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RE:WELCOME TO FEBRUARY CHAT
(Date Posted:02/09/2015 11:22 AM)


Hello  
I was awake sooo early and feeling sick.  I haven't been back to sleep, but I did go back to bed and now I feel fine, thank goodness.  Haven't even taken my shower yet.  This may be a seriously do-nothing day!  

We didn't watch the Grammys last night.  Did you?  I heard Kanye West did another of those embarrassing 'performances' when he publically announced that the person who won shouldn't have, that Beyonce should have won. Nothing like spoiling the very special moment for the winner ~~ again!  What a charmer.  

We did watch Downton and Grandchester.  

I'm so glad your blood sugars are coming down!   I posted a YouTube on Facebook by a Bariatric Dr about Low Carb eating.  It's quite long, but if you were interested or looking for some encouragement, you could watch it in "bites".  She's an excellent speaker and her focus is on health with weight loss as a secondary benefit.  I like that approach.  Lots on Insulin balance and diabetes.  Anyway, you might want to give it a look.  I wanted to smack the guy interviewing her  for his inane interruptions, but aside from that I thought it was quite good.

 OhMyGosh, your new tenant sounds awful!   I hope she gets done what she needs to do and settles down.  That's definitely the down side of living in an apartment building ~ ask me how I know!  Not that neighbors when you are in your own home can't be awful, too.  I hope you or the landlord can get her to realize she isn't living in a building alone and she has to be aware of and considerate of the other neighbors!  

I'm soooo glad Jerry can fix the car for under $300!  What a relief!

Hope you're having a good day!  
Thank you for my oh-so-sweet tag!

Sorry the text is so bad.  I've tried to change it several times and it looks fine when I'm typing, and terrible when I post.  I don't know what causes that but it's infuriating.  Hope you can read it.



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RE:WELCOME TO FEBRUARY CHAT
(Date Posted:02/09/2015 10:00 PM)


 Glad that going back to bed, even if you did not sleep, made you feel better. Nothing sucks more than starting the day off not feeling well. As for "do nothing" days, I have lot's of them, lol.  Today was one.  I do not know what I do, but it takes me all day to do it, lol.

We did not watch the Grammy's either. Seems we do not know so many of the artists these days and do not like a lot of the music.  Seems to have been quite the event thought. What with Kanye mouthing off and Madonna baring her butt and stimulating herself on stage. So many said they just do not like that she is 54 and acting like this on stage. They said other were awesome...Katy Perry, Annie Lennox and Paul McCartney. I saw pictures and believe it or not Miley Cyrus looked gorgeous.

Yes, it is good news about the car, but now they just have to find the money. They are back to being broke all the time now that both "boys" are back home. I guess they are men at 20 and 25 but they act like they are 5.

I will check out that interview you posted. I am losing weight..not a lot or very fast, but I think this is the kind of weight loss that stays off. I keep forgetting to do the supper insulin. It is only 5 units, but that does not matter. Then I end up taking it late. We will see how my BS is before bed.

Mom made veggie beef soup today and it was so delicious. She had tomatoes from our garden that she had froze. In the soup was tomatoes, cabbage, peas, carrots, cauliflower, corn and she had no green veggies. So she pulled a frozen stuffed pepper out of the freezer and chopped that up in there and that added the hamburger. Then I cut up the chunk of leftover roast beef from last night and added that. Of course there was V-8 juice too. It was really good. It always is and each time the taste is a little different since there are different veggies.

The landlord did not come by today. So we were not able to discuss the noise with him. Today it has been quiet. So we will see. If no more happens, then we will not have to say anything. Am thinking maybe she has her grandchild on weekends and that is when it will happen. But they is no excuse for a kid to be running around at 2 in the morning.

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RE:WELCOME TO FEBRUARY CHAT
(Date Posted:02/10/2015 11:26 AM)



Good Morning.

I love the tag, Lou Ann. Thank you!

