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Title: The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on July 15, 2006, 11:28:20 pm

This feels like New Year's Eve....saying "goodbye" to the old and "hello" to the new. :'(

Remember, the previous thread will still be available for reading, just not for posting.

Who wants to be the first poster to jump start this new thread? 8)


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Joanie on July 16, 2006, 12:20:20 am

HELLO, HELLO, HELLO!!! :) :) :-* :-*

To the lovely ladies of the Elijah Old Fans Thread. I welcome you back to the best place to be for some wonderful discussions, laughs and all around silliness!! ;D

You guys are the best!!! Let the chat begin!!


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on July 16, 2006, 12:41:19 am

YAY! Joanie wins the prize for the first post. And here's your prize....

[IMG]http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y109/magicdancer/Calendars/01lijcover.jpg[/IMG]


Your very own Elijah calendar for 2006, thanks to the talented Salogel at LJ. (I have the rest of it if you want the first seven months.)




Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Lith on July 16, 2006, 03:17:40 am

[color=Navy]GUH! What a gorgeous prize! Congrats, Joanie! 8)

I just got home (yes, at 3 in the morning) from the NC Symphony's performance of the LOTR Symphony... and I was most pleasantly impressed! I've been most fortunate to have heard Howard Shore conduct his symphony 4 times, with 3 different orchestras, and I have to say he would have been totally pleased by my home state's symphonic performance! Top notch all the way!

It was an outdoor venue, totally sweltering yet totally packed! I was on the verge of tears two or three times, and by The Grey Havens I had, as always, totally lost it, and sat there through Into the West with tears streaming down my face. It was a wonderful and very nostalgic event for me. And, seeing as how I had to drive 2 hours to get home, and some of us met up for a bit of a chat afterward, I indulged in caffeine to insure I would stay awake to drive home... and so of course now I am still wide awake. *sigh* But at least I got to pop into this lovely new thread and say I hope all the ladies have had half as lovely a day as I have had.

*hugs to you all*

And major thanks to Deenan for this gorgeous banner. She gifted me with both a Frodo and an Elijah banner, and I plan to switch between those two and my original one on a pretty frequent basis. [/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: deenan on July 16, 2006, 08:29:26 am

*does best pete dunham impression*

AYE! AYE! ;D

out with the old, in with the new!

it'll be sad to see the other thread fade away like frodo into the west, but good times are still ahead.

i got to see the LOTR symphony earlier this year and had the pleasure of howard conducting it. amazingly awesome. if anyone has this playing in their city, you must go!

thanks for supplying us with a most appropriate photo to start off the new thread yeux. i've seen her calendars and i have them. anyone who doesn't should get them.

which reminds me. the august deenan magazine will be up tomorrow.

stay cool everyone.

hasta la vista baby :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: ladyluck on July 16, 2006, 08:51:04 am

Hi ladies, wow I'm actually at the beginning of an old thread..sort of..ha ha. hope your all fine ...have a great summer.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: frodomyhero on July 16, 2006, 09:01:42 am

[quote author=deenan (O.L.C.) link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=0#msg1027517 date=1153052966]


it'll be sad to see the other thread fade away like frodo into the west, but good times are still ahead.

[/quote]

And good times are a comin!
Hey Deenan.... that's so cool you saw HS conducting. I SO want to see that...... I'm hoping that they come out with the extended version of the music from the TT. I have the Fellowship and listened to it's entirety (sp?) yesterday, coming home , a long journey- from a funeral. It really helped lift my spirits .... I can only imagine what a HIGH it must have been seeing it in person. Did you get his autograph??
;D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: mumi on July 16, 2006, 10:35:23 am

Hello ladies!
Only for say hello to all you have a good time. ;D

Yeux, the is a wonderful picture of Elijah.

take care. :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: deenan on July 16, 2006, 11:02:55 am

[quote author=frodomyhero link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=0#msg1027519 date=1153054902]Hey Deenan.... that's so cool you saw HS conducting .... I can only imagine what a HIGH it must have been seeing it in person. Did you get his autograph??
;D
[/quote]

unfortunately i didn't get his autograph. what i really wanted was my picture taken with him, but that didn't happen either. he did give a quick Q&A after the concert and that was interesting. he's been writing music since a little boy! he's like our modern day mozart. ;D

i wrote about that time in my LJ HERE (http://chocolatebuny.livejournal.com/62946.html#cutid1) if you're interested. if you ever get that chance to see it, please do!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on July 16, 2006, 11:14:27 am

Yay! A lovely new shiny thread to post in. :)

I think we need another picture of the reason we all came here, at least in the beginning.



And we all keep coming back, because of the wonderful friendship we've found here. :D

Deenan and Lith, your LOTR symphony experiences sound wonderful! I wish I could see that.

Hubby and I had a nice time last night, having a belated anniversary celebration. We went out to dinner, and then went to a music store to listen to a band that plays there every Saturday night. My sister is friends with these guys, and she and her husband were there. We had a nice time.

I must go pick up the kids from my Mom's house, and then get groceries.
See ya later. ;D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on July 16, 2006, 06:14:12 pm

i hope everyone is having a lovely Sunday! ;D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Lith on July 16, 2006, 07:41:02 pm

Welcome back, nettie. And welcome to the new old thread. :)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on July 16, 2006, 10:53:19 pm

Welcome back Nettie. :)

I really don't have much to say tonight. I didn't accomplish much today. I piddled around at Home Depot while my husband picked out 2x4's for his shed (who knew picking out lumber could take so long?) Then I got groceries.
After those pictures of Elijah in Italy came online, I was pretty much good for nothing. ::)

It's weird to see this thread with only one page so far. I'm sure it'll be expanded in no time. :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on July 16, 2006, 10:57:01 pm

Glad to see you've found the new thread.

Lith, you're so lucky to have attended four performances of the LOTR Symphony with Howard Shore conducting. Glad you enjoyed the open air performance last night, too.

Lovely pic, Kathleen. Your belated anniversary celebration sounded like a fun time. Does the band that plays at the music store ever play anywhere else? Do they record?

Oh, the August "Deenan Inside" is coming. YAY!

Welcome back, Nettie.

Still insufferably hot and humid here, but we worked outside all day anyway. Got a lot done, but I'm pooped. I hope all of you had a good weekend.


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on July 16, 2006, 11:07:28 pm

Yeux, the band that we saw usually only plays at the music store. The guys in the band own the store. They have a few CD's and call themselves Radio Dial. They mostly do covers, but are very talented musicians.
I bet your exhausted after working out in the heat all day. My husband only worked outside a few hours today, but it was 98 degrees. :P

I'm really looking forward to the August "Deenan Inside". :)

I forgot to mention that our power was out for about an hour and a half tonight. I don't know why, there was no storm or anything. What's really pitiful is that instead of being worried about the contents of our freezer or something like that, I was worried that I would miss new pics of Elijah, and not be able to get online at all. ::) Luckily the power came back on. :)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: frodomyhero on July 16, 2006, 11:15:38 pm

Hi Y'all.
Am goin' down to N. Carolina tomorrow.
See y'all in a month.
Miss ya
Byeeeeeeeee!
;)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on July 16, 2006, 11:31:55 pm

What's really pitiful is that instead of being worried about the contents of our freezer or something like that, I was worried that I would miss new pics of Elijah, and not be able to get online at all.

I'm glad to see you say this, Kathleen, because I've been thinking about all the pics that will be posted of ELF that I'll have to track down after I get back. ::) I'm as hopeless as you. ;D

FMH...have a wonderful vacation. I'm sure you will. Yours was the first post on the second page. I wonder what page we'll be on when you return. :D Celebrian is going to be surprised when she gets back from her trip....she doesn't know about the new thread. But I think she'll find us. ;)




Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: frodomyhero on July 16, 2006, 11:39:36 pm

[quote author=Yeux de bleu link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=15#msg1027667 date=1153107115]
What's really pitiful is that instead of being worried about the contents of our freezer or something like that, I was worried that I would miss new pics of Elijah, and not be able to get online at all.

I'm glad to see you say this, Kathleen, because I've been thinking about all the pics that will be posted of ELF that I'll have to track down after I get back. ::) I'm as hopeless as you. ;D

FMH...have a wonderful vacation. I'm sure you will. Yours was the first post on the second page. I wonder what page we'll be on when you return. :D Celebrian is going to be surprised when she gets back from her trip....she doesn't know about the new thread. But I think she'll find us. ;)




[/quote]


Yes.......... she won't recoginize the place.
and you are so right.... wonder what page it will be when I return?
Page 50?
Love you all and be well and safe.
An early HI to Rose, Celebrian when You all get back!
Oh one quick note.
I've turned so many people onto Hooligans and they all love the movie.
It's so cool!
:D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on July 16, 2006, 11:45:45 pm

[quote author=frodomyhero link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=15#msg1027670 date=1153107576]
Oh one quick note. I've turned so many people onto Hooligans and they all love the movie. t's so cool! :D [/quote]

That's great FMH. I wonder how many DVDs have been sold so far. Deenan, would the MoJo site have the sales figures? I get notices from them, but haven't seen GSH mentioned. I don't know if they track DVD sales at their site.




Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: deenan on July 17, 2006, 01:49:02 am

[quote author=Yeux de bleu link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=15#msg1027673 date=1153107945]
Deenan, would the MoJo site have the sales figures? I get notices from them, but haven't seen GSH mentioned. I don't know if they track DVD sales at their site.[/quote]

i think box office mojo for some reason stopped ranking dvd sales. weird. but the last thing i saw of a dvd sale chart from them was in 2003. ???

depending on where you look, GSH can be ranked as high as #5 out of 340 or #538 out of 110,000. ::)

i'd say the best place to look is the billboard charts. i don't have a subscription for that, and it cost $20 bucks for the year. sorry, but no can do.

it's nearly 2:00am and i'm still here. what for? finding that info for yeux, and still drooling over the new elijah pictures. elijah in italy on a boat sailing away on some gorgeous waters. remind me again why i'm not there? :P

hasta la vista baby :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on July 17, 2006, 01:58:12 am

Thanks, Dee. :-*


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on July 17, 2006, 09:47:58 am

Hi! We were gone all day yesterday so this is my first time here, in our new squat! LOL It's lovely already and I'm proud to be part of it! Jim asked me yesterday when I started here and I told him November. He couldn't beleive it was less than a year! I have a way for nosing in, don't I? LOL

We went to the beach yesterday on the spur of the moment. We love our spur of the moment beach trips and take them year round. This time we went to Huntington Beach State Park, my favorite of beaches! It isn't developed and has on the grounds, Atalaya, the 1920s winter home of American sculptess Anna Huntington. I grabbed my camera and trusty tripod and went on a photog holiday! It's a GREAT place to shoot! It's really a small castle and the windows are TRULY wonderful.

Here are a couple of shots. More will be in my lj in a bit. These are clickable thumbnails to save our dialup friends frustration.

[URL=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v65/Storyteller/Photos/Atalaya/100_2709.jpg][IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v65/Storyteller/Photos/Atalaya/th_100_2709.jpg[/IMG][/URL]
[URL=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v65/Storyteller/Photos/Atalaya/100_2684.jpg][IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v65/Storyteller/Photos/Atalaya/th_100_2684.jpg[/IMG][/URL]
[URL=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v65/Storyteller/Photos/Atalaya/100_2631.jpg][IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v65/Storyteller/Photos/Atalaya/th_100_2631.jpg[/IMG][/URL]
[URL=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v65/Storyteller/Photos/Atalaya/100_2627.jpg][IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v65/Storyteller/Photos/Atalaya/th_100_2627.jpg[/IMG][/URL]


More later. I need to clean bathrooms soon...Yesterday was so much more fun!

Hugs,
Rach


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on July 17, 2006, 06:55:56 pm

Hmmm, apparently it's no longer occupied. :( I hope there is a fund of some sort that pays for at least minimal upkeep....otherwise it will be a ruin in no time.

Glad you had a great day at the beach.


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Joanie on July 17, 2006, 07:44:30 pm

Hey, Yeux, I win a prize!!! Woohoo!!! I would LOVE to have this calendar. Thank you. How do claim it?

I hope everyone had a good weekend. It's really hot everywhere it seems. :o I hope everyone keeps cool. 8)

FHM, you won't see this, but have a great vacation!!

Rach, glad you enjoyed your day at the beach. I love spontaneous trips! I have much more fun for some reason.

Has anyone heard from Rose and how her husband is doing?

Ciao for now........I might be back later.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on July 17, 2006, 07:59:36 pm

[quote author=Joanie link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=15#msg1027809 date=1153179870]
Hey, Yeux, I win a prize!!! Woohoo!!! I would LOVE to have this calendar. Thank you. How do claim it?[/quote]
I'll email the links to each month.


Quote:
Has anyone heard from Rose and how her husband is doing?

No....they're in a very remote place now and have no Internet access. ::)


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Lith on July 17, 2006, 09:35:33 pm

[color=Navy]Hello hello everyone! Looks like this place is getting more populated. :) It will be especially nice when those who are away return.

I found out today via an *urgent!* email from a fellow Elijah fan that Gogol Bordello will be playing in Charlotte, NC (just a couple hours south of me) on August 8th. Of course she and I are gonna go! Lijah or not, I must satisfy my GB curiosity once and for all, lol. The only trouble is that it is a Tuesday night, and work will be awful the next day, I'm sure!

I wonder if I can take the next day off and maybe work that Saturday to make up for it... ::)[/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on July 17, 2006, 09:42:26 pm

Oh how wonderful that you're going to get to see GB. I think taking the next day off is a great idea, if you can manage it.

We'll expect pictures, ya know. ;D


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on July 17, 2006, 10:04:41 pm

I could make it to Charlotte!!! It's only a couple of hours north west of me, but that's the day before we leave for FOFF so no go. 8(

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: deenan on July 17, 2006, 10:11:12 pm

just stay as far away from the mosh pit as possible lith. people have been maimed in those things! but you should have an awesome experience. to me GB is totally a stage band. i've never seen anything so outrageously wonderful in my life. :D

the last time i saw them, i had to work the next day, and i paid for it. i half thought about going to the after party, but eugene didn't know where it was going to be, so why wait around to find out?

the heat index here today was 102 degrees. lordy it was hot!...and still is. :P

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on July 17, 2006, 10:15:29 pm

[color=Green]Rach, yes, you shouldn't neglect those bathrooms. stop being a beach bum and get working. ;) ;D it really does sound like you had a fun day yesterday. i love your pictures.

Deenan, you were up at 2am? :o press the off botton and step away from that machine. will you be requiring a curfew like Yeux? :D

frodomyhero, have a great vacation! :)

Lith, GB is playing as part of the Warped Tour with a bunch of other bands. i don't think you will be able to see them in all their glory that way. but you will get a taste. you may want to ask Deenan about that, because she saw them on the Warped Tour.

i have lots to do. salmon for dinner. Husband is laptop shopping. i may kill him with a spatula. ::)[/color]


edit - well, i guess Deenan answered the GB thing ;)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Lith on July 17, 2006, 10:18:07 pm

[color=Navy]Drats, Rach! Wish you could come. but then, I wanted ot make it to FOFF, too. Well, at least GB will be some compensation for my not getting to meet with you ladies.

And no worries, Dee! I already told my buddy no mosh pit! Though I might be persuaded to make the afterparty if I happen to be able to finagle an invite... ::)

Incredibly hot here today too... I just about died in the heat Saturday for the concert, and even staying inside most of today was no picnic! I just can't take the heat like I could when I was a "young" Elijah fan... not that he was even thought of when I was young... ::)[/color]

[quote author=nettie link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=15#msg1027839 date=1153188929]
Husband is laptop shopping. i may kill him with a spatula. ::)[/quote]

LOL, death by spatula! What a horrible way to go!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: deenan on July 17, 2006, 10:38:24 pm

[quote author=nettie link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=15#msg1027839 date=1153188929]
Deenan, you were up at 2am? :o press the off botton and step away from that machine. will you be requiring a curfew like Yeux? :D[/quote]

but i'm not married remember? ;) sorry yeux. ;D


[quote author=nettie link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=15#msg1027839 date=1153188929]
[color=Green]
Lith, GB is playing as part of the Warped Tour with a bunch of other bands. i don't think you will be able to see them in all their glory that way. but you will get a taste. you may want to ask Deenan about that, because she saw them on the Warped Tour.[/color][/quote]

the first time i saw them was the warped tour last year. and nettie is right. you get a taste of what they're like, but seeing them really perform is awesome! they are coming here the same weekend as FOFF, but really, i'd rather be with you ladies. besides, i can't get a plane ticket refund.

death by spatula! oh the horror! dried eggs and everything! you're too cruel!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on July 17, 2006, 10:44:50 pm


Quote:
death by spatula! oh the horror! dried eggs and everything! you're too cruel!


[color=Green]i am not cruel - there where no dried eggs involved! i would never have eggs involved. i'm just an evil b.... something. ;D

i need to make my ELF button today. i keep forgetting. ::)[/color]


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on July 18, 2006, 07:52:00 am

Oh dear! I now a visual of Nettie holding a bloody spatula that will haunt me the rest of my days. LOL

I think that, for once, you folks up north are hotter than we were, yesterday. We're getting it today. I had planned a mall run but now, I'm not so sure....

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on July 18, 2006, 10:54:39 am

[quote author=Storyteller link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=30#msg1027885 date=1153223520]
I think that, for once, you folks up north are hotter than we were, yesterday. We're getting it today.[/quote]
Yep, last night the office was like an oven. So humid my hand kept getting stuck to the mouse. No breeze coming in from the deck either, so I closed all the windows and cranked up the AC. Wonderful!

Overcast, breezy now and rain predicted for later. I hope it dispells the heat.


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nuke33 on July 18, 2006, 12:25:30 pm

Oh my :o. Page three of the new thread and I haven't even posted yet!

I've just been so busy. My daughters birthday party is this week and I've been getting ready for ELF(at least I don't have to fly :)) and have been working my butt off at the hospital. The heat and humidity have been really intense here. It reached 100 degrees yesterday so I had lots of respiratory patients come in the ER. It's suppose to be just as hot today :P

Lith-enjoy your GB concert! They are awesome to see live. I hope they come back to NY soon.

FMH-enjoy your trip! I hope you have a really nice time :)

Hi to everyone else. Don't know what all this discussion about eggs and spatulas is about....but it's making me hungry and scared at the same time. Will try to be back later if I don't melt in the heat.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on July 18, 2006, 12:51:06 pm

I just came back from shopping before it got TOO hot! It's only 90 right now.

May I vent? When I was heavier, I thought the reason I couldn't find clothes is because I was of my size. I have been shopping three times in the past week and have bought ONE PAIR OF JEANS, and they don't follow the "rules". I hate straight leg jeans. They make me look shorter and dumpier! I'm looking for a lower rise, I truly am but they just don't exist here!

As for tops, don't EVEN get me started! I am so low on clothes now that I wanted to find a couple of things for FOFF. I have shopped till I dropped and found NOTHING!

FOFF WARNING: I am going to look like a bag lady. Apologies in advance! It isn't because I AM a bag lady, or because I don't care. It's because I live in a small town and can't find ANYTHING that suits both my body and my tastes.

Harumph!

Ok, venting mode off.....

Have a nice day!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: LillyAsh1717 on July 18, 2006, 02:51:24 pm

[quote author=Storyteller link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=30#msg1027956 date=1153241466]
I just came back from shopping before it got TOO hot! It's only 90 right now.

May I vent? When I was heavier, I thought the reason I couldn't find clothes is because I was of my size. I have been shopping three times in the past week and have bought ONE PAIR OF JEANS, and they don't follow the "rules". I hate straight leg jeans. They make me look shorter and dumpier! I'm looking for a lower rise, I truly am but they just don't exist here!

As for tops, don't EVEN get me started! I am so low on clothes now that I wanted to find a couple of things for FOFF. I have shopped till I dropped and found NOTHING!

FOFF WARNING: I am going to look like a bag lady. Apologies in advance! It isn't because I AM a bag lady, or because I don't care. It's because I live in a small town and can't find ANYTHING that suits both my body and my tastes.

Harumph!

Ok, venting mode off.....

Have a nice day!

Hugs,
Rach
[/quote] Hahaha! That bag lady comment had me rolling. No joke. We will still welcome your bag lady clothes and all. ;) Sad thing is I have been gaining weight. It's not a huge amount, but just enough to make me a bit uncomfortable. ??? It was very very hot yesterday. I remember feeling jealous of all of the customers coming in with tans. Can't wait until vacation. ;D it's so hard for my skin to just tan. I am so pale. Another crappy thing, and deenan can understand this, seeing everyone's vacation pictures everyday at work while you are stuck working. :-\
What a great idea to start up a new old thread. And I think I pushed my way in here some time ago also. :)
I better get going to enjoy my day off. I've been spending way to much time drooling over the new Elijah pictures. Off to get burnt. ::)
Lilly

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: mumi on July 18, 2006, 05:07:40 pm

Hello ladies!

Nuke: Gongratulations whit your daughter, how old is she? :D

Lith: I hoppe you enjoy GB, I like there music.

deenan: I love you new siggie colours ;D

Well I wil answer all of you, but it is so difficult to me so can all of you take care :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Lith on July 18, 2006, 07:41:46 pm

[quote author=Storyteller link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=15#msg1027834 date=1153188281]
I could make it to Charlotte!!! It's only a couple of hours north west of me, but that's the day before we leave for FOFF so no go. 8(

Hugs,
Rach
[/quote]

[color=Navy]Rach, if it makes any difference, I just found out the doors open at noon and the show starts at 12:30! I wonder how long it lasts...

And there is a chence I won't get to go because we were just told today that our corporate trainer will be in our office one day that week, but we don't know which one yet. With the show beginning midday, I *might* luck out and get to take the 8th off and see it, but now no way can I take the 9th too! Still, I plan on getting a ticket, and hoping for the best. 8)

Hope everyone is staying safely cool today. [/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on July 18, 2006, 09:23:19 pm

[quote author=mumi link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=30#msg1028032 date=1153256860]
Well I wil answer all of you, but it is so difficult to me so can all of you take care :-*[/quote]
You do just fine, mumi. We're happy to have you here. 8-*



Quote:
FOFF WARNING: I am going to look like a bag lady. Apologies in advance! It isn't because I AM a bag lady, or because I don't care. It's because I live in a small town and can't find ANYTHING that suits both my body and my tastes.


Have you tried shopping on line, Rach? I much prefer that because I don't have to do a lot of running around and there's soooo much more to choose from.

It's a wee bit cooler here today.....finally! But the heat will be back tomorrow. Makes me kind of glad I'll be at work. Our town hall is very cool.



Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on July 18, 2006, 09:37:38 pm

Wow, I've missed a lot here. I need to catch up.
My hubby has been home. It seems like I can't get anything done, even though he's been working outside a lot.
Nettie, can I borrow your spatula? ;D

We went to see POTC Dead Man's Chest today. It was very funny, but really too long. I think they could have done a better job of writing some kind of story that makes sense. But it was very funny. :D

Rach, I have trouble shopping. It's hard to find clothes that aren't old-lady looking, but not too trendy. I'm in between. I'd like some classy, comfortable, stylish clothes. It's hard to find that around here.

Hi Mumi. You are welcome here. We'd love to hear more from you. :)

Lith might get to see GB! Ooooo, you're gonna have fun. ;D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on July 18, 2006, 09:38:23 pm

[quote author=Storyteller link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=30#msg1027885 date=1153223520]
Oh dear! I now a visual of Nettie holding a bloody spatula that will haunt me the rest of my days. LOL
[/quote]

[color=Green]Rach, sorry to give you nightmares. all spatulas have now been removed from my house. :D and apparently shipped to Kathleen's house! ;)

i hope you'll find something to wear that you will like. we don't care what you look like as long as you show up!

sounds like it's hot everywhere. it's 70 here. i want hot! it will be a 100 here on the weekend. finally! i guess i'm the only one thrilled. ::)[/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on July 18, 2006, 09:39:18 pm

*sigh* I have done a good bit of shopping online, but with this new and still changing body, I don't even know what fits anymore. I feel like trying things on is very important right now, which makes me even more lost.

It's weird because it's like I am in a bady that isn't mine any more. It's strange, unfamiliar. I wish there was somewhere you could get some actual GUIDANCE on this kind of thing.

I just saw your post after I posted mine, Nettie!

I'm glad all you want to is for me to be there because when we first arrive, we are going to be sorry sights. After 30 hours on a train with no where to shower, I think we will need to sneak up to our room and clean up a bit before we make an appearance. By then you will probably all be in bed. LOL

BTW, is anyone bringing their cell phone to FOFF? If so, would one of you share your number with me so I can contact someone if there is an emergency? If you would rather not, I certainly understand. NO biggie!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on July 18, 2006, 09:44:51 pm

Nettie, thanks for the spatulas. I may need several by the end of the week. ;D

Rach, Sears and Land's End offer online "fitting" services. I'm not sure what these entail, as I've never used them. They might help you find your size, or what looks good on you. I used to buy clothes from Land's End, but I lost weight, and now even the smaller sizes hang on me.
Yes, Rach, just show up. It doesn't matter what you wear. :)

I just saw your post Rach. Maybe several of us could exchange cell phone numbers before FOFF. I'll email you mine.



Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on July 18, 2006, 09:49:36 pm

Rach, are you near enough to a large city that you could go there early on a Sat. morning, shop all day, stay overnight, shop some more on Sun. then head home?

Edit: Deenan and Nettie have cell phones, too, Rach and I'm sure would be happy to give you their numbers.




Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on July 18, 2006, 10:49:52 pm

[color=Green]Rach, i'll pm you my cell phone.

Kathleen, let me know if the spatulas work for you. i tried fish bones stuck in salmon last night, but he caught it. %$#^& ;D so, that doesn't work well at all. so i think the spatula really is your best bet! :)[/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on July 18, 2006, 10:52:40 pm

[quote author=nettie link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=45#msg1028097 date=1153277392]
[color=Green]

Kathleen, let me know if the spatulas work for you. i tried fish bones stuck in salmon last night, but he caught it. %$#^& ;D so, that doesn't work well at all. so i think the spatula really is your best bet! :)[/color]
[/quote]

LOL! I think I can keep him in line with spatulas! ;D They can be quite effective if used correctly.
He was looking over my shoulder a bit today while I was online. (see my LJ!)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on July 18, 2006, 10:56:08 pm

[quote author=nettie link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=45#msg1028097 date=1153277392]
i tried fish bones stuck in salmon last night, but he caught it. %$#^& ;D so, that doesn't work well at all. [/quote]
Glad you told us it didn't work. Guess I'll have to resort to Plan B -- a salad with leaves of delphinium, monkshood and digitalis. ;D


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on July 18, 2006, 11:04:14 pm

[quote author=Yeux de bleu link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=45#msg1028100 date=1153277768]
[quote author=nettie link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=45#msg1028097 date=1153277392]
i tried fish bones stuck in salmon last night, but he caught it. %$#^& ;D so, that doesn't work well at all. [/quote]
Glad you told us it didn't work. Guess I'll have to resort to Plan B -- a salad with leaves of delphinium, monkshood and digitalis. ;D
[/quote]
[color=Green]
really dear, digitalis tastes the best and looks so pretty. makes a lovely tea as well - may want to add a little sugar. and it's good for his heart. ;) i have pretty pink digitalis. it grows like crazy here. ;D[/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on July 18, 2006, 11:07:19 pm

....and it's good for his heart.

LOL...uhmm...yeah!

I have lots of digitalis, too, in many colors. LOVE them. Mine self-seed like mad.




Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on July 18, 2006, 11:11:16 pm

Digitalis? I don't think I have any of that growing here. Besides, I think my husband would be on to that one. ;D

Maybe I could check his medical books for some drug. You know, one that doesn't show up in the bloodwork. (Ewww, I've been reading too many Patricia Cornwell books :-\)


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on July 18, 2006, 11:12:29 pm

[color=Green]mine self-seed, too. nice, isn't it. :) there is a never ending supply. i only have pink. i need to get some different colors. makes a prettier salad.

what is that old movie called about the old women with the basement who poison people?[/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on July 18, 2006, 11:14:40 pm

[quote author=nettie link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=45#msg1028106 date=1153278749]
[color=Green]

what is that old movie called about the old women with the basement who poison people?[/color]
[/quote]

Arsenic and Old Lace.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on July 18, 2006, 11:17:42 pm

[color=Green]Kathleen, let us know if you find anything good in the medical books. ;)

oh, yes, that's what that movie is. i may have to rent it. ;D[/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: deenan on July 18, 2006, 11:20:48 pm

i can't believe what i'm reading! are you ladies thinking of offing your hubbies? lol ;D

i'll PM you my cell phone rach. good luck with the clothes shopping. i'll be in shorts, t-shirts and sneakers, so don't sweat it. ;)

arsenic and old lace is the name of the movie nettie.

hi to everyone else. i really promised myself i'd be in bed before 11:00 and it's 20 after. i'm still oooo-aaaagling over the new elijah pics and making icons, siggies and wallpapers tonight.

i should be packing....but noooo..... i've got elijahtitus! i think it's one of the stages of an elijaholic right?

see you all soon and have a good one.

hasta la vista baby :-*


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on July 18, 2006, 11:24:02 pm

[quote author=nettie link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=45#msg1028108 date=1153279062]
[color=Green]Kathleen, let us know if you find anything good in the medical books. ;)

oh, yes, that's what that movie is. i may have to rent it. ;D[/color]
[/quote]

I may have to wait until he goes back to work next week. He'll wonder why I'm suddenly interested in medicine. ;D

Arsenic and Old Lace is a good movie. Cary Grant :-*

Deenan, get to bed! That's where I'm heading too. Goodnight everyone.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on July 19, 2006, 07:38:14 am

I love Arsenic and Old Lace! Great movie!

I have Nettie and Dee's numbers and they have mine. Yeux has it, as does Kim, though I doubt Yeux will bring her address book along! LOL
I do think it's wise that we have a way to connect on our different journeies. WHo knows what could happen.

Digitalis, huh? We should have known you took that master gardener's course for a reason. *Snork*

You guys need SPATULAS to keep your men in line????? There are far, far better ways, you know.

*ducks and runs from flying bloody spatulas and digitalis blossoms....

Hugs,
Rach - ROFLASC

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on July 19, 2006, 01:00:29 pm

[quote author=Storyteller link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=45#msg1028150 date=1153309094]
Digitalis, huh? We should have known you took that master gardener's course for a reason. *Snork*[/quote]

Yes....the course did have some...shall we say...unexpected benefits. ;D


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on July 19, 2006, 03:09:37 pm

Well, I had a BIT moreluck today, after tossing out the rules and just looking for what *I* liked. I will still look like a bag lady, but at least i have a couple of bags now... LOL

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: HobbitDreamer67 on July 19, 2006, 08:04:54 pm

You guys are extremely Amusing!!! ;D I enjoy coming here and reading your posts.I hope you all have a Great time at whatever CON that your going to.There are so many!And it Great that you cont' this thread.Keep it going!!
You Ladies are Fabulous!!
Mimma :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on July 19, 2006, 09:48:59 pm

Hi Mimma! You're welcome to join us here. The more the merrier. :D




Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Joanie on July 19, 2006, 10:11:19 pm

Wow, page 5 already! :o How fantastic!! Man, you ladies just crack me up. I was reading some of these posts at work today and started laughing. My co-workers think there's something wrong with me. ;)

I need to get into ELF mode. Just so busy at work and home that I can't do it. I MUST make a to-do list by this weekend.

Can't wait to see some of you!! I will miss you all at FOFF. You have to fill me in on every detail!! ;D Ciao for now, bellas. :-* :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on July 19, 2006, 10:23:45 pm

[quote author=Joanie link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=60#msg1028257 date=1153361479]
I need to get into ELF mode. Just so busy at work and home that I can't do it. I MUST make a to-do list by this weekend.
[/quote]
I know. I keep thinking I have so much time to get ready, but I'll be leaving a week from tomorrow morning. Funny how you wait and wait and wait....then *poof* something you've been looking forward is upon you.

Well, there's still tomorrow. ::)


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on July 19, 2006, 10:44:53 pm

Hi Mimma! Do join us here. :)

Yeux and Joanie, reading about you getting ready for ELF makes me so jealous. :) I wish I could go, but I'll see most of you at FOFF (except Joanie :'(). You all are going to have so much fun. You must keep those of us who aren't going informed.

Hubby, myself, and no.1 son went to the water park today (no.2 son is at karate camp during the days this week). It was very hot, and I got a bit of a sunburn. I promised to take my youngest to the water park next week, when no. 1 son will be at his camp. I'm pooped out.


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on July 19, 2006, 10:45:18 pm

[color=Green]i finally made my ELF button. :D yes, hard to believe it is almost here. next week at this time, we will be there waiting for everyone else. ;) i'm always packed (of course ::) ) and ready to go so no issues there. but there are so many other things i have to do right now. the weekend will be most useful to get things done! :)

Kathleen, we always seem to post at the same time. :) [/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on July 19, 2006, 10:51:48 pm

Hi all!

I see we have a new thread. Here is my official new thread inaugural post. we are in the home stretch now and we'll be home in a few days. I haven't had internet access in a while so I'm really out of the loop. Right now I am in a hotel in Indiana.

I clearly missed something before the previous page, but no time to go back and read everything. At least not now. Probably not later either since I am so far behind on everything.

Just wanted to pop in and see you all. Nice to see that we are gaining some new members of our group. :D I miss you all. :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on July 19, 2006, 10:54:45 pm

Hi Celebrian. *jumps up and down, waves*

When do you arrive at home? Hope you've had a wonderful trip.


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on July 19, 2006, 10:55:39 pm

hi Celebrian! :) i think when you get home you'll have a lot to catch up on. when will you be home?

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on July 19, 2006, 10:57:30 pm

Hi Yeux! *waves back*

Current plan is to be home Friday night, but I may not be on here until at least Saturday. We'll see. ;)

Edit: Hi Nettie!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on July 19, 2006, 11:01:58 pm

Oh good. You should have time to recover before FOFF then. We're all getting anxious about FOFF. The time's fast approaching.

Woo hoo!


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on July 19, 2006, 11:13:51 pm

Hi Celebrian. So good to see you here. Hope you're having a good vacation.

Nettie, great minds think alike, and post at the same time. ;D


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: mumi on July 20, 2006, 02:16:34 am

Hello ladies!

I can see you all are fine.

It is ELF this week or the 28/30? I am comfuset
Another question what is FOFF? ::)

loves
mumi.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on July 20, 2006, 08:10:14 am

Hi Celebrian!!!!!!!!!! Woohoo!!!!!!! She'll soon be back among us!!!!!!!!

Mumis, FOFF stands for Fellowship Of Forum Friends. About 10 of us are getting together in mid-August in Iowa, where Rose lives, for a weekend of fun, hugging, and lots of picture taking. Believe me, we will be giving full reports, probably more than you'd ever want to know.

I know what you all mean about FOFF coming fast. Jim and I were just saying that we needed to make a list of things to do and to take soon. Maybe we'll work on that this weekend.

We're going to Iowa by train since Jim won't fly, so I'll be gone from here for a couple of days before. We leave late Wednesday night, and won't be home until Tuesday morning. I am taking Samwise, my laptop, to FOFF so we will be able to sign on from the hotel.

I also just bought a 1 gig SD card for my camera. Pictures and videos will abound. LOL

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: deenan on July 20, 2006, 08:31:54 am

hi cele! hope you're having a good time, but you need to come back here. your family has had enough. we miss you! :-*

it seems the closer ELF comes, the more stuff i need to do. i could get them done if i just stay off the computer. but one of the things i need to do involves a lot of computer time. is there a way to disconnect the internet? ;D

and not to mention FOFF. gah! that's only 2 weeks after ELF. what kind of shape will i be in when it's time to get ready for that?

le help! :P

welcome mimma! good to see a new oldie here.

till next time ladies.

hasta la vista baby :-*

ETA:

Quote:
I also just bought a 1 gig SD card for my camera. Pictures and videos will abound.


be careful in the video mode with your card. it uses A LOT of space. 1 gig can be gone very quickly. video is only a series of fast moving still image files. if you take video, i'd say shoot about a minute or two worth depending on how many pics you take and the resolution. :)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on July 20, 2006, 08:49:31 am


Quote:
if you take video, i'd say shoot about a minute or two worth depending on how many pics you take and the resolution.


That's basically what I do, but the video is fairly low res. It takes mov format which I wish I could change, but it is pretty compressed. I just have to convert it before i edit.
I'm already talking to Jim about an actual digital video camera, one day.... My birthday is the week after FOFF, but the trip is my present for that. LOL

I also have two 126 meg cards and I'm bringing Samwise to dump the cards to when they are full.

Plus we can post some back here while we're still down there.


Hi mimma! Just saw you there. Welcome to the fun!

Hugs,
Rach - who needs to go get groceries now.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: mumi on July 20, 2006, 03:15:06 pm

Hello ladies!

Rach: Thanks for you answer, the will be funn for you girls :D

Mimma: hey and welcome.

In September I will begin course in Englisk.

Take care of all you. :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: HobbitDreamer67 on July 20, 2006, 04:24:35 pm

Hey guys I'm back,Thanks for the Welcome to this section.Keep it coming!!Hope your all doing fine.One question,When was Always and Forever put together and where do the Mods come from.It feels like you come from different parts of the Country,And across the ocean.
That's pretty amazing in my book.
Mimma :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on July 20, 2006, 04:35:51 pm

Mumis, congrats on the course and for learning something new! We're here to help you whenever we can.

Can't answer your question, Mimma, but I'm sure some of the others can.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: mumi on July 20, 2006, 05:05:43 pm

Rach: thank you so much and I now you wil help me, you girls have help me a lot now thanks. :-*

Mimma: I think that is a thread about that , but I am not sure.

loves
mumi

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nuke33 on July 20, 2006, 08:35:27 pm

So I finally get a nice, relaxing evening to myself......daughter asleep, nice cool night.....and decide to go in my hot tub. Well, the chlorine level was so high, I started choking and coughing and had to jump right out ::). Had to settle for a hot shower instead.

My daughter's birthday party is tomorrow. She is turning six. I actually found a place that does dance/arcade/craft parties like she wanted. Should be really cute. I told her that next week mommy will be going to the LOTR convention and she said "to see Frodo?" I told her no Frodo :(, but Sam will be there. She likes Sam. She always plays with his little action figure ;D

mumi-good luck with your English course. It's one of the hardest languages to learn.

Hi HobbitDreamer. Welcome to thread :)

Welcome back Celebrian! We missed you :-* How was your vacation?

Deenan-been so busy thinking about ELF, I forgot FOFF is right around the corner :o Are you actually gonna fly to Iowa?

Hugs to Rach, Nettie, Yeux and Kathleen!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: deenan on July 20, 2006, 09:22:08 pm

[quote author=HobbitDreamer67 link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=75#msg1028400 date=1153427075]
One question, When was Always and Forever put together and where do the Mods come from.It feels like you come from different parts of the Country, And across the ocean. That's pretty amazing in my book.[/quote]

well, we do come from different parts of the globe. :D

yeux and myself are both on the east coast of the united states. flummoxed is from ohio like i am. solskie is from malaysia, cristiel lives in belgium, and ellejay is in england. lucy who runs the site lives in australia, and jochen the tech administrator comes from germany. the other mods are here now and then, but they are sprinkled about from california, england, and scotland.

elijah has fans all over! ;D

sounds like you have it all planned well rach. that's a good thing to know for anyone using their digital camera for shooting video.

yes nuke i'm flying to iowa. ;D i don't mind flying, i just don't like to. i'm not that bad and start freaking out or anything. just not my cup of tea. :P

i saw the most hideous thing today. a lady came into our store. big floppy hat, dark glasses, tight shirt about to there on her and low riders jeans showing her belly button. this lady had to be a good 72 years old! :o :P

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on July 20, 2006, 09:45:01 pm

I bought new luggage today to take to FOFF. Jim looked funny and said, "I know we must have discussed buying luggage..." LOL We had, but he didn't remember. He knows i wouldn't spend that much money without talking to him about it first, but it was SO FUNNY the way he said it! He trusts me and that's a good thing.

We needed the luggage. We were still using the set i got for high school graduation and they have seen better days. LOL

Nuke, I'm glad your daughter likes Sam. We need all the fellow Sam fans we can get. One day, I'll have to tell you about my encounter with a rather vicously minded Frodo fan who could not understand why ANYONE could possibly like Sam.

I let her know why, in many, many words. LOL

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on July 20, 2006, 10:11:13 pm

Nuke - Thanks, but I'm not quite back yet. I am in a hotel in Wisconsin tonight (actually the same one we stayed in on the very first night of the trip), but tomorrow night we should all be sleeping in our own beds. :D We had a rough driving day today (going around the Chicago area) with traffic, construction, tolls and rain - sometimes really heavy rain. Ugh! It took longer to drive than we expected, but we're here getting ready for bed at a reasonable hour anyway, fortunately. I hope to logon tomorrow night, but we'll see what tomorrow brings. . . If not, I'm sure I'll pop in on Saturday.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on July 20, 2006, 10:22:21 pm

[color=Green]hi Mimma :)

Rach, so you'll have pretty luggage at FOFF. :D it is time to get rid of that high school luggage. ;D

Deenan, that's funny about the 72 year old. but whatever floats her boat - as long as she is happy. hopefully you won't have bad dreams. think big blue eyes! ;)

nuke, you need to test the clorine levels, silly. :P but at least now you can be sure that if it was that strong, no weird stuff will grow on you. ;D

wow, your daughter will be six. i hope she will have a fun party!

Celebrian, enjoy the rest of your journey. i hope traffic won't be too bad tomorrow and you get home at a reasonable time.

summer is back at this end of the planet. 95 tomorrow, yeah! [/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on July 20, 2006, 10:44:01 pm

Hi ladies. I've been trying to post here for the last 30 minutes, but I kept getting interrupted by my kids. Now the little rascals are in bed. :D And I forgot what I was going to say. ::)

Rach, new luggage is nice. We got some a few years ago. Before that we had been carting around the same old yucky bag.

Celebrian, looking forward to your return. :)

Hi nettie!

Nuke, have fun with your daughter's birthday party.

No. 1 son and I vacuumed out the car today. It was really gross, and I had to listen to my son grump about having to help me. But we got it done. :P

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on July 21, 2006, 01:34:47 am

[quote author=HobbitDreamer67 link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=75#msg1028400 date=1153427075]
.....One question,When was Always and Forever put together and where do the Mods come from.[/quote]
Mimma, Deenan answered your question about where the mods are from, but if you want to know when and how A & F was put together, there's a thread about that here.

http://always.ejwsites.net/YaBBSE/index.php?board=12;action=display;threadid=29971

Yeah, mumi...congratulations on taking a course in English. 8) You can practice with us. ;D


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on July 21, 2006, 04:29:20 am

Can't sleep. Waiting for the second pill to kick in so thought I'd drop in. There's always someone to talk to here.

Nettie, I dont know that it's PRETTY luggage (did you ever notice that it's called "luggage" and you "lug" it around?) but it IS my hubby's college colors so that's a good thing. It also rolls which, if we have to walk it any distance, is a VERY good thing and is much lighter than the old stuff, which with the weight limits on the train is a VERY VERY good thing. LOL

Celebrian, it will be so great to have you back. We missed you!

Kathleen, I remember the interruptions stage. This too shall pass. LOL

Yeux, I'll have to check out your "history of A&F" tomorrow while the spaghetti sauce is cooking.

I hope you are all getting a good night's sleep.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: frodomyhero on July 21, 2006, 07:39:24 am

Hello everyone from sunny and hot Williamsburg.
I am SO HAPPY I can write to you from my book.......... because my daughter had an accident with it and DROPPED it 7 feet!!! in the hotel room. (Needless to say mom was really really ANGRY It is bent a little >:( ) But I wanted to check in and say a big hi and let you know how our trip has been going. We went to the most fabulous play in Cape May and it was about - you guessed it- crazy pirates. If anyone ever goes to Cape May go to Elaine's resaraunt/theatre. Then we got to Williamsburg and it's been HOT,HOT H O T !! But we toodled around on bicycles in the old Williamsburg yesterday. This is such a nice place!! Today we're off to Carolina! I lucked out at the hotel we are at and they have internet connection and since I have wireless connecton, I can go anywhere in the hotel!!! Anyway.
Read all the posts. Celebrain welcome "back" when you get back.
Interesting experience you had Dee.
Congrats on your daughter being 6 Nuke
Rach, so happy you have new luggage. It does make things easier.
Kathleen, good for you that you make your son help you. He will only be doing that when he is older and he needs some practice.
Nettie, I can so relate to the 95 degrees thing. It's been SO HOT in Virginia. whew!
Hi Yeux, Joanie, Mumi,Hobbitdreams and to everyone else.
Today we go off to N. Carolina so I don't think I will be "seeing' you all for some time.
So until I can get to the internet again.. TTFN :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on July 21, 2006, 09:14:07 am

FMH, so nice to hear from you! Notebooks are tougher than people think, but 7 feet is a LONG way to fall. I'd say you were lucky. Enjoy Carolina! The NC coast is just LOVELY! If you can, get to Wilmington. The shore there is FABULOUS!

I slept in this morning and am already SO FAR behind!

*sigh*

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on July 21, 2006, 10:46:51 am

I'm off to find some new luggage, too, Rach. Mine is almost 40 years old :o --heavy and the latches are no longer reliable. I want something lighter and with WHEELS! I hope I can find what I want.

I can't believe FMH's laptop still works after such a long drop. Amazing.

TTFN


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on July 21, 2006, 10:58:25 am

Your luggage is even older than mine!

Good luck in finding new stuff.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on July 21, 2006, 09:12:06 pm

[color=Green]frodomyhero, i like Williamsburg. i used to live in that general area. i'm glad you had a nice time there. glad your computer is still functional. :)

Yeux, did you find some luggage. everyone is luggage shopping. too funny. :D i will need to email you, i have some gardening questions about onions and garlic. ???

one and a half working days til i leave for ELF. i can hardly wait. i'm so happy it's Friday. we have so so very much to do this weekend. we are having roast chicken for dinner. "roast chicken"? yes. ;)
did i roast it, not! ;D i bought it! it's 92 degrees and i'm happy! heat is my friend. we are going to take a walk later.[/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on July 21, 2006, 09:24:00 pm

Hi Nettie. We should trade places to live. It's too hot here for me. Although I don't think you'd like it here. No Gogol Bordello shows, ever. :-\
I like those pre-roasted chickens you can buy. They're much better than what I could make at home ( i've never tried to roast a chicken :P)

Yeux, I hope you find some nice luggage. You're going to be using it a lot in the next several weeks. :)

Frodomyhero, have fun in N.C. I wish I was going there this year. :P
Rach is right, Wilmington has beautiful beaches.


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: HobbitDreamer67 on July 21, 2006, 09:49:15 pm

Good Evening All,

Thankyou,very much for answering my question.That is more info about the Mods that I ever read.That is Great,that Elijah has fans from every corner of the world.Awsome!!!Hope your all doing well this rather warm Friday night.Try and keep cool if you can.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on July 21, 2006, 09:50:38 pm

Boy! did I ever luck out today. On my way to the Wal-mart Supercenter for new luggage, I stopped at a neighbor's to return a book. We chatted a bit and she asked where I was off to. When I told her she said I should go to J C Penney's (in our nearest town) to get luggage. Said she got a gorgeous set for her g'daughter's 21st birthday just last week.

So instead of driving 1-1/2 hours to super Wallyworld, I drove 25 minutes to Penney's. They were having a HUGE one-day sale. I got a beautiful burgundy 5-piece set and the two largest suitcases both have wheels and handles. There's even a duffle bag kind of thing with wheels, and two other pieces. The set was 50% off. 8)

But it gets even better.

Waiting to check out I started talking with the woman ahead of me who had a coupon for $10 off if you spend $60. She had another for $15 off if you spent $100 and asked if I'd like to have it. I was shocked....a total stranger, but people are friendly like that around here.

So the $250 luggage set ended up costing only $110. They had some gorgeous summer clothes for 60% off, too, but I don't need clothes.

I celebrated by having lunch out then popped in to see the travel agent I had booked my FOFF flights through. With all that's going on in Rose's life, I'd been thinking about not spending a couple days with her after FOFF after all. But the agent said the airline would impose a $100 penalty to make a change, plus any difference there might be in the cost of the flight by then. So I guess Rose will get me after all.

She also told me the maximum size for a carry-on bag is 22" X 14" X 9" and the weight can't exceed 40 lbs. Just for your info if anyone needs to know.

It's still very hot and humid here although it rained for about a half hour. That just made the ground steam and didn't cut the humidity.

Nettie, I know you love the heat. Do you like high humidity, too?


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: HobbitDreamer67 on July 21, 2006, 09:52:25 pm

Sorry about that,I was trying to finish my post when I hit the wrong button.Anyway,have a Great night.
Mimma :)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on July 21, 2006, 09:59:51 pm

Hi Mimma. We're trying to stay cool here. It's supposed to rain tonight, and it's only going to be 83 degrees tomorrow! That will be nice. :)

Yeux, you got a great deal there! We got our luggage at Sam's a few years ago, and got a good deal on it.
Too bad you can't change your airline tickets. You'll enjoy the time with Rose. :)

I did a lot of cleaning today. My husband has been working very hard on his shed this week. He's got all of the walls built, now he has to put it together. Too bad he can't make it with Legos. ;D My kids are really good with Legos.


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on July 21, 2006, 10:00:31 pm

[quote author=HobbitDreamer67 link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=90#msg1028588 date=1153533145]
Sorry about that,I was trying to finish my post when I hit the wrong button.[/quote]
You lost me....what are you sorry about?


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on July 21, 2006, 10:25:11 pm

I just posted this at the comment box and figured I'd put it here too:

I'm not even close to caught up on anything, but here goes anyway:

Many relatives we went to see
Plus some old friends who live easterly.
Fifty five hundred miles;
Five weeks and lots of smiles.
So, did anybody here miss me? ;)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on July 21, 2006, 10:37:55 pm

I did!!!!!!!!!!

I'm so glad you're back!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on July 21, 2006, 10:40:36 pm

I missed you Celebrian!
Welcome back. :D

Does it feel good to be back home?

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on July 21, 2006, 10:47:34 pm

[quote author=Celebrian link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=90#msg1028594 date=1153535111]
So, did anybody here miss me? ;)[/quote]
Absolutely!!! Welcome home. :-*




Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on July 21, 2006, 11:23:35 pm

Thanks Rach, Kathleen and Yeux. :D

I missed you all too. :-* It is good to be back home, although it's still pretty warm in here (the A/C is working on that. . .) and there is still a lot of unpacking, cleaning, etc. to do so we're not really settled back in yet or anything.

I'll be logging off soon to get to bed, but I will definitely be back tomorrow. :) I'll say Goodnight now in case I don't pop back in here.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on July 21, 2006, 11:26:45 pm

[quote author=Celebrian link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=90#msg1028594 date=1153535111]
So, did anybody here miss me? ;)
[/quote]

[color=green]now, who are you again?
JUST KIDDING! :-* you can slap me for that at FOFF. ;D[/color]


Quote:
No Gogol Bordello shows, ever.


[color=Green]Kathleen, no i don't think i could live there under those circumstances. i would go mad. i know you are going well, mad. ;D hey, but a legos shed would be cool! :D

Yeux, i'm glad you found good luggage. $100 to change a flight for one person is a lot. we had to change a flight today, but it was $100 for both people. still a lot, too. but you can hang out with us in Iowa because we are not leaving till monday morning. i don't mind heat or humidity. i lived in Virginia on the Chesapeake Bay for several years and humidity can be fun. :P[/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on July 22, 2006, 04:43:27 pm

I just got an email from Rose. Her youngest daughter has gotten hurt as well as her husband, but is feeling better now. They have seen a lot of wonderful things, but I'll leave that for her to tell you.

Thought you'd want to know.

Hugs,
Rach

Edit: I removed her daughter's name, Rach. ;)
Edit Part Deux: I went back and removed her husband's name! LOL

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on July 22, 2006, 09:00:32 pm

I thought you might want a little more detail about what happened to Rose's youngest. From her email.....

The next day "youngest daughter" caught her foot in the rusty spokes of a double bicycle. I can't even begin to tell you how my heart sank when I heard her cry out like I had never heard before. It was obvious she was in terrible pain. MIL and I took her to the emergency clinic. Her foot was badly twisted and had deep gouges in it. To make a very long story short, it got badly infected and was very swollen. There were not broken bones but the ligaments were badly damaged and the wounds were quite bad. She was not able to walk for a week and two days. Washing out her wounds was a horrible ordeal at first because it was so painful for her. We were very concerned for her for a while but she is finally doing better. The wounds are healing and the swelling is gone and the infection appears to be gone. Just yesterday she started walking again. She is better but still walks with a limp and her wounds are still there.

Just thought all you mothers who read this thread would want the details. And her husband seems to be getting along OK with his arm in a cast.

Rose will be back home in the US on July 28th.


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on July 22, 2006, 09:06:37 pm

This really upsets me, because I know JUST how her daughter feels. I had this SAME INJURY when I was only a little younger than her daughter. I was on the back of my oldest sister's bike when my left foot got caught in the spokes. I still have scar tissue behind my left ankle from the injury.

Poor little sweetie!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on July 22, 2006, 09:10:52 pm

[quote author=Storyteller link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=105#msg1028680 date=1153601007]
Edit: I removed her daughter's name, Rach. ;)
Edit Part Deux: I went back and removed her husband's name! LOL
[/quote]
;D LOL....I missed that one....thanks! :-*


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: HobbitDreamer67 on July 22, 2006, 09:22:58 pm

Yeux de bleu,

I had posted a post which I was in the middle of finishing on this area when I accidently hit a button which sent my post onto this Forum.I wasn't quit done with it.So I added another reply saying I was sorry About not finishing that reply.Just look up one or two posts and you will see what I had Typed.
That was fun to say,
Mimma ;D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on July 22, 2006, 09:31:11 pm

OK, I understand now. ;)

Your new siggie is gorgeous. Another winner by the talented Deenan, I see. ;D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: HobbitDreamer67 on July 22, 2006, 09:46:14 pm

Yep,I just saw the banner when I came on.I think it's Fabulous.Also,I Im'd you about those posts.So while your deleting that one post on page 7 you can delete my message to you as well.What a night,I think I need a nap
I'm just plain pooped out now.HeeHee
Mimma ;D


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on July 22, 2006, 09:55:28 pm

As you undoubtedly know by now, I answered your PM and pointed out that you can delete your own posts or modify them at any time. If you don't know how to do that, just holler. 8)


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on July 22, 2006, 09:56:12 pm

Hi Mimma, Rach, and Yeux!

I hope Rose's youngest daughter heals quickly. They just haven't had very good luck down there in Peru. But it sounds like they're having a nice time, despite the problems. :)

We went to look at a few homes in the Home Builder's Assoc. Home Show today. We still like looking at other people's homes, even though we don't know what to do about our own home! ::)

Hi anyone else who's here tonight!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: HobbitDreamer67 on July 22, 2006, 10:00:27 pm

Yes,I think I saw that when I IM'd Deenan.
Thanks Yeux,
Mimma :)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on July 22, 2006, 10:03:28 pm

[quote author=Kathleen link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=105#msg1028700 date=1153619772]
We went to look at a few homes in the Home Builder's Assoc. Home Show today. [/quote]
Were these entire houses? Photos? Rooms? Sounds interesting.


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Lith on July 22, 2006, 10:06:21 pm

[color=Navy]Youch! Poor Rose's family! They've certainly had more than their share of mishaps on this trip, haven't they?! I do hope everyone arrives back home safe and sound and healed!

Yeux, great news on the luggage! I need no new baggages, as I bought a set when I first started my LOTR travels, and it is still holding up well. But, with the recent heat, I finally caved and went out and bought some new clothes - capris and comfy shirts - so I can tolerate the heat both here and at ELF. They are not the height of fashion, so I may really look like a granny, but at least I won't melt! It's been just awful this year. Right now we are having about the 6th big thunderstorm of the day, beginning at about 5pm. I think it's high time they stopped! Though I must admit it's cooler now. Doesn't do a whole lot of good if you can't go outside to enjoy the coolness, though, for fear of being struck by lightning! :o

Just thought I'd pop in to say hi tonight... probably should go now and not risk the comp with this storm!

Later, my dears. :-*[/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on July 22, 2006, 10:08:52 pm

The Home Builder's Assoc in our town shows off newly built homes every year. These haven't been bought by anyone, but are finished for the show. You can go in and see everything brand new. It's mainly to advertise the different contractors and housing developments. So they're not houses that we would ever live in, (we like living in the country), but it's nice to see which contractors do a good job, and look at all the beautiful finishes and wood that's being used. We really enjoyed it. We may look at more tomorrow.
They have houses in every price range. Two that we saw today, we couldn't afford. But it's nice to look.

:)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on July 22, 2006, 10:10:48 pm

Hi everyone. I just got online for tonight a few minutes ago.

I am so sorry to hear that Rose and her family are continuing to have such problems on their trip. I hope her daughter heals quickly. I'm glad they are enjoying their trip in spite of the injuries. (Can't wait to have her back. It feels like forever since we were online together with my trip and hers.)

*slaps Chowling formerly known as Nettie* ;)

So, today was our first day home after 5 weeks on the road and as of this morning the girls were asking where we were going today because they didn't want to just stay at home. ::) My son was happier to be home. He spent quite a bit of time building with legos and reading.

But, the big news is that we are now a training-wheel-free household. Hubby took the training wheels off the girls' bikes (as requested by them) and both girls are riding pretty well. They have some trouble getting started, but both have done it at least once or twice on their own and a little practice will take care of that. I took all 3 kids around the block twice this afternoon and they enjoyed that.

We've also made some decent progress on unpacking and some cleaning in the house. It's far from done, but progress is progress. ;)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on July 22, 2006, 10:15:26 pm

Yes, Celebrian, it's strange when one of our regulars is missing. Glad to have you back. Are you unpacked yet and getting squared away?

Kathleen, that sounds really awesome. There's nothing like that around here.

Lith, congrats on the new clothes. And don't take any chances with your computer if you're having bad storms.






Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on July 22, 2006, 10:23:10 pm

[color=Green]housekeeping item: nettie now = chowling. :) changed the username. but don't be confused, it's still me. ;D

Kathleen, we have that going on right now, too. here it's called "street of dreams" must be the season for that. one of the houses is 11,000 sq ft. so if Bill Gates is tired of his Medina house, i'm sure he can afford that. ::) :)

got Rose's email today as well. she really needs a good luck charm. we need to bring her good luck to FOFF. i feel so sorry for her daughter. i hope everything will heal ok.

Lith, we don't want you to melt. i love the thunderstorms down there - Virginia, Carolinas.... they roll in, rain like crazy and roll out. it's great. :D

i spend half my day at Ikea. it was entertaining. the other half was spend organizing my life. :) now i'm organized. the Thursday at the ELF hotel, i think we will just spend relaxing at the pool with fruity drinks and lots of sunscreen waiting for everyone else. ;D

Celebrian
Quote:
*slaps Chowling formerly known as Nettie*


hehehe :o ;D
i can't believe your children are asking where you will be going today. the nerve! :D[/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on July 22, 2006, 10:28:36 pm

[quote author=chowling link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=120#msg1028713 date=1153621390]
[color=Green].... the other half was spend organizing my life. :) now i'm organized. [/quote]
Yeesh! Must be nice to be able to organize your life in half a day. :o

[quote]the Thursday at the ELF hotel, i think we will just spend relaxing at the pool with fruity drinks and lots of sunscreen waiting for everyone else. ;D[/color]
[/quote]
We'll find you!


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on July 22, 2006, 10:30:18 pm

[color=Green]yes, but my life usually is always organized. just the last week has been crazy. but now it's under control. ;)

i'm sure you will find us! ;D[/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Joanie on July 23, 2006, 01:33:18 pm

Hi everyone! I hope you are all having a good weekend. I also received the email from Rose. I feel so badly for all of them. What a trip. I hope they all arrive home safe and sound and that her hubby and daughter heal quickly.

Welcome home, Celebrian. I was exhausted just reading about your adventures! :P

So we are down to the wire for ELF. Finally! ;D I'm getting very excited. I hope this week goes quickly!! I gotta run, but hope to be on later tonight. Ciao bellas! :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: mumi on July 23, 2006, 01:51:33 pm

Hello ladies!

I hoppe you all having a good weekend, I have was to a birthday party yesterday so I am tired today, but the was funn ;D

I can read tha Rose's daughter is not well I am so sorry for them.

Celebrian welcome back.

Love
mumi :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on July 23, 2006, 09:00:13 pm

I've seen this forum quiet, but tonight it's positively dead. I logged in at 8:50 PM and was the only registered user. :o

I hope everyone had a good weekend.


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on July 23, 2006, 09:30:52 pm

It is quiet here. There are 3 of us now, though.

Thanks Mumi! :)

Chowling - I could use you here to organize my house (and van) and my life. ;) we're still making progress, but it's not done yet.

Joanie - Sorry to exhaust you. I think reading it all at once sometimes makes it sound more exhausting than it was. Which is not to say that it wasn't exhausting in real life, of course. ;D

Off to surf a bit.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Lith on July 23, 2006, 09:56:42 pm

[color=Navy]I'm here. Been popping in and out all evening, and it has been quiet quiet quiet quiet... *echo fades away slowly*

I had a quiet and rather unproductive weekend... Should have been packing, but I just love the pressure of a last minute packing job! ::) ;)

Oh well, I have two more nights before I *have* to worry about it. :)[/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on July 23, 2006, 10:00:31 pm

Lith, I have a very good friend who never EVER packs until at least 6pm the night before she leaves to go anywhere, no matter where she's going, when she leaves, or how long she'll be staying. She doesn't beleive in it. LOL

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on July 23, 2006, 10:08:02 pm

Does she ever forget anything? Not have the clothes clean that she wants to take? I could never do that. I figure out at least a week ahead what clothes I will need so I can wash and iron if needed.

And I'm a COMPULSIVE list maker.


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on July 23, 2006, 10:16:09 pm

I'm also a compulsive list maker, Yeux. Jim is too, so in that we are PERFECTLY matched.

He just said yesterday we needed to sit down and make a list of things to do before we leave for Iowa.

And BTW, no, she never forgets anything.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on July 23, 2006, 10:17:52 pm

Yeux - Can you watch youtube videos? I'm guessing the answer is No. But, there are several new ones of WWS there, some really good ones and I thought of you.

I try to get organized and pack early, but I'm always crazed right before I levev anyway. ::)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on July 23, 2006, 10:20:18 pm

Celebrian, there's no way to d/l You Tube videos is there? I joined the other day, thinking I could then, but no joy. Am I missing something?

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Lith on July 23, 2006, 10:25:21 pm

[color=Navy]I don't think I ever have forgotten anything, or at least if I did, I don't remember, lol. :D

It's funny, I am a perfectionistic planner when it comes to work, but in my personal life, I'm the Queen of Procrastination! Things always eventually get done, anyway. 8)[/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on July 23, 2006, 10:32:09 pm

[quote author=Storyteller link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=120#msg1028829 date=1153707369]
And BTW, no, she never forgets anything.[/quote]
Amazing! My husband is like your friend. Packs Monday morning to leave on a week-long trip at noon. And he never forgets anything either.

I must be doing something wrong, but I'm too old to change my ways. ;D

Celebrian -- Yes, I have fairly good luck with YouTube. They take a while to download, of course, but once they do, I can look at them as many times in a row as I want. So many videos are streaming and you have to look at them as they come in. That's what kills me because I get about 5 seconds of video, wait 3-4 minutes for the next 5 seconds, and on it goes that way to the end. It's nearly impossible to appreciate anything when watching it that way.




Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on July 23, 2006, 10:42:10 pm

[color=Green]wow, packing right before you leave?!? i did that once, few years ago. packed the night before we flew to Europe for 3 weeks. and i did forget things. i was not happy. i would never do that again. too much stress. i have to make lists, too.

i had a long list today and got everything done. i started at 6 am and i am sooo done! ::)[/color]


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on July 23, 2006, 10:44:37 pm

There are 4 WWS videos shown here:
http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=Thunderpants1
including a new song.

Plus Rachie put up some that I sent you and some that are newer and you probably haven't seen yet.

Rach - As for d/ling youtube videos, I don't know how to do it, but I read somewhere that there is a way but you need some other software first or something. Not sure. I don't think it is easy to do. Sorry I'm no help.

Hi Lith. I'm much more organized about work stuff (when I have work) than I am about personal stuff too. ;)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on July 23, 2006, 10:58:51 pm

I think we're all more organized and do less procrastinating where work is involved. There's more at stake there, for one thing. Nobody's going to fire me for procrastinating at home. ;D

Thanks for the heads up and link, Celebrian. I'll check it out.

Someone at LJ a while back said you can download and save YouTube videos if you join YouTube. I don't know if there's any cost involved in joining. You might want to check it out.






Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Lith on July 23, 2006, 10:59:18 pm

[quote author=Celebrian link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=135#msg1028836 date=1153709077]
Hi Lith. I'm much more organized about work stuff (when I have work) than I am about personal stuff too. ;)
[/quote]

[color=Navy]Nothing like a balanced life, eh? ;)

Well, this old Elijah fan is hitting the hay. Gotta get a lot of work done the next three days. :)

See ya! :-*[/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on July 23, 2006, 11:01:26 pm

Goodnight, Lith. :-*


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on July 23, 2006, 11:24:11 pm

Hehe, my husband always starts packing 5 minutes after we're supposed to leave for a trip! Believe me, this has caused some major gnashing of teeth!

I have to make lists for a trip. I usually don't actually pack until the night before, but I have everything on my list. And it's all washed and ironed. I'm a list maker too.

There is a way to download YouTube videos. And you don't have to be a member. My husband showed me once, but it involved more than 3 steps so I've forgotten it already. ::)
I'll ask him later.


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Joanie on July 23, 2006, 11:38:07 pm

Well have fun packing ladies! I'm fortunate that I don't have to, but to be honest, I'm getting stressed about ELF!! I feel I still have to make a list of things I need to bring with me that day. I need to search for my proofs of purchase, for one thing. ::)

YouTube works the same for me Yeux, though I don't have to wait as long as you for the little spurts. I get three seconds of video and then I wait about 1-2 minutes for another three seconds. Soo annoying. >:( But once it loads, I can watch the video as many times as I want. ;D Until I close down my computer.

I have a busy week as well. I need to get my sleep. Look forward to Saturday!!

Have a great week everyone! Ciao for now, bellas! :-* :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on July 23, 2006, 11:43:01 pm

I'm off to bed myself. So, a late hi to Joanie and Kathleen and Goodnight to everybody. Back again tomorrow.

(Still no where near caught up and I keep flitting around and getting distracted and not completing anything and realizing that I meant to post or email or whatever and didn't and it's craziness! ;D)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: LillyAsh1717 on July 24, 2006, 12:20:35 am

Hey everyone!
When I want to save youtube, I just push on send to a friend. I put in my email address and it's saved there. That always comes up after the video plays the first time after downloading. When it says replay or send to a friend. Hope that helps. :-\
I have to take my daughter to the dentist this week. Not going to be fun. Can't wait until vacation. I saw Deenan wrote at the end of the old Older thread that I would be missed at ELF. Thank you Dee for thinking about me. I will certainly be thinking about all of you.
I hope Rose and her family are doing well. Welcome back Celebrian. Hello to everyone else. I have had a rough weekend. At work a woman threw her pictures in my face because I told her we could not make copies of her pictures. They were done by a photographer and copyright protected under law. I told her she needed a release from the photographer for them if she wanted copies. She started yelling and threw her pictures which hit me in the face. She was escorted out of the building and told not to return. :) She said she wanted to talk to someone higher than me to complain that I was rude to her. She was told she gave up all those rights when she assaulted an employee. I need that vacation I tell you. ;D Crazy lady. ::)
Lilly

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on July 24, 2006, 08:05:32 am

Thanks for the You Tube info, Lilly! I'll try it. There's some Sean stuff there I want.

I DID join, and it's free.

I have just gotten soaked to the skin picking blueberries. We got an inch of rain last night, sorely needed, and the bushes are dripping. Might have some on my cereal for breakfast.


It's MUCH COOLER this morning so I think I'll change into dry things before I do my errands.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nuke33 on July 24, 2006, 01:52:24 pm

I'm a last minute packer too, but it usually doesn't cause any problems for me. This week I have to pack for myself and for my daughter because she is going to stay at the mom's for the weekend while I'm at ELF. We had a great party for her on Friday. She got so many presents. It looks like Christmas at my house.

Yesterday we went to the city to meet with my younger brother who shares a birthday with Katie. We were talking about all the concerts he has gone to in NYC recently and her mentioned that he went to a great Radiohead concert. And then he says that he had VIP tickets and was standing next to Elijah Wood!! Well, he's doesn't know about my obsssion, but needless to say I was screaming on the inside!! It was hard enough to learn that I missed him twice in NY at this concert and at GB, and now by dam brother got to stand right next to him! :-\

Lilly-Hi sweetie! :-* We will miss you at ELF. At least we get to see you two weeks after :) What a rude, nasty customer! I bet Deenan can relate to that ::)

Rach-mmmmm, blueberries. Do you ever make pie? We have a local organic farm by us that makes the best blueberry pie.

Celebrian-nice to have you back ;D The thread's not the same without you.

Joanie, chowling, Yeux-can't wait to see you guts at ELF!

Hi Lith and Kathleen! :) I'm off to work. I'll be back later if it's a slow night at the hospital.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on July 24, 2006, 02:35:57 pm

Nuke, I guess you DID get excited! WOWSERS! I'm so glad your daughter had a great party. BTW, my daughter's middle name is Kate.

Yes, I DO make blueberry pie, but I have trouble getting them to set up right so I can slice them nicely. This year I tried a sour cream blueberry pie that turned out MUCH BETTER! It's actually servable!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on July 24, 2006, 02:59:31 pm

Mmmm... blueberry pie. My oldest son's favorite. We have several bags of blueberries in our freezer that we picked about a month ago.

Lilly, sounds like you really do need a vacation. What a rude lady. It's not your fault there are copyright protections. That's a good idea about emailing the YouTube video to yourself. I never thought of that. :)

Nuke, your brother stood next to Elijah at a Radiohead concert? Wow!
My little nieces name is Cate.

I took my kittycat to the vet this morning. If you've read my LJ, you'll know that my kitty is sick. They're checking him out, and will call me this afternoon. :-[
My oldest son is going to camp for the rest of the week. Later I'll help him pack. It's a camp for kids with autism, near Kansas City. It's really good for him. I'll be gone tomorrow most of the day taking him up there.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on July 24, 2006, 03:36:48 pm

I'm thinking of your kitty, Kathleen!

That camp sounds like great fun!

Here's a piece of news....It's so chilly and rainy here today, I have actually made soup for supper....imagine, SC, cold, in July...

Hugs,
Rach heading out to look for a recipe for whole grain crackers

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on July 24, 2006, 04:00:29 pm

Kathleen - I hope your kitty is OK. And, I hope your son has a great time at camp.

Rach - Wow! I keep hearing about hot weather, not chilly and rainy. BTW, I waved and said Hi to you as we went through your area during my trip (June 27 I believe). Did you see/hear me? ;D

Thanks Nuke! Glad you had a nice b-day party for your daughter and I know what you mean about looking like Christmas. ::) Sorry your brother got to stand next to Elijah and you didn't even get to openly Squee. ;)

Hi Lilly - Thanks. And sorry about your obnoxious customer. Glad she got thrown out.

Apparently it hsn't rained much at all here since we left. It did rain this morning which was good, although it forced playgroup inside (at a friend's house - I wasn't quite prepared to host today) insteqad of going to the park. The girls both made it all the way around the block earlier on their 2-wheelers without stopping or falling. :D

Gotta go get ready to exercise. Back later.


Edit: Slow here today. . .

Anyway, I was just checking out what I've missed at TORn and saw that the LOTR Symphony will be in Minneapolis in October. It's about a 3.5-4 hour drive each way and we're not sure what we'd do with the kids. Howard Shore doesn't seem to be conducting it, but is it still worth trying to work something out and the costs involved (tickets, hotel, eating out, incidentals)? Ahhhhhh!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Lith on July 24, 2006, 07:10:22 pm

[quote author=Celebrian link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=135#msg1029060 date=1153771229]
Anyway, I was just checking out what I've missed at TORn and saw that the LOTR Symphony will be in Minneapolis in October. It's about a 3.5-4 hour drive each way and we're not sure what we'd do with the kids. Howard Shore doesn't seem to be conducting it, but is it still worth trying to work something out and the costs involved (tickets, hotel, eating out, incidentals)? Ahhhhhh!
[/quote]

Celebrian, find out who is conducting, and the overall quality of the orchestra. The dude who conducted the NC Symphony recently was excellent, as was the orchestra. I had been hesitant because I didn't want to be disappointed after hearing Howard conduct, but now I am so glad I didn't miss it!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on July 24, 2006, 10:41:58 pm

Celebrian, the LOTR symphony sounds exciting!

Rach, it's chilly and rainy there? Is it fall in SC? ;D It's been hot and dry here.

My kitty is not doing well. I wrote about it in my LJ.

I'm going to hit the hay early tonight. I've got to drive my son to camp tomorrow. That'll be about 6 hours total of driving for me. (Only a little bit less than my driving time to FOFF) I need to get lots of sleep tonight.

It has been quiet here. I should be here tomorrow night.
Have a good Tuesday, everyone.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on July 24, 2006, 10:59:33 pm

Still not convinced we'll get to the symphony (many logistical issues to address first), but it's nice to know about and consider.

Lith - Any ideas on how to find out about the quality of the symphony and conductor? I'm not sure how to go about it.

Sorry about your kitty Kathleen. :'(

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: deenan on July 24, 2006, 11:37:35 pm

cele.... you have to go. you just have to. you won't regret it, i promise. i'm sure the orchestra will do an amazing job with the score.

you will be missed for sure lily. i always think about the lady who got the thigh grope from elijah. you lucky thing you! :D

nuke, your brother??? i mean what are the chances he'd be right next to elijah at a radiohead concert? pretty good odds actually! ;) i'll see you in 3 days.

hi to everyone who may be around. it's late and i've got an early day tomorrow.

hasta la vista baby :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on July 25, 2006, 02:20:01 am

[quote author=LillyAsh1717 link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=135#msg1028843 date=1153714835]
I have had a rough weekend. At work a woman threw her pictures in my face because I told her we could not make copies of her pictures. They were done by a photographer and copyright protected under law. I told her she needed a release from the photographer for them if she wanted copies. She started yelling and threw her pictures which hit me in the face. She was escorted out of the building and told not to return. :) She said she wanted to talk to someone higher than me to complain that I was rude to her. She was told she gave up all those rights when she assaulted an employee. I need that vacation I tell you. ;D Crazy lady. ::)[/quote]

WOW! :o I hope Deenan sees this. She can certainly relate I'm sure. And to think that woman had the nerve to complain about YOU! ::)


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Lith on July 25, 2006, 06:42:22 am

[quote author=Celebrian link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=150#msg1029095 date=1153796373]
Lith - Any ideas on how to find out about the quality of the symphony and conductor? I'm not sure how to go about it.

[/quote]

[color=Navy]I'd suggest checking to see if the orchestra has a website; that should give you info on who the conductor is. Then you can google his name and see if there are any reviews of his work available online. Same thing for the orchestra.

I would encourage you to try to go, though. The symphony has been around long enough now that orchestras wouldn't tackle it out of enthusiasm alone, but would take the time to do it to the best of their ability. So unless you read some really bad reviews. I'd say it's worth the risk.

Hope that helps.[/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: deenan on July 25, 2006, 06:51:31 am

no! i totally skimmed right past that part, but thanks for bringing it to my attention.

lily, if someone was to throw their more than likely crappy-ass pictures at me for whatever reason, i would be found not guilty by reason of insanity. i would loose it completely, jump the counter and as petey dunnam said, "smash 7 shades of $h*t out of them. ;D

there is no excuse for that. people always get pissed off when i tell them there's no way i can make a copy without a release. i tell them there's nothing to it and most photographers have a copy release form in their side drawer.

i'm sorry about that, but take no crap from these people. did you at least get a picture of her being taken off the premises? ;D

this trip to ELF is more than needed for me. i swear, if one more thing goes wrong with my printer, if i develop one more roll of sleeping cats, i'll jump into lake erie and swim to NY!

have a good one. i'll try to.

hasta la vista baby :-*


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Joanie on July 25, 2006, 06:57:16 am

[quote author=deenan (O.L.C.) link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=150#msg1029128 date=1153824691]
no! i totally skimmed right past that part, but thanks for bringing it to my attention.

lily, if someone was to throw their more than likely crappy-ass pictures at me for whatever reason, i would be found not guilty by reason of insanity. i would loose it completely, jump the counter and as petey dunnam said, "smash 7 shades of $h*t out of them. ;D
[/quote]

LOLLLL!!!!!! ;D Dee, thank you sooo much for that!! What a way to start the day! I literally fell off my chair laughing!! You're too funny. Actually, hubby got a real kick out of that line!!

I hope EVERYONE has a lovely day!! :-* :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: deenan on July 25, 2006, 07:23:20 am


on 1153825036, Joanie wrote:
LOLLLL!!!!!! ;D Dee, thank you sooo much for that!! What a way to start the day! I literally fell off my chair laughing!! You're too funny. Actually, hubby got a real kick out of that line!!


glad i could make your morning joanie. that indeed is a great line and i've used it many times since falling in love with it. it's worth a quote every now and then. ;)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on July 25, 2006, 07:27:39 am

That picture lady was terrible! In the long ago days when i was a bank teller (long long ago) I've had similar things happen. People can be horrible, but it just reflects on THEM not you.

