Something About Nothing............ #14

Pumpkin1172

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Joined
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TGIF is all I can say!!!! I'm glad that today is my last day of work for this week!!!! I work a short shift on Sunday, but it's in the cash office, so customer interaction and putting in 10,000 steps in 2 hours lol. I seem to attract customers/staff and run my butt off if I'm on the sales floor. So I look forward to just being in the back offices - shuffling and counting is way more up my alley ;).

It was sooooooooooo beautiful here yesterday. Today it's supposed to hit 65F :yay: I took out some steaks we had in the freezer. We are on a mission to use and cook what is in the freezer. I have had my eye on those beautiful cuts of steak for our first nice warm spring day!!! Today is the day to cook them up. So it's a steak, ceasar salad, potato and I'll probably grill some asparagus as well with all of that! My mouth is already drooling lol.

Tomorrow I have no where to be, so it's a putz around the house day. I have some cleaning I need to do, but as long the DH and the boys go do their own thing, I'll just slowly work on all the things I want to get done and just enjoy being at home for the day. I haven't had a whole day at home in over a month. Between going to the kids house 2 times and the second job, I haven't had a whole day at home for a bit. I'm going to enjoy the day!!!!
 

Robo56

Look into my eyes
Joined
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Good morning Sans family :wave2:

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Oh Robo, I hope your daughter’s surgery goes well. Sending some good thoughts her eye is good when over the surgery. Sad it caused such an effect from the vaccine. My tea has been quite nice, thank you. Hope you are enjoying a cup of coffee in your HHN mug. Very pretty masks. Your masks are so nice to have. And yes, I have a friend in Fla, and she also said it’s been hot.
Thank you Lynne......we are praying for a good outcome for her with the surgery.

Yep, HHN mug full with coffee this morning.


Robbie sending hugs and prayers your daughter will recover
anything about the eyes being effected is very scary
Praying all will be fine and healed in time

the masks you made are fantastic
You have a true gift with what you make!
Thank you Mac. Your hugs and prayers are very much appreciated.


I am going to a scrapbooking event with my friend and her mom this weekend. I haven't scrapbooked in several years so I need to get my stuff together for that. I am so unorganized so that is going to take a while.... It is a two day event starting Friday night. It will be fun just to get out of the house and spend the day with friends. My friend and I have known each other since we were 7, when I moved in next door. She was my matron of honor at my wedding and one of my best friends. Our moms have been neighbors for 40 years so she is like a second mom to me. I am looking forward to spending time with them.
Have a wonderful time scrapbooking and reconnecting with your friend.


Oh Robbie, all good wishes for your daughter on Friday. What a worrying reaction to the Moderna vaccine. I don`t think we`ve even heard of any reactions like that over here. All good wishes sent her way for
Thank you Carole. I texted her this morning. She is going into surgery at 10:30 am. She is in good hands with the best eye surgeons at Vanderbilt in Nashville. She is a really resilient person, but this has been hard for her. Son in law is going to call with update after surgery.

Yes, your masks are gorgeous too.....it will be spectacular.......
Thank you. I will bring some masks with me to give to Sans family in September if my trip goes as planned.


Yes, sadly vaping and E Cigs are as popular over here too....and yes they also stink so bad. I`ve often thought the car in front was on fire as you see a plume of vapour coming out the drivers window.....one of my friends bought a house that had heavy smokers in it. She redecorated everything, removed everything including the windows, doors....I swear you can still get that odour when you walk in, she thinks so as well. Completely disgusting.
Yes, the smoke just permeates everything in the house. My cousin who was a long time smoker quit in January and she can smell how bad her house stinks from it.. She keeps a tidy home, but now that she has quit smoking she can smell it.


I`m allergic to MSG too Robbie......it`s in so many things you don`t expect at times.
Yes it is.


Hope you`re doing good......
Doing ok.


we have two floors and two separate hvac systems (heat and air)
Downstairs is $ 6600 and second floor at $6200 for costs
This includes carry out and disposal of our old ( original)
units
Yep, replacing those units especially when there are two of them is costly. We did that about 4 years ago.

I know what you mean about the mask situation with workers coming in the house. We had one of them come to the house a couple of weeks ago and I sent him back to his truck for a mask and shoe covers. The guy came back to door and was going to put used shoe covers on and I had him go back and get new ones.


First of all prayers and positive thoughts to Robo’s daughter. Just so sad surgery is required.
Thank you for your prayers.


We have been a bit shell shocked this week that another dear friend has been diagnosed with kidney cancer. I introduced them to each other 15 years ago and the rest is history. They look after Louie when we are travelling (I won’t kennel him) and us their dog. We have offered to care for their dog any time it’s needed. Possibly lungs are also involved but the Christie will investigate that further after his kidney removal. The Christie is an amazing specialist cancer hospital in Manchester.
Prayers and good wishes being sent for your dear friend.


Kev should have had dental surgery on Monday but they have decided to refer him to the hospital for a scan of his jaw. He was disappointed but may be for the best eventually.
Hope the scan shows what is needed to make sure his dental surgery is a success.


Sending lots of prayers to you and your daughter. I hope that it goes smoothly for her. That is a very weird side effect. I haven't heard of that one here either, but I will be putting that into my mental file of things to watch for. Our eyes and eyesight is NOTHING to fool around with.
Thank you. It is a weird side effect....very unexpected. These are experimental biologic vaccines that were much needed, but we are finding out some of the ill side effects now. Not sure if anyone else has received them, but there are mass emails going out from all the makers of the vaccines asking people if they had any side affects from the vaccines. So they are gathering more data to fit the pieces together.



I will be thinking of your daughter on Friday. I pray her surgery will be a total success!!
Thank you for your prayers.


My BFF called...her dad is in the hospital. He was found on the bathroom floor this morning. His heart is quite weak, but he's a fighter. Has survived 3 strokes already.
Hoping his strength will carry him through again.
I hope you BFF’s Dad is ok. Sending prayers for him that he does well. Having a fighting determined spirit does help a lot.


I love my new do’! Same colours blended as I usually get, but since it’s been almost 5 months, it looks fabulous.....even if I say so myself ::yes::
Yeah, to the new hair do. Glad to hear it turned out like you wanted. It does make one feel like a new woman.


Our turkey taco bowls were delicious last night.
Sounds delicious.

Baby Jane is a very creepy movie, and nasty too. But, I have to watch it again now whether I want to or not......at least it`s not a cowboy or war movie! Yes, she would make a good icon for HHN!! Scares me every time.
Yes, it is a creepy movie. If I remember correctly Bette Davis and Joan Crawford did not care for each other much. It’s a wonder they were able to get them to do the movie together.


I got the cutest shoes from Kohl's today. Bonus, they were on sale! I think they are perfect for spring!
They are cute. Very nice.


Love a cute pair of shoes!!!! I'm just about down 40 lbs....I have my eye on a pair of shoes as my prize for meeting that goal. If I get them, I'll be sure to post a picture of them.
Congratulations on the weight loss.


These were captured just by my Samsung camera and the ships are about 8 -10 miles out to sea passing us.........
Those are cool pictures. The ship does look like it is floating.


Well I went to Mall on Wednesday afternoon. I had not really been thinking yet of purchasing outfit for granddaughters wedding and went into formal section of Dillard’s and found some nice dresses and pantsuits.

I found something I liked and brought it home. Will ponder on it a few days. If I don’t find something else I like will go with it.

I have appointment to have the SUV serviced and cleaned this afternoon and will get a loaner while they are servicing the SUV might have a look at another place.

I saw my great-nephew on Wednesday and he is such a joy. He has been such a blessing to our family. He is so sweet. He is a busy little fellow.

I can hear and see the big machinery in what used to be the farm behind our house. They are moving the soil around and grading. It’s shocking to look at. Needless to say I have not seen any of the deer since we have been back.

It’s to cool to sit in the screened in porch. Only about 53 now. I have a few yard things to do before my SUV service appt. So I better get moving.

Have a wonderful Friday everyone.

Some fun memes to make us smile a little.

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Pumpkin1172

DIS Veteran
Joined
Sep 14, 2016
opps...forgot to add my quotes!!!!

