Bookworm Bed Retiring

Make sure you have the Bookworm Bed or use a Superbed Gift Box to get one before it retires Wednesday July 29th.

Get ready for the new Desert Dreams Bed, available in the Superbed Gift Box starting on July 29th!

43 Comments

  1. Otterkinz (WWID luna101217, FloppyBunny40110, BigTop71) said,

    July 27, 2020 @ 6:36 am

    Good morning Gymbo’s friends!

    Just stopping by to say a great big THANK YOU to Secret Santakinz!!! What a pleasant surprise it was to open my email and see that today!

    Yesterday was kind of bad day. My dear mom and brother both got frustrated with each other and it led to tears… Thankfully I was able to be the sort of “mediator” and smooth things over a bit. I did my best to validate both of their feelings while giving them a little perspective so they wouldn’t be as frustrated with each other. I think mom is still kind of hurt and my brother is a tad annoyed, but really neither of them is wrong or are solely to blame. A lot of it was just circumstance, which we can’t really change right now. On the bright side, a family friend reached out to me and is planning on dropping off a “get well” basket this evening for my mom. So, that will hopefully be something good for her today.

    I think that’s all I have for now… I hope everyone here is doing good and staying safe!

    XO,
    Otterkinz

  2. Otterkinz (WWID luna101217, FloppyBunny40110, BigTop71) said,

    July 27, 2020 @ 6:41 am

    Hmm. I think my comment went in the trash? Not sure what I said… If something could investigate, I’d very much appreciate it! I don’t want to re-type the whole thing and have the same thing happen again.

  3. 3 dee said,

    July 27, 2020 @ 7:38 am

    do not forget CODES

  4. 4 dee (bbqeeun, terryyaki) said,

    July 27, 2020 @ 7:41 am

    cir …stance
    was the word otter

  5. 5 PumaPardus said,

    July 27, 2020 @ 3:36 pm

    Hey everybody! Long time, no see!

    Thank you Secret Santakinz, for my Mystery Box. I forgot all about Christmas in July! :/

    Everything is so awful out there. We happily quarantined in March, thinking this would be like nearly every other country out there, and we’d have this under control by now, and then here we are, and I’ve been having weeks long panic attacks, and husband has been laid off since Feb (unrelated to this covid mess, and he has a huge severance package), but job searching is slow, and within the next 8-10 months, we could be in a situation where we can’t remain in our beautiful home we’ve lived in since Kiddo was 1 month old… We have parents to live with in another state who will be happy to have us, but STILL. It’s hot and I’m upset, depressed, anxious, and afraid.

    But for now, we are safe, healthy, and comfortable. I’ve been sewing us better and safer masks (pockets for kleenex liners, nose wires, 3-latyers of cotton), we only do grocery pickup, and Kiddo and I only go to the park to take walks and ride bikes. His birthday happened 3 weeks after we locked down, so we did just a family party with just us, and his friends all Zoom chatted.

    I was a little worried to come here, because I know many of our friend sare older, and I was afraid some of you would be ill, or WORSE. Glad to hear that everyone is staying safe and healthy. We still play Webkinz, though not as much. Kiddo has his own account finally, at 4 years old (I got tired of him messing up mine LOL). He wanted to monarch butterfly, and I had enough credits to treat him. ;) I send him all my extra fun stuff.

    Glad everyone is staying safe and healthy. :D

  6. 6 dee said,

    July 27, 2020 @ 4:15 pm

    hey oh
    looking like some zucchini oatmeal muffins here tomorrow
    figures as i just ditched all the muffin papers on dd
    oh well…………..

