waiting right there for you to reach out and take hold of. All you have to do is ask. Unburden your heavy heart; "Seek, and you shall find. Ask, and it shall be given you". xx00xx
EyeOfTheNewt

Cape Coral, FL

#98001 Dec 1, 2013
Sami wrote:
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Thanks so much Karma, he's coming home today. It's so nice outside, if I get to bring him home early enough maybe I will put up some of my décor outside. We get a real tree & he usually goes with me and carries it in, so I will have to wait & have my sons help me with that, besides I don't want to get it to early cuz it tends to start doing bad around x-mas if I do. Have fun decorating. It does look so nice when you're all done.:)
This was wonderful news Sami!(I read it last night, having more or less wasted the entire day yesterday). Were they able to get rid of the infection? God, I hope so; this is NOT a good thing to have raging around in your blood! Did you get to bring him home?

As for me, I can't even 'think' decorating right now. I've got to get straightened out a little around here before I can pull out more boxes and create more mess.... You get the picture! My house is like the plumbers house whose plumbing always leaks. I'm a realtor whose house is in one hell-uv-a-mess, who might have to kill if I had to let someone in here. DEFINITELY no open houses here.
EyeOfTheNewt

Cape Coral, FL

#98002 Dec 1, 2013
Okay, it's nearly 8:00 and I've got to go do a load of dishes. My son threatened last night that he was going to do them today but that is the one thing I don't want him to do! He and my granddaughter did some dishes one day earlier in the week and put them away; where? I am still looking for some of them.

Do you think they troubled themselves to wash the BOTTOM and sides of the pots & pans, or the bottom of the plates and outsides of the cups & glasses? Well, let me clue you in: THEY DID NOT. It doesn't matter that I've stood there and SHOWED them how to do the dishes and pots & pans, they just simply AIN'T GONNA DO IT RIGHT. My G/D does a better job at washing, but then she loses herself in putting them away... Be back later!
Vic

Shelbyville, KY

#98003 Dec 1, 2013
EyeOfTheNewt wrote:
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You got lucky Vic, that you were actually able to get the items you went there for. GREAT BUYS! Good thing you got there early. What I can't imagine, is, how you managed to get there so early on a Thanksgiving afternoon after fixing and serving a big dinner. I'd have been completely worn out and stuffed by then, staring blankly at the pile in the kitchen, on the table, and in a quandary about where to put all the left overs.
I'm thinking you must have served your turkey dinner closer to lunch time, or brunch, rather than having a large sit-down dinner? I will say however, getting an early start on the holiday shopping is a good way to kick off the holiday spirit, or seeing others in the mood can be refreshing too; just not so sure the madness at Walmart is such a good thing. I watched some "People At Walmart" videos of the Black Friday madness and these people turned pure evil. Glad you survived it!
Good Morning Eye,

I did all my cooking Wednesday and used small casserole dishes,so Thursday all I had to do was put Mom's stuff which I fixed in my sister's dishes(Mom lives with her), hubby took son his stuff. Thursday morning loaded up for Mom and my double cousin Pam joined us,ate at noon. It was the easiest Thanksgiving Day I'd had in a long time, till Mom sent me to Wallyworld. Nothing about shopping like that is Christmasy at all but I did see a lot of folks I hadn't seen in a long time.
EyeOfTheNewt

Cape Coral, FL

#98004 Dec 1, 2013
EyeOfTheNewt wrote:
Okay, it's nearly 8:00 and I've got to go do a load of dishes. My son threatened last night that he was going to do them today but that is the one thing I don't want him to do! He and my granddaughter did some dishes one day earlier in the week and put them away; where? I am still looking for some of them.

Do you think they troubled themselves to wash the BOTTOM and sides of the pots & pans, or the bottom of the plates and outsides of the cups & glasses? Well, let me clue you in: THEY DID NOT. It doesn't matter that I've stood there and SHOWED them how to do the dishes and pots & pans, they just simply AIN'T GONNA DO IT RIGHT. My G/D does a better job at washing, but then she loses herself in putting them away... Be back later!
P.S.... What we have here is "a failure to communicate" from Two Flew Over The Coo-Coos (sp?) nest"
I tell ya, this just tickles me good when I see the judge-it post with the tongue sticking out! Reminds me of a little kid in kindergarten who don't know what to say when feeling ugly against their playmate so they stick their tongue out! Also that 'spam' judge-it post. SPAM? WTH.... Spam is when someone posts a spam site, usually something nasty, like filthy porn or one of those foreign raunchy single sites that scrambles your hard drive if you click them on. Cracks me up every time!

The pathetic thing is, I know this person is in such a mad frenzy in their anger that they don't even know the right judge-its' to post.... tee he he

Okay, moving right along.... break over.
Sami

Jacksonville, AR

#98005 Dec 1, 2013
GM ALL!

Thanks Annie, yes we brought my husband home yesterday & the infection is pretty much gone, but he is still on antibiotics.

lol, I totally know what you mean about bringing in the boxes to decorate especially since you're still trying to get your son & GD stuff organized from their move in.

I also feel ya concerning the dishes. My DW is broke & I had dirty dishes in my sink, but woke up to my husband washing them. I told him to stop & I will do them in a bit they're not going anywhere. My kids will do them on a rare occasion, but they don't do them as we do & they certainly don't know where to put them. I really rather just do them myself too.

