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  1. Wishing my ScrapGirl family a very merry Christmas. We are spending the day with my sister & her family then we are hosting Boxing Day for David’s brother’s family.

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    2. Florida granny

      Florida granny

      Merry Christmas to you, too! Enjoy!

    3. ladyscrapalot

      ladyscrapalot

      Merry Christmas!! Enjoy spending time with your family!

    4. GraceJ

      GraceJ

      Merry Christmas my dear! :xmastree:

  2. My new laptop is ready for pickup. Hopefully my version of PSE will work because it is the same operating system. I also got them to back up my files onto a new EHD. Getting excited now.

    1. englishrose

      englishrose

      Hope it works out for you. I was able to install PSE9 on my new Windows10 computer.

    2. scrapgran

      scrapgran

      I have been using my PSE12 on Windows 10 so got that put on my new laptop instead of 11 Pro.

    3. MariJ

      MariJ

      That's great Laraine!  I hope that you are able to play some December games, I miss you here! 💜

  3. I have just discovered my zip files for all my purchases from 2007 to 2019 on the desktop computer that David uses. Happy days! :party-smiley-048:

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    2. Florida granny

      Florida granny

      Woot!! :penguins:Happy scrapping!

    3. MariJ

      MariJ

      That's wonderful Laraine!   You must have been so happy to find them there.  Yay!   Hope to see you scrapping soon.  😊

    4. Jane in N.Z

      Jane in N.Z

      Thats so good :) Happy Scrapping :) 

  4. After 10 years & 4 months I have had my final oncology appointment. No more pills for that & cleared by the doctor. Saying goodbye to the Big C. I hope we never meet again.

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    2. Jane in N.Z

      Jane in N.Z

      An answer to prayer :) its awesome news and a real reason to celebrate :) 

    3. scrapgarden

      scrapgarden

      That is awesome news. Congratulations on the beating the big C.

    4. Susie Roberts

      Susie Roberts

      You must be so thrilled. I have a friend who also had a ten year anniversary and wondered when she would ever be considered "out of the woods". It's a very grueling process. Congratulations! I hope you have a massive celebration.

  5. I have been MIA for a while. We were away in the caravan for 6 weeks catching up with all the family in the west. It was great to all (17) be together again after Covid has kept us apart for over 3 years. Also I have been pretty bummed at losing my EHD contents. Thanks to our wonderful Angie for sending me download links to my purchases. I have to now unzip & organise nearly 200 purchases. I had a lot of photos that I had saved to CDs & made photo books of all our travels but there are some that are lost for good. Soon I should be able to get back to scrapping.

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    2. Florida granny

      Florida granny

      Hi there Laraine! :waving-hi: I'm glad you are back and that you had a good trip. That's awful about losing the contents of your EHD, but thankful for Angie and that at least some of what you lost could be regained.

    3. Jane in N.Z

      Jane in N.Z

      Glad you have been having a great holiday with family but that's awful losing your scrap supplies but isn't Angie great :) 

    4. alsoarty

      alsoarty

      Good and bad, but we’re glad you’re back. How wonderful to see all your family.

  6. We have been home from our trip for 2 weeks now. I had been experiencing shortness of breath since day one of our walking tours & it hadn’t gotten any better so decided to go to the GP. She sent me for a CT scan - pulmonary angiogram & they found I had bilateral blood clots in the lungs so straight to ED & spent the night in hospital. Luckily they had not impacted my heart but I am now on blood thinners for the next 6 months. Just have to rest & take it easy.

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    2. BetC

      BetC

      You were so smart to get it checked. Dangerous situation if not treated pronto. Praying next six months will bring resolution. 

    3. Susie Roberts

      Susie Roberts

      Oh, that's nasty! What bad luck! Aren't you lucky you were able to have treatment quickly!

    4. beatricemi

      beatricemi

      Oh my- good for you checking it out. Praying for you that the next 6 months will go smoothly. Sending hugs!

  7. We returned home on Tuesday from our tour of Spain, Portugal & Rhine river cruise from Basel to Amsterdam. We had a great time but are totally exhausted. David had some heart issues while we were away & has been having some blood tests, ECGs & Doppler studies the last couple of days. It is similar to what happened 3 years ago. Hopefully increasing his medications again will help the problem.

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    2. Jane in N.Z

      Jane in N.Z

      Your trip sounds wonderful but I do hope David is Ok, prayers for you both and looking forward to seeing some LO's of your trip :) 

    3. Boatlady

      Boatlady

      Best wishes to David and look forward to seeing pages of that fantastic trip. I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves.

    4. alsoarty

      alsoarty

      I bet you have tons of photos to scrap.

