Dear Great Kate the wise and wonderful! Have a wonderful visit with your best friend and family. Sounds like so much fun! And I hope she gets that fridge fixed easily whenever the repair people can get there. I wrote this in the college loan thread and it is true. I value workmen as much as doctors. We need them as much or more and it is critical they know how to do their job properly. I am glad the weather has been nice by you. Greg is doing OK thanks for asking. Oliver continues to be the bane of my existence. Woke me with a loud crash at 4AM and that was it for me for sleeping. I went down and did 3 loads of laundry at 4AM and am finished now so that is something. And in between I posted in the loan thread lol. Not sure if anything I wrote made sense as I was running up and down doing laundry wash and dry and folding and it was also super early and I am on very little sleep. Hopefully nothing I wrote offends anyone.@missy My bestie and her husband travel constantly, her daughter lives in California with the 2 grands, daughter going thru divorce from very very rich guy (dunno why), son lives in Dallas, husband goes all over the world all the time solving big Blue problems with high end clients, he's a great guy, so basically they are home maybe for a week a month.. Not sure how's she coping, she got home last night, we are all meeting for brunch again at our favorite place El Dorado tomorrow - Mike, Cara and Autie too! so I will hear what she's been doing, sometimes we go over to their house after brunch so I'll hear about the fridge, it's not really loud but annoying, weather here has been nice and will still be nice till they leave Monday so they have an outdoor living area with a tv etc so they may spend time outside by the pool, the Atown thing to do. How's Greg? How's that little minx Ollie? how's our Missy? Brooklyn weather looks good for this week. Greg is one week down almost and I hope this week brings him less pain. Mike and Autie spent the day here so Cara could have some 'me' time.. Mike is a great husband I am very proud of him and also we watch Autie too, so I get my baby with his baby! wish my other baby lived here but he wants Europe next who knows figuring Chris out has been a challenge for me always. Missing you Missy the Marvelous, looking forward to meeting up this year for sure.. give my love to Greg and the furbabies.. ! xoxoxoxo
Thank you sweet Marcy. That ring is just so pretty. I hear you though on getting it. If it is meant to be but if not there will be more bling in your future. Of that I am confident. Thanks for all your lovely words and compliments. Haha re that photo with Marty and the furries. LOL. You always make me laugh Marcy and that is a good quality for sure. Thank you!@missy I am sure you feel lots of stress and pressure and hate to hear you have issues you are pushing aside for now but I know Greg has all of your focus right now. Hugs to both of you, just face things one at a time, right? I hope Greg’s visit with the nurse goes well today. That is too bad someone can’t come until Monday to look at your subzero; hopefully it’s an easy fix and they have the part(s) with them. I am glad M went with you on your long walk and to pick up Fred’s ashes; nice to have a good friend with you for that. The staff at your place definitely can’t be beat; that is awesome. What a relief to know you can count on them. Darn they don’t have cat obedience schools you could send Oliver too. I hate to hear Tommy is losing weight. The jewelry sale is a locally owned store that has rather nice jewelry, watches, silver and crystal. I just wanted to look for a deal on something I couldn’t live without. I do like the multi color sapphire ring but doubt I’ll get it. They always have a big sale around the time of the super bowl. I enjoyed all of your pictures; you have given many sweet kitties a wonderful live.
Aww thank you @AV_ yes I was happy in that photo. What was not to be happy about? I was in my twenties and life was good. I had my own apartment and I had amazing friends and a great boyfriend and my 3 furry babies. Yup, life was sweet. And it is still sweet. Just more hectic and stressful and up and down. But that is life. I feel writing is everything and it engages one fully. I can only imagine the pleasure you get from writing and being fully immersed in your work. It's a wonderful thing. Thank you for all your continued good wishes. Hugs.@missy I cannot get your words ('bussy with nothing') of my mind: writing is so like nothing & it still needs time, so there is little else to talk about. It rained here too, just as well - I'll have my break when the rains break next week. Fingers crossed for that knee pulling itself together!
ps. You look so happy in the Buster photo, it could be a portrait of the kind there were never more than a couple or only one.
