ok. 2 ina row. thanks steve. I will get the others!
good morning all.I had a brief chat with the boss later yesterday, and she apologized for making me feel like an intruder. as for the client, kicker is ...she is my age. has college age children. ?????? I understand and feel badly that I have had to cancel on her twice....in a row. but doesn't some common sense kick in there somewhere? perhaps after she thinks things thru...who knows what may have happened in her day prior to the phone call...right?Olivia has an art class this morning. not sure it will be over the top, but we are going. exploring different type of media such as pastels, etc....then making a book mark.I hope everyone has a great day...before I forget yet again, SANDI your granddaughter is just so cute!!!! I want to just pick her up and snuggle her!!! any word on Ms. Margy yet?light and love to all!
Good Morning Eagle Buds !!!A hearty thank you to STEVE for re-Threading us and to the beautifully feathered JANET for the call over.JO, thanks ever so much for relaying MARGY's message assuring us that she's just very, very busy and will be back! She's a dynamo, like so many of you gals on this blog.Happy Birthday to James The Wise Kidster---can't believe he's 15 already!Stories about work woes remind me that while aging has it's negatives, it also brings with it RETIREMENT, BLESSED RETIREMENT!My goal for the day is to straighten out a Norton snafu. They've billed me twice, once for the current puter system and once for a laptop I've not had for several years. I have to figure out which is which so I don't cancel the wrong one. Hugh could do it in a flash, but I'd love to accomplish it without his help. He's heavily burdened with work and getting set to take off for WI soon. His 90 year old mother must be moved into full nursing care from an assisted living apt.. The facility is insisting that she must be moved on the 29th. He, Julie and Seth will leave for there sometime between the 24th and the 27th, returning by New Year's Day. They're having a friendly debate re:departure date. I've assured them I fully understand! I spent years working in a casino/hotel where I often worked on holidays. Stan and I rarely celebrated T'Day or Christmas on the right day, but we did git er' done! Malcolm will be with Penny n' me and we'll have a jolly good time!Speaking of my dear Stan, he and I were married on this date 29 years ago and had 22 wonderful years together! Well, actually more than that as we dated for over 4 years before we took the leap! I'll always miss him.Love and Prayers for all in need!!!♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
Here is our wedding picture. I haven't changed a bit!☺☺☺
Happy Anniversary KAY.You sound just like you look.Energetic, fun living, big heart and very curious Blessed Be your 26 years with your mate and Best Friend.
Wow! Good morning on this fresh new thread and Janet I see your arm isn't incapacitated as far as grabbing Feathers! lolThank you Steve and have a good work day! Kay, the picture of you and Stan is of a beautiful couple and YES you look today as good as you did many years ago! ♥
Good morning Hoda - I need to read back a thread to be sure you all saw my Margy email report. BBIAM
OK, laundry done. Too early to vacuum, bathroom cleaned...Yoga and dentist.Not too bad really.Going to the dentist means I can have a desert afterwards!
Yes JO!Saw your post aboyt MARGYTHANK YOU JO!Would not hurt to bring it over!
FROM Last Evening's Thread:Email from Margy late this evening.Very very busy with work, college-level [work-related....] class every Mon and Tues 6-9 pm since middle of October, Family,stepdaughter and her father camevisiting since Dec 7. James the Wise 15th b-day tomorrow. And dozen of other small things are keeping her busy. Margy is alive and well and busy. She'll return when things slows down.
Thinking of SANDI as she meets with HR to arrange for next year.
FB Eagle Cam site has pics of our Royal couple's visit this morning.7:04am visit started - In and Out - 7:30am or so.
Thanks for your nice compliments, girls! I was about a month shy of 49 in the pic--I wore that easy care curly "do" for a number of years, but am now enjoying my very grey Judy Dench every bit as much!
HODA, enjoy that post-dental office dessert! I'm thinking of SANDI, too. Hope it all goes well and is a great stress reliever for her!
One is arid and sometimes harshThe other is moist and abundant!DesertDessertThank you KAY.Will certainly enjoy dessert... Dark chocolate fair trade organic vegan and gluten free... No sugar either!!! Yum yum yum!!!
Good morning.Thank you Steve for the mid-week thread.Congratulations Janet. You're getting quite the headdress of feathers.So happy to know Margy is just very busy. Between work and family visit, she's more than over-booked.Happy Birthday to James the Wise. Will send an ecard via Margy.Kay, what a lovely picture. Just betting you look as beauteous ala Judy Dench as you did 26 years ago. Enjoy the happy memories. Good luck with Norton.Safe travels for Hugh and Julie and Seth. May the move for his mom be an easy one.Hoda, I too am thinking of Sandi and hoping there will be no drama regarding her plan. Enjoy your dessert.Enjoy the last of the morning. BBL
Checking in from school to find a new thread. Easy day here - 1/3 of the kids on our team are at the high school having a dress rehearsal for the chorus/band program tomorrow night. Teachers don't want to cover new material with so many kids missing so everyone is doing review/fun stuff, which means my kids don't need support. So I am catching up on paperwork (and emails - shhh, don't tell my lovely principal).Up to this point, I have only scheduled myself to be in my BFF's classroom one period a day and have assigned paras to cover the other 2 periods that have special ed. kids in them. Sadly, several of my kids in one of the classes are not doing well in ELA. One of the kids who isn't doing well is the young lady whose mom is suing the district.So, I am going to have to trade places with the para who is in that ELA class so I am there to provide the support. The change starts January 5th. It means I will be in ELA 2 class periods per day - back to back! Makes me nauseous to think of spending 2 hours of every day with a teacher I don't like, respect, or get along with, but the kids' success comes before my preferences. This could get interesting!Will check in after school with news about my meeting with the personnel director.Later!
Hello on lunch and find a fresh =thread THANKS FOR THE NEW ONE STEVE
Hi there Sandi and Judy!
Good afternoon,Kathryn found that one of the poser cords does work with her laptop, so I am happily typing away. Went to PT this morning--it's the last one on my schedule, but I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow. PT guy told me to come over after I'm finished with the doctor so he can go over things with me. Funny you should mention practicing, Judie. Only once did he mention practicing at home, and that was for just one of the exercises. Today he asked how much I'd been practicing. Didn't want to say, "But you didn't tell me to practice," so I said I'd practiced a little, which was true, but very little. Doctor has said I should join a gym and keep practicing, and that sounds like a good plan, so I will be looking into it. I have a friend who goes to the Y and another one who goes to Gold's Gym, where I have a discount via AARP.
