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trugasCA

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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 6:35:26 PM

Life is short and sweet. lt is good for me and hopefully for you. But life is full of a lot of things, ideas, projects, beliefs and other subjects, so write about what you are happy about, enjoy doing, or whatever you wish.
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 3:13:45 PM



Life IS Good!

dg, Thought the same so ice cream and pie was bought for a year. All it did was make me a borderline diabetic and gain some lbs. Now have to rough it like in the past.

tg, Always wondered how it is to work in a nursing home were the residents pass away every week. Has to take a toll on the staff. It sure would me.
You've your health, so live it up and enjoy life. Would still visit your neighbor across from you in the hospital and let know you care. Wonderful her sister visits her daily.

My neighbor called at 7:30 AM yesterday to dbl check the time and to make sure the oral surgery was still on. Had forgotten to switch the ringer on. The answering machine took the message.

Called his house and his wife said he was on his way up the mtn to visit me. Went outdoors and talked w/him about the time to leave. He commented w/praise on the new wildflower section that is beginning to blossom.

We left early to the dental office. Mentioned to my neighbor of the north the way the office mgr misunderstood the last visit and mistakenly said my Ins no longer covers this dental procedure.

He opened his glove, asked me to remove the Bible, and to read out loud Proverbs 17:27. "The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered. 28: Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues."

Arrived at the office, filled the forms, took it nicely that the mgr said we never bill, co-payment must be paid. Gave them their foolish $44 and change, and had a seat beside my friend.

Was called into the op room quickly. The Dr had four female assistants to help him and ease my anxiety. They took my vitals and attached 2 electrodes to monitor my heart.

Did not even ask what the BP or pulse was. Knew it was high. The anesthesiologist missed the first attempt at a vein. Then got it right on my left hand. With a #20 needle, it was uncomfortable.

Soon the Vicodin and another drug that its name is forgotten was used began to take effect. Have little recollection other than four women looking at me smiling.

In under an hour they said the procedure was completed. Just as was told me, it truly felt like a mere 5 minutes passed w/no memory of the oral surgery.

My gums and jaw are very sore, swollen,and hurting. Rec'd a Rx of 20 percodan that cost me an amazing 18¢ for the entire script on my AARP plan. Was very surprised at this low price and most thankful.

Returned home took a 3 hour nap and plan to take it easy for a few days. Will phone the Orthopedic office today for a hip replacement surgery appointment asap. Am so thankful that phase one is out of the way.

Civil twilight is 6:13 AM EDT. Night is 6:57 PM.

Sunrise: 6:42 AM. Set: 6:28 PM.

Length of day: 11h 45m. Length of visible light: 12h 43m. Tomorrow will be 3m 3s shorter.

The temp is 75° in mostly clear skies.

Have a wonderful day!

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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 10:33:10 AM

Life is good and at my age it seems short. Or shorter. I am thinking about death, due to it being all around me in senior housing. If l don't see people hauled off to hospital, then others make sure l hear about them. This is not my favorite thing about this type of housing. Too much in your face.

I am not depressed tho, just so totally aware that life is nearly over.

I found a little Japanese maple volunteer, and am trying to get it to grow and it is slow. Pretty trees. I should just go buy one.

Today l have a recall repair on my car, far north of here, so will be in wait room for some time. I dislike intensely waiting of any kind. Taking a book, and some snacks as it might run into lunch time. That should ease my discomfort. Smiles.
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 9:15:45 PM

MidnightSun, Would hate to be with only a short time left and know that I hadn't enjoyed ice cream or other goodies. :)

trugas, Glad the potroast is good in sandwiches. I've found it good that way too. Sorry to hear about your neighbor. Sometimes people just don't want to be bothered by others. Glad that meals on wheels called someone. :)
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 4:40:51 PM

When you keep your shades drawn, and don't answer your phone..it is obvious you do not want to be bothered. I see her chair was moved to get the gurney in, the meals on wheels got no response, so she is in the hospital. Best place for her. She has a sister checking on her daily and meeting all her needs, so my wondering is just that and none of my business. If l thought for a second that l could be of any help, l would go there..but I cannot be of any use to her.

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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 3:30:31 PM



Life IS Good!

dg, Fun is a big part of life. Just have to have it to make the world go around.

tg, Hope you neighbor will have a change in attitude. She is way too young to give up. Ask around to see if she is home or in the hospital. Heck would knock on her door.

Went out at 4:52 AM to look for the ISS. Did see lots of fog. The Earth was in the 70's (24°C) while the air dropped to 48° (9°C). Will be lots of fog with the warm days and cool nights. The ISS returns at 5:38 AM.

The sun burned the fog off mid morning. There was the annual 2 days giant Lions Car Show in Littleton. Went two y/ago. My hip could tolerate walking to see 100's of classic, muscle, and antique vehicles.

Drove to the summit of Mt Prospect in Weeks State Park. Saw long time hiker Al and stopped to talk. His 14 y/o companion animal, blind from cataracts passed away two weeks ago.

His dog Lady was a Schipperke. A very handsome dog that weighed 12 lbs. We swapped dog loss stories and tales of joy having them in our lives.

The summit was packed w/locals and tourists visiting for the first time. The stucco finished lodge 30' x 70' (9.1 by 21.3 meters) could use some exterior work. Some areas of the front facade are falling off.

420 acres around and on the summit were purchased in 1910. The lodge was finished in 1913. The entire second floor is the living room. Its many large picture windows are most unusual for the era. Balconies take full advantage of the lodge's mountain-top setting, providing dramatic views of the surrounding scenery.

Massive fieldstone fireplaces stand at either end of the living room. According to one popular story, the large moose head over the west fireplace was a gift from President Theodore Roosevelt. Another story said the President shot it on the property.

The floor and trim in the room, as well as the original furniture, are dark oak. Signed photographs of many dignitaries are displayed on the walls; among them are William Taft, Herbert Hoover, Theodore Roosevelt, and Marshall Joffre of France.

The fieldstone tower in front of the house, listed in the National Historic Lookout Register, was originally built as both an observatory and water tower. At 56 feet (17m) high, its observation deck affords spectacular views of three states and Canada.

Civil twilight is 6:12 AM EDT. Night is 6:59 PM.

Sunrise: 6:41 AM. Set: 6:30 PM.

Length of day: 11h 49m. Length of visible light: 12h 46m. Tomorrow will be 3m 3s shorter.

The temp is 76° in mostly cloudy skies.

Have a pleasant day!

