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Claudie

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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2006 3:37:10 PM

Welcome to Claudie's Place! We offer the best food at a low price and lots of entertaining topics of conversation. Why don't you sit down over there and relax for a while?
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 2:40:42 AM

Good morning Claudie!

It may take longer to get down the mtn than to drive to the hosptal.

My last post until back home from Monday hip op. Should be on Friday. Staying at a friends tonight to sleep as long as possible for Monday's pre op at 6 AM.

Was just like Déjà vu from two Saturdays ago. Went to the Recycling Center to rid glass, tin cans, paper, cardboard, and plastic. Must say the attendant is keeping the place clean and the floor well sweep.

Saw the town gas remains at $3.04 while Littleton, for example, has gas as low as $2.87. Got may mail at the P.O., then headed to Subway for a light lunch. My first time eating out in three months.

Cold Cut combo's and meatballs are $2 for a 6" and $4 for a footlong, now thru Christmas. Got a footlong meatball, w/all the veggies at 11 AM. Only 2 customers in the place.

Read the free paper. Headlines were "Runaway Mom Turns Herself In, Lawyer Says Daughter Is Safe." Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution and Non-Custodial Kidnapping is a Big headline, even for the NH North Country.

Original US Marshall Wanted Poster'.

The former female doctor faces 3½ to 7 years in prison for fleeing the state w/her daughter late 2004. Genevieve Kelley took her daughter, then an 8 y/o to Central America to live. They lived local, in Whitefield, NH.

They first moved to Guatemala, then to Honduras where they both disappeared for 10 years. The story made People Magazine on Nov 18. It is found here. This is quite a sensational story!

Drove to the hospital for another blood type test. Seems they all expire in 3 days. Had the same Filipino phlebotomist as two weeks ago. He was very good at finding the vein and not allowing the drawing to hurt.

Was outfitted w/a new wrist tag w/the blood type and my id number. The test is to ensure my blood will be stocked come Monday morning. It is A negative. All set to get the hip replacement surgery. Just passing the hours until it is 6 AM Monday.

Civil twilight is 6:20 AM EST. Night is 4:44 PM.

Sunrise: 6:52 AM. Set: 4:12 PM.

Length of day: 9h 19m. Length of visible light: 10h 23m. Tomorrow will be 1m 55s shorter.

The temp is 38° (3°C) w/the high to be 42° (6°C). A 50% chance of rain on the way.

Have a splendid day!

              : )
 
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yankiefrankie
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 12:59:53 AM

Good morning y'all....Kroger Plus coupons and deals do add up...the extra bonus and rewards come from utilizing the Kroger 1-2-3 Rewards Visa Card which I have utilized on occasion (especially when they offered additional .05 off when purchasing gas) but as with many of the credit cards today you earn "points" which can generate a refund check and or bonus coupons etc. As with most if not all of these "extra" or points earned items you must check to see what you are using card for and make sure you close out any balance before they get you with interest charges. Wal-Mart has .15 off during the summer if you used their card for your gas purchase.....but you faced 22.90 % interest on any balance carried beyond closing date.
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jqwright
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 12:45:57 AM

Good night, Claudie.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 9:09:29 PM

Good evening, TC, dickc48, yankie, SteelPenny,and WKGaser!

dick, when do you get another cortisone shot? Hopefully soon.

yankie, yes, that discounted price for gas included 30¢ off. :) You know how I've been getting 'extra' points? I have been getting gift cards, which (for the next coupla weeks) get me 4X the price in fuel points. :) Some of the cards we use (restaurant ones) and some will be Christmas presents. I do use the Kroger.com site and get the e-coupons, if they have any I can use. A refund check? What is this? I have gotten a Best Customer coupon (is that the rewards check?) before, but not lately....and the paper Kroger coupons, too. As for the deals at Publix and WM....don't check out Publix at all, and sometimes I get good deals at WM, if I see them.

SteelPenny, hey, cool info about WVU just giving up 1 rushing yard! They sure have a good rushing defense! I wonder if their rushing defense has done well in other games, too.

TC and WKGaser, thanks for stopping in!

Time for me to sign out for the night.

Good night, Buddies!

