GodMomKim wrote: »
Just some thoughts
Christmas – I give gifts, decorate, write and send cards, make and share baked goods because it gives me and others joy – sharing baked goodies with my neighbors, sharing lights with those that drive by I believe helps us be a community. And being a community separate from politics, religion or personal customs makes us stronger if (when) we face tragedy be it personal or weather/fire/earthquake…
Barbie – Thanks for keeping us going !
To everyone dealing with loss, depression and illness I send hugs!
My new house mate and I are eating dinner together many nights a week, and I love the company and the fact that he cooks ½ the time, but I have seen a few pounds creep up - he uses a huge amount of butter/oil/salad dressing and often pairs our dinner with wine. I need to speak up for pairings with hot tea (my preferred beverage) and to have a lighter hand with the fats. This is the first time in my adult life I have been cooked for with any regularity and I am loving it. I feel quite spoiled – he cooks or does dishes, vacuumes once a week (we vacuum twice a week) deals with wood and the fire every evening…. And almost always has a smile. He’s just 25 and his girl friend is just as nice. I love my connections to the next generation they are fine people.
Kim from N. California
barbiecat wrote: »
I got a wonderful holiday greeting card from Rebecca today. She wrote a personal note to me. She said that I could share her address with anyone who would like to write to her. I know that she love communicating by mail and has many pen pals. If you want her address, let me know and I can send it to you in a private message. We had more good weather today so I took the usual long walk in the morning with my friend and the dogs, a longer than usual walk after lunch with the dogs, and almost an hour's walk just at dark by myself. The full moon was just coming up as I got home. Our current project is updating the file of computer passwords and it is something I can do only a little at a time. I am going to each site that we currently use and confirming the correctness of the password, or in some cases, changing the password. It will take many days (or weeks).Michele, I'd rather find out that something was just the result of age rather than a symptom of a serious disease or condition. Barbie in NW WA
auntiebk wrote: »
"Get to do"s and "chose well"s
Chose well: take BP, veg prep, dogs to powerline, pick out glasses, update Joe’s rx list and re-choose his Part D
Get to do: take BP, Trader Joe’s, Natural Grocers, email info to grantwriter, watch STAS Day 18 (go sniff), submit grant pics and receipts, test Bluetooth speaker so can do BB&B or T’ai Chi from voice recordings, make experimental almond paste, declutter sideboard, practice new dances (I ain’t never gonna love nobody but Cornell Crawford (Alley cat), A Little Less Broken, One margarita, I’m so used to being broke, All Night, Nothing but You, Blame it on my beating heart, Homesick); finish mulching flowerbed; broadcast cover crop seed in veg garden areas, invest another 10 minutes in prepping living trust, Freddie’s for complete series TDAP <$48, get Shingrix vaccine, find and configure a screen time popup, figure out where to plant naked lady bulbs, and soon as it warms up above 50 and dries out below 60% humidity I’ll tape and spray paint those rusted areas of Aunt Elsie’s stove.
Reward: inventory seeds, plan next year’s garden, wishlist replenishments!
Do Good December
1: Share the Kindness calendar with others and spread kindness:
Weight on Dec 1 exactly the same as on Nov 1: 143.3 I’ll count no gain over Thanksgiving as a victory.
Just skimmin’ but Lisa’s favorite things question made me stop and think. Favorite memories all involve Mama. Favorite things now, 1=seeing Christmas lights after dark, 2=baking Mama’s almond crescents and holiday nut balls, making Auntie Di’s English Toffee with my spin, and KJ’s adult fudge while listening to Christmas records, yes vinyl on turntable, 3=the smell of fresh cut Christmas fir.Rebecca singers seem to run in your family, does Athena Rose sing?Kylia @kymarai and Karen in VA @KetoneKaren so glad to see you drop by. Think of you both often.Kim your thoughts on sharing to make community. Delighted your roomie and his GF are working out so well. A little spoiling won’t hurt you one tiny bit!Michele ((hugs))
OK time to “get up” do my morning thing and hit the road. TJ’s has a senior hour from 8am on Wednesdays and Saturdays and that’s where I’m heading.
Does anyone have any experience with or recommendation for a food saver gizmo? Just thought how handy it would be for sending goodies that need to be protected from damp or shifting damage.
Lighter, lovelies!Barbara, the Southern Oregon Coastie AHMOD
December: better than November.
daily: sit with Joe: 1, weigh: 1, steps>5505=4492 vits=1 log=1 CI<CO=1 CI<250<CO=1 Tumble & Shadow 5=1 mfp=1 outside=1 up hill=1
wkly: T’ai Chi or BB&B x3 =0 rx= dance= clean 30 mins=
mnthly: board mtg= grant= 20for20=0
bonus: AF=1 play=0 sew=0
Snowflake1968 wrote: »
Michele - Are there not rules down there for flying from state to state and then isolating? I can’t fly home to New Brunswick unless I apply for permission with my reason to the province. They will then grant or deny entry. If it is granted I would have to self isolate for 14 days before seeing anyone. I have not tried to apply to go, but know that they have denied for funerals of parents, and parents in palliative. Now anyone in NB could come here and not have to isolate.
Tracey in Edmonton
Machka9 wrote: »
I can see!!
I got much needed new lenses today.
M in Oz
exermom wrote: »
Worked today. No formal exercise, but I think I got my steps in. Work tomorrow. Then soup kitchen Friday. Work Saturday.
Got a real sweet card from Rebecca. She said that she’s taking a break from social media and if someone would like to write to her, she’d be more than happy to write back. Just PM me and I’ll send you her address.
Tracey – I have no idea if there are any rules about flying state to state or not. I think Canada is more strict than the US. I know a lady on our bowling league couldn’t go to her father’s funeral in Canada and then she couldn’t go to her mother’s
M – yup, that’s why I’m not happy (all the traveling and possible contact). She might not be as susceptible as I am (she’s younger). I guess I just have to put it all in God’s hands.
Barbara – when I’ve sent things that needed to be protected, I’ve used popcorn as a filler
Put the popcorn on two of the trees. We’d put it on three others yesterday. Two of them get garland. We just have to put it on two more
One of the radio stations around here has started to play Christmas music. This is interesting because for the past few years they haven’t played it until the week before Christmas. I’m just not ready yet for constant Christmas music so I change the radio station.
Went to Publix and got the farmer cheese I needed then Vince and I went to Hobby Lobby for him to get a frame for the puzzle I made for him and for me to get more buttons for the towel toppers I made. At first I was surprised at how many people were in Hobby Lobby, but then I realized that it makes sense.
Carol GA – thanks for telling me about Allie. Poor gal. Will certainly keep her in my prayers.
Told Vince that he needs to decorate the top of the main tree (it’s 9’ tall). I just can’t go up and down the ladder. Usually I decorate it, but I can only do the bottom portion that I can reach by standing. I need to get started on that. I feel like I have more energy than I had Monday. So the foot is getting better. Maybe Jess will decorate the top. That's an idea.
Tina CA – (((HUG)))
Food Lion has (for some reason) some carts outside by the building so I need to bring them to the side of the store. I found out today the hard way that in the morning, I need to bring a pair of gloves with me. My hands were frozen!
Newcomer bowling tonight. I obviously can’t bowl, but I’ll go there to support everyone
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