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Marilyn Hartman Sullivan
True Blue Farmgirl

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Marilyn
Oxford PA
USA
1134 Posts

Posted - Jan 19 2016 :  04:39:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mar - not tedious - if you need to unload some worry, we are here for you - hopefully it will help lighten the load a little.

Sad news last night about Glenn Frey!

We went to Jumby Bay yesterday instead of Cinnamon. Dude had heard of it but hadn't been there. It was, of course, beautiful. Ha ha. Sun, white sand, and turquoise water. We both enjoy watching people, too. We go early so we get a good spot and then are out by about noon. I can't take too much more than that. Then we went over to Coral Bay to Skinny Legs, my favorite! Their motto is "Skinny Legs - A Pretty Okay Place - Same Day Service". Very laid back open air and delicious burgers. I bought a couple of shirts. The back here for pool time. Dude grilled tenderloins and zukes.

There are clouds today, but we are not forecast huge amounts of rain. The storms usually go by pretty quickly. Gotta go do lotions!

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"Where there's a will -- there's probably a family fight."
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Blessed in Colorado
True Blue Farmgirl

4077 Posts

Debbie L.
Florissant Colorado
USA
4077 Posts

Posted - Jan 19 2016 :  05:56:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good Morning Gals,
Thought I would have my first cup of coffee with all of you while I continue to get my feet wet.

Marilyn: The beach and weather sounds wonderful and so relaxing. As much as I love Colorado I miss Savannah and the beach. I could be a beach be bum and be very happy. Continued fun to you and your hubby, sounds like you are not wasting anytime and enjoying every minute.

Holly: You continue to crack me up, I love all the stories you share about the children and I know you have a million to tell. Yes, this time around the farm I will not let myself get overwhelmed, just take it slow, I will pick a nd choose wisely what I participate in.

Bunny isn't it nice to take time for yourself to recharge? I call it nesting, and i love to nest!

Cindy: Please take care of yourself and that shoulder, I know it hurts. I had right shoulder surgery two years ago, they removed a part of my collar bone. Feels so much better! Lots of ice it really does help and rest it as often as you can.

Well gals time for the sun to come up soon will sign off as I do not wAnt to miss it.

Have a beautiful day everyone.


Hugs,
Deb
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Marilyn Hartman Sullivan
True Blue Farmgirl

1134 Posts

Marilyn
Oxford PA
USA
1134 Posts

Posted - Jan 19 2016 :  12:01:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It rained this morning, so we sat in the Jeep for a bit down at Maho Beach until it pretty nearly stopped. Maho is my favorite from last year - we saw rays and sea turtles there and it is a nice long beach for walking. Well, I got a good walk in. But it never did really stop raining, and Dude finally called it quits because his book was getting soggy. We drove all the way out to the tip of the East End to Sloop Jones' studio and shop so I could get a couple of pieces. Then down to Miss Lucy's on the water to have lunch. We had some conch fritters and crispy grouper sandwiches. By that time I was ready for home and Dude was sleepy. We came back and I had a nice nap in the A/C. He has gone down to the pool and the sun has finally come out to stay. I laid in the hammock for a while but got too warm. What a nice feeling - looks like cold weather at home.

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prariehawk
True Blue Farmgirl

2914 Posts

Cindy

2914 Posts

Posted - Jan 19 2016 :  1:35:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Marilyn--oh, I would like to be somewhere sunny and balmy right now. Just to ease my mind.
Debbie--I read what the dr. wrote about my shoulder--don't understand all the terms but I think it's worse than I thought. They won't have to remove my collar bone, thankfully. I broke it when I was a kid and it hurt. I do have some sort of fluid buildup and tendonitis as well as a tear. From what I understand, the tendons could ball up and make it a lot worse if I don't have surgery.
Moving day for my parents is tentatively scheduled for the last weekend of this month. I guess I'll have to supervise, cause I won't be able to help move anything. giggle. Only things that require one hand.
This year so far has been bam, bam, bam, one thing after another. First someone I know fell and broke his leg. Then the flood. Then I find out my parents are moving. Then I find out I need surgery. Then I discover my friend has had a cancerous growth removed. Today I found out a friend at work received a phone call at work and she has to go identify a body. She was crying and shaking. Don't know who died but I wanted to hug her but she was on the phone. Poor thing was trying so hard to hold it together--I think she has to drive quite a ways so prayers would be appreciated. Life, please slow down a little, OK? The month isn't even over yet.
Cindy


