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Katybarstool

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Re: A New Leaf Club
« Reply #60 on: January 13, 2010, 01:28:38 PM »
Hi Harlin

We are going on the Ruby Princess on Feb 08. This will be our third cruise - no, we are not lottery winners! Our first was for our 30 wedding anniversary and we saved for 5 years, the second was my 50 birthday - courtesy of an inheritance and this one is an insurance policy that has matured.

David and I lead a very sedate life, and don't spend much on socialising, so we use that money to save up for holidays. To be honest, we've both had some poor health/health scares, so we have decided to have holidays while we can - we never know when we wont be able to travel.

Chickpea

A cruise is a wonderful opportuity for people with limited mobility. I met several wheelchair users last time, and they were thoroughly enjoying their holiday. I think you should seriously consider at least one cruise. It would be wonderful for you.

I'm going to take a walking cane with me, as I tend to tire very easily - especially in the sun, but I really need to feel that heat, and absorb the solar power.

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Kathyx

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« Reply #61 on: January 13, 2010, 06:26:25 PM »
    8)   Those are the most beautiful emerald blue waters! And, Barbados is getting down toward equator and the water is even more beautiful and the temp. will be perfect this time of year that far down. Get excited... have the time of your life!!!!    :-*

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« Reply #62 on: January 14, 2010, 05:47:25 AM »
Ah, solar power!!

Kathy, it's going to feel so good!

Janna

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Re: A New Leaf Club
« Reply #63 on: January 16, 2010, 09:13:26 AM »
Good morning . . . happy Saturday to everyone   ;D

Today, I am sorting through all my warranty files.  We just got a new range and microwave/vent combo and I am looking through my files to take out the owners manual for the old range and range hood.  Out with the old, in with the new!   ;D  Plus, I'm "trying" to find the owners manual for our old microwave as we are giving it to a niece and want to pass along the manual with it.   

I had started at one time (years ago) sorting out all the owners manuals into smaller files - tools, household appliances, electronics, games, etc.  Somehow, I never finished (big surprise  ::)), so I need to get all the files out again and start over.  Ugh!  Not today!   :D

Now that the new range is in and working (they had to come yesterday to adjust the settings for LP - which they should have done before delivering the range  ::)), I can decide what to do with the pots and pans.  I'll have to play around with it arranging them different spots to see which spot works the best.  (I know, no major rocket science project - but, still something I want to do to make my cooking experience more streamlined and efficient.)  Look out Paula Dean, Rachel Ray, Julia Child, Emeril, Bobby Flay and Steven Raichlen - Bucky is going to take over your jobs!!!   Yeah, right!  NOT!!  LOL

Have a good day.   ;D

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« Reply #64 on: January 16, 2010, 10:00:12 AM »
Bucky

A new range sounds really exciting. I think finding places for thepots and pans will become easier, once you've started to use the range.

My contribution to clearing out, is sorting some clothes for the charity shop. They were things I really 'needed' - somuch so, that they have at in a suitcase for 12 months, so obviously, I don't need them that much!

Kathyx

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« Reply #65 on: January 16, 2010, 11:55:27 AM »
Holiday stuff is all packed up! Well ,the sand snowman is still waiting for the bubble wrap that Hubby has to get out for me....Not bad only one item unpacked up! Next to dust and put back odds and ends and pictures that I took down before decorating...not today....I also did two loads of laundry and went to the store....I think it is time to lay on couch and read my book. Yes? All agree? Good that is what I am going to do. Hubby went to deliver a car so will be gone for 3-4 hours....dog has been walked...My time now.
Happy Sat. all!
Robin

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« Reply #66 on: January 16, 2010, 02:11:14 PM »
Robin

That sounds like a good plan. What are you reading?

Kathyx

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« Reply #67 on: January 16, 2010, 06:17:54 PM »
Kathyx,
I just finished Clara's war, Was a very good book although somewhat depressing, set during WWII. Young girl's diary type thing, sort of like Anne Frank except she is still alive and didnt write this book about it till recently.

