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Soda Shoppe for February 15, 2020

Started by so_P_bubble, February 15, 2020, 01:30:10 am

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Denver

ANOTHER snowy day.....this every other day of snow is wearing many of us down!  I relate it to living in a snow globe!!

We have been active with helping out with our grands this week.  This afternoon I decided to stay home while Bob picked our oldest grandson up from school and drove him 30 minutes to his away basketball game.  The roads we not good, but they made it to and from safe and sound.  We have Oliver Doodle here for a wee' while his parents are out of the country.  Tomorrow Dave returns from his business trip so we are not needed with the children for the rest of the week. 

AMY, your Jesse is a funny guy!  Of course he like more pats and rubs!  I loved your kitty wishing is a good Wednesday!

PHYLLIS, nice to read that your doctor was happy with you!  Nice that David is willing to help you eat those special brownies!

GLORIA, good to read the CNA that you like is back.  That is great to read!

JANE, the Canadian Geese have been thick around our home the past few days.  There are so many tracks in the snowy hillsides the6 have all of the neighbors in our community thinking the coyotes and wild cats are taking over!  The Denver Metro area is over run with the geese.  Last year they gathered many of them up in one of the city parks and turned them into food for the homeless......you ca; imagine the outrage tha5 caused.  They are talking about doing it again as they are taking over the parks. 

SHIRLEY, I felt so bad for you as I read your post today.  I am proud that you stood up for what you felt is right and it just is not right that you have to speak up for yourself like you have.  Many sadly would not be able to do this for themselves.  Shame on that doctor and his staff.  I hope you are resting well now after that horrible day you had! 

Well I best head off to bed......Oliver is sitting here looking at us with eyes that seem to asking if it isn't time? 

Pleasant dreams to all. 

Jenny

Amy

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Good morning everyone..

 Nothing planned ,..shh no appointments either!! Just going to take the day as it comes. Would like to finish off the skateboard quilt sometime today.

Jenny, sounds like Oliver is telling you it is bedtime.  So far no lakes for geese to land in here....everything has ice on it. Will be nice to hear the echoing call of the loons when they get back.

Gloria, when we were getting PSW's and VON for our friend there were some I wouldn't let back into the house. I would phone to head office tell then not to send and it seemed to go in one ear and out the other but soon enough they did learn. One VON didn't want to clean his PICC line and when all was said and done she did before she got out the door. I really hate the fact that some seniors have no one to stick up for them and have to put up with what is sent. If it wasn't for the client they would not have a pay check!

Better get a move on.

Enjoy your day everyone.
I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

JaneS

Good Morning Everyfriend!  I'm up but definitely not "attem"!  And I'm not sure if I'll get attem at all today.  I was in bed for more than an hour last night and my eyes were still wide open.  So I gave up, got up and took a Melatonin and then played a couple of games on the computer until I felt sleepy.  Then I went back to bed and slept off and on for the rest of the night.  I still feel tired. Oh well!  Maybe tonight or maybe even this afternoon!

I made a pretty good supper last night....Pork chops, potatoes, onions and carrots all done in a skillet on top of the stove.  I only did half a recipe and I have enough for 3 more meals! 

I have one errand to do outside home today and it shouldn't take very long.  Sometime soon, I have to get a haircut!  I'm beginning to look like a shaggy dog!

And speaking of dogs, I guess I better get off here and go finish making the dog food or Mickie won't be able to have her breakfast when the boinger goes.

JENNY, so nice to see you back!  We missed you! 

I wish you all a lovely, healthy day!
Make it your own in every way!

And be sure to share it with your nosy friends!

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phyllis

We are waiting on snow.  1-3 inches will arrive this afternoon, so they say.  I hope they are wrong...as they often are.  But, if they aren't, I'm putting on a pot of Navy Bean Soup this morning and tucking myself in until every last slushy bit is gone.  However long that may take.

I had my hair cut yesterday and met a very nice and well-read woman who recommended a book to me.  I downloaded it from my library so I have something to read while I am tucked in.  I hope I like it.