[Edited by: Claudie at 11/22/2014 9:10:54 PM EST]
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WKGaser
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 8:48:49 PM

Good Evening Claudie
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SteelPenny
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 8:11:07 PM

Claudie - About twice a week I get e-mails which point me to stories about both the WVU Mountaineers and the BiG-12 conference. One of the stories yesterday was about rating the teams in the WVU/KS game... Offense, Defense, Special teams, coaching, etc. As you know, WVU lost 26-20, but they gave Kansas State a grade of 'F' for Rushing offense and gave WVU a grade of 'A+' for their Rushing defense. You see, WVU gave up exactly 1 (one) rushing yard in the entire game. That's all. Just one yard (3 feet) (36 inches).
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yankiefrankie
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 7:52:34 PM

Good evening y'all......assume the discounted price included your Kroger Bonus point discounts?????? They do add up especially if you shop wisely using the Kroger.com site to add coupons to you shopping plans. If you are a Kroger plus member you can also receive bonus coupons and a refund check reflecting amounts purchased, just received a $5.00 "Best Customer" rewards check along with $4.50 in coupons for items that we normally purchase. Currently have $24.66 in savings loaded on by Kroger Plus card which will be redeemed when you purchase items selected from your digital shopping list. But must admit saving when shopping has a lot to do with knowing what prices are and what you want to buy. Publix also has some nice savings if you watch for "bogo" items etc. or special items on sale, ditto for Wal-Mart depending upon what you want to buy.
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dickc49
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 5:06:48 PM

Good evening Claudie,

Had a good training class today. We did a few things that have pushed my back and hip a bit so I am a bit sore this evening, but I am doing OK. The cortisone shot is getting on the later stages of where it helped last time, so I am kind of looking out for things to start hurting again. Am hoping that between this shot, the new meds, and a treatment by my sister, I do better, longer. We will see!
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TCOROLLA
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 12:10:00 PM

Greetings Claudie.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 11:56:44 AM

Hello, JM, Robustus, attitash, Scanman, and Farful!

JM, hoping, hoping, hoping that the Falcons play the whole game!

Robustus, glad you got another plateful of the Thanksgiving food. Yum! I agree that it might be better to take your mom out today if it's going to rain tomorrow. Just make sure she has warm clothes on.

attitash, yeah, Falcons seem to have a home field advantage; hope it works tomorrow. :) Then the record would be 5-6; not good, but better.

Scanman, yes, today would be a good day for you to get outside and do some stuff. What's it look like outside? Here it's sunny with a blue-blue sky. Nice!

Farful, I am not surprised that people there post inaccurate gas prices. I think they do it just to get the points or on the low board. I have personally seen that here when I post prices...sometimes.
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Farful
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 11:30:53 AM

Good morning Claudie and All!
 
Claudie, That makes more sense that you paid $2.34. Lowest pump price here has been $2.59. Most of gas prices have 10% ethanol too. Regular gas without ethanol has been running at $3. Wal-Mart and Sam's no longer sell gas without ethanol in our area. Mods are asking for help on how to record gas prices more accurately in Iowa.
 
We had rain overnight. Glad that the temp came up to prevent freezing rain.
 
Have a peaceful weekend!
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Scanman
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 9:57:37 AM

Mornin' Claudie..

Suppposed to get into the mid 50's today..Perhaps I will get some outdoors activities on my table..No plans yet....BUt I'm thinking about a few things.
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attitash
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 9:52:36 AM

Good morning Claudie...temp on the rise to 4°C/39.2°F. Along with the warmer air comes light scattered showers.....dang! Not good for the snow. I did pick the Falcons to win based on them having the home field & your cheering them on! No idea how the tickets will be dealt with in Detroit. Have a great day.
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Robustus
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 9:52:33 AM

Good morning Claudie!

BRRRR! It's cold again, but not as bad as the other day. Still in the low 20's when I rolled over in bed this morning.

As for the dinner(s), at work we actually had tons of leftovers yesterday. So, I was able to grab another plate full on my break. I was tempted to go in when I got off to grab some to take home with me. But, I was too tired to bother with it.

As work went yesterday, it got a little busy but nothing what I assume next week is going to look like.

Now I am thinking of what to do today. Of course, I'll be heading over to see Mom soon. I am wondering if I should take her out somewhere or not? I don't want it to be too cold for her. The heat will definitely be on in the car if that happens. I am thinking today will be better tomorrow since it is going to rain most of tomorrow.
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JMBoykinII
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 9:50:12 AM

Good morning, Claudie. The Falcons must learn how to score in the 4th quarter to win consistently.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 8:45:45 AM

Good morning, mnjrfan, sandiapws, and grmoore!

mnjrfan, it needs to stay really cold for long periods, doesn't it, for the lake to freeze over?

sandipaws, not really cold here at almost 40°. A lot warmer (in the mornings) than it has been. Hope your work day isn't too busy!

grmoore, I know we need the rain, but I don't want it to rain tomorrow in the daytime; hubby and I are going to the Falcons' game and I don't really look forward to getting soaked, going to and from the parking lot. Alright for the volleyball team! When does the tournament start?

