WOMEN AGES 50+ FOR JANUARY 2023
13 Tell a random person they look "good" today- I don’t think I did this, unless my coworkers dog counts.
14 Tell us three amazing things that happened recently (you decide what "recently" means...lol) -
1 - it has been a very foggy week here this week, but because of it, the trees are absolutely beautiful.
2 - Kaitlyn told us tonight that her DH literally saved a life on his first shift as a paramedic.
3 - Rodger got hired on for winter work this year.
Machka - the meme about your home hit the spot with me today. I rearranged a few things on my walls to get more of the vibe I’m going for.
Kelly - I think it’s great you are using your certificate. In my opinion what you do day in and day out is enough to warrant a treat.
Lisa - yes my Mom is about 35 minutes from my in-laws. The hospital is about 10 from Mom.
Barbie - that is so true about angry people.
Allie - what a sweet photo of Miles.
Karen - also a sweet picture of LillyBell and Rorey.
My Mother embroidered so you had my curiosity piqued by the journal. What a great idea.
My DH is flying out Monday morning. His mother called this morning, the doctors have told her that his Dad is full of cancer. I just feel he needs to be home.
Our SIL offered some points to help out. When it’s time our daughter and I will travel together.
I hope my FIL goes fast and doesn’t suffer long, but that my DH gets a few days with him.
It will be hard, I haven’t had a funeral since my Father and my FIL was there to support me. It is the same hospital and probably the same funeral home.
Tracey in Edmonton
dlfk202000 wrote: »Insomnia worked in my favor early this morning.
Trying to get to sleep about 2:30AM, glance over at the window that is always open because it is the entrance to the catio. That is NOT one of the cats. A racoon had tore a big whole in the side of the catio and was in there to get their food. He was peaking his nose into the bedroom, less than 4 feet away from me. I jumped up, closed the window then run outside. Three of the cats are out in the catio. I had to get the coon out and get the cats in then close the window. Thankfully all the cats ran in the house and did not escape from the big whole. After the food was brought in and the window closed, I watched that coon come back in at least three more times.
No catio time for the cats until we get it repaired.
Finally got to sleep a little after 4. Tea now but sure I will be switching to coffee soon.
Napa Valley Ca
Would the raccoon hurt the cats?
TerriRichardson112 Posts: 16,329 MemberSuebedo: (((hugs))) for your sister.
Karen Va: 🥰 The embroidery Journal.
Mid January Review: What have I noticed?
📍Many of my ‘new‘ habits are now automatic.
📍Too much sugary food makes me feel sluggish.
📍My weight hasn’t gone back up as much as I expected after Covid.
So pleased that the mornings are beginning to noticeably lengthen again. Not a fan of the short days in December and January.
Intentions for today:
♦️put laundry away
♦️write piece for Creative Writing for tomorrow
♦️look out fabric for embroidery journal
♦️visit DED daughter
MFP - Making Friends:
🔹Go to <More> scroll down and select <Friends>
🔹Click on + at top right, select <invite using email/MFP username>
🔹Type MFP username in address bar
🔹Write who you are and how you know the person (NB: many people are not looking for random friends, and/or do not accept friend requests)
Virtual (((hugs))) and 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 for those who need them.
🙋♀️ Miele failte to the newbies.
Machka9 Posts: 23,036 Member1 Sit in silence for three minutes... it's harder than you think. Does silently working in the garden count? Done! I sat silently for 7 minutes and prayed.
2 List 5 things using each of your senses. Right now? I can see my Christmas decorations, I can hear Christmas songs, I can taste my coffee, I can smell my coffee, and I can feel a comfortable temperature in the room.
3 Let go of at least 5 items in your house. I'm not in a downsizing or reducing mode so I've taken some lunch things to work, I will take an item to be mailed and another to be given to the people at work.
4 What was your favorite Christmas gift? (this year or ever). I can't tell you what my favourite Christmas gift this year is yet. It's a secret.