Take care, All.
phyllis
Cary,NC

Gloria

Good morning everyone. I was surprised when I opened my eyes  and it was light out all ready. 21 now and sun is up  but not shining. Got a good 8 hours sleep and did not feel like turning over and going back to sleep.

JANE  I think my CNA is happy to be back, too. She did lose one of her clients who is now in a nursing home. Instead of co‌ming at 12 she said she will be coming at 11, good, she will get home earlier. I well get something cooked so hopefully I will add a few pounds. She likes to cook.

PHYLLIS  always good news when a doctor is happy with how you are doing. Oh boy if I was there I would help you get rid of those brownies. I have not made them in a couple of years.

AMY  I could eat chocolate every day and always have some in here but not where I can sit here and grab some any time. If it was more that easing my sweet teeth I would eat it all day.

JENNY  I think folks aroung here would be "up in arms" if the wild geese were rounded up and made into food. They do get annoying but they are God's wild creatures.

AMY  love the Thankful Thursday and I must be happy because I am happy to wake every morning, means I am still alive.You are right but some of the ones I have had over the years just want to sit and use their smart phones and that is not just the young ones. I have had a couple of young ones that were great, like one I had last week. She would talk while working and always looking for something else to do.

JANE  know how you feel. I have has nights when I could not sleep at all. No fun being awake for more than 24 hours and it has happened to me a few times. Hope the couch has some ZZZZ's for you later.

PHYLLIS  I have been longing for snow instead of all the rain we have been getting. The dampness from rain gets to my bones and when it snows it does not bother me.

Have a good day.

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Shirley

Well, phoey... lost my post & guess it's a good thing, got too mouthy again. Went to check the weather since we are told we'll have snow tonight... no sign of it on radar & forgot to open another tab so lost all I had typed because I wasn't typing on WordPad!  :tissue:

Gloria, happy your fav CNA is back & will feed you! Nice to have someone on your side, huh?

Had to giggle at your dog, Amy, TomCat is just as bad. He wants to be brushed as long as I am willing to do the job & when I put the brush on the floor, if I hold it down with my toes he will rub his chin over & over from side to side. Such a big baby. Tiger doesn't like being brushed and I've never tried to brush Callie, she is still skittish. Funny that she is the one that follows me outside & just dances around to be petted when out, but acts afraid when I try to hold her in any way.

I am tired tonight, having to do battle wears me down. I called the eye place to ask for my test records & got a run around that "Blue Cross & Medicare would have to fax a request for them". I explained we could take this public and see what they think since it was Medicare that told me to get the records. After another short break the lady said I "would have to come sign for them", I said, "When?" & she came back with "tomorrow?" & I asked, "what time". We agreed on 10:00 "so nobody will be gone to lunch and I don't have to drive in rush hour traffic". I am not geared for these confrontations but it's time someone dug their heels in & quit letting these places that deal with older people realize we still can fight back and sure they don't want to Go Public! I hope this is the last dealing with them. I need to crawl in a hole & lick my wounds.

Bedtime, cats are fed & going to stay in tonight since it might snow. I sleep sounder knowing they are okay.  I did bake salmon today & think I already mentioned all the kinds of herbs & spices I used... if not I will make the list again tomorrow. Came out as good as last time & I froze 5 packages again. It really does taste better when warmed up in a little skillet with a tad of REAL butter to kind of brown it. Yum... This time I had a little larger, cost $21. for skinless & boneless at Sam's... & will have made 8 large servings. Son & I each  had a big piece, one in the frig for tomorrow & 5 in the freezer. (I also made his Manwich, he hinted strongly that he hadn't had any for a long time so if I really wanted to fix it.... <smile>  Sweet dreams to all.  Shirley  Mary Ann, hope you are tucked in for the night, I think you go home tomorrow?  & Joy, hope the day was good for you. Feel so alone no matter how many people are in & out of your room. Hugs.

