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        11-22-2013, 06:14 PM
      #13961
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by corgi    
    Looking good Hunter! Scotty is a handsome boy.

    Rick, good luck with the move tomorrow. I know moving can be a real hassle but it is also exciting!

    I had a very interesting day. One of my responsibilities with my job is to act as the Social Studies Curriculum Specialist. The 7th grade at one of our middle schools took their students to the Marine Corp Museum at Quantico today and I went as an extra chaperone. I was given a group of three boys, all very well behaved and fun to be around.

    The museum is amazing. Very informative and interactive. The actual flag flown at Iwo Jima is there. While we were looking at it, a volunteer came up and starting talking about when he fought at Iwo Jima. He is a 88 year old former marine named Frank Matthews. He landed at Iwo Jima on the first wave. He was 18 years old. The boys listened to him talk about his experiences so respectfully. And when he was finished, they all shook his hand. I did too. There are not many WWII veterans left alive and it was a gift to be able to hear him give a first hand account. I am truly honored to have had that chance. It was worth the 1.5 hour ride on a school bus!!

    Thanks Ladona
    I call him my handsome!
         
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        11-22-2013, 06:32 PM
      #13962
    Trained
    My dad is a living WWII vet. He is 90 years old. He actually fought in Germany right on the front lines. Everyone in his battalion besides him was killed. It is no doubt a miracle that I exist.

    He used to go around singing a song he learned in the war.
    "Praise the Lord, and Pass the Ammunition."
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        11-22-2013, 07:28 PM
      #13963
    Yearling
    Oh wow Celeste, that is awesome!!

    Corgi, happy to hear,you had a fun day!

    Happy birthday Stanley!! hope,it's your Best yet! If not....drink until it is! Hahaha

    Roady, roll on my friend! Good luck. You are fortunate to have such great friends!!!
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        11-22-2013, 08:06 PM
      #13964
    Yearling
    We have a lake effect storm warning on its way....6-10 inches of snow predictd for the weekend!!

    We shall see....always feels good to be tucked in your home when that happens. Could always wish for a 2 hour delay on Monday!! Hahaha

    Got a Black Friday sale flyer from chicks saddlery. They have Santa hats for horses!!! You know I'm buying one for 'the' Christmas card!!
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        11-22-2013, 11:47 PM
      #13965
    Trained
    I bought one of those Santa hats last year!!!


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        11-23-2013, 01:57 AM
      #13966
    Yearling
    Checking in before going to bed...

    Sandi's Scotty is looks so ..handsome! So happy you two are happy together; now, THAT rocks!

    Happy Birthday, Stan. I am 5 years younger than you, so that means I am much less experienced & have much less wisdom. It also makes me giggle (but, you know what; a whole freakin' LOT can happen in five years!) Happy Birthday To You, Mr Kiwi; & hope your Bugs gets his bugs worked out (& you-know-who too).

    Bailing on my HorseMonday this time. Have only "called out" once before, but for the same reason: have alot to get done/accomplished on days-off, & one day off (Sunday) can sometimes not be enough, & things pile up. Besides alot of other stuff on the interminable to-do list, have neglected my fish tank cleaning for almost 2 mos, & if I don't do the exercises/study for the semi-auto gun the training supv will shoot me, which would hurt (am being nicely pressured, but pressured nontheless. I'm having trouble w/the stupid slide, & my fingers are too short to get the release, so have been supposed to be practicing, which I haven't. My bad...just a gun hasn't been on my attention-radar [never much is], & I really HAVE been busy. Hence, need Monday off, to try & catch-up, w/that & other stuff.)

    So, you won't have me relating HorseMonday stuff this time! Well...it's snowed, & will snow again; Monday predicted 40 degrees & no snow, but the 'lil ranch will be muddy & funky & chilly, & maybe just not up to it this time anyway. Hope to have time to put together a rein-board thing, to attach to something else, which has yet to arrive in the mail.

