Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Mikie, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Hi, again, just messing around avoiding work. I've packed and my carryon is big enough for my fuzzy-wuzzy robe. Woohoo. I had a nice new colorful neck scarf but am leaving it in favor of a heavier one. It was minus 13 in Denver last night. I now have Plans A, B, and C so feel much better. I just have to clean floors and take garbage down and get mail. I paid bills so that's done. Nothing like waiting til the last minute.

    DD in Atlanta had her surgery on her foot and is resting comfortably. Didn't know whether she could get it done because of DH's co's merger and change of surgery. Hope she recovers easily and that I don't get stuck in Atlanta tomorrow. If I do, at least, I can help her. DD in Denver is staying home today and putting up their tree.

    Rock, Gary Larson used to crack me up as do your amazing puns. We used to buy his books and laugh by the hour. I'm glad the days of just warehousing animals in zoos is over in most places. It's still a prison no matter how nice it is. On the other paw, animals in the wild don't have it easy. We now know a bit more about how intelligent animals are. I pray for your continued healing and good news on the arteries.

    Julie, I just sat outside for a bit and it's actually hot and humid. I came back inside to my A/C so I can clean. I feel for everyone who is having cold weather, especially extreme cold. Denver, if I get there, is going to be a big shock to my system. Perhaps that's what it needs.

    Will keep in touch and keep y'all in my prayers.

    Love, Mikie
  2. jaminhealth

    jaminhealth Well-Known Member

    Mikie, I can't imagine getting up and out of bed at 3:30AM, I am in so much pain at that time and need more sleep for healing, sleep is the best healer, plus my body is set in the 8-10 hrs I get nightly. I'm stiff enough as it is when I get out of bed, after stretching, etc.....I've never been a napper but I do lay down during the day with ice/heat and stretching and radio..

    One has to LOVE bridge to "sit" and play for hours...and I do LOVE the game....we gals throw in $2 to the pot for winner and 2nd place at the end of the games.....so that is my gambling life....I don't buy lottery tics and most likely will never see a casino again. Today is my Thurs game and look forward to it....we bring foods and the hostess puts out foods.....and we play and talk and get into some insightful discussions....politics a lot....

    Listening to your travel saga, I know I wouldn't be doing it first place as I can't travel anymore, if I felt great just the thought of dealing with air travel, oh no.....I'm resigned to NOT seeing my sis again, we buried my father in 20005 and haven't been together since...her MS has advanced too.... Hope it all works out for you....it's chilly here probably only going to 60 today.... take care xo
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2013
  3. Granniluvsu

    Granniluvsu Member

    HI Dear Porchies,

    I have been SO busy that I haven't been able to check or to post to the Porch lately. Going here and there and to much going on. Just wanted to let you know that I am still around and have not disappeared !! I can't be on to long. Don't even know where to start on a post.

    Our lovely Italian dinner with friends turned out to be Mexican, the only one open on Mondays. Yes, we had made reservations and found out when we had gotten there that some idiot had actually driven into the front of the restaurant. So, they will be closed for awhile, not that we go there very often, to expensive. We did have a nice time even though it was not what we all had out mouths watering for. GRRR but it was a good time but aggravating.

    The DD saga continues but I do not think she wants to talk to us but our DS is going down this weekend to see if she is till there and talk to her. What a mess. I think she has spoken to some people who must have had bad upbringings and thought we were toxic to her. Yep, that is us, we try to help her, maybe to much and then get blamed. Our x SIL has been trying to talk to her on the phone but he says she is so very negative and has a bad attitude and apparently doesn't want to listen or take our help. If she speaks to anyone our DS would probably the best one. Others are to far and the eldest daughter and her really clash. Eldest daughter has little patience with this stuff and is just disgusted. She had tried to help her in the past. In the past she got a bunch of info off the net about mental health help in their county. She just sent it to me but with no job who is going to help her. DH doesn't want to get started and we get stuck with all her bills.

    We are worried ourselves with all this change in medical insurance rules, etc. We are pushing now trying to get out well person exams and get done what they suggest. Not sure if I will have a colonoscopy this month or next but will go to the specialist on Monday. Then DH needs to get the same thing done plus his yearly visit.

