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Comment by booklover on August 21, 2013 at 9:25am

Thanks Felaine and Joan!  Everyone have a good Hump Day! 

Comment by sk8eycat on August 21, 2013 at 2:01am

Ian, I really needed to spend a few days in somebody else's house with a big fat cat, and a fantabulous modern kitchen. I didn't do any real cooking this time...it was "salad weather"...but I did boil up a quart of hummingbird syrup, and filled the feeders.

I just needed to spend some time in a place where everything didn't reminded me of Hairy Jerry. It worked.  I'm not kicking myself anymore.

Now I have to get out my Mac laptop and learn how to use it. The difference between that and Microsoft scares me.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 20, 2013 at 11:55pm

Mindy, I am very happy to learn of the developments for your daughter and you. Seems like positive steps toward growth. Being excited about changing events and looking toward possibilities can be so very uplifting. Taking new directions and going into the unknown can awaken unrealized interests. Good for both of you. Please keep us posted on the outcomes. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 20, 2013 at 10:08pm

Thanks for the noctilucent clouds and aurora video , Chis. The music was perfect.

Comment by sk8eycat on August 20, 2013 at 9:28pm

Mindy, many good wishes for both you and your daughter.  You may even enjoy dealing with customers and meeting new people. You might surprise yourself.

Best of luck, and a BIG HUG!

Comment by booklover on August 20, 2013 at 8:08pm

I'm impressed Patricia and Spud!!!  I don't know how!

Remember I told you guys my daughter wasn't going back to her university?  Well, she had no job, etc. and was trying to decide what to do.  Today she got hired as the hostess in a posh restaurant in our city!  Yay!  So at least she has an income, and can be in a nice environment, while she decides what path she wants to take now!  She is SO excited! lol. I am happy that she is happy, and is making some money now! ha ha.  I got offered a seasonal sales job, part-time, for of all things, during hockey-season. lol.  Our niece plays hockey on a traveling team, and our city has a minor league team and a big arena.  My sister-in-law said her friend that owns the stuff the team sells was looking for someone responsible.  I realize this is not exciting, but I haven't worked outside the home other than a few short spurts, or babysitting, etc.for over 22 years!  Also, I have a medical condition, and anxiety/panic-attacks.  I'm just going to tell myself that I'm going to do it to get out there back into the "real" world for the 3-month season, make a little money, and then, maybe I can look for a more permanent job doing something I'll even enjoy.  I'm kind of looking forward to having some money I earned myself, even though my husband has NEVER made me feel like his paychecks weren't OURS.  He's been great about that.

Thanks for listening my friends!  Hugs, Mindy

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Comment by Patricia on August 20, 2013 at 4:13pm

AHA!!!.........I figured out how to do it!!

Comment by Ian Mason on August 19, 2013 at 11:49pm

Thanks, folks. Your good wishes are very warming.

Glad you're back, Felaine and that you enjoyed a break. 

Comment by booklover on August 19, 2013 at 8:13pm
Ian, a big hug back to you, and I'm glad you at least got to spend some time with your brother! I remember how hard it was to watch my scholarly grandpa quickly decline into dementia. Very hard to watch. :(
Glad you are back Felaine, and. enjoy your haircut and treat!
I will pass along the birthday wishes to my husband!
 

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