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our bloomin friends january fruitcake swap sign up!

Posted by klickitat zone 7b GA (My Page) on
Mon, Dec 18, 06 at 12:04

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OurBloomin Friends Friendship Swap Group was created to have a reliable, fair and safe haven to swap and trade between the group members. If you care to join us, we would love to have you. Please be a successful member of garden web and have had a trade with two or three of our members. Membership requests should be directed to veeja/carol

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Our Bloomin Friends January Fruitcake Swap



Ok, ladies. This is my first time hosting a swap so go easy on me! I am so grateful for being allowed to join this group earlier this year and have enjoyed giving and receiving. I may not always be available to post on here, but know that I’m thinking of each of you during this holiday season.

The rules for this month’s swap are as follows: As you know, a fruitcake is something given at Christmastime and is generally not too well-received (with a few yummy exceptions!). Since we have all probably exchanged a few gifts over the month there is a chance that something you unwrapped has no room in your home or garden. If so, that is your personal fruitcake this month. Re-wrap it and send it along to your swap partner with your trades. Alternatively, you can send a real fruitcake! Imagine that… a real fruitcake in a fruitcake swap! The rest of the swap goes along the lines of past trades with plants/seeds/bulbs… whatever you want.

I hope the explanation is easy enough to follow. It’s basically a fun way to put to good use a gift or fruitcake you cannot keep or return.

The only deadline for sending is for your package to be shipped out in the month of January. Please post your delivery confirmation numbers here in the thread so your partner knows to expect a package. Sign-ups will be taken up until New Year’s Day and the swap list will be posted by January 3rd.

Please post as to whether or not you will be participating to make it easier to identify who’s playing and who isn’t.


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Lol, I'm a fruitcake, should I send myself?


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I'm in.. Can I send Sassy?

Teasing...
Beans


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COUNT ME IN i HAVE A VERY SPECIAL NUTTY FRUIT CAKE TO SHARE .

SUSIE


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Heh. Sassy... you're in! Send yourself in a box. Don't forget the air holes!


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Count me in!


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  • Posted by remy 6WNY (My Page) on
    Mon, Dec 18, 06 at 18:32

I'm in! I've been holding on to my hideous gift for awhile now just for this swap: )
Remy


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I may be the only one here who is not a fruit cake, but I want in. hugs


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Your first time hosting and my first time swapping with this group so I'm sure you will be the best hostess so far with me!
Yes, I would like to participate in this one. If Sassy sends herself to my house, I sure would like to have her visit.

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Mmmmm I AM a fruitcake and I love fruitcake but I'm betting I'll be on a major DIET in Jan. So, I'll play and hope my buddy does not send me anything tooooo temptingly edible.
I'll wait and see who I'm sending to and then decide if I'll send before I leave for my trip or what. I could pick up Sassy and deliver her somewhere in person. That might create a real nutty situation. Lots of possibilities here.


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Dizzy...did you say airholes or a@@holes? lol Oh, ok .....I have plenty of those in the neighborhood I could ship, but... I WILL NOT SHARE A BOX!

Beans....NO YOU DIDN'T!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol

Carol....yeah right!!!! I'm the candied fruit and you the stuff that holds us together! lol Big wolf hugs!

Dizzy.....please don't give me Remy! I'm a little afraid a this point! lol (JK) Hidious? RUN, FOREST...RUN!!!

Oh Jeanne, I'm soooo glad you joined us! And I would just love to be shipped to your house! So sad we've lived in the same state, and still have not met, we'll try to change that!

Beth, Beth, Beth....omg...I owe you an email! So sorry Sweetie!, but I'll get it there, I feel so terrible now, I saw your post and remembered! YIKES ! You can pick me up anytime! But I'm going with you! Where are you going? lol, I don't care, I'm with YOU! THAT would be wonderful!

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Who is this 'dizzy' you speak of, sassy??? Time for your morning coffee!


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So far we have the following…

Players:
sassyd
llbean
skohler
tastefullyjulie
remy
veeja11
sandlapper rose
beth b kodiak


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your doing great so far klick :)) congrats :
& to answer your ??? as to who is dizz that is
dizzydaffodil AKA (susann) :))

looks as we all might be a little fruity :))
& this will be a very strange swap :))
have a great evening all
susie


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Heh, I knew who dizzy was... just didn't understand why she was referring to her in this thread when dizzy hasn't yet posted. *grin*


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  • Posted by mellen 4a/5-ctrl. IA (My Page) on
    Tue, Dec 19, 06 at 20:03

Oh, what the hay. I have fruitcake to send. It's a good one, too, and I don't normally like fruitcake! We always get two from the same company. One is sent from my parents and the other is sent from our former landlady who sold us the land we built our house on. Sign me up, Klick. Mary Ellen/Mellen


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Beth are ya comin here? I thought you were done traveling? Klick my cat you are doing a wonderful job, the first post was perfect. I need ya all to start collecting something, so you are easy to buy for. suggestions, Maryanne,Sassy and Mellen, depends,Sassy also likes sex toys as does Maryanne. Mellen also likes men and mandrakes. click my cat, cats or clickers, beth bears
angel, angels, Dizzy, daffs or hypnotic circles, Laura, beans or racoons, luna, fairies, susie, birds or bengal tigers, Tina, mini liquor bottles or redneck jokes. Julie, jellybean statues or jaguars, Remy rats or razors or maybe rutabagas. Sandlapper, sandscapes or snakes. These are the names I see here hope This list helps Carol, baby things and laura's jewlery. hugs to all


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This sounds too fun to pass up. I need to be paired up with someone who is NOT going on a diet in January! Speak up if your skinny...we won't hate you too much! lol! That way I can get rid of all this junk food around here :) JK...Actually, while I was out and about today I got so hungry that I broke into the box of belgian chocolate that someone had just given me and I had sworn I wouldn't touch. I guess I can't regift it now, lol!
And who wants some viagra for their mate? DH picked some up at the doctor today and I'm afraid I can't handle him on viagra! LOL! Earthly?
You gals are too much fun. Anyway, I'm in.
Theresa


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I'm in!/Susan Giverny4me


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Klick.....what can I say? I was having a "dizzy" moment I guess! lol So sorry! Hey, I for-warned you that I am a fruitcake! I should be free from any penalties! lol (Never-mind....just send the bill to Maryanne or Carol!)

Beth, if you're going to Carol's, I'm definitely stayin' for the long haul! What a trip! (I mean the trip, literally and the trip, meeting Carol!) Would be so great?
Oh and not trying to take away from this swap in any way, but do hope you're hosting another Secret Squirrel?Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting Loved that one!

Just so everyone knows.....I DO take off my depends to play with my sex toys! They're worrysome...aren't they? I guess I should talk to my toys and see if they want some vigra? Maybe just double AA's? OMG! I have been around Carol tooooooooo long! Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Goodnite girls!
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Thanks, Susie and Carol. I actually looked at the original Christmas thread to see what needed to be posted. It's a lot easier to get it right the first time than to have to do a bunch of additions afterwards. *grin* Did I also happen to mention that it took me over an hour to get the darn thing put together?! LOL Now that grad school is on break I've got all this free time to spend working on posts...

I do have a question for our OBF Masters... is there a concise list of member names so that I can post players and non-players? There's probably one floating around, but this forum doesn't have any sort of search engine that I can find.

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KLICK: We do have a list of players for a guide line so you know & I will post them here so that everyone can make a copy if you need.

I hope I have everyone listed

AMYBABYBOY/AMY--------- JAN 21ST
Beth B Kodiak/Beth
BrittneysGran/Shirley---------- DEC 24TH
CedarNest /Nancy ---------- DEC 31ST
DANCINGMOON/TRISH
Debbya/DEBBY ---------- DEC 17TH
DizzyDaffodil /SUSANN
EarthlyDelights / Maryanne
Faith in Frogs/Char
Giverny4me/SUSAN
GRANNYMARSH/ MARSHA
HummingbirdDaisy/TINA
IrishRoseGrower /Maureen
Klickitat/Jules
LIL_GREEN_THUMB/KIM
LLBEAN
LUNAMOON/JENELL ------------ JAN 26TH
Mellen/MaryEllen
Micke/Michelle ------------- JAN 17TH
Number 1 Angel/Jeanett3
NYVOICES99/ ANITA
PATTY2257/PATTY
Raggedyann/Annie
Remy/RemY
sandlapper_rose/jeanne
SassyD/DIANE
Sguanzon/Sue G
Skholer/Susie
TastefullyJulie/Julie
Theresa24/Theresa
Veeja11/Carol

I Hope this will help with up comming events also :))

well my Niece called last night to say the boys have been running a temp since supper & so gary is going to stay home with them she don't want me to get sick & give it to grandpa My dad" So I have the day to play .

llbean want to meet for lunch in Lansing :)) give me a Jingle .

Vee : I have way to many Birds & cats would some one share memory pills with me :)) or some energy pills :)) better yet .

ok Now I lost the list for 2007 monthly swaps :(((
Please can some one post them here again or send me a copy . ??

well ladies Have a great day I have to fine something to do :))
hugs
susie


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Boy am I glad I didn't volunteer to be a hostess for one of the months this year. I'd never get the heaader right. I can't figure out how to do graphics at all. It took me over a year and two in person lessons to learn how to post pictures.
Sorry Carol I'm not comming that far west (or north) this trip,but you could meet us at the Grand Canyon or maybe in Vegas. I'm done traveling for work or because "I gotta get from A to B" but I hope to keep traveling for pleasure as Long as possible. I have only 5 states left on the continental US and might get all of them on this trip. Then there's just Hawaii!!!!!
Sassy, get yer duds packed and we'll stop to see Jeanne on the way back home.
Remy, you can send me whatever is hideous. If it is too awful for words I'll feed it to the chickens. They can/will eat anything.
What a crazy bunch. Nutty as _________s just might fit.
Carol thanks for posting that list of collections. Very useful.


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Thanks for the list, Susie! And in return...

2007 Swap List

January……………...klickitat……………………Fruitcake Swap
February……………skholer……………………..Valentine’s Boxes Swap
March……………….Tastefullyjulie……………..Animal-related Swap
April………………...Amybabyboy3……………...Spring Seed Swap
May…………………faithinfrogs………………...???
June…………………lil_green_thumb…………...Patriotic Swap
July………………….iris_rose_grower…………..Day Lily and Lillium Swap
August……………...sassyd ……………………Cookbook Swap
September………….giverny4me…………………Fall Plants Swap II
October……………..lunamoon…………………...Halloween Swap II
November………….Sguanzon…………………....???
December………….cedarnest…………………….Christmas Swap

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  • Posted by remy 6WNY (My Page) on
    Wed, Dec 20, 06 at 12:07

Lol! What a list Carol. How did I end up with rats, razors, and rutabagas?!! I know I really wanted my pet rat from you since I used to have them as pets, and I do like rutabagas, but razors? lol!
Beth,
I would be more than happy to send it to you, but it is not an edible gift. It is a "flower" related gift. So it, in theory, would be a gift a gardener would like, lol.
I'll never know how to change the colors either.
Theresa,
Viagra! The doc is giving out samples?lol.
Remy


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Players:
klickitat
sassyd
llbean
skohler
tastefullyjulie
remy
veeja11
sandlapper rose
beth b kodiak
mellen
theresa24
giverny4me

Sitting Out:
None so far!

Not Yet Responded:
Amybabyboy3
Beth B Kodiak
BrittneysGran
cedarnest
dancingmoon
Debbya
DizzyDaffodil
EarthlyDelights
faithinfrogs
grannymarsh
HummingbirdDaisy
IrishRoseGrower
lil_green_thumb
lunamoon
micke
Number 1 Angel
nyvoices99
Patty2257
Raggedyann
Sguanzon

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Sign me up!

I'm not skinny, but I'm not going o a diet either, LoL
This swap should be very interesting. :-)

Hugs ladies,
Tina


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thank you jules for the 2007 monthly swap list
I have it saved again ;)) .

by the way you have beth on both list :))

I hope that others will post if they will NOT be Playing. So It will make it easier On our Hosted to Keep track . thank you ladies .

sure sounds like santa in here tonight :)) DJ MY African grey is say HO HO HO .
i GET TO LAUGHING AT HIM TILL TEARS COME TO MY EYES SORRY FOR ANY ERRORS IN MY TYPING :))

wish I had a recorder on this :)) guess I better go
see what he is into . you all have a great evening .