Dee, as to the copyright thing, unfortunately, I think our technology has developed faster than our ethics (or possibly in the opposite direction! LOL) which is a bit scary. As a techie, I know how to do things I wouldn't do for ethical reasons, like you and the pictures. It's sad when people have the philosophy of "it's ok to do it because you CAN do it." I understand their feelings, in this very expensive age, but there is still such a thing as intellectual property. I' even careful what I write fanfiction about. Tolkien WANTED people to expand on his universe, so I don't think he'd mind.

Then again, there ARE exceptions. Recently, I bought a dvd that said in the little legal blurby thing that you couldn't lend the dvd to anyone. I'm sorry. That went just a BIT too far, and i'm not sure it's even legal. I need to ask my son's girlfriend, a pre-law student about that....

Ok, getting off my soapbox now.

Hugs,
Rach - stepping down carefully

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on July 25, 2006, 01:59:23 pm

G'morning all. Oh, wait. It's almost 1 PM. Good afternoon everyone. ;)

Not much going on here today. A friend is coming to play with the girls at about 2. I cleaned the bathrooms since I hadn't gotten to do that since our return. Gads things are dull here today. ;D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on July 25, 2006, 02:12:48 pm

I hope things pick up for you Celebrian! I'm here, but that's not really saying much. LOL

Everyone has said that if I wanted them to ask Sean something for me at ELF, I should tell them. Well, here, at the last minute, I have finally thought of a couple things. Here's one for you.

If someone gets the chance and needs something to say to Sean, not that I think you will, but I know you pay for this time and I don't want you to waste your chance asking something for me. But if you just NEED something to say....

I think Sean was BORN to play Atticus Finch in a remake of "To Kill a Mockingbird". He has the whole Gregory Peck Everyman Hero thing going for him already and the more I think of the idea, the better I like it. I really think Sean is the Gregory Peck of this generation. I wonder what he would think of playing that part, given the chance.

That's it. I'm sure you all have thousands of better things to say, but that's what i would like to say if I was going to be there.

Thank you for offering!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on July 25, 2006, 02:24:05 pm

When I said it was dull here, I meant here at my house, not on the board. Although, it's a little slow on the board too.

I think that's a good question Rach. Let's see if anyone gets a chance to ask Sean. :D

ETA: I just went through the earlier part of this thread that I had missed and I wanted to say the spatula conversation was hilarious. ;D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: mumi on July 25, 2006, 04:27:28 pm

Hello ladies!

WOW the happens so many thinks here I can not follow along whit your. ::)

Kathleen: how is you kitty hon?

Have a good day all of you.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on July 25, 2006, 04:31:15 pm

Hi Mumi! :D The rest of us can't always keep up with everything either, so don't worry about that. ;)

I just put in my first ever link with a phrase to click in the Sean thread. Yay me! :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on July 25, 2006, 04:33:44 pm

And it works perfectly! GOOD JOB!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on July 25, 2006, 11:18:13 pm

Thanks Rach!

And, my goodness is it slow here and around the net tonight. Is everyone on the way to ELF? ;D Anyway, I'm off to bed. Good night all! :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on July 25, 2006, 11:26:42 pm

[color=Green]everyone is busy packing i suppose. :)

Lilly, that woman you encountered - what an unbelievable b*tch. people are so nasty sometimes, it's mind-boggling. >:([/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on July 25, 2006, 11:29:39 pm

[quote author=deenan (O.L.C.) link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=150#msg1029128 date=1153824691]
i would loose it completely, jump the counter and as petey dunnam said, "smash 7 shades of $h*t out of them. ;D[/quote]

eeek! And I'm sharing a room with this woman at ELF! :o I guess I'd better behave myself. ;D

Because I work so late on Wednesdays, and because I'm leaving for ELF early Thursday morning, I don't expect to be here again until Tuesday.

Rose will be home Friday. :) I hope all of you will give her a group hug for me since I'll miss her by one day. :(

Hold the fort, everyone! 8)


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on July 25, 2006, 11:42:43 pm

[quote author=Yeux de bleu link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=165#msg1029232 date=1153884579]
[quote author=deenan (O.L.C.) link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=150#msg1029128 date=1153824691]
i would loose it completely, jump the counter and as petey dunnam said, "smash 7 shades of $h*t out of them. ;D[/quote]

eeek! And I'm sharing a room with this woman at ELF! [/quote]

LOL! good luck to you there. ;D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on July 25, 2006, 11:48:26 pm

I guess I should take a spatula for self-defense, eh chowling?

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on July 25, 2006, 11:52:04 pm

[color=Green]want me to bring you some? ;D

oh: yeux in the hotel room, with the spatula... ;)[/color]


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on July 25, 2006, 11:58:47 pm

[quote author=chowling link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=165#msg1029240 date=1153885924]
want me to bring you some? ;D[/quote]
I have one, thanks.


Quote:
oh: yeux in the hotel room, with the spatula... ;)

Yeah, look out. I wield a mean spatula. Olympic level skill.


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: LillyAsh1717 on July 26, 2006, 12:03:16 am

[quote author=chowling link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=165#msg1029240 date=1153885924]
[color=Green]want me to bring you some? ;D

oh: yeux in the hotel room, with the spatula... ;)[/color]


[/quote] Hee hee! You guys are so funny.


Yes, that woman was a b*tch. I just remember being mostly shocked. There at work I have never had such a thing happen to me. And no. I didn't get a picture as wonderful as that would be Dee. :-\

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: deenan on July 26, 2006, 12:18:49 am

i come here to see what going on and i read this? you're going to TRY to do me in with a spatula?

i laugh at that! ;D

ha
ha
he
ho

i have kitchen utensils too you know. ;)

cute little story here. yesterday a lady called and wanted to know if we do any sort of photo manipulations. no....not that kind! she wanted someone placed in a different spot in the photo. what is cool about it, is that she went to new zealand and took the picture in front of hobbiton. well, she i and got to talking about LOTR and she came in today and showed me the picture. it's cute! i'm going to do the work for her instead of my company. yes, another job taken away from the greedy little toads! ;D

if i don't get back here before i leave early thursday morning, everyone have a good weekend and keep an eye out for some hobbit kissing. :-* :-*

hasta la vista baby :D


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on July 26, 2006, 12:22:13 am

see you Thursday. i'm out of here! ;D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on July 26, 2006, 12:27:03 am

[quote author=deenan (O.L.C.) link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=165#msg1029243 date=1153887529]
i come here to see what going on and i read this? you're going to TRY to do me in with a spatula?

i laugh at that! ;D

ha
ha
he
ho[/quote]

Apparently you didn't see Chowling's killer spatula story a page or few back. It can be a deadly weapon when wielded with skill and covered with eggs. Consider yourself warned.

*tries to look scary*


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: deenan on July 26, 2006, 12:33:25 am


Quote:
Apparently you didn't see Chowling's killer spatula story


yeah, i saw it. in fact, i was the one who thought dried eggs were especially cruel. ;)


Quote:
Consider yourself warned.


oh really now! don't make me bring out this.

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v392/deenan/killer2.jpg[/IMG]

sleep with one eye open my dear! :P

luv you! :-*

i'm outta here.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on July 26, 2006, 01:15:24 am

Now that's one evil, scary looking weapon! :o :o :o :o

....luv ya back, babe. :-*

I am sooooo outta here now. whoosh----------->


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: cologne_chick on July 26, 2006, 03:15:16 am

Have so much fun at ELF, sweetie!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on July 26, 2006, 05:14:14 am

Have a blast, my friends, but I know you will.

Two weeks from tonight I leave for FOFF. All this traveling. WOW!

I think that we stay-at-homes should come with something fun to do while we for the reports and pics to start rolling in. What do you think?

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: mumi on July 26, 2006, 05:46:51 am

Hello ladies!

All of you who goes to ELF " HAVE A LOT AF FUN" :-*

I waiting to yours reports.


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Lith on July 26, 2006, 05:22:59 pm

[color=Navy]*sigh* Well, I'm packed and ready to go... I'll be leaving here in a bit to stay the night with a fellow traveler to ELF, before we fly out in the morning. Everyone take care, and we'll tell you all the news when we get back.

*hugs all the Oldies* Love ya, guys! 8)[/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nuke33 on July 26, 2006, 06:43:41 pm

Well, since I had to rescue the 'Sean' thread, I may as well save this one too ::)

Ta-ta to everyone :-* Off to ELF!*now if only I had my #*%@ tickets*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on July 26, 2006, 07:23:30 pm

I thought of a fun game to play while everyone else is gone. Participation is optional, of course.

What is your favorite guilty pleasure? (We should probably remember that this is not the adult section! LOL)

I'll be the first to admit mine (hopefully I won't be the only one.)

I love bloopers, AVF, and all the video clip shows of that type. This is very embarassing because normally, my taste in humor IS a little better than slapstick, but for some reason, these things make me laugh till I cry! I ESPECIALLY love sports bloopers! The sight of these supremely coordinated individuals falling all over each other, which happens to me just walking, just CRACKS ME UP!!!!!!! I have been known to snork loudly while watching which is, of course, amazingly attractive. LOL

My hubby is very patient, fortunately. The clips don't make him laugh, but my behavior during them does.

There, I have admitted it. Anyone else willing to take up the challenge?

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: deenan on July 26, 2006, 09:19:58 pm

::) hmm... my guilty pleasure. well, i wouldn't be here if i didn't have one. ;)

i'll have to think about that. but i'm just here to change my siggie and take down the ticker. it'll look kinda silly with a countdown date of "0 days till ELF."

i'm almost ready to leave. i'll be taking a little nap, then heading out the door around 2:30 am. :P

till next tuesday ladies!

hasta la vista baby :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on July 26, 2006, 10:12:55 pm

Hi all. It got much livelier here after I left. Is it something I said? :-[ ;)

I'll have to think of my guilty pleasure (other than LOTR and brown-haired, blue-eyed boys, of course since you all know about those).

I should have thought to ask this sooner, but for any of the FoFF attendees who read this: When is everyone arriving/departing? I'm trying to figure out exactly when I should schedule my car rental. I thought I'd leave here Fri morning and arrive there Fri evening probably (it's over a 7 hour or so drive plus stops I think). But, I'm wondering about the return. Is everyone leaving Sunday? Early or late? I don't want to have to leave first thing Sun morning if people will be hanging out until afternoon or evening. And, I don't want to leave late with that long drive to do. I'm also concerned that I won't get enough sleep Fri and Sat nights and I can't drive that long if I'm exhausted. So it might make sense to stick around until Monday and make sure to get more sleep Sunday night. Will anyone still be there? I'm afraid I'd be lonely and sad if it's just me. :-\

A friend came over today and we basically talked for about 3.5 hours while the kids played with a couple of brief interruptions to get kids snacks. I cant remember the last itme I chatted with a friend for that long. :o

Hubby and I made a list of things we want to get done (mostly around the house and a few errands). It's a little daunting, but we're starting on a few of them. Hopefully we can make a decent amount of progress. . .

off to do other things online. This is my first chance to logon today.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on July 26, 2006, 11:06:31 pm

Celebrian, I have everyone's arrival/departures for FOFF. I'll post it at the FOFF LJ when I get back from ELF. I think it won't matter to wait a few more days to line up your car rental. Off the top of my head, I do recall that Rach and chowling are staying until Monday AM.

See everyone Tuesday. Byeeeeeeeeeee!



Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on July 26, 2006, 11:12:17 pm

Aww, darn it. I missed a spatula discussion. :P ;D

Celebrian, I was going to ask that same question. I thought I'd wait till everyone got back from ELF and we could discuss it in the FOFF LJ. But if this helps, I'm planning on driving on Thursday. I'll be there Thursday night, and leave Sunday, probably in the morning (although I may sleep late :P so I'm not too tired for driving home). I have to be at my first day of work on Monday. :-\ I may be the only one there Thursday night, but I'll just rest up for all the fun. :D

Yeux, have fun. ;D :)

Guilty pleasure, hmmm...., you mean other than Elijah? ::)
I like to watch soap operas, All My Children in particular. I don't watch it every day any more. But if I'm home at the time it's on I'll turn it on and get caught up. :P
I'm sure I've got some other guilty pleasures. I'll have to think on that a bit.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on July 26, 2006, 11:16:34 pm

I may be the only one there Thursday night, but I'll just rest up for all the fun.

I think Nettie is arriving Thursday, too. I wish I didn't have to get up at 5:30 AM....I'd look up all the arrivals/departures now. But I will definitely do it when I get back.


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on July 26, 2006, 11:24:55 pm

[quote author=Yeux de bleu link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=180#msg1029539 date=1153970194]
I may be the only one there Thursday night, but I'll just rest up for all the fun.

I think Nettie is arriving Thursday, too. I wish I didn't have to get up at 5:30 AM....I'd look up all the arrivals/departures now. But I will definitely do it when I get back.


[/quote]
That's okay Yeux. We'll figure it out when you get back.
You go and have a blast!
:D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on July 26, 2006, 11:42:51 pm

Yeesh! I hope that "Yummy Kiss" thread doesn't get ugly. I just hate all the conclusions people jump to about Pam when they don't really know her....or anything about her.

On that note...goodbye again...for the umpteenth time. ;D


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on July 26, 2006, 11:52:52 pm

OOPS! I've been puttering around and missed Yeux posting. Thanks for the info and I'll see the rest when you return.

Gotta get off to bed (just looked at the time - EEK!). I just thought I'd mention that hubby picked up a new color printer/scanner/copier/fax thing-y tonight that is wifi and network capable. Our only printer until now was a b&w laserjet that is downstairs and a pain to make this laptop talk to. Should be nice to have. Not that I print much. But, maybe I will more with the new one. First, hubby will have to set it up and I'll have to learn how to use our new toy. ;D

Back tomorrow. Have a great time at ELF everyone who is going!!! :D And, send us some reports ASAP, OK??? ;D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Joanie on July 26, 2006, 11:53:50 pm

Bye Yeux!!! Everyone traveling to ELF, please have a safe trip and see you guys on Saturday!! Woohooo!!!


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on July 27, 2006, 07:21:49 am

Celebrian, congrats on the printer! I'd LOVE a new one, but my old one (A parallel!) works fine and I can't justify another one. It's old, but it keeps going. It really does a good job.

As to FOFF arrival, we won't arrive until later Friday evening. The train is due in to Osceola at 8 pm, but then we have to drive from Osceola to Des Moines. IF the train is on time, we should get there around 9 Friday night. I'll have to call and let someone among you know. That's one of the reasons I collected cell phone numbers.

The train leaves for home Monday morning at 8:10 am, but the lady at the car rental says it is sometimes 8 hours late! We will check out of the hotel in Des Moines Sunday,but we can hang about as long as we want before driving back to Osceola where we will spend Sunday night. It seemed to be easier to make the early train staying there Sunday night instead of having to get up so very early Monday morning.

SO we can hang out pretty much all day Saturday and Sunday. Unless you are all ready to get rid of me before then, of course. LOL

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on July 27, 2006, 01:19:12 pm

Rach - I suspect that no one is going to be ready to leave at the end of FoFF no matter how long each of us gets to stay. ;D I'm still up in the air about my return. I suppose it might depend on how much sleep I am able to get. . .

Not a lot of time right now, but I'll be back later.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on July 27, 2006, 05:15:27 pm

I don't think it's going to be easy to leave everyone on Sunday at FOFF. I may very well cry. :'(
But I am looking forward to it so much!

It's been a rough week. My kitty cat died, and my oldest son is away at camp. I really miss him. I made some banana-chocolate chip muffins today. Comfort food. :)

I'll be gone most of the day tomorrow. I'll be driving to get the kiddo from camp. I should be around here in the evening.

Isn't Rose due back tomorrow? I wonder if she'll be too tired to check in here?


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on July 27, 2006, 05:29:01 pm

Oh, Kathleen! I'm so sorry about your kitty! [[{BIG HUG]]}

Yes, I think she MAY have been due back today, but wouldn't be online until tomorrow. I could have that wrong, but I BELEIVE that's what she said....

I know you what you mean about leaving FOFF. I'm already dreading it and we don't leave for two weeks...

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on July 27, 2006, 10:23:24 pm

All I heard was that Rose would be back tomorrow. I thought that was to the US, but I don't know if that means she'll be online before the weekend or not. I anxiously await her post whenever it may be. :D

Kathleen - Sorry about your kitty and your rough week. I hope things start to look up for you. And, I'm bound to cry saying goodbye to everyone at FoFF too, so you won't be alone. :'( ;)

I got a bike today. :D We went around the block twice (once in each direction) with all 5 of us this evening. I'm sure we'll do some more riding soon, but it's supposed to be HOT for the next several days (in the mid-90s or so), so I'm not sure how much. The girls' range isn't too great yet either. And, frankly, either is mine. It's been more than 20 years since I've done much riding and over 18 since I was on a bike before today.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on July 27, 2006, 11:06:22 pm

It sure is quiet here. I hope the gals are having fun at ELF.

Celebrian, I've been wanting to get a bike. We live on a country road that's about 2 miles long, with very little traffic. I think it would be perfect for biking. It's a great family activity, but my oldest son will not ride a bike. His balance isn't too great. I'm glad you got to get out and ride with your kids. It's really good exercise. You'll get the hang of it in no time.

Sheesh, I can't believe that thread with pictures of Lij and Pam had to be locked. I thought maybe folks could along better here now. ???

I've got to get to bed early tonight. It's another trip to Kansas City tomorrow, and back, to pick up my son. I've got to leave at about 7:00 AM.
I'm going to look around here for a bit, and then get to bed.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on July 27, 2006, 11:21:14 pm

I'll be heading to bed soon too. It is too bad about that thread. It just seems to be a handful of people who always want to argue with the majority, but I think Cristiel did what needed to be done.

Sorry your son doesn't like to ride. That sounds like it would be a fun activitiy if he did. Have a safe trip tomorrow and we'll "see" you when you get back.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on July 28, 2006, 08:05:06 am

My kids LOVED to ride their bikes! I have one, but it is so hot here that i can't ride much. That's why I work out inside on my stepper.

Drive carefully, Kathleen. I'm sure you'll be glad to have your son home. I know what you mean about that thread. People are just silly sometimes.

Celebrian, maybe once your son sees everyone else riding, he'll practice more and like it better. It's possible.

I've been working on yard sale stuff for the past hour but now I have to stop and eat something. I have most of the stuff that's already outside priced, except for the clothes and they, my friends, are LEGION! LOL I will be so glad to see all that fat stuff gone! After FOFF, if we get a coolish spell, I want to clean out the storage. laundry room and perhaps paint the peg board on the walls. With all the yard sale junk gone, I can reorganize and make a decent spot to do laundry. it's pretty horrific in there now.

I'm selling an old computer, which is hard for me. I have been told I treat my computers like pets and I DO hate to let a working one go, but I've no place to put it and it could be used by someone who can't afford a new one. I'm also selling ALL the spare monitors. There are three of them and it's time to let them go. Jim said last night, "Don't get rid of so much. You may want it one day." I told him if he wanted me to keep stuff, he'd have to buy me a bigger house. LOL

I won't be online until tomorrow afternoon, but i hope we will be raising extra FOFF cash. Eating on the train will be a bit pricey. :o

Looking back on my posts, they seem to be WAY too much about me lately. I'm sorry. I'm going to try and fix that.

Hugs,
Rach


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on July 28, 2006, 01:33:37 pm

Just checking in from ELF. The hotel has DSL -- whoopee! -- but you have to pay 20 cents a minute for it. ::)

I saw the the Yummy Kiss thread got locked....knew it was headed there.

Rose said she'd be "home" July 28th, so I assume she meant at her house. Don't know when she'll get around to being on line thought.

Kathleen -- So very, very sorry about Hobbes. It's heartbreaking to lose a pet who has been literally a part of your family for so long.

Having a great time so far. Amazing to meet so many people for real that I've talked to for so long. Chowling and Lance -- WOW! such fun, crazy about them. Lance and Deenan taught me to shoot pool last night. I guess this old dog is still able to learn new tricks.

Just finished registering with Creation Ent. Loads of people never got their ELF tix, including me, but we had no problem at all registering.

John Noble was milling around the group during breakfast this morning, but haven't seen anyone else yet.

Hope everyone is well.....only read the most recent page. I'll try to pop on again during the weekend.






Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on July 28, 2006, 01:45:07 pm

Glad you're having such a good time! I'm dancing around the house to Jimmy Buffet myself while I work on yard sale stuff. Not as much fun as you're having, but I'm enjoying it.

"Diamonds as big as the Ritz.
What cha gonna do with this?
Who's gonna save you,
When you're a slave to,
Diamonds as big as the Ritz??"

Hugs,
Rach


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on July 28, 2006, 09:52:10 pm

Yeux, thanks for checking in! Sounds like you're having fun. :)

Rach, I need to have a yard sale. I hope yours goes well. It's a lot of work. Have you had one before? When we have one, we have to have it at my sister's house in town. We live at the end of a long country road. No one's going to come down here for a yard sale. :P I really need to get rid of some stuff.
You sound just like my husband about the monitors and old computers. They're like his little babies. He can't bare to part with them. :-\
I don't mind that your posts are about you. I like to read about you. You're much more interesting than me. ;D

Where is everybody tonight?

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on July 28, 2006, 10:10:10 pm

It's dead all over the net, Kathleen. I'm watching tv with Jim, but popping in here when I hear message come in. My new message sound is Sean saying, "The reason I'm here is to give you a message." I LOVE hearing that all day! LOL

Yes, we've had them before. My hubby's a TERRIBLE pack rat! The only way I can get him to get rid of anything is to have a yard sale, though I HAVE been known to put holey socks under wet trash in the can so he can't dig them out. LOL

How was the trip to pick up your son? Did he have fun at camp?

I'm posting a little Sean clip in his thread. It's a favorite of mine because he's doing lines from Cyrano. How great would it be to see Sean and Elijah in classical theater????

Hugs,
Rach

Hugs,
Rach


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on July 28, 2006, 10:20:04 pm

LOL, Rach! I've thrown out some of my husband's old stuff without him even noticing. My hubby's a pack rat, too.

My son had a great time at camp. He made friends with one of the other boys in his cabin. Hopefully he'll keep in touch with him through email.
The trip to get him is always so long. But it's worth it. This camp is really good for him. (He told me he didn't take a shower the whole 4 days! :-\ Ick!)

I'm going to go check out that clip!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on July 28, 2006, 10:32:13 pm

Rach - I enjoy all your posts about you. It's always nice to hear about what everyone is up to. Good luck with your yard sale. We had a sale once before we moved and it was stressful and awful. I hope never to have one again. But, we may at some point. I've been giving away A LOT of stuff (mostly baby stuff) and considering it better for my stress level and for those who are getting it for free. ;) Oh, and it was Kathleen's son who doesn't like to bike. My son loves riding his.

Hi Yeux! Glad you are enjoying ELF so far! :D

Hi Kathleen - Glad your son had a good time and that you are both back home safe.

This is my first time online today. We spent all morning getting the living room in order (which meant going through bins of toys and sorting things into appropriate sets, etc and trying to get the kids to keep being effective - Ugh!) and doing some other stuff around the house (laundry, running the dishwasher, clearing more stuff out of the van, etc). Then, we went bowling (which was the treat for after cleaning up, but that didn't help them move quickly unfortunately). I started off really badly, but got better. Hubby started well and went downhill. So, thanks to my spare in the last frame I beat him by 6 points. ;D Then, we ran errands (a total of 6 stops). So, we got a lot done, but ended up having a pretty late dinner. And, after cleaning up the kitchen I did a short (20 minutes) Pilates workout because bowling bothered my back a little. But, I'm here now. :D

Off to check some other stuff, but I'll be back. :)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on July 28, 2006, 10:35:55 pm

Hello! Hello! I have only read this page but it is so good to know that you missed me enough to wonder when I was coming back. :-* I missed all of you soooo much! We had a great time but it is good to be home.

I am going to send a quick email letting friends and family know we are safely home and then I am headed to bed. We traveled all night and most of today and I have not slept in 48 hours. But I did want to stop in and say "hi" and that I am so glad to be back with all of you. Hopefully I can catch up on all the news in the next day or two.

Kathleen, so sorry about your kitty. :'(

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on July 28, 2006, 10:45:26 pm

Welcome back Rose! :-* So glad you're back safe and sound. Get some rest. Looking forward to "seeing" you this weekend!

Celebrian, you got a lot done today! I need a day like that. My kitchen table is covered with junk, magazines, newspapers, general junk. Tomorrow will be clutter-clearing day. My son has a karate test for his next stripe on his black belt, and we're going out tomorrow night to hear our favorite band. So tomorrow will be busy. I hope I can check in here.

Thanks about my kitty Rose. It's been a rough week.


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on July 28, 2006, 10:59:53 pm

Rose is back!!! Rose is back!!! Rose is back!!! :D

I missed you and I'm thrilled to see a post from you here. Get a good night's sleep and we'll "see" you tomorrow. Love ya!

Kathleen - Good luck having a productive day tomorrow. I'm hoping tomorrow will be reasonably productive also. We'll see, though.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on July 28, 2006, 11:12:23 pm

I'm heading for bed now.

Goodnight ya'll. :)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on July 28, 2006, 11:45:58 pm

I'm off to bed now too. See you tomorrow.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Joanie on July 29, 2006, 12:06:21 am

Sorry I missed everyone! :-\ Rose, glad to have you back. Welcome home!! :D

Kathleen, I'm so sorry to hear about your cat. That is so sad when a pet that is a member of the family passes. :'(

I can't seem to locate the "locked" "yummy" thread. What happened to it? ::)

I will be out early tomorrow to meet up with the ELF gang! :D I hope to file a report tomorrow night upon my return!

Ciao for now ladies! :-* :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: mumi on July 29, 2006, 06:01:22 am

Hello ladies!

Rose:Welcome back glad you have a great time, we missed you too. :D

Hi,Kathleen,Celebrian,Rach you girls are here when I am in bed. ;D

Joanie: I do now what happens whiht teh "Yummy" thread only the is cloused.

Have a good time.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on July 29, 2006, 02:33:49 pm

I think the Yummy thread turned nasty and had to be closed. Usual suspects, of course. It's sad, really.

Rose, I've already told you how glad I am you're home safe and sound. We missed you SO MUCH!

Kathleen, I hope your tidying went well. I feel so much LIGHTER since the sale! I LOVE getting rid of things. I am definately NOT a pack rat.

Celebrian, I HATE unpacking! I'm terrible about it, putting it off until the last possible moment! I'd rather pack ANY TIME!

The sale is over and all the left overs carted off to charity. We cleared $180, 9 meals on the train, at least. That was our goal, to cover what the train meals would cost and I think we did it. My house FEELS lighter with all that stuff gone. All my fat clothes are history so now I HAVE to be good and not gain any back. LOL

We can walk in the storage room again, and half of one closet is now empty. WHEEHA! We need more stuff!!!!!!! LOL

Hugs,
Rach


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on July 29, 2006, 06:32:06 pm

Hi everyone. I've only got a few minutes online today. It's been a busy one.

Rach, so glad your yard sale went well. It does feel good to get rid of stuff. I need to have that feeling sometime soon. ::)

We got a new kitten today. :o My husband and kids talked me into it. I don't know if I'm ready for this. She's really a handful, but adorable.

With getting the new kitten (the humane society was very unorganized) and my son's karate testing, I haven't been online today. Soon we're heading out to take the kids to my mom and dad's, so hubby and I can go out to dinner (MIL gave us a gift cert to Red Lobster :)) and go see our favorite band. The Bel-Airs are in town. Woo hoo!

I'll "see" you all tomorrow.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: mumi on July 29, 2006, 06:39:55 pm

Hello ladies!

Kathleen: the is wonderful your parents take the kids so you and your hubby can get out, good for you. :-*

Rach: how is they going hon.

loves.


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on July 29, 2006, 10:33:39 pm

It's been another busy day. Not as busy as yesterday, but still. So I'm online for the first time. Hubby installed a new light and ceiling fan in the dining room/living room area. It took all day thanks to 3 or 4 trips to hardware stores, etc. I supervised the cleaning of the family room/playroom downstairs which had gotten to the "completely atrocious" point. The kids were not exactly gung ho about it and I did a lot of reminding them to keep on task (and some yelling ::) ). But, it's in pretty good shape now. Not perfect, but pretty good. then, we watched Ice Age which we rented (well for free with a coupon my son got at school). We plan to take the kids to Ice Age 2 at the $1.75 theater tomorrow so we wanted to see the first one first.

Joanie - Hope you had a great day! :D

Rach - Yay on the yard sale and the good feeling of getting rid of stuff.

Kathleen - Congrats on the new kitten. I hope she settles into the family quickly. And, I hope that you and hubby are enjoying your night out.

Hi Mumi! :D

And, Hi to everyone else. Off for a bit to vacuum (WooHoo!) in the area where hubby's been working.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on July 29, 2006, 10:51:31 pm

Kathleen, congrats on the kitten! What are you calling her?

I'm doing fine, mumis. I hope you are as well.

Celebrian, vacuuming at 10:30 at night??? You are a better woman than I am! LOL

SANET has pics of Sean at ELF today. I can't wait to see Deenan's though.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on July 29, 2006, 11:17:21 pm

Well Rach, it was only 9:30 here and I normally wouldn't be vacuuming at that time, but some insulation came out of the ceiling when hubby was working that needed to be cleared away. And, my son has a rash on his upper body that we think may be from the insulation, so it had to be done immediately.

I'll see if I have time to check SANet, but I have had so little online time lately. I might have to wait for Deenan's too.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on July 29, 2006, 11:29:57 pm

Hi Everyone!

Kathleen, the kitten sounds adorable! If you can, post pictures some time.

Celebrian, sounds like you had a busy but productive day. I can relate to the trouble keeping kids on task! ::)

Thanks for the warm welcome home from all of you. I missed you so much!

I may be a bit scarse for a few days still. I still need to do some unpacking, my laundry is piled a mile high and some of my kids are still sick. I don't feel very well myself but I think it is just because I am so tired.

As most (if not all) of you know, my hubby broke his arm on the trip. He will not be able to work his UPS job for several weeks. My youngest daughter hurt her foot quite badly on the trip, too, and it got badly infected, but it is so much better now. If you saw it now, you would never believe how bad it was at one time.

Most of you will be getting my daily journal about the trip (when and if I get it typed up ::)) so I won't bore you with all the details now.

Have I mentioned how wonderful it is to be back! :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on July 29, 2006, 11:37:24 pm

It's wonderful to have you back Rose! You were definitely missed. :D Hang in there with all you need to do. I can relate. . . ::)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on July 29, 2006, 11:42:17 pm

Thanks, Celebrian. I am sure you can relate! ;)

Oh, I got got my hair cut quite short while I was in Peru. A hair cut only costs $2 there. I wanted, just once in my life to have really short hair because I have always had it at least shoulder length. I still can't decide if I like it or not. ::) :D

I am off to bed. Hope you all have a good Sunday.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on July 29, 2006, 11:55:03 pm

Good night Rose. I should be off to bed soon too. So, do we get a pic of the new haircut or do we have to wait and see it at FOFF? ;D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on July 30, 2006, 08:16:27 am

If I tell Jim haircuts only cost $2 in Peru, he'll want to move there. LOL

He thinks the current price around here is outragous! LOL

But Celebrian is brilliant, as we all knew. A picture would be wonderful!

Have a great day all!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on July 30, 2006, 06:07:28 pm

Hi everyone. Finally getting around to some online time today. Hopefully, I'll be around here tonight.

Rose, it's so good to have you back. It takes me forever to get cleaned up from a short trip, so I can't imagine how much work you have to do to get things back to "normal". :D $2 haircuts? That sounds great. I can't wait to see your hair.

Celebrian, Yay! for getting the family room cleaned up. We need to get the kids to do that. I occasionally threaten to come in there with a big trash bag and just throw everything away. Maybe that would get them into motion.

I've seen a few of the Sean pics from ELF, and read Rakshi's (sp?) report of meeting Sean (how exciting!). The pics are great. I can't wait for more.

Our new kitten is wearing me out. She has so much energy! Her name is Sunshine, she's a little yellow furball. Hubby took some pictures of her this morning, hopefully I can post them (after he gets them onto the computer).

We had a great time last night. The band that we love was great as usual. We danced (a lot of people were dancing) and stayed up until 2:00 AM! :P I also had a little bit too much to drink. (feeling a little tired and ragged today ::))

"See" you all later tonight. :)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: blueangel21 on July 30, 2006, 09:47:23 pm

Wow, so we have a new address eh? HELLO.. HELLO.. HELLO to all you wonderful gals! :D Hope you all had a great weekend. Well, at least it's over in my part of the globe.

My birthday celeb was great. We (my officemates and I) went over to Bag of Beans in Tagaytay where we had a sumptuous meal and some bonding time. We also visited the nearby zoo. I'll post some pics once I get them from my officemate.

I miss talking to you all! :D Hi Kathleen!!! :D Glad to see someone else is online. :D Glad to hear you had a great time last night. :D Oooh.. Sunshine... sounds like a cute yellow kittie! So sorry about your other kittie :'(

Ohhh.. Rose, you're back from Peru!!! :-* Wow! :o Wish I could help you with all those chores... ::) Yeah, a haircut costs somewhere from $.95 to $2 here too. ;) Sorry to hear that your hubby and youngest daughter got hurt during the trip. Hope they fully recover soon.

I did a lot of cleaning myself, Cele. The cupboards hadn't been cleaned in over 5 years I think. All that dust and icky stuff. Blech! I took a leave from the office in order to take a break but I ended up cleaning part of our house. ::) It was great seeing the results though. Now, I need to clean my bedroom, and fold some laundry.

Hello, Rach! You're online too! :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on July 30, 2006, 10:15:23 pm

[quote author=Storyteller link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=225#msg1030313 date=1154261787]
But Celebrian is brilliant, as we all knew. A picture would be wonderful!
[/quote]

*blushing* Thanks Rach. I'm not sure requesting a pic of someone's new haircut qualifies me as brilliant, but I'll take it! ;D And, I agree aboout the outrageous prices for haircuts. Of course, my last one was free because a friend did it. That was the right price. ;)

Hi Kathleen - Glad you had a great time last night. :D And, I know what you mean about the garbage bags and all. I've wanted to/threatened to do that a few times. . . ::) Sorry the kitty is wearing you out. I hope she settles down soon.

Blue Angel!!! So good to see you posting. It's been about forever. Happy Belated Birthday! :D Glad you had a nice celebration.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on July 30, 2006, 11:15:34 pm

Hi girls. I only have a minute but I wanted to pop in. Yes, things, including haircuts, are a lot cheaper in Peru. The income level is lower, too, though so it is a good thing nearly everything is cheaper there. MY mother-in-law spends only $200 a month on groceries and they eat better cuts of meat than we do!

Tomorrow is our 19th anniversary. I can't believe we have been married that long! Sometimes, I still think we are the young 19 and 20 year olds we were when we got married.

I meant to comment on everything but I need to go. We are having a plumbing problem and my hubby, though he could normally handle it, needs help since he only has one usable arm. I will try to catch up tomorrow.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: blueangel21 on July 30, 2006, 11:41:26 pm

Thanks, Cele! :D Yeah, it has been forever. I took a peek at your LJ. I missed you and your LJ so much. :-*

Happy 19th Anniversary, Rose and Hubby! :D Many, many, many more anniversaries to come. May the good Lord continue to bless and guide you! :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on July 31, 2006, 12:01:41 am

Rose - Happy Anniversary about an hour early! :D Wow 19 years!!! we're at 16 and even that seems like a very long time.

Blue Angel - I missed you too. :-* I hope you'll be around more now.

Off to bed. "See" you all tomorrow.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: mumi on July 31, 2006, 03:30:40 am

HAPPY 19TH ANNIVERSARY, ROSE AND HUBBY! :D

Hi, celebrian,Blue Angel,Rach and Kathleen.

love
mumi

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on July 31, 2006, 07:58:50 am

Hi back, Mumis!

Happy Anniversary, Rose! 19 years is FOREVER these days. I wish you many many more, but I have NO DOUBT you'll recieve them!

We will hit 31 years on the 23rd of August, which is just getting ridiculous, isn't it? LOL

Hi, Blue Angel!

Celebrian, I always say that free is my best price! LOL I DO also say, though, that unfortunately, you USUALLY get what you pay for. I found that out again when I went clothes shopping a week ago. I went to stores like Old Navy and had trouble finding things that fit. Then I went to the expensive Talbot's and found stuff that fit like a dream, but I hated to pay for. *sigh*

Right now, my main goals are a bra that truly fits, and a decent denim jacket to wear with jeans this winter. We rarely need heavy coats here. I sold my last one Saturday at the yard sale. It swallowed me now.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on July 31, 2006, 11:51:55 am

Happy Anniversary Rose!
Congratulations! I wish you many more wonderful anniversaries together.

Hi Blue Angel. So good to see you here. :)

Rach, looking for a bra that truly fits? I think that's Mission Impossible. ;D
Bras, jeans, and swimsuits- takes me hours just to find one that is tolerable! And you're right about pricier things fitting better. I think that's especially true for us more "mature" ladies. I love Talbots, but only buy things there on sale.

So I read that Deenan and some of the other ladies got to share drinks with Mr. Billy Boyd at the bar last night. I'm looking forward to hearing more about that!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on July 31, 2006, 12:18:48 pm

Kathleen, Belks is having a bra fitting session tomorrow at the mall. I'm going to go and hope I can wait long enough to get in. I really need this! I need to do it before I buy new clothes, which won't be until after FOFF anyway.

Here, we have two and a half more months to wear our summer things anyway. There's no hurry.

What I bought at Talbot's was on sale as well, or it wouldn't be here! LOL

I can't wait to hear either! How exciting!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on July 31, 2006, 03:02:45 pm

Happy 19th Anniversary Rose and hubby!!! :D I hope you are having a great day celebrating.

Can't wait to hear about ELF. Have any of you listened to Emmi's voice posts on her LJ??? Sounds very interesting. ;D Soon, I will post limericks one of which mentions Emmi's stuff, but I can't wait to hear the whole story. It had to do with getting into Billy's pants, kisses, engagement to John Noble's son and Billy getting her off in Michigan. Or something like that. . . :o

I should probably go to a bra fitting too. But, even when there was one in town, I just couldn't quite get motivated. . . ::)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on July 31, 2006, 03:05:26 pm

Can you give us a link to Emmi's lj, if you think she wouldn't mind?

I don't think I know her.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on July 31, 2006, 03:15:45 pm

I know Emmi originally from the comment box. She's on the forum a bit too. And, she was Deenan's roomie at ELF last year. Not sure about rooms this year. Anyway, I don't think she'd mind, so here is the link:

http://emmi-i.livejournal.com/

There are two rather hilarious voice posts. A bit of a warning: there is some language that is not kid-appropriate so I am glad that I listened after they were in bed.

ETA: Hey, it's Nettie and Lance!
http://www.theonering.net/scrapbook/group/1903/view/17795
I'm looking through to see if I recognize anyone else.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on July 31, 2006, 03:20:14 pm

LOL! I was raised by a career sailor and have spent YEARS hanging with computer techies. I don't use that language, but it doesn't bother me either.

I'm unlike most techies in my cleaner language, and also in the fact that no where on my desk is a half-drunken Mountian Dew with a cigarette butt floating in it. LOL Gross I know, but I wish I had a dime for everyone I've seen on techie desks! LOL

Thank you SO MUCH!

I STILL haven't located the Comment Box. Am I mising much?>

COOL about Nettie and Lance! I just popped it into my AF folder!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on July 31, 2006, 04:11:32 pm

Glad you saw my edit Rach! :) I didn't notice anyone else that I recognized for sure, but I wouldn't be surprised if more people we know were in some of those group pics.

And, the comment box comes up if you go to the main news page (here: http://always.ejwsites.net/index.htm) and with each update there is a count (right now it says 18 comments). If you click on that it opens the box. At times the box is a very fun place. At times it blows up because it is unmoderated. It's kind of a free-flowing chat since it is a single thread. I like it. And, that's where I started and continue to post my limericks (as well as in my LJ), so it has a special meaning for me. Are you missing much? In general probably not. But there are a nice group of people there most of the time (and Nats, the Wild Hobbit, has posted some incredible wildlife pics and anecdotes since her husband is a wildlife photographer) and it is where I started out and first met people like Deenan. There is also a decent amount of trivia thanks to Ed and that can be fun.

Off to get ready for Pilates.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on July 31, 2006, 04:20:00 pm

Hmm.. I didn't even know that page was there! LOL Thanks, Cel!

Have fun at pilates!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on July 31, 2006, 08:58:03 pm

[color=Green]hi, we got back today at 11 am pacific time. left NJ at 8 am NJ time. we had about 2 hours of sleep - we were unable to stop having fun at a decent hour and go to bed. so, therefore, the 2 hours sleep.

two and a half hours into the flight, my lovely spouse asked me where his wedding ring is. then he decided he left it on the bathroom counter in the hotel room. so as soon as we landed in Seattle, i called Deenan to see if she was still there - she could get it and bring it to FOFF. but she was already at the train station. so we called the hotel like 5 times and they finally called us back about an hour ago that they have the ONE ring and they will mail it. otherwise, tomorrow, i would have gone spatula shopping. ::)

ELF was so much fun. i posted all the untold stories in my LJ - http://chowling.livejournal.com/

Rose, Happy Anniversary! :)

Kathleen, i saw the pictures of Sunshine. she is adorable. :D

i can't think much today anymore. i will go to bed early. i think at ELF, pretty much every night, we went to bed after 2 am. [/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on July 31, 2006, 09:51:27 pm

Chowling, I really enjoyed your untold stories. :D

It's a good thing they found Lance's ring. He narrowly escaped the spatula. ;D

I need to start planning a bit for FOFF. It's coming up soon!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on July 31, 2006, 10:03:39 pm

[quote author=Kathleen link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=240#msg1030608 date=1154397087]
I need to start planning a bit for FOFF. It's coming up soon!
[/quote]

I know. Me too. EEK! I'm starting to get pretty nervous about having to drive 7+ hours by myself. (Not that that will stop me, of course, but I am getting nervous about it.)

Chowling - Loved the report and pics! :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on July 31, 2006, 10:12:18 pm

[color=Green]glad you liked the untold stories. i'm sure there will be more when the rest of the ladies get home. :)
(exept for emmi, she is no lady. ;D :-* )

i unpacked today, put the suitcase back into my guestroom to repack it for FOFF. i don't think my suitcse has gone back into the garage for over a month and a half.

Celebrian, will it take you more than 7 hours? can you take a train or something?[/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on July 31, 2006, 10:26:57 pm

The only trains come through here at about 2:30AM and is probably pretty pricey. So, not a great option. Plane flights are pricey too. Renting a car is about the best I can do (we only have one vehicle, so I need a rental to leave hubby and the kids with the van). Frankly, with our trip east and FoFF and hubby not getting paid over the summer, things are pretty tight financially, so I just can't do anything more expensive than what I'm already doing.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on July 31, 2006, 10:30:20 pm

Thank you for all the lovely anniversary wishes. I know I have said this before but you are some of the nicest ladies on the face of the earth.

Finding bras that fit right! I agree that is mission impossible! ::) I have only had one truly perfect one in my whole adult life and that was a nursing bra....which I obviously don't need any more.

What! :o Deenan and some of the others shared a drink with Billy? I can't wait to hear about that.

Nettie, sooo glad you found the ONE ring. I wore my hubby's wedding ring in Peru after he broke his arm because his hand was swelling so often and we didn't want it to get stuck. I wore it on my middle finger. It was a bit lose but I thought it was the safest place on the trip. I felt kind of funny with two wedding rings on. :D

Spatula? Sorry, I am missing something and don't get it. :) I have the feeling it has something to do with something that took place while I was in Peru. Do I want to get it? ;D

Off to read Nettie's LJ! I can't wait! :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on July 31, 2006, 10:32:31 pm

My drive will be about 7 hours, too. I looked into flights. It's very expensive, and I'd have to fly from Springfield, Mo to Chicago, then to Iowa. That flight would take about as much time as driving. :P There are no trains between here and there. I wish there were.
I think I can do it. Friday I drove for 6 hours by myself. I'm mostly worried about driving home (being exhausted from all the fun).

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on July 31, 2006, 10:44:42 pm

[quote author=Rose link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=240#msg1030612 date=1154399420]
What! :o Deenan and some of the others shared a drink with Billy? I can't wait to hear about that.

Spatula? Sorry, I am missing something and don't get it. :) I have the feeling it has something to do with something that took place while I was in Peru. Do I want to get it? ;D

[/quote]

[color=Green]no, we didn't share drinks with Billy. but we were in the bar with him. so maybe in a twice removed way we shared drinks. he was chatting with Daniel Reeve's family and having a beer. Emmi and i went up to him for pictures on Deenan's camera while Deenan and my husband were outside smoking. when people leave their cameras laying around, i will take them and take pictures. they will never know what they get. ;D so Deenan got pictures of Emmi with Billy and me with Billy. later i took a picture of my husband with that hobbit.

Rose, while you were gone, i was cooking and my husband decided to go laptop shopping. i was going to kill him with a spatula. ever since, the spatulas have become lethal weapons and should be reigistered. ;)[/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on July 31, 2006, 10:51:04 pm

Oops! I just saw Rose's post right before mine. HI Rose!

Thats what Deenan gets for going out to smoke and leaving her camera lying around- pictures of you two with Billy Boyd! She'll be thinking "when did I take these pictures?" ;D


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on July 31, 2006, 10:57:16 pm

Thanks for the explainations, Nettie, both about the spatula and about "stealing" Deenan's camera. ;D I loved both stories. LOL, Kathleen, she will be wondering when she took that picture. ;D

I am still really tired so I am heading off to bed. The older I get the more days it takes me to recover from long trips and all nighters. ::) Hope you all have a good night. :-*


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on July 31, 2006, 11:05:32 pm

Kathleen, the train trip from DC to Chicago ALONE will take us 17 hours. I REALLY hope we can sleep or we are going to be dead when we arrive. But I'll be sparkling Saturday, I promise!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on July 31, 2006, 11:13:20 pm

17 hours! I hope you can get some sleep. I would probably have to take Dramamine or something. I get motion sickness if I'm not driving. Dramamine knocks me out, anyway.

Goodnight Rose. Sleep well.

I'm heading for bed soon, too.
Goodnight everyone. :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on July 31, 2006, 11:16:42 pm

Itake meds to sleep every night of my life, so I'll just take a bit extra. Mostly it works, sometimes, not so much. I tend to have a very...hyper mind. LOL

I wondered if I should pick up some Dramamine to have just in case. Might do that.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on July 31, 2006, 11:23:32 pm

I'm off to bed too I think. So, goodnight everyone. Back tomorrow. :)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Emmi on August 01, 2006, 12:20:24 am

Hello Everyone :D

I had a great time at ELF. with Deenan, Nettie (and spouse), Nuke, Yeux, Joanie, and jojo (as well as our lj roomie marigold) Sad to be almost back to 'the real world,' I still have 4 more hours of driving tomorrow. ::) since I decided to take a break for the night.

[quote author=chowling link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=240#msg1030610 date=1154398338]
[color=Green]glad you liked the untold stories. i'm sure there will be more when the rest of the ladies get home. :)
(exept for emmi, she is no lady. ;D :-* )
color]

[/quote]

wha??? *is shocked!* O course I am a lady. A lady and a HOME WRECKER. :o

lol the untold stories are great! and they are all compleatly true!!!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: LillyAsh1717 on August 01, 2006, 12:46:48 am

Emmi, May I see your ID? ;D
I'm so glad you girls are back from your travels. Emmi I hope the rest of your trip is a safe one.
*off to read more Elf stories*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Emmi on August 01, 2006, 01:06:27 am

[quote author=LillyAsh1717 link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=255#msg1030642 date=1154407608]
Emmi, May I see your ID? ;D
I'm so glad you girls are back from your travels. Emmi I hope the rest of your trip is a safe one.
*off to read more Elf stories*
[/quote]

err... I'm... uh...25? 27?...uh... ;)

Oh! I posted 2 voice post over at my LJ over the weekend. here http://emmi-i.livejournal.com/ (http://emmi-i.livejournal.com/)
(the top two currently)


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 01, 2006, 08:07:00 am

I heard them, Emmi. They were awesome! Made me wish even more that i had been there.
LOL

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on August 01, 2006, 10:10:34 am

[quote author=Emmi link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=255#msg1030635 date=1154406024]
wha??? *is shocked!* O course I am a lady. A lady and a HOME WRECKER. :o

[/quote]

[color=Green]home wrecker? is that the word we had for you? poor poor Sean. oh and lets not forget about what you did to Billy. :o ;D

Lilly, are you on live journal? if you are, i will need to add you, so you can read what i said about you. :D[/color]

Lilly, never mind, i found you. i'll pm you.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 01, 2006, 01:59:00 pm

Hi all. Glad you all had such a great time at ELF.

I'm puttering around here and there and not managing to finish anything I think. ::) I had a bad night last night. One of the girls came into our room at 3 something and I couldn't get back to sleep so at about 4:45 I gave up and got up to finish a crossword puzzle and read a bit. I went back to bed about an hour or so later, but it was not a great night. This seems to be PMS related insomnia because I've had this happen before. Ugh.

Does anyone else do National Night Out? We have a gathering of our block across the street this evening from 6-8. I need to buy stuff and make rice crispie treats to bring. It's a nice time to get together and chat with all the neighbors. We missed the last couple because we were out of town though so it's been awhile.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nuke33 on August 01, 2006, 02:02:17 pm

Sorry I took so long to drop by. I posted a little on the 'Sean' and 'ELF' threads. I'm still trying to situate myself and answer emails :P.

Kathleen-I'm so sorry about your kitty :'( That's so sad. Enjoy little Sunshine :)

Rose-Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby! So nice to have you back. Your trip was certainly an experience you'll all remember!

Emmi's on the 'Old' thread, so she must be legal age ;)


I had such an awesome time at ELF with everyone. It was so great to see Deenan, Emmi, and chowling(and hubby) again. I met Yeux for the first time and she's as wonderful and sweet as I imagined her to be. Big :-* and hugs to all of them for a great weekend and some Elijah-Less Fun ;)


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 01, 2006, 02:36:01 pm

Celebrian, the National Night Out sounds like fun. I don't think I've ever heard of it before. Have a blast!

Nuke, after ELF, are you prepared to meet MORE of us in a week and a half? ACK!

I went to the bra fitting thing today... Let's just say it was an interesting experience. I somehow stumbled into the mental ward of Belks where they institutionalize all sales associates gone mad. LOL
This thing would make a great movie for Elijah, ok, maybe Hannah...The Crazy Bra lady DID look a little vampire-like.

Apparently I am a vile murderer of lingerie, and a thickheaded idiot who doesn't know how to dress herself.

Next time I go in, I take a spatula.

However, to be fair I DO now take a smaller size top.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 01, 2006, 02:48:00 pm

[quote author=nuke33 link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=255#msg1030731 date=1154455337]
Emmi's on the 'Old' thread, so she must be legal age ;)
[/quote]

Obviously. ;D She's at least an honorary older fan. ;)

So, glad you had such a great time Nuke. :D

Sorry about the Crazy Bra Lady. But, if you take a smaller size top, maybe she at least was competent, if not sane? ;D I'm sure that I am also a "a vile murderer of lingerie, and a thickheaded idiot who doesn't know how to dress herself." So at least you are not alone. LOL

The National Night Out is supposed to be a national anti-crime event where people get out in their neighborhoods and show that they are not going to let fear of crime keep them locked inside or something. Mind you, there is very low crime where I live, but we do it. And, the police department gives out stuff that can be doorprizes or whatever (not actually any doors on my neighbors' driveway ;) ) and police officers and fire trucks stop by to chat and let the kids see stuff. It's usually a pretty fun evening. And since there aren't even a lot of mosquitoes it should be pleasant. (As long as it doesn't rain - just checked and they say cloudy, but not rain, so it should be good.)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 01, 2006, 02:58:39 pm

Ok, competent I'll give ya. Sanity? Not a chance! LOL She treated foundation garments FAR too seriously.

It is my sincere belief that clothing should not require instructions. LOL


BTW - when I got home I decided to try on the tops I bought a couple of weeks ago. Since I am not good at telling what I look like in a mirror, I decided to take my own picture to see how I looked. While I was playing with the camera, I took this picture of myself. Consider it warning for all attending FOFF. LOL


[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v65/Storyteller/General/mirrorme.jpg[/IMG]

Be afraid! Be very afraid!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 01, 2006, 10:27:47 pm

I am delighted to see how active this thread has been since I got back from Peru. Before I left there were only a three or four posts a day.

Celebrian, the National Night out sounds really interesting. I had never heard of it so obviously our neighborhood doesn't do it. It sounds like a great thing to have. I hope you have a great time. Sorry about your rough night. :-\

Rach, I love the picture of yourself in the mirror. You look great. LOL, Rach about taking the spatula next time you go in for a bra fitting. ;D

Emmi can be an honorary member of this thread, as far as I am concerned!!! :D





Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 01, 2006, 11:25:48 pm

Rach - You look terrific! :D Can't wait to see you in person. :-*

Thanks Rose. Hopefully tonight will be better. The Night Out was rally nice. It was a lovely night, no mosquitoes, met some new neighbors I hadn't met before, got a t-shirt for me and some other prizes for the family in the drawing, ate too many brownies. ;D You know. I good evening.

I'll be off to bed soon, so I think I'll say goodnight now.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 02, 2006, 07:47:15 am

Thanks, Rose and Celebrian! It's the first pic I've ever been in that I didn't look SO much fatter. If I were a famous actress, I'd now demand that ALL my pics be taken via mirror! LOL

I'm glad your National Night Out went well, but there's no such thing as too many brownies! LOL There was an article about it in our paper this morning. Apparently a LOT of Florence did this, but not us. Not sure why.

I have an appointment for a pre-FOFF haircut at ten so I'd better scoot.

BTW: There's a post on the Sean thread I'd like you all to see. Check it out if you get a chance.

Have a day full of miracles, my dear friends!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on August 02, 2006, 02:17:30 pm

Celebrian, the Night Out things sounds like fun. We live out in the country, so we don't really have a neighborhood. But I don't think anyone in town did that, or at least I didn't read about it in the paper. Glad you had fun.

LOL Rach! It's a scary world when you have to take a spatula to a bra fitting. Reminds me of when I was first married, we lived in a different town. There was a lingerie store owned by a very strange lady. I went in once to try on bras. This lady (who was a little wicked-witch looking) thought she had to show me how to "cup the breast into the bra" whilst grabbing me! She just came into the dressing room and felt me up! :o I learned later that she did this to other ladies, but I think she really was just trying to be helpful. :P Needless to say I didn't try anything on there again. ::)

Last night my husband spent most of the evening fixing my CD drive on my computer. This involved re-installing the operating system, which involved backing up my extra hard drive, moving everything around on my computer, and generally messing things up. But he did fix the CD drive. Yay!
I'm really behind on all the ELF reports on LJ. But I promised I'd take my kids swimming this afternoon.
I'll be back tonight to catch up.
Sorry for the loooong post. :-[

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 02, 2006, 04:10:21 pm

I've been doing other stuff and realized I haven't posted here today. And, I need to go exercise in a moment. So, this will be brief.

Kathleen - Don't apologize for long posts. I love reading what you are up to. And, OMG! she thought she had to show me how to "cup the breast into the bra" whilst grabbing me! Ugh! Yay for working CD drives! :D

Rach - I hope you like your haircut. And, I think I already responded to that post. :D

Back later!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nuke33 on August 02, 2006, 10:24:47 pm

Some pictures of 'the girls' from our ELF weekend. I will only post these on the 'old' thread.

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/nuke333/013e10f0.jpg
Emmi
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/nuke333/4614c8b0.jpg
Emmi,chowling,Joanie
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/nuke333/26bec7bc.jpg
Emmi
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/nuke333/8353d4b3.jpg
Joanie
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/nuke333/bc134885.jpg
chowling and hubby
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/nuke333/171b4eef.jpg
Deenan
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/nuke333/36bdace2.jpg
chowling and 'little frodo'
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/nuke333/df9dac5c.jpg
silly me
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/nuke333/93be2a4a.jpg
Deenan
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/nuke333/44da88ec.jpg
Yeux


*If anyone wants their picture removed I'll be happy to do so :)*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on August 02, 2006, 10:34:15 pm

[color=Green]nuke, lovely pictures. i saved them! :-* right! who the hell are those people? :D ;D

it was soooo much fun! we should bring finger-frodos to Iowa! :P[/color]


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 02, 2006, 10:38:37 pm

Great pics, Nuke! I love the second one of Dee! LOL That's a keeper!

Thank you for posting them!

I'm so upset about Sean and the lawsuit! Poor man! I think I need to go have a good cry for him....

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on August 02, 2006, 10:43:15 pm

[quote author=Storyteller link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=270#msg1030980 date=1154572717]
Great pics, Nuke! I love the second one of Dee! LOL That's a keeper!

Thank you for posting them!

I'm so upset about Sean and the lawsuit! Poor man! I think I need to go have a good cry for him....

Hugs,
Rach
[/quote]

[color=Green]Deenan - doing what she does best! :)

Sean and what lawsuit? i totally must have missed something. must go check Sean thread?![/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 02, 2006, 10:48:39 pm

The wife of the man who died in the helicopter crash on the set of The Final Season is suing a BUNCH of people, incuding the Iowa power company, and Sean.

This is SO VERY not good.... Poor Sean! He's so careful about safety!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 02, 2006, 11:19:00 pm

Great pics Nuke! :D Thanks so much for posting. The one with Deenan and her camera is great. And, Emmi looks rather demonic in a couple. Is that when she was possessed by the urge to wreck the happy homes of various hobbits? ;D

The thing about suing Sean sounds really ridiculous. How could he possibly be at fault here? I understand that it seems incredibly unfair. I feel terrible that she lost her husband, but this doesn't sound like the best way to be dealing with that loss. :'(

At the MN children's museum we went to on our way home, one of the things let you make paper from pulp. Hubby got interested in that and got some stuff to try it at home starting with the shreds of paper from our shredder. We did the first set of 10 sheets tonight and once they dry out, we'll see how well it worked. The kids enjoyed it.

I'll be heading to bed soon, so I'll say goodnight now in case I don't get back here.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on August 02, 2006, 11:37:08 pm

Thanks for the pics, Nuke! I'm going to be meeting several of those crazy people in little over a week! Ahhhhh! ;D

That's terrible about Sean being sued. I think lawyers often recommend sueing everyone and anyone that had any connection with an accident like that. That must be so stressful for Sean.

Rach, I forgot to say earlier that I really like that picture of you in the mirror! Cool!

A few days ago, when I told my youngest son what I'll be doing next weekend, he lectured me about meeting people on the internet. We're always telling him to never give his name or age or where he lives on the internet. He said "Mom, you're not supposed to tell people your real name on the internet!" I guess he took the lesson to heart. :)It was hard to explain to him that this is different.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: ladyluck on August 02, 2006, 11:44:58 pm

hi ladies, just dropping by.Kathleen , seen your new kitten on the kitties thead, very cute. I posted some funny cat food commercials on that thread if your interested. Hope you all are doing well this hot summer. bye for now.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on August 02, 2006, 11:56:37 pm

Hi ladyluck! How are you doing?
I'll go check out the kitties thread. :)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Joanie on August 03, 2006, 12:25:39 am

Hello ladies! Great pictures nuke!! I will do a write up of my ELF experience in my LJ very soon with my pictures, which didn't come out as good as others here. Oh, well.

Sorry to hear about the lawsuit. It seems that they will sue anyone connected to the production. That's a shame.

Kathleen, I neglected to mention a good luck with your new kitty, it's adorable!!

I'm trying to catch up around this board, but I'm going to have to stop now. I'm beat and have to work tomorrow.

Ciao for now, bellas. :-* :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: mumi on August 03, 2006, 02:45:22 am

Hello ladies!

now I am try again to write here :)

Nuke, thanks for the pictures they are lovely.

Kathleen, how is going whit your new kitty.

Hi,Celebrian,Rach,Joanie,ladyluck,Rose,chwoling good to see you her.

Loves :-*
mumi

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 03, 2006, 07:05:10 am

Good morning!

I may be a bit dopey this morning, more than usual I mean. LOL Had a bad night last night, not much sleep. I still have a lot to do before FOFF and I am feeling the need to write. Today is grocery day and I have a couple of prescriptions to refill before we leave.

This time next week, our train should be pulling into DC. WOW! My hubby hopes it won't be too hot to sight see a bit. I wonder if we will be within walking distance of anything. We could use cabs, but somehow I don't see Jim doing that. I bet he's never been IN a cab! LOL

[{hugs]} to Mumi!

Joanie, that lawsuit IS unfair, and the way Sean worries, he has to be stressed out. From what i've read, it sounds like this woman is simply suing any one even remotely involved, at least the ones she thinks have money. I DO sympathize for the loss of her husband, but why sue SEAN? It has been declared pilot error, and Sean wasn't flying the thing. I just don't understand.

Kathleen, there's a kitties thread?

Big hugs to you all, but I need to go. TTYL

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 03, 2006, 01:34:53 pm

Hi everyone.

Rach - How long is the stop in Washington? Do you have time for much sight-seeing? Sorry for your bad night. Mine wasn't great either. I've been worrying about the car rental for FoFF. I think I just got a good deal, but I need to call back in an hour for a confirmation number and to make sure that the deal didn't fall through (it had to do with getting unlimited mileage rather than limited to 200 miles a day).

Hi Mumi!

Joanie - I look forward to seeing your rerport too.

Hi Ladyluck!

Hi Kathleen - Good for your son. Sounds like he learned that lesson well.

I can't wait to meet some of you in just over a week! :D

Gads. It's past noon and I've gotten basically nothing done so far today. . . ::)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 03, 2006, 01:54:11 pm

The layover in DC is suppsed to be about 8 hours. We hated the thought of staying in the station all that time. The one in Chicago is shorter, and that is where I'd really like to look around. I've been to DC a number of times, but I've never been to the Windy City.

Of course, ALL of this is contingent on whether or not the trains are on time. People keep telling me they NEVER are, but we'll wait and see.

My phone company just told me they can't guarantte we'll even get coverage out there. Jim is NOT going to like that! I wish there was a way to get out of this contract. We desperately need a new company.

BTW, I am going to ask a very stupid question. Do people still use travellors checks? I told Jim I thought we ought to get some, instead of carrying cash, just in case, but he's against it. He thinks people won't take them. We have our debit and credit cards, of course, but we felt we needed to have a bit of cash, too.

We get the travelers' checks free so that isn't a problem.

Hugs,
Rach

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on August 03, 2006, 03:13:29 pm

Rach, I haven't used travellers checks in a few years. When we did use them, it seemed that every place we went took them.
What station are you going to be at in DC? You may be able to do some sight-seeing.
There is a kitties thread in the misc. section. People talk about their kitties. ;D

I have two things to say about me today:

Ugh! Cramps!

Yay! Aunt Flo and her neccesary paper products won't be coming to Iowa with me. :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 03, 2006, 03:19:46 pm

Kathleen - Sorry about the cramps, but at least you'll be done with AF by then. Hmmm. I'm not sure, but come to think of it I may be getting her out of the way this week too. . .

Oh, and I got my car rental reservation number and my good deal. :D

Really time to get off the computer for a while. Back later.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 03, 2006, 03:22:26 pm

Kathleen, glad you'll be travelling to Iowa alone. LOL SOrry about the cramps, though....Take something and try a heating pad on your tummy.
We will be coming into Union Station in Dc and Union Station in Chicago. I need to see where they are so I can see what's around.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on August 03, 2006, 09:55:28 pm

[color=Green]Rach, you should take a debit card instead of traveler checks. or a credit card. traveler checks are not that well received anymore these days. shouldn't your cell phone work anywhere in the US? weird. ???

Kathleen, i hope you feel better! :-*[/color]


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 03, 2006, 10:02:41 pm

I think we may do that, Nettie. We do want to bring a little cash, just in case, but I'm thinking not as much.

It's funny how much there is to do when you aren't used to major travel.

I want to take this time to tell all the ladies driving to be VERY VERY careful! We need you!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 03, 2006, 10:21:07 pm

Hi Ladies. I have not been here for a couple of days. Not sure where my time goes. ::)

I want to thank all of you who participated in the wonderful gift that is being given to me at FOFF (and you know who you are! ;)). There is no way I can adequately thank you. I am overwhelmed and humbled by such a thoughtful gesture. I have always said you are one of the nicest bunch of ladies on the face of the earth and this just confirms it.

Kathleen, I for one enjoy long posts. :D LOL about your son lecturing you about the Internet. Obviously he was listening and learning when you talked to him. It is hard to explain even to my adult friends. "What! You are getting together with people you have only met on the Internet?? Do be careful!" ;D Are any of you ax murderers, by the way, just so I will be forewarned? :D Sorry about the cramps. My "time of the month" is due the weekend of FOFF, of all things. >:(

Thanks for the wonderful pictures, Nuke. I enjoyed them all.

Rach, we have talked about this by email, but I can't imagine what grounds this woman is using to include Sean in her lawsuit!?! ??? He wasn't even in Iowa when it happened, if I remember right.

Celebrian, I would be very interested in knowing how the paper shredding experiment works out.

Hi Joanie! I am still sooo sad that you won't be at FOFF. :'( That is my biggest disappointment. Any chance you can come at the last minute. :)

I am sorry that I did not comment on more. Life is rather crazy here right now. Hopefully I can catch up with all of you at FOFF.


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on August 03, 2006, 10:24:57 pm

Thanks Rach. I plan to be very careful while driving. My main concern is staying awake. Very loud Gogol Bordello music should help with that! ;D

I haven't had cramps like I had this afternoon in a long time. Ouch. Feeling much better now. :)

Rose, you are welcome. We want you to be there 24/7. We love you. :-*
I am not an ax murderer, but I have been known to use a spatula on occasion. So watch out! ;D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 03, 2006, 10:32:39 pm

Thanks, Kathleen. That is so sweet that you all want me there the whole time. :-* Thanks for the reassurance that you, at least, are not an ax murderer. ;D I won't tell my friends about the dangers of the spatula. :D So sorry your cramps were so awful. :-\ There are moments when being a woman is not fun!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on August 03, 2006, 10:37:35 pm

I am not an ax murderer. But these other women here will have to answer for themselves. (I just hope Nuke and Lilly aren't, because I'm rooming with them! :o)

You know, I was just going to do some cooking with the spatula. That's all, really. ;D


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 03, 2006, 11:00:55 pm

For the record: I, Celebrian, do hereby swear that I am not, nor have I ever been, an ax murderer. And, for good measure, I'm not planning to bring a spatula either. ;D

(You're not an ax murderer either, right Rose? As my roommate, I find that relevant info to have.)

And, yes, I plan to drive as carefully as possible and do everything I can to stay awake and stay focused. I don't have any GB music (well, a few songs, but it's not really my thing), but I'll listen to other stuff.

Sorry about the horrible cramps Kathleen. Glad you are better now.

I'm disappointed that Joanie is not able to join us too. :'(

And, actually, I got a few people who sounded concerned when I first mentioned this trip, but lately the people I've told have been excited for me and no one has felt the need to warn me about ax murderers. I've actually met at least 20 people from various internet groups I've been on over the years and they've all turned out to be very nice. :D

Oh, and forgot to say that the paper dried out and it came out pretty good. It's more textured than paper you buy and the edges are rough, but I think it was an impressive first try. The kids enjoyed it. :D I'm sure we'll make some more, but I have no idea how long this hobby might (or might not) last.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nuke33 on August 03, 2006, 11:19:22 pm

Hello gals :-*

Kathleen-Can you bring your Gogol Bordello CD's with you? I think we have a CD player in the room. BTW, I'm not an ax murderer. I prefer an ice pick, Sharon Stone style ;)

To those of you contesting with 'Aunt Flo' and her complications 1)I sympathize and hope you feel better and 2) 'Seasonale' is the best invention in the world! Flo only comes around four times a year ;D

Hi Celebrian *waves* can't wait to meet you and some of the other ladies in a few days!

Rose-the beginning of your post made me cry; and I never do that. Don't you know we love you? :-* :)

Joanie-I'll have to scoot on over to your LJ to see your report from ELF. I didn't post in my LJ. Too lazy ::)

Hugs to chowling, Rach, mumi and anyone else around.

*I'm very mushy this evening, maybe I should go to bed :P :)*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on August 03, 2006, 11:23:22 pm

[quote author=nuke33 link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=285#msg1031168 date=1154661562]
Hello gals :-*

Kathleen-Can you bring your Gogol Bordello CD's with you? I think we have a CD player in the room. BTW, I'm not an ax murderer. I prefer an ice pick, Sharon Stone style ;)

[/quote]

[color=Green]there are no CD players in the room. we emailed the hotel.

they will never let you take your lovely ice pick on the plane! ;D[/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on August 03, 2006, 11:28:48 pm

Ice pick? *starts learning to sleep with her eyes open* ;D

I'm bringing my iPod and speaker system. I only have two GB CD's. I am the official DJ of FOFF. (maybe I should talk to Elijah for some hints on DJing) ;D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 03, 2006, 11:32:28 pm

Wait! Now we've moved on to ice picks??? :o

Sounds like we'll have plenty of music at FoFF. :D

And, now I must say goodnight. I've been staying up too late and I need to start getting to bed earlier. I'll have to get up earlier next week for swimming lessons Monday-Thursday and then of course to leave early for Iowa on Friday! :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 04, 2006, 01:53:01 am

[quote author=Kathleen link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=270#msg1030996 date=1154576228]
A few days ago, when I told my youngest son what I'll be doing next weekend, he lectured me about meeting people on the internet. We're always telling him to never give his name or age or where he lives on the internet. He said "Mom, you're not supposed to tell people your real name on the internet!" I guess he took the lesson to heart. :)It was hard to explain to him that this is different.
[/quote]
LOL....we don't practice what we preach, do we? ;D Were you able to convince him we aren't a bunch of axe spatula murderers dangerous people?

Nuke, your pics are terrific. Talk about a close-up! I can practically count the hairs in my eyebrows. :o I never think to use a telephoto when photographing people. Well, I'm still learning. But look out at FOFF....I'm going to practice close-ups. Fair warning....I don't what to see any furry teeth. :D


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 04, 2006, 09:34:06 am

Firstly, I think I'll stick to spatulas. I'm not coordinated enough for the ice pick brigade. I'd kill myself. Don't even have one in the house. LOL

I am not an ax murderer. As a woman, poison is more my style. Be careful what you consume at FOFF, and don't leave me to watch the drinks while you dance. LOL

LOL I am so far from a murderer it isn't funny. I'm a lover, not a fighter. I might bore you to death with critical analyses of Tolkien or drive you insane with my favorite celtic drinking ditty "Oh there's sober men aplenty", but that is as far as it goes. I'm rather totally non-violent, unless you hurt my kids.

Kathleen, your son is right of course, and this is from me, a woman who has ALWAYS used her real name online.LOL My son thinks this is cool, but my daughter's conservative hubby thinks we are nuts. Jim hasn't said it, but i'm sure it's the reason he decided to come along. He wouldn't be letting me do this if we hadn't had a visit nearly two years ago from my online friend Alex and her husband. When he found out THEY were normal, sort of LOL, he realized that not all denizens of the net are dangerous, and that i'm a little better judge of people than he thinks. (He thinks I am too gullible and naive. I'm not.)

I'm going to be taking pictures too, for my scrapbook of the event.

Celebrian, congrats on the paper project! That's something i want to try, to make scrapbooking paper. Maybe this winter...

Kim, you are more than welcome, sweetie! We want you with us, or it won't be any fun. WHo else can I talk Sean with if you aren't there??? You wouldn't leave me there, stranded and alone among the ELIJAH fans, would you????? LOL

Yeux, I make no promises about my teeth. I have an appointment for a cleaning as soon as we get back! LOL

Kathleen, if you are the DJ, do you play requests? LOL

I'm sorry Joanie won't be there, too. :'(

I need to go and this is too long.

Have a great day!

Hugs,
Rach


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 04, 2006, 02:24:14 pm

Actually, like Rach, my dentist appointment is a few days after I return. So, no promises about my teeth. ;)

If I can, I might bring a piece of our paper to show you. It's not scrapbook quality, but it was just our first try.

I had a dream about traveling to FoFF last night. Somehow I ended up at one of the train stations where Rach and hubby will be having stopovers and saw them (but didn't get a chance to chat) and then continued driving. Then, I arrived and ran into Deenan and tried to call hubby, but couldn't get in touch with him because he decided to take the kids camping without me. When I told him, he said he has considered that, but for practical reasons I don't think he'd do it.

I put my route into Google Earth a little while and it estimated just over 6.5 hours driving rather than the nearly 8 hour estimate on Google Maps. That would be fantastic if I could cut that much time off. I suppose I'll see in a week. A WEEK!!!! :D

ETA: I just tried Mapquest and it said 7 hrs 10 minutes. Personally, I'm rooting for Google Earth. ;D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 04, 2006, 04:21:10 pm

Whew! I am sooooo relieved to know that none of you are ax murderers. Spatula murderers, perhaps, but not ax murderers. ;D Celebrian, I swear (on my spatula) that I am not an ax murderer either. The worst I will do to you is keep you awake with my snoring. Just kidding. Hubby says I don't snore except when I have a cold. ;)

I only have a minute but I mainly wanted to let all of you know that I won't be online much, if at all, this weekend. My Mom comes in a couple of hours be here for the weekend. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. And next weekend is FOFF!! :D

And, yes, I feel very loved. You gals are wonderful. :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 04, 2006, 05:20:57 pm

[quote author=Rose link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=300#msg1031268 date=1154722870]
Celebrian, I swear (on my spatula) that I am not an ax murderer either.
[/quote]

That's not because you prefer ice picks, is it? ;D Have a great weekend with your mom and we'll look forward to seeing your posts on Monday (or whenever you get back here). And, then look forward to seeing you for real in a week! Yay! :D And, you do know of course that you are very much loved. :-* :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on August 04, 2006, 09:15:45 pm

Rose, have a good time with your mom! Have a good weekend.

Celebrian, I need to put my route into Mapquest. I wonder how we ever got along without those internet map services. :P
That was a funny dream about FOFF. I'll probably have a dream about it next week, since I'm thinking about it so much.


Quote:
Kathleen, if you are the DJ, do you play requests? LOL

I sure do! What do you want to hear? ;D

I went to my sister's house today to see my baby niece. Oh my, she's grown so much! And so cute!
My husband took his car to get maintenance and a new battery today. It's in good shape for my drive next week. :)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 05, 2006, 04:51:56 pm


[quote]Quote:Kathleen, if you are the DJ, do you play requests? LOL
I sure do! What do you want to hear? [/quote]

Oh, let me think. Probably things you are all too young to remember. How about Paul Simon's "Tenderness"? "Lee Shore" from CSNY? "Donald McGilevry" by Silly Wizard? LOL I'll just listen to Gogol Bordello with the rest of you. WOuldn't want to send anyone screaming into the night with my piculuar taste. LOL

Nettie, we need a new phone company VERY badly! Ours doesn't off a decent nation wide plan from here. We're on SunCom and I think they are mostly in the southeast. We have a southeast regional plan, because we don't travel much. It's a PITIFUL system! We have to pay extra to call from ATLANTA! As soon as this contract gives out, I think we're joining Verizon.

Celebrian, love your dream. Sorry we didn't get to chat! LOl I need to go by Mapquest myself to find out how to get from the train station to the hotel.

I need to run. Another big storm on the way. I need to shut down.

Talk to you later.

Hugs,
Rach





Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: candygirl75 on August 05, 2006, 05:26:23 pm

[color=Purple]Hello members of the O.L.C.!!
Although I'm not new to surfing this forum, I am relatively new at being a member and posting. I just wanted to say hello to you all as it seems your all a nice group of ladies (and fun too)! Unfortunately (as said in another post) I was unable to come to ELF (family issue) or I might have met some of you. I actually had to eat the airfare but thank god I didnt get convention tickets and was able to cancel the hotel.
I understand quite a few of you are getting together for foff, sounds like a great time! Those of you traveling through or staying in Chicago, welcome!!! We have a great city...enjoy!!
I am so happy to see that there is a thread for us "older" ladies--it seems as though your all very caring and understanding.
Since I'm new at this forum stuff..I may ask silly questions from time to time (I don't even know how to put a banner or signature on the posts :- ;D),.
Take care for now
Peace

Candy (Anam Cara) [/color]








Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 05, 2006, 05:36:19 pm

Hi, Candy, and welcome aboard! The only silly questions are unasked ones so fire away!

I'm going to be travelling through Chicago! I traveled a lot when I was a kid, but not much as an adult. I've been across the US several times, but never on the northern route so I'm looking forward to seeing what's up there.

Again, welcome!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 05, 2006, 06:20:59 pm

Welcome to the thread Candy. :D It's always nice to have some new people posting. I went through the Chicago area a couple of weeks ago returning from a trip to the east coast. The driving was horrid! But, I did enjoy the city/suburbs the couple of times I've been there and we hope to go again sometime. I've heard people have had great long weekend vacations there with families.

