New Lounge 149 Open For Business

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Mikie, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    I just left the 30th post on #148 so thought I'd start a new Lounge. C'mon in and get comfy.

    Love, Mikie
  2. Granniluvsu

    Granniluvsu Member

    Wasted so much time on the Porch. Had to write another post there as the first one disappeared into Never Never Land or cyberspace. If you wish go over there and check it not. Nothing to exciting really though.

    Today especially another afternoon and evening will be a very busy one with singing at aassisted living/nursing home this afternoon and then to chruch for Holy Thursdsy Mass. That will be a busy one ! Then Good Firdya and Hold Sat (Vigil). Tht one is VERY long. Wonpt go to Easter Sunday due to company and going on Sat.evening, I will be to pooped anyway.

    Our son is also coming up or should I say down to see us that day. His wife is visiting a friend she won,t get to see for awhile. My son and DIL are getting reeady to start the classes to Foster and then adopt a child. They have been trying so hard to have one naturally. Hope they get a needy child soon. They will make such good parents. They have put a lot of this off due to her father who had lived with them and is now in a NHwell with everyone. Remember this week is a busy one for me so may not get to check in much except maybe in the morning like now. DH is gone for awhile so I have a little time for myself.

    Hope the ones not feeling good are doing better today even a little better is good.


    Hope all is e

  3. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Sorry you lost your post. When I post, every so often, I highlight what I've written and click on both CTRL and C. That copies what you've written in case it disappears. You can click on CTRL and V and get it back. Or, you can use Copy and Paste in the menu. Either way, not everything gets lost.

    Hope your kids get a great child in need of wonderful parents. It's such a good thing they are doing. Also hope all this holiday celebration isn't too much for you.

    I'm still cleaning as best I can. The traffic areas of the carpeting have been shampooed and the tile floors are sparkling. I have to enjoy it while it lasts. I still have vacuuming and dusting to do in other rooms. Still, this is real progress. I accept that I can't possibly keep my home like I used to or how I'd like to but I still enjoy seeing it clean. Lord knows I have enough cleaning gizmos.

    I even got a bit of laundry done while I worked. In between, I rested on the balcony and even lay in bed to watch an old movie, "Mercury Rising." It's a thriller. I just can't keep going nonstop. At least, I'm pacing myself.

    If you don't get back for a bit, I hope your Easter is blessed.

    Love, Mikie
  4. rockgor

    rockgor Active Member

    Did you miss me? Gordon used to have a weird supervisor. If she went
    to lunch she'd ask, "Did you miss me?" when she got back.

    Anyhoo, haven't been here for a while because neither I nor the computer
    works very well anymore. We had a computer virus many months ago.
    After that, the server locked us out of our mailbox. Apparently is under
    the impression that there is some sort of identify theft going on. So far
    as I know, one cannot steal one's own identity.

    Anyhoo, my health has been deteriorating. Probably the same as with most
    of us. I have almost no energy, and get more confusiated every day. I
    will not bother to illustrate my decline as it would be too enervating for me
    to type and too boring for you to read.

    Freida, that was nice of you to answer the newcomer's questions on
    the CFS/Fibro board. Especially with your own energy limitations.

    Granni, sorry to hear you had another lost post. It's like corrupt politicians
    and high unemployment. Just can't get away from these problems.
    Good luck to your son and DIL with regard to a foster child.

    Mikie, you continue to be a source of info and the voice of reason. How
    are Sylvester and Tweety and Simon?

    Pam, are you also Ranigar? I have reached the point where just 2 things-
    ideas or objects or destinations-confuse me. I see you are in the choosing
    paints stage. (A problem most men never deal with.) I remember a song
    from long ago. The 60s maybe. I think it was called "Color Me Blue".
    Or maybe grey. I feel like my whole world is grey now.

    Leah, I'm sorry, but I can't remember if you have another name. I had
    a note about posting to you, but I seem to have mislaid it.

