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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

April 14, 2012
4:50 PM

Post #9082592

Coming from here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1248288/#new

Today was a great day, hoping more will follow along with nice weather during the day and rain at night. ^_^

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Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

April 14, 2012
5:22 PM

Post #9082626

Would love some rain at night.

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 14, 2012
8:45 PM

Post #9082844

Victor, I'm glad to hear things are going well with your MIL.

Louise, I'm glad to hear you're feeling well.

Yay for baby Adam! I will continue praying for him.

We need rain desperately.

Karen

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 15, 2012
3:39 AM

Post #9082971

glad to hear that about Adam!!... will keep on praying!!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 15, 2012
11:03 AM

Post #9083396

Wish you all could smell the wonderful fragrance of the Viburnum judii coming through the windows! Heaven.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 15, 2012
1:35 PM

Post #9083617

Wow - just how much lower can we stoop??

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2129328/A-shock-tactic-gone-far-New-ad-features-senior-citizens-simulating-sex-positions-promote-use-condoms.html
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

April 15, 2012
6:34 PM

Post #9083938

I am beyond speechless!! Just reading the title was enough.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 15, 2012
9:05 PM

Post #9084127

Is there an AARP channel that those commercials are for??? geez


1st day back to school for the kiddies tomorrow, only 34 more days left of school

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

April 16, 2012
3:54 AM

Post #9084251

Another good report on Adam ~ UPDATE:
Adam was hooked up to an 18 hour EEG test yesterday, there was no change in brain waves! Yippee!! No brain damage occurred that they can tell and no seizure activity. He did so well they cut the test short, released him from I.C.U. and sent him back to the Barbra Bush ward so he can resume his chemo treatments this week. ^_^ This is good news and a step forward I think. Lord knows this family has taken too many steps backwards already. Praying for continued healing and positive outcome. Thank you friends for holding him in your thoughts and hearts, it means the world to me. I do believe in the power of prayer and miracles. ^_^ ^_^ ^_^


Finally, no tubes...breathing tube is gone, drainage gone, he only has his feeding tube in place just in case.

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luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

April 16, 2012
4:04 AM

Post #9084256

What a wonderful picture and even better news♥♥♥
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 16, 2012
4:24 AM

Post #9084263

Good news Celeste! He looks so sweet.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 16, 2012
4:48 AM

Post #9084280

Great!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

April 16, 2012
5:12 AM

Post #9084305

Sweet Adam!!! Encouraging news!!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

April 16, 2012
5:29 AM

Post #9084320

What great news! Will continue to hold Adam in my prayers...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 16, 2012
7:06 AM

Post #9084466

Great news!

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

April 16, 2012
9:27 AM

Post #9084684

That's so good to hear, Celeste. I will also continue to pray for them.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

April 16, 2012
2:01 PM

Post #9085009

Tonight the Texas Road House in Scarborough, Maine will donate 10% of all sales from 4pm till closing to help Adam and his family!!!! Unfortunately it's over a 3 hour round trip and Justin is sick so I didn't dare leave. :( Praying for a good turn out!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 16, 2012
3:02 PM

Post #9085094

That's nice of them.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

April 16, 2012
4:12 PM

Post #9085182

My doc called today and my biopsy is negative...I was so relived! Cancer in my mom and sister had me real worried. Now on to better things...

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

April 16, 2012
4:16 PM

Post #9085188

YEA!!!! Thank goodness Ronnie!!! Great news is abound for all of us!!!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 16, 2012
4:45 PM

Post #9085242

Great news, Ronnie!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 16, 2012
4:52 PM

Post #9085256

I like the good news days!!!.. so happy for Adam and Ronnie!!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 16, 2012
5:36 PM

Post #9085329

Ewww.

http://gma.yahoo.com/k-e-diet-brides-using-feeding-tubes-rapidly-080053646--abc-news-health.html
BostonArea_6A
East Bridgewater, MA

April 16, 2012
5:38 PM

Post #9085330



Glad for good news; pleasant change!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

April 16, 2012
6:25 PM

Post #9085390

Woohoo, Ronnie!!! C e l e b r a t e good times, come on...

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

April 16, 2012
6:35 PM

Post #9085397

Terrific news, Ronnie! Celeste, that's really good to hear...sorry you had to miss it. Hope Justin feels better soon!

I agree, Allison...you'd think it was Spring with all the good news. :)

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 16, 2012
8:29 PM

Post #9085536

Good to hear Ronnie

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 16, 2012
8:31 PM

Post #9085538

RE: that KE diet...cause that looks real attractive walking around with a tube up your nose

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 16, 2012
8:39 PM

Post #9085544

Yes, what a visual. And the wondeful breath to go with it! Dangerous to have NO carbs at all for extended periods. People are crazy.

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 16, 2012
9:04 PM

Post #9085570

Victor, can you recommend a mail order place for getting that Viburnum juddii? I would love to get one, but don't want to spend too much. I don't mind getting it small.

Yippie for Ronnie and Adam! Great news for both. Let's keep it that way!

Yes, people are just nuts.

Karen

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 16, 2012
9:25 PM

Post #9085582

I think I have gotten just about every viburnum from Fairweather Gardens, Karen, but they are not offering that one right now. Sorry.

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 16, 2012
9:27 PM

Post #9085584

Oh, what a shame. Maybe I'll get some other things from them. Thanks.

Karen

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

April 17, 2012
4:33 AM

Post #9085707

Thanks guys your the best!! Now push me through menopause and I'll love you forever!!

That doc who is prescribing that diet should lose his licence, what a disgrace...
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 17, 2012
5:39 AM

Post #9085787

karen check out lazy s&s

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

April 17, 2012
9:32 AM

Post #9086159

Yay, Ronnie...great news! That's wonderful of the restaurant to do the fund raiser for Adam...I wish we had one around here, I'd go...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 17, 2012
9:16 PM

Post #9087028

Well I hope you all had a better evening than I did. Just back from a few hours at the ER. Broken coffee carafe plus left hand equals major ouch! Two gashes. One at the base of my left thumb and the other, more serious one, ripped open a good chunk of my left index finger. It's mostly numb on the outside half so good chance of some nerve damage. Hopefully, temporary.

About seven stitches on that and five on the thumb. Have to go see the plastic surgeon who stitched me in a week to decide if any further work needs to be done.

Told my wife this is a sign for me not to do the dishes. ^_^

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 18, 2012
2:03 AM

Post #9087099

oh no... so sorry Victor... hope you are feeling better today.. or have some good meds!!!
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 18, 2012
2:57 AM

Post #9087118

Ouch! Hope for temporary numbness.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

April 18, 2012
4:20 AM

Post #9087146

Geez, no more dish washing for you!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

April 18, 2012
4:38 AM

Post #9087155

Oh Victor, no more dishes for you is right! Feel better soon and hoping for no permenant damage.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 18, 2012
5:09 AM

Post #9087190

accidents happen - hope it heals quickly

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 18, 2012
5:29 AM

Post #9087203

Karen, Classic Viburnums in Nebraska--listed in the directory of mail order places on DG--has virtually EVERYTHING. They even emailed me first to see if I'm going to be in town before sending the order next week. Gary Ladman spent a lot of time on the phone talking viburnum with me. Of course, the closer to home the better if you can find your variety locally.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 18, 2012
5:31 AM

Post #9087204

Thanks, all. Slept so-so. Hurts quite a bit this AM. Just took a vicodin.
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

April 18, 2012
5:40 AM

Post #9087215

Aww. Feel better, Victor.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

April 18, 2012
6:43 AM

Post #9087278

Oh no!! Praying the numbness is just temporary. Heal well.