Phyllis, you are sounding better today, chocolate is a cure all, isn't it?

Well, the phone rang & I didn't have this ready to post & memory being what it is lately, I went off to bed with everything "waiting".  We did get snow overnight, radio telling how many wrecks & to stay off elevations since even though treated, are slick & causing rush hour mess. At least I can get where I need to go on main streets so I will just leave earlier than planned. Tom & Callie went out & stopped just out the door & staring back to see if that door will open again FAST! Wishing all a Thuper Thursday... maybe that was Terrific Thursday, Callie?

Haha, wasn't thinking about how many posts would be waiting after this all night delay posting mine! I have cats staring in the door so will post before I get side tracked & forget again. Love you all...

Lloyd Hammond

Good Morning, well In a few min I will be leaving see you all a few days. at least two days in the hospital. putting new stents in today, in new places. behave your selves while i am gone.  Lloyd

Amy

Lloyd, prayers for a speedy recovery.. You know we will behave ourselves........just like you :)
Are you back yet?
I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

Shirley

Best wishes, Lloyd, around here they put my 2 stents in & I was back out same day. I had a reaction with the one med put in while doing the heart cath but the only problem. My son stayed in the waiting room the whole day so I felt really bad for him but sure glad to get out of there. Hugs to Nancy, I've been in her shoes with all the procedures Cas had, not only tiring to navigate those hospitals but stressful waiting for the report from the doctors that all went well. Give her an extra hug from me.

Gotta go dress for battle. What was that prayer, something like, "Lord, keep your arm around my shoulders and hand over my mouth"..... will have to look that up.  :2funny:

Shirley

Well, in spite of snow & making a wrong turn on the way to the doctor's office, got there exactly at time set and was told "papers not ready because the doctor has to sign and won't be in until afternoon." I took a deep breath & said, "this isn't working well, someone could have called me". She said they were checking to find another doctor to sign the release so would I take a seat?"  I sat for what seemed hours but only 15-20 minutes, couldn't remember if I locked my car so got up & headed for the door. Just as I reached the door I head my name called. They must have thought I was leaving mad & a miracle happened, that paper was ready for me. Seriously, I am wondering if the women in that place have attitude as well as the doctor, like to see how far they can push. It was one page, I bit my tongue from saying that "I'll send a copy to Medicare & Blue Cross"... I don't know that I will ever need to do that, but have what both insurances paid for!

Stopped by the optometrist office to see if that doctor has changed the distance for the bifocal part to arm's length (to see speedometer) instead of reading distance, she had. I paid & was told they should be here 7-10 days. Has been a long spell of first the knee, then head & neck pain that led to eyes checked in case they were causing the head pain. Head pain is better, knee works & long way from doing surgery & if these new glasses work, I may put off cataract surgery until after facing that valve replacement. Patch up one place & another crunches! And to think I am one of the healthiest old people I know!!!

The sun is shining, snow melting off the driveway & I may get out later to clear off a little better, do need to go to the store, forgot on my way home.  ::)  It says 25° & feels like 14°, so not really that warm. Supposed to get very cold tonight so what the sun melts today will be hard ice in the morning. Have a great rest of the day!

Denver

February 20, 2020, 03:40:39 pm #70 Last Edit: February 20, 2020, 03:48:07 pm by Denver
Sun is shinning today and no snow headed in until Saturday late Night......it sure is BRIGHT with all the sparkly snow out there! 

JANE, sorry it took you so long to fall asleep last night!  That is so annoying!  I am blessed in that for the most part I fall asleep awhile after I retire and most of the time I can get back to sleep in not too long of a time if I get up in the night!  I have served my time at being awake for hours, and I sure do not like it!  I hope you have had a little siesta already today! 

Holding good thoughts and saying prayers for you, LLOYD.  I do hope you will do well and can ge5 home soon! 