[quote]
Quote:Kathleen, if you are the DJ, do you play requests? LOL
I sure do! What do you want to hear?[/quote]

I really enjoy the songs you sent me by Belle and Sebastian, the New Pornographers and the Boy Least Likely To. I wouldn't mind a chance to hear the rest of those CDs if it's convenient. Or just a few more songs. Or whatever. :) I also wouldn't mind a chance to hear some White Stripes or Flaming Lips or probably several other things I think you've said you like that I'm unfamiliar with but can't remember now. LOL

Gotta run for the moment back later!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Emmi on August 05, 2006, 06:27:52 pm

Rose~ I never even thought to ask if any of the ladies at ELF were ax murderers! :o thank goodness I survived the weekend!

Celebrian~ paper making with the family sounds fun :) at my old school the special education kids/adults run a papermaking company (along with their helpers) and they have become really good at it! we can always tell when they have a new order for invitations because the paper is plastered all over the windows to dry ;D


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I went to my sister's house today to see my baby niece. Oh my, she's grown so much! And so cute!


I'm always amazed at how fast babies grow! I just saw a friend of mine's baby yesterday and she was so much bigger than when I saw her last!

Rach~ travelers checks should be accepted anywhere if you want to bring them. I wouldn't suguest cashing them at a bank however, since most banks charge a fee for that. (a store or a hotel wouldn't charge you a fee for a travelers check though)

I went to see my sisters marching band end of camp preformance yesterday wearing my Gogol shirt and some kid ran up to me, pointed at my shirt and yelled "I LOVE THEM!" lol I wouldn't have guessed that anyone else in my town knew about them. 8)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on August 05, 2006, 06:59:17 pm

Hi Candy! Welcome to the thread! You live in Chicago? I love Chicago. My husband and I have been there twice. We had so much fun. It's a great city for listening to blues and jazz. And I met Sean Astin there a few years ago.

Rach, I'll see what I can come up with on the music. Part of the fun of getting together is finding out what other people like and giving it a try. :)
Celebrian, I've got all those albums on my iPod, so you can listen to them any time at FOFF.

Paper making sounds really interesting. I bet you can make some really pretty paper after you get the hang of it.

Emmi, it's always fun to find another GB lover, isn't it? I've never met one in my town, but maybe someday. :P

I took my new kitty to the vet for her shots and checkup this morning. She was so scared, she was shaking. But she survived. :)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 05, 2006, 10:07:03 pm

Don't worry about it, Kathleen. I'll rip some stuff to my hard drive before i go. I don't want to bother any one with my odd and old fashioned taste in music.

Hey! At least I didn't request my favorite Bach piece. LOL

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on August 05, 2006, 10:10:37 pm

[color=Green]had to work all morning. then ran around shopping all afternoon - groceries, cat food and other silly stuff. hey, Target was selling spatulas for a $1. plastic and funky colors. i almost bought one for Iowa. but they will take it away at the airport, because it's right up there with axes and ice picks as lethal weapons.
we also tried to buy a new digital camera, like Deenan's - so i don't have to use hers when she isn't looking. but apparently today was not the day. it just seemed everyone had issues and bad customer service.

i bought new cat food for Pippin. he is driving us crazy because he won't eat anything. he doesn't like anything we feed him. last night he was licking vegetarian refried beans off my fingers. maybe he is a vegetarian cat. ::)

Kathleen, i'm glad Sunshine made it thru her vet ordeal. poor little kitty.

Hi Candy, welcome. never been to Chicago, but i hear it's fun. i've only seen O'Hare. (but then airports are my life).

Rach, was the big storm ok? are you still there? :o

Emmi, that is neat that someone on Beaver Island heard of GB. the monarchy is really promoting the right kind of music there! :P[/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 05, 2006, 10:53:58 pm

Yes, nettie, I'm still here. I think the storms have gone, but i've thought that before during the course of the day.

Nettie, are you a vegetarian? I ask because I'm interested in trying a vegetarian lifestyle, but I need to find out more about it first.

I should try to sleep.

Have a great night all. This time next week, many of us will be together at FOFF!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on August 05, 2006, 11:02:47 pm

[color=Green]Rach, glad the storms didn't sweep you away. ;D
no, i'm not a vegetarian. i used to be one. i actually don't really like meat. i very rarely cook any meat. but once in a while i do have it. like every couple of month we will have a steak or in the winter i will make chicken soup (from scratch). i love fish. i could live on salmon or japanese food - sushi/sashimi.
we can talk about food next week. ;) i'm very opinionated about food and what is good for you. :)


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This time next week, many of us will be together at FOFF!


i just said that to my husband - next week this time we will all be together. :-*
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Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 05, 2006, 11:28:39 pm

I've thought several times during the day today that next week at this time, I'll be at FoFF! :D I'm very excited. Just trying to psych myself for the driving part. ::)

On the plus side, like Kathleen I'll be able to come without Aunt Flo since she is visiting me now.

I've been wandering around LJ reading/watching lots of Billy stuff. ;D

Really gotta get off to bed soon. I've been staying up too late. . . So, goodnight everyone.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 06, 2006, 04:15:34 pm

I realized yesterday that I am going WAY over board on the trip prep. This realization came to me while I was standing at the kitchen sink scrubbing the luggage name tags with Oxyclean. 8(

I think I need to back off a bit. What do you think? LOL

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 06, 2006, 06:19:29 pm

Scrubbing the luggage tags??? :o Sounds rather overboard to me. I don't plan to inspect anyone's luggage tags (and I certianly hope that no one intends to inspect mine :o). ;D

I just brought up my suitcase to start packing. I'm getting excited. And still nervous about the drive. A week from now, I should be driving back home. :'(

We went for a hike today that was pretty nice. It's been very dry so no mosquitoes which is a big win. It's also cooler today than it's been. Yay!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 06, 2006, 06:29:01 pm

Well, they were the tags from my old luggage. The new luggage only came with on real tag, so I saved the ones from the old luggage. It's still American Tourister. They were old and dirty so I scrubbed them. They look brand new now, but I DO think it may have gone a bit far. LOL

I am VERY worried about everyone who is driving. I know you are all excellent drivers, but you never know about the other guy. Take your time and be VERY careful!

I've only made a couple of long drives by myself and I always took lots of music. It kept me company. When I would drive to Columbia to take my certifications tests, I'd always be VERY nervous so I started playing relaxation tapes as I drove. It REALLY helped!

The hike sounds like fun. Jim and I LOVE hiking, but its WAY too hot here in the dead of summer. I'm glad it was cooler for you today.

I am still trying to decide what to put into what suitcase, so it will be handy on the train. Wednesday morning, I need to get fruit for snacks and a small can of Lysol.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Joanie on August 06, 2006, 11:28:42 pm

Hi everyone!! I hope you all had a great weekend!

I agree with Rach. For those who will be driving, please drive carefully. I'm so happy for those of you who are going to FOFF. Have a wonderful time. Is anyone taking a PC with them? I'd love to hear on the spot reports!!

Ciao bellas. Have a great week! :-* :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on August 06, 2006, 11:31:23 pm

[color=Green]Rach, i will want to inspect your luggage tags at FOFF. and they better be sparkling! ;D
Lysol?

my husband can consider himself lucky today that he did not come to an unfortunate end via spatula. he spent all day setting up his new laptop so that it will work on the internet. then he went to buy shrimp.

i did laundry, washed and vacuumed two cars, mowed the lawn, pulled weeds, watered all outside plants and grass, and made dinner and cleaned up. and all i asked him was to take the big lawn bag (full of weeds and grass clippings and kind of heavy) to the front of the house and he was moaning that he is busy and doesn't want to do it. :o give me my spatula NOW! >:(

maybe by FOFF, i will speak to him again. ;) [/color]


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 06, 2006, 11:34:16 pm

Chowling - I hope you two are speaking by then. Wow! You had a very busy day. I'm tired just reading about it. ;)

Joanie - I hope you had a great weekend too! :) We will miss you next week. No chance for a last minute addition to our happy little group, is there? ;D I think there will be at leat one or two laptops there. I'm not sure whether or not I will bring mine. Hubby's a little hesitent about the idea. ::)

Off to bed soon. Have a good night everyone! :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: blueangel21 on August 06, 2006, 11:43:38 pm

Hi everyone! Have a great time at FOFF!!! :-* Please do fill us (who won't be able to come) in and TAKE LOTS OF PICTURES!

Yes... Drive carefully to all those who will be driving.

Hope someday I'll get the chance to meet you all face to face. Enjoy, sisters! :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 06, 2006, 11:46:11 pm

Thanks, Blue Angel. So nice to see you here. :-* And I, too, wish you could be at FOFF. I'm sure we're going to have a wonderful time and we'll be sure to post pics.


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 06, 2006, 11:46:47 pm

Mainly I am here to apologize for not being here. ::) Ever since we got back from Peru I am having trouble getting into a routine that allows me to do email, A&F and LJ. I was doing all that before Peru, not sure why I can't handle it now. Partly it might be because hubby is home all the time now since he can't work with his injury. He is a sweetie and I love having him around but it does give me less fun time.

I can't comment on everything, much as I would like to, so I will just comment on the couple of things that jumped out at me.

Chowling, do make up with your hubby before FOFF. It would be rather awkward for the rest of us if you two aren't speaking. ;D

Celebrian, unfortunately, Aunt Flo is supposed to visit me FOFF weekend. >:(

Good night everyone. I will try to pop in more! I miss chatting with all of you on a regular basis. Although next weekend I can chat with most of you in person! :D

Oh, welcome, Candy. Always love having new people!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 06, 2006, 11:55:13 pm

Yeesh! I can't get everything done either....and I haven't been on a trip to Peru! ::)


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: blueangel21 on August 07, 2006, 12:07:07 am

[quote author=Yeux de bleu link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=315#msg1031588 date=1154922371]
Thanks, Blue Angel. So nice to see you here. :-* And I, too, wish you could be at FOFF. I'm sure we're going to have a wonderful time and we'll be sure to post pics.
[/quote]

Thanks, Yeux. I really miss being here. :) Well, you are a mod, aren't you? ;) Busy, busy, busy...

Nettie... what's up with that spat and a spatula? ??? Yep, do make up before you go ok? I think you'll enjoy your time more. ;D Oh my, you are one hardworking gal!! :o

Hello, Rose. Sorry that you still can't get back to your old routine but glad to hear that you get to spend more time with hubby. I wish that could have been under better conditions though. :-\

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on August 07, 2006, 12:08:49 am

Hi all!

Wow Chowling! You got a lot done today. I hope your hubby doesn't have spatula shaped bruises all over him when he comes to FOFF. ;D Men can be such babies sometimes. :P

Rose, I can understand how having hubby around changes your schedule. When my husband was home for a week a while back, I couldn't get anything done that I usually do. I'm sure you'll get back to a schedule after FOFF, hubby goes back to work, and you start school. For now, just go with the flow. :)

Hi Blue Angel and Joanie! Hopefully we can send pictures from Iowa.

I spent a lot of time cleaning today, and working on a playlist for our get-together. I got my suitcase out and put some clothes in it. It's hard for me to think of my family being here without me. I've never left them for this many days. I know my husband can manage, but I worry. Especially with the new kitty, who has to take medicine for her cold. I'll have to make hubby charts for when everyone gets medicine. :P
And the fact that I start work on the Monday after I get back is making me anxious.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 07, 2006, 12:17:49 pm

My hubby would need MEGA CHARTS, Kathleen! I am the organizer in the family. He's a bit helpless when it comes to the running the home part.
Nettie, Jim did all that stuff at our house on Saturday because i was scrubbing luggage tags! LOL They are now pristine, I'll have you know! Please make up with your hubby!

The Lysol is for the bathroom in the train.Our Deenan has described it in trembling detail. Unfortunately, I couldn't find a small spray can so I had to get antibacterial wipes.

Remind me to pack a spatula, just in case...

I'd better go get lunch. I have phone calls to make this afternoon. I hate making phone calls....

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 07, 2006, 03:20:08 pm

Hi everyone. My hubby is still seriously considering taking the kids camping (like 6 hours from here) this weekend while I am gone. I really don't like the idea. I thought we'd go the weekend after FoFF all together. But, I suppose we'll see. I'm not making lists for him or anything. I think he can handle things. And, maybe come to appreciate a little more what I do every day. But I digress. ;)

Kathleen - I am getting quite anxious about the whole drive (and drive back) which is far more driving than I've ever done alone. But, at least I don't have to work Monday. I'm sure you (and I) will be fine, though.

Rose - Sorry about AF's timing. >:(

I should go do a few other things. But, I wanted to pop in and say Hi! So, Hi everyone! :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: mumi on August 07, 2006, 03:51:02 pm

Hello ladies!

I am busy whit packing down, we drive this Friday to Spain so I am stress,but I will only say hello to all you. :D

loves.
mumi

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 07, 2006, 10:11:58 pm

Have a wonderful time in Spain, mumi.

Celebrian and Kathleen -- I'm sure you'll be fine on your driving alone trips. Just take rest stops occasionally to break up the trip. It won't seem so long then.

I didn't scrub my luggage tags....I just made new ones. ;D


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on August 07, 2006, 11:00:06 pm

Mumi, have a great time on your trip. Will you post some pictures for us on your LJ? :)

I spent the day running errands, cleaning, packing, and ironing.
Yeux, I will definitely make frequent stops during my drive. Lots of coffee, too, and music. :D

Sunshine is sitting on my lap. I'm trying to type sideways, so she won't jump off. ;D

I'm not sure what to think of this ban on the forum of pictures of a certain person. It's sad. :-\

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 07, 2006, 11:38:39 pm

Mumi - Have a great time on your trip. Friday sounds like a big travel day for a bunch of us. ;D

Yeux - I'm sure I'll take breaks, but I'm sure it will still seem long. It's actually more mileage than we covered in any one day on our 5 week trip. Of course, with just me it will be a bit easier and I won't need quite as many potty stops. ;)

Kathleen - I don't actually drink coffee (or anything caffeinated), so I can't depend on that. So, I really need to make sure to get some sleep. Speaking of which. . . *looks at time* *scowls* Awww Sunshine. :D

I met the new neighbor behind our house. (Well, the mom anyway.) My kids have met their kids before. They have a daughter a couple of months older than my girls and a 2yo son. Hopefully, this will lead to some nice playdates. :D We also had the new guy in hubby's department and his daughter over for dinner. They are working on moving and his wife and son didn't come this time.

Sorry it has come to the need for a ban. Seems rather sad, but I can understand that the mods needed to do it. :-\

Really gotta run. G'night all.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: mumi on August 08, 2006, 06:14:06 am

Hello ladies!

Kathleen:thank you, yes I will post pictueres in my LJ.

Celebrian and Yeux: thank you the is true Friday sounds like a big travel day for many of us. ;D

Can all of you have a WONDERFUL TIME TOGETHER :-*

loves.
mumi

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Plutonic on August 08, 2006, 08:07:54 am

Hello!
Celebrian very kindly pointed me in the direction of this thread. :) I knew there must be one for Ďolder fansí somewhere Ė I just didnít know where to look!

By way of introduction, Iíll post the same as I did on the ĎNewbiesí thread Ė so apologies if youíve read it before.

Iím Diane, Iím 46 but donít feel it (mentally, anyway! ;) ) and I live in the county of Leicestershire, UK. (Thatís pronounced ĎLester-sheerí, BTW). Iíve been married for 24 years (Silver Wedding next April!!) and have 2 wonderful daughters aged 20 and 16. :) I work full-time in an office, but wish I didnít have to. :(

I love reading and Astrology, but most of all, music. My tastes are pretty varied, though not nearly as eclectic as Elijahís. What really gets me going is melodic hard rock/metal. 8) My favourite band is Metallica Ė who Elijah once dissed in an interview!! :o Clearly the boy hasnít heard enough Metallica, and needs to be locked a in room with them playing full blast for 24 hours. ;) ;) That should cure him...... ;D

Um, what else? I used to go circle dancing, but had surgery on my knee last year thatís put paid to that. :( Iíve been a vegetarian since the age of 24. My favourite foods are fresh baked bread, spring onions and treacle tart, though preferably not all at the same time. ;)

I was aware of Elijah as a child-actor of considerable talent, but, like so many of us, it wasnít until Lord of the Rings that I really became a fan. I swear he hypnotised me through the screen with those amazing, beautiful eyes!! ;D

I note that my Ďmeeting Elijahí thread has been locked because of the new Elijah/relationship discussion ban. Itís sad, but I perfectly understand why the mods have concluded that a (hopefully temporary) ban is the best course of action at the moment. Nobody wants to have ill-feeling and arguments on a fan forum, and Iím sure the mods are sick to death of trying to keep the peace!

I see lots of you are preparing for a big get-together. :) Iíve met up with Ďposting buddiesí from an Internet (non-Elijah) fan forum in the past, and it was wonderful to meet people in person. You feel like you know them already, which is great. :) I hope you all have a wonderful time together!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nuke33 on August 08, 2006, 11:16:12 am

Big welcome to our newest members, Plutonic and Candy!
It's so nice to have you gals with us :) Hope you enjoy the thread as much as we do. You'll find lots of wonderful and interesting ladies here ;)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 08, 2006, 02:18:00 pm

Welcome, Plutonic and Candy! New "faces" are always MOST welcome!

I leave tomorrow night for FOFF...WOW! I can't beleive it is really happening. I can't beleive it's really here.

Most of the packing is done. I cleaned today, did four loads of laundry, scrubbed both bathrooms, straightened and mopped the kitchen,. I also wrote a bit. I typed up our itinerary and sent it to all the usual suspects. I'm charging the camera batteries and just finished putting all the necessary travel info in a spiral bound notebook to take along.
I still need to tag all the bags and do a little ironing. I'll get Jim to pack tonight so all we will have to do tomorrow night is put the last minute things in the overnight bag I'll take with me on the train.

I think I'm finally on top of it. I need to go to the grocery store tomorrow for some fruit to take a long and I think we're ready.

This has been quite an experience so far, and we haven't even left the station! LOL I can ony imagine what's to come.

I think the whole bann thing is sad, but necessary. Some people seem to need to mature a bit about certain subjects, and that is disheartening for the others. However, i have modded a couple of times elsewhere and even have my own small board and I sympathize TOTALLY with the staff. This is supposed to be fun time. I commend the mods and admins here for all they have done in this area.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 08, 2006, 02:37:35 pm

Welcome Plutonic! Glad you found us! :D I'm sure you'll like it here.

Thanks Mumi - I'm sure we will. Can't wait to see your Spain pics! :)

Hi Nuke!

Rach - Wow, you have gotten lots done! I can't believe you leave tomorrow. It's coming up so quickly now. Yay! :D Can't wait until Friday! I picked up maps of Iowa and the city of Des Moines at AAA today, so I'm getting myself ready too.

Off to get some lunch for me and maybe a bit more for the kids. Back later.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 08, 2006, 09:08:44 pm

Yay! Glad you found us, Plutonic. Welcome! Sounds as though you'll fit in perfectly here.

If you want to check the ELF thread, I posted my photo with Sean. I asked Joanie to be in it, too.

It's Joanne/Sean/Jo Ann.....aka a "Samwich." ;D


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 08, 2006, 09:19:46 pm

Hi,
WOuld someone please be kind and save Sean? I can't until someone else posts. Thank you!

Well, we leave for FOFF tomorrow night. I still can't believe it. We've made as many arrangements as we could, covered our bets, and double checked. Now, it's all up to the trains.

I don't know how much I'll be on tomorrow. I still have a list of things to do. But if I don't see you again, I'll see many of you Friday.

Safe journeys to all!

Meet you in Des Moines!

Hugs,
Rach


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 08, 2006, 09:42:33 pm

*rushes over with life preserver to save Sean*

Have a WONDERFUL trip! See you in Des Moines! Wheeee!


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: deenan on August 08, 2006, 09:56:56 pm

hey there!

i know...i know.... i've been neglecting this thread, but i'm sure you know why. :P

anywoo, i'm really excited about this coming weekend. not only do i get away from that job, but i get to hang out with those i've met before and meet those i haven't. i'm so looking forward to seeing everyone!

i wanted to bring my scrapbook from this years ELF, but i just can't manage that along with the other 2 i want to bring with one carry on and my purse.

i've been meaning to email you rach, but my scrapbooks are more like memory books. i'm not as creative with mine as you are with yours. i just like to look at the memories ya know? ;)

everyone have a safe and fun trip and if i don't get back here, i'll see you in des moines.

hasta la vista baby :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 08, 2006, 10:01:58 pm

Have a good trip, Dee, but I KNOW I'll be talking with you before Friday. ;D

*can't believe this is really happening*




Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 08, 2006, 10:51:49 pm

Ahhhhh! The excitement is building. People are getting ready to leave. I have done some packing (and meant to do more today, but alas. . .). I can't believe that 3 days from now I will be hanging out with a bunch of you. Yay! :D

Tuesday nights during the summer there are community events down by the river here. We went tonight and went on rides in a horse-drawn carriage and in a motorized model steam train thing. Two of the kids did crafts, they all got balloons and we got some fudge and some popcorn (which took FOREVER!). There was also live music. It was country which isn't really my thing, but that was OK. I saw a bunch of people I know which isn't too surprising in a small community. I also saw the mayor and our state representative, but we didn't talk to them. ;D

I really plan to logoff earlier tonight, so if I don't get back here, have a great night everyone! :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 08, 2006, 10:57:31 pm

.... have a great night everyone!

I'm trying, but as the Pennsylvania Dutch say, "The hurrier I go, the behinder I get." ::)


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on August 08, 2006, 11:09:27 pm

[color=green]wow, it's quite the warzone out there beyond these well-protected borders - stepping over all the dead or half-crazed bodies outside of this forum. ::)

Rach, my husband may not bring his laptop because he has it set up for other ventures currently. i will bring the ORC cds - they should play maybe on your laptop?

have a safe trip. see you there! ;D [/color]


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It's Joanne/Sean/Jo Ann.....aka a "Samwich.


LOL! :D

hi Plutonic! :)


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Ahhhhh! The excitement is building. People are getting ready to leave.


[color=Green]Celebrian, yea, you can feel it in the air. :)

i think we have to get up at like 4 am Friday. plane leaves at 7am. United better have coffee. :P[/color]



Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 08, 2006, 11:13:21 pm

[quote author=chowling link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=345#msg1031947 date=1155092967]
i think we have to get up at like 4 am Friday. plane leaves at 7am. United better have coffee. :P[/quote]

What??? No Starbucks at SeaTac? :o


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on August 08, 2006, 11:20:11 pm

[quote author=Yeux de bleu link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=345#msg1031949 date=1155093201]
[quote author=chowling link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=345#msg1031947 date=1155092967]
i think we have to get up at like 4 am Friday. plane leaves at 7am. United better have coffee. :P[/quote]

What??? No Starbucks at SeaTac? :o
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[color=Green]
oh Starbucks will be an option! ;D[/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: elflvr04 on August 09, 2006, 12:47:48 am

Hey everybody!*waves* I haven't been here for a while because I am currently thinking of replacing my dh with a 7 foot blonde German pro basketball player.Those who go to my lJ know of whom I speak but let's just say I am watching all the pro basketball I can these days and when the new season starts i hope to be buying tickets to one of the games to see him live.Of course dh is against it but he will be driving us there.

I hope you guys have fun in Des Moines.Wish I could be there.Dh decided that he would take us to Disneyland next week(of course it ties in with a work function)before my son goes back to school.We will miss the open house night for my son's school but they neve told anybody when it was.I had to call my mommy friend and she told me because she called someone else. ::) I see the PTA is working in full force again this year.So we will be spending more money we don't really have but I will get to go to the revamped Pirates ride(I heard the lines have been really long since they added Johnny) with my kids so that will be fun.

My mom is coming out from Raleigh on the 31st for the first time since we moved here.She already has an agenda for my kids.She is really good with them though.I don't have to worry they will be spoiled like they usually are with my mil.

I just read all the stuff about not posting the pam/lij stuff. :o What was that all about?When I stopped coming here it wasn't that bad.I still see people online talking bad about her.They don't even know her.Damn,I guess I shouldn't be mentioning it here.Good job on the mods to nip that in the bud. ;D

If I'm not here before you guys leave have a safe trip and party for me.Take lots of pics and come back safe.Love you all! :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: candygirl75 on August 09, 2006, 12:55:28 am

[quote author=nuke33 link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=330#msg1031832 date=1155050172]
Big welcome to our newest members, Plutonic and Candy!
It's so nice to have you gals with us :) Hope you enjoy the thread as much as we do. You'll find lots of wonderful and interesting ladies here ;)
[/quote]

[color=Purple]Thanks ladies!!
Hello Plutonic (fellow new "oldie"). Now that I have read your post, I feel compelled to write more. Here's some...As you know I'm Candy, I've been married for 9 years to my high school sweetheart (my hero) and we have one son, he's 6. I'm a Physical Therapist Assistant by profession however my real passion is for writing, in particular screenwriting. I am currently writing a Drama. As far as Elijah goes...my first memory of him is in Back to the Future II BUT...when I was around 14 or so, it was Avalon that burnt him into my mind. Coupled by his performance and those eyes :o, I remember saying "this is a gifted boy and we will see great things from him". I believe many more "great things" are to come from him. The only thing that is different is that he's a man and not that cute "boy" anymore! ;)
Anyway ladies, nice to be here. I hope you all have a wonderful time at your gathering. Maybe next year I'll get to meet some of you.
Drive, fly, bus or train carefully ladies!! ;)[/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: blueangel21 on August 09, 2006, 03:05:02 am

Hello Diane and Candy! :) Welcome to the Older Ladies Thread!!! :-*

I'm sure you'll enjoy it here. In such a weird, vast place like the Internet, we're so fortunate to have found a place where we can freely share about our daily lives, Elijah/Sean/other LOTR cast happenings and just about anything under the sun. Still, many have become RL friends so hope you stick around.

Have a safe trip, Mumi! :)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 09, 2006, 09:32:43 am

Nettie, your cds should play fine. No worries. If there are problems, which there shouldn't be, you will have a techie in the house!

I hope to get one GOOD group pic while we are there and maybe a little hello video to post to the gals back here. *IF* everyone agrees, of course. (I can blur out a face or two.)

I really shouldn't be here. The ironing board is calling my name....

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 09, 2006, 02:06:10 pm

[quote author=Storyteller link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=345#msg1032012 date=1155130363]
I really shouldn't be here. The ironing board is calling my name....
[/quote]

I only have a moment too. But, I did want to say that if my ironing board was calling my name, I'd find that very disturbing! ;D

Hi elflvr - Long time no see! :D

Hi to everyone else. Gotta run. A friend and her son arrive shortly. . .

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 09, 2006, 02:24:15 pm

Yes, we're going to have to grab some waiters, hotel employees, etc. to take group pics so we can ALL be in some of them.

The video's a great idea, Rach.

Candy and Diane....welcome aboard this sometimes wacky, but always interesting, thread. ;D

As far as Elijah goes...my first memory of him is in Back to the Future II BUT...when I was around 14 or so, it was Avalon that burnt him into my mind. Coupled by his performance and those eyes , I remember saying "this is a gifted boy and we will see great things from him".

That's exactly what happened to me after I saw him in "The Good Son"....my first Elijah movie. I've followed his career ever since.

I believe many more "great things" are to come from him.

So do I -- definitely!






Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: ladyluck on August 09, 2006, 02:39:44 pm

Hi ladies, hows it going. Sounds like some of you are embarking on a wonderful adventure, well have fun and be safe, and make some great memories! Will you be posting any pic's on here later?

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 09, 2006, 02:46:16 pm

[quote author=ladyluck link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=345#msg1032059 date=1155148784]
Will you be posting any pic's on here later?
[/quote]
Oh, you can count on that...and in our LJs, too. All of us who are going to Des Moines have LJs.




Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: ladyluck on August 09, 2006, 02:58:25 pm

Oh , that sounds good Yeux de bleu, so will there be links to the LJs as well then? I will have to make sure I look in here again next week.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 09, 2006, 03:06:49 pm

[quote author=ladyluck link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=345#msg1032079 date=1155149905]
.....so will there be links to the LJs as well then? I will have to make sure I look in here again next week.[/quote]
Well, I don't think any of us are going to post photos of ourselves or each other in unlocked entries. Do you have an LJ? You'd need one of your own, plus being added to our friends lists in order to see the photos at our LJs.

If you don't have one, you could set one up while we're all away. Just go here http://www.livejournal.com/


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: ladyluck on August 09, 2006, 03:26:35 pm

Not into the LJ thing myself, photobucket is enough for me right now, so thanks anyway Yeux de bleu for the info. and I will still come back again to look in on you all, if thats okay :)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 09, 2006, 03:37:05 pm

Of course it's OK....you're welcome here anytime. We will probably post a few photos here, too.


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: ladyluck on August 09, 2006, 03:48:42 pm

Thanks again, well got to go and get ready for work, see you around sometime. bye bye

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on August 09, 2006, 05:00:59 pm

Hi everyone! I came on here last night, and then got distracted by iTunes. I never got back here to post!


Ladyluck, I hope you'll be able to see some of the pictures from this weekend. maybe we can PM them to you, if we don't want to post them on the forum.

It's good to see you here elfie. Welcome Candy and Diane. This is a fun place!

I really should be packing, but I wanted to check in here. I shouldn't be here tonight, but I may not be able to resist.
:)
I'm leaving at about 9 AM tomorrow.

If I don't get back here tonight, I'll see some of you Friday! And Nuke and Lilly on Thursday! :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 09, 2006, 10:28:50 pm

Thanks ladyluck! I'm sure there will be some pics posted!

Lovely Rita - I didn't realize that your ambition was to be a Meter Maid. ;) Anyway, I hope your drive goes well tomorrow and two days from now we'll be together. WooHoo!

I've managed to get some more packing/organizing done, so I'm feeling a bit better about that. Not quite done yet, but I don't feel as completely unprepared as I did earlier.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 09, 2006, 10:35:43 pm

Are we a hopeless bunch, or what? We should all be doing other things, yet here we are...unable to stay away. ::)

At least I don't feel like the only "addict" anymore. ;D

Lovely Rita? *snort* Sounds like a porno star, or maybe a stripper 8) ....OK, I'll stop. But I'm really looking forward to the story behind the name change. ;)




Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on August 09, 2006, 11:05:46 pm

[quote author=Celebrian link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=360#msg1032105 date=1155176930]


Lovely Rita - I didn't realize that your ambition was to be a Meter Maid. ;)

[/quote]

Yes, I'd be a meter maid if I could get Paul McCartney to sing about me!
Yeux ;D Porn star? Stripper? It's from a Beatles song. You know- Lovely Rita, meter maid. :D

I think I'm ready to go tomorrow. I just need to look over my map again, and get a good nights sleep. I'm sure something will pop up in the morning that I forgot to do. :P

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 09, 2006, 11:09:30 pm

Kathleen....or should I say Lovely Rita ;D...I can't wait to hear the story behind your name change. ;)

It has been so many days since I was here that I won't try to comment except to welcome Candy and Diane. After FOFF I will (should!) be able to keep up with comments and be a more faithful member here again!

Two more days!!!!!!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 09, 2006, 11:11:13 pm

[quote author=Lovely Rita link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=360#msg1032110 date=1155179146]
Yes, I'd be a meter maid if I could get Paul McCartney to sing about me!
Yeux ;D Porn star? Stripper? It's from a Beatles song. You know- Lovely Rita, meter maid. :D[/quote]

Oh, OK. ;D I've never been a big Beatles fan, so I'm not familiar with that song.


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on August 09, 2006, 11:18:07 pm

[quote author=Yeux de bleu link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=360#msg1032113 date=1155179473]
[quote author=Lovely Rita link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=360#msg1032110 date=1155179146]
Yes, I'd be a meter maid if I could get Paul McCartney to sing about me!
Yeux ;D Porn star? Stripper? It's from a Beatles song. You know- Lovely Rita, meter maid. :D[/quote]

Oh, OK. ;D I've never been a big Beatles fan, so I'm not familiar with that song.


[/quote]

That's okay. I'll play it for you this weekend. :)

I'm going to go finish up a few things, and then get to bed. I can't believe it's almost here! Remember when we started planning this last fall? It seemed so far away then. I'm so excited!
I hope I can sleep tonight.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 09, 2006, 11:23:18 pm

I'm off for the night too. I need to sleep tonight and tomorrow night to be ready for driving Friday. I have Benadryl at the ready in case I get insomnia. . . ::)

I can't believe it either Kathleen/Lovely Rita! :D I'll see you in less than 2 days!!! WooHoo! :D

Goodnight all.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 09, 2006, 11:24:24 pm

Rita is a lovely name, Kathleen, though I think I will always think of you as Kathleen. That just suits you. :D I know what you mean about not sleeping. I am sure I will be that way tomorrow. I won't be able to go to the hotel until Friday afternoon but I might give you a call tomorrow evening just to see if you and Nuke and Lilly all made it okay.

Edit: Hi Celebrian. We posted at the same time.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nuke33 on August 09, 2006, 11:29:05 pm

[quote author=Rose link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=360#msg1032120 date=1155180264]
Rita is a lovely name, Kathleen, though I think I will always think of you as Kathleen. That just suits you. :D I know what you mean about not sleeping. I am sure I will be that way tomorrow. I won't be able to go to the hotel until Friday afternoon but I might give you a call tomorrow evening just to see if you and Nuke and Lilly all made it okay.

[/quote]

So sweet :-* Can't wait to see you and everyone on Friday(yay!)

Enough dilly-dallying, I must pack!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: LillyAsh1717 on August 09, 2006, 11:44:20 pm

I'm so nervous. I know I shouldn't be, it's not much of a trip for me. Things have been falling apart with my plans. My daughter is in a superstart program for 3 weeks before school starts and her dad has to do a lot more picking up and dropping off then he is used to. She goes a t 9am til 11am and then she goes to Kids club. And someone needs to pick her up there. I'm just hoping everything goes smooth for the people taking care of her. She also seems to be getting sick. :-\ I almost just thought I'll just take her with me. Then I wouldn't be able to just be a girls night out thing. Her dad and I got into it also because he is wondering what I'll be doing in Des Moines. Typical male. ::) I definitely need some support.
Lilly

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on August 09, 2006, 11:50:59 pm

[quote author=Rose link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=360#msg1032120 date=1155180264]
Rita is a lovely name, Kathleen, though I think I will always think of you as Kathleen. That just suits you. :D
[/quote]

[color=Green]Rose, you think that now. wait till you meet that one. ;D ;)

Kathleen, really, you want to be a meter maid? you think there will be parking meters in Des Moines? ;D

Lilly, i hope your daughter will be ok while you are gone.[/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: LillyAsh1717 on August 09, 2006, 11:54:34 pm

[quote author=chowling link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=360#msg1032126 date=1155181859]
[quote author=Rose link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=360#msg1032120 date=1155180264]
Rita is a lovely name, Kathleen, though I think I will always think of you as Kathleen. That just suits you. :D
[/quote]

[color=Green]Rose, you think that now. wait till you meet that one. ;D ;)I'm her roomie! What about that one? :o

Kathleen, really, you want to be a meter maid? you think there will be parking meters in Des Moines? ;D

Lilly, i hope your daughter will be ok while you are gone.[/color]
[/quote]I'm just having pretrip anxiety. ::)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on August 10, 2006, 12:10:32 am

[color=Green]Lilly, you are Rita's roomie? hmmm :o

;) she really is lovely - nothing to be concerned about. :-X :D we don't want your anxiety to escalate. [/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 10, 2006, 12:21:07 am

[quote author=LillyAsh1717 link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=360#msg1032124 date=1155181460]
Her dad and I got into it also because he is wondering what I'll be doing in Des Moines. Typical male. ::) I definitely need some support.
[/quote]
Well, just tell him you're going to be gabbing non-stop with nine other women the entire weekend. ;D Which is the truth! He should lose interest pretty fast. :D

Have a good trip....and please God....don't let your daughter get sick. Not now.




Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 10, 2006, 01:23:54 pm

Rose - Sorry I missed you last night. If you do talk to the ladies at the hotel this evening, could you (or one of them if they ahve internet access) let us know that they all arrived safely too? I'm sure we'd all like to know that.

Lilly - Sorry about the anxiety, but I do understand. I hope that your daughter is not sick and that everything works out with your plans. Can't wait to meet you tomorrow! (Gosh I love saying that! ;D)

Chowling - Is there something about Lovely Rita that you've eben keeping from teh rest of us??? :o ;D

Yeux - Gabbing non-stop. Us? What makes you think so? ;D

I can't wait to see you tomorrow. And, I've been enjoying saying that a few times so far today. :D

Tomorrow, tomorrow. I love ya, tomorrow. You're only a day away!

The one bummer this morning was waking up to the radio talking about the new airline security because of terrorist threats on UK to US flights. Is that why Deenan said Duvetlover can't come? Was she flying today or tomorrow and had the flight cancelled or something? Take care all and I hope this doesn't cause too much trouble to those of you who are flying.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Plutonic on August 10, 2006, 04:30:24 pm

Hello all Ė thank you for the lovely warm welcome. :)

Yeux - love your ĎSamwichí pic! :)

Candy Ė Hello, fellow Ďnew oldieí!

Ironing.....Hmm, on the non-Elijah site I post at, the makeup is about 75% Americans and 25% UK/European, and it got to be a standing joke that the Brits and Europeans were always ironing whilst the Americans said they hardly ever ironed and some professed to iron so rarely they couldnít remember where the iron was. So, seeing as how you Americans donít strike me as a particularly crumpled nation........ were they having us on? Are you all over there slaving away on your ironing boards....or do you just send most of it out to the local laundry? ;)
(Personally, I like ironing.... but only if I can watch an Elijah film at the same time. The drool on the fabric does get to be a bit of a problem at times, though.... ;D )

OK, showing my extreme ignorance here Ė what does ĎFOFFí stand for? ĎFriends of Frodoí? ĎFreaky Old Female Fansí? ;) ĎFantastic Official Frodo Fanclubí?

Well, Iím feeling excited and Iím not even going to FOFF! Have you all met up before, or is it a first time for some of you? Iím sure youíll have a wonderful time ands I look forward to reading your accounts and seeing your photos (maybe? Ė donít really understand about LJís yet!) when you get back. Safe - and hopefully not too security-measure-delayed - journeys to you all!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on August 10, 2006, 06:05:59 pm

[quote author=Celebrian link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=375#msg1032201 date=1155230634]
The one bummer this morning was waking up to the radio talking about the new airline security because of terrorist threats on UK to US flights. Is that why Deenan said Duvetlover can't come? Was she flying today or tomorrow and had the flight cancelled or something? Take care all and I hope this doesn't cause too much trouble to those of you who are flying.
[/quote]

[color=Green]our flight leaves at 7am and we were going to be at the airport at 5:30 am. now, i think we will have to be at the airport at like 4:30 am. and we will have to check our luggage which we didn't have to do before. can't even carry on a lipstick now. but as long as the planes are on time, i can deal with it. and the laptop is definitely staying home now. the less hassle, the better.

Plutonic, FOFF stands for Fellowship of the Forum Friends.[/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 10, 2006, 06:12:15 pm

[quote author=Celebrian link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=375#msg1032201 date=1155230634]
The one bummer this morning was waking up to the radio talking about the new airline security because of terrorist threats on UK to US flights. Is that why Deenan said Duvetlover can't come? Was she flying today or tomorrow and had the flight cancelled or something? Take care all and I hope this doesn't cause too much trouble to those of you who are flying.[/quote]

Yeah, I heard about the increased security, too. It seems some people were apprehended who were going to mix liquids and gels ON a plane between the UK and the US to make a bomb. Consequently, no liquids can be in carry-ons. There goes my strawberry flavored Disani bottled water. ::) I guess I'll just have to drink airline water if I get thirsty....gagggg!

Plutonic -- I LOVE to iron. Maybe you and I are the only ones. ::)

FOFF stands for Fellowship of Forum friends. Ten of us from A & F decided last year we'd like to meet in real life, so here we are....a year later, doing just that. Yes, some of us have met each other at other events. But none of us has met everyone.

I love your "Freaky Old Female Fans" for FOFF. What a hoot....and unfortunately, probably true. ;D

I just took down my FOFF countdown ticker. :'( Sad to see it go after looking at it for so long. But that means tomorrow I get to see many of you. :o ;D :-*

There is high speed Internet access at the hotel, so hopefully Kathleen or Nuke will check in with us later.

Edit: the following ariticle is on my AOL home page. I guess I'd better do another check of what's in my carry-on bag. *bah humbug*

http://articles.news.aol.com/news/_a/britain-thwarts-plot-to-bomb-us-bound/20060810015209990001?ncid=NWS00010000000001

Nettie -- No lipstick either? :o




Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 10, 2006, 07:00:22 pm

I'm on the phone with Kathleen at the hotel. Her trip went very smoothly, no driving problems. Nuke hasn't arrived yet, so she said she's going to take a nap. :D

Also, apparently Tamzin emailed that she is NOT coming. Kathleen said she was certain I was listed in the email address line, but I didn't get the email.




Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 10, 2006, 09:55:19 pm

Just talked to Kathleen, too. She and Nuke were wandering around down town Des Moines. Celebrian, I didn't see your note here until after I talked to Kathleen so I didn't ask her about Internet access. I will call the hotel and send you an email about it.

Edit: Boy, it's quiet around here. You would think everyone was getting ready to go on a trip or something. ;D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 10, 2006, 10:00:58 pm

The hotel does have high speed Internet access. I already checked.


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 10, 2006, 10:07:01 pm

Glad to hear that Nuke has arrived safely too. Any update from Lilly? I thought she was arriving today too.

I actually knew there was internet access at the hotel, but I wasn't positive they had their laptops or whatever.

I think I have pretty much everything ready to go. Somehow that makes me a little nervous. I keep wondering what I'm forgetting. ;D

It's kind of killing me that I have less than 40 pages left in a 661 page book and I'm not sure I can finish tonight. ::) I really need to get to bed early and get a good night's sleep before tomorrow.

See you tomorrow! :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on August 10, 2006, 10:13:48 pm

[color=Green]Kathleen & nuke are already there. that is so exciting! :D now i wish we would have flown out today. but Seatac was apparently such a giant mess today that it's good we didn't.

Yeux, in a Seatac article it said no make-up, so no lipstick. if they took my lipstick, i'ld be p*ssed. so it will get checked along with the shampoo and toothpaste, etc. ::)[/color]


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 10, 2006, 10:43:40 pm

[quote author=chowling link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=375#msg1032226 date=1155262428]
[color=Green]Kathleen & nuke are already there. that is so exciting! :D now i wish we would have flown out today. but Seatac was apparently such a giant mess today that it's good we didn't.

Yeux, in a Seatac article it said no make-up, so no lipstick. if they took my lipstick, i'ld be p*ssed. so it will get checked along with the shampoo and toothpaste, etc. ::)[/color][/quote]
Nettie, I talked to Kathleen and was wishing I'd left today, too....but not with the security mess. And I guess I'd better pack my toiletries kit. ::)

I'm talking to Deenan at the moment. She talked with Kerri who said NYC was a mess. She had to give up some stuff to security.



Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Joanie on August 10, 2006, 10:45:04 pm

Hey guys!! Sorry about the extra travel hassles. I hope everyone gets to Iowa all safe and sound!! Have a wonderful time ladies! I will miss you all dearly. :-* :-*

Please report back as soon as you can. Perhaps someone can post that all have arrived safely? That would be great!

Ciao bellas. :-* :-* :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on August 10, 2006, 10:58:44 pm

Joanie, we wish you were coming! :-[


Quote:
I'm talking to Deenan at the moment.


[color=green]tell her, it's almost happy hour! ;D like in 18 hours.

Celebrian, i'm sure you are not forgetting anything.
[/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 10, 2006, 11:05:32 pm

[quote author=chowling link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=375#msg1032230 date=1155265124]
tell her, it's almost happy hour! ;D like in 18 hours.
[/quote]
Shall I meet you in the hotel bar....repeat of ELF? ;D


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 10, 2006, 11:07:51 pm

Off to bed for a good night's sleep! G'Night all! :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 10, 2006, 11:11:26 pm

Sleep well. :-* See you in less than 24 hrs. Heading to bed myself.




Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on August 10, 2006, 11:40:55 pm

[quote author=Yeux de bleu link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=375#msg1032231 date=1155265532]
[quote author=chowling link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=375#msg1032230 date=1155265124]
tell her, it's almost happy hour! ;D like in 18 hours.
[/quote]
Shall I meet you in the hotel bar....repeat of ELF? ;D

[/quote]

yes, that is probably where we will be! ;D i will call someone on a cell when we have landed or checked in. so we can all figure out where to find each other. :)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 11, 2006, 12:25:46 am

Good night, all. I just folded four loads of laundry, packed all I can pack ahead of time, and painted my toe nails. Earlier in the evening I had a little "one-on-one" time with each child (except my teenager, who doesn't seem to need that any more). They aren't used to having me gone and some of them are taking it hard. But I think it will be good for the children. And hubby will really appreciate me when I get home again. ;D I am a little concerned about how hubby will handle the girl's hair. ::) They have long, curly hair that is hard to deal with. Please don't be too shocked at how they look when they show up at the hotel to meet you all. ;) And, if the children are wearing clothes that clash or don't fit right, remember that Mom was not home. :D


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 11, 2006, 08:43:24 am

Hi all. I didn't sleep well last night and I'm exhausted and not feeling great. So please everyone think good driving thoughts for me, OK?

I'm off to the car rental place in a moment, then home to pack the car and then get on the road. I don't think I'll be back online, so I'll see a bunch of you in a few hours! :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Joanie on August 11, 2006, 10:37:29 pm

Wow, I can hear my echo in here!! HAVE A GREAT TIME LADIES!! Please post some pics and comments as soon as you can. I MISS YOU ALL TERRIBLY!

Love and Kisses,
Joanie

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Caz on August 12, 2006, 06:39:10 am

I'm thinking of all of you, and I hope you're having a smashing time. :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 12, 2006, 09:50:24 am

Carina, I LOVE that avatar! It is SO TRUE and always makes me laugh!

I hope we don't get kicked out

I've been kicked out of better places. Ok, maybe they weren't BETTER places... LOL

Here I am, after suviving 48 hours on trains, a bomb scare in DC on Thursday, stalled cargo trains, and screaming temper tantrums by spoiled pre-adolescences, in the lobby of the hotel in Des Moines. Everyone is WONDERFUL! Just the nicest bunch of ladies (and gentleman) you would ever hope to meet. Jim and I walked into the lobby and I was caught in the freindliest hug s by someone I knew was Jo before I even looked.

The fun has already begun. Billy and Sean have been likened to fruit (Billy's a pomagranite (sp) and Sean is a Golden Delicious Apple), we have set up photo ops with one of the LOTR, who was pretty stiff, last I heard, and Jo has already been lost to the joys of high speed internet. LOL

Not a spatula yet to be seen but the weekend is young.

I should probably check my email and get back to the room. Hubby should be rising soon.

More later from your roving reporter!

Hugs to all! We wish you were here!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 12, 2006, 10:14:53 am

Just popping in to say good morning. Rose is in the shower and I'm taking a few minutes on the internet.

We miss you too Joanie! :D

My drive went better than I expected, so that was nice. And, then I arrived and since I was the only person that no one (other than Deenan) had seen a picture of, I walked up to the group and said Hi and most people just stared at me like "Who is she? Let's not look at her and maybe she'll go away and leave us alone." ;D I did make sure to identify myself and then we all had a great time. :D

Looking forward to more fun today. :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: frodomyhero on August 13, 2006, 09:42:04 am

Have a great weekend everyone....... let us know all about it. I can FEEL the energy!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm all ears and can't wait to hear............. and I miss ALL OF YOU!
Hi Joanie........ we'll wait and see but wish I could use a "transporter room" and beam myself there :-* :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on August 13, 2006, 04:28:25 pm

[color=Green]lovely, lovely weekend at FOFF! :)

and then today only nuke and i were left. in our depression, we swam to Starbucks - because it was pouring down rain. we swam back to the hotel and my cell phone rang. and it was Deenan who was to fly out today and her flight was cancelled. so she is coming back to the hotel.
sad for her about the flight. but we are thrilled that she will grace us once again with her presence. we are hiring a band for her arrival. ;D [/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Lith on August 13, 2006, 07:51:24 pm

[color=Navy]*sigh* How I wish I could have been there, and how glad I am for all of you! I hope you had a truly wonderful FOFF, and perhaps I can join you if there is a FOFF 2007. ;)

Wow, it's been a while since I've been on here, hasn't it? Before ELF, in fact. The ladies who were there know that, on Sunday evening, I got a call letting me know that my eldest grand had fallen and broken his arm pretty badly. He broke both bones in his forearm, just behind the wrist, and they buckled as well, so it was about an hour's ordeal just to set it, constantly rechecking by x-ray to be sure the bones were aligned properly. This happened on July 30th, and they finally put a cast on this Wednesday August 9th. It's been pretty hard on the poor kid (not to mention the rest of the family, lol) with him having to be soooo careful with it while it was just in a splint. And he's having to sit out the fall Little League season. :( But at least he seems to be doing okay, and the arm is healing.

Work has been busy as well, but that seems to be settling down a bit now, so at last - TA DA! - I'm back! ;D

Hope everyone has been doing well here... *hopeful look*[/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 13, 2006, 08:04:59 pm

Chowling was right - this was the most WONDERFUL of weekends! We had the most fun ever! EVER! Every one here was the VERY BEST!

Everyone in Des moines was SO nice to us! From the queens there greet us (yes real QUEENS!) to the people who replaced all the furniture we rearranged with alacrity, Iowans are the friendliest! I'm in a hotel room in Osceola waiting for the train home to leave tomorrow morning, and will write more when I get home, but I thought I might interest you with a few lines from the weekend.

1. "What are you doing with those spatulas? Been swatting flies?"
2. "TIARAS! We need tiaras!"
3. "Aw!!! That's WAY too easy!"
4. "Thank you for not wearing Prada."
5. "That would be...Edoras???"

And of course, the most important phrase to come out of the weekend...
[size=4]
"Default to Bilbo!"[/size]


More later.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 13, 2006, 09:23:30 pm

Hi all. Just wanted to let you know that I am home safe and sound. The drive went quicker today and I felt better doing it, so that was good.

I had the most wonderful time at FoFF. Everyone was so great and we had so much fun. :D I'm so thrilled that we planned it and it actually happened! :D

I haven't had anything to eat since breakfast other than snacking on one granola bar and some mini-rice cakes in the car (see Nettie, I don't always eat that much! ;D), so I'm off to get a bit to eat.

Is Deenan still there? Or was her flight rescheduled for this afternoon/evening?

Hi frodomyhero and Lith! :D It would have been wonderful to have you both there too. Maybe next year. . .

Thanks for the summary Rach! :D And, of course Default to Bilbo! Who else? ;D

And, now off to eat a bit and spend time with my family. :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 13, 2006, 09:48:09 pm

Celebrian,
I'm SO GLAD you arrived home safely and that the dreaded drive is now happily over!.


I'm getting a bit tired. I probably should go get some rest. Talk to you all sometime Wednesday!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on August 13, 2006, 11:37:33 pm

Rach, I hope you have a safe trip home.
Celebrian, I'm so glad you made it home safely, and that your drive went well.

I'm home and very, very tired. I had so much fun this weekend, but now it's back to RL. I have to go to work tomorrow and start the new school year.

I will definitely be back tomorrow night.
On the way home I was grinning to myself and remembering all the funny things that happened this weekend. That was after I stopped crying at having to leave you all. :'( ;D

I'm heading for bed. Goodnight all.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Joanie on August 14, 2006, 09:15:24 am

Hello ladies!! Glad to see that some of you are home safe and sound. Now waiting for the others!

So happy to know you all had a fantastic time. Please do elaborate on your quotes, Rach......Thanks!!! :-* :-*

Chat with you all later. :)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: deenan on August 14, 2006, 10:46:06 am

good to see everyone made it back home safely or on their way home. hang in there rach. it'll be over soon.

me? i'm still in des moines. ::) just as i was about to board on sunday, the flight was canceled due to mechanical problems. so i made the best of it by coming back to the hotel to hang out with nuke, chowling and her hubby. so i'm a day late, but one more day was enjoyed with my friends. nuke and i will be closing out our weekend here. maybe we should leave some sort of memento of it. i think the rose is still on the statue though. ;)

i had a wonderful time girls! next year joanie, you have to come. anyone who didn't come will have to. :)

till next time, and maybe from cleveland. ;)

hasta la vista baby :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Caz on August 14, 2006, 11:11:50 am

Thanks Rach :D It's so funny, isn't it? Whoever made it, is a genius! ;D

Hey, I'm glad everyone who's 'reported' back so far had a great time, I can really feel the excitement! :D

Dee, I hope you get home safe and sound, as well as everyone else. :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 14, 2006, 12:14:14 pm

Hi Everyone!!! :D :D :D Soooo glad you made it home safe and sound, Lovely Rita and Celebrian (I am trying to get back to calling you by your user names again!! ;D) Deenan, Rach told me your flight got cancelled. We also decided that with the four of you left at the hotel, there was probably a bit of partying last night. ;D

I agree with everyone else, it was a wonderful, wonderful weekend!. I can't remember ever enjoying a weekend as much as I enjoyed this one. Though I did really miss those of you who could not come. :'(

Rach called this morning to say that the train is delayed by four hours which will make them miss their connection in Chicago and they will probably have to wait 24 hours there....so she and Jim won't be home until a day or two after originally planned. I feel so badly for them. I am really glad she called or I would have probaly worried about her.

Yeux is here with me for a few days (looking over my shoulder as I write) and we are having a great time. She said to tell you that she really enjoyed going to Brown's Chapel especially meeting our close friends there) Just as the weekend seemed surreal (to actually be with all these dear friends from the Internet in person) it seems surreal to have Yeux actually in my house.

I will write more about the weekend later! Yeux says hi to everyone, too.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 14, 2006, 01:17:54 pm

Good morning all! I'm really tired today. The excitement has ended, adrenalin has stopped flowing copiously and all I want is a nap. But, anyway, popping in briefly.

Chowling is a favorite for the camera again and Deenan is there too. Look here:
http://www.theonering.net/scrapbook/group/1908/view/17913

Rach - Sorry about the delays and missed connection issues. I look forward to seeing you back here.

Deenan - Sorry for your cancelled flight, but I'm a bit jealous that you got to hang out more with some of the group. If you need a memento, maybe you should steal a tiara! ;D

Lovely Rita - So glad that you got home safely too. I hope work today is going OK.

Joanie - When I get around to posting my limericks and explanations for them, it should help with some of Rach's quotes.

Hi Carina - We really did have a wonderful time. :D And, I love your avatar too. ;D

Rose and Yeux - Glad you are still having a great time together (and just a bit jealous, too).

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 14, 2006, 01:29:22 pm

Hi all!

I just tried to check my email, but AOL is so slow I gave up. ::)

So sorry to hear about Rach and Deenan's travel problems. I'll be heading home Tuesday morning and keeping my finger crossed after hearing about your problems. Why was your flight cancelled, Deenan?

Well, if you see this, Rach, I have wonderful news. Rose now can upload photos to Photobucket. The problem was easily spotted. Her version of Windows is different from yours and mine and she doesn't have the copy/paste option in her tool bar when copying photos. She needs to right click to choose copy and paste. It was that simple, but I never thought of the Windows difference being the problem until I was actually on her computer.

I've shown her how to get the properties from a photo, highlight, copy and save the URL, make sub-albums and we'll probably do moving, making thumbnails and some other stuff later.

Some things are slower on her computer than mine because I have a much faster processor, but for the most part, her dial up speed is the same as mine.

Glad Rita and Celebrian got home OK. It's going to be difficult to go back to screen names again. I keep typing real names. :-X

Time for lunch, then we're going out for ice cream. Rose and/or I may be back later tonight.


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: frodomyhero on August 14, 2006, 06:10:20 pm

So so so glad you are all home safe and sound. :)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on August 14, 2006, 06:27:57 pm

Hi everyone! I had a frustrating first day at work. I may post/rant about it in my LJ later, after I take my son to karate. I'm pooped out. :-\

Deenan and Rach, I'm so sorry for your travel troubles. I hope you both get home safely. Rach, sounds like you have a long trip.

Celebrian, I want to thank you for those Wait,Wait CD's. They kept me awake on the drive home. They are very funny!

Yay! Rose can put photos in her photobucket account. How fast can you fill it up with Sean photos? ;) I'm so glad Rose and Yeux are having this time together.

Hi Frodomyhero! I will finish reading your email about your trip tonight. Thank you so much for sending it. :)

I had so much fun this weekend. It was hard to get my head in the right place for work. We must get together again, including those who weren't able to attend this time.
I may be back tonight, but I need to catch up on LJ (or at least try to).

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Caz on August 14, 2006, 06:34:32 pm

Thanks Celebrian! ;D

On a side note: Even though I've never met any of you (unfortunately :'( ) I often have to remind myself to type the username, instead of your real names; so I can imagine how hard it must be for you. ;D

Oh Yeux, you're spending some time together at Rose's, that's right! :D That's so great! :D Rose, I just want to take this opportunity to thank you for your travel letters, I WILL get back to you I promise. :-*

It's around midnight here, so I think I'll make it an early night *cough* and head to bed. ;)
I still have two papers to write and one paper to finish... ::)

I've been feeling a bit down this evening, but coming here has made me happy. :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on August 14, 2006, 06:37:56 pm

[color=Green]we landed in SeaTac at about 1pm. no delays. the Des Moines airport was a breeze, Denver and Seattle were busy. we are tired, and sad that it's over. we really must do this again! everyone was so wonderful. :-*

Rach, sorry about the trains. how frustrating!

Yeux, Deenan's flight was cancelled because nuke and i called the airline telling them not to let her leave - she must stay with us! :P well, not really, but we were happy to see her again. the plane i think had a hydrolic issue.

i'm glad you are having a lovely time with Rose. have a great lunch of ice-cream. :D we had ice-cream at the Denver airport.

Celebrian, i want to take a nap, too, but i'm too depressed that it is over. :-[ how did a bar picture get on TORN? weird.

Rita, lovely, lovely Rita - i hope your day at work won't be too bad.

i guess we posted around the same time. and your work day wasn't fun after all. maybe tomorrow will be better? [/color]


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on August 14, 2006, 06:49:18 pm

[quote author=chowling link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=405#msg1032774 date=1155595076]
[color=Green]



Celebrian, i want to take a nap, too, but i'm too depressed that it is over. :-[ how did a bar picture get on TORN? weird.

Rita, lovely, lovely Rita - i hope your day at work won't be too bad.

i guess we posted around the same time. and your work day wasn't fun after all. maybe tomorrow will be better? [/color]


[/quote]

Lets just say I wanted to whack my boss with a spatula! ::)
chowling, I'm glad you and your husband got home safely. I'm depressed too. I need to look at some pictures of us all having fun to cheer myself up.
I'll do that after I get back from taking my son into town. :)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 14, 2006, 07:59:19 pm

Just here for a minute while Yeux is packing. I am sorry it is kind of depressing for all of you to go back to the Real World. :-\ I have not quite had to go back to it yet since Yeux is here until tomorrow. Tomorrow I will catch up and comment. I miss all of you. :'( (Well, except Yeux, I won't miss her until tomorow ;D) We HAVE to do this again.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: deenan on August 14, 2006, 08:46:07 pm

one down. two more to go. i made it home finally. i hope rach and her hubby can find interesting things to do while they are stuck where ever they are. i know all about those train delays. :P

my flight went well this time around, but i suspect nuke's may be late. we hung out with each other at the airport. her flight left an hour after mine, but i saw that hers was delayed. but i'm sure she's winging back home right now.

i had a wonderful time, and though the blues haven't quite hit me yet, i know they will soon. especially after going through the photos taken over the weekend.

the memento that i left was:

FOFF WAS HERE

THANKS HOTEL FORT DES MOINES!

SORRY FOR ANY TROUBLES


i'm going to try to upload the pics taken over the weekend in a special album and share them with you so i guess i better get to it.

hasta la vista baby :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 14, 2006, 10:20:36 pm

Lovely Rita - So sorry you had a frustrating day at work. I hope tomorrow is better. I'm glad you enjoyed the Wait, Wait CDs. :D I listened to all three CDs I got from you too (and a bit of one of them twice since I didn't get around to switching it). Thanks! :D It was nice to have some new music to listen to.

Deenan - Love the memento you left. ;D And, I'm glad today's flights went smoothly. I hope Nuke's flight delay wasn't too bad. :-\

Yeux and Rose - I'm glad that you are enjoying your time together and that Rose can now deal with photobucket. :) (Still a bit jealous, though, that you two are still together and the rest of us are not.) ;)

Chowling - Glad your flights went smoothly. I think the pics on TORn are just ones taken by whoever submitted them. So, there are others that are at the bar or wherever outside the sessions. Do you remember who took that pic?

Hi frodomyhero and Carina. :D

And, to repeat what others have been saying. It was an absolutely fantastic weekend and we really MUST do it again. I'm not feeling too depressed yet. I think because I've spent much of the day telling people about the wonderful time I had, writing limericks about it and looking at pics. I was also reasonably busy with the kids and really beat. I suspect that over the next few days more of the depression will sneak in. I do have to say that the discussions of doing it again have helped because I'm thinking of it more as "until next time" than as "too bad it's over." We just need to get a few more people who didn't make it this year to come. :D (You know, like Elijah and Sean. ;D)

It was really wonderful to meet everyone. :-* I had so much fun. :D And, the fact that I drove almost 1000 miles by myself this weekend and it went remarkably smoothly actually makes me feel good too. Kind of one of those things I was worried about and I accomplished it more easily than I expected, so it gives me a nice feeling that I can do these things. I'm not explaining it well, but I hope you kind of get what I mean.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: frodomyhero on August 14, 2006, 11:09:51 pm

Celebrain, LOVED YOUR LIMERICKS AND THE UNEXPECTED GUEST!!
It sounds like everyone had such an event Trying to get home, but I'm so glad you all had THE EVENT
:D
I hope we can see photos soon. The photo in the bar is priceless!! Talk about having a GREAT TIME!!!(Wishes she were there :o )

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nuke33 on August 14, 2006, 11:34:26 pm

OK, :P I finally made it home. Deenan was right, I had a few delays, but I'm on the ground in one piece and that's all that matters ;D I was glad to see that everyone else made it home safe and sound.


What a truly wonderful weekend. I had the best time with all of you :) To borrow some wise words from Rach(and Yeux)- you are all brilliant, serene, renaissance, funny, angels, free-spirited, and most of all........friends. I am blessed to have you all in my life. :-*


Hugs and kisses from Vanilla Bean

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on August 14, 2006, 11:42:40 pm

[quote author=nuke33 link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=420#msg1032793 date=1155612866]
What a truly wonderful weekend. I had the best time with all of you :) To borrow some wise words from Rach(and Yeux)- you are all brilliant, serene, renaissance, funny, angels, free-spirited, and most of all........friends. I am blessed to have you all in my life. :-*


Hugs and kisses from Vanilla Bean
[/quote]

[color=Green]thanks for making me cry now. :-[ i have to go to bed right now.

glad you made it home safe and sound. :-*[/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: frodomyhero on August 15, 2006, 09:31:56 am

I wanted to share with you all what I saw in the midst of that horrid heat wave that reached 102 f where we were.........
When we passed this I couldn't resist.

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/jobrig/churchsaying1.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/jobrig/church-contrary.jpg[/IMG]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 15, 2006, 02:54:53 pm

Nuke - Glad you made it home safe. Sorry about the delays. And, I loved your summary of the weekend. I'm not sure I would have remembered the whole list.

Thanks frodomyhero! :) Glad you liked the limericks and pic. There will be more today when I get a chance to post it. The bottom pic is funny! ;D But, the top says it has been moved or deleted. Was it different?

Hi to Chowling and everyone else. :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 15, 2006, 05:08:16 pm

Hi Ladies! We got Yeux off safe and sound this morning. So now the "party" is over for me, too, and it is back to the real world. :-\ I can't tell you how great it was to meet all of you that were able to go to FOFF. You are even more wonderful in person than you are on Internet, and that is saying a lot.

I forgot to mention something yesterday about Rach. When she called, she said that Jim is not feeling well at all. So not only are they delayed, but her hubby is sick, too. I am really hoping the trip is going well for them...as well as possible anyway.

Rita, so sorry you had a frustrating day yesterday at work. :-\ I hope today goes better. (Did you take your spatula to work?) I have not been to LJ yet but plan to spend a good deal of time there this evening, trying to catch up a bit.

Carina, Joanie, we missed you this weekend. :'( It would be wonderful if you can come next time...and there must be a next time!!

Deenan, Nettie, Nuke, so glad you made it home okay. I thought about all of you who were traveling yesterday. Nuke, you made me cry, too. What sweet, kind words (Yeux told me about the words Rach came up with to describe each of us...I loved that and was sorry to miss that part).

Celebrian, I understand your jealousy! I felt that way about being gone Sunday morning and when I found out four of you stayed over night on Sunday. :-\ But I won't complain (too much). It was thrilling to meet all of you and an honor to be with all of you while I could. Oh, and yes, we really must tell Sean and Elijah not to miss it next time. ;D And I think I do understand what you are saying about feeling so good about making the trip on your own. That is a huge accomplishment. I am so proud of you and Rita for driving that distance by yourselves to be with us.

Frodomyhero, I could not see your images. :-\ Sorry.

Okay, enough rambling...I think I am caught up.





Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 15, 2006, 09:41:52 pm

I have read only page 29, but I'll back track and see what else has been posted. Just wanted to let everyone know I'm home. Even got treated by hubby to a lobster dinner in Portland, ME before we headed home. When I saw him at the airport, I threw my arms around him and said this weekend had been one of the most wonderful things that's happened to me in my whole life and thanked him for letting me go. He got kind of choked up and I thought he was going to cry. I think he missed me. :-*

After everyone else's problems, I'm almost ashamed to say my flight from Des Moines to Cincy was a breeze. On time, smooth as glass and I had no problem at all making my connection to Portland, ME. I had less than an hour between flights, so had my fingers crossed....really tight. Landed in Portland 10 minutes early.

It's hard right now to realize this hasn't all been a dream. Everyone was even more wonderful than I'd expected....and that was already pretty darn wonderful. I had an absolutely fabulous time. The two days with Rose and her incredible family was icing on the cake.

I really don't know how to thank you for all being so incredibly wonderful. And I do think we should do this again next year.

Rach, so sorry the travel has been such a hassle. Hope Jim is feeling better by the time you read this. I guess Deenan and Nuke had some problems, too. I'll go back and read about them. And welcome home, frodomyhero.

Biggest hugs to all of you.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: deenan on August 15, 2006, 09:54:43 pm


Quote:
He got kind of choked up and I thought he was going to cry. I think he missed me.


i think you misinterpreted that. he wasn't expecting you back so soon. ;) but really, that's sweet yeux.

glad you're back home and it went off without a hitch.

sorry jim isn't feeling too well. i hope he's better when they get home, and can get some rest.

dare i say it? shall we start planning for next year?

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 15, 2006, 09:58:11 pm

[quote author=deenan (O.L.C.) link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=420#msg1032880 date=1155693283]
dare i say it? shall we start planning for next year?
[/quote]
Yeah, you dare. 8)


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 15, 2006, 10:02:53 pm

[quote author=deenan (O.L.C.) link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=420#msg1032880 date=1155693283]


dare i say it? shall we start planning for next year?
[/quote]


Yes! Yes! Yes! Let's plan it again for next year!

Glad you made it home without a hitch, Yeux. And Deenan is right, that is sweet about Jim. :)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 15, 2006, 10:06:45 pm

I'm logging off in a moment to spend some time with hubby.

Rach had mentioned before I left that her hubby had a sore throat. Sorry to hear that he is still sick. I hope the travel stuff isn't too bad and that he is feeling better.

Yeux - Glad your return trip went well and that hubby was happy to see you. :D

Hi Rose! Sorry you had to join us in the depression because the weekend ended. :-\

Have a good night everyone! :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 15, 2006, 10:13:43 pm

[quote author=Rose1966 link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=420#msg1032884 date=1155693773]
Glad you made it home without a hitch, Yeux. And Deenan is right, that is sweet about Jim. :)[/quote]
Uhmm....wrong husband. ;D

Glad Celebrian and Rita made it home OK. I'm still reading previous pages of this thread.

Great pic of chowling in the TORN scrapbook. And I noticed on the plane some photos on my camera I DID NOT TAKE!!! Have to remember you can never leave a camera unattended with chowling in the room. ;D I have a wonderful photo of a dirty plate, a ketchup bottle and a few other odd, assorted items. ::)

Back to reading.....

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: frodomyhero on August 15, 2006, 10:16:01 pm

Yeux ..... glad to have you "back"
I do hope Rach and her hubby are ok
It's so nice to "see" you all coming back .
:)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: deenan on August 15, 2006, 10:23:30 pm

[quote author=Yeux de bleu link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=420#msg1032886 date=1155694423]
I noticed on the plane some photos on my camera I DID NOT TAKE!!!
[/quote]

*points finger to the west and wags in shame*

we wondered when you would see those. ;)

looks like only our fellowship is logged in at the moment, but i gotta run. more of our weekend to write about, and then it's back to work. :P

hasta la vista baby :-*


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 15, 2006, 10:27:27 pm

[quote author=Yeux de bleu link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=420#msg1032886 date=1155694423]
[quote author=Rose1966 link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=420#msg1032884 date=1155693773]
Glad you made it home without a hitch, Yeux. And Deenan is right, that is sweet about Jim. :)[/quote]
Uhmm....wrong husband. ;D

[/quote]

Oops! :-[ ;D Okay, it's Frank that is the sweetheart, though I am sure Jim is, too. ;) Speaking of Jim....I wonder where he and Rach are about now!

Thanks for your sympathy, Celebrian. :-*

Hi, Frodomyhero!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 15, 2006, 10:27:41 pm

So, you got home today, too, Deenan? Well, there goes your day off from work. ::) Sorry about that.

I'm going to upload all my photos now from the camera and if there's enough time left, I'll see what's happened at LJ in our absence. I probably won't get any photos posted for a couple of days though.




Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 15, 2006, 10:29:51 pm

[quote author=Rose1966 link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=420#msg1032891 date=1155695247]
Speaking of Jim....I wonder where he and Rach are about now!
[/quote]
Didn't she say they expected to get to SC early Wednesday AM?


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: deenan on August 15, 2006, 10:32:25 pm

[quote author=Yeux de bleu link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=435#msg1032892 date=1155695261]
So, you got home today, too, Deenan? Well, there goes your day off from work. ::) Sorry about that.[/quote]

no, i got home yesterday, but i took today off anyway. there was no way i was going to make it in. and high five to you for figuring out the photobucket dilemma with rose.

now, i'm outta here.





Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on August 15, 2006, 10:36:46 pm

Nuke and Yeux, I'm so glad you made it back safely today. It's hard to believe it's over, isn't it? Yes, there must be planning for next year. :)

I hope Rach's hubby is okay. That will be so uncomfortable for him traveling on a train while he's sick. I hope they make it home soon.

Frodomyhero, I could only see the bottom picture. That's a very funny sign. ;D

Rose, do you start school soon? It's hard to get back to the real world after all the fun we had this weekend.

I probably won't get around to posting pictures from last weekend until Friday or Saturday. Mine aren't all that good anyway. But I love reading Deenan and Chowlings LJ reports about the weekend. It's like reliving it!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 15, 2006, 10:46:18 pm

Rita, we will start school on Monday. I just sent in our forms today and started organizing the school books. I am having trouble getting excited about it. :-\

I am looking forward to your pictures, Yeux and Rita. I have been enjoying the ones Deenan and Chowling posted as well as Celebrian's limericks about the weekend.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on August 15, 2006, 11:02:47 pm

[color=Green]Yeux, so did you find "weird" pictures on your camera?! :P Aragorn made me do it!
yes, that's what happens when i find stray cameras.
glad you made it home safely and Frank missed you! :)

Deenan, skipping work today, too? do we need to write you a note for today as well? ;D

hard to imagine that Rach is still traveling. i hope her husband is not too sick. hopefully they get home soon so he can rest!

Rose, why do you have trouble getting excited about starting schooling for the kids again? it is post-FOFF depression? :-\
[/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on August 15, 2006, 11:07:02 pm

Rose, we start school tomorrow. My kids are dreading it. I'm not too excited about it either. :P It'll get better when you get into the routine.

I learned to never leave my camera unattended when chowling is near. ;D
"Aragorn made me do it" is the official excuse of FOFF.

Oh, and I forgot to say- Rose, I love your new siggie!


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 15, 2006, 11:20:23 pm

Thanks, Rita, about the new siggie. Deenan is so talented!

Yes, Chowling, I think the "school blues" are a post FOFF depression. Normally I enjoy homeschooling my children and get excited about a new school year but this year it just seems to "real life" after FOFF. ;D Hopefully by Monday I will be more excited about it. Rita, I agree, once we get a routine going, it should get better.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 15, 2006, 11:37:13 pm

Well, I just looked at all the FOFF pics I took. Got some really good ones. I'll try to post them in my LJ as soon as I can. I have to work tomorrow...ughh! Shouldn't complain, I suppose, since it's only one day a week.

When I got home, I loved up the cats, flipped through the mail then headed straight for the computer. Haven't even opened my suitcase. I can unpack anytime since the trips and fun are over now..... :'( :'( :'(

Heading to bed....see everyone tomorrow night. :-*


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: blueangel21 on August 16, 2006, 02:36:36 am

So sorry to hear about what happened, Lith, :( but glad to see you back here! :)

Sorry to all who are going through post-FOFF depression. Yes, just hold on to the thought that it's not really goodbye... just a see you next year!!! :D

Glad to see you all here, also Joanie, Carina, frodomyhero. :D Hope Rach and hubby arrived home safely. :-\

Pls do remember me in your prayers as I try to prepare for that trip I mentioned in my LJ. I don't even know what to teach them, and my contact there is in the US right now! ::)

*sigh* Life is full of surprises. I hope next year.........

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 16, 2006, 10:53:14 am

Hi Blue Angel. You will certainly be in my prayers. It sounds like you are in for quite an adventure!

Just popping in to say "hi" before I go pay bills and take a garbage bag to my children's rooms (I plan to get rid of everything they don't use today).

Hope all of you have a great day. *wonders where Rach is at this moment*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 16, 2006, 12:32:50 pm

Yes, I wonder where Rach and Jim are now, too. They were originally supposed to be home early this morning. Since they missed the Chicago connection -- and that train is only once a day -- I guess that means they'll be home early Thursday AM instead.

It's a shame....I know they enjoyed being in Des Moines, but their travel has been a bit of a horror story. Who wants to bet that if we do this again, Rach will insist on flying? :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nuke33 on August 16, 2006, 12:36:09 pm

Happy to see everyone made it home safe. Hopefully we'll hear from Rach soon. Too bad her husband's not feeling well :(

I'd like to post some links to my photobucket of FOFF pics if that's OK with everyone. I never use my LJ. I will, of course, not be posting pictures of anyones children.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 16, 2006, 12:54:28 pm

It's OK with me, Nuke. 8)


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 16, 2006, 01:20:37 pm

It's OK with my Nuke.

Before I do anything else, I want to let you all know that I might disappear for a day or two and if I do there is not need to worry. I think I've mentioned that the computer is having problems. Hubby ran some diagnostics and it turns out that there are a bunch of errors reading the hard drive. So, since it is under warranty, he called yesterday and a new hard drive arrived today. He also bought an external hard drive for back-ups yesterday in case this died before the new one arrived (didn't happen, obviously) and because it seems like a good idea anyway (ugh! Another couple hundred dollar expense at an inconvenient time, but I digress.). So, he's been trying to copy everything over to the external, but some files didn't make it there in one piece. Tomorrow and Friday may be spent loading everything onto the new hard drive and getting reconnected to the internet etc. And, we think we'll be without Word and Excel and such for a couple of weeks or so, which will also be rather a hassle. Just so you all know why I might be gone. ::)

I hope that Rach and hubby are doing OK. Hopefully, we will hear something from them soon.

Good luck with your new adventures Blue Angel! :D

Hi to everyone else! :) Not a lot of online time today (between computer troubles and friends coming to visit this afternoon, so I need to go off and do a few other things). I hope to be back to post more later, but we'll see.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 16, 2006, 01:38:04 pm

Good luck with your computer switch over project, Celebrian. I hope all goes well and you don't lose anything important.

I got a google alert about the "new" versions of the LOTR movies that have both the theatrical versions and the EE versions. But the reason for anyone to have these is to get the excellent Costa Botes documentaries that are included in each. The packaging is said to be quite spectacular, too, but I'm not sure in what way.

I'm soooo weak...pre-ordered all three. ::) If anyone else is interested, amazon.com is selling them at almost half the retail price and you get free shipping if you order all three or any two. The DVDs will be released August 29th and the ship date is given as September 3rd.

I wonder what New Line will come up with next to get our money. ::)


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 16, 2006, 03:36:30 pm

Oh, Yeux! How can you do that to me? >:( ;D I would soooo love to have those. *mentally plans birthday list*

Celebrian, good luck with fixing your computer problems. Sorry about the added expense. :-\ We will miss you if you disappear a day or two.

Nuke, it's fine with me for you to post links. There is one exception (pictures of me in a certain place, but I don't think you took any of me there anyway) but I will PM you about it. Thanks for not posting pictures of the children. Can't wait to see your pictures!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 16, 2006, 03:53:08 pm

[quote author=Rose link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=450#msg1033067 date=1155756990]
Oh, Yeux! How can you do that to me? >:( ;D I would soooo love to have those. *mentally plans birthday list*[/quote]
The reviews I've read said the only reason to buy them is to get the Costa Botes documentaries. So many people already have the theatrical and EE versions which are included together in the set. I don't know if you have the theatrical versions, but I think you have all three EEs, don't you? If not, then yes, you should put them on your birthday list. I never watch the theatrical versions anymore because the EEs are so much better.

