*Girls DL Trip* OLD THREAD

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  1. CoMickey

    CoMickey <font color=red>Happy Dweedle... or is that Tweedl

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    Glad you had such a wonderful time! I remember camping with my family, grandparents, cousins...always a large, crazy group but oh so much fun!

    I hope you get your well drilled deeper soon. I grew up on a farm in So Colorado so I know all about well water and drilling and such. Never good when the wells start to go dry. Right now they are no longer issuing well permits in my farming community because of the water levels...they just have to drill deeper. Hang in there, I can't imagine how difficult it must be!

    Hugs to Cheryl! :hug:

    What a difficult decision! I hope it all works out for you all! Owning your own business seems really appealing but the bad part is you never can go home and be 'off' work. My parents owned their own farm my entire growing up life and it was a struggle for much of my young years, they finally stated making money when I was in high school which helped a lot and are doing very well now. Luckily my mom was able to stay home and take care of us and we were allowed to do all the school and other outside activities. The girls really will remember more what you did with them rather than what you could afford to buy them. Your time and being there is the most valuable thing to them.

    Hey Cheryl - I had this same kind of thing! When I was moving to CA from CO I was wearing these little pointy toed tennis shoes and I guess I bruised my toenail going up and down stairs all day. When we were driving out to CA it started aching and then about a week later it got really ugly kind of greenish/black. I thought I had a fungus too because I didn't remember stubbing it or dropping anythign on it. My sister is a hair dress and does nails so I called her and described what it was because she knows nail fungus and she said it didn't sound like fungus. I then had Bob's Ex-wife look at it, she's an RN and she said it looked like I bruised it. It is still black on the very end but it has taken almost a year to get back to semi normal. And yes, I kept nail polish on it most of the time and occasionally I'd take of the polish and put on a cute breast cancer bandaide I bought but other than that...no one has seen this ugly toe nail!

    Hugs Heather! :hug:

    I fly Southwest all the time and I think you should be ok. Usually as long as you have A seating there will be seats together. With your 50ish numbers only 49 people will ge on in front of you and the planes hold at least 150 passengers. You should be ok. :)

    I've given up my seat when flying alone for moms/parents with kids. Once I even gave it up for a dreaded middle seat. That was my good deed for the week!

    Hi Courtney! I wish I had some suggestions but I am the worst at thinking of creative gifts. Does he like concerts or anything like that? For our 2nd Anniversary in July Bob bought two cheapy red and white checkered bowls and wrote on tape 'Hollywood' it took me a minute but I got it...he had gotten us tickets to several concerts at the Hollywood Bowl. I'm so boring when it comes to gift ideas. I did give him tickets to see Love in Las Vegas but I didn't do anything creative.

    Hello to everyone else and I hope you all have a great day!
     
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  3. kelmac284

    kelmac284 Lover of all things Disney since 1976

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    Thanks so much Courtney! I have REALLy been trying to do everything I can these last two days to try and get it under control so that I have a routine for the next week. As soon as I get up and "go" I try to take a bath or shower which helps and then I take pain pills and the medicine the doc prescribed and yesterday I did this yoga tape which helped with the back pain and I did that again today so I am hoping that between ALL those things I might be able to manage. Today it is hurting a little bit worse than yesterday but we shall see. I am about to go out with the girls to do some last minute shopping so I will see how it goes. I know sitting for long periods doesn't help but hopefully if I do ALL those things it will take the edge off enough that I can manage (crossing my fingers!!) Congrats on the anniversary. Gosh I have no idea about a gift. I have a really hard time with Shane too. I usually get him a gift card to his favorite store and let HIM pick out what he wants cuz it is SO hard with guys to me. Good luck and CONGRATS!!

    And Mel you are right when I have flown back east (always to Florida) I have always flown Delta or American and had an assigned seat. I have only ever flown Southwest locally although Shane and I did fly them to St. Louis last year but that was just the two of us. I CAN tell you though that when we flew them the last time I believe it was I totally spaced getting my boarding passes and we got in the last group and had to sit apart. It was NOT good. They have A, B and C groups and if you don't get your passes RIGHT when you are first able to you get stuck! In fact next wed we are going to have to see about taking some time out of our day to try and get our hotel to do that for us or something cuz I will be afraid of us having to sit apart if we wait. It is a REAL pain!

    And yes we leave tomorrow at 6 a.m. :)
     
  4. BillyFan

    BillyFan The Billies are fans of ME

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    I'm sorry, Heather. I know yo've been trying for a bit. :hug:


    I'm very impressed with you for driving all the way out there! Enjoy the new addition to your family!


    I missed you! I'm glad yor camping trip was asuccess!!

