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Claudie

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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2006 3:37:10 PM

Welcome to Claudie's Place! We offer the best food at a low price and lots of entertaining topics of conversation. Why don't you sit down over there and relax for a while?
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Robustus
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 4:39:58 PM

Good evening (I guess you can call it "evening") Claudie!

Work was a little busier today, but still probably nothing that will be coming very soon!

Well, I'm off work tomorrow and will return Friday morning and won't have another day off until Tuesday. Anyway, tomorrow another double holiday stuffing. What I mean is that work is having their Christmas dinner for the employees tomorrow afternoon. Then, in the evening Mom's place is having theirs. They request that you bring a side of something. So, I might see what I can "whip" up for either one. (Debating about going to the one at work since I'm off and I won't get paid for going in just to eat.)

Again, I told you that I'll be working this Sunday. I'm disappointed that I'm going to miss church. At church we are having this special brunch before service in the morning. It is for this ministry called Angel Tree. We have invited a few families to come join us that have children of incarcerated parents (parents who have or are serving jail time.) The children will receive presents and encourage to open up and enjoy them after receiving them. Then after the brunch is our Christmas service. Unfortunately, it is too late to say anything to my boss to see if I can switch with someone. Usually now they don't like last minute changes once the schedule is made. Also, I don't want to mess it up so I can make sure I can get the hours they give me.

Well, I guess this evening will be my last church service before Christmas. Since next Wed. is Christmas Eve, there won't be service then.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 3:54:43 PM

Good afternoon, scout, attitash, and dickc49!

scout, whoooeee! That's a lot of vacation time! Why, when you go back to work in January (after these next 3 weeks off), you might not know how to act!

attitash, come on, snow!

dick, your weather sounds like what we had a few days ago. I sure was glad to finally see the sun after several days of heavy clouds! Hope the PT person can find what your sister did, too. I mean, SOMEBUDDY'S got to be able to help you out!
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dickc49
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 1:43:17 PM

Good afternoon Claudie,

The permit application will go out in the mail today. I went to the PT place and got it all set up. I go in Friday for the first appointment. That is the one hour evaluation. I am hoping he finds what my sister is looking for. As we are not headed north this weekend, I can sleep at home and see how I feel on Saturday morning.

Cloudy and dull out there today. We had overnight and into the morning rain that while over now, has left heavy clouds. Have a chore or two to do in the house anyway, so........
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attitash
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 12:36:27 PM

Good afternoon Claudie....high of 2°C/35.6°F through the day. Afternoon it will feel like -2°C/28.4°F with the wind chill & change the rain to flurries....at last! Rain over the past few days has forced the ski hill to close today as I anticipated. They report snow is holding up fine & it will be better off if left alone...makes sense to me. Have a great day.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 11:14:56 AM

I get 5 weeks vacation and 2 personal days.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 11:12:49 AM

Okee dokee!

Back from doing my errands, which ALL went well!

Hmmmm, let's see now....at Kroger, I had 1 e-coupon, 2 paper coupons, and got about $2.70 Senior Discount; also got a $1.00 coupon to be used next time. :)

Good morning (still), grmoore, sandipaws, kathybye, scout, Farful, and wemiller!

grmoore, hope your practice goes well tonight.

sandipaws, glad to hear you have no more long days this week. Are they related to this holiday season? As for Mom, can't wait to hear when I call her how the PT session went.

kathybye, hmmmm, that's interesting on you having to fill out some Medicaid papers about the students. I didn't realize teachers did that. Have a nice dinner with your hubby!

scout, that's cool (and lucky for you) that you have all your saved vacation days to use now. If you didn't, how much time would you have off anyway?

Farful, hope Mrs. Farful's doctor appointment goes well and the wait's not long. Mom has an appointment on Friday morning.

wemiller, thanks for stopping in!
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wemiller
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 9:48:47 AM

Morning Claudie
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Farful
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 9:40:05 AM

Good morning Claudie and All!
 
Claudie, That is great that your Mom was able to shop at WM using their motorized cart. Nice of greeter to be accommodating too.
 
Glad that you were able to purchase more stamps at post office without a long wait.
 
You got a good price for gas at Kroger. I have $2 accumulated at SaverStar. Need to have more than that to get a payout.
 
Mrs. Farful has a routine doctor appointment today. Hope the wait is not too long. Saw on the news that many folks are sick with the flu earlier this year.
 
