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DustyDS
Sugar Valley, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 18, 2009
3:22 AM

Post #6154069

We are continued from here : http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/950351/

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defoecat
Pleasureville, KY
(Zone 6a)

February 18, 2009
3:41 AM

Post #6154141

Dusty thanks, I appreciate your comments. I need to realate some unusual things from the service today, if you will indulge me. I have from time to time felt the spirt world speaking to me, but today was extrodanory.

After the service at a little country church, the attendees were allowed to pass by the casket for their last goodbyes. After the attendees did that. the doors to the church were closed to allow the family a last farewell, then we filed out to the grave site. The funeral director related this next part to me, as well as input from DS who was a casket bearer. After the family left the church building, the doors were closed and the casket bearers and the funeral home director were preparing to move the casket to the grave site. When they came down the aisle of the church, the doors opened by themselves, and the casket bearers were virtually frozen in place for 5 minutes, and then there was a sense of urgency of getting to the grave site. A mourning dove perched on the apex of the tent, and stayed there until the service was over, and when I looked back from the car window as we were driving away,it was stil there. So I know without a doubt, that her exit from this life was attended by angels.

I hope you don't think I am weird for relating this, but I think Dusty can attest to having sprits all around us.
Antoinine
Cleveland Heights, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 18, 2009
3:53 AM

Post #6154199

Bonnie,

That is not strange at all. Try to get some rest and let your hubby know he's in my thoughts today.

Talk soon,

Toni
DustyDS
Sugar Valley, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 18, 2009
4:35 AM

Post #6154378

Bons...My heart is with you and your entire Family...GrandFather has been absent for a few days...Cookie asked me how he was doing...I told her he had not been home for a few days...I sent him to you...

I understand completely what happened...Yes...I live with a Spirit who is a great part of my days...
He happens to be my Great Great Grandfather, and I am honored to have him love me enough to be with me..He can be disconcerting to some if he chooses to show himself...and he has...many times...

We are all given signs if we take the time to look...I am pleased that you were able to see her...There were others nearby in the trees...
The Dove...The sign of Peace...She sat quietly and waited...She wanted you to know that **She who lies below** was at PEACE...and there will be Doves around her...It is not a sacrilege to spread corn on the gravesite and nearby...In my Peoples tradition...It is a good thing...Do it often...and for your own blessed Mother as well...Take food to them...not flowers unless they are perennials and will reseed...Or bushes that will provide winter food and spring nesting...Those are GrandFathers words...He asks that you do that...for the Mothers...

Be at Peace this night...







defoecat
Pleasureville, KY
(Zone 6a)

February 18, 2009
4:39 AM

Post #6154399

Thanks Dusty, I knew you would understand.
DustyDS
Sugar Valley, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 18, 2009
4:45 AM

Post #6154417

More than you will ever know my dear...
DustyDS
Sugar Valley, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 18, 2009
4:45 AM

Post #6154420

February is almost over... That means March will either roar in like the Lion or tiptoe like the Lamb...We shall see...I am praying for the Lamb...

I think this has been a difficult winter for all of us in so very many ways...
Some of us have lost income in one way or another, some have lost Family members, some have had other deep losses, all of which are incalculable...It has been a time of reflection for all of us...
Most of us on this Forum are elder...except for one in particular who is about to present us with a new male child... :-)) ROFLLLL

We see things alot differently than the youngers do...Things that were desperate 10 yrs ago...are not even in the running...Things we didn't know existed are now a dire necessity...(Depends??) LOL
We Baby Boomers are a rare breed...We actually fall into 2 decades... Those of us born in the 40's and those in the 50's...My first child was born in the early 60's...which was also a Boom that many don't realize... It came from the Korean War...It wasn't as large, but a real boom nonetheless...I think each and every one of us fit together here like the pieces to a well orchestrated puzzle...

Obviously we have our good days and our rotten days but we each are here to uphold each other through the rotten times as well as the blessed ones and the mediocre ones in between...

I just want to thank each and every one of you for being a major support system for me and mine through some tough times these last 4 yrs...
You all have been my lifeline...my reality check, and my sanity check...

May Creator greatly bless each and every one of you...and provide your needs...I love you all...


SPRING IS SPRINGING!!!! Neal Said so!!!
gemini_sage
Winchester, KY
(Zone 6a)

February 18, 2009
9:19 AM

Post #6154790

Yep! That's my story and I'm sticking to it! LOL

Bonnie, thank you for sharing that special experience. Not strange at all, just beautiful.
floweringchild
Jamestown, KY
(Zone 6a)

February 18, 2009
11:42 AM

Post #6154898

Bonnie, that is wonderful!!
Dusty, what wonderful words you do speak!
msrobin
Caneyville, KY
(Zone 6b)

February 18, 2009
12:34 PM

Post #6154993

Bonnie, I too believe in spirit signs.

Dusty, very eloquently said!

(((HUGS))) to all!

joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 18, 2009
1:09 PM

Post #6155089

Bonnie, so happy you got the special signs...puts a smile on my face and a song in my heart.

Dusty, thank you for those beautiful words, and I too want to thank you, my ORVG family for being there for me...I don't post too much, don't have much to say, but I always read and I feel close to all of you.

Hope you all have a wonderful day.

Cookie
defoecat
Pleasureville, KY
(Zone 6a)

February 18, 2009
1:59 PM

Post #6155213

I thought maybe one of you had already called the men in white jackets, that put those tailor made jackets on you before escorting you away. This is not the first time, I have had unearthly things happen, but usually just tuck them away and think about them and what it may mean. I think you have to be especially tuned in to be aware of some things like that.

Raining here today, and I don't know what, if anything I will do. Need to go to the grocery, but it is so yukky I think maybe it can wait a day or two. Probably just straighten the house, and take it easy. DH has come down with a nasty cold, so I don't think he will be doing much.

I have some work on the data base to do, so may just end up doing that. I will check in later.
Badseed
Hillsboro, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 18, 2009
2:09 PM

Post #6155240

((((Bonnie)))) I think at some time, we have all seen things that others might find unbelievable, things that make us question on our own eyes and things you just have to witness to believe.

Yesterday was somewhat decent so I went out to the garage and went through some more clothes and buckets looking for baby stuff. I also noticed both roof vents and a back panel had blown out of my older greenhouse. They can be fixed but it will be some work.

Hubby finished cleaning up the one chicken coop and put a new door and chicken wire on the top. Then he redid the door on the big coop and also that pen.

The kids rode their bikes on and off and played sports in the back yard, running in and out to warm up and eat. I sure wish it would warm up!

Today, Maddie's preschool is having a little baby shower for me. :) I have to shower in a minute and go to the church.

It stormed pretty hard here last night so the yard is even more wet! It's really windy this morning.

Basketball is officially over. YAY! Soccer sign ups are Sunday. We are debating what to do and hoping something good comes of the new President's housing/foreclosure plans.

I hope you all have a great day!
gemini_sage
Winchester, KY
(Zone 6a)

February 18, 2009
2:56 PM

Post #6155412

Bonnie, if they show up with the white coats, we'll be right there in the wagon with ya. We'd at least be in good company in the loony bin, LOL.

Chelle, sounds like y'all have done a really good job of keeping the girls routines up which is a great way for all of you to keep from thinking on the stresses too much. Little escapes are very good therapy. Have you got stuff going in the greenhouse yet? What ya got planned for this year?

(((Joyce))), that warm, fuzzy "Cookie Love" comes through whether you have much to say or not :-)

It was raining when I got up this morning (...grrrr...at 2:30 the first time!). I'm happy to see it, the leach field seeds got watered in nicely!

joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 18, 2009
3:03 PM

Post #6155447

Neal!! :O) I WILL be coming to see your flowers this year...you can count on it!
DustyDS
Sugar Valley, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 18, 2009
3:50 PM

Post #6155635

Good Morning all...45*, dark and dreary and misting rain...

I KNEW she would be coming with me Neal...no way would I be able to escape without her...LOL

If they were going to be calling white coats with fitted jackets, they would have got me along time ago...so I think the rest of you are safe...

I just went out to refill the squirrel chow, and took a walk in the spring rain...There are bulbs peeking out of the ground and shoots coming up from one of the pots in the pond...The fish are still low, but they are moving around...
*Something* opened the lid to the 5 gal bucket I have chow in...I had a 1/2 bag of yummys rolled up in there on top of the loose stuff, and the bag was torn...not chewed...torn...then when I came back to the side of the porch, I saw the remains of another dead Starling laying there...Just a wing and some feathers...no body...Anyone have a clue what may be lurking???

Rain or no rain today Miz Bons...I have to go back out in it to do my errands as soon as the mail runs...Your friendly neighborhood weather liars are predicting snow showers tonight and 50* by this afternoon... Interesting...At least I will be stocked up and can stay inside and play... I am going to get the paint for the hallways today, so that should keep me occupied next week...LOL

Let us know how it went Michele...

You all have a great day...
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 18, 2009
4:04 PM

Post #6155709

Bonnie, your DMIL made a grand exit, I think. :) What did your hubby make of it all?

Nothing much going on here, just staying in out of the rain and blah. I think I'll finally watch the DVD of Stephen King's It so I can get it back to NetFlix. Howie isn't into seeing this one, and I've been putting off watching it since it's a little over three hours long! Today's a good day for it, I think...If I don't nod off. LOL
Antoinine
Cleveland Heights, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 18, 2009
4:08 PM

Post #6155726

Good morning all. Dreary day here in Cleveland too. Not much going on. Just making some calls.

Great convo here this morning. I just love you guys in case I hadn't said so lately.

Gonna run and piddle around the crib for a while.
Marcy_1
New Madison, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 18, 2009
4:09 PM

Post #6155732

Good morning all.
((((((Bonnie))))))
Well you all talking about bulbs up, etc...I have to look today when I go out! I planted snow drops last fall, and am anxious to see if they are up. I saw on the news last night where some already had them blooming! Now...if I can just remember where I planted them??????? LOL!!! I WILL keep a journal this year...I WILL...I WILL!!!!!!
I finally have a dentist appt today for the tooth I lost...almost a month ago. And he probably won't even do anything, but tell me what needs to be done. I think he will send me to an oral surgeon to get the rest of it cut out...so we will see!
Nothing much to talk about here. I haven't been sleeping very good ...but last night..finally got a good night's sleep...yaaaay! Amazing how much better it makes one feel!
I think...since we will be in Kettering...that we will go to that Tuesday morning place...and the book store...P. Allen Smith has a new book out...came out on Feb. 10th...and I can't tell you the name of it..lol. But Dave said he would buy it for me for Valentine's Day.
Also want to stop at Trader Joe's...and have a look around.
My dentist is just across the street from all these places. And by that time it should be suppertime...so we plan to eat at Panera Bread Co...and then home.
I hope you all have a wonderful day!!

joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 18, 2009
5:27 PM

Post #6156107

Has anyone eaten at "First Watch"? I know there's one in Town & Country Marcy, cause I've seen it there close to Tuesday Morning. There's one in West Chester, too, but I've never tried it. I don't think I've ever heard of anyone who has...just wondering.

My kids used to go to a Dentist over that way...seems like his name was bean something...anyway, that's when they were living with my ex, he wasn't my dentist. I canceled my teeth-cleaning appt. for tomorrow. Just not what I can spend money on right now. :O( Is your appointment at tooth-hurty? ^_^
Badseed
Hillsboro, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 18, 2009
6:04 PM

Post #6156292

I've been home from the baby shower for about 20 minutes. It was really nice! I let all the little kids help open presents and they enjoyed that, except for a shy little girl that just loves Maddie.

I'm not even sure what all I have. The Minister's Grandson is the youngest of the 7 there and he had a great time helping me. Problem was, he wanted to shove everything into a stack as soon as it was opened so I might have missed some things. LOL

I do have two cases of diapers, one newborn and one size one. One bag has a velour lovey blanket with a rattling puppy head. The next bag has a doggie sleeper with doggie feet, four doggie bibs and five onsies with doggie prints and coordinating colors. The following bag has a pack of size 1 diapers, four pairs of socks and 3 onesies. Another bag has two Carter one piece short outifts, an orange one with a tiger and a striped one.

The next bag is the one little Ethan helped with so I had to see what all was there. :) There is a blue and brown striped onside with a matching bib and hat, a green onsie, trimmed in blue and covered with cars, a pale blue and white striped onesie with red trim that says "Super Baby", a long sleeved tshirt that says all star team with bulldogs and football, a long sleeved red and white striped shirt that says soccer training camp and lastly a blue velour sleeper with a teddy bear on the top and little bears on the feet. I love those!

I have one more mixed bag that one of the grandmas gave me but I've not even looked in it!

We also came home with cheese ball, a veggie tray, a bunch of cake, chocolate chip bars and...

