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Title: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Pat on March 29, 2016, 01:17:18 pm
Jane will be here soon I'm sure. She will get you all started.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on March 29, 2016, 01:19:32 pm
Hello everyone, I am hoping to see some posts in this forum pretty soon as for me my cold is slightly improved, at least it doesn't hurt when I cough now but I am still blowing a lot out of my sinuses.

Today is signing day for the closing on Keith's office, His ex  has to be there to sign as well so she can claim her &21,107. that was the difference between the property she got in the divorce and the property that Keith got. We had no idea that she had a claim  on the property if it sold. Couldn't find Keith's copy of the divorce papers so she brought over a copy of hers.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: dapphne on March 29, 2016, 01:39:16 pm
hugs to all
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on March 29, 2016, 02:03:06 pm
Well, we're finally back in - even if we do have to start over again.  Now if I could just remember the various discussions I was posting in.  Sighhhhh 

Marilyn, I hope the cold and the property things will all be over soon.  Hugs!

I went to the lawyer this morning to start the wind-down of the estate.  Let's hope it doesn't take too much longer.

Can't wait to hear from everybody again.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on March 29, 2016, 02:49:56 pm
Hi, Marilyn, Maryz, and Dapphne!

It's good to be back here and maybe starting over is a good thing.  Sometimes people get lost in a discussion with a lot of old posts.

Nice day here, I got my walk in, and will go to Yoga at 4:30. 

Post by: MaryPage on March 29, 2016, 03:09:04 pm
Good to be back with you.  Hope everyone is doing well.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Jaywalker on March 29, 2016, 04:01:42 pm
I'm here, too  :D  It surely is good to be among the newbies again.  I have registered and worked a bit on my profile ... now all I have to do is get the time right.  That'll be next.  Until then ............... I'll be back!

Just changed the time .... Yea!!!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on March 29, 2016, 04:07:33 pm
I hadn't thought about working on the profile - guess I'd better do that.  And now to figure out how to find the discussions I was posting in before.  That doesn't seem to be working the same way.  Be patient, Mary - change is hard! 
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on March 29, 2016, 04:17:19 pm
The other discussions may not be set up yet.  It appears everything is having to be done all over again, so it may take a day or two...or get all the discussions back that people want.

Title: Re: JANE & THE TIME
Post by: MaryPage on March 29, 2016, 04:39:45 pm
I want most particularly to thank you, Jane, for helping me get into Seniors & Friends today, stupid and bumbling though I have been, and for getting me into here.  You must be, as the others are, devoting your entire day to this, and to just say thanks seems so lame.

How DO you change the time?  And do I NEED to?  Completely in the dark on that one, as I have never even glanced at the time previously.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on March 29, 2016, 05:21:07 pm
I can't find where to change the time. Never mind I figured it out.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on March 29, 2016, 07:02:28 pm
Time....go to PROFILE/ Modify Profile/Look and Layout and click on Auto-Detect.  It'll put a number in the box which should set your time for your time zone.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: joyous on March 29, 2016, 07:53:41 pm
What can I say but THANKS, THANKS, THANKS to all you helped
(particularly Jane and Pat) get this poor BB who doesn't know
much about getting re-registered!!!!!!
I am SO glad and grateful for your help!
Post by: MaryPage on March 29, 2016, 07:55:18 pm
Hmmm.  I tried that, Jane, and I never found "Look and Layout".
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Pat on March 29, 2016, 07:57:21 pm
Ohhh, I'm so happy to see you all here and to see Jane at the helm once more!  Hope you are all spreading the word that we're open!  We've got enough room for newbies as well as oldies!

See you soon! :smitten:
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Oldiesmann on March 29, 2016, 07:57:50 pm
MaryPage: Click on "Profile" above. Once there, hover over "Modify Profile" and you'll see a "Look and Layout" option.
Post by: MaryPage on March 29, 2016, 08:25:01 pm
Thank you, Oldiesmann!  I did not know about that hovering business.  I am totally challenged in all this new technology.

Well, after all that, it looks to me as though the TIME setting for this forum is normally Eastern time, which is the time where I live, being that I live in Maryland.  So I don't have to do anything about the time.  Am I correct?
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Oldiesmann on March 29, 2016, 08:35:10 pm
Yes, you're correct. The default forum time is Eastern time so you don't need to do anything :)
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on March 29, 2016, 08:36:15 pm
Hurrah...Joy is here, and MaryPage has her time correct.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: joyous on March 29, 2016, 08:49:22 pm
Jane: I will NEVER be able thank you enoughfor seeing me through
"getting back on".  It was impossible for me (being so technically challenged) to figure it out although I did try (for
hours) to do so.
JOY (joyous)
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on March 30, 2016, 09:22:09 am
Glad to help, Joy.  We need all our gals here.   :smitten:
Post by: MaryPage on March 30, 2016, 09:23:39 am
Good morning, Dear Buddies!

I could not get in here earlier this morning.  Haven't a smidgeon of a clue what or where the glitch was.

Sunshine is pouring down.  Chip took me to Physical Therapy yesterday, and it almost took my breath away driving along past gorgeous white blooming pear trees in profusion, pink, pink cherry trees at their peak of beautiful, magnolias and forsythia and a pastel mist of lovely, lovely Springtime all around.  I felt we were in Fairyland!

Hope you are all thriving. 
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on March 30, 2016, 09:32:51 am
well I finally made it in...but dont know how to do a profile photo are the time..Darlene
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on March 30, 2016, 09:46:09 am
Hurrah....our Darlene is here!

For the profile photo...

Click on Profile
Forum Profile

The first item is where you put in the url where you have your photo stored [or upload it if on your computer, I guess.]
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: joyous on March 30, 2016, 10:11:21 am
GOOD MORNING, BUDDIES! So glad we can be together again.
Prediction for today, tomorrow, and maybe Friday is rain,
thunderstorms, etc. However, it is sunny right now.
Post by: MaryPage on March 30, 2016, 10:52:01 am
Me too, or if that is grammatically incorrect, I also.  Do not know how to get a picture in here.  I do not have a URL, which I think is a website, but I'm not sure.  Always have had help.  Like you, JOY, I don't think it is an urgent matter at present.  Just enough for us that this plane has wheels on the ground!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on March 30, 2016, 01:45:57 pm
Hello every buddy on this fine sunny morning almost noon from Oregon. I am still dealing with this cold. Keith has it too and we sound like we are barking when we cough. Constantly blowing the the old Schnoz as well. Sanitation Co delivered the garbage can and recycle bin to the house this morning and I  stopped the service at the office yesterday.

The Ex will be getting a check for 26 thousand when the buyer pays up she added 5,000 for interest on top of the 21 thousand.  I am so glad that is over, she is not a nice person even the daughter in laws say she is very difficult and that's putting it nicely. She is getting about ½ of what Keith will be getting. That really sucks!! However The good news  is that we will finally tie the knot probably the end of April or  the first part of May. I am having a ring my mother gave me repaired and have to wait on that The diamonds had to be ordered  and that high quality  takes time to put into the ring very carefully so they won't fall out again.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on March 30, 2016, 02:20:10 pm
Hi Gals, I'm here too!  Haven't tried to change the profile yet, but will eventually.

I'm still having back/walking problems. More injections scheduled for next Tues! Ugh.

Marilyn, I'm so glad the office sale is all finished and that you can set the date now.  I hope you both get over your colds or bronchitis quickly.

Mary, I hope the weather cooperates with your plans for the memorial service tree planting this weekend. It should give you all a bit of closure and comfort.

Mary Page, it is really beautiful here too. I love the spring, but then I love the fall too.

I'm so glad everyone is finding their way in.  Hi to all.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Jaywalker on March 30, 2016, 04:31:18 pm
Good afternoon ...  I am happy to see all y'all coming in and getting settled again.  Things are pretty much "same ol' same ol'" around my corner of the world.  I am enjoying a beautiful sunny day and "they" say there are more to come.   :thumbup:  The man who is supposed to take care of my yard hasn't been able to get here for quite a while because of the rain.  He said he'd be back when the weather permitted. 

The last time he was here, he pruned my apple tree and left a pile of branches that he said he'd come back and put out for pick up .... they're still piled outside my window as I type .... there is a lot of work awaiting him whenever he gets here ... and my neighbor told him when he finishes with my yard she has some work for him at her place.  We all enjoy the rain but it really makes the weeds, shrubs and grass pop up and need attention.   :o

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on March 30, 2016, 05:19:22 pm
Good to see Sharon and JaneW here!

Marilyn...good news on the office sale and getting beyond all of that.  I think I caught your cold! Bummer!

What a day this has been.  We went to Dbq for a doc appt for Ray.  We go back next week for a stress test and they did a heart thing in the office.  We left and stopped at a store for a sweatshirt for Ray.  He scraped his leg on a low shelf...and bled and bled all over everything.  I got him back to the clinic and to Acute Care...and 21 stitches later we were off to Olive Garden for lunch!  We go back Friday for a followup.  It's been raining on and off, and with this cold I woke up with, I'm beat!!

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on March 30, 2016, 06:52:50 pm
Good grief, jane - 21! stitches.  I hope the store is paying for the treatment for Ray.

Marilyn, I hope all continues to go well for you.  8^)  (The icons won't work for me with Windows Edge.)

Sharon, I hope your shots (epidurals?) works for you.  Pain is definitely NOT our friend.

It's good to see that so many have found the new site.  We haven't heard from Sue, Molly, Ginny Ann, Darlene - and several others.  I hope they get here soon.

For me, today was swimming, coffee, and my mani/pedi.  Would you believe a gel polish from (of all things) "Little Kitty"?  Makes me cringe, but I love the  polish - almost completely clear, but with sparkles.  Going crazy!  Tomorrow I have to go back to the optometrist.  I had my six-month checkup last week, and was told to call them right away if I had any flashes or floaters.  Well, I've had one floater since Monday, and decided I'd better call.  They want me to come in tomorrow - so it's back to the eye doctor I go.  Fingers crossed here.  If the clouds aren't too thick, the space station is supposed to be visible in our area today.  That's always fun to watch.  And then we're looking for the bad storm system to hit here tomorrow sometime.
Title: Re: DARLENE
Post by: MaryPage on March 30, 2016, 08:00:52 pm
Darlene is on board, Mary.  She made it in here today.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Sandy on March 30, 2016, 09:11:37 pm
Just checking in with my new name:
(used to be dapphne)

Have a great day,  everyone!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on March 30, 2016, 10:30:19 pm
Evening, Gals...

Hi, Sandy!

Sue emailed me she will get registered soon...she's been busy and is trying to get into her dentist for a broken molar., the store didn't get his name...and it wasn't their fault.  They did get to clean up all his blood since I was anxious to get him to acute care PDQ.

We're having thunderstorms tonight, and I think I'll sleep downstairs in a recliner so I can breathe. 

I'm glad we have nothing planned for today or most of Friday.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on March 31, 2016, 09:53:33 am
Lots of thunder and lightning last night.  I slept downstairs for a bit, then went up to the guest room bed.  Awake every couple of hours, so will be a slug today.

Working with Apple Support...and an American get his IPAD back and unlocked after a software update insists we put in a passcode that we chose not to set.  Bother!!

sneezing and stuffed up  jane
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on March 31, 2016, 11:21:11 am
Hi. Everyone. Glad most are able to sign in to the new site.  I'm tryin to get my font to change to bigger letters so it can be read easier. Jane sorry to hear of your hubbys accident.   Hi to all looking in. Darlene
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on March 31, 2016, 11:56:35 am
It's good to see every Buddy getting signed in to our new home.  Keith has gone over to the office to start loading up those plans, I have no idea where he plans to p;ut them. There are plans there from when his father was still alive probably 50 years worth of  architectural plans. he already has some of the furniture  spread arlound the family room and there isn't much room left there. Oh well we'll get it figured out. I just wish both of weren't sick.
Title: Re: MARILYN
Post by: MaryPage on March 31, 2016, 12:30:25 pm
I wish you weren't sick, too!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on March 31, 2016, 01:25:23 pm
Finely found where you were all hiding.  Looks like I am a Newbie again.  Need to find out how to put a new Avatar in along with putting a shortcut on my desktop.  I have instruction some place

Oh!  spell check not working here.Can't manage without that.

The Tech's did a good fast job setting us up again. Thanks
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on March 31, 2016, 01:36:57 pm
Just testing.  Other message didn't post. Darlene
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Jaywalker on March 31, 2016, 03:26:37 pm
Quote from: maryz on March 30, 2016, 06:52:50 pm
Good grief, jane - 21! stitches.  I hope the store is paying for the treatment for Ray.

Marilyn, I hope all continues to go well for you.  8^)  (The icons won't work for me with Windows Edge.)

MaryZ, I had a very frustrating time with the same issue when I installed Windows 10 (with Edge) but finally found out that, if I use a different browser, everything is good again.  I use IE to open the sites where I wish to use icons or make changes in text size or color. 

If you look up in the far right corner, you'll see something that looks like this: [... ] Click there and in the drop down menu  you'll see where it gives you the option to open with a different browser ... in my case it says "Open with Internet Explorer"
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on March 31, 2016, 03:40:05 pm
Darlene, yes, it did post.

Hi to all, glad we're almost all back here.

I just got back from the grocery. John is gone, so I had to bring it all in, so my back is killing me. I could hardly get everything put away. I sure hope the double whammy injections he's going to give me next week help. The others sure didn't.

Marilyn, could Keith donate all the old blueprints to the city? or the library? or the historical group?  Otherwise, maybe you should get him to rent a storage unit temporarily until he gets it all sorted out. Can you talk him into a garage sale?  It sounds like you're filled to the rafters there.

Jane & Marilyn, I hope you both get to feeling better.  Please don't cough in my direction.  ;) I don't need anything else.

The storm you got last night, Jane, is supposed to hit us tonight & tomorrow.  It's been overcast all day today, but warm. I'm so sorry to hear about Ray's accident.  Is he on coumadin?  The bleeding can be really scary when you are.

The landscapers came this morning and removed all of our pine straw from our perimeter beds and put in a wood mulch.  It looks so much better.  We will keep the pine straw in our back garden because it is cheaper though.  We had contracted for them to do this last fall and they're just now getting it done!

Jane W, just saw your post. I use google chrome rather than Edge. I can't get audio on the youtube videos on Edge either. I just ignore Edge.

Hi Jeanne, Sandy, Jane W, Mary, Mary Page, and whoever else I've missed.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on March 31, 2016, 04:42:48 pm
Sharon, I got a document carrier from Staples years ago to carry my art supplies.  Then it graduated (got demoted?) to a carrier for my groceries.  I took it to the car, put the sacks in (may take more than one trip), then pulled it into the house.  It's very light itself, and it pulls like a wheeled suitcase.  You might look for something like that, or a child's wagon.  I still use it occasionally for bringing things in from the store, but more for my weekly trip upstairs with the laundry.  LOL

JaneW, I still have IE on my laptop, but I forget to use it for just S&F and SeniorLearn.  I know I can use the emoticons there - I just never know I'm going to use one until I'm already into something on Edge.  LOL Thanks for reminding me, though.

We got some major rain most of today, but the sun is out now.  I think we're due to get another round of stuff later on.  I got to the optometrist this morning and got several retests (visual fields, picture taking, bright lights, etc.)  Fortunately, everything seems to be okay - no detached retina.  I do have to go back in six weeks for another round.  I'm just glad he's so thorough.  And I know what to watch for and when to call his cell as an emergency.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on March 31, 2016, 04:59:27 pm
Darlene...your first message today is #36.

To make the font bigger on your IPAD

Like Marilyn....feeling very miserable....think my face and ear will explode...yuck...messy, I'm sure  >:(

Tomorrow night's couples outing is canceled ...I don't want to give anybody else this nasty thing.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on March 31, 2016, 07:03:05 pm
Jane I can sympathize with you I can't smell anything and my ears are stopped up as well. I did take Freckles for two walks today, the  weather is so beautiful for however long it will alst before it rains again.

We do have a load of  stuff in the trunk of my car from the office. Some are Plans and some  other things. I hope we get them out pretty soon.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on April 01, 2016, 01:56:54 pm
Has anybody here ever dealt with a survey company called "GFK Custom Research, Knowledge Panel"?  I love doing surveys, and have done Nielsen ratings books before.  I just got a mailing from this company, and it has a definite web presence (site, etc.).  Just a little leery about signing up - although they're not asking for any personal (i.e., numbers, etc.) information.  Just checking.

We got almost 3.5" of rain yesterday, but nice today.  I hope it's still pretty tomorrow, as predicted, for our tree planting thing.

I got a massage this morning, and then got "front-ended" at a traffic light on the way home.  ARGGGHH!! I was behind a big Teen Challenge truck, and the driver decided to back up - right into me.  Fortunately, I was stopped, and he was barely moving, but it was a loud crunch, and looked like the hood buckled up.  The vehicles were driveable (of course, there wasn't a mark on the truck), so we moved into a nearby parking lot, called insurance companies, the police, and he called his employer.  I'll have to wait to see the police report, but I don't think there's any question that he was at fault.  And I don't seem to be hurt - although I may stiffen up later on.  I think/hope it's only cosmetic damage to the car.  I'm glad nobody was with me - they might not have learned any new words, but I'm sure they would have learned a few new combinations and phrases.

I hope everybody else is having a better day.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on April 01, 2016, 02:15:26 pm
Geez, Mary, not what you needed this morning, but glad nobody was hurt!

We've had a lot of rain, too, and temps in lower 40s.  I felt better this morning, so I went with Ray to the follow-up at Acute Care, and she was pleased.  Now we're home and in the family room with a fire and books to read.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on April 01, 2016, 02:56:46 pm
Mary one time I was stopped behind a car at the stop light and the car behind me slammed in to me making an accordion out of my car totaling it. However, It still made me responsible for the damage to the car in front of me, they said I rear ended that car even though I was   push forward by the car behind me. Just letting you  know not to be surprised if it is some how claimed to be your fault. My insurance got revoked because of that accident.

Still not getting  much better I am so surprised by the amount of stuff coming out of my sinus's, Keith is worse off than I am, he  kept me awake a lot during the night with his  inability to breathe and me checking to make sure he was alright and still breathing. We went through at least a dozen hankies,  I had to wash them this morning as there were no more clean ones.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on April 01, 2016, 04:48:04 pm
Yes.  It does seem that regardless if not your fault. If you hit from behind they say its you.
I had a small one last year at the pay booth at the hospital. This lady was in front paying. Started her car and moved a fraction then reached for something I went to move mine and tapped her back bumper.  She was O.K and I took her to get a estimate next morning. Security Offices saw it all. But next day her Son got involved saying that the little bump damaged his mother shoulder and would need medical treatment. So what a big thing this turned into.  I got onto my insurance. Asking the hospital what his mother was being treated for. She was 83 years old. Had joint problems.  Told my insurance that. they said for me to just leave it with them.  Turned out they got nothing other than a small amount to take the scratch off the bumper.   My insurance say that the are experienced in people trying to claim large amount . My premium never changed any.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on April 01, 2016, 04:49:04 pm
Hi everyone ..I was awaken this morning by rain and small hail. Thank goodness no damage..we can always use rain..aaHope everyone got signed back in ok...Darlene
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on April 01, 2016, 07:26:47 pm
Joy...the Modify is for you only to make a correction in your post, if you need to, etc.  it's there for a limited time.  The remove is for you only, too, on your own posts, if you decide for whatever reason to delete your post.  Nobody can modify your own posts or delete a post (except for Pat, the Administrator...and that's only for something pornogrphic or obscene or somebody selling something)

They've always been there, but you may gotten used to seeing them.

We under a wind advisory for winds in the 30+ range for all day tomorrow.  We went grocery shopping tonight, so no need to be out tomorrow.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on April 02, 2016, 09:14:21 am
Gusty Saturday morning here..the wind is really howling and it's in the 30s. 

I'll be inside watching the Final Four basketball and hoping this cold gets out of my ears and head.  Such a nuisance!

Hope your Saturday is warmer and less windy!

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on April 02, 2016, 03:34:58 pm
Today has been a beautiful day - not just because of the weather (although it's gorgeous, too).  All our wonderful daughters were here, plus grandchildren Sarah and Matt and fiancé Claire, and friends Vicki & Roger.  We shared in helping plant a tulip poplar in the Memorial Forest at the Sculpture Fields with some of John's ashes. I spread some around the base of the tree, and Matt finished the filling in with dirt and mulch. We were doing great until Kate started playing some Jimmy Buffett, which brought on some tears.  All in all, a perfect send off!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on April 02, 2016, 05:16:24 pm
Mary, I'm so glad you had a lovely day for John's memorial tree planting. Wonderful that so many of the family were able to come.  I'm sorry you had an accident yesterday.  So upsetting when it happens. I had someone rearend me when I was in HH. My car was only 3 months old too!! Grrr. Anyway, I'm glad you are okay.

Jane, it has been beautiful here but very gusty too. We got about a half inch of rain in the past 2 days. Need more than that.  Enjoy your games. With both Butler and IU out of it, I'm no longer interested, although UNC is big in the news in Charlotte area.

I wonder where Sue and Ginny are. I miss them.

Not much going on here. John seems to have a cold now too.  Brian's family got their new yellow lab puppy today. In the FB pics, the boys have ear to ear grins and looks so happy.  Their last dog, also a yellow lab, died of cancer about 8 yrs ago and they are just now getting another. Their life has been so up and down and round about with all of Brian's assignments and moves.

Hi to everyone.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on April 02, 2016, 06:47:06 pm
Hi everyone jusy checking in to read what all y'all been up to. I took Freckles on a visit this morning then to the dog park this afternoon.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on April 02, 2016, 08:50:40 pm
Hi, Gals...
I'm sleeping and sneezing and now watching the Final Four. VIllanova just demolished OK and now Syracuse and North Carolina are up.

Winds are finally dying down here...and it's to warm tomorrow when winds shift from NW to SW. 

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on April 02, 2016, 10:07:02 pm
Oregon State Beavers play UConn tomorrow
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on April 03, 2016, 11:36:11 am
Mary...what a loving memorial for your John!

We're in warming trend here...50s already..and we haven't seen that for days, and the high winds have blown on east. 

Like Marilyn, I'm still not smelling or tasting anything, not hearing well, and still sneezing.  :o. Luckily, the only thing we have on our schedule that's a must do is Ray's stress test on Tuesday.  We've tried to keep him for getting this cold, and so far it seems to be working.  Sure hope that continues, at least through Tuesday!

Have a blessed Sunday.

I hope GinnyAnn, Sue, and Molly find us here soon.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on April 03, 2016, 02:35:30 pm
I am surprised that Sue hasn't come in yet.  She is a daily writer.  Maybe problem with her computer.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on April 03, 2016, 02:47:01 pm
She had some dental problems to take care of and some other business, I believe.  I, too,  hope she and GinnyAnn, Diane,  and Molly will find us soon.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on April 03, 2016, 05:42:11 pm
Don't know how to fix it. Not seeing any new post. Just 1 and 2. Darlene
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on April 03, 2016, 05:43:24 pm
When I post. Goes to day 1??????Darlene
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Jaywalker on April 03, 2016, 06:21:53 pm
I already have that marked for viewing this evening..... I STILL miss Downton Abbey.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on April 03, 2016, 06:37:42 pm
Church was great this morning Pastor discussed the church at Laodicia. We've been going through the churches in Revelation.
I just got back from a walk with freckles, it sure looks like it is going to start raining again pretty soon. Supposed to rain today anyway,
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on April 03, 2016, 06:52:12 pm
Darlene...your posts are fine and right here on the page of new posts.

Use the "Show new replies to your posts ". At the top left to be taken to the first new post since you were here last.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Jaywalker on April 03, 2016, 08:05:48 pm
you can also change that in your profile, Darlene.... go to Modify Profile, then Look and Layout ... there is a place there to check your preferences.

I had a sweet surprise this afternoon.  I got a phone call from my granddaughter's number but when I answered it was my 4 year old great granddaughter wishing me a happy birthday.  When I said Thank you, Karmen, she responded with "You're so welcome"  good manners.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Molly on April 03, 2016, 08:51:34 pm
Hello Friends - I'm finally here and it sure is a pleasure to be able to join the group again.  Really missed not being able to access this site (and others I also enjoyed).

Mohamed called this afternoon to check in and let me know that he was in the process of preparing to move to his new apartment near his University in Egypt, replacing one of his tires on the older car he owns and enjoying his new Mitsubishi Lancer car.  Busy fellow as the semester soon ends and he'll be grading several hundred student papers.

My son ("Chaps") is preparing for his deployment to Korea next month for one year.  He'll be traveling alone as his wife just was granted a new job at the University where my Granddaughter is in her first year.  Lots of family prayers and a final decision for Chaps to complete this tour alone.  I'm sure the family will travel to visit with him there sometime later in the year.

I'm still dealing with intense head and eye pains first thing in the morning when I awake and later in the evening right before bed-time.  My Medical folks simply cannot determine what is causing those continued pains.  Sure restricts my activities and I especially miss attending Church.

Hope all have had a good weekend!

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on April 03, 2016, 09:33:37 pm
Molly, good to see you back.  I'm sure it'll be good for Mohamed to be closer to the University.  It'll be tough for all of his family to have Chaps gone for a year, but I know you'll deal with it.

Happy Birthday, JaneW!!!

Marilyn, it sounds like you're feeling better - always good news.

jane, and you, too.  Glad Ray didn't get "it".

Super quiet around here - just got my laundry done this morning.  And then a really good nap this afternoon.  Tough stuff.  Oh, well - Mondays are usually my busy day, so let's just say I'm resting up.  LOL

Hope your upcoming weeks are good ones, Buddies!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SCFSue on April 03, 2016, 10:46:15 pm
HI Buddies!  I'M BACK!  At last!  I finally got my password changed and was able to get in this evening.  The past several days have been busy with little things, but I'm hoping that is over.  I think I'll take a few days to find the other topics I visit.  I have to go to the dentist tomorrow afternoon (down in Union Springs) to have the broken tooth pulled.  I don't want him to fill it again as I don't think it will last.  He'd just filled it the last time I was down there.  It's the last molar on my left side and I don't think I'll miss it.  I'm just not up for another crown.  My kids should get my back teeth removed before they cremate me--I have a lot of fillings in molars with gold in them!

It sounds like everyone is doing well--and I'm glad to see so many of you here.  Tim and Kris are away somewhere for the weekend.  I've been visiting friends in the hospital.  Charlie's aunt Era Claire fell and broke an ankle and is in the rehab unit at the hospital.  My church/bridge friend Olyne, had knee surgery last Wednesday and was moved to the SNIF unit (which is primarily rehab on Saturday).  I'd visited her on Friday and she was hoping to move the next day.  Friend Terri is home after her stroke and 2 weeks in the SNIF unit.  I took her a couple of casseroles from the Village Cookery when she came home last week.  She called tonight to chat.  She won't be able to drive for a while, but will see Dr. Abrams, her primary care Physician early this next week.  Her daughter lives nearby and took her to Mass this weekend.

I had a bit of a problem getting back in here--just didn't have time to do it, but made time this evening.  I'm glad to see so many of you here.

I'll be busy in the morning and on the way to U.S. for the tooth removal and then back again sometime next week for my semi-annual cleaning. 

last night I attended the annual party of the Auburn Arts Association.  They had lots of yummy hors d'oevres (Sharon can correct my French) as well as tables for putting bids on items one might like to purchase.  I put bids on several items and actually got one of them--I left before they gave these out, but friends from church brought it to me this morning.  It is a canvas handbag, locally made, shoulder bag with a Dog applique, which I will give to Kris as it looks like something she might use.  If not Tim can probably sell it at one of his sales.

I spent most of yesterday giving my bedroom an intense cleaning.  It looks so neat and clean, I hardly recognize it.  My next project is cleaning the den where I spend most of my evenings to the same intense cleaning.  Hopefully I'll work up the energy to get it done probably Tuesday or Wednesday.

I'm so glad to see many of you back. 
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on April 03, 2016, 11:06:49 pm
Hooray!  Sue's made it back. 
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Jaywalker on April 04, 2016, 01:47:06 am
Thank you, MaryZ... I enjoyed my day quietly at home ... pizza and a bottle of wine and peace and quiet!
Title: Re: LOST A DAY
Post by: MaryPage on April 04, 2016, 11:03:49 am

When I went to bed Saturday night, my wifi was all working just fine.  When I got up Sunday morning, I could not get my email or go on line with either my PC or my iPad.  Suffered all day and into the night.  Chip, of course, was away for the weekend.  So he got home in the wee hours, and woke this morning to find he did not have wifi, either.  Guess what?  The modem died.  How it managed to do that in the middle of the night on a weekend with Chip not here, I have no idea.  Sometimes I really believe in Gremlins!

So Chip took the old modem to Comcast this morning and got a new one and all is fixed and here I am.  Fortunately, the local Comcast office is about 5 minutes from us.

Sue, I am sorry I was disabled and could not communicate with you to help you out with getting in here, but obviously you managed perfectly well without me.

The weather cannot quite make up its mind.  Nevertheless, coolish though it is at the moment, we have one of the most gorgeous and long lasting springs I have ever enjoyed going on outside.  We have a large cherry blossom tree (no cherries) just outside our front door, and it fills me with so much Joy.

Yes, I watched Call The Midwife last night.  Excellent, as always.  I loved Sister Monica Joan being one of the girls.  Judy Parfitt has always been such a great actress.

I also watched Grantchester on Masterpiece Mysteries.  That is a huge favorite of mine.  Not only is James Norton, who plays the Vicar of what is actually a real church in a real place, a hunk, but the stories are marvelous.  The author, James Runcie, is the son of a former Archbishop of Canterbury, so he knows the background well.  I have all of his Grantchester books, but of course they change the stories a lot for filming.

Love and hugs to all my dear Buddies from MaryPage
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Jeanne Lee on April 04, 2016, 11:30:00 am
I watched both Call the Midwife and Grantchester - and before them Home Fires.  I had an unusually extended TV night - and all on Public TV!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on April 04, 2016, 11:42:24 am
good morning Buddies,  I still have the cold, blowing a lot of junk out of my n osxe and coughing up a storm. My right ear is now involved a lot of the time. Then it will p;op and I can hear again. 

I am doing some laundry this morning not much as I did a couple of loads during the week. I have to take a package  for Gilbert to the post office this morning and stop at the health food store for mustard seeds (I make my own  spicy mustard) and a few other things. I did go to Grocery Outlet yesterday to get organic veggies.  I had a great conversation with forest last night it was his 16th birthday, they sure grow up fast don't they. He is Gilbert's son.

Well I better get bisy the sheets are ready to go in the dryer and the dog blankets to come out of the dryer. Busy busy.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: MaryPage on April 04, 2016, 12:17:58 pm
I contribute once a year to two of our three Public Television channels, and therefore get their free scheduling magazines monthly.  I sit down with these when they arrive, and mark up what I want to watch in the coming month.  Then I put them on both my WORD OFFICE calendar and on my day-by-day office type calendar. 

Tonight?  Tonight the only thing good is on only our WETA UK channel, IMHO.  That will be Midsomer Murders Series TEN at nine o'clock P.M.

But we have to take into account that every PBS channel is an entity separate from every other, excepting the offshoots these now have.  WETA UK is an offshoot of WETA.  WETA is our channel 26, while WETA UK is channel 265.  I tell you what, at my advanced age if I do not write it all down, I would miss most of the good stuff.

Our WMPT (Maryland Public Televison) also has some offshoots.  I watch a lot of MPT2, which runs a lot of the shows I have to miss for one reason or another.  It is channel number 268 here.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on April 04, 2016, 12:53:49 pm
Happy Belated Birthday, JaneW!

Welcome back, Molly and Sue!

I hope GinnyAnn and Diane can join us again soon.

Like Marilyn, I'm still battling this darn cold.

Ray is the TV watcher here, and he's a big PBS fan, and we, too, send $$ for Public Radio and Public TV. 

Taking life slow here, but need to tend to the laundry.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on April 04, 2016, 01:00:58 pm
I taped The Midwives and will watch it this evening. I watched a couple of Hallmark movies last night.  About the only thing on tonight is Antique Roadshow and some HGTV shows.

I finished my laundry yesterday. I've picked up doggy do in the yard this morning and also put on a pot of beans for a ham and bean soup for dinner.

I need to see if I can get Bunny brushed a bit without stressing her out.  I've called the groomer to see if she can trim her face and clip her toenails for me. Since she seems to be hanging in there and not getting any worse, I've decided she has to have a little maintenance even though she hates it.

No other plans today. I get my double whammy shot tomorrow.  Wish me luck.

Sue, glad to see you back in. Bummer on the tooth. I've never had any pulled except for wisdom teeth.  Not fun though.

Mary Page, isn't it Murphy's Law that if something goes on the fritz it is at the worst possible time!  Glad you're up and running again.

Jane & Marilyn, I hope you get over your colds soon. They sound miserable.

Hi to Jeanne, Joy, Darlene, Mary, Jane W, and whoever else I've missed.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Jaywalker on April 04, 2016, 04:18:44 pm
Thank you for the birthday wishes, jane ...
Post by: MaryPage on April 04, 2016, 05:18:27 pm
About Murphy's law, Sharon, I have always thought it was that if anything can go wrong, it will!

And all of my life has been ruled by that very law!

Do you get a daily newspaper?  I ask because if you do, and if it carries a health advice column called ASK DOCTOR K and written by Anthony L. Komaroff, M.D., today's column is all about epidural injections for Sciatica.  Funny, they did not so much as once refer to them that way when I went three times to one of those in and out surgical centers to have them.  They always, without fail, called them surgical procedures.  My guess would be that surgical procedures trump injections in the money earning department!

Cynic?  Who, me?  I'm looking around to see if you could possibly be speaking of someone else.

Doctor K's column appears on the same page in our newspaper every day, along with Ask Abby and Your Horoscope and the comics.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on April 04, 2016, 05:29:07 pm
All our Avitar seem to be coming in very Small.  wonder why.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Molly on April 04, 2016, 08:15:17 pm
JANE - Many thanks for your "Welcome Back."  When I talked with Mohamed today and explained that this site had undergone extensive renewal, he asked "do our Friends remember me?  Did they inquire about me?"  I really had to smile at those two questions.  My reply to him was "Thanks for asking about ME!  I'm fine."  He has been so enormously busy relocating from one long-time apartment to a brand new one that when he calls I know he has finished teaching University classes for the day and is taking a quick rest.

Thanks to all who contributed to setting up this site for all Friends to be able to use again.  I truly missed it and was delighted when it came back on the screen.  If the Ladies who re-set it for all of us were nearby, I'd be happy to share my Chocolate ice cream!

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SCFSue on April 04, 2016, 11:06:49 pm
Hi Buddies,  my trip to the dentist was not as bad as I feared.  He decided I shouldn't have the tooth pulled and managed to fill it.  To I guess that's a good thing.  I made an appointment for a cleaning/check up next week, so I'll have all that over for another 6 months.

This morning I ran errands, went to the bank, and picked up my rugs for my bedroom and den.  I took them to the Washateria on Saturday as they have big washers and dryers.  I was happy to get it done.  When I wash the 2 smaller ones at home, I need to do one at a time in the washing machine with a towel and my dryer just takes too long to dry them.  When the contractor renovated Anna's house after she moved, he took down her circular clothes line which I used whenever I washed something that needed fresh air drying.

I'm glad to be back.  Tomorrow morning I have a circle meeting down in the country, so I need to get to bed now.  I'm meeting other friends at the church.  We'll divvy up the driving and I'll probably take 2 or 3 with me.

Sleep well, Buddies.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on April 05, 2016, 09:30:16 am
Sue....glad you could skip having a tooth pulled.

I need to get going...stayed up to the end of the men's BB final last night.  Great game and I was glad to see Villanova win at the buzzer.  They hadn't won a title since 1985.  I like seeing other than the top 3 or 4 trade the title around and somebody else take it.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on April 05, 2016, 12:37:43 pm
My cleaning girl has been here this morningj. Almost done. I took Bunny to the groomer who will give her extra special attention, and I have my dr's appt at 2:00 for my shots.  Will pick Bunny up on the way home from that.

Mary Page, I don't have Dr K's column in the Charlotte Observer. I guess they didn't take his franchise.  I would have liked to read it though.  I did watch The Midwives last night. Realized later that the deformed baby must have been the result of Thalidimide. That was so very sad.

Sue, glad you didn't have to get an extraction.

Jane, John said the game last night was one of the best final NCAA games he had ever seen.  Lots of blue Tarheels around here though.

I have to go get some lunch.  Later.  Hi to all. Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on April 05, 2016, 03:04:49 pm
I have been to Coos bay Head start this morning with Freckles, This was the last school on our schedule.

I have a loaf of bread rising prior to baking, when I get it in the oven I will have 35 minutes to take Freckles for a walk.

The date is set for May 22, Gilbert and his family will be coming not sure about Keiths sons yet. One  responded and said he would try to take out that weekend so he and his family could be here. He is the one who is a Doctor.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on April 05, 2016, 03:48:35 pm
Hooray..Jane did what Mike said...seems to have  fixed it.....thanks a lot..Darlene
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SCFSue on April 05, 2016, 03:53:19 pm
Hi Buddies.  I worked at the office this morning as I couldn't get a sub.  Tuesday is staff meeting day for all the employees and someone must be there to take messages.  It's very difficult to find volunteers for Mon, Tues, and sometimes Wed as many of our senior citizen members are members of OLLI (Osher Life Long Learning--and I don't know what the I is for) and take classes on those mornings.  Seniors are almost all of our phone volunteers--some are wonderful.  I have 10 who come the same morning every month unless ill or out of town.  But that leaves at least 20+ who must be begged by phone!

It's much cooler here today but very sunny.  I didn't get a morning walk because of the office duty and some errands I had to finish.  I'm thinking of a little nap, so might not get one until after my supper about 5:00.  I like the time change as it stays light longer than it did.

I hope you're all having a really nice day.  Marilyn, HURRAY for setting the date.  I hope it's a wonderful weather day and that Keith's sons show up.  I know you are proud of Gilbert and his family for making plans to come.

Jane, I was happy that Villanova won, also.  It was a really good game and quite close with a fantastic finish!

Sharon, I hope the shots go well and that Bunny feels better when you pick her up.  Hurray for the Cleaning Lady!

I think Mary is about to complete her paper work.  I hope she'll be able to get here later.

Hi to MaryPage, and to all our Buddies who've not made it back here.  I hope they find us soon.

Darlene, you were posting while I was writing.  I'm glad you got your problem fixed and are here now!

Title: Re: MUSIC (?) FOR MAY 2016
Post by: MaryPage on April 05, 2016, 03:54:24 pm
Dum dum da dum
Dum dum da dum
Dum dum da dum dum dum
Dum dum da dum!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on April 05, 2016, 04:14:56 pm
Marilyn, we're looking forward to being "there" for you, too.  And now we can "save the date".

I finally got back to Silver Sneakers this morning - I've missed about two weeks, with various appointments.  I've been contacted by the truck's insurance company, and will be taking my car in for an estimate on Thursday morning - glad to get that under way.  We're having another gorgeous day today.  It's supposed to be very cold over the weekend, with probable frosts Friday and Saturday nights.  Folks are getting really eager to get their vegetables planted, but they'd better wait.  This is a very quiet week, though - and I'm enjoying it.

Sharon, I hope the shots work and take effect quickly. 
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on April 05, 2016, 04:18:01 pm
Long day at the Medical offices.  Ray's stress test, and echocardiogram and then the Nurse there didn't like the looks of his leg with the stitches, so she got him in to see his internal med doc and we go back Friday for him to take a look then. 

It's cold, wet, and windy here and just not a nice day to be out. So, since Ray's to keep the leg elevated several times a day, we're in for the day, will skip yoga today, and just lounge about.   :thumbup:

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Jeanne Lee on April 05, 2016, 04:27:55 pm
Marilyn, the date for what?
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on April 05, 2016, 05:13:55 pm
Jeanne its a surprise.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on April 05, 2016, 05:53:45 pm
Hi everyone. Checking to see if I finally got my post straight...Darlene
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Jaywalker on April 05, 2016, 06:49:41 pm
Quote from: Marilyn on April 05, 2016, 05:13:55 pm
Jeanne its a surprise.

I know ... I know! 
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on April 05, 2016, 07:13:31 pm everything OK now when you come in here?  The posts are in chronological order...oldest to newest, which makes the most sense to me.

We've got lots of cold, rainy, windy days ahead of us.  We were planning to go out for Taco Tuesday, but it's so nasty out there and we had a late lunch at Olive Garden, so we're eating things here.

Post by: MaryPage on April 05, 2016, 07:55:17 pm
You would not BELIEVE how cold it has become here in Annapolis!  We are to have a FREEZE tonight!  Brrrrrr!

I went to physical therapy today, and then to the medical supply place to pick up my second pair of $78 socks that were on backorder.  Then we got caught up in a horrific traffic jam, because a FUEL truck had somehow gotten completely overturned at a big intersection we normally drive through to get home.  And it was leaking fuel.  And lines and lines of cars were driving every which way to try to find their way SOME where.  We, Chip & I, just wanted rather desperately to get HOME!  So Chip went up this street and down that, hoping to find a way.  It took ages, but he finally did.  We came out just on the Other side of the mess and sprinted for home.  Yay!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on April 05, 2016, 08:47:12 pm
Yes Jane. Working now Thanks for ur help. Darlene
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Molly on April 05, 2016, 09:00:24 pm
MARILYN - CONGRATULATIONS!!!!  Who gets to hold the White Roses for you? ;)
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on April 05, 2016, 09:29:46 pm
Molly Red or Purple.  I have both growing right outside my front door. I am hoping they bloom at the right time.

Freckles and I had a good time at the head Start school this morning, She did her usual of trying to sit in the kids lap and they loved it. I don't allow her to pick up anything from the floor to eat, because in the hospitals you never know what could possibly fall on the floor that would harm her in some way like medications. So to demonstrate this I throw a small treat on the floor and tell her to "leave it" and she sits so nicely and waits for me to pick it up and hand it to her after she gives me a High Five for being a good dog. That always amazes both the students and the teachers. Then I tell her to stay and drop her leash and turn my back and walk away, she sits at attention watching me until I say OK then she comes to me. She has a few other little tricks that she does. One she only does at home most of the time is to flop down and roll on her back with her feet in the air  when I say "Bang"
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SCFSue on April 05, 2016, 10:58:29 pm
I'm just in to say goodnight.  I'm not in a good mood, though, as I watched the UConn/Syracuse game and Gino did it again.  I just once in my remaining lifetime want to see a team, any team, really squash his team and run the score up like he does!  I'll probably have trouble going to sleep, but I've already gone out to the kitchen and poured a glass of wine--so hopefully not.

I hope you've all had a good day, and if you were pulling for UConn, please don't tell me!

Post by: MaryPage on April 06, 2016, 09:42:19 am
If it is any consolation, Sue, I do not follow any sports at all.

Beautiful but cold day here on the bay.  I have not been outside yet to see what last night's freeze did to our fairy land of bloom, but as I look out my back windows here I see pear and cherry and forsythia looking beautiful and vibrant.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on April 06, 2016, 11:45:20 am
Sue....nope, not a U CONN fan.  I like to see other teams win Villanova over UNC.  I feel the same about all levels from high school through the pros.

A bit warmer today, but still raining off and on.  I,ve been to the bank to put our new passports in a safe deposit box and to cash in March 1986 EE bonds.  They were a good buy back when Ray was working.

I'm off to have lunch and play bridge, I hope.  Ray's down with his leg elevated, and will be here swimming for fear of infection for a while yet.


Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on April 06, 2016, 12:12:16 pm
I was so hoping the Oregon state beaver ladies would beat Uconn, they had such a great year and were undefeated but Uconn got them too.

Thhis morning Freckles and i go to Baycrest Rehab and Living facility then this afternoon to the Memory Care facility. At  Baycrest we will have 4 teams  we usually have 6,and just 2 at Memory care.
Title: Re: BEAVERS
Post by: MaryPage on April 06, 2016, 12:29:11 pm
I like the name Beaver Ladies.  The beaver is the animal on my personal totem pole.  What a remarkable creature!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on April 06, 2016, 02:33:47 pm
A Beaver is the Oregon State animal, The Oregon state University are the Beavers. University of Oregon are the Ducks
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SCFSue on April 06, 2016, 07:10:35 pm
Hi Buddies.  I got a call at 8:00 a.m. this morning from the pastor's wife of my church down in Union Springs.  One of our older ladies down there died and the funeral was this morning (graveside).  It was to start at 10:30, so I had to hustle to eat breakfast, shower and dress.  I made it on time.  Our pastor down there had been in Augusta, GA for the golf tournament and had to drive back this morning.  He made it on time, too.  Lots of people there, mostly old friends and people who I recognized from church and my teaching days at the private school where I spent 4 years until I could get certified by Alabama (after having current certificates from 4 other states!).  I went to summer school classes to get the things they thought I needed.  HA!  One was Algebra which I didn't have to take at USC because my entrance exam in that was high enough to skip it!  Also a speech class and teaching of Science to Elementary Students.  Unbelievable!

MaryPage, it's OK with me if you aren't interested in basketball. When we argued as young girls, we always heard about Mrs. Murphy kissing the cow.  I think it was supposed to remind us that we each had different interests and that was OK.  I forget why Mrs. Murphy kissed the cow, but it always made us laugh.

Jane, me, too, about UConn.  I think it's time someone else won.  I know he must be a good coach, but he is just so arrogant.  I was very happy with Villanova winning the men's championship.  What a game and what an amazing last minute ending!

Marilyn, I'm not sure if even the men's champions could beat Gino's women.  I was pulling for your Lady Beavers, too.  You and Freckles are so good to bring cheer to those homes.  I know the residents love to see you.

I had a nice walk this afternoon up to the cemetery, around once and back home.  This took about 25 minutes, so I got at least a bit of exercise today.  I need to curtail eating in the evening and do more walking.  All my pants are too tight around the middle. 

Have a nice evening, Every Buddy!

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on April 06, 2016, 07:33:34 pm
I had a nice day at bridge, even if my cards were lousy. 

One of the gals is headed to the Mayo Clinic for evaluation on her back.  She has three bulging disks and has a hard time sleeping. 

Nothing new here....still cold and rainy.

Post by: MaryPage on April 07, 2016, 09:03:28 am
We have a drizzly day, gloomy as can be.  I am off this very minute for Physical Therapy and a run by the large grocery to fill up a few bags and then, gratefully, Home!  Whew!  I get to stay home, warm and cozy, for the rest of the day!  Love to the Buds from MP
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on April 07, 2016, 09:23:30 am
It looks as if our weather of the past several days has reached MP!  We now have a bright, sunny day, so better weather is coming, MP.  We haven't seen the sun for quite a few days now, and it's very welcomed.  Now, to get the temps to warm up.

Have a good Thursday!

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on April 07, 2016, 10:30:59 am
Hi Gals, the cold front has reached us. We had some rain last night and supposed to have freezing temps over night which is really late for us. Cold through the weekend and then to warm up.

I was in a lot of pain yesterday and didn't make it to the grocery, so will be heading there later.  John is at the eye dr's to see about his glaucoma. His optometrist was concerned and sent him to an ophthamologist specializing in glaucoma. I'm really worried as he only has sight in one eye, so if the pressure gets too bad in that eye, he could end up blind. I'm anxious to hear what the dr. says.

The prednisone has kept me from sleeping well for the past 2 nights. Bunny also woke me twice to go out. I'm glad she is that well trained, but it didn't help my sleep pattern. I guess I will let her sleep in the great room from now on where she has access to the doggie door to go out on her own. Sometimes she barks in there though at varmints out back.

Sue, it sounds like the funeral was a good chance to reconnect with people from your former area. Good for you for exercising. I wish I had the energy.

MP, how is your back doing now? Since you aare going out and about, it must be a lot better. I hope I can get my grocery shopping done today without too much pain. If it gets too bad, I'll have to use a motorized cart. I'm glad they are available, but I don't like using them.

Jane, I hope Ray's leg heals quickly. I know that is a problem for diabetics though.

Hi to everyone.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on April 07, 2016, 11:56:56 am
Good Morning I have a free day today, just going by the Church around the corner to see if they have anything I need I heard they are having a huge free garage sale today.

I have the crockpot going with Beef stew cooking away. Keith and I will probably go over to his office to pick up a few more things. Freckles seems to be doling well on her allergy medication, she got into the cats food yesterday and her face was itchy this morning. I gave her the med and she is sleeping now.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: joyous on April 07, 2016, 05:06:36 pm
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Remove and what should I do about it??? Everybody else's
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Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: joyous on April 07, 2016, 05:09:59 pm
Please tell me how to have Modify and Remove so just Quote shows above.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Sandy on April 07, 2016, 05:10:26 pm
Joyous ....

You see   "Modify   Remove"   because it is
your post

And only you can "modify"  or "remove" it ...
(for a few minutes) ...    Then that will go away. 

You are doing great ... not to worry.

Right now on my post I see:

Re: Bosom Buddies
« Reply #114 on: Today at 05:10:26 PM »
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Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: joyous on April 07, 2016, 05:15:04 pm
Quote from: joyous on April 07, 2016, 05:09:59 pm
Please tell me how to have Modify and Remove so just Quote shows above.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Sandy on April 07, 2016, 06:00:12 pm
Yes Joy... 

After  you post,  those show up ...
Which gives  you the opportunity to modify or remove
your post,  if you so desire.   

After a few minutes,  that "opportunity"  goes away...
And only "quote"  will remain.   
Not to worry...  You are doing great!

Post by: MaryPage on April 07, 2016, 07:02:44 pm
It was on the news tonight that if you go to the website and put in your vehicle's VIN, it will tell you the entire history of ANY recalls on that vehicle.  I tried it, and it told me all about my car.  No recalls.  A great service!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on April 07, 2016, 08:43:49 pm
That is a good thing to check if you are buy a used car. Specially from a Dealer.  Just writer down the VIN number and can find out everything about it. I have had some dealers not tell you all it has been through.l
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on April 07, 2016, 09:02:32 pm
Phooey - just lost my post.  I got the estimate on my car repair this morning, and one of the pages had recalls on my vehicle.  Glad to know what that was about.  Thanks, MP.

This is the web site for the Sculpture Fields, which will include the Memorial Forest and is where John's tree is planted (near the red spikey piece).

We had some wild thunderstorms last night, but a lovely cool day today.  Predictions are for frost over the weekend, and then be into the 70s on Monday.  Ah, Spring!

I'm keeping up, but didn't take notes.  It looks like Margaret and I will be taking our road trip over the Mother's Day weekend.  MaryPage, I'm sure you'll be ever so busy with all your family, but maybe we can squeeze in a few minutes sometime when we're in Annapolis.  I'll let you know when we have more specific dates.

Hugs to all the Buddies!
Post by: MaryPage on April 07, 2016, 09:10:24 pm
Oh, I DO so hope so, Mary! 
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on April 07, 2016, 10:57:11 pm
Joy, I've always used the "Reply" then "Post" buttons to post replies - never had a problem.  And I didn't know there was another way to do it.  Keep plugging away at it.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Sandy on April 08, 2016, 08:38:12 am
To get "Quick Reply" back:

Ask Jeanne Lee ( or do it yourself)
to make  a change to your  profile under:
Profile,  Modify Profile,  Look and Layout
                   to reflect: 
   "Use quick reply on topic display:"
         to:     "show on by default
Title: Re: LUNCH ON ME!
Post by: MaryPage on April 08, 2016, 10:55:46 am
MaryZ, I looked it up and Mothers Day comes on May 8th this year.  As you surmised, I am spoken for on that day.  Granddaughter Maria is hosting a party to honor her two grandmothers (of which I am one), her mother (My Debi), and her sister who is due to become the mother of a baby girl I can't wait to meet and, at the same time, make Debi a grandmother and Maria an aunt, at any moment.  Kathryn, being a rather flamboyant diva, has already had the entire family, her doctors, and the Maternity Pavilion at Anne Arundel Medical Center on highest alert about forty-seven times in the past ten days or so, is due April 15th.  We are all quite worn out, and when Little Miss finally makes her entrance, we will be intensely gratified to know that the rehearsals are OVER!
Anyway, I would be hugely delighted to take you and your daughter Margaret to lunch on the 7th or the 9th at Sam's Waterfront Cafe here in Chesapeake Harbour.  I live about 5 minutes from your granddaughter.
I do so hope someone will take you on a tour of Annapolis:  downtown, City Dock, the harbour, the stately historic homes, St. John's College, the Naval Academy, Main Street and so forth and so on.  I used to put on a nifty tour, but no longer possess the zest for it.  My heart is in it, but the body doth protest!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on April 08, 2016, 11:35:27 am
MaryPage, I don't know what dates Margaret (daughter) has planned for us to be in Annapolis, but I will certainly see that your lovely offer gets some consideration.  I'll let you know something when I know it.  We know how these daughters operate, don't we??!!

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on April 08, 2016, 12:08:39 pm
Thanks, Sandy, for helping Joy.  As Sandy said, Joy, just ignore those.  They've always been there, but they may be more noticeable now.  We only see Quote by yours, and you only see it by any of ours.  I see Modify and Remove only on my own, too

We've been to the doc in Dbq and he says Ray's leg is healing ok now...swelling down and they won't have to "go in."  Monday we go back to Acute Care to see if the stitches can come out.  We'd planned to have breakfast at a Perkins after the doc appt....but they've closed prior to relocating, so we came back to town and stopped at a local place for brunch.  With eating out tonight, it's a "Kitchen Closed" day! :2funny:

We had SNOW this morning as we got near the clinic.  It's only in the 30s, but there's no more snow.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on April 08, 2016, 12:38:02 pm
Now that place is a lot different than I saw close to my families home in UK. There it is meant to become more of a forest.  Sort of  a memorial area.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on April 08, 2016, 01:46:15 pm
Jeanne, this is currently an open space in an industrial area - just getting started.  The plan is for lots of trees and plantings ... it will just take time for things to grow.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on April 08, 2016, 02:28:07 pm
Mary, it looks like it will be a very interesting area once it has filled in and developed.  It's a unique idea to transform an area and to become a memory spot for many. Lucky you to have the opportunity (hopefully) to meet Mary Page and to tour Annapolis. I've never been there. However, it is one of the schools Braeden has on his look/see list.

Jane, so glad Ray's leg is healing.  Lucky you on the "Kitchen Closed" day.  ;D . Wow, you guys are really, really cold!  We're in the 50's today with freezing expected overnight, and we think that's bad!

I'm having trouble getting the page to open to where I left off. Is there any secret?  I, too, have thought that the avatar photos are small and somewhat blurry now.

My back is still bothering me but maybe not quite so bad.  A couple from church sent me some frozen sticky buns from Williams and Sonoma!  Can't wait to fix them for tomorrow's breakfast.

John may be looking at laser surgery on his eye to lower the pressure in his eye. That is really scary to think about when he only has one working eye!  They are going to retest the pressure in a month and then decide if he needs it.

I hope I'm not repeating this but don't think I am.  Jocelyne called me and told me that Henry has been offered a wonderful job at Medtronics in Minneapolis beginning June 6!  They were so impressed with him, they designed the job position to his qualifications!  He is quite a brilliant young man.  I hate that they are moving up to MI, but that is his home town and his mother lives there, so that will be nice for him.  They are both so excited and are starting a search for their first house of their own. Joc has sent out about 30 resumes, so she is hoping to find a good job too.  She had just gotten a promotion and a pay raise at Purdue, so her resume should look good. What an exciting time for them.

All for now.  Sharon

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: joyous on April 08, 2016, 03:51:35 pm
Jane: Yes, thanks to Sandy and all you lovely friends, I  at last understand that ya'll only see Quote on mine and I see it only on yours----and ya'll seeModify and Remove only on yours.  My mind just "ain't what it used to be. :idiot2:
Merci all of you!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SCFSue on April 08, 2016, 10:32:58 pm
Hi Buddies.  I've had a good day.  I didn't have to work at the office today and to my surprise I woke up at 6:30!  So I got up and took a fairly long walk before I ate breakfast and read the paper.  I just putzed around for a while, showered and dressed and went to see Minnie about 11:15.  We had a better visit today as she was in a better mood.  She's no longer walking on her own and just sits in her recliner all day and is very depressed most of the time.  We had a decent visit today.

Then I went to Tiger Town to meet Ard at Olive Garden.  I arrived first and was happily surprised to see Kris come in with her Mother, Ard.  The 3 of us had a nice lunch and since Kris ordered a big piece of chocolate cake, I got the smaller chocolate cake and enjoyed every bite.  When it's just Ard and me, I usually pass up the cake!

I went to the Sports Authority to do some shopping.  One item was a baseball cap for Alex.  I am going to Belk's and Dillard's tomorrow to look for a nice long sleeved dress shirt for him to wear when he goes to church with me.  His 19th birthday is next Saturday and I will call to see if he is available for lunch and maybe a museum visit that day.

When I came home I read about an hour and a half, then went for another walk--about 30 minutes.  Up to the cemetery and once around their road which circles the place with the graves inside and outside the circle. 

I watched the usual Friday night news shows, plus the 5:00 Alabama news, NBC at 5:30, and PBS News 6:00-7:00 and Gwen Ifill at 7:00 and the panel news discussion at 7:30.  My last TV for the night was Jag from 8:00-9:00 and I've turned the TV off for the evening.

I'm off to answer my e-mail and then read in bed.  I'm reading Body Work by Sara Paretsky.  It's V.I. Warshwsky novel--a new one.  So far, pretty good, but lots of red herrings, so I'm not sure where it's going yet.

I hope you all had a good day.  Thanks Mary for the tip about the cloud. 
Big Hugs to everyone,

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on April 08, 2016, 10:59:34 pm
Sharon....I mistyped the temps here...30s, not Os.  The 3 didn't print here.

The hail and snow continued this afternoon, but I slept through it and didn't go to dinner with our Friday night group.  Suddenly about noon, my intestinal tract was NOT happy...very loud and grumbling and I just felt "off."  So, I slept and skipped going out.  I was afraid I'd need too much time in the bathroom.  I must have eaten something my body is not happy about.  Ray went with them to dinner, but they dropped him off back here before they went on to one of their homes for dessert and conversation. 

Post by: MaryPage on April 09, 2016, 10:34:44 am
Gloomy, chilly day out there today.  I plan to just hunker down with some reading, eating, laundry and catching up with a bit of TV by way of On Demand.

Looks like MaryZ and I will be meeting up here for lunch, for sure!  I am so pleased about that prospect.  Dying for her to see this view, albeit I will be hoping for a prettier day in which to show it off.

Still no new baby girl, but we are getting false alarms every single day.  Well, Kathryn is giving birth with more rehearsals than I have ever in my long life encountered previously!  We should have expected this, having been exposed to her  always turning the ordinary into high drama.  This little one we yearn to meet owns a due date of April 15, so I believe I will just try to shove her out of my mind until the REAL call comes.  But then again, how am I to KNOW it is the real one?  Perhaps I shall just ask them to cease and desist pulling me into the loop until she IS in this world!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: joyous on April 09, 2016, 11:03:13 am

Good morning girls. ;) It is a truly gorgeous day here way down South. Weather predicts a High of 74 and a Low of 50.
In my apartment I have the thermometer set on 75 and it is
comfortable. Of course I am on the 2nd floor and there are 3 floors, so I have the 3rd over me that shields the heat.
They are attempting to start attendance at a game -UNO.
I played it at least 50 or 60 years ago and liked it, but I will
have to see if I can remember anything about it. ??? Any of
you remember it?
Post by: MaryPage on April 09, 2016, 12:01:09 pm
Just the name, Joy;  and I know I, too, have played it eons ago.  Sounds like fun.

The most fun game in this world today is Mexican Train.  I cannot recommend it highly enough!  And I bought my set at Tuesday Morning, so it was cheaper than most!  Try it.  You'll laugh yourself to bits.  Easy as breathing to learn to play.  It is a form of dominoes.

I have always liked 2nd floors best, too.  You do get the protection from the heat from the apartment above, while missing the damp and cold and the critters that come in in the apartment below.  Yep, 2nd floors are perfection!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SCFSue on April 09, 2016, 12:17:30 pm
Good morning, Buddies.  I've just come inside from a very chilly/windy walk.  I don't know what the temperature is, but the wind makes it feel much colder.  Today is A Day over at the university and I think the crowd will be a mite chilly unless they read the weather report before driving to Auburn.  Hopefully they brought jackets and hats.

MaryPage and Joy, when I was young my grandmother didn't like us exposed to "real" cards, but let us play UNO.  I forget how it was played.  We did play Chinese Checkers, Scrabble, and Monopoly, but nothing with "gambling".  Our sons played all the games I mentioned, plus other games played with "real" cards which their Dad and Grampa taught them--and there was some gambling involved--although they played for tooth picks.  Grampa would have preferred real Money!  One game they loved when they were less than 12 y.o. was pass the trash.  I never played it, but Bob got a Burger King hat and whoever was caught with the "trash" had to wear the hat for the next round.  Lots of laughter and teasing with that game.

Jane, I'm so sorry about the tummy upset.  Nothing is worse than a griping, painful stomach.  I hope you're feeling better with rest--and that it passes soon.  Yuck on the temps and snow.  The weather this spring has surely been unpredictable and disagreeable in lots of places.

Mary, I checked out the website you listed for John's memorial tree.  The red sculpture is interesting and I'm sure the area will become lovely as more trees and shrubs are planted.

Have a good day, Buddies.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: joyous on April 09, 2016, 01:48:23 pm
My husband and I picked out our plots in the cemetery LONG ago.  At the time we chose the two right under a
very small oak tree.  By the time my husband died (2002)
it had grown to a huge pretty oak tree and the acorns would
fall over the ground. One of my daughters purchased a nice
cement bench for under the tree in which you can sit ----but
it is advisable to bring a cloth for cleaning off the seat because the birds also like it. ;D
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on April 09, 2016, 01:54:09 pm
Hi Gals, Jane, I'm glad that was a typo. I was really feeling for you though.  Sorry you're not feeling well. I've had diarrhea problems off and on for the past week. Don't know why. I'm still not feeling like doing much. Very lethargic.

Sue, you have been really good about your walking lately. I wish I could too. Sounds like you had a nice lunch with Ard & Kris and a good visit with Minnie.  Ms Frances will be 98 the 30th of this month. She is very forgetful and repetitive at this point. She really should be in an assisted living, but I don't think her daughter will do it. She needs more company and also more help. She has a cleaning girl who also shops for her and does her laundry, but that really isn't enough. I go over about 3x a week at least to spend some time with her and share a glass of wine and another couple comes over and cooks Sunday dinner for her every week, but I think she needs more than that.  We can't help her with her personal care or make sure she doesn't forget her meds or help her stay on top of her finances, etc.  Her daughter seems to think that as long as her friends are helping her, she doesn't need to do much, just come every 2 or 3 months!  I certainly took a lot better care of my mother in her final years.  Sorry, I just have to vent about it every once in a while.

Joy, that sounds lovely.  My parents' mausoleum is next to a small lake filled with ducks and is very pretty also.

John and I are going out to dinner tonight.  He is going to Gatlinburg to a tournament on Monday.

Have a nice weekend everyone. Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on April 09, 2016, 05:37:21 pm
I'm feeling much better today and got out to get a down comforter I'd had dry cleaned and took some items to the bank for the box there and then to WalMart for some items not at our local grocery.  Ray's making lamb shanks for himself for supper and needed a lot of peeled garlic cloves.  I don't eat lamb...and would certainly stay away from garlic with this digestive thing, but it's still rumbling and grumbling, but I feel ok.

Tomorrow we're going to a concert at an auditorium here for a fellow who's a pianist and plays all over the state.  It's nice we don't have to travel to Dbq or Cedar Rapids or Cedar Falls as we usually do to hear any real entertainment. 

Today was in the 30s but finally got to 45, but I didn't walk.  Tomorrow  to be warmer, but also rain and wind. 

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on April 09, 2016, 05:39:01 pm
I haven't played UNO, but (from Sharon) I learned to play Mexican Train and love it.  Mostly, though, I play on line.  MaryPage, if you like, I'll e-mail you the web site where I play.  It is addictive, though.

Hope you're feeling better soon, jane.  Tell Ray that I'll be glad to share lamb and garlic with him.  LOL

It's been a pretty day today, but cool - only around 50 for a high.  We have frost predicted for tonight, but then into the 70s on Monday.  Ah, Spring!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on April 09, 2016, 06:47:22 pm
good afternoon almost evening everyone. A good friend of mine and co worker at the spay and neuter clinic passed awsay yesterday evening, so it has been a rather sad day for me.

Freckles got to go to the dog park the afternoon, there were only 3 of us there, It has been overcast all day and it was misting this morning but had stopped by this afternoon.
Post by: MaryPage on April 09, 2016, 07:05:52 pm
Condolences, Marilyn.  It is always so hard to lose yet another friend.  Life feels reduced.

MARYZ, I would love to know of that site.  Sigh!  I actually haven't a speck of extra time to spare as it is now, but - - - -

Jane, may I be a complete hussy and join Ray and Mary at the lamb with garlic?  Got any mint jelly, or should I bring my own?
Post by: MaryPage on April 09, 2016, 07:19:39 pm
Is anyone besides me old enough to remember America's Poor Little Rich Girl?  That is what the newspapers and radio news announcers always called her.  For any of you near my age, the name Gloria Vanderbilt will immediately come to mind.  Unless, of course, you suffer a Senior Moment, as I too often do.

Well, if you have HBO, you can watch a biography/documentary tonight at nine until eleven.  NOTHING LEFT UNSAID.  She is Still Alive!  And looking better than I did at sixty, although I think she is ninety one or two.  Anderson Cooper, her remaining son, made it with her.  Fascinating to me.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on April 09, 2016, 07:53:44 pm
MaryPage, there was an interview of Gloria Vanderbilt and Anderson Cooper on Sunday Morning a week or so ago (or maybe 60 Minutes).  It was interested and talked about the HBO show.  This is the web site where I play Mexican Train. 

Marilyn, I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend.  I know it's tough.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SCFSue on April 09, 2016, 08:27:27 pm
Hi Buddies.  I walked in the chilly wind this morning following breakfast--and felt refreshed when I got home.  So I did a load of laundry, put it in the dryer and went outside to pull weeds and old pansies.  I want to get that flower bed ready for marigolds soon. 

Tim came by on his motorcycle while I was outside.  His (and my) friend Dave came by to look at the guns I want to get rid of.  He looked them over and took them all except the bb guns which he didn't want or need.  I don't really need them either, but at least I'll have more room in my closets now.  I can use the bb guns to chase cats out of my yard.  I wouldn't shoot them, but hopefully the noise will get rid of them.  Two neighbors have outside cats who love to come in my yard daily.  They seem to have a meeting out back.  I've had to quit feeding birds in my yard because of them.

It's been very windy here today and cool, too.  It feels like March instead of April.  Not so bad when working in the yard, but cooler than I like.

MaryPage, I love lamb, too.  If Jane gives you permission to join Ray, maybe she'll let me, too.  I have never seen lamb in any grocery store I've visited since moving to Alabama!  And I do remember Gloria Vanderbilt.  Do you know how old she was?

Marilyn, I'm sorry about the loss of your friend.  Will the clinic have a memorial for her or some other kind of acknowledgement of her work at the clinic?  You will miss her.

Mary, dominoes is a game I've never learned.  When we used to go to the beach with Tim, Kris, Jon, and Stacie, Alex and Nick were toddlers at first and then pre-schoolers, so my job was to keep them busy while the rest of the gang played dominoes.  They liked Mexican Train--whatever that might be.

Jane, I'm glad you're feeling better and hope your bug has left you altogether!  Just take it easy for a bit--those bugs like to make you weak.

Sharon, I need to walk more.  I've gained almost 10 pounds this winter and I am having a hard time finding things to wear.  And I need to stop eating after dinner.  Boredom really messes with me--and I tend to snack in the evening which should be a no no.  I'm really sorry to hear about Ms. Frances.  She sounds like a delightful person and you have been such a good friend for her.  I think her daughter must be a real stinker to ignore her as she seems to do.  I hope you're feeling better this evening, too.

Joy, I'm glad you had the foresight to select a site at the cemetery with a nice tree to sit under.  Nice for the bench your daughter purchased, too.  I am close enough to the older local cemetery to walk up there and make several turns around.  Lots of people walk there in the afternoons--mostly from my neighborhood, but some drive there to walk where there is no traffic.  It's a nice shady place to walk.

I've showered, shampooed, and dressed in my p.j.s for the evening. I wanted to watch a good movie on TCM tonight, but it was The Lost Weekend which was an OK film, but depressing so I decided to go with a Hallmark feel good movie.  I called Tom before my shower and will pick him up at 9:30 for Sunday School.  He said he's had the stitches removed from his face and is feeling better.  I hope he's still using the cane he had last Sunday. 

Enjoy your evening, Buddies, and sleep well.  GinnyAnn, where are you?  You, too, Diane.

P.S. I forgot I posted earlier this morning, so please chalk it up to a VERY SENIOR moment!

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on April 09, 2016, 09:03:47 pm
Sue, Gloria Vanderbilt is still alive - at 92.  There are a zillions of games played with dominoes.  They're mostly fairly simple, but can have lots of strategy involved.  Also, they're mostly two-person games, although Mexican train can be played by up to eight, and is best with at least four.  BTW, you know you can post more than once a day.  LOL

I watched two movies this afternoon - both on DVD from the library.  "Philomena" and "Nebraska".  Both are several years old, but very good.

Sleep well,  Buddies!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: joyous on April 10, 2016, 07:48:28 am
Sharon: I forgot to add that there is a lake with ducks in
it in the cemetery also.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on April 10, 2016, 10:04:41 am
Good morning everyone.  Not much going on with me. We are having nice weather so far. 80 in daytime cools down to mid 50ths at night. I have been working in my yard. Think I may have a grub worm problem. Have round brown patches. Going to treat it with tide detergent and buy some grass pods.  My family always like uno and other games..Well better get ready for church. Have a great Sunday Darlene
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on April 10, 2016, 10:06:30 am's so hard to lose friends.

Darlene...hi....we were posting at the same time, I think.

Maryz, MaryPage, and Sue....Ray would have loved to have you join him for his lamb shanks on garlic.  He said the recipe turned out successful.  He'll also supply the chardonnay!   :thumbup:

I remember Gloria Vanderbilt....and her clothes....esp. jeans that were a big fashion "must have" for those who liked designer things.  I remember they had a swan on the pocket, I think.

Thanks for that link, Maryz.  Mexican Train is something we enjoy when company visits us in Texas.  We were also i troduced to a game by Wisconsin friends there called, I think, Pegs and Kings.  It's played on connecting boards in a large square and pegs are moved forward or backward depending on the cards you have from a four deck stack. 

It's overcast and in the 40s.  We're to have rain and wind today.  We have the piano concert at the local auditorium by the high school, so glad we don't have to drive today very far.  Friends are coming at 1:00 for a little preconcert cheese and wine (and ice tea for me.)

I'm hoping GinnyAnn and Diane can find us soon. 

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on April 10, 2016, 02:20:52 pm
Hi Gals,  I just lost a big paragraph! Grumble >:(   Anyway, I'm back from SS & church, have 1 load of laundry in and another to do before I can help JOhn pack for his tournament.

My kids and grandkids played Uno. I always keep a deck of it on hand for kids here.  When we took the kids to France when they were 10-16, they took a deck and one of my favorite memories was of Brian & Lori playing Uno under the Winged Victory in the Louvre while the rest of us went to see the Mona Lisa!  How many kids can say they did that?!! ;)

We learned to play Mexican Train while on a river cruise in Germany. Two other couples taught us and we played nearly every night.  After we returned home we taught another couple and played nearly every Sat. night.  It's been ages since we've played though. We haven't found anyone here that likes it like we do.  I will check out that web site, Mary.

Joy, your cemetery plot sounds perfect.

Sue, my lack of exercise due to my back has really added to my weight problem!  Wish I could walk with you.  It's in the 50's here today but supposed to be 70 tomorrow.  I haven't taken out my pansies yet, but maybe next week.

Mary Page, that program on GV sounds interesting. If it doesn't conflict with the shows I have scheduled to tape, I will tape it.

Jane, I hope your concert is good. Have you tried Pepcid for your tummy?  I'm with the rest of the gals, I would have been delighted to share Ray's lamb and garlic.  Lamb is one of my favorite foods.

Marilyn, I'm so sorry about your friend. That is so hard.

Darlene, bummer on the grub worms. I hope you can get rid of them.  I know the soapy water will bring them to the surface, but will it kill them too?  I thought you had to use a pesticide.

Well, I better go change the clothes in the washer.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on April 10, 2016, 02:28:08 pm
Didn't Gloria Vanderbilt look great.  Did her son say she was 92.  If she had work done they did a better job than they do now.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on April 10, 2016, 04:19:07 pm
We are home from church, stopped by the grange (farm store) since we were in the neighborhood to buy food for Freckles and the Bordatella vaccine as well. Now we have had our lunch and I will be taking freckles for a walk shortly., It is cold here today and no sun either, 56°. So I now have on my log sleeved undershirt and will put something warm on to take her for the walk.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SCFSue on April 10, 2016, 10:25:35 pm
Hi Buddies.  I picked up Tom at 9:30 for Sunday School, did that and church, then took him home.  He was looking a lot better after his fall last week, stitches had been removed and he left his cane at home.  After taking him home, I went back to eat with the BK bunch.  Ethel came to eat with us for the first time.  I was the last to arrive and she waited with me while I ate.  I was planning to go to visit Terri who is still recovering from the stroke, so Ethel went with me.  We delivered the card everyone at bridge signed for her and had a good visit with her.  She is doing more with her right hand and it looks as if it will be a full recovery.

When I came home, I changed into my usual at home clothing and finished reading Body Work by Sara Paretsky and was a V.I. Warshawski detective novel.  Lots of quirks, dead ends, etc.  It took me a couple of days to read it.  After I finished I laced up my sneakers and walked up to the cemetery, then around once and back home.  That took about 25 minutes, so was a good walk.  Since then I made scrambled eggs and toast for my supper, cleaned up the kitchen, and have been watching TV since about 7:00.  I just watched the last episode of Hallmark's When Calls the Heart.  Tomorrow morning the 2 young stars are going to be on an early morning talk show with some kind of announcement.  I'm going to try to remember to turn on the TV at 10:00.

It was cooler today than yesterday and windy.  My walk was chilly, but refreshing.  I got my trash collected and out on the curb for tomorrow's trash pick up.  I had planned to start digging up oak seedlings which have sprouted all over my front and back lawns, but didn't get around to it.  Ah, like Scarlett O'Hara said, "tomorrow is another day"!

Sleep well, Buddies.  I'll try to get back earlier tomorrow.  I think I might have GinnyAnn's e-mail address somewhere.  If I can find it, I'll send her a link to the new S&F.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on April 11, 2016, 09:54:23 am Terri the friend you walked with often?  I'm so sorry to hear of her stroke.  Stroke is something that scares me badly. 

It looks bright and sunny out, but still in the 30s, so wearing the soft cords MaryPage turned me onto from Appleseed's and a turtleneck for today's trip back to Dbq for the Med people to look at Ray's leg again.  We're hoping maybe the stitches will come out today. 

Then home for laundry and get ready for an early morning return to Dbq for allergy testing.  This week without my antihistime has me itching my eyes and nose and sneezing and using up kleenex like crazy.

Yesterday afternoon's piano concert was most enjoyable.  It's too bad more didn't attend, but I guess $30.00 a ticket put a lot of people off, though that's about the going price here...or higher oftentimes for better seats at larger theatres in the cities.  However, there's no bad seat in our 300 seat local new auditorium, and it's nice to have it 4 blocks from home, and not an hour's drive each way!

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on April 11, 2016, 12:27:42 pm
Good Morning I will be going  to my friend Leslie's house this morning, she is helping me to plan this event. I amt aking my dress over so she can see it. Savannah or Forest will be the photographer, it depends if Savannah can get the day off to come up here. They are both turning into wonderful photographers.

Keith has gone  over to his former office to see if he can get what plans are left in the garage, if they new owners haven't changed the lock and got rid of what was in there. the locks were all supposed to be changed on Friday afternoon.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on April 11, 2016, 01:00:15 pm
Hi Gals, it's an overcast, chilly day here. John left early for Gatlinburg and I've just had a slow morning.

Marilyn, sounds like things are progressing.  :thumbup:

Sue, what did they announce this morning? I forgot to tape it and by the time I saw your post, it was after 10. I'm sorry also about your friend's stroke.

Jane, I hope your allergist is able to get you immunized.  I've been taking Zyrtek, but it does make me itchy.

I didn't get to see the GV program. I hope they will repeat it.

We talked to Brian Sat. night. He has been acting base commander for 2 weeks and covered up with work. All the service personnel who were evacuated from Turkey came through their port and had to be set up with transportation, accommodations, and other necessities. He was working 18 hr days till they got that all settled.  His boss got back Thurs, so hopefully things will slow down a little for him.  They have a new yellow lab puppy, so that is adding lots of activity to the household too.  He looks adorable and is only 8 weeks old.

Not much else going on with us.  Sharon

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on April 11, 2016, 04:21:38 pm
Leslie and I went Thrift store shopping this morning , I bouught a long lavender sundress and a floral jacket  to wear over dress that the colors are perfectly  matched to the dress. Two different stores, next is shoes.

time to take freckles for her walk before my Tai Chi class.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SCFSue on April 11, 2016, 10:21:01 pm
Jane, I dug through my old address cards, but didn't find GinnyAnn's address.  Tomorrow I'll tackle the old Christmas cards as we usually exchange one--I hope I can find it.  Tammy is my walking buddy, but she's been out of town so much--cruising, staying at the beach house and preparing for her daughter's wedding which I think will be late spring or maybe summer.

Terri is my friend who had the stroke.  She was impaired on the right side at first, but spent several weeks in the SNIF unit--I don't know what that stands for, but it is the rehab unit.  She is right handed and her right side was affected.  She is doing well and has begun to write cards and notes to her family who don't live here.  She was born in Saskatchawan, (spelling?) and has dual citizen ship.  She's been really healthy up until the stroke and has remained in good spirits. 

Marilyn, is the sundress/floral jacket for the honeymoon or the wedding.  Sounds like you and Leslie had fun today.  It sounds like you're on top of the wedding plans.  Remind me when the big day is?

Sharon, that base where Brian is stationed was originally where Blimps were tethered and launched.  It was the place I had to drive Bob to after we drove to Maine and found a house so Bill (10 months old) and I could live while he was gone.  On the way back on the NY turnpike going into NYC and up to New England, Bill squirmed out of the car seat (back then they were canvas and had big leg holes--I had to drive about 5 or 6 miles with him rolling around on the floor and screaming before I could get to the farthest right lane and stop.  I drove the rest of the way to Maine with my right arm holding him in the car seat.  The next day I called Sears and bought a harness that went around the back seat and he could stand up or sit down.  Back then car seats were just 2 pieces of canvas with metal handles!  He had been walking since 7 months. He was a handful!

I hope more of us get here to pick up where we left off.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on April 12, 2016, 12:18:00 pm
The dress and  jacket is for the wedding, it is May 22. The dress is more me that what lesslie was chosing, I do not like huge puffed sleeve. I wanted something I could wear more than once.
Post by: MaryPage on April 12, 2016, 03:25:52 pm
Sounds lovely, Marilyn.

MaryZ, you have gotten me in Big Trouble!  In the way I have been spending my time the last several days.  I tried your Mexican Train site over and over again, but some sort of pop up could not be deleted from the right side of the screen, and I could not really get into a game.  I had to keep ending the game and trying again all over with a new one, but the pop up kept popping up.  So I got the madly brilliant idea to try to find an app on my iPad.  Long story short, I did.  And it is a Free app and is very pretty and very easy to play and simply too much fun.  I am badly in need of rehab.  Big Time Addiction.  All your fault.  I had not dreamed there would be Mexican Train on line!

Today started off very wet.  Apparently it rained a good deal last night, and it was still raining when Chip & I went to my last physical therapy session.  Still raining when that was over and we went by the grocery.  Cleared up by the time we drove home.  All sunshine and pretty now, albeit breezy.

Sue, loved your story about baby Bill.  I could so relate to that.

Y'all behave now.  Or not.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on April 12, 2016, 04:03:52 pm
MaryPage - I should say "I'm sorry", but since I've been there.....   Sometimes, it's amazing what you can find on the computer.  And sometimes we're better off not knowing.

I've spent the day dealing with, or waiting on, car things.  I took my car to the body shop this morning, per appointment.  Turns out things had not quite been settled with the insurance company.  I talked to the company, and then headed home, planning to reschedule.  I'd gone only a couple of blocks, then the insurance company called back and okayed everything, and that they'd talked to Enterprise about a car.   Sighhhhhhhh   So I turned around and went back to the shop.  Eventually the guy came to pick me up.  BUT, turns out they didn't have a car ready, so they were just going to take me back home - to be picked up later. That was abut 9:30 this morning.  OK, it's now 4 pm, and still no car.  I called an hour ago, and they said it shouldn't be too much longer.  Yeah, right!  At least I didn't have anything major planned for today.  But we're almost into what passes for "rush hour" in Chattanooga.  Oh, well....
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on April 12, 2016, 08:42:27 pm Uch for the Enterprise ads on TV about how prompt they are delivering a car!

