Cheers!

@DianneN (117920)
United States
May 10, 2019 9:36am CST
Happy Friday everyone! I’ve had a busy last two days, so spent some time yesterday morning catching up on notifications. I’m hoping to work on more today. Wednesday we went sailing on a friend’s sailboat. I wound up getting seasick when I went below deck to help prepare lunch even after taking Dramamine. I guess I should always get a patch from my doctor. I did feel better once I returned to the deck and let the fresh air blow in my face. Yesterday we were invited to a champagne event at my favorite store. After two glasses of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries, I bought yet more cologne, but none for me. Both are being shipped to my daughters-in-law and one was for my husband. My friend at the store gave the cologne for my husband gratis for being her friend and a good customer. She also is shipping me a cologne for free. She and another saleswoman loaded me up with wonderful samples and a yoga mat. I bought a pair of sandals and a pair of boots for walking Doodles in my yard. Those are being shipped to my son’s house, and he will drop them off at my house for my return to the north next month. My day of shopping ended with dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. We had reservations and got the one and only window table - my personal favorite place to sit and people watch. And now to myLot!
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• United States
10 May
Sounds like lots of fun both sailing and shopping. Wow your return to our neck of the woods is right around the corner
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@DianneN (117920)
• United States
10 May
It was fun, but I prefer the shopping and dinner. My husband preferred the sailing and dinner. lol This month is flying by and will be in your neck of the woods on June 6th!!!!!!!
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• United States
11 May
@DianneN June 6th is almost here!!
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@DianneN (117920)
• United States
11 May
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@just4him (152980)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 May
One month left? I've gotten used to you being in Florida. That was great of the sales clerks to do that for you. I'm sure Doodles will like his boots. Being seasick is a good excuse not to get a boat. I know you were trying to talk your husband out of buying one. I hope you succeeded. My best place for people watching is my office window. We don't have outdoor patios. I wish we did. Oh well. Have a fantastic Friday. I know it's Date Night. Lucky you!
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@DianneN (117920)
• United States
10 May
The time in Florida has flown by, but as much as I love it here, I can't wait to see my family and Doodles. I already wore through 2 pair of boots thanks to him. After our sail, my husband started in about looking for a boat again. Actually, he starts up again daily, but I put my foot down. lol Have a great day yourself, Val!
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@just4him (152980)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 May
@DianneN With your soon return to Connecticut, hopefully, he'll forget about the urge to buy a boat. Yes, I know you're excited to see your family and Doodles again. You'll miss Orville. Thank you. This day is going well.
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@DianneN (117920)
• United States
10 May
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@shubhu3 (29694)
• New Delhi, India
10 May
I'm glad it was an exciting time. Take care of yourself. Sometimes sick feeling does comes up.
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@DianneN (117920)
• United States
10 May
Thank you! That sea sickness can be awful.
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@shubhu3 (29694)
• New Delhi, India
10 May
@DianneN Indeed. I can understand.
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@DianneN (117920)
• United States
10 May
@shubhu3 I hope you never have to go through it.
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@snowy22315 (66824)
• United States
10 May
You needed all that fun shopping, after your earlier sea sickness! I mentioned this on here before, but we went on a whale watching trip one time..and my friend was the only one on the whole boat who was sick..he spent almost the whole time below deck!
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@DianneN (117920)
• United States
10 May
Below deck is the worst place to be when seasick. On our first cruise, I woke up in the morning and got ready for breakfast. When the waiter served my breakfast, I got nauseas and left my husband to eat alone. I crawled into bed with my makeup and clothes, and decided that is where I would be happy spending the entire week. My husband spoke to someone who told me to get on deck and get fresh air. It took me forever, but after getting my sea legs, I was fine for the rest of the trip. More than half the dining rooms were empty for days, but I was good! We did have an El Nino which created 12 foot waves. I learned my lesson and have gotten the patch for every cruise thereafter. I guess I need it for small boats, too.
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@snowy22315 (66824)
• United States
10 May
@DianneN He just couldn't take it up on the deck. He was throwing up so he wanted to be close to the bathrooms.
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@DianneN (117920)
• United States
10 May
@snowy22315 I hear ya! Now I’m getting that feeling again.
