Saturday, September 08, 2007

Good Morning Everyone and Welcome to the Saturday Morning Chat Group!

Good Morning! Welcome to the morning chat. I'm about to make some coffee and get ready to settle in for some good conversation. Today is my Godson's birthday, so we'll be heading to his party this afternoon. He's into Space Heroes, so I bought him the Jupiter and Neptune action figures. His Dad told me he still didn't have Uranus, but there was no way I was showing up with that! I also put the finishing touches on Gwen's Baby Shower which is next Saturday, please put it on your calendars. I'll be doing a post on it this afternoon. Also, if you have a newer blog or would like some headers done, Verna does a fabulous job. She did the Morning Chat Group header and she is raising money to bring a little boy named Ethan home from China.

If I'm away for a minute or two, please bear with me. I may catch a blog or two when the chat slows down, or Eli may need a potty break. The chat group runs until 12 noon and I am always looking for new comments!

135 comments:

Nancy said...

Good Morning RMJ!
Have a busy day of soccer games, soccer pictures, and a football game today.
Starts around 9:00 and we will be home after 3:00.
Hope you are feeling better.

redmaryjanes said...

Oh my word Nancy. You're going to have a crazy day! The mothers of boys, I tell you...there should be an award for that.

Steffie B. said...

Good morning....again..... ;) I think I have decided that I am going to join the MVP Sports Complex on East Paris. I can take the kids too...( if I need to) and during the summer months they have an outdoor kiddie pool area.

redmaryjanes said...

That is a gorgeous complex. It is by where I work. The pool looks fabulous, there are always a lot of kids there in the summer.

Nancy said...

Good Morning Steffie, good to hear from you.
The Sports Complex sounds great.
Loved the pictures of Emmie this week. She is such a beauty! But you already know that.

redmaryjanes said...

Nancy,
They both are even prettier in person than in the photos.

redmaryjanes said...

Stef,
Should we be getting perms or are you using a crimping iron?

Nancy said...

Yeah, Steffie, share your secret. My hair is so straight, it isn't worth trying to curl it.
In the past when I would get a perm it would turn out awful.

Nancy said...

It's funny that your wrote about your Godson liking the Universe, RMJ. As we speak, my youngest has decided to make his own book titled, "The Universe".
HE has a plan to try to start selling his hand-printed paper books.

redmaryjanes said...

I haven't had a perm since my freshman year in college. My hair holds it well though and it makes things easier. That was before I had gray hair/I color is so no one knows, but I'd bet you I'm 40% gray now if I'd let it show through. I wonder if that would affect how a perm would stick.

redmaryjanes said...

A moment of silence...

Truly Blessed said...

Good morning ladies!

I only have a moment, as Katie's eating b-fast and then we have to head out for an 8:30 football game.

Looks like it's going to be a gorgeous day in w. MI!

Steffie B. said...

Hi girls......I use a 3 barrel curing iron and some spray....Emmie does the same thing...but only the spray does it enough. It is actually harder for her to straighten her hair!

I'm working with Verna.....I want to help my travel mate.... ;)

redmaryjanes said...

I put in an order for 5 new headers with Verna. I am hoping that this takes off and we can help that family.
You went to China with the Shockley's didn't you Stef?

Steffie B. said...

Sophia jsut came out of the play room and "informed" me that "I" can check my "email" and "she" is playing with baby Deedal! ;) How funny is that?

Steffie B. said...

Yep....we traveled with them. They are a great family.

redmaryjanes said...

Hi there!!
Hug Katie for us. Have a great time at the game.
Steffie wants to plan a GNO and I'm all about it!

Truly Blessed said...

So how much is a header going for these days, anyway?

If anyone is in need of one, I sure am!

Steffie B. said...

Well, looks like I need to run for now....I'll try and check back....Mufasa just got up and we need to plan our day! ;)

Truly Blessed said...

I'm all for a GNO. I really need one. There's some junk going on that I can put out here on the internet, but I'd really love to tell you. It'll have to be in person, over some good food and great wine!

redmaryjanes said...

Have a great day Stef~

redmaryjanes said...

I can tell you that Verna is VERY reasonable. I don't want to quote for her, but she is a great deal.

redmaryjanes said...

