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  2. Joe NightingMale

    Saturday November 28 2020

    Morning Yesterday was a better day. Perhaps because I had more stuff to do Got out for a hike in the morning, did laundry, did grocery shopping, and did some other errands as well. Today taking the car in for routine maintenance. Going to get a rental so I can get my hike in, and in case I have to run any errands before the car is done Might do a little baking today too, as well as work on my embroidery. Svengoolie has The Thing From Another World, which I haven't seen before. Think it will get up to 50 today and tomorrow, but will be in the 30s after that
  3. No Stars In My Eyes

    What do you INTENSELY DISLIKE?

    NO GUILT! ...Because I said so!
  4. dianah

    Friday November 27 2020

    Ted, does Amy cook traditional Thanksgiving dinner, or Healthy Traditional? πŸ˜‰ Does she save the carcass and make soup broth ---> soup?? No Stars, what a production that was, at Cracker Barrel!! Thanks for the written visual, lol! At least you didn't have to cook, and you could re-heat it in the microwave. And I can imagine, no baskets! Even in Pandemic Days, ppl seem geared to shop on Black Friday. nurseJ22, good you were able to talk with your sister, even if briefly. Nice olive branch. Hope the goodwill continues to flow. If I was near, I'd go to the beach with you, to see the shore birds! There is something about being at the beach, and observing the birds... ! Then again, I would make broth from the carcass, and then make soup (my Grandma used to, also!), and then I'd EAT IT!! πŸ™‚ Busy day at work. We are gearing up for a Covid surge. Have opened two units to receive VA patients as well as private patients, overflow from other facilities. Bracing ourselves; dept chief says it's reminiscent of war conditions. We'll see. It's not bad yet but... herring, I had a pen-pal when in Jr High, a girl about my age from France. She wrote in English, I wrote in my poor French. Her English was MUCH better than my French! We corresponded for a couple years, then not at all. That you have continued with your correspondence and friendship for 60 years!!!!! is REMARKABLE AND NOTEWORTHY!!! Joe, good you are sleeping better. That's a disappointment, about the ravioli. 😞 It's too bad, to have your taste buds all set for one thing, and then it is so totally not what you expected! Keep up your exercise!! Tweety, it's encouraging to hear about your stable weight and your staying the course of good nutrition, that works for you! Kudos! Have a good evening!
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  6. No Stars In My Eyes

    Friday November 27 2020

    I'm b-a-c-k ! Yep, I confess that I once again did a pharmacy and grocery run; it is a never-ending task. Do you know that this afternoon (2 PM-ish) when I entered WalMart and looked to my right, where they keep the carts ... there was not one single available cart! That entire space was empty, and there were several folks standing around waiting for some carts to be returned. Fortunately I only had 3 small items to get and did not need a cart. The Cracker Barrel restaurant had their whole day set up like a factory, because as well as eat-in orders and take-out orders, they were preparing group meals -- I guess for group homes or churches, or what/who-ever was feeding from 6 to 26 people...(numbers just pulled outta a hat). There were several woman whose only job was toting to-go orders out to the front registers, and putting them in cubby-holes with the name of the orderers facing out. Two people prior to me had already given their names and were checking out; then another woman was going down the line asking folks what name they'd ordered under,and she would go to the cubby-holes and move those names forward to just behind the cash register so the cashier didn't have to search. Going out the back doors, folks were loading large boxes full of meals into vans. Even out at the entrance there were two men handling directing who should park where (eat-in or take-out). And I imagine that there were multiple cooks/bakers just taking stuff out of the ovens, and others loading the ovens. Must've had a military person running it all, because it was regimented and went very smoothly! Amazing! Yeh, so the food was 'meh', and not hot by the time I'd gotten it home, but they had the plates loaded ... turkey, ham, sweet potatoes with pecans, cornbread dressing, and cranberry sauce, rolls, and a slice of pumpkin pie. We got an extra meal to tote over to the neighbor who'd done all the yard work for us. He lives alone, and was feuding with his girlfriend; not sure where his folks live ...so it was he and his dog there. We knew he wouldn't come over to eat with us, but I attached a note to the bag that said, "We are thankful to have a wonderful neighbor like you!" Hubby brought it over there and he said he thought the guy would never stop thanking him. Got the presents for my sister and bro-in-law all wrapped up and boxed, then to the post-office to mail it off. WHEW! There was not as much mailing traffic today, so did not have to wait to get to the counter for my turn. Hubby's dgt is FINALLY out of the hospital. She still has pain, but not as bad. They did a bone scan and found nothing, and since she was low on potassium, I assume they thought that would be the reason for the cramping and spasms she had. Anyway,she is home now. One more chemo treatment for her this coming week, and then sometime later, she has an appt w/ the surgeon, about the double-mastectomy she wants. My older brother in Michigan sent me a brief note that some guy on line was selling odd Christmas tree ornaments ... a Big Foot, a few other things, and ... A SQUIRREL IN UNDERPANTS! He said he thought it might be the sign of the coming Apocalypse. Maybe so. That's it for now ---
  7. amoLucia

