We are all #65 at the Lounging/PJ.s and EggNod Thread

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by spacee, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. spacee

    spacee Member

    I counted. If I remember there have been 4 posts since Victoria's :).

    Pam found Love, Eat, Pray entertaining and another one that I can't remember.
    So check the last thread.

    In the spirit of needing to "go to a better place" that I had mentioned. Pam
    or Jole said that 'don't we need to make room'. Boy do we. We watched
    Amazing Race Sunday nite. It started in Bangladesh. It is so crowded there
    that all the ppl in the US and Mexico would be the same number living there.
    Not to be offensive but maybe those ppl are more like doggies (pack animals
    who love to be together) rather than cats who prefer solitude.

    I picked up that animal tidbit at yoga. I'm going to say this right now. I hate
    yoga. So why do I go. I feel better for a few days afterward. Thankfully both
    of us who showed up are getting aged, so she took it easy on us :)

    Going to wash my hair...yep, before supper. And I want you to know I heard
    a young woman complaining about it being cold and wishing it would warm
    up. It wasn't even cold enough for a light jacket! haha

  2. Ranigar

    Ranigar Member

    When I told my huz it was low 50's in Fl. he said that's not cold but I reminded him it is for Fl.DD there along with sisters has convinced me finally.Now here in Oh. it's coold.20's but no snow so I'm not complaining.
    Took a nice nap so maybe I can stay up past 9 tonight.
  3. spacee

    spacee Member

    Appears it is not going down to 39 at nite. No lite frosting as predicted.
    You know those stories about being weather men, cause you don't have
    to be accurate!

    I had a successful nite out. Boy, came in the nick of time. Took a bit
    of clonazapam to help with the noise/sound problem. Did the trick!!
    Never know when one might stumble across something that helps.

    Ok, going to tell you a Netherlanders story. June (18 months) is going
    to swim class on Fridays with her mother, who speaks no dutch. Usually
    someone in these classes speaks a bit of English but not this case. So
    they just followed along by watching the other kids.

    Then, DIL notices that everyone is staring at her like they are waiting for
    her to answer. She doesn't saying anything. They keep looking at her.
    Finally, she decides they want to know June's name. Which is pronounced
    in Dutch as Une. (And why did these crazy American's name their child
    Une?) It worked out.

    Nite all.

  4. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Une gets a brother, they can name him Two-ee.

  5. spacee

    spacee Member

    I think they are calling it quits at two daughters. There is a reason for it but I don't like
    to write too much about pain and suffering here. Hint: Homebirth. Now let your imaginations
    work with that.

    The North Wind Shall Blow
    And we shall have snow
    But what will poor Robin do
    He'll bury his head under his wing
    that's what the Robin will do.

    It is going to be in the 30's (low's) for 5 days!! And even down to 32.
    That's the all nite fruit watch time.

    SinterKlaus came last nite in the Netherlands. Carrots and Hay were left for his

    It's time to IChat with them!!


  6. victoria

    victoria New Member

    I'll bet your granddaughters always remember their time there! Are the kids going to try to learn the language/are they going to an int'l school? Hope you left some carrots and hay outside too!

    Rock, glad to see ya... hope you're finally settled in the new place?

    Well it is cold now in Georgia, lows will be in the 20s here... at home in MX it looks like it is hitting about 36 for a low (which means heavy frost because of the elevation). But a big diff in the highs... here it will be in the 40s and in MX it will be in the high 60s. I know I'm such a wimp, but I don't like being cold.

    It is a bit weird to be here... here is home and so is our MX house.

    Daughter and I have been out to some craft fairs this weekend, was fun looking but not sure much is selling sadly. I was surprised that a good bit of stuff was on the high end, not much on low end. Maybe the artisans are trying everything they can tho, since few are doing very well.

    Eggnog and PJs... mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    Did you get your pj jeans yet Linda?
    Are you still awake, Pam?

    dulce sueƱos!