I know which pics you don't want posted. ;) I'm sure none of the group would post any of them. At least I hope not. :o


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nuke33 on August 16, 2006, 06:53:36 pm

A few pics of the 'girls' from the weekend ;D

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/nuke333/f29667e8.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/nuke333/95422632.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/nuke333/14651de6.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/nuke333/49102fce.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/nuke333/abcbfb9f.jpg http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/nuke333/d9240c65.jpg
http://i1h5.photobucket.com/albums/a352/nuke333/fbd83afb.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/nuke333/1b23a861.jpg


More later. I must eat dinner!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: candygirl75 on August 16, 2006, 08:55:29 pm

[quote author=Yeux de bleu link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=450#msg1033033 date=1155749884]

I'm soooo weak...pre-ordered all three. ::) If anyone else is interested, amazon.com is selling them at almost half the retail price and you get free shipping if you order all three or any two. The DVDs will be released August 29th and the ship date is given as September 3rd.

I wonder what New Line will come up with next to get our money. ::)
[/quote]

[color=Purple]It sounds like a George Lucas kind of thing! ::) I can't tell you how many versions of the Star Wars movies I have and...soon there will be a "new" set of the original trilogy!! YIKES I'll have to head on over to Amazon to pre order the "new" LOTR as well--they always get you with "added, bonus or documentaries", of course the die hards will want them.


It looks like you ladies had a great time!! I know the travel thing was tricky for a couple of you, glad your home alright. As for me I had Wisteria Lane going on all weekend in the neighborhood. I hate gossip--especially when it's not true!!
Take care!

Peace[/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 16, 2006, 10:48:14 pm

Nuke, thanks so much for the pictures. Those are great. :D I have been saving everyone's pictures in my PB. I hope that is okay. If anyone would prefer I not save your pictures, let me know. Of course I will not post them anywhere without your permission (and the permission of those in the photograph).

Hi Anam Cara. :)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 16, 2006, 10:56:39 pm

[quote author=Rose link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=450#msg1033112 date=1155782894]
I have been saving everyone's pictures in my PB.[/quote]

LOL...must be soooooo nice to be able to say that. ;D

I'll look at Nuke's pics in a bit. I have Deenan breathing down my neck, so I'm rushing to get my LJ write-up done. ;)


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on August 16, 2006, 11:09:57 pm

[color=Green]nuke, thanks for the pictures! :-*

Yeux, Deenan is breathing down your neck? she must be all powerful - living like 10 states over and down from yours. :P ;D

hi Rose! :-*

i've been very lazy since FOFF. i have decided not to be lazy and get busy again starting tomorrow. ::) [/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 16, 2006, 11:16:29 pm

Yes, Yeux, it is soooo nice to be able to save things in PB myself. I really should give you and Rach both a big box of chocolates for all this time you two have been putting my pictures there.

Chowling, good luck on not being lazy any more. :D I know the feeling! ::)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Joanie on August 17, 2006, 12:17:26 am

Hi everyone! Very happy reading up on all the shenanigans of the past weekend! Great pics too.

Celebrian, sorry about your computer woes. I hope things all work out for the best and you're back here in a jiffy.

chowling, you........lazy???? no way! ;)

Yeux, I can just imagine your wrist tomorrow is gonna ache. Easy on the right clicks, okay??

Ciao for now ladies! Have a wonderful Thursday! :-* :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 17, 2006, 09:06:34 am

Hi! I just popped in for a minute to let you all know that we rolled in about 4 am this morning. It was a LONG LONG trip, but more about that later.

I'll come back and catch up. I need to find something to feed Jim for breakfast, run to the grocery store, and unpack. There's also a birthday to celebrate.

I just wanted you all to know I got home...finally.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on August 17, 2006, 09:55:10 am

[color=Green]Rach, i'm glad you finally made it home! :) you must be totally exhausted! how is Jim?

Joanie, yes, i can be lazy if i want to be. ;) usually after any trip, i'm very lazy for a couple of days. i don't know why, but it just happens. ::) [/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 17, 2006, 10:42:00 am

Welcome Home, Rach! And Happy Birthday! (Check out the members thread when you have time)

I am soooo glad you are home from your long, long trip. I am anxious to hear more about it.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: frodomyhero on August 17, 2006, 10:42:16 am

Just to DROP in again. I'm off to LI (actually I'm ON LI now) and wanted to thank you Nuke for the photos and all the neat stories coming out from the weekend.
Rach. So happy you are home in one piece.
Celebrian, GL with the computer.
Laziness is a GOOD thing. It relaxes us. RIGHT!
I'm visiting my sisters and brother in LI for a few days. Today we are hoping to go sailing and tonight is my brother's concert, so we are going to see him in concert.
TTFN! ;D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: ladyluck on August 17, 2006, 11:10:23 am

A very good morning to all of you, read quite a few of the posts, glad you all made it back safely from your weekend away. Sounds like you all had a blast there. Thanks for posting all those great pic's nuke, really don't know the stories that go with the pic's, that's all right, it looked like a lot of fun went on, its great when friends get together. Well see ya around here again, hope to see a few more pic's of your weekend gathering. I bet that hotel will never be the same,,,hope you didn't leave Viggo behind for the maids to clean up after ;)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 17, 2006, 04:49:23 pm

HI all! I finally read the entire thread. Lovely stories of FOFF and GREAT PICS, Nuke! I still haven't been to LJ at all, but will tomorrow. Today I had groceries to buy, four loads of laundry that had to be taken to the laundromat (ick!), and the short rest I tried to take turned into a two hour nap! LOL

I have to do an lj write up and need to post some pics (especially one of the Ladies of the Order of the Bloody Spatula) and will get it all done tomorrow....I think. LOL I can't wait to read everyone's lj on the subject. It was truly a wonderful weekend, and I hope all of you who couldn't attend can feel the love whereever you are!

We wound up spending a night in Chicago, courtesy of Amtrak. While we would rather have been heading home, Chicago was beautiful! It's so CLEAN! Even the weather welcomed us. We plan to go back sometime when we have more time.

Rose, I'm SO GLAD you can now upload pics to photobucket! Congrats to Yeux! We'll turn you into a techie yet! LOL

I need to go check out Rose's thread. Jim wants to take me out to eat, since "it's my birthday." (Didn't someone else once say that?) Ok, here comes Jim. I'll get to the birthday thread tonight.

I miss you all!

Hugs,
Rach - who will put pics and details in her lj this evening

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 17, 2006, 05:39:25 pm

Good to hear from you again, Rach. How sweet of Jim to take you out for your birthday. I hope you have a great time. When you get a chance (NO HURRY!) check out my LJ under today's date. Can't wait to read your LJ report and see pictures about the trip.

Hi Ladyluck. :) No, Viggo didn't get left at the hotel. He is home, safe and sound, with Rita. ;D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 17, 2006, 05:44:58 pm

* hugs Rose hard. Thanks, our angel! I'll look as soon as birthday celebrations wind down! LOL

BTW, Jim was sick most of the trip home. He had a fever, sore throat, runny nose, etc. Finally last night on the train, he began to feel a little better. As much as I would have LOVED to go to your house on Sunday, it's probably a very good thing we didn't. A house full of sick children would not be a good thing!

When do your kids start school this year?

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 17, 2006, 06:10:39 pm

Thanks, Rach *hugs back* (By the way, I'd love to have the list of names you gave to everyone...but don't worry about it for now, I will ask you again in a week or so when you are rested from your trip.) I am soooo sorry that Jim was so sick on the way home. Can he rest for a few days or does he have to go to work tomorrow? I understand completely why you could not come over. You will just have to come back again some time. ;D (But NOT by train!!) We start school on Monday. I plan to spend Saturday doing the finishing touches to get ready.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 17, 2006, 08:28:37 pm

Yay! ;D Glad you're home, Rach. I bet this is the last trip you'll take by train for a while. ::)

I think everyone who plans to has done an LJ entry about FOFF....Deenan has done several.

Frodomyhero, do you have an LJ? You need one in order to look at all our entries.

Off now to look at Nuke's pics.....and right-click some more. 8)


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 17, 2006, 09:20:30 pm

Hi all. I'm back and things are moving much faster now. :D The old hard drive was 30 GB and they sent a 40 GB replacement. WooHoo! Hubby spent last night and much of today getting everything reinstalled. I don't expect to be on for long tonight because after all the kids are in bed hubby and I will probably spend some time together that does not involve the computer.

Rach - So glad you and Jim are finally home safe and sound. Happy Birthday!!! :D Sorry Jim was sick on the trip, but I'm glad he is feeling better now.

For the record, I have been doing some FoFF-related LJ updates and there will be more. I'm just doing it little by little. . . ;)

Great pics Nuke! :D

I went through everything fairly quickly, so sorry for not responding to everything. Hopefully I'll have more time tomorrow.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 17, 2006, 09:27:56 pm

Yay! Glad to hear the computer work went OK.

Thanks for posting the pics, Nuke. :-*


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 17, 2006, 09:50:06 pm

Welcome back after your brief absence, Celbrian. :D Congratulations on a faster computer! *is a bit jealous* ;) Enjoy the non-computer time with you hubby. ;)

I have really been enjoying all the FOFF LJ entries. Deenan has done several? Why are they not showing up on my friend's page? I have only seen one. I will go check out her LJ here in a few minutes.

We went to the Y today. The kids enjoyed swimming but poor hubby gets kind of bored just watching since he can't swim with his broken arm.


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on August 17, 2006, 10:17:07 pm

Hi ladies!
Rach, I'm so glad you got home safely. What a long trip! Is Jim feeling better?
Happy Birthday! I hope you had a nice celebration.

Celebrian, yay! for a faster computer. I've really enjoyed your FoFF limericks. I haven't been to LJ yet tonight. May not get there until tomorrow.

Nuke, thanks so much for the pics. I love all of the pictures everyone's posting. Reminds of the fun times.

Ladyluck, Viggo is tucked back into his plastic bag (bent in half, poor guy). He'll go back under my bed and await his next outing. :D


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 17, 2006, 10:17:39 pm

[quote author=Rose link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=465#msg1033342 date=1155865806]
I have really been enjoying all the FOFF LJ entries. Deenan has done several? Why are they not showing up on my friend's page? I have only seen one. I will go check out her LJ here in a few minutes.[/quote]

You have to go backwards from her latest entry. They're a few days apart.


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nuke33 on August 17, 2006, 11:09:19 pm

Hi Rach! Glad you made it home OK, despite the crazy trip :P Hope your hubby is feeling better now.

Rita-poor Aragorn! All the abuse he got over the weekend, and then ends up thrown in a truck and folded under the bed!

A few more pics :)
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/nuke333/4cfda924.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/nuke333/f4a070eb.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/nuke333/ef9f4177.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/nuke333/611bff7d.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/nuke333/05fd3193.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/nuke333/dc12811d.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/nuke333/1b8a01f3.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/nuke333/829f8336.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/nuke333/38549435.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/nuke333/53b0b661.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/nuke333/0b6a5b96.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/nuke333/e40af160.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/nuke333/93dad783.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/nuke333/9478d956.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/nuke333/3e827f13.jpg


OK, maybe more then a few ;D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 17, 2006, 11:13:04 pm

Hmmm, I still can't see any FOFF entry in Deenan's LJ except for the August 15 one. I wonder what I am doing wrong. ???

Hi Lovely Rita! :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on August 17, 2006, 11:21:11 pm

Hi Rose!

Nuke, thanks for the pictures! They're great.

I really need to go to bed now. Today was a busy day at work. Tomorrow, I have the day off. :) But I have a few appointments to take care of. I should be online sometime during the day.

Goodnight everyone.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 17, 2006, 11:38:36 pm

Good night, Lovely Rita. Good luck with your appointments tomorrow. I am heading to bed myself.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 18, 2006, 12:52:24 am

[quote author=Rose link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=465#msg1033352 date=1155870784]
Hmmm, I still can't see any FOFF entry in Deenan's LJ except for the August 15 one. I wonder what I am doing wrong. ???[/quote]

I know she did two....Part 1 and Part 2, but I thought there were three. Did you go to her latest entry then use the <-- arrow to view "previous entries?"

I'm heading to bed, too. The excitement is wearing off and I'm beat. I'll look at your new collection of photos tomorrow, Nuke.

'night all. :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: blueangel21 on August 18, 2006, 04:36:55 am

[quote author=Rose link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=465#msg1033352 date=1155870784]
Hmmm, I still can't see any FOFF entry in Deenan's LJ except for the August 15 one. I wonder what I am doing wrong. ???

Hi Lovely Rita! :D
[/quote]

Try to click Reload or Refresh depending on which browser you're using, Rose. For some reason, LJ doesn't automatically update pages anymore when you're browsing (at least not always) so I don't think it's your fault.

I really love all your updates and piccies. Thank you so much for making me feel a part of this even though I wasn't able to go.

Hope you all enjoyed the ecard I sent you.

Happy Birthday, Rach!!!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 18, 2006, 08:06:51 am

Thanks, Angel! I had a great birthday! I came home, slept, spent the morning doing wash (at the laundromat since my washer is broken), went to the post office twice, bought groceries in record time, etc.

I apologize to all FOFFers. I haven't had time to set FOOT in lj land yet. That is scheduled for today. I have pics to post there and a few I want to put here (they're safe, pics of our special guest.LOL) I'm still basking in the glow of our fantastic fun!

TO those who couldn't attend: You were certainly missed! If the opportunity ever arises to meet any of these ladies, go! Mortgage the house if you have to but BE THERE! You'll never regret it. These are special, special people, and I love every single one of them! You will, too!

Jim is still sickly, but he went to work anyway. I plan to make him get some extra rest this weekend.

I need to get some breakfast. See you all in lj land in a bit.

Hugs,
Rach


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 18, 2006, 11:03:28 am

And why haven't you had time to update your LJ, Rach? ;D Just kidding. I admire you for even coming here after arriving at 4AM and it being your birthday on top of that. No hurry on the LJ update. We will enjoy it when you get to it. Can't wait to see the spatula picture. ;D So sorry Jim is still sick. :-\

Thanks for the tips on seeing all the FOFF entries at Deenan's LJ, Yeux and Angel. When I am online later today, I will try again.



Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 18, 2006, 01:00:29 pm

I am so frustrated I could scream. I just finished a long response and my connection had apparently timed out so it didn't post and I lost it.

I read everything earlier but I can't comment on all unfortunately. People keep changing their user names. How confusing! ;D

Anyway, I will probably have less online time coming up, so I might not keep up on stuff as well as usual. Sorry.

Nuke - Thanks for more pics! :D

Rach - Sorry Jim still isn't feeling well. :'(

Quick update:
My son passed to level 2 beginner at swim lessons yesterday and my girls jumped off the diving board without help, so we went out for ice cream last night to celebrate. :D Those of you who have followed our swim lesson saga over the last 1.5 years know whay a huge accomplishment this is.
Found out today that a friend is pregnant after trying for a year. i am so excited for her! :D
Lots of construction nearby lately. For much of Wed we didn't have water. ::) Better now though.

Gotta run.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 18, 2006, 01:18:03 pm

Oh, Celebrian, I know how you must feel about the lost post. It's VERY frustrating! I've had it happen to me a couple of times and it makes you want to scream. I wonder how many great posts we lose that way...

If I write a LONG post, I have learned by bitter expirience to copy it FIRST, so I can simply paste it back if I lose it. It's a little trouble, but it's better than throwing various objects at the computer. LOL

Congrats to your son, and to your girls! They are all SO ADORABLE! They could easily pass for little hobbit children and you know that's a compliment coming from me! LOL

I got all the lj caught up at last, so I might take another nap this afternoon. I really need to catch up on my sleep....

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 18, 2006, 01:48:58 pm

Celebrian, I am so sorry you lost your post. :-\ I know how frustrating that can be. Congratulations to your children! They certainly earned that ice cream. That is great about your friend who is finally pregnant. Oh, and I agree with Rach, your children are adorable. I wish I could have met everyone's families. Maybe next year we can meet yours....

Hi Rach! :-*

We start school next week so my online time will be cut back drastically. So I am using that as an excuse to to be online more this week. ;D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 18, 2006, 01:54:50 pm

Any excuse is good for getting extra online time, and for ice cream! LOL

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: frodomyhero on August 18, 2006, 01:58:22 pm

Hi Celebrain! Say a congrats to your son for me. So glad they are swimming
It is the BEST excercise!
HB to you Rach. Check out the members thread.
Rose so glad Viggo is home with Rita!! It would have been a shame to have him abducted by the staff of the hotel. (maybe they would need him for hostage for all the comotion you guys did in the bar etc...... ha ha)
Yeux, where did you order the LOTR DVD's??
If anyone can help me about making a LJ eventhough I think I made one a long time ago. I feel like I'm missing a lot. I'm back from LI, saw my brother's group(one of 5 he's in) They played some great dixieland tunes.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 18, 2006, 03:39:59 pm

[quote author=frodomyhero link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=480#msg1033480 date=1155923902]
Yeux, where did you order the LOTR DVD's??[/quote]

From amazon.com. They have all three. The release date is August 29th and the expected ship date (for my amazon order) is September 3rd. They're selling them at roughly half retail price. 8)


Quote:
If anyone can help me about making a LJ eventhough I think I made one a long time ago. I feel like I'm missing a lot.


Go to http://www.livejournal.com/ and follow the instructions for setting up an account -- it's free. Then you have to friend the people whose LJs you want to read and they have to friend you back. The entries are locked and only "friends" can see them. Be sure to let us know what your user name is when you have your LJ set up. And feel free to email me, one of the others, or post, if you have any questions.....which I'm sure you will. We ALL did in the beginning. ::)

Celebrian/Storyteller -- When I have a really long comment here, I highlight and copy every few lines so if I lose it, all I have to do is paste it into a new reply window. Fortunately, that hasn't happened to me in months, but it used to be a fairly regular occurance.

Sorry Jim still isn't feeling well, Rach. I'm sure your travels took a lot out of both of you.

WOW! Good job with the children, Celebrian. I remember when they first started swim lessons. Great progress. I think ice cream is the universal reward/comfort food. ;D

Hmmm, Rach mentioned a photo of them. Guess I need to backtrack....didn't see a photo. I'll look at Nuke's pics tonight, too. Just finished mowing and I really need a shower.

See everyone tonight.


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 18, 2006, 04:02:51 pm


Quote:
Hmmm, Rach mentioned a photo of them.


I mentioned a photo of whom? Forgive me. I need more sleep. LOL

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 18, 2006, 08:54:33 pm

[quote author=Rose link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=480#msg1033477 date=1155923338]
Celebrian, I am so sorry you lost your post. :- I know how frustrating that can be. Congratulations to your children! They certainly earned that ice cream. Oh, and I agree with Rach, your children are adorable. [/quote]
This is what I meant, Rach. I realize now that Rose was talking about all the pictures we saw on Celebrian's laptop last Saturday.

*You're not the only one who needs more sleep* ::) :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 18, 2006, 09:02:47 pm

*raises hand, waves arm wildly* can I join in on this more sleep thing???

And, yes, the only pics people have seen of my kids were on my computer. I don't believe there are any online.

I hadn't saved the long post because it's been a long time since I had a problem, so I've gotten out of the habit. ::)

Yeux - Thanks for the PB instructions. Much easier this way, so I've copied a few already and plan to do more. :D

OOPS. Gotta run for the moment.


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 18, 2006, 09:28:33 pm

[quote author=Celebrian link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=480#msg1033531 date=1155949367]
I hadn't saved the long post because it's been a long time since I had a problem, so I've gotten out of the habit. ::)[/quote]
Yeah, it hasn't happened to me for a long time now....maybe it's time to start taking precautions again, just in case. ::)


Quote:
Yeux - Thanks for the PB instructions. Much easier this way, so I've copied a few already and plan to do more. :D

You're most welcome.....glad it's working for you. 8)


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 18, 2006, 10:23:42 pm

LOL! Looks like we all need more sleep!

I can't tell all of you how much I am enjoying your FOFF pictures, posts, stories, thoughts, limericks, etc. I still can't see any of Deenan's though, other than her August 15 one. ??? I tried the things you mentioned.

Can't think of anything exciting to report from here. Any of you have anything exciting going on this weekend? I plan to organize school books. Fun, fun! :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 18, 2006, 10:24:38 pm

OK. My PB is far fuller now than it was. Unfortunately, some of the pics i seem to have only copied small, but I'm not going to go back now and redo them. I suppose I could always get them from whoever took them if I really need a big version. ::)

Now, I really should upload some more of mine and post them. Is everyone OK with me posting them on my LJ in a friends-locked post, but not a filter for just us? Or should I figure out how to do a friends filter to only make them accessible to the FoFF group and maybe others from this thread? I will say that I've never had any trouble with any of the people I have friended if that makes a difference.

I'll be logging off in a few minutes for a little time with hubby. Maybe pics will get uploaded over the weekend? Or not. We'll see.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 18, 2006, 10:36:18 pm

It's OK with me, Celebrian. My LJ entry is not limited to just the FOFF group, but it IS just people I really, really trust and have included in a filter for this purpose. You just go to "Manage Friends" then create a filter group, name it, all your friends pop up and you select the ones you want to include in the filter. I have six different ones, for different purposes. It's not hard to set up....at least I didn't think it was and I'm NOT very techie.

As for the small pics....you're probably saving the thumbnails and that's why they're so small. You need to click on the thumbnail, get the full side photo, THEN save it.




Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 18, 2006, 10:40:37 pm

It is fine with me Celebrian to post pictures in your friend-locked LJ. :) Enjoy your time with hubby. :)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: deenan on August 18, 2006, 11:15:26 pm

hi ladies!

can you believe it's been a week since FOFF?

thanks for the pics nuke. i've been saving like crazy!

on a sad note, i was fiddling away here at the computer last night while the news was on. i heard of a breaking story that 2 people were shot and killed over an argument about loud music. :'(

come to find out today that one of the people killed was a photographer i use to make prints for. she's a very well known photographer here. her name is masumi hayashi. this is one of the artworks i printed for her.

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v392/deenan/blueroom.jpg[/IMG]

she takes photo after photo and then puts them together to form one large print.

she was also a very good friend of one of the guys i work with.

in case you're interested, this is her site. (http://www.csuohio.edu/art_photos/)

and this is the article that tell about the incident. (http://www.cleveland.com/newslogs/plaindealer/index.ssf?/mtlogs/cleve_plaindealer/archives/2006_08.html#173519)


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 18, 2006, 11:34:29 pm

How terribly sad. I hope they throw the book at Cifelli. I'm waiting for the photographer's website to open. Her work looks interesting.

I got an email today from someone I used to work with in NYC telling me that a very good friend of hers was killed a couple of days ago in a road rage incident. What is the world coming to? So much violence in every day life. It's horrible.

It was interesting reading all the news from The Plain Dealer. I grew up with that paper.

Edit: Her website finally opened. Wonderful photos. Some of them remind me of Savador Dali paintings.




Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on August 18, 2006, 11:49:25 pm

[color=Green]Deenan, that's horrible! that is so sad. :-[ thanks for posting her website.

that is a beautiful picture she did. [/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nuke33 on August 19, 2006, 12:09:00 am

Thanks for the links, Deenan. How very sad and tragic :(

I'm having an 'Elijah' night. I watched The Good Son after dinner and just finished watching The War. It's been a while since I've seen either one of these movies (thanks Rach and Yeux!)
I'm amazed at Elijah's performance in The War. He is absolutely stunning. All of thirteen years old and able to emote so beautifully*sigh*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 19, 2006, 12:14:55 am

Glad you enjoyed the flicks, Nuke. Those are my two favorite Elijah-as-a-child movies. Just love them.

And thanks for yet another posting of great pics, Nuke. I'm afraid of getting carpal tunnel syndrome from all the right-clicking I've been doing. :D


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 19, 2006, 09:46:26 am

Oh Deenan, how sad! As Yeux says, what is this world coming to. :-\ Her work is beautiful. Yeux that is so sad about your friend's good friend, too.

Nuke, glad you are enjoying your Elijah movies. ;) I am really in the mood to see ROTK today but I don't know if I will have time. I need to organize school books and make a schedule since we start school on Monday. Maybe I can at least squeeze in a few Sam and Frodo scenes. :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: candygirl75 on August 19, 2006, 06:55:10 pm

[color=Purple]Hi ladies!!

Deenan-That is such sad news. Her work was brilliant, what a shame. :'(
Yeux- Thats also sad. Road rage...my god!

After a terrible week-with my husband and son at the pre season Chicago Bears game, my best friend and I ordered take out Chinese, curled up on the couch and watched Hooligans!! ;D She was quite surprised to see Elijah's look (she hasnt really seen him since ROTK), she exclaimed "My god, he's a man now!--You know, he's kinda hot!". With that I said "what do you mean kind of?" LOL ;) :D
I'm glad to see I wasnt the only one having an Elijah night!!

I'm also trying to set up a live journal. You ladies have too much fun on there but on a more serious note, I'm quickly becoming sick of myspace. I'm too old to deal with psycho people and messages.

Peace,

Candy[/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on August 19, 2006, 06:56:05 pm

Deenan, that is so sad about the photographer, and the other man. Her work was so interesting.
Yeux, sorry about your co-workers friend. We read about so much violence in the news. It's scary.

Nuke, an Elijah night sounds wonderful. I haven't seen The Good Son all the way through. The War is excellent. Elijah was just amazing in that movie.

I got online last night, but never actually got to A&F. Hubby had other things in mind. :D Tonight I'm going to help him get the door put in that leads to the computer room. I'll probably be online later.

Celebrian, that's so great that your kids are doing well in swimming. When do they start school?

I'm going to make dinner now. Talk to ya'll later. :)

Hi Candy! I just saw your post.
I have a Myspace, too. I rarely go there, but I use LJ a lot. If you set up an LJ, be sure to let us know your name on there, so we can friend you. :)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 19, 2006, 07:06:32 pm

[quote author=~Anam Cara~ link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=495#msg1033621 date=1156028110]
....she exclaimed "My god, he's a man now!--You know, he's kinda hot!". With that I said "what do you mean kind of?" LOL ;) :D[/quote]
LOL, indeed! ;D


Quote:
I'm also trying to set up a live journal. You ladies have too much fun on there but on a more serious note, I'm quickly becoming sick of myspace. I'm too old to deal with psycho people and messages.

Amen to that! I almost never visit my MySpace site, for the reasons you mentioned. I also find it excessively complicated.....and slow (for dial-up.) ::)

Let us know your user name when you have your LJ set up so we can friend you. Most of us lock our entries, so we'll have to friend you for you to be able to see them. If you need help, just holler. ;)


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nuke33 on August 19, 2006, 08:21:34 pm

Here are some pictures from the award dinner I attended last night for my daughters swiming camp. She started out her classes with 'floaties' on her arms and sitting on the steps in the pool. Now she can swim the entire length of the pool underwater. We are so proud of her. Here she is showing off her trophies:

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/nuke333/b8cfffec.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/nuke333/59d83fc4.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/nuke333/5ada6fbb.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/nuke333/75ac8827.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/nuke333/3649683d.jpg
This last one is of the two of us outside of her grandparents condo with an incredible view of Long Island Sound.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 19, 2006, 10:17:03 pm

Wow it's been hopping here. I don't have a lot of time. Thanks everyone for saying i can post pics. Now, I just need to find time to upload them. ::)

Deenan - sorry about that photographer. I looked at her site and her work is lovely.

Yeux - Sorry about your friend's friend. What a terrible news day. :'(

Haven't had a chance to watch The War yet. I hope to do so soon. I may have to wait until school starts after Labor Day and the kids go to bed earlier.

Candy - I think LJ is probably easier to deal with than myspace, but I don't actually have a myspace account myself. Let us know if you set up an LJ. And, yup! Kinda hot! ;D

Nuke - Lovely pics. :D I love your daughter's expression in the second to last one. And, the last of the two of you is gorgeous! what a view! :D I'm very impressed that she can swim that far underwater too. What a change from the start. :)

We went on a family bike ride this morning which was fun. We went on a bike path near here. It just goes along the road, so wasn't very exciting, but it was nice for all of us to go anyway. Later, we took my son to a friend's for a playdate and took the girls to the zoo. That was nice too.

Off to post limericks and catch up on whatever else I haven't done yet (or at least as much as I can before I get off the computer).

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: frodomyhero on August 19, 2006, 11:06:15 pm

Oh Deenan, I'm so sorry about your frined....... my god. is this truly how extreme people are getting with their unbridled emotions?????? and Yeux. I ask myself the same question. It is getting so GD violent . Every day.
I have a sign in for a LJ, how do I get to see everyone's LJ.?????????

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 19, 2006, 11:09:00 pm

It is nice to see several posts since I was here earlier. I enjoy knowing what is going on in your lives. :)

Candy, good luck with setting up your LJ! We would love to have you join us there. As Yeux said, be sure and let us know your user name so we can friend you and you can friend us.

Rita, I hope you enjoyed the time doing "other things" with your hubby. ;)

Nuke...one word about your pictures.. adorable! Your little girl is so cute. I love seeing pictures of her. She obviously brims with personality. She has her Mom's sweet smile.

Celebrian, that is nice that you got to go on a family bike ride. I love the way your family does so many activities together. You children will have so many family memories when they grow up.

We went to the State fair today! It is only four blocks from our house but we only go every few years, partly because of the expense and partly because...well, when you have seen one cow, you have seen them all. ;D But hubby's uncle (probably my favorite man in the world next to my hubby, Dad, and father-in-law) called and told us he had been given several free tickets and he offered to take us. Hubby had already committed to helping a friend with something this afternoon but the kids and I went with him and had a really good time. The highlight of the day was seeing the butter cow (a huge cow statue made out of butter).


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: LillyAsh1717 on August 19, 2006, 11:12:49 pm

Hello Ladies. I read some of your LJ's and saw the pictures that Nuke posted. Thank you everyone. I'm not going to go on about how awful I feel again. :-[ I'll just say that you girls all looked beautiful. It's nice to finally put faces with the names. I was going to email a few pictures to these girls because I feel bad that some may not know my face. Is this cool?And man do I feel jealous of all you women hanging out with that hunk of a man. Even in Cardboard form he's a hot one. You all ok with me sending my pic via email? Thank you all for passing me around to say hi. Rose, I feel so bad we got cut off. So hello! *waves*

Hope everyone is having a great weekend.

Ps you guys can email me about the pic.
Lilly

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 19, 2006, 11:19:28 pm

Hi Lilly!!! I felt badly about us getting cut off, too, but it was great to hear your voice, even for a second. I'd love to see a picture of you. I have seen some from ELF last year but I'd love to see another one.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: LillyAsh1717 on August 19, 2006, 11:31:59 pm

I just sent it. Let me know if you get it. I'm such a goober at this stuff. I saw your pictures Rose. You look so young. You have a very sweet face. Like i said I am so kicking myself for not getting to meet everyone. Those pictures are called dirty mirror. :D I can't take taking pictures of myself seriously.

Lilly

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on August 20, 2006, 12:48:12 pm

[quote author=Rose link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=495#msg1033643 date=1156043340]


when you have seen one cow, you have seen them all. ;D

[/quote]

*snort*
This is very true! Glad you had a good time at the fair, Rose. I assume the butter cow was in a refrigerator. I think if it wasn't, it would be called a butter puddle! ;D

Lilly, I've seen a few pictures of you, from last years ELF. I really like the one of Elijah signing your jeans. (makes me soooo jealous ;))

Well, hubby kind of got the door back up, the one leading to the computer room. He still needs to work on the frame, but the door does close. I have to work on cleaning up the computer room :-\ today. And I'm going to try to make some cherry sauce for ice cream. I bought some cherries yesterday. I've never tried to make a sauce like this, so wish me luck. :D
I really need to do some cleaning today. I'd rather play on the computer. :P

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on August 20, 2006, 01:19:20 pm

[color=Green]frodomyhero, what's the link to your LJ? if you post the link, then we can friend you and you can friend us.

Rose, i heard about the butter cow from the shuttle driver that picked us up from the Des Moines airport. he had a lot of unique Des Moines touristy things he shared. that was one of them.[/color]


Quote:
when you have seen one cow, you have seen them all.


[color=green]i did not see a cow in Iowa! i've seen cows everywhere, but never an Iowanian (sp?) cow.

Lilly, hopefully next time you will be able to come. there will be a next time. that's what we are all hoping for.

Lovely Rita - have fun with your cherry sauce. i hope it turns out tasty.

sounds like you will be fiddling around the house today. we will do the same - have to get ready for my next adventure in two weeks.
except i do have to drive my spouse to get his hair cut today. why do i have to do this? because, eventhough he is a native to this part of the country, he has no sense of direction and could get lost. and then what? ::)[/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 20, 2006, 01:57:51 pm

I seem to have been lax here the last few days. It's the cold nastiness. I'm sorry. Can't seem to sit at the computer long enough to catch up, so please forgive me if I don't respond to it all. I DID read everything.

Chowling, I saw LOTS of Iowan (sp?) cows! I think there may be a s many cows as people in that great state, but I bet the cows aren't half as nice! LOL Your hubby can get lost going to get his hair cut? Is it far away?

Rita, I now have a visual of the butter puddle cow. Do you think she might have been wearing a tiara? They seemed very popular with the fair crowd when we were there....LOL Glad the door to the computer room is back up, sort of.

You have to come next time, Lilly! We absolutely insist! You don't want to anger the Order of the Bloody Spatula now do you???

Rose, you are absolutely right about Nuke's little girl and how they have the same sweet smile!

I need to hit the Sean thread and then go. I'm getting tired again. *sigh

Hugs,
Rach




Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 20, 2006, 04:12:15 pm

I did not see the pictures, Lilly. Did you send them by email? Wow! Thanks so much for the "you look so young" compliment! I sure don't feel young most days. ::)

LOL! Yes, Rita, the cow was in a refridgerated area. We looked at it through a big glass. So now cow butter puddles. :D I wonder what they will do with it after the fair is over?

Chowling, I can't believe we let you get in and out of Iowa without seeing a cow!! :o Oh, well....if you have seen them other places, I am sure you can picture what an Iowa cow looks like. :D Good luck with getting your husband to his hair cut. I noticed he did manage to find his way around the hotel pretty well. Though he did disappear from time to time. Maybe he was wondering the halls of the hotel trying to find us at those times. :D (Though all he had to do was stop a minute and listen and I am sure he would have heard us. ;D)

Rach, I am coming through Iowa by train and car, I am sure you did see lots of cows. And you are right, they aren't as nice as the people here. :D Don't worry about catching up too quickly. We will all be here when you get to us. I hope you are feeling a bit better today.


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nuke33 on August 20, 2006, 09:41:39 pm

Thanks to everyone for all their sweet comments on my daughter's pictures. She is the joy of my life :)

Lilly-I got your email picture. Thanks hon! You must be at the next FOFF gathering. We all missed you, but it was great to talk to you. :)

Rose-I went all the way to Iowa, and missed the butter cow! What a bummer.

I took my brother (the second oldest) out to brunch today for his Birthday. He's a complete chocolate fanatic so I made him my Chocolate Expresso cookies. He went crazy when he saw them and started jumping up and down like a little kid (he's 39!). It doesn't take much to make people happy sometimes ;)


:-*Hi to chowling, celebrian, Rach, Rita, FMH, candy, and the rest of yaw'll!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on August 20, 2006, 10:40:54 pm

Nuke, I forgot to comment on your pictures. You daughter is so cute. And the last one of you and her is so beautiful. She looks like a bubbly little girl.
Your Chocolate Expresso cookies sound so good! I'd probably jump up and down if you made them for me. :D

Rose, I wonder, too, what they will do with the butter cow. I can imagine a line of people with rolls and butter knives. ;D
I didn't notice the cows in Iowa. I think I'm so used to seeing cows that I don't pay attention to them any more. I can see cows in a pasture near the school when I go from one building to another. ::)

Rach, I hope you are feeling better. Get some rest and drink lots of fluids (says Dr. Mom :))

Chowling, don't lose your spouse. It can be troublesome to have to go looking for them. :P

The cherry sauce was delicious. It was easy, except for pitting the cherries. :P That part took forever.
I was so efficient today. (that usually doesn't happen) I got a lot done. Now I'm tired.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 20, 2006, 11:06:49 pm

I read most everything earlier and didn't get a chance to respond, so apologies for not commenting on everything now.

Rita - Yay for being efficient and for yummy cherry sauce. :D

Nuke - Cookies sound yummy and how nice to have brunch for your brother's b-day. :D

Rose - I'm sorry I missed the butter cow. I understand that at the MN state fair (which we have never attended) they do a bust of the fair queen (or whatever she is called - you know the winning tiara girl!) in butter. I've heard it's worth going just to see that at least once. ;D I remember seeing some cows I think, but there's plenty of those in MN also, so it didn't strike me too much.

Rach - I hope you are feeling better now. :-*

Chowling - What is your next adventure in 2 weeks? (If I already know this, please forgive me for not being able to keep all your adventures straight!)

Lilly - Thanks for the pic! And, at the next FoFF I expect to be able to take some pics of you on my camera, OK? :)

FMH and Candy - I hope you get LJs set up and let us know your names so we can friend you.

I'll be logging off in a bit, but I'm glad I got to come in here and post some. I miss this thread if I don't pop in every day. :-\

Goodnight everyone. :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 20, 2006, 11:21:37 pm

Nuke, sorry you missed the butter cow while you were in Iowa. :( But, hey, you saw us! ;D That was sweet of you to take your brother out. I have a mental image of a 39 year old man (who looks like a male version of you) jumping up and down over chocolate. :D Just the name Chocolate Expresso Cookies makes me want to fly out to taste them.

Glad the sause turned out so good, Rita. You will have to bring some to the next FOFF so we can all try it. :) I don't like pitting cherries. :-\ I did some last summer. But I am glad the sause was so good and made all your hard work worth it.

Celebrian, a butter bust of the fair queen in a tiara would be very interesting! :D

On my master schedule for the school year I have "Computer Time" written in from 9:10 to 10:35 which seems like a long time but considering all the emails, LJs and the two threads I post on here, I already know I won't keep up. Plus But some time is better than none. I will be a better Mom/teacher if I am in bed by 11:00 and I had to allow for half an hour before bed to fold laundry. On Wedneday night and Sunday night I will have even less time because I won't be able to come on until nearly 10:00. :-\ I will miss everyone, but I am thankful I can come online at all.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: LillyAsh1717 on August 20, 2006, 11:37:21 pm

[quote author=Storyteller link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=510#msg1033723 date=1156096671]
You have to come next time, Lilly! We absolutely insist! You don't want to anger the Order of the Bloody Spatula now do you???
[/quote] :o The order of the whaaaaa??? :)
Yes, My daughter is doing well now. School starts on the 30th and she'll be a first grader. Before I know it she will be a teen. If I'm still typing here at that time remind me she was once a sweet little 6 year old.
She just came back from a weekend with her dad. I always miss her so much when she's gone. And I am so glad her dad decided not to take the job in New York. I just don't think I could have done that.
Hey, I did finally get to see Green Street Hooligans this past weekend. Charlie was very very good in that role.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: frodomyhero on August 21, 2006, 12:55:49 am

Hey Nuke. very cute photos of your darling daughters...... aren't daughters great!
Hi Lily
Hope you got some cleaning done today Rita.
Ok Chowling, I'm in the dark here... post a link??? you are talking to someone who has never gone to or done this before so I'm super dumb here. Do I post the link in my LJ?
Rach, hope you are recovering from your sleepiness.
HI Celebrain. I got a name. I emailed you.
Rose , as with Lily the Order of the wha????? is what you all did at FOFF?
am I right??????????
TTFN
:D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 21, 2006, 01:28:42 pm

Hi all. I bought and took some cold meds and I feel a little better. I want to get back to exercising before my body completely forgets and I have to start all over again. Also, I am moving everything from Samwise to Frodo so Samwise can go to the computer healer for awhile, so if things look or act funky, please let me know! I want to be sure it all works before I let Sam leave for several weeks. (They are SO SLOW with laptops!)

The Order of the Bloody Spatula is a sisterhood of everyone who went to FOFF. Chowling is the founder. I just gave it it's name. You've heard of the Ya Ya Sisterhood? Think that, but with a streak of potentially violent insanity added. LOL

Did I cover it well, my sisters? LOL

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 21, 2006, 08:22:44 pm

It really doesn't do to miss a couple of days here....so much to catch up on.

Your daughter is adorable, Nuke.

FMH, when you're at your LJ, just copy the URL at the top of the page then post it here or email it to us. Then we can "friend" you so you can read our LJ entries.

Lilly, I'd love to have the pic you're emailing. You have my email address.

Glad you got to go to the fair, Rose. We go to our county fair every year. We don't look at the cows every year though. ;D

My taxi driver must have been to the same "tour guide" school as Chowling's driver. He told me about the cow butter sculpture, too.

For those of you who didn't get to see an Iowa cow.....

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y109/magicdancer/Miscellaneous/Gif%20Images/f7398dMA12037324-0001.gif

Well, actually, it's an Iowa motorcycle. ;D







Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 21, 2006, 10:04:56 pm

Lilly, I am so glad your daughter's father didn't move so far away. I can't imagine how hard it would have been to have her that far away. And I agree, they do grow up way too fast! My little four pound baby (that I am sure I just held yesterday!) is now fourteen!!

Frodomyhero, when I go to LJ in a couple of minutes, I will friend you. Don't forget to friend me back so that we can see each other's entires on our friend page. :)

Rach, I could not have explained it better myself. ;D

The butter cow is a huge deal here in Iowa. I am not suprised both Chowling and Yeux's drivers mentioned it. ;D LOL, Yeux, love that Iowa motercyle.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 21, 2006, 10:15:09 pm

Hi Rose! I'm not surprised the butter cow is a big deal. That's a lot of butter to be sculpted. ;D And, on your schedule, does that mean you plan on about 1 hour 25 minutes computer time a day and less a couple of days a week? I'm sure I average more than that. ::) I'll have to cut back more in a couple of weeks too though. I think we'll be in the same boat in terms of trouble keeping up with everything. One more thing we'll have in common, but not necessarily a particularly good one in this case. :P

Yeux - I love the Iowa motorcycle too. ;D

Rach - Glad you feel a bit better. And, sorry Sam might be gone for a while. I'm glad Frodo is stepping up to fill in for him in his absence *usually it seems to be the opposite). And, about the Order: a good description (but, potentially violent insanity??? Us??? ;D).

Lilly - I'm so glad to hear that your daughter's father isn't moving so far away. I couldn't imagine having to have her so far away for long periods of time. That would have been so hard for all of you. Thanks for letting us know the update.

FMH - I see that you have used your LJ to comment in mine. You'll get the hang of everything quickly, I'm sure.

And, a big Hi to everyone else around this thread! :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 21, 2006, 10:25:42 pm

Yes, Celebrian, that is all the time I could put on the schedule. :-\ I was really disappointd to see it in black and white, but I could not add any more time without sacrificing something that should have higher priority. This year is more busy because I have one more in school (I did some preschool with her last year but only about 20 minutes a day.) Some nights I may get to stay online longer if I don't have much laundry to fold but I must be in bed my 11:00 if am going to be a patient, alert, loving Mommy/teacher the next day. I actually have even less time in a way because the dial up is sooo slow. It is disappointing to have so little time but I am also thankful to have ANY Internet time.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Joanie on August 21, 2006, 10:34:21 pm

Hi everyone! Sorry I haven't been here in quite some time. Tonight, of course, when I'm here, the stinking dial up is giving me a hard time. ::)

I'm also sorry I can't comment on everything, though please know that I've read about 5 pages. :o Had a busy weekend. My mom had planned surgery last Friday. All went well, thank God, and she is recovering slowly.

Also trying to get my kids ready for school and I've been busy shopping for school shoes, uniforms and school bags. :P I'm taking a few days off next week with hubby and the girls for a very long Labor Day weekend. Still haven't decided on what to do or where to go. Hopefully we will in the next couple of days.

I thoroughly enjoyed everyone's entries regarding FOFF. I'm so happy you guys had a blast!

Ciao for now ladies! I need to check a couple of other threads and then head to bed. Love you all! :-* :-*

Edit: Yeux, loved the Iowa cow motorcycle!! Very funny. ;D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on August 21, 2006, 10:48:13 pm

Hi Joanie! So glad to see you here. I'm glad your mom's surgery went well. I hope her recovery goes smoothly.
You're getting your kids ready for school? We started school last week. Have a nice time on your extended Labor Day weekend. :)

Rose, it's hard to balance everything, isn't it? I have trouble doing it, and I don't homeschool. Some days there just isn't time for anything but the basics. And the family things come first. :)

Lilly, I'm so glad your daughter will be staying close to home when she visits her Dad. That's great news.

Yeux, I've seen that motorcycle cow before. I think my husband showed it to me once. It's hilarious! ;D

Rach, good description of the OBS (that's the order of the bloody spatula). We only get violent when Aragorn uses more than his 30 minutes of internet time. ;D

I had another frustrating day at work. We've been working on our schedules, which is always frustrating, and I'm really mad at my boss, and there's nothing much I can do about it. :(
I'm going to go to bed soon.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 21, 2006, 10:53:25 pm

[quote author=Rose link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=525#msg1033976 date=1156213542]
Yes, Celebrian, that is all the time I could put on the schedule. :- I actually have even less time in a way because the dial up is soooo slow. [/quote]

:'( I feel your pain, my fellow dialer-upper. From the time I turn on the computer until I can see my email or get to the forum is almost 15 minutes. It really is very aggravating to see so much time going to waste. ::)


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 21, 2006, 10:56:01 pm

Hi Joanie! So glad your Mom's surgery went well. Sounds like you are really busy with getting ready to go back to school (your girls, not you :D). I am so glad you popped in. I have been thinking about you.

Rita, so sorry about your rough time at work and that you are mad at your boss (with good reason, I am sure). :-\ I hope things work out how you want them to, though it sounds like it isn't. :(

We had a good first day of school. The children tried hard and we stayed, not only on, but a bit ahead, of schedule. I am not naive enough to think that will happen every day this year but I enjoy the days that do go that way.

Just saw your post, Yeux. Wow! 15 minutes! :o I think that is even worse than mine. I am seriously thinking about asking my Mom and my hubby to go together to get me DSL for my birthday or Christmas....but then I'd have to give up the Sean movies I want. :-\ What a decision.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Joanie on August 21, 2006, 10:58:30 pm

[quote author=Yeux de bleu link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=525#msg1033987 date=1156215205]
[quote author=Rose link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=525#msg1033976 date=1156213542]
Yes, Celebrian, that is all the time I could put on the schedule. :- I actually have even less time in a way because the dial up is soooo slow. [/quote]

:'( I feel your pain, my fellow dialer-upper. From the time I turn on the computer until I can see my email or get to the forum is almost 15 minutes. It really is very aggravating to see so much time going to waste. ::)
[/quote]

Can I join you in the misery? For some reason, my dial up or maybe it's the forum tonight is frustrating me. >:(

Rita, my oldest has her first day of high school on Sept. 5th. Just orientation, though. My youngest goes back on Sept. 6th.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 21, 2006, 11:09:24 pm

Hi Joanie! Glad your Mom's surgery went well and I hope she recovers quickly. My son goes back to school and the girls start preschool right after Labor Day also. Mind you, we have done very little in the way of getting ready for back to school so far. ::)

Rose - I understand about the internet time and about the need for sleep. *hugs* I'm glad that your first day of school went well. It's always nice to get a good start on things. :D Hopefully things will continue to go smoothly. And good luck with the b-day/Christmas gift decision. I know that can be tough. :-\

Rita - Sorry about your work frustrations. I hope that they work themselves out quickly and that things get better with your boss. *hugs*

Yeux - 15 minutes???!!! Wow! That's a long time to wait. Is it possible to get things started a bit before you intend to log on (as you finish one last thing, for example, so you don't "waste" so much of your online time?

I'll be off to bed soon too. So, I'll say goodnight now in case I don't get back here again.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 21, 2006, 11:09:43 pm

[quote author=Joanie link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=525#msg1033989 date=1156215510]

Can I join you in the misery? For some reason, my dial up or maybe it's the forum tonight is frustrating me. >:([/quote]
Sure, Joanie....climb aboard. Misery does love company, you know. ;) Ever since I got home from Iowa, I've had a terrible time with constantly being disconnected and reconnected. Maybe my computer is mad about being abandoned.

[quote]Rita, my oldest has her first day of high school on Sept. 5th. Just orientation, though. My youngest goes back on Sept. 6th.
[/quote]
I saw the school bus go past the house today. Always makes me a bit sad....like the summer is coming to an end. :(


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on August 21, 2006, 11:21:35 pm

[color=Green]sorry all you dial-uppers have to waste so much time waiting. dial-up should really not be an option anymore. Yeux, your lovely state needs to get with the times.

Rose, what Sean movies would you be giving up if you got DSL?

Rita, i hope you can work things out with your boss.

Joanie, i'm glad you mom is doing well.

frodomyhero, what's your LJ name? i don't think i know it or have seen it.

Rach, good to hear you are getting better. ya, i think you covered the spatula sisterhood pretty well! ;D

nothing exciting going on here today. went to work, came home, took a walk (spouse was obnoxious, should have taken spatula on walk to beat spouse; but had to resort to pinching his arm instead), watered the lawn, fiddled on the computer. [/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on August 21, 2006, 11:22:51 pm

Rose, so glad you had a good first day of school. That's great that you got a bit ahead of schedule. I hope you have lots more days like that.

Joanie, good luck to your daughter on her first day of high school. I'll be going through that next year with my oldest son.

When we had dial-up a few years ago, I used to fold laundry while waiting for pages to load. My computer is next to my bed, where the clothes from the dryer end up. I could fold a lot of towels while waiting for a page of pictures to load. :P

I always get that feeling in August, that summer is coming to an end. This year I spent most of the summer looking forward to FOFF. Now that's over, and it's time to start thinking about fall.

Hi Nettie. I just saw your post. Obnoxious spouse? You must keep that spatula handy at all times.
;D

Goodnight everyone!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 21, 2006, 11:40:32 pm

Folding laundry while waiting for dial up is a great idea, Rita.

Chowling, I am not sure my Mom and hubby would even agree to doing that as a gift. They both like to give more tangible gifts than that. But after hubby has been back at his main job for awhile., I am going to see what I can do to talk him into DSL. I am sure I can somehow bring the children's education into it and perhaps that will convice him ("Our children just won't be ready for college if we don't have DSL"...hmm, I wonder if that would work). ;D As far as Sean movies, I have a really long list. I have the life time goal of owning all of his movies. :D It would be easier to tell you what I do have which is LOTR (of course), Rudy, Toy Soldiers, Memphis Belle, Harrison Bergeron, The Low Life (thanks to Rach, but I have not gotten to watch it yet...it's hard to find the time since it is not one the kids should see), and Goonies.

Sorry your spouse was misbehaving, Chowling. You will have to take your spatula next time you go for a walk. ;D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 21, 2006, 11:41:36 pm

[quote author=chowling link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=525#msg1033995 date=1156216895]
sorry all you dial-uppers have to waste so much time waiting. dial-up should really not be an option anymore. Yeux, your lovely state needs to get with the times.[/quote]
You're absolutely correct, Chowling. Dial-up should be replaced EVERYWHERE in the USA by DSL. Dial-up is totally out-of-date these days with all the graphics, videos and music available on line. Maybe I should enlist the help of the Order of the Bloody Spatulas to beat up our state legislature. ;D


Quote:
frodomyhero, what's your LJ name? i don't think i know it or have seen it.

It's frodomyhero...same as here.


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 21, 2006, 11:48:00 pm

Yup. Still online. ;) And, it's really hopping here. This is the last thing before i head to bed though.

Chowling - Sorry about the obnoxious spouse when you forgot your spatula. I'm sure if you had it he would have stayed in line. ;D

Rita - I've folded laundry at times while waiting for the computer. Our problem was more with things being slow due to errors on the hard drive, but towels are pretty quick to fold. ;D

Rose - I think there is a genuine argument to be made for a faster connection as an education tool. There are a lot of really great resources on the internet that would be easier to access with DSL.

Yeux - I can't imagine your legislature would take long to pass such important legislation if the OBS showed up. Great idea! ;D

And, to all a good night. :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: deenan on August 22, 2006, 07:57:15 am

hi ladies!

those with dial up and the hubbies who are against modern times, just tell them the faster you can get through things, the faster you'll be finished, therefore, more time with them. then again, if you get through things faster, you'll have more things to do on the internet. ;)

i see everyone is doing well, recouping after our weekend together.

too much to read, so i'll just say hello. hope everything is well with you.

chowling? how is seattle in september? i was thinking all ready about my vacations next year, and you did offer. :)

i might go to toronto as well. one of my OLC sisters lives there, and some of us may do a gathering like we did. i've only met 2 of my sisters, so this would be great. they really loved hearing about the time we had.

well, gotta run!

hasta la vista baby :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 22, 2006, 08:09:20 am

Celebrian, even with Road Runner, the best thing I ever did to speed up my internet access was put in a faster hard drive. The difference is incredible! Yes, violence, but only mild violence directed at spouses and cardboard kings. Oh and butter cows! LOL


Chowling, sorry about the spouse, but that is definately what the spatula is for. Use it early and often to avoid those problems. LOL

Dial-up should definately be done away with. You aren't getting half what the internet can do for you, so in a way it is actually not an efficient use of your internet dollar.. I remember when Alex got DSL. She couldn't believe what was out there that she had never seen!

I could really get going on this, but I'll restrain myself. LOL

Rita, I too have folded laundry while waiting for the computer, but only on a very massive d/l like XP Service pack 2.

Frodomyhero I didn't know you hd an lj. May I friend you?

Rita, summer is coming to an end. The days are getting shorter here rather quickly. I woke up at 6 yesterday and it was barely light. I woke up at 6 this morning and it was completely dark. It's sad, in a way, but I do LOVE autumn! Such lovely colors and the excessive heat goes away. However, we will be wearing shorts into October!

Joanie,
good news about your mom!

Rose, GET THE DSL! Talk to me about the Sean movies. Several are showing up here on tv now, and I would be happy to tape them for you!

I need to go/ I'm determined to get caught up TODAY!

Love to all!
Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on August 22, 2006, 10:12:00 am

[color=Green]Deenan, Seattle tends to be nice in September. August/September are usually dry and sunny. shall i pencil you in? :)

Rach, nice siggie! :D[/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 22, 2006, 10:39:26 am

Oh happy day! The computer drs admitted Samwise only on an out-paitient basis. I get to KEEP him here and they will send a new battery! Oh joy! Oh happiness! *does the happy dance in the computer room

I have to make a phone call to order the battery but hopefully that won't be a biggie.

Chowling, thanks! I had a terrible time picking which picture of the boys to use on it.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 22, 2006, 12:28:27 pm

Yes, lovely new banners Rach and Chowling and Rose and whoever else I may have missed. I keep forgetting to mention those, but I do notice them as I read. :D

Rach - Glad that you still have Sam with you. :D (FMH just got the LJ so she can see pics and stuff from FoFF, so it's not that you had missed it earlier.)

Deenan - That's exciting that you might get together with your OLC sisters too. :D Just so long as it doesn't interfere with a second FoFF of course. We require your presence there. ;D

I have a couple of extra kids here this morning and they are having the keyboard play music and sometimes singing along with the attached microphone. It has been rather loud at times, but it is kind of amusing. ;)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: LillyAsh1717 on August 22, 2006, 10:10:09 pm

Hey girls!
Yeux, I I can't find your email. I cleaned up my account and I think I lost some. Email it to me Pleeease!
Deenan, Have fun on all your travels. I want to go visit Nettie too. :( I have always wanted to go to Seattle. Are you talking next September? I have made a point not to tell anyone I am coming to anything unless I know it's set in stone. ::)
Hello Celebrian and Rita and anyone else who shows up here tonight. I had wine with dinner tonight so I'm feeling a little , you know.
Hi frodomyhero, it's been awhile.
It's weird how a little wine can affect you.
Lilly

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 22, 2006, 10:36:37 pm

[quote author=LillyAsh1717 link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=540#msg1034197 date=1156299009]
Yeux, I I can't find your email. I cleaned up my account and I think I lost some. Email it to me Pleeease! [/quote]
I just sent it to you in a PM. ;)

Thanks!


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 22, 2006, 10:50:39 pm

I'm feeling tired, so I think I'll be logging off and heading off to bed in a moment. So, hi to Lilly and Yeux! And, anyone else who may yet pop in.

And, good night to all!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 22, 2006, 11:21:17 pm

LOL! I like your reasoning, Deenan. I will try it on hubby....after he is back at his main job. :)

Rach, I hope to eventually have DSL. :) And I certainly will talk to you about Sean movies. Yes, please tape any that come up. Oh, I forgot two when I made my list of Sean movies yesterday, though. I also have Slipstream (I think you sent it to me!) and, of course the Jeremiah episodes that you sent to me. By the way, I love, love, love your new siggie!

Chowling, love your new siggie, too. A lot of creative women on this thread!

Celebrian, thanks so much for the compliment on the siggie, though I really can't take the compliment (other than having the good taste to use it LOL ;D) since Deenan made it. Like I said, lots of very creative women here! How did it go with the extra kids?

Hi Lilly, Yeux, Joanie, Rita, Frodomyhero and anyone else who has commented here that I didn't comment back to. :D

So far I have been sticking to my daily schedule....all two days of school. I have made it to bed by 11:00 so I wake up quite rested...but I do miss the extra time with all of you.





Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Joanie on August 23, 2006, 12:32:04 am

Hi there! Just popping in to say hello and to thank everyone for all the well wishes for my mom. She's feeling better each day. :)

Deenan, great idea re: the DSL. I'm gonna work on getting it myself. AOL has been driving me crazy lately. ::)

I hope everyone is doing well. Have a great Wednesday!!

Ciao bellas. :-* :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 23, 2006, 11:13:04 am

Love the new siggies of Chowling and Rosie. Of course, we have the best siggies here, because of our Deenan! LOL

I finally did a real grocery shopping this morning. I usually go on Thursday, but I have a dental cleaning tomorrow (yuck!) and I shopped SO FAST last Thursday (after arriving home in the "wee sma's") that we really had nothing. Jim kept asking for things we ALWAYS have and looking so broken hearted when I didn't have it. I had to go. LOL


I'm glad everyone is starting to feel themselves again. Maybe in another week we'll be hitting on all cylinders again.

Rose, I just did a search for Sean movies and they aren't showing now. I wil keep up the serach. They will repeat, I'm sure. Elvis Has Left the Building and one of the others JUST showed this week. I'll catch them soon.

Joanie, glad your mom is feeling better!

Gotta scoot.

Hugs,
Rach


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 23, 2006, 12:45:01 pm

Just popping on line quickly from work. I had several emails about A & F being down this morning, but I guess it fixed itself. Seems to be fine now.

I did some massive grocery shopping Monday, Rach, because we had a pretty bare cupboard, too.

I hope everyone's having a good day.


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 23, 2006, 02:13:41 pm

I seem to have missed A&F being down. Lucky me. :) I didn't have time to get online until this afternoon and actually in an hour or so a friend is coming over and I still need to eat lunch so I don't have a lot of time even now.

Rose - Having the extra kids was fine. Yesterday they were here until about 1. I'll have them over next Thursday also, but that will be a longer day. My friend works one or sometimes 2 days a week and that's fine during the school year, but during the summer she sometimes needs some childcare coverage. Next week will be the end of that until next summer.

Rach - Hitting on all cylinders? I'm not sure I'm ever in that category. ::) And, in a week and a half I'm more likely to be running around like a chicken with my head cut off. But, I suppose we'll see when the time comes, huh? ;D

Hi Yeux. Glad you missed the down time too.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nuke33 on August 23, 2006, 10:07:45 pm

Just wanted to let everyone know that I may not be posting for a bit. I'll still check in here and at the LJ's once and a while to see how everyone is doing. I haven't been in a very good space and don't want to subject you all to my mood.

Kisses and hugs until I come back :-*


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 23, 2006, 10:13:40 pm

Oh, nuke! Is there anything I can do to help???? Major hugs your way!

EDIT: Is anyone else having trouble getting the graphics for the board to load?

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: deenan on August 23, 2006, 10:30:22 pm

[quote author=chowling link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=540#msg1034074 date=1156255920]
[color=Green]Deenan, Seattle tends to be nice in September. August/September are usually dry and sunny. shall i pencil you in? :)
[/color]
[/quote]

yes, pencil me in, but make sure your eraser is good.

i'm glad the site is back up. it's weird when i try to log on and can't. i know sooner or later, things will be back to normal, but i can't go a day without at least peeking in.

nuke. hon. take as long as you like, but you know we are here for you whatever it is.

yes rach. the graphics are not working. i guess it's one of the last things that always take their time coming back after the site has been down. i'm sure jochen knows this, but i'll let him know just in case.

ps. i HAD to make a new countdown ticker. elijah's absence is murder!

hasta la vista baby *no kissing smiley*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 23, 2006, 10:52:13 pm

Hmmm...just see a bunch of red Xs all over the place (in smilies, reply, delete, tags etc). At least we can still post so I wont' complain.

Nuke (((((((HUG))))) Don't know what is going on but please know that we care very much and will be here when you feel ready to come back. *wishes she could post the kiss smilie but they aren't working*

Joanie, glad your Mom is feeling better.

Rach, glad you got to go shopping and get the things you need. Thanks for doing a search on Sean movies. You are a dear.

Yeux, hope you had a good day at work.

Celebrian, glad it went okay to have the extra kids around. Usually having extra kids here is actually helpful because my children are entertained with the visiting children.

Hi Deenan! I thought of you this afternoon while walking through Walmart. Not sure why but suddenly I was thinking about you. Happy thoughts, of course. I will look at your new ticker when I post this.
It is going to be hard for me when hubby goes back to his main job. He has been folding laundry and cooking. I am still really busy all day. I don't know how I will add those to things to my day when he goes back to work. But I sure am appreciating having him do them while he is here!

I sure do miss those smilies, italics and bolds. *sighs heavily*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 23, 2006, 10:54:11 pm

Nuke - *hugs* Sorry about the bad mood. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help. :-* And, feel free to post even in a bad mood if you think it might help. We are here for you in the good days and bad. I hope that this passes quickly and you are back to your normal, happy self and chatting with us here and elsewhere very soon. Take care.

Rach - I have been having trouble with the graphics, too. The smilies seem to have just shown up, so I think that is working for me now. (Although we'll see for sure when I post this.)

Deenan - It is very sad when the site is down. Glad it's back. And, now, we just need to get Elijah back. I'd like that counter to be reset ASAP!

Hi to everyone else who may be around.


Edit: Hi Rose! We posted at the same time. And, yes, having extra kids around is often a good thing for the purpose of keeping my kids entertained. ;) Glad having hubby home has been so helpful. And, sorry that it will be so hard to fit in that extra stuff when he;s gone. I've found that my kids sometimes enjoy folding laundry and at least on some things (like towels and some of their own clothes) they don't do too bad a job. Maybe you could make it a family activity that would get it done much faster?

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: frodomyhero on August 23, 2006, 11:12:07 pm

Good evenin all
Just wanted to pop in and say "hi"
Hope everything works out for you Nuke...... we will be happy to hear from you again. .... and hope that everything gets better .
Hi to everyone else and I just got through watching FOTR.. haven't seen Frodo in a while. It was nice seeing him again(sigh!)
Getting ready for school and today I did something I haven't done in over 3 years. I walked , I walked 3 miles. I am so excited. Tomorrow I will have to see how my feet/legs react but as soon as I had finished with my walk , I took it easy.
So happy the site is up .but no smileys huh Rose.
Will get back to you all tomorrow when I have more time, really tired and am achy a bit. TTFN ;D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: deenan on August 23, 2006, 11:47:11 pm

for lack of smileys, i'll be putting my emotions in asterisks *rolls eyes*


[quote author=Rose link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=555#msg1034315 date=1156387933]
I thought of you this afternoon while walking through Walmart. Not sure why but suddenly I was thinking about you. [/quote]

that's weird. i never shop at walmart, but i'm glad to be in your happy thoughts. maybe it's payback for when i was thinking about you. *grins*


Quote:
And, now, we just need to get Elijah back. I'd like that counter to be reset ASAP!

ya know? i hope it comes down tomorrow. *wink*

i bet you're going to miss hubby doing a lot of the domestic work rose. now, if only he would come here and do mine! *cheeky grin*

feel better soon FMH. *kissy*

ok, now i'm really outta here. *grins again*


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 24, 2006, 12:47:17 am

[quote author=nuke33 link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=540#msg1034306 date=1156385265]
Just wanted to let everyone know that I may not be posting for a bit. I'll still check in here and at the LJ's once and a while to see how everyone is doing. I haven't been in a very good space and don't want to subject you all to my mood.

Kisses and hugs until I come back :-*[/quote]

So sorry you're not feeling up to snuff, Nuke....but I'm sure you'll be back to your usual happy self soon.

*big hug*






Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 24, 2006, 08:05:28 am

Have to get to the dentist in a few and Im not dressed, so I'll have to come back later to respond. I have a quick question.

I just noticed that one of our theaters is showing a movie called "Bobby". Is there any chance this is the Elijah one? Is there another movie called Bobby out there? Jim might like EW's Bobby since he's a history buff, but if it's not due out for two months, surely this is a different movie.

I may call the theater and ask. WHo is the main star of Bobby? Will they know if I just ask if Elijah is in it?

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: deenan on August 24, 2006, 08:29:48 am

[quote author=Storyteller link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=555#msg1034351 date=1156421128]
I just noticed that one of our theaters is showing a movie called "Bobby". Is there any chance this is the Elijah one? Is there another movie called Bobby out there? [/quote]

THAT peaked my curiosity! ;D but i don't think that's our bobby. they may be showing "talladega nights: the ballad of ricky bobby". that came out a couple of weeks ago.

it never hurts by asking, but i doubt it's the one we're all waiting for. ;)

if you do call, ask if the movie has anthony hopkins or sharon stone.


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 24, 2006, 10:40:52 am

"talladega nights: the ballad of ricky bobby". that came out a couple of weeks ago.

They are, but it's in a separate theater. Maybe I need to call them. I'll be back and let you know. If it's EW's Bobby, I may get to see it this weekend, or next week at least.

EDIT: It's a misprint. Oh well.. I should have known. We don't call that paper the Morning Misprint for nothing.

Hugs,
Rach - who will return

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 24, 2006, 01:52:33 pm

Rach - "Morning Misprint" ;D Our local paper has its quality problems too. ::) I hope the dentist visit went well.

FMH - I'm so thrilled that you go to go walking. I hope you are not too sore today. *hugs*

Hi Deenan and Yeux and everyone else who might be around! :D

I was a good girl today and before I did lots of fandom-related things, I did some "work" stuff (you know like housework - specifically laundry, and committee work which amounted to several emails). I'm not sure how it got as late as it is, though. :-\ And, I seem to have a headache that the Advil I took is not getting rid of. Bummer. Hopefully that will improve soon.

Still trying to find time to upload pics from FoFF to share. . . ::)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 24, 2006, 03:26:36 pm

Celebrian, when I was in college in Rock Hill, we called the paper the Evening Error (instead of the Evening Herald) for the same reason. BOY could that paper mess things up!

They reported a "riot" on the Winthrop campus one day. It was no riot and I know because I was in the middle of it! LOL It was a bit of a lesson for a boy who made some, let's say less than complimentary, remarks about the girls in my dorm.

The next day he dedicated "I Can See Clearly Now" to us on the local radio station by way of apology. SNORK

Now that i think of it, maybe I need to change my answer on that vandalism question. I only used water and shaving cream. Nothing permanent, I promise! LOL

I have no idea how the valves on all four of his tires came loose. I really don't. Maybe he didn't screw them on tightly enough when he put in air. How should I know? LOL

It was kind of funny when the girls "treed" him in the drama department. It only took about an hour for his friends to rescue him. It was nothing, really....

Hugs, Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 24, 2006, 03:39:07 pm

Rach - LOL All sounds very innocent really. Of course. ;)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: frodomyhero on August 24, 2006, 06:17:10 pm

Wow , Deenan, it looks like the graphics are up and running YEAH!!!!
Thanks so MUCH JOCHEN!!!!!!!!! You are the best. Let's give Jochen a round of applause "all claps " Deenan, you are going to Seatle in Sept???
how cool is that?!!!!!!!
Awwe Rose, don't "sigh" so heavily. You will be alright and besides , come here and we will "cheer " you up. I know... we're not hubby , but we'll try to help you (kisses)
Celebrian, how is the house full of children going... and thanks for the cheer. I'm hurting today , my legs are definitely BUZZING. But .... it's not as bad as I thought. .. could it be ....? I've turned the corner on this thing.?
Nuke, we are here , whenever you want to come around.
Rach, cool story about your time in college.... I will have to tell you something we did (well .... maybe I better email you.. Ha Ha!!! (smiley)
I don't know if it is appropriate here......... hmmmmmmmmmm.



Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 24, 2006, 06:33:04 pm

SNORK! It really was fairly innocent. We didn't PERMANENTLY damage anything...even him.

He shouldn't have said what he said, and he never did it again. LOL

I'm a bit worried that Rose may never speak to me again. LOL

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 24, 2006, 07:52:21 pm

I won't be on much tonight because hubby and I are planning an evening together. I am considering watching (at least some of) The War. Now, I learned that there are supposed to be thunderstorms, which really freaks my son out. So, my question for those of you who have seen the movie is: If my almost 9yo son gets up tonight, is The War an appropriate movie to have on? Or should we find something else? I haven't seen it, so I really don't know.

FMH - Glad you are feeling better than you thought you might at this point. I hope this means good things! :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 24, 2006, 08:27:23 pm

The War wouldn't be too bad for your nine year old. There's a good bit of bad language, but no sex or anything.
Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 24, 2006, 08:40:41 pm

Thanks Rach! The storms seem to be breaking up, so we might end up being OK. :)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on August 24, 2006, 09:32:18 pm

[color=Green]everyone is talking about watching The War. makes me want to watch it. :) maybe this weekend.

the media ::) i hate the media. i got all excited when Rach said they are playing Bobby. she could go and tell us all about it. but i guess we'll have to wait for Nov. after all.

frodomyhero, i don't think Deenan meant to come to Seattle this year. i have her penciled in for next year.

Deenan, your countdown ticker tape is a riot! :D

nuke, i hope you'll be better soon. :-[ [/color]



Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 24, 2006, 09:58:21 pm

When the thread page opened up for me the first line I saw was Rach's "I am a bit worried that Rose will never speak to me again." :D That certainly made me go back and read through the thread quickly. ;D Rach, of course I will still speak to you. LOL. I have never told you all about my freshman year of college, have I? ;D Anyway, I am sure that lesson you gave the boy was well deserved. ;)

Celebrian, sorry about your headache. :-\ And good for you for being a good girl and getting some work done first. :)

Frodomyhero, thanks so much for being willing to cheer me up. :-*

Hi Chowling. Hi Yeux. Sorry if I missed anyone else since i posted last. :-\ Haven't seen Rita or Joanie for a day or two. I hope they are okay.



Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on August 24, 2006, 11:41:06 pm

Hi Rose! *waves*
I decided this week that I would alternate between A&F and LJ. One night I'll go to LJ, one night to A&F, and probably at least one night to go to bed early. :P I had two of those go-to-bed-early nights this week. ::)

I hope everyone is well. I hate it when I get behind.
Nuke, I hope you feel better soon. Remember that we are here for you if you need to talk or rant. And if you need time to yourself, we'll be here when you come back. :-*

Frodomyhero, that's wonderful that you walked so much! But don't overdo it. When does your school start?

Rose, maybe your kids could help out more after your husband goes to work. My kids are good at folding towels, and socks. They always complain, but they can do it. ::)

Rach, you crack me up! Such a nice woman, and you can be such a h*ll raiser, too! :o 8)

Celebrian, did you get rid of the headache? Let us know if your son liked The War. The end is very, very sad. I hope it doesn't upset him.

Hi to everyone else!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Joanie on August 25, 2006, 07:04:55 am

Good day everyone!! Lots going on around here and I haven't had much online time. Rose, thanks for thinking about me. :-*

I'm trying to catch up here, but it's not working. ::) I hope everyone is doing well.

Nuke, know that we are all here for you. I hope whatever it is you're going through will pass quickly and you'll be yourself again.(((hugs))) and :-*

FHM, so glad to hear about your walk. Do take it easy, though.

Rach, sounds like you had a great time in college! Poor guy didn't know what he was in for. ;D

Rita, your plan is a good one. I never have enough time for both A&F and LJ. I might start doing that. I can't view LJ's at work because they have it blocked, so can only check from home. :(

I apologize for anyone I've missed. I have to get ready for work now. I hope to be on later tonight, if possible.

Have a wonderful Friday everyone!! :D


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: deenan on August 25, 2006, 08:08:31 am

hi ladies!

seems that i have a bit more time to spend here.

rita, one day here, one day there sounds great, but sometimes there's nothing going on here or there. then what do you do? clean the house? perish the thought! :P

FMH, i would like to go to seattle, but i'm thinking next september. i'm outta cash right now.

the war is a great film. it reminds me so much of my summers in the south. there is a little language, but you know how 13 year olds are. if they can use it, they will. ;D

i knew bobby couldn't be out yet. not until november. sounds like a good movie to see on thanksgiving.

hi to everyone that i missed.

even though there was an elijah sighting, there's still no pictures so the ticker remains. :P

have a great weekend!

hasta la vista baby :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 25, 2006, 08:52:57 am

the war is a great film. it reminds me so much of my summers in the south

And mine as well, as I've told you before. I LOVE the scene where the girls get everything on the boys list and read it off in unison in those sassy voices. It CRACKS me up every time! "Barca-lounger". LOLOLOL

Rita, that IS a good idea to alternate your time. I'm going to have to think about that one... Yes, I've been a rabble-rouser in my time, and could be again, given the right circumstances. All I need is a worthy cause. It's probably a good thing I live in a quiet little out-of-the-way place or I'd probably be chained to a tree somewhere. LOL

*waves to Joanie!

Rose, I'd LOVE to hear about your freshman year at college. This should be interesting....LOL

Hugs,
Rach


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 25, 2006, 04:04:36 pm

Deenan - I think you can reset that countdown ticker. There are new wireimage pics of elijah from yesterday I think at one of those free stuff events. He's shaved off the beard and he looks GOOD! :D

Rose - Thanks about the headache (which is better today) and the support for getting stuff done (which has been a complete failure so far today ::)). And, I would also LOVE to hear about your freshman year at college. ;D

Rita - Nice to see you. Sorry you are too busy to post much these days. I'll get to The War in a moment.

Hi Joanie - Sorry you don't have time to be around much either. Nice to see you though! :) So you're at the new (or not-really-that-new-anymore) job now, right? How is that going?

For those who asked/commented about The War, we watched it last night. We only intended to watch part and get to bed at a regular time and finish tonight or something, but we ended up staying up and watching it all. I found the southern accents a bit hard to understand at times so I missed some lines, but understood enough I think. It was a lot sadder than I was prepared for (hubby too). The ending was really tough. My son didn't watch (we heard some distant thunder and saw some flashes but none of the storms were near us - they were nasty in other parts of the state though) although he came out of his room about 10 times and we kept stopping it. I'm glad he didn't watch it. The language and subject matter were not something I would have wanted him to watch. I thought it was a very good film. Elijah was great and so were the other child actors (for the most part anyway). It was certainly very emotionally engaging. I didn't expect it to be as sad as it was and that made for a somewhat rough night. But, I am very glad that I got to see it and I appreciate again that Yeux gave me a copy. Thanks Yeux! :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Plutonic on August 25, 2006, 04:35:50 pm

Hello all Ė finally made it here again! Every time I plan to post, something gets on the way Ė usually itís work, but I just had 3 migraines in swift succession, which effectively wiped out the last 4 days entirely. :( Still, it has been a couple of months since my last bad attack, so thatís something, at least.

Iím glad everyoneís back safe & sound and you all had a wonderful time FOFFing (is there such a verb, Ďto Foffí? ;) )
Nuke Ė (if youíre around Ė I hope youíre doing OK and feel more like yourself soon) Ė thanks for posting the links to all those pics. I loved seeing what you were all getting up to together!
I have no idea who anyone is, though Ė could somebody tell me whoís who from left to right in the photo below, please?
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/nuke333/1b23a861.jpg

Iíve been reading the thread since everyone got back, but Iím afraid itís all a blur of butter cows, cardboard kings, cherry sauce and spatulas! ;D The ĎOrder of the Bloody Spatulaí, eh? I was a bit worried about the FOFF spatula fetish, but now that Storyteller has explained that itís just like the Ya Ya Sisterhood but with a Ďstreak of potentially violent insanity addedí, well, thatís just fine then! ;D ....I think...... :o ;) LOL

Celebrian, congratulations to your children on their swimming achievements. :)
Nuke, congratulations to your daughter too!

Joanie, howís your mum doing? Hope sheís still recovering well.

frodomyhero, Good job on the walking! I really need to walk more.

I see some of you are gearing up for the new school term.
Rose, I hope your school schedule is still going well.
My younger daughter starts back on 4th September. Yesterday, she got the results of her GCSEís (these are exams taken at the age of 16 Ė Iíve no idea what the US equivalent is). She got A in all 9 subjects, so we are very proud of her indeed! :) Sheíll now go on to do A (Advanced)-levels for 2 years at school, then University after that. Sheís got no idea what she wants to study at Uni yet, but sheís taking A-levels in English, Psychology, Biology and German.