3 of my kiddos are flying all over the place today, so I am keeping an eye on the flights and asking our Dear Lord to keep his loving arms around them🙏🙏

Yes, AMY, Oliver was ready to head to bed.  He moved around quite a bit but HE made sure he was comfy!  Smokey Cat did not come to bed and join us, I guess he is a bit bent out of shape that he is having to share me with the Doodle Dog😍😍.

GLORIA, , oh believe me the round up of the geese was a huge uproar, but in all honesty they have tried many things to keep them under control and it has not worked.  They (of course) make huge messes on the sidewalks and they even are so braze; they attack people, so it is a BIG problem.  So happy your CNA is coming to you earlier and I do hope you ca; enjoy some home cooked meals that will put some meat on your weary bones🥰🥰

Oh goodness, SHIRLEY!  What all you have been having to deal with..... I almost chokes on my breath when you said they told you to COME BACK this afternoon!  They are darn lucky you did not jump over the counter and take that office person OUT.  So happy in worked out in the long run👍👍👍

PHYLLIS, I love Navy beans......I hope you enjoy them and believe me I wish I could pop in and share them with you and David❣️

You ALL enjoy the rest of your day!  YES, AMY, it is a THANKFUL THURSDAY......we all MUST look on the bright side!  Thank you🥰

Jenny

Amy

Shirley, this applies to all of us and thought I would share...

An ode to growing old ... by Martha Mitchem Graham ... 1986


"I AM FINE", OR I'M AWFULLY WELL FOR THE SHAPE I'M IN

Oh, what little white lies we often tell
when folks ask us if we're feeling well.

"I am fine", is what we usually say --
but if we told 'em the truth, they'd surely turn away!

The truth is that arthritis has all but crippled both of my knees,
and when I breathe, you can hear me wheeze.

My glasses fit, and my hearing is fine --
but, oh Lord, how I do miss my mind!

So maybe the fine print escapes me unless it's a real clear day;
and, truthfully, I probably don't catch every word that you say --

I'm overweight and looks like I'll never be thin --
you see, my appetite seems to always win!

I have all those bulges in the wrong place --
and just lots of wrinkles on my face.

At night, it's not me but my teeth that get taken out --
and those sags and bags I'm not even going to think about!

My pulse is weak, and my blood is getting thin --
why, it's just terrible the shape I'm really in!

But, when folks ask me how I'm feeling,
if I don't want to set their heads a reelin' --

"I am fine", I'll say with a grin --
or, "I'm awfully well for the shape I'm in.

Now the moral of this tale I've just told
is for those of us who are growing old ...

If you want to keep each and every dear friend,
don't ever, ever tell 'em the shape you're really in !!

(c) Martha Mitchem Graham
I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

Amy

Have to add they forgot that the back goes out more often than not..
The blessings of getting older...I do believe God made us forgetful so we would get more exercise and I know my brain will never save my feet . I write a note to take to the store and leave it at home!!

Jenny prayers for your children one worries no matter how old they are.
I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

Amy

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Good morning everyone..

Why is it that we don't get excited about Fri since we have retired??
Another day with nothing on the agenda. Hope to finish up the quilt today is about it and start another:)

Weather is warming up some and I hope it stays that was but know with March we can get just about anything and usually nasty.

Lloyd, hope you have all the work (stents) done and soon will be home.

Better get a pot of soup started.

Enjoy your day everyone..
I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

JaneS

Good Morning Everyfriend!  It's 18º out there and for this area, that's COLD!  Mickie's had her outing and her pill and we're waiting for the boinger for breakfast.  I have my first cup of coffee and it's actually beginning to light up outside.  We're supposed to have a sunny day today.  When the sun shines, it doesn't seem as cold out.

I never did my errand yesterday but I did make bread pudding.  It was really good but the next time I think I'll cut the amount of bread and have more pudding.  That's the way my grandmother always made it and I like it that way. 

I had another night of light sleep.  I even went to bed early and I took a Melatonin before I went.  I slept soundly for 2 1/2 hours and then fitfully the rest of he night.  I feel like going back to bed but I can't do that today.  And I also feel like the days I've been given are wasted when I sleep them away!  I know this problem isn't as bad as some of you are facing but it's mine and I have to face it. 

