• Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 21,220 Member
    edited April 2021
    Awake at 4.30. Anxiety getting to me. I need to get out more. Rejoin the world.
    Nothing is really wrong, just a lot of niggles that build up and start to get to me. When I start dwelling on things I just have to get up and read, or write to you.
    I still need to get DH on board with financial disclosure and LPA. I haven't broached it recently.

    DH spent a lot of time last night filling in forms so that he can go to the cricket when it opens to members after May 17th. That's the date when the next phase of opening up the country starts - inside dining etc. Each day is a separate form and you have to write who you are going to sit with etc. They are only allowing limited numbers into the ground.

    Love Heather UK xxxxxxxx

    Don't you (UK) have a check in app? We (Tasmania) have one which we have been encouraged to use and which is supposed to become mandatory tomorrow.

    I say "supposed to" because we also have a state election tomorrow so who knows what will happen.

    M in Oz
  • KetoneKaren
    KetoneKaren Posts: 5,768 Member
    edited April 2021

    Today I am giving away the rain barrel I made from a pickle barrel while taking a master gardener course, and will send the high chair my grandfather made 100 years ago to a cousin in Nebraska who will appreciate its history. Making progress, but lawdy we have a lot of stuff.

    Karen in Virginia
  • auntiebk
    auntiebk Posts: 1,979 Member
    "Get to do"s and "chose well"s
    Chose well: Wednesday: BP, frenzied cleaning including furniture moving in prep for appraiser. Thursday: BP, stroll with T at the port
    Bonus: returned MD’s office call re wellness visit charges not 100% covered by Medicare, email EOBs and invoices to [email protected], library, bottle return
    Get to do: take BP, dogs to powerline, call locksmith for mailbox key, find those torture bands, budget meeting notes, board meeting minutes, call D re: sticky keyboard, Norton and windows updates, watch for refund from Interpath for Joe’s labs paid on Feb statement call S, fire district: ongoing: input 2019 call sheets into NFIRS, work with chief on equipment letter, substance abuse policy, NFIRS mutual aid and other missing details, call Credit union re: credit card, ask for boots donator contact info, appreciation letter or certificate to boots donator, index mutual aid files; watch STAS Day 20, declutter sideboard, practice new dances (Do Your Thing, Pure Movies to Wine, Beer, Whiskey, 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, 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 the last of the 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. Reconcile Joe’s EOB’s Thrivent shows only 2263.48 so far, next BGBS ask Terry about GB’s FD firetruck tax levy – contacts, media, advocate???, Reward: inventory seeds, plan this spring’s garden, wishlist replenishments (Milena F1 orange peppers).
    Active April:
    28: Find a fun exercise to do while waiting for the kettle to boil: Practice “Nothing but You”
    29: Meet a friend outside for a walk and chat: T at the port.

    Machka traffic is why I didn’t bike to work. I lacked pip’s courage in dangerous situations.
    Penny is the move because your DH is retiring? Two whopping big life changes at once.
    Annie ((hugs))
    Sue jealous of your Y.
    Heather ((hugs)) for your “niggles”. I’ve been having a few too, unusual for me. Maybe working on your LPA triggered? I think working on the Just In Case binder for Joe has triggered mine. I’ll try to channel you and your shuffle running. It always makes me feel better.
    Karen would you share a pic of your pickle barrel/rain barrel? That high chair is beautiful, your grandpa was quite a craftsman!

    Need to get to sleep. In addition to end of month weigh in tomorrow am, meeting T early for a minus low tide beach walk.

    Lighter, lovelies!

    f8qt1s098sxm.gifBarbara, the Southern Oregon Coastie AHMOD
    April: leaner/stronger/kinder than March.
    daily: sit with Joe: 29, weigh/wii: 29/0/0; steps>5627=Wed:5256, Thurs:5905 vits=28, log=29, CI<CO=25, CI<250<CO=21, Tumble=28, Shadow=28, mfp=29, outside=32 up hill=30
    wkly: BB&B,T’ai Chi or SWSY x3= rx=4 dance=2, clean 30 mins=10.33, packwalk=10, wt=1/31:141.3 2/28:142.4 3/31:145.3 4/4:140.3 :grin: 4/11:140.9 4/18:143.7[sigh] 4/25: 145.1 :P 4/30:
    mnthly: board mtg=1, grant=1, 21 plan= bonus: AF=15 play= sew= waist=
    2021: choose to be leaner/stronger/kinder NOW
  • csofled
    csofled Posts: 3,022 Member
  • cityjaneLondon
    cityjaneLondon Posts: 10,172 Member
    Barbara - Yes,thinking about death and decay has made me feel old! Then I can worry about anything!

    However, I got out of the house this morning and walked to the pharmacy to pick up a prescription. Then I went to the deli to buy lovely organic vegetables for tonight. Then I made my first visit since the shops opened to the flower shop. Bought flowers and three birthday cards to put in reserve.
    Great to be out and about and fully vaccinated!