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Oh I can't resist.Count me in.

Susie,Thats just too cute.You got an African Grey saying HO HO HO and My Emmet is here whistling Jingle Bells.Maybe we should get them together and record a Christmas CD. Make Our Millions and Retire! LOL

Nancy


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Count me in too!


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i'm going to sit out for january, but i'll be here in spirit and conversation :)

maryanne

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Quiet here tonight. All you girls with the birds singing carols... that's just plain sweet. :)

Sorry you'll be sitting out this time, earthly, but you have a good January and we'll see you again the next time.

Players:
klickitat
sassyd
llbean
skohler
tastefullyjulie
remy
veeja11
sandlapper rose
beth b kodiak
mellen
theresa24
giverny4me
hummingbirddaisy
cedarnest
debbya

Sitting Out:
earthlydelights

Not Yet Responded:
Amybabyboy3
BrittneysGran
dancingmoon
DizzyDaffodil
faithinfrogs
grannymarsh
IrishRoseGrower
lil_green_thumb
lunamoon
micke
Number 1 Angel
nyvoices99
Patty2257
Raggedyann
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Hey Klick & all, I'm going to sit out January with Earthly. We'll watch and add comments as needed from the sidelines.
What's happening around here? Sassy's being Dizzy & Theresa's giving away Viagra? Hey Theresa, you can send some my way - I'll slip some in DH's juice. I'm not 59 yet!! LOL!
Susann/Dizzy


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count me in.
michelle


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I think I will sit this one out:)Anita


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I'd like to join your swap; I think my reputation as a trader is still intact ;)

I have lovely items that I would love to share with someone else that I don't need, and I also have a drunk fruitcake recipe that I'm dying to try out! (ok, I'll test it on my houseguests on New Year's Eve, and if it's horrible, I promise not to send it).

Question on the OBF group: If I'm voted in, do I have to do every month? Will I be black-balled if I choose to only do a swap here & there and not 'regularly?'

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Hi everyone i had great dec swap but i am going to sit out Jan swap i have so much to do but i hope everyone has a good time Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and may all your wishes come true patty


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tina/mm -

you have to committ to anywhere between 1/2 and 3/4 of the swaps that go on yearly. we've been together since april of last year. each month the swap changes, based on what the host has selected as her theme for the month. themes have already been selected for the year; although there are instances where the hostess and/or theme could change barring unfortunate circumstances.

packages are sent within the time frame set by the host. requirements are that you are a fair, honest and reliable trader; should be a member of GW for 3 to 6 months and have had a trade or two with a few members of this group. if you scroll above, you can see the group membership names. this is not a one month group, it's committed.

we also "reward" the hostess of the particular month's swap with a small token of appreciation for putting it together and keeping track and all the inbetween. you must also post when you send, which should always be done so with confirmation number, and for certain post when you receive.

if this still sounds like something you would be interested in, please email carol (veeja) as she be da boss!

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So far we have...

Players:
klickitat
sassyd
llbean
skohler
tastefullyjulie
remy
veeja11
sandlapper rose
beth b kodiak
mellen
theresa24
giverny4me
hummingbirddaisy
cedarnest
debbya
micke

Sitting Out:
earthlydelights
dizzydaffodil
nyvoices99
pattyp2257

Not Yet Responded:
Amybabyboy3
BrittneysGran
dancingmoon
faithinfrogs
grannymarsh
IrishRoseGrower
lil_green_thumb
lunamoon
Number 1 Angel
Raggedyann
Sguanzon

I'm heading off to bed. Have a bad cold yet still need to get up for work in the morning. Augh. G'night all!


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Beth, I'm ready & waitin'!
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Sue, too funny! Wish I could hear it! You girls have me wanting one, I can see Sassy now! lol

Nancy, be glad its Jingle Bells! lol Too cute!

Maryanne, I've had that graphic for a month waiting on this swap and you beat me to the candied fruit! lol Guess that means I'm only a slice....... not a whole fruitcake!

Dizzy....you go girl! Carol said her stud muffin don't need any! wooooohoo whats UP with that??!!!!! lol

Beth.......

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Hugs, & Merry Christmas!
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Sassy, I love your graphics we have new players so I need to add wish listschange Remy to rats, rum and rutabagas, theresa 24 yr old men, tadpoles and tempura, givernforme, goats, ghetto items, gazelles, Deb, dogs, doorknobs and dental floss, anita for next swap aliens, angels and ardvarks. boy am I helpfull. hostess gifts for klick, kangaroos, kettles,kandy,and knififolias.hugsCarol


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I'll be sitting out for January but I'll be visiting! You guys crack me up!


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Carol I'll sponsor/vote for Tina/M&M if she wants to join. She has been great in some trades I've done.
Sassy, will you settle for a Peacan??? That seems to be all that's left after using the walnuts in fruitcake. I 'm making a big one for on the trip. It can serve as emergency food or a spare tire whichever we need first.


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Hi - I will be sitting out this month!!
I hate to miss this one - it sounds like fun! I will have to keep up with the posts to see what everyone gets!!

Kimberly


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  • Posted by remy 6WNY (My Page) on
    Sat, Dec 23, 06 at 9:21

Beth,
"It can serve as emergency food or a spare tire whichever we need first" Lol!

Carol,
Rum!!!I's so happy to get changed to rum!!! My favorite: ) I love rum balls. I might even stomach a fruit cake if it was ladened with rum, lol.
Remy(taking over for Tina,lol!)


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carol I also thing M&m will make a great member I joined her xmas robin she is sending to me the box may be here today not sure with the mail as it is .

& Beth would make a great big sister to her :))

OK I need Help I cannot figure out how to do the color text :( Please seed me info as to how to do this :)

Sure going to miss the ones sitting out but sure hope you check in with us just to say hi :)) .

carol I have a PUZZLE For you :)) What Is red white Blue ,coming to you , with a special little note Hiden but true ????

well ladies I have a date with friends for a brunch
& then its off for a few last min gifts .

MERRY XMAS MY FRIENDS

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M&M has not e-mailed me, but if she meets requirements and agrees to rules she is Beths, please don't teach her any of your bad habits Beth. Merry christmas to Rumy and lushie(akaTina)I just can't seem to feel the christmas spirit >this year, don't know why. Merry christmas to you all hugs


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I'm going to sit this one out. I've got an auction going on for the Leukemia/lymphoma society and that will keep me busy.

LIFE IS GOOD,
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Ha! Rumy and Lushie. Welcome to my world Remy ;-)

Oh Carol - Big Christmas hugs to you darlin'! Find some mistletoe and grab DH. Role paly, LoL, Mr. and Mrs. Claus. heh!

We are not going to have a white Christmas :-(.
I didn't even sow any seeds on Solstice. Too warm!
We have had several days of rain and thunder storms...odd!
I am going to stretch my zone this year and plant things I've wanted but wasn't "hardy" to my zone. We'll see what happens........

Hoping to get some baking done today...been feeling like crap for almost a month now. Can't figure out what's wrong with me...huh! go figure. Go in on the 4th for a brain scan. I'll let ya'll know if they find one, LoL.

Hugs,
Tina


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Blah. Woke up with a headache and I have to go to work in a few hours. I'll update the list by Monday. Have a great Christmas Eve, all!

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  • Posted by remy 6WNY (My Page) on
    Sun, Dec 24, 06 at 9:38

Rumy!! Lol!

Nice Wreath Klickitat!


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Hi ladies just want to poke my head in & wish BRITTNEYGRAM A VERY SPECIAL BIRTHDAY TODAY :))

sorry it has no firecrackers or cakes or men jumping out of a cake for you I don't have no pretties on my computer yet . But hope your haven a special day .

Took dad & margaret out for dinner today after church. then
my friend yung mi brought over a huge bag of goodies for all of us that she had baked EVEN A YEP FRUITCAKE:))
But Dad says he;s eating this one :))
so I can't share it with anyone :)

Have a xmas party to go to but daddy dose not want to go so I will go just to say hi to then come home to be with them .

well wishing everyone a safe & MERRY XMAS

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Happy Birthday Shirley!!!!!

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Hope it was a good one dear, ate way...too much, lol, finding my couch!

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Every day is Christmas
when you have the kind of mind,
That stores up all the goodness
and the sweetness it can find
When you don't need an occasion,
to spread a bit of cheer,
But just keep on a-giving,
of yourself throughout the year

Every day is Christmas,
with a gaily wrapped surprise,
When you've learned to see the friendship,
in someone else's eyes.
When you try a little harder,
and complain a little less,
Holding fast to all the fervor
of the faith that you possess

Every day is Christmas,
when you've found that you can be
More concerned with words like "you"
and less with "I" and "me".
When it's fun to do a favor,
and to lend a helping a hand,
When being understood means less,
than when you understand

Every day is Christmas,
with a beauty deeply cast,
When you find it doesn't matter,
if you're first or if you're last
When you can face your conscience,
and be glad of what you are,
Then every day is Christmas,
with a stable and star.

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See you all in the morning!

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Hi Carol- I actually emailed you on Friday with my 'membership application.' I sent it direct from my yahoo mail. Hopefully it didn't land in your junk folder. I'll send a copy direct from here, too, now.
Thanks to Beth & Susie for putting in a good word for me!
Back in a bit with another email!


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Klick, I emailed you privately, hope you got it, but long story short for the group, I will have to wait until another month, I'm so very sorry, but I think I spoke before I realized how much I have going on this month, I'm so truely sorry, but I'll make it up to you. And I will certainaly keep posting. Hope everyone understands.

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Sassy, I'm sorry you have to sit this one out, but completely understand. Hope things work out for you without too much stress.

Remy - glad you can appreciate the fun in that wreath graphic! :-)

Susie - did you enjoy your Christmas fruitcake?

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SHIRLEY!
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Updated list:

Players:
klickitat
llbean
skohler
tastefullyjulie
remy
veeja11
sandlapper rose
beth b kodiak
mellen
theresa24
giverny4me
hummingbirddaisy
cedarnest
debbya
micke

Sitting Out:
earthlydelights
dizzydaffodil
nyvoices99
pattyp2257
sguanzon
lil_green_thumb
raggedyann161420
sassyd

Not Yet Responded:
Amybabyboy3
BrittneysGran
dancingmoon
faithinfrogs
grannymarsh
IrishRoseGrower
lunamoon
Number 1 Angel


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I'm in for this month too!

I hope everyone is having a fabulous holiday!

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Happy Birthday Shirley and anyone else having a bday, I received the perfect fruitcake gift from my mother in law today, one of those gifts that leave you wondering why???
I will be passing it on.
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Hope everyone had a Wonderful Christmas.We got to see most of our families so it was very nice for us.Its going to take me at least 3 months to work off all this food though! LOL

Happy Birthday Shirley!

Nancy


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Yay! We have another victim... errrrrrrrr... player! Lunamoon!

Carol - I can't wait to see what your fruitcake turns out to be! Surprisingly enough, I didn't get any fruitcake gifts this year! Of course, you can't go wrong with cash and gift cards. :)

cedarnest - isn't this time of year evil?! My face is all broken out in adult acne from the 2 weeks of bad food. I'm too scared to weigh myself!

Off to battle the crowds in the return lines... got a few wrong sizes to exchange and one small item that doesn't work. Bah!


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Happy Birthday Shirley. Sure hope it was a wonderful one!

maryanne
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in keeping with the spirit of december's fart lighting, glued body parts; sex toys; brothels and drunken thread, i thought i'd carry a little something something over to january. i'm taking the liberty of stealing this from another post i read a long time ago. SOOOOOO, even if think this is beneath you and you don't post, i bet you still give yourself a name! LOL

if you were a porn star, here's a way to come up with a good name:

~~ first name would be your first pet
~~ last name would be the first street on which you lived

kind of silly, but the names have a ring to them for sure.

I'd be: Tangerine Yocum

who are you?

maryanne/earthly/tangerine


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Mike rt72 here. think many men will want to see me ? got a great just because gift from Susie, my first baby items were in it 4 receiving blankets, I have a start. thankyou Susie. Please welcome Tina to our group, her big sis is Miss Beth. christmas is over, now time to clean house. pups will go up for sale next week, boy will I miss them. hugs to all Carol


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Willie Wilbur here! Oh that sounds crazy.LOL What fun! Thanks Maryanne.

