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Hey, MsLomo.......thanks for stopping by.  Yes, I am very aware of falling.  About three years ago, I fell walking out of the front door of our office building.  I had my hands full, and as I opened up the glass door and stepped outside, the rubber mat that is outside, moved and I went flying down on the sidewalk.  I didn't know what was happening; I turned my head to the side to keep from knocking out my teeth.  My left cheekbone hit the pavement.  

 

A lady across the street saw me fall and came over and lifted me up.  By that time, my cheekbone was starting to swell up.  I had to go to emergency.  Luckily.......nothing was fractured but the left side of my face was swollen up to twice the normal size.  I looked like Charles Laughton in that movie, the Hunchback of Notre Dame.  It was awful.  

 

BTW.......I do remember that you and your neighbor used to walk just about every day.  I know that you miss her.  Speaking of friends, Simone sent me a text today.  She is doing well and just spending time with her family.  She has a backyard project---having a home/office built.  Apparently, she has a lot of space.  I know that it will be furnished beautifully, as she always has a flair for the unusual.  She said that she is off to TJMaxx. 

 

I haven't done any shopping at all.  I just got gas this morning, and went into the post office for stamps, and the man in front of me was complaining because his package wasn't there, although he didn't have a tracking number, etc.   He stood there for at ten minutes arguing with the postal worker.  I felt sorry for her because there isn't anything that she could do.  He finally left in a huff.  By that time.......I was annoyed.

 

Hello, Snappy.  I hope that you are doing well and in not much pain.  Remember Dr. Eye Candy?  Those were the days.  I am so happy that your daughter is with you.  I guess that you can look after each other.

 

Hello, Bathina, Selah, Rowan, Agnes, QAnu, Lurky and Delaney.  Hi, Hilo......I hope that you are doing okay.

 

Hi, Cute........we miss you.  You always used to stop by to tell us about Daylight Savings Time.  Hope that you are doing okay.

 

Take care, everyone.  Until next time.........

 

 

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Hello, MsLomo.......how are you doing?  Hope that everything is okay with you and you are still keeping your balance and healing nicely.  I am trying to be careful, too. 

 

You won't believe what happened to me at work today.  I got locked in the ladies room.  I had noticed for the last week or so that the door knob was kind of off center when you unlock it to get out of the bathroom.  Well.....today, I unlocked the door and pushed down the lever but it wouldn't open.  The lock wouldn't turn.  I began to panic but luckily, I had my cell phone with me.  I called one of the guys in the office but he didn't answer.  I called another person, and he answered and tried to get me out to no avail.  Finally, he had to use a hammer and chisel to break the lock.  By then my heart was beating very fast.  Don't we have enough stuff to worry about???

 

Otherwise, things are okay in my neck of the woods.  The weather has been really nice with no chance of rain.  It is going to be super hot this summer. 

 

Hello, Snappy.......hope that you are doing okay.  I know that it is hard for you to log in, etc. but I hope that you can come back soon to let us know how you and your family are doing.

 

Hello, Cute.....we miss you, too.  Hi, Bathina, Agnes, QAnu, Selah, Delaney, Rowan, Lurky, GardenMama.....hope that everyone is doing okay.    A special hello to Hilo.  How are you doing.  Take care.

 

 

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Issy, nice to see your post. I understand your reaction when you were locked in the bathroom! So uncomfortable. It's like an automatic PANIC reaction. It has happened to me a couple of times -- elevator abruptly stopped between floors when I lived in a highrise apartment. Staring at a solid brick wall and a section of floor and carpet where the elevator should have stopped -- and wanting to jump up and crawl through that section! My palms get sweaty just thinking about it. I'm so glad you were finally able to get help to get out, but trying to reach someone to help had to feel frantic. Yes, we have ENOUGH to worry about, thank you very much! 😟

 

I am glad you're continuing to watch for hazards. I am trying to be conscious of where I'm walking. I am getting much better at not "darting off" impulsively, and I won't wear shoes with soles that stick to ANYthing. 

