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#401696 Jan 31st, 2019 at 05:46 AM
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Come on in, the coffee is piping hot and there are carrot muffins for breakfast.


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I just answered your last post in the last CH. Pop on back to see it, Sunny.
Thank you for a new room. It's nice and cheerful in here with the fire crackling there.


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Yes Tina, I loved those 'car seat' bags...it was so easy to pop a wee one in and not worry.

I just made a pork hock stew for supper. I don't make it often because of the fat content when the hocks melt down but my gosh...it is my favorite stew of all. luv


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Oh, I love pork hocks too!


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we call them Ham Hocks here, well we did in Illinois..who knows if they even have them here....
BUT either way I LOVE them as well MOM would make beans with them..I can still taste them..mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

I was shocked when I was told the kids cannot wear heavy coats when in the car seats or the car seat will not restrain them properly.....and that is not just a local rule.

Both my girls have 2 sets of coats for their kids--one for when they are in the car & one for when they are out playing in the cold.

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Wow Junie...I guess even if they made that rule here, no one would follow it. It is minus -34* this morning...one degree shy of cancelling school. We look like eskimoes waiting at the bus stop lol


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Wow ! That is a very low temperature. I am however glad to hear that you know how to keep warm !


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I imagine you as an expert on keeping warm, Sunny. But that's darn cold.
I hope everyone has a wonderful first of February. And your groundhogs frolic in the gloom tomorrow.


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Not sure on the groundhogs but the squirrels are frolicking in the snow Tina. They are playing on my back step lol


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Yeah, groundhog's day has always seemed odd to me. There is always 6 1/2 more weeks of winter (calendar) after. And as for winter (climate) is variable depending on how north you are and things. But I can wish for a shortened winter for you, at least!


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My MIL 's anniversary was Feb. 2 nd.

That aside, Tina, you sure are right !..

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now I typed in MIL's 3 times, and 3 times, autocorrect says nope, you meant to type "mom"s"......


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Going to say goodnight now--sweet dreams


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Tina, I pray you are not in storms way....the news is telling Californian's to brace for a mess whether it be rain or snow.


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The storms are here, Sunny. But I am not affected badly by them. I sent Jonni out yesterday (the only clear day) to shop for stuff for the next few days and am ready to hunker down. I will have to take my trash down to the dumpster soon. I can do that in the rain, though. We could conceivably see some snow in the next few days. That would be pretty. And short.


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I should say more. The warning are mostly for the recently burned areas and those downhill from them. That is not me.
And then there is the winds expected. Gale force winds of 60 mph or 96.5 kph and up are expected in places today. That means trees down and things. Or trucks blown over on the highways. I'm not going out.
Right now it is calm, steady rain and 48*f or 9*c. So we are good for now. And likely to remain that way.


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Gracious Tina..stay safe.

WE are staying in Missouri today,.. so no party & visiting for Carol. I will go out to buy new diapers for the girls..."Micky Mouse" Diapers. it is 53 right now & is supposed to get warmer....then go down to freezing at some point next week., WE are all going to be sick !


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We're the Mickey Mouse diapers a request, Carol?
The wind is beginning.


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Well, Shubanacadie Sam has given us the prediction of 6 more weeks of Winter....someone needs to shoot that rodent.


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Originally Posted by Sunflowers
Well, Shubanacadie Sam has given us the prediction of 6 more weeks of Winter....someone needs to shoot that rodent.

I'll get Rodney right on that !
Tina:
The diapers are requested now...once upon a time I saw them and thought oh, how cute...now when I change Nora & Cora, they say they wAnt Mickey Mouse diapers. Heidi however wants "mommy diapers". You need a scorecard around the girls sometimes...


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Probably pretty good eating, with the hedgehog. But I don't want to be around for the event, Sunny.
Give them a choice, Carol. How is the potty training going?


