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Started by so_P_bubble, February 01, 2021, 12:14:51 AM

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patricia19

Good morning. It's minus 34 presently, and we are to remain in the minus thirties and minus twenties until the tenth or eleventh of next week. At least there is no longer any wind, which makes it bearable, and not actually needing to go out for some weeks makes it even more bearable!  :thumbup:  The only reminder of yesterday is a slight bruising on my toes.

The maintenance man did show up and fixed something with the grout around the toilet base, so that's done. 

Amy and Jane, thanks for the morning chuckles and commiseration. Today will be as Callie, always says, a couch potato day. Yesterday I purchased a bag of frozen grapes, so sometime today, I'm going to be feeling quite decadent.  :smitten:

Jane, thank you so much for the recipe, and I did find this one on turning dried cranberries into a sauce,  https://delightedbaking.com/cranberry-sauce-with-dried-cranberries/

I brought a family size chicken package yesterday and another beef roast to make more of Tome's wonderful brown sugar recipe, so I'm set. I might even see if the cranberries sauce recipe can be tweaked for cherries.

Shirley, I'm going with no news is good news with Gloria right now. It all came on so suddenly.

phyllis

It is so good to see you here, Shirley.  Thanks for letting us know about Gloria.  I would like to know how she is doing but in this case, as Patricia said before me, no news is good news. 

That Kansas wind will go right through you.  Try to stay warm and safe.

I'm still trying to make an appointment for my second vaccine shot.  No luck yet but will keep trying.  The wheels of bureaucracy grind VERY slowly.

Take care, All.
phyllis
Cary,NC

CallieOK

Good afternoon.
Shirley, our weather forecast is the same..."high" temperature not to go above freezing and wind chills below zero for about 8 days.

Patricia, I'd think you're sharing your weather but map looks as if it's coming down from east of you.

I've put in a grocery order to be delivered this afternoon so I should be able to be a Recliner Radish next week (can't stretch out on my love seat and don't need the carbs to be a couch potato)  :D.

Am concerned about my car battery, though. I rarely drive more than a mile from my house anyway and sure don't want to sit in the driveway to let the motor run during the cold weather...or any time, really.

Oh well, Onward and upward.

Lloyd Hammond

well I just dropped in to bid you all sweet dreams and good night, I plan on dropping in the Morning.

Lloyd

JaneS

Well, washing the towels last night led to washing all the dirty stuff today and it's all folded and put away now (except for the one sock lying on the dresser waiting for it's mate and the one in my pocket seeking a mate).  They'll meet when I go in there to go to bed.

I had more of the Cranberry Chicken for supper...thanks for the recipe for turning cranberries into sauce.  I don't know  if I'm ambitious enough to try that but I did save it. 

I'm off to the haystack in a little bit and I sure hope it's loaded with zzzzs.  I slept pretty good last night...only woke up once for my night time trot and right back to sleep.  It felt good!

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

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Denver

February 05, 2021, 11:44:55 PM #65 Last Edit: February 05, 2021, 11:48:14 PM by Denver
PATRICIA, your shopping trip sounded awful yesterday...no wonder you do not like to do this task.

Pleasant dreams to EVERYFRIEND 
and special 🙏🙏 for GLORIA.
"Love many, trust few; learn to paddle your own canoe"

Lloyd Hammond

Good Morning everyone. hope you all are having a good night's sleep I will check back after while. it is 21º and calling for a high of 29º today. so I will be in the house watching TV and earthing Nancy. she seams to have short tamper any more lot of the time, I will be glad when real spring weather gets so I can go to shop and work comfortably.

Lloyd

JaneS

Good Morning Everyfriend!  There's been nothing new since I last posted.  But I do want to say.....

LLOYD, I'd bet Nancy's short temper has something to do with the weather, too.  I don't like January and February very much either. 

I wish you all a good day....better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow!

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Amy

Good morning...

More snow to play with this morning, can't tell yet how much snow fell.

Playing with snow and laundry today..may try to get some baking done.

Better get at it..

Enjoy your day and stay safe..