Carol I can imagine it will be a very sad day when the pups go to their new homes.We used to raise Brindle Boxers and it got to be so tough when we had to sell the pups : (

Klick,Funny you mentioned the adult acne.My chin looks like a mine field from all the foods I have eaten lately.And.... I think my scale is so afraid of me stepping on it that it has gone into hiding.I can't find it anywhere.Not that I am looking very hard to find it at the moment. E Gads!!

Better get to bed before I load up on any more cookies : (
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Hi ladies.
Happy belated to all those who had dec. Birthdays.
Welcome to the new players.. I am not the newbie anymore...

Maryanne you are killing me.. Tnagerine Yocum. Just the name alone. Which reminds me of a funny story that happened the 22nd in the ER.. Flint (the City where I work) is not only know as the worst and most dangerous place to live, but also has alot of T & A bars.. So I am working taking care of the sick and frail, and in walks "Holly Hooters" who's main complaint was back pain after falling off the pole. So I am trying to keep a straight face while examining this 40 DD chested woman who has hair that is nearly white, and I ask her what happened and she said that during her shower show she got out in her heels to ride the pole and her heel broke causing her to have a slip and fall.
So I laughed because I couldn't help it and she was seriously wanting some vicodin es.. I told her she needed to take motrin and get off her feet and perhaps try the bathtub without heels as it is safer. My co-workers were cracking up. She then proceeds to give me "free tickets" to her next show.. As if.. Yeah me, max and Mark.. Family night at the Deja Vu. PLEASE..

I got a cool book today at borders The Gardners A-Z guide to Growing FLowers from seed to bloom for $5.00 on the sale rack. It is great I love it.. I have got some seeds to try and this book was pretty insightful.
Speaking of which, I got some seeds today from someone who was supposed to send me coreopsis (can't remember which ones, midigit and something else) but she sent me alot but not hte coreopsis.. My point being I have some Wisteria, and some Night blooming jasmine, Castor bean (pink and red), Duranta and Hibiscus confederate rose for anyone who might be willing to take a peek at my list, or if not that just might want them..
Well I hope everyone had a good Christmas. I certainly did and I am looking forward to Jan swap..
Maryanne, no nudges on joining in?
Remy, cute pics..
Night ladies
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~~ OK Ladies. my name would be
"Pudgy Buckingham"!!..ROFL!! Too funny!!
~~ Is it alright this month to play even i didnt get any fruitcake for the holidays?? If so, I am in :)
~~ Dont even have anything i can "re-gift", but i will have to check on that.
~~ Anyway you are all soooo funny, i read these posts first thing in the morning and last thing at night, and i always leave with a smile on my face:)
A great day to all!
Blue Skies,
Trish


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Players:
klickitat
llbean
skohler
tastefullyjulie
remy
veeja11
sandlapper rose
beth b kodiak
mellen
theresa24
giverny4me
hummingbirddaisy
cedarnest
debbya
micke
lunamoon

Sitting Out:
earthlydelights
dizzydaffodil
nyvoices99
pattyp2257
sguanzon
lil_green_thumb
raggedyann161420
sassyd

Not Yet Responded:
Amybabyboy3
BrittneysGran
dancingmoon
faithinfrogs
grannymarsh
IrishRoseGrower
Number 1 Angel

Five days left to sign up. I hope everyone has the opportunity to choose before we are assigned partners. Have we heard from the ladies in the last list? It's hard to keep up with all the conversations in the different threads. :)

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susan and theresa, are you guys okay down there? i heard florida got zapped with some horrendous weather, just not sure as to areas. thinking of you both.

laura, too funny. i love your stories....golly hooters. so what's your name?

maryanne


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Hi Klick!
I didn't get blackballed! Yay! Would you add me to the list of participants for this exchange, please? Thanks!


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Heh, mmqchdygg... I'll be happy to add you to our list! Welcome to the group!

Oh dear, bad weather in FL? :( Hope all is well with our friends down there.


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  • Posted by mellen 4a/5-ctrl. IA (My Page) on
    Wed, Dec 27, 06 at 13:14

Good morning friends, Samantha(Sammie) Clay here. MA, wherever does your brain come up with these ideas?!?

Big welcome to Tina/M&M. Have you been reading along with our group for awhile? We are nuts and loving. Beth, your big sis, is awesome. She can answer any questions you may have.

Happy Belated Birthday, Shirley. Did you do anything EXTRA special for your BD? Hope so!

We have been having great fun so far. DS and his girlfriend were here from the 21st til the 24th. We had wonderful "family time" together, my parents came one night and stayed overnight, had DS's "godparents" as he calls them, over for supper one evening, met all of MY family in Iowa City for lunch so they could meet Molly(girlfriend)--and everyone actually got along. Have also been to MO and back to Hubby's Mom's for a couple of days. Am now home for a few days.

Today I need to bite the bullet. I accidentally let my driver's license expire, and it went for over one year before I realized it. It has now been over two years--I've been too chicken to go take the computer knowledge and driving test--since I lost it. BUT, now I have misplaced my expired license so I no longer have an ID. I think God is telling me something, or I'm just an idiot who needs to go get a new license. Right now my thoughts are, "What if I don't pass? Will they confiscate my car? Put me in "bad lady who didn't renew her license" jail?" I just don't know.

Well, need to go shower and get ready to go. Pray for me will 'ya? I MAY or may NOT be back. Mellen/Mary Ellen


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I believe #1 angel was the one that sent me the e-mail saying not to e-mail her at that address anymore and that she would be gone for a bit but that she was NOT quitting the group, anyone remember if I am right?
mellon= they won't do anything to you unless you get caught DRIVING without your license, boy you must not get pulled over at all, either that or they didn't check the expiration date on it! wow, that is lucky.
happy beleated birthday Shirley, hope it was a good one!
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Hi girls.....

Spunky Dogwood here! lol Maryanne...lord have mercy on your soul! Carol only you would name a dog Mike, lol! Sorry the boys are about to leave you, oh I hate that part!

Beth....we always need a good back up plan, glad you're thinking ahead!

Laura, love your stories too, look forward to more, they crack me up! lol

Mellen...2 years? good grief girlfriend! lol Oh gosh, I feel for you having to re-test, don't know if I could do it!

Michelle...I received that same email. Yes, you're correct.

Welcome Tina!!!!
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welcome tina/mm. i second mellen in letting you know beth is tops. i see you over on the wintersow forum all the time and your chatter will be welcome here. we are a little crazy, hence the fruitcake swap this month.

micke, how are you and your family? hope everything is well. and yes, i recall jeanette saying she couldn't get mail at the address we have on file as it was her job and maybe she would be changing jobs and that she WAS NOT quitting the group. she's just on a hiatus. certainly miss her though!

samantha clay -- hmmm, i can just see it now! LOLOLOL. so glad you had the time with the son and family. it's really nice when there are no glitches in all the get togethers, isn't it? two years you let your license expire...yo teach, you don't keep a calendar? someone needs to take a time out in the corner! a pa license is good for 4 years, how long does your state last? however, if you got pulled over here, you are cited/fined until you can show proof, unless you get a decent understanding cop, but i'm not sure they actually exist. (no offense to anyone, but they are my least favorite people in the world)
hope the shower helps you get your license back LMAO!

yo micke rt72, will your granddaughter eventually have an ultrasound to determine the sex of the baby or is it all going to be a surprise?

nice graphic sassy, reminds me of the lush photo. speaking of which, were are they, rumy and lushie?

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Lol, Maryanne I should have made it like this..........

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Lushie is here!!!! Here I am, LoL
Mellen - Shame shame shame, heehee. Both Rick and I did that. You'll be OK. If I can pass, anyone can.
So happy to hear about all the fun family time!

My new name would have to be Cricket Pebble. HA!
Oh my................

Welcome Tina!

Happy Belated Birthday Shirley!

Oh Maryanne- I wanted to let you know that one can never have too many shakers! ;-)

Looking forward to this swap.
You're doing great klick!

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  • Posted by remy 6WNY (My Page) on
    Wed, Dec 27, 06 at 19:31

Hi All,
LOL, Nice pic!
I've just been busy with boring stuff here the past couple of days. Taking the dogs to the vet, getting hair done, causing trouble over on the tomato forum! drinking heavily, etc.
I had a nice Christmas. I hope everyone else did too! Though I got a few odd gifts like the resin sleeping dog that looks like a fetus! lol! I swear. I should take a pic. I still have to celebrate Christmas with my grandmother and Godmother this Sat., so I'm hoping I get the new camera or a certficate for one! Oh, I got a Chia herb garden too, lol. All things I could include in the Fruitcake swap, lol.
Gary got me an Aerogarden(He thinks it is just great, we'll see), but it is on backorder.

Shirley,
I thought I left a Happy Birthday message before, but I didn't, oops! I do hope you had a great one.

MM...Tina,
Welcome to the group!!

Laura,
That is one funny story!

Mellen,
Did the driver's License police haul you off? I'm sure you did fine: )

Talk to you all later,
Pancakes Cudaback


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Butchy Sampson checking in, this is so funny lol!

Tina, a big welcome, but you must be warned, the entire group is witty, generous and long winded......lol. OH,I forgot to mention, you might want to think twice if you are drinking while reading!

LIFE IS GOOD,
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Princess Eighty Third Place

LOL!

Welcome Tina!

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Puddin Buel here.... I don't think that sounds much like a porn star.... more like a redneck serial killer LOL

Crazy day here.... 2 DDs and I all went to the doctor. I have broncitis, 5 year old DD has pneumonia and 13 month old 'just' has a bad cold. Poor thing was up all night.

Mellen~ How was your drivers test? I'm sure you did fine....

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Hey all,

I've been looking at everyone's want and have lists, and In the growing season can we exchange among ourselves here, or do we have to use the plant exchange, I sure wouldn't want to get my hands slapped, not that it already hasn't happened. But I do wish to stay around a long time. LOL

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Puddin Buel.. That is actually a good one... Think about it this way..
It's Puddin Buel and Holly Hooters wrestling in the muddy mud pit when along comes Tangerine Yocum off the top rope.. Oh whats that? Gosh it's it can't be? It's Butchey Sampson with the sleeper on Puddin Buels..
Were now going to the ring side where former jello wrestler Butchey Dogwood is live.. Butchey..What's it like down there?
Well Princess Grand River(yes that's right, and that is how I feel when I read some of our stories, like I need a depend from the stress incontinence.. You wouldn't believe it... Pudgy Buckingham and Willie Wilbur are both here and they have placed bets on who will be the winner of this blast from the past make up your name porn star fight...
Ahhhh look out it's princess 83rd street. Wow what a night all this...
We now cut back to our local forum chat..
So I posted a big long blurb after the one I posted earlier and it got rejected.. I hate that..
So now to try to remember what the heck I said.
I asked about WS, what if you have no snow? THe weather here in Michigan has been so crazy, I mean it has been strange enough that some of the daffodils that I planted in the late fall are thinking that it is Spring. I am not sure what to do about them.
Can I still plant up my plants that I have chosed to try and ws? There are easy ones, but still..
I also asked about Amaryllius (sp) bulbs, I got one did exactley like it said but after it bloomed which was not long it the flower died right away, now I have this udly green long stalk, what the heck do I do with it and can I make it bloom again? on that same ugly stalk?
I also need to know how many people are intersted in the bracelets, and what type of clasp you would want. These things will help me determine the price. But I figured it with everyone getting the heart clasp and the friend charm and I figured 32.00 +s/h which I think is about 2.00 that covers insurance and confirmation. once I figure out how many bracelets I need to make, the price may go down, becuase the charms are less expensive the more that I order so I figured it with 6 people, becuase I think that was what I counted from the previous thread. There is no over-charge, that is just the flat cost of the supplies. Just so everyone knows. If someone wants one with small crystals using the same colors, no charms no fancy sterling clasps or spacers, it would be about 20.00. I can't do gold becuase of the cost, and I choose not to use vermiel or the other fake gold one because it changs and two on some people it leaves them green. So I stand behind my work and I won't use those things unless someone has to have it, and I tell them where to shop and they get the supplies.
So, If anyone wants one, let me know and I would like to get the supplies and get them made up by the 1st week of Feb. because after that is Valentines day and then Prom. I usually get alot of girls bringing in Bridal mags. and asking me to replicate something, so it gets pretty busy after that.. I can't believe that this started as a hobby.
Well I am slowly trying to get my house in order, DS is asleep and DH is at the hospital working so I should get off my duff and clean..
oh also I got some seeds in a trade that came as extras castor beans, well turns out that they are dangerous to DS, so if anyone wants them, they are up for grabs..
Let me know..
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omg, i'm dying with the names. i'm making a list. i noticed laura passed right over without answering. a redneck serial killer...omg.