Yesterday I went to an azalea garden. Spectacular! Will be going again tomorrow, so will take pics. There was a lovely fragrance in the air; with my nose as it is, I had to find the source. I saw some viburnum and headed toward it. Yep, that was it. If I can smell something it must REALLY be fragrant. Will get pics tomorrow when I go back and then you can tell me which kind it is, please.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

April 18, 2012
6:45 AM

Post #9087280

Can't wait for the pics of azalea's! The vib. sounds lovely. :)

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 18, 2012
7:20 AM

Post #9087339

OWWWWWW, hope you heal quickly!!!!


Can't wait to see the pics!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

April 18, 2012
7:40 AM

Post #9087390

Wow...some folks will do anything to get out of washing dishes! Seriously, hope that heals quickly, Victor...nasty place for a cut...
BostonArea_6A
East Bridgewater, MA

April 18, 2012
1:20 PM

Post #9087804


Cuts on hands are the WORST !!!

We use our hands for EVERYTHING !

Victor, don't leave bandages off, which is my bad habit...they must stay on to prevent infection. Good Luck !!!

wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 18, 2012
1:33 PM

Post #9087814

was in the yard today and heard bird wings flapping just above my head - thought i was being attacked - turned around and two male bluebird where fighting and fell to the ground 2 feet from me - they were pecking each other - then took off still chasing each other - no sign of a female although one had to be close
BostonArea_6A
East Bridgewater, MA

April 18, 2012
1:39 PM

Post #9087827

Some of the prettiest birds are the most combative.

I wonder if there is an evolutionary connection between colorful plumage and agression?

Any ornithologists want to comment?




edit: lousy typing...dang...



This message was edited Apr 18, 2012 4:03 PM

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 18, 2012
1:42 PM

Post #9087832

Well I don't think parrots or flamingos are too agressive



Had very first ride in a Porsche today
BostonArea_6A
East Bridgewater, MA

April 18, 2012
1:50 PM

Post #9087845


Did you let your hair stream in the wind, even in a non-convertable ?!??

If you didn't let your hair flow in the wind, then you are legally obligated to repeat the experience until you get it right!

(Even if it means test-driving one at a dealership, with no intention to purchase. You must fudge the details to the salesman, if necessary.)

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 18, 2012
1:52 PM

Post #9087850

Too bad it wasn't warmer then it started to spritz so didn't have the windows down

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 18, 2012
1:52 PM

Post #9087852

ya think.. LOL
http://youtu.be/yQqqfwBJ7dE
http://youtu.be/VhZMgDC7Iac
http://youtu.be/ujZH_qJRDhs

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 18, 2012
1:53 PM

Post #9087854

I must have been tired when i read the thread last night! (working on a trip itinerary and finishing the college appeals)

Get better soon, Victor! Hope there's no serious damage.
BostonArea_6A
East Bridgewater, MA

April 18, 2012
1:54 PM

Post #9087857



Then you MUST repeat the task, until you get it right! doctor's orders...


flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 18, 2012
1:54 PM

Post #9087860

That wasn't fighting that was salsa dancing

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 18, 2012
1:55 PM

Post #9087862

OK BA, I'll try to make that happen for ya LOL
BostonArea_6A
East Bridgewater, MA

April 18, 2012
1:58 PM

Post #9087871


We have at least 3 conversations going simultaneously, but "it all good."

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 18, 2012
1:59 PM

Post #9087873

That's just normal NE stuff

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 18, 2012
2:08 PM

Post #9087882

Hubby's 83 year old uncle is getting remarried to a 73 year old woman
BostonArea_6A
East Bridgewater, MA

April 18, 2012
2:13 PM

Post #9087889



Hip-Hip-HARAAY for love juice!





ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

April 19, 2012
7:46 AM

Post #9088767

Wow...hope they are happy! About the bluebirds, Bill...I think any bird can be aggressive around mating time...even cardinals will go after their reflection in the glass, & they're pretty mellow...
BostonArea_6A
East Bridgewater, MA

April 19, 2012
12:27 PM

Post #9089076


Every March I awaken to a particular male robin banging into my window in the early sunrise hours.

Amazing that he hasn't hurt himself. Over several weeks, as the sun gradually changes the angle of rising, he moves on to "tilt at other windmills" elsewhere.

That's why I named him "Don Quixote."

Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

April 19, 2012
12:46 PM

Post #9089095

Love that mind picture!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

April 19, 2012
3:17 PM

Post #9089294

I had THE BEST day, lunch and shopping with my 2 oldest Grandaughters, windows down in the car on the way home...singing with the radio @ the top of our lungs. :) Wildberry lemon aide and a donut for a snack, then brought Hunter to softball practice so I could see some of her awesome moves, now home again. Tired and full but extremely grateful for the time with them and the beautiful day. ^_^

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

April 19, 2012
3:55 PM

Post #9089342

What a wonderful way to spend the day...I was at art class, so was inside, but chatted with the "therapy" group. so, yes, it was a good day here, too...Love the Don Quixote robin...too funny!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

April 19, 2012
4:12 PM

Post #9089369

Those days are the best days, Pixie. Glad you had a great time.

RD, glad for your art class, too.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

April 20, 2012
4:46 AM

Post #9089830

Adam had chemo via I.V. the other day, he handled it very well, just sleep alot. Vitals were good all day and he had no visual side effects. We are thinking it's working on the tumor...he is showing signs of improvement he took his pacifier and put it in his mouth. That is something he hasn't been able to do in a while!!!!!!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

April 20, 2012
5:05 AM

Post #9089849

Victor, hoping your hand is feeling better today.

Yay for pacifiers. Praying it gives him the comfort he needs.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

April 20, 2012
5:33 AM

Post #9089865

Good boy Adam, keep it up♥
Hope your hand is getting better Victor.

Darn chicken was up squawking pretty loud at 3:00, I though the fox was at her, Lou went up to check and she was fine no fox...seems she didn't like where the new chicks were sitting, on here besting box. I never really did go back to sleep, it's going to be a long day...

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

April 20, 2012
5:47 AM

Post #9089872

Ronnie, I had the same thing happen a few days ago but it wasn't my birds! The neighbors Ginny Hens were outside making a racket...those things are loud!!!! I'll take chickens any day!!!!!!!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

April 20, 2012
5:49 AM

Post #9089876

Victor, hope your hand fells better soon and glad you can take something for it. :)

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

April 20, 2012
5:51 AM

Post #9089879

Happy Adam news! Yes, am worried about Victor's hand!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 20, 2012
6:05 AM

Post #9089900

Thanks, all. I appreciate it. I do have feeling returning, so that's good. Still zings pretty good when I move it.

Mom gets her cardiac procedure today.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

April 20, 2012
6:29 AM

Post #9089928

Best of luck to her.

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

April 20, 2012
6:31 AM

Post #9089932

Glad you both had a nice day, Celeste and Marilyn! Both are my cuppa tea as well!

So good to hear about Adam, Celeste! And about your healing hand, Victor. Hope all goes well with your Mom too.

Nice day for traveling today! We're headed for a cemetery in NJ. Hank wrote his book this winter about his Uncle who was at Pearl Harbour during the attack and who fired at the enemy. Hank wants a shot of his gravestone for the book. Then heading north a bit and stopping. His brother isn't up to a visit, so we've nixed Long Island.

