Thursday, January 28, 2010

I’m trying to call Raquel

Ladies, I left messages for Carol but if any of you see or talk to raquel let her know CC is at her house next Thursday. I tried calling several times before I left for work at 12:45. I didn’t get a person or voice message to leave a message about next Thursday. Maureen, I can’t believe the energy you have and all you are accomplishing before your surgery ( aren’t you still in pain also??)

Posted by CarolFay on 01/28 at 05:24 AM
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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Give a Mouse a Cookie…

Or put another way - one thing leads to another.  There were some nail holes that needed to be patched in our first yellow guest room.  So that left white plaster on the walls which needed to be touched up.  Not still having the original paint from 10 years ago - I tried using our new yellow paint, then mixing shades of yellow.  Of course the spot kept growing as I tried blending in the color.  We had a little less than 1/2 a can left from our new yellow paint so I started painting the whole room.  Of course I came up short - probably less than a quart short.  Dave stopped at the ACE near us - they are out of the base paint used to mix butter yellow.  I’ll head over to the paint store on Westfield today to pick some up!

JCPenney’s has the honeycomb blinds (actually all blinds) at 65% off, plus an additional 10% plus free up grades.  We are getting some top down bottom up for the 2 yellow rooms and bathrooms.

Trying to get everything done before my surgery!

Posted by Maureen on 01/27 at 07:29 PM
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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Raquel called

Raquel left a message saying next Thursday is better. She has sick ones at home. How is next Thursday for everyone? Let me know and I’ll call her back. I’m going to the center to exercise. I was planning getting groceries also but I think I’ll wait on that. This month I have seven different story times. I go, this month and next, to four Daycares, besides Head Start, toddler and baby story time.

Posted by CarolFay on 01/26 at 06:47 PM
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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Symphony Happy hour

Have you ever gone to symphony happy hour? For $20 you get food, drink and an listen to the Symphony for an hour!! I went, Thursday, at 5:00, and had a great time! The next one is in Feb. I had a Blueberry beer that was delicious ( everything is sample size but there is no limit!!) Last night was a NC basketball game. Bobby and Rachel were there also. Matt and Elliott worked. Tonight is a Pacer game and tomorrow is the Colt (on TV not live!) I will be ready for a movie, next week, after three sporting events in a row!! I called Raquel, about next week, but haven’t heard anything. I left a message, of course!

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Two coats of paint on the wall… one more or so to go.  I do believe we will get this finished this weekend.  We will probably have some paint left - good thing because without the sun shining it is hard to see spots that need a little extra!  That will give me another week to do the doors and baseboards!

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010


I fixed this recipe last night - in case the link doesn’t work, go to the Star’s website, life style, recipe finder and type in Onion Pork Tenderloins.  It was delicious if say so!  It says to add water if needed.  It did need more water so I would just add it at the beginning and still keep an eye on it. Step 2 - I just mixed the cornstarch and water in a cup and then poured it into the skillet - in fact the water and boiled down that I didn’t really need to us the cornstarch mixture.

Posted by Maureen on 01/20 at 08:24 PM
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Monday, January 18, 2010

Where is the Sun?

Maybe that is why we decided on yellow paint - to bring sunshine!  We decided on the color butter - it is a soft yellow.  Saturday we didn’t have time to paint - we ate dinner at the symphony before the concert. With everything going on downtown the first available parking space was on the 7th floor.  Marvin Hamlisch was entertaining but has put on weight and is walking rather stiffly - he is only 66.  I googled the movie he is up for an award for - The Informant - if anyone wants to put it on their list.  It was a film festival film.

Sunday it was painting - Dave did the closets while I did the trim.  I can’t do the up and down paint rolling - aw shucks!

The forecast for Phoenix is gray skies, high chance of showers and thunderstorms so if that holds true - we will be painting again next weekend!

Posted by Maureen on 01/18 at 02:51 AM
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Saturday, January 16, 2010

New Granddaughter!!

Evelyn Hope arrived today, weighing in at 7lb 8oz, 19 inches long—just about perfect!!  Mother and baby are doing fine, Dad’s a little tired!  No pictures yet, we’re hoping to Skype tomorrow.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

CC tonight

Sue, you are so good with walking your dogs and going to the center. I was horrible last month with any exercise. I barely went once a week. I did go to the JCC yesterday and I’m going tonight, before CC at my house. Ladies I might smell like chlorine but I will shower after the pool and Hot tub. How many of you can come tonight? I already have sweets from Trader Joes. Lots to tell, especially if you aren’t on FB. Carol, did you read what I put on about my Father-in-law? News updates tonight.

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Friday, January 08, 2010

Snowy morning drive

Wasn’t it beautiful today, the snow coming down so soft and pretty!  I left home about 8 am for tutoring at Greenbriar - took about 35 minutes instead of 10, then my little first grade student was absent!  So I headed back home.  An hour’s drive in the snow was worth it though - especially when I could take my time and enjoy the challenge:)  You can take the girl out of Minnesota, but even after 30 years you can’t take the Minnesotan out of the girl.

Posted by Carol on 01/08 at 09:48 AM
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Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Hey CarolFay

Do you know when you can have CC?

Posted by Carol on 01/05 at 08:48 PM
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Sunday, January 03, 2010

All is Quiet

...Maybe too quiet!  If only because now that everyone has left I have the sheets and towels from 3 extra people to wash - they should have stayed longer to get more use out of them - and to eat the extra food we now have.  We did send quite a bit home with Rachel and she’ll stop at Aunt Gloria’s to drop some off.

Kevin and Rachel gave us tickets to The Wizard of Oz on New Years Day - yes, the one with audience participation and costume contest for adults and children.  The best part of the gift is that the “kids” came also.  The chances of winning a prize definitely would have been good since there were 3 adult winners and only 3 adults in the whole audience dressed up but unfortunately we needed my brother here to encourage us.  There were also props - bubbles for when the good witch came, kazoos, lollipops, bells and noise makers.  The audience also sang along for many of the songs.  I really appreciated Kevin and Jen attending because this type of program isn’t quite in their comfort zone whereas Rachel didn’t even need the song sheet to sing along.

I do hope we see Jen again now that the first meeting is out of the way - others will seem more fun, casual, less stress and questions and answers!  I will need to google more to find out about Messianic Judaism.  As we were pulling into the JCC Sunday morning it came up that at one point in her childhood her family did attend services but that it was a long story—so maybe next time.  Kevin did say that they were thinking about trying out the service sometime in Charlotte but it doesn’t sound that Jen is committed to that faith tradition in particular.

We did get runs/walks in the last 3 days.  Dave and Rachel really got their exercise today - ran to the JCC, and then did an hour spinning class followed by a light weight workout! 

Hope everyone had a wonderful start to the new year!  We did!  Stay warm.

Posted by Maureen on 01/03 at 11:07 PM
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