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Managing a Household / Saturday, Sept. 19
« Last post by gaggleofseven on September 19, 2020, 01:11:13 PM »
Hi everyone! Not sure who is still reading, but I thought I'd start a new post to see if anyone responds. Hard to believe we have been home for 6+ months. Time is kind of hazy anyway. The kids are in school, with masks and social distancing required. They have some e-learning days now and then, but they definitely prefer in-person learning.

Not much on my to-do list today. Watching college football, doing laundry, and finishing up a pair of knitted wristies to match a scarf for my mom. I have bought a lot of yarn during the pandemic, and I'm sure I'll enjoy using it this winter. I'd like to try knitting a cardigan for myself. I don't know if I can read a pattern that well!!

Sure would be great to see the board active again. Hopefully you can take a minute to say "hi" so we can see who still is reading!

Have a great day,
Managing a Household / Re: Anyone still checking in?
« Last post by Cheryl on March 23, 2020, 02:01:48 PM »
Hello, ladies!

I check in from time to time but havenít posted either.  Emily is out of school until April 3 or 6, canít really remember.  Every day is like the movie Groundhog Day because I get up and do the exact same thing each day.  I was already pretty much a homebody, but now even more so.  Iíve only been out two times in the past two weeks to get some groceries we needed and to go to the doctor.

Tony is still getting to work but Iím not sure how much longer he will get to.  He is in the construction business and people arenít going to want work done if they arenít sure how much longer they will have money for such things.  Other than Emily being out of school not much has changed around my little world.  We have started some seeds and are planning our garden.  Trying to make the best of things and stay busy.

Managing a Household / Re: Anyone still checking in?
« Last post by gaggleofseven on March 21, 2020, 11:14:06 AM »
Hi Catherine and anyone who is reading. I do still check in regularly, but donít start a thread because Iíll be disappointed if no one replies!

We are e-learning and working at home, and trying to get into a workable daily routine. With lots of years of homeschooling under our belts, it should hopefully be a smooth transition.

DH goes out of the house as needed, and the rest of us have been staying at home. We have been getting our groceries, etc. via pickup. There are quantity limits (as there should be), but I still get about 2/3 of the items I order. I feel bad for the retailers who are closing their stores for now and losing that revenue.

Thanks for starting this thread! I hope others will join in as they are able!
Managing a Household / Anyone still checking in?
« Last post by greyhoundgirl on March 19, 2020, 09:56:19 AM »
Just thought I'd drop in and say "hi" and see if anyone still checks now and then to even see that. I do at least a couple times per week, but with no posts, don't usually say anything myself.

How are things in your area with the coronavirus stuff happening? Here, kids are out of school till April 6th as of last update. Maddy, oldest, is home from OU on Spring Break and knew before heading home that they'd be doing online classes for 2 weeks after the break. However, last night, that was updated to the rest of the school year.

People have been very civil when I've ventured to the store. Trying to keep that to a minimum (store) but had my prescriptions refilled and will pick up a few odds and ends if Target has them when I go in for the prescriptions.

Hope all is well with y'all and your families.

Managing a Household / Re: Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019
« Last post by Alice on November 18, 2019, 04:50:42 AM »
Hi Cheryl,

Thanks for thinking of us! My husband is doing better but not totally healed. He will try to return to work on Dec. 2. The procedure he had seems to have corrected the issue but healing, swelling continues to be a bit of an issue. And it's not that things are bad but just slow to a complete healing.

Yes, our cat was not well so we expected her death but when it happened it still hurt. Our other cat seems to have adjusted to her death as well. I never expected the remaining cat to feel the loss because they weren't particularly friends but they did live together for 10 years.

I check the forum often and have even thought of posting but it seems the member count is so low and when no one "interacts" then I choose not to post. But I do look at least once a week for activity. I'm sad for that but there must be something out there more popular though I have no idea what it is. Facebook? I don't have that so if that is where it is, I miss out.

Managing a Household / Re: Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019
« Last post by Cheryl on November 17, 2019, 07:35:36 PM »
I donít know if anyone will see this, but Iím continuing on this thread instead of starting another just in case youíre still reading.