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Blessed in Colorado
True Blue Farmgirl

4077 Posts

Debbie L.
Florissant Colorado
USA
4077 Posts

Posted - Jan 19 2016 :  1:40:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, Cindy sweetie you sure do have a lot on your plate and your friends as well. I will keep them in my prayers. But Cindy you need to take care of yourself and your health comes first. Keeping you too in my heart, thoughts and prayers.
Please take care of you.

Hugs,
Deb
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Blessed in Colorado

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Tall Holly
True Blue Farmgirl

2231 Posts

Holly
Worcester Vermont
USA
2231 Posts

Posted - Jan 19 2016 :  6:38:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good evening everyone,

Just a story before I forget again. DdK came home this morning from visiting a friend. She blew in to the house and over to the dining room table. Put down her phone and goes back to the door and says I dropped the keys to the car when I came in. I know they dropped over here somewhere.. dsC went over to help her look. I have a milk crate behind the door to keep my hats and mittens in. The two of them pulled the whole thing apart and shoved it back together to no avail. She stands up, reaches in her bra and says, Oh, here they are. I forgot I put them there. She is only like a B cup. How could she miss them?

I like to here about the medical conditions. I like to find out about the tests and their results and what they mean. Then I have information if it ever happens to me or someone I know around here then it is not new information that is so very scary. Keep typing, Mar.

An IRL friend had surgery on her shoulder a month or so ago. She had bone spurs and a couple of other things the matter. The doctor took off part of her collar bone and told her that the bone spurs on it were poking into her shoulder joint. She is so very not physically active. I think she has a very low tolerance for pain as well. Cindy, I think life will slow down. Your parents moving is not a bad thing like the heartaches on your list. It is just something that needs to be dealt with.

It was cold today. I think it was in the teens or single digits. The wind has been steady as well. This evening the snow has started to fall. I hope we get feet of the stuff.

I hope Ann is surviving her trip to deal with her mother. Talk about a stressful event that she is supposed to be the strong one of the group. Hugs to you. We are hear to listen when you get back.

I hope G is having a great time on the cruise. My father always said five days five pounds.

Sweet dreams,

Holly
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rough start farmgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

3331 Posts

marianne
The Beautiful Pacific NW Washington State
USA
3331 Posts

Posted - Jan 20 2016 :  08:34:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I met my fourth pain specialist in nineteen months. I hope this one stays put! I have been very lucky. I have liked and respected each of the previous doctors, so I figured my luck was probably all used up. But, I was wrong. In fact, this young female doctor shares the same philosophy as the last doctor that I had liked so well. She was able to put my mind at ease about what I thought was hip pain...nope! butt muscle pain. Guess who needs to shape up her behind! My left leg it's not ass strong as my right leg. Because of my spinal curve it is easier to step up for kneel down on my right leg and from favoring that leg my entire life,I am uneven. So I need to concentrate on working that side more. Physical therapy (again) will start in March because I need to concentrate on dh right now and fitting in three appointments a week isn't feasible. I have an idea of what needs to be done and I will start on it at home...More "bird dog" exercises in my future.

Marilyn,I hope your weather is back to perfection.

Holly, glad to hear you have the snow coming that you need. I hope the wind subsides for morning chores. MIL is still on C's weight loss plan...if you get my drift. ;-)

No exciting news on the left coast...
Mar
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Tall Holly
True Blue Farmgirl

2231 Posts

Holly
Worcester Vermont
USA
2231 Posts

Posted - Jan 20 2016 :  5:48:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good evening everyone,

Glad you like the new doctor. I hope she stays still and thinks hard. Butt pain is easier to deal with philosophically I think than hip pain. Maybe flutter kicking in a pool with a kick board would be good. How much does your rod weigh? Does it hinder your ability to float? Just curious. I think I remember you not having much natural flotation.
I guess in the winter time it is not a good idea to open the window to let MIL weight loss out. I told C. She laughed. She said in house full of boys that farts are scored by decibels and creative tones.

