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Texan Buckeye

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Hi, everyone! Flav, is your website up yet? If it is e-mail it to me. I've got to see this stuff. It sounds wonderful. Now that I'm in humidity land again, my skin is greasing out!!! Yick! Shades of my teenage years! I can't get over the weather here. In the 70's in March...it's NUTS!!!

Mom goes in tomorrow am for the knee scope. We have to be there by 6:30. I'm still on central time. That's 4:30 for me! Figures we'd change for DST right after I got here!

I've seen most of my nephews, just one more and my niece yet. She's in the school musical with my cousin's son next weekend, so I'm going to the high school production of Annie Get Your Gun. Got to hold the new babies already,too.

I should be able to check back in tomorrow night. I'm hopping quite a bit just now. Just now, looking for dad's AWOL cane! We think he left it in the shed this afternoon. It's probably with his pen he lost out in the yard today. Guys...they're breaking my heart! It's better and it's worse. I just don't know what to do about it yet.

The only gardening I'll be doing is weeding mom's one flower box and one bed. She doesn't want anything extra 'cause she isn't sure of taking care of it after I leave. She said last year she put silk geraniums in the beds. I asked her if she wanted some in pots and she said no. So...I have to do what she wants. Neither of us likes it. Anyway, I miss talking to you all. Hopefully, I can catch up with you all soon. IF I can get the hang of this danged ole netbook!!! I'm just SO graceful! See ya in the daylight!
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Is this the page to vent? I sure hope so. Let's just start with parenting sucks....sucks giant donkey balls in fact. We had to take the car (that we bought) away from our 18 year old daughter today. Evidently she has not been attending school regularly....big no no in our house. We told her, miss class then the car goes away. Now it's a huge surprise that we followed through! We are thinking it's gone until report cards come out and she will only get it back with perfect attendance until then (about another month or so). You would have thought we told her she had to solve world hunger...
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Hi, everyone! Flav, is your website up yet? If it is e-mail it to me. I've got to see this stuff. It sounds wonderful. Now that I'm in humidity land again, my skin is greasing out!!! Yick! Shades of my teenage years! I can't get over the weather here. In the 70's in March...it's NUTS!!!

Mom goes in tomorrow am for the knee scope. We have to be there by 6:30. I'm still on central time. That's 4:30 for me! Figures we'd change for DST right after I got here!

I've seen most of my nephews, just one more and my niece yet. She's in the school musical with my cousin's son next weekend, so I'm going to the high school production of Annie Get Your Gun. Got to hold the new babies already,too.

I should be able to check back in tomorrow night. I'm hopping quite a bit just now. Just now, looking for dad's AWOL cane! We think he left it in the shed this afternoon. It's probably with his pen he lost out in the yard today. Guys...they're breaking my heart! It's better and it's worse. I just don't know what to do about it yet.

The only gardening I'll be doing is weeding mom's one flower box and one bed. She doesn't want anything extra 'cause she isn't sure of taking care of it after I leave. She said last year she put silk geraniums in the beds. I asked her if she wanted some in pots and she said no. So...I have to do what she wants. Neither of us likes it. Anyway, I miss talking to you all. Hopefully, I can catch up with you all soon. IF I can get the hang of this danged ole netbook!!! I'm just SO graceful! See ya in the daylight!
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Wow you have been busy. Sounds like you are having plenty of fun in between your obligations! No the site isnt up yet, I gave him a bunch of stuff last week, I am hoping its up and running soon, alot of people are asking.

My dad called today to tell me it was in the mid seventies there (upstate NY) today. I could hear him doing back flips thru the phone!

Now for the bad news, my brother who is in the national guard, is in Mississippi (training for 8 wks) is being shipped out at the end of the month. He was supposed to go to Kuwait for 18 months, but is now going to Afghanistan. Please keep him in your prayers. We are not to happy about that. He is coming to visit me the last week of March, he doesnt want to go back home to NY and upset his kids. They are only 6 and 10, it was an emotional goodbye.

As for my garden, I think I am going to need to replant in certain spots. One entire row didnt sprout anything, it was right next to the sprinkler head that broke that first week, and I think it washed the seeds away or drown them. My loofah plants have popped thru and I am excited about them.

TB I will say a prayer for your moms speedy healing and sucussful surgery. Keep us posted. And by the way, you seem to be doing pretty good with that notebook.
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Hey, Southern OR. Vent away, kiddo. We all do here and thankfully, we don't get the trolls giving us a hassle. Stick to your guns. School is just too d-mned important. There are too many uneducated idiots working a mickie d's as it is!

Is the 18 yr. old in high school or college? My youngest son goes to community college and has to survive the embarassment of mom or dad giving him a ride. Back and forth to work too. He's working to pay for school and can't afford a car. We're still waiting to get the pick up fixed, but I don't think it will be in time for him to use before he goes to university this fall. Truck will NOT be going with him. Our 2 older kids had to suffer in similar manners, too! IF they had something to drive, it was my ancient mini-van! Oh, the ultimate embarassment! Kids can totally suck, but you have to admit, we all love them!