    Barry, sorry to hear that the dentist socked it to your socket. I went to the dentist about a tooth that fell out. Dentist is gone and a female from
    Pakistan or Persia or some 3rd world country has taken his place. She wanted ca. $3,000 to fix me up. I just left.

    Better go. Am hoping this post doesn't get lost too.


  5. Ranigar

    Ranigar Member

    Not much time doing laundry but have to say Welcome back Rock we have missed you so much.Yes I have the silly new Ranigar also. Hi to every one and Mikie if doing all that is pacing yourself I would hate to see whT you call going full speed lol.
  6. freida

    freida Active Member

    Yes!! We did miss you, Rock!! :)

    You were one of the first to give me warm welcomes, when I found this board, and I will always remember you for that! :)

    And for the other delightful and salient aspects of your character! ;)

    Of course, sorry your health is deteriorating!
    Mine is too, and it isn't fun, eh?

    But we do think of you and wish for the best for you and for Gordon.

    Yes, I AM Leah and Freida.
    Thanks for your words, to both of me! LOL

    I'm glad you will get to see your son, this weekend! Enjoy that!

    maybe you should put up signs, to route traffic around your condo instead of thruway through it...LOL
    especially during rush hours. ;)

    Pam, that was funny, that we would like to see what Mikie does, when NOT pacing herself. LOL

    I want to read other posts and respond more,
    but need to eat.

    Hi to Diane! Glad your huz has the extra day off! But I wish you could get totally rid of that cold thing. I think benadryl would make me fall over. Or sleep too, too much. Or both. I haven't tried it in many years. It does releive allergy-itching, I remember that. ;)
    Plus, we can get it without dr, so can use our own adult judgment! ;)

    For anything like a cold or possibly viral, I only take a bit extra vitamins, and GSE.

    See you all, next time!
    I hope you don't miss me too much, while I go to lunch. LOL

    Leah Freida

    [This Message was Edited on 03/29/2013]
    [This Message was Edited on 03/29/2013]
  7. spacee

    spacee Member

    I don't really have much to report but that I do think of you all!!!

    And, my brother has come to live with us. He is a great companion to have.
    And he has a minature poodle, Patrick. Brother's name is Winston and, no,
    not after Winston Churchill but after our father who was about the same
    age as W.C.

    Brother is disabled with DDD and has not worked in about 10 years. Kept our
    mother and then his first ex-mother in law for those years. Has longed to
    come to Florida and how his time has arrived!

    I wish I could say that I have been keeping up with you all but that was the
    reason why I stopped posting. I just cannot understand words, paragraphs, etc.
    Beginning to have blank times. Like when Hubby asked me yesterday what I
    did, I was so blank. Well, the answer was I went to the dentist and had a
    crown put on. Pretty major but it had left me.

    I love you all. We are all in this together whether I post or not. Know that I
    am thinking of all the wonderful ppl here.

    Glad you are all carrying on with the thread.

    Much love,

  8. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Our little flock is coming back together. I've prayed for our MIA's and longed for just a word or two to ease my mind. Thank you all for being here.

    Rock, you left one little post over on the FMS board and that's how we knew you weren't doing well and neither was your computer. I hope and pray both of you get better. Tweety and Sylvester are doing fine. Simon hasn't come for his breakfast for two days but that's not unusual for a homeless cat. He hunts and if he finds a warm breakfast on the run, he prefers that. How is Zippy? Well, I hope. Gordon also. Hope we will see more of you.

    Pam, the reason I've been doing so much physically is that I've been in a fog and can not concentrate. So, I have taken advantage of the situation to just drive myself physically but with lots of rest in between tasks. This is deep cleaning and hard work. My carpet is 20 yrs. old and cleans up beautifully. It's a good thing because I don't want to have to spend money on new carpeting. I'm soooooo glad the first guy in here paid to upgrade the carpet. How's the new house coming? Are you doing carpets, tile, hardwood?

    Diane, I take Coricidin HBP in the purple and white box with the red heart. It relieves my allergies without raising my BP. It's the only one my doc wants me to take. All this cleaning has stopped up my sinuses from digging in the dust. Benadryl is notorious for making one drowsy. The Coricidin doesn't have that effect but I suspect it does take some of my energy.