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

Got a message from Gloria's daughter so going to post the whole thing. I know the "witch" has not been a sweet little old guard the last couple years, but do hope she will be where ever she can have a computer handy. Here's the news and then maybe we can think of a way to keep in touch with her.... We have rain/snow & ice north & south of us and looks like a miserable week ahead...BUT, spring is not far away. 

From Gloria's daughter: Mom is not doing well. She had a tooth removed which she was given antibiotics. After the course of antibiotics the hole became infected. They gave her another round of antibiotics, which killed all the good  things in her intestines. The bad critters in her intestines took over. Going into the bloodstream. In a way poisoning her.
She couldn't/ won't eat ... made her really weak. Not able to walk and fell two times. Admitted to hosp and she still won't eat doesn't like the food, never say mom wasn't stubborn!
Long story short, she will have to go to a nursing home. Where I will not have much contact with her... no Skype to talk to her. Phone calls only. She hates talking on phone so my calls will have to be very short, no visitors, she will not be happy.
Pretty much a downer e-mail but it is what is happening.
You are up to date as much as I am.

JaneS

SHIRLEY, maybe Regina would be willing to share the phone number so we could at least let her know we're thinking of her.  Or if not the phone, maybe an address so we can send cards?

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Amy

Jane I have Gloria's address for anyone that wants it. Check your email.
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

:tickedoff:  :tickedoff: This darn pandemic is making it hard on everyone!! Gloria, is a fighter for sure and pray that she beats this infection and fast!
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

Jane & Amy, I was thinking about snail mail but sounds like she will be kinda mobile for a while, between hospital, rehab or care place. I will ask Regina to ask her if she feels like talking. She may be super sleepy if they are trying to calm her down (smile).... She may clobber me when she gets hold of a computer, with my teasing.  Probably, if we could get one of her sons' snail mail they could deliver to her for us???  We don't  want Gloria to give up hope since nobody can visit.

patricia19

Does she have a laptop or access to a computer? Is she strong enough at this time to be able to sit up and use a computer? It sounds as if she is frail. I had her old address when she was at her son's, but I know that it's no longer viable even if I find it. It sounds as if she'll be doing a lot of restful sleeping.

Marilyne

I read the bad news about Gloria, and I know from experience,  what a terrible illness it is.   What she has is antibiotic induced colitis, caused by clostridium difficile, better know as C-diff

Please Google  C-diff,  and you can read about it, see the symptoms, and see how common and dangerous it is, and how difficult it is to treat, especially for older people.  There are dozens of websites to look at online, like Mayo Clinic, and many other reputable sites. 

I had it when I was in my early 70's, and was in the hospital for two weeks.  I had allergic reaction to the best of the two med's that were prescribed at that time - so had to have Flagyl, in my IV to try to get rid of it.    Long story short, I got well, but recuperation period seemed endless.  Once it's in your system you are vulnerable forever more.  I was advised to NEVER take antibiotics again, except in an emergency, when I could be monitored.  I have taken an antibiotic a couple of times since, and been okay, but I'm always on alert.  There are times when you must take an antibiotic, such as a UTI,  so the fear is always there.

The main thing that Gloria must do for herself, is to eat!  It's extremely difficult to eat when you have C-diff, because you're so sick - but if you don't eat, you are liable to get secondary colon problems that will require surgery.  I'm sure she is trying her best to eat, and has been told how important it is.   

CallieOK

So disturbing to read about Gloria. 

Her daughter's letter says she will have to go to a nursing home which sounds to me as if it's not yet happening.
Since it sounds as if she's very weak, and doesn't like to talk on the phone anyway, it might be best to stick to snail-mail.
However, I'd be very cautious about posting an address here for privacy reasons.

Marilyne, what you had sounds like what a friend of mine in Florida had as a reaction to meds for a UTI.  She was hospitalized for about 3 weeks and doesn't remember a thing about the first 10 days.  She's still recovering and has to have p.t. and occupational therapy.



patricia19

My younger sister retired on 2/01/2021, so this means on my mother's side, my generation is all retired. What an odd feeling that is.

Joy

Just checking in to say "Hi"

Doctor was pleased except my BP was really high  and she didn't like that.  My son got me one of the BP things that I can take it myself.  Much better today.

