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 9/13/2013 9:39 AM
 
 Modified By Jomilt  on 9/13/2013 8:40:52 AM

Have a wonderful day and know I'm thinking about y'all..

Joella


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 9/13/2013 11:57 PM
 

what a neat card! love it...didn't even realize that it was Friday the 13th till something was said on radio I think that was noonish...how ever it was a good day..can't complain at all.

Had a neat day yesterday took Shadow on a walk and as I was on part of the route (I usually walk through the churchs parking lot drain problem and usually water collecting and Shadow is by then wanting water) so he got his water and I realized that there was cars gathering around and one of them I knew so went over to see what was going on she asked me if I was going to go on the picnic and I said since I hadn't heard back from you didn't know that it was still on and I had Shadow so wouldn't have time to get him home and back...she said we'll run you home so we did that ran home gave Shadow some food turned fans on and grabbed purse got back to the parking lot and remembered my glasses so back we went to get my regular glasses (had sunglasses) then the bus came and we head up to Mesa Falls such a pretty area stopped and had a picnic...the group was a senior citizen group which just seems weird that I'm old enough to join in it's a beautiful area and always love going there....because it's a senior center group the meal was good don't get me wrong but strange put togethers...and although they didn't bring salt they didn't put stuff in coolers so the cold was cold and the hot was hot that did surprise me...one salad I totally enjoyed was a shredded beet and carrot salad just that shredded beets and grated carrots about medium...and balsamic vinegrete that she makes but think one could use boughten or make your own...any way we had this salad, potatoe salad, speghetti, chicken think the larger part of wings, cookies and brownies oh corn on the cob the water was room temperture so was the milk ...me I would have had ice and coolers but that is me...

it was still a very nice day and one of my high school class mates was there as well that was fun...

sheila

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 9/14/2013 11:51 AM
 

Awwww! Thanks for the card, Joella.

Sounds like a lucky choice for your walk, Sheila - ya got to go on a Senior's picnic. It's a buster when you realize you're one of those "old people" we didn't want to become, isn't it?

When my Mom complained about being bored we suggested she check out the Senior Citizen Center in town. She replied that she "didn't want to hang out with a bunch of old people". We laughed and said, "Mom, you ARE one of those old people!" She wasn't very happy with us. Now that I'm one of those "old people" I understand perfectly.

Let me tell you, living in a senior community can sometimes be downright depressing. I hear the ambulence sirens once, twice or even three times a day and as I watch some elderly resident struggle to put one foot in front of the other even though they are leaning on a walker, I think OMG - that's me in a few years! And everyone has the same startled reaction to all the things we have to cut out of our lives. We always think it won't happen to us. A man can't change the oil in his vehicle any longer; his wife can't see well enough to sew that button on or knit that scarf; the soprano voice suddenly cracks even on a low note and eventually singing is a thing of the past; the knees just won't let you garden any longer and it's so hard to pay someone else to mow the lawn; Aerobics? Really? I can huff and puff just climbing the stairs into church. Oh, yea, church - the one I attend is 90% senior citizens. We have a whole line of walkers along the back wall and the ushers bring each to its proper owner during the last hymn. It's a sight! Handicap parking? Hard to find a spot when most everyone in town has a handicap plate!

For now, when I hear a siren instead of thinking oh, no, another resident being carted off to perhaps never return, I'm trying to think Oh, good, the folks are here to help someone in trouble. And the elderly couple who have been married over 65 years and help each other shuffle into Bingo? I'm trying to think how lucky they are to still have each other and how wonderful that they still manage to get out. Even if it takes them 4 times longer to do it!

But most days I still think I'm too young to be old! And then I look in the mirror . . .

Evie


Evie driving Flitter, 26' Itasca Spirit with furry co-pilot, Elsa
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 9/14/2013 11:55 PM
 

oh so true Evie!! I certainly don't feel the age that my mirror screams at me that I am.