I think it's nap time. LOL Gotta get hubby out the door and I'll bbl!
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 18, 2009
6:05 PM

Post #6156294

Oh, I love First Watch! The one at Morse & Hamilton in Gahanna is the one we've gone to. The servers have always been exceptionally friendly and the food is delicious. It's top notch!
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 18, 2009
6:07 PM

Post #6156304

Awwww, that shower must have been fun! It's sweet they did that for you! ":)
DustyDS
Sugar Valley, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 18, 2009
6:47 PM

Post #6156464

That is very sweet Michele...Things like that just don't happen often enough in todays world sad to say...My GrandFather used to say, **When you are in the bottom of the hole, don't look down...you know your feet are planted there...Look UP the light is there...**

The sun is actually trying to shine...a glimmer here and there...Well either the mail has not run yet, or I didn't get my SS check today as I should have...I am not real happy at the moment...I will check again in another 1/2 hour...I know they have the right address, as last months check came on time, and they just sent me a letter that I got on Monday verifying the amount of this check, and what my new monthly amount would be...It will be direct deposit next month, but with the changes they made, I didn't want to do it this month in case the amount was wrong, so they wouldn't be playing in my bank account...
Ohhhh welll... hopefully the mail is just late... :-(


taynors

taynors
Urbana, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 18, 2009
7:24 PM

Post #6156613

(((((Bonnie )))).
Dusty you have a wonderful way of telling things. I like your style lady. :)
Chelle so cute on the kids helping you open presents LOL
Marcy i m sorry your not sleeping well. ? i hope you get some sleep soon.
Neal i got my calla's ! cant wait :)
Toni don't you know that piddleing around your house makes a mess !!! missy ? LOL
Gw how is the weight loss ?
Things are good here
spent most day on phone with accountant and bank. Got things cleaned. Did my fat machine . watched Dog Whisperer.
made lunch sweet potato and soup
gonna do a excersise class tonight , kinda nervous. ?
drizzle rain here. no sun. windy and cold
have a great night

DustyDS
Sugar Valley, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 18, 2009
9:03 PM

Post #6157010

Well the lost is found...Sorta...Apparently Hamilton SS office screwed up...They direct deposited my check(S) plural, but the first one for my back bennies was returned??? and the one to go in today will be also...
They were missing the numeral 1 in front and behind my bank account number..To begin with, it was to have been MAILED but she went ahead and had it direct deposited...I find out today, there are to be TWO checks deposited..not just the one...Thats wonderful...except I have no money, and it can take from 1 to 5 DAYS to get it, once I CALL AGAIN TOMORROW now that the correct information has been inputed to their system...I am LIVID!!!!

Today has been a complete and total waste of my time...and Cookies car...not to mention the fact that now my bills are going to be late...
Thanks alot dear Govt agency...Oh .. By the way, when I called them and was on eternal ignore, there was a recording that said some garbage about $250 per individual coming in May sometime from the new administration...
dispatcher1
Seymour, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 18, 2009
10:37 PM

Post #6157365

$250.00 Wow! That will solve everyone's problems and fix the economy in one fell swoop!!! NOT!!!!!! Lou
DustyDS
Sugar Valley, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 19, 2009
1:18 AM

Post #6158169

Apparently that has to do with SS Lou...I dunno.. I don't think its the stimulus they were talking about...

I just found this local link...

http://www.whiotv.com/news/18743652/detail.html

This message was edited Feb 18, 2009 8:23 PM
Marcy_1
New Madison, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 19, 2009
2:12 AM

Post #6158465

Well thanks Dusty! I missed the news tonight as we weren't back from Dayton yet.
Every little bit helps! Sorry about your mix up on checks. Seems government is pretty good at that. I got my check through the mail...and one month...it didn't come at all. And I had to wait ..hmmm...think it was 5-7 days to even call them and say it was missing????? So then they reissued it ...and in the meantime...the other check arrived. Then I had to make a special trip to the office to return one. If I had to depend on that money, I would have been 'up a creek'!! Ohhhh...and to return the check, I had to take a number and sit in the waiting room for nearly an hour!
Anyway...good news! My tooth is back in my mouth!!!!! Yaaaay!!! He was able to fix it!! I am so relieved and happy!!! All except now..on Monday next, I have to go back down for a cleaning!
Joyce...yessssss...it's Dr. Bean!! That's my dentist!!! I have been going to him for years!!
And First Watch is definitely GOOD!!! They are only open till like 2 or 3 in the afternoon though.
I found a couple of garden books at Tuesday Morning...but that was about it.
Found some goodies at Trader Joe's too...and we ate at Panera Bread Co...then headed home...so it was a good day!


Edited to say I got the new P. Allen Smith book too..at Books and Co.!!!
And I liked your tooth hurty Joyce!! LOL! Glad mine didn't!


This message was edited Feb 18, 2009 9:15 PM
defoecat
Pleasureville, KY
(Zone 6a)

February 19, 2009
2:53 AM

Post #6158632

Checking in for the first time today, I think? Well it was a fairly laid back day. I did enter some more information into the cemetery data base, and straightened up the house, and took a nap.

We had left over food that the neighbors and friends had brought by, but I cooked a pot of great northrern beans. To me that is comfort food, and I think we both needed it. I opened a jar of corn relish that I had made this summer and served it with the beans, and it was delish!! Still have more food that needs to either be frozen or eaten. We gave a friend who stopped by this afternoon some chicken and about a half of a yummy looking chocolate cake. I didn't eat any of it, but it sure looked good. Don't worry, I kept an Italian Cream Cake, so I got the better end of the deal.

Chele, how cool the shower was. Sounds like you got some good gifts, and I hope you are pretty well stocked. Do you need anything that you haven't gotten? Speak up, you know we will be happy to furnish the necessaries.

Marcy, good news on the tooth, and the pun, whoever said it, tooth hurty appointment.

~~~ to everybody else, I think it will be an early night, seems like I still need to catch up on sleep.
floweringchild
Jamestown, KY
(Zone 6a)

February 19, 2009
4:22 AM

Post #6158968

I need more info on that stimulus check . How much is coming MY way??? lol
Not sure $250 would do it for me.

daylily_ohio
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 19, 2009
1:48 PM

Post #6159922

I'm off early this morning - taking a lesson in a hobby and it's an hour and a half drive away... and wouldn't you know it's snowing like crazy!

I was just wondering --- anyone hear from Jazzy lately?
Marcy_1
New Madison, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 19, 2009
3:37 PM

Post #6160416

Good morning all. The sun is shining...and it's COLD!! And a dusting of snow on the ground...AGAIN!!! We are at 19 degrees...yuk!
Flowering child...from what I read, ALL people on SS will get that one time amount?
I forgot to tell you all yesterday...when we were at Tuesday Morning store...and I was looking through the books, they had one on growing Marijuana!!!!!! Yes!!! Told just how to do it all...inside in your closet...or outside...in the cornfield!! I couldn't believe my eyes!
It's a strange world we live in now.
Well...going to try to get some things done around here today, that I have been putting off for a while.
I hope you all have a wonderful day! Keep smiling!!

joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 19, 2009
3:55 PM

Post #6160521

Oh, Marcy...Bill told me they're trying to get it legalized in California now. Wonder if that book would sell on ebay... ^_^

Wind sounds fierce today. At least the sun is shining a bit!
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 19, 2009
5:29 PM

Post #6160980

Looks like surgery on Mon 3/30. Will get 2nd opinion. He said this won't get better on its own and will progress. Bone spurs & herniated disc C6-C7 hitting nerves. Pthbt.
Kydaylilylady
Waddy, KY

February 19, 2009
5:43 PM

Post #6161029

No sun here right now. It's been snowing off and on this morning.

The insurance man told me to get an estimate on either fixing the greenhouse or replacing it. Since some of the PVC pieces are either cracked or broken I don't think fixing is an option. Fortunately I have outbuildings insured for $5000 so it looks like I might be getting a new greenhouse. That would be fine by me. I can keep the other parts of the broken greenhouse in case anything needs replacing in the future. I just need to get the estimate to the adjuster

DH decided last night that he needed to go back to the farm to check on a fresh heifer at 11:00. Said it wouldn't take more than 15 minutes and I could just ride over with him. Didn't particularly want to but slipped on a pair of low cut shoes and my town coat and got in the car. Figured he'd leave me at the house and he could take the 4-wheeler back to check on her. Well, we drove past the garage and he didn't stop so I figured he had her in the barn. We drove past the first barn and past the second barn and I finally had to ask if he had her up in the third barn. Nope, she's in the field. Now really, the field is not a field right now but looks like plowed ground where the cows have churned everything up including the road. The roadbed is solid but there must be 4 inches of mud on it right now and here we are fishtailing back through a sea of mud to look for a heifer. We found her and the calf was fine but interestingly enough, most farm roads don't have built in turn arounds for muddy days so obviously what goes in at a forward speed must regress in a reverse speed. So here we were at 11:15 fishtailing backwards back a muddy road and I'm watching wooden fence posts fly by my window mere inches from my face. I'm thinking just one fishtail... Then all of a sudden he's somehow aimed off the road just a few inches and the goose is cooked. We're in mud 6-7 inches deep and it's MY fault!!! I was supposed to tell him we were getting off the road??? Well, a few choice words were exchanged regarding responsible parties and drivers. He had a little time to cool off and realize the error of his ways while he wallered back to the barn to get the skid loader to come back and push the car back on the road. 31 years and the man never ceases to amaze me!!!

Marcy, down here all you got to do is throw those seeds in the fence rows. They don't call an area in our county Hempridge for nothing. By in the 60's I'm told our county maps were circulated far and wide with the best places circled for where it was growing wild. Glad they were able to fix the tooth. Last one I had broke off back last spring they had to pull because it broke off below the gum. Since I haven't lost any weight I'll have to assume I must not have needed it that much to eat!

Stay warm everyone!

Kydaylilylady
Waddy, KY

February 19, 2009
5:44 PM

Post #6161035

GW, that's the pits. But hopefully it will make you feel better after it's done!
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 19, 2009
6:08 PM

Post #6161120

You tell a good story - I can almost see you fishtailing through the mud! At least the heifer and her calf were okay. LOL

taynors

taynors
Urbana, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 19, 2009
7:07 PM

Post #6161357

cold and windy !!!!! blow your hair right off your head if you got any. LOL
hurts like the dickens too on your skin .
soar as heck from my class.
Marcy to funny on the Marijuana LOL Very easy plant to grow , so i read. :P
Kydaylilylady yikes what an adventure that must have been . Men? what are you going to do with em :)
well i m going to rest a bit until i have to go get the kid
pick them up and then have a teacher conference at 4 ? so i stay or drive home and in 14 min drive back ? uhg.
ttyl
sue
msrobin
Caneyville, KY
(Zone 6b)

February 19, 2009
7:19 PM

Post #6161391

Just checking in...found a house to rent. Cleaned all day Tuesday, moved in and got organized yesterday and have a revolving door with with electrician, furniture being delivered, etc. Hopefully by the weekend, things will settle down!

GW, glad you're getting an answer on the surgery details.

KY, funny story!

Hope everyone is doing well!

taynors

taynors
Urbana, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 19, 2009
11:47 PM

Post #6162402

Im off to bed.
upset tummy and DS has a ear infection
i guess we will sleep in my bed tonight Good thing i got a king size bed LOL
good night
sue
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2009
1:39 AM

Post #6162923

Spring IS just around the corner...
Forget that Black Ice I drove in on this morning...

Ric

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2009
1:41 AM

Post #6162935

Tulips!

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defoecat
Pleasureville, KY
(Zone 6a)

February 20, 2009
2:59 AM

Post #6163252

Good evening, I don't know why I wait until evening to post, but today has been a busy one here. I wrote about 40 thank you cards for DH. He signed them, but had he written them, they maybe could have made out his signature, but it is doubtful that they would have figured out anything else. Did 2 loads of laundry and worked on the cemetery data base. I did sneak in a short nap this afternoon, and then cooked supper, so it was as much as I wanted to do.

Janet, what a wild ride, last night, my advice is : DO NOT GO OUT ON A SHORT NIGHT TRIP TO THE FARM WITH DH AGAIN!! I understand about it being your fault, that is just another one of the hats that we women wear, the hat of guilt!! We act as the human punching bags for their poor decisions.

Kimberly, so sorry to hear that you are gonna have to have surgery on the back. But if it is one of those things that will not get better on it's own, then it is good to get it over with. Will be keeping you in my T & P's throughout.

Sue, I certainly would be taking DS to another Dr to get a second opinion. He stays sick, or in the process of getting better when something else hits. It surely is not normal for him to be doing that.

~~~ to everybody else, you may have posted, but the brain cells that I lost today while working on the data base, probably were related in some way to me remembering what you said.
Marcy_1
New Madison, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2009
3:47 AM

Post #6163465

Wahhhhhhh...I can't find my snowdrops!!!!! LOL!!!
Now where DID I plant those?????
Huggs everybody...I am off to bed!!! Sleep well!
DustyDS
Sugar Valley, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 20, 2009
6:01 AM

Post #6163920

Hey everyone... we need some serious prayers for Cookies Mom... They rushed her the ER earlier this evening, decided she needs surgery and sent her home and about 10pm she had to be taken back to the ER...They transported her to Miami Valley for emergency surgery tonight...I will keep you posted as soon as I hear from Cookie...

I am sending lots of Smoke.. It's going to be a very long night...

taynors

taynors
Urbana, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 20, 2009
1:11 PM

Post #6164285

Good morning everyone
wow Ric lucky ducky on the flowers
Sending smoke to cookie ! with T&P for her and mom.
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 20, 2009
2:15 PM

Post #6164447

Oh, no, I'll check from my phone today to see how Cookie's mom is doing! Prayers!

joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 20, 2009
2:44 PM

Post #6164589

I am here. Thank you all so much for your smoke and prayers. After they took Mom by ambulance to Sycamore and said they would transfer her to MVH for the surgery, Dad called back and said not to come. She is on Plavix and they would have to wait for a week before surgery, so he said to go to bed. So went to bed shortly after midnight. Couldn't fall asleep...finally did and at 2:30 Dad called and said she would be in surgery within the hour. So I hopped out of bed, threw on clothes and hightailed it to the hospital. Got there at 3:08, saw Mom at 3:15 and she was off to surgery at 3:30. I asked why they weren't waiting because of the Plavix and Dad said she was too bad to wait. They had 6 units of blood standing by for her for the surgery. They told Dad she had a 50/50 chance of not making it off the table. Said she would probably have to have a colostomy. Told us to expect a 2-4 hours surgery. At 5:30 they came out and said she was still in surgery. At 6:15 the surgeon came out and said that everything went well. They didn't have to use any blood. She had a herniated small bowel that ruptured. They removed about 12 inches of that small bowel. She didn't have to have the colostomy. They used about 3 layers to put everything back "up". Plus closed up her vagina. They took her from recovery to ICU and at 8:45 we were able to see her. She has a tube down her nose. The surgeon said that her bowels would be sluggish for around 3 days. She was groggy, but talked to us. We told her to sleep and we'd be back later.