Good to know Margy is keeping busy, but we are missing her. Will be interested to hear about Sandi's meeting this afternoon.
Hey Shirley, check into the Y for exercise. Frank goes to a county recreation center and it has lots of equipment. Very inexpensive and you don't have to be intimidated by the exercise addicts with the "perfect" bodies.Sandi, how very unfortunate about the schedule. So sorry. Maybe something will change. Hope so.Going to grill chicken tonight. Need to think of something as a go-along with. Well, I think putting my feet up will help my brain conjure up some possibility.BBL
Got a phone call from the personnel director at 1:25 saying that she was tied upand had to cancel our 1:30 meeting. I cannot tell you how disappointed I am. Meeting is now set for 1:30 tomorrow.Judie, sadly there is no other choice but for me to work with the kids in this particular class who are doing poorly, even though I dislike the teacher and the thought of being in her room for 2 hours a day. They are "my kids," my responsibility. My most important job is to make sure "my kids" move on to 9th grade in June. My special ed. chair knows how much I dislike the ELA teacher and she would never have told me what to do. It was MY decision. It's about doing the right thing.Need to make a grocery list and hit the grocery store. Later! BTW, sorry I forgot to check in again this morning!
JUDIE, the Norton transaction was a breeze, at least if it really works as I was guaranteed by someone akin to Peggy (Peggy Sue?). I did receive an e-confirmation, but I won't be convinced til' mid-January that the right puter was cancelled. Somehow I always imagine such items of business are going to more complicated than they really are.SANDI, as usual you are putting the kids ahead of any angst you may suffer. What you do is a real calling and I admire you so much!The kids have finalized travel plans. They'll leave here early afternoon on Christmas Day and return by late evening, Tuesday, the 30th. All subject to change when dealing with a 90 year old mom/Nana. So, we'll have our usual Christmas Eve dinner and gift exchange and that makes me very happy!SHIRLEY, I don't know if you enjoy swimming pools, but I'm loving aquatic exercises and I wonder if your Gold's and the Y have that available. While bowling is moving and better than nothing, it isn't really an over all good exercise, so I can understand the need for something more. I also empathize with anyone who doesn't really like exercise--I envy the way my kids and grands are attuned to exercise and nutrition--wish I'd known about the benefits a lot earlier. As a kid, especially growing up in Tucson, I got a lot more fresh air and exercise than kids today do, but it pretty much came to a grinding halt once I was grown and no longer had my own kiddies to keep up with.
Howdy eagle partners Home from workas if you couldn't tell LOL Its 69° and its so nice out
HODA they were in the nest a little after7 right after I got to work and set up the lap top in the office they showed up got a couple of pic but not a lot
Oooh, JUDY, rub it in, rub it in! It's 28° here right now with a stiff wind which makes it feel like 0° to me! Much the same expected for the next week, but with a fairly dry outlook--I'm definitely NOT dreaming of a White Christmas since I'll have two dogs to walk for a few days.
196 votes for Blizzard Bear
Eagle visit has begun
Right now they both look so skinny!
The visit was short just had time to grab their party hats LOL
Hi Kay,I know the Y has a pool. My friend swims there every day. There are two branches of the Y in the area. We're approximately halfway between them. I hear the Gold's Gym has a pool as well. I have a "Silver Sneaker" card that I hear is good for some kind of deal there. My friend there says they have special exercise sessions for senior citizens there. Gold's is closer.
KAY I forgot to say it was 77° today It was awesome OH where is the salt LOL I am in rare form today LOL Its my FRIDAY
Oh my goodness, I surely hope I do not have to prove I'm not a robot with that mess of letters below this comment. I hate those things.
SHIRLEY you don't have to enter the numbers just hit publish like before
something is wrong with the blog also did you notice when you try to exit I ask you are you sure you want to leave the page
Yes JUDYE I got the question are you sure you want to leave this page!!' I think it is because we are not filling the robot section!!!
Howdeeeeee! Eight coffee cakes baked! Seven in the freezer and one ready to mail tomorrow!I am tired!Tried to view the cam today but all I got was a black screen. Something is wrong!45 and we got a wee bit of rain this afternoon. Jack is still working in the yard and the leaves are going away slowly but surely!
Good almost late evening all.Kay, glad Peggy was able to resolve the Norton issue. Hope it stays fixed.Sandi, I am so in touch with your need to put students first. I guess I was just hoping that some other option might be possible for you.
Heading for the pillows early tonight. Had a lot of stuff to take care of, paper work, etc. Tired.Sandperson has almost finished packing a satchel of sleepy dust. Departing soon.Restful sleep for all.
Good evening to all ♥Judy, FB also will ask if you want to leave the page. I am constantlybeing asked here on the blog... Iwould assume it has something to dowith the "Prove you're not a robot"setting. Steve said he had not changed any of the settings.. Perhapsit is related to Google? I just click on Leave Page.
Lolly - sorry you had a black cam.It was up and running all day. At times when it hits the 30sec refreshit does go black. You can bring it back with the F5 key. However I don't think if your using your phone that you have an F5 key.
Off I go to bed!Goodnight to all ♥SED & AOYP**Tori did go home today
Oh, I did not enter the numbers, Judy. I commented because all of a sudden one of those impossible-to-to read series of numbers popped up. I hate those. I'm getting ready to head upstairs, so I am going to wish everyone SED. I'll return tomorrow.
Good Evening!Glad to hear that Margy is OK, and just very, very busy. Been missing her!Hoda, congratulations to you and to Nelson folks for all the funds raised for some very worthy causes!It's been cold and cloudy here today, after some very hard rain last night. Haven't had to turn on the sprinklers in well over a week! By the way, I'm LOVING this rainy weather! I could easily live in Washington state. Ken hates it, though.Need to head for the living room and watch TV with Emma for a while. Ken got tired, and just went to bed.Hope everyone has a good rest-of-the-evening, and a good day tomorrow. God bless, and goodnight. Prayers for everyone.I ♥ us!!!
