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    [QUOTE]Hi Putt, Having it take this long to get your house painted must be such a nuisance.  Can't you put a bug in his mother or father's ear?  I was going to say that's what you take a chance of running into when you have family do something, but then again, there is no guarantee hired outside painters would not be working 2 or 3 jobs at the same time and be doing it in the same piecemeal fashion. Your son's suggestion of a getaway this summer with a friend might be just what the doctor ordered - for a few days at least.  A change of scenery does wonders for picking up our spirits - tho I do think you are doing remarkably well. Right now it looks as tho the weather is going to be perfect for a Mother's Day cookout tonight.  Enjoy.  I've been sitting out back finishing up my library book.  Last night my fox came right down through my yard around 5'ish, so don't want to be out there and get surprised, or surprise him, tonight.  He/she is such a beauty, with a big bushy tail. Never did concoct something out of the fillings of my chicken soup that I've separated, so will come up with something for part of it tonight, and freeze the rest.  Ever since Mothernmitzi mentioned corned beef, that's got my mouth watering.  Even a nice Reuben would suffice!
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    Hi tt

    I would love to say something to my sister about her son's work ethic but it would start another huge blowout - not sure if you remember but it was about two years when we hardly spoke.  In fact, she only started speaking again since my husband passed away.  I never should have hired him but what can you do if someone in the family needs the money and that's what they do for work.
    Isnt it wonderful to be able to sit outside again and read for as long as you want.  Before retirement I was lucky to catch a few hours over a weekend. 
    I have never seen a fox up close let alone in my backyard but I would be fascinated to watch it from inside.  My cousin has two that come around during the week.
    Talking about corned beef - not sure if I mentioned it but last week I took my mom to Family Fare in Peabody.  She had the best corned beef dinner and ate every drop.  This woman is 87 so you know it had to be good.  Chicken soup sounds good to me too.  
    Hopefully beach weather is coming up but the weekends are so crowded I may be better off in the yard.

    putt
     
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    [QUOTE]Hi tt I would love to say something to my sister about her son's work ethic but it would start another huge blowout - not sure if you remember but it was about two years when we hardly spoke.  In fact, she only started speaking again since my husband passed away.  I never should have hired him but what can you do if someone in the family needs the money and that's what they do for work. Isnt it wonderful to be able to sit outside again and read for as long as you want.  Before retirement I was lucky to catch a few hours over a weekend.  I have never seen a fox up close let alone in my backyard but I would be fascinated to watch it from inside.  My cousin has two that come around during the week. Talking about corned beef - not sure if I mentioned it but last week I took my mom to Family Fare in Peabody.  She had the best corned beef dinner and ate every drop.  This woman is 87 so you know it had to be good.  Chicken soup sounds good to me too.   Hopefully beach weather is coming up but the weekends are so crowded I may be better off in the yard. putt
    Posted by putt1[/QUOTE]

    Hi putt -

    Well, if he needs the money, you'd think he'd be eager to finish so he can be paid! Is this the same family branch with the jewelry maker who never produced for your daughter's wedding?  Sorry to bring up a sore subject but curiosity has the better of me!  

    A couple of months away in the winter sounds dreamy.  I had a neighbor who went to the Bahamas after Christmas and came back in March.  She did that well into her nineties.  She was friends with people who came back year after year. The idea appeals to me. Starting off with a month's trip is a good idea.
    That way, if you don't like it, you're not tied down.

    mothermitzi

     
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    [QUOTE]Hi putt - Well, if he needs the money, you'd think he'd be eager to finish so he can be paid! Is this the same family branch with the jewelry maker who never produced for your daughter's wedding?  Sorry to bring up a sore subject but curiosity has the better of me!   A couple of months away in the winter sounds dreamy.  I had a neighbor who went to the Bahamas after Christmas and came back in March.  She did that well into her nineties.  She was friends with people who came back year after year. The idea appeals to me. Starting off with a month's trip is a good idea. That way, if you don't like it, you're not tied down. mothermitzi
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    Hi mothermitzi

    Just got back from the Mother's Day feast - it was fantastic - my son baked the scallops and haddock and we grilled the sirloin tips. Also had corn on the cob, salad and baked beans.  We put the dessert on the table - angel cake, strawberries, and cool whip but as we were opening cards and gifts the cat was eating the cake.

