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   Posted 12/27/2006 9:52 AM (GMT -7)   
I have to tell you...I'm gonna be bringin' "Sexy" back this year in a hot pink suede tool belt!  I absolutely love it!
What was your favorite gift?  (And let's not wax philosophical here...I'm talking "material things!")
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   Posted 12/27/2006 12:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Have you ever heard of do not drink and drive. Well I obviously should not leave a party sober. I broke my foot and popped the ligiments. Would not have happened if I had not been sober. LOL So I guess the cast is my best present because it was my same foot my ankle surgery was done on. I was so relieved to hear the ankle was fine and no surgery is necessary that the foot thing was no doubt the best gift this year. I asked the dr. to tell Vic I could not cook or clean or any of that domestic stuff for months. If he had gone along with it....it would have been the " bestest " present ever. LOL Joyce

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   Posted 12/27/2006 3:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh gees, do I dare say "my new house"? It is not a farmhouse, Joyce, it is a city type house on 34 acres. It is so peaceful and the birds are beginning to find the feeders so it is a joy to watch them.

Sorry you broke your foot, Joyce. I do think the dr should have told Vic you could do nothing at least until Valentine's Day.

Bev, I know a couple of girls who would love your hot pink suede tool belt. Sounds like a good idea for Jo-Ann and my daughter! Picture, please?

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   Posted 12/27/2006 4:17 PM (GMT -7)   

Bevie...I love this thread you started..!! Boy would I love to see you in that  hot pink tool belt....!!! :-)   What a great idea.

My favorite gift was a Christmas/Birthday gift...my kitten Auti..She is such a sweetie but what a stinker !! She is getting into everything. This morning she knocked over my lamp. Her favorite thing is knocking off all the stuff on my bathroom vanity.She sure is alot of company...

Well, Mk your house/farmhouse was a wonderful gift. But Joyce I dont think that cast is my idea of a great gift. Different, but not great...!!! LOL...Hope the pain isnt to bad my friend.

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   Posted 12/27/2006 4:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I loved everything I got. I have to tell you the top two, though. My kids got me a beautiful wireless laptop and assessories (leather carrying case, wireless remote and a tray-like thing you put over you to hold the laptop, if you are sitting down or in bed, etc...and a MP3 player. I think this was the best Christmas I have ever had in my life. Not because of the material things, but I have a new grandbaby, and this was her first Christmas (7 months old), my mom has come to live with me due to not being able to care for herself any longer (82). I really enjoyed my family all together, with my new addition. Made it really special.

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   Posted 12/27/2006 9:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I really think the best gift I received was from my little grandson (9 years). He gave me 2 decorative angels and bought them all by himself at his Santa's Secret Shop at school. He knows that I collect angels .....how sweet, huh? Grandkids, aren't they great? Gotta love em.

Bev, the hot pink suede tool belt sounds so sexy. (LOL, I am getting a visual now! LOL) Joyce, so sorry to hear that you broke your foot, OUCH! That sounds so painful. Take care my friend! MK, your new house sounds wonderful. Enjoy every minute there and make many memories. (I was visualizing you cooking and baking in that huge kitchen......ahhhh, I am envious) Cathi, give that little kitten a nice pat from me, ok? She sounds so cute. Cindy, I was blessed with a new grandchild in July so this Christmas was extra special for us also. God Bless those little ones.

I thought of all of my dear breast friends while celebrating Christmas day and hoped that all was well with each and every one of you and that you could enjoy the holiday to the fullest.

Hope all have a most prosperous and healthy NEW YEAR!

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   Posted 12/27/2006 11:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I, too, had many wonderful gifts this year, but my favorite was from my sister.  She sent me a set of cups and plates from Pampered Chef that are decorated in BC pink and white polka dots.  Inside the cups is the BC ribbon logo.  I cried.  Bev - would love to see the tool belt.  Joyce - so sorry about the foot.  That sounds very painful.  Reminds me of my husband when he fell off the roof.
I found a sexy black dress that I wore for Christmas.  It was the grand debut of the new boobies.  I have to say, I looked pretty darn good!!!
L & H,

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   Posted 12/28/2006 7:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi All

My favorite gift was 2 pair of socks, not any ordinary socks they have schnauzers on them. One pair has grey and white schnauzers and the other has black schnauzers just like my babies Bailey & Baxter.

This was the first Christmas in awhile that I had both of my kids together so that was great. We had a very quiet but wonderful time.


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   Posted 12/29/2006 9:26 AM (GMT -7)   

Happy Holidays Everyone! I am hoping that each of you had a wonderful Christmas and my wish for 2007 is that there is a cure found for this disease.