Dad got lost trying to get to Miami Valley from Sycamore. Said he got off 75 to 35 and couldn't find the hospital. He said he stopped 4 times for directions. The last time, he said the guy gave him very good directions, and he was somewhere on Stroop...do not ask me how he got to Stroop from 35...:o( I made him follow me when we left the hospital, so I hope he can find it when he goes back in the daylight.

Anyway, thanks again for all your prayers...they were powerful and we're so grateful

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Marcy_1
New Madison, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2009
3:31 PM

Post #6164797

Wow Joyce...glad she made it thru ok! I always think that any kind of bowel surgery has to be the worst kind of surgery! Watched my dad go thru it...he had cancer...and a colostomy...which he never adjusted to very well. Don't think I would either.
That is a mess to try and find the Valley anymore..unless you really know your way around! They have so many exits closed right now...and the Main St. exit is one of them ...coming from our way. Well they made a new temporary one...but still!
Anyway...good morning everyone! The sun is shining...but very cold. We had 12 degrees this morning! Are you ready for the big snow coming in tonight? Sounds like we might get it worse up here! YUK..is all I can say! There are still places up here from the last big snow!!
My kitty wanted to play this morning. She likes to peek around corners..and have you say peek a boo...and then she runs...lol. And then sneaks back up on you! She will play like that for 15 minutes or more. Must be called boredom...lol!!
Guess what?????? I think I am going to switch grocery stores today...and go to Krogers! I will probably still go to Wally for my drug items though...lol. I need a change of scenery!
Well...a friend of mine...online...has to have disc surgery today. Just one..in his neck. I guess they then put a plastic one back in...and it's outpatient...so I think he will do fine.
He lives near Circleville, Ohio. I told him he would be back at it in no time.
Ok...time for me to get moving here. Have a great day everyone!!
daylily_ohio
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 20, 2009
4:06 PM

Post #6164977

((((((((joycet and Mom and Dad))))))))

Gardenwife ----- hugs for you too... hopeful that they can fix what is hurting your neck. Believe me, I know what it is like to have pain like that. They can't do anything for mine though. The shots I get into the nerves help a bit, though. I really hope you get things straightened out soon. That car wreck really started you down a dark painful path didn't it. Big hugs to you girl!

Marcy --- my Lucky likes to play Peek too! LOL

Janet - I can just see you and DH at the farm in the mud! what a story!

waving to all! gotta get a move on! sorry if I didn't call you out by name... not much time today!

Where's George? And, has anyone heard from Laura????
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2009
5:51 PM

Post #6165486

Good news Joyce!
Coming from the south I'd do 75 to MV not 35.
Follow the US Arena signs at Edwin Moses Blvd.
Pass the stadium, right on Stewart and across the bridge.
Then left on Main St.
Puts you right there.

Ric
DustyDS
Sugar Valley, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 20, 2009
6:03 PM

Post #6165543

No can do Bro Ric... Stewart St Bridge is blown up... you have to go to Washington St and turn right to Main and right again...

I take Moses exit and just past old St E's is Washington...

You turn right on Stewart now, you will be in the big Drink!!

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Marcy_1
New Madison, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2009
6:09 PM

Post #6165570

LOL Dusty! Don't think he wants to be in the 'drink' this time of year!!
Ok..off to the store!!
Antoinine
Cleveland Heights, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 20, 2009
8:28 PM

Post #6166129

Cookie...So sorry to hear about your Mom. Definitely prayers coming from this end.

I hate to be the bearer of more bad news. But, can you all please keep The Lt. and his wife lifted? You all know I lost my Mom last May. Well my DIL also lost her Grandmother who helped raise her a month before. I got a call this morning from the Lt. that my ex's Father had passed away in his sleep last night. The Lt. is really broken up about it as is Candi and of course his Dad. The kids lost all of their grandparents within a year's time. I just booked him a flight to Atlanta for the funeral Thursday.

Later.

Toni



daylilydaddy
morehead, KY
(Zone 6a)

February 20, 2009
8:55 PM

Post #6166225

I'm keeping an eye on you all! I have been having to adjust to being removed from a med and it was hard going for a week or 2, but feel so much better. My energy is up and finally seeing some weight coming off. I have been having to do a lot of catch up with the garden's and critter's. The old med made me a zombie and was affecting my heart, so I was not doing anything. I have been cleaning up yard and getting critter's taken care of.

I bought some new chicken's and guineas. The lady I bought the guineas from was a hoot! She also had all kinds of heirloom roses and plants. She is 73 loves to garden also. She had 1 acre and I bet there was not a 4x8 grass lawn. The rest was coop's and flower beds. The birds were in perfect condition and nice and healthy. I was a bit worried when I pulled up to her house, but the coops were immaculate. I bought an incubator and I am going back to her house and getting hatching eggs. A mix of the colored egg laying chickens and some others. There will be spring chickens if any one wants some. I think Sue, Dusty and Chelle may need some. LOL

This spring fever has got to me and now I feel so rushed to get everything done. I am still trying to figure out how to at least get a small green house up using what I can salvage from the old one that was wrecked by the ice storm. They had those domed seed starting treys at dollar store for $4/each. Picked up 5 of those so I can get started on my seeds. I did not care much for the winter sowing method. I spent so much on soil to fill the milk jugs. I think I spent more using that method. The domed mini trey's holds 72 cells' and I'm not really starting things from seed like last year.

I also had to do some inside spring sprucing up, so bought new living room furniture, curtains, tables Etc.(Bonnie and Dusty painting and arranging inspired me) It will soon be time for spring gatherings, so I wanted to get the place looking good. I have been saving my pennies all winter so I could do this project.

I also finally made a sunny area for garden's. Removed some trees and borrowed a friends tiller. I have new daylilies, beardless iris, heirloom/English roses and some nice mixed seeds on the way to throw in for filler. It will line the driveway. I hope(finger's crossed) it works out and looks like I want it to.

Joyce much healing energy going to your mother. That plavix is a life saver, but also can be a rough drug to get around for surgery or teeth issues. I have to wait a week for any dental issues and take antibiotics before they will touch me.

Kimberly get a 2nd opinion. I have seen so many mistakes with back surgeries.

Ric, Is that special plant I gave you doing anything yet?

Marcy you are just a wild women. Nothing keeps you down!

Ok, I need to stop! I need to post more. These essay's are getting way to long. LOL
To all the rest big cyber (((hug))) I didn't relieve there were so many of us.

taynors

taynors
Urbana, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 20, 2009
10:20 PM

Post #6166609

that would be awesome !!! Jules. I think we are going to do a chicken tractor and just do a few chics this year to start. i can put the CT next to the house. Seems like you had a wild spring fever in you today . :) i bet it will look great your roses and irises.
Gw how are your doing with the upcoming surgery ?
((((((Toni ))))) T&P for the Lt. and your family. j
not much here
just waiting for spring :(
defoecat
Pleasureville, KY
(Zone 6a)

February 20, 2009
10:49 PM

Post #6166800

Good evening folks, my my, such sad news here today.

Joyce, I am keeping you and your mom in my t & p's, sure hope that she recovers well and soon.

Toni, still have plenty of those t & p's for your family. Hugs to you, and to the Lt and his family.

Kimberly, I too think that you should seek another opinion. I have a friend who has had back surgery 3 times, and the first didn't go well, and the others have just made things worse. I would think long and hard about doing it with just the one opinion.

George, glad that you are feeling better, and hope that you continue to do so. Now are we talking the new gardens at the old house or the new house. Please say the new one, you have been waiting so long to get there. No chickens for me, thanks, the dogs would have a feast.

Sue, now you and Chele got to tell me what a chicken tractor is. I think I asked before, but don't think I got an answer. So please spain!!

Marcy, do you like to do a different grocery? Sometimes I switch between two, but don't like to go to a new one, as they are all laid out differently, and it takes me forever to shop in a new one.

I wonder where Neal and George and Jazzy, and Dovey and Melissa, and VWDaisy, and many others who used to come here regularly. Check in and let us know what is going on in your lives, I miss you.

I went to the Dr today for new scripts on meds, and labs. I have been having some swelling and redness and pain in my left big toe. Since I have arthritis, I am supposing that is what it is, but he is gonna check for gout. Gout is a form of arthritis, but a little tougher to treat and get under control, so I am hoping that it is rheumatoid. That sounds weird wishing for that.

DH went yesterday to Tractor Supply yesterday and bought over $100 worth of garden seed. He didn't get any seed potatoes, and since I want some not to dig and store, but for new potatoes, Walmart had them today, 5 pounds for $6.00. That is probably high, but I wanted to make sure I got some. It says that 5 pounds will produce between 50-80 pounds of potatoes, if left to mature. I also got some asparagus, 10 crowns for $6.00. Never tried this before, but we love it, and it takes a few years to get established.

The people at our Tractor Supply said that when this shipment of seeds is gone they are not ordering any more, so that is why he bought it all now. Better check at your local stores and see what they are saying about availabilty.

Need to make a salad for supper to go with our lasagna and garlic bread.



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DustyDS
Sugar Valley, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 20, 2009
10:54 PM

Post #6166819

Much Smoke for the LT and Family Toni...Are you going down for the funeral too?? If you drive, this is a good midway stopping point...The beds are ready around here...

Geo... Sooooo good to see you finally back...We all were beginning to worry...I sure hope you can figure out something on your greenhouse...
Robi sent me some Castor Bean seeds this week, and they are all I have started in the house at the moment...I really have no more places to put anything this year...
I don't have much in the way of the food garden seeds yet...I'm making a list of what I think I can grow and manage...Taters and okra for sure, and beets and squash and maters...and lettuce and herbs..LOL

My trees here in front of the window are covered in Mourning Doves tonight..at least 40 of them, all facing the house...always a good sign...

Still no SS checks, but I made it to the grocery and got food and dog food...I guess we will survive until they finally hit the bank...Just very aggravating since it was their mess up that caused this whole fiasco...
Oh welll...deal with it I guess...LOL

You all have a great evening...

Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 20, 2009
11:08 PM

Post #6166873

Bonnie, my mom has gout. Eating cherries helps her a lot! She buys bags of frozen cherries at the grocery and eats them with yogurt or whipped cream. Yummm...
defoecat
Pleasureville, KY
(Zone 6a)

February 20, 2009
11:51 PM

Post #6167052

Thanks Marilyn, I had done a little research this afternoon, and read that. If that is a form of treatment, I think I can do that!! What about some sour cream with them?
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 21, 2009
12:17 AM

Post #6167166

Sounds yummy to me! :-)
Antoinine
Cleveland Heights, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 21, 2009
1:14 AM

Post #6167398

Nope not going to Atlanta. Just Derek. Candi is a teacher and has some sort of special testing for her students so she won't be going either. He has a ton of uncles, aunts, and cousins so he'll be ok. I think his sister from his Dad's first wife is going to be there too. Their extended family is even bigger than mine is. As the 2nd Mrs. I think I should just send a sympathy card which was done today. My ex is remarried so he'll have his wife.

Thanks guys for the comfort.
Marcy_1
New Madison, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 21, 2009
1:29 AM

Post #6167461

I read that about cherries too, Marilyn. Glad to know it works. My eldest son has gout...and it is very painful. He had it so bad he could hardly walk for a while...but seems to be doing better now.
Toni...T & P are with you and your family.
Bonnie, I chickened out on going to Krogers after all. I seemed to have gotten a late start...and knew...just like you said...it would take me a lot longer ...hunting for things...so said the heck with it!
I tell you what...I can't believe how prices have jumped!! When I buy tissues, I buy this 3 pk of Puffs...and it used to be 3. something.. Today it was 5.46. What a jump that was!
Seems like everything I even looked at was higher!
We went to this new Italian restaurant in Richmond tonight...Gallo's. Was it ever good!
Best spaghetti I think I have ever had!!
Well..have to go look up something for my SIL. They have a fairly new computer...but aren't hooked up to the internet!!! Oh well...to each...his own.!
defoecat
Pleasureville, KY
(Zone 6a)

February 21, 2009
2:51 AM

Post #6167789

Hope I didn't confuse anybody with my post to George. I had read and thought it was daylilylady, and addressed my comments to her, then when Dusty said glad to have you back George, I immediately edited my post, put in George's name, then realized that I am talking about a new house and an old house. Just scratch that part, I don't think George has 2 houses.

Sometimes, you just have to know what I meant to say.

Marcy, I have been noticing the prices too. I bought some fresh asparagus last week, it may have been on special, I don't recall, but a large bunch already bundled, at 1.99, today it was 3.99. So needless to say, we will not be having asparagus this week. I am noticing prices going up at the Dollar Store also. I usually buy my paper products and laundry products, cleaning supplies etc there, and something that had been $2.00 went to $2.35, which is unusual for them, as things are usually in even dollars.

Toni, that is sure rough for the kids, all the grandparents in a very short while. I hope they can feel after a while to digest it, that they are fortunate in having known them. I only remember 1 grandfather.

Okay,since I bought those asparagus crowns, need to do some research and see exactly what type of soil, depth, water, etc they prefer. Since we like it so much, want to give it a fighting chance to survive.
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 21, 2009
4:01 AM

Post #6168063

Sorry to hear about your ex's dad, Toni. I'm glad to hear your mom came through okay, Cookie. She continues in my prayers.

I do want to get a second opinion. As it stands, my orthopaedic surgeon said it would require surgery, and the chiropractor said he's not seen patients with spurs and herniated disc get relief from anything except surgery. I do know my orthopaedic doc sent referred me to the doctor he entrusted his mother's back surgery to, so I'm sure he has confidence in him. Still, I will seek another opinion to be sure. It's a common procedure nowdays, performed outpatient basis, believe it or not. I'm sure it would normally be an overnight stay were it not for insurance companies pushing the outpatient route on so much.

Since I live a good hour from the hospital, though, they're going to keep me overnight. They're putting us up in the HIlton Gardens hotel the night before, so at least if I have to worry, it'll be someplace snazzy and we won't have to get up at the buttcrack of pre-dawn to get there by 6:00am! Howie's going to stay the next night there so he'll be there to take me home Tuesday. The gas to and from would cost $30, so it's not that much more to stay, considering.

