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MacKenzie is more and more lovely with each photo you post~ I remember my friend had a little tent thing that we LOVED when we were kids, I'm sure she's having a great time with hers as well!

Thank you both for your kind words. Seeing the improvement with each lesson is a great motivator in making me want to go further and further with photography, and it's definitely something I can see myself doing long into the future. I'm excited to see where else my lessons and ideas take me!

I hope things stay calm for you in Florida. Hurricanes always sounded terrifying to me. Probably because I'm used to tornadoes, where there's much less water XD Being landlocked for all my life has given me somewhat of a phobia of large bodies of water.

One of my coworkers is on vacation for 3 weeks, and it's already gotten pretty hectic in the office. My coworkers a great but we could use fewer customers! XD

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No news from Memphis at the moment. This coming Saturday I will be in Miami for a week.

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I agree with you, - Kat -, MacKenzie is getting more beautiful every day.

Hearing that you are considering keeping photography in your life, into the future, makes me smile.  It is a great to hear that you will have a terrific hobby or perhaps business in your future.

LOL!!!  Hurricanes sounded terrifying???  Tornadoes are so much more terrifying!  The hurricane is slow and you can get out of the way.  A tornado forces the person to go into a spider filled storm shelter.  I am more terrified of spiders.  So, now we learn something about you, that you have a somewhat phobia of large bodies of water.  LOL!!!  

Summer is when almost everyone wants to take their time away from work.  The problem is that then, life becomes stressful and hectic.  I hope you can make it through this with your sanity.

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This is the difference between the coasts and the midwest. All of my friends in areas like Florida never really care that a hurricane is coming unless it's one of the major ones. I was talking to some friends tonight and they said their biggest concern is if they lose wifi XD But hurricanes seem like a big deal to us! Meanwhile, coast people are afraid of tornadoes while those of us that live in Tornado Alley will stand outside and watch them roll into town.

You now all know about my mistrust of open ocean. Do with that what you will.

This week is doing its best to drive us all crazy, but at least tomorrow should calm down, and then it's a long weekend! I think these past few days have been extra bad because everyone is trying to get stuff done before the holiday.

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Well, here comes Hurricane Dorian, a category five.  Yes, this is going to be a big one, headed directly for our house.  If this storm keeps heading towards our house, if you thought last week was bad, this week will be worse.  Ha, ha, ha... I am just giving you some warning.

Thinking about the open ocean, I think you have a healthy respect.  The ocean is a very powerful force of nature and it cannot be tamed.  It must be respected.  I watch people go out into the ocean three or more miles offshore, without any life saving equipment or other Coast Guard required supplies, and before they head out, they do not even check the weather.  In fact, I know of two guys who go three miles offshore in kayaks.  That is really not smart.  I think you are good with your respect of the ocean.

Would you promise me one thing?  If a tornado is coming, would you please head into the storm shelter?

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I'm sending good vibes your way! I hope you come out on the other side of Dorian safely 💕

I can never understand people who do stuff like that. I think I would start to panic as soon as I couldn't see the shore to begin with, much less knowing I didn't have any kind of safety equipment.

Any time there is a storm bad enough for us to get warning, my family and everyone we know definitely head to shelter. We might watch the storm come in and go out but when it's actually on top of us we stay safe, and we keep the weather radio/channel on the whole time.

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Thank you for your good vibes our way.  I did not head to Florida before the storm, but I might be heading there today, depending on the word I receive from the guys watching my house.  The house can be repaired, it is the trees that I worry about.  The house can be rebuilt in months the trees take hundreds of years.

Like you, I can never understand why people would go out on the water with no safety gear.  Then they are lost or stranded somewhere in the middle of the Gulf Stream, which is very scary.  I have done some search and rescue in the waters between Florida and the Bahamas.  You have a hard time seeing an eighty foot boat.  It is almost impossible to see a fifteen foot skiff, a kayak would be like spotting a little microdot.

Thank you for telling me that you and your family have been cautious.  Tornadoes seem very fast moving with not lots of time to watch.  During a hurricane, there are always those people who want to be out in a storm, looking.  They do not realise that they can be thrown around in the wind.

On the other side of the planet, New Zealand just experienced two earthquakes.  One earthquake, followed by one aftershock.  I hope everyone there is okay.