Been busy-quick drop in.
It's good to see you post again. Your family days sound VERY busy!!!! Your kiddos have made some amazing accomplishments!!!!
And my stupid county. Cancelled my shot for next week, and best I could reschedule was end of the month. Very annoying, as picked that time and day for a reason. Hope I do get the shot as now scheduled. DH is going to see if the VA can get me in earlier, then I will can the county one.
How frustrating!!!! We are still waiting here to get ours. With our rollout our DS ( 20 ) can get his because of his asthma. I am hoping that soon he will go get his :( DH and I should be able to book ours here in the next couple of weeks.
There’s an optical illusion that makes it look like ships are hovering or floating in mid air......I hadn’t seen it personally as they were showing ships off the South Coast on the news......but we saw it for ourselves this morning......its common in the Arctic to see it, but rare in the UK during winter.....special atmospheric conditions that bend light are the reason the ships look as if they are in mid air.......
What a cool illusion. Sounds like you had great weather and a fantastic place for a VERY long walk!!!

To all the homies who haven't check in yet...." hi "

Sending lots of extra healing and strength thoughts and prayers to our homies here who are needing them.

Have a great day everyone!!!!
 

Realfoodfans

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jun 5, 2016
Continued prayers and positive thoughts to all who need them. Challenging times for many. Also good to see more able to get their vaccination booked. As many getting their second vaccination here there is a slow down in younger ones but still on track for all to be offered by end July.

Robo that must be tough to watch the changes. We had that at our last home - the area across from us was a lovely woodland and pathways used by many for dog walking. We understood it was donated for the community many years before but the local council allowed developers who had purchased adjacent land for housing to build on most of it. Also meant new toadways

Another one here who headed to the hairdresser today. I took a tray of cupcakes and they were thrilled with them. Didn’t go in any stores but picked up take out coffees for us as Kev walked Louie along the canal while I was being pampered.

Warmest day we’ve had so far mid 50’s. Em took L for some activity supplies for Brownies and then we were all out in the garden again for another archery competition. Fishy Friday and we picked up our take out order so a very easy evening.
 

J'aime Paris

Living happily ever after
Joined
Mar 7, 2008
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Been busy-quick drop in.
Hope all are well-looking forward to HHN!
May be doing some Disney in August-not sure if I want to if restrictions (park reservations, pool reservations, masks) in place-not worth even the convention rate money-especially not with Hawaii on the horizon next year. Have Las VEgas in July, the cruise in January-but keep getting alerts for cheap airfares to Europe-so tempting-almost booked Rome for anniversary as surprise for hubs - $370 RT -from chicago but cheap amtrak from St louis or $200 flight from our town to chicago-not sure ever will see fares like that again. And $200 RT to Alaska?? That one may end up getting booked if it comes around again. Would rather do one of those than Disney, but hubs oldest has her conference in person there and of course-the grandson to love on...At yacht Club so not a hardship lol
Hubs got both Pfizer shots with NO reactions (tried not to hate him lol)-although I finally found my super power from my vaccination-first spring in FOREVER where I haven't had breathing/allergy issues or had an ER/urgent care visit for breathing issues (dang asthma)-give me the booster every year for this!!!!
Hubs in Florida to get UCF kid-she got invited to join an engineering society (invite only+2 interviews before approved for a vote to accept). She's pretty excited, more opportunity to be mentored by people working in field. Be nice to have her home for summer.
Son is five days a week seated since middle of March-went form D's/F's last semester to all A's-virtual school NOT good for him. Out 2 days this week with cold-still aced his geometry test today (the only one to get 100%).
Oldest is trying to find out what is going on for her this summer-she would like to get some field trips in, and her mentor needs to get his lab set up so she can start research for her thesis. At least she isn't paying for school because this past year has basically been holding pattern.
And it is officially Spring! Pineapple whip season! NPR did a story on this a few years ago
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Virtual school was terrible for my nephew as well. So glad your son was able to back to full time and had such a positive turnaround!!

I'd be jumping on those awesome travel deals too!


Monyk....glad things are going good for you......sounds like some lovely trips in the planning and glad everyone is doing good.


Lynne, frustrating to have your appointment delayed. Annoying when you`re entitled to get it, but postponed. You`ll be vaccinated before you know it.



Shout out to Charade......hope things are going well and you get everything sorted and a big hello to Tink1957.......miss seeing you post Vicki........:wave2:





Slept like a baby again last night........seems it`s always been true that fresh sea air is so good for you.

Heading out this morning after breakfast for another walk......have to take advantage of this gorgous weather we`re having right now, and looks to continue for the forseeable future. The temps could be higher but it`ll get there, we`re still only mid April.

Plan to meet a couple of friends on our walk this morning, they`ll have the dogs with them so that`ll be fun. And plan a zoom chat with the goddaughter that had the baby earlier in the year along with several phone calls.

No idea on food yet either........little early to make up my mind what to have......cornbread and mixed fruit plate for breakfast.

And it`s Friday........























Have a wonderful Friday.........




Glad you've been having such nice days, and able to get outside!
It's fairly decent here today, I will take the dogs on a walk this afternoon.


Yay! Friday happiness has been ongoing since waking up a few hours ago. Thank goodness.

Thanks Schumi, I know, as they will get al wanting the shots done, but was just annoying as did that time and day for a reason. The new appointment is not as easy for me, but I hope it does not get cancelled too. Yep, sometimes my breakfast choices are just eh. Hope you enjoyed the walk with friends and dogs. Sweet to at least see video of new baby. Hope your. lunch is nice, and breakfast tea was had before the walk.

And so, Friday happiness to each the homies.

After a restless bedmate, looking forward to a very lazy start tomorrow morning. And maybe a earlier bedtime. That earlier bedtime May because not much of interest to view on TV.

Thus an early morning for me, though week day routine for a bit now. And that routine includes a very early cup of tea. And since need a second refill, off to find something to eat too.

Lastly, the weather guy said a cooler day, with some rain passing through this morning and a gray, overcast day, with high of 54. Sigh, but will have that jacket ready, as with hopeful sunglasses, for lunchtime walk. And very much hope that morning rain chances are done by the time I stroll.

Did I say Friday morning happiness? ::yes::

Woot! :dancer:
That is totally stinky your shot was cancelled!! I hope you're able to get it soon!!

Hope you get your lunchtime stroll and it’s nicer than predicted......it’s a shame if it’s too miserable as it’s a nice break from work in the middle of the day......and hope you enjoyed your tea.

And yes, hope you get your vaccine sorted out as early as possible.





Beautiful day here, we have a massive 50F......feels cooler along the water, but back home in the sunroom it’s 89F.......Yep, guess where we’re sitting.

Friends couldn’t make the walk after all......one of their horses has hurt itself so they were waiting in for the vet to come check her out. But we still walked and did over 5 miles. The beach was beautiful.

There’s an optical illusion that makes it look like ships are hovering or floating in mid air......I hadn’t seen it personally as they were showing ships off the South Coast on the news......but we saw it for ourselves this morning......its common in the Arctic to see it, but rare in the UK during winter.....special atmospheric conditions that bend light are the reason the ships look as if they are in mid air.......

These were captured just by my Samsung camera and the ships are about 8 -10 miles out to sea passing us.........


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Lazy afternoon here as our legs and feet are groaning a little.......

We have the guy here to finish our master bathroom floor this afternoon. His daughter was poorly so it’s been delayed, but we told him no rush, get her looked after first. But, it’ll be nice to have it finished.

And as it’s still so gorgeous here, barbecue tonight....think we’ll eat indoors though by then. Have a nice selection of food for us and not much to prepare except salad and cous cous. I did buy some deli potato salad which is gorgeous.

Time for tea......or wine.......:rolleyes1
That is wicked COOL!!

Wine, always wine!!


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TGIF is all I can say!!!! I'm glad that today is my last day of work for this week!!!! I work a short shift on Sunday, but it's in the cash office, so customer interaction and putting in 10,000 steps in 2 hours lol. I seem to attract customers/staff and run my butt off if I'm on the sales floor. So I look forward to just being in the back offices - shuffling and counting is way more up my alley ;).

It was sooooooooooo beautiful here yesterday. Today it's supposed to hit 65F :yay: I took out some steaks we had in the freezer. We are on a mission to use and cook what is in the freezer. I have had my eye on those beautiful cuts of steak for our first nice warm spring day!!! Today is the day to cook them up. So it's a steak, ceasar salad, potato and I'll probably grill some asparagus as well with all of that! My mouth is already drooling lol.

