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Coffee Talk - General Chit Chat    Off-Topic Chat

Started 2/2/20 by Misha (MISHAMISHA); 58446 views.
Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


judyinohio said:

That's why I have been showing forum members how much fun a person can have creating with polymer clay.

I'm doing the same thing with paper crafts: card making and scrapbooking.  Both serve a useful purpose,  feed my need for creating something from nothing and having it be pretty, and last beyond my lifetime.

I've now stockpiled a modest (compared to some) inventory of stamps, dies, paper, inks, machines, and sundry supplies.  Using my quilting experience as reference, I realize that I really do need to **use what I have** instead of constantly buying MORE!  NEW! stuff.  :-)

In reply toRe: msg 23

From: Midkid5


How to make some ones day. Dial an old phone number.

I have been working on our family history.  Last week I was at mom's and she had finally found a letter from her cousin that I wanted to see. The letter was written in 2005. At the end of the letter was the cousin's address and a phone number.  I stepped out of my comfort zone and called the number, it still belonged to her cousin.  They both enjoyed a lengthy conversation after 15 years of o contact and I have permission to call this cousin to pick her brain regarding some of my great aunts. 


Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


whoohoo!! that was fun...its nice when those kind of serendipity things happen!!


From: bornblesse2


Yea for dialing that number!  We resentLy met a whole branch of DHs family and while I wasn’t scared, I did wonder how I would do.  I don’t know enough family history to even ask conversation questions.

turned out I had nothing to fear!  They were ecstatic to meet us and immediately made us family!  Even spouses were loving, gentile (not a word I use, but fits this family!) and we all talked about ourselves to get to know each other!  So glad we did!  We will go back!

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


How fantastic to be able to resume old relationships seamlessly!

and how *terrific* to have another brain to pick with respect to family stories and memories!  oooooooh!   And she might have new photos for you!


definitely a blessing that you've found another creative outlet that doesn't cause pain and gives you joy.  Hobbies are wonderful things.  And it's good to have a couple.  Does organizing and cleaning out things count?  I find though I don't have time for sewing right now, it makes me feel better to do a little bit of cleaning.  I know, weird.  My life is so chaotic at work, it's nice to have a little bit of order at home.  We've recently started remodeling the house, so that doesn't help matters.


From: latterberry


How great that you got to get together with a bunch of his cousins.  Bet you don't get to see each other often.


From: latterberry


Remodeling a house sounds quite chaotic!  Didn't you do some remodeling not that long ago? like a bedroom or something?   I thought so but I could be having one of my many senior moments 


From: judyinohio


Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said:

Does organizing and cleaning out things count? I find though I don't have time for sewing right now, it makes me feel better to do a little bit of cleaning. I know, weird.

Not weird.  My DH finds cleaning the greatest relaxer.  We've been married for 54 years and over the decades I have bought him many, many vacuums because he loves to sweep floors, etc.  Shop vacs, floor vacuums, etc. are his best "toys" and he loves getting a new one for a Christmas gift.

I'm the organizer, he's the cleaner.

Yes, we added on a master suite in 2014. Now starting on the old part. Took out paneling and carpet. Putting in tile in the den, replacing tile in kitchen. And eventually refacing cabinets - new doors and refinishing.