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    Welcome to FoRt Scout Mom.

    My good news - opening night of our play went very, very well and I got to see people that I haven't seen in ages.

    My Mum and step-dad are coming to see the play tomorrow night and are going to be staying in my apartment that comforably fits one, this weekend

    I can't wait to see them.
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    JLuvs - I love hearing about your life. What fun! Break a leg! (That saying always cracks me up). I'm taking my 15 year old daughter Christmas shopping in a town with super-funky stores today. I already maxed out one card, so have the brakes on. My "live for today" philosophy doesn't stand me well in these situations. hee.
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    JLuvs - Congrats on the play! And good luck with that cramped apartment thing. Hopefully, you have a closet you can hide in for a while!

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    Last night my Baba and our family had her first Christmas in the nursing home. It was fabulous! A buffet that would stand up to any corporate affair, complete with cabbage rolls and sweets, decorations everywhere, a huge tree, dressed up staff and a live band who played dance music half the night!

    It was so nice to watch my Baba. She had never seen 400+ people at such an event ever. She watched the little ones dance with their grandparents in wheelchairs, and staff dance with the blind and deaf. It was so joyful and heartwarming!

    **So, I'd like to send a special SHOUT-OUT to all nursing home staff, cooks, organizers, and volunteers who do so much to make Christmas wonderful for our elderly parents and siblings!**
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    Awwww! That sounds wonderful, misskitty. I'm glad your Baba has found such a joyous place.
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    It sounds like your Baba is in a really great place. My aunt lived in an assisted living facility until she died in March. They always had activities - dances, sing-alongs, dinners, bingo, trips to restaurants, "scenic tours" (that cracked me up - there's NOTHING scenic about South Jersey!!!). But she was very happy there, and they took excellent care of her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskitty;2173294;
    Last night my Baba and our family had her first Christmas in the nursing home. It was fabulous! A buffet that would stand up to any corporate affair, complete with cabbage rolls and sweets, decorations everywhere, a huge tree, dressed up staff and a live band who played dance music half the night!

    It was so nice to watch my Baba. She had never seen 400+ people at such an event ever. She watched the little ones dance with their grandparents in wheelchairs, and staff dance with the blind and deaf. It was so joyful and heartwarming!

    **So, I'd like to send a special SHOUT-OUT to all nursing home staff, cooks, organizers, and volunteers who do so much to make Christmas wonderful for our elderly parents and siblings!**

    That sounds absolutely wonderful misskitty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by misskitty;2173294;
    Last night my Baba and our family had her first Christmas in the nursing home. It was fabulous! A buffet that would stand up to any corporate affair, complete with cabbage rolls and sweets, decorations everywhere, a huge tree, dressed up staff and a live band who played dance music half the night!

    It was so nice to watch my Baba. She had never seen 400+ people at such an event ever. She watched the little ones dance with their grandparents in wheelchairs, and staff dance with the blind and deaf. It was so joyful and heartwarming!

    **So, I'd like to send a special SHOUT-OUT to all nursing home staff, cooks, organizers, and volunteers who do so much to make Christmas wonderful for our elderly parents and siblings!**
    Sounds like it was a well organized affair and that everyone had a great time.

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    Thanks everyone! Next year my Dad and I are going to volunteer to help decorate and such as well. Because it was my Baba's first year there, it was important to us that she enjoyed it. And it was extra nice that we all did as well.
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    How exciting for her MissKitty - are you Slavic? My Baba (who has since passed) was born in Czechoslovakia - I haven't heard of someone having a Baba in so long!

    My good news is that I took my daughter to see Beauty & the Beast on Broadway yesterday for her 8th birthday and to the American Girl store (oy vay!). It really was a magical day, even if it cost me an arm and a leg (and an elbow, and neck....LOL). Donny Osmond played Gaston and it was fantastic. John Tartaglia played Lumiere and he was AWESOME (of course my daughter recognized him as Johnny from Johnny & the Sprites on Playhouse Disney). It was just a great day spent with my daughter and husband - those days are rare now that we have another baby

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