WOMEN AGES 50+ FOR JANUARY 2020
Rebecca - I got out that she or someone went to the doctor in the next to last paragraph. It's too blurry for me to see if she mentioned why. Something about a bladder pill? and going to the bathroom.1
The last paragraph might say something about a small construction project to improve security, perhaps?
... March I will start getting ...
... security. It's going to be ...
... get my Bell ... and that ...
... he'll/we'll get/got a timeline ...
The middle paragraph talks about someone called Bonnie.2
Michele- Yikes 😬 Yup ate chips,Gatorade zero, lemonade pickles,y cheese wow my sodium was over! Still like it as a change a few on the side of a meal. I’ll probably get bored on them soon enough . Teriyaki I just bought also salty. I need to watch my salt I take don’t need my blood pressure spiking like it did during y after pregnancy for awhile especially since after JR seems to still be hanging on. Didn’t finish my calories today so under. Yesterday over around the same amount I’m under today! Feel so full tho. Big heaping bowl of chili y cheese sandwich 🥪. Pickles to spinach dip with tortilla chips. Well most Sunday hubby yells order JR pizza we didn’t do that this time so maybe that’s a good thing cause I’d be over for sure! Or wanting a Diet Coke (my IBSD/Colitis nemesis)
Hubby bought me a 5lb bag of apples 🍎 (I ask for a few apples I get 5lbs. Lol so guess what’s on the menu! Need to eat that 50lb or more bag of rice he bought when I asked for a tiny little bag of jasmine rice 🍚! Teriyaki sauce y meat will help that go down a little with some veggies! Problem is Jasmine Rice if you don’t know grows in the pot unlike regular rice that stays pretty small. So a cup of Jasmine Rice can fill a giant kitchen pot for a family of 10! So picture 50lb+ bag if it! Got enough to feed a 3rd world country. I’ll be 90 sacking it up trying to force grandkids to take some!3
Michele: I agree with your advice to Amber about pickles. I love dill pickles but they are really salty. If I eat too many they can cause me to have water retention & swelling. In my case the swelling is usually in my hands. :ohwell:
Amber: Five pounds of apples can be eaten whole or made into pies, but 50 pounds of rice is a lot of rice. Did your husband come from a really big family? That might explain the amount of rice he brought you. I doubt it will go bad if you keep it in dry containers with lids that seal. Bugs can’t get in to a sealed container and the rice stays in good condition. We treat our flour the same way. We’ve never had insect or critter damage in our rice or our flour. Good luck.
Katla in Beautiful NW Oregon
My daily puzzle from yesterday - a doggie like my Bailey!
Quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr, whose birth & life we honor today:
“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe nor politic nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.”
“History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.”
“Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.”
Heather Play is a child's work. They get plenty of chances to be serious & studious & competitive later. Max is young. He should play.
Karen in Virginia5
Karen - I agree.
Love Heather UK xxxxxxxx2
People wonder why there is such homelessness here. The rents have followed the housing costs. A basic studio apartment around this development can run any where from $1,400 to $1,800 a month. Yes, a studio apartment.
I am so thankful Charlie and I purchased when and where we did. We bought our town home at a then reasonable price. The units are now selling for almost triple of what we paid. I would love to live out my years in South Florida, but must be realistic. The profit alone would buy something decent for me in another area. I may have to brave the cold weather but at least I will not have to deal with hurricanes. My unit also has stairs and I have to plan for possible mobility issues. With no partner or children I have no one to depend upon, if I need assistance. I have been considering transitional communities, but the prices are well out of my price range, if I stay in SFL.
I have been thinking a lot about retirement and what it will look and feel like. I certainly do not want to be stubborn and refuse to move because of fear, memories, habit, etc.. An out-of-State move by myself seems very scary and is outside of my comfort zone, but one must be realistic and quality of life is very important to me.
SuziQ - SFL
Rents are similarly high here. They weren't bad when we moved here in 2013, but since then prices have gone through the roof!
A newspaper article on January 2, 2020 says,
"HOBART property values increased by just under 40 per cent over the last decade, with only Sydney and Melbourne recording higher rises, the latest real estate data shows.
The city also experienced the highest rent increases of all the Australian capitals in 2019."