I wonder if Howie's back surgeon at Hopkins could give an opinion without me seeing him, just by reviewing my MRI and X-rays, plus reading the reports. If not, I wonder who else in the Columbus area is good and would be a good one to go to. Certainly no one in Dr. N's group -- the famous "you have to pay everything up front" surgeon I went to for a second opinion on my shoulder! LOL
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

February 21, 2009
4:05 AM

Post #6168076

George sorry I missed your post.
No luck on the special plant yet... but it's early.

Prices will be a bit wonkie for a while.
Companies folding, merging, emerging.
Banks sitting on credit... yep THAT's good for the economy... lol!

Ric
Kydaylilylady
Waddy, KY

February 21, 2009
2:49 PM

Post #6169159

Bonnie, was that the Wal-Mart in Shelbyville that had the asparagus? If it is I'll get another 20-30 crowns to plant. The ones I planted last year, some died, some lived but they had a really rough road since there was no rain. I will tell you if it turns off really really dry you may want to water them once every other week or so just so the roots and continue to grow otherwise next years growth won't be any more vigorous than the ferny stuff you'll see this year.

The Mr. Hardware in Shelbyville is where I got seed potatoes last year. They sell them by the pound and had Red Ponitac, Kennebec and Yukon Gold's last year. The kids have decided that they like the taste of these cooking potatoes vs the Idaho's that the grocery has and want me to raise enough for us in addition to market potatoes. Reckon that could mean a couple hundred pounds go in the ground this year.

I ordered what I hope is all the seed I'll need for this year from Buntain's in Louisville. It was more economical to get the beans in 5 lb. bags than the half pound bags usually sold. Maybe next year we should get together and order in bulk. I already know I have more okra and yellow and zucchini squash seed than I'll need because I knew I needed more than one package but two packages cost more than the quarter of a pound so I now have a quarter of a pound of each. Hazard to guess how many seeds are in a quarter pound of okra? The good thing was it was delivered straight to my door. No mess, no bother.

I'm guessing that if anyone plans to do a garden this year they'd better get all the seed they need right up front because I'm thinking it's not going to last long.

Kimberly, a second opinion sounds like the way to go. Always beware one that wants to cut first, discuss later.

Pheww! I got a little long winded this morning! Everybody have a good day...

taynors

taynors
Urbana, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 21, 2009
2:56 PM

Post #6169194

I sure hope my garden goes well this year with all the rising prices. Yikes.
Bonnie a chicken tractor is the same thing as a hoop Green house. or it can be an A frame type. Basicely they are portable chicken houses. :) How are you doing ? and how is your DH doing ? better i hope.
I wasn't going to do chickens this year but i think i might just go to a farm down the road and get his chicks and only do 5 . That is cheap and easy if i do a chicken tractor. I can then put them in the GH when winter comes. :)
started snowing :(
There is a deer sitting in the snow ? we have a ton of brush for it to get cover, but the stupid thing is in the open area ? what is wrong with that deer ? hmmm
Geo sounds like your busy, glad your meds are better. :)

taynors

taynors
Urbana, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 21, 2009
3:01 PM

Post #6169218

KY is it easy to grow okra ? i was thinking of doing some just to try and see how it goes in our farmers market this year.
I am doing a fingerling called La Ratte and a German Butterball potato. Might add a yukon gold for farmers market. .
The deer is still sitting there ? and its really snowing now
defoecat
Pleasureville, KY
(Zone 6a)

February 21, 2009
3:04 PM

Post #6169232

Janet, yes it is the Walmart in Shelbyville. There were not many packages on the shelf, but they may have more to put out.

Hey that would be neat combining our order, DH usually gets his seed at Southern States, but I bet Bunton's would be lots cheaper. But in years past he has had the option if he needed something else, he could just run to Eminence and get it. Sounds like it may be a different story this year.

I think more folks will be putting out gardens, due to the rising prices of food at the grocery. A lot of them will just be wasting seed, as they will give it a big hurrah in the beginning, then have no idea of how to tend it. Hey, maybe there is a part time job for some of us, as being consultants to newbie gardners!!

Well, I need to go to the bank, but can't leave this morning, as I have a painter coming to give me an estimate on painting my living room, the one with the high vaulted ceiling. I was thinking about doing it myself, but remembered that last time, it was a difficult job, lots of reaching and straining, and since I am older, just hope that his estimate is not so hight I can't afford to have it done. Otherwise, I will have no choice but to do it myself.

Looks like the only kind of exercise I will get this morning is tapping my fingers on a hard surface, waiting-- I just hate that.
defoecat
Pleasureville, KY
(Zone 6a)

February 21, 2009
3:08 PM

Post #6169247

Sue thanks for the explanation of the chicken tractor, I am wondering how it got it's name, because you can use a tractor to move it?

Okra is fairly easy to grow, and I bet it would be a good seller at the market. It grows fast, and needs to be cut every day, or every other day at the most. It the pods get too big, they are tough. It can be used in many ways, my favorite is breaded and fried. It can be used in soups and stews as a thickening agent. Very versatile veggie.
Kydaylilylady
Waddy, KY

February 21, 2009
3:17 PM

Post #6169291

Yep, the hotter it gets the faster okra grows! And produces. I didn't have a good stand of it last year but the year before I'd take 15 pound bags or more a week to market and sell all of it. $3 a pound. Anything that was too big for market but still tender I cut, rolled in cornmeal mix and put in ziplock freezer bags to fry later. We sold a great deal to the Indian population in Frankfort which apparently there are many.

Bonnie, open your wallet. Just the paint for me to paint 4 rooms and ceilings ran about $700 in December. And that was with my nephew's discount and Sherwin Williams. There's a cheaper paint they have out now that's apparently just as good as their premium quality so if you buy the paint there let me know and I'll get the name of it for you.
DustyDS
Sugar Valley, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 21, 2009
4:06 PM

Post #6169511

Good Morning all...33* and spitting the white stuff on and off again...

Call me next time Janet...I will come paint it for less than that...I buy the Behr Paint at HD, and I love it...It is usually a 1 coat paint too...Don't forget to look in the OOPs bin...You never know what you will find in there...I paid $20 for a 5 gallon bucket of beautiful sand beige for my house in Fl...

Toni sent me some okra seeds, and I can gay-ron-tee you they will be one of the first things to go in the ground after the peas...LOL I LOVE Okra...Jim hates it.. all the more for me...I love to make Chicken Gumbo with okra...I don't put it in until about the last 10-15 minutes or it falls apart...
Janet, if it gets too big, or you think it may be too tough, freeze it whole and use that for soups...

Alot of people don't like to grow it because of the spines, but you can get the spineless one...Clemson is one variety of it...They also don't like the daily hassle of cutting the pods...I have used okra in my flowerbeds in the back for height as well...I think the plants themselves are very pretty and at 4-5 feet tall, they make a good backdrop...

I'm off to get finished up in the living and dining rooms...Most all of the wall hangings are now up...I have 2 picture frames that I need to repair the hangars on before they can go up, and one shelf that I need to do a touchup on with my trusty spray paint...LOL
I am dreading the vacuum...I have to do the new oriental rug, roll it up, then do under it, and move it about 4 feet then unroll it again...
Once I get the hallways painted and the Ancestors hung up next week, I am going to break out my sewing machine and get the skirt finally made for the big hassock and I will be done in here and ready to take on the yard...YAYYYYYYY!!! C'mon Spring!!!

Michele, do try to stay off the potty long enough to check in...LOL

You all have a great day...

taynors

taynors
Urbana, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 21, 2009
4:25 PM

Post #6169587

Is she still on that thang ! ? sheesh woman " Git R Dun "
good to know on the okra. I will plant some and see how it goes. Our little farmers market is still growing and everyone does the same thing beans.eggs tomatos, squash and one young couple does maple syrup and one lady does meats but they are so expensive !! what she asks for per lb .yikes. But i love her cheeses they are raw cheese and goats cheese yumo and she does have lamb wich i love too.
So i want to add things that are different . Okra, long beans (chinese varietys ) kale, turnips, carrots, radish, and asian greens .
It will take a while to get people to get them but i will have the old stand by too
I would really like to do meat pies and tomatos pies. WE just arn't hooked up to electric yet and am hoping soon .
Kydaylilylady
Waddy, KY

February 21, 2009
5:06 PM

Post #6169768

Sue, one of the folks down here has a niche market. She's know as the lettuce lady. She starts with a spring lettuce mix, radishes, kale, mustard. A gallon storage bag lightly filled for $3. She has all raised beds and keeps them covered with tobacco canvas to keep the insects off and to keep the greens from going bitter too soon. She also raises some fantastic garlics that are big as tennis balls.
DustyDS
Sugar Valley, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 21, 2009
5:16 PM

Post #6169804

Ooooooo Janet...I wish I could get some garlic like that...I love the whole thing roasted and made into garlic butter...Yummmmmmmy!!!
Kale is one the goodies I'm planting this year too...several lettuces, and mustard greens...I would have turnip greens but Jim won't eat turnips...I will have beet greens tho because of all my beets I'm planting...I don't know why he won't eat a turnip when he loves rutabaga...I love kale and I use it in several soups that I make...It freezes very well...I sure hope I can get a freezer this fall...My washer will be paid off by then, so maybe I can afford one...;-))
Marcy_1
New Madison, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 21, 2009
5:22 PM

Post #6169833

Morning folks. Snowing like crazy here! Had about an inch on the ground earlier...but these are BIG flakes coming down now. Guess you all know where I'm stayin' today! INSIDE!!
You all are giving me the gardening fever here...reading about what you are planting. We went to raised beds last year, since it's just the two of us...and still have several more to make..that didn't get finished.
I have to go get my knee pads like the dr said...and I will be ready!!
Hope everyone is keeping warm and snug today!!
Antoinine
Cleveland Heights, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 21, 2009
5:22 PM

Post #6169834

Hey Guys,

Just got up. Was on the phone with the Lt. til the wee hours last night. It's so funny that the guy is about to graduate with his Master's but is still my baby. I can't wait til next month to see him so we can fight some more LOL

If anybody needs some more okra seed lmk. I got plenty. Also I have a lot of yellow mustard, collard, beet, and radish seed if you want some of that too.

Gonna get this joint cleaned and organized for the week. I thought working from home would be easier. I really miss having a janitor LOL

Talk later.
msrobin
Caneyville, KY
(Zone 6b)

February 21, 2009
5:51 PM

Post #6169926

Goodmorning My Friends! Been kinda lurking for a few days. Having problems with computer, Internet Exploer and/or signal, so haven't posted anywhere much.

So sorry to hear about all the losses and illnesses! T&Ps to you all!

We finally moved into a rental house that was plenty big enough to share with a young couple. Cuts our living expences in half. It's nothing to brag about, except it's in the country. It's fully furnished, including washer/dryer, dishwasher and tv with all cable channels. Had to do some major cleaning and we've had electricians, handymen and furniture deliveries in and out since we got here. Biggest problem is the dogs. They can't be in the same room or outside at the same time. Ours is a big Chesapeake, theirs are a Jack Russel and a Maltese-mix. Ours and the JR get along great. Samson (ours) hates the other one and vice-versa. Not sure what's that all about, because he's always gotten along well with other little ones. The little ones (or maybe just the M) are terrors. They shred anything they can get hold of, if we leave them home alone. Had to restring a huge miniblind yesterday. Luckily, it was plenty long enough to take out the 15 shredded pieces. Don't mind her taking them with us when we have to leave, but they lay under and between her legs while she's driving. That's an accident waiting to happen! And they both will lift their leg on anything, even just after coming in from outside. The other gal told me to pop them on the behind when they do that and I know they are marking their territory, but what can we do to stop it? Never had a dog that did that before.

Bonnie, the purpose of a chicken tractor is to be able to move it around, so the chickens have access to fresh ground while still keeping them contained and safe.

You know the saying about best laid plans? Well, looks like I'm staying here for the duration, and not going back home early April, as originally planned. And I'm getting spring fever BAD! We're in zone 8 here and we're all talking about putting in a small garden. It'd be coming in about the time this job is over. I'm planning on starting some vegetables in containers as well, so we can maybe haul them back home this summer. This lifestyle of ours is pretty rough on this old gardener!

Hope you all have a great weekend! Now I'm going to see how many tries it takes to get this posted! LOL!
Badseed
Hillsboro, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 21, 2009
5:59 PM

Post #6169953

Well crud! I left a long post right after Dusty posted. New posts kept showing up and no one was talking to me. So I scroll up and mine got eaten?? Phooey!

taynors

taynors
Urbana, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 21, 2009
6:57 PM

Post #6170154

Chelle we were just wondering if you made it off the potty ? ... giggle
msrobin sounds like you need the dog whisperer . LOL( Ceasar Milan )
Badseed
Hillsboro, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 21, 2009
7:03 PM

Post #6170172

If I had been on the toilet for THAT long, I'd need an ambulance. LOL

I'll have to figure out what it was I typed earlier and retype it. I'm in the midst of laundry and cleaning. It's Homecoming weekend here so I've had kids coming and going. I still have one on a sleepover, just sent another home and one is supposed to go to a party. Whew.

I sat down long enough to eat some leftover beef stew. :)
DustyDS
Sugar Valley, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 21, 2009
7:42 PM

Post #6170310

Robin...Sounds like the first thing needs doing is to have those boys neutered!!! Well that's second...First is, to get a crate big enough to hold the 2 of them, and 3rd is, do not allow dogs in the front seat...If it's HER car, then you stay home and give her a shopping list...That or get them restrained with either seatbelt harnesses or car crates...

I'm a real grump on people taking dogs loose in a car for no reason... and Bons this does not pertain to you and Mr B...
In all my years in FL since 1961 and CA in between, I cannot begin to tell you how many windows I have broken out to save an animals life because some idjit found it necessary to take a dog shopping, and left it in a car with a 2" window crack that turned into 120 degrees in less than 10 minutes...and that happens in OH too!!!