    What do you INTENSELY DISLIKE?

    stars - I have to confess. I have been intentionally hanging up on a couple solicitors lately. One I recognize the diff phone # and then I recognize the foreign female voice that starts the pitch. Yeah, I know it's her job, but I don't want to be bothered. So I just hang up. I feel a bit guilty but also satisfied.
  8. Joe NightingMale

    Friday November 27 2020

    Morning Hopefully everyone had a good Thanksgiving Mine was kind of blah. The hike in the morning was nice, even though it was a bit cold. The rest of the day was dull Was kinda disappointed in the ravioli. Rest of the meal was OK, but I would have done better to trying something more traditional. Was going to watch A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving on Apple+, but found out while it was free you still need to set up an Apple account. Went online and bought the DVD instead Rest of the day just relaxing, though to be honest it was boring Today will be more active. Have another hike this morning. Going to do the grocery shopping too. Have some letters and postcards to send as part of a get out the vote effort in Georgia. Need to find some gift boxes I can send to family for the Christmas gifts, thankfully have gotten all of those purchased. Usual exercise and embroidery tonight. Might do laundry today too Sleeping better the last few days. Have been having the wine earlier in the evening, wondering if that makes a difference Going to be cloudy and in the 40s today, but rain is holding off until Sunday. Hoping tomorrow is more sunny
  9. No Stars In My Eyes

    Thanksgiving Thursday November 26th 2020

    Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for you all being here to share with, good times and bad times, incredulous times... I am thankful for my husband and that we have a nice roof over our head (even though it sometimes feel like there's quicksand under our feet with Nannie's ever-changing mental status). Oh, and thankful for so many other blessings in my life, past and present. herring, I can't believe that moron's boorish behavior at the grocery store. And like, whatever did you do to incur his wrath and invite name-calling ... except offer him your place in line? Creepy! and not just a little berserk! Joe, Glad your dad is doing well, and hoping to hear that J sort of follows his lead in the dental category of health. Tweety, Happy Plain, Old, Cheap, Brown/Green Lentils Day! 🀣 Yeah, I hate political ranting and raving. It really, truly does give me stomach-curdling pains to be around when folks step up onto their soap-boxes and preach their beliefs with such rigorous certainty. There is no reasonable discussion, just, when the wind is all out of the bag, it ends with a righteous statement: "You mark my words! It WILL happen!" (FINE, OKAY, then please shut UP!) amoLu, All that many more treatments? UGH! I wish there was something that could be done that make them easier on you. I wish (and pray for) a lot of things for you, but alas, there is no super-power I can whip out to make a tremendous difference. Maybe you can find a hidden super-power in that pantry of yours???? Well, it's a thought, anyway. Not too helpful, but oh well. j22- I had dry mouth caused by medication, and I didn't find any product that helped. (Hated Biotene's offerings.) I can't remember which med caused the dry mouth, and eventually I came off of it and was switched to something else, but it really did a number under my caps and crowns. I was made to feel guilty by a dentist who did not believe that medication could be responsible, and who lectured me on oral care. Pffttt! Nannie's recounting some of her all-too-familiar-to-us memories, but getting them alllll mixed up, and don't you DARE tell her that she has it wrong! She still insists the craft and knitting stuff is NOT hers. It belongs to some other woman who used to live here. In a way, that is true, because that 'other woman' sure doesn't live here any more!!! _____________Many hours later______________ I'm so tired I can't even go back and see what I've posted here earlier ... So, I'm just going to sign out and catch up with myself and y'all later, like tomorrow, f'rinstance! CIAO
  10. dianah

