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    OH OH your in DENMARK sucks to be you huh? I am glad to hear you survived the flight and kept your spirts that is a long flight.. and you got there. So many flights are cancelled right now or delayed.. I think Chicago has 1000 plus flights that were cancelled. Talk about a backlog that will take days to clear up. I hope you share a bit of what Christmas is like with the Danes. I love going to new places trying new foods just exploring.. I will live your trip through your exploits. so have FUN and share. Oh and bring fabric back. oh yes absolutely yes. now that would be a GREAT trip
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    Thanks everyone

    We just went to our first (and probably only) Christmas party for the season. I am thankful it was only one - we had a white elephant gift exchange and our gift to take home was a hello kitty bookbag and sleeping bag combo. Cause me (32 y/o woman), my husband (36 y/o dude), and my son (8 y/o midget-dude) are TOTALLY into hello kitty. *sigh*

    I've got 3 quilts coming tomorrow... I am officially in business! My husband said that The Six (my LA) better start sewing $100 bills. Nice.

    I hope all of you enjoy the snow (if you have it and want it). We're due to get snow on Sunday now - but that's ok. I've gotten all the grocery shopping done, present shipping complete, and fabric-buying errands finished. So, in theory, I don't need to leave the house for a week at least!
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    I'm so sick of being sick. I currently have a 3.86 gpa and it annoys me because it's only that low cause of my B+ in chemistry and that's cause my teacher was meticulous about commas and dashes and spaces and letter cases.. that's the only things I lost points on. It drove me nuts. He was honestly not the WORST teacher I've had, but pretty close. I almost signed up for another class with him and decided there was no way I had it in me to deal with his issues right now so he will have to wait and I took something else.

    I think I changed my mind on the runner I plan to do. I was going to do something applique/whimsical but I remembered how much I dislike applique.. well.. DOING It... and how time consuming it is.. and as you see.. we're close to the end of the year and I'm sick and nothing is getting done around here and i have things that need to get out by the 1st. So I need to actually piece this runner so it gets done quickly and out on time. I'm so behind cause of last week's shift change, which through a combination of factors, resulted in my being sick this week so all I'm doing is pushing through work and passing out as soon as I'm home. I have to get my house ready this weekend for people to come over for Christmas. But I am going to try to sew SOMETHING this weekend. Hopefully one of my boom blocks. Maybe I should finish the dreaded applique one that's mostly finished. Eh maybe I should work on something that won't make me cringe so that I will actually.... DO it...
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    Erin, just do what makes you happy. The results will show it. I am sorry your still so sick. And also girl stop fretting the grades so many would clap and do a happy dance with those. You should do. there is always tomorrow for a different set of grades. Today its a no worry. And company .. oh I hope your ready for that.. doing Christmas or Christmas eve? same group coming over? snowy Christmas?

    We had a huge winter storm warning the last two days snow is coming snow is coming.. well rain came. phew.. but again today this afternoon and through tomorrow another storm warning so who knows what we will get. company coming is based on if they can get down through Interstate 5 from Oregon as they are getting hit hard with the snow too. You know kids my 21 yr old says dont worry mom I have a great all wheel drive. groan. driving late at night in the snow probably as fast as that little car will go.. oh not worried at all. The upside if they dont come is we have a huge turkey and a monsterous prime rib so the two of us will eat all winter long so I am safe there lol.
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    We just went to our first (and probably only) Christmas party for the season. I am thankful it was only one - we had a white elephant gift exchange and our gift to take home was a hello kitty bookbag and sleeping bag combo. Cause me (32 y/o woman), my husband (36 y/o dude), and my son (8 y/o midget-dude) are TOTALLY into hello kitty. *sigh*

    HeeHee, that's called "re-gift" MamaHauser. You'll find some little girl that will love it!!

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    Elisabrat, I've been here for Christmas 4 times now. In preparation for the Christmas eve meal, we've been eating meatball soup the last 2 days. The meatballs are the same meat as the 2nd appetizer course on Chrismas eve, but boiled instead of pan fried. The broth is from the chicken that was cooked to make tartelettes, the 3rd course of Christmas eve dinner, which are basically mini pot pies without tops, filled with chicken and white asparagus that's going to be cooked together until the asparagus disintegrates. The first course though will be bread with cold cuts, liver pate, and pickled herring with schnapps (so the fish has something to "swim in"), which will all proceed the main course of roasted duck.

