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RE:WELCOME TO NOVEMBER SIGN IN
(Date Posted:11/10/2013 9:16 AM)


 

I'm Baa-ack, and posting early today.  Back to back, even.  LOL

Good Morning, Glories.

I did FINALLY get my blood test done yesterday and it was within range (2.3)

I also FINALLY got the budget book caught up and all funds transferred from one account to another and balanced.   The Technology I use is so antique  ~ an actual book with columns for each type of expense ~ that you would laugh right out loud at it.  Years ago I switched to a Program to maintain my budget, but my mind works so differently than CPAs that I set it up wrong and you couldn't change it once established so I always had fits trying to make it make sense to me.   Mike has wanted so badly to buy a Spiffy program for me to use, and I have told him he is welcome to set it up ~ and maintain it, if he likes.   He doesn't like.  So on I stay with the funny and ancient book while surrounded with all the fancy new tools available to me.  He calls me a Luddite, but that doesn't really fit.  I just have a very simplistic way of looking at budget and money issues ~ and he readily agrees that it's because of my budgeting that he was able to retire ~~~ So There!  LOL

Mike is trying a new recipe for dinner tonight, and I'm trying a new recipe for breakfast for the next several days. Mine is a make today, refrigerate overnight and then bake tomorrow.  I don't really think it would be necessary to refrigerate it over night, but I want to try it out and see if it would be good for when Laine is here over Thanksgiving.   If either or both are good, I'll let you know and post the recipes.

What the heck is up with the cats?!  Chrystie starts caterwauling in ear splitting decibels around 4 AM.  She just walks through the whole house screaming, then she jumps on Mike and off and on again until she is sure he is wide awake.   I have no idea what she wants, but she wants it at the top of her very loud voice!

Shogun is again sleeping on my foot right now.  He is very low key during the night and most of the day, then he gets the Abyssinian Crazies (a known syndrome) around 5 and chases Christie or just chases until bedtime.  Of course he is also up on every surface he isn't supposed to be on, and if he could find something to knock off and smash, he would.    Sigh.

Tonight's TV: Once Upon a Time, maybe.  We've really lost interest in that.   Then The Good Wife (which I'm concerned that I'm not going to be able to keep liking with the new story line.  I hope I can because it's one of our favorites).  After that, The Mentalist.  We'll save Revenge and The Witches of East End to watch another night.  (Thank you OnDemand.)    It's sort of annoying that our only choice at 7 is Once Upon a Time, and then there are two things we like at both 8 & 9, but we could certainly have worse problems than that.

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 Have a Swell Sunday, all!

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RE:WELCOME TO NOVEMBER SIGN IN
(Date Posted:11/11/2013 1:25 AM)




11-11-13

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It is the VETERAN, not the preacher,
who has given us freedom of religion.


It is the VETERAN, not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the VETERAN, not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the VETERAN, not the community organizer,
who has given us freedom to assemble.

It is the VETERAN, not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the VETERAN, not the politician,
Who has given us the right to vote.




It is the VETERAN who salutes the Flag,




It is the VETERAN who serves under the Flag,



ETERNAL REST GRANT THEM O LORD,
AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT
SHINE UPON THEM.

Have you hugged your Vet today?

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RE:WELCOME TO NOVEMBER SIGN IN
(Date Posted:11/11/2013 10:34 AM)

 

Good Morning.  Happy Veteran's Day.  Our flag is flying.smiley31

Nice, low key day yesterday, we went for a little ride.  Not a lot planned for today, though as usual there is much I should be doing.  Tomorrow morning I have an appointment with the Periodontist.  They've moved to a new building, hope we can find it. 

I ordered the Baby Bullet that Barb recommended for Christina's shower, and had it wrapped and sent to "Grandma" (Mary Ann) to take to the shower on Saturday.   Between the last time I looked at their Babies-R-Us registry and right after I ordered the Baby Bullet, Christina had put one up on the Registry Wish List!   Since I didn't order it from Babies-R-Us, I had to zip an email off to Aaron telling him what I got and asking him to remove it from their Registry so they won't get two.   Then I talked to Mary Ann, and she said Katie had one for Jack and she loved it.  Can you tell how out-of-the-loopy I am?   Clearly I need all the help I can get!  

I'd still like to get them something else from both of us, since the video monitor we got for Jack and for Lucy was more expensive, and I don't want to do less for Aaron and Christina.   I've got until the end of January.

I got dated Lenox ornaments for Jack ("my second Christmas") and Lucy ("My first Christmas") with their names on them, and I'll send them around Thanksgiving so they can put them on the tree.   It would be so much more fun to be closer and buy something the kids would really love, but since we aren't and I haven't a clue what they have or what they want, this is the next best thing.  I hope.

It's going to be a bit warmer here today ~ mid 50s, though it's still pretty brrr-worthy right now.   

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Make it a great day!


