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SHOPAHOLICS: ONE DAY AT A TIME (WEDNESDAY,DEC 6)

Good morning, shopping friends. I'm not working today as I am off to see the doctor for one of those routine deals. I am happy to see this doctor as he has been on a leave of absence from the local medical facility so that he could get a specialization in kidney and urogical diseases.  Although there was no problem with his designated temporary replacement, I really preferred this doctor so his two-year absence has made me realize how much I liked him as a doctor.

 

I'm not big on cooking so the TSV is not calling me to purchase. I'm sure that it is a great product but it isn't a cost effective purchase for me.

 

I watched the news this morning to watch the big reveal on Time's "Person of the Year." I also saw an update on the California fires and thought of Charlene. These fires are so devastating that it is hard to comprehend the magnitude of them unless you see the video coverage. Our prayers are with those who are affected or who are threatened by the fires.

 

I see that the candy treat that I got as a gift is on its way and may be delivered today or tomorrow. Last year, I provided a fruit selection but this year decided to go with the sweet approach. I know I don't have to do this but each year I always get the vet staff some type of goodie for a gift. They take such good care of my mouser when I go on trips and at other times so I enjoy doing this.

 

Have a great day. If you shop, shop wisely.

 

**************** "A black cat crossing your path just means that it is going from one place to another." Proud owner of a black cat and a shopper of QVC since the merger with CVN.
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Re: SHOPAHOLICS: ONE DAY AT A TIME (WEDNESDAY,DEC 6)

Good morning ladies, hope all is well.

 

Jean -  Thank you for starting us today, hope your appt. goes well.

 

I am not ordering the TSV either, I do like it but I have something very similar to it already.  Trying to ask myself, do you have something like this before I buy anything.  This usually works, and I have saved myself from extra clutter in the house.  

 

Not much happening here today.  DH s hunting and I am here babysitting my dog.  She was not feeling well last night, so it is easier if I just hang out here to keep an eye out for messes.  I lead such an exciting life.  

 

Well, off to do a few constructive things here.  Hope everyone has a great morning.

 

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Susan--I do hope your dog is feeling better. It is so hard when they can't tell us what is wrong. I live just 5 minutes from the medical facility, so I am back. The appointment was on time and the doctor spent an hour with me going over my history, etc. I do have an infectred left ear as I suspected.

 

I have that SG Turtleneck in brushed liquid knit. I actually like it better than her recent turtleneck tsv.

**************** "A black cat crossing your path just means that it is going from one place to another." Proud owner of a black cat and a shopper of QVC since the merger with CVN.
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Good morning everyone - Jean - thanks for getting us started today, and thank you for thinking of the people in CA with the wild fire danger.  We need rain badly.  It did get around freezing last night so we covered up our lemon tree.  It's also the first night that our heater kicked on.  Hard to believe.  How's Midnight doing?  Susan - My DH's favorite part about hunting is just getting out into the outdoors and enjoy nature for a while.  Hope your DH is enjoying himself too.  I've made two purchases for myself lately, one was another order of knit drawstring pants from Blair, and I also ordered the QVC2 TSV a few days ago that was a portable Bose speaker.  I've been wanting something like that for a while.  Hope it works well.  

 

I just have misc. things to do today, plus I need to bake cookies for our last Bible study meeting before Christmas.  We're having a cookie exchange instead of a potluck this month.  I am planning on making my Mom's old Spritz cookie recipe.  It uses lemon extract instead of vanilla or almond for a light flavor.  Then it's formed into the shape of a star/flower with half a maraschino cherry in the middle and with a bit of sugar sprinkled on top.  They have a very pretty, Christmasy look to them.  Hope they turn out!

 

Oh - and I should mention how hard it is to have a Christmas tree when you have a 9-month-old cat in the house.  Even though we put all unbreakable ornaments on the bottom half of the tree, he tries to climb up the inside of the tree.  Well, why not?  To him it looks like a giant cat toy!  Last night my DH sprayed him with water a couple of times to discourage climbing the tree.  I love Finnegan, but he is a handful.  He finally mastered the trick of "high-five" and now I am working on teaching him to lie down.  

 

Well, better go start baking cookies!  Waves to all of our regulars and visitors alike!  ~  Charlene

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Re: SHOPAHOLICS: ONE DAY AT A TIME (WEDNESDAY,DEC 6)

Hi ladies,

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Re: SHOPAHOLICS: ONE DAY AT A TIME (WEDNESDAY,DEC 6)

Hello all,   I don't have much Christmas shopping to do.  I give the great nieces money (they get toys from everyone else) and my middle sister wants so little.  When I asked her what she wanted for Christmas, she mentioned a $12 framed print (of trees) she saw at a local dollar store.  There are dollar stores all over the place and I wasn't sure where she saw it so I said, when did you go to the dollar store?  She then said she stopped in the one right by my eldest niece's house on the way to visiting her over the weekend.