I am not sure whether we are really in line for the new pile of snow. The local weather guesser said that the Washington DC area was supposed to get 36 inches but by the time the storm got here we would be lucky to get a dusting. I hope he is wrong. I hope we get dumped on.


DsT thinks he has a job washing dishes at the local pizza joint. I am so glad. He seems very happy about it. I hope they build his self esteem up solidly. He has been subbing for a week or so already. I think it is a good first job for him.

DsK goes to have her pilonoidal cyst removed tomorrow morning. It is a cyst at the base of her spine. It first swelled when she was 9 and she had it drained and packed. A month or so ago it reappeared and now they are going to take it out. She has little idea of what it entails. She can say what it entails and she is accurate but for someone who is rarely sick or injured she has no idea what is involved. The doctor told her 6 to 8 weeks recovery. She is think ing she will be driving again in 2. So, dear Iris sisters send good thought for my dear daughter.

Sweet dreams,

Holly
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Blessed in Colorado
True Blue Farmgirl

4077 Posts

Debbie L.
Florissant Colorado
USA
4077 Posts

Posted - Jan 20 2016 :  5:58:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Holly good thoughts and hugs to DsK, how Blessed she is to have you to nurse her. I know all will be well!
Good Luck also to DsT and a possible job, he will love having some extra spending money!
We were suppose to get snow since Monday, nothing yet.
Did not do much today, took a walk with my 3 Doxies, fresh air felt great if cold.
Started knitting a pair of socks for myself today in a nice funky color, I have knitted everyone a pair but myself. Should have them done by next winter:-)
Sleep well my Sisters.

Hugs,
Deb
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Blessed in Colorado

"Dream as if you will live forever...live as if you will die today." James Dean

"The truth is everyone is going hurt you. You got to find the ones worth suffering for." Bob Marley

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Bearclover
True Blue Farmgirl

2376 Posts

Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - Jan 20 2016 :  6:49:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mar, yay! On the new doctor. Glad she is someone you can connect with. I have a young female doctor and I love her. She is from Romania and has the sweetest accent.
Hopefully dh's doctors are over reacting and can get this all worked out as to what to do for him.

Cindy, how traumatic for your friend doing the identification. You need to find ways to protect yourself from all the trauma and sadness. It can be easy to absorb the pain of others. It isn't good for you.

Marilyn, we are all living through your wonderful descriptions. I'm pretending I'm taking a nap on the beach. Now where is that pool boy with my drink!

Had a good day at work. Got a bunch of pants hemmed for customers. Still working on inventory. I have been finding a bunch of missing items. All in larger and large sizes. We are usually so good at keeping an eye on customers so this has us both puzzled. I'm hoping it isn't another employee. There is one I'm thinking of but I will not say anything. I'm not a good judge that way. But lots of missing stuff.

It got up to 51 today!! So nice. We even got to see the sun for a little while.

Holly, funny about DdK 's keys. Reminds me of an old Tammy movie where her necklace kept falling through her top until one day it did not.

Later all!!

Bunny

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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3067 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3067 Posts

Posted - Jan 20 2016 :  8:09:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have had my pilonidal cyst drained and packed 2 times and removed 2 times. Prior to the second time I had performed a, shall we say, recreational activity with the help of a male. I haven't done it since. My recovery took some time. I hurt so much. They gave me CoTylendal to take but it made me feel stupid and I only took it when I couldn't stand the pain any longer. My dog stayed by my side and only left to eat and go pee. I took a sits bath three times a day to keep the wound clean. I remember going to a follow up appointment. I took the bus downtown to get another bus to the University of Minnesota Hospital. I got off the first bus two blocks early and had to walk to get the next one. I still hurt and could hardly walk. I have never felt so vulnerable in my life. DdK will have a long and painful recovery. Let her know I said so.

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Bearclover
True Blue Farmgirl

2376 Posts

Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - Jan 20 2016 :  8:33:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Holly, and Deb, you must have been posting at the same time as me..I got pushed down below you.

Holly, I do hope DdK bounces back soon after. It is a bit easier when you are young. But she is most likely a little too optimistic. She is lucky to have you at home to take care of her.
Good luck to dsT on the job. Now if you can keep an eye out for what he spends it on....

