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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 20, 2013
1:23 AM

Post #9425124

How about a new thread?
We came from here:
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1296550/#new

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2013
1:52 AM

Post #9425129

Morning Jo, thanks for starting a new thread...I was slacking. :)

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 20, 2013
2:06 AM

Post #9425134

No problem.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2013
2:15 AM

Post #9425135

These last 2 storms have had me doing things I haven't done in a long time. :) Tye Dying and making cinnamon ornaments. LOL

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2013
2:19 AM

Post #9425137

While we were making these on the inside, it was doing this on the outside. It's not snowing, it's was just windy and I was trying to capture the many little snow devils that were forming in the field.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 20, 2013
3:42 AM

Post #9425162

The snow devils remind me its the time of year I cant seem to get warm.

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

February 20, 2013
4:28 AM

Post #9425179

Wow, Celeste! Those are awesome! I love the colors you chose! I never learned how to do that. Looks like a lot of fun.

Rosemary, huge kudos to your very impressive kids! What a wonderful statement of your parenting. You must be having such fun following their terrific adjustments and their blossoming. Very impressive!

Jan, hope you feel better soon! Hank is still struggling with that long-lingering cough. I can't imagine how I have avoided getting his virus so far. I guess it has something to do with how often I seem to wash my hands...not because I'm a germaphobe, but probably because I'm a gardener and hate to have dirty fingernails. LOL
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 20, 2013
6:15 AM

Post #9425249

ditto to louise's comments rosemary - sons like your kids are doing great.

hope all here feel better

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 20, 2013
6:31 AM

Post #9425265

Those tye-dyed shirts really caught my eye...love them! Have never tried it, sounds like work! Thanks for the update, Rosemary...sounds like the kids know what they want...sorry to hear about the coughs...knock on wood, healthy so far...I'm crediting the black currant juice!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2013
7:36 AM

Post #9425310

cute tye dye!

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

February 20, 2013
8:03 AM

Post #9425334

What does black currant juice do, Marilyn?

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 20, 2013
11:46 AM

Post #9425620

I ditto the black current juice from the standard grocery store, but I think the Sambucus extract --available at Whole Foods--is at least as good. The point is to build the immune system with superfoods. It doesn't cure anything, but I think it speeds healing and I take it when I think I'm getting a flu.

I think I'll going to see if I can grow acerola in my window with the same idea in mind (only see it at Logees) cause you can pop them into smoothies.

Thanks for all the nice attention, guys.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2013
12:52 PM

Post #9425667

Elderberry does in fact kill viruses and if you have a bacterial infection Manuka honey kills it

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2013
1:32 PM

Post #9425708

Bleach works well.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

February 20, 2013
1:38 PM

Post #9425719

Thanks, everyone!

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

February 20, 2013
4:58 PM

Post #9425946

Wine - in moderation, of course.

Elderberry wine hits both bases...

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2013
5:05 PM

Post #9425959

Thanks everyone, the tie dye was fun!!! Of course I still have blue& purple fingers. :)

These are the Cinnamon Ornaments.
I used to make these with the kids when they were little, very easy. Apple sauce, glue & cinnamon, punch a hole out for a ribbon to hang with and let dry for 5 days on a flat surface.

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Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

February 20, 2013
5:14 PM

Post #9425973

I made some of those ornaments with the grandies in Dec. They smell so good. And if I can smell them you know it is fragrant.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2013
5:26 PM

Post #9425987

:-)

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2013
5:34 PM

Post #9425996

so pretty, what amounts for the ingredients? what did you use for the design?

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2013
5:41 PM

Post #9426005

The mold is something i've had for ever from Pampered Chef.
http://www.ecrater.com/p/6283123/pampered-chef-anniversary-heart-cookie

The recipe is ...
http://crafts.kaboose.com/cinnamon-dough-ornaments.html

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2013
5:51 PM

Post #9426018

Pretty I really like that design! Definitely on the list for next Christmas, nice little gifts.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2013
5:54 PM

Post #9426027

thanks!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 21, 2013
6:21 AM

Post #9426473

Good project when I'm sitting the kids...thanks. Louise, I usually get a cold in the winter from the kids, & I know the black currant juice has a lot of antioxidents...started drinking it at breakfast since the fall...not a sniffle...so far.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

February 21, 2013
8:57 AM

Post #9426695

We used cookie cutters for ours.

Need to start a black currant or elderberry regime.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 21, 2013
12:14 PM

Post #9426853

Leah at 10 months old

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luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

February 21, 2013
12:22 PM

Post #9426858

Awww what a dollbaby!!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 21, 2013
1:07 PM

Post #9426904

Cutie!!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 21, 2013
1:13 PM

Post #9426908

Just found this on Face Book its eddible.

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DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

February 21, 2013
1:27 PM

Post #9426934

Oh, Debi, she is so cute! And I love her outfit. What fun for you!

Jo, where do you order one of those piggy puddings? I know ampiggy or two who would LOVE one! LOL

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 21, 2013
1:32 PM

Post #9426935

I have no clue.It was on DD's FB page.
I wonder if you could google the reciepe?

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 21, 2013
1:34 PM

Post #9426938

How did Leah grow so fast? She's a cutie pie! Wonder what the pink pigs are made of...guess I could try one...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 21, 2013
1:44 PM

Post #9426947

I saw that pig cake too, the pigs are made of fondant
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 21, 2013
1:47 PM

Post #9426954

As Lindsey says, 10 months old wearing 12 months clothes, not bad for being 2 lb 3 oz and 9 weeks early.
I can be mad at DH, and all he has to say is, Leah and I'm smiling, even when I say it's not going to work :-)

Cute cake, the base would make a cute Easter basket cake.




flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 21, 2013
1:50 PM

Post #9426958

Leah is adorable, can't believe how fast they grow


found the recipe for that cake, it says it was translated from Dutch, hope they got the measurements right, LOL
METHOD PIGS IN THE MUD CAKE

You will need:
- A biscuit/cake of 20 cm (self-baking cake and some stores sell them plain)
- 2 x large bar of milk chocolate 200 gram
- 1 Cup (250 ml) whipped cream
- Filling for the cake of your choice ( a layer of jam / tart fruit and a layer of pastry cream, whipped cream or butter cream.
- 3 x a five-pack KitKat
- 1 packet (250 gram) light pink marzipan
- Cake saw or large knife
- Skewer (for the pig eyes)
- Ribbon
- Flat board or plank to the cake to set

In advance you already prepare the pigs, there's no real method ... just a bit like sculpting in elementary school once ;)

Pour the cream into a saucepan and place over low heat.
Continue stirring until almost boiling.
Meanwhile, the bar of chocolate into cubes break.
If the cream almost boiling turn off the heat and stir in chocolate the cubes
Stir until you have a smooth mixture.
Let this cool and thicken and occasionally stirring (takes a while).

