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Jane..I hope your ins pays doctor and meds approved. Where you excused from jury duty? Misplacing things and losing hair are low thyroid symptoms. It would be good to have thyroid tests.

Karen...YMCA or furniture moving? Both burn calories although my body burns more when I exercise at Y. How is the new dvd? THIS IS US: We know their father died in fire. Don't know if uncle ( dad's brother) went AWOL.

Lots of trucks in and out of port this week. Yet my cpap supplies and presents I order over a week ago haven't arrived. I felt fine when I woke today. I went to gym to walk in pool before bone density test. Facility had me show up 15 minutes before appointment and wait 45 minutes to be taken. First part of density test with my legs on pillow was okay. Second part where tech tied my left leg/foot to table didn't. It caused unbearable spinal, hip, ankle and leg pain. I was dizzy when I tried to stand up. I drove a block to PCP office to see or talk to her since I couldn't stand the pain. No luck. Office gave me appointment for next Friday. I came home and took Norco, which worked.

A woman came in with jury duty notice while I was waiting in line to speak to receptionist. She stood behind me. I asked if she minded me asking her age and explained that other seniors received jury duty notice too. She said notice was for her daughter that saw doctor yesterday and forgot to bring form. She was getting excused by my doctor. I will take my notice with me to get excused too.

Time for me to head to bed and read last two chapters of Sally Field's book so I can pick up new book that is waiting for me on library hold shelf. Suppose to rain tomorrow and I have to do laundry.

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Just stopping by after reading all of the post.

Not sure what I will do today. It is toss up between going to the YMCA & moving furniture on my front room to make it more holiday friendly.



Jane.. I sure hope that med & test gets approved for you. Thank God for the sunshine. Hope Tee gets some, too!

Tee.. About THIS IS US...You are right they were looking for people that might have known their father. It does look like the little brother might have went AWOL instead of dying in war.

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I have waited at home for calls that did not come so I called people back. I am to see a new doctor on Monday but I am not sure my insurance will pay. I have a med that needs to be mailed from the states but they will not send it until my insurance clears it after my doctor again verifies that I need the brand and not the generic. I am a bit frustrated.

I keep loosing papers and then re-finding them. Not sure what is going on. I am also loosing hair a lot again so I think my thyroid med is off again.

It has been a lovely sunny day here which is nice.

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Karen....I was happy to read mattress topper worked. Hope you like your haircut and found good new dvds to watch.

This is Us... I missed Randall sleeping on sofa. I must have been fooling around with my phone. I was under impression their father was in the war. He was in war with his brother, and think they are looking for father. Am I wrong? I missed so many shows I could be wrong.

I would suggest getting roku that has Amazon app. Roku costs $30 plus $7.99 monthly charge and has Amazon app. Your granddaughter can put you on her subscription so you can watch Amazon for free via roku. Buying fire stick and joining Amazon costs more. I wanted to buy smart tv when sil gave ne roku.. I love roku It has several free tv, movie, etc channels. Plus I can watch library movies on it.

The cell battery my son sent arrived. I installed and charged it and phone works. $20 fix instead of new phone. Yeah!

I phoned gastro about pain I had for 4 days while he was on vacation. I had stomach pain twice after eating yesterday and med he prescribed worked. Eating snack bag of popcorn with lunch may have caused pain. I am not suppose to eat nuts, seeds, etc due to intestinal pockets where they get caught, but eat them anyway. Doctor ordered another test that will be done 12/14. He told me to go to ER if pain returns before he receives test results since ER can do test immediately. I am not thrilled about undergoing two gastro tests where I can't eat and missing holiday parties/goodies.

Rain and thunder this morning. Sunny when I left house. So, I only took sweatshirt. Rained like heck when I left work. Sweatshirt and umbrella were in car trunk. I got soaked retrieving them.

I hope weatherman is right about no rain tomorrow so I can swim before bone density test.



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My new mattress topper is wonderful. I did not keep waking up during the night. Hope this continues!

I get my hair cut this afternoon so will get the new DVD's from the library. I need to watch them & return as I have lots checked out! I got the basic, cheaper DVD. Once I have watched my collection & move to an apartment I may just go with a fire stick & watch movies that way. My granddaughter really likes hers.

This Is Us... the baby is a boy. Randall is sleeping on the couch now! Kate did not get the job & will be going back to college...and can it be that little brother is not dead???

Jane..glad you are set with groceries & less coughing. Thanks for the Bible info.

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Karen, James 5 has some great verses on prayer and what to pray for. Giving praise and thanks during prayer is really important.

So much of the nation seems to need rain. I hope it goes where really needed.

I have had a good day. My cough has not flared up and I seem to have a bit more energy. I got my basic groceries for the week today.

Looks like the storm threat will go north and perhaps dissipate. The Marianas really can do without anymore storms for awhile as all the islands have been hit hard this fall.

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Karen....I was happy to read dvd player arrived, you set up and heard movie. Congratulations!
Did you buy a smart dvd player? Smart means it came with roku, etc apps.

What is baby's sex? Did Kate find job? I saw Nam part where father's name is not listed. Randall and his wife were campaigning. We have to wait until Jan to find out more.

I went to Avenue to look for jacket since I can't find a one that will zip. Store didn't have type I like that was on website. I tried on my boss's jacket. It was bigger size than I take and floating on me. I may have to order two sizes and return one to store.

Verizon was next door. So, I went in to talk to salesman. These employees are much nicer than place I went to. I showed him my phone and looked at new one. He thinks replacing battery may work if phone isn't damaged. He tried to sell me phone for full price. I said no since new model is coming out in Jan/Feb. Then, he said he could give me $300 discount if I changed my phone number. I think discount revolves around 24 monthly payments, which my sil won't do. Battery from Amazon is suppose to arrive tomorrow. Crossing my fingers it works and I could buy phone in Jan went price goes down.

It started raining her around dinnertime. Heavy after midnight. Light now. Suppose to be heaviest tomorrow with light showers on Friday and Sat. People in burn area had to evacuate again due to possible mud slides. No homes or trees means nothing to hold land in place when it rains. I feel sorry for these family.




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I ordered a SONY DVD player from Amazon & it came today. No problem hooking it up but the directions for the CC were like reading a foreign language. I did find a place to adjust the audio & was able to hear all the words to the movie WONDER.