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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 10:18:27 AM

Pleasantly surprised when l sliced the pot roast to make a sandwich. Thin and smooth slices with mayo on bread, turned out well. So l will keep eating it that way. I fixed the potatoes l cooked with it for breakfast yesterday
l have been noticing my neighbor across from me hasn't even been out to water her plants, or opening her drapes. I have talked to several and she doesn't answer her phone either, doesn't want to be bothered, and l understand that ....but her sister comes and brings her stuff and she opens door to meals on wheels so l know she is there,, and has support system.
Last night l saw flashing red and got up to look and it was her apt they were going into. l went back to bed without knowing if she was taken out or not. That apt is not lucky, nor the one next to it. This lady had heart failure 4 months ago, and has had visiting nurses and therapists daily since then amazingly, and since then she also got the "dropped head syndrome". Always looks down. Head on her chest. She is in her 60's l would imagine. At least not over 70.
I wish her luck. She is one of our group. Very pleasant. Only recently got a caregiver.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 8:43:04 PM

trugas, I'm learning you have to take advantage of the good days when you can. Perhaps your 90 year old neighbor is doing as well as she is now because she had those surgeries long ago. At any rate, she is truly lucky to be able to get around at 90 something. You could make potroast with the chuck roast, stew is good too. :)

MidnightSun, Pies and icecream probably don't help but they make life enjoyable. :)
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 4:13:20 PM



Life IS Good!

Enjoyed removing the wild raspberry bushes, digging up the roots, rocks, boulders, and planting two patches of wildflowers. Were my summer projects. The wildflowers are blooming lovely.

People, especially women, live well into their 90's. No sure pies and ice cream help, yet they both are yummy. Walking and being able to get outside for a while means everything.

Had a fabulous early morning watching female MMA bouts of famous champions and contenders. Particularly of Tecia Torres fighting out of Fall River, MA. She is only 5 ft 1 in (1.55 m) and weighs 115 lb (52 kg; 8.2 st) in the strawweight division.

She is known as "The Tiny Tornado." Her fighting style is muay thai along w/karate. She is 25 y/o w/black belts in karate and taekwondo, with a blue belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu. Tecia Torres is 4-0 w/all 4 by decisions.

Took a drive to my visit my pal the meat mgr in Whitefield. Best deal was deli sliced pastrami for a mere $4.99. Wrapped it in newspaper and drove north back on US Rt 3

US Rt 3 begins in Cambridge, MA and goes through NH to its terminus near the Fourth Connecticut Lake at the Canadian border. Very scenic, rural, with plenty of foliage and lots of moose 30 minutes before dusk.

Drove thru the open gate up to the summit of Mt Prospect. Hoped for a super photo op of the views from Weeks State Park. There is a photo link right under the name of the state park.

Too much haze from the sun baking the air. The high was a gorgeous 78° (25°C), not a cloud in the sky w/a pleasing 4 mph (6.4 kph) from the SSW.

Returned home for a wonderful pastrami sammie, w/homegrown tomatoes, leaf lettuce, onions, cukes on multigrain flatbread.

The Sox won handily over the Yank's 10-4 w/our new to the team, 7 rookie players.

Civil twilight is 6:11 AM EDT. Night is 7:01 PM.

Sunrise: 6:40 AM. Set: 6:32 PM.

Length of day: 11h 52m. Length of visible light: 12h 50m. Tomorrow will be 3m 3s shorter.

The temp is 82° in clear skies w/plenty of sun.

Have a splendid day!

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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 10:01:06 AM

Yes, when you get something on the list of things to do, done, then Life is Good. It is always good, if you look for the good, you find it.

I am blessed and l know it. l live among seniors and see the difficulties and things they die from all around me. So l am grateful............but sometimes a bit jealous of those who walk around just to be walking. So nice to be able to do that. But I was able to walk a little yesterday. I do not understand what is behind my pain in walking some days fine, other days it is difficult to take a few steps around the house even.

Back to the good parts of life. I walked around the complex and enjoyed the mild weather at 7 pm. No one of our group was out!!!! They are going by the calendar and said "it's fall" and l say so what ? it is beautiful Indian summer out and come out and enjoy it. My apt was stuffy and near 80 inside still. Outside was pleasant, and l really enjoyed being able to do that short walk.

I am older than a lot of the tenants here, but younger than some. Most of the older ones stay in, but once in awhile l see someone walking with their walkers. One lady doesn't use a cane, or walker and only recently had to move downstairs. She is in her 90's and is doing really well. Somewhere in her long ago past , she had heart surgeries. Wouldn't know it to look at her now. That is a miracle.

Got my freezer (the one on bottom of fridge) emptied out and list of what is in there yesterday and that l had been wanting to do for a long time. Found a lot of chopped veggies l will use to make soup this upcoming winter. Maybe sooner, as the chuck roast l cooked in the crockpot was not that pleasing to me. Could make stew or soups. Smiles.

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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 8:32:10 PM

goldieolds, At least I'm not the only one who falls asleep at the computer. I usually end up with a blank screen because it's scrolled down or else there is a string of letters across the screen. lol Don't worry about stating how you feel about something. It works for you and who knows, someone may read it and get benefit from it or give it another chance. :)

trugas, I too am glad that you have your health and are able to live on your own...that is truly a wonderful gift. I generally don't like zucchini that large but they can still be used. I do like them best fried but I have a recipe for chocolate zucchini cake and also zucchini pancakes (kind of like potato pancakes). Anyone who wants the recipes send me a message. :)

MidnightSun, It would help to have wamer temps so I can get more done outside. Way too much still to do. Will try to do my best at getting the necessary stuff done and leave the other stuff until spring.
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 3:58:54 PM



Life IS Good!

d/g, Am all for two months more of the 80's. Please.

g/o Yes, named an activator. Activates pain. Also that foolish drop shelf on the table.
t/g, You are doing fantastic. Continue what you doing!

Took a drive around my nearby area in Granby, VT yesterday morning. It is 39.1 square miles (101.2 km2), yet had an amazing population of just 86 people, 33 households, and 26 families residing in the town in 2000. During the 2010 census, 88 resided in town.

The quaint town has a one room school house, (One can scroll on my link to see 6 more pix) a general store, Post Office w/a wooden sign, and a rugged brick high school, that was built from the alumni funds.

The three building Main St is complete w/a Congregational Church, a bench seat, and the old cemetery that has Roger's Rangers', the Green Berets of Colonial America, buried from our Revolutionary War. Rural New England at its finest.

Plenty of colors, yet the peak of the color remains several days away. Day temps yesterday are 74° (23°C) and nights are 49° (9°C). Spend 60 minutes enjoying the ultraviolet B (UVB) rays that produce natural vitamin D.

