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Posted by Melissa
May 25, 2011, 11:40 AM
A political faerie story, like she once said. Tiny little faeries running for office.
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The Scottish Book. All about Scotland.
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Albus Severus and the Book They Said Would Never Happen
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I'm J.K. Rowling, and I'll tell you in comments.
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I managed to make dinner yesterday. I put the turkey in the oven about 2:15 and we ate at about 8:30. The turkey had to cook before the other food could go in the oven. We played board games while the turkey cooked.

Unfortunately, my parents had a bad night. It was a replay of the two bad nights they had three weeks ago. So, we called the facility and asked if they had a long term bed, permanent placement. They told us to bring him back within 24 hours of our departure yesterday and they would bring him back in without all the chest x-rays and TB tests, etc. So, my DS went and picked him and my mother up and took him back. So, it is done. Daddy won’t be going home again, except for holiday meals, etc.

He is not happy but he understands she can’t take care of him. He said if he had to be in a nursing care environment he would rather be where he was than try to find some other place. He knows the staff is good to him. The place is clean and has no odor. He likes his roommate, a 90+ year old man who was a career employee with the US Postal Service, a Methodist, and a native Memphian, just as my father is. They are of a similar temperament and neither can hear. The other man keeps his TV on loud enough for my father to hear and they watch the same sort of things. He is a very nice man. He slipped my daughter $10 for her birthday.

When we walked back in the door we had people waiting with their arms open to hug us back in. Over the last two months we have made friends. People very kindly told us they were “glad to have us back”. We knew what they meant, even if we weren’t glad to be back.

So, we are feeling very bleak. I only cried a little this morning but my head and eyes feel like I have done nothing but cry. I left my mother at the nursing home so I could come home and do some laundry and cook a pork loin to supplement the turkey. We still have leftover turkey and other side dishes left but it won’t last all weekend.

Posted by Lady Hawke on November 29, 2013, 04:07 PM report to moderator
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Good evening!

LEW, wedding questions only from now on! It has been so nice to see you over the last few days and hear your news. xx

Lady Hawke, I am so sorry, that is sad news. I am glad your Father was welcomed back, but worry for your Mother, and for you. I wish I could think of something to say that might be helpful and give you some solace, but I am sending hugs and please know you are in my thoughts.

Posted by asti on November 29, 2013, 04:23 PM report to moderator
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Lady Hawke I am thankful that your father has a pleasant companion in his new permanent home, but I cannot imagine how your mother will cope alone. I just hope that the new apartment is more convenient than your old home. Preparations for Xmas will fill the next few weeks but after New Year will come the hard part, as it does for everyone, for various reasons. Please take extra care of yourself. {{{{{{{Hugs}}}}}}}

Posted by Graymayne on November 29, 2013, 07:37 PM report to moderator
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Hi y’all! We had a nice and warm Thanksgiving. The new furnace is keeping us very comfortable.
Dr. LEW, your chosen dress is so beautiful. Love the lacey back, sexy but not overtly so.
Lady Hawke, hugs to you.
Asti, it always feels good to hear from you.
CoolG, ooooh, that was something! Are your nails clear now?
Hi, Graymayne! waving
Ironsos, now that I am no longer frozen, I can finally move around properly. The knees protest too much when the temps go down. Keep up the walking and moving around. Don’t forget your deep breathing exercises. :)

Posted by Josephine on November 30, 2013, 02:02 AM report to moderator
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Good morning everyone! I have one more weekend and I’m off to work again, :D

I went to my nieces’ 15th birthday yesterday. My family was there and I had a good time. I left early though. I get tired easily. :( I may do only a 1/2 day at work on Monday if I feel tired. We will see.

LadyHawke – is moving your mom in with you an option? It may make your running around a little easier and the nursing home more affordable.

I am not ready for Christmas. :/

Posted by Madame Minerva on November 30, 2013, 08:46 AM report to moderator
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MM, moving my mother in with us is not an option. Not only do we not have the space, it would open me for having to someday move my MIL back in. We already did that and it did not work.

Besides we would only be saving money to hand it over to the nursing home until there is nothing left. She is allowed to have enough money to keep her going in his absence from their home.

I am not ready for Christmas. I can’t imagine being ready for Christmas. I don’t see how Christmas is going to happen.