Now on to This Is Us.. They did find out the babies sex. Did you see the ending where they were in Viet Nam? What about Randall & his wife? So many storey lines going on in this show...sure do a good job of keeping me watching!

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Jane....Happy to hear you felt well enough to go to church.

Karen...Brr! The Xmas card I received day after Thanksgiving came from Idoh. Happy Birthday to your grands. Mexican sounds good. I haven't had this type of food in six months. What type of DVD player did you buy? From where? Player is easy to install. Just put cables on player and tv. I hope it comes soon and you can do cc. Hope mattress topper leads to good night's sleep. Did you watch This is Us last night? Did couple find out baby's sex? I saw part where they were in doctor's office and didn't want to know sex, and Kate looking for new job, but missed part after that where they were talking.

It was cloudy and cool here this morning. Sunny now. Suppose to start raining in middle of night and continue thru weekend. We need rain, but I dislike driving in it.

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It is about 23 out & some snow on the ground but not enough to shovel. I do plan to go out today. We will be celebrating 2 of the great grandkids birthday tonight. One turned 11 & the other 7 tomorrow. They want to go to the Mexican restaurant & that is fine with me.

I need to pick some DVD's up from library. My new player should arrive today & I hope I can set it up without having to ask my granddaughters hubby to come to town. It sure will be nice to read all the words so I get the full meaning of the story in the movies.

I set carolers up yesterday & will bring the pine cone tree out later. The tree is such a special memory for me as I received it about 30 years ago from a retired school teacher. She kept pretty much to herself but took a liking to me. I did her laundry & ran errands for her. Her 2 sons lived several states away. She really had no one to share her life with. She was in her 70's but had really poor health. Lynnette will always hold a special place in my heart & I love the tree.

My mattress topper came today. I thought I might have trouble getting it to the bed but it was real easy. I will sleep good tonight!

Tee.. I wonder if trucks are having hard time getting to Cali with all the snow. ? I also heard where they are having a hard time getting drivers for those big semi's.

Jane.. I could use a good study on prayer.

Happy Wednesday!

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Karen, the custom of asking for a donation may be Filipino and the Micronesians have picked it up. I do not support other churches unless they are like minded and then it is an offering at the church.

I did make it to church this evening and the Pastor taught out of the end of James 5 about prayer. It was interesting.

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Jane...Sorry you felt ill. Amazing you were able to see doctor the day you phoned office. I only like spinach salad with bacon dressing.

Karen....Phone companies were awful today. My coworker that belongs to ATT couldn't get into her account and pay bill. It took several calls before she learned their website was down.

I was at Verizon when they opened. Phone was waiting for me at full price instead of black friday price. $900 instead $450. The phone only came with electric plug. Everything else was extra and final cost would have been over $1,000. I asked saleslady why I didn't get sale price.. She said the sale price would be on monthly bill. Wrong. I had to call sil for password to set up phone. He had just received notice of $900 charge from Verizon and blew his top. Saleslady said we had to call customer service to change. I cancelled phone and saleslady reversed charges. I had to pay $50 restocking fee. On top of this, Verizon no longer transfers old phone contacts and apps to new phone. Customer has to do this via internet. She recommended using power stick so I can use phone when out and about. I bought power stick for $8 tonight. It works. My son had Amazon send me new battery to see if that helps. Battery arrives on Friday. Life was less stressful before cell phones.

I stopped at Trader Joe after buying power stick. The shelves were empty. I have never seen this in all the years I shopped there. They were out of butter too.. Manager said he doesn't know when it will arrive. I hope butter isn't being recalled. .


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Jane.. I have never heard of carolers expecting a donation. I would think they would be surprised and happy to be invited in for hot chocolate & a cookie if it was pretty cold outside. I think anything more would distract from the meaning of the carol.

Tee.. I love your question about the recall. I would add cookies. I sure hope the Verizon thing is settled. Sometimes simple to us seem to take forever. I know my daughters efforts to get my phone added to her billing was not an easy thing. Took several calls & not short ones, either. Then we waited a month & got billed so another short call & it happened.

Voice results tonight!

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Tee, the carolers did sing one song. I am not sure if they would have sung more if I had given a donation. That seems to be the custom here. I remember when our church kids went caroling and I went along as an adult that people expected to have to give a donation. We did it for the joy of the season.

The restaurant I went to today only had spinach, no lettuce of any kind at their buffet.

Tee, hope you get the rain.

There is a possible storm east of us. It is too far away to really make any predictions. We will see what happens. Canít wait for January because the dry season will have begun and we should have no more threats although we have been hit in January before.

I fiinally got the paperwork into the cancer doctor and have an appointment December 3rd. My urologist has seen a rasied area in the bladder that is slightly red and is not sure what it means. I got sick right after the appointment with her so got to the new doctors office today. I was suprised I got the appointment so quickly.

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Karen...LOL I love the saying and photo.

Everyone should do what they like whether mailing or posting Xmas cards.

Jane....I think it is awful that carolers wouldn't sing unless given a donation.

I wrote down all my contact information this morning in case my phone goes. My daughter received email this afternoon for me to pick up phone. Email states I need license and credit card used to purchase phone. My daughter charged phone on her credit card. She lives in Palm Springs. I don't know if Verizon will take my cc for purchase, but I am going to try to talk them into it even if I have to phone sil for help. Verizon email says I have to transfer and set up phone from home. That isn't going to happen. I will cancel order if Verizon won't do this for me. I will be at store when they open tomorrow. Crossing fingers it all works out.

I couldn't find lettuce for lunch tomorrow and bought broccoli and kale salad from Sam's club. I tasted it a week ago and it was good. Sam had less lettuce than Costco. I came home to news that some romaine is okay to eat. Bagged lettuce will include where harvested and packing date. Signs will be posted above heads of lettuce. It is getting harder to eat healthy. How come cake, ice cream and chips are never recalled. emoticon

I purchased two presents from Target tonight with free shipping. I love not having to go to store. A few more presents and I am done.

Suppose to rain this week.

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I usually send out Christmas cards and write a note along with it. This year I will not have my Christmas card list of addresses because it's in California. I will send back a card to those that send one to me. I can use facebook which is what a lot of my relatives do now. I do have all of my childrens addresses so I can send them one. I really do enjoy receiving cards and use them to decorate the house.

