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bearcountrygg - Saturday Oct 16, 2021
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Rained over night...knocked the leaves out of the trees...... looking kind of bare and messy outside.......Up at 4:30 and had coffee...but didn't eat for 4 hours...ate up the last of the tempura chicken with a little ranch dressing......feeling like it's a baggy clothes day...I suspect it will be a lazy one.  I guess yesterday was my day to listen while  friends told me their woes...........I suspect I might be the only one that listens to them....so when it's all out of their system, they feel better and I feel worse.  Dishwasher on the blitz.....looked online at Lowes and Home Depot.......a replacement would be just under a thousnad when it was all said and done.......that would be fine...but it's the availability issues that bug me now....still remembering the washer and dryer woes.......think I will just put up with this one a while longer.....They really are not supposed to come out of there dripping wet. BUT .....    I have towels!!!!!!!  

Bird hunters all around here lately to the point I am afraid to walk out into the yard or go to the mailbox......after a trip to the mailbox a couple of days ago and hearing someone yell hello....fixed any desire I have to be out there.   Just heard a gun shot.....so no outside for me.....and I really do not want to hear strangers yelling hello to me when I can't even see them...just too creepy.  

Feeling quite comfy in my baggy shirt and baggy pants.....a nap sounds good.....or watvh a movie or read a book........looks like a quiet and comfy day...well except for the gun shots...( as long as that all stays outside it will be fine)

Lunch was a pork chop, green beans, rice and some pumpkin spice trail mix

Donkey on 10/16/2021:
Nothing wrong with a baggy clothes day :-) Today is the first day of the season that I'm wearing leggings rather than shorts. I'm trying hard not to turn on the heater. Last night I felt cold, but I think that was because I was tired. The house should be a little cooler overnight anyway, for ideal sleeping.

Oh no, I'm sorry to hear about the dishwasher. It's always something, isn't it? Wouldn't it be better to buy one now, and get on a waiting list so that by the time it DOES come in, you'll probably really need it? I'm not sure how I'd play this one out. Actually, I'd probably be more like you and try to wait it out, stretch every last usage out of the old dishwasher...

My dishes are always wet after running the cycle. I don't use the heat dry at all. It melts anything plastic, for one, and the air takes care of drying the dishes all on its own, saving me electricity.

bearcountrygg on 10/16/2021:
I'm thinking of just leaving the door open a little and let them air dry too...I've never done that so I think I will give that a try today and see how it goes...if worse comes to worse the dishes can always be washed by hand. I'm enjoying the baggy clothes today......I don't think I have worn shorts for 10 years...I'm always cold...even in the summer...Thyroid...


Jacky82020 on 10/16/2021:
Wow! That’s a lot for a dishwasher, but have heard prices sky high lately. Never use mine. Don’t do much cooking, or at least cooking that generates much by way of dishes. So do them by hand.

Everyday is baggy clothes day here! LOL

bearcountrygg on 10/16/2021:
In order to have one delivered and the old one taken away...you have to buy the more expensive ones...the ones they have at $500 have to be picked up in store....back in the day we were fine with that....these days....getting things up steps etc is not worth it....I think I will just keep using this one and let them air dry like Donkey.......it still seems to wash fine....it's just the drying that is the issue now.....I rarely wear baggy pants....but today actually I would have stayed in pajamas but that would have felt weird...so I picked clothes that were just as comfy...LOL


Jacky82020 on 10/16/2021:
I wash and let mine air dry. Timed myself yesterday. Took all of 5 minutes to do the sink load. Usually only do them once a day. In the morning. Rinse them off, so they are easier to wash.

BTW, the people in my fish forum are getting a big kick of those Sea Monkey pics you posted here. I save funny stuff to my iPad photo files for later use.

bearcountrygg on 10/16/2021:
I did wash dishes by hand for a lot of years......and I could go back to that again....and just may do that instead of getting a new one....will see....glad you fish forum enjoyed the pics....they definetly did temp the kids to buy them back then.


Jacky82020 on 10/16/2021:
This house had a nearly new Whirlpool dishwasher when we moved in. Still here. Tried it a few times. Can’t fill it in a day with the little cooking I do, so just do everything by hand.

The fish people loved it! lol

bearcountrygg on 10/16/2021:
If I don't run this one daily...then the second day there is too much for it....I do put pans in it...except for cast iron which have a different way of being cleaned...( no soap)...then oiled and warmed...


Jacky82020 on 10/16/2021:
Then maybe one’s worth it for you. I often reheat the same thing 3 consecutive days for dinner, not many dishes & pots to do.

bearcountrygg on 10/16/2021:
I'm just going to let them air dry and test that out.....I really don't want the hassle of ordering and waiting and delays etc......We also have a lot of leftovers but we usually fill it up daily....( pans do take up a lot of the bottom)....I do enjoy cooking ( some days).....but the disheasher is just easy for me.


Jacky82020 on 10/16/2021:
Too bad the prices went up. Heard we paid a few extra hundred on the washer & dryer last year.

bearcountrygg on 10/16/2021:
I really don't mind paying for quality....I know if I got one of the less expensive ones that it probably would need to be replaced even sooner.....but these days......we need delivery...we are just too old to be struggling to get things in the house ourselves....I'm super happy with the washer and dryer I got this year.....But...apparently they just don't make things to last like they used to....The delivery men said 5 years for washers now.....that is sad,,,,I think I have had 7 washers in 55 years but 2 of them were still going strong and stayed with the houses we sold......5 years isn't great....but what can yo do......we just pay the price and hope for the best. I will say that the dishwasher I have now is 5 years old and was around $400 total delivered......Now one equal to it is $900 plus removal of this one.....so that price more than doubled.......but it isn't a necessity....and maybe simplifying when it quits totally will be the way I go.


Jacky82020 on 10/16/2021:
Not sure how old the W&D were when me moved in. We used them for 10 years & then the washer wouldn’t spin right. The dryer was ok. But I wanted a nice matching pair. Got a metallic blue. Almost bought red. Lowe’s is a few miles away & they delivered & hauled away for free. And I paid a few dollars for a 10% off coupon for Lowe’s on eBay. So that saved a few hundred.

That’s what I like about this house. We do have 7 wooded acres but it’s near civilization, exactly what I wanted when I searched online for it. Wanted some seclusion & privacy, but nothing in the sticks. I hate driving.


horn_of_plenty on 10/16/2021:
I also commented on your previous entry :) Yummmmm tempura chicken ! Where’d you get that ? I’m guessing it was frozen ?