You all KNOW how much I love my dogs, and I have been a rescuer for many years...but the only reason an animal goes in the car with me is for a purpose...Vet, Hospital visit in Kiras case, or protection if I am going somewhere I am uncomfortable with, again in Kiras case now... However she is in the back seat, hooked to a seat belt harness..The little ones are always crated...

That Maltese is just doing it's thang where your Chessy is concerned...
My Chootch is 1/2 Malty and 1/2 Chinese Crested and the MOST attitudinal wench on earth, next to me...She despises Lily and will rip into her in heartbeat, with all 4.5 pounds of her against Lilys nearly 25#, and she will not tolerate her anywhere near her...If she happens to be in 1 of the 5 food bowls, and Kira at 80# shows up, she will run her off in a flash...NOBODY eats until she is done...She is the #2 pack leader around here and the smallest of the crew...It is just a Malty thing with them...

Those boys sound to me alot like Lily...out of control, and need to be contained until they can learn manners...Lily is still in quarantine, but I let her out for a bit each day now, and watch her like a Hawk...She fears my spray bottle...LOL She is learning...I AM the Pack Leader, and she will obey me...I put her down on her back the other day... twice...Scared her to pieces, but it told her that I am leader...It doesn't hurt the dog in any way shape or form to put them down...You merely get them on their back, and hold them there until they quit struggling, then let them up telling them they are Good...and never yell at them...Just tell them to *be still*...She is learning really quickly to respond to my voice and her name coming out of my mouth...Once the weather warms a bit, she is going to learn some hefty leash training, and the instant Come command...She sorta has it this week...She won't come directly to me yet, but she comes and circles around me out of reach, even for a treat...It is going to take some time yet to break her of her habits she has had since October, but I am proud of what she has accomplished this last week...She will ultimately be a very good kiddo...She is a very smart one, and learns quickly but is stubborn to stick to it...


Back to the kitchen...I am making Jim some beef barley soup..That and salad and biscuits is supper tonight...
DustyDS
Sugar Valley, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 21, 2009
7:43 PM

Post #6170318

No Michele.. I was just mentioning your Frequency... not your duration... LOL
defoecat
Pleasureville, KY
(Zone 6a)

February 21, 2009
8:26 PM

Post #6170478

Dusty, for Mr B's daily rides, we go 1 mile and it is on a secondary road. For anything other than that he has a seat belt harness, and rides in the back seat. He is getting to be a better traveler, with the help of benedryl. My sister bought one of those hang over the front seat dog seats, and she had to stop quickly and threw her dog into the windshield. Learned a good lesson, there was no restraint in the seat, so now she has one of the seat belt restraints for her dog when in the car.
DustyDS
Sugar Valley, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 21, 2009
8:40 PM

Post #6170518

Yuppers...That's why I said it didn't pertain to you...and there is a prime example of why dogs need to be restrained in the vehicle...and the crate too!!! Hook those into the seatbelts...Little Robbie D came to me with his throat slit from his ear in a Z down to his chest, TAPED together on an emergency run from Miami from riding with a drunk...He went through the windshield with his owner...Little boy only weighed 1.5 #...

My fingers are covering the most of his scars...That little lamb layed on his back in my lap and let me clean, medicate and suture him together, and then several times a day to clean the wound and medicate it...I lost him to heart failure right after this pic was taken, just before we got up here...

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

February 21, 2009
10:48 PM

Post #6170888

We have harnesses for dogs.
They go on securely just like a pulling harness.
When you drive they hook up to the shoulder belt.
Drake got yanked back hard on retracting one day during an emergency stop.
After that he kept his butt planted on the seat back...lol!

I learned my lesson when a gallon of milk got launched from the rear.
It hit the back of my seat and about cracked a rib.
Drake weighed 100 pounds... or 12 gallons!

Ric
DustyDS
Sugar Valley, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 21, 2009
11:32 PM

Post #6171049

Thank you Bro for the re-enforcement...If people knew how deadly it can possibly be to have items loose in a car, they would never do it again...
I will use GW, Kimberley as a prime example...She was sitting still, and got rear ended...If she had a few bags of groceries, especially canned goods, in the back seat...She could have been more seriously injured than she already was...Anything not contained can become a potential missle...

I feel I have a duty as well as a right to say this, due to many years both flying and driving professionally...I am not trying to come off as a know it all...and those of you who know me personally will know, that is just NOT me...

If you have cargo nets, use them...If you have SUV's and you put everything in the rear end, buy a dog gate to contain that area...If you have a car, use the trunk if only for a jug of milk...I know its a pita, but if you sit that jug in the passenger seat...and some POS runs the light and broadsides you...You could lose your life...That jug could fly into your head and break your neck...That has been proven time and again...
Be Safe or be Sorry was the motto of one of the companies I used to pull for...Good Motto to live by, I say...

Robin...I want you and all to understand...I am a Colonel by training, a Mother by love...I do NOT ever mean to sound like I am lecturing...I try to teach by experience when someone has a question or a problem... But I am a sponge when it comes to learning...If we Elders don't teach, how will those of you who chose to follow ever learn????

Time for my Hole.. I feel I have overstepped my bounds tonight...

henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

February 22, 2009
2:36 AM

Post #6171770

We picked up a couple of sconces today at Building Values.
I wasn't sure of the style or age but they are solid brass and I liked them.
Made in Spain stamped on the back.
Silver wiring but not aluminum.
I started looking around and
This set of doubles sold for $450

http://www.historichouseparts.com/images/VWL0206-02.jpg

We're missing the crystals but hey...I can get crystals...

I first saw them at $20 each... got them for... $25 for the pair!

Ric

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defoecat
Pleasureville, KY
(Zone 6a)

February 22, 2009
2:56 AM

Post #6171866

Ric, they are beauties, they go in the Plant Room?

Dusty, you didn't over step any boundaries, I am with you on securing everything in a car. I put anything that is being transported home in the trunk. Don't want anything that I plan to eat whacking me upside the head.

Robin, good that you found a place, but what a soap opra with the dogs. I would have to have them trained and not hiking a leg if they were gonna live with me. Maybe given enough time they will all learn to get along. At least I am keeping my fingers crossed on that one.

Okra, is good planted in the back of a flower garden. It has lovely yellow blooms, and that way, you would notice it and be able to cut it every day.

I got a catalog from High Mountain Gardens which is located in Arizona,and has mostly items that can tolerate the desert heat and dryness. They give suggestions about planting items together. So even though I will not be ordering from them, taking some their suggestions and gonna try the companion planting. They recommend with something tall, a certain type of plant that will fill in at the base of the taller flower. I needed that kind of information One for sure I will be using is to plant columbine with blue flax. I would have to have the catalog in front of me to give other examples. They are able to grow quite a bit that we grow here, so gonna put together some gardens that will give me some "wow" this year.

taynors

taynors
Urbana, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 22, 2009
3:25 PM

Post #6173268

Good morning
trying to get the motivation on cleaning up the house. :( blach :P
watched movie with kids last night and watchd a bit of my tv.
might try and make a walk to the mail box today
tty
sue
Badseed
Hillsboro, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 22, 2009
4:28 PM

Post #6173573

Good Morning!

I gave up trying to remember everything I posted yesterday. I clicked send, made a phone call and when I came back later, my post wasn't posted. Grrrr.

Thoughts and prayers for Bonnie, Toni, George and their families and loved ones. Thoughts and prayers also go up for others that need them and haven't posted it.

Last night was sort of a sad night as we gave one of our dogs to another family. I posted the "storm dog" on freecycle and was lucky enough to have a lady with a large family write to me. They came to pick her up last night and they are thrilled to death with her. I'm very happy for both them and Biscuit. Three dogs was really too many for us and they didn't have any pets and were so happy to find a housebroke, well behaved dog that is great with kids.

Friday, the UPS man brought us a big present! Dea and her family bought us a new travel system (stroller, car seat and base) for the baby! It was desperately needed and very much appreciated!

I've kept busy working on and updating websites and hubby is still helping the neighbor on and off.

This weekend has been a little crazy with the Homecoming game, Homecoming dance, kids coming and kids going and I ended up with two extras?? Soccer sign ups are later today.

Not much going on around here, just the normal day to day stuff. I have 3 weeks and 3 days to go if we make it to the proverbial 40 weeks.
gemini_sage
Winchester, KY
(Zone 6a)

February 22, 2009
4:37 PM

Post #6173611

Bonnie, I've been reading the xeriscape catalogs too- our summers have been so dry I'm trying to focus on those kinds of plants. Have you checked out High Country Gardens? Just can't justify spending too much on watering ornamentals- our water rates are very high here. I've started several Columbines and Blue flax too (last year, and more going for this year), and have them together in a couple of spots. Also have some Blue flax that I wintersowed last year around the ankles of some yellow and white OT lilies, and those should bloom this year. I'm trying more Echinaceas and Rudbeckias this year too.

Ric, those are beautiful sconces!

We got the limbs and debris out of the yard yesterday, and got the entrance cleaned up quite a bit too. Taking off to Lowes in a while to pick up some more potting soil, got several seedlings to transplant and a few more seeds to wintersow and sow indoors.

Snowing here on and off, got about an inch, but I don't think its going to amount to much.

Hugs all around,
Neal
defoecat
Pleasureville, KY
(Zone 6a)

February 22, 2009
5:04 PM

Post #6173747

Neal, yes I did get the High country Gardens catalog. It may be a really good idea with the droughts to change our focus to those plants who can survive the temps and dryness. Last year, it seemed that I had a hose constantly in my hand, and some things still didn't do well. I am asking DH to set up some rain barrels to catch the run off from the barn, and that will be free water, that is IF it rains.

Went to church this morning, and the roads were pretty tricky that early. When we were on the way home, saw the Road Dept trucks, and by then the roads were clear. Guess they were out looking for some mailboxes to knock down!!

Gonna be a lazy afternoon, but will have to take DGD home later this afternoon.

joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 22, 2009
5:11 PM

Post #6173775

Heeellloooo????

Here I am. I slept in until 9:00 yesterday I needed it so badly, and then Dad called shortly after I got up and said he'd talked to Mom and she said 3 Drs were coming in for a consult and she wanted us to be there for that. So I said OK, I'll be ready when you get here. I was really nervous about that and Bill said, Joyce that doesn't sound right. Why don't you call her nurse. So I did, and she said, Bless her heart, she's confused. Her surgeon had come in to see her first and he was pleased with her progress. Then another Dr. and the Surgical team came in and I'm sure he told her they were just there for the consult so they would know her case history in case anything happened on their shift and she misunderstood. They said that she wasn't making enough urine and the debate was rather to give her more ice chips or take some fluid off, and they decided on the chips. That did the trick.

Anyway, Dr. came in about 2:30 and said, she didn't need to be in ICU any more and they were going to send her to the trauma floor. He said it would take 2-3 hours to get her a bed. Well, at 5:05 I told Dad I thought we should go get something to eat, and Mom said they'll come when you're gone...I told her that the nurse said it would take at least a half hour after they found a bed for her and they didn't have one yet (the RN had just checked). So we went to get a bite in the cafeteria. To make a long story short, at 7:00 I said, do you really need us to be here for the move? She said, you're not going till they move me are you??????????????? So I said, No, not if you don't want us to. At 8:10, Dad finally said, it will be 9:00 before I get home if we leave right now, don't you think you'll be okay? She said, Oh, yes, probably. I called this morning and she's still in ICU. They still don't have a bed for her. I called again a little after 10:00 and they STILL don't have a bed for her, but they have included 2 more floors in the search, so maybe soon now. Dad said let's go up about 1:00, and I said, you're not going to stay all night are you?????? He wants to ride together and I'm not sure if it's because he got lost the other night, or just doesn't want to drive all the way there. Anyway, as a dutiful daughter, I will go and stay...Poor Bill, when I got home last night he said, Who are you?

Okay, need to check a couple more threads. Hello to everyone!
Badseed
Hillsboro, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 22, 2009
5:23 PM

Post #6173824

Darn. Joyce, your family is included in the thoughts and prayers too. :)

Yesterdays post was a long one. The train has since pulled out of the station.

I'm so tired I can't see straight today. I think I'll take a nap.
msrobin
Caneyville, KY
(Zone 6b)

February 22, 2009
6:50 PM

Post #6174209

(((Joyce))), I feel so bad for what you're going through with your Mom. Hope you and DH and Dad get enough rest through all of this.

Dusty, no offense taken here. I wouldn't have posted if I didn't want to hear the responses. Our Chessie is very well behaved, except now he is getting a little more aggressive around other big dogs. He is going in to get neutered soon. I do take Samson with me alot when running to the store, but only if it's cool enough or I know I can park in the shade. Days over 70 he stays home. I am guilty though for not securing him...had never thought about it before, because he lays on his cushion in the back of the Explorer and stays there. I'll work on figuring out how to do that. I think something will be done about these other two now. Luke caught the M pottying on the floor seconds after coming in from outside. I don't think he really knows how bad his little dogs are. And we sure didn't know before we agreed to all move into together. BTW I do agree that Mr. B is very well behaved on his little car trips.

(((Thoughts and Prayers and Hugs to those that need 'em!)))
Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend!
daylily_ohio
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 22, 2009
7:32 PM

Post #6174361

msrobin -- sorry I don't know your first name... how is your chessie in the house as far as odor? I know they have an oily coat. Do they smell doggie? I've been putting some thought into the next dog. I want something trainable. I don't care for goldens, and have always liked chessies. I have always had herding dogs, but I really should think about something big enough to really be of assistance. See - I used to do serious obedience training, so I have it in me to train a dog to do what ever I want it to learn. Since I am somewhat disabled, I would like to train the next dog to be a service dog. To pick things up, help me in different ways. A chessie or chessie mix would be big enough to help pull my Mom and I up from floor or chair.