I had a good appt with the new allergy, guy...young, handsome, an athlete who talked triathelons with Ray and about where to buy organic things in Dbq, etc.   He said the people/company that owns Trader Joe's also owns Aldis...a chain around here who started out as a kind of buy from the cardboard cases and stark buildings ...but is now going upscale organic, etc.   Anyway, he wants me to change BP med and called my Nurse Practitioner to talk to her about it, and is changing my allergy meds by eliminating all three over a two week rotation so it's not all at once, and gave me two new samples to use instead....on the same rotation.  I was pleased.  I'll see him again in three weeks.

Post by: MaryPage on April 12, 2016, 08:55:43 pm
Gloria Vanderbilt Cooper and her son, Anderson Cooper, are to be interviewed by Charlie Rose on his PBS show tonight.  You will have to check your local schedule to see what time.  I believe they are to be the second of two interviews tonight.

You just will not believe how young she looks.  She is 91 years old, and looks younger than he does!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on April 12, 2016, 10:29:42 pm
MaryPage, I saw them interviewed on Sunday Morning (or 60 Minutes).  She does look good - amazing what good plastic surgery money can buy.  LOL

jane, the Enterprise folks came about 4:30.  Two cars came, so I didn't have to take the delivery guy back to the place.   The 2015 Camry seems to be great.  I'm sure I'll get used to the back-up camera quickly, and will miss it when I have to give it back.  They did tell me to bring it back "empty" - unfortunately that also means that they brought it to me on "empty".  The first thing I did was take it to Walmart to put gas in it.  I can't stand to drive around with that yellow gas-pump flashing at me.  But now I'm set up for a few more days.

I knew Aldi was owned by Trader Joe's.  I loved shopping at Aldi - was doing more and more of my shopping there.  But since I don't do groceries any more, I haven't been there in ages.  They've started taking credit cards now.  I don't know how they've changed their stock.  Their produce has always been excellent - limited quantity, but excellent quality.

Sleep well,  Buddies!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SCFSue on April 12, 2016, 10:54:36 pm
Good Evening, Buddies.  I printed out the missing page I needed for my accountant and sent it to her via the US Post Office this morning.  I'd sent her the pertinent information via e-mail last night, so I hope she was able to finish everything this evening.  Only 3 more days to file!

We had our last Circle meeting for the year this morning.  Our hostess lives south of town, out in the country.  They've just recently remodeled an older farm house and put a modular home on their lot for her 90+ mother.  Lila loves horses and now has 3 at the farm.  She has lots of antiques, has been collecting for years and everything was lovely and her brunch was yummy--and a good Bible lesson led by Gail who does a really bang up job of presenting the topic.

Have any of you been following the Jackie Robinson special on PBS?  I loved major league baseball and was a Yankee fan, but I loved to watch Jackie R. hit those home runs except when the Dodgers were beating the Yankees.  I didn't realize that he was only 53 when he died of a heart attack.  There was a really good movie last year about him and his entry into major league baseball.

Jane, I didn't find GinnyAnn's address in my index cards, but will pull out the  last year's Christmas cards to see if she sent me one.  I think Doug was still living or had just died, so she may not have sent any.

I hope you've had a good day and evening.  Sleep well, Buddies.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on April 13, 2016, 12:54:41 pm
Jane.  Now that surprises me on Aldi and Trader Joe's.  Aldi has been in UK for years and well known for being Owned by 2 German Brothers. Then when starting up here they still owned it. The own a large warehouse here in illinois and another State.  Lots of their stuff still comes in from Germany. I asked the Mgr about something he liked just a few months ago and he said that the Bakery in Germany only made then a Christmas time.  They have spread out to much now into other thing than food.  We are suppose to be getting a Trader Joe's here one day. Now I wasn't to impressed with the one I was in in Texas.
Going to send you a E mail if I find your EMAddress.  don't want to type it here.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JoanFL on April 13, 2016, 01:41:37 pm
Ladies--I saw the other day that Ginny Ann registered on April 9, but hasn't made any posts.
Post by: MaryPage on April 13, 2016, 01:45:40 pm
Jeanne, I am reading a book titled The Road To Little Dribbling written by Bill Bryson that I think you would like a lot.  He walks and motors and takes buses, trains and so forth all over Great Britain.  Lots and lots of information and a fun read.  Well, that is to say, he writes it in a fun way.  A lot of the information is no fun at all.  He spends a lot of time on the various coastal walks and goes into how much trash accumulates there from people and ships.  One thing really new to me is the fact that about ten thousand (10,000!) of those huge cargo containers fall OFF of cargo ships and into the oceans and other waterways EVERY YEAR!  They lie on the bottom of the water until something causes them to open up, and much of the stuff that was in them winds up killing a lot of water life or on the beaches.  Depressing.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on April 13, 2016, 04:28:46 pm
Hi Gals, not much happening here, but thought  I would check in.  I knew that Trader Joes and Aldis were both owned by a German brothers duo. I've never been to TJ's although I know where one is. It's just quite a ways from here. I've been in Aldi's not too far from here. The prices are great, but I can't get everything I want there and I hate to go 2 places. With the problem I have walking, convenience is everything.

Mary, I'm glad you finally got your car. It sounds like it was quite a hassle. John has a Camry and likes it, although it doesn't ride as well as my Avalon.

MP, I think the garbage situation in the ocean is the most awful thing ever and nothing much seems to be done about it.

Your  dress sounds lovely, Marilyn. I like lavender.

All for now.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on April 13, 2016, 05:11:33 pm
Hope Ginny checks in soon. Marlyin excited for you on your upcoming wedding. I love lavender color. I did not sleep well last night. Anyone know of a vitamin, herb,etc that might help? Hate to have those nights...dragging the next day.  Later Darlene
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on April 13, 2016, 05:20:40 pm
Darlene, you might try Melatonin.  I take 10 mg every night, with the approval of my doctors.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on April 13, 2016, 05:52:44 pm
MaryPage.  Now I just read that book by Bill Bryson. I do like to follow him around.  Mentioned a few areas in it that I knew quite well.

Now I have a few reasons for not eating Shell Fish.  But also when I heard that the main dumping place from Hospitals. Specially in the East of the US has only need to go 12 miles out to sea.  Human Parts, all things that suppose to not be touched in hospitals get dumped out there.  That became another good reason not to eat.  I will eat fish only from safe waters.
I am beginning to think that safer to eat Farm Raised long as they are a good company. Even then I soak in salt water. Rinse well. Soak in a little milk .

Was better years ago when we didn't have all these Cruise ships also out on the oceans. Thousands of them. Think of all that goes into the water from them.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on April 13, 2016, 06:46:48 pm
Thanks, Joan.  I'm glad she was able to register.

Cards at Bridge too were lousy...hard to be excited about a hand when you have 3pts!! :thumbup:

I did get a nice walk in before I went to 1.5 miles in and that's good for me, since I haven't walked much lately because it's been so cold.

Tomorrow we go to meet Texas friends who live in Davenport, IA.  We're looking forward to seeing them since they had to skip Tx this year because of heart problems.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on April 13, 2016, 09:29:41 pm
I've been playing Words with friends on facebook with ginnyann'
Post by: MaryPage on April 14, 2016, 07:10:12 am
Gorgeous day dawning here on the bay.  The sun is coming up over the far horizon of Kent Island and pouring broad bands of glowing vermilion into my living quarters.  I love this time of year for many things, but the fact our life-giving star moves from the far right of my panoramic view over to the spans of the great Chesapeake Bay Bridges is one of the best aspects.  It will actually come up right on those spans in time for my May 24th birthday!  Right now, this very morning, it is just a speck more than half way there.

Today Chip will take me for what I hope will be my final visit with the surgeon who operated on my spine.  Tuesday I had what I expect was my last physical therapy.  In short, I am celebrating it all being Over!

We will do a quick run through Trader Joe's afterwards, where I will pick up a few bags of their heavenly cookies and come home to play Mexican Train on my iPad and take an ancient crone nap.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on April 14, 2016, 09:17:59 am
Marilyn...thanks for that we know GA is online and it's not a computer problem. 

Beautiful day here, too.  It's amazing how it lifts the spirit when it's sunny and warm least it does for me!

Ray's off the what I call the "Geezers Coffee" at the soda fountain in the drugstore.  Yep, they put in a 1950s style "soda fountain" some years ago that's popular, and the "wise ones"....aka the "old geezers" gather there every morning.   :2funny:

He's headed out to the driving range then...had wanted to go yesterday, but the high school male and female golf teams were there and no space left.  I'm going to eventually get dressed and try for another long, for me, walk and then get changed for our lunch with Texas friends in Dbq. 

Have a good Thursday in your part of the world.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on April 14, 2016, 11:05:10 am
Tough night last night.  A little after 3 am, I was awakened by a barrage of either fireworks or gunshots not too far away (there's a large apartment complex about half-mile from me).  There were no followup sirens, so the noise went unexplained.  But, of course, I didn't get back to sleep.  I got up after about 30 minutes and went to the chair.  Then about 4:15, there was another string of 8 sharp reports.  And again, no followup sirens.  Oh, well....  I dozed a bit in the chair, then went back to bed to sleep (with rolling dreams) until nearly 7:30.  Then to Silver Sneakers at 9:30.  No doubt there's a nap in my immediate future - at least I hope so.  LOL 

Bridge tonight - hope I get some good cards.
Happy Thursday, Buddies!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SCFSue on April 14, 2016, 11:44:50 am
Good morning, Buddies.  I've had my breakfast and my walk (I didn't wake up until 8:30) and am now waiting for Tim to arrive for our lunch date about 11:00.  I only ate half an English muffin with peanut butter and some fresh strawberries, so will be able to enjoy the crabcake/avocado sandwich at the Amsterdam Café.  I don't know if I've mentioned that the restaurant has large paintings which are copies/or similar to Van Gogh's originals.  I suspect done by an Art Student or Professor at AU.

Thursday is an unusual time for us to eat lunch--he usually prefers Monday, but he had some business he needed to do on Monday.

I'm hoping my accountant got the final paper I mailed to her earlier in the week and has my income tax ready for me to sign.  I hope the increase in my charitable giving in 2015 will help my taxes to go down.  One problem I have is the funds I put into the Teacher Retirement System when I was working.  They are trying to pay me back according to their idea of my life expectancy and I guess they think I won't make it until 98, although I am pretty sure, barring catastrophe, I will live that long.  Longevity is pretty common in my family.

Have a nice day, Buddies.  It rained another inch here during the night and is cloudy now.  My rain barrel is full and running over.  We've sure had a lot of rain since January.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on April 14, 2016, 05:42:40 pm
Sue....hope your accountant is fast.  It always takes ours 2-3 weeks, but it's an accounting firm, so lots of clients, I suppose.

Mary...yikes....what scary sounds in the middle of the night!

We had a great lunch and gab session with our Iowa-Tx friends, and will meet again next month in Iowa City.  It's a good half-way spot, too.

It's gotten to the high 60s, so a great day to be out and about.  I walked this morning, so have that "job" finished.  My supper tonight is the rest of the large salad I brought home from lunch!

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on April 14, 2016, 06:13:34 pm
We had wind ( a  lot) and rain most of the night. When I took freckles out to pee around 7 pm last night the win d frightened her  so she ran back in  the house. I put her Thundershirt on her. This mmornin g she was  hiding in the corner between my night stand and the dresser with her blanket still on her. The wind has calmed down now. thbe rainb comes and goes.

Keith went for his Dr. Appointment today, I went with but sat in the lobby and read my book. I am reading a memoir by nAbigail Thomas titled A Three dog Life.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SCFSue on April 14, 2016, 10:30:25 pm
Jane, my accountant used to work in a very large accounting firm in Montgomery.  She had helped Bob set up a program so he could do the taxes for the library (1099s for the librarians, I think and other stuff I didn't understand).  After he died, she left the big accounting firm and took a job in one of the state offices dealing with taxes which was not "doing" taxes.  So she now has a few customers who need an accountant and she does that work at home.  Fortunately I am one of them.  So far so good.  I hope she doesn't drop me because of my being late to get my stuff to her.

Marilyn, I hope Keith's appointment went well.  The book you are reading sounds pretty good.  I'm going to check my library to see if they have it.  What is a Thundershirt?

Mary, how scary to hear gunshots so plainly at night when everyone should be sleeping.  Could it have been firecrackers?  Did other residents also hear them?  At any rate, I hope it doesn't happen again and that someone will report it to the police if it does.  Too many people have guns who shouldn't!

MaryPage, I'm sorry to say that I have rarely seen a sunrise since we used to go tent camping when our boys were young and still loved to go with us.  I hope you got a good report from the spine doctor and are free to be you without further visits.

I'm off to bed shortly.  Sleep well, Buddies.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on April 15, 2016, 11:44:13 am
Sue a Thundershirt is a tight fitting  coat like shirt for dogs and cats  who are afraid of loud noises like Thunder,{MatchType} ({MatchType})

Here is an article from a e-magazine about Freckles (
Post by: MaryPage on April 15, 2016, 12:01:19 pm
Yes, daughter Debi's Bichon Pupper has one of those, Marilyn.

Celebrate!  Celebrate!  My physical therapist discharged me on Tuesday and my surgeon discharged me yesterday.  I am good to go.  It was a nine month long ordeal, but it is over.

News yesterday that son Chris has suffered a deep vein thrombosis.  Scary stuff.  He is the second of my sons to have that, as Rob had one several years ago.  Chris is the one who had a stroke a couple of years back.  Sometimes I feel younger than my children, but I definitely don't look younger.

Today is Kathryn's baby girl's due date.  She, Kathryn that is, or maybe I should say Baby as well, has been giving out false alarms every day for the last month, so we all yearn for her birthday asap.

Lovely, sunny, coolish day here on the bay.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on April 15, 2016, 01:12:33 pm
Great article, Marilyn!

Hopes for your new baby soon, MaryPage.

Nothing exciting going on here today - or planned for the weekend.  I hope everybody is doing well.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on April 15, 2016, 01:39:57 pm
Hi Gals,  Mary, did you ever find out what the noises in the night were?  Sure sounds scary. Hope your bridge was good last night.

Marilyn, I'm glad you have the thunder shirt for Freckles. It must be very comforting for them. None of my dogs has ever had an extreme fear of storms.  Princess was a little afraid, but was okay if she could be near us and away from the windows.  Bunny doesn't react unless there is a loud crash of thunder and lightening very nearby and then she wants to be on my lap, but we seldom have such things.

Sue, I hope you got your taxes out okay.  Ours were filed electronically about a month ago. Got their bill this week. Groan.

My neighbors invited me over last evening to play rummikube and visit with them. It was a nice spur of the moment thing. They knew John was out of town.  That was nice.

John gets home tomorrow. It hasn't been a very good tournament for him points wise, but he's had a nice time.

It's a beautiful sunny day here in mid 60's.  About the same as yesterday. I got the bird bath all scrubbed out and filled and picked up doggy do and watered a little, but that was all I had energy for.  I also took Bunny to the vet to be weighed. She has lost nearly a pound in spite of eating anything and everything.  She seems starved, so I've upped her food quantity some and see if she settles down a little.  This is new since the prednisone, but she is down to 1 pill every other day and I can't see any change.  I guess her body just isn't absorbing it.  So far though, she seems pretty much her normal self.  I do wish she could talk and could tell me if she feels better or worse.

MP, great that they've set you free medically!! ;)  Hope the baby arrives soon and safely.

Haven't heard much from Jeanne or Molly lately.  Time to report in gals.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on April 15, 2016, 02:20:18 pm
I've never found out anything about the noises in the night.  I've not found anybody else here who heard it.  So maybe I did just dream it, but.....   My partner and I had terrible cards last night.  I think we had 210 points total, while the other couple made two 700 rubbers.  I didn't even bother adding up their score.  LOL  Sorry John's not had a good tournament.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on April 15, 2016, 03:30:50 pm
Sitting in the parking lot of a bike store while Ray's inside.

Did K ever have the cataract surgery?  My memory is terrible.

I hope the baby decided to come out.

Beautiful here.  75 degrees and lovely.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on April 15, 2016, 03:42:00 pm
Jane do you mean Keith? He had his cataract surgery months ago.

Nothing much going on here today. I took Freckles and Keith for a walk this morning before lunch, washed my hair after lunch and just about ready to take Freckles for another walk. We are going to dinner with the usual Friday night crew. Maybe if I can talk Keith into it  we might go someplace different. It get monotonous going to the same place  every week and Keith always wants to eat the same thing, Chicken nachos Supreme split between us. Boring!!!.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on April 15, 2016, 06:09:22 pm
Thanks, Marilyn....I'd forgotten if he'd finally had the surgery.  It seemed he wasn't sure about it.

It would get very boring going to the same place and always eating the same thing.  We go to about 7 or 8 different places, and whoever is providing dessert that week selects the place.  It works fine.  Everybody pays for his own, of course.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Molly on April 15, 2016, 08:15:02 pm
Hi Sharon - Many thanks for thinking of me.  I've been busy getting ready for my son's visit tomorrow.  He called a couple of days ago to let me know he was coming to visit and stay overnight.  I bought some plants today which he can certainly help get in the ground as our season gets ready for some great weather.  Chaps will be transferred to Korea in early June, so the visit tomorrow will give us a good chance to spend some family time together before he has to focus on his next assignment.  His wife and daughter plan to visit him later in the year and perhaps some other relatives will travel with them, too.  Not me.  My international travel days are in the past.  Hope all is well with you and you're getting ready for a good weekend.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on April 16, 2016, 10:03:29 am
A beautiful Saturday here, and the spring plants are popping up with the warm temps...hostas coming up, daffs and tulips opening up, etc.  I love the springtime.

We were exhausted last night after a full day of being out and about.  We came home from friends after dinner out, and headed right to bed.  I think we were both asleep before our heads hit the pillows!

Post by: MaryPage on April 16, 2016, 11:13:40 am
STILL no baby.  Becky arrived in St. Louis yesterday for a long weekend with her two grandsons there.  They are Mateo, almost 3½, and Solo, almost 1.  Everyone here is poised in an alert flight pattern, waiting for a REAL signal to the effect that baby girl is on her way.

Emily is to finish her semester at Virginia Tech here in Alexandria on the 6th.  Becky is going to fly in to help her get home.  They will stay an extra week, and Becky is bringing a suitcase filled with books for Melissa's 3 children, which she will take back to Missouri filled with Emily's extra stuff.  Brilliant!  Two birds with one, as it were.  So Becky will be here to meet MaryZ on the 7th and join us for lunch at Sam's.  I had thought Debi would come to represent my family and be proof in the flesh that I really DO have one, but LO!  Steve's darling deceased Nonna came over here from the section of Italy that is almost Switzerland or the section of Switzerland that is almost Italy (actually, the extended family live in BOTH places), and Debi & Steve have been to visit them and been given the Royal Treatment several times.  So have Steve's mother and so has their daughter, Our Maria.  So when a cousin of Steve's mother's, who is in his eighties, decides to come for his one and only ever trip to the U.S., and to visit, with several younger members of the family, with Debi & Steve on the 7th, Debi owes it to them to give THEM the Royal Treatment!  They are putting them up at the gorgeous home of a friend of Maria's in Eastport.  So it was that Debi had to regret my invitation for her to meet MaryZ, but I enjoyed a surprise call from Becky asking if she could come for that!  Woo hoo!  You never know with this crazy clan.  But then again, I think that is true of every family.

A beautiful day here.  Absolutely spectacular.  Every day should be just like this one.  Hugs & kisses to all the dear Buddies from me, Marypage.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on April 16, 2016, 11:19:37 am
We're definitely looking forward to see you and yours, MaryPage.  I'll send you a number as soon as I can.  The most it would be is five.

It's another gorgeous weekend here - highs predicted in the 70s and lots of sunshine.  The flowers are gorgeous here, too.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Molly on April 16, 2016, 09:07:55 pm
Great visit earlier today with Chaps.  He originally planned to stay overnight, but received a call about his wife's Mom (who recently moved to a new area) and decided he would visit "both Mom's" in the same day.  So after visiting with me for a couple of hours, sharing lunch and some more conversation, he went outside to my yard to plant several beautiful bright red plants in my side yard.  They are lovely and visible from the side door.  Then off he went to visit my DIL's  Mom before returning to his home later tonight.  He brought his new Pup with him and we had fun together in the yard.  A few minutes after he left, Mohamed called and we talked about his end-of-semester work at the University AND his chores the past few weeks relocating to his new apartment.
He is one BUSY Fellow! 
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SCFSue on April 16, 2016, 11:48:38 pm
Today was Alex's 19th birthday so I got up early and drove up to B'Ham Southern.  We went to The Summit shopping area--ate a delicious lunch at Macaroni Grill (I'd eaten at the one in Montgomery while we lived at the farm).  Then we went to the movie to see the new Disney film about the little boy raised with wolves--I forget the story which was the inspiration for the film--I'm sure one of you will remember it.

The trip up and back is about 210 miles, so I am pooped and need to get to bed.  it sounds like all who've checked in today, had a good one. 

Post by: MaryPage on April 17, 2016, 08:24:23 am
Oh my, oh my!  I cut my teeth, as it were, on the Just So Stories and The Jungle Book and Kim and Stalky & Company and so on and on.  My family loved Kipling, and we could all chime in and recite Gunga Din and They're Hangin' Danny Deever in the Mornin'.

I remember as though it were yesterday when the first Jungle Book movie was made.  I think it was 1942, and I loved it so.  I did not care as much for the later Disney cartoon version.  It was just too bippity do dah kind of thing, which is alright if you like it.

But I adore Kipling, and am hoping this newest version of the much beloved Jungle Book will prove to be the best yet!  Color me a huge Kipling fan!

Have made sure each and every one of my grandchildren and great grandchildren have copies of the Just So Stories.  I got a big kick out of being told that last year when Melissa was in the hospital our then six year old Will pulled that out for his daddy to read to him at bedtime, and told Adam he wanted the story "about the camel who got hisself a hump!"  Love it!  My favorite was how the elephant got its trunk.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on April 17, 2016, 11:40:55 am
It's a beautiful day here.  I decided to get off my rear this morning.  So after I finished the laundry, I got in the car and drove over to the Sculpture Fields.  I could get some walking done by going to John's tree, and I wanted to see if it had leafed out.  The tree is doing quite well, and the tulip-shaped leaves showed up well against the blue sky (showing why the tree is called a "tulip poplar").  Of course, I was huffing and puffing, but used a cane, and didn't have any problems.

Until I got back home.  When I discovered I didn't have my driver's license.  I had put it in my pocket when I walked, so I'd have some ID with me.  Obviously, when I took my phone out of my pocket to take photos, the license came out, too, and fell on the ground.  ARGGGHHH!  What to do?!  Oh, well - I got back in the car and drove back to the Sculpture Fields and walked back to the tree.  Dear John had taken good care of me, and there was my license on the walkway, right in front of the tree.  Sighhhhhhhh.  I guess he wanted me to have more exercise than I'd planned - about twice as much.

But all is well now.  I posted a couple of picture on FB (I think) for those of you who are able to see them there.

Have a good Sunday afternoon.  I'm headed up to lunch.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on April 17, 2016, 01:29:57 pm
Hurrah for John still taking good care of you...and encouraging you to walk! ;D

Wonderful visit for Molly and her son...and puppy.

Still on Baby Alert, MP?  That's an ornery little rascal!!

Beautiful day here.  I went up to the Masons Pancake Breakfast and ate with Ray who was on the 10-12 and cleanup shift.  I came home, walked my mile and a half and got my meds in their little boxes for the next two weeks. 

I need to get to WalMart and buy some more Allegra.  I'm out of the samples the doc gave me. 

It's so dry here, I've watered the feont and have a new sprinkler going here in the back.  My old sprinkler wasn't working seems we need a new one every year. 

I'm on my back screened porch and the vet is in my neighbors' yard getting the bees situated for another year. 

Have a blessed Sunday,

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on April 17, 2016, 03:26:24 pm
MaryZ.  Now what name do you use in facebook. Wonder if I can get in yours.
That is good that where John's asses put, that it is in within walking distance. A good way to have you out walking.  Good that you went back quick and back tracked to find your license

It has, and still is just beautiful here right now and I have gotten back to my 4 miles a day walking and can already feel the difference.  Little to hot at the moment so will wait until about 6pm.  Head to the mall first to pick up some lighter weight and shorter pants. May even try a pair of the long shorts. What I have had are the short kind. Never will wear those again.

Jane I finely just went by what the guy told me to get out at Walmart drugs.  After the doctor gave me a prescription for my Allergies and the spray was $147 I decided to go his way. He is the head Pharmacist and it is what he now uses. The pill was same as Zyrtec and the nose spray was the new Rhinocort Allergy Spray. Both about $20 each. Took for 3 days and worked great. Not had to take any since. The spray did seem to make one a little funny feeling though for about a hour. I am sold on them
This weather should help some as I notice all the mold is off the trees now and the roof of my shed. That is what gets to me.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on April 17, 2016, 04:58:24 pm
Jeanne, glad you've gotten some relief from your allergies.  I'm Mary Zelle on Facebook.  I'll be happy to "friend" you.
Post by: MaryPage on April 17, 2016, 05:37:20 pm
If you get HBO, this is the night they are showing CONFIRMATION at seven Eastern Time.  All about Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas.  The critics are liking it.

I remember watching every moment of the real thing, a lot of it at work, where my boss was amused at my passion for it and sympathetic with my point of view.  I also kept a scrapbook about it, which is still in existence and very fat.  MaryZ, if you are the least bit interested, I will show it to you if you remember to ask me to.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Sandy on April 17, 2016, 05:46:54 pm
A terrible time in our history!    (again)

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on April 17, 2016, 05:50:31 pm
It is very warm here today 80° But onlyh for a couple of days then back to the cooler weather. Not much new, after church we ate lunch then i took
Freckles for a walk. Now she is sleeping  next to my chair here by the computer where  you would usually find her if I am in here.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on April 17, 2016, 06:23:53 pm
Sounds like a great day, Marilyn.

MaryPage, I remember it well, too.  I'll watch the program tomorrow.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on April 17, 2016, 06:53:08 pm
Hi Gals, Just now getting around to posting.  Went to SS & church and then the UMW hosted a lovely dinner for all the 70+ members of the congregation. This is the 2nd or 3rd time I've been. They had ham, sweet potato casserole, bean salad, green salad, rolls, and of course lots of desserts to choose from.  Since I got home, I've done 2 loads of laundry, organized my pills for the week, and then mostly played on the computer. 

14-yr. old grandson ran a half marathon today and did it in slightly under 2 hrs.  A 9 min. mile average.  He decided at Christmas he was going to do it and so had trained all semester. Unfortunately, he had been sick with some sort of bronchitis crud for 2 weeks, so probably didn't do as well as he might have. Still sounds impressive to me. No one else in the family ran with him, but  they were all there cheering him on.

Molly, I'm glad you got to spend some time with Chaps before he deploys.  If you remember, Brian was stationed there a couple years ago.  I hope you can Skype with him. It makes all the difference when they are  so far away.  We went over for Brian's promotion to Colonel, but it was a long hard trip, so understand your not going.  We wouldn't have except for his promotion.

Jeanne, I'm glad spring has arrived in IL.  It was even nice in Chicago and daughter Lori played golf yesterday.  Four miles a day is wonderful.  No wonder you are so healthy.

Mary, I'm glad John kept your license for you!  :)   Sounds like a nice walk.  His tree looks like it is doing well.

Jane, you're doing well with all your walking too.  I bet the Mason's brkfst was yummy.

Marilyn, you should put a link in here for the nice article about you and Freckles. I'm sure everyone would enjoy reading it.

MP, is the baby still refusing to come out and meet and greet?  All 3 of mine were late!  Sp frustrating.

Have a nice evening, everyone.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on April 17, 2016, 06:55:01 pm
I don't do it often but just had to take a Nap today. Slept one hour.

Mary Z. Yes I can get into you on Facebook but can't bring any photo up until you befriend me.  Please do that.  I don't use it that much but do like to see the people I know do somethings of interest.  Lots are sort of silly.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on April 17, 2016, 07:38:24 pm
Jeanne, I just sent you a friend request.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on April 17, 2016, 07:50:09 pm
Wow Jeanne. 4 miles a day is impressive. I only walk 1 and half and not always every day we are having more rain..lots pretty flowers..Mary, glad u found ur license....I finally was approved  for the veterans benefit my husband is still taking care of me to..sure miss him even tho it's been 3 years now...the ache never goes away.....for me..Hope all had a. Wonderful Sunday..I didn't go to church tonite..our pastor was showing more pictures of their Holy land trip...I already saw most of them....Hi to all..Darlene
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on April 17, 2016, 07:58:09 pm
Darlene, was it you that asked about a sleep aid?  Did you ever try melatonin?  It's nice to know that our guys are still taking care of us, isn't it.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on April 17, 2016, 09:30:17 pm
Sharon I did put the link here   but here it is again (

I usually get in anywhere from 5 miles to 7or 8 miles per day.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on April 17, 2016, 11:20:50 pm
If we take in all the time we are on our feet walking back and forth in the house. Around the grocery store and others I bet we could add another couple of miles.  I just have a route that I walk steady it can be about 2 mile long and then one has to walk back. I like to do it around 6:30pm . Some days if something on TV at 7pm then I cut it short.  Tonight Call the Midwife was on at 7pm so had to be home making it a shorter walk.
Post by: MaryPage on April 18, 2016, 09:54:17 am
MaryZ, your granddaughter lives near the neighborhood this morning's headline in our local paper is about.  It is also similar to your recent experience in the dead of night.

Eastport Residents Awakened By Gunfire is our headline.

Homes and vehicles were shot up at 4:11 a.m. Sunday morning. Apparently no one was injured and no one arrested.  Police are extremely concerned.  Three homes were damaged, as well as nine empty vehicles.

What next?  Very worrisome.  When young men have guns, they will find "fun" things to do with them.  Mischief after midnight.  Terrifying, really, when you think on it.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Molly on April 18, 2016, 12:20:16 pm
SHARON - Many thanks for your response.  Yes, I surely do recall when your Brian was stationed in the area where David will be headed in June and how tiring it was for you to travel there. It
reminded me of the flights I experienced when I taught in China many years ago.  I laugh at myself whenever I think of those experiences and recall that I felt like I would have to be carried off the plane!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on April 18, 2016, 12:22:16 pm
Good heavens, Marilyn, you are the winner in miles walked. I would love to be able to walk a mile again.  Sorry, I missed the link when you put it in the first time.

MP, there is way too much violence and guns today. Scares me to death.  I'm just so glad we live in a quiet, generally safe senior community. However, that doesn't mean it is immune to such things.
The baby's nursery is cute.

Darlene, the sleep therapist I went to said:  no caffeine after noon, no electronics within an hour of bedtime, get up and go to bed at the same time,  write down your worries and/or plans for the next day, so that you won't have to revisit them at bedtime.  I think melatonin works well occasionally but not every night.  My therapist didn't even want me to take that.  John takes a benedryl tablet when he travels and can't sleep.  All said however, I still have some sleepless nights.

Molly, I just saw your post. If you felt like that then, just imagine what it would be like now!!  :)

Hi to Mary, Sue, Jane, Jeanne and to whomever else pops in.  Sharon
Post by: MaryPage on April 18, 2016, 12:39:44 pm
Good grief, can you believe this?  I just read in the paper that Hayley Mills is 70 today.  Makes me wonder why I am still taking up space on this blue marble swinging in orbit around our star.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on April 18, 2016, 01:42:09 pm
I am not sleeping well for the last couple of nights. I spoke to my son Roger in California  on Monday, he is the one with cancer. The kidney cancer from a few years ago metastasized I don't remember if i told you all about that, Well anyway he has been on pill form chemo for over a years, The 10 tumors on his pancreas have made him type 2 diabetic about a year ago.  He was in the hospital last week over the weekend. He lost 30 lbs in 2 weeks. I don't think he has much time left and I can't stop thinking about him and praying for a miracle. He is 56 yrs old and one of the twins.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on April 18, 2016, 01:46:07 pm
Prayers for your son and you Marlyin. Darlene
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Post by: MaryPage on April 18, 2016, 03:02:33 pm
So sorry, Marilyn.  So sad.  Hoping for the best for your son and for you and the rest of his family.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Molly on April 18, 2016, 04:37:14 pm
MARILYN - I just read about your son and his health challenge and instantly began praying for him.  And you!  This type of challenge RE a loved one is intense and 24/7, but remember that your friends here are with you every step!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on April 18, 2016, 04:56:39 pm
Marilyn, I'm so very sorry. Prayers going out for you both and cyber hugs for you.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SCFSue on April 18, 2016, 05:25:47 pm
Marilyn, I'm so sorry to hear about Roger's cancer.  I am praying for good treatment and peace for him, his family, and you.

I'm off shortly to a light supper and meeting with my new athlete for the next year and maybe more depending on which year she is in.  She is a swimmer.

I'll post more later this evening.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on April 18, 2016, 05:52:26 pm
Marilyn....we'll all certainly hold Roger and his family in the LIGHT here.

Beautiful day here. Ray and I did housework this morning...I dust, he vacuums, and then we went out to the Golf Course and I drove the cart and helped him spot the ball.  Then out for a pizza for lunch and then home to read and relax.  We're to finally get some needed rain tomorrow night.  The ol' joints sure know a change is coming.

Darlene...glad you're over in the Hill Country and not around Houston.  They have been inundated with rain again, I saw on the news.

All these earthquakes around the world are scary, too. 

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: joyous on April 18, 2016, 06:11:26 pm
My heart goes out to you and the family. Such a young age, too. Pray for a miracle-----anything is possible with God.
Thinking of you and yours!  :smitten:
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on April 18, 2016, 06:45:04 pm
Marilyn, we'll all be holding you and Roger tight, with so much love.  {{{{{Marilyn and Roger}}}}}
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on April 18, 2016, 07:11:35 pm
Yes Jane. Most of flooding is around Houston..we got 3 inches today and more predicted..Darlene
Post by: MaryPage on April 18, 2016, 08:45:18 pm
The Cooper/Vanderbilt book arrived today, and I dropped everything else and started reading it.  I have to tell you, I am surprised at the sense of light and love that infuses it.  It is a precious book, a lovely book, an extremely well written book, and leaves a sense of a beautiful experience after finishing it.
Post by: MaryPage on April 19, 2016, 09:37:30 am
Good Morning, Dear Buddies!

I have just broken my fast with a bowl of steelcut oatmeal with frozen blueberries and half & half.  My decaf has a little caramel creamer added.  Feeling great!

Greg will pick me up in a little while and take me over the bay to Chestertown.  He will return me late this afternoon.  It is a beautiful day out of doors.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on April 19, 2016, 01:31:16 pm
A cold, rainy day here...much needed rain...and a chance to stay in and read!

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on April 19, 2016, 01:50:18 pm
Beautiful day here on the left coast at °63, the  weather is terrific, Keith Freckles and I went for a walk will the bread machine was working for the first hour. Our walk lasted about 20 minutes. I usually take Freckles for a walk  after I get the machine going as there is plenty of time for a walk before i take the dough out  and set it aside until. the oven heats up.

Things are moving right along with the wedding plans. My friend Leslie is handling just about all of the details.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on April 19, 2016, 04:41:43 pm
Sounds like everyone has had a good day, one way or the other.  Mine was mixed.  I went to the spine dr. and he said that the only way to actually fix my spine was to fuse it and put in a rod and screws, etc. That surgery only has a 50/50 chance of helping, so he was not recommending it. He recommended meeting with the pain specialists to see if they thought the nerve ablation would work, so am waiting for them to call me with an appt. date.  He said the plastic discs that can sometimes be put in wouldn't work because I would need three and in the US they only will do 1 and even Germany won't do more than 2. It's a case of needing all 3 to make a difference. Also, he said mine are too greatly degenerated to be able to do it anyway.

Anyway, after that, I went to lunch at a Greek cafe and had a gyro & greek salad. That was good. From there, I went to the nursery to get flowers for my pots.  I will try to get at least half of them done tomorrow, maybe all if I'm lucky and not hurting too bad.

And now the landscapers have finally come around and done the first mowing, edging, & trimming of the season.  I was so glad to see that. The grass is trying to green up but the brown on top was making it look really bad.  Much better now.

Darlene, glad you are getting rain but not floods. We need rain badly now. We're -4" already.

Jane, I hope the joints aren't causing you too much trouble.  I also talked to my dr about getting stem cell injections in my knees. That is a possibility, but I'm currently focused on my back.

Hi to all.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on April 19, 2016, 05:04:17 pm
Sharon, I'm sorry you didn't get better news from the spine doctor.  But I hope the nerve ablation or something else will give you some relief.  The gyro and Greek salad sounds great.  I went to a Mexican restaurant yesterday and got ceviche.  I just love it and rarely have the chance to get some.  It was listed on the menu as an appetizer, but it was in a huge bowl, and I was able to eat only half of it.  I brought the rest home and had it for lunch today.  Yum

Marilyn, glad the plans are going well.  It sounds like you're going to have an "event", and I'm sure it will be lovely.

Molly, glad you got to spend some time with Chaps before he heads off for Korea.

Darlene, glad you're not getting the floods that Houston is.  I heard from a dear friend there, and they're still above water, fortunately.

I got my car back this morning, and it's nice to have the old gal back.  I enjoyed the 2015 model with it's back-up camera, etc.  But my Altima is more comfortable and "fits" me better.  Nothing else going on here today.

BTW, there was a good article in the Nashville paper about our Sculpture Fields.  Here's a link if you'd like to read it.  The large sculpture pictured at the top of the article is not at the park
Post by: MaryPage on April 19, 2016, 07:30:06 pm
Oh Sharon, I am so sorry you are going through this.  Is this what they want to do next?
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SCFSue on April 19, 2016, 11:03:12 pm
Good evening, Buddies.  I did some laundry this morning and walked in my neighborhood.  I fixed and ate lunch, then went to the library to pick up new books.  So of course, I had to lie down to start reading one of the new ones.  I've found a very funny Australian author, Graeme Simsion.  Last week I read his The Rosie Project.  It was so funny I laughed aloud while reading it.  So when I went back to the library yesterday, I checked out his sequel, The Rosie Effect and it is equally funny.  I have read about half of it and laughed a lot.  Don Tillman is a brilliant, awkward genetics professor and he meets Rosie in the first book and marries her in the second.  Most of the laughs come from the way Don misunderstands "normal" people.  He takes most things said in his presence very literally--and it causes lots of goofs. 

About 4:00, I showered and dressed for our annual MOAA dinner where we presented awards to the outstanding ROTC members from Auburn U, Tuskegee U, Auburn H.S., Tuskegee H.S., and high schools from other nearby counties as well as a male military school.  Some of the outstanding grads were women, which is always nice.  All these kids will probably receive ROTC scholarships to colleges.  I had salmon and pecan pie for dinner which was excellent, but the salad and veggies, not so much.  I noticed that most of the kids ate quite a bit of everything!

It's bedtime for me, so I'll say goodnight, All Buddies, and whoever else is looking in.

Post by: MaryPage on April 20, 2016, 07:31:24 am
Sounds a bit like Doc Martin on PBS.  Probably has Asperger's Syndrome.  Yes, when they take things literally, it can be terribly funny and makes you realize how very many idioms we use in our language on a daily basis.

Yesterday, Greg picked me up and took me to Chestertown, where I caught up from October through December with the books.  The ride through the blooming springtime there and back was lovely.  I will go again in a couple of weeks and try to get things up to date and close out our March 31st fiscal year.

Today, son Rob, my eldest, comes to take me to lunch.  Tomorrow he heads off on another trip in some far flung place.  Robby generally takes "adventure" trips.  You know, climbing a mountain or exploring the Amazon;  that sort of thing.  Me, I am just trying to figure out what sort of lunch menu adventure I want!  Possibly the Blackwall Hitch, as I haven't been there yet.
Post by: MaryPage on April 20, 2016, 08:43:50 am
I should bring you up to date on Our Bella, who is 13 now.  She has learned to be a coxswain, and took part in a regatta in Easton over the weekend.  Her skull came in second, beating out even one all male team!  I am told it was very exciting.  Bella's crew were all much older than she, but she walked beside them and called out the numbers as they lifted and carried their skull to the water.  Then she steered the boat to an almost victory, while calling out the cadence.  Wow!

She has also been admitted to Garrison Forest School in Owings Mills for next fall.  She will be a boarder in this all girls academy.

Kathryn called again last night to say she will enter the hospital on Thursday night by appointment (if nothing happens before then) and be induced.  That probably means her baby girl will have an April 22nd birthday.

And Emily will finish at Virginia Tech on the 6th of May and stay with us here for a week before heading back to Missouri.  I think I have already told you that, but I forget these things these days, so please forgive!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 20, 2016, 09:23:16 am
It is always exciting to read about Bella's achievements. I bet you are all proud of her. Does she still keeps a diary? She seemed to have your talent for descriptive writing.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on April 20, 2016, 09:25:36 am
MP, yes, that article is one I had printed out to ask questions about. It is exactly what he suggests.

Glad the baby is finally going to arrive. Wow, Bella is something else!  What a girl!

My cleaning girl is here today and in a few minutes, I am going out to start planting. Don't know how much I will get done though.

Sue, the books sound like fun.

Have a good day everyone.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on April 20, 2016, 09:51:30 am I posted to you on F'book, a friend went to Mayo in Rochester, the "Mecca" for serious health issues in this part of the country, and he said her back would require steel rods and whatever, be a year recovery at best, and no assurance it would work.  He would not recommend, and sent her to Pain Management.

MaryPage...good to get little girl moving.  The docs induced my great niece when things got too crowded in there for the twins, but they then came naturally and she didn't need the c-section though they were prepared for that.    Hurrah for Bella!
Marilyn....planning seems to be on track for you. really do a lot for the women athletes and military in your area. 

Maryz....nice article.

Hi, So P Bubble!

It's to be another rainy afternoon here, which we need, and I'm hoping to be playing bridge.  The joints are still a bit unhappy, but that's always true with these weather fronts coming through.  Our lawn man was here Monday afternoon and blew out the leaves, edged and mowed for the first time.  Things are really "greening" up and buds on everything, which also has us all sneezing and coughing!  Ahhhh...spring!  :2funny:

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on April 20, 2016, 01:11:45 pm
MaryPage, glad to hear about Bella and rowing (sculling).  You may remember, John was an avid rower - not competitive, though.  It's great exercise.  Two of my swimming buddies have granddaughters who are getting college scholarships for their academics AND their rowing - one at Alabama and one at Boston College.  Glad they're going to do something about getting that girl to show up.  She's obviously going to have a mind of her own - not that that would be unusual in your family.  LOL

Another lovely day here again - prior to the rain coming in tomorrow.  After all these years, my joints are finally beginning to tell me about weather changes.  My "worse" knee is giving me enough trouble that I'm going to ask my rheumatologist to inject it before this upcoming trip.  Today was just a swimming day - nothing else.  I'll just enjoy it.

Hugs to all the Buddies!

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SCFSue on April 20, 2016, 10:29:41 pm
MaryPage, you're right, the hero had Asperger's.  He is a genius of sorts and knows lots of irrelevant information and is annoying as well as very interesting and loyal to his friends.  I enjoyed both these books although they were different from much fiction I see at the library.  And Bella never ceases to amaze!  Good for her.

Mary, I remember how often John rowed and officiated at rowing events on the river.  I didn't realize Alabama had a rowing team--and female at that!  I guess if you're getting rain tomorrow, we may also.  It's OK with me as I'm playing bridge with lunch out first.  We're playing at "Chicken Salad Chick", a locally owned restaurant.  The owner started out very small, but has opened several stores/restaurants and the chicken salad is great--as well as soups.

Jane, sorry about the rain and the aches and pains it brings.  Did you get to play bridge today?  If so, I hope the cards went your way.

Sharon, I know you mentioned it before, but what are you planting and I'm assuming it's in your lovely large containers out front?  I hope your cleaning lady did a great job for you.  You are fortunate to have her.  Anything new with Ms. Frances?

Hi Bubble, it's nice to see you here today, too.  Come back soon.

Bedtime is coming near, so will sign off for this evening.  I'd sure like to hear from GinnyAnn, Diane, Molly, and others who haven't been posting.


Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on April 20, 2016, 11:07:57 pm
Sue, I hope you get some rain and good cards tomorrow.  We have a Chicken Salad Chick here, too - it may be a regional chain.  I've never been there, though. 

Sleep well, Buddies!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on April 21, 2016, 11:01:18 am
Yes, I think Chicken Salad Chick's is a chain.  I had take out from there in Tallahasseee. It was good.

Sue, yes, I am planting my pots.  I have a yellow hibiscus in 2 of my pots + a variety of other fillers--angilonica (sp?), some white and purple viney flowers, some Sun Patiens, etc. In back, I also have a variety of different annuals. I still have those to plant.  I'm heading to the grocery soon and then a haircut at 3:00. When I get back from that, the sun should be off the patio, so I can work on my pots there.

Jane, I was glad to hear that Mayo's didn't recommend the surgery either.  I only know 2 people who have had that surgery and both of them are worse off now than before.

It's very overcast and about 70 some today. Rain predicted tomorrow. I do hope we get a good amount. We sure need it.

Mary, I remember that John enjoyed rowing and being on the water.

Not much else going on here. Hope you all are having a good day.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on April 21, 2016, 11:10:49 am
That must be a Southern chain...nothing like that around here that I've seen.

We're to have our third day of rain...but that's ok.  I need to get some "inside" stuff accomplished and it's easier on a rainy day, for me.  We should get a walk in, though, before the rains return here about 2:00 according to the radar. 

Ray's been putting some bird away stuff on our porch light. Every year a bird tries to build a nest there, and it's right by our front door. VERY annoying to have a bird flying at you every time you open the front door!  We got some sort of stuff from the "wild life" guy, and I hope it works.  I'm tired of knocking down all the nest building stuff every day and sweeping it away!

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on April 21, 2016, 12:50:48 pm
Jane.  let me know if that works on the birds.  I have a 29 ft. porch with a roof above.  Birds always start building nest about the end of March. I put screen wire in the gutters but they still seem to find a way. I climbed up yesterday and cleaned 4 big nests out . turned the sreeen wire the other way. Will put moth balls in . They are such a trouble.  They don't make the gutter screens for my kind of awning.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on April 21, 2016, 02:06:20 pm
We did a mile walk in this morning....slow with my gimpy knees and hips, but we did it.  We then tackled the linen closet upstairs that is very nice size with lots of shelves...and so becomes an easy place to put everything.  We took things out and organized all the stuff...and threw away a garbage bag full of expired meds and whatever.  It looks so much better now and I can find the dental stuff or the bandaids or the thermometers, etc. 

This afternoon, I want to do the bathroom vanity and finish up a load of laundry.  I saw on Pinterest that it's good to wash towels in hot water with a cup of white vinegar to get out the soap or detergent buildup.  It's suppose to revive the absorbancy of the towels.  I ise white vinegar instead of fabric softener to get soap residue out, but am going all out on this load of towels. 

I'm also going to be needing to switch clothes around...put the turtlenecks and heavier jeans in the extra closet and get out the capri length pants and teeshirts.  It's SPRING!   :2funny:
Post by: MaryPage on April 21, 2016, 03:29:18 pm
Does the vinegar (white, of course!) go in the wash water or the rinse water?
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on April 21, 2016, 04:04:57 pm
Mary Page the vinegar goes in the rinse water.

I vacuumed today, at least the bigger part of the house, i didn't do the family room or upstairs because there is all kinds of stuff stacked around from Keith's office, hopefully we will get all that moved out of sight before the company starts arriving next month.

I also got one walk in with Keith and Freckles this morning, had lunch, and shampooed my hair. I will get in another walk in just a little while.
Post by: MaryPage on April 21, 2016, 04:10:10 pm
Thanks, Marilyn.  Sunday is wash all the towels day, and if my creaky old so called mind still has this information then, I am going to try it!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SCFSue on April 21, 2016, 10:47:26 pm
Hi Buddies, I slept until 8:30 this morning and piddled around getting breakfast and reading the paper, but had time for a good walk before my shower and dressing for bridge at 11:00.  I chose a cup of potato soup and a half chicken salad sandwich for lunch at Chicken Salad Chick.  I didn't realize it might be a chain.  It was started here by a youngish widow (less than 40) in a small shop which just sold her chicken salad, but has grown into a  restaurant with lots of dining area and a dining room where we could play 2 tables of bridge.  I had good cards today and won 75 cents for second place.  This is a bridge club with friends from church and one Catholic friend.  I was so happy to see her today.  Terri is my friend who had a major stroke about a month ago.  She is definitely back to normal now, thank goodness!

This evening after the church supper, a member who is a lawyer reviewed Alabama laws about death matters.  Very interesting and although I've already researched much of it, I learned a few things.  One thing I need to do is copy the material Tim and I have talked about and send a copy to Bill and Jon. They need to be kept into the loop, too.  We also received a form from our pastors to fill out if we wish about which scripture we'd like used and also which music.  I got an extra form and I'll discuss it with Minnie tomorrow during our weekly visit.  She told me a few weeks ago that she wanted all 6 verses of "Amazing Grace" sung at her funeral.

I hope you've all had a good night and will rest well tonight.

Goodnight, my dear Buddies.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 22, 2016, 02:33:06 am
Going over a carpet with a cloth damped in vinegar will revive faded colors.  Especially on Persian carpets.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on April 22, 2016, 09:28:04 am
Quotefrom Marilyn: Mary Page the vinegar goes in the rinse water.

NOT  for this method on the towels.  The problem is the buildup IN the towels, so the white vinegar is a cup INSTEAD of soap or detergent and hot water.  I put a cup of white vinegar in the soap dispenser [and I always add a smaller amount to the "fabric softener" cup for all my laundry.]

Good tip, So P Bubble, and it is great for spots on regular carpet, too, and cleaning off hard water deposits on chrome faucets, etc.  Lots of good uses and it's a cheap cleaner.  I use it on my swiffer pads for a quick wash on my kitchen vinyl floor.

We're off today for our day in the "city."

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on April 22, 2016, 01:04:11 pm
Hi Gals, I use vinegar in my towel rinse cycle also but hadn't thought of doing a wash cycle of it only. Will have to try it.

Yesterday was a long hard day for me. I went to the grocery, came home & put stuff away and then went to get my hair cut. It's a little shorter than I would like, but it grows so fast, it will soon be where I want it.  Then I came home and took a pain pill and finished planting flowers in the patio pots.  They look so nice and I'm so glad they are done. I was ready to drop by the time I finished. John carried all my tools, bench, excess potting soil, etc back around to the garage and then carried all the trash (flowers and soil) & put it out on a pile behind our garden.

Today, I've done a load of laundry and putzed around a bit, but not planning on doing anything too energetic.  Hope you are all doing well. Jane, I hope your joints are getting better by today. We have rain today, so I've got plenty of extra aches and pains too.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on April 22, 2016, 05:38:10 pm
Freckles and I went on a Therapy dog visit to the hospital this afternoon.

I wash our jeans in only vinegar in the wash cycle. I don't use soap because the soap fades the color. My jeans are dried over the shower rod in the the bathroom, Keith's Levis go in the dryer.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on April 22, 2016, 06:30:15 pm
Yes, they do say that good expensive Jeans should not be washed in a modern Wash machine or put into a dryer.  Not made to be worn just one time and then washed. I use to have lots of those. Did they call them Stretcher. Wire things that dried your jeans on.  I don't wear them as often now. Have a pair on today. feel good.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SCFSue on April 22, 2016, 10:44:10 pm
We had rain off and on today until about 4:30, so I didn't get any yard work done today.  I did work at the church 9-12 and then had lunch with Ard.  Afterwards, I put gas in my car and visited Minnie.  Today was not a good day for her, so I didn't stay too long.  She had a broken molar earlier in the week and had to have it removed, so was still having pain with that--although the nurses on duty gave her pain meds on schedule.

I didn't get a nap, but am reading a Margaret Truman murder mystery, so enjoyed my afternoon.  Not a very exciting day, but I am enjoying the book.

I hope you all sleep well this evening.  I'm planning on it--Tim has asked me not to take my allergy pill, so I left it off last night and was able to sleep without coughing.  He'd read an article that said cetirizine (generic for Zyrtec) has been found to cause a bit of loss to one's memory.  I hope NOT.  I need all the memory I have!

Title: AVA
Post by: MaryPage on April 23, 2016, 02:02:25 pm
Our new baby girl has a name.  She is Ava Mason Windsor.  I am pleased they chose my maiden name to be her middle name.  That ties her in to her ancestry and makes her a Virginian.  You know what they say:

"To be a Virginian either by Birth, Marriage, Adoption, or even on one’s Mother’s side, is an Introduction to any State in the Union, a Passport to any Foreign country and a Benediction from Above."

So this little honey chile is a Virginian on her Mother's side!  Kathryn also has Mason as her middle name.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on April 23, 2016, 02:41:02 pm
I love the name Ava.  Nice and short and also can't be called anything else.  Back in years past. My time and before me in the UK.  Very seldom did you get a middle name . It was usual to use your mother maiden name for it.  Then to use your Maiden name before your married name once married.  Did have one girl friend though. They Named her Dillis,Deloris, Diana Deere.  I can always remember her. They must have wanted to please a lot of family members.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on April 23, 2016, 03:10:36 pm
MaryPage, I'm glad your beautiful Ava has finally put in an appearance.  She's obviously going to have a mind of her own - but then I'm sure that's true of all your wonderful family.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SCFSue on April 23, 2016, 09:58:47 pm
Hi Buddies.  I was up about 8:00 this morning, had a leisurely breakfast, took a 20 minute walk, and then went to Ace Hardware to get 2 large flats of Marigolds.  One flat was of large bloomed yellow marigolds and the second was the smaller bloomed multi-colored oranges.  I planted all of them this morning--and it took quite a while.

Ethel and I had planned to go to lunch about noon, but I didn't finish the planting until 12:30, so called her to ask if we could meet about 1:30 at Panera bread.  I jumped in the shower and washed my hair, used a fingernail brush on my fingernails as they were filled with black dirt.  I managed to get down to Panera Bread before she did.  The traffic was terrible.  Kenny Chesney was performing tonight at the football stadium and lots of his fans were driving all over town.  So far I haven't heard anything.  Sometimes when they have those big speakers on, you can hear them here at my house.  This morning's paper said that 57,000 tickets had been sold in advance and there is lots more room if people were seeking tickets today.

Since coming home from our late lunch, I've walked another 30 minutes and have been reading and have finished Margaret Truman's murder mystery.  So now, before bedtime, I'm looking for something else to start.  I have 2 library books I haven't read yet, so one of them might suit this evening.

I hope all are well, feeling good, and having a nice Saturday.  We had a beautiful day, lots of sunshine and temps in the high 70's.  I feel pretty good about the planting I finished today.  Now I need to get started on the weeds coming up everywhere!

Sleep well, Buddies.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on April 23, 2016, 10:13:33 pm
I see I haven't posted today. Not much new here, it is raining off an on here today. , Freckles and I went to the dogs park left when it started to rain; we hadn't gone 3 blocks when it stopped. As soon as we got back home I took her for a walk.

Have any of you eaten the Birds Eye steamers?  I fixed the Roasted Red Potatoes with string beans, that had olive oil and seasoning. i just cooked it in the microwave right in the package. they sure tasted yummy with the Breaded curry chicken I cooked in my Nu wave oven.

MaryPage little Ava is a doll.

I have been unable to reach anyone at Roger's house. I called his job Thursday and they told me he had been pout a few days sick. But  I can't get anyone there to answer  the calls or texts.  I am very worried about him I texted my daughter, his twin, and she  didn't even acknowledge that. I feel like I am being shut out. I  sent a message to my grand daughter in law on Facebook and she  didn't respond either.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SCFSue on April 23, 2016, 10:25:19 pm
Marilyn, I'm praying you hear something soon.  I know it is distressing.  Big hugs to you.  I know you love Roger with all your heart and that it hurts not to hear.

Post by: MaryPage on April 24, 2016, 12:09:34 am
Marilyn, I use those steamers all the time. 

I am thinking about you in your great distress, and hoping you will have news, and good news, very soon.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on April 24, 2016, 10:21:46 am
I've also used the steamers.  I hope someone will let you know about Roger and his health.

Beautiful day here yesterday, and it looks like a repeat today, until the rains come. 

Nothing planned...relax and enjoy the day.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on April 24, 2016, 04:20:22 pm
I also like the steamers.  Marilyn, I'm praying you will hear from or about Roger very soon. God knows you love him and is watching over him for you.

At SS today, I think I learned more than my kids.  If you remember, I've mentioned a pastor's son who was so inattentive and distracting in my class.  Today when he walked in, he had on shorts for the first time that I've seen him.  He has a prosthetic leg!!  I felt so humbled that I had judged this child who has such a challenge. I'm sure that is why he feels he needs extra attention.  His parents adopted him from Russia or the Ukraine. That is probably why he was up for adoption. Bless this couple for adopting and caring for him, knowing he had such a disability. I'm sure he would never have gotten a prosthesis over there. He walks and handles it beautifully. With long pants on, you would never know.

I decided this week that I would quit teaching SS because of the strain on my back sitting in small chairs and having to move around a lot. I still need to inform the other teacher and the pastor though.

I did practically nothing yesterday and have hurt so much ever since I planted the flowers.  I still have 3 small impatiens to plant by my sunroom. I guess I will try to go out and do it after bit.

Sue, your marigolds sound pretty.  Are you ever bothered by rabbits?  Are they rabbit proof? Ms Frances has a small bed in front of her house that she likes flowers in, but everything that has been planted has been decimated by the rabbits.  You got a lot done yesterday.

The weather has been gorgeous this weekend. We got about .3" of an inch of rain Friday, but that wasn't even a good start on what we need.  No rain forecast through next Thurs.

My appt at the pain specialist is in 2 weeks. I will see then what he recommends.

Mary Page, I thought I had posted a reply about your gorgeous baby Ava, but I guess it went into cyber space.  Anyway, I'm so glad she finally decided to make her debut.  She hardly looked like a newborn.  Nice to have your family name continued.  I wish that someone would continue my maiden name, as my nephews who have no boys are the last to bear the name, but Fordyce would be a rather strange 2nd name.

Ginny, I do wish you would come in and post. We'd like to hear how you're doing.  Diane, you as well.

Hi to everyone I didn't mention.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Molly on April 24, 2016, 08:01:10 pm
SHARON - After I read your comments RE your withdrawing from teaching SS, I wondered if it would be possible for you to request a different chair to sit in?  One with wheels and a strong back support which would allow you to move around when you needed to, but would be comfortable for you.  I recall a few years ago changing chairs in the SS which I attended and it made a huge difference for my back - less strain and easy mobility.

RE rabbits in the yard:  Would it be possible for Miss Frances to arrange to have different flower pots in her front yard to hold whatever plants she might enjoy.  I learned at my son's house when we first relocated here years ago that the there were often Rabbis wandering around and I did NOT want them to damage the plants I'd placed in the ground.  After purchasing some attractive tall pots and had the plants arranged in them we enjoyed them for the season.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on April 25, 2016, 10:41:44 am
Re: the rabbits, that is what I do, put my flowers in big pots. However, Ms Frances, for whatever reason has resisted that suggesstion. I guess at age 98, she has a right to her own opinion, but it is frustrating to see the flowers devoured year after year.

As to the chair, there doesn't seem to be any available. Also, I have IBS and a tremor which entered into my decision. I had to leave the kids alone while I went to the bathroom yesterday. I was worried to death what they would get into, but they were angels and continued playing the trivia game on the CD that I had started for them.

I've been out and planted the 3 impatiens and watered some other flowers and brought in the hummer feeders and have made some new food for them. I've also stripped the bed and have the sheets in the washer.  Not a lot of work but probably all I will get done! My back is hurting and I'm out of breath.  It's not fun to get old.

I hope you all have a good day. It's lovely here.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on April 25, 2016, 02:57:11 pm
Marypage. Beautiful baby. Love the name..Marlyin hope your son is better...I have been honey for 4 days to visit sons..then when got home went to a funeral of a dear friend of here has been nice. But warming  up...Hi to all the buddies...I need to get some washing done...Darlene
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on April 25, 2016, 02:58:14 pm
Don't know where that honey came in. Meant been gone.  Lol. Darlene
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on April 25, 2016, 03:56:10 pm
Roger called me and he is feeling better this week, He had a fever last week of 103° for several days. The Dr. put him on antibiotics and it finally broke. He is back at work today. His cancer Dr. at University of San franciscco said he should have been on those when he was hospitalized two weeks ago. I am so relieved that I heard from  him.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on April 25, 2016, 05:02:37 pm
Marilyn, I'm so glad you heard from him and that he is doing better. How awful not to know what is going on.  Sending a big hug!  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on April 25, 2016, 05:30:29 pm
Sharon. to me it seems like you try to do to much in one day.  When you get to hurting. Take a rest.  You are not that old yet.  My saying now to myself is. What I can't get done today will get done tomorrow.  Works.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on April 25, 2016, 07:02:55 pm
Sharon, sorry your back pain has been keeping you from your activities.  I hope the pain doc can help.

Marilyn, glad you finally got to talk to Roger and hear directly from him how he's doing.

Good to hear from Darlene and Jeanne and Molly and everybody else.

I haven't written for a couple of days, I think. Margaret came over for a little bit yesterday.  She brought some deck hangers and some hanging baskets (fuscias, Mandeville, Boston fern), some impatiens on a deck box, and some wonderful fresh spinach/lettuce salad, AND some just picked asparagus.  So delicious to eat raw. We went out for Mexican.  Then today, Jean and her friend came over for a while.  I took them to eat at a local burger joint (yum), and then we went to the Sculpture Fields to check on John's tree.  It's still doing well.  Jean had gotten some bulbs, and planted them around the base of the tree.  Of course, they may not survive and/or the arborists at the park may not want them there, but it made her feel good - and that's what counts.  It's been a gorgeous day, and the gals enjoyed walking around the park and looking at the sculpture - while I waited in the car.  Jean got us some wonderful ice cream at Brusters.  She also brought some plant hangars and a lovely copper wind catcher for the deck.  Needless to say, I had just some of that wonderful salad for my supper tonight.

Another busy day tomorrow.  I'm going to get a steroid injection in my knee, then meeting a friend for lunch and to go to see The Jungle Book.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on April 26, 2016, 03:19:48 am
Mary, you have been busy. What wonderful gifts for your patio/ porch. I bet it looks spectacular. Would love to see a picture.  Jean had a nice idea with the bulbs. I love spring bulbs.  I hope your steroid injection helps your knee.  I am thinking about having stem-cell injections in mine, but not immediately.

It is 3 AM and here I am on the computer!  I haven't had a sleepless night for a while, but sure haven't been able to drop off tonight.  Tomorrow, I have an appt with the audiologist to have my hearing aids checked.  It is a new one, as Hear USA sold their franchises in Charlotte. I don't know if I will continue there or not. I will decide after I meet with them tomorrow.  It is not a very convenient location. Almost 20 miles from here.

Hi to Sue, Jeanne, Darlene, Jane, Molly, Marilyn and everyone else.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on April 26, 2016, 10:37:47 am
Marilyn...glad Roger called you.

Darlene...glad you had a great visit.

We have phone and internet back.  Late Sunday night the pole in front of our neighbors went down....rotted, I guess, as no evidence of a car hitting it.  I'd seen the police cars and officers out with flashlights....but pole looked broken off from the bottom.  Finally have new pole in and we're connected to the world again!

Doc appt for Ray today is all on our plan.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on April 26, 2016, 11:36:25 am
Good morning everyone, We didn't sleep well last night either, It seemed like the cats wanted to go our one at a time  just about the time  sleep seemed possible another cat wanted to either go out or come in.

Today we will be going to the bank to deposit the check from the title company, Keith has been sitting on it but I just told him he better get it deposited. We also have to go to the county seat to get the marriage license this week or next. Hoping to have another car by then.
Post by: MaryPage on April 26, 2016, 05:49:52 pm
Another one of those perfectly splendid spring days here in Annapolis.  The daughter of one of my beloved first cousins came over from Bethesda and took me to lunch.  Such fun!  The time sped by much too fast.  Her father, my cousin, died in 2006 within months of Bob.  Her mother just last October. 

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on April 26, 2016, 06:44:19 pm
Now don't the cats have Litter boxes. Never heard of having to get up to let cats go outside.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on April 26, 2016, 07:00:52 pm
There are two litter boxes, they do use them  but they still want to go outside, They start scratching at the sliding door in the bedroom at ALL  hours. Sometimes they scratch the  door molding and  we are going to have to replace some of it  eventually. ne cat peed on  Freck;les bed right in front of m,e and also in the bed that is in  Freckles crate.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Sandy on April 26, 2016, 07:16:46 pm
It sounds to me like 
"The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum"!
(as most cats do!) !
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on April 26, 2016, 09:28:38 pm
LOL Sandy, yep it sure does.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on April 27, 2016, 12:08:45 pm
Good morning everyone, Today I ahve a couple of errands to run, go to the Farm Store (Grange) to buy Dog food. To my frined house to try on the shoes she bought for  my wedding, stop and drop off papers at the accountant for Keith and Tai Chi practice this afternoon. I was hoping to get into the chiropractor today but no appointment available until Friday Morning.

Tomorrow the Furry Friend humans  are getting a special price on a tour of thenew History Museum after our monthly meeting. I am looking forward to that.

I had to order another wristband that holds my Fitbit Flex in position as the one I have split right were the device fits into the band. I wear it 24/7 except in the shower, it logs my steps and my sleep, how many times I am awake or restless during the night. My computer reads it right off my wrist due to a little thing that is plugging into my computer. Or it can be read by Bluetooth on my tablet or phone. I also log my food on the website and this keeps me accountable for my intake of food and water. I have maintained by weight for 2 years now at 147.0 lbs. that is after gaining back 7 lbs of the 40 that I originally lost.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on April 27, 2016, 01:02:04 pm
You're to be congratulated on holding your weight, Marilyn. I have done nothing but put on pounds. The cortisone this past month has just made it worse. Without exercise, it is really difficult to keep the lbs off.  You've really been running around today.

Mary Page, your luncheon sounds delightful. So nice to see family, especially extended family that you don't see often.

It's a gorgeous day here too, but I am hurting so bad!  I just took a tramadol. I went to bridge and lunch earllier and had intended to go to the grocery, but don't think I'm going to be able to make it. My legs are both weak and hurting, along with everything else.  Tomorrow I have an appt with my cardiologist.

Hi to you all.  Sharon
Post by: MaryPage on April 27, 2016, 03:59:13 pm
Drab grey day here today, with drizzle.  No matter, my heart sings on a high note and feels full of sunshine.  Chip took me on an excursion to Homestead Gardens this morning:  my very favorite place in this whole wide world, I think.  Or certainly nearly so. 

We usually go on or about the first of May, and never before that date.  But what with MaryZ and 4 of her nearest and dearest dropping in on May 7th, I wanted to make sure my blue pots were full of geraniums to greet them.  The pots are gorgeous in and of themselves, but are over the top when pretty blossoms are bobbing their heads off inside of them.

I bought only the "Zonal" species, as I have found them to be far and beyond every other in amount of blooming and length of endurance.  I strongly recommend these to you above all other geraniums.

I bought mostly the color Americana Salmon.  That was Bob's favorite, and I must say it goes best with the blue of the pots.  I also bought a few other pastel shades to mix in and make a contrast:

Moonlight Pink Eye  (a shocking pink with varied eye)
Moonlight Lavender (a true lavender and too lovely for words)
Pinnacle Apple Blossom  (a pale, pale true pink)
Pinnacle Pink  (a pink in between Pink Eye & Apple Blossom)

So I dove in the closet for my box of surgical plastic gloves and got the five big pots on the kitchen deck planted this afternoon.  Tomorrow I will start to plant the 16 pots on the bayside deck.  Actually, we need to go to Home Depot for some more trolleys (they are too expensive at Homestead), and I'll pick up more plants there, as I find I miscounted and we are two short.  Which is okay.

I get so excited at plant the garden time every year.  Mebbe if reincarnation is true, I'll not come back as a red headed opera singer after all.  It would be far more tranquil to be a landscape architect!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on April 27, 2016, 04:11:58 pm
I'm so honored to be getting to commune with the geraniums and the blue pots!  LOL.  I'll have my camera at the ready, MaryPage.

Sharon, I'm so sorry you're having so much pain.  I wish we could whisk it away from you.

We've had one lovely spring rain shower this afternoon, amongst periods of sunshine.  We're due to get more rain tonight.  I hope so.  My neighbor's beautiful flowers need it.  8^)
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on April 27, 2016, 05:35:30 pm
It's a cold (40’s), windy, and heavy rains on and off all day.  Not a day to be out and about.  Cards today for me were poor, again.  It's a good day to be here in my soft clothes, a fire going in the stove and we're warm and happy in the Fam Room. 

Tomorrow to be more of the same...and I'll be indoors, too!

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Post by: JeanneP on April 27, 2016, 09:46:46 pm
Jane.  We are having the same here. So cold and pouring down. I have a broken water pipe someplace and can't get under the crawl space . What a bad day . maybe better tomorrow.
It is the big Marathon in town this weekend. Hope it clears up.  almost 30 thousand signed up from all over the world it seems.
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 28, 2016, 03:41:24 am
MaryPage, I love geraniums.  I am also planning a trip to a nursery, to replant the plants that died this winter with our terrible winds.   Mine are hanging outside the banister of the living room big window (one floor above ground floor) and they always add a lovely touch of color to the scenery.
I also have two colorful ceramic parrots hanging on the edge - a present from my grandson.

I wish I could find the variety you seem to have but that is very rare. Only the lemony geranium survived the winter but its flowers are tiny.
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Post by: joyous on April 28, 2016, 10:41:32 am
I went on the new Williamsburg van yesterday with 14 others for a ride along the River Road (Miss. River) from
Baton Rouge to St. Gabriel, LA.  We had lunch at a very
old and unique restaurant (not pretty, but the food is very
good).  There are numerous plants along the River Road and
the employees from these plants frequent this place for good lunch menus.  I had gumbo and crab cakes. ::) We had rain, but it was when we were eating. :thumbup:
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on April 28, 2016, 11:26:16 am
Jeanne...sounds like time to call a plumber for your broken pipe.

Bubble...geraniums are annuals here...only the hardiest of plants survive our winters here in the upper midwest.   :(

Joy...what a pleasant outing! 

Another cold, wet day here, so maybe another colset will get cleaned....if the stiff old joints cooperate.  They don't want to limber up this morning.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on April 28, 2016, 01:14:17 pm
good morning from Oregon. It is a wet day here but not quite raining.

I will be going to the monthly  luncheon  soon then on to the history museum  for our meeting and a discoun ted tour of the m useum. It is new and  is local history and maritime museum as well.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on April 28, 2016, 02:46:34 pm
Well I got the plumber here for the pipes and other things thought would get done. Big company.  He came at 11 am. About 11:45 left to get a piece of short pipe at the shop. Now 1:45 and not come back.  All his tools are here and lots of things taken apart.. Here i am waiting to leave and most of the day gone.  I figured to go ahead. Get to most experience. Guess no better than the everyday handyman.
Title: Americana Salmon Zonal Geranium
Post by: MaryPage on April 28, 2016, 02:52:32 pm
This is the salmon colored geranium I bought a lot of.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 28, 2016, 03:08:36 pm
I came here to admire again those geraniums :D
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on April 28, 2016, 03:54:46 pm
Lovely geraniums, MP.  I've never had a lot of luck with them. Guess I don't water them enough or something. I used to try some in IN. Haven't attempted them here.

Joy, what a nice day and with Mr. Rain cooperating too!  :)

Jane, we've had a front go through here the past couple days and Mr Fibro has told me about it! Didn't get much rain, but lots of pain.  I wish I had the energy to start on my closets and drawers.

I went to the cardiologist's this am.  Everything fine. Don't need to see him till next year unless there is a problem.  I went to Stein Mart afterwards and got 1 top, but was hurting so bad, I didn't get anything else.  Road work on 521, the main road into Charlotte from here. It was stop and go for at least 15 mins both ways!  Grrr.

I have just made out an online grocery list to be picked up tomorrow AM. Just couldn't face going. All I have to do is pull up in a special spot at the designated time, push a button beside the parking place and tell them I'm there. The will bring it out, load it in the trunk, charge my card, subtract any coupons, etc right there at the car. Pretty neat except it takes forever to make out the list. It's not very user friendly IMHO.  Oh well, still easier on my back and legs.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on April 28, 2016, 04:24:04 pm
Lovely color, MaryPage.  I just have one hanging basket with the really red ones.

Sounds like a fun day, Marilyn.

Sharon, are you getting your groceries from Food City?  They've just come into our area, and are going to start offering the online ordering and pickup service at several of their stores soon.  I'm glad that's available for you. I did a short trip to Walmart this morning and, as usual, rode in one of the carts.  That works okay for me.

I went to the jewelry making class this afternoon.  The Terrace supplies the materials, and a gal comes in to help with the stringing, etc.  It's the first time I've gone.  I'm not really a jewelry wearer, other than earrings, but thought it would be fun.  I did a necklace in purples today, and I'm sure it'll wind up with a friend or daughter before long.  Maybe turquoise next time.  LOL

Joy, your outing in the new bus sounds like fun.  I've driven the River Road - maybe 20 years ago.  It's a neat area.  The Terrace does a "mystery tour" about every other week.  The participants don't know where they're being taken when they start out.  It's something I'd like to do, but it's always on Monday - and that's the day I play bridge, so it just hasn't worked out for me yet. 
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on April 29, 2016, 09:17:51 am
It's Friday already, and April is almost history!  The days sure flew by this week.  I was a "day ahead" of myself all week.  Goofy!

No rain today...back tomorrow for a soggy weekend.  Nothing much planned...need to go get my old car out  of storage at the Fairgrounds, and then I can get the other one into the body shop for repairs from the hail damage we received in Tx in Dec.   He said he has all the parts now...just must get the paint number from the car.

Have a delightful Friday!

Post by: MaryPage on April 29, 2016, 09:32:43 am
Well, we still have grey rain, Jane, and what a pain!  Regardless, I am going to get out on the back deck this morning and plant, plant, plant!  It says here in small print.

My daughter Elizabeth is featured on an art site at the moment.  She truly has always wanted to be an artist, but as she says, life got in the way.  Well, she's heaps younger than Grandma Moses was!  Elizabeth is my oldest of 5 daughters and lives about an hour and a half away.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on April 29, 2016, 10:03:16 am
Mary, the grocery is my usual Harris Teeter store, just outside the entrance to Sun City. Very convenient and familiar.  Your jewelry class sounds like fun. With my tremor, I could never do it though. They have a jewelry making or beading club here.

Mary Page, your daughter is quite accomplished!  It must be difficult to work it all in with a full-time job!

I agree, Jane, that time just runs away anymore!  Today is a free day for me. No appts. Lovely, sunny day though.  All for now.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on April 29, 2016, 10:28:02 am
Wow, MaryPage, what a talent she has.  I always wished I had the ability to do that sort of thing.

Sharon...good to have a stress-free day.  Oh, wow...the sun just popped out...first time in a few days!  We also have a stress free day on hand.  Only thing I may do today is the cabinet over our basement stairs where we store cleaning stuff...and who knows what gets pushed to the back.  I'm short, as you I need the "stuff" I need up front.  Thank heavens the guy here is 6'3" and can reach those "far away places."  Hmmm...sounds like a song...if you're of a "certain age."  And I AM!    :smitten:

I do need to go out and get a new finch feed sock.  Mine has holes in it, and the greedy little gold finches are gobbling away on what's left.  They are so pretty though.


Post by: MaryPage on April 29, 2016, 10:40:10 am
Elizabeth would simply adore to have you join her list!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: joyous on April 29, 2016, 11:55:28 am
There are 2 or 3 mostly high-end grocery stores here in
Baton Rouge that you can call with your list and they will
deliver here to Williamsburg.  You just pay when they come.
I have not used this service yet----just not up to it yet.
Today, my oldest dtr. (67) called this morning and said she
will come and pick me up and go wherever it pleases me----
Target  :), Shoe Store (I have decided my feet are "unfitable".  I must have 8-10 pair of shoes in my closet
and NONE feel good on my feet (I have a bunion on one foot).
Post by: MaryPage on April 29, 2016, 12:17:40 pm
Oh, what misery, Joy.  I am so sorry.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on April 29, 2016, 12:41:52 pm
Joy, it's certainly true that when your feet aren't happy, YOU aren't happy.  I hope you can eventually find something.

MaryPage, your Elizabeth is certainly talented.  It's good to know she has persevered through the years, and keeps studying - doing what "lights her fire".

Sharon, good for you for having a do-nothing day.  Take care of YOU.

jane, I hope your creakies aren't too bad with the oncoming rain.

They tell us that we'll have rain this weekend, but with near record high temps today (87 predicted).  I hope we get the rain.  Unlike Texas and the Plains, we needs it here.  Another quiet day here today. 
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on April 29, 2016, 02:31:57 pm
Landscapers came this morning, pulled up seedlings from the trees and put down fresh hardwood mulch.  It looks so nice, now.  We're just not able to do that kind of thing anymore.  They'll be back with a plan for upgrading the south side of the house, and then the landscaping upgrades will be finished. 

I went out and got more thistle seed and a different feeder.  They tore holes in the sock and the Farm Store was out of those, anyway.  So, I got a cheap plastic one that will be fine for the season. 

They're "coating" the state highway in front of our house and what a mess.  One lane of traffic and they go along and blow out the cracks, put in the sealer and then follow with a sand truck.  The traffic is backed up downtown for blocks.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on April 29, 2016, 03:37:30 pm
Hi everyone. We are in for more rain and severe weather temp in the 80s.  I too have trouble with my feet hurting and burning. I just ordered me a pair of heavenly soles to put in my shoes. Hope t helps  nothing new in my part of the world walked 8 miles this week...trying to walk 2 miles a day. Have a great weekend as we say goodbye to April and hello May.  Darlene
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Post by: JeanneP on April 29, 2016, 07:14:42 pm
Jane. Now is that the Black Coating they are putting on? the stuff that goes on hot.
That is one good thing that clears up my sinus good.  Dont see it use to much now. Maybe if they are doing a little patching.

Marathon for the 5K just got started. They are afraid that for the big one tomorrow. there could be storms again like last year.  Hope not.  People come so far to run it.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on April 29, 2016, 09:59:20 pm
No, it's not least not yet.  This is a black thing that looks like the tar of the old days...they go along and with an airhose blow out the cracks and then fill with this black goop, and then cover it with sand.  They do one lane at a time...hence the big backup since only one lane is in use and they need a "pilot car" to lead the traffic and people at each intersection  to keep traffic from going the wrong way.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: joyous on April 30, 2016, 10:26:54 am
The bunion is here to stay.  Just searching for shoes that
circumvent it, and that is hard to do.
Temperature today is predicted for 80.  I'm not eager for
summer to appear :(
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on April 30, 2016, 12:22:07 pm
Good morning, Gals.  I've been to Publix to get a beautiful hydrangea plant to take to Ms Frances this evening. Her party is at 5:00.  I also picked up a few items I forgot on my order, then I dropped off some cleaning and am back home.  John left early for Morganton for a special tournament that he qualified for. If his team wins, they will go to Wash. DC for nationals. It would be so exciting for him if that happens.

I'm sorry so many of you are in the difficult-to-fit shoe spot. I am too.  There is a new brand out called Vionics that has a built-in orthotic. That might help some of you. The Walking Company has comfortable shoes for people with problem feet also.  Joy, I don't know the answer for the bunions other than choosing a style that is roomy and comes up over the bunion a ways. I have a small one and can't wear a low cut shoe that comes across it.

Jane, hope they get your street finished quickly. Can you get out?  Nice that the landscaper is there to do all the stuff you can't. I like the finch sock best. I've thrown out a number of the others. The way they are designed, the food at the bottom gets wet and goes bad and not many finches can eat at once.

Mary, when are you and Margaret leaving for the east coast?  That sounds like a lot of fun.  Hope you and I both get some rain!  It's overcast, but I have my doubts if we'll get much.

Hi Mary Page, Marilyn, Darlene, Joy, Jeanne, and whoever else pops in.  Sharon
Post by: MaryPage on April 30, 2016, 12:56:26 pm
Marilyn, I thought of you just now when I was checking my telly watching plans via my local paper's TV schedule for this last day of April 2016.  ANIMAL PLANET is featuring hours and hours of My Cat From Hell starting at five this evening.  You wouldn't think there would be that many felines from that portion of the universe, now would you!  He! He!