I wish you all a lovely, healthy day!
Make it your own in every way!

And ALWAYS share it with your nosy friends in SS!

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Gloria

morning everyone, 14 this morning and feels like 7 but that is outside where I am not going today. I know I moved faster than normal when I got out of bed. Had a good 2 hours yesterday with my CNA. I have been easy with her knowing she will tire fast after being out of work so long. I did get my back massage as only she can do it, just enough pressure on the places that always hurt. Had a lot of laughs, too.

SHIRLEY  good for you sticking up for yourself. Took me 10 years before getting rid of a doctor that did nothing when I kept telling him my back hurt. I almost yelled at him before he listened and sent me for an MRI and discovered the arthritis. Another 10 years for a doctor who said he would look into it. Now I see an NP and she has done more  for me than 2 doctors in 20 years.

LLOYD  we always behave, it is you that doesn't. You are always doing too many dangerous things and end up in the hospital. Hugs and prayers for you and Nancy.

SHIRLEY  I am still waiting for those "Golden Years" to get here. We retire and our good health retired, too. Not fair to us at all.

JENNY  you have 3 flying and my oldest son and DIL are on the Atlantic enjoying their yearly cruise.

AMY  love what you posted. I always say I am fine when anyone asks, no one really wants to know so why tell them of all the aches and pains? I remember Fridays when I was working espedially the one before vacation. That was about the only time I was a clock watcher.

JANE  sorry for the lack of sleep you are having. I know how that feels because I have had nights like that. I had another 8 hours last night and  that is 2 nights in a row. Been years since I have had that.
Guess I have told you all the news I had.

Have a good day.

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phyllis


"The north wind doth blow,
And we shall have snow,
And what will the robin do then,poor thing?
He'll sit in a barn,
And keep himself warm,
And hide his head under his wing,poor thing!"

And the north wind did blow...and still is.  And we did have snow.  It is beautiful to look at from inside the warm house but it is cold, cold, COLD! outside my window this morning.

The hot bean soup was perfect for dinner last night with enough left over to warm the tummy today along with some added corn bread....maybe.

Take care, All.
phyllis
Cary,NC

Sandy


Good freezing morning here
on the rocky coast of Maine.
 
Today should be the last day
that we are down in the 20's
and tomorrow is looking warmer,
while the rest of the week
will be in the 30's and 40's...
a welcome warmer change coming.

I prefer  weekdays over weekends,
soI can't get excited about Friday
being the end of the week.
 
I also like Mondays. 

Funny how life has change in
the last few years...  I also
now sleep later in the AM.
Getting up between 9 and  10 AM,
instead of between 6 - 7 AM. 

I need to stop watching news on tv
as I am getting so depressed that
it is not good for me.   

So it is time for me to do
something about it,  for my
own better mental health.

I try but I keep getting drawn
back into paying attention to
what is happening to our country.
Very, very, sad, IMHO. 

Have a good day,  everyone.
Sandy
 :sealedlips:  :no:  :playnice:  :stars:  :wave:  :xoxo:   

"The greatest glory in living,
lies not in never falling, but
in rising every time we fall." - .

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Shirley

February 21, 2020, 10:04:00 am #78 Last Edit: February 21, 2020, 10:09:39 am by Shirley
Phyllis, I do love my beans. I fixed a pot full with ham shanks & have only 1 serving left. Love cornbread with it, do you make the white or yellow?  I had never tasted the white.. fried in a cast iron skillet.. until first time we visited Cas' mother. My mother used the "Jiffy" box yellow that was kind of sweet. We didn't have it often. I learned to make Cas' kind & always brought at least one bag of the mix back to MO or KS with me. Cas loved the bottom crunchy part & would eat anything left over.

