Do You See Me?

@DianneN (74051)
United States
July 2, 2016 11:41am CST
No, you probably haven't. The last few days have kept me from seeing you, too. We spent four hours with our decorator looking at floor plans for our larger family room. We chose sofas, love seats, a chaise lounge, a coffee table, a wall unit, an end table, two French bergere chairs, another table, a bookcase, and began looking at fabrics and an area rug. I had such a headache by then, we set up an appointment for next week. The Wise Geek set up our new computer and refreshed my memory on how to use it. Lol! It's been a while. My birthday gift from my brother had to be set up. It's Echo. Today, Alexa can finally do everything I ask her to do. In between, I have been walking with my friends and went out to dinner with a group of our best friends. Now, I have a few moments to see what you have been up to, then I'm off for a mani/pedi and barbecue. The photo is of Fredo, my son and his fiancé's male cat.
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@JohnRoberts (52082)
• Los Angeles, California
2 Jul 16
I though it was a spook!
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@DianneN (74051)
• United States
2 Jul 16
Scared?
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@JohnRoberts (52082)
• Los Angeles, California
2 Jul 16
@DianneN Only if my name was Tweety Bird.
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@dodo19 (31937)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
3 Jul 16
It definitely sounds like you've been busy. I'll admit that I haven't spend as much time here, in the last few days. But hopefully I am able to change that in the next few days. Hopefully everything goes well with your new family room.
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@DianneN (74051)
• United States
3 Jul 16
We all have things to do away from the computer. Thank you.
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@Bluedoll (17075)
• Canada
3 Jul 16
@DianneN Hope you don't forget to leave a space for the computer. Yes, me too so why aren't I doing them?
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@DianneN (74051)
• United States
3 Jul 16
@Bluedoll My computer is in the smaller family room. Plenty of space here, lol!
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@Lucky15 (33429)
• Philippines
2 Jul 16
Thought is was doodles ;) Busy days has been around here too ;)
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@DianneN (74051)
• United States
2 Jul 16
Sorry! Lol!
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@Lucky15 (33429)
• Philippines
2 Jul 16
@DianneN hahaha
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@amadeo (61498)
• United States
2 Jul 16
you are a very busy woman there.Photo is of Fredo.It does look like me.?
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@DianneN (74051)
• United States
2 Jul 16
Lol! I thought so, too. Nice name, for certain!
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@JudyEv (118538)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jul 16
You have been busy. Is the furniture still to arrive?
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@DianneN (74051)
• United States
3 Jul 16
No furniture until we chose fabrics. Once that is decided, we will place our order. First, we need to choose tiles for our floors, get the carpet ripped out, and have the proper subfloor installed. This redecorating is turning into a huge deal. I'm not happy how much over our budget they went, nor is my hubby.
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@JudyEv (118538)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Jul 16
@DianneN That sounds like some major work. Our painting should be finished today or tomorrow. We've just had the big kitchen/lounge (living room) done by a professional as the ceiling is such a huge area. We can manage the small rooms ourselves.
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@DianneN (74051)
• United States
4 Jul 16
@JudyEv Send your painter over here. We need that room painted, too!
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@zarlamain (24531)
• United States
3 Jul 16
That's a lot of decorating! I would get a headache, too. I was the same way when I moved into my house for the first time. And the unpacking really got to me. Anyway, cute cat!
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@DianneN (74051)
• United States
3 Jul 16
Unpacking boxes is the worst! Ugh! Thank you.
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@zarlamain (24531)
• United States
4 Jul 16
@DianneN I forgot packing. Same with packing!
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@DianneN (74051)
• United States
4 Jul 16
@zarlamain Lol! Packing is theeeeee worst!
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@paigea (21755)
• Canada
3 Jul 16
Wow, who took that picture.? I would have a headache after all those decorating decisions too. I am really not good at that. I do not know how to make it all come together and look nice and be comfortable. And I do not have the money to pay someone to help me with that. So, that sort of thing is a big headache to me.
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@DianneN (74051)
• United States
3 Jul 16
My younger son took the photo at night in his yard. Thanks. I thought it was awesome! I've made so many decorating mistakes, so I use a decorator. It helps in the long run. However, she went way above our budget, and we aren't too happy with that.
@paigea (21755)
• Canada
3 Jul 16
@DianneN My brother and his wife paid a decorator to help them with certain things. I think it saved their marriage.
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@DianneN (74051)
• United States
3 Jul 16
@paigea Lol! I'm afraid our decorator will ruin ours!
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@LadyDuck (147089)
• Switzerland
3 Jul 16
Looking at the floor plans to make changes and renovations always gives me a headache. I hope you were better after the walk. Fredo is a beautiful black cat.
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@DianneN (74051)
• United States
3 Jul 16
I believe I still have that headache! They went way over our budget, and we still need to replace the carpet with tiles, get a crystal chandelier, and get window treatments. Fredo is a lovey little cat.
