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Good Morning! ¬†Happy Labor Day to those that are off today. ¬†One of my friends said it's the "official end of summer" but to me summer ends in October when it stops being 90 degrees every day. ¬†ūüėā

Bad news coming out of the Bahama's with Hurricane Dorian.  Such an agonizingly slow moving hurricane.  

Joe, sounds like a busy but good day.  Glad J's back is better.

BC, never heard of "hot apple cider donuts" but I bet I would be a fan.  I asked BF the next day if he was okay being out and he said there was no pain and he was good.  He is able to walk with crutches and his boot and partial weight bear.  Good to hear of people wanting to move here.  The only thing is that property is so expensive here these days, but maybe not so much to someone coming from your area but it's on the upswing.  That said the area offers a lot in the way of beaches, restaurants, theater, etc. and nature.  It doesn't have the horrible traffic of Tampa but is here all the big city amenities.  Not to mention no snow.  I love it here and will stay for retirement.

Stars, sorry to hear that DH's knee is acting up.  

amoLucia, didn't know TV shopping was still a thing as I don't have cable.  I never was into that and glad for it because I might have had a problem.  Amazon is my crack though.   I love YouTube and can spend a lot of time watching things going from one video to the next, "oh that one on the side looks good.....". 

Ted and Spidey's Mom need to check in.

Nothing going on for me today.  I mowed the back and most of the front yard before the battery ran out and will finish it up today.  It's also "clean the bathrooms Monday".  Yahoo!

 

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Morning Tweety

Not a particularly busy day yesterday.  Church then a choir meeting.  Had brunch with J.  Dropped in on the barbecue for a bit.  Rain held off.  Made a fair amount of progress on my cross stitch

Didn't hear anything new at the meeting.  Will probably be a few months before we get a new director.  Since next Sunday is our kick off Sunday we're going to do a piece we already know well and practice a bit before the service

Today very little to do.  A little bit of cooking (did the chopping yesterday).  Getting out for a hike this morning.  Nothing else planned really.  Weather is still nice, should stay under 80

 

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Morning-

I'm thinking of those in the path of Dorian.  That is one scary storm and peoples' lives will be devastated.

I am in deep denial that summer is over.  Technically, we still have a little less than 3 weeks left.  I was planning to go visit DD on the island on Friday, but we may have the remnants of Dorian by then.  I can't do a rough ferry ride, and there's nothing to do there in bad weather.  She'll be back on the 8th, anyway.  Today Fiance's DD is coming for brunch with her new boyfriend.  We haven't met him yet.  I made an overnight blueberry French toast thing last night which I'll pop in the oven later, and I'll make a veggie frittata.  There will be bacon, too.

The beach was nice yesterday. It was a little cool at times, but I still went swimming.  I'm hoping for 1-2 more beach days before all is said and done for the summer.

Tweety-Apple cider donuts are bites of heaven.  You boil down apple cider til it's syrupy and use it as the liquid in the batter.  Add lots of cinnamon and nutmeg, and you've got one of the only good things about Fall, IMHO.  I've made them at home, but then end up eating all of them.  I'm glad BF doesn't have any pain.

Joe-What design are you making with your cross stitch?  Is it a counted cross stitch or a printed design?

Have a good day, everyone!

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Hi, had the usual breakfast with youngest ds yesterday, but started feeling yuck again. Part of that is from listening to the news, I think, and poor sleep. I felt better later and made a new dish with farro, fresh tomatoes, onion, garlic and basil from our garden. Awoke to fog this am, which is typical for fall, sigh. Must get groceries today. Once the fog is gone and the grass dries, I will mow the back yard. I need to shorten some new pants and fix the sleeves on a new blouse. They have these tie things that drove me crazy after wearing, so I am going to trim them and add a button. 

I don't know what channel they are on, but I like to watch the old Western TV shows like Gunsmoke and the Rifleman. But Netflix is my crack. 

Take care. Hope anyone working is getting overtime pay!  

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3 hours ago, BCgradnurse said:

Morning-

I'm thinking of those in the path of Dorian.  That is one scary storm and peoples' lives will be devastated.

I am in deep denial that summer is over.  Technically, we still have a little less than 3 weeks left.  I was planning to go visit DD on the island on Friday, but we may have the remnants of Dorian by then.  I can't do a rough ferry ride, and there's nothing to do there in bad weather.  She'll be back on the 8th, anyway.  Today Fiance's DD is coming for brunch with her new boyfriend.  We haven't met him yet.  I made an overnight blueberry French toast thing last night which I'll pop in the oven later, and I'll make a veggie frittata.  There will be bacon, too.

The beach was nice yesterday. It was a little cool at times, but I still went swimming.  I'm hoping for 1-2 more beach days before all is said and done for the summer.

Tweety-Apple cider donuts are bites of heaven.  You boil down apple cider til it's syrupy and use it as the liquid in the batter.  Add lots of cinnamon and nutmeg, and you've got one of the only good things about Fall, IMHO.  I've made them at home, but then end up eating all of them.  I'm glad BF doesn't have any pain.

Joe-What design are you making with your cross stitch?  Is it a counted cross stitch or a printed design?

Have a good day, everyone!

It's a counted cross stitch, the design features a fox.  I would post a pic but I've had no luck with that

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Going to sister-in-law's for a BBQ. our "boys" AKA son and step-sons plan to cook chicken and ribs on the grill. Others are bringing salads and veggies. I chopped cabbage, onions, and carrots for slaw. 

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No laboring going on here today! Glad we don't have to be out on the roads; I saw on the news where I-77 is being used for evacuation, including the east-bound lanes. Of course, doncha know, they are (coff-coff) leaving an east-bound lane open for Jim Cantore and his buds (Weather-Channel folks who go stand out in the high winds and hard rainfall) who essentially do all the things that they tell us NONprofessional weather-people NOT to do.