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    oh heck I am coming to your house I LOVE roast duck! and here I am just making a turkey dinner and all the fixings and then the prime rib dinner with caeser salad.. I just realized this morning sitting in a chair relaxing at the clinic holly heck I have to make the sweetpotatos and the jello and the wine cake today. there is no space to put the turkey and the rest inthe oven. oh crud! oh and i forgot to wash blankets yesterday. WHERE WAS I?? and then there is finish wrapping and pick up the house a bit more and ahhhh nothing to do at all. I am fine phew.. not. zoom zoom zoom! and its SNOWING and sticking and the temp is dropping pretty fast went from 39 at 12 to 34 in 30 minutes it will not warm up from there. ok goody goody. I am making liver pate too as I figure my daughters boyfriend will eat me out of house and home when they arrive. human vacuum!oh boy am I glad I went shopping yesterday.
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    WEll all my family have been sent and all opened their Christmas and Hannakkah presents. My hubby is still in NJ with the Red Cross (My heart really goes out to those who still have no home and no electricity from Hurricane Sandy).
    I have totally finished sorting and cleaning out my sewing area and stash. Have a large bag of "what was I thinking" material and books that will go down to our new store that consigns/sells "second time around" Craft things - all good quality too!
    Put off cleaning the house - I HATE cleaning!! And planning on making two pillow covers for the couch. (Found the two pillows in sewing area - who knew!!)
    So it will be me and Annie (my Golden Doodle) for the holidays! Planning on hitting the movie theatre since Les Mis is opening on the 25th! Everyone have a happy and HEALTHY time!
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    Same crew, should be kinda snowwy for christmas. Have to clean don't want to clean.. to tired and drained to clean. .Need cleaning fairy. hehe. So I was oot and aboot all day today, powered through at the gym then hung out at moms, so tomorrow, est cleaning and I vow to sew at least one block tomorrow, preferrably 2. maaaaybbe I might get them ALL done. That would be SWEEEEETTTTT
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    ok two things reread things without rushing: dustysmom: ugh, boiled, baked, recooked overcooked. skipping dinner with you but you could bring me some cheese back with you and the prerequist fabric. I sure hope you check out the fabric sneak like a few pictures of the stock in the store.. show us so we can see what is popular in Denmark. I look at fabric stores all the time in London and Scottland on the internet.. and there is a crafty magazine called Mollie Makes from the UK that is great to peruse and see how woman are crafting internationally. I love to check it all out.
    Traveling gram: I think cleaning out a sewing room sounds like a MARVELOUS thing to do I love when its all reorganized and every duck is in a row.. its so nice to know exactly where to go for things. Not a bad way to go through the holidays AND with a golden doodle .. oh sigh can I have one? pretty please?? and I think you have chickens too don't you? a farm like house. and can you please put a crafty thrift store right here please in my town? we have.. wine glasses and um blankets and stuffed animals. no crafty stuff ..shoot.
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    Linda - our neighbors have chickens so we get fresh eggs - YUM!! Oh I wish I had a farmhouse - nope just a double wide here. Of course that is huge compared to the fifth wheel we were living in for 8 years!!
    Yip - have my to-do list for today - pick up all the sewing stuff spread around the dining room and LR and put it away and then find the floor. Next is my pile of memorabilia - I need to sort thru it and decide what to do with it! My last "moving" boxes!!
    Have presents from the kiddies but will wait till hubby comes home to open. (this is almost as bad as SS!!)
    Have yourself a very Merry Christmas!
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    part of my family celebrated christmas yesterday. early reviews on the stockings i made are raves! ,deep sigh of relief. my not-yet-dgd loves that i've made a new nickname for her. real name olivia, but we already have one, so she is now, LALA. so the initial charm on her stocking is "L". worked out well since there were no "O" charms to be had! my other dgd i call olivia LuLu. (she also gets an "L", same reason). it's all good! the stockings are the only gifts i made this year.
    has anyone else had a reaction to the shingles shot? had the shot thursday. still have an angry red lump and a miserable "cold". just wondering if this is on the fringe of normal or should i be worried?
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    Nancia, gonna get a shingles shot in jan so I'll let ya know if I have a reaction. grandma had shingles and ouch, I don't want em!
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    Nancia, I had the shot about 2 years ago. nasty red bump and hot to the touch on my arm for about 3 or so days if I remember right, but no cold. You probably already had the cold coming on. Seems like every year when I get the flu shot I end up with a cold in 2 or 3 days.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaba View Post
    Seems like every year when I get the flu shot I end up with a cold in 2 or 3 days.....
    The military does mandatory flu shots/flu mist (up the nose) and you line up single file and get poked once a year. That's great if you're not allergic to everything under the sun. Long story short, I stopped breathing after mine and it was a huge to-do. The AF refused to do allergy testing "downtown" (i.e., with a civilian doc) so they paid to fly me to the main medical center in Texas and spend a week in a hotel for 2 30-minute appointments - 1 to do the allergy testing and 1 to tell me the results. Brilliant waste of money. But! I don't have to ever have a flu shot ever again. The doctors told me to make sure everyone around me gets immunized and "in theory" I won't get sick because they won't get sick.

