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WOMEN AGES 50+ FOR JANUARY 2021

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  • SuziQ113SuziQ113 Member Posts: 1,520 Member Member Posts: 1,520 Member
    Happy New Year!!

    I had not visited in a day and have over 150 posts to read and start a new month. The last days of December were quite busy at work. I am so glad it’s a 3-day weekend. It will be good to have an extra day of downtime.

    Barbie – Thank you for starting us off to a fresh month and a new year. So thankful to have you to keep us going and moving forward.

    Terri – So sorry to hear of your friend’s passing.

    Karen – Ha! Love of horses – cracked me up!

    Beth – Glad to hear both the installer and the manufacturer are standing behind their product and will resolve the issue with your pool cover.

    Allie – Sounds like you are making great progress. One day at a time. Sorry to hear about your daughter’s results.

    Margaret – If you are viewing from your phone you should be able to click on the picture and then save to your device. The picture usually saves in a different folder (mine downloads to a folder called FB Downloads) in your phone’s gallery. From there you can share. Or you can screenshot from your phone or other device and copy and paste.

    Flea – Praying all is OK with your mom. Many times hospital stays cause disorientation and depending upon age can take quite some time for the person to level out.

    Lisa – Yeah – a job a Yellowstone!!

    Rita – Big hug to you. Glad you were able to see a doctor. Great job on your 20 for 20 goals. Wish I could say the same – I was at 50%.

    DrKatie – Yeah – pin is out!! You must be much more comfortable now.

    Sue (WA) – Sending positive thoughts for a quick recovery for DB and DSIL. Slow and steady wins the debt race (not that it is a race). Keep up the good work – it eventually is paid off. I still have some more to go, but it’s getting better every month.

    Bananas – The of bad debt I paid off was from October 2018. Oh, how I wish I could pay that total off in a year! I would be bad debt free at this point. 😊

    Barbara – TG for the silver lining you found the leak. It’s much like my experience when the neighbor’s water heater burst and was leaking in to my unit. What if I did not need something from the back of my pantry?!

    Machka – I can hear your frustration with your situation. Remember, we plan and God laughs. Never predict when or who will pass first. Planned out retirement with Charlie – guess what, that did not happen. So it’s good to plan, but not project too much. You have been doing the best you can with the disability/worker’s compensation situation. Keep at it!

    Lisa – So glad you were able to find a perfume you are able to enjoy. Your bonsai is doing great. You would love strolling through the gardens at the Morikami Museum here.

    JanetR – So true about the reboot! Glad to hear you have heat.

    Scents – I seldom wear but when I do I wear something light. I am ultra-sensitive and have been known to ask people to tone it down in the office. One gal used to spray herself in her cube and would have us all gagging. I finally got her to stop – told her to go spray herself outside.

    Whew – Finally caught up in December and January!! 😊 😊

    As predicted I am up 10 pounds but am down from the end of 2019. I really let my diet go off the rails from October through the very last day of December. I joined MFP because I realized every time I stop logging the weight slowly creeps back up. I started this new day/new year with logging! Getting back on track!!

    I am signed up for gleaning (yes, old news). I am not sure if you all remember a gal from work was interested last year and gleaned with me. We then started working upon a volunteer group at work (then covid hit which hit the breaks on that movement). I emailed her and let her know the days I was going to be gleaning and she will be joining me on the 30th. Afterwards we will visit a farmer’s market owned by one of the farms that allows the gleaning. They have outdoor vendors who sell food, coffee, and fresh squeezed juices. We will be able to socialize while being outside and socially distanced. She was so excited I emailed her – I am so glad I did. She sounded like she was in the same place as me (only darker) and working towards being more positive and grounded.

    The sun is just starting to rise so it’s time for me to log off and start my day.

    Hugs to all and prayers for those in need.
    SuziQ – SFL

    PS: Still thinking about a 2021 word. I have many. Leaning towards: Presence, Gratitude, Grounded, Aware, Extend…..oh, my I can go on and on…..
  • margaretturkmargaretturk Member Posts: 4,070 Member Member Posts: 4,070 Member
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    Friend sent this to me from Facebook...now I send it to all of you...

    2021 Reflection then Action...

    HUGS...
  • Peach1948Peach1948 Member Posts: 1,993 Member Member Posts: 1,993 Member
    HAPPY NEW YEAR 2021

    Carol in GA
  • exermomexermom Member Posts: 5,012 Member Member Posts: 5,012 Member
    The other trees are all videos. How can I post a video?