    Going to an AA meeting for us sounds good but not sure DH would even go and it is so busy now I can't even do what I am supposed to do. DH has talked me into putting up the tree tomorrow, So, now I have more. work to do, the cards including all the singing that is on the calendar. It is really COLD out and getting worse. Guess we will escape any snow though I think. Supposed to get rain so we might get some sleet or ice later on.:(

    Miss talking to you all on a daily basis. I went today to the chiro and DH had run to the store in the meanwhile as we have one car. Then we went to the Macy's to look at some creams, etc. that is supposed to be good for trying to fixing up old faces like mine :)!! Got a buy but it will still expensive. We rarely go to Macy's as it isn't convenient or cheap but does have nice things.

    Diane, Rock, Mikie, Jam, Julie et al , nice to hear from you. Got lots to go so will try and go and try and get something started that is needed.so something.

    Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers over this DD crisis. We may just have to step back and let her ruin herself if that is what is to be.. Glad the AA people at least put her up in a motel but not sure how long they will do that. In this cold weather what do you do.

    Bye for now.

    Granni :)
  4. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Hi, again. Just got up from my nap and decided to check in and print out my boarding pass. So far, no delays from our airport but, at this point, that doesn't mean much.

    Jam, I get plenty of sleep but when I first got my UTI's, I got in the habit of getting up to pee around 3:30 and sometimes, I can't get back to sleep til later. I also had a nap this morning.

    Granni, sometimes, all one can do is pray. Based on what I heard there, and the suggestions of so many families of addicts, I believe Alanon, not AA (but it is affiliated) can be of huge help even when the person who is addicted isn't talking with family. At the very least, it might help you deal with your feelings. Parents can do everything right but addiction is still a family problem and parents need support. You have been harmed and need healing. Again, I will keep you in my prayers.

    I really have nothing much except that I did manage to take my garbage and recyclables down to the dumpster area and get my mail. I vacuumed everywhere and ran the hard floor cleaner on my tile. It's nice and shiny. I went to lie down and saw the "Peggy Sue Got Married" was on. I curled up on the bed and fell asleep watching. I love that strange, strange movie. Everything is packed so there isn't much left to do. Morning will tell.

    I hope everyone has a good evening.

    Love, Mikie
  5. Granniluvsu

    Granniluvsu Member

    Mikie - I forgot exactly when you were leaving for your visit to CO. I think that is where it is. I believe you are leaving Friday which is tomorrow. Hope it is not to long a ride to get to the airport or to long a flight. Have a wonderful flight and hope you feel better so you can really enjoy it. I know you will , you are usually so very positive about things. That is how I at least try and be. Most of the time I am but then there are days, to myself grrr !


    Have a wonderful time. I wanted to get on to wish you bon voyage in case I didn't get on tomorrow. Not sure if I will be on tomorrow or not I have so much to do and then we have the first K of C Christmas Party in the evening. It should be a good time..

    Julie - Hope all is well at your house and people are feeling better. Our daughter #2 who now lives in NC and was the one who had cancer , her DH and son will be coming here next Friday for two days to look at a house they may be putting some money down on. I think they hope they can aren't for a few months until he sells his and then can buy. It is across the fairway from us. That will be nice to have some family close by. They will only be staying a few days and both her DH and DS has to go back to work.

    Thinking of everyone and will get back as soon as possible.

    Love to everydobby,
  6. lydia1

    lydia1 Well-Known Member

    Good chilly Thursday evening! 18 degrees, is supposed to get down to 15...

    Mikie, hope everything works out for your trip.

    Granni, that would be neat if some of your family could be closer!

    Just popping in to say that I am back from a long day...the chiro seems to help a little more each time I go. Will try to continue, even through the winter and hope to be a "new woman" come spring, lol!

    I did have an interesting day, to say the least. Left in plenty of time...stopped about 3/4 of the way to get gas. Totally blew a red light as I was coming in to a town...have never done that before...didn't even realize until I was nearly through it. But nobody was coming and no police around at the moment, so all was well.

    Had to air up a tire, then headed on my way. Was in the chiro office for maybe 45 minutes...when I came back out, a different tire was about half flat. Drove to a station and aired it up, then on to a tire store to have them check it out. They found a nail, so fixed it for me.

