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Hi everbody, 

Started the Covid trial yesterday, it was a whole day event with lots of jabs, & a not so fun Covid up the nose test :)     Pretty sure I got the placebo as I have no effects.   Funny story though,   as we were waiting in a room with about 15 people (well spaced & masked of course)   we were all awaiting test results, to get the shot.  When one of the nurses comes to the door & says she needs to speak with me in private...  I completely inadvertently shouted Oh my God, you're not going to tell me I'm pregnant, are you???

I think Steve almost passed out lol....  no, I'm not pregnant, but I had to promise to use two methods of birth control, which at 53 is not something i thought I'd have to do, but ok.

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Debbie, I chuckled but a friend of mine became pregnant at 52, so it’s possible. 
 

Kat, I had to do the lid wash before my cataract surgery, easy Peasy 

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1 hour ago, cruise kitty said:

 

Kat, ask your Dr. first, but you might want to start adding a "lid" wash to your routine, it has helped me so much.   There are special solutions you could buy, but i just use baby shampoo (the no tears kind)  mixed with sterile water in a bottle,  I gently wash my lids, but the trick is, that you sort of wash your lashes (eyes closed gently) and make sure you really get the roots of your lashes clean, then do drops after about 10 minutes.   It has truly helped me.  

 

 

 

Thanks.  I'll give it a try.  Now, to be sure, this is the OUTSIDE of the lids, right???? 🤪

 

I wish we had Publix up here.  I really enjoyed the one I used on vacation in Cocoa Beach.   Nice produce, nice prepared foods, good bakery.  

 

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1 hour ago, slidergirl said:

Thanks.  I'll give it a try.  Now, to be sure, this is the OUTSIDE of the lids, right???? 🤪

 

I wish we had Publix up here.  I really enjoyed the one I used on vacation in Cocoa Beach.   Nice produce, nice prepared foods, good bakery.  

 

Yep....Publix is always good! They keep the stores very clean and the folks are always cordial/friendly/helpful.

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Debbie , That gave me a real chuckle ! 

Trader Joe's is a drive for me so I don't go there . I do go to a store called Fresh Market . It is such a nice store . I always leave with a few items and a huge bill. I do most of my shopping at Publix.

There is a face book group for Covid long timers . It is sad that so many people are having continual problems from Covid .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi Sally, I know Fresh Market very well too.  I have one about 20 minutes away but the Publix I shop at is much

closer.  But I do like Fresh Market as well.

 

As for those long haulers? It seems this horrible disease has very, very long time after effects☹️.

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Debbie,  I thought about you and the trial yesterday and wondered how it went. I laughed about your reaction to the nurse wanting to talk to you. Did Steve have any reaction to the first dose? 

 

Melody, your Christmas cactus is lovely especially it’s long history.

 

Kat, I hope your eye clears up. I’ve heard about those who continue to have all sorts of problems long after they thought they were over the virus. It’s so sad.

 

Lois, glad you found some good stuff at TJ’s. I’m going to look for that Everything Bagel Yogurt Dip. Hoping it will be good for dipping veggies into.  I’ve had the root vegetable “fries” and they good. I remember shopping at a Publix just before a cruise. It was across from our hotel and we bought wine and something for dinner when we saw what a nice selection of ready prepared foods they had. 
 

As for voting, it will be interesting to learn the voting percentage for this election. Should be quite high based on all the early voters.

Sharon


 

 

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Hi girls, good morning.........Sharon, the dip is wonderful for veggies/pita chips, etc........

 

You know during a general election only about 60% of the people vote......there are people who are eligible who NEVER vote☹️

From what I have been seeing/reading,  hoping for a much larger % this time around!!!!  Early voting shows

nearly 55 million people have already voted!

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19 hours ago, slidergirl said:

Thanks.  I'll give it a try.  Now, to be sure, this is the OUTSIDE of the lids, right???? 🤪

 

I wish we had Publix up here.  I really enjoyed the one I used on vacation in Cocoa Beach.   Nice produce, nice prepared foods, good bakery.  

 

 

yes, outside only please ;)   unless, you really want to give us something new to talk about :classic_ohmy:

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11 hours ago, purduemom1 said:

Debbie,  I thought about you and the trial yesterday and wondered how it went. I laughed about your reaction to the nurse wanting to talk to you. Did Steve have any reaction to the first dose? 

<my snip>

Sharon

 

not so far, except for an achy arm.... interestingly enough, the upper part of my shot arm is literally black & blue today, but I feel fine.... except for the Dodgers losing last night ;)

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17 hours ago, Lois R said:

Yep....Publix is always good! They keep the stores very clean and the folks are always cordial/friendly/helpful.

