Saturday, September 23, 2017

Addendum from Flo Jean



The days are shorter.
But the temps are near ninety.
Summer slow to leave.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017


I saw the orthopedist this morning - all looks okay on x-rays of the new knee.  Exercise more and lose weight - usual stuff.  Except - he's going to retire at the end of October. He made some recommendations for a new doc, gave me all my x-rays, and will send copies of his office notes if requested.  I still see a rheumatologist, so I guess I'll hold off on starting with a new orthopedist for a while. We'll see how that works out.

Monday, September 18, 2017

End of summer life

It's been really quiet around here.  We had a birthday party after swimming for one our group.  She's just turned 90! And she is very faithful about coming to class.  We all sort of wish she weren't still driving, but she's a role model in any case.  I finally got back to duplicate this evening.  My partner and I tied for second - Wow!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Sunday Stealing

Have you ever??

1. Have you ever had chicken pox? Yes, I was 6 weeks old.
2. Have you ever shopped in Home Depot?
Yes, but I prefer Lowe's.
3. Have you ever spied on your neighbors?
Seen what was going on in the neighborhood, but not what I'd call "spying".
4. Have you ever ridden in a limo?
Yes, Randy got us one to take us back to the car after our trip on the St. Lawrence River.
5. Have you ever had a pet fish?
The girls had the giant goldfish, Cinderella.
6. Have you ever lied about your age?
7. Have you ever fired a gun?
Only a BB gun.
8. Have you ever been ice skating?
Yes, I think, only one time.
9. Have you ever played golf?
Yes, I was never good at it.
10. Have you ever hidden on Halloween because you had no candy for trick or treaters?
11. Have you ever made a prank call?
12. Have you ever gotten a tattoo?
Only as markers for my radiation treatment for breast cancer.
13. Have you ever had a massage?
Oh, yes! and I do miss having them regularly.
14. Have you ever locked your keys in the car?
Unfortunately, yes.
15. Have you ever ridden a horse?
Yes.  I think the last time was in 1969.
16. Have you ever been to the circus?
Yes, but it's been many, many years.
17. Have you ever been to Europe?

18. Have you ever built a fire?
Yes, probably when I was a Girl Scout.
19. Have you ever been skydiving?
Not bloody likely!
20. Have you ever bought something at a garage sale?
I don't think I've ever been to one.
21. Have you ever walked in on someone having sex?
22. Have you ever faked an injury to get out of something?
23. Have you ever been to a nude beach?
24. Have you ever received a speeding ticket? Yes.
25. Have you ever run a marathon?
Again, not bloody likely!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Something new

We actually saw sunshine today - first since Monday.  And, I did something I never expected to do - I bought a piece of furniture.  The girls had suggested I might think about replacing the loveseat in my living room with a loveseat-sized sofa bed.  I guess I should have thought of that myself.  Anyway, my dear friend, Vicki, shopped for one for me ( you know how I would have hated to do that myself) and picked one out today.  I've given them my information, and it's to be delivered in about three weeks.  Painless, except when the credit card bill comes.  LOL

Monday, September 11, 2017

Remnants of Irma

After agonizing with the disaster that was Harvey in Houston last month, and worrying about Anne & Nick flooding out there, we were not expecting to have to deal with this again.  (Fortunately, my only real problem here is the "worrying".)  And then here comes Irma.

Along with many others, I spent the weekend glued to the TV watching as Irma powered through the Caribbean, and then finally decided to come up the Florida Gulf Coast.  It's amazing to see the awesome power of Mother Nature and what She can do to us mere mortals.

After doing her best to wreak havoc throughout the entire Florida peninsula, Irma has spread into the Southeast.  Chattanooga is just getting the fringes of this monster.  As of dark, we'd had an inch of rain, with squalls and wind gusts.  But they'll continue overnight and through tomorrow, so we won't know the full rain total until then.  Sarah & Carson on the SC coast are still at Sue & Randy's in the Upstate (where they have lost power), but their house is okay.  Paul & Katherine in Charleston are staying home with their house pilings in a foot of water.  Their "house" is basically one story elevated, so no problem there, and their cars are safely in a nearby parking garage.  Matt & Claire are fine in the Atlanta area - only getting rain.  I'm hoping all is well with the folks in Middle Tennessee and Kentucky.

Now if Jose will just head back out into the Atlantic and bother the fish.

My heart goes out to those folks who have lost so much.

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Sunday Stealing

1. What is your middle name?
I didn't have a "given" middle name.  After getting married, I used my maiden name for my middle name.
2. What is your favorite color?
Mostly the spectrum of pink/red/purple/blue/turquoise.
3. What’s your lucky number?
Don't have one.
4. Do you have any pets?
Haven't had one in years.
5. Where are you from?
Born in St. Louis, grew up in Houston, 24 years near Nashville, and  31 years so far in Chattanooga.
6. How tall are you?
Used to be 5'7 1/2", now about 5'5".
7. What shoe size are you?
8. How many pairs of shoes do you own?
Don't know, but only three that I regularly wear.
9. What was your last dream about?
I never remember my dreams.
10. What talents do you have?
I knit, and have been a painter.
11. Are you psychic in any way?
No, but I have friends who are.
12. Favorite song?
No favorites.
13. Favorite movie?
Too many to name.
14. Are you religious?
15. Have you ever been to the hospital?
Not since last year.
16. Have you ever been in trouble with the law?
Just a couple of traffic tickets.