In the meantime you take your already baked biscuit and cut it in 2 layers and fill with your filling of choice.
Keep your cake on a breadboard or other surface so you can easily rotate because smear the sides, is a nice mess :)
Break the kitkats already in 2 and and put them ready.
Look how thick the chocolate mixture is, when he is about as thick as custard you can smear the sides of the biscuits/cake
Use a spatula or just the back side of a knife.

If you have the whole cake smeared around you can stick the kitkats.
This is a difficult job, the kitkats sometime will not stick and fall occasionally.
Put them a little slanted so they lean against your cake.
If they were all sitting around you quickly doa ribbon around it and put them all pretty straight.

The rest of the chocolate mixture, you just pour this on top of the cake.
Please note, when it is too thin it goes through the kitkats wall!!!!

Then you put the pigs in the still soft chocolate and put in the fridge.

After an hour
you can put cake on a beautiful plate and serve, enjoy!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 21, 2013
2:38 PM

Post #9427007

Leah is adorable!!.. and I love the piggy hot tub

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 21, 2013
2:57 PM

Post #9427027

Leah does look older than she really is.What a great smile.
Great cake sleuthing works guys.I would have guessed marzipan for the pigs but my baking goes way back.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 21, 2013
6:02 PM

Post #9427236

Wife's cousin in the Air Force, who has been in Alaska for over a year will be going to Dubai for six months training. He is learning hvac so the heating part is done, so now for the air conditioning!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 22, 2013
1:43 AM

Post #9427505

What does anyone think of the Ausie bladerunner's chances for a light sentence?

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 22, 2013
5:08 AM

Post #9427575

Well, defense was able to puncture holes in the prosecutors overstatements. I think we're missing the cultural context of violence in south Africa. Robbers do break the roof in order to enter a home sometimes. But to me as an American it doesn't look good for the Bladerunner.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 22, 2013
5:11 AM

Post #9427577

Famous people always get off easier.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 22, 2013
6:01 AM

Post #9427612

South Africa seems to have an unusual trial format...

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 22, 2013
6:22 AM

Post #9427628

There was an American news person interviewing the head prosecutorial cheese who was adroit at side stepping answers to questions"How long do you think the defendant will last in confinement in your prison system/"
There was another question that skirted the corruption in the African justice system.Finally the prosecutor blasted "our system isnt corrupt"

If the detective with 7 murder counts on him is an example I doubt the evidence was taken correctly.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 22, 2013
6:31 AM

Post #9427638

He was just award bail...

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 22, 2013
6:36 AM

Post #9427643

Thanks Pixie. I dont think their holding cells are as up to date as ours are.
The news film of him in court shows him shaking and quivering.
He definatly has lost a career.NIKE only resigns celebrety sports figures like Tiger Wood and Michael Vic.k

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 22, 2013
7:51 AM

Post #9427752

Wow talk about weather extremes!!!


I haven't been following that bladerunner thing

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 22, 2013
11:14 AM

Post #9427929

Think I'm rushing it?
http://www.hummingbirds.net/map.html

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 22, 2013
3:13 PM

Post #9428190

never too soon to watch for those little beauties!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 23, 2013
3:37 AM

Post #9428612

Is it just me or do the images on Garden Showcase take forever to load?
I give up and go somewhere else

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 23, 2013
4:44 AM

Post #9428653

Have not gone there...

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 23, 2013
1:15 PM

Post #9429053

Saw this one one of my friends FB page, cracked me up!!

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victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 23, 2013
1:27 PM

Post #9429059

Cute!

Had the Pinewood Derby runoffs. My son came in second and made the finals on Friday. For first time I am not rooting for him to win. Another kid, Bobby, in his den, made a Semper Fi car. It's dedicated to his uncle, a marine who was recently killed in Afghanistan. I hope he wins.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 23, 2013
1:31 PM

Post #9429066

aaaaaaawwwww Victor.. too sweet

love that Celeste.. you can take away my shoe laces any day

;)
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

February 23, 2013
1:41 PM

Post #9429081

Go, Bobby, go!!!

I love to color!! Smetimes I even stay in the lines

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

February 23, 2013
1:49 PM

Post #9429104

Very nice thought, Victor. Good role modeling for your sons in teaching that sometimes it is best to take a back seat when someone else has a greater need.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 23, 2013
3:05 PM

Post #9429180

My sister just texted this pic of my niece Sophia .. Look how big already

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DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

February 23, 2013
3:07 PM

Post #9429182

Very pretty! Her name fits her.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 23, 2013
3:32 PM

Post #9429199

my Mom said the quiet good girl is turning into a handful already
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

February 23, 2013
3:34 PM

Post #9429202

They do grow up fast.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 23, 2013
3:37 PM

Post #9429205

What a cutie!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 23, 2013
3:42 PM

Post #9429212

She's a doll! Beautiful smile...Sounds like your little one enjoyed himself, Victor...kind of hard not to cheer for Bobby, though...he must be feeling the loss terribly.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 23, 2013
3:49 PM

Post #9429222

Wow - how awful was the Daytona with all those fans hurt. Yikes.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

February 23, 2013
4:27 PM

Post #9429249

Sophia is a beauty Allison...of course all Sophias are!
Hope Bobby wins too Victor but I'll still root for your guy.
Sometimes with my Italian family I feel like I run the asylum!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 23, 2013
4:53 PM

Post #9429264

someone has to do it Ronnie.. and you are good at it!!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

February 23, 2013
6:47 PM

Post #9429398

LOL!! Sometimes I wish someone would commit me so I'd get a vacation!

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 23, 2013
9:24 PM

Post #9429476

Anyone asking for three hots and a cot? That can be arranged :)

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 25, 2013
5:12 AM

Post #9430673

Just gotta complain.
New computer and new mail.I loved Outlook Express.I could create group mails and send stuff to my garden followers.
I have Outlook now,its Mail Merge in order to do that.
PLUS i have a cordless mouse but the pad cursor on this laptop keeps jumping into the middle of messages. Wish I could disable it.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 25, 2013
5:14 AM

Post #9430676

Keeping this computer for awhile, but they do have a limited life...

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 25, 2013
5:28 AM

Post #9430692

This is my last one.The set up stress is too much. Bad vision and inability to crawl under the desk will put me out of commission.
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

February 25, 2013
11:25 AM

Post #9431189

Just got my new computer! The monitor will come at the end of the week (I hope). No time to start the set up until the weekend anyway.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 25, 2013
11:45 AM

Post #9431213

The planets are aligned and I think I am done.Just searching for address book and figuring out how to re establish my groups.
DDand I started Sat AM

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 25, 2013
12:29 PM

Post #9431261

What did you get, Mem?

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 25, 2013
12:32 PM

Post #9431271

Hope both of you have good luck with your new babies...

