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Old Nov 5 2013, 08:59 AM   #1481
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I'm sorry you missed the party, Ginny.

I have left my kids a message on FB that I would like a large grey Tribble from ThinkGeek.com for Christmas. Why? It was one of my favorite episodes and I've always regretted not buying one at the Star Trek conventions I went to in NYC in the early 70's. I'm gonna look at it, same as anyone does with something that has no practical purpose.
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Old Nov 5 2013, 06:39 PM   #1482
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Kibby got to vote, in state elections, for the first time. My baby is growing up.
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Old Nov 7 2013, 09:44 PM   #1483
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She is indeed. I remember meeting you in Atlanta. I'm not even sure how many years ago that was, but quite a few. We've all managed to get a bit older since then. Having the kids grow up is a good thing.

Let's see. We have been getting more frequent robo calls from companies trying to sell us something. We are on the national do-not-call list. I guess companies have figured out that if they start with a recorded message (press 1 to be connected to one of our operators) most people won't be mad enough to file complaints against them. Greedy "blanks".
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Old Nov 8 2013, 12:33 AM   #1484
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The first year I went was in 2007, I think that was the year you were there. Kibby didn't go that year. She went the following year for her 13th birthday, that was in 2008.
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Old Nov 8 2013, 12:35 AM   #1485
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Goofy Dog, I still have not found her a new home, is working very hard on dragging a blanket all over the living room.

There is someone in Iowa who might take her. I told her I would take her as far as Henderson Ky. We have relatives there we can visit. I am not sure where I am going to come up with the money to drive that far. I'll figure it out if they decide they want her.
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Old Nov 8 2013, 09:00 PM   #1486
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Maw, you were right, it was 2007. That was the last year we went. Was your mother there as well? I seem to remember coming into the Weyrfest room and seeing a table full of Werewolf players. The next year we went to Albacon, which was a bit disappointing without Anne. However, I'm sure she enjoyed DragonCon the month before. We had a lovely time in Albany, met a number of MoM members, and became good friends with Mary Turzillo and her husband Geoff Landis.

I really hope you find a home for that dog soon! Do you have a local paper that offers ads for free if you're giving something away?

I got my bangs trimmed and made an appointment to get my hair straightened again. I have it done twice a year. It makes such a difference. I have curly, uncooperative hair. Straightening makes it soft and I have been able to let it grow very long so I can now wear a pony tail if I like.
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One of these years, I'll make it to Dragon Con. Until then, I enjoy reading and chatting here.
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Old Nov 9 2013, 02:51 AM   #1488
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In 07 My Mom, sister Tammy and niece, Robin were there as well as me.

following year we switched out Robin for Kibby.
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Old Nov 10 2013, 12:07 PM   #1489
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I do think I remember seeing you and your mom in the Weyrfest room. I think I only peeked in once or twice. There was so much to do!

Does anyone else find that drivers are less and less courteous and more in a hurry every day? I feel like every time I go out I am being cut off and/or tail-gated. People are in such a rush and instead of leaving a bit earlier for wherever they are going they make up for it by speeding and being angry and stressed. In spite of the fact that it is illegal to use a phone while driving in our state I see it all the time. The latest trick is apparently taking self pictures while driving to post to Facebook. Ridiculous!
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My husband is going to donate to the Red Cross at his work which will "match" the donations. Watching some of the broadcasts from the Philippines it looks as bad as the tsunami.
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A few days ago I had just pulled onto the express way when someone speed around me, using the acceleration lane to pass. I was already going the posted limit. He then sped around a truck by going between two cars. The second car had to slam on his breaks to keep from hitting him. I let him go on ahead, I figured he could kill someone further up the road.
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My family and I'm sure many others have always cared for nature and done what we could to protect it. Now there are "environmentalists" who shove us to the side. They have Land Trust organizations and THEY are the only ones who know anything. Certainly Land Trusts serve a purpose, but the rest of us were caring for the land long before it became "fashionable".
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Old Nov 12 2013, 08:23 AM   #1495
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It's snowing, not sticking to the ground though.
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Old Nov 12 2013, 11:29 AM   #1496
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It is suppose to get down into the teens at night this week. I have got to find a home for Goofy Dog NOW so Kibby can sleep downstairs. There is not heat or anything upstairs and Goofy will jump on and sleep on anyone who sleeps on the couch.
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Could you put the dog in the unheated upstairs (temporarily) until you find a home for it?
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Old Nov 12 2013, 01:43 PM   #1498
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No, we that is our storage area, or as we call it, if is does not have a place or is in the stick in the black hole. Tons of stuff that she would eat or try to. Besides I sleep up there. The cold does not bother me, I have an electric blanket. Kibby says she kick to much, hers came unplugged.

