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  1. General Chat
    trying to make friends! After a really rough weekend I remember why it was that I decided to just be nice and friendly to everyone but to not make FRIENDS with people anymore. I always choose the wrong people to be friends with. You know the ones, they want, want, want from you yet are never...
  2. Success Stories
    For the first time in almost 4 years, we finally have enough income, and have trimmed our spending, to cover what had to go out every month! Since Oct 8th, we have not used our credit cards for anything, and I will be able to pay off the one with the smaller balance before the due date, on Jan...
  3. Kitchen Basics
    we stopped eating out about 2 months ago because of money, then last weekend my mom and me went to friendly and split a sandwhich and had some ice cream..the sandwhich made me sick and didnt have much flavor...after a little while i ate the ice cream which was soooooo good. then last night i...
  4. Secondhand Shopping
    and came out with $7 worth of goodies. I found 2 really nice, heavy sweatshirts (been needing some sweatshirts for around home), 1 white, 1 grey and 2 tablecloths. 1 is white linen with a few yellowish stains and 1 is a card table sized with fall colors and flowers on it. Both are in pretty good...
  5. Supplemental Income, Small Business
    to drop off some of Gripey's suits and suit shirts and a few items that I had bought at the thrift store for resale. The lady said "want me to see if you have any money yet?" and I said "sure". She did and I had $7.50 waiting on me. I guess it's been about 10 days since I took my first load over...
  6. Quilting
    Buying more quilting material. I've almost got her convinced to start selling quilting material again. I sure hope she does.
  7. Leisure & Media Arts
    Have you ever been reading a book and it is just so bad, or you just can't get into it, so you just put it down and don't go back? I usually feel like I've invested so much time, I shouldn't stop reading, but I think there have been two books in my life that I've just stopped reading because it...
  8. General Chat
    my washing machine is thumping to it's own NEW vibration. It's been on it's last legs for a while. It cracked some kind of bearing and oil's been leaking out for 15 years, and the Sears man said when it came near the end, it would lose it's ability to deal with ordinary balancing issues. Well...
  9. Simple Living
    A year ago I stopped wearing a watch when I go out.  I also dismantled all clocks in my home, except DH's old German clock that I'm not allowed to touch. ;) It was a deliberate decision to allow me to live the moment and not to be tied down by what time it was.  Now that a year has passed, I...
  10. General Chat
    The battery died on our kitchen clock and it's making me nuts. I never realized how often I look at that clock for the time. It's been 7:15 for a couple of hours now. lol I can't believe I don't have a spare battery. ugh
  11. Computers
    One of our computers had a virus and I was unable to remove the spyware browser hijacking malware on it. (I tried for 8 hours different program and nothing worked) I got fed up with all this crap and decided that it was time for a change and install Linux. I installed Fedora Core 3 package...
  12. General Chat
    Imagine!:eek: I was in my car, I heard yelling...I turn back and see people running...and finally one young man on the floor on his stomach, stopped by another man. Actually there were like 3 poeple who stopped him, but one who then held his hands behind his back.... Aparantly, he stole a few...
  13. Secondhand Shopping
    After class-- I generally find several things to purchase, but only got one magazine today. Spent a whopping .21 The magazine is from 1974, called Women's Comfort. Looks like it's from the same company that put out Women's Crochet World and others. Anyway, there were two patterns in there that...
  14. General Chat
    Hi all. I just stopped in to tell you that we have offiically moved! I am just about whipped. I am still putting things away in the new house and still getting the last things from the old house and then I have to clean it up. But the move has went pretty smooth. I know we seem, even with...
  15. Quilting
    The train pulled up at my house this week- thanks for the beautiful fg's Diana!! I love them all!!! It will be on it's way on Tuesday to another destination.
  16. General Chat
    ok all. has anyone here stopped smoking? hubby and i have decided to try. we bought the patch and now are offically out of smokes. i have smoked for 20 years at 1 to 2 packs aday. any advice? any gum? lol
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