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 25, 2013
12:39 PM

Post #9431290

Can't stop laughing
http://www.nj.com/middlesex/index.ssf/2013/02/pastafarian_refuses_to_take_sp.html

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

February 25, 2013
12:54 PM

Post #9431306

It takes all kinds to make the world go round!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 25, 2013
1:16 PM

Post #9431331

Hee hee!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 25, 2013
1:24 PM

Post #9431343

Wow - 20 years ago today was the first WTC bombing.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 25, 2013
2:53 PM

Post #9431449

ROTFL...wish I had been there for that!


can't believe it's been 20yrs already!
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

February 25, 2013
6:06 PM

Post #9431670

I got a refurbished HP with a full warranty with Windows 7. HP Pavilion HPE H8-1230Z Desktop, 8-Core, 8GB Ram, 1TB HD, BluRay, 1GB Video I ordered a monitor and hope it will come before the weekend so I can set up the new system before this one dies.

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

February 25, 2013
6:10 PM

Post #9431675

Good move, Memory!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 25, 2013
6:21 PM

Post #9431684

Nice! Wow - the 8GB ram will keep things speedy.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 25, 2013
6:24 PM

Post #9431688

I bought a refurb for the light show.. works great.. hope yours is great too Memory

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 25, 2013
6:25 PM

Post #9431689

My cousin's daughter won a Presidential scholarship to Hofstra. Nice.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 25, 2013
6:27 PM

Post #9431690

that's awesome!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 25, 2013
6:39 PM

Post #9431695

Yes! Approx 3/4 scholarship. Her and her sisters have had a tough time the past few years with a messy divorce of the parents.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 25, 2013
6:48 PM

Post #9431713

Wow - no words.

http://washingtonexaminer.com/tim-carney-an-awful-loss-a-beautiful-life-a-daunting-task/article/2522421

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 26, 2013
1:33 AM

Post #9431939

Its in the wind.Walmart was a in trouble.The mega stores are in trouble.
http://www.alternet.org/economy/after-ruining-america-era-giant-chain-stores-over?page=0,0

an after article
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1vQhCHelJE
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

February 26, 2013
5:53 AM

Post #9432051

Congrats to your cousin's daughter, Victor

An inspiring story about little John Paul.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 26, 2013
7:47 AM

Post #9432219

That's a great scholarship...cannot believe the cost of a college education...hope my grandkids study hard or are very athletic...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 26, 2013
8:26 AM

Post #9432291

That's great Victor


Whew I was wiped out yesterday went to eye doctor and all the scanning and lights gave me a migraine and then they dilated my pupils so the drive home was no fun and I was no use doing any paperwork I couldn't see, so I took a nap...geez never had that kind of reaction before, Now I have a pile of work. My accountant is driving me crazy, asking all these questions when she had reviewed everything in Dec, why didn't you ask questions then and I could have adjusted it back then?

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 26, 2013
12:36 PM

Post #9432592

Jen, I had an awful time 2 years ago after my eyes were dilated...I, too, had never had that kind of problem. My appt. last fall was with a new doctor in the practice...I told her what happened & she knew the med that caused the problems...it's one they put in so your eye doesn't burn after the dilation med...she didn't use it, & I was perfectly fine...please, call the office & tell them what happened & see if they used that on you.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 26, 2013
12:56 PM

Post #9432635

thanks for the info

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 26, 2013
12:59 PM

Post #9432638

with the storm coming I am on the verge of a migraine as well
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

February 26, 2013
1:28 PM

Post #9432664

One of my twins passed out after having his eyes dilated. Scary!!!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 26, 2013
1:29 PM

Post #9432665

wow really??.. I had no idea
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

February 26, 2013
1:47 PM

Post #9432682

Something in the drops affected him. But, then he also has to be lying down when he has blood taken.

I probably should have my eyes checked. It's been a few years(read that as quite a few).

Playing volleyball tonight. Will be my last match cuz I'll be gone for a month. Will miss playoffs. The team we are playing tonight has several of my former students. One of them played on Rowan U team. Oh, yeah, we are TOAST!!! LOL.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 26, 2013
3:55 PM

Post #9432844

good luck!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 26, 2013
4:41 PM

Post #9432889

Have fun, Jan! Hope you feel better, Jen.

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 26, 2013
6:10 PM

Post #9432981

Let's hope the air pressure lets all the headaches get better.

Tonight is the last night I'm allowed to take pain medications or drink any alcohol :( until Mid march. I'm having a day surgery in March intended to restore my smile because having the triplets caused a bad Bells Palsy 19 years ago. It is called a platysectomy. The surgeon severs the outside of the neck muscle.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 26, 2013
6:12 PM

Post #9432982

wow best of luck to you

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 26, 2013
6:26 PM

Post #9432998

Whoa - good luck, Rose!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

February 26, 2013
6:30 PM

Post #9433003

Good luck with that Rosemary!!
Hope you are feeling better Jen, I know how migraines can be.

Saw this on facebook it's a good one... http://www.viddler.com/embed/70d1d214/?f=1&offset=0&autoplay=0&secret=48017121&disablebranding=0

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 26, 2013
6:47 PM

Post #9433035

aaaaaawwwwwwww

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 27, 2013
2:40 AM

Post #9433266

Congrats Victor on your cousin's daughter!!

Good luck Rose!!!

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

February 27, 2013
4:20 AM

Post #9433294

Ditto Pixie! Good morning all!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 27, 2013
4:35 AM

Post #9433302

Good morning Louise, how is the weather, if I dare ask?

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 27, 2013
5:37 AM

Post #9433333

Don't ask, Pixie...it's definitely not snowing! My stepson is loving Sarasota, even though his wife is still in a nursing home. He's been fishing, birding, enjoying that wonderful FL winter. Rosemary, best of luck with the surgery...will be nice to have your smile back.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 27, 2013
6:20 AM

Post #9433396

Best of luck Rosemary!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 27, 2013
7:14 AM

Post #9433446

Good luck with the surgery Rosemary


I my loopy-ness is gone but now I'm fighting a cold...every time I'm in a drs office...I really have to remember to take Airborne next time I go to 1
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

February 27, 2013
8:24 AM

Post #9433521

Praying for a successful surgery, Rosemary!

I think we definitely played up last night. First game was close unless they were just toying with us, but I don't think so. After losing the first two games we then just played around and mixed up the teams. Fun to have my 'students' set me up. Felt good!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 27, 2013
8:37 AM

Post #9433540

Nice to see the former students & to play some volleyball...sounds like you had a great time.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

February 27, 2013
9:37 AM

Post #9433625

I was never good at Volleyball or any sport for that matter!

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

February 27, 2013
10:21 AM

Post #9433661

Beautiful day here, Celeste...sorry 😎. 😇

Marilyn, we plan to head up to the Sarasota area very soon to do our annual Selby Gardens visit. On Sunday our realtor is doing an open house, so we will get outta Dodge for the day, and it is supposed to be in the 60s, just perfect for a doggy day trip.

Jan, it is awesome that you still play vollyball, and I'm sure it was great fun to reconnect with your former students. Bravo

Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

February 27, 2013
10:31 AM

Post #9433681

Amazingly, I didn't hurt myself this year either.

