Monday

G’day Mates ❤

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  1. DeniseVB says:

    I swear, Scott is the only one working on the America First side of the swamp. Brandon Straka seems to be under some sort of a gag order since Jan 6 being in the wrong place at the wrong time, but shows up occasionally to ask for money to “relaunch”. Wut?

  2. votermom says:

    good morning, Denise!

  3. Dora says:

    Good Morning. Well,we are moving into another week now and Tom is still getting used to the new routine.

    Yesterday was pretty quiet. Tom’s sister Lorell came over and spent the afternoon with us before her cab brought her to the airport. Luckily the rain stopped and the weather was nicer before she had to board.

    This morning Tom is going to call the doctor and discuss medications. When the therapist calls they will make plans for the home visits.

    I appreciate all your advice. Anthony, thanks for the link. I wish we could buy or rent an adjustable bed, but there is no place to set it up. I’m not sure if the house is too small or it there is too much stuff.

    Funny, I can’t hear the word ‘stuff’ without thinking of George Carlin. 🙂

    • Somebody says:

      Dora do you have a spare bedroom? Couldn’t you replace the existing bed in a spare bedroom with an adjustable bed? The existing bed could be broken down and stored, up against the wall in the room or in the basement or another room. I had a friend that set up an adjustable bed in her dining room. Her kids took the leaves out of her table, shrunk it down and pushed it against the back wall. That allowed enough room to put an adjustable bed in the dining room at sort of an angle, it barely fit, but it worked. If you have a basement perhaps some things could be put there.

      You can hire someone to do the actual moving, there are lots of companies that allow you to hire someone for these kinds of small jobs, or perhaps a neighbor, family member or friend could help.

      • elliesmom says:

        I knew Elliesdad’s need for the bed would be permanent so we traded our queen-sized bed for twins. He wanted to buy an adjustable bed for the two of us, but I envisioned being raised and lowered all night. When we were first married, we were gifted with an electric blanket. The controls got swapped, and he kept turning the heat up on my side of the bed. I sleep “cold” so the more he turned the dial up, the more I turned his side down. When I took the blanket off to launder it, I saw what had happened. Neither one of us wanted to admit we were happier sleeping alone. But when my mother-in-law needed an adjustable bed, they just turned the sofa on its end and put the bed in the living room. It was only a month or two, and the better rest she got probably helped her heal, and I know my father-in-law benefited.

      • 1539days says:

        We had it in the living room. Furniture in the garage.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      Glad to hear things are at least progressing in a good direction.

      A thought on dealing with beds when space is not that generous. Can empathize. I am in a condo and it was, and still is, overfilled with stuff. I tried to bring items to make mom feel at home when she moved in and then brother brought more stuff.

      I sat down with pen and paper with measuring tape in hand and figured out a floor plan . was able to fit a bed for brother then mom in my dining room. Not large room. About 11 by 12. Put the bed up against the wall with one chair across Katy corner from the foot of the bed with a small side table and made a little sitting area with another chair at the foot of the bed. put the other two chairs in the living room with the round table and took the desk from living room into the bedroom. Moved the small buffet out as well and put in a taller narrower piece with drawers to keep basics. It was crowded but it worked well enough.

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  6. elliesmom says:

    I’ve been thinking more about where the division between “lifeskill” and “advanced knowledge” lies. I first learned to sew a dress from my grandmother. She got out a tape measure, a ruler, and some newspaper. My mom taught me how to use a commercial pattern. Then I went back to drafting my own, but I had slopers and French curves. Next I learned how to create a pattern as a pdf in a drafting program and print it out on my home printer and tape the pieces together. But that’s very time consuming, and for a couple of bucks the local copy shop will accept my pattern as file through email and print it out on large format paper and send it to me in a cardboard tube. Recently, I chucked that, and now I use a projector to project my pattern directly onto my fabric. Where does “lifeskill” fall?

