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Re: Reformed Shopaholics week of May 16

Hope it wasn't as hot today, and you got the chores that you wanted to do completed, Claudia.  Sorry about R's indigestion, but happy to hear that he was willing to part with some of his excess.  At least the cat tree was fully assembled.  I would have trouble carrying up the stairs.  When I get 40 pounds of salt for my water softener, I put it in the wheelbarrow when I take it out of the car.  I really need to work on upper body strength.

 

Hope you do not have too many problems with the infusion, Barbara.  Sounds like you have a big organizing job when you get to MN.  That is something DD would enjoy doing, but it doesn't appeal too me that much. 

 

The picnic was very nice.  I love the location, and the ladies seemed nice.  The picnic tables were undercover -- just open at the sides, and it wasn't too hot.  The organizer had casts on both arms (not sure cast is the right word, but...)  Anyway, she had fallen over when walking her dog, and had to have a caregiver help with bathing, etc. for a week.  I think her daughter flew in to help her as well, plus some friends.  She appears to be at least my age, and is thin, short, and has osteoporosis.  

 

Another lady brought her dog who was a cutie, and several ladies were passing around their phone pictures of their dogs.  

 

One of the ladies volunteers (or used to volunteer pre-COVID) down at the Tubac Presidio, and she told us some history of the area. 

 

We didn't wear masks, but were outdoors and pretty well socially distanced.  Plus, I think everyone had their vaccines.  They are considering having future picnics there over the summer.  

 

I decided I wanted to pick up an iced tea from Mc Donald's which was on my way home.  I hadn't been to their drive through ever, and ended up going in to the restaurant when I couldn't figure out how to enter the drive through.  Only one other guy in there, and the staff  was behind plastic screens, etc.  I just carried out the tea in any case  Hope to figure out the drive through at some point, but this was okay.

 

Hope both of you and your husbands have a nice evening and sleep well.

 

Hugs,

 

Linda

 

 

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Re: Reformed Shopaholics week of May 16

Barbara, I'm very glad to hear you are having more good days than bad. Fingers crossed for M's organizing. I try to get things for donation out of the house asap. No time for second guessing decisions.

 

It sounds like you had a nice picnic lunch, Linda. Our local McDonald's has not reopened for inside ordering/dining yet.

 

When taking the cat tree/scratching post upstairs I  rolled it. Something Adam showed me to do with nightstands or small chests of drawers. No problem as long as I took my time. Now 30 pounds of pet food is another story. The dog food I lift step by step to get into the house.

 

That poor organizer. One arm is bad enough. 

 

I have hopes of getting R to make some decisions on the number of tee shirts he has stuffed in drawers. I got 2 more pairs of his boots in the sun porch cupboard.

 

It was another very hot day. I did get the back yard mowed and it took forever. -uneven ground and a slight slope up to the house combined with my slow speed. It's done now at least until next week. I also did some weeding.

 

Your not being able to figure out McDonald's drive through reminded me of our drive to KY to get Tippy. One place we stopped for food we couldn't find any way to enter and finally gave up.

 

I plan to make another attempt to get to bed early. One of these days ill manage it. R has pt tomorrow plus I want to drop scrap metal off and fill the tank for the gas grill.

 

Have a nice evening.

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Re: Reformed Shopaholics week of May 16

Good afternoon..I am having issues with my head from the infusion..My head was bad enough that my vision was blurry and I was dizzy. So I did take a big pain pill and I am my re functional now after sleeping for a bit.

 

I had an early morning urologist appt. This is the one that I have insurance issues with, so theybdsaid it wouod be self pay. Arghhh..I got a customer rep on the phone and it turns out they had my old info. I'm really liked the dr I saw...so hope this works out.

 

v had a stress test today, which he survived. We are both tired of driving visits, but need to get things wrapped up

 

other thN the medical front, I have nothing to report.

 

Linda..glad you enjoyed the picnic yesterday. I rarely go to McDonald's but some of those Drive through scan be tricky.


