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Old 04-06-2010, 10:46 AM   #11921
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Prayers coming your way Julie. Good luck! Try to relax a bit though because down deep you do know what you need to know but being tense is causing you to forget what you have to use on the quiz.

Easter came and went. It was just DH and I last weekend. We had gone to deliver the kids Easter gifts the weekend before because they were busy this weekend. DH and I had ham and scalloped potatoes and then later on we had chocolate cake and tea. My new dishwasher came, finally, just in time to clean up the mess after Easter supper! Actually it came on Saturday. It makes a huge difference having it. We have been doing the dishes by hand now for the last four months or so. Anyways back to Easter we each bought the other a chocolate Easter egg thing and then I got him a movie he wanted and he got me a cute stuffed toy in the shape of a cow, with a little sleeper on it and bunny ears as well as cow ears!!! It is cute.
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Old 04-06-2010, 04:34 PM   #11922
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Good luck on your quiz Julie! I'm sure you'll do fine.
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I just got a re-override for my GIS class for next semester. That's a HUGE weight off of my shoulders.
When I was home this weekend I went through some boxes of stuff that was stored in the basement, some of which obviously went into storage at some point during college and was not intended to stay there. For instance, my alpaca sweater from Ecuador, my field jacket, and my second favorite denim jacket... all of which have been missing since 2006, buried somewhere in the basement. Oddly enough, my field jacket now smells like my grandma's closets (which smell nothing like my basement).

Today it was chilly and drizzly, so I wore the field jacket... and, halfway across campus from my destination, was reminded of the fact that it is not waterproof or even water resistant (grr.). I spent the majority of the day drying off, but the nice thing is that rain does wonderful things to my hair when its this length (any longer and it gets tangled, but this length it just winds up soft and curly).

Hope everyone is doing well... it's very quiet on here right now!
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Hi Socksters,
I sure have missed y'all! Hope your lives are going well and that you'll be back soon.

Julie, your family pic looks SO NICE! How was the quiz? You're in my prayers as you continue to study for the next ones! (Pesky how they just keep coming, eh?)

Christine, glad you had a nice Easter with your DH. He's a keeper!

Emily, YAY on the course!!

Nothing new here. I spent much of the morning at school on my computer trying to sign up for the Texas Appliance rebates. Since it's run by the government, it was as frustrating as you can imagine! I THINK I got them, but I never actually got the confirmation, only an email saying that I had signed up. GRRRR. If I don't get them, I'll be mad! Thankfully, I teach computer classes, so being on the computer all morning was okay, since the kids were working independently on theirs. I didn't get my grading done, but I'll do that tomorrow.
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Old 04-07-2010, 07:06 PM   #11925
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Since it's run by the government, it was as frustrating as you can imagine!
Typical US government process "this will take forever and a day, even if everything has been done correctly... because we have to pass it through every level of bureaucracy and create some new ones, before somebody can pass it off to a secretary with a stamp who can stamp it, stick it in an envelope, and mail it back to you."
When I applied for my student visa for going to Australia, I got my visa via email the next day and had to read the email seven or eight times before I believed that it was real.
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Hi all!

DH and I went walking at the mall tonight to get some exercise. He was looking for an anniversary gift for me and I was looking for one for him. Both of us came away satisfied. I got him a new dopp kit that has the usual top part and then a zipper all around the bottom and inside that a sort of manicure (for men) set. He can put his meds in that part and the rest of his personal care items in the top. Then I got him a cup that has the mesh holder for the loose tea (because he loves Teaopia teas and they come in loose leaf only). The cup has a medallion on the front, in metal, that they engraved with his initials. The dopp kit has a small metal square near the top that they engraved with his initials. He is quite pleased with his gifts. He got me a new set of headphones to use with my CD player because the pair that came with it are junk and have already fallen apart. The new ones are JVC's and are so light you can't even tell you have them on. I love them!

Also I think I told you my hubby had "put away" the present I got him for Easter, which meant when I went to give it to him he could not remember where he had hidden it. I got him a real no sleeved Harley Davidson t-shirt. He is thrilled with it now that he has found it and can wear it. In return today he got me a jean jacket. I have always wanted to own one but never really knew that they were only $30.00. If I had known I would have had one long ago.

