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jb49    655

and Peace snuckin there between my start and a phone call and finish.  I wish I had that kind of disposable income.  ha ha.  thanks for the wishes Peace! jb

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TexasTom    716

Life is good. Busy day.  2 mile walk (40 minutes), riding mower out of service so push mower back yard (20 hours); then off to Rock Steady Boxing (1.5 hour)

My Pebble watch has 4 hours of activity for the day (new record).

98F with 90% Humidity (way too humid). Dogs are worn out and joined me for an afternoon nap.

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Pathfinder    65

Good evening gang!

Kind of quiet for our local fireworks tonight! We stayed home and away from the huge crowds expected and instead l went to the movies with my SIL. Hubby stayed home as he had some resting to catch up on. We saw the movie Baby Driver, quite the action and loved the sound tract.

Such excitement we try to contain ourselves!? Have a great rest of your evening.

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SoCalGal    19

Hi Pathfinder,.  We saw Baby Driver too and liked it. Sound tract was great.   We are both in our 70's and our kids couldn't believe we liked all that action and loud music!   Told them we're not dead yet:)!!!

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jb49    655

Good morning everyone,

Hi Texas Tom.  Hello Dianne. 

Happy Independence Day.  What do you all  do traditionally to celebrate it,  I have in my mind that you have picnics, lots of hot dogs, and shoot off fireworks.  

Yesterday it didn't rain here.  That is good this year.  Last year we were starved for rain.    I still have a bunch of garden to dry out and plant.  It is getting so late that some things may not mature.  I keep telling myself that this is all for fun, don't get frustrated.

Anyways, everyone have a safe holiday today.  

Have fun today

jb

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LAD    216

Not sure if anyone saw American ninja warrior and jimmy choi..... This was posted online about his courageous run....

 

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Linda Garren    751
On 7/4/2017 at 10:34 AM, jb49 said:

Good morning everyone,

Hi Texas Tom.  Hello Dianne. 

Happy Independence Day.  What do you all  do traditionally to celebrate it,  I have in my mind that you have picnics, lots of hot dogs, and shoot off fireworks.  

Yesterday it didn't rain here.  That is good this year.  Last year we were starved for rain.    I still have a bunch of garden to dry out and plant.  It is getting so late that some things may not mature.  I keep telling myself that this is all for fun, don't get frustrated.

Anyways, everyone have a safe holiday today.  

Have fun today,

jb

Hi, jb  LOL!   Yes, a lot of people do have hot dogs, I'm sure.  I posted some sites on a thread in the open forum called "4th of July."  :-)   (Not having to do with hot dogs...)

Just had a bowl of porridge (didn't know that was oatmeal). :-)   Steel-cut organic oats, raisins, chopped pecans, brown sugar and a little butter and a dash of salt.  Excellent.  Why is it called porridge? I remember long ago when I read children's books they often mentioned porridge in them...

 

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jb49    655

Hello everyone.  

Everybody must of had a good holiday I think.

Lad, I saw Jimmy Choi doing the challenge.  The man must of worked so hard just to get to the position that he could enter the contest.  I saw his hand shake as he reached for the handles on one of the apparatus.  As he entered the balance portion of the course, I thought oh oh and he went down. Too bad he fell, but just getting on that show certainly was an achievment.  Way to go Jimmy Choi!!

Linda, I like porridge but usually only in the colder months, (I just ate a bowl of cereal for dinner).  Steel cut is the best and it sounds like you had a pretty good mixture there,  full of goodness,  

I don't know where the name porridge came from but the three bowls that are most famous must of been sampled by Goldilocks.  Maybe?

Have a good day everyone,

jb 

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jb49    655

Good morning Everyone,

Hi Ell, The Count and PapaJack, Dianne, and my longtime friend from Ireland, , Emma. I Hope everyone is well.

Linda, my dictionary says, well it didn't say, that would freak me out if I opened it and it spoke.  I looked it up in my trusty dictionary and read that porridge is often oatmeal but can be any cereal grain boiled in water or milk until thickened.  The word is a variant of the word pottage which maybe refers to stuff boiled in a pot.  While we bore everyone with our porridge dialogue Linda I will add just this: if a person had only 3 dollars to spend on food, it would buy you a lot of good nutrition and fill your tummy many times if spent on plain rolled oats to boil into porridge.

