OT: Porchlight is on Vol. 41

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by mrdad, Nov 9, 2006.

  1. mrdad

    mrdad New Member

    Thanks to all!
  2. mrdad

    mrdad New Member

    Thank you my Porch friends!
  3. 69mach1

    69mach1 New Member

    tonight so i thought i would be proactive and start my own.lol

    i don't think smg will mind. i don't think i need to go to any confessions.lol

    here's my update everyone. still alive and kicking.

    i had my dr appt. for elbow surgery. it is scheduled for 12/27. cody said happy birthday to me. i said "yes, i know but if it works it will be worth it".

    mr.dad we capricorn's must stick together! i'm a christmas baby i think smg will like that fact.

    i caught the dr. right before he was getting ready to carve his christmas turkey. he came in my room one time at the hosipital when i had one of my many surgeries as a teen. and said i remember you 16 years ago while i was getting ready to carve the turkey, i got the call you were coming.

    i was born at 5:31 pm.

    this year i am not doing dinner like i normally would. i am going to be getting ready for pre-ops and just going to send out some cards w/checks in them for family members for gifts. that will be about it for them. they all live in michigan. just easier to do that plus saves money on shipping costs.

    i am going to get a good night's sleep i hope and then crack
    the whip and just dig in and get that term paper done. i figure something is better than nothing turned in.

  4. mrdad

    mrdad New Member

    I go through the same thing wereby I can not find the
    Post oft times! I believe what happens is that it temp-
    orarily disappears as someone else's message is coming
    through to the Thread. That's the only possible rea-
    son I can account for. (??) Any other ideas! Maybe
    Carla can tell us but she is away to see friends this

    Restup if you can! Thanks Jodie. Can you depend on
    former Hubby being there if you are depending on him
    and gets either other "orders" or a "better offer"?

    Just concerned.
    JOE aka MRDAD

    [This Message was Edited on 11/09/2006]
  5. maineweezie

    maineweezie New Member

    Hi guys, Had to pop in here and set a spell after reading that Jodie's birthday is the same day as mine. Different year but what the heck close enough for my liking. As it's the middle of the night my time I'll just pull in my water jug. Kinda spoiled that way being a country girl. Help your self it's spring fed from our well,nice and cold and no additives.Jodie if you're as lucky as me you'll get a grandbaby for a birthday present when you hit 51. Best darn gift I ever got. Good luck on your up coming operation.

    mrdad Thanks for all the posting and sharing you do for others here.You definately are a special caring member in here. Going to sit here and rock in my chair for a while. Maybe the calmness will help me get some sleep tonight. Promise not to snore. Maineweezie
  6. Marta608

    Marta608 Member

    I'm up and at 'em early this morning. I get to go back and see that new dentist. Whoopee. I evidently clench my teeth so hard that I'm cracking fillings but no TMJ fortunately, just $$$$$$$$ for the new DDS.

    Jodie: Elbow surgury?! My goodness, that sounds like no fun at all. Will you be able to swing a tennis racket by your birthday? Let me be one of the first to wish you a happy birthday.

    Maineweezie: I'm being very quiet. I see you fell asleep in your chair and I don't want to wake you up. I tucked an soft bankie around you and you never stirred. Hmmmm, suppose I should check the Absolut bottle? Thanks for bringing a big jug of that wonderful, spring fed water. I prefer that to Absolut anytime but don't tell Joe. Happy birthday to you too.

    I still can't find Rock's thread of the Porch so I can read what I missed. You don't suppose he deleted it do you? Naw....

    I love getting here before everyone's awake. Early morning sunrise is my favorite time of day. I'm thinking of all of you and hoping this day finds you chin-deep in miracles.

    Silent hugs all around the porch,

  7. Marta608

    Marta608 Member

    Found it! I found the thread begun by Rocky. Too bad I can't remember what I read so I can reply.... What does stand out is a lot about Absolut.......

