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This is a thread we had on the WW 50 Year old board, so even though most of us have moved beyond our 50's, I am keeping it here. Some prefer to post on Facebook, but for those who may also like to post on something that resembles our old format, I decided to start this. Although we were brought together by our love of books, and we love to share our ideas about books and authors, our friendship has grown, and we know a lot about each others lives. We are spread across the country, and that adds a bit of interest as well, learning about other people's way of life through the "book" they write on the thread.
Good morning. 45 to start our day, with perfect skies, going to 70 later.
Robin, sorry you had a flat. That is the one thing I dread, driving, as if you are driving a bit fast, those can really throw you. And of course the time spent dealing with it. I know all of us women should know how to change a tire, but really??? Most men can not boil water, so tit for tat. Most times I have my phone in my pocket, so counting my steps most times works. Oh boy, your poor DS! Hope it does not turn into something worse, over time.
Pinky, thank you. I agree, about the counseling. The thing is to even approach her about it. Yesterday she found out she has to have surgery for a hernia by her belly button, so now she is dealing with that. I have heard over the years that that surgery is basically very minor, but of course I won't tell her that. I did put the heating pad on the knees, swapping it every so often last night, but geez, that is just a pain, pardon the pun! I am happy for all of you rancher's/farmer's that are seeing better times this year! It is about time, right? Does it seem weird to have one of your DS's around during the day? I know after a while I would tell them to go about their usual work. Does it seem like they are hovering around you?
Gareth, we are expecting to be 70 today, so I am sure you must be getting to at least that also, right? Of course we are still needing more rain. Sorry you have a cavity, and a root canal needing to be taken care of. I am sure I am in the same boat, but need to look and see when I go again, and of course dreading what I know will be bad news. I have been whitening my teeth as they sure needed it. Would love to know why, with everyone trying to get the cost of meds down, for seniors, nobody seems to care how us seniors get ripped off at the dentist?! What a racket!
Carol, isn't that just precious, about your DGS? Of all 4 of our DGC, there was only 1 who was afraid of me, when she was tiny. To be honest, I am surprised all the kids weren't scared of me, lol. I was boycotting Kohl's for most of this past year, because their fitting rooms were closed. It did not bother me at first, till we came into this year and I found out Maurice's fitting rooms were open. I was at TJ Maxx yesterday, their's are still closed. I found 2 shirts there that I liked so brought them home, and sure enough one did not fit. I will take it back when I feel like going over there. In this area, we have a bunch of Y's. I think with all the suburbs that surround GB, that justifies having so many. To me they are too expensive, but they do offer a lot, for families.
Anngie, did I read that right, that a web site wants a picture of you? How strange is that?? There is no way in heck I would be giving a web site my picture, that just does not make sense. But I am not selling things, so that may be why.. Oh I hate those unrestful nights! That is one thing I am dead serious on, us seniors need that 7 or 8 hours of sleep. Yes, sometimes, (most times mostly) I go on 6 hours, and that seems good enough, but 7 hours sleep is when I really seem to have a great day. The cake....I was not able to check that out yet, hopefully the beginning of next week, but I am set on getting exactly what I want, so if the bakery I am thinking of can do it, I will get it. And among the many flavors they offer, one is strawberry shortcake, which was DH favorite, so that is what it will be. I can not find invitations to the memorial around here so DD suggested Amazon, and after spending a couple hours surfing Amazon, I found one that is perfect for DH. It has a huge buck on the front, in the woods. So after figuring out exactly how many I need, most likely I will be getting those. Every so often I start to get a bit excited, planning this, then it comes through that it is because DH is not here, so that takes care of that excitement.
We had a huge fire here last night, right across the highway that cuts through this area. I would say, as the crow flies, there is, between the woods and farm fields, maybe 1.5 miles between that area, which is a very upscale area of homes (the subdivision is called Thornberry Creek Estates. As a side note, Aaron Rodgers has a home in there, which gossip says is up for sale. From the pic's that people who have drones have posted on the GB page on FB post, it is very nice, but not something I would feel comfortable living in), so as I was, around 5:30 last night, standing at my bedroom window, with it being open, just meditating mostly, with DH, I smelt smoke. A while later, getting my stuff done in the bathroom, I heard sirens. And heard sirens....and they kept on! My goodness, so I went on the GB page, and sure enough there was a fire, right over here! I looked out the window, and the smoke!!! Wow. Then checked again, with the GB page, and what started as a garage fire, turned into a a 2 alarm fire with the house on fire, and then going into the woods right there. I swear for at least an hour, all I was hearing was fire truck sirens. And one of the things I hate; is when fire trucks use their horns. So that was the big talk on social media last night. I looked around 2 hours later, and the smoke was gone. So far I have not heard on the morning news anything about it, which is strange.
I am debating on driving over to a walking trail that is just under a mile away, and getting a good outdoor walk in, after my doctor apt.
