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    Quote Originally Posted by cricketeen View Post
    They must have really boring parties, then .

    (I crack myself up, sometimes)


    I agree. Seems the dogs only yak or drag their butt when we have company.

    I'm sure if the neighbors saw me running through the house waving my arms and yelling either : OFF! OFF! OFF THE BED!!!! OUTSIDE!!!! OUTSIDE!!! OUTSIDE!!!!!, they'd have me committed.

    And its funny what you said about the dog watching you clean up. Bogie watches me, but he looks so guilty. His tail is down and he hangs his head like he knows he was bad. It would be funny if it wasn't so gross!


    Quote Originally Posted by marybethp View Post
    I have that too - plantar fasciitis - it's before a heel spur. It hurts like HELL. I have to wear shoes all of the time - in fact, my husband told me to thank my podiatrist for the lovely outfits in the morning (you know, nightshirt and sneakers )

    However, as uncomfortable as it would be, if I were in someones home and they had a no shoes policy, I would take them off - no questions.
    Yes, that is what she has and it is apparantly quite painful for her.

    Thanks for telling me as I was sitting her having a brain fart trying to remember what it is she has wrong with her foot.
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    misskitty, try not to worry too much about what your neighbors might ask or what you should say. Most people get the hint when your answers are kind of brief and/or vague. If they get super nosy, ask them how much they weigh and how much money they make. You could tell them the truth (I'm on disability for now but hope to be back to work in a few years), say that you worked really hard and saved your money so that you could take a little time off before returning to work etc. And then do what myrosiedog suggested and ask them questions about themselves.

    myrosiedog, that's so exciting about the foreign exchange students. It'll also give your daughter insight into different cultures (and college!). I'm sure the students will love it that you're such a good cook, too. Sure beats dorm food, right?

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    At my last job I used to measure condo's and apt. building sometimes. I would always take my shoes off when I entered someone else's home, even if they were completely clean/dry. I was suprised at how many people told me not to worry about it and leave them on. Since we are there measuring on the building owner's request and not the tennant's I always took them off anyways and left them in the hallway. I didn't want to inconvienence them anymore than we already were and becides I thought that it would look bad for the company to possibly make messes or piss peoeple off.

    Before we moved into our last place one of the windows was just replaced, so the company inspector came by to make sure it was done and that all the other windows were good. The house didn't have a front sidewalk yet and it was March in Saskatchwan...so muddy is an understatment. Numb-nuts didn't bother to take his boots off and tracked mud throughout the ENTIRE house, we already booked the moving truck and days off work (moving between citys) so we had to keep ALL of out stuff boxed up and stacked in the kitchen and bathrooms until they could get their carpet cleaners over. So we had two full days that we couldn't unpack anything just cause one jerk couldn't be bothered to take his boots off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lois Lane View Post
    hee hee!

    I remember being at a party once and one guest got incensed when the host asked him to take off his shoes. (I think it was one of those really slushy winters and the carpet was very light colored). Well, this guest looked at the woman standing near the host--an Asian-American woman--and screamed at her and said, "When you come to our country, you should adapt to our customs. We don't take our shoes off indoors."

    OK, the hysterical/mortifying thing is--it wasn't this woman's house, she was a guest just like everyone else. (And later she told us she wears shoes in her house!) The host and his wife were both white. I believe the host escorted the guest out of the house and sent him on his way. (In retrospect, I wonder if that was such a good idea 'cause I'm pretty sure the guy was drunk upon arrival.) To this day, I have no idea why this guy was invited. I mean it'd be one to to be forced to interact with him at work, but why invite him into your home?
    THAT is some story, Lois Lane. Now you've got me wondering what was that guy's problems.

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    Thanks myrosiedog and LoisLane. I will try to remember to use humor and distraction. I've been sick for 14 years now. It all hit me when I was very young .

    myrosiedog: I misssed your post about your foreign students. That sounds wonderful and I'm sure they will love being with your family as much as you will enjoy having them!

    ...I was sitting her having a brain fart trying to remember what it is she has wrong with her foot.
    And what exactly is a brain fart? I, um, don't think I've experienced that and not sure I want to

    AmyLee: That's awful about the shoes. I know when we used to go visiting during rainy and winter boot season, we'd bring our own house shoes or slippers with us. We all have extra little guest slippers for when it gets cold on your feet from sitting and visiting. Must be a Canadian thing.

    lambikins: Ewwww! I know dogs are usually self-cleaning for just about anything lying around. But kittehs? That makes me want to
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lois Lane View Post
    misskitty, try not to worry too much about what your neighbors might ask or what you should say. Most people get the hint when your answers are kind of brief and/or vague. If they get super nosy, ask them how much they weigh and how much money they make. You could tell them the truth (I'm on disability for now but hope to be back to work in a few years), say that you worked really hard and saved your money so that you could take a little time off before returning to work etc. And then do what myrosiedog suggested and ask them questions about themselves.

    myrosiedog, that's so exciting about the foreign exchange students. It'll also give your daughter insight into different cultures (and college!). I'm sure the students will love it that you're such a good cook, too. Sure beats dorm food, right?

    We got our student!!!! Her name is Amma and she is from Ghana (Africa) and is a graduate student at Clemson University, but is working on biological research as a graduate degree here in Greenville in the hospital and lives in her own apt. not too far from us. The great part about this? My daughter has gotten VERY interested in biology this past year and is talking now about doing something in biology, so Amma can really be a mentor to her if it works out.
    She's in her early 20's and while she won't be living with us, she will be able to do stuff with our family and come to dinner, etc. She speaks very good English and we get to meet her face to face next week. It's a great program that matches students to families so they aren't so alone and they get to experience what its like to be a part of an American family without putting a huge burden on the family to feed and house them like typical exchange programs do.

    We are all very excited and have been looking up Ghana this afternoon to learn more about the country.


    Miss Kitty, I can't believe you've never heard of a brain fart. It's a temporary forgetfullness. Like you KNOW the word, but you can't think of it so you say: I just had a brain fart. Don't worry, they are silent and do not smell!
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    Quote Originally Posted by misskitty View Post
    Thanks myrosiedog and LoisLane. I will try to remember to use humor and distraction. I've been sick for 14 years now. It all hit me when I was very young .

    lambikins: Ewwww! I know dogs are usually self-cleaning for just about anything lying around. But kittehs? That makes me want to
    I've had cats every day of my life and my mom and grandma also had cats and the one thing they all had in common was that 'self-cleaning' habit, especially when it was food. Hairballs, not so much.
    Still crazy, after all these shears

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    Memphis suffered a tremendous blow today and I am in mourning. The most magnificent (in my opinion) building in downtown, burned. First United Methodist Church,built in 1893, is just a shell. I feel like I've been sucker punched in the stomach. That building was made of some kind of large grey stone, maybe limestome, maybe sandstone, I haven't a clue, but it was gorgeous. I have stood in that sanctuary and looked at the huge stained glass windows, which depicted stories from the Bible, many times and just marveled at the workmanship. There was a kneeling rail with needlepoint cushions on it. They were made by the ladies of the church and seemed to be quite old, and most beautiful. They had scenes of momenteous occasions of the church on them.The first one, on the left, was a scene of the log church which was their first meeting place.

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