I know it doesn't help right now. Most of us have already been through this. All I can tell you is...this too shall pass. You love them, they love you, even if it doesn't seem like it now. Having a girl and 2 boys, all 20 something, sometimes it seems like hormonal teenagers on steriods! It does even out eventually, though.

Hope it helps. What really helps me is this thread, this group of people. Venting is not only allowed, it's encouraged! The rest will see your post soon and add (hopefully better) advice for you. Read it, use what will work for you and toss out the rest! That's the best part, I think!
They also serve who stand and wait. John Milton
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Hey Flav. You don't see me backspacing and fighting with the touch pad! I MISS my mouse!! AND I DO NOT mean the rodent kind!! I think your garden sounds like it could grow kind of interesting! Sorry about your missing row.

I'm really sorry to hear about your brother (?). Senior moment, sorry. Lots of prayers sent and will send. When will it all stop? Been there with the kids, I can imagine. Prayers for the family too.

Thanks, guys, for being here. I better get to sleep for a bit. I'll keep you all posted. Promise.
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Hey, Southern OR. Vent away, kiddo. We all do here and thankfully, we don't get the trolls giving us a hassle. Stick to your guns. School is just too d-mned important. There are too many uneducated idiots working a mickie d's as it is!

Is the 18 yr. old in high school or college? My youngest son goes to community college and has to survive the embarassment of mom or dad giving him a ride. Back and forth to work too. He's working to pay for school and can't afford a car. We're still waiting to get the pick up fixed, but I don't think it will be in time for him to use before he goes to university this fall. Truck will NOT be going with him. Our 2 older kids had to suffer in similar manners, too! IF they had something to drive, it was my ancient mini-van! Oh, the ultimate embarassment! Kids can totally suck, but you have to admit, we all love them!

I know it doesn't help right now. Most of us have already been through this. All I can tell you is...this too shall pass. You love them, they love you, even if it doesn't seem like it now. Having a girl and 2 boys, all 20 something, sometimes it seems like hormonal teenagers on steriods! It does even out eventually, though.

Hope it helps. What really helps me is this thread, this group of people. Venting is not only allowed, it's encouraged! The rest will see your post soon and add (hopefully better) advice for you. Read it, use what will work for you and toss out the rest! That's the best part, I think!
 Quoting: Texan Buckeye

I just want to survive it! She is a senior in high school. We bought the car with the agreement that she would pay 1/2 after high school. Told her weeks ago that her attendance was not acceptable. She is missing 2 or 3 classes every day. Told her the car would go away if she didn't have enough personal responsibility to get to school and stay there. The absences are either morning classes or after lunch. So she basically goes for 1/2 a day, either morning or afternoon. Now we are the evil ones for following through with what we said we would do if attendance did not improve. Told her school is her job and a boss does not let you decide when it's convenient to work. Thanks for the response...I really needed to vent. I will stick to my guns though. We have enough uneducated people out there, don't want to add our kid to the mix!
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I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. ~Edward Everett Hale
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Hi, everyone! Flav, is your website up yet? If it is e-mail it to me. I've got to see this stuff. It sounds wonderful. Now that I'm in humidity land again, my skin is greasing out!!! Yick! Shades of my teenage years! I can't get over the weather here. In the 70's in March...it's NUTS!!!

Mom goes in tomorrow am for the knee scope. We have to be there by 6:30. I'm still on central time. That's 4:30 for me! Figures we'd change for DST right after I got here!

I've seen most of my nephews, just one more and my niece yet. She's in the school musical with my cousin's son next weekend, so I'm going to the high school production of Annie Get Your Gun. Got to hold the new babies already,too.

I should be able to check back in tomorrow night. I'm hopping quite a bit just now. Just now, looking for dad's AWOL cane! We think he left it in the shed this afternoon. It's probably with his pen he lost out in the yard today. Guys...they're breaking my heart! It's better and it's worse. I just don't know what to do about it yet.

The only gardening I'll be doing is weeding mom's one flower box and one bed. She doesn't want anything extra 'cause she isn't sure of taking care of it after I leave. She said last year she put silk geraniums in the beds. I asked her if she wanted some in pots and she said no. So...I have to do what she wants. Neither of us likes it. Anyway, I miss talking to you all. Hopefully, I can catch up with you all soon. IF I can get the hang of this danged ole netbook!!! I'm just SO graceful! See ya in the daylight!
 Quoting: Texan Buckeye


Wow you have been busy. Sounds like you are having plenty of fun in between your obligations! No the site isnt up yet, I gave him a bunch of stuff last week, I am hoping its up and running soon, alot of people are asking.