Lunch sounds great and so does pumpkin spice trail mix


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bearcountrygg - Friday Oct 15, 2021
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Looks like more rain today.......continuing on with yesterdays plans.....will be organizing and  doing  general housework today........ 

Pantry organization continues to be my main focus right now.  Dating, rotating, and organizing by dates.....

Woke up to moldy bread today.......second time in a row....looks like if I eat less, then D can't use it before that happens.....so Maybe look into smaller loaves....my breadmachine does give smaller loaf sized recipes.......but as irritating as mold is...it does show me that I have been eating less toast and that is probably better for me......so will have to get the bread machine going today too.  

Coffee

 

For Maria......The framed picture above isn't really a picture....but a book about a train tour through the Rockies......my Dad brought it home with him from WWII.......and he told the story...........He and several other fellow soldier had a break of a few days......being that it was the 1920's......money was scarse ( he sent his money home to his parents to buy food for his 6 younger siblings)....He had spent a lot of time in Europe and wanted to get home to visit family.....so a few guys from Michigan decided to hop a train and ride home free......well....that didn't work very well....they made the mistake of hopping a tourist train...never got anywhere near where they intended....but had a great tour of the Rockies...where he got this travel book......I always loved hearing his story....and when he gave me the book...I had it framed and gave it back to him....after they had both passed.....I took it down from their living room wall and hung it in my house.......These memories are so special......I'm glad that you have some loved things from your Mom to cherish.

Jacky82020 on 10/15/2021:
You use a bread machine? I bought one on eBay a few days ago for making low carb bread with almond flour. Pretty red thing, matches the microwave. $40. Reconditioned. I’ll post a pic. It’s so cute!

Gave my old bread machines away years ago. Loved the smell of baking bread.

bearcountrygg on 10/15/2021:
I am using it for about 80% of our bread now...love it....Since I can't always rely on the store having bread on the shelf......it is just easier to always keep stocked up on the ingredients well ahead and just bake as needed.....my easiest recipe only takes, flour, salt, sugar, olive oil, yeast and water.....and takes 3 hours to make......so easy....I recently figured out that it used to appear to take 4 hours...but then realized that the last hour was to keep it warm...LOL...so now I just unplug it when 3 hours is past....works beautifully.

bearcountrygg on 10/15/2021:
I am using it for about 80% of our bread now...love it....Since I can't always rely on the store having bread on the shelf......it is just easier to always keep stocked up on the ingredients well ahead and just bake as needed.....my easiest recipe only takes, flour, salt, sugar, olive oil, yeast and water.....and takes 3 hours to make......so easy....I recently figured out that it used to appear to take 4 hours...but then realized that the last hour was to keep it warm...LOL...so now I just unplug it when 3 hours is past....works beautifully.

bearcountrygg on 10/15/2021:
I am using it for about 80% of our bread now...love it....Since I can't always rely on the store having bread on the shelf......it is just easier to always keep stocked up on the ingredients well ahead and just bake as needed.....my easiest recipe only takes, flour, salt, sugar, olive oil, yeast and water.....and takes 3 hours to make......so easy....I recently figured out that it used to appear to take 4 hours...but then realized that the last hour was to keep it warm...LOL...so now I just unplug it when 3 hours is past....works beautifully.

bearcountrygg on 10/15/2021:
I am using it for about 80% of our bread now...love it....Since I can't always rely on the store having bread on the shelf......it is just easier to always keep stocked up on the ingredients well ahead and just bake as needed.....my easiest recipe only takes, flour, salt, sugar, olive oil, yeast and water.....and takes 3 hours to make......so easy....I recently figured out that it used to appear to take 4 hours...but then realized that the last hour was to keep it warm...LOL...so now I just unplug it when 3 hours is past....works beautifully.

bearcountrygg on 10/15/2021:
I am using it for about 80% of our bread now...love it....Since I can't always rely on the store having bread on the shelf......it is just easier to always keep stocked up on the ingredients well ahead and just bake as needed.....my easiest recipe only takes, flour, salt, sugar, olive oil, yeast and water.....and takes 3 hours to make......so easy....I recently figured out that it used to appear to take 4 hours...but then realized that the last hour was to keep it warm...LOL...so now I just unplug it when 3 hours is past....works beautifully.


bearcountrygg on 10/15/2021:
WOW.....Cant get rid of all this because it gives me the yellow/orange screen....but I will work on that later...sorry.


Donkey on 10/15/2021:
I wouldn't waste any time trying to get rid of the multiple comments. It's happened to me before, and I just move on. It's a glitch. Just my 2 cents.

I have been toying around with the idea of making my own bread(s). Mine would be more of a stress-relief tool, and also a creative outlet -- it feels good to make things with your own hands. I thought it was really interesting how you mention that the loaves are smaller, so then you don't have to waste as much with mold.

Are you able to slice your homemade bread thinly (like store-bought)?

bearcountrygg on 10/15/2021:
Still getting the yellow........may just have to leave it. D uses an electric knife to slice it...He's a pro at it. Looks just like a bakery sliced it.....me on the other hand with a bread knife looks like a 2 year old hacked at it...LOL....So I leave that part to him.


Jacky82020 on 10/15/2021:
I couldn’t delete multiple comments either the other day. YELLOW SCREEN.

I used to make the best sour dough bread in my machine & all kinds of rye & wheat breads.

bearcountrygg on 10/15/2021:
There are a lot of possibilities....takes me about 5 minutes to load the ingredients and set it and forget it....So easy.


Maria7 on 10/15/2021:
That's wonderful that you know how to bake homemade bread. I bet it is very delicious! At least you know what all ingredients are in it! You are doing real good with your pantry organizing...I want to get that done, also...but in the middle of doing some work in the library these days...My Mama was an artist, you see...and she would spend hours or days drawing a beautiful picture (what I call folk-art) and would give it to me for my birthday, many times through the years, so I am blessed with many of her very gorgeous art pictures...so, I ordered a big art portfolio book that has the see-through pages to cover art drawings and it came and I have been carefully arranging a lot of her artwork in it and that is what I have been working on these days, off and on. You know how it goes...off and on...have to take breaks, smile! If I start crying too much, it is time to 'call it a day' in there and take a day or 2 break from working on that. Take care and have a blessed day! Maria

bearcountrygg on 10/15/2021:
Oh that sounds wonderful Maria.....Do you have some framed as well? Those things are great when they are alive....and when they pass they become even more precious......I'm sure it will get easier to deal with as time goes on.....I admit.....looking at things that my parents left me still brings tears...I doubt that will ever change......but I can also look at their things now with a different eye.....I really have even more insight into the people that they were now....their loves and talents.....keepsakes are so precious especially when they are homemade.

bearcountrygg on 10/15/2021:
Maria...I'm going to add a picture to my diary today...and a little story of how it came to be.


