WOMEN AGES 50+ FOR OCTOBER 2022
Messenger-It's the primary way I communicate with my sisters and mom, as well as various other people. FB has gotten me back in touch with people I'd lost touch with before, so for some, Messenger and FB are the only methods I have to contact them. It also works on certain flights for no charge, which comes in handy sometimes. It's also great for communicating with little ones. Most of my younger nieces and nephews have Messenger for Kids and it allows the parents to control who they have conversations with.
As for what FB is doing with the info...selling your keywords so the ads in FB will be more targeted toward you.
You all got me thinking (last month, which seems like ages ago) about decluttering. I hate clutter, but the mister seems to thrive on it. It makes me anxious at first, then I get angry. I started decluttering his messes in the common areas. I bought a tea box to put all his computer/technology cables into and they are no longer giving me anxiety every time I look toward the kitchen...which is almost constantly. I also put all the remote controls and various creams he uses while watching TV and that clutter the coffee table into little containers. Hopefully, he will keep them cleaned up.
Trying yet another exercise routine and eating routine. We will see if this one works. I'm not enjoying the food as much, that's for sure.
Tina in CA
I had to go look, but when I got rid of Facebook, I got rid of Messenger, quite deliberately. I don't want any part of the Metaverse at this stage--not out of paranoia, just because I'm a late adopter. Which is why I never bought a Betamax machine or a Flip video camera. In fact, I was working with Cisco when they bought the company and when they shut down production because it couldn't compete with smartphones. Employees were offered Flips with massive discounts, and people ignored the offer.
Jumping further into the WABAC Machine--and I adored Peabody's Improbable History--I would go to my best friend's house (yes, the same one I talk to every day still) and play games on her computer. I didn't buy my own computer until I started to college in 1995, and used part of my student loan to buy one.
Continuing up through today, I have not yet bought any form of VR and probably won't. I might have thought about it if Zuckerberg hadn't bought the company that was invented by the founder. In other words, Facebook ( or "Meta") owns the Oculus in toto. Do you know that Oculus is Latin for "eye?" So who's looking, and in which direction? OK, maybe I'm a little paranoid.
My best friend's son, who is an Air Force master sergeant and nearly 40 years old, received a diagnosis of ADHD recently, and was given Adderall. He is so happy with his ability to focus, to be productive and to control his emotions, particularly anger. He was on Ritalin for one school year as a child, but the whole thing was new, and he was put on too high a dose and it wasn't helpful, calmed him down so far that he was incapable of doing much at all.
On that note, after a week of decaf tea and water only, I gave in and had a cup of coffee. I feel like my brain is not stupid for the first time in a week. *sigh* Looking at this post, I find it vaguely possible that I am also possibly ADHD... but only when I'm caffeinated.
Lisa in AR
I nearly always use WhatsApp. Most people in the UK do I think. Occasionally someone messages me on Facebook, but about once a year. I text a few people. Email a few, especially if they are abroad. . Phone some others, like very close friends. Everyone has their preferred method of communication. I like WhatsApp because it's so easy to send photos and videos. Also having
groups. We have a family group and a girlfriends group. Plus people with serious illness. But I do love a good long chat with a girlfriend. Had one this afternoon with G after our guests left.
The visit went very well. They were very pleasant and no awful political views. We even got out in the wind for an ice cream. Could hardly open the door of Marrocco 's!
