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Virginia

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    The joys of adult onset ADHD. I am interested in most anything..oh, look at that pretty leaf falling!

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  1. What Are You Watching Now? - 2018

    I'm watching The Lion In Winter. I love Richard Burton and Katherine Hepburn in this movie. Royalty with peasant tendencies, lol!
  2. What's Up in December? - 2018

    Hey y'all! Its a cold, gray and rainy day and because it's such a day, I'm in my flannel pj's today. I got up, took my shower and put on a fresh pair. My favorite spot is fitted out with my books, writing paraphernalia, laptop and remote controls. I have movies waiting for us to watch either tonight or tomorrow. I absolutely LOVE my Firestick!!! No more sitting in a movie theater. We can watch all the newest movies from the comfort of our home! Hope you all have a great day!
  3. Christmas Holiday 2018

    The house is as decorated as it will be. I still have to work on the kids stockings and I have all the food needed for Christmas dinner, all except the milk, cream and butter. As we're helping the kids with the grands Christmas gifts we won't be doing much shopping but that's no biggie as we really don't believe in doing a bunch of presents anyway. We do plan to take the kids out to look at the decorations and to pick the tackiest one of the season, lol! There are also a couple of Christmas shows we'd like to catch. Quiet celebrations with lots of food. My kind of holiday!
  4. Elizabeth George

    I've read them all and watched the series. I just finished "What Came Before He Shot Her." Very engrossing and I found it interesting that none of the detectives entered the story til the end.
  5. HEY Y'ALL!!!!!!! Boy have I missed you guys!! What a great early Christmas present, hey?! After the hellish week my family just went through, I'm snatching my blessings and counting them one by one! This will be the first time in a few years that most of the family will be in one spot so we can have a lovely family holiday. This year is truly filled with thanksgiving and gratitude. Those on my friends list know why Im feeling especially thankful! I went out today and picked up some glitter and letters for the grands new Christmas stockings. I want to make these more of an heirloom so I decided to start them earlier (for me) than usual. I'm also working on the menu for Thanksgiving and Christmas so I'll have to come back and update you on that. What are you guys planning this season?
  6. General questions / discussions

    Feels like I'm loosing my friends! So you'll continue on our Facebook page? Will it be the same page or will you create another one?
  7. Christmas planning and chat

    Soooo, anybody planning for the holiday season yet, lol!!!!
  8. What's Up in July? - 2018

    Hey y'all!!! Hope everyone's enjoying their summer (or winter). It's hot, hot, hot! Yesterday the nation celebrated the 4th of July. We don't. Hubby worked and got holiday pay. I've been keeping my youngest grand diva for the past 1.5 weeks. The latest drama in DD's life has been the need for her, hubby, kids and dog to pick up and move AGAIN. This was after only moving into their other house 3 months ago. The landlord failed to disclose that the cooling/heating unit didn't work and that's why the last tenant broke her lease. In certain parts of the US not having AC isn't a problem, in the deep south where temps reach triple digits, its deadly. Instead of fixing the unit, the owner has decided it to let them out of the lease (they only wanted it fixed). Why? Because she can't afford to fix it. Who the bloody hell rents out property without the ability to make repairs? All the trouble the property manager went through vetting them, he didn't think to vet his client. Long story short, they are being sued (owner and property manager) for damages and moving expenses. They will be liable as its their fault the lease was broken. A complaint has been filed to the Better Business Bureau and the South Carolina Real Estate Commission (they oversee agents and managers) and generally, got his name on it crap list. As her hubby had to leave right after finding them a new place and my hubby and son had to work, the house was too hot to stay in, we had to make the move quickly. While doing the move, I also kept the kids (6 of them) at our home while she worked through the packing. Then we rented the Uhaul and did the move pretty much on our own (me and dd). Hubby was able to help us get the big furniture on the truck and unloaded and then it was on us. We did it and now she's settled in her new home with working AC, a large property that they can purchase if they choose and her brother's girlfriend lending a hand. It's been a busy couple of weeks. Next on the agenda is getting the three boys ready for their trip to Virginia on Saturday. Haircuts, packing, shopping, ugh! BUT they deserve the trip and a nice get away! I've managed to keep up with my gardening and house work so when I'm actually able to sit and enjoy, it won't be to do housekeeping. I plan to do a bit of reading and sitting on the dock. What are you up to?
  9. Happy 70th Birthday N.H.S. On 5.7.2018

    I read an article in Victoria magazine about an American traveling in Britain had an accident and broke her leg I think. Anyway, she couldnt say enough about the great service she received. From the emergency room visit, admittance and discharge all she had encountered was professional and pleasant staff.
  10. What's Up in June? - 2018

    Glad your dad is doing better! Hey y'all! Not much happening from home. Just housing the grands as the air conditioning has died in their house and temps have reached 92 degrees INSIDE. They will have to move again as the owner of the house says she doesn't have the money to fix it. Who the bloody so and so rents property without having the ability to maintain the property?! She's been threatened with a lawsuit as well as her property manager because he was aware that this issue before listing it. You cannot live in 92 degree heat and no breeze. They can't even cook in the house because its so hot. The humidity is no joke. Speaking of humidity, our daughter and grands traveled to visit us from Texas, we live in South Carolina. They left to go back home on Sunday and got back Monday (23.5 hours). Monday night our little grand daughter started having breathing issues and running a temp. We initially thought it was a bug she picked up from her cousins as they were having runny noses from the inadequate cooling in the houses. Nope, that's not it. After running dozens of tests, they have come to the conclusion that Z suffers from Restrictive Airway Disease. This basically means that whenever she travels to an area that has a different climate, especially humid, she will deal with this. There's no cure, only treatments and almost anything can trigger it. This poor little one has had so many health issues from birth. It breaks my heart.
  11. What's your current news about?

    Now that we've completely lost any sense of moral compass, it's decided to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council. Of COURSE WE WILL! It's what cowards and despots DO! No shocker there, right?! I mean, how can we look other countries in the face and tell them how wrong they are and we're doing that AND worse. The Devil in the Orange Skin can't handle being called on his BS so he runs and hides. I hate this man. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-19/trump-is-said-ready-to-pull-u-s-from-un-s-human-rights-council?utm_content=bloomberg&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic-breaking&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social
  12. What Are You Watching Now? - 2018

    I can't believe its over!!
  13. What's Up in June? - 2018

    Hey y'all! Had a pleasant week last week and a nicer weekend. Our eldest dd and three grands visited from Texas and were here in time for my mother in laws birthday cookout hosted at our home. It was lovely weather, fantastic food, great company and she really enjoyed herself! I got to spend time with 9 of our grands and it was just too precious! The house was full to bursting from Wednesday til Sunday morning when Dd and the kids traveled back to Texas. The house is in order (made sure of that Saturday evening). We're now just relaxing and recuperating til hubby goes back to work tomorrow. Then its a matter of keeping cool and keeping my plants from dying. What have y'all been up to? The board has been really quiet!
  14. What Are You Watching Now? - 2018

    I watched the original move back in the late 80's I think it was. That was more than enough for me. Currently binging on Shannara Chronicles. It's a really good series but I am finding a lot of LOTR's element in it. No matter. It's only two seasons or 20 episodes. We're down 13 episodes already and we only started it yesterday, lol!
  15. What's the weather like?

    We've descended into the third level of hell. Triple digits, yes TRIPLE DIGITS!!!!
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