cityjaneLondon wrote: »
Penny ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Hello!!!!!!
Missed you. XOXO
I've been looking at paint colours for the hall. May be going with pink. We had a pink/mauve hall in our last house and loved it. White paintwork.
The painter is going to estimate for the lower hall and stairs and again for the whole three floors. He can't come before June anyway as he is very popular. We will see what we can afford. Got to have the floor refinished as well. For that we will have to leave the house as we won't be able to get to the toilet.
Tent has arrived. Haven't unpacked it yet.
I bought a new tower fan for the next heatwave. DH was very disapproving because he doesn't feel the heat. I swelter. Our back upstairs windows don't open and he doesn't seem bothered. Grrrr! Anyway the fan was cheap and I won't have to carry our big one up and down precipitous stairs.
2nd jab tomorrow!!!!!!!
Heather UK xxxxxx
CSSJ09 wrote: »
Just catching up from several days away
So many welcomes today. Barbie keeps us organized and makes it possible for the conversation to continue month after month. Heart. NicolePulverStritesky Congratulations on quitting smoking- the most addictive substance.
Meg welcome back. Lots of arms to hug you. I know, I just returned. And the relationships sort of started where they left off.KathLeen Love the screen name.Kim in Central Indiana You found the right place.Gwen-Join and stay a while.For those upset about the news over the last few weeks, I recommend that you follow Patrick Skinner @SkinnerPM on Twitter and read the New Yorker and Washington Post articles about him. The Spy Who Came Home | The New Yorker and "I’m a cop. I won’t fight a ‘war’ on crime the way I fought the war on terror." He is a police officer in his hometown of Savannah, Ga. He is a former CIA operations officer and served in the United States Coast Guard as well as the U.S. Capitol Police.
"I approach every person I meet on the streets as my neighbor. Often this is literally true because I live where I work. That was a deliberate choice for me, but I respect whatever others choose; I was just trying to figure out how to be a good cop, and, for me, that meant being a good neighbor. I needed to trust my neighbors if I ever wanted them to trust me."
Most of his tweets are about his now 4 ginger tabbies (all "failed" fosters- I think he is about to get a 5th- just doesn't realize it yet) and his 3 rescued dogs. But he also posts uplifing messages about how we can lower the termperature to avoid conflict.Betsy- So glad you got the detached retina problem early and are able to get surgery. Best of luck.Allie-surgery is always stressful. I hope that we can relieve some of yours. You do so much do everyone else.Debbie in Nappa sounds like you have been very productive to me.Rebecca Audrey Hepburn quote- tonight and just started a book about Audrey Hepburn written by younger son Luca Dottie called Audrey at Home. He never knew his mother as a movie star. She had retired. This also includes her recipes and notes from wherever she lived. She liked to cook. Athena is adorable and the family resemblance of all the girls is quite strong. All beautiful and they all look like you.Kylie Kentuckyis that how you made your screen name? I used to have family in KY. Early settlers, but no one is left. Our generation scattered to the winds and older passed on. Where is your old KY home?Annie- glad the roast is gone. You really have your hands full. Hugs.Barbara-Love the Sisyphus analogy. Only in my case it is the world’s messiest eating cat. Food scattered everywhere!Snowflake your quote the other day- how true.Sue and Katla – I am envious that you can now ride.Flea and Allie Just a little bit of buckwheat, when used as a flour, goes a long way. Gives a really great flavor to baked goods. Personally, I prefer it as groats for kasha.Carolcleaning out? Will you do my house next? I was never a pack rat but my DH of blessed memory never threw anything out. Although the clothes and many tools were donated or given to friends, I have not been able to go through the papers. Help.Tracey You DGD sounds so charming and grownup. What a fashion plate. I agree about not for profits. NGOs always have more to do and less funding.Beth]-I hope that you have no long-term effects from the fall. Your description gave a wonderful picture of life with small animals. Their favorite place is underfoot.Michele What do you mean no exercise today? 13,000 steps sounds like exercise to me.Bananas Do post pictures of floors when you are finished. One of the joys of going back to Eastern Europe is seeing the beautiful ,polished parquet floors. I missed going back in 2020 and it looks like 2021 will be a bust as well. 2 years in a row. WhatsApp and Zoom don’t quite make up for long chats lasting until the wee hours.Matchka I love the pictures of Tasmania and your biking maps. Years ago, I worked in Australia. I never made it there. Going back is on the list. DM me about early age neurodegeneration. It is a subject I know all too well.Lisa- “homicidal hairy cows” I almost fell over laughing! You do have a way with words. Girl camping with real food, wine and chocolate sounds perfect. Your wardrobe rant -100% agree. Mine is the distressed jeans style. Some are so holey that they leave nothing to the imagination. And even if only “slightly distressed”, they still have huge environmental costs in water wasted, chemicals released. It burns me up when a celebrity who espouses “natural” everything is photographed wearing these jeans. I hope I have not offended anyone who likes the style. I am a cranky old woman, also.Kate UKthere is no way to fight it. When DH completely forgets, just take a deep breath, and walk away. Otherwise, you are pounding a wall made of custard. Save yourself for the times it will be absolutely necessary.Heather so much news and so many great pictures. The time with DH sounds perfect. The relationship is as real as real can be. I loved the tent for Max. For something extra- maybe a small sum for a Lego figure he can pick? Sundowning is so difficult. I remember taking DH for rides in the middle of the night to calm down. Made it hard to get up for work, but worth it. Very soothing. Suggestion for your duvet- what about a duvet cover? They have made my life so much easier over the years. Slip them off and into the weekly wash they go.Bananas and Terri Got my second COVID vaccine today. Did not feel anything. Our NGO is considered “essential” so we got a notice from the state. Although today’s news about a number of cases in previously fully vaccinated brought home importance of not letting guard down and continuing all precautions until this thing is over. I will miss the constant cleaning by businesses, especially grocery stores. There still will be a few stores I will never go into.Everyone-Book title A Peripatetic LifeFavorite exerciseRiding horses , but not for 2 years since accident. Will try therapeutic riding when I feel COVID safe. Now, walking.Help needed DGD has had 2 heart operations in last few weeks, and they are about to schedule 3rd. This on top of the transplant for cancer. No end in sight to hospitalization and resulting financial hardship.
Does anyone have experience with GoFundMe? I am not sure why we are not getting donations. Please DM me for details. Thank you.
May you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy. CJ
Machka9 wrote: »
You all know that I take the bus to and from work. I've been in an ongoing argument with the metro organisation about the temperature on the buses ... it is too hot.
They've told me over and over that the temperature on the bus is kept at 22C (71.6F). To me, that is too hot for people who are boarding wearing jackets and especially when the bus is crowded. But, I thought to myself, if the temperature in the bus is really 22C then I have a very warped sense of temperature because it felt hotter than that.
Last weekend, I bought a thermometer and today I took it on the bus.
This morning ... the temperature on the shady side of the bus was 26C (78.8F)!
This evening ... the temperature on the shady side of the bus was 29C (84.2F)!
Turns out it is not my imagination that the buses are hot! I was starting to second guess myself, thinking that maybe it was just menopause ... maybe I was stressing and going into an hour-long series of hot flashes or something.
No wonder I arrive home exhausted, dehydrated and feeling like I'm going to melt. I leave work feeling pretty good and thinking that I could go for a bicycle ride or a run after work, but after 45-60 minutes on the bus, I'm a limp dishrag and the first thing I do when I arrive home is to down about 3 cups of water, I feel so thirsty.
Yes, I have passed on my discovery. Not that I'm expecting any positive results. But I think I will have to start bringing cold water on board.
M in Oz
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