When I was young, we used to go to Canada to a fishing camp. They had two Chessies. I just loved those dogs. Then, when I was about 9 or 10, my parents bought their own cottage way up in the middle of nowhere Ontario, and there, again, was a chessie in town. It used to come along the trail in front of our cottage and visit everyone it met along it's way to wherever it was going. I really like the coat. My Aussie I have now - her coat is a lot of work.

We would want something protective though... herding dogs are good at that, how is the Chessie, do you think he would protect you?
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

February 22, 2009
8:29 PM

Post #6174546

Chessies are a water retriever/protector breed unlike Labs.
They HAVE to be socialized at a young age and you have to be Alpha to them.
They can be a tough nut and should never be attack trained.
They are slow to train and grow up ...as are most water dogs... but very intelligent.
They do though have an oily coat so an oder... you either like the smell or don't...
Just wash the w/ a mild shampoo.
Grooming is not a problem.
I prefer Labs but we had a bunch of them and only one Chessie so...lol!

A breed you might seriously look into is a Smoothie... short haired Collie Dog.
Same dog basically as a Roughie (Lassie) but none of the grooming problems.
Plenty of size for service... FAR easier to train than a Chessie... socialize almost naturally but work well alone... herding intelligence.
Protective but never vicious..
There is no better dog around kids and small animals than a Collie.
Drake carried new born kittens around in his mouth...
how many mother cats would allow that if they didn't have full trust!

We just got back from Home Emporium.
We're looking into a Bamboo Counter Top for here...cool!
And some cheap natural cab cases to put up in Robyn's Parents house so we can sell it.
And they do have cheap but fairly well made cabs.
And a KILLER Copper Double Farmer's Sink!
You may well see it here.
A lot of the weird stuff they used to have is gone... economy I guess.

I got a really nice 5 liter pump up sprayer .
And oddly some heirloom tomatos seeds.

I got 'Ananas Noir' a pineapple black...it's green fleshed w/ red streaks and purple/yellow/black skin.
Billed in tasting as the sweetest tomato ever tasted.

http://gettle.org/gallery/v/heirlooms300dpi/Ananas-Noir-Tomato.jpg.html

and 'Great White'
A white tomato about Brandywine sized.
Really pale yellow I'd say but... lol!

Ric


daylily_ohio
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 22, 2009
8:39 PM

Post #6174604

Ric - I don't protection train... just let the natural protective instinct come out and I am good at being alpha. Mom - well that's another story. Aussies are really good protection... but females are a bit small. Pebbles is the older, heavier boned and she's only about 55 lbs. I considered a smooth coat Collie when I got Pebbles - but so many health issues with Collies. I really wish I could have talked my Mom into the dog I found a few months ago. Half Dobie, half Aussie. A "cell" dog - been through two levels of training already. Mom was not ready for a new dog yet though, and we both need to be on board. Pebbles is 12-1/2 --- she won't be with us forever. I grew up with Dobies. Mom had a Dobie/coonhound cross when she moved in here... oh, my was that a stubborn one! My favorite breed is Border Collie, but that's really to small to help a person up from a chair or the like. With Mom being 83, I am trying to think to the future.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

February 22, 2009
9:11 PM

Post #6174715

Bought from a good breeder or checked well for hip issues (as any mid/large breed should be) Collies actually are a great breed healthwise.
Both ours lived past 10 years. Drake almost 13...
Dobies would be anoyher great choice!

Ric

taynors

taynors
Urbana, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 22, 2009
9:30 PM

Post #6174813

Ric i love Bakers Creek . DId you get the catolog / I love all the pics in , just beautiful .
I got his Orange Purple flesh smudge . Some like it and some have not had good results.
Chelle i hope you get some nice nap.

henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

February 23, 2009
1:23 AM

Post #6175983

No Sue I didn't get a catalog but I've seen it before.
Their online site is awesome.
They had about 20 more types of seeds at the store.
Some odd melons and such.

taynors

taynors
Urbana, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 23, 2009
1:54 AM

Post #6176153

Ric you've been to the store ? man that would be cool
yeah i like his melons
i got the Orengelo and Moon and Stars.
i got an extra catolog if you want it . i can send mail it ?
good night
sue
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

February 23, 2009
2:13 AM

Post #6176224

Whoops sorry Sue.
I found these seeds an a close out store here not at Bakers Creek.

Ric

defoecat
Pleasureville, KY
(Zone 6a)

February 23, 2009
3:18 AM

Post #6176453

Joyce, I am so sorry that you have been putting in such long hours at the hospital. I know that both your DM and DF appreciate it. I am keeping you in my t & p's and hope that your DM will be able to be home soon, healthier and able to resume her life. Are you the only child? If not I hope that you get some assistance from the others in the family.

Today was a long day, went to church, only to find that the pastor couldn't make it. We had an abbreviated service, came home and since I hadn't done any cooking, had breakfast for lunch. We do that ocassionally, for lunch and for supper.

I tried 4 times to get in a nap, first DH left to take DGD home, and laid down, DSIL called and she was practically in my driveway, so visited with her. Laid down again, and the painter came, good news is that he will do the painting of my living room,plus the ceiling of the kitchen/dining room, leaving money I had set aside for a greenhouse.

After he left, tried the nap again, DS and his SO came, got up and visited with them. Then when they left,at 5:00 finallly got a short nap in. Don't know what that will do to the night time sleep, but it sure refreshed me.

Will be going to get paint tomorrow, and call the painter, he will schedule me, when he knows that I have the paint here. That will mean that when the painting is over, I will start the deep general cleaning, and the house will be good, so that I can get out and play in the dirt when the weather warms up.

Off to check my email, good night everybody.

joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 23, 2009
2:12 PM

Post #6177681

Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers everyone. Mom got moved to a regular room yesterday. Not private, but the girl with her seems nice enough.

They were going to start her on nutrition in the IV last night, but I just talked with her nurse and they're holding off on that until tonight. They're very pleased with her progress. She still has the oxygen tubes in her nose and she asked them to cut back on the morphine yesterday. Said she saw a big bug on the ceiling and knew it wasn't really there. We were there from 12:45 until 5:00 yesterday and she didn't have any pain meds while we were there.

Bill's Aunt died and her funeral is today in Adams County, so I won't make it to the hospital today. Dad said he could get there fine by himself. I don't think he'll stay until after dark. He says he doesn't have any trouble driving at night, but after he got lost on the way to the hospital, I think he just might be a little afraid. He said I know I don't have alzheimers, but I surely could not get my bearings or follow directions trying to get to MVH for her surgery. Me thinks he just had too much on his mind!!!!!!

Well, waving to all of you and know I love you so much!♥♥♥

taynors

taynors
Urbana, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 23, 2009
2:31 PM

Post #6177762

I am sure that was the problem that night. He was just to stressed to think straight. It happens to me all the time. Which i don't know if that is a good thing ? LOLLLL considering my age ? sheesh :)
good morning !!
rise and shine
cold cold and more cold brrrrrr 14 today
roads are good here
kids are at school
Bonnie have fun getting painting done. Glad you got a nap in . Are you going with the same color or a new one ?
Waiting on the amish to come fix some doors that warped . I hope they come soon. ? can't go or do anything :(
who watched teh Oscars ? i saw some but went to bed at 10;30
I really want to see that Slum Dog Millionare ! and Doubt. No theatres here have good movies. :( grrrr.
bbl
sue
Badseed
Hillsboro, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 23, 2009
2:43 PM

Post #6177812

Hugs to you Joyce. You sure have a lot on your plate. I'm glad to hear your Mom is doing better. I'm sure your Dad is fine. It's probably just a combination of worry, your Mom being in the hospital and not at home, then having to jump in the car and run. I get lost quite often and it's really frustrating. One of these days, I'm getting a GPS! :)

Morning Sue!

Hugs Bonnie. It sounds like you are running your buns off as usual.

joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 23, 2009
3:51 PM

Post #6178102

Thanks Ladies...I needed that. :o)
daylily_ohio
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 23, 2009
4:09 PM

Post #6178196

Hugs to you Joyce - my thoughts are with you...

anyone want to take a wonderful photo tour of America? My co-worker told me about this photographer. She's been buying some of his prints. I just took a break from working on resaving my friend's daylily images and checked out his site. WOW This guy, CW Banfield lives in a suburb of Columbus. Jill tells me he sells at an artists clearance too - that's where she gets his prints, and she was able to get a large print, framed for $100.
http://fadinglightphotography.com/portfolios

After looking at his site - I am reminded again at just how wonderful a place America is. I have been to Canada, but never any other countries. Seeing his photos, makes me think - there is so much beauty here in the continental US - why would anyone ever need to go abroad?

He uses traditional cameras, no Photoshop! Seems a modern day, color Ansel Adams. I am just floored by the beauty.

Wish there was a way to make desktop images from his photos!!

hugs to all!

taynors

taynors
Urbana, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 23, 2009
4:24 PM

Post #6178270

can't wait to look at the site. i love Ansel Adams !
well got my pickled beets boiling.
Bonnie the amish guy says " they are almost as good as my wifes" LOL
don't know what other trouble i may get into today
Hi Chelle !!! big ~~~~~
Bonnie i hope you can catch up on a nap today . Sounds like you may need it with all the busy work your doing.
bbl
sue
defoecat
Pleasureville, KY
(Zone 6a)

February 23, 2009
5:46 PM

Post #6178694

Just back from getting the paint. Will call the painter tonight and let him know that all the materials are here, and he can schedule me. I thought I was going to go with a taupe, on the brownish side,but decided on a gray, as I couldn't image a darker color.

I will need to start taking things down from the wall and getting it ready to paint.

I am hoping that I can begin working in our bedroom and bath while he is painting, so that the deep cleaning will be accomplished in a short while.

Joyce ((hugs)) I know that you are going through a rough patch, but this too shall pass. Sorry about your aunt.

Sue, what are you boiling your beets for?

Chele, it is getting close, can we start the count down?

taynors

taynors
Urbana, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 23, 2009
5:57 PM

Post #6178740

Bonnie Im redoing the recipe and recaning them . can i do tha ? and still be safe ? i just figured that i could if i redid the caning process. BWB for 30 min in clean jars. Ummm duh. i just think i answered my own question. duh. LOL your right i don't have to boil the beets duh. ? what was i thinking ? LOL
i got 5 half pints and some left over that i will munch on during the day
yumo
DustyDS
Sugar Valley, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 23, 2009
6:33 PM

Post #6178915

Hey Bons...I think I counted 24 days today...I think we need to set up a pool on the date and the weight...We already know its a boy...I just wanna know if his name is Noland or not...LOL

Here is your inspiration...This is the freshie tank where my desk used to be...LOL and now you have my paint color...Grey sounds interesting... This I gotta see...

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DustyDS
Sugar Valley, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 23, 2009
7:03 PM

Post #6179038

Today is my Daddys Birthday, and I am just a tad misty eyed...I told him when I woke up this morning that I sure could use a hug...just one more would be a joy...I miss him soooo much, and he has been gone for 36 years now...

I am making his favorite dinner tonight...Pork chops, mashed potatoes and peas...I do it every year...I told Cookie if I had some coconut I would bake him a yellow cake with white frosting and coconut...but I don't have any coconut...
Bless her, she said she had some and would drop it off on her way to Bros Aunts funeral...no thanks...I really don't need a cake, because Jim would get all of it, as I don't eat it, and he doesn't need it...
Besides, I don't have a pan big enough to bake a cake to hold all of the candles it would take...
Daddy knows I love him...GrandFather Udaolunusti said so...

I have been visited by a magnificent Goshawk these last few days...I am sorry he is frightening my other birds and squirrels, but he is magnificent when he sits in the Mimosa not 8 feet from my eye...He is an adult male, and he sits and preens...I also have a new bird...It is a male Carolina Wren...I know it is male because he sings...He was here again just a bit ago sitting on the branch the feeder is hanging from, singing his little heart away...He has convinced me that I am going to NC sometime this summer...

I need to go home, walk the earth and touch my roots, visit the caves, go to the burial pyres and see my Deer Clan family...It is past time...I will go by way of the Rez and see my cousins there as well...Ramsey is very old now and the Clan Elder..He has new great great Grandsons that I need to see...He is first cousin to my Daddy...I need to do this now, before I am unable to climb into the hills to the caves...and go to where the pyres are...I am fast approaching the 70 yrs mark, and I want to do this before I can't, or be a hazard...Ramseys Grandson has said he will go with me, and we will sleep in the caves and eat rabbit...The boy loves me, as do I him...He is no child...He is a GrandFather in his own right...but still a boy to me...I birthed him, and named him...He is known in the Clan as Soaring Eagle, but his English name is William after his Father...William Walkingstick...
That is what Udaolunusti means in Tsalagi...Walkingstick..
Below is a pic of his Daddy taken during WW2...He was called Willie, and his Tsalagi name was Tsiya Alisgia...or Dancing Otter...

I will show you a pic of Ramsey, known in Tsalagi as Arm Of Chain taken in 1946...There are few pics of my kinsmen, as they feared cameras capturing their spirits or souls as we call them today...

This is Willie Sr below...

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DustyDS
Sugar Valley, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 23, 2009
7:34 PM

Post #6179197

This is Ramsey...taken 1949...
The Tsalagi people do NOT wear War Bonnets...Never have...That is a tradition of the plains Indians...People who came to our reservation expected us to wear them thanks to the movies...and Ramsey adopted one for photo shoots at his Kodak Kiosk on the Rez...
**Get your picture taken with a real live Indian**

I will find a picture of the head gear here in a few...It will blow your mind, as it is NOT what you would expect from an Indian called the Aniyunwiyas or First People...

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taynors
Urbana, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 24, 2009
1:58 AM

Post #6180889

That is pretty neat Dusty on your family history.
I can't wait to get the pics up on my walls from my cuz. I really enjoy his art work. I m happy i got to share them with you.
this is one of my fav's but its a small 9x12 pic.