laura, i always get some great deals at borders. you got an excellent one. that books should help you a lot. what coreopsis are you looking for? i might have it.

annie, we can swap between us, that should never be a problem. it's been done before with offers before it gets posted elsewhere if there are no takers. someone might be into spanking, but no hand slapping! by the way, how did the van demonstration go?

bronchitis, pneumonia and colds -- OH MY! janell, so sorry to hear that. bad enough you, but the kids, that's rough.

remy, you want to talk boring stuff. again, i'm cleaning/organizing the basement. i used to blame all the mess thew dogs to blame for this mess. hmmm, i got a chia herb garden last year. i finally planted it about a month ago. the only thing looking like it will do anything is the basil. i planted dill and something else, that slips my mind right now, and they look S A D. but that could be my fault. cha cha cha chia!

tina/lush, just how many shakers are too many?

smellen, how did you make out?
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where has char been? anyone hear from her? what about maureen?

klick, trish asked .... ~~ Is it alright this month to play even i didnt get any fruitcake for the holidays?? If so, I am in :)
i'd be curious to hear the answer.

i know i read that someone got jewelry, well actually an empty jewelry box. who was it and was it straightened out? i sure hope so.

back to the basement. be well
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Ok so maybe not, but since I don't know how to post flashy posts I thought this was pretty funny....

Earthly~ The coreopsis that I was looking for I think is Sweet Dreams and Mahogny (sp) Midgit. I am hoping that the person I traded with will respond to my email, but I feel kinda bad because she sent so many extra's.. Are you wanting those castor beans? Or anything else on my list?
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And 'Remy' in the red? lol Thats definitely not my boobs in the window! Don't let her git ya! lol

I have to post my list of seeds I have, gw lost it for me, I'm so thankful to them:( I'll post when I update.....
Mom has everything right now, but she couldn't have possibly used it all.....

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My name must not have been "porn" or weird enough. LoL

Maybe I shouldn't be posting. I am sitting her with my 3rd glass of Merlot........yummmmmmmmm

I initially got the wine for my red wine/butter sauce for my steaks tonight (which turned out fabulous if I do say so myself) but I just couldn't help myself! LoL
The steaks just melted in my mouth.
The kids also wanted bacon cheeseburgers. So I made several of those with a nice medium cheddar. Spiced them up real nice and they disappeared in a flash.
I tried out a new potatoe chip tonight and they turned out very well. I topped them with chives, parsley and cheddar.

I got some new toys (kitchen gadgets ladies, not TOYS, LoL) so I had to try them out.
My baby (Lain) got me the 7 Magic Bullet for Christmas. Daddy helped out a bit, but how cool is that to have your 9 year old thinking like that!

Ya'll aren't going to believe this, but I LOST 9 lbs since the beginning of December (right before we left for Chicago). Funny thing is that I had just mentioned to Rick about a week ago that I just can't understand how people gain an average of 12 lbs during the holiday season with all that running around, etc. (I'm knocking on wood here!)

Mellen - Are you in the DMV jail tonight? LoL We'll come and break you out!

Maryanne - If I received a shaker from one of my blooming friends, it would be my prize shaker! 2 has to be better than 1, right!?!?! :-)
How are your fingers doing? Now that the throbbing is probably gone, the soreness has settled in hasn't it. I feel your pain sister.

I reallyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy need to clean my house. I still have a big pile of Christmas wrapping paper sitting in the livingroom. I wonder, can that kind of paper be composted? No laughing!

Well, it's time to kick back and watch foodnetwork.
I can't stand that Giada! Her head reminds me of a pumpkin sitting atop a scarecrow body, and her attitude.......... well anyway...........

You ladies be good!

Lushie

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My..What an entertaining night this has been! All of the posts just cracked me up.Who needs to watch a movie when you can live one here! LOL
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Good Night Ladies : )
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Dancingmoons... YES! Please participate this month! You don't *have* to have a fruitcake to be a part of this month's swap. Let me know if you want to be a part of the next swap. :)

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ok Miss TAMMIE LAFAETTE HERE "))) Yep thats right :))

Welcome M&M , Sure you will enjoy the group :)
& I'm sure Klick has room to add you in for this months
swap :))

Annie : Yes you can ask anyone in the group to do a private trade with you or ,we also have a seed robin going around , it now is on the way back to me then will be started back up in January If you like to get in on it just let me know . there are many many packs of varriety of seeds .

carol your welcome & as soon as you know if your niece is have a boy or girl I have many nice outfits for boys that my niece had for her son & let me tell ya
they are like new & many are new that she never put on him .

Trish So glad you can make it with us this month :))
luna : good to have you also :))

micke : so Hope your mom is feeling better :))

All is well here . I have one more xmas with my sister & all her kids & grand kids :)) They all wanted aunte she there .
The last time I went 3 yrs ago they had this guy for me
to meet Well that sure didnt go well :(
So I said No more fix ups

As for the fruitcake : I think it was explained that NO
Fruitckae Has to be sent but you can if you like :)
also Just be sure the gift you want to share is a nice usable gift but just Not your type of gift maybe :))

LLbean I would like a friendship braclet but I do need a magnet clasp & will pay the extra for it .

Tina : Guess we will have to start a 12 step AA Cookbook
just for you :))

shirley ; Did I send your Bithday card with the gift certifacate ?? for choice of plant??

Debbya : did I send your birthday card also ?? with GC ??

my mind fails me at times I have it wrote down as I owe but not that I ssent:( for this month.

Cedar &Sassy : where would we be without your Pic's of laughter :)) Thank you for sharing .

well I need to go check out a couple other forums
will be back later this evening .
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Ok here it is Dana Sylvan Circle---I kinda like it...SOunds like a movie star. I always wanted to be in the movies.

Thanks to everyone on my Happy Birthday wishes..I hit the big 55..been waiting on this one. I can join our Senior Games now in March. I love sports and you can compete in as many as you want. Don't know if I will be giving up my volleyball team yet or not. I will have to save alot of my vacation time though to compete in the finals.

Welcome Tina....more gardeners to trade with...just great

Jenell-So sorry to hear about all the sickness at your house. A speedy get well wish to you all.

Annie-I'm so looking forward to trading irises with you again. Also some hostas thrown in. LOL Can't wait until they are in bloom again.

Mellen-I looked at my license and they have also expired but only by 4 days. I can't stand having to take that darn sign test again, makes me so nervous.

Laura-Love all your ER stories...Those and nursing home stories are a riot.

Klickitat-Passing on this swap..Hope I can get organized enough to be in the next one.

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You guys are so funny! This place is the best medicine if you have the blues.

Janell, I hope you and your DD are feeling better. By the way, what are your girls names for future trades if you don't mind telling me? I apologize for not putting the girls names on the two dress ornaments, but I figured you knew they were for them, and I just didn't want to put a tag on there that said for DD#1 and DD#2.

Maryanne, the van demonstration went fine.The little gal was just nervous for doing it the first time by herself. She did an excellent job, and I just watched while she did it. I think it is a good thing to have two people while doing it, but try to convince upper management of that. If there are only 4 clients they have only 1 staff there. I understand but with somethings,like transporting with wheelchairs I believe there is safety in numbers.

Susie, thanks so much for inviting me to the RR but, I didnt' collect any seeds from my plants this year, and I have just common ones, so I will have to wait till another time. I see you are looking for some hosta :O)! I would love to do a trade for some of your named iris when they are ready for trade. I know, call me stingy, but I don't trade iris till after the bloom season, because I like to see the blooms. With the hosta I can trade anytime.

Shirley, you know I would trade with you in a heartbeat! FYI ~Now everyone, Shirley is responsible for the majority of my iris. I sent her a few and she sent me a whole box! Just call shirley the "Enabler" I owe her big time.

I am busy this month, but if you need someone to round out the fruitcake swap I will be happy to do it.

I am so happy, I finally found my best friend again. We lost contact a few years ago, and thanks for the internet I called her last night. We have so much to catch up on. She has 4 grandkids now, and I have a slew of ornaments to get out to her. In the past I always bought her an ornament at Christmas and even though we lost contact for awhile I continued to pick up stuff for her. I'm doing the happy dance!

If I left anyone out please forgive me.

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Hi ladies! Just finished up some housecleaning post-Christmas celebrating. It feels good to get the kitchen back to where it almost was before. The laundry was also piling up and it's finishing up now. Ahhhhhhhhh... Now if only I can catch up with our mail lady... her gift is still sitting in our house waiting to be opened!

britneysgran - sorry to hear you're sitting out, but we'll be thinking of you!

raggedyann - how wonderful that you found your old friend! I've often searched for old friends, but some of them have common names and we all knew each other prior to marriages, so it's been hard tracking a few down. I'll bet she was just as happy to hear from you as you were to find her!

Bolded for Susie so she doesn't miss it...

Susie, I just realized that in sending your box not only did I forget to include a card, but also meant to print out a little card to attach to one of your gifts!!! The cardboard tubes are Christmas Crackers. Here's sort of what I wanted to include for you:

Christmas crackers, also known as bon-bons in Australia, are an integral part of Christmas celebrations in Britain and those in other Commonwealth countries which had significant British immigration. A cracker consists of a cardboard tube wrapped in a brightly decorated twist of paper, making it resemble an oversized sweet-wrapper. The cracker is pulled by two people, and, much in the manner of a wishbone, the cracker splits unevenly. The split is accompanied by a small bang produced by the effect of friction on a chemically impregnated card strip (similar to that used in a cap gun).

The person with the larger portion of cracker empties the contents from the tube and keeps them. Typically these contents are a coloured paper hat or crown; a small toy or other trinket; and a motto, a joke or piece of trivia on a scrap of paper. Crackers are often pulled after Christmas dinner or at parties.

Assembled crackers are typically sold in boxes of three to twelve. These typically have different designs usually with red, green and gold colours. Making crackers from scratch using the tubes from used toilet rolls and tissue paper is a common activity for children.

It is a running joke that all the jokes and mottos in crackers are unfunny and unmemorable. Similarly, in most standard commercial products, the "gift" is equally awful, although wealthier individuals—notably, the royal family—may use custom crackers with more expensive rewards.

Sorry it's long, but it explains it well. You can use them for New Year's if you're celebrating!

For those of you wondering what the heck I'm talking about I've posted a pic below...

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Susie,
Yes, I did receive your Christmas/Birthday card, how thoughtful! Thanks so much for the Chicago Ruby gift certificate! Your sooo sweet! :)

Laura,
I want a Bloomin' Friends bracelet too, no special clasp.


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he klick, thanks for posting that. i just purchased a box for my brother, so i'll print that and include it.

laura, i too want a bracelet. i'm game for whatever you make. i wore my christmas bracelet proud.

annie, i hear you about the iris. a year or so back shirley did that iris "thing". i too love to see them bloom first. they rate among my all-time favorite flower. glad to hear the demo went well. i remember the first time taking my uncle out in the wheelchair and wishing i had that type of van. how wonderful to make contact with your friend, and even more so, that you continued to think about her through the years with the ornaments. what a heart!

we still haven't heard from felon, i mean mellen. hope everything is well.

tina, you talked about getting toys, then you talked about a bullet. i'm real glad you clarified and said they were kitchen gadgets. (laughing to myself)

carol, where are you?

late lunch is calling.
be well
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Times running out to sign up. Looks like the current list is what will be the final count according to the lack of recent posts made by the ladies in the "not yet responded" list.

I'm off to the gym to work off some of this Christmas weight and then to the job for a few hours of extra pay.