PlayingQuietly on 10/15/2021:
I make bread from yeast & salt & flour & water in a bowl left to rise over night then baked in the morning....'no knead bread' baked in a cast iron pot. I had to quit fresh breads because I have no self control ! it's just too delicious

bearcountrygg on 10/15/2021:
That recipe sounds so easy......no sugar? I thought the yeast needed to have sugar to work....I'm intrigued!!! Homemade bread...who am I kidding...any bread calls me too.....but my worst downfall is that I always seem to cover it with butter and peanut butter.....I'm better off without it too.


PlayingQuietly on 10/15/2021:
*I don't have loaves of bread hanging around the house anymore~ be it homemade like mine or store bought. I do eat pizza that's the only way I have 'bread' these days.

bearcountrygg on 10/15/2021:
That is a good way to handle it.


Maria7 on 10/15/2021:
OH! That is so SWEET and PRECIOUS about the book! Love the cover of it. I bet it has some very interesting pictures inside it. I love the story about their ride on the tourist train through the mountains! SMILE!!! It bet it was a very interesting ride even it it didn't put them closer to their destination! Yes, Mama's art is hanging all over our house! I plan to leave some of it up and put some of it in the big art book (already have, cause want to protect it more). She drew some beautiful pictures and took her time with each and every one of them. She would give them to those she loved and sometimes keep a few that she particularly liked a lot for herself (which are now mine). I know you are enjoying seeing your Dad's book hanging in your house. So sweet! I know you must have been a wonderful Daughter to your Parents. Have a blessed day. Maria

bearcountrygg on 10/15/2021:
I'm sure your Mom is looking down and smiling on you Maria......You were so devoted to her.....Your Mom sounds like quite the artist....


horn_of_plenty on 10/16/2021:
I don’t organize my pantry often, but when I do I am usually very glad I did. I find things in the pantry and also throw things out that are way too old. I cleaned part of my pantry today and was reminded to eat my tuna this week. I have many in there and can save money if I eat what I have on hand for now- so that’s my plan :)

Maybe if you keep bread in fridge, that’s what I do, it will not get moldy so quickly ? Or you can slice it and freeze the slices ,…


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bearcountrygg - Thursday Oct 14, 2021
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Heading back into the pantry today.......had chili for breakfast   ( my cast iron stomach can take it).....and coffee earlier while watching the news.......did some online things already.......

Need to...........

1.  Clean the stove

2.  Keep dating canned goods DONE FOR THE MORNING, MORE OF THIS LATER POSSIBLY DONE in the afternoon

3.  Pay some bills

4.  Take some things to the basement

5.  Clean master bathroom DONE

6. 2 loads of laundry DONE

7.  Dishes DONE

LUNCH will be chicken nuggets, potatoes, peas 

Raining and chilly..........and it's knocking all of the leaves from the trees...this surely will not be a very pretty fall.......Kind of fits the year though.....bummer.

SNACK instead of dinner = muffin and gummies

horn_of_plenty on 10/14/2021:
Chili is a very filling, satisfying breakfast! Good tasks, can take awhile!

Planning to write more in your previous entries that i fell behind on, as usual!

bearcountrygg on 10/14/2021:
It sure is sticking to my ribs....LOL...and I kind of like non breakfast foods anyway...breakfast foods are just not as satisfying to me.


horn_of_plenty on 10/14/2021:
i want to read about doughboy and about the bridge...later. will make any future comments here or in your next entry regarding the two prior ones. !

bearcountrygg on 10/14/2021:
OK


Donkey on 10/14/2021:
Love chili but it's a bit heavy for me for breakfast. Also, I'm not a fan of savory breakfasts, but that's OK. I can see how chili works as a breakfast for some - Yummy!

bearcountrygg on 10/14/2021:
D is totally a breakfast for breakfast guy.....me..I truly can eat anything...I have always been thankful that i don't have a taste for alcohol because if I did...I could probably had that for breakfast too. LOL


PlayingQuietly on 10/14/2021:
yum chili!

bearcountrygg on 10/14/2021:
Got plenty of veggies and protein in today already...


innerpeace on 10/14/2021:
They were saying the leaves weren't as vibrant as years past because of climate changes, I can't say for sure, but it looks like NE Ohio is just now starting to change - my thinking is it should be further along - whose to say. Never had chili for breakfast....

bearcountrygg on 10/14/2021:
We had a few beauties here and there...but not the overall spectacular colors.....probably the most boring fall I have ever seen...so many of our trees are already bare. You should try it sometime.....it wakes me up!!!


horn_of_plenty on 10/14/2021:
SAME HERE, none of the carbs i eat stick with me...i get very big sugar lows after, but enjoying them for the time being.

bearcountrygg on 10/14/2021:
For years it was toast, pancakes, cereal waffles and a few eggs......but my blood sugar drops so fast sometimes that i do find that dinner type foods keep it steadier.


horn_of_plenty on 10/14/2021:
the doubhboy writing was hilarious! loved it. read it at lunch.

bearcountrygg on 10/14/2021:
I liked it too!!


horn_of_plenty on 10/14/2021:
that covered bridge is beautiful! is it a footbridge for pedestrians only? beautiful roof!

bearcountrygg on 10/14/2021:
It is a foot bridge that ties a golf resort to the condos across the street that they also own/rent out.


horn_of_plenty on 10/14/2021:
Ohh I would love to walk over that bridge :)

bearcountrygg on 10/14/2021:
It is a beauty...and there is always a flag hanging from it.....Love it!


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bearcountrygg - Wednesday Oct 13, 2021
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 With the cooler weather and the knowlege that winter and it's ice and snow isn't really far away....the desire to nest is predictably taking over my thoughts.........Making home cozier, more organized, and more peaceful yet interesting  takes over for me.  And with all of these cooler rainy days......I'm motivated so today I start my annual top to bottom cleaning and organizing.....it is satisfying and takes up my days and keeps me from spening so much time in a chair.  Today I will spend in the pantry rotating, dating cans/ bottles and packages.  I will see what I need to look for at the store to fill in the gaps so that I won't have to drive on the worst of the days....