HHD!
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 9:01:25 AM

I schedule this time each year and if I need vacation days I take them from this time. This year I didn't need any!

Work Christmas party tonight! Should be fun! It's at Fatheads.

Good morning Claudie~
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kathybye
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 7:55:29 AM

Quick post. 50 degrees with 40% chance of rain today.

I will try to leave on time today to avoid traffic delays; I am meeting hubby for early dinner. Today will be completing many quarterly progress reports for students.

Tomorrow students have finals (and Friday), so a nice day for me to catch up on billing MIPS (Medicaid) for students. Time consuming, but has to be done!
I hope to begin packing when I return tonight.:) Have a fantastic day, and enjoy your shopping!
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sandipaws
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 7:55:21 AM

Good morning Claudie,
My long days are over for this week.
Glad to hear that all went well with your mom yesterday. I'm sure she was glad to get out as well.
Congrats on getting the stamps on the cards -- you are ahead of me -- guess I better get working on that tonight!
Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday! {{Hugs}}
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grmoore
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 7:32:27 AM

Greetings Claudie/friends:

Happy Wednesday! 37 degrees and clear this morning. 40 minute walk complete and very glad it was not raining. :)

Rehearsal tonight for my newly composed fanfare. Thanks - it's fun!

Off to start the day.

Have a great day all!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 7:16:05 AM

Good morning, WKGaser, Robustus, Dino, MidnightSun, JM, org, senile, TUrtLE, and hmcsretired07!

Robustus, glad to hear you've got 20 hours for next week. As for the cupcakes...you know it makes your mom happy to have them; maybe every so often, get her some. :)

Dino, thanks for sharing the pix of Emily. Looking forward to seeing more as the season goes on. Also thanks for the Elvis Christmas song.

MidnightSun, sounds like things are going well for you after the surgery. I know you cannot wait until Springtime and hiking. :)

JM, it's going to be an interesting game this Sunday. I heard Julio would be back. :)

org, yay for the Wright Brothers! :)

TUrtLE, I actually knew this about elephants (having taught it many years ago), but I still get them mixed up.

WKGaser, senile, and hmcsretired, thanks for stopping in!

Shopping day for me! Many stops to make, trying to make sure I get everything finished up for Christmas. Not a bad morning, though. :)
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hmcsretired07
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 6:43:46 AM

Good morning Claudie
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 6:41:15 AM

Good Morning Claudie,

#7 Elephant ears signify species.

Two elephant species have been recognized in the Animal Kingdom: Asian and African. Besides originating from different parts of the world, one way to distinguish between the two is to take a closer look at the size of their ears. African elephants have larger ears that are shaped like their native continent. Meanwhile, Asian elephants’ ears are smaller because they don’t have to battle the heat like their African counterparts (elephants can flap their ears to cool off).

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
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senile1
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 6:32:00 AM

mornin' Claudie
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 6:03:16 AM



On this date, in 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first flight in a heavier-than-air plane at Kitty Hawk, N.C.

Happy Hard Drive, Claudie!
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JMBoykinII
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 5:13:24 AM

Good morning, Claudie. We need to pick up some players that can put pressure on the quarterback.
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 2:16:31 AM

Good morning Claudie!

The latest update:
Friday was a big day for me. Dug the Dart out of the snow, warmed it up and cleared the windows. Fired up the Arien 28" snowthrower and cleaned up the driveway and walkway.

Went nice and slow to scrape as much snow and ice off the 200' (61 metre) drive and 50' (15 metre)walkway to the house. Used the half barrel of sand mixed w/lots of salt that the town dropped off the week before on one side of the driveway and several times on the way to the house.

Was out 3.5 hours cleaning the cars on snow removal detail, and sanding. Without a doubt the time spent was exhausting. A 3 hour nap was taken. Sleep is still erratic. Longest rest is 3 hours, once and a while 4 hours. Body needs all the sleep that can be had.

Woke up the next day, after several sleep sessions, achy w/a hip that hurt as much as it did the next day after the hip replacement surgery. That surgery was just 3 weeks ago yesterday. Am halfway thru the typical recovery cycle.

It takes 6 weeks just for bone to recover cutting through it, even if one is a healthy teen. Am about halfway through the return to a normal state of bone health. Strength and stamina will follow.

Took the Dart for my first drive on Saturday. Visited Mac's Market in Whitefield. Spent 15 minutes explaining to my meat mgr pal the hip replacement surgery and the events that happened w/the trans bus driver. He was amazed that my composure was contained.

