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  1. Good morning ladies! Well, it looks like January got away from me a bit....well, maybe a lot! First of all....thank you all for the wonderful Birthday Wishes! I skimmed the posts, but did not take notes. But, I saw a couple gorgeous afghans by Joanne and Judy as well as a repaired ghan by Judy...beautiful work ladies. I'm sorry I can't remember who made the tote bag for their dd's birthday, but I love it! And LeeAnn's ice fest looked like an awesome time! What have I been up to, you ask? Well, January was quite the busy month. For starters, I never did get sick....just to
  2. Happy Sunday ladies! Well, I seem to be getting here on a weekly basis, but still want to improve on that. We had a quiet New Year's Eve, which was great and I got some crochet time in too! I feel like I've been fighting a cold all week, but still going strong My friends and I had 'yarn night' at my mom's house on Friday....she was excited to host and had an array of snacks! Yesterday I had a full day of patients squeezed into the morning, which I just finished the paperwork now so I decided to check in while my laptop was out and booted up. I went to a local CGOA group yesterday (th
  3. Happy New Year's Eve! I wish you all health and happiness in 2017! I had a fairly uneventful week, so not much to report today. Cindy - We call them donuts too...and they are quite scary! Glad you were alright...also glad to hear that your brother's house didn't burn! I love that you set out to make a tote and instead made the purse organizer...totally something I would do, lol. Judy - We didn't even start the downstairs yet, that'll be coming up in the spring I suppose. My sister and I 'get' to design it, lol. We finished their main living floor (it's a ranch house). M
  4. Good morning housemates! I hope you all had a very wonderful Merry Christmas! Last week was a busy one and mom managed to get enough baking done to feel good about it. She really scaled back this year in both, types of cookie and amount of each! She made Italian cookies, Russian Tea Biscuits, Nut Tassy's, Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin, Pineapple, Coconut, Cherry, Nut Kolachy's, and Pizzelle's (both Vanilla and Anise)....I think that's it. We had both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinner at their new house! On Christmas Eve, we were 15....so she was a happy camper for sure.
  5. Hello there housemates! I can't believe I haven't stopped by since just after Thanksgiving! I've been busy. My parents finished the main living floor and now mom's baking her Christmas cookies! We went to Tampa to visit family and join the celebration of my cousin's fiancée's graduation The office has been fairly busy as the end of the year tends to be since people have generally met their deductible's by now, lol. Next week is fairly light, but it's the week before Christmas so we'll see how it ultimately turns out. I started to read the posts I've missed, but then I realized th
  6. Good morning ladies I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! We had help moving my parents furniture in on Tuesday. Troy and Bean (Steph's bf) came to help, as well as another friend of Steph's along with his teenage son. So, I was spared for the most part only needing to do lighter stuff They did bring the piano to the office, but I haven't played for the turtles yet lol. All joking aside though, we had a few dogs while growing up with the last being a Rottweiler and boy she LOVED when I played. Granted I don't play that well because I can't sight read the music. I have to
  7. Good afternoon housemates! It looks like everyone is pretty busy right now, as is customary around the holidays. Sunday was a lazy day for me....well, after Zumba anyways. They had a free class in the morning at Phipp's Conservatory so my friend Kristen and I went, it was a great class. Then we went to lunch, lol, and Troy joined us. Then, it was fairly relaxing. My only responsibility was cooking dinner, and I also made a pumpkin bread and some spicy pumpkin hummus! Yummy! Yesterday wasn't very busy for me. I had a patient in the morning and a couple in the evening. So, I met
  8. Happy Saturday everyone! I can't believe I haven't been here since the 3rd! And of course, it's been busy. My parents main floor is almost done! Just have to finish the bathroom and the closet in the master bedroom All of the tile has been removed in the bathroom and all of the new fixtures have been purchased and are ready to go. We still have some wallpaper to remove and dad has to decide exactly WHAT to do with the walls in there! They went back to Hazleton on Thursday and when the come back Tuesday the furniture is coming with them and they will finally start staying at their