Have a great afternoon, girls!

Players:
klickitat
llbean
skohler
tastefullyjulie
remy
veeja11
sandlapper rose
beth b kodiak
mellen
theresa24
giverny4me
hummingbirddaisy
cedarnest
debbya
micke
lunamoon
mmqchdygg
dancingmoon

Sitting Out:
earthlydelights
dizzydaffodil
nyvoices99
pattyp2257
sguanzon
lil_green_thumb
raggedyann161420
sassyd
brittneysgran

Not Yet Responded:
Amybabyboy3
faithinfrogs
grannymarsh
IrishRoseGrower
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Anna You can still play in the robin you do not have to put in with this group if you need seeds you take out what you can use . I'm sure there are going to be many many seeds to choose from so don't be shy.
that is why we started this group to share what we have to give .
as for the iris some will be for trade after they bloom for me :)) also .

Faith & Irishrose & granny Where are you ??? I thought
amy was going to be back in the jan swap but could be wrong , & jeanette has no email yet I guess for not heard from her.

Klick : your doing a great job of keeping track .

well have a great evening all time for babies feeding .
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Susie,
Bless your heart, I would be more than happy to put in extra postage stamps, and bubble envies when I send it on, at least let me do that. The only trades I did was with my friend Lilaclily during the summer, so I guess you might say I have withdrawls, and I'm looking forward to trading again.

I will be glad when they start stocking in the garden centers the seeds and supplies. I am out of dirt, so I have to wait till I get some before I can start wintersowing. I could have sworn I had some in the garage.

Laura, I would like a braclet also, what ever you make is fine with me. Let me know how much I need to send you. I'm letting my sis borrow my braclet for New Years, and she promised to be very careful with it. She better be :O)

Shirley and Mellen, did you get your drivers license renewed yet!

Time to start Dinner,
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Mellen?????? Are you in jail dear? I WILL go break you out!!!! We sure hope not! I'm almost afraid to pick at you, cause I'll bet they slap a good fine on you poor thing, (ok contributions please to the Mellon fund! Send them to Carol! She'll take care of the rest!)Well you know me, can't heap myself! lol (Please don't be mad at me, I'm a Bloomin' Friend gawbanggit!

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thanks for the well wishes, my mother is doing pretty good, she goes back in for a check-up the 5th of january, think she might be overdoing it a bit, she still gets charley horse like pains running from her hip to her knees, supposedly this surgery was going to take care of the pain, but she was suppose to be taking it easy, not running around like she has been, but that couldn't be helped with the funeral and all.
would they really slap a fine on mellen for not renewing her license? here as long as you don't drive (or get caught driving) it is just a simple matter of retaking the test (or not so simple depending on how you look at it) our licenses are good for 6 years here. we go straight to jail if we get caught w/o a license. okay now that DH keeps bugging me and making me get up to do things for him I am going to tell a naughty story on him, looonnnggg time ago (1994 to be exact) we had just bought our Mustangs, well he was drag racing down main street against a camero, cop car came up behind them, DH turned off so they followed him, well he took them on a 20 minute chase through town, they lost him twice (so his cell mate told him, heard the whole chase on the radio of another car that he was being taken to jail in) he ran out of gas *snicker* (I can laugh about it now) there was rocks embedded between the wheels and tires, crazy man! he wound up with 16 tickets from that fiasco, lawyer got him off of all but 2 and he lost his license for 6 months, wound up getting pulled over for driving too fast (again, but this one was actually my fault, but we are telling stories on him not me) went straight to jail again.
but now I am proud to say each of us has totally clean records and enjoy cheap insurance rates, still have that mustang but we consider it our cruiser not our racer:)
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Sassy so cute!

Susie, I can also put in the little ziplock baggies for seeds; I've got a boat load of those. Just point me in the right direction of where to sign up please.

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Michelle, what crazy stuff we do in 'our' prime! lol I read it now and it skeeresssssss me to death! But lets face it...at certain ages, we're nothing more that "stupid'! We live and learn! I can promise you, at this age, I'm a very boring person, so I have to have fun on the boards, hope My Bloomin' Friends can take it! lol

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trish and hugs and prayers for you and your famlies. FELON WHERE ARE YOU??????? I want the first bracelet, when do I send money?My first dog was named by my dad he was born same day as me. first dog I named was Tony my dhs porn name is Freddy Dickerman. his first pet was freddy the fly. Klick I want a newbie for this swap, gotta break them in. I wanna know if 50 members is ok with everyone since people go missing all the time, I need 16 yes votes to pass itBoy it seems I am the clean one here, thats a shock. is 32.00 a bracelet and necklace or bracelet only? beads must be costly. hugs all you wild ladiesCarol


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carol, i believe we are at 32 now, with the new tina. a few have been inactive for some time. we average between 15 and 20 players per swap. i guess if we got to 50, it wouldn't be the end of the world, but it would be tough if they all joined at once LOL. your husband's first pet was a fly? that's so sad, it's funny.

sassy, i don't think you are boring at all, you constantly crack me up.

micke - does he know you told his story? i can't believe you go to jail for no license, that has to bite. my son lost his license, right after he brought his car. then the moron kept driving and getting caught, so they kept tacking on time. i think he gets it back come june, but he's been without it for almost 4 years. his own stupid hard-headed fault, totally screws him up for work purposes too.

does anyone ever feed their dogs fish/seafood? i know cats eat it, but my dogs love it. would it kill ya to know tonight we all had lobster LOL

laura, i'll check my seeds to see if i have any of those coreopsis. i'm almost sure, i have the sweet dreams growing, so if no seeds, i'll send ya a clump when spring hits.

so what is everyone doing for a new year celebration, anything special?

i think everyone needs to pull out their wallets, look at their license and determine the expiration date.

mellen, where are you?

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HI Ladies..
Hey Maryanne, I saw your post in the clematis forum.. I think that the one is Josephine, the pink one.. I am no expert or anything. But she sure looks like my Josephine. Have you ever checked out the site http://www.clematis.hull.ac.uk/index.cfm it is usually pretty helpful.. You can type in things like 5 petals red anthers, and see what results look closest to yours.
I just decided on my top 10 picks this year for clems. My goal is 300, crazy I know but I am addicted!!! BAD. Plus here the slugs are so bad they ruined my hosta addiciton..
So roses and clems are my new thing for around the house. The wooded lot I need to clear a bit more before I start thinking about it.. But if you want any of the clems that I have, I am a pretty good spring rooter for summer giving.
Sassy, your graphics kill me..
Welcome new Tina..
Carol, the price of the bracelets will go down based on how many order, it's just a bugger to order 2 charms becuase they charge you more for them and then a bundle for shipping.. I also figured it with the largest heart clasp which cost 8.50 my cost. I am not charging anymore than the cost of the pieces themselves, so once I get a count and who wants what, the price will only go down, not up...
So far I have 5 request: yourself, Maryanne, Susie, Deb and Annie well and me, but I really don't count. So I will go on line to the gemstore and see what I can price them out. I think that other than just one that needs a magnetic clasp, they are all getting the heart lobster claw unless otherwise requested.
I was wondering if anyone has ever grown the morning glory Heavenly Blue? In the pictures it looks nearly Aqua, I am sure that this picture was enhanced but if you've grownit let me know how blue it really is, I am thinking of purchasing it from Jung seeds.

If there are any of you ladies who are also into clems, let me know if you are wanting me to root any of them for spring.. They usually take 2 months for firm roots, but using the serpentine method or parent growing, I can get about 4-5 babies off a good shoot. Same with my shrubs, spirea, Weigelia and ninebark.
I will also have a HUGE trumpet vine that has to go in the spring.. It is orange and nearly 5 feet tall.. But it has to go. I have 5 new clematis comin in the spring and that baby is outta here. I can send pics if anyone is interested, but if so let me know early, so that I can cut before new growth in the spring.. I can ship in a garmet box or something.. Its pretty big..
Anyway, I ahve laundry to fold I am going to my parents for the weekend, and I like to have the housework semi done before I leave, so I will be in and out checking on you all..
Sassy and Maryanne behave.
Oh and Mayanne, my friend I decided has the winning name. Daisy Dunbar.. Love it... funny thing is for her it almost fits.
Night ladies
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  • Posted by mellen 4a/5-ctrl. IA (My Page) on
    Fri, Dec 29, 06 at 1:07

.....puff, puff, just here for a sec, hi, am on the run, bye, mellen...


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Thank you for all the well wishes. The kids are feeling pretty miserable. They both slept most of the day though which is good. Hopefully, they'll be feeling better tomorrow.

Annie~ #1 is Kira & #2 is Ruby :o)

Mellen~ Where are you? SmileyCentral.comTime to bake her a cake with a nail file.....


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veeja - you want a newbie? You'll get a newbie. :)

llbean - I'm interested in taking that trumpet vine off your hands. What would you like in return? Please let me know!

earthlydelights - did someone say lobster?? I adore lobster! Never fed it to my pup. You may want to do a search before serving it to your dog. One never knows what's bad for our furry friends and what isn't.

Ohhhhhhhhhhh... such an early morning! Off from work yet foolishly scheduled a 9 a.m. racquetball game. Why didn't I set it for something more reasonable like 1 p.m.??? Whhhhyyyyyyyyyy???

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Laura : What the lobster claw ? sorry but I never wear much jewlery since my x pawned most of mine :(( another story .
if it is easy to close then put it on mine also :))
I had the MG Heavenly Blue in 2004 but it did not reseed for the 2005 :( was so upset for it was sooo pretty.
So I hope to get seeds this year for it.

annie : just go over to the OBF SEED SWAP 2007 Forum
I will add you to the list & yes all you have to do is take what you can use . if you want to put in a few little baggies that is fine but not nessary just pay the postage to send it on is fine .

AS for the amount of player that want to sign up well
Guess I just have this to say :)))
welcome :)) as long as a GW member has Traded with any of our Member;s Now & you will vouch for them as a good trader then we will give them membership with the understanding that a a late or no show box will mean No more swaps with the group .

As the rules state You do not have to play in all swaps
but we would like for you to play in at lease 5-6 through out the year.
many do not wish to send gift boxes so wait to do just the plant swaps this is also fine . but we would like to
hear from you all just to say hi :)) we miss you .

Oh & Klick Thank you so much for explaining what the fire crackers are NOW YOU KNOW I have lived a country life :)) I will be going to my Nieces On Saturday for our Christmas party & that will be just the place to play with them with the kids :)) BLESS YOU :)) I will be sure to take my camera :))

This is such a great group that you all for sharing your stories with us .
Nurses could make a fortune with the story on all the patients they see if the new law wasn't out there :))
love ya all
have a great day back later
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  • Posted by remy 6WNY (My Page) on
    Fri, Dec 29, 06 at 9:48

Good Morning Everyone,
The names are too Funny!

Luna,
Lol, Redneck serial killer. Though I always thought they came with two first names. so sorry about the kiddies! I'm sure everyone will be feeling better soon.

Laura,
Your mud wrestling story, lol!
The weather here was fairly mild through January last year. So I waited until the end of Jan. to put my stuff out. I did lots of perennials and they all came up at the end of March begining of April just fine. Some of the annuals I also put out then, like the one I know are cold hardy self seeders, but I kept putting them out until the end of March and they came up fine. I did about 80 varieties and 10 things did not sprout. Most of the 10 were iffy things like old seed or I had a feeling the trader didn't collected good seed.
I would like a bracelet too!

Sassy,
Lol, I've never been in a Mud Wrestling contest. I was once in a tug-o-war contest down in Florida on Spring break. I was the anchor woman of the NY team though. I was yelling pull you know to get everone to tug together, and I get a glimpse of a camera! The news was there filming. I was so imbarrassed. But we did beat the other teams.

Tina,
That's great that you lost the weight! I know I haven't lost any lately, only found some, lol.
That food lady's head!!!! The first time I saw her, I said to Gary, "She does have an enormous head, doesn't she?"
I made sauce last night and was thinking of you. I still have to write it all down.

Susie,
Your name sounds like a southern belle porn star. You know like "Tammie Lafayette Does Dixie", lol!
I'm glad you had a good time with family and there were no "extra" men there!

Shirley,
I think you're too young for senior games! You'll be kicking everyone's butt, and they won't want you to play anymore: )

Annie,
That is wonderful about finding your friend!!

