May 28th, 2020 Daily check-in

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May 28th, 2020 Daily check-in

Post by gaylejackson2 »

Hello friends,

As its after midnight, I am going to start the daily xheck in for May 28th now.

Am very, Very tired tonight-due in part to the 1/2 of a Benadryl tablet & the 2 Valerian capsules I took 2-1/2 hours ago, and also to last night’s fitful sleep as dh had gone away for work again.

I took the Benadryl because the ant bites have turned into tiny, itchy, bright red welts, and more have shown up than what I saw on Monday night.

After my therapy appointment yesterday, I delivered the last mask order to my friend. I found out tonight that her husband is one of the teachers whom I have Substituted for at the Alternative High School. I had a lovely visit with my friend, and I especially enjoyed seeing her beautiful new grandson—and how lovingly she treated her daughter and this sweet child, despite her daughter having gotten pregnant out of wedlock.

Then I went to my dental cleaning, where I waited over 30 minutes for my turn. Lol, I was on the brink of falling asleep when the hygienist finally came to get me. Oh, I was So Pleased!! Both the hygienist and the dentist told me how good my teeth looked, despite me having gone through chemotherapy—I replied that it must have been the 2x daily brushing with the nasty-tasting prescription toothpaste

Ds17 asked me yesterday if he could take our trailer on the mountain to go camping with his friends. He got dh to say yes, but I didn't feel good about it then-perhaps is the worrying part of being a Mom I guess. Tonight dh & I discussed the matter again, and I understood more of ds17’s reasons for wanting to go, plus I know most of the boys and they All except ds17 just graduated from high school, and will be leaving town soon for college or missions. I laid down some ground rules for him pass along to his friends, and I will Definitely be praying like crazy on the night and days that they are gone.

Soo... tomorrow morning, ds17 & I will be driving the trailer up the mountain (here’s where much of the worry & fear comes in) to park it in a favorite spot. Hopefully ds17 won't insist on a spot requiring backing into as I don't back the trailer very well.

Other plans for tomorrow are hopefully knitting while 3 littles are playing at neighbor’s house, mailing a package, picking up a book on hold from library, depositing a check at the bank, calling to make an eye appointment for ds15, and ?? Well whatever else is on my list on the kitchen whiteboard.
Oh my girls will be getting a haircut tomorrow evening by a sweet girl whose family is part of our church congregation-they are excited and I am too.

I took a long walk today, just over a mile, in hopes that my aching muscles would relent a bit and cease their cramping. My thighs are so often icy-cold, and my hands, wrists & hips hurt so bad, especially when I waken in mornings. I also took pain meds today, because I did hurt So Badly today.

I took my girls to see their friends, a brother & sister, today as their family is moving on Friday to Casper, Wyoming. It was a bittersweet visit, but I’m very grateful to their Mom for saying yes to my girls visiting. We took both children little parting gifts, and an extra one to the boy for his birthday last month, and dd9 wrote our address and asked her friend to write-to be penpals. The Mother is Brazilian, and I asked her about the food she had cooking (it looked Very Delicious). I may be attempting to imitate it, especially as that particular meal was gluten-free.

It is after midnight now, and my legs are freezing.. its hard to describe, but its like a pulsing, throbbing, cold-burning painful feeling. The Tramadol that I take REALLY helps to squelch the pain & the strange iciness.

As it is now the 28th, it is also my dearest childhood friend’s birthday. She, like me, is now 45. She has the most Gorgeous Red Hair, which I love so much!! Also, because of her, I named Dd9 so that I could call her Katie. As I haver her cell number, I will send her a birthday text message tomorrow (today).

May you all have a great day today. I love you all, and have been praying for you all too.

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Re: May 28th, 2020 Daily check-in

Post by LogicsHere »

Good morning all.

Not a totally bad day, cloudy, with a chance of a period of rain, but spring temps nearing 70 degrees. But it does look like we will have rain on Friday and Saturday.

