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  1. schumigirl

    schumigirl It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts

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    Big hello to KorbensMomma :wave2:



    None for us thanks........we have enough of our own here. It`s freezing here. So unpleasant. Snow and hailstones and so dark. I had to go out to get some cards and things today as I am so behind in my shopping, but only lasted a half hour. The snow and icy blast is coming straight from the North Sea :scared1: First stop is us. -5 with a colder windchill. DS is not at Uni today so we have just had hot chocolates and the heating is woomped up ::yes::

    I miss the heat of Florida :(

    I wish those bloomin smilies would stay in the one place!!!!

    Little things annoy me when I`m cold :rolleyes1

    I really need to get Christmas things organised.

    Hope everyones doing ok :goodvibes
     
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  3. keishashadow

    keishashadow <font color=red>Proud Redhead<br><font color=green

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    smileys took a walk-about:joker:
     
  4. damo

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    Those warm couple of days were sure lovely. Back to the chill up here too.

    Keep warm and healthy everyone!!!
     
  5. macraven

    macraven Proud Redhead

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    so far, we have canadians and uk-ers with cold weather.

    within a week, i'll be in those numbers too.

    ugh.




    here's a question for all the homies that post here or lurk here:


    How do you celebrate the Christmas holidays?
    do you go away, have family in, do parties, get togethers with family or friends?

    i'm curious.

    we, for our entire married life, stay at home and don't see any relatives.
    just the kids, kats and us for the holidays.

    i keep reading on the cb how so many do relative events, parties or travel places in order to connect with the family.

    what all do you do?

    i ask because i am curious.


    i must live under a rock as i have always had the holidays with those within my 4 walls.
    (that's growing up and then as a married adult.)
     
  6. macraven

    macraven Proud Redhead

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  7. Cdn Friends of Pooh

    Cdn Friends of Pooh Certified Mousejunkie

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    Hello all! Haven't been on much lately - I guess real life gets in the way sometimes. Hope everyone is well.

    We've already had enough snow to last all winter - pooches love it though. This is our back deck.

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    Speaking of pooches, we have a new addition to the family. With our oldest Dawnie being 11 now, and Tanner being a year and a half, we thought Tanner really needed a playmate as Dawnie really can't play like she used to. If anyone knows about Huskies, they play fairly rough (to some it might look like fighting) - and with Dawnie being older we didn't want her to get hurt. So when Tanner's breeder approached us about co-owing one of her pups with her so she wouldn't have to ship him to France, we jumped at the chance.

    Zephyr has been with us just little over a month and is fitting in quite well ... although he is a typical husky pup - into everything!! LOL

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  8. Sparkly

    Sparkly Starlight, starbright...

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    Ooh, a thread for the Dark Siders!

    Joining for definite! I love Universal- it has it's own magic and I hate it when people compare it to Disney. We even stayed at RPR last trip and ADORED it. I wish we had longer then one night because it was a gorgeous resort but so expensive.
     
  9. macraven

    macraven Proud Redhead

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    a big :welcome: to

    SPARKLY


    our newest homie.



    be sure to come back and play here again!


    the darkside awaits youse.
     
  10. keishashadow

    keishashadow <font color=red>Proud Redhead<br><font color=green

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    bonnie i was blinded by all the white stuff:scared1:but regrouped to see the cute pooch:thumbsup2

    sparkly 'fresh meat', nwahahaha welcome to the darkside's best thread;) hey to KorbensMomma too

    mac i tend to hunker down over the winter. I am drug out from under my rock Christmas though. Mostly because i refuse to host both Thanksgiving and Christmas for extended family. Christmas Eve I do my penance and make nice with large group of ex-in-laws to keep oldest two kids happy. Christmas day we head to SIL's house for dinner and present exchange. Day after Christmas, I make holiday dinner for immediate family...then I have a NYE party.
     
  11. Metro West

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    Bonny....Zephyr is a gorgeous pup! I love Huskies but I don't think they would do too well in the Florida heat.

    Carole - Last week's episode of AHS was my favorite. Frances Conroy appeared at the Angel of Death and looked fantastic! She looks stunning in black.

    The weather has been beautiful here...highs in the lower 80s for the past few days and this weekend looks great too! No rain though but it's the dry season now until spring so not much in the way of long rain storms. I'm planning on heading to the Studios Saturday evening for the festivities (parade and concert). It should be lots of fun.

    Take care and have a great Friday!
     
  12. Cdn Friends of Pooh

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    This is what I meant when I said, typical Husky pup who gets into everything ...

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    Actually here is a shot of part of the family. L to R: me and the mother, Lee and Zephyr, Cecile the French translator with Zephyr's sister Breezy, Gabrielle the French lady with Zephyr's brother Zach (who is now in France) and Annette our good friend and dog breeder with the dad. And no comments on how terrible I look please!!

