• auntiebk
    auntiebk Posts: 2,300 Member

    Rita thankful meds are stabilized. Hope you’re feeling better. Glad your DS is getting the help he needs. That was a very scary time.
    Allie watching your friends make music videos sounds like fun!
    Katla bravo for your DH’s good spirits. That’s more than half the battle won. ((hugs))

    Still no progress on the donation box or minutes. Maybe after church tomorrow ;}

    9/17: Move: 2 sets pt, dog group, Jeopardy walking. active mins:210 steps:8206
    Fuel: plants (running count for week) so far:13+1+7+4+3+2 almonds, apple, artichoke, basil, beans-cannellini, beets, cabbage, cacao 70%, carrots, celery, corn-kettle corn, cucumber, lemon curd, lettuce-red leaf, maple syrup, mint apple jelly, parsley, peanut butter, pecans, pistachios, potato, radish, romaine, soy veggie sausage, spinach, tomato sauce/juice, watercress, watermelon, wheat-Eng muffin/tortilla/pizza crust, tea. CI<CO=250
    Live: Joe, readings, BP, brunch with Joe, beer chat with T, veg prep for fellowship.
    Lighter, lovelies!

    Barbara, the Southern Oregon Coastie AHMOD
    2022: Be still and listen.
    September: Move more, fuel better, live NOW.
  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 23,661 Member
    What an emotional morning. I didn't sleep at all last night, worrying about my son and Edie doing the triathlon. I think I am more worried about my son.
    Edie was amazing! She came in 3rd girl for her age group and took a podium place ! <3 ❤️ 🧡 💛 💚 💙 💜 Oh my heart! It was really cold and the other early finishers were blue, but she recovered quite quickly and was out there chatting to other kids.
    I know she was nervous about the sea swimming, but she was utterly determined. Total focus.
    (She is still 8 years old)
    Sorry, photos in the wrong order! :o
    My son starts his Olympic tri Inn half an hour. The bike turn is at the end of our road, so we shall watch his 8 laps then go down to the finish for him finishing the 10k. Oh my word!!!!

    Love Heather UK xxxxxx

    Well done to your family!! Good for them!
  • ginnytez
    ginnytez Posts: 1,119 Member
    Michelle NC-don't blame you for just sliding out back door and avoiding the altercation.

    Katla-so happy you were able to have a good visit with DH.

    Machka-we were able to visit with MIL and my Mother when they had therapy. It will most likely just depend upon the staff-each facility here is a bit different and different states have. different rules.

    Rita-good news on stable meds. My only experience with similar thing was thyroid meds for the first year. Had severe muscle pain and extreme brain fog. The day it clear up was wonderful.

    Heather-congratulations to Edie! I think it is outstanding she wanted to compete. Her strong finish is icing on the cake. Hope her dad can keep up with her!

    All side effects from booster appear to be gone! While I got some basics done yesterday (including my walk), I hope to have more industry today. Running out to store soon after 6 am. Store I stopped in Friday had no meat available-Kroger was redoing all of their freezer and refrigeration units. Will go to Meijer's instead. I go to Kroger because it is closer to my house but I have not been happy with their fresh fruits and veggies. Will get walk in early today before it warms up.

    Different sort of declutter/work yesterday. Took the time to update phone, watch, Mac and iPad. That took a couple of hours, but now it is done. I may stop at Best Buy today to check out the new Apple Watch. I have a 6 and it is a couple of years old. Not sure if the couple of new features are worth it or if I should wait one more model upgrade.

    Take care all,

    Ginny in Ohio
  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 23,661 Member

    Machka in Oz
  • SophieRosieMom
    SophieRosieMom Posts: 2,944 Member
    edited September 2022
    Good morning ladies! It's Sunday.