Not surprisingly, everything seems too hard. I don’t know how I’ll have the will to do what I have do.

Posted by Lady Hawke on November 30, 2013, 09:29 AM report to moderator
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Lady Hawke First of all you need to get enough sleep, that is essential. When the shock has worn off you need to think about priorities with regard to the celebration of Christmas; this year cannot be perfect, not enough time or energy. A lot of families this year will have to be frugal through lack of money, so they, too, will have to forget this mythical perfection, so you will not be alone in choosing a scaled down approach. Sending you love and light.

MM I am pleased to hear that you are taking care of yourself. I reckon my thoughts above may well apply to you as well.

Posted by Graymayne on November 30, 2013, 10:31 AM report to moderator
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Christmas?!!! I’m not ready for Thanksgiving and it’s already past!! ;)

CoolG you talking about your sewing prowess had me waking up today thinking about my MIL. She was a fabulous seamstress. Me, not so much. I can make simple things and craft-type projects, but nothing fancy or formal. I did inherit her old White sewing machine, though. In 1956 when it was new, it was a top of the line machine and she had all the fancy attachments. It could even do zig-zag, which was almost unheard of.

She told me that she used the ruffler attachment to make my SIL’s prom dress in 1957. She ruffled over a mile of tulle for the ballgown style dress. I have not seen even a picture of the dress, but I believe it had ruffled tiers of tulle around the outside. Somewhat like this, without the applique.

http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&biw=983&bih=539&tbm=isch&tbnid=moqsLOFGYbm3WM:&imgrefurl=http://blakeburich.com/long-prom-dresses/yellow-ball-gown-strapless-bandage-floor-length-quinceanera-dresses-with-embroidery-and-ruffles-p-2167.html&docid=wJsI8sz22QLcnM&imgurl=http://blakeburich.com/images/promdressesuk/yellow-ball-gown-strapless-bandage-floor-length-quinceanera-dresses-with-embroidery-and-ruffles-prom01124.jpg&w=1135&h=1578&ei=ryCaUu2WLI7noAS6zYGICg&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=453&page=1&tbnh=142&tbnw=106&start=0&ndsp=24&ved=1t:429,r:19,s:0,i:145&tx=50&ty=102

I do doubt that it was strapless. It probably had a “sweetheart” neckline with wide straps or a square neckline with spaghetti straps, since both of those would have been appropriate to the 50’s. ;)

Dr LEW Your dress in beautiful! ;)

Off to work on the laundry. I have about 4 more loads to do, not counting towels. ;)

Posted by Deanie on November 30, 2013, 12:42 PM report to moderator
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Good evening!

We went Christmas shopping today, and for the first time ever, to my great shame and worry, I put EVERYTHING we bought onto my credit card. We have no money, no savings left. Usually, I will have a cash fund to pay for gifts. This year has NOT been usual. We have cut down a LOT on what we have spent. What I have spent. But I am still pleased with our purchases. Bargain hunting and price comparisons, and more focus on what they actually need, less fun and frivolous stuff. But there is still going to be a lovely heap of presents under the tree, even if a lot of them will contain socks, lol. I must make sure I invite Dobby.

Lady Hawke, “God, give me the grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed.”

MM, you make very very sure that you are well enough and ready to go back to work, and take things easy. Half days to start with sounds like a very good idea. Though it is good to see you looking forward to going back.

Hi, Josephine, thank you! Glad to hear you are warm again.

Posted by asti on November 30, 2013, 05:45 PM report to moderator
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Asti There will be many parents in the same situation this year who won’t have been as careful in their choices but I do regret that Christmas has become so commercialised. Parents are put under great pressure by adverts on TV because they are aware of the peer pressure their children experience. The whole situation is a nightmare.

Posted by Graymayne on December 01, 2013, 04:55 AM report to moderator
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I’m ready for Christmas. I’m ready for this effing semester to be over and done.

Posted by Dr. LEW on December 01, 2013, 10:20 AM report to moderator
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GENERAL ALERT Talking of Christmas, are all your addresses up to date at cc? Nobody is currently posting because we hate the changes but I have started addressing my cards to the US.