    Last night was a busy one too! So glad to see new faces on the porch, not that I don't love the old ones, of course.

  8. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Like your new picture, Marta. That's the smallest tripod I ever saw. "Tri" often shows up in crossword puzzles. The clue is something like "cycle starter".

    Welcome to the porch, MaineWeezie. I took a tour of New England many years ago. It has beautiful autumn leaves just like Minnesota.

    I looked at your profile. Guess you are familar w/ cycle starters.

    I'm all for simplifying, Jodi. The last 20 years I didn't decorate for holidays, buy presents, etc. Just sent out 7 Xmas cards and two checks.

    It will be even less this year, and no checks at all.

    Gordon made a hardy peasant stew of ham, sauerkraut, carrots, potatoes in the crockpot. I would lug it over to the porch if possible. We could have a substantial meal instead of a snack for a change.

    (You won't need any coupons, Mr D.)

    Hope everybody has the best weekend possible.
  9. 1sweetie

    1sweetie New Member

    It is going to me a nice day again in central N.C. Again beautiful blue skies today with the temperature again in the low 70's.

    Thanks for taking the thread and running with it yesterday. I just could not bare that we did not have an open Porch thread. Thanks mrdad for starting this one early.

    Marta good luck at the dentist. I understand $$$$ leaving the household lately. I guess most everyone does.

    I hope to be better soon. I really think this relapse is from the stress and the loss of my sanctuary to mold. This is a terrible mess and I just can't believe all of these different high stress situations are happening at once. The mold problem is very serious. I go to a specialist next week. If the contractor that caused the problem would just accept responsibility we could start the tear down of my room. I was told all wicker items and carpet must be thrown away. My deceased Grandmother's antique rocker and stool is up there and it breaks my heart to loose all of my things. Many of the items were new also. I also have MCS and new carpet and paint will make me sick too. It will be a long time before I can live in my room again. I feel homeless. It was my place of peace and meditation now it is sealed off and noisy air scrubbers are running in the main level of the home to help clear the air down here in case the mold escaped. It was air borne mold.

    That's why I love to visit the Porch even if I can't participate like I would like now. I still love all of you and consider you the best of friends. I wish there was a place where we could really meet each other. I often wonder what that would be like.

    Hugs to everyone!
  10. Granniluvsu

    Granniluvsu Well-Known Member

    Hi All,

    Just wanted to check in and say hi to all before I leave to do so Christmas shopping/looking,etc. Last year I gave all money which was probably the much easier thing to do bu tosmehow I felt badly about the young ones and some of e moms putting it in the back (or at least some of it). I told my kids if canot find the specific tthing they want I wil give them al money again. The big ones ( my grown up kids) are definately getting money.

    Sweetie - Where in NC do you live. Glad you are out and about on the porch today. My daughter and family live in Mooresville. Sorry to hear about all of your mold problems. That is surely a mess !! Hope that will help you to feel better though.

    Rock - that stew of Gordon sounds delicious . To bad you didn't drag it up to the porch today !

    Hi there and welcome to Maineweezie !! You will find this porch a wonderful and fun place to be.

    Jodie - Sorry about you having to have surgery on you elbow but I sure it will be worth it in the end.

    Marta - I did find Rocks opening post the other day turning on the porch light, I think it was yesterday but haven't looked today . It must be still there and I think Linda said that she found it to and I do remember the Absolut part also(-: !!

    Hi also to Linda and Mr dad/Joe. Sorry if I didn't mention you all by name. This is not easy ,esp with fibrofog, plus being in a hurry and having to many things to do !!

    Sorry everyone but I have to run now and try to do some shopping. Oh, I hope the stores are not to crowded. Have you all noticed how every year the Christmas season seems to earlier and earlier?

    Warm hugs and blessings youall,

    Marilyn (that Granni)
  11. bmadan

    bmadan New Member

    Hi friends, I hope you all are doing great this morning.