    Contrary to what a lot of people believe, sewing is a “hot hobby” among younger women. Youtube has taken over Grandma’s teaching role. The sewing groups I belong to on FB have thousands of members, and most of them are young moms. not old ladies although our expertise is welcome and appreciated. The corner fabric store has moved online, too. If someone needed to learn to sew on a button or hem some pants, there’s a video for it as well as a neat little tool that uses plastic to attach buttons. There are iron tapes to hem or repair garments and even a glue that will repair a seam. What should we eliminate from the curriculum to teach these girls and boys how to make an apron? The time is better spent teaching them how to use Youtube to their best advantage.

    After giving it some thought while I was starting on Crash’s school clothes, I’ve decided the issue curmudgeons have with today’s young folks and what they can’t do is not the lack of “lifeskills” but the perception they don’t value them. What they have is different priorities. If they can buy an outfit at Target for their kids for less than it costs to sew it, which they most certainly can and by a large margin, then they do. Sewing is no longer a cost saver and hasn’t been for quite a while. Likewise, you can no longer make a mac and cheese casserole for your kids for less than it costs to open a box of Kraft. You have to put a lot of value on the finished product to invest the time and money into “homemade”. There’s the rub. Some young people put a lot of effort into “homemade” or “handmade” because they value it and some don’t. You know what? The same thing was true in 1950.

    • Somebody says:

      Nobody wanted my mother’s sewing machine, so my son took it. Mom’s machine is a 70’s table model that opens up. It has button hole makers, zip zag and other stitches and embroidery. I don’t know what else it has, I just know my son is fascinated with it. He’s using you tube to teach himself how to sew. He’s also been buying up the “plates” or whatever you call them for this particular sewing machine. The plate things somehow allow you to monogram and what not. He’s just trying to buy up all the parts he can get his hands on just in case he needs or wants them in the future.

      My granddaughters are excited about dad learning to sew. The oldest one has an interest in learning too. My son’s interest is being able to make better quality clothes that fit his daughters, specifically dresses that are an appropriate length.

      I am of absolutely no help, I can’t sew. My husband knows how to sew, but my son seems intent on learning this on his own.

      • elliesmom says:

        I have my grandmother’s 1880s White treadle with all of the original attachments and even the instruction manual. I know how to use it, and it can be fun. But for serious sewing I have a 21st century completely computerized model with all of the bells and whistles. I bought a computerized less expensive model for Crash. I had some contemporary friends insist I should buy her a mechanical machine so she could learn how to do all of the things herself. Why?

        I keep Crash’s machine at my house. My daughter and her husband can both sew, but neither one of them has the time to teach her that I do. I’d let her use mine, but I think it’s more helpful for her to learn on her own machine. When she can make something from start to finish without my help, she can take the machine home with her. It doesn’t have to be something complicated. i just want to be sure she knows how to use the machine without hurting herself or annoying her parents asking for help every five minutes. The last time she was here we made hair scrunchies and JoJo bows. I think our next project will be pj bottoms. She has straight seams down. Time to throw her a “curve”. 🙂

        I think it’s great your son and the girls are learning to sew. ❤

        • Somebody says:

          Hubby grandfather was a tailor, my MIL got his commercial machines. She had several sewing machines already, my SIL took everything and who knows where those machines are now🙄 The worst though were all the patterns that ended up in a dumpster. Gramps went to a design school in NYC in the 20’s and he saved all the patterns. They were so cool.

          My MIL gave us an old Franklin machine, it’s in a carry case that is wood and has a painted design on the sides. It’s a really old and basic machine. Hubby bought a more modern machine shortly after he retired. He was going to sew drapes🙄 I think he actually used that machine once to hem something🤣

          The girl’s mother knew how to sew. She decided to start some kind of etsy business with customized baby items. Hubby and I bought her a sewing machine, it was a pretty basic one. She wasn’t satisfied and convinced my son to buy her a singer with all the bells and whistles. When she left, she left the sewing machines.