    Leah, I actually live on a dead end streed with a cul-de-sac at the end. There is no through traffic on any of the three streets in here. Still, some people drive too fast. Thank God the kitties know about getting out of the way. Now, if I could just stop them from getting inside any vehicle with an open door or hatch...Tweety will even get inside truck beds. She is a busybody and thinks she is in charge of the entire neighborhood.

    Linda, have kept you in my prayers as well. Actually, I keep us all in my prayers but especially our MIA. I know how hard it is to keep up. If I'm gone a few days, I sometimes just check in and tell everyone I've not been able to keep up. Just having you here is wonderful. My fog has been so bad lately and I blame it on new sleep problems and allergies. Actually, the allergies may be causing the sleep problem. In any case, it's always so good just to have our Loungers check in.

    I worry about Jole but I suspect she is busy with her family. Jole, if you read the Lounge, please just let us know you are OK. Are y'all still getting those strange spring snow storms?

    I got nothing done yesterday. Today, I will hit the main traffic path in part of the condo. I think it could be cleaner. Ilona, downstairs, borrowed the cleaner and hit the high traffic path in her condo. We all have the same layouts and we all have the same dirty traffic paths. I'll continue to do what I can, little by little. Need to get into the shower but think I'll have a cup of coffee on the Balcony first. I should go to the store but don't know what to buy. My appetite is kaput. Our new neighbors are vegans and he wants me to view a DVD to try to convince me to go vegan. They insist it cures every illness known to man. My Mom was raised on NE farms and ranches. My uncle had his own butcher shop. I was raised on corn-fed beef. Don't think I'll be giving that up anytime soon. Can't live without eggs and dairy either. He claims dairy is satan's creation. It's bad enough I've had to give up wheat. I think I'd rather die sick and well fed than live forever with next to nothing to eat. Yes, I love veggies and fruit but they just aren't enough. Bill Clinton has gone vegan and I think he looks gaunt and old.

    My best wishes for blessed Easters for everyone.

    Love, Mikie
  9. freida

    freida Active Member

    I am s0o very happy to see Linda!

    Thnk you, Linda, for telling us how you are.

    Thought of yu and missed you so much!

    And wanted to just know anything about how you are.

    Thank you!

    Drop in sometime again, if you want to,

    and no matter about reading and keeping up with us,
    or responding,

    we just care about you,

    and like to see you sometime....anytime! :)

    Leah Freida
  10. freida

    freida Active Member

    I hope you will be able to check in with us, we are wondering and caring about you.

    I want to reply to your post, too, but I need to take a break from the computer!

    Hello to all,
    Leah Freida
  11. Ranigar

    Ranigar Member

    Spent the day in Tampa since SIL was off today we celebrated today.Tomorrow DD and GD will come over to see the house progress.GD will only be interested in where is the promised pool but that isn't started yet.All tile Mikie some rooms have tile that looks like feet will hate it due to neuropathy but I am done cleaning carpets.So good to hear fr you Linda and sorry you aren't doing better.I remember you talking of your brother so nice he's with you here in Fl.Enjoy your day tomorrow hope everyone has a pain free day.
  12. spacee

    spacee Member

    And some see deers (Barry?). I still think about you and Richard and your movie watching :)

    I thought I would tell you about my experience with Huz. You know I don't take
    light or sound well at all. Huz had to have 3 nerve blocks at the hospital and brother wasn't here yet. So, I had to go.

    1. Went fine. I took a little xanax and made it ok.

    2. They put a proceedure ahead cause it was a tougher one and the doc
    wanted to be fresh. Did ok but after 2 hours, went to the car and fell
    immediately fast asleep (had parked in the tower out of sun). They called
    when it was over.

    3. Horrors of horrows. Another short procedure put ahead. I tried to go to the
    car but it was in the 40's and too cold. I stayed in the d/stairs lobby for a
    while. Finally knew that Huz would be needing his clothes so I went to the
    outpatient surgery and sat a while. Finally....told the staff that I had to get
    somewhere quieter or I would throw up.