Getting late Sept strawberries, tomatoes, and have a half cup of highbush blueberries ripening on one lagging plant. Did some garden maintenance, watched the bees collecting pollen, the grasshoppers, caterpillars, and a rabbit eating my lawn. Peace, quiet, and relaxing.

Civil twilight is 6:10 AM EDT. Night is 7:03 PM.

Sunrise: 6:39 AM. Set: 6:34 PM.

Length of day: 11h 55m. Length of visible light: 12h 53m. Tomorrow will be 3m 3s shorter.

The temp is 79° in clear skies w/lots of sun.

Have a tremendous day!

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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 9:19:46 AM

Goldie l call that thing a clacker and do not let them use it and this chiropractor who is new to me, 2nd visit, said it isn't all that effective. I already knew that from the time spent in Fort Bragg where that chiropractor patted my fanny, then counted outloud, the joints and then used a clacker. I asked what the fanny pat was all about and he said it was to help align the spine. Never went back to him. Next one up there liked to combine massage with adjustments but workers comp didn't pay for that. No longer on workers comp and medicare won't pay for maintenance and wants a reason for "injury" each time. That l found out from the chiro l went to for many years til his fee got outrageous. Then went to the guy who tested me for workers comp and he is good and like his fee of $24 but want one closer, so l now have this lady who is more holistic. I say that because she is gentler, and when discussing recent problems with vitamins, recommended Olivers where they have over counter things where she said they could recommend vitamins with out all the additives. But l can't afford those places. I haven't taken vitamins except when pregnant and probably don't need them now, but l am taking D and now B complex (which also has additives and no problem so far) ..I may have been getting too much for me, iron or something.
Goldie l like reading of your experiences with various treatments and take it to heart, but don't like all of it for ME. For eg l am not a needle lover. Hate any shots and yes I understand that acupuncture is different -but it is still a needle, so l won't go for it. At least not at this point. No pun intended.
Life is good for me and l am grateful that my health is as good as it is. Could be better but could be a whole lot worse too, for my age , so l am happy.

Dirtgirl, that zucchini was so big that my housekeeper had as hard a time cutting thru the skin as an acorn squash. Way too big, but we used it. Had it for dinner again last night with rice.



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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 5:58:42 AM

Hi all!

The chiropractic tool is, I believe, called an activator. But I call it a thumper. I don't like it and generally don't let them use it on me. My private Chiro doesn't use it, as far as I've seen. They say it's personal preference by the Chiropractor.

I'm sorry if my last post (or any others) come off as being too preachy. It is not my intention to tell anybody else what to do. I just like sharing information (hence my graduate work in Mass Communications, I guess). If something I've learned or experienced might help someone else, then I feel it's worth putting it out there. Once it's out there, then the person can take or leave what they want from it.

I fell asleep while typing that last message. Not just a doze, but fast asleep. I don't know how long I was out, but when I woke up I just clicked "post" w/o reading through it. I might have dozed on and off w/o realizing it while typing, before I really fell asleep. I got up and went to bed.

DG, I knew that is what he had, but didn't know what it is. Thanks for explaining.

[Edited by: goldieolds at 9/27/2014 6:02:56 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 7:14:05 PM

trugas, It's amazing how fast zucchini can get that large. I have tried them in cake and sauted with tomatoes, onion and cheese. I also like them fried. :)

goldieolds, Fwiw, stenosis is when the calcium builds up on the inside of your spinal column and gradually over time squeezes the nerves. It happens with age and mostly in the lower spine but there is also some that happens at the top of the spinal column in the neck. The outcome is not pleasant as the person over time is not able to walk without assistance and eventually ends up in a wheel chair. Surgery is about the only option and even then it's not 100%. It should be noted that our Governor just had surgery for this problem last year. Probably due to his years of playing hockey.

MidnightSun, It was 80 yesterday and again today. Will be again tomorrow. Would be nice if this weather continued for a couple of more months. :)
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 4:05:07 PM



Life IS Good!

dg, Here you on the room in the freezer. One y/a it was nearly empty. Have no room for much these days.

go, The one giant supermarket chain add CO2 to their meat containers and seals them. Meat looks good if it was left out in 90° for days.

spg, No sure what the neck thing is called. It is Chiropractic Adjusting Tool with a Rubber Tip. In the $300+ range

tg, Am happy for you that the chiro worked for you back and neck. Enjoy the zucchini bread you made.

Left early w/my camera in the hopes of getting some super foliage shots on the way to Littleton. Still have some days to go before the peak of the fall foliage. Will keep my eyes on the leaves every day.

Bought at the market were large red bell peppers $1.25 a lb, green beans $1.68 a lb, peaches 20¢ ea, a huge stalk of celery $1.08, pink grapefruit 95¢ ea, limes 5/$1, lemons 3/$2, green leaf lettuce, and great plump, firm, juicy grapes $2.28 a lb.

Visited my pal at Rite Aid. Asked him to see if he can order some special Ale for me. It is named Samuel Adams Rebel IPA. Love great ale and want to try this one.

Drove to Whitefield to my pals grocery store. Bought some store made lean sausage, two thick chicken breasts for $2.29 a lb and imported ham on sale for $3.99 a lb.

Stopped at Subway in Whitefield for a 6" white egg & bacon on flatbread w/all the veggies, plus extra lettuce and spinach. Rec'd a 20 oz French Vanilla coffee w/it. All for $3.27 w/tax, the brekky special everyday.

Also stopped at Shaws to purchase broccoli crowns for 99¢ a lb. It is seldom that low in northern NH.

Returned home to water the tomato plants. It was 36° (2°C) last night and the plants are looking extremely droopy. Also did garden maintenance. The high was 68° (20°C) in mostly sunny skies.

Made some homemade chicken soup with diced celery, onions, carrots, cubes of a chicken breast with bay leaves and basil added to the water. Boiled that baby for 2.5 hours in the crock pot until the celery was soft and carrots were al dente. Had two bowls for lunch.

Civil twilight is 6:09 AM EDT. Night is 7:05 PM.

Sunrise: 6:38 AM. Set: 6:33 PM.

Length of day: 11h 58m. Length of visible light: 12h 56m. Tomorrow will be 3m 3s shorter.

The temp is 75° in clear skies w/lots of sun.

Have a delightful day!

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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 2:30:07 PM

Tru, so glad you are feeling better! I hope it continues and continues to improve. I understand that cycle of feeling better and then doing more which in turn makes it feels worse again. It may not feel like it, but it is an improvement.

Midnight, glad you got such a good deal on still good meat, and enjoyed eating it.