    Thanksgiving Thursday November 26th 2020

    Hello BCgrad, yes we have a TJ's near us but I haven't been there in a long time. It's just not as convenient as the nearby grocery store. And its aisles are very narrow, and it can get crowded. I haven't been since Covid precautions were enacted, so I don't know how they practice social distancing. I do really like their seasonal ginger ale and Christmas cookies, so I may have to schedule a visit. Then I can look for that tea, too! Thanks for the recommendation!
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  12. dianah

    Thanksgiving Thursday November 26th 2020

    We are watching old movies after lunch. Deli-sliced turkey, stuffing from a package (added celery, onions, mushrooms, sage, rosemary) - prepared on stove-top, roasted red potatoes, waldorf salad, braised green beans (olive oil, S & P), prepared gravy, canned whole cranberry sauce, baked yams (just baked, no butter or brown sugar or marshmallows). Pumpkin pie for dessert. I did not bake. Dh loved it all! It did turn out pretty tasty, was colorful, and we have lots of leftovers. It is nice to be off, and only have one more day of work left in the week (we only get Thanksgiving Day off, not the Friday after). We have no big plans for the weekend. amo, hope you get at least a one-day break from treatments. Hope you all are having an enjoyable day.
  13. Ted

    Thanksgiving Thursday November 26th 2020

    Happy Thanksgiving, folks! πŸ™‚ Work, last night, was "Q". When I got home after work, had First Sleep. Woke up around 11:30AM, and had a lovely Thanksgiving dinner with Amy around 1:00 PM. Was back to bed around 2:00 PM for Second Sleep. And, just woke up, again, giving me an opportunity to say hello to you all. πŸ™‚ Nothing much else going on. I'm very thankful for the precious family and friends in my life, for my work, for my music and video making hobbies, and the ability to appreciate these. I'm also thankful to have this forum, and everyone here, to share daily thoughts and doings. Peace, folks! πŸ™‚ Ted
  14. Tweety

    Thanksgiving Thursday November 26th 2020

    Happy Thanksgiving! Joe, hope you have a nice day off. Ted, hope your shift director shift went well. BC, I'm just using plain old cheap brown/green lentils. The recipe calls for the more green fancy French le puy lentils, but I can't be bothered. Your fiancΓ©'s daughter's behavior is all experts nightmare...an asymptomatic person spreading it around at holiday gatherings and them spreading it around. At least she nows her status. J22, hope you had a good work day even if you got the assignment you didn't want. Stars, you're wise to avoid political discussions. When I come across people of different political persuasions it's tough to not comment but I usually don't offer an opinion. Thankfully my friends and family are all like minded but for my 87 year old father who is at least socially liberal and believes in masks. Herring that man's behavior is deplorable. I sometimes am taken aback by the amount of anger people hold about masks and other restrictions. I'm so laid back and such a go-with-the-flow kind of person that kind of anger is foreign to me. Amo, hope that Elmer complications aren't too severe for you. Congrats on finishing 7! I'm pretty much ready for Thanksgiving just have to make a quick salad dressing. I made the lentil shepherd's pie and I think it turned out okay, made some enchiladas using Impossible vegan burger and forgot to add the black beans, but think it will be fine, a ceviche that uses hearts of palm instead of fish, a Mediterranean salad (with chickpeas, artichokes, sun dried tomatoes and stuff), and some roasted butternut squash and Brussels sprouts that will be mixed and tossed with some pickled onions. BF is making green beans and two desserts, and sister is bringing salad. Not traditional fare, but that's how we're rolling this year. Going to be a gorgeous sunny day near 80.
  15. Happy Thanksgiving Was a fairly quiet day at work for me, was pleased that everything got done smoothly. And slept pretty good last night too Today is kind of an anticlimax by comparison, and a most unusual Thanksgiving Not doing much. Will go out hiking to a forest preserve near my cousin's place. It's been my habit to go for a hike there before heading to my cousin's for Thanksgiving. I figure that's one tradition I can do this year Will do a small amount of cooking, mostly just pasta, for the Thanksgiving meal. Wanted to keep it pretty simple this year Might watch A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, it's on Apple+ this year instead of ABC but apparently until tomorrow you can view it for free Talked with dad last night, he's doing fine. The caregiver is going to stay until Monday. He's also ordered a medical alert system J seems to be doing better, the pain from his dental procedure is decreasing Going to be cloudy and in the 40s today, though will be sunny the next 2 days. No rain expected until Sunday
  16. Tweety