Go back on Tuesday after I see the heart doctor.

Have a good week end.

Joy
BIG BOX

Amy

Joy, great to see you and hope your bp behaves from here on in.

Patricia, after reading what you wrote I gave my history a combing through and we are also all retired!!

I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings..
Yesterday a couple drove in and handed my husband a dozen eggs from these hens.   tinyurl.com/1glmzaqw

Today while going through the drive through at Tims' our order was paid for by the person in front of us.  Came home and went to the neighbours to clip the dogs  nails and told her the story. She thought , like us it was a very kind gesture and I said yes it was.......tell your hubby I am going shopping next!! We both had a chuckle over that and I said thank you again.

Did get laundry done and hung out..sheets dried  in no time with the high winds..or maybe they were freeze dried???

Callie, there is no way I would put any information on the internet.....too many weirdos out there.. I did get a card sent out and told her how much we miss her but think waiting to hear from her family on how to contact her would be better.

Better go hold hands with the pup......he lays on his (allowed) couch and puts his paw out to hold my hand.. romance is still going strong in this ol world :))

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

Lloyd Hammond

Good Night everyone. we had a easy day. Our daughter Is Tapping trees, mainly walnut, But others also, and getting the sap and Making syrup, also drinking it. I tasted It not bad, but i will get our water easier. the syrup is good on pancakes, lot cheaper than at the store. just a little cook time. the tamp needs to be above freezing to draw good. above freezing and it really runs out fate at least 4 galleons per hour. you do not do a roiling boil just at a steam level on heat. good night and sweet dreams. hope to see you all tomorrow,

Lloyd

JaneS

Hello my friends!  Been busy today but stopped a lot to think about Gloria.  When I mentioned getting and address, I was thinking of getting her address when she settles in a care home.  I have her home address but if she's not there, no one is there.  However, when she's out of the hospital and in a care facility, no one will be able to visit her and she'll probably appreciate cards.  I hope if anyone gets that address, they will share it with the rest of us.  I can't think of another way to share our feelings with someone who will need it.

JOY, I'm so happy to hear that you are feeling better!  Keep moving in that direction.  We need everyone to feel good!

HI CALLIE, LLOYD, MARILYNE, AMY, SHIRLEY...

I got the bed stripped, washed and remade today and not much else accomplished.  I hope I do better tomorrow.

Right now, I'm off to the haystack.  I'm so sleepy, that my eyes won't stay open and I think we might have Cooper coming at the crack of dawn (or a bit before it cracks).  So I better get going.

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

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Denver

Very sorry to read the update on Gloria.  Thank you for letting us know, SHIRLEY. The news certainly is not good.

Thank you, MARILYN for sharing your experience with c-diff. I am aware of this and it is very scary.  Sure happy to read you got through it but not without a lot of concern. 

WOW AMY, sounds like you are getting a payback for being so kind to others! How nice to have your order paid for.  Lucky you two getting the colorful eggs.  I bet they will taste a special as they look😘 I had to smile at the comment about the pup wanting you to hold his hand....how sweet! 

JOY, I do hope you can get your bp under control.  Glad your son got you one of the meters to test it yourself and keep on top of it. 

I wish you all a good night of rest and special prayers for Gloria.

Jenny
"Love many, trust few; learn to paddle your own canoe"

Lloyd Hammond

February 07, 2021, 06:17:38 AM #83 Last Edit: February 07, 2021, 06:24:53 AM by Lloyd Hammond
Good Morning everyone. we Had a good day yesterday. and A good night's sleep Last Night.  it Is  5º now and going for18º  today. Have a good day Prayers are still in place for Gloria and any one that needs them.

Lloyd

Shirley

I just sent Gloria's daughter e-mail asking her to ask Gloria if she felt like talking if we take turns calling, that we wouldn't post the number or maybe an address to one of the sons to deliver when they go visit through the window. I'm like you, think she would appreciate cards or letters.

It is bitter cold here as well, Lloyd, only a little snow on the ground. Had some neighbors come over just before dark & wore out the snow behind MY house. They did this the last snow & I didn't get to slide down the hill once....sniff-sniff....

