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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. 46 to start the day, with a partly cloudy sky and high of 70 expected.
Pinky, did your temp get up to 70 yesterday? I hope so. Funny how right now 70 feels so warm, where as in the middle of summer it will be a bit cool. That seems to be the norm, about hernia's, being so painful before, but relief right away after. About DD, I am just leaving her alone. She knows she can come to me if she needs help, but she made it clear when she hung up on me, that she does not want me sticking my nose in on their issues I pointed out. You have a very good set up then, in your office, with your family. Oh, the subject of dentistry!!! Don't get me started!!! Lol, I will leave it at that. But I am curious, did you go out into to the workforce to be a dental assistant?
Gareth, isn't this weather just the best? Of course my bedroom did heat up during the night, as it did for DH while he lived here. I remember saying to him that I did not know how he slept in there! Lol, now I am dealing with it. I hate to turn on the A/C, but with the overhead fan going and the big portable fan I have, going on high, I may have to, tonight. I am trying to keep my electric bill a bit lower, to see if I can lower my budget plan, when it comes to the 12th month. What you mentioned about your DH is what I am hearing, with hernia's. And I seem to remember from the past, people that went through it, saying the same thing. But I won't tell DD, or she might think I am down playing her situation. (Put an eye roll here) What I have for dental insurance is: the dental place I go to has their own little policy you can take out and most regular dental procedures are cheaper. (the cost of the yearly plan is very low, especially now that I am covering just 1 person). Plus my Medicare Advantage plan gives me $550 per year to spend on my eyes, or teeth. So that is better than nothing.
Robin, if the opportunity comes up to mention therapy, believe me, I will, but I doubt it will happen. Why is your DF supporting her 39 yr old DD? Oh, I would love to see pictures of Maddy with the outfits you are getting her. But I do agree with your DS and his DW, with keeping pics of her off social media, to an extent. My DD went so overboard on her babies/kids; I don't think that is a good thing. I have seen plenty of both of my DD's friends doing it also, so who knows? Did that oil line shut down affect your area? How nuts were people, but of course it was just like last year with the toilet paper hoarding.
Carol, glad for you to have nice weather, but stinks about your week, next week. Glad to hear how your DH breezed through his hernia surgery. I would love to tell these stories to DD, but I am sure she will think I am just blowing off her situation. How perfectly adorable, about your DGS!! As I was reading your story, I did remember stories about my DGS. Funny that there were no stories about all of my DGD's, with toilet training, isn't that interesting? Yes, slow but sure, things are coming together with the Memorial. But it sure is dredging up my emotions, making them a bit raw.
Anngie, we too had a gorgeous day yesterday, with it getting to 71. I really had not expected that, so I was happy to take advantage of it, after my doctor appt. I can not see any good reason to have customer's pictures of themselves, in order to sell purses. That is just beyond me. Now that you mention it, I too have never had a flat tire. KNOCK ON WOOD!!!! I know the tires on the jeep are only 2 years old and not a lot of mileage on them, but with going to the dumpsters a couple weeks ago and seeing all that glass, I am worried about them. I had sent in a report to management about it and saw the next time I went there, it was all cleaned up. Hahahaha!! That is so funny about your DS and waking up to pee!!!! On the funnier side of that, imagine if he knew we were laughing at his toilet training stories!!!
Isn't it wonderful about the CDC announcement of the masks? I am going to feel weird going into the bakery this morning, without a mask!!! But very happy too!!! I just saw a story about it, locally, and they are saying the brides planning their weddings for this summer are so happy. I too am happy, thinking of the Memorial!!! Also, our Milwaukee Brewers announced yesterday that June 25th they will be going full capacity at their ball games. Fans will still have to wear masks to that, but to have the stadium at full capacity! How exciting!!! I have just one wish, that DH could be here to celebrate also.
Almost done working on the invitations, through Zazzle, on line, but there is just one part that has me stumped, so since I am picking up DD2 to go to the bakery and hopefully decide about the cake, this morning, she told me to bring my laptop over, and she thinks she can fix it. (of course, the typical Grandma needs help with the internet story!!) The invitation will be a front and back kind of invite, with the front having a huge buck standing there, in the woods, and the back has a spot for DH picture, and then all the info. The picture I picked out was in my facebook photos, so I had to download it into my file, so if any of you saw the picture of DH in a Packer shirt, with a bottle of tea, that is the photo going on his invite. I am so tickled with how this invitation should turn out.
The apartment needs a good cleaning, but won't get it till maybe tomorrow or Sunday. Have to get it done soon, as next Thursday DGS and DGD are coming for overnight, as DD and her DH are going to Wausau for a band concert. Wausau is a city a bit smaller than GB, and is due west, about 1.5 hours away, in the middle of the state. This will be a tough one for me, as it will be the first time the kids have stayed overnight without DH being here. He so loved having the kids overnight.
Karen, the gas issues were down south more, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia I think. Not that it would really matter to me. With my Prius, it usually takes me a month to use up my tank of gas, or even longer. DH hardly drives, so his would last a long time as well. He says he is going to start to go into the office for longer, we will see. As far as your DD goes, I know it is hard to bring it up, would DD2 also think to bring it up if the occasion arises?
All those stories of potty training really have me laughing. I remember what I went through with my DS's. We had a store that sold toys, I told DS1 that if he pooped in the potty, he would get this giant Dinosaur. He did it, got the dinosaur, then did not poop in the potty again. His reasoning, well he already got the dinosaur, so why did he need to do it. I keep thinking about getting to this stage with Maddie. Whenever they are ready to do it with her, they will.
