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Photos and More / Re: Photos Old and New
« on: Today at 10:12:19 AM »
What a beautiful rose, Sato!  Thank you for posting the picture.  Does it have a name?

Sue

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: Today at 10:10:35 AM »
Good morning, Sharon and Every Buddy looking in.  I've read the paper, dressed for church, and am waiting for Olyne to pick me up about 9:30.   I don't have to co-teach the 3-5 grades SS class anymore, so I enjoy going back to my own class.

We had lots more rain yesterday.  It made raking up leaves more difficult.  I put several trugs of leaves down in the pile at the end of my lot, but have much more to rake up if I want to keep my yard presentable.

Sharon, I'm glad you've heard from Scottie and his wife.  I've learned that young men who tend to be somewhat detached from parents/grandparents when in their late teens eventually come around.  It was nice that he sent the flowers and is probably an attempt to develop a better relationship.  I'll bet his wife had a hand in that, too!

It's chilly here this morning, but no frost that I could see when I stumbled out of bed at 7:00.  The sun is shining and hopefully will dry up some of the wetness that we've had following the hurricane down at the coast.

Have a nice day, Every Buddy.
Sue

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Photos and More / Re: Photo Slide Shows and Home Videos
« on: Yesterday at 11:00:21 AM »
It's dark and dreary here this morning in Auburn, Alabama.  It rained heavily during the night and I have MANY leaves down that will be harder to rake up today as I have lots of large oaks in my front and back yards.  I'll get a few done, but football games will be coming on in a couple of hours, I'll probably come inside to watch the games!

Sue

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: Yesterday at 10:48:07 AM »
Good morning, Buddies.  I've had breakfast and folded some laundry I had left in the dryer overnight.  I'm still not dressed and would like to get out back to take care of some more of the many downed leaves, but it's very wet out there and may rain again.  I'll just get dressed and probably rake up one more trug of leaves, but that won't clear up the back yard.

Jane, I had a Shingles shot sometime around 2001--Bob had a repeat of his cancer about then and although he had a Shingles shot, he got shingles and was miserable during the last 6 months of his life.  His immune system was shot, I think, and he was susceptible to almost every thing a person could get while having a recurrence of cancer.  We both had Shingles shots during his recurrence.  I'm going to call the Kroger Pharmacy today to see if they have the Shingrex shots.  If so, I will try to get one Monday a.m.  I'm planning to go to the gym with my next door neighbor on Monday and I think she'll take me by Kroger afterward.

Sharon, I had my annual exam with my ophthalmologist on Thursday a.m.  He had removed my cataracts--one eye one week and the second eye the next.  He had reservations to take his wife and 2 teenage daughters to Europe the following week and wanted to get all his cataract surgeries out of the way before leaving.  For a while I was also seeing an eye specialist in Montgomery because I have a strange spot on the back of my left retina, but my doctor here talked to me about it--he thinks and I believe he is right that I was born with that.  Every eye doctor who has examined my eyes has brought it to my attention.

Marilyn, thoughts and prayers for you and Keith continue here.  I hope the surgery goes well and his confusion clears up.  Bless you for your patience!

I'd planned to rake up more leaves outside today, but it poured rain during the night and my backyard is a mess of wet (and heavy) leaves.  I did get some cleaned up yesterday and will try to rake more to take down to the leaf pile out back, but might not get much done.  I'm thinking it may rain more today and sooner rather than later.

Have a nice day, Buddies--and may your football teams win!
Sue



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Leisure Activities / Re: Television Today
« on: Yesterday at 10:22:15 AM »
I was glad to watch "Singing in the Rain" again.  Today, however, is football, football, football!  Our Auburn Tigers are in a slump and not doing well, but I will watch most of the game which will start on ESPN at 11:00. 

Enjoy your Saturday activities, my friends!
Sue

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: October 19, 2018, 11:04:35 AM »
Good morning!  I've had breakfast, cleaned up the kitchen, have a load of laundry in the dryer, and am waiting for Tim to arrive for our usual trip to the library, Kroger, and lunch out.  It's cooler here today, supposed to be in the low 70's all day, so perhaps fall has arrived.