I was on the computer, Jo. Will try again tomorrow. Not going to be so busy tomorrow. Going to wrap presents tomorrow and then bake again Friday. My feet and back are tired tonight!Night all! SED!!
Goodorming my eagle friends - Thursday. 2 more this week, 2 more next week.Tee hee, this morning, there are no house numbers below the comment box - there is the statement "Please prove you're not a robot" and then a box to check that says, "I'm not a robot."Have agreat day all. Will report in about my meeting but it will be later b/c I have a nail appt. after school.
Judy, enjoy your "weekend."
Good sunshiny morning.Berry nest is MT. Our nest has black screen. Decorah has a nice camera setup and looks like a frosty morning there.Going to putter around this morning. May visit the library this afternoon.Lolly is ahead of me. I will start baking cookies this weekend. Oh, do plan to make a Chess pie today. Never made one. Will report success or not.Jo, thank you for the Tori update. Just cannot get over what an amazing young woman she is.Wishing everyone a great morning.
Good morning! I am up and on the computer earlier than usual as I have not read the paper.Still just have a black screen on the still cam. What player do we need to see the cam? Something on my computer is apparently not set correctly. HELP!!Jack is still asleep. May have to go down and get the paper myself. Oh, no!Sorry you have two days next week, Sandi. Tomorrow Laurel, Joey and the boys are OUT! The will arrive here Christmas Eve morning and stay until Friday sometime. Yay!I have 15 cousins on my mother's side of the family. We were all raised close together. We are all doing great except for my cousin, Norm. He is the one that the surgeon made a mistake and he suffered strokes. They are still coming to terms with this. One aunt had 5 children. The spouses of my 5 cousins are in a bad way. One wife had breast cancer, but is a survivor. However, one wife (who I am close to) has brain cancer, one husband (lives close in Denton) will learn today if the tumor that was removed from his leg is cancer, and the wife of another died in her sleep Sunday. Cause...cancer! 5th wife of cousin I think is okay. Prayers, please, for Sims family. It is really a rough time for them. Flo, who has brain cancer is putting up the good fight. She is part of a study and is under going an experimental treatment.Hear Jack stirring!If anyone has a suggestion for the still cam let me know!
Good morning all.I think the camera needs a restart.I am still housing a small critter (appears to be a chipmunk)in my TV room. It isn't wildly trying to escape. It has sprung the trap a few times and knocked a couple of things over, but quiet for the most part. If there are no live capture results today, my cat will be called upon to remedy the situation. After all, he started this situation.I hesitate to do any Christmas baking, because I end up eating most of it and my waistline can attest to that fact. Last year I made some cookies that had Andes Candies bits that were very good. I couldn't find the bits this year, but got some mint chocolate chips I may be forced to use...
Still cam frozenSending email now as I just signed in
Still cam was ok all day yesterday and photos of the visit yesterday around 5:00pm were taken. Must have frozen yesterday 12/17 late evening 10:30:06 pm hour.
Good Morning Eagle Buds !!!JO, you're "johnny on the spot" as usual---thank you! We DO love seeing our eagles!SANDI, hoping the rescheduled meeting does occur and that all will be well for you!LYNNE1, what a frustrating little critter you're hosting. I can understand if you resort to letting the cat do it's natural instinct thing. You've given it your best shot!LOLLY,mega-prayers for the Sims family!!! JUDIE, good luck with that Chess pie! I'm predicting it will be scrumptious!TORI's progress is amazing! Would like to hear more from SHAR, our other new Hip-ster! Hope she's doing well, too!!!Penny sez it's time for her second walk of the day. We'll bundle up as it's only 27°. Brrr.Love and prayers for all in need!♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
Good Morning Eagle Buds
Gotta go do some running around before Jordyn performance tonight Angie popped it on my she wants me to pick her up etc I sure wish I knew then I wouldn't have slept in
Good late morning to all ♥Sounds like it is baking cookie timefor some - Lolly, all those coffeecakes really make the best presents!May your trip to the grocery storebe as entertaining as thishttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H965m0Hkk5M
SANDI I also got the different box but only after I was playing around with the other box being a smart butt
but I don't have the # just the silly box that says IM not a robot and a check box no numbers but if I click on the box it does give me numbers to type but you don't have to type them
tee hee - I'm not a robot!But do I need to check it with each comment?
TORI DATEVictoria Chakwin: Stiff. But I'm overall okay. The muscles and incision are probably the worst and relearning how to properly walk so as not to dislocate my joint
Sharon UPDATE Yesterday at 7:29am · Bluefield, WV ·Slept in my bed last night. Didn't sleep the best but grateful nonetheless. Pain seems to be a little worse but I'm getting my staples out today so hopefully that will help. Make a great day.Staple removal = 33 bee stings. That crap hurt.
Good Morning.PRAYERS FOR SIMS. Sorry LOLLY. Nice trip to the grocery store JO!Talented.I guess it is important to get frequent confirmations we are not robots!
Rather a comforting affirmation!" I Am Not A Robot "Puts the responsibility on me to stay present in the moment and to be aware!Ha ha ha!Who would have thunk it!
Thanks for relaying the TORI and SHAR condition reports, JO!!! Both have an optimistic outlook and that goes a long way toward healing.
Again, I have ignored the "robot" messages from the get go and have published successfully every time.
Ha ha ha ha!Falling of my seat laughing!" ReCaptcha " The rest of the "I Am Not A Robot " box says!Same like " I Pahk the Cah in the Havhad Yahd"WICKED GOOD!!!This is so funny!So once we fall off in robot behaviour we must RECAPTURE ourselves!!!Could this be STEVE'S humour?Does he speak Bostonian???LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!
Off my seat Not of!
Joy joy joy joySo much JOY!So happy for SHAR and TORI.The world is full of goodness.GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME
good almost afternoon to all.chilly damp day here. have no desire to leave the house. slept in. livvy is doing school work at this time.I have a few things to do, mostly quiet things. still spending time icing the shoulder and stretching it.its weird having this much time off!hope everyone is having a good day. thinking of each of you and holding you close in my heart and thoughts! :)
Taking a break from Christmas wrapping. My back was starting to hurt. Wonder how long bows will last on the packages? Wrapping on a card table and until now no problem with Skippi. However, I was just attempting to work with some ribbon and she decided to "help"!Jo, thinking I should make my own video on how to wrap a cat. Dear Skippi would definitely not be cooperative! Would be hilarious!I ignore the robot box and tap orange publish. No problem!