  7. 7 dee said,

    July 27, 2020 @ 4:18 pm

    glad to see ya puma
    i saw ya online……………but not the same as your sunbeam on here!

    i know what ya mean about the old people…….my subdivision…..is old folks
    when we moved in, we were the youngest folks………yeah
    since then four “young” families have moved in as folks died off and their homes sold…………by young, i mean thirties………….ha ha ha ha ha

  8. 8 dee said,

    July 27, 2020 @ 4:56 pm

    gonna make this tomorrow………..doubled as my dh would marry leftovers

    https://www.101cookingfortwo.com/crock-pot-apple-pork-chops/

  9. momskinz (WWID: momsownkinz) said,

    July 27, 2020 @ 5:53 pm

    gaga – let us know when you get the results – that must worry you so!

    she needs to do those treatments & probably lie “prone” in her bed when possible to help with her breathing – some I know said that vicks vaporub was a huge help with covid – i was surprised, but added it to my grocery list . . .

    dee – apple porkchops sound wonderful! i think i’ll be adding that to my grocery list too

    QoS – definitely glad my mom will use technology & doesn’t mess it up too bad LOL every once in a while things magically happen ;-)

    choco – yes – the Georgia Aquarium in atlanta is wonderful!!! one of my favorite places here

  10. 10 momskinz (WWID: momsownkinz) said,

    July 27, 2020 @ 5:53 pm

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  11. 11 momskinz (WWID: momsownkinz) said,

    July 27, 2020 @ 5:59 pm

    otterkinz – glad you were able to mediate! hopefully they will mend things & play nice for you :)

    puma – great to see you comment! you know we are always here to keep your spirits up & support you during your crisis & the world crisis. this place means the world to me for the support & entertainment – a great distraction when needed too ♥

  12. 12 Queen of Sheba (WWID: Royalmajesty) said,

    July 27, 2020 @ 9:07 pm

    Good to see everyone!

    Otter – How nice that you mom will get a gift basket surprise!
    Puma – I’m really sorry about your situation! So stressful! So many uncertainties! On a lighter note, I’m glad that your little one has his own Webkinz account! How cool is that? :)
    Dee – Recipe looks good! And muffins sound delicious!
    Gaga – I am hoping that you hear good news about your mom and that it is something she can easily shake!

    Oh – I made the cabbage, bacon & onion recipe that I think I may have gotten from Dee. I usually only collect the ones that I get here, because I’m truly not that interested in cooking. My dh asked me yesterday where I was getting recipes and I said from Dee. But occasionally I see something on FB that looks interesting! Anyway, I think he is glad to see me try out some things.

    Trying to remain positive, but my day started out with discouraging thoughts. I also get anxious before trips by myself. Not sure why, because once I’m on the road I’m totally fine!

    Oh – someone asked if I was going to be around for Wacky Fest. I think so. Not sure when it starts exactly, but I’m coming home on August 2nd.

    Got my codes entered for this month!

    I probably won’t peek in again before I leave. Have a great week!

  13. 13 Queen of Sheba (WWID: Royalmajesty) said,

    July 27, 2020 @ 9:07 pm

    new* things! My husband is glad that I’m trying some NEW things! LOL!

  14. 14 PumaPardus said,

    July 27, 2020 @ 9:50 pm

    Dee, I’ve been itching for new recipes. I’ll totally use the crockpot pork chops one. Apples and pork chops are one of my favorite combinations. I have a recipe for a super-dense savory pork pie (this thing has like, sausage, ham, something else, AND apples in it) that’s incredible for fall and wintertime. I’ll see if I can scrounge it up from my recipe book and post it.

    I’ve been making this one about once a month- not really appropriate “summertime” fare, but the dumplings are great and it’s pure comfort food- it also has 6+ tablespons of butter! O.O https://thenovicechefblog.com/homemade-chicken-and-dumplings-recipe/

    Kiddo and I also made these muffins https://cookiesandcups.com/banana-muffins-recipe/ Made with sour cream! WHO KNEW? But they are just SO delicious, I cannot recommend them enough.

    Our blueberry crop was BUMPER this year. Kiddo and I picked for nearly 3 weeks straight, and at the peak, we got 8 cups a DAY! I have blueberries oozing out of my freezer. I finally gave up freezing them in 1-2 cup measures for convenience. I just dumped 4 cups (a whole cobbler LOL) in a freezer bag at a time- Cobbler In A Bag!