    Stopped for a sandwich and was reading one of the grocery ads...saw that the clementines/oranges I usually take to the care center were drastically on sale, so I found the store and picked up 8 five-pound bags...will take some tomorrow when I go see my dad and the rest on Tuesday afternoon to his Christmas party.

    Got home way after dark, so glad no more tire trouble. Den had already fixed himself some supper, so I just made his lunch for tomorrow and relaxed a bit...headed to bed now...should sleep good tonight :)
  7. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Hi, Kids, had to get up early to check status of flights so thought I'd check in. So far, no delays from this end so I'll likely get to Atlanta. Report said no delay from Atlanta to Denver so that looks good as well--so far. :)

    Granni, thank you for such a sweet Bon Voyage. I figure however it turns out, it's the way it's supposed to turn out. I am keeping you and yours in my prayers.

    Julie, I hope you are feeling well and everyone in the family is OK. I laughed when I read you were "popping" in after seeing the chiro. Rock will appreciate the pun.

    Woke at 4:00. Planned to get up at 5:00 and set alarm. I went ahead and got up at 4:00 and fed Simon. He now cuddles up next to my front door instead of waiting on the chair, which would be more comfy. I think he just wants to feel like he belongs somewhere. He could belong in my home if he weren't too traumatized, by God knows what, to let me get near to him. Barb will try to feed him if she gets up early enough. Sometimes, she is up at 3:30 too. He will run when he sees her but if she puts the bowl down, he probably will come back and eat.

    Guess I'll just enjoy waiting to take my shower at 5:00. I hate to even do that cause of the folks downstairs but, sometimes, I have to make a little noise. Overall, I don't make much most of the time. I'll be gone for a few days so that should give them some peace.

    My love, hugs and prayers to everyone.

    Love, Mikie
  8. lydia1

    lydia1 Well-Known Member

    Mikie...I will pray that everything goes well and you are able to get to where you are meant to be and have a great time!

    I didn't even realize I had made a pun, lol! Yes, hope Rock sees that...:p

    I got up several hours ago, but went back to bed and fell asleep until Lindsey texted me. They were all at our local chiro and he had discovered she has a kidney infection! She had suspected as such, I think, and had him test for it...that explains a lot of how awful she's been feeling lately...

    Trying to get some coffee down, so I can start "functioning", lol! Gonna take a few clementines in to the care center and visit my dad. Should get groceries, etc. that I need for my dinner on the 14th. May not get to town too many times between now and then. We are to get 4 inches of snow on Sunday...could end up being a lot less, or much more...Den is on call, so he is trying to be prepared. Even if no electrical outages, he will still have to run a snowplow in town :(

    Thinking of everyone...especially you, Granni...
  9. jaminhealth

    jaminhealth Well-Known Member

    Julie, is this chiro trip a 3 hr RT or 6 hr RT.....glad it's helping but such a long way to go....I have been to a great chiro about 45 minutes from me and just can't go anymore, the drive does me in for all the good work he's done......but when I felt a lot better, I did make the trip....he's very holistic and the one that found the SOY culprit with my horrible fatigue back when using SOY, what a horrible bad bad push on that soy....he does muscle testing and lots more.....

    Mikie, have a great trip and will you be gone for the holiday season?

    Chilly here, but nothing like your chilly. jam
  10. Granniluvsu

    Granniluvsu Member

    Hi there everyone,

    It is freezing or almost so ( 37) I think right now but wanted just to pop if for a bit. I have been so busy around here and DH has the computer or had it so I was busying myself trying to put a few decorations up and DH found a nice and already decorated small tree at Home Depot. Just the right size for our buffet. I got a few Christmas things from upstairs and didn't have to go under the eves to find anything I really needed.

    Need to go get dressed and start the makeup process as that takes awhile. We are going tonight to one of K of C Christmas parties. I will just wear a sparkley black sweater and black pants, very simple and warm.

    Don't know how you all in the colder climates stand it but I guess you just get used to it and if you live there have to make the most of it.

    Mikie - Hope you have a wonderful trip with no problem from the weather. I heard last night about bad weather coming into CO., I think that is where you were going but of course may not be in the exact same area.

    Love to Everyone will try and check back tomorrow. Things are just so hectic around this time. Next weke will start the really busy time with all the singing with the small group to the nursing homes and such. The 20th is the big performance at church.

    Thinking of you all but to tired to mention names.
    Granni :)