Good luck with the snow. I'm kinda sick of it here. Snow in a town is much different than the mountains. You only hit trees instead of other cars hitting you. I worry all the time. One good thing is speeds are strictly Inforced so everyone drive at 25 max.



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Kirksmom71
True Blue Farmgirl

873 Posts

Mel
Dallas Texas
USA
873 Posts

Posted - Jan 21 2016 :  5:03:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, greetings my Goddesses of the Iris! It was 41 degrees today but gray, foggy, rainy and 20mph winds....gusting to 25/30. Felt colder than a witches t** and/or a well diggers a** I chuckled when those expressions were mentioned a ways back!!! LOL

My Mom used to use both those expressions as did my grandma.....I haven't heard them in decades!! I always wondered just how my Mom could know how cold a witches t** might be!! Ha,Ha!

Hope everyone stays warm and safe this weekend. How wonderful Marilyn and G are in the beautiful Caribbean. I shall use Marilyn's beautiful photo to transfer myself to the beautiful beach..save me a spot Bunny!!

Marie I know I have no reason to complain about cold....I feel for the freeze you have to endure....and your dear pups. Please stay safe.

Holly....hope ddK heals quickly, but according to Marie's experience, doesn't look so. Sending good thoughts. Yay for dsT and the job prospect.

My phone has been kaput for several days and my son sent me an email because he couldn't get me.....no calls and no texts and hadn't seen me on Facebook for a day of so. He wanted to know if he needed to send the posse. Received my new phone today but have to activate but it has to be charged first. That's my latest excitement.

Mar.... glad you have a good Doc! And hubby is doing OK.
My best to all,
Mel
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Tall Holly
True Blue Farmgirl

2231 Posts

Holly
Worcester Vermont
USA
2231 Posts

Posted - Jan 21 2016 :  6:12:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good evening everyone,

DdK survived her surgery. It started and hour later than planned and she was slow coming out of the anesthesia so she and C are staying in a hotel tonight. Tomorrow morning they have a doctor's appointment so C can be shown how to change her bandages. She has to go every two weeks to be shaved back. He wants no hair to get stuck in her incision. That is going to go over like a fart in a space suit when she finds out.
Marie you are too funny. I prefer in situations like these to let her figure it out for herself because as we well know parenting teens the mother knows nothing and when she does she gets blamed for when it goes not as the teen would like. C had this surgery when she was in her early twenties. She has a nasty scar and I bet you do too. DdK lives with a bit of rose colored glasses and I am not going to step on them for her. lol. She is on pretty heavy pain killers right now so she has no idea what she will feel like on day three. The doctor told her she had a big cyst and if it happens to her again or any of her offspring to go as quickly as she can to the nearest surgeon and have it removed. He said if you took your thumbs and put the tips together and then took your index fingers and put the tips together and made a triangle that is how big the cyst was.

DdK is a horrible patient at home. She is sick or injured so rarely that she does not know how to be considerate of her caregivers when she needs help. I am a horrible sick person caregiver especially if that person is whining. C will change her bandages or the woman down the road. I am not good with blood. I clean up the barf at our house. I would pay the children to hit the toilet so that is an infrequent occurrence. I am good with people who do not understand why they would be in pain. I am careful of fragile people but strong people I am not so good with.
They will be home tomorrow around noon.

I wonder what Marilyn and the Dude's itinerary is. The big storm is to hit their area smack on.

I am not good judging who would steal either. DsT has plans for his money I am sure. I hope he buys himself a phone with his first check. He was not happy that he got a refurbished phone for winter holiday but he lost it before a month was up.

The wind is blowing a lot. We have deep toned chimes outside and they are constant in music. It is as we have said here with an additional phrase. Colder than a witch's t** in a brass bra. There is supposed to be a line up of five planets visible but we have clouds. It will happen again in 11 years. I think we will not see it this time. So, if any of you have clear skies go out and take pictures.

Mel nice ot see you.