Anyways our walking trip was a huge success. Next Tuesday we will leave here and go to our Niagara Falls anniversary destination for two days of fun and relaxation. The hotel has hot tubs, jaccuzzi tubs (right in the room!!!), a swimming pool, a sauna and a small chapel out the back door (which is where we got married three years ago next Wednesday). We will be going to supper on Tuesday night with the Minister that married us. She is a wonderful woman and has been very worried about me. She came to the hospital to visit me, when I was allowed to have visitors. Wednesday we go to breakfast at Denny's, on to the glass blowers to get them to make me a cranberry candy dish, then on to the casino and see if I can win again this year (like I did last year), and then we will decide what we want to do from there. Thursday we will be coming home, and I will go straight to hydrotherapy from the drive home. That should help me to unstiffen from that long drive! I am really excited about our trip. I can hardly wait.... is it Tuesday yet?

I am totally prepared to be so exhausted by the time we get back that I won't want to move for a week.
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A plain jean jacket, or a Harley brand one? ... sorry just shocked that there might be someone in the world who has never known the joy that is a denim jacket. I currently have three, because the elbows of my favorite are worn out but the other two have buttons instead of snaps. I also have a (really nice) black leather jacket that I got at Goodwill planning to disassemble it for the leather; but as it turns out, it fits, and I've always wanted a real leather jacket.

(See? I do the girl thing and get excited about clothes and accessories. Just because I'm utilitarian and love my field jacket and hiker boots more than any pair of strappy shoes and that perfect purse...)
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Hi, everyone! Good grief, it's been a while since I've been over here. I've missed you all! Life is still crazy, with no signs of slowing down... but it's all good.

I haven't gotten a whole lot of knitting done lately, but I've been working on the Karin lace shawl in my Blue Heron sparkly yarn that Chris got me for Christmas. I taught my best friend how to knit, and she's become a knitting maniac! She started out with a plain stockinette (garter border) scarf, and I charted out a heart for her and she put in 3 of them. Then she made a lace hat for her daughter- I taught her magic loop for that. Next she's going to do matching mittens and a scarf for her daughter. She's coming over to knit with me tonight, and we're going to open a bottle of wine, too. We both gave up alcohol for Lent, so we're ready for that wine!

Christine, CONGRATULATIONS on quitting smoking! I love the bunny suit and the socks you finished. I bet it feels good to be back to knitting.

Emily, I'm so glad you got into your class! I remember undergrad registration being mildly annoying, but grad school was HELL. I was in tears every semester! Good luck with the boyfriend, I hope it works out. Good for you for having boundaries and sticking to them! If a guy won't respect them, he's not the guy for you. You already know that, of course, smart girl that you are!

Chris, did I miss something? Are you retiring in a year? Congratulations!

Gina, hopefully DD will start to see that fiance is not the guy for her. I've been thinking of you and DD lately and have kept you in my prayers.

Rachel, sorry about the crazy work hours and the manager being such a pain! I hope everything else is going well.

Everyone else, hope you are all doing well!
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well my anxiety dream/panic attack the night before the quiz apparently did me good because I got a 90% on the quiz!!!! I'm so thrilled. THanks for the prayers too.
gotta go get Bailey so ttyl.



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Emily, I'm so glad you got into your class! I remember undergrad registration being mildly annoying, but grad school was HELL. I was in tears every semester! Good luck with the boyfriend, I hope it works out. Good for you for having boundaries and sticking to them! If a guy won't respect them, he's not the guy for you. You already know that, of course, smart girl that you are!
Actually, high school was worse! I'm still really kind of bitter about the whole run around I got there. Usually trying to make my schedule broke the computer's brain so I had to do it myself. The people who were supposed to be giving me guidance on how to make the most of high school to get ahead in my future fell into two categories: 1. The people who figured "she's smart, she can figure this out herself" and 2. The people who were convinced I really wasn't THAT smart, and couldn't possibly be up to the challenge of doing what I wanted to do (I don't know if I'm THAT smart or not... but some of the recommendations I got were downright insulting). There were a handful of us in the same boat, and one teacher who had a clue what to do with us... and she was old, senile, and had major health issues and was usually gone or asleep.

Fortunately, although it had its own scheduling nightmares, at college at least I had an adviser who was actually helpful.
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