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Posts posted by ReniC

  1. Hi All. Just popping in reading everyone's notes. It's nice to read what everyone is up to and about their weather changes. Even after all these years I miss the 4 seasons in the Lake Tahoe area. It was a very special place to my family for all year long.

    Sunday had a surprise for me as my DD was given an extra day off so she cooked dinner for us. Surf and Turf. What a feast! I saved the steak for last night's dinner, but enjoyed the King Crab legs and all the sides she made. Since she's gone back to work I haven't seen her but a few moments a day on her way to work. I'm so blessed to have such a caring and giving DD.

    One or two rounds on the afghan and it's done! Finally. Then on to other projects.

    "A smile is a curve that sets everything straight." Phyllis Diller


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  2. I've not used this Hobby Lobby yarn as I don't have a store in my town. After looking up both yarns on their websites, I would venture to say they would not be the same. Yarn Bee Soft and Sleek is listed as a 4 weight and the Lion Brand Scarfie is listed as a 5 weight. Your best option is to make a swatch of each and compare gauges. If they measure out the same per stitches, you probably could make a go of it.

  3. pineknottThat's good news! I hope the cardio visit goes as well.

    On another note, it rained again last night! We haven't had this much rain during summer and fall in a very long time. I'm loving it.

    On a whim, I made another jar cover last night. Same pattern, a little bit larger jar, but different yarn. It's not as pretty to me as the smaller one, but, it's functional. Back to the afghan. I only have about 3 rounds to go.

    Enjoy your day and.....  Be a Fruit Loop in the world of Cheerios! (author unknown)

  4. Well, Fall is here! The wind is a sure sign of seasons changing in this part of the country. I think I'll stay indoors since 25-35mph with 50mph gusts is a bit rough.

    Glasses are working well (they better at that price) and are comfier than the last pair.

    SIL is having some heart issues and he's only 54. He's all set for more tests by his cardiologist. DD is a bit anxious over this and I don't blame her. I am too for that matter.

    Mary Jo: Hope all went well with Tampa Guys' procedure. Please keep us posted. I'm so glad you are crocheting again. I try to diversify with painting, reading and beading in between so I don't get burned out.

    Brenda: Your DH is amazing to do as much as he does. It sounds like he keeps you pretty busy also just keeping track for him.

    Pineknott: Good morning. Hope you are well.

    Baily4: I'll bet with your seasonal changes, the Fall colors in your area are amazing!

    Mona: Your sunrise and sunset sounds fabulous. I miss the spectacular sunsets at our other house. My living room bay window looked out over a long valley towards the northwest with mountains on both sides. The east side mountains of the valley had red and black sandstone cliffs that were amazing during intense sunsets. Now my living room faces east so I miss a lot of nature's amazements.

    Enjoy the day! I'm sure going to try to.


  5. 7 hours ago, Tampa Doll said:

    Good morning Everyone.  Up early and watched the sun come up.

    Rained early this morning, but no more for the rest of the week.

    Reni - The last set of glasses (progressive bi-focals with prisims), I got over the internet.  They are great, and they were not as expensive.  The set before that I bought at Costco, still cheaper than them.  They fit perfect and I had less trouble getting us to them, then when I paid a lot.

    Have a fun day today.

    Thanks for the info Mary Jo. I looked online and the frames I bought were $56 less online than what I paid for. Told ya' I got gouged. I also had to pay part out of pocket for the eye exam even though in previous years it's been billed to Medicare and my secondary. I never paid anything out of pocket with my previous Dr's as it was considered medical due to glaucoma. Like I said, I like the Dr, but, not impressed with how much more they charge for everything:cry Done venting.

    Today will be better!

  6. Rain again this morning and welcomed. Maybe more later. It's not acting like Arizona with all this rain.  I need to pick up my new glasses. Talk about expensive- WOW! I did get 30% off for belonging to AARP. I still felt gouged though.

    Mary Jo: Prayers for Tampa Guy for everything to run smoothly. I'm glad to read you've picked your hook up again. Small projects are great to glide back in. Enjoy!