I think this blog has an error and that is why we get the robot thingy. I am ready for an update on blogging. One where we could put pictures on easily! Keyword.....easy!
in and out Jordyn is in room fully dressed I am making grilled cheese for her Get something in belly before the performance I don't think the school even considers such things as kids get out at 310 have to be back at 5Lucky I live close to the school also Angie will go there straight from work and Carl also we will have three vehicles but no one will be late this way
NCTC IT is check out the cam now...
********************************** Still Cam isUP & RUNNING
Thank you NCTC IT !
Thank you NCTC ITThank you JOEmpty nest.
YO!!!eagle in the nest!!
Judie, what is a Chess pie? Are you looking for a Siamese cat?Looks like Belle in the nest...just standing in the middle.
Got all my shopping done last night...just some small things and a couple of items for Larry. Got every but 3 things wrapped before last night...when I ran out of paper!We had our Christmas party today at work...I am stuffed! Lots of good cooks here.Played a different version of a Thieves Christmas...the one where everyone brings in a gift...then you pick one out...you can keep or steal someone else's gift...the gifts we had to bring in were something from home that we didn't want...people brought in some great stuff!
Eagle in the nest. Think it is Shep.
Heading home to Eburg on Christmas Eve and staying until Sunday the 28th...Glad Margy is alive and well!
Finally have the cam up and there are our two beautiful eagles! I am so habby! LOL
Have wrapped a lot of presents, most in fact! Taking an eagle break!
Found a roll of ribbon in the living room, it trailed all the way to the Michael bedroom. the wrapping room. Hmmmmm?? LolOne poofed!
2nd eagle poofed!
Two poofed, but I am thrilled I finally got on at the right time. Yay me!Back to wrapping!
Dinner over. Scullery in order.Paula, Chess Pie is a southern staple. Similar to a custard pie but not as wiggly. Tasty and something different. My first attempt. Turned out to be successful for a non-baker.Off to put my feet up for a few. Never got to the newspaper today. Did get out and captured four library books. BBL
Good evening all! Hopping on the blog later than I expected b/c Denny, Kevin and I went out to dinner to celebrate that I will no longer be a teacher after this school year! :) 107 teacher days left!!!The personnel director said that I will maintain my teaching position until a para position opens up in late spring or early summer, so I am at no risk of not having a job next year. Once I accept a para position, the board will approve my resignation from my teaching position at the same meeting where they approve my para position, so I will only be "without a job" for about a minute.She also said that she will do her best to assign me to my current school, since my preference is to stay where I have been for the past 8 1/2 years and said that, if she couldn't, she will assign me to a school no farther from home than my current school. She couldn't have been nicer.It was an especially nice day b/c my BFF got herself in deep hot water with the administration by being rude to one of my special ed. students and to the special ed. department chair (I wasn't in the room when it happened, only heard about it from the department chair who was "verbally attacked." My BFF spent her planning time getting ANOTHER written reprimand placed in her file. Yes Virginia, there IS a Santa Claus!Stayed up too late last night watching the Survivor season finale so I will be in bed very early tonight. The kids really haven't been too bad - I hope I can say that for another 3 days!Goodnight all! Thanks for sending that positive energy my way!
Good evening,Chess pie sounds wonderful, Judie. I'll be right over. Glad things are working out for you Sandi. Maybe you will not have to deal with your BFF next year. We can always hope.
Good late evening - I am about to close down for the day ♥Paula - good to see you here. So you will be in Emmtsbg for the holidays.Hope all your family gets together.Lolly I am happy that Ms Skippi isbehaving herself around the tree. BTWyour tree is beautiful!
My doctor has scheduled arthroscopic knee surgery for me in mid January. It's not a major procedure--not knee replacement. He has said I can cancel if I decide I am doing better, but my knee just keeps aching. He actually said he could do it before the first of the year, but I don't see how I can manage that right now, so I chose to wait a little while.
Sandi - Sounds as though there will be better times coming your way.Awesome - sleep well!
Goodnight to all and may you haveSED and I hope the AOYP stay the night.
Time for me to say good night and head upstairs. I will see you fine people tomorrow. SED.
Good night, Jo.
Checking in to find that Sandi has had a banner day with good things happening. What a relief! So happy for you.Leftover Chess pie, Shirley, just in case you can't sleep. That type of knee surgery is supposed to be an easy fix. Athletes have it all the time and are back playing in days.Wishing Tori and Shar continued quick healing and complete recovery.
Sandperson is packed and ready to depart. Night light is on. Restful sleep for all.
Good Morning Eagle Buds Just had to say that since I am still awake and it 12am now LOL I am waiting for the silly sandman
I tired uploading the video on the blog but it tells me its to big Odd I don't know why it would be saying that I will upload to YouTube and hopefully they won't delete it due to copyright I put no copyright infringement intended in the title
will post it tomorrow So cute today after I picked Jordyn up we came here and I had fixed her a grilled cheese sandwich she had put a post it note on the plate a thank you for the snack OMA I thought that was just the cutest I don't remember Angie learning this stuff in Kindergarten making sentences up LOL Times have changed I guess They have a diary at school that they have to write a sentence daily with a picture
I think my sleepy time tea is starting to hit now Security system is armed please be sure to use your code if out past curfew Well I'm calling it a day SED ♥AOYPSee ya in the am ☼ at Sycamore Sunrise Cyber CafeBless this Nestand all ♀ ♥ ♂ whom watch it at Sycamore Palace Healing thoughts forthose in need"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone is fighting some kind of battle."