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Tee.. this is for you!

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I still send Christmas cards, not as many as I used to but I still do some (mostly family). I enjoy getting them also.



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I do not send Christmas cards because I am so forgetful that I prepare letters and cards, address and even put on that stamp and then forget to send them. The internet has saved me as far as communication with people goes.

Lois, my thought on it is if you enjoy sending cards then do it. I think people enjoy getting them even if they do not send them.

Roz, sorry to hear your church member has health issues and has had to step back from the ministry. I hope he and his wife are moving closer to family.

Today my Lunch Bunch planned to eat at a restaurant that was closed. We had two ladies come very late, apparently did not have cell phone numbers of the group and so missed us. Cell phones can be an asset.

Tee, sorry you do not have a salad you can eat since they took romaine off.

I had Christmas Carolors come to the door awhile ago. They wanted a donation for their chuch which I declined but they did sing a Christmas song to me.



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I sent Christmas cards. No newsletter, but include short note in a few cards. The amount of cards I receive has decreased. Addressing envelopes is hardest for me. Two years ago, I decided to write all info down on paper so I could make labels. I lost the list and still addressing by hand.

Another sleepless night that I think is due to cholesterol medication. Either I can't sleep or up and down all night everytime I take Crestor. I am achy too. My day started at looking at cell phones at Costco. Broken phone information can only be transferred if phone turns on with/without plug. The sale phone wasn't good. Their phones cost more than Verizon. I asked my daughter to buy S9 and have me pick up at store near my home. She did this. Now I have to wait for Verizon to send email that phone is ready for pick up. I am going to make list of contacts since I don't even have my kids phone numbers if it goes..

I returned spring mix along with shoes that didn't fit to Costco. All salad mixes containing romaine were gone. Only cabbage, kale and broccoli salad. I can't eat any of them.


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My day is moving along so fast, I slept in. Just got done watching a church program & then a show called CHRISTMAS ACROSS AMERICA part of a A SMALL TOWN SERIES. It was really interesting if you get a chance watch it.

Tee.. I agree cell phones are important, especially when we travel alone or live alone.

Lois.. I love getting Christmas cards. I use to send out a newsletter but haven't done that in a few years. I hope to get cards out to those people that I do not see on a regular basis. To me, it is a way to tell people that I still remember them & value the place they have held in my life.
There is just something about holding a card or letter in my hand & I hope the tradition continues.

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Lois----I'm old fashioned and love sending out Christmas cards with a newsletter as well, strange enough, one of my neighbours and I had this same conversation a couple days ago and she is into the digital stuff too.
I still get cards from friends in UK and USA so I'll be sending to them too. Yes I've noticed that lots of other friends send greetings via e-mails now.It does not seem the same to me.

Today is quite sunny at 80 degrees although there are slight showers expected.

Church service this morning was very uplifting indeed.

I'm hoping to do some cleaning and putting up of the Christmas tree by the end of this week, seeing that I'll be away from home for the next two days, as I must go watch my special needs granddaughter, we have such a bond because of this.

We have a gettogether coming up at our church next Saturday as one of our members is moving to another island. He grew up in the church went into ministry as a lay preacher then as a presbyter but due to having had a heart attack he has decided t step down and take things easy, We will miss him and his wife..

Hope everyone has an enjoyable rest of the day and a restful night's sleep.
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Curious question......do you still send out Christmas cards? I used to and include a short family newsletter and then gradually the cards received got smaller and smaller. It was looking like friends were using facebook to send their holiday greetings. Since Christmas is right around the corner I need to make a decision......... emoticon

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Tee. I have a cell phone I use here on Guam and a Tract phone I use stateside. It use to be a flip phone but they no longer make them so I had to get a "smart" phone. I but the one year for the phone so it is available when I go stateside and I just charge it before leaving Guam so I can call people when I get there. Yes, cell phones are important.

I had a good day at church and enjoyed the Thanksgiving fellowship we had after the 11:00 a.m.service.

Stay well everyone.

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Karen...I hope Walmart has dvd on sale. Sorry about your friend. I am afraid to send card to former co worker (teacher) since she is old with cancer. I held off sending her card last year and I get one from her.

I tossed and cleaned today. I went thru old rolodex. Most of the cards had to be tossed since the people died. My circle is getting smaller. emoticon I couldn't believe the things I found. Auto accident,insurance and bank statements, etc from 2008. I made three trips to the trash. Moved and vacuumed behind furniture. It made a dent, but I would need another month at home to finish job.

I need to vent since I am ticked at my eldest daughter and her hubby. They drop everything to do stuff for hubby's family, but when I ask them to do something, they don't. My cell phone died tonight. They promised to get me cell last year and didn't. I asked DD and sil to buy a phone I saw at Costco since mine was going. I am on their cell plan. Sil didn't like Costco phone. I asked them to buy Samsung S9 phone from their carrier for me on Thursday. I told them sale ends Friday night. They didn't buy and phone sold out. I am paying for the phone, and nothing out of their pocket. To make a long story short, I don't have a phone and need one when in hospital in Dec. The good phones their carrier offered are gone. I am going to Costco in the morning to see if they still have phone I like and buy it. I can't go without phone.

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Your early Christmas card reminds me of a friend Barb. She got married & moved from Ohio to Oklahoma. I only heard from her at Christmas as hers was the first card I would get. Then I stopped getting them. After a few years, I got to wondering about what happened to her. I googled her name & found an obit for her. I should have known when that first Christmas card failed to come.

I am going to check out Walmart on line. thanks

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Karen...Have you tried searching Walmart.com for dvd? You can have dvd shipped free to store for pickup. Walmart tv commercial showed it is easier and faster to pick up orders this year. I do this a lot. I go to pick up around time school is getting out when there are short lines.

I had good nights sleep. Ordered new bathing suit on sale and paid less than last year. A polyester suit doesn't fade, stretch, etc and lasts a year. It used to cost over $150 for Speedo suits for the year. $50 a year since I started doing this.

I wasted a lot of time looking for wish list items for my kids to give me for Xmas. Most items have to do with swimming. LOL

I received my first Xmas card yesterday. A record breaker.

Time for me tackle house chores.