  8. Tomorrow we will be boarding our flight to begin our journey through Spain & Portugal before flying to Zurich then doing a River Cruise from Basil to Amsterdam. This trip was supposed to be in 2020 but postponed due to Covid.

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    2. April Showers

      April Showers

      Enjoy! Safe travels.

    3. Jane in N.Z

      Jane in N.Z

      Have a great time :) you will enjoy the cruise its beautiful along the Rhine :) Looking forward to seeing your photos on your return :) 

    4. Florida granny

      Florida granny

      Enjoy every moment of your trip! Happy sailing. We went on a river cruise from Basel to Amsterdam a few years ago. It was wonderful --- You are in for a delightful time, I think.

  9. Have a blessed & safe Easter everyone.?

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    2. Jane in N.Z

      Jane in N.Z

      Hope you had a blessed Easter ****** well Laraine :) 

    3. Florida granny

      Florida granny

      I'm seeing this well after Easter, Laraine, but I hope your day was beautiful. Thanks for the good wishes.

    4. GraceJ

      GraceJ

      I too seeing this after Easter, but I hope you had a wonderful times

  10. We have Covid in the household. Two of Iain’s housemates started the ball rolling then I tested positive yesterday & Iain today. David is the only one still negative. At least we are all vaccinated & it is pretty much like a head cold.

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    2. MariJ

      MariJ

      So sorry, Laraine.   Take care and hoping it stays mild and leaves quickly.   Sending hugs, my friend.  ?   And, so thankful for vaccinations...

    3. SodScrap

      SodScrap

      Hopefully it remains mild for you.  Get lots of rest and sunshine!  

    4. Belle

      Belle

      Sorry Laraine, get well soon. Glad you are not too ill.

  11. We have been getting quite a  lot of rain. They are calling it a rain bomb. There is a lot of severe flooding in some parts of south-east Queensland. We are quite safe here but have had over 400ml (about 16inches) since Thursday. Our major dam was at 58% on Thursday and is now at 160%. All the dams are at capacity after having been on water restrictions all summer. Hopefully it will ease up by tomorrow.

    1. scrapgarden

      scrapgarden

      Hoping that the rain will stop. 16 inches is a lot! Parts of the U.S. could sure use some of that.

    2. Florida granny

      Florida granny

      I've never heard of a rain bomb but, from your description, it sounds scary. I hope you are OK. We haven't had rain in a few weeks and everything is dry, dry, dry. Isn't weather crazy?

  12. Today we said goodbye to our son’s faithful companion of 12 years as he crossed over the rainbow bridge. It was a sad moment as we had to take Kaos to the vet as he had been unwell for several weeks and was unable to eat. He had lost about 15kg so his time had come. To use Iain’s words - “He was a good boy.”

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    2. Boatlady

      Boatlady

      So sorry for the family loss. It's always so hard to loose our fur pals but now you treasure the memories. Hugs to you.

    3. Marie-Christine

      Marie-Christine

      So sorry for your loss Laraine, it's never easy to lose a loved one, sending hugs to you ♥.

       

    4. SodScrap

      SodScrap

      We are facing this SOON with our 17 yo.  It's always so hard to say goodbye to a loving pet. 

  13. Happy New Year everyone. Here’s hoping we all have a great 2022 & Covid is left in 2021. ???

    1. MariJ

      MariJ

      Amen, Laraine.   Happy New Year to you all.   ?

    2. GraceJ

      GraceJ

      Happy New Year ❤️

  14. Happy Thanksgiving ladies.

    1. MariJ

      MariJ

      Thanks Laraine.   So thankful for friends like you.   ?

    2. GraceJ

      GraceJ

      Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

    3. Florida granny

      Florida granny

      Thank you, Laraine! 

  15. Happy 4 July to all my American friends. 

    1. Florida granny

      Florida granny

      Thanks so much!

    2. MariJ

      MariJ

      Thanks Laraine,  good to see you. 

  16. Hi all. I had a full hip replacement last Thursday. Now for the rehabilitation exercises to get mobile again. I have some minor pain but nothing like I had before.

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    2. A-M

      A-M

      I hope you become more mobile with the rehab and it is good that the pain has decreased for you. 

    3. Jane in N.Z

      Jane in N.Z

      Glad the surgery went well and hope you will be soon mobile again, keep going with the exercises and you'll soon be up and running :) 

    4. Marie-Christine

      Marie-Christine

      Hope your recovery is going well and that you are soon back up and running  doing everything you were doing without the pain.

  17. Happy Easter everyone. We are in for a very wet one.

    1. A-M

      A-M

      Happy Easter to you. Some rain happening here also. 