Gotta get ready to go to church, my daughter is in town. By the time I bundle up I will have trouble getting behind the steering wheel.... Have a Super-Sunday~

Amy

Good morning.

Woke to a light dusting of snow..not sure if any more will join it today.

A day of rest here..would like to sew a bit later on today.

Lloyd, I have heard of tapping maple and birch but never walnut. Is it as sweet as the maple?

Shirley, we have LOTS of snow and hills here if you want to fly down the hill.

Jenny, if I don't reach out for his paw, he will reach out to me and he curls his paw to draw your hand to him!!


Enjoy your day and stay safe!
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

phyllis

February 07, 2021, 09:24:14 AM #86 Last Edit: February 07, 2021, 09:26:00 AM by phyllis
It's a cold rainy day here.  I've been worrying about Gloria so much.  I thought I had her email address but I don't.  I lost so much when my old computer crashed.  I would like to send a get well card to her by snail mail but I don't have her home address and, as someone said, she's not there anyway.  I don't know if one of her sons is picking up her mail or not.  It may be that he is not allowed into her apartment because of Covid restrictions.  Everything is so confused these days.  I'll just keep praying for her quick recovery and that she will be able to leave the hospital soon.

Marilyne, my husband was diagnosed with C-diff after he was taken to the hospital with a first diagnosis of Pneumonia.  Everyone who entered his room had to put on disposable masks and gowns, including doctors, nurses, visitors, etc.  It is scary stuff.  As it turned out he didn't have either C-diff or pneumonia and they never really figured out what was wrong with him.  The final cause of death was Alzheimer's/Dementia.

After many tries I finally was able to schedule my appointment for my second vaccination shot on March 1st.  I'll be very glad to get this whole process over with.  My son has still not had a reply to his request for an appointment for his first shot.  I worry about him since he is the one who has to be out in public contact but he says he is careful and he is feeling just fine.

Take care, All.  Stay safe.
phyllis
Cary,NC

Amy

Well. more came and we will have to deal with..
Pot of beef barley on the stove..



Phyllis ,sent you a PM.

Meant to tell you I made pea soup in the instant pot..took all of 20 mins and it was good!!
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

So far, I don't think today will be any more productive than yesterday.  IT's snowing again today and the plow has already been down my street and reblocked a quarter of my driveway. 

Cooper didn't make it again today.  Frankie had to be at work at 6 a.m. and she just didn't have time to bring him by.  Her boyfriend will go by there and look after him today.  Nice that he's off today.

I have Chicken corn soup cooking today and my plan is to clean out the fridge and reorganize the freezer section.  I hate having to move everything to find what I want.  I'm also going to measure the front window for blinds and then I'm going to buy them and coerce my kids into hanging them.  If I want to watch something in the middle of the day, the sun is so bright that I have to wear a hat to keep it out of my eyes.  It's nice to have the sun to melt the snow and ice but I sure don't need it directly in my eyes.

I'm still praying for Gloria but with what Marilyne told us, I increased the concern.  It doesn't sound good but if Marilyne is an example, there's hope!

I better get busy or it will be another "nothing" day around here.  I wish you all a good day...better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow!

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patricia19

February 07, 2021, 12:16:33 PM #89 Last Edit: February 07, 2021, 12:19:46 PM by patricia19
Good morning from an Interior at minus 21. Evidently, we will be back to minus twenties and minus thirties until the middle of this month. However, we've consistently been warmer or colder than promised, so who really knows? I've been doing more cooking and freezing and my freezer is also full. I need to do less freezing and more eating, especially in this colder weather!

Last winter, I had entirely re-arranged my kitchen, and now I'm going to try something different. I already have the collection of containers from that past time, and Saturday brought my four interconnecting wire shelves from Amazon. So, that will be this afternoon's project.

My next project will be containers for my refrigerator and freezer next spring or summer. First, I need to use up what I have so it isn't a project of shoving something in anywhere there's room. My goal is an organized freezer instead of a veritable sea of frozen baggies shoved hither and yon. Sometime in there, I plan to tackle my bottom pot drawers.