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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 had two small nice surprises today. I set my clock at 5 AM to get up and ping for a job to discover I had been assigned one at my high school of choice so I was able to go back to bed for another hour.

Then, when I arrived home today after work I discovered I had been given a two day assignment at the same high school of choice for Thursday and Friday. So, that means I can sleep until six instead of getting up at 5 AM. I’m staying home to finish the taxes tomorrow. So, no more early, early wake ups this week.

I worked for this company for two months, getting up every single morning at 5 AM to ping, sometimes for hours, for a job. Two weeks ago I was given an assignment at my high school of choice for the third week of April. Then, last week I was given such an assignment on Friday, several days early.

I think someone at the office has finally decided I am trustworthy and they know that if they give me jobs at that particular school I can take my daughter to school and pick her up without having to rely on my DS to transport her to school.

So, I hope this trend continues. I hate getting up at 5 AM only to ping for an hour trying to find a job and once finding one I realize I have to get ready and be on the job in less than an hour, sometimes with a 15 or 20 minute drive involved.

ASTI, that would make me nervous. Have you thought of having motion sensitive lights installed on the back and front of the house. It might make intruders think twice before entering a garden that suddenly pops on lights when entered.

When I do something like dropping large portions of my almost prepared dinner on the floor I tend to do more than swear a bit. Sometimes you would think I had become unhinged.

Posted by Lady Hawke on April 08, 2014, 04:06 PM report to moderator
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Lady Hawke, we live in such a safe, crime free area, I have never been worried or alarmed about safety or security. But there has been a spate of petty, oportunistic theft over the last few years, it is something I might have to consider.
That is good news about the school, I hope it becomes a regular.
I was thankful that it was just veggies. I found myself imagining what I would have done if it were a Sunday, and I’d dropped a chicken! (Absolutely no double entendre intended, Ironsos!!)

Posted by asti on April 08, 2014, 04:26 PM report to moderator
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Clucker down!

Posted by ironsos on April 08, 2014, 05:43 PM report to moderator
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Making a Tavern style pot roast in the crock pot. Will let it cool down and serve it tomorrow. Using the
“Campbell’s” pre made sauce. Added onions, potatoes and carrots so I would have full meals instead
of just making sandwiches with the meat.

Posted by ironsos on April 08, 2014, 10:44 PM report to moderator
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Ironsos Mmm, sounds good:)

Lady Hawke It seems that our so-called Big Four supermarkets are feeling the effect of the success of two newer stores, Lidl and Aldi. There is a noticeable difference in pricing without any feeling of a drop in quality from the shoppers’ point of view. My DS pops into a recently built Aldi after trips to the recycling depot and remarked a few days ago that he was surprised by how little money he had to part with after buying seven items. The marketing is good too, before Christmas and now before Easter, special food items stocked for the coming festival were advertised in good quality booklet form sent through the post. Certainly at Christmas this resulted in our purchasing some excellent chocolates and this time we just might have a prepared duck from them. All their meat is sourced from British farmers, as are some of our traditional cheeses, so our food producers are not losing out to foreign imports.

Posted by Graymayne on April 09, 2014, 10:12 AM report to moderator
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We have Aldi’s here. The prices are very good but you have to think to go in armed with cash. They won’t even accept a check. Aldi’s are much, much smaller than our regular grocery stores without many choices in terms of brand vs. brand. There will be one brand of canned corn, one brand of all purpose flour, none of them known name brands. I have been perfectly pleased with the quality of the generic brands they carry.

In this area we are down to two big chain grocery stores, Kroger and Walmart. Walmart is better known as a discount department store that added full size groceries to their Super stores. I can’t find many items at Walmart that I can find at Kroger. I think there are two small, independent groceries with comparatively limited variety of products in town that are not either a Walmart or a Kroger. So, Kroger as the main “top line” grocery has a strangle hold on us. There are also a couple of much smaller, very posh groceries which I can only frequent when looking for something so obscure and specialized as to be unknown at Kroger.