Gloria, I really did not put a name to these aches & pains before 2 doctors say I have SEVERE arthritis, but am understanding the meaning now. This morning my good knee hurt worse than the bad one so I gave both a good rub down with Ponds cream & then happened to think it would have been a good time to rub in that cream, hum, mind just went blank, like you got. (Edit: Hempvana) I think I know what brought it on, wearing some soft UGGs for 2 days because of snow... shoes makes a big difference. Anyway, being told "it isn't going to get better" puts a whole new look at it! 

Jane, I've gotten into a terrible habit of getting up whenever & have breakfast & back to bed, but it does wreck the day for getting things done. Remember, though, you are retired & can do whatever you like as long as meal time is on schedule for the pup!  ;) Now who is boss?

Amy, love the kitten & saying. Will offer one tip, if you get a phone call that goes on & on, all you have to do is start talking about your aches & pains, they will hang up in a hurry!  :2funny: I brought in a short branch of forsythia last week, to force bloom. Wasn't sure if too early, my mother would get the urge every spring, to hurry up something. This morning I see the first bud/blossom changing to yellow. Snow on the ground, temp of 15 with feels like 5... so spring has not sprung yet at 8:45 am.

Jenny, like you, I have kids in the air all the time & never draw a deep breath until they are back on the ground.... and now it is the worry about the virus. My daughter said she didn't see anyone with masks on when she headed to Seattle this week, but this old worrier (new word?) does think about the dangers. For some reason Tiger has started sleeping someplace else, it started when Tom got to my bed first & she won't share (except in the RV). They sure rule this house! Be nice if they could be trained to help, like Amy's dog!

Thanks to all for letting me rant about being bullied. I am so relieved you wouldn't believe.

Sandy, I quit watching news because, as my mother used to say, "it gave me a heavy heart". Since I can't change what goes on, only stand up to what I can in my little world, it helps my BP, at least not blow! Don't let the world get you down, stick to what makes you happy & content. I just sent a link to the walker like we have, to my 94 year old brother. He is upset because he is short winded & can't walk like he used to. So I got on his back about being glad he can do what he can & not upset at what he can't do anymore. He doesn't have many friends his age left so know it is scary. Looking at our walkers, they really are neat!

Sandy

Every time I go out
with my walker,  people stop me and
want to know all about it.   

I feel so safe with it.   And for me safety
is what it is all about. 

Sandy

"The greatest glory in living,
lies not in never falling, but
in rising every time we fall." - .

  Duluth Harbor Cams:

Mary Ann

I have a neat little walker, just like the one in the Rehab.  I asked about a Rollator and they said I did not neeed a Rollator.  I'd tell you the name but I'd have to get up to see it.  It is nice and shiny and brand new. 

I don't watch the news any more, myself, and feel pretty good about things. News around here is a grim as it is everywhere, maybe except Washington,and I don't miss a thing that they may offer. 

Phyllis, I like the north wind poem you posted.  I sit at the south side of my building but my north window is a slider and presents a lot of glass. I sit in the living room very seldom.  Even so some winds do better than others from the north.  The windows are not proof from cold.

Mary Ann



CallieOK

Good Morning,

I've been reading posts but it's been a busy week and I'm just now able to have a day when I can do what I want when I want to do it.

Pretty much "covered the town" doing errands last Monday and Tuesday.  Book Club met on Wednesday and yesterday morning, I had an appointment with the Audiologist followed by one with the Tax Accountant.

Audiologist cleared wax from ears and hearing aides and then put me on a list so the office will call me every three months to remind me I need to do that again.  (I need all the help I can get!!!!)

My church has a memorial wall of small crosses for deceased members.  A friend who was very active in church activities and instigated the bridge club passed away a week or so ago.  The bridge club decided to contribute a cross in her memory so 3 of us met yesterday afternoon to find one.  Now we'll have it mounted on a plaque and hope to have it ready by Easter.