    Winning...the economy under Trump

    Unemployment claims rise as the pandemic worsens. https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/11/25/938808537/unemployment-claims-jump-for-second-week-as-pandemic-rages?fbclid=IwAR3DxhZW2ERjV-c4bkrzjodEn6APOIoeem5PW-wLJhCGwyYI5eGfeg2bKfI
  17. amoLucia

    Wednesday November 25 2020

    Evening all. DAY 7 of radiation finished out of 25!!! Am tolerating things better altho the gurney still hurts my coccyx like h*ll! But as I've acclimated to my machine, Elmer (after Elmer Gantry with Burt Lancaster), things go faster. Still intermittent transportation problems. Am just very , VERY fatigued with all this tx. Some GI problems starting and I think immodium will become a new reg med. Am starting to adjust my diet. Stars (and others) - I keep a box of masks readily avail. And I have given a mask to someone who forgot. I realize now that with radiation, I am more immuno-vulnerable and also my environment has expanded exponentially with my travelling & going to the hosp for my tx. So with the increased risk now I'm now more aware. Sorry to y'all who are having folk turn up C+. Hope it works out for them. Learned a cousin was C+ a while back. Shame there are still folk out there who are sooooo radical in their political beliefs. Oh well, I don't talk politics & religion!!! Weather in mid-Atl expected to be rainy for T Day, all day. Gonna iss the annual parade. I like watching it on & off. Just the kid in me! If I don't stop back in, happy Thanksgiving Day to all and your families & others.
  18. herring_RN

    Wednesday November 25 2020

    Last week at the supermarket there was a long line to check out. Only two checkers, and one was for "15 Items or Less". Masks are required in our county. A man who had been polite while shopping with a list got in line a couple people behind me. As I finally stood on the 6 Foot marking for the next checker the other checker kept calling, "15 or less come to check stand 2". The man was right behind me when he lost his patience. He began cursing loudly complaining LOUDLY. I told him he could trade places with me and be next. He began stomping, threw his hat on the floor and calling me names. When he pulled off his mask and threw it and a six pack of beer on the floor I went outside. He was soon being escorted out by security. A boxer told me my groceries were being checked. The checker apologized and told us that four of the scheduled workers were sick. That man was yelling at an old lady (not me) screaming that people in California are "%$@*^# afraid of a hoax". Thankfully there was a breeze from the ventilation system, I was wearing a KN95 construction mask, and he was more than six feet behind me.
  19. No Stars In My Eyes