20 years ago this morning I was sitting in a living room chair reading a mystery when I suffered a sudden cardiac arrest and died ~ for just a little while.  Mike usually worked from home on Friday and had a conference call at 10 AM when he did, but this time he was working from home on Thursday and didn't have a conference call.  He came downstairs for a cup of coffee and asked if I'd like a refill.  I said yes, but by the time he brought it in to me, I wasn't breathing and he couldn't wake me.  He called 911 and unlike those awful things you see on TV where the dispatcher wastes time with patronizing questions, she dispatched the EMTs right away and talked Mike through things he could do until they got there.

We had no idea, but at that time many of the emergency vehicles were not equipped with defibrillators ~ but the little Arvada Volunteer Fire Department was.  Many shocks later I was on my way to the ER.  I was in a coma for the first two days which was a real blessing because being in the hospital with everyone working on me was truly my very worst nightmare.  By the time I 'woke', the worst was over and I just wanted to go home.  "They" thought I was crazy, but "they" had all lived through the trauma and forgot that I had not.      I stayed in the hospital for 18 days.   Poor Mike.  He worked all day, came to see me after work, then went home to grab something to eat and maybe shovel the sidewalk and driveway because of course it had snowed ~ several times, in fact.

So that's my story, or at least part of it.   Through a series of what some call co-incidences and others, myself included, call miracles, today I celebrate my 20th Re-Birthday. 

Mike is baking bacon for me (ok, us!) now and tonight he is going to make duckling breast in cherries for my celebratory dinner.  There may even be a glass of 100 year old Grand Marnier after dinner, or at least a 25 year old Glenlivit (Scotch) before dinner.




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RE:WELCOME TO FEBRUARY CHAT
(Date Posted:02/10/2015 5:08 PM)


I lost my post!  Just when it is all done.

I am so mad I could spit fire!  I will try to come 

back later and try again.

HAPPY REBIRTHDAY DOROTHY.

I THINK GOD FOR KEEPING YOU AROUND

AND FOR PUTTING YOU IN MY LIFE.

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RE:WELCOME TO FEBRUARY CHAT
(Date Posted:02/10/2015 8:47 PM)


Happy Rebirthday Dorothy.
I am back and giving it another go. I did not want to miss your day. I think this is the first time I have heard the whole story. I thank God that Mike kept his head that day and did what he needed to do, that 911 Operators are so helpful, that Arvada had EMT's equipped with a defibrillator and that the doctors and nurses knew what to do to keep you with us. Most of all I thank God through whom all things are possible. He ultimately saved your life and brought you into mine. He had to have a reason to keep us both around.

Ooh, Mike's meal for you sounds wonderful. I have had duck in my much younger days...I remember trying it at a family Thanksgiving one year. I remember it as being a bit greasy,
but having it with cherries sounds just wonderful. You can keep your liquor, not interested there, but it all sounds very impressive. Cannot imagine drinking something 100 years old.

Well I am off and will chat with you tomorrow.
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RE:WELCOME TO FEBRUARY CHAT
(Date Posted:02/11/2015 10:36 AM)



Good Morning!  

Thank you so much for the beautiful post, celebrating "me" and my return!  I love the tag to pieces, and I love you for all the thoughts you shared in your post ~~ oh, ok.  and for a whole lot of other things, too.  

I did have a nice Re-Birthday.  Low key and very pleasant.   We spent a lot of time talking about it and remembering ~ and being grateful.  

The cardiac arrest was due to my errant heart rhythms.   I think my mother and my Aunt Calla must have died of the same thing, only no one was around to bring them back.  On that day, my heart went into V-Fib and essentially beat so fast that it basically "quivered" rather than pumping, so it couldn't pump blood to my brain, which in turn couldn't send signals to the rest of my body to do the things necessary for me to function, so everything just shut down.  Over the next several hours I apparently kept trying to check out and they kept shocking me to bring me back.

