Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by ConfusedInPA, Nov 6, 2012.
ANd welcome home,
(to the lounge)
The last lounge thread has Kim's first lounge posting.
And one from Mikie,
and one I added , that is now the last one there.
I wrote it at the same time, that Diane must have been fixing this new one for us.
I'm tempted to move those last 3 posts on the last one,
to this one,
but I guess I'll leave them there.
This post is about posts. LOL
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Diane and Rock for getting me back to the Lounge.I was so aggravated I couldn't mess with it anymore.Kindle gets a weak signal sometimes.BIL got a new router so I couldn't ask any more of him.DS told me I could piggyback an additional router or a tin can and tin foil could work so no I'll just make do.
I got the flu the day before we moved so I watched the movers from the bed in the RV.What luck I have.Huz directed the move and sister that was coming back to Bradenton watched over me.
Kim that is the name I couldn't remember.You live in Indiana?DS and family live there.Mikie you are having more downs then ups since that fall it seems.Do you think that's true?Leah you got to wear the jammies you washed by hand?They are ok for you?
Living in Fl. is a much slower pace then Oh.People,contractors tell you tomorrow and it ends up being two days later even though you wasted time waiting for them.That might be a contractor thing.Huz said get used to it because we are just getting started.I like things to happen when they say it will happen.
See you soon.
Pam, it's sooo good to have you back! Glad you found some reception (did the tin can and foil work?? Lol. Did you post with your Kindle? I've still not tried that with mine. Just not the brainpower to figure it out...lol. Can't wait to hear all about the construction of 'our' house! Sorry you started the trip with the flu, but it's great that you feel better there.
Kim, welcome! I think we joined the same year, and I sure understand your pain. Can't wait to see if you feel better in Fla too. I've been dreaming of Az or Fl for years now. Kansas winds and cold do me in, but hubby would never let me spend money on a move, even if it meant I'd feel better. In the winter I've cried and even planned on going by myself, but the move would do me in.
Was good to see Barry here the other day. I've been reading and wanted to post, but have been too down to do so. Tomorrow will be a week of recouping from my few days away, and has not been good. Yesterday I woke feeling a bit better, and we managed to go vote. By the time we got home, I was back in bed.
Someone mentioned the sciatica pain (Kim?). Mine is getting so much worse. Hubby insists I have a pinched nerve, but MRI 5 years ago didn't show any problems. Of course I've had a few falls since then. Just gets so frustrating to go to the doc and made to feel psychotic
Watched the election returns in the middle of the night when I couldn't sleep. Other than that, nothing new to report. Hopefully I'll get back on here today to say hi to everyone I've missed this time. Hugs to all.
Special Hello's to Kim, and Jole and Pam!!
Also, of course, hi to everyone else!!
I'm glad to see these posts.
I'll come back when I can.
I'm glad to see so many posting. Leah, you are so good at greeting people and keeping us going.
Kim, again, so glad to have you with us. Hope our FL weather helps you.
Pam, so sorry you got the flu for the move. Hope you can stay in touch. I'm laughing about the foil and can. Hmmm, high tech stuff. Glad the FL weather is agreeing with you.
Jole, wish you could come down here. Our climate isn't for everyone but it certainly helped me, for the most part.
Diane, thanks for your good wishes. I am actually doing a bit better--getting out and about a bit. Glad you are doing better too.
I'm off my meds for my injection on Fri. It's supposed to be the last one. It's cold, for us, down here with a bit of a raw wind. I've had a bit of a cough but it started in the store this morning and I had to use my asthma inhaler. I don't think it will keep me from being able to get the injection but I have an office visit with the doc anyway so will go in. I have a bit of a headache but I can take acetaminophen. After using my inhaler, I felt a bit lightheaded and weak so went to the bakery and they gave me a cookie. They were probably thinking, "Sure, old lady, use an inhaler story to get a free cookie
I ended up not going to the condo mtg. yesterday but didn't miss much. I signed our checks at the budget workshop we held at the mgmt. co. this morning. Yesterday, Barb and I went to Bealls because it was Senior Day (15 percent discount) and they were taking 50 percent off clearance prices. Barb found a beautiful long skirt for her cruise for $9. Then, we checked out a new Chinese restaurant. It was awful. Our favorite ones are all closing. Yikes! We stopped in at the Home Place and then to Costco. That's a lot for me to be able to do in one day.
