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Jane...Thanks for virus advice. Good idea about using disposable gloves for shopping.

I watched video about countries affected. They are ghost towns. Most shops and restaurants are closed. The few that are open only do it for short period. If someone goes to store or restaurant, their temperature is taken before allowed to enter. Food delivery services are in demand. The service company puts the ordered food on the top of bike, car, and walks away while customer takes items. Delivery person must stay several feet away from customer. Food delivered has label outside showing temperature of person that prepared food and temperature of person delivering food.

CDC only recommends wearing a mask if you have virus symptoms.

Feb wasn't a good month for me. I went to pay my internet bill today and noticed late fee. Took all morning to straighten it out. I don't trust ATT and keep copies of confirmed payments. I had confirmation that my bill was paid a few days before due. However, ATT charged my cc $750 instead of $45 for internet. Cc got ATT to reverse the charge, but ATT never charged me $45 for internet last month. I refuse to pay late fee when ATT caused the problem. Rep said she would remove late fee from my bill but it is still there.

Item I ordered was delivered to Target on Thursday morning. I received an email from Target that there was problem with carrier (UPS). Email included UPS link to look up problem. There wasn't a problem with UPS according to their website. So I don't know what Target is talking about. All I can think of is that Target sent the wrong item to store. Target won't charge me until item arrives at store on March 3rd.

I know why I can't get anything done. I spend too much time trying to straighten out problems created by others.

I managed food shop and do laundry. Stores provide sanitary wipes which I always use to clean cart and my hands. I have been doing this since my godchild's son caught MRSA from sitting in cart. Time for me to make dinner and veg out in front of tv.



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JANE..thanks for the info on the virus.I will try to remember & pass it on to family & friends.





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Thank you for your tip about drinking water, Jane, pray all stay safe & well..

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This is a long post but do be sure to read it as there are some good ideas toward the end.

Karen, what a delightful picture!

Thelma, finding new doctors because the one you have been seeing retires or moves can be very frustrating.
There are now virus cases in Oregon and Washington that they are not sure where contracted.
I agree with you about the politics on FB. Some of my family is vemenint about whom they appose. I do not even click on their posts.

Tee and NASFKAB, I write my thoughts on a page on my computer and then transfer it over when finished.

Tee, sorry about the rug situation. Hope you have it now.

Guam is coronavirus free at this time. Japan has up the number infected in the last few days. Almost all flights coming in from Korea have been stopped and that may happen from Japan.

I am hearing that Oregon and Washington have gotten cases and they are not sure where from.

Got this from FB and sharing the information.

The new NCP coronavirus may not show sign of infection for many days, how can one know if he/she is infected. By the time they have fever and/or cough and goes to the hospital, the lungs is usually 50 % Fibrosis and it's too late!
Taiwan experts provide a simple self-check that we can do every morning:
Take a deep breath and hold your breath for more than 10 seconds. If you complete it successfully without coughing, without discomfort, stuffiness or tightness etc it proves there is no fibrosis in the lungs, basically indicating no infection.
In critical times, please self-check every morning in an environment with clean air!
SERIOUS EXCELLENT ADVICE by Japanese doctors treating COVID-19 cases. Everyone should ensure your mouth & throat is moist, never DRY. Take a few sips of water every 15 mins at least. WHY? Even if the virus gets into your mouth...drinking water or other liquids will WASH them down through your oesophagus and into the stomach. Once there in tummy...your stomach ACID will kill all the virus. If you don't drink enough water more regularly...the virus can enter your windpipes and into the LUNGS. That's very dangerous.
Pls send and share with family, friends and everyone about this ! Take care everyone n may the world recovers from corona virus soon. May all be well n happy.

My own thoughts, if it comes to your area wear disposable gloves when shopping and dispose of them when finished.

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Jane...Good to hear swiffer makes for easy cleaning. Sorry you dislike smell and DIL is threatening to quarantine. I am not shopper either. I surf internet for what I need and have delivered or pick up at store.

Karen...Nice photo. It is good to do this daily. I hope you made it home safely from garage sale.

Nasfkab....Sorry your post disappeared. It happens a lot to me.

Thelma....Sorry your legs are thumping and you don't get all tv channels. I lived in hilly area and needed cable. No problem now that nothing blocks signal. Sorry about your family doctor and ent. My young cardiologist retired due to high ins rates. His patients were upset bc he was the best around. I ask friends for doctor referral. If I dislike a doctor which happened with first ortho I saw for shoulder injury, I see different doctor. I have Medicare with supplement, don't need referral and can see who I please.

Another virus case without travel/relatives/ friends with virus confirmed today. This makes 34 cases here. It is affecting travel, restaurants, theaters, food, etc. Companies warn that some of their products will be scarce and may disappear from shelves since ingredients came from China. CDC recommends washing hands, and sanitizing surfaces. Well if what they recommended worked, the flu wouldn't have spread like wildfire thru my east coast family. My bil was doctor that had us wash and sanitizing hands and surfaces constantly. Every one still caught the flu.

I stay out of politics since I hear too much about it at work. They are so serious they dislike jokes about it.

I fell asleep for hour last night and up rest of night with heartburn. I think heartburn is due to me eating late dinner. I ate earlier tonight.

I returned small rug to Target near work. I purchased rug on cc that was replaced. Target would not credit new card number. They said they could only credit old number or give me gift certificate. I refused gift certificate and hope credit shows up on my account.

I had new large rug sent to Target near my home. UPS delivered rug to the store at 9 am on Friday. Office hasn't processed rug and I can't pick up until they do. Fuming since I sent to store near gym so I could pick up after swimming.

It was 84 degrees yesterday. 69 and gail watch now.

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You are the architect of your actions, words and voice. What an opportunity for love, truth and purpose to shine. Sister Andrea Jaegar

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Karen, nice picture....but saying is even nicer. I should have read it first thing this morning before I got into a tear with cleaning the house. Now sitting here with legs a thumping again. Getting a haircut always makes us feel lighter, doesn't it??
Tee, I don't get all the channels on free TV due to reception. I live between 2 mountains. TV, radio, and cell service very poor in my area.
I miss my family Dr that was replaced....something was very odd of her leaving with what I thought and others thought as abruptly as she did
My ENT retired the first of the year so I need to decide who I will pick to get me through this ordeal of going to Baltimore in a few months.I do know I DO NOT want that one ole witch that is in same office. Had the bedside manners of a cobra!
I am concerned that the case of the virus found in Ca has no bearing on visit to where it is or of anyone else to be around.
I try to avoid politics on FB but some of the funny cartoons that posted I do share...they can be of either party. Last election had me so very upset that I don't want to go there again. One guy called me (and others) every name in the book if we did not share his point of view. I even reported him to FB for being so abusive with his remarks and I think he knew what was coming since a friend of mine did report him that he blocked me and there was no way of me to give his page link to them

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I had written a long post but it got lost. Stay safe & well. Hope you are now slowly getting ready to sleep. Your picture is great, Karen.

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Karen, glad you got your haircut even with the snow.
I did not hear what the President said.
The garage sale sounds fun if you like to go shopping. I seldom go shopping unless I really need something and then I often ask a group I belong to for ideas of where to look so I don’t go all over.