As the years go by......we are realizing just how much age takes from us......stamina, strength, balance, aches and pains, just general overall ability to do things now that just a few years ago we took for granted....just sitting on the floor is easy enough...but the getting back up from the floor becomes something that you have to preplan or you find yourself literally crawling to something that will help you get up.......I can see this getting more and more difficult......I need to make some changes around the house that accomodates these new found problems..........Funny how the mind says..."go do this...go do that"....but the body says "are you out of your mind?"...............so today....and for the next "how ever long it takes".......I will be adjusting things around here for our current and future lives as 2 doddering old people......This will keep me busy for a long while......denying the need to do this hasn't been helpful so far.....and My winter project will keep me out of a chair...that isn't all bad.

Ended up decidin to make an early morning ( still dark) trip to the store to fill in on a few odd items...( They had corn huskers)...YEAH........and ended up at a shelf when a  man started coughing....ummmmm...spent the rest of the time in the store playing keep away from him....glad to be out of there.......back home now and having leftover beans and beef and had a cup of coffee earlier

Lunch was too close to breakfast so ended up having a very small sliver of chicken allfredo pizza

Dinner was a little more of the pizza....drinking lots of water...pizza does that to me...not a very hungry day but it did contain a lot of protein so that might be why.

.......and then my favorite sight on that trip always.....below.

Maria7 on 10/13/2021:
Wow! Very inspiring entry! This makes me want to get better organized. Even though I have gone through cabinets and closets and eliminated so much, I need to look at them AGAIN. As for dating cans, bottles and packages of foods, this is something I have never done but so need to do this, too. Do you write on top of the cans with a marker the bbd's? This is a good plan! Have a blessed day!

bearcountrygg on 10/13/2021:
I actually write on the front of each cans label so I see it easily.....D is picky about those date...me not so much...so I humor him and what I prepare for him is within the date...you and I know Maria that it isn't necessary...but I've got to live with this guy...LOL Of course he grew up on home canned food...kept in the basement for years......personally i think that wass far more dangerous...but I can deal with it..


Jacky82020 on 10/13/2021:
The other day someone posted on Twitter not to sit on the floor at his age unless you have a get up plan. Only he said it funnier. May have been George Takai, the actor who played Sulu in Star Trek. He has to be around 90, because William Shatner is 90, Captain Kirk. He’s been on TV a lot lately because he’s going up in a real space ship soon & will be the oldest person ever.

The very best thing to stave off the declines of aging are weight control & exercise

bearcountrygg on 10/13/2021:
George Takai had the right idea....I agree...weight and exercise help...but the challenges are still there.....I know a couple of people that have now passed away who once they were on the floor.....they had to call a 911 number for assistance to get up.....it's real .........and it is a bit unsettleing.........either way...there is seriously NO way to do it gracefully!!!

bearcountrygg on 10/13/2021:
William Shantner is already back to earth...in the air 10 minutes of which 3 of them they were weightless.....


Donkey on 10/13/2021:
At least you are not in denial about the gradual changes to mobility and access. I can relate somewhat similarly with my Husband's disease. When he gets to the point that he can no longer manage stairs, then we will need to move. That's kind of the guidepost we're using for that. But we've had to rearrange cupboards, replace toilets, etc., to accommodate him. My one regret is not putting a safety bar in the shower when we had the shower area re-tiled.

I guess it happens to all, and it will happen to me. I hope that all of the weight training and yoga now will buy me more time.

bearcountrygg on 10/13/2021:
I totally understand......right after D had his knee replacement 3 years ago...he installed grab rails...1 outside of his shower door so that he could hang onto it when stepping over the doorway.....and he added 2 to a set of steps in our mudroom that goes up to the kitchen area...I use them all of the time now that they are there...I've had a couple of close calls going down those steps. We always use the basement railing when going up or downstairs now and have both literally have gone downstairs sideways while holding on with both hands......My mother in law missed the last basement step when she was 68, fell and broke her hip and passed a few months later....I would love a house now without any steps....makes a lot of sense to me. D did put a grab bar in his Dads tub area...you can likely still do it.

bearcountrygg on 10/13/2021:
BUT NEVER TRUST THOSE SUCTION CUP GRAB BARS...THEY ARE DANGEROUS AND ARE NOT DEPENDABLE!!!


Jacky82020 on 10/13/2021:
Wow! Why were they on the floor? Did they fall down & break something & couldn’t call for help? That’s awful.

bearcountrygg on 10/13/2021:
They both fell...and couldn't get up. Luckily both had their phones, neither was hurt...just couldn't get back on their feet.

bearcountrygg on 10/13/2021:
And literally...an ambulance would arrive ( no sirens)...and they would help them get back up. There is a special non emergency number to call for that.


Jacky82020 on 10/13/2021:
Oh, t thought you said they fell and died. Were their deaths unrelated to the fall? I did read in a medical journal that more elderly who fall and break a hip die sooner than others. But not sure now if they had other issues like obesity/ diabetes etc.

One of the Blue Zone books, not The Switch, another, mentions going to this one Zone, think Okinawa. Everyone sat on floor mats. He met up with a group who were close to 100 or older. He was amazed how these old ladies kept popping up easily from the floor, racing to serve him tea & cookies. All from super healthy lifestyles!

bearcountrygg on 10/13/2021:
They didn't die during those falls....but when they fell..neither could get back on their feet.....both have passed away now....one was brother inlaws father ( he had lost a leg in WW11) and the other was a childhood friend....she was 69 at the time of her death...she had cellulitis....but I was surprised to find that there is a number to call for that kind of help.


PlayingQuietly on 10/13/2021:
*good morning*

bearcountrygg on 10/13/2021:
Good Morning!


Jacky82020 on 10/13/2021:
Bear, how is Mr. Bear?

bearcountrygg on 10/13/2021:
I think he is doing better today......the arm rash is still there but he is putting cortisone cream on it.....his memory seems better today...he was really frustrated with that yesterday....but I see improvement with that...less sleeping today....he did go and get his jab card corrected ( they didn't fill out the whole thing...just part...he went to the hardware to pick up a couple of things.....so i think it was a better day for him......Thank you for asking .


Jacky82020 on 10/13/2021:
Great news!

bearcountrygg on 10/14/2021:
yes it is


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bearcountrygg - Tuesday Oct 12, 2021

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Up at 4...looks like rain today but yesterdays was mild considering that they told us it would be bad.....will see how today goes......we do have a repairman coming this afternoon to do the yearly maintenance on the generator and he can only do that is good weather...so will see how that goes.  D struggling more after this 2nd jab.....nasty arm rash, lots of sleeping and this morning he is sweating...yet it's 65 degrees out and the windows are open.......he turned the air on with my ok...so will see how this goes....He is spending a lot of time in that lazy boy chair since fridays jab..... ......I hope the repairman does come because D will go outside with him while he is here......he needs to get a little more active I think...