Still glum weather out of doors, with temps in the fifties.  Brrrr!  But not raining just now, and a humongous regatta going on out on bay waters.  I am hoping so hard for our sunniest and balmiest sort of day for MaryZ coming by next Saturday.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on April 30, 2016, 02:53:20 pm
Cold, windy, and very wet here...not a day to be outside.  High today in the 40s! 

The finches seem to like the cheap feeder I bought 4 perchs at the bottom, so if there's seed, they can get it, and the rain doesn't soak and mold the seed like the sock.  I suspect a squirrel was the one tearing holes in the sock, so we moved the shepherd's hook a bit.

I took everything out of our spice pantry, wiped down the shelves and re-arranged what I didn't discard as out of date.  We seem to be very big on smoked paprika!!  :2funny:

I also went through the pantry out behind the kitchen.  That was pretty easy, as we'd gone through it last fall and gotten rid of a lot of stuff.  It was now a matter of getting soups, broths, etc. together.  I tossed out a couple things we'd missed last fall.  It feels good to have closets and pantries cleaned out and rearranged.  I need, now, to start washing upstairs curtains. 

We also got a list of the fraud charges and I've gone through those.  They have one on there that was ours, but there's about $250.00 worth they haven't noted yet.  I'll take my lists and go to the bank on Monday.  She can see a screen that gives more info than I get, and she gets info from them quicker than I do.

Did you see that article about people who "churn" credit cards for the "rewards"?  They take trips and get free hotels, etc. by constantly taking out new cards. One guy had something like 42 cards.  Credit card companies must make so much money on the interest people pay who don't pay off their cards every month that they allow this.  And I was comcerned about the $700.00+ of fraud on ours.  I guess that's peanuts to them, if they let individuals have thousands and thousands of dollars in "perks."
Post by: MaryPage on April 30, 2016, 07:19:31 pm
Good Grief!  I never cease to be amazed!

The White House Correspondents Dinner is on both CNN and C-Span 1 right now and for most of the evening.  Should be a blast.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on May 01, 2016, 11:21:13 am
Happy May Day!

It's a cold, windy and wet one here again. 

Have a blessed Sunday.
Post by: MaryPage on May 01, 2016, 11:34:40 am
Dark and wet here.  The cold and damp reach dripping fingers right down to my old bones.
Regardless, the weather frees Chip up to take me to Home Depot to look for a few items.  He had a double header baseball game scheduled for today (he umpires), but that has been canceled.
So off we go in the relentless raindrops.  Oh well; we won't melt!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: joyous on May 01, 2016, 11:54:49 am
Lightning, thunder, and rain since early morn. :(
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on May 01, 2016, 12:22:57 pm
Continuing with the weather report - we had fog this morning, and now it's intermittent cloud cover.  We did have some thunder and widely scattered showers.  We did get one here, which made all our flowers happy.

Nothing going on today - the laundry is done and the newspaper has been read.  No telling what I'll do this afternoon - maybe some knitting and some TV and maybe even a nap.  8^)
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on May 01, 2016, 12:51:52 pm
Seems we are all getting the same weather.  Storms and Cold. At least 17000 runners still ran in the Marathon here yesterday. They were all soaking wet. Bet a few with colds later.
Never did my plumber come to finish the job.  Hope tomorrow.
All I did was read and took a little nap. Finished the book. "The Japanese LOver"  was very good.
Today I suppose will be doing the same. At least have 3 good TV shows coming on tonight.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on May 01, 2016, 12:57:46 pm
It is a nice sunny day here on the Oregon Coast, the temp is supposed to get up to 75°. I'm ready for church and waiting for Keith to finish getting ready.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on May 01, 2016, 01:21:10 pm
Hi Gals,  I had a miserable time trying to sleep last night, finally drifted off about 3 AM. Bunny woke me to be fed at 8. I took care of her and then since I had had so little sleep and it was still pouring outside, I went back to bed until 10.  We had the most horrible thunder storms last night and into the morning. I just checked my rain gauge. It was clear full, 5.5 inches!!! There may have been more that overflowed.  We were -5" till then, so I guess we are now slightly above normal! The bad part though is that when you get so much at once it doesn't sink in, just runs off into the sewers. I'm glad though that we got it.  It started about 4:30 with an intense burst of rain for about 10 mins, then quit until about 7:00, so I was able to get over to Ms Frances with my hydrangea plant without getting soaked. It was raining lightly when I left there and then about a half hour later the really bad storm started. It sounded like hail, but couldn't see any on the ground. I guess it was just the wind-driven sheets of water hitting things that made it sound like that.  Bunny came up and layed on my chest till the worst was ov

Now, the sun is out and it's supposed to get to 80 today.  I hope you all have a nice day and that it clears off for those with rain.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on May 01, 2016, 02:35:58 pm
At least our rain seems to have stopped.  Still no sunshine.  I don't think I will even bother to get dressed and go out today.  Just hope the coming week will warm up.  My furnace is still clicking on
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on May 01, 2016, 03:24:18 pm
Sunny and warm in Texas.   At least where I live. CC
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on May 02, 2016, 12:12:25 pm
Good Morning from Oregon, the day is beautiful and shirt sleeve weather. It is going to be a great day and blessed day. I just finished writing a couple of ches for the bills that have already come in, I try to get them paid within a few days of arrival. I write them Keith signs them for the household bills. As for m y personal bills I pay them all on the 3rd every month.

I am also doing some laundry this m ornin g, I have to was all the bedding and pillows off the bed in the spare room, some of them smell like mildew to me and I want everything fresh and clean with Gilbert and family arrive. Gilbert is a bit of a germ-a-phobe so I don't want to hear any complaints it will be their first time visiting here they are having some financial difficulty so I am sending the a couple of hundred  to make sure they get here for the wedding.

Our pastor is on vacation for a week and hardly anyone showed up for church yesterday I think there may have bee n about 12 members there. The Sunday School teacher  gave the  sermon.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on May 03, 2016, 11:54:19 am
Where is everyone?  We've received nearly 8" of rain since Sat!  Still overcast and a chance for more today and tomorrow.  Enough already!

I've got some computer problems, so may not be on line for a day or two. Not sure.

Marilyn, our pastor was gone Sunday too, but was with the confirmands at a retreat. Another pastor who is part time took her place.  However, I didn't go due to lack of sleep and storms.

Molly, did you get as much rain as we have?  It seemed that it was the SW of Charlotte and far north that got the most.

I hope everyone is okay and just busy.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on May 03, 2016, 12:53:02 pm
We had about an inch of rain yesterday and overnight from our scattered showers.  The flowers are very happy - and we didn't have enough to cause any problems.

I had my semi-annual teeth cleaning this morning - something that always feels good to me.  No problems found - so that's good, too.  On the other side of the ledger, my knee has started hurting again.  I guess the cortisone shot only lasted a week.  8^(  .  Now to get to the packing.  Margaret will be coming in early tomorrow morning and we'll head out.

Happy Tuesday, Buddies!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Molly on May 03, 2016, 01:42:33 pm
SHARON - Yes, in response to your inquiry RE the recent rain!  The past 3 days we've had heavy thunder, lightening and torrential rain late in the afternoon and into the evening past midnight!  Really LOUD and BRIGHT - almost like having a Hollywood Light crew inside the house!

Yesterday, my dear neighbors came over earlier in the afternoon with two pots of beautiful Blue plants.  The fellow brought a thin plastic tiny pole to put in the ground and attached the beautiful Irish plant to it so it would not tip over or tear from it's base.  How thoughtful!  His wife had the two containers of Blue plants and was kneeling down on the ground under my dining room windows to plant them when the first ENORMOUS lightening and thunder appeared right over my house.  I told both of them to "GO HOME!  RIGHT NOW!  RUN!" and they did.  I shouted "we can do the planting another day!" (She came back earlier this morning to resume the planting.)

I also headed for my porch door, came in and closed all the blinds.  We've had that kind of afternoon and evening weather for the past few days, but have not lot electricity, thanks God!

This weekend is the Church's annual Plant Sale, which I plan to visit briefly and see if anything really attracts me.  I haven't bought anything in a couple of years and tend to purchase my items from a professional shop.  But I usually make a $ contribution.

I haven't heard from Mohamed in a few days as he is away from his new apartment and visiting family and long-time friends in Giza (his family's home).  When we talked a few days ago before he traveled, he was so exhausted from the stress of moving to a new apartment, I encouraged him to rest.  Sure hope he can do so for a couple of days before he has to begin doing all the paper-work for the end of semester student grades. Hope all enjoy the week!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on May 03, 2016, 04:10:53 pm
After a week of rain, we now have warmer temps and sunshine.  It feels wonderful. The grass and flowers sure liked all that rain, though.

I've been to the grocery and we walked this morning, and I got some more washed curtains hung, so the upstairs curtains are all fresh and clean.  Not planning much else for today...time to sit back and read for a bit.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on May 04, 2016, 10:34:04 am
Jane, you are so good about getting your spring cleaning all done. I've done some and had my cleaning girl do some things, but cleaning out drawers is still on my list.

Molly, it sounds like we got about the same thing regarding the storms. I'm glad you didn't lose power.  Our lines are all underground, so unless a transformer blows or something like that, we don't lose it.

I have some bad news to pass on.  Sue called me this AM. She is in the hospital with a fractured sacrum!!  She was on a ladder trying to clean out gutters when she fell. Fortunately, her neighbor was out in his yard and heard her call out for help. He and his wife called the ambulance and got her to the hospital.  She is in the hospital rehab and still in a lot of pain and will need lots of therapy. She has lots of friends and church people visiting, etc but has no idea how long she will be there.  Why she didn't ask Tim to do the gutters or hire someone to, I have no idea.  Anyway, she asked that you all keep her in your prayers or good thoughts for a good and quick recovery.

Mary, I don't know when you're leaving, but do have a good trip and give Mary Page a hug from all of us. Glad the teeth cleaning was good and no problems.

Marilyn, you're really staying busy getting ready for the wedding.

Hi to everyone I didn't mention.  Have a good, sunny day!  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on May 04, 2016, 11:40:29 am
Sherry Thank you for then update on Sue, Thank goodness she had your phone number. Yes we are staying busy getting ready. We still. have to go get the license and we are still car shopping. I have to Therapy dog visits today,  this afternoon we are going to visit at the Memory Care Center. This morning we visit the Baycrest living and rehab facility just not too far around the corner a couple of blocks from here. Tomorrow it is the hospital in the afternoon.

I have been doling to cleaning that  really needed to be done on my kitchen counter, trying to get sall the clutter either tossed out or put away. Keith has a habit of laying things down and not putting them away. So the counter had tools etc  laying around.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on May 04, 2016, 11:47:10 am
Oh, my word! I'm so glad Sue's neighbors were out and heard her.  I hope they can help with her pain...and thank heavens Tim is close by.

It sounds as if things are falling into place, Marilyn.

Sharon...thanks for the word about our Sue.  We don't do ladders anymore here.  A one step indoor step stool is the limit for us.  Neither of us is steady enough anymore. 

I tried to walk this morning, but the north wind was too much and I quit soon after starting.  Allergies are bad with the wind, too.

MaryPage...the Fresh Market that just opened a year and a half ago in Cedar Rapids is closing.  We're not surprised. The market, after about the first month, had none of the fish they'd had the first month, the aisles were dark as they didn't replace burned out bulbs, etc.  The paper said they were closing their other Iowa store, too...14 altogether. 

I'm off for bridge and lunch.  Tomorrow is a long day in Iowa City for Ray's Dental College appt. so I may not be in in the morning.

Title: POOR SUE!
Post by: MaryPage on May 04, 2016, 02:13:38 pm
Jane, I am so very sorry to hear that about Fresh Market.  It is one of my all time favorite stores, and I would be crushed to hear that we will lose ours here in Annapolis Harbor Center.  Must have not had enough money behind the endeavor.  Bummer!

Sharon, that is terrible about Sue.  I would be more than happy, indeed I would be tickled, to call her.  Ask her if she wants her number given out.  I just checked my address book, and I have her address alright, but no phone numbers.

Himself made me swear before he died that I would get up on NO ladders, no step ladders, and no stools or chairs after he was gone.  I wait and get someone to help me.  He was right, you know;  but then he almost always was. 

Chip and I are just back from spending a couple of hours or so at the Laundromat.  Rugs and comforters and bedspreads and mattress covers are all washed to a fair thee well!  Now back to getting stuff transferred over to my new computer.  I really, really like it;  so many new and useful bells and whistles.  Windows 10, and all.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on May 04, 2016, 03:49:26 pm
Goodness. Bad news on Sue.  I use to be bad on doing things like that. climbing on roofs. Cleaning things up high. Just decided 2 years ago after friend got hurt that time to stop. It is hard getting workers to do many things I know.  Right now getting plumbing is my problem but will sit back until I get all the things that need doing this Spring until I find someone. Just not worth taking the risks.   
I am sure now that Sue will get well taken care of . Back home soon. If like my kids.  Will get a good talking to by her boys and family.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: joyous on May 04, 2016, 04:43:28 pm
I get so aggravated that I am unable to reach past the 1st
shelf (and hardly that) in my kitchen cabinets.  My girls
took the little stepstool away because they were so afraid
the little stool would topple with me on it.  The 2nd and 3rd shelves are utterly useless for me (I am barely 5 feet tall).
I just have to wait until one of the dtrs or other help come
in and do the reaching for me. I can remember when I was
5 ft./2 in., but I seem to be shrinking. >:(
I realize it is best that I follow their wishes, but--------JOY
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on May 04, 2016, 07:31:32 pm
Now I am just 5ft. 1" also. In my kitchen I can reach the bottom shelf of my high cabinets but now the high shelf.  Don't have to get much of there these day.  Fact. As soon as possible I am just going to clear out a lot of the glasses, Dishes. etc. that are up there. Start storing a lot of the things I don't us to often that sits out on my cabinet top around the sinks and bottom cabinets.  same with the underneith. Full of pans and cooking things never use. I always have loved kitchen gadgets and go so many now.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on May 04, 2016, 08:24:38 pm
I'm SO sorry to hear about Sue.  Any of you who talk to her, please give her my love.  And also  a scolding for getting up on that ladder - although I'm sure she's gotten plenty of that from her family.  I know she'll work hard at her rehab, but it won't be easy.

Margaret picked me up this morning and we headed out.  We stopped in Norris, TN, (near Knoxville) to have coffee with our friend Missy, who has moved there.  Then we got back on the road.  Tonight we're at a motel in Beckley, WVa.  We came here to go to the Tamarack Arts and Crafts Center.  It's a great facility on I-77/64, that showcases only juried work from WVa craftsmen.  We didn't buy a whole lot, but did contribute a little bit.  And we had supper there - food supplied by cooks from the famous Greenbrier Hotel.  Yum.  Tomorrow, we're off to see the bridge over the New River Gorge, and then on to Alison and Joe's in Annapolis.

Y'all take care - and stay off of ladders, please.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on May 05, 2016, 10:53:19 am
Prayers for Sue. I have to go one step to fill my humming bird feeder. Guess I should lower it. Hope everyone has a great day. Darlene
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: joyous on May 05, 2016, 11:48:34 am
Sue:Be obedient, please, to what they tell you to do! It may
be hard, but the end result will be valuable!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on May 05, 2016, 12:40:34 pm
Thinking about Sue, too!

I'm shrinking, too...used to be. 5' 1 1/2” 5' 1/2”.  No idea where that inch went....maybe horizontally around me?  I need the horizontal to shrink and add to my vertical.  Probably not going to happen.  Thank heavens Ray is still 6'3” so can reach those high shelves.

We've cleaned out and replaced our cooking things...gotten rid of the "teflon" coated stuff and now have ceramic lined or carbon steel or uncoated.  Ray uses a lot of kitchen things, so we really don't have any "unused" stuff, any more.

I'm in a Barnes and Noble cafe with a chai latte and my Ipad while he's over at the dental college here in Iowa City.

[The place is overflowing with adult coloring books, colored pencils and markers, etc.  Have any of you tried those?  They're supposed to be very relaxing, I'm told. ]

We'll stop at the co-op we belong to...sort of a whole foods kind of place, on to Olive Garden for lunch and then home.  He's battling a cold and hopes the gal will do a quick clean and he can be on his way. 

Tomorrow it's back to the allergist.  The nasal spray he gave me a sample of isn't covered by my insurance and would cost me several hundreds of dollars a month, so I'm hoping he has alternatives.  It's one of those "new" meds that really isn't new....the company has combined two older drugs into one and raised the price!  Bah Humbug on the Pharmas!

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on May 05, 2016, 01:24:40 pm
Jane.  Now I got into the Adult colouring books. They are relaxing. Give it a try.  Now here both libraries have class meetings along with the Senior Centres. Also Parkland College started a 6 week one.  Now must have put them off until fall.

I couldn't stay in the lines on the Childrens book when my girls little and also the Grandchildren made fun of me.  They were so much better at about 4 years old.  But this adult way. I was amazed at how many people show up.  All sit around and nice way to meet.  I will go back in Fall.  Have to. My Granddaughter in New York Had Barnes and Noble send me 2 of their best books with a big set of the Pencils. I had bought some less expensive ones.  So now have to show the GGs there that I am as good as they are.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: so_P_bubble on May 05, 2016, 01:50:23 pm
That reminds me of painting  by  the numbers that was so popular once upon a time.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on May 05, 2016, 04:16:37 pm
Oh! I loved painting by numbers.  Did a couple of great Murals on our walls in the first house we built. One in the dining room wall and another going up the sides of the stairs. Came out great. It was just Ivy leaves branching all up the wall. Quite pretty.  Did a couple of pictures also.  They had all levels in what you could do. 
I knew one couple who loved India and did a big one on their Living room wall. Mostly in Black and Red.  Had a hard time getting it covered when putting house up for sale. Fact had to rebuild the wall.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on May 05, 2016, 04:57:49 pm
Hi, Buddies!  We're in Annapolis now - got here about an hour or so ago.  We drove a lot in the rain and on some interesting back roads in West Virginia, but at least the traffic around DC wasn't too bad. 

I've shrunk from 5'7 1/2" to about 5'5 1/2" - didn't lose mass - just spread out.  LOL  Please, everybody, stay vertical.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on May 05, 2016, 05:07:43 pm
Hi Gals, glad to see the activity again. Sounds like everyone is keeping busy.  I plan to call Sue on Sat. At that time, I will ask her if she minds if I give out her #.  I'll also pass on your good wishes.

I still use a 1 step stool to reach my top shelves in the kitchen. Occasionally I use the 2-step stool if John is around to hang onto me. I never use a stepladder.  He uses an 8 ft one to change our air filters and smoke alarm batteries, but that is all. I am about 5'6". I used to be 5'7". I'm sure I have lost it through my spine compression.  John's only 5'9", so he can't reach a lot higher than I can.

I had my toenails trimmed and painted and went to the grocery. I had to use a power cart though. It is kind of a trial to use it on Sr Day when everyone from SC is there.

Mary, it sounds like you're having fun. The art/craft place sounded great. Enjoy your visit with Allison, etc.

Jane, we've pretty much gotten rid of kitchen things I don't use. Still have some dishes to pass on to the kids that I don't use, but not much else.

Jeanne, I used to do the paint by # kits when I was growing up. I can't do anything like that or the coloring now with my tremor.  It does look like fun though.

Very cool and overcast with a few sprinkles here today but supposed to be back up to 80 on Sun and dry.  All for now. Sharon

Mary, just saw your comment. Ha!  :D  I'm trying, but I'm still spreading!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on May 05, 2016, 06:47:03 pm
NBC News tonight ... Need to change passwords on emails....again....
Post by: MaryPage on May 05, 2016, 08:41:44 pm
Well, MaryZ is in town, and the weather is drab and dark and very unpretty.  I could die!  I so wanted her to see us at our loveliest, which normally we are in this very gorgeous month of May!  Not Fair!

I will see her with her family for lunch here at Sam's in Chesapeake Harbour on Saturday.  Well, we shall have a blast, weather or no!  But my splendid view!  I wanted to be able to show off every detail of THAT, and it may well be fogged in!

No, it is NOT fair!
Post by: MaryPage on May 05, 2016, 09:46:41 pm
I spent most of the years of my life, from age 13 onward, at exactly 5' 3¾" in height.  Then along came osteoporosis and arthritis and collapsing spinal cord.  I am now 5' 2", and not at all reassured the shrinking will not continue.  Almost two inches lost so far.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on May 05, 2016, 09:47:28 pm
The weather here in Annapolis is cold and rainy, but lots of love for warmth.  I didn't bring warm enough clothes so will be heading to Walmart or Target tomorrow to get a sweatshirt or two.  I should know enough to check the weather forecast before a trip - don't know why I didn't this time.  Our trip through WV was lovely, rainy, with some very interesting parts, but you'll have to read the blog to get it all.  At least we're here.  Looking forward to seeing MaryPage on Saturday, no matter what the weather. 
Title: OH, DEAR!
Post by: MaryPage on May 06, 2016, 09:08:54 am
And here I thought I had been keeping you apprised of our weather conditions!  I also thought you might have checked with Alison.  Well, My Bad!

It is POURING this morning.  I cannot see the Bay Bridge, or the shores of Kent Island.  What a soppy mess for Mary to come to visit in!

Well, Chip has the day off due to the rain and will go to BWI to pick up Becky, who is arriving from Missouri this afternoon.  In the meanwhile, Debi and Steve are in their 3rd day of guest relatives of Steve's here from Italy & Switzerland;  boy, they picked a bad week for their first ever visit!  Debi & Steve are throwing a big all family party, HIS side of the family, not ours, for them tomorrow, and were counting on a pretty day.  In the meanwhile, Debi is at St. Mary's teaching all day and Steve's mother is in hospital with a sprained ankle and just discovered brain tumors.  They don't know whether they are malignant or not, but say it does not matter much, as she is 89 and extremely frail and blind.  Steve has three siblings, but he is the main person who looks after his mother.  So he is extremely stressed this week, and Becky will be a big help.  Oh, and Steve has Parkinson's, which we see taking its toll on him almost daily. 

Did someone say something about "Golden Years?"
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on May 06, 2016, 09:58:04 am
MaryPage, I ALWAYS (well, almost always) check the weather at our destination.  Definitely my bad for not doing so this time.

We'll be heading out shortly to get me a sweat shirt or two, and to pick up Sue at BWI.  We're going to visit Alison's workplace (Smithsonian Research Center) this afternoon, and then eat seafood at someplace near there.  We had tapas last night.

Sharon, I have both of Sue's phone numbers, but I won't call either until you check with here again.  Thanks for keeping us up to date.

Hugs to all.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on May 06, 2016, 04:02:28 pm
Jane. I have yahoo as my email.  Wonder if we should find another. Cc
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on May 06, 2016, 05:10:40 pm
Darlene....I don't know. There are so many rumors around about yahoo and their financial situation.  I use gmail and really like it. I also have a yahoo account, but it's for things I need an email for, but I rarely check it.  I get ads from Michael's, and other sites there.   You might want to establish a gmail account....just in case.  I'm sure there are other places, too, but gmail is what I know and use.

We had a good visit with the to get his prescription to jive with my insurance who doesn't think I need as much medicine as he does. AND, of course, the insurance company would know, wouldn't it....never having examined me or talked to me about my situation, while Dr. Moore has done both....but he's just a certified MD and allergy and asthma specialist!  GRRRRR!!!!!

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on May 06, 2016, 05:31:06 pm
Thanks Jane. Think I may try G mail...CC
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on May 06, 2016, 05:48:44 pm
Do u use google search to get to
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: GinnyAnn on May 06, 2016, 08:10:06 pm
The days disappear and I don't know what I've done.  :-[   Having spring allergy symptoms.  Visited my family doc and he has me getting a bone density test and blood work. Went for both and discovered that I needed to be fasting for the blood work! So I scheduled it and the bone density for the same morning.

I hope Sue is doing okay with being cooped up. My heart goes out to her. Any updates?

I am into adult coloring and have been for quite some time. I call myself a 'Colorist'.  :)  It is relaxing. I have some art supplies so I didn't have to go out for them. Although I may check to see about the colored pencils at Walmart.

My height has also dropped.  :(  But having osteoporosis can and has done it to me.  It seems when my body is down I think of Doug more.  :'( 
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on May 06, 2016, 08:34:39 pm
Ginny Ann, it's SO good to see you back with us.  Glad you're doing the coloring - it's fun.

Darlene, just go to the google home page ( and in the upper right corner, there's a little pattern of 9 black squares.  Click on that and you'll get a google menu.  Click on the e-mail one, and it'll talk you through setting up the account.  Very easy!

We've been to Target, to get Sue at the airport, to an Amish market for shopping and lunch.  After that, we went to where Alison works (SERC - Smithsonian Environmental Research Center), some sightseeing, some antique shopping, and dinner at an on-the-water place for various seafoods.  Now we're back home for the night.  Off to see MaryPage tomorrow.
Post by: MaryPage on May 07, 2016, 07:39:22 am
Target is in Annapolis Towne Center in an area called Parole since Civil War days.  All new in this present 21st century, it has fabulous shops and restaurants with expensive condominium homes above them all.

The Amish Market is in Annapolis Harbor Center, and I go there often.  They are only open Thursday, Friday and Saturday (until three), and then they go back home to Pennsylvania.

Can't figure where you went for dinner.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on May 07, 2016, 08:04:20 am
Overcast Saturday morning here, and looking like rain, though the forecast says no.

Happy Meeting Day for Maryz and daughters with MaryPage!!

I hope Sharon can connect with Sue and find out how she's doing. 

GinnyAnn....good to see you found us!

No big plans for today...resting up after two days spent traveling to doc and dental appts in two different cities.  I do need to get out to WalMAart and see if they got my 'script ready. 

Some laundry going already, and I will probably watch the Ky Derby late this afternoon.  Those horses are always so beautiful.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on May 07, 2016, 12:27:35 pm
Another dull dreary day here for us also.  Hate them on weekends. Just hope Sunday for Mothers Day will be a little brighter.  I have to drive out of town. Just 30 miles for me and then Daughter and Hubby will do the driving. Going to a Luncheon/Theater over in Indiana.
Went last year. Really a good place. Both shows and food usually very good.
Today I have to find someone to set up a new phone system.  They are getting as bad as Computer setups now.  I could never do this one. Went on line to get the manual. Has 81 pages. Don't need most of them. I don't put all the fancy stuff on. Mostly the answering system needed. Have all these Tech smart Grandsons. Where are they when you need them.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on May 07, 2016, 12:54:06 pm
Hi Gals, just talked to Sue briefly. She was on the way to the bathroom with help from her nurse. She said she would be glad to hear from you and gave me her hospital #. I will email it to you. She said that she hasn't been able to get on BB's because it won't accept her password. Said she would need help with it from Jane when she gets home.

Had to chuckle Jeanne at your frustration with the phone and the need for your techsavy grandsons. That would be me too if I got a smartphone.  I have a semi-smart phone--a step above a fliptop, but not a full-fledged smartphone.  Sorry it's raining there. Hope it clears tomorrow. Have fun in IN.

Ginny, good to see you here.  Hope your allergies clear up soon.  They have been really bad down here. I have a bone scan this week too. I was on the cusp of osteoporosis 2 yrs ago. Glad you enjoy coloring.

Jane, the doctor can insist that they cover whatever med he wants you to have & usually they will give in. I plan to watch the Derby also. I love horses.

Mary, it sounds like you are having a wonderful time in Annapolis.  I envy you the fresh seafood! Hope you and Mary Page have a great visit today.

I don't have much planned for the day. John is out cleaning the winter dirt out of our garage. Has everything piled out on the driveway. I'll get the email out to you all next.  Sharon

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on May 07, 2016, 02:14:54 pm
MaryPage, families, and I had a great visit and lunch today.  I'm off with the kids, so I'll let her tell you about it.  I'll send photos to jane later today. 
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: MaryPage on May 07, 2016, 02:15:38 pm
I thought our visit was a huge success.  I would like to have had hours more with Mary and her wonderful family, but needs must.  The missing sun came out a little bit, a very little bit, so Mary had to see my many shades of grey view rather than the bathed in sunlight one.  Bummer!  Well, the weather will be what it wants to be, whether or it pleases us, or not.

Mary's daughters Sue and Margaret were fascinating women, and I enjoyed them hugely.  Also found her granddaughter Allison and her husband Joe totally delightful.  They have managed to do a LOT of Annapolis stuff in just two years.  All in all, I was truly impressed with the whole family group.  It was a most pleasant luncheon!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on May 07, 2016, 07:13:50 pm
I just spoke with Sue, she said to tell all y'all she is feeling better, but she has a long way to go. they are getting her up to walk a bit, so far that is all the  therapy she is doing. She will have to have help when she gets home which is tentatively set at May 18th. Her son has been there sometimes twice per day and her daughter in law went to her house and finished cleaning the gutters.

Mary and Marypage great photos.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on May 07, 2016, 07:35:19 pm
Goodness. May 18ths before Sue get to go home. That fall was worse then I thought it was. But she will get lots of Therapy while in there I hope. Along with having to go to it at home.

I stood on the toilet stool yesterday to fix a hanging plant. Then remembered. Stop climbing.
Thought of me falling in the Toilet.  Laughed a little but its not that funny. We all will learn from Sue now.  Wonder if her Step Daughter went up that ladder to clean the gutters
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on May 07, 2016, 10:40:53 pm
Like MaryPage, I wish we had had more time.  But it'll just have to wait until the next visit.  I forgot to mention that her blue pots and salmon geraniums are gorgeous! A lovely accent for her decks.  Thanks again for the great lunch and great company.
Post by: MaryPage on May 07, 2016, 10:59:40 pm
i don't know when I have ever met a family where I liked everyone so much.  I felt I wanted to tell you how charmed I was with Alison, who sat next to me and I had some real conversation with and was delighted when she picked up on everything I said and knew all my references right away.  Sharp lass.  So I was going to say, Mary, Alison was fantastic.  But then, Sue was just like that, sharp as a tack and so funny.  But then again, there was Margaret, straight as an arrow and loyal and devoted and friendly as though we had known one another forever.  Becky liked them all, too. 
One thing I am uncomfortable with and that makes me pretty much stay at home these days, whereas once I was always on the go, is my deafness.  It is particularly bad in groups, you see.  If I sit down one on one with someone, I can usually pick up most, if not all, of the conversation.  I have learned that I just hate, hate, hate constantly saying "excuse me" when I cannot be sure of what was just said.  So bottom line, I have to confess that I did not catch everything that was said, and I have to beg your pardon if I smiled when/if someone mentioned someone dying or some such.  Please put it down to the fact that mostly I just don't have a clue these days and hate to make a nuisance of myself asking people to repeat stuff.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on May 08, 2016, 07:40:12 am
MaryPage, it's a wonderful Mother's Day present to hear such praise for the offspring.  Of course, we know they're fantastic, 8^)  but it's nice to know that others do, too.  Your Becky is terrific, too, and I'm glad she got to talk to my girls who are all in the same generation.  Let's do it again - I'm looking forward to it already.

Happy Mother's Day to ALL the Buddies!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on May 08, 2016, 03:27:42 pm
Thanks, Marilyn, for the update. I didn't get much info yesterday since our chat was so short. I'll ccall her again in a few days.  That is a long hospital stay for these days!

Mary and Mary Page, I'm so very glad you had such a wonderful visit.  I appreciated the photos, MP. So nice. I have had the opportunity to meet Mary (and her John) twice and enjoyed it both times.

Mary Page, I'm so sorry you are still struggling to hear.  I do wish you could find the $$ for hearing aids. They make such a difference.  Do your daughters know how hard it is for you in a group?  Mine really fussed at me till I got mine.  Mine are Seimans (sp?), but Phonak is another good brand. My 98 yo friend got hearing aids this year and it has made such a difference for her.

I hope you all are having nice Mother's Days.  We've been to SS & church and I've talked to my 2 girls. I'll probably hear from my son later today.  Hi to all,  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: MaryPage on May 08, 2016, 05:47:40 pm
Sharon, I could manage to purchase the hearing aids if I really wanted them, but there are just a whole lot more reasons why I don't want them than there are reasons why I do.  By the way, you were a big help to me when you answered my questions about yours a couple of years or so ago.  I have a place in WORD where I am keeping a list of the name brands my friends have recommended along with their comments.  Also, my children have offered to buy them for me.  Truth is, I think I would find them more of a nuisance and distraction than a help.  And I think they are extremely overpriced for the simple reason the industry can get away with it.  Just think how complicated this computer is, and how many components go into it.  Now think how simple hearing aids are.  Yet hearing aids cost SIX TIMES as much as my computer cost me.  Something fishy in Denmark, as we used to say.  I balk big time at the thought of greasing those greedy palms.

Thank you for sending me Sue's phone number.  I will probably call her one day this week.  I have already sent her a card.  Thank you for the report, Marilyn.  Hey, what with those photos I just sent you, you now know what your matron of honor looks like!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: GinnyAnn on May 08, 2016, 06:51:50 pm
Funny seeing myself as a Newbie  ;D   The weather was perfect for Mother's Day here in NE OH.  Ray and I visited our local Barnes and Noble. I bought an Adult Coloring Book and a Toaster Oven Cookbook.  ;D
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on May 08, 2016, 07:36:04 pm
We went for Chinese food after church today, I had Cashew Chicken. then we looked at a couple of car places. I can't seem to find one that pleases Keith and since he is paying for it I think I have to concede to his wishes.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: joyous on May 08, 2016, 07:51:17 pm
Mary Page: My hearing aids, purchased in April, 2010, are
Oticon-Agil, a very well known brand.  They were----- pricey, though---$5,000+. When first bought I only wore
part-time, but now I mostly wear all day everyday.
I would highly recommend them.
JOY ;) :)
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Molly on May 08, 2016, 08:16:28 pm

Good Evening to all Good Friends - I'm a bit late coming into the discussion, but just waved Bon Voyage to my son, David, who came to visit for a few hours earlier today.  I laughed when my phone rang and he said "Hi Mom, I'm about 5 minutes away and just turning onto your street.  See you in a few!"  I was really surprised that he had the time to drive up from his home in South Carolina, but he explained when he arrived that he and his wife will be up in our area again (Charlotte, NC) next week to help her Mom relocate from her house (which was jut sold a short time ago) to the other daughter's house until she can find a smaller home for herself.

David and I had a really good visit, spent a lot of time looking at family photos from years ago - as far back as his childhood and early child/teen years, and remembering all the wonderful experiences he had prior to his first tour of service in the Army as a young man.  He really smiled when he flipped through some of his teen and early adult photos and I recalled those times also.

Our weather has been really hot today in the 80's, so used my overhead fans for the first time.  AC is really too cold for me most of the time, but the fans work well.

We also had a chance to talk about David's forthcoming assignment in June to South KOREA as he steps into an assignment as an Army Chaplain for the American Army folks stationed there.  We talked a lot about that part of the World and I could tell that although he was a bit sad about leaving his family for the year, he was also encouraged RE helping the American soldiers are who are stationed there.

Before he left a few hours later, he called our neighbors next door and asked if he could come to thank them for being so helpful to me.  Then he spent about 30 minutes with them and also had a chance to visit with one of their son's, who has been a private duty officer on several tours abroad.  So it's been a great afternoon!

I'm planning to call my Dr. tomorrow to schedule an MRI to try and determine what is causing my continued INTENSE head pains and how they can be reduced or (hopefully) stopped.  I've always assumed that the head pains are the result of my full-body fall on the cement floor at church 2 years ago, but who knows.  David is also eager to have this check-up done before he heads to the Far East.

Hope everyone had a great day with family and friends!

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Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Molly on May 08, 2016, 08:21:36 pm
GINNY ANN - I smiled when I read your post RE about being called a "Newbie."  So many of us have belonged to this wide group of friends for many years!  I recall the earlier events many years ago and
some of the meetings in Washington DC when I joined a bus tour around the City while a previous program was going on.  Good to see you posting!  Come in often as we miss you.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Molly on May 08, 2016, 08:27:07 pm
JOY - I haven't reached the stage where I need hearing aids yet, but am wondering why they are so expensive?  Does it depend on the brand or the level of lost hearing?  Thanks for the explanation.

MARYPGE - Not to worry about your interaction with folks and whether you should ask them to repeat what they say.  You're such a delightful Lady that anyone would be delighted to be at your side!

Hope everyone had a delightful day with loved ones and friends!
Post by: MaryPage on May 08, 2016, 10:39:04 pm
Thank you for the enormous compliment, Molly.  Made my day.

Thank you, Joy.  I did get that information from you previously and wrote it down as a reference for that brand.

Most people I know are paying more that six thousand dollars for hearing aids now.  I just cannot bear the thought of that kind of expenditure for those little things.  As I said:  compare the cost to say, a Smart Phone or an iPad or a computer.  Shoot, you can buy a good used car for that!

I had a great day with my family.  Have a lovely new yellow hibiscus plant which I just adore.  Got loads of other gifts, as well.  Spoiled, that's what I am;  and I love it!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: joyous on May 09, 2016, 08:25:54 am
And be sure to get a loss prevention policy at time of purchase.  They (the aids) have a way of getting lost :'(
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on May 09, 2016, 05:17:45 pm
I suspect the hearing  aid people would tell you they are, in fact, like little computers.  Many have settings that can be adjusted when at a musical performance and that can do a variety of other functions...canceling out surrounding sounds, etc. 

I also know Ray had extensive tests at the U of IA and then at the place he decided to go for his.  He only needs it for the one ear, but, yes, the good ones are beyond pricey. 
Yes, on the insurance.  He lost one at the golf course, and replacement was still $400 and they only do that once, so we put it on our Homeowner's policy as a rider.

We've been told we'd have rain all day, but not much yet.  I'm in with this nasty cold Ray "shared" with me.  I want to be over it by Friday when we're off to Mpls for the weekend. 

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on May 10, 2016, 10:34:31 am
Hi Gals, I agree with what Jane said re hearing aids being small computers, although I do think they are way overpriced.  Still, I'm glad I have them. It is easy to feel isolated when you can't hear those around you.

Molly, so glad you had some time with David. I know it's hard when they are so far away.

Jane, another cold!  I'm so sorry.  Have you ever considered taking 500 mg of Vit C daily? I do and I seldom have over 1 cold a year.

I went to the neurologist yesterday and was given an RX for Primidone.  I took the first dose last night and am feeling so sleepy and loggy this AM. The tremor is better though.  When I read the accompanying literature, I discovered its primary use is for those with epilepsy!!! I hope the drowsiness wears off by afternoon since I have a 3:00 appt for a dexa scan.

On talking to Brian on Sunday, I found out that he had ordered flowers for me. The company said they were delivered 5/5!  No flowers here!  I even sent out a mass email to those on our street, etc asking if they received surprise flowers not from their child. However, nada.  So Brian is going to call the company again and try to get them delivered.

Nothing else here.  Hi to all. Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on May 10, 2016, 11:03:14 am
Hi Gals - we're currently at Jesse's in Elizabeth City, NC.  We spent Sunday night with friends in Bear, DE, then drove down the Demmarva Peninsula yesterday.  We'll head back home tomorrow - a long day's drive, but mostly interstate.  It's been a good trip but, as usual, always good to get back home.

Molly, glad you got to spend some time with your "chick" - always important.

Sharon, sorry about your missing flowers.

jane - cold - yuck!  I hope it's better soon.  Maybe when the weather quits changing abruptly.  LOL

Marilyn, what's your date again? 

MaryPage, the yellow hibiscus will be a nice accent with your blue pots and salmon geraniums.

Happy Tuesday to all the Buddies!
Post by: MaryPage on May 10, 2016, 11:16:45 am
So good to hear you are having a great trip, Mary.  Has it been raining most of the time?  Ah well, it is the company that counts!  And the adventuring.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on May 10, 2016, 11:21:48 am
Mary the date is May 22nd. I was so busy yesterday I think I forgot to post here. However today or rather this afternoon I go my  yearly Mammogram than this evening I am participating in the Canine Good Citizen testing where Freckles will be the friendly dog passing by the new testers to check their socialization to other dogs.
Post by: MaryPage on May 10, 2016, 12:58:25 pm
Emily was absolutely firm in her insistence that she & Becky (who is her grandmother) could not go back to Missouri without her having seen that Holy Grail of Architecture:  Falling Water, built by Frank Lloyd Wright.  So the two of them set off early, early this morning, and Becky called me just a while ago to tell me they were at Kentuck Knob, another Frank Lloyd Wright home.  When MaryZ and I were discussing this the other day, I got mixed up as to which of many county sponsored Senior daytrips I had taken to see Kentuck Knob, but now I realize we did both this one and Falling Water in the same day, which is precisely what Becky and Emily are doing.  I can remember the two places quite distinctly, but nothing about the bus trip or what year it was, other than the late nineties.  I mean, you've taken ONE of those bus daytrips, and every other one ON THE BUS is just the same.
Well, both Becky and Emily are ecstatic over Kentuck Knob.  Becky says it is still owned by the same English Lord I remembered it having been owned by, and that the photo of him with Princess Diana is still there in the living room, accompanied by one I did not see back then of him with President Obama.  They are now on their way to, or have arrived at, Falling Water as I type.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on May 10, 2016, 02:47:59 pm
MaryPage, I'm so glad they got to Falling Water and Kentuck Knob.  And that they loved KK as much as we did.  We loved the sculpture they had there also.  Be sure to post about the Falling Water part of the trip. 
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Molly on May 10, 2016, 05:58:08 pm
MARYPAGE - I was just reading the current issue of
AARP and noticed information on Page 5 (ASK THE EXPERT) RE Hearing Implants.  If you subscribe to this publication, the information on that page may be of interest to you RE an opportunity to improve your hearing.  I'm not sure whether the advertisement appears in the on-line AARP, but you might check.
Title: AARP
Post by: MaryPage on May 10, 2016, 06:01:45 pm
Thank you, Molly.  I do not belong to AARP, though goodness knows I get "your membership" cards from them constantly, which I just cut up and throw away.  So I do not get their magazine, but appreciate no end your interest.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on May 11, 2016, 02:23:55 pm
Hi Gals, I began my new med for my tremor night before last. It knocked out the tremor, but also made me so sleepy all day, so I cut it to 1/2 tab last night and I'm less sleepy, but have a mild tremor. I will continue with the 1/2 tab the rest of the week and then will try the full tab again, as that was the doctor's instructions.  Still it is so much better!

I also had my dexa scan yesterday. No results yet.  I have my pain mgmt appt Friday, so please pray that they will be able to block that nerve for me.

Brian messaged me that the company finally discovered my flowers were delivered to Lancaster, about 15-20 miles from here!  Anyway they are supposed to deliver a new bouquet today.

I finally got all my winter/summer clothes switched, all the laundry folded and hung up & the bath cleaned, so not planning on doing a lot more.

Mary Page, I got a $300 discount through AARP and Hear USA on my hearing aids, but they were still nearly $3000.  Now the Hear USA in Charlotte has sold out to an audiologist couple. I've gone to them once. They seem okay, but doubt they give discounts.  I just go in for adjustments and batteries, so no charge to me.

I hope everyone is having a nice day. It is overcast or hazy here today. 40% chance of late afternoon rain.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: GinnyAnn on May 11, 2016, 05:00:37 pm
Today I had my blood work drawn and a bone scan procedure.  Since it was this morning and I haven't heard anything I'm assuming my results are 'normal'.  :thumbup:  Our weather is cloudy with occasional rain.

On the way for the scan we we in a car accident. A young woman rear ended us.  So far just normal body aches, but I am keeping an 'eye' on them.

Got'a get supper going.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on May 11, 2016, 07:14:33 pm
Sharon....glad to hear the tremour med is working.  Ray has Essential Tremor, and some days are bad.  It seems worse in his hands and head when he's tired or hurting.

GinnyAnn....glad you weren't hurt badly in your accident.  Did the car have a lot of damage?  What doesn't look like much can sure be expensive, though.  I assume the other person had insurance?

We had an early morning doc appt with a surgeon to look at the back of Ray's leg where he's scraped it.  At first doc though ok, then poked around at the ugly black scab, and changed his mind.  He had to clean it out, gave him packing stuff for it and he'll see the surgeon I use in 2 weeks...because this young man is moving to NC. 

Overcast, rain, drizzle and cold....and more for the weekend. I haven't bought flowers yet...too much time running to doc visits...and maybe a good thing since it'll be in low 30, possibly.

Post by: MaryPage on May 12, 2016, 07:17:33 am
It POURED down rain for a great deal of yesterday, but Becky and Emily picked me up and we tootled off across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and onwards on Route 50 to Easton.  Melissa & Adam were both there to greet us, and I loved, loved, loved their house.  It has those wonderful wide, wide plank floors of pure wood.  There is a humongous Great Room full of windows and light, with the kitchen running across the far end as you enter from the main hallway.  Then, over on your left is a two couch and several chairs & tables living room area, while to your right is the oh so cheerful dining table and chairs.  So splendid, because you can keep an eye on your family while cooking, instead of having to remove to a separate kitchen and having to constantly pop out to check on them.  There are a library and two bedrooms on the first floor and two more bedrooms upstairs.  I have never before seen a floor plan quite like this one, and having seen it, I am enamoured.  So much light pouring in, even though it was a rainy day!  I could not visit the out of doors, but saw ducks and chickens from some of the windows.  Two cats and a dog live inside with the family.
Melissa fed us all lunch, and too soon we had to scurry out to the car and head back home.  It poured buckets all the way home, to the extent of making it a two hour trip back rather than the usual one.  There was an accident somewhere that slowed all traffic down, but We Made It!  And I had a lovely time.  My only complaint was that 7 year old Will speaks too softly, and I had a hard time hearing what he had to say, and he had a LOT to say!  Becky was enchanted with him. 
I have two great grandchildren with birthdays today:  one year old Solomon in St. Louis, Missouri and nine year old Kiersten in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  As for me, my big adventure today is to be an early morning visit with my gastroenterologist.  Whoopee!  I shall be glad to be back home in my easy chair taking a lovely nap!
Have a splendid day!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on May 12, 2016, 11:31:16 am sounds as if you had a wonderful time, in spite of all the drippy weather!

I'm thinking about our Sue this morning.  I hope she can get a laptop or access to a computer at her rehab place and check in with us.  She shouldn't need anything more than she does at home...her username and password.  However, some of these places block access to some websites for reasons I can't understand, but it happens. 

We have sunshine today...and that's a wonderful change from the overcast gray days of this week.  I'm off for a hair appt at noon and then doing some laundry and packing for the weekend in Mpls.  It's a good thing I didn't pack to have highs in the low 50s!  So, back to turtlenecks and cords as this part of the family likes their house VERY in the windows open when in the low I have to pack accordingly.   :thumbup:

Ray and I were shaking our heads over docs and their advice.  When he had the front wound of his leg with all the stitches, the word was..NO bandage over it unless you're in a dusty place...leave it open to the air to heal.  This doc, for the sore on the back of the other leg...he thought all was good until he started "poking around" at the black scab and then changed says..."And leave it open to the air"?  NO, says the young surgeon..."keep it covered. I don't know where all this "leave it open" comes from!"  I think the docs must have had "care of wounds" on different days or from different professors!  "Cover it, don't cover it; use Neosporin, Never use neosporin for more than 1-2 days, etc."   :knuppel2:

I won't be in, probably, much until we get back home Sunday night.


Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on May 12, 2016, 01:03:31 pm
Good Morning, Keith and I have both been to see the Vampires this morning as scheduled by pour respective doctors. Nothing to do with the wedding just the yearly stuff. then My doctors office called to change my appointment AGAIN, this time it was only to chant the time not the month., So thankful for that. My orginal appointment was in March. Frecklesand I have  a Hospital vist scheduled for the same day just ` hour before my dr. appointment, the hospital is right across the street from the clinic so I will just have to take her with me and park someplace where she is shaded and leave the windows open for her. I may check and see if I can take her in with me.

That is about all the news I have from  here.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on May 12, 2016, 02:04:04 pm
I'm back home - after a great week.  We were on the road yesterday from 6 am until 5 pm.  Margaret did all the driving, but it's still hard.  I went to bed early, but woke up about the same time.  That was followed by a 2 hour nap this morning - so I'll probably survive.

Hope you have a good weekend, jane - with some nice weather.  Sorry Ray is still having problems with the injury.

Sharon, glad you're getting some relief from the tremor...and that the sleep issues settle out.

Marilyn, you're so good with your work with Freckles.

MaryPage, did Becky and Emily do their trip to Falling Water as a day trip? and come back to Annapolis that day?

Nothing scheduled for me today, but tomorrow will be a mani/pedi followed by a massage.  Just a pampering day.

Happy Thursday, Buddies!
Post by: MaryPage on May 12, 2016, 03:47:31 pm
Glad you are home safely after such a splendid adventure, MaryZ.  Yes, Becky and Emily did Kentuck Knob and Falling Water as a day trip, which is not all that hard from here.

I plan to email you a double photo Melissa, the granddaughter we visited in Easton yesterday, put together of her youngest, Miles, and her father, Greg.  Never in all of my 87 years have I seen a child who looked so exactly, I mean EXACTLY, like his grandfather!  Genetics are fascinating.  Each child is a complete throw of the dice as to how the genes will mix.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on May 12, 2016, 05:28:54 pm
Wow, everyone is really busy!  Mary Page, you had a lovely visit in spite of the rain.  So nice the gals got to tour the FLW homes.

Jane, windows open in 50 deg. weather???!!! I guess you do need turtlenecks.  I know what you mean about doctors and their care of open wounds.  Ms Frances had 2 different falls about 4 or 5 yrs ago and they treated them totally differently. Have a safe trip.

Mary, I'm so glad you had a good trip and are at home safe and sound.  The pamper day sounds good.

Marilyn, hope they got you in one stick and that you had a nice visit at the hospital.

Jane, Sue is having trouble accessing BB and needs your help. She says it won't accept her pasword.  She said she would try to sort it out with you when she gets home.

I've been the grocery and put everything away and am beat now.  Pain appt tomorrow.

BTW, I fixed the best pork tenderloin last night. I coated it with honey and then dijon mustard & roasted it on an open pan at 425 for about 45 mins. It was juicy and very tasty. I usually have trouble with pork being too dry.  All for now.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on May 12, 2016, 06:00:46 pm
I don't think the rain is ever going to leave this area. Storms again today and every day past week. Say same for all weekend and later.  Still not gotten the Plumber under the house. To wet. So suppose another high water bill this month.

Jane. I am sure your husband has been checked for Diab. I know that things seem to slow heal if have that.
I don't think you can find 2 doctors even in same big clinics that will say the same thing about anything.  I usually try to talk to one when I am back in the UK. just to tell them what they have people do here for certain.  They are amazed. Specially about all the prescriptions people take.  I am allergic to Sulfur, codeine and Penicillin since a child and have to turn down prescriptions each time one tries to give me one. (Not often take meds). I don't think Dr. know what is in the Meds they write them for.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on May 12, 2016, 07:35:32 pm
We'll work on getting Sue back on when she gets home if she can't get in now.

Jeanne....Ray has had diabetes for did all three of his sisters, too, in their later years, so, yes, that makes healing take longer.
Post by: MaryPage on May 13, 2016, 09:43:58 am
I tried to call Sue this morning, twice.  And both times the bling/beep came on and an automated voice said the number was not valid.  I figure I must have written it down wrong, so I came in here to this computer and tried going back, back, back through Sharon's posts to find the correct number, and I could not find that post to save me!  Bummer!

Sharon, the number I wrote down is 324-528-4201.  Please advise if you have any ideas.

ANOTHER rainy day here.  I just cannot BELIEVE this!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: so_P_bubble on May 13, 2016, 09:50:13 am
Look in your mail around the 7th of May or a day or two after.
Post by: MaryPage on May 13, 2016, 10:06:51 am
Oh, I thought it was posted in here.  I delete all of my email as soon as I read it.  My ultra clean housekeeping habits run over into my computer habits, and I just cannot bear piled up email.  So if Sharon emailed it to me, I will have written it down and deleted it.  And then I go into the "Deleted" file and delete it permanently.  But you are most awfully kind to remember that and advise me, Bubble!  Thanks!
Post by: MaryPage on May 13, 2016, 10:18:13 am
Okay, I have sent Sharon an email telling her the number I tried to call.  That seemed to be the sensible thing to do!

Thanks again, Bubble!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on May 13, 2016, 11:09:28 am
Mary Page, I haven't been to my email yet, but the prefix is 334. The rest of the # is correct. The first time I sent it out, my tremor was so bad I couldn't read the # I wrote down that Sue gave me. Had to recheck.

We got a little less than an inch of rain last night. Lots of thunder and lightening. We needed it though. Clear today and projected for the weekend and in the low 80's.

I'm off to the pain dr. today. No other plans.  I think we are getting close to the big goodbye to Bunny. She is beginning to lose control of bladder and colon.  So disheartening. We've been trying to convince ourselves it was a misdiagnosis.  She's lost weight also.  Sharon
Post by: MaryPage on May 13, 2016, 02:55:36 pm
Once I had the right number, I called several times with no answer.  Just this minute tried again, and a man answered.  He said there was no Sue there!  So I would guess they have moved her to another room with another phone!  Bummer!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: so_P_bubble on May 13, 2016, 03:10:15 pm
MaryPage, you tried.  Let's hope she will find a way to soon give news.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on May 13, 2016, 05:38:00 pm
Hi everyone. Jane u can send some of that rain and cool weather to us n Texas....we are hot dry and humid..Hope Sue is doing better.  Have her on my prayer list..Marlyin I guess u are getting excited about your wedding date....I have 2 granddaughter graduations to go to on the from high school and other from RN degree....then will be going to the coast the first week of June. Kids have rented a will be joining them...Hi to all the buddies. Darlene
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JoanFL on May 14, 2016, 09:17:57 am
Hello Ladies.  In case you don't go to Facebook, her grandson posted there this morning that Sylvia Tribe passed away last night.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on May 14, 2016, 10:48:18 am
Joan, thanks for letting us know about Sylvia.  Her red-print posts were a staple in this group for a long time.  May she rest in peace.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on May 14, 2016, 12:01:03 pm
Thanks, Joan.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on May 14, 2016, 12:42:09 pm
Hi Gals, I just tried Sue's cell phone, but her voice mail box was full and she didn't answer. I will try again later.

I also saw on FB that Sylvia had passed on. I'm glad that she i at peace now.

A beautiful sunny day here, to be 79 or so.

The pain dr think he can help me and will give me the diagnostic nerve block the 27th.

Had a wonderful start to our day today. Jocelyne and Henry called so that Henry could thank us for his graduation gift.  He is officially a PhD of biochemical engineering now.  Their move date was moved up, so they are in full out packing mode!

Nothing much else going on here.  Sharon
Post by: MaryPage on May 14, 2016, 01:37:03 pm
I sure hope that nerve block works for you, Sharon.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on May 14, 2016, 02:11:43 pm
I hope you get some relief, Sharon. 
Post by: MaryPage on May 14, 2016, 04:57:54 pm
Our gorgeous, warm, sunshiny day has turned into a dark, misty, I can't see the Bay Bridges or the Eastern Shore pouring down rain day.  You know, it is all very well to say, with enormous stores of patience, that we really needed the rain.  That is the thing, you see:  we needed the rain.  We no longer need it.  And we sure no longer want it.


On top of all of that, I am down because Becky & Emily are over at BWI preparing to board their plane back to Kansas City.  After having them for a week and a day, I'm going to miss them just one awful lot.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: GinnyAnn on May 15, 2016, 02:13:00 am
Sorry to learn of Sylvia's passing.

We have been feeling sad about losing Doug. Don't think it is easy for parents to lose a child.

My car is drivable so Ray plans to use it tomorrow (Sunday). My friend, Shirley, is picking me up and we are going out for coffee. We will probably do more than coffee but nothing is planned as yet.

Sure hope Sue is doing okay.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on May 15, 2016, 01:39:24 pm
Thanks for the good thoughts regarding my back. We will see in 2 weeks.

Ginny Ann, I cannot even begin to fathom the grief of losing a child. You're in my prayers. I hope you can find comfort in your faith.  I, too, am worried about Sue. Odd that neither the room phone nor the cell phone picks up.

Mary Page, we're supposed to have some more rain later in the week, but it is bright and sunny and rather cool--71 for a high. I wore a jacket to church.

Not much else to report on here.  I do wish Diane would post. I know her news must not be good though.  Hi to everyone.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on May 15, 2016, 07:08:58 pm
We're home after a wonderful weekend in Mpls.  Ray, Nephew and niece went to see the musical "Book of Morman" and were not impressed.  Ray said it was loud, psychodelic, lots of energy, lots of the F word over and over, and only one or two numbers that were OK.  I'm glad I'd passed on it and stayed home and slept.  We saw both the boys new homes and had great food and visits.

Off to unpack, shower and relax for the night.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: GinnyAnn on May 15, 2016, 11:05:09 pm
I went out for coffee with my friend Shirley today. We had a lovely chat. She was tired (she also has fibro) so we kept it shorter than usual.

Sure hope that Sue is doing okay. She isn't one to stay down long.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on May 16, 2016, 08:58:35 am
Nothing like a good night's sleep in your own bed back home! 

Errands to run today and need to make a grocery store run to stock up on veggies, etc. we let run out when we were going to be gone for the weekend.  I also need to see about getting some flowers planted.  Hopefully the chance of frost is now past...though last weekend was close.  Some thing got nipped up on Mpls. 

The sun is out and it looks like it's going to warm up! 

Have a good Monday!

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on May 16, 2016, 11:44:32 am
Lots to do this week, starting with today I have laundry going, must go to the bank, got to the car lot to drive the car if it is still there, perhaps buy it. Contact the jeweler to see if he will be in so I can get my bracelet (that my sister in law sent for the wedding,) shortened while I wait. Also have my Tai chi class this afternoon. Tomorrow Freckles and I go to the Library for the children to read to her. The est of tomorrow is clear to the house in order. for all the company that is coming into town, Gilbert and family will sleep here, but Keith's boys  will be here  too, probably sleep at their grandfather's house.
Post by: MaryPage on May 16, 2016, 12:07:04 pm
Finally a dazzling day here on the bay.  You can see for miles and miles, with everything clear as a shiny new bell.  Bay waters are sparkling.  Everything is bright blue, blazing green, and flaming yellow.  Love it!  Love it all.  Still gnashing my teeth over the fact that Mary didn't get to see it this way.

Marilyn, I am So excited, and I have to confess, thrilled for myself first and you only second.  I mean, I have Never been a matron of honor before.  Never, ever!  And I am pretty sure I am not expected to give a speech, so it's all good.  When I am not showing my teeth for the photographs, I'll be sinking them into the goodies.  Does a matron of honor rate two pieces of cake?
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on May 16, 2016, 01:14:06 pm
Hi Gals, Beautiful, sunny, cool day here with a light breeze. Downright perfect!

Jane, I'm surprised to hear that about the Mormon show. I would have thought it would be good. Good that you didn't go.  Glad you had a nice time and got home safely.

Mary Page, you're a hoot!  Glad your weather is better.

Marilyn, it sounds like you are a little stressed out, but it is a good stressed.  I can't wait to see a picture of the bride and groom.  I'm so glad this is happening for you and I wish you much happiness now and all the days to come!

Yesterday, after church, I worked with John and selected and put on a thumb drive 100 of his best Holy Land pictures.  After I leave here, I'm going to Shutterfly to try to figure out how to make a nice "album" of them. Wish me luck. I've never done it before.

Since we were still working at dinner time, I asked John to go to the local BBQ place and get take out. It was sooo good.  Of course, the Carolinas are known for their BBQ along with Tennesee of course.  All for now. Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on May 16, 2016, 04:40:20 pm
Woo Hoo we are getting the car this afternoon. It is a 2007 Subaru Forrester LL Bean edition, one owner, only 97,000 miles on it.

Click Here ( to see it.

I am kind of stressed out but not bad. Things really are going smoothly, IK just get frustrated with all there is to do.
Post by: MaryPage on May 16, 2016, 04:52:47 pm
That is a really good car;  my daughter Anne has one.  Greg has an Outback.  They both love them, and I have been driven in both many times.  You cannot beat a Subaru.
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Post by: jane on May 16, 2016, 05:54:13 pm
Marilyn...We've owned Suburu autos in the past, and were happy with them.  It looks perfect for carrying Freckles and getting groceries, and all the other stuff we all need to haul at times.

Overcast now and joints say a weather feont coming through, though apparently the rain may go south of us.

Laundry still going and only got one errand done when my body said "enough!"

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Post by: Cottoncandy on May 16, 2016, 07:02:09 pm
Thanks to  JeanneLee. Got my picture back on my post...nice looking car Marlyin...Marypage. Enjoyed the baby pictures.....Darlene
Post by: MaryPage on May 17, 2016, 09:52:39 am
Another dismal day.  Rain and mist.  I KNOW the bridge is there, and therefore I can make out a just slightly darker than the sky grey smudge where it should be.  The "Yard Boats," as the Navy calls them, which are miniature destroyers, are the only moving objects out there on the choppy waves of the Chesapeake.  Young men and women learning to become Admirals.

Well, I shall snuggle down in my easy chair and read, read, read.  Hope some of you are getting some sun!  Hugs & kisses from MaryPage
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Post by: jane on May 17, 2016, 11:03:10 am
We had ao many of those days last week, MaryPage.  Only thing to do is nap and read.  :thumbup:

Overcast here earlier, but a bit more sunshine, now, though still cool and windy.

Not much energy here...cold and cough slowly getting better, but still in my ears. 

Post by: MaryPage on May 18, 2016, 09:10:58 am
Well, we are having another such day.  It is not raining yet, but promising to.  The bridge and the Eastern Shore are chalky blue smudges against the paler milky sky.  Not a cloud in sight, as the whole sky IS cloud!

I am having a good time just diddling and piddling around.  Puttering aimlessly, getting all sorts of tiny, insignificant matters taken care of.  Chip has reglued all of the leather layers on the plastic inserts for my shoes.  Since these cost a handful to begin with, and the podiatrist wants $50 each pair for this repair, I am happy with the savings realized.

Happy Day, Buddies!  Hope we hear from Sue soon.  Isn't this the day she was due to go home?
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Post by: SharonE on May 18, 2016, 12:30:43 pm
It's very overcast here too with a chance of showers. Same through the weekend except to be more storms and rain Saturday.  Yuck.  I know we need rain regularly, but it would be nice if it were spaced out.  I still think someone needs to lobby Mother Nature to only have rain between midnight and 6 AM.  Don't you all think that would be a good idea?   :D

My cleaning girl was here this morning, which always makes me feel good.  John is off to bridge and I really should find something constructive to do but I'm really leaning toward curling up with a good book!  Sharon
Post by: MaryPage on May 18, 2016, 12:40:51 pm
I've always thought that would be a good idea, Sharon, except I would choose eleven P.M. until five A.M.

And temperatures would always be a low of 50° and a high of 70°.  And the sun would shine all day long.  Way to go!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on May 18, 2016, 02:24:45 pm
Made a visit to Clinic to have my blood pressure checked and it was sky they tried 3 times which only makes it go higher.  Finally they made me sit there and "relax" and tried the 4th time and it was just slightly I'm getting another med for it.  Now to see if the ditzy nurse who I spoke to has bothered to call it in.  I'm just relaxing and trying to "destress" so I can get it down some.

Always something!!

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Post by: Marilyn on May 18, 2016, 03:33:13 pm
Well I got that dreaded letter from the Women's Imaging Center. I have to go to the hospital this time  for either an Ultrasound or another mammogram. This has happened to me before as i have the dense breasts, so it is no biggy, I am not eneveconcerned about it.
Post by: MaryPage on May 18, 2016, 04:17:51 pm
Well, we'll think positively about it, too, Marilyn.

Jane, I have the extremely high blood pressure problem, as well and all, and it comes as such a huge surprise to me after a lifetime of always low (not extremely low, just low) blood pressure.  I am taking the maximum amount of medication possible, and it is a real worry.  And hey, that is precisely what you are NOT supposed to do:  worry!  Being old is a constant series of attacks from a myriad directions, until you just flat out get totally confused as to what is going on.  Good luck to you!

Hey, I just bumped into a brand new, to me, little bit of trivia.  Today The Capital did a feature story on this year's plebes having to finish out their first year at the Academy with a grueling 14 HOUR series of extreme physical trials.  One guy, who graduated from a local High School and was pretty much describing most of the stuff they had to do all day to the newspaper reporter doing the story, told how between events some of them were hurriedly tossing little packets of mustard down their throats because mustard is full of salt and would prevent muscle cramps in their legs!  Woo hoo!  A new thing to try!  Do you think it would work with night time leg cramps?  Worth trying, say I!  So grab some of those little packets next time you get a chance and stash them in the drawer of your night table!  First one to actually try it, report in!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on May 18, 2016, 04:40:28 pm
MaryPage, I've heard about mustard, too.  But also, I've heard of athletes drinking pickle juice to prevent leg cramps.  And we all know about the potassium thing (bananas, tomatoes, etc.).  A chiropractor friend said that a calcium deficiency could cause them, too, and suggested I take extra calcium (I take two 600 mg caplets/day) in the evening, if I think I might have leg cramps at night.  (I get them really bad when I've been doing a lot of walking or general traveling.)  Calcium and bananas did seem to help on the recent trip.  Never fun in any case.

Marilyn, sorry about the retesting.  Good thoughts from here, too.

jane, sorry about your BP.  Mine always runs fairly high, too, and I'm on medication.  I know weight loss and more exercise would help me, but.......   You know how that goes (or doesn't).

Sharon, I hope you got some good reading in this afternoon.

I haven't had much to say, so haven't been writing much.  I've been having a sort-of background sinus headache today, so I've decided not to go up for dinner tonight.  And I'm already in my soft clothes and slippers.  I have some homemade soup from the freezer (from last fall) in a pot warming on the stove, and that'll be my dinner.  It feels much better already.  LOL  There's a bridal shower for Clare (Matt's fiancée) on Saturday.  Margaret's picking me up and we'll make a day trip to the Atlanta area.  I think this will be mostly friends her age, so I'll definitely be "background". 

I hope we get some news about Sue soon.  I haven't tried to get in touch with her, but she is on my mind.

Hugs to all the Buddies!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on May 18, 2016, 04:55:33 pm

Boo on having to go back for another mammo, Marilyn.

I've been thinking of Sue all day...think she was to go home today...the 18th?

Finally back home after having the pharmacist (a former student) called doc's office for a different drug since the first one could give me a sulfa reaction. I'm very allergic to sulfa.   I took my bp here at home and it's fine...134/60.  That's a huge reduction from what it was, and I haven't  taken the new med yet.

I hope we can get up to the greenhouse tomorrow to see about geraniums for my hanging baskets and front landscape. 

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on May 18, 2016, 05:05:35 pm
Jane, glad the BP is down. Usually they let you monitor it and keep track of it at home and show it to the dr before starting a new BP med.  White coat syndrome is so common. My pressure has always been low, but has been higher lately. Not sure why. Maybe my weight gain.

Mary, the book I started was one I had already read, so I got involved with other stuff, including making an appt to get my car windshield replaced. I got a ding that caused a crack last week. I'm sorry you aren't feeling well. HOpe the soup helps.  I had good luck taking SlowMag for my leg cramps, but it also caused me to have diarrhea, so I had to stop it.  No problem lately though.  I take 1200 iu of Calcium daily and have for years. I'm lactose intolerant + I'm on the cusp of osteoporosis.

I sent Sue an email today. I also tried her cell phone, but the voice mail is full. It did give me the option of leaving my phone # so they could page her. Don't know if that is on her phone or what. I've been worried too.

Jane, I'm sure you're ready to get your pretty geraniums hanging on your porch. The pictures I've seen of past years are always so pretty.

MP, I'll let you know if I try the mustard thing!  However, I would think it would be most effective after hard exertion.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on May 18, 2016, 05:32:01 pm
Positive thoughts to Marlyin...Jane. Every time I go in to Dr.    My BP is up....says white coat syndrome.....when I get's I take  daily numbers to the Dr on my appt...There's been rain all around us...dry here...but cool...Hi to all Darlene
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on May 18, 2016, 07:04:40 pm
Now it seems like about every two years. (I get mamo yearly). they call me to come back for a Sona one done.  Been doing it for past 15 years.  It usually if when a new one reads it. I have a couple of little fibroids that show up . Little white specs. I always look at them after she takes them and see them there so know what is happening.
Title: CHUMMY!
Post by: MaryPage on May 18, 2016, 11:12:51 pm
Tonight I had the fun of finding out what Miranda Hart has been up to.  She is the British actress who plays Chummy on Call The Midwife, only she has been missing for a couple of seasons.  I remember when this series started I read a piece that said she was a really huge favorite in the UK, so when it was written into the script that her character was supposed to be elsewhere for a while, I figured Miranda Hart must not have figured on Midwife lasting so many seasons, and had other contracts.  Well, I just saw her in the movie SPY on HBO, and she was wonderful.  The movie was a hoot: a huge spoof of the James Bond movies, but featuring our CIA.  My one objection was the filthy language, but I watched it anyway because I am such a big fan of Melissa McCarthy.  I did not know about Hart being in it until she popped up, but she had a Big part and was GREAT!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: GinnyAnn on May 19, 2016, 02:11:23 am
We had a lovely, altho cool, spring day. I enjoyed sitting on my front deck and Max wandered around the front yard before laying down under one of our apple trees.

I'm worried about Sue. I miss her daily posts.  :( 
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on May 19, 2016, 11:21:42 am
Morning, Gals...
It sounds as if you had a pleasant "sit out," GinnyAnn!!

I hope our Sue can get back to us soon, too.  I'm glad she has Tim right there.

It looks to be a beautiful day here...Ray is running some errands and then we'll go to the two greenhouses in town and see if I can find some geraniums. 

I've been checking my blood pressure here at home and it's good.  I haven't started the new med yet...want to see what it is without it.  I know I have White Coat syndrome when it comes to BP.  I guess I have that "old age" thing of not wanting to be overmedicated!   :idiot2:

Have a good Thursday in your corner of the world!

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on May 19, 2016, 02:31:45 pm
I am surprised that Sue's Tim has not posting something in here letting us know how she is.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on May 19, 2016, 03:45:54 pm
Sue.....we need to hear from you......Darlene
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on May 19, 2016, 05:33:22 pm
Hi Gals, if Sue doesn't get in touch with someone tomorrow, I will try to contact Tim and make sure she is okay.

I just got back from a late trip to the grocery. Yuck.  Before that, John and I were photographing all our valuables to itemize for our estate for the kids and also in case of fire or theft.  Now I have to print them all out and put them in the lockbox.

Other than that, I haven't done a whole lot.  Ginny Ann, glad you're enjoying time on the porch. Nice time of year for it.

Our weather has been dreary and drippy all day. Not a smidge of sun.

MP, glad you found where Chummy was hiding. I, too, always enjoyed her. She was so perfect for the part in The Midwives.

Have a nice evening.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: alpiner1 on May 19, 2016, 05:55:43 pm
I also have been going through the mammogram re-testing . I had a repeat mammogram & ultra sound on Tuesday of this week . Today in the mail I got a letter that the doctor wants another evaluation .  I don't see the doctor until May 31 , long time to wait & be in the dark !   My imagination runs wild & I get all nervous .
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on May 19, 2016, 06:08:08 pm
Very understandable, Alpiner. I know it's easy for everyone to say "don't worry," and that's not easy, but I hope you can. 

We did get out to the greenhouses here, and the flowers are really not very plentiful.  We went on down to Cedar Rapids and got some there.  The one clerk said a lot of people have had to re-buy as the first ones froze last week.  I will go back to a local greenhouse for flowers for my baskets.  They are 1/2 the price they wanted in CR. 

So, tomorrow will be planting day here, I guess.   :smiley6600:
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on May 19, 2016, 09:04:01 pm
alpiner, keep coming here to talk.  We've all been there and are only to ready to listen and answer questions and just sent hugs. 
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Post by: Marilyn on May 19, 2016, 09:20:27 pm
My Dr. Appointment today went well. She said that in the report she got from imaging said that on both breasts up by  my arm pit shows something asymmetrical so I will have a different mammogram that will squeeze  much tighter, they will read it and if necessary will do an ultrasound. I am not worried about them finding anything. She told me if it was her she would be freaking out. My dr. is also afraid of needles. Who woulda thunk it. I also have to see the ENT because of the hoarsness in my throat. That is another thing that has happened before and turned out to be post nasal drip caused. However it really pays to be on the safe sideeaand rule things out.

Only 3 more sleeps untiil the big day Tomorrow is  finally a free day for me so i am doing to wash my hair and do my so short nails. They are still recovering from having the acrylics for so many years., I had tham taken off about a year ago and rub iol into the nail and around the  cuticles every  night trying to strengthen them and get them healthy again.

I sure hope we can find out any news on  Sue pretty soon.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on May 20, 2016, 09:17:44 am
Your Day is almost here, Marilyn!  Are you enjoying the new car?

Bad night...didn't get to sleep until 1:30 with all the joints being painful, and then neighbor two doors down woke me at 5:30 am as he reved up his motorcycle and left, I assume, for work! GRRRR!

Today will be an easy one....planting the flowers we bought yesterday, and one more trip outside of town for larger pots of geraniums for my hanging baskets. 

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: joyous on May 20, 2016, 04:48:17 pm
We here in Baton Rouge had a humongus(sp) storm last night----lightning, thunder, trees down , AND outages all
over.  We never lost electricity but lost access to computer
and TV >:( Computer just came back on (it is 3:45P.M.).
Still no TV :(  How did we ever live without all these things
before????? :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on May 20, 2016, 10:31:24 pm
Glad you're OK!  Maybe having the TV off will be peaceful.

Post by: MaryPage on May 20, 2016, 11:36:49 pm
We are due for a NorEaster tomorrow.  They are saying the worst of it will be between seven A.M. and two P.M.  Wish us luck!

Sharon, can you try Sue again?  I am beginning to really fret over not hearing anything.
Post by: MaryPage on May 21, 2016, 09:13:36 am
It's here.  The NorEaster.  Dark as can be for nine o'clock on a May morning, it is pouring buckets.  I guess we are in for it for a while.

I had a lot of fun yesterday afternoon and evening.  I discovered a television channel I had not previously known existed:  Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.  It is channel number 157 here in Annapolis for Comcast.  I watched the Chocolate Cookie Mystery and the Plum Pudding Mystery and the Peach Cobbler Mystery.  Fun.  Silly, perhaps, but no sex, no gruesome violence, and no filthy language.  It was a pleasant indulgence.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on May 21, 2016, 10:26:10 am
I, too, hope we can hear from our Sue soon or Sharon can find a way to reach Tim.

MaryPage....yikes!  Stay in and safe.

Beautiful day get to 80s.  We want to walk this morning, and then finish our planting of pots. 

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on May 21, 2016, 11:30:14 am
I found Tim's phone # and called. Had to leave a message and my #. I hope to hear from him sometime today.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on May 21, 2016, 05:30:30 pm
Thanks, Sharon!!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: alpiner1 on May 21, 2016, 06:12:32 pm
I was sent the results of the tests I had done on Tuesday in an email . Another test , its called a stereotactic biopsy .  It seems to be the same as the one I had last summer & a titanium chip was put in .  At that time all that was found was fiberous tissue . I hope that is all that is found this time too .
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on May 21, 2016, 07:54:58 pm
I hope so, too, alpiner!  Keep us posted, please.

Sharon, thanks for check with Sue's son.  I hope you or jane hears back something soon.

Margaret picked me up this morning, and we headed to Woodstock, GA, for a wedding shower for Matt and Claire.  It was a nice afternoon.  Matt was there, too, and did very well for a groom in a room with his fiancée's friends.  I got back home just before the dining room closed and was able to get some soup and a sandwich.  The wedding is in three weeks.  Nothing special planned for tomorrow.

Happy weekend, Buddies!
Post by: MaryPage on May 22, 2016, 09:26:54 am
Then the Prince lifted her up in front of him on his white horse and galloped off to the palace on the hilltop, where they lived happily ever after!

Woo hoo!

Happy, happy ever after to our beautiful blushing bride!            Bring on the bubbly:

               TO MARILYN and KEITH!
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Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on May 22, 2016, 11:59:51 am
It's a beautiful morning here, and we've gotten a walk in through the park and by the river...calm and peaceful.  It was neat to see a young couple with two small children and "Mom" was taking pictures of the kids in the park.

Lots of graduation parties the next couple of weeks.  Our local high school has graduation today and another did so last Wednesday so lots of teens on the roads, racing from one
Party to another all over the county.  The kids are distracted, and it's just safer to stay off the highways on the weekends!

I'm on the back porch and anticipate not moving much from here today.   :thumbup:

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: so_P_bubble on May 22, 2016, 12:37:18 pm
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on May 22, 2016, 12:46:00 pm
Best wishes for many more happy days ahead, Marilyn and Keith!!!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on May 22, 2016, 02:47:47 pm

I hope everything went well and that you enjoyed family being there.  Are you going to have a honeymoon?  Anyway, enjoy your happiness.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on May 22, 2016, 03:00:25 pm
I have not heard from Tim yet. I can't believe he hasn't returned my call unless they just don't check their land line messages.

Mary, you have a wonderful event to anticipate. I know that Matt is special to you. Is he the youngest grandson?  Glad you were able to make it to the shower.

Joc and Henry are now in Minneapolis!  They close on the house tomorrow and then will move in immediately. They drove up with a friend driving a moving truck for them on Thursday because they needed to sign something on Friday, so did it all at once.  A big time for them with their first home, Henry's new big job, and of course little Harrison.

The sun is actually shining today. We've gotten about 2" of rain in the past few days and I'm tired of the drearies. The temps are supposed to climb up into the 80's for the rest of the week.

John left before 7:00 to go to Greenville, SC for a team tournament. His Chinese friend accompanied him. He will be back by 7ish tonight.  I went on to church and SS and then stopped at the new WalMart market near church.  I needed a couple things and also wanted to buy some stuff for the care center as next week is our church's turn to donate.

Since I got home and ate, I've cleaned the kitchen, run the DW and put in a load of laundry, but I think I'm ready to relax now.  Have a nice day. Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on May 22, 2016, 04:57:39 pm
Just wanted to tell Marilyn and her new hubby.  Congratulations and wish then happiness...Darlene
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on May 22, 2016, 05:20:07 pm
Sharon, congrats to your Joc and Henry.  I hope all goes well in their new location.  Matt is Margaret's oldest (Jesse is the younger brother).  Matt's the third grandchild - after Sue's Alison and Paul.  (I know it takes a scorecard to keep track of them.  LOL) But he's the second one to marry.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on May 22, 2016, 05:23:50 pm

Just wait until they start to Marry and then have Children who have Children. You will never remember who is who. Or birthdays are the worse things to keep check on.
Post by: MaryPage on May 22, 2016, 05:34:41 pm
I don't have any problem with mine!  I can reel off every one of my 8 children and 13 grandchildren.  Also the 26 great grandchildren, though I do have to count with my fingers to figure out the year some of these were born, I remember every month and day.

Itching to hear about Marilyn's day, albeit I don't expect to real soon.  Itching to hear SOMEthing of Sue.

So does Margaret just have the 2 boys, Mary?  And Sue has the 1 boy and the wonderful Alison?  How about your other two daughters?

Oh, Sharon!  Minneapolis is so far away for you to see and enjoy little Harrison.  Oh well, Facebook is so rewarding in that department.  Just think how deeply folks used to yearn for their grandchildren in the old times.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: joyous on May 22, 2016, 06:15:17 pm
Here's wishing a long and happy union for Marilyn and Keith.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on May 22, 2016, 06:37:43 pm
Jeanne - I definitely know how that goes!  No great-grands on the radar at this point.

MaryPage - the line-up is like this - with our daughters listed by age:

Sue - children Alison (33), Paul (31), Sarah (27)
Margaret - Matt (29), Jesse (27)
Kate - Andy (27)
Jean - none

It was a busy six years.  In 1986-87, all three were pregnant at the same time, with Jesse in September, Andy in January, and Sarah in March.  Then that was the end.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on May 22, 2016, 07:41:34 pm
MaryZ.  But when the grands start coming it seems like it is Bang, Bang for awhile.  I just had 2 girls. For the Eldest she had to wait until daughter 34 before she had a boy and then twins. Her son now in 40s but not married. Not interested in doing it. The rest are Texas. 3 grandsons and now 6 Great grands there.  But all over. No more now for a long time. I will not  see any more.
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Post by: Marilyn on May 22, 2016, 11:03:15 pm
There are a lot of duplicate photos, They were taken with a camera that is you hold down the vutton it keeps taking olictures so i just uploaded all of them.

A special thank you to Maryp;age for participatingf in the ceremony as the Matron of Honor. (

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on May 22, 2016, 11:13:23 pm
Marilyn, you looked radiant!  And you and Keith make a handsome couple.  Glad you could get photos with all the family, too. 
Post by: MaryPage on May 23, 2016, 09:11:18 am
Marilyn, you are very beautiful and you were a lovely, lovely bride!  I was so pleased and proud to be your Matron of Honor, and really, it was no trouble at all!  I didn't even have to stand in line at BWI!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on May 23, 2016, 10:13:12 am
What a lovely wedding, Marilyn. So happy for you both.  Were the flowers from your garden?  They were so pretty.