I love the hot pink tool belt. What a great idea! Now, I really don't think that a cast would be my choice for a fav gift but I am glad that you ankle wasn't injured. MK, I vote that we have a reunion at your new house. It sounds perfect!

It recd a new digital camera. I love it but for the life of me can't figure out how to download the pics. (I'm computer challenged and not digital challenged..lol) I also recd a new tower, keybd and mouse. My computer was 8 yrs old and dieing a slow, painful death. But my fav gifts were:  My middle granddaughter (age 6) made a pic frame at school and her teacher took her pic in front of their class tree.I have this same type of pic from both of my dd's and my eldest granddaugter, so it makes a great wall hanging. My 1yo grandson made me a handprint ornament. But my most fav gift, and a total surprise, was K.C. Chief Lamar Hunt...a 9 week old Boston Terrier. This was from my dd that has been giving me so much trouble. My crapzu was stolen about 2 mos ago. "K.C." is a little demon and I can already tell that he is going to own each of us in no time.



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   Posted 12/29/2006 10:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm truly grateful for my house.  I can't get over how I still swoon while driving towards it.  Never in my wildest dreams......
OK, now that I've been appropriately grateful.....I'm having a really really hard time here, ladies.  See, DH got me a new set of dishes from Gander Mountain and I'm having a hard time seeing past them.  They have these flies around the rim and a big trout in the middle.  ALL of my gifts came from Gander Mountain this year, ladies.  Someone needs to talk to this boy.  I tenderly broached the subject of returning them and he was hurt, so I retreated.  I'm gonna have to get tough though, I think. 
Favorite gift:  I got waders so I can work on my pond come spring.  I'm trimming and weeding it by hand and have to get in there to do it.  Now I need heavy duty rubber gloves to protect my compromized arm.  Last time I weeded, my right arm was scratched badly and I didn't feel it because the water was so cold.  I could have really done some damage, considering the lymph node removal that was done.  I didn't even remember about protecting the arm.  Mom's friend with BC reminded me when she saw the scratches.  How soon we forget.
Now back to the real question:  Does the fact that I asked for the waders make getting the dishes my own fault? 
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   Posted 12/29/2006 8:56 PM (GMT -7)   

I just read your post to Wes and he said to tell you that you need to let your husband know that he can get you trappers gloves at "GANDER MOUNTAIN". He says that they go clear up to your shoulder and are made of heavy duty rubber. That should be enough protection.....right??? Too funny......he is standing behind me and making sure that I give you the information. He loved your post about the "BEAUTIFUL" dishes. Oh my!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So glad that everything worked out for you with your new place of residence. I know how long that you have waited to find the "perfect" place. I want some pictures of that pond come next summer, OK?

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   Posted 12/30/2006 12:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh my...plate with flies??? Is he a fisherman? At first I thought you meant the regular house flies and then realized you must have meant the flies they use to catch the fish. I thought it was funny...sorry. Maybe tell him that you will use those placings on the nights you have fish for dinner? The excuse could be that eating chicken off of a plate that displays a fish doesn't match. It'll make your chicken taste like fish!!! Can't wait to see what you come up with. In any event, congrats on the new home.
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   Posted 12/31/2006 11:37 AM (GMT -7)   
My favorite is a quilted "sweatshirt jacket" made by my talented sister (also a two-time BC survivor). She takes a sweatshirt, disassembles it, makes a pieced jacket, and uses the sweatshirt as backing. She sews the sweatshirt cuffs and collar back on. Like I said, she's talented!


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   Posted 12/31/2006 9:39 PM (GMT -7)   

Wish I could say I got a new house BUT - the best material thing I got was a picture frame filled with pictures of my 2 grandchildren and it has 'GRANDKIDS' carved in the bottom of the frame.

MK - how far did you move for your new house?  Hope the foot/ankle heels fast for you Joyce. Everyone else's Christmas sounded wonderful - have to be careful what we ask for Ellen.  I like the idea if you eat fish you use those dishes. ha

The very best thing of Christmas this year was having all of my kids, daughter-in-laws and grandkids, as well as my mom and Leon's parents here to share Christmas with us.

Wishing you all a Happy New Year and prayers for good health for all.

Kitty m

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   Posted 1/1/2007 11:16 PM (GMT -7)   
I'll have to go back and read everyone's posts later. It's getting late and I need to go to bed.

My favorite gift was the calendar DD made on SnapFish. Each month has photographs she took of the grandchildren. For example, March has the photos that were taken the day Luke Michael was born. Then on each person's birthday, she has a tiny photo of that person with one or both of the grandchildren. It is just a treasure. She said it took a long time to do, but everyone who got one was thrilled. She used to go to Kinkos, but SnapFish is cheaper and the calendar is so much nicer. Lauri
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