DG, I definitely know that everybody has to find what works for them, and have believed it for many years and have said it many times. I've been on this path of trying to find holistic, to whatever extent possible, and as natural as possible, healthcare for approx 40 years. (Yikes, that makes me old!) Traditional allopathic medicine had little to offer beyond drugs, after I'd already had surgery. I've always believed in trying to deal with the causes instead of the symptoms. It's not been easy and I've tried a lot of different things and have been lucky to have access to some things that don't exist in other locations (I guess that's been the trade-off for MN winters), such as Pathways of Minneapolis. I also know that there is a lot of variation between providers in the same modality, and have been thinking to myself that I wish Tru could find a different chiropractor.

I am very lucky, and am very grateful, that I've been able to put together a great team that is now, finally, helping me in ways that surpass what I've experienced before. And I know that everyone isn't able to do that. Certainly, I wasn't able to for many, many years.

I've been going to my current chiropractor for about 11 years, except for when I didn't have insurance. He has never done those kind of forceful adjustments on me, due to my condition. I've recently been told that those kind of adjustment should not be done on people over a certain age (whatever that is), but I think it's uncommon to find ones who don't.

During the time I didn't have insurance, I got chiro treatments from the the free integrative clinic at Pillsbury House (Mpls). It is sponsored by the Northwestern Health Sciences College (FKA "the chiropractic college") for their students. I was amazed at how different each student's treatments were. I figured that since they were all students at the same school and taking the same classes, that their treatments would be pretty much the same. Not so. The worst was the student who tried to adjust the part of my spine that is surgically fused. I let out a scream and the supervisor came running over. There were other students who did very good work.

From when I managed my mother's care, I know what you say about Medicare supplemental insurance is generally true. But mine is different. I also know from my mother's insurance, how little of the chiropractor's fee was covered. But they did pay a little.

Anyway, I'm just trying to share what I've learned/experienced over all these years, so that others may take what is appropriate for them. Not much is known in mainstream America about acupuncture and TCM and if it may help someone, then I want to help them to know that.

Northwestern has been doing research on acu for senior citizens, with good results. My experience, and research has also shown this, is that acu can help/enhance/complement other treatments. While it may not be able to cure a condition, such as stenosis, it may help alleviate the pain, without the side effects of drugs. I don't know anything specifically about that condition, I'm just speculating based on what I know and have experienced.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 10:11:13 AM

Life is Good when you get relief from pain. I got the worst of it corrected. It will be fine. I was so energetic yesterday that l may have done a bit too much, but when l feel good, l take advantage because it may be three days or more before l feel that energetic again!!!. That is my life. I have adjusted to it.

I try to make things as easy as l can. l found my housekeeper up on an unlocked stool..it locked as she stepped up, but l have told her in the past a much safer way to clean the cabinets. l have a mop that l put a saturated in cleaner on and then stand on floor and run the mop up and down and clean them easily that way. l don't want her falling. So got her down and showed her again ...I have the stools because the cabinet second shelves are high and the closet shelves also, but prefer to avoid using them when possible.

I was given a big zucchine and asked for zucchini bread. it was so tough that l asked the housekeeper to grate it and then walked her thru the recipe and she stirred etc and afterwards she asked for the rest of the zucchini as she felt she could then make some at home. I said sure, but leave half and l stuffed it. it turned out well and l ate it yesterday. Twice l think and still have some, that's how big the zucchini was. 4 loaves of bread, and a large chunk to stuff and bake.

Life is Good when we all share.

It is true dirt girl, and in my case not even the chiropractors that l go to are covered by medicare. l pay this one $32 a visit. Last one was $24 but much further away. Medicare is supposed to pay for 6 visits a year, but they make it difficult on them so they don't want to go thru it and just charge what they would receive from medicare.


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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 12:15:07 AM

trugas, Glad you are still able to garden in your barrels in back. Glad you were able to get some stretches to do and that your chiropracter listens to what you want and don't want. Nice that you are getting some rain to ease the drought a little. :)

MidnightSun, There are some stores that I shop at that regularly have deals on meat and some where they are seldom seen. When I get some room in the freezer, I will start looking for deals on roasts again. :)

Hi Snowplowerguy. :)

goldieolds, I'm glad that you are able to feel better through acupuncture and chiro but you must realize that it won't be the same for everyone. There are some problems like stenosis which cannot be helped with chiro and can actually be made worse. You are fortunate that you have found people who are good at what they do and that you respond to the treatments. Like other doctors, not everyone in those fields is good at what they do. As for Medicare not covering...if Medicare is your primary coverage, then if they don't cover something, neither will your supplemental. Only when Medicare covers something will your supplemental also cover. :)
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 3:09:57 PM



Life IS Good!

g/o, The steaks were pkged by the store, no CO2. Was $7.99 reduced to $2.49. Date expired the next day. Eating very well for cheap money.

t/g, The Chiro Always made me feel better. The one time it hurt worse the next day a call was made. Was taken in right away and it corrected for free.

Enjoyed two episodes of Law & Order: SVU yesterday and one early this morning. The more shows that are seen the more it is liked. Lately the shows are about the characters getting framed, pretending assaults, or making mistakes. As is in the real world. Have just 6 days left to see as many epi's as possible.

Fried onions, red and orange peppers sliced baby bella mushrooms then added some sliced ham and giant hand full of cooked spinach. Made a super spinach omelet for my 6:30 AM lunch. No cheese

Heavy fog was seen at daybreak. The soil was in the low 60's (16°C) and the air was down to 36° (2°C) for the low in the morning. Went out, checked the tomatoes, and watered them.

It has been in the 30's for 4 mornings. The French marigolds are doing well. The zinnia's are done. The half wine barrel of annuals saw much destruction.Yet my window boxes,especially those on the 2nd floor are looking great.

Took my camera and decided to take a trip to Weeks State Park, drive up the paved auto road, and take some spectacular photos on the summit. The gate was looked as the lodge is now only open on the w/e's.

Took a drive on the CT River Hwy. The hills and mtns have lots of color, yet the low elevation trees, such as the silver maples that line both banks of the river are still green.

Acer saccharinum, commonly known as silver maple, creek maple, silverleaf maple, soft maple, water maple, swamp maple, or white maple is a species of maple native to eastern North America in the eastern United States and Canada.

It is one of the most common trees in the United States. Its leaves look like this. Want a shot of the tranquil river lined w/these leaves when their peak red colors arrive. It could be this w/e. Next week for certain.

Civil twilight is 6:07 AM EDT. Night is 7:07 PM.

Sunrise: 6:36 AM. Set: 6:38 PM.