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@LadyDuck (147089)
• Switzerland
3 Jul 16
@DianneN They always go way over the established budget, this makes me crazy, they always want to add things and change what we had planned.
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@DianneN (74051)
• United States
5 Jul 16
@LadyDuck It's half our fault, too. We always seem to like the more costly things when given a choice. They want to make it look like a formal living room, but it's just a family room. Of course I want it to look pretty, but without that huge living room expense. Doodles and my grandchildren will have it ruined in one minute!!!!
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@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Jul 16
Awesome works there and awesome photo of the black cat?
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@DianneN (74051)
• United States
5 Jul 16
Thank you! My son took that photo of his fiancé's cat.
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@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Jul 16
@DianneN , Nice cat could be brought anywhere. I thought that cat's yours.
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@DianneN (74051)
• United States
5 Jul 16
@cacay1 I have one of his three cats for now. I love Doodles as if he were my own. He just doesn't get along with Fredo.
@SIMPLYD (78113)
• Philippines
4 Jul 16
What is that Echo , which is the birthday gift to you of your brother .
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@DianneN (74051)
• United States
4 Jul 16
With Echo, you just say, "Alexa, play Beethoven", or whatever, and it immediately plays music or a radio. It will tell you the weather anywhere, instantly, give you the time, and many other things, which I'm still learning. It is fun, so far.
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@SIMPLYD (78113)
• Philippines
5 Jul 16
@DianneN Oh that's so nice indeed because it is by voice command.
@BettyB (4221)
• Summerville, South Carolina
2 Jul 16
You've been on busy girl. Picking out stuff is fun but it can be exhausting
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@DianneN (74051)
• United States
2 Jul 16
And expensive! We have to draw the line.
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@BettyB (4221)
• Summerville, South Carolina
3 Jul 16
@DianneN Furniture is not cheap. Refurnishing a big room like that would be beyond our budget.
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@DianneN (74051)
• United States
3 Jul 16
@BettyB As it turns out, it's way over the budget we set with them. We still need a tile floor, window treatments, and a crystal chandelier.
@miniam (9244)
• Bern, Switzerland
3 Jul 16
Are you kind of moving out/in? seems like you`re getting everything new.Glad to know you enjoyed your birthday. Is Fredo real? very lovely photo, l can only see eyes but can picture her.
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@DianneN (74051)
• United States
3 Jul 16
Lol! We are staying put. Just time for updating here and there. Fredo is a real male kitty and is living at our younger son's house. My son took that photo outdoors at night in his yard.
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@miniam (9244)
• Bern, Switzerland
3 Jul 16
@DianneN Call it eyes that see in the dark.
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@polyxena (2577)
• Sturgis, Michigan
2 Jul 16
Welcome back, and it sounds like you're having a great weekend.
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@DianneN (74051)
• United States
2 Jul 16
Thank you! I'm exhausted!
@polyxena (2577)
• Sturgis, Michigan
5 Jul 16
@DianneN I don't blame you for being exhausted.
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@responsiveme (14466)
• India
2 Jul 16
glad you dropped by . You do have busy schedule, the photo is very good,did you photoshop it?
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@DianneN (74051)
• United States
2 Jul 16
Thank you. No, it's right off my iPad. Amazing shot by my son with his iPhone 6s. The cameras are fabulous. He texted me the photo of the cat out in his yard at night.
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@Marty1 (31956)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
5 Jul 16
@DianneN Wow, your son is a good picture taker, Most of my pictures i take on my Kindle always look like marty, my hamster is running full speed it is so blurryLOL! But i have done some okay photos but not many as they all look a little wobbly lol!
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• India
2 Jul 16
nice that you are back. Hope you enjoyed well. Cool
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@DianneN (74051)
• United States
2 Jul 16
Leaving soon. Thanks!
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• India
2 Jul 16
@DianneN that is sad.
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@snowy22315 (43902)
• United States
7 Nov 16
sounds like you have been busy!
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@DianneN (74051)
• United States
7 Nov 16
Always!
@AmbiePam (48118)
• United States
6 Jul 16
That's a lot to take care of!
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@DianneN (74051)
• United States
6 Jul 16
That's not even the half of it!
@theBlock (2615)
• United States
4 Jul 16
@DianneN Hi Dianne, I have a pinball machine you can have to put between the two French Bergere chairs. The Block has taste, baby!
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@DianneN (74051)
• United States
4 Jul 16
Lol! I'll take it!
@hostessman (8865)
• Tucson, Arizona
3 Jul 16
sounds like you busy but yet you are doing a few fun things also..keep the ball rolling..
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@DianneN (74051)
• United States
3 Jul 16
I prefer peace and quiet!
@ridingbet (46857)
• Philippines
3 Jul 16
no i haven't seen you for a few days. you had priorities like some of us have, and it is okay. hmm! what 2 lovely eyes.
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@DianneN (74051)
• United States
3 Jul 16
You're right. Life gets in the way of myLotting. Lol!
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