The After Christmas Dilemma

@BelleStarr (26324)
Portland, Connecticut
December 28, 2015 8:52pm CST
Today was a crazy day for me. I had a lunch date with my girl friend Irene. We got a late start and it was almost 3 p.m. by the time I was on the way back to my house. I had a lunch date scheduled for Tuesday as well with two other friends. I got a text from one of them on the way home. We are expecting snow tomorrow so she wanted to know when I would be back from Florida. March 6th I texted. I wasn't driving by the way, I was a passenger. Normally this would not be an issue, we have waited to get together before but this time we chipped in together to get Joe British pounds for his trip for which he is leaving Sunday. Oh dear, what should we do? Neither of us have any other free days this week. we called him, he was at home. I suggested that we drive the 30 miles to his house to make sure he gets his money before he leaves. Jackie has not had water for 3 days due to a broken well pump and she just finished cleaning up after her party Friday now that she can do dishes and laundry and was too tired to drive. I don't usually drive and I hate driving after dark but I didn't see another option. I need to stop for gas and then I picked up Jackie and we drove down to see Joe. It was a short visit but we enjoyed seeing each other and actually Jackie and I had about 80 minutes time in the car to catch up on everything. What a crazy day it was but I got to exchange gifts with three friends and have some quality visiting time so in the end, the dilemma was solved and a good time was had by all. How was your day?
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@fishtiger58 (27210)
• Momence, Illinois
29 Dec 15
A quiet day, we had an ice storm most of the day so I stayed home.
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@BelleStarr (26324)
• Portland, Connecticut
29 Dec 15
I suspect that is what is headed our way, I will stay in tomorrow.
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@fishtiger58 (27210)
• Momence, Illinois
29 Dec 15
@BelleStarr It's warmed up and now is melting a bit.
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@jstory07 (51664)
• Roseburg, Oregon
29 Dec 15
At least you had a good time in the end.
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@BelleStarr (26324)
• Portland, Connecticut
29 Dec 15
We did but just thinking about it was causing both of us some stress but we agreed it was great and looking at the weather today, it is a good thing we did
@Hatley (140815)
• Garden Grove, California
29 Dec 15
at least your dadid tu r out to be good after all lol
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@BelleStarr (26324)
• Portland, Connecticut
29 Dec 15
It did, it was frantic but now I am home and I only have one more friend to exchange gifts with which we will do on New Years eve.
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@TRBRocks420 (48592)
• Banks, Oregon
29 Dec 15
Sounds like a crazy day, mine has been peaceful and, quiet for the most part.
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@BelleStarr (26324)
• Portland, Connecticut
29 Dec 15
It was crazy but I will be hunkering down tomorrow with the snow.
@kevin1877uk (35558)
31 Dec 15
A little busy here today but now it's ok, just me and my laptop and Mylot.
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@BelleStarr (26324)
• Portland, Connecticut
31 Dec 15
Now that is a pretty perfect set up. I also have my husband and dogs but I am having fun by myself as I sit in my recliner and he watches TV and you are up way too late lol
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@kevin1877uk (35558)
31 Dec 15
@BelleStarr LOL I'm always up way too late, glad you are having fun :)
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@BelleStarr (26324)
• Portland, Connecticut
31 Dec 15
@kevin1877uk I have way too much fun on here and I get behind in real life lol
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@LadyDuck (91280)
• Switzerland
29 Dec 15
We had a normal working day, there are things to do before the end of the year.
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@BelleStarr (26324)
• Portland, Connecticut
29 Dec 15
Yes that is the beauty of not working any longer I don't have to worry about end of year.
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@LadyDuck (91280)
• Switzerland
29 Dec 15
@BelleStarr We are officially retired, but my husband did not like to do nothing, so he created several websites and so I help him.
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@BelleStarr (26324)
• Portland, Connecticut
29 Dec 15
@LadyDuck lol Thank actually sounds like fun, my husband never touches a computer since he left work three years ago.
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@1hopefulman (14667)
• Canada
29 Dec 15
My day was great, thanks for asking!
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@BelleStarr (26324)
• Portland, Connecticut
29 Dec 15
I think a lot of people are enjoying these quieter days after the holidays.
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@TheHorse (42004)
• Pleasant Hill, California
29 Dec 15
@BelleStarr Many of my friends are saying they're enjoying these "do nothing" days.
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@salonga (27266)
• Philippines
29 Dec 15
I understand why you hate driving after dark. My husband finds it very hard because his eyes are not that good during night time so my son always takes over.
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@BelleStarr (26324)
• Portland, Connecticut
29 Dec 15
I just get disoriented much easier, I hate the feeling of not having total control.
@simone10 (22300)
• Louisville, Kentucky
29 Dec 15
It does sound like a crazy day. I'm glad that it eventually worked out and the problem was solved.
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@BelleStarr (26324)
• Portland, Connecticut
29 Dec 15
Thank you yes it was a good thing we did it is horrible today with sleet and freezing rain.
@Juliaacv (15769)
• Canada
29 Dec 15
You do sounds like you had a very busy day. It was just another working day for me, a busy one, but time flies by when its like that, so I'm happy when that happens. Just 2 more working days and then I took 5 days off.
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@BelleStarr (26324)
• Portland, Connecticut
29 Dec 15
The long weekend is take off time for our trip to Florida so I will be using some of it to get away.
@paigea (18331)
• Canada
29 Dec 15
I am glad that it all worked out!
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@BelleStarr (26324)
• Portland, Connecticut
29 Dec 15
Thank you, I can now relax and get ready to leave for Florida
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@TheHorse (42004)
• Pleasant Hill, California
29 Dec 15
How come you don't like driving after dark? My day was productive. Got a bunch of paperwork in the morning and saw a kid client in the afternoon.
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@BelleStarr (26324)
• Portland, Connecticut
29 Dec 15
When you get older the lights bother your eyes, it is common among my older friends. I also get disoriented much easier, in the daytime I never get lost.
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@amnabas (9684)
• Karachi, Pakistan
29 Dec 15
It's great you enjoyed short meetings there. Have a peaceful night too.
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@BelleStarr (26324)
• Portland, Connecticut
29 Dec 15
Thank you even though it was short we had time to squeeze in a very nice visit. How are you feeling? I know a miscarriage takes a ot out of a person.