    They put me out in the hall. It was quiet but under fluorescent light and by a

    What could I do put put Huz's jacket over my head. There I sat, all alone, with
    a man's jacket over my head with ppl going by.

    Man, the things we will do if we have too.

    Happy Passover and Easter or Holidays to all. I hope the next week is pain free
    for all too.

    Thanks for the prayers and warm thoughts!

  13. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Just wanted to drop in and wish everyone a wonderful day. I had coffee out on the Balcony with Barb and another neighbor. Had an invitation to go to the beach but don't want to go until the Snowbirds and Spring Breakers are gone. There is a sliver of time between then and the Summer Visitors when we can enjoy our beaches and our pool. No wonder the filthy rich buy their own islands :) It's 65 out at 10:00 a.m. We are supposed to hit the 80's this week with no rain til Thurs. Our neighborhood is overrun with grandkids and greatgrandkids. I just stay inside and get things done or sleep.

    Sending my love to everyone.

    Love, Mikie
  14. freida

    freida Active Member

    Am having a very difficult day, so can't say much.

    It's great to see
    and Pam's and Mikie's most recent posts!

    Good to see Rock, around here, too.

    Thinking of Jole, and all of you,

    Leah Freida
  15. Granniluvsu

    Granniluvsu Member

    I really need to get off here and start looking at the music that we will be doing this coming Friday. Tonight is practice so I need to check it out. It is a new piece, in a big booklet all about PEACE !! Very different so I need to get going.

    Hope you all had a nice holiday yesterday. Ours was quiet with just DS who was baching it without his wife this weekend. We fed him with ham and apple pie, so he was happy:)!! He even showed us how to scann and send it through the e-mail. He actually did it slow enough this time that we could write down the steps:)!! Don't laugh all you little techies :)!!!

    Linda - sorry you had such a hard time while your DH had his procedures. Glad it is over for him and you and hope he is feeling better too. Glad to see you here again.

    Hi also to Pam, Mikie and Frieda - Sorry you are still to pooped to participate much Frieda and hope you feel better soon.

    Hope you guys living by the beach get to enjoyh it some (in the in between times). I think I know wht you mean. For me if I go in the water it had better be pretty warm with some peace and quiet too:)!!

    Love to awl,

    [This Message was Edited on 04/01/2013]
  16. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    The Gulf is a sewer. I don't swim in it. I will wade out to greet any dolphins who come in to get their petting and attention but that's it. In the summertime, there are urchins and sting rays so one has to be careful. I carry tweezers and an antibacterial spray in my beach bag. A little girl was stung and screaming in pain a couple of years ago. My DGS likes to take his little net and capture creatures and then let them go. He warned the little girl to leave the urchins alone but she didn't listen to him. Where were her parents? She was only 4 or 5.

    Talked to DGS and DD on Easter. DSIL was off flying. I guess the Easter Bunny was very generous but, because of the weather, the hunt had to be held indoors. Talk about little techies, this kid has been using his mom's iPhone since he was two. He plays games on it, his Wii and now, his Kindle Fire. I cannot, for the life of me, master games on the Wii. I'm too slow with the numchuck and remote. Too many buttons for an old grandma to master. Once I get this cleaning done, I plan to go back to working out with the Wii. This cleaning is workout enough for now.

    I'm not depressed but I do feel "flat," moreso than usual. I've always blamed it on my meds but it seems worse. It's kinda like the PTSD my shrink said I was experiencing just after my split with my ex. Nothing penetrated my emotions and right now, I'm feeling pretty emotionless. I don't like feeling like this but it's not painful. I'm just using whatever energy I have to clean. We're talking deep cleaning and cleaning out drawers. Thank God, the closets are done. I guess this too will pass.

    Don't mean to be a downer. I hope everyone else is doing well.

    Love, Mikie
  17. freida

    freida Active Member

    Mikie, are you taking any vit d, and are you doing all of the things you usually do that help you?
    Perhaps you have forgotten something that helps, like some food groups or something else.