My dad called today to tell me it was in the mid seventies there (upstate NY) today. I could hear him doing back flips thru the phone!

Now for the bad news, my brother who is in the national guard, is in Mississippi (training for 8 wks) is being shipped out at the end of the month. He was supposed to go to Kuwait for 18 months, but is now going to Afghanistan. Please keep him in your prayers. We are not to happy about that. He is coming to visit me the last week of March, he doesnt want to go back home to NY and upset his kids. They are only 6 and 10, it was an emotional goodbye.

As for my garden, I think I am going to need to replant in certain spots. One entire row didnt sprout anything, it was right next to the sprinkler head that broke that first week, and I think it washed the seeds away or drown them. My loofah plants have popped thru and I am excited about them.

TB I will say a prayer for your moms speedy healing and sucussful surgery. Keep us posted. And by the way, you seem to be doing pretty good with that notebook.
 Quoting: flavapor

I understand your thoughts on the military thing. My nephew was in Afghanistan, my son in law and 2 nephews have been to Iraq. My son in law and 1 newphew are in South Korea right now. I have worried about South Korea the most. Awful close to Japan and the toxic winds. I wish your brother the best. Send him some soap, I hear they have really crappy soap over there.
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I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. ~Edward Everett Hale
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Hey, Southern OR. Vent away, kiddo. We all do here and thankfully, we don't get the trolls giving us a hassle. Stick to your guns. School is just too d-mned important. There are too many uneducated idiots working a mickie d's as it is!

Is the 18 yr. old in high school or college? My youngest son goes to community college and has to survive the embarassment of mom or dad giving him a ride. Back and forth to work too. He's working to pay for school and can't afford a car. We're still waiting to get the pick up fixed, but I don't think it will be in time for him to use before he goes to university this fall. Truck will NOT be going with him. Our 2 older kids had to suffer in similar manners, too! IF they had something to drive, it was my ancient mini-van! Oh, the ultimate embarassment! Kids can totally suck, but you have to admit, we all love them!

I know it doesn't help right now. Most of us have already been through this. All I can tell you is...this too shall pass. You love them, they love you, even if it doesn't seem like it now. Having a girl and 2 boys, all 20 something, sometimes it seems like hormonal teenagers on steriods! It does even out eventually, though.

Hope it helps. What really helps me is this thread, this group of people. Venting is not only allowed, it's encouraged! The rest will see your post soon and add (hopefully better) advice for you. Read it, use what will work for you and toss out the rest! That's the best part, I think!
 Quoting: Texan Buckeye

I just want to survive it! She is a senior in high school. We bought the car with the agreement that she would pay 1/2 after high school. Told her weeks ago that her attendance was not acceptable. She is missing 2 or 3 classes every day. Told her the car would go away if she didn't have enough personal responsibility to get to school and stay there. The absences are either morning classes or after lunch. So she basically goes for 1/2 a day, either morning or afternoon. Now we are the evil ones for following through with what we said we would do if attendance did not improve. Told her school is her job and a boss does not let you decide when it's convenient to work. Thanks for the response...I really needed to vent. I will stick to my guns though. We have enough uneducated people out there, don't want to add our kid to the mix!
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Good for you stick to your guns! I always follow thru on promises and threats. Thats one thing everyone can count on. I had to laugh at your "world hunger" part, sounds so familiar to me in the not to distant past.

My kids used to have a hissy fit and tell me I was such a horrible parent, and I used to tell them " I threw the book you came with out by accident". Thats a big joke to anyone who knows me, if its on my counters and I cant eat it, I throw it out! My pet peeve, cant help it. I am always picking up stuff and putting it where it goes or throwing it in a garbage can in the garage and then telling everyone to go retrieve their stuff and put it where it belongs before trash day.

Sounds like your daughter has a big case of senioritis. Its to bad they dont realize now that 5 or ten years from now they are going to look back and realize how great NOW is. They get to see all different friends all day, dont have to do any manual labor or disgusting type work, dont have to learn rocket science stuff, etc. '

I sure hope she does start to get back to classes, its only 3 months till she will be done, and it would suck to be in summer school or worse when all her friends will be gone!

Good luck with that problem, I'll send aspirin!
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Hi, everyone! Flav, is your website up yet? If it is e-mail it to me. I've got to see this stuff. It sounds wonderful. Now that I'm in humidity land again, my skin is greasing out!!! Yick! Shades of my teenage years! I can't get over the weather here. In the 70's in March...it's NUTS!!!

Mom goes in tomorrow am for the knee scope. We have to be there by 6:30. I'm still on central time. That's 4:30 for me! Figures we'd change for DST right after I got here!

I've seen most of my nephews, just one more and my niece yet. She's in the school musical with my cousin's son next weekend, so I'm going to the high school production of Annie Get Your Gun. Got to hold the new babies already,too.

