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WOMEN AGES 50+ FOR OCTOBER 2020

barbiecatbarbiecat Member Posts: 14,355 Member Member Posts: 14,355 Member
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:) Here it is, the start of a new month and a chance to make a fresh start on whatever goals or resolutions or plans that eluded you.

:) I have found that tackling a difficult endeavor is best when shared with others.

:) Please join me on this journey to health, fitness, and well being.

:) Be sure to bookmark this page so you can find it again.

:) It helps if you sign your post with a name or nickname and a location (specific or general) so we can get to know each other better.

<3 Barbie in NW WA

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  • csofledcsofled Member, Premium Posts: 2,592 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,592 Member
    ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
  • GodMomKimGodMomKim Member Posts: 2,436 Member Member Posts: 2,436 Member
    thanks Barbie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • WhidislanderWhidislander Member Posts: 606 Member Member Posts: 606 Member
    I do not know this less than happy child.😂
  • teklawa1teklawa1 Member Posts: 234 Member Member Posts: 234 Member
    ((((Allie))))
    Thanks Barbi for October.
    Betsy in NW WA
  • pipcd34pipcd34 Member Posts: 11,659 Member Member Posts: 11,659 Member
  • Snowflake1968Snowflake1968 Member Posts: 4,882 Member Member Posts: 4,882 Member
    Thanks Barbie for the new month.

    Kim - it is hard finding some fruits and vegetables here. I was told that it’s because of Covid and the fires in California. I can’t even find iceberg lettuce!
  • evie1958evie1958 Member Posts: 573 Member Member Posts: 573 Member
    Kim, great job on the coconut milk sub!
    Allie, {{{HUGS}}}
    Barbara, perhaps when Joe goes out somewhere you could quickly run the self clean? I have to admit, I don't like the fumes either, must do it in good weather so that doors and windows can be open and have to have the fan on. Which reminds me, I should probably do mine soon, before the winter weather starts....
    Tracey, your granddaughter is only 4 and coming out with that stuff (bedtime, yo!), she's going to be a handful! Although, as a grandparent, I have to say she's a hoot! lol
    Barbie, thanks for getting us started once again, I think a new month is just what I need...
    So, last week I started feeling not all that great and by Sat afternoon realized I had a UTI. On my way home from work that day I grabbed a bottle of cranberry juice, 1.89 lt of it (about 1/2 gallon for you non metric ladies). When I got home, I drank about half of it. The next morning, after coming home from a walk with my friend, I downed the rest of it, then went grocery shopping and bought more. Spent most of Sunday afternoon drinking the juice at a slower pace that the day before and monday morning phoned my GP and requested a prescription and lab requisition. As it wasn't my GP but his resident (teaching clinic), I got asked a bunch of questions, but he did eventually agree that both were a good idea. Picked up the pills Monday afternoon and took one as soon as I got home. Dropped my sample off to the lab Tuesday afternoon and already heard from my GP today. He said it's not conclusive, they are waiting for the culture, which takes 48 hours, but there were red and white blood cells in the sample, so clearly there's something going on. As I had already taken two pills before "producing" the sample there is a chance that it was already being fought, so the culture may not be dramatic but I'm glad I did things the way I did anyway. I am feeling so much better already! Now I'm just having post nasal drip to deal with. Not sure what that's all about, but it sure it annoying. It irritates my throat which makes me cough, which irritates my throat, which.... well, you get the picture! And of course coughing is not something people want to be seeing/hearing other people do these days! I am pretty sure I'm not carrying Covid around with me!
    And now it's past my bedtime. Hugs for those needing them, congrats to those celebrating and welcome to the newbies!
    Evelyn on sunny, but perhaps hazy by the weekend, Vancouver Island
  • cityjaneLondoncityjaneLondon Member Posts: 8,163 Member Member Posts: 8,163 Member
    Kim - I have an authentic Goan curry that uses sweetcorn as a final add. It's delicious and the recipe is for goat. I can usually get goat from the butcher, but lamb also works. Good decision! :D
    I keep a stock of blocks of creamed coconut. You can just cut a chunk off, so it's easier than opening a can. (If I do I freeze the rest) I buy them in packs from Amazon. They keep.