Bought some store made 80% lean hot Italian sausage for $1.98. Always good to have in stock. Made sausage peppers, onions, and mushrooms over the w/e. Also bought cod for $6.99 and had a feast w/evoo lemon added and plenty of veggies.

Monday saw the young female PT phone to say she was to be 40 minutes late. Asked her if Tuesday would work for her as it would for me. Yes, it would for us both.

Jumped into the Dart and drove to the super WalMart on Woodsville NH. Really needed some items and wanted to go for a soothing long drive. Also been having my heart set on preparing homemade teriyaki sauce — no MSG.

Bought a veggie loaded cold cut combo, a foot long for just $4. It is the customer appreciation discount special along w/the meatball sub, $2 for a 6", $4 for a footlong until the end of the year.

Returned an opened Taster's Choice instant coffee 7 oz (198 grams) container. My hip replacement surgery story helped to pull this off.

Had a field day shopping and walking in the store w/o aid. Had a hand basket to stock and buy items my local WM does not stock. Treated myself to a premium red velvet cake slice 6" long and 2" wide. Think it was $1.75 ea. Know it was a slice of heaven.

Was fatigued big time on the drive home, nearly 80 miles r.t. Put the food away and took a long nap. Woke up to find the walking was overdone. It was painful to walk normally up my stairs. Was the next day also.

The PT gal visited early Tuesday morning. Gave me an illustrated list of 7 exercises to strengthen my hip. She added positive vibes telling me so much has been accomplished in just 3 short weeks. My last home PT w/ her.

Took my 5th rest period of the day when she left. Can be awake and an hour later be so drowsy that another sleep session is needed. Know sleep is great for healing. Also know things will be fabulous once the sleepy feeling passes. Have about 3 weeks remaining as a Good afternoon everyone!

Am 3 weeks into the 6 week representative example of recovery. The last home visit of the PT gal was Tuesday morning. She gave me moral support, hearty PT, and excellent enthusiasm during all of her visits.

Know these next three weeks will see great improvement with the pain/soreness leaving forever. Looking forward to walking up and down the road and improving my stamina.

Crossing of my legs and bending at a 90° angle are no no's at the present time. It is nice to recover at the beginning of winter and sure do look forward to returning back to hiking, ever so slowly, when my hip is fully healed.

Spring will be extra special for me. A new year and more importantly, new beginnings.

Civil twilight is 6:43 AM EST. Night is 4:41 PM.

Sunrise: 7:17 AM. Set: 4:07 PM.

Length of day: 8h 50m. Length of visible light: 9h 57m. Tomorrow will be 18s shorter.

Temperature is 31° (0.5°C), the high will be 37° (3°C). There is an 80% chance of rain.

Have a fabulous day!

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Dino72
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 10:57:14 PM

Good evening/morning Claudie

Agreed. The pictures I've posted here are ones she's got me tagged in over at facebook as well. I'd love to have that kind of camera.

As mentioned last night, I have some photos to share with you all of Emily's games so far. Everything posted so far comes courtesy of my friend and former co worker, Robin. She's very good at these. Last night they played Parkersburg Catholic and came out with a 38-6 victory over the Crusaders. Emily had a career high 6 points in the game. The Lady Bobcats are now 1-1 on the fresh new season.

Before I forget, here's the link to get to the Lady Bobcat album. These are visible to buddies only. If you're not a buddy already, send me a request.

2014-15 Lady Bobcats

Now, tonight's countdown tune as we now sit 8 days away from Christmas. There's a lot to say about tonight's artist as he is considered the King of Rock N' Roll. I grew up listening to this one as he was one of my Mom's favorites. I was only a young lad at age 5 when we lost him, but 37 years later his legacy and music are alive and well.

#5 Elvis Presley - "Santa Claus Is Back In Town"
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Robustus
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 10:11:01 PM

Good evening Claudie!

Work was surprisingly slow today. I guess the real mess will be next week. I assume we were slow due to the rainy messy weather and plus it was a non-EBT day. Tomorrow will probably be busier.

Speaking of next week, the schedule is already out. I'm upset that they have me down to work this Sunday from 10-4. As I mentioned in the past, I told them I prefer to have Sundays off because I help out at church. However, I'll take it since the hours are still at 20 which is good for me. Unfortunately, now I'll miss that special brunch for the Angel Tree ministry we're doing and our Christmas service. I know the pastor will understand, but will miss me.