The guy came to pressure wash the house at 8:45 this morning!  He's a young fire fighter who does it in his off time. He did a good job. His price was so much lower than others, we gave him extra.

I called Tim again last night, but still no word.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on May 23, 2016, 11:02:20 am
Marilyn....Great photos and wonderful memories to have!

Sharon....those young firefighters do good work, I think.  Our cops do that kind of work in their off hours, too, and they do a great job.  Thanks for trying Tim again.  I've had no word, either, from Kris and I hope we all hear soon that Sue's home or in a rehab where she can connect with us all again.

Beautiful morning here, and I need to get out and walk.  We're to have rain everyday for the next several, so I need to get the sandals on and be on my way.  Ray's headed to the golf course. 

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on May 23, 2016, 01:01:54 pm
The flowers came from  the different church members gardens, everyone had a part in the wedding.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on May 23, 2016, 03:18:43 pm
Perseverance pays off!  Sue just called me. Tim was with her and I'm sure asked her to.  She is in a new rehab hospital getting physical and occupational therapy. She has a compacted (maybe compressed)nerve in her back which is causing foot drop and she is having to learn to walk and handle that. She will be in the rehab hospital for 2 more weeks for sure. She is having to wear a foot brace and use a walker. She was a little confused on some of the details, but she got teary when I told her everyone was worried about her and said to tell you how much she appreciated your thoughts and prayers.

Marilyn, I told her that you had gotten married and she was so pleased to hear that and asked me to tell you that she wishes you much happiness.

I feel so much better after having talked with both her and Tim and asked Tim to have her call me occasionally with updates.  I had really gotten myself into a major worry upset, so now I can relax.  Sharon
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Post by: Marilyne on May 23, 2016, 04:52:03 pm
Sharon - Thank you for posting the update on Sue. I've been checking in here every day, in hopes of hearing some good news about her progress.  She posted often in the Library Bookshelf discussion, so we've missed her there as well. I'd like to send her a card, so if you have the address of the rehab hospital, please post it here . . . or my email is available by clicking on my name. :)
Post by: MaryPage on May 23, 2016, 04:53:00 pm
So I gather there is no computer access?  Sue does not own a tablet or smart phone?  Not that I took my iPad to hospital with me, but I was only in there for 2 nights, and if those had turned into weeks, I would have had Chip bring mine to me on a daily basis, as I would have gone nuts otherwise.

So good of you to persevere in your quest, Sharon, and thanks so much for sharing.  I am horrified at Sue's accident having caused so very much of a long term issue for her.  Did the accident cause the problem foot, or did the problem foot appear and cause the accident?  The way things have turned out makes me wonder.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on May 23, 2016, 05:23:58 pm
Sharon, thanks so much for getting word to us about Sue.  I know how much I'd appreciate knowing that friends were worrying and caring.  I hate that she's having so much trouble.

I had my usual busy Monday.  The cards at bridge were all over the lot - had one or two 16-20 point hands, but much more in the 3-7 point range.

We due to move into summer weather this week - temperatures in the upper 80s to 90, with high humidity.  Yuck! - I'll be staying in the AC a lot.
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Post by: SharonE on May 23, 2016, 05:27:17 pm
Marilyne, I'm sorry, she didn't give me the name of the hospital or the address there.

MP, she also had a fall a few days after she entered the hopital & I think that is what injured the nerve and caused the foot drop.  They think she will eventually conquer it though.  I guess that this is a lesson to us all to take care of ourselves and not to climb!!!  Sue has a Kindle but no Ipad or smartphone.  She really isn't that much into techno things.  I do hope she will call occasionally and let us know how she's doing.  Sharon
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Post by: jane on May 23, 2016, 05:30:11 pm
Sharon....thank heavens you've heard from Sue.  It sounds as if she'll have a lot of rehab to get her back on track. 

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Post by: Marilyn on May 23, 2016, 07:05:19 pm
Shjerry thanks for the update on Sue.
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Post by: Cottoncandy on May 23, 2016, 08:22:05 pm were a beautiful bride....loved the pictures.. Glad to hear Sue is doing ok and at rehab...I had to go to the Dr today..sick with an inner..ear infection....Dr wants me to follow up with ENT...but I'm hoping to wait this Friday will be going to two gdaughters graduation...Hope everyone else is doing ok...Darlene
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Post by: jane on May 24, 2016, 08:47:43 am
Darlene....hope you get some relief from the inner ear infection so ypu can enjoy the graduations.

We have an appt in Dubuque today, but nothing else on the calendar.  Tomorrow is the busy day, and we're supposed to have a lot of rain and storms.  My three appts are here in town, but Ray has one back in Dubuque for the surgeon to check his wound. 

Post by: MaryPage on May 24, 2016, 09:11:35 am
This is my happy birthday, and also Queen Victoria's.  Started celebrating days ago, though.  Chip is taking me to Gambrills this blazingly sunny day.  We will lunch and shop at Wegman's there, and wind up in Cold Stone Creamery for ice cream.  Woo Hoo!
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Post by: maryz on May 24, 2016, 10:56:08 am
Have a wonderful "HAPPY" day, MaryPage.  I'm glad we got to celebrate with you early.
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Post by: jane on May 24, 2016, 11:11:03 am
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Post by: Marilyn on May 24, 2016, 12:44:19 pm
Happy Birthday MaryPage
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Post by: SharonE on May 24, 2016, 12:58:09 pm
Well, hecky dern! I posted a while ago and now it's gone!! Darn cyber gremlins!


Not much going on here. I did 2 loads of laundry yesterday, so stripped the beds and have the sheets in now.  Picked my first 3 hydrangea flowers of the year. They are so pretty and the bush is just covered with buds.

Get well, Darlene, so you can enjoy those graduations.

Jane, hope all the appts go well for you and Ray.

Mary, that's the way with bridge cards--up and down! Oh well, that's why it is a challenge.

Have a nice day everyone. Sharon
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Post by: JeanneP on May 24, 2016, 01:15:15 pm
But MaryPage.  You just had a birthday. I guess they just come faster for us.  You have a nice one. Your plans sound good.  Just hope not as hot a we are having right now. Was 90 deg yesterday but they do say rain some time today. Just enjoy the birthday and then Forget it.
Long as they keep a coming. Numbers mean nothing.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on May 24, 2016, 01:35:52 pm
I've heard from Kris, Sue's DIL, and have an address.  I don't want to put it here, so I've sent an email with it to our regulars here for whom I have emails. 

If someone else wants it, please email me, and I'll get it to you.  Her DIL thought Sue would love to get cards.

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Post by: maryz on May 24, 2016, 03:10:54 pm
Thanks, jane!
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Post by: Cottoncandy on May 24, 2016, 03:17:02 pm
Happy Birthday.  MARY PAGE.."Darlene
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Post by: JeanneP on May 24, 2016, 05:22:35 pm
Jane. Good that a address out to us.  Goodness. That fall was a lot worse than I thought it would be. Going to take awhile. Sure taught me to not be doing a few things I thought I could still do. She will most probably be moved again so good idea to send to Son's address
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Post by: Cottoncandy on May 24, 2016, 05:43:45 pm
On sue s it just Opelika..then 36801?  Darlene
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Post by: jane on May 24, 2016, 05:50:03 pm
Darlene, the state is Alabama.

I'll send the whole thing again.
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Post by: Cottoncandy on May 24, 2016, 06:00:36 pm
Ok. Thanks Jane
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Post by: Cottoncandy on May 24, 2016, 06:12:11 pm her add correct...will mail her a card tomorrow...thanks Jane. Darlene
Post by: MaryPage on May 24, 2016, 06:34:33 pm
I'm sort of wondering if anyone is getting Sue's mail that goes to her home, because I sent a get well card there a couple of weeks ago.

Before Bob died, he instructed me very seriously, and made me give him my solemn promise that I would NEVER climb a ladder, step ladder, chair or stool on my own.  He asked that I not do this at all, but that if I felt I absolutely had to, I must have someone right there with me. So I promised.  His idea was that he had known so very many old folks, both men and women, fall and never really recover.  I have, too;  and so I am extra fussily careful about this, and Bob has been dead over 10 years now, and I have kept my promise.  You just really pay too high a price when you sustain falls at my age!  Old bones, muscles and nerves cannot take the same thing young people bounce right back from.  So if you are 75 or older, think twice before you step UP on something!

THANK YOU so very much for all of the lovely birthday greetings.  I have had a wonderful 2 days of birthday celebration, and look forward to the rest of the week doing the same.  MaryZ, I don't know how you figured it, but your card arrived right smack on the day today!
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Post by: jane on May 24, 2016, 08:37:26 pm
MaryPage....I think Kris said they had her mail stopped...which I assume means they're having it held at the PO and she or Tim picks it up and gets it to Sue. 

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Post by: Marilyn on May 24, 2016, 09:21:46 pm
MaryPage, My daughter in Law Sarah's Birthday was Friday the 20th  and Keith's is today. the 24th , Our wedding was in the middle the 22tnd.
We went to Safeway earlier and bought a 2 nice steaks  that I broiled tgo perfection for his birthday dinner. He also had mashed potatoes and gravy with a side salad and Cake leftover from Sunday and ice cream as well.  I had steak and salad, with cake for desert. I should be eating cake as my Dr said Said i was eating too m any carbs. My A1C was 5.7 and Blood Glucose was 110, she said TOO MANY CARBS!!!
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Post by: JeanneP on May 24, 2016, 10:08:58 pm
Marilyn.   Does seem that you bake a lot of cakes and bread. (2 of my weaknesses).  Did you have lots of wedding cake left.  I take it you put some in the freezer for 1st anniversary And also suppose to save some for birth of first baby.  I think you can eat that piece now..
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Post by: jane on May 25, 2016, 08:49:55 am
Marilyn...your doc probably wants your A1c below the 5.7?  I think that's the "normal" standard now. Is she having you test yourself or just wants you to work on diet?

Busy day here...doc appt at 10:00, dreaded dentist appt for 6 month cleaning and check at 1:00, and then a massage at 3:00.  I need that with all this joint and muscle aches with this goofy weather pressure changes we're having.   


Post by: MaryPage on May 25, 2016, 10:59:39 am
This is Blue Angels Day here on the bay.  I can see them from my home, but not their entire detailed show.  That centers on the Naval Academy right where it borders Annapolis Harbor, but of course, because it is up there in the sky and because they are jets zooming across those broad blue skies at incredible speeds, they have a very wide range for their act.  I should say acts, because if you have seen a Blue Angels performance, you know that they come in all six in tight and unbelievable formation, and then two of them split off.  We never know from which direction of the compass they will choose to enter the space above us and start showing off.  Thousands of boats, little dinghies to grand yachts, fill up the harbor and the mouth of the Severn River where it empties into the Chesapeake Bay, for this is the very best place from which to view the entire circumference of their aerial gymnastics.  From my deck/balcony I can see watercraft pouring in from every direction.  I can also see heaps of my neighbors sitting out in yard chairs down at our beach or on the green, green grass next to the heap of rocks down there;  from there you can see just about everything.
First I HEAR them, and if you have never heard them, I must tell you the noise is deafening.  And I can see them from my front, kitchen deck/balcony, but only because they have to fly that far and further in order to circle around and back to the focus of their audience.  I see more from the back deck which faces the water and the humongous fleet of boats anchored out there to catch the Blue Angels.  I see a lot of their maneuvers in the sky from there, but most definitely not the whole show.  After the six come in together, four of the planes stay together and perform marvelous tricks;  but two take off on their own, sometimes doing 2 plane tricks and, more often, totally on their own and doing simply unbelievable stuff.  They perform for about an hour, and then all of a sudden they are tight together again in their six plane formation and heading way, way off into the distance.  And they are gone.  And a huge silence is left behind.  Then everyone emits a collective sigh, and the little to large boats gather themselves and toot all manner of horns by way of clapping and turn around, many saying goodbyes to their neighbor boats, and take off in the direction from which they came.  Until another year.  Until another Naval Academy graduation week.
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Post by: Marilyn on May 25, 2016, 11:03:11 am
Jane my fasting glucose was 110 along with that A1C reading. She isn't having me test myself, however, my cholesterol up a bit not much but it was the LDL that was up some from the last time a year ago. also the Triglycerides. sp.

Today I see the ENT to see if my hoarseness is anything to be concerned about.
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Post by: SharonE on May 25, 2016, 11:34:08 am
Hi Gals, it is another beautiful, sunny day here in SC and I can hear the landscapers' mowers headed down the street. So nice to have the lawn as part of the HOA. Of course we take care of the flowers and the garden we put on the hill in the back.

Jane, hope you get through your dental visit without too much stress. I know you hate them.  I really don't mind them unless they are doing surgery.  The massage should smooth out all the ruffled feathers.  I could sure use one too.

Marilyn, too bad about the glucose levels, but at least you have the warning and can remedy it.  I love carbs too.  My cholesterol levels are always awful but not much to be done about them.  Wish Keith a happy birthday for us.

Thanks, Jane, for the address. I haven't been to my email yet, but will be glad to get it.

Molly, you've been absent for a while. I hope the Egyptair crash didn't have any impact on Mohamed or his family & friends.

I wish Diane could find some time to post what is going on with them. It can't be good.

No plans for today.   Hope you all have good days.  Sharon
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Post by: jane on May 25, 2016, 12:34:15 pm
I've been to the Clinic, and ARNP agrees I don't need the second BP meds and I domhave white coat syndrome.  She checked it when Imleft and BP was down as was pulse...from 109 when I got there to the mid 80s.  I also had a bloodshot eye this morning that she looked at and had one of the docs look at...both think just a spontaneous rupture from rubbiing it or whatever.  I'm to use moisturing drops for a few days, and I'll see her again in early July for my annual "wellness visit."

Now to try to calm down and get ready for the dentist visit.

Ray saw my surgeon about the wound on the back of his in a "flexible cast" and has to go back each week and they'll change it, so he doesn't have to do the daily dressing change.  Doc said it'd be a long summer for Ray.  I'm glad we had no plans and have canceled the NYC trip we'd signed up for for early Sept.

I mailed a card to Sue this morning.   I hope the cards cheer her up.
Post by: MaryPage on May 25, 2016, 01:28:54 pm
I've been out on the kitchen deck watering blue pots full of geraniums and the yellow hibiscus, so have missed the activity out on the bay.  Wednesday is for watering plants.  So turning my attentions to the bayside balcony, I see hundreds of boats already anchored in their favorite spots, while hundreds more are pouring in from the north, the south, and across bay waters to the east.  My goodness, it is not yet twelve thirty and the show will not start until two.  They will have "Fat Albert," a WWII cargo plane, and some others do some show opening type antics for a while now, but then all will shut down and the quiet will come.  In the meantime, everyone will have been eating great food catered by the ladies aboard, while the men work the bottle openers and call back and forth to the other boats.  They love to ask everyone where they're from, sometimes discovering neighbors and sometimes making new friends from Delaware to the north or Virginia to the south.  Everyone checks their watches, and instinctively that quiet descends and all eyes scan the skies.  Which way will they come this year?  I always bet on the southwest.  Roar, wham, bang!  They're here!
But at this point, they aren't.  MaryZ, I WISH you could see the literally thousands of boats pouring in here!  It is a dazzlingly sunshiny day.  I hope Alison & Joe played hookey for the afternoon.
Our school system gave up decades ago.  They had been faced with no students after noon on Blue Angel Wednesday every year.  Both public and private schools finally gave up and gave everyone the half day.  No fair for teachers to have to stick around in near-empty classrooms.  So all Annapolis celebrates this day, including parents and kinfolk in town for the commissioning of over a thousand navy midshipmen.  We are full to the brim, and as I glance out towards the bay I can see the foamy wakes of hundreds of little boats speeding to find their place in the crowded waters.  Wish you were here!
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Post by: maryz on May 25, 2016, 01:54:33 pm
MaryPage, we've seen the Blue Angels perform several times, including a last-one-of-the-season in Pensacola, and twice here in Chattanooga.  The second time was in 2005 when we got to see the rehearsal.  We were buying my car, and the dealership was near the airport.  We were in the flight patterns for their test runs, and everybody just hung out in the parking lot of the dealership watching.  Fun, but not as great as seeing them over Annapolis.  Always a treat!

jane, I know you're glad to get the dreaded dental visit over for another six months.  Sorry Ray has had such a problem from last winter's accident.

Sharon, I know you're glad to have the humdrum yard work taken care of, and you get to do only the fun stuff.  LOL

Marilyn, I know you'll keep good track of your lab numbers and see that they stay where you want them.

Nothing much going on around here.  I'm meeting some friends for dinner at our favorite Chinese restaurant tonight - nothing much else going on.  Happy Wednesday, Buddies!
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Post by: Molly on May 25, 2016, 05:52:43 pm
SHARON - Many thanks for thinking of me.  In response to your question RE the plane accident with the Egyptian passengers, NONE of the them were related to Mohamed -NO family, friends or colleagues.
He and I have talked daily - often several times! - about the horrible experiences and I have tried each time to encourage him with prayers and positive thoughts for HIS current responsibilities and University end-of-semester duties.  He has been do sad about the loss of the people on the flight, while at the same time absolutely exhausted by the number of final papers (several hundred!) he has to grade.  We pray together on the phone and I stay in touch with him online also.

David will be coming to stay overnight with me in a few hours.  He's been up this way to help his Mother-in-law transfer her household things after she recently sold her house and it's been a huge chore.  She's moving in with her eldest daughter and family in Charlotte, NC and that's only a few miles where I live in Concord, NC.  David is also preparing for his transfer to Korea in early June for one year, so tonight will be a good chance for us to catch up on family news.  Thanks to all good friends here for keeping David (also known as CHAPS ;) in prayers!
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Post by: SharonE on May 26, 2016, 06:39:19 pm
Hi Gals, I have never seen the Blue Angels other than on TV, but I'm sure they are breathtaking.  Brian's base had an air show last weekend with the Thunderbirds and posted a video of them.  So awesome, both of them.

I'm back from the grocery and then Frances called for me to come over. Her daughter is visiting but also helping a cousin with decorating so was gone and she wanted company.

Lynne Lampman posted & tagged me on FB that she had a nerve ablation done today and was pain free in that hip for the first time since 1979! I do hope they can do that for me, but my pain is in a different place, so don't know.  Anyway, sure glad to hear from someone who had had it done.

Molly, glad all is reasonably well with Mohammed. I hope he is able to get through all the test grading quickly.  That was something I never minded as a teacher but then I didn't have 100's of students.  Enjoy spending some time with your son. I know you probably dread his being gone for a year, but with Skype, it will go fast.  Did you find out anything about your head pains yet?  Take care of yourself.

Jane, glad that you don't need another med and that the dr. realizes it is unnecessary.  Hope your massage was good.

Mary, hope you had fun with your friends at dinner.

I got some get well cards at the grocery, so will get one in the mail tomorrow to our Sue.

Hi to Ginny Ann, Darlene, Joy, Jeanne, Marilyn, and anyone else I've missed. Have a good Memorial Day weekend.  Put my flags out yesterday.  Sharon
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Post by: jane on May 26, 2016, 07:22:18 pm
We had some strong storms come through at 5:00 am.  There were large tree limbs and split trees here along our street and lots of smaller limbs when we left for Iowa City to meet our Tx friends.  The day was beautiful...mid 80s but some good ol' Iowa humidity, too.

More storms predicted for tonight and maybe heavy rain. 

We're looking forward to a restful and quiet long weekend here at home.

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Post by: Molly on May 26, 2016, 08:30:37 pm
SHARON - Many thanks for thinking about our Family.  It was a treat for me to have David spend an overnight here last night.  We had a good conversation and talked a lot about his preparation for his transfer to Korea.  His family is prepared for his departure and hopefully will visit with him later on in the year after he settles in a bit.  We all have access to SKYPE, so we'll be able to stay in touch with David.  It was great to have him here (even if he ate my ice cream!!!) and he seemed really positive about the family's plans while he is away.

Mohamed has been busy grading several hundred final exams for his numerous students.  We talk almost each day - some times several times, especially if he cannot sleep well.  His time is 8 hours ahead of ours.  He is also trying to reach the  Travel Lady who has helped him with his international travel schedule for many years, so he can confirm his travel dates.

Thanks also for thinking about my continued head pains.  I had an appointment with my Family Doctor earlier today, but he was NOT able to recommend anything that we had not already discussed.  I'm just trying to take it easy, sleep as well as possible (thanks goodness) and move along with life.

Hope you're getting ready for a good weekend!
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Post by: SharonE on May 27, 2016, 03:57:52 pm
Molly, bummer on nothing new to help your head. Have you been to a neurologist?
Glad you had a nice visit with David.

I just got back from the pain dr.  He gave me about 18 injections in my back--not fun!  I'm not sure of the outcome yet. Will have to see after I am up and on my feet a bit.

Gorgeous day here.  Hope you all have a nice Memorial Day weekend.  My daughter sent me an email of pics from the cemetery where my folks are. She had stopped by and put some flowers at the mausaleum.  Wish I were nearer and able to do it myself.  Sharon
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Post by: jane on May 27, 2016, 05:41:17 pm
Just got our internet back today...storms last night and no broadband!  Rains are starting again with thunder and it's to continue tomorrow.  I hope the severe weather they're predicting for midwest misses us.  TX and KS are again being hit hard...and now SE looks to be in way of a tropical depression/storm.

We're staying in town tonight for supper out, and that's fine with me.  I burst a blood vessel in my right eye and it looks like an olive in a glass of tomato juice!  It's slowly getting better, but still not nice to look at.   ::).

Quiet weekend planned here.

Have a safe one, EveryBuddie.

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Post by: Molly on May 27, 2016, 08:25:25 pm
Sharon - Thanks for your suggestion of an appointment with a Neurologist.  Yes, I have a great one and have stayed in touch with him ever since we relocated to Concord, NC.  He never rushes my appointments and seems to have all the time inn the World to talk and LISTEN when I pot questions.  He has always made excellent suggestions for me.  However, RE the current challenges, he and I have talked through many ideas and his medical suggestions, but NONE of them appeal to me.  The headaches are regular, but NOT so intense that I cannot bear them.  And I have NEVER been one to load up on meds.  I have learned that mornings are NOT good times for me, so plan my days out (appointments, etc) after lunch.  That seems to work best for me.  And when the Lawn crew is here and make a lot of noise, I distance myself from the side of the house/yard where they are working.  And right now, I am much more focused on David's preparations for his transfer to Korea on June 6th AND all the turmoil Mohamed has had to deal with in Egypt.  Thanks again for thinking of me!
Title: MY PHOTO?
Post by: MaryPage on May 27, 2016, 11:18:41 pm
I am not clever with photos; can anyone advise me as to how to get my picture back in here?  It has been gone ever since we crashed and started anew.  Thanks!
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Post by: GinnyAnn on May 28, 2016, 12:36:53 am
Did I post anything about the car accident? Ray and I were heading to my bone density appointment when we were hit from behind. We were stopped because a car was making a left hand turn. A young woman wasn't paying enough attention and rear ended us. Ray was okay but I had neck and back pain from it. So, I have been busy going to the chiropractor. Life seems to love throwing us curveballs.

I sure hope Sue is doing better and is okay. Does she have access to a phone ? Sharon I sympathize with you in dealing with back pain.

Love and hugs to all the Bosom Buddies.
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Post by: Jeanne Lee on May 28, 2016, 01:21:28 am
MaryPage, if you'll send me that great photo you used for your profile before the great crash, or another one if you prefer, I'll get it posted.  :boots:
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Post by: maryz on May 28, 2016, 09:16:00 am
Ginny Ann, it's amazing how much a small accident can hurt.  I hope you're over the aches and pains quickly.  And get the other stuff settled with repairs and insurance quickly, too.

I played bridge most of yesterday.  I got back to duplicate with a gal from the Monday group.  She's not a great player, but then I guess I'm certainly not either.  I hope we can play together, but at least I'm back, and maybe I'll find another partner I'm more comfortable with sometime.  Then last night, I played with a foursome here at The Terrace.  Two of the usual gals (ages 79 and 93) plus another gal (in her 90s also) who is wheelchair-bound and usually in pain.  We played in the latter's apartment.  She's an avid and very good player.  It was a fun evening.  And even more unusual when I was the most "agile" of the players.  It's certainly not often that THAT happens.  LOL

I plan to have a very quiet weekend.  I hope all the Buddies have a good holiday time.  I know we'll all be celebrating our servicemen and women, present and past.
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Post by: jane on May 28, 2016, 09:57:42 am
GinnyAnn...hope the aches and pains subside soon. 

Maryz....nice to find some bridge players.  I haven't played for 3 weeks, so hope I can get back to it this Wed. 

Our internet  was down for most of yesterday.  It cam back on about 4:00.  Phone company was supposed to call when it cam call yet....guess that's not working too good, either!   ;D

We have a quiet weekend planned, too.  Too many graduation parties going on and kids racing from one to another....and too many parents who permit beer at these things. Monday we are having friends up for supper.....grilling smoked Iowa chops, asparagus, baked beans, and ice cream for dessert.  They're bringing an appetizer and the beans. So...easy peasy!

I think today we'll walk and the maybe tackle defrosting the chest freezer in the garage and I'll get to the fridge and it's freezer today or tomorrow.  I have nothing to watch on TV since the hockey playoffs are over and the finals don't start until Monday.    :thumbup:

Have a safe weekend!

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on May 28, 2016, 10:56:42 am
jane, I love the sound of your get-together.  But, please, what are "Iowa chops"?  That's a new term to me.
Post by: MaryPage on May 28, 2016, 10:58:13 am
Oh, Ginny Ann!  You have had just one horrible thing after another, and how we all yearn for days consisting of serene meadows full of lovely flowers to meander through.  I know I do! I find myself lamenting very much all that you have had to deal with.  Not Fair, say I!  Lots of love & hugs being sent your way, with a bazillion hopes that they will somewhat soothe your spirit.

Thank you, Jeanne Lee.  I could not find the photo I used before, so I sent you 4 by email.  Choose whichever fits the space you are allowed, with my utmost thanks and my apologies for my incompetence.
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Post by: SharonE on May 28, 2016, 11:47:54 am
Ginny, I add my sympathy to that of the others on your accident. A rear-ender can cause a lot of pain. I've only had one and managed to pull over and only caught it on the back right bumper. I had some neck problems later but don't know if they were related.  I hope the chiropractor can ease out all your kinks. Sue has a cell phone but keeps it turned off. She may call me back this weekend to update me on her condition. I put a card in the mail today but she won't get it till Tuesday.

Jane, curses on losing your hi-fi connection.  I hope the new storms don't knock it out again.  The horrible tornados, etc in KS looked awful.  Pray you don't get any of those.  The cookout sounds wonderful. Enjoy!

Our weather guy says the tropical storm/hurricane will impact Charleston but probably not have much residual affect on us. Originally, he thought it would, but now, it looks like it is heading NE after Charleston.

As far as I can tell, the procedure yesterday didn't help at all. I walked about a half block with Bunny and had a rough time making it home.  I'm supposed to go back July 1 for another treatment. Don't know if I'll go or not.  He gave me 18 (!!!) injections in my back. Some were just to numb the area, but believe me, they hurt.

Mary, I'm glad you've been having some good bridge and found a duplicate partner. The games John plays in have a partner's table or the director who will look for a suitable partner for those without one.  He's had some good luck, but he plays with several different partners.

We have no plans for the weekend other than church tomorrow and bridge for John on Monday.  The traffic was horrendous to and from the doctors yesterday, so I'm happy to stay off the roads.

Mary Page, glad you're going to have your picture back up.

Darlene, enjoy the graduations.

Hi to all.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on May 28, 2016, 12:53:55 pm
They're a favorite here...and we like the smoked kind so they really only need to be heated well on a grill

Walk is on to the freezer after some salad for lunch.  Lots of dark clouds while we walked, but looking sunny now and warming up.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on May 28, 2016, 02:01:11 pm
Thanks, jane - so an "Iowa chop" is pork.  I have a friend from Detroit and New York state and any steak type meat is a "chop".  In the South, I've not heard "chop" used by itself, and I can only remember hearing the terms "pork chop" or "lamb chop", never with beef.  Regional speech is always interesting.  It's a shame we're losing so much of it.
Post by: MaryPage on May 28, 2016, 03:29:17 pm
I have a new (old) picture up!  Woo hoo!

Thank you, Jeanne Lee!

This was taken out on my back deck one day last winter.  You can see a good deal of the Chesapeake Bay behind me, but not all of it that you can see from my back deck;  not by any means all of it.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on May 28, 2016, 04:28:50 pm
freckles and I walked in  the Memorial Day parade withn the Furry friend organization today in  honor of the War Dogs and thier Handlers.

I had  the 2nd Mammogram and and Ultra sound yesterday it's all good. Everything is clear. Just Dense.
Title: PHEW!
Post by: MaryPage on May 28, 2016, 04:39:25 pm
Just what we were hoping for!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on May 28, 2016, 04:54:08 pm
Hooray, Marilyn - that's great news!

MaryPage, that's a good picture.  I like the one of you that the two of us are in.  I cropped it down to just me to use here.  Jeanne Lee was good enough to put mine up, too. 
Post by: MaryPage on May 28, 2016, 05:30:50 pm
I remember we spoke in unison to tell our daughters to take only our upper halves!  You have your back to our marina basin in that picture, and yes, it is a good one of you.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on May 28, 2016, 07:26:31 pm
Home from graduations...had a great time ...the covent church was beautiful where one of the graduations a few days then going to the coast with flag is up...Happy Memorial Day..Darlene
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on May 28, 2016, 08:36:45 pm
Mary...."chops" here are always pork...and most people say "pork chops" or "butterfly chops" or "rib chops"...depending on the cut....and can be either fresh pork or smoked.  I've never heard beef referred to as "chops" here either.  Iowa is a huge pork producing state, so maybe we're biased toward pork.

Marilyn....good news and a big relief for you.

Darlene....glad graduation was good.  Where on the coast are you headed? Enjoy.

MaryPage....good to see your photo and Mary's too.

Storms off and on today.  We did get the chest freezer defrosted.  Tomorrow  I'll do the fridge.  After church Ray picked up a steak for us to split as this was the Amer. Legion steak fry night.  I don't eat much beef anymore, but a little bit as tasty and half a baked potato was just right.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on May 28, 2016, 09:31:42 pm
You sent me the name and a address  for Sue the other day. Thought I had put it in a file but can't find it. When you have time,could you send it again.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on May 28, 2016, 10:10:24 pm
On its way to you, Jeanne.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Molly on May 29, 2016, 11:50:51 am
The NEW photos recently posted are great!  Sure wish I had one to update.  I haven't had a photo taken in many years.

Enjoyed a recent visit with my son (in fact he came twice this month) and is now preparing for his transfer to Korea for at least one year and possibly two.

Mohamed arrives in the USA in mid-June for a brief visit between his University semesters.

I'm checking out recommendations for an appointment with a Chiropractor as the intense pain in my back has not reduced at all - in fact it ha become more uncomfortable, especially when I try to walk too far.  Even a 60 step trip to the mailbox causes a lot of pain.

Hope all Friends have a great Holiday weekend!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on May 29, 2016, 12:25:37 pm good David could visit a bit before he goes to Korea.

Beautiful day here and we did get a walk in.  The cemetery looks so well-kept...they've obviously mowed and lots of flowers there.  That's where tomorrow's Memorial Day program will be, if no rain.  If rain, it moves into the Middle School gym. 

Have a Blessed Sunday.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on May 29, 2016, 01:22:10 pm
Nice new pictures, MaryZ and Mary Page.

Sounds like everyone is having a relaxed weekend.

We're back from church and I have put a load of towels in the washer.  I got steak for Memorial Day and think I may fix it today rather than tomorrow.

Molly, so sorry you're suffering back pain as well. I hope the chiropractor can help you.  Great that Mohamed is coming soon.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on May 29, 2016, 09:15:20 pm
Molly. I am sure that some of your friends are using a IPhone or any with a camera. Ipad also. Just ask them to take a quick photo. Then send it to your E-M and then send to one of the people that will put it on S and F for you.  Only take 10 min.  I can't use a camera at all but easy on my IPad.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on May 30, 2016, 12:52:44 pm
I hope you are all enjoying some nice Memorial Day pursuits. John is off to bridge, so it is quiet here.  I may make potato salad and grill some chicken breasts for dinner. We had our steaks last night.

I was awake till after 3 AM again last night, so slept in till 10:30.  I upped my tremor meds last night. Don't know if that is what caused it or not. I was following dr's orders.

It is bright and sunny out right now but felt some very fine sprinkles when I was out looking at my flowers.  My hydrangeas are gorgeous!! If I can, I will take some pictures and email them.  No word from Sue. Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on May 30, 2016, 02:47:38 pm
I imagine that Sue is taking all kinds of drugs and not much in the mood for writing, Talking or even having visitors. Soon we all hope that she improves and we hear from her.  They will have her walking and exercising. Lots of sleeping which is good.  I sent her a card yesterday. Bet she has lots of these to catch up on. 
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on May 30, 2016, 05:11:14 pm
Lovely here after pouring rain during the Memorial Day service at the cemetery!  Just waiting now for friends to arrive for our BBQ...just the 4 of us so easy.

Sharon....will you please email me what you take for the tremors?  Ray has essential tremor too, and some days are worse than others for him.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on May 30, 2016, 05:15:28 pm
Because we didn't have bridge today (the Civic Center was closed for the holiday), I finally got to go on one of the Mystery Rides.  The Terrace bus takes these tours every other Monday.  The driver has a plan for an hour's outing and the passengers have no idea where he's going to take us.  I had a pretty good idea today, and I was right.  He drove us to the National Cemetery.  The ceremonies were held this morning, so he was able to drive all around the large area.  It was a beautiful day and the lines of white stones, each with a small American flag were so moving.  He even managed to find the section where the husband of one our passengers was buried.  It made for a special time on a special day.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on May 31, 2016, 04:44:08 pm
Mary, what a nice mystery trip! Very appropriate.  Too bad bridge conflicts most Mondays.

Jane, great that the rain cleared off for your barbeque.

I haven't done too much--went through donations to list them and have them ready for the Kidney Foundation to pick up Friday. I hope John will go through his stuff and give me some more for the donation.  The KF sends out a card with a pick-up date every couple of months, and all you have to do is put it at the curb with their yellow card & they put a receipt in the mailbox.

Then I organized pills and then cut some hydrangeas for a bouquet on my bar counter. I'll probably go to Ms Frances' in a few minutes. I think her daughter has left now.

Not much activity in here.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on June 01, 2016, 02:25:19 pm
This afternoon I will; be taking Freckles to a Furry friend Member about 30 miles away to be taken care of until I get back from Sunriver. There she will get to play with her friend Jack who is a Jack Russell terrier.

We will be leaving tomorrow morning for Sunriver and we are taking my Subaru this year. It looks like I will be doing the driving for this trip too. Keith says he gets confused about the solid and dotted lines on the roads. I have no idea why he would be confused they haven't changed although he insists that they have. He has always driven  in all the past  trips, this "problem" seemed to start last Chrtistmas when we took my car to California.

Then one week after we return  from sun river we will be going up the coast for the weekend to a place called Neskowin Or. Keith's folks had a cabin there  win he and Sandee were kids and Sandee wants up to go there. For that trip I will be taking Freckles along. We plan to visit the Tillamook Cheese factory while we are there. and go check out the cabin.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on June 01, 2016, 03:57:05 pm
Have a great trip, Marilyn.  And going to Oregon, too.  Tillamook Cheese is very good - we enjoyed our visit there.  I'd be concerned about Keith's confusion about the road markings.  Obviously he's lost confidence in his driving on the highway.  Glad you can take over the driving, and he's willing to acknowledge that. 

Swimming and coffee this morning.  It's been really hot (@ 90+), but we've having a light shower right now.  And I have heard some thunder, too.  I hope it rains the rest of the day - we really need it.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on June 01, 2016, 06:06:14 pm
I think he just uses that excuse not to drive my car. He drives his car just fine. I'm not too concerned about it, I'll just do the driving. LOL
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on June 02, 2016, 09:13:18 am
Enjoy Sunriver, Marilyn, and safe traveling.

Darlene...I think you're far enough south to have avoided the flooding?  Did you go to SPI or Port Aransus area?

Joy....are you getting all the rain in N. TExas?  I saw horrible flooding again in Dallas, Houston, and Austin.

Cards were great yesterday!  I don't think I've ever had such good hands...was high scorer at 3560 for 3 rounds of 6 hands each.  I'll probably be "you were's a .25 for your misery" which is what the lowest gets ay our games.   :thumbup:

Beautiful day here today.  Ray has appt at Hearing Aid place in CR....I think this is a "check of his hearing" to try and sell him a new aid.  He forgets to wear the expensive one he has...not going to pay out another $4000 for ONE new one.

Have a good Thurs., Buddies!

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on June 02, 2016, 01:09:21 pm
Hi Gals, I never did post anything yesterday. Just nothing of note going on other  than my cleaning lady being here.  Today I heard from Lori. She got all moved in to her new loft condo and is all excited but exhausted. Melanie went up to help her some but had to get back after 24 hours. I'm heading to the grocery shortly.

Marilyn, I hope you have a wonderful vacation both in Sun River and to Neskowin. Drive safely. I hope the weather cooperates.

Jane, wonderful that your cards were so good. That's what keeps us coming back, I guess.  I was thinking the other day about the cost of hearing aids. The cost is not just for the aid itself, but also for all the appointments, tests, batteries included in each sale.  I really think all of it ought to be picked up by Medicare. It is definitely a health issue.  I don't blame you for grumbling at Ray if he doesn't wear the expensive one.  Maybe it makes the sound uneven for him.  Mine are the same on both ears.

Mary, I'm surprised you haven't been getting a lot of rain.  Charlotte has gotten it for the past 3 days off and on but it skipped around us.

Darlene, I've been thinking about you and the floods too.  Awful!

Has anyone watched the new Roots on the History channel?  It is good, but very intense. I still remember liking the other one better though.

Well, guess I better get moving.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on June 02, 2016, 02:29:35 pm
Jane. Trip to the coast was cancelled due to flooding...will try to reschedule...we are expecting more rain tonite....did get my walk in this morn...I mailed Sue a card to the add u posted...hope she's doing better...when it's rainy I like to that's my plan for today...Darlene
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on June 02, 2016, 04:09:47 pm
We're still getting showers off and on - sunshine in between.  It rained off and on all night, but we got only about 0.2".  My impatiens are looking okay, though.  Nothing much going on today.  Exercise class here, then lunch out with the swimmers.  I'll play some bridge here after supper.  I'll have to start thinking about what I'm going to wear to the rehearsal dinner and the wedding. 

Sorry you missed out on the beach, Darlene.  At least you're not too far away to reschedule.  What beach do you go to?
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on June 02, 2016, 05:26:57 pm
I was suppose to go to Texas this coming weekend but I have cancelled the trip. Daughter finely got back into the house on Saturday. Couldn't from Wednesday. No water got into hers but all the roads were closed.  Now saying more rain. Soon after this it will be so hot it Texas. Not the place for me.
Although Illinois at the moment also hot.  Spent 3 hours this morning out side. SIL come to town and cut all the Evergreen bushes. We get them bag and ready for man to pick up Tuesday. Got was landscaping I am going to do , done. Just have to wash down patio and put out furniture. He went home and I came in. Turned A/C on and will stay in until 6pm and then go to library. Need something good to ready. Last 3 I didn't care for. I had the first season of "The River" just put it on but didn't really care for it so will return both seasons.
Wish I had the History Channel. I really enjoyed the first "Roots" but the next one will be good.  Sure it will come out one DVD soon.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on June 02, 2016, 07:52:10 pm
Yes Jeanne...I dread the hot days after all this rain...we were going to Aransas of my sons and family have been there a week and my daughter and I was supposed to join them....but not this time...Hi to all Darlene
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on June 03, 2016, 09:31:05 am
Texas is sure being hit hard.  Very wise to postpone trips, Darlene and Jeanne.

Beautiful day here, and we will also need to walk before it heats up.  Ray used to be able to take the heat without a problem, but he now is affected as much as I've been.  So, we plan accordingly and do what we can while we can.

I need to check on my paint supply for some indoor touch ups.  He's been doing some outside stuff...bird bath and some some of th lattice work we have around the foundation by the back porch.  Rain is 50% for tomorrow, but weather forecasters have been so off lately for us.  Rains seem to split and go north and/or south of us. 

Have a lovely Friday in your part of the world.

Post by: MaryPage on June 03, 2016, 12:12:43 pm
Very misty out on the water.  Cannot see the Bay Bridge or the Eastern Shore.  Grey, gloomy day all around, all around.  Bummer!

But that lovely sphere of sunshine out on my kitchen deck is blooming its shiny yellow head off:  my hibiscus.  Makes me happy in my tummy.  I find myself drawn to it on these darkish days.

My very youngest (of 13) granddaughter turned twenty-nine (29) today!  I have reached that great stage of age where I am amazed when I wake up each morning.  But it is even more amazing to contemplate little Deborah an all grown up woman with children of her own.  Perhaps even worse to think of her daddy, my Ivory Soap perfect beauty of a babe, Christopher, as a granddaddy.

Yesterday, son Rob came over, over being from Columbia to Annapolis.  He got back from another one of his frequent adventure tours last week, and came to show me films and treat me to a (belated) birthday lunch.  I had fish tacos to die for, and lemonade and Irish Cream Brulee while looking out on the marina.  Rob's latest venture was a very long going down the Colorado River.  They ran hundreds of rapids and camped out every night.  He confesses to having gone SIXTEEN DAYS without a shower or bath.  Me, I have never been a camper type person, and I shudder!  Rob, my eldest, will be 70 in September, and admits that he has to hurry up and get his Bucket List of adventures completed, as he is beginning to feel the pain(s) Big Time!  Oh well;  it comes to us all!  My active days are behind me forever, but hey, I'm available for lunch!  You buying?
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on June 03, 2016, 01:25:26 pm
Mary Page, have to chuckle at your last statements. I'm past the adventure age too, but I also am available for lunch or dinner!!  Your son has certainly stretched his adventure days out. Hope he doesn't push it so far that he gets hurt.

My yellow hibiscus are pretty too, but not as prolific as I would like.  I took some pictures of my flowers while ago and will try to send an email of them eventually.

I visited the vampires this AM. It took them 3 sticks!!  What a pain--literally!

Jane, you always seem to have a project going!  I can't take the heat either although John seems to do well enough in it.

I too am glad that Darlene & Jeanne have canceled their TX trips. Not the time for it.

Not much else going on here. I wish Sue would call again, but she hasn't.  Where is everybody?  I know Marilyn is on vacation, but wish the rest of you would check in. Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Jeanne Lee on June 03, 2016, 02:25:58 pm
MaryPage, "my Ivory Soap perfect beauty of a babe, Christopher" - do you mean he floated?   :2funny:
Post by: MaryPage on June 03, 2016, 03:21:14 pm
No, Jeanne Lee, but what a funny thought it created for you!

Back in the days of long, long ago, when almost every married woman on the planet read Good Housekeeping, Ladies Home Journal, or McCall's, and in my case, all three, the advertising in them was geared to women.  Great ads, too.  Does anyone besides me remember the series of mother/daughter covers that The Ladies Home Journal ran?  They would always be dressed alike, almost always blond.  They might be ice skating or making cookies, or who knows what!  Totally charming.  There were also, for years, full page ads for sterling silver patterns.  Each month they would feature a different pattern, and at my boarding school the girls would tape their own choice up on their bedroom wall.  Actually, that is how we came to know all, or most, of the patterns and sometimes how we came to choose our final one.

Well, in those days, IVORY Soap had full page ads of IVORY SOAP BABIES.  They called it: "That Ivory Look!" Almost always blond and blue eyed with pink cheeks, and roughly anywhere from just sitting up age to a year.  They were perfection.  I had two such babies of my own:  Christopher and Rebecca.  Chip came close, but he would not have made the cut.  None of the others came anywhere near.  Not that I did not find them perfection anyway, for I did.  But an Ivory Soap Baby WAS perfection!
Post by: MaryPage on June 03, 2016, 04:42:11 pm
You can Google "vintage silver pattern ads" and see what I am talking about.  Girls in their teens loved the engaged couples kissing ones, and those are the ones most likely cut out and taped on our walls.  But basically, we cut out and announced and identified with our chosen patterns.  Mine was Fairfax by Gorham, and I truly did love it, but as a practical matter, there was also some in my family owned by an unmarried aunt that I was due to, and eventually did, inherit.  My daughter Debi chose the same pattern, and now she has all of mine.  Silver is no longer of any importance to me, and I HATE to polish it!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on June 03, 2016, 08:33:13 pm
MaryPage - I can't believe it - Fairfax was the pattern I had chosen.  However, we eloped and didn't get any of the good wedding presents, so I never had more than 2-3 pieces.  I think I wound up giving it to one of our girls years ago.   We really are kindred spirits.  Everybody I knew was choosing the more ornate patterns.  LOL
Post by: MaryPage on June 03, 2016, 08:53:03 pm
We are indeed kindred spirits.  And all of my kin would like all of your kin, just as Becky and your family got along so well.  Of course, there are always a few, well, you probably have a couple of those, too, so we'll just skip over them; you know what I mean.

I wound up with service for eight in the old fashioned 6 piece place settings, plus enough dinner forks and knives to feed 12.  Never did complete it to 12 full 6 piece place settings.  And I think I threw out, entirely by mistake, an individual butter knife once.  So I was minus that.  I had all of the serving and extra pieces, but someone stole (and I knew who, but mercifully have now forgotten) my sugar tongs.  Debi got some of her silver as wedding gifts, so I think she has quite a lot now that she has mine as well.  Most of mine was initialed, while hers is not.  Most of my granddaughters have not bothered with having silver at all!  SO practical not to, and there are lovely patterns of stainless steel, which never needs polishing AND can go through the dishwasher!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on June 03, 2016, 10:49:47 pm
I inherited my mother's flatware (Lady Diana by Towle), which included all pieces - even grapefruit spoons and oyster forks.  We used it for holiday meals, but otherwise it stayed in the silver chest.  One of the girls took it (don't know which one) when I left the house.  Definitely a time gone by.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: joyous on June 04, 2016, 09:18:34 am
Jane: No, Baton Rouge has been spared the terrible storms
that Texas has had, but------------Last week-end my son and lady friend came and drove in POURING RAIN all the way from TX to BR.  It only slowed down when he reached the Louisiana line. She has a consignment shop in Conroe and the waters had come into her place of business so they
were late getting here. My son lives in Conroe, TX about 45
miles above Houston.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on June 04, 2016, 12:08:14 pm
Glad you're safe, Joy, and your son as well.  Floods are scary.

Talking about silver patterns, I can't remember the pattern I had picked out, but I was given a set of Community silverplate by my aunt which was the same pattern as my mother's and my brother's. So when my mother passed, I divided hers between my sil and me so that we had more complete sets.  However, I only use it very occasionally since, as MP said, it needs to be handwashed.  Most of my other silver pieces, I have wrapped in flannel and stored in the bottom of my china cabinet. I don't use it and don't feel like keeping it polished all the time.  My kids did not choose silver and the few silver pieces they received as wedding gifts they seldom, if ever use.

I talked to Melanie for a while this AM and she filled me in on Lori's new condo which she thought was going to be great for her.

It is hot and humid here. Feels like August.  I'm staying in.  Have a nice weekend, gals.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on June 04, 2016, 12:37:25 pm
It's supposed to rain here this afternoon and all day tomorrow.  I hope so - we really need it.  Not a great day - I'm going to a funeral this afternoon.  The 50+ year old son of one of our swimmers lost his 6-year battle with cancer last week.  The visitation and service are this afternoon.  He in no more pain, but it's a sad time. 
Post by: MaryPage on June 04, 2016, 12:42:33 pm
Oh Sharon, that is so very typical of the change in times!  Back when I was a bride, you were an Old Maid if not married by around age 23, and you HAD to have a silver pattern!  I mean, it was almost more important than the husband or the ring!  And a china pattern.  Scheesch!

It was traditional for the parents of the bride to give them a silver service (coffeepot, teapot, cream & sugar and waterpot on a tray) for their principal wedding gift.  I kept up the tradition with my daughters, but could not afford the silver.  I gave them Paul Revere pewter, and actually thought them quite lovely.  They are glad now, not to have had all that polishing all these many years.

Any one of you who has tucked your good silver away rather than bother with it, if you are not saving it for your children, for heaven's sake SELL it!  Have you SEEN what a place setting goes for these days?  Unbelievable!  You can make a fair amount of cash to augment your retirement income!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on June 04, 2016, 04:00:07 pm
Beautiful day here in the upper midwest...and the Rhubarb Fest had a nice crowd at one of the city by a local talented fellow, and people with various crafts for sale and our local "balloon man" who makes hats and dogs and other fun stuff for the  Lots of rhubarb food for sale...brats, ice cream, pies, crumbles, etc. 

We came home and did some pruning of stuff that was hanging over the driveway or growing where it didn't belong.  Now we're inside to rest and relax before time to leave for 4:00 church.  We didn't get our walk in today, so will try for tomorrow morning before it gets hot and then maybe go down to the microbrewery in the afternoon for a beer for Ray and rootbeer for me...and watch the kids have fun with tubes and kayaks on the whitewater run on the river which is right across the street and easily seen from a couple high top tables at the Brewery.

Post by: MaryPage on June 06, 2016, 07:09:11 am
Gorgeous, bright & sunny day dawning here on the bay, and it is D-Day the Sixth of June.  On this day in 1944 it seemed to me there could never be another day of such immensely important news.  Now I feel no one will remember after I am gone!  Well, the world spins on, and is forever caught up in the moment.  I do think the generations might make better choices and more informed decisions if they knew the history their own species has created!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on June 06, 2016, 02:06:08 pm
I've been thinking about our Sue and hope she's healing.  I will have to get another card in the mail to her.

Beautiful day here, too. 

I walked to town to turn in the bags for Luminaria I decorated....and, yes, one for our Bosom Buddies here...for the Relay for Life on June 24.  I also had to stop in the City Office to clarify something.  We got a letter that we'd had a previous letter about a sidewalk square that should have been repaired. previous letter.  I explained that and that we had, on our own, replaced the entire front sidwalk last Sept!  She said there had been some personnel changes and they were trying to catch up on things.  I suspect last guy never got the letters sent. 

Then drove to both grocery stores and back home to start laundry and have a nice lunch with lettuce from our garden.  Hard to beat that kind of fresh!

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on June 06, 2016, 02:17:38 pm
Yes. D Day remembrance Day today. I remember it well. Last time we heard from many of my family . On my street it seemed like they were delivering Notices of the lost men all day long.
Mary Page. I don't believe there will be many of the youth today who will remember anything about the WW1 or WW2.  Not when some of them don't even know who we were fighting against.  Teachers are surprised when they open up a class about them. No idea how many people died. Say maybe a few hundred thousand when it was over the Millions
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on June 06, 2016, 04:49:05 pm
Jane, I just put another card in the mail for Sue. I also asked her to call me if she was up to it.

I'm glad you're enjoying a beautiful day. Ours is hot, humid & overcast. Supposed to get some more rain.  We got an inch Saturday night.

Jeanne, I certainly hope our children learn about WWI & WWII, D-Day and all the rest. They did when my kids were in school, but who knows now. Some of the street polls with young people certainly makes you wonder.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on June 06, 2016, 05:26:35 pm
In 2000 (I think), we were in Normandy with our oldest grandson on 6 June.  I can guarantee you he will always remember - if for no other reason for the experiences we had there.  It's a great story, but too long to recount here. 

Hot and humid here, too, but at least we're not getting Hurricane Colin.  I saw the orthopedist this morning - the shoulder looks okay.  But I'm sure we're going to be talking about total knee replacement when I see him again in October.  The cards at bridge were definitely spotty, and I'm hoping for a quiet evening.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on June 07, 2016, 10:24:57 am
Glad Colin is missing you, Maryz. 

We're in a dry spell...and temps are climbing to the mid 90s by the weekend with heavy humidity.  It'll be too much to be outside, I'm sure. 

I want to check the basement for some paint for some touch up things I'd like to get of those things I've put off...and off...and off... ;D

My cleaning gal comes today, so I need to get some things "read up" [pronounced as if "red up"]  as we used to say in Ohio.  It meant getting things put away and back "ready" for company...or, in my case, my cleaning helper so she doesn't waste time on those things or puts them where I'll never find them. :coolsmiley:

I may also try to get a walk in this morning to the Library. 

Have a good Tuesday,

Post by: MaryPage on June 07, 2016, 10:29:37 am
I knew a gal once, oh, back in the early sixties, it was, and she was from Pennsylvania, and she used to say:  "It's time to red up the table."  And I remember asking her what in the WORLD she meant, and she looked at me as if I was daft and told me she was going to set the table.   I do not recall that she translated immediately, but after a little back and forth that was the meaning we arrived at.  So all of these many years, I have thought it was a Pennsylvania expression.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on June 07, 2016, 10:38:33 am
Mary, we took our children to the D-Day beaches back in the 70's and revisited some again later on another trip. It is an awesome thing to visit the cemeteries there. Glad you are enjoying your bridge, even if it is spotty.

Very hot & humid here too. Supposed to get a bunch of rain later today as the edge of Colin goes through.

Jane, we use the term "redd up" also. Don't know if that is a midwestern thing or not. Our cleaning girl comes every other week. This is the off week. Next week when she comes she will stay on to wash all the windows on the inside.  The pressure washer took care of the outside.

We have birds nesting in the top of our chimney and they sing the prettiest songs which are broadcast in to me via the fireplace. I think they are house finches. We have a lot of those around.

Our HVAC guy is here checking out the system for the spring. He's kind of late, I think. I thing they should come in March & October down here. 

Hi to everyone.  Sharon

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: GinnyAnn on June 07, 2016, 05:14:00 pm
June 6, 1944 is an important date for me. My Mom got very nervous about my Dad's situation. He was stationed in Calif. and about to be sent off to war when the Red Cross notified him and he got sent home to be with my Mom and me. As it turned out he was never sent out of the states, but served as an MP here in the states. My Mom went to the different bases he was stationed at.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on June 08, 2016, 03:48:42 pm
June 8 was even more important in your family!!  :hb2:

Hope you're having a special day.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on June 08, 2016, 04:04:35 pm
Post by: MaryPage on June 08, 2016, 04:52:58 pm

          Wishing you all things wonderful

                    beautiful & delicious!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on June 08, 2016, 06:37:39 pm
Happy Birthday Ginny....hope it was a good day..Darlene
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on June 08, 2016, 07:11:22 pm
Happy Birthday, GinnyAnn!

:hb3: :hb3: :hb3:
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on June 08, 2016, 07:13:47 pm
We had 11 for bridge today, but my cards were mediocre this week.  I also did a small grocery store run before the heat of tomorrow, but it looks as if we'll have to go out and to a neighboring town...15 miles see about Ray's flip phone.  It's acting very strange.


Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on June 09, 2016, 10:15:01 am
I was surprised to awake to thunder and rain....and now the hot and humid is to descend upon us through the weekend. 

No big plans....taking care of the cell phone and then staying inside if the heat and humidity comes...and hoping Pittsburg Penguins take the Stanley Cup tonight in hockey.
Those guys must burn thousands of calories during a game. 

Post by: MaryPage on June 09, 2016, 11:10:03 am
Went off to my six months appointment with my oncologist, and then a quickie trip to Trader Joe's.  We are enjoying a really delightful, fairly strong breeze here in Annapolis this gloriously beautiful day.  I'm about to hit my easy chair with a cup of coffee and the newspapers.  May even doze off!  Have a good one!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Sandy on June 09, 2016, 11:29:10 am
Glad you added "trip to Trader Joes", 
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Post by: SharonE on June 09, 2016, 11:37:39 am
It's another gorgeous day here, low humidity and low 80's!  Unfortunately, the 90's and high humidity is predicted for the weekend.  I guess we just have to enjoy this while we can.  John got the Japanese beetles sprayed yesterday. We weren't sure they were there yet until he sprayed and the clouds of them took off. Good thing he got to it when he did. They love our cherry & plum trees.

I'm hoping to hear back from my beautician. I need a haircut.  I also have to do the usual dreaded grocery shopping.

Tomorrow is our 55th anniversary! Can't believe it's been that long.  We will be going out to eat at a new restaurant with our neighbors on Saturday. I hope the restaurant is a good one. It's Italian (as is our neighbor) so he usually has a good nose for them.

Ginny, pop in and tell us how you celebrated your birthday.

Jane, sorry the cards weren't so good, but at least it's fun.

Hi Mary and Mary Page and Darlene and all.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on June 09, 2016, 12:05:23 pm
Happy Anniversary, Sharon & John!  We're to have that lovely weather here, too, with the subsequent mid90s and humidity.  Margaret is due here in about an hour to pick me up to go to the wedding.  I'll be back on Saturday, with company.  Then quiet again on Sunday after they leave. 

Have a good weekend, Buddies!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on June 09, 2016, 02:15:16 pm
It is going to be even warmer than today (87) tomorrow and all week now until tuesday they are saying high 90s.So last night did a Library run and got 5 movies and 5 book. This morning will be a grocery store for a few things and then after that. change of clothes, A/C on and all closed up . People i usually talk on phone with are all on vacation and so even a nap may be taken.  My kind of vacation when it is so hot.  Put off UK and Texas until September.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on June 10, 2016, 11:21:19 am
Happy 55th, John and Sherry!!

Maryz....enjoy the wedding...hope there is a lot of AC wherever you and Margaret are headed.

Heating up here, too, Jeanne, so headed your way!  I walked this morning, but took a bottle of water and it's been inching up towards the 90 degree mark since I've been home. 

I'll be inside now until we get ready to join neighbors and friends for Fri. night out.

The advantages of living in a small town came to be such a blessing to me yesterday.  Ray and I had gone to the laundromat to wash a very large item and some of the wrappings from his leg...and we had our IPADS and stuff...and I left my purse on the floor by the table that's in front of the front window that looks out onto the main street.  There was a young woman in there washing towels from her salon across the street and a nice looking young man, reading his book as his laundry washed.  I got home...and an hour later could not find my purse.  PANIC!!  I jumped into the truck, rushed down and started to rush across the street to the laundromat...and the fellow doing the SLOW/STOP sign for asphalt work a bit up the street asked me if I'd lost my purse!  YES! He smiled and said Amy, from the Beauty Shop had found it and had it.  He said the shop was closed because she'd had to run to the next town, but she'd be back later.  I called the number on the sign, got her, and she said she'd taken it to the Police Station.  I thanked her profusely, of course, and headed to the Police Station where the dispatcher smiled at me...and said "I was just calling you." There sat my purse on her desk...policeman brought it out, said to check it for was ALL there...the wallet, the $$, the credit cards, my insurance cards, my checkbook!! I went on to the bank, got a withdrawal to thank her.  I took it back to the shop and she didn't want to take it!!  I insisted...and she finally took it.  It took awhile for my adrenaline to get back to normal.

I don't need any more of that kind of excitement!!

Have a cool weekend, gals, and be careful if you have to be out.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on June 10, 2016, 11:57:16 am

                                  Its is going up to 95deg today here.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on June 10, 2016, 05:52:36 pm
Thanks for the good wishes, Mary & Jane.  We just had some brie cheese and French bread as an appetizer and in a few minutes I will go start our dinner of lamb chops and mashed potatoes.  I bought individual pieces of chocolate cake for dessert. Sin city!

Jane, I'm so glad you got your purse back okay. I can imagine how upset you were. Nice that you rewarded the beauty shop gal.  This 90+ temps is for the birds. I just came back from Ms Frances and I could just feel it beating down on me.  I went over early for an hour so that she wouldn't be alone all day with me having plans with John.  She really should be in an assisted living where she could be around other people.

Jeanne, I'm glad you have prepared your entertainment for the hot spell. It is so hot down here, but IL and IN can sure rival the discomfort when it gets that hot.

Mary, I hope the wedding goes well and that you have a wonderful time with everyone.

I do wish people would check in more often.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on June 10, 2016, 06:35:45 pm
Our TV weather man just told us it is 94 deg outside. No going out for me.  Was touched by watching the Funeral and showing all the thousand of people attending the Memorial. Lots of people got up and spoke . How the people of his home town gave him  send of.

Ex. President Clinton looked so tired but gave a good Memorial of knowing him. Billy Chrystal was so good.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on June 10, 2016, 06:54:58 pm
Happy anniversary Sharon and John.  I had appt with dermatologist today.  Got rid of one  suspicious skin area on my will be wearing a bandaid for a few days..Tuesday I go for my yearly eye exam...always something..we are having Texas hot and dry days now nights not much cooler....has anyone heard from Sue?..Hi to everyone..Darlene
Post by: MaryPage on June 10, 2016, 07:36:07 pm
I wish you a very happy anniversary, Sharon.  And many more.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on June 10, 2016, 10:15:38 pm
We are home  and I have read all that I missed. Cats were so happy to see us amnd I will be getting freckles tomorrow when Katy brings her to the dog park tomorrow.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on June 11, 2016, 11:52:43 am
Hi to all. Thank you for the anniversary wishes.

Hot and humid here too. 96 today and 98-100 tomorrow!  Ugh. I definitely won't be out in it.

I had appt. with the dr yesterday. My cholesterol actually went up a little on the Zetia, so will not be taking that again. It was so expensive, I wasn't going to take it unless it did something dramatic for my #'s.  The dr also gave me the breast ck that we didn't have time for at my annual appt. Everything fine.  My bone scan that I was just a tad better than last time, but not enough to celebrate. Anyway, not worse and not at a critical level anyway.

I still haven't heard from Sue. I presume she is still immersed in rehab and not feeling like talking, but I sure wish she would call.

Hope all of you can stay inside in the AC and relax during this hot spell.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on June 11, 2016, 01:01:07 pm
I put another card to Sue in the mail yesterday and told her we were all thinking and praying for her and I asked her to please call Sharon.  I didn't want to overwhelm her with giving her other numbers or people to contact. 

As Jeanne said...dang hot here. I made a quick run to hardware store and I'm in for the rest of the day.  It's just too hard to breathe out there.  We had storms overnight and lost power, but everything working this morning.

Will catch up on some indoor painting and computer bookkeeping with my checkbook and Quicken.

Stay cool!!

Post by: MaryPage on June 11, 2016, 01:01:59 pm
Beautiful day, here on the bay.  Speaking of the mighty Chesapeake, I spent a good bit of time emailing back and forth with Bubble in Tel Aviv yesterday, sending her all sorts of bits and pieces in an attempt to put her in the picture as far as this estuary is concerned.  All of you who have been here and seen it all, please assure Bubble that yes, Delaware and Maryland are itty, bitty states and Virginia is not one of our biggest, albeit it is far and away the loveliest place on the planet, and Delmarva stands for Delaware, Maryland and Virginia where they come together on a peninsula bordering the Atlantic Ocean.  And we are in a temperate zone here, where it is never as hot as Sue's Alabama can get nor as cold as Sandy Dapph's Maine is and/or Patricia's Alaska used to be.

Phew!  I'm all out of breath after that!

Today, Melissa and Adam are throwing a humongous party in celebration of Miles first birthday on May 19th.  It has been postponed no less than THREE times due to the torrents of rain May brought us.  Debi & Steve are driving over to Easton on Maryland's Eastern Shore for that event, and then dropping by Kathryn's mother in law's place in the same town, where Kathryn & John were married, to join in the bash for John's Jack Benny birthday, which is today, this very day.  For you youngsters not up on the slang belonging to MY age group, that means his 39th.

Paige and Alex and Ezra are devastated that they cannot join the family over there, as they have had tickets like forever to the Cirque du Soleil in Baltimore for today, for the purpose of celebrating Ezra's 5th birthday, which is this Monday, June 13th.  Tomorrow the three of them will depart for a vacation in the Dominican Republic.  I was tickled to hear that the books I sent Ezra arrived yesterday.  Me, I don't enjoy long rides in the car and crowds, so I am staying home and enjoying it all vicariously.  At my age, that is absolutely the best way to enjoy loud and lively parties! 

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on June 11, 2016, 02:08:50 pm
GALS!  I had a note from Sue, thanking the BBs and me for the cards.  I will email you privately with what she had to say.  She hopes to be home in a week or two.  Details in the email coming your way.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on June 11, 2016, 02:22:52 pm
Jane.  I am hoping that that storm you had last night heads out way. Not heard of it happening yet.  Still up to 93 deg for next 3 days. Makes one wonder what July and Aug. going to be like. The 2 worse months for Illinois.
Glad Sue Contacted you. Sure she will contact more once she gets home. Wonder if she will go to her own house or to sons for a few weeks.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on June 11, 2016, 02:57:54 pm
Did the usual Walmart run this morning, trying to get caught up[ on some of the emails ,I did out a vacation message to be sent to  people on my Hotmail account while I was gone.  I found a bunch of important mail in my junk folder including the reservation for the lodge where we will be staying next year for Corey and Maddie's wedding.( Keith's youngest son.)

I will soon be going to the dog park playday for all the Furry Friend dogs pretty soon, I also have to stop and buy dog food for her either on the way there or after.

Another busy week cioming up  Monday I have a cT on my nose structure. Wed and Thursday Dog visits and the chiropractor. Leaving Friday for the weekend at Neskowin  at Proposal Rock Inn. Kewith's sister Sandee sent us a check with the  stipulation that we go to Neskowin for the weekend. That is where the family had a cabin when the kids were young, ( Keith and Sandee) and were some of the parents asshes are spread so it is a sentimental journey for both Sandee and Keith.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyne on June 11, 2016, 04:59:51 pm
Quote from: jane on June 11, 2016, 02:08:50 pm
GALS!  I had a note from Sue, thanking the BBs and me for the cards.  I will email you privately with what she had to say.  She hopes to be home in a week or two.  Details in the email coming your way.jane

jane - I also sent Sue a card, as she was a regular poster in Library Bookshelf.  I would like to read her email, and would appreciate you sending me a copy. Thank you! :)

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on June 11, 2016, 08:08:28 pm
I've just sent you an email!!

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on June 11, 2016, 08:09:40 pm
I haven't rec the email...Darlene
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Molly on June 11, 2016, 08:44:17 pm
I've been having so much trouble with my computer recently that it has been a long time since I've been able to enjoy posts here.  Glad to be able to do so this evening.

When I talked with Mohamed recently, he asked how the weather was and how about the temperature in our Concord, NC area.  When I mentioned that we were expecting "really high" temps soon, he replied that it had been more than 120 degrees in Egypt!!!
I haven't experienced weather than high for many, many years!  Mohamed will arrive in the USA next week for a brief two week visit and then return to Egypt to continue grading his University student papers for the past semester, before getting ready for the Fall semester.

Received an email from my son to let me know that he had arrived safely in Korea a couple of days ago for his TWO YEAR military assignment.  It was to be only ONE year originally, but then was changed to two years.  I sent messages to friends in our area (neighbors and Church friends) asking for continued prayers.  He and his wife chose to NOT take his family with him, so that will be another area for prayers.  Talked with my DIL recently and she is OK with the decision they made.

Sure hope my AC continues to work well as I am NOT someone who enjoys REALLY hot weather. 

SHARON - Happy Anniversary!  Stay Healthy and Happy as you celebrate!
Post by: MaryPage on June 12, 2016, 08:57:38 am
I just feel so lucky to be living in a small corner of the planet where it never gets life threatening hot or life threatening cold.  Yes, if you are homeless and try to spend a night in January on the street, you might, depending upon exactly where you lie down and what you have to wrap around you, you just might die of exposure.  And if we have, and this is rare, a week in the nineties in the summertime, and there is an apartment block without air conditioning, a very old, bedridden person might expire of the heat.  I cannot deny those things.  But for most of us here, we have beautiful green trees and lawns and fields most of the time, with glorious bursts of late autumn color and fairly mild winters.  As a rule of thumb, whatever you hear Washington, D.C. has, we are a little bit cooler in summer and a little bit warmer in winter than are they.  However, we miss most of their storms.  Their storms tend to head north towards Baltimore, and generally skip us.  If it is a very large front, we might have rain the same day they do, but usually nowhere near as bad.  If you were to pop into a car here where I live, it would take you about 35 minutes to drive to Washington, DC and about 45 minutes to Baltimore.  When Himself was still with me, we often drove to Johns Hopkins in Baltimore to see his doctors.  We did not like those days, but they became quite routine.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: so_P_bubble on June 12, 2016, 09:06:35 am
MaryPage, you are going to make me very jealous... ;D
Post by: MaryPage on June 12, 2016, 09:33:07 am
Well, Bubble, we do have an ever pressing problem with flooding.  Not right here in my building, but our beaches are experiencing ever higher tides, and our very old and very historic City Dock and our United States Naval Academy are under a serious threat of ever rising waters.  This, we are told, is due to Global Warming.  From the collected views of approximately 97% of our worldwide climatologists, I gather that by the year 2100 much of our present coast will be underwater and unlivable.  I think of all those beach houses, most of them quite lovely, that go on and on and on for seemingly infinite miles, and I groan inwardly.  Looked at from the viewpoint of the lifetime of one human generation, it seems quite impossible and impossibly expensive a change to adjust to.  Looked at from the viewpoint of the lifetime of this planet, it seems a mere nothing.  All over this world are places where it USED TO be that there were oceans or seas or vast lakes or rivers.  Places where these are no more.  They say the Sahara was once all green and it was tropical up near the North Pole.  I cannot attest to these things, but I do tend to believe those who have studied them with great precision and attention to detail.  So I will enjoy what is left of my ever shrinking allotted years, with a fervent wish that my species will get their act together and make sensible decisions regarding the futures of these precious babies coming along these days who WILL see the year 2100.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: so_P_bubble on June 12, 2016, 10:53:04 am
In another 90 years?  Well, my philosophy is "after me, the flood".  I won't see it!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on June 12, 2016, 11:58:51 am
I'll send it to you again, Darlene.

MUCH cooler here today, after rain overnight again.  I've opened everything to cool the house down inside.  It's bad for my allergies, I guess, though my new meds are working so very well.

It's to get hot again tomorrow. 

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on June 12, 2016, 03:00:29 pm
Thank you, Jane, for the email copy of Sue's note. Wow, she is really going through a lot and if grab bars, etc are necessary at home, it sounds like she will still have lots of residual problems. I'm so very sorry for her. She has always been so active, so I know it will be a difficult adjustment.

It's supposed to be 98 here today which matches the record high. Humidity is in the 60's at least.  So I'm staying in.

I didn't sleep much last night. Went back to bed at 6 AM, so slept in till 11:30 and missed church.  This is about the 3rd time in the past 10 days that I have slept very little. I don't know what I'm going to do about it.

We went out to dinner last night at a small family-run Italian restaurant. Very nice service and good food.  We went with our next door neighbors.

Molly, that's rough that David will be gone for TWO years. I know you will miss seeing him. Wonderful that Mohamed is coming soon. I know that you are looking forward to it.

Mary should be home from the wedding soon. I hope it was a good trip for her.

Jeanne, Jane, Darlene, and Mary Page, I will join you in staying in out of the heat!!

MP, you are indeed lucky on your location and view. Enjoy!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on June 12, 2016, 04:18:08 pm
I know I posted yesterday. I guess all y'all missed the post
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on June 12, 2016, 04:30:06 pm
Molly. Happy for you to have Mohamed coming for a visit...the news about the mass killing was horrid....seems to be getting worse..Jane I received the message about Sue. Thx.  Very hot and humid..will go to church at six...not much else today for me..Darlene
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on June 12, 2016, 04:41:14 pm
Marilyn.  Now yes, you have a post from Yesterday. I think that the Note from Sue was posted by Jane a couple day ago someplace.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on June 12, 2016, 05:05:57 pm
I just wrote a long post about my weekend, and was going to copy it and hit the wrong button - Whoosh - it was gone.  I'll write it again later and post it then.  Sighhhhh.

In the meantime, jane, thanks for the news about Sue.  She had a tough time, but I'm glad she's getting the help she needs and the grab bars, etc., installed in her house so she can stay there - at long as she wants, I hope.  Glad you're getting some cooler weather.  Definitely not here - still in the 90s, with alerts to stay inside.

Molly, always good to hear from you.  I'm sorry to hear about your son's extended tour away, but I know it's something his family and you have dealt with before.  It's great that the internet, skype, etc., are there to keep you all close.  And hooray that Mohamed will be there - for a little while at least.

Marilyn, glad you had a good vacation, and hope the next weekend is a good one, too.

Sharon, I didn't sleep well last night, either.  I didn't have the leg cramps the two nights we were gone, but last night tried to make up for it.  I was up trying to walk off the cramps and pain for a long time, it seemed - and that was after the stretching, muscle relaxants, and pain med.  I hope tonight is better for both of us.

Darlene, our friends here from Texas said it hadn't been this hot there yet - of course, they're from Houston with all the rain.  And they thing we have low humidity - and, it is, compared to Houston.  LOL

Jeanne, take it easy with your heat, too.

Hi, Bubble - we love having you hang out with us!

MaryPage, it's been fun seeing your pictures.

I'll rewrite about the wedding later.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on June 12, 2016, 06:51:15 pm
Mary do you take Magnesium, I take 500mgs every night and no more leg cramps I also sleep with a pillow between my legs that seem to help too.

Thanks Jane for the  note about Sue.

Sandy and Bubble it is so nice to se you both posting here from time to time.

Molly glad that Mohamed gets to come home for a couple of weeks before having to go back to Egypt. You must inwardly hope that  sometime very soon he won't have to go back. You  must miss him terrible.

Marypage great picture from the drones point of view and you lengthy   details to go with it. I enjoyed that very much.

After church we went across the street to the people's home that fed our cats while we were gone, We gave Don a funny birthday cars and Keith left $30 on the coffer table, they kept insisting they didn't want anything  so he just left it anyway.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on June 12, 2016, 07:19:54 pm
Marilyn, a chiropractor friend suggested I take more calcium at night.  I take 1200 mg during the day.  I really didn't expect it last night, so hadn't taken the calcium.  And I do have a pillow under my knee.  The cramps were not in my calves, but in my feet and ankles and thighs.  It might have been the heat yesterday, too.  I walked to John's tree in the Sculpture Park to show my friends, so that was hot, sweaty, and extra walking.  And I've taken great care to none of those today.  LOL.  Thanks for reminding me, though, and I'll take extra calcium before I go to bed tonight.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on June 12, 2016, 07:50:40 pm
Welcome back, Marilyn and Maryz! nice Mohamed can get away from the stress, tensions, and heat of Cairo for a few weeks, anyway.

Sharon...good to find a good Italian restaurant!

All our Southern gals need to be careful in the heat.

Today was a beautiful respite to our previous heat. 

The news has been full of the horror of the mass murder in Orlando.  What pure evil that gunman kill and injure so many innocent people.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on June 12, 2016, 09:42:02 pm
Rather than print what I wrote in my blog, which turned out fairly long, I'll just give you a link there - and you can read it if you like. 
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on June 12, 2016, 09:42:27 pm
MaryZ I am so familiar with the feet,ankles and thigh cramps. thosse ankle cramps are really the pits and hurt so bad. I've jumped out of bed and couldn't even walk to the bathroom.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on June 12, 2016, 09:53:49 pm
Marilyn, I had those for the first time on my trip with Margaret last month.  Grim! 
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on June 13, 2016, 09:18:23 am
After a cool and pleasant day yesterday, we're back to the high 80s and into the 90s for this week. 

I'll be inside and reading a lot and maybe knitting a bit with the AC on.  The Stanley Cup hockey trophy was won by the Pittsburgh Penguins (whoo hoo) last night and so my TV watching is over for a few months.  :D

Have a gentle week, Babes!

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on June 13, 2016, 10:37:46 am
Mary, your wedding weekend sounded wonderful minus the heat of course. I'm sorry you're having the cramping. I am too. I had been taking Slo-Mag, but it just caused too much diarrhea and I had to stop it. I take 1200 units of Calcium with Mag. added, but it doesn't seem to help much.  Too much calcium can cause kidney problems, I think, so I hesitate to take more.  I had no reason to have them Sat. night, but I sure did too.  At least you could blame yours on all the activity of the wedding and know that that wouldn't occur again for a while.

Marilyn, have you gotten Freckles back yet?  I'm sure you're anxious to get her. Nice that you left some $$ for your kitty caretakers.

Jane, we ended up with "only" 94 degrees yesterday and supposed to drop to 90 today with lower humidity.  Around that or a little lower the rest of the week.

John caught the Japanese beetles in time last week when he sprayed. No sign of them left.

I have to go to the vet's this AM to pick up some more liver booster tablets for Bunny.  I talked to the vet Friday. She was amazed that Bunny is still acting normally, so says to continue with the prednisone twice a week and the liver booster. Her original prognosis was that she would have left us by now. The pred has really helped. She even gained back the weight she lost.  What a blessing. We'll enjoy every extra day we get. 

The Orlando massacre is beyond words. I feel so sorry for all those involved and their families.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on June 13, 2016, 11:16:12 am
Sharon what is the matter with Bunny?  I got Freckles back on Saturday. Katy brought both her dog and Freckles to play day at the dog park for the furry friend dogs.

I am going to get a CT scan on my nose this mornin g, my ENT says it looks like there is a bone spur in my nose and wants to check it out. Then I have a hair color appointment this afternoon so I will miss my Tai Chi class too.

I take 1200mgs of calcium with Vitamin D and Mag. I take 600 twice per day and the extra 500 of mage with the evening dose. I take them with my supper, the the 10mg pravastatin  at bedtime. My last lipid panel said my overall cholesterol was 190.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on June 13, 2016, 01:39:17 pm
Marilyn, that's wonderful that you cholesterol is so low with a low dose statin.  I can't take statin because after chemo, statins raised the enzyme levels in my liver--not good.  Bunny was diagnosed with liver cancer the end of February. The vet gave her 3 mos maximum, but as she said on the phone last week, Bunny didn't read the medical books!  She is acting normally, eating and drinking well, playing as usual. They did say that there was a 10% chance it was hepatitis instead of cancer which the prednisone would help. It has helped, so don't know if that is the case or not. They said the ultrasound showed the liver completely compromised but without invasive tests they couldn't tell for sure.  Since liver cancer is definitely terminal, I didn't want to put her through that.  Anyway, we're enjoying what time we have with her.

Hope the CT on your nose doesn't show anything serious.  Sharon
Post by: MaryPage on June 13, 2016, 06:08:24 pm

Woo hoo, I've heard from Sue!  She asks me to give you a shout out for her and to tell you that she is ON THE WAY to recovery and hopes to be home soon!  Oh, what blessed news.

I swear, I have not had a cramp in either leg ever since I read that tonic water would do the trick, and do it almost instantly.  So I rushed out and bought a six pack of those wee small Canada Dry bottles that are only 10oz each, and put them in my fridge to be icy cold for expected midnight or later emergencies. I figure icy cold should mask that bitter taste.  And I've got to tell you, THEY WORK!  Big Time!  Haven't had cramp one since those pesky little glass bottles have been rolling around on the bottom rack there.  I thought I had to DRINK them to make them do their work, but apparently not.
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Post by: maryz on June 13, 2016, 07:10:44 pm
I forgot about the tonic water, too, MaryPage.  Thanks for reminding me.  I'm one of those weirdos who likes tonic water over ice with lime - like a gin and tonic, without the gin.  I'd like the gin, too, but.....  LOL
Post by: MaryPage on June 14, 2016, 10:57:58 am
This is officially Flag Day!  It is also my daughter Debi's 61st birthday.

Becky just called to tell me that my granddaughter Judith arrived in Orlando yesterday with three year old Mateo (12/12/12) to take him on his first visit to Disney World.  What a time to be there!  I am already getting pictures of him with Donald Duck and a huge blue ant.  I am not familiar with these new Disney characters, but I know Donald Duck when I see him!

Well, Mateo may or may not be old enough to remember all of this, but he hasn't a clue what is going on in that town. 

And it is a perfectly scrumptious day here on the bay.  Chip & I plan to go to a great Indian restaurant to celebrate the Debster's big day.  Unfortunately, Debi & Steve are busy with his extremely ill mother, an 89 year old widow who depends upon their looking after her.  Their girls, Kathryn and Maria, have plans for dining in a French restaurant (Debi teaches French) tomorrow, after Kathryn & Ava get back from Ocean City.  Me, I just hunker down here in my own space and gather the news of all the goings on.
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Post by: jane on June 14, 2016, 10:58:42 am
Hot morning greetings, Gals! glad you heard from Sue, too.  Yep, Flag Day and my Ray's birthday too!  He's 81 today.

Maryz...hope you got rested up from your weekend.

It's so hot and humid here again...another inside day.  I think I'll continue some of my touchup painting.  I took my "formula" for color to the place I'd bought paint and the owner...who's a former neighbor and he used to do our snow removal when he was in high school...mixed it and wasn't happy.  It was much too white. So, he had me paint a piece of wood with the old can's contents and bring it in Monday.  They "flashed" it with some kind of computer thing and it came out a whole different "formula" and it matches perfectly!! Whoo Hoo.