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

April 20, 2012
6:32 AM

Post #9089938

Safe travels Louise and very exciting about the book!!

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

April 20, 2012
6:33 AM

Post #9089939

The title of that photo is "Whizzing by Shenandoah Dogwood". :)

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

April 20, 2012
6:36 AM

Post #9089947

Thanks, Celeste...yes, as his high-paid editor, I do think his book will be a treasure for the family in later generations. This one will have limited circulation.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

April 20, 2012
6:45 AM

Post #9089954

That sounds like a nice book to have in the family Louise, a keepsake for sure.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

April 20, 2012
6:57 AM

Post #9089964

Was in the Shenandoah area not to long ago myself...

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victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 20, 2012
7:18 AM

Post #9089992

Thanks.

My older guy had his first track meet yesterday. Ran a 6:19 mile. Came in third. That's a good time - especially for a newbie.
BostonArea_6A
East Bridgewater, MA

April 20, 2012
7:31 AM

Post #9090008



Redbud trees always take my breath away...truly ethereal.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 20, 2012
7:33 AM

Post #9090011

That's neat Louise...which cemetery?????

Prayers for your mom Victor
Running my least favorite sport, good luck to him, my nephew used to do cross country track I had joined softball cause I figured it had the least amount of running, the coach made us run laps around the soccer fields...grrrrrrr
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

April 20, 2012
11:10 AM

Post #9090309

Family treasure for sure. Sorry his brother isn't up for your visit. Continued safe traveling.

Great time for DS's run, Victor

Do you know how your mom made out today with her heart procedure?

This message was edited Apr 20, 2012 1:12 PM

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 20, 2012
11:28 AM

Post #9090336

I would really have to hold myself back from strangling this teacher
http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/19/11289662-missouri-mom-kindergartner-humiliated-after-being-denied-bathroom-break?lite

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 20, 2012
11:42 AM

Post #9090355

Last I heard she was in the middle of the procedure. She will be kept overnight. Thanks.

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

April 20, 2012
12:45 PM

Post #9090464

Cloverleaf Cemetery in Woodbridge in the veterans memorial park. We just left there, and very close to the veterans area is an interesting Chinese/korean/Thai section with beautiful very large fan-like monuments for each grave with beautiful and colorful characters on them. The cemetery worker that helped us put a flag on Uncle Taras's grave explained that the Asian people buy 4 plots for each grave. The markers are really large. One or two people are buried per grave. It is the only section that allows above-ground stones. I was so impressed with that section. On many of the markers, there were cameo-like photo holders that have photos of the owners of the monuments, some stll alive and others deceased. The "cameos" have brass covers that you lift to see the photos. Very interesting.

Jen, do you live anywhere near that cemetery?

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

April 20, 2012
1:17 PM

Post #9090520

What a wonderful project for Hank to undertake...every family should have a historian, so much is lost between the generations...hope your Mom is doing well, Victor...Jen, I agree...a sick child needs to be removed immediately...no common sense these days...
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 20, 2012
1:22 PM

Post #9090532

Continued best wishes for Adam, Victor and Victors mom.

Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

April 20, 2012
1:24 PM

Post #9090537

Ditto!!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 20, 2012
1:25 PM

Post #9090539

Just heard from my sis. After having the stent put in, she started bleeding. They had to go back in and put another and 'patch' the hole. My sister will see her after work. They said she is okay now. Thanks to all.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 20, 2012
1:43 PM

Post #9090571

Louise, I used to live closer to Woodbridge...worked in WB for 3 years, now I'm about an hour from there(if there is absolutely no other cars on the road...LOL)
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 20, 2012
6:17 PM

Post #9090915

I would like to introduce you to my granddaughter Leah Rose. She was born yesterday, 9 weeks early. Mom and baby are doing well, Lindsey improved greatly today and Leah actually is off of her cpap and on a nasal cannula so also has improved. David is already becoming quite the attentive dad and even changed her diaper today.

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luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

April 20, 2012
6:19 PM

Post #9090918

OH how sweet she is♥ Congratulations Debi!!
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 20, 2012
6:27 PM

Post #9090925

Thanks Ronnie

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 20, 2012
6:30 PM

Post #9090929

A little angel!!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

April 20, 2012
6:33 PM

Post #9090931

Just precious!!! Congratulations to all of you. I live it when dads get down and dirty-literally.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 20, 2012
6:35 PM

Post #9090937

They definitely had angels watching over them!
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 20, 2012
6:36 PM

Post #9090939

Thanks Jan

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

April 20, 2012
6:37 PM

Post #9090942

Oh Debi, she's so tiny, but beautiful! What a precious little gem, and a lovely name. Congrats Grammie!! ^_^
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 20, 2012
6:39 PM

Post #9090945

Thanks Celeste. Yes she certainly is tiny, but fiesty too!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 20, 2012
6:46 PM

Post #9090956

Pretty name, so tiny...congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

April 20, 2012
6:47 PM

Post #9090959

Fiesty is good!
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 20, 2012
6:48 PM

Post #9090961

Thanks Jen
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 20, 2012
6:49 PM

Post #9090963

I know Celeste!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 20, 2012
6:50 PM

Post #9090964

esp when they are that little they have be fiesty

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 20, 2012
8:09 PM

Post #9091054

aaawww what a little cutie!!!
BostonArea_6A
East Bridgewater, MA

April 21, 2012
1:18 AM

Post #9091166



Aaaawwwwwwwwwww !!!! What a sweetie!

Welcome, little dear one, to a world that is sometimes over-lit in light bulbs, but that's so the medical staff can do their jobs...just slumber away, and get stronger, and soon you'll be running in fields of clover and daisies and butterflies and queen anne's lace and exploring a beautiful world...

debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 21, 2012
4:20 AM

Post #9091216

Thanks Allison and BA

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

April 21, 2012
6:07 AM

Post #9091329

Leah is just precious, Debi! So tiny, but so perfect! Love the name...
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 21, 2012
6:15 AM

Post #9091343

Thanks Marilyn, heading out to see her soon!

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

April 21, 2012
7:23 AM

Post #9091421

Oh Debi, she is so sweet! Congrats! I see many wonderful experiences ahead for her and for you and her parents! Aren't you the sly one, not spilling the beans last night when you asked me about icab! Lol. What a lovely surprise this morning! So happy for you all! :)

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 21, 2012
8:12 AM

Post #9091477

Give her a big kiss!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 21, 2012
8:12 AM

Post #9091479

And best to mom and dad!
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

April 21, 2012
8:42 AM

Post #9091515

Grow strong, sweet baby. Now don't go spoiling her, Grandma. ;)
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 21, 2012
1:04 PM

Post #9091769

Thanks Louise and Memory. And Victor. I just got back from the hospital, both mom and dad got to hold Leah today. They stopped her antibiotics after 48 hrs so that is awesome. going to start feeding her tonight.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 21, 2012
3:19 PM

Post #9091927

I'm so proud of David, he is holding up so well, and taking such good care of Lindsey. And he's an old pro with Leah already. The NICU nurse was good and had him hands on very quickly. It scared him at first but now he's fine. And Lindsey too, I just love her. Can't wait to hold Leah myself.

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wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 21, 2012
3:21 PM

Post #9091931

congrats grammy debi!!!!!!!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 21, 2012
4:03 PM

Post #9091977

Way to go, David! Mom's nursing genes helping, I think.

Saw both mom and MIL today. Ugh - stressful day. MIL has developed C diff so she is not well at all and her stay is no doubt extended. She looks so skinny and old.