Dear @Daisys and Diamonds Ugh I am sorry you and the kitties are hot and cannot run the AC. Hope the weather cools off for you soon. Exciting that you have some promising job options and I hope you get something great soon. Greg is doing OK thanks for asking. A work in progress. Stay cool and comfortable and good luck dear Daisy! Sending you bucketloads of job dust! Love that photo. Beautiful. Hugs.Dear lovely NIRDI ladies
please anyone who is sick or in pain i wish you releaf
ive been MIA so ive missed a fear few days
Missy i hope Greg is only now having healing pain
Its been hot and horrible here
We are not running the air con to avoid a big power bill so I'm trying to find a draft without all the doors and windows blowing shut
Cats are hot
They are all so cute and trusting when i water the garden they follow me around
Here is the little kitten keeping cool while im trying to hang out the washing
i found some jobs to apply for so hopefully i get something soon and something good too would be nicer
Aww sweet Joanne! I am sorry you didn't sleep well either When we don't get enough sleep we don't function fully or as well. Greg's pain level varies. From a 0-4 at rest and during exercise it can go to a 10 but the average during exercise is 5 or 6. Not bad. He isn't taking his Oxy much at all now thank goodness.Good morning! I didn’t sleep well either @missy..David snores like he’s cutting wood..OMG
I‘m not squeamish so I was looking at the incision closely..Are those lines really markings so when the surgeon closes the wound the incision is straight? It looks swollen but not bad at all. How is his pain level? I hope it’s decreasing day by day..I’m excited he’s up for a walk! Happy!
I wasn’t able to fully read everything..but did read you have some medical problems....Did you make an appointment? I know you want to wait until Greg is healed but in a few weeks he will be much better able to fend for himself so you can visit the doctor. I can’t help but worry you keep putting yourself last..We tend to do that..but you have had so much going on that you’ll never get in to see the doctor unless you fit yourself in there somewhere..Sorry if I’m overstepping...I just care that you get checked....xxxooo
Greg must have had the right argument ,) What was it? [asking for a friend]
It is trying to drawn me like that, if I let it, there be poetry about nothing ,( I've heard it can be cured by immagining a reader, but this doesn't work for me [it feels wrong - a lie or an insult, immagining parties, distracts from being one to another; one way to put It]. Writing letters works, and when there is enough in there for third parties, it is easier to call all in & talk [rare enough] preferably in person [the voice conveying things punish talking over someone else too much ,) - one ends up giving a talk ,( ]I feel writing is everything and it engages one fully. It's a wonderful thing.
Hero! [shudder] Is it OK?Today Greg wants to go outside and take a very short walk so since the weather is nicer today we will probably do that. Exciting life we have hahaha.
Oliver knocked over the remote for the ceiling light and fan and it broke but Greg patched it together thank goodness. Greg is doing OK thanks for asking Marcy. I see what you mean re the ring and yes it wasn't a worthy buy for you. I also am easily amused. But I am also quick to tears. I am a mess of emotions especially this past year. Not fun being me most of the time these past 10 months. I am enjoying spending time with M especially because she is going away again Feb 28th for a number of weeks to Arizona. So I will miss her again. How was the rest of your Sunday? Did you get to lift? Hope your Monday is a good day Marcy. XO.@missy what a rude awakening for you this morning and I’m tired just reading about all the laundry you did this morning. What did Oliver knock over? How are you doing? How is Greg? I like that ring okay but I would not wear it a lot; I prefer to buy from WF where I can upgrade stones or that place in Denver where I can upgrade everything. I’d buy a piece that I truly love from anywhere but not just something I like. I am glad I provide some comic relief; I am easily amused. Thank you for the job well wishes. Greg’s knee looks like it’s healing well. How nice that he wants to go out for a short walk. Progress, eh? I am glad his pain has improved. I am glad you spent some time with M again.