Tee, I am staying away for the election politics as much as I can.
I agree with you about not wanting to change doctors because he has to retire.
The Rainbow Fish was one of my favorite while teaching. It came out after my sons were older so they missed it unless their children got the book. I gave them a lot of books but not sure if one was the Rainbow Fish.
From what I understand washing hands correctly and frequently should help protect us from getting contaminated with the virus.

My DIL is very concerned about the coronavirus. She is considering keeping my youngest GD home from school and elsewhere if it comes to Guam. My GD is asthmatic. She told my son that if she quarantines the house and he goes out she will not let him back in. Her other daughters are adults so she does not have control over what they do but I am sure she will keep them out of the house also. Not sure how to comfort her as she is very worried.

I got one of those Swiffer Sweeper mops which do a great job on ceramic tile but I cannot stand the smell so put it outside after using it. I have not done much else today.

Stay safe, warm and dry everyone.

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Thelma...Sorry you legs are giving you a fit and remedies not working. I have free tv and get every channel. Must be problem in your area. I don't trust what fb friends have to say about politics. Some hate Republicans. Others hate Democrats.

Jane...I hope you don't lose your chemo doctor. I went thru this a few years ago. My doctor either retired or died. Some of the retired ones were young. I was nervous about seeing new doctors, but each new doctor was better than one I lost. I am glad you saw GG and gave her book and sewing cards.

Karen....Sorry about snow and school closure. Great that you were able to get hair cut. I hope you find latest issues of magazines at garage sale. I have seen civilized debates run by good moderators.

I didn't listen to President speak about virus, but scientists said he and others need to speak with them before making statements. President cut $700 million from CDC. Now he wants to give some back. Scientists said that flu and colds decrease in warm weather. They don't know if it is true with this virus.

If anyone is going to get it, it would be Californians. We had 30 cases. New case was just dx'd here. Person did not visit those countries or have relatives/friends from there. i am worried since majority of gym members are from Korea, China, Japan, etc. Gym also has a large number of doctors, nurses, etc from nearby hospitals, nursing homes, etc. I heard gyms are taking precautions. My gym is has locker rooms cleaned from floor to ceiling ever few hours and members use sanitary wipes. I hope the virus hates chlorine and stays away from me.

I read recommendations are to wash hands constantly, have at least a months supply of food and medication. My drug ins won't refill prescription medication until I have 3-5 days left. So I don't feel having a months worth of med is possible unless I get virus after refill. Get Prevnar 13 pneumonia and flu vaccine were recommended. I had Prevnar vaccine five years ago. Only need Prevnar and other pneumonia vaccine once if 65 or older. I need to get regular pneumonia booster. I intend to continue taking 5,000 iu of over the counter D3 since it enhances immunity.

There was a refinery fire, bank robbery and two hit and run deaths in my area the last two days. Bike rides and pedestrians wearing dark clothing cross in the middle of 4-6 lane busy roads. I would have hit a man dressed from head (hood) to toe in black it his dog didn't have a white spot. It has gotten so bad I leave work and drive home in daylight. Time change can't come soon enough.

I ate zucchini noodles yesterday and had heartburn all night.



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We got several inches of snow. Schools are closed. I think this may be our last snow. The long range forecast is for temps in 40's & 50's. It is a pretty snow.

I was able to get out & get my haircut. I feel better.

Did any of you listen to the President speak about the virus? It was encouraging to hear from those that know about such health issues. Hopefully they will be able to find something to treat it soon.

Today is the first day of the big Senior Citizen garage sale. Jill & I will wait until tomorrow to go. I do not need anything but I like to get the latest issues of a few magazines. They sell 3 for .25 cents.

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NASFKAB, I agree with you about the coronavirus. Korea has been hard hit and it has spread to Japan. My youngest works for United and flies into Japan a lot.

Karen, sorry about the snow and no haircut.

I visited my son and family this evening. I took the book The Rainbow Fish and gave it to my GG along with cards for sewing with different pictures from the Rainbow Fish pictures on it. My GG spends the night most Thursdays but that is also the day I get chemo so I am not sure how often I will get there.

Take care ladies.

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Yes, the virus is a concern. I have heard it is bad for elderly & those with other conditions. I have also heard that it may stop with warmer weather but come back next winter.

Yes, I did watch the debate. I find it disturbing that so few positive ideas are expressed. Just beating up on each other. I am trying to find one that might be the best option. Still looking.

Yes, it is snowing. I still hope to get my hair cut.

More later.





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So very concerned about this virus hope it does not spread too much.

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NASFKAB, I did not get the salad nor the fries but paid for the fries anyway as it was part of the meal.

Karen, yes, most places will give me a salad instead of fries or charge $1. or $2. I was really disappointed. If the group wants to go there again I will go but I will not suggest going there.
Hope you got your haircut and hope the snow held off and is not as much as forecast.
I had not heard about the President asking for more money to fight the coronavirus. Hope Guam gets some of that money. We are supposed to be getting kits to check and confirm if someone gets it but some places have reported that some of the kits are faulty. Korean air lines have stopped flying into Guam. We are virus free but Korea is not.

Thelma, sorry your weather has turned wet and cold.
When doctor offices make mistakes it is never their fault.
Glad you got the yard work in and are not feeling any ill effects from it.

Tee, good to hear you are not hurting from fall. Also, good to hear that Aleve has helped with being cold as well as the pain.
Not watching debates and would not even if I could.

We had another deaf lady join us for service this evening. She comes from Saipan but is living on Guam now. Our Chaplain who has been in Egypt with the Guard started a study of Nehemiah this evening.
When I saw the endocrinologist last Friday I found out there is another doctor who does chemo here on island. I would have been very concerned about losing the doctor I have. He is up there in age. Before he came patients had to go off island for treatment.

Take care and stay warm and dry.

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Did not watch debates. Don't have access to them on "free" TV...that's ok, from what I have been reading from my friends on FB it must be a circus
The damp cold weather caught up to me....legs giving me a real big fit today. Took a tylenol (which does little to nothing really) and rubbed my legs down with some pain cream that I bought. When I used it right after I got it seemed to aleve the pain.....this morning..NADA....I am so ready to climb back into bed

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Do not watch debates as its not in Bangladesh. But wish they would let another one speak. Hate the abusive language at times. But its the same here too. Great you were able to lift weights Tee I cant.

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Jane....Glad your checks arrived. Sorry salad was pricey. I assume that restaurant is off your list. Karen is right about restaurant usually subbing cole slaw or steamed veggies for fries at no charge.

Karen...I hope you get haircut before it begins to snow.

Thelma...I was happy to read your knee and shoulder felt well enough for you to do yard work. I would have taken the appointment card into office and requested apology for making two trips for labs. I was chilled to the bone a few days before falling. Aleve did away with my coldness and pain.

Nasfkab....Thanks for wishes.

I am not hurting. I lifted weights on Sunday which gave me strength to pull myself up while leaning on stool. Aleve did away with my pain and led to good night's sleep. Beautiful warm weather here. I will enjoy every day of this weather since winter returns next week. I am way overdue for haircut and may get cut on Friday.

Did anyone watch the Democratic debate? I wish candidates would allow the person to finish speaking before butting in.