[Edited by: Claudie at 11/22/2014 8:48:54 AM EST]
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grmoore
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 8:44:33 AM

Greetings Claudie/friends:

Happy Saturday! 37 degrees this morning. John in Chicago is getting rain today; I understand we're supposed to get some of that tomorrow ~ 100% chance.

It was nice to sleep in a little bit this morning; I awakened a few mins ago and am enjoying my coffee!

Training went well (all day) yesterday and of course traffic was atrocious at the end of the day trying to traverse the route to Georgia State around 4:30p. Thankfully I had my Waze app that redirected me off of the interstate highways and on to multiple surface streets where I only met a few tie-ups and got me to the Sports Arena in better time.

The Georgia State volleyball team made it exciting last night having to play 5 sets and playing back from what looked like near losses with scores (20-25, 25-23, 17-25, 25-22, and 16-14 ). This match win sealed their spot in the upcoming Sun Belt Tournament. It was nerve wracking but quite fun to call!

The Georgia State Men's basketball team, in their midst of their 10 day road trip blew a 12 point lead and wound up losing by 10 to Colorado State. It was broadcast online via the Mountain West Conference Internet feed and was hard to watch! The team is now 1-2 overall with 5 more road games to complete before they return on Dec 4th.

I have the final volleyball match of the season this evening at 6:00p versus Appalachian State during which we will recognize the two seniors.

Off to start the day.

Have a great day all!
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sandipaws
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 8:12:57 AM

Good morning Claudie!
Another cold day here -- woke up to 9 degrees... brrr.......
Hope you have a super Saturday. {{Hugs}}
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mnjrfan
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 7:37:57 AM

Good morning Claudie!

The weather is turning warm around here. Well, snow melting warm anyway. Freezing at night still. Waiting for the lakes to freeze over so I can get out there!

Have a great weekend!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 7:24:29 AM

Good morning, WKGaser, MidnightSun, keywest, HouHrl, Lighting10K, senile, and org!

MidnightSun, nice that the hospital is so close by; not a far trip at all! :)

Lighting, nice that you went out with friends yesterday. Having some fun. :) Are you working outside today? Hope you get all the work done before the rain moves in later.

org, aaahhh. yes! Vasco de Gama! I remember learning all about him when I studied Explorers in school. :)

WKGaser, keywest, HouHrl, and senile, thanks for stopping in!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 7:07:05 AM



On this date, in 1497, Portuguese explorer Vasco de Gama became the first navigator to sail around the Cape of Good Hope in his search for a sea route to India.

Welcome to Saturday, Claudie!
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senile1
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 6:24:56 AM

mornin' Claudie
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Lighting10K
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 5:13:34 AM

Good Morning Cluadie {{{HUGS}}}

42° clear sky. Be sunny this morning and partly cloudy later.
Low 60's today. Calling for 100% R tomorrow.

I was out with my lady friend from Vegas again and some other friends I
know too. Went to lunch and dinner and had a great time.

Will be working today Lots to do.

Watch college game later today.

Enjoy your Saturday while having fun in Life.............
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HouHrl
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 5:08:23 AM

Good night, Claudie & Co.!
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keywest1
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 3:24:56 AM

Good Morning Claudie!

Have a Great weekend!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 1:40:47 AM

Good morning Claudie!

May see light freezing rain in the wee hours. Will see lots of rain and 56° (Monday at noon) Ride is just 15 minutes. 9 minutes to inch down the mtn road. Time to have the car warm up.

Woke up a little early, it was just after midnight. Felt rested and not sleepy. Had a desire to pan fry in evoo red and orange bell peppers, onions, crimini, turkey bacon, and ham.

Stirred in 3 large well beaten eggs w/a few tbsps of 1% milk. Evoo around the OrGREENic 12" ceramic coated frying pan does the non stick magic. Sliced lots of pepper jack cheese and melted it on the slow cooked omelet.

A side of no fat cottage cheese really filled me up for 6 hours. Played Starcraft to my heart's content,then watched a epi of Bonanza, The Twilight Zone, and Sons of Anarchy.

Nuked half of a butternut squash, skin on, in a 2 qt Pyrex dish, just past al dente. Then boiled (nuked) some all wheat farfalle in the same water. Scoop put the flesh after cooked, then discard the squash skin, which is soft and tasty.

