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Comment by sk8eycat on June 11, 2014 at 12:48pm

I am slowly getting a smal bit of help with the utility bills, and Rx meds. 

The City has senior transportation "busses," but there are thousands of rules about making reservations, what you can take on board, and the things are a rough ride...bus bodies welded onto truck chassis.  The last time I rode one it felt like all the hardware in my spine was going to shake loose.

Most of my closest friends are in the same fix, OR the smart ones moved out of California as soon as they retired (with full pensions)...or they died. I lost way too many close (male) friends to AIDS before meds were developed to prolong the health of HIV+ patients.

Sorry...I've just been so damn depressed lately.

I did come up with something tasty last week.  I had about 2/3 cup of brown rice left, and found an unopened jar of sunflower seeds in the cupboard, so I nuked 1/3 cup of seeds till they were almost dark brown, and cooked them with the rice.  Gave it a nice nutty flavor....

Comment by Plinius on June 11, 2014 at 11:12am

Felaine, I wish you lived here! No neighbour to help, or your sister? There must be some organization to bring you something!

Melanie, if you google paleo diet you'll find the recipes you want.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 11, 2014 at 10:57am

Felaine, your dilemma is all too familiar to older women. Nutrition is one of the factors The Older Women's League works to improve. People in their prime just never think they are going to grow old or inflation will not impact them, or that often elderly have no pensions to support them except Social Security. All these can be solved with wise policies and practices. 

We have 12 issues we focus on, nutrition being a very important one. Also the transportation, and access to goods and services when public transit does not provide easy access. Multiple transfers to bring home groceries is not a good option for aging people, especially if they have to use a walker. 

Home delivery is an option in some communities, Meals on Wheels is another. We have a Care Cars program in Spokane in which volunteers take people to doctors' appointments, shopping, etc. We also have a "Help Line" at our local community college that helps people find resources. You might find some help through these types of programs. 

Washington state has "The State Council on Aging was established under RCW 43.20A.680 as an advisory council to the Governor, the Secretary of Social and Health Services, and the Office of Aging or any other office solely designated as the state unit on aging."

These agencies might exist in California. 

Comment by sk8eycat on June 11, 2014 at 10:21am

Not eating...or trying to eat less.  Getting a little tired of cheese sandwiches, but that and a couple of eggs are all the protein in the fridge till I get my Social InSecurity in 2 weeks.  I need to go to the Food Bank, but no way to get there, and no way to haul stuff home.

I never planned on living past 50...never wanted to..

Comment by Pat on June 11, 2014 at 9:53am

Daniel. P.S. I just got the 'U' don't know... joke. U, the hechsher symbol for pareve, kashrut, and all things edible according to Leviticus.

Comment by Pat on June 11, 2014 at 9:43am

Actually Daniel, I do know what a sabbath function is. My first wife of 20 years was Jewish, and her mother kept a kosher kitchen. Now, if I can just trim that excess skin off the chicken. Where's a mohel when you need one?

Comment by Melanie on June 11, 2014 at 9:22am

I recently started cooking all fresh unprocessed foods and less meat and I get hungry after a big plate of veggies. It's delicious but I need to figure how to eat. What to cook. How to get full but not eat a bunch of grains

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 11, 2014 at 9:19am

Daniel, your potato salad sounds delicious! I saw the first pinking of a strawberry yesterday! I will try to get it before the birds or squirrels. Funny story about your oven with sabbath function, whatever that is. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 11, 2014 at 9:05am

Sounds delicious! and full of nutrition. 

Comment by Daniel W on June 11, 2014 at 9:05am
Josn you are right, we evolve constantly.

Chris that sounds really good. I am a big fan of pesto.

Pat a new oven might be around the corner. A few years ago I bought a gas oven. I saw in the manual it had a sabbath function. U dont know what that is, but it's nice to know the rabbis were involved. Ad long as it doesnt have a Ramidan function.

We have been eating more fresh now. Snowpeas, strawberries, and sweet cherries at the moment.

Each week now U make some lazy potato salad. I boil the russt potatoes the day or teobefore,let themcool,and store in the fridge before using. Then I. ut them, and add somr Greek yogurt dresding. favor depends on mood, might be blue cheese, ceasar, ir peppercorn ranch. Sometimes some sundried tomatoes. Not my mother's potato salad, which was good. Just cant gave onions at work, and The dressing is easier.

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