    Gaga, so scary about your mom! From things I’m reading here and there online from survivor support groups, trying to drink about 48oz of water a day, laying on your stomach to help breathing, and wearing a pulse oximeter constantly, and rearranging yourself and your activities to keep your O2 (oxygen) saturation at 90% or above are helpful. If she has an oximeter available, be sure she’s using it as often as she can to make sure she’s able to breathe well enough. (I think you can get easy-to-use ones at a pharmacy.) I bought us one, and sent one to my mom just in case!

  15. 15 PumaPardus said,

    July 27, 2020 @ 9:52 pm

    OH poo, 2 comments in and one already in the trash. IT’S GOOD TO BE BACK LOLOLOL. What did I say THIS time? (I don’t even think I swore… rats) ;)

  16. 16 gagagee said,

    July 28, 2020 @ 4:46 am

    Good Morning Everyone !
    Puma.. nice to have you back… sorry about your dh’s job..and all of the uncertainties your family is facing. Somehow this always seem to work out.
    Sheeba.. have a safe trip and enjoy your visit with your parents..
    Otterkinz.. Your family is lucky to have you to step in and mediate through the trouble time..Hope your mom’s recovery is progressing and she is feeling better each day !
    dee.. the recipe looks really delicious ! Thanks for always sharing your menu.
    Has given us all some new ideas .
    moms.. thanks for the Vick’s tip.. I spoke to the nurse yesterday.. She said they would be notifying family of positive tests.. but I told her that I thought all families should be called ! Would want to know either way so we are not left wondering and waiting for info.. she said she would talk to administration about it… If she doesn’t I will..She also mentioned that my mom is getting up for her daily glass of wine !! Made me chuckle.. She would never miss that no matter how poorly she is feeling ! My brother is flying up from Georgia for one day and will stop in for a window wave !
    Hope you all stay well and have a good day !

  17. 17 dee said,

    July 28, 2020 @ 3:10 pm

    gonna make this also this week

    https://parade.com/1038035/parade/brown-rice-burrito-bowl-with-spicy-black-beans-and-onions/

  18. 18 dee said,

    July 28, 2020 @ 3:10 pm

    nothing like a three day road trip to make me want to cook

  19. 19 dee said,

    July 28, 2020 @ 4:20 pm

    anyone been in a store and tried stuff on since this all started?

    i need new sneakers…………i know the size and the brand….but need to look at and possibly try on one or two………….

    thoughts? next time i will keep the box and see if i can just get the same thing

  20. 20 Boper911 said,

    July 28, 2020 @ 7:41 pm

    Puma, it might be because you put two links in your comment. Gets sent to spam :/ Great to see you! Let us know if there’s anything we can send to kiddo for Christmas in July :)

    apple pork chops just got added to the grocery list :mrgreen:

  21. 21 momskinz (WWID: momsownkinz) said,

    July 28, 2020 @ 8:56 pm

    gaga – SO glad she is having her wine, if she doesn’t get her wine, then we really have to worry about her! that’s a better measure of her health than taking her temp ;-)

    whatever it takes to chuckle under this stress!

  22. 22 momskinz (WWID: momsownkinz) said,

    July 28, 2020 @ 10:44 pm

    puma – your blueberries sound fantastic!!!

    i have a little battery operated pulse ox that works great & wasn’t very expensive – they are like $25 – you can get them from a pharmacy or order from amazon

  23. 23 littleleaf32 (ylime32) said,

    July 28, 2020 @ 10:52 pm

    Dee- I’ve tried stuff on twice. Only bought one pair of jeans out of it all. The experience for me wasn’t much different than usual.

  24. 24 momskinz (WWID: momsownkinz) said,

    July 28, 2020 @ 11:06 pm

    dee – i haven’t been anywhere like that, but a lot of places allow you to return or exchange mail orders for free like zappos.com, etc.