My mom, it turns out, had a very close call. The balloon catheter tore a hole in the cardiac artery and it was a life and death emergency. They inserted the second stent to 'plug' the hole. They had to enter the other side groin artery for that one and left the catheter in overnight to be sure. So she is now very sore. I will bring her here tomorrow because she lives on the fourth floor and cannot do the stairs for a few weeks.

So I will probably end up with both moms here soon! God help me!!

Thanks for all your prayers!
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 21, 2012
4:07 PM

Post #9091984

Thanks Bill
So sorry to hear Victor, prayers coming your way too, very scary!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

April 21, 2012
4:07 PM

Post #9091985

I love to see the look of total rapture in new parents' faces.

Here are 6 of the grandies that were here today. Very nice visit.

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victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 21, 2012
4:11 PM

Post #9091993

Thanks, Deb. To boot, I got a parking ticket in Manhattan.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

April 21, 2012
4:12 PM

Post #9091995

Oh, Victor, so sorry to hear about both your moms. Glad they were able to do the emergency repair. Will be praying for all of you.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 21, 2012
4:14 PM

Post #9092000

Cuties Jan

David stopped at Wegmans today after going home to shower. He ran into the paramedic who responded to his 911 call, and thanked him.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

April 21, 2012
4:38 PM

Post #9092034

My granddaughter HayHay was born 4-5 weeks early...the 1st thing Doug & I saw when we walked into the room was Garret, old clothes, stubble on his face, eyes closed, holding her...I'll never forget that Debi, & I know you won't either...Victor, prayers for your whole family...sounds like there's a long road ahead for both Moms...

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

April 21, 2012
7:09 PM

Post #9092242

Gosh Victor that's tough, prayers going out for your moms, you too.

Debi good parenting comes from good parenting...David will do great!

Jan the kiddies are so cute, I'll never see 6 but will settle for my 3 and hope for a fourth!

I was looking at craigslist for pavers and came across "free" mulch, wound up getting a whole truck load for nothing and it was right around the corner from the diner we were going to for dinner. Lucky find and it's nice. I still need lots more but I'll take free any day!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

April 21, 2012
7:14 PM

Post #9092244

Great score luvs!!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 21, 2012
7:55 PM

Post #9092295

YAY free is GREAT!
Too cute, Jan
Praying for you Victor!
How much did she weigh Debi?
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 22, 2012
2:11 AM

Post #9092436

She was 2 lb 3 oz, Lindsey said she hasn't lost any weight yet. They were going to weigh her when they were getting her back to bed yesterday but I didn't stay in the room so they'd have more room to work. They had to put in the NG tube to start feeding and I didn't want to watch that, but the kids stayed through that.

I actually stayed in bed from 9pm til now, woke up frequently but managed to go back to sleep, much better than the last 2 nights.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 22, 2012
2:27 AM

Post #9092441

Awwwww Debi she is sooo weeeenie. Such a trooper. The parents must be over the top.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 22, 2012
3:07 AM

Post #9092456

sorry to hear about the mom troubles Victor.. hope for the best

great shots Jan!!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

April 22, 2012
3:10 AM

Post #9092461

Hoping for the best Victor. :(

Nice pictures Jan, love the one with them making faces. :)

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 22, 2012
6:28 AM

Post #9092580

just noticed yesterday when I was cleaning up that my one weigela broke at the base.. but still has green at the top.. we staked it up .. should I mound any soil around the base or just leave it?
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 22, 2012
7:29 AM

Post #9092650

i would leave it as is and see how it does - i have a witch hazel red bud that uprooted or broke below soil level from the storm in Oct. - one branch has leafed out others have buds - i just staked it and hoping for the best - i will replace it if i have too - great plant.

when does everyone plant their dahlia's?

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

April 22, 2012
9:07 AM

Post #9092749

Bill I usually do mine in May but never got them dug last year and figured they were goners, most all of them are up! Your still a bit colder than me I would wait a few more weeks, they like the warm ground.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

April 22, 2012
9:27 AM

Post #9092766

congratulation to adam & ronnie for better health--fun to see the new baby.

Wonderful to see people taking care of older relatives.

Re school: Did they think 6yr old was going to cheat, like you could hold a loose bowl. Send teacher to a class on 6 yr old anatomy or get family dr. to write a complaint.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

April 22, 2012
11:23 AM

Post #9092906

Bill, I've planted dahlias indoors & planted them out end of April, beginning of May...but they didn't do much...the ones I planted mid to late May did the best...soil has to be very warm for them...

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

April 22, 2012
11:32 AM

Post #9092931

Forgot to thank whomever gave me a subscription to Dave's...bless you...

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

April 22, 2012
11:45 AM

Post #9092950

Good people here♥

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 22, 2012
11:51 AM

Post #9092954

Thanks Bill ... Aaaahhh the subscription fairy strikes again!!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 22, 2012
3:31 PM

Post #9093190

Great commercial.

http://www.wimp.com/beautifulad/
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 22, 2012
5:45 PM

Post #9093380

That was, made me teary. But that's easy to do right now.
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

April 22, 2012
5:57 PM

Post #9093392

Me too.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

April 22, 2012
6:36 PM

Post #9093450

That was wonderful. Teary here, too

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 23, 2012
1:44 AM

Post #9093771

I had to pass it on to my GF's

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 23, 2012
2:51 AM

Post #9093791

I cant believe there is snow on the ground.
I dont want winter back period.
I have already taken the second comforter off my bed and put out my summer PJ's.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 23, 2012
3:49 AM

Post #9093813

glad I was reluctant to make the switch .. we used the wood stove last night

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

April 23, 2012
3:51 AM

Post #9093817

I don't blame you Jo, not liking this cold either but no white stuff yet.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

April 23, 2012
4:13 AM

Post #9093834

No white stuff here but the heat is back on and the warm jammies are back out... I think Mother Nature is going through menopause and having mood swings!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

April 23, 2012
4:16 AM

Post #9093839

Ha ha ha!!! I agree, she's joining the club??

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 23, 2012
4:19 AM

Post #9093842

I had a fire in the fireplace all day yesterday. No more dry wood. We have snow now.Schools are closed etc.I am in for the day.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

April 23, 2012
6:47 AM

Post #9094043

Nasty to get snow this time of year! Hope it melts fast...Tears big time with that video...

This message was edited Apr 23, 2012 8:50 AM

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 23, 2012
7:20 AM

Post #9094115

CRUD, teary eyed too

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 23, 2012
10:28 AM

Post #9094451

Wow.

http://m.wimp.com/timelapsegirl/
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 23, 2012
12:30 PM

Post #9094624

On my way to the hospital this morning I was stopped at a red light waiting to turn, and got rear ended by a big truck with some kind of load on the back of it. He hit me twice, pushed my car forward the first time then hit me again. The jerk never got out of the truck to talk to me. Told the cops I changed lanes in front of him and cut him off.

Not what I needed today. Cop believed me, said the damage was consistent with my story. $3,500 damage.
5-7 days for the repair.

On the bright side, Leah is doing great, is now getting 5 cc of feeding every 3 hours. And they get her up every 3 hours so it's more holding time. It was Davids turn to hold her at 2:30.
I called my husband after the accident and he came and picked me up, dropped me off at the hospital, then called the insurance and took my car for the estimate. He picked me back up at 2:30 so I didn't see Davids turn.