    Barbara - yes that Shake the Sugar challenge will be interesting. I think it's geared more for the younger set (folks from 20 to 60 or so) but still, hope to pick up some tips. Yesterday morning, I was really hungry so thought I'd try the 30 gm of protein and still only made 27 gm .... 2 eggs, 1 chicken sausage and a slice of Ezekial bread (I plan to fudge the "no grain flour" part since it's high in protein and fiber and is made out of a zillion sprouted grains and seeds, has no sugar.) Anyhow I had a touchy stomach all day. :( But I think the "eat lots of protein first meal of the day instead of 2 donuts" idea has merit. The prizes are probably some protein drink or similar which he sells. His dad is our age and super healthy - runner, etc.

    I've never tried Keto but picked up some almond flour at the store and ran across this website full of ideas on baking with it. I'm going to make the Keto Almond Flour Crackers. Lots of protein and fiber: https://healthyrecipesblogs.com/gluten-free-crackers/#ingredients

    Heather - way to go Bea! Gosh she's growing up fast - all the kids are.

    Katla - very happy that your husband is doing so well.

    Lisa - crossing fingers your daughter and her new beau have a great relationship. Sounds like they really need each other right now.

    Annie - have a safe trip and nice visit with Craig on Tuesday. Wishing him a speedy recovery, and hope you can spend some quality time with him.

    Viv - good for you figuring out how to fix that shower riser. And yes, very grateful for Youtube. I think how lucky I was to watch my DH repair things and ask him questions. He loved to brag how crafty he was, lol. :D I can figure out most things but get downhearted that I don't have the strength to accomplish some of them.... but I'm learning how to improvise.

    I just realized I need to buy tulip and other flower bulbs and get them planted within the next month. Think I'll just put them in pots and set them around the driveway - my contribution to neighborhood beautification.

    I'm also making minestrone today - kind of a clean out the fridge/what's in the freezer soup. I never put pasta in it.

    Make it a fabulous day <3

    Lanette B)
    SW WA State
  • barbiecat
    barbiecat Posts: 16,480 Member
    :) We had a bit of good fortune yesterday afternoon. We were out doing our little errands--library, mail a letter, drop off a UPS return package, ending with the pharmacy drive through to get a prescription for Jake. We were the only ones in line and Jake asked the pharmacist if they had flu shots available. She said yes and we would usually have to make an appointment but things were slow so we could walk in and get them. We parked the car and went in and walked directly to the pharmacy where they told us we could get the new Moderna booster at the same time. So we are successfully boosted with little effort

    :)Katla, Glad to hear about your husband's progress and that you were able to spend time with him.

    :)Heather, Edie is quite impressive.

    <3 Barbie
  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 23,661 Member
    edited September 2022
    This Shake the Sugar thing got me curious ...

    I popped in what I usually eat during the day before 6 pm, and I'm at about 575 calories, 16 grams of sugar, and 35 grams of protein.

    But I'm not really sure how that compares or what it means.

    Just looked it up: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/sugar
    The recommendation is to limit sugar to 50g per day ... or even better to half that.

    What I eat for dinner varies and would add a bit of sugar (added sugars) but then we have a sweet dessert. If I were really serious about giving up sugar, I'd give up the sweet dessert entirely. But we have cut the quantity of dessert in half this month. :)

    Nevertheless, I would have to be really careful with any diet/program promoting eating higher quantities of protein. I should keep my protein about 50 grams/day right now, and less as time progresses ... as recommended by the various Chronic Kidney Disease organisations.

    Machka in Oz
  • Rosemarie2972
    Rosemarie2972 Posts: 303 Member
    Machka: Nice coloring

    Viv: Good for you for working on the shower and figuring it out!

    Terri: Very nice of you to care for the dog this summer!

    Ginny: Good news on MRI!

    Lisa: Congrats on your daughter's engagement! I am amazed how well some blended families do together.

    Annie: Safe travels to see your friend. I hope his recovery goes well.

    Heather: Great to have such an active family! I would love to walk to eat Fish n'Chips and have a glass of wine!

