Happy Valentine's Day!

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by gb66, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Happy Valentine's Day to all! I hope you have a great day with lots of flowers, candy, and beautiful cards! :)
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2015
  2. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB

    I hope you had a nice V. Day yourself. I did have flowers, candy and cards.
    Well, sorta. Gordon has 500 orchids in the back yard. I found a Halloween
    sized Milky Way bar in the fridge. And I played a game of solitaire on
    the computer.

    I sold my 27 year old Toyota last month, so I couldn't get outta the house to
    buy a card for Gordon. Been thinking about making one for a couple days.
    Sat down at the computer at 2AM this morning. My unconscious had
    apparently been working on this project as the following popped into my

    Won't you be my Valentine?
    'Cause I think you're really fine.
    You've such a handsome, winsome look.
    Now Please! Put down that dim sum book.

    If this verse were being studied in an English class, the teacher would
    point out that Gordon is Chinese ( grew up here) and collects
    cook books. Also makes excellent dim sum which are dumplings.

  3. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, Well, candy is candy. That counts. I received cards, candy, flowers. Kudos to Hallmark, Godiva, and the local florist. Oh and to my husband too. :)

    In 2009 we bought an online card making program from Hallmark. It's one of the best investments I've ever made.
    I make cards for hubby and for the little grandkids and ggrandkids. There's a good variety to choose from and the progam is easy to learn. I was so frustrated not being able to go out and shop for cards. Problem solved!

    I'm sad tonight because someone on my diabetes message board died last Tuesday and we just found out. I don't post much on there like I do on this board, but I do read every day. She is the 4th one on that board to pass in the last year. It makes all other problems pale by comparison. So sorry for her family.

    She had a massive coronary, totally unexpected, as she wasn't aware of a heart problem. She took excellent care of her diabetes. It's hard to understand. GB
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2015
  4. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hey, GB

    Congrats on a lovely V-Day. Kevin is a romantic.*
    You know, we used to have a card making program. I had forgotten
    all about it. Was back when I was first learning about computers.
    Early 80s, I guess.

    Yup, diabetes is a killer. It's on the top ten lists of deadly illnesses
    in this country. I have it and two others: Alzheimer's and I forget the
    other one. Oh yeah, cancer (prostate). Gordon's brother died of
    diabetes about 25 years ago.

    "It's hard to understand." Could probably put that on everybody's
    tombstone. Religion and philosophy been struggling with that
    problem since the dawn of mankind.

    Here's a Valentine's joke I found on a humor site. Probably should
    have been labeled 'Jokes for Kids'.

    What did one oar say to the other?
    "Can I interest you in a little row-mance?"

    *In music, the romantic period began in 1820 and ended in 1910. Or
    roughly Beethoven to Mahler.

  5. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, Don't know who Kevin is!

    I guess when I was diagnosed with diabetes 4 years ago I didn't really know much about it. I didn't realize it was so deadly.

    I do keep a close watch on my blood glucose, my A1C is always 6 or under. It seems that heart problems are the thing that you have to watch out for.

    Sorry to hear you have so many ills. It's not fun growing older. It's like walking backwards. Now I'm an infant again? Need to be taken care of? I'm not liking this so much. :) GB
  6. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Oops! Another erratum. Alzheimer's has pretty much cured me of being a
    perfectionist. Just make mistakes all day long now. Kevin is Diane's
    hubby. Pretty sure anyway. That reminds me. Remember when
    people had secret pals that would send greeting cards? Hadn't thought
    of that for years.

    Gordon has to do a lotta stuff for both of us now. And he keeps track of
    my meds and orders new ones and picks them up. I don't write
    checks anymore. Make too many mistakes, so he does that.

    I used to do that blood testing for diabetes, but after a little over a
    year, I couldn't get enough blood to test. The only good site was my
    arms. But the puncture spot turned into a brown mark, and I
    didn't like that so I quit. My tests were always the same result

    You're right. Growing old is wretched. I think a good plan would be
    that everyone live in perfect health and then die at 70. I have
    mentioned this to some people. All but one thought that was a
    terrible idea.

    Did you get any sleep? I usually get some rest. Couple hours anyway.
    Then am up the rest of the night.

    As Patsy said, Sweet Dreams.

  7. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    I thought I'd seen the name Kevin on here before, just didn't know whose he was!

    I have to write all my meds down to keep track of them. I never can remember when or if I took them if I don't. :)

    My doctor does the A1C test every 6 months, along with the cholesterol, etc. I don't do at home testing as much as I used to. It's usually a pretty good number though.

    A better idea is to live to 90 in perfect health. I could go for that. My grandmother was 96 but her health was not good the last few years. All in all she was healthy most of her life.

    I sleep all afternoon usually, and part of the evening. Then I take a nap in the am. It's a stupid schedule.

    Our weather is not so nice right now. During the night the wind chill was 0 degrees. Winds are up to 30 mph. I have several adult grandchildren that live in Boston. Wouldn't want to be there. They seem to be making an adventure out of all the snow! GB