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I wasn't worried about Dorian. I'm sad that some people died and so many in the Bahamas lost their homes, but I'm thankful it collapsed before it got to Florida. I figured it would. The reason I'm not afraid of hurricanes is that I have a week to prepare for it. I have time to batten the hatches, pack extra food, etc. I don't have time for that with a tornado, or an earthquake. I don't like the cold, so Florida is the only place I'd really want to live based on those criteria. And honestly, our regular summer rain is so constant, anything under Cat 3 is little more intense than that so who the heck cares? If a Cat 4 or 5 actually is coming, I'll take more precautions. This time around, I just bought a case of water, one I would have bought anyway.

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LOL!!!  You also do not live on the coast where there is a mandatory evacuation order.  We were fortunate that a high pressure front parked itself along the coast and pushed the low offshore.  Those of us along the coast, were a bit worried because using the original models, where the front was further inland, the path would have meant that the worst part of the hurricane, the northwest corner outside the eye, would have been directly overhead our area.  Has your area ever seen a really strong hurricane?  My recollection was that the hurricanes downgraded once they came ashore.  

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I'm not sure, you could check Gainesville and get a rough estimate. That's the nearest large city to me. We were without power for several weeks in 2005 when we had five hurricanes in a month, and there was flooding all over town, and trees falling down across a bunch of roads. It depends on the strength when it hits landfall, as far as intensity. If it's a big enough storm it doesn't even have to make landfall to affect us. Gaston saw half my city without power for a week two years ago. 

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One of my coworkers has family in the Bahamas and told us about how bad it was there. It's terrible, my heart goes out to everyone there. I'm glad it wasn't able to reach Florida and cause more destruction.

For the record, we have always liked to watch storm clouds and the rain come in, but if there is any chance of a tornado, we wait the storm out in shelter. I may be very midwestern but not even I am the kind of person who can stand outside and watch the funnel touch down.

I hadn't heard about the NZ earthquakes, I have friends down there but they didn't say anything. I'll have to check in and make sure everyone is okay! I remember a while ago, a friend of mine in Australia had some earthquakes and really bad flooding in her town, it was really scary.

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Topazia, it always makes me wonder why the power companies do not begin a process of placing the power lines underground.  Every year the power companies spend millions and so many people are without power, it would only make sense just to relocate the power lines.  I had no idea that you were without power for so long and had flooding.  That is incredible.  We worry about the storm surge along the coast.

- Kat -, I am sorry to hear about your colleague's family in the Bahamas.  I hope that they are not in Marsh Harbour.  The winds and storm surge did so much destruction.  I am waiting for word from my Bahamian friends.  They live in the Abaco's, Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay, and Freeport, Grand Bahama.  

Phew!  I am happy to hear you are not one of those people who stand outside and watch the tornado touchdown.  

The earthquakes are pretty scary.  I hope that your friends were far away from the epicentre.  

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NZ friends are safe, they are on the other side of the country so they didn't really feel it.

The AC in my car and my house are both broken x.x Fall needs to hurry up and cool down.

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Oh no!!!  I know that you are not a fan of hot weather, so you must be very uncomfortable.  That was the only problem when we lost electricity during and after a hurricane... no air conditioning.  This meant that you had to keep your windows open.  With the windows open the mosquitoes would eat you alive.  Somehow, they managed to squeeze through the screens to get inside.  You are waiting for fall to cool down, and I am waiting for the beginning of winter to have an end to the hurricane season.

Great news about your New Zealand friends.  Knowing that they are safe and sound is a relief.  

Your work anniversary is approaching.  Can you believe another year has passed?  It sounds so weird to sound like your parents, but time is flying by.  Soon, it will be peak for you with the holiday rush of everyone sending all of their packages.  It seems that as soon as you get past one peak, another one is approaching.  

 

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The house AC is fixed! Still no AC in the car, though. I managed to get bitten a bunch by mosquitoes while the AC was down so I feel your pain x.x We've also had a huuuuge number of crickets this year for some reason. I usually don't really care either way about crickets, but there are so many in the house and in the building at work, and they die all over the place and spend all night screaming, so I'm ready for winter to take them out too.

I was just talking with a coworker about that today! 4 years seems like such a short time and a long time at the same time. We are FINALLY getting the last office position filled next week, so hopefully we'll be ready when peak hits. To be honest, I know my coworkers can handle it. It's management I don't have a lot of faith in.