IRONSOS, I never bother to cook a roast without veggies to cook with it. It is too easy to have a full meal in one try that way.

Posted by Lady Hawke on April 09, 2014, 02:12 PM report to moderator
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Good evening!

Both kids had the orthodontist today. Good news for son…..he has been discharged, with white, straight, even teeth and a wonderful smile.
Not so good for daughter. She has been referred to the orthodontist consultant at the hospital. As well as needing a brace, it looks like she’ll also need some extractions due to overcrowding, and, in her mid teens, surgery on her lower jaw to bring it forward.

I admit to shopping pretty exclusively at the supermarket where I work. If I use my staff discount on items already on offer, I pay not much more than half price for them.

Ironsos, left overs are wonderful things.

Posted by asti on April 09, 2014, 02:42 PM report to moderator
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Asti Your son must be so pleased to have reached the end of his brace wearing. He will really appreciate the benefits when he is just a little older. He is lucky to have such caring parents. I hope that your daughter will be reassured by her brother’s results when it is her turn for dental surgery.

Posted by Graymayne on April 10, 2014, 07:15 AM report to moderator
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ASTI, it is good news your son has a beautiful smile and is out of his braces. I had a very unfortunate situation a couple of years after I had my braces off. I went in for my release after having been wearing retainers for two or three years, expecting to be released. My jaw had shifted, not my teeth, my jaw. In order to repair the damage I would have had to have the braces back on, had surgery on my jaw to straighten it, and continued to wear braces with my mouth wired shut for weeks. I didn’t do it. My top teeth are still in the beautiful alignment created by the braces but they don’t meet the lower teeth that are straight but off line from them because my jaw swung to the right and forward. I had a problem with my jaw when I was about two years old, went through extensive amounts of x-rays, etc. until they decided to watch it and it righted itself. Then, when I was in my late teens it all went to pieces and went back to the position it was in when I was two. I had lots of teeth removed before I could have braces, far too many teeth for my mouth, before I could have braces. My situation was a fluke, a completely unexpected occurrence, but we could look back at my history and see what caused it. I’m glad they already know they need to do surgery on your daughter instead of finishing the braces and then realize it should have been done.

Posted by Lady Hawke on April 10, 2014, 08:22 AM report to moderator
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I am sure most of you have head about the “heartbleed” internet hack that has experts saying
you should change all your passwords. Here is the best article yet on what to and not to change.

http://mashable.com/2014/04/09/heartbleed-bug-websites-affected/

Posted by ironsos on April 10, 2014, 02:25 PM report to moderator
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I am resting. I finally took my closet door down to get it opened. I took my …………..oh the thing that opens and closes a door….. off and found the inside pc broke. I took it out and was trying to put the door opener back on when I had to rest. I did get the door back on the hinges befor I had to stop. I only have the screws on the door opener half way screwed in. door knob…. I still can not remember names of things that are so common. It makes me so aggravated.

Ironsos My slow cooker is really large. I have one that is smaller but it is too small to really cook anything in it. All the medium size cookers have disappeared.

Jennifer came over today for lunch. I like when she does this. It gives me incentive to put together a lunch quickly. It is nice today. I just discovered I have the weather app on my phone to check the temperature for my city.

Posted by Cool G on April 10, 2014, 02:51 PM report to moderator
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Cool G: I am finding that I use the word “thingy” to describe more and more things as of late.

Posted by ironsos on April 10, 2014, 02:58 PM report to moderator
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Good evening!

I have been trying to ring my parents. Their ‘phone was supposed to have been connected today. The new number rings, but there is no answer. I did make Mum write down my numbers again before they moved, but I have no idea if she knows where they are……..I will keep trying. My DS and I are hoping to go and visit on Sunday to give some support. They’ve been alone with no contact for 10 days now

My son has applied for his first job……..at my place of work! Positive thoughts please!

CoolG, you may not recall the name of the “thingy,” but your DIY skills continue to impress me. And even if you cannot remember the word, your descriptions are precise, and it comes to you eventually. I am glad you had a good lunch with your daughter.