Have fun at Selby, DB.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 27, 2013
1:09 PM

Post #9433854

Selby sounds just the thing! Enjoy yourselves.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 1, 2013
4:13 AM

Post #9435174

ooohh JoAnn

http://www.hummingbirds.net/map.html

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 1, 2013
5:24 AM

Post #9435211

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

March 1, 2013
5:59 AM

Post #9435253

I always look forward to your posting of that map.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 1, 2013
8:31 AM

Post #9435411

The last time I looked there were no dots.Yippeee.they are on their way.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

March 1, 2013
11:33 AM

Post #9435574

Just went to a luncheon with an eighth grade class and paired up with a girl who likes to crochet. She is also a farm girl, likes biology and gardening. I showed her how to make a crocheted flower and she showed me how to make one out of duct tape. She had a duffle bag loaded with 29 different rolls of tape. A veritable cornucopia of duct tape. My grandy will be sooo proud of me cuz she is also a duct tape aficionado.

Finishing up laundry and getting my roots done tonight, then packing tomorrow morning so I can fly to Oregon. DDIL's surgery has been postponed two days because there are electrical problems in the OR.

No results yet from baby Thomas's tests. I had him this morning so his mommy could go to the gym. Gracious, he will be sooo big when I get back in a month! What a cutie pie he is!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 1, 2013
11:41 AM

Post #9435577

Did I miss something... what tests for the baby?

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 1, 2013
12:53 PM

Post #9435625

Have a safe trip, Jan.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

March 1, 2013
5:57 PM

Post #9435939

Thank you!!!!! I am sure I will. Layover in Minneapolis St Paul will get to portland about midnight.
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

March 1, 2013
6:38 PM

Post #9435971

I'm on my new PC. I left the new monitor at work even though I wrote sticky notes to remind me to take it home. I thought I would get faster internet with a better computer. I'm not sure it is any faster. :(

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 1, 2013
8:11 PM

Post #9436064

Check your Internet speed, Mem. Many sites do it. Maybe that is your problem.

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 2, 2013
9:24 AM

Post #9436449

My kids have finally thrown out their duck tape wallets :) You can expect this generation of kids to still take duck tape with them to college.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

March 2, 2013
9:52 AM

Post #9436461

Target sells dozens of kinds of pretty plastic tape- Now I know why.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 2, 2013
5:31 PM

Post #9436898

Have a safe trip Jan!!

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

March 2, 2013
6:09 PM

Post #9436926

Hank and I really enjoyed meeting Roses are Red and her DH today. They were passing through on their way to the Beach, so we met for lunch. They are Keepers! 😄

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

March 2, 2013
6:11 PM

Post #9436929

Yes, Jan...be safe and I hope DDIL's surgery goes well.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 3, 2013
5:55 AM

Post #9437180

How nice, Louise! Friends of mine went to Sanibel last week, his brother lives there year round...

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 3, 2013
5:55 AM

Post #9437181

Just read no rescue or recovery for the sink-hole tragedy.
They are just leaving him in there.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 3, 2013
6:00 AM

Post #9437187

What a way to go...really bizarre!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 3, 2013
6:44 AM

Post #9437243

DD#1 Lives in Fla and says the whole state is a sponge.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 3, 2013
8:15 AM

Post #9437394

True...newscast had a US map in red where sinkholes could appear...the entire state of FL was red...no red in CT, probably because of the bedrock being granite...

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 3, 2013
8:20 AM

Post #9437400

Just something of possible interest...my son's FIL owned Waterbury Companies, & one of the factories was Waterbury Button, they made brass buttons for every possible use...the rare ones are in Mattatuck Museum, but Garret framed a few interesting ones for his office...Titanic uniforms & Confederate Army replicas are a few he has framed...

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luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 3, 2013
8:32 AM

Post #9437417

That's a pretty cool thing to have Marilyn.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

March 3, 2013
11:44 AM

Post #9437542

Like old buttons!
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

March 3, 2013
12:21 PM

Post #9437558

Me too. I have been to the Museum in Waterbury and they have a completely fabulous button collection on display.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 3, 2013
1:00 PM

Post #9437611

Yep, all from the same company...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 3, 2013
1:01 PM

Post #9437612

My grandmother was a beader. She actually worked on First Lady Wilson's dress for the second inauguration.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 3, 2013
1:02 PM

Post #9437613

Wow...very difficult craft!

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

March 3, 2013
3:17 PM

Post #9437760

Those are very nice, Marilyn, and very attractively presented. We have some antique brass buttons - mostly military, and I'm thinking they too were likely made in Waterbury. I love the look of them too.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 4, 2013
4:57 AM

Post #9438106

When Carl still owned the company, my son got him to make the brass buttons that are for the Masters Golf Tournament...Garret gave them to my brother who was a rabid golfer before the Parkinson's attacked him...
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

March 4, 2013
9:23 AM

Post #9438382

Very interesting about the buttons!!!

Louise, glad you got to meet RRR and her DH. I agree, they are keepers!!

Thank you, all. Frosty here this morning, but sun shining brightly. Learning the routine and directions to places. Fell in love with my new grandson. He is very cute. They are finding 'holes' in his development. He seems to be a happy kid and obedient. DDIL says that there was abuse from his grandmother including possible shaken baby which would explain some of the developmental holes. He's very coordinated. He is fitting in with DS's family. Markus's father seems to be happy with my son and DIL so will be allowing the adoption to proceed. Please continue to pray. Also for DDIL's surgery. She is very freaked out about it, but keeps hearing great things about the surgeon. That relieves her somewhat.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 4, 2013
9:35 AM

Post #9438395

Glad you got to meet RRR and her hubby...we love them!!!!



Jan23 wrote:

DDIL says that there was abuse from his grandmother including possible shaken baby
How terrible!!!! will be praying

Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

March 4, 2013
10:00 AM

Post #9438429

Thank you, dear.
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

March 4, 2013
10:01 AM

Post #9438432

Someone should shake that Grandmother! Prayers on the way.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

March 4, 2013
10:22 AM

Post #9438456

Thank you. The father can't take care of his son, but also knew he didn't want his mother caring for the boy either. Markus is 6 yr.old. He will probably be in kindergarten next year, too.

My fifteen yr old grandson has grown so much. He has to duck going through some doors. Someone at church yesterday had found a pair of size 19 Nike shoes and gave them to Nick. He was very excited. What a blessing. I need to be on the look out for pants with a 38" inseam.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 4, 2013
10:29 AM

Post #9438459

HOLEY MOLEY that is one tall kid!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 4, 2013
12:13 PM

Post #9438568

Jan my DIL is a nurse and works with kids that are severely mentally challenged most are from abuse. She said one of the hardest parts is when the abusive biological parent wants the child back and gets them. Keeping your son in my prayers for a wonderful outcome!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 4, 2013
12:49 PM

Post #9438602

Markus is a lucky child to be adopted into such a wonderful home your son & DIL will give him...praying for the family...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 4, 2013
1:11 PM

Post #9438630

Wow, prayers, Jan.