I am getting more and more excited for my New Zealand trip as it approaches! I still have so much to do to get ready but I also want to leave tomorrow 😂

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Avon Skin So Soft, the creme version, keeps mosquitos away, while making your skin feel wonderful..  I now carry a tube everywhere I go.  Yes, crickets can be quite invasive at times.  Sometimes I wonder what brings the hordes of crickets or locusts, but they sure do invade the place when they arrive.  The little carcasses are all over the place.  In high up places that you would never expect.  On top of cabinets or other odd places.

You will have completed four years and starting on the fifth year.  Congratulations!!!  Your feelings are the same all over the world.  Employees will give their best, but it is management that leaves everyone wondering.  The problem as I see it, is that a management position is a goal for some people and once they get there, they forget where they came from.

Your New Zealand trip will be here before you know it, and you will be back at work, even faster.  I am looking forward to hearing all about your exciting trip.

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I remember hearing that about Skin So Soft, now that you mention it. I wonder if mom still has some...

A coworker is moving and unfortunately his new apartment does not allow pets, and he has two leopard geckos. He and I have talked in the past about how I loved keeping leopard geckos for my school and recently babysitting one for a friend while they were out of town, so he said he would give me the geckos and all of his supplies for them for free since he knows I have experience and will take good care of them. I'm very excited!

I'm gonna take so many pictures in NZ. Millions.

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Oh my goodness!  You are going to be the proud parent of two leopard geckos?  That sounds incredible!  I am so excited for you.  Who will take care of them when you are in New Zealand?  Please send photographs of your new family members when they arrive.

Yes, if you mother has some Skin So Soft, you need to put a container in your suitcase.  The mosquitoes are monstrous in New Zealand.  I am looking forward to seeing all of your photographs from your trip!

On a weather related thought, we are very fortunate that the latest hurricane decided to head away from Florida.  Hopefully, all the rest of the storms for this year will stay offshore.  

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I will! Two boys, and they're still pretty young so I should have them for a good long time. I'll take lots of pictures once I get them! I will be picking them up next Sunday.

I'll definitely need to pack some, then. And lots of sunscreen.

I'm glad you guys are safe, and I hope nothing else comes for you this year. Or any other year, for that matter.

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WOW!  I am happy to hear that the leopard geckos are young.  Fantastic!  How long do they live?  I have a very large terrarium that Haku lives in.  It is a reptile cage.  For Haku, it is three feet long by two feet deep and is eighteen inches high.  Then I have a tube that runs from the bottom of the glass terrarium, through the screen lid and into a series of other tubes.  This way Haku can climb from his cage through a series of tubes into his other cage.  He loves his palace.

Thank you for your good wishes.  It is time for us to move out of Florida and let someone else deal with hurricanes.

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As pets, male leopard geckos usually live about 10 years but some get as old as 20. These guys are just under a year so I'll have plenty of time with them. And to answer your earlier question, my brother loves lizards so he will likely help out while I'm on my trip, though mom and dad both say they'll help out as well.

I always love your hamster set-ups. It's so cool how you make these hammy palaces for your friends! I want to be able to do something like that some day.

Storms coming this weekend. Hopefully it breaks this humidity, I hate it x__x

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With cold weather coming, I know you are happy.  How long is the season where you have unbearable humidity?

I am happy to hear that your brother will be taking care of your new family members.  With you parents as back-up care givers, the geckos will be very happy.  

My hamster set-ups can get pretty wild.  There is never any end to my creativity.  Sometimes I think that the hamsters do not like their weekly hamster cage cleaning.  I change around things and hide things, so make it more interesting.  There was one hamster that knew the tubes were his, but when I would change around the path, he would act like he had never seen the tubes before.  All the different personalities are such fun.  

I decided to take a few courses and this one online course has deadlines where your assignments are due at 18H00.  That is an awful time.  I really like when the assignments are due by 23H59.  That makes life so much easier.  Tonight, I have another paper due and I have been working on it all week.  It seems that I had all the time in the world, until last night.  Now I realise that I am pressed for time.  

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In theory, it should be over now. I'm hoping by October it stops climbing into the upper 80s x.x

I remember when I had Sasha and then Penny, any time I cleaned their tank, I liked to change things around and give them something new to do for a while. The only thing I'd leave the same was their bathroom. For both of them, the first thing they'd do when I put them back in is run into their potty and wonder who had stolen all their poop.

I hate weird deadlines like that, too! I always forget the time it's due when they do that. Why does it matter that the assignment is turned in by 6PM that day? As long as it's ON that day, shouldn't that be enough?

