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Empty Nest.."What's Next" for you?? / Re: Goals for the new year
« Last post by Katy on Today at 06:38:29 AM »
I want to start walking more often. I've been slack about it since winter started. I am going to look into buying a used treadmill so I can walk indoors wen it's too cold outside.

I'd also like to join a book club. I love taking care of my mom, but I know I need to give myself a break occasionally. I love to read, so I thought this would be a good option.
Grandchildren! / Reveal Party?
« Last post by Katy on Today at 06:28:20 AM »
My daughter had her 20-week ultrasound last week and told us this past weekend that she's having a boy! We are going to have a grandson!

She wants to have a reveal party to reveal the gender of the baby to our extended family and a few of her close friends. I told her I'd gladly help her set up/throw it, but I'm out of my element here. Do you all have any creative ideas on how we can reveal the baby's gender to our family and friends?
Taking care of our Elderly Parent(s) / Re: Sad About Mom
« Last post by Katy on Today at 06:10:36 AM »
MerryMe, that is a fantastic idea! I don't know why I didn't think of that. We have a huge calendar so she can look at it and see what activities are going on, like doctor's appointments and errands and such. A list of where things are kept would be a great addition, and I'm sure it will help her a lot at this stage of the disease. Thank you so much for the suggestion!
Remembering When / Re: Diaries with locks
« Last post by EmilyJ. on Yesterday at 11:29:50 PM »
Technology has changed everything but nothing beats the fun that this old method generated.
I have to agree, cherie.  There was something about writing my thoughts down that was very cathartic.  It was a simple avenue where I could get things off my chest and work through issues.   I mostly wrote about fun stuff like crushes, field trips, holidays, and things like that.  Even then journaling was a terrific outlet. 
Venting! / No, I won't knit, quilt, bake, or craft all your gifts
« Last post by EmilyJ. on Yesterday at 11:21:18 PM »
It happens every year when Christmastime rolls around. People send me lists of what they need me to create for them.  My sister wants me to knit her daughter a blanket.  My cousin wants matching gloves and hats for her three kids.  She even had the audacity to include their sizes on her email to me, just assuming I'd do it.  My mom needs me to bake dozens of cookies for her neighbors.  Of course, I'm lucky if they offer to pay for supplies, but then they're outraged to find out that yarn is expensive.  Not to mention how much time it takes to make these things! 

Makers and crafters, do people try to take advantage of your handiwork?  Sometimes it's like they have a sense of entitlement to my work. 
Empty Nest.."What's Next" for you?? / Goals for the new year
« Last post by noodle on Yesterday at 04:56:23 PM »
What do you hope to accomplish starting on or near January 1st? I'm hoping to read at last seven books. I'm also going to add the classic resolution: Lose weight.
I can't wait to see our children for the holidays. At the same time, it's been nice having so few dishes to wash and just enjoying the general daily quietness.
Remembering When / Re: Diaries with locks
« Last post by noodle on Yesterday at 02:35:14 PM »
I loved them too, but I would always lose the key and have to break the lock.  Really though, I always figured one of my parents were picking up the key when they found it so they could read my diary.  Not that I ever had anything interesting to write about.   Did you keep your diaries, noodle?  I wish I still had mine.
I kept them until college graduation. This was when my parents turned my bedroom into an office and didn't tell me. They threw out everything except my desk! I can't tell if they ever peeked into my diaries and letters, and I'm not sure if I want to ask!
Remembering When / Re: Diaries with locks
« Last post by cherie on Yesterday at 12:47:52 PM »
I loved these as a kid. It felt special having my book of secrets, and no one knew what was inside because I had the only key!

Online blogs, Instagram stories, and YouTube vlogs have taken over. They all have their fun points, but nothing beats scribbling on blank diary pages and having your own finished book when you got to the very last line.
My older brother once stole my key so you can imagine the look on my face when I found him skimming through my little valued book. Technology has changed everything but nothing beats the fun that this old method generated.
Every Day Conversations / Do you have any Christmas traditions?
« Last post by cherie on Yesterday at 12:45:14 PM »
We used to get matching pyjamas on the eve of Christmas and hide them under the tree. The kids loved to unwrap them just before bedtime. There are lots of photographs that keep reminding us of the good times.
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