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Old 09-23-2019, 05:12 PM   #341
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I recently went for my annual check-up for "the Girls". Got the letter back from the radiology department with an "all good" report. The report also said that the composition was mostly "fatty tissue". Don't need to have a 3D xray to know that - you just need to look at my hips and hiney!

BTW, you guys out there should also get chest check-ups for possible tumors. My best friend back home's BIL died from breast cancer when he was only in his 40s. A friend of mine who is a survivor has a male friend who is going through chemo, etc for cancer. This one doesn't affect just the Girls.
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Old 05-03-2020, 02:22 PM   #342
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It's a good time to revive this thread I think.

This horrible pandemic has really done a head trip on many of us, and my younger son and his family (Bradey,Carrie,Cheyenne) moved to Reno, 500 miles away, at the start of it all.. I know how lucky I've always been to have my immediate family just a short distance from me, but I'm a classic mother bear and the thought of them being so far away at a time like this really hit me hard. They had been planning the move long before the pandemic, and I kept hoping it wouldn't happen, but it did.

Now for the reason for this "thankful" post..
This morning SC and I visited with them by way of Zoom! I can't even describe how thrilled I was to see and talk with them and see with my own eyes that they were safe and happy. Six year old Cheyenne was blowing me kisses, and showing me her new hiking backpack, and Bradey and Carrie were telling us about a hike to a waterfall later in the day. We will make this an every Sunday morning visit so I'm soooooooo thankful today.

By the way, this is the first day I've had makeup and earrings on.
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Old 05-03-2020, 02:26 PM   #343
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It's a good time to revive this thread I think.

This horrible pandemic has really done a head trip on many of us, and my younger son and his family (Bradey,Carrie,Cheyenne) moved to Reno, 500 miles away, at the start of it all.. I know how lucky I've always been to have my immediate family just a short distance from me, but I'm a classic mother bear and the thought of them being so far away at a time like this really hit me hard. They had been planning the move long before the pandemic, and I kept hoping it wouldn't happen, but it did.

Now for the reason for this "thankful" post..
This morning SC and I visited with them by way of Zoom! I can't even describe how thrilled I was to see and talk with them and see with my own eyes that they were safe and happy. Six year old Cheyenne was blowing me kisses, and showing me her new hiking backpack, and Bradey and Carrie were telling us about a hike to a waterfall later in the day. We will make this an every Sunday morning visit so I'm soooooooo thankful today.
Isn't that fun!? My book club met via Zoom last week and we had a really good time. The hostess suggested we make it a pajama party, so we all wore pajamas and robes, and had our own snacks and drinks. I really enjoyed it.

I'm glad to see your mind is at ease about your family, Kayelle
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Old 05-03-2020, 03:23 PM   #344
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GG said it well, "I'm glad to see your mind is at ease about your family, Kayelle"
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Old 05-03-2020, 10:44 PM   #345
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...my younger son and his family (Bradey,Carrie,Cheyenne) moved to Reno, 500 miles away, at the start of it all.....This morning SC and I visited with them by way of Zoom! I can't even describe how thrilled I was to see and talk with them and see with my own eyes that they were safe and happy. Six year old Cheyenne was blowing me kisses...
This is wonderful, Kayelle! I'm so glad that you've found a way to still visit with your kids while they are far away. Technology might drive us all bonkers at times, but it's great for keeping people close when far. We do what we have to do to try and find normalcy during these most abnormal times...

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...By the way, this is the first day I've had makeup and earrings on.
My eyes probably figure I'll never wear contact lenses again. The two times I've shopped have been cloudy, so I just went out with glasses...and make-up. (And clothes and shoes, of course.)
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Old 05-04-2020, 03:28 AM   #346
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This is wonderful, Kayelle! I'm so glad that you've found a way to still visit with your kids while they are far away. Technology might drive us all bonkers at times, but it's great for keeping people close when far. We do what we have to do to try and find normalcy during these most abnormal times...


My eyes probably figure I'll never wear contact lenses again. The two times I've shopped have been cloudy, so I just went out with glasses...and make-up. (And clothes and shoes, of course.)
That reminds me. A friend's doctor recommended that she switch to her glasses for the time being. Glasses won't protect you a whole lot from contagion, but they will protect some.
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Old 05-08-2020, 06:13 PM   #347
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After watching the morning news about the shocking unemployment numbers in the USA, I thought about more to be personally thankful for.

We have 9 close family members in our family who were all previously employed. Eight of them are still working today, and don't expect to be laid off in the future. That's sooooooo much to be thankful for.
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Old 05-09-2020, 01:33 AM   #348
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Kayelle, I think that this virus has a lot of us counting our blessings. We've been fortunate that we've never known what it is to live paycheck-to-paycheck, always lucky enough for Himself to have a good job with a long, stable time of employment - 39 years! And we've always be frugal - some might call us cheap. Cheap has served us well during good times and bad.

So far all of us in our extended family have managed to stay healthy, as it seems we who are regulars here at DC have, too. After all, we're all family, right? Let's hope and pray it stays that way.
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I have to chime in here with Thankfulness too. I live in the country side where there have been no cases at all and my life and those around me has hardly changed. The two towns I shop are all virus free and have taken strong measures to keep it that way.

... wrote a huge novella about my family but deleted. However the synopsis: they all live in large population areas and I worry about them. Several are susceptible. I'm extremely thankful that they are still fine but...
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Old 05-09-2020, 07:55 AM   #350
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Kayelle, I think that this virus has a lot of us counting our blessings. We've been fortunate that we've never known what it is to live paycheck-to-paycheck, always lucky enough for Himself to have a good job with a long, stable time of employment - 39 years! And we've always be frugal - some might call us cheap. Cheap has served us well during good times and bad.

So far all of us in our extended family have managed to stay healthy, as it seems we who are regulars here at DC have, too. After all, we're all family, right? Let's hope and pray it stays that way.
What a great post CG and the bold is true for us also, although SC chose to not retire until he was 70. The way he put it..stick a fork in me, I'm done. The following day we were on a plane headed for South America. He spent his long career in many capacities as an Electrical Engineer, working not only all over the world, but for many years in Los Angeles.


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I have to chime in here with Thankfulness too. I live in the country side where there have been no cases at all and my life and those around me has hardly changed. The two towns I shop are all virus free and have taken strong measures to keep it that way.

... wrote a huge novella about my family but deleted. However the synopsis: they all live in large population areas and I worry about them. Several are susceptible. I'm extremely thankful that they are still fine but...
Ventura county, just north of Los Angeles county, has had a much lower number of cases than one would expect and I'm thankful for that. Naturally we are less populated than down south, but there is a different "mind set" of people up here, than in Los Angeles county. The different mind set is likely because there's more open space and home town feel. Souschef mentions often how great it is to be living up here in my original neck of the woods.

I for one, would have loved to read your family novella.
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