News Years Eve

Old-n-Grey-n-Wiser
By Old-n-Grey-n-Wiser Latest Reply 2012-01-03 13:54:58 -0600
Started 2011-12-31 18:44:16 -0600

Whom besides me will likely spend most of this the last few hours here online?
Tom

Tags: motivation

43 replies

squog master
squog master 2012-01-01 00:21:30 -0600 Report

Hey Tom! Since you're oldandgrey does that mean you went to bed right after midnight. Altho midnight may not have arrived for you yet. I'm in NJ so I get it 1st in the USA.

I also love your pix. You look just like Santa. :)

squog master
squog master 2011-12-31 23:15:26 -0600 Report

I will. But it's been off & on so this is the 1st chance I had to reply to you. The ball just dropped so HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!

This is the 40th year with Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve. And he just said to Ryan Seacrest. "This is my 40th year & your (didn't quite get the # Dick said). 40 years ago you weren't even born yet." LOL

Caroltoo
Caroltoo 2011-12-31 23:29:20 -0600 Report

In Hawaii, it is just about 7:30 p.m. I'll be here for another 5 hours so feel free to stay up and chat.

squog master
squog master 2011-12-31 23:37:22 -0600 Report

Cool! I never "talked" to anyone in Hawaii before. I'll be up for a while still. my sleep has been erratic since the pelvis fracture so I don't sleep thru the night. Being single tho I can sleep when I need to & didn't sleep much last night so I slept a good amount during the day today or I should say yesterday.

Caroltoo
Caroltoo 2012-01-01 00:34:36 -0600 Report

Ouch. How did you fracture pelvis? My husband just fell a few weeks ago and fractured his tailbone…also a major ouch!

squog master
squog master 2012-01-01 01:04:55 -0600 Report

We really don't & won't know for sure because I didn't fall. All xrays were neg. I ended up in the hosp the pain was so great. They finally did a body scan & found the fracture inside the right side of my pelvis. My docs & I agree it probably happened due to Osteoporosis. So, it is taking longer than most people because my calcium has to be built back up for it to heal properly. Osteoporosis is due to being on prednisone for so long for RA. So my RA doc is weaning me off the prednisone & has me taking Calcium, Vit D, & Alendronate (a Boniva type med). The pred has also made me a slow healer. I still have an open wound for hernia surgery in 2009.

Caroltoo
Caroltoo 2012-01-01 01:28:37 -0600 Report

Somehow, my response to this ended up on your profile. But, an amazing story of misadventures due to medications. I'm taking the calcium, D3 also and have improved on my latest dexa scan. I'm considering adding in K2-M7 because it also helps the body move calcium out of the blood where it forms plaque into the bone where it adds strength. I put a contact site on your profile, if you would like to look for more information.

Caroltoo
Caroltoo 2011-12-31 21:37:32 -0600 Report

I'll be one of the people chatting with you, Tom. I going to run out for about an hour, then I'll be here.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-12-31 20:18:39 -0600 Report

I will probably be one. Will probably be off and on also. Gotta call my new GF (from DC) tonight will be the first time we talk together on the phone — I won't share her name with y'all yet, but it is looking VERY promising!

squog master
squog master 2011-12-31 23:08:57 -0600 Report

Congrats James! You deserve it. The ball just dropped so Happy New Year!!!!!

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-12-31 23:23:10 -0600 Report

slappy news yr to you too! ( no am not drunk, just faking it)

squog master
squog master 2011-12-31 23:53:34 -0600 Report

Oh, the usual. Citric Acid, Splenda, Maltodextrin, red dye #40 etc. In other words just Crystal Light. LOL. I never did acquire a taste for alcohol. And now w/being on so many meds, I'm chicken to even sip any. I'm drinking the Cherry Pomegranted flavor.

squog master
squog master 2012-01-01 00:14:14 -0600 Report

It is a good 1. It is 1 of the actual CL flavors I get. Walmart has a drink mix just as good as CL. Some flavors are the same & they have some different ones. They're also cheeper than the CL. I get 2-4 different flavors & then I alternate them. But during baseball season I always have a red 1 mixed for the Phillies.

Caroltoo
Caroltoo 2011-12-31 20:27:56 -0600 Report

Good Luck, James. You deserve to be happy and I hope you will.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-12-31 21:04:40 -0600 Report

thank you! I am at this point "cautiously optimistic"

Caroltoo
Caroltoo 2011-12-31 21:08:07 -0600 Report

Well, be cautiously optimistic about this encounter/person so there's not such a feeling of pressure.

Regardless of the outcome of this encounter, embrace the idea that there is someone out there who is right for you and with whom you can and will be happy. Maybe it's happened now and maybe it will be a little later, but it will happen!

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-12-31 21:20:37 -0600 Report

I had developed that when I was trying to date online before I "met" Jem

I continued doing that even with Jem, at first but before long the caution went out the window with her.

Before I developed the cautious optimism I kept getting my heart crushed with every turn down and even when we advanced to the phone call stage and they found someone else in the real world, or my multiple medical challenges were a turn off for them, I'd get devastated. I don't get so bruised up emotionally this way.

Caroltoo
Caroltoo 2011-12-31 21:26:43 -0600 Report

Definitely, that was also my reason for saying hold on to the belief that there is someone, just not necessarily that the paticular person, at least when you are just meeting the person. It will be wonderful if she is, but you right in saying that to believe that going in does set you up for loss and heartbreak.

Redhead00
Redhead00 2011-12-31 18:48:48 -0600 Report

Me probably

Old-n-Grey-n-Wiser
Old-n-Grey-n-Wiser 2011-12-31 18:50:25 -0600 Report

:)

Redhead00
Redhead00 2011-12-31 19:13:36 -0600 Report

This site is full of friends willing to help you through all your problems:)

Old-n-Grey-n-Wiser
Old-n-Grey-n-Wiser 2011-12-31 19:21:16 -0600 Report

We try the best we can, many, like me, are old timers who feel we have a lot to offer, you, the young Adults that stop by here! And we really do care what happens to our young friends:)

Tom

Did you get that cup of coffee I sent you