My elder daughter is already away at University Ė sheís a student paediatric nurse, so her terms are very, very long. :( But she is coming home for a rare weekend at the beginning of September, so Iím really looking forward to that! :)

Whatís that Ė Elijah shaved off his beard?! Nooooo!! :'( Ah well, it had to happen, and he can always grow again sometime, I suppose (hope!)

Celebrian, I really enjoyed ĎThe Warí, but I had to watch it with the subtitles on Ė I was just missing too much of the dialogue without it!

love to you all
Diane



Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 25, 2006, 06:27:41 pm

Plutonic, left to right.

Rose, Celebrian, Yeux (standing), Deenan (sitting on the floor), at the foot of the angel me in the bright blue and Chowling beside me, and on the right, Lovely Rita in the pink top.

Celebrian, funny... I didn't have any trouble at all with the accents in The War! SNORK * ducks and runs to avoid flying silverware... BTW, the tree where the fort was built is in Beaufort, SC. Most of it was filmed in Mississippi, I think. The accents are more Mississippi than South Carolina. Elijah does a VERY good job, but so does Lexi Randall. I LOVE when she tells off Christine Baranski's character. "All MY friends have NAMES!" You go, girl! like Deenan, it is SO much like my childhood in a small southern town. We were of a higher socio-economic status than the Simmonses, but in that day and time, it hardly mattered. The kids all did the same kind of things. Our town had its Lipnikis, too.

Powerful film, powerful performances. One of my favorites.

I'm glad your headache is better.

I found out this morning that my inlaws are coming to visit on their way to the beach on Sunday. Fortunately, the house isn't too bad. Little touchups are all that is needed. They are taking us to lunch so I don't have to cook.

Jim has a major eye appointment tomorrow so I may not be around that much until Sunday afternoon. Jim is so blind that if they take his glasses to put in new lenses, I have to walk him around by the hand like a blind person. He feels very vulnerable when he can't see and is very nervous. I'm always glad when this is over.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: deenan on August 25, 2006, 07:20:23 pm

[quote author=Celebrian link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=570#msg1034590 date=1156536276]
Deenan - I think you can reset that countdown ticker. There are new wireimage pics of elijah from yesterday I think at one of those free stuff events. He's shaved off the beard and he looks GOOD! :D[/quote]

i know. i saw them! woohoo! so down comes the ticker. i hope i don't have to use it again. ;)

i'm glad you liked the war cele. the one part i just watch elijah in awe at is when he finds out about his dad. where did all that pure emotion come from?

good to see you again plutonic. maybe next time you can join us for FOFF II.

i'm off to stare some more at the new elijah pics. i hope a nice photo shoot is coming soon. btw, his beard is still there, only not as unkempt as before.

i may be back later.

until then. :)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: candygirl75 on August 25, 2006, 07:28:57 pm


[color=Purple]Hello ladies!!!!!

Hope all is well with you. I see your all staying busy.
I've been catching up on all your posts the past couple days as I have spent some well needed time writing poetry and posting some new stuff to my deviantart account.

Deenan--Reset that ticker girl! The hobbit boy has resurfaced and is looking...like a mannish boy again sans the beard!! You know what I think ladies,--- he's found the fountain of youth :D. He's such a cutie!! Those eyes---god, that boy is going to kill me with his EYES!!

Celebrian--My son (he's 6) has such a problem with thunderstorms that he physically makes himself ill. I've recently sought out help for him on this as I hate seeing him like that. The weather often times determines our movie watching for the evening, he ends up in are bed at the first crack of thunder!! Ah...The War--Elijah shines doesnt he? Oh and congrats on your daughters swimming award!

Rach---Hope all goes well with your husbands eye doctor appointment. Not my favorite thing either!

Everyone--I have finally joined livejournal! I actually opted for the paid account as I felt the whole "custom" thing is important however...this is more complicated than I thought so, I may have questions for some of you! My page is blank at this point but here is the address:http://candy-can-write.livejournal.com (http://candy-can-write.livejournal.com) Sorry guys, I don't know how to make it "clickable". Now, do I friend you guys or do you guys friend me? ??? Again-sorry, I'm used to myspace. I plan to bring some of my poetry from deviantart over there too! Hope to see you all at LJ!

Peace
Candy[/color]

Hey, I actually made the link, linkable and clickable!! **does dance around house***
Your right Deenan, the beard IS there, just well groomed!!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on August 25, 2006, 09:31:42 pm

Happy Friday everyone! I love Friday. It's my day off, the kids are at school. I took my oldest son for a hearing test this morning, and he did very well (he has some mild high-frequency hearing loss, but it hasn't gotten any worse). Then I spent the day running errands and shopping (needed some new pants for work).

Candy, I will friend you, and then my lj name (katydid42) will show up on your user page. It should be easy for you to friend me from there.

I think I'll watch The War this weekend. Reading all your comments about it makes me want to watch it again.

The Elijah pics are wonderful. It looks like he shaved, and then is letting that beard grow again. I don't care, I'll take beard or no beard. Just give me Elijah!

Rach, I hope Jim's eye appt. went well. My husband has a lot of problems with one eye. I don't think he could walk around anywhere without his glasses or contacts. I can understand how that would make him nervous.

Plutonic, the spatula thing started as a joke, but then took on a life of it's own. ;D We are quite silly here. 8)

I'm going to poke around the forum here a bit. :)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 25, 2006, 10:18:30 pm

WOW! I think I was here yesterday, but there sure is a lot to read. :o

Candy, like Rita said, I'll friend you at my LJ (yeuxdebleu) then you'll see my name on your friends list and you go to "manage friends" and friend me back by putting a check mark in the box opposite my name. And welcome to the world of LJ. I think all of us on this thread now have LJs.

To make a link clickable, all you have to do is copy the entire link and paste it here. You didn't copy your entire link, but it still worked. It should be

http://candy-can-write.livejournal.com

Rach, doesn't Jim have a second pair of glasses? When I need new lenses, I just wear my other pair while one pair gets new lenses. As bad as his eyesight is, he should have two pairs in any event because he couldn't function without his glasses.

FMH -- I hope after all that walking, your legs aren't causing you pain again. I know how you like to push yourself, but take it easy. *wags finger in your face*

Rita -- Was your son born with the high-frequency hearing loss or has it happened over time....i.e., too much loud music?

What???? New pictures of Elijah???? *rushes over to Pictures section*

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Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 25, 2006, 10:25:50 pm

Rita, that is an excellent idea to alternate between LJ and A&F. Now that I only have about 1 1/2 hours a day on the computer (and dial up at that), I just might copy you and do that, too. And that is a good idea to get the kids to fold laundry. I am teaching them to do some new chores and, once they learn them, it will help me out a lot. So glad you son's hearing test went well. My third son has only 80% of his hearing.

Hi Joanie! Hi Deenan ;)

Sooo sorry about your migraine, Plutonic. :-\

Celebrian, sometime when I have about three hours, I will tell you about my freshman year at college. Actually, it wasn't toooo bad. I just had a roomate that liked pranks and I found it fun and interesting to go along with her much of the time. But we never did anything distructive. It was more along Rach's shaving cream line. :D

Anam Cara, thanks for telling us about your LJ. I will friend you next time I am in LJ land.

Rach, I hope you have a good visit with your in-laws and that Jim's eye appointment goes well.

I forgot to mention that my hubby got his cast off yesterday. He has two weeks of physical therapy and will hopefully be back at UPS by September 10 or 11th. It is weak and looks a bit "deformed" (hubby's words, not mine) but the bones (according the the x-ray) looked fine. Also, my daughter was able to wear normal shoes for the first time since her accident on July 12. She had only been able to wear slippers and crocs because her injury was too sensitive for shoes to touch it, but she was wear them today without pain.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on August 25, 2006, 10:26:49 pm

Yes, Yeux, new pictures of Elijah! Squee! :D

I don't know when my son got the hearing loss. He didn't have many ear infections as a baby (only 2). He was a very healthy baby. The hearing loss is related to his learning disability, but I don't know which one came first. We do get on to him now about listening to music too loudly, but the hearing loss was diagnosed when he was 7.

Rach, have fun with the in-law visit.
My sister's in-laws are living with her now. They just moved here from Russia. Her MIL doesn't speak any English. I imagine things are very interesting at their house right now. :o

Rose, you posted right before me!
So glad your husband got his cast off today. Is he having any more pain? I hope he heals quickly. I noticed that your daughter had crocs on when they visited us as FOFF. I figured it was because of her foot. I'm so glad it's getting better.

LOL. I keep adding more comments here.
;D
Rose, your freshman year in college sounds interesting. So you helped your roommate pull pranks? I can see you doing that!
Hopefully I can stick with my idea about alternating LJ and A&F. So many nights, I want to go to both. But there just isn't time to cover both. On the weekend, I'll do both, though!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 25, 2006, 10:42:21 pm

Wow, I can't imagine living with a MIL who doesn't speak any English.

No, thankfully my husband had absolutely no pain when they removed the cast this time. He says it is a little "tender" but no real pain. It will take him awhile to get all the mobility back.

Yes, I did play a few college pranks with my roommate. ;D I had always been calm and quiet and had never been in trouble of any kind so I kind of shocked my parents and my hubby (then my boyfriend). I settled down after a few months but I still tease my old roommate about being a bad influence on me.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: frodomyhero on August 25, 2006, 10:57:46 pm

What great new Elijah photos (can't peal eyes off of them)
Lovely Rita, you are so good to bounce around. I should follow that idea too. but I'm an internet lazy bum.
Celebrian , hope you are feeling better soon! Wow you watched the War . That was so generoous of you Yeux.
Joanie, hope you are finding some time for YOU. My my work, with your mom's health and all and then your family .... please find some time-You deserve it.
Nuke...... we miss you and will wait patiently for you to "arrive"
Rach, that's so cool that the War gives you such great memories. I've never seen the movie. although it sounds too depressing. Don't know if I'm up for it. I hope everything works out with your hubby's new glasses and his eye exam. Boy he must feel awfully stressed at that.
Plutonic. nice to "see" you here. Wow, you did have so many adventures..
GL seeing your daughter from school. I bet you miss her.
Deenan. Thanks so much for sharing the pics .... Elijah just gets better and better.............ummm.
Rose , so glad your hubby has been freed from his cast and that your daughter is more mobile too. They both will be happier in the days ahead, I'm sure ( and YOU will too)- So YOU were a PRANKSTER ....eh??
We did something horrid when I was in school (actually a FEW horrid things.) we were pretty wild......... well what do you expect from students in an art school ..... I mean we were in this apt house in Brooklyn (our Dorm) and because we had some severe cases (students) those were put on the second floor to live so in case they jumped, they wouldn't get killed. Art students are very intense.......
Lovely Rita, does your son use a hearing device of some kind? Does he have challenges in school trying to hear above the roar ???????
GL .
Well , have to hit the hay. Tomorrow I have to look up court cases on the internet...... it's a LONG story.. :o
TTFN

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on August 25, 2006, 11:04:57 pm

Hi Frodomyhero! I hope you have a nice weekend. We're supposed to get rain all weekend. How are you feeling after your long walk the other day?

Rose, that's great that your husband's arm isn't hurting. The physical therapy will help him get his mobility back.

I'm going to go watch Meerkat Manor with my husband. We've really gotten addicted to that show!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Joanie on August 25, 2006, 11:25:20 pm

Hello everyone! Happy weekend.

Geez, with everyone talking about The War, I better get a move on and rent that movie. I never did see it. I have a free month of on-line Blockbuster, so I think I'll put that one on my list. ;D

Celebrian, the "new" job is going well, thanks. Now, though, with my mom's health, it's been a bit tricky balancing everything, but so far I've been able to manage it *knocks wood*.

Candy, thanks for the well wishes. By the way, I too have an LJ (neuce61) and would love to friend you.

Nice to see new pictures of Elijah!! :D I like it that he's cleaned up the beard. Would really love to see it all gone. ;D

Rose, glad hubby's cast is off. I wish him much luck with therapy and a speedy recovery for your daughter as well.

Hi Frodomyhero, Rita, Yeux and Deenan!! :-* :-*

I'm gonna check out some threads and hopefully be back. Ciao ladies!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on August 26, 2006, 12:28:11 am

[color=green]Rose, i'm glad your daughter and your husband are healing. :) hopefully, with the physical therapy everything will be fine. his arm probably just needs to get its strength back and then his wrist will be as good as new.

Joanie, i'm shocked! :o you've never seen The War? by Sunday, we expect a full report on it. ;)

Rach, your poor husband really should have two pairs of glasses. i feel for him because i can't see squat without my contacts. so get him another pair! i actually have an eye appointment tomorrow, too. i need new contacts i think. well, at least one. ::)[/color]



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Iíve been reading the thread since everyone got back, but Iím afraid itís all a blur of butter cows, cardboard kings, cherry sauce and spatulas!


[color=Green]Plutonic, congrats, you are actually keeping up. except the cherry sauce - that was Lovely Rita's private lovely cherry sauce experiment. that did not happen at FOFF. except i think the cardboard dude could have used some cherry sauce to brighten his sunny disposition. ;D
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Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 26, 2006, 08:16:30 am

Hi all! I've only a moment but I did want to check in.

Chowling -Jim DOES have a second pair of glasses. He has prescription sunglasses, but if they want to change the lenses in those, too, he will spent a portion of today very blind. Those of you who met him at FOFF will probably realize that his glasses are REALLY EXPENSIVE ones, costing almost twice what mine do. (ACK! I think we have eye coverage now...I need to check that before we leave!)

Be sure you see about those contacts. It doesn't pay to take chances with your eyes.

Funny eye story - When my daughter Laura was about 7, we noticed that she had started running into the doorframes at home alot. I took her to the eye dr beause knowing our medical history regarding eyesight, I was of course expecting this. The nurse was going to do a preliminary check and flipped the switch on one of those projected eye charts. "Read the big E", she said. Laura answered, "What E?" The nurse kind of gasped, flipped the chart off and told us the dr would be in in a moment. LOL Now THAT is blind! LOL

Rita, Meerkat Manor IS addicitve! I'm really going to miss having new episodes for awhile, and hearing Sean's sweet voice..Ok, that belongs on another thread...LOL I can't beleive they are leaving us wondering what happened to Shakespeare, but Yeux reassures me that he is ok. I will take comfort in the knowledge that she is usually right. Glad your son's hearing test went well.
Hi to everyone else. I'm sorry I don't have time to respond right now to everyone. I MUST run, but I'll be back later.

Everyone have a fantastic day!

Hugs,
Rach




Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 26, 2006, 12:58:06 pm

Hurray for weekends when I have time to come online in the day time! :D

Frodomyhero, good luck on your court case. I got your email.

Joanie, I can imagine that balancing your new job and your Mom's health situation, as well as your usual duties is pretty tricky. I have been thinking about you a lot.

Hi Chowling. As usual, you brought a smile to my face. I loved your statement about the cardboard dude needing some cherry sauce to brighten his sunny disposition. ;D

Rach, that is a funny story about poor Laura and her eyesight.

Thanks for all the good wishes for my husband and daughter. :) Well, I am off to bake birthday cupcakes for my daughter. She will be eight tomorrow.

Edit: I made my FOFF (My Favorite Things about FOFF) entry "Private" instead of "Friends" (long story, I really need to figure out how to pick and chose which Friends can see an entry). I think most of you here who are interested have seen it, but if not, and if you want to see it, let me know and I will cut and paste it and email it to you.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Plutonic on August 26, 2006, 04:19:56 pm

Storyteller, thank you for sorting out Ďwhoís whoí for me! :)

My mum tells a similar story to yours re the eye test Ė we had eye tests at school back then, at the age of 5, and she got a letter from the school saying they had been Ďunable to test meí. Turns out the school optician had assumed I was stupid when I said couldnít see any shapes at all. ::) Course, my mum took me straight to a private optician who confirmed that, no, I couldnít really see much at all. I often wonder what I must have made of that fuzzy, blurry world for the first five years!
I used to wear contacts, but I had to stop because my Ďtear qualityí deteriorated Ė oh the joys of getting older! ::)

LovelyRita, silly is good - I like silly! ;D

Rose, how did your hubby break his wrist? Was it his writing arm? Glad heís recovering well (ditto your daughter).

Ooh, cupcakes! :D Could you save me a virtual one? ;)

Frodomyhero, goodness, did you really get art students trying to kill themselves?! :o Itís a curious thing, the artistic temperament. Iím so glad Elijah seems to be well balanced and generally not too prone to deep depressions.

[quote author=~Anam Cara~ link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=570#msg1034612 date=1156548537]

He's such a cutie!! Those eyes---god, that boy is going to kill me with his EYES!!
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Yeah, but what a way to go!!! ;D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 26, 2006, 05:01:11 pm

[quote author=Plutonic link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=585#msg1034768 date=1156623596]
Rose, how did your hubby break his wrist? Was it his writing arm? Glad heís recovering well (ditto your daughter).


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He broke his arm while he was playing soccer while we were in Peru this summer. It was a very bad break. The two main bones of the arm broke right above the wrist and the bones that broke pushed up on top of the other bones, if that makes sense. (It is hard to explain without being able to show you an arm. :)) No, thankfully it is not his writing arm.

That is too bad that the school optician assumed you were dumb and didn't know your shapes. >:( Occasionally (thankfully only a couple of times) other grown ups have made false assumptions about one of my kids and it is frustrating. Glad your Mom was wise enough to take you to the eye doctor.

Anam Cara, I am off to Friend you in LJ Land while I am thinking about it. Don't forget to friend me back. ;)

I know I can spend more time here on the weekends but I think I am spending too much time online today! ;D

Edit: Plutonic, do you have an LJ. If you posted the link, I must have missed it. :-\ Frodomyhero, I friended you. Don't forget to friend me back. ;)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on August 26, 2006, 07:34:30 pm

Hi Rose! I love your new siggie, the "cardboard dude". LOL ;D I suppose some cherry sauce would cheer him up, but we ate it all!




Quote:
silly is good - I like silly!

Plutonic, you'll fit right in here. :D
Your story about the eye exam reminds me of my job. I had to give hearing screenings to kindergartners last week. Some of them just aren't mature enough to follow the directions for the simple exam. We usually have to rescreen them later. But other little ones are so mature! One little kindergartner was asking me to explain how the machine works!

I've got some turkey meatballs on the stove, and need to get back to them. But I should be back onine later.
See ya!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 26, 2006, 10:56:44 pm

Wow! There has been a lot of stuff posted since I last posted. I actually popped in briefly earlier and read some, then came back and read the rest and now I'm back a third time to actually post, but I can't possibly respond to everything. Sorry.

Rose - I am soooo glad to hear the good news about your husband's arm and your daughter's foot. :D And, I would still love to hear about your freshman year when we find the time. ;D Sorry you had to make that entry private. I'm curious about what happened to cause you to do that, but only if you want to (have time to) tell me. ETA: And, I love the new siggie and your reason for suing it. ;)

I have friended both FMH and Candy at LJ so please friend me back when you get a chance.

Plutonic - Do you have an LJ? If so, I think I missed that too.

LOL at the cardboard dude needing cherry sauce.

Rach - I hope things went well with Jim's eye appointment.

Joanie - Glad the "new" job is going well and I hope that things settle down in your life soon. Is your Mom still recovering well?

FMH - Good luck with the court thing. Thanks the headache did go away eventually.

Anam Cara (what does that mean, BTW?) - Sorry your son gets physically sick during storms. Thanks about the swimming. It wasn't my kids who got the award 0 that was Nuke's daughter - but my kids did make a LOT of progress after some tough times getting them to do stuff (like going under water), so I am pleased.

Rita - Glad your son's hearing test went well. :)

Hi to everyone else. And just randomly: Yes, silly is good. Nuts is good (only Rach wil understand the point of that! ;)) Cupcakes sound good - can I get a virtual one too? Wow! Some really poor vision among families around here! :o

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on August 26, 2006, 11:51:46 pm

[color=Green]Rach, your poor daughter - running into doorframes. i can't see any E's either. ::)
i've had contacts since i was 16. if i ever had to give them up, i would be miserable. my eye doctor today will be getting me new ones.

Plutonic, i can't believe they thought you were stupid. that's awful.

Rita, cherry sauce last week. turkey meatballs this week. are you putting that spatula to it's proper use - like cooking?

Rose, what's with your siggie? ;D Aragorn? Sam will be so jealous! ;)
will you have a little birthday party for your daughter?

Celebrian, are you sure you only want one virtual cupcake? :o[/color]






Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 27, 2006, 12:11:55 am

Good point, Chowling! I'll have a whole plate of virtual cupcakes. No calories after all! ;D

Goodnight all. I should have been gone before now. OOPS!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Plutonic on August 27, 2006, 05:47:33 am

Morning!

No, I donít have an LJ yet. I suppose I should get one set up, though I donít know when Iíd ever find the time to write anything! Is it possible to have an account so you can be Ďfriendedí, but not to actually use your own LJ for anything?

Rose, your hubbyís break sounded horribly painful! Poor man! :( That must have put a dampener on your holiday :( (assuming you were on holiday in Peru?).

[quote author=Celebrian link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=585#msg1034799 date=1156651915]
Good point, Chowling! I'll have a whole plate of virtual cupcakes. No calories after all! ;D
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Yes, good idea - you can be voracious yet virtually virtuous! ;)

Well, I'd best go do some housework. :( It's a bank holiday weekend here, though (i.e. most people have Monday off) so at least I don't have to go to work tomorrow! *does happy dance*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: frodomyhero on August 27, 2006, 07:58:14 am

[quote author=Plutonic link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=585#msg1034768 date=1156623596]

Frodomyhero, goodness, did you really get art students trying to kill themselves?! :o Itís a curious thing, the artistic temperament. Iím so glad Elijah seems to be well balanced and generally not too prone to deep depressions.

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NO NO! My SCHOOL put those kids on the second floor because they were so suicidal, the SCHOOL was worried that if they jumoped out the window ,they wouldn't get killed
We played a horrid prank on the "head" of the dorm building. He was a really nice guy with a great temperment but we were EVIL art students.
One day , it was a warm day in spring after a cold winter and we had a several story "dorm" ( an 18 story apartment building in the city) Anyway some of the neighborhood kids started riding their bike by the side of the dorm. We made water balloon and tried to hit them and this kind of blossomed into a raging bunch of events where eventually people were sending down ropes off their balconies and people were attaching things to the ropes ....... then we thought of a diabolical plan. We got old clothes together and stuff them and stapled them together and we went to the balcony and threw the "body" off the balcony and screamed! The "head " guy was actually out on the balcony of his apartment keeping an eye on the situation when he saw the "body jump" from the 12 th floor!!!!!!
Needless to say , he got a few grey hairs on his head from us (all the girls in my dorm room - there were four of us - and my friends who were boys in another dorm room- 4 of them) The kids in the neighborhood got a hold of the "body" and waved it back to us .... It was just some fun but I felt so bad for the head guy. I"m sure he could tell after the initial shock of the first second it was kind of FLOATING down. But we all had a good laugh and it was the story of the day for a long time..... they never caught us either . We were BAD!!!!!!!!!!!! :o Such the creative minds. eh?

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on August 27, 2006, 12:11:33 pm

I had planned to get back here after dinner last night, but we had awful thunderstorms. The thunder was very loud (thank goodness it doesn't scare my kids). Our power went out for about 2 hours early this morning. It looks like it may storm again today.

Frodomyhero, your dorm story is funny. It's amazing what college students will do. ;D I bet the head guy will never forget that. :P

Plutonic, you can have an LJ without writing anything in it. A lot of people do that. Then you can friend people and read their journals. Have a nice holiday. We have one here in the U.S. on Sept. 4- Labor Day.

chowling, I've been using my spatula a lot lately. But only for cooking. The turkey-rice meatballs were very good. They're called Turkey Porcupine meatballs, and my son asked me if they would hurt his mouth! LOL He takes things so literally. ::)

I must go get food for my famiy today. We have no milk or bread. :P
Hopefully I'll be back later, if it's not storming.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 27, 2006, 03:49:50 pm

Just thought I'd pop in for a moment. The in-laws have come and gone. We had lunch at a local eatery (not particularly good) and looked at pictures from the FOFF trip. (Only a couple of the OBS, but I DID explain who everyone was.)

FMH, cracked up at your story! It's such fun to look back on those days! I'm glad I had so much fun in college, and I'm sure you are, too.

Plutonic, a lot of people keep LJ accounts just so they can read the ljs of others. No biggie.

The turky-rice meatballs sound yummy, Rita. I hope they didn't hurt your son's mouth! LOL The thunderstorms here haven't been as bad as most years, but hurricane season is just heating up...we will probably get some more nasties before it's over. Glad you are ok.

Celebrian, if I eat virtual cupcakes, will I have to let out my virtual pants? LOL

See you all later!

Hugs,
Rach


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 27, 2006, 03:54:26 pm

Yes, Plutonic, we like silly here. ;D By the way, where are you from. I was in Peru (we were there most of July) when you first started posting here and I think I missed your introduction.

Rita, glad you have been putting your spatula to good use...and it is probably a good thing you are using it for cooking. ;D

Celebrian, thanks for your comments about my hubby's arm and daughter's foot. I had to put the one entry under private because a friend of my son's has friended me and I am not sure she or her parents would understand my Sean fandom (they would probably see it as me being "unfaithful" to my hubby). She and her family actually know about my LOTR weekend and they are LOTR fans themselves (they are the family that Yeux sent you a picture of..the parents anyway) but they would never understand my specific Sean fandom, which is alluded to several times in that entry. She commented to me that she had not visited my LJ in awhile and was going to do it that evening, so that made me remember I'd better make that entry private. (Sorry to be so long winded. I probably should have just PMed Celebrian instead of putting all of you through the story. ;D)

Chowling, the Aragorn siggie is very temporary and only in memory of FOFF. It is actually my son's siggie (he is a huge Aragorn fan and he uses that siggie on a site he frequents) but he was kind enough to let me borrow it. :)

Frodomyhero, you were a bunch of evil art students. ;D ;D ;D

We had a little birthday party for my daughter today. She wanted tacos and cottage cheese. :) We also had cupcakes. She liked her presents. It was fun but I have to admit I am glad all the children's birthdays are over for the year. Even small family/one-friend-only birthday parties can be kind of stressful.


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 27, 2006, 04:26:23 pm

ROse, happy birthday to your daughter!

Reading what you said about your lj, I have to tell you something funny that happened today. I wanted to show Jim's parents some of our vacation pictures so I dumped a bunch of them on to a dvd so I could show them on the tv. At least, I THOUGHT they were all vacation pictures. ???

We were getting close to the end of one set and found some pictures that I had taken in the yard so I figured I would just flip through them very quickly. I was going through and what should pop up but a picture of SEAN!!!!!!!!!!! I had grabbed it from a website but apparently not moved it to the Sean folder as I should have. *blush I paniced since they would NEVER understand my fandom and tried to hit the play button to go to the next shot. of course, I MISSED the play button and hit the PAUSE instead. Now the pic was just SITTING there in all it's glory in front of my INLAWS!

EEK! I had to wait until it went on on its own. Luckliy no one asked who that was, and I'm glad. I know JIM knew who it was but even he never said a word.

I'm just glad it's over now. Hopefully, they'll forget....

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 27, 2006, 10:35:14 pm

Rach - OOPS! I commented in your LJ about the picture goof. And, the fabulous thing about virtual cupcakes is never having to let out your pants. ;D

Rose - I understand now. Although I find it rather silly that anyone would think you were being unfaithful to your husband because of your respect for a particular actor, I can see why you wouldn't want your friends to read it if they would feel that way about it. <b>Happy Birthday to your daughter!</b> :D Glad it was a nice celebration for her and she liked her presents.

Rita - Sorry about the storms. I hope you get here tonight. :)

FMH - :o Wow! That was quite a college prank. Glad no one actually got hurt.

Plutonic - As others have said you can have an LJ to read and comment at others and not post in it yourself. But, after you get it maybe you'll decide to post a bit too.

We went to a craft fair today and got the girls Christmas tree ornaments (we get one per child each year). My son was picky and didn't find any he wanted. Nothing much else going on. Off to catch up on some other things.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on August 27, 2006, 10:52:18 pm

Rach, your story about the Sean pic is so funny! Sounds like you got through it okay. (Do you think on the way home, your MIL asked your FIL "why did she have a picture of Sean Astin on her computer?" ;D)
I wouldn't let my family members anywhere near my computer! Except my youngest sister, who knows a little bit about my Elijah interest. But I'm not sure I'd want to admit to her how many Elijah pics I have on my computer. ::)

All your kid's birthday's are over for the year, Rose? Birthdays are fun, but can be stressful on the mom. All of our birthdays are over by the end of May. We are all spring babies in my house. :)

My son's karate schedule has changed, so I may be around here a little bit more. His classes are later in the evening, so my husband can take him more often. But he has a long class on Friday night, which we don't like very much, because sometimes we like to go out on Friday night.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Joanie on August 27, 2006, 11:02:01 pm

Hello everyone! Wow this thread is hopping. Great to see. :)

Too much to comment on. Just wanted to say hello and trying to get some computer time. My youngest is now on the computer more than I am!! So now I have to fight for the computer with my two daughters. Guess who's gonna lose?? :(

I just hope everyone is doing well and has a good week. Mom is feeling much better. Thanks for all your well wishes. :-*

The family and I will be taking some much needed vacation time this coming weekend. We will be out of town for a couple of days. Now I get to be stressed about packing!! It never ends.......... ::)

Ciao for now bellas!! :-* :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: frodomyhero on August 27, 2006, 11:31:02 pm

Awe, Joanie, please find some time to rest. You sound like you could use some total DOWN time.
take care.......
I popped in and will not be able to stay .. tomorrow is a crazy day.
Love to all
TTFN :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 27, 2006, 11:36:44 pm

Hi Joanie - You fight for your computer time. We need you to come in and chat with us! ;D enjoy your time away and I am very glad your mom is doing OK. We're going camping next weekend so we'll be gone for a couple of days too.

Hi FMH - I hope tomorrow is calmer than you anticipate.

Rita - Bummer about the Friday night karate class. But, glad you might be able to be here more evenings with the new schedule.

I actually realized recently that we have birthdays in each season (just barely though), so they are somewhat spread out. My kids' b-days are still upcoming (my son in October and my daughters in late December).

I'm off to bed. Goodnight everyone! :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 27, 2006, 11:41:40 pm

Joanie, pop in when ever you can and don't worry about commenting. We are just glad to have you here when you can be here. I understand a bit about competing for the computer. :-\ I hope you get the rest you need on your vacation!

Rita, glad your son's karete schedule changed so you can be here more often. :D Sorry about Fridays being longer though. Yes, all the kids birthdays are over. They were all born from May and August.

Celebrian, I agree. It is silly that anyone would feel that I am being "unfaithful" because I respect and like an actor. These really are good friends of ours and we love this family dearly and have been through a lot together., but that is the one area that they would never understand. I am ashamed to admit it, but three years ago, I probably would have thought it was awful for a married woman to be a fan of an actor, too. Glad I outgrew that. ;D

Frodomyhero, hope you survive your crazy day tomorrow!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 28, 2006, 07:55:25 am

Rose, I'm still adjusting to your Aragorn. I am the only one with Sean as a siggie now, with Elijah. I must stand strong for the cause! LOL Of course you aren't being unfaithful to your husband by beinbg a fan of an actor! The reasons you appreciate Sean are TOTALLY DIFFERENT than romantic love. It's more an appreciation of the his art and of his character to boot (which is a happy bit of serendipity). I love the work of Van Gogh and have a number of Van Gogh prints in my house, but no one would consider me unfaithful to my hubby because of it. I have a collection of books by and about Professor Tolkien and his work, but that just makes me still the literature scholar I used to be in school.

We've discussed before that our fandom is a bit unique, but that's ok. Remember our favorite Anne quote about that. LOL As for appreciating Sean's good looks, there's nothing wrong with that, either. As Christine said, "Women may look at him and drool, but I know who he's going home with." I may appreciate Sean's eyes, but I know who I'm going home with, and it's not him. LOL

Rita, it's great that you'll have more time in the evenings! You must spend at least part of them here!

Joanie, I usually don't have the time to comment on everything, either, but I DO read EVERY WORD! I want to know what my friends are doing. To me, this thread is a bit like the old coffee klatche. In the 50s, this would only have happened if we lived closely together and gathered for coffee. Now, our horizons have spread and we can gather from across the country and the globe for coffeee. How cool is that??? 8)

FMH, I have crazy days at times and I can sympathsize. Hang in there, and before you know it, it will be tonight and it will all be done. You'll be in your jammies in front of the tv revelling in the peace!

Celebrian, I was just trying to remember yesterday when your girls' birthdays were. They'll be five. Is that right?

My house is clean so I have a fairly peaceful day. I have to work on my project, edit, process and burn the last epi of Meerkat Manor, deadhead the roses, write, and cook supper.

I hope you all have a lovely day!

Hugs,
Rach


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 28, 2006, 03:26:25 pm

Rose - Well, we have certainly expanded your horizons, haven't we? ;D I am very glad that you got over that distaste for married women as fans of actors and joined us here. :D

Rach - Yup. They'll be 5. I'm glad someone's house is clean. Well, come to think of it, Chowling's probably is too, but I can assure that mine is not especially. . . ::)

Had a nice playgroup this morning. One friend came who I hadn't seem all summer so that was nice.

Off to exercise in a bit. Back later.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on August 28, 2006, 09:00:28 pm

[quote author=Storyteller link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=600#msg1034973 date=1156766125]

To me, this thread is a bit like the old coffee klatche. In the 50s, this would only have happened if we lived closely together and gathered for coffee. Now, our horizons have spread and we can gather from across the country and the globe for coffeee. How cool is that??? 8)


[/quote]

Rach, I love this! *sniff* I'm feeling a bit sorry for myself that I can't be online more nowadays. :-[
I took a quick peek at LJ (my plan to alternate between LJ and A&F is turning out to be difficult), and I wanted to post there, but I wanted to come here too, and there just won't be time for both tonight. :P

Frodomyhero, I hope your crazy day went okay.

Celebrian, glad you had a good playgroup.

I caught the cleaning bug and cleaned my kitchen floor after dinner tonight. It's a big floor, but I just couldn't stand it anymore! Now I'm pooped out. :P

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 28, 2006, 09:13:13 pm

Celebrian, my house is only clean because I just had company. it's a good thing I have it occasionally. LOL


Rita, maybe things will work out better than you think as to time, once you're well settled in. We need you here! What would we do without you?

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on August 28, 2006, 10:12:01 pm

Thanks Rach. You're probably right, things will work out. Just feeling a bit overwhelmed with everything tonight. :P

My house is always cleaner in the spring, when we have the kid's birthday parties here. I clean like crazy for them, since the in-laws, my sisters, and my parents come over. Sometimes we have Thanksgiving here, then the house gets another good cleaning. ::) But otherwise, it's usually a mess. :-\


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 28, 2006, 10:24:02 pm

Rita - If that cleaning bug inspires you to clean a kitchen floor, PLEASE come here and do mine. It's disgusting but my back can't handle getting down and scrubbing it so I run the swiffer a bit and then leave it. Eventually, when the kids drop less, we will just replace it.

I'm not even especially good about getting it clean before my parents come (they'll be here in October). My mom's been known to help clean (the bathroom is the running joke) before my son's b-day parties the past few years. ;) :-\

I've had more day time online over the past several days (and should tomorrow and Thursday too I think), but after that I think it's going to get much harder for me too. :'(

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 28, 2006, 10:32:00 pm

Rach, I agree completely with your summary of what our fandom is all about. ;) AS usual, you were able to express better what I would have liked to have said. :D You are right, I have absolutely zero romantic feelings towards Sean...just appreciation, respect, etc (and I confess to thinking he is rather handsome, too. ;))

Celebrian, yes, you ladies have expanded my horizons. I was soooo glad to find you all for many reasons but one of them was that I was the only middle aged woman I knew who was into LOTR and appreciated an actor like I do Sean. It was so nice to know I was not alone.

Rita, I can certainly relate to what you said about being sad you can't be here more. I have been having the same feelings. :-\ Congratulations on having a clean kitchen floor! :D

I won't bother speaking about messy houses. ::)

Before I forget, my Dad and his wife are coming up to see us next week. The computer is in the guest room so I probably won't be here much, if at all from Tuesday to Friday. :-\

I may be back in a bit to vent a little about a couple of things but since this post is too long already and since I want to replace Aragorn with Sean or Sam again, I am off to do that. As I said in my siggie, the Aragorn siggie was a temporary. I don't even know what Sean/Sam siggie I will use...off to check out all my siggies.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on August 28, 2006, 10:36:12 pm

Celebrian, cleaning the floor really is hard on your back! I have a mop, but it just doesn't seem to do the job, so I get down on my hands and knees and scrub. If I'm going to take the time to clean it, it's going to be clean.

It's hard to limit your online time. If I never had the summer off, I would never miss all that time I had during the weekdays. :)

Hi Rose! I will miss Aragorn. We'll just have to get together with my cardboard Aragorn again soon!

I know what you mean about feeling like you're not alone. That's one of the things I appreciate about you ladies so much, finding kindred spirits.

:)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 28, 2006, 10:53:04 pm

Welcome back Sean! (In Rose;'s siggie, I mean. ;D)

And, Oh No! You won't be here most of next week? But, we'll miss you! :'( Well, given that it will be the first week of our new busier schedule I don't know how much I'll be around either. On the plus side, I saw my friend's schedule today (which she put in an Excel spread sheet) and it is very similar to mine in many ways. So, I'm feeling a bit less overwhelmed. I figure if hers is like that too then it's probably not as unreasonable as I thought it might be. ;)

Rita - I know what you mean about needing to get down and scrub. That is absolutely what I'd need to do (what were they thinking when they put white linoleum in the kitchen??? :o) and I just can't. I'm going to miss my freer days too. I'm practiced at that after traveling the past 2 summers and having almost no online time, but I miss it more when we're at home and I still don't have time.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: deenan on August 28, 2006, 10:59:48 pm

talking cleaning house? mine is never clean. ;D

but i'm cleaning now. the motivation to get me to clean....really clean is having guests over. not the ones who know your place is a mess, but those who think you have a neat and tidy home. so folks are dropping in on saturday and i have to get cracking.

i did one bedroom yesterday, and the dining room today. tomorrow is the living room, then the kitchen and bathrooms. the last room to clean is the one i'm sitting in now. you know that saying. save the messiest for last? ;)

i hope everyone is doing well.

hasta la vista baby :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: LillyAsh1717 on August 28, 2006, 11:05:14 pm

Hello everyone.
My house is also always cleaner during the spring. I usually just feel that way after the winter months. I do alot of cleaning around the holidays because of decorating.
Storyteller- Your story about the in-laws :-[. My daughter's father knows I have an Elijah "thing" but he either jokes with me lightly about it or says something about "downloading porn again I see" when he sees I have an Elijah picture up on my screen. I usually say, "Yup at www.nakedelijah.com."
Rose- I love your new siggie. Thank you for the email you sent me. :)
Rita- I love that about kindred spirits. I agree.
Celebrian- I actually always get down a scrub my floor. The mop just pushes the dirt around. Takes me foreeeever to clean them.
Hello to everyone else. frodomyhero, Joanie, chowling and all who come to see us at the old thread.
;) lilly

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on August 28, 2006, 11:19:40 pm

[color=Green]Lilly, that link doesn't work. :-\

ah, the conversation is stuck at cleaning. tomorrow and wednesday i will be cleaning the house. my husband will once again enjoy the sounds of the vacuum cleaner on the hardwood floor under the bed at 4am. :P we cleaned all of yesterday the outside - changed the hottub water, mowed, weeded, pruned, etc. i have the need to get very organized at the moment.

Deenan, sounds like you have your cleaning venture all scheduled. ;D

Rita, Celebrian, get scrubbing on that kitchen floor.

Rach, since you seem to be all done cleaning, have some coffee and i hopeyour day turned out to be relaxing. :)

Rose, i'm happy Sean is back as your siggie. Aragorn confused me. ;)[/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: LillyAsh1717 on August 28, 2006, 11:23:05 pm

[quote author=chowling link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=615#msg1035059 date=1156821580]
[color=Green]Lilly, that link doesn't work. :-\
[/color]
[/quote]Hee hee ;) I only wish there was such a place. Admit it, you all clicked on it just to see. ;D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 28, 2006, 11:25:08 pm

Deenan - Good luck with the rest of the cleaning. :)

Hi Lilly - If I could scrub the floor without killing my back I'd probably do it at least some of the time. But, I really just can't, so I don't. Oh, well. We've gotten kind of used to it. ::)

I also agree about the kindred spirits here. :D

Chowling - Once again I am amazed at how much you do! :o I'm exhausted just reading it. (BTW, I've sent you a couple of emails that I haven't gotten responses to - at least not as of a few minutes ago - have you gotten them? Just checking.)

OK. I'm off to bed. Have a good night everyone.


ETA - Lilly, I was 99.9999999% sure that it was fake, but I figured that it didn't hurt to click on it to make sure. ;D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on August 28, 2006, 11:31:04 pm

[color=Green]Celebrian, i'm sorry. i'm really behind on my emails. i will get to them. see, as much as i get done, somewhere things will fall behind.

Lilly, how can we not click that. ;D :P[/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on August 28, 2006, 11:40:39 pm

Lilly, my husband teases me about "downloading porn"! I'll have to tell him about that site you linked to. ;D ::)

I must go to bed. Reading what chowling did yesterday made me really tired. (LOL just kidding, I was tired before that, from cleaning the floor :P)

Goodnight everyone. I love you all. :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 29, 2006, 12:23:24 am

Glad everyone is happy to see Sean back. ;D And, yes, Rita, we must get together again with Aragorn. ;)

Just back to vent a bit before I go to bed. While Yeux was here, we got a call saying that we would get disability pay (since hubby can't work his main job). Well, we got a call today saying that when they went through the paper work the first time, they had missed the fact that hubby is working his evening part-time job. Because of that, we are not eligible for disability. :-\ It is really frustrating to me. :-\ Here, he has chosen to go work the job that he is capable of working, instead of sitting home being lazy, and he is penalized for doing it! >:( The evening job is only about 1/4 of our income. Most of it comes from UPS.

On the plus side, we are not destitute. :D Both of our church families (the one where we are members and the little country church hubby preached at last year) have taken up love offerings for us, which equaled about three weeks of hubby's UPS pay. Also, my Mom has boughten us groceries twice.

My hubby is not upset or worried about it. He says that God will provide our needs (and He has!) but I tend to worry more about things like that.

And a more minor rant: My hubby heads up homeschool soccer each fall. A month ago, right after we got back from Peru, he sent out an email to all the homeschoolers in the area asking for volunteers to coach the soccer teams this year. Understandably so, most of the coaches ask to coach the team their child is on and usually this works out just fine. However, one Dad just called yesterday wanting to coach the team his son will be on. That position has already been filled by a Dad who called right after hubby sent out the email. When hubby told him this, the man was furious and yelled at my hubby over the phone saying that last year my husband had promised him he could coach this team. My hubby never made such a promise...he would have no way of knowing something like that a year ahead of time. Once again, hubby has taken the higher road and it not upset with this man at all. He never holds a grudge. He forgives and moves on with life. I, on the other hand, am struggling with the way he was treated so unfairly. I know life isn't fair and that there are rude people in the world and we have to deal with it but right now it really bugs me. I know I will probably be over it by morning and I actually feel better already (about both things) just writing about it here.

Sorry this is so long! ::) I probably should have made it an LJ entry instead of making such a long post here. Anyway, thanks for listening. :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 29, 2006, 08:56:51 am

Rose, I'm really gald you put Sean back in your siggie (and not because I made it!). I hate being the ONLY one with a Sean siggie! We Astin fans MUST stick together. We are out numbered here. LOL
[[{hugs]]} on the matter of your hubby's disability. You'll receive an email in response.

As to the coach, adults act worse than kids sometimes, especially when it comes to sports. They take the whole thing WAY too seriously, at least they do here. Your husband it right not to let it worry him.

Rita, we love you too!

Lilly, I have a vinyl floor in the kitchen (and computer room, though there's a rug over that.) that looks like slate tiles. I use a swiffer, which is fine most of the time but a couple of times a year I HAVE to get on my knees with a brush and give it a good scrub because dirt gets into the texture. No other way to get it out. My back complains for a week afterward but it simply must be done.

Deenan, it's good to know someone else cleans for company! After they leave, enjoy your nice clean house for a bit!

Celebrian, everyone's going away! I'm going to be ALONE here! LOL *sniff Don't forget me, you all! BTW, I put a white floor in my main bath and I know EXACTLY what you mean. What was I THINKING????

Chowling, yesterday was pretty calm but today I have decided to make fig jam with some figs my in-laws brought. I have all the mashing and measuring done and the jars are washed and sterilized and in the oven to stay warm. The lids and rings are washed, in a bowl, and ready for boiling water to be poured over them. All I have to do is cook the jam, pack the jars, and process them. I really like canning. It's such a scientific process, having everything at the right temp at the right time. Rather fun, too. Tastes a lot better than what you buy at the store. I make four or five kinds, usually, blueberry, blackberry, strawberry, peach, apple (if I have them), and now fig. OK, that's six kinds. Whatever. LOL

I also need to work on my scrapbooking, start burning some dvds, reglue the mirror on my car (that came off the other day while JIM had it, of course.LOL), do some laundry (I'll have to go to the laundromat with some soon.) and work on supper. I also want to exercise, read, and write. It i SO HARD to work everything in!

Hugs,
Rach




Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: ladyluck on August 29, 2006, 01:11:20 pm

Hi ladies, just dropping by for a few min. Wow a lot of talk about cleaning and being busy, feeling guilty about not doing a proper cleaning in my home, as I look around. I guess I should get myself busy too. I agree, damp mopping doesnt work for long, I know as soon as white socks start to look gray on the bottom, it time to scrub. The reason why is that I have such a dark old vinyl floor that its hard to see anything, especially dirt on it. I guess that's a plus, buts it ugly.
Storyteller, I like to make jam this time of year as well, and sometimes make combinations of different fruit or berries. last year I made a mix of blueberry,gooseberry and red currents, it was very good. Then just the usual strawberry, blueberry, rhubarb,and apricot jams. I like the whole process too, and it tastes better to because you know you accomplished something with great results. Well got to go, take care and have a productive day!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 29, 2006, 01:47:03 pm

Thank you, ladyluck, and the day has gone very well so far. I would up with five 8 oz jars of fig jam and two pints, all sealed. (Ran out of jelly jars) Also have another 8 ozes in the fridge for immediate use. I' think I'm going to make biscuits for supper so we can have hot biscuits with butter and jam with our meal. I have barbeque, and am making a squash casserole. Add a salad and we should be good to go.

I got a story almost finished, burned all of Meerkat Manor on dvd, and have laundry in the dryer.

See my good Meerkat Manor news on the Sean thread.

Tomorrow I may make a batch of salsa since my MIL also brought me some hot peppers.

I still need to work out so I should probably go do that now.

BTW, right now, it looks like Ernesto is heading dead for me. If I disappear on Thursday and Friday, you'll know what happened.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 29, 2006, 02:51:52 pm

Just on here for a couple of minutes. I shouldn't be. I really don't have time to come here at all in the day time. But I kind of regretting spilling out our financial situation and was coming back to delete it. But then I decided to leave it after all so that Rach's sweet comment and hug will make sense. ;) Anyway, sorry about being too open about it. I know finances are kind of a private thing and makes others feel uncomfortable. I am really sorry that I went into so much detail. I hope I didn't offend any of you or make you uncomfortable. :-\

Wow, Rach! You have your day cut out for you! I love fig jam, too. When we lived in Nicaragua, we had a fig tree out in front of our house and we really enjoyed it. And I agree completely. The adults in children's sports often take it waaayyy too seriously.

Ladyluck, good to see you!

I have sick kids today. My oldest daughter has a fever of 102 and a bad cough and sore throat. Three of the others just have the cough part but I have the feeling the fever and sore throat will be next. :-\

Hope all of you have a great day. Thanks for being such good listeners and good friends, even when I do ramble on so! :-[ :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 29, 2006, 05:17:44 pm

Rose - Sorry about the sick kids. Sounds a bit like what Yeux has had (she told me in an email that she's been sick). I hope everyone gets better very soon. I don't think people are offended by reading about financial stuff. It can be awkward at times, by I think it's fine if you are comfortable with it. I responded to the other stuff on email.

Rach - I hope Ernesto doesn't cause you any trouble. Try not to disappear. And, I'm sure that you won't be alone this weekend even if a few of us are offline for a bit. Glad you've been so productive. makes me feel a little inadequte though. I haven't accomplished a whole lot today, actually. ::)

Hi ladyluck - Nice to see you pop in. And, you only have to clean if you want to be a big showoff. ;D Otherwise you can hang out in the mess with me. ::) ;)

Just got interrupted when my friend came to pick up her daughter and we actually had a very nice chat. But, now I gotta run! Sorry if I missed anyone.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on August 29, 2006, 11:33:41 pm

Thanks, Celebrian (Drat! I had to erase your real name again...I hope I never write it by accident in a public place.) for your reassuring words. :-* I just wanted to be sure I didn't write anything that would make people uncomfortable.

Rach, I meant to comment on Ernesto earlier. I hope you don't have to disappear and that Ernesto behaves himself.

Something really nice happened today. I decided to write about it in my LJ instead of posting another long post here. (You can all thank me later ;D). For those of you who are not on my friend's list but might be interested here is the link: http://rose1966.livejournal.com/

It is really quiet here. Everyone must be watching the new LOTR DVDs. ;)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 29, 2006, 11:50:57 pm

I'm off to bed. I already read and commented in your LJ Rose. What an amazing and lovely story! :D

My mail wasn't quite that exciting, but was nice, nonetheless. The kids got a surprise thick envelope containing a photo album from my MIL with pictures from stuff we did together on our trip which was really nice and the kids LOVE to get mail. And, I got some lovely prints of Frodo's Mum's artwork that she sent me because I let her know about something she hadn't seen yet. She is so talented! :D So a pretty good mail day here too. :D

Anyway, I'm off to bed. "See" you all tomorrow (maybe pretty briefly though because we've got some stuff going on that will keep me away from the computer).

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on August 29, 2006, 11:54:38 pm

And, I got some lovely prints of Frodo's Mum's artwork that she sent me because I let her know about something she hadn't seen yet. She is so talented!

I have some of her prints, too. She is indeed very talented!

It is really quiet here. Everyone must be watching the new LOTR DVDs.

Well, I know Deenan is. ;D Lovely story about what happened today, Rose. I commented at your LJ.

BTW, right now, it looks like Ernesto is heading dead for me. If I disappear on Thursday and Friday, you'll know what happened.

Oh dear! I hope it misses you, Rach. ElijahFrodo1990 posted in her LJ that her birthday trip to Busch Gardens (in Florida) had to be cancelled because of Ernesto.

Rose, I hope your children get over their "bugs" quickly. Your family had more than its share of sickness last winter.

I'm off to bed early tonight to see if sleep will rid me of my "bug." See y'all tomorrow night.










Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 30, 2006, 07:49:10 am

Yeux, I'm not worried about Ernesto. It did very little in Florida. The only thing is that it will be going over water again before it gets here on Thursday, and could strengthen. Of course, it may not strengthen at all. I'm going to the grocery store tonight after supper and will pick up some canned things, just in case. I don't usually use canned goods, but always keep some around during storm season.

Celebrian, I really expect to be around, but I like to cover my bases. LOL

Rose, I haven't been to Lj in about three days, but I'll get there today to read your entry.

I need some breakfast, then I have some scrapping to do. TTYL

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 30, 2006, 02:48:27 pm

Rach - I understand. Always good to cover the bases. Hopefully Ernesto won't cause any problems where you are either.

I have a friend and her son arriving in a few minutes so I probably won't be around until this evening, but I wanted to pop in and say a quick Hi.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Plutonic on August 30, 2006, 05:13:18 pm

Lovely Rita/Celebrian - thanks for the info about LJís. :) When I get time next week Iíll look into setting up a Live Journal account. Maybe I will post on it, too! My daughter has customised her MySpace, so Iím sure sheíll be able to help with customise an LJ.

Rose, Iím from England. I live in the Midlands, just south of Nottingham (as in ĎRobin Hood and the Sheriff ofí ;).

You certainly didnít make me feel uncomfortable by sharing your financial worries. :hug: Iím sure lots of us have been there, and it always helps to share.
Thatís a lovely, lovely story on your LJ. :) But - you no longer have internet access?? :( I hope something turns up to remedy that really soon.

Hope your children are feeling better!

Yeux, hope youíre feeling better too.

Storyteller, how embarrassing/funny to have the Sean picture stick there while you were showing photos to your in-laws! ;D
Iím sure several of my friends & family think itís a bit odd that Iíve got pictures of Elijah on my kitchen wall. Iím past caring though Ė Iíve decided growing old gracefully will be boring so Iím going to grow old disgracefully instead and have much more fun!! ;D Besides, my hubby is fine about it, which is the most important thing.

Yum, thinking about all those jams youíre going to make is making my mouth water!

Joanie, after years of research on the best way to get daughters off the computer, I can announce that only one thing works..... boyfriends! ;D So depending on how old your daughters are, you may have some while to wait! ;) (And then you have to work out how to get them off the couch Ė and more to the point, how to get them to stop what theyíre doing on the couch! :o ;D )

[quote author=Celebrian link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=615#msg1035052 date=1156819984]
...what werethey thinking when they put white linoleum in the kitchen??? :o ... [/quote]
I totally agree Ė all kitchen flooring should be grey with random streaks of red, yellow and brown (to disguise tomato /egg yolk/ unidentified gunk)..... ;)

Like lots of you, I too have people coming this weekend, so Iíve got to do a frantic clean on Friday after I get home from work. Itís daft, really, cause itís my brother-and-sister-in-law & their young sons coming (as well as my daughter & her boyfriend), and none of them will care whether the place is clean & tidy or not. Yet still I get this compulsive urge to clean everything! ::)

LillyAsh, yeah, course we clicked on the Ďnakedelijahí link Ė well, it was worth a shot, huh? ;D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: candygirl75 on August 30, 2006, 11:33:48 pm

[color=Purple]Hello everyone!

Thank You to all who have friended me over at LJ. I think I have everyone except Deenan (at least as far as regular posters on the O.L.C. thread). I'm trying to get it looking pretty but I have to say, it's not as easy as myspace. I have lots of questions about stuff. :-

The re-release of LOTR sounds very cool. I've been lazy and I never ordered it from Amazon and havn't gotten to Best Buy or Target yet.

I know there is more specific things I want to say but I am so exhausted that my brain doesnt want to think! LOL...whatever that means! :D I'll check back in tomorrow.

Good night ladies.

Peace,
Candy[/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 30, 2006, 11:52:43 pm

I just realized that I haven't come back here to post. I'll be off to bed in a moment. It's getting late and I'll have my friends kids here all day tomorrow starting at 8:15 AM so I need to get some sleep.

Plutonic - Love the part about growing old disgracefully. ;D And, I like your flooring preferences. ;)

Candy - I don't have the new DVDs yet either. Probably won't until Christmas I'd guess.

I already miss Rose terribly. :'( I hope she is back online very soon.

Goodnight everyone. I'll "see" you tomorrow. :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 31, 2006, 07:13:27 am


Quote:
I already miss Rose terribly. I hope she is back online very soon.


SO do I, Celebrian. So do I. :'(

Everyone must be watching the dvds because my normal morning email dropped from 20-30 to 2! LOL At least I should be able to catch up. LOL ROTK came in yesterday's mail so I'll be watching that later, but I need to go to Office Depot for ink and dvd media first.

I got up early and started my lasagna for supper, in case we lose power. It now looks like Ernesto will go slightly east of us but they are still predicting heavy rain and strong winds. There are wind and flood warnings out, starting at noon, so I need to get things done early. They claim there will be power outages, but I'm doubtful.

I hope everyone out there is enjoying their dvds and those who don't have them yet will have a great day.

With Rose gone, I have a LOT of work ahead to keep Sean from suffering the ignominious fate of page two. ACK!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: misseli on August 31, 2006, 12:13:06 pm

Remember me?????

Hello everyone! It is sooooooo nice to FINALLY be able to join the "real world" again! So much has happened in the last few months. Got married...moved to Ft. Hood, TX...found a new apartment for me and hubby...making new friends...getting adjusted to military life...the list goes on and on.

The other great news is we FINALLY have a new computer, as you can tell, so I will be using it during the day while hubby isat work, and then he'll have it in the evenings. Of course, we will have to split the evenings because that's when I usually see most of you, so he'll just have to deal with it. ;D

It's so wonderful to finally be a married woman!!! I never thought it would happen, even though I know that it was never up to me, it was ALWAYS up to God. Then, everything just fell right into place, and I couldn't be happier.

I'm glad I'm finally able to rejoin my friends here, too. I hope y'all haven't forgotten about me, and I hope you'll still let me back in. ;)

There's lots to do now that I have a computer, so I'll be around a little later...you can count on that.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 31, 2006, 01:31:52 pm

Rach - Good luck with weather and power and dvd watching and all. Sometimes I'm kind of relieved to have few emails, but then of course there's that feeling of being horribly unpopular. ;D

Miss_eli! Long time no see. Glad that everything is going well and that you have a new computer. Of course we didn't forget about you. In fact we were talking about you at FoFF and wondering what happened to you since we hadn't heard from you in so long. And, you are always welcome to pop back in here. :D

I have a couple of extra kids here all day today. I just fed 5 kids lunch and had that short-order-cook feeling, which I must say I HATE! But, they are all now fed (until the next snack probably), so I'm back here for a bit until I decide to eat some more myself. ;)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 31, 2006, 07:49:07 pm

Good news on the Rose front!

Rose called me a little while ago and said they had discovered the computer problem. The computer is fine but the ISP that her hubby's sister (whose owns the computer) had arranged had run out.

So all they have to do is find an isp they can afford. I've recommended a couple. All they'll have to do is get the software and get it installed. She says it should be only a week or two before she gets back.

YAYAYAYYAYAY!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on August 31, 2006, 09:50:48 pm

Yay! I'm so glad Rose and family have discovered the problem, and it's a fixable one. ;D I was really dreading her absence. So hopefully, she'll be back soon.

Hi Miss Eli! So good to hear from you, and that things are going well. (It's me, Kathleen). I'm very glad you'll be joining us again.

I'm trying to stay caught up here, but it's hard. Please excuse me if I don't respond to everybody. I have read everything. Whew! It's been a busy week, and I was sick Tuesday night. I think I had a mini-virus, because it was gone by Wed. afternoon.
I don't have to be back at work until Tuesday. *deep breath*

Rach, I hope your okay with that hurricane racing your way.


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on August 31, 2006, 10:02:08 pm

Just popped in to let you know I'm fine. It's been raining all day, and there is a breeze from time to time, but it is NOTHING like the news services are making out. My driveway has dried off already. LOL

Thank you all for your concern, however.

After hearing from Rose I felt like celebrating. We can't do without out angel!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on August 31, 2006, 10:37:31 pm

Rach - Thank you SOOOOO much for the update on Rose. I can't tell you how happy and relieved that makes me. :D Even a week or two without her seems too long, but it's better than it could have been. And, glad you didn't get too much of the storm. I actually looked at the path a little while ago and figured you were OK from what I saw, but it's nice to know for sure.

Rita - Sorry you were sick. Glad it was brief and you have a few days off now. :)

Had a more hectic than expected afternoon/evening and we're working on packing for our camping trip, so I might be around only briefly tonight and tomorrow morning. Then back either Sunday night or Monday. Just wanted to let you all know.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on August 31, 2006, 10:43:46 pm

Rach, so glad you avoided the worst of the storm.

Have fun on your camping trip, Celebrian. I think Chowling's going somewhere this weekend, and I don't know if Rose will be back. It's going to be quiet around here.
Rach, you and I will just have to have a party! Now where did I put those party hats?

;D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: misseli on August 31, 2006, 11:17:38 pm

Thanks, girls. I'll say it again, it's good to be back. I've got a little more time to myself tonight. Hubby is already asleep. He only got about 3 hours of sleep last night before having 2 get up at 5 am to get to 6 am formation. After dinner tonight, we were watching a movie on TV and it hadn;t even gotten to the the before he was asleep on the couch. I would rather him get more sleep than me tonight anyway because we are driving to San Antonio tomorrow for the holiday weekend. It'll be a nice weekend with the families. I don't know if I'll be on here much this weekend, but I'll try. If not, I'll definately be back on come Tues.

I'll check back in a little while.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 01, 2006, 12:13:46 am

Rita - Are you going to invite Aragorn to the party? I think he'd look cute in the party hat. ;D And, thanks! :)

Hi again Miss_Eli. Have a great weekend with the families.

And, goodnight all. I should have been in bed already. ::)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: misseli on September 01, 2006, 12:20:48 am

Thanks, Celebrian. I don't think I could have chosen a better family to marry into, if the decision had been mine alone. They are a close-knit family just like my own (well, part of my family anyway), so it really makes it easier to feel like part of the family. Good night, Celebrian. ;)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Plutonic on September 01, 2006, 02:50:37 am

Just posting quickly before I go to work.

miss eli, Hi, nice to meet you! Congratulations on getting married! Enjoy your holiday weekend. :)

Storyteller Ė thatís excellent news about Rose. :) Glad to hear your weather wasnít too bad in the end. :)

Celebrian, have a wonderful time camping!

Iíve got a busy weekend with family too, so I wonít probably wonít get back here before Monday. We're going to visit my favourite theme park - it's a fantasy/fairytale one especially designed for the under-10's - which suits me perfectly cause I'm just a big kid! ;D

Have a good weekend everyone!

Better go or Iíll be late!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 01, 2006, 03:05:57 pm

* shuffles through the trunk where she keeps her LOTR action figures, and computer stuff, in search of the missing headware.

Yes, Rita, a quiet party here would be just right...Did I just say "quiet" in reference to US????? LOL

Plutonic, that theme park sounds like fun. May I come along????

* waves at Miss_eli

Celebrian, have fun camping, but leave some bears for the rest of us! LOL

For some reason, my lj's gone bonkers. It won't let me post a cut eventhough I have the tags all correct. I've had other people check them and they're as stumped as I am. It also won't let me see other people's cuts, sometimes. It just goes to a "page not found" error. I have no idea what's going on. :o


Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nuke33 on September 01, 2006, 05:19:22 pm

Hi everyone :) Just poking my head in to see how you'all are doing. I've been reading all the reviews of the new LOTR DVD and can't wait for mine. They should be coming this week *fingers crossed*

Rach-I've been thinking about you and hope you are safe from the storms. The news is making it out to be such a big deal(typically) and I hope it's been OK by you.

Hi miss eli. Nice to see you here. Sounds like things are going really well for you. :)

I hope things are working out for Rose with her computer. :(I can't imagine her not being around.

*Waves enthusiastically to Rita, Celebrian, Candy, Plutonic, and Yeux*


I also wanted to thank everyone here for the wonderful emails and notes you have given me to let me know that you're thinking of me and of how much you care. It has meant a great deal to me. I'm not used to having that kind of support in my life. I'm the one who takes care of everyone else! I've always taken care of my mom and my brothers and protected them. It's nice to know I have friends I can lean on, even if they are miles away. You bring me a smile everyday :), even on my tough days. Just a reminder of how special you all are :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 01, 2006, 07:28:30 pm

Well, you DO have us, nuke, my dear, and don't you ever forget it! LOL The storm just skimmed us and we are fine. Just a soggy is all.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on September 01, 2006, 10:09:35 pm

Nuke, I hope things are going better for you. And we are always here to support you as best we can. I'm so glad we can bring you a smile. :)

Rach, a quiet party? Well, maybe with noisy Rose, Celebrian, and Chowling gone, it'll be quiet. Hehe ;D.
I'll bring my cardboard dude, and you bring your LOTR action figures. Woo! Party!

Plutonic, have a good weekend at the theme park. Sounds like fun!

We're staying home this weekend. My husband is on call. And he's going to work on his shed. It's coming along very well. I may post some pictures of the shed this weekend. He's very proud of it. 8)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: frodomyhero on September 02, 2006, 09:06:29 am

Good morning ( and a soggy one at that!)
Rose, hope your back in the swing of things soon with the computer.
Miss Eli- have fun .
Celebrain, good luck camping, hope you don't get rained out.
Lovely Rita, enjoy your extended weekend and glad the "bug" is gone.
Plutonic, have fun at the theme park, that is so much fun! Do so report back to us how you faired the rides.
Hey Nuke, it's great that you are feeling better and actually it seems that YOU are the special one.
We are getting what's left of Enesto. Glad it just skimmed you Rach. I could use some of your writing skils. I'm writing and illustrating a children's book right now. It is hard work and I've been doing a lot of research on it. So far I have 16 pages (but that will change and change) When I'm done , if some of you would like to see it, I will email some photos.
I have to go and do some more work on it before tuesday when I dive into a new school year. Been going to school every day to do a little bit. I feel real good now. Once again , this year will be a challenge. Two of my sudents got into the local paper ( I sent them my photos of the students) because they were in the legislative art show up in Albany this past June. I'm so proud of them!
TTFN :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on September 02, 2006, 04:29:39 pm

Hi Everyone! I'm back! :D For now we have Internet, though it may be temporary so dont' be too surprised if I disappear again for a little while. We deleted the Juno we had (which kept freezing up on us) and reinstalled it. So as long as it cooperates, we should be fine. I did however lose all the addresses in my address book. Would all of you do me a big favor and send me an email so I don't have to retype all of your addresses in my address book? If you send me an email than your address will automatically appear in my address book. Thank you so much!

I will have to come back later to read and comment. My Mom is visiting us this weekend so I don't want to be rude and spend a lot of time on the computer. ;D But I wanted to let you all know that, at least for now, we have Internet. Hurray. ;D I missed you all sooo much.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: mumi on September 03, 2006, 10:18:18 am

Hello ladies!

I am back now from Barcelona, we arrived yesterday,but I cant not find my self around if you understand what I mean ???

Rose,congrast whit your Internet. :)

See you.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nuke33 on September 03, 2006, 10:37:49 pm

Slow here! Hope everyone is enjoying their Labor Day weekend. :)

I had my youngest brother over to celebrate his birthday(26) with some Mexican food and Kahlua cake(yum). Other then that, I'm getting my daughter ready to start First Grade in a couple of days.

Nice to see you back here, mumi. Como estas?

You too, Rose! Keep that computer working!

Hola, to everyone else :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on September 03, 2006, 10:48:58 pm

Hi ladies! It's been slow here. I hope everyone's having a good weekend.

Rose, I'm so glad you'll be back on the internet. I hope you have a good visit with your mom. :)

Frodomyhero, writing a children's book sounds so interesting. I would love to see it when you're finished. Good luck with the start of school.

Mumi, it is good to see you back.

I'm having a quiet weekend. I got a haircut yesterday. It's about 2 inches shorter now. It was driving me crazy before, it took so long to dry!
Tomorrow we'll be going to my mom and dad's for a cookout.
My youngest sister came over with her baby today. Little Cate is going to have to start wearing a special helmet, because her head is slightly disfigured on one side. When she was 1 and 2 months old, she had a muscle spasm in her neck that made it painful for her to turn her head to the right, so she would turn it to the left all the time, even when sleeping. I guess this caused her head to be flat on one side. Poor little baby, it's going to be so uncomfortable. But the doctors think it should solve the problem.

It's so quiet here tonight. I think I'll do some reading.

Hola Nuke! Your brother had a wonderful birthday dinner!
Good luck on your daughter's first day of first grade.


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Joanie on September 04, 2006, 12:03:31 am

Hi everyone! Back from my mini trip to Canada. Had a wonderful time visiting family and going to the city. Though yesterday and today were a washout. Rain even followed us home, but when we got to PA the sun was out! ;D

I'm really tired and skimmed this thread, so apologies if I miss commenting on anything. :-[

Rose, so glad to hear that you're back among us!! Hope it lasts for you and I will send you an email. I also send some get well wishes to your kiddies. Hope they feel better soon.

Plutonic, your comments about my daughters on the computer make me a bit nervous! :o ;D Thankfully, they are too young to have a boyfriend, so I guess I'll have to "suffer" for a little while, which is fine with me considering the alternative! ::)

Hope everyone is enjoying their holiday weekend! Now I have to get my girls ready for school. Can't wait to get back into a regular routine.

nuke, glad to hear you're doing okay. We will always be here for you.

miss_eli, welcome back!! So good to hear from you again. :)

Hi Lovely Rita, Celebrian, Rach, mumi and Frodomyhero!

Ciao for now bellas!! :-* :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 04, 2006, 03:44:56 pm

Back from camping. Some real adventures this time, but it was nice. I'll tell you more later. I'm supposed to be getting ready to exercise while hubby took the kids shopping, but I wanted to pop in here quickly and post limericks so I have to rush.

Rose - So glad that you are back with us even if you have company and won't be around much this week. :D

Welcome back Mumi! :D

Nuke - Glad we could help. Nice to see you posting too. I've been thinking about you. :-*

FMH - I'd love to see your children's book when it is done. :)

Hi to everyone else. Back later.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Plutonic on September 04, 2006, 05:26:53 pm

Hi all!

Had a fantastic time at the fairytale theme park Ė it was huge hit with my nephews aged 6 and 3......and just as big a hit with all the adults and my own Ďbig kidsí of 20 and 16! ;D We managed to spend 7 hours there and really didnít want to leave (but we had to cause it was closing).
The rides are very very tame (as you would expect in a theme park for the under-10s), but we did have a bit of unexpected excitement in the Santa Claus ride, when the car my daughters & nephews were riding in broke a wheel and slowed right down, so ours bumped into it! :o But they all travel so slowly that no-one was in any danger. There are also (among many other attractions) a train ride, a tractor ride, a Robin Hood ride, a fantasy castle, a storybook village and our favourite, the Boozy Barrel Water Ride Ė which squirts water at you when you least expect it. Most of the attractions have loads of buttons and levers to push to make things move or noises happen or water sqiurt etc etc Ė so itís really exciting for the kids. And me. ;D

Rose, so glad youíve got Internet access again Ė hope it lasts!

Lovely Rita, so sorry to hear about the helmet your niece must wear. :( How long will she have to wear it for?

Joanie, glad you enjoyed your trip to Canada, despite the rain!

Celebrian, looking forward to hearing your about your camping adventures!

Iím on holiday from work for the next two weeks. :yippee!!: Weíre not going away anywhere, although we are going down to stay with my Parents-in-Law for 3 days from tomorrow. We donít get to see them as often as Iíd like Ė and in fact we havenít seen them since my Father-in-Law had a stroke a year ago. Thankfully, heís making a good recovery. So itíll be great to see them. :)

So, I wonít be back here until Friday. Hope you all enjoy your Labor Day (well, whatís left of it, anyway!)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on September 04, 2006, 05:50:58 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome back, everyone. :D

Mumi, great to have you back.

Nuke, the birthday dinner for your brother sounded yummy. Good luck with getting your daughter ready for school.

Rita, so sorry about your little niece having to wear the helmet. I hope the problem is solved quickly. Oh, and I noticed how much faster my hair dries now that it is short.

Joanie, sooo glad you had a good mini-vacation. I hope you came home rested and ready to face real life again.

Celebrian, can't wait to hear about your camping adventures. ;D Welcome home, BTW.

Plutonic, sounds like you had a great time at the fairytheme amusement park. Glad no one was hurt when the cars bumped together.

As Celebrian alluded to, my Dad and his wife will be here from tomorrow until Saturday. I am sure I will still manage to pop in from time to time but don't be concerned if you don't hear from me on a daily basis.

We had a great time at a Labor Day picnic with our Brown's Chapel church. I found out two of my friends from there are expecting. I am really excited for them. I love babies! (Which is a good thing since I had five ;D)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 04, 2006, 07:56:50 pm

It sure sounds like everyone had a good weekend! I am, however, glad you all came back!

RIta, I got a haircut, too. She did it with the razor and really took her time and it looks and feels a lot better..

Celebrian, I hope we get to hear about your adventures! Sounds exciting! We went to the beach yesterday and I had some shopping adventures!

Nuke, how sweet of you to celebrate your brother's birthday with him! I'm sure your daughter will shine in school!

Joanie, glad you are back from your little vacation, and you from your big one, Mumi!

Plutonic the amuzement park sounds like fun. I love the fairy tale idea!

ROse, glad you enjoyed your picnic! And all the babies! How wonderful!

Hugs,
Rach


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on September 04, 2006, 10:15:05 pm

Hi all!

Joanie, so glad you enjoyed your trip to Canada. It always feels good to get back into the school routine (well, maybe not for the kids ::))

Plutonic, sounds like you had a great time at the theme park. Have a great vacation and trip to see the parents-in-law.

Celebrian, I would love to hear about your camping adventures.

Rach, the beach sounds like fun. And shopping, too! Does it get any better than that? :D

Rose, have a good time with your Dad and his wife. New babies are always wonderful!

We went to my mom and dad's today for a cookout. My little niece was the center of attention. She's going to be so spoiled. She doesn't have the helmet yet, and my sister doesn't know how long she'll have to wear it. I can't tell that her head is misshapen by looking at her. But the doctor says it is, and of course, her mom can see it.
My sister's husbands parents came today. They moved here from Russia a few weeks ago. They came to the cookout to meet my sister's family. I think they were a bit overwhelmed. Oleg's mother doesn't speak any English, and his father speaks very little. We tried to be friendly, but it's so hard to communicate. I hope we didn't scare them away! :P

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on September 04, 2006, 10:37:24 pm

Rach and Rita, I'd love to see a picture of your new haircuts if you feel like posting them. :)

Rita, I can imagine that your sister's in-laws did feel a little overwhelmed if they speak little or no English but I am sure they will warm up to you soon. If the rest of your family is as nice and sweet as you are, they should feel like part of the family in no time.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on September 04, 2006, 10:44:49 pm

[quote author=Rose link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=660#msg1035912 date=1157423844]
Rach and Rita, I'd love to see a picture of your new haircuts if you feel like posting them. :)

Rita, I can imagine that your sister's in-laws did feel a little overwhelmed if they speak little or no English but I am sure they will warm up to you soon. If the rest of your family is as nice and sweet as you are, they should feel like part of the family in no time.
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I may post a picture of my haircut. It's not that different from before, but it feels so much lighter.
My sisters are pretty sweet, but when my family gets together, we can be loud and boisterous, with lots of laughing and kidding each other. Oleg's parent's probably think we're weird. :P Also, my sister mentioned that they were probably shocked that we sat in the living room (some of us on the floor) and ate. Apparently meals are very formal in Russia. They're going to have to get used to that. :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 04, 2006, 11:34:21 pm

I've really got to get to bed. I apologize for not answering emails I meant to respond to. Hopefully tomorrow. I hope to be able to tell you more about our trip too. But, my online time may be seriously curtailed as we start in on the very busy fall schedule tomorrow with my son's first day of school. Wed is the girls' first day of preschool and I'm not even going to try to tell you what else is on the calendar this week, but it involves at least one activity every evening, most mornings, and a couple of afternoons. And, there are a couple of things that aren't happening this week, but will start up again next week. ::) Wish me luck! :-\

Back tomorrow. Apologies in advance if I can't keep up/respond to everything here for a bit.

Goodnight all! :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on September 04, 2006, 11:46:13 pm

Oh, Celebrian, don't worry about it at all if you can't keep up with A&F and emails. We understand completely! As you know, I am having trouble keeping up now that school started, too.

*tries to picture Rita loud and boiserous* *gives up* ;D Just kidding. :D I am sure they will eventually adjust to the American (and your family's) way of life. But I am sure there will be some culture shock for awhile.


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 05, 2006, 08:30:10 am

Rita, I'm sure they will adjust soon. They may not have been able to understand the language, but I'm sure they could feel the love. Emotions are beyond language, and above it and communicate when all else fails.

Ok, Rach, stop now. LOL

Celebrian, don't worry about catching up. I think we'll all still be here when you get back! I have a lot of plans in the making, too, but i hope most of them will be at home. Did you receive your package yet?

I have a sore throat again. It keeps coming back and bringing a bit of fever with it. I really have no idea what's going on, but I wish it would GO AWAY!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: misseli on September 05, 2006, 02:49:08 pm

Greetings, everyone.

We are back from out little holiday "vacation" and, boy, is it good to be home. I didn't know I would miss our new home already, but by Sunday I was ready to come home, though we didn't leave till Monday. We did get to spend time with my step-daughter, though, so it wasn't a total waste.We'll be going down again next month because my mother-in-law will be here again.

Hi, Rose!! <waves> I've missed you. Glad you're computer if fixed. I'll e-mail you soon. :-*

Hi Rach & nuke and whoever else I missed. Yes, it's good to be back online with you gals.

Hubby saw the link back on the computer earlier today and looked at me funny, so I told him not to worry; that it was under my settings and not his so the two shall never meet. He thinks I'm crazy.

I'm gonna run downstairs and grab something to eat 4 lunch. I'll check back a little later.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 05, 2006, 05:43:32 pm

Hi Rose! And, thanks for the understanding. I feel like I'm flailing here. And, I still owe you an email or two. . .

Rach - Sorry about the sore throat that won't go away for good. I owe you an email too!

Hi Miss_eli! Welcome back. And of course your husband thinks you're crazy. Why should you be different from the rest of us here who are married? ;D

My son started school today and had a good first day. My girls started gymnastics again and that went well. I am trying to catch up on things online and do some real life stuff too and I'm not being completely successful. Gotta run in a moment to get dinner ready because we have preschool open house tonight before preschool starts for the girls tomorrow. . .

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 05, 2006, 05:49:23 pm

Poor Celebrian! Try to get some rest in the midst of all that!

Don't worry about my email. I can wait.

