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  • Oldiesmann: Glad it's working for you again. I didn't actually change anything though so I'm not sure what the issue was
    Today at 12:22:09 am
  • junee: Ldoesmaqn:  the problem has been fixed.  Thank you to whoever. THANK YOU
    Yesterday at 02:36:56 am
  • Oldiesmann: junee: Make sure to choose "Always stay logged in" from the "Time to stay logged in" list when you login. If you're still having to login each time you visit after that then it's a problem with your browser
    February 19, 2019, 07:46:35 pm
  • junee: Getting tired of signing in.  Think I will just have to give this site away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    February 18, 2019, 11:58:23 pm
  • joyous: Happy Valentines Day to All----JOY
    February 14, 2019, 10:33:35 am
  • joyous: HAPPY Valentines  Day to ALL
    February 14, 2019, 10:32:53 am
  • joyous: HAPPY Valentines Day to all !
    February 14, 2019, 10:28:12 am
  • brian: 55F  typical    here   in  north california.If  I were   40 years old Id  be  outside    enjoying it
    January 30, 2019, 01:36:59 pm
  • Oldiesmann: Bitter cold here in Cincinnati today as well. Temp is about -1F (-18C) with wind chills as low as -24F (-31C). Going to warm up some tomorrow before a major heat wave rolls in for the weekend (temps on Sunday are supposed to be close to 60F (15C)
    January 30, 2019, 01:22:30 pm
  • so_P_bubble: Let's move to Australia, it is hot there!
    January 30, 2019, 07:59:16 am
    January 29, 2019, 10:21:01 am
  • joyous: Remove my 2 previous messages
    January 29, 2019, 10:04:12 am
  • brian: pooch   they all allow me in  so  please  stop  snivelling
    January 24, 2019, 12:43:30 am
  • Oldiesmann: Security certificate issue has been fixed. Apologies for the problems - it's supposed to automatically renew them 30 days in advance but apparently that didn't happen.
    January 23, 2019, 12:38:05 am
  • so_P_bubble: I do collect frogs for years.  They are fun
    January 22, 2019, 12:11:09 pm
  • so_P_bubble: I used to search for cloisonne frogs!
    January 20, 2019, 02:34:53 am
  • so_P_bubble: Pooch, where you the one collecting gnomes and elves?
    January 19, 2019, 02:21:26 am
  • Pooch1: We've heard enough from you, Brian.  Get a life.  Go to some other place with a chat room that will allow you in.
    January 17, 2019, 06:13:46 pm
  • brian: said it before  say it again--------   sad  sack room
    January 15, 2019, 01:11:46 pm
  • Judianna: Can never find anyone around...:(
    January 11, 2019, 06:52:39 pm

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Photos and More / Re: Photos Old and New
Today at 09:36:21 am
My oldest son's wife sent me a lovely bunch of red roses for Valentine's Day.  Of course she signed my son's name as well as hers.  She also sends me See's chocolates during the Christmas season.  And sometimes reminds my son to call me to chat!

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
Today at 09:22:18 am
An early good morning, Every Buddy.  I'm still in P.J.'s but have read the paper and had breakfast.  I am going to shower and dress for our bridge/lunch at Chik'n Salad Chick at 11:00.  Terri will pick me up and we'll go together.  Sarah is picking up Olyne and we'll meet them there. 

Garden Club was a pain in the rear yesterday.  The person who has been the President for years took over the meeting and unfortunately most of the meeting was about her.  I wish there were another garden club here that I could transfer to.  Carolyn picked me up--she was the hostess so I helped her arrange the snacks and also clean up afterward.  She was down in the dumps.  Her oldest sister died early this week and she's trying to arrange time to go back to Indiana to the funeral.  I'll stick it out with this garden club, but it is not nearly as interesting as my garden club down in Union Springs. 

Not much else going on today.  Tomorrow is grocery shopping and library with Tim, then out to lunch with him and Kris. 

Have a nice day, Every Buddy.
Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
Yesterday at 10:32:54 am
Good morning, Buddies.  I'm still sitting here in P.J.'s but I have cleaned up my kitchen and am planning to shower, shampoo, and dress.  I was expecting my friend, Carolyn, to pick me up for our Garden Club meeting, but just received a call from another friend who attends the same church.  Sarah told me that Carolyn's sister died last night, so I don't know whether she plans to attend the Garden Club meeting.  I will call Carolyn as soon as I finish here.