          The bonus room over the garage was her sewing room and it remains largely untouched except for stuff we’ve stashed up there for storage. I assume my son prefers my mother’s machine because it lacks the memories??? One day when I have the energy and the time I’m going to clean out that room and transform it. Both machines are the table top kind, that room has two walk in closets so I’ll stash the machines in one of the closets. If all 3 girls learn how to sew though, they won’t have to fight over a sewing machine there’s one for each of them😉

          • elliesmom says:

            Most of the folks who sell patterns in pdf format offer a few free patterns so you can see if you like their patterns. You just download them and print them out. When I’m teaching kids to sew, I always start with knit fabrics. The fit is more forgiving, and you don’t have to finish any seams. What puts a monkey wrench in their progress to woven fabrics is having a sewing machine that has a complicated way to make buttonholes. When I’m teaching older folks, they’re willing to make all of their buttonholes by hand if their machine won’t, but they’re afraid of sewing knits. Crash wants to make doll clothes, but people clothes are easier. 🙂

    • jadzia1971 says:

      I have an 11-year-old aspiring Coco Chanel at home. The sweetest part is that she loves to use the box of vintage fabric that I gave her–that was given to me by my aunt, who got it from my grandma, who saved it from the fabric store she owned back in the 1960s. Little “Coco” is the only girl in her class or friend group that does anything crafty. It’s sad.

  7. Helen Kenney says:

    https://canadafreepress.com/article/why-did-nancy-pelosi-allow-her-san-francisco-to-be-ruined-by-bad-policies

    I loved San Francisco. I worked in Emeryville and got to see the sun rise over San Francisco. Lived in Alameda and took the ferry over to sightsee in San Francisco, did all the tourist things
    now I could cry when I see what is happening to a beautiful city

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  9. Mothy67 says:

    Elliemom broke me. I’m ordering a paperwhite. I can still buy something physical when I want. I was like that insurance ad where the guy tries to coach people in not becoming their parents. I have/had a resistance to ebooks. Most books I never read again. When I love a novel I don’t keep it dead on a shelf.
    I did have a look at the numbers for the coffee shop up the street. The place was open for ten years. I want to convert it into a bookstore. It will never do Starbucks type business, but if I owned and operated it I could make it work. I’d enjoy owning a bookstore. Near me there is a B&N which I have never found enchanting and a used shop across the street from the August Wilson library. They have nothing by Wilson. I took a dive bar which was known as a drug den and remade it into a place where the decent locals could get a brew after work. It was in the steel town area. People had surrendered the turf. Non chain bars became nonexistent. You were Applebees or a heroin den. I thought regular folks deserved to quote Heningway “a clean well lit place”. The woman who we purchased the bar from tried to kill us when she saw I wanted to run a decent ship. She had run a shithole. I made it very clean and kept the lights up. I had a curse jar with all proceeds going to get Christmas gifts for the kids at the local school. People would swear just to make a donation. The previous owner tried to sink me. I was creating something not available. She spread the word that the new place was going to be a gay bar. I enjoy an ice cold lemonade. I hired the former high school quarterbacks and head cheerleaders. They could work one night a week on top of real jobs and add 300 to income. I added books. I simply respected the town. They laughed at me adding books to my walls. I said take one leave one. I had people showing up with crates of books. The local priest came in and said how did you do this. All I did was treat people well. For whatever reason this area had given in. You could not as a single woman pop into a bar and enjoy a birthday drink. That didn’t mean there were not more normal people. It is the kind of town where the mailman resides. The first thing I did after kicking in the bathroom door was make it very clear the place was safe for women. Where women go men follow. I was packed everynight.
    So now a coffee shop sits vacant and there is really nowhere you can find a bookstore with texture. I ran the numbers. I would run a coffee shop that sold books not a book store that sold coffee In New York there are kiosks on the street that contain pamphlets offering a vast array of classes. You can learn almost anything in a workshop. I don’t live near the place I owned a bar. I am stuck in the middle. There are ten houses near me that bear signs like in this house love means love. No human is illegal. Everbody near me is almost savagely boring. Painful. It’s like critical thinking is anathema. I would cherish being me in a book store. The place has a full kitchen. I could play the game. Welfare moms often don’t know how to cook. They eat shit from Family Dollar. 99 cents for a Michelenas meat loaf. One serving laden with salt. I can make stews in a crockpot for ten. I can do beef, chicken, pork. Red beans and Rice. I can in twenty minutes teach someone to cook decent food. I am far cry from genius but I know how to make a dumpling. Eggs and flour. Eggs provide perfect protein. Isn’t that what kids need. Not 99 cent dishes from Family Dollar.