It blew me away the first time I was at Publix - a nice young man asked if he could assist me with my bags!!!  He took them out to my car and put them in the back!  I have NEVER had that happen anywhere else!!!  

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5 minutes ago, cruise kitty said:

 

not so far, except for an achy arm.... interestingly enough, the upper part of my shot arm is literally black & blue today, but I feel fine.... except for the Dodgers losing last night 😉

Hey Debbie, I would say I am sorry but that would not be true.....I am a Rays fan.......omg, what a game!!!!!!!!😃

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17 hours ago, Sailor_Sally said:

Debbie , That gave me a real chuckle ! 

Trader Joe's is a drive for me so I don't go there . I do go to a store called Fresh Market . It is such a nice store . I always leave with a few items and a huge bill. I do most of my shopping at Publix.

There is a face book group for Covid long timers . It is sad that so many people are having continual problems from Covid .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You should try Aldi.  Owned by the same people as TJ's.  They have some of the same things, just under different labels.  

 

Survivor Corps is the FB group I belong to.  Over 100,000 members,  some survivors, some family members of those who passed.  Some of us particpated in a study of symptoms with Indiana University.  Since we can't get a lot of information from the medical community yet, we help each other with what we've done for a particular symptom.  It helps many to just know they aren't alone, that what is happening isn't "in their head."   It's especially hard, IMHO, for those of us who were the early infected, in that time period between December and March, when the US did nothing.  It's a major fight with medical providers to believe us and to put on our charts that we are "presumptive" COVID.  

 

Off my soapbox.  

 

 

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17 hours ago, Lois R said:

Hi Sally, I know Fresh Market very well too.  I have one about 20 minutes away but the Publix I shop at is much

closer.  But I do like Fresh Market as well.

 

As for those long haulers? It seems this horrible disease has very, very long time after effects☹️.

I call COVID "the gift that keep on giving."  

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12 hours ago, purduemom1 said:

Debbie,  I thought about you and the trial yesterday and wondered how it went. I laughed about your reaction to the nurse wanting to talk to you. Did Steve have any reaction to the first dose? 

 

Melody, your Christmas cactus is lovely especially it’s long history.

 

Kat, I hope your eye clears up. I’ve heard about those who continue to have all sorts of problems long after they thought they were over the virus. It’s so sad.

 

Lois, glad you found some good stuff at TJ’s. I’m going to look for that Everything Bagel Yogurt Dip. Hoping it will be good for dipping veggies into.  I’ve had the root vegetable “fries” and they good. I remember shopping at a Publix just before a cruise. It was across from our hotel and we bought wine and something for dinner when we saw what a nice selection of ready prepared foods they had. 
 

As for voting, it will be interesting to learn the voting percentage for this election. Should be quite high based on all the early voters.

Sharon


 

 

If you can't find the dip itself, grab a bottle of the Everything But the Bagel seasoning and make it yourself.  That seasoning is also really good on bacon!!!

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15 minutes ago, cruise kitty said:

 

not so far, except for an achy arm.... interestingly enough, the upper part of my shot arm is literally black & blue today, but I feel fine.... except for the Dodgers losing last night 😉

A lot of that has to do with the skill of the person giving you the injection.  I've had my arm ache and a half-dollar-size bruise, but I've had nothing with yearly flu shots.  Same with getting blood drawn - sometimes it's perfect, sometimes I get bruises.  

 

Dodgers - sucks.  It's 2-2, right?  

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Ugh.  It's snowing today and it's sticking.  So much for a drive down the mountain...  

 

Sorry for the plethora of posts today - I was just taking them as I saw them.  

 

I've got some tasks to do in the house, so I guess I will get to them today.  Now that I'm going back to work sometime the end of November, I have a definite date to stop being a lazy soul. I need to get my "work clothes" back out and see if the Quarintine 10 has affected my ability to wear them in public!!!  I did order another Pryanana Wrap from Athleta on Friday.  I was waiting to see if I was going to work again before I put out the money for it.  It's a perfect topper for where I work.  I wear leggings 90% of the time there, so the wrap is long enough to hide my butt.  Plus, it looks really nice.  I had the dark gray heather - I bought the light gray heather.   If I ever get out and travel somewhere where more than camping clothes are required, either of those wraps will make a perfect travel accessory.  

 

OOTD: since it's crappy outside and my heater is going to keep the house at 66 (yes, 66 - I run warm and this house retains heat really well), it's the new trusty camo joggers and my Zion Natonal Park long sleeve Tshirt.  

 

P.S.  Below Deck marathon continues on BRAVO.  If you're jonesing for some ocean action, it's at least a little fantasy.  I dream of being rude to Kate...