Anyway, back to seeing Mom today. Today's visit was funny since she still had some of those cupcakes leftover from Sunday. So, we both had one. They were sure messy with crumbs all over us. Mom gets this bib to put so her meals don't get all over herself. Instead it had the cake crumbs on it. The nurses were laughing at me telling them to watch out for her being hyper later on. They said that she might be hyper now, but will have a tummy ache later on from eating all these sweets. I hope Mom ate her regular food tonight.

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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 9:56:41 PM

good evening Claudie
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 8:56:16 PM

Hoya, yankie, TUrtLE, and grmoore!

yankie, thanks for stopping in!

TUrtLE, yeah, the visit to the P.O. today was not bad at all. Now those stamps are stuck on the envelopes and they're ready to go (tomorrow. This visit to the P.O., I will just drop them off; no waiting in the line this time!

grmoore, cool! Nice music! Thanks for sharing!

Time for me to sign out for the night.

Good night, y'all!
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grmoore
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 7:54:22 PM

New Christmas Fanfare
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 6:58:52 PM

Claudie, good that you bought your stamps, even if they weren't Christmas stamps, at the PO and the wait was short.

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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 5:10:49 PM

Good evening y'all.....
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 3:35:46 PM

Good afternoon, jjdm and attitash!

jjdm, good luck with tomorrow's final exam! Then you're done for this semester. When does school resume in January?

attitash, aaawww, darn! No skiing tomorrow! :(
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attitash
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 1:20:30 PM

Good afternoon Claudie...cloudy day with light rain developing this afternoon. 5mm/2" expected. Not so good for the ski hill! Not skiing tomorrow. High of 3°C/37.4°F. Have a great day.
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 1:14:56 PM

Good afternoon, Claudie! Sounds like you had a busy morning!
And to think, I'm only 20 years old! The one bad thing about winter weather is that we won't be taking Grandma out to restaurants since Grandma does not want to go out in the cold. At least we can bring her food!

Today’s Picture:
Inside View

I had a productive day off yesterday since I was able to do some studying for my Info Systems Final. I also made dinner (shrimp pasta) for Mom and me. In the evening, Mom and I went around town to check out the Christmas lights (snapped some pics and will share my favorite ones). So far today, I’ve been doing more studying for my Info Systems Final.

For the full update, visit my home below! ↓ look down

My Home!

Good day!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 12:35:13 PM

Okay!

Whew!

Everything went quite well with me taking Mom to WM; she ended up having to walk from the handicap parking place into WM b/c the greeter didn't see us, but, thank goodness, she HAD 'put aside' a motorized cart for Mom. Mom got all her shopping done and rode the cart right back out to the car. :)

I am so happy and pleased with the help this lady is (to Mom) that I RACKed her (Random Act of Christmas Kindness) and gave her a gift card to go eat out. She was so humbled. She is also so great! :)

Got all my errands done, and stopped off at the post office last. The parking lot was again FULL, but surprisingly the 2 lines moved quickly. I guess I only ended up waiting in line about 10 minutes, which wasn't really bad at all.

Done!

Oh! I forgot to also mention....as we were leaving the ALF, we ran into the gal who's going to be Mom's physical therapist. Apparently she HAD come yesterday morning about 10:30, but couldn't find Mom, so she came back today; it turns out Mom was at the ALF's exercise session. So since Mom said she couldn't do the PT today b/c she HAD to go to the store, the gal will be coming back tomorrow about 9:30 or 10. Glad that situation worked itself out.

Hello, sandipaws, senile, Farful, Scanman, dickc49, and kathybye!

sandipaws, as you can see above, things went quite well with taking Mom out. It's never been a question of Mom wanting to go out; to me, it was whether or not she was strong enough (and not wobbly) to do the walking, if she had to, back and forth to the car.

senile, thanks for stopping in!

Farful, thankfully got the stamps, but they weren't Christmas ones. Those, the lady said, went like hotcakes when they first came out! I bought gas at Kroger this morning and used 300 fuel points (which equals 30¢ off); I paid $2.09/gallon. :)

Scanman, you have Christmas stamps? Lucky you! I couldn't get any. Oh, well!

dick, as I said above, things went really well taking Mom out to WM. Boy, was I relieved! The people who work there who 'know' us sympathized with Mom, and volunteered to help in any way they could. :) Hope this new PT works out for you. Did you get an appointment set up? As for the handicap permit...GET IT!

kathybye, nope, have never had a dip made with whipped cream cheese and marshmallow (whipped) cream? How's it taste? So the training is for just 3 hours today and that's it?