Stef was thinking some time in October. I'd love to see you again. And I'm open to anything you need to talk about.

redmaryjanes said...

Nancy,
You are in Michigan too aren't you???

Nancy said...

Three Barrel curling Iron...Can you tell I don't have girls in my house....YET!!!!

Good Morning Katie's mama. Enjoy the game. It is beautiful here in Indiana too.
I checked The Blog Fairy's site, and it is $50.

Can't wait to see what you come up with now RMJ. Every one I have seen have been so unique and well done.

GNO?? I would never be able to communicate with someone who instant messages.

redmaryjanes said...

Nancy,
GNO is a Girls Night Out, last time we met at a Chinese Restaurant and talked for hours. It was really great.
Now I remember that you are in Indiana, but close to the border right?

redmaryjanes said...

I'm trying to change the song for today but can't come up with anything!

Any requests?

Nancy said...

Indiana, but only 4 short hours away

Nancy said...

OK- so I am eating breakfast, and I just saw my youngest "book" on the Universe he started this AM. The cover looks like he drew a donut, with icing on it.
Plus, he spelled Universe correct,except, he forgot the silent e at the end.

Nancy said...

Where's Secret Agent when you need her? Or her cat anyway! I just looked out my back patio door, and Charlotte has built the king of webs between the doors.

Yet one more thing to add to the list of things to try to get done now that I am working.

redmaryjanes said...

It's tough to keep your house together and work isn't it? I've got so much outside work to do to get the house ready for fall. I did set an appointment for the carpet cleaners to get out here next week. Our carpets get trashed every summer with all of the kids and the dog coming in and out.

redmaryjanes said...

I think that Secret Agent is having a hard time right now. With only 4 days processed last month, I think that it broke her heart. She really needs for her baby to come.

Juliette said...

Hello girls,

just stopping by to say hello and wish you all a great weekend.
RMJ I hope you are feeling better.
Living now for a massage (yipeeee) and running to Mandarin class after with Maƫlle. Next mall, visiting friends for dinner and tomorrow after church a Birthday party...
Pfff, that's why I need my massage.
Take care!

Juliette said...

ok you got it, leaving not living lol
in the morning I am sometimes still thinking in French

Nancy said...

Heading out! Soccer calls!!!

redmaryjanes said...

Hi Juliette!
You have a full day!

redmaryjanes said...

Have a great day Nancy~

nikki said...

Good morning Sunshine! Hey! Don't forget about me for your GNO - I am in Michigan!!!! I wanna play too...

I am actually leaving in about 20 minutes to pick up Lily (she slept at my sister's last nite) and we have a fun day planned. I miss her face!

Have fun at your god son's party.

LaLa said...

Good morning you lovely ladies!!! Found a minute to say hi while Annslee watches Little Einsteins (they are in China on this one and she keeps pointing to herself ..too cute)

redmaryjanes said...

Hi there Nikki~
Have a great weekend! I would love for you to come up for the GNO! I'll let you know when. Steffie was thinking a night in October.

Jewels of My Heart said...

Good Morning SUNSHINE! I am just stopping in to say Hi and happy Weekend! Have a great time at his party and good choice on the gift... I still can't say Uranis with a straight face... hehee
bye

redmaryjanes said...

Hey Daleea,
Have a great weekend! Yeah, I couldn't get past Uranus~~

LaLa said...

You couldn't get past Daleea's Uranus?? ha ha I am such a 7th grader!!!

redmaryjanes said...

Laura,
I'm 39 and I couldn't get past it to buy the gift!

nikki said...

Yeah, I'd skip over Uranus too --
let me know about the GNO...
Gotta Go!
Chat with you later!

redmaryjanes said...

We'll make sure to keep you posted Nikki, have a great day!

mrs incredible said...

Good morning! It's 6:30am in CA and I have my coffee!

mrs incredible said...

... and, I think I'm way off on my timezones because no one is here.

Pouting!

Off to get my haircut in a few minutes (7am appointment, can you believe that?)

redmaryjanes said...

I'm here! Sorry, I was reading a blog!!!

Steffie B. said...

Ok. girls.......we can't keep putting it off......GNO on October 6th.....Yen Chings....(since we can sit there forever) What do you think?????

