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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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Dino72
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 10:52:05 PM

Good evening/morning Claudie


I've been following a local story from my high school, Parkersburg South, over a T Shirt that has stirred controversy. These are shirts worn by the Patriot Wrestling team and contains the following Bible verse on the back of them:

"I can do all things through him who strengthens me" - Philippians 4:13

Well, a group called "Freedom From Religion" based out of Wisconsin has considered the shirts offensive and has asked the team to not wear them. This same verse has been posted on the walls of the Gymnasium at the school. So, the Wood county Board of Education has caved to this group and decided to paint over the verse in the gymnasium at Parkersburg South. This has caused a lot of talk and outrage in the area.

I have the reports and updates from WTAP-TV linked here.

Okay, here's my thoughts on this. It is truly sad that one complaint from a group 600 miles away is causing someone to take this step. Has anyone of these guys from Madison, WI visited the area let alone care? I think in a time of shootings and stabbings going on in public schools, is this really the time to take God out of school? I feel we need him in schools now more than ever. This is truly a good exercise for these students in standing for what you believe in and time for a bunch of school board members to be shown the door.

Stepping off the soapbox for another night. Dino's jukebox is back to it's regular night tomorrow. Yes, TT it is "Queen of Hearts." I'll play it tomorrow night. See ya then.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 9:11:40 PM

Good evening, Mrs. Wrench, Farful, dickc49, and Robustus!

Mrs. Wrench, I know the Golden Corral that we go to only has breakfast on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. I didn't know that about Denny's discount. I agree, the military discount should be higher than for AARP members. We have a Denny's in our town; I wonder how much their senior discount is.

Farful, didn't hear from the doctor's office about Mom's numbers, so I just might have to call them myself. Hope you get some good rain to drop that pollen count. I think ours might be just about done (I hope!).

dick, I know about that kind of flooring you're putting down. In fact, hubby put it down in Daughter's house (in her dining room). He said it was a lot easier b/c the pieces just locked together. Hope you get the floor finished tomorrow.

Robustus, I know what you mean about the rain...I thought we were going to have more than we actually got, too....sprinkles (for about 5 minutes) a coupla times. Oh, well! Hope you feel better!

Time for me to sign out for the night.

Good night, everybuddy!

[Edited by: Claudie at 4/23/2014 9:14:11 PM EST]
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Robustus
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 8:55:52 PM

Good evening Claudie,

Trying to get things done around here. Slowly getting around to it, but hopefully I can get it done!

The rain didn't come as much as I expected yesterday. Basically it sprinkled a little and it got windy for part of the evening last night, but that was it. However, the wind sure stirred up the pollen! I haven't felt too well since.

I used to take some Zyrtec for my hay fever. However, I don't get around taking it as much as I used to. But, now it looks like I need to get back on it!
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dickc49
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 6:51:09 PM

Good evening Claudie,

Getting here late tonight. After waking up and reading some of the paper, I went to my daughters house to help her fiancee start putting down the new hardwood floor. It is one of these newer engineered floors that does not get nailed down, but the pieces lock together. After a few directions were read we started. We now have a bit over 3/4 installed. Both of us were tired and our knees said, "Enough"! We will finish it tomorrow. We still need to put the wall trim on, but it goes on top of this type of flooring. Much different than the regular 2 1/4 inch strip oak I have done, but trimming around doors is still a pain! My new grandson hardly had a peep to say all day as we worked with a power saw and banged on things. What a good baby Nicholas is!
Had two good days of spring skiing. The weather was a bit warm, so the snow was a bit sloppy, but still it skied well. I will go again, but not until probably Sunday.
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Farful
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 6:38:47 PM

Good afternoon Claudie and All!
 
Claudie, That was great that you saved $4 on groceries. Hope that your Mom had good numbers at the appointment too.
 
We had more rain today on our bus trip. Should help keep the pollen count down.
 
