tkradtke
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tkradtke

Smokin' the place up, Female, from Chicago

DRAMA... Clara's phone was stolen at dance tonight. Finally tracked it down and my husband & Clara are on their way to pick it up. May 11, 2017

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    1. tkradtke
      tkradtke
      DRAMA... Clara's phone was stolen at dance tonight. Finally tracked it down and my husband & Clara are on their way to pick it up.
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      3. tkradtke
        tkradtke
        @bestcee The quote from the mom "I don't know how she keeps finding these things that I have to find the owners of, but she does".
        May 12, 2017
      4. bestcee
        bestcee
        Seriously?!?!? Triple UGH! What is she going to say when the kid goes to jail? I don't know why the state wants to take care of her, but they do.
        May 13, 2017
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      5. tkradtke
        tkradtke
        It was strange when Jeff picked it up... they seriously acted like their daughter did us a favor by "finding it"... it was on a high shelf, under her backpack with a portable charger attached... she didn't just find it.
        May 13, 2017
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    2. tkradtke
      tkradtke
      Getting ready to leave to meet up with Sara @Tree City!!
      1. Tree City
        Tree City
        LOL, I just hopped on here to say that we met up! It was so great to meet you! And Stan's was yummy. :)
        Apr 18, 2017
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    3. tkradtke
      tkradtke
      Teen girls and liquid limits in carry on baggage don't mix.
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      3. tkradtke
        tkradtke
        @Tree City They're "solving" this by having one checked liquids bag :-/ Must haves are in their carry ons, extras are in the checked bag... that way if it gets lost, they'll still survive. Teen girl logic.
        Apr 12, 2017
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      4. enjoyyourpix
        enjoyyourpix
        no they don't!!! good problem solving!!!
        Apr 13, 2017
      5. MrsPeel
        MrsPeel
        another airport stressful thing for us to go through, not much for the liquid but the amount of tablets in hand luggage and metal in my hips LOL
        Apr 13, 2017
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    4. tkradtke
      tkradtke
      You know you're off to a great start when you're yelling @ your daughter that she's going to be late, then realize that she's already gone.
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      2. tkradtke
        tkradtke
        I seriously went downstairs just long enough to change laundry to the dryer. Came back up, saw the time and started yelling... then noticed the empty oatmeal bowl and the missing shoes. Oops!
        Mar 30, 2017
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      3. enjoyyourpix
        enjoyyourpix
        that's hilarious!!
        Mar 30, 2017
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      4. Teri
        Teri
        I am often getting after my kiddos in the morning to get their shoes on...only to look at their feet and see they have shoes on. Glad I am not the only one who does such things.
        Mar 31, 2017
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    5. tkradtke
      tkradtke
      Being able to have warm cookies delivered is the best thing ever... it is also the worst thing :-/
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      3. umyesh
        umyesh
        We have something like this by me and I'm trying very hard not to order any haha
        Mar 25, 2017
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      4. bestcee
        bestcee
        That's awesome. And i can see not awesome.
        Mar 25, 2017
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      5. Tree City
        Tree City
        This whole Insomnia thing is making me miss living in Ann Arbor. I went to Insomia only a couple times and never had them delivered. I should have! *nom nom nom*
        Mar 25, 2017
    6. tkradtke
      tkradtke
      Why do I never see my typos until AFTER I've posted my layouts??
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      2. Juliestcyr
        Juliestcyr
        Yup. AND, I have a job that involves a lot of proofreading. Sometimes I tell myself the typos are just there to be keepin' it real.
        Mar 14, 2017
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      3. tkradtke
        tkradtke
        I don't know what's wrong with me! I read them over and over and run spellcheck before saving for the web. But... I think that until I post them I'm reading them through my eyes, so I read it how I meant it to be. Once posted, I read through other people's eyes and that's when I notice them.
        Mar 14, 2017
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      4. Juliestcyr
        Juliestcyr
        I find it helps to literally change what you are looking at. If you type it up in word, put on the "p"-sign, to see all the spacing and edit. Or, change the font, size and colour of what you are looking at. It will seem like all new text.