I've read all my last week's library books except for a lengthy anthology of short stories written by Louis L'Amour.  Bob, Bill, Tim, and Jon were all fans of L'Amour and I've started reading them now.  Pretty entertaining, although much different from my usual reading selections.

I'm going to ask the pharmacist about the Shingles shot--which kind he has, etc.  My good friend and physician in California recommends Shingrex which comes in 2 doses.  Have any of you had that?

Jane, I hope the farmers out there are able to harvest their crops without weather damage.  I'm afraid most of us don't appreciate farmers as much as we should!  We're having more rain than usual here and I'm sure it's been a problem for some farmers, although others are happy to get it.  I guess it depends on the crop.

Mary, I was disappointed in the cards I had, but it was a fun day anyway.  I enjoyed my lunch and my friends, so that's a plus.  Woo Hoo to you for getting good hands and having fun playing them. 

Marilyn, it sounds like the hernia surgery/whatever it is could help Keith, so I hope it works out soon.  I know it must be worrisome for you.  Keep your chin up!  Prayers for healing are coming your way.  Keep up posted.

Have a nice day, Every Buddy.
Sue

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Leisure Activities / Re: Television Today
« on: October 19, 2018, 10:46:16 AM »
I had a delightful evening last night as TCM had another repeat of one of my favorite movies.  "Singin' in the Rain" is one of my favorite feel good movies.  The nice girl gets the guy and the witchy starlet gets the shaft!  I love the music, the dancing, singing, etc.  What's not to like--except the yucky starlet! (who actually did a really good job of being a B***h!)

Sue

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: October 18, 2018, 05:48:39 PM »
A very late good afternoon, Buddies.  The volunteer picked me up in plenty of time for my ophthalmologist's appointment.  My eye exams went well and I'm good for another year unless something unusual pops up.

The volunteer and I got into a lengthy discussion about my family's life in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where we spent the last 4 years of Bob's Navy career and one more so that Tim could graduate from High School there before we moved back to Alabama.  Jon was still in Junior High at the time.  The volunteer had spent some time in that part of the western U.S. and enjoyed the climate--but he was never there in the winter when we had so VERY MUCH deep snow!  I'm glad we were talking because I was at the restaurant an hour and a half before the others arrived.  I didn't want to go home and try to call someone else to pick me up.  After he left, I still had almost an hour to wait.  Believe me, try not to fall!  Not being able to drive is the PITS!

I had so-so to YUCKY cards today, but enjoyed my lunch prior to playing bridge and I always enjoy this group of Gals for bridge.

Darlene, I'm sorry about the water damage you've had.  Have the waters receded enough to start repairs.  Thoughts and prayers going up from Auburn for you and your family.

It's almost time for the 5:00 news, so I'll sign off for today.  Have a nice evening, Every Buddy.
Sue

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: October 18, 2018, 09:28:52 AM »
Good morning, Every Buddy!  And a very Happy Birthday to you, Sharon!  Dare I ask "How many are you?"  Just kidding!  I hope you have a lovely day and that you hear from all your children, too.

I am dressed and ready to go to my annual visit with my Ophthalmologist this morning.  I'm expecting a volunteer driver to pick me up in about 45 minutes.  Then at 11:00 I'm meeting other bridge players at Chik'n Salad Chik for lunch and then we'll play bridge there after our lunch. 

I hope all are well and happy today.
Sue

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: October 17, 2018, 11:31:22 AM »
Good morning, Buddies.  I need to get dressed and do a few chores in the kitchen.  I do have my bed made but am just slow in getting started.  I have to admit I'm not much of a morning person, although I find myself waking up earlier these days.

I have a busy day tomorrow.  A "Village Friend" will pick me up about 8:45 to take me to my annual appointment with my ophthalmologist.  That hopefully will take no longer than an hour as I have a bridge date at 11:00 with my Thursday club at Chik'n Salad Chik.  This is a restaurant that specializes in chicken salad and has sandwiches, plates of chicken salad, and on and on.  I'm hoping my eye doctor has me out of his office in an hour.

I'll do a little more yard clean up this morning and probably read another library book this afternoon--or at least start reading one.

I hope you all have a good day!
Sue

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Leisure Activities / Re: Television Today
« on: October 17, 2018, 11:23:11 AM »
Vanilla-Jackie, my St. Albans is a 15,000 residential bedroom community about 12 miles southwest of Charleston, West Virginia.  It was named by one of the founding fathers who moved there from St. Albans, Vermont, in the early 1800's.  And I'm assuming the people there probably came from England first!