Hugs,
Rach - who waves to all

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 05, 2006, 11:12:50 pm

Rach - Thanks. I should get to bed soon to get that rest. Did you get my email? I still owe some others, but I did send you a short one.

Hubby and I just watched March of the Penguins. The kids saw it in the van on the way to go camping, but we wanted to watch it before I return it to the library tomorrow. Wow! It's a tough life being a penguin. :o I also managed to fold some laundry so that was good.

Off to bed because tomorrow will be another busy day for us. . .

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 06, 2006, 07:01:02 am

Celebrian, I got it and will respond today. I'm REALLY not feeling well at all! I've wondered if I should go to the dr but it's very borderline. I know it's either allergy or cold but it just keeps hanging on.

It's really beginning to interfer with things I want to do and I can't have that.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on September 06, 2006, 10:47:54 am

Just popping in here real quick to say "hi" while my Dad and stepmom are at the store (they took the girls with them). They have decided to stay until Sunday so I may be scarce for a few days. We are having a great time with them, though. They brought a puppy for us! (See my LJ for details on that)

Rach, soooo sorry that you are sick again. :-\ I hope and pray that you recover quickly.

Celebrian, glad your son had a good first day of school and I hope it goes as well for the girls.

Hi, Miss Eli!

I owe several of you emails. I will catch up as soon as I can. I hope you all have a great rest of the week.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 06, 2006, 01:26:06 pm

Rach - Sorry you are still not feeling well. I hope that you feel much better very soon. *hugs*

Rose - Thanks! I read about the puppy right before I ran out of the house earlier. Good luck with that! :D You are braver than I am adding a puppy to your already large family. ;D

So, I just got back from dropping the girls off at their first day of preschool. I am all on my own for about 2 hours before I have to go pick them up and then go straight to pick my son up at school. I was really emotional on my son's first day of preschool, but today I don't seem to be as much. There are some reasons for that. My son was ~3.5 and the girls are ~4.5 (I sent him the year earlier since I was hoping to be pregnant - I was - and I knew I was high risk and bedrest was a strong possibility and I wanted him to have somewhere fun to go with other kids his age). I was pregnant with the girls when my son started which added the hormonal emotional stuff. My son had a somewhat harder time separating in part at least because the girls have each other even though I am not there. And, I'm used to my son being in school, so maybe that makes this easier too. They rode their bikes to school. I took a few pics. In a completely biased moment, I have to say that seeing my two girls with their backpacks on their backs riding their tiny (12") 2-wheelers without training wheels on their way to their first day of preschool was the cutest. thing. ever. :D They know their teacher from the other classes we've taken and neither cried when I left (that I heard) although another little girl was bawling. And, they've had a very positive attitude about preschool and the fun they'll have, so I'm hopeful that it will be a good day.

Off to do a few other online things before I exercise and get ready to do pickups. :)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: frodomyhero on September 06, 2006, 08:10:26 pm

Hi Everyone and happy Sept. Fall starting school , getting back from camping , vacations....... my my it has been a whirlwind around here.
So glad everyone is "talking" all about relatives visiting , going to visit etc. etc... You all are so much fun to read. When I'm away and come back it's so much fun to read your "life" stories...... Hope all of you are in good health (Rach- take care of that throat.,.. go to a doctor if it persists)
Celebrain, my my your little girls sound SO CUTE! If you get a chance and take a photo do send it to me......... I bet they are adorable. Joanie, glad Canada was special. Hi Mumi, Lovely Rita, Rose, Nuke, Plutonic,Miss Eli !
Have to fold laundry and I promised hubby I'd watch Back to the Future 3 with him. One of my favoirte trilogys.
TTFN and love to you all :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on September 06, 2006, 11:01:46 pm

It's been so busy here! That's a good thing. :)

Rach, I hope you feel better soon. A trip to the doctor might not be a bad idea. At least he can look at your throat or swab it to see if you have an infection.

Celebrian, your daughters sound so cute! Having them ride their bikes to school is a great idea. Maybe things will settle down into a routine after a while. The beginning of school is always so hectic. I felt overwhelmed at first, but it's settling down a bit now.

Rose, I'll have to read about your puppy tomorrow night. Have fun with your Dad and stepmom.

We had a great time at the show last night. But we were out until 12:30! I played hookey from work this morning (naughty me). I called in "not feeling well", but went in around noon. The show was great.
The Tae Kwon Do school has changed the schedules again! Now they have my son scheduled at 8:00 on Mon and Wed nights. That's really too late for him to be out, so I'm not sure how this will work. They also want him to join leadership classes, but that will be expensive. I think it would be good for him, though. I'm a little bit frustrated with the karate school right now. :P

My kitten is so rambunctious. One of my bras is laying on the floor (yes, I'm a slob :P) and she was just trying to eat it! When she's in my bedroom, I have to put things up and out of her reach (like the trashcan). She's so naughty, but fun.

I'm heading for bed now. Goodnight!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 06, 2006, 11:23:09 pm

Gotta get to bed.

Thanks FMH and Rita. I thought they were pretty cute. :D

Rita - I hopoe thngs settle more into a routine, but for now I'm feeling frazzled and tired, so I gotta try to get some sleep. Back tomorrow.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 07, 2006, 07:12:56 am

Celebrian, the riding their bikes to school thing sounds like a good idea. I bet they were adorable! My hubby said the other day that kids never seem to walk to school any more (he grew up in VERY small towns). I told him I thought it was a rare thing to live close enough to a school to do that now, and possibly dangerous if you did. :'(

Rita, naughty girl playing hooky like that....not! Everyone needs to play hooky now and then. I'm glad you enjoyed the show and hope that your son's schedule works out.

Jim wants me to look into a Y membership for us, to help me with the rest of my weight loss, and toning up. We live only about a mile away and I could even ride my bike there in good weather. I may call them today.

My throat is stil sore and talking is a bit difficult, but that could be a GOOD thing. LOL

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Joanie on September 07, 2006, 11:19:44 pm

Wow!! I can't believe this is the first post since 7:00 a.m. this morning!! :o

Rach, I hope you feel better soon. Please take care of that throat.

Hope everyone is doing well. I guess we're all busy with real life, huh?

Have a great Friday everyone!!

Ciao bellas! :-* :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: blueangel21 on September 07, 2006, 11:22:46 pm

Hi! Am writing this from Cambodia, as most of you already know. Hope you're all doing really great! :D I'm still having problems with my throat/tonsillitis (had migraines, sinusitis before I left) and so the staff here took me to the doctor yesterday. He gave me a prescription, and thankfully the medicine though unfamiliar to me seems to be working.

It's been great here so far. Except for the language barrier, I don't feel like much of a foreigner since we all have brown skin and black hair. The food is great. Very much like Vietnamese food, which I love.

Also, you can use US currency here which is good. I though I'd have to go to the US to be able to do that! LOL! Just goes to tell you how ignorant I am about many things...

Much has improved since the Pol Pot/Khmer Rouge regime. I just pray that these people will indeed be truly free from the haunting memories of their history.

Lastly, alas, my class has been postponed yet again! *sigh* Wonder what I can do to pass the time..... hmmm...

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 08, 2006, 07:28:01 am

Just popping in for a moment to say hello. Yes, Joanie, I think we are all busy in RL right now.

Angel Wood, Cambodia sounds wonderful! It would be such an interesting place to see.

I am going to the dr today. I've had enough of this! It's been going on, on and off, since I got home from FOFF and I'm tired of it. Hopefully, he'll be able to do something. I'm so ready to go on with my life! It HAS to be my sinuses, going on this long, and my allergist said I would need steroids for them, occassionally. A good shot of prednezone would fix me right up, I'm sure.

I hope everyone here has a great weekend!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: deenan on September 08, 2006, 07:29:48 am

howdy y'all!

yes, i'm still here, just incredibly, incredibly busy. and i thought this would end last month. at least i don't have to travel. ;)

if you're ailing, get better, if the kids and spousal units are bugging you, take a calgon moment. if you're doing good, great! :D

sorry, but this is the best i can do at the moment. i'll still pop in at times. :)

hasta la vista baby :-*

ps. i don't think this has ever happened since my coming on the forum, but it's been a week since a comment has been made in the pictures section! :o

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 08, 2006, 02:17:17 pm

I just got back from the drs and have a nasty sinus infection. I'm on Ketek, if my stomach can take it and Rhinocort and Claridin and three Tylenol at a time. but he thinks I should be feeling better in three to four days.

I'll pop on as I feel like it, but I'm going to rest a lot and let this stuff work. I am so ready to feel better, you don't KNOW!

I'd be grateful if you all would rescue Sean if he needs it. Thank you!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: candygirl75 on September 08, 2006, 03:06:52 pm


Hello to all,

Those of you who are my friends at LJ--GO (scurry, scadaddle, sprint, move, arriba) see my entry!
Sorry it's been a while since I checked in. I havent been feeling well as of late. Speaking of...

Rach I hope you feel better. I use to have recurrent sinus infections every 3 weeks or so until I had sinus surgery (which BTW was NOT pleasent) which improved the situation but...I still get infections every 2-3 months. Was the surgery worth it? Who knows! Make sure you eat crackers or something with that antibiotic and if you eat dairy products, try Kefir (comes in many flavors). It's like yogurt but has way, way more "good" bacteria in it that antibiotics (especially strong ones) kill which is bad on your GI system. Feel better soon!

Deenan Thanks for the photoshop pointers. I don't think I posted the signature thingy on here correctly (although I'm about to find out) It looks like it came out small. I did it through imageshack-is that correct or is there another way? I'm defunct!!

Celebrian, Rita, Rose, FMH, Joanie, Yeux Hello *waves* End of summer wrap up has been nuts for everyone I see!! School starting and all. Yikes! *raises hand and says"let me off this roller coaster--like NOW"** LOL ;D

Peace

Candy


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 08, 2006, 05:17:22 pm

Did I really not post here yesterday???

Rach - Sorry you are still not feeling well. I hope that the meds help and that you feel much better very soon. *hugs* And, I walk my son to school whenever the weather is decent enough (which is to say I walk through snow and ice and drizzle, but not heavy rain or temps lower than upper teens or 20). I'm glad that we can do that. I just heard that someone who moved from here to NC has started walking her kids to school because you need a permit of some sort to even go into the school lot which is completely packed and crazy (and I thought it was bad here! :o). She's not really a walker, but I guess she is becoming one. I hope the Y works out for you.

Angel - Glad you are in Cambodia and it's nice. I hope that the medication you got takes care of your medical issues. Enjoy!

Hi Joanie and Deenan! :)

Hi Candy - Sorry you haven't been feeling well too. A lot of that going around apparently.

And, yes, real life seems to be keeping us all pretty busy these days isn't it? Last night I had (to leave my son's soccer practice early to go to) a meeting of the advisory committee for the birth-5 classes and preschool the girls go to. I've been chair of the committee for 6 years, but a friend said she thought she'd like to take over for this year and next (this is my last year and her son is a year younger so she's got 2 years left in the program). So, as hubby said, my dynasty has ended. ;D The head of the programs brought me a dozen white roses as a thank you gift. She said it was one per year and then doubled because I have twins in the program. ;) So now we have really lovely and lovely-smelling roses in the kitchen. :D

Gotta run, but I wanted to pop in and say Hi here!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: deenan on September 08, 2006, 08:46:28 pm

[quote author=~Anam Cara~ link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=690#msg1036307 date=1157742412]

Deenan Thanks for the photoshop pointers. I don't think I posted the signature thingy on here correctly (although I'm about to find out) It looks like it came out small. I did it through imageshack-is that correct or is there another way? I'm defunct!! [/quote]

LOL! you posted the thumbnail i sent. i fixed it for you. :)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: candygirl75 on September 08, 2006, 11:31:45 pm

[color=Purple]I told you I was defunct!! ;D LOL I appreciate the fix. Thank You!

Peace

Candy[/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on September 08, 2006, 11:35:49 pm

[color=Green]i haven't posted here. i should post here! been hanging out on LJ too much. :o and i'm just busy. i can't possible catch up on everything.

Rach, i hope you feel better. Rhinocort? sounds odd. i hope it helps.

wow, miss eli, you have re-surfaced. i wish you all the best with your new hubby. :)

Celebrian, your dynasty has ended?! hmmm, i've heard that before. i wonder where? ;) nice of them to give you lovely roses!

hi Joanie, frodomyhero! :-*


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My kitten is so rambunctious.


Rita, that is such a lovely age! take pictures. ;D[/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 09, 2006, 01:06:50 pm

The antibiotic must be doing it's work. I feel a bit better today, just WAY tired.

Just wanted to pop in and say hi. If I stay long, Jim will fuss and tell me I should be resting.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: mumi on September 09, 2006, 02:35:56 pm

Hello ladies!

Rach:I am glad you feel better,you are tired beacouse the antibiotic,good the help.

Hello to all of you :-*

Oh yes maybe I started in Monday to have Englesk lessons.

hugs.


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nuke33 on September 09, 2006, 03:27:07 pm

Hi everyone :)

Rach-glad you're feeling better. Sinus infections are hell. Give yourself time to recover.

AngelWood-Cambodia sounds like an exciting trip. Hope you're feeling better as well.

Seems like everyone else is keeping busy and doing well :)


I spent my morning at the orthodontist. It was so much fun ::) First he ripped my braces off, then fitted all my teeth with these silver bracket things which he had to pull on and off to find the right size, then he put braces back on me again! I feel like someone punched me in the mouth :-X I have to go back in a couple of weeks to have some hardware put in, and then have my surgery. I better look gorgeous when this is all done! ;D


I've been reading some really good books lately. They're all fiction and most are light reading. The Husband by Dean Koontz, The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult, Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini and The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards.
All have been on the best sellers list and I really enjoyed them. If anyone has read something worthwhile, I would love a recommendation :)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on September 09, 2006, 10:39:22 pm

Whew! I have a lot of catching up to do. I have not been here for a couple of days because my Dad and his wife were visiting. We had a really good time with them and it was hard to see them leave today.

Celebrian, I could just picture your two little girls on their way to preschool the first day. I am sure they were beyond adorable. Did you get a picture? Your real life does sound incredibly busy! That was really sweet about the white roses you were given. Glad you get to enjoy them.

FMH, I have never seen Back to the Future 3. Is that the one Elijah is in? I did see the first two and really enjoyed them. I think Michael J. Fox is a great actor and a great person. He is probably my favorite non LOTR actor. Not sure why I never watched the third BTTF.

Rita, your kitten sounds as naughty as our puppy...only it's probably harder since kittens can climb! ;D Glad you enjoyed your show and so sorry that the karate school is making frustrating changes. :-\

Rach, I have told you this by email, but I am so sorry that you are sick. I hope you are getting at least a bit better. Will you be able to go to your in-laws tomorrow?

Angel, sooo sorry that you are sick. Glad you made it safe and sound to Cambodia. Sorry the class was postponed. I am anxious to hear how things go. Keep us posted.

Deenan, glad you pop in when you can! I love your general comments to all of us. You have a way of making them seem warm and personal even though they are to all of us. :D

Candy, I don't remember seeing your entry on my friend's page but I will go check it out as soon as I am done here.

Chowling, looks like you have been kind of scarce, too. It is hard to keep up with both LJ and A&F, isn't it. Thankfully, most of my close online friends hang out in both places.

Mumi, good luck with your English classes! :)

Nuke, so sorry about the awful visit to the orthodontist! I hope you feel better very soon. The books you read sound good. I have heard of a couple of them. I am afraid I don't have any recommendations. The only thing I have read recently is a puppy training book. ;D

We are adjusting to our new puppy. He is as cute as a button and brings lots of joy to our lives....also a lot more work. ;D Over all, I am glad we have him, but I will be thrilled when he is housetrained and beyond the chewing stage.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 09, 2006, 11:10:06 pm

Chow-ling - Are you comparing me to the evil Sauron??? :o

Rach - Glad you are feeling at least a little bit better. :)

Hi Mumi!

Nuke - Sorry about the orthodontist experience. And, you already look gorgeous. :) Books. Did you read The Other Boleyn Girl by Phippa Gregory that I mentioned to you? I liked it. I've heard the prequel book is good too, but haven't read it. I enjoyed Snowflower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See in the spring and someone just mentioned it on the books thread too. Did you read Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett? It was described as the Book of Revelations as done by Monty Python. It was funny. ;) Or Wicked and its sequel Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire. I've heard his other books are good too but haven't gotten to them.

Rose - Thanks about the girls. I did get a picture but I don't think it's downloaded from the camera yet. If I remember I will send it to you. Glad you had a great time with your dad and stepmother. And, glad Pooch is adorable despite the accidents and chewing. :D

Today we went to my son's first soccer game of the fall. And then we shopped. ::) (The field is out near Sam's Club so it was convenient.) Not a really exciting day, but we do need some down time after a busy week and with another busy one coming up.

I'm off to bed soon, so I'll say goodnight. :)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: frodomyhero on September 09, 2006, 11:47:40 pm

Hello and a happy saturday I hope you all had fun with friends and or family!
wow..... it's been the typical Sept. everyone is off in different directions.
Celebrian, how was the first soccer game? Did they look good? and did they win????? Good night . Sweet dreams
Rose, has your puppy bonded yet with someone? Puppies are ALOT of work!By the way Elijah was little in BTTF2. The third one is almost my favorite, that's when they are in the old west. I didn't know but got some trivia on it. Micheal J Fox wasn't the original Marty McFly. And the "Doc" had a side kick that was a chimpanzee, not Einstien , the dog.....
Rach, so glad you got some antibiotics to help you feel better. In no time at all , mabe about 24 hours, you'll be your old self again. GL
;)
Rita, enjoy your kitten, they grow up to be cats so fast and they are such characters, when they are kitties. How's school going?
Chow-ling, I have to go to the LJ, I've been not even on lately because school has started and you have reminded me to get on it. Thanks
Anna, good luck with photoshop. It is one great program with photo imaging.
Deenan, forever working on photos, you are so talented.
Angel, do enjoy Cambodia, and bring back lots of stories and photos.
Hi mumi and Joanie, and anyone I missed.
It's been the beginning of school .........need I say more???????
Love to all
TTFN
:-* :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Joanie on September 10, 2006, 12:02:41 am

Wow!! Nice to see this thread hopping again! Hope all of you who are under the weather feel better soon.

The book recommendations sound pretty good. Too bad I don't have time to read. :'( I'll keep those titles in mind in case I get a chance to go to the library.

Rose, it is hard with a new puppy, but I'm sure the little bugger is worth it. :) They're so adorable at that age.

FMH, great to see you here! I'd love it if you would friend me at LJ when you get a moment........thanks! Hope your school year goes smoothly. I heard of the trivia for BTTF. I recall reading in Michael J. Fox's autobiography (great read btw) that Eric Stoltz was cast originally, but it didn't work out so the part when to Michael. Frankly, I can't see anyone else in that role but Michael.

nuke, good luck with the dentist. You look fabulous already! ;D

Had a really hectic day here, running errands, grocery shopping, ya know, real interesting stuff! ;D My little one has three projects she needs to have done for delivery on Monday morning. Talk about procrastination!! Definitely doesn't take after me for that. ::)

Have a great Sunday everyone!! :-* :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: frodomyhero on September 10, 2006, 12:20:16 am

[quote author=Joanie link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=690#msg1036466 date=1157860961]

I recall reading in Michael J. Fox's autobiography (great read btw) that Eric Stoltz was cast originally, but it didn't work out so the part when to Michael. Frankly, I can't see anyone else in that role but Michael.


[/quote]

Yeah, and Micheal was on Family Ties so he was shooting FT's and then went to shoot BTTF every day with only 3 hours of sleep each day... Wow , I think that's right up there with Elijah and Viggo's schedule in LOTR.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Plutonic on September 10, 2006, 07:56:24 am

Rita, it must indeed be such a culture shock for your brother-in-lawís parents! But people are just people, wherever they may be from and however different their customs might be, so Iím sure theyíll settle in soon Ė especially with such a lively, vibrant family as yours. :)

;D at your kitten trying to eat your bra! My work colleagueís dog has a passion for chewing her panties Ė but only the lacy ones. She tries to hide them at the bottom of the laundry pile, but he just roots through the whole lot!

Celebrian, half of me wants to watch March of the Penguins, because penguins are such amazing creatures and so adorable, but the other half of me is afraid itís going to show chicks dying and penguins getting eaten by seals.....I wish Nature wasnít so cruel sometimes!!

I have such a lovely picture in my head of your children going off to school! :)
How lovely to receive those roses as a thank you for your work! :)

Storyteller, poor you, sinus infections are so painful! :( *hugs & healing vibes*. Iím glad the medication is starting to work and hope you feel better soon.

Angel Wood, wow, Cambodia! 8) How long are you there for? Hope youíre feeling better. I get migraines and sinus problems too Ė the homeopath I go to is convinced theyíre connected.

Nuke, Ouch re the orthodontist!!! :( Iím sure the end result will be worth all the discomfort, though!

I really enjoyed Khaled Hosseiniís The Kite Runner too. One of the best books Iíve read recently is English Passengers by Matthew Kneale. It manages to be both very funny and heartbreaking in equal measure Ė I love books that really engage my emotions.

Hubby and I had a lovely few days with my parents-in-law. :) We took the good weather with us Ė we seem to be having an Indian Summer over here, which has coincided just nicely with my holiday! :) Only sad thing was that my father-in-lawís stroke has changed his personality a little, so now he gets irrationally and unpredictably irritable, most often with his wife. My mother-in-law tries to remind herself that itís 'not really him' talking, itís just the illness, but I know she finds it terribly upsetting at times. But on the other hand, the stroke could have been so much more severe.
On Thursday they treated us to lunch in Rye, one of my favourite little towns. Itís chock full of Medieval buildings and cobbled streets Ė just gorgeous! *sigh* Iím not sure how this photo will come out, but most of the town looks like this:

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on September 10, 2006, 10:32:51 pm

Hi everyone. I didn't post here yesterday. I think I came here, but I don't know why I didn't post. ??? I must have gotten distracted. :-\

Plutonic, that looks like such an interesting town. So pretty. I'm so sorry about your father-in-laws stroke. It really can change a person's personality. But you're right, it could probably have been a lot worse.
That's so funny about your colleagues dog chewing her panties. ;D

Nuke, you are gorgeous already. I'm so sorry you had such a rough time at the orthodontist. I bet you'll be so glad when all this is over.

Rach, I'm glad you're starting to feel better. Get some rest. Sinus infections are the pits. :P

Celebrian, that is so nice that the head of the program got you roses. I'm sure your work was appreciated by all.

Mumi, good luck with your English class!

Rose, I hope things get better with the puppy soon. He will grow up, and then you'll miss the days when he was so cute and playful!

Yesterday we went to Prairie Days at the George Washington Carver National Monument. He was born here, and there is a beautiful park and monument to him. They had all kinds of special activities. I will probably post some pictures in my LJ.
After that, I was heading out with my son to get him some new shoes, and the karate school called to remind us that they were doing pictures that day! Well, they never told me ahead of time, so I was very aggravated. We rushed around to get his uniform (which thank goodness, was clean) and get down there to wait two hours (because we didn't have an appt, since no one told us about it :()to get his pictures done. The pics turned out very nice, but I'm still aggravated.
Sorry to rant. :-X I'll shut up now. :D


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 10, 2006, 11:18:09 pm

Rita - The roses were (and are - with the exception of the one my daughter broke) quite lovely. And, feel free to rant here anytime. That is frustrating. >:( Prairie days sounds nice, though.

Plutonic - That town looks lovely. Glad you had a nice visit with the in-laws. March of the Penguins had some sad moments, but mostly my husband and I were struck with how tough it is to be a penguin. I also read the Kite Runner last year and enjoyed it very much.

Joanie - I know about those hectic and oh-so-exciting days too. ::)

FMH - That's interesting about BTTF. And, the first soccer game was OK. My son got a few good kicks in there, but they lost 6-1. As it turns out, this team beat them 7-0 last year, so they did better this time as my son pointed out. ;D

Hi to everyone else. Off to bed soon. Tomorrow starts another busy week. . . If you haven't checked my LJ, I posted a Dr Seuss parody that I wrote for Elijah Con that I think you all might enjoy.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 11, 2006, 08:47:05 am

Hi all!

TO quote the hobbit I love the most, "I'm back!", but I say it without the trace of sadness that accompanied his use of the words. I'm feeling better, just WAY behind. Please forgive me if I don't comment on everything. I read every word and chuckled and cried with you. I love the antics of the baby pets, the mental image of small children heading off to school, and poor Nuke's dental problems. My dentist NEVER hurts me and I STILL hate to go there!

We went to my in-laws for my MILs birthday yesterday, and had a good time seeing everyone. I was REALLY tired when we got back and didn't go online for any time. I'm more rested today but I need to do errands. I'll get to ljs later in the day.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 11, 2006, 11:02:49 pm

Quiet here. And, once again I am off to bed. Maybe I'll post more tomorrow.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 12, 2006, 08:20:37 am

Indeed it is, Celebrian! Got your note yesterday, btw. Thank you!

Imagine my surprise when I got up this morning and found a picture of Arwen in the film on the front page of our morning paper! Apparently, Liv Tyler is coming to Florence to make a film. SC is popular with film makers because it still has a lot of wilderness area and towns that look like the 50s. The movie is a thriller about a couple besieged in a cabin (I think) by bad guys.

Well, that is the third LOTR star to make a film here. Sean made Staying Together here and Elijah filmed all of Paradise and parts of The War here. The first two were within about 40miles of where I live. This time it's right here in the town where I live. Odd, isn't it?

EDIT: I just posted some screen caps of the Bobby segment from ET last week in my LJ, if anyone is interested. I'm going to post another entry today, so you might have to go back a bit to see them.

Hugs,
Rach


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 12, 2006, 02:17:55 pm

Rach - Wow! I didn't realize that SC had so much filming. Have you ever seen any of the filming stuff? Glad you got it. I thought it should arrive yesterday and I'm glad it actually did. :-)

I'll need to start exercising pretty soon. But, today is a bit calmer than other days because the girls do not have preschool. Just gymnastics. And, of course school for my son and then his piano lessons after school. And, that's still probably one of the calmest days of our week. ::) ;)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 12, 2006, 02:29:35 pm

Celebrian, calm is good. Very good.

No, I haven't ever seen the filming. I probably won't go see Liv, either, but if it were Sean, or even Elijah, that would be very different. LOL

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: mumi on September 12, 2006, 04:04:30 pm

Hello ladies!

Rach:I am glad you are so much better,so Liv Taylor will do a film in Florence that is great.

Celebrian: can I ask how many kids do you have? and yes calm is very good.

I starte my englisk lessons yesterday and we starte to present us self in ENGLISK and we are 22 people OMG :o but I did it ;D

Hi to all of your girls.
hugs.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 12, 2006, 05:50:02 pm

Yes, calm is definitely good. :D

Mumi - I have three children. I'm glad your English class went well yesterday. Good for you! :)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on September 12, 2006, 09:53:03 pm

Checking in to say hi! I need to get to bed early tonight. I was so tired at work today.

Rach, I hope you are feeling better. Lots of rest is important right now. Hope the medicines help.
Your town must be very interesting to be used in so many films. Maybe you'll see Liv at the grocery store! :)

Mumi, I'm so glad your class is going well. I admire anyone who tries to learn a new language. I've always wanted to learn Spanish, but I haven't had time to take an intensive class like I would need to really learn to speak it.

Celebrian, I hope your calmer day went well. :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 12, 2006, 10:17:52 pm

Hi Rita,

Sorry you are so tired. we have an earlier than normal morning tomorrow too, plus a busy day after that, so I'll be trying to logoff in a few minutes too. we'll see how I do. ::) Has work gotten better since that first aggravating week or two?

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: frodomyhero on September 12, 2006, 10:28:07 pm

Good evening!
I wanted to say a great big HI to everyone! Happy tuesday. So sorry so many of you are tired, not happy about going to the dentist... etc.
It has actually gotten cold enough for the heat to come on here! It's time for bed. Tomorrow starts again at 5 am. TTFN

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Joanie on September 12, 2006, 11:13:31 pm

Hello everyone! Just popping in to say I'm alive and hope everyone is doing well. I just hate the first week of school. Everything has to be done yesterday and supplies have to be bought. I spent about one hour in Staples tonight getting supplies with my oldest daughter. The place was a mobbed with parents and kids doing the same!! :o

Sorry for the mini rant.........Happy Wednesday everyone!

Ciao for now bellas....... :-* :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on September 12, 2006, 11:20:38 pm

I am so sorry that I have not been here much lately. Real Life is really overwhelming right now and I am having a really hard time keeping up with everything and it seems like my online time is what is having to give. I didn't even get online until 10:00 tonight! Homeschooling is taking about two hours longer this year because I have one more to homeschool, am doing some of the speech therapy for my youngest son and youngest daughter at home to save money, am doing some extra stuff with my LD son and have added more history for my younger children because I felt like I neglected that subject last year for them. We are also going to the Y nearly every day since my hubby is home in the day time. The rest of the family just loves it and I hate to be the spoil sport and say we can't go any more. All those things are very important but my house is falling apart and I can't communicate with my online friends like I used to. :-\ This new puppy is taking up a lot of time, too. It is like having a toddler in the house again. ::) I also have cramps tonight. Whew, okay, my pity party is over now and I feel much better now. ;)

Rach, that is interesting about Liv going to SC. By the way, I read an intersting trivia fact today in one of my son's books. It said that more hurricanes have hit SC than any other state!

Rita, I hope you get a good night's sleep!

Celebrian, I hope you enjoyed your "calm" day of the week. ;)

Mumi, good luck with your English class. Keep us posted as to how it goes.

Frodomyhero, Wow! You already turned your heat on!

Sorry for everything I have not commented on. :( I read every post but I must move on to LJs and emails if I am going to get to bed at a decent time tonight. Hope you all have a great Wednesday!

Edit: Hi Joanie, we posted at the same time. Your mini rant was minor compared to my major rant. LOL. Sorry that you had a frustrating time.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: mumi on September 13, 2006, 02:51:43 am

Hello ladies!

Just for say hello.

Celebrian: I hope you still have calm, you have 3 children I have 2. :D
Rita:I hope you dont be so tired today of work.

Rose: I understand you have a lot to do whit the puppy ;D and whit you children I think the is wonderful you learm your children of home.

Hi.Joanie and frodomyhero

I will posted to how the goes whit my Englisk.

hugs :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Lith on September 13, 2006, 08:25:44 am

[color=Navy]Argh, and I hate not having the chance to be around regularly and stay caught up on your news, and then need to come post something like this. So frustrating! Tuesday was just a loooooong day, and then a long day's journey into... an even longer day... and waiting, and more waiting, and frustration, and more frustration... but finally, in the end, thankfulness.

About 9 this (Tuesday) morning my daughter called me in tears and excrutiating pain and I had to leave work, talk her neighbor into watching the two littlest ones, and take her to emergency. Lots more finagling help since her hubby was not in a position/location, literally, to be able to get there quickly. Long story short, emergency appendectomy that took from triage at 10am until post-surgery room settling at 2:30am to accomplish. I just got home about 15 minutes ago and it's now 3:15. Gotta grab some sleep and help some more later today, plus try to get a few hours in for work.

My daughter came through everything okay, just it's ridiculous to allow someone to lie in pain for 11 hours before you get them into surgery, because you are only using 3 ORs and she kept getting bumped for more emergent cases. At some point the risk of a burst appendix has got to call for getting another crew in, another OR up and running, or something.

I hate managed care and fiscally responsible financial officers and all that garbage that gets in the way of quality and compassionate care of PEOPLE!!! grrrrr

And no, she didn't get to have laproscopic surgery like Elijah did, though I argued hard for it with the surgeon. Most insurance apparently won't cover it. Though the surgeon was able to avoid clipping her rose tattoo in the lower right quadrant... [/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 13, 2006, 08:57:28 am

Lith, I'm so glad your daughter came thought the surgery ok. Appendectomies can be nasty business. She needs to get well soon with children to take care of.

Mumi, I think you are very courageous to learn a new language when you don't have to. That will be good for your mind in general, too. I LOVE learning new things! I think it keeps my mind sharp.

Rose, I often find life overwhelming and I don't have five kids to care for and teach! When things get to be too much, I find that making a list helps. I don't make more than one day at a time, though, or I get stressed out by having so much to do. By having a list, I don't waste time trying to decide what to do next.

Joanie, every year, when school starts, it just feels wrong not to go buy supplies. Even after having my kids gone so long, I find myself steering that way automatically. LOL

Off to check some other threads. Have a great day!

Hugs,
Rach


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 13, 2006, 05:17:41 pm

Joanie and Rose - Sorry for your various frustrations. I'm glad other people vent here sometimes so I don't feel bad since I've done it a few times myself. Right now, I don't need to vent too much, but when I picked my son up from school his teacher came out with him and said he had thrown up 15 minutes before school ended (she tried calling me, but I had already left home to pick of the girls from preschool and then go straight to his school to get him). I just took his temperature and he has a fever of 103.2. So, that means he has to miss swim lessons this evening and school tomorrow and I have to work things out with hubby so I can take the girls to swim lessons and then to both dance class and preschool tomorrow. And, I hope he is better soon and the girls don't get it because hubby leaves for a conference in Maryland on Friday around noon, so I'll be doing the single mom thing which has not been as bad as the kids get older, but would be a drag if one or more of them is sick. ::) (OK. It ended up being kind of a big vent. Sorry about that.)

On the plus side, one of my daughters cried a lot and clung to me when I dropped them off at preschool today, but she told me she had a good day and the two teachers I talked to said she made some good progress today about doing things independently of her sister, so although I had concerns after I left everything there seemed to go fine.

Lith - So sorry about the stressful situation with your daughter, but I'm glad that she is doing OK now.

Rach - Glad it sounds like you are finally healthy and back to yourself. :D

Hi Mumi, FMH and everyone else. Gotta go call hubby and work out plans for swimming and having someone stay home with my sick son (I think he'll come home and do some work here and prepare dinner while I take the girls to lessons).

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on September 13, 2006, 06:31:33 pm

*throws great big yellow, pink, and peach-colored roses to everyone*

I wish I could do that in real life.
Be back later, after dinner. :-*


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on September 13, 2006, 09:33:50 pm


Quote:
*throws great big yellow, pink, and peach-colored roses to everyone*

[color=Green]very sweet of you, but i was drinking a cup of tea and now there are petals in it. ;)

Lith, i'm glad your daughter is ok. that's scary they had her wait 11 hours.

Rose, i'm surprised you are able to get on the computer at all with everything you have going on. hang in there. :-*

Celebrian, what's wrong with your son?

mumis, good luck with your english classes.

hi Joanie, Rach, frodomyhero! :)

i have to go to a stupid big sales meeting at the WA State convention center all day tomorrow. argh - it's so stupid and boring and a giant waste of everyones time. the people that run it like to hear themselves talk. neat! ::) [/color]


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on September 13, 2006, 09:55:28 pm

Sorry to get rose petals in your tea, Chowling. :-*
I was in a hurry to start dinner, and I came here to read this thread, but didn't have time to respond to everyone, so I decided you all needed some virtual roses. :D

Lith, I can't believe they didn't do laparascopic surgery on your daughter! There are less complications and the recovery time is shorter. I would think most insurance companies would like that. :-\ I'm so glad she is okay. That is awful that she had to wait so long. My husband had an emergency appendectomy a few years ago. He said the pain he had before the surgery was terrible. But his recovery time was so short. I hope your daughter gets a chance to rest and heal.

Rose, I'm sorry you're having a rough time. Sounds like you have a lot on your plate. I hope things settle down a bit soon. :-*

Celebrian, I hope your son feels better soon. That's great that your daughter did well in preschool.

Chowling, tuck some pictures of Elijah into your briefcase, and take a peek when you get bored. 8) Or sing Gogol songs in your head. ;D (just be sure not to sing them out loud) :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 13, 2006, 10:17:00 pm

Chow-ling - I'm not sure exactly what's wrong with my son. He's had a bit of a cold/congestion and it is not unusual for him to cough so hard he throws up when his chest is congested. But, that doesn't usually come with a fever of over 103. Hubby gave him medicine and the fever was down to 99.something this evening and he was feeling pretty good and perky, so hopefully it won't jump back up. We'll still have to keep him out of school tomorrow and I forgot that all three kids are also supposed to see the dentist tomorrow so it's going to be a bit of a logistical challenge to deal with him home sick and get the girls to all the places they need to go. If he feels OK in the morning he'll likely spend much of the day at work with hubby. We'll see. . .

Thanks Rita. The girls did well in swimming lessons too, so they overall had a pretty good day. Only my son did not.

ETA: I just purchased tickets for hubby and me to see the LOTR Symphony in October. :D And, now I am off to bed because it was an early morning and I was up with my son a couple of times last night, so I'm beat.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Plutonic on September 14, 2006, 05:47:43 am

Celebrian, loved your Dr Seuss Elwood parody! :)
Hope your son is better soon, and no-one else catches it. Itís heartbreaking and so worrying when one of your children cries about being left at school, isnít it? Long-distant memories for me, of course, but I can still remember the anguish so clearly. :(
I would so love to hear the LOTR symphony!

Storyteller, glad youíre back. :) I love lists! Couldnít get through a week without a few lists! ;D

Mumi, good luck with the English lessons! Iím trying to teach myself Italian, but itís a slow process!

Rose, your schedule sounds so busy! Homeschooling must be very hard work, but I imagine the rewards are well worth it. Whatís ĎYí ?

Joanie, I really should have checked that my 16-year-old had all her supplies for school (I thought she was old enough to do it herself ;)) Ė she turned up for her first day without any pens at all! ::)

Lith, thatís terrible your daughter had to wait for so long with acute appendicitis! >:( Glad sheís recovering well.
We know all about medical needs coming second to financial concerns in the UK Ė the NHS (National Health Service, which is more-or-less free and funded by the government) is in a dire financial state. New and potentially life-saving drugs are regularly Ďbannedí by the NHS because they cost too much. :( There is private medicine of course, but the vast majority of the population canít afford it. I think the UK will eventually have to introduce some form of health insurance for all if the nation is to keep up with medical advances.

Rita, thanks for the roses Ė they were beautiful! Any chance of some nice blue delphiniums next time? ;)

Chow-ling, hope you didnít expire from boredom at the sales meeting!
I love Ritaís suggestions for warding off the boredom! ;D Actually, I do keep some pics of Elijah in my wallet for that very purpose....how sad/obsessed is that?! :P

Iím so excited today because hubby and I have just booked our 25th Wedding Anniversary holiday for next April Ė weíre going to Rome for a week! 8) This is a first in more ways than one Ė weíve never been to Italy, and neither of us has ever flown anywhere. In fact, Iíve never been abroad (except for a school day-trip to France, but that doesnít really count ;)). Originally, we were going to go to Naples for a couple of days (so we could visit Pompeii) and then Rome, but we decided that that might be a little ambitious for first-time travellers, so weíll just stay in Rome. Plus it gives us a good reason (as if we needed one) for going back some day to see Pompeii. ;D

Got to go- weíre off to see Pirates of the Caribbean 2. Iíve already seen it, but hubby hasnít. I adore Johnny Deppís acting, so Iíll quite happily watch the film again! ;D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 14, 2006, 07:45:09 am

Plutonic, ROme sounds HEAVENLY! My hubby won't fly, but maybe one day....


And to Chow Ling....


Oh Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!

I can't get you as big a gift as Yeux did in lj, so I'll just give you a small blue-eyed guy. He might require some assembly, but you can set him up just as you want! He comes complete with lots of buttons and noise makers, like those busy boxes you give to babies. Very entertaining, he'll keep you amuzed for HOURS!

Have the world's greatest day!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on September 14, 2006, 01:51:38 pm

I am in the middle of schooling but I wanted to pop in to say Happy Birthday to Chowling real quick. I will be back tonight to read and comment (I hope!)

Check out the members section when you get a change, Chowling and everyone else. ;)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Lila_ Loamsdown on September 14, 2006, 02:18:17 pm

Hi ladies,

I know it has been forever since I have been here. For a long time I couldn't get on...somehow I couldn't remember my username or password...yeah. Odd. But it was an odd time in my life. I am slowly getting back into the swing of things, and life is settling down to a dull roar. even when I couldn't get on as Lila, I did come as a guest and read posts every once in a while, to keep a connection here. I am so glad that many of you were able to get together this summer, and Rach!! You, too! How utterly cool.

My life has changed a lot. I am remarried, have moved and my daughter has just begun middle school. I am hoping to be able to come here more. Moving forward is important, but there are certain things of the past that I'd like to hold on to.

Blessings, Lila

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 14, 2006, 03:05:38 pm

Well, hello, Lila! Long time no type! LOL How are you getting on? Sounds like things are going very well for you.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nuke33 on September 14, 2006, 03:08:52 pm

Happy Birthday chowling! A few pictures for you:

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Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 14, 2006, 03:15:50 pm

Nuke, hmmmmm...Those look vaguely familiar. AH! A memory, weird and wonderful.

Happy Birthday AGAIN to our Chowling!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Lila_ Loamsdown on September 14, 2006, 05:29:39 pm

Hey Rach, good to "see" you". I am doing well. I just got back from a walk down my 1 km country lane with my 13 yr old deaf dog and my 15 year old blind cat, who I had to carry most of the way because she kept stepping into the puddles and getting flustered and then ended up sitting inthe middle of the lane crying. I tucked her into my jacket, poor dear. The dog is oblivious to her deafness. She went through a bit of a funk when she first went completely deaf, and then has adjusted. Animals adjust remarkably well to these things. Huh. Too bad it's harder for people.

Rose, your schedule overwhelms me, and I am just reading about it. Yikes!

Chowling, I know we don't know each other, but birthday blessings none-the-less! Yeux's gift, on lj, was pretty impressive! Enjoy!

My daughter's adjustment to middle school has been a challenge. She spends most of her evenings doing homework. It seems like a lot, but it may be that once she gets into a schedule it will get easier. I hope. In her first 2 weeks, she cheated on a quiz, let other students copy her homework, and slacked off seriously in gym. **sigh** This is so unlike her, and she came home and guiltily confessed to everything. She went to a very small school where this kind of stuff didn't happen,and so when she got stuck on her test and her friends started whispering clues to her...when I told her that I would have preferred that she fail the test rather than cheat, she smiled sheepishly and said "Well, mom, they weren't very good clues...I probably will still fail." And she did. We talk about this stuff a lot, tho. She should be okay.

:)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 14, 2006, 06:04:33 pm

Lila - Welcome back! :D And, wow! You have had a lot of changes, haven't you? Glad things seem to be generally good.

Thanks Plutonic! Glad you liked the parody. :) And, thanks about the kids too. My son is feeling better for the moment thanks to Advil, but when the medicine had worn off earlier his temp went up to 103.8, so we're not done yet, unfortunately. My daughter who threw up earlier seems absolutely fine and she acted like it was a food allergy thing although I have no idea what would have caused that because everything she ate was stuff she's eaten in the past couple of days and been fine with. Rome sounds wonderful! I hope to go there one day also.

Hi Rose, Nuke and Rach!

<b>Happy Birthday Chowling!</b> :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 14, 2006, 06:29:26 pm

How did I miss that your kids were sick, Celebrian??? Sending good thoughts your way!

I went to buy groceries this morning. When i pulled out of the driveway, I thought something felt odd, but it wasn't SO ODD that it concerned me. When I parked my car in the lot and rounded it to go inside, I happened to look back and my rear, passenger side tire was flat! Luckily, I was shopping at Walmart (which I hate but they are the only place that carries everything I need foodwise) so I was able to get them to come put enough air in the tire to allow me to get it around to the garage part. After waiting three hours, they fixed the tire (I had picked up a nail) and was on my way. I came home, ate lunch and went back out to look for dress pants again. I have looked ALL OVER TOWN for a simple pair of dressy slacks to wear with my jackets. Finally found it today, or rather gave up looking and settled.

*sigh I'm tired again....

I hope you all had a great day!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: frodomyhero on September 14, 2006, 06:34:05 pm

Happy birthday Chowling...... and many many more! 8)
Lith, so glad your daughter is on the mend. Man that must've been very stressful, the whole thing. Hope everyone at home is also feeling ok.
Mumi, GL with our language....... indeed it is a great challenge.

Rose, Rach's idea of lists is really a good one. I'm without any hope if I don't use post it's all day long . Lists lists .. and more lists...... definitely help. Hope you find some down time for yourself.

Celebrain, so glad your kids are coming out of the woods with that stomach thing. Oh that is so hard to go through. So glad your daughters liked pre-k. It sounds like they will settle in nicely. Man you're going to a LOTR concert "is very jealous... wish you could put me in your pocket"

Plutonic, what was the parady? is it on the site here?? Isn't having a 16 year old fun!? Wow Rome! You'll have a great 25th!

ah lovely Rita, I just love the "smell" of flowers....... "ah choo!"
How's school going?

Rach, glad you are back in the pink and on the board again!

Lila, so glad things for you have settled in enough for you to be back. It's so nice to "see" you ... Yes, this summer's gathering ,from all accounts , was one that will be remembered for a long time. Having a child in middle school is such a challenge, for them and for you. GL

Hi Nuke and Joanie! Hi to anyone else that is around.

I'm back into the swing of teaching again. So miss my time down south "sigh" .... I so miss the ocean. It truly is home to me.
Hope everyone has a peaceful and happy friday!


:-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Lith on September 14, 2006, 08:03:00 pm

[color=Navy]Ah, thank you, frodomyhero, for that wonderful post! I feel as if I have managed to catch up somewhat just by reading that one post!

So... let me add my agreement to every good wish frodomyhero posted, whether for b'days or well children or whatever.

And let me add my own good news: my daughter got to come home this evening. She is feeling much better, especially as they put her on a different pain med that allows her to sit and walk without hunching over. Her hubby will be at home with her til Monday, and hopefully she will feel better enough by then to manage during the day on her own. Thanks, everyone, for your well wishes. :-*[/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on September 14, 2006, 08:26:14 pm

[color=Green]thank you so much for the birthday wishes! :-* that is very sweet.

Rach, i will assemble him right away. he is rather cute, isn't he? :P

nuke, thanks for the pictures. :)[/color]


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Lila_ Loamsdown on September 14, 2006, 08:48:48 pm

There was another school shooting at a college near where I live - Dawson College in Montreal. Maybe some of you have seen it on the news? There hasn't been much else on the news here. It was awful - we have friends who's kids went there. My heart goes out to the families of the victims - 20 kids were shot, one girl and the shooter died. It breaks my heart to see the kids running from the school in a panic, screaming and crying. The world just seems to be getting scarier and scarier.

**deep sigh**

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: frodomyhero on September 14, 2006, 10:14:58 pm

[quote author=Lila_ Loamsdown link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=735#msg1037190 date=1158281328]
There was another school shooting at a college near where I live - Dawson College in Montreal. Maybe some of you have seen it on the news? There hasn't been much else on the news here. It was awful - we have friends who's kids went there. My heart goes out to the families of the victims - 20 kids were shot, one girl and the shooter died. It breaks my heart to see the kids running from the school in a panic, screaming and crying. The world just seems to be getting scarier and scarier.

**deep sigh**
[/quote]

OMG! You know this really changes one perception of the word "civilization"

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on September 14, 2006, 10:34:40 pm

Hi Lila! Good to have you back. I saw that about the college shooting on the news. That is so awful. Very scary.
My kids are in middle school. It's a difficult time for everyone. I've seen a lot of changes in my kids (and their friends) in the last few years, some for the better, some worse.

Lith, so glad your daughter will be going home. I hope she recovers quickly.

Plutonic, Rome sounds so nice. I bet you're excited!

Quote:
I love Ritaís suggestions for warding off the boredom! Actually, I do keep some pics of Elijah in my wallet for that very purpose....how sad/obsessed is that?!

I keep that issue of Jane magazine with Elijah in it in my school bag. *blushes* Sometimes I need a little Elijah to get me through my day. ::)

Celebrian, I hope your kids are feeling better. And you get some sleep soon. That is so rough when your kids are sick, and up at night. *hugs*

Chowling- Happy Birthday! :-*

It's seems like I have just been working my rear end off. My schedule at work is very full this year. It makes the day go by quickly, though. :)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 14, 2006, 10:54:48 pm

I'll be logging off soon. Partially to try to get some more sleep (don't know how tonight will go with the kids) and partially because hubby leaves tomorrow for a conference until late Monday night, so I want to spend a little time with him before he goes.

Thanks for the good wishes for my kids. My daughter is seeming OK, but we'll see what happens tomorrow. My son is still pretty sick, but seems to feel OK as long as his fever is down with medicine. It's just when it wears off and his temp goes up that he gets lethargic and miserable. He'll be home from school again tomorrow.

Lila - I heard about those shootings. It's horrible. :'(

Rita - Glad your busy days go quickly, but really you didn't start off with that much of a rear end, so be careful how much you work off. ;D I love that you carry Elijah pics to work. ;)

Lith - Glad your daughter is home and I hope she recovers quickly and completely. :D

Rach - Sorry about the flat, but glad that you got it fixed. when I had a flat this winter I had traction troubles and couldn't even get up my not-very-steep-at-all driveway. And, glad you got pants even if you did have to settle.

FMH - Glad your back in the swing of things at school. Sorry you miss the ocean though. Something to look forward to again for next year.

Chowling - I hope you had a nice birthday (boring meetings and all). :D

Good night everyone.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on September 14, 2006, 11:29:24 pm

Thank you all so much for your sweet comments and your understanding about my not being able to come here as often. :-*

Oh, Lith, I am sooo sorry about your daughter. I hope she recovers quickly. I am sorry that she had to wait so long in such agony. How is she doing now?

Rach, the list idea is a great one. I do have a schedule but it is hard to follow it some days. Math takes longer with one child or we take longer at the Y or one of the children needs extra "loving" that day and things like that. Sorry about your flat tire this morning!

Celebrian, I am sooo sorry that you have sick kids. I know that will be especially hard with your hubby gone. Single parenting is hard enough with healthy kids! I hope they get better very soon. Keep us posted.

Rita, thank you for the lovely roses. :-* They look lovely. ;)

Chowling, so sorry you had to endure stupid sales meetings with people who like to hear themselves talk. ::) Listen to Rita. She has some great ideas. ;D I hope you had a nice birthday anyway.

Plutonic, you are going to Rome?? :o That is wonderful. I hope you and your husband have a wonderful time. The Y is short for YMCA (I am not sure what that stands for, to be honest). Basically it is a place with a swimming pool, exercise equipment, a gym, a track, a climbing wall etc. A fitness place, I guess you would call it. And yes, homeschooling certainly does have it's rewards and most of the time I love it but I have to confess that there are occasional days when I question my sanity for doing it. ::) :)

Hi Lila! Wonderful to see you here again. I knew all of those things about you since we have kept in touch, but it is great to see you here. Out of curiosity, how did you finally manage to get on here?

Nuke, thanks for posting the pictures. Brought back some wonderful memories. :D

Frodomyhero, so sorry you miss your time down south. I miss the ocean, too. I got to see it several times while in Peru this summer. But I am also very glad to be home. Going to Peru made me realize that I belong in Iowa now even though I grew up in Central and South America.

My youngest and I have the sniffles and scratchy throats. I suppose it will make its way through the family. ::)

Puppy update: He sleeps all night in his kennel, about nine hours, which is great. I have a friend that has to get up at 3am to take her puppy out to do his "duty." Glad Pooch can go all night without going out. However, house training has not gone as well. He goes as often in the house as out of the house. ::)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on September 15, 2006, 12:07:26 am

Are you training the puppy to go on some newspaper? Once he learns to go in one place....rather than all over the house....it will be much easier to then train him to go outdoors. I'm no expert on puppy training....never did it, but that's what I know some others have done.

Rose, YMCA stands for Young Men's Christian Association and YWCA is the women's equivalent. Y-Teens in a high-school offshoot. It's been around a long time. If you want to know more.....



Together, the nation's 2,617 YMCAs are the largest not-for-profit community service organization in America, working to meet the health and human service needs of 20.2 million men, women and children in 10,000 communities in the United States. YMCAs are at the heart of community life across the country: 42 million families and 72 million households are located within three miles of a YMCA.

YMCA stands for Young Men's Christian Association, but don't misinterpret this to mean that YMCAs are only for "young, Christian men." From its start more than 150 years ago, when George Williams founded the YMCA as a substitute Bible study and prayer for life on the streets, the YMCA was unusual because it crossed the rigid lines that separated all the different churches and social classes in England in those days. This openness was a trait that would lead YMCAs to recognize their strength is in the people they bring together -- Ys are for all people of all faiths, races, ages, abilities and incomes. YMCAs' financial assistance policies ensure that no one is turned away for reasons of inability to pay.

2005 U.S. Statistics


YMCAs 2,617
Members 20.2 million
Facility members 11.8 million
Program members 8.4 million
Under age 18 members 9.5 million
Over age 18 members 10.6 million
Male members 10.1 million
Female members 10.1 million

Volunteers lead YMCAs and are central to their mission, ensuring each Y meets the unique needs of its community.

Volunteers 561,909
Program 509,022
Board 51,987

Collaboration is critical to YMCAs' efforts to develop and implement effective community-based solutions.

1,712 Ys work with elementary schools.

1,406 Ys work with middle schools.

1,282 Ys work with high schools.

810 Ys work with homeschool programs.

1,282 Ys work with hospitals.

1,515 Ys work with churches.

519 Ys work with juvenile courts



WOW! Lots of illnesses hovering around this thread. Sorry to hear that.

*learns back away from monitor*





Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: frodomyhero on September 15, 2006, 06:53:30 am

Going to Peru made me realize that I belong in Iowa now even though I grew up in Central and South America.

Interesting that you say that Rose, for me. the ocean is where I belong and some day I will be there.... when I grew up, I lived on the water and even though the mountains are beautiful, the ocean will always be my "home"
Wow Yeux, thanks for all the info about the YMCA.
Lith, happy home coming to your daughter ! now she will get better and better!
Lila, I heard about that shooting on the news. It's really amazing isn't it. That happened in Canada right???????? I think it's that the world is so small now that we hear everything that's going on around it. So it SEEMS scarier but it isn't...... it's just reporting violence more than anything.

It's seems like I have just been working my rear end off. My schedule at work is very full this year. It makes the day go by quickly, though-
so Lovely Rita, it's going to go very quickly this year for you.
Well , gotta eat breakfast and go to soggy school. Happy Friday everyone!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 15, 2006, 07:50:47 am

FMH, I am the exact opposite. I live not far from the ocean and it IS beautiful, especially in winter, but my heart and home will always be in the mountains. Somehow, I know that is where I was meant to be. Every time I get to go there, my spirit is renewed and I always shed some tears when I have to leave.

I can't wait to finish these meds tonight. I'm spending all day feeling worn out and it is really impinging on my creativity. That's very frustrating because I still see the scenes so vividly in my head but I can't get them out. That's very frustrating.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Lila_ Loamsdown on September 15, 2006, 08:53:58 am

Good morning, ladies.

Rach, I am an ocean girl myself. It is in my blood ~ I was born in Newfoundland, Canada. Something inside of me sings happy songs when I am near the ocean! I hoep that you will be back to your creative self soon. Meds can really do a number on us, can't they?

Yeux, wow on the ymca front...good research. As for sicknesses, I'm pretty much always sick, but if it is any consolation, none of it is catching. ;D See? There is ALWAYS something to be grateful for! LOL

Rose, and everyone else, thanks for the welcome. I managed to get back on by re-registering under another name, so that I could get into the members list and find out what my name is. **rolling eyes** The problem is, when I first registered, I made a mistake and put a space in my name that I never remember to put in when I write my name - Lila_ Loamsdown (the space is after the underscore, before the Loamsdown.) Then, I tried to delete my second, third and fourth registrations(I had to do it 3 times because I kept messing it up) and I keep getting "user name does not exist". ??? Confusion!!! It's at times like these that one finds it helpful to focus on what one does do well, not on one's idocities. I think Confuscious said that. Heh.

Some young ladies from Dawson college came to my daughter's school yesterday, to see one of my daughter's teachers in class. Many of the kids from our school end up in Dawson. The girls talked to the teacher and the class about their experience. I am sure it helps them to talk about it, in a safe and familiar envirionment, and it helps our kids to connect and to have compassion for those who were affected.

Yesterday my husband went to a bakery about 30 minutes from us, and brought home the best chicken pie and bread EVAH! He insisted that I go there for lunch today, and even drew me a map. How sweet. A friend is coming over this am for coffee, maybe I can talk her into coming too.

Rose, I am sinking under the weight of my daughter's math homework - I can't imagine trying to teach it to her. Yikes! You are amazing!

Lith, I have been thinking about your daughter, and I hope that her recovery goes well. They never stop being our babies, do they?

Celebrian, I am sorry about the sick kiddos. :(

Gotta go shower and get ready for the day. Blessings. ;D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on September 15, 2006, 10:56:05 pm

Wow, Yeux! ::) Thanks for the great education on the YMCA. I have a new appreciation for the place that I spend many hours of my week.

I have enjoyed the ocean/mountain discussion. I love both very much...when in Peru I enjoyed the beautiful ocean (nealy every where I lived growing up we were within ten miles of the ocean) and the beautiful Andes Mountains. But, I have decided that my heart and home belong right here on the plains of Iowa. I didn't realize that until this summer. But now I have no doubt.

Hmmm....Celebrian hasn't been here at all today which is unusual so that concerns me. I hope her children aren't worse. :-\

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 15, 2006, 11:49:16 pm

Hi Rose - Thanks for missing me. I've meant to post here all day, but haven't gotten to it. OOPS! As I mentioned elsewhere - my son is still sick (fever won't break but hopefully tomorrow), but my daughters are fine. So far. I hope to catch up on everything over the weekend while hubby is out of town and we're stuck inside anyway, but I gotta get to bed now.

G'night everyone.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: frodomyhero on September 16, 2006, 08:03:16 am

Hi Celebrian!........ your son is still with a fever. That means he's fighting whatever it is inside of him (hope he wins!!) He'll need lots of liquids. GL
Yes Rose, I guess it took a trip and coming home for you to see how much you have the plains in your heart.
I don't want to sound morbid, and excuse me if I do , I don't mean offense, when I was young we sailed swimmed and lived on the water on Great South Bay Long Island. I was married on a tall ship and both my parents were buried at sea. So I have a lot binding me to the ocean. Both parents were sailors and my father started a whole fleet of sailing boats in the US called Signets. He was actually featured in an article in Yaughting Magazine. Well I didn't mean to go on but ..... that's why the ocean will always be home to me.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 16, 2006, 10:00:47 am

Interesting what you ay about your parents being connected to the sea, FMh. I have often wondered if my love of the mountains wasn't some kind of "race memory" since I am descended from noblemen from the Scottish Highlands. Perhaps there is something that stays in your blood.

Celebrian, I hope your son's fever breaks soon. This stuff can make you miserable, beleive me. I KNOW! LOL

Rose, it's wonderful that you realized you live where your heart is. You are very lucky in that. I've tried to "bloom where I'm planted" but it doesn't work for me.

I am having lunch with some RL friends today. I haven't seen them in at least six months, and I haven't had face time with any friends since FOFF so I'm very excited! We need to schedule these things more often....

I wish you all a glorious weekend!

Hugs,
Rach


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Lila_ Loamsdown on September 16, 2006, 06:09:06 pm

Enjoy your lunch, Rach! Here's wishing you a glorious week-end, too.

Celebrian, I hope that your son will be feeling better in no time...

We have 6 new members of the family now! One of my husband's customers (he's a carpenter) gave us a rooster and 5 hens. ;D I always wanted chickens! It was supposed to be a surprise for my daughter, and we kept it a secret until this aft, when Marc came home and announced in front of her that a friend was lending us a cage to transport the chickens with. The proverbial beans were spilled. When we got home from the customer's house with the chickens, I was exhausted, so I went to lie down, and it was so cool to wake up to the gentle sound of the hens. Now, I have heard that Mr. Rooster won't be so gentle tomorrow morning, but maybe it won't be too bad. Heh.

We named the rooster Aragorn. Ok. I named the rooster Aragorn. And 2 of the hens are Lucy and Susan, from the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
The rest of the hens' names are yet to be decided. Any suggestions?

Oh, and I rented Everything is Illuminated again. I love, love, love this movie! We have a running joke where I say to Marc or my daughter in a heavy Eastern European accent "Grandfather say...that is not possible." and we all crack up. I do the Eastern European thing well, but I have Russian blood running through my viens. :D

Anyway, gotta go check on the babies. Later, ladies.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 16, 2006, 06:36:40 pm

Neat about the chickens, Lila! My grandparents used to have chickens and I have gone out many mornings when I was a kid to collect the eggs. It's a wonderful experience for a modern child to have.

I had a WONDERFUL time with my friend, Mary Ann today. Told her ALL about FOFF which she thought was very cool. After lunch we went shopping and had SO MUCH FUN! I love shopping with someone else and never get the chance.

For those of you who don't do LJ, here's a link to the Elijah section of this afternoon's Child Star Confidential. It's not long so should even be a bad d/l for dialup.

http://www.cyberrach.net/csconew.wmv (http://www.cyberrach.net/csconew.wmv)

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 16, 2006, 08:14:35 pm

Only here for a moment, but I watched the clip. Thanks Rach! :D And, that was it??? They spent 20 seconds talking about Elijah? Did everyone else get such a brief synopsis too?

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 16, 2006, 09:19:31 pm

No, some people got long sections, Rodney Allen Rippy, Hallie Eisenberg and a couple others. Hey! Sean wasn't mentioned at all and he was most certainly a Famous Little Face!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on September 16, 2006, 09:26:22 pm

Hi everyone!

Rach, thanks so much for the clip. They certainly didn't devote much time to Elijah. I can't believe they didn't even include Sean. :-\ What is wrong with those people? ???
Sounds like you had a wonderful time with your friend today. It's so nice to have lunch with a friend. It's like a little oasis in your day. :)

Celebrian, I hope your son is better. How is the single parent weekend going?

Yesterday I spent a lot of time looking for pants for my son. I can't find any pants that will fit him! He's too tall and skinny, and he's into men's sizes now. I think I'm going to have to have some pants altered.
Last night we went out to see The Bel-Airs. I just love this band. It was a beautiful night, and they played at this club on the patio. Just a perfect night.
I spent a lot of time getting some stuff framed today. My sister drew a lovely picture of a Hobbit Hole for me, quite some time ago, and I just now got it framed. It's beautiful. I'll try to post a picture of it.


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 16, 2006, 09:39:08 pm

Rita, I have things that need to be framed, too. I'm waiting for the half price sale at Hobby Lobby.

As to your son's pants, I have the SAME PROBLEM with my son. My advice is to find a place that has a Tall line. Eddie Bauer comes to mind. That was the only way I could find pants for Jason. Even now that's the only place I can get things that really fit him.

The band sounds lovely! The BelAires sounds familiar....What did they do I should know?

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: candygirl75 on September 16, 2006, 09:42:15 pm

[color=Purple]Hello all

Just stopping by for a few moments. Hope your weekend is going well.

Cele-- I'm sorry to hear your son is still sick. I hope he feels better soon.

Rach--Thanks for the clip. WTF---20 seconds! NO SEAN!! WTF?????? >:(

Later all!!

Peace
Candy[/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 16, 2006, 10:32:58 pm

Wow! I've posted a couple of quick things, but I've still managed to get really behind on responding to posts. Quick update: As of 2:00 today my son's temp was normal without medication for the first time since Wed. He is still coughing, but he feels much better than he did.

Rose - I hope you and your daughter are done with those sniffles and scratchy throats by now . Glad the puppy lets you sleep even if he does have accidents in the house. (Is that improving?)

Interesting discussion of where we belong. It's interesting because I really like hills and mountains, but I like the lack of traffic and crime and such here on the plains, so I'm not quite sure where I most belong.

Lila - Congrats on the chickens. I hope the rooster is kind in the morning. ;)

Rach - Glad you had such a nice day with your friend. Sounds lovely. :D I, on the other hand, spent the whole day in the house with a sick (but improving) child. We might go shopping tomorrow, but I don't plan to do much else because I want him to have time to relax and recover before returning to school and a busy week on Monday. They didn't even mention Sean? What kind of show was this???

Rita - Single parenting is going OK so far. we haven't done much because my son was sick. And, the girls are still in their room chatting an hour after they should have been asleep, but that's not so unusual, so I'm letting it go for now. I've tried to get them to settle down a few times and sometimes my going in there just seems to make things worse. We have trouble getting pants for my son too. He's not that tall, but he is thin and most that are the right length are too wide. He likes the ones with elastic waists rather than zippers and snaps which is part of the problem. I think we might just need to get him a belt. Glad you had a good time last night and got stuff framed. I need to do that too. . .

Hi Candy and anyone else who is around. Sorry for anything I forgot to mention/respond to.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: frodomyhero on September 16, 2006, 10:57:13 pm

Lila, how cool about your newest members. Are they young or full grown chickens? I totally agree with you about EII. Great movie.
Rach, it is so specail going out with a friend and doing the things you don't normally get to do. Does a soul good.
Wow Lovely Rita, a great band and a fabulous night.......
Clebrian, it's so great that your son is feeling better, it seemed a long time he was with that fever.
Hi Candy and anyone else who has "popped " in.
We just got back from a fantastic afternoon. We went over to the other side of the Hudson River and took a boat ride up the Hudson.. came back had some ethnic food, Jamaican and Indian then settled into a great concert by the Wailers who sang Bob Marley's favorites. I sang right along and so did everyone else.... it was a blast....... speaking of blast right after the concert there were fireworks over the Hudson at night. Truly a great time had by all.
TTFN and have a great sunday everyone!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on September 16, 2006, 11:07:52 pm

Good evening everyone!

Frodomyhero, it sounds like the ocean is very much a part of you and will always be your home. :)

Rach, I know you have shared with me/us before how much the mountains mean to you. I wonder if things like that are in the "blood" so to speak. Soooo glad you had such a good time with your RL friend at lunch time today.

Love your rooster's name, Lila. Sorry it didn't remain a surprise. :) Suggestions for the other chickens...well, let's see...Rosie (Yes I am slighly biased) perhaps. Are these chickens for eating or for laying eggs. I can't imagine eating a Susan and a Lucy! :D

Rita, I have the same problem with my third son. These tall and skinny kids are hard to fit! That is great that you got your Hobbit Hole framed!

Celebrian, sounds like single parenting is going as well as can be expected. My girl's chat a lot after going to bed, too. My boys rarely do. Must be a girl thing. I usually just let it go, too. I figure it is their "bonding" time and they don't usually chat over half an hour. :)

Pooch is still having accidents in the house but less frequently, thankfully. My youngest and I still have minor colds. My second son has the sniffles, too, but I am not sure if that is allergies or a cold.

Well, I think I will log off now. Sundays come awfully early at our house!


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on September 16, 2006, 11:30:04 pm

Goodnight Rose. I hope everyone is feeling better at your house soon. :)

I've never really thought about where I belong. I like it here, because I grew up here, but I did really like living near the ocean. There's a peacefulness there, especially in North Carolina, that you don't find in other places. I've never lived in the mountains. I think if I didn't live here, I would live in NC, but I don't know whether I'd choose the ocean or the mountains.

Rach, I don't know if tall men's clothes would help. I can find the right length of pants, but they're way too wide for him. He'll have to wear a belt I guess, which he hates. Kid's clothes often have adjustable waistbands, but men's don't.

Sounds like you had a wonderful evening Frodomyhero. Fireworks over the Hudson, a great concert, ethnic food- it all sounds great. :)

I'm going to post in my LJ, and then go watch TV with my husband.
See you all tomorrow!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on September 16, 2006, 11:47:34 pm

Just wanted to pop in and say "Hi." I've read everything everyone's posted, but tonight I'm trying to get caught up at LJ. I have 60+ comment notices to reply to. :o

I hope everyone has a good Sunday. We plan to mow. :( The grass still hasn't slowed down.....it's growing as fast as it did in the spring.

A rooster named Aragorn....love it! ;D


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 17, 2006, 02:57:39 pm

This morning's update: My son is once again running a low-grade fever (99 or 100 point something), so it looks like he'll be home again tomorrow. Sigh. I hate him missing so much school this early in the year. Other than that single parenting is going fine and our weekend is quiet but OK. I haven't caught up on as much online as I had hoped, but there's still today/tonight and tomorrow before hubby returns.

FMH your day by the Hudson sounds lovely. :D

Rose - I think the girls played/talked for over an hour last night. ::) But, they seem Ok so far today. I'll try to get them down earlier tonight since tomorrow is a preschool day and I'm already dealing with separation issues, so I don't need tired too. :-\

Hi Rita. Nice to see you posting. We were in the mountain in western NC over the summer. It was pretty nice there. :) We also went to the ocean in SC, so we got a bit of each. . .

Hi Yeux. Pardon me for laughing, but the idea of big plans for a day being mowing is kind of amusing. Here it takes my hubby maybe an hour so we fit it in round whatever else, but I know it's a longer activitiy at your place. Our grass has been growing slowly most of the summer due to little rainfall, but it's actually picking up since we've gotten more rain lately.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: chuckie3d on September 17, 2006, 06:05:07 pm

I donít usually post here but I wanted to respond to Frodomyhero. You said you had a Blast, but don't you know youíre dating yourself? Thatís a phrase I still use and my children never fail to tell me ďmommy, no one says that anymore!Ē
                              
Rita, I have three boys, all tall, skinny and hard to fit. As was noted, Eddie Bauer will have his size and so will the JC Penny catalog as both carry the long inseams with the small waists but you might have to hem them yourself. Iíve spent too many wasted days looking for clothing and finally gave up and started ordering their things.

Just reading everyoneís account of mountains, ferry boating and the great outdoors made me feel envious. I grew up in upstate NY, near Syracuse and on weekends my family went camping, we did fishing on the river but now Iím in a city away from all that so all of you that are able to do these things should count yourself lucky.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: frodomyhero on September 17, 2006, 08:20:49 pm

[quote author=chuckie3d link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=765#msg1037732 date=1158530707]
I donít usually post here but I wanted to respond to Frodomyhero. You said you had a Blast, but don't you know youíre dating yourself? Thatís a phrase I still use and my children never fail to tell me ďmommy, no one says that anymore!Ē
Just reading everyoneís account of mountains, ferry boating and the great outdoors made me feel envious. I grew up in upstate NY, near Syracuse and on weekends my family went camping, we did fishing on the river but now Iím in a city away from all that so all of you that are able to do these things should count yourself lucky.
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I guess I am becoming (or am already) a relic..... and proud of it. Where is it that my kids can say they built a tree house or built a go cart or slept over night on the beach...... back when I was growing up..... we were outside and inventing new ways to play every day..... so yeah...... I'm a relic and proud of it.
You also said consider myself lucky. There isn't a day that goes by that I am so thankful for what I have in life....... thank you for expanding on that ... because we ALL need to realize how lucky we truly arre. Bless you and my hope for you is to get back up to upstate NY. :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 17, 2006, 09:20:37 pm

Then I guess I'm a relic, too, but oddly enough I don't feel like one. We played outside most of the day with only our imaginations and things we found lying around. We played house in little lean-tos we built in the woods with dead branches and drank out of creeks with no apparent harm to our health. We sat under the trees and made entire little towns with rocks and roads for my neighbor's little plastic cars to run on, and we were perfectly happy.

Celebrian, I'm sorry about your son. Do you think he could have a sinus infection like I did?

Rita, I love the mountains of NC but beachwise I've only been to Wilmington. I want to go to the Outer Banks soon.

FMH, it sounds like you had a wonderful time! I love boat rides. They're so relaxing!


Quote:
I can't imagine eating a Susan and a Lucy!


Neither can I! It would be almost as bad as eating a Frodo or a Sam! LOL

I wish I could stop coughing. Other than that, I'm feeling much better! I have more energy since I finished up the antibiotic.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 17, 2006, 09:31:46 pm

Rach - I've heard that many kids have had something that lasts for at least 4 days and maybe more like 5.5, so I'm not sure yet. If he is still sick tomorrow, I'll call the doctor.

I think I might be a bit younger than some here, but I still don't think having a blast is so out of date. ;D I guess that's why we are all on this thread. ;)

ETA: OK, I posted this over at the Weighty Issues thread, but I was looking at it more and literally laughing out loud, so I wanted to share the link here too.

1974 Weight Watchers Recipes (http://personalweb.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=personalweb&zu=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.poundy.com%2Fwwcards.html)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on September 17, 2006, 10:43:52 pm

Hi Chuckie! I still say "having a blast" too. I guess I'm a relic. ;D Thanks for the advice about the catalogs. I'll check them out. Good to see you posting here. You should join us more often!
My kid's lives seem so different from mine when I was a kid. I played outside almost all the time. My kids rarely play outside. They're much more interested in video games and computer programs.

Celebrian, I'm so sorry your son is still sick. Is he drinking fluids and keeping them down? If he is, then it's probably just a virus that's particularly stubborn. I hope he feels better soon.

Frodomyhero, I've been thinking about how lucky I am lately, reminding myself that I have so much to be thankful for. Life is good. :)

We had really bad thunderstorms this morning. They lasted on and off until about 2:00 PM. Every time I thought I could turn the computer on, I'd see more lightning. :P It rained a lot, very heavily. We have a few new leaks in our disastrous roof. I'm just about ready to take a bulldozer to this house!



Celebrian, I just went to that link. It's hilarious!


;D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Joanie on September 17, 2006, 11:00:40 pm

Hey there everyone! Another relic just checking in. ;) I've caught up reading here, but I apologize if I don't comment on everything.

Celebrian, sorry to hear your son's not feeling well. I hope he feels better real soon.

Rose, I also hope you and your daughter are feeling better.

Had a busy but nice weekend. The weather is cooperating here. Really beautiful. I hope this second week of school goes smoothly and isn't too hectic.

I hope everyone has a wonderful week! Ciao for now, bellas! :-* :-*


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 17, 2006, 11:09:45 pm

Rita - Glad you liked the link. ;D Sorry about the leaks and problems with the house. :'(

Hi Joanie - Glad you have nice weather. It just got cold here. the high tomorrow is supposed to be 45!!! :o This is much colder than normal for this time of year and I'm bummed. :-\

I forgot to mention earlier that the kids and I watched the first 2 episodes of Meerkat Manor today. Thanks Rach! :D My son and I really liked it. The girls seemed a little mixed about it. They seemed to want to watch Dora or Blue's Clues more, but they did sit and watch some of it and they liked the babies. I wonder if some of it was a little scary for them.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on September 17, 2006, 11:21:35 pm

45 degrees? In September? Eek! It was chilly here today, but very warm yesterday. The weather this weekend has been schizophrenic. ::) It's supposed to be in the 70's during the day next week. That will be nice. We still have our air conditioner on.

We've really enjoyed Meerkat Manor, but my kids have no interest in it. Celebrian, there are some very sad parts, one involving a baby meerkat. I don't know if your girls will want to watch that one.

Hi Joanie. Hope you have a good week.

I must get to bed now. I have about a million little things to do before I can actually get into bed, so I should probably start now. :P
Goodnight everyone.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 18, 2006, 11:50:51 am

The meerkat babies are JUST ADORABLE! I made a couple of user pics out of them because I just love them!

Well, I need a new washer so it's washer shopping, hopefully tonight, if Jim doesn't have to work. I am so sick of going to laundromat I don't know what to do! At least at home, I can do something else while they wash. It's out in the garage so I'm not particular about it looking fancy. I just need one that works correctly.

The dryer they say just needs work on the vent. Maybe Jim can do that while the old washer is out before we get the new one...I think it would be easier to get to.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: LillyAsh1717 on September 18, 2006, 12:48:45 pm

Hey everyone! Things have been crazy for me with school starting and recent developments. I remember mentioning that my daughter's father was offered a job in New York but he had turned it down. Well, they offered him more money. So, He's taking the job. He wants us all to move there. :) Looks like I'm moving to New York. I'm sure it will be a culture shock from living in Iowa. I'm excited! A little scared, but mostly excited. Hope you are all well and the sick ones get better soon.

Lilly

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 18, 2006, 01:22:19 pm

Goodness that will be quite a change! Where in NY are you going? If you go to a small town, it won't be such a culture shock.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: mumi on September 18, 2006, 04:36:01 pm

Hello ladies!

I hope all of you have had a good weeckend, mine had been nice. :D

Celebrian: I am sorry you son is not better jet, the is good is he drink.

Hugs to all of you :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Joanie on September 18, 2006, 04:53:59 pm

[quote author=LillyAsh1717 link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=765#msg1037856 date=1158598125]
Hey everyone! Things have been crazy for me with school starting and recent developments. I remember mentioning that my daughter's father was offered a job in New York but he had turned it down. Well, they offered him more money. So, He's taking the job. He wants us all to move there. :) Looks like I'm moving to New York. I'm sure it will be a culture shock from living in Iowa. I'm excited! A little scared, but mostly excited. Hope you are all well and the sick ones get better soon.
Lilly
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Lilly, so happy to hear you're coming my way. If you wish, drop me a line and let me know where you're headed, maybe I can give you some insight. :)

Hope everyone is doing well. I'll try to pop in tonight. :)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Lila_ Loamsdown on September 18, 2006, 05:02:09 pm

Hi ladies. Hey, how old does one have to be to be a relic? I am going to be 40 in October - just like Rose (am I telling secrets? ;D ). Does that count?

Oh Rose, they are laying hens, I'm sure...I mean, I think..um.."Marc? We aren't going to EAT the chickens, are we?" Teehee! We'bve built a makeshift pen beside the house, and they love it. We have an old outhouse that we are going to convert into a chicken house. And no, I cannot imagine eating Susan or Lucy.