Tomorrow I have no where to be, so it's a putz around the house day. I have some cleaning I need to do, but as long the DH and the boys go do their own thing, I'll just slowly work on all the things I want to get done and just enjoy being at home for the day. I haven't had a whole day at home in over a month. Between going to the kids house 2 times and the second job, I haven't had a whole day at home for a bit. I'm going to enjoy the day!!!!
Nothing better than grilled steaks! Fabulous meal planned!


Good morning Sans family :wave2:

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Thank you Lynne......we are praying for a good outcome for her with the surgery.

Yep, HHN mug full with coffee this morning.




Thank you Mac. Your hugs and prayers are very much appreciated.




Have a wonderful time scrapbooking and reconnecting with your friend.




Thank you Carole. I texted her this morning. She is going into surgery at 10:30 am. She is in good hands with the best eye surgeons at Vanderbilt in Nashville. She is a really resilient person, but this has been hard for her. Son in law is going to call with update after surgery.



Thank you. I will bring some masks with me to give to Sans family in September if my trip goes as planned.




Yes, the smoke just permeates everything in the house. My cousin who was a long time smoker quit in January and she can smell how bad her house stinks from it.. She keeps a tidy home, but now that she has quit smoking she can smell it.




Yes it is.




Doing ok.




Yep, replacing those units especially when there are two of them is costly. We did that about 4 years ago.

I know what you mean about the mask situation with workers coming in the house. We had one of them come to the house a couple of weeks ago and I sent him back to his truck for a mask and shoe covers. The guy came back to door and was going to put used shoe covers on and I had him go back and get new ones.




Thank you for your prayers.




Prayers and good wishes being sent for your dear friend.




Hope the scan shows what is needed to make sure his dental surgery is a success.




Thank you. It is a weird side effect....very unexpected. These are experimental biologic vaccines that were much needed, but we are finding out some of the ill side effects now. Not sure if anyone else has received them, but there are mass emails going out from all the makers of the vaccines asking people if they had any side affects from the vaccines. So they are gathering more data to fit the pieces together.





Thank you for your prayers.




I hope you BFF’s Dad is ok. Sending prayers for him that he does well. Having a fighting determined spirit does help a lot.




Yeah, to the new hair do. Glad to hear it turned out like you wanted. It does make one feel like a new woman.




Sounds delicious.



Yes, it is a creepy movie. If I remember correctly Bette Davis and Joan Crawford did not care for each other much. It’s a wonder they were able to get them to do the movie together.




They are cute. Very nice.




Congratulations on the weight loss.




Those are cool pictures. The ship does look like it is floating.


Well I went to Mall on Wednesday afternoon. I had not really been thinking yet of purchasing outfit for granddaughters wedding and went into formal section of Dillard’s and found some nice dresses and pantsuits.

I found something I liked and brought it home. Will ponder on it a few days. If I don’t find something else I like will go with it.

I have appointment to have the SUV serviced and cleaned this afternoon and will get a loaner while they are servicing the SUV might have a look at another place.

I saw my great-nephew on Wednesday and he is such a joy. He has been such a blessing to our family. He is so sweet. He is a busy little fellow.

I can hear and see the big machinery in what used to be the farm behind our house. They are moving the soil around and grading. It’s shocking to look at. Needless to say I have not seen any of the deer since we have been back.

It’s to cool to sit in the screened in porch. Only about 53 now. I have a few yard things to do before my SUV service appt. So I better get moving.

Have a wonderful Friday everyone.

Some fun memes to make us smile a little.

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Seeing little ones always puts a smile on my face too!
And shopping sounds like a success!

Let us know how your DD is doing.....will keep thinking of her!







BFFs dad is home from the hospital. Thank you everyone who passed along good thoughts and prayers!
He recently had his pacemaker replaced, and it's been troublesome ever since. It keeps detecting irregular rhythms, and defibrillating him. Happened 2 times in just 3 days. Cannot imagine that is very fun, and possibly painful.
He's already had an ablation of his heart, but it's possible he will need another. But that is risky, due to scar tissue.
Local doctors are making arrangements to send him to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Hopefully they can figure out a plan to better help him.

Grilled steak with mushroom risotto and a side of fresh watermelon is the dinner plan for tonight! The watermelon looks so good....haven't had one in ages!

Feeling the Friday vibes for sure!
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J'aime Paris

Living happily ever after
Joined
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Continued prayers and positive thoughts to all who need them. Challenging times for many. Also good to see more able to get their vaccination booked. As many getting their second vaccination here there is a slow down in younger ones but still on track for all to be offered by end July.

Robo that must be tough to watch the changes. We had that at our last home - the area across from us was a lovely woodland and pathways used by many for dog walking. We understood it was donated for the community many years before but the local council allowed developers who had purchased adjacent land for housing to build on most of it. Also meant new toadways

Another one here who headed to the hairdresser today. I took a tray of cupcakes and they were thrilled with them. Didn’t go in any stores but picked up take out coffees for us as Kev walked Louie along the canal while I was being pampered.

Warmest day we’ve had so far mid 50’s. Em took L for some activity supplies for Brownies and then we were all out in the garden again for another archery competition. Fishy Friday and we picked up our take out order so a very easy evening.
So thoughtful of you to bring treats to your hairdresser! Hope you enjoyed your pampering!
 

schumigirl

It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts
Joined
May 15, 2007
Good morning Sans family :wave2:

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Thank you Lynne......we are praying for a good outcome for her with the surgery.

Yep, HHN mug full with coffee this morning.




Thank you Mac. Your hugs and prayers are very much appreciated.




Have a wonderful time scrapbooking and reconnecting with your friend.




Thank you Carole. I texted her this morning. She is going into surgery at 10:30 am. She is in good hands with the best eye surgeons at Vanderbilt in Nashville. She is a really resilient person, but this has been hard for her. Son in law is going to call with update after surgery.



Thank you. I will bring some masks with me to give to Sans family in September if my trip goes as planned.




Yes, the smoke just permeates everything in the house. My cousin who was a long time smoker quit in January and she can smell how bad her house stinks from it.. She keeps a tidy home, but now that she has quit smoking she can smell it.




Yes it is.




Doing ok.




Yep, replacing those units especially when there are two of them is costly. We did that about 4 years ago.

I know what you mean about the mask situation with workers coming in the house. We had one of them come to the house a couple of weeks ago and I sent him back to his truck for a mask and shoe covers. The guy came back to door and was going to put used shoe covers on and I had him go back and get new ones.




Thank you for your prayers.




Prayers and good wishes being sent for your dear friend.




Hope the scan shows what is needed to make sure his dental surgery is a success.




Thank you. It is a weird side effect....very unexpected. These are experimental biologic vaccines that were much needed, but we are finding out some of the ill side effects now. Not sure if anyone else has received them, but there are mass emails going out from all the makers of the vaccines asking people if they had any side affects from the vaccines. So they are gathering more data to fit the pieces together.





Thank you for your prayers.




I hope you BFF’s Dad is ok. Sending prayers for him that he does well. Having a fighting determined spirit does help a lot.




Yeah, to the new hair do. Glad to hear it turned out like you wanted. It does make one feel like a new woman.




Sounds delicious.



Yes, it is a creepy movie. If I remember correctly Bette Davis and Joan Crawford did not care for each other much. It’s a wonder they were able to get them to do the movie together.




They are cute. Very nice.




Congratulations on the weight loss.




Those are cool pictures. The ship does look like it is floating.


Well I went to Mall on Wednesday afternoon. I had not really been thinking yet of purchasing outfit for granddaughters wedding and went into formal section of Dillard’s and found some nice dresses and pantsuits.

I found something I liked and brought it home. Will ponder on it a few days. If I don’t find something else I like will go with it.

I have appointment to have the SUV serviced and cleaned this afternoon and will get a loaner while they are servicing the SUV might have a look at another place.

I saw my great-nephew on Wednesday and he is such a joy. He has been such a blessing to our family. He is so sweet. He is a busy little fellow.

I can hear and see the big machinery in what used to be the farm behind our house. They are moving the soil around and grading. It’s shocking to look at. Needless to say I have not seen any of the deer since we have been back.

It’s to cool to sit in the screened in porch. Only about 53 now. I have a few yard things to do before my SUV service appt. So I better get moving.

Have a wonderful Friday everyone.

Some fun memes to make us smile a little.

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Continued good wishes for your daughter Robbie....hope you have heard or hear some good news soon about the surgery.

Yes, Bette Davis and Joan Crawford were rumoured to hate each other, but there is a lovely picture of them laughing off camera together and Angela Lansbury (who i love) said it was a bit of an act.....I`d like to think they were friends..