I was traveling in several Latin America countries in the late 80's.  I wore my SAHS (St. Albans High School) billed hat to keep the sun off my face.  One of the couples was from England.  She asked me if I'd graduated from St. Albans High School--and I had to explain to her that MY St. Albans was just a small town in West Virginia.  I think I dropped down her list of people she wanted to know!

I no longer am able to travel alone, so I guess I'll miss visiting the St. Albans in Hertfordshire.

Sue

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Homemaking, Food & Gardening / Re: What's For Dinner?
« on: October 17, 2018, 11:12:38 AM »
My grandmother and her friends often made apple butter in her back yard.  They used large cast iron kettles to cook the apples.  I don't remember how they did it, but we did enjoy lots of canned apple butter through the winter.  Do any of you have memories of this?

Sue

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: October 16, 2018, 09:56:27 AM »
Good morning, Buddies.  I've read the paper and started on some paper work I need to get out of the way today.  I'm still not dressed, but plan to get dressed shortly and start on the paper work.  I started a Nora Roberts novel yesterday (a new one to me from the library) but I've decided not to read it.  Just too much like every other Nora Roberts I've read over the years.  I have 3 more library books waiting and will start one after lunch.

We're supposed to have a sunny day with temps hitting 80* at least, so it'll be nice here.  Not much else going on here today.  I hope Every Buddy has a nice day.

Sue

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Leisure Activities / Re: Television Today
« on: October 16, 2018, 09:50:26 AM »
When I was a young girl in St. Albans, WVa, the Saturday matinee was geared toward children.  I had 2 younger sisters and for 10 cents each, I took them to the Saturday matinees.  We also had 15 cents extra to get an ice cream cone at the local pharmacy next door to the theater.  The cones there were 5 cents each and were very large scoops.  I'll never forget being kicked out of the theater with my youngest sister during the Pinocchio movie.  When Pinocchio was swallowed by the whale, she started to cry (in very loud wails) and the usher came to our seats and made me take her outside where we sat on the curb until the movie was over and our middle sister came out.  Then I took both of the sisters to the drug store for our ice cream.  Not a fun time for me!

Sue

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: October 15, 2018, 11:29:51 AM »
Good morning, Buddies.  It is cooler here and I already have a sweat shirt on with old slacks. I'll work in the yard again this morning, but I think I have most of the downed limbs at the curb.  My trash men should be here soon to pick up the piles I put down there after the storm here over the weekend.

I'm expecting Tim to come by briefly for his Monday a.m. "Mom" check.  We had a good trip to the library, Kroger, and out to lunch on Friday.  Kris went somewhere with her Mom, so she didn't eat with us Friday.  I need to call my ophthalmologist's office this morning as I've had a phone call from a Village Friend who called  and told me she'd pick me up on Wednesday, but I called the Ophthalmologists office and my appointment is at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday.  So now I have a request in for a driver on Thursday about 8:45. 

Tim has been here and pruned one of my large shrubs, cleaned the leaves and limbs off my roof, checked my meds, and we had time for a chat, too.  I'll see him again on Friday for the usual errands.

I have more limbs to tote down to the curb, but there is no hurry as the trash pick up has already been here this morning.  I'm going to be like "The Little Red Hen" and "do it myself!"

I have several loads of laundry to do this morning, so need to get into the laundry room and get started.  Have a nice day Every Buddy.  We're going to have high temps in the 80's today if it doesn't rain again.
 
Sue

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: October 14, 2018, 09:23:31 AM »
Good morning, Buddies.  I'm still in P.J.'s, but need to call a friend to see if she's going to Sunday School and if she can pick me up this morning.  My usual ride has her Grandson's family here--they were down from Huntsville for the football game yesterday--which AU lost!  Our football team is not clicking on all cylinders this year. 

If Ethel can't pick me up, I'll probably watch the Presbyterian Church in Montgomery on TV.  I don't have plans for this afternoon.  If Ethel does pick me up, I'll have to eat lunch at Burger King as she meets the other BK buddies there every Sunday. 