During the weeks I was in the hospital there were two deaths ~ one a young mother of two children driving in Glenwood Canyon when a rock slide fell on her car.  The other a young policeman was shot and killed.  His first child was born less than a month later.   Believe me I am glad that I was brought back and that I'm still here, but then I couldn't help thinking that If I were God, I probably wouldn't have chosen the older, childless woman to live instead of the young parents.  (Not second guessing you, Lord!  I'm very glad to be here. Still . . . . . )     I might have made different choices if i had been in charge, but now I'm glad He didn't and that He interceded in both of our lives.  We still have work to do ~ though I'm not sure just what it is.  


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RE:WELCOME TO FEBRUARY CHAT
(Date Posted:02/11/2015 10:58 PM)


I find it amazing how alike we are at times.  I think I told you that a friend of mine died from the same Cancer I had.  She had it and went into remission for 7 years, during that time I had it.  Then hers reoccurred and she died from it that time.  She was a nurse, an EMT, a mom and a truly gently soul and I never could come to terms on why God would take he and save me.  What does he want me to do?  I do not feel a calling for anything, so I just do not get it.  But maybe someday I will know.  I hope so.
Nothing much going on here.  We got more snow overnight last night and it is supposed to be dipping into very low temps again.   But I do not have to go out till Tues or later (INR) so am good, lol.
Mom has been working on shortening curtains for my friend Gloria's grandsons.  Their mom got them on Craigs list.  They are really long.
She was supposed to make them 68" long.  But one doubled on her and while she was cutting she cut one wrong, taking of the top and too much.  She was so upset and she did not even tell me for 2 days.  She finally broke down crying and told me.  I said we will work it out.  E-mailed Gloria explaining and told her mom could do the one pair at 60" or they could pick out new curtains at our expense and we would make new ones.  One set was fine and they were for 2 different rooms.  She wrote back and said not to worry,  They checked it out and 60" would probably work better in one of the rooms.  So mom has finished both pairs now and there was enough material from what she accidentally cut off that she could make 2 12" pillows for the boys.  I think they will be thrilled.  So as long as Gloria was not lying to make us feel better, all will be good and maybe even better.  
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RE:WELCOME TO FEBRUARY CHAT
(Date Posted:02/12/2015 11:44 AM)



Thank you for the lovely tag ~~ an border!  

I'm glad the curtains worked out ~ I know how easy it is to make a mistake like that, and how bad you feel when you do.

We went out for dinner last night to The Keg.  Mike had a steak and I had a lovely spinach salad with strawberries, cranberries candied walnuts and feta cheese.   I  need to do my blood test today and normally I wouldn't have a salad of any kind the night before, but my last INR was 3.3.  I'm hoping it's down today.

Our friend Barb's (Noni2) dad passed away this morning.  He fell last week and they took him to the ER where he was treated for cuts to his face and sent home.  The next morning when he couldn't walk, they took him back and found that he had a broken pelvis!   They hospitalized him, and I really thought he would recover, but that was not to be.   He was 94, and I have to wonder if that isn't why the hospital was so cavalier about treating him.  I can't tell  you how angry that attitude about "old folks" makes me.

Barb is very close to both her Mom and Dad, and her whole family in the Boston area.   My heart is broken for her.    I hope she will  be able to get home.   She needs to be with her family.  You remember she is in Canada.  The storms may make getting home difficult for her.

Another online friend in another group lost her husband yesterday too.  So much sadness.

I hope your day is Happy!     Best go and do my blood test now.




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RE:WELCOME TO FEBRUARY CHAT
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 I saw Barbs post and gave her my condolences. It did not sound to me like she was going to be going there, which really sucks. She needs to be with them. I hate to say this but statistics show that when an elderly person breaks a hip they will be deceased within a year. Usually because of the inactivity during healing leads to other issues like pneumonia and other problems. If they do not get full mobility back then depression sets in. It can cause so many problems. But there are always exceptions to the norm, you and I know that!  94 is a remarkably long life.  If I can have that much more time with my mom, I will be happy.