Claudia..m got her new ergonomic desk chair yesterday and I suggested she and syd roll it upstors which worked well. I slide almost everything down the stairs .,I can get things up but not down.

 

I am going to wish you a good afternoon and evening while I can still see.

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Hope you got some rest last night, Claudia.  Interesting about rolling things up the stairs.  I'm glad I don't have any stairs to worry about here.  One less issue for me.  Going to restaurants in other areas can be tricky.  DH and I tried to go to the same restaurant on two trips between Maryland and here, and it was closed both times.  The GPS didn't catch that problem, and we forgot.  Not fun.

 

Interesting about the McDonald's in your area.  I noticed today that many people were still wearing masks in the grocery store despite it being optional.  That is fine with me.

 

Hope your weather was a bit cooler today.  It was pretty hot here, but not too bad.  It is supposed to be cooler tomorrow with a predicted high of 85 degrees.

 

Sorry you had head issues after your infusion, Barbara.  Hope your vision is better soon.  What a mess with the insurance and urologist.  At least you liked the doctor, and V made it through his stress test.

 

I swore off McDonald's a while back, but they did okay with plain iced tea and lemon.  And, the price was right.

 

DD said DGD seemed to do okay with her breathing machine last night.  Not sure if I mentioned it, but DD is taking a belly dancing class which she had this evening.  She enjoyed the first class last week, but said it was difficult.  And, she is loving her interior decorating class.  

 

I did my hospice deliveries (no problems), and will be doing the mailings in a little while.  .

 

Hope both of  you and your husbands have a nice evening and sleep well.

 

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Linda

 

 

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Barbara, I'm sorry about your head issues. I hope you soon feel better.  It's good you have all the doctor visits done for a while.

 

When you mentioned sliding things down the stairs it brought up a memory. R tends to try to slide things down the stairs. This time it was an old door. What could possibly go wrong on a narrow enclosed stairway? He laid it flat and started sliding. It got stuck with us on the wrong end. R suggested I slide down the door and call for help. Fortunately there were a few inches on one side where I could stand and turn the door on its side which was about an inch thick. It easily slid down the rest of the steps. R is no longer allowed to slide things down the steps until I take a look.

 

Another very hot day here. It was over 90°. R had his pt and I picked up a few things at the store be fore we filled the propane tanks for the grill -one and a spare. We also dropped off scrap metal he had in the garage. Now if he'll just go through what is in the cellar.

 

Linda, from what you've said about your DD, I'm not surprised she loved her interior decorating class. I'm glad your DGD did okay with her breathing machine last night.

 

R said he no longer has to wear a mask at pt.

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It is a nice day here..only 88 and 84 for tomorrow, I want to get the carport and walkway washed down..they are grungy after the street work.  My head is better but my vision is still impacted a bit. 

I stopped by my pedicure place and talked to the owner..she is going to do mine from now on and will,comp me for 2. She had let go the girl who did it so I would guess I was not the only one.

 

some friends came and sanded the door down last night..it is better, but I think it needs more so they will come back. We have helpful folks here.

 

Linda..belly dancing wouod be fun and it is harder than it looks. Glad dd is enjoying her classes. Good your hospice stuff went well.

 

Claudia..it is hot and humid in Mn because m decided to turn on the ac.Glad r does not have to wear a mask for pt. V has trouble breathing with it on but we are not giving them up yet.

 

I am going to stop..hope my vision is better tomorrow.

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Fingers crossed your vision is better tomorrow, Barbara. We still wear a mask as needed. It isn't easy for R with his copd. It's to bad there were problems with your pedicure.

 

After R's acupuncture we vacuumed the car. It's not perfect but most of the Gt. Pyrenees fur is gone. We had an early fish dinner. The dogs appreciated leftovers.

 

It was another 90° day here. Tomorrow the local Marine Corps league is having a picnic. R is a life member but hasn't participated in a long time. He suspects the building will be placed for sale as there are no new younger members.