I should be able to check back in tomorrow night. I'm hopping quite a bit just now. Just now, looking for dad's AWOL cane! We think he left it in the shed this afternoon. It's probably with his pen he lost out in the yard today. Guys...they're breaking my heart! It's better and it's worse. I just don't know what to do about it yet.

The only gardening I'll be doing is weeding mom's one flower box and one bed. She doesn't want anything extra 'cause she isn't sure of taking care of it after I leave. She said last year she put silk geraniums in the beds. I asked her if she wanted some in pots and she said no. So...I have to do what she wants. Neither of us likes it. Anyway, I miss talking to you all. Hopefully, I can catch up with you all soon. IF I can get the hang of this danged ole netbook!!! I'm just SO graceful! See ya in the daylight!
 Quoting: Texan Buckeye


Wow you have been busy. Sounds like you are having plenty of fun in between your obligations! No the site isnt up yet, I gave him a bunch of stuff last week, I am hoping its up and running soon, alot of people are asking.

My dad called today to tell me it was in the mid seventies there (upstate NY) today. I could hear him doing back flips thru the phone!

Now for the bad news, my brother who is in the national guard, is in Mississippi (training for 8 wks) is being shipped out at the end of the month. He was supposed to go to Kuwait for 18 months, but is now going to Afghanistan. Please keep him in your prayers. We are not to happy about that. He is coming to visit me the last week of March, he doesnt want to go back home to NY and upset his kids. They are only 6 and 10, it was an emotional goodbye.

As for my garden, I think I am going to need to replant in certain spots. One entire row didnt sprout anything, it was right next to the sprinkler head that broke that first week, and I think it washed the seeds away or drown them. My loofah plants have popped thru and I am excited about them.

TB I will say a prayer for your moms speedy healing and sucussful surgery. Keep us posted. And by the way, you seem to be doing pretty good with that notebook.
 Quoting: flavapor

I understand your thoughts on the military thing. My nephew was in Afghanistan, my son in law and 2 nephews have been to Iraq. My son in law and 1 newphew are in South Korea right now. I have worried about South Korea the most. Awful close to Japan and the toxic winds. I wish your brother the best. Send him some soap, I hear they have really crappy soap over there.
 Quoting: Southern OR

He was in Iraq several years ago for 2 yrs, I believe he said he didnt need to shower cause he got sandblasted on a daily basis!

What he likes us to send the most is dried stuff for drinks. Iced tea mix, lemonade, etc. anything he can put in his water to make it different.

What bothers me most is the recent massacre of civilians by that marine. I think they are just gonna be hellbent to retaliate on Americans in any way they can.
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Hey, Southern OR. Vent away, kiddo. We all do here and thankfully, we don't get the trolls giving us a hassle. Stick to your guns. School is just too d-mned important. There are too many uneducated idiots working a mickie d's as it is!

Is the 18 yr. old in high school or college? My youngest son goes to community college and has to survive the embarassment of mom or dad giving him a ride. Back and forth to work too. He's working to pay for school and can't afford a car. We're still waiting to get the pick up fixed, but I don't think it will be in time for him to use before he goes to university this fall. Truck will NOT be going with him. Our 2 older kids had to suffer in similar manners, too! IF they had something to drive, it was my ancient mini-van! Oh, the ultimate embarassment! Kids can totally suck, but you have to admit, we all love them!

I know it doesn't help right now. Most of us have already been through this. All I can tell you is...this too shall pass. You love them, they love you, even if it doesn't seem like it now. Having a girl and 2 boys, all 20 something, sometimes it seems like hormonal teenagers on steriods! It does even out eventually, though.

Hope it helps. What really helps me is this thread, this group of people. Venting is not only allowed, it's encouraged! The rest will see your post soon and add (hopefully better) advice for you. Read it, use what will work for you and toss out the rest! That's the best part, I think!
 Quoting: Texan Buckeye

I just want to survive it! She is a senior in high school. We bought the car with the agreement that she would pay 1/2 after high school. Told her weeks ago that her attendance was not acceptable. She is missing 2 or 3 classes every day. Told her the car would go away if she didn't have enough personal responsibility to get to school and stay there. The absences are either morning classes or after lunch. So she basically goes for 1/2 a day, either morning or afternoon. Now we are the evil ones for following through with what we said we would do if attendance did not improve. Told her school is her job and a boss does not let you decide when it's convenient to work. Thanks for the response...I really needed to vent. I will stick to my guns though. We have enough uneducated people out there, don't want to add our kid to the mix!
 Quoting: Southern OR


Good for you stick to your guns! I always follow thru on promises and threats. Thats one thing everyone can count on. I had to laugh at your "world hunger" part, sounds so familiar to me in the not to distant past.