Your salad sounds absolutely wonderful. I love a spinach salad. Louann is the Queen of salad making and yours sounds alot like ones she makes. 

My gang is all going to a group painting event in Oshkosh on Sunday.. It costs like $30 and they walk you through a painting and use driers to make sure they set and you can take them home with you. Louann, Bruce, Nan, Kirstie and hubby Nick, Nerissa, Louann's mom and two sisters and a niece or two are all going. Louann asked me to go and she would pay. I was so excited, but it is not to be. I tried sitting in my W/C for a while and by an hour and a half I could not do it any longer...I was in too much pain. Oshkosh is a half and hour away so that's an hour round trip and the class is around 3 hours. I just could not sit that long.  Was testing it out because I also wanted to go the the High School's musical "Into the Woods".  Mom and Diane are going tomorrow and going out to supper before with some other teacher friends of Diane's. I am jealous of them all. I get to do nothing. Once again life sucks but I will deal with it. Mom will be lucky if there are any chocolates left in out big box. The box is deceptive with lots of plastic bumps to fill the box. It looks as if it is 5lbs but it is just 2. We ate 1 today.  I would eat more but it is moms rule, lol.  But she had her port flushed today and her reward was the Hospital Gift Shop's homemade caramels. They are wonderful. She brought me home one.  She had 2 and Suz had 3. They sell them 3 for $1.25. Hey, that means I should get another chocolate since mom had 3 all together. But I will refrain.

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RE:WELCOME TO FEBRUARY CHAT
(Date Posted:02/13/2015 12:18 PM)



Happy Friday the 13th


 Things have changed a bit with the way Barb's family is handling her dad's death.    They had a small wake with just the family, and they are having him cremated (his wish), then the family will gather in the Spring when the weather isn't so terrible in their area (NH) and everyone can come safely for his memorial celebration.     You might say a prayer that Barb doesn't have to start dialysis before then or it might make it impossible for her to go.

What a beautiful post and tag.  It looks like Springtime.  Thank you!


Hooray for spinach!   My INR was 2.6!  

I'm so sorry you can't go to the class or the play.  They both sound like so much fun, and how sweet of Louann to want to pay for you to go.  Serious bummer that you cannot.   I got a kick out of your Facebook exchange with your family about the chocolates ~ made me laugh. ;-)

 We've been rewatching some old series we enjoyed like Firefly.  Can't get over how handsome "Castle" was back then.  I also got to see him nekkid.   Now the new Harry Bosch series is up on Amazon Prime.  We plan to watch, but I think we'll re-watch the pilot (movie) from last year first.  House of Cards starts on Feb 27th.  


Do I sound as pathetic to you as I do to me, with so much emphasis on the TV shows we're watching?  LOL 

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Oh, I will hope and pray that Barb is able to go home this summer for the memorial and to be with family. We sort of did the same thing when our dear friend Mary died. She never wanted a funeral. So she was cremated and buried in Portage where she had a plot with her late ex husband, but we held a memorial in the Spring when those who had to travel could come. This way it was not as raw and everyone could share memories and love.

I need to get my INR done next week, my choice of day so you know I will drag it out. On Tuesday I need to update Denise on my blood sugars. They are looking much better but more tweaking needs to be done. But my new med for Diabetes doubles starting Tuesday and that might be just the ticket. We will see.