    Oh my word! You all have so many clothes and shoes! My DH has far more than I do. When I first met him I was shocked! :D Plus I keep my clothes for ever, rarely buy anything new, and have a 'one in one out principle. Right now, because I'm not socialising, I'm getting annoyed with my smart clothes hanging in the wardrobe. They seem utterly ridiculous! :laugh: I suppose one day I might put on a dress. :o:o
    I am only wearing leggings and long sleeved t shirts at the moment and have about 3 pairs of each. I have two thin jumpers. No thick ones. I wear a long cardigan if it's chilly. Two of those. I have a few smarter tops and a couple of pants, but haven't worn them since covid.
    Yesterday some new bamboo socks arrived. 3 pairs. I will throw out three.
    I really hate clothes buying and clothes shopping. But I think I scrub up well when required. I haven't been required for ages, but I make a bit of an effort for Gwendolen, or the grandchildren.

    Going to finish getting my phone sorted today. I hope I've got the 'do not disturb' thing right. Now to look at ringtone etc. I'm still sad to have lost my messages. They are still on the old phone though. ;)
    Poor DH, who bought me my phone for my birthday, was a bit upset at my tech angst. I will have to reassure him that I am delighted with it. <3

    THANK YOU BARBIE for starting us off again. <3 October is my and DH'S birthday month. I'm fond of the month. We would have been going on a cruise up the Douro River in Portugal for his birthday. We got our deposit back. I've asked him to make Crème Brulée for my birthday dinner tomorrow. I haven't seen any sign of it. He's never made it before. :laugh: My son is going to be popping round for a minute at tea time with pink flowers I have requested. Champagne is going in the fridge. I will be cooking Skate in Black Butter.
    If DH does make the dessert we can give my son any extras. It must be the most fattening dessert in the world. But it is my very favourite. Oldie but Goodie.

    Love to all, Heather UK xxxxxxxx

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  • Machka9Machka9 Member Posts: 17,732 Member Member Posts: 17,732 Member
    GodMomKim wrote: »
    Machka - I could sell in CA and buy that house… Can I have the second floor?

    Kim from N. California

    They're doing "expressions of interest" for that house, but based on what else is available in the area, I'd have to guess that the price they'd be interested in is somewhere between $2 and $3 million. I wouldn't put it over $3 million because it needs some work. I'd want to renovate the bathroom, the kitchen counter tops, the kitchen floor, and I'd want to take out the carpet and refinish the hardwood floors which I'm sure lurk under all that carpeting.

    But I love that tower ... I'm guessing that's what you like about the second floor. :)


    And it's way, way out of my price range. I wonder what they'd do if I put in an expression of interest of $250,000. :lol: Oh well.

    M in Oz
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  • Machka9Machka9 Member Posts: 17,732 Member Member Posts: 17,732 Member
    From Action for Happiness ...

    "Life is far from perfect, but there are lots of reasons for optimism. Setting positive goals for the future gives our lives a sense of direction and purpose. And although we face many challenges there are also lots of reasons to stay hopeful. By consciously choosing our priorities we can overcome issues, make progress and focus on what really matters."

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    https://www.actionforhappiness.org/optimistic-october


    Funny that the first one says ...

    "Write down your most important goals for this month"


    All right then ... :)

    1. Finish my current course. I am currently working on the last assignment.

    2. Thus, hopefully, finish my degree! If I'm successful, my grad will be in December. They say they'll let us know what form graduations will take.

    3. Hosting/running/organising a weekend-long cycling series later in October. It's the first one our club has run since early July, and I'm "in charge" of this one. The weekend will start with a 50 km ride on the Friday night as a warm-up, a 160 km ride on the Saturday as the main event, and a 100 km ride on Sunday as a cool down. :smiley: If all goes well, my husband and I might ride the 50 km route just before the actual event. We'll wait and see. And we'll have to do some cycling to get ready!

    4. Taxes - October is tax month.

    5. Medical stuff - as usual.


    Cheers!
    M in Oz
  • Machka9Machka9 Member Posts: 17,732 Member Member Posts: 17,732 Member
    Thursday 1 October

    University Workshop - online and at home. Might be the last one! Or maybe we'll have one next week. Not sure.


    Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) test. We've been advised to get tested if we exhibit hay fever symptoms and both my husband and I have been. It is spring after all! But nevertheless, we decided it was a good idea to get the test now, before the borders open. Awaiting results.

