WOMEN AGES 50+ FOR SEPTEMBER 2022
cityjaneLondon Posts: 10,947 MemberStill rooting through my Memory Box.
I've enjoyed looking at my stamp collection from primary school. I learnt an enormous amount from collecting stamps. Shame kids don't do it nowdays.
I read through some community newspapers from 1974/5. My DSIL's death notice in there, which I must have written, and my columns about local food shops, with recipes. Interesting that so much of the newspaper was about local housing issues.
Also found the patterns for my wedding dress, which I made in a beautiful white crêpe, 1970, and another dress which I was very proud of in a grey wool. I was obviously not daunted by the difficulty of the pleats, cuffs etc.
Hope you are OK, Barbie.
Love Heather UK xxxxxxxx
Anniesquats100 wrote: »Barbie so sad to say goodbye to Bernie the cat. Wishing you comfort as you grieve.
Pip hope your cataract surgery goes well!
Popcorn is the best! I never heard of hulless. Thanks Debbie! Amazing that you can grow your own.
Just groceries and laundry today. And see what I need to get shots. But I got a new book from Amazon. I'm studying Sara Paretsky/V. I. Warshawski as inspiration for my writing. Such fun to read!
And I need to get back on the yoga kick. I was exercising daily for a while there but the last month I have fallen by the wayside. Now my jeans are tight and the scale is scaring me.
Annie in Delaware
Annie- here is a picture the last year he grew popcorn.
we grew it all the time when I was a kid then he stopped growing it, not sure why, they he found an old feed sack full in the barn. Tried it, still popped and the next spring he planted it. He LOVED sharing it with everyone but also loved having a big bowl full along with a Golden Delicious apple (or a bowl of ice cream)
ENT today and laundromat. That’ll take most of the day. I need to stop and find a night guard for my teeth to help stop some of the pressure of clenching in my sleep. Dentist recommended I get one to use until we find out if insurance will pay for a custom one from dentist.
RvRita off and running in Roswell3
Heather, Wow, fabulous patterns! I admire that skill! I have a love hate relationship with sewing machines. I'm not very good, though with persistence I can accomplish a modest project.
Rita, You probably already know this, but there are some semi-custom bite guards that are not terribly expensive over the counter until you get your custom one. Oral B is one brand - it's about $20.
Kim, I've been so indecisive about making the complaint, but with the encouragement of the LCSW therapist at Gary's doctor's office, it was actually a great relief to share some of the worry/burden about how Gary and the other men are being treated. Gary said one of the hired help barged into the bathroom last night when one of the residents was taking a shower and a lot of cursing and yelling ensued. I told him to put his headphones on and try to steer clear. Poor guy, I can't wait to get him out of there.
Thinking of Pip with cataract surgery and Barbie with Bernie today.
I found some very cool pictures of movie stars like Lana Turner, James Cagney, Shirley Temple, Clark Gable, etc., in my mother's belongings - just on thin paper, but very vintage, and I think they would be desirable to some people. I was planning to take a few things to auction that I can't in good conscience sell, so I think I will make up some packets of these vintage prints to include, just for fun. I'll just take a couple of packets, and if they sell well, I'll make up a couple of more packets for future auctions. There are a lot of prints. This is pretty fun! I like sorting.
Karen in Virginia5
Pip--You go Girl!
Mary--What a Blessing your nephew is. Honoring God!
Katla--Good news about DH being transfered. Is it closer to where you live? Baby steps, but he is getting there.
KJ--Glad you have an appointment to have it checked out. Better to be safe than sorry later.
Annie--Glad you had a nice visit with your friend.
Barbie--Hugs as you say good by to Bernie. It is hard to lose one of our fur babies. Bless you for knowing it is time and not letting him suffer.
Getting some much needed rain and it was great to turn off the AC and open the windows. Sounds like the high this week is in the high 60's. I love Fall weather.
Blessings, Vicki GRAND ISLAND, NE4
Barbie - so sorry about Bernie the cat.
Pip - hope the cataract surgery goes well.
KJ - glad you are getting checked out.
Really smokey here again today. I had to do a 2 minute walk today at PT and was really having trouble breathing by the end of it. It was to see how far I could walk in that amount of time. I think I need to get on the decluttering bandwagon. I have company coming for Thanksgiving and I still have a few things of my mom's I need to go through.
Everyone take care, Sue in WA3
I did my yoga for the first time in a few weeks. And my beginner aerobic walking video. So I am getting back on track. Yay! Now to stop eating cookies at night. I should be done eating for the day, but I will be in the kitchen making meatloaf for my parents.
Annie in Delaware4
Barbie - (((Barney)))).
Pip - Thinking about you and your cataract surgery, hope both go easily, with a speedy recovery.
Katla - Still here, in your pocket, my dear. Hope they're able to get your DH's move accomplished so you can see him more.
Annie - well done on the yoga and the walking video!