    My nephew definately needs the money and asked for the first installment up front.  Then he said he was hiring two helpers so I gave him the second installment to pay them.  I have yet to see the helpers.  I will never learn.  You are right, this is the same family branch - in fact, the non producing jewelry maker is divorcing the lazy painter's brother. They are both my sister's kids. 

    Just curious about your neighbor that went to the Bahamas - did she know anyone from the beginning or just made friends with each visit?  I'm not sure if I would like to return to Aruba or start fresh someplace else. 

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    [QUOTE]Hi Ken - Sounds like a nice trip for you and your wife.  I hope you enjoy the time away. Are you walking during the day, or is it too hot now?  How is the swimming going? I need to get back walking on a regular basis. I've only been doing it sporadically.  mothermitzi
    Posted by mothermitzi[/QUOTE]

    Hi MM
    Yes, I am still walking, but most of the time I have to get out in the morning before it gets too hot. TOday will be day 11 of over 100. ANd yes, I still swim my 1200 yards 6 days a week. This week the Mrs. walked 2.2 miles with her walker. That is a record for her. WHen she started 1 mile was her limit. It's not the heat that stops me from getting out.....it's the ambitionTongue out
     
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    I found this joke that I think the ladies on this thread will like. I hope you are not offended by the punch line.   BUt it is funny

    A little girl and her mother were out and about.
    Out of the blue, the girl asked her mother, "Mommy, How old are you?"

    The mother responded, "Honey, women don't talk about their age. You'll learn this as you get older."

    The girl then asked, "Mommy, how much do you weigh?"

    Her mother responded again, "That's another thing women don't talk about. You'll learn this, too, as you grow up."

    The girl, still wanting to know about her mother, then fired off another question, "Mommy, why did you and Daddy get a divorce?"

    The mother, a little annoyed by the questions, responded, "Honey, that is a subject that hurts me very much, and I don't want to talk about it now."

    The little girl, frustrated, sulked until she was dropped off at a friend's house to play. She consulted with her girlfriend about her and her mother's conversation.

    The girlfriend said, "All you have to do is sneak a look at your mother's driver's license. It's just a like a report card from school. It tells you everything."

    Later, the little girl and her mother were out and about again.

    The little girl started off with, "Mommy, Mommy, I know how old you are. I know how old you are. You're 32 years old."

    The mother was very shocked. She asked, "Sweetheart, how do you know that?"

    The little girl shrugged and said, "I just know. And I know how much you weigh. You weigh 130 pounds."

    "Where did you learn that?"

    The little girl said, "I just know. And I know why you and Daddy got a divorce. You got an 'F' in sex."
     
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    Good morning, Ken

    Cute joke.


    Don't know how you stand the high temps.  When I spoke with my nephew who lives in AZ, he was holding off putting the AC on, using instead the high ceiling fans he has in each room.  He was always a kid who couldn't stand the heat at the beach, so I don't know how he has been able to adapt to the temps out there.


    Good for your wife, increasing her walking distances each week.  I'm sitting here, looking out the window, watching the walkers/joggers go by and thinking, "I should see if I can even do 5 minutes and turn around and come back home.  I know it takes time to build up.  I used to walk all over the town.  Feel foolish walking halfway down the street then turning around coming back (as if anyone in the houses even watches or cares!).  Guess I'll slap on some sunscreen, lock the doors and give it a shot.  Tell your wife she inspired me.

     
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    [QUOTE]I found this joke that I think the ladies on this thread will like. I hope you are not offended by the punch line.   BUt it is funny A little girl and her mother were out and about. Out of the blue, the girl asked her mother, "Mommy, How old are you?" The mother responded, "Honey, women don't talk about their age. You'll learn this as you get older." The girl then asked, "Mommy, how much do you weigh?" Her mother responded again, "That's another thing women don't talk about. You'll learn this, too, as you grow up." The girl, still wanting to know about her mother, then fired off another question, "Mommy, why did you and Daddy get a divorce?" The mother, a little annoyed by the questions, responded, "Honey, that is a subject that hurts me very much, and I don't want to talk about it now." The little girl, frustrated, sulked until she was dropped off at a friend's house to play. She consulted with her girlfriend about her and her mother's conversation. The girlfriend said, "All you have to do is sneak a look at your mother's driver's license. It's just a like a report card from school. It tells you everything." Later, the little girl and her mother were out and about again. The little girl started off with, "Mommy, Mommy, I know how old you are. I know how old you are. You're 32 years old." The mother was very shocked. She asked, "Sweetheart, how do you know that?" The little girl shrugged and said, "I just know. And I know how much you weigh. You weigh 130 pounds." "Where did you learn that?" The little girl said, "I just know. And I know why you and Daddy got a divorce. You got an 'F' in sex."
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    Hi Ken