Happy for you, Sandi that all went well.Shirley,sorry your knee is not getting better.Laurel has a tooth infection. She has a crown and has had a root canal but the tooth has cracked all the way down and is infected. So, antibiotics, then the tooth pulled and and implant put in. Then a crown installed. Poor Laurel. It not hurting really badly, it is just they can not afford this! Why? Why. Why?Heading to bed soon. Night all! SED!
ok video got done quick so I am posting it with a few picJordyn Christmas performance short video and pictures
Goodorming my eagle friends - TGIF!!Lolly, I can imagine that dental bill!! I know how much just a crown costs, but an implant and then a crown? Wow!Shirley, hope the knee will fix itself before surgery time.For sure, I will have an extra bounce in my step today! Have agreat day all.
Sorry about the dental problems for Laurel, Lolly. I'm hoping my root canals hold on. I did have dental insurance back when I was teaching, but not anymore.Nice to know you're feeling bouncy, today, Sandi.
Love all those Santa hats, Judy!
Good Morning Eagle Buds !!!JUDY, Jordyn shines! She obviously loves to perform and I just love to see a bunch of uninhibited kids on stage.SHIRLEY, one way or another it sounds like a healthy knee is in your future! Modern medicine amazes again.LOLLY, so sorry Laurel is in agony with a tooth. Is there no dental insurance with her job or Joey's? Lousy time of the year to have that going on, both in terms of pain and financially.SANDI, glad you were heading for work with a happy heart! The end of the tunnel is now in sight!PAULA, love it when you pop in and bring us up to date with your doin's!I've procrastinated all week and now absolutely must go to Kroger today. Want to stock up for the next two weeks as I'll not like having to go out much once Malcolm is with us.Love and prayers for all in need!!!♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
Good morning.Grey and overcast this morning. Another dreary day.Belle was in the nest a few minutes ago.Lolly, very sorry for Laurel. Tooth pain is so miserable. Hope she can get relief soon.Kay, as I remember, this time of year in your territory requires staying prepared with provisions. Malcolm and Penny have certain expectations such as food. lolShirley, hope that knee settles down for the holidays. Is the cane still helping? Yippee! Sandi's last day of school for 2014. Raising my coffee cup in a toast to survival. So happy her plans have worked out for the remaining year.JudyE, Jordyn's note is so sweet. Lucky you.
Good Red Friday morning to all ♥Eagle Alert
Our eagle is still in thecenter of the nest
Flew the coop MT nest
Going to have lunch with a gal pal.Wishing everyone a lovely morning.
***************************BLIZZARD BEAR 199 VOTESVote now!Need 200 !*******************************
Sandi is getting there but she did say "2 more next week" THENshe will really celebrate with all her travels for Christmas visits.
Good morning still for 30 min now JO I got the 200 for Blizzard Bear now
THANKS JUDYI think we can keep this going until March 31
Heading to have lunch with Angie then I get Jordyn and then when Angie get off of work we will go to WalleyWorld to shop for Carl and Tommy
just thought I would tell you I put Jordyn note on the link from above of the Christmas show of hers so if you want to see a kindergarten note check it out she misspelled Thanks and Thek They are taught to spell it like it sounds but you should correct them That I don't understand at all
see ya later
Afternoon, all :)Heading to Rehoboth for the weekend.
Howdeeeeee!Have finished my wrapping and now started Lollypaloozing!Bank robbery in town, two officers with non life threatening gun shots. Suspect in custody! Two exciting for our small town. This is the bank where I go for church banking., yikes!Laurel is having her tooth extracted Jan 5. Dr has said she can hold off on antibiotics until after Christmas. He said it WILL upset her stomach. Lovely! They also told her they will not do the implant until 4 months later. She has insurance but it is lousy. She said her last crown still coast $700.Time to get busy! So much to do!
201 on Blizzard Bear now I just peeked
came home waiting for Angie to call to meet her at Wally World was going to the park but all a sudden I got a belly ache and came home Jordyn is cool with that Had a belly ache for two hours till 2am last night also
Good late afternoon.Had a really nice lunch with my friend and former student.Now to try to make myself presentable for Kennedy Center. Jospeh and the Amazing Technicolor Coat. Interesting as the Osmonds are at another theater.JudyE, sorry you had a tummy bug but glad it didn't last. Paula, safe travels and have a wonderful weekend.Lolly, sorry Laurel has to wait. I'm sure she will be fine.I can't vote for Glo's picture but really happy others have boosted the vote number to 200. How can she not win?Okay, everyone have a terrific evening.
PIP WATCH at NE fl eagle cam starting today Ozzie and Harriett
Well good afternoon, almost evening your time.Higher elevations have snow. The passes are miserable. Very happy I have no plans to be on the highway at all for the holidays. We have rain in town. It gets chilly in the evening but during day time I am not even wearing my light gloves!I was always taught that if it looks like I have a large margin of victory to ease off do I would not humiliate the opposition. I voted regularly till the 180 mark, then started to ease off. Now I do not vote at all.If it looks like anyone is getting within 100 points of our Gloria, let me know and I will start to vote again. Let us keep the link handy, JO and JUDYE.
Watching for our EAGLESHoping for a visit.........
EagleAlert Aren't they beautiful, Hoda
EAGLES OUT!They arrived togetherThey left together4 minutes
Will put pictures on FB I hope JUDYE takes them to the album.Thank you JUDYE in advance.Glad you called it JO
Jo has pictures on FB too.Was very happy to watch with you JOsafe travels PAULA.Enjoy the KENNEDY CENTRE JUDIE.JANET hope you are healing well.LOLLY, glad LAUREL has insurance. A crown here costs 1500$!!! Not too cheap!!'I continue to pay for dental insurance. Worth it by my figuring. They clean my teeth twice a year. They X-ray once every two years. They want to do it once a year and I say no thank you.In effect I go to the optometrist and dentist twice a yearTo the medical doctor as many times as I want. Usually I think of a reason to go in on the change of the season.