I kept the TV on all night til the wee early hrs. in the morning, thinking the election returns wouldn't be in until today. What a surprise that it was just about a done deal and I went back to sleep after turning off the TV. Today felt as though a weight was lifted off my shoulders now that all this election nonsense and ads are over. I thought I'd be exhausted but don't feel that bad. I did doze off and on last night but it wasn't good sleep because of the TV. I made the budget mtg. and stopped at Publix on the way home. I'm going to just veg today so the cleaning won't get done again for one more day. It's my DD's birthday so I called but got no ans. I hope her card got there yesterday or today.
Guess I'll get going, have some lunch and take a well earned rest. Hope everyone else is doing well and resting up too.
Nowhere near what NJ and NY have been dealing with,
but it is cold and windy here...and mixed precipt, tonight and tomorrow.....
and the computer does not like it. It keeps going on and off line.
Can't write a relaxing post, that way!
Pam, so sorry you were sick during your moving. Are you feeling any better from that part??
And yes, as was asked, an important thing is how is Lily doing?!
(Kim, that is Pam's doggie dear.
Jole, and Mikie,
I hope you are feeling a bit better ...each day.
I'll try to post this, then continue....
Back, I hope...for a few more lines...
Stayed up late last night, too...watching the tv, of course,
and today, both huz and I took good naps. So now I hope that puts us back onto the time zone that we changed into....we got back the hour(s) that were messed up from moving the clocks,
that sleep that we were supposed to get the night the clocks changed, but didn't. LOL
You all know what I mean. (or maybe not, since I am unable to word things better.
ANYthing that could mess me up,
does mess me up.
And anything I can manage to smile or laugh about, I must.
Yes, Mikie, it is good to get rid of the endless onslaught of ads for and against people and and ideas. whew!
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This topic is almost enough to start a new topic thread for. LOL
Yes, the new jammies I finally got,
after years of waiting, (to fill Kim in)
and not having a washer or dryer,
I have been hand-washing and hang-drying in the tub,
one single top or bottom, a day,
with some days off in between, due to it is hard work for me...
I am getting to wear some.
It's a nice pick-me-up.
They are soft and comfy.
They did shrink, but soft and stretchy and I did start with room to spare.
And 2 of them, the color ran....
but was caught,
and I wonder if they will do that each time,
but so comfy, I don't care. It is worth it.
So rare for me to get anything new.
Since becoming 99 % home-bound life-style.
It took decades for me to accomplish this...teaching huz how to buy me some p.j's.
Diane, Mikie and I did not buy ALL of them. We left a fwe pairs for you.
I hope you get some soon.
See, Kim,pick any topic, and just ramble.
All's wecome here at the lounge.
We are even allowed to talk to ourselves. LOL
Not sure if I or the computer is in worse shape. For the last several days
the darn thing has been going "chugga, chugga" line an old Model T. Today
it has superimposed an additional noise that sounds like "secretary, secretary."
The emphasis is on the "sec"!
Mayhap the computer is haunted by ghost of a celebrated racehorse.
Took Zippy for a walk. Was kinda nippy. Figured it was about 60 degrees.
Looked at the weather site when I got back. It had the weather for Costa
Mesa, CA. So I changed it back to Los Angeles at which point it started
posting in Celius. Will be 14 degrees tonight.
Gordon was home the last two days because his car no workee. He had it
reparied last Friday after it conked out on the freeway. A new distributor
was installed ($200). Conked out; towed again. New distributor had to
be replaced. Uff-da! Cars are a lotta trouble! On the other hand, or hoof,
horses are more trouble.
BTW, the car which gets blamed for polluting, was hailed as a great improvement when it replaced the horse. Big cities no longer had to haul
away tons of manure every day.
Lots of election new today. If you visit the Miami Herald site you can read
Dave Barry's election comments. They are from eight years ago, but still
Update: The computer has changed its tune. Instead of saying "SECretary"
it is now saying "Curious Johnny". Most peculiar.
Hugs to everydobby
I posted the above five minutes ago, but it did not appear here. I found the
missing post by going to my profile and looking under posts on the Health
Board. So that's where the missing post was. But it was not actually posted
on the Health Board.
As I said to my cousin in Virginia last week, "If I live to be 70, I'll never
understand computers." He e mailed me back: You're already past 70.
Some people have no sense of humor.