It's cooler here again this morning.  My furnace came on last night for a short while.  I guess the middle of October is not too early for the furnace.  I was surprised how cool it was, though, last night.

Jane, I looked in Tim's book about turning the furnace on and figured it out.  So I was warm enough last night.  It should be a little warmer here during the day, but not like it has been. 

Darlene, did you get any damage from last week's floods?  Those people in Florida lost so much last week when the Hurricane came ashore down there.  The destruction looked terrible on TV.  I hope you are OK.

I need to call Ethel to see if she can pick me up for SS and church this morning.  I'm not excited about eating lunch at BK, but will do it if that's the only way I can get to SS/church.

Have a nice day, Every Buddy.
Sue

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Photos and More / Re: Photo Slide Shows and Home Videos
« on: October 13, 2018, 11:22:52 AM »
I thought Perry Como was "the cat's meow"!  He was so handsome and sang such lovely ballads.  I think of all the singers of his time, he was the best.  Thanks, Jack, for posting the music and your photos to accompany it are lovely, too.

Sue

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: October 13, 2018, 11:01:30 AM »
Good morning, Buddies.  My house is chilly this morning.  I should have had Tim re-set my thermostat while he was here yesterday, but didn't think of it as it was comfortable yesterday.  Now is COLD!  I dug in my closet looking for heavier sweat shirts, but I haven't dressed yet and I'm needing to do that soon.

Mary, I lucked out with no major damage, just lots of limbs down which I've taken down to the curb for Monday pickup.  I have the feeling that our trash pick up will be late as everybody in town has the same downed limb problem that I have.  Also if I remember correctly Monday is Columbus Day this year and my trash collection will be put back until Tuesday.  I'm glad you're getting started with some  PT things you can do at home.

Jeanne, I'm glad you mentioned having your furnace checked.  I need to call my guy to come and turn mine on.  It's under my house and it's pretty damp under there now.  Tim crawled under there last week to check things out, but I need to call the furnace guy on Monday and hope he can come and get it on for me.

Sharon, I hope John had good cards and enjoyed his bridge cruise.  I'm wondering if the sea was choppy and scary on the way home. 

Marilyn, thanks for updating us on Keith.  It's good your friend Darci can come and stay with him when you go to church.  It sounds like the trip to the hospital has helped.

Jane, it's much cooler here this morning and although I'm not yet dressed for the day, I've located my heavier sweatshirts and plan to wear one this morning. 

I'll do a little more leaf/limb pick up this morning after I dress.  Ball games start here at 11:00, so I need to get moving.  Have a nice day, Every Buddy.

Sue

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: October 11, 2018, 10:39:50 PM »
We had torrential rains all day yesterday.  It finally stopped very early this morning.  I spent a good bit of time after breakfast dragging downed limbs down to the street for Monday's trash pick up.  I'm not finished as I had a friend coming by to take me to Kroger for my flu shot and then to Great Clips for a haircut (where I was scalped--sometimes the hairdresser (never the same one) gets scissors happy.  I know it will grow out to the length I want in a couple of weeks, but I feel like a newly shorn sheep!

It started pouring rain here yesterday about 3:00 and we were still playing bridge.  Everyone wanted to go home, so we just quit and they did.  I didn't get to give out the prize money--but no one wanted to wait to tote up the scores!  The rain continued through the night.  Lots of wind, too. 

Mary, I hope the PT evaluation and upcoming exercise program will help.  I did get outside about 8:30 this morning and drug lots of downed limbs down to the curb.  I'm still not finished and hope I can get the rest done tomorrow or Saturday morning.  Tim will come over tomorrow to take me to the library, Kroger, and out to lunch, so I won't get much done tomorrow.  Congratulations on getting your assets organized and earning Money!  We visited a financial specialist last year and updated my will and other items that needed to be taken care of. 

Jane, I'm glad your friends made it home safely, but I know they must be exhausted.  That is a LONG time to have to stay inside an airplane.  Hopefully they'll be able to rest up so that they can enjoy their anniversary celebration tomorrow night.  60 years is a great milestone for a marriage!