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I got all of my errands ran yesterday. Glad I was able to get in on the sale price of Maxwell House coffee. It is much higher today. Now to spend my Kohl's cash. They sure know how to keep you shopping! I have not found a DVD on sale. If it does not appear on Cyper Monday I will have to pay the regular price. I know it may be lower at Walmart but not going to fight the crowds.

I read this today & thought it applied to many of us

START WHERE YOU ARE, USE WHAT YOU HAVE & DO WHAT YOU CAN..Arthur Ashe

Cute little guys Tee!

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Jane....Happy Birthday to your son. Sorry you achiness kept you home.

Karen....I hope you were able to get your errands done and shop online at Kohls. I don't know if eating the salad caused my gut problem, and will ask doctor when he returns from vacation.

My grandsons were in Az for Thanksgiving. Youngest, Andrew, (second photo) loves posing for pictures. His older brother doesn't, but their mom talked them into taking a photo to send me.

I had insomnia Thanksgiving night. I should have been tired from all I did that day. Reading Sally Field's book In Pieces didn't help. I had a lot of energy when I got up and went to the gym to swim. Gym and pool were empty. Water warm and jacuzzi working for a change. I felt the pool would help me sleep better,and ended up with weak, painful legs. Made fish for dinner and finished second baby blanket. I am staying home tomorrow to work on my apt. It needs lots of TLC.



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My grandkids trying to look silly.

I need to go to library for some DVD pick ups & also need to get city garbage bags from the local grocery store. Before I do that I would like to have a recipe or two picked for next week so I can get anything I might need to make them.

I watched portions of Macy & also one from Detroit. It was nice to see & hear the bands. It was new treat for me.

Kohl's has a good price on a mattress topper & also K-cups so I am going to try the online order. My daughter gave me a give card for my birthday so I will not have to spend too much of my own money. I sure don't want to mess with the crowds at the store.

Jane.. sorry about that pain. I understand all about it.
Tee.. I love the salad mix. Do you think that is what made you sick? sure seems possibe.

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I stayed home today and ended up making phone calls for the Christmas party the hospital volunteers are having in December. I was achy this afternoon and evening. grrrrr

My youngest son turned 49 today. He was born on Truk/Chuuk when there was a Trust Territory.

Stay well everyone.

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Jane...Sorry you didn't get to go out today. Glad family brought you dinner.

Karen..I am happy mac and cheese was great. Leftovers are great. Enjoy parade.

Lois...Tradition dinner you didn't have to cook or clean up after? A wish come true.

Rained here last night and this morning. Sunny in afternoon. More rain predicted. I stayed home, watched parade and cleaned out kitchen cabinets before preparing dinner. I didn't plan on cleaning cabinet. I was looking for a pot, came across two old tea kettles, a brita pitcher, etc. I kept that were taking up space. So, out they went. My dinner turned out good. Everything washed and put away. Leftovers in fridge. Toss trash since pickup tomorrow.

My fb college friend posted about romaine lettuce today. Someone commented that organic spring mix contained romaine. I ran to refrig to look at ingredients since I eat spring mix several times a week. Sure enough, it contained red and green romaine. The Asian salad mix I bought contained romaine too. Both are going back to store. The stores pulled romaine, but neglected to pull mixes containing romaine. BTW, I ate spring mix before becoming ill last weekend and yesterday. It pays to read labels.

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Dinner at my daughters was nice as usual. I counted 23 with one granddaugher & hubby not able to make it. She is a nurse & was off for her wedding & honeymoon so it was her turn to work. The mac & cheese turned out good so I will make it the day before the next time. I came home with tomorrows lunch & supper.

I have parts of today's parade recorded so that will be my evening.

Hope you had a pleasant day.



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emoticon Happy Thanksgiving ladies emoticon Be blessed emoticon

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Lots to be thankful for. I am loaded up & ready to go to my daughters. I will let you know how the mac & cheese turned out.

Sorry about all that rain Jane. You probably made the right decision on staying inside.

Enjoy your day

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@GRANDMAKARENG funny you made the mac & cheese comment. I actually made TWO homemade dishes of it last night expecting the family to come over.......BUT, they changed plans. DRAT. Now, they'll have to eat it as warm ups another day . Usually it's just as good. Thanksgiving traditional meal at our place....and, best part is I don't have to cook it......or, clean up afterwards!!! Hope everyone has enjoyable day. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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The typhoon went south of us around 9:30 this morning giving us tropical storm winds and a lot of rain. Since the Thanksgiving luncheon was outside I decided it was not a good idea for me to go. I did not want to get soaked. My DIL and grands brought me a delicious dinner. They had stopped by earlier and picked up the pies I had gotten Wednesday evening.

I have had a quiet day but think I made the best choice. Moving inside would have been very difficult because there would have been 50 to 75 people there through the afternoon and no one has that big of a house.

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Happy Thanksgiving. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Jane...I hope Guam is dry on Thanksgiving. It is raining here and expected to last thru the morning.

I came down with sore throat at work. Coworkers caught it at Disneyland. Good thing I am staying home tomorrow..

Cpap supplier phoned this morning to have me reorder supplies. I said my doctor faxed them an order for a mask last week. She couldn't find it, but said my rx states any mask. I had email doctor sent with type of mask he ordered. The mask should be here next week.

I am going to have cup of herbal tea and watch tv before going to bed.

Gobble! Gobble!

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Charlie Brown is really missed. Thank you for the picture Celeste.

Guam has a tropical storm heading this way that should pass south of us around noon tomorrow, Thanksgiving Day. People are being advised to bring their outdoor get together inside. I will see what the family does.

Hope you all have a dryer day for Thanksgiving.



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Jane...Sorry about your coughing fit before speaking. I am glad you felt well enough to go to church. I hope completing and mailing form gets you out of jury duty.

Celeste....Enjoy Austin and Thanksgiving.

Karen...Who doesn't like mac and cheese? I never made mac and cheese from scratch, but wonder if the mac will be mushy if baked the next day. I would make the mac and sauce and assemble/bake on Thursday so mac isn't sitting in cheese sauce overnight. Lovely bridge picture. Did you get a lot done the day you woke early?

I took muscle relaxer and slept 8 hours last night. emoticon It is a blessing to be pain free. I had energy deficient all day and almost fell asleep at work in the afternoon.

