I watched the Clemson--LSU football game last night. Not caring who won, the FG as time ran out by Clemson was very exciting. Now if Wisconsin could beat Stamford (which I doubt) it would really be exciting.
50 wasnt bad.I couldnt figure out what all the moaning was about.
I'm with IrisMA.
Over 70 is not fun.Krap happens and as soon as you have surgery or add meds to fix a problem,a new one starts.The problem is I keep waiting for the fixes to return me to normal but after 77 years I realize that isnt going to happen.
Loosing ground since 68.
No more gloom only cheerfulness.
Ohhh yes those icy spots.I also drive my car to the mailbox because the plow doesnt get close enough.There is too far a reach without loosing my balance.
I pretty much stay inside.Its the warmest its going to be here today.Temps falling and snow again the add to the 29 inches so far in Dec.
Looking forward to really getting back to the garden this year. Last two years have been busts for me. Not only cleaning things up, but now that I lost the big blue spruce, I have a new area to work on. A few other smaller areas as well. Will continue the shrub or small tree approach.
A truly Happy Birthday, Victor. Our grandaughter's birthday is tomorrow. She will be 11. Very close after Christmas & I'm sure you had the same problem as a kid. Luckily she is very happy with books, so we mailed those.
Great Sexy And I Know It parody, Sally! I love it! I really love watching parodies of popular songs, movies, TV shows. For all you Walking Dead fans out there, here's my favorite parody of that show: http://youtu.be/4VKHZDwfY6k
Day #3 with a sick husband. Been pumping OJ & soda to him. He has home made chicken soup. Baked turkey with gravy & stuffing and Oatmeal & rasin cookies (I made). On the other shelf he has Nyquil, Dayquil, Robatussin Cough Sryup, Alkaselzer Plus Cold, Vicks Vapor Rub, Halls & Loudens Cough Drops and of course Nurse Ratched Sherrie. All a sick man could want.
Hope its only a cold, he is swaying to go to the hospital. Today he seems a tad better. He did get up & around and he did laugh a couple of times. I feel if he makes it through tonight & tomorrow he will be on the mend. We can get back on the kick we dont have doctors or medical insurance,,, nothing.
Glad you liked that Walking Dead parody, Sally. Have you checked out any of the Gangnam style parodies? There are some really good ones. I'm yelling you, there are some really creative and talented people out there.
For those of you who choose not to get the flu shot...don't come to Maine. We have a very high incident of Flu along with whopping cough spreading across the state. A 6 year old little girl died a few weeks ago, the CBC said she indeed had the flu.
It's rare that people die from the flu, rarer still when that person is young and healthy and not elderly and frail. During the 2011-12 flu season, there were only 34 deaths among children under the age of 18 in the entire country, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That was the LOWEST number of pediatric deaths reported during a flu season since records started being kept.
It's going to be OK Victor.Its not that obvious for 20 more years.
By then you will just accept it.I hate to use a cliche' but it is true"you are only as old as you feel".I doubt you will age as fast as some who just quit at 65 and retire their brains and everything else.
We got 3 inches more snow last night.
#1Trellis with lights in the garden
#2 Grill with LED lights under the rails.
#3 Table and chairs w/LED's.SIL's idea.
I thought that I was fairly alone with the name recall problem. I find that if I speak a little slower, I might have give myself enough time to come up with the elusive nouns and names. It doesn't always work.
I made it an issue for DD1 to get her flu shot before going to Mexico. Since she hadn't thought about it we were able to get her shot as well as pills for typhoid and malaria at the Port Authority (called Massport) clinic on New Years Day. Mainly I don't want her bringing the flu to the family she is living with there. Unfortunately, she didn't get it earlier.
So sorry to hear about all the illnesses. Many of the hardest working people in my job have pneumonia. I was often bored during my home vacation over the holidays but rest was a good thing.
Hoping Jim gets better fast, Sherrie, & that you don't get sick taking care of him. Doug's niece, Sharman, who was a Down's & was diagnosed with Alzheimer's several years ago, passed away yesterday...she had been in the nursing home a year and a half...a blessing, but she was a very spunky person, she worked in Hanover for many years before she was ill, loved to swim, listen to music, dance...I'll be heading up to NH in a few days...
I was worried about whooping cough re people not vaccinating their children. My shot was in the 1930s. So I got the shot that is a combination of tetnus & wc. DH says he was stuck so many times before going to Korea (some shots twice because they lost his papers) that he isn't worried.