    Just thinking of ideas.
    Prioritize doing some little things that you ENJOY, not just the cleaning.

    DO some little special thing you like, for you.
    Maybe it will help your blues to pass.

    Or else, hold on, they will.

    Trying to give ideas.

    Diane, great to see you.
    I will read your post, next time I get online.

    Hi to all,
    Leah Freida
  18. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Hope all is well with y'all.

    Leah, yesterday, I went to the meeting. When I came home, Barb was wanting to go to Joanne's to buy some no-sew, iron-on tape to hem some pants. It was already 11:00 so we sat on the Balcony and had coffee. Then, we decided to go have lunch before we went to the store. We had steaks at The Outback and felt recharged. I found some beads for a necklace I've been wanting to make at Joanne's.

    At four, several friends came over and we all sat out on the Balcony for drinks and snacks. We stayed out til long after the sun sat. I think it was just what I needed. I'm feeling much better. Thanks for your sweet concern and ideas. BTW, I do take vitamin D3 but with all this FL sun, I probably get enough.

    I called a new mechanic to ask about a appt. for an oil change. He said just to bring my car in about 8:00 any morning. So, next week, I'll give him a try. This guy is top rated on Car Talk and AAA certifies his work. I just no longer trust the dealer since the dealership was sold to a large national chain. No one else I know likes them either. I've been taking my car there for almost 11 yrs.

    I need to call the A/C guy to come out to check my system. It's working fine but I usually have it checked out just before the heavy A/C season. It's fairly new so am not expecting any problems but it reassures me. It's always something, between cleaning and keeping all our things working right.

    It's time for my PAP, Dexascan and mammogram. Fortunately, I can get it all done in one appt. at the same place. Guess I'll call for that appt. I don't want to get behind on these things. Got my EOB from my insurance for my teeth cleaning and exam and they paid everything except the $40 co-pay for using an out-of-network dentist. Not bad.

    Again, I hope life is good for all our Loungers.

    Love, Mikie
  19. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    I did a wee bit of retail therapy and that might have helped too. I got a watch on HSN. It's called the "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" watch. The face is all pave crystals and it has only one number on it--a big five in black crystals. The woman at HSN was soooo nice and sooooo cute. She looked at the pic of the watch and said, "Now that's one stinkin' cute watch."

    I had wanted it with the red leather watchband but that was sold out. I got it with the black band. If it goes on clearance in the next 30 days, HSN will honor the clearance price. I just have a feeling it will go on clearance. They've sold this watch a long time. If they planned on keeping it, they would have made more with the red band. Keeping my fingers crossed.

    I'm not usually a materialistic person but every once in a while, I see something I just have to have. I usually don't buy things right away and I forget about them. This watch has deviled me ever since I lay eyes on it. Just had to do it. They make it so easy with divided payments.

    "It's five somewhere is our motto on the Balcony."

    Love, Mikie
  20. Granniluvsu

    Granniluvsu Member

    Glad you got rejuvenated and got some beads , out to eat and a watch from HSN. It sounds like a cute watch !! Sometimes some retail therapy is good for the soul. I got a manicure and pedicure today. It was needing to get done for some time, especially my toe nails. They were so bad and kept digging into some of my other toes. I have tried to trim them myself but it is not easy for me to do and when they finish they look so nice, along with the massage they do and all. Figured I might as well have a manicure too but I don;pt do it often. Now I can wear sandals and not feel so embarrassed :)!!

    Yes, I am not much for swimming, especially in a lake or ocean, Gulf, etc. It is all I can do to get in a pretty warm pool and splash around a bit. Never did learn how to swim well or anything else, or live anywhere close to the water. I might do great with FLOATIES or a raft of some kind :)!! I really can float but hate waterin my hair or ears so try to avoid it.

    Frieda - Hope you find a little more NRG somewhere.

    Hi Diane, Rock, Barry, and Jole Hope you are all doing well, or at least feeling a little better..

    Love you ALL,