My breakfast was coffee and more leftovers from yesterday ( chicken and potstickers)....

Lunch was hamburger and beans and a frozen yogurt bar

Dinner was celery, chicken and a blueberry muffin bar

and...just because......

Jacky82020 on 10/12/2021:
LOL! Very sad about the Doughboy. I remember him fondly. I hope his children can carry on the family legacy.

Sorry D’s having a negative reaction & hope it resolves day by day. Better that though than getting covid!

bearcountrygg on 10/12/2021:
He has had more of a reaction for the 2nd one........just seems worn out.....hopefully that goes away soon.


Jacky82020 on 10/12/2021:
Oh, forgot to add my state, Pennsylvania, has one of the highest vaccination rates in the country. Last I heard we are second to North Carolina. 99% of > 65 have at least the first poke. 88% have had two. Many are getting the booster. I see them lining up at the Walmart pharmacy every time I’m there for my meds & shopping. Most >65, but young ppl too, guess they have underlying conditions or their doctors said so. Read many are pushing their PCP to say they have issues so they can get the booster.

Also many overweight younger ppl there. Not positive on the booster, but since obesity is the #1 risk factor for <60, they allowed heavy ppl to go early on the first two shots.

bearcountrygg on 10/12/2021:
I believe that they give several different kinds of shots in the stores so they may be there for different ones.......but as it stands right now....D is having issues with this second one....first one was a breeze for him but the 2nd one is causing several problems....including forgetfullness....and he is quite concerned about that.....sweating this morning and sleeping most of the day.....plus the rash.....right now he says he isn't getting anymore....but we will see down the line.


Donkey on 10/12/2021:
Hang in there, D! The mild fever is actually a good sign that the body is utilizing the vaccine.

bearcountrygg on 10/12/2021:
He is having problems with memory now......not a happy camper today....


Jacky82020 on 10/12/2021:
I had more traction from shot #2 as well. Vomiting, nausea & fatigue. My weight dropped to 108, the lowest in decades. Didn’t last long. LOL

bearcountrygg on 10/12/2021:
He is on day 4/5 depending on how you count them........you did have a rough time of it.


PlayingQuietly on 10/12/2021:
hehe Pillsbury Doughboy

I didn't have any reaction for the first nor second shots (Pfizer), I hope he feels lots better soon

bearcountrygg on 10/12/2021:
Me too...he is getting worse....


innerpeace on 10/12/2021:
Yes, get him up and moving. Poor doughboy! Good to see you here.

bearcountrygg on 10/12/2021:
IP....I just couldn't stay away from you guys...LOL......The Generac serviceman is here right now and they are outside in the rain chatting......I'm glad that got him out of the lounge chair.........The rain part might not be great but the talking to someone is good for him....He is really having trouble with memory since this last jab......It was happening slowly...but since the jab it has gotten a lot worse.


Jacky82020 on 10/12/2021:
Everyone I saw had their covid cards out, required to get the booster.

bearcountrygg on 10/12/2021:
Oh okay......I know here right now they are pushing the regular flu shots....and saying that you can get a covid and a flu shot at the same time now......My Mom died 19 hours after getting a regular flu shot almost 7 years ago...I got one that day with her but hers was the senior over 65 shot and mine wasn't...I haven't had a regular flu shot since.


Jacky82020 on 10/12/2021:
Yeah, I heard they’re pushing flu shots. They are losing money on them. Just read today 60% fewer ppl getting flu shots. Think the masks & other precautions are reducing risk of the flu. Makes sense to me. I don’t get flu shots. Had the flu once in my life, decades ago. Had a flu shot twice & got sick, way worse than the covid shots. The school district bought a nurse to the school & really pushed the shots, so I went along.

That’s terrible about your mom. Isn’t the senior one stronger?

bearcountrygg on 10/12/2021:
I'm not sure if hers was stronger...I know the next year I would be 66 and would have to get the different one...so never did.....We don't get the flu anymore either...in fact we don't seem to catch anything...we do have allergies...I get pneumonia every few years....but don't seem to ever catch whatever is going around....we don't even get colds like the old days. The stores here also give pneumonia shots and shingles shots....


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bearcountrygg - Monday Oct 11, 2021

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We  are thinking this morning that we had a very uneventful fall color season.....some beautiful things here and there but not the massive beauty of years past........and this afternoon a huge storm will be moving in which apparently will take a  lot more leaves down......so that's different....still secretly hoping for a little more color though.....predicted hail makes it look unlikely though.

Had a junky snack last evening...eating dinner that early didn't work...not sure why yesterday was such a hungry day but there must be a reason.....moving along.

STORY TIME!!!!!!

Not sure what brought this memory to mind this morning but here it is..............back in our foster parenting days......we had a little boy that was 14 months old....he had only been with us for a couple of weeks and his parents wanted to visit him.....we knew very little about him or his circumstances......and according to his social worker...the parents actually lived nearby.....transportation for them was an issue...so we agreed that they could visit him at our house instead of at social services.... and they arrived....I knew immediately about his background as they came walking down our driveway............The mother was well known in our area as the girl who had children with her father......one had died...others had been removed from the home.....she was known to walk with the kids and leave dirty disposable diapers on peoples lawn because she liked to just plop down where ever she was and sit there for hours.....doing nothing ( possibly escaping her father???).....just a bad situation.........and she was now going to be a guest? in our home........I couldn't figure out why at a distance she appeared to not be wearing clothing.....the young man with her was dressed........as she got nearer to the house...I could tell...she was kind of dressed.........(she was a large sized young lady......wearing a bikini and cowboy boots)....and proceeded to burst through my front door with a raucus laugh and loud happy talk.......and while she greeted her little boy.....she seemed to be more concerned with chatting with me ( the guy looked bored)......she proceeded to PLOP her bikini bottom on MY KITCHEN COUNTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I was in shock and considered gagging but was also busy trying to keep my eyes in my head...........Luckily they didn't stay long.......the toddler didn't mind them leaving and they didn't mind leaving him...soon they were walking back down my driveway..........I shut and locked the door and got out my bottle of bleach...I could not bleach that countertop enough....and for the next couple of weeks I could not even get myself to prepare food on it.......after many bleachings....and over time....I forgot about it...until this morning........and now I can't get that vision out of my mind........I think I will go disinfect the kitchen counters...and I don't even live in that house anymore..................................