I sent a copy of my resume a couple of weeks to apply to become a Contact Tracer here in Westchester and received a call back yesterday. I'd have to pass an assessment test prior to getting hired. They have part-time (20 hrs.) and full-time. I doubt seriously that I'd have any problem passing the test. What I am questioning myself on is, me not really being a phone person, do I really want, if hired, to take on a job that would require me to be on the phone 20 hours a week or so. The money would definitely be a help which I'd be using to help my sister so that I wouldn't be taking from my SS or savings. I just don't know about spending 4 hours a day on a phone. She's giving me a few days to think about it and get back to her. Your thoughts anyone?

After reading Gayle's post, I truly would love to get my hair cut but that's still on hold . . . it's 4 months overdue LOL. While they just started Phase I of the reopening, it will be a while still before they consider hair salons.

I also did the Brain Health seminar yesterday and it really wasn't bad doing it online. The one thing that will come out of this pandemic is that they will probably do a lot more of these types of things and working from home than previously.

I haven't worked on a coloring page at all this week so I think I will start a new one today. I'll be reading a few more chapters in my book (it's an 8 story novella so longer to read than the average book), do a logic problem or two and play some computer games.

Dinner tonight is a burrito and a salad.

May 28th has been identified as "Amnesty International Day" recognizing the need to protect human rights around the world. The Amnesty International organization strives to accomplish these goals by providing awareness and recognition of the issues. They work to publicize local and regional problems, and to arouse citizens, governments and politicians to action.

Today is also noted as "National Hamburger Day" noted as being America's favorite sandwich. Can you imagine Memorial Day or the 4th of July without burgers?

The name is of German origin, and there is still some controversy as to whether the hamburger was created in the 19th or 20th century, but actually putting this beef patty between 2 slices of bread is an American creation.

Many will agree that the best way to cook a hamburger is on an outdoor grill. Cheese is all but a must. Then there's lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions, bacon, and so much more, finishing them off with mustard, ketchup, mayo and relish.

The world's largest burger was made on September 2, 2012 at the Black Bear Casino Resort in Carlton, Minnesota. It weighed 2,014 pounds, the equivalent of 8,056 quarter pounders.

Have a wonderful day.

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Re: May 28th, 2020 Daily check-in

Post by Dgflorida »

Good morning Gayle and all,

Glad you posted Gayle. Thoughts and prayers to you.

It was a productive day yesterday. I wore my back brace all day and it really reduced my back pain. I made much progress on the freezer food draw down. It always hurts to throw away food, but it was no longer good. I did find 3 pints of chopped onion and chopped peppers which are still good. After my kitty died, I went through a period where I didn't mark food containers well. You know that zombie period. But they are now in the refrigerator freezer and will get used up.

Mike(Mike's weather page) says there is a potential tropical "spot" developing in the south Gulf next week. Mike is usually a step ahead of the official site. And more often right than most. That is why he has 900,000 followers from Texas to the Islands and north along the Atlantic seaboard. We already have our second named tropical storm and it is not even the official start of the season. Ugh.

We had a rain storm yesterday morning and it made the old shell driveway material soft enough to work with. When they put in the new driveway a couple of years ago, I had them push the old shell driveway dirt up around the house to raise the dirt level around the house. It was a very smart move and frugal(free). Now the heavy rain water slope away from the house. I started the final hand leveling and building the front paver patio when my knee snapped last year. I worked on it yesterday afternoon. Felt good to be building again.

Today, I hope to continue building on the front patio. See what the weather allows. Also work on the safe room and on the pantry change over. I had hubs show me that he could lift the glass plates to the pantry shelf without a lot of trouble. My old brain is having trouble adjusting to dishes in the pantry instead of the cabinets.

Today, I am grateful for my back brace. Have a good day all.

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Re: May 28th, 2020 Daily check-in

Post by Dgflorida »

Thanks for the information regarding feeding the poor, floridacat.