    Wednesday November 25 2020

    A gray, cool, cloudy afternoon here. I got up late-ish, conditioned my hair, gave myself a facial, and took a shower. I feel like a new person. Yes, BCg, because I saw your question about calling Cracker Barrel, I FINALLY did it, just after I read your post! Thank-you for reminding me so we can be assured of a meal we don't have to cook! A very rude, tough sounding employee told me that I had to place our order 45 minutes before I want to pick it up tomorrow, and hung up! Guess HER day is not going so "Q"-ly as she might like! Oh well! Maybe her Mama never told her there'd be days like this? I sure hope for the customer's sakes that she has tomorrow off! Weird AM convo twixt hubby and his ever-more confused momma. Today she has decided that where she has been sleeping for 14 years is certainly NOT HER bedroom. It used to be where she sewed, did laundry, and ironed; lots of yarn, and craft stuff in big, clear storage boxes... but NOT hers, she says. Also four LARGE boxes of romance paperback novels, which, she says, are also NOT hers. (She and FiL slept down in that room after he became too weak to manage the stairs up to the larger main bedroom.) Since she had her lunch, she gathered up her manicure tools, and went in there and has been in 'that' room, just laying on the bed (laying or lieing?)...POUTING. *Time has passed and it is now much later-- We were saved with an attitude change by an old friend of Nannie's from church, who came by and visited for an hour of so, and it helped Nannie forget she had been saying that she was "being kept prisoner" here. Unfortunately, my SiL visited Nannie with no mask yesterday, and the woman who came today, ALSO visited with no mask. 😳 I am marking these two days on the calendar and hoping that the incubation period for the virus sails right on by without having passed along any COVID symptoms. Their idea that COVID is not so serious scares the CRAP outta me!!!! This woman today was a 'wonderful' πŸ™„ gossiper, so Nannie ate it up; she also is a staunch (staunt?) far-far-right Republican, wearing a Trump ballcap and a T-shirt that said "Jesus is my Savior / Trump is my president". She and my hubby talked a lot about their political theories and what is "really" going on, etc, etc. I gotta say, I am cordial and polite, I listen ... but inside I am cringing and feel like I am a secret outsider, this kind of outsider being far "worse" to them than merely being a damn YANKEE! GAH! I am not about to argue anything with any of them over their politics, because I don't feel like getting into it. Geez! But at least I got hubby to stop referring to Biden as "your man". It is worrisome to hear all the horrible theories they all have about him and Harris and Pelosi. Sure, lots of people think they KNOW all the 'truth' about this stuff. I don't think we know, but there are suspicions of both sides, and each thinks they are right. But, heck, I just don't like the soapbox sermons they share, getting righteous and all. I especially keep my mouth shut over semantics, as they toss around words they seem to think are politically related, when, if you look in the dictionary some of those words are exact opposites. smh. Do you know, I don't even turn on the local or national news in the evening because hubby talks back (sneers at) the news-stories, (and also, Nannie freaks out from thinking that the weather storms and fires elsewhere are happening right around here.) All I can do is sort of dissociate from those mindsets and keep my thoughts to myself. Every night in my prayers I give it all to God and thank goodness I am not in charge or in control of any of it. I do my part, but the rest ... I keep my ideas and opinions close to my chest. Anything the slightest bit liberal is a threat; if I was the type to get high on MY horse, like they do, not agreeing with them would likely lead darn close to a divorce, and I'm not having that, because it would be stupid. I tell myself, "THIS TOO SHALL PASS!" Okay, I am tired of thinking about any of that and am going to set off in another direction in my brain. I hope you all are doing well and have a great Thanksgiving!
  20. BCgradnurse

    Wednesday November 25 2020

    Yes, fiance's DD has to quarantine, I think for 10 days. She's in an Air BNB room, and guess who is footing the bill for that? Fiance told her she needs to figure out a way to pay him back for that, even if it's $25 a month. He is paying half and her mother is paying half. DD doesn't have the money, but she needs to figure something out to get it. She skips through life expecting everyone to clean up after her, because her mother has always done so. That doesn't fly with me or fiance.
  21. BCgradnurse