at Angies voted Blizzard Bear 202 now
funny store went to Walmart to meet Angie there she said the closest one to her house because there are two near mine house and she ended up going to the one there instead of the one near her house Miss communication big time so no xtra discount on this purchase for her to far to drive to my area and then back silly girl
201 on the votes not 202
Carl is giving the dogs a bath for tomorrow Christmas party here and Jordyn is in her bedroom funny she hardly plays in her toy room any longer just her bed room she has a small princes castle in it and is satisfied playing with it Angie is thinking about converting the toy room into a office area being she really isn't in there at all Will wait and see may be just a faze
While I was at the Walmart I got a picture on my cell phone I forwarded to Angie to post on FB Thousands of birds Apparently they show up every sunset that is where swamp land was and they use to eat the larva of mosquitoes no longer there but they still show up
ok signing off from here talk at ya later
good evening to all.JUDYE: hope you are over that stomach bug!!! its been a busy day. I finished up shopping. I ran to Walmart and got some done this morning, but it aggravated my shoulder, so when tom got home this afternoon I had him run me to a couple other of places. the majority of our wrapping is done...just a couple more to do.one of them was running over to our vet's. we had a big bag of dog food and a big bag of cat food for the noah's ark foundation. that felt good. dr. k ran out and gave us both a hug.livvy is spending the weekend at her sisters....so it is quiet here this weekend. I am up for that. no plans to speak of. I am missing work. but I know I have to let this shoulder heal. I've seen therapists have to end their career due to shoulder injuries. and although it is feeling some better, there is still quite a lot of pain. the doc supposedly had another script called in to my pharmacy, but nothing as of yet. if this doesn't do it, he will want an MRI. I can concur with that. I need to know exactly what is going on so we can take care of it. anyway, that's the latest and greatest here.hope everyone has a great evening!(((hugs)))
Going to close down earlyEveryone take careGoodnight to all ♥
Hello eagle buds just got home from kids house Time for me to hit the hay I am so sleepy maybe having a shot of salted caramel did that lOL
Hi everyone.Home from a very nice performance. Going to watch some news before the pillows.Janet, sure hope the shoulder feels better in the morning. At least you have your holiday shopping/wrapping almost done.Sounds as if JudyE had quite a day. Wonder if she needs some princess time?
Picture are put in the EM album on Yahoo HODA/JOSecurity system is armed please be sure to use your code if out past curfew Well I'm calling it a day SED ♥AOYPSee ya in the am ☼ at Sycamore Sunrise Cyber CafeBless this Nestand all ♀ ♥ ♂ whom watch it at Sycamore Palace Healing thoughts forthose in need"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone is fighting some kind of battle."
Sandperson and Jufie are in the upstairs hall closet. They seem to be a bit put out because we arrived home earlier than expected. Wonder what they were plotting?Think I just heard the satchel being dragged down the stairs. That means Sandperson is about to depart.Restful sleep for all.
Good Morning Eagle Buds!!!Guess I the early bird today--but I want no worms---a nice hot cup of coffee and some wheat toast with butter n' jam will do nicely.Temps still hanging in there at about 28 day and night, so will soon be bundling up and taking the adorable sweatered Penny out for her morning constitutional.Not much planned for the day, but hope Seth will join me this evening a lasagna dinner, Prairie Home Companion and some British TV via PBS.JUDIE, so glad you're feeling up to outings like the night at Kennedy Center. Jufie must have upset the Sandperson a bit as I was short changed a bit and am up and at em' way too early!! Am requesting an super-sized dose tonight to make up for it, please. Thinking of SHAR and TORI as they continue to recoup and of the "J" sisters, one with an upset tummy, the other with a shoulder injury. Prayers for all of them as well as for JO and anyone else in need of healing or comforting.♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
Of course, I shouldn't have started naming names as I'm sure to forget someone----also holding SHIRLEY and her testy knee and LOLLY's Laurel and her achey tooth in my thoughts and prayers.
Good Morning Eagle Buds
Goodorming Kay, Judy, and all my eagle friends. Kay it's great to see you as an early bird this AM! My 2 kids woke up at 5:30 this AM - those little toenails clicking on the hardwood floors!!Judie, Joseph is one of my all time favorites! When Kevin was in 2nd grade, I took him to see a production of The Wizard of Oz at the middle school where Brian was on the tech crew. Kevin announced from his seat that, when he got to middle school, he would be ON the stage. And indeed he was - from 6th grade through 12th grade and then he was a music theatre major at Shenandoah Conservatory. So he was always my date at the theatre since Denny isn't a fan.My "drama" yesterday was that I was called out of class to give a recorded statement to 2 men from district office who are involved in a "formal investigation" into my BFF. I don't normally wish for bad things to happen to people, but I certainly hope the investigation leads to her being fired. I believe she is mentally ill and should not be allowed to continue harming kids!Christmas cookie baking for me today. Have agreat day all.
BOTH EAGLES IN THE NEST!
SHEP HAS LEFT, BELLE SEEMS TO BE SNUGGLED DOWN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NEST.
Good morning, Will found the missing box of Christmas ornaments. Now we can finish decorating.
Must get birdseed today. Many hungry birds out there. Titmice. Woodpeckers. Very noisy jays.
Hi Kay,I like to picture you and the adorable sweatered Penny strolling along the streets of Columbus. I am smiling. A small victory for me yesterday. Two months ago, I got a diagnosis of diabetes. I was shocked. "Eat less, exercise, and come back in 2 months," he said. I have been working at that. Not so much exercise, as the next thing that happened was that my knee got all messed up. Anyway, I did lose 10 pounds and my blood sugar level dropped below the danger point. The doctor was pleased. But I must be careful.
good morning to all. an amazing thing is happening at the moment...the sun is out! we haven't had sun in over 2 weeks. sure is welcomed! however, more clouds are scheduled to move in later.tom and I have a plan today. since Olivia is at her sister's til tomorrow, we are going to construct her large gift today. we bought her a day bed. so we (mostly he) will take apart the loft bed and replace it with the day bed. put a big bow on it, maybe.other than that, not a lot. tom said he has to go out for a bit and shop. i'm gonna hang here at the house and work on some paintings I think.hope everyone has a great day!
Ah, now a junco has joined the bird congregation in the backyard. Been wondering where he was.
We will be having an ecumenical celebration this year. Will's girlfriend Stephanie is Jewish. She says she will bring a dreidel. I will go in search of Hanukkah items.
Bed building. Nesting. Sounds like a good plan, Janet.
And now a cute little chickadee.
And a lady cardinal.