Haha the best argument of all. He couldn't live without me and turns out, neither could I. Live without him. Just wasn't completely sure at the time. Sometimes I am a slow learner.Greg must have had the right argument ,) What was it? [asking for a friend]
Oh but you are the professional dear @AV_ and for me it is more sharing my stream of consciousness. No formal writing ability whatsoever. I write like I speak. Fast and occasionally (or more than occasionally lol) chaotically. I enjoy reading everything you share here and can only imagine what a treat it is to read what you write professionally as well.It is trying to drawn me like that, if I let it, there be poetry about nothing ,( I've heard it can be cured by immagining a reader, but this doesn't work for me [it feels wrong - a lie or an insult, immagining parties, distracts from being one to another; one way to put It]. Writing letters works, and when there is enough in there for third parties, it is easier to call all in & talk [rare enough] preferably in person [the voice conveying things punish talking over someone else too much ,) - one ends up giving a talk ,( ]
You like to write!
It is. We only went one block and then back. He did fine. Despite the very cracked and uneven sidewalks we have all around us. He made it in one piece haha. Thank goodness. I need a bit of calm and peace around here for at least a short while and hopefully a longer while than that. Life has been too exciting for me in not the best way. Hugs to you dear AV.Hero! [shudder] Is it OK?
Thank you dear @Daisys and Diamonds Greg is doing OK. Sleeping fine too. His knee is very stiff but hopefully in good time it will become less and less stiff. I am glad your father in law recovered so well from his knee surgery and sorry he is now gone. I am doing OK thank you and Ollie is driving me nuts so all is as per usual here in our household. Oh except atm we are waiting for the Subzero repairman who called at 7AM (when we were expecting him at 9AM) to say he was almost here. Oh OK doorman rang. He is here. BRB.Missy, Greg's leg knee looks good
my dear late father in law had both done in his late 70s and he was back on the golf course in no time
- however he always had troubled going through security at the airport
kind sweet gentle old Irish men must be on the flag list
Anyway i hope the pain is getting less each day and he can sleep ok
i hope you are ok too, despite having a sore knee im sure Greg is always there for you to lean on
now i must find out what my dear little Ollie has been up to
Hello @Austina how is Colin feeling? How did your chat with Shirley go?@missy, I think Greg’s leg is looking really good considering he’s just over a week post-op. I’m really glad to hear that he’s not dependant on the strong pain meds and that he’s coping so well. I hope you enjoyed your walk, I’m sure you were both glad to get out and about, if only for a little while.
@Niffler75 Haha yes I know you are a professional. Truth be told that is why I went into my field. I pass out at the sight of blood (not all the time but some of the time) so I had to rule out all careers that involved blood. My hat is off to you because your career is one of the most challenging and also one of the most noble. And we need more wonderful people going into those fields.@missy Greg looks like his healing well. No gross alert here being a nurse!
Ugh I hope it gets resolved to your satisfaction and within a reasonable time frame. I am so sorry. It is an exercise in frustration I get that. Sending you lots of good vibes. And gentle hugs.I think it is the ongoing struggle getting correct support for my son and trying to get professionals in different departments to communicate with each other.
How exciting! I cannot wait to see the finished results. I think the ring is going to be amazing.I met with a lovely lady on Saturday, a jeweller and silversmith. We spent ages talking coloured stones and she is making me a ring with my spessartite and mali garnets. I will share the results when completed, but super excited as she is going to work with my designs!
Take care everyone!
GM Joanne! Were you visiting Ocean City Maryland?
Oh yes please @Jimmianne ! Looking forward to the group shot.I will post a Sepkus group shot when the « final » ring arrives on Thursday. I hope I can calm down and not buy any more. And plase don’t suggest a bling 12 step group, as step cuts are one of my favorite obsessions. Lol
Yeah a long line. The PT just left and Greg is doing very well. He has now graduated to a cane and no more walker except for exercises woohoo.Missy, you definitely have the iPhone camera expertise going on.
Greg’s incision looks healthy! But wow that’s a long line of sutures.