It's dreary outside and may rain again today.  I have so many leaves down in my back yard and should be outside raking them up and taking them to my leaf pile out back or down to the curb for next week's trash pickup.  However I can't spend too much time out there as I need to shower and get ready to go to Garden Club after lunch--and tomorrow is my Thursday bridge club which will meet for lunch at Chik'n Salad Chick and then play bridge there afterwards.  So it's turned into a very busy week.

Have a nice day, Every Buddy.  If the weather is bad, I hope you can stay inside and be warm and dry!

If you are still a fan of the 40's, early 50's dance band, perhaps your local PBS station features a show, "Swinging down the Lane" which features those tunes with a bit of biographical background about the bands and the vocalists.  My local PBS station features this on Saturday evenings and I like to get up and dance (by myself) when my favorites are playing.  Check it out on your PBS station!

Photos and More / Re: Photos Old and New
February 19, 2019, 11:40:03 am
My late husband was born in Wisconsin--I forget the name of the small town.  During WWII when he was 5 years old, his parents sold their home, bought a small travel trailer and started south hoping to settle in Florida near his father's brothers who'd already moved there.  Hubby was an only child.  As they drove toward Florida and came across the river into Montgomery, Alabama, they had a flat tire on their trailer.  They were towed into a trailer park, couldn't get another tire because of the War and stayed there until they'd saved enough money to buy 3 acres of land in Montgomery.  My husband entered Kindergarten in Montgomery and spent most of his days there in detention because the other little boys called him a "damn Yankee" and he would get into a fight about that.  He graduated from High School at the old Sidney Lanier HS where he was a member of the ROTC and won a full Naval Scholarship to the U. of South Carolina where we met, dated for 3 years and married the day after graduation in 1958. 

We got into our 1938 Dodge coupe and drove to Norfolk, Virginia, where he spent 3 months on a small ship which went out to sea on Monday, returned to port on Friday--but because he was the most junior officer, he had to stand the week end duty every week.  In the Navy "RHIP!"  (rank has it's privileges!)  He had to stay in Norfolk 3 months because the Naval Academy grads had seniority and were first into flight school.  We moved to Pensacola in September, 1958.  I was able to find a teaching job at a rural school and rode there with other Navy wives who were also able to find positions there.

Please excuse my lengthy post.  I thought some of you might have had similar stories.

Soap Box Corner / Re: Gripes
February 19, 2019, 11:08:21 am
Rick, I try to "thimk!"  but it's getting harder by the day!

SCFSue--who will be 82 on the Ides of March (the 15th!).
Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
February 19, 2019, 10:56:32 am
Help!  I keep trying to get in here to post, but am kicked back to the first message which Pat wrote when Bosom Buddies was added to the new Seniors and Friends website.  Some days I can get in here, and most other days I keep getting kicked by to Pat's first message about this new site.

If you have any information that will help me get to BB's, please send me an e-mail or some other message to help out.  I'm OK, but missing you Buddies.

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
February 17, 2019, 09:31:38 am
Good morning, Buddies.  I just had a phone call from Olyne (my friend who picks me up for SS and church).  She has an eye infection and is not going today.  I have a women's basketball game at 2:00, so am going to stay home, too. I'll watch the Montgomery Presbyterian church service about noon if I can remember what the time is!  My basketball friend will pick me up about 1:15 or perhaps 1:30.  I'll probably read until time for Norma's pick-up.

Jane, I'm glad to hear that Ray was up for a walk on the beach.  I know he must be frustrated about those kinds of things.  And I hope the weather was/is good for walks whenever he and you feel like walking!

Marilyn, I'm glad to hear that Keith is progressing nicely.  It's great that things are going well.  Did he enjoy the evening out?  Keep us posted.

I think Sharon must be getting ready for church and will post later.  Have a nice day, Every Buddy.  I think it might be going to rain here--which will not be fun if it's a gully washer, but hopefully will just be a normal rainfall.