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RE:WELCOME TO NOVEMBER SIGN IN
(Date Posted:11/11/2013 11:34 PM)


I SNUCK IN HERE THROUGH THE BACK DOOR SO KEEPING IT SIMPLE SO

I DO NOT GET KICKED OUT, LOL.  I HAVE NOT GONE TO GET MY BLOOD WORK 

YET.  I WILL SEE IF SUZ CAN TAKE ME TOMORROW.

MOM HAS DECIDED TO SELL THE CAR TO SUZ FOR $100.00  DIANE TALKED TO

HER ABOUT IT.  WE HAVE BEEN SO WORRIED ABOUT IT BEING IN HER NAME AND

HER INSURANCE AND WITH JORDAN HAVING 2 ACCIDENTS RECENTLY.  MOM HAS

AGREED THAT SHE PROBABLY SHOULD NOT DRIVE ANY MORE (THANK GOD) AND

WHY SHOULD SHE CONTINUE TO PAY FOR INSURANCE AND REPAIRS ON THE VAN.

MOM ASKED SUZ TONIGHT AND TOLD HER TO TALK IT OVER WITH JERRY.  I BET

THEY ARE NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT AS THEY WILL HAVE TO GET IT INSURED AND 

LICENSED.  I TOLD HER IF THEY DRAG THEIR FEET TO TELL THEM SHE WILL PUT

AN AD IN THE PAPER AND SELL IT.

I FINISHED ALL MY COMMITMENTS FOR THE CHARITY EVENT AND THEN SOME, LOL.

NOW I WAIT FOR ALL MY WINNINGS TO COME MY WAY.  THEY HOLD ITEMS UNTIL

YOU HAVE FULFILLED YOUR REQUIREMENTS.  I DID WELL SINCE I STILL HAD 6 DAYS

TO FINISH IN.  NOW I NEED TO GET TO WORK ON REAL LIFE STUFF.  I WANT TO GET

THOSE STUPID SLIPPERS DONE FOR BRENT THIS YEAR AND THEY ARE EXTREMELY

TIME CONSUMING.  I SHOULD HAVE GOT THEM OUT A LONG TIME AGO.  ALSO WANT

TO GET ME LESSONS DONE AND THEN TAKE A BREAK FROM THEM.

IT SNOWED HERE TODAY.  NOT MUCH BUT WAS NICE AT THE TIME.  I DO NOT THINK

ANY OF IT IS LEFT.  BUT THERE WILL BE MORE.

DOROTHY....WHAT IS A BULLET?

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RE:WELCOME TO NOVEMBER SIGN IN
(Date Posted:11/12/2013 11:23 PM)


 

Hello!  Better late than never?

I had an appointment with the Periodontist this morning.  They moved to a new and much less convenient location.  How I miss my original Dr and his hygienist "No Pain Elaine".  He retired and sold the business to a nice young woman, but I just don't have the same feeling about her ~ and the new Hygienist assaults my poor ears with a constant barage of inane conversation ~ with gestures ~ and she's rough.  It isn't as bad as the Bad Old Days of dentistry, but far from pleasant.  

To top that, in her examination of my mouth she found a sore on the base of my tongue way in the back and pointed it out to the Periodontist.  She said it probably was nothing, a small infection perhaps, but I have to come back in three weeks to have it looked at again 'just in case' and if there is a problem be sent somewhere for a biopsy.  A biopsy ~ THERE?  Ouch!  Plus now in spite of the fact that my logical mind says "It's probably nothing", I keep seeing images of Roger Ebert after he lost half of his jaw.  JUST what I need.

It really is probably nothing, but I would appreciate prayers "just in case".

Sooo, we came home and nuked a slice of the breakfast casserole I made the day before yesterday.   Did I tell you about that?   We cooked in the upper oven and it took forEVER to cook.  I was concerned that it wouldn't be good and decided never to try another new recipe.   However, when it finally got done, we both liked it very much.    It makes 8 servings and we're cutting it so Mike has a larger and I have a smaller serving ~ I figure mine is about 9 or 10 Net grams of Carbohydrate.      We have two more days of yummy breakfasts, too.  I think the next time I make it ~ and I will ~ we may freeze half and have individual servings ready to defrost and eat. 

I put the recipe in our Cookbook if any of you want to check it out.

We went to the Bonefish for dinner because now they are having Tuesday nights = Lobster Nights.  All sorts of dinner combinations with Lobster add ons, those fantabulous Lobster salad rolls (on Brioche flown in from Boston every day!). Mike had those and they looked soooo good.  I had one lobster tail with butter and I chose grilled veggies and a house salad ~~~ for $12.90!  You can't beat that with a BIG stick, and I was more than full.

Breakfast and Dinner (that new recipe Mike tried the day before yesterday) are made for tomorrow, so if it weren't for my unhappy dental visit this morning, tomorrow would be a nice stress-free day.

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Lou Ann, I hope your blood test results are good.