OMG I saw the Walmart shoppers too. IMO these vicious animals are just showing their true colors. Who the he-- acts like that? Bunch of crazies.
Sami

Jacksonville, AR

#98006 Dec 1, 2013
Hi! Karma, Yes, the real trees don't do well past x-mas & that's what I don't like cuz we like to keep ours up through the three kings which is approx. a wk. after x-mas. Our 1st real tree did really well and it was the most beautiful tree I've ever seen, but it was rather expensive. I think we'll go back to the Douglas Fur, I think those are suppose to hold up better. I dunno. We've changed our tree décor several times over the years, but always have my kids ornaments they got when they were lil and the ones they make. So there are trains, hot wheels, precious moments and we have photo ornaments with them and santa they got every yr. while visiting santa. 1st home, 1st x-mas together, etc. etc. and our theme for the last few yrs. is silver & gold bulbs & ribbon.
Vic

Shelbyville, KY

#98007 Dec 1, 2013
Karma wrote:
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I know what you are saying, there are def pros and cons when it comes to real and artificial. Another thing I didn't like about the real tree is, we leave ours up for about a wk after Christmas, so, it was def not good anymore by then. But, with real, you don't have to stand there fanning out all the branches. Lol.
Thanks, I love the leopard decor we found. Should be cute once we get it all done. Do you do a themed tree? My favorite ornaments were the ones the kids made when they were young. lol
They even make leopard print duck tape. The boys have a pair of barstools with padded seats that were in sad shape. I covered them with leopard print tape. They look good.

I too cherish my children's handmade ornarments. This year due to my salt/flea problem I'll probably just use my two fiberoptic trees. The less I walk around the easier it will be to clean up the salt, as my nephew always says, it is what it is.
Sami

Jacksonville, AR

#98008 Dec 1, 2013
Vic wrote:
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They even make leopard print duck tape. The boys have a pair of barstools with padded seats that were in sad shape. I covered them with leopard print tape. They look good.
I too cherish my children's handmade ornarments. This year due to my salt/flea problem I'll probably just use my two fiberoptic trees. The less I walk around the easier it will be to clean up the salt, as my nephew always says, it is what it is.
Ugh, darn fleas.....darn salt....ya poor thing. We have a lil fiber optic tree we put on our stand in the foyer. They're so pretty. Our is already up & decorated with the mini ornaments.

There's a n elderly hairdresser at the salon I go to and she puts up five trees all with different themes. She has bedrooms set up for her grandchildren. iirc, she has an angel tree, car tree, doll tree, etc. She's very sweet & CRAZY....lol
Vic

Shelbyville, KY

#98009 Dec 1, 2013
Sami wrote:
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Ugh, darn fleas.....darn salt....ya poor thing. We have a lil fiber optic tree we put on our stand in the foyer. They're so pretty. Our is already up & decorated with the mini ornaments.
There's a n elderly hairdresser at the salon I go to and she puts up five trees all with different themes. She has bedrooms set up for her grandchildren. iirc, she has an angel tree, car tree, doll tree, etc. She's very sweet & CRAZY....lol
Oh,Sami, your hairdresser isn't crazy, she's eccentric, like me.LOL

Have your ever had a Fraser Fir tree? It's a very sturdy tree that holds its needles for a long time. I've put them up as early as second week of December and took them down New Years Day. Do you recut your tree trunk? I also put an aspirin in the water and limit time I leave lights on. Lights dry out a tree quick.
I have several in my yard. THey are beautiful trees, bluish green in color.
Sami

Jacksonville, AR

#98010 Dec 1, 2013
Vic wrote:
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Oh,Sami, your hairdresser isn't crazy, she's eccentric, like me.LOL
Have your ever had a Fraser Fir tree? It's a very sturdy tree that holds its needles for a long time. I've put them up as early as second week of December and took them down New Years Day. Do you recut your tree trunk? I also put an aspirin in the water and limit time I leave lights on. Lights dry out a tree quick.
I have several in my yard. THey are beautiful trees, bluish green in color.
lol, I think it's cute that she decorates all those trees, but it's not something I would ever do. You have to have a lot of extra time to do all those trees & I don't ever see all that time on my hands....lol

Yes, I've tried all the trees & I do the aspirin as well. They always cut the trunk when we get it. We usually only put the lights on for a few hours in the evening. we even bought some liquid to add to the water to prolong the life of the tree last yr. My problem is I keep forgetting which ones died early & which ones didn't. So you think the Fraser lasts longer than the Douglas? I do love the smell of the real trees.
Vic

Shelbyville, KY

#98011 Dec 1, 2013
Sami wrote:
<quoted text>
lol, I think it's cute that she decorates all those trees, but it's not something I would ever do. You have to have a lot of extra time to do all those trees & I don't ever see all that time on my hands....lol
Yes, I've tried all the trees & I do the aspirin as well. They always cut the trunk when we get it. We usually only put the lights on for a few hours in the evening. we even bought some liquid to add to the water to prolong the life of the tree last yr. My problem is I keep forgetting which ones died early & which ones didn't. So you think the Fraser lasts longer than the Douglas? I do love the smell of the real trees.
What my mom would do was put a sheet over decorated tree and have my dad carry it upstairs, then when Christmas came around again, he'd carry the tree down, take off the sheet and plug lights in. Done.
Yes, I think Fraser Firs last longer than any cut evergreen.JMO
Karma

Canton, OH

#98012 Dec 1, 2013
EyeOfTheNewt wrote:
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Vic, these really WERE fantastic buys! I think I'd have taken the risk of the pushing and shoving too had I needed to save that kinda money and only had a short window of opportunity to do it. So sweet, you did this for your mother on a crazy day. YOU'VE GOT TO GOOGLE "PEOPLE OF WALMART" AND TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT YOU COULD HAVE BEEN FACING! xx00xx
Cracking up Anne, I have seen the "ppl of Wal Mart", and we did seem some similar folks while we were there! LMBO! No joke, it was very interesting to say the least. Lol!

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