Posted by Graymayne on December 01, 2013, 10:59 AM report to moderator
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I’m sorry to hear about the de-railment near NY, four dead and over sixty badly injured. Lots of Christmas celebrations ruined:(

Posted by Graymayne on December 01, 2013, 11:06 AM report to moderator
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I lost a big post. I have my friend who went to Chicago LeakyCon in town this weekend. My male best friend from university will be in town this afternoon. So, I am seeing them. This is the first time my father will have not had us there with him at the nursing facility since he broke his pelvis over two months ago.

I am making soup from the remains of the turkey before heading out with my friends.

My church does not have a choir but they are putting together a special Christmas Choir. This morning my DS, daughter and I volunteered. Before we moved to this neighborhood we came from a church with a large, partially professional choir. When we moved here this church had a very sad choir and now none at all (which is a major improvement). The Christmas Choir is being organized by a young man who was a teenage boy soprano in our old church’s choir. He is now a married man. At least he comes from the same choral background we do, a High Church Anglican pure tone choir.

Posted by Lady Hawke on December 01, 2013, 12:36 PM report to moderator
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Our church is expanding and is in the process of adding additional administrative space and a Lady Chapel. Our priest announced this morning that when walking through the space you can actually see the beginnings of the finished product. There are windows with curved vaults and doors.

Posted by Lady Hawke on December 01, 2013, 12:39 PM report to moderator
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Well, my biggest Christmas expense is out of the way. The trip took care of that.We do not exchange gifts with my family at all and only with the DS’s if we actually see them. So I usually buy them gift cards that we would also use. His sister has waited until the week before to invite us down in the past. So I never know if I will need gifts or how many grandchildren will be there. I usually get the younger generation iTunes gift cards since both the DS and I have iPods. ;)

We are running a bit late on the woodworking, so you may all get yours a bit late. I still need to go to CC and my other Ya accounts and get the mailing lists. And I need to get a book for my Secret Santa recipient. ;)

Once again I have been procrastinating, so I need to make sure my sweaters are clean for the coming workweek. The heat has been off in the building for 4 days, so it will take until Wednesday to get up to the normal 73.2 F (22.8C). Tonight the low is supposed to be 43 F (6.1 C) and with all the windows, I will not be surprised if the office is around 65 F (18.3 C) when I first get in tomorrow. ;)

Enjpy whatever is left of your Sunday. ;)

Posted by Deanie on December 01, 2013, 01:32 PM report to moderator
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It’s Monday and I’m off to work. It’s been a month with no work. Wish me luck everyone. :D

Posted by Madame Minerva on December 02, 2013, 06:42 AM report to moderator
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I checked my bank site to see if my check had been deposted. A lot of times they do it early. I guess since this was a holiday weekend, it did not happen. So no cyber shopping for me today. I hope the Kindel I want will still be on sale after the holiday.

Posted by Cool G on December 02, 2013, 08:24 AM report to moderator
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I have checked to see how much my electric bill is this month. It is not too bad so if the Kindel is still the same price, I will order it tomorrow. It is the price of all the assories you have to get that makes the Kindel so expensive. From all the posts I think it would be adviseable to get the extended warrenty. This is expensive but if something happens to the Kindel, it will pay for itself by getting a replacement. I know my brother had to send one of his back twice because of little things gone wrong. Those of you who have the Kindel Fire what do you think about the extended warrenty?

Posted by Cool G on December 02, 2013, 09:41 AM report to moderator
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I have such reading diversities. I am now reading a Christmas story that is set in the 1930’s. It has all the moralities of the time. Next I have the 50 Shades to read . All three books were on sale today so I thought it was time……LOL I do remember MM talking about reading it so if she can, so can I. Since she only read the first book, I’ll let her know if the story line gets better. : )

Yesterday my granddaughter had a baby shower. Of course I forgot about it. Her mother called me 1/2 hour before it started to tell me how to get there. For some reason the directions just did not stick. I could not picture where it was. So I decided not to go. I hope she did not miss me being there. I know I should have known where the Moose Club was but………..One of my daughters should have picked me up when I said I could not drive there.

Posted by Cool G on December 02, 2013, 11:58 AM report to moderator
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Good evening!

Daughter has come over all Christmassy, and had made approximately a million paper cut out snowflakes. She has stuck them all over the fireplace.