Nuked some broccoli florets, added some homemade BBQ sauce w/honey, thickened it w/milled flaxseed. One should not be able to distinctly taste the honey or BBQ sauce. Each taste should be equal.

Added some evoo and garlic to the bowties, then the rest of the mix. Melt some 6 Italian shredded cheese on top, then had a feast.

Civil twilight is 6:19 AM EST. Night is 4:44 PM.

Sunrise: 6:51 AM. Set: 4:12 PM.

Length of day: 9h 21m. Length of visible light: 10h 25m. Tomorrow will be 2m 01s shorter.

The temp now is 16° (-9°C). Lows around 7° (-14°C). Wind chill values as low as 6° below 0 (-21°C). The high will be 34° (1°C) in mostly cloudy skies.

Have a tremendous day!

              : )
 
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WKGaser
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 11:58:02 PM

good night Claudie
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 9:25:54 PM

Good evening, attitash, sandipaws, and kathybye!

attitash, I saw that about the Buffalo game. I wonder what they'll do about the tickets. Hmmmm, you picked the falcons to win? Sure hoping so!

sandipaws, glad to hear you had a good commute and then a good work day. :)

kathybye, wow! You had a good shopping day with your 86 yoa friend! :)

Time for me to sign out for the night.

Good night, Buddies!
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kathybye
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 8:20:43 PM

Hi, Claudie:
I had a great day w/my 86 yoa friend. We met for lunch and did some shopping. My younger (and only) sis turns 50 yoa Week from Sunday. We found some gorgeous earrings for her, so I was super happy, and a great
card. (Made me tear up, so I knew it was the correct card)!

I also found the socks my son likes, a lip gloss I like, and also a few gift cards. All in all, a beautiful day w/beautiful company.

Glad your tooth has no pain! Wishing you a nice cheerful Saturday!
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sandipaws
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 7:48:47 PM

Hello Claudie,
Work was good today and the commute was good too.
Hope you enjoyed your day at home. Have a lovely evening. {{Hugs}}
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attitash
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 6:34:03 PM

Good evening Claudie...very busy day at work...no GB time! Morning sun, afternoon cloud with a high of -3°C/26.6°F feeling like -9°C/15.8°F. 2 hours to go at work...dang! With Buffalo playing in Detroit no team has the home field advantage...huge for some teams like the Falcons. Did pick your Falcons to win this week. Have a good night.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 4:14:48 PM

Hiya, Scanman!

Yup, tooth spot alright! No pain! :)

Going to replace it? Well, I just don't know. It's a financial issue. According to my dentist, if I want a tooth there, I would need to get an implant. He said that would cost a coupla thousand dollars, maybe? For just ONE? Yikes! Don't know if I can exactly afford that. I've just be chewing a lot on the right side (the tooth was a molar on the bottom left).

As for Mom's protimes....I guess she's cut back on something that could have been causing a problem. :)
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Scanman
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 3:07:14 PM

Afternoon Claudie!

Tooth OK? Gonna Replace? Glad MOMS results came back well..Must be doing something right.

Enjoy your Days!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 12:23:00 PM

Hiya, wemiller!

Thanks for stopping in!
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 12:00:27 PM

Morning Claudie
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 11:32:24 AM

Hello, Robustus, Farful, and dickc49!

Robustus, nice that you enjoyed both of the meals; too bad you couldn't take a plate home. :)

Farful, I still have 30¢ more to use on my Kroger fill-up for next week. :) Hope you don't get that rain today, esp. with those temps!

dick, oh, wow! Sounds like you got some good info out of your trip to your sister's. :) Talking about her putting pressure of tightened muscles for 5-10 minutes....my chiro does something called 'pressure point' therapy on the backs of my legs, specifically the thigh area. B/c of my job as a teacher and all the standing up I was required to do, those muscles/tendons/ligaments (whatever) ARE tight (still); all he does is take his thumb and push down on certain places and they relax. He's been doing that for years as part of my 'maintenance' visits, and it seems to help. The good thing is, though, those muscles/tendons/ligaments (whatever) aren't as tight as they used to be b/c I don't stand up/around like that any more. Hope your sister can get a recommendation for a PT in your area.