Sorry for rambling, not usually my style.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 23, 2012
12:42 PM

Post #9094635

Sorry to hear, Deb. At least you were not hurt. I know that feeling. Very unnerving and frustrating. Feel better!
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 23, 2012
12:44 PM

Post #9094638

Thanks Victor. I was losing it a little, but it was everything else, not the car. The car was just something I could yell about!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 23, 2012
12:47 PM

Post #9094643

You're dealing with lots of things at once. I know that feeling too!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

April 23, 2012
12:48 PM

Post #9094648

Glad your OK Deb, the driver is a jerk!!! Nice to hear Leah continues to do well. ^_^

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 23, 2012
12:52 PM

Post #9094653

When I was driving in Manhattan the other day, on my way home from visiting my mom, some woman passenger in a cab yells at me to 'pick a lane'. I was not weaving and the cab driver was not complaining - just this loudmouth. You can guess what came out of my mouth at that point.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 23, 2012
12:53 PM

Post #9094657

All of a sudden there is a bright cop.
Sorry about your accident but glad you are alright and the idiot will get cited.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 23, 2012
12:56 PM

Post #9094663

Hey Jo if you ever shop at Ted Hosmers it was one of their drivers!

Thanks Jo and Celeste

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

April 23, 2012
1:11 PM

Post #9094686

Have an ADAM UPDATE:
Adam is feeling good today! The doctors are impressed with how alert he has been ..The nurse took out his feeding tube so hopefully he will want to drink some milk today. Physical therapy is here stretching his little body and testing him with focusing, reaching, and grabbing objects..The plan this week is to figure out a long term plan for his ventrix in his head so hopefully they will get the shunt in soon.. and more chemo next week!! Its rainy outside but sunny inside of Barbra Bush wing. ^_^
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

April 23, 2012
1:12 PM

Post #9094688

Very glad you are fine, Deb!!! Also, very glad little Leah is doing well.

Very, very, very glad to hear the good report about Adam!!!

This message was edited Apr 23, 2012 3:13 PM
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 23, 2012
1:16 PM

Post #9094695

Yeay Celeste!
Thanks Jan!

This message was edited Apr 23, 2012 4:17 PM

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 23, 2012
1:17 PM

Post #9094696

Great news!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

April 23, 2012
2:52 PM

Post #9094821

Sorry you had to go through that, Debi...just the shock of being hit, then the jerk lying! He was probably on the phone! Happy, happy for Leah & Adam...need some good news...

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 23, 2012
3:28 PM

Post #9094867

so sorry about the accident Deb.. always stinks.. glad to hear Leah & Adam are doing good!!!

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

April 23, 2012
6:10 PM

Post #9095118

I hope that you are well after the accident. Good luck to all the patients.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 23, 2012
6:21 PM

Post #9095135

Thanks all. I'm a little achy but fine. Still makes me mad, and what him not hitting me could have prevented makes me madder.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 23, 2012
6:23 PM

Post #9095139

Try to putit in perspective, Deb. It's a blip in the big picture. Think about that little Angel instead. ^_^
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 23, 2012
6:44 PM

Post #9095176

I know! it's just a release!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 23, 2012
7:08 PM

Post #9095214

don't blame you for being upset debi - guy had a lot of ----- to try that story. glad you are ok and the baby is doing well.

celeste that is good news as well!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 23, 2012
8:12 PM

Post #9095293

Geez, Deb glad you're ok...what a total jerk though!!!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 24, 2012
1:15 AM

Post #9095438

Deb: I couldnt add another plant place to shop so Hosmers is definatly off my list.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

April 24, 2012
4:41 AM

Post #9095517

Deb I'll add that I'm glad your OK too and good news that Leah is doing so well♥
I love hearing the good news on Adam!
Victor hope the hand and the moms are doing well too.

I talked to my son last night and Domenic may have 'flat head syndrome' :( Seems to be pretty common now with all the babies sleeping on their backs but it is still a little disheartening. He has to see a neurosurgeon to see if it's bad enough to require a helmet. We told Joe it needs to be a Flyers helmet for sure!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

April 24, 2012
5:28 AM

Post #9095575

Oh, no, Ronnie! Hoping the little guy does OK without a helmet...
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

April 24, 2012
8:31 AM

Post #9095862

My neighbor's little girl wore a helmut - it was soft, foam. Other than being really hot, it wasn't too bad.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

April 24, 2012
4:41 PM

Post #9096311

Don't know why I thought taking down the wallpaper in the mudroom was a good idea today...sore everywhere...plus, the paint I chose is too light...have to go back tomorrow to have it deepened...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 24, 2012
4:48 PM

Post #9096324

Don't you have to just keep repositioning them so they don't get that?
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 24, 2012
5:44 PM

Post #9096402

I got to help change Leah's bed today, held her up so the nurse could change the blanket under her. Such sweet joy! And she is up to 2 lb 4 oz!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

April 24, 2012
5:57 PM

Post #9096424

Yes Jen, but the doc said some heads are just softer and if they sleep more than others it may happen.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 24, 2012
6:08 PM

Post #9096437

never heard of that Ronnie.. I don't get how the helmet will help.. would be harder than the mattress no??.. or is it the elevation that helps?

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

April 24, 2012
6:33 PM

Post #9096484

Not to sure yet myself Allison but I believe the helmet help shape the head. From what I'm reading is is rather light weight. Not a hard "helmet" like in sports.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 24, 2012
6:40 PM

Post #9096494

Ronnie I hadn't heard of that before, hope all goes well!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 25, 2012
2:25 AM

Post #9096827

I will pray for the best Ronnie

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 25, 2012
2:36 AM

Post #9096829

had to google it.. some sites said it can fix it's self in 6 months.. one site said to take a photo of the spot every month to see if it gets better

http://parentfaves.blogspot.com/2010/04/baby-pillow-for-plagiocephaly-infant.html

guess it depends on how severe it is

???

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

April 25, 2012
4:27 AM

Post #9096881

Thanks for that link Allison, from reading a few things some people think the helmet is a money maker and not needed...we will see what the neurosurgeon says. Anything associated with the head even if it's common scares me with my son having epilepsy...I've seen my share of docs and don't want him to have to go through it too.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 25, 2012
4:39 AM

Post #9096894

maybe it's just me.. but if that helmet puts pressure in the wrong spot couldn't it do more damage?.. my niece was born with a squashed head and won't get over the mentality of a 7 year old.. makes me nervous too.. they had to do a c section with the triplets in there.. and she was trying to get through the birth canal and couldn't fit.. long crazy story but they were giving her drugs to stop the labor because it was only 7 1/2 months.. and I think that was the thing that caused the problem.. the extra bit of weight makes me wonder about neck issues later as well.. some of this non natural stuff makes me nervous .. don't mean to make you more nervous.. so sorry if I did.. but I am just concerned

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

April 25, 2012
5:47 AM

Post #9096979

Thanks Allison, you didn't make me more nervous since I'm already as worried as can be. There are a few things going on I haven't posted about yet...don't want to worry myself to death unnecessarily...he needs to see a specialist at CHOP for something going on with his eyes too called a Nystagmus.That appointment is sometime in May...what worries me most is my DIL being ble to handle a "special needs"child. I hope she suprises me...