  25. 25 Chococat663 said,

    July 29, 2020 @ 1:05 am

    Dee – most places that i’ve been to have their fitting rooms closed but I’m guessing you would still be able to try shoes on? Probably? Maybe? I’ve held off on buying clothes because I’m picky and like to try things on, although I do want to get a pair of shoes soon.
    Puma – glad to see you again! Sorry to hear that things haven’t been going well, I hope things improve soon for you.

  26. 26 gagagee said,

    July 29, 2020 @ 4:28 am

    Good Morning !
    dee.. Haven’t done much shopping but I did go buy a pair of shorts.. It was a bigger department store… The pair I did not buy went into “quarantine” and place on a special rack.. Not sure what was done with the rack of not purchased clothes.. One store the dressing room was closed… Not sure about shoes.
    Great news…All residents tested negative !!! A few employee’s tests are still pending… Spoke to administrator yesterday and will allow residents to go to dining room for meals.. and will allow “patio” visits…which means family outside
    resident inside behind a screen door. It ‘s a start !!! He also told me that my Mom left the water running in the kitchen sink and fell asleep in her chair.. Unsure how long she was sleeping but woke up with wet feet !!! One inch of water in her small living room and 90 percent into the bedroom ! Of coarse she was moved and the room was emptied…and ? wet vac’d … Not sure how long she will be displaced… Unfortunately she will not have a phone until she is moved back into her own room..I hate to say it but it made me laugh !
    Very relieved about test results and return to eating in the dining room ( one resident per table)
    Hope all is well

  27. 27 gagagee said,

    July 29, 2020 @ 5:10 am

    WW just went down.. I think it must be maintenance day ! Maybe some new prizes ! Will have to wait and see.

  28. 28 PumaPardus said,

    July 29, 2020 @ 9:38 am

    Yeah, I dunno guidelines about super minors playing webkinz, or online safety, and this is my first time with a kiddo with an account of anything, but I know WW makes it super safe, so if anyone wants to friend Kiddo, he’s ButterflyBoy. I’ll try to remind him to send happy mail from time to time and such. ;) And sometimes I remember to get him on for sending events LOL

    Got my sewing machine into the shop yesterday. 2 weeks until I get it back. Good thing we have a large stash of masks, but I wanted to make it so every person has one for every day of the week. I’ll be able to get cracking soon.

    Got those banana muffins in the oven this morning, and we’re going to a friend’s house shortly- not to playdate, but to borrow their pool! My friend is insanely generous enough to let us use her above-ground pool this summer by ourselves to get some swim time in, since there’s no way we’re going to an aquatic park anytime soon! It’s a wonderful treat, and something we’ve begun looking forward to each week.

    Gaga, SO glad about your mom’s results! Do they wear masks at her facility? Some articles I’m reading strongly suggest that mask wearing can even protect the wearer by reducing the amount of viruses they might encounter, and can significantly reduce severity and duration of an infection.

    My cousin works in a facility with older people, a memory care facility. So far, she’s staying healthy, and I hope that means everyone else is too!

  29. 29 dee said,

    July 29, 2020 @ 10:36 am

    muffins are good
    i swapped half of white sugar with brown sugar
    added extra cinnamon and a big splash of allspice, because that is how we like oat products

  30. 30 littleleaf32 (ylime32) said,

    July 29, 2020 @ 12:58 pm

    Puma- Sent your kiddo a FR :)

    Any clothing that were tried on and do not get purchased gets put aside for a 72 hour period before they are put back on the shelves.

  31. 31 dee said,

    July 29, 2020 @ 4:46 pm

    thanks for all the info about shopping
    i know i can go in and find what i am looking for in about ten minutes……hard to tell online if it is the shoe i want and i do not want to order a bunch, try them on and then return them……………..

    it is a store at the mall, but they are right inside the entrance door so i do not have to deal with people so much…………..bet the mall looks like day of the dead or whatever that movie was called
    oh yeah