    Loved the joke!  I do admire you for walking or doing any exercise in that heat but by now you must be used to it.  My daughter and grandson have joined an exercise class called "Bootcamp".  It is a nightmare for someone like myself who loves to walk (at my own pace, mind you) but have never been able to run.  Third week into the class they are running six miles.

    Keep those jokes coming!

    putt
     
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    TT  we are both glad you got inspired. Be sure and tell us how you made out. Remember, speed is never important, only distance.

    Well I am just about ready to put on the sneakers and head out the door, and probably go to my favorite trail to do about 4 miles. The temp. is still on about 80, so that's not too bad.

    L8tr
     
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    Well, Ken, my "little" walk lasted only 8 minutes - 4 down the street and 4 back.  But, I do go at a good clip.  Can't walk slowly, I never have, and if I'm walking with someone at a slow pace, I tend to teeter totter from side to side!  Anyway, I'm enough out of shape that my heart rate was up, so some good was done.  How was your hike?
     
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    TT

    GREAT  You go out and walked...Next time try 5 minutes each way,

    So you teeter totter      (hee hee)

    Hike was good. I did 4 miles in 1 our 9 minutes, a bit slower than usual, but the temps were in the high 80's so I slow down some.
     
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    "L8tr"

    Meant to ask, what is this?
     
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    [QUOTE]"L8tr" Meant to ask, what is this?
    Posted by toytrumpet[/QUOTE]

    could be later..text lingo i think
     
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    Ahhhh, I tried to sound it out, but never got it.  Thanks, Icer
     
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    [QUOTE]I found this joke that I think the ladies on this thread will like. I hope you are not offended by the punch line.   BUt it is funny A little girl and her mother were out and about. Out of the blue, the girl asked her mother, "Mommy, How old are you?" The mother responded, "Honey, women don't talk about their age. You'll learn this as you get older." The girl then asked, "Mommy, how much do you weigh?" Her mother responded again, "That's another thing women don't talk about. You'll learn this, too, as you grow up." The girl, still wanting to know about her mother, then fired off another question, "Mommy, why did you and Daddy get a divorce?" The mother, a little annoyed by the questions, responded, "Honey, that is a subject that hurts me very much, and I don't want to talk about it now." The little girl, frustrated, sulked until she was dropped off at a friend's house to play. She consulted with her girlfriend about her and her mother's conversation. The girlfriend said, "All you have to do is sneak a look at your mother's driver's license. It's just a like a report card from school. It tells you everything." Later, the little girl and her mother were out and about again. The little girl started off with, "Mommy, Mommy, I know how old you are. I know how old you are. You're 32 years old." The mother was very shocked. She asked, "Sweetheart, how do you know that?" The little girl shrugged and said, "I just know. And I know how much you weigh. You weigh 130 pounds." "Where did you learn that?" The little girl said, "I just know. And I know why you and Daddy got a divorce. You got an 'F' in sex."
    Posted by Ken1935[/QUOTE]I have got to say, Ken, that I am very impressed with your ability to charm. Not only do you post an off color joke but you do so on a weekend in a thread specifically designated for weekday use!!!If Thursby or I ever tried to pull half the stunts you pull around here, certain someones would have Dottie escort us out faster than you can say tarradiddle!
     
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    [QUOTE]Hi mothermitzi Just got back from the Mother's Day feast - it was fantastic - my son baked the scallops and haddock and we grilled the sirloin tips. Also had corn on the cob, salad and baked beans.  We put the dessert on the table - angel cake, strawberries, and cool whip but as we were opening cards and gifts the cat was eating the cake. My nephew definately needs the money and asked for the first installment up front.  Then he said he was hiring two helpers so I gave him the second installment to pay them.  I have yet to see the helpers.  I will never learn.  You are right, this is the same family branch - in fact, the non producing jewelry maker is divorcing the lazy painter's brother. They are both my sister's kids.  Just curious about your neighbor that went to the Bahamas - did she know anyone from the beginning or just made friends with each visit?  I'm not sure if I would like to return to Aruba or start fresh someplace else.  putt
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    Hi putt -

    Just got back from graduation ceremony at St. Anselm's College.  Went to one there last year, too.  Had a beautiful day for it.  Felt so good to sit outside. Luckily, the speeches were not long and it was over in two hours. No more graduations for three years (by my count anyway!)  