Shopping sounds fun, it`s nice to have some choices for the event.....you`ll look beautiful.

What a shame about the land beside you, sadly too common an event all over. We think the same fate will await us when the older couple who have the farm beside us.....we`ll move. I know you had some lovely visits form deer and more over the years, it`s a shame to lose that.

Nice memes ::yes::......and have a lovely weekend Robbie........



opps...forgot to add my quotes!!!!


It's good to see you post again. Your family days sound VERY busy!!!! Your kiddos have made some amazing accomplishments!!!!

How frustrating!!!! We are still waiting here to get ours. With our rollout our DS ( 20 ) can get his because of his asthma. I am hoping that soon he will go get his :( DH and I should be able to book ours here in the next couple of weeks.

What a cool illusion. Sounds like you had great weather and a fantastic place for a VERY long walk!!!

To all the homies who haven't check in yet...." hi "

Sending lots of extra healing and strength thoughts and prayers to our homies here who are needing them.

Have a great day everyone!!!!
Isn`t it odd!! It really has been the most gorgeous weather we`ve had for long time, and walking on the beach is perfect.

Good luck with the vaccines, hope you and all your family can get vaxed as soon as possible......

And yes, you deserve a whole day to yourself......enjoy!!! Sounds like your weather is pretty darn good too....enjoy the steaks and weather too pumpkin!



Virtual school was terrible for my nephew as well. So glad your son was able to back to full time and had such a positive turnaround!!

I'd be jumping on those awesome travel deals too!



Glad you've been having such nice days, and able to get outside!
It's fairly decent here today, I will take the dogs on a walk this afternoon.



That is totally stinky your shot was cancelled!! I hope you're able to get it soon!!


That is wicked COOL!!

Wine, always wine!!



Nothing better than grilled steaks! Fabulous meal planned!



Seeing little ones always puts a smile on my face too!
And shopping sounds like a success!

Let us know how your DD is doing.....will keep thinking of her!







BFFs dad is home from the hospital. Thank you everyone who passed along good thoughts and prayers!
He recently had his pacemaker replaced, and it's been troublesome ever since. It keeps detecting irregular rhythms, and defibrillating him. Happened 2 times in just 3 days. Cannot imagine that is very fun, and possibly painful.
He's already had an ablation of his heart, but it's possible he will need another. But that is risky, due to scar tissue.
Local doctors are making arrangements to send him to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Hopefully they can figure out a plan to better help him.

Grilled steak with mushroom risotto and a side of fresh watermelon is the dinner plan for tonight! The watermelon looks so good....haven't had one in ages!

Feeling the Friday vibes for sure!
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Well, we went with tea this afternoon.....I know.....I know :laughing:.....letting the side down Lori......but, we have a lovely Chardonnay open now. New one to us, and so far, it`s very nice.

I couldn`t believe we could see the illusion today.....as we had just seen it a couple of weeks ago on tv. I just hoped my phone camera would pick it up as they were so far out and moving, but they turned out ok. It is so cool!

I`m so glad to hear your friends dad is home. That is good news. All good wishes to him he improves massively......

Dinner sounds good.....but can I leave out the mushroom risotto? I`m allergic to mushrooms and hate, no....I loathe risotto of any kind.......lol.......and adore watermelon......especially in a margarita.......but you knew I`d say that......::yes::

Have a great evening and weekend too.....enjoy dinner and your evening tomorrow too!!!





Highly delighted with new master bathroom floor and a few little things he did in there too with some new shelving and bits and bobs. Looks like a completely new bathroom again. I`m glad we got a different shaped shower unit from before as we had to change it due to moving out the shower unit. I prefer this flooring to the last now.

Sad to see the wonderful actress Helen McCrory has passed away from cancer.

She played Draco Malfoy`s mum in the Potter movies and many other characters on tv and film. She was married to Damian Lewis of Homeland. Only 52 years old.

My feet are still groaning from our walk earlier, so planning a day off tomorrow......housework, baking and watching the Duke of Edinburgh`s funeral is on the plans. Takeout tomorrow night too.

Enjoyed a lovely indoor/outdoor barbecue earlier......Tom cooked outside and we ate inside as it was quite chilly by then. Feeling very full now.

Lazy night with nice wine and think we`ll start watching the Potter movies again.....the first one is my all time favourite of them all, they got very dark as they went on. But, classics.

Have a lovely Friday evening whatever you may be doing........
 
  • Pumpkin1172

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    :wave2: lots of free time for me today....no more papers to even try to look like I'm working :o :flower:

    Over lunch I was going to stop in at home depot to check out their selection of spray paint. I need to update our patio set ( unless I can find another set to replace it with ) and hopefully make it look a little better. It is old, but I would rather wait to buy new stuff until we can completed renovate our back yard. It needs ALOT of work, but sadly, I don't think we will be able to swing it this year. So I'm hoping I can put some new life into the set we currently have. There was a line to get into the store. I drove away. I don't need to wait in a line to get into a store. I can wait. So I'm checking out what they have online. I'm one that needs to actually see the item and color before purchasing. Hopefully I like what I pick out!

    Another one here who headed to the hairdresser today. I took a tray of cupcakes and they were thrilled with them. Didn’t go in any stores but picked up take out coffees for us as Kev walked Louie along the canal while I was being pampered.
    It is amazing how good you feel after getting a haircut. Such a thoughtful thing to do for the salon. I know when people bring us treats at work, it is appreciated.
    My feet are still groaning from our walk earlier, so planning a day off tomorrow......housework, baking and watching the Duke of Edinburgh`s funeral is on the plans. Takeout tomorrow night too.
    I always have to make sure I wear proper shoes. Spent way too many years wearing cute improperly fitting shoes, that have killed my feet. I have plantar fasciitits, that flairs up if I don't have proper shoes on. It sucks sometimes when I want to wear the cute shoes :(

    I also have the PVR set to record the program tomorrow for the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral. I haven't missed a royal anything since I was a little girl...I don't want to miss this.

    Well...off to keep checking out spray paints....and also I have a list of resorts I want to check out on Youtube for our big birthday celebration trip...granted that travel restrictions lift.
     

    schumigirl

    It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts
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    :wave2: lots of free time for me today....no more papers to even try to look like I'm working :o :flower:

    Over lunch I was going to stop in at home depot to check out their selection of spray paint. I need to update our patio set ( unless I can find another set to replace it with ) and hopefully make it look a little better. It is old, but I would rather wait to buy new stuff until we can completed renovate our back yard. It needs ALOT of work, but sadly, I don't think we will be able to swing it this year. So I'm hoping I can put some new life into the set we currently have. There was a line to get into the store. I drove away. I don't need to wait in a line to get into a store. I can wait. So I'm checking out what they have online. I'm one that needs to actually see the item and color before purchasing. Hopefully I like what I pick out!


    It is amazing how good you feel after getting a haircut. Such a thoughtful thing to do for the salon. I know when people bring us treats at work, it is appreciated.

    I always have to make sure I wear proper shoes. Spent way too many years wearing cute improperly fitting shoes, that have killed my feet. I have plantar fasciitits, that flairs up if I don't have proper shoes on. It sucks sometimes when I want to wear the cute shoes :(

    I also have the PVR set to record the program tomorrow for the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral. I haven't missed a royal anything since I was a little girl...I don't want to miss this.

    Well...off to keep checking out spray paints....and also I have a list of resorts I want to check out on Youtube for our big birthday celebration trip...granted that travel restrictions lift.
    I too wear inserts that are made by my podiatrist. PF is very painful and I had two cortisone injections in my heel in the past. Fortunately my podiatrist is the husband of our best friend who passed away in 2016. He is a podiatric surgeon and a bio mechanics specialist, so he takes good care of my horrible feet.

    So, yes, completely agree. We have to wear properly fitted shoes all times. It hasn`t bothered me in a few years (touch wood). Keisha and I joke we wear the "fancy" crocs called Patricia......they are flip flop, but good instep support and no ring for your big toe......very comfortable and I wear them a lot on trips and at home. But most of the time it`s something I can wear the orthotics with.

    Doubt I`ll ever wear Laboutins again.......in fact last time I wore stilleto type shoes, Wham were still popular in the charts!!! Yes, a long time ago.

    I think the funeral will be very emotional.

    Enjoy the choosing of the paint and hope you pick somewhere nice for a trip....that does sound exciting to plan.
     

