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Sep 30, 2021 03:26AM NativeMainer wrote:
Good Morning, Loungettes!Happy Thirsty Thursday! Had a relatively calm day at school yesterday, which was nice. I'm beginning to feel like I'm getting a handle on things and getting truly organized. District-wise, another batch of students and some staff went into quarantine at the high school and middle school again yesterday. I think both are in outbreak status, now. Praying I don't have to deal with an outbreak in my school, but with so many connections to the middle school and high school it's probably just a matter of time.
Sadie says Hi to everyone!
Teka--welcome back, I hope you enjoyed your time out from the threads! 38 degrees? Brrrr!
Minus--nothing like a nice treat, is there?
Autumn Apple Bourbon Fizz
Sep 30, 2021 03:47AM camillegal wrote:
HEREE I AM......I DIDN'T READ EVERYTHING JUST SKIMMED.
CHEVY SO SORRY AT UR BROTHER, IT'S ALWAYS SAD LOOSING ONES WE LOVE SO MUCH. AND LORI U ALWAYS LOOK BETTER WITH EACH PICTURE U TAKE. KIM SCHOOL SOUNDS LIKE TO MUCH IS GOING ON. BASICALLY EVERYONE SEEMS OK I PRAY.
I'VE BEEN SO BUSY WITH HOSPITALS, BLOOD BANKS, THERAPISTS, NURSES TRYINGH TO BUILD ME UP TO GET READY TO LEAVE THIS WORLD. JEEZ. THERE I NO CURE WITH WHAT I HAVE JUST TRYING TO KEEP ME GOING WITH TRANSFUSIONS. WHAT I HAVE IS 2 SEPARATE WHITE CELL DISEASES CAUSED BY TO MUCH CHEMO BUT AT THE TIME I NEEDED IT SO IT'S A MATTER OF TIME THEY SAY. SINCE A LOT OF PEOPLE NEVER LIVED THIS LONG AFTER WHAT I HAD, I'M LIKE A PIN CUSHION. WITH NOT A LOT OF ENERGY. BUT WHATEVER I HAVE A TASTE FOR I GET LOL JOEY WORKS AT STARBUCKS SO HE MAKES SURE I HAVE WHA T I LIKE FROM THERE. MY FRIENDS COME OVER WITH FOOD I REALLY LIKE SO IT'S ALL GOOD.
JAZZY THOSE PICS ARE GREAT BUT I DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY R FROM, LET ME KNOW. MISTY I'M GLAD UR DOING BETTER.
JUST THOUGHT I'D POOP IN TO SAY HI AND SEND MY BEST TO EVERYONE. OK, OK, MY BEST ISN'T VERY GOOD BUT U KNOW WHAT I MEAN.
LUBS U ALL
Sep 30, 2021 07:13AM illimae wrote:
Cami, it’s so nice to see you here this morning, although I hate everything you’re going through. Big gentle hugs to you.
Hi everyone, just had scans, body is good, brain is a pain with two new tiny spots to be zapped in about a month (tiny and slow growing, so no big hurry).
Thinking of everyone and wishing you all a great weekend 😁.
Sep 30, 2021 08:31AM Beaverntx wrote:
Cami, so good to hear from you! Glad to hear you are in the midst of folks who are taking good care of you.
Illimae, in your pocket as needed until and through your next round of treatment.
NM, hoping for continued "regular" days at school but suspect you are correct that at least some level of outbreak is coming. Hang in there.
As Minus said, not fall in Texas yet. We had a few teaser days with lovely cool mornings but then the storm front moved in. We had 4.5 inches of rain overnight yesterday and now the humidity can almost be wrung out of the air!
May all stay as well as can be.
Sep 30, 2021 11:29AM - edited Sep 30, 2021 11:36AM by ChiSandy
Cami, so glad to hear from you! May your ace medical team be able to "build you up" to feel better and stick around! Joey is a treasure--tell him you want the yummiest stuff Starbucks has to offer!
I had a nasty bout of double-scanxiety, and my sugar & starch intake in the wee hours over the past few days reflects that. Had my abdominal MRI & chest X-ray Tues. evening, and the reports came in this morning. All negative for anything cancer-related, but lots of age-related annoyances (including aortic "torsion" & calcifications--MO says the torsion is almost parallel to my scoliosis and therefore likely congenital. Not stenosis by any means. Vertebrae are getting ever-raggedier (which probably partly explains how I threw my back out just leaning over my tomato plants). He also says calcifications show up in people who are on statins--which is the reason for the statins. Have a small hepatic cyst (he says most adults have at least one), 1.1cm fatty adenoma on an adrenal gland, and a tiny lung nodule--all stable since 6 months ago. He wants to see me in 6 months, with another ab MRI & chest X-ray to see if anything's changed.