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@rebelann (48742)
• El Paso, Texas
10 May
Wow, sounds like a terrific day. Are you excited about getting back to CT?
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@DianneN (117920)
• United States
10 May
It was an awesome two days. Thanks! Yes, I'm dying to see the kids and Doodles in the worst way, but I will miss Florida. I love it here, but shall return!
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@rebelann (48742)
• El Paso, Texas
10 May
You're getting the best of both worlds @DianneN
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@DianneN (117920)
• United States
10 May
@rebelann Thank you!
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@wolfgirl569 (15477)
• Marion, Ohio
10 May
Sounds like a great time. You are getting ready to go back north.
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@DianneN (117920)
• United States
10 May
It was so much fun!!!!! We only have our flights booked and the cable and mail sorted out. All we have to do is clean and close our condo down, but we have time for that.
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@moffittjc (53704)
• Gainesville, Florida
11 May
Oh no, so sorry to hear you got seasick! I'm one of the lucky ones in my family who has never gotten seasick before. I still remember my very first time on a boat out in the ocean, everybody else got seasick but I was having the time of my life! {and that was before the boat even left the dock! LOL}
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@DianneN (117920)
• United States
11 May
You are a lucky one!
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@moffittjc (53704)
• Gainesville, Florida
11 May
@DianneN It was the first time in my life I ever saw someone turn green from being seasick. I mean, this dude literally turned green. I was kind of freaked out because I was only like 12 or 13 at the time.
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@DianneN (117920)
• United States
11 May
@moffittjc I turn blue.
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@simone10 (28132)
• United States
10 May
I went on a cruise once and got a little bit of seasickness. Like you, when I went on deck, I felt a lot better.
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@DianneN (117920)
• United States
10 May
That happened to me on our first cruise. Ever since, I get a prescription patch from my doctor. It helped tremendously.
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@simone10 (28132)
• United States
12 May
@DianneN We had some kind of pill from a doctor but it really didn't help when you were low in the ship. That's what got to me. You can feel the ship's movement more the lower you go.
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@DianneN (117920)
• United States
12 May
@simone10 Oh, that I know. When we cruise, we try to get midship and a balcony for the fresh air, which helps. I still need a patch even with that.
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@kareng (10906)
• United States
10 May
You have been busy I finally got caught up on notifications until all these storms started rolling through and knocking the internet offline or the electricity going out so I have been challenged with keeping up. Kudos on your bid sales you hit.
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@DianneN (117920)
• United States
11 May
Those storms are so darn frustrating when they cause internet problems. I'm working like crazy to play catchup here.
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@kareng (10906)
• United States
12 May
@DianneN I have mine down to under 50 now, but with all these storms hitting day and night, it has become quite a challenge to keep up with. It is supposed to be clear on Monday--Yay!!!!!!
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@DianneN (117920)
• United States
12 May
@kareng 103 as of now, but I know I won't be able to finish today. Hope it clears up for you Monday!!!!
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• Caracas, Venezuela
10 May
Oh Dianne sounds like you have had some fabulous days! I am so loving that! I also love the fact that you got some free colognes. what a good friend of yours! Happy mylotting and Happy Fridianne Day!
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@DianneN (117920)
• United States
10 May
Thank you! I must admit that free is very, very good. Happy Fridianne Day to you, too!
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• Caracas, Venezuela
11 May
@DianneN Yeah, free is my favorite word, LOL. Dianne, I wonder do you guys usually use the word "gratis" to refer to free stuff? I ask you, because once I saw in an American series that the people used to use some Spanish words, like "nada" to refer "nothing" or "persona" when referin one's image.
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@DianneN (117920)
• United States
11 May
@jvicentevalera Yes, we use all those words, depending on whom we are speaking to and the context. Remember, America is a melting pot of many different nationalities and cultures. Adios! lol
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@divalounger (2635)
• United States
10 May
Sounds like you were having a grand time! Happy Friday to you as well!!
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@DianneN (117920)
• United States
10 May
Thanks! I love days like those. lol
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• United States
10 May
@DianneN Me too! We are headed out for a vacation to France in mid-June--and I have o buy some lightweight clothes and new walking shoes--so I hope to have some of those days soon myself!