Shirley,  true southern cornbread has NO sugar in it!  My mil would put "some" self-rising cornmeal in a bowl, add an egg and turn on the hot water.  Then she'd stir as she passed the bowl in and out of the hot water until it "looked right" and bake in a well greased and heated cornbread stick pan that probably belonged to her mother.  Melt-in-your-mouth delicious!!!
I used to tease the cook at the school where I taught in Leadville when we had cornbread by telling her she'd made cake.  She would always sass back.  ;D

A good friend who is 84 (like me) has just been told by her family doctor that she has Severe Arthritis and to stop running around to expensive specialists trying to find a cure. She's accepted his advice but is grumbling about it.

I have two walkers.  One is a rollator with a seat and the other is smaller and a lighter weight that folds up like an umbrella.  I keep that one in the car because I can get it out by myself.  I use the other one at home - great for taking things from one place to another - but will take it if I think I'll need to sit.

As I remember, I mentioned getting one to my doctor at an annual physical and he wrote a "prescription" (more like a recommendation) that I took to a store that sells health aide devices.  They took care of sending the paperwork in to Medicare and insurance, which paid...at least most of the cost (don't remember if it paid all).

That store is also where I first saw a "Squatty Potty". Anyone ever seen one of those?  Who knew there was a better way to sit and... well, you know  ::) ?

I can see three daffodils in bloom.  However, the bird bath had a thick coat of ice this morning and they look pretty droopy.  Hope the sunshine today will perk them up.

I'm so sorry to read about various health issues of Friends and family members of Friends. Sending Hugs and Good Thoughts for each.

Wishing Everyfriend Everywhere an Enjoyable Day  ("Frabulous Friday" to follow Shirley's "Thuper Thursday"?  :D .   

Shirley

February 21, 2020, 02:55:35 pm #82 Last Edit: February 21, 2020, 02:59:25 pm by Shirley
Callie, my MIL would do the same, dump the cornmeal into a bowl, I call it a mix because all she added was an egg and buttermilk. It was MY mother that made the sweet kind, guess we weren't "Southern" enough. I learned to like the non-sweet but it did have a lot more grease (I used Wesson corn oil) to fry than Mothers did to bake. My MIL would have the skillet bubbling hot before putting the mix in & then into a very hot oven. That's how it got the crunchy top when turned over onto a plate. She would fry potatoes in so much grease she would put a lid on that skillet & drain the grease off. Served with fresh coleslaw & home canned or frozen green beans. Usually she would have chicken fried as well and by the time we got back to MO, we had "zits" all over our faces! She was a wonderful cook, but not exactly "heart healthy" foods. My mother was also a wonderful cook but was one that quoted "You Are What You Eat" by Adele Davis, and since Dad was a beef & potatoes man, we ate a lot of beef. Dad also loved pork steaks, which Mom would broil. Dad loved the fat on pork but not too crispy. Dad lived to 95 so didn't bother him. Mom's later years and after she died, I'd fix a big pot roast with potatoes & carrots, pick up a loaf of fresh Dutch bread & take to them. Mom always had homemade applesauce to go with the meal. I was no cook compared with the rest of them, including my sister, but did learn to fix some of their favorites.

I can't find a good pot roast around here, keep telling the butcher "Let's go out into the Flint Hills and rustle up some beef"... but he won't take me up on it. ::) You remember those miles of cattle on the Flint Hills, Phyllis? Maybe you didn't travel through them as often as I did, but I love the peaceful sight.

Got to get busy, stalled all morning about doing laundry. Have sheets for 2 queen beds plus a couple full loads of towels, as well as "personal" stuff. I planned to use a lot of water this month of Feb because the city bases water usage on Feb & if you go over during the summer you pay higher prices. Dirty trick, hard to wash a car or water flowers in Feb! But them's the rules. I just got the water bill & too late to pad it. Bummer!

Gloria, it is so good to feel your happiness with the return of your CNA. "Three cheers for our side!"  :thumbup:

When I needed the rollator, walker or whatever, I needed it fast to move at all. It was a 2 day wait with Amazon Prime after getting suggestions in here. I did order the potty "lift" but did not use it because these "designer" fixtures in my 3 bathrooms aren't normal shape, & I wasn't about to spend to have them replaced because that would mean new carpet, & all the other problems that pop up when remodeling.