Lilly, we live in Quebec, just a short way from the NY-Canadian border. Do you know where you are going? The part of NY near us is quite rural.

Story, I am also a fellow laundromat refugee. Marc's washer died just before I moved in. It was a little mini thing that was inside the house, but we've got the one I used to have before, and Marc needs to build a laundry room in the garage/shop, so until that is done, I'm either hand washing things, or heading to the laundromat. It was a novelty at furst, but has quickly lost it's shine. :)

Celebrian, I am sorry your little guy is still sick. I always used to agonise over whether or not to bring my daughter to the doctor. Something about the doctor's office triggered an instant healing. But then once, after a week of fever, a dr's visit and an almost recovery that slipped into more fever, I took her to the ER and she had pneumonia, an ear infection AND a throat infection. So then I jsut took her when I felt I needed to. But it is not easy.

I am sorry that I don't respond to everything here...I usually just have time to catch up reading and then leave a message myself. But I read everything. It is a beautful fall day here, warmer than usual, but I love it. My husband took the afternoon off, just because he wanted to spend some time with me. **swoon** It was so nice.

Oh, oh, oh, and I forgot to mention that yesterday, my pastor, who is leaving ( :'( :'( :'( :'( ) told us that he was leaving his library of books behind, and offered them to us. AWK! I am so blessed. I got so many books, many on sermon preparation and bible study, and others that I have been LONGING to read. I have reading material for a year, at least! He feels like he might be coming back, and so we plan on giving them back to him when he does. He has been so dear to us - I love these books, but I would give them all up and much more if he could stay.

Lila

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 18, 2006, 10:45:14 pm

Quick update: I took my son to the walk-in clinic today and he has an ear infection, which the doc assumed was secondary, which explains why the fever went away Sat and came back Sun. he wasn't sure what the cause of the cough was but gave him Zithromax which will knock out the ear infection and possibly the cough depending on the cause, so it will accomplish at least one goal and possibly kill two birds with one stone. His temp was up this afternoon, so he's home again tomorrow, but I really hope that he's ready to go back on Wed. I stopped by his classroom and picked up a few things for him to work on, so he doesn't get too far behind.

Rita - Thanks for the Meerkat Manor warning. Do you happen to know what episode that is? It was in the 40s and raining today. :-\ At least I didn't feel bad about driving the girls to and from preschool (I'd normally walk).

Rach - Good luck getting that new washer! :)

Lilly - Wow! That will be a big move and a big change. Good luck with it. I think it's wondeful that you won't have to be apart from your daughter for long periods this way. Where in NY will you be?

Mumi - Glad you had a nice weekend. And, my son seems to be drinking fairly well. He hasn't eaten nearly as much as normal, but that's not surprising.

Hi Joanie! :)

Hi Lila - Exciting about the books and how nice of your husband to come home early to spend time with you. :) And, I know what you mean about agonizing over whether or not to go to the doctor. Been there. Done that. ::)

Hi to anyone else who may be around. Hubby returns home in the next hour or so I think, so my online time will decrease again so we can spend some time together. This weekend did help me get caught up on some things, though which was sort of nice.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on September 18, 2006, 10:49:19 pm

Wow! Lots of comments since I was here last!

I am really sorry not to comment on everything but I am really tired and "out of it" tonight. I feel not just tired but "bone tired" so I will just comment on what I remember and what stood out to me.

Lilly, that is something about how you are moving to NY! It is a shame that you are only a couple hours away from me and we never met. I am sure it will be a huge adjustment but that is great that your daughter will still have both parents close by.

Rita, your thunderstorm must have come through here in the wee hours of Sunday morning. Most of our family was awake from 2:00 to 4:30. It was one of the loudest, longest thunderstorms I have ever heard.

Celebrian, glad your son is better. How is he tonight?

No much here...did I mention that I am really tired? ;D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 18, 2006, 10:58:24 pm

Rose - Sorry you are so exhausted and that most of you were up for a long time in the middle of the night.

My son said his ear was starting to hurt a bit before bed, so I gave him some ibuprofen as well as cough medicine since his cough has been worse when he lies down. But, his temp is coming down again 99-100 point something as opposed to over 101. I hope the antibiotic helps so that the fever breaks by tomorrow morning so I can send him to school on Wed. He seemed pretty tired today, so I really hope that he sleeps well tonight. I know the coughing disturbs his sleep and he hasn't slept during the day tht I know of.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on September 18, 2006, 11:02:44 pm

I hope the antibiotics do the trick for your son, Celebrian, and that he is able to go to school on Wed. I am sorry about his cough. I know how rough that can be on both Mom and the child. Hopefully he will get a good night's sleep. Keep us posted.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 18, 2006, 11:23:45 pm

Thanks Rose. I've mostly slept OK, although I heard him get up at 4 last night to go to the bathroom and got up to see how he was doing. I'm feeling tired now.

Just checked and hubby's flight landed a little while ago. If he gets a cab wuickly he'll be home soon, so I'm heading off for the night. See you all tomorrow. :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: LillyAsh1717 on September 18, 2006, 11:54:06 pm

Hey everyone! I have until January here in Iowa. We are moving to Binghamton NY.
My daughter just got over being sick as well. Seems everyone is getting sick these days. All that change over weather. We are worried because my daughter isn't taking the news about us moving well. Both of our families are here. She is used to all her cousins and grandma and grandpa being around all the time. She says she doesn't want to leave her friends and her houses. :'( Poor baby.
Rose maybe we can still have a day we could meet before I'm gone. Ya never know.
I hope you get your rest Celebrian. Sounds like you need it.
Joanie- I would love to explore New York with you. ;) All insight welcome. Thanx!
Hello Storyteller! I hear the town is the size of Cedar Rapids or Des Moines. I hope we are doing the right thing. My daughter is just so happy here with her school and her dance studio. Sometimes you have to take a blind leap.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on September 19, 2006, 12:59:09 am

WOW! As Rose said, a lot of comments since I was last here.

Lilly, good luck with the move. When is it happening? Binghamton is nice. I think you'll like it there.

I've read everything, but can't possibly comment on all of it. I'm trying to get caught up on emails and clean out my mailbox because I'm going to be away for three days and won't have Internet access. Blahhhh! I'll probably come home to 200 emails! I have to go to a tax collectors convention, but fortunately, it's a fun time.

See y'all in a few days.



Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Plutonic on September 19, 2006, 05:31:34 am

Chow-ling, Happy (belated) Birthday! I love nukeís photo of you wielding the dreaded Spatula! ;D

Lila, Hi Ė nice to meet you! :) Iím sure your daughter will settle down in school before long Ė itís quite a transition, isnít it, especially when you factor in hormone changes etc (Iím assuming middle school starts at the age of 11 or 12 in the US??).

Storyteller, I hate shopping for trousers (pants) Ė nothing ever seems to fit right, itís either too tight or too big! Why do they assume that women increase size in increments of two inches? ::)

Frodomyhero, Celebrianís Elijah/Dr Seuss parody is on her lj.

Lith, continued *healing vibes* for your daughter.

Thatís unfortunately as far as I got with responses at the weekend, before I got another migraine. :( Now my holiday is over and Iím back at work and so far behind with everything you wouldnít believe! :o Iíve started another IT course as well, but wasnít able to do the homework for that at the weekend, so heaven only knows when Iíll slot that in! Aaarrrgghh!! :( If someone could slot an extra 3 hours into each day (without me feeling tired), Iíd be very grateful!!

I did have a wonderful evening last night, though, because I went to see one of my favourite bands, Breed 77, at Rock City in Nottingham Ė thatís where I met Elijah and gave him the Breed 77 CD. I wasnít able to have an ĎI met Elijah on this spotí reminisce ;D, though, because the band were playing in the basement, whereas I met Elijah upstairs in the main room. It was a fantastic evening though! I was so petrified Iíd get another migraine (they tend to come in batches) and miss it, but luckily all was OK. *phew*

Anyway, Iíve got to go to work now and donít have any time to read the thread and respond Ė sorry! :( So *healing vibes* to any who need them. Iíll catch up when I can!!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 19, 2006, 08:36:03 am

Good morning! I won't be here long because I have promised myself I'm going to catch up today, and hopefully write some as well.

I was taping that Wildlife thing that might have Elijah, so I need to go check that, too. It just finished.

Plutonic, I know what you mean about the time thing. *sigh* I just can't seem to keep up any more and I don't even work outside my home! Yet, there isn't a thing I can give up.

Part of this is because I need clothes and have to do a lot of shopping, but that isn't all of it. In a way, I like having fewer clothes. It's like a burden being shifted off. I can see what's in my closet, now that I'm down to bare essentials. I still have to make a list of what I still need. Jim's taking me to Columbia the first of October to try and get more of what I need.

Celebrian, I hope your son is feeling better today. It took a couple of days before my antibiotics kicked in, but being a child, his may be faster.

Rose, I hope your family has gotten some rest.

Yeux, have a great time at your convention. We'll miss you... :'(

* waves to everyone else!

I had better go. I have plans to catch up today and i'd better get busy.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: deenan on September 19, 2006, 08:37:31 am

*pops head in .... waves .... dashes out* ;D


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nuke33 on September 19, 2006, 04:00:47 pm

Hi everyone. Was that Deenan that just ran by ???

Hope you all are doing well. Celebrian and Lith, I hope your kids are feeling better. I wish them a speedy recovery.

Rose-get some rest dear! You're working way to hard. Have a cup of tea and watch something mindless on TV. Always works for me :)

Lilly-I see you're moving to my neck of the woods! What a big change for you and your daughter. I've been around that area. It's about four hours from where I live. It's quite lovely. Here is a website of the city: http://www.cityofbinghamton.com/

I'll be in the city tomorrow with my mom to see Bodies:The Exhibition. It's an artistic display of preserved human bodies. It's very popular here in NY. Maybe not everyone's cup of tea, but my mom and I both work in the medical field so we're into it ;D
I hear Elijah is floating around the city, so maybe I'll get lucky.

:-*to everyone. I'll try to be back online later.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Lila_ Loamsdown on September 19, 2006, 05:57:23 pm

Hi Pletonic, nice to meet you, too. Yes, middle school starts at 12, altho' we are in Canada. The middle school program just started up a few years ago at our local high school, a real blessing in my opinion. Little miss is up in her room for a timeout as she just had a melt-down when I suggested she get started on her homework. ::) Oh, Lord give me strength!

Nuke, I absolutely LOVE your siggy. Lovely.

Rach, I read in your lj that you got caught up a bit today - congrats! ;D I know that it is hard, and being at home doesn't always give us more time. You sound so organized, though. Wow.

If anyone is interested, I posted a bit in my lj about something funny that happened yesterday, involving an outhouse and our clothesline. I'm still giggling about it. Here's the link:

http://lila-loamsdown.livejournal.com/

I also posted my wedding poem in the poetry thread.

I think I am coming down with something - I have been having pain in my chest, but I've also been coughing, so I'm pretty sure that it isn't heart or cyst related (for those who don't know me, I have CAD and a huge cyst in my left lung). My left ear is aching, too. I got stocked up on cough syrup and vicks, just in case.

So. Much. Fun.

Heh.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 19, 2006, 06:18:59 pm

EEK! I haven't posted here yet today and I don't have a lot of time now. I got involved in doing something on a bit of a lark and ran out of time for other things. Oh, well. That happens. I suspect that I won't be online long if at all this evening. I have a meeting from 6:30-8 and since I didn't spend a lot of time with hubby last night (we talked a bit but I was beat, so crashed not too long after he got home), we're planning to spend time together tonight.

Lilly - Sorry your daughter is upset about the move. But, at least you have some time to get her used to the idea. I went to college in Ithaca which is not too far from Binghamton. It's nice up there. I think you'll like it. :)

Have a good trip Yeux! :)

Plutonic - Sorry about the migraines and stress at work. yay about the show!

Rach - Good luck with the shopping and keeping up on everything else. I seem to be failing at the moment. . .

*waves to Deenan's back as she disappears*

Nuke - Are there two Bodies exhibitions? There is one like that at the MN Science Museum and hubby wants to go the morning after we see the LOTR Symphony when we'll be in town there. Let me know how it is.

Lila - Read your LJ entry. ;D Not your typical day, huh? I hope that you feel better soon.

And, now maybe I should think a bit more about dinner and household stuff. . .

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on September 19, 2006, 10:14:50 pm

Lilly, I am sorry your daughter doesn't like the idea of moving. But kids are pretty resiliant and, chances are, within six months of living in NY she will think of it as home. I moved 23 times growing up and I ended up liking nearly every place and it didn't ruin my life. :)

Yeux, have a good conference!

Plutonic, sorry about your migraine and being behind on your homework. :-\

Rach, did you manage to catch up with everything?

Was that Deenan that dashed through? She was so fast, I couldn't tell for sure. ;D

Nuke, that sounds like a very interesting exhibit. Not sure if I would go or not, if it was in my neck of the woods. I would probably lean towards going if I could go with someone. I would be very interested in your observations and comments about it.

Lila, so sorry about your health issues and that you aren't feeling well. Also sorry about the trouble with Sweetpea. I can easily picture my eight year old with the same attitude at her age. I think she will be my one to make the teen years a challenge. So far, my only actual teenager (Elfstone from the Road, as you probably remember) hasn't given us any trouble at all. I am slowly making my way through LJ land so I am sure I will read your entry at some point. :)

Celebrian, hope your meeting goes well and that you have a nice time with your hubby. Is your son well enough to go to school tomorrow?

We had a pretty typical day. School is going well this year. The most exciting thing is that my LD son is having a really good year. For the first time ever, he does not have to sound out every single word any more (only about half of them). We are both thrilled about this. He is doing great in math, right at grade level.




Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on September 19, 2006, 10:36:30 pm

Wow! So much to catch up on. I went to bed early last night, didn't get online. I'm tired tonight though. My bed is calling me. :P

Lilly, that's great about your move. I'm sorry your daughter isn't looking forward to it. But Rose is right, kids are resiliant. She'll make new friends, and feel at home in no time.

Rose, that's great that your son is doing so well. It's always so wonderful when they make those big steps!

Lila, hope you feel better soon. :)

Nuke, that exhibit souds interesting. We once saw an exhibit with preserved human specimens that had been sectioned. I can't remember where we saw it though. It was fascinating.

Celebrian, I hope your son is feeling better soon. Sounds like he caught a bad one! It's a good thing your daughter's didn't get it. I can't remember which Meerkat Manor had the saddest part. I'll try to check soon, or ask my husband if he can remember.

Rach, I need to catch up on so many things. Hope you were successful.

Some weeks it seems I'm so on top of things, I'm all prepared, ready to go, nothing throws me off. Other weeks.... well, it just doesn't work. This is one of those "doesn't work" weeks. Forgetting things, running late to work, being really tired, grumpy, that's been this week. :P

I'm heading for bed. Goodnight everyone!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 20, 2006, 08:33:17 am

"Rita! Oh, REEE-TAAA" * in her best bed voice.... ;D

Rita, yes, I did get caught up on some things yesterday and feel a bit better for it. The weirdest part is that the stress must be what gives me writers' block. When I feel on top of things, I feel so much more creative. Maybe I feel guilty using time to create when I know I SHOULD be doing things for my family. I hope you are feeling on top of things again soon.

Rose, that's SO GREAT about your son! Some of these things DO go away with time, as they mature and develop coping skills. It may be that he is going to exceed your expectations. I hope so.

Lila, what Rita said. LOL

Nuke, that DOES sound interesting. I'm not sure I could go to it, but I'd love to hear about it, when you return.

Celebrian, that part in Meerkat Manor, I would have let my kids watch it. It isn't...over done, if you know what I mean. The filmmakers wanted to make it as family friendly as possible, which is why I think Sean is doing it. Actors LOVE to do things they can show to their own kids and that isn't always the case. I think it's something you have to judge on a kid-to-kid basis. It isn't gory or anything. It might have bothered Jason at five, but I kind of doubt it. Laura was never afraid of or upset by ANYTHING. LOL

I think I'm going to walk to the park this morning. I haven't had a chance to do that this week. Then I have to work on the checkbook (still putting that off) and do some cooking, make out a grocery list for tomorrow, and work on my clothing list. I also have a couple of stories to rewrite. Oh, and a pair of new slacks to hem.

If I am going to accomplish all that, I'd better fly! Happy Wednesday to one and all! Have a party!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 20, 2006, 01:26:03 pm

Oooooo! Rach - Pretty new siggie! :D Glad you've gotten caught up on some stuff. I should be doing some committee stuff right now, but as you can tell, I'm not. ::) Soon, though because it's going to be another busy evening with swimming lessons for the kids, a delivery of groceries (we ordered them online from one of the local supermarkets because we couldn't figure out when we'd be able to shop - one of those weeks ::) we've only done this a couple of times before and only when we had a coupon to cover the delivery fee, but it's nice to have the options at times like these), and another meeting for me. On the plus side, hubby is going to meet us at swimming so I can get home for the beginning of the 2-hour block when the groceries might arrive, so I'll actually have more time to eat than I thought I would coming home after swimming lessons are over. And, the oter good thing today is that my son is at school for the first time since last Wed. I hope he's not too exhausted, but it was time to get back.

Oh, and Rach - Thanks for the MM info. Maybe I won't worry too much about it. The girls take things pretty well usually and now that I know I can be prepared to talk about it with them if it turns out to be upsetting.

Rita - Sorry you're having a bad week. I know what you mean about being on top of things some weeks and not others. Are you PMSing? That's a common trigger for my bad weeks. . . And, the thing with my son I think was that he had a virus and got rid of that Sat afternoon (when the fever broke) and then the ear infection was secondary and caused the fever starting Sunday. So, it was a combination, not just a single virus that took so long to get over. Then, after the antibiotic last night his stomach was upset. Sigh. they said to try on an empty stomach, but tonight we'll give him a little something to eat with it and hope that helps.

Rose - I am so glad to hear that school is going well and that your LD son is making such great progress. That's fantastic news! :)

OK. I have to get a couple of other things done and then make sure to get back to preschool ontime/early for pickup. One of my daughters is still having a tough time when I leave (she cries and grabs my shirt and all), but I've heard that it only lasts a moment and then she does just fine. We talked about it and she said she wasn't going to cry today, but I guess that was too hard for right now so it was another tough goodbye. :-\

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: frodomyhero on September 20, 2006, 09:51:36 pm

Hi....... I have to say I read everything, .......... can't comment.
Am sick with an outrageous head cold which is in my ears and as Rose knows......the equilibrium is so out of whack. I feel like I'm falling to the right all the time.
Will try to come back when I can read and not feel so out of it.
Best of wishes to everyone who is sick or coming down with stuff and children too!!
TTFN :-\

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on September 20, 2006, 10:42:22 pm

As you'll see, there IS a computer guests can use at this hotel after all. And it's wireless. I don't know how I'll ever be able to adjust to dial-up again. I can't get over how fast photos open and moving from page to page or site to site is instantaneous....literally!

I've been looking a movie trailers, videos....everything I can think of that's next to impossible to look at with dial-up. I have to figure out a way to convince hubby that we need this!!!


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on September 20, 2006, 11:06:04 pm

[color=Green]Yeux, so you will not be participating in your convention activities?? you will just be surfing the net at the hotel? :o
we can all sign a petition here that you need high-speed internet and send it to your spouse. then i am sure he will get right on that. ;D

frodomyhero, your cold sound awful. i hope you feel better soon. :-[

Celebrian, i had to laugh at your comment about having groceries delivered and therefore you having more time to eat. ;) ;D FOFF memories. it sounds like you are extremely busy with swimming lessons and committee, etc.

Wow Lilly, you are moving to NY? that's a major move. but you have till January to get all packed and everything.

Rach, i hope you got everything on your Wednesday list done. :)[/color]


Quote:
This is one of those "doesn't work" weeks.

Rita, yup! that sums up the week for me, too. ::)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Joanie on September 20, 2006, 11:35:47 pm

Hi there everyone! I hope all those who are under the weather recover as soon as possible. :-* :-*

chow-ling, it seems the "doesn't work" week is contagious. >:(

Yeux, great to see you here! Have fun with the high-speed internet. ;D How's things going at the convention?

Lily, so you're moving to Binghampton. That's a pretty nice town, though I've only seen it from a car driving to Canada. That's quite a bit north from me, but at least we'll be in the same state. :) Good luck with the move. I'm sure your daughter will be able to make the adjustment.

Have a great Thursday everyone! Ciao bellas........ :-* :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on September 20, 2006, 11:38:28 pm

Rita, so sorry that you are having a "doesn't work" week. :-\ I hope it improves as the week goes on.

Rach, did you get to take your walk in the park? That sounds lovely. I wish we lived within walking distance of a park. I would probably take my kids every day in the summer time.

Celebrian, so sorry your one daughter is having such a tough time with leaving you when you take her to preschool. I am sure that is hard on you, too. :-\ Hopefully she will adjust soon.

Frodomyhero, sooo sorry that you aren't feeling well tonight. Yes, I well remember how I felt when I had the vertigo for those four months. I will never forget it. It was an awful feeling. There is nothing like it.

Yeux, I like Chowling's idea about the petition. Would your hubby go for that? Seriously, we have to think of a way to convince him that it is vital.

Chowling, as I already mentioned in your LJ, I am sorry you are having a rough week, too. :-\

Hubby has been back to UPS for two days now. The adjustment back has gone much more smoothly than I anticipated. His arm has not bothered him at all and he remembers the umpteen zip codes he has to know. I miss having him around in the day time (school has taken us until 4Pm the last two days. I have to figure out a better system.) but it is good that we will have that income again.

Edit: Hi Joanie. :D We have a knack for posting at the same time. ;)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on September 20, 2006, 11:42:24 pm

[quote author=chow-ling link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=795#msg1038332 date=1158807964]
[color=Green]Yeux, so you will not be participating in your convention activities?? you will just be surfing the net at the hotel? :o

we can all sign a petition here that you need high-speed internet and send it to your spouse. then i am sure he will get right on that. ;D[/color]
[/quote]
Hubby wouldn't dare disagree with The Order of the Bloody Spatula. Maybe a petition is the way to go. ::)

No, I'm not only surfing at the hotel....but I sure am whenever I can squeeze it in. ;D I'll be signing off soon....want to see Joan Jett on Jay Leno.


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on September 20, 2006, 11:45:38 pm

[color=Green]Rose, I'm glad your husband's arm is doing well and he is back at work. hopefully you can find a way for school not being so long.

Joanie, yes, it seems the "doesn't work" week is contagious - being that it now has spread to the East Coast. think they will make shots against that? it could be an epidemic like the flu. ;)

Yeux, and then after Leno, you will be back at the computer? :P ;D[/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 21, 2006, 07:57:08 am

Celebrian thanks for the compliment on the siggie. I felt I needed a new one. Every once in while, you just feel the need to change, ya know? I hope your daughter is doing better soon. She's adjust, given a bit of time. My children were such diametric opposites on that score! Laura would shove me out the door when I took her to MMO, so fast that it was a bit insulting. LOL Jason clung, but only a few days. He soon adjusted.

FHM, I know about those colds! Take care of yourself, rest and drink lots of fluids.

Chowling, I'll sign the petition. We don't want Yeux going to imaginary coventions just to use the computer now, can we? LOL I did get everything on my list done, so today will be only its normal level of busy. LOl

Yeux, every time I hear of Joan Jett, I remember my buddy Frank going to the beach to see her. All the way home he kept leaning out the car windows yelling, "We saw Joan Jett! We saw Joan Jett!" lol

Rose, yes, I took my walk. It's just a little neighborhood park but it has a walking track, a play ground, a baseball field and tennis courts as well as picnic tables and even a small shelter. It's really rather nice for as small as it is and being in a neighborhood we don't get vagrants or troublemakers there. Just peace and quiet.
Glad things are going so well for your hubby at UPS!

Today is grocery and shopping day. We need to see about a washer this weekend, so I plan to go out to the mall after groceries.
I made a list of the clothes I HAVE to have last night, which will help me shop with focus and get more done, hopefully. Not sure I won't get distracted, though....

I guess I should go eat. Have a great day, my dear friends!

Hugs,
Rach





Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Lila_ Loamsdown on September 21, 2006, 10:09:05 am

Good morning, ladies. I am so sorry for those who are going through a rough time, due to illness and busy schedules and hormones and having to leave little ones at places they don't want to be but HAVE to be, etc...I've had many "ugh" weeks, and they can feel like an eternity, can't they? Rose! You had vertigo for 4 months?! Yikes, girl, how did you not go absolutely MAD? FMH, we'll pray for a speedy recovery.

I am having a pretty good week. I am feeling better than I have in months (the "coming down with something" thing seems to be stuck...it isn't getting any worse, and frankly, a cold would be a welcome relief from what my silly body has been doing to me lately!! But NOT having a cold would be even better!!! LOL ). I am also able to be more productive this week. We have made some decisions that have brought a great measure of peace to our family, and we are all enjoying it. Marc says he feels like himself again, and I know what he means. Somehow, in the past year, we lost ourselves...but we're back. ;D

It is cool and sunny here in Quebec this morning. I had to start a fire to chase out the cold. I did a few chores in the house, paid a few bills..tonight we are going to help our pastor pack for his move. **sigh**

Rach, Marc is getting the washer installed this week-end, too. Halleluia! We will have our foster kids with us this week-end as well. They are ages 5 and 6. We have them one week-end a month. They are wonderful kids, and my daughter is so helpful. It's a real treat for her (and us), having them here.

So..anyone have any special plans for the week-end, other than laundry, kids and chickens? ;D ::)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 21, 2006, 02:01:42 pm

None here, Lila. Just the washer.

I have been a bad wife today. I bought a suede jacket.

I've always wanted one. My mother had one when I was a little girl and I always loved just touching it. As a grownup, however, I've always felt I couldn't afford it, or that I was too fat to wear one.

I found this one at Pennys. It isn't an expensive one. I'll wait for that until I finish losing, but I had "chocolate brown jacket" on my clothes list and this one is PERFECT. It fits like it was MADE for me and goes with everything I have except the little bit of black and if I found the right top, it could go with that.

It was on sale. It fit me perfectly. It goes with everything I own, practically. It was burdened with stupid plastic buttons which I can change easily. It was meant to be, right? I HAD to buy it, didn't I????

I will love it and care for it. I will give it a warm place to sleep. I'll keep it dry. I'll be a good suede mommy, I promise.

If Jim lets me keep it....

If he throws me out of the house, will one of you take me in? LOL

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 21, 2006, 05:20:53 pm

Rach - Of course you had to have that jacket. And, if Jim were to throw you out, you are more than welcome to come here. As long as you don't mind a mess. ::) ;) Or, you could just get that place you were talking about in The Shire, and I'll come to you. ;D Sounds like a nice walk yesterday. Part of my walk today ended up being a jog since I left late to pick up the girls from preschool. On the plus side, my knees and ankle were fine, so that was good and it was only a few blocks and then I just walked fast.

Lila - My weekend plans include the kids and maybe laundry. No chickens, though (except maybe to eat, I suppose). ;) Enjoy your time with the foster kids. :D

Chow-ling - Please don't send that "doesn't work week" bug here. :o That's one thing I don't need. I already have a kitchen that you'd probably take one look at and run away screaming, so I don't need any more troubles. ;) And LOL about the time to eat. I had a pretty normal dinner, my problem was that with all the activities I would have been home for only 15 minutes if I didn't leave early and I still don't know when we would have fit in shopping.

Yeux - Glad you have unexpected internet access. :D Fun! And, I'm ready to sign that petition too. ;D

Rose - So glad that hubby's arm is feeling fine after being back at work. That's great news. What a relief it must be for you to have things back to normal (if rather busy). And, my daughter did better at preschool dropoff today. She teared up a little, but no screaming and when I turned around, I saw that she had already headed away from me to a table to play a game with her sister and one of the teachers. :D

Hi Joanie! :)

FMH - I hope you are feeling better today. Sorry you felt lousy yesterday.

Tonight is my book discussion group, so I don't expect to be online much again. I think next week should be a bit less hectic, but I'm a little afraid to look at the calendar. ;D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on September 21, 2006, 09:50:44 pm

Hi everyone! Whew! My "doesn't work" week is over. Well, my work week is at least. I have a lot to accomplish tomorrow.

Sounds like Yeux is having fun with the high-speed internet! Her hubby may have to go and drag her away from that computer kicking and screaming when the convention is over. ;D

Celebrian, I would love to buy groceries online. I don't think any of the stores here do that. And we live about 15 miles out of town, so the delivery fee would probably be high. It would be great to have my groceries delivered to my door. That's good that your daughter is doing better with the preschool drop off.

Frodomyhero, I hope you feel better soon. Rest as much as you can. :-*

Rose, I'm so glad your husband's transition back to work is going well. That's great news. :)

Rach, your jacket sounds nice. Of course you need it. 8) I used to have a tan suede jacket. It got worn out and I got tired of paying to get it cleaned. I just bought a "chocolate brown jacket" a few days ago, but it is cotton. Sort of looks like a jean jacket. Good luck with your shopping!

We will probably have a quiet weekend here. There is a pumpkin festival going on at a little store out in the country on Sat. We will probably go, but I don't imagine there will be much there, because the place is so tiny! I want to see if they have any fresh local apples.

We have had a group of 8 turkeys living in our yard this week! They're usually on the road, but this week they've been up in our front yard just hanging around. They've also been in our stream, which we can see from the family room windows.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on September 21, 2006, 10:29:53 pm

Rach, glad you got to go for a walk in your little park. It sounds really nice. And, I know we have talked about it by email but congratulations again on your lovely suede jacket!

Lila, glad you are feeling better than you have in months. That is great news!

Celebrian, so glad you daughter did better when you dropped her off at preschool. Hope you enjoyed your book discussion (I assume that by the time you read this, it will be over).

Rita, hope you enjoy your quiet weekend. That is funny about the turkeys inviting themselves into your front yard. Will any of them be Thanksgiving dinner. :D

Pretty quiet weekend at our house, for a change. I think the only thing we have going on is soccer and even that might be canceled if the forcast proves to be accurate (it is supposed to rain all weekend).

If I am online tomorrow night, it will only be for a few minutes. I have decided that if I am ever going to see the 20+ moves/taped TVshows that I want to see, I am going to have to give up the Internet one night a week to do it. Friday nights made the most sense since I can sleep in the next morning. Rach has sent me The Low Life and all the Jeremiah episodes from the Season Sean is in. Plus, I someone gave me the Titanic and I have a few other movie that I have never seen...some that were given to me last Christmas!!

I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on September 21, 2006, 10:34:43 pm

Hey Rose, that's a good idea to catch up on your movies. I find that I don't watch movies much any more, because I'm always on the internet! Enjoy!
No, the turkeys are too skinny for Thanksgiving dinner. I think we've gotten used to the plump farm-raised turkeys they sell at the grocery store. I bet these turkeys in our yard would taste pretty gamey. Plus, we couldn't kill Fred, or Bill, or George. Just kidding, we haven't named them. ;D


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 21, 2006, 10:48:42 pm

I'm going to head to bed in a moment, but I thought I'd pop in and say goodnight.

Rita - Glad the worst of your week is over. Interesting about your visitors. :) And, I think we'll be having a quiet weekend too. We're all pretty tired after all we've been doing and there's stuff to do around the house. We do have a picnic with hubby's department on Sunday afternoon and a soccer game Sat morning if it is not cancelled, but that's all I know of. We don't usually do the grocery delivery, but it is nice to have the option at times. ;D Thanks about my daughter. Now, she's saying she doesn't want to go on the field trip to the fire station in a couple of weeks that the teachers mentioned today. ::)

Rose - Thanks! And, yes, I had a very nice time at my discussion. We all really liked the book we read and there were lots of interesting things to discuss about it (it was historical fiction about Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn and others from that time, including Anne's sister Mary). Enjoy your movie night! :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on September 21, 2006, 10:56:07 pm

Kind of glad to hear your new "pets" won't be Thanksgiving dinner, Rita. LOL! ;)

Celebrian, glad your book club went well. Historical fiction books are some of my favorites.


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: jubeth on September 22, 2006, 03:51:05 am

Hello, I am very nervous about posting in this thread as you all seem like such a well established group. Anyway I am Jubeth, real name Julie, I am 32, single and live in the UK. It is nice to see that there are people nearer my own age and older on here. Bye.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 22, 2006, 09:49:26 am

Welcome Jubeth! :D It's always nice to have some new people posting on this thread. Feel free to jump right in any time and soon you'll feel more like part of the group. There is a very friendly group of women who frequent here. I think you'll enjoy it. :)

Rose - The book we discussed was The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory and it was very good. But, long. Like 661 pages. It's a quick read, though. ;)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 22, 2006, 10:00:38 am

Hi, jubeth and welcome! Don't be nervous about posting here. All of us were new at one time or another! LOL

Let's see, I'm Rach, a stay-at-home empty-nester. I have two grown up kids, Laura and Jason. I write gen fanfic but I used to be a professional writer, then a computer consultant/techie. I play with graphics and photography but our Deenan is truly gifted and an expert to boot! I'm merely a photographic hack.

I am mainly a Sean fan, but they put up with me quite well here. LOL I've been studying the work of Tolkien since I was twelve and right now i'm into shopping. LOL I collect Tolkien reference books, computers, and pictures of Sean. LOL

Is there anything i missed, ladies?

I hope I haven't scared you! Again, welcome aboard.

Celebrian, I'm glad your daught did a bit better. Maybe she'll rethink the field trip before the time actually arrives... We have a couple of book clubs here and I keep meaning to join one, but I hate to be told a book to read. I really should join. It would introduce me to people who share my interests at least.

Rita, we rented a cabin once that was supposed to sport wild turkeys but we never saw any. There are supposed to be LOTS of them in SC. I'm glad your week is over. Surely next week will be better!

Lila, glad you're feeling well. That is always a plus! LOL

I'm really tempted to go look for brown shoes that I can wear with my new jacket, but I shouldn't. STOP ME BEFORE I SHOP AGAIN!!!!!!


Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: mumi on September 22, 2006, 10:09:52 am

Hello ladies!

Welcome Jubeth, nice to see you here there are very nice people here you will enjoy it. :D

Celebrian:the is a big book you have read there.

I will tell you goods news for my family my daughter and son in law
they have living whit us now they have a flat from 1 October.YES.

Hi,Rose and Rita.
hugs :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: jubeth on September 22, 2006, 10:11:24 am

Hi Rach, thanks for the welcome. I love Sean too, which is why I use a Sam avatar. Samwise Gamgee is my favourite character in both the books and movies. Sean's interpretation of Samwise is brilliant.

I am a big fan of fan fic although I read slash rather than gen :P
I also occasionally try to write slash fan fic but my efforts are few and far between.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 22, 2006, 10:20:24 am

LOL I know. Most people prefer slash, which is why I have to try harder! LOL

Sean isn't just brilliant in LOTR. He's brilliant in EVERYTHING he does! You might want to visit the Sean thread for some further discussion. Did you see him in Jeremiah?

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on September 22, 2006, 10:25:49 am

Hi jubeth! Welcome! I was nervous about jumping into this thread way back when, but it's a fun place, and the women here are very friendly.

I'm a 44 year old crazy Elijah fan. ;D I'm married, have 2 kids, and work as a speech teacher at my kid's school. I'm in the U.S., in Missouri.

Rach, I know what you mean about shopping. Once I get started buying clothes, it's hard to stop. I had planned to be really good this year, and not buy much for fall, but I've found several cute things (I also needed new shoes for work, must have comfortable shoes for work :))

I have so much to do today, and I'm on the internet. :P After this not so fun week I've had, I need some time to sit around and drink coffee, and do what I want.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: jubeth on September 22, 2006, 11:27:41 am

Due to certain 'issues' I don't go out to the shops but I have a terrible on line shopping habit, I buy loads of CD's, and DVD's on Amazon.co.uk and once I start putting things in my 'basket' I just can't stop clicking, on line shopping is scarily easy and you don't notice how much you are spending.

I haven't seen Jeremiah, I'll have to go and see if i can find a copy on Amazon and continue with my on line shopping addiction. :)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 22, 2006, 11:35:55 am

The season with Sean, season two, isn't out on dvd, unfortunately. If I see it up for d/l, I'll let you know.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: jubeth on September 22, 2006, 11:52:28 am

Thanks, I get so much stuff from it being downloadable it's really useful for American TV programmes that I wouldn't get to see otherwise.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on September 22, 2006, 03:28:27 pm

Welcome, Jubeth! I think you will find that the women on this thread are some of the nicest, friendliest women on the face of the earth. We are all blessed to have found each other. I had the pleasure of meeting seven of them in August and they are as nice in person as they are here. By the way, I am another Sean fan...not quite as devoted as Rach, but quite loyal none-the-less. ;) Otherwise...to sum up who I am....I am a homeschooling mother of five children (ages 14 down to 5) and happily married to the love of my life. I live in Iowa, USA.

Thanks for the name of the book, Celebrian. I might see if I can find it next time we are at the library.

Rach, maybe you will find some great brown shoes on sale. You do have a knack for a good bargain!

Rita, it sounds like you need some time to just relax for awhile, after your rough week. Try not to feel guilty. :-*

The reason I am here in the middle of a school afternoon is because 1) Fridays are always shorter...we only do what is required by law on that day and 2) two of my children are with my husband at the vet with Pooch (check up and shots). I figured that was a bit educational and could count as a mini-field trip. :)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 22, 2006, 04:37:21 pm

Rach - I hope my daughter changes her mind about the field trip. I'm not going to worry about it yet, though. And, it might be worth trying a book discussion group. I'd never done it until I went to this group at the local library and found I really enjoy it. And, I've read a whole bunch of books that I would never have thought to read and liked most of them quite a lot. I haven't disliked any, although I like some more than others. Good luck with those shoes. :)

Mumis - It was a long book, but it went quickly. Glad your daughter anad SIL will have their own place very soon! :)

Rita - I hope you had some relaxation time today. I should probably be doing other things too, and yet, here I am. ::)

Jubeth - I guess I should have told you a little about myself earlier when I said hi. I am a stay-at-home mom to three kids, a son and twin daughters. We are pretty busy with school, preschool and activities these days. Plus, I serve on several committees and am currently president of one of them which is keeping me busy.

Rose - Which kids got to go on the field trip? And, I agree with every word you said about the women on this thread. :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on September 22, 2006, 11:08:35 pm

Hi ladies!

I got most of my errands finished today. This weekend I'm going to work on clearing a shelf off my bookshelf in my bedroom. I'm going to make a FOFF shelf, with all the wonderful things I got from FOFF. I'm also going to hang my new pictures that I got framed last week, and take photos of them so you all can see them. At least, that is my plan. :P

And I thought I had a bad week. I went to the post office today. The PO parking lot is very small. The lady that was leaving as I came in backed into the blue metal mailbox, tore it out of it's concrete setting, and broke both the back legs of the mailbox! Her car wasn't damaged, but she was completely freaked out. Now that's a bad day!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nuke33 on September 22, 2006, 11:21:21 pm

Sorry I haven't been around much. Just been busy. I've been here in spirit though :)

FMH-I hope you are feeling better :( Please keep us informed and feel free to come and complain all you want :)

Yeux-enjoy your convention. Glad you're keeping in touch while you're away.

Rose-Happy to hear that your husband made a smooth transition back to work and that his arm is healing nicely.

Rach-Ooooo, a suede coat! How nice. Enjoy it, and don't feel the least bit guilty about it. You deserve it, woman!

chowling-I know your week has been :-\ :P. I hope your next week is more like ;D 8)

jubeth-welcome to the forum! It's nice to have new people around here and our Sean fans will love to have a new comrade!

*waves to Rita and Celebrian*


My mother and I had a great day in the city and really enjoyed our visit to the Bodies exhibition. It's really incredible. It's very graphic though and not for the squeamish. It reminded me a bit of the autopsies I had to attend in college. Every body part you can imagine, up close and personal. After about 10 minutes there, my fascination bypassed my nausea, and I found it truly amazing. We also had a perfectly lovely day walking around the NY city waterfront (I heard also that Elijah was spotted right around that same area on the same day, which really irks me).

I traded in my old VHS copy of Huck Finn for a DVD one. One of my favorite Elijah 'kid' movies. I watched it with the commentary from the director, Stephen Sommers(he did The Mummy also). He had a lot of very complimentary things to say about Elijah and obviously enjoyed working with him. A 'not to be missed' for my fellow Elijah fans :)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on September 22, 2006, 11:29:45 pm

Hi Nuke! Glad to see you here.

That bodies exhibit sounds very interesting. I'm not squeamish about stuff like that. I find it fascinating.
Too bad you didn't see Elijah. That would have been amazing!
I haven't listened to the commentary on Huck Finn. Next time I watch it, I'll remember to do that.

I'm going to log off and finish reading a book that's due at the library soon. It's called The Innkeeper's Song, by Peter S. Beagle. It's a very strange, but entertaining book.

Goodnight all.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 23, 2006, 01:31:43 pm

Hi Rita - Good for you finishing lots of errands! :) Good luck with setting up your pics and FoFF shelf. Did you finish your book?

Hi Nuke - *waves* Glad you enjoyed the exhibit. I might be seeing it in a few weeks too. We'll see. Sorry you missed Elijah in NY.

Last night hubby and I watched some Meerkat Manor while folding laundry (well I did most of it but he did fold the towels). I think I saw what you were talking about with the baby, Rita. I think my kids can probably handle that bit, but they haven't seen it yet. Soccer games were cancelled today because of all the rain, so hubby and son are off getting haircuts and other than that we expect a pretty quiet day around here. The house could use some time spent cleaning. . . ::)

I owe a few of you emails and I hope to answer those today or tonight too. We'll see if I can manage it.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: frodomyhero on September 23, 2006, 07:12:55 pm

Hi all
Lovely Rita, how did you like the "Innkeeper's Daughter?" I heard it was great. Have you read "the last unicorn?"or "tamsin?" by him?
Nuke, the show you went to sounds really cool. There was a similar exhibition with all sorts of cadavers in it a few months back that I never got to see.
Yeah Celebrian, tonight I watch hockey and do laundry too. Isn't TV a great way to fold laundry to?
Yesterday I saw Flipper for the first time and it was really depressing what happens to Flipper, I didn't expect it to be like that at all. Elijah had some "Frodo" looks in that ..... I just couldn't help but notice.... oh well .... sometimes I really scare myself how obsessive I am about Frodo... please forgive me..( Goes and looks at more Frodo photos....)
;)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 23, 2006, 09:20:47 pm

Wait! FMH. Is there a problem with being obsessed with Frodo??? :o SOmeone really ought to have told me that sooner. ;D Sorry you found Flipper depressing. I still haven't seen that one. And, I agree, we might as well be watching TV or something while folding laundry since it is pretty dull with nothing else going on.

Not sure how long I'll stay online tonight - I should be sorting fall/winter hand-me-down clothes for the girls because it is getting to be about time for the seasonal swap - so I'll say goodnight now in case I don't get back. :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 23, 2006, 09:42:27 pm

Flipper was interesting. Elijah was very good but it wasn't as good as some of his other kid movies. That's one I taped off tv.

Ok, a very creepy door opening sound just came from the dark kitchen and no one is in there....Think I'll go into the back with Jim now.

Good night!

Hugs,
Rach


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: frodomyhero on September 23, 2006, 10:57:06 pm

I wanted to ask anyone if they remember the site frodoandsam.net about 3 years ago. It was a site I went to and a women Celeste was the moderator. She has disappeared along with the site and we would email quite a lot. I miss her and wondered if anyone knew her email. It you know who it is please pm me. I'm so anxious to speak with her. We never connected to go to the Gathering of the first Fellowship on 03 at Toronto
thanks

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: chuckie3d on September 24, 2006, 09:09:36 am

Jubeth: I understand how you feel because I donít usually post here either but people have been very kind. I probably committed a huge No-no because I never formally introduced myself. Iím married, have three boys, the two youngest are in college and the Baby is almost 18!    

Itís interesting to read about everyoneís life, family, children etc.. which has probably been posted before but Iíve never seen all of it so it is nice to see.

Rach I know what you mean about shopping. For the last two years or so I didnít buy a lot of new things but now I am sort of making up for it; I lost weight and actually dropped a size so things donít fit well. Last season, I ordered a teal green, form-fitting leather jacket from a catalog that caters to young women so I know the style is probably too young for me but I love it. So be happy with your suede jacket and find those shoes to match.
                           
Speaking of obsessed, Iíve always been obsessed with LOTR and Frodo and Sam. After the first movie, I read the books repeatedly for three years and waited breathlessly for the DVDís to come out; my family got used to it. My interest in Sean and Elijah arose from the movies and commentaries.
                     

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 24, 2006, 07:50:28 pm

I remember frodoandsam.net. I LOVED that site and got a lot of my video collection there. She had EVERYTHING the boys did back then. The site was taken down and all the videos sent to a different site. I'll tell you the name of the site if I can remember it.... I hate not having a brain....
Chuckie, I don't think it;s very easy to dress too young these days. People seem to wear everything!
I finally found some cute brown shoes today at the beach. I'll post a pic when I have time.

If LOTR obession is a fault then I'm guilty! Lock me up! Preferably with Sam...
I didn't say that...I didn't say that....I didn't say that....

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Joanie on September 24, 2006, 08:44:24 pm

Hello everybody! Just checking in to say hi. It's been a crazy weekend with chores and helping my daughter with projects, etc. School has returned in full force! :o

I hope everyone had a good weekend and that you all have a great week. "One day at a time" has become the motto around my house lately, otherwise, I'd go nuts. ;D

Nuke, glad you enjoyed the exhibit. I heard about it from a co-worker. She enjoyed it very much. I don't think I can stomach something like that, though. :P

Jubeth, my apologies for not welcoming you earlier. Welcome to this thread. It's a great group of ladies here. I'm sure you will enjoy it. :)

Ciao for now bellas! :-* :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: jubeth on September 24, 2006, 09:36:25 pm

Thanks for the various welcomes. :)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: candygirl75 on September 24, 2006, 10:06:27 pm

Alright ladies--I actually had to go back a few pages and take notes on what everyone has been up to. I've been exhausted at night when I usually play catch up on the internet so it's been a few days since I've posted. Let's see:

CELEBRIAN-You know, my son had a very hard time at preschool. They would have to pry him out of my arms at times. He's in 1st grade now and I still had an issue on the first day. My dad was a fireman and my son was always there when he was a toddler but when he was supposed to go with preschool-he didnt want to go! Go figure.

JUBETH- Welcome to you. I also am hesitant to post but....the ladies on this thread are wonderful. I am 31 and married to my high school sweetheart, work part time as a Physical Therapist Assistant and have a 6 year old son. My passion and my dream is screenwriting. I'm about half done with my current one. Nice to have you here!

FMH- WHAT? Who here is Frodo obsessed? LOL

NUKE 33- Ah yes, Bodies!! We are members of our Science and Industry museum here in Chicago and we were able to see Bodies at a special engagement. As a student in college, I had to dissect cadavers and this exhibit had me mesmerized. The whole preservation process is amazing.

I went to see KT Tunstall on Friday night, she was amazing to see live. I was excited during the day Friday because (some of you I'm sure knew this already) I found out ELF will be here in Chicago next year. Since I had to miss it this summer it was great info. I've been exploring the idea of attending SXSW for the film and music portion. We shall see!!

Hi Joanie, Lovely Rita, Yeux, Chowling, Rach, Rose, Deenan and everyone else I forgot! ***Waves***

Peace

Candy

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on September 24, 2006, 10:10:31 pm

Hey Joanie. "One day at a time" is a great motto. When I get really stressed, I just stop and think "okay, what needs to be done right now, do that, and then start a list of everything else". My son has several projects going on at school that he needs a lot of guidance with. Hope you have a good week.

Rach, yay! for finding those brown shoes. I bought some Clarks for work about a month ago. I just wore them last week (time to put the sandals away), and they are so comfortable and cute.

Frodomyhero, I remember that site. She had a lot of great videos on there. But I don't know what happened to it.

My kitten has fallen asleep in the trash can! There was just a little bit of paper trash in there. She crawled in and fell asleep. So cute!

Tomorrow I go to my yearly professional training. I have to drive about an hour to a town nearby. I'm really looking forward to it. A day of work without kids! I love the kids I work with, but sometimes it's nice to dress up a bit and talk with other adults about education.

Hi Candy. I sent you a PM. You just answered one of my questions. Do you think we could get together? ELF in Chicago next year? WOW!


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 24, 2006, 10:57:48 pm

I was hoping to catch up on this thread tonight and I have read everything, but I 'm not sure I can comment on everything. We had hubby's department picnic this evening which was nice. :)

Rach - Sorry about the creepy incident last night. And, you did too say that! ;D

FMH - I vaguely remember that site, but I have no info about it.

Chuckie - it wasn't a huge no-no to pop in and not tell about yourself. I don't think I did when I first posted on the earlier version of this thread. it is nice to hear about your family and I'm glad you've started posting here. :)

Hi Joanie - Good motto. One day at a time. that's about all I can handle these days too. . . ;)

Candy - What does Anam Cara mean? Interesting about the issues with your son. I hope my daughter will be over the separation thing soon and that she will be more excited about the fire house trip. I might see if I can go along on that, but I worry that staying at preschool one day may in some ways make it worse when she has to go without me again.

Rita - Cute about your kitten. :D Enjoy your day tomorrow. Sounds like a good work day.

I finished going through the 3 very large bags of clothes for the girls and got some of it washed today. I'll need to wash the rest and then probably next weekend will be the big reorganization of the drawers taking out the stuff that is too small (or will be by next year when it gets warm again) and trying to fit this all in. ::) Not my favorite task, but it has to be done twice a year (at least).

Those of you who read my LJ know this, but I received my tickets in the mail yesterday for the LOTR symphony in 3 weeks. :D I'm excited. it will be a very busy weekend, but should be fun and hubby and I get to go away just the two of us for a night which is very rare.

Goodnight all. :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on September 24, 2006, 11:14:53 pm

Celebrian, I hate that job of changing clothes over too. I did that some last weekend, but still need to do more. My kids still want to wear their shorts to school, but it's getting too cool in the mornings.
Congrats on getting your LOTR symphony tickets. That will be so great to see!

I'm heading for bed now. Goodnight everyone.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: candygirl75 on September 24, 2006, 11:20:53 pm

[color=Purple]Hi again

Cele-ANAM CARA means "Soul Mate" in Gaelic. I have always been such a believer in this theory.

The main reason I didnt go to ELF was because my son was having such severe seperation anxiety issues. He actually gets physically ill at times.

Candy[/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 25, 2006, 08:43:06 am

Anam, my son had seperation issues too, but my daughter never had one!

Rita and Celebrian, I hate the "clothes conversion thing", too but this year won't be as bad since I have so little left to get out. LOL I used to have six storage bins of winter clothes. Now I have ONE, and it is mostly pjs. They'll be big but they are pjs so does it matter?

Celebrian, no, I didn't say that. You are hallucinating. SNORK )Ok...maybe I'm hallucinating...)

Rita, I had never heard of Clarks until this weekend. The Bostonians at that the beach are now Clarks-Bostonians. I got my shoes at Naturalizer. They are good shoes that should last as long as I want to wear them. LOL I'll post a pic when I get time. I prefer round toed shoes because I think they make my feet look smaller, but they have to be certain height heel or they irritate my foot injury. I hope you professional training went well.

*waves to and hugs everyone else. Unfortunately, I'd better run. I have to call the plumber (thrill....) and get some dusting and vacuuming done. I'm also going to do some yoga. Note to all of us who are menopausal or will be: I just read that yoga breathing reduces hot flashes by aprx 40%.

EDit: Here are the shoes I just bought.
[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v65/Storyteller/General/shoes.jpg[/IMG]


Hugs,
Rach




Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 25, 2006, 04:53:21 pm

Rita - I'm not done with the clothing swap yet, but progress is being made. And, that's good since I noticed the pants the girls are wearing today are a bit short. ;)

Thanks Candy. Sorry about your son's separation anxiety issues. My daughter did OK again today. She looked sad when I left, but didn't cry or cling, so this is big progress. I think she did make herself physically ill - threw up once and a really runny nose another day - with stress, but I hope we're done with that now.

Rach - Nice shoes! :) Why do you need to call the plumber? Nothing serious I hope.

While the girls were at preschool today, I went to school to help my son's teacher, which meant copying, sorting and making packets and such, but she really appreciated it, so that was good. While in the workroom, I also got to chat with his teacher from last year and another teacher that I thought he might have this year, but doesn't, so that was nice. It did make for a busy day though with walking here and there and being home for only 10 or 20 minutes in between.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 25, 2006, 07:30:43 pm

The plumber had to clean out the drain from the washer because it was overflowing. He had to climb up on the roof to do it, which I had never though of...

It's funny how life reminds you that the things your mom taught you are true. I was chatting with the plumber before he started and mentioned that I had been a compputer consultant (hardly an appropriate term) he asked if I would look at his laptop that was running slow. I told him I would while he worked. Well, I took off some unneeded software, but mainy I defragged his hard drive which was almost 40% fragmented. ACK! Just doing that sped it up immensely. He was so grateful that he didn't charge me for over and hour of work!

I didn't know he would do that, but it just goes to show that what goes around does, indeed, come around.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: frodomyhero on September 25, 2006, 09:01:12 pm

Hi Everyone! Hope you are all having a great monday and good weeks.
Rach, that's such a cool story about the plumber being so happy you helped his computer. Love your shoes.
Celebrian, you certain are going all over the place with school and all.Take it easy ok?
Candy, it is so great that you stayed with your son. sounds like it was a godd decision you made about not going to ELF. I'm sure he's happy you are happy that you stayed home with him.
Jubeth, nice to "meet" you . Hope you enjoy yourself here. This is one of the nicese bundh of people on this site. You'll find that out.
Hi Joanie, hope you are taking care of yourslef. (HUGS TO YOU)
Hugs to everyone else. Hope you all have a healthy and happy week!
Thanks to everyone who remembered. frodoandsam.net...... I'm afraid it's dissapeared into cyberspace. I sure wish I could see Celeste..If anyone hears from her tell her I said Hey!



Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on September 25, 2006, 09:39:54 pm

[color=Green]wow, so much to read.

hi frodomyhero, Anam Cara.

Rach, that is a great plumber story. gald you could help each other out. ;) ;D cute shoes!

[quote] Lock me up! Preferably with Sam...
I didn't say that...I didn't say that....I didn't say that....[/quote]

yup, you did. we all heard it! :P

Celebrian, when you go see the LOTR symphony, go ask them why they cancelled Seattle. ::) i still never found out.

everyone is changing out their clothes? am i supposed to do that? i only have rain clothes. applies all year. ;)

Rita, good thing you didn't throw out the trash without looking. silly kitten!

gorgeous, gorgeous day here. Indian Summer, i guess. :) i should do something in the garden. but it's too late. i hope this sticks around for the weekend for that purpose. [/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 25, 2006, 09:52:57 pm

Rach - Glad things worked out so nicely with the plumber. And, very nice of you to help him out with his computer. :)

FMH - Thanks for your concern. I am pretty busy these days, but not so crazed that it's unhealthy I don't think.

Hi Chow-ling. I'll see if I can find someone to ask, but somehow I don't think they'd know. ;)

I'm hoping to get to bed early tonight. So if I disappear, that's probably why.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on September 25, 2006, 11:35:39 pm

OH MY! I have three pages to catch up on. I must get here more often. Please forgive me in advance if I don't comment on everything.

Celebrian, it was my girls that went on the vet "field trip." :) The idea of sitting in a waiting room for any length of time does not appeal to any of the men of this family. :D Glad you were able to help out your son's teacher a bit. I am sure she did really appreciate it.

Nuke, glad you enjoyed the Bodies exhibit.

Candy, three of my five children had separation issues at one time or another...my oldest daughter especially. They are all past it now...well they don't like to be away from me but they can handle it. Hopefully your son will be past it, too, some time. I think some children just need more "security" (in other words, Mom) than others.

Rach, the shoes are beautiful!

Rita, how did the training day go? I am sure it is very nice to mingle with adults every now and then...one of the reasons (among many) that I enjoyed FOFF so much.

Hi to everyone else. I won't even try to say all the names because I know I will forget someone. My brain shut down for the day about an hour ago. I know I missed a lot...please forgive me and love me anyway. :) I will try to do better next time.




Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 26, 2006, 08:42:34 am

Greetings to all you lovely ladies!

Rose, I know what you mean about mingling with adults. I remember when my kids were little and I went for days not speaking to another adult, other than Jim. One NEEDS some grownup conversation now and then. The internet helps me so much with that now.

Celebrian, I used to do those things for Laura's teachers when she was in first and second grade. People laughed at me because I spent my Mother's Morning Out days at the school, but it was worth it to get to know the teachers she had.

Chow Ling, congrats on the indian Summer. We haven't gotten out of regular summer yet. LOL I wanted to tell you that I thought of you at the shoe store the other day. While i was shopping, I was chatting with the sales ladies and we were talking about the super pointy shoes that are in, the really LONG ones. I know they are supposed to make you look taller, but they make my feet look HUGE and I hate them. The ladies said the only people they had found that liked them were the Europeans. It made me think of you, because while you have been here a long time, you have retained a lovely European air about you.

I have to take a walk sometime today, but the morning is a bit cool.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: jubeth on September 26, 2006, 01:21:40 pm

It is good that this thread exists because I belong to an Orlando forum and honestly the people on there sometimes make me feel like I am more like 132 rather than 32!!

I like chatting with people of all ages and there does seem to be more of a mix here.


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 26, 2006, 01:40:00 pm

I think that after you reach adulthood, the age thing ceases to be such an issue. I have friends of all age groups.

Whenever I meet someone new, the first thing my hubby does it ask me how old they are. Most of the time, I don't even know! LOL

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Joanie on September 26, 2006, 01:41:35 pm

Hey, Jubeth, that's what we're here for. ;)

Rach, those are really nice shoes!! I hope everyone is doing well. Can't comment on everything.....sorry. Just saying hello. I hope you're all having a good day.

Maybe I'll be able to be on line tonight. Ciao for now, bellas. :-* :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: frodomyhero on September 26, 2006, 05:34:35 pm

I find this whole forum wonderful because I get to interract with people of all ages. It is so heatening to know that people want to share their points of view.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Lila_ Loamsdown on September 26, 2006, 08:15:02 pm

Hi everyone! Hi Jubeth, I am Lila, I'm going to be 40 in a few weeks, I have one 12 yr old daughter and I am a stay-at-home mom. I fell in love with LOTR and all things related just before ROTK came out in theatres, and have been hooked ever since. Elijah holds a special place in my heart. This is an awesome site, with very special ladies, and I just know you'll fit right in.

Rach, nice shoes! I'm not into the pointy toed ones ether, my feet are too big and too wide, I am a size 10 wide or 11 reg, so shoes are not easy to find. I'm almost 6 ft tall, though, and my mom used to tell me that if my feet were any smaller, I'd topple over. ;D


Celebrian, I used to help at my daughter's school, too. I actually ended up working with the k/1/2 classes, even after she left, because the teacher and I got on so well. I spent one year cataloging books in the library, too. I loved it. I got to know all my daughter's teachers and support staff, and many of the kids used to come running when they saw me, which was such a blessing, especially the kids that needed extra attention.

I missed a few days, and now there are so many posts, I can't possibly comment on it all! But I have read it all. :)

I had a great week-end. I saw my family doc on friday and he put me on a new med that is working wonders for me. I feel better than I have in years! I have been able to catch up on so much work around here, and have also been able to take a 2km walk every night (our laneway is 1 km long, so I go there and back again...heh.).

The weather has been odd, fierce storms and then sunny and cool. My favorite time to walk is dusk, just as the sun is setting. Our lane is bordered by cornfields, and the air is usually still at that time of day, save for the odd rustling of the cornstalks. Our sweet dear old deaf dog, Annie, leaps and dances ahead of me as if I have given her the greatest of honors by asking her to come with me.

Today my daughter came with me and we talked about her new friends, and her struggles with some of them and how important it is to be graceful and kind. My husband spent the day building a window for the new hen house and nests for the girls. I sat in the hen house (I don't know why I do this....I just like to watch them, they are so funny) and watched one hen trying to lay an egg in her little cubby nest, and now I have a whole new appreciation for my egg salad sandwiches. :D

It feels so good to feel good. Oh, and I got a really nice email from my dad, after he read my outhouse story on my lj. My dad and I have a very strained relationship. He completely disowned me when I became a christian years ago, and begrudgingly allowed me back into his life when my daughter was 2, but we have nothing in common...except now we have chickens in common because he grew up on a farm and he has a friend who has chickens, and so he wrote me a hilarious email filled with advice on how to keep the dearlings in one piece, well fed, happy and laying. I laughed out loud. ;D

I hope everyone is having a great night. Hey, has anyone ever heard of house flies biting? They keep landing on me tonight (the house is full, the beasts) and they are BITING me. Nastiness.

Blessings.

Lila

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: jubeth on September 26, 2006, 08:21:09 pm

Hi Lila, nice to 'meet' you.

I noted what you said in your message about you and your Father, I am not going to say anything as to your situation as obviously its none of my business but I can empathasize with you as I haven't spoken to my father since December 1995, so nearly 11 years.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on September 26, 2006, 09:46:21 pm

Hi everyone! Not sure I can comment on everybody's post. I've read everything, though.

Lila and jubeth, I'm so sorry you've had a difficult time with your fathers. Family relationships can be so difficult sometimes. I've been lucky to have a good relationship with my Dad.

Rach, I love those shoes. I don't usually wear heels any more, but I love the rounded toe. Those pointy toe shoes kill me. My feet are wide, and I need lots of room in my shoes. Those look comfy.

This is a nice forum for people of all ages. Elijah (and Sean!) attract such nice fans, especially us more mature ladies. :D :)

My training was good yesterday, but not as good as the one I went to last year. I felt like she was telling me a lot of stuff I already knew.
We're having standardized testing at school this week, so my work schedule is very different. I'm helping two special ed kids with their test. It's nice to do something different now and then. :)

I hope everyone is well. I'm heading to bed early tonight.
Goodnight!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on September 26, 2006, 10:12:19 pm

I just changed my LOTR calender (that Yeux gave me for Christmas) over to October. I got tired of looking at Legolas and wanted to look at Sam. There is a sweet, wonderfu picture of him on the October page (which seems rather appropriate for my birthday month! ;D) and I wanted it on that page. :D

Jubeth, I know what you mean. I felt that way, too, when I first joined the Internet...so much older than everyone. I am so blessed to have found this thread and all these other....ahem....slightly middle aged women. ;D

Frodomyhero, I agree, this whole forum has really nice people on it. As Rita said, Elijah and Sean attract nice people for fans.

Lila, that is sad that your Dad disowned you because of your faith. :-\ I am glad you now have chickens in common :D. Glad you and your daughter had a "heart to heart" talk today. Those are important.

Jubeth (again), I am really sorry about the strained relationship between you and your Dad, too. :(

Rita, glad your training day went well but sorry it didn't go as well as last year. It is hard to sit through seminars when you know most of what they are talking about. I go to a homeschool conference each June and the longer I homeschool, the less interesting I find the speakers to be and I think it is because, after nine years of HS, I know much of what they are talking about. Oh, I keep forgetting to tell you, Rita, the spatula you gave me at FOFF is now hanging on my bedroom wall. It is far to special to actually use for cooking. ;)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 26, 2006, 11:19:21 pm

As others have said, I read through everything, but can't comment on it all. I'm tired and off to bed because tomorrow will be a busy day and hubby is busy with work stuff in the evening, so I'm on my own even for dinner and bedtime. Had a meeting tonight that went OK (although not quite as great as I might have liked), so I haven't had as much time here or in the house as I could have used. ::)

I think for tonight, I'll just say sorry to those who have strained relationships with their fathers. I am fortunate to have a very good relationship with my dad.

It's nice that others have gotten to help out in their kids' schools too. Rose didn't mention it, but I suppose she "helps out" in her kids' school too. ;D

Can I brag here for a moment? If not, skip this next bit. ;)
My son took a computerized reading test at school yesterday. His teacher told me that he did very well. Then, she added that he got the highest score she'd ever seen. I don't know whether she meant the highest score in his grade or the highest score period and there are kids 2 grades ahead of him in the school. It honestly could be either because I know last year he scored about average for a child 4 years ahead of his actual grade. And, this is especially impressive because it is a test of English reading skills and sine he is in a Spanish Immersion program, he didn't start any English reading instruction until last year (20 minutes a day) and then a bit more this year so far (and he missed nearly a week of school already when he was sick). He is a voracious reader as I've probably mentioned before.[/brag]

And, now to sleep so I can face tomorrow. Good night everyone! :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on September 26, 2006, 11:36:17 pm

Brag all you want to, Celebrian! That is what we are here for...to be happy for each other and to share heartaches with each other. That is great about your son! I can see why you are so pleased. Congratulations to him and to his Mom! :D

Sorry your meeting didn't go as well as you would have liked. :-\

Yes, I "help out" in my kid's school on a daily basis. You might say that I am very involved. ;D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Plutonic on September 27, 2006, 08:38:55 am

Hi all, just wanted to drop in and say hello. I've not had time to read the thread, though, so I hope everyone's OK! I think I forgot, whilst I was on holiday, just how little free time I have when I'm working. :( I do intend to catch up here at some point, though!!
Posting from work, so got to go now! :(
Love to all
Diane xx

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 27, 2006, 01:27:59 pm

Hi all!
Celebrian, you just brag away! We all do it and you have the right to it!

Could someone do me a favor and post int he Sean thread? I have something to post that deserves it's own ...post... but I was the lst one to...post (ok this is getting ridiculous...)

Thank you very very much!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: jubeth on September 27, 2006, 01:36:42 pm

I don't know if you have seen it but I posted something in the Sean thread. ;)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 27, 2006, 01:51:12 pm

I did and I posted one of my things. Thank you SO MUCH jubeth!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 27, 2006, 01:51:43 pm

Thanks Rose and Rach! :D I'm glad you didn't mind my brag.

And, Rose, thanks for the support about the meeting. It wasn't awful, but some frustrations were discussed in a fairly negative way and I hope that didn't scare some of the first timers off. (I think describing you as a very involved parent education-wise could be considered accurate. ;D)

Hi Plutonic and Jubeth. :D Gotta go. My time while the girls are at preschool is so limited and I have to get a few things done. . .

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on September 27, 2006, 09:53:45 pm

[color=Green]Rach, just fyi, i don't own any pointy shoes. ;D if i did, i would probably trip and fall on my head. and after this weekend, when i nearly killed myself falling on my head, i try to avoid anything aiding me in my clumpsiness.

Rose, i can't blame you for switching your calendar to Oct. if i had to look at Legolas for a prolonged time, i would, too. ;)

Plutonic, where did you go for your holiday?

Rita, it's annoying when you have to attend some work training/event/thing and there is nothing new. it's definitely more exciting when they tell you something you haven't heard before and that's useful.

Celebrian, your son probably got that "smartness" for you?!? :D

hi Lila, jubeth. :) [/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: jubeth on September 27, 2006, 10:13:27 pm

My feet are far too wide for pointy shoes :D

I tend to always wear trainers, I have the black converse one's exactly like Elijah's, I got so excited when I found out that we wore the same shoes!!! That is pretty sad of me I know. ::)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 27, 2006, 10:22:57 pm

It's ok, jubeth. I'd get excited if I found out that Sean and I wore the same shoes, for a couple of reasons. LOL

Chow Ling, I'm glad you don't like the pointy shoes, and for the same reason I detest them. I can't wear a shoe even a size longer than I need. I fall over the ends.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 27, 2006, 10:23:00 pm

I can't wear pointy shoes either. My feet are too wide and I am too clumsy and really it just wouldn't be a good thing. ;D I'm pretty much a sneaker person.

Chow-ling - Thanks! :D Although I have to say that if I had to make a comparison, I would tend to say that hubby is smarter than I am. But, it's a nice thought that my son might have gotten that from me. ;D

I'm really tired. I was thinking of going to sleep. But, hubby took my son to a talk this evening and said he'd be home about half an hour ago and they are not, so I'm finding it hard to actually think of going to bed until they get here.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on September 27, 2006, 10:52:35 pm

Diane, glad you popped in. I can't imagine how you ladies who work outside the home are able to keep up here. Glad you pop in when you can!

Chow-Ling, glad you understand why I had to get rid of Legolas and look at Sam instead. ;D

I can't wear pointy toes or heels. I could fifty pounds and five children ago but now I get awful aches in my toes and back of my legs. It is always flats for me. I don't miss pointy toes at all but I do wish I could wear heels sometimes. Sigh!

Celebrian, I hope your hubby and son come back soon. I know it can be disconcerting when hubby and children aren't home when you expect them. :-\

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on September 27, 2006, 11:01:32 pm

I personally believe that pointy shoes and pantyhose should be dropped into the cracks of Mount Doom along with that pesky ring! ;D

Celebrian, I always have trouble going to bed when my husband is due home soon, especially when the kids are with him. I hope they get home soon.
And that is so wonderful about your son's reading level. Wow!

Now I'm going to brag about my oldest son. :) He is doing so well this year. He got an 88% on his language arts test. That is his most difficult subject and he really struggles in it. I helped him study, and he has a B in language arts so far! He's also doing great in Math. Hope you all don't mind me bragging.
It must be "smart kids day" on this thread. ;D


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 27, 2006, 11:08:17 pm

I'm off to bed for real now. Hubby and son are home.

Congrats to your son Rita!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on September 27, 2006, 11:15:22 pm

Thanks Celebrian. I'm so glad your husband and son got home.

And I'm off to bed also. Goodnight everyone!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on September 27, 2006, 11:17:39 pm

That is wonderful about your son, Rita! I am thrilled for him and for you.

Good night, Celebrian and Rita. I am off to bed myself as soon as I write one quick email.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: jubeth on September 27, 2006, 11:18:17 pm

good night :)

Even though it is 4.20am here, LOL

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on September 27, 2006, 11:21:27 pm

My goodness, Jubeth! You are up at 4:20 AM??? :o May I be so nosy as to ask why. I have only been up at that unearthly hour when my children were newborns or when they are sick. (Can you tell I am not a morning person? ;D) In any case, glad you are here with us now.

Off to bed for real now....

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: jubeth on September 27, 2006, 11:24:53 pm

I am a night bird, I stay up to to early/mid morning then sleep during the day, that just seems to be my natural body clock... :)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: frodomyhero on September 28, 2006, 06:59:05 am

Well it's seven AM here and I have to get up in the morning for work, otherwise , I'd be right with you Jobeth. In the summer I go to earyl morning hours and that's why it is such a shock to my system going back to work..... I prefer the night?early morning hours to. Then sleep late.
Just wanted to say "hi" to everyone, have read everyones's rosey ( no pun intended) posts about their children. Congrats to you and yours.There is no time now. Have to "RUN" but I wanted to wish everyone a safe and happy end of the week.
TTFN :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 28, 2006, 07:50:27 am

Good morning! I am a morning person for SURE, but today I could use more sleep. Have to be up, though, because I don't know when the guys will come with the washer dryer. I need to do wash as SOON as they leave! LOL I guess it's going to get its intro to the household very quickly. LOL

Congrats, Lovely Rita, on your son's good work! As I tell Rose from time to time, things DO get easier as they grown up.

I need to run and eat and early breakfast before the delivery people get here. I hope you all have a wonderful day.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Joanie on September 28, 2006, 09:46:47 am

Hello everyone! Don't usually post in the morning, but I just wanted to say hi and hope everyone has a good Thursday.

Celebrian/Rita - congrats on your children's accomplishments! It's wonderful to hear and bragging IS allowed!! It's nice to share good news when you have it.

Wow, sounds like some of us ladies are night owls. Put me on the list too. I'm usually wide awake in the middle of the night too. ::)

Ciao for now, bellas!! :-* :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Plutonic on September 28, 2006, 12:12:22 pm

Celebrain Ė Thatís great about your sonís advanced reading age. :) My misspelling of your name is deliberate... ;) And thereís certainly nothing wrong with a bit of maternal pride!

Rita Ė Well done to your son too!

chow-ling Ė We didnít really go away for our holiday Ė just a few days with my parents-in-law. The rest of the time hubby & I went for days out and just mooched at home. It went so darn quickly!! ::)

BTW Ė where were you from originally? UK?

[quote author=Lovely Rita link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=855#msg1040434 date=1159412492]
I personally believe that pointy shoes and pantyhose should be dropped into the cracks of Mount Doom along with that pesky ring! ;D
[/quote]
;D Thatís hilarious! Can I add thongs as well? And to hell with the Visible Panty Line!

Iím another one who canít do the pointy toes and heels thing Ė feet too wide, knees too dodgy. ::) Itís a shame really as Iím very short and could do with the extra height!

Storyteller Ė Iím not really a Ďshoesí kinda gal, but they are very lovely shoes! :)
Nice bit of skills bartering you did with your plumber!

lila Ė good to hear youíre feeling so well at the moment. :) And that you have chickens in common with your father, if nothing else!

Jubeth Ė Hello, itís lovely to meet you! :)
So sorry to hear youíre estranged from your father. :( It seems to be quite a common phenomenon these days. I havenít seen my father since my parents divorced when I was 18 (Iím 46 now). I wrote to him when my second daughter was born, but after a couple of replies he said he wasnít good at writing and would phone instead Ė of course he never did, so that was that. To be honest, he was not exactly present on a supportive emotional level throughout my childhood and I was scared of him (though he was never abusive) Ė so whilst itís sad, itís not a huge loss. I only ever feel upset at losing the relationship I might have had, if he had been a better father.

Well, Iíve caught up little, even if I didnít have time to read back all the pages to where I left off. I have Thursday afternoons off work at the moment because Iím on a computing course in the evening, so itís still a long day Ė but at least I get a bit of a break in the middle. :) But Iíd best go and make good use of it Ė the lawn is in dire need of a mowing. Although truth be told, Ďmowing the lawní is really a bit of a misnomer Ė Ďdecapitating the dandelionsí would be a more accurate description! ;D

Love to all
Diane xx

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 28, 2006, 01:07:42 pm

HI, all you lovely ladies!

I will pop back in later to respond, but I wanted to ask a question, since you all really do, between you, seem to know everything.

My new washer and dryer are here and working well. However, in reading the instructions, I ran across something that set me thinking.

The instructions for the dryer bit say, in several places, "Do not over dry clothes! This can cause damage to clothes and dryer."

It also says it is designed not to overdry clothes.

So, how dry is too dry? How dry to you like your clothes to get? Is there a measure I'm missing?

I used the delicate cycle for the underwear and a couple of sweaters and shorts and the things wound up a bit too wet at the end of it. I think i need to use permanent press next time, which is cool. I just need to learn how the settings work. This Delicate doesn't seem to get as hot as delicate on the old machine.


Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 28, 2006, 01:51:24 pm

I'm having an unexpectedly busy day, which is to say that I just got online for the first time and don't have time to respond to anything. But, I'm feeling a little frustrated with all the little things that keep popping up, so consider this a Hi as well as a mini-vent.

Back later. (Unless something unforeseen happens to keep me away. ::))

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: jubeth on September 28, 2006, 01:59:22 pm

I am afraid I don't know anything about tumble dryers....I am one of those people who only does laundry when I run out of clean clothes and I don't even own an Iron.....but I bet one of the other ladies on this thread will know all about it.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 28, 2006, 03:55:04 pm

Jim just called. Someone gave him tickets to the Carolina game tonight!!!!!!!! (University of South Carolina, USC East!LOL) It's Jim's alma mater and we spent LOTS of time on campus when we were dating and in Jim's senior year as a married couple. It's always fun to go back. We haven't been to a game in AGES and I'm excited. I even found some stuff to wear that's garnet and black! I didn't plan that, so it's a lovely bit of serendipity!

We won't be home until midnight or after since Columbia is about an hour and a half away, so I'll see you all tomorrow!

WHOOPEE!!!!!!!!

GO GAMECOCKS!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: jubeth on September 28, 2006, 04:34:57 pm

I hope you have a good time at your game Rach. What type of sport is it that they play?

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 28, 2006, 04:51:09 pm

American Football. In the south, there is no other kind. LOL

They will probably lose. They ALWAYS lose while I'm watching. I;m a football jinx. LOL


It'll be fun though.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: chuckie3d on September 28, 2006, 06:45:03 pm

I love football and basketball. Iíve mostly only seen high school and not very good college football. I think USC is probably a top-ranked team isnít it? Iím in Maryland, itís about 6:30 pm and itís pouring down rain, any football game around here would extremely messy.
            
I have a washer and dryer and mine also says donít over dry but itís over 10 yrs old and Iíve never known what that means, how can you over dry clothes?

Celebrian and Rita: Thereís nothing wrong with a little brag about your sons; it is interesting for me to hear about everyoneís family. This also lets me know that when my time comes, I can brag a little too. lol

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: frodomyhero on September 28, 2006, 09:48:26 pm

Good evening all and enjoy your football game Rach.
I wonder what overdry means? maybe they melt or something?
I would just start with a half an hour and add 15 minutes to find the right time. GL
So happy for both Celebrian and Lovely Rita again with your sons.
You both must be so happy and proud of them.
Rose, it amazes me how YOU keep up with your children's education so well. Good for you and good for them to have you as the ultimate teacher.
Plutonic, I love your alternative name for "decappatating the dandelions" it is so TRUE! ha ha
Hi Chuckle, Joanie, Nuke Jubeth( you night owl you!) and anyone else.
I'm going to look at a possible college for my youngest this weekend.
Work has been hectic...... but I'm making it a little less crazy this year.
This weekend I also go to a workshop to learn how to publish and work up my ideas for my children's book
Well gotta go watch the MUMMY with my daughter.
TTFN

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on September 28, 2006, 10:00:20 pm

Hi Frodomyhero! Looking for colleges for your youngest daughter? Gosh, they grow up fast don't they? Have fun at your workshop. It sounds interesting.

