You really are getting hit hard @missy..Hang in there...It will work out..This will be a moment in time that you will remember in the past...I’m so happy you got some cycling and ice cream in...Hopefully you won’t miss the dishwasher repairman..but if you do..buy some paper plates and plastic forks for the short time until it can be repaired...I hope your one dryer keeps working...Fingers and toes are always crossed until RW Gate is over...We will all celebrate with you when that happens..GM girls!
@junebug17 enjoy the time with your dh and ds and I hope you have a good visit with your brother tomorrow.
@marcy wow you did have a busy day. Sweet you accomplished so much. Nice you already got all your cards out too. Thanks for the cycling love. We did reach your anticipated goal for us. All I can say is you were right. I never imagined we would reach that goal.
@Scandinavian pretty snow. Enjoy. Healing hugs to you and your mom and hope she is doing OK and you are too.
@Daisys and Diamonds it did tire him out a bit but he is so destructive still. He bit through our comforter and despite Greg's sewing repair he bit through another large area. It's hopeless. I hope you have a lovely Sunday.
@AV_ hope you are enjoying a good weekend. And relaxing and just feeling rejuvenated and restored.
@Mamabean oh I love that ring so much. Cannot wait to see it on you. And I hope you find beautiful gemstones to attach to your earrings.
@bling_dream19 did you decide which ones (all?) you are keeping? Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.
So the dryer downstairs has broken again but a different issue so we had to order a new one and who knows when that will arrive as they have a huge window of delivery and I have a doctor appt wed when the dryer is not getting delivered. I am overwhelmed once again with all that is happening. Our dishwasher broke a few days ago and while it is still usable it has to be repaired and they are due tomorrow but the time is not good and there is no way to get in touch with them. It's never-ending and if only we could be free of RW the rest would feel more manageable. And my meds have still not been approved and probably won't be. I am feeling just tired of all this but I am sure some of you can imagine.
We did have a great cycling day yesterday and hit over 60 miles again. Our total is pretty sweet.
Cycled 63 miles yesterday and
our total for the year so far...
Looking like this week will be filled with appliance repairs and deliveries and a dental appt so might not cycle at all as Thanksgiving looks cold and very windy. But if we end cycling on this note I am satisfied. Of course if we get to cycle more I will be happy to do so haha but we will see.
Today is raining and miserable so it is shampoo for all the cats but Fred who was just shampooed Friday and then errands to run. Too bad we only have one dryer on shampoo day but we will make the best of it and I just hope the dryer and washing machines we do have continue working.
Have a Funday Sunday lovely ladies. XOXO.
Leaving you with our view while cycling and our ice cream selection from yesterday. Yummmmm.
@canuk-gal My husband bought me my solitaire pendant and Embrace band at Tiffany’s. I love their jewelry but since being on PS I can’t justify spending the money on their diamond jewelry...I did buy the circlet diamond pendant and baguette band preloved. I love everything in there but won’t go in because I would be sooooo tempted!HI:
Wondered around Tiffany today--gosh I wanted EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Some fun after some busy work days.
How is everyone? NIRDI shout out!
Lovely warm sunny day. Well warm for us. LOL. Slushy and some snow melting but I think the white stuff is here to stay.
PS Mc2 is having a sale next weekend, I got an email. I think they are closing their Great Barrington store and inventory 15-35% off.
Thanks Joanne. I so appreciate your good wishes and encouragement and support. Means the world to me. Greg will have to wash our dishes etc. He’s already agreed. My hands are bleeding from the dry cold weather. It’s always something. Honestly I feel for my DH. He does most of it. I’m not a strong person. I try and I have heart but when it comes down to it I’m not strong.You really are getting hit hard @missy..Hang in there...It will work out..This will be a moment in time that you will remember in the past...I’m so happy you got some cycling and ice cream in...Hopefully you won’t miss the dishwasher repairman..but if you do..buy some paper plates and plastic forks for the short time until it can be repaired...I hope your one dryer keeps working...Fingers and toes are always crossed until RW Gate is over...We will all celebrate with you when that happens..
I’m sorry to disagree with you @missy..You ARE strong...Anyone..regardless of who you think are the strongest people..would cave with all the stress of caring for your furries these last long months. Your love for them made you persevere..That’s strength..BIG TIME....xxxxxxxoooooooThanks Joanne. I so appreciate your good wishes and encouragement and support. Means the world to me. Greg will have to wash our dishes etc. He’s already agreed. My hands are bleeding from the dry cold weather. It’s always something. Honestly I feel for my DH. He does most of it. I’m not a strong person. I try and I have heart but when it comes down to it I’m not strong.