Heather - You're making me think about looking through my memories and photos, which I haven't done since I married Corey 13 years ago! I was divorced from my first husband in November 2008, and between that and when Corey and I married in mid-2009, I went through everything that reminded me of my previous marriage and mailed them to my ex or pitched them out. Decluttering things like furniture etc., isn't necessary because of the many moves and downsizes, but there are still lots of keepsake things that could probably be discarded or shredded. I'll keep that thought for the "think about this later" list.
Got cornbread in the oven for dinner, half plain, half Mexican (added RoTel tomatoes, drained, and shredded cheese with taco seasoning. Would have added corn, either canned or frozen, if I'd had any around.) The plain cornbread is for me, and the spicy is for Corey, who can decide if he wants chili or taco meat to go with it. I'll have pinto beans with mine, something I've been craving lately--childhood comfort food, I guess.
Note - cornbread is one of the few baked things that I've never mastered as a cook, but luckily, I found one of the best packaged mixes ever from Shawnee Mills, just requires milk and an egg. One of the few that doesn't put sugar in their mix. If you didn't know, in the South, sugar in cornbread is just as welcome as beans in chili. If there are beans in it, it's not chili. And if there's sugar in the cornbread, people think you've lost your ever-loving tiny mind.
And... an update on my daughter in spoiler:Soldiers did not look like this when I was in the military... The sheer bliss that radiates from her face, and is there in her voice in every phone call--I have no words, but I have the memory of that soaring joy when I met her dad... Utterly irresistible. Whatever my worries, I won't be sharing them. Everyone deserves to feel like this, and I'm so hoping the third time is the charm for her.
She said yes to the dress!
Lisa in AR
Cataract surgery went ok, that was quick. Next week the other eyeball. Right now it itches more than hurts by I can’t scratch it. Will b able to walk yogi tomorrow.5
grandmallie Posts: 8,634 MemberLisa-she looks beautiful... I hope they are happy and God Bless them..
I have texted Tom daily just to let him know that i have gotten Homer out,but haven't heard anything back which is fine..
Will text Elena to make sure all is ok since he doesn't answer me.Took a shower and am relaxing.1
Thank you for all your kind and loving words about Bernie. We were there with him along with the vet who has known Bernie since he was a kitten
Heather I looked for the podcast you recommended and started with an episode about walking Next I'll listen to The critical importance of Strength Training
Pip Good news about your surgery
Machka I am with you about not drinking my calories. I drink only water
Barbie in NW WA2
Low energy day. Did my pt exercises but didn’t even take the pooches down to the powerline. Step count at 2600. Then wondered why I had the blues. :} Pulled up my big girl panties, filed away a few pieces of paper, then did some Jeopardy walking to almost double steps. Skimming now then will try to squeeze in some more Jeopardy walking to hit at least 7400.
Heather being able to comfort your earlier self within you, what a hard-won gift.
Karen Brava for the dread complaint. I’d be afraid of that or other retribution too. Do you or he have another place in mind?
Lisa how could she not say yes to that dress?
Done:9/21: Move: 2 sets pt, Jeopardy walking. active mins:269 steps: 4860 so farLighter, lovelies!
Fuel: plants (running count for week) so far: 8+6+1 apple, avocado, cacao 70%, cashews, coconut, cucumber, onion-red, peanuts, pecans, popcorn, potato, romaine, tea, watermelon, wheat-sourdough toast/hamburger bun. CI<CO=576
Live: Joe, readings, BP, hymns, chicken prep, district emails.
Barbara, the Southern Oregon Coastie AHMOD
2022: Be still and listen.
September: Move more, fuel better, live NOW.
lisa - beautiful dress!
Heather - I love the patterns... I have not sewn any clothes for me in years. The last thing I made was for a work christmas party that was black tie, I made a full length dark green dress with a beaded jacket. I was still sewing beads on as we drove to the event.
My favorite pattern maker was Vogue, they were more involved but the directions were better and the items always came out as they were pictured. I wore a lot of designer clothes made at home in high school and college... I took 2 semesters of pattern making so had some items of my own creation in college.
kim in n california5
Barbara - Good job on no Coke. I decided the best way for me to stop is to stop buying a case at a time. If I want one I have to go get it.
Heather - I have said it before and I’ll say it again. I admire you, how you look back and see the self love your younger self needed.
Machka - there may not be a book yet, but I’m sure there will be.
Karen - I hope your brother gets out of this situation soon, I think you are wise to make the complaint. Here it would be illegal not to report it.
Rosemarie - your question to Michele about the difference between ceramics and pottery had me curious. I Googled it and it was a surprising interesting lesson.
Here is the article
Kim - Some things are the same here how it changes at the whim of a new PM. We don’t have to worry if that will leave us without medical needs being met, although in most provinces right now we are in a crisis of lack of physicians and nurses.
Heather - those patterns look difficult to me.
Sue - I hope some rain comes to your area soon. I know how difficult it can me with smoke in the air.
Lisa - your daughter looks radiant.
Pip - glad the surgery went well.
Kim - you are a very talented and resourceful lady. I admire you.
I had ceramics tonight and am very tired. I’m going to bed on time tonight.
Tracey in Edmonton3
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