If you don't mind my asking, what is the class you're taking?

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Haku always gets mad at me when I clean his home.  You would think that he would have figured it out by now as it occurs every weekend.  I hide piles of pine nuts and sunflower seeds and other treats.  I check to see if he discovered them and find that the he has gotten into the sunflower seeds and left a pile of shells, or that all the pine nuts are gone.  But, he always covers over the piles as if he had not been there.

We are getting snow predicted for this higher altitudes.  You would love the colder weather.  I do not mind the snow as it falls and by noon the next day, it has pretty much melted off of the streets.  So, at least on the main roads is not too bad.

The course is Introduction to Diversity.  It is a required course for my degree.  This week two assignments are due.  The first is a paper and the second is a Keynote or power point.  I am attempting to get the paper accomplished first and then the Keynote presentation.  Next semester I plan on taking Introduction to Photography and Horseback Riding.  The photography course should be fun, but I am not so certain about the Horseback Riding.  I ride using an English saddle.  The Western saddle is not something I am accustomed to.  It also weighs about one hundred pounds.  At least I will gain some weight training with that course.  My thinking was to be able to ride into areas with my camera to take some photographs.  It really sounds like a dream.

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Sasha and Penny would do that too, only they'd gather up what I stashed for them and then I'd find that they moved it to another stash while I was cleaning.

Those all sound like fun classes to me :D I took a class in high school called Cross-Cultural Connections that would talk about a culture and cover its basic info and then talk about how it's represented in America and how the two cultures combine. And then of course photography and horseback riding sound great! I've only been horseback riding once but I loved it.

The idea of a little blonde hamster wearing a cowboy hat standing on a saddle with his little paw on the shudder button of a camera while his horse paws the ground patiently....it is perfect.

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Sasha and Penny really sent the same message, we do not like where you put our food treasures.  We will put them in the place we want them.  LOL.  Haku and I play this little game.  To get into the ball or not.  There are days when he will hop into the ball without any hesitation.  Then there are the days that he will smell the ball as if he had no idea of what it is.  He will stand up, smell all around the entrance, walk around the entire ball a few times, run around his tank and come back to the ball and repeat the actions.  Then he will head to his food dish and ignore the fact that this ball is in his tank.  We always give him the option of what he would like to do.  I introduce the ball a few times to see if he changes his mind.  He usually never does.  

The class is interesting.  But, I see that no one really speaks their mind as they do not want a bad grade.  What I read in the discussion group is just feel good information.  It would be better if people felt the liberty to say what they really think.  I would enjoy hearing what people think about their religion or culture, or their perceptions of the religion or culture of other people.  Sometimes people have misconceptions, and to talk about these things is how we learn.

Horseback riding... yes, I have a special little saddle that is designed just for hamsters.  My cowboy boots are a little heavy to wear on my back paws, and the cowboy hat is a little large, but I will manage.  I should create a little tripod that could rest on the saddle.  That will be a fun way to earn required credits in elective courses.  

 

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Mine would do that too! sometimes it was like they couldn't wait for ball time, and sometimes it was a strange and scary monster that was obviously there to eat them.

The leopard geckos are here! I tried to take some pictures but they are both still staying in their hides so you can't really see anything. Once they are feeling more adventurous, I'll definitely share pics! Their names are Leo and Lagg.

I can see how that would be frustrating. On one hand, people don't want to step on any toes, and especially in a school setting it can be easier to just smile and nod and pass the class. But that won't really open up real discussion or change minds for the better. Not to sound like an old person but I think the internet has created a strong mindset where the second someone says something you disagree with, you should write that person off as evil and stupid forever. There's a lot to unpack about the whole idea but I see it a lot because it's especially prevalent in my generation.

What a lovely scene you describe! I want to draw it, I hope I do it justice.

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Leo and Lagg will need a bit of time to become accustomed to the new smells and sounds of their new home.  When they feel comfortable, they will start spending more time outside of their little homes.  We can wait for those pictures.

This week, I received my grade from my paper from last week.  Out of a score of ten, I was docked two points because I did not include something that the professor wanted.  The problem is that she used the word 'could' instead of must.  So, I decided not to let this one slide.  I wrote her a reply comment to her comment on my paper.  My comment stated that she needs to say exactly what she wants, not make it is nebulous.  Of course, she has not responded.  The point that I must consider is that English is not her first language, but that is no excuse.  We will see what happens.