Neither of the two ladies I saw at gym smoked. One has diabetes and needs dialysis. The other lady had industrial injury and refused surgery. Job forced her to retire due to immobility.

Ipad my sister sent me arrived. She bought a new one. Took three hours for me to set it up. Pad wouldn't recognize my wifi and email password. I had trouble with the apple store and downloading library app. It won't recognize my mail password although I received email from device. I still haven't figured out how to get email on this device. My sil was right about Kindle being better. Only took 10 minutes for me to set up and download on kindle last year. It is enough to make me give up computer, cell and pads.

Traffic was awful today. I doubt most people left town since cars had to park on the street for supermarket. I work tomorrow and started defrosting turkey tonight.

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i love that picture Celeste. I might just post it again tomorrow. Enjoy your time in Austin

I am thinking I might try to make my mac & cheese tomorrow & bake it on Thursday morning . What do you think?

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Good morning ladies. Have a lot of activities going on here. Going out of town today to spend Thanksgiving with friends in Austin. Will be back home Friday - in time to babysit Saturday evening emoticon



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I love this picture of the bridge in Michigan. Brings back such happy memories.

I am up early today. Not sure what I will get into.

The story about the ruined Thanksgiving meal out reminded me of the last time daughter took me to Bob Evans. Service is just not the same as it use to be. Daughter & I have both worked at many different restaurants years ago & really expect & appreciate good service.

I have never had jury duty, Hope you are excused.

Hope it is a good day for all of you!

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I tried filling out the jury innformation on line but could not, so filled out the paper one they sent. I hope I do not have to get a doctorís excuse. Now to get it mailed.

I know what you mean about some people really showing their age. I think many may have been smokers when younger.

I made it to church this evening. Pastor gave a very short sermon and then went around and had everyone share what they are thankful for. Of course I had a coughing fit before I could speak.



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I called gastro doctor yesterday. He is on vacation until 11/28. My other doctors are on vacation too. Thank God my pain subsided after taking medication for Addison. I was probably in an Addison crisis and should have gone to ER but these doctors know less about treating the condition than the specialist.

Plumbing was fixed today. So, I don't have to get up early to move the car this morning. I took muscle relaxer and pray I sleep more than 4 hours tonight.

I ran into two friends that joined the gym when I did. Boy have we aged. I was in better shape than them, which doesn't say much. emoticon Gym was empty.

Traffic and Costco were awful yesterday. It took 15 minutes to exit my street and to find parking space at Costco. Inside Costco was worse. I went there to buy lunch and dinner and left with food and two pair of shoes. It has become impossible to find comfortable shoes that fit. These shoes were a find. So, I bought a pair in each color. The last pair of shoes I purchased was in June and worn out from wearing daily.

Rain predicted tonight.

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Is it senior jury duty month! LOL

Jane....I am glad you felt well enough to food shop. I don't think an excuse at 70 prevents court from sending jury duty summon. My 80 yr old friends still received them.

I had another rough night. Took Norco and slept 4 hours before waking in pain. Heating pad made it worse. So, I iced it. I was about to fall asleep when apt manager phoned at 7 am. She left message on Friday night that I needed to move my car out of carport by 8:30 am today so handiman could replace plumbing pipes. She asked me to call to confirm I got message. I left message on her phone on Sat morning, which she said she never received. She is in Boston and I wonder if she checked her home phone where she instructed me to leave message. Pain decreased when I moved. Then, returned. I don't know if dehydration med I took this morning or going potty caused pain to subside, but I am glad it did.

I am off to arthritis pool class. Overcast and cool here. Indoor pool area has been chilly due to open windows. I may were rash guard since the chill gets to me.

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I got a jury summons today! I am going to try to go on line to get it canceled. I filled something out right after I turned 70 but they must have lost itÖ

I got the flu shot in September when I had the checkup with my primary doctor. What is going around apparently was not covered in the shot. grrrrrr

Thelma, sounds like you had quite a day. Glad you were able to spend time with DS and wife.

Our church will meet Tuesday evening instead of Wednesday so people can prepare for Thursday. The church will have a Thanksgiving potluck next Sunday.

I had to get groceries today. I am saving on gas by not driving except to get groceries.

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Jane...Glad you feel better. Best to stay away from crowds when ill.

Karen....Tuna and noodles sounds good. I took Prevnar 13 pneumonia vaccine at 65 and need to get regular pneumonia booster. One Prevnar 13 and one regular pneumonia vaccine at 65 or later covers us for life. No need to get pneumonia vaccine yearly. I haven't taken flu vaccine in over 10 years since they aren't current and do not cover the present strain of flu. Everyone I know that took flu vaccine last year got the flu. There is a holistic flu medication that is up to date yearly that I take if I catch it.

JoAnn....Brrr! Glad you relaxed after church.

I slept more last night. I took Norco before bedtime. Woke to pain at 4 am. Nuked heating pad, laid on it and slept 3 more hours. Pain has been cha, cha all day. My nurse friend thinks my symptoms may be gallbladder since food/drink increases/decreases pain.

I walked in pool for an hour, which helped. Left gym early and went to Walmart to pick up colonoscopy prep supplies. Store was crowded with few cashiers and long lines.

I hope I can convince gastro to excuse me from jury duty.

Rain predicted for Thanksgiving. Glad I will be staying indoors.

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Oh...CBD.....well won't do me any good, not here in Md. Get this though...marijuana. legal to smoke in DC...so now we know what is wrong with our government...LOL
Back killing me this morning for standing in one place too long while hemming 3 prs of curtains. I don't do well standing in one place too long but kinda hard to squirm around while pinning up hems. Took Tylenol after hot shower, rubbed on BioFreeze and after a few hrs able to walk without being bent over. Ribs still ache...sure wish I knew what the problem was but tired of being poked and sent here and there for test....enough is enough!
Met with DS & his wife for our holiday meal...boy was it a fiasco! Waitress surely had her head somewhere other than at work. After asking did we want our rolls to munch on before meal came and told her we would wait for meal, here she comes with one of the orders of rolls. No big deal...but then one meal had wrong side, she brought the side that was asked for. Told us remaining rolls will come when out of the oven. DS asked for sweet tea, she brought unsweetened. She told him only unsweetened was made but could bring him sugar pkts. Still waiting on rolls. We ate meal not wanted our food to get cold. DS finally complained, she said oven was broke but would have bill adjusted. He explained it was our holiday meal. She said she felt bad and have manager to adjust bill. When manager came DS told her what excuses he heard. She said NO the oven was NOT broke, apologized again. She came back with a loaf of pumpkin bread I loved and 2 gift cards of $10 each. The meal was ruined......then we found out the gift cards are invalid.....you just can't make these things up girls!! And then shopping later I ran into several rude people....I wish I had stayed home

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Jane, sorry you had to miss church. I hope you continue to feel better.