I did snack a little last night...eating an early dinner probably wasn't a good choice but all was  well.....

Had to laugh this morning...I realized that the corn huskers hand lotion that we like is getting low and with winter coming we use more of it...( works well on dry cracked skin).......so added to my mental list of things to shop for.......looked online at amazon.....7 ounce bottle for $20   WOW...then there was another option...2.. 7 ounce bottles for $78...LOL.......looked on Walmart.....7 ounce bottle for under $3...but OUT OF STOCK!!!...okay....maybe we need to find something new...this doesn't look promising......such a strange world we live in now........

Breakfast was a omelette with cheese and salsa and toast with peanut butter and coffee........big hearty meal to keep me full while I disinfect the place for absolutely no reason at all......

chicken, radish, potstickers, yogurt frozen bar, gummies and a blueberry muffin bar

 

Also.....D had a huge rash on his shoulder after his first jab...that appeared about 10 days or so after the jab...last friday...he had his second jab......within 24 hours...the rash appeared again just as bad as the first time.....this shot was lower on his arm and the rash is lower also.......applying cortisone again......That and sleeping a lot are his reactions this time.

Donkey on 10/11/2021:
Wow, that is quite a story! Definitely some issues there. Poor kid never had a chance.

I think your regular calories were too low at approximately 1200. Perhaps have a "go-to" substantial snack to eat if you get hungry, rather than reaching for junk food? For example, if you start to feel "snacky" or "jittery", go to a slice of peanut butter toast and a glass of milk (or water). Wait 5 minutes. If you still feel "hungry", "snacky", etc., then scramble up 2 eggs, and so on.

Although I have this in my "toolbox", I admit that I don't always reach for this -- not sure why, because I think it would help me avoid food fits.

Wow, I have 2 half-used bottles of Corn Huskers. Who knew that this would become a shortage? My daughter bought these a couple of years ago, to help her hands in the cold weather.

bearcountrygg on 10/11/2021:
Corn Huskers is amazing...apparently it is worth it's weight in gold now!! I think what started my snacky evening ( other than hunger) was that there was just enough animal crackers to make it a snack...and that started something..I totally agree with you....there were much better choices...somehow...ever since we started eating our main meal of the day at noon...I have looked at what used to be dinner time as more of a snacky time and don't even think about a meal.....I can do better...I need to remind myself of that...it's usually around 7 P.M. that I get into the wrong things.....I will keep your suggestions in mind...they would be easy!!!


Horn_of_plenty on 10/11/2021:
I am wishing for fall foliage upstate today when i go apple picking! we shall see!

that story is out of this world! never experienced anything like it! i'm glad you could keep your cool throughout that experience! crazy!!

i use a lot of lotions in the winter too, compared with other times of year. i even use it now on my hands (the top of hands, not my palms - just the other side) as they sometimes get dry after a shower.

bearcountrygg on 10/11/2021:
It is nice for it to look like fall when apple picking...that's part of the autumn experience!!!

Yes it was and I was at a total loss to react ......other than to be shocked and I think I was in some sort of sensory overload...LOL

I'm not too picky about lotions like D is.....he does not like greasy ones.


Horn_of_plenty on 10/11/2021:
I am wishing for fall foliage upstate today when i go apple picking! we shall see!

that story is out of this world! never experienced anything like it! i'm glad you could keep your cool throughout that experience! crazy!!

i use a lot of lotions in the winter too, compared with other times of year. i even use it now on my hands (the top of hands, not my palms - just the other side) as they sometimes get dry after a shower.

bearcountrygg on 10/11/2021:
:)


PlayingQuietly on 10/11/2021:
thanks for the unpredictable story.... ~wow~

bearcountrygg on 10/11/2021:
The whole morning was mind numbing.....Thankfully they never came back,


KathyBlue on 10/11/2021:
Well, they say that having reactions to the jab is better than not having any, in terms of efficiency... I don't know if this is an urban legend category or not, they say it is a proof that it has made effect... I didn't have any bad reactions to the jab, just a blue spot for some time after the first one, and a slight raise in temperature but nothing weird. Second one caused no reactions. Woah that story is heart-breaking. I keep saying some people should never have kids, and there should be an eligibility test considering many aspects and conditions. But conditions keep changing and I bet it would be worse to have a test like that than to let everyone do what they want and deal with the consequences. Poor kid(s) though. I hope that father of hers got a big fat jail time and the other inmates taught him a lesson every.. single.. day.. It must have been heartbreaking for you guys to be foster parents. But it's also a very venerable act. Love you to bits! :)

bearcountrygg on 10/11/2021:
The kids pasts were sometimes explained to us and sometimes not,,,over time though we usually would get info bit by bit......All of their stories were so sad...all of our kids were between 5 weeks and 4 years.....when they arrived and I can only hope that they don't remember what happened to them before they came to us.....they would all be adults now in their 30's.......but some were born addicted, 1 had fetal alcohol effects, others had broken bones that were never treated...I have found 3 of them on Facebook but don't contact them.....and wish i could find all of them but that also is sad because their lives aren't really going well and most of them wouldn't remember us because they were so young when they left our house......so I don't want to add anymore confusion to their lives than they already have.


KathyBlue on 10/11/2021:
Yes that's completely understandable. 5wks - 4years, they wouldn't remember anything. They say that kids who go through trauma at early age, they tend to have every memory of the childhood purposefully forgotten until a certain age. Unfortunately these memories are still there to haunt them and basically they don't stand a chance to live a mentally healthy life if they don't address them with a professional. Which, we all know, is very difficult and expensive to find.

bearcountrygg on 10/11/2021:
And to add to their problems they have the genetics of parents that did not take care of them, and basically considered them throw aways....if that is something that is in there genetics it gets passed on generation after generation.....and babies born addicted or were born to Mothers that drank during the pregnancy have that to deal with later too.....they were given a really raw deal through no fault of their own.....I have stories that are beyond my comprehension.....

bearcountrygg on 10/11/2021:
That said though...I suspect that while they may not have clear memories...their minds know and they most likely react automatically to things and don't know why.....attachment disorder is real.... the inability to attach to anyone....may just happen automatically.


Jacky82020 on 10/11/2021:
Wow! That mother was certifiable! Hope the kids stayed far from her.