    Charade67

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    Hello everyone. I am back after an unnecessarily stressful trip to Georgia. It looks like we have everything settled, at least for now. The nursing home was releasing my mom because her insurance had reached the limit of what they would pay. My cousin was panicking because she thought my mom wasn't ready to go home and that her mother (74, diabetic, bad back, recently had a concussion) was not capable of taking care of her. I went to GA to talk with my siblings in person about what options were available. We were considering doing private pay for a few more weeks so Mom could get more therapy and regain some strength before going home. It turns out that my cousin was blowing things a little out of proportion. My brother and I spoke to the nursing home social worker and the head of rehab. Both said that she was improving (could get dressed unassisted, was making good progress walking with a walker, and other things) and they felt that Mom was ready to go home and that mentally she would be much better off at home. My cousin still protested this idea, but my aunt was adamant that my mom would not stay in the nursing home. My brother and I talked to my aunt, and she kept insisting that they would be fine and she will be okay with taking care of my mom. Mom's insurance will pay for home healthcare, so that is a plus. We then talked to Mom and reminded her that when she goes home she has to be compliant with her treatment and therapy or else she may have to go back to the nursing home as a permanent resident. Mom also has an appointment with an oncologist on April 28. We are anxiously waiting to hear what she has to say about Mom's treatment.


    I managed to survive a vist with family without killing my sister. My brother and SIL are great. They insisted that we stay at their house and even cooked all our meals. (I had planned to take them to dinner, but they wanted to feed us. ) My sister, on the other hand, can make me insane. She has a very bad habit of not thinking before she speaks. She asked what B was majoring in and we told her history. The she asked what she planned to do after college. We told her that we didn't know yet. Then my sister said, "She'll be working at McDonalds" implying that her degree will be worthless. Dh immediately got up and left the room. I could tell he was angry. I let my sister have it. I basically told her that what she said was rude and uncalled for and that she should keep her opinions to herself. I also let her know that she made both me and dh angry. Dh later told me that he wanted to give her a piece of his mind, but stayed silent out of respect for my brother and SIL.

    This whole week has been very draining. We got home last night. This morning I had a medical appointment, and had to take the cat to the vet this afternoon. I then came home and took a 2 hour nap.

    Keisha - Right now no one in the family has POA. That is probably something we need to talk to Mom about. We did discover that Mom has a lot more money in the bank than we thought. We were told that it would have to be spent down a considerable amount before she applied for Medicaid. Hmm...I should probably ask Mom if she has a will. I suspect she doesn't.. I know my brother is the beneficiary on Mom's life insurance, but don't know what happens to the money in her bank accounts when she passes.

    Paris - I have noticed the cat food shortage too. Caspian used to not eat much wet food, but recently had become more interested in it. I wanted to try some of the "perfect portions" because they are smaller servings, but have been having difficulty finding them.

    Pumpkin - Good lunch with the new job search.

    Mac - Ouch on the vet bills. Caspian is due for his annual checkup next month. Hope Luna is feeling better.

    Robo - Hope everything went well with your daughter's eye surgery today.

    Cam - Good luck with the taxes.

    Real - So sorry to hear about your friend, Seems like I am hearing about a lot of cancer diagnoses lately.

    Paris - Hoping for a recovery for your friend's father.

    Schumi - Yay for a hair appointment, I think I should have something done to mine before I go on vacation next month.

    Pumpkin - Congrats on the weight loss.

    MonyK - I highly recommend a trip to Alaska. It is such a beautiful state.


    Lynne - Sorry your vaccination got cancelled. Hope you can get in somewhere soon.

    Schumi - Love the floating ships.


    Was sad to hear about the passing of the actress who played Narcissa Malfoy. Narcissa was my favorite "villain" in HP.

    I think tomorrow will be a quiet day for us. Dh gets his second shot tomorrow morning, so we will see if he gets any negative side effects.
     

    macraven

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    Charade
    Hugs for you and your family

    You are fortunate to have siblings to work together and decide how to handle the situation about your mother.
    Sounds like a decision has been made you all can live with.

    I wish a speedy and steady full recovery for her.

    I hope all goes smooth for your husbands shot tomorrow!
    Crossing my fingers no issues and he does not have any uncomfortable situation.
     
  • schumigirl

    It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts
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    Hello everyone. I am back after an unnecessarily stressful trip to Georgia. It looks like we have everything settled, at least for now. The nursing home was releasing my mom because her insurance had reached the limit of what they would pay. My cousin was panicking because she thought my mom wasn't ready to go home and that her mother (74, diabetic, bad back, recently had a concussion) was not capable of taking care of her. I went to GA to talk with my siblings in person about what options were available. We were considering doing private pay for a few more weeks so Mom could get more therapy and regain some strength before going home. It turns out that my cousin was blowing things a little out of proportion. My brother and I spoke to the nursing home social worker and the head of rehab. Both said that she was improving (could get dressed unassisted, was making good progress walking with a walker, and other things) and they felt that Mom was ready to go home and that mentally she would be much better off at home. My cousin still protested this idea, but my aunt was adamant that my mom would not stay in the nursing home. My brother and I talked to my aunt, and she kept insisting that they would be fine and she will be okay with taking care of my mom. Mom's insurance will pay for home healthcare, so that is a plus. We then talked to Mom and reminded her that when she goes home she has to be compliant with her treatment and therapy or else she may have to go back to the nursing home as a permanent resident. Mom also has an appointment with an oncologist on April 28. We are anxiously waiting to hear what she has to say about Mom's treatment.


    I managed to survive a vist with family without killing my sister. My brother and SIL are great. They insisted that we stay at their house and even cooked all our meals. (I had planned to take them to dinner, but they wanted to feed us. ) My sister, on the other hand, can make me insane. She has a very bad habit of not thinking before she speaks. She asked what B was majoring in and we told her history. The she asked what she planned to do after college. We told her that we didn't know yet. Then my sister said, "She'll be working at McDonalds" implying that her degree will be worthless. Dh immediately got up and left the room. I could tell he was angry. I let my sister have it. I basically told her that what she said was rude and uncalled for and that she should keep her opinions to herself. I also let her know that she made both me and dh angry. Dh later told me that he wanted to give her a piece of his mind, but stayed silent out of respect for my brother and SIL.

    This whole week has been very draining. We got home last night. This morning I had a medical appointment, and had to take the cat to the vet this afternoon. I then came home and took a 2 hour nap.

    Keisha - Right now no one in the family has POA. That is probably something we need to talk to Mom about. We did discover that Mom has a lot more money in the bank than we thought. We were told that it would have to be spent down a considerable amount before she applied for Medicaid. Hmm...I should probably ask Mom if she has a will. I suspect she doesn't.. I know my brother is the beneficiary on Mom's life insurance, but don't know what happens to the money in her bank accounts when she passes.

    Paris - I have noticed the cat food shortage too. Caspian used to not eat much wet food, but recently had become more interested in it. I wanted to try some of the "perfect portions" because they are smaller servings, but have been having difficulty finding them.

    Pumpkin - Good lunch with the new job search.

    Mac - Ouch on the vet bills. Caspian is due for his annual checkup next month. Hope Luna is feeling better.

    Robo - Hope everything went well with your daughter's eye surgery today.

    Cam - Good luck with the taxes.

    Real - So sorry to hear about your friend, Seems like I am hearing about a lot of cancer diagnoses lately.

    Paris - Hoping for a recovery for your friend's father.

    Schumi - Yay for a hair appointment, I think I should have something done to mine before I go on vacation next month.

    Pumpkin - Congrats on the weight loss.

    MonyK - I highly recommend a trip to Alaska. It is such a beautiful state.


    Lynne - Sorry your vaccination got cancelled. Hope you can get in somewhere soon.

    Schumi - Love the floating ships.


    Was sad to hear about the passing of the actress who played Narcissa Malfoy. Narcissa was my favorite "villain" in HP.

    I think tomorrow will be a quiet day for us. Dh gets his second shot tomorrow morning, so we will see if he gets any negative side effects.
    I`m glad it wasn`t as bad as you had feared Charade. Looks like you have managed to reach a satisfactory conclusion for your mum.

    And yes, all good wishes for the appointment on the 28th for her. Good luck to DH on his shot today.

    Floating ships do look rather spectacular.

