The Porchlight is now OFF Vol. 688

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by rockgor, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Holy Cow! I go shopping and everyone is on the Porch. So glad.

    Rock, I hope the kids are taking recycling seriously because a lot of the Seniors in the hood don't. I think it's about 50/50 who recycle and some of them only recycle really big plastic or glass containers. One nice thing is that we have lots of scavengers who drive through these neighborhoods, looking for things they can take apart for parts/valuable metals and things they can repurpose. Thanks for imagining my looking snazzy. No one has told me that in a long time. You've made my day. Barb always looks nice, even just sitting out on the balcony. I'm usually cleaning or doing yard work so am usually in tee shirts and Capri pants. I do clean up pretty well, though. Thanks. My children learned to read books written in rhyme. I would read them a line and when it came to the second line, they would read the rhyming word. It was soooo successful and, I think, led to appreciation of poetry. Both were reading before entering Kindergarten, a rarity back then. Both of my DDs love books, reading and learning. Me too.

    Julie, those anniversaries can be rough. I think you're handling it beautifully. My Mom has been gone almost 12 years now and it does get easier with time. I still miss my Mom every day and I still grieve but the pain isn't quite so acute as in the early years. I went out on the Balcony on the 10th anniversary of her death and there in the clouds was one of the most beautiful rainbows I've ever seen. I kinda think she sent it to comfort me. Glad Lindsey is doing better. And, yes, getting some sleep is a BIG help for us. Prayers of comfort going up for you.

    Sunflower Girl, I used to compost when I had a house and garden. It's a wonderful way to recycle. Our county put recycle bins in before they had the ability to recycle so, for a while, they burned it in the big furnaces I mentioned above. A TV station got ahold of the story and now, people use that for an excuse not to recycle even though it was just a temporary thing. I was at the auditorium/theatre last evening so missed the Oscars. I think a lot of show biz people get face jobs too young and too frequently. A face can only take so much. My neck job is 10 years old and could stand to be redone but I can't afford it. So, I'll just age as gracefully as my creams and potions will allow. I can't imagine wanting to be famous. My annanaminity (misspelled that one :) , allows me not to care. I look just like the rest of us aging Seniors in God's Waiting Room (FL). I hope you get your compost and worms going again. Good for you!

    Granni, I thought of you last night as I was listening to the beautiful singing. I realized how much practice it must take to be able to perform like that. What a gift you artists give us with your performing. I admire you. Yes, I do have more NRG but it has its limits. I can feel myself wearing down after my marathon shopping spree. I think I average about half a day of some pretty good productive NRG. The rest of the time, I pick at things but no heaving lifting.

    Jam, I also love Ellen. So sorry to have missed the Oscars but we did have a really nice night. I'm looking to Joan Rivers' "Fashion Police" this week. It will be bawdy, as usually, but she is funny.

    Leah, just glad you have the NRG to read our posts and stop in to post yourself. I continue to pray for you and hope the voice is better.

    Well, gang, I spent part of my day doing my favorite thing--shopping for bargains. When I left for Target, I told my neighbors that I bet I'd end up spending 50 cents on the dollar. I got $90 worth of products for $45 and change. TADA!!! I probably now have a lifetime supply of paper towels, air fresheners, Lysol towelettes, trash bags, and Windex. Then, I decided to stop at Bealls. I don't have a clutch bag for when I'm dressed up but don't want to take my big purse. So many of them are evening bags and I didn't want that. Of course, I had a $10 off coupon and I found the perfect clutch for 50 percent off. So, I got an $80 purse for $31. Less than half is always good. I don't need much in the way of clothes but I realized that most of my dressier clothes don't have pockets.

    Think my neighbor is cancelling her spring trip so her cat, Bob, The Heart Throb, probably won't be staying with me. I told her I'm not going anywhere so he is welcome any time he wants to stay with me. Simon wasn't out when I put out his food. I looked out a little later and some of his food was gone. He must have come back later to finish off the rest of it. He knows it comes in as soon as the sun comes up. A well-fed, sleek cat is a treasure to behold. He gives back to me more than I can ever give to him.

    Well, I bid y'all adieu. Love, hugs and prayers.

    Love, Mikie
  2. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    Just reading about the Oscars and the movie biz. Is anydobby surprised that a movie named
    GRAVITY ATTRACTED a lot of ticket buyers? Lots of kudos for Ellen. I don't really think
    I'd want a pizza in my lap if I were wearing my overpriced designer finery.

    That pizza place is the one Gordon and I went to last month. I posted about the pizza box
    that (before it's folded) is over 6 feet high. Their biggest pizza is the size of a table top
    and costs $200.

    Glad to see that you had time and energy for one of your newsy posts, Granni. What
    do you think about shopping? Is it a learned behavior or are woman just born that way. Ha Ha!

    Thanks for you cozy post, Freida. Are you talking about the age of E. R. Maddox, the writer?
    She stopped aging in 1941 at the age of 60. But her books are still here. I put one on hold.
    I am always surprised when I get a response from my sister. She and one brother seldom
    respond to anything I write. The other brother doesn't write at all, but he does call me
    once or twice a year.

    My sister emailed me a video from the TV station in Rochester, MN. My brother's DIL
    had breast cancer a few years ago. Seemed to recover, but now has bone cancer. She's
    not very old. Thirtyish. The little town where they live is having a fund drive. I don't
    even know their address. Never even met her. I sent my brother a check for the fund
    and asked if she is writing letters for the children. There was some guy on the news recently
    who is dying and is leaving hundreds of notes for his children.

    I hear, yup, it's Gordon. Back from the bank which is 30 miles away. I didn't go. Can't
    take a hour car ride plus sitting in the bank. Too hard on my bank. Gotta go.

  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    This Volume of the Porch is now history.