It also sounds like a good idea for your mom to sell her car to Suz and her family and get the licensing and insurance changed ~ just in case.  It would be awful for her to be held responsible in s collision or something when one of them was driving.   I hope they agree ~ and get it done soon.   In a way it's too bad for her to 'lose' the car, but it sounds like she isn't driving that much herself anyway.    Good idea to tell them she will just sell it to someone else if they don't want it.  They probably need a little motivation to get it done.

I'm not at all surprised you finished all of your commitments early.  I'll bet they are wonderful.  I hope YOUR gifts are, too.

Gosh, everybody is getting snow ~ but us. I'm not complaining!    It got really cold last night and we were threatened with ice this morning, but fortunately it warmed up quickly so the drive to and from the dentist was good and it got up to 56 by afternoon.

The Baby Bullet ~ what a strange name.  I have no idea how they came up with that.  It's a baby food preparation system so you can make your own baby food using fresh ingredients rather than buying cans or jars.    I still need to come up with something else for them so we haven't done more for Jack and Lucy than for Baby Panke. 

smiley21

Ok, I'm hanging it up now.  The Colorado Avalanche have had an amazing season under new coach Patrick Roy (who was our Stanley Cup winning Goalie).  We haven't watched like we used to, but we have the game on now ~~ and true to form, we jinxed them!  Carolina scored the first goal!   I hope they can turn it around.  We used to love to watch them, but I do think we carry a hex around so we may have to stop watching.  lol   Oh, crap!  They just scored again ~ we're down two!  Aaarrgghhhh!


Night, all.


   

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RE:WELCOME TO NOVEMBER SIGN IN
(Date Posted:11/13/2013 8:35 PM)

WELL, IT APPEARS THAT MY BLOOD CLOTTING TIME IS COMPLETELY OUR OF WHACK.  WENT IN TO THE LAB AND GOT DRAWN ON TUES.
THEY THEN CALLED AROUND 5 PM AND I WAS TOO LOW.  1.4 A DANGEROUS LEVEL AS FAR AS THEY WERE CONCERNED.  I NEEDED TO HAVE A SHOT.  I HAD NO WAY TO GET THERE AT THAT MOMENT.
SO THEN THEY STARTED SPOUTING OUT MY 3 CHOICES.
1
REFUSE TODAYS SHOT, COME IN TOMORROW TO GET 2 SHOTS (AM AND PM) AND DO THAT DAILY TILL I WAS IN RANGE.
2
REFUSE TODAYS SHOT.  COME IN TOMORROW.  WE KNOW THAT TRANSPORTATION IS AN ISSUE, WE CAN SEE IF YOUR INSURANCE WILL PAY FOR THE SHOTS IF YOU ARE COMFORTABLE WITH DOING AM ONE AT HOME AND COME IN IN THE AFTERNOON.
3
COMPLETELY REFUSE ALL SHOTS AND THEY WILL DEAL WITH IT
BY ADJUSTING WARFARIN DOSAGING.

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO?  WHAT THE HELL....REFUSE???  SO
IF THE CHOICES ARE BAD AND SOMETHING HAPPENS IT IS MY 
FAULT AS I REFUSED??  UP THEIRS!!!

WE INCREASED MY DOSE FOR TUES TO 4.5 INSTEAD OF 1.5, I DID
NOT COME IN IN THE AM AS NO TRANSPORTATION AND I CAME IN AT 4:30.  THEY WERE DISCUSSING ALL THE POSSIBILITIES.  WHICH WAS RIDICULOUS.  I HAD TO HAVE A BLOOD DRAW. I HAD TO BE WEIGHED AND FOUND OUT I LOST 20 LBS SINCE I WAS WEIGHED
LAST.  ALL BECAUSE THE SHOT IS BASED ON ALL THIS INFO.  SO THEN THEY FINALLY CHECKED MY INR....1.7, UP .3 FROM TUES.
YAY!! GOT 2 SHOTS IN MY STOMACH AND THE PHARMACIST SAID WE COULD DO THE SHOTS ONCE A DAY NOT 2 SO WE ARE OK.  I TAKE
4.5 MG WARFARIN AGAIN TONIGHT (I WOULD NORMALLY TAKE 3)
AND BACK TOMORROW.  IF I HIT OR GO OVER 2.0 THEN NO MORE SHOTS NEEDED, SO KEEPING FINGERS CROSSED.  I DRANK A GLASS OF CRANBERRY JUICE SINCE THAT HELPS THIN THE BLOOD AND WILL DO SO AGAIN TOMORROW MORNING.  I USUALLY DRINK SOME
DAILY BUT DRANK DOUBLE THAT, LOL.
DOROTHY, KEEPING YOUR TONGUE IN MY PRAYERS.  I AM SURE IT WILL BE ALRIGHT.  I AM GOING TO CHECK OUT YOUR BREAKFAST RECIPE.  I LOVE A GOOD BREAKFAST CASSEROLE.  MOM DOES NOT, BUT I WOULD MAKE IT AND THEN FREEZE SECTIONS FOR FURTHER
USE BY ME!!!!  WOW, THAT IS AN AWESOME PRICE FOR YOUR DINNER.  I DID NOT THINK YOU COULD TOUCH LOBSTER FOR THAT KIND OF MONEY.  SOME DAY I REALLY NEED TO TRY IT.  I THINK I WOULD LIKE IT.  I LIKED IT IN A HOAGIE!!  GO AVALANCHE!!!  I HAVE NEVER ACTUALLY SEEN A HOCKEY GAME...ONLY BITS ON TV AND NEVER IN PERSON.  WE DO HAVE A HOCKEY TEAM FOR OUR CITY BUT I HAVE NEVER SEEN THEM.  DO NOT THINK I WOULD LIKE IT AS IT SEEMS PRETTY ROUGH.  OUR POOR PACKERS ARE REALLY HURTING.  I DO NOT KNOW IF THEY WILL BE ABLE TO HANG ON AND MAKE A COMEBACK.  I THINK CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL BE OUT THIS YEAR.  THAT DOES NOT HAPPEN OFTEN.
DAMN, MY AIR CONDITIONER IS STILL IN MY BEDROOM WINDOW AND SUZ AND JORDAN WERE SUPPOSED TO GET IT OUT TODAY AND THEY DID NOT.   IT IS SO COLD IN THERE AT NIGHT.  I HAVE TO BUNDLE UP BUT WHEN I WAKE IN THE MORNING AND AM NOT ABLE TO GO BACK TO SLEEP AS I AM SO COLD.  SO I GET UP BUT END UP FALLING ASLEEP IN MY CHAIR IN THE LIVING ROOM.  OH WELL.
MAYBE TOMORROW.
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RE:WELCOME TO NOVEMBER SIGN IN
(Date Posted:11/14/2013 10:55 AM)