        Mar 14, 2017
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    7. tkradtke
      tkradtke
      Watching the documentary Minimalism... looking for inspiration for the 40 bags in 40 days challenge.
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      3. tkradtke
        tkradtke
        @bestcee it is! I don't think watching it was life changing for me but it gave me a lot to think about... it's more about what comes into your home vs purging.
        Mar 4, 2017
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      4. tkradtke
        tkradtke
        It's just on my mind as my parents deal with cleaning out my grandmother's house. The burden of "stuff".
        Mar 4, 2017
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      5. tkradtke
        tkradtke
        The 40 bag in 40 days is a different thing. I'll send you that link if you want.
        Mar 4, 2017
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    8. tkradtke
      tkradtke
      Happy Paczki Day!
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    9. tkradtke
      tkradtke
      Getting ready to start week 47 of my 2016 Project Life book.... almost there, have to stay motivated.
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    10. tkradtke
      tkradtke
      I'm in desperate need of a shower! Hopefully Clara will be discharged soon!!
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      3. bestcee
        bestcee
        Is she ok?
        Feb 15, 2017
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      4. tkradtke
        tkradtke
        @bestcee Appendicitis and appendectomy on Tuesday. She seems to be doing really well. They caught it super early. My only paranoia now is that she's been asleep for like 10 straight hours. I'm sure she's just catching up on all of the sleep that she's missed, but it makes me nervous since she never sleeps like this.
        Feb 16, 2017
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      5. bestcee
        bestcee
        Sleeping is good usually. Dh always says that's when the body heals the most!
        Feb 16, 2017
    11. tkradtke
      tkradtke
      My MacBook is making noise, I'm pretty sure MacBooks shouldn't make noise. This isn't good.
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      2. tkradtke
        tkradtke
        @scrappyjedi - a rattling humming type of noise. It has stopped and I was able to get everything backed up. But I'm thinking that things aren't magically fixed... sigh.
        Feb 9, 2017
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      3. scrappyjedi
        scrappyjedi
        That actually sounds like the cooling fan and not anything that would be terribly expensive to repair. If you have a newer MacBook, then your hard drive is an SSD and the fan should be the only moving part. If the fan stops completely, then your system could overheat, though.
        Feb 9, 2017
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      4. tkradtke
        tkradtke
        Thanks for that info @scrappyjedi! My macbook is probably four years old. The battery is shot on it and I have been meaning to take it in, but I wanted to make it through MOC first! However, my husband did say to just start looking at new ones though :-)
        Feb 10, 2017
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    12. tkradtke
      tkradtke
      Just got my $60 in Fantasy Football winnings (totally forgot it was coming!)... off to the store to see what kits I *need*!
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      2. LoveItScrapIt
        LoveItScrapIt
        WOW awesome
        Jan 15, 2017
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      3. Tree City
        Tree City
        Tracie, my parents have decided to do a family vacation to Disney... so hurry up and post pics with what you bought to enable me lol! :)
        Jan 15, 2017
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      4. tkradtke
        tkradtke
        @Tree City Disneyworld? You're going to need it all!! So jealous... Clara is going to Disneyworld without me in March. I have started a few pages for my Disneyland book during MOC, but not too many yet (they're my 8.5x11 pages).
        Jan 15, 2017
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    13. tkradtke
      tkradtke
      In need of an extra dose of patience... at the post office renewing my daughter's passport.
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      2. tkradtke
        tkradtke
        @Juliestcyr That's great that kids can apply and renew by mail! Children have to appear with both parents (or with additional paperwork if only one can come) to apply and renew until age 16 (strange age since everything else here is 18). After 16, they have to appear in person to get their passport and after that they can renew by mail.
        Jan 3, 2017
      3. tkradtke
        tkradtke
        I don't entirely understand it all... the guy was trying to explain it all to me today. Until 16 they're somehow attached to the parents' passports, after 16 they're on their own which is why they have to do it in person one more time (almost like a new passport, I guess).