5 Move for at least 30 minutes today. Absolutely. It's a very rare day that I don't.
6 Share a goal you achieved last year. We completed the longest bicycle ride since my husband's accident and the fastest.
7 Slow down and savor one meal today. Mmmm ... pizza!
8 Who was your favorite teacher. My father. But I've had quite a few good teachers, in addition to him, over the years.
9 Create something today. I finished creating my first work-related project plan today.
10 What is your favorite lyric from a song. Difficult one given that I like so much music. But let's go with: "A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices"
11 Send a card/note to someone today. Do emails count?
12 What are you looking forward to in 2023? Can't tell you that! It's a secret ... same secret as my favourite Christmas gift.
13 Tell a random person they look "good" today. It's a bit late in the day to read this and didn't meet too many random people today ... or people in general. But I smiled at some horses and told Rhody he's gorgeous.
14 Tell us three amazing things that happened recently (you decide what "recently" means...lol)
One is a secret ... I should be able to tell you by the end of the month.
My skin cancer surgery went better than expected and all my margins are clear.
I've been able to hold my granddaughter.
15 Call or text someone you haven't talked to in at least a week. Well, I did email a couple people yesterday.16 What made you smile today
17 Take a photo of something you're grateful for
18 What material comforts are you most thankful for? You can make your list as long as you like...
19 Write a positive review for a company for goods or services you've received recently
20 Write down five things you like about yourself
21 Pay it forward in some way
22 What do you most desire in your life right now?
23 Go an entire day without complaining
24 What about you makes you special?
25 Spend time with a loved one
26 When was the last time you felt pure joy?
27 Hold the door for a stranger... or a friend
28 What fear have you overcome?
29 Engage in a random act of kindness of your own choice
30 When was the last time you laughed so hard you almost peed?
31 Now try to "meditate" (sit in silence) for ten minutes...
I think my dry stream is looking good. I still need to do the bottom end, where the dry pool will be.
I'm hoping to be able to work on it a couple evenings this week.
Exercise is coming along ...
Machka in Oz
Happy Sunday! I plan to spend time with DH and with new friends who live in apartments near me. There is a nice mix of retired teachers and retired farmers.
We have been getting to know one another. I am among the retired teachers. 😊7
Karen - I love that embroidery journal idea. Quite wonderful. I love looking at embroidery, and all kinds of textiles, but I have zilch patience. I hugely admire it though. I used to knit when I was younger, but again, patience is not my bag. I hope you will find it exciting to do and give us lots of 'in progress' photos!
One of the reasons I like watercolour painting is that I can complete it in one short session.
Still haven't had an invitation to see the apartment.
I wanted to go running this morning, but it was too windy. The palm tree outside our bedroom window is my weather vane and it's blowing around in the gusts. If it's windy in our garden, it's blowing a gale on the seafront!
Need to make a trip around the corner for milk and eggs. I want to make a frittata for dinner as we've been a bit meaty recently. I might sneak a couple of bars of dark nutty chocolate in as well. We like it after dinner.
Love Heather UK xxxxxxxx5
SueBDew, thinking of you and your sister.
Tracey, the same for you and your Roger. I always hoped for swift resolutions, too, for me as well as those I love.
Machka - I know, on the binary thing for Egg's messaging! Not sure why the laptop keyboard only registered those two... she's not light on her feet, she's a very thumpy little kitty.
Karen - I love the embroidery journal! I haven't embroidered for 30 years, and now I don't have the patience, and can no longer see well enough to be able to embroider at that level. However, it makes me wonder whether I could sketch out and create my own quilt journal for my quilts. If you've ever seen an album quilt, that's kind of what I've got in mind, but quite a bit less detailed. I've got images of almost every quilt I ever made, and I think I could probably make a miniature version of each as a large quilt square, perhaps with a margin for information, when, for who, etc. I'll have to scribble that down for my design book. I do not need another project (I have six in progress already) but there's always inspiration out there.