Crazy lotion prices! Can’t you find a another brand?

bearcountrygg on 10/11/2021:
As far as I know they were taking them way from her as soon as she had another one......she had many children....I'm guessing that she eventually lost all of them permanently....our County judge seriously disliked negligent parents....so that is likely. I have never found anything like Corn Huskers Lotion...but will be looking.


Jacky82020 on 10/11/2021:
She’s a good argument for mandatory sterilization

Hope Walmart etc restocks it soon.

bearcountrygg on 10/11/2021:
Totally agree....at least 4 times that we had a child in our home...the bio mother got pregnant again.........1 called from the hospital and wanted to come and move in with us herself...LOL.....


Donkey on 10/11/2021:
I'll have to tell my mom about the rash, because that's the reaction she had too. It goes away.

bearcountrygg on 10/12/2021:
This time it was quick....likely because he already had the first does in him.......Thankfully it doesn't itch...although he says there is swelling ( both times)....I'm not seeing the swelling...I see a raised red rash.....so we feel 2 different ways on that....The lady that gave his second jab said he was the 2nd one she had heard that from......


innerpeace on 10/12/2021:
Disinfecting is always a good thing!

bearcountrygg on 10/12/2021:
And sometimes totally essential...LOL


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bearcountrygg - Sunday Oct 10, 2021

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It is about 4:30 A.M.........and totally convinced I will just have to count calories and forget about winging it........winging it makes my pants tight.   Glad to be back and ready to get serious again.......

4:30 A.M.

Coffee = 2.....

BREAKFAST 6:00 A.M.

2 egg omelette with 1 wedge Laughing Cow cheese and 1/3 cup salsa = 202 plus banana = 105

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Breakfast total = 309

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LUNCH Noon

Chili = 396

Knorr rice/pasta sides = 270

celery = 1 

sf jello = 10

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Lunch total = 677

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DINNER

Hungry, so had a fast early dinner at 3:30.....

Hormel completes meatloaf, gravy and mashed potatoes = 300

cup of tea = 0

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Dinner total = 300

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Days total cals = 1,286

Jacky82020 on 10/10/2021:
LOL! Winging it makes my pants tight too. Or at least the jeans I wear in the public. I wear sweats, or joggers as they’re politely called these days. Very loose for my hours on the bike. Can’t have tight clothes rubbing against my knees.

bearcountrygg on 10/10/2021:
Funny how at one time I could wing it....but I will say that around the age of 50....winging it stopped working..>LOL


Donkey on 10/10/2021:
I'm so glad you're back. I'll write more about this on your entry from yesterday.

You may need to track for an extended period of time. Love it or hate it - just do it. That first day you start thinking, "to heck with tracking" is the day that you definitely need to do it.

Not because I'm a big believer in tracking, per se, but rather that you KNOW it works for you, and so I advocate diligent tracking, for you, to get it SO ingrained into your routine that --eventually-- when you take a break from tracking, you're still kind of doing it mentally, because it's become a strong habit.

That's just my 2 cents. I'm so glad you're back.

bearcountrygg on 10/10/2021:
Agreed.....I just can't wing it anymore!! I hope the day comes when it gets easier....but so far...nope!


Donkey on 10/10/2021:
PS I also think, that since you're a tracker (in a good way), that if you should have a "food fit" or a "more" day, that you track that too. It could be a very helpful way to identify triggers, etc.

We can't cut "bad days" out of our lives, so that should be no different. <<<Kind of writing this here, more for own enlightenment, lol.

bearcountrygg on 10/10/2021:
You are right...so often a mess up means stat over again tomorrow...I rarely do count bad days and it's a very idea to do that........oddly...some bad days even turn into losses....funny how that works sometimes...but day after day of bad days doesn't do that....:(


happy-1 on 10/10/2021:
I feel you. Even my sweatpants are tight.

bearcountrygg on 10/10/2021:
Been there...LOL


Maria7 on 10/10/2021:
OH MY!!! YOU'RE BACK!!! HAPPY DANCE!!!!! So glad you are back! YAYYYYYYYY!!!!! We all sure did miss you! Yes, I agree with you that we have to be careful of what we put out over the internet, cause it may be read all around the world or even years (if there are any) yet to come. When I write, I just keep in mind that once I hit the send button, there will never be control of it after that, because even if I delete it from showing, the original still was out there that someone may have saved and kept for whatever reason. As for calories, counting them (estimates written down for each food I eat daily) helps me a lot. This week, Hubby and I, who have been gaining weight also, have agreed on a plan to not eat after 6 pm each day, although we are allowed to still drink juice, water, coffees, etc. as we want, ha! Love you, Girl! Welcome back! HUGS!!! Love, Maria

bearcountrygg on 10/10/2021:
It is pretty scary about what the internet can do......and you are correct...deleting doesn't take it all away....we need to be careful.....I guess you guys are getting your sense of taste back....it sure was a rough time for you and I'm glad that you are feeling better.....I'm sure that while it's no fun to have to go back to the dieting.....but when you compare what you just went through it must seem a little more pleasant....I'm glad to be back!!


Maria7 on 10/10/2021:
Yes, definitely getting our sense of taste back, ha! Not for everything, though, but for the things we have gotten it back for, we've been over eating! Ugh! Yes, got to get back on the wagon again cause up a little. Smile. Happy you are back!

bearcountrygg on 10/10/2021:
Making up for lost time...Can't say that I blame you.....I'm happy too.


PlayingQuietly on 10/10/2021:
I tried winging it... that's how I ended up here! hahah Glad to read your blog, thanks!

bearcountrygg on 10/10/2021:
Winging it is fun....but not profitable...LOL


Horn_of_plenty on 10/10/2021:
I appreciate very much your comments and advice regarding the family fight, thank you for taking the time to write them; and WELCOME BACK!!!!!!!!!!

bearcountrygg on 10/10/2021:
Thank you!


Horn_of_plenty on 10/10/2021:
welcome!!! i figure that you will always prefer not to count, but you will count when you need to!...sounds like a moderate plan right there!!

bearcountrygg on 10/10/2021:
Trying to keep it do able instead of complicating it and then getting frustrated.


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bearcountrygg - Saturday Oct 09, 2021

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Well....I just missed you gals too much..............................

Is this what addiction is like?????   Addicted to Diet Diaries????? 

I've missed you so much........and thank you for the nice responses to my post the other day........I consider you good friends and really wish we knew each other in real life..... This is such a diverse group, so interesting and friendly and  yes...addicting.  