    RvRita: Congrats on the new position! Yes get the meds right. They are helpful and do make a difference.
    Hoping for the very best for your son!

    Barbie: Great on having both the flu shot and the Moderna booster!

    We watched Where the Crawdads Sing on streaming and I thought it was a good adaption of the book. Still watching SeaSide Hotel. We need to work on the Eye Gaze computer more. No caretakers today or yesterday, but one will be here tomorrow. I will need a break by then! I did clean out half my dresser drawers! Need to do this to make room for the items on the top of the bureau to have a home! Hard to part with some things...evening pocketbooks that hold memories of nights at the community symphony or community theater.
  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 23,661 Member
    KJLaMore wrote: »
    So much good news and wonderful pics that have been posted!
    Karen VA- What a wonderful feeling to have emptied an entire storage unit! A nice chunk of $ you can put into savings or use someplace else! I second the choice of using a credit union. As far as going through your brother's art projects/supplies. Those could be listed for sale on ebay, or donated; but before you do, what about getting pics of them and turning them into an art collection book/coffee table book? I know Shutterfly and other photo companies offer that service.
    Heather- Have I ever mentioned how lucky you are to have a DH who cooks? I love your treasures in your memory box. The charms are darling. Well, done Edie! Those pictures are wonderful!
    Barbie- So glad you were able to get your eye problem worked out and get the needed prescription/glasses at a good price.
    Rita- If you were teaching computer classes close to me, I would be taking some classes. On that note, I should look into the library computer lab and see if they have anyone teaching Excel. It would really come in handy for tracking my childcare info.
    Katla- Happy to hear that your DH is doing so much better. Is your daughter bringing you for visits; or did you find transportation? I will keep him in my thoughts and prayers for continued improvement so that you may be together again, soon.
    Suebdew- Funny you mention fall decoration. I was just talking with my daughter, yesterday, about getting my fall decorations out and up. She said the same thing. "I can't even think about fall deco, it is SO hot here!" She misses fall in Michigan. They will all be coming here the end of October, though. Only four weeks away! I have visits to apple orchards, pumpkin farms, hayrides, etc all planned for the boys. The campground across the street from my house rents out these fantastic pedal carts. I think four to six people can ride while two or three pedal. We will probably rent one or two for a day.
    Lisa- The mama part of my head is going "Whoa! That was fast!" in terms of the fiance. The young romantic part of my head is saying, "Awww! Best wishes!" It is true, you never know what is going to work/last and what is not. Best wishes to your daughter and her fiance. Starting a family is hard; blending one is harder. but not impossible.

    I woke up yesterday with a full on visit from Aunt Flo. :( She hasn't visited in years. Cousin Dot has visited about once every six months. Literally, one dot of blood every six months. For the past five or six years. I thought I was done with this nonsense. But, I guess this explains the extra achy feeling in my lower back. :/

    Well, that is all I have for today. On my to do list is washing my sheets, basic house cleaning, and meal prep for the week. I have a bit of paperwork to do, but it can be done during lunch/dinner. Talk to everyone later. ttfn xoxoxo KJ (Kelly)

    I highly recommend visiting your doctor about that! It's not normal and is one of the things medical sites list under: when to visit your doctor.

    M in Oz
  • exermom
    exermom Posts: 6,105 Member
    edited September 2022
    Did the DVD for the bosu then took a walk around the block. Then made a meatloaf for us to have later in the week and to freeze. Still need to cut it up The plan for today is to bring the Christmas things inside, then need to go to Lowe’s hardware and I told Vince that he needs to grill tonight. I do need to go into BK tonight (around 7-8) to give them prep for tomorrow. I totally forgot that I made a dermatologist appt a year ago for 9a.m So I’ll give them the prep tonight. To reschedule the appt would be months out. So I kept it and just figured I’d work it out. Then tomorrow I’ll go in just to peel and slice onions which I usually do the day before they have their delivery so I can take them into the back room, separate them, and I’m out of Jerry’s way while he’s putting away the delivery.