Started another called Top Producer so far slow going, better get better or stopping and going on to something else.

I love to read, I read just about anything except weird sci fi stuff. Not into that.

Even squeezed a 30 minute nap in on the couch this afternoon! Of course that means won't want to go to bed...oh wll...will take my sleep where ever I get it.

It's raining and my hands are aching something fierce, my foot is complaining too. Don't think i will be going to bed easily tonight.

Robin

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« Reply #68 on: January 17, 2010, 01:17:01 PM »
Hi Robin

I love to read too - although when I've been working, I rarely get past a couple of pages when I read in bed. Today I have been to Asda and bought three new Jodi Picault books. I can't wait to get cracking with them. I recently read the Feeney family saga - first one is called A Long way from Heaven, by Shelagh Kelly. The saga starts in the potato famine in Ireland and follows three generations after their move to York in the UK. I first read them about 20 years ago, but they are the kind of books that make an impact, particularly if you have Irish ancestry, as I do.

Hope you feel better soon, and manage to get some sleep.

Kathy

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« Reply #69 on: January 17, 2010, 05:18:49 PM »
Kathy,
I have read most of Jodi Picault's books, have not read the newest one yet, not even sure if out yet. Never read any Shelagh Kelly will look for her at the library next time I go.
Thanks for the suggestions, I like to hear what others are reading.
Robin

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« Reply #70 on: January 21, 2010, 12:20:05 PM »
Hi everyone.

Yesterday and today I have been sorting through all the 2009 bills that have been paid and consolidating them together to file away.

Trying to make sure I have all the deductions we can count toward our taxes accounted for. 

We have become such  paper consuming peoples!!   :o  Waaaaay too much!!

A little at a time . . . .  ;D

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« Reply #71 on: January 21, 2010, 12:41:21 PM »
Well done Mrs Bucky! You're putting me to shame at the moment - but I will be back with a vengeance, once I get some energy!

Kathyx

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« Reply #72 on: January 21, 2010, 04:29:16 PM »
Well I usually figure that the winter months after the holidays are the time to do indoors work and then I'm out in the garden as soon as things start to come up. But here in Seattle we have had unseasonably warm and dry weather (for which we will pay later, no doubt), so my day to do correspondence and filing turned into all day in the garden instead.

It is not supposed to get cold again here before spring, so perhaps I should just plan to wait until after the next round of holidays to deal with the papers. That would be January 2011. Sounds good to me.

Genko

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« Reply #73 on: January 21, 2010, 05:12:41 PM »
Hi   :)

Late joiner. I'm not exactly doing what this thread is about either because I'm not actually throwing stuff out yet - I need to - but I'm doing something else that needs to be done. When my father died I ended up with all the photo albums, sort of by default. I have a brother and a sister, so this is not fair.

i've started scanning and cataloguing all the photos so I can make CDs for everyone. It's pretty time consuming. I'll get round to the chucking out bit when I've done with this. It's only been in my diary as a "to do task" for about 14 years! I won't be chucking albums though.

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« Reply #74 on: January 22, 2010, 05:50:18 AM »
Genko - I bet during the winter months you are just itching to get outside to work in your gardens.   I'm sure this 2010 growing season will be just as beautiful as all your previous gardens.  You are truly talented in this area!!   ;D

Scottie -   you qualify as you are organizing your life!   ;D  Sounds like you have your work cut out for you with all those pictures.  It will definitely be time consuming for you - but a treasured keepsake when you are done. 

Only on your "to do" list for 14 years??  Not bad!!   ;)  Then there's still hope for me!   :D  My brothers and I still have to do this too with all the "loose" photos my Mom had kept through the years.  Plus, the one-of-a-kind photo albums from anniversaries, birthdays, Christmas, graduations, weddings, births, etc. 

Kathyx - save up your energy for your trip!!  (Don't worry, all the things on your "to do" list will still be waiting for you when you get back!!)   ;D

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