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

April 25, 2012
5:49 AM

Post #9096985

Awe Ronnie, im so sorry to hear all this is being heaped on your family. Blessing and prayers are being sent your way.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

April 25, 2012
5:51 AM

Post #9096989

Thanks♥

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 25, 2012
7:22 AM

Post #9097088

Your dil may surprise you, amazing how strong moms actually are



my son is at the math olympics today, he gets the math skills from hubby...all other smarts are mine ^_^
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

April 25, 2012
11:09 AM

Post #9097381

Who really needs math anyway these days? The "kids" in my Excel class use calculators to check their Excel answers. :0

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 25, 2012
12:06 PM

Post #9097428

I do believe god gives you what you can handle.. sorry if that statement offends anyone

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

April 25, 2012
12:59 PM

Post #9097475

Hoping everything will be fine, Ronnie...my grandson had many problems at birth...3 weeks in ICU, hearing loss, tested for autism...and now at 4 he's doing fine! Pre-K has really helped...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 25, 2012
1:35 PM

Post #9097509

Wow - I think I would strangle these teachers.

http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/stuart-chaifetz-secretly-tapes-autistic-son-school-discovers-220500111.html
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 25, 2012
1:41 PM

Post #9097524

has anyone one heard that deer saliva has an enzyme that does not allow re-growth on plants? someone on another forum mentioned this and it does not come up immediately on any google search - i did find one mention on a garden blog

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 25, 2012
2:35 PM

Post #9097578

Never. I have had regrowth on plants eaten by them.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 25, 2012
2:45 PM

Post #9097586

Awful Victor

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 25, 2012
3:11 PM

Post #9097620

Debi this is a response to your post on Garden Projects.
Times have really changed. When my brother was born 70 years ago. My mother had been in the hospital 10 days and came home to stay on a cot on the first floor with him in the room.
My hospital stay was a week and I wasnt permitted anyone except my husband.
My grandchildren were born in birthing units with husband present and I could have been there on the labor deck, except I believe this is an important bonding time for father and mother and labor should not be witnessed by anyone,not even the mother LOL.
Modern times are great. Enjoy watching your grand daughter grow.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 25, 2012
3:29 PM

Post #9097650

Times have changed! I can't say enough good about the NICU, even Leah's great grandmother could visit 22 hours a day, not that she would. They really encourage family involvement. When the nurse asked me to help, my mouth said yes, but my mind said no, I'll break her! I'm waiting to hear from David now, he worked today, so not sure if he came home after work or went right there.

thanks Jo.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

April 25, 2012
8:23 PM

Post #9097995

Teachers & aides need special training & obviously are not getting it. Our 4th grade teacher would shout & was not rehired. she would not shout bad stuff, just when she wanted descipline she would use that method. It didn't help that she was Jewish & when at another job the summer before told someone that she would be teaching in our town. She was told that she would like it because 'there were no Jews there'. (Not true). So I expect that she came in with a chip on her shoulder, but also was not trained to handle a class as she should have been.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 25, 2012
8:36 PM

Post #9098014

I am sure those teachers received plenty of specialized training. You have to these days to be certified as special ed. They are just creeps who should not be in those positions. They figure they can get away with anything.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

April 26, 2012
5:27 AM

Post #9098272

That article was in my paper this morning...poor supervision from the top down...my DH was in everyone's classroom every day, unannounced...he was also in the hallways, and in the lavs, in the cafe...obviously no one checking at that school...today's principals are sadly absent from the places they need to be most often...one that I worked for locked himself in his office for the entire day...kids thought the custodian was the principal...

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 26, 2012
5:41 AM

Post #9098293

Ever see what their salaries are?
Sure arent earning it from behind a locked door.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 26, 2012
5:59 AM

Post #9098325

Another Darwin Award winner.

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/swiss-women-dies-giving-water-food-thought-live-sunlight-article-1.1067359

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 26, 2012
6:20 AM

Post #9098356

O M G Thats how I feel most of the time. Now that I know how dangerous "no food "is I will go back to eating.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 26, 2012
6:27 AM

Post #9098369

and of course here in the lovely state of Jersey, they may get suspended for awhile but with full pay and then they'll be working at another shcool...because why? ohhhhh they have TENURE

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 26, 2012
10:11 AM

Post #9098610

Here we go again.

http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/04/25/family-misses-flight-after-tsa-gives-pat-down-to-girl-with-cerebral-palsy/

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 26, 2012
11:14 AM

Post #9098661

Airlports needs to ratchet up the IQ's of airport security qualifications.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 26, 2012
11:47 AM

Post #9098690

Yes - at least to 'moron' level.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 26, 2012
11:53 AM

Post #9098704

So happy Egypt reformed last year!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2135434/Outrage-Egypt-plans-farewell-intercourse-law-husbands-sex-dead-wives-hours-AFTER-death.html

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 26, 2012
11:55 AM

Post #9098707

Good news - I have regained feeling in my index finger. Bad news - it hurts more! That annoying tingly nerve pain. I prefer 'normal' pain.

Saw the doc the other day. One more week of stitches. My wife will remove them. Not being able to do any gardening is killing me!!

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 26, 2012
11:55 AM

Post #9098708

While traveling this week, my DH and I decided the TSA staff need practice, so we "opted out" instead of getting the full body scans. It took 15 minutes until they could do a "female" search.

I am friendly with a neuropsychologist who corresponds with the media on a regular basis about the effects of the procedures upon people with trauma and other difficult issues. She is getting more traction on moronic school officials and on attitudes about hoodies

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 26, 2012
11:58 AM

Post #9098710

Crossposted. Good news, Victor. You can come and supervise at our house any time. :) You'll be at it againin your garden before you know it!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 26, 2012
1:33 PM

Post #9098847

I am going to take a test for a promotion for work everyone please send me genius vibes at 6:00 please
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

April 26, 2012
1:35 PM

Post #9098853

I will start them early - ~~~~~~~~~

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

April 26, 2012
1:35 PM

Post #9098854

Any I may have are all yours my Dear. ^_^ Good Luck!!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 26, 2012
1:44 PM

Post #9098863

My special mental powers are streaming live...

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 26, 2012
2:23 PM

Post #9098897

Keep em coming ... I am feelin it!!! ;)

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

April 26, 2012
2:47 PM

Post #9098922

Glad that your finger is improving. I can offer a painful heel in spite of a cushion jel in the shoe. Drink plenty of tonic water to help the tingle & best wishes for continued improvement.
If I type too much I can't send brain waves?
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2012
3:29 PM

Post #9098981

Oh, just read this, Allison. Quickly sending what few genius waves are available^^^^^^

Glad your feeling is returning, Victor.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 26, 2012
4:15 PM

Post #9099035

Praying you're doing great Allison!

this is my nephew's wife...she is so tiny(professional dancer...and NO, Victor not on a pole!!!!) baby has nowhere to go but straight out, she's due in 3 wks

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victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 26, 2012
4:59 PM

Post #9099098

Wow - how many in there??!!! (She is very cute, by the way. ;) )

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 26, 2012
5:06 PM

Post #9099109

Just one! and they say he's on the small side...I think she's only 4'11"

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

April 26, 2012
5:08 PM

Post #9099111

Glad your hand is healing Victor...can't believe your nephew's wife is still smiling at this stage, Jen...I know how grumpy I was...

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

April 26, 2012
5:12 PM

Post #9099117

Allison I hope you did well, sorry I didn't see it until now I would have sent you some of mine!

Your niece is cute Jen! Best wishes to her.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 26, 2012
5:38 PM

Post #9099157

here's 1 of her dance pics

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victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 26, 2012
5:45 PM

Post #9099167

I'm in love again. ^_^

Is this the marine's wife?