 

I bought the HSN TS Curtis Stone Dura-Pan Mini Multi Cooker and received it last night. The red is a great color. I'm following the directions to wash it before the first use, but I can't get the underside of the lid apart to wash the heat shield. So, I've appealed to others in another Curtis Stone Mini Multi Cooker thread (in the "Kitchen" section) for advice. I am afraid to force it and break it, but I can't wait to use it. So much better for rice, soup, etc., than dragging out a big pot or pan.  

 

The weather here has been beautiful. I walk a minimum of one mile every other day. My walking buddy is gone, and I miss her terribly. There are other people to walk with, but their focus, as I've discovered, is social interaction. So, when other neighbors pass, everyone stops to gab.This is not in my exercise plan, and I think I've made myself clear on that, hopefully not too rudely. 😬 I'm learning not to accept walking invitations from a "walker-gabber" or someone who needs more than me to talk to while walking! 😞

 

I've had both my Covid shots -- everyone in my family has -- and it's nice to be able to sit and talk -- no masks! YAY! No smeared lipstick! I'm getting to where I don't like the feeling of a mask, especially the fabric ones after I've inserted a filter. Feels like I'm about to need resuscitation. I've learned to use the paper ones. 

 

Oh my, Issy, you mentioned GardenMama. That takes us way back, doesn't it.

 

I'm happy to hear that you are recovering. Lots has happened, and I hope everyone is hanging in. Glad you are!

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Hello, MsLomo......thanks for stopping by to chat.  As far as getting locked in the bathroom.........I did want to panic but I held myself together.  Thank goodness, I brought my purse with me so that I could call for help on my cell phone.  I very seldom leave my purse in the office.  Another friend said that I was lucky.   What if there was a fire or an earthquake.  She is right because the bathroom window is very small (not big enough for me to squeeze thru)  and besides that, it has bars on the window.  

 

I received my first covid shot last Wednesday, and I go back on May 19th for the second shot.  My left arm felt like I had a mosquito bit, and a slight redness but that was it.  Now, I hear that the second shot is usually tougher to tolerate.  I got my shot next door to where I work.  In the beginning, there were lines stretching around the block but now, things seem to be running smoothly.  It only took about five minutes.

 

I must say that I missed coming here to wish Snappy a happy birthday.  I, also, celebrated my birthday on April 27th.  I had a nice birthday.....a special lobster dinner and a cake.  A friend of mine sent me an Ecard with Shaquille O'Neal saying happy birthday to me. (Americangreetings.com)  It freaked me out.  Very cool.

 

So, hello, Snappy Lady.  Hope that you had a nice birthday.  We miss you.  Hello, Cute, Bathina, Hilo, Selah, Agnes, QAnu, Lurky, Rowan, Delaney and all of the wonder people who post here.

 

Cheers.......until next time.

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Hi, Issy,

Wishing you a Belated Happy Birthday! And to Snappy, too! I'm glad you had a nice celebration -- lobster dinner? Oh yes!

 

We all used to be so "on top" of birthdays, and Cute t would post about the time change, too. But this past year ... well, what can I say. Time seems to be whizzing by, but maybe it's because I'm "older" that it feels that way.

 

I'm glad you got your first shot. I got both of mine. After the second one, my arm was more sore than after the first shot, and I had a little dizziness and a weird feeling that my eyeball muscles were sore (weird, I know) when I moved my eyes. Other than that, it was nothing, and I'm very happy I got the shots. I still wear a mask at the grocery store, but I feel calmer in general. Life seems to be more normal these days, thankfully.

 

Thank goodness you brought your purse and phone into the bathroom! I do that, too. I never leave my purse anywhere, not for a second. I remember years ago, my friend told me she left her purse on a chair at a restaurant when she got up for a minute to get something from the salad bar. It was gone when she returned to the table. (That has stuck with me.)

 

I'm glad to wish you a Happy Birthday before too much time goes by!