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9/8/19 8:42 P

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That's a great story, Phebess.
Had a nice day hauling dirt and then otherwise getting needed stuff done. Hubby's been eating better, and did some food prep of his own this afternoon. He likes the lunches he makes himself better then the frozen dinners he had been taking. Hooray!

I tweaked a muscle in my chest last weekend, and retweaked it this morning. Now I know exactly what movement was the culprit, so I can avoid it! I'll be applying arnica and babying it a bit more until it subsides.

I ended up not doing any office work this weekend. It can wait until tomorrow. I did check email just now in case my customer tried to contact me, but he didn't. So, work begins anew in the morning.

I love hearing all of the sewing stories.!
Econ, sorry for your sleepless nights. I hope tonight is better.
Nell, looks like that move may be coming soon!

Sleep well, everyone!

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Bea, your friend Bernie should become friends with my sister - the two of them could obsess about medical problems forever! Probably make them both happy. Some people seem to fixate on one thing - wouldn't it be easier and more fun to fixate on being healthy???

This morning was grey and drizzly, so we layered up and went out for bkfst. DH had found a key attached to a rubber scraper in his jeans pocket when he undressed for bed last night, and had NO memory of where it came from. His description was "a very nice and really attractive young blonde woman gave me the key." Helpful to know that, right? NO idea where this lovely young woman might have been. So I drove him over to the coffee shop where we had a bite for lunch yesterday (before I walked home from there) - no, not their key. Tried Starbucks, no, not theirs. Went into town and tried the couple of bakeries he often goes to near the place where I get the one egg scrambled and a bialy - no one recognized the key as their bathroom key. On our way back, I said we need to fill the car with gas, we were at the half-empty mark - and of course he says "That's it! The convenience store at the gas station! That's where I used the restroom!" As he put gas in the car, I walked in and handed the key to the man behind the counter, and apologized on DH's behalf - the man just laughed and laughed!

It really was one of our more ridiculous adventures. I suspect we'll have more as we age. Apparently, even as a child DH was very forgetful - his mother always said he'd forget his head if it weren't attached.

Gotta laugh about it, it really was such a silly situation!



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9/8/19 6:07 P

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Good afternoon

I feel like this is the morning after... I got "Bernie-ized" again. Last night while I was adding carrots and other veggies to my chicken soup, Bernie called. Her neck was bleeding from the neck brace. I hurriedly de-boned the chicken and added it back to the broth and let it cook. I went over to see Bernie. She had one itty bitty sore (a little bigger than the diameter of a pencil led) that it looked like possibly a bug bite she scratch and it bled a little bit. She had another rash from the rubbing of the neck brace. It was maybe a couple inches long and about 1/2 inch wide. NOTHING MAJOR! She wanted to go to ER because it might be infected. I told her it wasn't and it wasn't all that bad. But it might get infected. I asked her if she had any ointment or anything to put on it. She said no, because she's allergic to everything (she's not, but she is abnormally obsessed with being allergic to everything). I told her it's not infected. She said her immunities are low and its going to get infected. Everything I said she contradicted me. I finally agreed to take her AFTER I finish supper AND eat. While I was doing that, she asked an elderly neighbor to take her to ER. I found out AFTER I went to get her to take her to ER. She didn't even call me! Well I had to go up to the closest ER (16 mile away) because this elderly neighbor couldn't drive after dark. Saturday evening is not a good time to go to ER because its busy. She was still in the waiting room when I got there. I told her to NEVER DO THAT AGAIN to me. She said she couldn't call because she didn't have a phone. I told her she could have called before she left home. We got home about 8:30 and it was dark. Oh, and, she was told the very same thing at ER that I told her. No sign of infection. The tiny sore was probably a bug bite that she scratched. They put some Bacitracin on in and a telfa pad. (the very same things that she's "allergic" to and doesn't have at home). I'm still upset about this. I know I have to let it go until she decides to be a drama queen again.

I'm ok with real emergencies ... just a few days ago, I took my friend Mary, to ER with a really bad nose bleed. She NEEDED medical attention. With Bernie, you have probably 10 false alarms to every real emergency. Like the little boy that cried wolf. I have a hard time believing her when she has a real emergency. I've seen her weak and frail and hurting a lot, complain about how slow they are at ER and she could die in there. Then have a "miracle" cure with just the doctor talking to her. I shouldn't harp on about this, but I'm still so frustrated. How do you handle someone like this? If anyone says no, she'll just find someone who will and in this case, it was someone else that health-wise shouldn't have.

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9/8/19 3:13 P

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HI all

I am curled up on the couch in comfy clothes. I participated in the 5K at the Brookfield Zoo this morning. Always a fun race, lots of memories there with my kids when they were little.

I met up with a former coworker, his wife and their two kids again. This is becoming an annual thing. Just before the start, the steady rain started. It wasn't too bad, kind of felt nice. I shaved a few seconds off my time last year.

After a long, ride home in sweaty, rainy clothes and a hot shower, I curled up on the couch to watch a couple episodes of Stranger Things now. Now watching Schitt's Creek to lighten up.

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I'm glad the time is getting closer to move your mom Nell. That will be a relief.