Have a nice day, Every Buddy.
Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
February 16, 2019, 09:38:11 am
Good morning, Buddies.  At last I'm in here with no problems!  Yesterday I went to a luncheon at our organist's home.  She invited all of us who are widows (and most of us are in our 80's or older!)  She had a lovely meal of salads prepared with homemade muffins and a delicious fruit dessert.  I've written her a thank you note and put it out for the mailman, but he won't pick it up until about 1:00 and won't get back to the P.O. until too late for it to be delivered today, I'm pretty sure about that.

Tim had something else on his plate yesterday, so postponed our lunch and Kroger shopping date until today.  I don't know what time he'll be picking me up, but I woke up at 5:30 this morning and couldn't get back to sleep, so got up, had breakfast, showered and dressed, and am waiting now for whenever he gets here.  I have valentine treats in bags for him and Kris ready to go.  I hope he'll have time to take me to the library, but if he doesn't I have enough to tide me over until next week.

Have a nice day, Every Buddy.
Leisure Activities / Re: Library Bookshelf
February 16, 2019, 09:21:41 am
This is for Callie:  There is a sequel to Me Before You written by Jo Jo Moyes.  It was published last year or the year before.  It is about what happened to the young woman who was the assistant to the young man who went to Europe and committed suicide.  The title is Me After You.  The man had left his estate to her and she moved to Europe later and it's about her trying to adjust to the results of his suicide.  It was published about 2 years ago I think.  I read it when it came out.

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
February 04, 2019, 12:23:58 pm
Good morning, Buddies.  I've been trying to get in here all weekend.  For some odd reason, I've been locked out.  For the last few days when I've tried to log in here, it dumps my post.  So I hope you get this today.  If anyone has a reason or method for getting here every day, please let me know.

My trash men have been here already this morning.  They picked up my recyclable stuff and my kitchen waste, so I'm glad to get the bins back up where they belong.  Tim came by to help me with some of my tax stuff and we had a nice visit.

Not much else to report.  I still have sniffles--too many oak leaves on the ground. I feel OK, but hate having to blow my nose so much.  Have a nice day, Every Buddy.

Oh no, Jane.  I am so sorry about Ray's fall, the fractured ribs and Pneumonia.  It seems like trouble seems to come in three's.  I hope he feels better today and has a speedy recovery.  Does this mean a delay in the treatment?  Thoughts and prayers for both of you.

Mary, I don't know what the "deal" was, but I couldn't post here at all for the last few days.  I don't know if it was my fault or just not being picked up by the (whatever causes our posts to post!). 

Sharon, I hope you're feeling better today.  I've always wanted to go to New Zealand, too.  Pictures from there are so beautiful.  I hope John brings back lots of pictures to share with you.

Mary, I didn't watch the super bowl, either.  Sometimes the half-time show and commercials are pretty good, but after college football is over, I am not eager to see over paid athletes throw a ball around!
Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
January 31, 2019, 11:00:46 am
Good morning, Every Buddy.  It's still pretty chilly here this morning and I'm waiting for the furnace to heat the bathroom a little more before I get into the shower.  It's bright and sunny, but only 28* here right now, so I may postpone my walk until it warms up a bit more.  Thankfully I still have heavy jackets for days like this as well as wooly hats, mittens, and gloves.  I just need to get my nerve up!

Jane, I'm glad to hear that Ray had a good night's sleep and is feeling better this morning.  I know that has to be a relief for you, too.  There's nothing worse than worry about our hubby's health.  Thoughts and prayers for both of you and good wishes for continued improvement.  Keep us posted.

Sharon, Bob's mother just didn't talk about any physical problems with anyone.  And his Dad hardly ever really talked to me, so we just had to guess what we needed to do when they needed help---especially when he continued to drive when he was so reckless--after he died Bob drove 65 miles at least once a week to take her grocery shopping and doing errands.  She never learned to drive.  Then when he died, she spent lots of time at our farm while I was still teaching.  She was a sweet lady, but had no "gumption" and never stood up for herself.  I had to help her sell her home in Prattville and brought her to an assisted living in Union Springs.  It wasn't long before she had to enter the Nursing home there.  Bob had died about 3 or 4 years prior to that.  One night the home called me to say that she was not going to make it through the night (at 2:30 a.m.) and I got dressed and drove up there and was able to say goodbye. Her last years were not pleasant for her or me.