You are strong! You have not given in nor given up. That is what counts! Hugs!!Thanks Joanne. I so appreciate your good wishes and encouragement and support. Means the world to me. Greg will have to wash our dishes etc. He’s already agreed. My hands are bleeding from the dry cold weather. It’s always something. Honestly I feel for my DH. He does most of it. I’m not a strong person. I try and I have heart but when it comes down to it I’m not strong.
@Daisys and Diamonds, thank you so much for thinking of my brother and for that suggestion! I'm going to pass this on to him today.@junebug17 i saw this and thought of your brother not sleeping
its sleep radio and has given lots of people releaf https://www.sleepradio.co.nz/about
@marcy. im sorry November is such a sad time.
i have purposely forgotten the dates of both my parents death. i remember them on their birthdays and wedding anniversary instead. i like to have a nice bottle of wine and make a real effort to cook something nice for tea (dinner)
i get very angry if anyone reminds me on the day that they died like my cousin tends to do but i choose to remember happier days not the worst day - especially as my dad was only 53
anyway maybe have a bottle of bubbly for your parents anniversary
@Mamabean wow !
awsome score !
@Scandinavian your snow is beautiful. i hope your mum and grandma are doing ok today and not in pain
@missy Ollie is so georgouse
did the play things tire him out at all ?
your most welcome junebug
Love Oliver! He looks like quite a handful and a bit mischievous the little handsome rascalGM lovely ladies and happy Monday and happy Thanksgiving week for some of us.
@junebug17 I hope your visit with your brother goes very well today and I hope he finds relief from his long term insomnia. Does he exercise during the day? I find working out does help me fall asleep more quickly. And perhaps if he is open to meditation that might help as I find many times I have trouble sleeping is because my mind is over active. Have a nice visit. XOXO.
@canuk-gal thank you. The Christmas festival you went to the other day sounded like a lot of fun and glad you also enjoyed a nice walk and dinner out. What a lovely way to spend the weekend. XOXO.
Thank you @Scandinavian. You too. How is your mom doing? Sending continued healing dust and good thoughts both your way. And please hug the pups from me. Hugs.
@Daisys and Diamonds thank you. The dishwasher is still working but the top tray is not sliding forward so hard to load but I am thinking ahead because it is only a matter of time it stops working entirely. We will see how today goes. The repairman is coming supposedly in the middle of the day but not sure if we will be here. The Dryer is really the most important thing that needs replacement over worrying about the dishwasher but it's just another drip drop of water threatening to overflow my bucket if you kwim. Hopefully we will be able to get our new dryer this week and hopefully it will work. Just so many things up in the air so not sure if scheduling will work out and we will be able to be here for the delivery. I must see the dentist Wednesday because my gums are still bleeding and it has been going on for many many months.
Yummy to Christmas pudding and hope you get to make it. So funny it's hot by you during Christmas. I am so used to a cold and occasionally white Christmas that I wonder how it would be celebrating where it is warm. Enjoy your lovely warm weather. (((Hugs))).
@marcy oh no to a huge storm that might be coming your way. I hope not. Good luck with your Christmas poem. I always love your poems. Glad you accomplished all your laundry. That is sweet. Sorry you are achey and hope today you feel all better. Sorry the ice cream wasn't as good as our ice cream but I bet it was still yummy. And haha we will never come close to this cycling record again. If we do that means we are stuck here again for many many months and that Greg isn't working so hoping that never becomes the case unless we want it to that is. Voluntarily that is. XOXO.
@Mamabean just drooling over your new zirconlicious bluetiful new ring. Wow. LOVE. Cannot wait to see it on your hand. Hugs.
@Slick1 woohoo for a short week and a well earned rest. I hope you have a wonderful week filled with loved ones, joy and yummy food. And I hope you are feeling well. Continued healing dust to you and Chase and sending love and hugs your way. Praying 2020 brings only happy and joyful times for all of us. XOXO.
We had a decent day yesterday despite all the aggravation. Greg shampooed Bobby, Tommy and Oliver and we ran errands and enjoyed a good dinner. I spent a long time in the bath and got to catch up with my oldest friend Michele who is an Ob/Gyn and we had a wonderful long convo and are all caught up. We have been friends for almost 40 years. How did we get to be so old? LOL. It beats the alternative of course but time just flies.