Length of day: 12h 01m. Length of visible light: 12h 59m. Tomorrow will be 3m 4s shorter.

The temp is 68° in clear skies w/lots of sun.

Have a fantastic day!

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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 10:54:32 AM

Good morning Trugas!

I went to the Chiro in the past & last time he did the neck thing it hurt & never went back. It did seem to help my back though.

Have a great Thursday!
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 7:17:01 AM

Thanks snowplowerguy, and Goldie and Midnight. l feel much better, tho l woke at 2 a m and now l decided l am up for the day, so made my first cup of coffee. 4 a m.

Chiropractor talked me into letting her twist or somehow push and pull the neck in ONE spot tho she wanted to do two. It works but l am so fearful of the one where they grab you chin and head and twist or jerk it. Anyway hers was not quite that bad, she puts her finger on the spot and pushes somehow from the other side l forgot the actual move. But it is still jerking quick motion and I am cautious with those. Even the table drop while she adjusts l don't let them use anymore. She goes along with me, and puts cushions under me so she can push. Came home and iced it, and Advil and it is much improved. Now it needs to rest. l also got more info on stretches. I know some but there are more. I do the shoulder shrugs just coz they feel good.
Ordered a special pillow too, l have been feeling my pillow pushes my head forward too much. Tho it is flatter than most l have had.
Life is Good when you are pain free!

It is raining a bit and l am delighted to hear it. It is going to be a measurable amount and all the fires in CA can use all the moisture they can get. The whole state is three years in a drought. Everything in nature is dry as a bone. Cougars are coming down into populated areas. Back yards in big towns.



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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 4:02:54 AM

Tru, so sorry to hear about your pain. I can comiserate, having chronic pain for very many years. But realizing lately that it is getting much better, thanks to the treatments I've been able to get. I am so grateful. I wish there was some way for you to get acupuncture. It really helps and enhances any other treatments, such as chiro or p.t. that a person is getting. Maybe students who need to practice or something? I think it is so short sighted that Medicare doesn't cover it. I've been lucky, so far, w/ my supplemental. There is a college here that teaches it, as part of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and they have a couple of free student clinics at a couple of low income community centers.

When I was talking about chips, I forgot about some that I really like: Late July organic corn chips with chia and quinoa. mmm....
They were recently on sale at Whole Foods + a coupon. yea!

I hope you feel much better soon.

Midnight, were the steaks pre-packaged? Did you check the "buy by..." &/or package dates? You can't always go by the color, as sometimes store do things to make them look redder longer. Unless you bought them from your butcher friend. That would be a different situation.


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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 12:40:09 AM

MidnightSun, T-bones for $2.49 a lb? Geezz, you did score. Around here they've actually gone up to around 10.99 lb. I won't pay that price.
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2014 3:41:01 PM



Life IS Good!

tg, Hope the chiro fixed your neck. Kindly let us know. Please.

Spent some time playing StarCraft: Brood War yesterday morning as a member of the Protoss race battling the Terran army and the Zerg swarm. Lot of fun in real time.

Took a drive down US Rt 3 to visit my pals store in Whitefield and the see the northern NH foliage. Left the link as a slide show, so the reader can scroll and see more views, if one desires. Want you to see what is seen every day. Few buildings, lots of mtns, and plenty of fall color.

Hit the Jack pot at the store! Bought four T-bone steaks marked down to $2.49 a lb while still red. Then two pkgs of beef ribs, nice and thick, that were completely cooked and reduced to $2.89 a lb. Love these deals.

Yesterday afternoon the power flickered about 6-7 times, then went out long enough to shut my pc and have to reset the clocks. When the power goes off my Lazarus Form Recovery (Restores lost posts and fills forms, even on iPad OS7) was reset w/o saved text.

Copied the text on Word. Did not save it before the lights went out. Lost 2 hours of my post w/links and replies to my visitors. Needed to go outside, relax, and enjoy the afternoon. Was burning up angry.

More New England images of autumn.
Civil twilight is 6:06 AM EDT. Night is 7:09 PM.

Sunrise: 6:33 AM. Set: 6:40 PM.

Length of day: 12h 04m. Length of visible light: 13h 02m. Tomorrow will be 3m 4s shorter.

The temp is 37° (3°C), the high to be 68° (20°C) in clear skies w/lots of sun later.

Have a fabulous day!

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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2014 9:45:57 AM

Good morning Trugas!

Sorry to hear about pain. Hope your feeling better soon!

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2014 9:24:55 AM

Life is Good and l will stick with it.

Even tho l have a lot of pain. Near to tears when l move in bed, it hurts so bad. Better this morning, but have call in to chiropractor tho not sure she will alleviate it as it is arthritic neck. Still haven't been adjusted since April and getting back in proper alignment always helps some. That is from the small amount of digging in the clay soil here to put in 2 plants and a 6 pack of tiny pinks. Just have to quit that frontyard stuff. Stick to my loose soil in my barrels in the backyard.
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 10:19:46 PM

Hi all.
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 4:12:56 PM

Life IS Good!

dg, Like to prepare and experiment w/new recipes. Most work. Some are not worth eating. Love a bargain. Now live for them.

Plan to cure my hip pain w/hip replacement surgery.

tg, The movie was pulled. Here is a new link that works. (86:20). Just dbl checked it on Chrome. FF wants an update. Safe site and Free. You can stop and rewind. No mailing. No waiting. Instant stream.

The power went off and my post was lost. Did not save it.

Have a wonderful day!

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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 11:25:17 AM

Life is good!

I survived yesterday & I'm vertical today so life IS good!

Have a great Tuesday everyone!
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 10:21:30 AM

Midnight l followed your link and it said "movie not found" and wanted further "Plug ins" which l am not going to do. Besides, l like to watch full TV screen size and ask for captioning which l believe is impossible on Computer, l recall watching a movie on Computer and that was the case. The sound is not good thru this tiny speaker either.

No thanks l prefer the TV screen, as mine is large and the captioning helps me not to miss any words they do not speak loud enough for these old ears. Plus I can re watch it , you know move it back to previous scene if misunderstand some connection etc. All in all it is just best to get it on discs for ME.

Thanks for letting me know tho..l understand you are trying to help, but it is like buying a blouse for my mother in law. I would buy a pretty blouse and she would return it because it didn't button up in front if she wanted to do it up the back, or vise versa. She didn't have much of a neck, so the collar would be too much for her or something.. Sometimes you have to know all the issues before buying something for someone else.

I thought l was cutting down on gardening, but had to go spend another $23 to fill in some spots in front where friend took out 2 small rose bushes and one large ugly water saver type green lump. some of it was for next years and this fall's veggies too.