The flu shot wouldn't have worked anyway this year it's a different strain going around
You do know they have to guess at what strain it's going to be and have a 1 in 3 shot of getting it right? besides I don't want them injecting me or my kids with mercury and formaldehyde
They best way to fight off the flu is naturally, your body builds up resistance once you've had it
Elderberry is wonderful at killing viruses and if it's bacterial, Manuka honey
We, as grandparents and babysitters, were asked by the day care facility to get whooping cough shots because of the recent return of the disease. Seems like the ones given so long ago need to be boosted.
Must have been a day for bad news, my niece has been trying to get pregnant for about 3 years, it finally happened after IVF and we were all so happy for her. My brother called yesterday and said there was no longer a heart beat and she was going in for a D&C I feel so sad for her, they want kids so bad. If maybe you can say a small prayer for her I'd appreciate it.
I also found out this morning my sister is officially moving to Tennessee to be with her daughter when her new baby arrives, she won't be coming back...I guess I was in denial and thought it wouldn't happen. I know it's better for her financially in the long run but hate to see it happen. I'm not a big traveller and feel like it's going to be a long time before I see them all again. I don't do to well with change either...not a good start to the new year...
Not true, Jen. There are mercury-free flu vaccines. My wife gave us ours. And I have heard the opposite about this year's vaccine - again just the other day - that they were very successful with this year's strains.
On the CF bulbs, it's no wonder since they are ALL made in China. Quality control? Ha! Care about safety, especially Americans'? Yeah right. They better follow up on this. After outlawing incandescents, the onus is on them. LEDs are great, but still way too expensive for home use. The new Philips LED light that resembles an incandescent costs $35!
the spots that I have my bulbs have either a shade or diffuser.. the exposed ones have led bulbs in them.. the only spot that is exposed is the porch light.. the cover wouldn't fit over the bulbs .. but it is very messed up
Victor you have to specifically request them(highly unlikely doctor's offices stock both types)
week 51 shows widespread outbreak of flu in majority of the states, still trying to find how many got the flu shot by state info
flu shot effectiveness is only 60% for all age groups combined, not great results, will never convince me to get one unless it's effectiveness is over 95%
I don't think it's the same bulb, Allison. I will get the model.
Jen - if your pediatrician will not honor that request, dump them! As for effectiveness, not one of has ever gotten the flu when we got the shot. I prefer natural and homeopathic approaches too, but sometimes the pharmaceutical way is the best. As for treating the flu once you got it, I am telling you from personal experience that Tamiflu is a miracle. Used it twice. You have to remember how many people die from the flu each year. If your immune system is strong, sure you will eventually get over it, but will be quite sick for a while. Not fun.
Pissed about the CF report - especially since I have been buying the daylight balanced ones recently. Really like the white light - in certain places. Great for reading and task lighting. Not for LR's or general lighting in bedrooms.
Victor - I read some of the reviews on that bulb and it seems like there is some conflicting info on how hot they get. Some of the reviews said you shouldn't use them in an enclosed area. What do you think? Are they too hot to be used with a lamp shade?
Read the same thing this morning on a post by the science show host Ira Flatow. It surprises me. I would guess as long as nothing is real close it should be okay. The CFs bases get pretty hot too. Incandescents were crazy hot.
Have not posted about it, but how horrific is that case of the brutal gang rape and death of the young woman in India? Shockingly brutal details and the worst offender is a minor who will get at most three years. Others will be hanged.
The new Phillips LED bulbs are dimmable! Way too expensive, so except for a few spots, so I am shopping for incandescent bulbs whenever I find them on-sale. I found the CF bulbs made me jittery with their flickering light and the delay in warming up, so I discourage them in our house.
The hypocracy of banning the incandescent bulbs was clear to us when our kids were taking "honors" Earth Science. They were told to replace all of our bulbs with CF bulbs to be more energy efficient, and they got graded on our energy "footprint" but they were not taught the time old tradition of turning off lights you don't use. Never even mentioned it in class. There was absolutely no teaching them to think critically about how to solve energy problems.
Since our DS couldn't tolerate this, we pulled him down into regular science and together with another boy from Boy Scouts, they computed how the high school could save energy by using a heat exchanger and how much energy it saves. They got a very nice letter back from the building supervisor who said he had shared it with the designers of the town's new elementary schools. His reason--if it's clear to a kid, then the designers ought to see why to build this in new buildings. They did.
Good for you guys, Rose! Always like those willing to question the 'conventional wisdom'. On the CFs, they have gotten better. Hardly any flicker anymore, though they do take a bit to brighten as they warm. But they also have mercury!
Re CFLs. Well I have to question dose. They contain mercury. in minute amounts. My food contains salt, enough salt can be toxic.
Ok so I still recycle them. Lowes has a bin for them. Bag them first.