[Edited by: Claudie at 12/16/2014 12:40:30 PM EST]
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kathybye
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 12:25:30 PM

Hi, Claudie:
I am driving to a training (3 hr credit) arriving at noon today. We are bringing our own lunches, and some of us are providing desserts. I
am bringing a strawberry dip, w/apple slices, or a small biscotti stick.

First time I made it, and next time will be more prepared. Have you ever eaten the dip made w/whipped cream cheese and marshmallow (whipped) cream?
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dickc49
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 11:36:38 AM

Good morning Claudie,

I have found a place a few miles away for PT. My sister looked over their web sire and thinks its worth a try. They sound like they are a step above the PT mills that most people go to. Will head over to them after lunch to set up my visits. Had another appointment yesterday and had to park about two blocks away because of the shoppers. Found that the two block walk is getting to be the FAR distance I can walk without a lot of discomfort. That surprised me a bit as I skied OK this weekend. I really did not expect to find that walking is worse! Guess I am going to need that handicapped permit.

Hope the trip out with your Mom goes OK. How is her foot/ankle healing? I bet you have reservations about the Walmart trip as its BUSY this time of year and she stands a chance of having people too close for comfort to that injury.
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Scanman
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 9:43:56 AM

Mornin' Claudie..

I've got Christmas Stamps! Want me to mail them to you?
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Farful
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 9:19:18 AM

Good morning Claudie and All!
 
Claudie, Have a safe trip to WM with your Mom. Hope that you are able get more stamps at the post office without a long wait.
 
Gas at Sam's this morning is $3.26.
 
Have a terrific Tuesday!
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 8:39:37 AM

mornin' Claudie
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sandipaws
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 7:47:56 AM

Good morning Claudie,

Hope all goes well with your mom today, isn't it a good sign that she wants to go somewhere?
Another long busy day for me at work. Have a terrific Tuesday! {{Hugs}}
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 7:44:53 AM

Good morning, hmcsretired07, grmoore, scout, Lighting10K, and TUrtLE!

hmcsretired, thanks for stopping in!

grmoore, pouring rain there? Not here. It might just be sprinkling, but I cannot tell. Hope you get everything wrapped up by Friday; then off until the 5th....nice vacation!

scout, wow! You have 3 weeks off? Cool! Is some of that time saved up vacation days?

Lighting, sure hope it stops precipitating outside since I am taking Mom to the store. No basketball games to watch? You could have watched the Hawks last night; their game was on TV and they won. :)

TUrtLE, yeah, I could go to Kroger for the stamps, but I also need to get a money order. I guess I could get that at WM, but I'll see. If it's another disaster at the P.O. when I get back into town, I guess I'll go to the local WM and get a 'money gram. Gotta have that TODAY!

[Edited by: Claudie at 12/16/2014 7:46:52 AM EST]
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 7:41:53 AM

Claudie, thinking...why go to the PO to buy stamps? Why not buy them at Kroger or maybe Wal Mart? Might be faster. I don't know if Wal Mart sells them or not, but since Fred's does I would guess that Kroger does.

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Lighting10K
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 7:28:08 AM

Good Morning Claudie {{{HUGS}}}

57° partly raining sky, 50% Humidity, SW 9 Wind, 54° Feel like
Had rain late yesterday evening to over night in to the morning.
Should clear up in a few hours and be partly sunny sky in the 50's.

Be working this afternoon. Need to let it dry out some.
I have a painting job indoors tomorrow.

Which a little TV last night. No roundball games I wanted to watch.

Enjoy your Tuesday while having fun in Life..............

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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 7:27:38 AM

I'm off until 1/5!

Got lots to do today. Gotta go to church and set up for CBS, meet with my broker, clean the kitchen floor. It is WAY better than being at work!

Good morning Claudie~
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 7:13:16 AM

Greetings Claudie/friends:

Happy Tuesday! 60 degrees and raining this morning. Got my 40+ minute walk in this morning; surely glad I took an umbrella because about 15 minutes into it, it started pouring.

Had a productive first day back into the office yesterday as we begin to wrap up things for the year. With the 26th now officially an added federal holiday, I will begin my use or lose leave this Friday and will be out of the office for the rest of the year returning on Jan 5th.