There are days though when I almost feel that old but for right now doing good...

sheila

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 9/17/2013 1:37 PM
 
Hi girls! I almost forgot it was Friday the 13th also. Just another day.
Evie, enjoyed your description of living in a senior community. Recently, I have been interested in a very nice Del Webb 55+ active senior community. Never thought of hearing sirens each day sometimes several times a day. Will definitely have to rethink relocating to a senior neighborhood. LOL

Linda

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 9/18/2013 9:56 AM
 

Yeh, Linda, there are definite minuses to living in a senior community, but the pluses outnumber them. There are 1440 mobilehomes in the community where I live, so it's pretty hard to have a day go by without the ambulance. But, having lived in a park where the management decided to go "family" I KNOW I don't want to repeat that experience. It took the kids exactly 1 month to ruin the shuffleboard courts; bicycles and skate boards narrowly missed slow walking seniors and in some cases didn't miss; and apparently kids were never taught about privacy and trespassing. With no play areas available, the little buggers became terrorists. Nope, give me doddering old folks any day! I get to enjoy a pool that I don't have to clean and there are no racing, running, cannonballing kids sharing it!

Evie


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 9/19/2013 12:08 AM
 

Totally get what you are saying Evie..when I'm at KOA one of the things I wish that they would do or actually anywhere is put a age limit on the use of the hot tub ...when I go to sit in the hot tube I get really tired of the kiddies joining in you want to relax and they are anything but relaxing... and can really see the safety issues...

As much as I love my grandkids I'm so glad to come to the trailer at times...the noisy level is so great one of the 7 year old has the lungs of a lion...you say will you go get ..... he will go to the stairs and yell ....grandma needs you!!! and I think I could have done that then think not...they would never have heard me!!!

I need my truck fixed so that I know that middle to late Oct. will be in UT on my first leg to Q...it's getting chilly...today was the first day that the fireplace has been on for the most part all day and that just keeping the heat about 68 also the first day not been in the house most of the day...sometimes one needs a day off! have had a bin of magazines that I've been hoarding for years cause I wanted to go through and clip out hints, or copy recipes that type of stuff so for the past 2 or more weeks been doing that try to go through 3-4 a day although I don't do it every day..I've got it down to a few on the floor for me to finish with and a bin that I need to straighten up and do something with...so glad to see it gone and now I will be able hopefully to get one read before I buy the next one (it's the weekly magazine that makes the problem)..

Today is my eldest grandson's b'day, he turns 17 today and haven't even seen him even though he lives here....he just wanted to spend the evening with his girl friend...so his mom tagged a long with him...hope the girl friend made him a cake :)

sheila

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 9/19/2013 9:17 PM
 
Evie - You brought up lots of things I hadn't considered about a 55+ community. I have thought of me taking my 3-1/2 yr. old grandbabies to the pool there and the kids screaming, splashing, etc. and having a bunch of crabby old geezers getting ticked off. LOL Guess there's good and not good with everywhere. I'm not at all crazy about paying the high monthly HOA dues so I'm thinking maybe this type of living is not for me right now anyway. There's lots of seniors in my current neighborhood but there's kids too - no age restrictions here and very little HOA dues. The school busses go by each day during school time.

Why we have choices right??

Linda

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 9/20/2013 10:20 AM
 

Milt and I will never live in a subdivision that has HOA rules.. I have seen local ones be "overboard" and "changing the rules as they see fit throughout the years"... We once checked one out and they "ran a check on us and determined we would FIT in their neighborhood, even though we were in business for ourselves...we had no customers coming to our house... We decided NOPE... their neighborhood didn't FIT for us.

I find the "little folks" of today are not as quiet as they used to be when I was raising mine.. I like kids... but NOT all of them. If there is one misbehaving around me...I'd just as soon it be asked to leave. This is not because I've been come old and crotchedly... I have always felt this way.. In my "olden days" I have learned NOT to tell the parents to shut the kid up, as I used to!!! ....hahahahaha!!

Happy days!

Joella


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 9/24/2013 10:34 AM
 

Guess there's room in the world for all our likes and dislikes. Once dh and I were traveling by car and pulled into a motel where our room opened into an indoor pool/spa/lounge area. Looked so peaceful and inviting. We decided to go to dinner and make full use of their spa when we got back. Motel filled up while we were gone and a couple were just getting out of the hot tub with a naked baby, right under the sign that said it could only be used by 14 and older folks. Changed our minds about soaking in the spa. THEN 5 or 6 kids were running around the lounge area screaming and chasing each other. Started banging on doors as they passed. Yup! I enjoy living in a senior complex even if we do have rules! A couple ignored our rules about babies in pools and brought their little one into one of our pools. The baby promptly pooped in the pool and it cost the management a fortune to drain, scrub, refill, etc. because the Board of Health demanded it.

Seems like most parents today think their children have the "right" to annoy others.


Evie driving Flitter, 26' Itasca Spirit with furry co-pilot, Elsa
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