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MORNING ROLL CALL 2024 JUNE

MORNING ROLL CALL JUNE 2024
Top of the morning to everyone on this 1st day of June 2024.
Happy Birthday to all of our June Birthday member.
 
 
 
 

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 Thank you so very much. There is a hole in my heart where they used to be but I'm comforted knowing they are together at the Rainbow bridge waiting for me. It was awesome to hear from you,I hope you are doing great.. 🙂

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(4/9/24) @LeeS4949 , have you thought about getting another cat? After Jeremiah (dog) I just cannot. Takes too much out of me when they are gone. He was my Walking Buddy. Even with Mr. No Name, who you know about - I will be devastated when he no longer comes around or I find him dead.  👵

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 I got another guy  a while back. His name is Blackie.. An older guy ,not sure how old but the vet guesses about 15.. Cold,jet black, his story is a sad one.. He had been at the shelter for a very long time,passed over repeatedly for younger and prettier cats so I adopted him. He seems so happy now,the sad face he had at the shelter is gone and hes my best buddy. I guess we both needed something that connecting gave us. So glad !!!!!

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Lee @LeeS4949 , I thought he was YOUNGER than the "girls"  😭😭😭

 

When you had posted about your "loss" when Ms. Stretch @MsStretch had posted about hers - I thought it was Mom Penny.

 

Hope I have the NAMES correctly in regards to who is Mom.

 

I am SO SORRY - "rest in peace" my boy 💙🐈💙

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 No you had it right. Penny went first,Olivia a short time after her mom, and Buster a couple years or so later. Thank you SOOOO much for the kind words.

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@LaDolceVita and @catwoman500 , have you guys watched "Sister Boniface Mysteries" - it popped up last week for me.

 

Lol, I NEVER know what station my PBS app will let me watch.

 

Anyway, IF I have the "channels" that are showing NOW - she will be on TONIGHT at 11pm ET  💃💃💃

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@SummerIsTooHOT ...I have seen the clips of that one and it looked really cute. Not sure what time it comes on my PBS station, but I think it's when I'm watching something else. Another one I should try to catch up on somewhere, sometime.

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We were under a winter storm watch, and the trucks were out treating the roads, but woke up this morning to bright sunny, albeit cold & windy, skies. ☀️🌬Whew!  I think we may have gotten a quick shower, ground was a little damp.  Nothing crazy.  @Frozenoem , keep the snow.

 

@DaveMcK , so happy all went well with cataract surgery.  The biggest PITA for me was the regimen of eye drops that follow, but going from 50+ years of wearing contact lenses to wearing nothing was almost like a miracle!

 

@SummerIsTooHOT , by Willie Mae's mansion, if you are referring to the branch stuck in the roof, it's still there.  What can I say?  It's plugging the big hole. 

 

@LaDolceVita , glad to hear the sauna is in operation and you are partaking of its benefits.  Ahhhh.

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“We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.”
— J.K. Rowling

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March 7th! Will not know about the time until a couple days before the procedure.

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Hi Dave @DaveMcK  Glad to know your 1st surgery went well! Hopefully this will bode well for your 2nd one!

So your phone must have been behaving now too...AMIRIGHT? LOL! BTW: How was your “special Valentine’s Day evening dinner at the retirement center”??! And while I’m at it....Happy Belated Valentine’s Day!

OK... Since I had earlier wished you a Happy Belated Birthday as well....then I want to jump the gun & be the 1st to wish you a:

Happy Happy 🍀 🍀 St. Patrick’s day!🍀🍀

Anyway...stay safe & warm ...

Take care!

🏒☃️☮️~Allen 🌈 🎿 ❄️ 🏂

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My first Cataract surgery went well! Today I started my first round of three types of drops four times a day. I can watch TV without glasses fairly well. This will get over the next couple of weeks.

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It’s a lovely 14* and white particulate matter is falling from the sky. good day for a fire in the stove.Spring will come when it happens, maybe May or June with a glimpse on Wednesday.??

 

No boats anywhere until lakes thaw out, around 12” need to melt.Until then it’s. My Rangeley included.

 

Gaia answered my prayers and sent a care pkg of Bustelo from Miami.Cafecito soon!😎👍

 

My morning as the kids were waiting for the bus on the main drag, they were bundled up.