 

Mornin'

It's a sunny day in Colorado, but you'd better wear a jacket if you step outside, cuz it's only going to be 50 degrees.

I see laundry in my immediate future and finishing off the last of the breakfast and dinner leftovers.  We'll definitely do both of those meals again.   Otherwise, not a whole lot going on.  I started a new book by Joanna Carl, "The Chocolate Book Bandit", so maybe I'll spend some time curled up with it today. 

OhMyGosh,Lou Ann!  What a mess to have to go through with your blood results!   Several years ago Mike had a blood clot on his ankle and he had to take the shots, but he administered them himself at home.  They were painful, and as soon as he got his blood thinned to "in range" they switched him to Warfarin uniil the clot was completely dissolved.

I have gone out of range, but they've never given me the shots.  Even when I was testing every 4 or 5 weeks, they would just adjust my pill dosage and have me come in in two weeks, or sometimes one week, to be retested. A few weeks ago, my INR was 3.6 which is way too high, but they still left me at my regular dosage and the next test two weeks later it was a lovely 2.7.   I'm really surprised they acted so strongly so quickly to get your numbers up.   Better safe than sorry, I guess.   Why are you on blood thinners?  I have A-Fib and I'm on them to avoid having a stroke.  My normal dosage is 5mg per day and half a pill (2.5) on Saturdays.

Our Avs lost the game while we watched.  I know it's silly to think we have any effect on their outcome, but I can't stand to think it might ~ lol.  I'd love to watch them win.   We used to watch all the time but then the team the management traded off all of "our" players and the team really fell apart.  Watching guys we didn't know wearing Avs uniforms lose every game wasn't much fun, so we stopped. Now, under Roy, it appears that they may be back!  Of course we don't know any of the players, but we'll get to know them I suspect.

I hope they get your AC out of your window soon!  You'll freeze!

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RE:WELCOME TO NOVEMBER SIGN IN
(Date Posted:11/14/2013 8:12 PM)


  IT HAS BEEN A GOOD DAY!!

