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    Brenda
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    Bzybee
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    small projects like granny squares, pot holders, and towel toppers

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  1. bgs

    Boxing Day 2018 (any charity projects)

    Denise I have had that happen lots of times before this upgrade. I thought it was probably because I use my phone to get here and the signal comes and goes. I am greatful for that feature though. Since it saves my message I can resubmit it and not have to retype it when I signal returns.
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    Our House (Part Three)

    Thanks Collette! In comparison to you we are newly weds----21 years. We married in our early 40's first time for both of us. Thanks Mona!
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    Thank You FGM

    Thank you WA FGM for the post card from Lake Tahoe. Looks like you had a nice trip.
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    granny squares for those that need them jan 2018

    Lyn hope Jimmy didnt get hurt from the fall. Its also hard to read because I use my phone---a much smaller screen. Was working with Donna before my surgery and her evacuation to see if she could make it better. I am sorry for your friends loss. I think you sort of feel guilty for feeling so bad over losing them but you just do. You try to tell yourself they were a pet not a person but in your broken heart and mind they were your baby. They were there with you every day and then they are gone. One of the best comments I found was grief is the price we pay for loving. Its been almost a year and I bawl every day over losing TC.
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    Our House (Part Three)

    Thanks everyone. Dr says I am right on track. Stopped and bought readers to use while eyes are healing. I am getting headaches which I suspect is from my eyes working hard to adjust. I had headaches like this before I got glasses. Judy love the afghan in Sparkie's colors. Today is our anniversary so dh is running me up to the Mexican restaurant near us for lunch. Then he will be out mowing the rest of the day. Yesterday we made brownies for a couple of potlucks this weekend and cornbread for supper tonight. I needed him to get out and put away my mixing bowl and take care of in and out of oven. I can fix the other things because they are up where I can get and fix them without bending over. Thats awful hard--- stopping yourself from bending over to grab things but so far have been good. I put a lot of things up higher before surgery and then made a point to be mindful every time I bent over telling myself you can not do this the next couple of weeks. I do have a grabber and can do a lot with my feet like pick up a dropped sock or flip up the toilet lid. Then sometimes I just have to ask dh to get things like the vegetables out of the drawers in the bottom of the fridge. Hoping and praying for everyones safety and that the hurricane quickly wears itself out.
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    granny squares for those that need them jan 2018

    Mary Jo I went to dr yesterday afternoon (after I posted.) He said eyes are right on track. We stopped on the way home for late lunch and stopped and bought readers so I can read things while they heal. Then after we got home we made two batches of brownies for potlucks this weekend and some cornbread for supper tonight. I needed him to get out my mixing bowl and take care of moving things in and out of the oven. He plans on being outside mowing today and tomorrow. The other things I need to make are where I can do it myself. After all that my eyes and I were tired and I had a headache. They say it could be from the anesthetic. It could just be my sinuses but I think its from my eyes working to adjust. They feel like they get really tired. I had bad headaches before I got glasses. Next dr appointment is Mon morning back with my regular eye dr. I forgot to ask your thoughts on the game last Sun. I didnt get to watch it but saw the highlights show. Sandra I dont do facebook. I dont think the admins are trying to shut the place down. They are sort of forced into the "upgrades" to keep the place functioning. If they did not do them is what would eventually close it down. Its just a shame that the developers think they are making things better when they really are making things worse. Donna was working with me on some things the day before I had surgery and her having to evacuate. I told her the mobile version before this upgrade was the best of any other site I had seen and now its just awful. She wishes ahe could bring it back but instead she is left trying to make it useable. In many places the lettering blends into the background so you can barely see it even after expanding out the screen and reading it one word at a time. Debbie thats a big increase for thos little balls of cotton. I dont buy much of it at Michaels unless it was on sale or I was in a have to situation for a special projevt or color. Guess its a good thing that I am STABLE (stash aquisition beyond life expectancy)----saw that one on the internet. Hoping and praying for everyones safety and that the hurricane quickly wears itself out
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    granny squares for those that need them jan 2018

    Doing ok. Left eye still dilated. Reading better with right eye but by no means very good yet. Thanks to you for the bold print because those I can read
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    granny squares for those that need them jan 2018

    Thanks Lyn and Katy. Yes the bold helps. I forget you all can change font size and colors because they are not options with the mobile versions. I pmd Donna snd told her the older version was much clearer and easier to read. She responded and asked a few questions and is going to see what she can do. It just seems like all the lettering is not as dark as it used to be-----seems more gray than black. Those grayish words then blend into the blue background (like the page numbers and next and its arrow). But I can tell the near vision is getting better in the right eye. I saw the map with the projected landfall of the hurricane. Lyn and Sandra you immediately popped into my thoughts hoping you will be ok.
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    Boxing Day 2018 (any charity projects)