I have a totally energy efficient clothes dryer that can dry many loads of laundry each day.   Unfortunately it has been broken down for awhile and I was running short of clean clothes. Yesterday I replaced the broken clothesline, ( not quite broken, but it was snapping strands with a heavy load a couple weeks ago) and did some laundry.  Last night I finished folding and putting away 23 underwear, 18 pairs of socks and  19 teeshirts.  And a bunch of denim jeans, golf shirts and towells etc..  Sorry, reading back I realized that I just gave you too much information. I could delete that above stuff but I am going to expand on it.  My Mom and Dad raised 6 kids.  I never had a lot of clothes, you had to take care of them.  When you got home from school at night, first thing you did was put on those old pants with the patches, and the old flannel shirt with the arms cut off. My grandboys, still young but old enough seem to have no thoughts about making clothes that are good, could be kept as good.  But now I talk like an old person. I'm offtrack again, Good thing that I am not driving a train. So, when I get new underwear, in theory I should throw away the old stuff. But sometimes I think to myself, it isn't that worn out, I would of been glad to find a pair that good in my dresser as a kid.   So Mom and Dad, I have made it.  I am a wealthy man.  I own at least 30 pair of underwear. 

Up in the first paragraph I wrote "that would freak me out".  It reminded me of this.  My grandboy, aged about 6, was remarking on something bad that had happened to his friend and Tommy said "that would freak me out like eating cold muffins."  

Gotta get going.

Warm muffins to everyone.

jb

  

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typo of course, not my fault. bad fingers.
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MarciaJ    267

We had hot dogs on the 4th and hamburgers and baked potatoes and baked beans. Sister brought Rice Krispy treats. I forget the rest.

Porridge had to originate sometime before Charles Dickens wrote Great Expectations. "Please sir, may I have some more?"

We came home from school and changed our clothes into 'play' clothes. When in high school we would take our dry clean only clothes down to the laundromat and used the do it yourself dry clean machines. Once I had a 'good' dress on and in the back yard found a fountain pen which I picked up to examine being a curious sort of person. Squirted ink all over my dress. My mind is blank on the rest of that day. Did it cure me of being curious? NO!

I gave my Dad a straw hat once and a white shirt. He wasn't wearing them instead of the shirt that had a hole in it and the hat was just as bad. I asked him why he wasn't wearing the new stuff and he said the old ones were not wore out yet. His idea of wore out was different than mine. 

And to top it off. I had my parents and sister staying with us for a month or so and I told my sister not to eat certain things in the fridge cause they were too old and I was throwing them out. She ran and got my mom and they proceeded to heat them up and eat them for lunch.!!!!!

There were times I hoped I was adopted. 

 

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jb49    655

Good Morning everyone, 

 

Linda, top of the day to you.  As for the musing, that was a Book for Marcia.  She spends her words in a very thrifty manner don`t you Marcia.  Definitely that was a novel for her.  No one tells things the way they are with fewer words than she can.  I now know what you eat for the 4th,  isnt it  in Dicken``s Oliver when he asks for more soup, but it may of been porridge, I never knew that there ever was a coin DIY dry clean service.  Marcia, I would of been all over that fountain pen, I have made more messy pages, ink stained clothes and hands.  I had a  suck up the ink one and then a modern one with the plastic cartridges.   I will be like your Dad and save that new shirt and hat . We really don`t like breaking in new stuff.  And some people hate the thought of leftovers being outdated.  And your adoption  comment made me laugh.

I hung up more laundry outside today and when I folded it tonite there was 8 more underwear and 14 more pairs of socks.  My Wealth is untold!! I started this  post about 3 hours ago,  time to post it I think.  or Delete it.

Be tough, jb

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Beau's Mom    1,060

Dear jb, Yes, we are surrounded by wealth and blessings untold. What joy we find in abundance of underwear, and in your sharing of it.

Dianne

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MarciaJ    267

I probably did get the  wrong title/book. I didn't look it up. That's what I get for not double checking. 

Yes, Who said a picture is like a thousand words? I didn't look that up either. I wrote once that if you wanted proof of global warming just look at the North Pole (or was it the South Pole)  on Google Earth.  I got chewed out for that one. This person responded back that was not proof. That was many years ago. I can't even remember which pole is which any more. Which one does Santa Clause live. He'll have to trade his sled in for a wagon. 