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Re: May 28th, 2020 Daily check-in

Post by Jackielou »

Good morning fellow frugalites,

Sun is shining, and it is not too windy out. Hubby asked me to wake him up at 6 so he could go fishing this morning, but now has rolled over and gone back to sleep with orders for me to wake him at 7. He wanted to beat the wild winds we have been having, but I don't think that is going to happen as the wind is sticking around. Just not as strong as it can be later in the day.

Yesterday evening I did a bit of pinning on the denim quilt top that will be used outside. Pretty sure I have all the strips and bits that I need to start with later this week. First off the shorts need sewing today and since my mask fabric has been pretreated I think I will copy more pieces of the pattern and get some of those cut out and ready to go. As I have said before, I want enough for each of us in the family to be able to change them daily and have a couple of extra in case one or two go missing.

Frugally speaking there will be no spending today. I am sticking close to home, using items that I have on hand for cooking and cleaning. Doing my regular walks for my daily exercise, and some working in the garden as well. I am going to finish the putting away of Shania's toys and such. Some of her food will be packed up and taken to youngest DS's for his cat, Eiko. Some will be kept here for her visits once DS can drive and carry her cage down the many flights of stairs from his apartment.

I have extra cleaning to do as well, if I want my list accomplished for the month. Today I will tackle the bathroom walls. That will keep me close to the kitchen and the oven as I plan on doing a bit of baking as well.

Knitting will continue in my quest to use up leftover bits and bobs of yarn. Not doing too badly on using up the yarns chosen for the temperature blanket (though I do think there will probably be enough of the various colours left to make a third blanket...but do I want to is the question) and the leftover yarn from the prayer shawl will in fact make two pairs of socks for this winter or late fall.

I am going to start making large batches of things once again. I think that my surgery may come sooner than I think and I want to be prepared for being able to do a bit less than I usually do. I have already warned Hubby that I might be moving very slowly and not able to lift very much at all for awhile. Thank heavens that when I broke my wrist we moved on getting lighter and more items to make things easier for me to handle. Once I have the go ahead I hope to be able to get the house back in shape lickety split.

Supper tonight is going to be Baked spaghetti along with a salad.

Joy today is in the smell of lilacs drifting in my front door, and the unexpected arrival of a letter from an old friend.

Everybody have a great day. Take care.

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Re: May 28th, 2020 Daily check-in

Post by alliesmama4 »

Good morning everyone.

Gayle hope you slept well and feel better today. I do not know how you manage to do all that you do.

I have been awake since 4:00 AM. Made myself stay in bed and read until 4:30 AM then was up and out of here by 5:45 AM to take the trash to my neighbor's house. Then drove to a local elementary school to drop off paper recyclables. All of the bins were full. Bummer. So took the long way home just to give the car a little bit of a work out to keep it tuned up. Teddi rode shot gun.. He is always up for a ride but he fell asleep on the way home.

Yesterday my aide decided to get the cob webs off of the vaulted ceiling in my kitchen. She was up on a 2 step stepstool on top of my kitchen counter with the vacuum sweeper. I stood by to catch her on the second bounce if she She also did the top of the cabinets in that area. She wanted to do more but I told her she needs to pace herself. She is such a blessing in so many ways. Prior to this she had cleaned the master bathroom, changed the linens on my bed, and had put the new shower curtain liner up in my other bathroom. In between projects we talked. We have so much in common and actually grew up in the same town even though neither one of us live close to the town now. We even had the same kindergarten teacher however she is much younger. She is 61 and I am 75. However we think one of her brother's, who is the same age as me, was in my kindergarten class. My brother said he has our school pictures and will look for it. She even knows two of my former bosses from the hospital. So we enjoy talking about the town we both knew as kids. One day when we get a nice sunny day we plan on driving to the town and look around to see how things have changed over the years. She is like having a new best friend. Plus she is good friends with a childhood friend of mine and she is the one that connected us up. So once the pandemic allows us to get out more and socialize we will be meeting her and going out to lunch.

Have a safe and frugal day everyone.
Janet Alliesmama

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