    Darski pretty as usual. I have 4 scarves done and 3 in progress. Not able to do much right now as had cataract surgery last Tues and again tomorow. This upgrade has made it significantly difficult to read on the mobile version which is what I have to use to get here. May be a good while before I can see well enough to make it back.
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    granny squares for those that need them jan 2018

    Hope everyone makes it thru the storms ok. This upgrade has made it infinitely more difficult for me to see to read and post here. The lettering isnt near as bold/crisp on the mobile version as before and thats what I have to use to get here. I have sent a pm to Donna but doubt she can do much. After surgery tomorrow it may be a good while before I can see well enough to come back and even then it just might be too hard on the eyes to deal with.
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    Our House (Part Three)

    Seeing to post here is difficult but wanted you to know Dr says I am doing normal but I am functioning or trying to with one eye healing and other eye without its corrective lense. 20/20 in the one eye but difficult to see to read with it. Told near vision comes later. Said I would not be seeing to read as well as I am if I had chose the other lenses. Other eye scheduled for early Tues am. Thought I heard dr say she will need glasses while eyes are healing. The double vision and dizziness are gone and I can see road signs just cant read much or crochet.
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    granny squares for those that need them jan 2018

    Daphne so sorry about your puppy. Mary Jo they only gave me sun glasses so I am operating on a eye healing from surgery and one that is used to a corrective lens. I gambled and splurged ( had to pay for it myself because insurance would not cover ) the lense rhat would do both near and far with the understanding I might in some cases need readers .Seems like I recall the dr saying she will need glasses while eyes are healing so maybe its after they do the second eye. This morning dr says I am doing as expected. Near vision gets better as eye heals. Pressure is better and my paper says 20/20 for that eye. Left eye Tues morning. Katy the tech testing my eye today told us how they did the surgery 50 years ago and it was gruesome.
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    granny squares for those that need them jan 2018

    Crown preps and root canals are worse. No real pain involved in this. Have slight periodic twinges especially from bright light. is bothering me at times like when allergies bothered it----itchy and watering. The number of drops going in is incredible---3 different ones, one 3x day,1 2x day and 1 1x day. 2 of them before surgery then add the third after surgery. One continues for a week after surgery the other two for 4 weeks. Day of surgery two of them in morning, then at the surgicenter they put in a series of at least two meds before and then squirt in more after surgery. Sun starts all over with other eye while continuing drop schedule for first eye. Stopped and bought a pair of safety glasses at the hardware store and wore them to keep water out when I showered and wash hair. Wear them in day as it keeps me from rubbing eye and keeps air from vent above my chair out of my eye. I have a shield to tape over it when sleeping
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    granny squares for those that need them jan 2018

    Yesterday dr said he had no concerns. Dont see well to read yet so posting here is hard. He says that part takes longer to get better and I would not be able to see close up as well as I do if I had selected the other lens. Double vision is gone and I can see road signs again
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    Our House (Part Three)

    Cindy I have problems every time I reorganize to make things better because I can never remember where the better place is. Dh is worse as he cant even remember where he puts things the first time and he will argue and get somewhat hateful about things not being where they "should" be when he is the one that put it there. I feel I am responsible for knowing where absolutely everything is around here whether I put it there or not and its getting where I am doing good to remember to grab my purse when we leave. Grilling is not a pleasant experience here. Dh doesnt grill so I have to do it and I got tired of carrying all the stuff outside to cook it and possibly carry it back in, have to get the other food ready too and then clean it all up. Tried it a few times and it was just too much. I am not a good cook and its not something I really like doing. Growing up sis#1turned into our main cook. I baked cookies and cakes (never got any good at pies) and pushed the lawn mower or followed behind the tiller. I could scramble eggs, make cornbread, peel potatoes cook and mash them. I can harvest veggies from the garden cook, freeze, can or pickle them. I was amazed once that the lady next door didnt know that those green pickles were made from cucumbers. Sis and I are just now getting the hang of making gravy thanks to The Chew. My biggest problem is when cooking several different things is getting everything ready at the same time. Dad always said I could scorch water. Mom wasnt a very good cook. Her Thanksgiving turkeys were awful. Dad said she was a religious cook bacause it was either a burnt offering or a sacrifice. Dad was a good cook but messy-----like how did every pan get dirty and that spaghetti sauce get on the ceiling. Mary they have opened some Sprouts but I havent been in one. We buy a lot of produce at Aldis. A couple of years ago the local grocery store closed making the closest ones 30 miles away so we got in tha habit of stopping at Aldis while we were out as we were always driving by one. Even though another store opened up town I still prefer Aldis. Dh actually likes it when I get distracted and burn stuff because he likes it that way. I have spent the day catching up on laundry and trying to get things lined out to make it easier after surgery.
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