Sharon, I have to pull up some of the summer flowers in my flower beds ASAP.  An organization here in Auburn is having a big pansy sale down at the Rec Center near me and I'd like to get at least 2 flats of pansies to replace daisies and other plants that are giving up the ghost now that the nights are cooler.  So far we haven't had frost, but it won't be long now.  My flowering shrubs are all doing well, though, and will be OK most of the fall and winter if the temps stay moderate.

My arm is hurting from my flu shot, but it's bearable.  I always get shots in my left arm as I don't like to do anything on my right arm.  That's where I had the cancer removed and probably would be OK now, but a friend who'd had cancer in her right breast had so much swelling and pain in her right arm--especially after her cancer returned big time.

I'm glad to see that you gals didn't get all the rain/mud/etc. that we did here.  It'll take me several days of cleaning up the mess, especially in my back yard.

Sleep well, every Buddy.
Sue

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: October 10, 2018, 10:39:56 AM »
We're expecting rain today--and my Wednesday bridge club is playing here today.  Terri is driving Helen and I'll probably have to go out with an umbrella to get her into the house and bring her walker  inside.  We had a terrible time at Ruth's 2 weeks ago because there was a huge downpour when we were leaving her home.  Terri backed her car up to the small covered entry way and I pushed Helen in the walker to the car, helped her out of that and into the car.  We were all drenched by the time we were in the car.  When Terri takes Helen home, she can pull up into the covered driveway there and usually Helen's daytime helper comes outside to help her get inside. 

I've been busy getting ready for bridge.  I've put out cups for coffee and glasses for tea and water.  I move my coffee pot into the dining area because I have room for the glasses, ice bucket, sugar and cream, and a pitcher of cold tea, on the breakfront in that area.

I've showered and dressed and now did to dig up the prize money. ($1.00, 75cents, and one quarter!  We really play for big stakes here!

Have a nice day every Buddy.
Sue

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: October 08, 2018, 11:19:02 AM »
Good morning, Buddies.  I've had breakfast, cleaned up the kitchen, and have a large load of wash in the washing machine.  I need to do some paper work today and get my kitchen table cleaned up as I have bridge here on Wednesday.  I'm expecting Tim to come by to check on me as usual on Monday morning.

Not much else going on here today besides more leaf raking, the paper work, and the kitchen tidied.  I have a Church Circle meeting tomorrow morning and my ride will pick me up about 8:45.  Tomorrow is also election day with run-offs for mayor and other local offices.  Hopefully I can get home and walk down there to vote before it gets too hot.  On Wednesday, the bridge club will meet here, so I need to get my house in order, get out the card tables, cards, etc. but will do that sometime tomorrow afternoon.

Jane, I love both old movies and sports--but on the weekends, I stick with sports.  I like to keep up with the teams I like, but unfortunately our Auburn team has lost again!  And last week South Carolina lost to Kentucky--Kentucky never used to have much of a team, but they're hot this year.  I'm sorry about the flooding in your down town area.  It's tough on the business owners.

Mary, it sounds like you're going to have to take a few naps between outings today!  Gosh, I'd hate to have 5 appointments in one week.  Do you drive yourself or have transportation from your facility?  I hope the appointments go well.  Also hope you have some time to rest and relax at your facility.

Sharon, I've been unhappy with the Sunday School schedule (grade 3-5 all in one class) that I've been teaching.  I told the C.E. director yesterday that at the end of the quarter, I'd like to quit--and she said it was OK to quit now.  She has 2 teachers each Sunday and the "main" teacher does everything and there is no need for 2 teachers in the class.  If I were the "main" teacher, I'd do it differently and when I told her that, she immediately let me "retire"!  The class never has had more than 5 or 6 students when I've been there as a "helper" or even if I were the only teacher.  Good for you for sharing with another teacher!

Darlene, I wanted to get my flu shot on Friday while we were at Kroger, but there was a fairly long waiting list of people who also wanted a flu shot.  I'm going to try again on Thursday when I don't have bridge and will call a Seniors And Friends volunteer to take me down there--and I'd like to get a haircut, too, but that will depend on the wait time at the Great Clips next to Kroger.