CoolG, daughter has a Kindle Fire, and we didn’t take out any kind of warranty with it. I feel the relatively cheap cost of the Fire does not make the warranty worthwhile in the long run, in the Uk at least.
I have read all three of the 50 Shades series. They’re an……interesting read, to say the least!!

MM, please, if you can, come and let us know how your first day back went. xx

Lady Hawke, how are you all?

Posted by asti on December 02, 2013, 04:13 PM report to moderator
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Help!!! I lost Wolfie’s address. Again.

Winter storm warning in effect starting at midnight. Also supposed to get quite chilly, around zero (-17.7C) by
Thursday morning. I am thinking more like 10F (-12C)

Posted by ironsos on December 02, 2013, 06:13 PM report to moderator
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Ironsos I’ll leave it at our alternative castle:)

Posted by Graymayne on December 02, 2013, 07:08 PM report to moderator
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Had a fasting blood test to give today. We ate out in our local market town in our favourite greasy spoon cafe. I find shopping really difficult without a shopping trolley to ease my back. I’m confined to online I’m afraid.

Posted by Graymayne on December 02, 2013, 07:19 PM report to moderator
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Thanks Graymayne.

Posted by ironsos on December 02, 2013, 07:50 PM report to moderator
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I hit the wrong button so I hope Wolfie doesn’t move for a few decades.

Posted by ironsos on December 02, 2013, 08:18 PM report to moderator
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I have lost several posts and just now I had to log in several times. When I have been logged out by the website it shows Griffyndor red and when I am logged in it is Hufflepuff yellow. When I put in my user name and password it would briefly turn yellow and revert to red. I thought I wasn’t going to get in.

It has been a very tiring several days. My two best friends from university were in town on Saturday and Sunday. I saw my friend who went to LeakyCon Chicago with me on Saturday. Then, on Sunday my daughter and I went to see a play with my friend and her husband. After that we picked up my best male friend and went to dinner.

Sunday was the first day since my father broke his pelvis that we did not see him. My day was too full and my mother needed a break. I was glad to see my friends but I spent the days feeling as if I was going to burst into tears. It was very hard to enjoy myself knowing my father was sitting there unhappy and alone.

Tomorrow my mother and I have to go see people at the Medicaid office. Now my father is in a nursing facility they will use all their accumulated funds until the money is gone and then switch him over to Medicaid. So, all that money my father put back to keep my mother in her old age is to be eaten up keeping him in this nursing facility. If he had not saved the money at all they would have immediately switched him to Medicaid. So, all that sacrificing done by my mother is just going to be eaten by this nursing home. They might as well have lived better and had more fun.

Posted by Lady Hawke on December 02, 2013, 10:55 PM report to moderator
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LadyHawke – I say that to the DS all the time. Let’s save and use our money on vacations for as long as we can. After that we just need to go into nursing care. :(

Cool G – I actually read two of the 50 Shades books. I did not read the third one.

Asti – I went to work today. It was not too bad. I felt tired a couple of times but not bad enough to go home. I came home and I fell asleep almost instantly. I slept for four hours. I did not cook dinner and now I am ready for bed. My MIL cooked dinner for the DS but I do not feel like eating. I just want to sleep some more. My co-workers are a fantastic team. They were so happy to see me and they are incredibly kind hearted. They allowed me to do my work without interruptions and I was able to do catch up work. I am glad to be back at work.

Posted by Madame Minerva on December 02, 2013, 11:28 PM report to moderator
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MM I’m glad that you are happy to return to work among your caring colleagues.

Lady Hawke Old age is bearable until you begin to malfunction, after that life can be tedious:)

Posted by Graymayne on December 03, 2013, 11:16 AM report to moderator
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Graymayne I agree with you about old age.

Asti After several days of consideration, I decided I needed the extra insurance. My brother had to replace his Kindel Fire HD several times. I know I have dropped my Kindel a lot so decided I had better get the insurance so if something happened it could be replaced. The $80 insurance is a lot cheaper than buying a new one especially since the insurance will replace it for accidents. . Of course if it is like everything else, something will happen just after the insurance runs out.

Posted by Cool G on December 03, 2013, 01:33 PM report to moderator
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