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SHOPAHOLICS ONE DAY AT A TIME (MONDAY, AUGUST 7)

Hi Everyone!

 

Day 2 of the severe storm watch with tornado watch. We got fairly lucky yesterday afternoon and evening. The southwest of the city got hid the hardest and still has power outages and trees down. Today is forecasted to be worse and then rain most of the week. That should be good for the gardens.

 

The hubby discovered a wasp nest in one of our large lilly planters. UGH!!! We're trying to get rid of them but the nest must be large and below the surface. This is the first time we have had a problem since using the dynatraps. Fingers crossed that we get it under control and then that planter going in the trash. 

 

I did start on the decluttering some Christmas ornaments and storing them in the ornaments cubes. What a difference in space. It was also a rather quick no fuss project which was perfect for a Sunday afternoon. I decluttered some of the items on the cube storage wall in the hubby's office on Friday. It's nice to see the empty slots.Some times I just need to jump from one spot to the other so I don't get overwhelmed or while I have the idea in my head. it will be nice when it's all done. LOL

 

Stay safe from all these storms.

 

Have a good afternoon/evening.

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Good Evening and thanks for getting us started, Fressa.  Hope your area dodged the severe storms again today.  DD told me that they were expecting them in SC, and she was concerned since she couldn't pick up her dog from the vets (after teeth cleaning) until 3:30.  Her DH said he would drive her there since he has a lot of experience driving in poor weather.  I understand the DC area (where I lived for most of my life) was under tornado and severe storm warnings as well.  Yikes!

 

We had some fairly strong thunderstorms yesterday evening, but no damage as far as I can tell.  We did get a little water, which is a blessing.  

 

Sorry about the wasps and your and your DH's health.  Hope both of you are better soon.  

 

Good work on the decluttering. 

 

The neighborhood bookclub leader dissolved the club since it was difficult to plan, etc.  Sorry to see that end, but I can understand.

 

I had two good hospice visits today -- my "regular" patient who loved having me put on the hand cream I bought (used the Beekman unscented because I thought it would be gentle).  And, "my" new patient is very nice and doesn't have memory problems.  She is bedbound, but seems to be adjusting well.  Turns out that she used to do a lot of sewing, and her needlework was on display. 

 

I continue to try to declutter and reduce the amount of "stuff" I have here, but it is a slow process.

 

Ms. Gigi and I had a nice walk this morning.

 

Waves to Fressa, Bernie, Glenda, Susan, and all of our posters and readers.

 

Hugs,

 

Linda

 

P.S. I was driving to the assisted living facility when a car came out of a side street and turned into the wrong side of the street (there are two lanes on each side).  Fortunately, he/she turned into the left northbound lane, and I was in the right lane, but I blasted the horn just in case they didn't realize that they were going the wrong way.  Frightening. 

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LindaLatte---Glad your hospice visits went well. What a "shock" with that near miss of an accident. You have to shake your head how these drivers got a license. 

 

We received lots of rain but no tornado or really high winds. The south section of the city still seems to be the target for this round of storms. The hubby said that 2 of his co-workers are still out with no power and trees down in their area. Today's forecast is free of rain and just mild winds. More rain for the remainder of the week.

 

Sorry the book club is dissolving but scheduling can be a hassel.Glad you got to walk Gigi again. She sure is a lucky dog.

 

I watched part of D&C with Jayne this morning. I caved and ordered the Active Duo stretch leggins on sale. It's my favorite blend because it supports my leg so well. This rainy weather reminded me when I had on a different blend. I was tempted with 2 tops but so far I've resisted. I'll have to disctract myself with some chore this afternoon.

 

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Good Evening!  Hope your area is still okay, Fressa.  We had quite a thunderstorm this afternoon -- rain was really coming down for a couple of hours plus.  We certainly need the rain, but it was so intense that I decided to use an exercise DVD at home rather than go to the gym.  I was all dressed and ready, but didn't want to have any problems driving to and from.  The power and AC is still on, thank goodness.

 

Hope you enjoy your new leggings.  Nice that you found them on sale.  Of course, I had to take a look, but they were out of my size.  Not that I need any leggings, but....

 

The senior lunch program went pretty well today.  My partner seemed sad/tired, and I found out that a lady she worked with (a previous volunteer job) had committed suicide, and my buddy couldn't get it out of her mind.  Apparently, the lady had been depressed after the death of her husband.  Very upsetting.

