Phyllis

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  1. Again, as Joyce said, here's Missouri. Crazy weather. Went 100 miles sourh of us yesterday to Kansas City. Had 60 degree weather. Today, here at home it's 20! A real roller coaster ride, weatherwise. Got about an inch of snow/sleet last night. Sylvia, we heat our home with LP and it is costly. Then in the summer it gets really hot here too with lots of humidity....so from (usually)May to (usually) October we run the air and then it's furnace time. Can't stand the heat...can't stand the cold and yet we live here. What to do..what to do!
  2. A snake of ANY size would give me heart failure!! Now the butterfly is a different story. It's beautiful.
  3. I started doing the full float about three years ago and love the results. I just feel that I have more control over the quilt top. Mostly, it's just whatever you are comfortable with.
  4. Oh, WOW! My husband would flip over that quilt. He is a die-hard Yankee fan.
  5. I loved the rose quilt...but this one...what's beyond love? Covet?? You can put this away at my house anytime! I bow to you.
  6. Very much an "OJ" trial and outcome. Like OJ she is going to think that she is indestructable and do whatever she wants in life. She is in for a rude awakening and eventually she will pay for killing her baby girl. But it still saddens me that, right now, she is thinking that she got away with murder.
  7. My husband is a former letter carrier. He retired a couple of years ago to get away from the crap that is going on with the Postal Service. They are cutting staff, cutting the number of routes, therefore putting more work on the carriers. It is a total mess. The post masters (most) are just people off the street...they don't even have to take the Civil Service test. They are all so scared for their jobs that they just do what they are told, even if it's wrong. The higher ups certainly don't care, most of them don't even know the rules and regulations. I could rant all day long about the poor conditions of the Postal Service. When my husband was working he had one customer tell him that if he ever gets a letter delivered to him that isn't his, he just throws it in the trash. How scarey is that! I sent two quilts back to a customer priority service and after a week of her not receiving them I was starting to panic. She finally got them after 12 days. The reason that I was in a panic is that she didn't want to pay the extra money for insurance. After that I am insisting on insurance. (If that really works) Please, please, all of you who are having problems with the Postal Service, go to your Post Office, get a complaint form and fill it out. Or get on-line and see if you can fill one out. The only way this service is going to be changed is if the public lets them know that they are tired of their poor service. WE pay for their service...without customers they will fail to exist. :mad:
  8. Sharon, this is such a cute quilt! Love the little birds. Good job!
  9. I love this forum. I read it daily: pray, laugh and cry with all of you but don't do a lot of replying. Pretty much a silent member. I don't think that you'll find too many places where there is so much care and concern for other members. It is much appreciated by me.
  10. My in-laws(both 89) live a block away from us and my husband is the lucky one in his family that gets to deal with them on a daily basis. I keep telling him that he needs to learn patience(he has none) and to remember that we, too, will be that old one day all to soon. They have a tough time dealing with all of the changes in life...banking, telephones, t.v.s, medical. They are constantly saying, "But it's never been that way before!" It is so frustrating for them and in turn for my husband. Like Judi, I, too, tell our kids that I want to apologize now for what we will be like in a few years. But maybe old age is the opportunity for parents to pay their children back for all of the crap that they put their parents through.
  11. Oh, Laura, I am so sorry to hear that your daughter has Crohns. It is such a horrid disease. My husband was diagnosed with it about 25 years ago. So far he hasn't had surgery, but sometimes I think that he should have it. He too is anemic and takes B12. The doctor tells him that he is bleeding somewhere but that is as far as he goes. I keep telling my hubby to find a different gastroenterologist but he likes his doctor...I don't. He goes through some pretty rough times and I feel so helpless as there really isn't anything I can do except be here. Our oldest daughter was diagnosed with it about 4 years ago..so far she is in the early stages of it and is trying to stave it off by really keeping close tabs on her diet. You and your daughter are definitely in my prayers. Love, prayers and lots of strength to you both.
  12. A tear jerker for sure! Thanks be to God that all survived...it could have been so much worse. You all are in my prayers. Hope that you find a wonderful van.