Have a nice day, Every Buddy.
Sue

P.S. Jeanne, you were posting when I finished.  It sounds as if you're getting ready for winter with a furnace check up and porch roof fixed.  I still have my 2002 Toyota which Tim uses to drive me to Doctor's appointments and grocery trips.  I'm not going to get rid of it as it has less than 50,000 miles on it and the distance to Kroger and/or my appointments are fairly short.  When I bought it in 2002, I'd decided not to take many more long road trips with Alex and Nic as both were going to college soon.  I am going to the beach at Thanksgiving with Jon, Stacie, Alex and Nic.  Jon will come up here and we'll meet Stacie and the boys at a condo down there.


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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: October 06, 2018, 09:50:22 AM »
Good morning.  I'm still sitting here in my P.J.'s but plan to dress soon and rake some more leaves before it gets unbearably hot.  I think we'll get up into the  90's again today.  I'm planning on watching football games most of the afternoon.

I'd planned on getting my flu shot yesterday at Kroger, but there was a waiting line of 3 people to get flu shots and we decided not to wait.  I'll call the Senior Friends to hopefully get a ride to Kroger on Tuesday or Wednesday a.m. for the flu shot and hopefully a hair cut at the Great Clips place near Kroger.  I need to call my G.P. to see if I need another Shingles shot.

Tim took me to the library for books to read this up-coming week, then to Kroger, back home to put away the groceries, and to Niffer's restaurant where we met Kris for lunch.  After lunch I raked up 2 trugs of leaves and put them on my leaf pile down at the back of my lot and started on one of my library books which I finished before lights out about 11:30. 

Other than that, I am planning a football watching marathon.  It's just too hot to stay outside much after 10:00 a.m.

Have a nice day, Every Buddy.
Sue

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: October 05, 2018, 10:54:52 AM »
Good morning, Buddies.  I'm dressed in somewhat presentable shorts and T-shirt for a trip to Kroger where I hope to get a flu shot and ask about another Shingles shot.  Tim should be here shortly.  It's just too hot to wear long pants or a dress out to Kroger, library, and the place we like to eat lunch.

I've had breakfast and cleaned up the kitchen, read the morning paper and looked over my grocery list.  If the shade comes around in the back yard later this afternoon, I may rake up more oak leaves and take them down to the leaf pile in my back yard.  I'll have a new bag of library books, so will probably start reading one, too.

Jane, I hope you can stay dry when you stop at Ray's doctor appointment, Sam's club, and the bank.  We've had lots of rain, too, but not as much as you've had this summer.  Our afternoon temperature is still up in the mid 90's, too, so I try to get anything I want to do outside done by 10:00 a.m.

Alpiner, hopefully the place where you get your flu shot will have one available on your next trip to your pharmacy.

Mary, I think you and other residents would enjoy having an exercise class at your residence.  And it could certainly give you an opportunity to improve your balance which is important to we Seniors who are concerned about falling as we grow older.  Could you start a petition with your friends there?

Sharon, I need to check my driver's license.  I don't think I'll ever drive again--at least not until I can get this brace off my right leg--but it's a nice ID to have and is accepted everywhere in Alabama.  So far I haven't received notice that I'd need to take another driver's test.  I hope your eye doctor finds a solution for you.

Marilyn, you have my sympathy.  I hope Dr. Craig will be able to help you get the help you need with Keith.  Keith could be a danger to himself while wandering around your home and yard.  You're both in my thoughts and prayers.  Keep us posted.

I renewed my passport either last year or the year before, but haven't been able to travel anywhere since.  I think it's good for 6-8 years.  I keep it in my safe deposit box and haven't needed anything from it for a year or two, so don't really know.  I'd love to make another trip to Ireland, but doubt that will work out for me.  I have friends on The Isle of Mann and could probably see them if I could get back to Ireland.  We e-mail frequently but would love a visit. 

Tim just came in the kitchen door, so I'll shut off for now.

Sue


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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: October 04, 2018, 10:02:24 AM »
Good morning, Buddies.  I'm still not dressed, but do need to get out back to rake up some leaves.  I probably won't take them down to the leaf pile because I have bridge at 12:30 out at Merilin's house.  Bonney will pick me up sometime after 12:00.  I love my big oak trees but hate having to rake leaves and clean up the mess!

Sharon, good for you for getting to the fitness center.  I count my yard work as "fitness" so I don't try to get to the fitness center.  Since I'm still not driving and may never drive again, I will continue with the yard work at my own slow pace and hope that will take care of it.  I've lost a good bit of weight, am down to 121 pounds but fortunately most of my clothing still fits. 