Klickitat,
I did the Christmas Crackers with all the nephews. They like it. Of course anthing that is going to make a bang is a hit with boys.

Michelle,
Glad your mom is doing good.
Your husband's story is funny but not really that unusual. Guys love to do stupid things with fast cars!

Mellon,
Hiii! Hope you heard that as you raced by!

I guess your license doesn't expire on your birthday after like 4 years in other states? I'm not positve about the years, but it definitely has been your birthday for some time now. Sort of makes it harder to to forget.

Maryanne,
I keep singing "cha cha cha chia" to Gary, lol. But I've got sprouts already! The patented chia sponge is working well.
I fed my dogs a piece of shrimp the other night, but not a whole lobster dinner! Those dogs should be in love with you by now!
I'm going out tomorrow with the realives to a nice restaurant, Shimshacks, that Julie would know. But on New year's Gary and I stay home. We make a gourmet meal though. Not sure what Gary wants to eat yet.

If I forgot anyone, sorry, got to go give the dogs their second feeding so they will stop bothering me. I should of fed them before I started typing!
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  • Posted by remy 6WNY (My Page) on
    Fri, Dec 29, 06 at 11:17

Hi again,
I forgot to respond to Carol! Freddie "The Fly" Dickerman, Lol! But no, that's not what I forgot: ) I remembered about the amount of swap members question. I think 50 is a big jump from the amount we have now. Maryanne said we have 32, a couple of those seem to be MIA, so lets say we have 30.(Do we have some kind of MIA rule?) How about a smaller jump to like 40? Maryanne said there seem to be 15-20 participants each month, so then maybe we would average about 25-30 people particpating in each month? To me too many more than that would be confusing, but I'm easy, if everyone feels different, it is ok with me : )
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Hi Y'all, I'm missing your jokes and chatter but again my home phone is DEAD. This time the Phone Co says they can't come to work on it before Jan 4. Last time they never even came to the house after insisting I had to stay home to let them in. They called the next day and said the problem was in a cable "between our office and your street" GGGrrrrrrrrrr!!!
They won't even take the report without setting up a time when someone will be at the house. I don't remember the problem ever being inside but what are you going to do? Can't fight City Hall OR the Phone Co. They make the rules.
Anyway, I still want to be in but if my mailbox fills up the messages may be rejected. Thought I better let you know.
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Shwoooooshhhhhhhhhhhhhh - Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Mellennnnnnnnn

and there she goessssssssssssssss! LoL

I wondered what that was that went by my house so fast. LMBO

My sympathies for all the sick babies :-(
Well wishes

Sassy - your images just crack me up!

Laura - I want a bracelet. Any clasp will do!

Maryanne - Never had lobster. Never thought it looked all that appealing until a couple of nights ago when I watched Emeril make it...yummyyyyyyyyyyyyyy. I just don't want to have to kill the poor thing :-(.

Remy - I think I also may have had help with the weight because I have been sick for almost a month :-(. I've ran a fever of 101 for 22 days. I've still done pretty much everything I always do (eat, shop, eat, eat again, LoL)
What kind of sauce did you make? Your meat sauce? My fmily will just eat that up!

Will catch up with everyone when I have a bit more time to sit and chat :-)

Sending hugs to you all
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  • Posted by mellen 4a/5-ctrl. IA (My Page) on
    Fri, Dec 29, 06 at 14:36

Okay, I'm here and LEGAL again. Sassy, your cat in uniform sent me underground. LOLOL Actually, I was not charged a fine, no nothing. Didn't even blink an eye. Go figure, huh? I went to Marshalltown, Tina, so I could also do some shopping. When I got there, I went to get my insurance card in the glove box and guess what? Yep! Even more illegal. So waited til yesterday WITH the insurance paper this time. Went in, took the test, did the driving, passed both with flying colors. Gave me a new license for 5 years!!! GAAAHHHHHHHH!!!! Now tell me, will 'ya. How am I gonna remember in 5 years????? When I left I gave that new card a great big 'ol kiss! I still don't FEEL legal yet, though. BTW, in all of my years of driving, I have never had a ticket, been in an accident, nor ever been pulled over. I have been VERY lucky. Thank you all for your offers to start a fund to get me out of DMV jail, etc. You ladies are too, too funny! I'm going to have to let Jim read this. ALSO, I started talking plants with the police lady who checked my driving. Told her about a sale going on at Theisen's there in town. The weather has been so nice, I told her she could still plant bulbs, and they still had bags of 35 bulbs of daffs, etc. that were $9.50 for 75% off. She hadn't thought of planting bulbs yet. So she thought she would go check it out. So you see what our love of gardening can spread the cheer? I was only marked off for one thing. I forgot GLANCE OVER MY SHOULDER when I changed lanes. Okay, now, in April 2011, will somebody please remind me to renew my license?

Annie, wonderful, wonderful to have found your friend and be able to reconnect with her. I bet the years between will just fall away, and you will have so much to share.

Jenell, dear lady, how are you and the kids? My heart goes out to you. Take care.

Beans, Great mud story-or was it a "story?" Your work stories sound like the ones my sister tells. Unbelieveable some of them are. You both could make money writing a book, I think. Start taking notes!

Hey, all you close to Iowa/Iowa ladies. Are you lovin' this weather or what? Yesterday it was 50! Unheard of, almost. This is reminding me more of Missouri weather than Iowa. I'm not knocking it, though. Looks like the next big storm will be rain again. Maybe lots of it, too. God is replenishing us for next year's growing season.

Shirley-Only 55! Not too far behind you. You go on those sports, girl! Wish I could still participate. LOVED them in my earlier(not younger lol)years.

Carol-You're the only clean one around here? Says you! Glad I have my feet off the floor. LOL First of all, you wouldn't be without your D_ P_ _ _ S. Who used to stick out their totally hairy leg in the wind to make the mailman/boy stop at their mailbox? Huh? Need I go on?

Michelle-Sounds like your mom is doing better. Good! Keep us posted, okay?

Remy/Rummmy-Yes, our licenses DO expire on our BD's. It just happens to be the last thing I think about--looking at my license. Plus BD's at school with my lady friends/teachers and the students is always quite the celebration so thoughts are elsewhere. I'll ask them to remind me, too.

Beth--Don't 'ya just love bureaucracy? People can always pass the blame. Too bad you can't go speak to someone "in person." I think in small town Iowa, it is easier to do, maybe? Trust it all will work out.

I vote NO to 50 members. WAAAAAAYYYYY too many for my poor brain to remember. I really think 35-40 should be the ABSOLUTE max. And no more after that. Please? Around 35--which would be a few more than right now, I believe, would make a nice size group without getting so big that we don't know each other. Looks like probably 18 this month. We probably would have had more(maybe 5 or 6?) than that, but we don't due to it being a busy time of year. That gets us up between 20-25 which is nice sized. Again, I would vote for any number between 35 and 40 with NO MORE lifting the maximum limit of members.

Our week-end plans are to go to my parents Saturday and come back home on Tuesday. My sister and nephew from Texas are flying in late this evening. I can hardly wait to see them again. I miss them soo much! She is also bringing along her BF which will be nice. We met him this summer when we drove down to visit her. He will be meeting the other sisters and their families.

Again, thanks ladies for your offers of the fundraising, nail file, etc. I always laugh whenever I come here. What a group we are. Happy New Year! Love to all of you. Mellen no longer the Felon


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  • Posted by mellen 4a/5-ctrl. IA (My Page) on
    Fri, Dec 29, 06 at 14:43

Klick, When it comes to making partners this month-is there a newbie who likes a really good fruitcake? Without rum. I HATE fruitcake, normally, but I even like this one. If not, no problem. Thanks, Mary Ellen/Mellen


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Oh darn't it, you mean we can't call you Felon Mellon anymore? That just ain't right! lol Sooooooo happy for you that you didn't have to pay a fine, I thought that place fined everything!

Laura, I would like my mine to have the magnetic clasp please, I have CSS syndrome, lol

Tina, omg girl! You must try some lobster! I'd eat it until I got sick as a dog! lol I love it, love it! I did the 'cooking the live lobster' not for me, just give me lobster tails and I'll make them melt in your mouth. The others just too messy and not worth the trouble to me. jmo

Whats this about Carol being clean? Since when? She musta
(is that a word?) changed her depends, about time. Stickers are fallin' off everywhere!

Beth, I sent you an email, so if you don't get it after they get you straight let me know and I'll re-send.

Klick....did you get an email from me? Just say yes or no, I may need to re-send....

Ok, I'm with Klick & Felon Mellon (OK! last time!) I have a hard enough time trying to respond to everyone now, especially if you get behind on posts, but I'm with you girls, whatever the group decides.

Well I'm off to get more boxes packed, jeezzzz I'll never be ready before time to more.... Check on you girls later!
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oh mellen, so wonderful that you are back with us. did you like your new screen name...felon? i don't think i would ever want to take the driver test over again.

beth, sorry to hear about your phone troubles. sure hope it gets resolved soon.

klick, no problem with the lobster. onions, especially raw, are toxic to dogs. however, with castor beans, they say they can kill ya, when we had the dog from hell, he ate some beans. i thought he was a goner. he puked several times, was out of it for several hours and then went back to his horrible self. i thought nothing would ever kill him. then my neighbors took that dog as a pet because my son and his #$@%^ left it and he wasn't for me. next thing i knew, they put him down because he bit a neighbor and they have something filed against them if ever their animals bite again (they used to have cujo as a pet - who bit no less than 17 people/animals). they have to have a rider on their insurance policy and all that, so they thought it was easier. heck, i would have taken him back had i known. anyway, lobster is okay and they didn't have an entire one and i figured they love fish, why not let them try it. my friend's husband told me i feed my dogs better than his wife feeds their family.

sassy, how are your settings? LOL did they check out alright?

remy, i call that gravy!

mellen, how nice all that family time. our weather has been really splendid as well. rain is coming though.

i don't think we will ever reach 50 members, i think carol was going on a recruiting mission, but she's calmed down today. she's no longer passing out flyers. she's staying "clean" yeah right! if we did bring in 5 to 10 more in the next few months, we are still staying a small, comfortable group. i don't know if amy has been in touch with anyone, but she hasn't played since september and mail comes back as undeliverable. marhsa's last swap was september and we never hear from her either. i am not certain what happened to char/faithinfrogs, she popped in around the end of october, but that's been it. i don't even see her on the boards anymore. jeanette/angel is on hiatus. she let us know that she did not want to leave the group and would be back. maureen/irishrose, i don't know if she's still with us or not. i recall an email saying she was leaving, then a post saying she would be back, but nothing since then. everyone else has been active - if not with swapping, at least with some chatter.

as it stands, this is how we faired for the year with players for each month's swap
april - 16
may - 15
june - 8
july - 16
august - 6
september - 19
october - 23
november - 7
december - 22

so, i was off, not surprising, my math skills stink. we are not averaging 15 - 20 players, rather 14.5 if you want to get technical about it. if we keep the player list to 40 members and not beyond that, we will maintain manageable swap partners and not lose the integrity of our group.

april, may and july are listed to be hosted by amy, char nad maureen, respectively. if any substitutions are to be made, laura; jeanne; beth; new tina; trish; dizz and susan/giver have yet to host a swap in this group.

omg, M&Ms come in dark chocolate. they are delish!

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You can just call me T2 if you want. Or Louise. Is there a Louise already here?

Fish are easier to keep as pets. Generally speaking, they don't get you sued. I've never had to put one down...well, I take that back. I did have to put one down the toilet once. It died. I'm not a good fish-sitter. Don't ask me to sit your fish...

Stuffed animals are good too. Or a deer-head over your mantle. They won't hurt anyone...well, unless the thing falls off an clobbers your guest...that could cause a problem...

Musta. Yup, last I knew it was. Musta, shoulda, coulda, woulda, hafta, betta, afta, eva...yeppers, it sure is!


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LoL T2 :-)
You are going to fit in just fine here!
So glad to have you!

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OMG>>>> Looks like we have another comedian in the bunch! I think I already told you welcome T2 aka Louise, but I might not have.