A LITTLE MILDER OUT TODAY, NOT SO WINDY AND COLD.
JORDAN AND A FRIEND OF HIS STOPPED IN AND THEY TOOK
MY AC OUT OF THE WINDOW.  IT IS SUCH A BIG HEAVY UNIT.
ONE GETS ON THE BED OF THE TRUCK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW AND 
BALANCES THE AC SO IT DOES NOT FALL OUT WHEN THE WINDOW
IS OPENED.  THE TWO OF THEM LOWERED IT TO THE FLOOR AND
THERE IT STAYS.  I THROW A CLOTH OVER IT AND IT LOOKS LIKE
A SMALL TABLE.  IT IS JUST WAY TO HEAVY TO DRAG IT SOMEWHERE.
WOULD I RATHER IT WAS SOMEWHERE ELSE?  YES!!  BUT YOU DO 
WHAT YOU GOTTA DO.  
DOROTHY, I AM ON BLOOD THINNERS DUE TO A HISTORY OF
PULMONARY
 EMBOLISMS.  THE FIRST TIME IT WAS ONE CLOT
TO THE LUNGS AND THAT WAS DURING CANCER TREATMENT.  BUT THE
LAST TIME WAS IN 2007 OVER 5 YEARS SINCE THE CANCER TREATMENT
AND I HAD MULTIPLE CLOTS IN MY LUNGS.  AND BY MULTIPLE I MEAN
LOTS....I THINK I SHOCKED THEM ALL BECAUSE I HAD NO PAIN AND 
SO MANY OF THEM.  THE TIME I HAD 1 IT WAS SOOOOO PAINFUL. LIKE
SOMEONE STABBING ME IN THE CHEST EVERY TIME I TOOK A BREATH.
THIS LAST TIME I COULD HARDLY BREATH, BUT HAD NO CHEST PAIN.
MY DOCTOR SAID THAT I HAD CHEATED DEATH ONCE AGAIN.  SO,
BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO IDEA WHAT CAUSED THEM, I HAVE TO BE ON
BLOOD THINNERS FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.
LUCKILY, WHEN I WENT IN TODAY MY BLOOD WAS AT 2.1...YAY!!!!
NO SHOT, SLIGHT ADJUSTMENT ON MY DOSAGE...BACK TO 3MG DAILY,
WHICH IS THE DOSE I WAS ON FOR YEARS AND RECHECK IN 2 WEEKS.
AND I JUST NEED TO GO TO THE LAB.  SO THAT PLEASES ME.
I HAVE BEEN READING LIKE A FIEND.  I KNOW I MENTIONED THAT
I WAS READING "FOUNDATION" THE FIRST BOOK IN "THE COLLEGIUM CHRONICLES OF VALDEMAR" BY MERCEDES LACKEY.  WELL SINCE
THEN I HAVE READ THE SECOND BOOK "INTRIGUES" AND AM NOW 
READING THE 3RD BOOK "CHANGES".  THERE ARE 2 MORE IN THE SERIES.
THESE ARE THE BOOKS I BOUGHT WITH MY BIRTHDAY PRESENT FROM 
MY MOM.  I LOVE MERCEDES DIFFERENT VALDEMAR SERIES.  THEY
TAKE PLACE AT DIFFERENT PERIODS IN VALDEMAR'S HISTORY.
WHEN I FINISH THEM, I ALSO HAVE THE NEWEST NORA ROBERTS
BOOK, WHICH IS THE START OF A TRILOGY.  I ALSO SEE THE 
CONNIE SHELTON HAS A NEW CHARLIE PARKER BOOK OUT THAT I
HAVE TO GET.  SO I SEE A LOT OF READING IN MY FUTURE.
IS IT MY IMAGINATION OR IS THE ADVERTISING BECOMING
MORE INTRUSIVE.  I HATE IT.  AND IT IS EVERYWHERE, NOT JUST
HERE.  IT IS HORRIBLE ON TAGBOT TOO!!  ARGHHHHH!!
TGIF TOMORROW...NOT THAT IT MEANS ANYTHING ANY MORE, LOL.
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RE:WELCOME TO NOVEMBER SIGN IN
(Date Posted:11/15/2013 8:57 AM)


 

Good morning all you lovely ladies, wherever you are.

Looks like it's going to be a nice day, today.  Heading for 61 degrees.   I think we may go out and do a little shopping later.  

I put the recipe for the Salisbury Steak Stroganof that we've been enjoying the last few days up in our Recipe File, with some notes on how we 'tweaked' it just to make it easier to fix.   Sadly, we're out of leftovers. :^(  

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Lou Ann, Hooray!  You got your AC out of your window.  Your nephews and their friends are such good kids  ~  most of the time. smiley80

Mike's mother died of a pulmonary embolism.  Tom and his family were visiting them in their home, and she started not making any sense with the things she was saying.  No pain or other obvious symptoms.  Ultimately they took her to the ER where the Doctors couldn't find anything wrong with her.  They were sending her home and she got worse so they finally discovered the clot in her lung.  Unfortunately it was too late, and she died very shortly after that.  All so sudden, so unexpected.   

As much as it's a pain to be on blood thinners, we are both so lucky.  The alternative in either case ~ well, I don't even want to think of it!

Wonderful that your numbers were back up and you didn't need to keep coming in for the shots!   

I seem to be spending way too much time online, really just pharting around and not actually doing much, but I'm also not getting much reading ~ or house cleaning, or anything else done.  I must change that.  Loosing yourself in a good book is a Good Thing, as Martha would say.

I haven't even read the last Samantha Sweet book, yet.  I have it in my Kindle Library and I need to get the new Charlie Parker, too ~ but I need to make time to actually READ.  Sheesh!