    Helen McCrory was a wonderful actress. She played Malfoys mother well. She was supposed to play Bellatrix originally, but fell pregnant so it went to Helena Bonham Carter instead, but JK loved her and brought her back at the first opportunity.





    Been up since before 6 this morning. Got the second load of washing out on the line as it is again, gorgeous outside and feels a lot warmer today than yesterday......I`ll get everything dry in no time. When the weather is like this, I do look for things to wash!

    Plan for some housework this morning and we can wash the new floor this morning in our bathroom. Have some bread sitting on the side rising before I put it in the oven, that`ll be lunch with some bacon, Romaine lettuce and tomatoes.

    Then watch the service for the Duke of Edinburgh and tonight is takeout pizza with some red wine. And that`s about today. One friend said they may drop by after the service and we`ll be able to sit outside as it`s going to be much warmer then.

    Need to get online and make an appointment to give blood, I got a reminder through a few days ago, but forgot about it.


























    Have a wonderful Saturday :sunny::sunny::sunny:
     

    Realfoodfans

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    Glad back online - was unable to post earlier but thankfully saved my draft!

    Thank you for your update Charade. Such a tough time for you. Glad DH was there to support you and was such a good man to walk away from a confrontation. Does sound like you’re right about sorting everything out while your Mum still has the mental capacity to do so. It is the same here with care home/nursing home costs. Many want it changed as if you have over £23,250 you pay for your care - so if you have a property it has to be sold. The only time it is fully funded is after a vigorous process where the individual has to be totally incapable of any of their care.

    Pumpkin much congratulations on your weight loss. You should be very proud. When I had treatment for my lymphoedema at the hospice (sadly no longer available) I was recommended Crocs, Uggs and a brand Hotter not sure if you have them. I haven’t been able to wear any heels for about 15 years which I do miss.

    Another beautiful day here and we are so looking forward to eating out with DS & DIL. Doggies coming too. Then I am going pram viewing with them.

    Feel lucky to be so involved and blessed DIL is so lovely.

    Will be recording the funeral to watch later. Our minister just did a lovely morning prayers relating it to everyone suffering loss.

    Hope everyone has a good day.
     

    Lynne G

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    Charade, don’t know the family laws in your state. But in mine, a will can be on a napkin with two witnesses that can say it was her will. If there is no will, law generally says, goes to kids equally, then if no kids, down the line. She should at least try to say in writing, who she wants to be the executor of her estate. The one responsible for settling the estate. And maybe if not eligible for Medicare, maybe you can look into insurance to cover what Medicare does not. But at least she will have care at her home. And I am glad, as I am sure your mom is the happiest at her home. At least until it comes a time the home does not work for her. I hope she is getting better and better. Sending hugs, as family drama is no fun. And if your mom is able to pay bills and do her banking by herself, no reason to have a POA right now. My mum was sane enough, so we never had a POA, but my sister, I and one of my brothers, would take turns every month, making sure she was paying her bills and balancing her bank accounts. I had filed her taxes for her. We did that explain, and sign here. Long ago, she and my dad did have formal wills drawn at a law firm. When we could not find her will, we were thankful that the law firm had a copy. Though my mum surely wanted to have us divide as equally as we could. And we did. Took awhile.

    Ah yes, was up before alarm would have sounded. Little one brought food home for a late dinner last night, as she had gone over a friend’s place to go over class work later in the afternoon. Well, I am not fond of the food place she went to, so after a few bites, felt not so good. I too am allergic to MSG, but what I ate should not have had any in it. Either way, put my plate in the refrigerator and with absolutely nothing of interest on the screen, took an early bedtime. Cue this early morning start. Eh, at least the wash is mostly done. And woot! Schumi always has me at bacon. And since we have some bacon left, will cook that up. Yay!

    Always enjoying that weekend quiet morning, with big screen for me to choose viewing, wash humming along, and the tea pot hot, refilling my cup a couple of times, so far.

    Yeah, news of the Prince’s funeral is in all the news here. As well as news of the Potter actress death. Sad for both families and friends.

    And so, with that just washed feeling towels, time for a long hot shower. Lazy morning? Check.

    Enjoy pram viewing today, Julie, and nice to out to lunch with them.
     

    J'aime Paris

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    :wave2: lots of free time for me today....no more papers to even try to look like I'm working :o :flower:

    Over lunch I was going to stop in at home depot to check out their selection of spray paint. I need to update our patio set ( unless I can find another set to replace it with ) and hopefully make it look a little better. It is old, but I would rather wait to buy new stuff until we can completed renovate our back yard. It needs ALOT of work, but sadly, I don't think we will be able to swing it this year. So I'm hoping I can put some new life into the set we currently have. There was a line to get into the store. I drove away. I don't need to wait in a line to get into a store. I can wait. So I'm checking out what they have online. I'm one that needs to actually see the item and color before purchasing. Hopefully I like what I pick out!


    It is amazing how good you feel after getting a haircut. Such a thoughtful thing to do for the salon. I know when people bring us treats at work, it is appreciated.

    I always have to make sure I wear proper shoes. Spent way too many years wearing cute improperly fitting shoes, that have killed my feet. I have plantar fasciitits, that flairs up if I don't have proper shoes on. It sucks sometimes when I want to wear the cute shoes :(

    I also have the PVR set to record the program tomorrow for the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral. I haven't missed a royal anything since I was a little girl...I don't want to miss this.

    Well...off to keep checking out spray paints....and also I have a list of resorts I want to check out on Youtube for our big birthday celebration trip...granted that travel restrictions lift.
    Wow, a line outside the Home Depot! Thats' such a big store....is the capacity limit very low by you?
    I hope you find a paint you like!


    I too wear inserts that are made by my podiatrist. PF is very painful and I had two cortisone injections in my heel in the past. Fortunately my podiatrist is the husband of our best friend who passed away in 2016. He is a podiatric surgeon and a bio mechanics specialist, so he takes good care of my horrible feet.

    So, yes, completely agree. We have to wear properly fitted shoes all times. It hasn`t bothered me in a few years (touch wood). Keisha and I joke we wear the "fancy" crocs called Patricia......they are flip flop, but good instep support and no ring for your big toe......very comfortable and I wear them a lot on trips and at home. But most of the time it`s something I can wear the orthotics with.

    Doubt I`ll ever wear Laboutins again.......in fact last time I wore stilleto type shoes, Wham were still popular in the charts!!! Yes, a long time ago.

    I think the funeral will be very emotional.

    Enjoy the choosing of the paint and hope you pick somewhere nice for a trip....that does sound exciting to plan.
    I'm super lucky....I can literally wear any shoe. Flat as a plank or super high....although I rarely wear high heels, as I'm tall enough already. And I can go barefoot too.
    My mom has Plantar F and needs to wear shoes even in the house.


    Hello everyone. I am back after an unnecessarily stressful trip to Georgia. It looks like we have everything settled, at least for now. The nursing home was releasing my mom because her insurance had reached the limit of what they would pay. My cousin was panicking because she thought my mom wasn't ready to go home and that her mother (74, diabetic, bad back, recently had a concussion) was not capable of taking care of her. I went to GA to talk with my siblings in person about what options were available. We were considering doing private pay for a few more weeks so Mom could get more therapy and regain some strength before going home. It turns out that my cousin was blowing things a little out of proportion. My brother and I spoke to the nursing home social worker and the head of rehab. Both said that she was improving (could get dressed unassisted, was making good progress walking with a walker, and other things) and they felt that Mom was ready to go home and that mentally she would be much better off at home. My cousin still protested this idea, but my aunt was adamant that my mom would not stay in the nursing home. My brother and I talked to my aunt, and she kept insisting that they would be fine and she will be okay with taking care of my mom. Mom's insurance will pay for home healthcare, so that is a plus. We then talked to Mom and reminded her that when she goes home she has to be compliant with her treatment and therapy or else she may have to go back to the nursing home as a permanent resident. Mom also has an appointment with an oncologist on April 28. We are anxiously waiting to hear what she has to say about Mom's treatment.


    I managed to survive a vist with family without killing my sister. My brother and SIL are great. They insisted that we stay at their house and even cooked all our meals. (I had planned to take them to dinner, but they wanted to feed us. ) My sister, on the other hand, can make me insane. She has a very bad habit of not thinking before she speaks. She asked what B was majoring in and we told her history. The she asked what she planned to do after college. We told her that we didn't know yet. Then my sister said, "She'll be working at McDonalds" implying that her degree will be worthless. Dh immediately got up and left the room. I could tell he was angry. I let my sister have it. I basically told her that what she said was rude and uncalled for and that she should keep her opinions to herself. I also let her know that she made both me and dh angry. Dh later told me that he wanted to give her a piece of his mind, but stayed silent out of respect for my brother and SIL.