 

I have Friday off for medical appointments.  I start the day at 9 am with the doctor.  I'm already having performance anxiety about the blood test results and I haven't been poked yet.  I'm having the blood done at my health system this time versus in his office.  He sends blood to a different health system lab and I want to be able to access my results electronically at my hospital portal.

 

I figure, he never reports the screening DX for the blood, even though it's done with my annual preventive care exam.  I get stuck paying for it, one way or the other (deductible) so I want it done somewhere convenient for me.  Plus I get tired of making a trip back to his office to pick up printed copies of the blood work results (I'm nerdy that way and like to have the info).

 

If he's running on time then I will have approx 2 hours between seeing him and the mammogram appointment.  I should be able to squeeze in the blood work and some coffee afterwards (since I will be fasting for the bloodwork) before I have the mammogram.

 

Such excitement, rofl.

 

I will then find that print my sister wants.

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Re: SHOPAHOLICS: ONE DAY AT A TIME (WEDNESDAY,DEC 6)

Good Afternoon and thanks for getting us started, Jean.  Glad you have your favorite doctor back, and I hope you get relief for your ear infection.  No TSV for me either -- I have way too many pots and pans, and that one is too large for one person unless she is doing a bunch of entertaining, which I am not doing.  I do love it, however, and I think it is a good value for those who need/want it.  Nice of you to supply your vet's office with treats. 

 

Hope your dog feels better, and your DH enjoy's his hunting trip, Susan.

 

Those cookies sound great, Charlene.  I make a similar cookie but I have not added the cherries on top.  I may try that this year.  Those fires are awful.  Like Jean, I am sending my prayers that way.  It is getting cooler here as well.  This morning on my walk, I wore my light gloves.  Felt good, and I didn't need to take them off due to the heat.  It has been cloudy lately, and they are saying it will only reach the upper 50's tomorrow (lows in the 30's).  I have become acclimated to our hot weather, so that will feel cold to me.  But, no need to cover fruit trees so far (I don't have any, but many neighbors do).

 

Nice graphic, meallen.  

 

Sounds like you have your medical appointments well planned out, Bernie.  Hope you find the print for your sister.  I am sure she is grateful for all you have done for her this year.

 

Waves to all of our posters and readers.

 

Not sure how much I shared yesterday, but I feel like I have been on a roller coaster with DH.  Last Friday, he was so out of it that I feared he was fading away.  Then, he was gradually better until Monday afternoon when he was very anxious.  Yesterday afternoon, he changed again -- very talkative, noticed other people, etc.  He also told the caregiver that he loved her several times in a row.  Later he told me that he loved me, but it was strange.  This morning, he was very sleepy.  He was smiling and ate lunch pretty well, but  the caregiver told me he was quite anxious in the morning and didn't eat much for breakfast.  Color me confused.  One day at a time is my mantra.

 

Our home owners association is having a little Christmas party this afternoon, and I'm looking forward to attending.

 

Not much else to report.  Hope everyone has a nice evening and sleeps well.

 

Hugs,

 

Linda

 

 

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Charlene--Midnight is doing fine. He has so much energy for a 14 almost 15 year old cat. He doesn't get into the typical mischief for which some cats are noted. He could care less for boxes, decorations, etc. He does like to follow me where ever I go, or when I get my tablet, he triies to interfere with my using it.  It doesn't affect him, however if I get my laptop.  Enjoy those cookies as well as your recent purchases.

 

meallen--Thank you for the lovely graphic.

 

Bernie--You have done some great planning for your medical appointments. Let us hope that they are on time. I have found appointments early in the morning tend to be more on time than those in the afternoon. I also have to have a completee blood work panel done by the next time I see the doctor. I also get a copy of the test results. It isn't being nerdy; it is keeping track of your health.

 

Linda--Someday, the Q will have a TSV designed for the kitchen/cooking needs of a single person. I don't mind giving the vet office and staff treats for Christmas. They  are like famiy to me and take such good care of Midnight. They treat pets as if they were their own. Locally, I can't say that and, as a result, I go 43 miles to this vet practice. The amazing thing is that more and more people are going there. The local vet is more of a specialist in farm animals. I am so sorry about the fluctuations in DH's health; I know this creates stress for you. Prayers and hugs!

 

The treats did arrive at the Post Office, so I got them and put the packages in an apprpriate Christmas box and took them to the vet where I dropped them off.. I then went to the WalMart near there to get needed groceries. It was a beautiful day so I decided to take advantage of it while I was not workinng

 

 

**************** "A black cat crossing your path just means that it is going from one place to another." Proud owner of a black cat and a shopper of QVC since the merger with CVN.