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

April 26, 2012
6:14 PM

Post #9099216

J-2 is 4'11" & had a couple 9 pounders.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 26, 2012
6:18 PM

Post #9099223

well I am mixed on how I did.. there was a whole section that didn't pertain to my job and I didn't know any of the answers.. but I am guessing my competition is in the same boat.. the rest went well.. and I feel good about it.. won't be for a while before we get results

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 26, 2012
6:29 PM

Post #9099247

Yes she is the Marine's wife, so watch it!!!

Praying for the best, Allison

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 26, 2012
6:37 PM

Post #9099263

LOL

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 26, 2012
6:40 PM

Post #9099267

Bill, thanks for telling me about Lazy S&S. I will check them out. Rosemary, I will also check out that Classic Viburnums in Nebraska, as well Looking for the V. juddii of my dreams...

Victor, sorry to hear about your big booboo. Yikes! Hate it when things like that happen. I once dropped a glass while getting it out of the cabinet. It fell on top of the microwave and broke, and then it landed right on my foot, up near the ankle. A big sharp piece went right into my foot, and it was sticking out. It broke inside my foot, and I had to have minor surgery to remove a couple of pieces. Had nerve damage for awhile, but finally got better. Not fun.

BA, I have a pair of cardinals that nest here every year. the female used to peck at her reflection constantly in my shiny hubcaps on my car. Later, when I got a different car, she began pecking at her image in my car's side mirrors. I had to resort to putting plastic grocery bags over the mirrors to keep her from going at them, as she was scratching the car doors and mirrors up, and was pooping all over the sides of the doors.

Debi, congrats on the new granddaughter! OMG! I can't believe that jerk in the truck did that to you. I know someone who has done that to people on purpose. They need anger management. I'm surprised your car wasn't totaled. Guess the damage wasn't bad enough. Glad you're okay. Did the driver leave the scene?

Victor, I'll pray for both your mother and MIL. You have a lot on your shoulders. I hope they both get well soon.

Ronnie, nice score on the free mulch! Sorry about your grandson, Ronnie. I will be praying. I'm sure everything will work out well.

Marilyn, I had the subscription fairy pay for another year for me, too. This was the second time in a row, and I had already paid for my subscription, so I'm paid up for 2 years now. Well, 1.5 now, as this was back in Oct., I think.

Jen, your niece is a beauty. I wish her well.

Celeste, still praying for Adam. Sounds like he's doing well so far.

Karen

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 26, 2012
6:42 PM

Post #9099274

Thanks, Karen.

Jen - that explains it - the baby is standing at attention!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 27, 2012
1:38 AM

Post #9099580

mo-jo to Allison
Mo-jo to Allison.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 27, 2012
2:37 AM

Post #9099595

or is it Jo's Mo?

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 27, 2012
4:25 AM

Post #9099632

yeahh!! yeahh!! thats it.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

April 27, 2012
5:46 AM

Post #9099713

Hope the results will be great, Allison!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

April 27, 2012
6:12 AM

Post #9099723

Me too!!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 27, 2012
11:47 AM

Post #9100118

Got a living social deal for half off admission to a butterfly sanctuary...never even knew we had one in NJ
http://thebutterflycharities.com/index.html

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 27, 2012
1:50 PM

Post #9100302

So my son placed 4th out of 36 in the math olympics

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 27, 2012
2:21 PM

Post #9100321

Cool!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 27, 2012
3:01 PM

Post #9100354

neat Jen!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 27, 2012
3:17 PM

Post #9100371

Okay, Jen - pop quiz. How did he do, percentage-wise??
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 27, 2012
3:27 PM

Post #9100384

that's great jen
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

April 27, 2012
4:56 PM

Post #9100476

Congratulations Victor.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

April 27, 2012
5:05 PM

Post #9100489

Congrats Jen!

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 27, 2012
5:08 PM

Post #9100493

Great, Jen, on both the half off admission to the butterfly sanctuary, and your son placing 4th in the math olympics!

Hope the results turned out great on your test, Allison. Sorry I didn't mention it before. I totally missed that post. Had to go back and see what people were talking about.

Karen

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

April 27, 2012
6:06 PM

Post #9100556

congratulations to all for accomplishments.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

April 27, 2012
7:42 PM

Post #9100671

Congrats Jen!
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 28, 2012
2:18 AM

Post #9100816

Hope you get the promotion Allison, and way to go Jen's son!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 28, 2012
2:48 AM

Post #9100822

ahhhh men

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 28, 2012
3:04 AM

Post #9100826

thanks!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

April 28, 2012
6:32 AM

Post #9101008

Good for your son, Jen...hope he had fun!

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 28, 2012
7:44 AM

Post #9101084

Hurray for all victories, including math olympiad!

So sad here. DD2 cracked up the car (again). Likely too bad to repair ourselves this time. Problem with new drivers is if you don't let them drive then they don't learn anything, and then its back to being a parent taxi service too. I am really hoping she is understanding more about how to drive defensively after this.I do think she's starting to learn the value of money. She's been wanting a car for college too, but I think for freshman year its very easy to say no. If it's repairable, she has to do it!
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

April 28, 2012
9:20 AM

Post #9101182

I thought I have seen it all. This goes beyond

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

April 28, 2012
10:10 AM

Post #9101222

Rosemary, thankfully she wasn't hurt! Cars can be replaced...but I agree about no car freshman year...too easy to take loooong road trips! Sherrie...that's a riot!
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

April 28, 2012
10:39 AM

Post #9101250

I can see an ivy or some drooping plant but one that sticks up into your neck? Come on!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

April 28, 2012
11:26 AM

Post #9101289

UPDATE ON BABY ADAM ~
I'm feeling really bad that they have to face this. From Megan his Mom's FB post this morning.

"Baby Adam is not feeling well again today. We just found out that he has a fungal infection in his blood and no immune system to fight it... Hopefully the new antibiotics and anti fungal medicines will work by themselves. The x-ray showed the air bubble in his belly has gone down, but now he has the new problems with the blood infection, Poor baby cant catch a break. Oh and we had the 3rd doctor tell us (very unproffessionally) She doesent "THINK" he will survive in the long run. Keep your thoughts to yourself and give us the facts about whats going on. Take your survival rates and numbers and shove them... to us his chances of recovery are 100%!!!!!! Sorry everyone I am very stressed out today. PLEASE KEEP PRAYING"

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

April 28, 2012
11:36 AM

Post #9101304

I'm with you all the way on that one, Celeste! I've seen enough miracles to know that percentages and doctors don't have all the answers. Signing off right now tonadd some more prayers for Adam and all of you. Hugs!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

April 28, 2012
11:46 AM

Post #9101307

I don't understand some doctors, we had one say to us that there was "no hope" for my son and his seizures when we were looking for a what I felt like was the hundredth opinion, I felt like someone stabbed me in the heart. Going back to his original doc who was and still is a sweetheart told us NEVER to stop hoping, every day someone somewhere was looking for a cure. A few months later he got into a trial medicine program and he was helped immensely, never would have found it had we given up. Wouldn't have my grandson Domenic to this day had we stopped hoping and looking. I know it isn't cancer or a brain tumor but Celeste please tell them never to give up their hope♥♥♥ Adam is in my thoughts everyday.

This message was edited Apr 28, 2012 2:47 PM

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 28, 2012
12:44 PM

Post #9101360

Oh Celeste, the doctors don't know everything, and some just don't know how to keep their own depression or sense of personal powerfulness in check. Baby Adam comes to my mind as a little fighter, so I am praying that all of you will keep your strength and focus. Bless you all.