HHD!
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Wrench9765
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 6:04:05 PM

Good evening Claudie, sounds like a good shopping day for you today. None of our grocery stores give a discount. Sounds like you have a lot of work in store for your family get together, hope you have good weather.

This morning we were going to Golden Coral for breakfast only to find they were closed, I'm wondering if they only have it on the week ends.We ended up at Denny's, did you know that they give you a 15 % discount with AARP but only 10% for Military, I think it should be turned around. After that it was a trip to Sams for gas & a few other things.

I see where NJ has the highest pollen count around, guess that's why my eyes have been burning so bad.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 4:17:45 PM

Good afternoon, MusicTeacher!

Hope your mechanic doesn't find anything that needs to be taken care of on your new-to-you car.
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MusicTeacher
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 11:50:49 AM

Good Morning, Claudie ♪ That is good the rain in your area yesterday cleaned up the air some more and will allow you to comfortably open up the windows around your home for fresh air.

I am glad your day of errands went well, and you got some Senior Discounts and coupon discounts at the grocery stores too! Enjoy the rest of your day!

Thank you for the congrats on our new used 2005 Honda-CRV LX!

Thank you for your kind thoughts for my Dad. My Mom and I took him home on Monday. On our way to buy takeout food, we stopped by Draper's & Damon's. While my Dad waited for us, he walked behind the store and saw the Honda-CRV in the parking lot. That is how this sooner than expected deal all started. My Dad is in one of the car pictures from yesterday, posted below ↓.

I thank God that yesterday my Parents and I were able to make a successful deal with our new used 2005 Honda-CRV at the Dealership in Torrance, CA! Here is another picture of Me with my new used 2005 Honda-CRV LX. This morning I will be taking it to our Mechanic to have him √ it out for himself and if needed, recommend and do any needed maintenance and/or repair work on it.

Today at noontime my Mom and I will be attending our weekly Prayer Meeting and Lunch fellowship at Church. After Church, I look forward to doing some errands and then returning home to do some tasks.

Have a Great Wednesday!
♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬

[Edited by: MusicTeacher at 4/23/2014 11:51:11 AM EST]
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 11:38:21 AM

A very good trip to the grocery store! I started to buy some of the food for our get-together on Saturday, May 3rd, mostly b/c I was able to get some good prices (they're running a special this week, if you buy any 4 of the listed products, you get $1 off each one). Had several paper coupons AND got almost $4.00 for the senior discount!

PLUS.....I had to get special kitty food at PetSmart, and I had a $10-off-coupon (if you buy $15 or more, which I did), so I REALLY saved there!

Oh, yeah, the weather's gorgeous, too...about 73° and sunshiny with a slight breeze. Open the doors and windows!!

A good day indeed!

Hello, grmoore, hmcsretired07,and Lighting10K!

grmoore, good luck to the GSU men's baseball team. How are they doing anyway?

hmcsretired, thanks stopping in!

Lighting, thankfully the pollen count is going down, down, down (it's about 500 today). Hopefully, as the rest of the week goes by, it'll get waaaaaay down!
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Lighting10K
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 11:12:29 AM

Good Morning Claudie {{{HUGS}}}

Been busy working and help take care of my dad.

63° sunny sky out. Should start to look like springs in the air.
Could do with out the pollen. My nose say go away.

Been watching baseball and the back of my eyelids in the evening.

Enjoy your Wednesday why having fun in Life............

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hmcsretired07
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 9:04:54 AM

Good morning Claudie
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grmoore
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 7:33:43 AM

Greetings Claudie/others:

Happy Wednesday! 56 degrees this morning.

Walk complete. Completed the long(er) walk this morning as I was called to sub for GSU baseball this evening.

Off to breakfast and start the day.

Have a great day all!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 7:21:08 AM

Good morning, Dino, yankie, jqwright, MidnightSun, JM, senile, attitash, TUrtLE, and scout!