    Hey Kelly--Marty and I have been self-employed for since 1994. First we ran a daycare, then Marty became a realator in addition to the daycare, adnow we havethe catering business. We love being self-employed because we are both first borns and hate being told what to do by people we feek don't know what they are talking about! Also, we are in charge of our destiny. The harder we work, the more successful we can become, and we are not doing all the work for somebody else's gain.
    However, we are always working. I mean, I was getting calls on my phone when I was on the airport shuttle for the last Diva trip. We get calls all the time, and we always have to be available to work. Andthe work doesn't just come to you, you really haveto work to market yourself. Also, we have to pay for all of our own medical insurance, which is not cheap, even for just two of us. Andnobody is taking money out of our pay checks for taxes, so you haveto think about the big quarterly tax bills.
    So I didn't want to be a total Debbie Downer, because we love being self-employed. I just think yo and Shane might want to take some time on your trip to discuss the realities of starting a new business to decide that it is what you both want and if you are both up to the work.
    Oh, and on Southwest, they set aside a big abount of seats for their business class passengers, but they have never been filled when I've flown with them, so I wouldn't worry about being separated.

    Well, I'm off to work ladies. I'll talk to you later.
     
  5. disney-super-mom

    disney-super-mom <font color=magenta>I make a mean pot of Jazz Kitc

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    Everytime I hear that Hershey Kiss commercial on TV that plays the "Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It's Off To Work We Go" song, I think it's a Disney commercial. EVERYTIME!

    It's making me loopy! [​IMG]
     
  6. kelmac284

    kelmac284 Lover of all things Disney since 1976

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    Beth I am sorry you aren't feeling well. That stinks. Hope you start feeling better soon!!

    Hi Capri!! :)

    Deb I forgot to tell you that is WAY cool that you got to meet Montgomery Gentry. I don't really know him but that is still very cool and great pic by the way! ;)

    Thanks Vicki! Yeah as far as this business thing goes it is tough because like you said when you grow up seeing it first hand it is tough. My parents REALLY struggled first with an antique business and now with their real estate business. They have never worked for anyone but themselves and it has always been tough. When I was a kid we only took a handful of vacations because we could never leave our store and we couldn't really afford it either not to mention our store was robbed several times with the last time nearly bankrupting my parents because insurance on antiques is impossible to afford so they just didn't have any. They lost thousands of dollars in inventory and it devestated them. That last time they had to close their business. Then they went through terrible times in the 90's with the recession back THEN and if you ask me this one is worse! I do the books for my mom so I see just how bad it is and I have seen how stressed out she gets and it is SO not worth it to me. I know how much it sucked to have no life because my parents worked so hard and I don't want that for my kids so I just hope that this venture doesn't turn in to that. It would be different too if this guy didn't seem so shady to me. Shane seems to think he is ok but I just think that he wants it to work so bad sometimes that he is not looking at the big picture. My parents also think that he can't stay in tile which I KNOW that is true but I just worry about if THIS is the right scenario. But he is knee deep in it now so I don't have a whole lot to say about it. My parents think it is a good opportunity and so does he so I am overruled. I just hope that they are right and I am wrong!
     
  7. kelmac284

    kelmac284 Lover of all things Disney since 1976

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    Yeah Tina see I know what you are talking about because as I said my parents have had their own businesses my entire life. First an antique business and then a real estate business. And I do the books so I personally SEE exactly what the overhead is that is involved and I know all about the fact that my mom is a 1099 employee that is responsible for paying self employment tax at an exorbinant rate. In fact we tried to do our own tile business on the side WHILE shane still was working his normal job and the self employment tax nearly killed us. We didn't make ANY kind of a profit after we had to pay all the stupid taxes. It was ridiculous.

    And like you said we would have to pay our own ins etc. I am NOT saying that staying where he is at is a good idea because they are totally messing with him but it is just one of those things that makes me nervous because shane knows NOTHING about running a business and I have seen ALL to first hand how it can devestate you. My parents have practically gone under many times and they work 7 days a week like you said. I can't tell you how many trips NOW that mom has gone on with me where she is on the phone almost the entire time. It is nuts. And I am NOT saying that working for yourself is not a GOOD thing but is THIS particular scenario right for us. That is what I am not sure. This guy just doesn't sit well with me, you know? But like I said I have been overruled because everyone in my family thinks its a good deal so hopefully it all works out!
     
  8. disney-super-mom

    disney-super-mom <font color=magenta>I make a mean pot of Jazz Kitc

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    Kelly, hi back at ya. ;)

    Yeah, starting and managing your own business is TOUGH in good times, and as we all know, right now our economy is teetering on the edge of a cliff. My hubby has his own real estate appraisal business, and it's been REALLY HARD to survive. It seems to always be feast of famine.....one week is really busy, the next week is dead. I have to manage the finances really carefully so we have something to live on during those famine times. Winter is particularly a famine time for us because very few people are buying/selling or even refinacing real estate when there's snow on the ground and the holidays are taking over everyone's lives.