[Edited by: Claudie at 11/21/2014 11:33:33 AM EST]
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dickc49
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 11:21:17 AM

Good morning Claudie,

Had all intentions of stopping here yesterday, but never got that far as life got in the way. Had a good trip out "west". Found out my sister takes HMO Blue, my BCBS, so I called for a referral, and now she can bill BCBS for my visit. Two can play the money game. She will send her billing company a statement showing I paid my co-pay in cash to her. This also gives her certain "rights" in the Blue Cross system, like the right to prescribe Physical Therapy which she feels would benefit me. She has written the PT order, and I am waiting a few days to hear back on it as she has only a few out there she really likes, and she will contact them and see if there is a someone out here they know of that can do the PT the way they do. Many do a "generic" PT. Only a certain few really take their craft to heart and do specific muscle therapy and massage on those specific muscles. That is what she wants me to get. Am hoping she can find me one out here. I know that the odds are not that great however. A few more days will not kill me. Her treatment did help. She works by finding where you are "out of balance". By that I mean she analyses your stance, the gait of your walk, how you sit, stand up, those sort of things. She then goes to work on her treatment table checking varied muscle groups and finds those that are tight, or tighter on one side than the other. She then uses her education to put pressure in the right locations for 5-10 minutes to relax those areas. She had not looked at the two MRI's I brought with me when I left, but tells me that the term "Arthritis" is very overused by many MD's. In many cases, you DO have arthritis, as the cartilage is worn through and the bones are rubbing. In my case, unless it shows on the MRI's, it might be an imbalance issue causing irritation in the joint. Left untreated, it can become arthritis, but unless the cartilage is worn through, it is not yet arthritis, and is not only treatable, the actual arthritis is PREVENTABLE. Will find out from her in the next few days if that is indeed what she finds, that is if the MRI's show enough of the areas she needs to see to discern that.

Will be heading up to Maine tonight. Have a training class for the adaptive program I volunteer with scheduled for tomorrow.
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Farful
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 11:11:42 AM

Good morning Claudie and All!
 
Claudie, Glad that your Mom's numbers were acceptable at the doctor's office. Hope that her sodium level is good too.
 
Great to get a 30¢ discount on gas from Kroger. Hy-Vee grocery stores have gas discounts in our area.
 
Temp today was 8 °F( -13.3 °C). Was some mention of freezing rain but it is clear and sunny now.
 
TGIF!
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Robustus
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 8:22:16 AM

Good morning Claudie!

I wish I read your reply to my post earlier! ;)

I had plenty to eat yesterday for sure! Too bad I didn't take your advice and take some home last night! Both places had lots of good food!

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Claudie
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 7:14:58 AM

Good morning, WKGaser, SteelPenny, Dino, yankie, MidnightSun, pink, JM, grmoore, org, hmcsretired07, TUrtLE, scout, and senile!

SteelPenny, oh, dear! Kansas got the better of WVU, I see. :( What's WVU's record now?

Dino, thanks for the U2 song from Dino's juke box.

MidnightSun, I know you are looking forward to Monday. Hope there's not much snow to make your travel to the hospital difficult. BTW, just wondered...how far is the hospital from where you live?

JM, a decent season for the Falcons? Maybe so. It would be nice, wouldn't it?

grmoore, not surprised traffic was better once you got off the interstate; that's where everybuddy probably was! :( Good luck to the girls' volleyball team tonight!

org, thanks for today's history tidbit; something entirely new for me.

TUrtLE, :)

scout, thanks for the Friday music!

WKGaser, yankie, pink, hmcsretired, and senile, thanks for stopping in!

Staying home today. :)

[Edited by: Claudie at 11/21/2014 7:15:45 AM EST]
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senile1
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 6:54:06 AM

mornin' Claudie
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 6:47:33 AM

It's iPod Friday!

Mighty to Save by Michael W Smith is playing.

Have a great weekend Claudie~
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 6:44:04 AM

Good Morning Claudie,

Concluding the week with another blonde smile.

Job Opening

A blonde walks into the police department looking for a job. The officer wants to ask her a few questions....

Officer: What's 2+2?

Blonde: Ummmmm... 4!

Officer: What's the square root of 100?

Blonde: Ummmm... 10!

Officer: Good! Now, who killed Abraham Lincoln?

Blonde: Ummmm... I dunno.

Officer: Well, you can go home and think about it. Come back tomorrow.

The blonde goes home and calls up one of her friends, who asks her if she got the job. The blonde says, excitedly, "Not only did I get the job, I'm already working on a murder case!"