UV- ditto. How much? How much can a 40 w generate compared to the UV of sunlight? Really? Then we all want to go to the beach for vaca.
I agree the govt should not mandate the bulbs and the schools should not do dummy projects like that bulb replacement one.
Always got my flu shot.
Seems like someone could probably find an old sound bite of Gore calling Al Jezeera evil. lol.
[quote="victorgardener"]Truly astounding how many batteries you use in a year. I think throwaway ones should be phased out. All should be rechargeable. Same with non-recyclable plastic.[/quote]
I'm with you on batteries, at least the darnAA, We recharge those like crazy- all the remotes, and some LED flashlights.
We have a recycling center, & they charge for everything except used oil...plus you have to buy a debit card at Town Hall, & they charge $20.00 every year...they do transfer any money left on the debit card, but that's a charge I don't feel like paying! I had a slight problem with my "new" car...I pulled the hood release rather than the emergency brake release...could not get the hood up, or totally closed...took it in town to the guys who fix my cars...3 guys in the waiting room, all smiling at my story...told them I knew I was just a ditzy lady...haha...it took 2 mechanics to get it open! They said it was a bad design...well, it is, & I'm never opening the hood again! But at least I didn't feel too ditzy after that...
We have hazordous waste disposel in Sept. That's ite. They have changed recyclying to once a week which is helpful with all the catalogs which come through. Luckily my tonic water bottles can be returned near the grocery store.
I guess tomorrow at Hobby Lobby is a concentrated effort to support them for standing up for what they believe in resisting paying for healthcare that forces them to purchase a program that supplies abortifacients. Without going into topics that may be censored, I will leave it at that. Did that answer your question, dear?
Maybe postage is going up and they wanted to beat it?
I had forgotten about the zoo as only the primate house was finished when I moved east. Botanical garden is on the south side of town. It is where there is a larger diversity of trees. When I was in HS my father took me there to collect leaves for a biology project.
When we talked with our oldest son in Oregon last night he said to bring up an email he had just sent with the title SURPRISE. He and his family are going to get bigger probably before the end of the month. God seems to be opening doors for them to adopt a 6yr old boy. Markus is half-Somali and also has some developmental issues, but they are familiar with those sorts of things already. Sooo... We will have grandy #11 soon. Can hardly wait til the summer to meet this little guy in person. Please pray for God's wisdom for them. We are very excited!
they are not sure.. but think he had a seizure (epilepsy) and maybe a heart attack.. we won't know for a while after the tests come back.. he was always good taking his meds.. can't even imagine what went wrong
I disagree with them receiving the medal of honor, that is should stay reserved for military personnel only.
I do believe they should come up with something for fireman who lose their lives, did all the firemen who lost their lives on 9/11 get anything??? that is what I call going above and beyond call of duty
Since the people are being treated for rabies - sounds like the cat was rabid. The behavior isn't right for a wild cat - it might have attacked the man but then it would have run like the wind away from the garage - unless, of course there were kittens.
I need to rant about the e-mails from Gardens Alive.
Does anyone know how to unsubscribe to ALL their mail.?I get 4 a day someimes and I think the Unsub.only unsubs for that mail.I have been to the "unsubscribe " 3 times and they still send.I feel stalked.
My sister and BIL, who NEVER get it, and are against almost everything 'conventional' are both so sick with it now that they said they are both getting it next year. Sister said she has never felt so bad in her life and she has been through quite a bit.
No painting yet.
Its incredible how much we need our thumbs for everything and how little subtle movements that perform mindless tasks are taken for granted.
I am in the 5th week and 3rd week of Physical Therapy.I can really feel progress daily.
Milestone,I can cut cheese ( no remarks Victor) and shower and turn pages in a garden catalogue.
#1 Hand excersizes
#2 the funniest BDay card inside "2 out of 3 isnt bad
I'm a nurse and never got the flu shot, because I never got sick. Then about 4 years ago I was diagnosed with a skin lymphoma, and my oncologist thought I should get it. So I have been since then. Our health care system doesn't require flu shots, although they highly encourage them. We have to wear a flu shot sticker on our name tags, and if they is a breakout of flu, anyone without a sticker has to wear a mask.
That ferry accident reminded me of the time my parents and I visited my sister and family in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The ferry driver pulled in too fast and BAM! Sent a bunch of people flying, good thing no one was hurt
Oh man you should have heard my father yelling at the guy. First time driving this thing! You think you could slow down next time!