Horrible stories in the news. First, the couple doing to the hospital to give birth and they get killed in a car crash. Baby was taken, but died a day later.

Closer to home, only miles away, a woman stabbed her daughter repeatedly then stabbed herself to death. Girl was found hours later, but somehow survived. Bizarrely, the woman's sister had killer her own son!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 4, 2013
4:21 PM

Post #9438839

So sad...precisely why I don't watch the news!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

March 4, 2013
5:52 PM

Post #9438946

Thanks everybody!!!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 5, 2013
9:47 AM

Post #9439555

if anyone has an ACE hardware nearby.. here is for a free quart of paint
http://www.acehardware.com/coupon/
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

March 5, 2013
11:04 AM

Post #9439619

Thanks for the coupon!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 5, 2013
1:07 PM

Post #9439757

more good deals.. I don't have these but they look nice.. 3 LED lanterns for $20.00 on HSN

http://www.hsn.com/products/olde-brooklyn-antique-style-led-lantern-trio/7089531

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 6, 2013
5:17 AM

Post #9440420

Really love those!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

March 6, 2013
5:45 AM

Post #9440449

hahaha... My dear sweet MIL whose memory is going fast, is semi obsessed with those...many repeated notes and questions about "where can I get old brooklyn lamps?" She is sure that her kids need them.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

March 6, 2013
7:49 AM

Post #9440582

Late to this thread. Good luck with your surgery, rosemary.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 6, 2013
9:09 AM

Post #9440689

so much for that headache excuse...

http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/health/2013/03/06/sex-may-cure-migraine-well-painkillers/7KQZkNp8408Djf2RhbGJMN/story.html

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 6, 2013
9:26 AM

Post #9440720

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

March 6, 2013
11:08 AM

Post #9440813

I actually already knew that...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 6, 2013
12:00 PM

Post #9440872

but does your husband know?

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

March 6, 2013
12:07 PM

Post #9440884

Bill, may I speak to Cindy... Were you the author of that study?

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 6, 2013
12:50 PM

Post #9440938

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

March 6, 2013
1:35 PM

Post #9440992

Heehee

DIL is now out of surgery. It went well. Her surgeon suffered a torn ACL over the weekend and is getting around on crutches. That must have hurt, to stand for 4 hours.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 6, 2013
1:36 PM

Post #9440994

Good luck!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 6, 2013
1:44 PM

Post #9440999

i was not the author - (i have sent it to hank)
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

March 6, 2013
1:53 PM

Post #9441012

Thank you!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 6, 2013
3:02 PM

Post #9441068

Happy things went well...big relief, Jan! As a migraine sufferer, sex is the last thing you would want...it's like having the worst bout of flu with pounding pain...having a baby was much less pain!

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

March 6, 2013
5:02 PM

Post #9441186

I agree, Marilyn! And Bill...Hank has more headaches than I do. LOL. But,...oh never mind. 😜

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 6, 2013
5:28 PM

Post #9441224

ROTFL

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 6, 2013
5:41 PM

Post #9441240

hehe

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 6, 2013
6:09 PM

Post #9441264

Yeah all the above and most of the time the headache only goes away for about three minutes or so then it come back...
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 6, 2013
7:03 PM

Post #9441329

well now you can tell him you have the cure! :)
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 6, 2013
7:24 PM

Post #9441340

One of my favorite ads was at a bus stop in Canada, it was a picture of a bottle of Tylenol with the caption "tonight honey"

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 6, 2013
7:31 PM

Post #9441345

Funny!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 7, 2013
5:37 AM

Post #9441627

Ugh. MIL had to be brought to ER last night. The other foot is now red, swollen and very painful. The ordeal never ends.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 7, 2013
5:58 AM

Post #9441644

tough situation

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 7, 2013
7:08 AM

Post #9441718

Oh, no...I'm sorry to hear that...that poor woman...she must be very depressed about the whole situation.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 7, 2013
7:29 AM

Post #9441743

Sorry to change the mood here but I will only be a minute.
I need to rant about the Daves Garden survey.It is the creepiest and most annoying thing I have encountered.I have visited at least 10 websites of various things and each one pops a survey up so nI have top shut it in order to go on with my business.

I thought they paid a decent salary to market researchers to dothat stuff and leave the customers alone.

Thanks I feel better now.
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

March 7, 2013
10:25 AM

Post #9441878

You are welcome.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

March 7, 2013
12:13 PM

Post #9441965

that hasn't hit here as yet. Hope they don't read that. snow still coming, but the road is clear. Hope that it calms down. Winds are still strong.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

March 7, 2013
12:22 PM

Post #9441976

Victor, praying for your MIL.

DDIL had a rough night and is in a LOT of pain. They are trying different combinations of pain killers. IV morphine, Valium, flexer-something and oxycodone. May have to go to oral morphine stronger dose. She has been crying constantly and having spasms and pain shooting down her legs. May do an MRI this evening to see if there is a hematoma. They turned her to the other side a bit ago and she seems to be relaxing a bit. Please pray for some comfort for her and less pain. I feel helpless.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 7, 2013
12:26 PM

Post #9441981

Thanks, Jan. doing the same for you and your DDIL. Probably Flexiril, a muscle relaxer.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 7, 2013
1:02 PM

Post #9442017

Awful, Jan...pain shouldn't be so hard to control in a hospital...sorry to say they didn't give my Mom enough meds, either.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 7, 2013
2:51 PM

Post #9442149

so sorry to hear that.. prayers being sent now

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 7, 2013
3:55 PM

Post #9442189

Awe, thats horrible, will include both of your loved ones and you in my prayers.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 7, 2013
5:35 PM

Post #9442289

Definitely adding your DIL to prayers Jan.
Victor adding your MIL again to, hoping for a better outcome for her.

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 7, 2013
6:12 PM

Post #9442320

We also enjoyed lunch in Fort Myers with Louise and Hank (DonnieBrook). Not posting much while my laptop is being fixed. Don't want to take too much time away from some one else's computer. Hope to see them and others here at Jan's swap in South Jersey. Our house can be an overnight stop for those who need to travel further north and would like a break to sleep.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

March 7, 2013
6:31 PM

Post #9442346

We have a room available also and space in the yard if you want to camp..

Charles called a little bit ago and they took Royale down for an MRI. Yes, it was flexeril. Will keep you posted when I know something.

Results show a leak of spinal fluid which is causing pressure on all her nerves. Not a hematoma. No wonder the pain med cocktails were ineffective. Heading back in to surgery in the morning. Covering your continued prayers and concern.

This message was edited Mar 7, 2013 11:27 PM

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 8, 2013
3:47 AM

Post #9442574

Praying that this surgery will be a successful solution.

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

March 8, 2013
4:12 AM

Post #9442581

Prayers from here too, Jan. keeping you all close in thought as well.