 Jane, I hope the noisy work is finished now and if not, soon.  The Mexican lunch sounds delicious.  I haven't had really good Mexican food since Bob died in 2002.  I had an offer on our farm in 2004 and that's when I moved up here.  That last summer at the farm it rained a lot and I had to be on the tractor every day trying to keep the grass mowed (or at least 10 acres of it!).

Not much else to say this morning.  Have a nice day, Every Buddy, and stay warm!
Leisure Activities / Re: Television Today
January 31, 2019, 10:35:19 am
Good morning!  It's very chilly here this morning--about 28* I think, although lots of sunshine.  I'd planned to rake up more leaves today to take down to the curb for the trash pick up, but think I'll skip that task today.  Snow had been predicted for late yesterday afternoon, but no white flakes fell from the sky!  I can't say I'm sorry about that.  We spent too many Navy years in Maine and saw plenty of snow then.  My husband was often deployed during stormy weather and driveways had to be shoveled.  By the time the 2 oldest were about 10 years old, we had extra shovels so with the 3 of us shoveling we were able to get our car out of the drive for trips to the grocery store!  We loved Maine, but not the shoveling!

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
January 30, 2019, 10:25:55 am
Good morning, Buddies.  I haven't turned on the TV yet to see what the temperature is here in Auburn, but I'm guessing in the mid to low 20's.  It was very cold outside when I went out to get my newspaper.  I'm still not dressed and need to shower and put on some warmer clothing, but am having a hard time getting started.

Mary, I suspect our temperature is no higher than the low 30's right now at about 8:30.  Some wind which makes it feel colder.  I don't think I'll be taking a long walk today!  I have several library books to finish before Friday and will read between loads of laundry.  I'm trying to stay warm--and am thankful that I kept some of my woolies from our 2 tours in Maine!  We expected ice on the roads this morning, but so far my street and neighborhood look clear.

Jeanne, I hope you can get cleared up soon--and that your weather has a turn for warmer temps!  Keep us posted and stay warm!

Jane, I'm hoping Ray's chemo went well today and he's resting comfortably at your condo.  I know how stressful it can be when your husband is ill--We had several long years of chemo and various other things which included trips to Montgomery and to the Military base in Columbus, Georgia.  When he was finally put on chemo treatments, his mother finally told us about 4 of his father's brothers who'd died of that same cancer!  His father never had it--probably was too mean/stubborn to get it!  Bob's mother was a very sweet woman, but a wimp, and let her husband make all the decisions.  He didn't die from cancer, but did pre-decease her and she became my responsibility, especially after Bob died.

I'm thinking about making a pot of soup this morning, but so far haven't made a move toward the kitchen.  I'm going to shower and dress and hopefully get myself in there to start a pot of vegetable soup. 

Have a nice day, Every Buddy--and stay warm!
Leisure Activities / Re: Television Today
January 30, 2019, 09:47:29 am
FlaJean, up here in Auburn, the temperature when I went to bed was already down to 28* and may have gone lower.  However, when I went out to get my paper about 6:30 I didn't see any frost on the ground.  It was awfully chilly out there, though.  My son filled up my bird feeder on Monday, so birds that feed on the ground can have something to eat this week.  He'll be over again on Friday to take me out to do errands and will probably put more feed into that feeder.  Do you still have Robins at your place?  They usually stop here on their way farther north, but so far, no robins!

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
January 29, 2019, 11:48:25 am
Good morning, Buddies. My cleaning ladies arrived before 8:00 and I was still in bed as it is pretty chilly this morning.  I got up and let them in and fixed and ate my breakfast while they were cleaning.  We have sleet and ice predicted today and they want to get their customers cleaned and get back home before the roads ice up.  So I'm still sitting here in my P.J.'s.  I think I'll shower soon and hope I don't freeze!

We haven't had snow yet, but it's predicted for today.  We had rain during the night, so if the temperature drops more, the roads will be slick--and believe me, very few Alabama drivers know how to drive on icy roads! 

