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  1. That is wise . It is after everybody leaves that reality starts to hit .
  2. Melody , That is beyond awful . Losing your husband is awful but losing your sister at the same time is too much . She is lucky you can help .
  3. I am totally clueless about plants . If they live they stay . I mostly have salt tolerant plants , two oaks and palm trees because they are hardy , As for leggings I wear under armour slightly loose capri leggings . I hate any thing too tight . They last forever and are super comfortable .
  4. When I got new furniture the store took the old set to Habitat and I got a tax write off . The problem with furniture in Florida is the sun fades it .I had a red sofa and chair that faded to a weird shade of rose . I now have a white couch in a sumbrella fabric that will not fade . Once I get a room how I like it I tend not to change things until I get totally sick of them usually about twelve years .
  5. Sometimes you just need new art work . Last spring I put new pictures in my kitchen & one in our tv room . It made a big difference. I bought them on art.com and was very pleased with their service . I am more like Anita in I like my house to be a little odd. This time of year is so odd we have really warm weather one day and then it turns cold .
  6. Florida has been chilly but today it is hitting the 80's . We are going out for lunch today since we avoid going out on Valentine's Day . I did get a lovely bunch of flowers . Margaret , I drive a Rav4 . I love it but then I love Toyota's .I had a Honda CRV but we never bonded
  7. I also have a Le Creuset double oven . It was a present over fifty years ago and it is still my go to pot for roasts . We are having our skylight and roof vent replaced today . It started to leak in the last tropical storm .Luckily our neighbor is a builder so he helps us to get reasonable estimates .He also wants to buy our house and hounds us about it . We have two and a half lots on Sarasota Bay .We will eventually sell him the house but not just yet .
  8. Anita, I really like your vanity and color choices . I wear make up every day unless I am staying home. It has a sunblock so it protects fro Florida rays . People are always remarking how few wrinkles I have and I think it is due to keeping my face protected . I wear Estee Lauder makeup and clinque lipstick ,mascara & blush. Laurie , Your neck looks really inflamed . Maybe see a Dermatologist ? I have spent so much on my daughter it is unbelievable . I finally learned to just step away and let her handle it . I also had a hard time accepting that she was not like me .Once I made peace with that things were fine .
  9. Margaret , We looked at the Mazda a few years ago when my car needed to be replaced . Nice car . I ended up buying the toyota rav which I love. Laurie , Before I retired I tracked all my expenses for several years so I was prepared but ultimately I retired when I had had enough of the crap at work. I was 60 and for me that was an ideal age but probably bad timing as that was at the start of the recession and I lost over a third of my savings . It did come back but it rattled me for awhile . I have now been retired 13 years and it has been great . It gave me the opportunity to travel while still healthy . I read lots of investment books to make sure I was on track and several retirement calculators .A paid off house and very little debt, and health care make it easy . Anita, I love watching the kitchen evolve . Melody I am also trying to clean out my closet and not add more items.
  10. Margaret ,I have that luxe top in blue and black . They are really nice tops . Very silky !
  11. Anita , I love how the pantry is turning out . I especially love the coffee corner . What a great idea ! I am sure you will find the perfect cabinet for that area. Melody , Happy Birthday ! I love how your kids decorated your house . We have been having constant cold weather . It may finally warm up this week . I am so sick of the few winter things I own.
  12. I can not see how it can survive after all this . It will probably be a lot different than what we were used to. I really miss movie theaters . My favorite theater shut down with no sign of reopening .
  13. Florida has had cold and crappy weather . I feel sorry for all the people who came for the sunshine because it has been chilly for most of January . On Monday I had my house deep cleaned . A crew came and did a fabulous job on all the areas you get to but they got to better .It is so nice to have a sparkling house . I should have been doing this for years . Our big project last year was we redid our elevator . We live in an elevated house 18' up so an elevator is necessary for loading groceries etc. Ours had gotten old and fidgety so we replaced it . Major expense but a big selling point .
  14. Lovely room ! The new table goes so well with the antique tables.
  15. I really love those clogs . I am just not sure how much I would wear them in Florida .
  16. I have a 6 quart Gourmia . I have tons of counter space so it is not bad.I think the appliance is perfect for people who want to cook fast . You seem to do a lot of slow cooking .I do a lot of quick cooking plus it keeps the kitchen cool in the summer .I would not have one if I had to move it from a pantry .
  17. I use mine constantly . I also bought my daughter one and she loves it .
  18. Anita , A virtual appt with an orthopedic doctor is a waste of time . The Doctor needs to manipulate your knee to see what is happening .One of your knee ligaments might be torn and when the loose piece gets caught in your knee it becomes unstable.
  19. Anita , Do you still have a knee brace ? I would try immobilizing the knee either with a brace or ace bandages . Maybe you should check with an orthopedic doctor ? You do not want to do more harm to your knee.
  20. Thanks everybody ! I am still able to enjoy life . Today we are going for lunch at a nearby place overlooking the water . I have always traveled a lot and after retirement I really traveled like crazy . I hope everybody gets to travel again this year and at one point Covid is in the rear window.
  21. I know i have been very secretive about my illness . Let's just say it was nothing I ever expected and it can not be cured only controlled . It has made me take a long look at life and what matters . It is family, friends , experiences and not things. I have said many times if you want to go on a trip go life changes in a minute . I am so grateful for all the traveling I have done and all the experiences I have had .I am so grateful for my family especially Gary and my daughter . All in all life is okay I enjoy reading all the adventures and looking at the clothes .I am surprised JJill is not sending me "Where are you cards ". I hope 2021 is a better year .
  22. I am really touched by everybody caring about me . I have been lurking but not posting . I am going through a serious medical issue but I have tons of support . Haven't been doing much JJill shopping but still doing lots of retail therapy . Thanks everyone for missing me . I will show up occasionally . We had a nice quiet Christmas and best of all my daughter came for a visit right before the holidays and made it back Covid free . I am enjoying reading all the adventures . Laurie , Sorry about your daughter . I hope she spends some time figuring out why she makes some choices . Anita, I am so sorry this Covid has made it so hard on You & your son . I hope the vaccines are the answer . Margaret & Melody , Hope you have great rest of the holiday ! I think 2020 is one year we will be glad to see go. Sorry if I missed anyone !
  23. Purple Hays , I was also a OR nurse . I spent most of my 40 years in the OR with a 10 year stint in Interventional Radiology. We had ETA go through yesterday .What a storm . The house was shaking . It went over the sea wall a little but no damage .We had rain and awful wind all day yesterday .
  24. Laurie , Do not pick the first rug . I have a very similar rug in my foyer and while it is perfect for that area it would look awful in a living area.. I know you do not want to do this but maybe you should wait until the couch and chairs come before you make the decision on the rug .
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