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Oh Tee...I am sorry you fell...hope you are not feeling ill effects from it. With the way my knee was a few weeks ago I had to "waller" around on the floor when I got down to get back up
Karen, it is not cold enough and will not be except for possible flurries on Thursday when fronts clear out but the rainy, damp, RAW air is cutting clear thru me today...Sitting here with room temp at 71 with blanket over legs and feel like I am freezing.
I am middle child. Oldest is 12 yrs older than me and youngest was 4 yrs younger
DH had early a.m. Dr appt to go over bloodwork.....or so we thought!! I stayed in vehicle due to the flu season in area and not wanting to get anything....he was only in a few minutes and returned to vehicle. I asked what was wrong. He said they told him he had no appt and on Tues appts did not start until 10 a.m. anyway. He told them that is what I wrote on calendar. When we returned home guess what??? Yep the appt card said today at 8:30. I told him to take it back up with him for the 5 p.m. appt they gave him and show them proof !! It would have been almost worth the risk of getting flu to go along to see her face....ALMOST I said...lol
Yesterday I worked outside most of the day cleaning up the yard....felt good that knee worked as it was suppose to and I was careful of the arm while working.....felt good to get something done.....Now today back to the dampness that chills you to the bone....oh well I need to work on the inside to get some cleaning done anyway
Jane...salad overpriced unless it was loaded with shrimp or lobster emoticon At the Red Lobster to add a salad to meal was I thin $2.99....sitting with a view of the ocean just got pricey

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Hello on this overcast rainy day. We are expecting snow tomorrow ...up to 3 inches. If it happens it will be the biggest snowfall of this winter.

I am in desperate need of a hair cut so hoping the snow holds off until I see my granddaughter tomorrow afternoon. She is a great beautician. I just go for cuts. Remember those days of the stinky curling appointments?

I sure am glad the President has asked for more money to fight the new virus. Hope it helps.

Jane...that was sure a hefty price for that salad instead of fries. Most places around here would charge less & offer other options such as coleslaw or applesauce.

Tee...Are you feeling more pain today from your fall? I remember one time I fell going down a long flight of stairs. I had completed a home visit to a family receiving Head Start services. Fortunately I just missed one step. On the bad side, I ended up on the sidewalk of a busy street. I was able to get up & tried to get out of their fast!


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Sorry you fell, Tee, good the lady helped you get up. Sorry they charged you so much for the salad, Jane.

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Tee, I am so sorry to hear of your fall. If I go down someone would have to call 911 as I cannot get on my knees.
Great that you are able to knit. I understand it can be very therapeutic. As a lefty I never learned to knit or crochet, although I can to the chain stitch.
Sorry your allergies are acting up again.

Roz, so good to hear from you!

I am the baby of my family. My eldest sister was 17 1/2 when I was born and the brother closest to me was 8 1/2. There were five of us in all. I am closer to my nieces and nephews in age than my siblings.
I got a call from the cancer doctor’s office this morning. He is in the hospital so my next chemo will be Thursday, March 5.
I had lunch with the Tuesday Lunch Bunch at a restaurant that we sat outside with a lovely view of the beach and ocean. It was pricey and the food was not all that good. I asked for a salad instead of french fries and was told it would cost me $4.90 more. I do not get french fries and have never been charged that much for a salad when I asked for it instead of fries.
My new checks came today so now I can pay some bills that I only pay with check.

Stay safe, dry and warm everyone.

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Nasfkab...Sorry about your sister's passing.

Allergies again. I missed my first pool class since I had to wait for medication to work but made second class. I stayed to exercise with friends after class. Then, I fell in locker room while drying my hair. I thought the stool was under my butt and it wasn't. I was next to 95 yr old woman and glad I didn't knock her down. There is a plastic mat on floor with spike top to prevent swimmers from falling, which cut my knee and hand when I tried getting up. The 95 yr old woman put a small stool nearby so I could pull myself up. Body started aching after dinner. I took Aleve and will use heating pad. It's always something.


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My parents had my sister when I was 15 she passed away about 11 years ago. Good to see you Roz all the best. Enjoy Monday

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My whole routine has changed as I'm watching my granddaughter from Monday to Friday at my daughter's home and now I'm only at my home on weekends
I'm unable to exercise but I'm definitely hoping to do so very soon
Hope everyone is as well as can be expected
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Jane...Crockpot leftover are good. Glad charities came to rescue before Fema.

Karen...I hope your rice dish was good. I will look for movie when I have time.

JoAnn....Sorry about the rain. Thunderstorms here on Sat. Good to hear you are feeling better.

Nasfkab....Did you parent have another child when you were 15? My sister is 10 years older than me.

I handed in orange scarf and worked on yellow scarf at knitting club. Charity supplies yarn, needles and patterns. Volunteers do the knitting.

No allergies this morning. I went to pool. It felt like my legs were giving out and I was going to fall while dressing to go to knitting group. I it was due to wearing flip flops and walked to knitting group without a problem. I lifted a few weights when group ended. My nose started running in weight room. Neighbor had chinese dinner waiting for me when I got home. It was delicious. I passed out about an hour after eating and woke with terrible muscle pain and weakness. This has happened in the past from low thyroid. I forgot to take thyroid medication in the afternoon. I kept medication in my purse which I lock in vault at front desk. I will put medication in my gym bag today.




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Jo Ann, glad to hear you are better.

Karen, I am so thankful that Franklin Graham and his team has helped Saipan. People really do not understand how difficult it is to get things out here especially after the terrible typhoon that hit Saipan and Tinian. I still have a picture on my computer of the eye going over Tinian and remember when this type of thing happened here on Guam during Pamela in ’76.

I have had a quiet day.

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TEE...how horrible that the 11 year old girl was raped & now a baby. Lots of sin sick people in this world.

JANE... I have heard of the many ways the Franklin Graham team helps in disasters.

Jo Ann..glad you are feeling better.

NAS...We are both blessed with having lived a sheltered life.

It is a warm (near 50) degrees & sunny day. We are having an amazingly mild winter in Ohio. Sure not complaining about that!

TEE ...I watched PASSION FISH last night. It is an older movie & really good. About a lady injured & now confined to a wheelchair. I think it was on Amazon?

I am thinking I want to fix a dish with rice today. Lets see what my body has to say about that!




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We got a bit of rain yesterday. I can't believe Feb. is almost over. Take care everyone.
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Feel so sad when I see these news like that 11 year old girl having a baby, Tee. I have led a very sheltered life, only child of my parents till I was 15. Great the crock pot meals were good, Jane.

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Tee, the scarfs look lovely. So, you do the labor and they provide the yarn. That sounds good to me.
Sorry about sleeping through the alarms and then having the allergies act up again.

Karen and Tee the crock pot meal was good. Actually several meals before all will be gone.
Karen, glad you are pain free with a little help from the meds.
I have been in the Red Woods a few times. The first time when I was six or seven. They are really beautiful. The year my brother brought my sons and I to the states we went through the Red Woods and then watched one of the Star Wars episodes in Portland. Blew my mine!

Thelma, sorry about forgetting your fitbit today.
I gave up hanging clothes out years ago because I never know when it will rain even in the dry season. It can be sunny and still raining.
Hope you feel better.

Tee, so awful to hear about the eleven year old girl and the abuse she has received. I do hope the baby is okay.
Weather sounds like Guam except yours gets cold.

We had only morning services today because Franklin Graham spoke in the afternoon. I did not go because it rained off and on, was outside and not really ADA accessible as it was in a football/soccer field. Mr. Graham had been to Saipan and spoke on Friday. One of his charities sent water, tarps, and other aid to Saipan after that awful typhoon. They were there before Fema could get its act together. I was not aware he helped in this way.