My plan for the rest of the day is to shower, dress in warm clothing, and read!  Tim came by yesterday and we went over lots of my paperwork so that we can start tax prep for my accountant. He took a bundle of it home with him and will contact Sherrill who does my taxes, but it's not all here yet. 

Not much else to do today, but I have plenty to read here for the rest of the week.  I'll take most of the cleaning ladies books to the library on Friday for their upcoming semi-annual book sale.

Jane, I hope you and Ray were able to rest well last night.  Also hope the chemo treatment will go well.  Thoughts and prayers for you both. 

Mary, so far we haven't had snow either, but the schools are all closed as it is predicted.  Probably lots of children will be home and if it snows at all, we will see tiny 5-10 inch snow men in every yard!  This always makes me laugh as the 2 times we lived in Maine, snowfalls were always at least 3-5 feet deep and required lots of shoveling to get out of our driveway.  However, the snow plows started up the minute it started to storm, so once our street was cleared we were good to go.

I'm thinking about making a pot of vegetable soup, but am not sure if I want to do that today.  I have a package of noodles and some things I could put in a soup pot, but right now I'm not thinking very hard!

Have a nice day, Every Buddy--and try to stay warm!
Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
January 28, 2019, 10:18:31 am
Good morning, Buddies.  It's another chilly day here--about 28* at 8:56, but bright and sunny.  I haven't checked the weather channel, but expect it to stay in the mid '30s all day.  I don't plan to spend much time outside, although I will bundle up later to walk a bit in my neighborhood. 

Jane, I hope Ray's chemo treatment goes well this morning.  I'm glad you had a good sleep last night and hope today is a good one, although I know it may be stressful.  Please keep us posted when you have a moment to post here. 

Sharon, the service with the young minister sounds like it was inspiring.  That was such a horrible event at the black church in Charleston and it always saddens me when I hear about such despicable hate crimes.  I hope the assassin never leaves prison!  Unfortunately there are still too many of these heinous murders--sometimes with lots of family members being murdered by family members or inlaws!

Marilyn, I love your new photo!  And good for you for getting rid of the incompetent caregiver.  Paying someone who just sits there and doesn't help the patient is criminal in my opinion!  I'm glad Keith is improving now.

Mary, the Lady Vols beat our Lady Tigers a week or so ago.  Pat's former assistant and now head coach is not the most polite coach and like the Mississippi State coach encroached on our Lady Tigers space.  The MSU coach was practically sitting in Coach Flo's lap!  And the Tennessee coach stood past the scorer's table in our territory!  I think those 2 coaches might not trust their players to hustle enough when they are not playing in front of their own bench.  At any rate, Coach Flo does not venture into other coaches territory and I'm proud of her for not being a YELLER!  She does have a pretty severe frown when she's displeased, though!

I need to go outside again to bring my trash can back up the driveway.  The trash truck has already picked up the new recycling can, so I brought it up right away.  I think Tim will be here later this morning and I wanted it be easier for him to get his truck up into my driveway.

Have a nice day, Every Buddy.
Leisure Activities / Re: Library Bookshelf
January 28, 2019, 09:41:40 am
In the late 1940's there was a Prison of War camp here in Opelika, Alabama, where my son lives not far from me (in Auburn, AL).  The prisoners were young boys who were almost men and they were used by the city of Opelika for gardening/lawn service, etc. until the war was over.  Many have returned to Opelika for visits with the people who used their services during WWII.  I think most of the prisoners had been forced into the German army while just teens.

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
January 26, 2019, 10:31:16 am
Good morning, Buddies.  It's a very chilly 28* here this morning with some wind, so don't think I'll be rushing out to work in the yard today!  There are some men's basketball games I'd like to watch today and library books to read, so don't plan to do much else today.

The downed limb wasn't heavy, although bulky, so I was able to drag it down to the curb for the trash pick up.  It's gone now, so they had room to throw it into their truck.  We have a new recycling service with a blue bin to put plastic bottles, flattened cardboard, aluminum cans, steel/tin cans, paper including catalogs, junk mail, magazines, newspaper, office paper.  No glass, plastic bags, or Styrofoam permitted.  Our food waste goes into out regular bin.