  7. We had a huge storm early Monday morning. I could not go to sleep no matter what I tried so, I got back up and read awhile. The last time I looked at the clock was 4am. I finally fell asleep and BOOM! Thunder at 5am directly over my house. Talk about a wakeup. The lightening was so bright it had a blue tinge! Needless to say, I only slept a couple of hours after the storm but, made it through the rest of the day. The rain was nice though. LOL

    It's been cloudy around here off and on since and maybe a shower or 2 this weekend. It's strange but welcome to have so much rain this summer and now Fall. Love it.

    Hope all are enjoying your day.


  8. On 10/3/2021 at 11:32 AM, Granny Square said:

    That's interesting, thanks for sharing that; I wonder if it stays rolled up if you are an enthusiastic scrubber.  

    Good question. Now I'm wondering the same. Maybe, if necessary, instead of weaving in one of the tails it could be used to wrap and tie a bow around to secure.

    ETA: Or a knot like a half hitch or a girth hitch to easily untie and unroll.

  9. 1 minute ago, pineknott said:

    good afternoon

    we have that same thing here, run by an RN, my thought is its an invasion of my privacy, what little we have left, I do better face to face and not phone contact.

    He made it sound like he could help, get through better, nope turns out he couldn't like he thoyght he could, ah well, lol

    One plus is, if there is something I call about that's pressing, she'll get the Dr. on the call also. They're all in the same building and affiliated with the hospital. There is even a Urgent Care at this facility. I do have to monitor my BP and oxygen levels daily. If I'm not satisfied with the service, of course I can cancel. We'll see how it goes.

  10. 19 hours ago, minwifeof4boys said:

    Reni, if I lived near you I would come keep you company for sure...I get lonesome out here in the middle of no where.. Dh has worked everyday and its me and the animals.... and they don't talk!

    Thanks Lea! That's nice to know you'd do that. DD keeps trying to get me to adopt a dog or cat, but, I'm just not sure I can care for either at this point. At least animals don't talk back! LOL

    6 hours ago, Tampa Doll said:

    Reni & Lea, I use to hold good conversations with myself, when I was alone, I found I was quite a conversationalist.:rofl

    Mary Jo: I too keep a good conversation going with myself, and sometimes the TV! LOL

    Pretty nice here today and no wind, but up to 86°F later and down in the 70's next week. My kind of temps! When it gets below 80, I can sit on my back patio and crochet.

    Here's hoping everyone's day turns out great! 

  11. Mary Pat: That's great news on all your ribbons and gift card. Congratulations!

    I'm experiencing a little bit more of an incentive for crochet. I'm ready to add the border to my afghan and I finished one of my WIP doilies that was started a few years ago. If I crochet in the evenings, I get more done during the day. LOL

  12. Fall is officially here! Yay 81°F today and 50°F tonight. Just a few nights ago it was in the 70's for the low.

    I had my annual wellness checkup yesterday. All good. They offer a new service for Chronic Care. A Phys. Asst. calls once a month to check on the patient and the patient in turn can call her direct anytime during business hours, even for prescriptions. Now I only have to see the Dr. every 3 months instead of 2 months. Win, win since it's so hard anymore to even get through on the phones. Our town is so Dr. challenged compared to the population here. I'm sure this is the case pretty much everywhere and especially with the pandemic not easing up. Now our state is going through a big controversy about wearing masks or not. Even though I'm vaccinated, and as much as I dislike them, when I do have to go out, I definitely wear a mask. 

    Daughter goes back to work today after being off for 1.5 years. I'm going to miss our daily visits,  big time. She'll still stop by every day but, only for a quick check on me. No more Sunday dinners either. Sigh.

    Lea: GREAT news about the book. Congratulations! And I'm sorry for your (yarn) loss. That's a lot of yarn to have to discard.

    Mary Jo: Maybe that rain will get there soon. We are always begging for rain in Arizona. Lake Mead and Lake Powell are desperate and looks like they have a giant bathtub ring.

    Take care all and hope your day is working out great for you.

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