    Woke up feeling worse than yesterday. This upper respiratory infection is the source of my ill feelings today. Just too tired to do anything. Took my meds and hope that the antibiotics start working soon.

    You guys sure are a fantastic bunch, glad I stumbled upon ya'll when I did. Nice to talk with others in similar situations.

    Just wanted to check in on everyoe and hope that today is filled with happiness and laughter for everyone. Will check back with everyone later in the day.

    Barbara :)
  12. ckball

    ckball New Member

    I am at the shop today so I am using my boss's computer. Won't get mine back until next week.

    I miss it and my buddies. It is strang to get up and not see it sitting on my coffee table. I do have a clean house, laundry done, dogs bathed.

    I am going to work on mud for the new drywall, I have someone coming sometime next week to help me hang shelves.

    No stained glass, I want to finish this last project then go back to it.

    I posted on the board that I have an eye infection which is actually a skin condition that causes oil to seep from your eyelashes causing a oily film in your eyes. Anyone here have a blinking issue and blurry vision that corrects itself after a few blinks?

    I forgot the name so am going to so some searching today.

    I will kethup on yall later- just wanted to pop in and say hi. Hope everyone will have a great weekend- It's like summer here today! Carla
  13. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Good to hear from you. Drop in again when you can.
  14. Marta608

    Marta608 Member

    Back once again from the dentist. They have new furniture and a new computer system now. As soon as I return in two weeks, they'll be set up for a good Christmas.

    I did ask the young, new dentist about mercury from amalgam fillings causing CFS and he agreed with my old dentist, that that's hogwash. If it's not I should be in pretty good shape.

    Rock, you're very observant. That tripod is totally useless though, since my camera doesn't have a timer. My son had put the tripod on the camera before he realized that it would do us absolutely no good. As for the yummy stew, do lug! And thank Gordon.

    Sweet Susan: I'm so glad to hear from you. It's understandable that you'd be stressed with all that's gone on in your life of late, especially given how it affects us. Not that it replaces beloved things, but I hope insurance will cover the financial costs.

    Marilyn/Gran: I can relate, and with Rock too, about this Christmas giving thing. I've given a check to the California kids but recently visiting son said how much the children like to open gifts...... Still, I'm thinking they're going to get money, like it or not. By the time I figure out what the children might like - considering I never see them - find the things, wrap and mail it all, I'm pooped. If he wanted gifts he should have stayed in Michigan, at least that's my current feeling. Bah humbug.

    And my DIL here called me yesterday to say that she was going to be fixing Thanksgiving dinner for her parents and brother's families this year at her parents house. AWK! We've always had Thanksgiving here and they've gone to her parents for Christmas. My feelers are hurt but I suspect this is one I need to stay out of. I'll go feed and pet pets. Mother-in-lawing is hard sometimes.

    Sweetie mentioned how it would be if we all actually got together. How about Thanksgiving? (We'd probably be tongue-tied in person, all except JoeDad, of course who would run off with Freddy and miss dinner.)

    Barbara: I'm so sorry to hear that you're sick. Is that perhaps good news? So many of us never get sick, they say, because our immune systems are so active fighting the illness. Between you and me though, I think it's because we don't go out a lot. Feel bedder soon regardless.

    Carla ck! Hey! Good to hear from you - and glad you're getting so much done w/o your puter. Now wait. Oily eyelashes?? Tell me more.

    There are few jokes I don't get but I read one today and just don't get it. I figured I bring it here to the porch so someone could 'splain it.

    How do you get an elephant out of the theater?
    You can't; it's in his blood.

    Duuuuuuuh huh? Am I obtuse or do I just not get this joke?

    Hugs all around,

    [This Message was Edited on 11/10/2006]
  15. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    An actor's life for me.

    It's like this, Marta. Suppose your uncle was an actor, but not a good one and he made very little money.

    So you say to your spouse, how do we get him "out of the theatre" and into another profession?

    And your spouse says, we can't. It's in his blood.

    Same thing for elephants.