Stay cool.
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Post by: Marilyn on June 14, 2016, 12:02:24 pm
I've been busy this morning it is just before 9am and I have  made a loafe of Rye Bread, Vacuumed the bedroom and master bath, had breakfast, put the dog  bed sheets in the washer, made homemade laundry soap, and  Now to vacuum the living and dining area. the Hoovers are  hard for me to vacuum with but I need to get bags for the Oreck which  I really love to vacuum with.
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Post by: jane on June 14, 2016, 12:17:53 pm
You've had a busy morning, Marilyn!!
Post by: MaryPage on June 14, 2016, 12:44:40 pm
LOVE to vacuum with!  Marilyn, that word love does NOT go with vacuum.  Go back and study the textbook again.
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Post by: JeanneP on June 14, 2016, 01:04:51 pm
We had such a storm last night.  I was hoping it would help the area to cool down but No.
Today it is going to 93 deg. again and the humidity will be worse.  I just think I will stay
indoors and read, watch movies.
So that I can try to keep up with Marilyn and her cleaning.(No  way could I possible keep up with her.) I may get the sweeper out and do a quick run through.
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Post by: so_P_bubble on June 14, 2016, 01:36:12 pm
Marilyn, you made me tired! lol
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Post by: SharonE on June 14, 2016, 02:03:51 pm
Ditto, Bubble! None of us can keep up with Marilyn.

MP, Bon anniversaire to Debbie!  Sounds like it will be a good one for her. Thanks for the info on Sue.

Jane, hurrah for the good paint match. It's amazing what they can do these days. Happy Birthday to Ray!  It sounds like he does pretty well for 81 considering all his health challenges.

I've been over to the clubhouse for our primary vote (not presidential), just 3 offices, but one is for our House Rep, so wanted to vote for him.  I also went in and looked at the new equipment they have gotten in the fitness center. It looks pretty good. Now if I can force myself to go over there again.

My neighbor got back from her vacation to CA and called for a long chat this AM. Otherwise, I haven't done a whole lot.  Hot and humid here too.

I'd forgotten the tonic water too. I'll have to get some Thursday.  Sharon
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Post by: SharonE on June 15, 2016, 12:44:49 pm
Where is everyone?  My cleaning girl is here and has also washed all the windows on the inside!  Looks so nice. I'm hurting more than usual today so not doing much.

Hope you all are keeping busy inside in the AC.  Sharon
Post by: MaryPage on June 15, 2016, 01:17:14 pm
I am hurting that you are hurting, Sharon.
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Post by: JeanneP on June 15, 2016, 02:07:58 pm
I think most of us are relaxing with a good book or a movie.  It is just to hot to go outdoors. We had another good big storm last night but it just puts the humidity up higher.

I will go out to the store and take a walk later tonight about 7pm.  I eat so much when relaxing that I need that walk.
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Post by: GinnyAnn on June 15, 2016, 02:52:50 pm
My mouth has been hurting and taking all of my energy to deal with it.  Had to cancel my chiropractor appointment because I didn't want to go out. I hate how much my teeth can hurt.

Say "Hi" to Sue for me please.
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Post by: maryz on June 15, 2016, 03:36:24 pm
Hi gals!  Nothing much doing here.  I went to swimming and stopped at Walmart on the way home.  Lunch and then just woke up from a good nap.  My exciting life.  It's not quite as hot here today, although still near 90.  And late afternoon thunderstorms are predicted for evening.  I've got a couple of movies I got from the library and I'll probably watch one of them tonight - nothing on I like to watch on Wednesdays (even reruns).

Good to see you checking in, Ginny Ann, although I'm sorry about your dental problems.  That's no fun!

Jeanne, I know how much you like to get out and about. Sorry your temps are so unseasonable.  Guess this is the "new normal" for summers, though.

I wish all of us who have chronic pain could find some relief - at least some of the time.  It "ain't no fun"! 
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Post by: Marilyn on June 15, 2016, 04:02:38 pm
Well after a few days of no pain in my back, since vacuuming yesterday it is now hurting. Good thing I see the Chiropractor tomorrow.

Freckles and I went back to "work:" today visiting at one of the care homes. She gets so excited to go to work, she dances around while I am trying to put her vest on and when she get to the patients she just goes right over and sits in front of them waiting for her loving. I took her for a walk after lunch and in and  hour I will be going to my Tai Chi practice.

Tomorrow we (freckles and I) go to the Hospital for a visiting. Then Friday Keith and I are going on a weekender.

It rained here off and on yesterday but today the sun is  peeking out of the clouds now and then right is also cooler.

Sharon didn't the Abulation Sp? work for you?
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Post by: jane on June 15, 2016, 08:09:57 pm
I, too, walked this morning while it was cool.  It sure heated up later...91 when I left the Bridge game.  Too hot to do anything outside. We, too, had the storm last night...huge quantities of water coming down three different times...and some big limbs and parts of trees down around town again.

More of the heat through the weekend again.  I see Phoenix is to have an all time high of 120 on Sunday.

Post by: MaryPage on June 16, 2016, 10:08:40 am
Gloomy, gloomy day here on the bay, and that is all I have to say.  I'm reading a good book.

The new TV series:  OJ Made In America,  is really, really well done, and I highly recommend it.  You can watch it on ABC or ESPN or On Demand.  Instead of fictionalizing Simpson's life story, as other series and films have done, using actors and all that, they have made a documentary of it.  Photos and films.  A lot of people in the here and now telling how it was in the there and then.  Fascinating.  I was somewhat relieved to hear the present time Marcia Clark confessing that at the time the case was given to her to prosecute, she didn't have a clue who O.J. Simpson was!  That is precisely the way it was with me:  I'd never heard of the guy!

I would give this series an A+.  Seriously.
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Post by: SharonE on June 16, 2016, 10:34:29 am
Good morning, Gals. I am waiting on my handyman to arrive and take care of a few piddling maintenance matters. Then I will have to go to the grocery.  I'm still hurting a lot today, but hope that an extra pain pill will allow me to get the shopping done.  I guess my pain is weather related as we have been having fronts moving in and out. Not much rain, maybe .2 inch, but it is all around us.

Thanks, Mary Page, for the commiseration on my pain yesterday.  No thanks on the OJ program. I heard entirely too much about that when it was going on and I still feel it was a poor verdict that released him. I'm just glad they got him for something else later.

Marilyn, sorry your back is hurting again. Hope the chiropractor was able to help.  I haven't had the ablation yet. They did a diagnostic nerve block and that didn't work. They are going to try that again July 1.  Unless they can find the right nerves, they can't do the ablation.  HOpe your therapy visits went well. Freckles sounds like such a good dog.

Jane, do be careful walking in the heat.  It is hot here too, hovering around the low 90's. Humidity up again but supposed to be nice for the weekend.

Ginny, so sorry to hear you're having dental problems again.  Not fun!  Take care of yourself.

Hi to everyone.  Sharon
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Post by: JeanneP on June 16, 2016, 01:59:58 pm
Still in the 90s here and so will be another lazy day. Yesterday I watched 6 hours of the show Six feet under. So still have another 6 hours to go.
Language is awful but the show is good .i do have a couple of books to read. Will run over to Macy's at the mall around six. The have a three hour sale on and a couple things I need.

Can look forward to a hot weekend. Wonder what July and August will be like.
Going to put off any kind of trips until Sept. Now.
Post by: MaryPage on June 16, 2016, 06:35:45 pm
We are under a Tornado Watch!  Can you Believe it?

Our whole West Virginia Panhandle, Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C.., Baltimore, Annapolis area.  They are warning us of hail, deadly winds, and possible tornadoes!
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Post by: Cottoncandy on June 16, 2016, 07:51:16 pm
Marypage.   Stay is very hot and humid here Darlene
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Post by: Marilyn on June 16, 2016, 09:20:27 pm
Here is the link to the video that one of the Furry Friend Member's husband made of the Memorial day parade and the Furry friends Honoring the War Dogs. (
Post by: MaryPage on June 17, 2016, 09:58:36 am
Went to the vampire this morning.  Only one time, and she got all she needed!  Blood Pressure still way too high.  Had my prolia shot, also.  Then we went to Grump's Cafe for breakfast.  Had the ranchero omelet, with white toast and grits.  Heaven!  Except that I could not finish it.  Then a quick run through the grocery, and we are home for the day;  it not yet being ten o'clock.

Chip told me what was, to me, a new joke.  Actually, it is probably older than religion.  OK, here it is, and it is a riddle, so the answer will come before I go to bed tonight.  Give it a try:

What is the difference between a hippo and a zippo?

He! He!
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Post by: SharonE on June 17, 2016, 10:50:50 am
Hope all the severe weather bypassed you, Mary Page.  I give up on your riddle. You'll have to tell us the answer.

Marilyn, I saw the video on FB. Nice parade and good pictures of Freckles and you.

Hi Darlene. I imagine your heat is worse than ours, but ours is bad enough. 95 yesterday with high humidity.

Jane, is everything okay with you? You missed posting yesterday which is unusual for you.

Jeanne, glad you have plenty of movies and books to entertain you inside with all the heat outside!  Lori said it was to be lovely in Chicago tomorrow & Sunday. Hope it is for you too.

Nothing much planned here for today. Maybe some redding up and organizing in my den.

Ginny, hope your teeth are better.  Sharon
Post by: MaryPage on June 17, 2016, 11:06:05 am
OK, Sharon, here it is!  Pretty obvious, once you hear it!

A hippo is VERY heavy, whereas a Zippo is a little lighter!

Please vent your disgust at Chip, and not me!
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Post by: jane on June 17, 2016, 11:38:52 am the riddle, MaryPage!

Neat video, Marilyn!

I guess I got lost in my painting touchups, grocery shopping and organizing the bit I have collected for next year's income tax yesterday.  It's just easier when we get home from Texas if I have the medical/dental receipts, the car license plate tags receipts, and all of that organized together.

I walked this morning and the girls at the bank think they'll bring the commercial shredder back for the "party" the bank has for its customers during the summer.  It's a cookout of hamburgers, etc. in the parking lot.  So, I'm going to start through some of those things they send monthly statements for and weed out the old stuff from past years.  I'll put in a tote and it'll be ready when the big shredder truck comes.   :thumbup:

It's to be hot here, too, through the weekend. 

Nothing else much going on. 

Thinking of our Sue!!

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Post by: JeanneP on June 17, 2016, 02:57:34 pm
Marilyn.  He did a great job on that video. Nice for you to keep for years to come
Quite a few dogs like Jacks in the Parade wasn't there?  Freckles looked good.
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Post by: FlaJean on June 18, 2016, 11:02:47 am
 :smitten: Mark
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Post by: jane on June 18, 2016, 11:26:07 am
Saturday morning greetings!

Ray and I walked to town for the "Rubber Ducky Race" at 9:30 am.  They dumped the little yellow ducks into the river by the last drop in the white water course and from the bridge.  They had people downstream catching them and then people in the river....pretty shallow...with nets to pull in all those who got caught in whirlpools.  There was a good crowd.  It really started to heat up on the walk home.  We'll go back down later today when for River Fest when things get going. Food vendor tents were just setting up when we left.

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Post by: SharonE on June 18, 2016, 11:51:13 am
Funny, Mary Page!

Jane, were the rubber duckies for a charity?  I've seen them do that and everyone purchases a duck and the winning duck gets a prize but the rest of the money goes to a charity. Fun anyway. Sounds like you have a nice activity for the afternoon. Hope your weather is as lovely as ours.

Bunny is at the groomers. John's playing bridge and I'm trying to decide if there is anything important enough for me to get up and get moving.

Hi to all.  Sharon
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Post by: maryz on June 18, 2016, 12:38:17 pm
Welcome, FlaJean.  We're happy to have you join our conversation.

jane, Sharon - we had a rubber duck race here today, too.  It's to benefit a local charity.

Nothing going on around here. I guess everybody's staying in out of the heat.  Our 10-day music festival, Riverbend, winds up tonight.  They close out with a big fireworks display.  I'm hoping I'll be able to see it from my deck.  I'm not too far away, "as the crow flies". 
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Post by: jane on June 18, 2016, 04:24:37 pm
Welcome, Jean!

Yes, Rubber Ducks is to benefit local hospital which is raising money for new equipment for one of the depts...radiology, maybe? 

We went back down this afternoon...they were having a frozen teeshirt contest at the time!  Teeshirts were frozen in blocks of ice and the contestants were to try and get them out and on.  Some kids too them to the river to dunk them in, etc.  Fun stuff.  We sat in the Brewery and watched the kayakers and tubers on the river and then came on back home.

Neighbor came over to ask if OK to do some trimming of tree limbs, etc.  Ray told him to have at it.  With our old houses, everything is right to the property his trees and our trees can of get mixed in together.   :thumbup:

We're grilling smoked pork chops out tonight and that'll be supper.  Ray's having beans with his and I'm on to a favorite that most people don't like...brussel sprouts!! ;D

Post by: MaryPage on June 18, 2016, 05:02:14 pm
I'll line up for your Brussels Sprouts.  Have loved them all of my life.  Just ask, and I'll be there!  What's for dessert?
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Post by: jane on June 18, 2016, 09:38:21 pm
Whatever you want to bring! :D
Post by: so_P_bubble on June 19, 2016, 05:27:41 am
Yummy!  I'll sneak in quietly... ;D
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Post by: jane on June 19, 2016, 01:32:37 pm
Yep...the more the merrier!!  They were good, too.  My husband wrinkles up his nose...and yet he likes cabbage.  Same thing, I tell him, only smaller and more flavorful!!   :thumbup:

HOT here today.  I'm in for the day. 

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Post by: JeanneP on June 19, 2016, 04:24:23 pm
Jane. Try putting the Brussels On a baking sheet. Spray, Salt and pepper. and bake in oven.
I usually have potato, Carrots and other veg with them. Bake in oven. Cut side down. Sprouts taste a lot different. He may like them.  I think men sort of remember their mothers just boiling them.
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Post by: jane on June 19, 2016, 09:57:18 pm
We've  them roasted many times, and it hasn't changed his view of them.  That's ok...he likes a lot of veggies I don't.   :2funny:

Maybe rain tomorrow and cooler temps.

I can't imagine the 120 or so Phoenix area had.  No thank you!

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Post by: SharonE on June 20, 2016, 11:28:38 am
Hi Gals, we had a quiet day yesterday--church & SS, calls from all 3 kids + 1 grandson for Father's day and a steak dinner with fresh peaches on ice cream for dessert.

Today, I've put in a load of laundry & have another ready to follow it.  The fridge repairman is coming this afternoon to see if he can do anything with this piece of GE junk!  Water dispenser won't dispense and the ice cube maker freezes up and spits cubes and generally is a pain.

I like brussel sprouts and eat them steamed or roasted. John will eat them, but doesn't really care for them.

Bunny got groomed Sat. I told her to do a summer cut and she really did! She looks like a short-haired dog with a fluffy tail and ears.  Apparently, she is cold and has really been cuddling up with us since.  Love it.  Usually, with her long thick hair, she gets overheated quickly and goes down to the foot of the couch.  I still can't believe how normal she is acting. Sure hope it lasts.

It was around 82 over the weekend--just beautiful, but supposed to start warming up today 88, tomorrow 91 and the humidity is to rise also. Yuck.  I agree, Jane, about Phoenix's 120 degrees. That's unbearable.  We were out there once when it was 115 and decided we were never going to retire there.  John has a sister in Scottsdale who seemingly doesn't get too stressed by it. She just stays in the AC.

Have a nice day everyone.  Sharon
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Post by: JeanneP on June 20, 2016, 11:53:00 am
They are saying will be 97 for us by noon today.  Now over 2 weeks in the 90s. I have had enough summer.
Will stay in again until about 7pm then run to library.  I have to keep my skin well covered which I think I do but this year the sun is getting to it.  I was using a 50 sun cream but not sure that I am not allergic to it.  Now got to use a prescription cream but stay indoors.
That is hard for me.   Prefer the outdoors.
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Post by: jane on June 20, 2016, 01:47:30 pm
Heat index already high and not nice out there. Ray gave up after 5 holes of golf and came home, thank heavens.  I was going to walk to the Library to return a book, but decided to drive. Glad I did.  I also got a car wash and came home and cleaned the mats and inside and that was enough in the shade for me.

Like Sharon, I'm finishing the third load of laundry, and then we'll be caught up for a few days.

Stay cool and well hydrated, Buddies!

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Post by: Marilyn on June 20, 2016, 05:46:57 pm
Hi everyone, We got back fro Neskowin yesterday afternoon, Keith decided he didn't wnat me to drive back down the coast. Kept insisting it would be shorter to drive east to I-5 which took over an hour to drive the 60 miles inland. Then through Salem to the freeway and back to the coast was even longer, What should have taken 3.5-4 hours to get home took 6. So much for keith's idea of it taking less time.

We had a good time and I ate way too much good food as we ate out for every meal. But skipped lunch or dinner . We walked on the beach but I couldn't get freckles to walk in the water. We visited the house that Keith's grandfather built, they called it a cabin but has 4 bedrooms (it is a house.)
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Post by: maryz on June 20, 2016, 06:54:48 pm
Definitely hot here today, but so dry, it's keeping the humidity down (comparatively speaking). At least it's not like Phoenix.  Right now, they're predicting some rain for us this weekend. There is supposed to be a beautiful full "Strawberry Moon" on this summer solstice night.

I played bridge this afternoon, but left as soon as I could.  My back was killing me all afternoon - don't know why.  But all I wanted to do was get home and take some pain med.  I didn't go up to dinner - called to have them pack it in a to-go box, and picked it up when I went for my mail.  I'm pretty sure I'll be in bed early tonight.
Post by: MaryPage on June 20, 2016, 08:52:57 pm
Just came in from my evening walk, and Bummer, it looks as though we won't be able to see the Strawberry Moon from here because we have so much cloud cover.  I have enjoyed it for several evenings now, but it is the real thing tonight and only tonight.  If YOUR  skies are clear, be sure to get out and take a look, as it is a once in 50, or 70, or whatever they said, year thing.  Sorry about your back, Mary.

I had a delightful luncheon today:  picked up by two good looking gentlemen, both over ten years younger than I, and taken out to one of my favorite local restaurants, we had a great time.  One is a priest, and my landlord for 13 years now, and the other his brother, who is visiting.  Nice people.  Charming and fun to talk to.

Becky will arrive from Missouri on the 2nd and we are having a big all family party at Debi's on the 3rd.  I'm planning to just sort of hunker down and conserve my energies during our current heat wave, just to make sure I am thriving for that event.  I'll be making up two casseroles of cheese & macaroni for my contribution to the eating, which pretty much goes on all day, or at least from two until sevenish.  Then everyone helps clean up the debris and pulls out of there by eightish.  Basically, our summer parties are one big, long crab feast out of doors.  Their house has a two-story deck that runs the whole width of the property, with a pier and a number of types of boat.  They also set up a water volley ball net down below, and there is a concrete basketball court with a net pole that can be lowered when it is taken over by little scamps.  Great place for partying, and we've been doing it there for over thirty years now.

The Washington/Baltimore corridor has been having a heat wave, but we are talking 90° for highs.  Here on the bay, with the lovely breezes off of the water, we have been at least 6° cooler.  The reverse effect is true in the winter.  LOVE where I live!

God Bless Y'all, and be good, now!
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Post by: maryz on June 20, 2016, 10:03:05 pm
MaryPage - Please send me some crabs.  I do hope we can find some when we go to the beach in a couple of weeks.  The Strawberry Moon isn't visible here, either - although it was gorgeous last night.

Sleep well, Buddies!
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Post by: SharonE on June 21, 2016, 11:51:59 am
Marilyn, welcome back. It sounds like you had a nice time except for the long drive home. Men & their shortcuts!!

Mary, I'm sorry your back is hurting you too. Have you tried any exercises (like knee to chest) to see if that helps.  My back isn't out of joint, so exercise isn't helping me.  Keep the pain meds close.

Hot and getting hotter and more humid here, in the low 90's. Better than last week though. We were able to see the strawberry moon here.  Lovely.

Mary Page, I envy you the big family parties and all the crabs too.  Enjoy.

I think the repairman got my fridge fixed. We'll see.  I worked with JOhn on his computer getting him set up on a couple programs. He really has limited computer skills.  I also did a load of laundry. Never did get to the 2nd, but it is in now.  John is off playing bridge.

Hi to all.  Sharon
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Post by: Sandy on June 21, 2016, 12:46:23 pm
Quote from: MaryPage on June 20, 2016, 08:52:57 pm
Basically, our summer parties are one big, long crab feast out of doors.

I hear that you have crabs... 
I hope that you enjoyed them!

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on June 21, 2016, 01:37:37 pm
Welcome home, Marilyn - glad you had a good long weekend (except for the trip home, of course).

I did finally see the moon for a few minutes last night.  It was already "up", so didn't get the spectacular viewing.  I "slept in" this morning (until 7:30), and my back is much better.  I went on to Silver Sneakers, and didn't have a problem.  So I did get some extra movement, too.  Nothing else going on today.

Happy Hot Tuesday, Buddies!
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Post by: JeanneP on June 21, 2016, 01:52:50 pm
And What a Wind Storm we got last night. Was 10pm and the rain came. Then the wind of they say 76 miles a hour. Heard a crash and half of a big old tree next door fell on the house. its new so sitting empty. I was O.K other than the usual mess of tree limbs in my front yard.

So now back up again to 90s today. It is 87 now.  I for one tired of it. Was looking forward to summer but now looking forward to Fall.
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Post by: jane on June 21, 2016, 04:42:59 pm
Marilyn.....uh...maybe K is not a good GPS for the most "direct" or "shortest" route!   ;D

Maryz...glad back is much better.

I imagine Molly is busy with M's visit. are you doing?  We miss your posts.

Hi to MaryPage, Sharon, Jeanne

Our storms are to come tonight, "they" say.

Eyes are ok...but I have a small "something" on my lower eyelid, near the tear duct, so he wants me to come back and see their "biopsy and eyelid plastic surgeon".  So appt now in early August.  At worse it's basal cell skin cancer...and at best "she" ( the doc) will laugh, he said, and say it's nothing but...(big long medical words here). 

Tomorrow off to surgeon for Ray and maybe the artificial skin thing. Always something!


Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on June 21, 2016, 04:52:08 pm
I had to have yet another basal cell removed from my nose. I use sunscreen and big hat and not in the sun but I still have them.....I guess from when I was younger and always in the sun......Darlene
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on June 21, 2016, 05:42:32 pm
Marilyn.  My Husband was the worse when it came to traveling in the car. Only time I would get mad.  You could tell him the way he should go but he would just argue.  We lived in Danville Illinois for a few years and he even was heading for Danville Indiana but swore he was right.  It got that I would just sit and let him do his thing.  And as for stopping anyplace. one could forget about that. I had to threaten to just for him to let me out. He keep going and I would get a bus or train.  For a few years when I came to US I didn't drive. Did not have a license but once I got one. Got a car. Then that took care of the problem. Use to just tell him I would drive my car. He sort of learned a lot in later years.  Was my way or the Highway.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on June 21, 2016, 09:46:05 pm
Jeanne I am sitting here chuckling to myself about your husband.

Jane you are so right on about Keith's GPS LOL

I have to take freckles to the vet tomorrow, she has been yelping when she get up and it is time for her yearly check-up and  immunizations.
Title: JUNE 22nd
Post by: MaryPage on June 22, 2016, 10:35:14 am
Another day of perfect beauty here on the bay.  I will be off to get a haircut at noon, followed by a swift charge through our local grocery to pick up a few items, and then home for a wee afternoon nap.

Wishing you each a lovely day!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on June 22, 2016, 01:53:58 pm
I had one of THOSE nights last night - woke up about 3:30, and never got back to sleep.  I finally gave up and got up about 4:30.   Yuck.  I went on to swimming, and then to Vicki's class.  That was only me, so after a short time, we adjourned to an early lunch.  I ate half of a "bagel and lox" (yum) at Einstein's Bagels, and then we headed for our respective homes.  I got about a half-hour nap when the phone woke me up.  I hope I sleep well tonight.  We're in for another hot one today.  My outdoor thermometer says 104, but it's up against the building in the direct sun, so I'm sure that's not right.  But it probably is 90+.  Blech!
Post by: MaryPage on June 22, 2016, 02:04:26 pm
I hope you sleep well tonight, too, Mary.  My secret for getting right back to sleep, when I have had to get up to use the privy, is to work on planning and building my dream house, no expense considered.  Boom, I go to sleep right off the bat, and, in all these long years, have never really finished that house!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on June 22, 2016, 02:18:11 pm
I slept a good 9 hours last night like the night before. Had storms both nights. Could turn off the A/C. I hate that thing running all the time, but in 90 deg weather its needed. Last night it went down to 67 deg and still this morning until noon. Now it is going up and up again. So it will have to go back on.
I did have strange dreams last night and it seems like a few people from S and F in it. Just their faces and you Mary Z was one. Forgotten it now but seems to tie into medical. I had been talking to my daughter in Texas who need her knees replaced and keeps getting thos shots that last no time now. So maybe because you had been talking about yours then that is where the dream came from. I dream a lot now. Never anything bad but just many all night long.  Some I miss when I wake up.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on June 22, 2016, 02:33:16 pm
Sorry to bother your sleep, Jeanne.  LOL  Just glad it wasn't a nightmare.  I hope your niece and I both have good luck with our knees.

MaryPage, I usually go right back to sleep after a potty break, but this time I was thinking about the upcoming trips, and it just wouldn't shut down.   
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on June 22, 2016, 04:36:01 pm
Storms here last night, and we went to Dubuque in the rain.

No skin graft today because they got the approval from Medicare too late to grow the skin.  Yep, it's artificial skin, but it's a living thing grown in a petrie dish.  It's a biologic.  I've heard that word on ads for an arthritis med, but I never knew what it meant.  I looked it.  A whole new world of drugs, I guess.  Next week is now the day for the graft.  And back for weekly appts.  Good thi g we had no definite plans for the summer!

More storms coming tonight and dark clouds are gathering to the west.  Bridge was good....8 of us...but I'm glad to be home.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on June 22, 2016, 06:28:32 pm
Yes Jane. They are showing on our Weather that Iowa going to get what we had last 2 nights. Usually you get the first.

Maryz.  That is my Texas Daughter on the Knee.  Don't have any Nephew or Nieces. Had brothers but they never married.  Only have one Cousin also.  Small families ours.

Beginning to buck up again now as I have the 2 daughters.  5 Grands, 6 GGrands. My family name has died out now. A shame.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on June 22, 2016, 06:47:31 pm
Jeanne - sorry I got that wrong.  Good luck to your daughter, in any case.  The branch of John's family had only daughters, who changed their names when they married, or sons who had their own daughters.  So his name will probably die out, too.

jane, I must have missed about Ray's skin graft.  Is this for the cut that he got last spring?  Is the store paying for all this?  That really turned into something difficult.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on June 22, 2016, 07:36:51 pm
No, Mary, that gash healed fine.  He got this one on the back of the other leg....bashed it on a connector bar on his bike....a large hematoma developed, and they then had to remove that.  Big "chunk" of leg it's slowly healing, but doc think this skin graft wpuld help the process...or not.

Looks like storms may be south and east of us.  I sure hope so.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on June 22, 2016, 08:56:57 pm
jane, Ouch!  Give Ray an extra hug for me!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on June 22, 2016, 09:15:14 pm
Well I got my notice from Social Security that my  income is now short $182. I don't see where they are  giving me a piece of Keith;s just my own. So now I will be calling the m and asking What's up with that.

Freckles had her Vet appointment today and she is is perfect condition the vet even complimented me on how good i take care of her and all my animals. She got her yearly shots and will go back on Monday to have her teeth cleaned.

Where is Sharon?
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Molly on June 22, 2016, 10:15:30 pm
I haven't been able to post for a while and perhaps I should re-introduce myself again! ;)

I've had problems with my computer several times, along with the enormous task of getting ready for Mohamed's arrival, welcoming him and getting him settled to our local time so he does not wander through the house during the night.  He had a good flight, but had to take a taxi from our Airport, since the highway has been under repairs in several places and friends here were hesitant to try and drive to the  airport.  Me, too!  He remained here while he adjusted to the time difference and then drove up to visit with friends and former Medical Dr. in Maryland.
He'll be back in the next few days.

MARILYN - It was very interesting to read about the Magnesium you take every night.  Not having leg pain is a true blessing.  I have been having pains along my right thigh all the way down to my knee almost every night and sometimes even during the day when I am sitting down.  I plan to discuss this with my Medical Dr. soon and ask if I could possibly begin taking something to reduce/eliminate the pains.

MARYPAGE - I also plan to inquire about beginning to drink Tonic Water.  I noted the brand you wrote about and will see if I can find some in one of our local stores.

The most harsh body pains I continue to have are up/down my spine - every day and throughout the day, except when I lay down for a brief nap on the sofa or bed.  A few months ago, the Dr. told me the cause of the continued pain was "just my age."  I could have smacked him!

We've been having some really intense hot weather and more expected in the next few days - in the high 90's.  Thus, I'm enormously grateful for the excellent AC working as needed!

Since Mohamed has our car in MD, I've been house-bound recently, which is REALLY unusual for me.  Friends have stayed in touch with me, offered to take me shopping if needed, and I've been busy with the Yard fellows today as they mowed and trimmed the bushes. 

Yesterday, I talked with the Pastor of the Church I used to attend before I began to have the enormous back pains.  He mentioned that he had included a request prior to his sermon last Sunday for continued prayers for my son, David, as he settles into his new
2-year assignment at a military base in Korea.  That was a real blessing for me.  I sent a couple of messages to David.

Yesterday, one of our dear friends and her husband came by to take a look at my computer and was able to straighten out whatever had been preventing it from working.  She is a Computer professional, so I'm really happy to know her!

Not much else going on here.  Just trying to stay cool in this really hot weather, and talk with Mohamed when he calls several times each day.  He has my Cell phone with him, so sure hope I don't lose electricity here if we get any thunder storms.

Hope everyone is getting ready for a good weekend.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: joyous on June 23, 2016, 09:26:19 am
I join Jeanne and MaryZ in having a dtr with knee problems.One of my dtrs has a torn meniscus(sp) w/lots of
pain. She had an MRI done and that showed the problem, but she told the doc she couldn't have surgery right now because she was leaving for London for the summer ;
He told her to take the MRI with her as she made need to show it to drs. in London :( Reason for going to London-
husband is transferred there for 2-4 years w/IRS) Even w/the knee problem she has been to Germany, Brussels, etc., etc. and climbed mountains (beautiful scenery sent )
Post by: MaryPage on June 23, 2016, 09:49:43 am
I know nothing about the myriad laws concerning Social Security, but I did think one thing was engraved in stone: i.e., you can only receive one person's benefits.  That is to say: your own OR a spouse's under the other spouse's benefits.  Not both.  That has been my understanding, but I will be interested to hear what they come up with regarding Marilyn's situation.  In my case, because I had my own right to Social Security from having worked under it for decades, and because, both as my second husband's widow and as my third husband's widow they double checked to see what I should claim, they told me my benefits were larger than a portion of my husbands would be, and therefore I could not claim the spousal benefit, but should stick with my own.  They were, on both occasions, quite adamant that it would be the one or the other, and not both.  Marilyn, I strongly advise you to GO SEE THEM.  This is much more satisfactory than trying to arrive at answers over the phone.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on June 23, 2016, 10:30:55 am
MaryPage & Marilyn...That's my understanding, too, and my own SS from my working years is much higher than 1/2 of Ray's would be.   If Marilyn meant that the $182 was what she should have had additional-- the difference between her own and 1/2 of K' may be that that won't happen for another month, as they were married in late May and SS is always a month behind, as I recall...or that SS needs proof of the wedding, etc.  I also would advise a visit to a SS office, and for Marilyn to take along a copy of her marriage certificate/proof of the wedding, etc.  and have them sort it out.  I've found them to be very helpful and knowledgeable and it's easier to deal in person than on the phone.

Joy...My sister had the torn meniscus, but it finally healed on its own.  She wore a knee wrap and had a lot of pain for many months in the process, however.  Wow, to get to spend a summer in London and have her own place to stay with her husband sounds delightful.  All the air miles flying back and forth not so much fun these days. 

Molly...glad M arrived safely and will be back to rest up and relax in a few days.  Maybe you can ask around and find some new doctors.  Being told pain in or along the spine that lasts all day long is "aging" is hogwash, in my opinion.  My docs have explained to me how our bodies change, how arthritis sets in...but they've had MRIs and xrays to show that.  No doctor has ever said any intense pain, as you describe it, is just from old age. 

Maryz...stay safe in this weather!

Hi to Sharon, Darlene, Jeanne, and I hope we hear from GinnyAnn and Sue soon.

Beautiful day here, and we seem to have escaped the storms last night.  No appts for docs for a bit and that's good news!  I was very tired last night after having to be up and ready to go at 7:30 am two days in a row.  I'm NOT a morning person since I retired. :2funny:

So...some laundry, and get a walk in while it's cool, and then catch up on family computer stuff...Quicken, etc. to,log in miles for these doc visits, and then time to read and "chill out."

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on June 23, 2016, 11:18:56 am
Hi everyone. Looks like I was promoted from newbie to Jr It seems we all are dealing with heat..same here..going to my daughters for a few days next week..will take my wide brim hat as I know we will be taking kids to the river swimming..and will be going into San Antonio one day to shop....Marlyin hope you get your so straight...This may not be the appropriate site to ask...but does any one have suggestions on preventing constipation....seems the older I get the more sluggish...I do take a dose of fiber ..Metamucil every day...and stool softener...any tips. Thanks.   Darlene
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on June 23, 2016, 11:35:22 am
Joy, I had a degenerated meniscus "shaved" about 15 years ago on this same knee.  The doc took x-rays about 2 years ago of both knees, and even I could see that there was no cartilage left - just bone-on-bone.  He pretty much said, timing of replacement was up to me.  At that time, I was having no pain or problems, so no pain/no surgery.  That's changed, and now I'm ready to have the left one replaced.  I've never had any problems with the right one.  Go figure!

Hi Molly - you've been missed.  Glad Mohamed got here okay, and I hope you have some quality time with him.  I drink tonic water - just get the store brand.  I like it over ice with a slice of lime.  I don't really like soft drinks (Coke, Pepsi, 7-up, etc.), and don't do alcoholic beverages any more.  So this is my non-water/non-coffee choice.

Darlene, I take a stool softener every other day, and that seems to work for me.  I do drink a lot of water and/or coffee, and I think that helps, too.  No other suggestions here.

Marilyn, I agree, sometimes a face-to-face meeting is more satisfactory.  It seems to me that after John died, my payment went up - not as much as his had been, but more than mine - so it was some combination.  I guess they do need to be notified that your marital status has changed, although I don't think that would have any bearing on the amount.  Good luck.

Sharon has been missing for a day or two. I hope all is okay with her. 

And, of course, we always worry about Sue.  I wonder if she's back home by now. 

It's a pretty quiet Thursday around here.  I think we're all hunkering down because of the oppressive heat.  Stay cool, Buddies!
Post by: MaryPage on June 23, 2016, 11:40:09 am
Drink lots and lots and lots of water and take the Metamucil TWICE a day, if at all possible.  If not, because it interferes with your pills or something, then take MORE of it at that one time.  Me, I've been taking Metamucil since 1986, and have never failed.  I take 3 heaping teaspoons in a juice glass (6 oz glass) full of 100% cranberry juice, once a day, thereby killing 2 birds with 1 stone, as it were.  I have not been constipated for all of those THIRTY YEARS!  Actually, a specialist put me on the Metamucil not for constipation, but for Irritable Bowel Syndrome.  And it is an ENORMOUS help with IBS!  I find, however, that only the Original coarse ground works for me.  The smooth types and the orange or berry ones, just have not worked. Each of us is different, so you kind of sort of have to experiment with the different kinds they have for sale.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on June 23, 2016, 11:54:28 am
Hi Gals, I played bridge and went to lunch with the gals yesterday and was so tired when I got home, I guess I forgot to post.  I was up at 7:30 to get picked up at 9:00. The golf club had someone else in our room, so we went to the home of one of our members who lives on a "farm" not far from SC.  Has a gorgeous house and grounds, raises miniature goats, etc.  Cards were so-so. I was in the middle.

Molly, I agree with Jane about the Dr who told you it was your age!  That's just a poor excuse for not looking into it any further.  Neuro Spine of Carolina is a group of doctors that specialize in spinal care. If there is an office reasonably close to you, I advise you to go to them or some other spinal specialist.  Glad M is back safely.

Marilyn, did the vet find out the reason for Freckles pain at getting up?  Glad she was in good health generally. Sorry about the SS but I think Jane and MP have it right and to go in and see them.

Jane, I, too, was wondering where the skin graft was going. Sounds high tech. I do hope it "takes".  I've seen all the storms in the midwest. I'm glad you're all okay.  We have a chance of some next week, but it seems like most of the storms are north of the Charlotte area. We aren't getting any.  Supposed to be 98-100 today with a heat index over 100.  I'll get my groceries and head right back home!

Mary & all with knee problems, I am thinking about having some cell implants injected into my knee. It is supposed to regrow the cartilage. I do not want a knee replacement, but I sure do have a lot of pain in mine. They won't let me use Voltaren Gel anymore because of the diclofenac I take for general pain.  I've used Capsaicin (sp?), and it helps, but not like the Voltaren.

Darlene, Have you tried Magnesium?  I recommend the Slo-Mag. It really loosened me up.  My daughter has started eating goji berries and says that those have really made a difference for her and she had a serious constipation problem.  My problem is loose bowels, so I try to stay away from things like that.

Joy, from what I've heard, a torn meniscus can be repaired laparoscopically. (sp?) It is done as an out patient and minimal down time.   How nice though that she gets to go to London to live for a while.  That's really the way to see the country.  How come our IRS goes abroad though?

Mary, you mentioned thinking about coming trips--when & where?  I do hope you can get some sleep though.  It is a constant problem for me too.

Jeanne, hope your temps are better.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on June 23, 2016, 12:30:19 pm
Sharon, I thought about you while I was awake in the middle of the night.  8^)  I'm going on an American Cruise Lines trip off the coast of Maine in August, with John's sister and BIL.  First trip where I have to manage things by myself, so it's a bit scary.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on June 23, 2016, 01:22:05 pm
Social security just told me I have to wait a year to draw on Keith's benefits. Said to apply in February three months before the year is up. Gotta gset ready to go to lunch with the furry friend members.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on June 23, 2016, 01:40:04 pm
Thanks everyone for your suggestions..I will try some of them..Ssharon..I already take magnesium and what is goji berries? Darlene
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: joyous on June 23, 2016, 01:55:39 pm
Sharon: I can't tell you how many peoplehave  asked me about the USA having an office in England, and the answer
is "I don't have a clue to that", but it is a VERY nice job  ::)
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on June 23, 2016, 04:49:14 pm
Marilyn.  I think on Social Security it all depends if a husband is still living or after he passes.
I had no problems even though I had not been married to him for 40 years. (Still good friends) and had been married for 15 years all told.. I had paid on my own for 40 years and after he passed they upped mine to what he was getting which then made mine double as he was high Salary. Before he passed and I started taking mine they figured the best one to take. On him or my own and as not worth changing I just stayed with mine. He died on the 5th of the month. We get paid on the Third so I got a payment of the new amount the 3rd of next month No problems. Just had to give copy of Marriage and Divorced paper dates.

My friends seem to get 50% of the amount their husbands draw when both still married and together. I would think that your will be the same way.But it will not be what you have had single added to 50% of his. Will just be the highest.  Go to office and not try on the Internet.
It does not make any difference how many other wives and man had. If they never married and reached the age of either 62 or 65 when your now husband took his then they can claim 50% But again they will check and see if the women had worked which amount will be the larger
They are saying that will be not money in it by 2028 so the younger now  will not have to figure it all out.  I don't see how the gov. has managed to do it.  One time I figured out what had been deducted from me in that 40 years each month for SS. I think I got back in payments all of it within a couple year at most. Same with the FICA that was deducted.  One thing I don't say a thing about or complain the the US Social Security.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on June 24, 2016, 09:20:24 am
Marilyn....glad you got an answer.  I guess the year wait makes sense, so there are no fraud marriages just to collect the $$$.

It looks to be a beautiful day here.  Yesterday was wonderful...temps in mid 70s and a breeze.  I did some pruning of honeysuckle bushes that had grown over the fence & into the neighbor's driveway and some weeding.  I now have the mosquito bites to prove it!

No big plans for today.  Our turn to host our Fri. Nite out group. Ray and I drove to a new restaurant for lunch yesterday and that's where we'll meet tonight.  It's nice to find a new place to try.

Have a great day!

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on June 24, 2016, 10:55:30 am
Mary, I'm sure you will manage fine with your luggage and all. Once on the ship, they will take care of everything.  I slept well last night. Sorry you're still having problems.  Not fun.

Jane, how wonderful to be in the 70's!  We got up to 96 yesterday and supposed to top out at 92 today. Next week in the high 80's.  Chance of storms this evening and again next Monday. I do hope we get some rain.  Your honeysuckle sounds lovely. I always loved the smell of it but it does attract bees. We had the vines on the end of our porch when I was little and I learned to stay away from them.  Yuck on the mosquitoes.  They love me.  Scared of what they might be carrying these days.

Joy, funny about the IRS.

Darlene, gogi berries are dried berries. I haven't looked for them but I assume they would be either in the produce aisle or where the raisins are.

Marilyn, glad you got the SS figured out.

Not much going on here.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on June 24, 2016, 02:51:28 pm
I went to DMV this morning only 3 people ahead of me, It was $26.50 to change my name and get a new license with my new name, But when I have to renew in 18 it will be $40. Yikes, I remember my first  on was only $3. Now with the barcodes, and holograms on them they cost a lot more.

i see I forgot to mention on here, like I didn on Facebook that Freckles did very well at the vet on wednesday, She has to go back on Monday to have her teeth cleaned.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on June 25, 2016, 11:21:37 am
Weather is a and humid and then t'storms this afternoon.  We stepped out to walk and decided too hot and humid, so I did some watering of our potted geraniums and took my hanging baskets down and put them in a tub of water to get good and soaked.

Inside day for temps rise to the 90s and humidity is in the very uncomfortable level. Ray's gone to the grocery....going to try tomorrow a Mr. Food recipe...pork tenderloin, rootbeer, and BBQ sauce in a slow cooker.  Then shred it for serving.  Sounds easy for a hot Sunday night meal tomorrow.

Stay cool and safe wherever you are.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on June 25, 2016, 12:02:06 pm
Hi Gals. Jane, we have the same weather. Ugh! Your Sunday night meal sounds good and cool. Your geraniums must love you for putting them in a bucket to soak.  I guess that's why mine never did well. I was too inconsistent in watering.

Marilyn, that is expensive for a driver's license. Glad you got your new one. Also glad Freckles is doing well. I'm sure the Rimadyl will help him with his pulled muscle.  Bunny actually jumped up on our bed this morning! It is a very high one for our little girl and she hadn't been doing it for a while. It is really hard to think anything is wrong with her.

No major plans here. John is playing bridge in Charlotte.  I had some trouble getting to sleep last night, but finally succeeded and slept in till 9:00.

I'm wishing Sue would call or post or write again.  She is having a really slow recovery.
Hi to all.  Sharon
Post by: MaryPage on June 25, 2016, 12:34:08 pm
I am feeling so very sad over the flooding in beautiful West Virginia.  So many deaths and so much ruined property.  So many homes gone forever.

And yes, Sharon, I worry about Sue not being back with us.  I do hope she is being spoiled rotten by her family.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on June 25, 2016, 12:42:33 pm
I agree, MaryPage - the flooding and the fires are awful.  As bad as the heat and humidity are, at least that's all we're having to deal with at present.

Lots of hugs to Sue - she is missed.

Yesterday was one very long one.  I literally didn't stop from 6:30 am until about 9:30 pm.  Swimming and coffee.  Then a couple of us went to a 10 am matinee to see "The Free State of Jones", with Matthew McConaughey.  Pretty good - based on a true story from the Civil War, one I hadn't heard about before. I left just before the end of the movie to get to play duplicate.  My partner and I did fairly well.  I had stupidly managed to lock my apartment key inside the door when I left, so I had to call to get someone to let me in when I got back.  After supper, I played bridge with three 90+ year olds here at The Terrace.  They are sharp and SO funny.  Today, I'm hibernating - doing as little as possible.

Glad everyone is staying cool. 
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on June 25, 2016, 01:27:22 pm
Sharon I  didn't get a new liscens just a duplicate of the one I have onlyh with the name change, i get a new one in 18. Going to the dog park with freckles  in just a little bit,
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on June 25, 2016, 05:25:06 pm
Hot out still and so today I did my roast chicken and roast potatoes again on top of the stove. Came out great. Enough for tomorrow also. Did some sprouts in the MW and so did not make any heat in the kitchen.  Now will be a Yogurt, Banana and a couple cookies later tonight as I ate dinner at 4pm Had not eaten  lunch.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on June 26, 2016, 02:39:10 pm
Hot and humid here again, too.  We walked a bit this morning. But the hunidity was terrible.  My mom used to say it was "close" humid it was very uncomfortable. 

Stay cool and safe!

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on June 26, 2016, 04:37:58 pm
Just heard thunder and thought a big storm would come.  Fooled us. Enough rain to just mess up the windows on the car that had dust on them. Car needs a good cleaning
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on June 26, 2016, 04:48:16 pm
There was a bridge game here this afternoon - not particularly good cards, but good company.  We had some thunder, too - but not even a sprinkle - at least not over my place.  This has been a quiet weekend, but tomorrow is another all-day thing.  All good stuff, but long.

Hugs, Buddies!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on June 27, 2016, 11:30:20 am
good Morning every Buddy.  I am taking freckles to the vet this morning to have her teeth cleaned.  Yesterday I took her for an unofficial visit  to an adult foster home just down the street from here. I was asked by relatives  to take her there for a visit. Peoples have stopped me on the street and after hearing she is a Therapy dog would ask me to bring her there, so I did. One lady who is bedridden just cried when she petted Freckles. What a blessing to be able to comfort them with Freckles.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on June 27, 2016, 12:25:40 pm
Marilyn, Freckles is indeed a blessing to all the people you visit and also to you.  Hope she does well with the teeth cleaning.

Mary, you have had a few busy days.  Take it easy and don't get over-tired, especially with your sleep problems preventing a good night's rest.  I've had a good couple nights and certainly feel better when I do.  I'm so glad you are able to play so much bridge. That seems like a good activity for you. I would like to play more than I do.

We were supposed to get some rain yesterday and predicted for late afternoon/ night today + tomorrow morning.  We'll see. It all seems to go around us. We haven't had any for about 3 weeks.

Nothing planned this week other than cleaning lady Wed and my 2nd try at a nerve block on Friday.

Still nothing from Sue.  Hi to everyone.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on June 28, 2016, 04:11:58 pm
Much cooler here today...low 70s and so nice to be able to be outside and breathe!  The mosquitoes are bad, and I have a couple of bites.  The deer have been having a vegetable feast in our backyard....the centers of several large hostas are all nibbled off!!  So, I went off to the Farm Fleet and bought some animal spray to keep them away.  It seems awful for a few hours and worked well last year to keep the deer from eating my geraniums.

I did get a walk in and I've been to the two groceries so we're ok for a few days.

Nothing else new here either....tomorrow is the skin graft, I hope. 

Later 'Gators!!   ::)

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: MaryPage on June 28, 2016, 06:01:48 pm
THE GREEKS will be on most PBS channels for the second time tonight.  Apparently it will be every Tuesday night at nine o'clock Eastern for as long as this new series lasts.  Some of you indicated you would like to have seen it, so I am letting you know.

Also, if any of you can stay up that late, Charlie Rose is having some experts on Brexit on tonight.  His show is often repeated the next day in the daytime, so if you can't stay up for it (it comes on at eleven EDT here), you should check your PBS schedule to see if it will be on in the daytime where you are.

It has been a perfectly gorgeous day here on the bay.  We have had about a week when it has been beautiful and mostly in the seventies, with heavenly breezes blowing.  My sunny yellow hibiscus has been blooming its lovely heart out.  Geraniums are vigorous, as well.  Happy days!
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Post by: JeanneP on June 28, 2016, 06:28:42 pm
Why, when after 3 weeks of 90+ heat and today a nice 79 i just did not set to and get the porch and furniture all washed down and lots done? What happened. I ate to much lunch, Lay down for a few minutes and woke up 2 hours later.  Now after 5pm and need to run out to Wall Marts and Aldi's.  So this day shot.  Feel good though.  Saying it will be 59 deg tonight and so plan on doing lots of work tomorrow. Tonight before dark will just take a walk.

Isn't this what retirement is all about. We earned it.
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Post by: JeanneP on June 28, 2016, 06:34:49 pm
Jane.  So you have a Farm and Fleet also. I have on just 4 min. away. Have to run over there tonight as I use a lot of Walnuts and right now they have theirs at 4.99 lb. usually $6.99 and at other places $7.99.  Only thing with F and F is the stuff that they sell this time of year that farmers and other places put on their  fields. The air so strong in there that I can only be in for a short time. Really bothers my Sinus.  I buy my Jean's there and did find some cute tops the other night.  Ours is massive with a big Auto side. They do my oil changes and tires, batteries etc.  Still they are a family company. Sort of like WMarts I think.
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Post by: maryz on June 28, 2016, 07:04:48 pm
I'm glad to hear that some folks have been getting cooler weather.  It certainly is not doing that here.  We've been over 90 every day for a couple of weeks now, and the next 7 days are predicted for into the 90s.  And no rain!  Not entirely true -there have been isolated scattered showers, but none at my place.

Yesterday I got the chance to visit with a second cousin I had seen only once since we were children.  My grandfather and her grandmother were siblings.  She lives in Kansas, and was in the area visiting her son near Nashville.  She made the effort to come here to see me.  And it was a treat to renew a kinship that might turn into a friendship.  A special day.

Today was much quieter - just Silver Sneakers and home today.

Enjoy your "coolness", Buddies!
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Post by: Molly on June 28, 2016, 08:20:46 pm
Just read all the interesting posts and it surely sounds like folks are busy.  Mohamed just called to let me know that he'll be laving Maryland tomorrow morning to return here in early afternoon.  He's enjoyed catching up with the Maryland/Washington DC friends, consulting with his former Dr., doing a bit of shopping and checking the car to make sure that it will be ready to travel back here tomorrow.  He's helped the wife of a good friend set up her new computer and visited some of our former Maryland neighborhoods, so he's had a good time.

Our weather here has been really pleasant, cooler than a few days ago and enjoyable.  Happy weekend to all Friends!
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Post by: SharonE on June 29, 2016, 03:14:55 am
Good very early morning! It's 3 AM and here I am again on the computer instead of asleep in my bed. I tried and tossed and turned till about 2:30 and gave up and got up. Grrrr!

It was lovely here today too. Barely reached 80. We got almost a half inch of rain Mon. night & was cloudy today, but the temps are to go up to the upper 80's for the next week or so with a chance of rain each day, emphasis on "chance".

Jane, I hope Ray's skin graft goes well.  Sounds a little scary but maybe it isn't. Glad your weather has been nice.

Mary, how nice to renew a friendship with your cousin. I hope you are able to keep up the connection.  Sorry you are so hot.  Usually we are about the same.  We had about 10 days of 90's but that run seems broken now, thank goodness.  Do you feel your Silver Sneakers class is helping you with your flexibility and strength? I hope so.

Molly, I'm glad M has had a nice visit in Md. I know you will be glad to see him home tomorrow, er today.

Jeanne, I hope your cool air holds for your cleaning flurry tomorrow.  Take it easy if it gets too hot though. It will wait.

Have a nice day everyone.  Sharon
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Post by: maryz on June 29, 2016, 03:32:16 pm
Sorry you were up, Sharon.  Turns out I was, too - only not for the same reason.  The fire alarm went off here about 4:45 a.m..  Since this was a swimming day, when I'd usually get up at 6, I didn't even try to go back to sleep.  No nap, either - so I'll probably be dragging by mid-evening.  I do think the Silver Sneakers has helped some with stability and mobility.  I'm able to do a lot of movement in the water that I'd never be able to do on land, but I knew I needed some gravity-based movements, too.  If you have access to one of these programs, you might give it a try.  Our instructor (and I assume it's true throughout the program) is very insistent on doing only what you're comfortable with.  About half is done standing and half sitting, but some of our folks are only able to do it seated - and that's okay.  No pressure to do anything more than what your body can handle.

Marilyn, I don't usually comment on your Freckles - don't know why - but I'm so impressed with how well you both do with your hospital and nursing home visits.  I know how much it means to some of the folks here, and I know you're appreciated in your area.  Keep up the good work!

The Terrace has a new management company (as of April), and an interim executive director (after they fired the existing one).  This afternoon, the interim had a meeting with the residents.  I think it went very well.  The room was crowded (YEA!) and the questions and comments were pretty much kept to generalities (usually a problem).  She spoke well, explaining the immediate plans and some of the long-range plans, and answered the questions satisfactorily.  I think she was able to put some of the residents' minds at ease, and definitely opened the lines of communication.  One of the things I appreciated was how she kept referring to The Terrace as our "home" - which indeed it is.  I hope this was a sign of good things coming.

Happy Wednesday, Buddies!
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Post by: jane on June 29, 2016, 07:12:57 pm
Marilyn...I'm sure the folks enjoyed Freckles visit.

Maryz....any idea what caused the alarm to go off?

Sharon....hope you could rest today and get a good night's sleep tonight.

Molly...hope M got home without a problem.

MaryPage...enjoy the nice days and beautiful flowers.

Jeanne...did you get the water thing fixed under your house?

The skin graft was easy and really fascinating.  I got to watch.  It's attached by four steristrips!
Then the gauzy wrap and then the elastic wrap and he's to be a couch unnecessary walking and keeping it elevated a lot.  However, Dr. said also he wasn't saying "bed rest," but just don't do any unnecessary walking.

I played bridge and the cards were mediocre, but it's fun and our group has grown. 10 were there today.

It was a nice mid 70s so AC could be turned off and that's always nice!

No big plans for the next few days either.

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Post by: maryz on June 29, 2016, 08:14:11 pm
jane, glad the graft procedure went well.  I hope Ray behaves and that all goes well with the "take".

I think the alarm going off was a drill.  They have to do middle-of-the-night drills, too, to be sure the abbreviated staff and the less-than-mobile residents know what to do.  Sighhhhhh
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Post by: GinnyAnn on June 30, 2016, 12:14:45 am
Trying to get back to my normal schedule. :computer: I'm a bit 'out of sorts', but that can be normal after a vacation (right?)

Thinking of Sue. Miss her posts. Does she have a way for me to be in touch with her?

Jane I hope your Ray is doing well and getting better day by day.
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Post by: maryz on June 30, 2016, 01:36:09 am
Always good to hear from you, Ginny Ann.  Where did you go on your vacation?  Hope you had a good time and good weather.

I'm having a "Sharon" night.  Went sound asleep at 11:15, and woke  up at 12:45.  Now at 1:30, here I am in the chair, wide awake.  I will probably get back to sleep, though. 
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Post by: SharonE on June 30, 2016, 11:26:00 am
Hi Gals, I managed to stay awake most of yesterday altho I dozed in front of the TV. When I got to bed I died! I slept soundly and didn't even have to get up for a potty break for 8.5 hours. So nice.

Mary, I hope they don't have those night-time drills over once a year!  How disturbing.  I'm sorry you had another wakeful night last night. Hope you got back to sleep eventually.  Glad the new administrator for the complex seems good.  We don't have a SS program, but there are other exercise classes I could take if I would!  I just hate having to keep a scheduled activity.  Lori wants me to go VEGAN!  She read somewhere that that was good for fibromyalgia.  Yikes, don't think I could tolerate that.

Jane, so glad to hear that the skin graft was such a simple procedure. I hope it takes quickly.  Glad you had fun at bridge.  Good that the group is growing.

Ginny Ann, welcome back from wherever you were. I was wondering why you hadn't posted lately.

I've got to go to the grocery and the library in a bit.  My nerve block is tomorrow.

Hi to all. Sharon
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Post by: maryz on June 30, 2016, 11:31:56 am
I did finally get back to sleep about 3 - and slept until 7:30.  I'll probably take a short nap this afternoon.

Glad you got a good night's sleep, Sharon.  One of the reasons I've stuck with the swim class is because it was regularly scheduled and because a bunch of us got to be friends.  So we keep checking up on each other.  The Silver Sneakers class works for me because it's here in the building.  I know I need it, so I make myself go - and it's a way to chat with some of the other residents.  I could probably eat a vegetarian diet, but I'd have to practically go back to school to learn all of what's required to get a balanced diet.  And it's not something that offered here.  So it wouldn't happen with me, either.  LOL  I hope the nerve block goes well and you get some relief
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Post by: jane on June 30, 2016, 11:58:20 am
GinnyAnn....Did you go to Canada with your friends?  I know you've always enjoyed that.
The Buddies have been sending cards to Sue at her son's address as his daughter-in-law suggested to me. She said they'd be sure Sue got them. 

I'll email it to you.

Sue sent me a note by snail mail and said she was in an Assisted Living place and hoped to go home in a week or two.  That was dated June 8.  I guess she's still there since I don't think anyone has heard from her recently.  I'm going to get another card in the mail to her.

Sharon....hoping that nerve block gives you pain relief!

Mary...enjoy that nap if it's needed!  Good to see the new Interim Director held a meeting for all the residents to keep them "in the loop."

I ran out to three places for groceries for us for the next day or so and it looked as if rain would come at any moment.  The clouds were so dark, and the air felt as if rain was imminent, but they seem to have blown over.  Rain is predicted for this afternoon.

Ray's doing fine.

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Post by: Marilyn on June 30, 2016, 02:49:15 pm
Hello every Buddy Not much is new here on the Oregon coast. Tomorrow night is the monthly wine walk in downtown Coos bay. I am in charge of that for the Furry Friends table at an appliance store. We do not serve wine or food, we are there  to display our dogs and let the people pet them . We do put out brochures about the group and have a donation jar is anyone feels like donating. wWe take no more than 4 dogs each month because of the lack of space.

I went to the Dr. yesterday about the pain in my side an it is all related to my back problems and muscle fatigue from sitting in one place for a long time driving. I also went to the ENT on Monday, I may have the balloon procedure done on the sinus ducts, in the meantime I am rinsing my sinus's with salie solution, it sure does help. I haven't had much of the drainage  since i started doing that.
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Post by: SharonE on June 30, 2016, 03:55:46 pm
Mary, glad you got back to sleep.  If I nap, I'm guaranteed not to get to sleep at night. I should really get myself in gear and go to a water exercise group, but I just hate the hassle.  You're right about needing to get re-educated in order to eat A balanced diet if vegan.  I picked up some frozen vegan meals and will see if they are at all palatable. I have a friend who turned vegan after she had a heart attack. She really lost weisght and had a lot of energy. She was VP oof tthe magazine, so haven't seen her much since I quit. She recently lost her husband very suddenly, so maybe she would enjoy teaching me how to eat that way.  I'm inclined tho to go vegetarian if I have to and have fish and eggs, just no meat.  Forgive my typing. Tremor has kicked up.

Jane, glad Ray is doing well. I need to send Sue another note too. You must be pl.anning some big meals if you went to 3 groceries.  One was my limit.  I did go to the library and stocked up with about 8 books. I buy them from their used book sstore, then I don't have to worry about due dates. I spent 11$. It helps their program and me too. Then when I'm done, I donate them back to them, so they win twice.

Marilyn, you didn't mentionn that you have a pain in the side with your back. That is what is really killing me.  Send me an email with your details and what the dr. said, please. My drs have kind of brushed mine off.   Sharon
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Post by: jane on June 30, 2016, 05:27:27 pm
No, no big meals planned.  I had to go to three places to simply get what I needed.  Our local grocery, for example, had no #4 brown cone coffee filters nor any sugar-free Oregon Chai I have to go to WalMart for those.  We wanted home-grown lettuce, so needed to go to the small produce and bakery store that's only open spring thru fall.  They bake pies, rolls, etc there, carry local produce, and other such things.  The owners used to have a grocery store in town, but now just have Bushel and a Peck.  We don't have the big grocery stores that carry everything.   :(

We've had a bit of rain, but could use more.  Now the humidity builds. 

It's hard to believe this is the last day of June! 

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Post by: Marilyn on June 30, 2016, 06:34:56 pm
Sharon I had the pain  in my abdomen down below my appendectomy scar, very l.ow when I was driving the long distances earlier this month and if I sit for a long time . I was very worried about that pain but now that I know it was mostly muscle fatigue it am no longer worried.
Post by: MaryPage on July 01, 2016, 09:44:11 am
Well, here it is July the One, and Chip has brought 2 large casseroles down from the top shelf of the kitchen cabinets for me.  We are having our huge family crab feast on Sunday afternoon at Debi's.  Becky arrives at BWI on Saturday.  Greg is bringing one of his lovely tenderloins.  This way, no one has to be on the road on Monday.  We can get up and put our flags out and jolly well pad off back to bed if we want to on the actual Fourth!
I can now officially report that June was unusual for these parts.  Every bit of it was heavenly.  Temps mostly in the seventies, lovely breezes, and when it rained, it did so mostly at night!  My darling favorite month of May was SUCH a washout this year, so June was like a sweet, sweet apology from the weather makers.
Today will be quiet and calm, as I have finished just about all of my chores, excepting some first of the month check writing.  Will mail those on my way out to lunch.  Chip has promised to take me to Grump's for that meal, leaving here at one.  Gorgeous day here on the bay.  Love & kisses to all from MaryPage.
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Post by: SharonE on July 01, 2016, 11:38:18 am
Okay, now I understand, Jane.  Occasionally, I also have things I can only find at WalMart or Publix but usually do it on a different day. WM has opened one of their grocery stores in Fort Mill right by the turn we take to & from church, so it i handy now to stop if I need something from there.

We got almost an inch of rain night before last, non predicted for today but 40  % chance for the next several days.

Marilyn, I guess your pain isn't where mine is. Thanks for filling me in.

Mary Page, you have indeed been lucky with your June weather while the rest of us sweltered or were rained on.  Have a wonderful time at Debi's Sunday. I know you will. Sounds awesome.

We went out to dinner last night to hear a timeshare-related company tell us how to get rid of ours. I hope it works.  I'm dressed and ready for the doctor's. Not looking forward to it.  18 injections is a lot!!!  Just praying it works this time.  Sharon

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Post by: maryz on July 01, 2016, 04:33:26 pm
Sharon - fingers crossed for you.  A young internet friend (age 40) has severe RA.  She recently had a similar number of injections.  It took a while - several day, maybe as long as a week - to get relief, but she finally did and says she is doing better than she has in a long, long time.  I hope you get results as good.

Nothing going on around here - just hot.  The southern half of our county has been put in the "extreme drought" status...and we still have nothing but minimum chances for rain in the upcoming week.
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Post by: GinnyAnn on July 02, 2016, 12:18:03 am
Today I had a hard time getting going. Ray is concerned about me because I didn't get outside and it was a beautiful day.  I may have to see our family doctor for a recommendation for a psychiatrist. They are the docs that can write scripts when needed.

Our vacation was in Canada visiting with friends who live in their 'cabin' in the summer and their home here in Ohio for the rest of the time.

Ray got the lawn mowed today. Now we hope for rain to get it to grow again.  :crazy2:

Sharon I sure hope the shots work for you.

We have a Walmart, but often get better deals from a local chain store. They have good produce.

Ray and I have no special plans for the holiday.
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Post by: SharonE on July 02, 2016, 01:22:37 am
Hi Gals, it's 1 AM, so thought I would check in.  The dr decided that if the injections he gave me the first time didn't work, there wasn't much point in doing them again. His only other option for me was a spinal nerve stimulator that would be implanted in my stomach or buttocks. There is a trial option that is temporary for 3-5 days to see if it would work.  I'm not totally on board with that but considering it.  I really think I need to go to Mayo's for a complete workup before I do anything like that.

On top of that, I've come down with a really awful cold. Why, I don't know. I spent all evening blowing and sneezing. I've finally got that stopped with Flonase and have taken Vit C & Coldeeze, so I hope I'll be better tomorrow--provided I can get some sleep tonight. Right now, it doesn't look promising.

Mary, I'm glad your friend finally found some relief. Sure wish I could.  We're in the same boat weather wise--hot and dry.  We are about -4", I think. Some chance over the next week, but not a big one. Kind of hit & miss over the area.

Ginny Ann, I'm so sorry you weren't able to get out in the nice weather.  Perhaps a psychiatrist would help you come to grips with your grief and other problems. It's worth a try. I'm glad you got up to Canada. I know it's been a while since you were there.  I don't shop at WM on a regular basis, just for a few items occasionally when it is handier than my usual chain store, Harris Teeter. I definitely agree on the produce. WM's usually isn't very good here.

No plans for the holiday, but that's a good thing since I'm sick with this cold.  I hope everyone else will do something fun.  Sharon
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Post by: maryz on July 02, 2016, 09:05:10 am
Sorry about your discomfort, Sharon - maybe a complete workup at Mayo would be worth it - and you might get some answers.  Other that, a trial with the stimulator might be at least worth a try.  Hugs and support whatever you choose.

Ginny Ann, always good to see you.  Depression is SO hard to deal with.  Maybe psychiatrist or psychologist could help you.  Glad you got to go on your Canada getaway.

Nothing goin on here.  I've been enjoying watching the birds on the feeders this morning.  I finally got some cayenne pepper and put some in one of the feeders, to see if I could leave it out all night without the squirrels and possums getting into it.  No problems this morning.  We'll see what happens over a couple of nights. 

There are fireworks going on almost every night around here - several from downtown.  I could see those from my deck - except for the thick trees in the way.  I should be able to see them very well this winter (Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years). 

Have a good holiday weekend, Buddies!
Post by: MaryPage on July 02, 2016, 10:00:47 am
We had humongous storms last night, two separate and distinct visitations.  It did not rain.  The heavens poured buckets straight down upon us without mercy.  Ah well;  it passed.
And what a description of Life that is!  We are flayed without mercy, but in the morning comes the sunshine.
This is a sparkle plenty day.  Bay waters are just too glittery to look at.  There are some sails out there, braving the blazing, but mostly this bright yellow and blue and green and white day is quiet and peaceful.  This is an Always day.  When we are forced to suffer ugly grey ones, we can flip the pages of our mind to this sort and enjoy some happy memory smiles.
Sharon, I hate it that you are suffering.  Waving my magic wand your way and chanting: "Be well! Be well! Be well!"
Beginning to be afraid Sue has discovered that her life goes on just fine without us.  Blast!  OUR lives are much in disarray due to her absence!
I have a nice, quiet schedule this sunny day.  Tomorrow will be up at the crack of, to dive into furious rates of activity in preparation for our Big July Fourth Family Gathering.  As previously stated, we are doing the 4th on the 3rd and collapsing at home on the actual 4th.  Chip & I don't even plan to go downtown for the parade and all the other doings.  I think I'll even skip the fireworks.  We can see the high in the air ones from my bayside deck, anyway.  I am very contented with these plans.  Oh, and I won't neglect to put the flag out on the real day.  Speaking of the real day, Chip and John Adams and the History books say that should be today, July the 2nd!  Well, that's another story, and I think I'll just sign off for now.  Toodles!
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Post by: Cottoncandy on July 02, 2016, 12:18:01 pm
Hi everyone. Just got back from a 4 day visit with a quite holiday weekend for me..wishing everyone a safe and Happy 4th....Darlene
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Post by: JeanneP on July 02, 2016, 12:30:10 pm
What a change in the weather here today. Went down to 54 last night.  We had good rains during the last 2 night. Farmers will have a good year this year.( Not that they will admit to it). Perfect rain to Hot sun. Corn will be in early.
Hope the Parade and Fireworks will not get rained out again. It was last year.

I tried something yesterday. Not done it before.  I love this time of year to just do a quick pickle of Cucumber and Onions. Love them with cheese. Well all I had were onions and Zucchinis. So just tried them. I really like them better than the cucumber. More crispy I think. Just did one jar but will make more. They almost give Zucchinis away in Summer time. 

Sharon.  You seem to be having a hard time with your sleeping these days. Doesn't your Dr. Tie you pain into maybe that part of problem.?

Now on the trial one. Does that mean that they still implant something into the body or just it stays on the outside. Must be something strong to take only 3 -4 days to work.  I would get a second opinion  before transplanting any thing connecting to nerves. Maybe Mayo would be worth a trip. Does he suggest they get involved?
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Post by: JeanneP on July 02, 2016, 12:42:34 pm
I am sure that Sue is more into getting herself well enough so she can get back home an out of Rehab. That takes a good part of her day. Then also when one is doing this they really don't want to be writing or reading as to what is happening elsewhere.  I can just have a cold and know I don't even look at a computer.

I wonder and hope that her yard and things are being taken care of. I know how she use to have to do so much weeding and it has been like lots of places. A rainy year.
I have never seen my grass looking so green this time into the year.  Even my car stays cleaner.  Only problem it is sort of getting a little damp smelly.  I bought stuff yesterday to put under the crawl space . Also got some of the New Resolve to sprinkle on all the indoor Carpet. Such a nice smell now.
Allergies have hit everyone bad this year.  The ENT dept at both our 3 big hospitals have a 2 -3 week to wait for appointment.  All are trying to hire more Dr. in those department. I have been trying mine in order to check skin and it is 3-4 weeks. for Dermatologist
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Post by: jane on July 02, 2016, 01:01:51 pm, you really got the wet stuff!

Sharon...sorry the injections are off the table, but it makes sense if it didn't work before. sounds as if Ray has a good idea. You've had so much to deal with that maybe a good medical provider would be able to offer some relief from the depression.

Darlene...glad you had a nice visit.  Did you get to the beach at Aransas?

Mary...enjoy the quiet holiday.

Jeanne...Lovely cool morning here, too.

Marilyn...glad the pain was just muscle fatigue.  Always a concern when new pains appear.

I walked and lots of trucks and whatever going by with canoes and kayaks for a day on the river.  The lots by the river were full of kids and adults with tubes and kayaks.  I did a bit of weeding and deadheading my geraniums and that's it for that work. I also washed a couple of windows that needed it badly! 

Nothing else planned for today.  Tomorrow is our city's 150th birthday celebration with lots of stuff going on at one of the parks.  I may walk down for that and see what's going on.  Tomorrow evening we're doing a cookout with friends.  Nothing special planned for the 4th on Monday...just enjoy the back porch, I think, and our books.

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Post by: Marilyn on July 02, 2016, 05:24:04 pm
This morning Freckles and I went to visit at one of the Rehab facilities the is very near here so we walked up and back. Then we came home got the car and went to the dog park for play day. But I think she was too tired to play and stayed under the bench keeping her eyes on me.

After lunch I got a loaf of bread going that is now in the oven.  We need to go pick up Keith's BP meds at the drug store and are thinking of going to Safeway to get a couple of nice steaks to have for the 4th. I will be  at the Fire Dept family fun day. The Furry friends group will have a spot to show off the dogs and hand out brochures. It is a 4 hour deal.

I just hope I can get a parking place that does not have me walking up the steep hills surrounding the park. I don't think I can walk up such a steep hill and still be able to breathe. COPD is not easy sometimes. Most of the time I am fine rarely have to use my rescue inhaler.
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Post by: Cottoncandy on July 02, 2016, 05:55:43 pm
Jane. Postponed trip to coast till Sept.....Darlene
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Post by: JeanneP on July 02, 2016, 07:19:54 pm
After all these 90 deg days for 3 weeks. it sure cool today. Even getting cold in the house. Will have to put on a heavy robe tonight if I want to sit and be comfy.
Hope things dont get rained out for the town over the 4th. That happened last year.

I have Lawrance Welk on at the moment. Could get up and dance around.
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Post by: jane on July 03, 2016, 11:17:53 am
Marilyn...better take that inhaler with you, in case you have to park far away...or have Keith drop you off and come get you in 4 hrs.   :thumbup:

Darlene...good idea to wait for fall.

Cool here, too, the mid 60s this morning...feels wonderful to be able to be outside and breathe!! :thumbup:  Enjoy it, Fellow be back to high 80s and 90s next week.

I've watered the front since we're back to a dry spell.  All our rain is going south to Jeanne!!

I need to get out and walk and stop by the park to see what the 150th celebration is all about. 
I also washed our mattress pad this morning, so need to get that in the dryer and then get the bed remade.  Sundays are our day for that here.

I also need to taste the potato salad I bought (I learned last week all the old cooks...former "farmer wives" say they buy the potato salad at a local grocery and then "doctor it up a bit" with more onion and/or mustard as per individual taste.  I was surprised to learn this, so am doing the same thing!  They all know I'm NOT a fancy cook.)for our cookout with friends tonight.  Friend's husband told me..."buy it at Fareway and doctor it up a bit with onion and mustard...that's what my wife does..."  Sounds good to me!  We're also taking some "smokies" in cocktail EASY PEASY. 

Have a safe and happy July 3!


Post by: MaryPage on July 03, 2016, 11:46:44 am
I have successfully put together and baked and set out to cool casserole number one for today's big feast, and am now working on number two.  Have fretted and worried for several days now as to whether I would be able to get ready on time, but not to worry:  I am well ahead of schedule for a one thirty departure time.  Travel time equals 30 minutes!
Have a great day, fellow survivors!  Love youi!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on July 03, 2016, 12:23:23 pm
Hi Gals, you all sound like you're having fun or planning to.  My cold was awful Friday but have it under control with Flonase and Vit C but still feel washed out. I didn't go to church this morning. Slept in till nearly 9:30. After all my sleepless nights, it felt good.

No plans for the 4th or the rest of today. John's playing bridge tomorrow and they're having a buffet of some sort. He said he was to take lemonade, so I've fixed that and have it in a jug in the fridge.

Marilyn, hope you find a parking space or do as Jane suggested.  Have fun.

Jane, can't remember if your picnic was last night or today, but hope it is or was fun.  Good idea on the doctored up potato salad.

Jeanne, wish we had those cool temps!

Mary Page, good for you on your casseroles. What kind are you making?  Hope you have a great time at Debi's.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on July 03, 2016, 02:45:14 pm
Yes, our picnic is today also, and the potato salad is "doctored" and has the paprika on top to look festive..hahaha and it's ready to go.

I walked down to our town's 150 celebration in the park.  It was wonderful...the dedication of a playground to a child who died...and his family donated thousands of dollars for all new playground equipment at this park. Fabulous equipment in a dinosaur theme...and they cut the ribbon with his little brothers being the first down the biggest slide...there are something like 5 slides on this equipment...straight, curved, curleyq, etc.  There's also another part that looks like a dinosaur with bones around for the kids to climb on and over.  There were also artists and food vendors and just a neat day by the river and in the park.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on July 03, 2016, 03:18:19 pm
Will not be going out of the house today for sure.  Started storming at Midnight and still coming down.  Temp down to 59. maybe less and my Therm. inside says 62. May be putting the furnace on soon.  Looks bad for Monday the 4th. also. Bad for the Fireworks and Parade. I usually drive 40 miles out of town but will not bother to go. It is outdoors. They have a big pool. Many go so their children like the pool. Not this year. to Cold so don't know how the young will be entertained.
Been going for past 30 year but now it seems most the people have passed that made all the good dishes. Their then  little one have grown with ones of their own. So I noticed that lots of the food comes from Deli's. Bakeries. Etc. Some don't even cheat and put into a fancy dish. Bring in the cartons. It is all my Daughters In laws who hold the 4th. Party
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on July 03, 2016, 04:51:09 pm
There's actually some water falling from the sky this afternoon - at least at my place.  First time in ages!.  The temperature has dropped from the high 90s into the low 80s.  It surely won't be enough to help our drought conditions, but the hanging baskets on my deck will surely appreciate it.

This is a quiet weekend around here.  Margaret's boys went to her house.  She sent Matt by here on his way home to bring me my first REAL tomatoes of the season (delicious!) and some blueberries (yum!).

jane, your town sounds like a lovely place.   The town activities are great.

And MaryPage is out there eating (I hope) enough crabs for all of us.  I hope we get some next week when we head to the beach.

Sharon, glad you got a good night's sleep.  I did, too.

Darlene, glad you had a good trip to your daughter's.

Marilyn, I hope you had some good weather for your event today - and got lots of donations for your organization.

Happy Fourth of July!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on July 03, 2016, 09:51:08 pm
The event is tomorrow the fourth.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on July 04, 2016, 10:21:27 am
Happy  4th of July!

Cook out was nice last night...and a quiet day here today.  Twmps are nice and cool this morning, but things to get back to the high 80s and 90s starting tomorrow.

I see WVA and KY being hit hard again with storms and flooding. 

Have a safe and enjoyable day!

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on July 04, 2016, 11:18:49 am
Hi Gals,  HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!

Mary, so glad to hear you got some rain. None for us yet.  How wonderful to get some home-grown tomatoes and blueberries.

Jane, I agree with Mary that your town has lots of nice activities, especially for a small town. Glad your cook-out was good. How was the potato salad?

Absolutely nothing going on here. John's gone to his bridge game.  I did talk to Melanie for about an hour yesterday. Discussed their planned trip to Italy in the fall.  I told her where to shop and what the various specialties are, so Sangmin is growling!  He hates to spend money even though they have plenty, but Melanie is a shopper, so guess I'm an enabler. :D  But you can't go to Italy without shopping.

It's to be in the 90's with possible storms.  Hope you all have a good day.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on July 04, 2016, 12:45:13 pm
Very quiet here, too.  Not even too many fireworks around here over the last few days - maybe more tonight.  I know there was some downtown last night, but I could only hear it - not see the pretty part.  And into the upper  90s again with a chance of showers.

One of the steps off my deck finally broke last night, but it was just as I was stepping off of it, so I didn't fall.  I've reported it and hope somebody can get to it tomorrow - at least with a temporary fix.  I've been trying to get something done since I moved in, but nothing so far.  Maybe this will get them off their duffs.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on July 04, 2016, 01:19:53 pm
Maryz....I bet that'll move them....or let them know you almost did fall. 

Sharon...the potato salad was fine. They even asked to keep some of the leftover.  I just added some green onions and a bit more mustard as they like both in their potato salad.  I thought it was fine as it was...much tastier than the usual "store bought" stuff.

In fact, I think it's time for a snack of some potato salad!  We slept late today, so did a brunch thing.  I don't have a clue what we're doing for supper.  Guess we'll figure out something.


Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: donna brown on July 04, 2016, 02:00:41 pm
This is the only thing I have been able to get into for the past two days, and I have to go in via the forum.  Anyone else having issues?
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on July 04, 2016, 06:38:28 pm
Donna.  I just had a posting in the Homemaking Forum that would not go in. I kept trying to get it to move. Finely just got into this forum . But it looks like it finely did show up in there.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on July 05, 2016, 09:22:06 am
Donna....I've had no trouble here.  I hope it's just a heavy holiday i ternet traffic that caused your problem.

Warming up here already....hotter outside now than all weekend!  Time to get the AC on again.

Doc annual visit this morning and get my 'scripts renewed for a year. 

Post by: MaryPage on July 05, 2016, 06:00:44 pm
I have not been having any trouble whatsoever getting in here.  I'll bet the heavy traffic in some areas is what caused the problem for some.

This was a rainy, gloomy day when I got up, but the sun burst out and has shown its great glory all day.  Greg picked me up at ten thirty and I went over to Chestertown and brought his books up to date through June.  Now I'm luxuriating in being back home, my favorite place.

THE GREEKS is on PBS again tonight.

I watched The Boston Pops for a while last night, and was gagging with disgust, so quit that to take in some other films, and then went back and it was STILL awful, so went on to something else.  I could have wept, because the Boston show has been my favorite on the 4th for eons now.  Instead of all the great patriotic American music, they had these dreadful singers on, singing away about SEX, SEX, SEX!  Only at the very end, when they were putting on the fireworks, did they do the great songs of the 4th, and even then the artists they chose were not of the best.  And the fireworks were mostly PINK and YELLOW!  They were plentiful and exotic and amazing and all the rest, while the river setting was, as always, divine;  but the colors were really disappointing.  They used to do a whole evening of great, peppy American songs and marches with terrific talent, and then do a beautiful selection of classical music in time to the spectacular fireworks.  My children all called to complain today, and we have decided someone is in charge who donates a lot of money OR is related to someone who does OR is related to someone in high office up there in Boston.  Whatever, they really have no taste.  NO taste at all!  Bummer!  A BIG let down!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: FlaJean on July 05, 2016, 06:12:40 pm
I watched A Capitol Fourth and it was better than some in the past.  Then I watched Macy's New York July 4th program which was the best.  They had the Singing Sargeants and a military chorus.  It was very patriotic and enjoyable.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on July 06, 2016, 09:52:16 am
It is REALLY HOT here.  So needless to say I'm not doing much out side....I did walk early..sweating as I went....Mary P enjoyed your  family pictures thanks for sharing. ...Has any one had an up date on Sue. Hi to all looking in...hope you are staying cool. Darlene
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on July 06, 2016, 12:30:16 pm
Hi Gals, I saw some of the performers who were to be on the 4th programs, so didn't bother watching. Fortunately, I had a good Hallmark movie to watch.