Dino, Glad to hear the fingers are just bruised. BTW, I think Earth Day should be every day, too.

MidnightSun, yes, it seems like it's no big deal to move the celebrated day from the actual day, just so people can have the day off. <shakes head>

JM, so the girl with the busy-body father sat out last night?

attitash, have a good golf day!

TUrtLE, thanks for today's 'tips.' :)

scout, sounds like you got a good workout at dance last night.

yankie, jqwright, and senile, thanks for stopping in!

Yay! Back to my Wednesday shopping day (for one week, at least)! I have a few other places to stop, too, but the grocery store will be the final stop before I head home.

[Edited by: Claudie at 4/23/2014 7:21:59 AM EST]
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 6:39:56 AM

Great dance class. Night Club Two Step! Then we worked on out back spot turns and Bolero in our private lesson.

Good morning Claudie~
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 6:32:31 AM

Good Morning Claudie and Friends,

Food Spoilage Guide concludes.

UNMARKED ITEMS
You know it is well beyond prime when you're tempted to
discard the Tupperware along with the food. Generally
speaking, Tupperware containers should not burp when you
open them.

GENERAL RULE OF THUMB
Most food cannot be kept longer than the average life span
of a hamster. Keep a hamster in or nearby your refrigerator
to gauge this.

HHD
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attitash
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 6:19:18 AM

Good morning Claudie...sunny day ahead with a high of 9°C/48.2°F. Have a Tee time of 10AM for my 1st round of golf for the season. My expectations are low...not had a golf club in my hand since November. Have a great day.
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 6:17:51 AM

mornin' Claudie
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JMBoykinII
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 5:01:44 AM

Good morning, Claudie. Alex enjoyed her birthday celebration, I left more details at my studio. We had a game last night and I knew that we would struggle with pitching, but I was not going to start the girl that father is an issue. I will go back to my regular lineup on Thursday to get a win.
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 1:10:31 AM

Good morning Claudie!

April 19 was the shot heard around the world, the beginning of our Revolutionary War. Like other holidays, Mass decided to celebrate it on the 3rd Monday so the non working holiday and the no school day could be enjoyed by all.

Enjoyed exploring the undersea world of the City of Rapture in the XBox 360 game of Biosphere. Wanted to get into it for 30 minutes, ended up playing for 3 hours. History of Rature. Give the side bar a quick read.

Had thawed out a frozen ziplock bag of cooked chili from last year. Added two low calories cooked hots cut into ¼" slices some cayenne pepper and melted cheddar cheese on top. It was an excellent lunch.

Saw the Netflix movie 2013 "The Family" rated R 1hr 51m superbly directed by veteran Luc Besson. The wife (Michelle Pfeiffer), daughter (Dianna Agron), and son (John D'Leo), of the La Cosa Nostra family of Giovani Mazoni of Brooklyn (Robert Di Niro), NY are relocated to Normandy, France, by the witness protection program.

Head Federal Agent (Tommy Lee Jones) watches the family's safety. The family has that Brooklyn attitude of dropping the F bomb. The first day the son takes a brutal kicking on the floor in the boys room. The daughter goes on car ride w/4 guys who end up getting trounced w/her tennis racket. The wife goes to the town store for PB, gets chastised for being an American, then blows up the market.

It is a comedy, crime, and a thriller that has an excellent flow. The movie kept my attention from the start. The last 20 minutes sees one of the most intense gun battles ever.

As the Mazoni family drives off into the setting sun, Pfeiffer says, "Now we have to change our names again". DiNiro says, "All in all, it was good day." Lots of suspense, action, and laughter. 5/5 stars

The high was 72° and it rained ever so gently. Went outdoors for several hours and created a to do list for the spring. Will begin with a ¾" nylon netting for the strawberries and grapes to keep the small sparrows from flying in the sides.

The temp is 50°F (10°C) and is the high. There is an 40% chance of rain. It is raining lightly

Have a fabulous day!