Plus..........I think I need to count calories again...LOL......Guess I can't go anywhere.....Tight pants aren't working well.

I still feel like the internet is a dangerous place......so I will just be a bit less verbal about some things.......so it will be fine.

Jacky82020 on 10/09/2021:
BEAR! I AM OVERJOYED !!!!!

The internet can be dangerous for naive, careless & stupid ppl. You are none of the above! You’ll be fine. Most of all we risk hurt feelings in some forums like Twitter or even my stupid fish forums. But, I don’t take it seriously for long.

bearcountrygg on 10/09/2021:
I do need to be a bit more careful....I don't mind people agreeing or disagreeing with me...that has never been an issue for me.....I'm more concerned about internet safety. We do need to remember that anyone on the internet can come here and read everything we write and we never know it....they don't need to join to read here.....so keeping some things secret is important.....But....I missed you guys......guess I just can't up and quit...LOL


Jacky82020 on 10/09/2021:
It’s true, anyone can come here & read entires going back for years for some people. But what would they get? Nothing useful in terms of defrauding anyone that I ever saw. Who cares about what we have to say, it’s nothing bad that could be used against a person. This site never asked for a credit card, any type of ID. I made up my name and seriously doubt your legal name is Bear. We really are anonymous here.

I have my real ID out all over the internet, including ss#, dob, etc. All for credit cards & banks. 6 stock market accounts. Got dozens of credit cards over the last 6 or 7 years to get the sign on bonus. A few banks gave me $500, but most a few hundred. I take the money and run and close the accounts when I can. A lot of ppl do this. It’s called churning. I get emails from a blog everyday that lists opportunities. But it’s getting harder & I don’t get as many as before.

bearcountrygg on 10/10/2021:
I'm even having problems with total strangers literally looking over my shoulder when I'm scanning my credit card lately....it's happened twice and is creeping me out. With the people out there that now can actually get your info without detection while they are near you.....makes me want to go back to cash...LOL


Donkey on 10/10/2021:
I'm so glad you're back! I really miss your wisdom & insights, and of course, your friendship.

If you're addicted to Diet Diaries, then I'm all for that! :-)

bearcountrygg on 10/10/2021:
I guess I just can't do without you gals.....of all the addictions...I think this is a really good one.....!!!


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bearcountrygg - Tuesday Oct 05, 2021

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 Facebook is back.........but looks completely different on my computer.........not sure exactly why..........

Doing a walmart pick up today.....lots of things not available so will be doing some in person shopping over the next couple of days.....to get the necessities.

Thankfully we feel good.........and have lots of things to keep us busy.......I see less and less internet presence in my future.....and will be spending more time doing just about everything  else ........

Everything we put on the internet is scarily public and we are giving out info that is truly not safe out there.  

So I will be saying my goodbyes now to everyone...It's been fun and I have enjoyed spending time with all of you......life  is changing and personal info is at risk........hopefully everyone stays safe and we intend to take precautions here........unfortunately it has come to this and since I well remember life before the internet it won't be too difficult around here......I must say I will miss all of the online friends I have met and wish all well.......

 

KathyBlue on 10/05/2021:
Information is a currency nowadays. I have a good insight as I am a programmer and I work with people's data. Everything we do is registered in databases and linked to artificial intelligence that serves to improve or study people's behavior in certain situations / environments. One can try to "go back to life how it was before" but it's not possible anymore. Them big companies know about your life top to bottom. They know your shopping habits, so they can deduce if you are happy or not, if you have a partner, small kids, pets, plants, how many cars etc. in your household. Even hospitals, pharmacies sell their data to companies so they know people's prescription and OTC drug habits. They sell and pass information between them. You visit a certain website or use search on a certain topic just once, and you'll get hundreds of suggestions on literally all websites connected to that same topic for the upcoming weeks/months. After these observations, I don't really think DietDiaries journaling itself represent any kind of threat of information leak. With all the artificial intelligence there, it's less likely to have "workers" browsing randomly through the internet and targeting individuals through these tiny little websites. DD site is quite insignificant in the big picture... and it's public, it's as anonymous as it can be, very old school, no private messaging or anything. Having said all this, we will miss you. Have fun and keep up the good work. :)


Donkey on 10/05/2021:
I agree with what Kathy said. And if you're doing a Wal-Mart pick-up, isn't that on the computer? Aren't you feeding them your personal information?

Still, I applaud your decision and wish you the best with it :-)


Donkey on 10/05/2021:
^ I hope I didn't sound snarky. My point was that it's just darn hard to get away from how information technology has infiltrated and changed our society.


innerpeace on 10/05/2021:
This breaks my heart! Good luck to you on your continuing journey. I will miss you. I always got great insight from your posts. Very knowledgeable and informative. Like an internet friend.


horn_of_plenty on 10/05/2021:
yeah, facebook owns so much...and so much was down...i had those issues too...my friend in france too!


horn_of_plenty on 10/05/2021:
We will miss you, it's been a long time you have been here! And it's totally your decision :) you will be missed!


Jacky82020 on 10/05/2021:
Bear, I can honestly say I would/will miss you most of all & am hoping you reconsider & we have years to go before our journey here ends. You are the Best Bear ever! Stay!

Seriously, few are more cautious & guarded online than I am. I create a different email box for each social media type thing. I’d consider DD one. It protects my privacy & keeps me organized. I can often tell who a email is from by the box it goes to. All my online truth telling is reserved for banks, credit cards, & my brokerage accounts. I have no fear of foul play, or shall I say misdeeds that can’t be remedied. I have done all banking/stock trading online for over 20 years. Wouldn’t have it any other way. These corporations all use digital files, so the guy who walks into a bank is no safer than me. Plus the accounts are federal insured.

This site is safe, Who wants to mess with us? Besides you & I are pretty good about deleting entries.

Please think it over & stay. Life is short & often difficult. We must take our little pleasures along the way. Don’t you enjoy DD? DON’T GO.

Please.


Maria7 on 10/06/2021:
I read this and signed in to say that although we respect your decision to leave, we all sure do hope you'll reconsider. You are the STAR here!!! You are loved by all of us here. At the same time, I hope you don't feel pressured to stay if you want the freedom of leaving. It has been wonderful to have you for a friend here, even though I've not been posting much lately. If you do leave (or if you have left), please know that we all wish you and your Hubby the best. Love, Maria


Donkey on 10/07/2021:
I miss your words of wisdom and relatable stories -- I hope you're doing well.


Maria7 on 10/08/2021:
Wishing you and your Hubby a happy day! Take care.



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