TGIF  smiley82

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(Date Posted:11/15/2013 9:10 PM)

Friday is drawing to a close.  Another week gone and closer
to Christmas.  I think we are going to Joanne's for Thanks-
giving.  No one thinks I need to know so they do not tell me.
I could ask...but at this point I do not even care, lol.  Where
ever we go is fine and we do not have the mess.  But, we also
do not have the left over turkey that I love so much.  The only
thing better than a meatloaf sandwich is a leftover turkey
sandwich.  Mmmmmmmmm  I want it!!!
Wow, I have heard of people dying from pulmonary emboli, 
that is why they take it so seriously.  The If I had died with 
the first one, it would have been the fault of the doctors.
When I was coming home after the Bone Marrow Transplant
I got a blood clot in my arm where they had pulled my IV.
Well, it was more than am IV but not a port, but I had it in
the whole month I was there.  Each time they pulled my
2 ports I got blood clots in my left arm.  This one was in
my right.  I had to have further treatment and went to the
Cancer Center here in Fond du Lac to follow-up.  So they put
IV on the left since I still had a bandage on the right.  But 
then the nurse put the blood pressure cuff on my right.  
Every half hour it checked my blood pressure and it hurt
whenever it pumped up.  But I was a good patient and did
not complain....I should have.  I went home and within a day
I started getting a sharp pain when I would breath in and
it got worse and worse and I could not lay down or recline
because the pain was so horrible.  Put a call in to my CA
doctor and he knew instantly what it was and sent me to
the ER.  Ended up in the ICU.  They all just assumed that
the blood clot had dissolved but no one checked.  So the
blood pressure cuff going up and down broke it loose 
and sent it to my lungs.  I actually was in so much pain I was
happy to be in the hospital.  But I never actually thought 
that I might die.  Then to think that again I had clots in the
lungs and no clue why.  With the advanced Cancer that came
back after the BMT and the 2x pulmonary emboli, my doctor
said I must be a cat with 9 lives and I have used up 3, lol.
Anyway, that is why they reacted quickly to my being low.  
My range is 2-3 and I was 1.4, too low to suit them.  They
have different guidelines these days.  I have never dropped
under 2 before.  I hope I never do again.  
I have cut my computer time way back, though some days it
is more than others.  I had not been reading for a long time
and decided that was ridiculous....I enjoy reading too much
to not do it.  I added the Kindle app to my Ipad and put it on
reverse color scheme with white writing on black background.
Otherwise the brightness hurts my eyes and blurs them, but 
the white on black is working pretty well, though I would like 
a bigger print than it allows.  But am doing ok with it.
Going to go check out the recipes.
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(Date Posted:11/16/2013 9:43 AM)



 

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Oooh, not off to a good start.  I've been awake since 5, finally got up at 6 and started going through emails and poking around the net.  Now I really should be getting up and getting in the shower, and I'm ready for a nap!

We went grocery shopping yesterday and picked up some carry-out chicken for dinner.  We'll have that again today.

This afternoon, our neighbor Sharri, who is building the new house up the street and selling the house across the street from us, is coming over for a little wine and cheese and a visit to catch up on everything that has been going on.  I haven't really talked to her in ages. She works part time and of course has been so busy with both houses.  It will be good to get caught up.   I'd best vacuum the floors and make sure everything is picked up so I won't be embarrassed. smiley64  Both of her houses are the same model as ours, but she has done so many unique things with her new house.  I haven't gone to see during building, but I suspect it's going to make me feel bad about our house without all of her clever innovations.  I made an easy but tasty dip last night and Mike is going to make his guacamole later.

Today would have been Mike's brother Tom's 62nd birthday.  I've been thinking of him a lot lately ~ the holidays always make me think of what to get folks for Christmas or birthdays and then I realize that's no longer something we can do. Silly, but I miss making the Christmas boxes for my aunt and Mike's folks and finding some teasing birthday gift for Tom almost more than I miss talking to them.  Prob'ly because the gifts were always focused on this time of the year.     Tom's daughter Laine posted on Facebook about missing her dad today, and how it made her feel incomplete.  I understand that feeling.  I hope we can make Thanksgiving fun for her and help her not to dread future Thanksgivings.

We're supposed to have those horrid winds again tonight ~ 50 mph with 70 mph gusts.  Ugg!

I've finally figured out how to see that thing on my tongue myself using a flashlight. It looks big and ugly to me, but Mike think it's smaller than it was.  I just hope it clears up on it's own and quickly.  The idea of a biopsy there, not to mention all the different appointments getting to the point where a biopsy could be done, just gives me the shudders.  Make it go away ~ now!

Lou Ann, I love that you and your mom are going to Joanne's for Thanksgiving.  All the work of cleaning, shopping,cooking and worse ~ after dinner clean up is not your responsibility.  Yay!   I'm with you on leftovers.  In my mind, the BEST part of Thanksgiving.   We started going out for Thanksgiving dinner years ago, but instantly realized that we missed the leftovers, sooooo we fix a leftover meal the next day!  Turkey breast, cranberry sauce, dressing and whipped potatoes.  Sometimes we do more veggies, but we always make the basics to last for a couple of nights and then give us a sandwich.    Ez-Pz, and oh, so yummy.