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jqwright
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 12:52:26 AM

Good night, Claudie.

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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 12:37:24 AM

Good morning y'all..
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Dino72
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 10:45:11 PM

Good evening/morning Claudie

The fingers are a little bruised, but not thankfully broken.


Tuesday night and Happy Earth Day to one and all. A lot of talk going around about going green. It's a great thought, but I think going green should be year round not just this week. Much like Breast Cancer Awareness and everyone breaks out the pink throughout October. It's great that awareness is raised and it's something serious that should be tackled just like all forms of cancer. It shouldn't have to stop on November 1st nor should the efforts of keeping our planet clean only be focused on the last full week of April. I think it's something that should be focused on year round. The planet is much like our bodies. We only have one of them, and properly maintaining them is important to keeping them around for a long long time.

Breezy and cool 50s here.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 9:11:25 PM

Time for me to sign out for the night.

Good night, y'all!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 4:13:23 PM

Good afternoon, attitash, MusicTeacher, and Robustus!

attitash, happy golfing (tomorrow)!!

MusicTeacher, hope your dad got home from the hospital and you got the deal on the car.

Robustus, okay then, tomorrow is the day you'll be working on your mom's old apartment. As for your dad, just don't let him bother you; that's all!
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Robustus
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 3:06:17 PM

Hi Claudie!

Getting ready for work in the next few minutes.

Found out some-kind of good news. My mom got in touch with our landlord and he is willing to wait until Saturday to get things out. He wasn't too enthused, but at least he's willing to wait.

So, I'm off work tomorrow. I hope my dad doesn't bother me too much to get things done this time! However, I'm going to be hauling the stuff from my mom's place and storing it in his garage. Then, I'll sort things out that will go with me and store the rest of the stuff until I find something to do with it.

Well, time's ticking by. So, I gotta go! I hope you have a good evening. I hope everything went well with you and your mom this morning! (Sorry I didn't get a chance to read down.)
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MusicTeacher
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 1:12:54 PM

Good Morning, Claudie ♬ I am glad your morning went well with taking your Mom out to her errands at WM and the Doctor's Office for another routine blood test. Enjoy the rest of your day.

Thank you for your kind thoughts for my Dad, and also for the prospective used Honda-CRV deal. Yes, I usually post details about happenings and various updates at my Studio, so please do try to look for detailed updates on my Dad over there. I don't want to post too many details on my rounds, as it will attract too much attention from others that I rarely or never chat with, and I don't want to entertain too much attention away from my Studio at others' GB homes.

Today is my day off from teaching and I look forward to a full day of doing light tasks at home, catching up on rest after last Holy Week's busy schedule with my participation in "The Choice" Easter Musical Drama, and errands including a potential deal on a 2005 Honda-CRV that my Parents and I √ed out at a Dealership yesterday.

Happy Earth Day!
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 1:11:07 PM

My guess was May! Hope the test with Mom went ok.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 11:40:12 AM

Back from taking Mom to WM for shopping and then going to the cardiologist's office for some lab work. :)

Hello, sandipaws, hmcsretired07, attitash, and Farful!

sandipaws, time for some relaxing. :)

hmcsretired, thanks for stopping in!

attitash, alright! You get to golf earlier than you thought! When did you think the course was going to start being open?

Farful, I will probably hear from the doctor's office tomorrow some time about Mom's potassium and sodium levels; hoping they're good. If they are, we don't have to do that again for 3 months. <crosses fingers>
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 9:46:41 AM

Good morning Claudie and All!
 
Claudie, Hope that you have a good shopping day at the store with your Mom. Hope her numbers are all good at cardiologist office too.
 