So last night (with seared walleye) I had Mumm Napa brut, reasoning I should enjoy it before it goes flat & my life turns upside down. So tonight, I will have some to celebrate my life staying right-side-up.
Mild (low 70s) & sunny here by the lake (pollen & mold counts reflect that--confirmed by my itchy eyes & chain-sneezes). Have had to water the remaining tomatoes (about 6 or 7 green hangers-on, 2 getting red) and basil (getting leggy & paler--pretty soon may have to resort to the indoor hydroponic plant I started last January from seed. The bees & yellowjackets are having a field day with so many herbs flowering, as well as my mums.Two more days of lovely early-fall weather...and then the waterworks roll in early Sat. morning and probably stick around the rest of the week. As long as my basement doesn't flood, I can live with it. (But Bob's bummed out that going to the Bears game Sunday would be a very wet bad idea).
Sep 30, 2021 06:28PM Jazzygirl wrote:
Cami - so good to see you back ❤️
Sep 30, 2021 06:46PM mistyeyes wrote:
Cami - I seen the cat picture and immediately smiled! I missed your wit and humor! You make an impact on people even over the air waves or satellites or however this internet stuff works.
Sep 30, 2021 07:01PM ChiSandy wrote:
Cami, my heart leapt when I saw your cat meme!
Got my bloodwork back--no surprises, except my a1c is the lowest it's ever been since I started having it tested (5.3). Yet my fasting glucose was 131, where it's been for over a year. Maybe it's because when the last things I eat before said "fast," which is usually only 8 hrs. long, tend to be heavier on carbs? Or my genes are lying in wait. (My mom lost 40 lbs. when her PCP told her that the way to ease her digestive difficulties was, in her words, to "stop eating crap;" a year later--at 70, she was dx'ed with early Type 2 diabetes, like her mother before her and my sister during pregnancy).
Anyway, my MO sent me a note saying "blood work looks fine." So my DOTD was a celebratory split of Moet Brut Imperial with seafood dinner at our old-standby Italian restaurant. At home now enjoying a freshly-brewed pourover of Metropolis Xeno's Decaf (the only one I've found that tastes like coffee rather than sucking on the end of a burnt match).
Oct 1, 2021 03:42AM NativeMainer wrote:
Good Morning, Loungettes!Happy TGIF day! Happy first day of October! No crises at school yesterday, that was nice. Didn't break the daily visit record but came close. I'm certainly not going to be bored at work!
Sadie says Hi to everyone. From the bedroom, where she has gone back to bed after getting me up and going.
CAMMY CAT!!!!!Welcome back!So good to see you again! You know the rule, youdon't have to ketchup, just jump back in. Sorry to hear you've been going through so much. I'm glad Joey is close enough to be able to take care of your taste cravings!
Illi--glad the body scan was good, not so glad about the new spots but glad they are slow movers.
Beaver--I'm working on enjoying the regular days now, and prepping for outbreak work. Maybe if I prepare enough an outbreak will bypass us. Maybe.
Chi--glad the double scanxiety is behind you now. No cancer related findings is very good! It sounds like the other things are pretty non-bothersome stuff. Hoping the basement stays dry.
Good to see you, Misty!
Drunken Pumpkin Latte
2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice, divided
3 tbsp. granulated sugar, divided
1 lemon wedge
1 1/2 c. boiling water
2 tbsp. espresso powder
2 tbsp. sugar
5 oz. RumChata
3 oz. pumpkin pie vodka
Whipped cream, for garnish
Oct 2, 2021 06:47AM Jazzygirl wrote:
Hi friends- happy October and it's balloon fiesta time again. The event is back again and it's a perfect morning for the mass ascension. I am staying away from the field but may get to see some cool things from over here in my part of town. Not all the local balloons go down to the field, some come over to the west side of town where I live and float on down. Nothing over here quite yet, but they probably will be as I drive to my morning yoga. The weather is quite crisp now, cooled down fast but feels great after a too hot summer.
We went live with some of the first of our changes, bigger ones coming up starting in another week or so. Six more weeks to my week off over Thanksgiving, I can do this! Our team is all quite tired at this point, but pushing on through.
I have to get going to my day but will be back again tomorrow, maybe with some fun pictures. Wishing everyone a good first weekend of the new month!