Hey, that post of mine on FaceBook did the trick. I was surprised that not all sibs got in on the conversation, they usually do. Not only did JoJo bring us chocolates but so did a long time friend of the family Karen. You will have to check out her comments and he while for cash. She is hilarious and always makes us laugh. Her husband and my dad worked together. Mom and Karen were very close when they were younger. Karen has 3 sons who are referred to as The Zoo. None have ever married, which is sad as she would be an awesome grandma. Bob was fighting Cancer the same time I was but lost his fight. They lost touch over the years but chat more recently on facebook. We had not seen her since Bob's funeral. So it was such a shock when she stopped in today. Mom did not recognize her, I could see it in her face. After we chatted a few sentences mom said "Are you Karen? We all laughed. She did not stay long as she had 2 more stops to make. I was just so shocked to see her because she never came by to see mom through any of her surgeries and hospital stays even though I kept her updated. It was nice that she connected again.  Mom really does not have any close friends anymore. It is sad when you become isolated due to health and transportation issues.  My friend Carol and Gloria adopted her into our group but she still feels like an outsider when we talk about work. But we do not do that often anymore...the farther in the past it is that less we relive the last bad years there.

I got my mom some flowers for Valentine's Day but sent them anonymously. Through a discount group I bought a coupon for $15 that gave me $30 at Pro Flowers. Great deal right?  So when I go to redeem it, it is a page specifically listed for this group so I knew it would be jacked up prices. I wanted something that would be free. I found about 5 bouquets that I could get for the $30. One included chocolates and a red mason jar, which I loved but thought that the flowers may not be all that great with the extras included. Then I found one call growers choice and it would be a surprise what the flowers are but the growers pick them and it came with a beautiful damask vase. So took my chances thinking it might be a good deal since they pick the flowers. But then the hidden costs appeared. $13 for shipping, $5 for handling and $5 to get it today, $10 is you wanted tomorrow. Well I had to go ahead since I had a limited time to use the coupon. So besides the $15 for the coupon code it cost me another $23 for a total of $38. I bet you I could have done it for that without the coupon. I would never have done it had I known all that extra would be added. I used Pro Flowers in the past and do not recall a handling charge or the shipping being so high. But shipping costs have gone up. I never thought about the fact that Valentine's Day was only 2 days away when I ordered...it said guaranteed delivery by VD but nothing about extra cost. They came today and the bouquet is huge. The flowers are not open so not sure what they are yet. Vase is pretty and mom has been calling family to see who sent it to her as she accused me immediately and I told her is was not me. I think it is fun wondering, lol. Though I may eventually tell her.  I will take pictures when the blooms open, we think some may be tulips.

Have a wonderful and romantic Valentines Day tomorrow. Rejoice that you have such a wonderful valentine.
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RE:WELCOME TO FEBRUARY CHAT
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smiley51Happy Valentine's Day!  

We have very low key plans for today, and that sounds about right to me.   Mike just made bacon for breakfast ~ Yum!  That and a great cup of coffee and I'm starting my day off right.  

Tonight, Chateaubriand with Bearnaise and mushrooms and carrots and maybe peas leftover from last night.   We plan on a glass of that 100 year old Grand Marnier (one of Big birthday presents).  Maybe a nice Cabernet with dinner.  We don't have to drive and we can sleep late tomorrow if we want.   Of course we won't, whether we want to or not, more's the pity.  ha.

I do have a couple of small gifts for Mike, some Kookaburra Licorice in a red tin, and a red collared Duluth Trading Company shirt.   
I think I may have to wait for my gift.  He's already told me he has the new Joanne Fluke book (Double Fudge Brownie Murder) in his "shopping cart" but it won't be released until later this month.  I can wait! 


smiley51 Lou Ann, so glad your blood sugars are improving ~ and will probably improve even more with your new meds!

I'll have to check out your friends comments on Facebook.  I really was getting a kick out of the sibling discussions.  ;-)

How neat that you sent your mom flowers anonymously!   I've done that a few times when I knew it would mean more to the person not knowing who sent it.    How fun!!   I'm so glad the bouquet is really nice ~ and going to get nicer as it opens more!

Those extra costs make me so mad I could spit!   I have had a $35 (or 39 ~ can't remember) a year membership at FTD for several years.  Sometimes there are really good deals, but the REALLY good deal is no shipping and handling.  I swear you can buy flowers for $30 and pay $28 to have them delivered sometimes!   Lately I don't think they have had as much variety as they used to, but still nice.   My friend Adrienne and I sent flowers to our friend Faye from the other group recently using my account and Adrienne was astounded at how much cheaper the flowers were.  She is used to spending $100 to send flowers to a hospital and we spent under $60.   (I would have spent less if I had been sending them alone, and still have gotten something nice ).  