    [This Message was Edited on 12/05/2010]
  7. HeavenlyRN

    HeavenlyRN New Member

    Yup.....I'm still kickin'!!!

    Still trying to climb out of that deep, dark hole. Thought I might just need a step-stool, but a ladder truck is more like it.

    I'm not quite ready to write all about it - I guess 'cause I'm still sorta in the middle of it - but suffice it to say that things are getting a little better every day.

    At the moment neither my DH or I have health insurance, so I can't see any more doctors until after the first of the year when we can get medicaid. So, we're holding on real tight to each other and trying to get through this. My last long term disability check from when I was employed will be Dec. 23rd of this month (hmmmmm.....a year to the day that I went out on disability). After that the only income we will have is the $10.00 per call that my husband gets for volunteering at the ambulance base. A "good" week is about $50 to $70.

    Anyway...just wanted you to know I'm still around and I'll try to check in from time to time.

    Love to all of you,
  8. Ranigar

    Ranigar Member

    All five of the Great Lakes are sending lake effect snow but we're in the middle with flurries.DS in In. has 7in.I'm grateful to be spared.

    Glad you checked in Jan.Miss your posts.

    Cute about your GD Linda I like Rock's reply.

    Presents went out for delivery for grands this morning.That's a big relief.I bought a spice cake mix yesterday.Sounds good to me with cream cheese frosting.Doubt I'll get around to making it today.Tired and lazy maybe a shower will wake me up.
  9. spacee

    spacee Member

    Jan, what a gut wretching time for both of you!!! Is your son still living with you? If not,
    maybe you could rent a room? How aweful!! ((((HUGS)))))

    I kinda think we are going to have a colder winter this year. Maybe other parts too?

    This town seems to be rolling the sidewalks up at 6pm. The Chamber of Commerce
    for decades had a dinner/dance in January. This year....lunch in December. Had a big
    turn out too.

    Busy day today, order recycle bins for the 2nd time and uh. Ok, not much going on.

    So, I guess I will write about the GD's. Yes, the 3 1/2 yo is learning Dutch. Not going
    to an international school. Just a Netherlands regular preschool. First year, she just
    listened to the other kids talk. Now it's like a puzzle to her and she likes to put the
    sounds together and make words.

    The GD in Jacksonville (who was in Orlando for about a year and we saw a lot then)
    finally figured out that she had not seen or heard about us. She is 2. Her parents
    are busy, busy. Sat. She just started saying our names over and over. She got her
    mom's attention and we Ichatted with them. We sang songs, read a book, showed
    her the toys here, It was a good visit.

    There was a half page ad placed in the Washington Post about 'New HIV-like Virus".
    Hoping that the politicians would read about it. The World Health Org. has already
    issued a statement saying "it is nothing like HIV and only affects a small group of
    ppl." That was nice of them...not.

    Victoria. It's gotta be hard to be torn between two places. Once you have been in
    a warmer place, it's hard to know how to 'dress' for the 20's!! Nope, the pj jeans
    have not come. Sorry I ordered them.



  10. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Just heard the weather report. Temps here are back to
    normal for the next week. In the 70s. HaHa! About the
    only good thing going for LA.

    Thanks for the robin verse, Spacee. Haven't heard that for
    a long time. Reminded me of this one my mother used to

    The woodpecker pecked out a little round hole
    And made him a house in a telephone pole.
    One day when I watched he poked out his head,
    And he had on a hood and a collar of red.

    When the streams of rain pour out of the sky,
    And the sparkles of lightning go flashing by,
    And the big, big sheets of thunder roll,
    He can snuggle back in the telephone pole.

    Elizabeth Roberts

    My aunt took Hatha yoga, Spacee. She was very short
    and was pleased that all the stretching gained her half
    an inch in height.

    Victoria, we are sorta moved in. I posted a long
    semi-rant about it on the porch. See if I can copy it here.