    Bowling tomorrow. On the way back we need to stop at CVS for a prescription for me and then at the doc's to give them this Medicare questionnaire (which I think is really stupid) in prep for my annual visit next month. Then ceramics tomorrow night.

    Katla – so glad you got to see your dh!

    Heather – yea for Edie being on the podium. What an accomplishment!

    Ginny – oh, I don’t blame myself one bit for sliding out the back door to avoid the altercation. I had no desire to be involved. I figure I’m there to work and I don’t want to get involved. It was probably something foolish anyway. I don’t have time for that

    KJ – I don’t like that Aunt Flo came to you in vengance after years and years of her only spotting. I really think you should have that looked at. Not after so long, there may be something else going on.

    Since I'm going to BK tonight, I get to exercise tomorrow morning! I won't have time to get to the gym and then the dermatologist appt., But I'll do Denise Austin Quick Burn Cardio DVD then hopefully go for a walk around the block. We shall see how the time goes, but I suspect that I'll be able to.

    Michele NC
  • LisaInArkansas
    LisaInArkansas Posts: 1,772 Member
    Katla - I'm so pleased you were able to have time with your husband and that things are better. We're still here for you, dear heart, and will be. <3

    - SO well done for Edie on the podium and your son's completion! Take a deep breath, my friend, I have a feeling this will not be the last time you're watching their competitive spirits take on the world. B)

    Lanette - Both of my kids are now in relationships that began out of reaching out to another human who was in pain or need. I've watched as those first actions blossomed into a mutual support system where they give and get in equal measure. I find it fascinating that love born of strength and love born of need end up exactly the same--that sense of finding the right human, the one you didn't know existed, and making each other whole. It took me and Corey two tries each and my son also, and for my daughter, apparently the third time's the charm. Parenthetically, as a family, we're apparently quite slow on the uptake. :p

    Barbara AHMOD - Yes, absolutely! Heinlein's later writings left me with that definition of love, and it has proved itself over and over again in my life. He also left me with a concept that I used unmercifully on those who tried to "save" me in my early years, called "multiperson pantheistic solipsism." If you remember, in Heinlein's estimation it boils down to "I'm always here and you're not." It left me with some interesting conversations at the door with proselytizers and allowed me to frustrate them beyond measure. I try to use my powers for good, I really do! Some things are hard to resist. >:)

    Will be in "whither thou goest" mode this morning, Corey's brake part is supposed to be available finally this morning, and he needs a highly qualified person to sit in the cab of the truck and push the brakes when he says so in order to let him bleed the brake lines. :wink: Pretty sure I'm at least that capable. I'll take a book, and he's promised he'll take me to lunch after. :smiley:

    Later, y'all,
    Lisa in AR

  • pipcd34
    pipcd34 Posts: 15,719 Member
  • cityjaneLondon
    cityjaneLondon Posts: 11,549 Member
    What a massive operation the Triathlon was! The organisation was superb. It was absolutely huge!
    They were so lucky with the weather too. It was chilly, but the sea was flat and the sun was shining! :D

    I've just woken up from a nap. We may have to put the heating on tonight. I managed last night with fleeces and throws, but there's a limit! I've ordered another throw for DH.

    Chilli tonight. Sweet potato. Mixed salad. Yum. :p

    Love Heather UK xxxxxxxx
  • minicooper452
    minicooper452 Posts: 614 Member
    Rita, so pleased that you got through and can teach again.

    Karen, that photo is gorgeous!

    Katla, so glad you could spend time with hubby again. I'm sure that was wonderful for his spirits and yours too.

    Heather! That's amazing!!! Congrats to Edie... And well done, son! I am just in awe of them both. And those little treasures you found... how precious.

    Thrilled for your daughter's engagement, Lisa. Don't know if I'd be able to stand not knowing "things" though.

    Don't have much to share personally here.
    Love and Blessings, Carla, in MN