Again.....October 6th (Saturday night)

redmaryjanes said...

Looks good to me. My B-Day is the 28th, so I'll be up for a GNO!!!

Steffie B. said...

28th of Sept?

LaLa said...

I wish y'all weren't so far away..I would love to join the GNO!!! You notice I said you are too far.. b/c I am not moving north..anything below 30 is way too cold for me LOL

redmaryjanes said...

Yeah, that's my 39th!

redmaryjanes said...

I think that it would be great if we could organize some type of centralized meeting place a see each other for a weekend or something.

LaLa said...

Hubby's bday is 9/28 too..his 37th! He and you are such babies....

Steffie B. said...

That would be awesome.....like IN or something....well i have to run...the boy is going stir crazy! ;)

Smoooooch ! ;)

redmaryjanes said...

Hey, he's my soul brother.
I know 2 other people with my same B-day.
I tell you, I don't feel as young as I used to.

redmaryjanes said...

Smooch back at ya Stef!
Good luck keeping up with that boy...

Dannye said...

morning...I slept in this morning, first time in while...

redmaryjanes said...

Hey Dannye!
How are you doing girl?

Ashley said...

Good morning RMJ. Don't have time to stay and chat -- lots of school work to do. Just wanted to drop in and say hi and thank you for the comment you left me yesterday! ;)

redmaryjanes said...

Good Morning Ashley!
I'm so glad that I've gotten to know you. You are a great person. Hope school is going well.

redmaryjanes said...

Dannye,
Oh my word, I just read your GYNO post and it was hilarious!!

Truly Blessed said...

Hey gals,

I'm back from T's football game. They played okay in the 1/2 half, but the 2nd half was not pretty.

Hey, I'm totally in for the GNO on 10/6!! Do we have a time yet?

redmaryjanes said...

No, I haven't heard a time.

So, when is your birthday???

Truly Blessed said...

It's today actually.

I didn't even get to sleep in!

Dannye said...

funny but embarrassing, that's why I had to share it...

Mom of 5 said...

Good morning !
Just stopping to say we are off to Lake Michigan for the day.
Have a great weekend ladies.
:)

redmaryjanes said...

Happy Birthday there Truly Blessed..I know that you are very private, but you know I have to do a post for you.
Can I use your name or just Truly Blessed?

redmaryjanes said...

Hi there Mom of 5!
I'm sorry, I don't know your first name.
You live in Michigan?

redmaryjanes said...

Dannye,
What are you guys doing this weekend?

Mom of 5 said...

It is Shelly. We are in Wisconsin.
We have great state parks here !
Anyone else from WI?

The Blog Fairy said...

Good Morning Ladies,
Just chiming in as I drink my coffee, pop in Cinderella for Mya to watch and put together a baby shower announcement for Maggie Oatsvall. Hope your day is going well
~verna

redmaryjanes said...

I don't know for sure. Wisconsin is a beautiful state. I try to keep track of where everyone is from, but really it's everywhere in the US and Canada.

redmaryjanes said...

Verna,
Thank you so much! I would love something that could go in people's sidebar's. I really want Maggie to get a strong turn-out. I just love Gwen and Maggie is such a special girl.

The Blog Fairy said...

Shelly,
I just did a blog for a gal from WI. We are in MN. We agree that all us blogging moms should have a convention some time. RMJ, can you arrange that? How about on the steps of the capitol in DC??

redmaryjanes said...

OH MY WORD VERNA~
I just checked my mail and it is beautiful. Just perfect ! I love it...I'm putting it on the blog right now.

Dannye said...

nothing really big planned...shopping for my cyber pal, secret pal...

Mom of 5 said...

The bags and cooler are packed. We are loading up. Have a great weekend everyone. I will have to stop by earlier next week. :)

The Blog Fairy said...

RMJ,
I been thinking (dangerous, I know). It was really a God thing that some dude got all hot and bothered about your numbers. I had never considered making LID numbers. They will be so fun. I made one for our 12 month and look forward to posting it on the 21st. This is such a great creative vent for me. We are having a quiet day until I head in to my "regular" job at 2:00

redmaryjanes said...

Have a great day Shelly!

redmaryjanes said...