Today is a busy day but the whole week with the exception of Thanksgiving Thursday is busy. It will be a delicate balancing act with supposed deliveries, dental appt and repair plus HVAC guys coming to do maintenance. I am not sure what will actually occur this week and what will need to be rescheduled but hoping for the best. And most of all hoping for no phone call from the veterinarian. Fingers and toes and everything crossed.
Have a marvelous Monday girls!
Leaving you with a photo during our errands yesterday and then one of little (not so little) Oliver or to use the nickname @Mamabean likes...Patient Zero.
A rainy autumn day.
and still biting as you can see.
He is super sweet though. He likes to climb onto my pillow in the middle of the night and take up all the space next to me purring. I mean it is just precious but of course I would appreciate having some space on my own pillow and for a little kitty he sure is strong.
Wish I could make Christmas pudding! I have never tried! Is it hard?Marcy take care in the storm - hunker down and keep warm
sounds like good soup/ cassarole/stew kind of wheather
im thinking about making Christmas pudding because Gary really likes it, i read they can be steamed in the slow cooker so they wouod be eaiser than slaving over a hot stove for hours
its getting uncomfortably warm here, and Christmas baking is so hot
Thank you for your kind words and good wishes!!! We need them, I’m afraid. My mother hates chemo by now. And with the downtime it brings, the logical part of me starts doing the math to figure out if it is really worth it. But of course. Hope is worth everything.Hi NIRDI’s!
Mamabean, love your Zircon ring; that color is amazing.
Junebug, that made for a nice e day going to the office with your DH. I hope you had a good visit with your DS today. Have a safe trip if you go visit your brother tomorrow.
Scandi, I did go pick up another pair of tennis shoes today. I should be good for several months now. Our mountains have quite a bit of snow too. They are predicting 12-17 inches for us starting tomorrow night. Oh no! Beautiful picture of the snow with F enjoying the view. I hope your mom and grandmother continue to improve; sending mega dust to your mom that her next batch of chemo goes well for her.
Daisys and Diamonds, great idea to remember good days and celebrate the positive.
Missy, sweet that you exceeded my guess for mileage this year; should I increase it for next year? You guys covered an amazing amount of terrain this year. Oh no for your bad news; no luck so far on getting your medicine approved plus the dryer and dishwasher breaking down. Hope that all gets straightened out for you first thing this week. We just had some ice cream but since it was from the freezer I am sure it wasn’t as delicious as your ice cream looks.
Sharon, good luck getting started on your cards soon. I need to get started on my Christmas poem so I can get cards in the mail. Your family day sounds fun; there are a lot of great Christmas movies on TV already.
The movie was really good last night. We ended up tearing apart Marty’s seat afterwards though; he phone fell down in it; we could hear it but not find it. A guy from the theater was helping us. We found someone’s wallet too.
Today was laundry day (the mini loads compared to Missy and Greg’s daily routine), we ate at home so some cooking and dishes and I did my weekend lifting. I am kind of achy in general today probably because of the huge storm coming our way.
You really are too kind! But your kind words are much appreciated! Truly!
@Austina : lead poultices LOLOL I always made Christmas cake (very traditional recipe and pudding as well) and if I do say so (myself) they were great! Since we've downsized I don't have the Kitchen I once did and now don't do the big league Christmas baking I once did. But my family asks me every year if I will! I really adore good pudding---my Carmel sauce was yum! Maybe I should find a microwave recipe!Hello lovelies
Wow @Scandanavan, the snow looks lovely, do the doggies have snowball feet when they come in? Our old boy used to have lots of snowballs all up his legs when he played in the snow, Dottie’s coat was different, so didn’t seem to accumulate snow. Hoping things are improving with your Mum and grandmother, and that your Mum is building up her strength for her next round of chemo.
I hope you’ve caught up on your sleep @Mamabean and had fun looking after Jackson. Your new zircon is lovely, beautiful, classic design.
Oh my goodness @marcy, I hope you didn’t get as much snow as predicted, that sounds brutal. I know you’re equipped to deal with it, but oy, that really sucks. Which film did you see?
I always used to make my own Christmas pudding @Daisys and Diamonds, and it was a microwave recipe that took 7 minutes. Colin’s Mum used to steam hers for hours, and truth be told, they were like lead poultices, and far too bitter for my taste I’ve actually bought one to take with us to Adam’s. Christmas isn’t Christmas without a nice pud.
