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Morning

Was a quieter day yesterday.  Choir and church in the morning.  J and I skipped the theater's brunch as they had some special and very expensive Halloween event instead.  Came later and saw The Color Purple, was really good, best one we've seen there in a while.  Came home and exercised and relaxed 

Back to work today, now working fom home full time.

Almost done with the cross stitch, just have to attach the frame

Will be cooler in the coming days, rain might be an issue

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Good Morning -

Joe - Seems like you had a nice week-end. When finished, I hope you share photos of your cross-stitch project in its frame. Very cool! 🙂

Still with aching muscles after our Saturday hike in the woods. The photos came out nice, though. It's probably one of the last fall hikes we'll be taking this year. The leaves are almost all down already (from the recent high winds and rain), and it's getting cooler outside.

Amy and I are going to start working on our 2019 Holiday video for our friends and family. We had a nice time doing this last year. We're still in the "planning stage", deciding which songs to records and how to do the videography (silly, serious, a mixture of both??).

I'm working tonight, then I'm off the next couple of nights. Hopefully it won't rain Tuesday and Wednesday so that we can possibly squeeze in one more fall hike.

Hope all have a pleasant day today! 🙂

Ted

 

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Joe, I haven't seen the musical but the movie and book are favorites.  

Ted, the pictures look great and so do you guys.  

Stars, I cut my own hair once and it was a disaster as I didn't change the clippers when doing the top to something that wouldn't cut it as short as the sides and I made a mess of it.  It's quite a talent.

Having a quiet weekend.  I was in a real funky blue mood for several days and it seems to have lifted yesterday.  Not sure why depression descends on me like that sometimes out of nowhere but it does.  Anyway, feeling better now.

It's "clean the bathrooms Monday"...oh joy! Bowling tonight.

It's still quite warm here in the upper 80's.  Typically by this time in October cooler springlike weather has arrived but it's late this year.  I do notice on the 10-day cast cooler weather on the horizon.  I don't mind mid to upper 80's though, in fact it can stay this way all year and I'll be happy.

 

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With 90 mph winds the fires are closer. There are six red cross evacuation centers. UCLA cancelled classes and local TV showed a shelter with many UCLA student volunteers. Each shelter supervisor is a Red Cross RN.

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Nice sunny day, 77 degrees.

Last night we watched a grey fox walk along the bushy edges of the yard; then later, a "spike-deer", a young male we appropriately named 'Spike', came up closer, about 20 feet from the house to eat acorns. He was like a slow, acorn vacuum-cleaner. He was sooooo alert to everything that after he ate one acorn he had to stop and check out the area before he'd eat another. If we could get a herd here to chow down on them every night, poor Ozzie could walk the yard without stepping on acorns every step. He hates walking on acorns even worse than he hates walking on grass.

There are times closer together now when Nannie makes less sense than usual...She will start a sentence with 3-4 words about one subject, pause, continue the sentence with another several words that have nothing to do with the first part, and she continues that way until you have a sentence composed of about 16 to 20 words, but including 4 different subjects, people's names, and events or houses, none of which are connected in any way at all. Sometimes she is aware of her decreasing brain capacity, except she calls it 'forgetting'...doesn't realize that things are being erased a bit, or a clump, at a time. Hubby was talking to a man at the hardware store who said his mother got to the point (later on, after the point WE are at right now) where she quit trying to talk at all. Hubby wondered when THAT might occur with Nannie. No way of knowing, until the words stop coming out of her mouth, I guess. OH WELL!

Leftovers for supper! May be back later, as I think I may have something else to tell; but when haven't I had something else to tell? Rarely! 😉  

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Evening all! Or afternoon for you westerners.

Joe, I had no idea you did embroidery work. Please post a pic when you're done.

Ted, this is the season I start walking 🤣. I swear so many years in an OR environment decreased my ability to tolerate temps over 68-70 even more. Hope the muscles are better tomorrow.

Tweety, hope there's lots of strikes/spares in your evening (look! I know a little bowling terminology!)

Herring, stay safe out there.

Stars, it truly is heartbreaking to watch a loved one decline, isn't it? Hang in there.

Today was day one of hopefully a very long string without soda. I'm not a coffee or tea drinker, so that was my source of caffeine. I tried quitting before, and that didn't last too long. Definitely ate healthier today too, so we'll see if that holds up as well. Considering some of the disease risk factors that I can't change (thanks, genetics!), I definitely need to work on the ones I can change. Amazing how much a reality check/shock can influence your outlook and determination.

It's been 2 weeks without Mom, and I think I'm handling things better most of the time. I miss those just before bedtime calls to talk about our days, but now my dad calls every few days (much shorter call, but still much better than nothing). Finding out that there were things she's been hiding from us kids for a while- apparently back in July she asked the oncologist if it was weeks, months, or years left- he flat out said "Definitely not years" so I guess the dominoes would have fallen fairly quickly sepsis or not.

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Tweety, I have been feeling down a lot lately, but having a sunny day definitely brings me up. I am sure your bathroom(s) are gleaming by now. I really hate cleaning, but I love the results. I've been vacuuming, and dusting, and decluttering. I went for a walk/jog this morning outside, instead of the treadmill. My calves keep cramping about 15 in, hopefully this goes away soon. I'm planning on making meatloaf for dinner. I sort of make up the recipe each time, just adding what ever is on hand and sounds interesting. 

Rose, a big hug to you. Yes, I've been trying to eat better and get more exercise. Heart disease runs in my father's side, cancer in Mom's. I plan to be around to see my grandkids grow up! 

