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Because quilting is awesome and I love it.
I have been blogging for a few years now, but of late, I haven't been blogging much. Instead, I have allowed frustrations to take over and make blogging feel like something I couldn't enjoy. This weekend, I decided I was done with that, so forgive me if I get a little wordy.
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In case you ever wondered what an unemployed terrible excuse for a housekeeper does in her spare time, here's a little insight.
Today I'm in a bad mood. I messed up and put the wrong address into my phone first thing this morning and ended up missing a vet's appointment for both my dogs, and then I had to go to the post office and stand in line. A LONG line. Because one woman was a moron and couldn't be bothered to ...
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Happy Birthday, Gwen.
I wrote this post last year when I found out one of my friends from high school had died. I didn't have the heart to post it then, but today was her birthday. Happy birthday, Gwen, we're still thinking of you. Yesterday a friend died. I hang out at a place for people who have been touched by ...
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New post on the blog. :)
This week I am celebrating a lot of things. I'm out of the hospital and that was the last HUGE step that I had to take on my cancer journey. I'll still probably have to have "revision" as it is called, where my plastic surgeon goes in and fixes things that didn't come out quite the way I would ...
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Great tutorial for alternative to curved piecing.
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Here are all the quilts, in all their glory.  Go on, take a look - you know you want to!
Welcome to the 2014 Charlotte's gRACE for a Cure quilt auction!   Remember: 100% of the proceeds benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Please click on the name of the quilt (above the picture) in order to be t...
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Two posts in one week.  Unheard of, for me. :)
Reconstruction, in my mind, is not for the faint of heart. Yes, Angelina Jolie did her thing and she probably did removal and reconstruction all in one fell swoop. Good for her, that means things were easier for her. Plus, she fits into a group know as the "previvors.
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For those of you interested in fabric giveaways, here's an opportunity for you! :)
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I'm bald, but I've paid a lot for the look so I think I'll keep it for a while.
The vets here are great, at least my experience has been positive, with both my dogs. BUT ... they are so very overpriced. They seem to charge about three times as much as other vets, and let's face it, the service they give isn't all that different. Sometimes the vets also seem to underestimate how much something is going to cost, and I feel like I'm constantly being pressured to bring my dogs in more often than necessary (post cards and emails aren't enough - they also text me more often than I'd like), and they must make a fair amount by upselling their clients. It just gets old after a while. When telling me that my dog needs a behaviorist (yes, that's the same thing as a pet psychiatrist), I was told it would be $300.00. That's AFTER they had me pay over $300 in blood tests, to which they wanted to add another $200 test. Oh, wait - that $300 for the behaviorist? No, it was really going to be $450, just for the first consult. Really, all I wanted was to find some medication for my over-anxious older dog. She was born with a strong prey instinct, it's part of her breed, and we know we have to manage that. But no, no medication UNLESS I pay a minimum of $750, and THEN we can maybe talk about that. So frustrating - I've talked with my dog's boarder and trainer, and I feel like I understand the problem because she's my pet and has lived with us for over a decade. I guess I feel a bit used at this point, but I'm just going to cut my losses and move on to another vet that won't try to milk us dry. Bottom line, great vet care, but not a very affordable price. If you think your pet is so super special that they need to be in the care of one of the priciest vet practices in town, then you've found the place to fulfill your needs. But if you love your pets but also have to pay your rent or mortgage, find someone else.
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I have been in here once. The man who owns the store is a bigot and was not afraid to tell me his views because I guess he thinks all white, Christian people think like he does. He is also a know-it-all. He wasn't shy about explaining to me how frustrated he gets with customers who don't know as much as he does, about pots and pans, about his coffees, and about other items. His son is much the same, but his area of expertise is tea. Don't get me wrong - they were friendly enough to me. But after a young man came in asking if he could hang a poster about a meeting that wasn't of a Christian nature (I believe it was Buddhist), the owner's demeanor changed. He wasn't ugly to the young man, but he sure didn't mind talking about how this country is going to hell in a hand basket as soon as this guy left. Even though they have the best selection (locally) of teas and coffees that I know about, I don't think I'll go back. I try hard to support the local businesses in my neighborhood, but I don't particularly like buying from someone who feels the need to criticize anyone not like him. And FYI, I think he has a legitimate right to his personal opinions, and if he doesn't want to hang a sign in his store window that is opposed to his beliefs, then by all means, he shouldn't do such a thing. But please please please don't talk about your other customers (he talked about every customer who came in, not just the rogue with the poster) in front of me. It's offensive.
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