I hope you enjoyed visiting your brother today @junebug17 and that he’s doing well.
Sounds like the perfect day @canuk-gal, I’m going to try and watch White Christmas at the weekend as we won’t be here at Christmas and it’s one of my must see Christmas traditions.
It never rains but it pours @missy, I’m so sorry the dryer has gone kaput as well as the dishwasher. I hope you’ve managed to find out when they’ll be delivered. I seriously wonder what these insurance companies are taking your money for, because you’re certainly not getting what you’re paying for. How on earth can they justify not paying for drugs that you NEED? I’m so angry on your behalf. I know you’re going to be glad when this year is over, because I’m sure it must be the worst you’ve ever had.
Thanks @AV_, I try my best with Shirley, and do use distraction methods to stop her dwelling on negative things. She did start again yesterday saying she was a prisoner in her own home, but I steered the conversation in another direction, and our conversation wasn’t too bad after than.
We got a lot done this weekend, I’ve packed the cases and managed to get everything in, we’re taking so many Christmassy things for Kim and her family that the cases will weigh half as much once they’re out of them.
We went to our friends for dinner on Saturday night, the weather was absolutely foul and it was really foggy driving home.
Had a quick run to Costco this morning as it was non stop rain and we couldn’t really go out for a walk.
I forgot to post pictures of Kim’s presents, the sapphires have come out quite dark, but are actually a lot nicer IRL.
I hope I haven’t missed anyone, you’ve all been really chatty since Friday morning . The sauna’s heating up, so I’m going to get ready.
im going to make my intermediate (middle school but 2 years ) school recepieWish I could make Christmas pudding! I have never tried! Is it hard?
hmmmm caramel sauce sounds good@Austina : lead poultices LOLOL I always made Christmas cake (very traditional recipe and pudding as well) and if I do say so (myself) they were great! Since we've downsized I don't have the Kitchen I once did and now don't do the big league Christmas baking I once did. But my family asks me every year if I will! I really adore good pudding---my Carmel sauce was yum! Maybe I should find a microwave recipe!
And such nice jewellery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish I'd had a MIL like you! WOW!
You are the master of laugh-cry!Got to laugh or cry. I aim for the first.
Snow snow snow. SNOW? lolHi NIRDI’s!
Daisys and Diamonds; having hot weather while baking for Christmas sounds completely foreign to me. Christmas pudding kind of sounds like a lava cake; they are delicious. My mom used to make us a pudding when we were kids that was mostly vanilla with some chocolate pudding on top. I totally remember her stirring it forever while cooking it on the stove. We loved it.
Missy, your miles keep climbing. Sweet. Yes, I hope the next time you get in that many miles it is because you want to be at the beach house that long. As much as you do every day now; I bet you fall asleep the minute you crawl in to bed. Oh no that your gums are still bleeding; definitely see your dentist to get that addressed. Hoping your dryer gets delivered this week and works like a champ. That would be challenging to have the dishwasher rack not pull out all the way. I have a few of the rows broke in mine but not enough to get a new rack. That dishwasher isn’t that old either. I am still achy today but I bet that storm system is playing a big part in that. Gorgeous picture of the rainy fall scenery and Patient Zero is sure growing and definitely is showing his biting habit there. You do have a very busy week and I totally understand why you don’t need any more issues or problems.
Austina, we went to see Ford vs Ferrari. I would recommend it. White Christmas is such a classic and wonderful movie. Enjoy! I’ll have to try and catch it soon myself. Kim’s pendant and earrings are gorgeous. She’ll love them. They remind me of Kate’s (& Princess Diana’s) pieces.
Scandi, oh no to an unexpected bill and a surprise delivery. What a day you had! Chemo is so nasty and harsh but hopefully it helps your mom in the long run. It’s tough to know for sure. I continue to keep you all in my thoughts.
Sharon, a caramel pudding sounds fabulous and I bet you can find a microwave recipe. I found a microwave PB fudge recipe; it’s so much easier than cooking it on the stove. I supply the family Christmas cookies every year.
Work was busy today since we tried to check things through Sunday - several extra days. The snow starting by noon and is definitely piling up tonight. The ground was warm enough it melted at first but I am sure it’s icy as crud out there now. We will see how much we have in the morning.
Marty only had one client after 4 today and he cancelled so Marty made us chicken fettuccine Alfredo for supper. Such a treat.
If the snow is too deep I’ll work from home.