Right now we are watching, yes, another Braves baseball game, it is half-over.

 At night, after 10 PM on Me-TV, we watch Johnny Carson's old shows (70's, 80's, 90's, with the hair-dos and fashions of those days.) But after that, I draw the line at watching Three's Company, so I switch over to Carol Burnett and Perry Mason. I LIKE to watch TMC, but lately they haven't been showing anything I want to watch.

Ozzie, now being King of the Household, has altered his habits a little; he gets a lot more attention. Pippy was always acting like she was the Alpha Dog, and Ozzie was laid back about it and let her. She was kind of jealous and pushy about having her way and always occupying her favorite places. Now, Ozzie goes from my lap to hubby's lap, each time being thoroughly scratched, rubbed and loved on. Sometimes he perches on the top step of the den into the kitchen where he can see almost everywhere. He naps out beside the front, glass door, being a watch dog if it is required. He takes me out for frequent walks, down to the back of the yard, and/or out to the end of the driveway, 6-to-8 times a day!!! There was a large dog two yards over with whom he enjoyed a barking contest with, and now he stops by the fence and looks over that way to see if the dog is out. He never used to like walking on grass, but he's adapting. I wish you could see him trotting along like a dog being walked around the arena in a dog-show; it's not just because he's my dog, but he has "perfect confirmation". But even though he is quite impressive, he would be freaked out by being in a dog-show due to the crowd, the noise, and other dogs. I've seen many other shih-tzu's , but Ozzie is the best looking, prettiest one I have EVER seen. 

The neighbors tall, shady pecan-tree, which was flourishing last year, died because just before the previous tenants moved out, they raked all the branches and fallen leaves to the base of the tree, and set fire to them....which killed the tree slap-plumb-deader-than-dead. It was sad to see all the dead branches when every other tree was blooming out this past spring. They drooped and were hanging near or on wires, some branches fell off; finally the new neighbors had to have the whole thing cut down...and I slept through the whole procedure! (When my right ear is on the pillow, I can't even hear the alarm-clock with my left ear!) Today they came to finish off with the stump. Ozzie enjoyed barking at them. Very peculiar to have that great open area instead of the shade.

Hope all are having a decent day! Nannie is finally going to her hairdresser to have her hair washed tomorrow afternoon. GADS, it needs it; it has been something like 6 weeks! But it isn't oily and hanging lank....she has used so much hairspray on it, it only looks longer, and not dirty. Weird. She has her appt so late in the afternoon that she can't get the perm she wants, she'll have to go back for that later in the week.

I have been contemplating having my hair cut/shaped into a long-ish pageboy , skimming at my collar bones and my shoulders. I saw a woman at WalMart a couple months ago who had that hairdo, which, it seems, is not a familiar cut with young hairdressers. Anyway, that woman told me where and who cut her hair, so if I do decide to have it done, I have confidence that the hairdresser will do it right. I USED TO be able to cut and trim/shape my own hair in almost any 'do' I wanted. But I don't have two mirrors I can angle to get a good look at what I do in the back. Also, my nursing bandage shears with the angle of the blades just-so, was perfect for self-hair-cutting. Now I can't get the back right, due to my wrists and shoulders being a bit hampered, so I have to go to a professional, but it has to be someone who KNOWS what they are doing. No decision made yet, though.

Enough blah-de-blah for now. Hope everyone's day is going well...

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Flintstone Alert!  Flintstone Alert!  Flintstone Alert!

Gave wrong info yesterday. Flintstones will be starting on 9/30. I didn't catch that part of their commercial/ad. I was just so tickled that it was rerunning again!

In case anyone else noticed on the news, they are doing emergency evacs of Florida coastal hospitals and NURSING HOMES!!!!!!!

Shame it took a couple deaths to get them to sit up and take notice! Of course, now they want to look pro-active!

nurseJ - I don't have Netflix, so  get my oldies fix on the other channels. But not westerns!!! And I actually dislike Rifleman & Gunsmoke.

And to all - officially my calendar for the end of summer/start of autumn occurs AFTER 9/21 or so. Here is mid-jersey, there's always a late burst of Indian Summer about that time when the heat goes up. Then it starts to cool down slowly.

Tweety - I am AFRAID of Amazon. I think I border on some OCD shopping. My sisters have some twinges and my Mom and her siblings all had various 'collections'. I need to do some research, but I think this may be genetic. I've 'cold-turkeyed' QVC for buying, but I do still watch.

I scroll thru Amazon - I am fascinated by the variety of all the minutiae items they carry. If I were shipwrecked on a desert island, I'd be a happy camper if I could just keep on scrolling thru Amazon! I won't open an acct because of my shopping-ism. Also I'd have to learn how to e-mail - Amazon doesn't do any telephone shopping like catalogs do (I called to find out!).

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I can hear the sounds in my head, of Fred running flatfooted and taking off in his car and later coming to a screeching halt with his feet.

I don't care for Rifleman, either, but I confess to having had a crush on Johnny Crawford, back in the day. I even had an LP he made; nice voice, nice songs, mostly ballads.

I do like Westerns; even 'bad' Westerns are interesting for other reasons. I learned, when working with a PD patient who watched a LOT of the same Westerns repeatedly. I started looking at the backgrounds, the room's decor, the clothing, the hairdos...it was an aspect of film I'd previously accepted as just part of the whole, as intended, a background.

Tonight they showed Rod Serling's Twilight Zone, which they alternate with some of the newer ones, which I find...not quite as eerie as Rod's stuff. I am watching Alfred Hitchcock, and it's going from late to early-hours-of-the-morning, so I may leave ol' Alfred in the lurch. Speaking of Lurch, I kinda liked him, too!¬†ūüėä

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