  9. Good morning ladies! It is a rainy and overcast day here today with falling temps. We were in the 70's yesterday and with the temps today we should be down in the 40's tomorrow....no wonder my allergies are acting up like crazy! Tuesday was a busy day at the office, but before that I ran my mom to the mall quickly to pick up a pot my dad ordered from Sears. A big 16 quart pot to use when they are canning tomatoes Then we ran into Target. She wanted some cute kitchen towels (non-holiday related) and found some there for only $2.50 each. I'm going to put towel toppers on them for her
  10. Happy happy Halloween ladies! I had a good weekend. Bingo was fun and mom enjoyed herself a lot! Yesterday I got the bathroom cleaned and Troy did laundry. We had some French Onion soup for lunch and then I headed over to my parents to help out and Troy joined us for dinner. I got to sit and relax a bit last night and got some of the stocking done! Cindy - Glad you made it home. Did the grandkids leave some extra dirt for you to clean up today? Good think you held off and waited on the vacuuming Mary - I bet you had a great time with the boys even though they
  11. Good morning house! Where has another week gone??? It's been busy yet again. I haven't had much crafting time and do need to fit some in for Troy's Christmas stocking. Mom's house (at least the main floor) should be done in time for her to decorate. Troy got stuck with the 'generic' stocking last year, but I did make my sisters bf one last year. My mom's cousin (who made all of ours and is the one who taught me to knit and crochet) never made him one. Even though they've been together for 10-11 years now, she won't make them until the person is married in because she made my fiancé o
  12. Good morning house Wow, once again I can't believe it's been over a week since I stopped by last! Well, as you know my parents went home last week, but my dad ended up coming back on Monday while mom drove back on Thursday. So, I was still over there every day helping. I figure the less I do, the more they have to do They got their WiFi hooked up and cable lines run. Dad did more electrical and yesterday switched out the front door. Today their countertops are being installed (they went with quartz) and tomorrow the range top and dishwasher will be installed They are going back t
  13. I just wrote a short novel above and forgot.... CONGRATS LEEANN!!! I saw on FB that you are Mary Jo's newest 'bag lady' for this month
  14. Good morning ladies! It looks like I fell off the wagon again already, but at least I'm regaining much quicker than a couple years. I just kind of skimmed through the posts and didn't take notes. It's been a busy couple weeks here though. That first week since I was here last was spent 'sprinting' to the finish line to have the kitchen ready for remodel scheduled to begin Monday October 3rd, which was the 2nd week (this week) that I missed. Anyways, dad managed to get the whole kitchen rewired, the plumbing redone, drywall up and patching that needed it. I pulled up carpet, staples, a
  15. Hello there house! I'm just making a quick stop today since I haven't gotten in all week. It's been busy between patients and helping my parents...I've spent the week busting up tile from the kitchen floor! I'm a bit on the sore side, lol. Thank you all for the wonderful birthday wishes! BUT, my birthday is not until January I hope I didn't say something to confuse everyone, or maybe it's not correct on Crochetville...I'll have to check that out. Gorgeous projects Judy and Joanne I hope you're all having a great week and I wish you all a wonderful weekend
  16. Hi there house! I'm just doing a fly by visit today. I'm heading out for the day since I have everything done at the office that NEEDS to be. My microwave decided to just die on me....and of course before I heated up my lunch So that'll be on the list this weekend and I'm hungry now so I'm going home to heat up my lunch, lol. Mary - I do still have the turtles...they'll be 11 years old in November! LeeAnn - My dad very much dislikes it, but I enjoy it so I've been picking up that area quite a bit I just started Troy's Christmas stocking and I have a temperature ghan in the w
  17. Good morning house! It's been busy. My parents came out last week on Thursday and just left this morning. So, long days between patients and helping at the house. Lately a day doesn't go by without a trip to Home Depot. Saturday we went to the PITT/Penn State game, which was just insane....that rivalry is a bad one. The fans were just flat out rude (from both sides) that I was ready for it to be over by halftime! And Pittsburghers are usually very pleasant people in general. I felt like I was back in Philly with those fans during this game Oh well. My mom and I did a little shopp