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Jane...I hope you enjoyed crockpot meal today.

Nasfkab...I lived in diverse neighborhoods and enjoy different foods.

Karen...I am glad you like redwoods and movie and have less pain. Amazon advertises movies on facebook, but I keep forgetting to write titles down so I can watch.

Thelma...Sorry about tummy, butt dragging and leaving fitbit at home. You are right about her having several marriages. I am glad she was arrested and going back to Idaho. I think she is mentally ill. Her hubby's maybe mentally ill too. His wife died two weeks before marrying her and received large ins check. Her disabled son takes medication and no medication has been bought for him since disappearance. I think hypnosis or truth serum is the only way to get her to tell them where kids are.

I read story that 11 yr old girl gave birth to baby in bathtub. The father was her 17 yr old brother. He admitting have sex with her 100 times and didn't know she was pregnant. Father (brother) took premature baby to hospital stating ex girlfriend left child on his porch. He finally confessed. Parents claim they didn't know this was going on. The parents and son were arrested. Girl is with family and baby in hospital. Sick!

Thunderstorms and rain until afternoon. Then, sun came out. Cool and rain for Sunday. Then, heat strikes. I had slow start but managed to clean apt. I put new rug I bought down in bathroom and it is too small. I ordered larger one that will be delivered to the store. I will return small rug and pick up large one on Friday.

Sat was first day of electronic voting for primary here and problematic.

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Sorry you are not feeling well.

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I saw that photo of the smiling.....well I ain't gonna call her Mother since a Mother would not do what she is doing. Been married for a few months and this is her 5th marriage if I remember right. Children last seen about time she remarried. Held on 5 million dollar bond. Even an older sibling pleading with his Mother to reveal where they are. WHAT is wrong with people???
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Hello Friends

I have no plans for the weekend. Last night I watched a movie on AMAZON. Lots of options, I chose this one ..REDWOOD HIGHWAY because Rolland & I enjoyed the Redwood trees on our visit to the west coast. It was pretty good.

JANE... I HOPE THAT CROCK POT MEAL TASTE GREAT. I have no idea what I will have for lunch or supper. Maybe a baked potato? I love fish. Don't think I have any in the freezer

TEE.... I saw the smiling mom. I'm really glad the mother of the 2 missing kids from Idaho has been arrested in Hawaii. Now to get her to tell where the kids are.

Right now I am almost pain free. Of course I had to take my meds & rub my legs to get there.

Wishing all of you a great weekend!


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Tee that is great you enjoy food from other countries.

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Jane...Glad you are doing better. Sorry sign language class was cancelled and you couldn't eat crockpot meal. My crockpot is old and only high setting works.

Nasfkab....I watched cooking show where chef traveled to India and sat with families as they cooked. Looked delicious and interesting.

Karen... I hope weekend plans develop for you. Did you watch news about woman that won't tell authorities were her kids are located? She had a smile on her face in courtroom.

Finished scarf is orange, yellow and white. I call it a Halloween scarf. The scarf I am working on is yellow and green. Charity org gives me material that consists of two or three different yards. Here is picture of scarves:



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Great that you are learning sign language, Jane, sorry you made a mistake in the slow cooker in setting it up. All the best to you.

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I had planned to go to a sign language class today but the lady who planned to teach it is not feeling well. We did talk a little and she said she hopes to be able to teach the church body one or two signs a week. I think that is a great idea.

I bought a large slow cooker and did not look carefully so put the settings on warm instead of hot. I had planned to have some of the food for dinner but it is not going to happen.

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Nothing new to report from OHIO. No plans for the weekend but that could change.

Hope you all enjoy your weekend!

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Tee, I heard some about the debate while driving around.
I think your scarfs are more interesting. What colors did you use?
I liked Legos better years ago when the child could make his own creation instead of just one thing from them.
With your health issues losing weight is probably not as easy as it is for others. I am with you on that. I lost 70 pounds soon after joining SP and then broke my ankle…
I have enjoyed Mary Higgins Clark’s books.

Thank you for the encouragement NASFKAB. Time will tell in regards to the chemo. I am thankful it just goes into the bladder and not into the bloodstream.

Karen, part of my problem is age and also the first polyp that was removed is close to the mouth of the bladder into the urethra.
I am doing much better today.

NASFKAB, I may try the rolled up towel when in extreme pain.

I saw the endocrinologist today, the labs show everything the same so no change in meds. I will see her again in a little over six months so I can be sure to travel this summer.

Take care, stay warm and dry everyone.

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Nasfkab...Sad no foam rollers there. My pt said I could use tennis balls. She taped three tennis balls together for me to use at home.

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I know a foam roller is the same as the towel but we do not have them here, Tee.

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Nasfkab...Your veggie recipe sound delicious. Cooking or drizzling oil over veggies helps the body absorb the vitamins. I saute or roast veggies with oil spray, garlic and other spices. I used to carpool with an indian woman that shared her meals with me and enjoyed every bite. A foam roller does same thing as rolled up towel.

Karen....No leg pain. Reason doctor said leg pain is from back bc sciatic nerve goes from skull to toes. I had side hip pain a long time ago that specialist said was due to iliac. Front hip pain comes from hip.

It was 80 during day and cool at night.. Rain this weekend. Then back to 80s next week. I wonder if we will have hot summer and I should order new ac.

Using heating pad led to good night's sleep but woke with terrible allergy and headache. Claritin did away with symptoms.

Off to bed with book and heating pad so I can swim today.



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I know my therapist tells me to lie on a rolled up towel in the lower back for 10 minutes when in pain.

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NAS....It sure would be nice to visit you. In May we have a WORLD AFFAIR event in Dayton. That is the only access I have to Indian food. I liked it.

TEE...Do your legs hurt? My foot doctor told me the nerves that control the legs are in the lower back. My lower back is what causes my legs to hurt. I am thankful that my meds & cream lower my pain & make it bearable.

JANE.... I can understand how hard it must be to hold urine. It is much harder for me as I age. In hope you are getting rest today.

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Its OK Tee hate sitting in traffic.By the way our food is like what is served in Indian restaurants but quite different as we are from Bengal. One way I cook veggies is to saute chopped garlic, & onions adding some chopped green chili in very little oil then add the veggies cover & cook. My way is to use several kinds. You are most welcome to visit us when I am in MD May-July, to see what we do, Karen. Hope the chemo works out Jane.

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Jane....Money back from ins company. Amazing! I am praying chemo goes well with no side effects.

Nasfkab...I would love to hear about your food.

Thelma....Glad you got cortisol shot and can move without pain. My friend that had eye plugs said they didn't work. I hope you have better luck.

Karen....Great that you have mild weather. Bummer about cold following.

I had jury duty once. I was in jury room all day, never called, and went straight to pt due to pain. I got doctor's excuse after that. Now I am the age where I can excuse myself without doctor's signature.

I finished a scarf and started another while watching debate. Then, I watched Lego Masters. I am not crazy about Legos but the creations the contestants make are magnificent. I watched a weight loss video afterwards. I am upset about not losing weight especially when I see other Spark members losing. Not sure if I am desperate enough to pay $$ for the video, diet, etc.