    "Well, we are done moving. Or, to be more precise, we are done
    moving in, but not done moving out. The house we moved into
    is still cluttered w/ junk that has accumulated over the decades:
    unwanted or broken furniture; dead appliances; bags of trash;
    cans of food that look decades old; and a small mountain of
    cloth from the days when Gordon's mother made a little money
    sewing at home.

    Bags and boxes of bottles and plastic containers. Old cleaning products.
    Old electric cables and cords. Old everything. Boxes
    and bags as far as the eye can see.

    The bags are full of everything and anything; but nothing
    anydobby would want. To wit; full of empty pill bottles;
    full of empty ointment tubes; full of plastic bags; full of
    rubber bands (now hardened to the consistency of adobe).

    We have lugged stuff to the thrift shop and the women's
    shelter. I want to just throw it all out, but Gordon wants to
    examine everything and see if his siblings want it. And, like
    his mother, he is a firm believer in hanging onto things.

    He has ten feet of shelf space devoted to long-playing records.
    He hasn't played them in 30 years and no longer has a turn-
    table. But he wants to hang onto them nevertheless.

    I'm sure I'll be gone long before all this junk will.

    Last week we had no hot water. An inspection of the base-
    ment, (basements are rare in LA homes) revealed the water
    heater and the furnace were not functioning and the place was
    flooded over one's shoes.

    Plumbing bill was $5,000. When I was a kid one could buy
    a new Cadillac for that amount. And last weekend a different
    plumber came and did another $1000 worth. Uff-da!

    Could easily spend $50,000 repairing the walls that are cracked
    from the earthquakes; new flooring (many rooms have shag
    carpet from the 70s); insulation; painting; new cupboards to
    replace the ones from 1926.

    The Home and Gardens people are not coming around to
    photograph the place."

    W/ regard to kids and foreign languages, here's something I
    read in a biography decades ago. American family moved
    to France. After a week, the 3 year old said, "People can't
    hear me."

    Kids frequently have a fresh view of things. I was explaining
    about the moon to my 3 year old a long time ago. We drove
    round the corner. Now he could see the moon through a
    different window. He said, "There's another one, Daddy."

    Jan, I'm glad you're feeling a bit better. So sorry to hear about
    the financial situation. Have you hunted around for assistance?
    My sister lost her job over 2 and a half years ago. She gets
    temp jobs now and then. He husband had polio when he was
    a kid. He worked for a while, but lost his job too. Can't find

    Anyway, they go to the nearby village where my brother lives
    A "Food Shelf" is open 2 days a month. Free groceries if you
    need him. No applications or test or formalities. Just go
    and get a couple bags of groceries.

    She can get most of the family meds from a Red Cross
    pharmacy; $5 per.

    Two churches in our neighborhood give out groceries and/or
    recycled clothing once a week.

    Pam, I used to frost the cakes Gordon baked several years
    ago. I made a cream cheese frosting once. Has to be
    refrigerated, right?

    Made lots of frostings w/ powdered sugar, butter and some
    kind of flavoring: cocoa, extracts, etc.

    Well, I think I'll go back to bed and read till I fall asleep.
    Always good to have a plan, doncha think?

  11. victoria

    victoria New Member

    even if they fall apart... which is why I also try to make up
    back-up plans. It at least helps to give peace of mind.

    Jan, I am so sorry at your predicament. I hope some of the
    churches can help you out. If you are taking meds that are
    necessary, you might be able to apply at the pharma companies
    to get them free... tho that can take a while.

    I was going to try when my son was taking expensive abx for
    Lyme, but they changed so frequently there was no way to know
    what he was taking when/when he'd be taking what.

    If you don't mind my asking... were you able to show/sell some
    of your jewelry you were doing? Reasonably priced things do seem
    to sell well, especially this year. Few things at the artisan/craft
    shows I went to this past weekend were reasonable.

    Kids have it easier when learning languages, that is for sure. I'm
    sure the cut-off age is different for different people, but it seems
    to be somewhere between 11 and 15 yo maybe.