It is HOT, HOT here too--mid to upper 90's + humidity to up the heat index. I'm trying to convince myself to go get my toenails painted, but not sure I will. Darlene, yours is probably worse though.

MP, it looked like a fun time was had by all at Debi's Sunday.  Was the temperature decent for you? Glad you got your bookkeeping done and are home now.

I wrote a note to Sue yesterday and got it in the mail. I asked her to please call or contact one of us or have Tim or Kris do so, so I hope she will.

Jane, how is Ray's skin graft coming? Hope it is taking well. Hope your doctor's appt went well and that you're playing good bridge today.

Mary, I hope the administration got on that broken step for you.  That could have been really dangerous. You've had enough falls, etc.  Did you get enough rain to do you any good this week? We got maybe a half inch, but as dry as everything was, I doubt it soaked in.

Jeanne, wish you could send some of your rain this way. We really need it.

Have a nice day, everyone.  Sharon
Post by: MaryPage on July 06, 2016, 01:10:12 pm
Sharon, the weather Sunday was delightful.  We were very British, in that we had a few momentary spots of very light raindrops, but everyone just stayed put and no one melted.  It was soothingly cool, with great breezes off the bay.  Perfect!

Today, real summer has moved in.  Real Washington, D.C. humidity and temps.  Ghastly.  First day so far in 2016.  Well, we have been lucky, and July WILL be July!  But Debi & Becky are coming over shortly, and we are to go shop the stores up at Annapolis Towne Center in Parole, and then go to a late lunch, early supper sort of Happy Hour place with fantabulous hors d'oeuvres that Debi is dying for us to experience.  Their happy hour starts at three, and we three plan to be there!  I just ate an English Muffin with a cup of coffee for breakfast, and am starving while waiting for the promised pig out.  Girl fun;  my favorite kind.

Becky is also going to be working on a new bedspread for my bed.

I am so glad you wrote to Sue.  We all miss her. 
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on July 06, 2016, 01:31:52 pm
Re the deck:  The problem is being worked on.  It's not something that can get fixed overnight - I know they'll have to check into options and pricing, etc., but at least information is being passed along.  I sent last communication to the Interim Director also to daughter Margaret.  And the ID's reply to me was copied to Margaret and a couple of folks from her home office.  So I know somebody's paying attention.  We're off to the beach next week, and I certainly wouldn't expect anything to happen before that.

We got less than a half-inch of rain, but there is more rain and heat predicted for the next couple of days.  Then just the hot and humid part.  Sounds like beach time to me!

Darlene, be careful with walking in that Texas heat - I well remember how bad it can be.

Yes, jane, give us an update on Ray's skin graft.

Hugs to all the Buddies (and a special one to Sue - wherever she may be).
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on July 06, 2016, 02:06:02 pm
Stormed again all night here. Feels good today and not as hot.  One thing nice is it raining mostly during the night. Doubt I need the A/C today. Getting tired of the Allergy problems though this year. Just will not leave.Trying not to take anything now. Just take before going to bed. Will say get about 9 hours sleep from it.  Can't take during the day though.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on July 06, 2016, 06:28:20 pm
The skin graft is doing fine, according to the surgeon.  Still, we will be making a lot of trips in to see him.  We're booked weekly through Aug. now, but hope we'll be able to cancel some of those as it heals.

Hot here, too, after storms overnight.  More tonight...we seem to be in that cycle of storms and rain at night and then hot and very humid during the day.  When I have to drive out of town, I prefer not to do it during storms. 

Tomorrow we're going back to Dbq to meet Tx friends for our monthly luncheon.

Fri we go back for the allergist visit for Ray.

I've been fortunate that the doc's suggestions for my allergies have them well in hand this summer.  Last summer was bad...not this one...and just Allegra and Flonase over the counter and a prescription nasal spray to go with the Flonase.  I also use Zadator for my eyes.

My doc visit didn't amount to much.  Just getting new refills on meds and having my lungs and heart listened to, etc.  I'd had blood work in March and it was all good, so didn't need that again.

Bridge was mostly lousy cards today.  We had 11 so it was good.

Post by: MaryPage on July 06, 2016, 07:51:38 pm
The place Becky and Debi and I went to this afternoon was called Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurant.
First we shopped at Talbot's, where both girls bought some outfits.  They were having a 40% off sale.
THEN we had Happy Hour and hors d'oeuves.  Super great.  The Marguerita I had was the very best EVer!  The food was the best.  We had a blast.
Then we went to Athropologle.  Fun! Fun! Fun!  I bought Becky a huge hat that she simply had to have from the moment she stuck it on her head.  She was BORN to wear that hat.  More fun!
Then we giggled all the way back to my place, sat out on the back deck to watch the Wednesday Night Sailboat Races.  They never happened;  I suppose because it is so hot and humid and still.  Bummer.
So the girls went on home and I am hugging myself with the joy of experiencing them.  A good day, and blast the weather!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on July 07, 2016, 11:15:53 am
Mary, I'm glad the admin is paying attention to your deck step situation. Your weather & mine the same. I'm glad you have the beach to look forward to. I know how much you always enjoy it.

Jeanne, I'm glad the rain cooled you down a little. Nice that it is coming in the night.

Jane, so glad to hear that Ray's leg is healing. With diabetics, that's always an issue.  Bummer on the lousy cards. Glad the doctor's visit was a non-event.

MP, what a lovely day you had with your girls!  That's what I love to do with mine as well. We're all shoppers and eaters!  Sorry your weather is now matching ours. Not fun.

I'm off to the grocery shortly.  Nothing else going on.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on July 07, 2016, 11:17:23 am
MP...what a delightful day with two of your girls!

Sharon....hope the grocery store doesn't make you hurt too much.

We've had rain overnight and it's continuing....a nice, soft rain and those are the best kind, for me.  It looks as if it's to clear off and then more storms tonight.   We're off for lunch with TX friends who live down in the Quad cities and then home.  Tomorrow back to Dbq for allergist for Ray....and then only his Wed. Appt with surgeon for the next week or so.  WHEW!  I don't like these 3 doc appts in 4 days weeks.    :tickedoff:

I also plan to spend the weekend carching up on getting family stuff onto my spreadsheets and cleaning up a bit. 

Have a restful Thurs.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on July 07, 2016, 12:09:39 pm
Jane.  I went to using this Rhinocort Allergy Spray and Zyrtec for allergies this year.. Seem to work but I go around like a zombie if use them during the day.  Each is one in 24 hours. So did it before going to bed. Could still feel it until about 2pm next day. Trying to get off them now.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: alpiner1 on July 07, 2016, 12:55:40 pm
I had a mammogram in April & there is another spot . I was told at my doctor's the imaging center would be calling me to set up an appt . I waited over a month & then called the doctor's office again .  I was told wrong , I was suppose to call them .  So I did & was suppose to have a biopsy . I went there Tuesday & it was to be a stereotatic biopsy .
I had to climb a step stool to get on it , it was close to the ceiling !  I tried my hardest to get on it face down & couldn't . They had my arm up high & my arm wouldn't move . It was stuck in that position . I have scoliosis & have spasms (?) often . I got a call yesterday asking if I could come in again , so I went in yesterday afternoon .  I had an ultra sound  & another mammogram . The attending doctor decided I should have another ultra sound which she would do herself .   The attending doctor did another ultra sound herself .  The spot is in a hidden area . Apparently she located it & sent the information to my doctor asking him to okay another biopsy appt. She will do the biopsy herself . If this isn't successful I will need to see a surgeon .  She asked me to call my doctor today ,  if he agrees I'm to call a special number I was given &  make an appt .   Has anyone had this experience ? 
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on July 07, 2016, 01:43:44 pm
Alpiner1 that is a very interesting procedure.  You sure are going through a lot of testing , however, that is a good thing. I hope all goes well with the rest of your tests. I had to have  another mammogram and the ultrasound after I had my yearly exam and mammogram  several weeks ago

We will be traveling again the end of this month. We are going to visit Keith's oldest son in Vancouver Washington for a weekend.  I looked up his new house on Zillow and couldn't believe what is there. It is a good thing he is a Doctor with a large income to pay for that house. Keith's youngest son and fiance are going to  move into the MIL quarters in August. (
These pictures are before they  moved in it is not their furniture
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: alpiner1 on July 07, 2016, 01:56:43 pm
I'm still waiting for the doctor's office to call  .  I probably won't get a call until next week . Meanwhile I'm a bag of nerves !  One time I had x rays of my knee & never did find out what was going on . I finally started taking Osteo Bi Flex & that fixed it !
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyne on July 07, 2016, 02:37:59 pm
alpiner- I don't usually post in this discussion, but I saw your message this morning, and thought I would respond.  I had the stereotatic biopsy, about five years ago, and it was a total disaster for me.  It's a long story that I won't go into here, but they were unable to get a good biopsy the first time, and had to do it again a week later.  It turned out to be benign, which I was thankful for!

This January, I had another spot that didn't look good on the mammo, so I had the ultrasound.  The radiologist talked to me, and said she had read my previous problem with the stereotatic biopsy, so she wanted to do this one right there in the ultrasound room.  They numbed the area, and did the needle biopsy.  Fortunately for me, this one was also benign. 

Maybe you can ask them to try the needle biopsy like I had, in the ultrasound room. If that doesn't work, or shows malignant cells, you can then see the surgeon for a full biopsy.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on July 07, 2016, 02:45:18 pm
Alpiner, in 2005, I had a suspicious mammogram, then a followup one.   Next came a needle biopsy, where I lay on my stomach on a table with a hole.  My boob hung through the hole and the surgeon did this needle biopsy.  The pathology report came back in a week - and was malignant.  A lumpectomy and node biopsy were scheduled for a week or so later.  I had no node involvement, so the lumpectomy was all that was called for.  That was followed up with 6 weeks of daily radiation.  And no problems since that time.  The waiting is absolutely the hardest part.  I hope, after all you've been through, that it's not malignant, but failing that, that you have an easy a time as I did.  I'm sure it's harder, though with your scoliosis problems.  Lots of hugs - and keep coming back with what's happening.

Marilyn, that's really a fancy house.  But like you said, since K's son is a doctor, he can surely afford it.  I hope you enjoy your visit.

I've had a bad couple of nights - awake with knee pain early Wednesday morning, but then dozed until time for swimming.  This morning I woke up for no reason at 3 and couldn't go back to sleep.  After about an hour in the chair, I went back to bed, and slept 'til 7:30, then 8:30.  I didn't even go to the Silver Sneakers class, and only got dressed when it was time to go to lunch.  Hope for some good cards at bridge tonight.

We did get about an hour's rain this morning - every little bit helps.  I've just checked the weather at the beach, and it looks pretty good all week.  Just a chance of early morning showers a couple of days; temps around 90.

jane, it seems like we all spend a lot of time at various doctors.  LOL

Sharon, I hope you're getting some good sleeping time.

MaryPage, your day sounds great.  That is such a lovely area.  We're looking forward to seeing our Alison & Joe next week - plus the rest of our family and friends, of course.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: alpiner1 on July 07, 2016, 03:04:28 pm
Quote from: Marilyne on July 07, 2016, 02:37:59 pm
alpiner- I don't usually post in this discussion, but I saw your message this morning, and thought I would respond.  I had the stereotatic biopsy, about five years ago, and it was a total disaster for me.  It's a long story that I won't go into here, but they were unable to get a good biopsy the first time, and had to do it again a week later.  It turned out to be benign, which I was thankful for!

This January, I had another spot that didn't look good on the mammo, so I had the ultrasound.  The radiologist talked to me, and said she had read my previous problem with the stereotatic biopsy, so she wanted to do this one right there in the ultrasound room.  They numbed the area, and did the needle biopsy.  Fortunately for me, this one was also benign. 

Maybe you can ask them to try the needle biopsy like I had, in the ultrasound room. If that doesn't work, or shows malignant cells, you can then see the surgeon for a full biopsy.

I had a needle biopsy last July on another spot .  The attending doctor is waiting for approval from my doctor to also do a needle biopsy on this one .
Post by: MaryPage on July 07, 2016, 04:35:33 pm
Marilyne, how kind of you to explain your procedure.  We will all be together in our hope that Alpiner's new tumor, if it proves to be one, will turn out to be totally benign. 

Marilyn, that IS some house!  Very attractive.  It is always an amazement to me how much house you can get for the money in most parts of this country.  Everything is very expensive here, and that house would be priced at over a million, easily.

Mary, are you coming up here?  Or are Alison & Joe going down there?

I went to my dermatologist this morning, then took a swing by one of the best private groceries in town: Graul's.  Got some lovely barbecue and cole slaw and an adorable and forbidden chocolate eclair, which I devoured immediately upon arriving home.  I call that my award for bravery out in the field.  The field of slight wounds from having the doctor zap two spots of relentless eczema on my face.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on July 07, 2016, 05:24:27 pm
MaryPage, they're coming to our week at the beach.  You can be assured that I wouldn't come to Annapolis without letting you know!  Sorry about the dermatologist, but at least you got an éclair out of it.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on July 07, 2016, 06:32:06 pm!

Alpiner...I hope you hear soon, and can stand the wait.  As Mary said, I find that the hardest part, too.

Jeanne...I've never tried that spray.  My allergist said Allegra and then Flonase and a prescription spray.  They're working well for me and don't make me sleepy during the day.

Marilyne....thanks for sharing your experience.

Mary...enjoy the beach...back to Fort Morgan?

Hi Sharon and Mary Page and Darlene.

More storms coming tonight and so I may skip Knit Night.  We'll see how things are about 6:30.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on July 07, 2016, 06:35:53 pm
jane - yep, back to Fort Morgan - the same house we've rented for about 10-12 years.  We're going to be putting some of John's ashes in the ocean there. 

Bridge got cancelled tonight - so at least I didn't get any bad cards.  LOL
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on July 07, 2016, 06:58:22 pm
Reading your post about your John ashes....Mary's.Im thinking cremation for me..not sure if all my kids would approve..pretty sure 3 would...have a good eve all..Darlene
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on July 07, 2016, 10:18:33 pm
Darlene, John and I had decided on that years ago - so a no-brainer when the time came.  It's so important to talk about with family and have your wishes known.  Of course, you won't be there, so they can do whatever they like - LOL - but you can always tell them you'll come back to haunt them.  8^)
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on July 08, 2016, 11:29:18 am
Alpiner, good wishes and prayers going out for you for a good outcome.  I had the usual mammogram, ultra sound, and needle biopsy. They found a couple cells in one of the sentinel nodes so I had to have chemo and radiation. Not fun, but doable.

Marilyn, that house reminds me some of Melanie's house. It is also quite large and expensive. If you haven't been to Vancouver before, you'll love it!  It is a beautiful city with lots of parks, etc. If you have time you should also go over to Victoria Island which is supposed to have the absolute most beautiful gardens anywhere.  Unfortunately, we didn't have time but I've always regretted it.

Jane, I hope all the dr's appts go well. I agree that they aren't much fun. Hope you had a good lunch with your friends.  We've had a few sprinkles this morning, but not much.  I was feeling fairly good when I went to the grocery yesterday, but was hurting big time by the time I got home.  We ate "summertime" yesterday. I grilled hamburgers with fresh tomatoes on them for lunch and then had salmon, rice, and corn on the cob last night.  So good.

Mary, sorry you were up in the middle of the night but that you got back to sleep later was good. I've had about 3 good nights' sleep in a row.  :)  Have a wonderful time at the beach.

MP, I sometimes reward myself with a pastry after grocery shopping. I figure we earned it.

Cremation is our choice too.  Burial uses up too much land and one day they will dig up all the cemeteries anyway.

I'm going to get a haircut and highlights this afternoon. The latter is long overdue.

I hope you all can find some place cool to hibernate today. Heat index here is to be 104 or so. Have a good day. Sharon
Post by: MaryPage on July 08, 2016, 12:16:05 pm
Sharon, I thought Marilyn was talking about Vancouver, WA, right here in the States.
When Bob & I went to Vancouver, Canada, we absolutely adored that city.  Then we were talked into taking the ferry to Victoria, mainly to see the Butchart Gardens, and we were sorry we did.  We wound up wishing we had stayed in and seen more of Vancouver itself.
Those gardens are extremely hilly, and Bob was 80 and unwell.  He simply could not navigate the hills.  So we got a wheel chair and I had to push it.  Ruined the day and the gardens for me.  The gardens were perfectly lovely, but we have even better ones here in the States.  Longwood in Pennsylvania, for one!  As for the ferry ride, it was much too long and boring a trip.  I am one who loves being out on the water, and also appreciates nature in the raw;  but that trip was just flat out long and boring.  The excursion took up a Whole Day!  Victoria itself was not much;  as I say, Vancouver had Much More to offer!  It is an exciting, vibrant city.
Yes, as we've said before, cremation makes the most sense to my family.  I have donated my body to a medical school.  When they have finished with it, they will cremate my remains and give them to Debi.  She will mix them with the portion of Bob's I have held on to and take them into the mountain woods of Virginia or West Virginia and leave them there.  I am one who does not believe in an after life, but I do love the thought of our mixed molecules lying together under the trees of a mountain forest in my beloved Blue Ridge.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on July 08, 2016, 01:31:25 pm
Marilyn did indicate Vancouver, Washington, I think.  MaryPage, we loved Victoria, but I understand if it wasn't something you had planned.  We loved Butchart Gardens, but it can be a challenge (it was built into a quarry, so is basically in an enormous hole, and down the sides.)  We were lucky enough to have been there twice, and just loved it.  Vancouver, British Columbia, is a great city, too, though.  I generally don't like big cities, but this is a good one.

Just swimming this morning.  I had thought I'd get to duplicate, but my partner had to beg off, so that's a no-go.  I guess I'll spend the afternoon getting organized to leave early tomorrow.  Margaret will come over here tonight and spend the night with me, so we can leave by about 8.

The awful events of the last couple of days defy description. Why can't we just tolerate each other and enjoy our differences.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on July 08, 2016, 02:46:23 pm
I was  talking about Vancouver Washington, I have been to Vancouver canada when I was a teen with my parents. I remember the beauty I saw in Stanley Park and the statue sof the the lions. That was back in  1955.

I made bread again this morning and took f\reckles for her morning walk about 8:30, I will be taking her for another soon.

We are going out to our usual Friday night dinner at the Mexican restaurant in the mall. we didn't go last week because i worked the wine walk with Freckles and 3 other Furry Friend dogs.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on July 08, 2016, 03:10:41 pm
Oops! I didn't know there was a Vancouver, Washington.  Oh well. I still liked the other one.

MP, sorry your trip to Victoria wasn't the pleasure you had planned. I can see why if it was hilly & your husband unable to navigate them.  I'm sorry you don't believe in an after life, but it is nice that your ashes and your husband's will be together in a natural setting.  That is what we have planned also.

Mary, bummer on your bridge cancelled 2 days in a row!  Eat lots of shrimp and crabs for me!

I'm back from the beauty shop. She did a good job on my highlights and trim, so I'm happy.  I really am not doing it for any special occasion, just for me.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: alpiner1 on July 08, 2016, 03:37:07 pm
I'm upset , I waited most of yesterday for my doctor's office to call me & they didn't . So I called again this morning . I was told to go ahead & make the appt . for another ultra sound & biopsy (couldn't have it on the last visit) .  There was a mixup & the approval I got was for the sterotactic biopsy I was to have on Tuesday .  The imaging center was going to call my doctor & straighten things out & call me back .  I'm waiting , waiting , waiting .  I'm home bound & don't like it ! 
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on July 08, 2016, 05:54:27 pm
Sherry Vacnouver Washington is right across the river from Portland Oregon.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on July 08, 2016, 06:11:42 pm
Alpiner - so sorry about the waiting and the mix-up.  I know how frustrating it is.  Hugs!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: GinnyAnn on July 08, 2016, 07:43:54 pm
Retreating from the news. What a rough and sad few days.

It is hot and humid here in NE OH. I stayed in our ac and away from it all. My body is giving me symptoms of another infection.  ???   Don't want an antibiotic because of the side effects they generate.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on July 09, 2016, 01:00:40 pm
Hi Gals. Another hot & humid day here but at least we got about a half inch of rain last night. Lots of severe storms in Charlotte that had trees toppling and electricity down. No problems here though.

I was awake until 4 AM again last night but slept in until 10:00. I talked to Melanie this morning to wish her a belated happy birthday since they were out last evening and I couldn't reach her. I've also read my SS lesson and polished my nails, but that's it.

Alpiner, I'm sorry for the mixup on your tests, etc.  Hang in there. Health care seems to require lots of patience these days.

Ginny, I hope you aren't sick again.  Take lots of Vit C and eat lots of fruits and vegetables and maybe you will ward it off.

The news has indeed been awful the past week. I don't understand why everyone is so hateful and ready to be violent, whether police or others.  Whatever happened to loving your fellow man?!!!

Mary, I hope you have a safe trip to the beach and lots of fun.

Have a great weekend everyone.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on July 09, 2016, 05:45:40 pm
Nothing very exciting is bearable until Monday when we go back to 90s. 

I did walk this morning and then came home to clean and do laundry and all those charming tasks. ::)

Have a good Sat. evening!

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on July 09, 2016, 06:54:10 pm
Not much going on here eithwer. Just a lazy day after the morning Walmart run.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on July 09, 2016, 09:38:56 pm
We made it!  The Gulf is still here.  Sue says the water is cold, but the breeze is wonderful.  We had shrimp and blue crabs for dinner.  Just a couple more yet to come.  Now to relax.
Post by: MaryPage on July 09, 2016, 09:57:01 pm
Mary, please give my warm regards to Margaret and Sue and Alison and Joe.  I am dying to ask Sue if she buys or, if she has no granddaughters, if she WILL buy Charleston bonnets for her granddaughters.  I bought one for my first granddaughter, and I just love them.  Also wanted to ask her if she thinks Middleton is the loveliest plantation.  I thought so, and Mama and I used to love to walk through the beautiful woodland trails full of gorgeous azaleas there.  Tell Allison & Joe there is a restaurant called Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant they will love if they haven't already been there.  It is in Annapolis Towne Centre in Parole.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: GinnyAnn on July 09, 2016, 11:07:56 pm
I"ve been having free floating anxiety.  :-[   Headaches seem to have a part in them. Woke up Ray last night to just hold me. It helped some. Also got something to eat. It soothed me a bit and I fell asleep. My left foot is swollen and hurts some. Sure feels like I'm falling apart.  :dontknow: Could someone e-mail me Sue's address?

Maryz : Have fun on your vacation.

Love and hugs to all the Buddies.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on July 10, 2016, 12:02:29 pm
Yes, GinnyAnn, I'll email you Sue's address.

Rain and t'storms here this morning.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on July 10, 2016, 03:50:32 pm
Sounds like none of us are doing a whole lot--except for lucky Mary at the beach eating shrimp and crabs.   :'( :'(  Seriously, have a wonderful time.

Ginny Ann, I wish you were close so that I could give you a real hug, but since we're not, I'm sending you a big cyber one.  {{{{{Ginny}}}}}.  Prayers going out for your healing.

John has my cold from last week so he didn't go to church today but I did. (& SS).  The church had a big fundraising barbecue last night with blue grass singers, etc.  They always have left over barbecue that they put in 1 or 2 lb containers to sell to those who want them.  I brought home a 2 lb one. It is so good.  They roast it right at the church.  So guess what I had for lunch! :)

Nothing seems to be on TV these days, so I've been reading up a storm. Nothing very deep though.  Good wishes to all.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on July 10, 2016, 06:23:52 pm're sure right about nothing on TV.  I did watch the Euro finals of soccer and Portugal beat France. That was a shocker, apparently, but I love it when the underdog wins.  [And, I can't believe where they find all those good looking fellows!]  Now, there's nothing for me to watch until football starts again, so lots of reading here, too.

Rains just passed through, but I think we're finished now.  Now the heat and humidity come in for tomorrow.
Guess it really is July in Iowa.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on July 10, 2016, 06:54:47 pm
It rained here last night and most of this morning,, We went to church this morning had to stop at the store on the way home for Tartar Sauce and lemon for the Salmon I am fixing for supper. Our neighbor gave us a huge  piece of Salmon and I just cut off the tail section for tonight. I had baked some Yam slices with our chicken last night that didn't get done enough so I will  bake them some more to have with the Salmon. (the yams that is we ate the chicken)LOL  ;D

Freckles goes back to the vet for a recheck tomorrow afternoon re her allergy shot. Well it lasts for two weeks this time  but now she is itching again. She is allergic to grass and I also fee her a grain free diet. I  goofed and gave her a regular dog biscuit the other that could be another reason she is itching.

The vet explained to me the   body sections that  tell what the allergy is, scratching from the neck back is a contact allergy, the head, face and neck is food, licking the paws is an inhaled allergy.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: GinnyAnn on July 10, 2016, 10:58:09 pm
Went out for a little shopping at Target and then tea at Eat N. Park with my friend Shirley. We didn't get to talk much at the restaurant because she had to get home to get ready for work on Monday. She is a nurse anesthetist.

My feet and legs are still swollen. Shirley thinks it could be my heart.   :(  I am going to discontinue eating ice cream for awhile.

Marilyn ~ Very interesting about what the vet said about body sections of dogs telling what type of allergy is bothering the dog.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on July 11, 2016, 02:58:31 pm
Well, I called Mayo's this AM. Jacksonville, FL has no appts available. Rochester emailed me a questionnaire which will be reviewed by the Internal Med dept and then they will see whether they can offer me an appt. I should hear something within 3 days.

Ginny Ann, I agree with your friend. Swelling feet, etc is usually heart or kidney related.  Drink lots of water, cut back on salt, and try to keep your feet elevated as much as possible.  Sorry you couldn't spend as much time with your friend as you would have liked.  Hang in there.  See your doctor if the swelling persists.

Marilyn, I too was interested in the dog allergy thing.  Bunny licks her front paws a lot, but I can't imagine what kind of inhaled allergen she's around unless it is mold outdoors. Hope Freckles gets over her allergy.

Jane, I'm starting the 5th book of the 8 I got last week!  Had to laugh at your comment on the good looking soccer players.  They really generally are.  I was sorry France lost, but maybe it was time Portugal got a win.

Hi to everyone.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: alpiner1 on July 11, 2016, 03:40:21 pm
I finally have an appt. for another ultra sound biopsy !   They tried last week to find the spot , the attending doctor wants to do the procedure herself !   If this doesn't work I will need to see a surgeon   After 2 trips to the imaging center & then was told to call my doctor to okay another order , the office is closed on Wednesday so I called Thursday & got an answering machine . I was told to leave a message & my phone number & they would call me back the same day or the next working day .  No call . I called this morning & got the machine again ! I hung up & called the imaging center , the doctor approved the order . I set up an appt. for July 26 .   Now just need to relax & do some thing fun .
Post by: MaryPage on July 11, 2016, 09:31:14 pm
Marilyn, my youngest daughter, Pam, is a vet in Arizona.  She practiced here in Annapolis for over 10 years, but then bought a horse & cattle ranch out in Bisbee.  She has a small animal practice in Sierra Vista, but looks after her own and some of her neighbors horses and cattle.  She only has 5 horses and 5 head, plus 3 dogs and 3 cats.  Or is it 5 cats?  I forget!
Anyway, I was fascinated with what your vet said, so I emailed her exactly what he said, and she just saw it and emailed me back:
"Ha!  I wish it were that easy!!!!  A kernel of truth, but tremendously oversimplified."
Shoot!  Well, I must say, I am not all that surprised.  Nothing in life is quite that simple!  But the other 4 of my girls have dogs as well, and they were hoping, too.  I included all of them in my email to Pam.
It has been a beautiful day with moderate temps here.  Tomorrow 3 of my girls are coming to fetch me and we are going to play at being The Ladies Who Lunch.  We'll go to a restaurant up at Annapolis Towne Centre.  Fun!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on July 12, 2016, 04:36:44 pm
Hot and humid here, too, and storms overnight....sort of typical for Fair Week in rural Iowa.

I did get a walk in before it got too hot, but I've been on the computer a lot...and my neck and shoulders are telling me I've been on way too much. 

Tomorrow is back to surgeon for us...and then I hope to get a few hours of bridge in.

Take care and stay safe!

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on July 12, 2016, 05:00:13 pm
Where is everyone today....I haven't walked the last 2 days. Mabey tomorrow...just too hot..I lost a lb at 129.  I would like to  weigh a little more but just  don't gain even tho I don't miss a meal.  Sad about the shooting in my home state...just plain evil...Hi to everyone... Darlene
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on July 12, 2016, 05:18:48 pm
Stay safe there, Darlene.  All of this violence...I hate listening to the news anymore.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on July 12, 2016, 05:26:15 pm
Darlene, I would be glad to share a few lbs with you!  Glad you're able to get out and walk some despite the heat.  We all are horrified by the shootings in Dallas, as well as in Baton Rouge & Minneapolis.  When did we become a society that reaches for a gun to settle everything?!  so sad for all those families and friends.

Jane glad you got out some too. My only excursion out was to UPS to get some things notarized and sent out. Have just been doing piddling stuff, mostly on the computer.  My back & shoulders hurt too.

I hope the storms at the beach haven't taken away Mary's fun. Hope it clears  off tomorrow.

Interesting that the vets aren't totally in sync on the allergies. I had one dog that got an allergy in the fall and had to have shots for it, but that was years ago.

We had a heck of a thunderstorm last evening with high winds and lots of lightening, but no problems here. We got about an inch of rain which was greatly appreciated.  Charlotte has had so many trees down and so many people out of power. I really feel for them in these high temps. It will probably be a couple more days before all of them get power.

Nothing else of interest here.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on July 12, 2016, 05:47:57 pm
Not to bad here in Illinois. Was listening to the President on TV. Then fell asleep.  There was a police women to his right as he was talk and she kept nodding of. Think she made me sleep.
When I first turned it on everyone was laughing. Didnt know why. The Chief of Police talking. Obama very good at making those talks.

Seems like our County fair is getting close also. Last 3 years it has rained for 3 days.
They were saying that would not be a show of animals and such this year only on the day prior to the fair starting. Don't know if it is the State Fair or County.  I stopped going to both. Seems to be nothing but Food Trucks and Tee Shirts at our County one. Not like fairs use to be. The best for cooking, sewing. animals with the kids. Horse shows.  The big draw seems to be Drag Racing now.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on July 12, 2016, 06:59:06 pm
Hi folks - just checking in.  We had a lovely sunrise, and then a line of heavy thunderstorms roared through.  Lots of thunder and lightning and rain, flickering power (but no outage).  And then it turned off into a beautiful afternoon.  So life at the beach goes on.

Hugs to all the Buddies!
Post by: MaryPage on July 13, 2016, 09:18:40 am
My Comcast land line telephone has been out since before noon yesterday, and apparently it is a nationwide problem.  I have been forced to pry my pesky little cell phone the kids insisted on my having for emergencies (and it is on Steve's "family plan") out of my handbag and turn it on and try to remember to carry it around with me.  I can't get the danged thing to ring loud enough for me to hear it unless it is right next to me.  If I put it in the pocket of my slacks, I can feel it pulsate if it rings, but that is no help when I have my pocketless nightie on, which I do.  Takes me a while to get going in the mornings!  Gosh but I hate being deaf.  It is lovely in some ways;  that is to say, I enjoy the quiet.  Anyway, my children all know about this problem, and will email me to call THEM if anything comes up.
Well, I'd better get chugging.  Time for oatmeal and coffee.  Have a good day!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on July 13, 2016, 11:32:07 am
Jeanne, I stopped going to the fairs years ago. Seemed to be more for the kids. Always terribly hot and humid.

Mary, so glad the sun came out and you had a nice afternoon.  Enjoy.

MP, most cell phones have a volume control on the outside edge of the cell phone for listening to whoever calls.  If you go into your menu settings, there should be a place that you can raise the ring volume to the maximum.  I keep my cell phone in my purse in case I need it, but like you, I don't keep it on or use it much.

Ms Frances has a problem with a tooth on her bridgework, so I've gotten her a dental appt and will take her this afternoon.  Her dentist retired several years ago and she hasn't been since  :o

My cleaning girl is here and about to finish up.  Have a good day & stay cool!  Sharon
Post by: MaryPage on July 13, 2016, 12:07:57 pm
Oh, Sharon!  Thanks, but I know about that volume control, and I have it set to the maximum.  I am really, really quite deaf!

My land phone has just come back into service.  I have a total of 4 phones on that system, with the ringers turned all the way up.  So I usually hear it, unless I am in the shower.  I can remember some years back that I could hear it in there, but no more!

I have one in the kitchen, one in the living room, the main phone in my bedroom, and one in the den (Chip's room, now.)  Comcast was out here for just about 24 hours.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on July 13, 2016, 04:20:52 pm
Well, Mary Page, I'm glad they got your land lines fixed.  It's awful to feel disconnected from our friends and family.

I am home from taking Ms Frances to the dentist.  She did pretty well getting in and out of the car and in and out of the office.  I am always so afraid she will fall. She has a quad cane, but...  Anyway, they are going to be able to fix her bridge, but not till Aug. 11.  Hotter than heck out there.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on July 13, 2016, 04:37:46 pm
We had a good turnout for bridge today...12!

The new Chef at the golf club has decided to change the menu...and I think it's going to be a disaster!  Prices raised...everything a la carte  and he has only 4 sandwichs on the lunch menu...cheeseburger,  tenderloin, pulled pork on coleslaw and chicken salad.  They used to have a taco salad, a rachel and a reuben, etc.  One salad...a southwestern...he has at $12.00 without meat and an additional $5.00 for meat. 

The manager asked how my lunch was and I said "disappointing" and she asked why.  I explained about the limited choices and she said she'd tell "Chef."   It'll be interesting to see how long he lasts.

It's now thundering and lightning, so I was glad to get home and the cars in the garage.

Post by: MaryPage on July 14, 2016, 10:20:45 am
Jane, I know what a Reuben is, and my late husband loved them to death and would have thrown a conniption fit if our favorite restaurant had stopped offering them, but what is a Rachel?
Becky and I went out to dinner together early last Friday, I think it was, and we went to Sam's so I could have their fish taco, and turned out they only serve it at lunchtime and would not accommodate us for dinnertime, even though they do fish & chips as a dinner choice, so we up and left and went to Main Ingredient instead, even though we had to wait quite a while for a booth.  I had a most delicious shrimp curry there, instead.  Jane, I fully understand your frustration.
I hope a whole bunch of you girls got to watch the wonderful NINE MONTHS THAT MADE YOU on PBS the last 3 Wednesday nights.  Even if you are a doctor or a nurse, you would see and learn new things from that marvelous three-part documentary.  Do catch it in repeats if you missed it.  I enjoyed so much seeing the Carles quadruplets from Great Britain.  They are identical!  From ONE EGG!  Extremely rare, and loads of fun to see.
Beautiful day breaking here on the Chesapeake.  I'm planning to enjoy it quietly.  Life is good!  Love to each of my sister survivors of breast cancer!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on July 14, 2016, 12:22:58 pm
A Rachel here was sliced turkey on rye with coleslaw on the sandwich as well.  We've been told that's a "Southern" thing...coleslaw on the sandwich.  They also did that with the pulled pork sandwich yesterday. 

It's heating up here today. I tried to walk a bit ago and it was just too hot in the nonshade area.  So, I quit and came home to cool off.  Ray can walk a bit more now, so maybe we'll go out to WalMart and he can walk around there a bit in the cool.  Tomorrow we'll have to start earlier.

Post by: MaryPage on July 14, 2016, 12:54:57 pm
Well, I am a Southerner born and bred, and best of all, a Virginian, at that!  And I buy pulled pork and make my own barbecue sandwiches.  With cole slaw, of course.  Graul's cole slaw, when I can get it.  Ebb Tide Inn's is second best, and Adam's Rib comes in third.  Personally, I use just as much cole slaw as pulled pork.  We have a place called Pit Boys that serves up the best barbecue sandwiches in town.
Thanks for explaining what a Rachel is.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on July 14, 2016, 02:24:11 pm
Good to know we're eating "Southern" here in Iowa!! :smitten:
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on July 15, 2016, 12:49:56 pm
Almost afternoon greetings!

It's nice and cool here this morning, so Ray and I got a walk in...a short one for him since the surgeon said he could walk a little more this week...but not to overdo.  I did my own walk after he turned around and went back home. 

The landscapers are here to tackle the south side of the house.  It's nice and cool for their digging out of all the overgrown stuff that's there now. 

Next week is to be VERY hot, so they wanted to get this dug out now...and be out of the hot sun when they replant next week some new stuff.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on July 15, 2016, 01:09:04 pm
Hi Gals, I've just spent an hour on the phone with Lori so haven't gotten anything much done today. Oh well, I really hadn't planned to do a lot anyway.

Jane, glad it's cooling down some for you & your landscapers.  We're to drop to 89 tomorrow! Big cool down!  It was 97 yesterday. I hope your chef listens to what you all have to say.  I must say that I prefer my coleslaw on the side. Some things you just don't change when you move. I had forgotten what a Rachel was.

Horrified again by the tragic events in Nice!  When is it all going to end? My heart bleeds for the parents especially who had taken their children to see the fireworks.  So sad.

Ginny Ann, I hope you are feeling better. I imagine you are planning to stay home next week when the convention comes to town.  We sure did when the Democratic Convention was in Charlotte 4 yrs ago.  So many people and such high security, it is better to avoid it all.

Hi to everyone. HOpe all is going well with you.  Sharon

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: joyous on July 15, 2016, 05:27:29 pm
No doubt ya'll have heard in the news or newspaper about
the killing of a black youth by one of our police and the
protesters following that.  It is scary to say the least.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on July 15, 2016, 08:54:01 pm
Joy. I am afraid this is now going to be going on for awhile.  Now I read that some people will not sit within sights of a policeman in uniform if they are in a restaurant. I suppose the think if someone shoots at them they will be to close. Same with walking on the street. Don't get close to a squad car.  What a mess the country in right now.  Lot of fear going around.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on July 16, 2016, 02:02:32 pm
Joy, I'm sure we all have read about the BR tragedy and on-going protest.  It must be hard to be there and see and read about it every day.  Same thing in Minneapolis.  From the videos, it looked like the cops were the villains, but who knows.  There are, as we know, bad policemen, but the majority are good, hard-working men trying to protect their community.

Jeanne, I hadn't heard about that kind of thing, not sitting near or going near a policeman. That's awful.

What a troubled world we live in. In addition to Minn, BR, & Dallas, we now have Nice and Turkey. I guess all we can do is pray to God to show us the way to straighten out the mess we've gotten ourselves into.

We got another inch of rain last night.  Yea!  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on July 16, 2016, 02:16:18 pm
The entire world seems to be in turmoil.  I'm so glad I canceled our NYC trip over the 9/11 weekend. Back in April, my "gut" feeling said "not the time to go."  Now with Ray's leg and the graft, I'm glad we opted out early enough to get 80% of our deposit back.

Beautiful morning here.  Ray and I walked a bit....he turned and came back home, but a block further than yesterday, and I went on to the bank and the Farmers' Market.  I bought some fresh green beans, some banana bread, and some local honey straws.  I'd run out, but now have a new container from Gary from the bees in the lot between us...that's about as "local" as one can get!!

It's beginning to heat up...and lots more of that to come.

Take care and have a SAFE weekend!

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on July 16, 2016, 02:25:39 pm
Jane. Probably the right choice to cancel...never know what area or group of people will be the next target..scary times..I think Gods coming soon...I need to change my password on computer...when I do that..will I also have to change it on my IPad?  Darlene
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on July 16, 2016, 04:25:21 pm
I think you were probably right to cancel, Jane, especially with Ray's leg.  I'm concerned and trying to keep my mouth shut, but Melanie & Sangmin are going to Italy in October and Brian and family are going to Germany and maybe France in August!  Then Lori is going to the US Tennis Open in NY. But I can't wrap them in bubble wrap, much as I would like to. I just have to leave it up to God to protect them.

Darlene, I don't think so on the password, but I will leave it to Jane to tell you for sure.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on July 16, 2016, 09:07:16 pm
We're home.  It was a great week.  We didn't have as many people as in years past, but a good group nonetheless.  We all shared in putting some of John's ashes in the Gulf in an area he loved.  We even got a send-off this morning with a rainbow.  Margaret and I were thelast to leave.  The trip home was different - mostly  not on the interstate.  There were lots of problems with wrecks and torrential rain pockets.  It was a challenge for Margaret (who did most of the driving), but our GPS gal got us through.  Now to get back to what we laughingly call "normal". 

Hugs to all the Buddies!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on July 16, 2016, 09:35:28 pm
Hi everyone I didn't post yesterday because I had nothing to say. that happens to all of us at times I think. Toady Our town North Bend is celebrating 113 years. There were a lost of tnhings going on. Freckles and I walked with other of the furry friends in the parade. Keith and his friend went to the car show before watching the parade. There is a picture of Freckles and I on Facebook.
Post by: MaryPage on July 17, 2016, 09:27:37 am
We had a good hard rain last night, and are experiencing one of those delicious mornings.  But it also has all the signs of getting quite hot and humid as the hour hands move on all the clocks.  The early Sunday morning bay is splendidly empty of boats, but I expect it will be full of white sails by early afternoon.

My granddaughter Melissa turns 37 today.  Impossible!  TRUE!  I cannot figure why I am still lurking around, what with all these generations pouring into the family tree charts!  That whole branch of the family went to an Orioles game last weekend: Anne & Greg, Paige & Alex with Ezra (5), Melissa & Adam with Bella (13), Will (7) and Miles (1).  Will wanted to run the bases with about a bazillion thousand other children, one at a time, afterwards.  Ezra was worn out, so Paige and Alex went home (they live in Baltimore, so home was not far away), while the others stayed and waited in line with Willem.  Oh, my gosh, but he was excited!.  He took off in a rush from first base, and then, half way to second, ran back and tapped first, just to make sure.  When he finally got to home plate, he stepped on it grinning like a banshee, then ran back a little ways and, in running towards home this time he THREW himself on the ground and SLID in!  All this was reported to Debi and Becky and me by his doting grandmother, my daughter Anne, at lunch last week.

Have a great day.  I'm planning on a quiet one.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on July 17, 2016, 10:51:32 am
Darlene....which password are you speaking of?  If your password to open your computer, then no on your Ipad since you can't connect to your computer from your Ipad/tablet.

If you mean to a website, like here or Facebook, etc. then yes, when you change the password here or at Facebook or wherever, you'll need to put that new password in when you go to login at whatever site you changed it.  Your computer or tablet saves a cookie with that password and compares it with the site's password you entered there.  They have to match.  So, change it at the site, then login on your devices with your username and the new password. 

If you clear off your passwords for some reason....maybe doing a malware scan of your co puter, etc., you will have to re-enter your isername and current password at all the sites that you cleared the cookie for.  (That's a long, complicated sentence!  Sorry.;))

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on July 17, 2016, 10:54:24 am
Strong thunderstorm and lightning here overnight, too, and more predicted starting this afternoon.  It's to heat up too.  Guess I'd better get with it and get my walk in.

Quiet day here...going to the farm outside town for sweet corn..first of the season here...and picked fresh everyday!  Yummy.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on July 17, 2016, 01:25:54 pm
Was getting ready to leave but then it turned dark and within 15 min. Such a storm. Still going and so I guess I will stay home.
Time to put Don's Sunday concert on. I thought I would have done my running and been back by now.
Sure put the temps down. LIke sleeping better without the A/C on.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on July 17, 2016, 02:10:10 pm
I was so sad to see the violence in Baton Rouge.  I swear people have gone NUTS!
Stay safe, Joy!!

Just a bit of rain so far here, but it's looking dark to the west.  It's going to be a wet afternoon.

Keep an eye on the weather,  Jeanne!

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on July 17, 2016, 02:12:46 pm
Hi Gals, sounds like all this hot, humid weather everywhere is producing lots of severe storms. Last night's here just skirted us and gave us only a light rain or sprinkle for a few minutes. Hot again today, but not quite as bad, only projected at 90.

I've been to church and SS. We stopped for gas on the way home. Do your grocery stores sell gas debit cards for discounted prices?  We buy a $50 card for $40 at our regular grocery (HT). Of course you have to spend a certain amount in order to qualify, but that's no problem for us since I shop there regularly.  Our gas was down to $1.95 today. Whoo Hoo!

I've put a load of towels in to wash and eaten my lunch, but probably won't do much else.

Marilyn, your town festivities sound like fun.

Jane, you are so good about getting your walks in despite the heat!

Jeanne, hope you got your errands run.

Mary Page, how cute for Alex.  They do  a lot of fun things for kids that they never used to.

Another horror in Joy's Baton Rouge!  Will it ever stop?

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on July 17, 2016, 02:13:02 pm
Thank you Jane. Darlene
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on July 17, 2016, 02:52:21 pm discount cards like you mention here.  At one grocery in CR, you can get a "fuel saver" card to buy at a discount at their pumps.  It doesn't pay for us to bother.  Sam's Club, too, has discounted prices, but's 70 miles away round trip.  Our gas here locally is 2.09 today.

Time to get off the computer and do some reading, I think.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on July 17, 2016, 03:20:53 pm
Sharon, We have a Walmart card which gives us a 5-10 cent discount at their pumps and a rebate on all purchases on the bill.  On our way home through AL, gas prices were from $1.76-1.79 everywhere we went.  I guess local taxes make the difference.

Hot here, but no storms - at least not yet.  I've gotten my laundry done, but nothing much else today.  With no house maintenance, of course, there's no backup stuff to do.  8^)

These shootings are awful.  Saturday, Chattanooga marked the one-year anniversary of the attack here on the Navy recruitment office and the Navy/Marine Reserve Center - five servicemen killed.  Such a sad day and remembrance, but the city has cherished the families and the new slogan "Chattanooga Strong!".

I guess I'll be getting back into the usual routine tomorrow. 

Molly, Some folks were talking on SeniorLearn about having been over here, and letting others know that they had to reregister after the crash several months ago.  AdoAnnie was particularly looking for "Persian".  I told her you were over here and using "Molly" now.  I hope she comes looking for you. 

Someone also posted that Radioman Don and So'p Bubble were engaged - and that's exciting.  So congratulations are in order to those folks - and much happiness!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on July 17, 2016, 05:00:46 pm
Mary, so glad you are safely home and have the usual vacation laundry caught up.  My memories on FB showed my picture of support for the Chattanooga Marines.  So much violence. And it continues on.

I fell asleep for a while at my computer. I guess it is the tremor pills that are making me so sleepy. Always some side effect.

Good for the engaged couple! I wish them much happiness.
Post by: MaryPage on July 17, 2016, 05:50:16 pm
I can't believe you missed their announcement; seems like several weeks ago now, at least.  It had me rolling around laughing!  Much discussion back and forth at the time, too, as to where they were going to live.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on July 17, 2016, 06:20:59 pm
Don't know where I was, MaryPage.  Where ARE they going to live?  LOL
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on July 17, 2016, 06:22:23 pm
Where was that announcement?
Post by: MaryPage on July 17, 2016, 07:05:19 pm
Oh, I would have guessed it was in here, but since you ask, I guess it must not have been.  Probably Norm's Bait & Tackle, then.  I mean, it had to have been, n'est pas?  I only POST in Bosom Buddies and Norm's.  Wonderful announcement with an obviously older couple holding hands and jumping off the end of a pier into a lake.
Seems neither can move to and live permanently in either Canada or Israel.  So they will visit back and forth.  Unconventional, but needs must, and terribly romantic.  I mean, LOVE does, indeed, conquer all!  I get a huge smile all through and over me when I think about them.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on July 17, 2016, 07:29:15 pm
The official announcement was here
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on July 18, 2016, 08:54:11 am

Quiet day planned here.  It looks as if the storms skipped around us last night and this morning. 

Have a good Monday.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: joyous on July 18, 2016, 10:23:18 am
Jane and All: Yesterday was, to say the least, terrible.  There were 3 dead--2 police officers, and 1 Sheriff deputy.
The shooter supposedly was found and also died.  Everyone
in BR was at a "stay at home and off the streets" order before finding the shooter.  The streets in BR were almost
completely devoid of cars ----a sight hardly ever seen here.Authorities think there was only 1 shooter.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on July 18, 2016, 11:10:04 am's beyond sad and troubling.  And, the guy was from Kansas City, it seems.  What a terrible thing all this violence is.  I saw somewhere, a group who was going to protest were talked into doing a BBQ, with police invited.  That seems like a much saner way to try and calm things down and establish some communication and caring among both groups!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on July 18, 2016, 11:30:09 am
Jane. Storms you say missed you but they are hitting us. Was bad last night and storming now. Dark as night.  Naturally I need to go out soon as it starts to clear. Between the heat and storms I am not enjoying this summer at all.

Had to call the ENT finaly today. Keep loosing my voice and sore throat so it needs checking out. The Sinus Meds not taking care of it.  Still have to wait until Aug. 8 or keep checking for a Cancellation there.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on July 18, 2016, 11:40:50 am
Jane, I agree that the barbecue is a much better idea.  They have had a number of similar type get-togethers in the past couple of years here in Charlotte. All of the protests, so far, have been peaceful. I pray it stays that way.

Joy, I'm sending prayers for peace and reconciliation in your city.  It is so awful. I thought that when the son of the slain black man pleaded for peace and a stoppage of the violence that maybe it would carry some weight.  Stay safe.

The storms skipped us too last night. It got quite dark and threatening but then nothing happened. Jeanne, I hope they clear off for you.  Have you thought about going to a Minute Clinic at CVS to see if the nurse there can help you.  Aug is a long time to wait.

Don & Bubble, I've heard of long-distance romances, but I think you two take the prize! Best wishes to you both.

Nothing happening here. Stripped the bed & have the sheets in the wash. My back actually feels fairly good this morning. Who knows why. I sure hope it stays that way.  We will see when I get up on my feet for a while longer.  Hi to all.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on July 18, 2016, 01:11:25 pm
Good morning I just went over to the place where the Yoga class is and no class today. However, I will be going to Tai c/hi this afternoon. Keith and I took Freckles for an early morning walk. She seemed to be an bit slow today compared to  how she usually walks. She usually wants to be ahead and take me for a walk bujt lately she has been at "Heel" for the last few  days.

I bet you girls must get tired of me talking about Freckles all the time huh?

It rained here this morning, not for long though. When I got the animal's food ready I went to the door to call the two cats that e=were outside. There was Harry the long haired one, sitting in the rain at the end of the driveway. What a wet cat.
Post by: MaryPage on July 18, 2016, 01:57:02 pm
Speaking just for myself, Marilyn, I never get tired of hearing about Freckles.  Wonderful dog who does so much good for people.  Always lovely to hear of such heart warming events.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on July 18, 2016, 07:25:19 pm
There were strong showers in our area last night, but none at my place.  Today, there were none where I was, but obviously were some here at home.  Obviously they are small and scattered, if strong when you're under one of the cells.  We're supposed to have temps near 100 by the end of the week.  Yuck!

Sharon, have you decided what you're going to do yet? 

Marilyn, we enjoy hearing about all your activities.

Back into the routine for me today.  I went to swimming and coffee, then some errands.  Early voting for our state-wide party primaries and county general elections started last week.  I cast my ballot this morning.   At bridge I had a few good hands, but mostly just routine stuff.  For some reason, Uncle Arthur really decided to act up on me this afternoon.  Just about all the parts were achy and stiff.  I didn't even go up to dinner when I got home.  I made some egg salad, and just had that on crackers - along with some pain medicine.  I'll probably get to bed early, too.  Hope tomorrow is better.

Happy Monday, Buddies!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: GinnyAnn on July 18, 2016, 11:55:28 pm
Saw the endocrinologist today. He upped my insulin a bit and suggested I see my GP for the swollen feet. He didn't think it was diabetes related.

The world seems to be going to hell in a hurry.

I am feeling melancholy this evening. Really missing Doug.  :'( 
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on July 19, 2016, 10:28:28 am
Mary, all these weather fronts and storms going through are playing havoc with my arthritis also. I hurt in every joint and muscle.  Not fun.  No rain yesterday but supposed to be some today. Up to 98 for the weekend.  Yuck!  Now, what were we complaining about last January?!   :D

Marilyn, always glad to hear about Freckles.

Ginny Ann, I hope the insulin increase helps, but I agree that you should see your internist. Lots of hugs.

Not much going on here. My last load of laundry in and that's about it.  Sharon
Post by: MaryPage on July 19, 2016, 10:55:58 am
I almost answered Mary last night to chime in with "me, too!"  But I have slowed down my responses to anything and everything.  This balloon of oppressively hot, humid heat brings me to an almost motionless state of being;  truly comparable to molasses in January!
Will putter around in my air conditioned aerie until Becky & Debi pick me up at two thirty to go to a three o'clock Happy Hour and dive into a delicious marguerita.
But Sharon and Mary, this heat and humidity make my arthritis scream at me from every possible joint.  Fingers are the worst, since I need them most; but feet, knees, hips, shoulders, elbows:  they're all OW! OW! OW!  Oh, I tell you!  Three o'clock cannot get here fast enough!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on July 19, 2016, 11:08:05 am
Me, three!

The heat and humidity are building again...heat advisory already issued for Thurs and Fri when temps to be in high 90s and heat index in the 110 range. WHEW! 

We walked earlier and my old joints were not happy about it.  I cut my walk short and came home. 

Load of laundry is in, AC is on, and we're hermits for the rest of the day, except for my needing to water my new landscaping plants and going out for Taco Tuesday later this afternoon.

The landscapers finished yesterday...tore out everything on the south side of the house and planted all new.  It really looks nice...more hydrangeas ...Vanilla Strawberry and a Pinky Winky! ;) and a pine and some new spirea that turns yellow in the fall and some low flowering grass and catmint and a couple large hostas.   We have one small corner by the fence and they'll do that this fall.

Off to water new plants!

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on July 19, 2016, 12:29:58 pm
jane, your yard is/will be looking so pretty.  I'm just happy with all my neighbor's plantings and the crepe myrtles blooming nearby.

We're having a lovely rain that started about 30 minutes ago  I hope it keeps up all afternoon - but probably not likely.

I slept until 8:30!!! this morning.  And then blew off my two Tuesday morning activities.  I didn't get dressed until it was time to go up for lunch.  And now I'm here on the computer, listening to one of the music channels, and watching it rain.  Sweet!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on July 19, 2016, 12:45:46 pm
Good morning from the left coast. I am really hurting this morning. I was really hurting Sunday after walking in  the parade on Saturday. I was OK yesterday and back to hurting today it is my lower back. I took a 15mg Meloxicam already and I'm thinking about rubbing on some of the Cannabis  and Peppermint  massage oil to get some instant relief.

This afternoon Freckles and I go to the library for the Children's reading hour. There were only 5 kids there last month with no others waiting their turn. They usually read for 20 minutes then another group comes in; during the school year there are more children coming to read to the dogs. We usually take 3 or 4 dogs only. Last Month freckles didn't have anyone to read to her until almost the end when the kids changed dogs.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on July 19, 2016, 01:32:35 pm
The rains just started here, too, and it's very dark out there! Lots of thunder and lightning, too.

Marilyn....I hope Frecles gets somebody to read to her today!  Poor puppy needs a story.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on July 19, 2016, 02:02:50 pm
Sounds like Uncle Arthur is visiting us all simultaneously!  I think Mary Page has the best remedy--go out for Margaritas!!  Sounds wonderful.

Jane, your plantings sound wonderful. I love hydrangeas and mine have done so well this year that I am able to keep a bouquet of them on my bar top most of the time.  I've seen pics in the magazines of the 2 you planted.  When they bloom next year, you will have to post a picture.

Mary, glad you're getting a nice rain and that you were able to sleep in.  Why not?!

Had to chuckle at Jane's comment on Freckles needing to get his story time too. :)

I'm not accomplishing a thing today.  Guess I'll go stretch out and finish my book. Sharon
Post by: MaryPage on July 20, 2016, 12:01:50 pm
We sat outside at Cooper's Hawk yesterday afternoon.  Becky and Chip each had TWO of their huge margueritas; Debi and I only one each.  We had four different platters of appetizers, and we all four voted the spring rolls the best.  They feature half price hors d'oeuvres between three and five.  I got quite tiddley.
Alas, Becky's visit is over and she is winging it back to Kansas City as I type.  Debi had to go to her mother in laws bedside this morning and catch the visit of the Hospice nurse, so she brought Becky here and we had a short visit and Chip took her to BWI (Baltimore Washington International Airport).
This is great granddaughter Emma's 4th birthday today.  She is one of my favorites;  she is such an IT girl!  Emma lives in Oklahoma in a suburb of Oklahoma City called Yukon.  She is granddaughter Angela's only child.  Angela is a favorite, too.   
We are expecting some really high temps for the whole coming week, so I will just hunker down at home and do an awful lot of nothing.  I have a real talent for that.  Bet I can accomplish more nothing in a day than ANY of you can!
Hugs to my sister cancer survivors!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on July 20, 2016, 12:06:00 pm
Today it is going up to 96 deg they say. Already 89. I think staying in the house is getting to me.  Going to start complaining and Sending Letters to the Editor of our local paper. See that my number one appears today.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on July 20, 2016, 04:40:37 pm
We don't get notices here at all, either. It's up to the car owner to know when the plates expire.  We can, however, buy the plates...or usually at the County Court House.  That's where we can renew our drivers' licenses, too, and there are no reminders about that either.  The licenses now take longer because of some Homeland Security thing...and they come mailed out from the State in DesMoines.  The local gives you a paper copy, good for a month, I think it is. 

We made the doc run early to Dubuque and hit rain four times.  Back home it's cleared and the temp is rising fast. 

I played bridge; we had 8 and I came in 3rd, so not too bad.  Got my .25 back!

Tonight is the Methodist Church supper, so we're going with neighbors and will fill up on "Maid Rite" sandwiches, sides and homemade desserts. 

Back to sit in the cool and watch the convention, I guess.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on July 20, 2016, 05:57:10 pm
Hi everyone..y'all can send rain my way if u get is still very hot and humid..not walking as much..but will surely make up when it cools off some..our pastor is on no church tonight..guess I will either watch convention or read...Darlene
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on July 20, 2016, 06:39:28 pm
I am going to a catered dinner for  the library volunteers tonight at the library.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Molly on July 20, 2016, 08:38:23 pm
I hadn't realized that I'd not posted in such a long time!  My bad!  I've been trying to deal with some of the issues which we experienced while Mohamed was here for a brief visit between his teaching duties in Egypt.  First was a couple of days of heavy rain which brought on lots of water in our basement.  Mohamed bought some cement-like products and after the rain had dried, he spread the products around the floor.  That worked briefly, but the basement flooded again, so we called a professional team.  They did the same thing with a different product, but the second rainstorm came and BOOM - more water in the basement.  They we called our City of Concord fellows, who came out to the house, spend about 2 hours cleaning out the drain at the street as well as checking the street as far away as the entire Block.  I thought that would work, but a couple of days ago, another rainstorm and another flooded basement - not as intense as previously, but still WATER IN THE BASEMENT.  Not the way we expected to spend his "down time" while he was here.

We've also had a couple of HUGE rain storms recently, which brought down a huge old Oak tree in a small empty lot across the street.  Thanks God it did not hit the houses on either side, but it sure was messy.  Our Emergency City guys came back to split it into pieces with their Emergency equipment and it is still laying in pieces on the grass.  Wonder when they will come to pick up the downed pieces?

Mohamed just called - it's about 2 a.m. where he is in Egypt.  He's been watching the international news RE all the chatter about Hillary and her supporters, as he did earlier about THE DONALD and his team - and his wife and other supporters.

He asked me a question about REALLY PAINFUL toes, which he has experienced.  I wondered if any Friends here have had the same pain in their feet?  His doctor gave him some Meds before he returned to Egypt and he has checked with his local Dr. there, but
still continues to have the pains.  I've not had the pain in my feet, but sure have recently experienced INTENSE pains up and down the outside of my thighs.

I'm happy to have the chance this evening to catch up on news among friends here and wish everyone a blessed evening and Happy Week.  Do something really special for yourselves!!

Post by: MaryPage on July 21, 2016, 08:02:23 am
Good morning to all.  We are expecting a full week ahead, starting today, of a rather dreadful heat wave.  I thank heavens for the lovely breezes off of the bay, and plan to just make a quiet week at home of it.

Molly, I am so sorry about your flooding basement.  No expert I, however; so I have no words of wisdom.  Call in the experts is my mantra when ANYthing goes wrong.  I am sorry it spoiled Mohamed's visit.  Sounds like he needs to see a doctor and have some tests regarding his toes.  Gout? Type 2 Diabetes? Neuropathy?  Takes blood tests and stuff to diagnose.  I do hope it will not prove to be anything serious.

Well, Our Rebecca flew out of here and landed safely back in Kansas City by a hair, as it were!  She JUST missed being part of the huge computer glitch that grounded Southwest yesterday.  Becky misses us already, but is happy to be home with her husband Sam and their 3 Bichons.  She will catch up with my granddaughter Jenny and her 4 children, Emily, Sam, Simon and Max, today.  They are experiencing a heat wave, as well, but lack the relief from bay breezes.

Keep cool, everyone!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on July 21, 2016, 09:57:19 am
Molly...MaryPage gave excellent advice on the toe pains...and blood tests can tell if it's gout or arthritis.

I have them recently in my big toes, and I suspect arthritis as I have it in most of my joints, it seems.

Bloody awful heat wave here, too, but we need to make a CR trip so Ray can stock up on fish for the weekend.  We'll leave as soon as he gets home from coffee with the fellows, and hope to be back by early afternoon.

Stay cool and safe, Buddies!!

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Molly on July 21, 2016, 10:22:23 am
Many thanks for the suggestions RE how Mohamed should follow up RE his painful toes.  He did have an appointment with an excellent Dr. in Maryland before he returned to Egypt and was given prescriptions for
several meds.  He brought those prescriptions back here with him and visited our local Harris Teeter pharmacist and got the meds to take with him to Egypt.  He uses them daily and learned that there also is a pharmacy near his apartment there that also has some of the same meds, so he can obtain refills also. I also cautioned him about wearing REALLY comfortable shoes as much as possible.  As he is in the University classroom several hours a day and plays with his Cousin's kids when he visits the family in Giza, he does walk around a lot.  He also has a good Dr. in Egypt, whom he has known for many, many years.

I listened to the NEWS last night and learned that we are going to experience temps in the 100 degrees for the next few days.  Sure glad I had our AC unit already checked for this time of the Season.

Hope all have a great day and are ready for a pleasant weekend.  Stay Cool!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on July 21, 2016, 10:40:42 am
Molly, always good to hear from you.  I hope Mohamed gets some relief for his foot problems - when the feet hurt, the whole body hurts. (Ouch!)  Also, I hope your basement is finally drying out.  You'd think the heat would help, but the humidity is also so high, it can't do much good.  Home ownership is always something, isn't it.

MaryPage, glad you're getting some good breezes.  And it's good we can always find things to do inside.  So here we are on our computers.  LOL

jane, I assume Ray's skin graft is continuing to heal properly. 

I guess the heat is getting everybody - Oregon, Texas, Indiana, Iowa, OH, SC, MD, and TN.  We haven't heard from Sue, but I know AL is getting it, too.  Has anybody heard anything from or about Sue.  I sent her a note the other day.  I was awake most of Tuesday night (for no apparent reason), but I got a short nap yesterday, and was early to bed last night. And that was a good night's sleep.  I've always been a good sleeper, so I really hate this sleep irregularity.  Guess we always have to have something to complain about.  LOL

Hugs, and stay cool!
Post by: MaryPage on July 21, 2016, 11:57:30 am
There is a front page story in this mornings local paper (The CAPITAL, Annapolis, Maryland) to the effect that one of the people on Hillary Clinton’s short list for VP is an Academy grad.  I had not known this, but he sounds great, if you want to google the article.
Retired four-star Admiral James George Stavridis, class of 1976.
The article likes him a LOT. He served 4 YEARS as Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, among other prestigious assignments.
I'm not trying to be political here;  just sharing some local bragging on one of our one time middies.  I thought seeing as how I hadn't a clue he was on the list, plus not a clue as to who he is, most likely you hadn't either!  He is not a politician, nor has he ever been in politics.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: AnnieA on July 21, 2016, 01:00:57 pm
Just dropping in to say hello as I just  got registered (third try is a charm?)

Molly, its good to see you are still here and hope Mohomed's foot problems are rightly diagnosed and he soon finds relief.  What a mess it is to have a flood anywhere in your house.  Last one we had started in the kitchen on the first floor and it traveled to our finished basement.  Took days of big fans blowing to get it dry enough to remove and replace the kitchen floor.  We had to replace the bed in the bedroom plus many ceiling tiles and then replace the dried carpeting.  Thank God for home insurance.  Water just goes wherever it wants to go!
So MaryZ and everyone in the path of the heat wave.  I see my state of Ohio is included.  Yuck!  I begin to feel trapped after one day in my house.  Last night, I sat out on our screened porch and read a whole book (only 150 pages) which we are discussing on SL for 2 weeks.  If you are interested, the book is entitled "Our Souls At Night" by Kent Haruf and its pretty thought provoking and unusual.

Anyway, it was only 87 degrees and that felt pretty cool. And the sun was gone which

MaryPage, the article is interesting and its nice to know he isn't a politician. We could use more of those kinds of people in Congress.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on July 21, 2016, 01:08:10 pm
Hi Annie - welcome.  Come back often.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on July 21, 2016, 02:52:29 pm
Hi, Annie!  Good to see you here. you have a dehumidifier in your basement?  We have a lot of humidity here in Iowa, so have one that runs a lot in the summer to keep our basement dry.  It has a hose to the big washsink in he basement so we don't have to go down and empty the bucket.  You can buy them at WalMart, etc. 

The heat has hit us here.  We made a quick trip to CR today to get Ray fish for the weekend, and it's good to be home and inside the AC. 

I haven't heard a word on our Sue, so I may try to contact Kris again and see if I can get an update.

Everybody seems to be going to be hit by this high heat.

Stay cool and safe, everyBuddie!!

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on July 21, 2016, 03:07:50 pm
Hi Gals, I just got back from the grocery. Today has been a bad pain day, so took the motorized cart to shop. It's a blessing when you have to use it.  I had taken a tramadol before I left, but it never did kick in.  I also went to the library and stocked up with some more books.  I'm on the last one of the 8 I bought 10 days or so ago.  I have taped and watched the mosst important speeches of the convention. I enjoyed hearing Mike Pence last night. He seems like an intelligent man and very down to earth. A good Hoosier! :)  I'm also impressed with the 2 Trump sons. I missed the daughter's speech but I think Ivanka is talking tonight before her father. I am anxious to hear him give a serious, prepared speech and see if there is any decent content and solutions in it.

Molly, I was going to give you the same advice MP did for Mohammed. Glad he has a good dr. there.  If you have pain running down the outside of your thigh, it sounds like sciatica.  Prednisone and physical therapy are the only answers for that.  Sorry about your basement. Do you think a sump pump would help?  Also, painting the walls with a water-proof sealer might help. It all depends on the source of your problem.  We have had some real severe storms lately, haven't we?!

Jane, glad you had good cards and a good dr's run.

Mary Page, you all looked like you were having a ball at your happy hour outing!  It's so fun to be with adult children.

Hi Annie, welcome to our group. Are you a BC survivor also?

Mary, I haven't heard a word from Sue. I wrote her a note over a week ago and asked that she contact one of us, but so far nothing.

Jeanne, we have to pay a vehicle tax in SC, so we get that notice and when it's paid, they send us our stickers.  Illinois' system sounds ridiculous.  Good letter.  We don't get a notice about our driver's license though.

Hi Darlene. Think we are all primarily staying in and reading!

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Post by: jane on July 21, 2016, 03:22:09 pm on the way from me about our Sue. If I missed you somehow, let me know and I'll resend.


Post by: MaryPage on July 21, 2016, 03:38:28 pm
Sharon, Prednisone and physical therapy are the first things they tried in order to deal with my Sciatica.  They did not do a thing for me.  Then they did those 3 needle procedures, where I had to report to a surgical center each time and have nerve blocks done.  Those were each an extremely temporary partial help.  THEN they did the big surgery, where I was in hospital for 2 days.  Sciatica is dreadful, indeed!
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Post by: Marilyne on July 21, 2016, 04:00:55 pm
Jane -  Please send me the email about Sue.  I'm very concerned about her, and some of the ladies who post in Library~Bookshelf, have also asked about her.  Thank you.
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Post by: Cottoncandy on July 21, 2016, 04:22:33 pm
Well I'm out of the house tomorrow..daughter talked me into going to the casino..with four others...taking very little least it will be cool in there and the fun of eating and visiting...hope someone hears fro Sue soon.  Darlene
Post by: MaryPage on July 21, 2016, 04:54:05 pm
Bottom line, Sue is home and it sounds as though she is doing well, getting out and about for Bridge and luncheons, but her computer is not working for some reason.  I'm sure she'll be back up and running eventually.  It was lovely to hear and cut the edges off my worries.
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Post by: JeanneP on July 21, 2016, 05:16:24 pm
Jane.  I got the E-M. Good to read that Sue has now gotten to come home. Sounds like getting good help.  I am sure she is not in any mood to be on the computer. I am sure when she is up to it she will get back to us.

Even if a place does not have storms and a house has a basement. I have never been in one that did not need to have a humidifier in. Anytime a room is below ground they need one.  I notice that most homes built in the past 25 years or so not having basements in them. A good idea. I think the USA must have  a lot of water underground. One doesn't seem to have to go far down to hit a Well if needing one.  I hate basements.

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Post by: Marilyn on July 21, 2016, 06:24:35 pm
Jane thank you for the email re: Sue. Galdd to hear that she is home.

Freckles and I went visiting at the hospital today, if they weren't sleeping the room was empty.
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Post by: jane on July 21, 2016, 07:31:04 pm on the way.   ;)
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Post by: Cottoncandy on July 21, 2016, 08:18:25 pm
Thank u Jane for the email and home add on Sue.....I will get another card off to her..Darlene
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Post by: Molly on July 21, 2016, 09:33:59 pm
Many thanks to Friends here who offered suggestions about how to deal with my leg pains AND keep the water out of the basement.  At this point, I massage my outer thighs in the early morning when I wake up and again in the evening when I am preparing to sleep and it seems help quite a bit.  I talked with my Dr. about the meds that were suggested here, but he told me they would NOT be successful for me.

RE our wet basement when it rains: this is an older house with a small basement, NOT the kind that could be turned into another area to use often other than for the Washer and Dryer and Furnace, as well as a few of things Mohamed has collected to ship to Egypt.  He already painted the lower walls and floor a couple of times with some type of cement suggested by a fellow at Home Depot, but it didn't keep the water out.  We realize that this is a very old house, so just "deal with it" when the rains arrives.  A hassle to be sure!
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Post by: jane on July 22, 2016, 09:50:03 am
Another hot day here in the "Heat Dome" of the Midwest.  On the news, it looked like it was a huge dome...and now beginning to move east. I suppose once it reaches Boston and NYC, it'll be considered "important" and will be all over the news.   :idiot2:  Somehow, when we in the midwest have a problem, it's never a big deal until it hits the east or west coast. I guess if it doesn't happen in NYC or Boston or LA, it's not really a problem.   :tickedoff:

So we have one convention over and another to begin.  And then the campaigning nonstop until Election Day.  And the day after, the wannabe candidates start again for 2020, regardless of who wins.  It sure gets tiring for me.

Inside day for me today and then out for Friday night supper with friends who will pick us up. 

Post by: MaryPage on July 22, 2016, 10:25:17 am
That last part is the part that really bothers me, Jane.  I get so tired of elections, elections, elections.  The truly sick thing is that there can be BIG NEWS of great importance to our peoples, and yet the top topic is who is running for office, and the truly important stuff is down in the small print on page 16.
I wish we could have a law that says NO ONE in the media can mention ANY given election (to be) more than 11 months before it will actually take place.  That way we can have a little relief of hearing about the NEXT dang election for a brief respite.
This has been a non-partisan complaint and is approved by ME!
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Post by: jane on July 22, 2016, 10:43:04 am
ME, too!
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Post by: SharonE on July 22, 2016, 11:52:33 am
Me too!  I did think Trump did a decent job with his speech last night, but still short on specifics.

Jane, CBS News talked about the MW heat dome last night. It is really strange. Bismark was hotter than we are, however it is now moving east and we're to be at 94 or 5 today and 98 for the weekend.  It is really awful.  They were talking on the news about the heat wave in July '95 that killed 800 people in Chicago.  Scary. Again, thanks for the news on Sue. I can relax again.

I need to go out and fill my bird feeders but am waiting till my back stops hurting for a while.

MP, I'm sure the location of the pinched sciatica nerve determines what works. The prednisone & PT worked for me. I'm sorry you needed surgery for yours.

Molly, that's strange that the dr said that prednisone wouldn't work. Maybe your pain isn't sciatica. Anyway, hang in there.

Nothing happening here.  Sharon

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Post by: JeanneP on July 22, 2016, 02:09:34 pm
Well I just got back from going the the Farm and Fleet store. Decided would shop early before 9:30am and glad I did as it is above 90 deg already.  I am in for the day. They say with the Humidity high will feel about 104.
They are saying that not seen such hot weather so early in the year or even in August. Lasting so long.  We do get a storm during the night it seems to be every other night. Was a good one last night but just makes the the temps higher.

Darn people on my phone. Had three already this morning. One about Credit cards, another from India wanting to fix a Windows problem. And yes, I won a trip to Bermuda. Aren't I a lucky one.  With all that has come out in the Technical field over the past 25 years looks like should be a way to stop this calling but there isn't they say. Will get as bad on our Mobile phones soon.
Think it is time to make lunch. Not eating as much but not loosing a lb. weight. Think it is all the water I drink.  Not getting my 4 mile a day walks in either.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on July 22, 2016, 02:23:20 pm
Gee, Jeanne...we might have won the same trip to the Caribbean!  According to a mysterious "Lisa" I won a trip. She called my cell phone.  I don't know the particulars as I hung up on her!! :knuppel2:
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Post by: SharonE on July 22, 2016, 03:59:31 pm
Aren't we all lucky!  I received a call I had received a free cruise to Bermuda, a trip to Orlando, and I don't know where else. As soon as I hear the start of their spiel, I hang up too.  Sherry
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Post by: maryz on July 22, 2016, 06:52:30 pm
I've gotten to where I check the caller ID, and if I don't recognize the number, I let the landline go to the answering machine to see if I know who it is.  I can always pick it up during the message, or call back.  On my cell, I just hit "ignore" and don't answer.  I get more of the ones that ring only once, then hang up.  They don't want to talk, they just want you to think you missed something and call them back.  I don't even think about answering the phone until the second ring.

Today was the usual Friday.  I did play duplicate, but I think we came in last.  Had pretty yucky cards, and didn't bid well, either.  I played one game bid and made 7 - that was not good.  We had a pop-up shower here this afternoon, and got about 0.2" of rain in about 15 minutes - and we'll take whatever we can get.

Have a safe and cool weekend, Buddies
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Post by: JeanneP on July 22, 2016, 06:54:44 pm
Wouldn't that be nice. We could all meet up and have a fun trip. (As if).  I can't understand how these people who call can still be doing it.  It has gone on for years. Wonder if many get fooled.
Now I know how the ones in Florida work .My friend and I years ago where there and was asked if wanted to take a free trip to one of the islands. (Can't think which one now). But anyway we laughed at him. Fact he took us to dinner.(girl friend really cute). So we asked him what the spam was . He was a talker and told us.  The thing is you sign up saying will take a look at Condo's . Takes about 3 hours of your time. They take you over but people never read the contract. In small writing is says nothing about them paying you way back. So it does end up costing you. But he says it was amazing how many deals they made on the Condo's. You sort of leased them and got to use them for either a week or 2 weeks in a year. Had to find someone to buy out your lease if you found not working out for you.
People got tied up for years.  I would say that the law has closed down that kind of spamming because I don't hear of it done anymore.  I am sure there are others that have replaced it.
I have never believed that there is anything for FREE. Somewhere you are going to pay for it. No matter what the deal is. Read the small print.
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Post by: GinnyAnn on July 22, 2016, 07:34:52 pm
We are in the heat wave. It is very hot here in NE OHIO. I have stayed in all day. Ray just went to pick up a script my doctor called in for me. Been through this anxiety issue before and hate it. Know that losing a child even if an adult child, HURTS. Called a friend this afternoon and chatting with her helped distract the pain. She suggested that I get back to writing.

Finished an Elizabeth Lowell novel today. To the Ends of the Earth . It was a sweet read that was good distraction from the heat.
Post by: MaryPage on July 22, 2016, 08:02:53 pm
Love and hugs and sympathy and understanding AND

A tall, frosted glass of lemonade for GinnyAnn.
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Post by: Cottoncandy on July 23, 2016, 10:40:21 am
I had fun on my day out..won a little. Have a great weekend. Darlene
Post by: MaryPage on July 23, 2016, 11:11:20 am

That is Ego Alley, and boats come in there just to show off and turn around and sail back out again!
I did not know Charlie Priola had put that Webcam up.  I guess he did that after the Annapolis Yacht Club fire, and their webcam went down.  The City itself quit theirs years ago, as an economy measure.
The Priolas have had restaurants around town for generations now.  Charlie's mother had one down there at City Dock called simply "Maria's."  Heavenly Sicilian food!  Lobster pizza was my granddaughter Kim's favorite, and she always wanted to go there when she came here for a visit from Oklahoma.  Maria finally retired a few years back, and The Iron Rooster is at her old place.  A very different, but quite marvelous eating place.  See that building on the extreme left?  That is MARKET HOUSE.  Been there since they sold slaves right outside it.  See the awninged dark red brick building behind it on its end?  Middleton Tavern.  Been in business there since 1749.  Unlike Williamburg, VA, Annapolis is PRESERVED, not restored.  We are much as we were, and we're proud of that!
By the way, I think it is a trifle misleading to call that an Annapolis Waterfront Webcam.  Sounds like something Charlie would claim (a great guy and a friend of my granddaughter Maria's, but a bit over the top.  Our Maria was a hostess at his Mama's place back one summer when she was still in High School, and big Maria took a great fancy to her and declared to one and all that she was MARIA NUMBER ONE and Our Maria was MARIA NUMBER TWO.)
You don't see a speck of the Annapolis Waterfront in that webcam!  What you are seeing is CITY DOCK.  Ego Alley is a long, slender finger of water leading from the ANNAPOLIS WATERFRONT and ANNAPOLIS HARBOR up into the city proper, ending at City Dock.  Boats come in just to show off and turn around and go back out to the harbor.  Dinghies and such like are allowed to tie up down at the very end there and use the restaurants, but that is all.  Before you get out to the harbor, however, there are lots of boats, mostly live ons and water taxis, tied up in slips the Harbormaster rents out for the City.
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Post by: jane on July 23, 2016, 12:39:36 pm
MaryPage: I couldn't get the webcamera to load, but I'll try again later.  I love the name "Ego Alley!"

Darlene...hurrah on having fun...and winning!

GinnyAnn...I hope you can get out a bit after this awful heat and humidity go further east.

It's so hot and humid here this morning.  I  know I'd never be able to live in a rain forest. This muggy stuff just smothers me, it seems.  I watered the new shrubbery, and I'm in for the day.  There's rain, but it's all going north of us today.

Have a great Saturday!


Post by: MaryPage on July 23, 2016, 05:54:58 pm
Ego Alley was the nickname someone gave it because it was so obvious that boats mostly just came down to show off.  But it stuck.  It is officially the name, now!  Fun how names come about.

This is the Alex Haley memorial & webcam down at City Dock:

This is the real Annapolis Harbor:
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on July 23, 2016, 06:09:52 pm
Beautiful, MP.

We've been in the basement...tornado warnings and sirens going off...70-80 mph winds and dark as night.  There have now been tornadoes on the ground in towns east of us.   Reports of trees down and street flooding.  Everything looks ok from my porch here in our neighborhood.  Just rain now.  There was 3 inches of rain an hour coming down.

All going east to the Mississippi River now.