    So, with the economy the way it is right now, my hubby took a tiny little side job as a merchandiser for some kind of pumps carried in Home Depot stores. He has five stores in his territory, and he can pretty much do the job on his own schedule. But when I say a tiny side job, I mean TINY. But hey, it'll help buy a few groceries every month, or maybe pay our heat bill every month this winter. Still, it's better than a kick in the pants. :goodvibes
     
  9. sahbushka

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    Drive by Hi!

    Sarah
     
  10. wendylady36

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    Big hugs to everyone! :hug:
     
  11. cheshiregirl

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    I was away from the boards for a couple days again, and it seems like there is even more going on in all of your lives.

    Super hugs and prayers to everyone who needs a little extra support these days--which from the sound of things is all of you :hug::hug::hug:

    I just had a quick question: Who else is going to be at DLR over Labor Day weekend? At one point I thought that quite a few peeps were going to be there, but now I'm not so sure!
     
  12. sahbushka

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    Hi Jane! There are a bunch of us who will be there over the 19th of September and I think there is at least one person who will be there over labor day for the walk/run 5K? I think.:confused3

    Sorry I couldn't be more help.

    Sarah
     
  13. disney-super-mom

    disney-super-mom <font color=magenta>I make a mean pot of Jazz Kitc

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    We really won't be there over Labor Day weekend....we leave the evening of September 5th (Saturday) to fly back home.

    I'm pretty sure Jen is running in the half marathon that weekend, so she'll be there for sure, but I'm not sure if anyone else is planning to be there over the weekend.

    But like Sarah said, a bunch of Divas are planning a mini-meet in mid-September.
     
  14. mommaU4

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    Dang, I won't be there over Labor Day, or the September mini meet, or the Halloween meet. Poor me...... :rolleyes1 lol

    Oh well, I'll have to be happy with reading about it and seeing the fun photos!! :yay: :goodvibes
     
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    I second all of that!
     
  16. CoMickey

    CoMickey <font color=red>Happy Dweedle... or is that Tweedl

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    Hi Jane - I had thought about running the 5K that weekend but I've been having problems with my foot so I've quite running for the now. I think Jen is running the 1/2 marathon. We might go for a day but we haven't really made plans yet for that weekend.

    Will you be there?
     
  17. tinkermell

    tinkermell <font color=purple>Th boards are going nuts!<br><f

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    Hi! :wave:

    Big hugs back to you! :hug:

    Well I don't get to go in Sept, but I'm going in October! :banana:

    Now wait just a dog gone minute!!!:mad: What do you mean, you are not going to the Halloween meet?? Huh huh?

    Hi to Vicki, Capri and Jane.

    Tina, congrats on your first wedding. Were you a nervous wreck? What did you make?
     
  18. Stacerita

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    I might be around that weekend. James just informed me we have a wedding to go to that Saturday, but I think the rest of our weekend if open.

    Hey girlie. Once you get to school and are settled, let me know. We can make some plans to meet up since you will be real close.
     
  19. prettyprincessbelle

    prettyprincessbelle <font color=green>I'm just excited for the BBQ! Yu

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    Hi Vicki!! How's your Mom? :hug:

    What a sweet idea Bob had! That's really cute. I'm creative, but not with gifts I guess? I'm good at shopping though!! :banana:

    Thank you, Kelly! :hug: I think I'll get him a giftcard or taking him shopping or something.

    My Dad's back was hurting when we took our trip to Europe, he really was miserable. I felt so bad because he was being a good sport and not complaining because he didn't want to ruin it for us (which he wouldn't have anyways). Just lots of pixie dust for you!! :wizard:
     
  20. mommaU4

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    (sigh) Read my post on the Halloween thread. :(

    I'll miss seeing you and everyone! Hey, I don't suppose you want to join the group coming here to Vegas in November? :rolleyes1 ;)
     
  21. kelmac284

    kelmac284 Lover of all things Disney since 1976

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    Beth oh NO! This whole thing in October was for your birthday! I am so bummed. I haven't gone to the October thread yet to see what is up (I will go there next) but I am really bummed we won't see you!!! Well you BETTER come in Feb! NO backing out of that!

    Anyway I am going to go read the Halloween thread and then I am signing off till after we get back! I hope everyone has a GREAT time while I am gone and ((hugs)) and prayers to everyone who may have anything going on while I am away! Shane is off with the girls at the first day of soccer but I stayed home to get the last minute stuff done. We leave at 3 a.m. ACK so this is most likely the last time I will be on till I get back. We are "supposed" to be back next Thurs eve so I will either be on then or Fri.

    Take care all and I will miss you!

    Bye!
     

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