SHIRLEY, turn about is fair play, now you've brought a smile to my face. I love thinking of your family enjoying an ecumenical holiday---what a wonderful experience and example for young Mr. Hunter!And, I'm so proud of you for taking the doctor seriously and bringing DiabetesII under control without meds. That is a major victory!! I took that same route when diagnosed with it 7 years ago, losing some weight, increasing exercise and being very careful to read labels and change eating habits. It works and becomes very easy--a new normal!Penny brushed to close to something with nettles on it and now I must pick a bunch of them off her sweater. First time that's happened in the three winters we've spent together. Glad none were attached to her fur.
SANDI, good to hear your BFF is being investigated. Can't imagine why this hasn't happened before, but better late than never. Guess we can credit the new principal for something constructive! Now he needs to take some "sense of humor classes".
Thanks for the encouraging words, Kay. I will keep trying. I enjoy sweet things, but I really do not usually crave them that much. Just once in a while. Yuck! Nettles. Not fun to remove. It promises to be a quiet evening. Hunter is with his dad tonight. Kathryn has a party to attend. She must create some kind of ugly sweater. She has a pretty sweater she is going to try to transform. I have plenty to occupy myself this evening. Just need to pick up a few things.
Good news about the BFF, Sandi. I hope things work out there.
Good morning! Yep, still morning here! Need to start moving around. I am so slow in the mornings!Jack is in wrapping presents. hee hee! So I need to get with some baking. Pumpkin rolls today are on the list. I give them to neighbors. I have laid out my plans for each day until Christmas. Have a lot of cooking to do.Shirley, glad you got the sugar level under control. Both my brother and sister have to watch it and both take meds. My levels have always been great. They really have weight problems, too and I have been able to control mine. Once I got up where I did not want to be but lost that 40 pounds and have been able to keep it down. They both have knee and back problems, weight does not help there either. Skippi has decided that bows on packages are her target but not a serious problem, YET!Gloomy here and all the rain promised us add up to about 3 or 4 tenths! Sigh..... However, the sun is supposed to appear soon and be great all week. Really wish it would be cooler. 47 right now.Sandi, so happy that teacher is being investigated! Hope she is out of there soon!!! So hard to get rid of bad teachers.Gotta get busy! Have a great day!
Good afternoon.Yuck! Yet another gray and overcast and cold day. Is it winter?Shirley, congratulations. We must compare notes as I, too, have numbers that fluctuate between not-so-good and fine. Diet will be the easiest to tackle. Enjoy the evening of quiet. Please keep us posted on your ecumenical holiday.Sandi, as I read your comments about the BFF, I could not keep from imagining the grin on your face as you answered questions. Hope the interview was not video-taped. lol I think we all think agree that BFF should not be with children.Kay, Sandperson sends an apology. Claims Jufie was the culprit. Well....Not much going on here today. Just some paperwork and emails. Missed our eagles' visit but did catch brunch at the Berry nest.BBL
Good Afternoon to all ♥Had a visit and some decorating with Jenny. We didn't do as much decorating as in past years. The inside Megan wreath gives the housea Christmasy smell.Today I'm getting things around the house in order. Monday is a dinnerhere for Christine & family. They are driving back home on Christmas Eve - this will be the 1st Christmas in their new home.BBL
HELLO eagle buds HOME from work but can't stay only came home to change out of work cloths going to Angie annual party Hope to be home not to late work day tomorrow or should I call in sick HMMMM
LOLPoofed as soon as I gave the alert
Good Afternoon Dear Eagle Buds! Had to take a time out to get on here!Last week got all the cards and packages out for mailing. We had a Park Xmas Luncheon yesterday--pot luck! Unbelievable variety of dishes. One of our hunter guys makes venison meatloaf. This year he put corn kernels, carrots & peas in it and said it was a vegetarian dish!Greg K. made a cake and it wasn't chocolate!!!!!!! He said the NFWS webinar program he did on Rice and Rails should be broadcast soon. He will let us know or we can always get in touch w/NCTC Matthew Paterson.Today I am finally trying to do some in house decorating. Have up my ceramic light-up tree. Have to be careful when you have a boisterous young cat!Getting hungry~~~~ Pleasnt Evening to All☺
Hello my eagle budlets. Thought I would check in. Getting stronger everyday. Some days there is more pain than others. Tomorrow, Donna aka Mauley is stopping by for a visit. I am so excited. I love us!!
Evening all. Cookies are baked, gifts are wrapped (very little wrapping to do), envelopes are stuffed with money and licked (that's some hard work!).Time to watch a movie - see ya in the early AM.Goodnight!
Sad Times in the Kootenays...an 87 year old man hit black ice skid towards on coming traffic and head on. The young people in the oncoming vehicle taken to hospital and will survive. The old man died on the scene.Two young people on snow mobiles got caught in an avalanche and died.150 families with two working parents in most cases are on the list of people who need help this Christmas...food presents, hampers with Christmas meal makings...This time of year street people come in from other communities. I bought two meals for two of them today. One of the ones I bought a meal for got in a fight with the police and was taken in...I am so so so sad...Other communities are worst off than we are and their disadvantaged come here looking for help...God Bless Us All...Spent the day volunteering and again tomorrow. I hope we can make it for Christmas eve...Blessed Be.How can so many of us have so much and so many of us have nothing at all? I am sad.Glad the knee could be fixed SHIRLEY.JANET glad there is healing happening.Went for a walk in the park.People leave little Christmas ornaments on the trees there with the understanding that if you needed an ornament to help yourself. If you have one to offer well then go ahead. So sweet. Spent time with cute ducks and tiny little singing birds...the world is full of blessings.