    I met a woman born in France who moved to Conn. at age 11, so
    she has no accent; in fact she lost her yankee accent after living
    in Thomaston GA for a while, on purpose. She really wanted to be
    regarded as French rather than a Yankee, lolol...

    Rock- Mountains of old cloth? or hills... regardless, I would think
    there are a lot of vintage enthusiasts out your way, so if Gordon
    wants to sell it, I'm betting there is someone who wants it.

    Vintage is golden. My daughter and I walked by a resale shop, we
    stopped dead in our tracks because hanging outside as a teaser
    was a newly-made dress made from an old floral patterned sheet
    we think was ours, from the 1970s!

    My daughter also remembers it clearly. We didn't actually get rid
    of it until 2.5 years ago when we moved. She tried it on for fun,
    but it wasn't made for a short person unfortunately. In any case,
    we thought it was a riot, never liked the sheet anyway....;)

    Cream cheese frosting, yum, especially on carrot cake!!

    BTW Rock, you may be feeling old but I admire you being online.
    My DH has basically refused to learn, so as a result he's easily
    frustrated just doing a search. Long lasting hangover from punch
    cards of the 1960s I guess. And he has no email address, his friends
    have to email him thru me LOL.

    OK here's my contribution to the winter poems:

    Weird-Bird by Shel Silverstein

    Birds are flyin' south for winter.
    Here's the Weird-Bird headin' north,
    Wings a-flappin', beak a-chatterin',
    Cold head bobbin' back 'n' forth.

    He says, "It's not that I like ice
    Or freezin' winds and snowy ground.
    It's just sometimes it's kind of nice
    To be the only bird in town."

    Well, we are still discussing moving back...
    and looked at a couple banks' short sales & foreclosures.
    That's about as far as it's progressed, LOL...
    Yes, I admit, I'm conflicted.

    Talk to y'all tamari! Or the nexus. Or even the daftest.

    [This Message was Edited on 12/06/2010]
  12. spacee

    spacee Member

    I came to complain but all your posts but the smile on my face.

    It's going to be 29 degrees tonight. I am not sure if our heat pump can
    keep up with it. I'm sure we will find out.

    We do the same kind of yoga your aunt did. I should measure myself.

    Vintage is gold! Start selling on Craig's List. Except for the little problem
    of Gordon wanting to keep a lot of the money makers, you could do well.
    I bought a box of 45s on eBay just to get Achey Breaky Heart. I have never
    opened the box, nor do I have a record player. One day.

    Life is full of changes, isn't it? I am hoping things get better somehow, Jan!

    Try to sleep, kids.

  13. victoria

    victoria New Member

    "You don't get old, you just become a classic..."

    That's my story and I'm sticking to it...
  14. Ranigar

    Ranigar Member

    I didn't even think about keeping it cold.It tasted just so so last night but much better today.My mouth is so dry at dinner time that nothing tastes like much.

    Hope the oranges and strawberries don't get ruined Linda with the cold temps.I'm looking forward to oranges in Feb. when we drive up for GD b-day.

    We have that dreaded stuff on the ground now.Not enough to shovel just to make it dangerous to walk down the drive for the mail.
  15. spacee

    spacee Member

    We have the dreaded stuff on the ground. That is awful.

    Right now it is 41 and very bright sunshine. I parked my car in the sun, so I should be good to go for the dentist!

    DS in N.Carolina isn't liking the dreaded stuff either. His yankee friends give him a hard time.
    He told them if they can complain when it is 85, he can complain about the cold.
    I got this info right off of his FaceBook page :)

    Oh dear. The one woman I still know called and wants us to go to lunch. Today?? I know she
    only calls when she has no one else! haha. (She is a business woman). About everyone else
    is retired but she keeps plugging away. We will talk grandkids.

    Off to Crazy Fish.

  16. HeavenlyRN

    HeavenlyRN New Member

    We are also in the middle of a snow "thing." It's really gettin' to me this year. I'd much rather be seeing piles of warm, white sand than piles of cold, white sn*w. Phooey.