Going to try posting with my Kindle getting somewhat of a signal.DS told me I could go to youtube for the tin can tutorial. Thanks for asking about Lily.She adapted to the move the worst.SHE would lean up against us and seem so lost and confused.You could just see that she wanted to go home so badly.Much better this week.I take her for little walks and give her lots of attention.Sisters dog acts protective of her.He is older and senses how timid she is so he watches and keeps distance to not scare her.
It's cold, even down here in SW FL. Of course, that didn't stop us from sitting out on the balcony with our coffee. The condo downstairs is on the market and a realtor brought a couple through. I don't think they were impressed seeing us bums sitting outside like in the ghetto, with me still in my jammies and wearing a fleece robe. Also, the elderly woman who lived there made her husband clean every day with lysol. The smell is so acrid that when they open the door, it stinks to high heaven. The people came out with stinky-face looks on them. In addition, I haven't cleaned out some dead plants and flowers down in the stairwell atrium and it looks a wee bit unkempt. They have to walk by it going in and out. Finally, it's overpriced. I do hope they get their price, though.
Pam, despite the hardships right now, it seems you are coping beautifully. Hope Lily can relax and enjoy the adventure somehow. It's good you are walking her so she starts to feel the place is more familiar. Hope you are getting some rest.
Leah, no need to save some jammies for me. I got my share. If you wash them in cool water with a bit of salt added, it may help set the dye. I just throw all my dark stuff in the washer together and if something bleeds, it doesn't matter. I use Woolite for darks but my clothing still fades, even when washed in cold water.
Rock, so sorry to hear about the car. I HATE car trouble. Since my car is 10 yrs. old, I have AAA in case I need towing. Actually, I've used it for dead batteries twice now. Their service is well worth the cost of membership. A car shouldn't need a new distributor replaced unless it's defective. There may be something else in the electrical system causing them to burn out. Didn't they do a computer analysis on the electrical system before replacing it the first time? Did they check the cables? As you can tell, I don't trust mechanics. That's why I pay too much at the dealership.
I've come inside and am sitting here wondering what I want to do today. I usually rest around the time I get my shots but I am feeling a bit frisky with this cold weather and because I'm off my BP pills. Wish I could quit taking them but being tired is better than a stroke or heart attack. At least, that's what I tell myself. I think I could do a little light housework. I'll decide after I do the crossword puzzle, cryptogram and word scramble in the newspaper. Oh, that's after I have my lunch, my favorite shrimp salad from Costco. Mmmmmm!
Barb is replacing her old "sonic" clock which gets time from the atomic clock in CO. It tells the time, year, date, and the temps both inside and out. What a pain to set. I finally got it done. Then, we couldn't get the screw out of the outside sensor to put in batteries. One of the men in the hood managed to do it for us. Yea for men!
Hope everyone has a wonderful day. Half the day has already slipped away from me but I'm not concerned about it. Don't worry; be happy. Good advice!
...but we have our power so all is okay.
Very dark though...all day long.
your post made me smile and laugh.
Thank you for stopping by to cheer us!
PAM, glad you are able to post!
Sad that Lily has had a confusing time, adjusting.
I hope she figures it all out soon. Keep us posted on the both of you!
MIKIE, I hate to tell you but I wasn't suggesting saving some of the store's p.j.'s for you,
it was DIANE that still wanted to go get some.
BTW, I did try baking soda, which is probably the same effect as salt...I have not tested to see how it worked, but thanks for all of that advice.
I do seperate dark colors, but cannot seperate as much as I would, if I had our own washer.
It's all okay though. I'm not concerned about it.
Any new jammies are worth any minor difficulty.
Hello, to every one of you!
Diane, I know I'm a hick from the sticks, so what the heck is Jicama?? When I was growing up, if we didn't grow it, we didn't eat it.....lol.
Rock, wonder which caused the most pollution, the car or the horse? Cattle are reallly bad for the environment, so I've read, but I doubt we get rid of them.
Love seeing you stop by, Pam, and appreciate the time you're spending to get to us by Kindle!
I checked online for your jammies, Mikie, and can't find them. Glad you and Leah are all decked out. Leah, are yours warm? I need something warm as sweats, but I don't find sweats all that soft 'n comfy.
We've lost over half our cats/kittens. So has one of our neighbors. There haven't been any coyote hunters out for years in our area, but this summer's drought must have made the coyotes tamer (or more desperate). We've had them in our yard several times, and our neighbor (5 miles from us) told hubby he had one that would come up on his porch at night. Caught him 3 times, and the 4th time his gun came out. One less to get his cats.