    Let's all laugh together because I know that *everyone* gets sick after their flu shots. But, to date, I haven't gotten the flu since it was declared off-limits.
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    I didn't get photos of the fabric shop, but I did buy 4 remnants. What's popular in Denmark right now? OWLS! Owls everywhere! They're on the upholstery fabric, and t-shirt fabric, the iron on patches, and there are buttons galore. I bought 4 remnants and 3 spools of thread for about $35-40. The thread was cheap compared to home, but the fabric is SO expensive. There was this one remnant I wanted, but marked down 30% it was 1.7 meters for $32. My boyfriend's sister in law asked if they would mark itdown more, but they wouldn't budge, so I left it. I did get 1 really cute piece that is hot air balloons though, and another that I promised to make something for the new baby from, whenmom decides what she'd like. They didn't carry Guterman thread, but did have Guterman notions, which was strange. I did get 1000 meters of thread for $4 though, and that's not even a sale price. If I like it once I get it home, then she's going to get me some more for my boyfriend to bring back when he comes for the christening next month.

    I started with a cold yesterday, and spent all day today in bed so I wouldn't get the new baby sick. It started as sinuses/head cold, but now it's already ears and cough. I was just sick for Thanksgiving darn it! If I don't get better quick, I won't even get to hold the baby before we leave!

    It's almost 3am here, and I think I've about quit coughing for now, so back to bed for me!

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    I just have a cold. I would not call this the flu, and i don't think I've ever gotten the FLU actually, and I have never gotten a flu shot. Don't want to, cause I don't want to get sick! I get a yearly cold, about the same time of the year, with the same symptoms, and they don't necessarily make me think flu, cause well.. I can still exist without feeling completely like death. They tend to actually be sinus infections that come after common cold virus. anyways whatevas.. hahaha

    I did finish 2.75 blocks for the remaining boom blocks I had to do today. So.. as soon as I get off my duff and go to the store and get the fabric medium for my acrylic paints, I will finish 2 more, and then I will just have to hunt for Kelly's fabric that appears to have gone home with the mailman and never arrived, and then make one block for Stitchingpost as soon as I find where i put her fabric (think it's still in my backpack) but she doesn't care when it's done so no stress about that. Sooo now I can start working on my table runner. yippee. Ok.. after tuesday that is.
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    yup. i can sing a verse to that song! i am allergic to thimerosal and it is the preservative in flu shots. quite uncommon allergy. the good news, after nearly killing myself with the stuff, i was told by a pharmacist that i could take a single dose shot as they did not contain thim because they did not have to be opened and preserved the way the multi-dose bottles do. he was kind enough to call the serial number into the drug company to be sure! then he sat with me. i told him i knew right away i was fine because it didn't feel like a flamethrower had just removed my arm. sure you can relate!! for those not allergic it doesn't hurt. everyone around you? does that mean no shopping or leaving the house? don't know how you could do it! it is good to know what will kill us. i had a very bad allergy to nuts and chocolate so i once told my dr i was going to go eat a mrs.fields chocolate chip cookie and off myself. he didn't think it was funny. i thought it was a very creative (and tasty) way to go! now i'm not nearly as reactive to them--i can eat chocolate (thank you, thank you) but still no nuts. i can deal!
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    Glad to know eating a Mrs. fields wont be the end of your demise. I think we all have something that causes us some sort of allergic reaction. I wonder if 100 yrs ago there were as many allergies out there as there are now. interesting have to look that up. wait Anastasia our neighborhood bookworm, Kelly! our other grand bookworm are allergies on the uprise over the last century?