Sharon, I'm glad your roofer has been working on the roof and hope he does a good job and will finish quickly.  Listening to hammers all day is pretty annoying!  I don't use my cell phone unless I'm traveling.  My ATT account gives me long distance service all over the U.S.--and I don't use it much.  Mostly to talk to my sisters.  However, in December I called 3 long time Navy friends and yakked for at least an hour to each. 

Mary, I'm glad you're feeling well this morning.  Also sounds like you and the new bridge partner have started out well.  It's bright and sunny here this morning, but just too chilly to spend much time outside.  I have new library books I checked out yesterday and finished a "Jack Reacher" lengthy book with short stories of his adventures.  So that made my afternoon and evening happy!

Jane, I hope all is going with Ray.  Keep us posted.

Have a nice day, Every Buddy.

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
January 25, 2019, 11:11:15 am
I woke up to a chilly house although the furnace was running pretty often.  It's nice and sunny, but the temps haven't reached 40* yet--and may not according to yesterday's Weather report.

I went to the Women's basketball game last night with my friend, Norma. While waiting for the game to start, I bought a hotdog at the concession stand and have suffered the consequences this morning.  I'm waiting for Tim to come by to take me to the library and Kroger shopping and we'll go out to lunch too.  I don't know if Kris will be able to join us, but she tries to make time to do that if she doesn't have something planned with her Mom.

Our women's basketball team played well last night, but lost after a long basket from the other team's best shooter almost at the buzzer!  They played a good game as did our Ladies, but that shot ruined the night for us.  At least the A&M coach stayed on his side of the scorer's table.  During our last game (which we lost) the Mississippi State Coach was practically standing next to Coach Flo--and directing his players every move!   

Tim just arrived, so I've got to go.  Have a nice day, Every Buddy.
Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
January 24, 2019, 11:47:25 am
Gosh, Mary, you had a really tough day!  I hope you're feeling better this morning.  Do you think you should check in with your doctor or a nurse practioner? (my spell check tells me this is misspelled, but I can't think of another way to spell it this morning!).  Does your facility have a nurse on call?

Jane, I hope you had nice weather for breakfast with your friends this morning.  How far must you drive to Harlingen for Ray's tests?  I hope all goes well.  Keep us posted.  Thoughts and prayers coming your way from here in Auburn.

I need to get dressed and get outside to drag a large fallen oak limb off my deck.  We had high winds last night and it fell partially on my deck railing.  I may have to get my saw out and cut it into smaller pieces so the trash men who will come next Monday will take it away.  Maybe someone in the neighborhood who uses their fireplace will pick it up and use it.

I have a women's basketball game this evening.  My friend, Norma, will pick me up.  She has her own ticket which she'll give away and we'll use my tickets as I have really good seats.  I think this may be the last year I buy season's tickets, though.  I'll decide at the beginning of next summer, probably.

Have a nice day, Every Buddy.
Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
January 23, 2019, 09:40:03 am
I was out all yesterday after 11:00 a.m. as I had my monthly bridge club at Azalea Place (the retirement home where I play once a month).  As usual I had very few good cards and "won" $1.00 for low prize.  Better than nothing I think!

I'm dressed and ready for a Volunteer to take me to the nearby Great Clips for a much needed haircut.  She'll be here shortly and I'm hoping there will be a hair cutter who will be able to cut my hair quickly.

I have bridge at Terri's at 1:00 so I'm hoping to get home in time to shower, do a few chores, dress and be ready for Libba to pick me up about 12:50.  She is subbing again today. 

It's almost time for the Village Friend volunteer to pick me up, so I'll just wish a good day to Every Buddy.

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
January 22, 2019, 10:57:12 am
Good morning, Buddies.  It's very chilly here this morning--about 28* right now at 9:30.  I've had breakfast, cleaned up the kitchen, showered and dressed for bridge and lunch at Azalea Place.  Libba will pick me up about 11:30.  I'll probably read now that I've finished my morning chores until pick up time.  My trash men emptied both my trash containers.  I had to reread the instructions for the new can which can be used for recyclable materials.  The city sent us a list of those a few weeks ago.  I used to put those in small separate containers, but I think the trash men just dumped them in with everything else. Now I feel better about recycling!