Marilyn, I'm sorry that Keith's Alzheimer's is not severe enough for Hospice assistance.  I hope the surgery goes well and his condition improves.  You've had a "hard row to hoe" recently with your son's passing and Keith's situation.  At least Dr. Craig is around for advice and help.

Jane, we're expecting another day of low 90's temperatures.  I'm going outside shortly to rake up some leaves but won't stay out very long.  We usually have a frost by this time of year, but it's nothing but HOT, HOT, HOT here!

Mary, Tim comes by every Monday a.m. to see how my weekend went and always looks over any paperwork I have.  We keep a file of everything--and I don't file it until he looks at it.  He checks again on Friday.  I think I need to remind him that I need to send another payment to the IRS this month.  Yuck!

Have a nice day, Every Buddy.
Sue

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: October 03, 2018, 09:57:42 AM »
Good morning, Buddies.  I've had breakfast and am dressed for working in my yard, but am waiting for a Seniors & Friends volunteer to take me to the Recycle Center.  I have 3 large bags full of magazines and a trug of beer bottles which have all been sitting in my utility room for the past 2 years.  I'll be glad to get them out of here. 

Sharon, I need a haircut, too, but will let it go until early next week.  It's longer and messier than I like, but I can ignore it as I have the trip to the recycle center this morning and bridge again tomorrow at 12:30 and Friday a.m. Tim will be here early to take to the library and Kroger and home to put the groceries away and then out to lunch, hopefully with Kris. 

Welcome home, Jane!  I'm sorry the weather was bad the first day, but the second day sounds like fun and what fun to have yummy food to eat!  Is this a company that has frequent short cruises?  Enjoy your lunch out with your bridge friends and I hope you get great cards!

Mary, I'm happy to be going to the beach and hope we have nice weather.  I enjoy walking along the beach and just sitting on the porch of the condo and watching the swimmers, walkers, and the various boats and planes that fly along the beach.  I'll take a bathing suit, but will likely only swim in the pool at the condo.  I am also relieved that I don't have to buy another car.  My 2002 Toyota is in great shape and it's only driven once a week since my fall and doesn't have a lot of miles on it. When I bought it, I'd already decided this would be my last car.  We'd owned Toyotas since the 70's and they have been extremely reliable.

Alpiner, I hope you were able to nap yesterday and are feeling better this morning.  Coughing can be so exhausting and it seems as if it will never stop.  Try to take it easy today and I hope you can control the coughing.

Marilyn, good luck on getting things in order now that Keith is not able to take care of it.  It sounds like son Dr. Keith is supportive of you and will help out when he can.  Meanwhile, take care of yourself and try not to get overtired.

The volunteer will be here shortly, so I'll sign off now.  Have a nice day, Every Buddy.

Sue

P.S. Mary, I haven't been to the beach for 2 years.  We used to meet Tim, Kris, and Ard and Dave before he died and we stayed in a condo with Jon, Stacie, and Alex and Nic when they were not yet in school.  We haven't been down there since I fell 2 years ago.  Tim and Kris have decided not to go with us this year.









Mary, my favorite time to go to Gulf Shores is in the fall.  Fewer people and the beaches are not so crowded.  We haven't been since I fell 2 years ago and I've missed it.  I will call the Winn Dixie in Gulf Shores and order a turkey and Stacie cooks the side dishes, so we'll be feasting (and over eating) for the weekend of Thanksgiving.  Tim and Kris have decided not to join us this year as it's been almost a year since her Dad died and they will probably cook for her Mom at their home. 

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: October 02, 2018, 10:12:25 AM »
Good morning, Buddies.  It's going to be pretty hot again this afternoon, so I'm going outside shortly to clean up the leaves in the back yard.  I got most of the front yard cleaned up yesterday.  I try to finish any yardwork by at least 10:30, but may not get it all finished this morning.  I will probably have to make multiple trips down to the curb to take leaves down there.

Tim just arrived.  He's doing some work under my house--which I don't understand, but am thankful he knows what he's doing.  I think it has to do with erosion from all the rain we've had this summer.