    You can use your tripod w/o a timer, by the way. It will keep the camera steady if you are taking a long exposure.

    And now, I must take a nap so as to be fresh for my Emotions Anonymous meeting tonight.

    I will see all you dear hearts and gentle people tomorrow.

  16. mrdad

    mrdad New Member

    How ya doin'? Thought I'd just get on the "Porch" to
    say hello while you are still at work and can retrieve
    my message! Glad ya feel well enuff to be workin' the
    Antique Shop and keeping the Woo-Woo's bathed. I'll bet
    that when you are not home, the Pups and Smittens are
    really buddies and all play jumping up and down from
    flood to kitchen counter top!

    I've got a couple of days crossed off my calendar await-
    ing your really-real return. Take the time to restup,

    JOE aka MRDAD aka JOEJOE

  17. 69mach1

    69mach1 New Member

    for my surgery will be two days afterwards.

    than you for the birthday wish. i have only a few wishes. elbow fixed and carpal tunnel will be next on the agenda.

    then social security to get their heads out of their butt and send me the money they still owe me from 12/04...they gave me some but thye charged me 5800.00 for attorney fees. i had no attorney won on the intial phase. then they held money out etc. long story, but i didn't owe any monies at all. it appears they took it off from my credit report i found out.

    finally.! so i guess the ssa office in balitmore is backlog. b.s. earns more interest for the feds.

    i' no dummy.

    well i need to find out a few things today such as where do i make car payment to? and then i will be getting my new car insured more than likely through aaa of ca. then put the other one through progressive. that is the one my son is primarily driiving.

    if i use same auto insurance company for both cars they will jackt he premium up. so i figured out that game too.

    i will sign papers that my son is not driving my new car, i gave him no keyes.

    and the old when i will keep me as primary on that on as well. it will be cheaper in the long run.

  18. foggyfroggy

    foggyfroggy Guest

    I thought I'd poke my head in for a second even though I can't write much right now.

    Shannon - thank you for the recipe! I am plotting making it for xmas presents which will make a great excuse for me to eat some ;-)

    re the xmas present/shopping thing, I can't get out of the house to shop so I ASK all the nieces and nephews and such for a list of several items and then buy from a catalog or off the net. Voila! I know they'll like it and I didn't have to go shopping. When (underlined) I get well I'm gonna keep doing it that way as I have always despised shopping but felt obligated to brave the madding crowds. Man, I hate crowds.

    To all and sundry, hello hello. I'll stop by later- heck I'll probably get blown to the porch it's so windy here.

    Oh yeah - MrJoedad, I was concieved in Orygun and have lived all but 4 years of my life here but those 4 years were when I was a kid in SF. I lived on Olmstead street.

    Later taters,

  19. dononagin

    dononagin New Member

    Just popping in.. Holidays are brutal in the hospitality field.
    I've been short handed in my office for almost a month now and have two trainees starting on Monday, so probably won't be around a lot for a few weeks. Gotta set an example for my trainees!! Anyways, just so ya know I didn't drop off the face of the earth and I'll try to pop in when I see the kids to lunch!
    I'm barely keeping my head above water for now though.. so I'll be back when I can.
    Love to all
  20. Marta608

    Marta608 Member

    Thanks, Rocky, I get it now. It wasn't so hard, it was just dumb. And thanks for letting me know about the tripod. Too bad the kid took it home with him - or not. I don't know how to use the whatchamcallit feature anyway and the print on the instruction manual is so tiny, even if I could remember what I read, I can't see it.

    Jodie: Good to know that your tennis game won't be affected until after Christmas. Seems like the surgery might put a bit of a cramp in email too... We'll make sure your chair on the porch has arms to rest your cast. I assume you'll have a cast? Maybe not. I swear surgeries are getting simpler all the time. Soon we'll be able to have brain surgery as an outpatient.

    Gretchen, hi. Dona, glad you made it through your rough night - I think that was only last night......

    CU all tomorrow.


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