I think that is the same footage they used for a cruise ship going thru a storm last year
Thru the holdiays I didn't have any time to go, I wanted to start back this week but I did something to my hip and was in excruciating pain, yesterday it was so bad that prescription naproxin didn't even help
I almost got hit head on this morning by a EMT driver, truck came right into my lane and was going pretty fast, no lights or anything...would not have been able to get over if needed there was a car parked next to me...residential street no less...scared the $#!& out of me!
The virus causing the most problems: A particular strain of type A influenza called H3N2 has been the most predominantly reported this year. Luckily, this year’s flu vaccine is very well matched to H3N2, which has been historically associated with more severe illness.
Sick thread? No but I will come here. Jim, my hubby was down & out of work all Last week. He had the Flu. He did not get better & was suffering. A bully went to work & was gonna die. I made him a Dr. appt. and made him go.
He had severe Bronchittis, after the flu.
FLU ALLERT: There is now 2 different FLU:S = H1N1 & Norovirus.
Dont belive in God but at this point God Save me. I Have not had either.
Definitely scary Ronnie! I had a close call walking the other morning, it happens so quick. Luckily the driver saw me at the last second and also I stepped off the road. I do wear a white coat, but think it's time to get reflective clothing. I usually only see 1-2 cars, but one is all it takes.
we have them around here too - never saw one - a women my wife works with has a large property the next town over and allows the town to dump road kill where her land abuts conservation land - they have scout camera's set up and see bobcat, coyote, fishers - no mtn. lion yet.
I have asked about this on the lily forum but it looks like no one has been there since November.
I found these baby bulbs around an old stem.I think deer scra[ed of the thin layer of soil.
Can I just dig a hole and toss them in?
Went to my great nephew Micheal's 1st b-day party yesterday and met the newest great niece, Emily May
Found out my other nephew's wife is pregnant again(they're the ones with the 8 month old!!!!) this is Isaac
So sorry it was such a tough experience, Allison. I hope you and Randy can cuddle your fur-babies and get some rest. Hugs to you both!
Celeste, Bella Boo is so adorable, and if I recall correctly, she has been beautiful from the first day! It is wonderful that you are so close so you can see your Grandies often. I miss ours. The time is just flying by here. In 2 weeks, we'll be halfway through our usual time here. We decided we have to bring up our house systems to the new code before we put it on the market, so we have had a steady stream of workers here. We have replumbed the house's original plumbing, re-roofed the 3 flat roofs, new water heater & new cenral air/heat. Not much is left to do and then we'll put it on the market. We would have to do these things by November for the new insurance requirements after the recent hurricanes anyway, so it is what it is. Hank has managed all of it and he has done a great job. Both of my arms are still a problem with bad tendinitis, but I got out and did some weeding this morning. It sure felt good to be a gardener again. I also had blood work this morning and will see where we are with this mess as soon as the doctors up there get the results.
Bill, that joke was funny!:).
I'm waiting for a guy to come give us a quote on cleaning the windows. I usually do them myself, but that's not happening this year and Hank still has a few carpentry tasks on his plate. I have no idea what they charge down here for that. They are a mess from all the roofing, etc.
Have a lovely warm winter day, everyone up there!
Sorry to hear that Allison...death is hard enough then if there are conflicts...
Said a final "see you soon" to my sister today, she is leaving for TN tomorrow, hate to see all the changes life throws at us sometimes. I swore I wasn't going to cry and I would handle it well...not a chance...
Jen, such cute babes...I think it's great to have the kids close in age...my siblings were just too much older than I was...Louise, glad you got out to weed...good for the soul...hope the blood tests are good! Ronnie, sorry your sister moved...can't get mine to go anywhere...sigh...Allison, hang in there...
Bill's joke should be a companion to the story about the judge's wife. Judge is listening to a man's defense for murdering his wife. Seems every time the couple were out socializing and they were offered a mint julep, the wife said she didn't need one, because she'd just drink some of the hubby's. Defense lawyer argues justifiable homicide. the judge agrees. Next night, the judge's wife is found dead.
Those were the days...hitched from CT to Syracuse with a few friends while in college...hitched from the Cape down to the Newport Jazz Festival...crazy! Pixie, your daughter can't be 35, if you are only 40, right? Glad the splint is off, Jo...
Finally got around to joining the gym yesterday. It's a Snap Fitness branch. Small, but good enough for me. No frills, which keeps down the cost, which is $40 per month, no contract. Will prob go right after the little guy gets on the bus. Will shoot for three times a week.
Liking it now that the oldest kid is devoted to triathlon training- it was well appreciated during break that he could use pool and try the spin class. DD went a couple times, yoga with a friend. We might have gotten 20 - 25 visits in that month for the family.
DH makes a point of showering at Club to use their water and soap LOL. Me I'd rather just go home after class and not lug the clothes.