I took dehydration med and dyed my hair so I can have cut when weather warms up. My hip was fine all day and aches now. I think pain is radiating from back. I will nuke heating pad and read with it on. I am reading I'll be seeing you by Mary Higgins Clark. Small print and hard to read.


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I had chemo this morning and go back next Thursday for another round. Trying to keep fluid in bladder for two hours is terrible. I did not make but more than the last times. I came home exhausted.



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JANE... Lets pray that your body will recieve the chemo treatments without complications.

We are having mild temps this week but not yet long sleeve only days. It is expected to get cold tomorrow. Ohio winter.

I sure wish we did not have to deal with all of these pain things but it is what it is. Are you doing better today, TEE.

I am interested in your foods Nas...especially veggies!

I have been following a trial out of Florida. Not sure this guy is guilty of murder. I have never had jury duty & would not want to sit on a jury for murder trial. Hope they get it right!

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Karen, we do the hand sanitizer when we return to vehicle but that does not always do the trick but I am willing to give anything a try. Calendar is free for a while except DH's blood work and Dr appt to discuss that....I just may stay home since the flu is rampant in dr office.
Sorry you are hurting Tee....at this point in our lives we should not go thru all that
Jane, will keep you in thoughts and prayer while going thru treatment....hopefully no big issues with change in chemo
So where do I start? On Monday sun was shinning and warm enough to get away with long sleeve shirt....house needed cleaned up but no way I was staying inside. Grabbed the pruners and around edge of yard to cut off any small limbs brushing us in face as we mow and to get those dad blame briers! I cut a pile of them. Then got tractor and huge cart behind and picked up that mess along with sticks blown into yard....I even drug over some large limbs out of elderly neighbors yard. I was stiff yesterday morning BUT my knee felt better and was able to go downstairs leg over leg.....I figure the bending over I did stretched the knee to position it needed to be bent....no matter why I am happy. Appt with Dr for shoulder yesterday was told shoulder was frozen...not bad she said but frozen. She said she could do cortisone shot or left alone would likely heal in THREE years.....sorry but I am NOT that patient...so got shot and told to move arm around....felt some relief already with range of motion....this gals got things to get done round here....of course DH told me to not go crazy....he does know who he is talking to right???
At eye Dr last week she suggested the eye duct plugs to remedy the dry eye that I have had for years. I am tired of looking like I have cried all night or been on a drunken spree but told her I did not think medicare would pay.....well I looked it up when I got home and it DOES...so seriously thinking of doing that....the over counter drops don't work that well and can't afford Restasis
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NASFKAB, I saw on another post that you said something about Bangladeshi food. Is it similar to what is served in Indian restaurants?
I love to try new foods.

Karen, having something to keep you occupied so you stay in and stay safe from the flu sounds good to me.

Tee, hope things get better for you. What are you reading?
Great to hear that your GS called and thanked you for the books.

I called the insurance company today and found out I have met my deductible and out of pocket expenses so will not be paying anymore unless it is something the insurance does not cover. I should also be getting money back because I have over paid.
As far as I know I will be starting chemo tomorrow. It will not be what I had before because my body reacted against it. It will be put into my bladder so should not be as harsh on my whole body as being put into my bloodstream.

I did make it to church this evening and enjoyed the lesson about the wise and foolish men who built their houses on the rock and sand. Having the right foundation is so important.

Stay warm, safe and dry everyone.

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Jane.....Good that your governor is concerned about residence safety. Nice that New Zealand team will play. I hope your ins issues are resolved. Maybe ins rep meant you have had a lot of insurance (true) not health issues. Your EOB ( explanation of benefits) usually has a letter(a,b,c) or number on right side of medical charge line that matches letter or number at bottom of page explaining why it was denied. Three denials probably means duplicate bills. Duplicates are common when facility hasn't received payment.

Karen...Great that you enjoy streaming and not exposed to flu.

Nasfkab...Sorry you barely go out.

My hip acted up last night. I fell asleep with heating pad and pillow between knees. Slept well, but lacked energy upon waking. Wind returned along with my allergies. I took Claritin and had stomach problems all day. It is always something! I started reading new book last night.

My GSs called to thank me for books I sent them for V day. They will read them on drive to the Cub's training camp this weekend.

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I barely go out myself but that is also due to my disabilities. All the best Karen.

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Good news that the games will be postponed. I hope the insurance problem is over for you Jane.

I am watching too many TV prograns & movies. I am thankful I have the access & so far staying home more has helped me to avoid the flu.

Hope you are all doing well.

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PTL! Our govoner is not going to allow the team from Hong Kong to come to Guam at this time! I know this may sound harsh but the safety of the people of this island is too important to put into jeopardy. A team from New Zealand will be playing on Sunday.

Thelma, I hope the doctors can figure out what is going on with your knee.

NASFKAB, we take care of our children one day at a time. Be strong.

Karen, good to hear your daughter will be closer and driving will be better.

Tee, glad the hose arrived and sleep improved. So now you will start another book?

The Tuesday Lunch Bunch went to a restaurant that has moved from Dededo Village to Tumon Village which is the heart of our tourist area. When we went in the ladies came to us so delighted to see us as we had been at the Dededo restuarant often in the past. Where they are located is not handicapped friendly but the staff is so sweet that it makes up for it.
I got a letter from my doctor today saying my mammogram was clear so I just need to be sure to have one next year.
I called AETNA Insurance today because some things have been denied, one of them three times. The young man I spoke to said I have had a lot of issues since October. Don’t I know that! I really do not want a thyroid issue or bladder cancer or cardio problems and I would love not going to the doctor to have a toe nail removed. Oh, and the cyst on the liver in October really hurt!

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Jane...Good that you were given two salads instead of rice. Postponing tournament is good.

Thelma...I never went on cruise since can't stand confinement and would swim to shore. I agree with body part contest. I hope you don't light up from all the tests. Good luck seeing ortho and shopping. Grandparent sentiment is adorable. I like the part about taking out teeth and gums. My nephew told his classmates that his aunt ( me) took out her eye ( contacts). Kids say the darndest things.

Nasfkab...Living with disabled non verbal adults child must be difficult. My BF's son is autistic and communication was hard.

Karen...Glad your GD is moving closer to youngest son and you. Nice that you are enjoying streaming. I tried watching Amazon prime and couldn't find anything I liked. So, watched Netflix. Commercials, etc is what I dislike about Prime.

I met two gym members that just returned from Carribean cruise. They were constantly given wet hand towels and gel. Cruise was so inexpensive, they could pass it up.

New cpap hose arrived and I slept well. No wind and I felt good today. Arthritis class did away with my hip pain. Book was good to the end. I am tired, going to eat dinner and watch tv.



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I do not know that part of Ohio, Karen. Sister lived in Akron, one nephew studied at Ohio State University in Columbus, niece was at Hiram College. Visited my husband's cousin in Chilicothe once.

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I agree the games should be postponed. This virus has too many unknowns.

My granddaughter will be moving to Dayton Ohio. That is a little closer to me. I am more familiar with I-75 which is the route to her place. It is also near where my youngest son lives.

I am watching lots more TV, My new streaming system there is more to watch.

My pain comes & goes. Hope you are in less pain Tee.

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Hope your hip pain decreases, Tee, stay well. Thank you Jane, my son is 52 now intellectually challenged almost non verbal that is my life, I hope they postpone the games. Thank you very much for the picture about being a grandparent, stay well & enjoy your day.