Tee, I hope you can get excused from jury duty, that is a long bus ride for you. I think I am going to just roast a chicken for Thanksgiving dinner, maybe in a oven bag.

Karen, I did get the pneumonia shot last year and the flu shot every year.

Thelma, thanks for the pep talk and try to stay warm. Your picture of the mailbox was pretty, .
We went to church this morning and it was a good service. The rest of the day was a relaxing day. It was 39 this morning and the roofs had frost on them. Beautiful.

Have a good week ahead.
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Good Morning Friends

It's a nice fall Sunday in Ohio. I have no plans other than to enjoy my coffee & watch some church programs this morning. Later I will take my garbage out for the Monday pick up & have some good Tuna & Noodles. My biggest decision may be what vegetable to have today.

Do most of you get the flu & pneumonia shot?

Jane.. Sorry you had to miss church today.
Tee.. Sure hope you are able to get that jury duty excused.

How are the rest of you doing?

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Tee, I was on one jury many years ago and ended up with my back hurting so much I went to the chiropractor and was laid up for days. Thankfully it was during Easter Break so I did not miss work. When I was able to drive I took an excuse in and was relieved of jury duty. I was called again years later and got an excuse from the chiropractor again. The last time I was excused due to age. I believe in the system but am thankful that they are understanding of health issues. When you cannot drive ridding a bus two hours to jury duty and another two home is unrealistic.

I am feeling better this evening but did stay home from church today. We had a baby and child dedicated at church today and then eleven people baptised! I am really sorry I missed that.

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Second time my post disappeared in middle of typing. Argh! I wish Spark had auto save.

Congratulations Thelma and Karen on lowering ins cost and possibly qualifying for help paying premiums.

Karen...Thanks for Deep Relief picture. I spoke to swim buddy that uses CBD and lidocaine. She said lidocaine works better than CBD. I live in CA and can purchase CBD from dispensary near work. My D level is tested yearly. It was 50 a few months ago. I take 5,000 iu of D-3 daily with yogurt. There is 1,000 of D in my multivitamin too. I read thyroid patients level should be close to 80.

Jane....I am sorry you are still under the weather. Staying home and resting until you are over the bug makes sense. I hope you remember to take multivitamin and D daily. My dad had heart disease, didn't take vitamins and vitamin deficient everytime he was hospitalized.

Thelma....No rain yet although cloudy today. I have antenna and wifi tv. My regular stations are antenna. Netflix, etc are wifi. Sorry about the snow. My east coast family got it bad on Thursday. It took 3 hours to drive home that usually takes 30 minutes. It was okay there on Friday.

I doubt pain remedies mentioned will help me. No problem with legs/knees after taking dehydration medication today.. I had third gastro attack last night. The first was on left side at work and brief. Last two were on right side. Last night's was the worst. It started on front right side when I was picking up rx at Sam's club. I thought it was due to skipping lunch and ate some peanut butter crackers and baked fish when I got home. Took med gastro prescribed that is used for IBS, kidney stones, gallbladder, etc., which didn't help. Pain spread to back right side under ribs. I used lidocaine gel, heating pad and took a little codeine cough med twice. Slept little. Since last two attacks occurred after being in pool two hours, I figured attacks could be from dehydration. I haven't been taking dehydration medication. Took the med after eating oatmeal for breakfast and feel a little better and slept more. Pain returned this afternoon, and less since drinking coconut water and eating dinner. I will discuss attacks and prescribed med not working with gastro this week.

Jury duty notice for December 17th arrived today. I usually get one every 3 years. My last notice was a year ago. I think they sent notice this year bc I am 69. I can excuse myself at 70. Anyway, I need to figure out which doctor to give notice to so I can be excused. I can't take bus two hours each way to downtown courthouse with these attacks.

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I think it was gray granny that ask about the products you can use for pain. The Deep Relief comes from Young Living. My daughter gets it for me for $28. Her & hubby both use it for joint pain. The CBD cream is made from the part of the Mj plant that does not cause you to get high. It comes from a company called Lionz share. My grandson gets it for me but I have seen it on line. Not sure what state you are in but grandson lives in California.

I may qualify for some help with my meds. I have to apply & see.

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Lois, your granddaughter looks delighted. How wonderful to be able to spend time like this with her. I remember well sitting in teeny tiny chairs at teeny tiny tables when I taught kindergarten. I could not do it now.

Oh, Jo Ann, I am so sorry to hear about your briefcase. I remember having my credit card hacked just before I was due to leave for Budapest. Since the bank was local I was able to get a new card before I left so I had it with me.

I use the essential oil blend Deep Blue from doTERRA oils. It has a lot of Blue Tansy in it if you want a pure oil and not a blend. You can order doTERRA products on line and I am willing to help if you have questions.

Looks like I need to get some extra vitamin D and start regularly taking my multivitamins. I have been lax in taking them.

I am short some quarters so not able to get medicare. The Government of Guam said we did not need it because they have their own. Now they are sorry.

I am feeling better but still under the weather. I think this is a different strain than I had several weeks ago. I am not planning to go to church tomorrow.