My kids used to have a hissy fit and tell me I was such a horrible parent, and I used to tell them " I threw the book you came with out by accident". Thats a big joke to anyone who knows me, if its on my counters and I cant eat it, I throw it out! My pet peeve, cant help it. I am always picking up stuff and putting it where it goes or throwing it in a garbage can in the garage and then telling everyone to go retrieve their stuff and put it where it belongs before trash day.

Sounds like your daughter has a big case of senioritis. Its to bad they dont realize now that 5 or ten years from now they are going to look back and realize how great NOW is. They get to see all different friends all day, dont have to do any manual labor or disgusting type work, dont have to learn rocket science stuff, etc. '

I sure hope she does start to get back to classes, its only 3 months till she will be done, and it would suck to be in summer school or worse when all her friends will be gone!

Good luck with that problem, I'll send aspirin!
 Quoting: flavapor


We are really hoping she figures it out on her own. She loves working with the special ed students at school. She has been doing that since about 2nd grade but is now a peer tutor and special ed assistant at school. It is probably her calling and could lead to a great career. But it still does not excuse the rest of the behavior! High school was so hard but yet so easy. Hindsight 20/20
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Nite, gf. Stay safe and cuddle with those puppies of yours! Beagles don't like storms much.
 Quoting: Texan Buckeye


Oh, how is that little beasty anyway? Are you training him or is he training you? Does pupster like him? Are they buddies yet?

Speaking of wind, the day I planted my garden a few weeks ago, and the following few days was really windy, like tropical storm windy, anyways, I have beans in the corn rows, and vise versa! Theres stuff all over the place where it shouldnt be!! The only things following the rules and staying planted where I put them are the peas, carrots, cukes and lemon cukes. Everything else is helter skelter.

I am going to leave the beans and corn alone, they can grow like three sisters, I have cantaloupe planted on the mounds between the rows. I also have 4, yes 4 volunteer tomato plants from last year even after I solarized the garden for 6 wks. I pulled two that I found out there when I originally planted the garden, will probably pull two of these 4 also, cause they are just to prolific. We cant eat that many tomatoes.

I made lotion bars the other day and I think Im in love!! Going to make foaming sugar scrub bars later this week too. I have to run out tomorrow and pick up more stuff, I am running low on some stuff and I found a local supplier for the oils and butters which is saving me a ton on shipping. I am still getting my other stuff from the Carolinas and Ohio cause its a better value or better product.

I also found two different soap boxes one that has a leaf cut out to show the soap, and one that is totally clear. I am going to make some funky soaps too.

Some will be loaded with herb, seeds, and other cool stuff, like an everything bagel, very natural/organic looking. The other one cause I just cant help myself is gonna be full of color made from natural sources, seed/herb soaking and oxides. They are going to be more like a tie-die soap. They will still be all natural too, just gonna look fun. Soap art!
 Quoting: flavapor

Little Dog is fine, Flavapor and I'm sure he would appreciate you asking about his sorry behind. NO, I'm not training him. I don't like exercises in futility. UGH!

He's not a dog; he's a nose on 4 legs.No, thankfully, he and pupster are not buddies. Little Dog's sole reason for existence is to sniff the air, the ground, and see what he can follow, preferably outside the yard, and preferably with pupster in tow. GRRRR. So he's in a kennel or on leash in his outdoor time. Enough said about "The Nose".

What a blessing to have so many plants coming up that you eliminate some! Aren't you tempted to let the volunteers grow just to see what happens with them?

Your new line of soaps sound wonderful. I had a very, very happy little girl when she got your wonderful products. She sniffed and sampled and asked me to take some of the bath salts too, so I could try them too. It was so sweet and thoughtful of her. She called me after she tried the bath wash and said she smelled fresh as a flower garden, but better. She said her skin was very soft and she felt like she was sleeping on her own cloud after using them. LOL. Thank you again.Kissyblow
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You guys are all so creative!
We had 4 inches of snow here today. I'm tired of guessing at what time of year it's supposed to be...
Got my greenhouse done. I'm anxious to get started in there...maybe when the snow melts off the roof panels..
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Oooh, snow. You poor thing. I won't tell you what our welcomed, but abnormal weather was here. Hope you soon get in your greenhouse. wintrwthr
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Very true. Our kids graduate in early May here, and school ends at the end of May. I know most other places are June, but thats only 3 months.

More than likely the last month will be full of fun stuff for seniors.

That sounds like it could be a very rewarding career.
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Hi, everyone! Flav, is your website up yet? If it is e-mail it to me. I've got to see this stuff. It sounds wonderful. Now that I'm in humidity land again, my skin is greasing out!!! Yick! Shades of my teenage years! I can't get over the weather here. In the 70's in March...it's NUTS!!!

Mom goes in tomorrow am for the knee scope. We have to be there by 6:30. I'm still on central time. That's 4:30 for me! Figures we'd change for DST right after I got here!