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Post by: maryz on July 23, 2016, 06:51:15 pm
Glad you're okay, jane - these heat waves spawn all sorts of bad weather.  It always pays to heed the warnings.  I hope there wasn't too much damage or any loss of life.  Storms in our area, but nothing here in the city.
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Post by: Cottoncandy on July 23, 2016, 06:51:38 pm
Stay safe..Darlene
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Post by: JeanneP on July 23, 2016, 07:56:31 pm
Oh! jane. I wouldn't mind a little shower but don't be sending any big storms this way.
They just don't seem to cool things down.  I have got all the bark just peeling of my trees in the Front yard. Never seen this before. My man cut the grass which to care of them there but My Big Rock garden and where the evergreens are. Such a mess . not small pieces but large one. Worse than having the leaves falling.
Post by: MaryPage on July 24, 2016, 08:27:24 am
We had a huge, swift storm last night.  It came suddenly, whipped things about quite a bit, dumped tons of rain, including raining all over the back deck and up to the sliding glass doors, and scooted away to other parts.
I found a site that has a marvelous photograph called The Port of Annapolis.  We are a port only for cruise ships, and not many of them, these days, but I love the photo and tried to pick it out separately and found I could not.  So I have to send you the site just for you to see that picture. 
The picture greatly shrinks our town, so you can see the layers.  For instance, you can see the State House and all of the government buildings.  We are the Capital of the State of Maryland.  Beyond the State House, looking upwards, is the old town of Historic Annapolis.  Do you see the bridge across the water?  That is Spa Creek Bridge, leading over to Eastport.  To the right of it is Spa Creek, and to the left the Annapolis Harbor.  You cannot see all of Annapolis Harbor, but you CAN see another creek on the other side of Eastport.  That is Back Creek.  I live on the far side, the Chesapeake Bay side, of that furtherest pennisula.  If you scroll down the website page you come to what purports to be a webcam from the shores of the Naval Academy.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on July 24, 2016, 08:41:56 am
Thanks, MaryPage.  These webcams are terrific.

Quiet, hot and very humid here this morning.  No apparent damage around this neighborhood, thank goodness.

This morning we're going with our friends to the wonderful Sunday buffet over in East Dubuque, IL.  The restaurant sits on a bluff and overlooks the Mississippi River. 

Have a blessed Sunday, Buddies!

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Post by: SharonE on July 24, 2016, 01:53:48 pm
Jane, so glad to hear that you're safe and that no tornadoes touched down in your vicinity. Enjoy the buffet.  I really fear tornadoes. They are so unpredictable. Also, we don't have a basement or a really safe place to stay. One hall and bathroom is relatively protected, but I'd hate to try it.

MP, your webcams are very interesting. It looks like a lovely place to live.

I did very little yesterday. It was so hot and I was hurting so bad.  I took a pain pill before I left for church, so I got through SS & church okay.  When I got home I did several little chores including putting the towels in the wash, ate lunch, and now don't plan to do much of anything the rest of the day.

Marilyn, you're keeping Freckles and you really busy with all of your therapy visits.  I know everyone must appreciate them so much.  How is your son with the cancer?  I hope he is doing as well as possible.

Hi Darlene, Mary, Molly, Joy and whoever else pops in.  Sharon
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Post by: Marilyn on July 24, 2016, 04:18:08 pm
Sherry Roger is haning in there, He just had a two week visit from his sons who live in Colorado and their families. There were lots of p;ictures on Facevbook and he is looking good.

Freckles and 3 of the other Therapy dogs were on the news Friday. ( You can see them here. They aren't allowed to show the children's faces without a release from the parents so She only shot the dogs and the side of one little girls face. The boy reading to Freckles had his arm around her petting her the whole time he was reading.
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Post by: SharonE on July 24, 2016, 04:29:08 pm
Marilyn, I'm glad Roger is still hanging in there. I'm sure his sons' visits were good therapy too.

The dogs all looked so happy to be there and the children to have them there. That one little bulldog kept giving kisses to the little girl, and like you said, the boy with Freckles never missed a beat in petting her.  Sweet.  Whoever came up with that idea of helping the children read better was certainly smart & creative.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on July 24, 2016, 11:38:20 pm
I keep forgetting to ask... Those of you who take melatonin for sleep, how much do you take?

Quiet weekend here. Hugs to all.
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Post by: GinnyAnn on July 24, 2016, 11:57:13 pm
We had another hot hot day! I stayed in and avoided the heat. Going out on Monday with a friend. Otherwise no news here.
Post by: MaryPage on July 25, 2016, 09:58:21 am
Ah, the Circle of Life.  I just got off the phone from ordering flowers for the funeral of daughter Debi's sweet mother in law, who died Friday morning.  We saw each other at every kind and sort of family gathering, and, like me, her core family for Thanksgiving and Christmas and Easter and so on and so forth was Debi & Steve and their children.  So we were together a lot.  She was 90.  And sad infuses my whole being, but I am very used to this now.

I do admit to having fun ordering them, though.  The funeral is down in Owings, Maryland, in what we herebouts call "Southern Maryland."  I always do an on line search and find a florist with the same zip code, or in the same area, whether it be California or Texas or Montana or Florida or whatever.  I figure I get more for my money by calling them direct and cutting out the middle guy: FTD and all that.  And, of course, the funeral homes are pushing your buying flowers through them, these days, so they can get a cut, too!  Well, I wound up with the owner of a small florist in that small town, and he was a TALKER!  Turns out he is a Virginian, like me, and we had a lot of similar experiences and knew some people in common!  Fun.  So he described in enthusiastic detail what he was going to do for my money, and I am content that I will have done right by Cleo.

Another hot, hot day on tap.  I'm just hunkering down to read and watch a little TV and do a lot of nothing, which I am a world class expert at.  Love to all my dear Buddies.
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Post by: jane on July 25, 2016, 10:02:29 am
GinnyAnn....that heat and humidity is bad.

MaryPage...sounds like a great florist!

Hi, Maryz, Marilyn,Darlene, Sharon, Jeanne

It's much cooler here upper 60s, instead of low 80s at this time of morning, but humidity is still very high.  I need to get out and walk, but I'm not sure I'll get far with this humidity.

Not much going on here...a massage at 11:00 and a pedicure at 1:00 and lots of laundry to do.

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Post by: SharonE on July 25, 2016, 11:23:49 am
Sounds like a good day for you, Jane.  Enjoy!

Mary, I don't take Melatonin anymore, but I have read that anywhere from 1-3 mg is the recommended dose. I used to take 3.  You might start out low and increase as needed. Remember to take it 30-60 mins before bedtime.

Mary Page, I usually do the same, calling a local florist. I do think they put a personal touch if they have talked to the client.  My condolences on your & your family's loss.

It was 97 here yesterday and supposed to be 95 or 6 today.   :-\ :-\ :-\

No plans for today. I did 2 loads of laundry yesterday and don't need to do anymore till later in the week. I'll just stay in and try to stay cool like Ginny Ann.  Have a good day, everyone. Sharon
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Post by: Molly on July 25, 2016, 11:55:12 am
MARYPAGE - I smiled when I read your comment RE losing "Debbie's sweet Mother-in-Law."  It surely was a blessing to Family and friends that our Lord waited until she reached that wonderful age to call her Home.

I wondered if you are going to post a couple of photos of your beautiful colorful plants.  I recall in previous years that you did and I really enjoyed them.  Mohamed tried to arrange several plants for his sister at her house in Giza, but the weather is to tremendously hot there that they just toppled over.

SHARON - Thanks for including me in your greetings!
I don't have any plants for today as the heat is a bit high for me!

Hope all had a great weekend.  Stay cool and enjoy the week!
Post by: MaryPage on July 25, 2016, 12:44:15 pm
Molly, I know how to email photos from my picture gallery, but I do not know how to fiddle with them or how to post them in these forums.  I believe you have to have a website in order to do that, but I'm not sure.  Anyway, I do not have a website AND I don't know how to post pictures.  I'll email you some from my iPad.  They may, or then again may not, come upside down.  I haven't a clue as to why they do that!  hugs to you
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on July 25, 2016, 07:01:52 pm
Hi Gals!  Still hot here, of course.  On my way home from the Civic Center/bridge this afternoon - a drive of about 15 minutes - I drove through TWO frog-drowner showers, with the wipers going full blast.  And the nothing at all here at home.  Crazy stuff.  I did have some good cards today.  We play five 30-minute rounds, changing partners at each break.  A pretty good round would be 600-800 points, standard contract bridge scoring.  I have over 1000 points in each round.  It felt good!

Thanks, Sharon.  I had a scheduled appointment with my family doc today, and asked here about melatonin.  She said to come up gradually, but not to take more than 10 mg. 

MaryPage, sorry to hear about your co-in-law.  Like you say, it hurts, but should be something we need to get used to.  I, too, call a local florist to send arrangements.  So much better service.

Ginny Ann, jane, Jeanne, Darlene, Molly, Sue (if you're looking in), Marilyn & Freckles - stay cool, and have a good week.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Molly on July 25, 2016, 07:41:06 pm
MARYPAGE -Many thanks for your attempt to send me the photo of your beautiful plants, but I could NOT access your email.  Not the first time that has happened for me with other folks, but since I do recall earlier photos of them, I'll just close my eyes and recall the beautiful blooms from an earlier season.

MARYZ - Thanks to you, too, for including me in your best wishes for a good week!  Now if we could just lower the temperature, it sure would help.  The local TV news tonight RE the expected temp in coming days cautioned that it was going to be close to 100 degrees and perhaps even higher.  I'm so grateful for the AC working well!

Mohamed called 3 times today and in each call he inquired "has the temperature become cooler yet?"  I tried to get him to talk about other topics, but he went back to the same one.  His area is enormously HOT too.
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Post by: JeanneP on July 25, 2016, 08:45:03 pm
MaryPage.  It has been awhile now since people sent flowers to funerals. No point really as other than the one  from the family can be put on a grave. the rest  are removed the next day in some of the Cemeteries. I was mad the last time I went to a friend to see all these flowers thrown over into a tip. People do send plants to the family. On the family plots here you can put plant blankets on at Christmas time.  Hospitals /nursing homes don't want flower there either. Some of the older one you see lots of Plastic ones on on Memorial day for a week I believe. I dislike seeing that. Now most of ours are in the Mausoleums. Now you can only put plastic ones on the front of those now. Use to be could put say a rose or one flower but people left them to die and was a mess they say. To me I thought would not hurt the owner of the Mausoleum to just clean them up a little as they are not that big a building. More respect shown than a plastic.
We have some really big Modern Cemeteries around here now. Be no Grave stones . Just a brass plaque in the ground. The inlaws are there.
Big Pet Cemetary attached to it.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on July 26, 2016, 11:29:14 am
Molly....I could never survive the heat of the Middle East.  I couldn't stand the heat of AZ or Nevada in the summer, either. cards for you.

Jeanne...customs vary so much from region to region and what people are comfortable doing.

MaryPage...your flowers sound lovely...good reminder for me to water my hanging baskets.

Another hot and humid day here too.  So, I'll be inside again.  Going to go through kitchen drawers and straighten them out.  They seem to get a lot of crumbs from the counter, too.

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Post by: SharonE on July 26, 2016, 03:01:14 pm
Mary, what a wonderful round of cards! Congrats!  I found that Melatonin gave me weird dreams after a while. Try to get by with the lowest dose possible. The storm patterns seem really odd. We got an alert on our weather radio for our county and didn't get a drop! It all went south of us.

Jeanne, with those kinds of cemeteries, I would think everyone would go for cremation!  Mom & Dad's mausoleum only allows live flowers in the vases.  I think the graves can have artificial ones during the winter.

Jane, hot and humid here too. My computer says 95 but it may be warmer.  98 yesterday.  We went to AZ in June before we retired to ck it out. It was 115 and dry heat or not, we couldn't take it.  I swear I keep my drawers closed but yet they always have crumbs in them too!  That's on my to do list, along with cleaning the fridge.  I'm going to try to do that in a few minutes as it is nearly empty and it's a good time to get at it.  My cleaning girl was here today, so she got the rest of the house clean. She's a sweetie and very hard working. She's hispanic but has been here 25 years, so she speaks English very well.

Hi Molly. Tell M to ask if we've cooled down in about 3 months!!!   :D
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on July 26, 2016, 05:18:59 pm
We got rain a little cooler for now..Had my hair cut yesterday....boy w as she scissor happy....shouldn't need it cut for 6 hair does grow fast..thank goodness. Darlene
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on July 26, 2016, 06:47:10 pm
Well, I just lost my post - so I'll try again.

Darlene, I had to laugh about your haircut.  As you can see, I wear my hair very short, and can't go more than three weeks between haircuts.  It's fun we're all so different.

They started work on my deck this afternoon.  I'd been nagging since I moved in.  But it took the broken step about a month ago and Margaret's getting involved to finally get something done.  They did some partial dismantling, and have started replacing some of the decking floor boards.  And I have some lovely "crime scene yellow tape" across my sliding glass door to remind me not to go out there.  They had stopped for the day when we got a really hard rain shower - about 30 minutes worth.   Not nearly enough, but we'll certainly appreciate whatever we get.  And now the sun is out again.

Tomorrow is hump day.  Enjoy!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on July 26, 2016, 06:55:11 pm
Hi buddies, I haven't posted for a day or two, but I have been here to read what you all have said. Thank you Sherry for viewing the video link I posted about the Furry   Friends Library program. We are hoping to get started at the North Bend library soon as well. The kids really enjoy reading to the dogs.

We are getting ready for our trip to Vancouver WA. on Friday, I have get Freckles things ready so I don't forget to take her medication along. We may take a side trip on the way home Sunday to Neskowin on the coast. Craig says we have to leave at noon on Sunday because his mother is coming and his grandpa has a dr. appt. in Portland on Monday. That sure doesn't sit well with us. That  happened once before that we had to leave before she got there. Our trip has been planned over a month, now it is being cut short We haven't been there to see them for  at least a year. None of them stopped by here last Sunday either when they were in town for Grandpa's 101 Birthday.

OK I am through venting I will go back to my corner now. LOL
Post by: MaryPage on July 26, 2016, 07:40:54 pm
Marilyn, that is just so inconsiderate, but also typical of many, many family situations.  Sounds like the mother has some resentment issues, which she may not even be conscious of, and she is driven to set these scenarios up.  Craig is no doubt suffering from being forced to be "the bad guy."
I want to thank you each one for your various comments.  I read every post, but am not in the habit of taking notes, and so I often fail to remember to respond.  My habits of reading and posting are rather ingrained now, since I started with SeniorNet in 1999, and my short time memory is now downright alarming.  Please accept my apologies, and know that I mean well.
I get my Judi Dench style cut every 8 weeks.
Have to confess to a new heart throb.  I think he is 35 years old, but by gosh and by golly, he MUST be the handsomest man under the sun!  Yesterday, I was watching the convention, and this Apollo approached the lectern and started talking about his law professor making life difficult for him on his very first day at Harvard.  Well, I bout fell over when it turned out he was there just to introduce that adored prof: Elizabeth Warren.  His name?  Joseph Kennedy III!
If you did not see him, I challenge you to Google IMAGE him, and than dare to state he is not a HUNK!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on July 26, 2016, 09:19:03 pm
Marypage it doesn't bother either Keith or I to be there when she arrives but to keep Craing and the family from being  put in that position we will leave as we did previously.We have told him it didn't bother us
+ because she is nice to me to my face, but craig says she is not nice at all where I am concerned. I can't understand why, I didn't take Keith from her, She ran off with the handyman as still ,lives with him long before I was ever in the picture.

Oh by the way do you have to buy and plant new Gerainums every year ? I bought some annuals that were on sale for 99cents, I got Rosemary, a Marigold, snapdragon and two other that I can't remember the name of. I need to go gedt the tage and read about each one.
Post by: MaryPage on July 26, 2016, 09:27:32 pm
Yes, I do buy new ones every year.  With such a small place, and with wall to wall carpeting, I cannot bring the 20+ pots in and let them winter over.  Fact is, second year plants are MUCH more satisfactory, but the pots are too big and I have no where to put them and cannot possibly water them right over the carpets!  The situation is such that I am forced to buy new each year.  But I love them so much, I do not mind.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: alpiner1 on July 26, 2016, 11:10:50 pm
MaryPage  you must live in a cold climate concerning the geraniums . I live in southern California & geraniums grow like weeds . They reseed all over our back yard .
Post by: MaryPage on July 26, 2016, 11:22:08 pm
They used to freeze to death and turn to pulp around the first week in November, but now they go until about the second week in December.  I have lived long enough to notice the truth of global warming, believe me!  I envy you having them all year round, but do not look forward to that much climate change here.  But it is coming, albeit, as Bill Clinton said of himself tonight, there are more years behind than ahead of me.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on July 27, 2016, 11:54:59 am
But like the always said. From the day you are born. You have a chance of dying.
Bill Clinton lost about 50 lbs since his heart problem. He looked pretty good.
Wonder if that was their granddaughter that was with Mrs Clinton. cute
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on July 27, 2016, 02:44:57 pm
Hi Gals,, I just got back from bridge. I didn't play very well on one big hand. Don't know why. Things just seemed to be in the wrong places for finesses, etc.  Anyway, I didn't get booby prize, but I think I was pretty close.  They have a new chef at the club, so I ordered their she-crab soup which I love. It was okay except it had some cartilage in it. Grrr. Not a sign of a good chef.

I heard from Mayo's yesterday--no dice. They said they couldn't do anything for me that the local doctors can't.  I think I will call my gastro guy and see if the pain in my side could be more from something internal rather than my back.

Marilyn, I would be offended too. I think Keith ought to tell him that if you have scheduled a visit in advance, he shouldn't allow his ex to screw it up! Obviously the son is closer to his mother than his father. Anyway, have a good trip.

Mary Page, we all have short term memory glitches these days.  I don't bring my flowers in either. Our garage doesn't have the space and I don't want them in the house, so I replace my flowers each year.  This year, the heat has been so bad for so long, I'm losing some of mine. I can't keep them watered enough.  The weather guy said last night that we have had 23 days of 90+ days so far this year. Only 13 last year, and no end in sight.  :'(

Most of the Kennedy's are good looking.

I keep my hair pretty short too, but I get it cut every 4 or 5 weeks. Since it is so curly, it doesn't seem as long.

Mary, so glad to hear your deck is getting repaired!  Hope it is finished soon.

Melanie & Sangmin are back from Minneapolis where they were visiting Jocelyne & Harrison & Henry.  She said they were exhausted. Couldn't believe how active Harrison was--on the go every minute.  Glad to know that it isn't just me!

Nothing else going on here. Just trying to stay cool!  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on July 27, 2016, 04:53:43 pm
Sharon...I joined you in lousy cards today.  I was next to the last...our of 10 people!  Oh, well, it's nice to get out and be with people I wouldn't know otherwise.

Not so humid today, which is great.  Ray got good news from the surgeon.  He doesn't have to go in next week (Doc is on vacation) and he can take the wrappings off in 10 days and put on a large bandage and go back in two weeks. He can also resume golfing which thrilled him.  He was out there today while I was playing bridge.

Quiet week until next Tuesday for us. 

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on July 28, 2016, 10:29:39 am
I have to buy new geraniums every year, though Ray does save some and he had a Martha Washington geranium, I think it's called, to winter over.  However, the deer also like it and they've eaten it to the ground!

Quiet day here.  Ray loved getting back to golfing yesterday, and today he and another guy in town are headed to Dbq to an indoor shooting range...a guy thing!  Laundry going, grocery list started, and I need to get a walk in...looks like rain may be on the way.

Have a good almost end of July Thursday!!

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on July 28, 2016, 11:02:11 am
Well, they've finished the constructing work on the deck.  One of the guys came by this morning to sand down any rough edges, and to help me put the hangers back up and replace my hanging baskets, bird feeder, wind chimes, and wind catchers.  They'll come back sometime to repaint - and do it all over again. 

jane, how great to have Ray being able to get out and do the things he loves.  Otherwise, like having a caged tiger pacing.  LOL  Can he get back to the pool yet?

Marilyn, I guess you're back making the rounds with Freckles.  Any new trips planned?  Did the sale of Keith's building finally go through.

Sharon, sorry you weren't offered something miraculous from Mayo, but it's nice to know that they think you've got access to good medical care where you are.  I hope you can find something.

Molly, I know Mohamed is having some awful heat, too - as is "normal" in that part of the world.  But I'm sure they don't have the humidity that we have here in the south.  I hope your basement has dried out.

And now I've gone blank - but Happy Thursday to Ginny Ann, Darlene, MaryPage, Joy, Sue, Jeanne, alpiner, and all the Buddies.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on July 28, 2016, 11:24:14 am
Maryz....Nope, no swimming.  They're afraid of infection in the open wound, of course, so that's off the table.  Yes, he's much happier now that he can get around a bit more, but he's also religious about having it raised for 3 hours a day.

My walk is over and I'm dripping.  The humidity is terrible today...and dark clouds as if rain at any moment.

I'd best get to the grocery, since the "boys" aren't going shooting until after lunch now.   :smiley6600:

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on July 28, 2016, 01:12:08 pm
Maryz Yes Keith's building is finally gone and the new business has done a lot of work on the building and the grounds.

We are leaving tomorrow for Vancouver Washington and Freckles is going with us.  It seems like packing for her is ending up to be more than I take for myself. All I need is my cosmetic bag, some pj's and a change of clothing. For her its her bed, food and water plus food and water dishes, her pills and the wipes to wipe her down before I spray her belly with the  antihistamine spray. She is allergic to grass and has to be wiped down. I think this is the last trip we take until Christmas when we go to California to Gilbert's.

Today is the Furry friends luncheon and monthly meeting today we are eating at another of the fine Mexican restaurants in Coos Bay.
Post by: MaryPage on July 28, 2016, 03:14:47 pm
Baby, it's HOT outside!  Just to step out of the door is to be enveloped in a moist furnace heat that has the effect of making you step back inside with record speed.
Our newspaper has been writing stories about our potential as a community to experience more and more of the flooding that has made our recent years tedious with the burdens such flooding has brought.  Today's editorial in The Capital is one I wanted to copy and paste for you, but I find my on line copy of the paper (which comes with the paper one I subscribe to) does not allow that.  It states, and I figure you will be interested in this little fact even though you don't live in this neck of the coastline: "The city has already seen the nation's largest recorded increase in nuisance flooding in recent decades."  They say the prospects are for a SIX FOOT increase in water in our low lying areas by the year 2100.  Apparently the Pentagon is more than a trifle agog at the vision of the United States Naval Academy being under water!  Ah well, say I, if it were the Army or the Air Force, even more alarm bells would go off, but I'm betting Mother Nature cannot sink our Navy!
I am spending a quiet day in the a/c resting up from the two days just spent house and dog sitting over at Debi's while the family went through the funeral home visitation hours and the next days funeral and luncheon.  At 87 I find that just a little effort takes a huge toll on my energy levels.  I could not have managed to attend those things, but at least could be of some little use.  Steve practiced his eulogy on me before he left to give it, and it was most excellent.  Maria gave a smaller eulogy, while Kathryn sang Ave Maria.  Debi tells me "she hit it out of the ball park for Nonni." 
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on July 28, 2016, 03:40:32 pm
Safe traveling, Marilyn!  Enjoy your weekend away.

I've watered a bit and have the laundry ready to carry upstairs and put away, and then I'm finished for today.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on July 28, 2016, 04:18:05 pm
Marilyn, I know it's a great burden lifted to have the property gone.  I know that's how I felt when my house sold.  Have a good weekend!

IT'S RAINING HERE!  REALLY RAINING!  And the temperature has dropped to 75!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on July 28, 2016, 06:22:10 pm
Marilyn, have a good trip, and a safe one! Dogs are like kids--they take twice the "stuff" of an adult.  ;)

Mary Page, you have 10 yrs on me, but I'm the same way. After I've been out and about for a couple days, I'm wiped out.

Mary, Hurrah for the rain and the finished deck!!  That deck area must make it seem much more like a house than part of a retirement unit.

I went to the grocery about noon. It was Super double coupon day (Everything up to 2$ is doubled)  I try to buy up extra stuff that I have big coupons on, even if I don't need it at the moment. I saved about $40.  Anyway, by the time I got home, I was wiped out.  I had taken a pain pill before I went, so didn't have to use the motorized cart, but I was sure glad to be finished.

Found out that another HH friend had passed away.  She had been fighting cancer for a long time, but she finally lost the battle.  Her husband was a good friend of John's and played golf with him. Both of them were in our Bible Study down there.

Jane, I'm so glad Ray's leg is better and that he can do more now. I know that makes you both happy.  Sorry your cards were like mine!!

Well, I need to get going and fix dinner.  Hi to everyone.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Molly on July 28, 2016, 07:32:38 pm
MARYZ - Many thanks for thinking of Mohamed and I.  I spoke with him twice today (sometimes he calls several more times in a day ;).  He has been encouraging his younger brother to make a medical appointment for some discomfort in his abdomen and I hope that is added to their chores soon.

Our temperature here in Concord, NC has been really HOT recently - almost reaching 100 degrees - so I've stayed inside most of the time.  However, I need to dash to the grocery store for some food and then hurry home again to get away from the intense heat.

I've been watching the Political news on the evening program and plan to turn in again tonight at 10 p.m. to listen to what Hillary has to say.  Nothing else to mention of interest.  Hope you're planning for a good weekend.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on July 29, 2016, 10:25:00 am
Friday morning almost ending of July greetings!

It's very overcast here this morning, but weather thingy says only 10% chance by late afternoon and radar shows only spotty rain north of us.  BUT, I just looked out the window here by the computer to our drive way, and it's raining!  Goofy!

We're off to the city today for some errands, a stop at Sam's Club for Flonase and maybe Best Buy for a new Ipad cover, etc.  Just a "messing around" kind of Friday.  We're trying a new to us place for supper tonight and it'll just be 4 of us.  The other couple has been there before, so it should be fine.

Have a safe and peaceful Friday

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on July 29, 2016, 12:19:20 pm
Hi Gals, I had to make a run to the CVS (I forgot Zyrtek yesterday + needed a sympathy card for our friend) and to the ATM.  It's supposed to be down to around 91 today, I think. That's downright cold compared to the rest of the week!

I've also done some back exercises that are new to me. We'll see if they do any good.

Molly, it really has been horrendously hot. I'm staying in as much as possible also.

Jane, hope your "messing around" day goes well and that you have a nice dinner tonight.

Hi to Mary, Marilyn, Mary Page, Ginny, Joy, Darlene, Jeanne, and anyone else I've missed.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on July 30, 2016, 09:56:48 am
I guess I didn't post yesterday.  I hope everybody's ready for a good weekend.  Nothing doing here.  My big stuff yesterday was getting a haircut and playing duplicate.  I'm not thrilled with my partner.  She's someone I'm barely acquainted with, and after several times playing, I still have no idea of what she means by her bids.  Since we have no contact outside of the time we play, there's really no way to talk about it.  I guess if either of us were really serious we'd make the effort to do that. Having said that, we came in second yesterday, so I guess I shouldn't complain.  And, in any case, it give me a chance to play bridge.  The group I have played with here seems to be deteriorating - for a variety of reasons, but I'll be missing the next two weeks in any case, so we'll see how that works out.

Ann & Al (John's sister and BIL) will be here late Tuesday preliminary to our trip.  We'll be flying out of Atlanta next Friday for our boat trip off the coast of Maine.  Really looking forward to the trip, but concerned about handling the trip home by myself - it'll be the first time I will have had to deal with it all.  Hope springs eternal.  LOL

Have a great weekend,  Buddies!

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on July 30, 2016, 12:25:15 pm
Good Morning!

We have cooler weather this morning, so we walked and then I suggested we stop in a cafe on our route and we had breakfast and are now home...exercised and fed!! :thumbup:

I worked a bit on our hedge that the landscapers trimmed for us, but there were quite a few cut pieces they missed on cleanup, so they're now brown and easy to see.  When they're still green, they're hard to see.

Our bridge group has grown as people come from the formerly huge Tuesday group.  That group has deteriorated due to one woman who insists on telling everyone what they SHOULD have played and who can't be trusted to be the only one keeping score.  She brought along another woman who apparently has a bit of a foul mouth and that offends others.  So, they're migrating over to our Wed. group.  We had 10 on Wed. 

Your trip sounds great, Mary.  Enjoy, and I'm sure you'll be fine on the way home.  Maybe you can ask for a cart to be at your stop when you sign in  to get you from one gate to another if you have to change.

Nothing big going on here this weekend.  I need to continue cleaning kitchen drawers.  I didn't get too far the other day. 


Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on July 30, 2016, 12:28:50 pm
jane, your morning walk and breakfast out sounds great.  Re my trip - I've already booked a wheelchair.  I know from previous experience, that's just the best way for me to deal with airports.  That's too bad about the "other" bridge group.  One (or two) bad applies can certainly spoil the group for the rest of the bunch.  Glad they have your Wednesday group to move to.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on July 30, 2016, 01:02:34 pm
Good for you getting the wheelchair booked already.  It's the only way to go.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Molly on July 30, 2016, 01:19:57 pm
I just came home from the grocery store and thought I was going to faint from the intense heat before I could unload the bags and bring them into the kitchen.  I park the car by the side porch so it is easier for me to carry the bags directly to the kitchen, rather than up the staircase from where I park the car.  Still trying to cool down a  bit.

My wonderful neighbor was also in the Store and we agreed to share a large Watermelon.  We do that regularly, since the larger ones seem to be a bit more tasty than the smaller ones or those that are already cut in quarters.

When Mohamed called this morning I could hear children in the background singing and having fun.  He explained that his Neice and Nephew had come to visit to see what mischief Uncle Mohamed had ready for them.  He is always thrilled when the kids come to visit.

I decided to treat myself at the Grocery and bought a Bundle of fresh food so I don't have to go shopping again for a while, thanks God!  I've been experiencing more and more pains in the back of my neck, shoulders and along my spine whenever I am on my feet too long - like shopping in a busy Grocery Store!

Hope all friends stay cool and enjoy the weekend!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on July 30, 2016, 01:36:22 pm
Mary, do they have couples bidding cards (forms) available to you? If so, that would be a good way to suggest sitting down with her and deciding what conventions you each use and what you don't. I'm glad you have booked a wheelchair. If and when I fly again, I plan to. These airports are so big now for those of us who have trouble walking far.  I hope you have a great trip.  Hopefully, it will be a lot cooler there. Mary, can you tell if the Melatonin is helping you?

Jane, I still haven't gotten to my drawers, however, I did get the fridge done.  I have a load of laundry in now. John got his walk in early this morning before I even got up!  I was up till 4:00, so I slept in till 10:00.  This not sleeping really is the pits.

Molly, I'm glad you got your shopping done. It's a lot cooler today than last week, but still awful. You have my sympathy for all the back pains. I'm right there with you.

No plans for the day other than to make a Greek pasta salad with shrimp.  It is a nice cool recipe and we love it although I haven't fixed it for a while.

Have a nice day and weekend, everyone.  Sharon
Post by: MaryPage on July 30, 2016, 03:07:02 pm
Hi, Gals!  Much nicer day today: we are only in the low eighties!  Not many boats out there for a Saturday afternoon, though.  I expect everyone planned to do something else with this last Saturday in July.

I've been doing not much of anything.  Worked up my calendars for the next few months.  Got some small, easy chores that have been nagging at me completed.  I always feel a halo over my head when I have accomplished that!

So now I'm going to finish reading this week's The New Yorker and get back to the Aunt Dimity book I am reading currently.  Wishing you all a pleasurable afternoon, with my love, MaryPage
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on July 30, 2016, 04:40:49 pm
Sharon, we play duplicate at the Chattanooga Bridge Center.  The organization owns (or rents) the building and is the local facility of the ACBL.  All the hands are pre set up on boards, and we use bidding boxes, little computers for the score-keeping, etc.  This is the page showing the hands and scores for last Friday.

We can look this up almost as soon as we get home from the center on the day of play.  Makes it easy to check hands and see what others did.  (Sorry, not of any interest to anybody else here, I guess.  LOL )

I think the melatonin helps.  I think I'm taking about 6 mg at night.  I still wake up once or twice during the night for potty breaks, but mostly I go right back to sleep.  They come in 3 mg tablets, and you might try one of those. 

Sounds like you're getting some good stuff done, MaryPage.  Enjoy your book.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on July 30, 2016, 04:55:19 pm
Hi everyone  just  taking it easy  having fun with  the grands 
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on July 30, 2016, 08:43:47 pm
Hope you get better service than I did when using a wheel chair at the Chicago airport. I was heading for Texas at the time. Had one leg on a cast. Chair was waiting fine. Had to get over to gate for Houston. Only had 20 min. The girl went wrong way got lost. I missed the flight. People waiting in Texas. I got out of the chair fuming because the told me a hour wait. Told them I wanted first plane going to Texas no matter what lone or class. They had to get hold of family and let them know. They  do have  a corporate office which I found. He got me on one in 15 min.
It was so funny coming back as they had a booking for a wheel chair . Told them forget it I will crawl over. They said .Oh you must be the English women who they lost in the O'hara airport.
We were warned. Really got good service . I still had to get another connecting flight from O'hara to champaign. They had also heard the story.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on July 30, 2016, 11:02:24 pm
That's quite a story, Jeanne.  You surely got their attention.  I've always had great service.  And fortunately both my flights are nonstop - and I know that helps.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on July 31, 2016, 11:14:58 am
Blessed Sunday morning to you all!

We had a bit of a scare last night.  Ray had gone to the Legion for a steak takeout for us, and as he always does, he and his friend Todd, the guy who bought my classic car from me in June, were out back having a cigar and chatting. He said Todd didn't look good...pale and Todd's BIL came up and said Todd's wife, also a Veteran and member of the Legion, wanted him up at the cash register where she was working.  He and Ray slowly made their way up there, and Todd collapsed.  Luckily the "Rider" the motorcycle group of the Legion...most of them Sons of the him up and seated and held up traffic on the street while the ambulance took him off to the Hospital.   We went up a few hours later and they were checking his heart and all of that. He looked a lot better and sounded good.  As it happened, his PA was on duty, so she talked to Ray about how he'd been acting before the collapse.

It's a lovely day here, and the temps are climbing.  I got involved in reading last night and it was 11:00 before I reluctantly put it down and went to sleep. 

Ray's got his omelette going and then we're going to walk.  I'll do my egg whites, toast, and some bacon when I get home.  I can't eat first thing in the morning...and yep, I slept in until 9:30, so it's still "early" for my tummy.  :thumbup:

Nothing but restful and relaxed on the agenda for today.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on July 31, 2016, 12:39:43 pm
Mary, I think most of the things you mentioned are standard at regular ACBL games. What I was referring to was a partner's bidding card that is usually available free.  John keeps one for each of his partners.  You & your partner discuss bidding conventions,etc, write them down and then each of you knows what your partner means by a bid.  Also, the opponents are allowed to look at them as well.   The computer feedback is wonderful for improving your game I think. John always goes over them carefully.   I'll have to try the melatonin again. I'm sick of not being able to fall asleep.

Jane, I didn't know you had sold your classic car. I bet that was hard.  I hope you got a good price for it.  I guess everyone is different--I have to eat as soon as I get up. It was certainly a good thing Ray was with his friend when he collapsed. I'm glad he's doing better.

Jeanne, you rock!  I bet you did get good service from lthen on in.  I've never used a wheelchair, although my mother did when she flew up to visit me. She never had a problem and one time got bumped up to first class!

Marilyn, glad you having fun with the grands. I saw your pics on FB. They look cute.

John is off to his tournament (just 1 day). I didn't go to church as there was no SS on 5th Sunday. It was also promotion Sunday for the third graders and others, which didn't interest me much.

Still hot here but not as bad. Mid 90's, I think.   Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on July 31, 2016, 01:05:57 pm
Sharon - yes, we do get those sheets, too, but I've never filled one out.  I don't know what most of those conventions are - and I don't think my partner does, either.  I'm really not interested in getting much past a few of the basic ones, myself.  I really meant that I never knew on her "regular", non-convention bids what she meant.  Oh, well.  Since I'm really not that competitive or interested in earning master points, it shouldn't be that much of an issue.

jane, I hope your friend is okay.  It's scary when something like that happens, and it's good he was with people who knew what to do.

A quiet weekend continues here. Next week, it'll get busy.  Happy Sunday, Buddies!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on July 31, 2016, 04:28:19 pm
Hope everyone is having a quite Sunday..Today was dinner on the grounds I come home from church stuffed...want need any supper....still hot here but August is always worse..Hi to everyone..Darlene
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on July 31, 2016, 07:09:49 pm
I see parts of MD are having terrible floods. 

Sharon...I was very pleased with the amount they paid me for the car, and it was time.  They also gave me "visiting rights."   :2funny:

Ray talked to our friend today. They'd sent him home and said tests they did were clear.  He and his wife are flying to FL Wed. to look at buying a place there but will be home in 3 days and then the med people want him to have the brain scan to rule out, I guess, a TIA or whatever.

It's to get very hot and humid here this coming week.

Tuesday I go to the Univ. of Iowa Eye Dept. about this growth on my lower eyelid.  A couple of people have now told me these are fairly common...I just hope she'll take it off, but I suspect I'll have to go back for that.


Post by: MaryPage on July 31, 2016, 07:18:18 pm
It was flash flooding in Ellicott City, which is in Howard County.  My son Rob lives in Columbia in Howard County.  It is between here and Baltimore.  If anyone is as old as I, or nearly so, you might remember Ellicott City as having a humongous wedding business when I was a child.  Folk came from all over the nation to elope there.
Anyway, we had a lot of rain yesterday evening in a cloudburst in a small period of time.  Seems Ellicott City was built OVER a river.  Must have been a dried up river?  I dunno.  Anyway, the river rose many feet in a very short time and a flash flood raged down Main Street, which comprises the oldest part of the town, and left nearly as quickly as it appeared, leaving behind a ruined town with two dead.
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Post by: maryz on July 31, 2016, 09:58:32 pm
OMG, MaryPage - We spent a day in Ellicott City in that area.  I'll send the link on to Sue and Margaret.
Post by: MaryPage on August 01, 2016, 12:02:46 am
Joy over in Norm's place corrected my bad memory.  It was ELKTON, not Ellicott City, that was the famous place for quickie weddings.  I really resent being so aged my memory is desolving.
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Post by: jane on August 01, 2016, 12:48:20 pm
Oh, let's not talk of deteriorating memories!! :2funny:

I walked this morning to the bank, and it's getting back to the hot and humid. I was literally dripping wet by the time I got home.  Lots of dark clouds roll over and then it's clear and then more roll over. 

Laundry in and that's about my work load for today. 

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Post by: Marilyn on August 01, 2016, 04:48:09 pm
We got home yesterday  it took 7 hours without traffic, Keith got us lost in Portland when we got off to get gas. I wanted to get gas before we left Vancouver because it was right there where we got on the freeway  to come home.  We spent at least 1.5 hours trying to get back on I-5 south. The nhe wanted to stop for lun ch at carl;s Jr in Cottage grove, well after we got there and I took freckles for a walk, he didn't want to eat there but to eat the ½ sandwich I had in the cooler. Lucky for me I had taken along A Slimfast Protein drink and bar so that's what I had for lunch. I  made him take me olut to dinner though  after we got home.

Today I  have been busy catching up with our weekly Walmart run and doing  other thinks around here and  catching up with my emals. 
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Post by: SharonE on August 01, 2016, 05:38:40 pm
Hi Gals, it is about ready to storm here, or at least there are dark clouds and thunder. Who knows if we will get any rain though.

I had to mess around with John's computer this morning to get it to open. He had lost his PW again! Drives me crazy.

I agree, Jane, on loss of memory. I have such a time remembering names and some words now. Scares me to death.

Marilyn, I think I would tell Keith to leave the driving and navigating to you!  It seems like he's always messing up your trips.  Good for you for making him take you out to eat!

Mary Page, it is a shame about the flooding. It seems like there has been so much flooding everywhere the past couple of years.  It must be a horrendous thing to go through.

I called the gastroenterologist today for an appt and had to take one for Sept 23 with his NP! So guess I'll have to suffer a while longer.  The nurse did say to stop using Splenda or other artificial sweetner. She says it often causes gas and bloating which are some of my problem. I'll try doing without it and see if it helps. 

Well, John just took the clothes into the bedroom to fold and got his done, so guess I better go do mine before I start dinner.  Sharon

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Post by: maryz on August 01, 2016, 06:35:11 pm
Marilyn - sorry, but I had to laugh at your Portland disaster.  John finally took his BIL's advice and really learned "U-turns are our friends!"  LOL

Sharon, interesting about the artificial sweeteners.  One of John's nieces is allergic to them - has been for years.

No rain here - just heat and humidity.  Not much in the way of cards today, but some were fun to play.
Post by: MaryPage on August 01, 2016, 06:49:09 pm
I am also allergic to artificial sweeteners.  After my experience, after years of using them, I urgently want to warn everyone not to use them or drink anything that contains them.  They messed with my BRAIN!  When the long ordeal was all over, then, and only then, I found out my neurologist had the same allergy to them, as did my personal physician's office nurse.  Scary stuff. 
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Post by: Marilyn on August 01, 2016, 09:28:04 pm
I've been using Stevia for years and it is all  natural.
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Post by: jane on August 02, 2016, 10:21:04 am
How frustrating, Marilyn!

I have an appt at U of I Eye Clinic today about this "thing" on my lower eyelid.  I hope it's something she can take off today.  Others have told me they had what were cysts there and the doc drained them. 

Have a good 2 of Aug, Buddies!


Title: WEN?
Post by: MaryPage on August 02, 2016, 12:08:06 pm
I wish you luck, Jane.  I have what I think they called, years and years ago, a "wen" growing just barely above my eyelid at the inside corner of one eye.  I asked about it when it first appeared, around 1980, and was told it was nothing to worry about.  Since that time, it has grown considerably, but it is not huge and is not a nuisance.  It is kind of sort of whitish as compared with the rest of my skin coloring.  Like a colorless mole, I guess.  When I look up "wen," I cannot find anything, so maybe I misheard or misremember.  I have, over the years, noticed many other people with these.
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Post by: JeanneP on August 02, 2016, 02:14:04 pm
So far not been the best 3 days. Starting Sunday. Went to Indy. to pick up GD and children. That was good. (They really grow in a year). Took to Daughters house which is 38 miles from me. On leaving I backed out on her driveway and hit the last big stone with a point sticking out  on their Stone wall. (Sun was in my eyes. ) It got my back tyre ,tearing a big hole in it. Went flat right away. Lucky I found I had a doughnut tyre not used in my car. Took awhile to put on. Also made my muffler sound even louder. Tyre made it back to my home. But just as it was out of air.  And me out of gas. 8pm at Walmart's getting new tyre on. Ran around to muffler shop and they took care of putting a full system on. Boy was the old one full of holes. rusty. Not many have the older Flex hoses.Also don't like to work on them. Full Check up and Oil change done now. So all in All things should be great. Will drive the car longer now. I even took it and got it all washed and cleaned out. Feel good driving it. Now for a good time for  last of this week. Other than it is going up into high 90s again. Hope the kids are  in a mood more for indoor Recreation.
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Post by: SharonE on August 02, 2016, 02:56:25 pm
Hi Gals,  I just got back from the eye doctor. I also took Ms Frances with me as I was able to get her an appt at about the same time.  What an ordeal it is to get her in and out of buildings. I took her walker today and that worked better than just her cane, although she doesn't like using it away from home.  I guess she thinks it makes her look old!  ;D  Anyway, afterward, she suggested we go to the golf club dining room for lunch as her treat. That was nice, but I was worried about Bunny because I didn't get home till after 1:30 and she expects to eat at 12:00 sharp!  However she was fine when I did get home.  I'm always so relieved to get Frances safely home without any falls etc. At 98, she really is frail.  Neither of us needs new glasses, so that was good.

Mary, John is playing 10 sessions of bridge this week!  A sectional tournament here in Charlotte.

Jane, I hope you were able to get the "bump" removed. It sounds bothersome.

Jeanne, you did have a time. Glad your car is all fixed up and ready to go now.

Mary Page, I think "wen" is a good term. Don't know why you couldn't find it. I've heard it used in the past.

Nothing else going on here. As Mary said, just hot and humid!   Sharon
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Post by: GinnyAnn on August 02, 2016, 04:52:51 pm
Hot and humid here.  I have been inside most of the time these days.  It must be the weather that has me dizzy. Of course I try to be careful. Ray did his volunteering at the hospital today. He does it on most Tuesdays.

Ray has a good sense of direction. I sure don't :-(

Haven't got a notice for an eye appointment yet, but may try for one soon.
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Post by: Marilyn on August 02, 2016, 05:10:34 pm
Hello everyone: I went to the ENT this morning, He isn't going to do the Balloon procedure on my nose  right now
I go back in 6 months.  I also made my eye appointment for 31 December, That's how far ahead they are making the appointments, I had received a card to make one. Next week Freckles goes back to the vet to be weighed, hopefully she hasn't gained any being on the Prednisone.

This evening is the National Night out with the First Responders at the park, Furry Friends is participating so Keith and i are taking Freckles  and the Police Dept. will feed us. The Fire and Rescue will be there as well.
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Post by: jane on August 02, 2016, 08:15:48 pm
Doc not sure, but thinks this thing she removed may be a mole in layman terms.  She did send it for biopsy and if a basal cell, then dermatology and she work together to go deeper and then reconstruct.  Nerve wracking day, but I'm glad the thing is gone.  She'll call with biopsy report and I see her in a month for check up that it's healing. TWO women eye docs today....her resident is a beautiful New Orleans gal who has both an MD and a PH.D, is married with a baby who'll be 2 on Sept. 2 and is an accomplished cellist.  WOW...and the Doc is also young looking,an Assistant Professor,  but said she was so glad to be practicing in Iowa. She was in Palm Beach .  She said the women there have all have these huge makeup mirrors and complain  if they lose ONE eyelash in a surgical procedure. I told her I just want healthy eyes!

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on August 02, 2016, 10:19:45 pm
Jeeze, jane, I hope all is okay.  That does sound scary.  But what a duo of doctors!

Ann & Al got here okay.  Just a long all-day trip from California.  I hope they get a good rest tonight, and we'll see what we do tomorrow.  Nothing too strenuous - we're too old and it's too hot!  LOL
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Post by: jane on August 03, 2016, 10:25:26 am
I was up early and awake a lot as Ray's got bronchitis or whatever and so was restless and coughing.  He's hoping to get into a doc today, or will go to the WalkIn Clinic at 4:00.

I got my walk in, but the humidity had me soaking wet by the time I got home.  Now to cool down, shower and get ready to go and enjoy some bridge.

My eye looks great...but itchy...and the ointment I have to put on it makes everything foggy...but small price for having that "thing" gone.   :smitten:

Post by: MaryPage on August 03, 2016, 10:33:00 am
I'm so glad you have that off your mind (and eye!), Jane.  One less worry, but if your life is anything at all like my own, more will come tumbling along!  It just never fails.

Beautiful day in my town.  You have to wait a minute for this to download, but it is marvelous to see City Dock IN THE MOMENT once it does, so I beg you to have patience and Enjoy!
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Post by: SharonE on August 03, 2016, 11:35:52 am
Jane, so glad they removed the "mole". Hope the biopsy report is good.  Sounds like some extraordinary doctors!  Hope you get good hands this afternoon. Sorry Ray has bronchitis again. Hope they are able to treat it quickly.

Mary, glad your fellow travelers have arrived. When do you leave?  I know you told us, but..... I agree that there's not much you can do in this heat and humidity.

Mary Page, nice view from your webcam.  Looks like a nice day.

We're rather overcast so far.  We did actually get some rain last night, maybe a tenth of an inch, but better than nothing.  Supposed to only reach 88 today, the lowest forecast temp in weeks and is to be the same the next 2 days before bouncing back up in the low 90's.  Horrendous humidity though.

John is off playing bridge and I have absolutely nothing planned!  And I'm delighted.  Since John is going to be playing bridge all week during the day, he won't be home to bring in the groceries for me! That is an absolute must by the time I finish all the shopping, so he said he would take me out to an early dinner Friday, then shop with me and then bring it in.  Works for me.

Stay cool, gals.  Sharon
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Post by: maryz on August 03, 2016, 09:50:03 pm
I do enjoy being with Ann & Al - they're really special folks and family.  I picked them up this morning and brought them back here to see my place and just visit a bit.  Then we drove over to the Sculpture Fields so they could see John's tree and the sculpture in the park.  They enjoy that kind of thing, so even with the heat, they walked around a little more than I did (while I got the a/c going to cool down the car.  We had a nice lunch at a nearby local bakery/sandwich shop.  We all got salads - Ann & I got the daily special - fresh local greens,  fresh peaches, goat cheese, pumpkin seeds - delicious!  Then back home for a while.

Margaret came over and we went downtown to take a late afternoon ride on the Tennessee Aquarium River Gorge Explorer (hydrofoil catamaran).  It goes downriver from the downtown dock, into part of the Tennessee River Gorge - a really neat trip.  We saw a number of ospreys and great blue herons, but not a lot of other wildlife.  Probably too hot for them, too.  We finished off the evening with a nice dinner at my favorite Chinese restaurant, and then called it a day.  No specific plans for tomorrow.  We leave on Friday for Portland, and board the boat Saturday morning.

jane, I hope Ray gets better soon.  And Sharon, tell John I hope they do well this week.

Hugs to all the Buddies!

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Post by: jane on August 04, 2016, 08:58:04 am this cruise up and around Nova Scotia, etc?  Is so, and you get to Baddeck , don't miss the yarn shop there....Baadeck yarns...yeah spelled like that.  That's such a beautiful city and that yarn shop is fabulous.

Have a safe and wonderful cruise!

Nothing much here...too hot  🌞 and humid for anything, so laundry and reading.
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Post by: maryz on August 04, 2016, 09:05:41 am
jane, this is just the "harbors and islands of Maine", so no Nova Scotia.  I've been to Baddeck, but it was a long time ago.  If there was a yarn store there then, I'm sure I found it (love the pun on the name).  LOL.  We got to Nova Scotia several times - it's a lovely place to visit - especially Cape Breton Island.  We always planned to get back there sometime, but......

Happy Thursday, Buddies!
Title: MAINE
Post by: MaryPage on August 04, 2016, 10:37:56 am
If you get to Vinalhaven, which, I believe, is Maine's largest island, I have family there.  And in Portland, which, obviously, is not an island!

I was in Maine in 1990, and ate lobster all day long!  Heaven!

When I was young, some of my Washington, D.C. family used to go to Bar Harbor every summer, but then it burned down!  I remember their Christmas tree was sent down from there every year up until World War II.  I think the last time the tree came from there was the same month that Pearl Harbor happened: December 1941.
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Post by: JeanneP on August 04, 2016, 01:32:44 pm
MaryZ.  Being on the river may be a little cooler.  I want to make that same cruise around the Maine area one day. One of the only places not been in US. Where did you pick it up?
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Post by: SharonE on August 04, 2016, 01:55:58 pm
Mary, it sounds like you had a great day yesterday. I would love to take that River Gorge cruise. I hope you have a wonderful time in Maine and environs. When will you get home?  We'll miss you but envy you the cooler weather up there.  I haven't been to Maine either but would love to. However, unless my back gets straightened out, I doubt I'll ever get to.

Jane, I enjoy the Baadeck Yarn cartoons you post on FB.

Hi Jeanne and Mary Page.

I ran over to the club house to drop off some book donations for the free lending library there, and also to give a check to the Helping Hands group for their Back to School Drive.  I usually shop for the supplies myself, but I just don't have the energy to go WalMarting.  They were just as happy with the check though.

I've also done my back exercises but not much else.

For those of you who know Jaywalker (Jane), apparently her 2nd daughter who was fighting cancer has lost  the fight.  I can't imagine losing 2 children!  My heart and prayers go out to her.

Keep cool.  Sharon
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Post by: Marilyn on August 04, 2016, 03:17:12 pm
I knowe she said Joy was close but I haven't seen where she lost the fight I will have to find out about that.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on August 04, 2016, 04:51:04 pm
It seems like Jaywalker has been in both Seniornet and S and F long time. I guess I have not been reading about her daughters.  So Sad. My Sympathy goes out to her.
Maybe later she will be back here.
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Post by: Molly on August 04, 2016, 05:02:34 pm
Indeed it is so very sad to learn of the passing of JAYWALKER'S daughter!!  I'm confident that many PRAYERS have been sent forward to her from friends of many years.  I've said the Prayers of the Repose of the Soul as I write this message and know that our Lord will bless JAYWALKER as she mourns her daughter's passing.  God Bless! 
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Post by: Marilyn on August 04, 2016, 06:08:04 pm
Jaywalker's daughter has NOT passed away yet, she is  very weak, at home on hospice and heavily medicated. Her husband is by her side and posted on Facebook a couple of days ago what was going on with her, but she is still alive.It probably won't be long before the end comes.
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Post by: maryz on August 04, 2016, 09:24:32 pm
Jaywalker, our hearts are with you.

Jeanne, the trip is not a river trip, but in the Maine harbor - but still should be cooler.  It's with American Cruise Lines.  This will be my third trip with them, and have been generally pleased with them and their services.  We've done one on the Columbia River and one on the Mississippi River (from St. Louis to Minneapolis).  We talked about the various excursions today, getting an idea of which ones we like to do.  Fortunately we've (Ann, Al, and I) have never felt we were "joined at the hip" and had to do everything together.  I won't be doing most of the walking tours, but might be doing some on my own.  Anyhow, we're off in the morning.

MaryPage, wish I'd known you earlier.  Our first trip to ME was a week on a schooner (the Isaac H. Evans) out of Rockland - we loved it.  The next time we went back we spent one or two nights at a B&B on Vinalhaven - this trip was on our own, on our way to Nova Scotia.  The third trip was also a schooner trip, with two of the grandkids (can't remember the name of the ship right now, but not the IHE).  So I'm really looking forward to revisiting some places.  Vinalhaven is a terrific place - we loved it, but I don't think we stop there.

We went to the museum (the Hunter Museum of American Art) today, and spent most of the morning there.  The traveling exhibit and the permanent collection are very nice, and we enjoyed it. Next we went across the street to a very nice art gallery (fortunately we didn't find anything we couldn't live without).  And we had a nice light lunch at the nearby coffee shop.  After driving by the sculpture garden, we came back to my apartment to hang out for the afternoon.  We talked about the various excursions offered and make some tentative decisions as to which ones we want to do.  Fortunately, as traveling companions, we've never felt that we were "joined at the hip" and had to do everything together.  I know I won't be doing any of the guided walking tours, but will probably do some by myself - and do a couple of the museums and bus trips.  Time will tell.

And a new wrinkle in travel, devices, technology, and old folks. I got an e-mail from Delta that I could check in.  I followed the trail through the different instructions, and got to the place where it asked if I wanted them to send the boarding pass to my mobile device, send me an e-mail, or send me something to print.  Since neither Margaret or Al could get my computer to talk to my printer yesterday, I said send
it to my mobile device and gave them my cell number, and clicked "next".  My phone promptly told me I had a text, and there was a square code thing-y that I assume will work for my boarding pass.  'Twill be interesting.
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Post by: SharonE on August 04, 2016, 10:13:33 pm
I'm sorry I indicated Jane's daughter had already passed, but the first posting I read wasn't clear. Later I read that she is in hospice and that it is imminent.

Mary, it sounds like a wonderful trip.  My kids get their boarding passes via their smart phones too, but mine is only semi-smart  :( , so I can't do that.

I just ordered a back device from QVC that is FDA approved for lower back pain from a variety of causes. It helps open the discs.  I will have 30 days to return it if it doesn't work, but cross your fingers for me.  It is the Special Value of the Day and only $35 if anyone else is interested. It is designed by a chiropractor and has no moving parts. If any of you are interested, go to and click on the picture.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on August 05, 2016, 10:27:43 am
QuoteMy phone promptly told me I had a text, and there was a square code thing-y that I assume will work for my boarding pass.  'Twill be interesting.

I've seen many "young" people do just that, Mary.  They show that square thing on their phone to the checkin woman as you go to enter the "walk to the plane" thing and she scans it with her hand held device like she does the same thing on the paper copy.  You'll be right up there with the young people and their "do everything" phones!!   :smitten:

Beautiful morning here...after some strong thunderstorms last evening and night.  I skipped Knit Night as I had no desire to be anywhere but home with the strong storm and winds.

I need to walk.  Nothing much here...we have a joint 80th Birthday party for two guys from Ray's coffee, and I play bridge with both of their wives. They've been friends forever and I expect a lot of people we know will be there.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on August 05, 2016, 01:17:43 pm
MaryZ.  Now I get the Brochures from that Company all the time. Their Trips do sound good. For me though most seem to have the pick up places so far from me.
Another Co. I get is from Nova Scotia that sounds good but pick up is in Halifax. So harder to do them then for me to fly to UK and things much closer together.  Same great prices over there now on River cruises  And 5 day coach trips prices unbelievable. UK People travel a lot but the messes all over Europe is keeping the at home I think. I do things with my cousin and wife when there but at this time both are in the middle of getting their knees replaced.
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Post by: GinnyAnn on August 05, 2016, 11:46:48 pm
It has continued to be hot and humid. Thank goodness for AC. I haven't done anything today. So sad for Jane's family.

Post by: MaryPage on August 06, 2016, 11:22:05 am
My a/c failed on Tuesday, and I have been 5 days and 4 nights in the heat.  BGE HOME just left, having installed a brand new fan, which had to be ordered after their visit here on Wednesday and is under warranty.  Everything appears to be working and the apartment is cooling down as I write.  Another gorgeous day here on the bay, and I am one Cool Lady!
I have managed to keep fairly comfortable when in my easy chair, as I have a large floor fan turned right towards where I sit.
I thought Brazil did a great job with the opening ceremonies of the Olympics last night.  My one and only complaint is the usual one: WHY are we forced to miss so many nations entrances because of interruptions for commercials?  I feel it is unfair for me to grade the outfits the various teams wore when I actually missed so many of them, but inasfar as the ones I DID see, I thought the Cook Islands had the best.  I thought the ones our own USA team wore this year were great, but not in the top two or three.  I like pretty.  Our team looked young, healthy, exuberant and raring to go.  I thought the lighting of the Olympic Flame the most original and beautiful EVer!  How 'bout your thoughts?
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on August 06, 2016, 05:44:00 pm
I only saw part of the opening...I did like the USA outfits and liked some of the tropical countries with the bright turquoise with white pants, etc.   I didn't last long enough to see the lighting. 

We went off to Waterloo today and I bought a mini Ipad 4 but I'll have to go back Monday and have them help me download my backup.  All Icloud wants to show me are the backups from Ray's.  RATS!!

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on August 06, 2016, 06:24:50 pm
Jane. Let me know if you like the Mini.  My IPad is either 3 or 4 years old now and with using a Amazon Fire and liking the size to put in purse I am thinking that maybe next IPad could be the Mini.

Looks like Staples have the Mini on sale for $379. Arn't the bigger IPad expensive. Saw them at $879 the other day. To high for me. Maybe closer to end of year all will be on sale.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on August 06, 2016, 06:46:51 pm
The high end ones...with 256 GB and WiFi and Cellular can be over $1,000, but I have no use for all of that as I don't do high tech graphics or video recording, etc.  All of that is way beyond my abilities.  The mini 4 will fit in my purse and yet it's about the size of a regular paperback so reading books on it is no problem. 

I'll need to go back Monday and have them help me download my Ipad backup.  All it wants to show me on icloud is Ray's Ipad. 

Beautiful day here today...humidity much lower so I could breathe and had some energy.  When the humidity's high, I seem to tire out easily.

The birthday party last night was good.  Lots of people and it seemed everyone was having a good time.  I got home in time to watch the beginning of the opening of the Olympics.


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Post by: JeanneP on August 06, 2016, 07:59:38 pm
It has been nice here today also. Should dress for it and go take a walk. just been lazy today and so hate to change into clothes . Will do it tomorrow.
That is what I like my Amazon fire for. Size of a Paper back. (which I can't stand to use them.) Got to figure out how to put the IBooks from the library on it. Go onto my IPad easy but does it a different way on the Fire. I need to go over and have them show me how. Will do it tomorrow also
I have books I bought from Amazon on the Fire. Easy to do that.

We still don't have a Apple Store anywhere close to C/U. Crazy
Post by: MaryPage on August 07, 2016, 11:49:55 am

Gorgeous day here on the bay.  The glistening waters out there are full of white sails interspersed with the long wakes of a few power boats.  And Somewhere out there on the Chesapeake, or in one of its many nooks and crannies (did you know the entire shoreline of this mightiest of estuaries amounts to MORE mileage than all of the left coast and east coast and gulf coasts COMBINED?), lies a small fishing boat (powered) with great grandson Ezra aboard with his grand uncle Steve.  For the second time this summer, Ezra's parents, Paige & Alex, have been indulgent with their 5 year old and brought him from Baltimore for a fishing lesson.  I think they are probably on the boat with him, as is his grandfather, Greg.  Please everybody reading this, say a little prayer that Ez catches his first fish today!  He learned about the rod & reel last time, but caught nothing.  Doesn't your heart twist painfully when you contemplate a five year old boy yearning to actually pull up a fish?  So does mine!  So pray already!
I have a couple of letters to write, and then will sink into my favorite chair and finish the Sunday paper and mebbe, actually most certainly, take a little Sabbath Nap.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on August 07, 2016, 12:40:59 pm
Here's hoping Ez got his fish!

We've walked, and so now in with the AC on as it's so humid out there already.

Jeanne...our ONLY Apple store in the whole state is in a new shopping center in West DesMoines!  I went to an authorzed Apple reseller who has the ipads, Mac computers and does repair, etc.  I preferred this to someone at Best Buy who may or may not know the product. 

Ray had two buddies he used to work with coming by this afternoon for a visit. One lives here in town; the other is now in Savannah, GA.

I'll be watching the Olympics some today and then the first preseason pro football games is tonight.


Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on August 07, 2016, 02:22:15 pm
We saw a bit of the opening ceremony on the TV in the restaurant where we had dinner Friday, but not enough to really appreciate it. After dinner we went to the grocery and then came home and put it all away and collapsed. Didn't bother seeing if it was still on.  I'm not a big Olympics fan. I enjoy the gymnastics & a little of the swimming, but that's about it. In the winter I like the skiing and the skating.

I've been to SS & church. Then stopped at Lowes to pick up 3 plants to replace some that died in the horrible heat. I will try to get up early and plant them tomorrow AM before it gets too bad. I also put in a load of towels.   I didn't get to sleep till after 3:00 last night, so I may take a snooze too.

I have a small La Pan pad but I'm not overly enthusiastic about it. I keep thinking I will try to download an app that will allow me to download books from the library. Lori told me the name, but I'm not sure I remember it correctly. I think it was Overlord, but don't quote me.

My back has really been bothering me, so not doing much.  Sharon
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Post by: jane on August 07, 2016, 02:41:14 pm
It's Overdrive, Sharon, and I'd suggest going to your library with your device and having them show you how to do it.    I have both the Kindle and the Nook app on my Ipad, and most of our library's digital download can be done in either format.  I always cgoose Kindle, because it's so easy and I can return the book through my Amazon account if I finish it early.

I've gotten my sheets washed and dried and the guest room bed's sheets back on.  RAy slept there while he was coughing so at night.

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Post by: Cottoncandy on August 07, 2016, 03:09:17 pm
We had our family reunion this week I'm wore out today. Had 23 here for dinner yesterday...all gone now..but the changing bed sheets will be tomorrow.  Hi to any  looking in..Darlene
Post by: MaryPage on August 07, 2016, 04:16:28 pm
Ezra caught THREE fish!  A spot and two perch.  So he got to go out on the boat AND caught his first fish.  Huge day for a five year old!  Thanks for the wishing for him.
Oh, and almost best of all, Uncle Steve let him steer the boat a little bit when they were nearly back home.
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Post by: jane on August 07, 2016, 05:06:55 pm
Uncle Steve is the HERO....Ez caught 3 fish AND got to drive the boat.  That little boy is on Cloud 9, I'm sure.

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Post by: JeanneP on August 07, 2016, 06:50:32 pm
Sharon.  As Jane Says. Take your tablet to the Library and they will set it up so you can get your books on there.  I do that now on my tablet as have enough on my IPad and the Amazon Fire is smaller and can put in my purse when having to wait in Appointments.  My library don't buy as many books now in LP for the shelves to nice to have on Tablet. You can keep renew them like with your card.
Can you believe My big fancy library had to shut down for 2 days because found bed bugs there.  Yuk.....
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Post by: JeanneP on August 07, 2016, 06:51:02 pm

Well Another lazy Sunday for me today. Not as hot out but still high 80s and humid. So. Read the big Sunday paper. Same old news. That did not take long. Set computer to do a Full Scan. This takes about 3 hours. Took a hour nap. Now making a fast easy dinner.
Making Southern Fry Chicken. Just put one can of New Potatoes. Don't use them often but good when you roll them in the Egg,Panko that the chicken was covered. Popped into the skillet with the chicken. Will do some green beans but will most probably just have a piece of chicken and a salad. Rest will make 2 meals for later.
Watching some of the Olympics.  Only interested in the Swimming, Gymnastics, Couple of others not on yet.  As usual, China and Japan picking up most the golds. Have to say. They are good. But lots of time left yet.

Couple of my shows on TV  tonight. So that is my day . Feel a little guilty not doing walking but out a lot tomorrow. It will make it up.
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Post by: Marilyn on August 07, 2016, 09:48:04 pm
I am thinking of gettin a GPS device for my car. Any and all recommendations are welcome.
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Post by: GinnyAnn on August 07, 2016, 10:04:08 pm
We have a GPS in our car.  Since we don't often go to new places, haven't used it much. It can be funny when it says "recalculating" which it does if you go differently than the last direction it gave. It depends on satellite coverage.

Quiet day here. 
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Post by: jane on August 07, 2016, 10:27:57 pm
Marilyn....if you have a smart phone, I've found that the google maps is our best GPS.  I've not ever had a separate one.  Ours were part of the car's navigation system, and the google maps is much better, imho.

The preseason Hall of Fame football game was canceled because of field comditions.  The announcers were stunned, it seemed.  I don't know how they're going to fill those hours now.   

We're watching  Olympic swimming.

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Post by: maryz on August 08, 2016, 10:38:43 am
Finally got a signal, in Castine, Maine. Lovely weather, nice people, way too much delicious food, lobster with everything. Nice to have some cooler temp. Seeing some olympics late.

Marilyn, I use gps on android phone with Google maps, too. Gives traffic and construction info too.

Who knows when I'll get internet again.
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Post by: SharonE on August 08, 2016, 11:45:37 am
Hi Gals, Thanks for the info on downloading books. I really need to do that. I'm going to the library one day this week--as soon as I finish the last book that I am reading.

Marilyn, we have a Garmin GPS, but if you have a smart phone, take the other girls' advice. My kids do that.  John hates the GPS and calls it "Mother". I guess it is the tone of her voice.  Sometimes it does take you in weird directions to reach where you're going.  Ours is about 5 yrs old so it doesn't have all the bells and whistles some do.  I know that Tom Tom is a good brand also.

Mary, glad to see you pop in. Was wondering if you would be able to. Glad all is going well.

I just got in from planting 3 new plants in my pots where I had lost some. I took a pain pill and got out before it got too hot, but hurting big time now.  It was too early to plant mums and since 2 of the 3 pots are in front, I had to redo them.  This heat has been so bad and one of my drip systems wasn't working well and the ones in the front, I just didn't get watered often enough due to my pain.

I talked to both Melanie and Brian yesterday. Brian and family were leaving today for Europe. Flyiing into Ramstein Germany on an AF plane, then renting a car and going to hit the high spots in Germany, France, Brussels & Luxembourg.  This trip is primarily an early graduation gift to Braeden as he studied German and wanted to go there. Sean gets the extra benefit.

Melanie was all excited about their 18 day tour of Italy and Sicily that they are taking in Oct. This will be her first trip to Europe since she was 16. Sangmin has never been.  I do hope they have a good and safe trip.  Did I tell you that Melanie had another clear CT & so is cancer-free for 3 yrs! Such a blessing.

John had a fairly good tournament. Won 7 or 8 pts, but had fun too.

Our SS teacher has conned me into teaching the class week after next when he will be out of town. I've never done that. Hope I can do a decent job.  Sharon
Post by: MaryPage on August 08, 2016, 12:09:59 pm
     Cancer free is good.  I like cancer free!
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Post by: Molly on August 08, 2016, 12:25:33 pm
SHARON - Good Morning.  I just read your post about teaching your SS class while your regular Teacher is away.  I think you'll enjoy it.  I've done that several times when our former and current Teachers were on vacation or attending some type of Conference.  I've also taught a couple of times in other Churches that I was NOT familiar with but somehow the regular teacher had heard of me and called.

One of the best preparation steps for me was to  think about what aspect of the Bible and Christianity really "speaks to me."  Took some notes, of course, but mostly just shared my own thoughts of what I have learned and enjoyed over the years when listening to the regular teacher or earlier guest teachers.

You're an interesting Lady and I am confident you will go a great job!
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Post by: Marilyn on August 08, 2016, 12:39:58 pm
Does you google maps on your phone talk to you? I would never even try to read the maps while I am driving and Keith doesn't know ho to  work a smart phone.
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Post by: JeanneP on August 08, 2016, 01:10:38 pm
Little Cooler here today but not enough for me. People calling low 80s cool. I want low 70s  But year going by fast and so it will be cool soon.

Just went to ENT doctor this morning. What a crowd the place had. But mine was fast. Just deadened my nose. Stuck a camera up. Says all looked clear to him. Raspy voice just from Sinus so take same med and Use a Saline wash in nose. Also didn't realize that Acid Re flux could also make you lose voice. I had been doing it a lot last few months.
The new Air filter system I put in seems to help a lot. Always good to check things out though.
Can't make up my mind as I am all dressed up, whether to go out to the mall or not. Need to go by Appliance Store and check so see if they know why my fridge is getting this leak coming down from the freezer to fridge part. Get may a cup of water a day now. Maybe the seal in the freezer door. Hope don't need a new fridge right now. Enough spent this month on Auto.
Need to also take all my throw rugs down to the Laundry. Monday is busy for them so may hold that until tomorrow.
Was a lazy weekend and so need to move around more today. Get some walking in. Stay out of the Bedroom where I have been sneaking in a Nap last few days.
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Post by: Marilyn on August 08, 2016, 02:59:08 pm
Jeanne ,y ENT has me doing the smae, Rinsing my sinus to clear out the mucous so i won;t have the hoarseness
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Post by: maryz on August 08, 2016, 05:24:15 pm
Marilyn, it's Google maps that talks to me through my android smart phone. Not up to my ear, just on the seat.
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Post by: Marilyn on August 08, 2016, 06:35:25 pm
Do you have to have a different ap for that mary.
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Post by: jane on August 08, 2016, 07:36:45 pm
Sharon....HURRAH for Melanie.  She deserves the trip to Italy, etc.  Cancer free is WONDERFUL!!

Marilyn....It's a separate app already on my android smart phone....just called google maps and it/she talks to you.  You can also get what is called a vent holder for your phone that puts it up near "road" level while driving. It clips to the airvent near the driver's area, at least it would on my car.    I haven't found one yet, but I'm going to look for it.  As it is, one of us holds the phone and can see the map and we both listen to the directions.  I like it because, as Mary says, it's real time.  It took us around the normal route near Tyler, Tx, because there was an accident on the interstate they'd normally have google routed us around it.  Check to see how much data usage you have on your phone.  I have 1 gig and I've never come close to using even 1/2 of that.  You can set up the route while at home on WiFi and they say that saves some data use when you're away from your wifi.

We went over to the iTech place today, and they got my new miniIpad to download my backup.  It turns out we each have an Apple ID, so that was the problem. I was using Ray's.  He also decided to upgrade from his old IPAD3 to the new Air2.  We shouldn't have to worry about either one going "kafluee"  because they're so old.

Heat and high humidity coming in again tomorrow.  Guess it's August in the Midwest.   :thumbup:

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Post by: Marilyn on August 09, 2016, 12:51:37 pm
I have had two wonderful experiences with taking Freckles to visit lately I am very proud of her.  At one of the nursing homes on Saturday my partner and I visited a hospice patient that she seen frequently.Freckles jumped right up on the bed with the patient (the dogs are not supposed to do) I told her to get off but my partner said it was OK that she  really liked to dogs. Well the  patient asked me how old was Freckles so I told her. After the visit  my partner asked me if the patient had asked how old was Freckles and i said yes. Well as it turns out that  patient doesn't speak and has never spoken to my partner during the visits.  Wow!!!

Another experience was at the Memory care Center for Alzheimer's and Dementia patients. I had not been there for 6 or so weeks with Freckles. I went in to one of the units and there was a lady sitting alone at one of the tables; as soon as she saw Freckles she said “ Oh Freckles come here” it is so rewarding to see the patients come out of their shell. One of our group has taught her standard poodle to go Woof Woof after the first stanza of How much is that doggie in the window” on of the  patients at the Memory Care center, sang the whole song after Ruthe  did that.
Post by: MaryPage on August 09, 2016, 01:01:09 pm
Oh, I do so love stories like that!  Heartwarming.  Full of life affirming goodness.  Upbeat and charming.  Write a book, Marilyn!  Go on;  do it!
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Post by: SharonE on August 09, 2016, 01:16:08 pm
Marilyn, how rewarding that must be to see how much Freckles is loved.  As to the music, they say that people who sang or played an instrument will still be able to do that even when they are deep in dementia.  They also say that playing music for them is very soothing.

Thank you Mary Page & Jane for your comments on Melanie. Her cancer was such an aggressive one, we won't think she has really beaten it until 7 years, but every bit is encouraging.

Thank you, Molly, for your kind comments on my teaching SS. I will have the prescribed lesson to cover from our books but I haven't looked at it yet. The idea of commenting on what things have touched me hadn't occurred to me, but will keep that in mind.

Jane, you are getting just too techy!  ;) I sure wish you were nearby to help me with some of the newer devices.  I'm pretty good on the computer but I just haven't branched out.

It is overcast, mid 80's and very humid. Storms forecast for the evening and that's the story of our weather all week.  Better than the 90's, but still very uncomfortable.

My cleaning girl was here today. So glad to have her.  So that and the laundry is done. Going to coast the rest of the week except for taking Ms Frances to the dentist on Thursday + the **@## grocery shopping!

Jeanne, I agree that keeping the air filters changed is very important. I put it on my calendar for every 3 months.

Hi Ginny, Darlene, Joy, and whoever else I've missed.  Sharon

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Post by: jane on August 09, 2016, 04:18:50 pm
Marilyn..wonderful experiences and such good work.

Miserable night....couldn't stay asleep, so I just had a couple hour nap.  Sure felt good. 

Heat and humidity and pollen index climbing, so not doing much here.  I did two loads of laundry and then the kitchen floor, and that's it for today.   

I've been watching the Olympics, esp swimming and enjoying that.

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Post by: SharonE on August 10, 2016, 11:28:26 am
Hi Gals, I hope the heat and humidity is breaking a little for you all. Our temps are better (mid 80's) but the humidity is still around 70%!!!

I'm going to the library in a bit to return my books & get some more.  I watched swimming and gymnastics last night. Wow, those gymnastic girls are great!  However, I've now seen pretty much all I want to.

Jane, I hope you got a good night's sleep last night. I did for a change. It's so hard to be productive when you don't.

I hope Mary is still having a great time in Maine area.

Have a good day.  Sharon
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Post by: maryz on August 10, 2016, 02:14:44 pm
Rockland Maine today. Nice town. Been here twice before for schooner trips, 1990 and @2004. Good memories. Lobster and mussels picnic for lunch. I like mussels better, so very good. Rain this afternoon, first time. Spotty slow internet.  Home Saturday noonish.
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Post by: jane on August 10, 2016, 07:19:28 pm
90 here and humidity is terrible.  I had to go to WalMart for some things, and the heat and humidity gave me a headache, it's that miserable out there. 

Tonight just chilling out and watching Olympics.

Stay cool and safe, Buddies!

Post by: MaryPage on August 11, 2016, 09:56:44 am
Another day of sparkling beauty here at bayside, but just to step outside is to be enveloped in a hot, damp towel.  Most uncomfortable. 

Well, my air conditioning is roaring away, and I am flourishing.  Busy reading the newspapers with avidity, and soon will turn to my book.  Have already ordered 2 books from Barnes & Noble this morning and corresponded with my very best friend in all this world, who is also my 1st cousin, in Cincinnati.  We agree on absolutely everything, which is nice, and feel a bit forlornly abandoned by family members who have passed on.  Neither of us is in any condition to travel, so we are well aware we will never see one another again, but we ignore that and have fun reliving stories from the past and keeping up with our individual present.

Hope you each have a perfectly lovely day!
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Post by: jane on August 11, 2016, 11:11:18 am
Thunderstorms going through here now, and then the heat and humidity to return.

Ray wants to go to CR, and I've asked him to wait until the heavy t'storms are passed.  I'll go along, just to get out a bit.  He's gotten the new car/truck bug, so I'll be sitting in the current truck with the AC on until he narrows down the choices.  I hate shopping for cars or trucks.   :thumbup:

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Post by: Cottoncandy on August 11, 2016, 11:37:16 am
Good morning...Jane. About trading vehicles..I have a Silverado pick up..wanting to trade for a suv..I like Chevrolet Tahoe and also Toyota Segovia.  Just hate the wrangling with salesman.  Darlene
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Post by: JeanneP on August 11, 2016, 01:12:35 pm
Candy.  Just don't wrangle with the salesmen. I have been buy cars now for 50 years. At first little harder as getting loan. But on last 3 I just go find what I think I want. Usual at 3 places. Take my Checkbook in hand. Ask sit with the Mrg. Say what I think I want to write a check for allowing me to just not have to pay another dime for anything. Twice I had to walk to my car but they came out. 3rd time they met the price. Just to many car places now and computation is high. All the 17s coming in.  I am waiting now and trying to find a 2015 I like. Will be a small one also.
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Post by: maryz on August 11, 2016, 01:55:14 pm
Good luck with cars. I'm glad I don't have to deal with that again. I'm sure my 2006 Altima will be my last car.

Anchored at Boothbay Harbor with good internet signal. I'm staying on board. Not interested in walking or shopping in town, or taking a walking tour. Lovely day to enjoy, though. I've booked a trip in Southeast Alaska for Margaret and me for next year.  Good discount for booking during a trip.

Happy Thursday, Buddies!
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Post by: SharonE on August 11, 2016, 05:59:43 pm
Darlene, Jeanne has it right.  My last car I did pretty much the same except that I specified the colors in & out. They had to look all over Charlotte area to find a blue one for me but it came with a sun roof and top of the line sound system, both of which I got for free. It took a while, but it worked.  I'm sure this Avalon will be my last car too. It's a 2011 and only has 28,500 miles on it.

Mary, I'm glad you've booked another trip and will have it to look forward to.

I've had a busy day. Took Ms Frances to the dentist at 11:00, got home at 1:00. Ate and rested a while, then went back out to the grocery. I used the motorized cart. It was triple coupon day, so I saved a bunch.  I've hurt a lot today, so all of it was an effort.  Now I need to go fix dinner. I got a couple lobster cakes and will do hash browns or something, so it won't be hard. 

Really hot and humid here too.  Hi to all.  Sharon
Post by: MaryPage on August 11, 2016, 07:01:20 pm
Every day now some item in the news, and to be completely honest, some days more than one, serves to remind me how startling are the custom and culture differences in just a couple of generations.  In my day, three year olds were put to bed by seven or seven thirty at night, and under no circumstances were they taken out at night.  Nor would anyone allow a three year old to ride a roller coaster!  Admittingly, a huge nationwide fear of polio, not to mention a small percentage of vehicle owners, kept my peers at home when my own generation was three, but when we were parents we were considered unforgivingly neglectful if we did not have our little ones safely tucked in their little beds rather than out in crowded fair grounds or amusement parks.  I wonder where, when, and how this notion that three year olds could go anywhere at any time and do ANYthing came about!  Astonishing and sad.  Oh, so very sad.
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Post by: Cottoncandy on August 11, 2016, 07:32:18 pm
Jeanne and Sharon..thanks for the tips. I have a 2015 pick up with only 8000 miles on it. It's hard for me to get up in was thinking of a not sure how much trade in I can
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Post by: JeanneP on August 12, 2016, 12:15:37 pm
Candy. Now try to sell the truck you have yourself. Better to trade with a dealer if you don't have a car.  Now your truck should sell fast. Very popular. Wish I had it myself. I miss the one I had. Like a truck because feel higher up when driving. But as I don't drive long distances now like I use to. Just fly then I just need a small car.
Can't believe it,today to be even warmer and yesterday was 95. With the humidity putting it up to 104 deg. I drove out of town but not until 5:30Pm and was driving back at 9:30pm. Not to crazy at driving at night anymore. Just Semi after Semi. And all the lights on the other side of the Interstate are so bright. Rolled the windows down and was nice and cool though.
Family leave for Connecticut and home tomorrow. Think my GD will be glad to get the 3 children back home.
Post by: MaryPage on August 12, 2016, 12:54:03 pm
The headline on our local newspaper this morning says we are in for DANGEROUS HEAT this weekend.  That's what it says, folks!

Chip left early to spend a couple of days in Virginia.  He took the trash and recycling out before he left, so I have no reason to stir out of my lovely a/c.  I will go downstairs to the foyer to fetch my mail late this afternoon, otherwise here I stay!