    Wednesday November 25 2020

    Morning- Sunny and cool here, in the 40s. No snow in the immediate future, thank goodness. I did buy 2 pairs of snowshoes yesterday, as we will need to get outside this winter. Of course, that probably guarantees no snow for us, LOL. Fiance's DD tested positive for Covid. She is asymptomatic. She went to her college roommate's home in MN for Thanksgiving, and thought she should get tested first. Trouble is, she did not wait for her results before traveling. Now she has potentially exposed her friend's entire family. She often does not make good decisions, but this tops them all. We are all pretty upset with her. My cousin's DD also has Covid. She works in a research lab and her boss was the first one sick. She feels pretty lousy, but will hopefully be ok. Joe-Glad you slept well and I'm happy J is feeling better. Tweety-Lentil shepherd's pie sounds good. What color lentils do you use? I hope your dog gets a good checkup today. NSIME-I hope DH's daughter is able to go home. Did you get in touch with Cracker Barrel? J22-Hope DH is not too upset about the down scaled holidays. Amo-How are you feeling? Ted-Amy must feel like she's been sprung from prison! A drive to the grocery store can feel really good after being on home confinement! Herring-Fresh fruit salad sounds delicious. Hi Dianah! -Hope you are well. Take care all, and have a good day!
  22. Tweety

    Wednesday November 25 2020

    Good morning! Joe glad that J is improving. Ted, glad Amy is doing better. We've had curbside delivery for a while here and I see people using it more these days. I noticed the health food store now has it too. Then there's always home delivery. Sounds like a great way for Amy to do the shopping with her bumfooty. Stars, glad to hear your DIL is feeling better. Fevers and chemo aren't a very good combination at all. (Having a BM isn't a requirement for being discharged any more if you haven't had bowel or abdominal surgery) My sister is a hoarder. I first noticed it when she was collecting craft supplies for her grandchildren when she would babysit when they were little, and stuff she would sell on eBay. Now her thing is stuff that stores throw away. Her screened in porch and her car are packed with stuff. Granted, I've gotten some nice things like a vacuum, silverware, pots and. pans and soaps and stuff, but it's a bit out of hand because the supply is always there. Taking the girl dog to catch up on her vaccinations today. I asked them to get both dogs on the same schedule for checkups and vaccines and hopefully eventually they will. Need to keep up with them though in case they need boarding and because boy dog sees an ophthalmologist and they require up to date vaccines. Then going to do the big dishes for the "non-traditional International-style vegan Thanksgiving" that I'm having. The main course will be lentil shepard's pie and enchiladas. I made the enchilada sauce yesterday along with some mac and cheesish thing. I need to go back to the grocery store and get a couple of things. It was crowded yesterday but not in a bad way and they had plenty of cashiers. Another 8,500 new covid cases yesterday. The headline on the paper's website is that we're about to get out coldest weather since February next week when it won't even get out of the 60's and drop to near 40. I won't complain because when. it's this cold hear, it's brutal to you guys north of me. But today is going to be very nice and tomorrow is expected to be 83 degrees. Hope everyone has a great day.
  23. Tweety

    The President Joe Biden Thread

    I agree J22. Biden seemed to have a though process of "how to I get diversity that reflects America but mostly find qualified people with experience and expertise" as opposed to "how to I find the most offensive, most unqualified people".
  24. Joe NightingMale

    Wednesday November 25 2020

    Morning Slept better last night, no headache this time. Took some acetaminophen before bed, just to be safe Work was good despite being asked again to do extra work. Thankfully very few people answered the phone. I was even able to work ahead a bit and do some of today's work yesterday. Hoping for no extra work today After work exercised and had our virtual church dining out. Does not seem to attract as many as the in person ones did. I'm finding that Zoom doesn't work that great for me, as more people join I find the audio and video quality goes downhill Tonight should be fairly quiet, usual exercise and embroidery. Planning to stay in. Might get a few things ready for tomorrow J seems to be doing better, pain appears to be decreasing. Weather will continue to be rainy and in the 40s today though the next 3 days should feature no rain or snow Haven't really been much interested in the Peanuts holiday specials this year, but might watch the Thanksgiving one. Apparently even though it's now on Apple+ it's possible to view for free right around Thanksgiving
  25. No Stars In My Eyes

    TV - the good, bad and ugly

    Appropos to absolutely nothing : "Meeska, mooska, mouseketeer, mouse-cartoon-time now is here!" (seguey into cartoon...)
  26. No Stars In My Eyes