I've seen most of my nephews, just one more and my niece yet. She's in the school musical with my cousin's son next weekend, so I'm going to the high school production of Annie Get Your Gun. Got to hold the new babies already,too.

I should be able to check back in tomorrow night. I'm hopping quite a bit just now. Just now, looking for dad's AWOL cane! We think he left it in the shed this afternoon. It's probably with his pen he lost out in the yard today. Guys...they're breaking my heart! It's better and it's worse. I just don't know what to do about it yet.

The only gardening I'll be doing is weeding mom's one flower box and one bed. She doesn't want anything extra 'cause she isn't sure of taking care of it after I leave. She said last year she put silk geraniums in the beds. I asked her if she wanted some in pots and she said no. So...I have to do what she wants. Neither of us likes it. Anyway, I miss talking to you all. Hopefully, I can catch up with you all soon. IF I can get the hang of this danged ole netbook!!! I'm just SO graceful! See ya in the daylight!
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Every product that Flavapor has made has been incredible, TB. I love them so much! Greasing out. Hmpf. Much better than feeling that you climbed from a dehydration tray. LOL.

Wasn't it a beautiful day! Just one of those days that makes you thankful to be alive and enjoying it. Tomorrow it's supposed to be 74 and sunny!

It must be hard seeing and dealing with your parents right now. Hard to see them forgetting, losing things, and dealing with health issues. I hope your Dad's cane turns up soon and that your Mom does well with her knee. You're going to have your hands full when she gets home. Hope you're up to doing all you'll need to do and still care for yourself.

The netbook must really suck. I hate to think. Glad you have some communication though. It's not the same when we're not all here. 8)
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Is this the page to vent? I sure hope so. Let's just start with parenting sucks....sucks giant donkey balls in fact. We had to take the car (that we bought) away from our 18 year old daughter today. Evidently she has not been attending school regularly....big no no in our house. We told her, miss class then the car goes away. Now it's a huge surprise that we followed through! We are thinking it's gone until report cards come out and she will only get it back with perfect attendance until then (about another month or so). You would have thought we told her she had to solve world hunger...
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"GOOD" parenting can suck, can't it? The fact that you care is real obvious. If you weren't a good parent, you wouldn't be dealing with these problems. You'd turn your head, allow it, or ignore it. I'd be willing to bet it hurts you as much or more than your daughter. Some day she'll be glad you cared enough to set limits and do what is best for her. Hugs to you! heart1
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Gee Nines

Thanks. Such nice words for everyone! Today is my middle daughters 23rd birthday! Right about now, 23 yrs ago, I was in a lot of PAIN!
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Hey my friends!

Just wanted to come in here real quick and say that I got a 100% on my paper. What!! Lol I was so self-conscious about it. I've never got a 100% on anything so important.

I wanna say thanks for the help, nines..
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Hi,everyone! It's time for the crazy daughter update! Mom made it through everything ok. Her knee wasn't too bad. The doc got it cleaned out pretty well. The hard one is in 2 weeks. That's the hip replacement w/3-4 weeks of rehab. The doctor had pushed back her surgery a bit, but the office forgot to call us. We got there just after 6 and they didn't take her back until 8:30. Boy, was she p.o.'ed!

We found dad's cane. It was in my old room. Didn't even know he had been in there yesterday. It's now a glorified excersize/storage room now. I don't think dad even uses the treadmill anymore.

I don't believe the weather here! Almost 80! Too warm, too early. I like it, but I don't, if you know what I mean.

Poor big bro...I think he's feeling a little guilty. They're taking me to get pizza tonight. He really shouldn't feel badly, though. He's had to do all of this stuff for years by himself. Mom would never let me come and help before. She's always been miss independent.

Anyway, I'll be back around later tonight. Gotta get my doom before bed!!LOL Hope TG gets her electrical problems worked out soon. Eazy D...congrats! I read your work, but Nine's and Flav gave you much better advice than I would have. I didn't have time to reply at the time. I did like it. Glad you got a good grade! From what I see, I have great hopes for your generation! My kids, relatives, and others make me so proud. You all have great ideas and new insights. Don't let people ignore them. It's important!

Later, guys! My cursor keeps disappearing! I HATE black on black and tiny keyboards! But...love my son for letting me bring it with me!
They also serve who stand and wait. John Milton
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Gee Nines

Thanks. Such nice words for everyone! Today is my middle daughters 23rd birthday! Right about now, 23 yrs ago, I was in a lot of PAIN!
 Quoting: flavapor


Awww, nice words are what you always offer, Flavapor. Always encouragement, advice, or words of wisdom.

I hope your daughter has had a wonderful day and hope you noticed with pride how well you've done. Good job, Mom.

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Hey my friends!

Just wanted to come in here real quick and say that I got a 100% on my paper. What!! Lol I was so self-conscious about it. I've never got a 100% on anything so important.