The sea was lovely 😍
Love Heather UK xxxxxx
Oct pg 4 bottom
Arrgh. THIS is why I hate decluttering. Joe announced he wanted to move the bookshelf containing all my dvds and cds out from the corner so he could put totes of firewood there handy to the woodstove. OK good plan, winter is coming, Bi~Mart has raised the prices of PrestoLogs so Joe’s decided to cut up some of the 15 acres of dead fall we have to use for kindling instead (can you tell my tongue is bleeding?). The trouble is where to put it? In the bedroom? Where the small dresser is that hosts plants, etc. Move rolling plant stand into the bedroom shift plants onto it. Joe points out that makes the path to my side of the bed treacherously narrow. Stash coffee table under card table so can put rolling plant stand there in front of the living room window. Move plants and sun lamp. Empty out the small dresser, travel paper into recycling, guest towels into closet, games into bookshelf except for Trivial Pursuit. Add that to the donation pile as I realized I liked that game to show off how smart I am. Not something I need to do any more. Joe dragged bookshelf into bedroom except for what was on top because it was dusty (surprise!). He set that stuff on my chair in the living room which I discovered when I went there to start doing my morning PT. Shifted that stuff to the rolling table for now. Enough whining! After 1.75 hours things are finally arranged to both our satisfactions. NSV is that despite really really REALLY not wanting to, I did my 2 sets PT anyway. Time now to get ready for line dance class and DDS. Will catch up later.
Barbara, the Southern Oregon Coastie AHMOD
2022: Be still and listen.
October: Move more (make that 7400 step goal), fuel better (more protein + veggies, less sugar), live NOW (continue mindful time with Joe, pay more attention to Shadow and Tumble).
Heather--What great memories with the DGC. Johnny is so good with the kids. He is a Blessings to all of you.
Pip--Good luck today.
Mary--The TENS unit I have, has the pads. I wonder if it would work on my bat wings. I will have eto give it a try. Can't hurt.
Sue--Glad you were able to the class with no notice. Pray the smoke clears up soon.
Machka--Now I am wondering about a couple sores in my mouth, that almost heal and then come back. I blame it on my teeth, but not so sure. I have made an appointment with the dentist for the week afer next to have it checked out.
Lanette--I use messenger a lot instead of texting also. Seems easier to share pictures.
Another fun day at the job. Interesting what things they did not realize they had no back up plans for. Lastest news is a week or more before this is fixed.
Blessings, Vicki GRAND ISLAND, NE7
Home now, kicking back5
Pip - Glad you're home - hope the surgery was successful and healing is swift and painless!
Barbara AHMOD - Many sympathies for you and for Joe. Anything like that always expands to fill the available time and often leaves things to do at another time that weren't on your to-do list at all. I've explained to my husband more than once that the reason I don't do the surface cleaning much is that once I start, I have a really hard time stopping. So, my entire day has consisted of:
- Pull everything that can go in the dishwasher off the gas stove and get it washed (burner tops, all front knobs, grates) as well as the vent hood filters.
- Spray stovetop with fume-free oven cleaner, as it's the only thing that will clear his cooking buildup off the surface.
- As I'm walking past getting laundry done, I spray any places I missed, plus I spray the vent hood down with the oven cleaner, inside and out.
- After laundry is in, I get on the Internet to figure out how to get the oven door off. Corey the cook has a tendency to finish items in the oven, like meat and other things cooking in oil, as well as cook bacon in there, and the inside of the oven is covered with, well everything you can think of. But what bothers me most is the window in the door, which has become nearly opaque with spattered grease.
- I get the door off, and then I have to find a different site that tells me how to pull the door apart so I can clean the inside of the double pane glass--about a month after we got it, I had milk boil over on the stove, and it dripped down in between the windows and I've never been able to clean it to my satisfaction. That was four years ago. Today, I got that figured out too.
- Take that apart and spray its four-year-old stains with oven cleaner.
- Deal with the laundry while that does its magic.
- Done with that, wipe the stovetop, which the fume-free oven cleaner has shined right up.
- Do the same with oven door and windows.
- Figure out how to put the door back together--I have never figured out why, when you take something apart, the nine screws you took out never quite line up with the holes... Murphy's Law, I guess.
- Figure out how to get the door back on the oven (Still working on that one. Had to stop to take my afternoon meds). Again, the two hinges came off easily, but don't want to slot back in... and holding an oven door in mid-air while you're trying to slide these hinge mechanisms into holes on the body of the stove reminds me I REALLY need to start lifting weights again.