    Tuesday November 24 2020

    Good Evening! 🎳 Way to go, Team Tweety! Bet ya didn't know there's a bowling emoji on our many emoji choices! I'm finding a variety of NEW emojis lately, so I thought it an appropriate way to start off my post. / I lost all my vinyl albums when the temp went from 35 to 60 and all the snow melted into my lower level of apartment in Newburyport, Mass. Disappointing, as I had a few good'n's that can't be replaced. / I'm not sure of my areas #'s regarding COVID, except it seems to have begun to re-explode in places near us, but not too close. Doubling down on The Holy Three (yes, washing hands, wearing a mask, and keeping distance) I think that I read that as of 11/25/2020, at 5:30 PM (!) the State's "new" mask protocols will begin and you can get a ticket for not wearing one in any public area. Not sure of the fee, or if they'll keep track of chronic offenders. Can't (actually, I can) wait to read the Letters to the Editor over this one. Might be hard to "keep the law" on this one, but we'll see. 😲 Alas! I could find no suitable bumfooty emoji or even one that could stand-in (ayuk-yuk) as a reasonable facsimile thereof. Glad to hear that things are progressing well. Joe, Ooooh you keep posting the "S" word, and though I am no longer in New England or the Carolina Mountains, I find myself dreading coming winter, though it's said in some sources we are to have one of them-there 'warmer winters'. meh. All I can do is wait it out. It's not quite like when I blink and it is suddenly Saturday again, but maybe it'll be tolerable. Time really does seem to pass sometimes, more quickly the older one gets. My stepdgt is feeling better; still in hospital w/ and IV for potassium, and an antibiotic for a fever. Oh, and she also had a case of hives on her thighs and back and neck. She seemed to feel better when I saw her on my hubby's phone tonight. She says she thinks she may go home tomorrow, because she has had the requisite #1 Rule for discharge; that, we all know, being a BM. I am not sure if she'll be having that last chemo tx on this week or not. i'd hate to hear her she'd go through something similar again! AWFUL! I hate to say that pretty soon, Nannie's poor son will be tasked with the (thankless, to me) decorating Nannie's den and the front of the house with some of the MANY CLOSETSFUL of Christmas Decorations. To be fair, I've seen it when she has had it ALL set up w/HUGE tree bearing a gazillion very nicely done home-made decorations, and a whole entire village that wrapper around one end of the room...railroad, tunnels. skating pond,little town with chapel, carolers and animals and folks on a horse-drawn carriage, trees, a town w/ drugstore, grocery, drugstore. ien other words the whole shebang. It did look marvelous,but it made me think of...not the setting up, but the breaking down and wrapping for storing until next year's horror of redecorating again. If I was doing it for myself, it would be a whole lot. like WAAAAY lots less than Nannie's collection. She did have an eye for decorating and a knack to get it all together...but Oooooh, it would give me a nervous breakdown having to to it with her. Hubby gets aggravated wit her too, but says as he said last year, "This may be momma's last Christmas and since she loves it so much, I want to help her do things up. But I'm not going to be climbing any ladders!" (He has been forbidden by me! SHE WHO MUST BE OBEYED....well, not really. No one listens to nurses that are also relatives. j22, my sister is a hoarder too, though she doesn't admit to it, (SURPRISE!) because all this stuff she has is for the flea-markets that she and her husband do actually do, though not so many in the latest flea-market 'seasons' due to Covid and bad weather and not so many tourists./ I have GOT TO get those gifts wrapped and mailed up to Maine BEFORE the day after Thanksgiving rush of mailing stuff begins in earnest. I got the laundry done today. I've got to 'launder' mine-self tomorrow. Welp, It is coming up on midnight, so I think I'll go on upstairs with the Oz-man and go to bed. S'long til tomorry!
  27. herring_RN

    TV - the good, bad and ugly

    We met in 1987 at a Star Trek club. She was a college student and worked at a movie theater. I was working nights in CCU. The club had weekend meetings, "Away missions", and parties. Now it is a monthly newsletter and Zoom meetings.
  28. Tweety

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Trump Tweets. Should someone tell him that it's the American voter and the Electoral College that decides and they decided on Biden?
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