I wanna say thanks for the help, nines..
 Quoting: Eazy D


CONGRATS Eazy D. SUPER job!! No need for thanks to me; it was my pleasure and the thanks goes to you for asking!

You had wonderful, intelligent, thoughtful ideas and it's obvious that minds like yours will be a great contribution to the world. You have something to offer that's so badly needed and it's encouraging to read what you have to say. I know your instructor felt the same. It was very moving.

Thank you so much for letting us know. Was wondering how it went and hoping you'd get what you deserved. It sounds like you did. Be very proud, Eazy D. Very proud!

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Hey my friends!

Just wanted to come in here real quick and say that I got a 100% on my paper. What!! Lol I was so self-conscious about it. I've never got a 100% on anything so important.

I wanna say thanks for the help, nines..
 Quoting: Eazy D


Thats terrific! I am happy for you. Whenever there is an interest in a topic it shows in the work you present.
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Gee Nines

Thanks. Such nice words for everyone! Today is my middle daughters 23rd birthday! Right about now, 23 yrs ago, I was in a lot of PAIN!
 Quoting: flavapor


Awww, nice words are what you always offer, Flavapor. Always encouragement, advice, or words of wisdom.

I hope your daughter has had a wonderful day and hope you noticed with pride how well you've done. Good job, Mom.
 Quoting: Nine's


She did have a nice day. We just got back from dinner. She did turn into a remarkable young woman.

She has made good choices in her life and is wiser than her years.
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Hi,everyone! It's time for the crazy daughter update! Mom made it through everything ok. Her knee wasn't too bad. The doc got it cleaned out pretty well. The hard one is in 2 weeks. That's the hip replacement w/3-4 weeks of rehab. The doctor had pushed back her surgery a bit, but the office forgot to call us. We got there just after 6 and they didn't take her back until 8:30. Boy, was she p.o.'ed!

We found dad's cane. It was in my old room. Didn't even know he had been in there yesterday. It's now a glorified excersize/storage room now. I don't think dad even uses the treadmill anymore.

I don't believe the weather here! Almost 80! Too warm, too early. I like it, but I don't, if you know what I mean.

Poor big bro...I think he's feeling a little guilty. They're taking me to get pizza tonight. He really shouldn't feel badly, though. He's had to do all of this stuff for years by himself. Mom would never let me come and help before. She's always been miss independent.

Anyway, I'll be back around later tonight. Gotta get my doom before bed!!LOL Hope TG gets her electrical problems worked out soon. Eazy D...congrats! I read your work, but Nine's and Flav gave you much better advice than I would have. I didn't have time to reply at the time. I did like it. Glad you got a good grade! From what I see, I have great hopes for your generation! My kids, relatives, and others make me so proud. You all have great ideas and new insights. Don't let people ignore them. It's important!

Later, guys! My cursor keeps disappearing! I HATE black on black and tiny keyboards! But...love my son for letting me bring it with me!
 Quoting: Texan Buckeye

Crazy daughter update? I didn't know your Mom had two girls. Thought you were the only one. tounge


Glad your Mom made it through ok. Maybe it'll give her encouragement for what lies ahead. Shivers.

Wasn't it awesome about Eazy D? Agree completely that the entire generation owes some gratitude to EZD for being a shining example.

Glad your Dad has his cane back. Wonder if he was maybe in your old room doing a bit of reminiscing? Not that he'd admit to it, but it's one of those things to ponder on, isn't it? So often things aren't what they seem.

Today was SO awesome TB. I LOVED it! My temp gauge said 82 and it felt so nice. Sunny, gentle breeze, and spring in the air. Soooo grateful for it. Had my windows open all day while I was out sucking up the beauty. LOL.

That net book sounds challenging. Wonder if there's a setting in it to change the colors. Bet there is, somewhere hiding. It was so sweet of your son to let you use it. He must love you a bunch to part with an electronic for you! LOL.

Hope you and bro get a chance to maybe have a little time alone. It might be good to hear what they parents aren't saying and he'd probably like to know that you wanted to help to ease his burden. snicker snicker. Sorry. LOL.

I've been thinking about TG too and hope they got that electricity fixed. Sounded scary and dangerous. Been thinking about Tauranga too and hoping she's doing ok.
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Gee Nines

Thanks. Such nice words for everyone! Today is my middle daughters 23rd birthday! Right about now, 23 yrs ago, I was in a lot of PAIN!
 Quoting: flavapor


Awww, nice words are what you always offer, Flavapor. Always encouragement, advice, or words of wisdom.

I hope your daughter has had a wonderful day and hope you noticed with pride how well you've done. Good job, Mom.
 Quoting: Nine's


She did have a nice day. We just got back from dinner. She did turn into a remarkable young woman.