 

 

 


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And yes, after long days/nights, I'd still like to swing these hunks of glass , plastic and silicon against the nearest wall Come on retirement!
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Hi Froze @Frozenoem

 In Gaia’s thought-provoking & inspirational message, I was told that ....I am delicate like the wind....to be gentle on myself...& just focus,...to BE....& then a dragon fly came by....

Gaia also told me a care pkg of Bustelo from Miami Cafecito was sent to someone...from a FROZEN space...so it had to be you.....LOL!!

BTW: How do you prefer your CUPA  Café Bustelo? IMHO there are a variety of ways, such as just black, you can also add sugar and/or cream....& works well with flavored syrups, brown sugar & other sweeteners, & any kind of frothed milk on top to make for a delicious hot or cold beverage. But also there’s the  Café Bustelo Supreme, which packs an even bigger punch as it's made from 100% Arabica beans! YEE-HAW!!!!

Maybe  we can even meet in the main original Café Bustelo

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I hope that you...are safe & warm in your place!

Take care! 🏒☃️☮️~Allen 🌈🎿❄️

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@Therapist4u 

 

Cuban style “Cafecito” 

 

I’ve been using the same MOKA pot since the 60’s, and -“crema” pitcher for mixing, only difference from rrecipe above is I use a fork to mix. 


I was happy when Walmart and other stores started selling Unbleached Cane Sugar. Easier than driving down to Florida or flying and returning with 20-40 lpounds of sugar and Bustelo, 

 

I just wish. The supply chain for sugar and Bustelo was better, luckily nephews in West Palm and Miami 

send me Care Pkg when I run out of happiness.

 

Got old really fast loading sugar and Bustelo into the storage pod on roof of Class C or camper, or army surplus tanker bags for checked baggage.

 

Now, it’s time for lunch with Cafecito, and a side of 

Haitian piclise, couple of spoonfuls of that cleans your sinuses out and heats internally from head to toes.

 

Froze

 

 

And yes, after long days/nights, I'd still like to swing these hunks of glass , plastic and silicon against the nearest wall Come on retirement!
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Hey Froze @Frozenoem

Thanks for all the info!

BTW: They should hire you to be a spokesman for Bustelo! Hahaaa

AFA: Haitian piclise....I found that >>>> Pikliz ...the most popular relish and condiment in Haiti...is often composed of cabbage, carrot, bell pepper, onion, and Scotch Bonnet pepper, julienned or coarsely grated. Sometimes peas are added. The whole mixture is pickled in white vinegar, etc....

So along with Bustelo....you must be a connoisseur of  the hot, bold, spicy dishes of the Caribbean!

And since you mentioned Miami too...did you perchance live around there at 1 time in your life?

Anyway,

Take care!  🏒 ☃️ ☮️ ~Allen 🌈 🎿 ❄️ 🏂

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One of my in-laws hooked me onto Piclize, on one of her dad’s & husbands Birthday &  Christmas dinners. Put some on my plate , ate it and streaked out of the house in my socks to cool off my toes were sweating.

Reduced serving size no problem!

 

I’ve only lived in Ft. Laudeedale, Ybor , Panama City, West Palm for 2-4 weeks work. Vacations were 2 weeks maybe, a couple of times O considered stayin  gf long but snow was calling.

 

So what do you want  try to do with a laptop, read your meme somewhere here.Wha  try’a your budget. Might have Thinkpad or Lenovo suggestions, for faster speed ability.

 

Froze

 

And yes, after long days/nights, I'd still like to swing these hunks of glass , plastic and silicon against the nearest wall Come on retirement!
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Hey Froze @Frozenoem

How ya been?

Me? Why...thanks for asking LOL!

On the more serious side....I’ve had a few health issues needing immediate attention (as well as my long time orthopedic Surgeon, which I have several areas being worked on currently, suddenly announced the closing of his office!), on top of trying to remodel at the same time....(& of course still trying to get a new ‘puter)

BTW: You mentioned you lived in Ybor...as in Ybor City- Tampa?

I lived in the Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater area for 10 years in the 80s....worked, managed &/or consulted with places like the Don Cesar (the “Pink Palace”) on St. Pete Beach,...it was THE luxury resort back then, as well as major hotel chains: like the Hilton [both the downtown location (which at the time was a PLAYBOY Club!) & the Hilton St. Pete Beach]...& even helped open the Tampa Westshore Marriot.