Things are strange for me. Pain has been so bad lately, during the day I would go to the doc in a second if I thought it would help. Then around 9 pm I feel better for a few hours. Of course, by that time I have no energy to do anything. It's been 10 years for me, and I still mourn my old life. Who would have ever thought that feeling human would be such a powerful thing?
Hi to everyone I've missed, and hugs to all.
I'm up just waiting to shower so I can go get my injection. This time change has me all confused but I actually seem to be sleeping better.
Leah, sorry 'bout that. I misread your post. Someone sells a sheet you put into the wash and it absorbs any color in the wash so one can wash darks and colors with lighter clothing.
Jole, you may have seen jicama in the store and not realized what it was. It looks like other root vegetables. Like a round ball. It can be sliced and eaten raw with a dip. I didn't think it had much taste, kinda like a raw potato. It's a Spanish word so the J is pronounced as an H. Like Hicima. I'm sure there are a lot more uses for it, probably recipes online.
Hmmmm, I haven't looked online on Target for the jammies. The thermal and flannel ones at the store were on sale. The flannel is relatively thin. The thermal ones are lightweight too. It doesn't get that cold here so I can't say whether or not they are warm. That's so sad about the cats and the coyotes both. Is there development going on there which is destroying wildlife habitat or has the drought caused it? We now have racoons that are so bold they come out during the day to forage in our dumpster. They leave bones under cars and when the cars drive off, the dogs being walked try to get to the bones. Fortunately, everyone here puts their dogs on leashes.
I know what you mean about still mourning the old life. I've been sick a long time and feel that most of the time, I've reached acceptance; however, lately, I've been in a funk. After all I've been through, including the peptide injections, here I am, still too exhausted to do much. I'm going to talk to the doc today to see if we can figure out what is going on. All my other symptoms are gone and I'm thankful for that. When I get like this, I think, "Is this all there is and all there is going to be from now on?" Most of us don't get better as we age. This may be the best I'll ever feel. I am thankful for all my blessings and for the good the shots have done. I need to pray and meditate to get out of this funk.
I'll probably just rest when I get home. I'll let y'all know tomorrow how it's going. My prayers go up for everyone.
I hope the Dr. Has some answers for you Mikie.Sis is off today and BIL wants to take us to Old Town in Orlando.Shops?This chilly weather is giving me the same aches and pains I had in Ohio.Good news is it will warm up.Hope you all have a nice day.
Okay, gang. I'm going to change my attitude! (I say this on a day that I feel pretty good for a change...lol) It seems I do well when I feel 'well', but can't do it on a bad day.
But today is it! My life is starting over. I've found out that my sis (with ALS) now has approx. 50% loss of the muscles in her arms, legs and feet, and it is starting in her neck. She continues to live her life as best she can, and sets such a good example of attitude that it puts me sooo to shame! (Not that she doesn't have down days, who wouldn't?) But it never shows to her family. We talk on the phone fairly often and there's nothing we don't say to each other. Yet our conversations always end on a positive note, usually with her laughing and telling me the latest joke she's heard.
So no more whining from me (so I say today), to anyone in my family. My one DD calls every day to see how I'm doing, and she's going to hear a loud 'Great' from me every time. No need for me to inject my distress on her, and if I can make this work, I won't be in distress.....hopefully.
Sorry for the book, but if I write it down maybe I'll remember it tomorrow...lol.
Leah, especially thinking of you and your 'attitude and gratitude'.
Today we may go grocery shopping, and I'm going to be greatful and not worry about what others think as I hobble along Why do I worry about what others think? It's my life, after all. And tomorrow I'll be greatful for my bed.
Diane, there you go again! Haven't heard of kohlrabi either...lol. Our small town grocery store has nothing but the basics. Tomorrow I'm going to fix a huge pot of chili and have some frozen in meal-size containers, and one large container. Kids are coming home for T-day and I need to get started in advance. Going to buy things I need for dressing and get that done to freeze soon. Turkeys are easy, as is ham. Kids are furnishing the rest, thankfully. There's always enough food left over for another two days. They all love to make salads and desserts, and have the opportunity to get all the last-minute items they need....and a veggie tray.
Mikie, will be looking for an update from your doc.
Pam, hopefully the weather will change for you soon.
Rock, Gordon's car fixed yet?
Barry, missing you! Hugs to all (and hope I didn't miss anyone!)