Heading out the door to go to work, I'm starting my long stretch tonight> Just think I only have 74 hrs to go, then I get 4 days off! I OWE I OWE LOL

LIFE IS GOOD,
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Annie-Yes I did get my license...only had to take the eye test and those darn road signs test. I was kinda worried about the eye test...I had lasik eye surgery 4 years ago and the age is catching up with my eyes again. Some days I see great and then one morning I wake up and can't see that great close up...May have to get some glasses for reading. At least they won't be coke bottle lenses though. When I went to be tested for the lasik surgery I was the talk of the office. I had the worst vision they had ever seen. Couldn't even find my car without contacts in.

Mellen-I will try and remind you about your license as we both will need them in 5 years. That is if my memory don't go South.

Remy-Yes just what I want to hear...win..win..win for me.
It will probably be the other way around. It would be really embarrasing for me if a 70 or 80 year old stomps me in some of those sports...Will let you know how they turn out. I get to join in March. I do know they are adding softball and basketball to the sports in 2007.

Sassy-Sweetie..you are definetely not boring...full of life and its very fun to read your posts and see all your cute graphics.

Klickitat-Hate to be out of your swap in January but hope to get in on Februarys, that is if I get rid of these carpenters. They are draining my bank account. I was planning on paying around $5,000.00 for a roof over my deck. WELL I have more than that in the labor and they still don't have it done. One of the guys just told my DH he would have 40 hours in this week by noon Sat. (They are going to work tomorrow). Now he didn't work except Wed. Thurs. and Fri so how in the heck does he have almost 40 hours in. It gets dark at 6:00 p.m. I told DH I smell a rat. He would have to have worked 12 hour days to get that much time in and its not possible with it getting dark so early.

T2-From NH..I visited NH last year and loved it. Welcome

Earthly, Annie, and any other iris lovers-I may get some more $1.00 named iris deals this year. My Aunt who sold some of hers for $1.00 fell and broke her hip. I'm guessing her 3 DD's will really try and get rid of all her flowers this next year so she want be tempted to work in them. It's sad to get to that point in our lives but it is best for her.

Susie-Thinking of you and so pleased each time I see your posts. We are praying for good health for you in 2007.

Beth-Hope you get your phone back on soon.

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Hey all,
Just found a few minutes to check in. Happy Markeeta would be my porn star name.
Welcome T2!! Good to see you here!
Sassy, I just love your graphics!! Too funny!
Carol, was that your De_-*ds squishing? What's this about "totally hairy legs" and the mailman???????

I'd be glad to host a month if anyone can't take theirs.

Abby Cat (abby-normal) fell into the bathtub with me tonight. All wet from the neck down. She didn't care for it and she doesn't like the blow dryer either. LOL! It WAS funny, since she didn't claw me from head to toe. Poor Miss Kitty had to help her bathe properly after all that. Once all that was done, they piled on the couch with DH for a nap - and he calls them MY cats! LOL! For all the laughs, these cats are worth their weight in aluminum foil!
Have a super New Year's celebration y'all!
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~~ Good day to all
~~I am sorry i have to back out of this months swap. I know i said i would play, but my mom has taken a sudden turn for the worse, and ended up in the hospital on Christmas day, and has been in ICU since then. She has somehow gotten a blot clot/blockage on her right foot, it is all purple/cold/has no feeling. The doctors are trying some pretty aggresive treatments, to un-do the clots, even balloon type things in her veins to open them up, this all happened so suddenly, it was just there. The doctors say if the meds dont work in the next few days, they need to consider amputation of the foot just above the ankle. .. Please ladies say some prayers for my mom, she is 81, and has had MS since she was 16, even though she can no longer walk, the thought of her losing her foot, just terrifies me.
~~ So i am sorry to have to sit out this month, i was really looking forward to playing, everyone here is so much fun,and i really love the swaps. But need to see what happens with mom.
My love and best wishes for a great new year fo us all. :)
Blue Skies,
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  • Posted by mellen 4a/5-ctrl. IA (My Page) on
    Sat, Dec 30, 06 at 12:28

Oh Trish, I've already said a prayer for your mother and for you. So much to deal with, sweet lady. Just know that there will be many prayers from this group. Swaps are nothing when it comes to taking care of family. Let us know how things go, okay?

Susann, Squish??? Ewwww...LMBO. When she claimed to be the only "clean" one in the group, I just could NOT let that comment pass. She can fill you in about the hairy legs and the mailman.(trying to "bribe" a government worker)

This afternoon DH and I will be going to my parents until Tuesday. Can't wait to see my sister and nephew from TX. I heard that their plane was 3 hours late leaving Austin(where they live) so they didn't get into Minneapolis til midnight. So didn't get to my parents til 3:30 this morning-rented a car and drove there. I will try to get on Mom's computer there to see what continues(the saaga) to go on here even though my nephew will be hogging it. He is a computer addict/geek--said with much love. Being the auntie, though, I will KICK HIM OFF! Except he is now taller than me. Maybe I will "convince" him another way, hmmmm?

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Mellen I suggest you pick up a little something to wear other than your depends, to entice dh Okay I'll settle for 40, we may never get there but, I hate to have to turn someone away because of a number, we have grown but still stay a close fun group, bad girls who tried to dispute the fact that I am the clean one, I will remember, I will post my wolf shelves as soon as dh gets new one up. Mellen how is your new best friend Bertha? Hugs sweet innocent


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T2 welcome! My mothers husband has family that live in NH, and that is where he is from (do you have that cool accent?) she rattled off the cities they live in and said she know exactly where you are at, ahhh to live vicariously (sp?) through my mother, she used to travel a lot and will again as soon as her back is healed, they go to Boston, Florida, Washington and NH. my stepdad has family living all over the place. me well I get to go take care of the farm while thay are travelling, good trade off for me, I am a major homebody, we went to orlando last year for a week for vacation and it killed me to be away from the house that long! I would much rather go spend a couple of days in Branson MO. and then DRIVE home. hated the airplane really, really bad, we had a lot of turbulence and I just knew we was going to crash! Kids took to it like they had been doing it all their lives. Travis is talking about going to California next year, he better save up gas money or leave me at home:)
and on the fast driving thing, he has drove like a grandpa ever since he went through that mess, I joke that the only reason our mustang still drives like a dream with over 250,000 miles on it is cause I get it out and blow the cobwebs out of it, yes I get up to speed as fast as I can then I drive at exactly the speed limit, okay maybe 5 over sometimes 10...... been lucky haven't got caught:) I like to speed shift can't help myself, luckier still that Missouri drivers are all crazy maniacs and I actually drive safe compared to the rest of those wackos
porn names??? guess I didn't read all the posts good enough, I will take meesh, a nickname another gwer has given me.
trish, I am sooo sorry I will be praying my little heart out for you, if she does lose her foot at least you still have her, my grandma had diabeties and she started out losing her toes, then her eyesight, then they told us they was going to have to remove her other foot, this is the women who was a gardening expert, think it really broke her spirit not being able to be out amongst her flowers, I got everything I knew from her, I still have a huge peony bush that was hers, LLbean, those eyes of peony I traded you are from her bush! so it is very much a heirloom, I hope it does well for you, I know she is up there loving me being in this group, it would of been right up her alley, she used to drive around with a shovel and a bucket of water digging up wildflowers from the ditches, I have tried that, but none of the wildflowers I have transplanted that way have grew for me, plus I think it may be somewhat illegal now, lol!!!
mellon wish you lived close to me, I have a extra computer you could of used while your nephew was visiting, that way you wouldn't have to share!
dizzydaffodil, my mother has a blue russian kitty that actually LIKES water, she jumped in the washing machine one time when I had the lid up and water running, looked like she was taking a shower so funny! and you have to be sure to keep the shower door closed or she will take a shower too, goofiest cat I have ever seen!
brittneysgran, I AM A IRIS LOVER, I AM A IRIS LOVER!! I am way interested!
wait a second.... I am interested in any flowers, lol!!
llbean, did the slugs eat all your hostas? I am so sorry to hear that, the ones you traded me were doing really well by the end of the season, hopefully they will come up just as good, I have a major hosta addiction going on right now:)
T2, I have put a lot of fish down the tolit as well, and actually I got to the point were when they acted sick, bye bye!
hey I haven't hosted a swap yet, if you end up with a month without a host I would be glad too, although... someone would have to teach me how to post the graphic (this coming from a persons whos mother has a graphic arts degree)
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(now we know why Michelle's fish were MIA whenever she was hollerin' "here fishie, fishie!")

Accent...well, th husbind's out on th tractah plowin et th moment, but ahm pretty sher ah hevn't herd en accent on him...peeple say ah tahk funny. But ah don't tahk neerly es funny es those peeple frum down "Sayouth" do. Now thet's funny raht der!!!!!
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Trish-Prayers and hugs for your Mom and your family. May God's healing powers touch her this day.

Michelle-Will keep you posted on the irises.

T2-They do say we have a very thick Southern accent here in the South. When I visited Cape Cod people told my Aunt they could not understand what whe was saying at all.

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Hi ladies.. Quick peek from me..
Remy, I saw that you have tomato seeds and I would love some if they are beef steak? Max loves eating fresh tomato's with salt (like an apple).
Mellen~ Glad your not jail bait.. You know what they say about nice girls in jail.

Birthday wishes to all those December B-days.
Michelle~
No they have not ate all my hosta, but My hosta always look nice in the beginning then after a few weeks they look like crap, and I have them all in a side bed by the house where there is all shade. So I decided that this year I am going to try to trade some out for heuchera. The slugs don't like the leaves. THey were so bad they even ate some of my fancy lungwort. Ticked me off. I cna't wait to see the peony you sent me hopefully they will bloom this year.
Prayers to Trish and her family. I will put you on our prayer list at church tomorrow.
If the number for the swap is uneven I can take an extra partner to swap with. Just let me know!!!
I know that I am a newbie still, but let me just put in my 2 cents. I joined two groups when I joined this one and the other one is HUGE. I rarely post in it because it is so big, I am sorda disappointed that I joined the other LARGER group because it is so big, and then there was all this personal crap going on. I mean not that I didn't care, but really I didn't care.
I love you ladies, because I immediatley felt like "family" and I talk about you all like you are my family. I have no siblings, and I feel so welcome by all of you. No one here so far seems to get hurt or upset if you fail to mention them,no one here is mean or pointed (in a bad way).. I like the size. If it got to much bigger I am afarid it would be hard to keep up. I like it when I can know something about all of you personally, I can send gifts based on things that I read or that you posted because I feel like I know you a bit. If it got much bigger I am scared we would loose that.

Earthly, Thanks for being such a good person. Thanks for breaking me in adn showing me the real ropes. Enough said.
Well, I have a serious sinus headache so off to the med. cupboard and then off to sleep.

Happy New year to the finest bunch of ladies that I have met .