    This whole week has been very draining. We got home last night. This morning I had a medical appointment, and had to take the cat to the vet this afternoon. I then came home and took a 2 hour nap.

    Keisha - Right now no one in the family has POA. That is probably something we need to talk to Mom about. We did discover that Mom has a lot more money in the bank than we thought. We were told that it would have to be spent down a considerable amount before she applied for Medicaid. Hmm...I should probably ask Mom if she has a will. I suspect she doesn't.. I know my brother is the beneficiary on Mom's life insurance, but don't know what happens to the money in her bank accounts when she passes.

    Paris - I have noticed the cat food shortage too. Caspian used to not eat much wet food, but recently had become more interested in it. I wanted to try some of the "perfect portions" because they are smaller servings, but have been having difficulty finding them.

    Pumpkin - Good lunch with the new job search.

    Mac - Ouch on the vet bills. Caspian is due for his annual checkup next month. Hope Luna is feeling better.

    Robo - Hope everything went well with your daughter's eye surgery today.

    Cam - Good luck with the taxes.

    Real - So sorry to hear about your friend, Seems like I am hearing about a lot of cancer diagnoses lately.

    Paris - Hoping for a recovery for your friend's father.

    Schumi - Yay for a hair appointment, I think I should have something done to mine before I go on vacation next month.

    Pumpkin - Congrats on the weight loss.

    MonyK - I highly recommend a trip to Alaska. It is such a beautiful state.


    Lynne - Sorry your vaccination got cancelled. Hope you can get in somewhere soon.

    Schumi - Love the floating ships.


    Was sad to hear about the passing of the actress who played Narcissa Malfoy. Narcissa was my favorite "villain" in HP.

    I think tomorrow will be a quiet day for us. Dh gets his second shot tomorrow morning, so we will see if he gets any negative side effects.
    Sounds like a stressful week...nice your DH was with to support you. Hope your moms upcoming oncology appointment goes well!!
    Good luck to your DH on his second shot!


    I`m glad it wasn`t as bad as you had feared Charade. Looks like you have managed to reach a satisfactory conclusion for your mum.

    And yes, all good wishes for the appointment on the 28th for her. Good luck to DH on his shot today.

    Floating ships do look rather spectacular.

    Helen McCrory was a wonderful actress. She played Malfoys mother well. She was supposed to play Bellatrix originally, but fell pregnant so it went to Helena Bonham Carter instead, but JK loved her and brought her back at the first opportunity.





    Been up since before 6 this morning. Got the second load of washing out on the line as it is again, gorgeous outside and feels a lot warmer today than yesterday......I`ll get everything dry in no time. When the weather is like this, I do look for things to wash!

    Plan for some housework this morning and we can wash the new floor this morning in our bathroom. Have some bread sitting on the side rising before I put it in the oven, that`ll be lunch with some bacon, Romaine lettuce and tomatoes.

    Then watch the service for the Duke of Edinburgh and tonight is takeout pizza with some red wine. And that`s about today. One friend said they may drop by after the service and we`ll be able to sit outside as it`s going to be much warmer then.

    Need to get online and make an appointment to give blood, I got a reminder through a few days ago, but forgot about it.


























    Have a wonderful Saturday :sunny::sunny::sunny:
    Today's memes are extra good Carole!

    I like to add avocado to my BLT sandwiches! And extra bacon, of course!

    I'm able to give blood again, since enough time has passed. There is a blood drive 2 minutes from my house today. Not sure if I'll make it this time....have a lot to do today. It would be interesting to see if I have any antibodies built up yet. 2 weeks and 2 days since my first shot.


    Glad back online - was unable to post earlier but thankfully saved my draft!

    Thank you for your update Charade. Such a tough time for you. Glad DH was there to support you and was such a good man to walk away from a confrontation. Does sound like you’re right about sorting everything out while your Mum still has the mental capacity to do so. It is the same here with care home/nursing home costs. Many want it changed as if you have over £23,250 you pay for your care - so if you have a property it has to be sold. The only time it is fully funded is after a vigorous process where the individual has to be totally incapable of any of their care.

    Pumpkin much congratulations on your weight loss. You should be very proud. When I had treatment for my lymphoedema at the hospice (sadly no longer available) I was recommended Crocs, Uggs and a brand Hotter not sure if you have them. I haven’t been able to wear any heels for about 15 years which I do miss.

    Another beautiful day here and we are so looking forward to eating out with DS & DIL. Doggies coming too. Then I am going pram viewing with them.

    Feel lucky to be so involved and blessed DIL is so lovely.

    Will be recording the funeral to watch later. Our minister just did a lovely morning prayers relating it to everyone suffering loss.

    Hope everyone has a good day.
    Enjoy lunch with your family and pram shopping!


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    schumigirl

    It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts
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    Bacon is always a good way to start the day Lynne! hope you enjoyed what you had......


    Lori......lol yes, very appropriate!! Oh I love avocado on my BLT or anything really, I do love it, but Tom isn`t a fan at all. And we don`t have any right now.......and yes, we did have a lot of bacon on it too!

    I do have to wear some kind of shoe in the house, can get away with my croc Patricia in the summer. But, yes, I do miss a real stilleto....if I do wear them I have to make sure there`s no more than 4 steps from the car to the restaurant......lol.......the bio mechanical expert brain that was my best friend would go crazy if I wore anything innapropriate, and Uggs and anything like them with no support were out as they are useless with PF. Very painful thing, thankfully seems to be in the past.

    Oh you are tall for sure.......you would look fabulous in heels!!! Have a lovely meal out tonight....is it today your DH birthday is?





    The service for the Duke of Edinburgh was extremely emotional for sure. I think everyone who admires the Queen felt for her and her family. Prince Charles looked especially emotional. Loved the choice of music too, certainly very different to any Royal ceremony we`ve seen before.

    Loved his own stamp was on everything in the service, including the wonderful Land Rover......

    My friend has just left from a very quick visit, she brought two of the dogs including the one that thinks my dining room is haunted......lol....we sat on one of the patios with the french doors open to the dining room and the dog was not happy. Kept growling very low to the doors......not sure what to think now. The other dog was a little nosy but didn`t attempt to go inside.......maybe there is something in it.

    Only 5pm here, weather is glorious so got all my washing dried, ironed and put away.......well, mine is away everyone else`s is on their beds. Waiting to see when everyone wants to eat........I`m hungry already........🍕
     

    keishashadow

    Proud Redhead...yes, I have some bananas!
    Joined
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    It’s been a long journey for this ‘lil 3 y.o. Warrior. Since September, he & his mom (my DS GF) basically have lived at the hospital through six rounds of treatments. His numbers are great now. :banana:Lots of follow up checks on the agenda. If you believe in a higher power, please include Eli in your intentions.

    Our daughter is having eye surgery Friday. She has been having issues with her left eye since January after receiving the Moderna vaccine. She is a Respiratory Therapist in the hospital. She is one of the rare few they have acknowledged with post vaccine induced vitritis that has worsened even after aggressive treatments with oral meds and eye drops. It has caused infection, swelling and fluid accumulation and her retina to tear.
    Wow, never heard of this. Prayers for her
    when I launder my cloth masks I made a mistake and put them in the dryer
    Big opps
    Yep, also guilty lol. One of those mistakes u only make once
    have been working on getting our taxes done. Ours are not very complicated but I offered to do my brother and nephews. I think they think I know what I am doing....the joke is on them.
    Lol in same bucket here, did two yesterday before I lost interest
    Kev should have had dental surgery on Monday but they have decided to refer him to the hospital for a scan of his jaw. He was disappointed but may be for the best eventually.
    That sounds like a good thing. Hard to believe they’d consider doing surgery without extensive X-rays for mapping purposes. Said the women who had a few of her own this week lol
    My BFF called...her dad is in the hospital. He was found on the bathroom floor this morning. His heart is quite weak, but he's a fighter. Has survived 3 strokes already.
    Hoping his strength will carry him through again.
    Sounds like a tough old dude, best of wishes to the family.
    A nice lockdown surprise for her.
    Good to hear she’s happy. I’ve heard a few tales of others who weren’t in that frame of mind.
    Going to be a good day to take a long walk in the battlefield
    Perfect weather for it today
    Enjoy!
    got the cutest shoes from Kohl's today. Bonus, they were on sale! I think they are perfect for spring!
    Nice, k
    And my stupid county. Cancelled my shot for next week, and best I could reschedule was end of the month. Very annoying, as picked that time and day for a reason. Hope I do get the shot as now scheduled. DH is going to see if the VA can get me in earlier, then I will can the county one.
    Ugh. We had two day clinic at local mall, 2,000 slots of Pfizer available for pre bookings. So many people got scared re the J&J news, over 25% cancelled. They opened it up to walkups each day.