We would like to move to a less expensive area, and I have no problem at all moving to a different state or country, but as I've mentioned before, for now we're stuck here.
In an ideal world, I would really like to move to a relatively small town, near a city.
The small town would have amenities like grocery store, hardware store, pharmacy, a collection of other shops, a few restaurants or cafes, library, schools, small hospital, and best of all ... easy access to roads for cycling and trails for hiking.
The city would, of course, have more.
There is such a town in northern Tasmania and another where we lived on the mainland. So I know they exist. It's just a matter of figuring out how to get there.
Machka in Oz5
janetr7476 wrote: »Lisa - Thanks for thinking of us. She is not good, not good at all. Unfortunately we have become aware of more going on than we had a clue about, apparently substance abuse has come into the mix. I was completely blind sided. She packed up Thursday and is back in Denver, moved back in with husband and they are "going to work on their marriage". She had interviewed for a CPA job here in OK and was hired immediately and supposed to start this coming Monday. I've done nothing but cry. All I can do now is pray. Prayers and positive thoughts for her situation are much appreciated.
Love you my friends
JanetR - I woke up thinking of you and your daughter once more. And yes, when it gets to its worst, sometimes all we can do is try to remember and hold on to "the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference."
In no way compared to your fears, but our 25-year-old son is dropping out of community college at the end of this semester (mid-March) and coming back to Fayetteville, AR, back to the place he was living when we first got to the state nearly two years ago (we live about an hour south of there). You would think I would be happy about that... but it's just more of his pattern, to keep going back around the circle, as his past always looks happier to him than his present or his future. John has rose-colored glasses on whenever he looks back at his short life.
My only comment to him was that he is a grown man and makes his own choices--and that he's welcome to come visit us, but he's not welcome to live with us again. Which sounds cold... but this pattern is not healthy, and since he won't get a driver's license, he would be marooned here in our little town again, and sitting on our back porch smoking for months on end, again, with no way to change that. I don't think he has matured out of his borderline personality disorder (which apparently does happen), and there is a large VA hospital there in Fayetteville, so I'm hoping he will hear me when I urge him to get seen once more once he's back in Arkansas. He says he hears mine and his dad's voice talking to him about his choices. That's a little disturbing for more than one reason, as I did NOT make any better choices at his age than he does.
I keep trying to remember that. I was an idiot at 25 as well, married to a man I did not love, but that I thought would keep me safe from my abuser, toiling away to get a community college word processor operator certificate (which at least I completed!), getting drunk a lot, and grieving, as I just found out I'd never bear children of my own. But 25 years later, John's daddy came along and gifted me John and Kelsey and a life I could have never imagined. Things have a tendency to work out, in the end, in my life.
I hope they do for my kid, as well.
Lisa in AR
Oh - and I didn't gain weight while we were traipsing around Kansas. Yay!
Rebecca- It may help to isolate the sentence you are reading. For instance, place a blank sheet of paper over the top of the letter, and another blank piece of paper over the bottom of the letter, so that only the line you are reading is visible. It will help your brain ignore all of the other crazy loops/fat letters and focus on the one line. AND...like getting used to a strong accent of a person from another country speaking English; our ears get used to the sounds and differences and deciphering it gets easier. So will reading her letters as your eyes adjust to what you are seeing. Soon, you won't need to struggle to read them, at all!
Karen VA- I love the words of MLK Jr. that you have chosen! Transcends time!
Heather- If DH feels the same as you, as far as not wanting to be a scheduled "teacher" for Max, definitely let your son and daughter in law know. As a grandparent, I don't ever want my own grandchildren to feel like the "HAVE TO" go to grandma and grandpa's house. I would rather they (and I) WANT to be with me. FOR FUN! We have done our child rearing. And yes, children learn through play.
Pip- No workout?! Well, I guess 364 days plus a few minor injuries is enough reason for a "rest" day!
My new little guy arrives this morning. New arrivals always make me nervous. Very rarely is it an easy transition when the child is over 1 year old. I am hoping he settles in okay when he sees the other kids here and playing. Fingers crossed!
Well, my zoning request got bumped from the January docket. I will be calling the department head, today, and reminding her that it has been four months since I submitted my request. Geez, it takes five minutes tops to read a little form and take a vote. In the meantime, I am taking deep breaths, and reminding myself that I was warned that it could take up to six months. I had just hoped that it wouldn't take the full six months...