    glad to hear you got so much done Erin. Good for you. I got tired watching you do it all lol. need a nap now. It feels good to get your commitments checked off, those little checks feel so good. A dear lady gave me this wipe off board so I can keep track of what I have to work on and its so nice to fling one or two off the list. yes yes it is. I am that much closer to finishing my table runner. the kids are here til tomorrow so I will finish it then I believe. A lovely way to spend Christmas. By the way: MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone! shall I sing? (say no).. la la la.. wait fa la la la la la la la la. who wrote those creative lyrics? boy they went all out with those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisabrat View Post
    wait Anastasia our neighborhood bookworm, Kelly! our other grand bookworm are allergies on the uprise over the last century?
    This is my best logical guess at 9:24 am (I woke up at 9:07 am):

    There probably are a greater number of allergies because there are a greater number of "things" to induce them. Technologies have created all sorts of stuff - latex, polymers, chemicals, etc - that didn't exist 100 years ago. Look at the back of any food container (non-organic, non-homemade) and you'll see a laundry list of chemicals, additives, and other weirdness that you're putting into your body. I suppose I can't promise but I feel pretty confident that these are all creations from this century.

    And then, think about the products purported to be the end-all, be-all products such as pharmaceuticals, cleaning agents, and product stabilizers that later show to be carcinogens and toxins. I'm sure that we haven't figured them all out yet; every time you are exposed to that ingredient or product, your body is building up a little bit more of a sensitivity (kind of like people who were not latex-sensitive as a child and die of anaphalaxys-reaction as a grown up) and that is assuming that the cancer resulting from the product use doesn't get you first!

    So, I think the (short) answer is "yes, there are more allergies/allergens now than 100 years ago."
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    Merry Christmas!!
    we do Christmas Eve, so I'm sitting here waiting for the grands to arrive.
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    Merry Christmas everyone. Getting ready to go to church for Christmas Eve service - I'm part of the hype, as well and then home for a late dinner and opening of our presents. It's just hubby and me, so we can do them whenever we want - but I love to do them on Christmas Eve. I left my Secret Santa boxes under the tree so it looks like there's more. With just the two of us the presents are pretty sparse. Have a blessed evening!
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    Presents are not what Christmas is about. I received a simple iron for the holiday from my dh. I loved it. Mine was on its last leg so for me that was pretty darned great. I gifted him a pair of flannel lined pants. End of present giving and it worked for us real well. A nice dinner a peaceful day and well I think that christmas was what I hoped for

    Kelly thanks for the analogy and yes I agree that has todo something. I listened to somet alk show and the incidents of cancer that have shown up truly came up in the last 120 yrs. Prior to industrialization there were extremely rare cases of cancer found. then it started to climb as technology did to theamazingly awful numbers we have today. so its take the bad with the good I guess. I am allergic to walnuts and get this.. chap stick. makes my lips swell to mondo proportions. I use face lotion on them instead. Not as delicious as say cherry chapstick but it works. I can use coco butter too if I wanted to go for the grease bomb look lol.. I will quilt my second runner tomorrow and in themail it goes. I am jazzed. I like it enough to keep it so its safe to send I think My daughter wanted to abscond with it. So a small hit perhaps.
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    Well Brat, if the lips swell, then you don't need botox to fit in right?
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    Hope everyone had a great CHRISTmas. I have been so busy. The week before CHRISTmas we ended up with two teenage (18) permanent guests in our home due to a domestic problem in their home. WOW these kids really need guidance in a lot of areas. We don't have a lot of room but we will make due. Just what we needed at the age of 70. Now that CHRISTmas is over, perhaps I can get started on my table runner. I am certainly not as professional as many of you on this board are but maybe my swap partner will not be too picky LOL.

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