My left shoulder hurt so bad all thru the night and l would keep taking Advil. That is why l want to quit gardening (deep digging in the clay)
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 9:45:17 AM

Hi all.

Tru, glad you got to have another nice visit with your son. I know those visits mean a lot to you.

DG, if you get a chance, check out the chips at Trader Joe's. They have some veggie chips that I think are Terra but under their own TJ label at a better price. They also have some sweet potato chips that I like a lot. I think they have ridges, though.

Other chips that I've tried lately that I like a lot (not from TJs) are Better Chips (or something like that), and some chips made from beans. And I love both the lentil chips and lentil crackers. The brand is Mediterranean something. I like the taste and also the idea that I'm getting some protein in them.

Midnight, shopping for deals and cooking are great hobbies to have! I share those interests. Although I like eating more than cooking; it is more of a means to an end.

Yesterday my amazing physical therapist told me she is extremely impressed with how much motion we've regained in my arthritic right hip. More than she had thought was possible. My chiropractor had told me the same thing earlier in the summer. I am so grateful for their amazing treatments, but I think having acupuncture at the same time complemented and enhanced their work even more. I know acu has made a big difference in alleviating the pain. A lot of what my wonderful p.t. does when I am there feels like torture at the time, but I know it will benefit me afterward, so I endure. If it gets too much I cry "uncle" and she backs off. I am so grateful to have heard about her. She is very exceptional in her work.

She is a marathon runner and recently participated in a "super" marathon in PA. It was 100K, regular marathons are 26K.I forget how many hours she said they were running. Something like 8-11 hours. She is 53 and looks about 20 years younger, or at least 10. She complains b/c her body doesn't do what her much younger running partner's does. I find it amusing, since I couldn't even run from here to the corner. Or to the end of the hallway, for that matter.


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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 12:57:17 AM

trugas, The sweet potato crackers sound good. I've found some sweet potato chips from Seneca that are good. The seem to be a bit thicker than other sweet potato chips out there. Terra chips are good also. They are usually in the organic section here but have sweet potato and taro chips in them. Sesame blues are good too. :)

MidnightSun, Deals are what it's about. I planted some mums and sedum the other day. It's fun to watch the bees. :)
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 3:59:23 PM



Life IS Good!

d/g Find that shopping for deals and cooking are my hobbies. You are invited for a home cooked meal. Will offer a menu. ; )

t/g, The movie is Free and is here. A 100% safe site rated by all the search engines.

Found great pleasure playing StarCraft on the platforms and in space yesterday morning. One can also play in the valleys and on the mtns. It was a delightful two hour battle.

One can select up to 7 armies of opponents and various scenarios such as ice, desert, space, jungle or an ash world. Choose 1 of 3 races or allow the computer to choose one random for you.

Took a 2 hour nap that was ever so refreshing after waking up before 1 AM for the day. Watched some MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) bouts of Ronda Rousey who fights out of Santa Monica.

Also watched some bouts of Gina Carano who retired in 2009,now at 32 y/o. In other weigh divisions are Paige VanZant and Cat Zingano are the Champs or current contenders.

They are the two #1 female contenders in each of their weight divisions. Doubt that they will ever fight each other. These gals can really fight, yet there's no denying that marketability has played a part in the sport's growth.

Enjoyed sitting in the sun for 90 minutes It was a beautiful sunny early afternoon. The temp reached 77° (25°C) w/gusts of wind to 10 mph (16 kph). Read my chess mag, watched bees and yellow jackets, and performed light garden maintenance.

Will return to the sun after this post and listen to the home team play baseball. For the Sox our season ends in 1 weeks. Congrats to the other ball teams that made the playoffs. See you at the World's Series.

Civil twilight is 6:04 AM EDT. Night is 7:12 PM.

Sunrise: 6:33 AM. Set: 6:43 PM.

Length of day: 12h 10m. Length of visible light: 13h 08m. Tomorrow will be 3m 4s shorter.

The temp and high is 57°. There is a 50% chance of rain. It rained on and off.

Have a pleasant day!

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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 9:46:41 AM

Didn't even eat dinner last night as l was out front with a neighbor who was working on my border. Til dark then l was too tired and had a bool of cereal. So l have the chicken breast for today, tonight whenever l cook it. l have mushrooms bought yesterday and salads and the beets l cooked up before going out front.

At costco l found a sweetpotato cracker with seeds and it is good. I tried it with dip, but prefer it alone, or maybe some cheese. Good flavor.

Saw an ad for a new movie "the Judge" l want to order. Just coming out, so l will have a wait. Life is good and l love it ..
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 12:22:05 AM

Snowplowerguy, I don't want to know the details. =:o

trugas, Sounds like you had a fantastic day. So happy you got the prune plums you wanted. :)

MidnightSun, If I'm ever in your area, I'm going to drop in for lunch dinner or whatever. You always seem to cook delicious sounding food. :)
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 7:15:30 PM

Had a fun day shopping and got lots of goodies. Went all the way to Petaluma to get the Italian Empress prune plums. 77c a pd. Our Trader joes didn't have the basket of plums so ...
Went to Sprouts and then Raleys, the new one in Petaluma, while ours is being renovated. Then back to Costco. Spent over $100 and enjoyed every minute of it. Smiles.
Life is Good. OH yes it is...

Thanks snowplower, but the sun only came out on my way home. Good to see you here.

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Life IS good!

dg, O2 was strangely low. It is usually 97/98%. May have a nerve that sends electrical impulses to the heart tweaked. 100-300 beats per min, as explained in yesterdays post.

spg, Welcome!

tg, Glad you could spend much of the day w/you son. T-Day is just around the corner. Then Christmas and you b/day. Happy that all is well w/the both of you.

Enjoyed getting my post rounds over early. Had the ISS flyover written on paper. Simply forgot about it until a few minutes after it orbited by. Other towns nearby were 27° & 28° (2-3°C) in the morning. My area saw 34° (1°C).

No frost was on the lawn when it was time to go outside. Watered the tomatoes and the flowers. Zinnias and the tomato plant leaves look quite wrinkled. The marigolds took the chill very well. Perennials are unbothered.

Had my brekky of raspberries and strawberries w/1% milk and Raisin Bran. It was only a half cup. Half of what is usually eaten. Then stir fried red yellow and orange bell peppers w/broccoli, carrots, onions and mushrooms.

Dropped an egg into the ceramic coated frying pan then added cold, precooked rice. Made some fried rice and filled up my tummy.