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Jane....I think the games should be delayed or cancelled with the virus being a real threat.I have been on 2 cruises...1 with ocean view and the next one was with a balcony. I don't think I could handle anything but a balcony after that but being stuck on a cruise and confined to your room would drive me to thinking of diving and swimming to shore....lol
Sorry about the hip pain Tee...I think my body has a contest to see who can drive me to tears first...if it ain't one part of body it is another and sometimes they all chime in at once...I'm a mess!!
This winter has been mild with temps going into 50's and a few 60's then dive into the 20's and 30's....been a constant seesaw....no wonder people are sick. DH is coming up on a routine blood work and office visit next week. We both go to these visits to keep in check what one forgets maybe the other will pick up on....but I am seriously thinking of telling him to listen up good and I will just stay home that day and out of an area that may have germs ready to attack. We use hand sanitizer when we go shopping but one of these days our number will be up. I have appt with Ortho tomorrow and a few things to check out at Kohl's so have to remember to fill the near empty bottle of sanitizer before we leave
My steps are really getting sad with the knee being the way it is.And Tee, I am unable to have MRI so hope there is another way to check if it is the meniscus.....I do know when I decide to have tumor removed from neck in the spring that I will be required to have a lung xray before surgery and with the CT scan a few weeks ago and several xrays before pacemaker then afterwards when hurt shoulder then I figure I alone would light up the east coast from the glow emoticon emoticon

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NASFKAB, I am sorry to hear about your son. Great that your daughter is able and willing to work with such boys.
I have worked with special needs children in the past but did have a one-on-one aide with children as disruptive as this boy is.

Karen, I agree that the parents may need a respite and if someone else that the boy will listen to will be willing to be with him I am fine with that.
Glad you were able to spend time with your family and get some nice clothes.
Does not going to Columbus mean your daughter and family will be closer to where you live?

Tee, sorry the allergies are back.
Hope you enjoyed the end of your book.

I had lunch with the Monday Lunch Bunch today. I have learned to ask for something besides rice and often get two salads instead of the rice.

There is supposed to be a basket ball tournament here in a few days. One of the teams is from Hong Kong and there is a lot of opposition about the team coming because of the caronavirus. Guam turned away a cruise ship that wanted to dock and embark the passengers here. The ship ended up with someone who had the virus and would have contaminated people here if they had not been turned away. People are saying to delay the tournament until the threat is over.

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Nasfkab...I wish I didn't have to go buy things.

Jane...I am sorry you had hard class and leaky tire. It is good you told boys parent that adult needs to be with him. My daughter has a boy like that in her class and goes thru this daily. He qualified for one on one and behaves now.

Karen...Glad you enjoyed meal with your GD and shopped at thrift store. Congrats to your GD promotion. Where is their new home located?

So much for feeling great yesterday. Wind was blowing when I woke and allergies made me feel awful. I managed to make it to the gym in the afternoon. Jogged in the pool which I think it causing my hip pain. Need to use the roller and work it out after class tomorrow.

50 more pages to read in order for me to find out who the killer is. So I am heading to bed.



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Have never visited Columbus though used to visit my sister & her family in Akron when we lived in US 91-96 & later.

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JANE... I am so sorry the special needs student caused so much chaos in the Sunday School class. I hope another adult will be available in the future. the parent might really need a short respite & hope they are in adult class.

Columbus is sure a nice place to visit! DD picked me up around 10 yesterday. We made the drive arriving in time for lunch with dear granddaughter. It was a leisurely meal since they watched the Dayton flyers game while we ate & visited. We went to a high end consignment store. I am used to paying very little for my clothes so paying 12.00 for tops were high end prices. LOL. I found a pair of pants for 4.00 & a book for .25 cents. I also got 2 tops & a beautiful white topper.

It was about 930 when we got home. We had already stopped for supper. I don't often eat two meals out in one day so it was for sure a treat.

My granddaughter & her hubby will be able to move into their new home soon. She is driving more than an hour each way to her job at a health clinic. The job is going well. She has recently been designated CHARGE NURSE. She took the job a few months ago anticipating the house would be ready in November. The elevator install caused a delay. Hubby is in wheelchair so the elevator is needed. This will be our last trip to Columbus to visit her.


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As you know I live with a special needs person, Jane my son. My daughter in MD works with a special needs boy. They are in Junior High.

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Thelma, I am sorry it is so cold and relieved it is warming up.
It does not seem right that meds we really need are so expensive. Too bad another company cannot make the med now that the patent is lost.
Glad there are no broken or cracked bones from missed step. Do be careful.

Jo Ann, walking around the block is farther then the cal-da-sack.
Bacterial infections are no fun.

Tee, I hope you can figure out what you are allergic to.
Glad things were great for you on Saturday.
I agree that at 92 enjoying a piece of bacon daily and pizza once in awhile should be fine.

I had a hard class today. The special needs boy was terrible! I could not get him to settle down and stop doing things to other children. I give the children a chance to pray and asked him. He said yes and then just stared at me so I moved on. He pitched a fit. I finally told him no balloon and he did all sorts of things including touching an organ and then kicking it. When I pulled him away he started hitting at me. After class I told the mom that I could not have him in class unless there was another adult to care for him. I was in tears and really upset. I have never had a child so out of control.
I love to teach but today was awful.

I had a leak in one of my tires and it took over an hour to get it fixed. I was told it would take a short wait but I do not consider an hour short.

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Tee I hardly go to buy anything so when I do use cash.

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Jane.....Sorry about getting up to go potty. Glad you went back to sleep. Sleep is repairing. It was sweet of BF's DH to change lamp screws. My cpap setting is low. I had hot cocoa instead of chamomile tea last night. No dryness plus apnea was lowest since I started using machine. Chamomile is a flower that I could be allergic to. I drank a chamomile with rose, etc tea the beginning of the week and my allergies were awful.

Thelma... I hope shoulder CT shows cause of your pain. Glad knee isn't broken. Your symptoms could be from torn meniscus. An xray won't show this. Need MRI to see if meniscus is torn. I have torn meniscus that causes pain, swelling and walking, etc. problems. I wonder why eye drops didn't go generic. Terrible that Allergen using tribe to keep their a$$ets..

JoAnn...Great about you walking this week. I hope you receive good news from ID doctor.

Nasfkab...Thanks for the Sunday wishes. You mentioned not having a credit card. Do you use cash or checks to pay for things?

It was cold and foggy in coastal So CA Friday night. I had to dry car windows so I could drive home. Cold and damp tonight. Suppose to be foggy morning and night until Tuesday. Decent afternoons.

I felt the best I ever felt when I woke on Sat. No allergies or pain and lots of energy. I cleaned, changed bed, did laundry, shopped and cooked. Dipped strawberries in dark chocolate and had a few after dinner.

An elderly gentlemen spoke to me in grocery store. He said thanks for recommending the frozen pizza. I replied, "I don't eat pizza." Then, he handed me a package of bacon he likes and pointed to artificial ingredients. I told him not to worry about AI. Nitrates are worrisome. He said he was 92 and enjoyed one piece of bacon daily. I told him to enjoy the bacon and pizza.





