Cool and cloudy here today, 46 now and not getting any warmer. I might go for a walk in an hour or so, but it will depend on what I can get done here.
The car is at the body shop, but they haven't started working on it yet. They use a service where you can sign in on your browser and see your baby getting fixed. I cleaned out the trunk and back seat and had a good talk with her, told her that the guys are friends, and they'd take good care of her. I've never liked a car as much as I like this one!
I'm also getting ready for my future SIL's shower on May 3. The MOH's son has been in the hospital, his appendix burst, scary for anyone, but this kid's about 10. He's home and feeling good, but everyone was worried. Plus we hadn't heard from her; she wasn't getting all the texts! The 'favors' are fluted glass vases, which will have a bag of popcorn in it. A sticker on the bag says "He popped the question - She said YES!" So very clever somebody was! We'll also have cards for each attendee to write some advice to the happy couple. Some silly stuff, but it's her first wedding, so we're doing it up!
I've managed to empty a few more boxes too. (I needed them to put the vases in!) MORE Tupperware and glassware, DH thinks it's been reproducing in the dark. LOL I've washed a lot of stuff today, and there's a lot in the dishwasher. Don't know yet where it will live, but I'll find a place!!
I'm making headway in my genealogy search, too. I can go back 7 generations to people who were born around the same time as the US. My next stop is country-specific sites; I hope Google Translate will help on the Italian side. After that - joining Ancestry.com to tap their wealth of knowledge. (When I started this many years ago, Ancestry was free. Grr!)
Cory, I'll add my congrats to the pile. Think about everything that's great about the job. I know you'll be relieved when you officially have the title.
Mimi, I haven't been sleeping well either. I got out the melatonin and it heeled me snore the night away last night!
Linda, I know you won't be happy with all the dental work going on, but when it's done it'll be great. I have one more tooth to be dealt with, maybe later this year. I think I'll need a new pair of glasses too, and I'll have to see when work comes a-calling.
Mel, it's no fun with a cold. I'm calling mine 'allergy', the rain kicks up the mold.
Time to get back to the salt mines. I wish you all the best day - and the best weekend - YOU can possible have! LouView Thread
It's pretty good here, 63° at noontime, and a gentle breeze. I hope to fit a nice walk into my afternoon.
The car goes to the body shop tomorrow to fix what got hit in January. I got the surcharge notice, and have submitted my appeal. Stupid 20-something - he thought he'd intimidate me by screaming at me, but he got out of his car with his cell phone in his hand?? I don't think so!!!
I have a guy coming to fix the backdoor handset. I hate calling the con tractor every three months to fix it. I asked if it might be defective, but we;'ll see what he says when he gets here. Maybe I'll have him show me how to tighten the darned thing myself.
Cory, I hope you get the good word today, but I'll hold my congrats til it's official.
Mimi, the little ones are SO much fun, aren't they? I never had children (couldn't have them, really) and I admit to pangs of jealousy watching my sibs with their grands. My sister's is adorable (at 4), and always greets me with a hug and a kiss. *sigh* And I'm glad the ginger is working for you.
Lisa, losing a family member isn't easy. I'm glad he went peacefully, and he had a long and good life with you. We lost our girl almost a year ago, and it's never easy.
Linda, my allergies are worst in sting and fall - mold! I hope whatever you take gives you relief.
Mel, pace yourself in the yard. I started thinking of digging out my patio garden, where the workers tramped it last fall. Thinking made me dizzy, so I stopped. LOL
I wish you all, the early posters and the late ones, the best day YOU can possibly have! LouView Thread
Hi hewalked333, and welcome to the FMily! When dealing with FM, you just don't need extra stress.
I think you need to find a better lawyer. You said it was the first conversation, so you probably don't have a lot invested in the relationship. Call your local chamber of commerce or legal aid organization for a referral to someone who will care about YOU!! ( gentle hug ) LouView Thread
Nancy, I'm so very sorry. Sudden loss is never easy. I hope the police find the truth, and that it will ease your pain. (hug)
Cold (52) and dreary here, with rain, sometimes hard, sometimes not.There's a lot of activity in the neighborhood - deliveries, construction work, general traffic. I'll try to get out today, but no walk. I did three laps yesterday, plus a shopping trip, and got over my 5,000 step goal.
In yesterday's warmth and sunshine the birds were flitting about. The cardinal couple - we've named them Charles and Charlotte - are back, and love the streaks of red across the yard. I heard lots of little birds, wrens and finches, and I think the red-winged blackbirds are back too. No hawks or woodp*ck*rs yet, but spring is so young, they'll come in time. (Can you believe the wood-birds name was flagged as against the rules? ROFL!)
My wacky friend in VT called and left a message, I can't imagine what the deal is today. She moved there ast year, and has had a different job every month. She's a total flake, but I love her.
Tomorrow is my mandatory blood donation day. I'm following my schedule to make sure I'm well hydrated. It worked for me last time!
There have been a lot of newcomers - welcome to the FMily We're members in a club that nobody wants to belong to (as infertility was once described to me). I hope you make friends, find us genial and helpful, and come back regularly.
Mimi, I have it marked on my calendars - Mimi will be away the first week of May. Whatever you're doing I hope it's fun and rewarding.
Nancy, again, (hug)
And to all who stop by later - I wish you the best day - and the best weekend - you can possibly have! LouView Thread
Such a busy day today - Hump Day, Tax Day.. I'll need a nap before long!