Time for me to fly. I was supposed to have a mammogram this morning; but had to cancel when the notice came that our insurance was jumping from $400/month to over $1,200/month. (We had to cancel our insurance in order to appeal the amount; still waiting to hear about that) That still infuriates me. More breathing...In...out...in...out... Peace, right? The word for today is peace. ttfn xoxoxo KJ (Kelly)10
Morning ladies~yesterday wasnt a good day I was feeling out of sorts ,very down i am wondering if I have to update the anti depressant. Trudy and Susan did take me out and we had a nice time.. and I did get s few things done yesterday when we got back so that was good..
I had a nightmare about Mary and I we werent working at the dentist ,but somewhere else and she was supposed to have stuff prepared for me to use and we had customers and I had nothing, so I went and yelled at her and quit..
Now you know I would never do that.. but I will speak with Dr P about finding a solution.
I have Drs appointment on the 4th of February and will try and get my meds straightened out6
"Todo"s and "done"Done Saturday: rx, dog group. Sunday: invest 10 mins cleaning Kitchen/Laundry, engagement training Tumble and Shadow 5 mins, Freddie’s, start income tax folder, annual Church meeting.
Bonus: Saturday 1 load laundry, cleaned stove top and front, reserved Eugene hotel, plotted route, reconciled checking account. Sunday another load laundry, ate no cookies at annual congregational meeting, took Shadow and Tumble down to the lane.
ToDo: invest 10 mins cleaning MasterBth, call about turnout drying racks, call about tire swap, Post Office, Coffee/stroll with Barb, Dr. Dolittle with Carol, carryover 10 mins cleaning Office, veg prep, bake bran muffins, board meeting minutes, dust bookshelves, call Carolyn. Tuesday tire swap, chiropractor, take Shadow to groomer for nails, and mini-pet Mart to post dog group fliers, line dance class, fast for Wednesday’s blood work and test.
Beth think you can substitute almond flour for wheat flour in most recipes, maybe cutting back a bit on the fat. Makes great shortbread… oh no!
KJ insurance cost tripling? that’s outrageous, but sadly not uncommon nowadays. IMHO our system needs less “industry” and more health CARE.
Barbara, the Southern Oregon Coastie AHMODJanuary: get up and go outside 10 mins EVERY day, even in the rain!
daily: steps=3153 Saturday, 3884 Sunday, vits 17 log=19 CI<CO=16 CI<250<CO=7 Tumble 5/10=11 mfp=19
wkly: BBBorTC x3=7, rx=3 dance=4.2 pack walk=2.5
mnthly: board mtg=1 grant= outside=9
Bonus AF=10 dog group email list= sew= play=3
Out all day today. Have read posts but no time to comment.
Almost caught up on reading! Had a wonderful time with my children/grandchildren except that my stomach was out of sorts and made me very uncomfortable most of the weekend (IBS). I hate when my physical body doesn’t keep up with the rest of me. I guess it’s the joy of getting to our age, but I had no idea how tough it was for older people to deal with being older!!
All three Grands together:
Carol Hugs to you!
Heather I’ve messaged you a couple of times. Not sure why you aren’t receiving and not sure how else to get it to you!! Very strange! No worries though. I will order off Amazon! Thank you for the offer!!
Ginny LOL to camping at Holiday Inn Express!!
Karen in VA Bailey puppy picture…Awww!
Lisa Adorable Grandson!! Congrats on not gaining while in KS!
KJ Yay for the girls and their potty successes! I hadn’t thought about getting to do that again with little Iris. Not sure Grandmas are supposed to have to potty train…ha ha! I have enough trouble handling that for myself. 😉 I can get her out of diapers as I go into them…
Rebecca So glad son is texting you from ship! I know you are feeling much better with some communication!
Pip Sweet pics of past pups and Yogi!
Luci in WNC
Happy Monday Ladies!
Busy here, so skipped through a bit.
Karen in VA, Like that puzzle Bailey sent you! And thanks for sharing those MLKing quotes. So glad there's a holiday in his honor, it's well-deserved.