I find now since I'm much older that my  parents traits are showing up. I  can't deny that I'm who I am. But sometimes I'll say something about the past and my DH says I've remembered it wrong. This is really scary. So if I'm going to remember something wrong I may as well make it a whooper.  Not the sandwich but a big lie. Or if you remember it wrong is that still a lie. I'll have to think on that one a while.

Happy days to all. (I may have misspelled 'whooper' also. 

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Beau's Mom    1,060

Marcia, no explanations needed. Whopper is the word you wanted. Wishing you a very happy day too. We love just the way you are.

Dianne

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Linda Garren    751

Marcia, I have the problem connecting to the right memory/location/person when I recall things sometimes, too.  It's very frustrating.

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LAD    216

Hello all-

Well...I finally got the courage to bring my son (who will be graduating as a Physician Assistant) with me to my yearly neuro exam.  He's never seen a complete workup and mine tend to be pretty intense.  Plus, I will be starting an oberservational clinical trial that day as well.  As much as I wanted to shield my kids from my PD, I think it's important to educate others - especially those in the medical field who don't specialize in neuro.  My son will be a hospitalist so he may have PD patients and actually be helpful in a hospital setting.  I also know that he is well aware of my PD and all the meds I take....ugh....I guess I will count my blessings and hug my kid for coming home to escort dear ol' mom to her appointment. 

I do however have a tango video to show my MDS:)

Good night all....

Muffet...GInger

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jb49    655

Just a quick hello.  Nice to see you Dianne, I am going to pick up my grandson and drag him back to the farm to work him like a rented mule for a couple days.  Ah! we will have some fun,  later..

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Peace    160

Jb-your visit from your grandson reminded me of a recent visit from a delightful young boy.  He is a step-grandson of my husbands and he stays a weekend with us a couple times a year.  The last time he wanted to go to a local pizza joint that serves buffet.  When we were paying before being seated the cashier asked how old he was.  So I turned and asked him.  He said "I'm 6."  So we paid and went and sat down.  After getting in the booth he says real loud "I'm really 8 but when we go out to eat I say I'm 6".  I wanted to crawl under the table!  LOL.  

 

 

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LAD    216
17 hours ago, Peace said:

Jb-your visit from your grandson reminded me of a recent visit from a delightful young boy.  He is a step-grandson of my husbands and he stays a weekend with us a couple times a year.  The last time he wanted to go to a local pizza joint that serves buffet.  When we were paying before being seated the cashier asked how old he was.  So I turned and asked him.  He said "I'm 6."  So we paid and went and sat down.  After getting in the booth he says real loud "I'm really 8 but when we go out to eat I say I'm 6".  I wanted to crawl under the table!  LOL.  

 

 

This reminded me of one of my favorite stories.,,When my oldest son was around 5..., my husband took him to the men's room at the mall.  My son came bolting out to me at the table I had snagged st the very crowded food court. While still a good 5ft away from the table he yells "daddy just peed in the sink! " my husband laughed and said "he's never seen a urinal " after picking myself up off the floor, I realized he was usually with me and the ladies room doesn't have them?

And JB - when my mom went away with me, I asked her who was going to wash my dads clothes. She replied "he's got clothes and I put out his old underwear and told him to throw them away." ?

 

Hapoy saturday all!

 

LAD

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Peace    160

That's funny LAD.   Some of my favorite memories are things my son said while growing up.  Now some of the things he says makes me think "is he really mine?"  LOL  Being a mom is such a blessing. 

Have a good day everyone. I hope each and every one of you is doing well.   I'm going to go walk outside in the sunshine.  I've been feeling a little down lately so I hope it helps. Thanks for your inspirational quotes LAD and jb I keep reciting your signature line about not being hard on yourself, doing your best and being strong. 

 

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LAD    216
8 hours ago, Peace said:

That's funny LAD.   Some of my favorite memories are things my son said while growing up.  Now some of the things he says makes me think "is he really mine?"  LOL  Being a mom is such a blessing. 

Have a good day everyone. I hope each and every one of you is doing well.   I'm going to go walk outside in the sunshine.  I've been feeling a little down lately so I hope it helps. Thanks for your inspirational quotes LAD and jb I keep reciting your signature line about not being hard on yourself, doing your best and being strong. 

 

Thanks for noticing my quotes. I can't control most things about PD but I can try to control how I respond to it. I think attitude has a huge impact on overall wellness. I refuse to give up. I may fall down or slow down but I'm not stopping. 

 

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LAD

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