Good Morning------well we finally woke up to temps in the 40's but feels rather chilly as it is quite windy. Supposed to get to 70 or close to it today,
Karen---Oh my, your DD just can't catch a break can she. My DH is a hernia by his belly button probably about 10 years ago. It was quite painful before the surgery and the surgery was pretty quick. He did have to be careful for a few weeks but I think after the first 48 hours he didn't have much pain. I know when I suggested counseling I wondered how it could be approached gracefully. It is not to weird having my sons around----they usually find something in our other shop to do when a customer is not here. Or if it is DS#1 here we share an office anyways so I am used to it and he has his own work to do as he is the one that does most of the insurance work. I do miss the little spurts of quiet time however. So sad that someone is missplaced because of fire-----wow you don't see that happen often with a big fancy home. Hope you can get that outdoor walk in.
Gareth---yes dental work does cost an arm and a leg. I went to school to be a dental asistant and we thought it was high in the 70's but know it is downright outrageous!!!! Good luck.
Carol-----how is your weather down there?
Robin---hope your DS turns out ok and it is not his meniscous. Hoping just a sprain or such. Are you seeing the high gas prices or lack of gas? Maybe it is further south of you but WOW in NC it is a mess according to the news.
Anngie-----we have a few cows left to calve, very few------but always a few late ones. The author of The Girls With No Names I am reading is Serena Burdick---I am really enjoying it.
Karen, lately our weather has been very similar and is again today. It was such a beautiful morning for my walk with just my light windbreaker on. Looking forward to another walk with DH later. By then I won't even need my windbreaker. DH's navel hernia surgery last year was very simple. He was back to work again already two days later. He just had to be careful for I think six weeks. No heavy lifting.
Pinky, I really enjoyed The Girls With No Names too. Very good book. I'm really enjoying The Lost Girls I'm listening to now too. Another really good book.
Anngie, no I don't have any dental insurance. I've never found any that wasn't so expensive. Even then there's high deductibles and poor coverage.
I just kind of skimmed. Karen, sorry about your DD, maybe with all these things happening, including with her DD's, you can very gently recommend therapy, as it is more than any person can really handle. It shouldn't be approached as though you can manage and she cannot, you are just caring for yourself, and know where things stand for you financially, and she is in a totally different situation, so it is only normal. I spoke to one of my BFF's the other day, who's DH passed away in Dec. 2019. She is doing fine financially, other than the fact that she helps to support her DD who is 39 years old now. She has a great pension from the Government, she worked for the National Labor Relations Board as a lawyer for many years, she is teaching at 2 different law schools, and now has an arbitration case. She does have a summer home, but where she lives now is the same house they bought in 1979. But, she is lonely at times, but doing OK. The good thing is she has 4 sisters. One lives near her in her town, and has never married. The other 2 have summer homes where she has hers. But, it is still not the same. And, I am sure she can use therapy and maybe even has.
Gareth, I agree with you that dental insurance isn't worth it. You barely get back what you pay in years that you do use it. However, what DH says is that they give you the insurance price on other things, rather than their regular price.
My DS is doing OK with the knee. I brought them 2 outfits for Maddie, one they like, one not as much, but I wasn't that sure about the 2nd either. I also ordered some things from Macy's for her that came yesterday. One is really cute, one I like a lot but I wasn't sure DS liked the picture I showed him, and one I don't like the fabric. Yes, DS really does have an opinion on her clothes. It amazes me how good a father he is. And, I know that my other DS will be a great father too.
Pinky, sorry you sound like work has been so busy for you, as I think that it has been for me as well. But, it sounds like you are managing. Any plans for traveling? I am sure you are missing all those trips you did.
Today it is in the 70s and sunny for a change. It is supposed to warm up starting this weekend. Rain is predicted for every day next week.
I did my usual Walmart run today. There is always something they don't have. Today it was Fiber1 cereal. They only had 2 lines open. They really encourage people to try the self-check. I only use self-check out if I have a few things.
DH had hernia surgery several years ago. I think he only missed a couple of days of work.
We don't have dental insurance either. It's been a while since I had a root canal done. My old dentist didn't do them and referred me to a specialist. I don't know how my new dentist handles them.
We were facetiming with DD last night. DGS said he had to go potty and ran to the bathroom. In a little bit he came into the living room with no pants on saying he had pooped in the potty. DSIL checked and sure enough, he had so we had a big celebration. After putting his pants back on and washing his hands he got a treat. I had sorta forgotten doing things like that. It was funny. Earlier when I asked him what he did at daycare, he said peed in the potty and played so potty training is going well.
Karen, it sounds like things are coming together for DH's memorial.
We’re having a beautiful day today - probably 70 anyway. Overall our spring has been cool and windy.
Karen, that’s right, I would need to download a picture. That’s never been requested before! Maybe it’s due to the fact that what I would look at were name-brand, gently used handbags. I’m glad everything is coming together for you re the memorial. I can see where one would get caught up in the planning of something, only to once again realize what it’s really for. Get all the enjoyment you can out of it as I’m sure DH would be proud!
Pinky, OK, thanks, I’ll look the book up!
Gareth, are you reading The Lost Girls of Paris? If it is I may have recommended it as I read it awhile back and really enjoyed it too. We don’t have dental insurance either for all the same reasons.
Robin, I looked back and saw you had a flat - and what a place to have it. That hasn’t happened to me - yet. I think now days sons are growing up to be great fathers! I know my youngest will to - but I’d like him to marry his DGF first! lol
Carol, my youngest DGS woke up an hour after he went to sleep yelling his little head off because he had to pee! Oh my - this grandmother thing is hilarious! I just love them!