I have not been able to get into another book since I finished Eternal. Of course I had mah jongg 2 nights, had that flat on Tuesday, then Wednesday we had our Zoom meeting about our virtual 50th High School reunion coming up on June 12th. I read 1 page of the book club read we picked, a very old Edith Wharton book, and don't know if I will be able to get into the writing style. And, nothing came up at the library yet, unless I missed it. I have to stop at the bank this morning on the way to work, so still have a few minutes.
It is 50 degrees here and a high of 61 today----we had a little rain last night and it is overcast this morning. Just a tenth or two tenths is all but it is better than nothing.
Karen---It only made it to 65 yesterday but supposed to get to 70 tomorrow. No I never went into the dental assistant workforce. When I finished my classes and interneship (through Vo-Tech) I had a job lined up for a Dentist about 50 miles away. My DH and I were not officially engaged but planned to be---he had one year of school left----he planned to come back to our hometown to farm. The day after I graduated from Vo-tech I got a call from the Bank in our hometown wondering if I wanted a job there. Well of course I did
Another beautiful morning. Going to be another really nice day. A little breezier though again. Waiting for DH to get home to get another walk in.
Am I the only one with mixed feelings about lifting the mask mandate? I hate wearing masks too but I also hate the thought of easing all the precautions in place too soon that there will be another wave of the virus and it's variants. DH did go to his men's group last night that he hasn't been to in over a year. He wore his mask going in but removed it when none of the others were wearing one. They were socially distanced around the tables though he said.
Anngie, the book I'm listening to is just The Lost Girls by Heather Young. No Paris in the title. I'm almost finished with it now. Highly recommend it. I really liked it.
Yes I wanted a job in my hometown so I wouldn't have to drive a great distance to work and I knew future DH couldn't pick up and leave . I accepted the position and I loved my time at the bank. But when we made the choice to takeover my dads business of selling seed I decided to stay home and work at that and raise our family----we had 2 kids by this time. I have never missed that dental assisting position and did feel bad to leave that dentist without an assistant he was planning on but I gave him ample time to get another one. Funny how things work out.
Robin---Figured the gas issues were further south but wanted to check.
Gareth---I will check into that book---thanks for recommending it. I am happy about not having to wear a mask but at the same time I am somewhat leery of it.
We have high school graduation at our high school this weekend and have 6 invitations to parties throughout the weekend. Got the invites before the unmasking news-----HHHMMMMM>
We have had an emotional roller coaster here yesterday and today. DD called that she had taken 21 month old DGS to Dr. yesterday because she had noticed a lot of bruising on his body. They did blood work there and found his platelets to be very low-----like 7,000 range and they should be in the 250,000 range with no other symptoms. We were thinking the worst as Dr. told them to pack a bag and plan to spend the weekend in the hospital. Turns out his red blood count and white blood count are normal so they think this is a one time deal of low platelets due to a viral infection. Possibly he had COVID when DD and his brother had it but he never tested positive nor did he show symptoms before or after so who knows. Anyways they spent the night in the hospital giving him an infusion of platelets. They will know mid-afternoon if they are up again and will be able to go home. Otherwise another infusion and spend another night. Please pray that this is the case-------we were so scared at first, thinking the worst but now feeling like it will be okay.
Another sad thing is that our horse we have had what seems like forever died this morning---I have been expecting it and feeling like we needed to put him to sleep soon. So this is both sad and also a blessing.
Am I not just full of good news today----lets hope it all turns out well.
Oh, Pinky, that is scary. Your DGS and your DD and the rest of the family are in my prayers. I hope they get to go home today.
I am kinda on the fence about masks. I saw Dr. Fauci on the NBC nightly news and he has no problem with the new guidelines. I ran some errands this morning and went to 4 different stores. All of them still had their signs up that say masks are required. For the most part, people were complying. There is a baby shower at church Sunday afternoon. It is the first one we've had in long time that isn't a "drive-by". People will be able to sit around and talk, etc. I do wonder about the food. Are they going to pass it out or have people come get their cake and punch? I'm not going, but I did get a gift that I'll take Sunday and just leave it.
I thought I had read The Lost Girls, but when I looked it up I saw I was thinking of the Lost Girls of Paris. The Lost Girls sound interesting.
DD said now that DGS is wearing undies now even when they go out, they are doing the store bathroom tour. I had warned her about that. They are finding out where the restroom are.
Oh Pinky, what a scare! I’m sure DD was beside herself. I guess it’s just human nature to think the worst. You’re in my thoughts and prayers. Sorry, too, about your horse - how old was he?
Karen, I’m happy with the CDC’s announcement and hope that NYS relaxes our mask mandate. I can say I’ll be picking and choosing where and when I wear a mask. No gas shortage here either but the price of gas has been going up for weeks now. I have to laugh at DH - 3-4 weeks ago he said gas here would hit $3 per gallon by Memorial Day - well it just might be $3.50-$4.00 by then! It’s been over $3 for a while now!
Needless to say, in two weeks we’ll be on our way to Charlotte for DGS’s fourth birthday so I hope this is all in the past by then.
Robin, wow 50th coming up! How many were in your graduating class?
Gareth, I’m more than good with lifting the restrictions. I think we’ve come a long way and it’s time. I will be carrying one with me for a little while though. Old habits die hard.
Carol, why did you choose not to go to the baby shower? I haven’t been to a baby shower in ages!
Since I couldn’t fall asleep again last night, I ended up finishing The Tarttoist of Auschwitz. It was good - not the best written WWII novel I’ve read, but I would recommend it. Has anyone heard of Barbara Pym? I have one of hers to start.