That's actually what we're doing this year when Laine comes to visit.  I'm sure she will think we're crazy ~~ but that won't exactly be a revelation to her.  LOL  We'll have a few more veggies than we usually do for just us, and of course Punkin Pie, which is a MUST, right?  

I'm so glad your numbers are back in range, and while it did sound like they over reacted a bit to me, so much better that than taking a chance with your life!

I never thought of white on a black screen for reading.  So far I don't need it, but my eyes really are getting so bad it's a serious pain.  I'll keep that trick in mind.

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(Date Posted:11/16/2013 11:14 PM)

Nothing much going on here today.
The wind picked up again to make it feel colder than it is.
But it is really more like weather should be this time of year.
Here is it nearly 11 at night and it is 57 degrees.  That is warm.
Been raining off and on today and there is a chance of
thunderstorms tonight.  I would love that.
Yumm, tell Mike to save me some of that Guacamole.  I love it.
As long as he does not make it spicy.  Why anyone would ruin
perfectly good Guacamole by adding jalapeno's, etc to it is
beyond me, lol.
Have fun catching up with your neighbor and just remember,
she got the idea of tweaking the home from all the lovely
things you did with yours.  Your house is beautiful!
I ordered some of that Trader Joe's Salted Caramel Chai
on Amazon.  And cheaper than I got it last year.  Maybe
because it is a year old since it was a limited edition for
last year.  I bought 3.  1 was Prime so I will have it on Tues
or Wed.  The other was free shipping and a twofer so I
should have enough for the winter and I have an Oh My Chai
on order from Tastefully Simple.  I hate that they have gone
to packets instead of cans.  So hard to get out when getting 
to the bottom and even for measuring out in general.  I am 
going to save one of the cans from the Trader Joes Chai
to use in the future.  They had several other flavors on 
Amazon from Trader Joe's Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Latte
(yuck, I do not like pumpkin), Spicy Chai Latte, Organic
Spiced Rooibos Ruby Red Chai Tea...no clue what this would
be like.  I would not want to buy it for fear that I would hate
it.  I do not think I would care for any of them.
We are not going to Joanne's for Thanksgiving.  We are going
to Diane's.  Joanne and family are more than likely going to her
in-laws for Thanksgiving dinner.  Dave's dad is not doing well
and it is more than likely his last Thanksgiving.  Leo is the 
sweetest man, I just love him.  It is so sad.  I pray that he
makes it to the new year so that their holidays are not 
clouded by loss and grief.
Well, going to say good night and see you here tomorrow.
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Ahhh.  My first cup.  I think I can face the morning. How 'bout you?

We had a really nice visit with Sherri yesterday and got caught up not only on her "fun" building her new house and trying to sell her old one, but on some of the other neighbors as well.  I really like her.  Hearing all she has been going through getting her new house built makes me more grateful than ever that we are DONE!  I know when I tour her house I'm going to be envious and so sorry I didn't think of doing many of the things she has, but perfect or not ~ we're done, we're in, we're unpacked ~~~ if you don't go into the basement.  Our old house sold early and without problems.  All I can say now is WHEW!   Building and packing and moving and unpacking was stressful and hard for us.  It was NOTHING compared to what she is experiencing!

We had wine (Kendall Jackson Cabernet) and cheese and crackers and chips and dips ~ and I ate them!  I hope I didn't set my very slow weight loss back, but what's done is done.  I'll start again today.  

I do like that this is a friendly neighborhood, and as you know the houses are close together and only 41 in our little community, so it's logical that we would be closer than in a different neighborhood.  Still, I value my privacy and Mike and I are the neighborhood hermits, and likely to remain so.   The powers that be sent out a notice that we should have a Christmas party and someone other than those who had already had parties should step up.  And that it should be on December 15th!   I find that mentality objectionable.  Of course I had a moment of "We probably should . . .", but the moment didn't last long.  We bought a house we liked in a nice neighborhood with services provided for a price.  We did not join a Commune!   Of course we'll go to the party (Sherri let us know it was going to be in the couple kitty-corner across the street from us, so I know we can get there), and I'll bring something and stay for a while and hope to get better acquainted with some of the neighbors, but I'm afraid they can't 'mandate' our presence or participation.   I am learning that not everyone feels the same way about everything ~ something I had once feared ~ so we're ok.

We did a bit of cleaning before Sherri got here, so the house looks ok.  More enjoyable when it's clean, but it's not really deep down clean and that bothers me.  Marcela does a good job of keeping things looking ok, especially if we run the vacuum the wee between her visits and keep the granite and black glass table and furniture polished, but how I would love to have someone really deep clean.    My curio and china cabinets are dirty inside.  You wouldn't think they would get dirty INSIDE, but they are.  I don't really want her cleaning them because of course I want things put back "my" way, but since I can't stand like a real person without whimpering, I don't look forward to standing and taking everything out and cleaning the inside of the cabinets, and everything that goes in them and then putting everything back.  So I keep putting it off.  Pretty soon everything will be opaque.    Ha.