    We have offered to have Edie over for a 1 to 1. She missed out in the holidays because she was at football club. Still got to discuss a time, but it will be lovely to do some Art with her.

    Over 40s can now be vaccinated so my DDIL was getting very agitated trying to find a slot nearby. She's now got one at the race course next week. Hooray! My son is already booked in.

    Machka - The government seems to be resisting an app, but no doubt will have to give in. At the moment there are no public sporting events. No indoor socialising. That starts on May 17th. I think they are hoping everyone will be jabbed soon enough for it not to matter. Rates are now extremely low. There is no one in hospital in Brighton with covid. No older people even have it.

    Love Heather UK xxxxxxxx
  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 21,220 Member
    Machka - The government seems to be resisting an app, but no doubt will have to give in. At the moment there are no public sporting events. No indoor socialising. That starts on May 17th. I think they are hoping everyone will be jabbed soon enough for it not to matter. Rates are now extremely low. There is no one in hospital in Brighton with covid. No older people even have it.

    Love Heather UK xxxxxxxx

    We haven't had any locally transmitted cases for a year now, and we're been pretty much open for business and back to the way things were (normal?) for months, so I am a little bit surprised that this app will be required starting tomorrow. But currently there are several different location apps being used by different businesses so maybe this is just trying to get a bit of consistency.

    Fortunately we only have to use it if we're staying in a place for more than 15 minutes.

    Sometimes at lunch, when the weather isn't very nice, I wander in and out of shops in the malls so I was a bit worried that I'd have to check-in at each shop ... bit of a pain! But it's OK, I can wander in and out. :) If I time things right, I probably wouldn't have to check in anywhere at lunch!

    We have all been given office QR codes which we've got on our desks, so I will have to check in there.

    M in Oz
  • margaretturk
    margaretturk Posts: 4,537 Member
    M gorgeous...
  • grandmallie
    grandmallie Posts: 8,030 Member
    Have laundry in the dryer.. and watching Touched by an angel and then will go get Homer and Dan..
  • Katla49
    Katla49 Posts: 9,804 Member
  • Peach1948
    Peach1948 Posts: 2,473 Member

    You sure do seem to do a lot of laundry. I do two loads and sometimes three a week! LOL

    I have been watering my new sod every day and just pray that it roots and takes over. It is zoysia and should do well but I'm not sure it is the same brand as the ones I sprouted years ago. That was a lot of work putting small plugs all over the yard but they looked great at one point. Since I haven't been taking proper care of them for the last few years I needed some sod replacements for bare areas.

    Carol in GA
  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 21,220 Member
    Laundry --

    I do one load a week. :) That's including work wear, exercise wear, evening & weekend comfy wear and sleep attire!

    My husband does his own, I think he also does one load a week.

    And then we'll do a load or so of extras like sheets, towels, etc. once every 2-3 weeks. Sometimes, if I've got room in mine, I'll throw my pillow cases in.

    Wash and hang dry everything.

    M in Oz
  • pipcd34
    pipcd34 Posts: 14,001 Member
  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 14,729 Member
    edited April 2021
    I’m working on my 5 year review this week. So far it’s looking very encouraging. I’ve been doing these since my mid-forties. I find that looking back at what my goals were helps me focus on positive progress. My last one was in 2016, just over a year after I started on MFP. It's very encouraging so far.

    Lisa: - would so love a hot tub! I'm even contemplating getting an inflatable one.

    Annie: - Sorry to hear about your parents prang! Hope they are okay.

    Mach Karen: - You live in such a beautiful place.

    Penny: - 8 years ago we spent several days in Tromso in February on our Northern Lights cruise. It had been quite a mild year, and there was no snow in the town at all, and all the ice sculptures had begun to melt. All the festive decorations were still up in the town. We attended a wonderful evening service in the cathedral. I have very fond memories of our visit and the friendliness of the local people.

    We're contemplating going out for an afternoon walk with our youngest and one of her dogs. It's sunny but cool outside.

    Can't believe it's May tomorrow.
  • grandmallie
    grandmallie Posts: 8,030 Member
    edited April 2021
    I usually do one load a week.. all depending on towels and blankets .
    We have a wind advisory today but have the window open about 6 inches to get the fresh air in, but supposed to be in the 30s tonight :#
    I dropped Dan off and have Homer here with Alfie
    Rebecca- how you feeling today? Sometimes that procedure knocks the stuffing out of you..
  • Katla49
    Katla49 Posts: 9,804 Member

    Barbie: I love the cartoon! Thank you for sharing. :heart:

    Penny: “We plan, God laughs.” It certainly seems to work out that way fairly regularly. Your photograph is beautiful. It has been a long while since we’ve had any snow.