    Now we're in self-isolation for 48 hours, until the results arrive. :):)

    If I could, I'd keep going for tests in order to get these 48 hours of self-isolation. :)


    Later in the afternoon, I took a nap for 1.5 hours. What luxury!! I've been so incredibly tired.


    And my assignment. Still working on it throughout the day, and this evening.


    Machka in Oz
  • lcharpentier2lcharpentier2 Member Posts: 194 Member Member Posts: 194 Member
    Good morning this place
    Barb
    Thanks for keeping this going. Your a gem.

    KIm
    I finally finished the last of tomatoes yesterday I made red salsa and green salsa. My first try pretty good.

    Barbara
    When I do the oven I get out of the house for an hour or two. Come back whip it clean.

    Evelyn
    Sorry your feeling under the weather.

    And for me i'm back on the wagon fell off for a few days and gained 1.4 lbs. I will see that it's gone plus more for tops next wed. We can't let one week turn in to two. and more.

    See you all lighter
    Linda in Northern Ontario
  • SophieRosieMomSophieRosieMom Member, Premium Posts: 2,113 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,113 Member
    Happy October, ladies! <3

    Thank you, Barbie, for getting us off to a fresh start. :)

    Rebecca - love those quotes and the creative pony tail, lol.

    Lisa - so glad to hear from you. Sorry, I think I missed what the doc recommended - are you on antibiotics?

    Heather - sorry to hear about the near driving misadventure, glad all is OK. My DH put the battery charger on his car yesterday, he really needs to take it out for a run every couple weeks, or I need use it on one of his runs to town. I never remember to take it. :( Oh well, trickle chargers are great.

    Happy Birthday to you and John!!

    SOCKS - Heather and anyone else, I'm looking for info on Bamboo socks. Do they shrink over time? Stretch? I am shopping for heavily cushioned 1/4 (just over the ankle) or crew athletic summer type (not wool) socks. Got some passable ones at Walmart but they no longer make the size I need. I'm a shoe size 9, and the ones which fit shoe size 4 - 10 are really too small and end up cramping my toes. I found some full cushion bamboo ones on Amazon but I'm not familiar with that type of thread.

    For now, my plan is to look in the men's section at Walmart and see what they have. I'm tough on socks as I wear them for slippers sometimes. Amazon seems to have plenty of items but I'd like to see them in person or at least get recommendations from someone I know.

    So, actually - suggestions on where to buy lady's large heavily cushioned socks are very welcome! TIA. B)

    Machka - thank you for the October action calendar.
    My goals -
    • get the flower beds cleaned while we still have decent weather,
    • keep working on de-cluttering (the thrift stores had been plugged so weren't taking items, so my closet cleaning ground to a halt this summer). Need to check with them.
    • get back to SWSY
    • get my honesty pants back to feeling comfortable.

    Dogs getting up so I better scoot. Make it a wonderful day! <3

    Lanette B)
    Foggy and warm SW WA State where air quality is iffy, some smoke which should be gone by the weekend. Miss our blue skies and chilly nights!

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  • Machka9Machka9 Member Posts: 17,732 Member Member Posts: 17,732 Member
    I'm looking for info on Bamboo socks. Do they shrink over time? Stretch? I am shopping for heavily cushioned 1/4 (just over the ankle) or crew athletic summer type (not wool) socks. Got some passable ones at Walmart but they no longer make the size I need. I'm a shoe size 9, and the ones which fit shoe size 4 - 10 are really too small and end up cramping my toes. I found some full cushion bamboo ones on Amazon but I'm not familiar with that type of thread.

    For now, my plan is to look in the men's section at Walmart and see what they have. I'm tough on socks as I wear them for slippers sometimes. Amazon seems to have plenty of items but I'd like to see them in person or at least get recommendations from someone I know.

    So, actually - suggestions on where to buy lady's large heavily cushioned socks are very welcome! TIA. B)

    I have a pair of fairly heavy bamboo socks which I like. They're a little longer than crew and very comfortable. I wear them in boots during the winter or when cycling to keep my feet warm. However, when they're washed, they take a longer time than you'd expect to dry.

    I also have a couple pair of lightweight bamboo socks which I haven't tried yet. They've got bicycles on them so I'm waiting till warmer weather to wear them while cycling.

    If you're going to wear socks as slippers, look up "Slipper Socks". :)
    https://www.walmart.com/search/?query=womens slipper socks


    M in Oz
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