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I walked around the block twice this week and I am feeling better. Another dr. appt. this week to see the infection doctor. Karen , you asked about if I had the flu, they didn't say it was. Three different bacterial infections.

I hope you are all doing good. It is warm here in southern Calif. I hope it warms up for those of you living in the cold .

Jane, rest up.

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Hello ladies....I have been following this post but have not commented for a while....sometimes the slow internet just not worth getting on and then when I do I try to read what is going on just to keep up.
Karen, when we lived in an old farmhouse letting faucet drip was a must and then sometimes that was of no help or we found ice built up in sink....YES it was THAT cold and the draft going under crawl space was just not blocked off no matter what we did.
We were once with Citi bank but they decided to charge a yearly cost and we left. I will say that when someone charged over 3 thousand dollars all the way across the USA they called to see if it was us and we did not have to pay anything
I have been reading so much of late of children missing that it is scary what people are capable of doing without any hesitation emoticon
Jane hope you get your energy back but perhaps your body telling you that you are in need of rest
Was all of 8 degrees here this morning....BRRRRRR but sunny now and the birds are singing thier hearts out...it is to warm up each day now. Winter has been rather mild this year...not that my bones would be able to tell you that
Had eye appt yesterday. Good news is that nothing has changed....no better but thank God no worse. One of my ongoing issues for years has been chronic dry eyes. When DH was working the insurance + coupon from manufacture cost me $10 per month. Now on medicare it would cost me a couple hundred dollars per month...so I use over the counter drops that do little to nothing for it so me and tissues are close buddies. When eye Dr asked did I want a script for Restasis...which is what I used when had DH insurance I told her I could not afford it....then she told me something that totally aggravated me....I copied this from internet of the summary of what she said
"Jun 21, 2018 - Manufacturer Allergan lost their patents for Restasis last year, but we still haven't seen a generic. ... In an attempt to protect Restasis' patents, last September, Allergan moved them to a tribal zone arguing that patents could not be reviewed if they were housed by a sovereign entity."
Now you talk about DIRTY!!!! Where is our government to protect the consumers??...
Have appt with Chiro Tuesday to hear results of CT of shoulder....she did have xrays of knee when I told her I missed last rung of ladder a few days before appt and it did not show any bones broke but the swelling still there if on feet a lot during day and still stiff enough that I have to go down steps one at a time....I can now come up steps leg over leg but going down ain't gonna happen right now....still icing it but begin to feel like a popsicle

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Karen, leaky faucets are usually frowned on but a drip is better than a break.
I have not heard much about the couple who are in Hawaii but no one knows where the children are.
Locust in Kenya? When did that occur?

Tee, I am so sorry to hear that Citibank is so awful.
I have not been on FB unless I get a notice. I am tired of going through the back door as it is time consuming.
Is you cpap set too high? I wake up sometimes with a dry mouth from sleeping with my mouth open.

I woke up around four this morning, used the toilet and went back to sleep until eight forty!
My BF and her DH came over and he changed the screws in the light fixture in my carport. The old ones were rusty and the globe was wiggly as it was part of the original house which I started buying in ’79.
Slept a lot again today.

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Jane...Glad you had your keys and neighbor boy waved to you. Sorry about sleeping a lot.

Karen...Dripping faucets is good idea. Good to read you are enjoying Amazon movies. I was talking about same children. Court ordered parents to tell them location of children. Grandparents waited at court house, and parents didn't show up. News showed that parents received message from one of the children stating she missed them and was okay. Authorities are looking at private school records now.

I think Jane is right about Citibank. They charged me again for their website not working and I called in my payment before it was due. I told rep is Dec and Jan that their website wasn't working which caused the problems. They supposedly checked website and noted it wouldn't accept my payments. Then, confirmed there were problems with their website. I also told rep in Dec that Citi sent an email stating I would be not be charged. They charged me $50 so far for their non working website. Cover your ears tomorrow when I talk to them.

Jane I receive facebook notices on my cell but not desktop. A setting on my desktop isn't right. I received note that something isn't right on my ATT mail and need to look into it. I hate calling them since their techs are overseas and I can't understand them.

I woke extremely dry this morning. Removed cpap and fell asleep again. Had allergies and forced myself to go to gym in afternoon. Gym is climate controlled and no allergy symptoms there. I ran into friends that I have not seen in a while. Left gym at 7 pm, did errands and didn't get home until 9 pm.

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That was a great exchange, Tee, & happy for your grandson. Stay well, Jane. Had not seen about the couple who seem to have lost their children. Stay well.

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Happy Valentines Day

It is pretty cold here so I thought it wise to let the faucets drip. Not much going on at my place. I think I will have shrimp & baked potato for supper.

Last night I watched a movie on Amazon called BROKEN MEMORIES. It was about a family dealing with Alzheimer was pretty good.

TEE... I am talking about the kids whose mom is in Hawaii but refused to tell where the kids are. 3 people close to this couple are dead. I hate that this couple talks about the second coming of Christ but refuse to tell where the kids are. I fear they are dead.

What is it with locust in Kenya?


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Karen, I got teased about where my keys were this evening.
Snow days were not common where I lived in Oregon but they did occur.

Tee, yes, children can be a blessing. This evening the boy waved at me as I was leaving for a church fellowship. I could tell before that he was being careful as he had not seen me much, but after his mom and I talked he is fine.
Sorry about your hip hurting you.
A nice fish dinner sounds great. It is good when friends can help each other out.

Keys were in my pocket this evening. Our church had a Valentine’s Day fellowship which was a lot of fun.
I did a lot of sleeping off and on today. Not sure what is up.

Stay safe, warm and dry everyone.
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Jane...Neighborhood children keep us young. Good that you retrieved covers. I put yarn keyholder around my neck when I leave home. Wear it around neck when entering gym since membership card is on it and requires scanning. Holder goes In snap pocket on backpack with yarn hanging out when at work, church, store, etc.

Karen...Sorry about snow and school cancellation. Glad you aren't in pain. Are you talking about the two children whose parents won't tell authorities were they are? The parents were seen holding hands walking on beach in Hawaii.

It was cool here. I stopped at grocery on way home from work to buy veggies on sale. Store was crowded with people buying candy and flowers for V day.

My hip pain is back, It was gone yesterday and back today. Could be dehydration medication I took. I won't take medication and see if pain stays away.

My 9 yr old grandson received invitation to gates ( gifted children) conference. He is 1 of 6 third graders to go and excited.

I helped my neighbor with cell phone and he made me fish dinner. Good exchange since I didn't feel like cooking.



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Interesting to know about your neighbours, Jane I do not use my keys as such as someone is always with me. Great you are feeling better today, Karen.

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We got lots of snow. Schools are cancelled. I am not in much pain today. YAY!

Anyone following the case of the two missing sibs from Idaho? I pray they are found safe but does not sound good.

I think Elsie was trying to help her granddaughter raise her three young girls. I pray Elsie is doing ok & will post soon.

I wear my keys around my neck. I slip them in mpy purse when I go to church, etc. They are easier to find in my purse.































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NASFKAB, thank you.

Tee, I have had the book Stellaluna. It has a great relationship to Guam and Micronesia because our bats are fruit bats. They are endangered now but were considered a special treat to eat here on Guam.
I like your idea of of wearing the keys but they do not look nice when dressed up. I do need to think about putting the keys in a pocket or on a ribbon around my neck when I leave the house so I have them on my body.