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5 hours ago, Lois R said:

Hi girls, good morning.........Sharon, the dip is wonderful for veggies/pita chips, etc........

 

You know during a general election only about 60% of the people vote......there are people who are eligible who NEVER vote☹️

From what I have been seeing/reading,  hoping for a much larger % this time around!!!!  Early voting shows

nearly 55 million people have already voted!

 

Lois, I know it's shocking, but my husband voted for the first time in this election....  the last year really motivated him, & I"m hoping it also motivated millions of others :)

 

Got my text message from LA county recorders office that my ballot was received & verified & will be counted :) woo hoo!

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1 hour ago, cruise kitty said:

 

Lois, I know it's shocking, but my husband voted for the first time in this election....  the last year really motivated him, & I"m hoping it also motivated millions of others 🙂

 

Got my text message from LA county recorders office that my ballot was received & verified & will be counted 🙂 woo hoo!

Hi Debbie, shocked about your hubby or overall? I am not shocked about much.......I understand some folks think

their vote doesn't count or they think it takes too long for things to change but I will say, I do think every vote counts..

Glad your hubby voted too this time!!!!! And from what things are looking like? I think there will be LOTS of new voters

for this one!

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4 hours ago, slidergirl said:

Ugh.  It's snowing today and it's sticking.  So much for a drive down the mountain...  

 

Sorry for the plethora of posts today - I was just taking them as I saw them.  

 

I've got some tasks to do in the house, so I guess I will get to them today.  Now that I'm going back to work sometime the end of November, I have a definite date to stop being a lazy soul. I need to get my "work clothes" back out and see if the Quarintine 10 has affected my ability to wear them in public!!!  I did order another Pryanana Wrap from Athleta on Friday.  I was waiting to see if I was going to work again before I put out the money for it.  It's a perfect topper for where I work.  I wear leggings 90% of the time there, so the wrap is long enough to hide my butt.  Plus, it looks really nice.  I had the dark gray heather - I bought the light gray heather.   If I ever get out and travel somewhere where more than camping clothes are required, either of those wraps will make a perfect travel accessory.  

 

OOTD: since it's crappy outside and my heater is going to keep the house at 66 (yes, 66 - I run warm and this house retains heat really well), it's the new trusty camo joggers and my Zion Natonal Park long sleeve Tshirt.  

 

P.S.  Below Deck marathon continues on BRAVO.  If you're jonesing for some ocean action, it's at least a little fantasy.  I dream of being rude to Kate...

I have the teal Athleta Wrap (I’m sure it has a different Color name). It’s my favorite sweater wrap. 
 

its 10 degrees & going down & snowing like crazy. I just hope the snow is landing over the fires. 

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1 hour ago, awhfy said:

I have the teal Athleta Wrap (I’m sure it has a different Color name). It’s my favorite sweater wrap. 
 

its 10 degrees & going down & snowing like crazy. I just hope the snow is landing over the fires. 

Tomorrow, the high is supposed to be 32.  I really do hope this stuff helps with the fires!!!  

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On 10/24/2020 at 7:03 PM, slidergirl said:

I wish we had Publix up here. 

Raleigh/Cary have several, all at least 30 minutes away. Durham (where we live) has none. We also don't have Lowe's Foods, but we do have a Whole Foods. Chapel Hill (15 or so minutes away) has a TJs, as does Raleigh. None are convenient.

 

We voted the 15th, the day early voting opened. I wanted to get it done before we went on vacation. Went to the usual place--it's usually busy, but the line was 1/3 of a mile long. In 30 minutes, we moved less than 50 feet. A poll worker told us there was a polling station about a mile away with no line, so most of the end of the line went there. It took about 35 minutes.  News reports put us at 11% of voters voting the first day. I need to check updated numbers (see vacation). Our polling station made national news for the long lines, but when they showed it, it was far shorter than when we went.

 

I was impressed to see that most were wearing masks (and even covering both mouth *and* nose). I did have to ask the guy behind us in the first line to back up because he kept coming closer as he was talking.

 

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On 10/25/2020 at 11:17 AM, cruise kitty said:

 

not so far, except for an achy arm.... interestingly enough, the upper part of my shot arm is literally black & blue today, but I feel fine.... except for the Dodgers losing last night 😉


Debbie, sorry about your b & b achy are. That has happened to me with flu shots but I think that Kat is right, it depends on the skill of the person administering it. 
 

Last week I Zoomed with my 94 year old aunt who is a loooooong time Dodgers fan. She was ready to watch the game in her Dodgers shirt and hat. No mistake who she cheered for!

 

Kat, thanks for the Everything But....... seasoning tip.

 

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