On my front, DD2 seems to be understanding what her responsibilities are about always being able to handle unexpected events on the road. DH got back from a long plane flight and declared the car worth trying to fix. This may have been the answer to my worried prayers for two years since she got a license. Some kids just don't learn defensive driving right away, so we hope she gets it now.

Daughters also must make their decisions about college this weekend.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 28, 2012
1:20 PM

Post #9101408

I understand how upsetting that must be to hear and there are doctors who are much more tactful. However, it is a no-win situation for them. My wife knows this first-hand. When someone is paralyzed, the surgeons and acute care docs are notorious for never telling the patient how bad it is. That is left to my wife when she gets them in rehab. Then the family is totally shocked and very angry at her. It's irresponsible not to be honest and leave it to someone else. You just have to be tactful and always leave hope.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

April 28, 2012
2:36 PM

Post #9101481

They have read up on this rare cancer, they know what they are up against, they just didn't need it said like that. I do realize there are lots of people in denial and I'm sure that is what that doctor was thinking. They are very spiritual people, they choose to pray than to face the ugly possibility and I can't say I blame them.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 28, 2012
2:40 PM

Post #9101485

I agree. Doc should have been more sensitive/tactful.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

April 28, 2012
4:11 PM

Post #9101584

A man who is in my Bible study told a story about his Dad...10 years ago, he went in for a triple bypass...he was bleeding internally, & twice more the surgeon opened him up to try to patch things...he finally told Bob that his father had 24 hours or less to live...that in 2,000 cases like his, there was no one who survived...Bob's Dad did, and was written up in the medical journal...never stop praying for a miracle...I will ask for prayers in church tomorrow for Adam...

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

April 28, 2012
4:51 PM

Post #9101631

yes indeed. We have never stopped praying for Adam, all of us & Leah as well.

Hope the college discisions go well. Grandaughter from MN has let Wheaton college in MA know that she is coming last week.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

April 28, 2012
5:22 PM

Post #9101665

Been away overnight and just saw this. Very tactless of that doctor. Will continue to pray here.

rosemary, thankful, DD2 wasn't hurt. Hopefully a good lesson was learned. Also, praying for their college decisions.

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 28, 2012
6:43 PM

Post #9101789

Sherrie, love that necklace! LOL! I would wear it, and everyone who knows me would understand.

Rosemary, sorry to hear about DD2 crashing the car. Good thing she wasn't hurt. They have to make mistakes to learn. I always learned things the hard way. Couldn't learn from others' mistakes. That would have been too easy. Now that I'm older and wiser, I learn a lot from others' mistakes.

Celeste, sorry to hear about the bad news on baby Adam. Will continue to keep him in thoughts and prayers. I can understand the frustration of having the doctor mention what he thought about his survival rate. That's like the docs telling us our sister will never get any better. We refuse to accept that. Wanda is a fighter, and I believe she will get better.

Karen
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

April 29, 2012
4:55 AM

Post #9102175

Prayers from Connecticut every night for Adam and Wanda from now until they are home and healed.

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 29, 2012
5:46 AM

Post #9102224

Thanks for the update on your sister, Karen. There are so many who need prayers and support, and i hope to contribute as best i can. It is nice that the Northeast DG community is so thoughtful, and for whatever differences there are among us, this is indeed a commuity.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

April 29, 2012
11:58 AM

Post #9102654

It certainly is...lots of caring folks...my stepson's wife was in stroke rehab from last June to this March...but she's home, and took a few steps on the sidewalk by Kennebunk Beach...a real miracle...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 29, 2012
4:28 PM

Post #9102912

Found my grandparents (Mom's side) and all the family on the 1940 census online! How cool! Lists their rent too - $38.50.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

April 29, 2012
5:07 PM

Post #9102956

Wow...that is cool!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 29, 2012
7:23 PM

Post #9103168

very cool

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 29, 2012
8:10 PM

Post #9103237

Quick report here. Final college choices are Oberlin and UMass Amherst Commonwealth College. Every MD I talked to this year told me DD2 would be crazy not to go to UMass Amherst, so i guess she is not crazy, just a little bit reckless with cars, and now a little sore tonight.

DD1 heard lots of advice including from some retired college English professors that she'd be crazy to go anywhere but Oberlin to study humanities, so she's disregarding worries about the people who wear ears on their caps as well as the hipsters. It's starting to become apparant that everyone in a college doesn't drop acid, and she'll find her element. If it's terrible, she can still apply to UMass Commonwealth college next year , but it might be hard to equal the deal Oberlin offered her in a subsequent year.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 29, 2012
8:18 PM

Post #9103254

Cool. Biochem majors drop acid and bases...

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

April 29, 2012
8:20 PM

Post #9103256

Oberlin is a good school + their music school a combination which is tough to beat. Every school has nuts who are stupid enough to do drugs. That includes many high schools. The girls should form their own opinions when they get there.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

April 29, 2012
8:23 PM

Post #9103260

People from Ohio including my family members are just as sophisticated as anywhere else.

bio-chem is a tough course anywhere.

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 29, 2012
8:35 PM

Post #9103280

I think the girls did get through their biases pretty well. Only 7% of Oberlin's students are from Ohio, though. Dozens there from Massachusetts. College population is about 3,000, and about 600 of them are in the conservatory. There's a Steinway piano in every dorm, for everyone to use though. I thought the place was amazing, and the gardens were also quite beautiful.

I'll have to tell DD2 that she will drop acid and bases in Amherst the next time hipsters become their topic of conversation :)

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

April 30, 2012
5:00 AM

Post #9103509

I expect that she will miss her sister.

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 30, 2012
5:17 AM

Post #9103523

It was really hard for my two daughters to decide not to go to the same school, but they couldn't admit it. DD1 is the true emotional owner of our dog too, and he doesn't skype very well. It is an 11 hour drive to Oberlin (and just about as long on planes now that there's security) compared to two hours to UMass Amherst.Her nearest friend from HS will be studying three hours away in Pittsburg.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

April 30, 2012
5:40 AM

Post #9103545

Sounds like the girls chose the colleges that they both need...if it doesn't work out, they could always transfer...

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

April 30, 2012
8:47 AM

Post #9103824

Oberlin isn't too far from me.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 30, 2012
10:41 AM

Post #9104005

Congrats Rosemary, good luck to your daughters!

Leah is doing great, she is off IVs, started nursing today, and got to wear her first clothes today! She is up to 2.5 lbs!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

April 30, 2012
11:55 AM

Post #9104077

Glad to hear about little Leah!!!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

April 30, 2012
12:19 PM

Post #9104096

Good to hear Leah is doing so well!!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 30, 2012
1:07 PM

Post #9104172

yay!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 30, 2012
1:39 PM

Post #9104234

so good to hear about Leah!!!

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

April 30, 2012
1:47 PM

Post #9104247

She probably wonder what these things are. Glad that she is improving.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 30, 2012
1:50 PM

Post #9104252

Thanks everyone. I'm so happy.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 30, 2012
1:50 PM

Post #9104256

How is Lindsey??
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 30, 2012
1:54 PM

Post #9104260

She is good too, she even sent me a picture of Leah nursing! She still can't drive and doesn't like being dependent, and has a hard time leaving the hospital, but she is good. Thanks!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

April 30, 2012
3:06 PM

Post #9104351

Thats wonderful news Deb!!
I'll start a new thread.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

April 30, 2012
3:18 PM

Post #9104372

Started a new thread, please join me here...
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