Very nice of you Bess to watch the parakeet.

Hope you got some sleep Econlady. I now return myself back to my couch blankets. Looking forward to some Yin yoga after dinner.



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9/8/19 11:52 A

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Donna, I do remember Stretch and Sew! Knits were starting to show up in fabric stores, regular sewing techniques didn't work well, we had to learn a new technique. It wasn't even that different, just pull on the seam a little and use long stitches. I never did get the hang of hemming knits evenly.

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9/8/19 11:02 A

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Morning all, had a very busy day yesterday with a lot more steps than I have had in a long time. It feels really great to move but my knee is not happy. I am okay with that. Tomorrow I will go back to the pool.
I use to do a lot of seeing when my boys were young. Does anyone remember stretch and sew. It was quite an accomplishment to be able to see so many things foe the boys. I remember we had a place where you could buy fabric by the pound. Havenít thought of that in years.


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9/8/19 9:33 A

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Good morning. We're back from church, the usual 3 minute drive took 10 minutes. There is a triathlon going on (how could I have missed that?) and we had to wait for a lot of bicycles to pass.

My son told me that the fire marshal had been inspecting the assisted living, and they are finally getting deliveries of supplies, like plastic gloves and diapers. He said another group of CNAs did orientation this week, so opening can't be too far off. I just need to be able to move Mom the last week of September or the first two weeks of October so I can avoid dealing with my brother's crook of a girlfriend.

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9/8/19 7:45 A

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Maree - aren't these Almost Autumn days fun - summer fun still possible but cold weather fun begins. Dove season started yesterday but there aren't may doves around anymore. Too many hawks and eagles for small game birds. As for learning a new language, I make a stab at it now and then. I used to listen to cds on the car but I don't drive a regular commute anymore - I'd have to schedule a "lesson" - like Poindextra does with piano.
Econlady - I know that when I'm working on a project, especially a knitting one with a lot of graphs and math problems - it can keep me awake and even affect my dreams! As for sewing - man - the first time I sat down at a machine I felt like I was at home. I made the obligatory a-line skirt in 2 days and a shirt dress with set in sleeves, plackets and button band, all in blue checked gingham in the following 3. Sewing was my first love - probably still is. I can't wait to finish organizing the studio, setting up the machine and then - leaving it up for good!
Phebess - that's one thing I love about crochet and knitting, though - the math, the counting, the precision.
Bea - you are a good friend
Poindextra - bummer about the disposal. Just be durn careful with it. You need all your fingers!
Toni - I like a few days home alone myself - but, like you, not all the time. Enjoy your quiet time.
Nell - oh my - yes! Ultrasuede. There was a shop near Williamsburg that sold Only Ultrasuede - it was pricey and I always planned to make a suit out of some - but never got around to it. well. those days are long gone and shucks. most offices are business casual now. Heck - I've even been invited to wedding casual ceremonies!
Donna - so glad to hear you're home again, jiggety jig, and picking up the familiar routines. Yes - you are SO right - having the grands close enough for a visit anytime I want is one of the great treasures in my life.

We are babysitting a parakeet this week and I expect the owners by any moment. This is a darling neighbor who takes care of the dogs when we are gone - it's nice we can return the favor. Because she will drive over every day and feed them, we don't have to put them in a kennel and come home to a dogless home. We pay her children to do it - even though we know she is the one who brings them over. Just about done with emptying out the junk room and it feels so good!

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9/8/19 7:34 A

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Good morning!

Sleep well, Econ. Visions of cookies must be dancing in your head. Looking forward to the pictures.
Maree, great to hear all the long hikes you and your DH are fitting in.

Iím about to head out for a walk and then back to putter, do some writing and probably reading. At some point I need to get to the grocery store. Simple day, and I am glad for it.

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Itís 4:15 here and Iíve had about 2 hours sleep fretting about my cookie. Iím getting tired, so Iím going to finish cleaning up and try to sleep.

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9/8/19 6:47 A

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Good morning!

We are waking up to lightning and thunder, so DH will postpone hunting until it passes through, probably around 10:30 or so. Yesterday the youngster-hunter had them back to the houseboat by 8 am, so I dressed in my hiking gear and DH, Scamp and I went back out for a two hour hike. DH shot a blue winged teal duck (that's what is in season now). Then back to the houseboat for lunch, change and back to the sandbar with friends, to relax, soak up some sun, take a boat ride north and then floated both boats down river. A really nice day! I finished cutting the sofa fabric for my piano bench cushion and will have sufficient top piping and sides -- what luck! Unfortunately I did not bring my good fabric shears and my right hand is feeling the workout of cutting through all that thick fabric. I'm hoping all my machine will need is a proper needle; I know it's designed to work with heavy fabric. We shall see--it's an oldie but a goodie, too! I enjoyed the walk down memory lane with all of your sewing machine stories.

So Bess, will you become the student of your DGD to learn Romanian? How fun it is to have a little one to snuggle with! I love seeing pics and videos of DGD pop up in my FB memories.

Econlady, your cookie creation sounds like sculpting a story! How neat and creative!

Time for another cup of coffee. emoticon Cheers, [clink]! Hope all have a great day!!


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