Teri, hope you get your computer up and running soon. So glad to see you are home safe and sound! We sure loved meeting you both.

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 8, 2013
4:23 AM

Post #9442586

Prayers for Jan's DIL.

Prayers for Victor's MIL

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 8, 2013
4:53 AM

Post #9442601

Jan, hoping things are better for your DIL!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 8, 2013
6:50 AM

Post #9442701

yes hope the DIL is doing better!

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

March 8, 2013
7:24 AM

Post #9442740

prayers from here as well. quite a few people needing recovery this winter.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 8, 2013
9:42 AM

Post #9442862

Thanks all. She was released and needs to follow up with vascular docs next week.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

March 8, 2013
10:28 AM

Post #9442886

Good news, Victor.

Just heard, second surgery to drain a 5x4cm void of spinal fluid and blood is scheduled for 2pm PST. Since Hope and Markus don't have school today and it will be in the 50's this afternoon we are going to the zoo. Markus didn't know what a zoo was, so this will be quite an adventure!!!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 8, 2013
10:51 AM

Post #9442902

Praying everything goes well with 2nd surgery

glad your mil was released

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

March 8, 2013
2:58 PM

Post #9443112

Good news, Victor!

Jan, sending a hug and praying all will be well with your DDIL. How was the trip to the zoo?

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 8, 2013
3:32 PM

Post #9443141

glad to hear it Victor.. hope the zoo was good Jan.. will keep praying for her!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 8, 2013
4:15 PM

Post #9443191

Yes, Jan...praying she's fine...And hopefully you & your wife must be feeling better about things, Victor...
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

March 8, 2013
4:23 PM

Post #9443204

Just got back from the zoo. Fun times, spring is in the air and some of the animals were kind of frisky, especially the giraffes. There was a sweet, baby elephant named Lily. She was born the end of November. Markus was looking forward to seeing the giraffes and got excited when he came around a corner and saw one.

DS called right after we got home and said Royale was out of surgery. The surgeon did not find spinal fluid, thankfully, but a little blood and other clear fluid, so he put in a drain. Apparently he looked very thoroughly for spinal fluid, but the team watched as tissue fluids filled in the void. He told DS some people are juicier(for lack of a better word). He is leaving for Phoenix for a conference and wants to keep her in the hospital til he gets back on Monday. This surgeon has been recommended by many especially other health professionals as the one they would want. feel very confident with him.

Thank you all for your support.

This message was edited Mar 8, 2013 7:25 PM

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 8, 2013
4:26 PM

Post #9443208

confident in who is helping you means a lot.. best to her!

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 8, 2013
5:20 PM

Post #9443250

Sounds positive!

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

March 8, 2013
5:55 PM

Post #9443270

Happy to hear that, Jan! Also happy that your outing to the zoo was fun. Still sending prayers and a hug!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 8, 2013
7:06 PM

Post #9443345

Glad to hear things are looking better for Jan and Victor loved ones!
I love the zoo, can't wait to take Domenic this year.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 9, 2013
5:25 AM

Post #9443581

Good news, Jan...haven't been to Bronx Zoo in many years...my grandkids go every year, Grant loves the snakes.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

March 9, 2013
11:29 AM

Post #9443867

So, PT came in this morning and was able to have her get out of bed and stand and move a bit. So, we are now at the point we had hoped to be on Thursday. Recovery starts now! Charles and I are switching places tonight, so he can get a full night's sleep and spend time with the kids. Ugh, time change tonight!!!

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

March 9, 2013
11:33 AM

Post #9443876

Wonderful news, Jan! Hang in there...I can't imagine how tired you must be.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 9, 2013
12:31 PM

Post #9443938

Not easy!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

March 9, 2013
1:14 PM

Post #9443974

Hahaha, methinks the tired part hasn't even started yet!!

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

March 9, 2013
4:59 PM

Post #9444224

Oh Dear! Take care of yourself too!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

March 9, 2013
10:16 PM

Post #9444423

Things are progressing nicely. She has gotten out of bed twice so far this evening, since her catheter was removed. Second time was easier than the first. The drainage is slowing down, so I think the surgeon will be pleased on Monday. Pain levels are lower, too. Praising God

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 10, 2013
5:15 AM

Post #9444514

So glad to finally hear that Jan! Prayers for a smooth recovery from here on!!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 10, 2013
5:17 AM

Post #9444516

So happy to hear the good news, Jan...

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

March 10, 2013
6:50 AM

Post #9444575

I'm glad that she is feeling better.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 10, 2013
7:43 AM

Post #9444629

Good sign the pain levels are lower, will make the PT easier.

I've been trying to convince my husband that if he rearranged the family room (his man cave) it would double in size and we would have more room for over a year or more. I finally talked him in to it by using the grandkids as leverage...explained that the girls would be able to do there gymnastics and flips and Domenic (his little buddy) would have more room to play and crawl/walk around...worked like a charm...sectional was delivered today!!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 10, 2013
8:16 AM

Post #9444668

Saw this at Cracker Barrel .. Had to have it

Thumbnail by onewish1
Click the image for an enlarged view.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 10, 2013
8:50 AM

Post #9444708

Enjoy the new furniture, Ronnie...Allison, that's so cute! Hope the chimes are sweet-sounding.

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 10, 2013
10:12 AM

Post #9444774

Lots of nice Callas on sale here:

http://allthingsplants.com/thread/view/15279/2013-Group-Buy-Co-op-Pacific-CALLAS/#new_post
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

March 10, 2013
3:51 PM

Post #9445067

Heehee, Ronnie. Whatever it takes!

Cute, Allison

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 10, 2013
4:21 PM

Post #9445087

That's cute Allison I'd love one in a teapot!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 10, 2013
4:38 PM

Post #9445103

lots of em

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias=aps&field-keywords=teapot wind chime

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 10, 2013
8:09 PM

Post #9445309

Cool thanks!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 10, 2013
8:30 PM

Post #9445327

Check out Flea Market Gardening page on facebook, great ideas, with plates, saucers, fairy gardens, etc... too stinking cute!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 11, 2013
6:45 AM

Post #9445582

out xcountry skiing yesterday and came across a garter snake - a little early as there is still a foot of snow on the ground and bad for the snake as a snowmobile had run it over and injured it severely.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 11, 2013
8:25 AM

Post #9445724

Whoa! Snakes are coldblooded...they shouldn't be out until April...that was a real dumb one...My son called last night & said his 8 year was jumping moguls at Mt. Snow, & running her skis down the steel bars & jumping...Ulp...glad I didn't see that!

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

March 11, 2013
12:46 PM

Post #9445997

Eek!...all the way around.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 11, 2013
1:10 PM

Post #9446011

I love snakes!