Oooh, look!  I got a Valentine present from you!   Darling tag ~ and border.  Thank you!

Happy Valentine's Day! 

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RE:WELCOME TO FEBRUARY CHAT
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HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY
I love how you just have bacon for breakfast, God I love bacon but rarely have it.  Mom seems to either under or over cook it, lol.  Under when she does it on the stove and over when she uses the microwave.  
I would rather have it over done unless it is burned crisp.  Your Valentines dinner sounds wonderful.  We had veggie soup, lol.
Back when Jordan and Suz shared that movie with us he did something that screwed up the Roku.  It could not find it.  So Brent finally came over to see if he could fix it.  But he said it seemed ok.  So then he suggested I try a different input on the remote and voila, there is was under a different one than it had been.  There used to be one that specifically showed as Roku, now it does not.  But it does work so that is what counts.
I had to tell mom the flowers were from me.  She had decided (after contacting all my sibs) that it was the landlord because he gave her a plant for her birthday.  I was picturing her asking him about it and being embarrassed when he said no, so I told her.  Many flowers are opening and what I thought were lilies are tulips and a beautiful red.  There are 2 different purple flowers that I do not know what they are.  We are going to take a pic tomorrow after church.  So she is not in her night gown, lol.
Nothing else going on here other than being extremely cold.  It is -2 and with wind chill it is -17.  Too cold for going out.  Though mom plans on church in the morning.  We are hoping that Suz will take her grocery shopping as the cupboards are a bit bare.  We are out of a few things, but would survive if she cannot.
So I am off to check email.  Have a lovely post Valentine Sunday!
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RE:WELCOME TO FEBRUARY CHAT
(Date Posted:02/15/2015 8:56 AM)




Good Morning Fellow Traveler

It's getting cold here.  Not as cold as Omaha or Wisconsin, but we've gone from the 70s a few days ago to low 40s today, with rain and snow predicted for later and for tomorrow.   You definitely never get bored with Colorado weather!

The Chateaubraind last night was heavenly, the Bearnaise was very good and the mushrooms were made with a copy cat recipe from the Outback Steakhouse.  Good, but not quite as good as theirs.  I think maybe cooking them a bit longer and maybe adding a bit more butter.  Dunno.  We had carrots to fix but we also had leftover creamed peas so we opted to finish them instead.  Definitely a superior meal.  If a person has to eat steak . . .  

Mike plans to have a slice of it with eggs for breakfast this morning!  I plan to have BACON.  Happy, happy breakfast!

Have you  ever tried baking your Bacon?   It really works well and is wonderfully easy.  I'll put up the 'how to' in a different thread, in case you want to try.

We had a nice Cab with the meal and then after dishes were done and everything put away, we went into the library for coffee and a glass of that 100 year old Grand Marnier.  OhMyGosh, you can't imagine how smooth and lovely that is.   Nice night.

No major plans for today except for me to put my hair color in.  I've become two-toned!

The flowers sound wonderful!   I'm so glad.  Too bad you had to tell your mom, but fun was clearly had before hand.   Ha.  You had to step in before things got out of hand.   

Really cute new tag.  Thanks!

I know you can't watch a lot of different TV shows, but I thought I'd share a couple of things we've been watching or that have been recommended to us anyway.  Perhaps your friends might like them sometime when you visit.

Mike's sister has recommended a show with Judi Dench called Cranford.  We haven't watched it yet, but Marianne has made a lot of recommendations we've liked.   It's apparently written by the same person who wrote Lark Rise to Candleford, which I've told you we really liked.