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  13. Cdn Friends of Pooh

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    Tanner didn't want to feel left out so asked that I post a couple of him too ;)

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  14. macraven

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    if it wasn't for the nose and eyes, that baby would blend into the snow!

    you are a lucky ducky, you have a beautiful new baby to love.
     
  15. schumigirl

    schumigirl It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts

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    We stay at home and have always done so. But we do live away from family so visiting not really an option. My mum used to come the first couple of years after my dad passed away, but it gets too cold for her here in the depths of winter so she goes to my sis house.

    Sometimes our Christmas dinner can be at night if DH has to work. This year he is off from the 17th till 27th :cheer2: So dinner will be around 3pm.....full turkey and trimmings. I also cook a gammon joint so for the next few days we just nibble on cold cuts, smoked salmon, large shrimp, snacks, dips and treats. No real cooking for a few days. We go to a friends house on Boxing night or they come to us and again we just snack and have a few cocktails and the kids all get on great, they are teenagers too so it`s a lot of fun.

    I like being home Christmas day.

    Hi Sparkly :wave2: Welcome.......definately hang around with us :thumbsup2


    Bonny........All the dogs are gorgeous......but Tanner is amazing. He is so beautiful. You are very lucky to have such lovely animals :goodvibes


    Oh my goodness it`s hard to watch this series!!! We`ve just had episode 6 where we see just how much of a fruit loop Thredson really is!!!!!! I really liked his character in the beginning. Poor Lana and poor Shelley. It`s so awful. And I`m really liking and feeling so sorry for Sister Jude!! Where is pepper????

    I thought I heard Dylan McDermott`s voice at the end of this episode when the cops answered the phone in the present day scene, but his name didn`t appear but sounded so like him. I watch through fingers usually but loving it at the same time. Looking forward to Frances Conroy. But they are all fantastic in it. Lily Rabe is a riot :rotfl: Loving her character too.

    I`m not at all jealous of the weather you`re having :rolleyes1 :rolleyes1 Enjoy your weekend though :goodvibes



    Just been out grocery shopping and finally got some Christmas stuff. Cards, wrapping paper and labels........it`s a start. Got most of DS`s presents already and Scotland is sorted. Just stuff for DH and I now, oh and one of my my friends. Will get that done next week.

    It`s bitterly cold but at least it`s sunny with no snow today. One of our newspapers today had the headline "coldest week in 20 years coming" :sad2: We have that to look forward to next week!!

    Quiet weekend planned. Lasagne for dinner tonight and hot hot hot curry tomorrow night :thumbsup2
     
  16. Sparkly

    Sparkly Starlight, starbright...

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    Beautiful dogs!

    It's freezing cold and rainy here. Worst, my radiator doesn't want to know so it's like Antarctica in here! I spent most of today in bed where at least it was lovely and warm. I'm more then ready for Christmas, if only for some new surroundings and to spend the time with my family.
     
  17. schumigirl

    schumigirl It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts

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    Has Tinker-Tude been back with her cranberry sauce recipe with marmalade yet?? Hope I haven`t missed it.

    I have made some lovely marshmallows coated in white chocolate then rolled in dessicated coconut :cloud9: :cloud9: They are delicious. Just trying not to eat too many :rolleyes1

    I`m always in awe of just how much snow Bonny and Lee get.........I shiver just looking at it.

    Hey Mac......Hope you and St Lawrence are doing ok :goodvibes

    And where is Vicki????? Miss you :hug:

    Pouring my first glass of red wine of the weekend :thumbsup2
     
  18. macraven

    macraven Proud Redhead

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    thanks schumigirl, i'm on the road to recovery now.




    i might have to do what the link below did.
    kitties and cats are very busy during tree time.





    http://imgur.com/a/6VJUr
     
  19. keishashadow

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    I like that idea! We have to put our tree up on a platform so bad dog (she who looks and acts like a tasmanian devil) doesn't eat it....where did I go wrong:laughing:

    good weekend all
     
  20. Lynne G

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    Love the dog pitures. I had bad dogs too. Our tree didn't have ornaments except at the very top, as my one lab liked eating glass Xmas balls, and the tree stand is still screwed down to a large piece of wood and the tree used to be tethered to a screw in the wall, as my other lab liked to climb up inside the tree.

    Our current dog is a boxer, and is more civilized around the tree.


    Rain and cold today. Now that I have an AP, USO keeps sending me mail. We miss it. And right now, sun would be nice.
     
  21. macraven

    macraven Proud Redhead

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    one year i had to put the christmas tree in the playpen.

    one of my boys at the age of 18 months, ate a glass ornament off the tree.
    xrays showed he was okay and he passed all of it without injuries.


    took the kid out of the playpen and put the tree in it.

    no more issues with littles getting into the tree then.


    now it is just the new kitty of 3 months and the cat that get into the tree.
     
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