- Once that's on, I can get all the bits and bobs out of the dishwasher and put the overall thing back together so he can cook dinner about an hour from now.
- Crap on a cracker, I forgot to wipe down the vent hood - I'll have to throw a towel over the stovetop so I don't get it dirty while I'm wiping that down.
And THAT is why I do not do much surface cleaning. Please note - if he wasn't coming home to cook, I would leave the door off, because in all that list above, you will not see a number that shows me spraying and cleaning the actual inside of the oven, because I didn't have enough oven cleaner. I'm going to run up to the little grocery near us and see if they have any, but it may be a forlorn hope. Either way, tomorrow, I WILL STILL BE CLEANING MY OVEN. It is possible that I need psychological help. Because I just realized I also need to pull the entire stove out and clean under it and behind it before I'm actually done.
I've never figured out if that inability to stop is a hangover from the perfectionist tendencies of my working life, where I was responsible for thousands and millions of dollars of other people's money, and it had to be right, or if I'm just a goober that can't stop anything until I'm finished. In all honesty, it's annoying the living pooky out of me that I can't get the thing finished today, but I've learned to reassure Perfect Polly that I will get back to it tomorrow.
OK - my arms have stopped aching (had a hepatitis b shot and a flu shot yesterday, so I'll blame it on that!), time to go try to get that door reinstalled and the vent fan wiped down and then head for the grocery store.
Lisa in AR
from Destiny's mom
Update.. they didn’t find any new spots on her pet ct . Other then the one they found on her chest Ct last week..
the ones in her leg are no longer there.. she has two more test to see if she qualifies for the clinical trial.. if those test come back good.. she will start the clinical trial on the Oct 205
I am spending the afternoon with DH. I think he will move into my/our apartment in a few days. I look forward to it.3
Rosemarie if you have any type of chronic pain you might want to see if you can get a prescription for it. I will help you with how to use it like I do. It's very effective!
💞 Mary from Arizona/Minnesota3
Mary--The TENS unit I have, has the pads. I wonder if it would work on my bat wings. I will have eto give it a try. Can't hurt.
Blessings, Vicki GRAND ISLAND, NE
I would get the wand. You can probably get one for your TENS unit. I cover every square inch of my face. I don't think that the pads would work the same.
💞 Mary from Arizona/Minnesota1
Facebook Messenger question: I'm curious. How many of you use Facebook Messenger as a primary way of communicating with people? I like that I can open it on my tablet and not have to also open FB and be bombarded with their ads. Seems like 99% of my friends prefer Messenger over texting and email.
I use FB Messenger daily. I have a group message with my girls, a couple my eldest daughter added me to with her friends and one my youngest started named Fam Jam.
2 of us use iPhones and 2 androids it is our way of having group messages.
My cousin and I communicate almost entirely through messenger. So does my Brother and I.
Tracey in Edmonton
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Is Facebook Messenger the same thing as WhatsApp? Just a different name? We do also have Messenger, but i rarely use it. WhatsApp is encrypted.
My legs are having a flare up the last couple of days. Makes sleep more difficult, and they feel weaker when I'm walking, though they still have the same strength. It is very annoying, but my doctor had no idea. I think it is this autoimmune thing, because it comes and goes.
Birthday lunch today. We had to wait until today because they only open from Thursday to Sunday. I'm not feeling entirely enthusiastic with my legs hurting, but I'm sure I will enjoy it when I get there. I know DH would like to walk both ways, but I will bus nearly there and hope to walk back. It's around 3 miles. In 'The Lanes', Petit Pois.
Mouse still absent.
Love Heather UK xxxxxxxx5
Having done a quick research on Google I see they are not exactly the same. Most people in the UK use WhatsApp. Easy to video conference as well, voice message etc, though I mostly use it for chat and sending photos and videos.
Love Heather UK xxxxxxxx2
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