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

March 11, 2013
2:10 PM

Post #9446083

Dear Victor, I cannot profess to be surprised! I recall that it is deer that you abhor. 😉

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 11, 2013
2:10 PM

Post #9446084

Like em here too...my son had many as a pet when he was a kid.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 11, 2013
2:42 PM

Post #9446137

I like most things people hate, including spiders, sharks, snakes, lots of bugs.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

March 11, 2013
3:21 PM

Post #9446175

Don't like spiders near me, but, yet I am drawn to their webs in fascination. I like to feel snake skin.

Is it the practice at hospitals now to only have 'room service'? When DDIL wants a meal she calls room service, orders, and it arrives very quickly and freshly made. We are impressed with the service and the staff and the care she has been receiving. Granted, one of us has stayed with her 24/7. Looks like she will come home tomorrow. The surgeon removed her drain this afternoon and she will get a shower this evening. Feel like a new woman she will. Heehee.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 11, 2013
3:24 PM

Post #9446179

wow that's nice.. better than getting your food delivered while you are napping

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 11, 2013
3:29 PM

Post #9446189

My Mom had her food delivered when she was sleeping...but, I must say it was much better than the the last time I was in the hospital...cooked fresh...everything I was given was frozen cardboard...

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

March 11, 2013
3:48 PM

Post #9446213

Man , Jan! premium service! That's news to me.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 11, 2013
4:10 PM

Post #9446240

It was like that here too, a big menu, order whatever you want, just has to be within 3-4 hours of mealtime. Otherwise sandwiches, etc are always available. Glad to hear she is moving along!

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

March 11, 2013
4:17 PM

Post #9446244

Great news, Jan! It will be nice to all be together at home instead of splitting time between home and hospital. She will be in great hands!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 11, 2013
4:29 PM

Post #9446252

these coasters look like a nice rainy day thing to do with kids

http://beta.abc.go.com/shows/the-chew/blogs/Craft-Corner/Clinton-Craft-Corner-Coasters-Calendar

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

March 11, 2013
8:23 PM

Post #9446470

last time I has a 'menu' to cross off things for the next meal. the time before I had jello which tasted like soap.

Glad that she is on the mend.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 11, 2013
8:43 PM

Post #9446484

When I was in the hospital after having my kids, you could order anything you wanted off the menu
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

March 11, 2013
11:02 PM

Post #9446540

Thanks, guys! What a difference a day makes!!! Drain removed, IV removed, shower taken, 2PT sessions then we walked the hall ourselves this evening.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 12, 2013
3:26 AM

Post #9446590

Prayers are being asked again...Adam is in the hospital and not doing well. I don't believe he will be going home this time. The tumors are pressing on his CNS and causing a great deal of pain. He is now hooked up to a morphine pump and his parents have issued DNR orders and no more aggressive treatments. Please pray for mercy and relief of pain for this baby. He is not even 2 years old yet and has had to endure more than most of us will in our lifetimes. Thank you friends. :,(

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2013
3:47 AM

Post #9446598

will pray for poor Adam.. I have no words .. feel terrible

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

March 12, 2013
4:19 AM

Post #9446612

Oh dear boy, so much in a short lifetime. Pray for his parents as well who have to watch his troubles.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2013
4:53 AM

Post #9446626

Of course.

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 12, 2013
5:02 AM

Post #9446629

Yes, exactly as you ask, prayers, Celeste. I was afraid to ask you how he's doing. I am also praying for the purity of love-- that you may all be blessed by the brightness of it, which he has borne so well, though he is but a little vessel.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

March 12, 2013
5:15 AM

Post #9446636

Celeste, so sorry for what you all have to had endure, and that to come...

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 12, 2013
5:16 AM

Post #9446638

So good to hear how well your DDIL is doing Jan!! Will pray with a prayer group for the dear little boy and his family, Celeste.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 12, 2013
5:45 AM

Post #9446652

prayers here celeste.

Glad she is doing so much better jan.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 12, 2013
6:05 AM

Post #9446673

I'm so sorry, Pixie...prayers for your entire family...

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2013
6:08 AM

Post #9446678

Jan good news for your DIL!

Celeste Adam hasn't left my heart of prayers in quite some time. Peace for all of you ((((♥))))

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2013
9:15 AM

Post #9446896

Always praying for Adam, I can't read the fb page without crying
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

March 12, 2013
12:16 PM

Post #9447061

Same here, Jen. So little to be enduring so much. Have been praying for his comfort level and peace. Difficult decisions. Hugs for you all.

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

March 12, 2013
1:30 PM

Post #9447148

prayers sent

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2013
5:08 PM

Post #9447370

Just had to share this♥ Made me cry beyond belief...I guess my granddaughter likes me!

Thumbnail by luvsgrtdanes
Click the image for an enlarged view.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2013
5:18 PM

Post #9447382

too sweet!!

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

March 12, 2013
6:17 PM

Post #9447443

So many conflicting feelings here for all. Happy for Jan's DDIL, very touched to read Ronnie's note from her Sophia, and heartbroken for little Adam's family. If there ever was a little saint, it is certainly Baby Adam. Praying for everything he needs and much comfort for his parents and family, including Celeste who has borne too much pain recently.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2013
6:21 PM

Post #9447450

I was fighting back tears thinking of Adam and family today at work.. way too much sadness .. Celeste I really wish we were closer

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2013
6:39 PM

Post #9447468

Adam and my note from Sophie made me feel so overly blessed today. We all have our burdens to bear but some are so much heavier than others...Celeste if I could help with yours I truly would ((((♥))))
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

March 12, 2013
8:33 PM

Post #9447597

Very sweet, Ronnie! Dear Celeste, hugs and prayers

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 13, 2013
3:25 AM

Post #9447711

Thank you all, my heart just breaks for this little family.They have a great support system and lil Adams Mom & Dad are great advocates for him. They have the last leg of the journey before them and this will be the hardest thing these two young parents will ever face. I'm praying for mercy for Adam and strength for his parents.

Jan im really glad your DDIL is doing so much better, thats some happy news and I needed it. :)

Ronnie, how sweet and how blessed are you to get such a special note!!! I'd keep that for ever.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 13, 2013
6:08 AM

Post #9447786

Prayers for all.

You may have heard about a truck that crashed into a house last night on LI, hitting the gas line and causing a huge fire. It was WC's neighbor! Luckily no one was seriously hurt. Must have sounded like a bomb. Scary.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 13, 2013
6:12 AM

Post #9447797

Ronnie, very sweet grandchild you have...the note is a keeper...Victor, that sounds scary...could have been a disaster. I agree, Allison...wish we were up in Maine to give whatever help we could...sad, sad times.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 13, 2013
7:34 AM

Post #9447890

and what are the chances that we would know the neighbor...what a small world!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 13, 2013
8:32 AM

Post #9447954

Where is everybody???