Yesterday when we came home this guy was in the middle of the road, eating. He flew up on to a branch where Kibby got a couple of pics of him.

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Lovely bird! We have some smaller hawks around here. They sometimes attack the birds at the bird feeders.

Would it be possible to build a crate for the dog to be in at night? That way it could potentially be downstairs and so could Kibby? I know you may not want to go to the trouble when you are hoping to get rid of the dog soon but people need to sleep comfortably!
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Old Nov 12 2013, 05:43 PM   #1501
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I'm going to have to think of something.

Any body want her? I'm willing to travel up to 12 hours away to deliver her. I am getting desperate. It is getting to cold to leave her out during the day. She has a very short thin coat and is very skinny. She has food down all the time so I don't know why she is not gaining weight.
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Old Nov 12 2013, 08:05 PM   #1502
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Any body want her? I'm willing to travel up to 12 hours away to deliver her. I am getting desperate. It is getting to cold to leave her out during the day. She has a very short thin coat and is very skinny. She has food down all the time so I don't know why she is not gaining weight.
Who? Kibby:
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Old Nov 13 2013, 08:52 AM   #1503
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I'm afraid taking Kibby would be out of the question. I've just managed to get mine out of college and to a (mostly) self-supporting position.

I just finished a needlepoint cosmetic size zip up bag (could be a small clutch I suppose) with a picture of Grumpy Cat and a friend on it. I'll post a picture from the desktop later. My next challenge will be the same size & style bag with a picture of Jack & Sally from A Nightmare Before Christmas, for my daughter.

The kids are planning to set up the outdoor Christmas decorations the weekend before Thanksgiving. I've got an 18 lb. turkey ordered from the turkey farm down the road. I think Thanksgiving dinner is about the easiest holiday to cook for! Stuff the turkey, throw it in the oven, potatoes, veg., pie. Done!
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Old Nov 13 2013, 12:51 PM   #1504
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Lily, Kibby would be over joyed for you to take her. New Zealand and Austriala is the top spots that she want to visit in the world. She would be there tomorrow if she had the money & a pass port.
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Old Nov 13 2013, 12:56 PM   #1505
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At my oldest sister's house everyone brings a dish. Terri usually does the turkey.

As much as at times, less than more lately, I would love to give Kibby to someone else for a bit I was referring to Goof Dog.

There are days when Kibby would happily go to someone else, at least for a day or two. Mostly lately Kibby has had more problems with Mom and the sister we live with.
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Chickens can make a lot of noise! One of our 3 neighbors in this little cul-de-sac has 5 chickens that he lets out to wander around for an hour or so each day. They follow each other around like a small, feathered school of fish. Every so often they begin to squawk and cluck, loud enough that I can just hear them inside our house even with the windows shut. Doesn't bother me, I'd a hundred times rather hear that than a barking dog!

We were just pulling your leg about giving away Kibby. I hope you find a solution for that dog soon. I've forgotten, how did you get stuck with it in the first place?
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I hope Kibby can travel some day. And it's great to be able to meet up with your on line friends, even in lil ol' NZ I've met up with KTers and been able to help them on their way. And a memorable few days in USA in 2004 when Anne was visiting and many folk attended a signing session at Huntington Beach
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Goofy is suppose to be Emmi'd (5yr niece). Goofy really belonged to her father. She was never taken out or cleaned up after & lived in his kitchen. He got report to animal because of the condition she was kept in. The person who turned him in was Emmi mother, who saw the condition the kitchen was in. The dog warden went to his house & gave him 24 hours to get rid of the dog. We took her in so Emmi would be able to see her.


