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  1. 31 minutes ago, plansrme said:

    I do not know what I am talking about, so forgive me is this is a stupid thing to mention, but a woman I know was just telling me she knits breast prostheses for an organization that gives them away because, apparently, many women vastly prefer them to the silicon versions.  Google pulled at least one of the organizations up pretty easily if that's of interest.


    That's cool! Wonder if I can find a pattern and figure it out?

  2. I would either use an essential oil diffuser, pretty much anything would be fine to just get something else into the air. I also use febreeze. I find that it works the best for clearing up the air (lysol makes me gag). I'd spray, open windows, & run a fan. So sad about your friend though.

  3. 12 hours ago, itsheresomewhere said:

    Chocolate brownie batter hummus does not taste like chocolate brownie batter.  Nor does cookie dough hummus taste anywhere close to cookie dough.  Maybe because I was tricked at a potluck on what I was eating made them taste worse but they were not good at all. 

    They do not! The chocolate (different than the chocolate brownie batter) tastes like chocolate pudding but the texture is different. 

  4. I have progressives but I don't have to wear glasses full-time. I think if you wore them all the time the adjustment would be quick. I only put them on to read and sometimes I have to use them for watching TV or movies. You do have to move your head and not just your eyes, which is the major issue. I think when I go back for my next apt, I'll get two separate glasses. My one eye is perfect but the other one needs correction. I probably should get it corrected again (had Lasix 19 years ago).

  5. Glad things are working out for you. My IL's are the same with the TV and it's super loud and they try to have a conversation with you. 🙄 The worst is that they'll try to put on something for the kids to watch & it's either inappropriate (we don't watch certain cartoons as they're not really for kids) or something so old that my kids aren't interested (Leave it to Beaver).

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  6. I have the nylon ones that fold up. Can't remember the exact brand but there are several on Amazon. They work well for us. I prefer them to the boxy ones that the grocery store has because they take up less room and I can toss them in the washer. They do have to line dry but it takes no time for that.

  7. This isn't the first story like this that I've heard about. My ILs moved into a 55+ community. The community caters to that age group with activities geared to their interests. I know of some communities where you can only have guests for a certain total amount of time each year and others where you can only have guests during the same time frame as the rest of the community. I don't know how they skirt around the anti-age and anti-family discrimination in the housing laws.

    My grandfather always said that being around young people kept him young. The area that we just moved from had a bunch of "active adult" aka 55+ communities. Some of the people who lived there were rude when they were in the wider community expecting everyone to cater to their requirement of no kids.

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  8. 9 minutes ago, Homeschool Mom in AZ said:

    Make peace with all possible future scenarios. When I need to move, I need to move.  If my kids care for me, great.  If I have in home care, great. If I share my house with other elders, great.  If I'm cared for in a facility, great.  They are all valid options and I'm not entitled to any particular one when I can no longer care for myself.

    I agree with this. I don't want to be a burden to my kids. My ILs were just here visiting. They are the same age as my parents who were visiting a couple of weeks ago. The difference in how they are aging is incredible! My parents have always been healthy eaters and fairly active. They see their doctors for yearly physicals and my step-father has a bit more care because of his colon cancer (19 years ago & clear). I know that my mom has all their funeral arrangements prepped and prepaid. My ILs don't eat as healthy and aren't as active. They are on tons of medications and always going to one doctor or another. MIL did something to her knee last summer and they now have a handicap tag & she's severely reduced her activity. They have aged 20 years in the past year! They decided to move several states away and there is no way that they can ever live with us. SIL was always closer to them than my DH is and I always said she would have to deal with them. SIL has a child with a chronic terminal illness and herself just had surgery for renal cancer. I sure hope that my ILs have their end of life stuff planned out.

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