Alice, i hope your husband has continued to improve and is feeling much better now, and I am sorry to hear of your cat passing away.  I know the pain of it because I lost my oldest kitty on September 18th. Even though we were expecting it, it still hurts and she is missed every day.
Managing a Household / Re: Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019
« Last post by greyhoundgirl on October 03, 2019, 05:34:23 AM »

So sorry to hear about your husband's health issues. I hope he continues to recover well.

And how sad about your kitty. It's so hard to lose a beloved pet.

Take care,
Managing a Household / Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019
« Last post by Alice on October 02, 2019, 12:47:32 PM »
Hello!! Anyone here these days?

Looks like everyone is very busy, dropped like flies, or some other reason!

I'll tell you why I have been missing for a long time. My husband has not been well due to some intestinal issues. This problem turned into an urgent need and finding a doctor (due to the specific nature of what needed to be done) we ended up having to go to Los Angeles, California. Surgery was scheduled for within a week of our call for help and we arranged like maniacs to fly there and get the problem taken care of. What should have been about 9 or 10 days turned into 3 weeks plus a day of a hospital stay. No fun. He had all kinds of setbacks and it was better to be there than back in Michigan only to have to fly back out there. So we stuck around, in the hospital for a long time. This was the last part of August into the mid to late part of September.

So much happened at home while we were gone and our son was there to handle a lot of it. The most bothersome part was that our family cat died during our absence. We think she died of a broken heart when mom and dad left one day and never came back. I sad tho think we are responsible for this. But i do know she was geriatric and had a heart problem. She also had difficulty breathing when the weather changed from warm to that cool, clammy, damp time and that could also have been a contributing factor. Our son is a hero in that he took good care of her during this time and even gave her a nice burial with some picture for us because we needed to be part of this.

We're home but my husband's recovery is surprisingly slow. I have no idea why. Over the last few years I notice that he has become a lot more frail and needs a lot more rest but blood work doesn't show anything alarming. It did show he is malnourished and he needed some potassium and Vit. B12. The malnourished part surprised me but then again I noticed he is frail and he's only 58 years old. He retired from his job almost 7 years ago and that's when it all started. He is quite skinny and bony.  I think it is an eating disorder because he tells me "I eat what my body needs" but it's just not enough to put him in the healthy state.

So I missed almost the entire month of September and now we're entering the colder, rainy, damp and dark months. My dad's garden didn't produce so well this  year so we weren't able to freeze much at all (besides, we weren't even here in Sept. to do so)  but mom did freeze a few bags of carrots for us. She gave me some canned tomatoes she put up as well as some pickle relish and one cabbage. Also, a couple of jars of grape juice. That was very kind of her and my dad.

Tell me what have you been up to all summer? Would love to hear your adventures!

Managing a Household / Re: September 4, 2019
« Last post by Rooney on September 06, 2019, 08:23:07 AM »
I bought a down jacket on Poshmark a while back. Was super excited to get it but the sizing was different (brand was purchased in Japan originally) so I can't wear it yet. Not that I want to at the moment, lol.

Yeah, Cath, anytime you buy on Posh or the other online clothing places, make SURE they give you exact measurements.  I put them in all my photos shown with a measuring tape on every item to make sure.  Like you said, there are different sizings when they are manufactured in different countries.  That and things like pants have often been altered by prior owner or have shrunk in the wash.

I thought about you with one of my business purchases the other day.  I thought, I bet Cath has one of these and takes it hiking with her.  It was one of those Camelbak hydration systems.  Cool item, but not quite sure how to list it yet.
Managing a Household / Re: September 4, 2019
« Last post by greyhoundgirl on September 05, 2019, 01:11:49 PM »
" Hope people come back on here once they get run inside by the cold weather.


Girl, cooler weather is when I get out more, LOL.

Glad y'all are doing okay other than the arm. Goodness, that sounds like a painful break.

I bought a down jacket on Poshmark a while back. Was super excited to get it but the sizing was different (brand was purchased in Japan originally) so I can't wear it yet. Not that I want to at the moment, lol.

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