Kibby is hoping to be a wild life photographer and travel the word taking pics. If she does you will see her in New Zealand. The university she was to attend after the 2 year college she is in now offer program for studying abroad and money for projects students was to take on. One thing she was thinking about was a project to show a countries art by taking photo of wall graffiti or wall murals. If she can get a grant for that she will be there even sooner.
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I am very proud of Kibby.

Most of her English class this semester has been working up to debates. The subjects picked while Kibby was at the beach, so she got stuck without being given a choice. She got stuck with arguing the CONS of homeschooling or private schools. She really struggled to come up with reason to go to public schools and the cons of homeschooling.

Her debate was today. She got a 90 on the paper she turned in and a 99 on the debate. There was a Q & A after the debate and a student ask her if she believed her point. She told them it was all malarkey, she did not believe a word of it.
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Right, I am back from a two week holiday on the island of Madeira. It is Portugese but sitiated in the Atlantic Acean, some 600 miles off the African coast. It c alled the garden isle and it does have wonderful gardens (which we visited of course) and a more than fantastic vegetation. Mild climate all year round (20-25 degrees Celsius), subtropical plantlife and a very minimal difference between night and day temps (only about 3-4 degrees). The fact it is an island of volcanic origin, "newly" made, makes for a uniqueness that makes it very special nature wise. Tourism is big but not overwhelming and the people are relaxed and kind. So we had a wonderful two weeks and came back late yesterday evening (it's a 4 hour flight from Holland). I'll post some pics later. We came back to cold and rain, so that will need some getting used to again. also, eating in restaurants for two weeks did not only have "weighty" consequences, it made me lazy

Madeira is yet another destination crossed fom our list.
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Glad you enjoyed Madeira, look forward to the pix if you post any.

This coming week I'll be home alone with my son (apart from work for me & kindergarten for him) because my husband's going to be away on a business trip all week.
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I did not think this thread would last this long when I started it in 2011.
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Old Nov 17 2013, 08:31 PM   #1515
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I'm finally getting my house back in order.

Threw my back out a month ago. Nothing serious thankfully, but it's meant I haven't been able to do any decent housework for about that long. Back to normal now, and I've spent the last half week slowly working through my nouse in order to get it back up to standard again having been only able to do small things to keep some sense of tidiness.
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Yesterday we went to Barnes & Noble where I bought two books. One is Stardust by Neil Gaiman. The second is just something random by an author I know nothing about, but the cover had cats on it. It's called A Potion to Die For and the author is Heather Blake. Then it was off to Best Buy where I got a new Mannheim Steamroller Christmas CD and Willow and Hobbit DVD's. Now I'm going to settle down, sew, and watch Willow on the portable DVD player.
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When I came down stair this morning all the cushions were still on our blue couch. Goofy Dog has made it her life's mission to remove all cushions from all couches.
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We had a husky when we were first married that we got from someone my husband worked with. Big mistake. We found out much later that she'd never been house trained and her previous owners were both in school so they would leave her alone all day in their tiny apartment. She was almost 2 years old when we got her and did not want to be alone at all! Plus, she was the most hyper dog I've ever seen. She was beautiful to look at, lovely silver coat and ice blue eyes, but we never did figure her out. She had too much energy. We could take her for long walks and she'd still come home and dig holes in the yard. She had a room at night in the basement and Jeff had to attach a sheet of metal on her side of the door or she would have dug her way right through! As it was, if you let her upstairs in the morning and she got away from you, she would jump on the couch and dig holes in the cushion. After about six months of this we gave up and gave her away to a lady in the next town who had several huskies. I explained to her in detail all the things she'd been doing and she just laughed and said "sounds like a typical husky". About a year later I happened to meet them when she was out for a walk and that dog was a different creature - quiet, well behaved! Since then we have been cat people.
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Old Nov 18 2013, 05:39 PM   #1519
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You need a dog as well. A nice little year old hyper dog.
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Oh NO! One hyper dog was quite enough! I do hope you find a home soon!
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