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  1. I'm using the Arm&Hammer Multi-Cat along with the Litter Box Deodorizer powder they put out and I've had really good luck with both, other than, of course, the inevitable litter being tracked through the house LOL. I have those litter mats but they hardly get any use!

  2. I wear mittens, too, Heidi. Nice thick, padded mittens. And sometimes I pull my thumb inside with my fingers to keep it warm.

    Me too! All this time I've had people tease me for doing that, now finally someone who understands! LOL

  3. I can handle the cold just fine because I don't like to be hot and sweaty. But I am tired of all the shoveling. <_<

    I think the worst thing about shoveling is that you GET hot and sweaty, and then all that sweat freezes to you. Blech!

  4. I have fond memories of the Carter family. It was the first real president that I remember. I have vague ones of Ford. I remember my friends Dad talking about him being a peanut farmer and the beer of his brother. What the heck was that beer called? Billy Beer?

    Amy was around my age at the time. He was just a nice calm Southern gentlemen. Did anyone see him on the Paula Dean cooking show? Wasnt he wonderful?

    (i am not even talking about his politics, just his manner and civility).

    someone once told me that Amy Carter was famous for bringing a book to the table for fancy dinners that she had to attend with her parents. I know that theoretically this would be considered rude, but I always thought that was just the coolest thing. How many kids come prepared to deal with their own boredom, instead of acting out? LOL

  5. This is the 3rd time I have had to wait for a script to be filled because they did not have it in stock. I think there is some writing on the wall. In early December there were mumblings that if Rite Aid could not pull it together during the Christmas season that they could go into Chapter 11.

    Heidi, I was in a local Rite Aid on CHRISTMAS EVE!!!! and it was positively dead! The cashier was fawningly grateful to see me there, and it was kinda creepy. Eric and I were talking about it, how that particular Rite Aid is dark and dingy, even though it is only a year or two old, and it was no wonder people flocked to the new, shiny, bright, clean Walgreen's across the street. Funny. Now that I think about it...all the Walgreen's that came to this area recently have built near a Rite Aid. Hmmmmmmmm <_<

  6. Did someone say Bermuda? I've got the passport and bags ready, and if someone *cough* Greg* *cough* wants to pick me up, I'll bring the chocolate and the Green Apple Pucker! So not looking forward to this storm, especially if I get stuck at work because my co-workers can't get in...

    Everyone please stay warm, dry and safe, and if you do have to travel, PLEASE be that person no one wants to get stuck behind and drive safely! I want to know that all my forum buddies are A-OK! <_<

  7. Where's that shrinking machine of Dean's?

    I wonder if, in addition to the amazing shrinking machine, Dean happens to have a (legal) magic machine that creates legal American tender? <_<

  8. Chris asked me to marry him last night :huh: Our 6 year anniversary is monday, but he asked me the friday before to surprise me more!

    Oh Muriel, congratulations! How wonderful for you both, and what a sweet guy he is to make the scene just right! Please, keep us updated on wedding prep! (LOOOOOVE weddings!)

    As for me, just got back from dinner with DH and my DS/BIL and nephews, to celebrate Eric's and my birthday. Putzing around on the computer while I digest nummy fajitas. We're supposed to be getting a Nor'Easter starting tomorrow, and I'm supposed to work the next three overnights, so I'll be packing extra clothes in case I get stuck there (half of my co-workers live an hour or more away, and I'm not sure if any of them are my replacements.) I was cleaning a closet at work a few weeks ago and discovered that we have an AeroBed and we even have the pump! Woohoo! Gonna go some laundry and other housework tonight, since I won't be around much til Sunday, and Eric.....is less than clean, especially when I'm not around!

    Hope anyone who gets this (or other) craptastic weather stays safe and warm and dry! <_<

  9. Someone else suggested my idea of maybe using any leftover money from the relocation budget to replace paints (agreed, with discussion with DH prior!) Have you sussed out any dh shops or craft stores in your new area yet, to have an idea ahead of time where to go to replace?

    Also, for your current paints: if the dh owner doesn't want them, how about donating to a local school's art program? All the art teachers I ever knew were dying for art supplies!

  10. Black is a beautiful color! I also love violet and green and yellow and white and..... We're all just people.

    Well said Merry!

    Heidi, I think you are an awesome person for doing what you can to help your MIL! And I hope that you never feel ashamed or get any grief from others for taking care of yourself and your family first before helping others! Charity starts at home, and what good is it for your MIL to be ok if your daughters are starving and going barefoot? (Or some other less dramatic analogy!)

    My own MIL is in a pretty crappy financial position as well since my FIL passed last year. All his medical bills are hitting her now, and she had to stop working to care for him, so her only income at this point is her widow's benefits, which aren't a lot. I thank God that her home is paid off, and she no longer has to pay crazy health insurance premiums, but she's still not in good shape. My DH gets so mad at her for "financial incompetence" but what he just doesn't understand is that she's always had someone to take care of her. She was an only child, adopted by her parents who were fairly well off, and she never lived on her own before marrying Eric's bio dad (who died when Eric was little). Her husbands always took care of her, and in between husbands (she was married three times) her parents took care of her again. Now Phil is gone, as are her parents, and she has no idea how to be financially responsible, but she was also brought up that you don't dump your problems on your kids, so she refuses to talk about it with Eric or his brother. Eric gets so frustrated but he just doesn't understand that NOONE EVER TAUGHT HER how to handle money appropriately. She is willing to listen to me a little bit, but at the same time, her pride gets in the way, and she refuses to consider any state or federal programs. She'd be eligible for insurance, at the very least, and possibly food stamps as well, but she is darn stubborn, God love her! So, Eric does his best by not losing his temper with her (long, difficult history between the two of them) and I hope to wear her down before she really gets into trouble......

  11. Ok, since it wasn't cold enough LAST week....this weekend is supposed to be just as cold, if not worse....I think the lowest low in Bangor last week was -27.....I was in a training with a lady from Houlton (way the heck north!!!) and she said they had cancelled school for the next day because they were expecting -60! SHEESH!!! She said there was no way she was going back that day or the next! As for me....if it gets that cold again, I will not leave my nice warm bed with nice warm flannel sheets, a nice warm electric blankie, a nice warm hubby (when he isn't restless LOL) and four nice warm purring, furry blankies..I mean kitties... :photo:

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