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 13, 2013
8:50 AM

Post #9447971

Hey, just wanted to let everyone know I'm back online. Don't have time right now to catch up or write much. I was without my computer for 2 weeks due to my hard drive nearly crashing. Had a new one installled, and everything's hunky dorey right now. I didn't get it set up for about a week after I got it. Was using my phone for getting online. Then I didn't get on here till now. Sorry I've been gone so long. I've missed you guys. I will get on Thursday night and start reading what I've missed. Getting ready for spring cleanup. Already started over a week ago. Last week was a washout with all the snow. It's all gone now. Yay!

Karen

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 13, 2013
9:20 AM

Post #9448000

Hi!!!

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

March 13, 2013
9:25 AM

Post #9448005

Victor, was WC's house affected? I'm so relieved he wasn't injured or worse.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

March 13, 2013
10:38 AM

Post #9448065

Glad you got your computer back, nuts

Scary stuff, Victor

DDIL is going home today. Yay!! Now the work begins!

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

March 13, 2013
10:39 AM

Post #9448066

Still some snow left in spots. Up to 47. 3 houses taken down on Plum Island. there used to be over 300 ft of beach, now the ocean is destroying porches & basements.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 13, 2013
10:47 AM

Post #9448077

How long are you staying out there, Jan?

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 13, 2013
12:12 PM

Post #9448128

Going to the Sussex Garden Show with Jessica (Gardadore..DG name) tomorrow. Should be fun.

http://www.njstatefair.org/springfest/springfest.cfm

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 13, 2013
12:23 PM

Post #9448135

Hi Karen!

No, WC was not affected. I will post a pic he sent me.

Argentinian pope. Another old guy!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 13, 2013
12:36 PM

Post #9448147

parents were from Italy so not really a full blooded Argentine (not Argentinian :) )

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 13, 2013
12:59 PM

Post #9448166

That makes it OK.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 13, 2013
1:27 PM

Post #9448190

what was the deal with the smoke?

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 13, 2013
1:56 PM

Post #9448213

Tradition.

He looks Italian.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 13, 2013
2:07 PM

Post #9448227

he looks Italian? his last name is Bergoglio, not irish that's for sure:)

i saw a breakdown of the cardinals who vote and a good 25% are from the small country of Italy - many more than the US, Africa or S. America - the fix is in :)

surprised they went for an older gentleman and not someone in his late fifties or sixties.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 13, 2013
2:19 PM

Post #9448239

Yes, Italy has a disproportionate number of cardinals. Even the first black pope will just look Sicilian. ;)

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 13, 2013
3:27 PM

Post #9448295

Missed you Karen, wondered where you were...



luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 13, 2013
3:47 PM

Post #9448321

I fell today over Winston...My BIL's dog was over for a play date and I was carrying out a bowl of water for them. Trying to avoid being jumped on by him I side stepped him right into Winston, and down I went. I spun around to try not falling backwards on my back and went down on my knee. It didn't hurt then but boy is it throbbing now. To top it all off the water went down the front of me and Winston thought I wanted to play with them!

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 13, 2013
3:56 PM

Post #9448330

Oh, no, Ronnie. Hope you didn't do any damage to your already fragile back!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 13, 2013
4:08 PM

Post #9448353

Glad you're back online, Karen...strange how the gull landed on the papal chimney just before Francis I was chosen...St. Francis of Asissi is always shown with a bird...Hope you have ice on that knee, Ronnie!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

March 13, 2013
4:22 PM

Post #9448368

Oh, Ronnie! Take care of it.

Hope you had fun at Sussex, RRR and gardadore.

I am here til the 28th, Jen. Taking a red eye home. Got Royale home, prescriptions filled, car unloaded. DS called and said he was picking up the kids, so my feet are up. Hmmm...wonder if new food is being brought tonight or if we are having leftovers. Just know that I am not the one doing it. I sat down and it hit me that I'm exhausted. Getting up every few hours to help her get to the bathroom or to reposition is like having a baby in the house. Speaking of babies, Thomas is 5 months old today.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 13, 2013
4:38 PM

Post #9448388

oh no .. sorry to hear it Ronnie.. Celeste & I both fell last week.. we are all batting a thousand

Jan just reading that running around exhausted me

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 13, 2013
5:49 PM

Post #9448440

Your a good MIL Jan!!

Thanks guys, always feel like a baby when I complain...sore but I think it will be OK, was more worried about my back.

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 13, 2013
6:03 PM

Post #9448457

You are one amazing energizer bunny, Jan.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

March 13, 2013
7:30 PM

Post #9448517

By the way, the news said that the new Pope is the son of Italian immigrants to Argentina.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

March 13, 2013
8:32 PM

Post #9448576

I always swore that I would never be 'that' MIL. We are very thankful for all four of our DDIL's.

Just read a book to Markus on his momma's bed. He fell asleep. So did she. His daddy will put him to bed in the top bunk. I can do many things, but I think I would need surgery after that.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 13, 2013
8:46 PM

Post #9448592

Hope you didn't hurt yourself too bad, Ronnie



Ok, tradition, but what does it MEAN?

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 14, 2013
3:35 AM

Post #9448716

The ballots are burned after each vote. Black smoke (straw is mixed with the ballots) indicates a failed ballot, white smoke means a new pope has been elected. "Since the cardinals meet in isolation, it's the only way to inform the public about the proceedings."
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 14, 2013
6:06 AM

Post #9448812

they use chemicals now for the colored smoke not straw anymore.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 14, 2013
6:26 AM

Post #9448835

And they tweet...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 14, 2013
6:27 AM

Post #9448838

Not from inside. No electronics allowed.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 14, 2013
6:31 AM

Post #9448847

True...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 14, 2013
2:15 PM

Post #9449380

Small world

hubby was working with a plumbing subcontractor and the plumber he ended up working with was the nephew of the fire chief at hubby's old fire house

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

March 14, 2013
7:55 PM

Post #9449755

Wow! That IS a small world story!

We spent a lovely day at Selby Gardens in Sarasota. The orchids were really pretty. Here are a few:

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RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 14, 2013
8:23 PM

Post #9449780

What a treat! So much to love at Selby Gardens, Louise. How fortunate you are to be there!

I'm back! Neck surgery called platysmectomy today required more skill from the surgeon than I had realized. Over a half hour of preparation having me make faces and 60 or more injections of anesthesia, then at least that long digging under the incision to find a muscle, slowly trim it, remove fat and collected tissue, and then roll the other muscles back, and reattach the medial muscles (the surgeon's term) before closing it. It's like my neck got a tummy tuck because I can tell even with swelling that there's less offending thickness, but the purpose is to improve facial mobility. I am off work for a few days to let the wound close and to recover, but I've had worse experiences.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

March 14, 2013
8:35 PM

Post #9449790

Good luck on your healing!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

March 14, 2013
8:37 PM

Post #9449791

Heal well, Rosemary! Glad you can feel a difference already.

Glad you enjoyed your Selby visit, Louise!!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 15, 2013
1:41 AM

Post #9449887

Lovely orchids Louise!!

Take it easy and heal Rose, hope it turns out as you hoped.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 15, 2013
2:39 AM

Post #9449899

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