It s a nice sunny day here, 66° and I really should take a walk. I'm heading to mid-RI in about an hour to do some banking then attend a business presentation.
So here I sit in southeastern Mass and the football player is guilty. It's a big deal, since I live less than two miles of his house. IDK what his fiancée will do, since the house was put in his name last year, and the victim's family has filed a lawsuit. I guess she and the baby will have to find somewhere to live. Sad news all around.
Mimi, remember to pace, and try to get rest when you can. I've been making sure I have knitting time very night, and still can't drag myself up the stairs at a reasonable time.
Nancy, I'm dizzy reading your story. I hope DH is on the mend, but I'm shocked they sent him home the same day! In Nov '12 I had terrible belly pain and I was in the hospital for a week before they operated,. It was from adhesions too.!I was there another 3 days before they sent me home. And part 2 - wow!
Linda, I'm into a huge genealogy project, and I'm seeing similarities between illness and causes of death in a lot of my ancestors. Ido you really need your doc to refer you for the study? I'd press him, since your cousin is a researcher and she could learn a lot about it.I 'd like to have a veggie garden this year, we'll see what May brings.
Corey, fingers crossed for the new job!
Lisa, Mel, and all who come later, I hope the spring is bringing relief for you. It's tough to be in pain and looking outside to a beautiful day! I'm heading out for a lap or two before my journey.
I wish you all the best day you can possibly have! LouView Thread
Spring is finally springing in New England. It's been warm (high 50s to low 60s) here, and some of my flowers have decided to burst forth. The snowdrops are still in bloom, and my crocuses are out - every the ones in the front yard by the road, which surprised me since they got more than their fair share of salt this winter. The tulips and hyacinths are showing their leaves.
I mentioned to DH that none of the trees have buds on them, and I thought it was odd. He said it's probably the bad winter. (DUH) Last night the weatherman said that the trees usually start showing buds in mid-April, and he said we should see them by the end of the week.
Mimi, what fun to watch this videos online. I saws lion reunite with a woman who rescued him when he was orphaned. And babies and puppies falling asleep in their food. LOL What kind of movies will you be making?
Nancy I found something in a holistic store in NH called RainDrops Muscle Therapy. It helps muscle win, but not joints, and has a minty-lavender smell. I use it before bed I find it soothing. Lot of people recommend arnica to me, but I'm loving the RainDrops.
Cory, that job sounds good for you and I know you'll impress the plant manager with your qualifications.
Mel, that icky weather gets me very time. I spent most of last week wrapped up in an afghan.
Linda - 81? really?? LOL
I wish you all the best day you can possible have. LouView Thread
Cold and rainy here, 37 this afternoon. I can really feel the cold today, and I don't like it one bit. I worked the polls for our Town's elections Tuesday, and froze! Yes, the heat was on in the high school gym, but I would have had to set up a chair behind the Precinct 2 check-in table to get any of it!!
The Prop 2 1/2 override didn't pass, and there are goods and bads. The elderly (on fixed incomes) were delighted because they won't have to come up with more money every year. The parents (who have lots of money, I guess) are angry because the schools are "underfunded", according to them. The town is threatening to get rid of firefighters, police officers, and teachers; close a school or two; and cut back on DPW and trash pickups. I still don't understand why cities & towns, who by law can't take in more than 2.5% over last year in taxes (there are a few exceptions), keep negotiating contracts that are MORE THAN 2.5% over last year!
I'm glad it didn't pass too. OK, off my high horse.
Mimi, two days ago I was running around in a cardigan.Today I need a parka. Mother Mature is going through menopause, I tell you!
Mel, stay safe during tornado warnings. I see them in my emergency alert app, and I fear for this who live there.
Linda, Corey, I hope you had a good day.
Wishing you all the best day YOU can possibly have, LouView Thread
Cool here, 46 and sun/clouds. I had an early doctor's appt for my BP check, which was fine. When I last saw him he said I should fast so he could have my cholesterol checked. I'll get that result in a couple week.
DH had to work all weekend, so I went to my sister's house alone. Her GD was sad that he wasn't there, so she ate his 'cheese'cake. LOL
Since he worked, we're taking today as a "Sunday" - reading the papers, relaxing, having ice cream for dinner and grocery shopping. Woohoo?!?
Wish you all the best day you can possibly have, LouView Thread
Today is starting cold (39°) and going up to 55°. What??? Mom Nature is going through the change"026 Has anyone else noticed many of us start with a weather report?
Not working right now, but I'm doing a lot of work discovering my family genealogy. I've found some wonderful sites, and a couple relatives who are sharing their info with me. I've found a couple aunts I didn't know I had; 3-4 babies who died at birth; and finally found the death certificate from my g-mother's baby brother. You never know what you'll find when you start something like this, and I can go back 7 generations!!
Mimi, I hate shopping for what I'm going to wear for a holiday. I end up changing my mind. I bought a beautiful dress for Christmas, and I might wear it for Easter. It was too cold on Christmas Day, so I wore a new pair of pants.
Linda and Mel - 80°? Really??? And I'm celebrating 55°. I'm still just wearing a sweater when I go out"026
Cory, I hope you're able to get some rest this weekend. And scarf down a marshmallow bunny or two.
Jeanne, since the FM I haven't had a massage. I enjoyed them when I went to a friend but she moved, and the place where she used to work didn't have anyone I was comfortable with.
I wish you all the best day you can possibly have! LouView Thread