        Jan 3, 2017
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      4. tkradtke
        tkradtke
        Our driver's license place (DMV) had gatekeepers of sorts that rejected everyone without proper paperwork right off the bat before they got too far. That way everyone who got to a "real" line had everything ready to go. Still took forever though.
        Jan 3, 2017
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    14. tkradtke
      tkradtke
      Loading up for 5 hours in the car when I would much rather be working on MOC.
      1. MrsGaramer
        MrsGaramer
        Last year we took a road trip in the middle of MOC too. I kept a notebook with me and drew out my design ideas so I could still keep it on my brain. Worked out pretty well. Safe travels!!
        Jan 2, 2017
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      2. tkradtke
        tkradtke
        @MrsGaramer You're so disciplined! We just had the one drive home today... I'm not sure I could have kept up if we were gone longer. I did enjoy working through my layout in my head while we drove though!
        Jan 2, 2017
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    15. tkradtke
      tkradtke
      I'm "stuck" today... I want to scrap, but afraid I'll use up photos that would be perfect for a MOC challenge. :-/ One more day...
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      2. jenn mccabe
        jenn mccabe
        you are so cute! hopefully you can organized and have some ideas ready - just a few more hours. <3
        Dec 31, 2016
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      3. jesskab
        jesskab
        Yep, story of my month!
        Dec 31, 2016
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    16. tkradtke
      tkradtke
      My son had to translate a cookie recipe from German and make the cookies for extra credit... I think he needs to work on his German LOL!
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      3. tkradtke
        tkradtke
        There are lots of photos to scrap! He had to take them to prove that he didn't just buy the cookies. I told him that taste alone proved that he didn't buy them... no bakery would stay in business selling cookies that tasted like that! lol!
        Dec 23, 2016
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      4. Tree City
        Tree City
        This cracks me up! The taste, though? Das tut mir Leid.
        Dec 23, 2016
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      5. berniek
        berniek
        Hahaha this made me laugh! Most German baked goods are actually really good though. My opinion. But then I buy them in a bakery or my German relatives bake them. He was probably also messing around with different measurement standards? I know from experience that making mistakes there can do a lot of bad things, even though I was obviously working the other way around.
        Dec 27, 2016
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    17. tkradtke
      tkradtke
      Procrastinating. My parents are due here in about 4 hours and I still can't see the guest room bed due to my daughter's closet clean out.
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      2. MrsPeel
        MrsPeel
        at least yours is because of a clean out...I can't see my daughter's bed, floor, or any surfaces of her bedroom due to her war zone/laziness/procrastinating .... LOL
        Dec 20, 2016
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      3. MrsPeel
        MrsPeel
        hope you have a great time wth the family!!!!
        Dec 20, 2016
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      4. bellbird
        bellbird
        i use washing baskets for this - yeah it looks like i have a ton of laundry sometimes but hey at least it's off the bed and not making me stressed - and good on her for cleaning it out!
        hope you're enjoying family time!
        Dec 20, 2016
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    18. tkradtke
      tkradtke
      Glitter always *seems* like a good idea.
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      2. MrsPeel
        MrsPeel
        LOL I feel your pain!!!!!!
        Dec 18, 2016
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      3. tkradtke
        tkradtke
        I didn't even have actual glitter... but my daughter bought a tube of Christmas balls for our tree that were glitter covered and I bought a set of gift card holders that were glitter covered. Just those few items and there is glitter everywhere!
        Dec 18, 2016
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      4. bestcee
        bestcee
        It does, doesn't it? And then it multiplies when you aren't looking, and gets stuck to everything!
        Dec 18, 2016
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    19. tkradtke
      tkradtke
      Seem to have Holiday ADD... too many things going to successfully focus on getting any one of them done!
    20. tkradtke
      tkradtke
      Overwhelmed by the Christmas scrapping stuff I need to do (our card and a gift album) that I can't get started!!
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