    Victoria, thanks about asking about my jewelry sale. Of course I thought I would sell EVERYTHING!!......but I didn't. I did however make $240.00. At one point I thought I'd be using my earring money for Christmas gifts. But......away it went....for groceries, or rent, or gas and electric, or some such nonsense!! :) I will be having another sale at our apartment complex on the 18th. I don't expect to sell much, but maybe I'll make a little bit.

    My "situation" remains the same. I actually had a good day on Sunday and was even able to get dressed in real clothes (jeans!!) and go to the Christmas party at the ambulance base. Unfortunately, I didn't last too long. And I've been in my jammies ever since! Yesterday I couldn't stop crying. I mean.....ALL DAY LONG! Today has been so-so. When I'm sitting on the couch or lying in bed, I begin to have energy and think about all the things I could be doing. But, the minute I become vertical, all that energy just drains away.

    I'm doing better with the planned Percocet withdrawal. Two months ago I was taking one and a half tabs of Percocet 10/650, approximately every 6 hours. I'm now down to half of a Percocet 5/325. It has been (and still is) pretty brutal. If I ever come out on the other side of this.......it is not an experience that I ever, ever want to experience again. Very scary what drugs can do. But I'm sure I'm not telling y'all something you don't already know.

    I just don't have the energy to read everyone's posts, but I hope things are going well for everyone.

    Love - Jan
  17. fight4acure

    fight4acure Member

    Gonna be really cold 2nite! Windchills send it to negative farenheit temps.

    Missed u all!

    Fight :)
  18. spacee

    spacee Member

    Great to see your posts!! Even if you are too tired to read...that goes for Jan and
    anybody who can't.

    I'm just checking in to say the dentist visit went ok, but I think I am just eating
    cookies for supper. I'll suffer through it! :)

    It really was the tiniest of fillings, I seem to require a lot of numbing stuff.


  19. Ranigar

    Ranigar Member

    I stayed under the covers a half hr. after huz got up for work.I got out of bed and put on sweats and socks before crawling back in.

    The footstool had a wet spot in the middle.I can't figure out which cat or maybe the dog did it.Very strange.I went to get the portable shampooer and emptied the little water out when I heard the thin pump drop.I can't find it and suspect it went down the drain.Poor huz has a new chore.Way to start the day!

    Jan you hang in there.We're rooting for you.
  20. victoria

    victoria New Member

    And I am cold, cold, cold... even the sun is weak today, we are slightly overcast. It is staying cold here, lows in the 20s and probably below that, highs in high 30s/low 40s...

    Jan, I just about did the same thing you did (not the thingie-down-thedrain part, but putting on sweats, tho my dogs wouldn't let me climb back into bed lol)

    And now the internet goes in and out. Kids told me this happens in the cold. It's a landline for the internet, so I don't understand why. At least it wasn't happening 2.5 years ago when I was here... Anyway, trying to pay for more minutes for my pay-as-you-go phone while I write this, and constantly having to resend. Grrrr.

    And my back molar has become extremely temperature sensitive the past couple of days, gum is slightly swollen. Well, not sure about that, it just feels different. But no pain other than when assaulted with cold or hot food/drink. Bought some straws, and also taking ibuprofen. I have an appointment next Tuesday, tho I can call if it gets any worse. I am taking Cipro, which I brought with, tho I have no idea if it is really stopping it from progressing or not. I guess time will tell.

    Jan, take care, I sure hope something works out quickly for you, and hope it gets easier with the percocet as the dose goes down.

    I sure hope you can sell a good bit more at your next showing. Sounds like you had a good beginning, really. Since it's so close to Christmas and so convenient, I hope you can sell more than you think at your apt. Any other venues that might be possible, I wonder?

    There's a guy here who sells silver rings/earrings that he pre-buys. He has a vendor license to be on the street in downtown Athens, is the only one, is extremely reasonable and seems to do well because of all the college students. Well enough to always be there at least... but I sure wouldn't want to be out there right now. Or the summer heat.