Good evening friends!SANDI: so glad the investigation has begun! Hopefully there will be a swift resolution. STRONGHUNTER: congrats are indeed in order! Diabetes is no joke! It took a lot of dedication and work to climb that mountain and change your lifestyle and eating habits!!! Good for you!!! What Tom learned from his nutritionist was to watch the carbohydrate intake….he cut that back to his prescribed limits and dropped forty pounds and got his blood sugar into a much better range!And, your holiday celebration sounds delightful! I bet it will be wonderful!HODA: I am saddened to hear of your news ….. I hope things will get better. Blessings to you my friend..I have had a very busy day. The shoulder has twinged once or twice, but no real pain to speak of! I hope it stays as such.Tom had to go out and do a bit of shopping today. Better him than me. I have visions of staying home and aside from a quick trip to the grocery to pick up a prescription, some cold meds and butter, I managed to do just that.Beano and Dax had their monthly baths, nail trim, and teeth brushed. They look so handsome now. Lol.I cleaned the house a bit….picking up, putting away…you know. Then I decided to take the sheets off of Olivia’s “old” bed and get prepped to put the new bed up. Well most of you know where THAT led to, I went thru that room with a fine tooth comb cleaning, pitching, and straightening. Why do 13 year old girls have to be ….well…. messy??????????????????????????????????????????????????????We got the new day bed put up, I have clean linens on it an dit isready for her to come home tomorrow. Won’t SHE be surprised?I wonder if she will miss the bag full of garbage and junk I pitched?Tom is getting sick again. I think that cold he had has morphed into bronchitis. I think he may be heading to the dr on Monday….I think it was worked well that we opted to stay home this weekend instead of going to Gatlinburg. Part of me misses being wit h my friends as they perform, but I’m mostly perfectly content to be right here….Tomorrow is Yule. I will celebrate with the family. I have a little something for each of them…and we will have a special dinner of smoked turkey, some fresh sweet potatoes and I am not sure what else. I love Yule because after tomorrow, we gain a little more light each day! Yes, it is only the beginning of winter and many long and cold days ahead, but we are heading towards spring, slowly but certainly.Well, let me skedaddle. I’ve taken up enough blog space for the moment. Good night and sweet dreams to all!
Good evening.Jo, happy you had some time with Jenny. I can only imagine how exciting it will be for Christine as she and the family celebrate their first Christmas in their new home. Hoda, sincere condolences for the loss of life and sadness in your community and in your heart. Hi Loretta. So glad you have a helper this holiday season. Good to see you here.Janet, I suspect Olivia is going to be over the moon (and will never even notice the missing stuff). Sorry Tom is sick and hope the doctor has a quick fix.
Good evening,Hung many ornaments on the Christmas tree, but there are many more to be hung. We could never get them all there. Dear me, I seem to be coming down with a cold or something. Not happy about that. So sorry about the tragic events in your part of the country, Hoda. Kathryn has come home and already gone up to her room. I will be joining her soon. SED, everyone. See you tomorrow.
Sandperson is packing up and has added an extra large dose of sleepy dust for Kay.Night light is on.Restful sleep for all.
Home from a very nice evening with family and friends So nice out side most of us were outside its 68° now but we do have a cold front with rain coming out way but still was a fantastic day out and evening Party still going on and lots not arrived yet but I must get ready for work
Security system is armed please be sure to use your code if out past curfew Well I'm calling it a day SED ♥AOYPSee ya in the am ☼ at Sycamore Sunrise Cyber CafeBless this Nestand all ♀ ♥ ♂ whom watch it at Sycamore Palace Healing thoughts forthose in need"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone is fighting some kind of battle."
Good evening to all ♥Hoda - all your reports really do sadden me - The losses in your community really make you stop and think and realize what you arethankful to have. Prayers for all ♥Janet, Olivia should be jubilant when she sees her room. Hoping that all of you and yours that are coming down with a cold can get rid of it pronto. Hope you don't lose your voices - that is what seems to be going around.
I am heading in for late news andsleep! Blessings to allGoodnight my friends ♥
Four pumpkin rolls made and in the refrig. Also went to Michael's to buy a paint pen and then to the grosssserie store. What a mad house! Gas is now $1.91. Lovin it!Tomorrow think I will bake the cornbread for dressing and make some candy! Have not made my favorite candy, Burnt Sugar, in many years! Well, no one is going to make it for me soooo, think I deserve some. LolLaurel and family come We'd AM with dogs! This will be Skippi's second encounter with them. Hmmm??? I love dogs, but Cosmo is a huge (90 lb) untrained puppy. Not too excited about his coming. Joey will have to be the one to take him out and it will have to be on a leash since he bolts and runs! Still do not know when Michael and family are coming. It will be either Wed or Friday. Yes, inconsiderate to not think of our plans! Grrrr!Time to he'd to bed! Night all! SED!
Knock Knock early Knock!Good Morning, Precious Pals !!Last Morning of Autumn....looking at 6:03 pm for official start of Winter this day....Google has a nice little image/graphic today ☺I apologize sincerely for being so very absent....not in spirit or mind and thought, but in presence.....It's just been a crazy run of time here at Magpie's Roost and in my world....things are fine, I am fine...just so much backtracking and forward-tracking to take care of !! I have not even sent out one single solitary Christmas card! Have the cards, the stamps, the stickers and all that....but...When?? If ??I have received many lovely cards.....for which I am extremely grateful, and which have warmed my heart and brought many a smile ☺and I appreciate the individual "shout outs" from many of you....I just wanted to say:Hi, I Love You all, I Care, but whew am I far behind in the doins' here....!!!With Best Wishes for a Very Warm and Wonderful Holiday Season....for you, your families and friends, and pets !!!xoxox "More, Soon as Possible."( SPLIT is not far from this post...in fewer than 10 posts...)And now, more than ever: God Bless Us,Every One xoxox
according to our weather man Today is the first day of winter at 6 But the funny thing is today will be one of our warmest days this fall now but the cold front is on the way with rain and then a second front with storms ending on Christmas Eve early day and then in the 40s again for a day or so
good to see ya MARGY
Goodorming my eagle friends on this shortest day of the year. Bring on those extra minutes of daylight, right Hoda?Tennis on the agenda for me, then doing my house watches. Also have to take some Christmas candy back to the store. I bought 12 boxes for my special ed. kids and completely forgot that 3 of them are Type I diabetics. Hoping I can find diabetic candy to replace what I bought. Where to look - candy aisle or somewhere else? Oh Kay, where are you?Judy, bet it's gettin' crazy at Walmart!Have agreat day all.
SANDI Walmart has diabetic candy in the Pharmacy dept
and they have sugar free candy in the candy dept which would also be goodRussell Stover candy and they have gift boxes
Thanks for the candy info Judy. The closest Walmart is 30 minutes away but I'll see what I can find at the Giant when I return what I bought yesterday.Margy, good to see you on the blog! Please visit more often!
Just thought to open the still cam and both are in the nest.
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