I know our ceiling fans and light fixtures are full of dust, too, but they don't actually show.  You just know the dirt is there. 

Watching a special on JFK now.  Hard to believe it's been 50 years since his assassination.   I actually campaigned door to door for JFK.  It was my first election and I was a committed member of the YDFL.  (I know.  Hard to believe.  lol).  We went to the bean feeds in Minneapolis, worked for our candidate (and many more senate, congressional and presidential candidates after that election) and stayed up all night at Election Headquarters waiting for results.  A bit more fun than having CNN or MSNBC announce the results a week before the election like we do now.    I know a whole lot more about JFK today than I did then, of course, and I have grown and changed.  Would I still vote for him today?   I would.  Do I still think Bobby would have made an awesome president?   I do.  Would I have voted for Teddy?  Are you KIDDING me?!  LOL  Could I have even dreamed back then how much 'my' party would change?  Not in my wildest imaginings.   

Lou Ann, we didn't get the wind we had expected ~ windy but not tornadic ~ and so far no rain or snow.  I know they can't be far away.

Mike hadn't made his guacamole for a long time, so we really enjoyed it.  He adds a little spice, but not too much for me so I'm sure you would like it too.  Mostly it's just creamy and good.

I made a dip using some hot and spicy pepper sauce and cream cheese.  The first time I made it, I used the whole jar of sauce and it was WAY too spicy for me.  This time I used less than half and it was creamy and sweet but with a surprising kick of spice.  Not enough to make you mad, though.  ha.  Pretty good, I think.

We had a small port wine cheese ball we got at the grocery store and crackers.

I so agree about all the spice folks put in guacamole these days.  The Colorado Hacienda restaurant used to have the BEST guacamole, but now they dump jalapenos or something in it and I can't even eat it.  I'm sure those who love it hot are happy, but we haven't been back to the restaurant in months and months.

I'm sorry to hear about Joanne's father-in-law.  I hope with you that he survives all the holidays so the family doesn't always have sad memories of the holidays.   There is never a good time, but holidays are the worst!

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(Date Posted:11/18/2013 12:04 AM)

Spent the afternoon/evening with all my bestest ;) friends.
Everyone was at Fauska's to celebrate Louann's birthday.
Gary, Steve, Nan, Louann and Bruce, Louann's mom and all
the kids and their spouses.  Finn is their son Reid and Tricia's
little one.  He was so adorable and funny.  He made me laugh
more times that I can count, lol.  And it was soooo quiet after
he went home.  They had their dog April with them.  She is a
blind golden lab.  A sweet dog.  Nerissa is their oldest daughter
she and Matt were there and they had Haley, their golden lab
with them.  Kirstie is the baby and she and Nick were there and
had their dog Cooper who is a Jack Russell Terrier.  Kirstie and
Nick are expecting a baby and the due date is April 17th.  She
has a little tummy on her now.  The highlight of the night was
when Rissa handed me an envelope and is had pics of sonograms
in it. I was so happy I nearly cried.  She has miscarried 3 times,
but this time they have heard a heartbeat.  They are not out of
the woods yet and the doctor has given her strict rules on what
she can or cannot do.  He thinks that by next week when they
do the ultrasound she will be past the most dangerous time but
she will feel better when she gets the first trimester in.  This 
is so exciting.  They think she is due the end of June.  Matt's
birthday is July 1st, so that would be the ultimate gift.  Just
think, this time next year Louann and Bruce will have 3 grands.
All the better the chances of getting to hold one, lol.
We planned out some celebrations in the future tonight.
Nov 29 is "B" day and we are all getting together for that.
"B" stands for Barbra Streisand and her concert on TV that
night.  We are all getting together at Fauska's.  We are going
to have all Jewish food and watch the concert together. :)
Then Dec 28/29 is our 2 day Christmas celebration.  Then
Jan 18th is Nan's birthday and she is hosting a Christmas in
Bethlehem Dinner.  She has been have traditional Christmas
Dinners from various countries for her birthday for several
years now.  It is fun.
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(Date Posted:11/18/2013 10:47 AM)


 

And a cheery good morning.

Particularly cheery because we can get into the group.  Forum1, where Tags & Tiaras lives, has been taken down for repairs for the next 9 hours (or so).  The problem for me, of course, is that I always get my tags in that Diamond group since I can load them directly from my Hard Drive.  Ah, well.  Things could be much worse ~ they have been in the past.

Lovely day today, but we're headed for freezing temps by the weekend.  Mike and I are planning to go out for lunch and to do some shopping this afternoon.

Ut-oh.  There seem to be problems on this server now.   I can't open a second page her to better read your post, so I'll just say how happy I am for your fun day with all your friends ~~~ and their kids and dogs!  It really sounds like fun!  Wonderful news about Nerissa.   I'm going to post quickly before all is lost, as I fear may happen.   

Later, my friend.

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