Happy Earth Day!
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 8:49:12 AM

Good morning Claudie over night & through the morning had me drive to work. Clearing in the afternoon with showers returning in the evening. High 13°C/55.4°F. Surprised to get an email yesterday indicating the golf course will open today. Tee off time for 10AM tomorrow! Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 8:32:46 AM

Good morning Claudie
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 7:53:05 AM

Good morning Claudie!
Hope you get all of your errands done quickly so that you can go home and relax! Have a terrific Tuesday! {{Hugs}}
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 7:43:49 AM

Good morning, grmoore and senile!

grmoore, great that you guys are walking for exercise. Hubby and I need to get back to that, too.

senile, thanks for stopping in!

[Edited by: Claudie at 4/22/2014 7:44:05 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 7:20:35 AM

mornin' & happy earth day Claudie
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 7:17:32 AM

Greetings Claudie/others:

Happy Tuesday! 60 degrees this morning and thunderstorms forecasted.

Walk complete this morning; we've starting doing a short(er) walk in the morning and a longer walk in the evening. We're averaging about 4 miles each day.

Dental appointment went well yesterday.

Off to breakfast and work.

Have a great day all!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 7:14:20 AM

Good morning, Dino, yankie, MidnightSun, JM, Pard, scout, TUrtLE, and dickc49!

Dino, hmmmm, a song that starts with Q? I'll have to think on that one. Hope your fingers didn't get hurt too much.

yankie, thanks for stopping in!

MidnightSun, Patriot's Day? Hmmmm, my family lived in the Boston area for 2 years when I was a teen, and I remember that day. However, for some reason I thought it was on April 19th. How come they 'celebrated' it yesterday instead, I wonder.

JM, oh, gosh! Alex is sure getting older fast! Happy birthday to her! Any special plans for her birthday? BTW, when's your next game?

Pard, yesterday was a great day for a soccer game (even in Newnan)! Good thing they got that game in yesterday b/c later today, it's supposed to rain.

scout, sounds like it was a good night all around for you last night. :) Good luck to your team in the playoffs!

TUrtLE, boy, those people from the county website sure do take some great pictures! Ken Gagne, too! Thanks for sharing.

dick, have a great ski day!

It's Tuesday, so I'm taking Mom to the store this morning. On the way back, we'll stop at the cardiologist's office to have blood drawn so Mom's potassium and sodium numbers can be checked. It's supposed to rain today, but thankfully not 'til later. Should be a dry day for our trip out. :)
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 6:48:49 AM

Good morning Claudie,

Changed my mine last night. While checking driving directions and time discovered that it would take too long to get to Killington from here in Maine. I am headed up to Sugarloaf instead. A bit longer of a drive home after skiing, but a much shorter drive this morning. As soon as breakfast is done I will pack the car and head out. I will still get a trip or two or three in at Killington before they close.
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 6:39:59 AM

Good Morning Claudie and Friends,
Claudie, I'll cross my flippers that you have sun on May 3rd.

Today is National Earth Day. (Some History)

Each year on April 22, it is National Earth Day. This annual day is held to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

John McConnell pioneered the name and concept of Earth Day in 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco. His thought, for Earth Day, was to have it be the first day of spring, March 21, 1970 and that day was sanctioned in a Proclamation signed by Secretary General U Thant at the United Nations. One month later a separate Earth Day, focused on the United States, was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson. This day was created to be an environmental teach-in to be held on April 22, 1970. The original national coordinator in 1970, Denis Hayes, launched an organization and took it international in 1990, organizing events in 141 nations.

In 2009, the April 22 date was designated as International Mother Earth Day by a consensus resolution adopted by the United Nations. The Earth Day Network now globally coordinates Earth Day and it is annually celebrated in more than 192 countries.

Several photos from the County web site.

Sunrise by Julie Sacchetti

Sunset also by Julie Sacchetti

Last Friday's rain clouds by Ken Gagne.

It wouldn't be the coast without a seagull from Ken Gagne.

Have a Terrific Earth Day!
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 6:05:02 AM

Great dance lesson last night. Worked on Cuban motion. Then went to Cha Cha class! And the Pens won!