Sweet dreams,

Holly
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prariehawk
True Blue Farmgirl

2914 Posts

Cindy

2914 Posts

Posted - Jan 21 2016 :  9:12:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't know about the line up of planets, but on Saturday night, there were two rings around the moon. Last night there was one large ring around the moon. I know they appear when the weather is about to change. Just wondered if anyone else saw them.
Mel--good to hear from you at last. I noticed you are in Texas--my brother lives in Frisco. I haven't been to Texas in well over a decade. I like to visit but hate the traffic. Terrified of the LBJ Expressway.
Holly--I feel for DdK. I've never experienced it but I can imagine how it would hurt. It never occurred to me to pay for not missing the toilet. I was babysitting my cousin's kids when they were little and C was in potty training. He still used the baby toilet. One day I got there and my cousin told me he had decided to use the big people's toilet. "He can't aim so you have to hold his penis for him" she told me as she walked out the door. I had never helped a little boy aim for the toilet before. I'm glad girls don't have that problem.
Bunny--I'm doing pretty well with all that's happening. I've been talking with God in a way I never have before and I'm starting to feel a peace I haven't felt since I was in my teens. Sometimes God calms the storm and sometimes He calms His child.
I also realize I need to be a more responsible person. Which includes taking care of my emotional health. I read something on-line:Don't drink and drive, your dog won't understand why you never came home". We were discussing the ripple effects of suicide at our support group tonight. I saw some phone apps for mental health and most of them are free. I have to take care of myself cause so many people depend on me. and that's OK, cause the ties that bind are what keeps us alive. I just realized I haven't been hospitalized for depression in this century. I guess God has a plan for me--don't know what it is but I wonder.
Cindy

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Blessed in Colorado
True Blue Farmgirl

4077 Posts

Debbie L.
Florissant Colorado
USA
4077 Posts

Posted - Jan 22 2016 :  05:20:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good Morning Everyone,
It is 5:30am so peaceful and quiet, I love this time of morning! It is my time just for me!
Holly, so glad DdK's surgery is over, now she can rest and recuperate. She can be a bit spoiled and waited on hand and foot by her family who loves her! The time will fly by! Big hug to her.
I just love the saying colder than a witches ***and say it all the time. Hubby always ask how the heck do I know how cold a witches****is? Just a catchy phase:-)
I too hope Marilyn and Dude are doing well with the weather, also all you gals are faring the weather across the country as well.
Hang in there Cindy, I did not see the rings around the moon and sorry missed it, bet it was awesome!
Mel, wasn't it kind of nice no phone etc for a few days and just quiet?
Busy day for us today 5 medical appointments between the 3 of us, will be away from home all day and I do not like that. But town is so far away that we do not have a choice, and may as well pick up groceries while we are there. Big football weekend for us. GO BRONCOS!!!!
Take care gals and know you are all loved and thought of.


Hugs,
Deb
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Blessed in Colorado

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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

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Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3067 Posts

Posted - Jan 22 2016 :  09:16:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have seen a line-up of planets in 1979, the year I graduated from high school. I wanted to go to college to be an astronomer so I knew when all the cool things were happening. I lived in Eastern South Dakota and had private access to a wide western sky every morning. That year 5 planets were visible in the sky. As I walked to school, I stopped a moment to watch. I felt so connected to the solar system and believed I was the only one in that small rural town who even noticed. Beautiful!

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Tall Holly
True Blue Farmgirl

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Holly
Worcester Vermont
USA
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Posted - Jan 22 2016 :  5:13:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good evening everyone,

DdK is a real trooper. She has some heavy duty painkillers to use when they change the bandage and uses ibuprofen in between. C will change her bandage tomorrow. C is NOT looking forward to that. I guess the wound is three fingers or more deep. C does know that this might reoccur. The doctor was kind enough to tell her so we did not have too. She has not seen it and does not want anyone to take a picture and show her. She says that might be too scary. I did share at supper tonight that, Marie got off at the wrong bus stop and had to walk two blocks to the next bus stop. There was some visible cringing and moans of understanding. She had a tube down her throat for breathing because she had to lay on her stomach. Her throat is more irritating to her right now than her behind. She had a good experience at the hospital. They went on and on about how healthy she is and how much interaction she has not had with the the medical establishment. One of the doctors said, she says she is not allergic but since she has had no exposure we do not know if she is allergic so we need to be careful.