 

We will be home in time to watch Jamie's online musical. Hopefully it doesn't slip my mind.

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Hotter in PA than Arizona -- weird.  The sun came out after a very cloudy morning, but it only made it up to 85 degrees today.  Very windy, however.  My neighbor's tree (I think it is a Palo Verde) had tons of small yellow flowers.  Many of the flowers have blown over to my yard and front porch.  Sweeping only helps for a few minutes.  I really need to clean and vacuum my car, Claudia.  Maybe tomorrow.  Glad you got that done.

 

Sorry about your vision problem, Barbara.  Glad the salon owner is taking care of the problem employee, but sorry you had trouble with your pedicure. Glad your friends helped with sanding the door.

 

I don't think many places around here require masks, but I thought health facilities did.  Glad R is able to forgo his during PT, Claudia.  I think that happens with some veterans organizations -- younger vets don't seem to join in large numbers.  

 

Bev and I had a nice time at Culver's, but neither of us felt like having a meal, so just had a small dish of ice cream.  We ate outdoors since the restaurant seemed to be more crowded than the last time.  Anyway, I have enough on my gift card to have a sandwich or something.  Maybe I will pick up dinner one evening.  

 

Really no vegetarian offerings, and the cholesterol and fat contents of many items is very high.  But, I have decided one time would be okay.  Leaning toward the fried cod since I love it.

 

Bev was telling me one of her friends/neighbors refuses to get the vaccine, and doesn't wear masks.  She asked her oncologist who said that cannot be since she will be immunocompromised when she starts chemo. So, she plans to have a serious talk with her friend.

 

We agreed that it is difficult to trust that all the people not wearing masks are fully vaccinated.  And, our recreation department has stated that no one can even ask if someone has been vaccinated or require mask wearing.  I don't think I will be going to the gym any time soon since I just don't feel safe under the circumstances.

 

I am happy that Bev has decided what to do about the chemo, and is comfortable with her decision.  She doesn't think that surgery will happen (remove the kidney), but hopes the chemo will give her a little more time.

 

Hope both of you and your husbands have a nice evening and sleep well.

 

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Linda

 

 

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Good afternoon..we are finishing up small projects like washing out the car port. V managed to do it...I forget that he is more able than I think he is. I have the oven racks soaking in the bath tub. 

My eyes remain wonky for close work so I decided to wind some yarn. It us a tedious job more so, because I do not have a winder. Yikes


Sydnie was accepted fro post secondary at the U of M. She can take college courses for free andcearn credits.she wants to get her freshman year basics done. My great nephew is just graduating and he is going to attend Lehigh university vas an incoming sophomore. M is worried that she has too much on her plate, because she will continue sports and her offices in Naational Honir Society. She is quite ambitious.

 

I had the house open until about 15 minutes ago, I am on an antibiotic that I have to restrict my time I the sun.

 

Hope you are both having a nice day. 

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  Good Afternoon/Evening!  Sorry your eyes are still bothering you, Barbara.  Glad V could clean out the carport.  

 

Congratulations to Syd.  It will be a challenge, but from what you have said I think she is one who enjoys challenges .  

 

Our weather is okay temperature wise, but very, very windy.  Hope it isn't like this tomorrow since you really feel the wind at church outdoors on the patio.  If it is too bad, I may just watch the service on the computer.

 

Hope all is well with you, R, and your furbabies, Claudia.

 

My Don Aslett rug arrived, and I'm very happy with it -- large and nice.  

 

Very quiet here, but that is okay.  I managed to clean the car a little (windshield, etc.) plus vacuum it.  That was a much needed chore since there were lots of tiny pieces of cardboard leftover from my hospice supplies.  It was getting embarrassing, but I haven't decided to go back to the carwash just yet.  Baby steps for me to get back to more normal.

 

Hope both of you and your husbands have a nice evening and sleep well.

 

Hugs,

 

Linda