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taynors
Urbana, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 24, 2009
2:00 AM

Post #6180899

here is his latest one of Chris LaDoux the country singer

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taynors

taynors
Urbana, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 24, 2009
2:02 AM

Post #6180904

this one i like with all the detail on the necklace , he is wearing.
last one i promise :)

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taynors
Urbana, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 24, 2009
2:03 AM

Post #6180906

good night everyone
im pooped
DustyDS
Sugar Valley, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 24, 2009
2:22 AM

Post #6180973

Sorry... I was on the phone and then doing supper...

Here is a link...I hope it works...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-FfCk6Qb90&eurl=http://historical-melungeons.blogspot.com/2008/12/cherokee-by-blood-david-vann.html&feature=player_embedded

Sequoya named Sikyoya by his Mother, created the written Tsalagi language...It is called the syllabary...
It is said when he was invited to a function, his headdress was seen to be objectionable...It was most likely the more common *Roach*..which I will show first below...

There were left over items from some visiting Arab dignitaries, and they were given to him, and others with him, to put on...to appear less frightening...I dunno why.. as the Tsalagi were never a warring people such as the Apache and most especially the Comanche...
My beloved Brother Haitsi who was a full blood Apache, and CA Hwy Patrol officer taught me this about my own tribe...I knew about Sequoya but not about the turban...you shall see... This is the more common, and oldest known as the Roach...It is made of deer skin with fur and porcupine... NOT the heavy quills...contrary to what it appears...Bees wax was used to cause it to stand...

Yall just bear with me here...Today being Daddys Birthday, I feel a need..

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DustyDS
Sugar Valley, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 24, 2009
2:26 AM

Post #6180990

This is a pic of Sequoya wearing the Turban, that became a part of my people...also his little pipe adapted after a visit to the English people..

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DustyDS
Sugar Valley, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 24, 2009
3:31 AM

Post #6181268

This is a painting done of a Tsalagi ...The feathers show he had much rank in our tribe...We were not warriors...We were people of Peace.. That is how they were able to herd those like cattle and drive them on the Trail of Tears from NC to OK, and dump them on barren land with no seed but what a few managed to carry in bags around their necks...Those are now known as the Western Band of Cherokee...I am of the Eastern Band...My people fled into the hills, up into the caves...The caves were used by by my people when they needed a sleep when on a hunt for meat..and animals that became food...We knew where they were and some were no more than a ledge and a crack in the rock, but once you slid through, there were huge caverns inside where they were safe from the white mans army hunting us...

I know 2 of these caves, and they are ones that require a good climbing to get to...Near them are the pyres, and this is why I need to go soon...
As it is, I am not sure without Soaring Eagle by my side, that I will be able to make it...He still uses them for *sleeps* when he hunts, so he knows the trails well...
It is not getting lost that I am afraid of...it is my hip and the walking...It is a long way into the hills where the pyres are...what is left of them... GrandFather will go with me, but only so far...Been there done that, tried that before...One of the pyres is his...His ashes are rained into the earth, but medicine bags were there last time I was, when I smudged the site...When I came down from the cave the next day, he walked silently beside me...When we come to the falls of water and I go and kneel to refill my canteen...he dances on the rocks in front of me...
What a sweet and silly old Injun...

He reminds me daily who and what I am.. and keeps me grounded...

I got a cackle today...and I absolutely must tell you all...

Bertie, my right hand neighbor, has a Monster Lab, named appropriately BEAR...He lives in a kennel near our fenceline...My bedroom is on that side of the house toward hers...Occasionally I hear him bark but very rarely...but I DO hear Maggie bark...ALOT at night ...I'm thinking there is no way she can see or hear me or mine...I DO know that GrandFather has taken a liking to Berties Lab...He goes and spends time with Bear... Welllllllll when she lets Maggie out to tinkle before bedtime... and Old Toothless is out with Bear...Mags sees him...and barks her head off...Bertie thought Maggie was losing her mind because ... **There was NOTHING out there***...Uh huh... Sure Bertie!! ROFLLLLLLLLLLLL
That's what happens when you have a neighbor who has a live-in spook... LOL

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msrobin
Caneyville, KY
(Zone 6b)

February 24, 2009
1:31 PM

Post #6182299

Goodmorning, Folks! Guess you all are sleeping in! LOL! Been having lots of trouble getting on line, so can't post much.

(((Dusty))), love your stories! Your room looks great!

(((Joyce))), glad Mama is doing better!

Bonnie, you have got to have the cleanest house around! Wanna do mine?

Things are better here dog-wise. Our roomies go out of town every weekend, so that's a nice break for us. They bought a dog crate for the little terror-dog. He's settled down some too, since Samson got a hold of him Friday night. DH and I really feel bad about that though, cause his neck is still sore. He's such a lovable little guy, but sure is destructive!

Hope everyone has a wonderful day!

gemini_sage
Winchester, KY
(Zone 6a)

February 24, 2009
2:15 PM

Post #6182494

(((((Joyce)))))

Dusty, about what time period were the Cherokee residing in the caves? Were those some who lived in Appalachia (I think Blackfoot were in the area also?). Love the new wall color! I actually loved the old color too, but I'm sure it didn't work with any of your stuff. Your new color is similar to what I used in the little bathroom we revamped. Some accessories I picked up were labeled some shade of green, others were called (fill in some descriptive term)...blue, but the same color nonetheless. Its very fresh looking with lots of light.

Been transplanting lots of seedlings, and moving cold hardy stuff out to the little zipper greenhouses (that are on their final days). I've been putting the fire under Dave for some cold frames. Still feeling fatigued from when I was sick, that's getting old- too much to do! I'm getting geared up to do a bunch more transplanting today, space is available under lights so today is the fun part of filling it back up.

Ric, those Persian Shield have all rooted! I'm going to take another pot of cuttings today.

Most of my Coleus are dying after the cold, definitely over half...hate that!

Have a great day everybody!
Neal
defoecat
Pleasureville, KY
(Zone 6a)

February 24, 2009
2:23 PM

Post #6182537

Dusty love the pictures and the portraits. I am very Indian illerate, and you have helped me fill in some info. Thanks.

Neal, I haven't even started any winter sowing, just have too much else going on, and haven't got roundtoit. I will though.

Robin, nope, my house isn't the cleanest one around, that is why I keep having to clean!! I just don't want to feel guilty when the weather warms up, and I am outside playing in the dirt, that there are things that need doing inside.

Joyce what is the word on your DM today?

Chele, you still feeling okay, other than big and fat? hehe, I hated those last few weeks. Take care.
DustyDS
Sugar Valley, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 24, 2009
3:43 PM

Post #6182977

Good Morning all...up to a whopping 19* here and brilliant sunshine...

Neal...They started creating hiding places as early as 1830 when the Congress of the United States passed the "Indian Removal Act." ...but the actual arrival of the troops to begin the removal to Oklahoma was 1838...I'm not sure about the Blackfoot ,as far as I recall they were not much east of the Missouri River...They were not a stationary tribe.. they were nomads in the plains following the buffalo herds...They wound up in the NW and Canada...The Cherokee, Creek and Melungeons were stationary, raised crops and hunted in the woods...Deer, Bear, Rabbit and Fish were the meat staples...most all of which was dried to have for the winters...They were actually all over the place...NC, N.GA, TN, VA and W.VA

Bons, I am no authority by any stretch, but I have done alot of research, and having spent much time with the elders on the Rez, I listened very carefully to the stories...When I was very small, Daddy took me to the caves...We would go every summer and hunt and stay in the caves...It gave me a very strong sense of belonging and a bond with my Ancesters...I learned many of the old ways by those who still practiced them daily...It was a very eye opening experience for a very young impressionable child...

The only winter sowing I have done is to take Neals advice and pot those Peruvian Daffs, and out of 2 bulbs I have 5 seperate plants about 14 inches tall now... LOL...If it will ever get above freezing again, I may try to direct sow some of my wildflower seeds...I have a couple spots where they will be really pretty...I think I will wait till about April to plant my mailbox basket...I think that is going to look soooo kewel!! I will just have to remember to keep a couple bottles of water in the car so I can water it when I get the mail...

I am off to the guest room to play in the bins...I am trying to condense, and thin out...I bought 2 huge bins for this move, and I am going to try to get all of my Christmas stuff put into one of them...and craft stuff in another, then take the small bins out to the garage for storing things...

You all have a great day!!!

taynors

taynors
Urbana, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 24, 2009
10:00 PM

Post #6184977

love the pics Dusty, Wow on your heritage. Always interesting. :) good reading too. I enjoyed it. :)
busy day here
went to a class this morning and well... it was a pilates class and it was boring. I had to elderly folks in the class with me , the gentlemen was having trouble so i grabbed him and the lady a chair. It sure helped them. Cara is the teacher and she is sooo nice. I really like her alot. We both started at the ymca and she is the one that got kicked out too LOLLL so we have something in common. She was heavy like me and she is now an instructor !!! yeah . she is an energizer bunny she is.
Went to grocery
went and got new shoes
and a little hamberger thingy yeah i saw it on tv LOL mini burgers. I hope it works !
Neal your busy bee with all your plants. I saw several green sprouts in my indoor pots in teh basement ! have no idea what it is ? daylily ? or iris ?
msrobin i m glad your dog situation is getting better. The weekends must be nice with out the stress of dog choas.
well kids time to feed my hungry monkeys
bbl
sue

joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 24, 2009
10:39 PM

Post #6185131

Just back from the hospital. Mom is doing well. When we got there she was having clear liquid lunch in addition to the hanging nutrition. They told her she might be able to go home on Thursday. Dad would rather they wait until Friday cause she hasn't walked yet and she still has her catheter. She will go to a couple days at TCU at Otterbein when she leaves Miami Valley. I'll be glad when she's home for sure.

I went to the gift shop and had to have a spectacular Blue Chips campanula for her. It is blooming and LOADED with buds. I told Dad it was a perenial and he should plant it after the frosts are finished. I may have to steal a start off it!

Okay, need to check on something for supper. Hope you've all had a great day.
Antoinine
Cleveland Heights, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 25, 2009
12:55 AM

Post #6185776

Glad your Mom is doing ok Cookie.

Hey everybody!
defoecat
Pleasureville, KY
(Zone 6a)

February 25, 2009
2:24 AM

Post #6186223

Back for my nightime check. I did some cleaning today, and took the shower curtains and towels down and washed them and got them back up. Tomorrow I will tackle our bedroom. The painter will come on Friday.So hopefully by the first of the week, I will be about done with the housecleaning! Whoopee.

Joyce, me thinks you bought the flower with having a start of it in mind, maybe. Glad to hear that your DM is doing so well.

Sue, was today your first class? Is it streneous exercise, maybe not with the seniors there. Let me know about the burger thingies.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

February 25, 2009
2:43 AM

Post #6186318

Great news Joyce!
Tell Mom to keep it up!

Neal you have the touch.
I can't get PS to root for squat!

Ric

taynors

taynors
Urbana, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 25, 2009
12:54 PM

Post #6187613

Cookie i m so glad your mom is doing better. Hooray for mom !!! and i m sure you dad is relievd too. YEah Dad he was a trooper in this whole thing. Yeah Cookie for being a great daughter. :)
ok i pooped from all this cheering LOL whew.
this is a pilates class i started. Not really into it but i need to work up balance and strenght. The night class is a aerobic class that kicks my butt .
good morning to everyone
big ~~~~~ and hugs to you all
off to get kids to school
sue
Kydaylilylady
Waddy, KY

February 25, 2009
1:21 PM

Post #6187704

Morning all!

Joyce, good to hear Mom's holding her own.

Sue, work hard for me too. Somehow me and exercise are mutual enemies! I should get to know it on a personal basis though...

Well, if finally happened. The brick fell off the side of the house last night. Youngest was upstairs in bed and I was in the kitchen. It sounded like 4 kids fell out of the top bunk bed at once. Never saw a teenager skitter down a bunch of steps so fast in my life. We got the flashlight out and looked around but couldn't see a whole lot except lots of brick clumps on the ground. At least it didn't rip any of the windows out of the wall when it fell. I figure at least half the brick fell off. I wish this would speed up getting the other house done but I'm sure not holding my breath. Definately a major sticking point in my craw at this point!

Hugs to all that need them!!!

taynors

taynors
Urbana, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 25, 2009
2:36 PM

Post #6187998

LOL on the teenager running down the stairs . I guess that is what it takes to get them moving .
glad no one was hurt or to scared. I will work out for you also tonight . LOL :) i have to force myself to do it. but i ususaly have fun .
hugs
sue
msrobin
Caneyville, KY
(Zone 6b)

February 25, 2009
9:21 PM

Post #6189611

Still lurking...takes forever to finally get a page to come up. By then I'm ready to toss the @#%* thing out the window! I don't if if it's the computer, IE or my wireless internet.

Joyce, glad to hear your Mom is better!

Sue, hang in there with the class. Thinking that sounds like something I need...I'm just not into aerobics (sp). I've worn the same size jeans for 5 years, but they're getting a little snug now. Ouch!

Bonnie, way to go getting things wrapped up inside. Wish I was that motivated.

Hi to everyone else! Any bets on how many attempts it takes to get this posted? LOL!

taynors

taynors
Urbana, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 26, 2009
2:08 AM

Post #6190873

msrobin thanks , I hope your internet gets faster . i m sticking to the class. I got to fit in my spring and summer clothes. No money for new bigger clothes. :(
My FIL's brother died on monday :( i didn't know him but the services are tomorrow and friday.
He just never recovered from surgery . He ( FIL ) is the sole survivor of his family , he is the only one left.
MIL still has sisters who are funny bity ladies. Just crack me up when they get together
kinda pooped
good night
sue
defoecat
Pleasureville, KY
(Zone 6a)

February 26, 2009
2:57 AM

Post #6191160

I have been cleaning all day today, and yesterday too. I have everything thoroughly cleaned except the kitchen and laundry room. The painter is coming on Fridayto paint the family room, and when he finishes, I can put that room back together again.

Sue, if it's not too much trouble will you exercise extra hard for me? I know that when the weather warms up I will get plenty of exercise, but right now, I feel somewhat fluffy. Still fitting into everything, but could stand for some of the extra pounds to disappear.