I'll be back later to yack.  Have a nice morning, Every Buddy.
Sue

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: October 01, 2018, 10:12:42 AM »
Good morning, Buddies.  We had more rain yesterday and that means more weeds.  I haven't decided which flower bed to week first!  This is the wettest summer here since I moved to Auburn in 2004.  If my back yard dries off before noon, I'll probably try to mow it before it gets knee high.

Jeanne, thanks for the tip about the author, B.A. Paris.  I'll check my library to see if they have any of her books.  It's hard to understand that you are having such low temperatures as we are still in the mid-high 90's every afternoon.  I try to get any outside weeding done before noon every day.

Marilyn, you have a "tough row to hoe" as most Alabamians might say.  I pray that you can find the help Keith needs.  I am glad that Dr. Keith and his brothers seem to be supportive of you.  Take care of yourself.  Being under that kind of stress can lead to health problems for you.  Thoughts and prayers for you here.

Sharon, how was the film "Unbroken"?  I vaguely remember reading a book with that title or a similar one.  It was about a man during WWII I think.  I haven't been to a movie theater since I fell 2 years ago--mostly watch old films on TCM.  Are you getting rain from the hurricane?

Mary, you trip sounds like fun--but maybe pretty tiring?  I hope you're feeling rested now.  Stacie and Jon are planning a beach trip during the Thanksgiving weekend for them, Alex, Nic, and me.  Jon will drive up here and take me down to the beach.  I'll probably call the Winn Dixie in Gulf Shores and order a cooked turkey and Stacie and Jon will cook whatever else we'll eat.  Tim and Kris have other plans for Thanksgiving.

The AU game was delayed for more than 2 hours because of rain and wasn't broadcast on my usual station.  I watched the South Carolina/Kentucky game which was at Kentucky.  Carolina didn't play well and was routed by Kentucky big time.  The next day our local newspaper had the stats for the Auburn game which our team won.  They also reported that our team and the opponents sat in the locker rooms in wet uniforms for the 2 hours!  AU won, but it evidently wasn't a pretty game. 

A big Hello to Every Buddy looking in this morning.
Sue

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Leisure Activities / Re: Library Bookshelf
« on: October 01, 2018, 09:41:26 AM »
Good morning.  I am not driving now because of a bad fall I had 2 years ago.  However, I kept my 2010 Toyota Corolla and my son who lives near me uses it to take me to doctor's appointments, grocery store and library trips each week.  I only have about 50,000 miles on it and we're thinking it will last another 10 or more years at this rate.  This is my fifth Toyota and I must say they are very reliable.  We started out with Chevy's when we were first married (1958) as my uncle was a Chevy dealer, but had a real lemon back in the 70's and switched to Toyotas.  Some friends have suggested getting a new car, but since I'm not cleared to drive by myself, I'm just going to hang in with the one I have!

BTW, not being able to drive myself is the pits!
Sue

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: September 29, 2018, 10:21:39 AM »
Good morning, Alpiner and Every Buddy looking in this morning.  I've had breakfast and have chosen the football games I'll watch this afternoon.  I am going outside shortly to rake up some leaves to take down to the curb for Monday morning's pick up.  Other than that I'll read one of new library books we picked up yesterday.  I've already finished one last night.

Our Auburn Tigers are playing at home this afternoon and I'm hoping for a win.  I'll also watch some of the WVU game this morning and a few minutes of the Tennessee/Georgia game, but AU starts at 2:30 and I'll turn to that game and will probably go back to T/G at half-time. 

It's a beautiful sunny day here in Auburn and will probably be pretty hot during the game.  I'm glad I can watch it on TV and not be in the huge crowd stuffed into way a too small seat at the stadium!

Alpiner, I also watched some of the hearing and found it very upsetting.  I don't see how anything good will come out of this "she said/he said" testimony.  Too much acrimony on both sides!

Sharon, I hate to see anyone's "dirty laundry" being made so public--and it is a "she said/he said" matter.  I think, though, that Trump will have to withdraw the nomination.  The president doesn't like to lose, though, so we'll just have to wait for what happens next.

Have a nice day Every Buddy and may your team win today unless it's Southern Mississippi!
Sue

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Photos and More / Re: Photos Old and New
« on: September 28, 2018, 11:02:30 AM »
Jane, Emma is a precious child and so alert for her age.  I know you must be delighted with her!

Sue

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