Lady Hawke, they suggest my daughter will need the surgery when she is about 16, at which time she will be old enough to decide whether she wants further treatment or not , as you did. I was surprised when the orthodontist said she’d need it……..I suppose the difference in her profile might become more pronounced once she’s had the corrective brace.
Do you regret your decision at all, or was it the right one?

Thankyou, Graymayne.

Posted by asti on April 10, 2014, 04:08 PM report to moderator
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ASTI, I never could stand the idea of having my jaws wired shut for six weeks. I thought it would make me wild, absolutely crazy. If not for that, I wish I had done it way back. I have always been self conscious about my jaw. So, if your daughter isn’t absolutely sent into a panic by the notion of being wired shut I would say she would be relieved to have it done and over and have a nice profile and have her teeth meet properly.

I hope one of your parents pick up the phone soon. My mother was asking how far it would be for you to drive to reach them to check on them. I told her your trip was not one you could take without planning and there is a ferry ride involved. As much as I complained about my drive into the city to get to my parents in the middle of the night it would be nothing to what you would have to do.

COOLG, I agree with ASTI. If I could actually do the things you do I would not be so concerned about having to refer to some object as a thingy. I find I do that sort of thing more often now. I am writing it down to fatigue,stress and anxiety. I prefer not to think it is age yet.

I have two slow cookers, a medium one and a very large one. When I use the large one we can eat for days from the results. The medium one is only good for a meal and a few leftovers. I have seen some that are so small as to be impractical. The only thing I can see they might be good for would be keeping a dip hot.

Posted by Lady Hawke on April 10, 2014, 08:43 PM report to moderator
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My slow cooker is a 4.5qt(4.25L). It is perfect for me.

Posted by ironsos on April 10, 2014, 09:44 PM report to moderator
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Lurking – nothing to say because it would considered whining and I promised myself I would stop complaining. So I’m just not going to do it. :(
I have to be grateful for what God has given me. I am a very lucky woman. :)

Lurking. :/

Posted by Madame Minerva on April 10, 2014, 09:53 PM report to moderator
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I find forgetting words really irritating but I think it only happens when I am having a conversation, not when I am writing. Memory is very strange, sometimes when I am watching a quiz I can suddenly whip out an answer really quickly, then the next question I find I am struggling for the information in my memory. It is as if the filing cabinet drawer is stuck. My memory for faces is pretty good, but putting a name to them is something I find difficult.

Lady Hawke How has your daughter been finding life at school this past year? All the health issues you have been dealing with has put her progress into the background somewhat.

Posted by Graymayne on April 11, 2014, 04:40 AM report to moderator
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Jennifer and I are going to see some kind of military reenactment tomorrow. I don’t know exactly what it is but it is at Camp Atterbury. She got the tickets free but they are normanly $40 each. If you notice I do a lot of things with Jennifer. This is because she is single. She does have dates with different men but she is taking my advise to " wait and see" with them. I would not want to be in the dating scene this day and age. So different from when I was dating. Hmm Question: My sister-in-law who is 3 years older than me and has been a widow a year longer than me recently got married. Is she still my sister-in-law now that she has a new husband?

Posted by Cool G on April 11, 2014, 10:38 AM report to moderator
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CoolG What a good question, don’t know the answer:-/

Posted by Graymayne on April 11, 2014, 10:43 AM report to moderator
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CoolG, I think she is still your SIL. Your marriage to your husband was never wilfully dissolved. She, instead, will get a new set of in-laws. :)

le flurk

Posted by Josephine on April 11, 2014, 12:09 PM report to moderator
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Graymayne, I often find myself in the same situation about forgetting some words in the midst of a conversation, as well as remembering faces without the names attached to them. LOL.

Posted by Josephine on April 11, 2014, 12:11 PM report to moderator
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Josephine It is reassuring to be in good company:-)

Posted by Graymayne on April 11, 2014, 02:32 PM report to moderator
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Good evening!