    HOCKEY IS ON TV

    no audience………….but who watched them anyways?
    woo hoo

  32. 32 dee (bbqeeun, terryyaki) said,

    July 29, 2020 @ 4:48 pm

    and someone pls explain why my hockey post went to spam

  33. 33 Boper911 said,

    July 29, 2020 @ 5:08 pm

    dee- it couldn’t be shoe? everyone else got shoes to clear

  34. 34 dee said,

    July 29, 2020 @ 5:28 pm

    ikr boper!

    i pretty much know the bad words……………no clue why it went
    unless moms is out there messing with me

    but HOCKEY

  35. 35 dee said,

    July 29, 2020 @ 5:30 pm

    and that zombie movie i referenced is good if you are into zombies
    in a very cheesy movie kind of way
    “)

    the original i think was made in the 70s and a reboot i think in the 90s or 00s with ving rhames

  36. 36 momskinz (WWID: momsownkinz) said,

    July 29, 2020 @ 10:07 pm

    hey!!!!

    super busy day here for a pandemic!

  37. 37 momskinz (WWID: momsownkinz) said,

    July 29, 2020 @ 10:08 pm

    dee – your hockey post went to spam because you weren’t logged in :roll:

    silly!

  38. 38 momskinz (WWID: momsownkinz) said,

    July 29, 2020 @ 10:10 pm

    and dee – ended up having to go in a few stores for ds today – yes, most had dressing rooms closed – pretty much all required masks & had hand sanitizer available

  39. 39 momskinz (WWID: momsownkinz) said,

    July 29, 2020 @ 10:16 pm

    gaga – great news about the residents!!!!

    holy smokes! i’m guessing your mom is in a 1 story place or on a 1st floor? i think 3 residents have left their kitchen water running and flooded their units & the one below them at my mom’s place!!!! i asked why they haven’t removed the stoppers from the sinks?! that can be a big problem – hopefully she didn’t get any drywall wet . . . or carpet – ugh!

  40. 40 PumaPardus said,

    July 29, 2020 @ 11:02 pm

    SO I might be getting a job! A local animal clinic caught sight of my resume on a job posting page and called me- they’re wanting to interview and potentially hire me in their kennel with the boarded animals. It’s $14/hr, and there’ll be no general public (the whole clinic is curbside now- no owners come in with their pets for checks or such), everybody is required to wear surgical masks, AND you can wear additional PPE (cloth masks over the surgical ones, and face shields if you wish), AND it’ll be pretty much just DOGS. I might take it, at that pay- I’ve never made so much per hour in my life. And minimal risk of covid exposure, all the PPE I can wear, and possibly 3 days a week. I can still have lots of time with Kiddo… I’ll call tomorrow and confirm the interview. It won’t save us by a long shot, but it’ll buy us some much needed time, possibly up to an extra 6-12 monthe for husband to find another better-paying job.

  41. 41 momskinz (WWID: momsownkinz) said,

    July 29, 2020 @ 11:13 pm

    yay puma! good luck with this!!!

    that’s exciting!!!

  42. 42 littleleaf32 (ylime32) said,

    July 29, 2020 @ 11:17 pm

    Good luck Puma!! Hope you get it.
    Searching for a new job is never an easy or fun task.

  43. 43 gagagee said,

    July 30, 2020 @ 4:44 am

    Good Morning All !
    Puma.. will be keeping my fingers crossed that you will be hired for the job!
    Sounds like a great job ! Good Luck !
    moms.. I am hear that there are several states that could become the new “hot”
    spots.. OH being one of them ! Governor speaking today to discuss ? further plans and restrictions… Working today but will catch up with the news tonight.
    Himself is still planning his departure to OSU but still some major hurdles…
    Unexpected week off next week ! SO happy… I bit more time to participate in Wacky Week ! Oh life’s little pleasures !
    My mom’s apartment is on the first floor … but I spoke with administrator yesterday and she was being moved back in…Discussion became a little heated because I though residents were to be allowed in the dining room..
    however… weeks away from that..apparently let staff go… and now have to find new help ! So frustrating..
    Hey Boper ! Hope your new room mate has arrived…
    April … I hope all is well with you and Stella !
    Hey to all !
    Have a good day !

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