Checked for the weekly and w/e sales flyers. Saw 8 oz pkgs of mushrooms and celery hearts are $1, while broccoli crowns were 99¢. Passed on a marked down pkg of ribs for a choice $13 ($10.99 a lb) porterhouse steak marked down to ($2.99 a lb) to $3.32. Pink and fresh.

Headed to Weeks Hospital for a blood draw ordered by my PCP the day before. Great there were no peeps in the waiting room and there was only one ahead of me.

Was called 15 minutes later. Asked what tests were to be taken of my blood. The Filipino tech say he was taking 4 vial of blood, (15 ml) for all around testing, diabetes, along w/my Hepatitis Serological Profile and my HFE hereditary hemochromatosis DNA.

Shall know the results in 3 months during my follow up appointment in Dec. Stopped to get my mail at the PO, then returned home. Cooked the porterhouse au ju on low medium heat along w/lots of sliced baby bella mushrooms.

The forecast of partially cloudy skies never materialized. Saw overcast throughout the day. It was a serene beautiful drive. The CT River was calm w/8 ducks resting on the water. Lots of leaves are beginning to turn brilliant orange and red. Peak color should be in a week to 10 days.

Civil twilight is 6:03 AM EDT. Night is 7:14 PM.

Sunrise: 6:32 AM. Set: 6:45 PM.

Length of day: 12h 13m. Length of visible light: 13h 11m. Tomorrow will be 3m 4s shorter.

The temp is 77°. Sun all day long. There is a 50% chance of rain tonight.

Have a splendid day!

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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 11:13:14 AM

Life is good!

Happy sunny Sunday Trugas!

Please don't report me DG! I still haven't gotten over the last one!

60's here this week so it will be some time before I see white $tuff. :-(

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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 1:35:36 AM

Snowplowerguy, You should be reported for that avatar....too scary. lol

Hi goldieolds. :)

trugas, Glad you had a good visit from day with your son and that the visits will be more frequent. :)

MidnightSun, Is your O2 rate ok with your doc? I'm guessing surgery means a pacemaker?
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2014 5:51:09 PM

Life is Good when l spend the day with my son. He arrived at 8 am and left at 1;45 so we did a whole lot of catching up. Sure enjoy him and spending time with him.
He will be back Thanksgiving. Then Christmas and then my birthday, so they start coming closer together. <visits>
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Life IS Good!

d/g Have 6 months to research lots of grapevine tips. Will make a dbl wire arbor 20' on each side of the 2 or 4 cordons. Then prune in early April.

g/o, tomatoes look a bit rough after the 34 overnight. The sheets protected the inside leaves during the hard frost two nights ago. Days are numbered.
Used to visit the NASA sit for there daily pix. Too much to do these days.That pic is sensational. Thank you sharing.

This area saw a low of 26° (-3°C) yesterday morning. Nearby areas saw 24° (-4°C). Saw the ISS orbit by at 4:10 AM. It is the brightest object in the night sky, now that the Moon is small in its waning crescent.

One can see the H shape w/its solar panels with the naked eye. It is the size of one's little finger nail with their arm outstretched. The usual view is 3 to 5 minutes.

A long time considering it is averaging 17,227 mph (27,724 kph) 205 miles (330km) w/a max distance of 255 miles (410 kph) above the Earth. The ISS orbits 15.5 times each day. About 93 minutes to orbit. The ISS is bigger and brighter than any star, except the Moon.

Went out at 10 AM yesterday to see vast frost on the lawn in the shade. Removed the sheets to see some of the leaves wrinkled and frostbitten. Gave each plant ½ gallon of water. Then drove to my 10:45 Dr's appointment.

Saw lots of frost in the fields. Folks that had uncovered tomato plants had leaves that were cooked spinach. Many picked the tomatoes and left the plants for the freezing temps. Hope to extend my growing season for another two weeks.

There were a dozen folks in the waiting room. Began to read the Sept issue of WebMD. 5 minutes later, the nurse called. The others were there before me. There are 5 doctors to see their patients.

Vitals were BP 138/78, 95% O2, HR 82 /min. We discussed my borderline diabetes, osteoarthritis of my rt hip, left ventricular, increasing borderline hypertension, and SVT (Supraventricular Tachycardia).

Know that after the dental and hip replacement surgery hiking and rapid elevation gain will restore my vitals to more healthy numbers. Have an appointment w/a SVT cardiology electrical impulse specialist from Dartmouth Medical Center at Weeks Hospital in Lancaster in two weeks.

The doc will test and discuss my heart's electrical system. It doesn't work right and causes the heart to beat very fast. The heart beats at least 100 beats a minute and may reach 300 beats a minute for seconds to a few minutes. More tests will be performed. Perhaps surgery as well. Will know more then.

Civil twilight is 6:01 AM EDT. Night is 7:16 PM.

Sunrise: 6:31 AM. Set: 6:47 PM.

Length of day: 12h 16m. Length of visible light: 13h 14m. Tomorrow will be 3m 3s shorter.

The temp is 57° in overcast skies.

Have a tremendous day!

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2014 11:09:43 AM

Life is good!

Thanks for stopping by my place!

Have a great Saturday!
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2014 3:05:41 AM

Good suggestion that DG has. Or, make fewer items. If you took both chicken breasts and croquettes(?), you could probably do fine by bringing just one or the other. OTOH, if you just don't want to be bothered, that's ok too! Maybe the smaller group offers more "quality" socializing. :)

Glad to hear you're going out with your son. His BD is the same as my S-I-L's. Luckily I remembered to send a card in plenty of time this time. Timing is NOT my forte.

Midnight, I hope your plants make it through the hard frost ok.

Another spectacular Milky Way photo.

Art, gardening and preservation converge in The The Heirloom Project.

Excerpt from newspaper article

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The milkweed mural and a handful of others are the work of artist Rachel Breen, who lives in the neighborhood. They’re part of her “Heirloom Project,” a public art installation designed to sow appreciation for native plants and the habitat they provide for bees, birds and butterflies.

Breen, a “social practice artist” who also teaches painting and drawing at Anoka-Ramsey Community College, was inspired by the work of Seed Savers, the Iowa-based organization committed to preserving heirloom seeds. “They’re doing really important work,” Breen said. “We’ve lost so much plant diversity.”

Her project is about celebrating plants, but is also “a metaphor for a much bigger question: How do we think about the future, and what do we pass on to the next generation?
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2014 1:08:56 AM

trugas, If you still want to do potlucks, why not take less? I know sometimes it's hard to cut a recipe in half but it might help with some. :)

MidnightSun, If it helps, I've found some good information from Cornell's website at times too. :)
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 4:04:51 PM



Life IS Good!