Good morning Claudie~
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 5:50:06 AM

Good morning, Claudie! My little granddaughter played in her first soccer game yesterday, glad the rain had stopped long enough for the field to dry out!
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 4:56:38 AM

Good morning, Claudie. You are close, Alex is 12 today. I hope that you have a wonderful day.
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 1:31:27 AM

Good morning Claudie!

Will eat out this week instead.

Yesterday was Patriots' Day in Mass, Wisconsin, and Patriot's Day in Maine. It is a public holiday that commemorates the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, Mass on April 19, 1775. These were the first battles of the American Revolutionary War.

Since 2007 The Boston Marathon has started on Patriots' Day between 9:30 am and 10:00 am, resulting in the racers going through Kenmore Square near Boston's Fenway Park towards the middle of the Red Sox game.

The Boston Red Sox have been scheduled to play at home in Fenway Park on Patriots' Day every year since 1959. They have the earliest baseball game in all of MLB with the game start at 11 AM

Over 36,000 runners entered the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. Showing that the Boston bombing s last year with 264 injured and 3 dead, 1 a child, did not dampen the Spirit Patriots' Day.

Meb Keflezighi won the Elite Men’s division, becoming the first American to win the Boston Marathon since 1983, finishing in a time of 2:08:37 for the 26.2 mile run.

The winner from the Elite Women’s division was Kenyan Rita Jeptoo, finishing in 2:18:57.
More on Patriot's Day.

Listened to the home team play baseball against the Baltimore Orioles at 11:05 AM via the internet. Went outdoors several times when the visitor's were at bat.The temp climbed to a super 70. Tough 7-6 loss, exciting tho.

Shorts and a t-shirt were worn. See the striped maples buds are opening, the daylilies are growing, some of the perennials are growing, as are the strawberries.

Looks like 3 of the ever bearing plants did not make it through the extra cold and long winter. Plan on growing green beans. Had very good luck last year. This area is Zone 2. No one plants until Memorial Day w/e.

The temp is 50°F (10°C) with the high to be 72°F (22°C). There is an 80% chance of rain.

Have a wonderful day!

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Good morning y'all.........

[Edited by: yankiefrankie at 4/22/2014 12:37:32 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 10:45:46 PM

Good evening/morning Claudie

As promised, I told you I'd drop you a hint on the jukebox tune this week. Being a tune starting with "Q" there wasn't much to pick from, but I found one. The artist is female and the tune was her biggest hit in the early '80s. I even own a copy of this as a "45".

Rain moving in later tonight will take the mild temps with it. Had a bit of a blonde moment Sunday afternoon. Went to pick up Emily for dinner and as I started to get out of the car I thought I'd put my sunglasses on the dash. When I went to close the door, I didn't realize my fingers were in the way. Until too late. I can proudly say I can publish anything I said here, because I didn't yell any expletives. Too many kids nearby. What I was thinking, well, that's a different story. Have a good start of the week everybuddy.
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 9:06:59 PM

Good evening, attitash, yankie, and Robustus!

attitash, our grass is growing, though, kinda slowly right now. Have had good rain this Spring so that sure helps. The entire yard is all almost green now (weeds and grass).

yankie, thanks for stopping in this evening!

Robustus, glad to hear you're back to working out; I wondered about that last week. That massage bed sounds wonderful! 7 minutes at a time, huh? Hmmmm, can you not get back on it (after you get off from your 7 minutes) and do it again and again and again? That was good stuff you got for your dad at BJ's; hope he appreciates it. Hope you can find some time to get the apartment cleaned out, too.

Time for me to sign out for the night.

Good night, everybuddy!


[Edited by: Claudie at 4/21/2014 9:13:10 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 9:04:44 PM

Good evening Claudie!