You are so right.  The internet is a big problem.  When people are able to hide behind an anonymous username, then this causes problems.  People will say mean, aggressive and nasty things that they would not normally say, if they were required to write their real names.  I have even witnessed adults attacking people on a message board, and I know for certain that they would never say those things face-to-face. Yes, I totally agree, that a real discussion, and learning, occur when you hear both sides of a subject.  In this class, I have views that I would never say, because I do not believe that they would be received as a discussion.  My belief is that in various locations around the world, women are treated horribly.  Young girls are still not permitted to receive an education.  They are forced into marriage at ages as young as twelve, and are forced to do whatever the man of the house wants.  That is very scary.  If I were to bring this up, I am afraid that it would not lead to an educated discussion.  In addition to the internet, I see a problem with how young people were brought up.  Some parents never wanted their children to experience anything that would hurt their child's feelings, or upset their child.  Instead of teaching their child that not everyone agrees with everyone else, that some people like blue and some people like red, the children were taught that it had to be their way and anything they did that was wrong, they were not going to be held accountable.  Whatever happened to removing yourself from a situation you do not feel comfortable in?  The incident that I am speaking of, is where six police officers in a Starbucks were asked to leave, because one person felt uncomfortable.  If I felt uncomfortable, I would have left.  Never would I have approached the management and asked them to remove someone else.  In this case, I found the actions of the management of Starbucks, revolting.  The management of Starbucks asked the six police officers to leave.  They should have asked that one person, who complained, to leave.  I will never walk into a Starbucks, or any of their related companies, ever again.  Starbucks does not deserve my business.  Enough of my rant.

You will definitely draw a perfect scene.  We are waiting for the finished product.

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They are slowly but surely getting more comfortable in their new home. Still a bit antsy when I approach, but when I come by I'll see them hanging around outside instead of always being in their hides. Pictures soon! They have such lovely colors.

I'm glad you said something to the teacher. If there was a miscommunication, intentional or not, it is important that it is resolved fairly. This is important for your and your school career and someone else's mistake should not hinder you.

I agree totally. People have not been taught how to deal with differing opinions or different points of view, and have taught themselves to take them as direct personal attacks. Sometimes, I can understand their position, in the case of things like racism or gender discrimination. Those are antagonistic. But I frequently see young people take personal offense if someone dislikes a piece of media they enjoy, or even just interpret it in a different way than they do. They see it as someone saying that something they like or believe is wrong and bad, and thus so are they.

The thing that confuses me, is that people frequently complain about millennials and how sensitive they are. A lot of baby boomers like to throw around the idea of participation trophies and how nobody was ever told they aren't amazingly special at everything. And while that is true, and the people raised like that are hard to deal with, I feel like some baby boomers forget who it was that raised them that way. Kids didn't give themselves participation trophies, the adults that raised them did. Kids didn't actively hide from any opinion that clashed with theirs, adults hid them from it to spare their feelings. Now that those kids are adults and are missing those skills, the prior generation pretends like these tendencies sprang out of the void and they had no hand in it. The whole idea of people not wanting to accept any responsibility for things and pushing the blame on someone else is present in every generation.

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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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Oh, I may have misspoke. I totally agree, nobody wants to take responsibility when they make a mistake. It's almost become a kind of game to some people, to see how they can 'apologize' but still make it clear that it wasn't their fault. "I'm sorry your feelings were hurt by what I said," is a very popular one. No acknowledgement that they may have said something rude or ignorant, just a throw-away apology to get people off their back while still resting the blame on the person they hurt with their actions.

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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.

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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?

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IT'S ALIVE!!!!!

 

Squash is missing from that list, and green bean casserole

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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.  

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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.

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LOL nope, not ready! but I bake for Christmas, so I can't do it yet or it'll spoil!

 

Mackenzie made a friend recently, whose mom is cool, so we made a new friend too! She's learning SO MUCH lately, and picking up more mature speaking habits. This morning she asked my cat if she was having fun in her cat bed, for example. Sounds mundane to you and me, but from a toddler who is still working on R and L sounds, it's pretty advanced stuff!

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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.

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happy new year! mine is... well, it's a continuation of time. nothing major new, other than the calendar got heavier lol

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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.  

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Hi! What a lovely sunrise! MacKenzie is a growing happy little girl. We're doubling down on potty training right now. We have a sticker chart with weekly goal rewards we know she likes to try to get her more enthusiastic about being a big girl.

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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.

 

 

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