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  1. We have never stopped. I see my mom several times a week. We go walking on the trails together, sometimes with her older sister (they are 74 and 75). We had to help my in-laws move last month and part of this month. We live in a rural area and things are pretty much the same around here as always, except for some of the things that are closed.
  2. The only change I will be making is keeping more supplies on hand. I had become a sort of minimalist when it came to groceries and household stuff. No more!
  3. I've ordered some things that said when I ordered that they wouldn't be shipped until next month, but got them within 4 days anyway.
  4. Nothing different than we ever do. Wash off the cooties whenever we come home from anywhere. We don't really go anywhere other than the grocery store anyway. Well, DH and DD go to work.
  5. Schedule here too, or it would be exactly like you said. DH would feel totally rejected and neglected if we were to wait until I was in the mood (never). Friday nights are our "date night." And I use plenty of vodka before I can get to the point where I can't taste the bitter tea and can tolerate it.
  6. Mid 50s here and have not actually "craved" it since my early 20s. It was like this exciting drink I heard about, and once I tried it, I binged on it for a bit, then got tired of it. For good. It has simply been something I tolerate for the sake of my DH for pretty much our whole marriage. Sad, but true. Nothing I can do about it. Most women in my family and my friends circle are the same. It is just a boring, often bitter, drink that we choke down if we have to.
  7. I know this is ancient, but since someone brought it back up, I thought I'd update. I decided to just get cheap fitted sheets from Amazon from now on. As long as my top sheet is crisp and cool and comfy, the bottom one does not really matter, and I think the microfiber (which I hate for a top sheet) does wear a bit better. Also, I finally figured out exactly what is going on. I don't sleep well at all most of the time since my surgical menopause 8 years ago, and I do a lot of tossing and turning from side to side trying to get comfortable. I noticed that when I turn over, I actually use
  8. I am loving my multifocals. I still don't see as well at a distance, but it is so nice to be able to pick up a paper or can of food and actually see what is written there without having to put on readers. As a pp recommended, I have been wearing one of my old lenses in my weakest eye and that helps with the distance a bit. I do that for when I will be out for very long (driving and such). They did cost twice as much as my old ones, but that is because I have to have toric lenses, I think.
  9. Another vote for Goodreads. You can make separate accounts for everyone you want to keep track of. Would have been neat to have while I was homeschooling mine. They could have continued using it themselves once they were grown and had a record of all that they read while they were kids, as well as what they thought about the books if they had done reviews.
  10. Brilliant idea! Why didn't I think of that? I still have my "old' lenses and am going to try that now.
  11. Yes, reading glasses work just fine for me, but are a pain. I don't carry a purse, so when I am out, I have nowhere to carry any, unless I wear them hanging off my boobs like an old lady, lol. Which I am not willing to do. I can also read just fine without any contacts or glasses at all. Just can't see any distance. I never have perfect vision with my left eye no matter what though. The astigmatism is just too bad to correct completely.
  12. I do have a trial period, but the sad fact is, you either have to give up some far vision or some near vision when your eyes are as bad as mine in order to wear contacts. And I am loving being able to read pill bottles, my phone, labels in stores, etc. and don't want to give that up. I already was doing the monovision, with one eye for close and the other for distance, but I still had to have reading glasses for up close because you can't have them so far apart in strength as I would have needed. I actually always had great vision with contacts until I started getting older and becomin
  13. There was a thread here the other week with someone asking about this I think. We were discussing different ways to deal with presbyopia as we get older without having to hunt down reading glasses constantly. I had been doing the mono vision thing, with one contact for near and the other for far, but still needed reading glasses for small print and reading. Anyway, because of some responses in that thread, I got myself some multifocal contacts yesterday. I wore them for the day at home and liked them pretty well. Still have to adjust a bit for reading I think, but at least I don't have to
  14. Yuck, no! And I don't even really worry about germs that much. To me, it is just the ickiness of it. Kinda like I'm not likely to get sick or anything eating my own earwax, but it ain't happening!
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