Want to learn all that can be learned over the winter. Will read your link after this post. Many thanks!

Like cooking extra for myself to heat in 2 days. Would be angry to bring food to a potluck and need to take half home. Eating out is a fab idea. Enjoy breaky to the max w/your son. Then will you check his tires?! ; )

Picked ripe and nearly ripe tomatoes before sundown. Covered up the tomatoes w/sheets, left the marigolds uncovered. Temp is below freezing. Turned off the water to 6 outdoor faucets. Will know at 8 AM or so how everything made out.

Lost power from 4 PM to 5:10 yesterday. Have a dozen candles, some a foot tall, just for that reason. Listened to music in the car.

Bought some deals at the mkt. Driscoll's Big 18 oz of raspberries are $2.50, all colored peppers $1.25, 3 lbs of onions $1.28, 18 oz of giant blueberries $3.50, leaf lettuce $1.38, huge navel oranges 3/$2, Bartlett pears $1.25, lemons 50¢ ea, limes 40¢ ea, and grapes $2.28 a lb.

Big Papa's Mkt easily beats ALL the competition.

Shopped for some food items at WM. They did not have fat free cottage cheese in stock. Boo on that!

Went into Shaw's and found 1 pkg of $1.99 southern ribs with a $3 off sticker. That brought the ribs down to $1.25 a lb. Will enjoy to eat them unexpectedly at that low cost.

Gas went down to $3.41 locally. It is below $3.25 a gallon in the southern, populated part of the state.

Enjoyed a ham and BLT sammie at home w/homegrown tomatoes, leaf lettuce cuke slice, and onions on round flatbread. Then Law & Order: SVU was watched. The forecast predicted sun. There was none. Have a late morning appointment w/my doc to go over what the abdominal ultrasound showed nearly 1 month ago.

Civil twilight is 6:00 AM EDT. Night is 7:18 PM.

Sunrise: 6:29 AM. Set: 6:49 PM.

Length of day: 12h 19m. Length of visible light: 13h 17m. Tomorrow will be 3m 3s shorter.

The temp was 28° early this morning the high is 57° in sunny skies.

Plan to watch the ISS orbit by at 4:09 AM. The Milky Way looks fantastic.

Have a delightful day!

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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 10:00:03 AM

dg l run into one of those fuzzy fridge monsters every once in awhile.

I don't like it when l make more than is eaten or can be eaten and it isn't freezable. Like when l take dishes to the potluck and bring home half.

I much prefer the eating out, and my son is taking me out to breakfast tomorrow. Yeah.
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 12:48:36 AM

goldieolds, That's a good magazine. It's from that group of magazines that don't have much advertising in them. :)

trugas, It's hard to throw food out but if you didn't, there would be a fuzzy fridge monster in the back. ;) Lunch bunch sounds better. :)

MidnightSun, You've probably already seen this but here is some more

grape info. :)
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2014 5:29:39 PM



Life IS Good!

Lost power for 70 min and all is well. Sat in my car and was entertained w/the radio.

d/g, Sun and UV rays makes my day. Even at 58 it is dynamite.

g/o, Adored the joke you posted. Thank you for sharing.

t/g, Have a new found delight, w/chicken breast cutlets. Prepare them 3 diff ways to spare the boredom.

Enjoyed researching online more info on my grapes. Particularly why no fruit. Vine is 4 years old and 2" wide at the base of the cane.

Need to prune the vines down to only fours shoots, called the Kniffen Method, in the fall or spring while it remains dormant.

Have located 20 gauge galvanized wire to make a wire trellis going east and one going west in the spring. Each location is in full sun for 12 hours plus.

Read from many sites the most common mistake people make is not pruning hard enough. Light pruning doesn’t promote adequate fruiting, whereas heavy pruning provides the greatest quality of grapes. Also cut the oldest wood and just leave the newest shoots.

Mowed the remainder of the lawn behind the house. Then delighted sitting in the sun w/just shorts on reading my chess magazines. The sky have very few clouds, with the sun being strong for mid Sept. The temp climbed to 63° (17°C). Will take it over rain or gray clouded skies.

Civil twilight is 5:59 AM EDT. Night is 7:20 PM.

Sunrise: 6:28 AM. Set: 6:51 PM.

Length of day: 12h 22m. Length of visible light: 13h 20m. Tomorrow will be 3m 3s shorter.

The temp is 58° in sunny skies.

Have a fantastic day!

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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2014 10:09:09 AM

Goldie you would have to ask midnight about streaming...l don't have access to their list.

My no plans day turned out about like l thought. I cut my hair a bit and shampooed it and then worked on the shredder which is plugged up. l said forget it the second time l worked on it but this is the third and it still won't take paper. It runs backwards is all. I found a new tool a skewer. it did better than the ice pick and opened paper clip.

Did all my dishes up before the housekeeper got here. But found more in the fridge for her to wash. Finally threw away most of the chicken breasts l took to the potluck and half of the croquettes. l don't like throwing food away, and no room in freezer, so l am thinking of giving up on the potlucks completely. We'll see.
I am tired of the fuss of it all too. Lunch bunch is more down my alley. As a matter of fact, l would like to go twice a month.

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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2014 7:52:36 AM

DG,what a great idea! I'll back you on that. :)

Tru, do you know if "Monuments Men" on Netflix is available on streaming, or only DVD? Neither my friend nor I can play DVDs at this time. She has a subscription to the streaming video.

BTW, interesting info at the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art

Someone put a magazine called "Reminisce" in our laundry room lounge. I"d never heard of it before, so picked it up to look through. There was a story so funny I had to copy it to share wtih you.

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CAUGHT IN A SENIOR MOMENT
An eldery lady caught four men in the act of leaving with her vehicle. She dropped her shopping bags, drew her handgun and screamed, "I have a gun and I know how to use it! Get out of the car!" They didn't wait for a second. The men got out and ran like mad.

The rattled woman loaded her shopping bags into the back of her car and got into the driver's seat. She was so shaken she couldn't get her key into the ignition. She tried and tried, and then realized why it wouldn't fit.

A football, a frisbee and two twelve-packs of beer were on the front seat. It wasn't her car.

A few minutes later, she found her own car parked four or five spaces farther down. She loaded her bags into the trunk and drove to the police station.

The sergeant to whom she told the story couldn't stop laughing. He pointed to the other end of the counter, where four pale men were reporting being carjacked by an elderly woman with glasses, curly white hair and a large handgun.
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LOL!

[Edited by: goldieolds at 9/18/2014 7:57:16 AM EST]
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