    To answer your question, my friend first went with her husband, not knowing anybody.  They made friends at the place, and after her husband died, my friend continued to go alone for many years. 

    I laughed at your story about the cat eating the cake.  I thought only dogs did things like that!

    mothermitzi  



     
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    [QUOTE]"L8tr" Meant to ask, what is this?
    Posted by toytrumpet[/QUOTE]
    Just read it...l ate er
     
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    [QUOTE]I have got to say, Ken, that I am very impressed with your ability to charm. Not only do you post an off color joke but you do so on a weekend in a thread specifically designated for weekday use!!!If Thursby or I ever tried to pull half the stunts you pull around here, certain someones would have Dottie escort us out faster than you can say tarradiddle!
    Posted by The-air-of-one-night[/QUOTE]

    You should know I am just a charmer. I never try to be rude, or over bearing, nor cute, but just post what I think they might be interested in reading, and trying not to post anything they might not like. Incidentally, not everyone has said they liked that last joke,,, but at least they didn't object. SO I take silence with at least sufferance.
     
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    [QUOTE]Just read it...l ate er
    Posted by Ken1935[/QUOTE]

    No wonder I didn't get it, the way I was sounding it out was:
    ell - eight - tee - are !! 
    Guess I've forgotten a lot since the days of being taught phonics in grade school!
     
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    [QUOTE]Hi putt - Just got back from graduation ceremony at St. Anselm's College.  Went to one there last year, too.  Had a beautiful day for it.  Felt so good to sit outside. Luckily, the speeches were not long and it was over in two hours. No more graduations for three years (by my count anyway!)   To answer your question, my friend first went with her husband, not knowing anybody.  They made friends at the place, and after her husband died, my friend continued to go alone for many years.  I laughed at your story about the cat eating the cake.  I thought only dogs did things like that! mothermitzi  
    Posted by mothermitzi[/QUOTE]
     
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    Hi mothermitzi

    So glad the ceremony at St. Anselm's was yesterday and not today. We do need the rain and it gives us a good excuse to be lazy, not that I need any excuses seeing as I've been retired awhile. 
    I'm not sure I could go back to the same place in Aruba my husband and I visited. It's all couples that we have seen for the past ten years.  I'm getting that 5th wheel syndrome already besides all the memories. 
    This poor cat that ate the angel food cake is 16 years old, eats anything and skinny as a rail.  We all feel so sorry for him.  If I had known he liked angel cake I would have fixed him a plate. 
    Not much going on today - spent yesterday watching Hallmark movies - going to a friend's house for dinner tonight.  She loves to cook but knows I dont like showing up empty handed so I'll do a cheese plate and wine.

    Enjoy the day

    putt
     
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    JUST FOR MY LADY FRIENDS

    IF MEN GOT PREGNANTCool

    1. Maternity leave would last two years... with full pay.

    2. There would be a cure for stretch marks.

    3. Natural childbirth would become obsolete.

    4. Morning sickness would rank as the nation's #1 health problem.

    5. All methods of birth control would be 100% effective.

    6. Children would be kept in the hospital until toilet trained.

    7. Men would be eager to talk about commitment.

    8. They wouldn't think twins were so cute.

    9. Sons would have to be home from dates by 10:00 PM.

    10. Briefcases would be used as diaper bags.

    11. Paternity suits would be a fashion line of clothes.

    12. They'd stay in bed during the entire pregnancy.

    13. Restaurants would include ice cream and pickles as main entree's.

    14. Women would rule the world.
     
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    Hi Ken -

    Very funny!  You provided me with a chuckle on this dreary Sunday morning. Decided to get out and walk before it rained again, so I was out early.  Had a nice walk on the Cambridge side of the river.  Many graduations this weekend and graduates were out with their families taking pictures along the drive.  I like this time of year because the kids are going home, and it's not so crowded in my neck of the woods.  I am never sorry though to see them return in September.  Have a great day Ken.

    mothermitzi
     

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