Clearwater’s always been my fav area...has had some of the best white sandy beaches ...& of course tons of resorts, spas, & hotels/motels!

Anyway, as always... Take care!

🏒☃️☮️~Allen 🌈 🎿 ❄️ 🏂

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We will be going to a special Valentine’s Day dinner this evening here at the retirement center. 

Early tomorrow morning I will be going in for Cataract surgery. Given the 2 separate surgeries I will not be posting a lot here. I'm not sure how well I will be able to see to type much on my cell phone. The recovery time will be until the end of March for the second surgery.

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As a former blind as a bat 20/2000 close up no problem, to 20/30- couldn’t get 20/20. Now, it’s darn near any distance I’m fine or need cheap readers.

 

You’ll enjoy the new lenses, just don’t run out without those welding goggles.Dang it’s bright outside.

 

Stretch And others had them.

Be nice to the giver of drops until the little bottles are emptied, and the eye covers are through covering your eyes.

 

Caught glimpses of  my eyelashes for months, whiskey tango…Stopped reaching for my glasses, after a month.

 

Froze

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Hoping everyone is having an enjoyable Valentine’s Day!

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1 comment (Tuesday 2/13/24)

 

I just watched this on PBS for 1st time - anyone else has seen it?  🤔

 

The Brokenwood Mysteries 2014 ‧ Mystery ‧ 9 seasons.

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@SummerIsTooHOT   Yes I used to watch Brokenwood Mysteries on Acorn.   I will probably start watching it  again.  I think I have seen about 8 seasons.

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@catwoman500 and @LaDolceVita , have you watched HOPE STREET?  🤔

 

Lol, my PBS app "decides" what I watch, so HOPING it let's me watch the STATION that has it TODAY in about 1/2 hour.

 

I have figured out UNINSTALLING app and RESTARTING my Android "cancels" the stations I DO NOT want to watch.

 

But what a "pain"  🙄

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@SummerIsTooHOT   Have not heard of Hope Street.   Share a little bit about it?

@catwoman500   I agree no fun to watch TV on computer.  

 

@everyone, sauna update!!  Still do not have a thermometer, but we both fit into the 1 person sauna.  Started at 5 minutes, up to 15 minutes now but do not know the temperature.  No noticeable effects yet.  Did sleep pretty well the first night, not so good the next night.  Thermometer to arrive Monday!!

 

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Hey @LaDolceVita

How IZ YA? I remember last week that you’d mentioned “All is quiet on the Porch...”

This week, everybody’s been busy here!

But... I’m slow getting round to all...as I can only use 1 hand well now... b/c of the joys of severe arthritis...as it’s eating away at all my joints for dinner lately 😞 ...& about ½ of my keys stick now or won’t work ....so I have to copy/paste some letters to finish sentences...

And yet....I finally....actually... found a clearance sale on a Lenovo IdeaPad 1 14....YEAH! YEE-HAW!!

...but REALITY STRUCK QUICKLY:

after a whole day, it finally finished setup & updating & ready to use....but it was so super slow.... so I thought let’s see if this is ‘normal’...& see what reviews are saying...& the 1st one I saw was from pcmag...it said this IdeaPad 1 14 can: “...browse the web with a single browser tab open or edit a Microsoft Word document without any major lag or sluggishness, but only just. Anything more complex than these types of tasks will likely cause the IdeaPad 1 14 to balk”

Well, >>> I thought the cheap priced ‘puter would be the cure for my ‘ol laptop probs...but with such a short return window...I regrettably had to pack it up & send it back home...☹️ ...

kinda like I did with 1 of my 1st GFs 🙄...hahhaa 😄🙃

Anyway,.... I’ll check back to see how the home sauna story is unfolding...after the thermometer arrives Monday! 😊LOL!

Take care!  🏒 ☃️ ☮️ ~Allen 🌈 🎿 ❄️ 🏂

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@catwoman500 , just got my "answer" - NEXT Sunday will be the SEASON FINALE for "All Creatures"  😭😭😭

 

So GLAD Audrey is staying  💃💃💃

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@SummerIsTooHOT ...Yeah, had a feeling that Audrey would end up staying. I never really felt that Gerald was right for her although I did like his dog.  

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  1. No promises but, download an app called Pluto to tv, phone or computer and you might find All Creatures, Doctor Who , etc for free to stream- All you need is computer or smart something.
  2. Froze Off to Doc’s
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