She has made good choices in her life and is wiser than her years.
 Quoting: flavapor


That's great Flavapor! Yes, good choices. Wiser than her years. Wonder where she got that, hmmmmm? Hugs for you since I know you won't give yourself the pat on the back you deserve!
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Thanks Nines

TB glad your mom came thru the first surgery well. Is she back at home?

Glad your able to get with your brother and work things out. You werent happy with him a few months ago if I remember correctly.

My house smells great tonight! I was at the herb store yesterday buying a bunch of stuff to put in these soaps I am going to make and also some that are being infused in oil as we speak. The aroma is awesome. I feel like I am in a fall/drying garden. Its my attempt to get natural colors in the soap. I also have some natural oxides but I really wanted to try this first. I am hoping to try a first batch tomorrow.

I am very excited and nervous. I bought a batch of melt and pour to do a trial run, that way if I screw it up Im not out alot of money in oils.

Packaging is turning out to be a large part of the cost. I found these awesome boxes that are clear, so you can see the soap thru the box and people arent touching the soap. They were 9 bucks for twenty five of them.

I thought that was pretty ok, then when I go to order the damn things the cheapest shipping I could find from the three places I could find that carry them was 10.18. Holy crap! Makes them not such a good idea!

How much could they possibly weigh? All the places with reasonable shipping dont carry them. I liked them cause they went well with the rest of the packaging I am using.
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Your house must smell heavenly Flavapor!

I thought of you the other day while thinking of making my twice yearly run to Lehman's hardward. It's an Amish store in southern Oh.

Was thinking they had soap molds there. Was picturing some wooden ones, but when I checked the catalog it only showed plastic ones. The one that caught my attention that I thought you might be interested in was an oval with scalloped edges.

It would be real easy to wrap that shape in saran wrap and put a mini ribbon around it. Hardly any cost to buy or ship. They make some cute little herbal stickers too. If you wanted to dress it up, you could put a sticker with the type herb instead of the ribbon. Just something for you to think about.

Most of the hand crafted soaps I've seen don't have any elegant or fancy packaging. At Lehmans, the soaps have nothing. They're stocked in bins/baskets and you just take one out. Maybe simpler is better especially considering the theme? You know, it's so "back to nature" and nature doesn't offer a lot in the way of packaging. 8)
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Thanks everyone it means a lot to me.

I guess I don't give myself enough credit--I have been down on myself lately!!

My professor told me that I need to get more involved in school and there IS people who think like me.

The thing is, I really don't like school. I have never been a school person, always smart and whatever, but never, ever wanted to go to college. Working up the motivation to go participate in groups, meetings, and socialize with other students is foreign to me.

Don't get me wrong--I am a highly charismatic person, but I have always associated myself with the 'unambitious group'--most of my buddies are musicians, no one I hang out with goes to school, a lot of temptation with marijuana...ya know.

I'm almost 21. Maybe a new direction in my life is due?? Maybe that is why I have been kinda depressed lately (besides stupid girl drama lol). I'm taking a singing class next quarter for fun--I am a good musician but lack the skill to sing so hopefully it will get me outta my comfort zone ya know?

Enough about me...I just wanna be like you all and know how to cook, dehydrate, and live on my OWN!!!! I feel blocked from my dreams at this moment by focusing on classes.

Anyway, thanks again my dear friends I feel a bit better today than I have been lately.
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Hope everyone is doing well.
Missing TG and Tauranga...
So glad TB made it safely.
Nines, great job on Eazy D's paper
Eazy D great job on your paper
Old Guard I will see you over on the EQ and solar threads.
Southern Oregon...great job with the car/school issue.
Drendwire... hope to see you soon.
Please forgive me if I missed anyone!

Hope all is well with everyone!
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Hey my friends!

Just wanted to come in here real quick and say that I got a 100% on my paper. What!! Lol I was so self-conscious about it. I've never got a 100% on anything so important.

I wanna say thanks for the help, nines..
 Quoting: Eazy D


CONGRATS Eazy D. SUPER job!! No need for thanks to me; it was my pleasure and the thanks goes to you for asking!

You had wonderful, intelligent, thoughtful ideas and it's obvious that minds like yours will be a great contribution to the world. You have something to offer that's so badly needed and it's encouraging to read what you have to say. I know your instructor felt the same. It was very moving.

Thank you so much for letting us know. Was wondering how it went and hoping you'd get what you deserved. It sounds like you did. Be very proud, Eazy D. Very proud!

awwwsome applause2
 Quoting: Nine's


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Hey my friends!

Just wanted to come in here real quick and say that I got a 100% on my paper. What!! Lol I was so self-conscious about it. I've never got a 100% on anything so important.

I wanna say thanks for the help, nines..
 Quoting: Eazy D


Thats terrific! I am happy for you. Whenever there is an interest in a topic it shows in the work you present.
 Quoting: flavapor


thank you friend bless you hugs

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