Then my friend Debs in England recommended "Musketeers" on BBC America.  I loved the old Three Musketeers (with Gene Kelly, June Allison, Lana Turner and Van Heflin) in my long lost youth, but over the years I have seen so many remakes and revisions that were really BAD that I hear "Musketeers" and head for the door!  However, since Debs has recommended several things we've liked (and some we haven't), and since Mike LOVES "Swashbucklers", I was willing to give it a try.  We watched the first episode on OnDemand (less than an hour long) and we both loved it.   Story was very like the old Musketeers from my youth so I suspect it closely follows the book, which I never read, only much "grittier" and less "pretty" than the old technicolor version.  Really well done, and as Debs said, definitely some "eye candy" for me.  Ha.    We watched the second episode in the afternoon.  I don't think this is something we could Binge Watch, too exhausting ~ ha.  But I also suspect we won't take too long to burn through the two seasons that are available to us.

Harry Bosch is an original series made by Amazon Prime and showing there now.   We planned to rewatch last year's Pilot, which we thought we remembered being a two hour movie.  What is out there and showing "Pilot" is the first 47 minute episode of the 10 episode series.  Each episode moves into the next and continues the story line.  If we'd only watched the first one or two last year, it would have ended with a Cliff Hanger.  I don't remember that.   Anyway, we have Binge Watched the first six episodes and think it's really good.  Dark and gritty, but not nearly as ugly as many of the Criminal Minds shows.  Really well done.  The actor who plays Bosch has been in so many shows we watch, usually as the sophisticated, well dressed Bad Guy.  As Bosch, he doesn't even seem like the same guy, gestures and all are different.  Obviously a very good actor.     I really doubt this is your mom's kind of movie, and I'm not sure if it's yours or not.   It's based on the very popular Michael Connolly books.

Can't wait for House of Cards on Netflix ~~ and we can FINALLY get the 8th Season of Murdock Mysteries on Ovation next Saturday!   Debs in England is already watching them.  No fair!!   Ok, ENUF, Dorothy!

Hope you are having a terrific day!


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RE:WELCOME TO FEBRUARY CHAT
(Date Posted:02/15/2015 11:35 PM)


Hello Dorothy  
Thanks for the info on baking bacon.  We will have to give that a try.  Will try with the wire rack so as not to absorb more grease than necessary.  I need more proteins to eat along with my carbs.  I love The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas!  I have read the book several times and have not seen any version that I thought lived up to the book.  I do not think I have seen the one you like.  I remember one with Michael York and I liked it, but was not enough like the book for me to love it.  Though I had a crush on Michael York, lol.  I have see other older versions too.  I will have to see if I can find the one with Gene Kelly and June Allyson.  Though it does sound vaguely familiar. I posted a pic of mom and her flowers on facebook. Though the colors are not quite right.  Moms sweated was a deep red and not at all a bright one.  The flowers look better in person.  They are spreading out quite wide and a couple of the lilies look like they will open soon, but others not.  Tomorrow I will change the water and add the flower food and cut another inch off the stems.  They are guaranteed to last a week.  Christ and Scott gave us a movie to watch the her sister had lent her called "Soul Surfer".  It was about the teenage girl that was a surfer and had her arm bitten off by a shark and how it changed her life and that she went back to surfing.  I do not know how they made it look like that actress had only one arm and a stump on one side but they did it very well.  It was a very good movie and both of us enjoyed it.  It remains pretty darn cold, but at least it is 9 degrees and only a little below zero with the windchill.  It is my sister Diane's birthday Tues. and she is coming over to have supper with us.  We just had a Panda Express open here in town so we are going to get food from there.  So mom and I need to look on line at their menu to see what we want.  I have eaten at PE in mall food courts before and the food was awesome.  So am looking forward to that.  Also need to update Denise and make an appt to see her in a couple weeks.  I am beat and am going to bed early tonight.  So have to go as have not read my email yet.  Don't ask me where the day went, I do not know.  Todays tag was a particular scrap book artists work.  
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