Posting this, but will probably drop in later.
Lisa in AR5
Karen-never tried a piece like your picture. I have several I would like to finish (one of my retirement dreams!). I prefer counted cross stitch to stamped. I have never gone for my own design so I have only worked from a pattern. Interesting challenge. I think it is all a matter of patience and good lighting! Glad all well with newest family member! I think baby fingers are beautiful.
Tracey-prayers for your family as you walk through this life journey. While it will be a very sad occasion it will be good you get to see your mother.
Terri-thanks for posting the friend invite directions. I agree about not accepting just anyone. When I first joined MFP I wasn't very selective. Now I review the request and many I ignore (especially random men and/or folks with sexy/suggestive pictures). Sometimes I just shake my head!
LovePBandJ-out of curiosity I went to try Terri's friend directions-your profile is also private. That may be the default position unless individual's open them up?
Leighann-very cute kitties!
Debbie-I find the raccoon invasion disturbing. My two cats no longer go outside (their choice). Next door neighbor told me yesterday there was a nasty possum in his yard and the possum and dogs were having standoff-possum didn't want to back down. I haven't seen it but will keep a look out. We may need to contact animal control-hopefully he was just passing through from one cornfield to the other.
Running into church this am to see friend who's husband died recently. We have been together in praise team at early service for many years. Due to a variety of issues I am not regular there anymore (issues regarding some of pastor's actions), but since I will be leaving town this year-I would like to share some time with friend.
Take care all,
Ginny in Ohio6
😊 7:30 am in Illinois— I am looking forward to a good day. Coffee is my first wish this morning.4
Our hardback copy of the latest Vera novel arrived today.
I've just ordered, after I saw someone doing something on Instagram, 50 wooden blank coasters that you can put your own designs on. I've also ordered heatproof gloss varnish. No idea if I can manage to produce anything worth keeping, but we do use coasters, and they will be nice as small presents for people. My family are always losing theirs! It will be an interesting experiment!
Love Heather UK xxxxxx7
Friend Requests ... I don't accept them anymore simply because I don't go through the news feed on MFP anymore. I don't make a very good "friend" through that medium.
Day 15: Text/Call someone ... done.
Pulled a crown off with a piece of toffee yesterday afternoon. Sigh. Will have to call the dentist in the morning and baby the site/post until then. The Bills play today and I am certain my dentist doesn't want to go to the office today ... it's not far from the stadium.
Beth near Buffalo
Good morning ladies,
I have the non-COVID cough from hell for about 3 weeks now, I actually went to Urgent Care. Normally, I would just tough things out. But, I was reminded I am older now and not to push things.
My PCP’s office was booked 3 weeks out. I went to the Rural urgent care out here in the mountains where I live outside Albuquerque. It was like being back in the 1950s when doctors had solo practices. I got a Z-PAC and pills known as pearls for my cough. Hoping it goes away soon.
It’s hard to believe I will be 70 soon. Time to start remembering that when I am sick.
Jeannie in New Mexico8
Any of you crafty ladies inspired by this lovely thing? It just popped up on the Internet.
Now that I would have in my house.
Love Heather UK xxxxxx
Oh my goodness Heather, just looking at that makes me slightly queasy. I crochet, and have used those stitches many times, but the way the squares are set up, the colors, the patterns, all of it, make it far too noisy for me. I can smell my great grandma's mothballs from here, too. Isn't it funny, how humans find absolutely different things wonderful?
This is the same stitch used to begin many of those squares, but continued on:
That, I would have in my house.
Love as always...
Lisa in AR
Heather's picture at first reminded me of the tatting my Aunt did with the squares. Using that thread made the design look lighter. I lean more toward the style Lisa posted (or perhaps it is the colors). Goes to show that different people have their preferred styles and thank goodness we can do or display any of them!
Ginny in Ohio2
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