Oct 2, 2021 06:51AM - edited Oct 17, 2021 07:37AM by goldie0827
ami, I clicked through to the next page, and there you are, right on top. Glad to see you posting, but I don't like the post. I don't like it at all. I don't like what you are going through, and I HATE to hear you say that you are getting ready to leave this world. Made me cry. I love you so much and I'm so glad I got to spend time with you and your family not once, but twice. I hope when it is time for you, that it is peaceful and you are comfortable. If there is anything you would like to tell the girls or Joey, be sure to do that. And ask Joey if there is anything he wants to know. I'm talking more about your life in the earlier years. Being that your family is always doing weird medical things, I'm hoping you stick with that, and will be here for a long time to come! I love you!
Ok, I'm home. Just going to basically jump in, but with a few comments. And some pictures. The last picture is a charcuterie board that my other niece put together. Oh, and I got my hair cut, about 4-5 inches!
Jazzy, welcome back friend. Sounds like a busy, but fun September for you.
Beaver, lots going on in your life for sure. Praying for son that he can get back to NED. As for the other son, moving to South America, that must make you sad. And I'm sorry for the loss of your fur baby.
NM, I had to chuckle at your comment made on the 28th "got through an entire Monday without having to put out any fires". And then the next day....BOOM! A fire!
Teka, I have a picture of hummers at my feeder during a blizzard!
Oct 2, 2021 01:49PM Jazzygirl wrote:
Goldie- I was watching your posts on FB since I went back on social medial last weekend. It looks like you had a great time and those little girls are just the sweetest! That trip did you some good, of that I am sure.
Oct 2, 2021 04:50PM - edited Oct 2, 2021 04:57PM by Chevyboy
Hi guys! Miss Camilla T. Whoever... GEEZ it's so nice to see you back again! So now what did you say is wrong with you? Is it something you can And are you okay?
Still so hard thinking about my brother.... just because he didn't want to get vaccinated! He really got sick after getting flu shots in the Navy, so he didn't think he wanted to go through that again... So we lost him... MAN, you never think of losing someone that close to you... I mean we lost our folks, but I never thought of losing him!
I have a special place in my garden with his urn, and a few things of his.... His Daughter sent me some of his T-shirts, a couple long-sleeve shirts & some sheet music for drums he was working on. AND a real nice fleece lined jacket of his... I will wear one of his T-shirts in the Winter to sleep in... so he will be watching over me... If you google Kenny Malone, drummer, you can see a lot of what he is known for.... I'm just so proud of him!
Oct 2, 2021 05:00PM Chevyboy wrote:
Oct 3, 2021 10:13AM mistyeyes wrote:
Chevy- I read about your brother, he must have been very talented and amazing. It sounds like he will be missed by a lot of people. I think it is harder to lose a sibling, it is like a piece of your childhood died too. Lots of good memories for you I am sure.
Oct 3, 2021 11:56AM ChiSandy wrote:
Oh, Chevy, I am so sorry that you lost your brother. But he lives on in the record collections of millions. Not everyone can leave that great and lasting a legacy.
Friday night Bob had "Bread & Butter" brand Chardonnay and i finished off the Mumm Napa brut with our zuppa di pesce leftovers. He had also visited the bargain bin at Binny's and brought home "Red Eye Rye," which was made with coffee. He declared it "disgusting." Sometimes you do get what you paid for.
Last night we went to Mercat a la Planxa for a tapas tasting. I had the house rosé cava; he had his usual vodka martini and a glass of sangria.
Oct 3, 2021 12:36PM - edited Oct 3, 2021 12:37PM by Jazzygirl
Chevy- I lost my brother when he was 40 (I was 32) from a rare family genetic illness. It was devestating, took me a long time to get over it honestly (or get on with it maybe). Like Chi said, you loose a peice of your childhood when a sibling leaves too. My grief counselor from that time said that siblings tend to have the biggest impact on our lives as they are with us the longest (grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles go in time and we expect that).
Be gentle with yourself sister and think a few of us here understand this loss very well.
Oct 3, 2021 01:48PM Chevyboy wrote:
I have a special place in my back garden for Kenny... His urn is on that blue planter, and that huge rock with our picture on it, is one he picked up and put in the trunk of my car when we were up above Idaho Springs, and he set it in my garden... A head-band of his is in that hanging jar... Yeah, I still want to cry when something reminds me of him.....