    Hugs to all. Rick, good luck w/the Big Move.
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        11-23-2013, 07:03 AM
      #13967
    Green Broke
    Rick-good luck w/the move. I wish we didn't have to have the Cal King bed-it's so hard to wash the extra large bedding, but DH insists he needs the room, so I have gotten used to it. I don't think we'll be moving anymore as we turned in a lot of assets to pay cash for this place,& all it costs us is the yearly property taxes. It was an ''as-is" foreclosure, though so lots of maintenance & still need to replace many things-doors, floors, cabinets, etc...the roof-soon. I think it was used as a kennel & someone had a terrible temper.

    Stan-When I mentioned nesting-to me that does not include youngsters-that is chaos. Never felt the "need" to re-produce, my sister had 1 girl-so the line goes on. I wanted furbabies so that's the life I lead. It's a shame that women that choose not to have kids are thought of as a bit strange.

    So, got my feed in, the corrals are holding up nicely & I hope the rain will help to pack the dirt a bit in Cha Cha's corral as that is "virgin" ground & she really stirs it up!

    Tj-Can't wait to hear what you've got coming in the mail! Your "day's off" sound very busy-but that's better than being bored!

    NM-Not the snow already! Our rain will last through the W/E,& it will be quite cold when we go the BIL's for T-day. But the house will be cozy w/all the people & the pellet stove.

    I plan on doing a turkey of our own after Thursday, as I love all the traditional dishes, & the left-overs. Turkey soup, turkey sandwiches, cranberry sauce, etc.
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        11-23-2013, 07:07 AM
      #13968
    Yearling
    Celeste....love the hat! But something seems wrong with that photo......where's the snow?????

    Ordering mine now!
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        11-23-2013, 07:56 AM
      #13969
    Yearling
    CCG, funny you should bring up the whole 'kid' thing. I was just going to post that if I hear anymore about lactating, diapers, diaper rash, baby fat, or breast pumps....I was going to SCREAM!!

    I am SO not a baby person. I love kids, obviously for what I do for a living...but I never had the desire to have any of my own. I always felt my calling was with animals...of any kind.

    I have always felt that people think I am the 'weird one' because I don't/didn't want any. (I'm too old, in my opinon to start!) My one colleague, who is a male, is working on #3. He is as bad as the young girls who are just popping them out....yesterday it was all about the great diaper deal he got! REALLY? LOL

    When they first got pregnant, he used to argue with me about having/not having kids. He would argue endlessly that I MUST have some 'motherly feelings inside' and that it's just not right to NOT have one. Prior to that, he was 'so understanding'.....at first, it made me wonder if it wasn't his wife who was offended b/c she wholeheartly believes EVERYONE should have kids....MANY, many kids....but I think it's the two of them who can't 'just imagine' their lives W/O kids.....I can't imagine mine WITH! I'm perfectly happy kidless!

    I try to be understanding and 'listen'.....but there are SO many now that I work with having or going to have....I'm at my wits end! More reason to eat in my room!

    Our 'outside of work' friends, for the most part didn't have any kids, or they are all grown up...so we are all on the same page of what we do now outside of work.......guess that's why you have outside of work friends!

    I'm in definite need of hanging out with non-work people!! LOL SO looking forward to break. I don't believe I said, but we are celebrating differently this year. The whole group of us who celelbrate together are heading to a nearby state park. Some are renting cabins, others of us are getting rooms in the resort! We are all bringing our 'traditional fixings' we are known for...my deviled eggs, and pecan pumpkin pie......but for the main meal there will be a buffett at the resort. I think I will cook up a turkey breast to have some 'left overs'. I too enjoy a good turkey sandwich with mayo and lettuce!

    Skies look clear here for a bit. May try to sneak in a chilly quick ride this morning! Ride strong everyone!
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        11-23-2013, 08:36 AM
      #13970
    Trained
    Some people may think that women without kids are weird, but I have two grown kids, and plenty of people think that I am weird.
         

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