It has been windy here. I have covers for my washer and dryer as they are outside. They blew off and since I have a fence were still in the yard. I retrieved them this morning, put them back, then put a cement brick on top of the washer and dryer. When I go off island I put a brick on the washer and dryer so they do not blow away during a typhoon. I ended up with a dryer out in the yard after one of our typhoons years ago.
I have a new neighbor across the street. Her family has owned the house for years and her parents have died. Her son is about 10 and has been fun to watch out playing. Several of the families have passed their homes down to the children. I think I am the oldest at this time.



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You know Elsie, Tee, she is in Over 70 team with Karen & I, she has not been posting there for some time. She had some issues cant recall what. Great you slept last night. All the best to all.

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Jane...Thank goodness BF drove you home to pick up extra set of car keys. I recommend buying the book Stellaluna for your GGD. It is about family, one of my favorites and has 5 star rating like Rainbow Fish.

Nasfkab....I know Elsie and wasn't in 70 group. Her page is set to private and she may not be around much.

I wear my keys around my neck on same device people use for work badges. My gym and store cards are also on the ring. Most seniors wear this ring here. I gave one to my friend that was always misplacing keys or locking them in her car. She hasn't done either since she started using it.

I put the neck yarn part over my steering wheel while driving since yarn hits my leg. As I was backing into a parking space, the yarn became tangled around steering wheel. I couldn't move wheel and stuck halfway into parking space. I had to unclip keyring and untangle yarn to park car. I have been using the device for years and it is first time this happened.

I slept well last night. Climbed into bed early enough to read for hour and sleep 8 hours. Felt like a new person. Cooler, windy weather today. Work was good. I purchased wild scallops on way home. I ate them for dinner with zucchini noodles and blackberries.

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I know this Elsie she is/was in the Over 70 team both you & I are in, Karen, She does not chat with us for some time wonder what happened to her. Stay well, Tee. Great you know how to sign & use it, Jane, all the best.

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Karen, I gave a lot of my books to new teachers, especially kindergarten teachers. The reason I got the books is the bookstore had a set of “sewing” pictures form the book that I have bought for my great grand. The sewing cards are great for eye hand coordination.

Tee, my family puts up Amber Alerts on FB so I am aware of the problem and that was why I said something about a child yelling “Fire” if they feel threatened.
I hope you figure out what is causing you to be weak when you wake up.
My bank is actually a local credit union which has banking facilities.
Hope you enjoyed your reading.

I went to a meeting for the hospital volunteers today that lasted a long time. Came home, rested then went grocery shopping, came home, rested and then went to church.
I started signing at the deaf gentleman’s request and the interperter came in a little late but before the preaching started.
I locked my keys in my car this evening. If the door is unlocked and I put my keys in it should not lock but it did. My BF brought me home so I could get my other set of keys. I used my emergency key to get in the house. I have the house key in a place that I can tell the medics how to find it if I am hurt or sick and need them to come in.

What a day.

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Jane...I worked for bookstore and sold a lot of Rainbow Fish books. It was one of my favorites. I your GGD likes it. Glad you have directions to pick up checkbook. Sorry about attempted abduction. I hope person is caught. Attempted abductions happen a lot here.

Nasfkab...Thanks for kind words.

Karen....I remember St. Bernard. Let me know if you hear from her.

There was a huge moon when I drove home last night. The size of a watermelon. A lovely 70 degrees here today. Windy tonight.

I slept last night, but need to get to bed earlier since reading for an hour cuts into my sleep time. I have been weak upon waking. Thought it was due to taking magnesium before bed. Didn't take mag last night and still weak this morning.

I had stomach problems yesterday. Sat down on gym sofa and dozed for an hour. Stomach problems again today along with hip pain. I never have hip pain. Hmmm! Symptoms started when warm weather arrived and wonder if it is allergies.

Citibank removed the $750 charge. I don't have a bank account with them. Only Costco Citibank credit card. So don't know if they require high balance, etc. Chase use to have free senior checking. They did away with it and require high balance or direct deposit monthly to avoid fees. I don't know what Bank of America or Wells Fargo require since I never banked with them.

I am going to watch tv and climb into bed during news and read. Night!



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I have now figured out that Elsies Spark name is ST.BERNARD. I found her on another team & sent message. She might not have been on this team.

We are to get some sunshine today so I hope to get out to the bank, pay utilities & get some groceries.

Jane... I do believe I have the book you mentioned. I have many childrens books from my years working with preschoolers. I need to find a good place to donate.



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Sorry about your sister, Tee & great you found your water bottle & I do not have any credit cards hope you slept last night. All the best to you, Jane.

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Jo Ann, I am so sorry you have been sick. Do follow the doctor’s orders about exercising. We want you around.

Karen, my memory with names is terrible. If you remember Elsie’s username we might be able to track her down.

Tee, yes, I need to let my bank know when I will be off island and where I plan to go. I usually do it by states so I have some wiggle space.
Glad you found your water bottle.
Citibank is not one I like to deal with. If I remember correctly they demand a high balance and charge the person if the account goes below that amount. That may be for Guam but…
Sorry about your sister.

Had lunch at Applebees with the Tuesday Lunch Bunch. We all had the salad.
I tried to find the place that the woman who called said my bank book was. I could not find it so tried to call and someone else answered. I came home and put a plea out on one of the groups I belong to here. I had mixed up the phone number but trying to get a map to the office was a challenge. I finally got a map by asking where the IT&E office was in that area. Now to get the bank book.
I did pick up the book, “The Rainbow Fish” that I had ordered for my great granddaughter and ordered some books for me.

We had an attempted abduction of a fourth grader today. It was being talked about on one of the radio stations and the people said they had been taught to yell fire instead of help if there was a problem. I say this so you can talk to your grands about being safe and getting help.

Stay safe, warm and dry everyone.

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Jane...It is good that your bank called to make sure you made those transactions. Do you notify the bank that you are traveling? My daughter has to notify her bank when she leaves her town ( visits me, her siblings, etc) or they deny debit card transactions.

JoAnn...Sorry you had pneumonia and kidney infection. Take it easy until you have the strength to walk.

Karen...I don't know Elsie.

I found my water bottle. It was in the trunk of my car. It fell out of my gym bag when I put it in trunk. My trunk light is out,which is why I didn't see it.

I received an email from Citibank that my credit card balance was $1,000. They charged me the $750 that they didn't pay. I am ticked the fraud unit that told me they didn't pay charge allowed charge to show up on my statement. I filed dispute with them to remove charge.

It rained all night and warm today. My new cc arrived before I left for the gym. I swam and food shopped afterwards.

I love my sister, but she is driving me crazy. She texts me daily with her list of meds and symptoms. She thinks I am a PDR. Today she texted me about a drink a cardiologist is selling. Argh! She needs to stop watching tv while resting and get out of condo.

I slept little last night. My apnea was high. Going to climb into bed since my coworker is out and I have to deal with patients.





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Do not know Elsie I joined this team a few months back.

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Jo Ann... I am glad you are feeling better. Did you have the flu, too? I know it takes longer to recover as we age. Get the rest you need at home.

I have been thinking about a lady that use to post regularly on Spark. I think she was on this team as she was helping to raise her great grandchildren. Her name was Elsie & I believe she lived in Missouri. Anyone heard from her lately?

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