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Nana replied on Tue, Aug 20 2013 8:21 PM | Locked

Bonita

Doesn't she look beautiful.

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MNnancy replied on Tue, Aug 20 2013 11:13 PM | Locked

Very nice picture, Karla!


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Patti replied on Wed, Aug 21 2013 12:18 AM | Locked

Karla, you look great!

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Donna B replied on Wed, Aug 21 2013 12:42 AM | Locked

Looking good Karla!  50 # make a big difference, don't they!

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Karla replied on Wed, Aug 21 2013 8:49 AM | Locked

Yes, Donna, they do.  Now if I could just get motivated and stick with the plan to take off the next 50...

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ls2116 replied on Wed, Aug 21 2013 9:04 AM | Locked

I'm trying to retrace my quilt shops that i visited a couple weeks ago and they just gave me a handwritten receipt that didn't have the name of shop on it, and now i want to buy more fabric from them and i paid cash when i was there too bad my car can't remember where it drove.

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Jan replied on Wed, Aug 21 2013 10:23 AM | Locked

Agnes,

One of the things I see daily with my 15 year old grand daughter living here is these kids have no social skills.  They never talk with each other.  Even at a party they are sitting across the table texting each other.  She won't talk to anyone she does not know VERY well.  Including a situation where she was babysitting. She has a sitting job for the summer.  Her parents are divorced so some weeks she is here and some at Dad's. The dad started to bring her here on a dad's week and she "didn't know him well enough" to tell him.  Instead she spent the entire time texting me to figure out if we could take her to her dad's.  I went out and told the guy she was at her dad's and gave him directions.  The mom picked her up in the morning and forgot to tell the dad.

but in a second she could have said, Rich I am at Dad"s this week. And she knows how to get there because it is right across the street from her father's parents.

 

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ls2116 replied on Wed, Aug 21 2013 2:49 PM | Locked

That texting bit Jan I know what you mean everywhere I go I see people texting but its not just the kids.

I retraced my shop hopping found the place that had alot of brick fabric bought some intending to use it for a different nephews quilt who is a roofer this one is just in planning stage now but i think the brick design looks like roofing shingles to me.  got any suggestions for that type of quilt?

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Julienne replied on Thu, Aug 22 2013 9:16 AM | Locked

I understand the beyond rude texting, but I have found that sometimes it is easier to text my DD when she is at work when I need to ask her something, because she cannot take phone calls. But when she feels her phone vibrate in her pocket, and she gets a break she can text back the answer. I really do not use all the functions on my phone (it is an android) and I do hate to text as I have "fat fingers" but it does come in handy. tho I was brought up in a strict home and we did not even know what a cell phone was until I was out of school and then they were the big Bag phones. Oh I now feel Old. LOL

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Jan replied on Thu, Aug 22 2013 9:42 AM | Locked

I love the ability to text.  My deal with my kids is if you text me and I can, I will answer.  If I am busy, well then, I will get back to you. I have he same thing going with my DD1 at work.  She checks before she leaves work and picks up whatever we need at the store etc on the way home.  She knows if I call her when she is at work it is because school has called here, and only that.  It is definitely a nice part of the technology.

But with the "fat fingers" there comes some hostility that we don't have when speaking.  For example, my DD1 said on FB on her birthday that what DGD1 had put was nice to"here" because they had been fussing a lot with each other over the past few days.  In conversation that would have been the end of it because words are not misspelled when talking.  But she got a number of comments saying it was hear not here. . .  That type of answer frustrates me.  The sentiment was there and very clear. Why is it accepted by many that is is now OK to criticize every word. . . I don't think the youngest generation has learned their playground rules very well.

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Sukochi replied on Thu, Aug 22 2013 9:55 AM | Locked

Why is texting someone who is working, and not allowed personal calls, OK? 

DH and I were having a conversation about phones yesterday. He hates cell phones. I find them necessary. For use IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.  Before the cell phone, we had to wait till we got home to get a message, ask a question, or just chat.

 Were in a restaurant, yesterday, and the table next to ue hod three people. All on their phones. Didn'y say a word to each other duringt he whole meal.  I watch the show COPS on TV sometimes. There, more then once, have had people, the cops were trying to interview, accepting calls and talking, like they had nothing else to do. I see people doing the same thing when they are standing in front  of a store clerk. I would probably get fired quick, cause I would speak up and tell them if they want MY attention, they should give me THEIRS!

I know my opinions are not very welcome around here, or anywhere, for that matter. But, as DH says, some people don't want to hear the truth, or others opinions, and not just on the phone. LOL

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Jan replied on Thu, Aug 22 2013 3:41 PM | Locked

Now that I am older and cannot even change a tire, I would not go anywhere without my phone.  I keep it in my pocket.  I do not answer it at work, at the store checkout, at the doctor, in the school.  I take my adults kids phones when they pull it out in the car.  They certainly have their use.  I just wish regular socialization skills were still as important as it was a couple of generations ago.

 

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Kris replied on Thu, Aug 22 2013 6:54 PM | Locked

Sukochi:
Why is texting someone who is working, and not allowed personal calls, OK? 

It's certainly not allowed here. Someone actually lost her job for that. Answering text messages with a patient on the table after repeated warnings. It's easier on the off shifts when the patient load is lighter but it shouldn't take priority over patient care.

I have a problem with people who can't put the phone down long enough to answer my questions before I bring them in for an exam. There's a time and a place for everything.

 

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Karla replied on Thu, Aug 22 2013 7:10 PM | Locked

I heartily agree.  I get angry when my DD's text me...if they want something from me, just call me.  I don't have a smart phone so it takes me awhile to try to type out a reply...usually if they text me, I just call them back.  I do have a blue tooth I use if I'm on extended travel, like when I was driving to Branson earlier this year, or going to visit my Dad in California, but other than that, if I'm in the car I don't answer it.  They always tell me that I never answer it when I'm in a casino either...oh well.

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MNnancy replied on Thu, Aug 22 2013 8:34 PM | Locked

Karla:
They always tell me that I never answer it when I'm in a casino either...oh well.

LOL

DH told me when our current cell phone contract is up, he's going to get the cheapest flat rate Walmart phone available because no one ever calls him anyway.  I had to laugh because many times I've had to grab his cell phone ringing in the house and run it out to him in his workshop.  He simply never carries his phone on him.  How is he ever going to get a call that way?


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