I did not know deer ate acorns. Shell and all? Ouch! I saw a buck and doe crossing the street about 2 weeks ago. He was spiky too. 

Joe, good on you for finishing your piece. I too enjoyed the Color Purple book, but never saw the movie. I watched this clip from Broadway https://www.bing.com/videos/search?view=detail&mid=E2A10936016BC6893784E2A10936016BC6893784&shtp=GetUrl&shid=2d2a8b72-d75e-4819-a589-6e416ee2c9d2&shtk=Tm93IG9uIEJyb2Fkd2F5IHwgVEhFIENPTE9SIFBVUlBMRSBvbiBCcm9hZHdheQ%3D%3D&shdk=T3NjYXLCriwgR29sZGVuIEdsb2Jlwq4gYW5kIEdyYW1tecKuIHdpbm5lciBKZW5uaWZlciBIdWRzb24gKERyZWFtZ2lybHMpIGhhcyBkYXp6bGVkIHRoZSB3b3JsZCB3aXRoIGhlciBtYXRjaGxlc3MgdGFsZW50LiBUaGlzIGZhbGwsIHNoZSBtYWtlcyBoZXIgbG9uZy1hd2FpdGVkIEJyb2Fkd2F5IGRlYnV0IGFzIHRoZSBzdWx0cnkgU2h1ZyBBdmVyeSBpbiB0aGUgam95b3VzIGFuZCB0cml1bXBoYW50IG11c2ljYWwgVEhFIENPTE9SIFBVUlBMRS4gVGhpcyB1bmZvcmdldHRhYmxlIGFuZCBpbnRlbnNlbHkgbW92aW5nIG5ldyBwcm9kdWN0aW9uIG1lc21lcml6ZWQgYXVkaWVuY2VzIHdoZW4gaXQgLi4u&shhk=Dl64WSlweeD0MfmH6pn54gXVxchrOJFN8AJiOOo7i7Y%3D&form=VDSHOT&shth=OSH.7QrA6EapvAGwVlFpBNAhSA

It looks good! 

Herring, that is scary about the fires. I heard that shelters in Petaluma ran out of room and people were sleeping in their cars. I hope you are well away from any fires. 

Ted, my friend is naproxen lately, for sore knees and wrists. It lasts longer, and gets me through the night. 

 

 

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Prayers that all the fires will be out soon.  Thanks to the tenacious firefighters. 

Hugs to you, Rose.  One day at a time.

No Stars, cannot even imagine cutting or trimming my own hair!  Kudos to you!  Hope Nannie has a quiet evening.  Pats to Ozzie.

We had a really nice time doing music at the apple ranch yesterday.  Met some nice folks.  Kids danced to the music, which always warms our hearts and boosts the mood. 🙂  After the music we had a nice early dinner and a chat together, the band did. 

We are kind of resting up today.  I did go to work, and then stopped by the Mail Choice, to mail a couple of CDs out.  Stopped by the grocery store for a few items.  Dh and I just finished eating leftovers and watching a Father Brown episode.  Dh is now playing his mando.

This Sunday is Dapper Day at Disneyland, and we are planning to go.  I need to wash a few things in preparation, so better get to it.  Also need to practice the songs we are doing for the CD project for our friend.  Our next practice with her is Nov. 9.

Ted, I love to read about your hikes and see the photos!  Thank you for thinking of us!

Have a good evening!

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Great photos, Ted: I sigh when I see your photos of New England!  I enjoyed living there, I think many parts of it are so beautiful, but a lot has changed in the who-knows-how-many-years since I have been up there...maybe around 10-12 years ago?  And the EXPENSE...OY! Costs and prices must've quadrupled since I lived there; I moved South in Dec.1976. But New England was where I was born and raised, and lived until I was 27. Anyway, I swoon nostalgic for the days I enjoyed my own, old  'stomping grounds' when I see your pix.

Tweety, I will give you a GREAT haircut for nada $, if we ever meet. 😉  

Uh, j22, you DO know deer have teeth, doncha? They like dried corn kernels, too. Crunch-crunch! 🙂

Rose, I know you've lost your mother so recently, and I don't know but that this response may seem cold, but it doesn't hurt me to see my MiL declining. I came here because I love my husband, and he is being a good son to his mother who has a great long history of using her being born crippled and being totally spoiled child to get her way, and a VERY difficult woman prior to her dementia diagnosis. I admire hubby for honoring his promise to his dad when his dad was dying, to take care of his momma. Since I am a retired nurse who has done TONS of private duty cases with MANY patients with various forms of dementia, it's like brushing my teeth (natural) to take care of an old woman. I even do unexpected nice things for her that make her life easier and make her happy sometimes. I can always get her laughing at bedtime....things I've done for all my other patients over the years. But when she passes, the only sorrow I might feel will be for hubby.

Ted and dianah, your activities would wear me out! But, I would like to get out and meet some folks of like-mind here. Right now planning time for each of us to escape is time-sensitive to the chores and errands and the keep-a-close-eye-on, and the never-ending-care needs. I'm not much of a group person, but I guess that is where and how I should begin.

Maybe I'm a bit too happy as a loner, like Greta Garbo..."I just vant to be left alone."  I am not 'of' this area, and have a feeling of being VERY unlike others here; so I find myself wanting to observe but not participate. In my life so far, I often have started something , but dropped it after the first or second time I go. I am just so "meh" about it all. Maybe some organic, naturally occurring connection(s) will occur and a friendship will develop. Who knows. Actually I am quite content by myself. But I read how that it is not such a healthy thing for older people to do...the dreaded self-isolation. 

Dammit, it's almost 3 AM, I have GOT to get to bed! See yez tamale!

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