  10. Dora says:

    Dallas Democrats mercilessly mocked after soliciting donations for ‘care packages’ to fugitive Texas Dems

    https://www.theblaze.com/news/dallas-democrats-mocked-care-packages

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    CDC Declares PCR Tests Must Go Immediately After George Soros, Bill Gates Buy COVID-19 Test Manufacturer

    https://nationalfile.com/cdc-declares-pcr-tests-must-go-immediately-after-george-soros-bill-gates-buy-covid-19-test-manufacturer/

    • SHV says:

      I saw the report that CDC will withdraw a PCR test at end of this year. The narrative spinners to support an agenda went into high gear. The actual CDC explanation is unclear but best I can tell, the reason is that with Influenza season coming up in this Winter, there are now PCR tests that can identify multiple virus types with a single test. The current CDC test can only report SARS-2 and therefore several different test have to be done to rule out Influenza.

  13. Helen Kenney says:

    sometimes an article or saying just hits you in the eye and you never forget it. this just hit me in the

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    Charles Plumb was a US Navy jet pilot in Vietnam. After 75 combat missions, his plane was destroyed by a surface-to-air missile.
    Plumb ejected and parachuted into enemy hands. He was captured and spent 6 years in a communist Vietnamese prison. He survived the ordeal and now lectures on lessons learned from that experience!
    One day, when Plumb and his wife were sitting in a restaurant, a man at another table came up and said, ‘ You’re Plumb! You flew jet fighters in Vietnam from the aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk. You were shot down!
    ‘How in the world did you know that?’ asked Plumb.
    ‘I packed your parachute,’ the man replied.
    Plumb gasped in surprise and gratitude.
    The man pumped his hand and said, ‘I guess it worked!’
    Plumb assured him, ‘It sure did. If your chute hadn’t worked, I wouldn’t be here today.’
    Plumb couldn’t sleep that night, thinking about that man. Plumb says, ‘I kept wondering what he had looked like in a Navy uniform, a white hat, a bib in the back, and bell-bottom trousers.
    I wonder how many times I might have seen him and not even said ‘Good morning, how are you?’ or anything because, you see, I was a fighter pilot and he was just a sailor.’
    Plumb thought of the many hours the sailor had spent at a long wooden table in the bowels of the ship, carefully weaving the shrouds and folding the silks of each chute, holding in his hands each time the fate of someone he didn’t know.
    As you go through this week, this month, this year, recognize people who pack your parachutes.

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    • Helen Kenney says:

      if they are going to teach that bs, they should be made to wear black sheets during the lessons

  16. Helen Kenney says:

    damn the benedicts for this embarrassment to our country

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    thread

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    An opinion columnist for The New York Times from Yamhill County is exploring a run for Oregon Governor on the Democrat ticket. Nicholas Kristof, a winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, is a regular CNN contributor and has written an opinion column for The New York Times since 2001.

    https://oregoncatalyst.com/54600-ny-times-journalist-explores-run-oregon-gov-democrat-ticket.html

    • Cisco says:

      Hmmm?
      Two participating awards and “regular” CNN contribuator?
      An eminently qualified Dem canadate
      imo

  20. lyn5 says:

    Hubby got the J&J jab today.

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    twitter misinfo

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    Fredo is a mega dick.

    h/t Angie

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