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  1. rmuse00

    Update

    ++Hey J! Lots going on. Did ya see what was happening to my company? Just missed getting laid off! My office has moved so I'm at another location now! Work too busy and by the time I get home I'm too damn tired to get on the computer! But I'm inching my way back slowly!
  2. rmuse00

    Update

    Really?? Wow J! That is amazing! Great job! I'm proud of ya!
  3. Hey Cav! I got your text! Problem is that my "texting" is not working. I've been so busy. Vacationed in Vermont over summer. Contemplating moving to the country in about a year, major layoffs where I work and just missed getting laid off. Phew!! I still have my job after 12 yrs but my office has moved so I have lots of new "stuff" to get used to but very thankful I still have my job. So, since I kept my job, I'll be spending Christmas here with my family and then another roadtrip back to Vermont with MIL. She's 80 and anytime we can spend with her is very important. I also have to use up my vacation and am actually being encouraged to take it I or I will lose it. All in all things really could be worse. How's everyone else doing?
  4. rmuse00

    CIC Chat Thread

    Hey Newbie! Need to chat! We're thinking of moving to Indiana! PM me or come out of hiding chickee!
  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MS. TANGO!!
  6. Sorry was at work and was not able to log on until now. Here's to Mama K & to CIC for many more years of empowering us to take back control of our finances instead of letting those CA's having the power over us! You're awesome Kristy!
  7. Got the e-mail! I'll be at work but I'll be loggin in!
  8. If there is no harm why not? This could be opportunity knocking and you wouldn't want to miss that! There was a reason all this happened. I believe in fate! Years ago I wasn't looking for a job and my mom called and told me they were looking for someone to work for the archdiocese and I told her I was fine where I was. She convinced me to go to the interview anyway and they hired me on the spot. I really had to decide if it was worth leaving a downtown job with all the benefits to work for the church, of course their pay and benefits would be comparable. I figured there was a reason all this was playing out the way it was and bit the bullet and took the job. That was more than 13 years ago!! Had I not taken the job I would have NEVER had met my husband or had my 4 kids! And to add if I had never met my husband I would have never had moved to the Southside (hubby was offered a job so we moved there) where I ended up working for a company that put me in contact with the person who gave me the job I have had now for 12 years. I believe everything happens for a reason. Good luck!
  9. Oh gosh, I haven't been to Taste of Chicago in ages! Mostly because it's not the most practical place to go if you have 4 small kids! Too many crowds is not fun! A couple of weeks ago we did head out to North Avenue beach in the evening and took the kids to walk on the beach. There is nothing like walking the beach, at dusk when the weather is perfect. Baby freaked out when her little toes touched the sand but kids, DH & I enjoyed the evening.
  10. Deannatx, Yes! I lost grandma in '01 (she was like a second mom to me), then mom in '05 & sister in '07. I feel them all the time. I once was terrified because DH and kids were out of town and suddenly became frightened all alone. I started to ask grandma for some protection and I kid you NOT! I felt someone sit on my bed, I don't have any pets! The strange thing is that instead of it freaking me out I felt this peaceful feeling. I knew at that moment that my grandma was comforting me. I thought how could that be? I thought ghosts were spirits so I should not feel the bed sink like that. But I believe it was a sign from her. I stated crying but fell asleep knowing she was right by side. Mom was still alive when this happened and when I told her about it she also felt strongly that it was grandma taking care of me. Since that day I will never doubt their presence. Just the other day I was in bed and again DH out of town. I had to turn around twice because I felt someone standing next to my bed, I had been facing the wall. I just said goodnight to grandma, sis & Mom in my mind and feel asleep peacefully. You have to clear you mind of any negative thoughts and open you mind to their presence. You will feel them, and you will know when that is, you have to believe! I do!
  11. Happy Birthday to you too Someone!!
  12. How did I miss this? HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAV! Here are some flowers & balloons!
  13. rmuse00

    Hello....again.

    Jen!!! How ya been? Missed ya! Lots to get caught up on! I've been pretty busy getting into our families summer routine. Nice to see you back!
  14. Happy Birthday Sweetie!! Sorry for the belated wishes! Hope you had a GREAT Birthday! In the words of Hannah Montana.... "You're Wicked Awesome"
  15. Thanks for the text sweetie! I've got to get my text thing resolved it's just driving me nuts! *headed to see pics now*
  16. Hey Cind....er...I mean, Ms. Tango! Great pics! You really have an eye for capturing the beauty and life of the pic! OMG!!!! I can't believe you took a pic of "feets"! See, you've already turned into such a married woman! How did your transportation go? Sorry I missed your text when you were in Houston, otherwise, I would have called ya right back and wished you well on your trip! Looks like you had a great time and the weather cooperated!
  17. I agree that the child definitely has some issues. My 11 year old has had these before and my now 9 year old who is actually a bit delayed has played with them. Daughter who is now 7 I believe has also played with them. I can't imagine any one of them actually eating them. I can see where she might have put them in her mouth, playing and then accidentally swallowed one, maybe two, but 30?????? My son put a lightbright peg up his nose once just to see what would happen. Other son also had a teeny and I mean teeny, eeeny, weeny gun from a lego toy in his mouth and he freaked out when he swallowed it by mistake. But this girl was sitting there eating a feast! I really think she wanted to eat the stuff! Isn't there an illiness where a person likes the taste of metal objects??
  18. I'll have to try that next time!
  19. Looks like it's all coming together J! Maybe during the summer, when my hectic life quiets down a bit, I'll be able to make some of those happy hours with ya and LoveBug and anyone else joining in the fun! Welcome!
  20. rmuse00

    Lord help me!

    Ditto what Chancy said! Those would be some fun pics!
  21. Jancie!! Missed ya sweetie! Wish I was going! You all better have pics!
  22. rmuse00

    CIC Chat Thread

    Jancie!!!! How ya been Mama? You must call me at once! Yes you've been missed!