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Karen...with the help of lady at Commission on Aging she found a Part D plan that saved me over $200 also...then to top that off we qualify for help from Medicare to pay our premiums. She asked DH if he made more than a certain amount this year...I am thinking to myself, "My goodness, he never made more than that when employed" We will meet again with someone at same place to help us to fill out forms,
Jane, hope you are feeling much better now. My DH has had a terrible cold, just now getting over it. If I am to get it then should be hitting soon since they say 7-10 days. I take D3 along with Airborne so hoping that helps. Lois...what an adorable picture!!! I am so very glad you are now able to enjoy all the special days with your grandbabies
JoAnn, sorry to hear so much going on right now with you. Don't beat yourself up...it happens to alot of us.....our brains have gathered so much over the years it is like our computers...our data is overloaded and does not work as it did when it was new/younger.
Tee....pain is no fun at all...I wish you to be dealing with this less and less. Have the rains you had mentioned for areas out there in need come around yet?? I only get "free TV" which comes only from air signal after getting rid of Dish Network so very little to no news do we see. Only what comes up on home page here on pc is what I see is going on. What little I see sometimes is very upsetting so I don't miss all the stations we use to get at all....Maybe I missed out somewhere along the line but what is this CBD you ladies speak of? Is it something over the counter? And the essential oil for pain, where do you get it?
Spent all morning shoveling the snow we got yesterday. The predicted 1-2, then 2-4" ended up being 7 1/2" here and the rain added to it made it a very heavy snow to move. I noticed it had a blue tint in some places ...this is one explanation I found..." What causes the blue color that sometimes appears in snow and ice? As with water, this color is caused by the absorption of both red and yellow light (leaving light at the blue end of the visible light spectrum). ... As this light travels into the snow or ice, the ice grains scatter a large amount of light."...Once after a Thunder Snow Storm the blue was beautiful in the crevices of the snow.
The reason we got more snow than predicted is that it never turned over to the ice storm that was predicted...so, guess the snow was a blessing since rather deal with it then ice any day. Well, arms are achy and very tiresome day so hitting the hay. Have a wonderful weekend Grandmother's

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Tee... Dr. Becker ( my TV doctor) says Vitamin D levels need to be 50 or higher. I have never got mine out of the 30's. Do you get your level tested?

The social worker at the Council on Aging was so helpful. She helped me to get signed up for a new Part D plan that will save me $200. She had a sign on her wall that is worth repeating.

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Jane...Glad you went to clinic and got medication. Feel better.

Lois...Sweet pix with your grand. I miss not being able to attend school things with mine.

JoAnn...I hope buying small turkey works better. Restaurant was ran out of thanksgiving fixings last time I went out to eat. I use cooking bag. Small turkey cooks in
1 1/2- 2 hours, which gives me plenty of time to do other things around the house.

Karen...Glad soup was good. Good luck choosing a new Medicare plan. You really need to take D-3 daily since it takes time to increase level. D-3 decreases depression, increases energy and immune function( fights colds, cancer,etc). I put tumeric in my food daily. It needs to be used with OIL and black pepper to work properly. Make sure both is ingredients are in capsules you take. I add turmeric to my breakfast veggie omelet and dinner.
My inflammation level is low, but arthritis still around. I will look into deep relief. My sister gave me holistic pain gel that burns. I can't take burning

I received email from pulmonary office that they faxed mask order to supplier yesterday and expect a call from them to go in for fitting. I answered phone this morning thinking it was supplier. It was an automated call for health insurance.

I am only sleeping 4-5 hours a night and don't understand why, but sure this is why I am experiencing pain.

My east coast family is snowed in. Looks like rain here.





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I have an appointment this afternoon to see if I should change my Medicare plans. It has been several years since the ladies at senior center have helped me with it & they say it is time. I appreciate their help.

Joanne.. Things like travel do get harder as we age. Better safe as sorry.

Jane.. Good to get some medication since symptoms seem to be lingering. I will try to remember to take my vitamin d everyday. I have a bottle of 7000 .

Lois..Great memory in that picture. I enjoyed going to the great grandkids school events. I know what you mean about those little chairs. I use to work at Head Start preschool. It was always fun to have the adults visit. It meant a lot to the kids.

Tee... I am not sure what to tell you about the CBD cream and arthritis. I think it does. I do know that curcumin/turmeric pills have helped my knee arthritis. If you try it be sure to get the one with the pepper listed on bottle. When I run out the knee starts to hurt again. My son in law has arthritis & says the essential oil called DEEP RELIEF really helps him. I have tried it with success too.

The soup was pretty good so I will post the recipe.


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What an adorable picture Lois. That looks like so much fun.
Tee, I think I will do what you are doing and just buy the smallest turkey I can find and prepare our Thanksgiving dinner here at the house instead of going out to eat. I can plug in our little chest freezer and freeze some of the leftovers.
Jane, I hope you continue to feel better. My throat is getting scratchy and I am going to increase my vit. D.
We did a foolish thing and left our briefcase in the hotel. So since we have returned home we have been canceling our two credit cards and ordering new ones and went to the banks to change one account and order all new checks and change one account. I have to have my direct deposit changed. The briefcase will be mailed to us from the hotel and I will shred all the old checks. emoticon The kids are all wondering why we suddenly can't make it to CA. We have talked with two of them and explained, sent messages to the others. God is good, we are safe just too careless right now.
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Moved here 8 months ago to live near the little grands.....yesterday was our first "Thanksgiving lunch with the grandparents" day at the 5 yr olds school.......Oh, what a treat....never seen SO MANY grandparents in one room......which was wonderful. Our little "turkey" joined us at the table. We had our teeny tiny plastic fork and spoon with our teeny tiny paper napkin. Thankfully we didn't have to sit at the teeny tiny table with the teeny tiny chairs. We were given a pancake size slice of ham served to us.......Hmmm, thinking hard how to eat it.....tore it into pieces and ate it like a finger food emoticon

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I got my washer fixed. The man had trouble hearing me and I finally told him to stay where he was and I would come to him. He was just about where I expected which was beyond the road he needed to take to come into my housing area.

I finally went to see a doctor today. My primary doctor was not available so I called this morning and went into what the clinic calls urgent care. I now have an antibiotic, something for the common cold and a cough slyrp with codeine. I am still aching but the nose is not as runny and my throat does not hurt. Because of all the other medication I take I hesitate taking over the counter things and explained this to the doctor.

Tee, it is fun to run across someone who lives or has lived where you have been in the past. I have three canes. I keep an extra one in my car incase I forget to bring one out with me when I get in the car.

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Jane...Runny nose, sore throat and cough going around here. My friends have had the symptoms for two weeks. Went thru the same thing here last year around this time. Doctors recommend increasing amount of Vitamin D-3 you take daily when this happens. D-3 helps immune system fight it off better than vit c. We thought they were individual pizza and didn't think of getting half and half. I didn't eat broccoli or cauliflower in childhood. Feel better soon.