  18. Yesterday we said our final goodbyes to our beloved son, taken too soon. We had a lovely service attended by family & friends as well as a live stream for those who were unable to attend due to COVID-19 restrictions. Our daughter, my brother & their families watched on from Western Australia. Further investigations are being carried out as to the cause. We may not have answers for a few months if we ever do.

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    2. Susie Roberts

      Susie Roberts

      I am so very sorry to hear about this! Sending love, hugs and warm wishes!

    3. angleigh

      angleigh

      I'm so sorry to hear this

    4. GinnyW

      GinnyW

      Oh I am so sorry! Hugs and prayers for you and your family.

  19. I am still in the land of the living. Getting very frustrated as the completion of our Granny Flat as stalled. The builder has taken exception to a few criticisms we had & wanted repaired to our satisfaction. It has been extremely hot here of late. The last couple of days it has in 100Fs. Terrible bushfires are raging in Queensland & New South Wales with no weather relief in sight. Normally we have summer thunderstorms but no rain at all. Hope it eases up soon. Our daughter & grandsons are coming over for Christmas so it will be good to see them again.

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    2. Boatlady

      Boatlady

      That sounds terrible I am so sorry for your troubles. I hope things turn around soon and you can settle in your new home. wildfires are so scary for everyone  and so sad for the wildlife caught in it.

    3. Jane in N.Z

      Jane in N.Z

      Wow its your home and your paying it should be finished to your satisfaction, hope all gets sorted soon. Those bushfires are dreadful and so glad your safe. I think NZ has had all your rain (well the South Island at least) as so much flooding. The world weather has gone bonkers. Enjoy your family Christmas :) 

    4. Florida granny

      Florida granny

      I hope your home gets completed in the way you expect and want. After all, it's yours! Many good wishes for you and your family at Christmas. I've been reading about the fires, so scary! 

  20. 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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    2. Florida granny

      Florida granny

      Welcome back, Laraine! I've been wondering about the granny flat and hoping it would be just about ready by the time you returned.  I can't wait to see photos from your travels!

    3. Marie-Christine

      Marie-Christine

      Welcome home, travellers!

    4. Mikelle

      Mikelle

      6 weeks of traveling, I can't even imagine!  Welcome home, rest up.

  21. Sitting in Heathrow Airport waiting for our flight to Split Croatia where we join up with our tour group in 2 days. It has been a long haul so far having an 8 hour flight to Hong Kong, a 5 hour stop over before a 12 flight to London. We stayed here last night before heading off again today.

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    2. Jane in N.Z

      Jane in N.Z

      have a great time and I know what that journey is like really well although its further from NZ

    3. Florida granny

      Florida granny

      Safe travels! Thanks for checking in.

    4. mimes1

      mimes1

      My daughter went to Split this past June. Her tour started in Split and then they went on a boat up and down the islands there.  She had a great time and she said it was so lovely.  You'll have a great time.

  22. 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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    2. Marie-Christine

      Marie-Christine

      Have a great trip and hope that everything is sorted by the time you get back so that you can settle in your new home real soon.

    3. ladyscrapalot

      ladyscrapalot

      Wow, how exciting and nerve wracking at the same time. I do hope you are able to relax and enjoy your amazing trip to Europe, wow 7 weeks! Try not to worry or stress too much about the happenings while your gone.

    4. A-M

      A-M

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

  23. Went to get fitted for my new glasses yesterday so hopefully I will soon be back scrapping up a storm. They will take about 2 weeks.

    1. Marie-Christine

      Marie-Christine

      So glad you be scrapping again and a much improved eyesight!

    2. Jane in N.Z

      Jane in N.Z

      It will be good to see your LO's again soon Laraine

    3. MariJ

      MariJ

      Yay, I’m glad you’ll be able to see better and I miss seeing your pages, Laraine.

  24. 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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    2. alsoarty

      alsoarty

      OH WOW.... I sure hope all goes well, and everyone recovers and feels healthy soon. What a scare! Hugs.

    3. Florida granny

      Florida granny

      You sure have had a lot to deal with! Wishing you all the best going forward. I hope you all heal well.

    4. Jane in N.Z

      Jane in N.Z

      So glad to hear you are all feeling better, such a worrying time for you all.

  25. Winter has hit sunny Queensland. Temperatures are down to single figures & some areas are below 0C. We even have snow about 4 hours away from where we live. Definitely don’t like winter.

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    2. DixieLee

      DixieLee

      no, thank you!!I delight in the warmer temps and sunshine- I so desperately needed it. Sorry for you all !

    3. Boatlady

      Boatlady

      Yuck...as I got holder I hate the cold more and more so I love winters in sunny Florida. I hope it warms up for you soon.

    4. Susie Roberts

      Susie Roberts

      Luckily things are looking up for the next week! Temperatures back into the early 20's Celcius.

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