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Thread: On my way

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    Super Member raptureready's Avatar
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    Today I'm going to get my "Times of My Life" package from Threads of Time in Danville, Ill. This is the last day to spend $175 or more to qualify for the free "Double Reward Points for 2011". My "Times" package will be 2x what I need to spend for the double reward points but it will also entitle me to get all my retreat stays for free this entire year. That's just so cool I can't stand it.
    Our NYE party didn't end until 2:30 this morning when I made the girls shut off the Wii and go to bed. Our party consisted of DD having a friend over to spend the night. We had a great time--fixed pizza, fingerfoods, etc., and toasted in the New Year with some sparkling grape juice. They're still asleep even though our guest said that she never sleeps in past 8 am. :lol: Ahhhhh to be 11 or 12 again. Of course it might not be too good today---they played on the Wii from 4pm to 2:30 am only taking time off to eat and a few short breaks. They may be too sore today to move.
    Okay, I'm out of here. By the time I get dressed and get to Threads of Time they'll be open for business. I'm so excited!!! Since I got my raise on my retirement I'm also going to treat myself to something new. That's what I do each year when I get a raise, I spend it the first month as my treat.

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    Lucky you. I received no raise in my pension or Social Security for 2011. I will be shopping in my closet for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnajean
    Lucky you. I received no raise in my pension or Social Security for 2011. I will be shopping in my closet for a while.
    No we didn't get any raises for Social Security again this year. Well, actually I got a $5 raise because they miscalculated mine when I applied last Oct. Boy what do you think I can get with $5 extra a month? Perhaps a yard of fabric on sale.LOL

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    Have a great time!
    I went to the LQS yesterday too, LOL, stocking up before the prices raise, ya know!

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    I get a retirement through the state since I worked for the University of Illinois for 30 yrs. We get a 3% raise every January. It's not a lot but it will buy me a new ruler, or a couple yards of fabric or that circle sewer for the Janome or maybe some batting but not more than 1 or two things depending on what they are. It actually wouldn't totally cover the circle sewer thingy.

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    You have a good time shopping!

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    My pension is through the state of PA as I'm a retired teacher & we have not had a raise in several years now.

    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    I get a retirement through the state since I worked for the University of Illinois for 30 yrs. We get a 3% raise every January. It's not a lot but it will buy me a new ruler, or a couple yards of fabric or that circle sewer for the Janome or maybe some batting but not more than 1 or two things depending on what they are. It actually wouldn't totally cover the circle sewer thingy.

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    I got a $6.00 Soc. Sec. raise last year as they miscalculaed my prior year. You would think their computers could do the calculations correctly.

    Quote Originally Posted by sunflower126
    Quote Originally Posted by donnajean
    Lucky you. I received no raise in my pension or Social Security for 2011. I will be shopping in my closet for a while.
    No we didn't get any raises for Social Security again this year. Well, actually I got a $5 raise because they miscalculated mine when I applied last Oct. Boy what do you think I can get with $5 extra a month? Perhaps a yard of fabric on sale.LOL

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    No increase for us either, but the insurance rates keep going up. Have a great day shopping!

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    Have a great day shopping. Can't wait to see what you get when you return home.

    I didn't get a raise, but I'm blessed without it.

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    My SS check is going to be less for this new year.

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    Well, according to SS the cost of living hasn't gone up in two years---hence, no raise in the benefits. I'm not real sure how they do their figuring but there's something wonky somewhere.

    I went, I got my Times of Your Life card, got registered for the double bonus points and even though I have TONS of fabric, I bought some fabric. It's the Poppy and Sunflower Daydream fabric by Stephanie Brandenburg. I got four of the panels. They're HUGE flowers, just 1 poppy and 1 sunflower on about 2/3 of a yard. I want to use them to make a couple of fractured quilts with. I've been waiting a long time for them to get some more in and was afraid that if I waited until I go on retreat at the end of this month they'd be gone. http://www.creativequiltkits.com/pop...t-cottons.html This is what it looks like now. It was a tough choice between this fabric and the big wedge ruler and extension but in the end the fabric won out.

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    Those flowers are gorgeous!!

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    Stunning flowers!!!

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