Lean and learn...
I like that as well as attitude and gratitude.
But gosh, don't give me so much credit, I get down all the time still, also. Even after many years of this struggle.
And Jole, Mikie, Diane, and Pam,
I know it's hard and feels awful and discourageing, when we get down, but I'm a beleiver in trying to accept even that, and just go with it, when we feel it strongly.
When we do feel down about our losses and inabilities and sufferings, sometimes, we can fight it off some days, by deciding to,
but sometimes, (and especially on a bad pain day!)that is so hard that it seems best to just let it come, and then go, when it does...like a wave, just going by, I tell myself.
It will go by....
not the difficulties, but the emotions, the extra hurt, the hardest moments, or days, of mourning over them.
The greif comes and goes, in intensity.
Sometimes we can control it somewhat, but sometimes we can't and that's okay too.
And sometimes it helps a lot to admit how we poor we feel, to ourself and maybe someone else, and to share and vent with those we know are okay with it.
Though Sometimes it is better to focus instead on something that is actually going well and whatever positives we can find.
So don't compare to what others manage, even though your sis is definitely extremely amazing and inspiring, Jole.
But we can't all be the same.
Hope you all know what I mean.
I'm not putting any idea down,
other than, I just can't be positive attitude all of the time, and I don't want myself or anyone measureing themselves and not feeling they are good enough.
We are each doing our very best, that is obvious around here!
I do go back to gratitude, as soon after grief as I am able to.
I don't think I'm quicker than any of you.
Actually, Mikie seems to find it easier than I do. I work at it and practice it, but still fall right out of it, fairly often.
About the P.J.'s, and
JOLE's questions..... yes, I found mine at Target , too, and they are online there, too.
Soft and comfy, but no, not very warm or heavy. As Mikie said, mediumweight and lightweight.
They are not like the heavy warm thermals or flannels or jersey even, that used to be common.
I find my sweats are best when I need that, or a robe on top.
Diane, I know what you mean, I have had that trouble with produce too...even expensive....it's a big disappointment.
Hello to each one of you!
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It's a cold and gloomy day here in "Emerald Triangle", so called because of all the pot that is grown around here. I google-earthed my area and was stunned by what I saw. Ah well, times they are a changin' ain't they?
Jole, I had a bad bout of sciatica after twisting my back while cutting out a juniper about three yrs. ago. I got an MRI and the neurologist wanted me to have lower back surgery. No thanks. I do a series of back stretching and then forward and down to touch my toes. I now seldom have that pain. And if I do have a twinge, I take a couple of ibuprofen. Sorry you've been down.... me too. But sure am glad your feeling more up today!
Diane, I like jicama ok but seldom buy it. Same with daikon, which to me is very similar in flavour and use. We always have arugula in our salad, along with a couple kinds of lettuce -- redleaf and romaine -- and radicchio when we can get it. I like kohlrabi too, and parsnips and brussel sprouts and all other winter veggies! I gotta get a butternut squash.
Mikie I hope your energy levels rise.... And I hope your doc visit goes well. I know that we are all interested in what he has to say. Raccoons can be a real pain in the butt. Around here we have to watch out for trash that the ravens drop from their perches. Chicken bones, moldy bread, etc. The neighbours just throw their organic garbage out rather than composting it, which is what most of us do. anyway, these neighbours live on the top of the hill, so the ravens pick up trash from their middens and swoop down here and perch in the large fir trees on out property and drop stuff that we have to be careful the dog doesn't get. Pain in the butt.
Pam -- glad your trip to Fla is complete. Are you exhausted? I sure envy your new weather! I thought your house was already built! Will you have a view?
Leah, Rock, and Kim, hello to y'all too. Hope your car is fixes, Rock. Broken cars give me the heeby-jeebies.
I need some soup,
Love to all,
Great to see you, Barry.
Butternut squash is one of my all-time favorite foods.
So tasty, good texture, and lovely color!! (I mean colour for Barry.
Plus it is yummy...easy to digest and even nutritious.
Barry, or Richard, please pass the soup.
We've decided on menudos (canned and too salty---but emergency rations ha ha)--with a handful of arugula thrown in to wilt. I like to make my own menudos or other tripe dishes but haven't seen any tripe in our market for a while. They may have some in their freezer -- I'll have to ask next time I'm there. I found out that that was where they were hiding the sweetbreads a few years ago!
Love to all.
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