Verna,
I'm having some challenges getting it to fit in my sidebar.
I love it though, I don't want it changed.

Dannye said...

RMJ, it looks great, I love it, but you can't see the date of the shower or the complete name of where it is being held (you blog name)...

Truly Blessed said...

RMJ,

Kelly is fine (most people won't have a clue who I am, though!)

LOVE your new Saturday header!

redmaryjanes said...

Verna,
The whole ordeal was awful. I felt really bad. And I thought that someone else was involved who wasn't and made a complete ass of myself. I thought about the post you did with your friend troubles a couple of weeks ago.
It was the most awful day and my fault really.
I guess that I'm just free with all of my stuff that I never considered someone would get upset.
Thank you so much for jumping in and making those numbers for me.
It was the sweetest thing.
Have you gotten much of a response for the fundraiser?

redmaryjanes said...

Verna made this header and I think she did a great job with it. It was exactly what I was looking for in my head, but couldn't get out in words.

Happy Birthday Kelly! I really enjoy your sisters blog. She's really whooping up your big day!!

Ms. Dragonfly said...

Hi RMJ!
just stopping in to say HI. Long time no chat.
But being Saturday it's a bit busy around here. Glad you are feeling better though.
Have a great weekend.

redmaryjanes said...

Hey there E~
Have a great weekend! You know you are one my closest.

redmaryjanes said...

one of my closest...bad typing there, but truest sentiment.

Dannye said...

RMJ, what happened???

Mommy Spice said...

Just came by to say good morning. Thanks for continuing to visit my blog. I have been a little out of it with blogging, but I'm back and feeling good. Have a great time at your Godson's birthday party!!

The Blog Fairy said...

Stef, Nikki,and you and I'm sure it will increase quickly. People are so generous once they see a reason. Hope I don't lose track of anyone.

So sorry about that number thing. I can totally relate. Hope it is settled and all forgiven.

redmaryjanes said...

Good Morning Mommy Spice!

amy said...

Hi everyone! Just wondering if anyone is still around!!!

Dannye said...

what happened with the number thing????

redmaryjanes said...

I am embarassed to even talk about it, but this is what happened.
I get 99% of my graphics all over the internet, mostly public chat groups and such.
I have 8 folders of graphics.
Somewhere along the way I found 3 really cute LID graphics and added them to one of my folders. It was a blog I never followed and doesn't follow mine. I did not ask which was my fault. I really didn't think about it, I don't worry at all about people using things from my blog. It was totally my fault. Well, some time later I put the LID number up for my lid and the gentleman who made it got upset and left a comment on my blog. I felt terrible. Apologized to him profusely. Well, it appeared strongly that someone else knew about the situation and I ASSumed that she knew the gentleman and that he had been upset with me and did not tell me and give me the opportunity to reconcile things with him and keep him from being further upset. THIS WAS NOT AT ALL WHAT HAD HAPPENED. Sometimes things can look so obvious, but they are not. This situation is what I am most upset about. I sent this person an e-mail with no ranting or raving, but just letting them know my ASSumption. Further making an ASS of myself. Sorry for all of the ASS references, but it the only word to completely describe the situation. The poor person was beside herself wondering what I was talking about. It hurt her feelings and devastated me to find out that I had been completely wrong.
Then in my shame and utter self-disgrace, I do my post and all of you wonderful people come to pray and defend me when I did not at all deserve it.
So, there is is my shame.
I did apologize profusely again and again to this person. She is incredibly gracious and has forgiven me.

redmaryjanes said...

Hi Amy,
We are here~

amy said...

bless your heart!! How has everyone been doing?

amy said...

Lucy the basset hound and I are watching TLC about a family who had twins and then had sextuplets!! Geesh..How fun!

amy said...

oops, I had a duplicate comment.My apologies

redmaryjanes said...

Oh man, I could never handle six babies. We're watching Thomas the Train Engine.

Dannye said...

wow RMJ, that stinks!! sorry to hear about it (and that I missed standing up for you too)...all that guy had to do was say hey please don't use my picture without giving me credit, he was the ASS not you!!

Dannye said...

is that TLC show Jon and Kate plus 8??? I love that show and can't wait until the new season...

amy said...

yes they fascinate me along with the Duggers who just had baby # 17

redmaryjanes said...