When dsE came to live with us he was 7 yo. His hands did not work so well. One day we stopped on the side of the road because he was desperate. I had to stand behind him and hold his teeny tiny penis so he would not wet the leg of his pants. It was so small that my fingers were wider than his penis was long and he was not circumcised.

The moon tonight was bright and big. Tomorrow is the full moon I am hoping for a clear sky so I can go to the middle of town and take pictures as it rises over the mountains. Tonight is on the same cycle as the five you saw so many years ago Marie. How lucky you were to see them and recognized what you were looking at. I guess with the cities lights you will not be as gifted as you were that early morning. Years ago we took the biggest boys to the planetarium in Boston. The presenter at the planetarium showed us the stars you could see in the city and then an hour out of the city and two hours our and three on out until you could see the Milky Way.

DsT told C this evening that this week he is finally getting his act together. I certainly hope so.

Sweet dreams,



Holly
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True Blue Farmgirl

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marianne
The Beautiful Pacific NW Washington State
USA
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Posted - Jan 22 2016 :  5:46:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Holly, I hope ddK continues to improve. She is coming up on the dreaded Third Day. For some reason, everyone seems to feel crummier than expected on the third day. That was a huge cyst. I bet it was uncomfortable to have. And to have it removed. I hope C does well with the bandage changing.
Mar
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Tall Holly
True Blue Farmgirl

2231 Posts

Holly
Worcester Vermont
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Posted - Jan 22 2016 :  6:16:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello again,

I heard about a book on NPR today called God Bless the Child by Toni Morrison The interview was done last April but it is coming out in paperback soon so they often replay the interview. They talked about what happens to a child as a child stays with the child. I thought that it might be pertinent and healing for some of you to read. I read the description on Amazon and it is different but the same. Make any sense? Toni Morrison is an awesome writer so it might be a good read regardless of whether you parents were not parents at all.

hugs.

Holly
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Blessed in Colorado
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Debbie L.
Florissant Colorado
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Posted - Jan 23 2016 :  07:17:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good Morning Gals,

Holly: You crack me up, what a ray of sunshine you are! I am sure that C will do well with DdK's bandage today and both come through it well. Keep coming with the kiddos stories, they make my y day as do your letters, I so enjoy having you for my penpal!

I swear this Kindle writes just what it wants, so frustrating!

It has been great getting to know all of you through you posts, trying hard to keep up. What a great bunch of gals you are, glad I decided to join all of you again.

Have a fun day all and take time for yourselves if you can, we all need that!

Hugs,
Deb
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Marilyn Hartman Sullivan
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Marilyn
Oxford PA
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Posted - Jan 23 2016 :  09:12:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello from snowy Pennsylvania! Our flight home for today (Saturday) cancelled Thursday evening. The entire Philly airport closed, so they were able to call it early. Dude got to calling around to see if we could find a place to stay for just a few nights, since our week-to-week would be done on Saturday. He found a Holiday Inn over on St Thomas and made a reservation, but we both got to thinking that things would be really backing up after the storm - planes would have to be moved to different airports because of all the cancelled flights, etc. We might end up having to stay for three days or so. Lovely if you can relax, but we have customers here who depend on us. We both woke up yesterday thinking it was time to get out of Dodge. Dude called the airline and they were able to get us on the last flight out to Philly from St Thomas! So lucky!

We scrambled around and made our way back to St Thomas - had a couple of "goodbye" rum punches at Duffy's and made our way to the airport. As we sat in the departure lounge they kept canceling flights all around us, and everyone was very edgy. When we heard them cancel the Newark flight we got very anxious. However, our plane arrived and we started to board. You could just see how anxious everyone was - like we were all leaning forward so we could get going before they changed their minds! Got off a little late, but they were hustling all those flights and we got to Philly just as the first flakes began to fall.

As it turns out, Son-In-Law was flying home from a meeting in Dallas and arrived about 20 Minutes after us. His car, however, was in Baltimore! We circled back around to baggage claim and picked him up and we were off. The snow was accumulating pretty rapidly, but we got SIL home and the to the country roads to return safe, sound, and just about the last flights allowed into PHL for the night.

Feeling very lucky to be home now. I went back to bed after breakfast for a good restorative sleep. Dude is downstairs laying floor and I am doing the first of our mountains of laundry. Snow snow snow - big drifts and plenty on the flat. Thawing some steaks for dinner to replace the ones we had planned for last night and had to leave with the rental agent on John.