@missy I tried to give a clue with a Dolles Taffy..but realized later they’re also in Ocean City, Maryland. I was in Rehoboth, Delaware...I have two friends that live there full time now. The water was just as beautiful in the winter. I usually stay at the Bellmoor. It’s a much nicer hotel at that beach and cheap during the off season...I think it runs around 250+ in the summer. It only has an outdoor pool so we had to go to a Fairfield by Marriott that was right next to the cemetery..lol I was so pleasantly surprised at how clean and updated it was. The bed was super comfortable too.. It was $100 a night which would normally make me pass but it was the only one that got great reviews. It was David's present...which meant an indoor pool. It was right across from outlets which we didn’t get to do though. All in all it was a great trip. Now David is upset he has to go to work because he had a great time..GM Joanne! Were you visiting Ocean City Maryland?
Go Greg! He looks like he’s in the scene from Rocky! He is doing amazingly well!@Slick1 how are you feeling today? Hope school goes well and it's an easy day for you. XO.
@Scandinavian how's your mom doing? Hope the weekend went as well as possible. Hugs.
Oh yes please @Jimmianne ! Looking forward to the group shot.
Yeah a long line. The PT just left and Greg is doing very well. He has now graduated to a cane and no more walker except for exercises woohoo.
Here is a photo of us yesterday coming back after our walk with him using the walker. No more walker now.
OK so Subzero guy left and now the fridge is going down in the wrong direction! OY. And it cost $400 for making it worse? No no no. I cannot get in touch with him. I cannot believe this. The fridge was OK and it was the freezer. Now the fridge is getting way too cold. I am concerned. Called them but he is on another job so the company couldn't get in touch with him.
On a better note PT went very well as I wrote above. Took a photo.
OK that's it for me from now. Please send fridge/freezer dust to us. Thanks girls.
Thanks Joanne. Yes it’s built into our cabinetry too. The fridge temp is now going lower. It is a nightmare of sorts. I called Subzero and they confirmed that’s not right. They told me to shut it off at the circuit breaker so I did. Now waiting to see what happens. I just saged the house again. Lol. I’m stupidstitious. What can I say. But cmon already. The new fridge fits like 1/5 the stuff from the Subzero but it’s better than nothing.Go Greg! He looks like he’s in the scene from Rocky! He is doing amazingly well!
I’m sending fridge/freezer dust to you! What a nightmare! TG you had the foresight to buy the other fridge.
I have a Sub Zero is Pa...I’m crossing my fingers nothin happens to it while we’re here because it’s built into the cabinetry..
Poor Tommy looks like he’s being hounded by the paparazzi!
Haha thank you @Niffler75. Yeah. Greg wouldn’t let me ever do that. He can be very difficult lol. In fact yesterday he barely let me take that one photo of us at the elevator. Men.
I love scary real life haunting stories. I’ve never (thank goodness) experienced that but believe things like that exist. Yes I did sage the house. I did it this weekend too but thought we could use the extra measure. Fingers crossed.
Awsome !Hi lovely people, feel like I have been AWOL over the weekend. Honestly feeling totally wiped out. I think it is the ongoing struggle getting correct support for my son and trying to get professionals in different departments to communicate with each other.
@missy Greg looks like his healing well. No gross alert here being a nurse!
@Mamabean I hope you had a lovely weekend away!
@Scandinavian How's things? My thoughts are with you.
@Daisys and Diamonds ugh I hate being hot. I am still getting to know people. Where are you in the world?
I met with a lovely lady on Saturday, a jeweller and silversmith. We spent ages talking coloured stones and she is making me a ring with my spessartite and mali garnets. I will share the results when completed, but super excited as she is going to work with my designs!
Take care everyone!
You are braver than me MissyI love scary real life haunting stories. I’ve never (thank goodness) experienced that but believe things like that exist. Yes I did sage the house. I did it this weekend too but thought we could use the extra measure. Fingers crossed.
Me neither! Cheers, Sharon enjoy your « balmy beach walks »!HI:
NIRDI shout out!
@missy good for Greg! Hard to be housebound. Too bad about your appliance woes--just a drag.
@marcy that snowstorm you spoke of was across the country from me--thank goodness! But the army came in to help people dig out. Unbelievable.
I work the rest of the week--they called for today but I need a day off. lol Gorgeous weather 7C, so I took a long walk.
@Jimmianne can't wait to see your new ring!
@Mamabean your trip looked fun. Nice pictures!