Jane, that's good news about Ray's visit to the local clinic!  And woo hoo for Robert who gave you a med for anxiety.  I know well how anxious you must be about Ray's health--I remember 4 excruciating years of worry for Bob's cancer diagnosis.  I hope the atarax works for you.

Sharon, I'm sorry you had trouble again sleeping.  I don't think if I'd stayed awake that long that I'd have been able to get to church the next morning!  I'm glad you got 8 hours that next night.  I think my cleaning ladies may be coming this morning, although I haven't had the usual phone call to remind me.  I'll have to leave a key outside if they don't get here before I leave for the bridge luncheon/cards!

Mary, I think the Homeless Shelter must really appreciate those hats!  How many homeless do they have on a regular basis?  I think lots must seek shelter as cold as it has been this winter. 

We had a big full moon last night and I forgot to go outside (too cold anyway) to check later in the evening.  I watched a Hallmark movie and was reading a good mystery, too.

Have a nice day, Every Buddy--and stay warm!  Oh, and Bonney and I went to see the movie about Justice Goldberg's early career and her work for women's rights.  She is one amazing woman!  I really enjoyed the movie.

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
January 21, 2019, 10:19:47 am
Good morning, Buddies.  It's another very chilly day here in Auburn.  I have had breakfast and cleaned up the kitchen, but am still sitting here in my P.J's.  I need to get dressed and do a few chores inside.  It is just too cold to go outside yet to rake leaves!  We won't have trash pick up today because our trash men have the day off to celebrate ML King day here in Auburn.  I have a new trash can which is only for recyclables (I have always put them in small crates down at the curb, but now the city is dumping them all together in a new system--which I don't think is very environmentally safe!).  I'm wondering if the city will get rid of the trucks that presently pick up those types of trash. 

Jeanne, I am a person who hates cold weather.  We usually have cold and sometimes about 1 inch of snow in January or February.  The first winter after I moved up here from our farm it snowed early one morning.  I still had my dog Stubby and when I went out to walk him in the neighborhood, every house I passed had a tiny snowman about 8 inches tall sitting on the curb--and the yards were cleared of the snow.  I had to laugh after living 6 years in Brunswick, Maine!  When we moved up there for Bob's first tour of duty there in May, there was still about 6 inches of snow on the ground.  And it started again in October!  Bob was deployed to Newfoundland, so I had to go outside and shovel the driveway.  I was pregnant with our second son and a retired Navy Chief lived across the street.  He'd come out and chat with me while I shoveled the driveway.  I had to drive to Portland--a 30-40 mile trip to the OB for my check ups.  I wanted to hand the Chief another shovel and get going!

Darlene, I went to church yesterday, too.  I had to dig out a heavy jacket to wear as it was very chilly here.  My friend, Olyne, stopped by to pick me up and brought me home after Sunday School and the church service. 

Jane, enjoy the play offs.  Are the Saints still in?  I don't watch much pro football, but might watch a game or two.  How is Ray feeling today?  I hope he's having a good day.

Mary, our temperature is about 30 here now at 9:15.  A town not far from us (Wetumpka) had a tornado this weekend.  It destroyed a Presbyterian church there and many homes in the downtown area.  The city has opened up shelters for those who have lots of damage.  The church was pretty old, I think, and was a town landmark.

Not much else going on here today.  I have to make some phone calls--one is to schedule a volunteer to take me for a haircut on Wednesday or Thursday morning.  Have a nice day, Every Buddy.

Leisure Activities / Re: Library Bookshelf
January 21, 2019, 09:52:58 am
My book club read _Hillbilly Elegy- several years ago.  I found it interesting--the author grew up in Kentucky (if I remember correctly) and worked hard to overcome the poverty he grew up in.  My sister in Jacksonville, Florida, had mailed me her copy when her book club finished their discussion.  We were raised in southwest West Virginia so were familiar with coal mining and poverty.  I enjoyed the book and was impressed by the author's efforts to overcome the poverty his family struggled with.

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
January 19, 2019, 09:57:28 am
Good morning, Buddies.  I've finished breakfast and cleaned up the kitchen, but still not dressed.  I like to bathe and shampoo my hair late on Saturday afternoons so that I can get ready early for Sunday School the next day.  I have some new library books waiting for me to read today--I finished one yesterday afternoon.  I'm a fan of Dewey Lamdin's Naval novels of the 1800's.  His main character is a good "sailor" who is now a commanding officer, but still manages to get into lots of scrapes!  Lamdin lives somewhere in Tennessee and sails down at the Gulf frequently. 

