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Old 10-03-21, 07:49 AM  
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Crone Cronies - Friends don't let friends do crazy things... alone. 10/3

The Cronies is a place for women who are mature in age or attitude. The group is highly diverse in that we have ages ranging from 30s to 60s, some are moms, some are single, some are teachers/professors, and some have jobs and work outside the home and some donít. We do our own thing and are happy when life doesnít get in the way too often. Some are training for a marathon, some donít even do vids, you get the picture.

Life and exercise are what we report. A thread is started every Sunday. Some report every day, others whenever they can.

Bottom line: we are a diverse group and very supportive of each otherís goals. Oh, and weíre funny as heck. If youíd like to join us, just come on down.
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Old 10-03-21, 08:07 AM  
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Thanks, Laura, for giving a list of titles!

Today should be a rather relaxing day, but I hope to get some outdoor projects done, like mowing the yard, doing some more clipping of plants, and bringing in some yard decorations. Gus walk out there also, hopefully with Adelija.

Laura, welcome back! It's been a long time since I've totally been offline with the computer or iPod/iPhone! Glad you enjoyed your week off the internet. Are you a seashell collector or just what YOU find on YOUR beach? I was a collector as a kid and have a huge collection - then I found out how they collected perfect specimens by killing the animal and I stopped collecting. The only ones I want to keep are my cowries and a few big ones, but trying to figure out what to do with the others. Glad the weather was wonderful for you!

Paula, the TJ croissants are easy - just take out of a freezer and let them sit on the counter on the baking sheet overnight to get them to rise. Then bake them the next day and enjoy! I'm doing senior living research now for 5-6 years in the future - some places have a waiting line that long, but other places are being freshly built. I want to wait until Gus has passed before considering moving. I've not put down any deposits yet.

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Old 10-03-21, 08:01 PM  
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Good evening. Workout this morning was Pahla B Body Shaping Day 27 Cardio/Tone and a neighborhood walk with DH.

Anita, Today was our usual Sunday grocery day. So it was buy groceries and do some food/meal prep. Yeah, I remember you're looking for the next living space, slowly and systematically, which IMHO is smart. We talk about what's next but we never get further than that. My parents had an apartment in a "senior living with benefits" in a place called Cambridge Village in NC. For some reason my sister, brother, and I have always assumed we'd end up in the same place, I guess because we're familar with it. They have a nice gym and classes which is open (for a price) for those over 50 and my sister and brother-in-law joined. When I was out there the three of us went to use the pool.
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Thanks for getting us started, Anita. I was thinking, "Good theme!" I forgot I came up with it...

We washed four loads of laundry and changed the sheets on the bed today. That was as much work as I wanted to do today. We also went over to Mom and Dad's and hung out a while to catch up with them. They were in the same general area we were before we got there. They came home on the same day we went. And we spent lots of time with Polly, the neighborhood cat. She apparently missed us because she has been all over us since we got home. She especially missed DH, the love of her life.

Anita - I'm a casual collector when I'm on a beach with seashells. We have a jar we put them in when we get home and they are a reminder of good times when we look at them.

Paula - It's great you got to go to Catalina Island, one of your favorite places. Fun!
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Old 10-04-21, 07:34 AM  
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Good morning!

Planning on walking Gus, taking my car in to the dealership for its 90K maintenance and grocery shopping. Spades game tonight if people are available.

Paula, sounds like the NC retirement place is good, but there's a lot out there - will you want to stay in California?

Laura, 4 loads? WOW! I'm glad Polly likes to greet you . I've changed my seashell collection from everything labelled and in storage to piling them together in a bowl and a glass column, totally unlabelled. The only thing I've kept identified is my cowries, which I've now glued behind glass with labels. I just can't toss them yet .

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Old 10-04-21, 05:57 PM  
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It felt like today was the "get back to normal" day. This morning, I spent an hour on the phone trying to sort out the next step after my podiatry appointment. They screwed up my paperwork and sometimes this week I'll need to finish getting things done that the doctor ordered. Then, I went to the library to pick up books and then to Publix to pick up an order. After putting it away, we had lunch and I took DH to his PT appointment. While he was there, I went to the chiropractor and to Target.

Anita - I hope the 90K check doesn't end in a lot of expensive recommendations. Yeah, 4 loads and we still have one more to go. It will be ready to be done tomorrow.

Paula - When we got together when you were here, that place sounded ideal to visit with the pool being empty except for your group.
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Good evening. Workout this morning was Travis Eliot Yin Yoga.

Today was an errand day and not much to share, just altogether boring stuff.

Laura, doesn't it sometimes seem the work precedeing and after a short trip is out of proportion with the days spent away? I always think four days at home would never have generated this much laundry - why does four days away double it? No one has ever answered that question to my satisfaction. Yes, Cambridge villege gym is ideal. If you're interested I'll get the address for you. Sweet that Polly missed you both - cute.

Anita, yeah, I know there are lots of options for senior living out there. When my mother asked my sister and me to find a place for them, we went into search mode. It was an eye opener for sure. We found three places we thought they would like and could afford. (Costs for senior living with assistance vary widely). Anyway we took them on a tour and Cambridge Village is the one they chose. As for moving, I'd prefer to live west of the rockies forever because of my allergies. However, assuming I end up alone at some point -because let's face it, women tend to out live men - I will want to live where I have family support. So...it's likely I'll need to move to NC at some point.
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