why do they always start with the ears? lol --- sam
I don't have an answer for you, but I agree that they do. I bought chocolate ears (only) for my friends, in both milk and dark. There were some extras but I've managed to stay away from them so far.
I visited my new apartment yesterday and had a little accident there... I pulled several sheets of wallboard away from the bedroom wall to see if there was a phone jack there (Yes). I didn't realize the wallboard was flexible so I thought I could just push it back. Wrong! It flexed itself from my knee to my foot, scraping and bruising all the way, and landed with a crash. The nurse arrived quickly and took care of it, and it didn't hurt so much that I couldn't walk. I haven't yet removed the bandages so I don't know how it looks; I'll save that for tomorrow. But it doesn't hurt badly, though my foot is quite swollen. And at least I found out that they really meant it when they said they'd be renovating it completely! I now know that I need to buy a chandelier and a rug for the living room, as well as a replacement for my king-sized bed in extra-long twin (half of a king). Don't at all like being a widow, but no sense in being an uncomfortable one!
Getting ready to move is my definition of Hell, so don't ask me how I'm doing. But less than two weeks and I'll be over that mountain!
I’m glad you got a place, I think you’ve been wanting to move for a while, right?
Have you sold your house?
I hope you manage to get through all the stuff & will love your new place.
Thanks for the good wishes; I feel I'll need all the help I can get. I was on the waiting list for the type of apartment I wanted for just under a year, and at that, I should have put in my application sooner than I did. What can I say? I'm old! I am not holding a garage sale or putting my house up for sale until after I move. One thing at a time (and a very complicated thing) is all I can handle. At the present time I'm working with professionals to identify what's going with me or to storage, what's to be donated (to a variety of people/organizations), and what's headed for the trash. So far the trash is a lot of old papers that have nothing to do with my life today, so even though they may be happy memories... And if I don't know the people in my late husband's photos, or where the scenery is, why give them house room? But it's a tough process and I wish I'd made more progress earlier. As I probably said earlier, it's a mountain to get over, but I know things will be great on the other side! You folks are my lifeline so I know I won't come completely unraveled...
Well, I turned 88 on March 24, so we're in the same race. I'm just sick of cleaning and cooking, so I quit! I'll let others take care of me for a while, and I'll have energy left over for my knitting, driving, and church activities. More power to you, and keep up the good work...
hey Flo - how you doin'? what knitting project are you doing now? --- sam
No knitting at all, Sam, except for the prayer shawl I reflexively pick up for my Yarn Babes meetings. I'm getting set to move--five weeks to go--and there's an overwhelming amount of stuff I don't want to take with me just because I didn't get around to thinking about it. But how do I know what to do with my late DH's collection of free flashlights, or the postcards sent from all over the world but written in Czech, which I don't speak? From a four-bedroom house with double garage and tool shed to a two-bedroom apartment in a senior community? I don't even know how they celebrate Christmas, or whether they do...so I'm unable to judge what I'll need! And I've no idea whether their wonderful chef will cause me to gain back the 45 lb. I lost over the last few years, so how do I know which set of clothing to preserve? In other words, my many blessings are driving me crazy! I will get over this mountain, but I may be a helpless idiot for a few months...
Opinion please.....which buttons? This is for a baby girl (cardigan, 5 buttons) I'm leaning toward the top button. Don't want to go buy more buttons.
I'm with you--the top one!
I'm Florence but not Nightingale!
I myself cannot--it's one of my "blind spots"--but maybe my daughters can. It will be a while, though.
Anyone have a china tea set? As a little girl I always wanted one, but for some reason or other (or so it seemed at the time—in retrospect I understand that glass and little children are a bad combination) my mother could never track one down.
I think I had one, but one of my real treasures is my grandmother's china tea set--and she was born around the beginning of the Civil War! Although it is thick china and not particularly stylish, I have it in a glass vitrine, and it garners many comments from visitors to my home!
I also have various parts of the old roller-skates that clamped to the shoe (and spent many, many hours on them on Massachusetts hills). But even more treasured is my skate key, which was the mechanism for tightening them onto the shoe. It's still on the red string on which I wore it around my neck while skating. (Yes, I'm a confirmed packrat of long standing!)
Chicken ala king is one of my favorites...I like it over freshly made biscuits.
And I especially like it over a baked potato! I was crushed when Lean Cuisine (or maybe Stauffer's) discontinued their creamed chicken--my "when-all-else-fails" meal--but now they have Chicken a la King with rice and it is almost as good.
Such good expressions. Should be used today instead of all the swearing. As a kid I thought Mergatroyd was someone's name.
You mean it isn't?? I always thought it was spelled "Murgatroyd" though!
[quote=...The bracelet is a gift from Czech, was in an antique shop, has 87 graduated size rubies in a metal I don't recognize, time to get it appraised. Our family Bible is almost two hundred years old, still has the protective tissue over the lithograph pages.
Gosh, as I look around the house we sure have a lot of these. "old" things, love them all. Time to go and sit in my GGs rocker and knit![/quote]
I would suggest that the bracelet is probably garnets, not rubies; the Czechs are very proud of their fine garnets. My late husband, whose parents were Czech-born, made sure I had several pairs of earrings, and he had a tie-tac.
I am from an American Colonial family, eldest child of eldest child and 11th generation, so lots of things ended up with me. That includes my great-grandfather's windsor chair and my great-grandmother's rocker. The trouble is, no one cares about owning them after me, and as I am nearly 88, what will become of our history?
It sounds to me as though you're doing all the right things, and chief among those is that you're doing things as you feel able. No one promises it will be easy, but one step after another will get you there. Keep up the good work, and let us know how you are doing--we care!
The first one is definitely the truth but would have been more effective if the spelling and punctuation were cleaned up. Just saying.
I'm with you! But there are many who will think we're just picky...
Gwen, I tried to find Knitting Tea Party Backup and came up with nothing. I don't know what else to do. Might there be a step I'm missing? I belong to Facebook already but don't post often and have not mastered all the tricks...