TGIF
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hmcsretired07
Champion Author North Carolina

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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 6:16:08 AM

Good morning Claudie
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org_elizard
Champion Author Greensboro

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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 6:06:44 AM



On this date, in 1783, with the Marquis d'Arlandes, Pilâtre de Rozier made the first free flight in a balloon, reaching a peak altitude of about 3,000 ft and traveling about 5 1/2 mi in 20 min.

Welcome to Friday, Claudie!
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grmoore
Champion Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 5:48:01 AM

Greetings Claudie/friends:

Happy Friday! 36 degrees this morning. U certainly enjoyed the warmer temperatures yesterday.

In early (again) today on account of my need to attend a training class. Accordingly, it will be another day of driving solo outside of my carpool and braving the traffic. Surprisingly, the traffic during the morning commute was actually reasonable once I got off I-75N and traveled the surface streets. Yesterday afternoon's commute was a different story!

Following training I have the penultimate volleyball match for Georgia State tonight at 6:00p and the final one tomorrow evening.

Off to breakfast and start to the day.

Have a great day all!
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JMBoykinII
Champion Author Chattanooga

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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 5:15:50 AM

Good morning, Claudie. If the Falcons can find a way to win on Sunday, they may end up with a decent season.
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pinkelefant
Champion Author Sacramento

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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 1:24:45 AM

Wishing you a happy almost weekend Claudie
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MidnightSun
Champion Author New Hampshire

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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 1:23:34 AM

Good morning Claudie!

Was a difficult decision as the mkt is closed next and I will be in the hospital next week.

Had a wonderful sleep last night, this morning as well. Went to bed earlier than usual and slept later than normal, until 2:30 AM last night. Begin to post my rounds, then found pages were loading forever.

Phoned Fairpoint, my phone and internet provider, to ask what was the problem. All the LED lights were lit yet dialog boxes of "Unable to connect" were seen repeatedly.

This happened on and off 3x. A Ping test at the command prompt told the story. 4 packets of info sent, 100% loss. It was my Ethernet cable. juggled it in the back of my desktop and then it worked fine. Still does.

Getting the car ready was a cinch w/the vinegar/isopropyl alcohol mix sprayed on the windshield the night before. Have a plastic tub built in under the windshield wipers to catch any runoff. Did not need to scrape at all

My road was freshly sanded. Like that a lot. Traveled to Littleton and saw the Yankee fan that is there every week at the same time is me. Wore my fire Red Sox winter jacket and made sure to stand where he could see. Asked him where is his cap today. He said no cap today.

Bought a few items x2 to last me two weeks. The mkt is closed all next week. Giant heads of leaf lettuce is $1.68 ea, avocadoes 3/$2, butternut squash 48¢a lb, crimini 10 oz for $2.25, broccoli crowns $1.28 a lb,

Yellow and orange bell peppers are $1.58 a lb (Passed on the red that was a whopping $2.95), black and blueberries 3/$5, cukes 67¢ ea, 5 lbs carrots $2.38 and a 1 lb bag of spinach for $3.

Big Papa's specials this week. Click on See more

Stopped at Rite Aid before 8:30 AM (They open at 8 AM) and saw a trail of shoe soil on the shiny tile floor from the front door to the pharmacy. Asked the cashier to mention it to the ast mgr.

Stopped at WM for a few items, then on to Shaw for the last day of pork country ribs for $2.19 a lb. Bought a 2.5 lb pkg to get me thru the w/e.

Returned to Rite Aid mainly to see if the cashier told the ast store mgr that the floor was dirty. She did not, said she forgot. :o

Trimmed the fat off the ribs at home, poured the remaining cooked ones in the 6 qt crock pot, then added my homemade BBQ sauce, sliced carrots and the ribs in the 1.5 qt size.

Poured 6 oz of honey on top of the ribs, plus 4 cloves of diced garlic. Slow cooked for 3.5 hours, then sampled the fresh made ribs. Tried a small amount of ketchup with the sauce and honey. Was a good experiment. A 'Small amount' of ketchup is the key.

Will be leaving early for the hospital on Monday for my hip replacement surgery. Friday looks to be the return home date. May convalese at a friend's home, depending on my stair climbing ability. Sure would prefer to be home.

Civil twilight is 6:18 AM EST. Night is 4:45 PM.

Sunrise: 6:50 AM. Set: 4:13 PM.

Length of day: 9h 23m. Length of visible light: 10h 27m. Tomorrow will be 2m 01s shorter.

The temp is 18° (-8°C), the high will be 23° (-5°C), in cloudy skies.

Have a delightful day!

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yankiefrankie
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 1:03:05 AM

Good morning y'all.....
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