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@DianneN (117920)
• United States
10 May
@divalounger How exciting! June is even better than April to be in France. Have fun shopping and looking forward to hearing about your trip.
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@LadyDuck (219405)
• Switzerland
10 May
I also have a problem when I go below deck on sailboats, I keep "Bonine" with me all the time.
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@DianneN (117920)
• United States
10 May
Twins! Bonine doesn't help me enough. The best thing for me is a patch, a prescription I get from my doctor. I even get sick on big cruise ships sitting in our room at port without it.
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@LadyDuck (219405)
• Switzerland
11 May
@DianneN I never tried the patch, Bonine is better than nothing.
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@DianneN (117920)
• United States
11 May
@LadyDuck Anything is better than nothing!
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@Nevena83 (23590)
• Serbia
10 May
Sounds like you've spent a good time. I'm glad for that.
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@DianneN (117920)
• United States
10 May
Thank you! Except for getting seasick, the last two days were fabulous.
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@Nevena83 (23590)
• Serbia
14 May
@DianneN Oh, the sea sickness is certainly terrible.
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@DianneN (117920)
• United States
14 May
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@Corbin5 (142174)
• United States
10 May
Those boots and sandals will come in handy due to Doodles frequent outings upon which he insists. I will be nice for you to spend time in your "vacation home!"
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@DianneN (117920)
• United States
10 May
The boots definitely will come in handy. The sandals are too good to be traipsing through the dew, spider, and snake ridden grass. . I bought those sandals to go with a pair of white leggings that have rhinestones encrusted on each lower leg, something very girly-girl that you may love, too. I'm dying to get to that vacation house to see everyone, including that Doodles!!!
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@Corbin5 (142174)
• United States
11 May
@DianneN Oh yes, I would love the girly-girl white leggings! Yes, a happy reunion it will be at the vacation house!!
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@DianneN (117920)
• United States
11 May
@Corbin5 I knew you would love the leggings! Thank you!
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@AmbiePam (51035)
• United States
10 May
That sounds like a great time! Any time chocolate covered strawberries are involved, it's a win!
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@DianneN (117920)
• United States
10 May
Personally, I went for the champagne.
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@AmbiePam (51035)
• United States
10 May
@DianneN How could I forget that!?
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@DianneN (117920)
• United States
10 May
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@Janet357 (13954)
10 May
Very fabulous day! But whatever you do, one thing is for sure, mylot will be your last pitstop
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@DianneN (117920)
• United States
10 May
Well, my last pitstop will be our Friday date night tonight.
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@Janet357 (13954)
11 May
@DianneN enjoy your romantic dinner Ms. D:)
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@DianneN (117920)
• United States
11 May
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@LowRiderX (7757)
• Serbia
10 May
Happy Friday to you too!! Looks like you had a good time, I'm glad
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@DianneN (117920)
• United States
10 May
Thank you! I live for good times like that. [em]wub[/em
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@LowRiderX (7757)
• Serbia
10 May
@DianneN I believe, me too! You are welcome
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@DianneN (117920)
• United States
10 May
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@Thewings (3470)
10 May
Happy Friday and good evening
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@DianneN (117920)
• United States
10 May
Thank you and have a good evening! It's just past noon here.
@Thewings (3470)
10 May
@DianneN welcome. I just finished my dinner
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@DianneN (117920)
• United States
10 May
@Thewings What time is it there?
@LindaOHio (3736)
• United States
10 May
I don't get seasick as long as I'm topside. Put me in a warm, confined space and I feel like crap! Sounds like you had fun! Hugs.
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@LindaOHio (3736)
• United States
10 May
@DianneN At least you had some fun shopping and at dinner!
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@DianneN (117920)
• United States
10 May
@LindaOHio Did I ever! I wish every day could be like that. lol
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@moonandstars (15403)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
10 May
I'm not good at sea as well. I hope you're okay now. Sailing sounds fun, in paper
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@DianneN (117920)
• United States
11 May
I'm fine now, thank goodness, but I always seem to get seasick. Not fun at all.
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
12 May
@DianneN I could understand that
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