    Even the grocery & drug stores have openings. Maybe a road trip for you out west if things don’t work out as planned.
    Another one here who headed to the hairdresser today.
    Something in the air
    Highly delighted with new master bathroom floor and a few little things he did in there too with some new shelving and bits and bobs. Looks like a completely new bathroom again. I`m glad we got a different shaped shower unit from before as we had to change it due to moving out the shower unit. I prefer this flooring to the last now.
    Yea! All back in order is a good thing
    Keisha and I joke we wear the "fancy" crocs called Patricia......they are flip flop, but good instep support and no ring for your big toe......very comfortable and I wear them a lot on trips and at home. But most of the time it`s something I can wear the orthotics with.
    Yes, dressy enough to pass. still have a couple of other traditional sandal sorts I wear when really dressy but miserable for days afterwards
    Keisha - Right now no one in the family has POA. That is probably something we need to talk to Mom about. We did discover that Mom has a lot more money in the bank than we thought. We were told that it would have to be spent down a considerable amount before she applied for Medicaid. Hmm...I should probably ask Mom if she has a will. I suspect she doesn't.. I know my brother is the beneficiary on Mom's life insurance, but don't know what happens to the money in her bank accounts when she passes.
    More $ in bank a good thing all the way around. Might afford her the opportunity to stay in her own house for longer period of time with home health care as an option vs assisted living.

    Especially, with multiple siblings who may have different viewpoints on medical care, your Mom needs to state her wishes for level of care she wants going forward in various situations.

    Designate a durable health care POA & one representative.

    Verify that will’s existence. Lawyer who prepared will have a copy. Time is now to find out her assets, any burial arrangements etc.

    Last thing you want to do is be scrambling to find documents during an emergency & have family members arguing over how you will proceed to help your Mom as time passes.
     

    schumigirl

    It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts
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    It’s been a long journey for this ‘lil 3 y.o. Warrior. Since September, he & his mom (my DS GF) basically have lived at the hospital through six rounds of treatments. His numbers are great now. :banana:Lots of follow up checks on the agenda. If you believe in a higher power, please include Eli in your intentions.


    Wow, never heard of this. Prayers for her

    Yep, also guilty lol. One of those mistakes u only make once

    Lol in same bucket here, did two yesterday before I lost interest

    That sounds like a good thing. Hard to believe they’d consider doing surgery without extensive X-rays for mapping purposes. Said the women who had a few of her own this week lol

    Sounds like a tough old dude, best of wishes to the family.

    Good to hear she’s happy. I’ve heard a few tales of others who weren’t in that frame of mind.

    Enjoy!

    Nice, k

    Ugh. We had two day clinic at local mall, 2,000 slots of Pfizer available for pre bookings. So many people got scared re the J&J news, over 25% cancelled. They opened it up to walkups each day.

    Even the grocery & drug stores have openings. Maybe a road trip for you out west if things don’t work out as planned.
    Something in the air

    Yea! All back in order is a good thing

    Yes, dressy enough to pass. still have a couple of other traditional sandal sorts I wear when really dressy but miserable for days afterwards

    More $ in bank a good thing all the way around. Might afford her the opportunity to stay in her own house for longer period of time with home health care as an option vs assisted living.

    Especially, with multiple siblings who may have different viewpoints on medical care, your Mom needs to state her wishes for level of care she wants going forward in various situations.

    Designate a durable health care POA & one representative.

    Verify that will’s existence. Lawyer who prepared will have a copy. Time is now to find out her assets, any burial arrangements etc.

    Last thing you want to do is be scrambling to find documents during an emergency & have family members arguing over how you will proceed to help your Mom as time passes.
    Fabulous news on little Eli......best news today!! May his health continue to improve every day and he makes a full recovery.......prayers and so many good wishes sent up for him, and his mum and your DS too living with it every day......:hug:

    lol....sore feet aren`t just for one evening.........
     

    J'aime Paris

    Living happily ever after
    Joined
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    It’s been a long journey for this ‘lil 3 y.o. Warrior. Since September, he & his mom (my DS GF) basically have lived at the hospital through six rounds of treatments. His numbers are great now. :banana:Lots of follow up checks on the agenda. If you believe in a higher power, please include Eli in your intentions.


    Wow, never heard of this. Prayers for her

    Yep, also guilty lol. One of those mistakes u only make once

    Lol in same bucket here, did two yesterday before I lost interest

    That sounds like a good thing. Hard to believe they’d consider doing surgery without extensive X-rays for mapping purposes. Said the women who had a few of her own this week lol

    Sounds like a tough old dude, best of wishes to the family.

    Good to hear she’s happy. I’ve heard a few tales of others who weren’t in that frame of mind.

    Enjoy!

    Nice, k

    Ugh. We had two day clinic at local mall, 2,000 slots of Pfizer available for pre bookings. So many people got scared re the J&J news, over 25% cancelled. They opened it up to walkups each day.

    Even the grocery & drug stores have openings. Maybe a road trip for you out west if things don’t work out as planned.
    Something in the air

    Yea! All back in order is a good thing

    Yes, dressy enough to pass. still have a couple of other traditional sandal sorts I wear when really dressy but miserable for days afterwards

    More $ in bank a good thing all the way around. Might afford her the opportunity to stay in her own house for longer period of time with home health care as an option vs assisted living.

    Especially, with multiple siblings who may have different viewpoints on medical care, your Mom needs to state her wishes for level of care she wants going forward in various situations.

    Designate a durable health care POA & one representative.

    Verify that will’s existence. Lawyer who prepared will have a copy. Time is now to find out her assets, any burial arrangements etc.

    Last thing you want to do is be scrambling to find documents during an emergency & have family members arguing over how you will proceed to help your Mom as time passes.
    Dear little Eli....what a cutie!! He will break many hearts...
    Bravo to such a strong little boy!!!

    I'll pray for his continued good health!

    Bacon is always a good way to start the day Lynne! hope you enjoyed what you had......


    Lori......lol yes, very appropriate!! Oh I love avocado on my BLT or anything really, I do love it, but Tom isn`t a fan at all. And we don`t have any right now.......and yes, we did have a lot of bacon on it too!

    I do have to wear some kind of shoe in the house, can get away with my croc Patricia in the summer. But, yes, I do miss a real stilleto....if I do wear them I have to make sure there`s no more than 4 steps from the car to the restaurant......lol.......the bio mechanical expert brain that was my best friend would go crazy if I wore anything innapropriate, and Uggs and anything like them with no support were out as they are useless with PF. Very painful thing, thankfully seems to be in the past.

    Oh you are tall for sure.......you would look fabulous in heels!!! Have a lovely meal out tonight....is it today your DH birthday is?





    The service for the Duke of Edinburgh was extremely emotional for sure. I think everyone who admires the Queen felt for her and her family. Prince Charles looked especially emotional. Loved the choice of music too, certainly very different to any Royal ceremony we`ve seen before.

    Loved his own stamp was on everything in the service, including the wonderful Land Rover......

    My friend has just left from a very quick visit, she brought two of the dogs including the one that thinks my dining room is haunted......lol....we sat on one of the patios with the french doors open to the dining room and the dog was not happy. Kept growling very low to the doors......not sure what to think now. The other dog was a little nosy but didn`t attempt to go inside.......maybe there is something in it.

    Only 5pm here, weather is glorious so got all my washing dried, ironed and put away.......well, mine is away everyone else`s is on their beds. Waiting to see when everyone wants to eat........I`m hungry already........🍕
    We are celebrating DH birthday tonight, but days early. I will be in Alabama on his actual bday. Looking forward to a super meal and good times!

    I caught most of the funeral while doing house cleaning....felt so sad for your Queen...
    After 73+ years, it's as if half of yourself has died. I couldn't even imagine....


    Whatever you do this Saturday, make it awesome!
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