    Michele NC

  • barbiecatbarbiecat Member Posts: 14,504 Member Member Posts: 14,504 Member
    I stopped setting goals for the month and started making resolutions after I read this from Gretchen Rubin:

    You hit a goal, you achieve a goal. You keep a resolution.
    I think that some objectives are better characterized as resolutions, others, as goals.
    “Run in a marathon” or “Become fluent in Spanish” is a good goal. It’s specific. It’s easy to tell when it has been achieved. Once you’ve done it, you’ve done it!
    “Eat more vegetables” or “Stop gossiping,” or “Exercise” is better cast as a resolution. You won’t wake up one morning and find that you’ve achieved it. It’s something that you have to resolve to do, every day, forever. You’ll never be done with it.
  • Anniesquats100Anniesquats100 Member Posts: 454 Member Member Posts: 454 Member
    Good morning and Happy New Year to all of you.
    Thanks Barbie for the new thread and your gracious leadership.
    Thanks Carol and Katla for the kind words.

    I think my new attitude is to do what I can and be happy with it. The last kerfuffle was over my Dad running out of a prescription, and he took care of it, with minimal help. I worried way too much. The next issue is that my mom wants to take down decorations but my dad wants to wait until January 6th. I'm afraid my mom will try to get on the stepladder herself. But I can't watch her 24/7. I can only do so much, and then I need to stop worrying.

    I got more Christmas presents than I bought. So now I'm thinking I should go out and pick up a few more. But I have no idea what to get for these people. And they all are sick right now, and hoping it's not Covid.

    Oh well. I have to just let it be for now. Maybe later I will shop online.

    Annie in Delaware


  • Peach1948Peach1948 Member Posts: 1,993 Member Member Posts: 1,993 Member
    Betsy
    Happy 70th! Glad that you got to talk to your children and hope your sis continues to improve.

    Michele
    Beautiful trees!

    Pip
    Handsome couple and such a loving pooch!

    Barbie
    Resolutions instead of Goals sounds good.


    Allie
    Should you be toting laundry. Please take it easy.

    Carol in GA where it is foggy and raining.

  • bananasandorangesbananasandoranges Member Posts: 1,388 Member Member Posts: 1,388 Member
    Julie - On the Mexican Shepherd's Pie, I looked everywhere to find a recipe for the ingredients I wanted to use, and couldn't find what I wanted, so I made up my own. It does seem that if you love all the foods you're putting into a dish, there's a fair chance you'll love the combination. :) I'm a creative cook, but I only talk about the recipes that work! Some are complete disasters...
    :smiley:

    I do lots of improvised cooking too. Today for lupper (lunch & dinner) I had salmon & soup made from 1tsp olive oil, 1 large onion, 230 g cauliflower, 270 cauliflower greens, 100g cooked adzuki beans, curry powder and Tamara . I halved it and then added an egg to one have for a big bowl and a half of soup. Nothing dramatic, but It works for me. I liked the slightly bitter cauliflower leaves. I think it's the 1st time i've used them.


  • bananasandorangesbananasandoranges Member Posts: 1,388 Member Member Posts: 1,388 Member
    SuziQ113 wrote: »
    Happy New Year!!
    Bananas – The of bad debt I paid off was from October 2018. Oh, how I wish I could pay that total off in a year! I would be bad debt free at this point. 😊

    Machka – I can hear your frustration with your situation. Remember, we plan and God laughs. Never predict when or who will pass first. Planned out retirement with Charlie – guess what, that did not happen. So it’s good to plan, but not project too much. You have been doing the best you can with the disability/worker’s compensation situation. Keep at it!

    As predicted I am up 10 pounds but am down from the end of 2019. I really let my diet go off the rails from October through the very last day of December. I joined MFP because I realized every time I stop logging the weight slowly creeps back up. I started this new day/new year with logging! Getting back on track!!

    I am signed up for gleaning (yes, old news). I am not sure if you all remember a gal from work was interested last year and gleaned with me. We then started working upon a volunteer group at work (then covid hit which hit the breaks on that movement). I emailed her and let her know the days I was going to be gleaning and she will be joining me on the 30th. Afterwards we will visit a farmer’s market owned by one of the farms that allows the gleaning. They have outdoor vendors who sell food, coffee, and fresh squeezed juices. We will be able to socialize while being outside and socially distanced. She was so excited I emailed her – I am so glad I did. She sounded like she was in the same place as me (only darker) and working towards being more positive and grounded.

    The sun is just starting to rise so it’s time for me to log off and start my day.

    Hugs to all and prayers for those in need.
    SuziQ – SFL

    PS: Still thinking about a 2021 word. I have many. Leaning towards: Presence, Gratitude, Grounded, Aware, Extend…..oh, my I can go on and on…..

    I'm sure you will get there for both the bad debt and the WL!
    Gleaning sounds fun. Outdoor safe socialising sounds ideal!
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