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  1. LOL!!! This sounds so hard to accomplish. I applaud you for your dedication to making this work.
  2. Topazia, this is outstanding reading. I am so excited for you to finish this story. It is really, really terrific reading!!! I love the way you write.
  3. Incredible!!! What a dramatic improvement! You really have excelled at art! Fantastic! I particularly like the way you have used light and shadows. Technology, has also come a long way in fifteen years.
  4. I need to post a photograph that I took, of the Iron Maiden Boeing 747. What a fantastic paint job. I felt so fortunate to be at the ramp at the same time as their airplane. They were doing a concert and parked right next to our ramp.
  5. Unfortunately, I missed wishing everyone a Happy Valentine's Day. I was accomplishing this marathon drive from the Florida Keys to Utah, to Las Vegas and then back to Utah. I was attempting to take care of some details in Florida before heading back to Utah. I drove the twenty-seven hundred miles, in less than forty-six hours. It was drive, stop for gas, drive, stop for more gas, drive, stop for even more gas, until I needed to get a little sleep in the car, and repeat. The very first thing I did when I arrived home, was to take a long, hot shower. We are making a move from Utah to Nevada by the end of the month, so I hope to put an end to my cross-country driving career very shortly.
  6. WOW!!! Lexxscrapham, I am so sorry to have missed you. What are you doing with yourself these days? What is happening in your life. I really would like to hear from you!
  7. TBFOF!!! WOW!!! I am so sad that I missed being here when you and Lexxscrapham were here. How are you? How is life treating you? What are you doing? Please, fill me in!
  8. And how is the potty training going? Terrific I hope. When we first met, it never occurred to me that we would be conversing about potty training your daughter. Yet, here we are. When you say you are 'doubling down' on the potty training, I am at a loss as to what you mean. I would think that the sticker chart with the weekly goal rewards would be a fantastic way to achieve your goal. That is so creative on your part. What else are you doing, or did I miss something? Thank you for your comment. I went to the beach and was rewarded for my efforts! I happy you enjoyed it.
  9. Topazia, the good news is that your calendar will continue to get heavier and heavier. I just wanted to give you something to look forward to. How is your art progressing? You really have a considerable amount of talent and I hope that you can make money with your art. There is not much going on here. I am taking lots and lots of photographs and taking a couple of courses at the local university. Other than that, I am goofing off.
  10. I was just wondering how everyone's new year is going? I was in Death Valley right after the first of the year and the weather was wonderful with gorgeous sunrises and sunsets.
  11. Oh my goodness, I cannot believe that it is 2020!!! The holidays are over and we are starting a new decade.
  12. This message is to send best wishes for a Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas and a very Happy and Wonderful New Year! May peace, love and happiness be with you today and every day! Good health and happiness in 2020. Horatio
  13. Today is the very last shopping day before Christmas. I hope that everyone has accomplished their shopping for Hanukkah and Christmas.
  14. You owe your grandmother so very much. She would be so proud of you and the fact that you have developed into quite the artist. You were an excellent student and it really shows. Finding clients is the hardest part of establishing a name and your business. What I would recommend is to do a couple free drawings in such places as a local children's store to get your name recognised. Also, I have no idea just how long the drawing takes, but you might ask a few of the local children's stores if you could set up in their store and consider giving them a small commission for every sale you make. When they say yes, you contact the newspaper and news stations and make a "press release". These are free and will hopefully get you and the store some additional business.
  15. WOW!!! You are incredibly talented! These are so very good. I really love the images. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that you will be successful in your art career. Have you ever taken lessons?
  16. WOW!!! That is fantastic! I love hearing how Mackenzie is progressing and growing. The English language is not easy and to hear how she is developing her language skills is so exciting. I really enjoy hearing about how she asked the cat if she was having fun in her cat bed. That really made me smile. Yesterday I was in the grocery store and I saw this little baby who appeared to be so really, really young, maybe a couple months or younger. I talked to the baby and you would not have believed the smile he/she gave me. It shocked me as the baby did not look old enough to even be able to focus on someone yet. This really made my day. What are you making for the Christmas present. Your post made me think of the smell of Christmas cookies.
  17. Is everybody ready for Christmas? I am almost finished with my shopping list.
  18. Okay, I know that I am usually behind in accomplishing things, but this is ridiculous. I am so behind in my Christmas shopping. The worst part is that the FedEx Ground last day for shipping to arrive before Christmas is the sixteenth! And FedEx is much later than the other guys. This is too soon!!! Thank goodness that I can just head to the local store and I am not relying on the online store for my Christmas gifts.
  19. I hope everyone had a phenomenal Happy Thanksgiving! I ate so much that I went into the sleep mode for a day.
  20. Yes, the update is complete. Green bean casserole is a staple, but I love squash and I had forgotten about that. Thank you so very much! Butternut squash is my favourite, but I love all varieties of squash. My problem is that I would be very happy to have only salad and turkey, but that would be too boring for the holiday festivities. Thanksgiving only comes once a year, so I need to do something special.
  21. Thanksgiving is almost here and it is time to think about what to cook for dinner. Turkey, of course, salad, crabnerries, sweet potatoes and some vegetasbles, plus the good old standby... homemade apple pie, from scratch, and a pumpkin pie. Any suggestions for what else?
  22. Ha, ha, ha... I was agreeing with you. You stated it perfectly. A funny thing happened, I was standing in a line and the cashier spoke Spanish to the lady in front of me. By looking at the lady, you would guess that she most likely did not speak Spanish. The lady in line said, "speak English". No please or other nice way of asking. The cashier, said "I do not have to speak English. You need to speak Spanish." I was a little shocked at both of them. When I got to the counter, the lady spoke to me in Spanish and I said nothing, It was obvious that I needed to give her money, and I complied. But what a strange encounter with the two people in front of me. By the way, the cashier did not even bother to thank anyone for their purchase or business. Not in any language. I guess manners and courtesy are gone. That is sad. To top it all off, as I walked out the door, I held the door for the lady behind me. She was on the telephone. She did not even acknowledge that I had held the door for her. It was almost as if I was there to serve her. Hmmmmm. This makes me wonder, where, as a society, are we headed if we have lost all courtesy, kindness and compassion for others.
  23. It takes us all a little bit of time to become more comfortable in our new homes. We are willing to wait until they are happy to be out and about. Yes, I wrote the professor. She came back with a reply that I did not need to include the reference. Her new thing was that I needed to add at least three references. Well, on the very last page of my paper, are ten references. I let her know that there was a reference page attached to the submitted paper, with ten references. I am waiting on her new reply. I totally agree about your view of millennials and participation trophies. You are so right. It came from the parents. Everything you said in your last paragraph is so very accurate. The only thing that I would slightly disagree with is, would be someone not taking responsibility for their error. For example, no one can even admit that they made a "mistake". They just say, "My bad". My bad really means nothing. The person is not admitting an error, nor are they apologising for doing something wrong. I will be back to answer this better as you just gave me an idea for my homework due this week.
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