Chuckie, I think we should all brag when we can. We all love to hear the good things that happen in each other's lives. You're in Maryland? I lived in Maryland for a year a long time ago. :)

Rach, have fun at the football game. I was going to recommend what Frodomyhero said- start with about 30 minutes, and then keep adding time until they're dry. Then you'll have an idea of how long it takes most clothes to dry. I wouldn't worry about "over drying". I think that's one of those warnings like "never use dryer while standing on your head" or "this dryer is not a toy". ;D

Celebrian, I hope your busy day didn't wear you out.

I had a pretty busy day, but I'm home now, relaxing at my computer. Although I don't know where my hubby is. He had a meeting tonight, and he must be swamped with work from earlier today. He's really late tonight.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: jubeth on September 28, 2006, 10:10:02 pm

Hi people, I just want to say that bragging about your children and partner is cool 8)

If I had ever had children and if I had a partner I'd been joining in with the bragging i am sure. :)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on September 28, 2006, 10:58:49 pm

Jubeth, I think my internal clock would be a lot like your if I did not have children...I would stay up until the wee hours of the morning and sleep until two or three in the afternoon. But instead I get up at 7:30am and go to bed sometime before midnight. :D

FMH, sounds like your "clock" is a lot like mine. Thanks for wishing us all a safe and happy week. ;)

Joanie, welcome to the "Night Owl Club." LOL :D

Plutonic, glad you were able to catch up a bit.

Rach, congratulations on the new working washer and dryer! Hope you had a wonderful time at the game. How cool that you have clothes the right color!

Celebrian, sorry about your frustrating day. :-\ Glad we are here for you to be able to have your mini rants when you need to. Goodness knows I have done it many times! I hope your day got better. I notice you have not been back. I hope that doesn't mean it got worse!

Hi Chuckie! :)

Rita, I agree, it is great to hear about the good things in each other's lives. One of my favorite Bible verses (I hope I don't offend anyone!) is "Rejoice with those who rejoice. Weep with those who weep." I think we do a great job of that here.

Rita, (again) glad you are finding some time to relax. Hope your hubby gets home soon.

Nothing really new going on here. :)


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: candygirl75 on September 28, 2006, 10:59:44 pm

[color=Purple]Hello all!!

I'm popping in to see what's going on.
My day has been nothing but crappy. I've been in quite a mood **tells husband to stay back 500 feet**
My neighbor made me so mad earlier and ruined the rest of my day.
Anyway...

CELEBRIAN and RITA: Congrats on your sons achievements. Always feel free to brag!! :) OH CELE, looking at your earlier post, I wonder if your day has been "crappy" too!?

RACH: Have fun with the new washer and dryer. I'm sure the instructions are as thick as a novel.!!

JUBETH: I'm with you on the Ironing. I own one but I hate it so I let all the cloths that need ironing pile up until my mother in law comes and I say "here you go"!!

JUBETH, JOANIE, PLUTONIC, CHUCKIE, NUKE33 and LILA: I don't think we've appropriately met. **reaches hand out to shake yours**. I'm Candy. In short (very short) I'm married, a mom, a physical therapist assistant, a writer, a fighter, a dreamer and an Elijah fan!! Hello!

Hi *waves* to FMH, Chowling, CB and everybody else that I've forgotten.

HI ROSE...We posted at the same time!!

Peace

Candy[/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on September 28, 2006, 11:09:36 pm

Hi Candy! Sorry that you are having a tough day. :-\ I hope tomorrow is better.

Well, I am off to fold laundry (six loads!) and then head to bed. I hope you all have a great Friday.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on September 28, 2006, 11:32:10 pm

[color=green]i've been productive today. doing lots of fiddly little things and getting them out of my hair. my hair is much better now. ;)
i got this mileage thing with Delta Airlines and i never fly Delta. so they sent me a list of magazines to choose from to turn in mileage points for subscriptions. so i'm trying to look up some of these magazines on the internet to see if they look like fun. definitely will not need Golf World. ;)

last week, i went to that annual doctors appointment thing (about 2 years overdue) you are supposed to do. i forced myself, because i'm scared to death of all that. it stresses me out to no end. :o got a letter today from them that i do not have some horrid disease and i am expected to definitely live to see my next such appointment. :P

i really really tried to kill husband with spatula last night. he is very unruly lately. maybe he needs to be send to obedience training.

Rose, that sounds like a lot of laundry. are the kids helping with that?

Anam Cara, sorry your day was crappy.
Rita, perhaps she needs a spatula! ;D[/color]


Quote:
They will probably lose. They ALWAYS lose while I'm watching. I'm a football jinx.


[color=Green]Rach, i can relate. that happens to me. therefore i don't watch any games. i watched the Superbowl this year and because of that the Seahawks lost.

hi everyone else! :D[/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on September 29, 2006, 12:01:15 am

Sorry you had such a crappy day, Candy. I hope tomorrow is better.

Sounds like you got a lot done today, Chowling. Golf World sounds very boring. Do they have Elijah World?

[quote]Anam Cara, sorry your day was crappy.
Rita, perhaps she needs a spatula! [/quote]
Hopefully I wil get to meet Candy when I go to her city at the end of October! I will take her a spatula then. :)

Rose, six loads of laundry is a lot! I've folded one tonight. Another one is in the dryer, but it's not getting folded until tomorrow! Good night!

I'm heading for bed. Tomorrow is Friday! Yay!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on September 29, 2006, 12:18:46 am

[quote author=Lovely Rita link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=885#msg1040665 date=1159502475]
Do they have Elijah World?
[/quote]

i checked the list again and no they don't. >:( they really should! bastards! ;D ;)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Plutonic on September 29, 2006, 05:06:16 am

[quote author=chow-ling link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=885#msg1040666 date=1159503526]
[quote author=Lovely Rita link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=885#msg1040665 date=1159502475]
Do they have Elijah World?
[/quote]

i checked the list again and no they don't. >:( they really should! bastards! ;D ;)
[/quote]
LOL!! ;D Maybe we're all already in Elijah World? ;)

Back to work..... ::)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 29, 2006, 09:07:13 am


Quote:
Maybe we're all already in Elijah World
?
MAJOR SNORKAGE! Good one!!!

We had a wonderful time at the game! Carolina lost but they were definatly NOT CONQUERED! They played Auburn which is number 2 in the nation (I think USC east is 18th) and lost by only one touchdown! They played a tremendous game! Jim is usally terribly grumpy when they lose, but you just couldn't be mad last night because they played so well.

Chow Ling, glad your spouse escaped the wrath of the OBS. DO they have obedience training for hubbies up there? I KNEW you were more advanced than we are...*sigh

I need to run, but I'll come back later. *waves to all!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 29, 2006, 10:21:41 am

I haven't even caught up on reading everything, but I saw at least one person who commented that I may have been having a crappy day yesterday. No time for any details now, but it got far worse later. It's not a health issue or anything, but just something that has me so upset that I've been physically ill. I got maybe 3.5-4 hours of sleep last night and that was after taking a Benadryl which usually knocks me out completely. And, I haven't been able to eat and my stomach is a mess and I weighed a full 5 pounds less this morning than I did yesterday morning. I have a meeting with someone to talk about what's going on at noon. It could be fine and make me feel better or it could be awful. I'm honestly not sure. Wish me luck!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 29, 2006, 10:36:59 am

* sends many many big warm hugs to Celebrian!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tell us if and when you feel ready but remember that we are ALWAYS here for you!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: frodomyhero on September 29, 2006, 03:07:15 pm

"Wishes and Hope of good things to Celebrian."....... do be careful of your health my friend.
Hugs....... more hugs .............. MOST HUGS...... HUGS ALL AROUND THE WORLD>>>>>> for YOU Celebrian :-* :-* :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 29, 2006, 03:12:23 pm

I'm going to exercise in a few minutes because I really need that, but I wanted to pop in and let you know that my meeting went well and the worst of my concerns are alleviated. There are going to be consequences for what happened (the stuff that was upsetting me so much - and still is bothering me, but not quite as much after talking about it with one of the main people affected), but it is going to be made clear that I am not at fault (and I'm really not, but to some extent I was in the wrong place at the wrong time so my name is attached) and my relationships with people affected should be intact, and that's the most important thing to me at this point. I know this is confusing because I haven't explained what it's all about, but I just don't have the energy right now. :P

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 29, 2006, 04:02:22 pm

I sent you an email. sweetie.

Hugs,
Rach - standing a step behind you and just too your left, like Sam

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: frodomyhero on September 29, 2006, 08:42:03 pm

Happy Friday everyone.
I was just emailed by the Pain Foundation, that they published my short story of my trip through RSD.
If you go to :
http://action.painfoundation.org/site/News2?JServSessionIdr006=8eyg2ivhx1.app14a&page=NewsArticle&id=5533&security=1&news_iv_ctrl=1061
You'll see my drawing I made(it's in the fan art section here too) and my shortened version of my story ..... I'm also featured in a book"Positive Options for RSD" by Elanis Jury - You can buy that on Amazon.com.
I didn't mean to sound like a plug or something. It's just if you know someone with pain, these two resources are most helpful to help people with pain.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on September 29, 2006, 09:02:04 pm

Celebrian, I hope everything's okay. We're here for you if you need to talk, or even if you don't want to. Conflicts can be so exhausting and aggravating. I just hope everything worked out all right for you.

Frodomyhero, that's so cool that they published your story. I'll go check it out later.

It's been a rather quiet day. I didn't accomplish much, but it felt good to goof off. Had to take my outdoor cat to the vet. He needed his shots. Other than that, I've been pretty lazy.

I hope everyone is well. I may get to bed early tonight. I'm really tired.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 29, 2006, 09:32:05 pm

FMH - Congrats on getting your story and picture published. It was nice to read. I didn't realize that you are off all the meds. :D And, thanks very much for the support.

Rita - I think everything's OK now. The important things anyway. It's not all over yet, but I'm sure I'm past the worst. Not sure exactly what will transpire, but I can figure that out later. Yay for a lazy day! :D

I probably won't be around for much longer tonight. I am dead tired. I got very little sleep last night, so I think I'll crash soonish.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: chuckie3d on September 30, 2006, 06:40:53 am

FMH: I had never heard of RSD. Iíll bet it was therapeutic, not to mention courageous to talk and write about it. Congratulations on the article being published and I hope youíll continue to do well.

Good Morning everyone. People were discussing Night owls earlier but that has never been me. I wake up with the chickens and fall asleep around 9:30 pm; my husband is the exact opposite.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: frodomyhero on September 30, 2006, 07:54:44 am

[quote author=chuckie3d link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=900#msg1040810 date=1159612853]


Good Morning everyone. People were discussing Night owls earlier but that has never been me. I wake up with the chickens and fall asleep around 9:30 pm; my husband is the exact opposite.
[/quote]

My husband and I are the exact opposite, so I have very little sleep. I go to bed late and get up early to see him before he goes to work . I wonder why people have different "clocks?" :o

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 30, 2006, 09:33:04 am

Chuckie, you and I are of a kind. I am definately at my best in the morning.

FMH, congrats on being in the book and on the use of your story! I'll get back there and check them out as soon as I can get back online.

I'm cleaning the kitchen right now and it certainly needs it! I've done the stove, two cabinets and a drawer (I did most of the cabinets not long ago), the microwave and am working on the fridge. I need to do some major cooking. Jim and I have been eating rather quickly lately. We need something yummy, but I like for my kitchen to be REALLy clean when I start.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: mumi on September 30, 2006, 03:00:59 pm

Hello ladies!!

Celebrian:I am sorry for you sweetie if you need to talk are we here for you :-*

FMH: Congratulations whit you book,the sound interesting.

HI: Rach,Rita,Chukied and all of you wonderful ladies. :-*

PS: my chikets has comed today ;D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nuke33 on September 30, 2006, 07:20:24 pm

:(Ahhhhhh! I just typed a long message and it disappeared when I pressed post! That's so frustrating :-\ Oh well, I don't feel like typing it all again. Just wanted to say 'Hi' to everyone and to send hugs and kisses to Celebrian and hope everything is OK now. I'm baking a cake with my daughter for my mom's birthday tomorrow. I'll try to be back later :)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on September 30, 2006, 07:47:19 pm

Yes, it's HORRIBLY frustrating when it happens! I have started copying my long posts before I hit Send.

I'm sorry it happened to you.
Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 30, 2006, 10:28:11 pm

Thanks for the support everyone. I think the situation is mostly getting resolved. I spent a lot of today talking to/emailing people about it and more is supposed to be said more publicly Monday or Tuesday so that will lead to more questions/comments, but hopefully that part will blow over quickly. And, in any case, the stuff I was most upset/concerned about has been dealt with and is OK. So, I'm feeling much better now. :D

Rach - My kitchen could use a good cleaning too, so when you're done with yours, do you wanna come here and attack mine? ;D

Nuke - Sorry about losing the long post.

Hopefully I'll be able to be back to my more normal internet stuff over the next few days.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on September 30, 2006, 10:41:13 pm

Celebrian, I'm so glad your feeling better. :)

Rach, want to clean my kitchen next? ;D It really needs it.

I went with my Mom and sister (and her baby) to a town about an hour away to get some apples today. (they have a nice orchard there with great apples) We had lunch together, and spent time talking. I showed them the beautiful scrapbook that Rach made, and they loved it. They were amazed that I seemed to be so close to people that I'd met on the internet.
This afternoon I made apple-cinnamon muffins and apple crisp. Tomorrow I'll make an apple pie. Mmm.... apples. ;D

Hi to everyone! I hope you are all well. It was a beautiful fall day today. How is your weather?

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: jubeth on September 30, 2006, 10:41:18 pm

Celebrian I am glad you are starting to get your situation at work sorted out and that one of the most stressful/upsetting things has sorted itself out. :)

I haven't worked for 3 years due to illness but when I was still working I had major problems involving one of my managers so I know how upsetting and consuming work problems can be. I hope things do continue to go in a positive direction for you.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on September 30, 2006, 10:49:39 pm

Good Evening Ladies. Last night was my movie night so I have not been here to post in a couple of days. I watched Jeremiah, which Rach so kindly sent me. Sean was great in the first episode and Rach assures me he only gets better. :)

Chow-Ling, the children don't help me with laundry. They do a lot of other chores around the house (dishes, sweeping etc) but laundry is something I prefer to do myself. I am kind of picky about how it is done. Sorry that the Seahawks lost the superbowl the year you watched. :-\

Rach, as I already told you by email, I am glad you enjoyed the game. :)

Celebrian, I already emailed you but I am really sorry the situation you are in. I am glad things are looking better now. (((HUG))) I hope you get lots of sleep tonight.

Rita, glad you got to spend a nice day with your Mom and sister. Can I come over for dessert? :D I have showed Rach's scrapbook to several people, too, and they all had the same reaction as your Mom and sister.

Nuke, that is so frustrating to lose the post when you have typed a long one. :-\ Have fun baking with your daughter and happy birthday to your Mom.

Jubeth, I am sorry to hear that you have health problems. :(

Hi FMH, Chickie and everyone else!


The girls and I went to a baby shower at church today. It was so fun. The girls loved it. This was their first baby shower. It was so fun to pick out a cute little baby outfit to give as a gift yesterday. The Mom is only 17 and unmarried so she has a tough road ahead of her.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on September 30, 2006, 11:04:57 pm

Thanks Rita and Jubeth. :D

And, goodnight all. I'm off to sleep.

ETA - Rose we posted at the same time. Thanks to you too. :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on September 30, 2006, 11:11:33 pm

Rose, you are welcome at my house for dessert any time. :D
Glad you enjoyed watching Jeremiah.

Baby showers are so fun. All the cute little baby outfits to ooh and ahh over. I hope things go okay for the mom. Sounds like a difficult situation.

Jubeth, I'm so sorry you've been ill.

I'm going to head for bed now. Talk to ya'll tomorrow!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: frodomyhero on October 01, 2006, 09:04:13 am

Happy Soggy Sunday! It is down pouring as I type. I just hope we don't loose our electricity and my neighbors don't get flooded....... it's always a concern when it rains this hard.
Celebrian, I hope today finds you feeling better.
and Jubeth.....as Rose said and I second. Hope you are feeling better soon.
Rach, so the game was good ? yeah? Our den is what is going to need cleaning after some more construction is done. We got rid of french doors because we are turning it into a media room and the glare from the windows gets in the way of the screen.Also we have too much cold air come through and they (the doors ) weren't very heat efficient so now the room will be cozier....... anyway , you can come clean MY room anytime ha ha
How are your fresh picked apples lovely Rita?
Baby showers are fun Rose, people get silly and have lots of giggles.
Hope the one you went to was happy.
Nuke, that's so cool you and your daughter bakes cakes. It's such a nice way to have a cozy time together.
Hi Chuckle, Joanie, Nuke, Mumi and everyone I missed.
Hope you all have a not so soggy day.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on October 01, 2006, 01:33:00 pm

To everyone, I love ya but I'm not going to clean your houses! Sorry. LOLLOLOL

Rita, I LOVE fresh apples! When I was a little girl we used to go to the mountains every October to pick our own, and those are some of my fondest memories. We'd pick the apples in a damp and misting orchard, we got to take one to eat in the car on the way home. THAT was always the best apple of the year. I just can't find apples like that here. Your desserts sound yummy! I baked Jim a carrot cake with cream cheese icing yesterday but your apple stuff sounds better!

Celebrian, glad everything is working out for you. I'm sorry it happened to you at all! You deserve much better!

FMh, sorry about the rain. We need some so you can send it here when you've had enough. LOL

Rose, I KNEW you'd enjoy Jeremiah! And you ain't seen nothin' yet! It only gets better from here.

* waves to everyone else

OHOH! Jim is buying me more ram for Samwise! I have half a gig now but PSP X is SUCH a resource hog that 1 gig would be better. If I can use on of the 256 chips that are in here now that will give me 1.2 gig!

All graphics, all the time! Whoo hoo!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on October 01, 2006, 10:40:15 pm

Thanks for letting me come over for dessert, Rita. ;) Did you get your apple pie made?

Frodomyhero, is it still raining? I hope you didn't lose your electricity and that your neighbors didn't get flooded.

You were right, Rach, I loved Jeremiah. Sean was great. I will be looking forward to every Friday night so I can see the next episode. :D

On the way home from church tonight I saw a licence plate that said, "HiRose." Was that any of you greeting me? :) I thought that was an interesting thing to have put on one's licence plate. I always wonder what the story is behind personalized licence plates.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on October 01, 2006, 11:00:04 pm

I'm about to head to bed (still exhausted), but I wanted to pop in. I owe several of you emails and will try to get to those over the next few days. We'll see when the next part of my situation will hit and how stressful that will be (hopefully not too bad, but I suppose we'll see). Tomorrow and or Tuesday could be pretty hectic too.

And, to add to it, one of my daughters had a low-grade fever tonight (99.9), so I don't know what tomorrow or the rest of the week may bring. . . ::)

Anyway, I didn't really mean to come in and whine. Just to say a quick Hi! and goodnight. :)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on October 02, 2006, 08:39:29 am

Celebrian, hope your daughter is feeling better today. It's a bad time of year here for upper respiratory infections and I'm hoping she won't go that way. Do she and her sister tend to share illnesses?

Rose, I wonder about the license plates too. My father has initials on his, which are GRW, but most people think it means "growl" which is, oddly enough, appropriate too. He used to be rather grumpy at times, though he has now mellowed with age. LOL

The oddest thing is happening around here.
Jim and I noticed recently that the neighbor behind us (his backyard backs up to ours) was always home during the day. He is the principal of a high school about 20 miles away between here and the beach and we wondered if he had perhaps taken a sabbatical or something. Well, this morning we opened the paper and LO and BEHOLD there he was on the front page! Hehas apparently been on administrative leave (paid) since July! The reason is EXTREMELY hush hush. Not even the parents can find out what it is, but he said in the article that he will be able to comment soon. His lawyer has kept him from speaking heretofore.

Such intrigue for such a little town! I hope it is cleared up soon because he has always seemed very nice. He used to bring at risk kids home to work in his yard as a reward for better behaviour (he paid them) and to teach them a work ethic. I'm kind of wondering if someone got upset about that....

I've decided to add yoga to my workout schedule, to rotate it with walking.

Have a great day!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: frodomyhero on October 02, 2006, 09:07:16 am

Gppd morning from Syracuse N.Y., I'm looking at a college that my daughter is considering. It is quite a distance from our house (4 hours) but it can be done in a day. We came into the hotel last night at about 10:30 Will look at the college and then go home. Tomorrow starts a wekk of school . Hope you all had a nice weekend.
Celelbrian, you can come whine any time you want. We are all ears and if we can help in any way . Well . we will.
Rach, good luck with the new memory for the computer. You will love it.
Rose, how interesting about the license plate...
How did the apple pie come out Rita? Fresh apples do make the best pies. Do you know what type of apples you used? Are Corlands good for cooking?
I hear Macs get too squishy.
How are you feeling Jubeth?
Hi Joanie, Nuke, Mumi,where is Yeaux???, Chuckle and everyone else.
Have a great monday.
:-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: jubeth on October 02, 2006, 09:14:21 am

Thanks for asking after me. Things are not too bad. I don't feel comfortable discussing it in detail because I don't want to get a reputation as being a forum moaner/bore. I re-read some of my posts on here and I noticed I always seem to either be complaining or talking about some problem I have had. ::)

Trouble is I don't really have anything that interesting to talk about, LOL.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: chuckie3d on October 02, 2006, 04:36:56 pm

FMH: Have you heard of Rome, NY? Thatís where I grew up and went to school (K-12) until I graduated and left the state for college; my brother attended SUNY at Buffalo. I applied to and almost attended Syracuse University. Iíve been in Maryland forever and still miss NY weatherĖI love snow!

Rach that is quite a little intrigue with your neighbor, I hope nothing too upsetting.

Jubeth and Celebrian, I hope things are looking up for you two.

Howís everyone else doing?

                     
   

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: jubeth on October 02, 2006, 06:07:17 pm

[quote author=chuckie3d link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=915#msg1041056 date=1159821416]
FMH: Have you heard of Rome, NY? Thatís where I grew up and went to school (K-12) until I graduated and left the state for college; my brother attended SUNY at Buffalo. I applied to and almost attended Syracuse University. Iíve been in Maryland forever and still miss NY weatherĖI love snow!


[/quote]

For some reason until I read this I thought you were a fellow British citizen, I don't know where I got that idea from but it had stuck in my head.

By the way I don't mean any offense by this or anything anti-american. :)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on October 02, 2006, 09:46:34 pm

Good Evening, Ladies. I hope you all had a good day.

Celebrian, how is your daughter doing?

Rach, that is interesting about your neighbor. Please keep us posted. I hope it is nothing too bad, especially if he is a nice person.

Frodomyhero, let us know how the college excusion goes. I remember when we started looking at colleges for me. Seems like it just happened but it was 22 years ago! We will be looking at colleges at our house in four or five years. Yikes!

Jubeth, don't worry about not having anything "interesting" to talk about. As you can probably tell, we talk about everything here from the major to the minor. And don't worry about the a rant or whine now and then. We have all done it from time to time.

Chuckie, what is the weather like in Maryland? I have never been out east and my "stereotype" of the northeast is that it all has pretty much the same weather. Obviously, I am wrong about that.

Pooch update: He is doing much better in the housetraining department, having only one accident every other day or so. He is still content in his kennel for about nine hours every night.... he slept through the night much earlier than any of my human babies. ;D Our main problem with him now is that he feels the need to chew on everything. We don't dare leave him unattended. He has already chewed up a favorite barbie and several legos.


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on October 02, 2006, 09:56:50 pm

[quote author=jubeth link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=915#msg1041032 date=1159794861]
I don't want to get a reputation as being a forum moaner/bore. I re-read some of my posts on here and I noticed I always seem to either be complaining or talking about some problem I have had. ::)

Trouble is I don't really have anything that interesting to talk about, LOL[/quote]

Well, jubeth, you certainly don't need to apologize. This thread is the best place ever for complaining, whining, getting it all out, sharing joys....you name it, this thread has seen it. ;D

And I do apologize to everyone for being such an AWOL friend. I have been reading all the pages, but the past week I've been in Internet hell. Been getting disconnected about every 5 to 10 minutes, which makes it very hard to write anything without losing it....including email.

We've had the phone repair people here twice already and someone is coming again tomorrow. We're going to try very hard to convince them to replace about a mile of phone cable. It's dreadfully old and very noisy. Rach can verify that because we talked on the phone yesterday and the line noise was terrible. Computers are MUCH more sensitive than telephones and that's the cause of all the disconnects we're sure.

But I'll try to pop in here more often.

FMH - Hope your college search goes well.

Rach - Weird about your neighbor. I'll bet you're right that someone has objected to him having the school kids over to his home. Some people are soooo suspicious and love to make trouble for others.

Chuckie3d - I've heard of Rome. I'm from Westchester County, but have lived in NH for the past 16 years.

I know there's much, much more I should comment on, but at least I have read everything, so I know what's been going on in all your lives.


Edit: Rose, just saw your post. I think you need to get Pooch some rawhide toys/bones to chew on before he starts on shoes and chair legs. ;D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on October 02, 2006, 10:11:16 pm

[quote author=Yeux de bleu link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=915#msg1041085 date=1159840610]



Edit: Rose, just saw your post. I think you need to get Pooch some rawhide toys/bones to chew on before he starts on shoes and chair legs. ;D

[/quote]

LOL He has several of those. ::) He just thinks toys, washclothes, books etc are a lot more fun to chew on. :P

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on October 02, 2006, 10:32:50 pm

LOL Reminds me of the way toddlers would rather play with pots and pans or the boxes toys came in than they would with the toys. ::) Having a puppy or kitten is really very much like having a toddler. :D


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on October 02, 2006, 10:47:54 pm

Hi ladies. Once again I'm beat, but I wanted to pop in at least briefly.

For those who asked, my daughter seemed fine during the day (her temp was normal this morning), so we went ahead with ouor activities. But, this evening her temp was almost 101, so I think we'll be skipping gymnastics tomorrow. ::) At least that is our only Tuesday activity. Hopefully she'll be OK by Wed which is our busiest activity day. She is also sniffly and coughing a little, but I think that may be due to the congestion stuff.

Jubeth - Don't worry about having interesting things to say. We chat about basically anything here. And, about all I've done lately is whine. ::) I think I read somewhere back there that you are having some health problems? I hope that you are feeling OK. Sorry I can't remember exactly what you said about that.

Rach - Weird about your neighbor.

FMH - Good college hunting! :D I remember doing that too.

Yeux - Nice to see you popping in. :D

Chuckie - Rome, NY sounds familiar but I can't place it. I'm originally from Brooklyn and lived in Ithaca for a while too.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on October 02, 2006, 11:01:12 pm

LOL, that's right, Yeux...it is just like having a baby in the house again. The only thing is, I could not put my babies out alone in the fenced in backyard when they started annoying me. ;D

Celebrian, glad your daughter's fever was gone this morning but sorry that is back tonight. Will your other daughter be able to go to gymnastics or do you keep them both home when one is ill. I hope she is better before your Wednesday activities.

I am sitting at an an uncomfortable angle because Pooch is asleep under my chair and I don't want to move it and bother him. How pathetic is that?!?! ::)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on October 02, 2006, 11:32:32 pm

[quote author=Rose link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=930#msg1041098 date=1159844472]
I am sitting at an an uncomfortable angle because Pooch is asleep under my chair and I don't want to move it and bother him. How pathetic is that?!?! ::)
[/quote]

LOL...I can sure relate. Don't know how many times I've remained in uncomfortable positions or put off getting up to do something because a cat was curled up and ultra contented in my lap, or draped over my arm. So I don't think that is pathetic at all. ;D

There's a Fish and Game officer who stops at our town hall for coffee almost every morning. He has a beautiful black lab who always makes a bee line for me and curls up either under my desk or my computer console. I live in terror of rolling over his tail one of these days. :o

Well, I planned to sign off long ago, but I'm outta here now. Going to go watch the DVD of "Crash." Happy Tuesday to all.


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: deenan on October 03, 2006, 12:03:21 am

hey! what's going on?

with me, it's busy, busy, busy.... what's new? :P

the last time i was here, i zipped through so quickly. and guess what? i'm doing it again. ::)

just saying hi and bye.

hasta la vista baby. :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: chuckie3d on October 03, 2006, 07:07:28 am

Jubeth: No, I'm from the US and of course I'm not offended. :D I think part of the problem is the type of communication we do here can sometimes be difficult to follow.

Rome is a little north of Syracuse, less than an hour drive and there you get four seasons, less summer and more winter. In Maryland it's still four seasons but more hot, humid days and less severe winters much less snow. I just am not a fan of hot weather. :P








Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on October 03, 2006, 09:05:30 am

Yeux, I didn't know you lived in Westchester. I have some relatives around there somewhere. For some reason, I thought you lived in the city proper.

Celebrian, the fever thing is so frustrating! Mine keeps going up again too. I'm seriously considering going back to the allergist. When Laura was in first and second grade, she often had a temperature spike after lunch at school, sometimes as high as 104! But by the time I would get there to pick her up, it would be normal again. We finally decided it was allergy related. Most drs say allergies can't give you fevers but my experience is that they can.

Gotta go. I'm behind getting started this morning. I did yoga yesterday so I need to take a walk today before it gets warm.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on October 03, 2006, 06:12:00 pm

Rose - We all ended up skipping gymnastics. I didn't have child care for the sick daughter and this way they can both just go to a makeup sometime (I haven't scheduled it yet). ;D about your being uncomfortable so you didn't bother Pooch.

Hi Yeux and Deenan. :D

Chuckie - I'm not sure I've been through Rome. I went to a friend's house in Syracuse and then flew home from there while I was in college. We get four seasons here too, but winter lasts longer than its fair share of the year. ::)

Rach - Sorry you are dealing with a fever again. I thought you had gotten rid of that. :-\ My daughter's temp went up but got lower this afternoon, so I hope that we are on the last bit of this, whatever it is.

Because my daughter was sick, we were home all day except for dropping off and picking up my son. I managed to catch up on some email which was good. I didn't get as much done around the house as I really should have, though. I was so sleepy that I had to rest on the couch for a bit this afternoon. My son's cough has gotten much worse (I think it's related to congestion), so I hope he will be OK tomorrow for school and swimming. ::)

Gosh, I feel like all I do here these days is complain. :-\

Oh, here's something good. My son took the computerized math test yesterday similar to the reading test I mentioned earlier. He did very well on that too. Not quite as well as on the reading one (where he scored like an average student about 6 or 7 grades ahead of him, I think), but still quite well (I think about 4 grades ahead of him).

Gotta run.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: frodomyhero on October 03, 2006, 08:10:46 pm

Hi Celebrian, how frustrating about your daughter's temp! Is she real uncomfortable? Her body is obviously fighting something....GL You can come and "complain" any time.. I think everyone hear cares about how you feel and if you feel like talking go right ahead.
How's your pooch doing Rose, still underfoot? (or under the chair?)
Glad you could "stop" in Deenan. Bye...
Chuckle, we were just south of Syracuse. In the town called Cortland. My daughter really liked the college and we got to talk to the head of the geology dept. which is where she wants to study, and he was really nice and took her name. I just worry about what she will do when she wants a beak from school... It's such a small town.
Yeux, I didn't know you lived in Westchester either...... wow .. it's amazing what we learn here.
Rach, hope you are feeling ok too.
It was quite a weekend. Now it's back to work...
I'm going to watch some NOVA with hubby TTFN
;D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on October 04, 2006, 02:17:06 am

[quote author=Storyteller link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=930#msg1041133 date=1159880730]
Yeux, I didn't know you lived in Westchester. I have some relatives around there somewhere. For some reason, I thought you lived in the city proper.
[/quote]
For Rach and FMH, who both commented about this....

When I graduated from college in Ohio and moved east, I first lived in East Orange, NJ and commuted to Manhattan. Then I moved to an apt. in midtown Manhattan. When I got married I lived on Gramercy Park....still in Manhattan. Then we got tired of the city and moved to Scarsdale, which is in Westchester County, and commuted to Manhattan again. That's where we moved from to NH.

Sorry your daughter is sick, Celebrian. I had hoped she'd be better today. You sure have a very bright little boy. It's going to be a challenge to keep him motivated in school as he gets older.


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: chuckie3d on October 04, 2006, 07:34:56 am

FMH: It is hard to let the children go. Iíve mostly let mine make their own major decisions (while I held my breath) but fortunately none went away to school more than an hour or so away.

My sympathies to anyone with sick children; when mine were young, I never got much rest during those times. As bad as it is when weíre sick, it feels worse when our children are sick and you can only do so much for them.

Weíre implementing a new computer system at work today and somehow I think itís going to be worse before it gets better. :-\

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: jubeth on October 04, 2006, 12:08:57 pm

Hi I am sorry about your child being ill Celebrian :(

I went to my Doctor's today and it was the usual embarassing ordeal and then tomorrow I have root canal surgery at the dentist, I have had a huge amount of dental treatment recently mostly involving extractions and fillings but this is the first time for root canal for me. Roll on tomorrow afternoon when its over and done with.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on October 04, 2006, 05:02:46 pm

Thanks everyone. My daughter's fever is being frustrating. It was down to 99.3 this morning so I thought she was getting over it, but she was back up to 101.5 this afternoon. ::)

My other daughter went to preschool by herself. She cried for 45 minutes beforehand, but apparently was fine after the first couple of minutes there. The crying was all for my benefit. Sigh.

On the plus side, I will be going out to dinner with the friends from my playgroup tonight to celebrate the birthday of one of them. So, that should be fun. :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: jubeth on October 04, 2006, 05:13:34 pm

cool, I hope you enjoy your dinner. :)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on October 04, 2006, 06:42:57 pm


Quote:
Weíre implementing a new computer system at work today and somehow I think itís going to be worse before it gets better.


I had to chuckle at this. As someone who has installed many a new computer system, yes, it's definatly going to get worse before it gets better. Sorry. :-[

Celebrian, congrats on your son's scores! Raising gifted children holds special challenges but also give special rewards. I hope your little girl is feeling better. Have fun at your dinner! Jim is out at a business dinner tonight so I didn't have to cook. YEAH!

Jubeth, sorry about the dr. I have to do that too.... And I hate the dentist anyime!

Yeux, very interesting. I'm trying to remember the name of the town where my cousins live. You know my sieve like brain....

FMH, I'm glad you had a good trip.

On to post pics in the Sean thread. Have a great evening!

Hugs,
Rach





Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on October 04, 2006, 11:51:56 pm

Hi All! I have not been here for a couple of days and I only have a minute now so I will comment on what I remember instead of doing the "two window trick." Please forgive me if I forget something important.

Celebrian, congratulations to your son about testing so high on the computerized test. :) Sorry your daughter is still sick. :-\ I just emailed you and I meant to ask which daughter is ill but I forgot. I know you don't want to use their real names here but is the one with food allergies or the other one? Have fun at your dinner.

Jubeth, doctor and dentist appointments....not a big favorite of mine either! :P

Chuckie, may I ask how old your children are now? Just curious.

Hi to everyone else!! *waves*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on October 05, 2006, 11:17:53 am

Hi all! I had a very nice time at dinner with my friends last night. :D I didn't have time after I got home to be here though.

Thanks Rach and Rose. :D I am very proud of my son. 8) As for my daughter (it's the one without the allergies), her temp was down to 99.1 this morning and I hope it's going away for good, but it was 99.3 yesterday morning and went back up in the afternoon, so I'm not sure yet. We're skipping dance right now and only my other daughter will go to preschool again (which means we're in for more crying and stressing since she's the one who has a hard time separating and then is fine right after I/we leave ::)), but I hope that we can all do our activities tomorrow.

I really gotta get offline and do some stuff around the house. Hubby was pretty grumpy last night about things that I haven't gotten done and some of what he did while I was out last night. And, to be fair, he's right. I should be getting more done than I have been - in part because of that situation I've been stressing about and dealing with for the past week - and in part because of my time online. OOPS. :-[ So, I'm trying to do better today.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: chuckie3d on October 05, 2006, 01:05:24 pm

My children are 18, 21 & 25 but you know not what you ask if you get me started talking about them because Iím perfectly capable of boring you to death. ;) A couple of days ago, my 21 year old called me crying because heíd broken up with his girlfriend. I donít think Iíve ever seen my oldest or youngest cry but the middle one did just about every day until he was in high school.

Jubeth: after your root canal, make sure you take it easy and follow doctorís orders, as itís nothing to play with.

I really have to be careful too as the more Iím on-line, the less I get done elsewhere.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on October 05, 2006, 03:39:24 pm

Celebrian, I'm not getting much done either. I'm stretched too thin again and the muse is trying to run me ragged! I've been trying to resist but I'm going to be able too much longer, I'm afraid. Glad your daughter is feeling better! I found that with my kids, their temps always tended to go up in the afternnon, about 3-4 o'clock.

Chuckie, my kids are 29 and 25 and I bet i could give you a run for your money in the "talking about your kids" department. LOL


* waves at the Rosie-lass!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: frodomyhero on October 05, 2006, 10:20:15 pm

Happy Thursday and (it's over!) day.
Whew...... all I can say is I'm glad today is over.
Hope everyone has a good weekend. Can't stay. Tomorrow will be another crazy day.
Love to all
TTFN :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nuke33 on October 05, 2006, 10:26:30 pm

Hi All! I know I haven't been here in a few days. I've started the long haul of my several surgeries on my jaw. I have a big surgery coming up on Monday, but I had some work done on a few days ago(Jubeth, I feel your pain!). I'm feeling OK, but I can barely talk. When I try to speak, I articulate very much like a deaf person. It's certainly been an interesting study in sociology to see how people respond to me. Everyone assumes I'm handicapped or retarded and treated me as such ::) God has ways of teaching us what empathy is :)

Celebrian-I hope your daughter is feeling better :( It's the hardest thing when our kids are sick.

Candy-this is from a few pages back but, It's nice to meet you! Thanks for formally introducing yourself. It's been fun getting to know the new people on this thread :)


As most of you know, I work as a Respiratory Therapist at a local hospital. Well, one of my longtime co-workers was mysteriously fired last week. I didn't think much of it until I pick up the newspaper today, and there's an article about this person being arrested for child pornography! Not only did it have all the horrid details of what was in his house and on his computer, but also the exact hospital he worked at and his profession. I've been getting a lot of phone calls about it. I guess it's a small blessing that I can't talk! I worked with this man for four years. I always thought he was kinda creepy, but still......very disturbing :-\

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on October 05, 2006, 10:30:37 pm

Oh gosh, Nuke! I'm SO SORRY about your jaw and about the co-worker. You just never know, do you?

Is there anything I can do to help about your jaw?

FMH, sorry you had a bad day.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on October 05, 2006, 10:33:45 pm

I'm feeling really beat, so I'm going to head to bed in a moment. My daughter's fever was down around 99 from about 7AM until at least 4 this afternoon, but was back up to 101.3 at about 7:30 before bed. I think I'll call the nurse line tomorrow. This means we'll miss our friday activities that I had really high hopes of going to. :( We were scheduled for a tour at Cold Stone Creamery which I heard was a good tour and had free ice cream. Bummer. :-\

FMH - I see you are doing the same. Have a good night and a not-too-crazy Friday. :)

Nuke - Sorry about the talking difficulties. Good luck with your surgery Monday. I will be thinking about you. :-* Very freaky about your former co-worker, too. :o

Rach - I ended up getting several things done today which was good. I hope tomorrow is as productive. Good luck dealing with your muse. :)

Chuckie - Feel free to talk about your kids. The rest of us certainly do. :)

Hi to everyone else. And, goodnight to all.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on October 05, 2006, 10:48:38 pm

Celebrian, I hope you were able to get caught up on other things today. My hubby occasionally gets a tad grumpy when I spend too much time online. Sorry about you having to miss the free ice cream and the tour. :( I hope your daughter gets better very soon.

Chuckie, as Celebrian said, feel free to talk about your kids all you want to. We certainly do!! Sorry about your son's heartache. I think our hearts will hurt when our kids hurt, no matter how old they get.

Oh, Nuke! I am so sorry about your jaw. It sounds like a long, painful process. And that is horrible about your coworker! :o What an awful thing.

I watched a movie with my daughters tonight. It was really sweet. It is called Love's Long Journey. Have any of you seen it? It was given to me for Christmas and we just now got around to watching it.


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: jubeth on October 06, 2006, 12:10:16 am

Nuke, I am sorry you have had so much pain with your jaw :(

My tooth and jaw hurt right now but my problems are minor really, so I hope that your procedure on Monday helps you.

I live alone so I can spend my time doing exactly what I want and actually don't have enough to fill my day with apart from reading books, watching films and being on line so I am kind of opposite to most people on here who don't have enough hours in the day.....I can't imagine how all you ladies get so much done you all seem very productive. :)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: frodomyhero on October 06, 2006, 07:01:33 am

HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER NUKE!!!
wow.. all those surgeries!! Take it easy and realize each one of those operations brings you closer to your goal. I wish you the best.
Jubeth, please take it easy too. Those root canal operations do knock one out.
Celebrian, wow, your daughter has a low grade fever STILL. I wonder if she has a small infection somewhere??? GL. That is so cool about your son.
Hi Rach, I didn't have a bad day. It's just that I take to heart to much when my students are rude, discourtious and down right obnoxious. I internalize it and ask myself what I am doing wrong.... Then the next day I try again. Junior High is such a challenging age. The hormones go up and down as do the attitudes. And I heard there's a full moon. Boy do I believe that has a LOT to do with the kids behavior.
Rose. so glad you snuggled up to a good movie with your daughter.
I was on the phone for over an hour last night with my daughter in crisis ... again. It's a long story but she managed to at least stop crying even though she was still very upset... it's a heartache for a parent when they can't help their grown "child".
Well everyone have a great friday!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Lila_ Loamsdown on October 06, 2006, 08:43:44 am

Hi everyone...wow, lots of posts. I haven't been on for a few days, because of computer problems. I think I have a modem demon. My computer techie b-i-l says that this is entirely possible. Every once in a while, when I try to go on-line, my computer very formally and icily informs me that "you don't have a modem." And I say "What? Yes I do! At least I did yesterday..." and my computer replies "Well then, it's not working." And I'm, like, "Why not?" And my computer just looks offended and says "You're asking ME?". ::)

FMH, I wanted to let you know that I read your atricle on your chronic pain, and it was very encouraging. I live with chronic pain as well, and know how life altering it can be. I am glad that you are doing so much better.

Jubeth...ouch. Nuke...double ouch!!! Take care of yourselves, ladies. :D

Celebrian, congrats on your son's achievements in school. Good for him! I'm sorry your daughter is still sick..my daughter used to get fevers that last forever, too. Poor baby.

My 40th birthday is tomorrow. I'm not really looking forward to it. I know that 40 opens doors to many wonderful tomorrows, but it feels like it will also close some doors for me, doors that I don't feel ready to close yet. On a positive note, my dad sent me a Happy birthday email, the first since...well...ever. ;D

So what's the deal with having wrinkles AND pimples? Does this not just seem sick and wrong?!!! I'm using my mother's moisturizer and my daughter's pimple paste. Yikes.

I think I am focusing on the silly issues to keep from dealing with the tougher ones...

Ladies, feel free to talk about your kids...I love reading about other people's kids, and I love talking about mine. You know the way it goes..love me, love my kid. ;D

It is a lovely day today, very cool but sunny, and there is a soft mist hanging over the cornfields in front of my house. I think I need to go for a walk.

Blessings, Lila

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on October 06, 2006, 11:40:54 am

Lila, it's possible that you are over moisterizing. That can cause pimples too, especially hard ones. The cause has a name but I can't remember it... of course.

LOL About the computer. That's the way I always think of mine. I talk to them like they are human and sometimes they almost seem to understand. They like me. LOL

FMH, junior high is THE PITS, for the kids as well as parents and teachers. Just hang in there and know they don't mean HALF what they say. They really don't, you know.

Celebrian, free ice cream and you MISSED IT??? Oh honey, I'm SO SORRY! That's terrible! I hope the nurse was able to help.

Chuckie, I have found that it's harder to deal with the troubles of grown up children than it is the younger ones. Those you can usually make go away but the troubles of older ones aren't easy to make better. My son's last girlfriend broke up with him when they had been dating for three years. He held up pretty well and now has a lovely girlfriend we actually like much better (so does he!LOL). I hope it turns out as well for your son.

* waves to everyone else.

Hugs,
Rach


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Joanie on October 06, 2006, 01:39:47 pm

Hello everyone! Thought I'd post something quickly. Sorry if I don't respond to everyone. Real life has been getting in the way. ::)

Celebrian, congratulations on your son's achievement. That great!! Sorry to hear your daughter is still not feeling well. I hope she gets better asap.

FMH, I too read your article and your sketch is brilliant. Sorry your daughter is going through a crisis. I am beginning to see what it's like (with my oldest) to step back and let my child work out her own problems. It's really tough to do, and I'm doing the best I can. Sorry you're having a tough time at school. :(

Lila, Happy Birthday!! 40 is a big one, but I think the 40's can be a good decade. Enjoy your day tomorrow!!

Nuke, I'm sorry you have to go through so much, but the result will be worth it, I'm sure. Good luck with it all. By the way, I think I remember hearing about your co-worker on the news. :o It's unbelievable!!

Hi's go out to Rach, Yeux, Deenan, Rita, Rose and whoever else I missed. Ciao bellas!! :-* :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on October 06, 2006, 09:58:23 pm

OOPS! Never posted here today. I'm exhausted and off to bed

Briefly, I took both girls on the tour and we all got free ice cream. My son did better on his mile run than expected after being sick, so yay him! Not as well as last year, but much better than his practice a few days ago.

I gotta get some sleep. i hope to respond to stuff over the weekend, but it's likely to be busy so we'll see.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on October 06, 2006, 10:57:42 pm

Hi ladies! I haven't been here all week. I've been trying to stay organized here at home, do more cooking, and keeping things clean. But then I'm exhausted at night. After the kids go to bed, I'm ready for bed. I've missed everyone though.

I haven't read everything I've missed yet.
Nuke, I hope everything goes well with your surgery. I bet you'll be so glad when this is all over. I'll be thinking about you. :-*

Celebrian, is your daughter feeling better? You went on the tour and got some free ice cream, yay! Glad your son did well on his run. :)

I had to take my oldest son to the doctor for a check up this morning. Then Sunshine was due at the vet for shots. They cleaned out her ears and found mites in them. My youngest son and I got to look at the mites in the microscope. Ewwww! They gave us some medicine for her.

Well, the jig is up. Last night my hubby said "you shouldn't choose the name of a Beatle's song if you don't want me to find it". ::) >:(
I may as well go back to being Kathleen. :P

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on October 07, 2006, 06:24:41 pm

Just here for a minute. I have hamburgers cooking. I will be back later to comment (I hope) but I wanted to pop in to say


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: jubeth on October 07, 2006, 06:30:40 pm

Yes, happy birthday Lila I hope you have/had a great day. :)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nuke33 on October 07, 2006, 07:23:01 pm

Very Happy Birthday to Lila! :)


...and Hi to everyone else.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on October 07, 2006, 07:56:02 pm

I know I said I would comment later but I have a massive headache (unusual for me) so I think I will get my kids tucked in and go to bed myself. I think I might be developing an allergy to chocolate. Last time I had chocolate I had a bad headache afterwards, too. That would be tragic. :'(

Edit: So the gig is up, huh, Rita. :-\ Can you come up with some off the wall name that he would never think of? ;)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on October 07, 2006, 10:03:19 pm

Happy Birthday Lila!!! :D

Rose - Sorry about the headache. :'(

Rita - Sorry about the issue with your husband. :-\

I also won't be around long tonight. I'm still tired, though not as bad as last night and this has been my only online time and I want to post limericks and check a few other things too. But, I wanted to say at least a quick Hi to everyone! :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on October 07, 2006, 10:49:10 pm

Happy Birthday Lila!
I hope you had a wonderful day.

Rose, so sorry about the headache. I hope you feel better tomorrow. And I really hope for you that you don't have an allergy to chocolate. That definitely would be tragic. :-

I'm not feeling well tonight, either. I think I have a fever. We went to my Mom's for my nephew's birthday party this evening. I played with my baby niece a lot. On the way home I started to feel sick. I hope I didn't give her any virus. :- I'm going to head for bed.
Goodnight everyone.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on October 08, 2006, 06:02:45 pm

[color=Green]i haven't been here. i've been very busy and occupied. today i'm not busy and i can do whatever it is i want.

Rose, if you are allergic to chocolate, that would be awful. :( i'm sorry. i hope that is not the case.

Happy Belated Birthday, Lila! i hope you had a great birthday! :D

Rita, i hope you are not sick!

for those of you that are on here and have my email, can you email me just a quick "nothing" email. i'm on my laptop and i have no ones email address stored on it. i would like to store the addresses. thanks! :)

also, do you see my siggie? because i don't see it, which is weird. i see everyone elses, except for Celebrian's. mine and hers ??? technology makes no sense. :-\[/color]



Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on October 08, 2006, 06:35:21 pm

Hi Chowling! I'll send you an email. :)

My fever is gone now. So I guess I don't have a virus or anything. Last night my husband was thinking I had a kidney stone! I had some pain in my upper back. Thank goodness that is gone. :P

I've been so frustrated with my dis-organization at home. I lost a recipe that I had clipped out of a magazine. That just frustrates the bejeebers out of me! I must get more organized. I think I need that Fly lady. :-\

I can see your siggie Chowling. And it's beautiful.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on October 08, 2006, 06:48:02 pm

[color=Green]Rita, you don't need the Fly lady, you need me! but i don't live near you, darn. ;)
i'm glad you are feeling better. :)

thanks for the email. thanks for liking the siggie. i don't get why i can't see it. it's a weirdest thing. i can see it on any other machine. :-\[/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: jubeth on October 08, 2006, 06:51:34 pm

I am not sure if you still need to know but I can see your signature, it has a small picture of Elijah, an autumnal looking tree and a poem in yellow text.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: chuckie3d on October 08, 2006, 08:05:51 pm

Iíve had a busier than expected weekend, starting with a Friday evening wedding. While it was quite lovely, I found myself wondering how much this couple spent and kept thinking they should have used the money for a down payment on a house or something other than an expensive party. I enjoyed myself but couldnít help thinking it was money wasted; my husband told me to MYOB, but I couldnít control my train of thought. Does this happen to anyone else?

Nuke: Iíve never ďspokenĒ to you before but I hope the surgeries go well; it sounds like youíre in for a difficult time.

FMH: Jr. High Schoolerís are tough to deal with but hang in there because we need good teachers.

Can anyone tell me how to download a signature as I donít seem able to do it?




Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on October 08, 2006, 09:13:31 pm

Chuckie, do you have a siggie already that you want to use? is it already hosted on the net somewhere? If you'll let me know , I'll be glad to help you.

Oh, Rita, it's bad when your hubby finds you out! Is there anything I can do? I'm glad your fever's down.

Chowling, I used to do Fly Lady long ago. I'm afraid I rebel at the very idea of being that scheduled, but I'm sure she works well for someone more organized than I am. I see your siggie just fine.

Happy Belated Birthday, Lila!

Rose, you can't be allergic to chocolate! You just CAN'T!

Today, I decided to install Windows Vista on Samwise.
It's pretty but nothing works because there aren't enough drivers out there yet. I had to format and reinstall XP, but reinstalling all my programs will take awhile....


I better go install...

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nuke33 on October 08, 2006, 09:57:29 pm

Hi All! Wish me luck tomorrow! Think pretty smile thoughts for me ;D

Thanks chuckie :)

Feel better Rita :-*

OK, I must sleep *yawn*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on October 08, 2006, 10:04:58 pm

Good luck tomorrow Nuke! I'll think "prettier" smile thoughts for you, because I think you already have a pretty smile. :) Sleep well. :-*

Chowling, I wish you lived near me so you could help me get organized. I need help! :-\

Chuckie, I've thought the same thing at weddings before. I try to keep my mouth shut about it. Sometimes I can be too practical about money matters.

Hi jubeth, Rach, Rose, and everybody else. I'll be heading to bed soon. Another busy week coming up.


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on October 08, 2006, 10:14:51 pm

Hi all.

Chow-ling - I saw my siggie and yours just fine.

Rose - I hope you are not allergic to chocolate. I've been getting headaches sometimes after eating it too. Not always. But, I do need to watch out a bit. I wonder if that's another growing older thing. ::)

Rita - Glad you are feeling better today. I'm hopelessly disorganized too. :-\

Chuckie - I went to a wedding a couple fo years ago that cost between $400,000 and $500,000. I definitely had the same thought. Mind you, they still had the money to buy the mansion (which I didn't get to see - yet - unfortunately), so it's not so much the down payment thing, but still.

Rach - Good luck installing.

Nuke - Good luck tomorrow. I agree with Rita, your smile is already pretty, so we'll think "prettier" now. :D Let us know how it goes.

It's going to be a busy week. Then, my parents arrive Saturday at about lunchtime and hubby and I are off to the cities for the LOTR symphony. After we return we'll have my parents here and my son's b-day party to finish planning and actually have, so, I may be more scarce than usual. Just so you know.

It was 83 degress yesterday. Today was in the 50s. By Wed we're expecting a high of 34 and snow showers. ::)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on October 08, 2006, 10:19:35 pm

Celebrian, we will be 84 Thursday and 59 Friday. Very bizarre. Happy symphony, you lucky girl, and have a good visit with the parents!

Nuke, good luck, sweetie! It'll be tough, but I'm sure you'll be glad you did it in the end.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on October 08, 2006, 10:19:55 pm

[color=Green]nuke, i hope your surgery goes well. i'll be thinking about you. :) :-*

Rach, yes, i guess everyone can see my siggie except for me. i only see it every so often. very strange. ::) i think my laptop is possessed. or my internet connection is. i must make a note to call the cable company next week.

Celebrian, yours is the only other one i can't see. enjoy the symphony. :)

Rita, you should go to the bookstore and get a book on decluttering/organizing feng-shui style. i think that might help. :)[/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on October 08, 2006, 10:38:52 pm

The headache is gone so I am back. :D Next weekend I will try a bit of chocolate again and see if it gives me a headache. It could just be coincidence that I have gotten a bad headache the last two times I had chocolate. *crosses fingers*

Rita, glad you are feeling better today. I've been so frustrated with my dis-organization at home. I lost a recipe that I had clipped out of a magazine. That just frustrates the bejeebers out of me! I must get more organized. I think I need that Fly lady. Boy, can I relate to that statement. I am going nuts in my house right now. Nettie, any plans to come to the midwest any time soon? Rita and I need you!!! If you could organize my house, you would deserve a gold medal.

Chuckie, I have that kind of train of thought occasionally, too. :)

Good luck tomorrow, Nuke!! And you have my prayers.

Celebrian, you LOTR concert in less than a week away!!! I can't wait to hear all about it!! :D







Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on October 08, 2006, 10:51:55 pm

Thanks Rach, Chow-ling and Rose. :D

And, I am off to bed. "See" you all tomorrow.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on October 08, 2006, 10:57:12 pm

[quote author=Rose link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=975#msg1042327 date=1160361532]
The headache is gone so I am back. :D Next weekend I will try a bit of chocolate again and see if it gives me a headache. It could just be coincidence that I have gotten a bad headache the last two times I had chocolate. *crosses fingers*

I am going nuts in my house right now. Nettie, any plans to come to the midwest any time soon? Rita and I need you!!! If you could organize my house[/quote]

[color=Green]i'm glad your headache is gone. yes, let's hope it wasn't the chocolate.

that would actually be fun to do, to help people organize. maybe i should go into business for myself. if - or i should say when we have another FOFF, i will come help you. :)[/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on October 08, 2006, 11:03:55 pm

That would be great, Chow-Ling. :)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: frodomyhero on October 09, 2006, 12:11:07 am

Happy monday everyone!
Rose, so glad your headache is getting better. I would love if Chowling could come help me with my house... it is so full of STUFF. I need someone to just tell me NO and THROW stuff out.
Chow-ling. your siggie is beautiful... you still can't see it?? I wonder why.
That happened to me once and it just righted itself. Hope the solution will present itself soon.
Celebrian.. the anticipation must be really getting to you now. Have a GREAT time hearing that wonderful music. (I listen to it practically every day) Bring back lots of stories and photos.
Lila. So very sorry I missed your bd..... hope it was happy.
Oh Nuke... have a safe and not so stresful time tomorrow. Tell us all about it when you can.GL
Lovely Rita, sleep well and feel better tomorrow.
Off to bed. I didn't get to see ROTK . the final part tonight. We went to this restaurant and I had crayfish for the first (and last ) time. I do like shrimp, scallops and clams but not crayfish. It was interesting though.
Ate at a restaurant and looked out over the Hudson River. Very pretty view , especially with the family there.
Well good night everyone. "talk" with you tomorrow.
TTFN ;)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on October 09, 2006, 08:25:27 am

Chow-ling, you probably COULD build a business out of organizing for people! I watch a lot of HGTV (when I watch tv) and Clean House on Style and they always have professional organizers. I bet you could make a FORTUNE!

FMH, sorry about the crayfish. It's considered a delicacy here, but I don't eat it.

I found this nifty piece of free software that allows you to put any pic you want as a background to any file folder in Windows! I have the guys behind "My Documents" now but it's a little busy. I need to use just one of them. LOL This is a FUN little program called Windowspaper. You can find it by clicking on Windows Catalogue on your "All Programs" menu. (If you are running XP) It REALLY individualizes your computer and very easily.

I hope you all have a WONDERFUL day! I'll be thinking about Nuke in surgery....

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Lila_ Loamsdown on October 09, 2006, 09:38:22 am

Thanks so much for the birthday wishes, ladies!!!

This is Thanksgiving week-end here in Canada, so I haven't had a lot of time on-line, but I really appreciate the "Happy birthdays". It WAS a good day - I spent it with my family at my sister's place, doing the Thanksgiving thing as well. The kids made cards and posters and blew up balloons...it was so special. My daughter spent Sunday with her dad, so my husband and I just hung around alone at home together, which was really nice. ;D

Chowling, I am certain that you could make a living organizing people's stuff and lives..I had a friend who used to do it.

Nuke, I'll be thinking of you today. Owie. :(

Thanks, Rose, for remembering...

Rach, I am going to look for that program..it sounds fun.

Have a wonderful day, everyone! It is supposed to be lovely here today, just like yesterday...sunny and relatively warm. A perfect autumn day...and we need to enjoy these as much as possible, because winter is coming...brrr...

Dang..I hadda go and think about winter..where are my fuzzy slippers at anyway?

Lila ;D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on October 09, 2006, 04:36:21 pm

I ended up getting up a little before 3 with my daughter whose breathing rate was up so we were at the ER from 4:15 to 5:25. This was after I purposely went to bed a bit early last night to get a good night's sleep to start a busy week followed by an unusually busy weekend. ::) So, I'm pretty exhausted. I actually intend to lay down for a little while after I post here.

Happy Thanksgiving to the Canadians!! :D

FMH - Sorry you didn't like the crayfish. And, I'm not in anticipation mode yet actually, I'm so busy and exhausted right now that I can't even think that far ahead. except to stress about what I'm supposed to wear to the symphony and if I have anything that actually fits. . .

Rach - Glad you're having fun with new software. :)

Lila - I know what you mean about thinking about winter. We're looking at possibly snow (maybe mixed with rain) Wed and Thurs. We'll see. I'm not quite ready for winter yet. :o

Hi Rose and Chow-ling and anyone else who might be around. I gotta go lie down now.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nettie on October 09, 2006, 05:32:21 pm

[color=Green]Celebrian, what's wrong with your daughter? i hope she is ok!

Lila, i didn't know that is was Thanksgiving in Canada. is it similar to the US Thanksgiving? turkey and such?

frodomyhero, i don't think i ever had crayfish, so i don't know what that is like. too bad you didn't like your dinner.

i actually went to the FlyLadies website. it's kind of interesting. the one advise she has to go through the house and throw out 27 items is great if you have clutter. if you have lots, you should probably do that daily. however, if i did that, i would have nothing left. i feel very clutter-free. ;D

i giggled at her 11 commandments: #4 donít allow yourself to be sidetracked by the computer.

right! ::) ;)[/color]

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Lila_ Loamsdown on October 09, 2006, 05:58:45 pm

Oh Celebrian...doesn't it sometimes feel like the old "going to bed early to extra rest" thing is just ASKING for trouble?! I hope that you were able to get some rest, and that your daughter is doing better.


Chowling, yes Thanksgiving is much like it is in the US, although I think in the US it is a much bigger holiday...right up there with Christmas. I live in Quebec, and my french Canadian husband says that it isn't a very big deal with French Canadians. We were watching french news this am, and they made no reference to the fact that it was Thanksgiving Monday. You'd be surprised at how much difference there is between English and French Canadians, culturally.

Speaking of turkey, on Saturday morning, we had a flock of about 10 wild turkeys wander into our front yard from the corn field. You'd think they'd be hiding in a ditch or something on Thanksgiving week-end. Maybe these were the dare devils of the flock...

I went to the flyladies site a few times. They scare me. ;D Our house is very tiny, and so we are really trying to reduce clutter...I remarried last January and we moved here to my husband's house in June (long story) and a lot of my stuff is still at my ex's place. Apparently, this week-end, my daughter and my ex have been de-cluttering, as this week is the big item garbage pick up. Frankly, I am afraid to know what they threw out. My ex said that my daughter was a big help, encouraging him to toss out everything. Good girl. She hasn't caught her mother's pack rat tendecies. ;D

LOL

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on October 09, 2006, 06:46:19 pm

Lila, LOL about the turkeys! Happy Thanksgiving! I had a chat with a Canadian friend this afternoon

Chow ling, I used to do the 27 things, but after our recent yard sale, I don't think we have enough to do that every day. Once a week, maybe.... And I would tell her that I will be sidetracked by the computer any time I wish! So THERE! harumph

Celebrian, I'm sorry about your daughter. Is the dr not being much help? What does he/she think is causing this?

I have been installing stuff on Samwise all day but I think I'm getting close to having most of what I need. I hope so because I need to do some other stuff tomorrow. I have two stories to finish and edit and a house to keep up. I need to get a chunk done on my Christmas shopping.

GOtta run

Hugs,
Rach


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nuke33 on October 09, 2006, 09:05:31 pm

Just a quick post to let everyone know that my surgery went well. I kinda feel like I was hit with a Mack truck :-X, otherwise OK. My mom is here taking care of me and also my daughter has been great about getting me ice packs and drawing me pictures to cheer me up. Thanks for all the sweet notes and prayers :-* I'll check back in when I can.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on October 09, 2006, 10:23:00 pm

I'm getting ready to head to bed since I've been exhausted today. But, I wanted to pop in quickly here.

Nuke - Sorry about the Mack truck feeling, but glad surgery went well. I've been thinking about you.

Rach - This has only happened a few times so the doctor hasn't really said much. In fact, she's been out of the office some or all of the times so she hasn't even seen her having the respiratory problems that I recall. She might outgrow the problems. This time was much less severe than times in the past, so I'm hopeful.

Lila - ;D Yes, sometimes it does seem to be asking for trouble. I hope I'm not asking for trouble by collapsing in a few minutes here. I'm beat. I looked at Flylady fairly regularly for a while a couple of years ago, but not lately. I have tried to dump more stuff to reduce clutter and her stuff did help with that and a few other things.

Chow-Ling - My daughter's breathing rate last night was over 40 breaths per minute which is too high. In the past that has meant that she was wheezing and not getting enough oxygen and once we went to the ER and she got admitted overnight. This time, her oxygen was OK and she had a very slight wheeze that the doctor only heard when she coughed or blew out loud and not when she was just breathing quietly. But, I didn't know that until we went in. I hope that the nebulizer treatment and other med he gave her there will be enough to be done with this, but I have prescriptions for a home nebulizer and prednisone if we need it.

And, now goodnight because I've been exhausted almost to the point of non-functional today so I need to get some sleep before tomorrow.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on October 09, 2006, 10:46:55 pm

Celebrian, I hope you get some good sleep tonight, and that your daughter gets better soon. That must be scary to take her to the ER with respiratory problems. Hope the medicines help.

Nuke- *big hug* I hope your recovery is quick. That's great that your Mom and daughter are there to help you.

Lila- Happy Thanksgiving! We've had turkeys in our yard for a few weeks now. Today they were out on the road. They are so funny looking. ;D

Chowling, the Flylady says to throw out 27 things? Since my husband is the pack rat around here, how about if I just throw him out? Cut out the middle-man, so to speak. ;D :P Hehe. Problem solved. ::)

There was an incident at a nearby school today, involving a 13 year old boy and a rifle. It was in the town where my husband works. My kid's don't go to school there. The boy brought a rifle to school and fired it at the ceiling. He also had papers in his backpack about a bomb and was fascinated with the Columbine killings. It's scary. Our school may start having "intruder drills". :-\

On a lighter note, I was working with one of my students on categories. I asked him to name 3 planets. He said Earth, and Canada. ;D I don't think I actually ever convinced him that Canada isn't a planet. I had to hold back a huge giggle though. :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: magicdancer on October 09, 2006, 10:52:54 pm

Yikes! I let myself get behind here again. ::) I'll go read everything and come back....promise!


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on October 09, 2006, 11:03:42 pm

[quote author=Yeux de bleu link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=990#msg1042613 date=1160448774]
Yikes! I let myself get behind here again. ::) I'll go read everything and come back....promise!


[/quote]

Get busy, Yeux! There will be a test later. ;D ;)

Goodnight everyone!

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on October 09, 2006, 11:18:10 pm

Whew! I just finished a "Why I am a Sean fan" LJ entry a few minutes ago. My back hurts and my brain is mush and it was the most time consuming LJ entry I have ever done, but I am glad I did it. :)

Nuke, I was thinking about you and praying for you all day. I am glad your surgery went well and that your Mom and daughter are taking such good care of you. But I am sorry that you feel like you got run over by a Mack truck!

FMH, the restaurant over looking the Hudson River sounds lovely. Sidenote: Hudson was my last name before I got married.

Rach, the software sounds really neat. I so admire your computer skills. I would not even know how to use such software.

Lila, I am so glad your birthday turned out to be a good day. Happy Thanksgiving. :D

Celebrian, as I said on your LJ earlier, I am sooo sorry about your daughter's episode last night and on your lack of sleep. I hope you can catch up tonight.

Chow-ling, I should go through and get rid of 27 things every day! I would have giggled at #4, too. ;D I must check out her website!

Rita, as you know from my email earlier, I was really concerned when I heard on the news where the shooting occurred. I am glad that your family was not involved and so sorry that it was so close to you. LOL, about Canada being a planet. Lila, you didn't know you lived on your own planet did you? :D


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: jubeth on October 10, 2006, 10:15:56 am

I am really behind on reading people'e entries as I have been ill but I am glad that you have got through your surgery Nuke and that your family are taking care of you. I need to read the entries properly now.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on October 10, 2006, 02:44:57 pm

Jubeth, feel better soonest!

Nuke, I'm glad things are going well! I have said many prayers for you!

Yeux, it never works to let yourself get behind, as I am on lj....

Rose, you could use this. It's MEGA EASY!

Rita, a test????? ACK! I used to be ok with them until I took my computer training now...EEKKK!!!!!!
Canada as a planet. LOLOLOL I love it!

* waves to everyone else

I got a lot of Christmas shopping done this morning and am feeling a bit more on top of things. elk's and Penny's had really good sales and I found my SIL a cool little external hard drive at Best Buy!

I also found a photo printer for my dad's camera to give him for Christmas. The printer was normally $100. Target had it on clearance for $25!!!!!

Now THAT is a deal!

Gotta run. Making homemade pizza for supper!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: jubeth on October 10, 2006, 04:44:58 pm

I still haven't managed to catch up on all the entries, sorry.

Rach - Oh my, Christmas shopping already, that is so organized of you, I usually don't start mine until December.

Home made pizza? Do you make the dough and bases from scratch as well? Making your own pizza is pretty impressive, I just take mine out of the packet already cooked. :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on October 10, 2006, 04:58:37 pm

Well, I'm hypoglycemic so I'm not supposed to eat white flour. though I do occasionally.

I made a whole wheat crust and add my own toppings. My family has always liked it but maybe they just humor me.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: jubeth on October 10, 2006, 06:21:32 pm

[quote author=Storyteller link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=990#msg1042776 date=1160513917]
Well, I'm hypoglycemic so I'm not supposed to eat white flour. though I do occasionally.

I made a whole wheat crust and add my own toppings. My family has always liked it but maybe they just humor me.

Hugs,
Rach
[/quote]

I am sure they are not just humouring you, your pizza sounds tasty. :)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: frodomyhero on October 10, 2006, 09:13:12 pm

[quote author=Lovely Rita link=board=7;threadid=31032;start=990#msg1042612 date=1160448415]
Celebrian, I hope you get some good sleep tonight, and that your daughter gets better soon. That must be scary to take her to the ER with respiratory problems. Hope the medicines help.

Nuke- *big hug* I hope your recovery is quick. That's great that your Mom and daughter are there to help you.

Lila- Happy Thanksgiving! We've had turkeys in our yard for a few weeks now. Today they were out on the road. They are so funny looking. ;D

Chowling, the Flylady says to throw out 27 things? Since my husband is the pack rat around here, how about if I just throw him out? Cut out the middle-man, so to speak. ;D :P Hehe. Problem solved. ::)

There was an incident at a nearby school today, involving a 13 year old boy and a rifle. It was in the town where my husband works. My kid's don't go to school there. The boy brought a rifle to school and fired it at the ceiling. He also had papers in his backpack about a bomb and was fascinated with the Columbine killings. It's scary. Our school may start having "intruder drills". :-\

On a lighter note, I was working with one of my students on categories. I asked him to name 3 planets. He said Earth, and Canada. ;D I don't think I actually ever convinced him that Canada isn't a planet. I had to hold back a huge giggle though. :D
[/quote]

I have a thread "Are our schools safe?" on the Misc. section. If you don't mind I will refer the readers to what you've said here. Indeed , we are imploding in this country...... all these "officials" are having meetings to figure out how to deal with this..... but it's not an easy solution. Our society has to take a hard look at ourselves and what we prioritize , and children in schools are not one. If they were people would not allow the government to have us vote ONLY for education to pay taxes to. There is something really wrong with the richest nation in the world(?) and we have to have cookie sales for most of the programs.......... and now we're not even allowed to have cookie sales........ so how does one subsidize no money for programs????????? Ask our govt. and that's just one example of how our children aren't a priority in this country's government.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on October 10, 2006, 10:48:28 pm

Hi all. I can't respond to stuff right now. The "other shoe" in my messy committee situation dropped this evening and I'm still processing stuff. It was, not surprisingly, rather awkward, but I think maybe that it is OK. At least I hope so. I will also still have to deal with some of the aftermath despite the fact that at the moment I'd like to just throw up my hands and say To heck with all of it. I'm done.

Anyway, I'm going to go try to get some sleep. Goodnight everybody.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on October 10, 2006, 11:27:28 pm

Oh dear, Celebrian. :-\ I am so sorry that the other shoe fell. :( Good luck in dealing with all of it. I will be thinking of you and praying for you.

Rach, that is wonderful about your Christmas shopping. You do have a knack for finding good deals!!

Sorry not to comment on more. I am really tired and need to get to be on time for a change.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on October 11, 2006, 01:42:57 pm

Celebrian *hugs you hard. Sorry about the other shoe. Is there anything I can do to help?

Rose, get some rest. There's always tomorrow.

I'm trying to catch up here today. Been going the rounds with my son on the ram. We think we have finally decided what to order. I hope it works....

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on October 11, 2006, 10:30:57 pm

Thanks Rose and Rach. I am preparing something to send out about my stressful situation/shoe-thing and I hope that after that gets sent out (hopefully tomorrow since I am waiting for some feedback), that this will at least be about over. I've had more phone calls today than usual from friends wondering exactly what's going on since that has not been too clear so far. :-\

I'll be off to bed soon. I'm beat. Goodnight all! :D

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: deenan on October 12, 2006, 10:20:05 pm

kevin is just right for halloween yeux. i have mine ready to go, but i like to use it during the week leading up to halloween. ;)

sooo..... how is everyone? i'm cold! it snowed a little bit today. i'm so not ready for that now. :P

well, gotta run again. i really need to finish writing among other things.

hasta la vista baby :-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: frodomyhero on October 12, 2006, 10:20:11 pm

Wow....... it IS almost that time isn't it. Great Siggie.
Just wanted to pop in to. Will have to catch up on everything. Life has been just crazy....... hope everyone is well and safe and have a delicious friday.
:-*

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Kathleen on October 12, 2006, 10:28:10 pm

Great siggie, Yeux. I do love Kevin, just because I know he's not real. :-\

You got snow Deenan? It's very cold here tonight. But it will warm up a bit this weekend, up in the 70's during the day. That will be nice.

I need to catch up here too. I'll probably be back tomorrow to read a bunch of threads, including this one.


Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Rose on October 12, 2006, 10:52:54 pm

I see there has been some activity here! For some reason, I did not get a notice so I thought no one had posted here since I had!

Celebrian, I see you have not posted today. I don't think you posted in your LJ either nor have I heard from you by email. I hope I don't sound like I am trying to be your Mom, but that concerns me a little since not hearing from you at all is unusual. I hope everything is okay and that the "other shoe" is not making your life hectic and miserable. :-\

Ewww...scray, Yeux! :o *runs screaming from the computer*

Deenan, I can really relate to your note being ready for snow!! We had some flurries yesterday so I finally gave in and dug out our winter coats today. I had been putting it off in hopes that is would delay winter. It didn't work. :-\ Go figure.

Hi RAch, Rita, FMH and anyone else who has posted since I was here last.

Off to the Sean thread to see what I have missed there....

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: nuke33 on October 13, 2006, 04:11:32 pm

I don't have the energy to read every ones posts today :P Hope you all are doing well.
Celebrian-I hope things have improved for you :-\ You seem to have your share of stress these days. I'll send you some good vibes :)

Feeling a little better today on day-4 of my recovery. It's funny how much you can miss not being able to talk, even when your a generally quiet person like me. I'm learning to be very patient ::) I will be away this weekend in upstate NY, in Lake George. It's very beautiful up there, and normally one of my favorite trips, but this year I have to take the dreaded ex-husband with me. It's in our contract that he be allowed to come. Oh well. I'll just concentrate on having fun with my daughter and getting in some relaxation time.

Hugs and kisses to everyone. I'll email when I get back :)

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Storyteller on October 13, 2006, 04:22:03 pm

I'm not quiet, usually, but I'd hate not being able to talk. *hugs Nuke hard. Feel better soon, my friend. Have fun on your trip in spite of the husband. It'll drive him nuts. LOL

Rose, I'm not getting notices either, so like you, I thought no one was here. I wonder what gives?

Yeux, Kevin is VERY creepy. I've never been as into Halloween as some people are. I like creepy, but a different BRAND of the thing. Probably a result of having an older sister who made me watch Saturday afternoon horror flicks when I was really too young for them.

Deenan, we're still warm, sort of but we began to drop off a bit today temp-wise. I packed the lightest summer clothes away. BOY does my closet look empty!

A tip here: If you buy a suede jacket and want to change the buttons, TAKE IT SOMEWHERE! No amount of money is too much to pay to have someone do it for you. I finally spent the afternoon doing mine and my hands are now KILLING me.

Rita we are having a chilly weekend. I'm hoping I can wear the sude jacket for the first time which is why I did the buttons today. kevin gives me the creeps. I couldn't make it through the entire movie so I just worked my way through the Elijah parts. I have the world's weakest stomach.
*waves to everyone else.

*follows Rose to the Sean thread...

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: chuckie3d on October 13, 2006, 06:06:16 pm

Nuke: It sounds as if things went well for you and itís good youíre trying to relax. I know right where Lake George is; itís in a pretty part of the state.

Celebrian: I hope things are better for you with your daughter and with your stressful situation: hope the feedback you were expecting was of the positive sort.

Rach: How do you know what x-mas gifts to buy people? I used to buy gifts, but for the last few yrs have been giving gift cards; I ran across an unusual pocketbook this summer that I got for my sister which has sort of motivated me to start buying gifts again, but Iím not sure I want to do that for everyone.

Things have really been stressful at work, our first full week with a new computer system. Whew!

My youngest has Family Day at his school tomorrow so my hubby and I will rendezvous with him and my middle son tomorrow at his school. Really looking forward to this.

Title: Re:The "Old" Elijah Fans Thread -- Part 2
Post by: Celebrian on October 13, 2006, 06:32:24 pm

I'm too lazy and pressed for time to retype this, so this is copied from the comment box and my LJ:

OK. I'm going to try to take a few minutes to post here. I have been extremely busy with all of our normal activities, plus a couple of extra things this week. Then, on top of that I've spent a lot of time dealing with my situation (composing and responding to emails and talking on the phone with quite a few friends who have learned about this and wanted to know a bit more about it, but whom I hadn't told earlier because I was getting sick of talking about it). And now, I'll probably mostly or entirely disappear for almost a week because my parents arrive tomorrow (and the house is a mess EEK!), hubby and I are going away overnight to see the LOTR Symphony and then it will be my son's birthday a couple of days later. So, this message is to let you all know that if I am not around it is not because anything is wrong. It's just that real life is keeping me too busy to be online. I will be back though.

Rose - I appreciate your concern and that you noticed my absence. I really have just been BUSY! I think the wor