Rebecca - where does your loopy writer live - is she in the USA? I like Kelly's idea of putting a piece of paper under each sentence to better focus and not go into loop overload, lol. Now that song "Little Latin Lupe Loo" is running through my brain. Earworm of the day.
Lisa - wonderful photos of Levi, Corey, and you! Glad you made the trip, didn't get "snaked" and are back home. Earthquake...did anything in your house get rattled?
Janetr - sending hugs and prayers for your daughter. At one point in my life, reading an Al Anon 12-Step book was insightful and healing. I see there are many out there now, I picked mine up at a 12-Step Center decades ago and have since given it away.
Barbara AHMOD - I picked up a stepper and am beginning just simple slow stepping, 25 steps per foot at the 4" height. Feeling it a little in my knees. Wow, right away I can tell the left foot/leg is weaker than the right, something that also showed up quickly when I began the SWSY. I think building confidence with my left foot will help overall balance. Does your BB&B instructor mention anything about that?
My Fitbit ONE is on its last legs, doesn't want to recharge. After five years of faithful service, I am satisfied I got my money's worth.
Ordered an "Inspire" that arrived yesterday and discovered it won't sync with my PC since I'm not on Windows 10, nor will it sync with my Fire tablet (there are Fitbits that will). The reason I got the Inspire is that it can be attached to a clip - I have super thin wrists and allergies to many plastics and rubber so clipping a stepper to my bra or pants is the only way I'll go.
Sending it back to Amazon. Will probably pick up a cheapo (Under $15) I can clip on and write down my steps at the end of the day. Back to the stone age, lol.
I'm learning more about how our bodies process sugar and fat (The Obesity Code by Jason Fung). So just getting out and walking up and down my road after eating a meal is doing a lot of good.
I have another book on order from the library, "The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter & Miracles" by Bruce Lipton. It was recommended in an Fasting article I read. I see it has a lot of good reviews on Amazon. Has anyone read it?
Make it a good week, ladies. Sending hugs to all.
SW WA State where it reached 60 degrees yesterday and I took my afternoon walk in my shorts!
Luci ~ Your grands are so sweet and very, very good looking.
Carol in GA3
Katla- He came from a giant family being the middle child he was the last to get a plate always (lots of crumbs by his turn) y a Dad who was weight obsessed who didn’t want fat kids so no 2nds! He has a unhealthy relationship with food like anyone from that. Sometimes they didn’t have much food other times tons but it was sparse on his plate since he was last of family to friends stopped by they also got served before him he would get even less. People were over a lot! Also why he likes a house without uninvited guests y rarely we have anyone (ok with me I was a pastor’s Daughter so anytime my Dad tried to celebrate my birthday to watch a movie with me or help with homework he got called away or a knock at the door regularly I hate the stress of making sure their kids aren’t breaking stuff to sticky fingers walking around ).
Not sure what to eat. Thinking soup 🍜 y salad 🥗 . Don’t know yet still got cheese to use up from the holidays also.3
Lanette ~ Is a stepper about the same as walking on a tread mill?
1948Peachy wrote: »Lanette ~ Is a stepper about the same as walking on a tread mill?
Carol - the stepper I'm using is also known as a stepping platform, height can be raised to 6 inches. Something like this:
The Better Bones and Balance uses them and you see them in many gyms. Low tech The only moving parts are my feet.
Karen in VA: Thank you for the Martin Luthor King quotations. He was a brilliant & good man.
Machka: We live in a small town near a bigger city and are happy with things as they are. The bigger city is Portland, OR. It has too much traffic for my comfort, but it also has excellent medical facilities and cultural opportunities. If you pay attention and avoid rush hours, the traffic is not too bad, either.
Lisa: Sending good thoughts for your son. :flowerforyou:
LuciBThinner: The photo of your grandchildren is wonderful.
Amber in TX: (((Hugs))) for your DH. I’m sorry he had a tough childhood.
I’m looking forward to yoga this morning. It is one of the unexpected blessings in my life. My fellow students are good people and include a very high proportion of 50+ individuals. Younger folks attend an evening yoga class after work.
I just looked at the 30 days of gratitude “calendar” on my desk. Today’s question is “Who in your life are you grateful for?” My list is long and all of you are on it. So are my DH, my adult children & grandchildren, extended family, yoga friends & horseback riding friends. I feel blessed.
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