I'm planning a quiet day here, mostly reading and watching basketball games on TV.  I hope every Buddy is feeling well and that every Buddy has a nice Saturday!

Town Talk / Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
January 18, 2019, 10:53:58 am
Me, too, Sandy.  So I hope Spectrum shows up soon!

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
January 18, 2019, 10:48:58 am
Good morning, Buddies.  It's another chilly morning here, no sunshine yet but I'm still hoping. I've had breakfast, cleaned up the kitchen, and dressed for my lunch and library visit with Tim and hopefully Kris.  Last week we ate at McAllistar's Deli and I couldn't get my usual beer as they don't sell alcohol there.  So I had to postpone the beer until I watched a Saturday women's basketball game.

I've finished all last week's library books, so am hoping to find some good ones to read this upcoming week.  I've been re-reading some of Louis L'Amour's western novels as the library has a huge collection on their shelves.  They were Bob's favorites and he had all of them--which I eventually sold when I sold the farm.  Our sons liked to read them, too.

Jane, I hope the diet and other "stuff" Ray needs will be helpful and he'll improve quickly and feel much better.  I know how hard it is when "hubby" needs meds and or help and doesn't like to feel vulnerable!

Jeanne, I don't answer the phone unless I know who's calling.  I'm embarrassed to say that I did answer a call about 5 years ago that was a scam and I fell for it.  Thank goodness my phone shows who is calling and the area code and number.  Most of my phone calls are related to bridge clubs and/or my sister who lives in Florida.

Mary, I don't answer my phone either unless I am sure it's someone I wish to speak to.  Too many crooks out there hoping to dupe elders!  We're having more rain this weekend, too.--And I'd like to see a sunny day!

Sharon, I hope the SoClean machine is a big help with the cpap thingie.  How often do you use it? 

I won first prize at bridge yesterday which was a pleasant surprise.  I had good cards on every deal and was pretty excited to bring $1 home (we play for REALLY BIG stacks, here--Ha, ha!) And Olyne who is a wonderful cook had a very yummy dessert for us.  So it was a very nice afternoon.

I'm expecting Tim shortly for our library run, Kroger shopping, and lunch out somewhere.  Have a nice day, Every Buddy.



Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
January 17, 2019, 10:06:27 am
Good morning, Buddies. I'm not dressed yet, but will shower and dress soon as I have bridge at 12:30 at Olyne's house.  Terri will pick me up so although I've cleaned up the kitchen, I need to get into the shower and dress for bridge.

I'm hoping for some good cards today, but I know I'll have fun.  Olyne is a great cook and always has a yummy dessert for us and everyone in this club except Terri who is a Catholic are members of our Presbyterian Church.  We have a great time and even though my memory is not great anymore, they put up with me!

It's chilly again here today, but since it's January I don't think anyone will complain.  We'll have some warmer days but lots of chilly ones through March and at the end of that month, it will start to warm up.  The next thing you hear after that is complaints about the heat!

Not much else to report today, Buddies.  Jane, I'm hoping all goes well with Ray's tests and that you both will feel relieved when that is finished.  Keep us posted.

Have a nice day, Every Buddy.

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
January 16, 2019, 10:07:35 am
Good morning, Buddies.  It's pretty chilly here this morning.  I went outside in my PJ's to get the paper and in the vernacular, "I like to froze!"  I have a garden club meeting after lunch and I'd like to stay home, but Carolyn called and will pick me up, so there's no getting out of it.  We're going out in the country to a member's home.  She's the one who despite no longer holding office seems to run the club.  I'm not looking forward to it, but had no plausible excuse for not going.

Bonney and I went to a movie late yesterday afternoon.  It was a tearjerker about a dog who gets lost and has some scary adventures, but manages after many problems to find his way back home.  We went out to eat afterward and I saved half of my VERY large sandwich to eat before I go to Garden Club today.

Not much else going on here today.  I hope every Buddy is feeling well and will have a nice day.