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  1. I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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      A-M

      Hi Carol!  Hope you popping in means you are keeping well. 

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  2. Many people are starting to travel this week for Thanksgiving.  Be safe, have a great time with family and enjoy your Thanksgiving!

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      A-M

      Being an Aussie we do not celebrate Thanksgiving ( maybe we should! ). Angie, I hope your time with family is a happy time.

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  3. This seems wrong. I have neighbors (4 on my street) that have Christmas trees and lights up already!.... Is it wrong? Or is it ok? 

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      A-M

      I personally feel it wrong as it really is not the Christmas season yet. I dislike seeing seeing  all the Christmas things in the stores appearing on the shelves so early.

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  4. Down-under, our greater Sydney region is fire-rated today at the highest level of Catastrophic! High winds, no humidity, no rain, 37°C/99°F and all the bush is incredibly dry! 600 schools have been closed and it's quite smoky anyway from the terrible fires in the north of our state that have killed three and destroyed 150 homes! Our thoughts have been with the Californians as we too are going through a very dry time. Summer hasn't even arrived yet so it doesn't bode well for the next three months! 

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      A-M

      Those blue skies this morning were misleading. The fire is still burning out of control heading south east to an area called New Italy which is a real forest area which is not good!

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  5. Down-under, our greater Sydney region is fire-rated today at the highest level of Catastrophic! High winds, no humidity, no rain, 37°C/99°F and all the bush is incredibly dry! 600 schools have been closed and it's quite smoky anyway from the terrible fires in the north of our state that have killed three and destroyed 150 homes! Our thoughts have been with the Californians as we too are going through a very dry time. Summer hasn't even arrived yet so it doesn't bode well for the next three months! 

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      A-M

      It looks like a hot windy day here.  By the blue skies here this morning I think the bush fires burning near our town are now under control. The last two days the sky has been hazy with smoke.  One of the workers where I volunteer in aged care lost their home.

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  6. We have arrived home after our 6 week trip. Very tired but thoroughly enjoyed it despite the miserable rainy, cold weather. We arrived home to beautiful sunny weather yesterday but today it is overcast & showery. Now to get over the jet lag. Progress on the Granny Flat slowed & it is not yet near completion.

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      A-M

      Good to see you safe back home and that you enjoyed your travels. I hope your new little home will be finished soon for you.

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  7. I've made more layouts today alone than in the whole past year!

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      A-M

      Well done.... hope you keep it up  and enjoy some more challenges.

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    Scrap Girls !

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      A-M

      I did not create this  - just copied and pasted it from Glitter Graphics

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  9. Sorry everyone!  Going to post the Newsletter Challenge now... so much going on with Anniversary Week!

  10. Sorry everyone!  Going to post the Newsletter Challenge now... so much going on with Anniversary Week!

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      A-M

      I hope it is nothing negative happening in your life keeping you busy.

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  11. We have lots of fun events kicking off tomorrow for our anniversary!

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      A-M

      Looking forward to the Birthday celebrations.... just hoping it will not entice me to blow my budget which is rather tight with the way the Aussie dollar is these days.

  12. Friday at last! But here’s my news. Alopecia areata
    Also called: AA, patchy hair loss
    Sudden hair loss that starts with one or more circular bald patches that may overlap.
    Alopecia areata occurs when the immune system attacks hair follicles, and is (in my case) and be brought on by severe stress. 
    This is the autoimmune disease I have, second time in my life. It sucks buckets! Extensive and hard treatment begins on Monday. For now I am bald everywhere! and have to wear hats. So be it!

     

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      A-M

      I am so sorry to read of this Andrea. I hope it all comes back quickly for you.

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  13. our clocks went forward last night so why do I still wake at 5am and not sleep later like DH and Scout?

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      A-M

      It is our turn next weekend to put our clock forward.  I do not really like daylight saving. It is hard to cook dinner at night when the sun is still up bright and shinning. We try to keep to our usual eating time but it rarely happens during daylight saving.

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  14. Guess what's coming this month....our annual Retirement sale!

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      A-M

      I would love to do some shopping but sadly the Australian dollar is not so good these days.

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  15. Got my new glasses but lost my mojo. Too much happening here at the moment. We leave in just over 3 weeks for 7 weeks in Europe & UK plus we are getting a Granny flat built on our sons property. We were hoping it would be almost done before we left as the build was due to commence on Aug 2. BUT the council took so long for the approvals building is not starting till next Tuesday. So it will be getting done while we are away and our son will have to be in charge. Hope it is to our specifications when we get back. Plus we have to transfer funds to his account so he can make the periodic payments as each section is completed. 

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      A-M

      I hope all goes well with the Granny flat and that you have a safe and wonderful time overseas.