I'm still adjusting to the time change but at least I'm making some productive strides on writing some music! I was up early this morning when I heard another item to add. I will have to figure out how to attach a sound file for my new Brass, Organ, & Percussion Fanfare for those interested in listening to it.

Off to start the day.

Have a great day all!
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hmcsretired07
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 7:12:06 AM

Good morning Claudie
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 7:09:47 AM

Good morning, Dino, HouHrl, JM, org, and TUrtLE!

Dino, good picture of Emily (in your avatar). You're right; Robin takes good action photos. As for today's song, a good one. I like Burl Ives.

HouHrl, thanks for stopping in!

JM, you're right; forget playoff tickets. Maybe that's good, though; that would mean a higher draft pick. <shrugs shoulders>

org, whoooeee! An 8.6 earthquake! Yikes! That certainly was a lot of people killed. :(

TUrtLE, okay! Interesting stuff about the bears. Thanks for sharing.

This morning I'm taking Mom to WM (she insisted); it'll be the first time I've taken her out anywhere since the last hospital visit. I'll be honest; I am kinda nervous about this today, but we'll see how it goes. I have a few places to stop on the way home, one being the post office again. Couldn't get the stamps I needed yesterday (though I did mail some letters) b/c the place was PACKED! Hoping for a better time today.

[Edited by: Claudie at 12/16/2014 7:11:10 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 6:39:31 AM

Good Morning Claudie,

#6 Brown bears can be black and vice versa.

Don’t be fooled by the color of the coat! Despite their names, black and brown bears come in many different shades, often depending on the range and region of the subspecies. The best way to tell them apart would be to have one chase after you in the wild. If it follows you up a tree, you’ve got a black bear on your tail. If it just knocks the tree over, it’s a brown bear. (We seriously don’t recommend trying this.)

Have a Terrific Tuesday!
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 6:03:58 AM



On this date, in 1920, one of the deadliest earthquakes in history hit the Gansu province in China. The 8.6 quake killed 200,000 people.

Welcome to Tuesday, Claudie!
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JMBoykinII
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 5:16:15 AM

Good morning, Claudie. Well, our Falcons went from first to third, don't think we will need playoff tickets unless we have a miracle. I hate to see that Aints in first place.
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HouHrl
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 1:00:51 AM

Good night, Claudie & Co.!
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 11:18:34 PM

Good evening Claudie

Knew you'd enjoy the tune being the Beatles fan you are. What can I say? All of Paul McCartney's tunes are good at least in my opinion.You'll notice my change in avatar of one of my favorite basketball players in action. A former coworker named Robin comes to the games and photographs the girls in action. As you can see, she is very good at the photographs. I will be putting together an album here on GB of several of mine and her pictures soon.

Tonight's countdown tune comes to us from the year 1965 as there are several traditional Christmas songs done and redone over the years. You heard one the other evening from John Cougar Mellencamp and another from Taylor Swift. But when it comes to this particular song, nothing tops the original performance of this one. Written by Johnny Marks for the Christmas Special "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer" which is celebrating it's 50th anniversary airing on CBS, it was originally to be sung by Larry D. Mann, but was given to Burl Ives due to his singing fame. Several artists including Country performers Alan Jackson and Lady Antebellum have performed this one, but in my opinion, you can't beat the original.

#6 Burl Ives - "Holly Jolly Christmas"
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 10:03:23 PM

Good evening, jjdm, Robustus, WKGaser, and Mrs. Wrench!

jjdm, wow! You're doing so many different jobs at work, aren't you? Sounds like you're a manager trainee! Nice that you went to visit your grandma and took her some chop suey. I know she enjoyed it since she doesn't get food like that at the nursing home. I know my mom likes to go out to eat at places b/c she gets to order things she misses.

Robustus, nice that you had a slow day so you could rest up from yesterday's busyness. Back to work tomorrow!

WKGaser, thanks for stopping in!

Mrs. Wrench, alright! Sure hope that new chiropractor (to you) can help. I'll sure be interested to see how the appointment goes.

Time for me to sign out for the night.

Good night, everybuddy!

[Edited by: Claudie at 12/15/2014 10:07:46 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 9:52:41 PM

Hi Claudie, Hope your day went well. Haven't read back but wanted to say hello before you left for the night. Our former park owner recommend his Chiropractor so I stopped in today. They said they could see me than but I didn't have my MRI reports with me so I have an appointment for Wed at 11. They adjust the way my old doctor did. I'm so excited. I'll tell you more after I see him.
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