Back to work today at the normal place. With Easter being over it wasn't too busy as customers go. But, they kept me pretty busy. Tomorrow is our inventory. Fortunately, I don't have to deal with the counting stuff and all that technical stuff. I just needed to put all the stuff they found hidden around and on shelves back in the right place. It is amazing what stuff is found when you go around digging out stuff! I think I found a bag of microwave popcorn that expired in 2012! So, I have to put that in the damaged goods area which a lady is there to be take it off our inventory. She also is in charge of the receiving area of the store to make sure we get the stuff off the trucks and deal with the vendors.

Anyway, they found about 3 or 4 large cartfulls of stuff for me to try to get back. However, I didn't finish it. So, the guy who came in after I left has to finish it. I also had to keep up with my regular duties like keeping the carts in from the parking lot and assist in bagging, if needed, etc.

I'm glad that I won't be going into work until 4 tomorrow afternoon instead of the usual morning time. So, I don't have to worry about dealing with more of that mess.

On to other things. It definitely feels good to get back into the routine again. I skipped working out last week due to the mess with my dad. So, I was happy I went after work. I had to take it a little easy since I had to get used it all over again. But, once I got started it wasn't too hard to get going. The best part is that they offer a massage bed (Hydromassage) you can get on. They also have massage chairs, but the Hyrdomassage is a lot better! Too bad they only allow to use it 7 minutes at a time. But, it is free with my membership.

Whew! I thought the day was over after the workout. But, I gave in and went to get a few things for my dad at BJ's. I grabbed the giant 2-pack of Jif peanut butter, some bread, and a gallon of milk for him. Then, I was nice to surprise him with a sandwich from Jimmy John's. (I'm sorry but I still love my dad and it makes me feel good sometimes to see how he reacts to being surprised. I just worry about him taking advantage of that. I just want him to see that I do care about him at times. Although, he needs to realize I can't do that all the time.) So while I got him something, I picked up a few things for myself. So, it wasn't a total waste to "cater to him."

OK, I finally got home around 8 this evening after being gone since 9:20 this morning. Thank goodness, like I said, I don't go into work until 4 tomorrow afternoon. I just worry that I see rain is in the forecast for tomorrow evening. I hope it isn't too bad to work in it! I don't want to get soaked gathering up the carts outside! (That is the worst part of my job. Then the customers get so picky about getting wet shopping carts when they go shopping!)

The apartment saga is still going on next door. The landlord is getting in touch with my mom and he's not too happy with her. I hope things can get "cleared" away soon! I mean real soon!
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 8:51:21 PM

Good evening y'all..............
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 4:29:39 PM

Not ready to mow yet...another few weeks I would guess. Have a good night.
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 3:57:02 PM

Good afternoon, MusicTeacher!

Hope you were able to take it easy today; you sure did have a busy weekend (well, Thursday, too).

Hope your dad gets to go home from the hospital today. Did they ever determine what happened to cause that numbness?
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 2:38:57 PM

Good Morning, Claudie ♬ Enjoy your stay-at-home day today. that is good your Yard Keeper did his work at the scheduled time as agreed upon.

Thank you for your concern about my Dad's health scare. I thank God it was nothing more than that, and I do hope and pray he can return home today. Thank you also for your kind thoughts for my busy Easter Sunday with the Church Picnic at the Park, and Day 4 and Shows #5 and #6 of the Easter Musical Drama Production. I thank God that my long entire day did go well, in spite of my Dad's health scare. Thankfully yesterday's sunny and cool weather was perfect for the picnic, and just for the entire day in general. Sunny days like yesterday also help with higher attendance at Shows like my recent drama production. When it rains, people here in CA tend to make excuses not to attend Concerts and Shows. If I really want to attend a Show, I don't let the rain stop me.

Today I look forward to taking it easy at home, catching up on much needed rest, and also doing some errands that I was unable to do during my past four days of performing for "The Choice" Easter Musical Drama Series at The Rock Church in Anaheim, CA. Tonight I have one Violin Student to teach.

Have a Beautiful Monday!
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[Edited by: MusicTeacher at 4/21/2014 2:41:29 PM EST]
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