 

There were several nice people there today, and the funny thing is that one couple left a "tip" ($1) on the table when they left -- first time for everything. My boss said they were probably happy with my service. LOL Naturally, I put it in the contribution box.  

 

I think I may be getting another hospice patient who is in an assisted living facility and feeling quite lonely.  Another volunteer is seeing her once a week, but the volunteer coordinator thinks she would be very happy to have visits twice a week if we can work it out.

 

Waves to Fressa, Bernie, Glenda, Susan, and all of our posters and readers.

 

Sleep well everyone.

 

Hugs,

 

Linda

 

 

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LindaLatte--That's sad about your senior lunch partner. That would be a shock. 

Wasn't that nice that someone left a tip!  There are still kind people who appreciate the gifts given by others.

Good luck with the additional hospice patient if it happens. It must be a bit better if they are more aware of the visit. It has to boost their spirits. 

 

I don't like driving in storms especially when there's ice or strong winds. I remember driving home from work and the road was just covered with water running from the overflow sides., It was a side road in the suburbs. Before I knew it, a wall of water up to the hood  around my car. I had the Subaru station wagon then and it plowed thru. I just kept going at a alow pace becaue I could see the clear road at the end. Scared me

 

I received the Scrub Daddy sponge and cream cleaner. They show demos of it being used for stainless steel pots and ceramic tile in the bathroom.  Two of my cleaning challenges as I'm not happy with anything that I'm using currently. I think I finally have found what will work for both and at a reasonable cost. Honestly.....I'm happy about finding Scrub Mommy as I am about my leggings. LOL

 

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Good Evening!  Glad you are happy with your Scrub Daddy sponge and cream cleaner, Fressa.

 

I considered the TSV, but decided not to order since I don't often wear blazers now that I am retired.  I usually dress up a bit for church, some of my volunteer jobs, parties, etc., but I already have two of Susan's nice blazers as well as a Linea one.  I hope any of you who ordered one like it very much.

 

Yesterday it was very buggy and muggy when I took my walk.  There were large puddles, and the flying insects (I have read that they are flying termites, but don't cause problems like regular termites) tend to swarm when that happens.  They don't bite, but they can get into your hair, ears, nose, eyes, etc.  No fun.

 

The "newcomers" showing of Mama Mia (the old film) at a local theater yesterday was a lot of fun.  Some ladies dressed like hippies, etc. and there was an opportunity for dancing (hear your seat since the aisles were not large).  I thought the group had rented out the whole theater, but it turned out that it was only one of the rooms.  There were a lot of people who came to see Barbie in a different theater, and many were wearing pink.  Pretty festive.

 

I managed to make it to the grocery stores and Walmart (before and after the movie), and I found a tumbler for one of my hospice patients.  She has one, but it isn't insulated so the water gets too warm.

 

Today I spent a bunch of time at the hospice office (filing, etc.), and picked up supplies that I will deliver tomorrow after I visit my new patient.  I also went to the gym, and several of my buddies were there.

 

Waves to Fressa, Bernie, Glenda, Susan, and all of our posters and readers.

 

Sleep well everyone!

 

Hugs,

 

Linda

 

P.S. My DH passed away five years ago today.  Hard to believe it has been that long.  

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LindaLatte---Sounds like you had a good time at the Mamma Mia movie. I really liked that one and thought it was well cast. The sequal was okay but never as good as the original.IMO

 

Sending you kind thoughts on your loss anniversary.  

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Good Afternoon/Evening!  Very cloudy out with rain expected soon.  Only expecting a high of 93 degrees, which I guess is closer to normal for this time of the year.

 

Gigi did very well on our walk this morning, and I am planning to walk her again on Monday.  My "new" hospice patient was very nice, but I am a little concerned that she will be disappointed if her daughter doesn't come here for her birthday on Monday.  The other volunteer will be there with a cupcake, and it is possible that the hospice chaplain will be as well.  So at least she will have some recognition if her daughter doesn't make it.

 

I delivered the supplies this morning and did a little filing at the hospice office.

 

Nothing exciting planned for the rest of the day. 

 

Waves to Fressa, Bernie, Glenda, Susan, and all of our posters and readers.

 

Sleep well everyone.

 

Hugs,

 

Linda

 

 

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Hello ladies, I know that Bernie often posts in this thread, but have not seen a post from her since 8/6/23. Wondered if anyone knows if she is ok? Thanks.

@Bird mama

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Wish that I could say that all is well with Bernie, but I don't have any information.  I know she was having trouble logging in to the site for several days, and perhaps that problem has returned.  Hopefully, she will be back posting soon.