Thanks Dannye,
It was the worst.
I'm so glad that we have a lot of fun things going on right now.

When are you planning the next swap??

amy said...

YOu ladies are a fun group of gals. I have enjoyed catching up on your conversation

Dannye said...

i am gonna send an email out and make sure everyone got their bibs, and then I am gonna try for the next one in October, I found some really cute bibs on CafePress last nite...can't wait to order them..

Dannye said...

I was gonna do a themed type swap, but I think that takes the fun out of the swap itself...I love getting whatever one the person sends which is a reflection of them...what do you think?? theme or non-theme??

Dannye said...

and I had a few new people who read about it on my blog who want to participate in the next one...

redmaryjanes said...

Dannye,
I had a great time with it and I think you should do whatever you want!

redmaryjanes said...

Hi Amy~
I am so glad to see you.
I felt so bad last week when I came back and saw that you had been here and I wasn't there~~
I'm here girl and going nowhere!!

amy said...

The bib exchange was so fun..Thanks so much for doing it. I did a postcard exchange for both of blogs and that was fun. Next time, I think I will just do the adoption community...

My bibs are wonderful

redmaryjanes said...

Amy,
We are still getting postcards from everywhere. My kids love it.

amy said...

you are too kind. Im entertaining the dog, chatting here and updating my blogs before nap time before I go to work tonight

amy said...

I am thinking about doing a Christmas card exchange and letting me people decide how many they want to sway whether its 5,10, 15 or 20.

That could be fun!

K1 said...

RMJ, TB's Bday is TODAY!

redmaryjanes said...

k1.

If you look above, you can see that I got her to confess! I have a birthday post ready to go. I'm going to put it up after chat group ends!!

I just love you sister.

redmaryjanes said...

For Christmas, I would love to send a card to everyone. You all are just so special to me. When my father in law came over, he asked me what was up with my blog.
I told him about how when his wife/my MIL passed away, we were flooded with cards and well wishes from all of my blog sister. His eyes welled up with tears.

Stacy said...

Good Morning.
I'm running late, but wanted to say hi. Have a great weekend.

amy said...

I love to do Christmas cards. I try to mail mine out the day before Thanksgiving. I am crazy. I will send them to everyone I have addresses for but I love the idea of people exchanging things..We will see!!

Dannye said...

that would be great RMJ to send Christmas card to everyone...I'll have to email you privately and maybe we can swap addresses we have of people to send to??

Dannye said...

Amy, sorry I missed the postcard swap, that would've been fun...

Dannye said...

Amy we can exchange addresses too...that'll be cool..

redmaryjanes said...

Hi Stacy!! I love your blog look!! Have a great weekend.

redmaryjanes said...

Maybe we could do a post asking for people who are comfortable having their addresses shared for a Christmas card exchange to privately e-mail them to one of us and we can distribute the completed list to everyone who signs up. People don't have to send one to everyone, just to the people they know, but at least they could have a list.

amy said...

I will do another post card exchange starting the first week or 2 of October..that will keep me getting mail until its Christmas card time!!

I really want to stop by Christmas, Florida and get my cards stamped their..haha!!

redmaryjanes said...

I'll sign for the postcard swap~
I didn't know there was a Christmas Florida.

amy said...

thats a good idea..ok tv show is over, time to pop in a movie. I think I will watch Finding Neverland

redmaryjanes said...

I love Finding Neverland.

redmaryjanes said...

Ok, hold on everyone. I have to put some other posts up, but this one is still going.

Dannye said...

yes RMJ I live by Christmas Fla and send my cards stamped from there, it really is cute!!

okay all, I better get off my tushie and get the day started...

keep me posted about the postcard swap and christmas card list...both great ideas, and I'll keep you posted about the bib swap...

have a great Saturday ya'll!!!

redmaryjanes said...

Yeah, I'd better sign off here. I have to get ready for my Godson's Birthday party.

Have a great weekend everyone!!!

amy said...

Dannye, if you are still here, we are near you about 5 times a year. Would love to visit with you sometime

amy said...

Alrighty RMJ, I am going to finish blogging and head to be for nap time..
thanks again for doing this

You guys rock!