  18. Well Mary, I met Troy on Match.com almost 2 years ago now! We had our first IRL meeting the weekend before Thanksgiving in 2014. He's only a month younger than me and lives about 10 minutes from my sisters house, about 15-20 minutes (depending on traffic) from my office. He works at Bayer in their IT department and usually travels once or twice a year for work....right after we met they sent him to Germany (where they're headquartered) and every year there's a seminar somewhere, this year he's going to Atlanta at the end of the month for a Microsoft something or other. I'm basically li
  19. Good morning house! Yay, I made it back within a week I had a pretty good weekend. Friday night I went with some friends to the Rib Fest by Heinz Field and we stayed for the free concert, which was a local back The Clarks. Saturday I worked and then finally made it to the Three Rivers Crochet group that meets every Saturday at a Panera around here (I haven't made it since May!). Troy and I did some errands. Sunday I helped Troy do a little painting at one of his rentals and then we went out for a friends birthday. Monday, I think we did more errands and I started a Gut Reconditionin
  20. Hello, hello, hello! Geez, I don't remember when it was that I was last here....but, it's been forever and a day! I was just doing some things on the computer and decided to pop on over to say 'hey'! I'm going to try to get back on a regular schedule. Fingers crossed. But, that would still only be while I'm at the office more than likely. I don't like posting from the iPad and that's what I have at home. I hope everyone has a wonderful Labor Day weekend. I am working tomorrow morning, so will be back to check in again Oh boy, I've missed this crew. As you can guess, I did n
  21. Good afternoon ladies Of course I still have some paperwork to do yet, but am done with patients for the day. Everyone seemed to be available around the same time today so since I didn't get to spread them out I have to do all their paperwork now lol. But first, it's time for a snacky snack and checking in with you all. I got to the gym this morning for zumba, the first day all week! I had bowling last night and was pretty consistent for a change Tonight I'm having yarn night with Becca and since Em is out being a camp counselor for a few weeks, it'll just be the 2 of us! We are go
  22. Good morning there ladies It's a busy week here so far, which of course is a good thing. I already had some patients in this morning and have another coming at 11. Tonight is bowling night, woohoo! I don't feel like I really have much to chat about this morning. But, I'll try to be back a bit later after my little rush! lol
  23. Good afternoon ladies I'm just waiting for a phone call for another software demo and didn't want to get any official paperwork started so I don't get interrupted. It was a pretty laid back weekend. Friday night a local LYS was having an event with wine tastings and raffles so I went with a couple ladies from the Saturday Panera group. I won a keychain, lol and bought 3 skeins of hand dyed yarn since their dyer is moving on & it will no longer be available. It's a multi colored variegated in warmer tones (I think) and a little bit of sparkle. Saturday I came in to get some cleani
  24. Hi there ladies I've been busy today, but not with patients. I had another software demo this afternoon, went to the gym this morning followed by the car wash Now I'm doing computer stuff and would like to vacuum before I leave. I don't see all of that happening though since I'm planning to leave within an hour There is an event at a LYS tonight that I'm going to so hopefully it'll be fun! Have a great weekend. I'm not sure if I'll get in tomorrow or not.
  25. Good afternoon ladies I have a little paperwork, but not too bad right now. I have to get this place vacuumed, but that always seems to get pushed to the end of the list I have a demo for a new chiro software at 2. Not something I want to deal with, but my current one (as with many others) is not certified for the medicare/government reporting procedures for 2014. I have to report during a 3 month time frame (calendar quarter) and so I only have the last one left from Oct-Dec, which doesn't give much time to get things in order. It's not a necessity, but provides incentives to ha
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