The Capital newspaper is also full of how popular Pickleball has become all over town.  Seems we have all ages playing it and finding it quite addictive.  Do any of you play?
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Post by: jane on August 12, 2016, 01:42:14 pm
MaryPage...I don't play, but one of our bridge group has played it for years.  She was a great tennis player, but at 80 says this works better for her.  It sounds as if the heat and humidity Jeanne and I had has now moved on to you.

Cooler here, but the humidity is high and we're both worn out from our trip to the city in the high heat and humidity of yesterday.  Both of us have joints that aren't happy, so we're reading and watching women's Olympic soccer on TV. 

Stay cool and safe.
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Post by: SharonE on August 12, 2016, 02:06:23 pm
Jeanne, I don't drive much at night either. The lights bother me. Nice you got to see your family though.

Mary Page, Pickle Ball is a big thing in retirement communities. We have several courts here, but of course, with my back, etc. I don't play. Would love to if I were in better shape. Not as strenuous as tennis.

My Lori is a big tennis player and is playing in 2 leagues in Chicago. She loves it.

Jane, I'm with you on the heat and humidity. STaying in in the AC. 

I did go to a neighborhood coffee one of the neighbors had for a new neighbor. It was nice and so was the new gal who is a relatively young widow. In her 60's, I would guess.  From Atlanta.

No other news here.  I hope everyone is doing well and staying cool.  Sharon
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Post by: JeanneP on August 12, 2016, 07:49:30 pm
I use to love to play tennis.  Never heard of Pickle Ball. Will have to bring it up on line and see what it is about.
I am not going to complain about our weather . Maybe its hot but just watched the weather report and what a mess Louisiana  is having again. What was it 13 ft. of Rain again. Came down fast. All the flooding again. They are promising us up maybe 3 inches over the weekend. It could happen as it is the Start of the State Fair and it is known for getting rain that week. Rain  will feel good. Everything is so dusty. No rain for almost a month now. Just to hot for me to be out cleaning up outside.  My grass gets cut weekly still. Usually he lets it go much longer this time of year. Surprising it is not dead. However the sad thing is the town has to have over 700 ASH  tree taken down. Some disease has hit. We are know all over as having the best town for Trees. Beautiful over in the University area. No way can they be saved.
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Post by: junee on August 12, 2016, 10:52:25 pm

Hi Jeanne,hatetothinkof all those trees being taken down but maybe some other tree will take their place,

Glad I saw New Orleans before all the destruction. I still remember how I hated driving at night.
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Post by: JeanneP on August 13, 2016, 01:42:56 pm
The news is not saying if anything bad happened in New Orleans. Hope not.
You have changed to Blue now and made it much larger.
It is so easy to do but then you have to keep putting the code in every time you post. I think I put it on my short cut. Will see what happens if I find it.

We got a splash of rain last night. Enough to just make the dust stick to my car and mess up the windows.  But it did close down the State fair in Springfield as they got about 4 inch fast. Streets got flooded and all the people there got stuck as could not get out of the gates. So sad. Happened the last 3 years now. And they really need to make some money.
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Post by: JeanneP on August 13, 2016, 01:48:25 pm
Lets see what happens.... couldn't find it on my desktop will put on again.
Need to get out of here and quit playing on the computers
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Post by: SharonE on August 13, 2016, 02:08:13 pm
They do eat up your time, don't they, Jeanne!  Glad you got some rain but too bad about the fair.

We haven't gotten any rain to speak of for the past week, maybe some the latter part of next week.

John pulled the heavy hose around in back for me, so I was able to clean out the bird bath really well. It was so gross!  I even used pure bleach and a scrubber on it. The basin is cement with some grooves in it, so it is hard to clean. Anyway, I got it all cleaned out and filled with clean water. I also put some mosquito beads in to keep them from hatching in it. I try to keep it cleaned out, but my light fabric hose bit the dust and the big rubber one is just too hard for me to deal with. I also filled my sunflower seed feeder. They have really been hitting it hard.

Now, I have to eat lunch and then read my SS lesson and then read the 2 after that that I may have to teach, so I can start thinking about them.

I hope Joy and her girls haven't been impacted by the flooding in BR. It looks awful.

Hi to everyone. Stay cool and dry!  Sharon
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Post by: jane on August 13, 2016, 04:13:34 pm
Weather is nice here, too, but I'm a slug today....very bad night with joint pain everywhere.  Pain med did no good, so I'm lazy today.  We had to take vacuum for some servicing...but that's been it for me. 

Watching the Olympics now.

Glad Mary is nearing home and had a good cruise.

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Post by: maryz on August 13, 2016, 04:17:01 pm
Hi Buddies - I'm home!  I got up about 3:15 this morning, left the ship about 4, for a flight out of Portland at 6 a.m.  It was a bit late leaving, but made up some time on the way back to Atlanta.  I got in, got the shuttle, and got to my apartment about 12:30.  By 1:30, I'd had a bit of lunch, unpacked, and was in my chair, reading the paper and watching some Olympic diving.

It was a great trip.  I loved being able to travel again with Ann & Al.  Plus it was a fun trip.  The stops were in neat little towns - each with its own personality.  Unfortunately for me, I found out I had more limitations than I was expecting, so didn't get to explore the towns at all.  But it was a great experience. We met some wonderful people, and the food was incredible. American Cruise Lines is a well run organization and will do anything possible to make your experience a good one.  I signed up for a trip with them next August in Alaska to do with Margaret.

An interesting observation about the other passengers - there were a lot of handicapped people on the trip.  I was concerned about my lack of mobility, but in the event, I was probably in about the middle of the 95 passengers.  There were two folks on scooters, and a lot using walkers. One lady even came with her caregiver. There were also several groups - families of 50-60-year-olds accompanying one or two parents.  They all seemed to be having a good time. In any case, it's always good to get home.

Re pickle ball - I'd never heard of it, but Sue had started taking some lessons and playing.   BTW, has anybody heard from Sue?  I had hoped she'd be back with us by now.

Our temps here are predicted to be in the low 90s.  And we had almost 3" of rain while I was gone.  That's a good thing!  Lots of wash to do tomorrow, and I'll still be resting up to get back into the routine on Monday.
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Post by: SharonE on August 13, 2016, 04:34:55 pm
Welcome home, Mary!  So glad you had a good time even if you couldn't explore as much as you wanted.  Sounded like a diverse group.  Where exactly will you be going in AK?  We did the inland passage but none of the land mass. We enjoyed it a lot but wished we had taken a land tour also.

Jane, I'm sorry you have been hurting so much. I saw that there was a big storm system coming through your area.  Rest and relax.  I can only do things by fits and starts.  Do something, then sit for a while, then do something else till I hurt too much and then go sit again.  :tickedoff:
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Post by: maryz on August 13, 2016, 05:24:56 pm
Sharon, this starts 6 August - one week.  It starts and ends in Juneau, and includes the train trip.  You can check the American Cruise Line web site for the whole itinerary.

Let's hope for less pain for all of us!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on August 13, 2016, 06:20:27 pm
MaryZ.  I got a brochure on the Alaska one the other day.  The one you just took sounds so relaxing. and trip home easy also. Like it when it works that way. No sleeping in the Airport.
Delta really had some bad ones last week. Some people it took days. about 1800 flights cancelled . I use to be able to handle hold up at airlines but not anymore.  I am thinking of going back to trains in the US.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on August 13, 2016, 06:26:49 pm
Good luck with the trains, Jeanne.  I like them, too, but I understand it's tough to find places where they go.  And they are very expensive.  Tough no matter what.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on August 13, 2016, 07:05:50 pm
Hi guys I've been trying to get somethings working right on my computer, It upgraded to the Windows 10 Anniversary verion and I am very unhappy, the upgrade said it is mandatory. but It knocked out on thing that I really need to send my stationery out that I make. Very frustrating to say the least.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on August 14, 2016, 01:10:50 pm
Welcome home, Mary!  I've heard nothing from Sue.  My last email from her DIL said she was home and using a walker but had some sort of computer problems.  That's the last I've heard.

Jeanne...the trains here in the US are not like the European ones.  We took the passenger train, City of New Orleans from Chicago to NO several years ago, and once south of Champaign, the rails were very bad and the train has to wait for any passing freight trains, etc.  We never did make it to the dining room...and the waits were incredibly long. If you decide to do train, take some food with you or find out where the "snack" bar is quickly.  The trains are also often late, due to those waits for other trains to pass.  I think the trains in the East are probably much better, since the politicians use those.   :coolsmiley:

Marilyn...I understand all "updates" are mandatory with Win10.  I'm not going there until I buy a computer with it on. 


Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on August 14, 2016, 03:36:27 pm
Janeyes I have picked up the train to NO from here in CU. about 6:30 pm got a sleeper and gets to NO at 9am. Was good then. Suppose service not as good now. Lots of Afro Am. From Chicago use it . No sleeper coming back not. Good.

Will see what will get me to NY and also to Houston TX. I am spoiled by trains in the U.K still great there. And good discounts on a senior pass bought in US.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on August 14, 2016, 05:52:44 pm
Jeanne....It wasn't the other passengers who were the problem.  It was the staff...who told people the dining room opened at 5:30pm or something like that and then they had to wait until 8:30 pm and were told then that the dining room was closing.  I won't wait in line for 3 hours to be told it's now closing. we made sure we had muffalettas from Central Grocery and other snacks with us and ate in our reclining seats.  We had a car for our travel group, and that was fine, but I won't travel that way again. Expensive and late. 

At least when you fly and the plane is late, you can find places to eat and walk around. The airports are clean, if crowded.  Memphis at 6:00 am and nothing open to get out.  We got out to stretch, but couldn't even buy a cup of coffee or get a pastry.

Spent the day trying to find an Olympics I was interested in.  Once swimming is done, it's not very exciting for me.  I'm watching volleyball now, but that's about it.

Post by: MaryPage on August 14, 2016, 11:25:39 pm
I am just Itching to know what muffulettas are!
Post by: MaryPage on August 15, 2016, 08:03:11 am
OK, I looked them up.  Dying to find the rolls and try them, but I would not like the traditional sandwich, as I cannot and do not eat processed meats, cold cuts and such like.  Well, that is not entirely true.  About once a year I buy a package of small rounds of liverwurst and feast away.  Still, as a routine thing, no processed meats in this house. 
But the Seafood one, as served in New Orleans, sounds wonderful.
I love a day in which I learn something new.  And a gorgeous day it is, here on the bay.  My cleaning ladies will be here at any moment.  I am not having them clean the decks off, as it is just too hot.  According to the weather experts, we are in for another week, at least, of dangerous heat.  My a/c is working away, and I am One Cool Lady!
love and hugs to each dear Buddy
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on August 15, 2016, 12:43:27 pm
Hot and humid here, too, and the joints are howling.  I've been out to get the errands and groceries, and I'm in for the day until we have to take Ray's truck over to the guy for servicing first thing in the morning.  It's much easier to take it this afternoon than try to get up and moving and get it there by 8:00 am! ::)

I never had or saw a seafood muffaletta, just the original which is, as you say, salami, ham, olive spread, etc.  Delicious!  Only place other place I've ever seen them is Jason's Deli, and there are none near us, so I enjoy them when we go to Brownsville, Tx.

I hope all the Olympians get out of Brazil safely. It looks beautiful, but I wouldn't want to be there.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on August 15, 2016, 03:00:56 pm
Our church went up the river yesterday to do some baptisms and have a picnic. While I was standing on the bank taking pictures, I began to feel light headed and like I was going to pass out. I walked over to a shady place where I could sit down and it kept getting worse. Debbie Withers, gave me water and another youg man came to help. they said there was an EMT present so called him over, Kevin was so efficient at taking care of me, talking to me, taking my pulse etc. Some one gave me water, Debbie poured water on my neck and head, eventually I was able to scoot over to the waters edge and put me feet in the water.
mean while Bill Saltmarsh laid hand on me and prayed. Once I was able to get to my feet and walk I was given some Gatorade for my lost electrolytes. I was helped up the stairs by that same young man and taken to my chair. Thank you Jesus for Kevin, Debbie, Bil and the young man. I feel like they saved my life and I surelly felt like I was a gonner. What a scary situation.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on August 15, 2016, 03:04:57 pm
Jane. Did you have the news on today about all the attacks  that are happening to the ones that are going down into the City. 5 more got stopped in a car and held up. Got their money and phones etc but not hurt. Mostly from other countries. US ones have been warned that they stay with their Security and they have plenty of them. My family in UK. Love going to Rio for holidays. (their  last son born was named Rio). But they do say lot of crime and really have to watch yourself.  Sort of like Europe now.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on August 15, 2016, 04:26:46 pm
Marilyn...hope you're feeling better now. 

Jeanne...yes, I saw that about the swimmers.  They've all been warned, but I'm sure they thought they were safe by going by Taxi...guess not.  And who knows if the Taxi Driver was in on it.  He knew they were Olympic athletes when they told him they were headed for the Village.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on August 15, 2016, 04:46:15 pm
Marilyn, that was scary - hope all is okay now.  We have to watch getting overheated and dehydrated.

I've been lots creakier than usual.  I've never associated any of my problems with weather before, but maybe that's changing.  Back into my routine today - swimming, coffee, hanging out at the library, and bridge.  My cards were really awful at bridge, but at least we quit a little early today.  LOL  The rest of the week is pretty easy.  I did get a massage appointment set up, but unfortunately, not until Friday. 

Stay cool, Buddies!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on August 15, 2016, 06:53:30 pm
Mary..glad u made it home and had good time..Marlyin hope you are feeling B/p has been going up some....may have to get on a med for it.  Why I try to walk everyday.   Candy
Post by: MaryPage on August 16, 2016, 09:59:50 am
Another beautiful day here in Chesapeake Country, but still hot.  It promises to be slightly less hot today than yesterday.  We have had an urgent message from management (these are condominiums) to check on the air conditioning and clear the condensate line so as to not have the drain clog and cause major water damage to our unit or the unit below.  There have been a few reports of this happening already and it gets to be quite expensive to have a plumber come out to clear the drain not to mention the damage it could do to our own and other units.  It seems that fungus grows in that pipe from all the moisture unless bleach is poured in twice a year.  I have only been doing this once a year for the past 13 years, but then again, it just gets hotter and hotter every year, and these a/cs are working much harder than they were originally meant to.  I have double checked, and all is well with mine at present, but I think I'll do an extra bleach job on it today!  Can't hurt!
Other than that, this is just going to be a lazy summer day.  Best love to each of you.  Do you think Sue will ever come back, or has she learned she can do quite well without us?  I miss her.  I am sure we all do.  Any one of us gone leaves a hole.  Take care, Y'all!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on August 16, 2016, 11:04:54 am
Marilyn, that was really scary. Was it becoming overheated or dehydrated or a combination. Please take care in the future. You might not always have all those helpful people around.

Mary, I have become used to the weather aggravated pains and creaks. Can't say I like them, but realize they're there.  Sorry about the cards.  Nice that you have a massage scheduled.

Jane, I, too, will be glad to get all our Olympic people home safely. Lochte and group were lucky to only have their wallets taken.

I took Bunny to the vet for a past-due annual checkup. They drew blood and did the urine & fecal test. I should hear back this afternoon with the results. The vet said that from an external exam, he would say she was  completely normal. So anxious to hear the test results.

Not much going on here.  We had a bad rain night before last, but needed it. More predicted. Still hot and humid and the same predicted all week.

MP, I also am wondering whether our Sue will ever return. It's been so long.  She has been on SeniorNet and then Seniors & Friends for years and years. Longer, perhaps than I have, so would think she would be anxious to get back on.   Good thinking on going ahead and treating the AC again.

Hi to anyone I haven't mentioned or to those who pop in.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on August 16, 2016, 01:10:34 pm
Nothing much happening around here.  I was virtuous and went to Silver Sneakers this morning, but was pretty slow.  It'll get better - I hope.

I have an appointment tomorrow with the attorney to, I hope, finalize John's estate.  The lawyer's bill is substantial, but not unexpected.  It'll come out of the estate account.  This guy has been okay, but nothing spectacular.  I'll be having my will and other documents rewritten, but I'll get another attorney for that - probably someone recommended by my financial advisor.

Stay cool, Buddies!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on August 16, 2016, 01:21:15 pm
I've not done much this morning...did a bit of weeding in the new area and cut off the deadheads on my geraniums.  That about does it for me...the heat and humidity are just too much.

I hope our Joy and her family are safe in all this flooding.

Take care, Buddies, and stay cool and safe.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on August 16, 2016, 01:47:29 pm
I think we are going to have a cooler day today. Maybe a little more rain. got plenty yesterday. I got caught in it at the grocery store. got wet but didn't care. Felt good.
June.  You sound more chipper today. Good. Just watch your feeling and get checked up on least little thing. Prevention beats the cure they say.

Think will do a few things around the house today.  Still no ironing done.I think we are going to have a cooler day today. Maybe a little more rain. got plenty yesterday. I got caught in it at the grocery store. got wet but didn't care. Felt good.
June.  You sound more chipper today. Good. Just watch your feeling and get checked up on least little thing. Prevention beats the cure they say.

Think will do a few things around the house today.  Still no ironing done.

I think that Sue will be back one day. I can just think how hard it must be for her at the moment. she was so use to being active. On the go all the time. It will get better. Maybe people should still sort of talk to her in here. She may be keeping up with the reading. Just not in the mood to talk yet.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on August 16, 2016, 03:57:26 pm
I have wonderful news on Bunny! I took her back to the vet for the first time since Feb. when they diagnosed her with terminal liver cancer. Since that time she has been on prednisone till recently. The blood tests showed the liver enzymes down near normal now and the only thing wrong is a UTI which will be treated with antibiotics. Apparently, it was a false diagnosis although something was obviously wrong with the liver to cause the ultra high liver enzymes and the bad ultrasound, but the prednisone has apparently cleared it up, at least for now. Thank you God for this blessing!
I know there are much more important problems in the world and people suffering from awful diseases, but for us right now, this ranks way up there on my priority list! Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on August 16, 2016, 04:49:13 pm
Great news, Sharon!
Post by: MaryPage on August 16, 2016, 09:03:48 pm
Wonderful, warm fuzzy news, Sharon, and I am happy for you.

I have had the unpleasant hyper alarm of the water heater suddenly springing a leak and water, water everywhere.  Well, Chip turned the water off and I called our landlord and a plumber will come sometime tomorrow, calling in the a.m. to confirm the time.  In the meanwhile, I missed most of the news while mopping up water by continually putting down paper towels on the wall to wall carpet.  Bummer.

Daughter Becky tells me that she and Jenny and young Sam went to see the new Meryl Streep movie, Florence Foster Jenkins last night, and they laughed until the tears were streaming down their cheeks.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on August 16, 2016, 09:34:23 pm
Great news, Sharon - I know it's a great weight lifted.

So sorry, MaryPage.  Just when you things the rain has stopped, the water starts rising.  (Sorry)
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on August 17, 2016, 11:26:10 am
Morning, Glories!!

I'm getting ready to go to the golf club for lunch and some bridge.  It's to be hot and humid, so Ray decided to skip golf and work in the basement weeding things out.  We have way too much "stuff."

Have a good Wed. in your part of the world.


Post by: MaryPage on August 17, 2016, 12:06:05 pm
Almost noon, and no word from the plumber.  Had to cancel my noon appointment with Meg to get my hair cut.
Becky emails she is substituting for a High School Journalism teacher this afternoon.  A just retired a year ago Elementary School teacher, this will be fun for Becky, who was Editor of her High School newspaper.
Great grandson Sam, who is 15, is composing a symphony.  Becky says it is really good.  Sam plays cello with the Kansas City Youth Symphony and wants to make a career of music.
Great granddaughter Emma, age 3, goes forth to her first day of Pre-Kindergarten this morning out in Oklahoma City.  Angela sent me 4 great photos of Emma going forth.
Granddaughter Deborah sent a photo of herself looking amazing in a very bright, neon green short pageboy wig.  Plus a video of her singing karaoke.  At the top of her lungs.  With her sisters Kim and Angela.  They stink, but oh my, they were having fun and made me hug myself with delight.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on August 17, 2016, 12:44:42 pm
MaryPage, love your verbal picture of the karaoke singers.  Such fun!

jane, I hope you get some good cards.

I saw the attorney this morning, signed some papers, wrote some checks (attorney's bill - ARGGHH!), and now the estate is settled.  The attorney asked if I had my documents in order, and I said I did.  I want to rewrite and update them, but I want to get another attorney.  This fellow was okay, but I always felt like I was having to push him to get things done - and there was just no real rapport.  Anyhow, I'm going to ask my financial gal for an appointment soon, and will get a recommendation from her.

This morning was swimming, attorney, and Walmart (WHEE!).  And nothing this afternoon.  My other knee started hurting on this trip, and I'm starting to think about the possibility of having them both done at the same time.  I'll have to do some thinking and talking about that.  I see the rheumatologist in a couple of weeks, and will definitely be talking to him about it.  And also the orthopedist, of course.  I've known people who have done both at once or in two operations, and all were satisfied with the outcome.  So I'm of an open mind about it right now. 

Happy Hump Day, Buddies!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on August 17, 2016, 01:11:20 pm
My poor little GGD will be entering her first year in kindergarten next week with a broken arm.
They were here for two weeks but on Saturday left fly home to  Connecticut making a stop in Indianapolis to stay with friends over night. Had one of the jumping things in their yard. Side gave way and she fell out.spent night and a day in hospital but flew home Monday.
The twins were being separated in school as not to be so noticed but now little brother wants to be with her to take care .
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on August 17, 2016, 01:25:31 pm
Thanks all for the nice comments re Bunny.

MP, your family is certainly an active one.  Sounds like fun. So sorry to hear about your water problem.  Good thing you were there to get it stopped before it damaged things. Still a pain though.

Jeanne, so sorry to hear about your GGD breaking her arm. Not a good start for school. Hope it wasn't her dominant arm.

Mary, if I ever decide on a knee replacement, I would go for both at the same time. I've heard of several people who were very happy with it.  It takes so long to recover from a KR, I sure wouldn't want to do it twice.  I had a partial replacement in 2004 and have regretted not going for the full one ever since.  Just as much pain and rehab.  Lately, I've been seeing a lot of info on stem-cell injections in the knee to regrow the cartilage, etc. I may go that route if I ever figure out my back problem.  Glad you got the estate settled and over with. Hope you can find someone better to help you out with your will, etc.   You've had a busy day.

Jane, hope you have a good game this afternoon and that Ray makes some inroads on the "stuff"!

I started work on my SS lesson yesterday, but need to work some more on it today.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on August 17, 2016, 04:50:37 pm
My cards weren't very good, but I ended up with a good partner on the third round and we won two games in a row so that 700 sure helped.  I ended up winning .50   You can tell we're big spenders!!

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: phyllis on August 18, 2016, 03:15:50 pm
 :wave:  Just wanting to say HI to you all.  I don't qualify as a Bosom Buddy but I do like to read about what all of you are doing.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on August 18, 2016, 03:42:07 pm
Mary..I have a friend that had both knee replaced at same time...she did real good...I have been sick this week with resp infection..taking AB...but have not felt good and no energy.....we got 3 in rain and now it's hot and humid...Hi to any looking in...Candy
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on August 18, 2016, 04:10:50 pm
Hi Gals, Welcome Phyllis. Be glad you don't qualify, but pop in any time to chat.

Jane, you're the last of the big gamblers!! :2funny:  We put in a dollar so our prizes are 5-4-1 for 1st, 2nd, booby.  Still not big spenders.

I was up half the night last night!  Grrrr.  Still had to go grocery shopping, so took a power cart again.

Darlene, sorry you haven't been feeling well. HOpe you mend quickly. It's no fun and seems worse in the summer.

We got a little rain last evening, almost an inch the past 2 days total. Every bit counts, but the Charlotte tally says we are -6 inches so far. We usually catch up in the fall. Hope so anyway.

Hope everyone is staying cool.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on August 18, 2016, 06:29:01 pm
Get well, Darlene!  No fun to be sick in this hot, humid weather!

Phyllis...welcome...we are a chatty group! :2funny:

Sharon...rats on not sleeping.  I'm having problems falling to sleep lately. 

We went to CR today and it was hot....93 and humid.  Takes the "starch" right out of me. 

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on August 18, 2016, 06:48:35 pm
Phyllis Welcome, I don't qualify either I joined this group quite a while ago when my daughter had breast cancer and  my friend Willa.

Freckles and I went to the hospital for visiting today and to Baycrest Rehab hospital yesterday along with the Memory care center. When I went to the mailbox this afternoon there was a package of treats for Freckles and a card addressed to her from the people down the street at the adult foster care house. That was so sweet of them, we need to give them another visit as it has been about a month since we went there.
Post by: MaryPage on August 19, 2016, 09:54:49 am
I cannot put this date down without remembering my darling Mama, my stepmother, who was the dearest person EVer.  Let's see, she would have been 106 today.  I was so lucky to have her in my life.

What a whirl of stuff going on in my family.  In the wee hours, around three o'clock, I think, we had a tremendous storm pass through here yesterday.  I am one who sleeps through such like, so I did not know about it until I saw the leftover wet outside and on my decks yesterday morning.  Kathryn & John, with wee Ava, live in the deep, deep woods.  In their living room, which is almost a wall of windows, in fact, I think you could accurately call it that, you feel as though you are living right IN the trees.  Well, one of those great beauties crashed down in that storm, and, with the unerring precision so many great trees seem to have, it smacked down right on John's new truck.  Kapow!  The insurance people came (totaled) and the tree people came (so Kathryn could get her car out) and John will, after an annoying day, have a rental until they can settle on another new truck.  In the meanwhile, a cute story.  Kathryn had to pick up Ava from Daycare, normally John's job, and take her with her to the grocery store.  Ava will be 4 months old on the 22nd.  They passed the flower department, and Ava exclaimed: "Oooooooo!" over a large bunch of sunflowers.  So Kathryn bought them for her.  Good grief!  She sent me a photo, and they were outstanding.  Many bits and pieces of news from other family: one granddaughter in the ER overnight, another going to sell up in Texas and move to Hawaii, another will turn 50 the day Ava turns 4 months, and I was there the day SHE was born!  Helaine!  Fifty!  Oh well. Tracy, who is just older, turned 50 in March.  I feel the moving walkway is turning into a swiftly moving RUNway.  Slow down, World; I'm having difficulty assimilating it all at this speed!

Another splendid summer day, all golden & blue & green, with white sails scooting along over sparkling bay waters.  Love to My Buddies.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on August 19, 2016, 10:55:10 am
What excitement good and bad in your family lately, MaryPage!!  Sure glad nobody hurt in the window and tree thing and that GD is ok after an ER run.  Wow...what a change...TX to Hawaii!! ;D

We had storms overnight and more to come late this afternoon and tonight and maybe all day tomorrow, if the "weatherguessers" are right.

Bad night not doing much the joints know the weather pressure is changing.


Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: angelface555 on August 19, 2016, 11:24:01 am
I have to confess that I too have been a regular lurker for about a year now. I do enjoy keeping up with so many of you and often wanted to comment but it wasn't my place to. My mother had breast cancer but my father and all three of us had colon cancer at different times so I feel we must be all "cancered" out, or hopefully.

Marilyn, we have many ongoing rescue groups here and some of those folks also partner in visiting our nursing homes, and private and public care homes. I remember that before my father died in 1995, he enjoyed visits from a lady and her iguana of all things!

There is a friend of mine who breeds and sells Saint Bernards as well as being prominent in Search and Rescue here, (You can easily become turned around in the forested foothills, ridges and peaks here and the multitude of rivers. This was the place that they made the movie about the boy starving to death in the old school bus). She also takes some of her dogs visiting and participates in various canine organizations and promotions.

Anyway, I thought I'd confess that while silent, I have so enjoyed occasionally visiting.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on August 19, 2016, 11:52:28 am
Hi, Angelface!  I've "talked" to you in the Computer discussion, I know, and it's good to see your post here.

Yes, we all seem to have had some experience ourselves or in our families with cancer, unfortunately. 

I'm going to try and get a walk in while it's dry and relatively cool.  My philosophy is that even a short walk is better than none at all. 

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on August 19, 2016, 12:01:26 pm
Hi Angel Welcome to our group and please do come back often.

I got a nice surprise yesterday when I went to the mailbox. There was a package of treats for Freckles and a card addressed to her. The card read Dear Freckles I hope your can enjoy these treats there is no wheat, corn or soy and they are gluten free. love from Judy and Laura at the Adult foster care home.

We will have to drop by there for a visit on Sunday after church to say hello to the ladies. I had told them that she shouldn't have regular treats. Judy and Laura are mother and daughter, the daughter walks the mother every day up our street in her wheelchair.

Yesterday we visited the hospital, we changed our visits from Friday to Thursday because there were so many empty rooms on Friday, Well, yesterday the 4th floor was just about empty and the ones that were there were sleeping all accept  3 people who dearly loved the dogs visits, Freckles was welcomed up on 2 of the beds. ( which is a no no) but the patients called her up so It was OK. The other dog was Duke he is an extra large yellow Lab  that must be mixed with something else, He weighs 114 lbs, He and Freckles get along quite well and we are often partners with him and Carlene.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on August 19, 2016, 12:26:21 pm
Mary Page, you need a computer app just to keep up with all your family members and their "doin's".

Angelface, Welcome. Glad you, too, are a cancer survivor.  Where are you from?

Marilyn, as usual, you're doing good things with Freckles.

Jane, you are good to walk as much as you do with all your joint problems.

I've got a load of laundry in, but other than that, haven't done much.  We got an inch of rain last night. Yea!  We're even to get some cooler, dryer, weather next week, at least if nothing changes. It will be greatly appreciated.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on August 19, 2016, 03:19:46 pm
Hi Angelface and Phyllis - the more the merrier (except for the cancer part, of course)!  In any case, welcome and chime in anytime.

MaryPage, so glad the tree only got a truck - annoying as that is.  Would've been so much worse if I had hit the house.  You do have such a wonderful family.  Yours reminds me (as does ours) of the line from "My Fair Lady" -"She'll have a booming, boisterous family...".  We all have fun.

Our wonderful daughter, Sue, has a birthday today, too - she's 60!!!!  I can't possibly have a daughter that old.  Ha!

We've had some wonderful, heavy (if brief) rain showers yesterday and today - with more rain predicted for over the weekend.  As much as we need it, I only hope we're taking it away from Louisiana - and wish we could share with California.  I got a long-overdue massage this morning, and it was wonderful!  That did it for the excitement for the day.

Happy weekend, Buddies.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on August 19, 2016, 10:01:57 pm
JOY...are you and your family ok?
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: junee on August 20, 2016, 02:37:50 am
I am a Lurker too.  Always hoped you would not mind.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on August 20, 2016, 08:37:52 am
How nice to have "lurkers"!  Y'all chime in and join the party.

We got about 2" of rain yesterday, with rainy days predicted today and tomorrow.  A good day to stay in and computer/knit/read/watch Olympics/nap/etc.

Enjoy your weekend, Buddies!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on August 20, 2016, 10:15:01 am
Wow,,good morning from Texas..we have rec 5 inches rain thus far and still off and on grass looks so green. Thank you Lord..Mary p you have a busy exciting family...I sure miss those who aren't close to do a wonderful service with your dogs. I try to visit the nursing home here and offer to pray with those who ask me to...there are so many that never have visitors...everyone have a great wk end. Candy
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: angelface555 on August 20, 2016, 10:19:26 am
Thanks for the welcoming words to me and all the lurkers, you have such a nice group! I am from Alaska's Interior and we are in the midst of the third wettest summer on record. We have had some minor flooding, a high water table and lots of high water with our five area rivers. But nothing like in the states. Here it is similar to a desert,(even have sagebrush!); or prairie and we seem to have either multiple fires or else multiple floods.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on August 20, 2016, 10:36:30 am
Welcome Junee to our little corner here on S&F. We do enjoy  having other come to join ur conversations.
Today is our weekly Walmart run for some groceries then at 11:00 I am to go open  the Furry friends dog park this week for our dogs to  some Dog play time with each other. The regular person is taking care of one of the other big dogs for  one of our humans who had surgery yesterday.

I haven't had anymore of the incidents like last Sunday, Thank God. I am making sure I stay hydrated. That was sure a lesson learned for me.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on August 20, 2016, 11:53:24 am
I hope our Joy can check in soon and let us know she and her girls and family are all ok from the LA flooding. of rain for you, too.  I hope Houston escapes flooding.  I saw a large storm was headed their way. They've sure had enough flooding.

Marilyn...Do you get a lot of dogs at the Dog Park?

Hi to Maryz, Angelface and Junee.

It was wet here, too, this morning.  We had rain come through last night and we had a very light mist when we did our walk this morning.  It's beautifully cool too....a welcomed relief from the heat. 

Nothing exciting here...I'll be doing the usual stuff and watching some preseason football and maybe catch men's soccer. 

Have a cool weekend! 
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on August 20, 2016, 03:02:08 pm
We finely got some more rain this morning. Good but to bad for the big food and entertainment that started in town for last night and today. about 30 venders will be getting soaked through. It has stopped now so maybe will be O.K for rest of day.
Last week it was the State fair and there it rained for 3 days hard. Now they are saying that it lost a lot of money this year. Always bad when venders come from so far away and they do hire expensive entertainment.
After this weekend we most probably will not get rain again for awhile.
So today I am going to go spray about a gal. of weed kill out on my yard. Never seen so many weeds come up so tall and fast. Looks awful. Think also some  Poison Ivy out there as I got it all around my ankles. Always catch it so easy.. Stuff from Drug store not working and so I am back on the Vinegar and Baking soda wash. Also someone told me put Vicks on and it does stop the inching.
Post by: MaryPage on August 20, 2016, 04:23:47 pm
As I recall, Joy definitely lives in Baton Rouge; and I seem to think she moved to an Assisted Living place for Seniors a few years ago.  But then again, possibly I am thinking of our Western Maryland Joy.  My meaning is that, while such a place may well have been flooded, and she may or may not have lost personal possessions, even including a vehicle, I don't think she has lost a house.  If the place she has been living was flooded, I expect to hear they got all of the residents out.  Being in one of those vast public shelters would be ghastly, so I am hoping she has, if necessary, been whisked away to the home of a relative or dear friend.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on August 20, 2016, 04:51:50 pm
Jane only two other  dogs came today, usually e have about 7 dogs show up.  The park is only for our f/urry friend group dogs.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on August 20, 2016, 05:55:09 pm
MaryPage...yes, that's our Joy.  I spoke to her on the phone when we were briefly in Baton Rouge several years ago.

Marilyn...that's probably a good idea from what I've heard of the diseases and problems dogs can get from the large dog parks.

Jeanne....yep...rain here too and misty today, but much more pleasant...cooler temps so can have the windows open.

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Molly on August 20, 2016, 07:29:24 pm
SHARON - As we approach another Sunday, I wondered how you've enjoyed teaching Sunday School?  Will you continue to do so?  While I thought about your class, I recalled how really enjoyable it has been over the years when I taught SS - usually when the regular Teacher was away or occasionally when I was asked to serve as a specific speaker RE a particular section of the Christian Bible or other religions.  Hope I did a good job for the class and was able to respond in an interesting and informative manner to the questions from class members.

Just received the 2017 License sticker for our car, so that is taken care of.  One less issue to worry about at this time of year.

We've had beautiful weather recently if a bit more hot than I'd appreciate, but at least no more huge storms or fallen trees.  Hope all have a great weekend!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on August 20, 2016, 07:37:17 pm
Molly.  Why don't you see if they need a substitute at your church for you to take over the teaching class on Sundays when one person would need to take a Sunday off. I am sure the would really appreciate the offer.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on August 20, 2016, 09:37:50 pm
Jane that dog park was originally donated to the North Bend PD to use for training purposes. Then   they do the training elsewhere so the lady who owns it  gave Furry Friends the key. ( she is a supporter of olur group) for us to use for our dogs. Yes it is true that there are many diseases that can be passed from dog to dog or even off the ground. We are so careful with our dogs;  taking them to the vet when something doesn't seem right, getting their shots and even what kind of treats they get and food they eat. They have to be in tip top good health at all times for going into the medical facilities and  being with the children at the library and i  the schools. or with each other. My vet tells everyone  No NOSES! as that is how some sickness are passed. They can sniff butts but not noses. If one of our dogs is unwell  they stay at home.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: phyllis on August 21, 2016, 08:18:58 am
Thanks from me, too, for the nice welcome.  I always enjoy the conversation in here and like keeping up with all the friends from the old SeniorNet and from our great "home" here on S&F.
Post by: MaryPage on August 21, 2016, 08:46:51 am
Hi, Phyllis!

Does it bother any of you other cancer survivors at all to see the news about the Ziki virus day after day on the TV, always accompanied by scans of miles and miles of thousands upon thousands of human beings in mere scraps of bathing suits stretched out on towels, baking in the rays of the sun as far as the eye can see?  I was astonished to see that so many people still do this, as they started warning us against it when I was a young woman.  I get a sort of creepy crawly sensation all over my skin when this comes on, and I avert my eyes to avoid it.  Mainly, they are showing Miami Beach.  I find myself unable to fathom the mind set of those hordes of human animals out there deliberately cooking themselves in those oh so dangerous rays of our star (ball of fire!) and deliberately turning on their cancer genes!  And I want to hollar at them: "Run!  Run for your lives!  Get out of that sun!  Seek shelter!"  And yes, I know, they are probably enriching the cosmetic companies big time as they spread oils and creams all over their bodies and tell themselves they will be safe.  Hey, we brush oil all over the dead parts of other kinds of meat before putting them on the grill, too!  I don't get it.  So again, my question is this:  Does it bother any of you other cancer survivors, or is it just me?
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Sandy on August 21, 2016, 09:30:05 am
Good Morning Everyone,  from
the sunny and warm, but pleasant,  rocky coast of

I too get the "creeps" when I see people
"sun bathing",  especially when I remember
doing it my self back in the 50's and 60's... 

Soon,  though,  I found that me and the sun did
not get along, even though I did tan up nicely.

The more time I would spend in the sun, the more
allergic type rashes I would end up with.
Especially at  the beach,  (between the sun, the
sand,  the salty water,  the sun screens
and the bugs!!)   Yuck!

During the 70's, I got my fill of it and after
spending seven years in Florida,  I avoided
the sun light,  when ever possible!

Now I wear long sleeve cotton shirts all
Summer long, no matter what the temperature!   

Oh how times have changed!

Today is the last day of the Olympics. 
I have enjoyed it,  even though I never
planned on watching it,  but got naturally, got
hooked on it, any how!   

Have a great day,  Everyone !
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on August 21, 2016, 11:45:01 am
Morning, EveryOne...and Hi to Sandy/dapphne!

It's a lovely cool morning here, and we've had our walk. 

I guess I'm even more horrified by those who go to "tanning beds" and, to me, are like being on a grill or rotisserie!  My dermatologist says get the "spray tan" if you must be tanned. There are one or two old women at our condo in TX who bake themselves outdoors in Jan and Feb. on a deck.  They both look like old leather...guess they are!

The trees here are beginning to change!  Autumn is on the way.  The kids here start school this week, so I imagine the temps will soar again to the 90s.

Have a blessed Sunday.


Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Sandy on August 21, 2016, 11:59:05 am
Hi Jane ! 
It certainly is hard to believe that  September 1st
is  only 10 days away!!      The good news is that
Fall is a beautiful time of the year,  even though the
days are getting shorter!

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on August 21, 2016, 01:02:02 pm
Hi Sandy/dapphne - Love your tag line!

About an inch of rain this morning - most welcome.  Supposed to be nice the first part of the week, seasonable temps and not so humid.

We got some great news yesterday.  Our Jesse has gotten a new job here in Tennessee (near his home base), and will be starting in midSeptember.  Margaret and Jesse will both be much happier with that. I don't know what his lady-friend in North Carolina will be doing - coming with him, or calling it off.  Nobody's told me about that yet.

School started around here about 10 days ago.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on August 21, 2016, 02:14:58 pm
GREAT news, Mary, for you and Margaret!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on August 21, 2016, 02:47:37 pm
Molly, thanks for asking about my SS teaching. Today was the first day and it went well. Everyone was very complimentary. I will be doing it again next Sunday as our regular teacher will be out of town then. I really don't want to teach on a regular basis, but it's kind of fun to do occasionally. The group are all very low-key, friendly individuals who aren't critical.

MP, I totally agree about the sunbathers. I have a blonde, very fair daughter that is awful about using enough sun screen, etc when she plays tennis or goes to the beach.  I had friends when I was about 30 that I thought were 50 because they tanned so much. Later I found out they were younger than I!!  I have never been a sun worshiper. Even as a teen, I felt like I was turning on a spit if I laid out at the pool, etc.  Once sunblocks became available, I have been an avid user. I don't spend a lot of time outside now but used to when I played lots of golf.  I frequently get compliments on my skin. Of course, part of it is genetics. My mother had beautiful skin too. Hardly any wrinkles till her mid 80's!

We have a double dog park here in Sun City. One for large dogs and one for the smaller ones. However, I heard a few years ago that there was one dog that was kind of nippy, and another one got kennel cough.  I took Bunny when she was fairly young, but she wasn't interested that much in the other dogs. She preferred getting acquainted with the people, so I decided it wasn't worth the trouble. She can run free in our yard.  Marilyn, it's good that your group is so careful with the health of the dogs and the cleanliness of the park.

Some of the schools around here started back last week and Charlotte schools start week after next.  Hard to believe.

As to Joy, she said after the other floods that her ret. ctr and her daughter's homes were all safe from flooding, so I hope that is true with these floods as well.

I still wish we would hear from Sue.

Hi to all.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: GinnyAnn on August 22, 2016, 02:31:50 am
Having trouble with my mouse  >:(     Not sure if I need a new one or not. It has been hot and humid here in NE Ohio. Typical August weather.
I sure hope Sue can get back to posting.  I've gotten back to being a colorist. They now have adult coloring books and I love them. I used to color all the time when I was younger. It is very relaxing.
Welcome to our newcomers.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Joy on August 22, 2016, 07:41:19 am
Good morning.   I am another lurker here. 

I am the other "Joy" and I was a good friend of our Sylvia's.   We never met up in person, but we were friends from almost the very beginning of the old SeniorNet.  I met her through the Fibromyalgia board.  I had gone looking for some help for a friend and she was so welcoming and insisted that I keep coming back to that forum.  Through her,  I made my way around a few of the  boards.  I really miss her.  She was a special lady and had a very sad last few years of her life. 

MaryPage mentioned a few pages back something about the "Western Maryland Joy" and I am assuming that she meant me. I don't know any other Joy that is in Senior and Friends. Except Joy from N.O.   Although I am not from Western Maryland, but I live in a little town just about 35 miles west of Baltimore and only about an hour from MaryPage.

I can also add that I am one of you "Bosom Buddies" having been dealing with Metastatic Breast Cancer for several years now.  All in all, I had a tumor in my spine; had surgery for that in December 2006........  had a mastectomy in July 2007...... and have been in and out of remission since then.  Right now I have been taking a chemo pill for 18 months and "hanging in there."  I practice Sylvia's theory of "putting one foot in front of the other".  I do have difficulty walking due to the spinal surgery.  I have a great orthopedic surgeon and a great oncologist, so I can't do much better than that.  Not sure what my next step will be when this med runs it's course.  I feel great and have no pain whatsoever ..... just can't get around too good. But, I moved to an Independent Senior Housing complex about 9 years ago and still can do most things for myself.  Just get tired of going to doctors, but if that is what it takes, I can deal with it.  Just don't like having to ask for help getting to my appointments and to the grocery store. I have 3 sons and 2 wonderful daughters-in-law, who see that I get where I have to go.   So life is good and I know there are lot more people worse off.

Just wanted to add my 2 cents worth here.  You are all a great group. I admire all of you for how you all have dealt with your illness.    Hopefully,  one of these days, it will just be a thing of the past.

The other "JOY".

Title: AUGUST 22, 2016
Post by: MaryPage on August 22, 2016, 08:19:31 am
Yes, I DID mean you, Joy!  I think of you as Western Maryland in comparison to Chesapeake Country and the Eastern Shore, which I can see out my sliding glass windows as I sit in front of this computer.  I am aware of your location, though, and don't have you over near West Virginia in Garrett County where winter comes first!  I wonder how many people know Maryland has a "panhandle", as well?  Perhaps I should think of you as Northern Maryland, but then again, while we do speak of a Southern Maryland hereabouts, I have never heard anyone mention a Northern one.  I'm curious, have you?  Ok, deal: from now on I will think of and refer to you as being about an hour away from me.
Wish you were right here having a mug of coffee with me.  Have a lovely day!
My lovely granddaughter Helaine is 50 today!  Big milestone.  I, of course, remember the day she was born.  Helaine is the mother of my great grands Courtney, Kyle and Jack.  Courtney and Kyle are in college and Jack in High School.  They live in what I think of as upstate: Montgomery County, Joy!  About an hour and 15 minutes from me.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Joy on August 22, 2016, 09:42:43 am
MaryPage,   I always kind of think of me being in Central Maryland.  I am in Hampstead, which is Carroll County.  But, I am not far from the Baltimore County line.  And you are right. I never have heard the term "Northern Maryland" either.  There is the Eastern Shore and then the Western Shore which is on our (your) side of the Bay.  Harford County is up in the north/east part of the state, but never heard that referred to as Northern Maryland, Northeast, maybe.  In fact, there is a town up that way called Northeast.   I guess that Southern Maryland would be considered down near Point Lookout.   We do have a beautiful state and the best of both worlds within several hours apart.  We have the mountains on the western side and the beaches on the eastern side.   Montgomery County wouldn't be considered upstate.  That is near  DC and Rockville, over near the Virginia line, almost directly west of you. 

Thanks for the offer of having coffee with you.  That would be nice.  I am still waiting until l can get to Sam's on the Waterfront for my lobster roll.  My family are all so busy all the time.  I told my son about the place you mentioned a while back called  Coopers Hawk and the do plan on going sometime.  It sounds like the kind of place that they like.  They are big wine fanatics.  Have their own wine cellar.

I am enjoying the Annapolis web cam and also the one for the Beach Volleyball down by the Baltimore Harbor.

Didn't mean to do a "travel log" on here.  Good morning to all the "buddies".

Joy (from Maryland) 

Post by: MaryPage on August 22, 2016, 10:30:20 am
Joy, Sam's has a good lobster roll, but the best ones in town are to be had at MASON'S on Main Street.  They do a whole slew of lobster rolls: the Maine one with mayo and all, and the Connecticut one with hot melted butter, and more.  My very favorite way to have lobster is with hot melted butter, with just a squirt of lemon.  Woo hoo!  Way to go.  So try MASON'S.  They are like the fast food cafeteria for lobster rolls.  That is their THING!

Scroll down and down and down, reading it all.  By the time you finally get to the bottom, you will feel as though you have actually been to Mason's!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: joyous on August 22, 2016, 11:00:25 am
This is the first I could see the REPLY button.  I hope I have
not lost it again. My computer has been down.  Louisiana has a SERIOUS flooding, thousands with flooded homes, etc.
I need help in keeping my REPLY button working.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: joyous on August 22, 2016, 11:12:07 am
Thank you Jeanne Lee.
Jane (janeiowa):
Please let me hear from you.
Post by: MaryPage on August 22, 2016, 11:39:05 am
Every time I cannot see my REPLY button, it has turned out to mean I just have to go up to the top and log in again on the lefthand side with my user name and password, and LO!  That reply button pops back up and I am back in business.  I think the system is just geared to ask us to do this every once in a while.  Probably a security measure.
Joy, we have been aghast night after night after night as we see the evening news on the big networks and the horrible photographs of the flooding in Baton Rouge and south of there.  We have been so worried about You!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on August 22, 2016, 02:49:12 pm
Joy....just be sure you're logged in here to be able to see the REPLY button.  It looks as if you did fine and could post above.

Joy sent me an email and gave me permission to post it to all of you until she can get back herself.

Jane, I am SO glad that I found your email address.  I have been without computer due to the 2016 flood in Louisiana, but would like to hear from you again.
There are THOUSANDS here that have had their homes flooded and are in shelters having lost EVERYTHING.  It is SO sad.  I, have not been in any flooding
Since I live in a 3 story Senior Living Home, but 3 of my children have lost their homes to the flooding.
Let me hear what’s going on in “your world”.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on August 22, 2016, 03:58:31 pm
Jane. Glad you heard from Joy. There use to be others on Seniornet that lived in that area of Louisiana.  My daughter lived there for 3 years. I loved visiting the State but sure glad they moved. But then they are Houston area and they have had some flooding lately.
I think that we, up here in Illinois are the safest area lately. Just plain old Flat country. Get a little windy and cold at times but other than losing one Village 8 miles from me 3 years ago it has done O.K. Village is about brand new now. No lives lost, just homes, Schools etc. Was a tornado and took most of it.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on August 22, 2016, 04:19:20 pm
Joy, I am so glad to hear from you but so sorry to hear that 3 of your children have lost their homes. How terrible!  Keep us posted on how they do.

Nothing going on here. I can't seem to keep awake today. I took a half of a Melatonin last night and slept well, but now just can't wake up. Have any of you had that problem?

I forgot to mention that we went out for brunch after church yesterday. There's a new restaurant, part of a chain, called The Famous Toastery. They had an extensive menu and everything was really good, but $28 seemed a little steep for omelets and sides. We both had water to drink. Have any of you heard of it?

Ginny, enjoy your coloring. Sounds like fun but I can't do it with my tremor.  I presume you have changed your mouse's batteries? Cleaned the batterie connections? If you did that and it still doesn't work, you probably need a new one.

BTW, if any of you receive an email with Zorion or something similar as part of the address, do not open it. A friend got in a big mess doing that.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on August 22, 2016, 05:30:58 pm
Hi Maryland Joy - always good to hear from a newbie (even if for a bad reason).

LAJoy, it's good to hear from you and know that you're okay.  That's awful about your kids and their houses - and all the other folks in LA.  So scary to see that water rising, and knowing that there's nothing you can do about it.

Swimming, coffee, haircut, and bridge today.  Pretty much yucky cards again at bridge.  The chairs there (metal folding chairs) are most uncomfortable, even though I take a pillow to sit on.  My back gets to hurting so bad during the afternoon, and there's no good way to sit.  I'll have to see if I can think of something else to do. It's better since I got home in my own chair and took something for pain.  but still....

Nothing much else going on around here.  Hugs to you all!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on August 23, 2016, 09:41:14 am
Mary...I couldn't take metal folding chairs either.  Is the location at your condo bldg?  Maybe they could find some padded and comfortable chairs for the Bridge players...even padded bridge table chairs sound more comfortable.

Another nice morning here, but the pollen counts are off the top of the charts, and it's not pleasant.  My allergy meds have helped immensely, but I've always had "hay fever" in late summer and fall, and the ragweed is in full blossom. 

Massage scheduled for 11:00 and then baking some cookies for a Masonic thing on Saturday that they want cookies for.  It's a "tractor ride" probably unheard of anywhere else.  Yep, lots of retired farmers collect old tractors (like people collect classic cars,) and they love to bring them to "rides" motorcycle riders do...from one small town to another in their own parade of sorts. 

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: joyous on August 23, 2016, 11:52:43 am
Just a sec to let you see our headline today----
NEARLY 3,000 remain in shelters. (that means they lost
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on August 23, 2016, 12:32:15 pm
Joy, that's SO sad.  My heart goes out to those poor folks, and especially to your family.  It is good that there wasn't more loss of life, though.

jane, Monday bridge is at a city community center, so better chairs would not be an option.  I might try a bigger pillow, though.  8^)

Another lovely day here, but getting back to the hot and humid the rest of the week.  It's still hot summer-time in the South.  They don't call them the "Dog days of August" for no reason. 
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyne on August 23, 2016, 12:39:48 pm
Joy - My granddaughter goes to LSU.  She just arrived back in BR from summer break, and she is totally shocked to see the devastation.  She is working with her sorority to clear/clean out houses, reunite people and pets, cooking food at the shelters, and anything that is needed. It will be a long time before things are anywhere near normal. 
Post by: MaryPage on August 23, 2016, 12:50:49 pm
Oh, Joy!  Yes, your part of the country is still constantly in our news.  I watched the President leave the White House in a helicopter this morning and head for Andrews and Air Force One to fly down.  Your governor has stated that he asked him not to come earlier because of all the state has to do to clear the highways in preparation for a presidential motorcade.  I know around here, whenever he or some other bigwig comes to visit, either our Governor and/or our town as the State Capitol, or the United States Naval Academy, we locals suffer holdups in traffic and frequently find ourselves unable to get from point A to point B by our normal routes.  All of this would be greatly exacerbated in time of a great disaster, such as a flood.
Joy, I anguish with you over your children's loss of their homes!  Good grief!  One would be more than enough, but THREE is so hard to put my mind around.  Bottom line, I am just thunderstruck.  Please know that we all send caring thoughts and prayers.  We are also contributing to the Red Cross relief efforts.
A sparklingly gorgeous day here on the bay.  Temps in the seventies, with gentle bay breezes blowing.  Vivid sunshine pouring down from a cloudless blue sky.  Many of the crepe myrtles still blooming, and everything brilliantly green from all the nighttime rains we have had.  Schools are open, and even the Mids have returned to their classes from summertime schedules around the globe.  Makes me feel downright energetic!
Darling Mary, I am so sorry your back is hurting you.  I sure do relate to being in your very own chair.  Wishing your pain to Vamoose!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on August 23, 2016, 04:04:27 pm
Joy.....what a horrible time for your children and the many others.

It was nice this morning, so I walked, came home and showered and got to my massage..really felt good today, then home for laundry and baking 4 doz cookies for Sat.  They're in the freezer now.  Tonight we're trying a restaurant/bar on a small town south of us we'd heard about.

Storms to roll in tonight...and humid now in the wake of that. 

Stay safe, All!


Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on August 23, 2016, 04:10:57 pm
Joy praying for your daughters and family.

I have invited a friend to join our group, she may be lurking for a while first, Her name is Katy, she is one of the Furry Friend members and that is who Freckles stayed with while we went to Sunriver in June. She has had a double Mastectomy and some other problems  going on in her life. If an when she does post I know you will all welcome her  as we are such a friendly group  and most of you are also survivors. Some of us aren't or haven't had to deal with cancer in our own body but in the lives of friends or family.

I went to martial arts practice yesterday (Tai Chi) and have been wal;king Freckles 5-6 miles a day  with 4-5 walks. I hope she will lose a couple of pounds and I have already lost a couple. 
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on August 24, 2016, 02:16:37 pm
Hi Gals, I'm just back from bridge & lunch. Lousy cards except for the last round. That kept me from getting the booby prize and ended in the middle.  Ms Frances subbed today and won the big pot! She enjoyed it so much.

Yesterday, John dropped a bombshell on me--when he came back from bridge, he rang the doorbell. I couldn't figure out why & he said come on out and see. I did and he had a new car in the driveway, subject to my approval! We hadn't even discussed this.  However, he decided he liked my Avalon so much, he would trade in his Camry for a new Avalon.  His was only 4 yrs old and less than 30,000 miles!  But the Avalon rides so much better and is a heavier, safer car. He got a good price because of his great trade-in.  Anyway, we went back to the car dealership and closed the deal and then he took me to dinner at Longhorn Steak house.  Yum!

Joy, like everyone else, I'm praying for all of the flood victims in LA and especially for your daughters.  Just awful.  I hope they were at least insured.

Jane, sounds like fall in IA!  Your massage sounds good.  Hope the allergies settle down. I'm taking Zyrtek for mine.

Mary, that's a shame about the chairs. I guesss carrying your own pillow is about the only answer. Supposed to heat up again here too.

Marilyn, good for you on losing some weight.  We had to cut back on Bunny's food because she had gotten up to 17 lbs while we were spoiling her when she was sick. She's supposed to be around 15.  I wish I could walk her some to help work her down, but I just can't. I hope your friend joins.

Not much else going on here.  Sharon
Post by: MaryPage on August 24, 2016, 03:11:20 pm
Marilyn, we will be looking forward to meeting Katy in these pages.

Speaking of pages, I was just browsing my latest BAS BLEU catalog, and I saw a book written just for you!  I swear!  If you have not already read it, and if you cannot find it in your library or bookstore, go on line to Bas Bleu or just Google the book and order it from somewhere else:

"A Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home: Lessons in the Good Life from an Unlikely Teacher" by Sue Halpern.

I write about it in here instead of sending you a private email because it occurs to me that some others of our little family might enjoy this book.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on August 24, 2016, 03:48:05 pm
Marilyn, we're looking forward to meeting Katy.  I hope she comes.

MaryPage - sounds like an interesting book. 

Sharon, I hope John enjoys his new car.  Quite a surprise for you, I'm sure.  BTW, you mentioned dreams with taking melatonin a while back.  I haven't taken any for a while, but did last night.  I seemed to have dreams, too.  Nothing bad - usually when I dream, they're more like movies.

Molly, it was good to hear from you - you haven't been checking in for a while.  What do you hear from Mohamed and Chaps?  How are you feeling.

Nothing exciting around here today.  Swimming and coffee - then relaxing with my mani/pedi.  Plus I got in a good nap this afternoon.

We got a lovely new addition to our family on Monday (incidentally, my sister's birthday).  I have a new first cousin (twice removed).  This little girl (7' 1"), Ryan Kaye, would be my dear Aunt Betsy's great-granddaughter and my cousin Ken's granddaughter.  Mom, Dad, and Baby are all doing fine.

Happy Hump Day, Buddies!

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Post by: jane on August 24, 2016, 05:46:25 pm
Marilyn...good of you to tell Katy about us.  She is sure welcome to join us, of course. cards were lousy too. 

Sharon...nice surprise.  Ray's looking to replace his Avalanche...with something smaller and in the "looking, looking" range.

MaryPage...perfect book title for Marilyn!

Hot and humid here and storms to come overnight. 

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Post by: JeanneP on August 24, 2016, 06:07:53 pm
What a week so far. Monday allday messing with a printer. Tuesday they cut off the water main in the area. Was without all day. Thought Wednesday would get electrician out at 9am. My fan in the DR  acting up. 8:30am worst storm of the year. Thunder. LIghtning and Boom. All the lights off. Had nothing. Called of the Election until tomorrow.  No Phones as mine need WiFi. Mobile phone.  no time on it and could not charge it up. Notice now if no power I have nothing working.  After 5 hours the power back on. By this time decided to just go and take a nap. Lasted 90 minutes. Feels good now.
Will now try again tomorrow to get things done. First thing. Find a old phone that works of a Jack in the wall. Buy Flashlight.  Keep lots of water around. Technology has taken over. Have desktop. IPad, Tablet, Mobile phone and 3 other phones and could not get out on any of them.
Now know how the people having the floods are feeling. They cant even take a nap
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Post by: JeanneP on August 24, 2016, 06:34:51 pm
Sharon.  Did you see the news at 5;30pm today. The Tornado pass us in CU but did hit Indianapolis and area.  We just got the heavy storms.. The even put all the Electric power out.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on August 24, 2016, 07:11:58 pm you have a landline phone so when you plug in, you have a connection to some phone company?

We continue to have a landline for that very reason.  Our cell phones don't use WiFi only but have a cellular service as well so work fine when out and about.  It may be yours do too, but that the towers had no power?
Post by: MaryPage on August 24, 2016, 08:10:20 pm
I, too, feel safest with both my landline and a cell phone.  The cell phone spends most of its lonely time in my handbag, turned off, as I really hate the little things.  BUT, so far, knock on wood, I have always had the use of the one or the other.  The kids insisted, years ago, that I have the cell phone with me in case of an emergency, and that is why it stays in my handbag.  I never go out without it.  I am on Steve & Debi's Family Plan.  I bought a cheap just a telephone phone and it costs me $15 a month.
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Post by: JeanneP on August 24, 2016, 08:16:17 pm
Yes, I still keep a home line phone also. Have. with ATandT. People say to get rid of it but never know about the winters here. Also like today. Forgot to charge up my Mobile phone.
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Post by: Sandy on August 24, 2016, 08:23:16 pm
I am so excited sitting here waiting for
my new "Smart Phone" (a Nexus 5X put out by Google)..

I have always loved the smart phones,  but
had to give mine up when I came off the road.

But now I am going to have one, again!   


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Post by: JeanneP on August 25, 2016, 11:56:06 am
Weather was cooler for last 3 days but heat and humidity back to day. Had to turn the a/c back on.  Glad it didn't happen yesterday when no power for 5 hours.
Can't make my mind up what to do today. Again the Electrician cancelled on me to fix the ceiling fan. After the big storm yesterday and loss of power to half the town. He has had call after call as their A/C blew out. I suppose some people had the TVs and computers running when the thunder struck.
I didn't. Lost my computer one time when it was on in a bad storm.
Mine can wait I told him. Having the water and the Electric back on makes me grateful enough.
Think maybe will run over to the Mall. Have a 35% discount on the type of shoes I wear. More for winter time.
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Post by: SharonE on August 25, 2016, 12:11:33 pm
Hi Gals, yes, I heard about the tornados in Indiana. The most serious one hit Kokomo, a city north of Indy an hour or so. I heard that there were problems on the north edge of Indy too, but no specifics.  My daughter lives 20 miles south of Indy. When I talked to her yesterday, she had just received warning that the storm was coming, but she was safe.  The weather has certainly been unkind to a lot of people this year.

MP, like you, I have a cell that resides in my purse and keep a landline for most purposes. The book does sound ideal for Marilyn or any dog lover.

Mary, I hope your dreams were at least entertaining! :)  Congrats on the new family member. So exciting.

Jane, John already knew he wanted the Avalon because he loves the one I have, so no long term looking, simply a negotiation of price.  He told them what he was willing to pay and after a while, they agreed. I hope Ray finds what he wants.

Jeanne, it is terrible how vulnerable we feel without electricity, etc.  We are indeed spoiled. Glad you are up and running again.

I'm having a bad day--hurting and tired, although I slept well last night. I'm trying to work myself up to going to the grocery, but may wait till later this afternoon.

I hope you're all having a good day.  Sharon
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Post by: Marilyn on August 25, 2016, 01:45:04 pm
Good Morning, Thanks MP for the book titles and author I will look it up at the library.

Not much going on here today, I am going to the Beauty salon to get my hair cut again. I want her to take off about 3 inches from the bottom layer. My hair is so naturally straight and fine that when I cur l it  the curls only stay for about an hour. and I will n ot put a perm in my hair for any reason. It is already damaged from coloring. Well I should go take Freckles for another walk before lunch. We are sure waling a lot. She goes back to the Vet to be weighed onb the 9th.

Oh on Sept 6ths I start taking clases at the Hospice center for palliative care. They last for 12 weeks.
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Post by: Cottoncandy on August 25, 2016, 02:45:09 pm
Talking about phones...I have my cell and land if one don't work..use the other...Marylin I thought you quit coloring your hair ?  I either do low lights  or color..Hi to all lookin in..Candy
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on August 25, 2016, 03:07:59 pm
Thursdays are usually quiet days, but with a special treat today.  I had a massage here at home.  A resident who moved in about 6 weeks after I did asked her massage therapist if she would start coming here.  They worked out a schedule and the therapist has been coming here.  I just now got around to setting up an appointment and that was today.  She's a lovely young woman, has a massage school in the area, and also does a lot of "out" appointments.  Anyway today was a treat - and for just a bit more than I was paying before.  And I'll undoubtedly have her come again.

May your Thursday be as pleasant.
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Post by: Marilyn on August 25, 2016, 03:21:43 pm
Darlene I do low lights on my whole head, going to just start doing 7 foils. tired of  paying so much for whole head foils.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on August 25, 2016, 08:01:03 pm
My electric is O.K now Today but half of the Town. Urbana is without power.I went over to the big Library and it was all down. No Traffic lights on all the corners now working. Even the Big Court house was down and 4 of the Banks.
Now across the main St. the Big Grocery store has been out one hour but theirs came on.  They were worried that they would have to moved all the meat, Dairy and other stuff out into a big Refrigerated Truck.  They put dry ice into the Ice Cream and Veg parts.
We just do not realize how much we depend on power now.  Years ago in Winter a bad Ice storm put our power out and I was without power for 3 weeks. Longest in last few year has been 3 days. Being alone and a Camper all my life I managed pretty good.  Would not be handle these flooding places. I have lots of heaters and things to cook on that runs on Karo sine.

But I think now I would just lock the door after turning off water and head to a warmer place. Before I was still working. Had to stay in town.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on August 26, 2016, 10:59:34 am
This morning I got up to take the dog out looked at the clocked and said to keith oh it's 5:15. I took Freckles out, turned on the coffee pot and went back to bed for a little bit, I got up put on my clothes came out to get a cup of coffee , looked at the clock at it was only 4:15, Apparently  it was only 3:15 when I looked at the clock in the bedroom. anyway we've been up since then. I think I will have to turn on a light before looking at the LED display on the clock radio from now on, and possibly put on my glasses.  :2funny:
Post by: MaryPage on August 26, 2016, 12:05:28 pm
Marilyn, I am a bit doubtful that you will find "A Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home" in your library.  The main thing is, it is a very specialized, non fiction book, and I sort of think the system would not spend any of their reduced funds on something that might not get even asked for, let alone borrowed out.  Seems to me they sort of depend on the best seller lists and/or well known authors when they are buying books.  In short, I think you might have to buy this one.  But it is certainly worth checking on.  If they don't have it, you probably can't count upon them having it later, because it has been out since 2013.  I'll bet THRIFTBOOKS has it, though.  Their books are cheap as dirt, and they are reliable to an extreme.  Here is an old review of the book:
Post by: MaryPage on August 26, 2016, 12:12:57 pm
Yes, Thriftbooks DOES have it, and a bunch of other books by Sue Halpern, as well.  Here ya go:
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on August 26, 2016, 12:36:24 pm
Marypage our library system has that book, I have it up on my screen now.
Post by: MaryPage on August 26, 2016, 12:54:12 pm
WOO HOO!  Way to go!
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Post by: Sandy on August 26, 2016, 01:58:52 pm
My Talking Books has that book also..
so I just ordered it!! 

Post by: MaryPage on August 26, 2016, 02:12:56 pm
Now, you both must be SURE to come back in here and report on how you liked it.  I sort of cringe at recommending a book I have never even held in my hands, let alone read.  The thing was just that upon reading ABOUT it, I felt it had been written just for Marilyn, and simply had to share that thought with her.
I am sort of a nervous wreck today.  More of one than usual, that is to say.  Remember Our Bella of "Bella Goes Round the World?"  Well, a new book will begin tomorrow called "Bella Goes to Boarding School," and she is nervous and I am nervous and the whole world is (or should be, from my vantage point) all shook up!  Bella was 11 when she spent a little more than 4 months going around the world with her paternal grandparents on a University of Virginia Semester at Sea.  She practically wrote a book about it, and from that experience she wrote an essay which, with her grades, won her a full scholarship to an excellent private school for young ladies.  Bella just turned 14 this week, and now we know where she will be for the next 4 years.  Still, I am jumpy as one of those "Mexican Beans" that is really a worm.  With 26 great grandchildren to get strung out over, you'd think I'd quit;  but no such luck.  I stress over each and every one of them!
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Post by: jane on August 26, 2016, 04:16:49 pm
MaryPage...what an experience and opportunity for Bella.

It's been a long day.  I could not get to sleep last many things churning in my head....until 1:30 am and then up at 5:30.  We had a day in Dbq for Ray's labs and doc and then a lunch with friends we haven't seen in quite a while.  His eyes with macular degeneration have gotten to the point he can no longer drive or read things unless it's very large print, etc. 

Tonight we're going out for supper with another couple.  Then, I'm coming home and going to bed!!   :thumbup:

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on August 26, 2016, 05:00:16 pm
Sorry you had such a bad night, jane, but at least the good day kept you occupied (at least I hope Ray's lab results were good).

MaryPage, how exciting for Bella - and the rest of the family.

I'm excited for me!  The gal I've been playing duplicate forgot and didn't show up this afternoon.  There was another gal without a partner.  We'd never played together - but we were hot! And came in FIRST!!! (out of 7 tables). 

I stopped on the way home and picked up some pizza and a salad.  I got it too early to eat, so I'm going to save it to eat tomorrow night. It's from a small local place, and looks really good.
Post by: MaryPage on August 26, 2016, 05:02:28 pm
Yaaaaaay!  Go team, go!
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Post by: SharonE on August 27, 2016, 11:14:29 am
Jane, I'm sorry you had a sleepless night. Hope last night was best.  I'm so sorry to hear that Ray's MD is so bad. If he likes to read, perhaps you can get one of those audio book players, etc that are free to the blind or visionally impaired.  Hope you had fun with your friends.

Mary, hurrah for the new partner and coming in first!! Hope you get to play with her again. Pizza sounds good too.

MP, Wow, how great for Bella!  She really is a gifted child. I hope the school turns out to be great for her.

My cleaning girl was here yesterday. Yea. She had had car trouble earlier in the week when she was scheduled.  Not much else going on here.  I started working on my SS lesson for tomorrow, but will need to spend more time on it today.  Glad this isn't an every week thing.  It was 98 here yesterday but supposed to hover around 90 for the next week with a chance of rain each day. There's a tropical storm in the Caribbean that may or may not impact the Carolinas. Too early to say. We could use the rain, but not the wind.  Sharon
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on August 27, 2016, 12:40:13 pm
jane - sorry - I didn't realize that you were talking about Ray's macular degeneration.  That's so tough to deal with.  Will that impact your winters in Texas?

Sharon, hooray for the cleaning gal.  I hope the potential hurricane turns out to be a fizzle.  But they have gotten ever so much better with the predictions.

I had the pizza for lunch today, and it was delicious.  I'll definitely get some from there again!  I hope all slept as good as I did last night - woke up about 7:45.  And that's amazing for me!  Nothing much else doing today.  Tomorrow afternoon, one of the local multi-screen theaters is showing The King and I.  I just might go.  It'll be fun to see it without cuts on a big screen.

Happy weekend, Buddies!

ps.  Happy Anniversary  to Ginny Ann and Ray!
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Post by: jane on August 27, 2016, 12:55:51 pm
No, Thank God, it's NOT Ray with the macular degeneration.  It's a good friend he used to do the RAGBRAI bike ride across Iowa with.  It's a week long bike ride with something like 10,000 riders.  Daryl is the one with MD, but his wife said she can make the font on the Kindle big enough for him to still be able to read.  He's getting the shots in his $3,000 a shot, but says his insurance has been good on payment.

Drizzly morning here. Ray had a Masonic thing this morning, so I got my umbrella and took the 5 purple baby hats I'd made down to the Coffee Den to give to the knitter who collects them now for the Hospital.  They put them on the newborns in November for Shaken Baby Syndrome Awareness month.  They're all handmade by local knitters and donated, and it's nice to be a part of that.  They seem to appreciate it, too.

This seems to be new car time:  Marilyn, Sharon's John, and now we're off this afternoon to get Ray's new car.  He's trading in his 8 yr old Avalanche for a smaller SUV.  It's a Volvo XC60.  We've never had a Volvo, but their safety rating is always near the top and it has the safety features I have on my car and we wanted on his now.

We have no doc appointments next week...hurrah!!!!

We went out last night with one of our Friday night couples...and he's just bought a new car.  He's 88 and amazing!  He said he thought this would be his last one...he'd had his last one for 14 yrs... :2funny:

Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: JeanneP on August 27, 2016, 02:38:26 pm
Jane. Oh! good. I also read you post like it was you husband that got the Bad  Eyes Report. Sorry for his friend but happy to know not your H.  I was thinking my goodness and he loves to play golf so much and would have to quit.
Sure wish I knew all you people trading in cars. I need one but don't want to buy another brand new. Don't hardly put any miles on now. Also my Insurance would go up to about $1100. Just depends what a got i suppose but now I pay $299. Would be a big change.  My Honda Accord is still good. Bought new but getting so old. Only has 80000 on it. Would like to find a one owner trade in or at a Estate sale with just about 35000 miles on it. Well taken care of. Keep looking. All the dealer have from Auction houses or lease cars. Want none of those.
Did you all go over to Photo's and see What Bubble posted? She has a photo of Pat in there. Sad to read that Bubble now gone back home to Israel.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on August 27, 2016, 02:47:00 pm
jane, glad to hear it's not Ray with macular degeneration.

And ever so glad that it's not me getting a new car.  There are things I'd like to have, but not enough to have to deal with getting something else.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on August 27, 2016, 03:45:57 pm
Jane, sorry I misread your post, but glad it wasn't Ray with MD.  I have a friend with it who gets shots in her eyes. She can drive here in Sun City and the adjacent shopping area, but not on the highway.  Ms. Frances got a new Lexus shortly after she turned 90!  And she has about 60,000 miles on it!  Of course when she bought it, I thought she was nuts, but what did I know.  Hope Ray likes his Volvo. I've always heard they were good but never  had one.

Jeanne, keep looking at the ads and you may find a good used car. My sil, Sangmin won't buy a new car and will search all over to find one a year or two old that has low mileage and in good shape. They bought an Audi that way a couple years ago.  You lose so much in depreciation the first year that it makes sense, but he is more knowledgeable about cars.

Mary, glad your pizza was good.  I doubt that we'll be impacted much by the storm or hurricane, but who knows.  Sharon
Post by: MaryPage on August 27, 2016, 04:33:57 pm
I thought Jane was saying her husband has the macular degeneration, as well.
Just had a phone call from Greg.  Had been having a happy dance day thinking of Melissa & Adam taking Bella off to boarding school, but now feeling as though I've been hit with a 50 ton cannon ball right in my stomach.  Greg has serious heart problems, which I cannot describe, but they've already done something or other and he is scheduled for bypass surgery.  It is nearly unbearable when my children's generation is showing such signs of old age.  Hoping they did not tell Bella today, but will put it off for a while and let her stay in her over the rainbow state of bliss!  Greg is Bella's grandpa.  She calls him Pops.
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Post by: JeanneP on August 27, 2016, 05:13:30 pm
Sharon.  I am surprised that Ms. Francis was able to get her licence renewed at 90 years old. Here you take a driving test out on the road every year after 86. Only good for a year.  Illinois out of money now and so maybe they will change that and stop taking peoples Licenses away. That is my only scare in life. Not to be able to drive a car.  I should have known about your husbands. One is better off not having a car to trade in. Looks like they are giving you a good deal but they arn't because you can get a bigger discount on the new car if you don't trade. I sold each of mine (7) first Being a University town and lots of people in from other countries. A used car goes fast in the paper. I have missed 2 this week that sold within a hour of it being in the adds.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Sandy on August 27, 2016, 05:18:21 pm
I am so sorry to hear about Greg,  MaryPage...
I wish him all the best and hopefully his surgery will
help to make him feel and be better.   

It is so hard when our Adult Children and Grand Children
start showing signs of old age....
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Post by: Jaywalker on August 27, 2016, 06:25:06 pm
I have been absent from this group for some time now, but I have good reasons.  :)  My daughter Joy has been enduring much changes and complications with her health.  I will just copy her husband's post on facebook from a while ago.  I have no words to express this mother's heart at this time.  :'(

John Stephan

August 27,2016

It is time to update family and friends on Joy's medical situation. Joy had imposed an information blackout to almost everyone due to privacy issues. Approximately 2 months ago she had an episode of severe pain which necessitated a ER trip. Her pain had dramatically increased. A CT scan showed her tumors and cancer were once again being aggressive and growing. The cancer center stopped her chemo treatments due to it's ineffectiveness and she was moved into hospice care at the house. Her infusions of saline continued until two weeks ago but her abdomen drains were continued. Last week it was decided the fluid infusions should also stop. After her hospital stay, a pain regimen of dilaudid was initiated with a pump inserted to deliver pain meds directly under the skin. Morphine was added to the pain control about a week ago and her situation had appeared to stabilize.

This morning at 6:45 am she got out of her hospital bed and she lost her balance, fell and hit her head on a dining room chair. She was knocked unconscious. From the back bedroom I heard the thump of her head hitting the chair and the ensuing tumble to the floor. She was flat of her stomach and out when I got to her. Nothing broken and no other sign of injury other than a knot on her right temple and some swelling. I called the fire department who responded to help lift her into her bed and hospice nurses were called. An analysis was done to ascertain her condition which came up negative for severe trauma. She will likely be out for the remainder of the day and a followup welfare check scheduled for tonight at which time a longer care regimen will be determined. She is not in pain at this time. We need to find out if she can remain in the house or if she needs to be placed in some type of care facility. All unknown at this time.

In spite of a dire prognosis from the pain and the advancing cancer condition her attitude has been spectacular. She smiles when awake but is taking almost no food or liquids. It is our desire she remains in good spirits while still with us. She has talked about her pending passing away and is highly anticipating that event with a joyful expectation. Yesterday while sitting next to her she started laughing. I asked her what was going on and she said there was an angel standing behind me trying to give me a “high-five”. I anticipate additional positive signs and manifestations to continue to occur as she approaches that time soon when she is received into the arms of her God and King. This is not a time of grief but an event awaiting all of us. Her faith is strong and has fought the good fight and has constantly been faithful to her God and Savior, Jesus our Christ.
She is not taking telephone calls and hasn't for a couple of weeks. Visitors are discouraged except those who are helping out in the house with her care. We are setting up a watcher group who are helping me by allowing me to shop and run errands (and an occasional time away to play music and to get out for walks and a break) We still need your prayers for her comfort. I will now begin to make further postings now that I have broken the silence on her condition. Thank you for your understanding
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: maryz on August 27, 2016, 07:22:07 pm
Jaywalker - my heart aches for you and your daughter and all your loved ones.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Marilyn on August 27, 2016, 07:26:42 pm
Jaywalker (Jane) My heart is with you and prayer for Joy and you fill my heart.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Cottoncandy on August 27, 2016, 08:06:45 pm
Prayers for you Jaywalker and Joy....Darlene
Post by: MaryPage on August 27, 2016, 08:32:44 pm
Darling Jane, your son in law sounds like the most wonderful, caring person in this world.  It must fill your sorrowing heart with a special lightness to know your daughter has had him in her life to take care of her.  Such understanding!
As for you, yourself; well, I would be standing in the middle of my living room screaming Why Me, God?  Why Me?  Don't wear yourself out, Jane;  I'll do it FOR you!
Have been thinking of you and wondering, while almost hiding cowardly from the expected news.  Thank you for thinking of us in the midst of your dreadful turmoil and suffering.  Sending you waves and waves of consoling, caring sentiments and wishes for serenity in your heart.
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: Jaywalker on August 27, 2016, 10:24:04 pm
This evening's post from John:
It's now 5:30 PM and Joy has come to. She is unable to sit up or stand and is pretty incoherent but awake. Face is still swollen but still beautiful! Had a slice of fresh nectarine as a reward. Ah, the little pleasures that life gives us.
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Post by: GinnyAnn on August 28, 2016, 01:06:31 am
We are having hot and humid days, so I have been staying in the ac. Nothing new here.  We had a good Anniversary Day. 

Prayers for Joy and John. My heart goes out to them.
Post by: MaryPage on August 28, 2016, 10:34:41 am
Another blazingly beautiful August day here on the bay.  White sails in the sunshine.
Melissa reports Bella is settled in at school and happy as all get out.  Her little family were wrenched at leaving her behind, but no one can stop the passing of Time.
Bella's roommate is from China.  I expect the school put her with Bella to make her enjoy the maximum possible comfort, as China was one of the ports of call when Bella went around the world.  How lovely to arrive at a strange school in a strange land and find your most constant companion is someone of your own age who has visited your country!
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: SharonE on August 28, 2016, 03:02:24 pm
Jane, I am so sorry to hear about Joy, but know that you feel blessed to have such a loving sil caring for her and to know that she is approaching her final moments with the anticipation of being with her Savior. My prayers go out for all of you for a peaceful, pain-free passing and strength for you and her husband.

Ginny, so glad you had a good anniversary.  Hot & humid here as well.

MP, so glad Bella is happily settled in her new school and with her Chinese roommate.  Did I mention that John's favorite bridge partner is a Chinese man who has recently moved here to be near his son.

We are back from church and SS.  My last week of teaching SS. It went well or at least everyone was complimentary. I'll be glad not to have to do it next week though.

John is learning how to do the laundry with our new (since we moved here) front loading w & d. It is almost easier to do it myself, but there may come a day when he will need to do it.

Nothing else going on here.  Sharon
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Post by: JeanneP on August 28, 2016, 04:21:15 pm
Sharon.  Make sure you tell him. colours don't go in with whites.  Men seem to think O.K to throw a pair of Jeans in with the towels and Sheets.
Now Sharon. I though you had lived in that house for a lot of years. Did you just move in?
Title: Re: Bosom Buddies
Post by: jane on August 29, 2016, 11:04:58 am
Holding Jane and Joy and John in our prayers here.

Very humid here today again.  Yesterday afternoon we walked down to the Fire Station for their Open House and it was a slow walk back.  The heat and humidity were worse than we'd thought. 

All the usual household stuff today...laundry and cleaning out the fridge and going to the grocery store to restock, etc. 

Not much else new here. Ray's off to get a new insurance certificate for his new car.