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Tina:
I ask them which diaper I should use every time I can be thrm. They also have opinions on which of my diaper creams I need to use on them. Like I said, you often need a scorecard when it comes to the girls.

About potty training....when Heidi says she needs to go potty, you need to listen to get because she will go on the potty. It's is ok at it & poor Nora knows what the deal is but I do not think her body is matured enough yet. If you put her in " big girl panties" & she has an accident, she gets very upset.


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Originally Posted by Sunflowers
Well, Shubanacadie Sam has given us the prediction of 6 more weeks of Winter....someone needs to shoot that rodent.


well great look what I just saw on Facebook..

NYDAILYNEWS.COM
Punxsutawney Phil predicts early spring after not seeing shadow on Groundhog Day - NY Daily News


.I guess we are all messed over....when one says one thing and then another says something else what are we to do ? nothing I guess..it will be what it will be,,,


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I am watching 3 identical strangers.

I hope to go to sleep soon after it is over.
I will say good night now...sweet dreams.


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Sweet dreams all.


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Originally Posted by JunieGirl
I am watching 3 identical strangers.


That made me giggle. grin

Another freezing day with high winds...but the sun is shining. Some days you need to find a little positive in something lol


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Originally Posted by Sunflowers
Originally Posted by JunieGirl
I am watching 3 identical strangers.


That made me giggle. grin

Another freezing day with high winds...but the sun is shining. Some days you need to find a little positive in something lol

Originally Posted by Sunflowers
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I am watching 3 identical strangers.


That made me giggle. grin

Now that I re-read what I wrote, I should have explained better. There was a Documentary about a set of triplets who were adopted into 3 different homes, in 3 different economic situations, where each family had already adopted a baby girl a few years previously. They found each other by accident when they were 19. The adoptive parents had no clue.

Drinking my coffee now.


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Oh, I thought you meant that your grand-girls have such different personalities. blush


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Yes after I read what you wrote I knew I had not made myself clear...sorry I will try to be more careful from now on.

Way warm today...when I was out I saw a girl in shorts and no coat..I felt silly in my jacket and jeans.

Update: I just finished cleaning the sun porch, the front door glass, and I put out the Valentine's flag and door decoration.


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Good night all. Sleep well.


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Swee dreams everyone..


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It is a milder day, only -8*C (17*F). As crazy as that sounds...it is a welcome break from the bitter cold.

It is the usual 'scrub and mop' Monday here.


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There are days that I would be happy with 17*F. Sunny. I say take what you can get.

I need to scrub and mop but I think I will straighten up the girls room. I was going to make up clean beds in there yesterday but it was such a nice day I cleaned up the sun porch instead.
I will put up Valentine's Day clings on the Windows in there with the girls his week, they should enjoy that.


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Do they all nap together in one bed at your place?

I haven't put up a single Valentine thing yet....I seem to fall behind for even the little holidays. why


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I don't do valentines decor. I do buy my kids a little candy or something to commemorate the day.


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I do mainly clings. I do have a very few ceramic pirces...when I had the fireplace, I made " bloomers" for every holiday . So, there is that...and then few wooden pieces. But I do not get carried away.
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I send cards out with stickers in them to the Grands in Virginia, and my great nieces. The Grands that are local will get a little candy and a card.


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Glad you mentioned about valentines. Got to get some cards mailed out.

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Originally Posted by Bestofour
Glad you mentioned about valentines. Got to get some cards mailed out.

Glad I could help ! I need to go get some Valentine stamps to go with my cards that I will mail. I guess I should address them as well. Then I can just drop them into the mail in plenty of time for the 14 th. Thank You !

Goodnight ! It is way past my bedtime !


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I only have clings to put out as well....and whatever decor the kids make from school.

School is cancelled again today....our snow storm has turned to freezing rain.


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Freezing rain on top of snow, brrr. We could get snow today. I hope if it stays cold, we at least get the 'pretty' to go with it.


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Do you personally see snow often where you live Tina?


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