Oct 4, 2021 01:29AM Piksie wrote:
Did I really just find a breast cancer thread about drinking??? Hallelujah! I read back a couple of pages and love the positive vibe. May I tag along? :)
2 oz - tequila blanco
1/4 oz - triple sec
1/2 oz - fresh lime juice
1 oz - cream of coconut (not coconut cream!)
sweetened shredded cocunut for the rim
Oct 4, 2021 03:33AM NativeMainer wrote:
Good Morning, Loungettes!Happy Monday Monkey Day! Getting up to some chilliness this ayem. Feels like fall has arrived. Some leaves changing color, but not a lot yet. Mom and I went on a foliage train ride Saturday, not as much color as I would have liked, but there was some and it was fun anyway, if a little bit chilly towards the end. It was kind of interesting when Mom called me at 1 peeyem, asking me where I was (at home) because the train was leaving and I had to tell her, again, that our tickets were for the 3:30 peeyem ride. Not sure what she did for the next couple of hours other than go to a restaurant where she got a menu and then never saw anyone again until she left. And this was after we had talked on the phone about what time to meet at least 3 times during the course of the day!
Sadie just chuffed and went back to sleep when I told her about Mom's adventures.Then she went to the bedroom and preheated my bed for me. Gotta love the pup!
Goldie--Glad to see you back, even gladder you had a good time away! OMG, I never noticed the getting through a Monday without a fire comment and the real fire the next day! I'm hoping there aren't any more emergency situations to "practice" going forward. The pics are great! Your niece puts out a pretty spread! And beautiful hair cut on a beautiful lady!
Chevy--your special space for your brother is so sweet, and such a great idea. I'm glad you've got some things of his to cherish as well.
Chi--I love coffee and wine, but I'm not sure about putting them together! Although I would taste a wine like that if I had a chance.
Jazzy--good advice for Chevy. I can't imagine losing my brother but we're both getting to an age where things like that happen, and neither of us is in perfect health.
Welcome, Piksie! Newcomers are always welcome here in the HTL! That coconut Margarita sounds very yummy! Pull up a bar stool and tell us about yourself.
Oct 4, 2021 06:31AM goldie0827 wrote:
Teka, 1/2-3/4 of my hair had fallen out over the last year due to stress. At least that's the only thing I can figure. Well, it's coming back in now and about 2-3" long. And it just wasn't looking good that long and so thin.
Jazzy, the trip was well needed and absolutely did some good.
ED, I'm sure you will grieve for quite some time. That was nice of his DD to send you some things. I also read on your page that his wife is in rehab and doesn't even know her DH passed? Nice article on Kenny. Wow, he played with some big names. Then there was mention of Country Music Hall of Fame, another wow!
Sandy, lol at the "bargin bin". Hopefully he didn't spend too much.
Hi Piksie and welcome. Of course you can tag along. We call this the HTL, the Hot Tatties Lounge, and instead of bar tenders, we have tattie tenders. We tend to be light and funny but also very supportive when one of us needs it, and I think we've all been there a time or two. Looking at your diagnosis, stage IV diagnosed on Christmas? That wasn't very nice.
NM, colors were just starting to change in MI too. Sorry there was much to see, but at least it was time spent with mom. Does it seem like she's forgetting more and more?
The last couple of days I've been working on putting sealer on the wheelchair ramp. OMG, my back is screaming! I'm about 2/3 done. The worst part is trying to get that stuff on the wood where the cracks are. You know the side pieces of the wood. There's only about a half inch to work with. My left shoulder hurts from holding myself up. You have so sit on the floor to do it, my right knee hurts from just resting on the wood. Legs and butt hurt from all the getting up and down. I finally went and got an old pillow to sit on, so that helps a little bit! I told my husband I hate getting old, then immediately changed it to getting OLDER. I refuse to say I'm old! Have to go and get my injections today, so that will take up about 3-4 hours of my day.
Thank you all for the pic comments.
Oct 4, 2021 05:05PM illimae wrote:
DOTD was a Peach Sangria, yum!
Oct 4, 2021 06:28PM goldie0827 wrote:
Looks yummy BabyGirl, what's in the bowl to the left of the glass?
Oct 4, 2021 06:41PM illimae wrote:
Goldie, it’s was an olive oil and herb dipping mix for the bread, it was good too!
Oct 4, 2021 07:57PM goldie0827 wrote:
That's what I thought it was. Isn't there a name for that? I couldn't think of it, so when I asked, I thought maybe you would spit it out! LOL! What's in the olive oil? I've only had it once, with a get together with some of the gals from here in Vegas.
Oct 4, 2021 08:05PM illimae wrote:
Goldie, I don’t remember, I just know it’s a dipping sauce. I had one I bought but it’s packed in a box at the cabin. You can find the by the olive oils at the grocery store though.