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Edited by - Marilyn Hartman Sullivan on Jan 23 2016 09:14:45 AM
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Bearclover
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Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
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Posted - Jan 23 2016 :  09:34:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh Marilyn, so sorry you had to come home early. I guess it is the price you pay for trying to get away from winter weather. It gets you in the end anyway.

Had a good day yesterday. I have designated Friday's, bookkeeping day. That way all the work is done and I get to play all weekend.
I'm working on a t-shirt skirt right now.

Here is my work in progress...


There is so much more to be done. Right now the vines are just ironed on. I'll be adding flowers to the vines and lace to the bottom. It is a wrap around skirt so it will fit more than one size.

Making a big pot of chili today. Of course everyone want some. Mind you, they never offer anything they make to me.
Although eating anything my mom makes is risky. There is a package of pork chops sitting in the fridge that have been there over a week now. The food waste from my mom and sister is amazing. (And sad)

I'm ready a murder mystery by Kathy Reichs. She is an amazing writer! It is a pretty big book, so thankfully I won't finish it in a night. She is the author that wrote the character from the tv show Bones.

We had sunshine for a little while yesterday. But today is rain. At least it is not freezing.

Later everyone!!

Holly hope DdK is doing good. Thinking about her and sending healing thoughts.

Bunny

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prariehawk
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Cindy

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Posted - Jan 23 2016 :  3:47:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Marilyn--glad you got back in time. That sounds like a big, bad storm. It wasn't bad here today--chilly but the sun was out.
Bunny--I love the vines on that skirt. It's the type of thing I would wear if it were longer. I like longer skirts--I can't do the bare-legged thing. Right now my legs look like an Airedale's--I shave them sporadically during winter cause no one sees them. I have some sort of spray on tanning stuff for summer but I've never used it. Just seems weird to me.
Well, I had a severe anxiety attack yesterday at work. Found out I WILL need surgery and will be off work quite a while. I was feeling nervous and stopped by HR to make a simple request and she didn't understand what I was asking for, and then I started panicking, and when I panic, I get paranoid. Not a fun way to feel. Frankly, it sucks. I ended up sitting in my boss's office with the HR person also there and I told them that it was my most stressful week in the past eight years. And it really was. I was crying, I was so stressed. When I got home I talked to a professional counselor on the phone and that helped a lot. I downloaded an APP on anxiety attacks and I read about how this one area of your brain, the amygdula (can't spell it)--how it "lights up like a Christmas tree" (that's how my therapist once described it) during an anxiety attack. In addition to the anxiety, I get paranoid, convinced that people are lying to me and plotting against me. People make fun of paranoia, but it's really a horrible thing to experience. I feel a lot better now. I saw a friend of mine today and she is also struggling with anxiety and we both benefitted from talking about it.
I am still considering getting some hens of my own. I bought some colored eggs at the food co-op, they were free-range eggs from a local farm--They are the BEST eggs I've ever eaten. The yolks were bright orange and the white part was thicker than any egg I've ever had. And they were pretty--green and pale blue, cream, and a very pale pink--and they were big and just the most beautiful eggs I've ever seen in my life.
I hope it's not terribly cold where you are and that you and warm and cozy in your home,
Cindy

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rough start farmgirl
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marianne
The Beautiful Pacific NW Washington State
USA
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Posted - Jan 23 2016 :  5:36:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Glad you are feeling better, Cindy. The eggs sound so pretty.

Deb, it is great to have you posting again.

Holly, thanks for the book suggestion. How's our girl,K?

Saw our dd today. Got to go over the medical plan for dh, as we know it. Also celebrated dh's 60th birthday. Dd brought many new foods for him to incorporate into his low fat vegan diet. The goal is less than sixteen grams of fat per day. So far, so good. I'm still cleaning out the freezer. There is some chicken I'll pass on to someone. The big appointment in Portland will be February 5.


Marilyn, I am quite impressed how well your travel home went!! Glad you have the weekend to recover. Will you go in on Monday or take your usual day off? Did you get any knitting done? I find it difficult to knit when it is warm.

Mar
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