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  16. I’m stuck in Newark airport.  Which is actually where I started out 8 ½ hours ago.  Delay. Delay again. On plane sat an hour.  Moved toward runway sat another hour.    Then pilot announced route to Rochester closed due to weather.   Awhile later they found another route but it was lower and longer so we didn’t have enough fuel.  Plus they were receiving notifications about our plane so it needed to be serviced.   So that flight was cancelled and all the rest tonight and tomorrow are full. So now they are bussing all of us to Rochester and the bus won’t get here til 9:30 pm. A 5 hour drive so we should be in around 3am or so......   I won’t even tell you about the outside walking and ramps and stairs to get to a bus to get to the plane in the first place. And then do it all again to come back..  Meanwhile the website announced us as landed in Rochester!I hope I get there by 4:30 tomorrow for the wedding.    

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      A-M

      Marilyn, pleased to read that you enjoyed the wedding and are safely back home again.

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  17. I’m stuck in Newark airport.  Which is actually where I started out 8 ½ hours ago.  Delay. Delay again. On plane sat an hour.  Moved toward runway sat another hour.    Then pilot announced route to Rochester closed due to weather.   Awhile later they found another route but it was lower and longer so we didn’t have enough fuel.  Plus they were receiving notifications about our plane so it needed to be serviced.   So that flight was cancelled and all the rest tonight and tomorrow are full. So now they are bussing all of us to Rochester and the bus won’t get here til 9:30 pm. A 5 hour drive so we should be in around 3am or so......   I won’t even tell you about the outside walking and ramps and stairs to get to a bus to get to the plane in the first place. And then do it all again to come back..  Meanwhile the website announced us as landed in Rochester!I hope I get there by 4:30 tomorrow for the wedding.    

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      A-M

      This is not good Marilyn. I hope you are able to handle more walking and do hope you make it to the wedding.

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  18. Today I‘m going to meet up with a ScrapGirl who lives far away - should be fun!  I’m excited  :)  

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      A-M

      How exciting for you Marilyn. I really really enjoyed the day Ken and I had with Ngaire and Dave.... we all wished it would go on longer than it did.

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  19. Hello, everyone! I’ve been missing you all. Life has been beyond hectic. I’m moving from the house that I have lived in for 22 years to a cute cottage half the size. PURGING! Hard to part with so much, but it has to go. Hopefully after the move I will be able to be a more regular participant. Miss you all!

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      A-M

      Ann, it is so nice to see you pop in and share your happenings. I hope the move and downsize goes smoothly for you. 

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  20. With all the ads in my local papers promoting Christmas in July sales it made me think about Christmas projects to give as gifts. My 91-year-old aunt is the last surviving member of my mom's family. I have three grand nephews and one grand niece. I would like to do a calendar for the year 2020 depicting our family (including my parents and grandparents) so my grand nephews  and grandniece could learn a little bit about our family each month. So here's my question to our fabulous designers... Are any of you planning on creating a calendar package for the year 2020? Has anybody else created a genealogy type calendar before? If so, any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much and have a great day!

  21. I will be MIA for a week or so. We are leaving for a trip over to a very pretty harbor on Long Island with a huge fireworks show. I will catch up when I get back.

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      A-M

      Have a safe journey and a wonderful time... no doubt taking lots of photos.

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  22. Are you chatting?   Don’t forget to post your Starting Count HERE to be eligible for a prize!....   And pop over HERE to count the flowers in the heart - maybe you’ll be a winner!   :) 

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      A-M

      I am not feeling very chatty right now ... starting to feel a little tired as I should be heading to bed which I am about to do.   Have fun while I am sleeping zzzzzzzz

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  23. Sorry I have been MIA for a while. Our son who had Influenza A was in hospital for 4 weeks. He is recovering at home. Then on Tuesday this week David was taken by the paramedics to hospital from the doctor’s surgery with a suspected heart attack. Turns out he has/had influenza A which has left him with viral cardiomyopathy. He came home yesterday with a whole new eating regime to get our heads around and lots of medication whereas before he wasn’t taking any. Then on Friday I had my second cataract surgery after it was postponed 3 weeks ago because my lens had not arrived at the hospital. But all good now & we can move forward.

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      A-M

      Laraine, you have been having a busy time with medical events. I hope that it all improves for each of you.

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  24. It's been a rough week - my SIL is having heart surgery tomorrow and that's all I can think about. The surgeon has a 75% success rate but that does little to relieve my anxiety. I know I'm behind in CT work but just can't focus right now.  If you can send prayers or good thoughts his way, my family will appreciate it.

     

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      A-M

      I know I am late in adding my thoughts... hope that all has gone well. I know all about heart conditions. My Ken is still going strong after his main artery being 99% blocked 2 years ago.

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