Today ended up being quite busy……the library, the supermarket, quality time with the washing machine, we made a fish pie, and started to sand down the garden table so that we can stain and treat it.

The fish pie was gorgeous. I ate so much I want to lie down and groan!

I still can’t reach my parents….

Lady Hawke, there is also the fare involved in getting to my parents. If my DS and I were to go on Sunday, it would cost about £40. I am NOT going to go unless I know my parents are going to be in, lol!

Calming breaths MM, calming breaths! xx

Deanie, I hope all is well, and you are not having too horrid a time.

Posted by asti on April 11, 2014, 03:13 PM report to moderator
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Thanks for the comments. I will still think of her as my sister-in-law since she has been for 45 years.

I am worn out. The store did not have my dog food so I got the 50 lb bag plus 2- 30 Lbs bags. I had a hard time getting the 50 lb bag in my truck. Now I remember why I do not get the bigger bag even thou it is a lot cheaper. It is still in the truck until I need it. I will use my 2 wheel cart to get it in the house but I will leave it downstairs not upstairs.

I did not pay attention to how much I was spending. I just looked at my list and got most of what was on it. I was almost out of all the different vitamins I take. So between the vitamins, the dog food, my own meds, the paper goods on my list I spent almost $80 more than I normally would. Then when I stopped at the mailbox I found my trash bill that had not been paid. So now I need to pay that. I need to check to see if my daughter has taken out the money for the ham and other things for Easter dinner. So much for saving money to pay the dues and taxes for this place.

Posted by Cool G on April 11, 2014, 06:01 PM report to moderator
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I agree with Graymayne. She will be your sister in law forever. I have two just like that. Even though they are remarried I still think of them as sister in laws. :)

Speaking of sister in laws. My mother in law will be gone for an entire week with her daughter. She already left and will be at her house till next weekend. YAYAY!!! Let’s wish she loves it more at her house. :)

This sister in law lives here but my mother in law doesn’t want to live with her. :/

Posted by Madame Minerva on April 11, 2014, 10:00 PM report to moderator
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GRAYMAYNE, my daughter is doing okay academically. We had to go in for a meeting last week in which they discuss whether she needs additional assistance during the summer. The upshot of the meeting was that she actually performs better after breaks from school. Therefore, it is not seen to be necessary that she have additional assistance during the summer. Her only weakness is in math which I believe is largely due to her dyslexic type problems. She has long since resolved the issue when reading as she bridged the gap of being able to recognize words without having to struggle over every letter. Unfortunately, numbers must be considered one at a time and if the numbers and decimal points move around it makes getting the correct answer correct.

Last weekend my DS put together two tall bookshelves for our bedroom. Tomorrow we are going to go liberate our books from the storage locker where they have been languishing for 18 months since we moved them there after discovering the bedbugs. They have been there for the required time for bed bugs to starve to death, for the heat of summer to cook them to death, for the cold of winter to freeze them to death.

MM, I can just imagine. I wish you could put your foot down. It is not fair for you to be miserable.

Posted by Lady Hawke on April 11, 2014, 10:27 PM report to moderator
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Sally has contacted me… She wants to reconcile… She has realized that her dedication to her business was the big impediment to our relationship. I am more than hopeful. I have never stopped caring about her. She is going to fly down here next month. I want to be with her. I feel we are meant for each other… Everybody please pray for us…. I really want this to work.

Posted by Won_Two on April 11, 2014, 11:31 PM report to moderator
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Won_Two I am so happy for you!!!!!!! This is just the news to shake off the winter gloom:) Sending you loads of love and light.

Posted by Graymayne on April 12, 2014, 02:30 AM report to moderator
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Sending lots of prayers to Won and Sally!!!
:D

Posted by Madame Minerva on April 12, 2014, 06:44 AM report to moderator
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WON, I’m so happy to hear some good news! I’m sending lots of prayers your relationship will finally work out and you can both be happy together.

Posted by Lady Hawke on April 12, 2014, 10:39 AM report to moderator
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