Karen...Sorry about the bad weather and arthritis. Good to read you are making the most of your indoor time. I am looking forward to hearing how the soup turns out. Does CBD cream relieve arthritis pain? I have arthritis in knee that was operated on twice. Arthritis is from the surgery. I didn't have any arthritis in knee before surgery. It showed up afterwards. . The meniscus is torn again that causes my knee to slide sideways and catch/lock up. My pt is good at manipulating knee and freeing it. I am sure a chiro can do the same. Wearing an elastic knee brace can help too. I was happy to read you keep cane nearby. I have a cane in very room and my car since I never know when my knee will go. A friend that visited me at home asked if I collected canes. LOL

I bought the turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, cranberries, string beans and gravy tonight. I bought the smallest turkey I could find...12 lbs, which is enough for me and neighbors with leftovers. No room in my freezer for other food. So, I will end up eating a lot of fish and turkey burgers until after Thanksgiving.

A woman in the market asked me a question and asked if I was from NY when I answered. I said yes. To make a long story short, she lived in my neighborhood, went to my church, etc. It was great to discuss old neighborhood. We exchanged phone numbers and plan to meet again.



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I think we must have freezing rain & ice covered roads so I am staying put. I need to load my car up with my donations to thrift store but can do that another day. I plan to drop them off on Monday.

I used the tornado thing to get lint out of my dryer last night so will do some laundry today to see if it worked. I did get lots of lint so guess it needed to be done.

My other goal is to get that soup made & then will post recipe if it is as tasty as it looks!

Tee.. I think the CBD cream really does help my muscle pain. My grandson got it for me but I think it cost about $30. for a small 1 oz.container. My left knee has been locking up during the night so I guess my arthritis is getting worse. I am keeping my cane near me just in case I need it. Your recipe sounds pretty much like mine & it is really good!

Jane.. I picked up a natural cough medicine so when the cough comes I will have it. Since I am on prescription meds I thought it might be safer. Hope you are feeling better!

Joanne.. At least you got to enjoy the stay at Portland. What I remember most about my stay in Portland was the huge book store. Think it was an entire city block. I Ioved it.

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Jo Ann, I am so sorry your truck broke down on you. Portland hotels are nice but also expensive compared to other places.

Tee, you could have gotten a half and half pizza. Your side would have been veggies and your daughterís bbq.

I donít remember cauliflower as a child either. Same with broccoli.

Some reading I have done talked about the Navajo Code Talkers who were told not to go back and talk about what they had done because the government wanted it kept a secret. In their culture when they came back after battles it was talked about with the older leaders of the tribe which allowed them to understand and accept what had happened. The Code Talkers did not have that type of help.

Nose running, coughing and sore throat. Uuugggghhhh

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JoAnn....I am sorry the truck broke down in Portland and you had to return to WA. I am glad you enjoyed your stay at the hotel. It is a good idea to come here in Feb for your daughter's wedding.

Jane....Sorry you don't feel well. My eldest daughter and I wanted to try Ca Pizza Kitchen cauliflower pizza, but it only came in regular pizza size and we couldn't agree on the toppings. My daughter wanted bbq, which I dislike. I wanted veggies.

Karen.....I have lidocaine gel to rub on, which helps some. The gel is only 2% lidocaine, which is only type Medicare pays for. My friend gave me 5% lidocaine patches, which work much better. We were talking about CBD at work the other day. is it expensive? Does it really work? My boss and I have considered trying it. I watched This is Us yesterday. This season doesn't seem as good as last year.

I never liked cauliflower until I came across easy recipe on fb. Place washed, cut and drained cauliflower pieces in ziploc bag. Add two tablespoons of olive oil, spices you like, grated cheese and seasoned or plain breadcrumbs. ( I add half the ingredients to half cauliflower pieces if cauliflower is large. Then, put rest of cauliflower pieces in bag and add remainder of ingredients before closing bag and shaking.) Close bag and shake. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet and roast at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes until lightly brown and easily pierced with fork. Turn have way thru roasting. I add turmeric, and flaxseed to mixture. Recipe is so fast and easy, I make it weekly.

I slept well last night. Woke feeling good. No leg pain, etc until I went outdoors. As soon as I stepped outside my apt, my leg started aching. It was damp here which could have been the cause. My nose ran like crazy all day. I was cold at work and wore sweater, which is unusual for me. I am usually hot. Took nighttime cold medication tonight due to sneezing and other nasal symptoms and heading to bed. My body requires 7-8 hours of sleep to feel good.

Radio and tv announced it is a week until Thanksgiving. That was news to me. I used to know and plan ahead for each holiday, This year I don't know which end is up. I haven't even thought of purchasing a turkey since stores did advertised them until today. I don't have family and cook for me and neighbors and better decide where to purchase turkey on way home from work tomorrow.



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I have to catch up on the posts but wanted to give you the update on me.
We left our home in WA state Sunday morning in our truck pulling our fifth wheel on our way to southern Calif. , when we got to 205 just outside of Portland, WA our truck broke down. It was sending smoke with water vapor and making a very loud clanging noise. My DH got the truck pulled over to the side of the freeway and we called AAA for a tow to the nearest dealer. Our truck is a diesel and after they diagnosed it we were told it was a fuel injector failure and we had it repaired. We stayed in a nice hotel in Portland for two days and decided that the healthiest and safest thing for us to do was drive back home to WA state. Our plans are to travel to southern CA in February and we will be their in time for our daughters wedding.

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I have a great recipe for cauliflower fixed in oven with a little olive oil & I believe rosemary. We never had cauliflower when I was a kid & it is now one of my favorite veggies.

Tee.. I think back to all the years I had very little pain & realize I did not really appreciate being pain free. I am so sorry you had such a bad night. Sleep is so important & thanks to medication I get a good 9 hours on most nights. I use lots of rubs on my legs & neck. Would rubs help you? I put it on my neck & it seems to help my legs feel better. I use CBD cream & essential oils.

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Tee, I had the pizza at California Pizza Kitchen with the Monday Lunch Bunch.

Our men who came back from WWII and the Korean conflict were to have a stiff upper lip and not talk about what had happened. It is the wars after Nam that people admitted and recognized what the people were put through.

I am not sure what has happened but my nose is congested again and I have a whopping back and headache.

Glad your Nemis is leaving you alone Tee.

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