Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Mikie, Mar 21, 2014.

  1. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Hi, Porchies,

    Jole, yes, memories from my fearless old days do bring me so much pleasure. Believe me, I'm going to be much more careful this time around. I've been very disciplined about finishing up my closet cleanout project before I go look for skates. Can't clean it out with a broken leg :eek:. Glad the GKs enjoy your skates. My younger DD had to have red metallic skates. That was during the Disco Era when nothing was too glitzy. I remember going to the rink to pick her and her sister up and they would be skating to Disco music, my older DD in her satin jacket. They were tweens then so I didn't want to show up and skate and embarrass them. Now, I'll likely only embarrass myself :). I do like you when my NRG is low; I pace myself and get a bit done at a time. Eventually, it all gets done or, what doesn't get done isn't worth doing.

    Jam, I think you're right. Kids today play on their electronic devices, either independently or online, competing with one another. I just got Candy Crush and Cogs for my Kindle. Don't know when I'll have time to play. I got the guides. Seems kids can just dig in and play. Us older folk need a little help. I think it would be wonderful if you could get some help with cleaning. It's all I can do to keep up with it.

    Sunflower Girl, that's exciting, getting new tile. I actually enjoy tiling but I couldn't do the kind of prep work you will need. Have you picked out the tile yet? Next to painting, nothing updates a room like new tile. There are some really nice light fixtures, even at Lowe's. Goode luck on your project.

    Barry, good to see you post. Hope you can post more soon.

    Julie, glad you're home safe and sound. Sorry the chemo was rough on your sis. It's a cruel joke that it doesn't hit hard until the next day. I'll keep her in my prayers.

    Didn't get here yesterday. I slept til almost 7:00 a.m. When I have to take an allergy pill before bed, I sleep much later. Today, I was up at 4:00. UGH! Cleaning out the closet is going slowly as I'm ironing all my tee shirts as I hang them on the new flat hangers. I think I'll have to take up a pair of my favorite pants, or throw them away, as I continue to either lose weight or shrink. Haven't been on the scale and haven't been over to the pool to work out. It's full of families and lots of kids. I've been so active that my hip and back don't hurt; being active is helpful. Still, it isn't aerobic and won't lower my cholesterol. Kids will be here til after Easter. AACK! Too many of them make the pool dirty and it has to be shocked. Last year, it had to be shocked twice with chlorine and, when that didn't work, the pool man had to use some kind of acid which stained the pool finish. I'm glad my friends and neighbors can enjoy their families during Spring Break but I'll be so glad to see them go and get things back to "normal." Of course, then, the heat and humidity will return. Still, I'm enjoying the best weather we've ever had doing other things. We are already getting some rain so I'm guessing we will have an early summer with lots of rain like last year.

    The brake light on Barb's Lincoln MKZ went out. It's an LED and part of the whole section of lights in the back. It's less than five years old. LED lights should last longer than that. Price to fix--more than $800 as they have to replace the whole bank of lights. They had one on hand so they did the job for $550! They only will give her a two-year warranty on this new set. As new cars depend on the LED's, I guess they will be gouging people for replacing lights. Another reason to keep my 11 year old Highlander. Nothing too fancy on it. Heck, I got a new timing belt, water pump, and my tranny flushed for $850.

    Maybe it's because I'm feeling better but I feel bored with my life. I almost never feel bored but that may have been because I didn't have enough NRG to do much besides read and watch TV or sit out on our Balcony. Balcony has turned into a gossip mecca and I'm not into that. Simon hasn't been by in ages. I hope he's OK. I hope everyone here is OK, no, better than OK!

    love, Mikie
  2. springwater

    springwater Well-Known Member


    internet was out for a day and a half..came back on this morning

    me busy, cleaning, washing, etc

    also my SIL from Switzerland arrives today for visit with her moms

    (my DHs) sis.

    wanted to go for flower show, but no time.

    rock - hvnt found replacement help yet, so bogged down with work

    mikie - i hope simon stops by soon

    granni - enjoy yr trip looking forward to hearing

    julie - good to hear your SIL tolerated chemo well

    jam - since tv came ive lost touch with radio

    our cable tv s et box has to come back from indian border

    after repairs so taking time, im feeling lost without the

    idiot box

    sun and diane - hi

    jole - yr place sound beautiful with the springtime

    freida - lots of birds here, some new kinds..and the

    trees are wreathed in new green leaves - lovely

    dar and all - hope youre doing good on energy or better

    than previous

    god bless
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2014
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  3. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

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