I am so relieved to not face surgery done by a doctor I didn't trust, I feel like this is a whole new life. Hope Lloyd's procedure is over and all's well, heart cath is always a danger at best.

Amy

Shirley, I hadn't thought of doing that but now you have planted the idea next time a scammer calls he/she will get it. :thumbup:  I have had them hang up on me before when I have mixed their words but this is even better,will make me feel better too.

My desk...well there is a desk and now you can see it and  actually find things. With downloading recipes and patterns it soon became cluttered. Now it is not!

Sandy, we heard on the news last night that a young boy 13 yr.s old robbed a bank along with a 15 and 16 yr old but my gosh 13..

Callie, I make Johnny cake is that the same as cornbread?

I had better get going..
I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

Amy

Shirley, my Dad loved bread fried in bacon grease nice and crispy....I did too. Or the fat off a pork roast but it had to have the fat fried out of it....does that make sense?
I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

Mary Ann

All this talk about food makes me hungry.  I don't remember anything special my mother made in the meat line, but she made delicious lemon pies and tarts.  I only had her for 17 years.  After she died, Dad took over and he was a "by guess and by gosh" cook.  Sunday dinner was always chicken or roast with potatoes and veggies and we could always invite anyone to eat with us because there was more then.  We'd have the meat sliced the next day and we'd have stew the next day. I don't remember Thursdays but Fridays were steak night.  Dad's meals were tastier because he experimented.  Tom tries to do that, but he is not a cook.  He's going to have to learn - for his sake as well as mine.  I bought an Instant Pot and he does a great job with a pot roast and veggies. 

I had an evaluation for home care for 60 days this afternoon.  Tom has bought wire shelves for against the walls and soon we may look halfways decent around here.  I   
pictured wooden cabinets but he had already bought the wire shelves.  And with my money!
Onward and upward.  All in the name of therapy.

Mary Ann
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Lloyd Hammond

Hello everyone. I am home just did get here,stopped and had a good feed on the way home.it is 2:54 Pm. well they router routed me out(old stents and put two more in and said the heart is repairing itself by making one new one from the bottom of the heart to the top of it. I am breathing some easier. the only bad part is temp. they are putting me back on lasisx. I guess that way fores me to do more exercise. I can't hardly type with this splint on to keep me from bending my wrist. I am going to go take a nap now see you all latter.

Lloyd

Amy

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Lloyd, great that you are home and nice to hear breathing is much easier for you. Yes, Lasix is a stinker but it keeps your fluid out instead of around your heart! The cardiologist has Kyle weighing himself to make sure no rapid weight gain ,if soo he is to take an extra Lasix. Take it easy please..
I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

Amy

Mary Ann..great that you are also home. You will enjoy your own bed  and how is Kendrick?? Did he ignore you for being away so long?

I really enjoy my IP......haven't done a lot of experimenting with it yet. Do enjoy yogurt, baked beans and vegetable. Come summer I will use it a lot more, right now I use the wood stove.Want to try Lave Cakes soon.....with vanilla ice cream on them!

Hope also feel better...take it easy also.
I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

JaneS

Hello Everyfriend!  I'm trying not to doze during the day today so maybe I can sleep better in bed tonight.  But I'm getting really sleepy.  Might have to go to bed early.

LLOYD and MARY ANN welcome home to both of you!  Now lets try to keep it that way!

Today was a beautiful, sunshiny day and Mickie and I had 3 nice walks.  It was cold but not windy so it didn't feel so cold  I had a nice long chat with my Texas daughter on the phone and we settled some of the world's problems but we also agreed that one of the things that hurts the most is when one of your children or grandchildren hurt and not only are you too far away for hugs but you really don't know what to say to bring comfort.  Some things we just can't help with.  And that makes us hurt!

I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy, healthy tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one!

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