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micke, you don't just pick a name, you take the name of your first pet and the name of the first street you lived on, then you get your "porn name". so try again. i have a friend michelle, we call her miche - (sounds like mishy).

carol is now squishing in her pants. what will we come to next? gross. that reminds me, i'll never tell you my tupperware story!

remy, what is gary cooking for tomorrow night?

i've been housecleaning. i get this way at the end of each year. i go through the house like a madwoman so i start the new year off "clean" (unlike carol).

i'm a tad excited, the g-babe is coming tomorrow for an overnight. i'll get to bring in the new year with someone very special! this is a real treat for me, of late, the mutha has been a real $#@%$, so i hardly ever get to see her or spend any time with her.

so far micke and dizz have made an offer to host swaps if we need them - thank you!

mellen, i was so ready to show carol's hairy legs to get you out of your troubles. (remember all the crazy hair leg stuff? we were strange back then too!) who is bertha?

laura, xoxoxoxo

shirley, i will be so happy if that iris event should occur again. what is an eon marker?

annie, i just wanted you to know again that iI love those plant tags you sent me. i'm going to take your suggestion and put the name on the inside as well.

our weather is still somewhat fall-like. rain is coming though. i have some bulbs to get in the ground and need to do it just in case we get zapped overnight with winter.

trish, prayers to you and for your mother. these things just happen, so suddenly. stay strong and know we care. if i lived closer, i'd lend a hand in some way or another. right now the best i can do is keep you all in my thoughts and prayers and i too will have you placed on the prayer list. trish, we appreciate that you notified that you had to back out of this month's swap, but no need to apologize - your family takes priority. i think i speak for everyone, we are just thrilled that you stayed with us, swapping or not. there are 11 more swaps to come in the new year and i'm sure you'll get right back into it. jules hasn't assigned yet, but even if she had, adjustments could have been made. annie already offered to jump in if there was a need, i would do it as well and laura has just offered to take two people. i'm certain others would make that same offer should the need arise.

shirley, i plan on having that surgery this year. my eyes have gotten progressively worse in the last couple of years. i am looking for a miracle, not days of not being able to see! as for your contractors, why aren't they charging per the job, as opposed to an hourly rate? i'd be on their butt from sun-up to sun-down and making sure they were working as they said. you really took on a big project. i'll keep my fingers crossed that it all works out.

dizz, too cute about the cat. i could picture it. i didn't think cats liked water too much.

theresa, it was good to see you post on the graphic thread. cute dog by the way. were you affected at all by the harsh weather that hit florida around christmas? wondering house susan is doing, if she was in its path.

carol, did the dogs go yet?

annie, how is your sister doing? is she feeling any better?

nice euology's for gerry ford. did anyone watch the funeral coverage? God bless Mrs., she's up there in age and health and she just looked so frail and yet so dignified.

well, back to my housework. would rather be doing anything else but housework, but i've come to learn it just doesn't do it itself.

goodnight all, be well
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Ok, ladies. No time for personals tonight. I just finished off a 16 hour shift and am back tomorrow and the next day for more. I just wanted to post the final list of participants. Tomorrow I'll post everyone's swap partner. Good luck to all!

Players:
klickitat
llbean
skohler
tastefullyjulie
remy
veeja11
sandlapper rose
beth b kodiak
mellen
theresa24
giverny4me
hummingbirddaisy
cedarnest
debbya
micke
lunamoon
mmqchdygg

Sitting Out:
earthlydelights
dizzydaffodil
nyvoices99
pattyp2257
sguanzon
lil_green_thumb
raggedyann161420
sassyd
brittneysgran
dancingmoons

No Response:
Amybabyboy3
faithinfrogs
grannymarsh
IrishRoseGrower
Number 1 Angel

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Gm My Friends :)) & HAPPY NEW YEAR & IT is going to be a much better year I just Feel it For everyone :)

Sassy I'm sure there wasn't No intention to hurt anyones feeling here by anyone & hope it will be forgive.

there should never be any ratial,religion,or politics issuse brought up in our group. we are all equal NO MATTER Who we are Or where we come from :)))

Laura: as for the size of our group it is a good size Now & we can get to know each other much better when everyone takes the time to come stay in touch just now and again even .
carol & I were joking of 50 I hope we never get that big
but as you know at times we do run into very nice gals like you & others here who also want to be in a safe group . So that is why we said that if you have traded with some one & you know them to be Honest & good I see no reason not to let them in IF ONE OF YOU RECOMEND THEM.

Rainy day still no snow :))) I'm affraid that my bulbs are going to think it might be spring here with sunny warm days Now rain :(

Can hardly wait to check back later for our names to send to :))
well have a great day hugs to all
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  • Posted by remy 6WNY (My Page) on
    Sun, Dec 31, 06 at 12:34

Hi all,
I went out with my relatives last night for Christmas and had a very nice time. My grandma got me a very nice new camera! (Well it was purchased be someone else for her to give to me.)It is an Olympus SP-320. It has so many features it has an advanced manual cd-rom that I will have to watch! The computer doesn't want to recognize the camera, so Gary is trying to get new Windows software to correct the problem. Hope he can fix it soon.
I also got an Aerogarden from my Godmother, the same thing Gary bought for me that is on backorder, lol. Everyone thinks I want the dang thing!
Boy, a lot was written since the last time I posted!

I think T2 was doing an impression of her own New England/ New Hampshire accent making fun of herself, no?

Trish,
I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. You take care of her. There will always be another swap: )

Tina,
I didn't realize you had such a long going fever! Do you still have it? Yes I made meat sauce.

Maryanne,
It is strange how people near NYC and Philadephia call it gravy. Around here it is sauce. Sort of like soda pop is pop here and it is soda there. A soda here means an ice cream soda.
Are you related to my brother? lol. He is a crazed record keeper! When he was the coach of my softball team, he kept all kinds of crazy stats, and my friends were like what is wrong with that man, lol! Though he did get us from last place to first place in a couple years.
Gary just went food shopping. I don't know what he'll bring home. He did make me French toast for breakfast: )

Mellon,
Glad to see nothing happened except a little shopping: )
Hope you are having a nice time with relatives.
What is this about hairy legs and mailmen? lol.

Sassy,
Love that cartoon!

Shirley,
If some 80 year old kicks your butt, I want to hear all about it! : ) lol!
One of Gary's best friend's parents have a big iris garden and have been majorly involved in the local iris society for years, but now he just old us his father is doing poorly and his mother though better can't do all that work! It is sad to think of the garden not being taken care of or disappearing.

Michele,
I dirve like you! I want to go from 0-60 in a couple seconds, but then I won't exceed 10mph over the speed limit! Gary says I drive like my father who was a real drag racer,lol!

Laura,
I got beefsteaks to little ones, red, yellow and every other color! lol. I have, I hate to admit this, over 200 varieties. I can send you some nice ones that make bigger tomatoes.

Susie,
I'm starting to not like the rain instead of snow! Many of my bubls are coming up! I hate to admit it, I want winter.
Talk to you all later!
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I meant no offense...if one reads it the way I wrote it, then one would 'hear' the accent that evidently people say New Englanders have. There was no offense meant, and none should have been taken. I was 'talking' the way you'd hear me if you were actually listening to me.

I think T2 was doing an impression of her own New England/ New Hampshire accent making fun of herself, no?
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remy, don't forget me for some tomato seeds. different, yellow, paste...anything really. i don't know if you ever got that updated email from me, but i'm open to anything. when i was in maryland many years back for a training program, i asked for a root beer soda. the girl came back asking me what kind of ice cream i wanted in it. i had to remember to say pop! some places call all types of soda/pop coca cola no matter what the flavor is. i was in a class with people from all over the united states and some were so annoyed there were no biscuits for breakfast and i remember thinking why anyone would want dinner rolls for breakfast, but to each his own, right? that vernors, which we can't get here, but it was up your way and my sister can get it mid-west. oh and remy, i'm wondering where the iris lady lives and should i bring my shovel LMAO

another beautiful day here. they were thinking of postponing the mummers parade tomorrow because of potential rain storms, but i heard it's still on. just for the record, i'll be sleeping through it! the costumes are pretty neat and all the clubs always outdo themselves one year to the next, but that annoying music. (no offense to mummers reading this, i'm entitled to my opinion)

sassy, your picture and mirror are beautiful. your old man has some great taste. how's the move coming along?

tina always has the vapors...i mean fever. give up the butts girl and you'll feel better!

klick, you are doing an excellent job! you should be so proud of yourself putting together your first swap! way to go!

hope everyone is well, happy new year eve
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Just wanted to pop in today to Wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR, and not get so far behind posting. It is never my intention leave anyone out, but I know sometimes I'm guilty.

Trish, Im sorry to hear about your mom, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Shirley, please keep me posted about the iris, This time I will send you $ through pay-pal, heck with the snail mail.

Maryanne, I'm so glad you like the markers;I sure do,and must admit they are my favorites. Thank you for asking about sis,she is doing great, except for the medicine is playing havic with her blood sugar, and she is getting real tired of testing her blood 4 times daily, but she knows she has to do it. Oh and by the way, I've always thought gravy and sauce are two completly different things. Ok, don't mind me, I just finished up 24 hrs in two days, and I only have 50 more to go. Wait till I post in another couple days, you guys will wonder if I've been hitting the sauce! HEHE

Anyway, Happy New Year to everyone!
LIFE IS GOOD,
Annie


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Susie-Happy New Year to you. Hope we all have lots of great trades and fun in 2007.

Earthly-The Eon markers are the metal ones that work so well for keeping the right names with your plants. They go deep into the soil and stay there, not much chance of being pushed out of the ground with the freezing and unthawing of the ground. I bought 750 last year and will need more for 2007 I'm sure. Yes do have the lasik eye surgery...it is wonderful...I take it for granted now but I love to wake up and be able to see the alarm clock, my cealing fan and all the things in the bedroom. I never had that luxury before the lasik. My Aunt had it done and she is in her late 70's and she loves it also. Contractors here have gotten greedy so they want paid by the hour and they take their sweet time doing the job. DH and myself both work so it's hard to know the hours they really work. I do know they even count their lunch time in as time worked. I have never worked for a Company that would pay you for lunch. I told DH he was in the wrong business.

Remy-Nice gifts you received.I will keep you posted when the senior games begin. Oh I agree it is very sad when you see someones beloved garden unattended. Have you ever watched someones clothesline. You never have to go inside their home but you know they have a new baby because you see the little boy or girl clothes hanging out there. Then the kids clothes get bigger when they start school and so on and so on. Then when they are elderly they have just the man and womans clothes hanging out there. Then one day only the womans will be hanging there and eventually none will be hanging there. Then the cycle starts all over again if a young couple buys the home. I don't even know who lives in some of the homes I see on my way to work but if they hang out clothes I know alot about the family and the same thing with the flower or vegetable gardens. Alot of the younger generation don't have clothesline or gardens but I prefer to have both.

Whew I'm sounding like Paul Harvey now...GOOD DAY

Shirley


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All these wonderful and positive comments on how I'm doing with this new swap, yet I've already managed to disappoint one of our members. :( A fabulous graphic was sent to me by one of us (don't know if she wants credit to her work) to be posted in the new thread and I completely forgot to insert it.

Would one of you gals be kind enough to be the first to post the image below for me as the first post in the new thread???

I know that at least one other of us would be VERY appreciative...

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that looks like a sassy graphic
jules, i posted it in the new thread

my baby is coming soon. yiiiipppppeeee


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well darn it if this posts twice I am sorry accidently hit the back button, grrr!!
I am afraid that I started the accent thing and I am truly sorry, when stepdads family visit I just love the way they talk, they think I have a funny accent as I say missouri, muhsurah, see I never go anywhere so everyone sounds the same to me, take someone from Hawaii, they just laughed and laughed at the way I talked.

well on the porn thing my first dog was Klink Baron Bond and my first street was Delaware, klinkware? delabond?
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Shirley - I would love to work something out when it is Iris time. Please keep me in mind.

Remy - STILL have the fever. No-one knows why......argh!

I, too, think sauce and gravy are two different things, as well as soda pop and pop, and soda, and......LoL.

Maryanne - SO HAPPY you have your precious grandbaby tonight! I did a happy dance for you :-)
About the "butts", I have actually cut down half! I'm hoping that by June, I will have had the strength to quit.

T2 - No offense taken here sweetie. I found it hilarious!
I was born into deep southern parents, and I still talk al southerny, LoL, and I was born an hour outside of Chicago, ha!
Please don't be discouraged about posting now, and please don't think you can't goof off like the rest of us do. Just continue to be yourself! Ya ought not feeyal like ya can't have awebit uh fun darlin! :-) Earthly picks on me all the time, LoL. I find it just funny. And, hey, if she didn't pick on me, I'd think she didn't like me! No harm done!

Laura - Hope you are feeling better!

Annie - Give sis a gentle hug for me.

Susie - I think you may have snow coming your way babe! We are WHITE!!!!! Finally! I so badly wanted a white Christmas. Now we'll have a white New Years!
Be good and rest like you should!
Hugs

Carol and squishy pants, LoL...hairy legs.....heh! I remember reading those posts :-)

Mellen - Are you out making snowangels yet? Wait, you aren't home darn it! Maybe we'll get enough that it will still be here for you when you return. Hugs

Trish - Prayers for you and mom. Sending gentle hugs to you both.

Please forgive me if I have left anyone out. I am fortunate to remember my own name! I'd lose my head if it wasn't attached :-)

Wishes for everyone to have the best New Year. Hoping for 2007 to bring us all health, happiness, peace, love and continuing friendships here.
Love and hugs to each of you.
Tina


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where did tina ever get the idea that i like her?


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I want to wish everyone a Happy, Healthy New Year!


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