I got a call from the Dr office yesterday, and no, I don't have gout. So he is thinking arthritis, and I am on some meds for arthritis, doesn't seem to be helping much though with that painful toe. Do you know when you have something painful how that is the body part that you are whacking on something? Well, while cleaning the bathroom today, I was just in socks, and the bathroom scale fell over on that toe!! Colorful thoughts for a few minutes.

~~ to everybody, and hope that you had a good day, and will have a restful night.
DustyDS
Sugar Valley, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 26, 2009
3:20 AM

Post #6191314

Good Evening all...It is still 54* here...I was going to start painting hallways tomorrow, but I may just go play in the yard if it stays nice like today...
I got most of my errands done...didn't get bird seed yet, and got Jim to his first appt at the VA Clinic in Middletown with his new primary care Doc... Stunningly beautiful, early thirties female that has her **stuff in 1 paper Bag**.. I am very impressed with her...and coming from an ole combat nurse, that says alot...

I got the new heater for the freshie tank, so I can put the small one back in the salt bucket in the basement...The size of my cichlids is double what they were when I brought them home, and already $15 more in price for the 10 of them than I paid...I have not lost a single one of them...He has them priced singly, or in sets of 10 according to size..and mine are now in the mid range already...;-)))
I wish I could afford some of his live plants, but nothing there under $12 each, and I can't go there now anymore...

Robin... are you dumping your cache on your puter?? You may need to do a disc clean and defrag and a registry clean...I disc clean daily, sometimes twice if I have been doing alot of browsing, or gaming...I run the Reg clean weekly, and follow it with a defrag...I empty the cache and browsing history nightly...just before I shut down...This laptop was bought in 2004, and I have never had one seconds worth of trouble with it...It ran 24/7 for 2 years when I was dispatching, doing google maps for drivers who got lost or didn't know where to go...and I know if I ever need to buy a new one, I will hunt until I find the same brand and big screen size...Back then, most of the screens were soooo small...

Janet... I dunno what to say...Are you saying your existing house is falling down around you ??? Ummmm If that's the case...SOMEBODY would be finishing my new house last week...That sounds very dangerous...Good thing wasn't anybody outside next to it when it fell...
I understand if its a case of not having the cash to finish it, but as soon as that new puppy was livable, I would be packing...even if it meant having to make do in the meantime...

Bons...have you ever heard an Indian Flute??? Send me your Email please...I have something from the Oglala Sioux I would like you to see, and there is a litle flute on it...but I will find that link to the flutes for all of you if you wish to hear them...
I know Ric remembers the Pan Pipes...some of you others may as well, but the Indian flutes are hand carved wood, and sound very similar...

This is one of them of Two Hawks Music...He is also Oglala Lakota Sioux...If you click on each of the 4 directions in the circle, black being west...you can hear cuts of his CD's...I have gone to gatherings with Two Hawks, and his music is so beautiful the elders cry...

http://www.nativecircle.com/

I will try to find the others I have ...
DustyDS
Sugar Valley, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 26, 2009
4:02 AM

Post #6191559

Carlos Nakai is one of the most famous Plains Flutists...The old links I had went to some porn sites , so be careful if you try to google him...This is a clean site with free tracks you can hear...

http://www.rhapsody.com/r-carlos-nakai
daylily_ohio
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 26, 2009
8:22 AM

Post #6192045

3:12 a.m. and I just got home from work :-) that is a GOOD thing. WIth other printing companies laying off - it is great to be working a little overtime.

Dusty, I am a Nakai fan too! I think my favorite CD's are Winds of Devotion and Inside Canyon De Chelly.

Forgot to say I went to Dawes today with Sunny and we looked at the Witchazels. Maybe 1/3 were in full bloom, 1/3 showing color and 1/3 in tight bud. So will have to go back in a week or 10 days.

This message was edited Feb 26, 2009 3:50 AM
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

February 26, 2009
11:17 AM

Post #6192147

Sad News

Gardening lost one of it's premier members Tuesday.
Charlie Berger passed.
For those of you in the Cincy area Clara and Charlie's gardens are legend.
She designed and Charlie did.

Always delightful and always w/ a twinkle in his eye he was a joy to talk to.
He didn't know a lot about the individual plants (he said) but you knew he was just so proud of the garden he wanted Clara to shine and show it off.
He just liked being a host.

A few years back Charlie was telling us about his life after retirement.
He said every day Clara gave him a full day of gardening projects to attend to... and if he worked real hard... he could drink from the hose...extra hard he got to break for lunch!

Our Gardening season always starts w/ a trip to Clara's Hellebore Sale.
This year will be bitter sweet.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rnranimals/sets/72157606270238164/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rnranimals/sets/72057594139730531/

Ric

taynors

taynors
Urbana, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 26, 2009
12:55 PM

Post #6192279

Ric i m sorry to hear the news. A great loss to the gardening community . T&P .
just a quick check in
got to dry savannah's hair
ttyl
sue

joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 26, 2009
1:29 PM

Post #6192388

Oh Ric, I'm so sorry to hear that. I remember when you went last year and I thought I just HAVE to go to that next year. Do you think Clara will still do it? I'm sure she will be lost without her partner.

Dusty...I love flute and that is beautiful! This is the kind of music I like to listen to as I drift off to sleep. If anyone has a CD they'd like to share, I'd love it!

Mom may get home today...I'll keep you posted!
Kydaylilylady
Waddy, KY

February 26, 2009
4:04 PM

Post #6193099

What good possible news! For your mother, your father and you! It's always a blessing to get everybody back home in their own houses and beds. Yourself included!

Dusty, yes, the brick has fallen off and there are cracks in the drywall where the house has settled over the years. The last two years of extreme drought did not help this house in any way. I'd love to say that there's progress being made on the other house but it's often moved to the back burner as so many personal things are with farming families. That's just the way it is. Hay has to be cut, pastures seeded, crops planted, cattle moved and worked, that's just the way of it. Right now with the house we're in the roof's still tight, we're still warm and the septic system still functions so I guess we're still better off than 75% of the world.

It's raining like a son of a gun right now. I think the weather liars were wrong again since there was supposed to only be a 20% chance of rain today. DH started to not put the feed wagon in the barn last night but decided to take the signs in the sky to heart instead of the weather man and took the time to back it in. Good thing.

Take care all!
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

February 26, 2009
5:13 PM

Post #6193428

Joyce I guess time will tell on Clara's plans.
It's getting close to the Hellebore sale time...
Chele may have better intel on that.
(She in fact alerted me of Charlie's passing.)
I know Clara is in a DL Group w/ her.
They had been getting help w/ the garden for a few years now.
Friends and Family had taken up the torch.

Ric
Indygardengal
Brownstown, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 26, 2009
6:10 PM

Post #6193673

Well you all have kept me busy reading for a while. Let me introduce myself. I live in S Indiana on a farm. I am a gardener through and through but came to it later than I wish. For many years I had no desire to garden but finally my gardening gene kicked in and now it is almost out of control. My DH tries to keep me from turning his whole big lawn into flower gardens. haa. He does vegetables and I do flowers and there is plenty of land to spare.
Veronica

taynors

taynors
Urbana, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 26, 2009
6:30 PM

Post #6193805

Bonnie i did all the excersise for you ,whew . Im pooped . LOL
bbl
sue
Badseed
Hillsboro, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 26, 2009
7:06 PM

Post #6194001

Glad to see you Veronica!

Everyone jump in and welcome Indynannyof8! I found her in chat this morning and invited her to join us! She lives very close to Dispatcher (Lou).

I spiked a wild hair after chat and decided to faux paint my room. Nothing fancy. I just can't take any more WHITE! I'm using the left over Pony Tail (tan) from the living room and ragging it on. I figured I may as well since I was moving all the furniture anyway! I have to make room for the pack n play AND changing table! LOL

Finished my burgers (on a plate) and I'm headed back up the hall. The yellow kid spitter will be headed this way soon.
dispatcher1
Seymour, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 26, 2009
8:15 PM

Post #6194278

Veronica,

Great to "see" you again . Welcome to the forum. This is one great cast of characters and gardeners here on this forum. Everyone is like one big family. I hope we can get together soon and get acquainted and trade some plants this spring. I gotta run, got an eye doctors apt. at 3;30. ttyl.

Hi and T& P's to all you! You know I'm always here lurking and enjoying your posts. Lurker Lou
daylilydaddy
morehead, KY
(Zone 6a)

February 26, 2009
8:23 PM

Post #6194320

Welcome Veronica!!
This is a great group of people to hang with. I look forward to your gardening adventures. Well gotta go. I am trying to get something of a green house out of the ice damaged old one. I also have new chicks and silkies(another type of chicken) that need moved into a new home.
Geo
Badseed
Hillsboro, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 26, 2009
8:57 PM

Post #6194441

Lou! It's wonderful to see you! I asked Veronica if she'd met you. :)

George, if you come up with some extra white silkie girls, please save me a couple! Actually, they are for Kristenne.

Got two walls done and got my vanity, chest and TV moved (hubby is helping move furniture). The valances are in the washer. I'm determined to get the baby's corner set up tonight. The changing table is loaded up. I'm hoping the diapers will fit in the bottom of the pack n' play, then the baby can have the top.

Back to my room!
DustyDS
Sugar Valley, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 26, 2009
9:34 PM

Post #6194609

Good to see you at last Geo...You had been officially listed as MIA here lately!!!

I welcomed Veronica over on Neals Spring Prep Thread, and invited her to join us here...I am glad to see she did...

I don't know if I mentioned here, that I have had an *Invader* of the squirrel chow bucket...I keep the lid on it...broke 2 nails getting it off, but someone is better at it than me...I have a MONSTER Coon coming on to the porch by the door...Last night I heard something, peeked out the door glass to the bucket, and there he was...sitting in the bucket...I opened the door, and he jumped out and scurried to the edge of the porch and looked at me...Then he came to the all glass storm door, rose up and looked in at me...then climbed right back in the chow bucket...He is a nervy booger...The porch lights were ON... LOL

Speaking of Porch lights...Jim just finished hanging the second one of the pair I got at Habitat last month...They look really good...
Bro Bill and Tony are going to get the porch ceiling done this spring... already have the goodies to do it...Then, I am going to screen it in and paint the wood white to match the house windows...I am going to add a door facing the small garage door at the end of it, which will also go out to the Secret Garden where the small pond and fountain will be...Mostly all shade plants there...I honestly cannot wait to get out in the dirt this year...I will pay for it dearly bodily, but if nothing else, I will get a stock tank and toss a heater in it, so I can soak ... LOL Just kidding... I can get a spa tub from Habitat for less than a stock tank...and that ain't no joke...

Here is a site for another Flutist that I love...David Maracle...He has some full length tracks you can hear there and some free downloads too I think...I have 2 of his CD's, Spirit Flutes, and Spirit Spa...He is a Mohawk from his Blood Father and I believe his Mother is Irish or Scotch...can't remember...I only like his flute CD's not any of the others, even tho he is still playing the flute in them...

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=278139820

Off to figure out what to cook for supper...gonna be easy whatever it is, cause my back is giving me fits today with this dampness...

Check on yall later...No Overdoing Michele!

Indygardengal
Brownstown, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 26, 2009
9:55 PM

Post #6194730

Funny thing is I was on here first and then on the What are you doing for spring thread I asked where it was. Is that having a Senior moment or what. I think I am going to like it here.
Lou I think we have waited bout long enough to meet. Are you still working at the same place?
Yep I want to thank Badseed for inviting me here

joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 26, 2009
10:03 PM

Post #6194780

I invited Veronica too from the Geranium thread. Glad you took us up on it. Welcome. I see road-trips in the Spring!!

Well, Mom is still in the hospital and having fits with her bowels. I truly don't see them releasing her until sometime this weekend. Seems like everything she eat goes right through her. Poor thing.

Dad is still suffering with his knee even after the cortisone shot. Hopefully it will kick in soon.

I'm so tired of sitting at that hospital...whine...whine...whine...

taynors

taynors
Urbana, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 26, 2009
10:10 PM

Post #6194814

Cookie i have two words beer and oatmeal ok that is three LOL
welcome veronica !! big ~~~~~~~
i will try to behave myself
Geo lucky ducky on the new chics. I want some. :( i might go to ur local TSC and get some this april
anyhow
got taxes from accountant and it might as well be Latin Ha.
T still aint working .
BOnnie i tried the Billy mini burger thingy . the one that is on tv. Hmmm jury is still out on it. But Austin loves it. Savannah don't eat meat .
i ate one . so little burgers are good. :)
bbl
sue
daylilydaddy
morehead, KY
(Zone 6a)

February 26, 2009
10:29 PM

Post #6194884

Hey Chelle. I do have a white roo and white hen. I should have some white chicks by round up time. I also have a blue/grey hen. I hope to add a couple of more to the silkie flock over the next week or so. do I see a silkie for daylily trade in our future??? LOL Seriously though if I do find a white hen extra I will get it for you and can bring it to RU.
Geo
Antoinine
Cleveland Heights, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 26, 2009
10:30 PM

Post #6194891

Hey Guys. Nothing going on up here. Hi Indynanny, welcome.

Just dropping in to let you all know I am still alive (for the moment anyway), just a little busy.

Love and many kisses!!

Toni
Indygardengal
Brownstown, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 27, 2009
1:29 AM

Post #6195554

daylillydaddy I just noticed you are the Geo that everyone is talking to. I just now put 2 and 2 together. Hope anyway.
I remember when my Uncle died at Buckhorn and we were coming to Booneville to the funeral. It was a snowy day and we went sailing right past the highway to go to Booneville and got almost all the way to Morehead and then we knew we had missed our road. We almost missed the funeral. My only time going to Morehead but I absolutely love KY
defoecat
Pleasureville, KY
(Zone 6a)

February 27, 2009
2:56 AM

Post #6195962

Welcome Veronica, you have stumbled upon one of the nicest groups of people here on DG. Glad you joined us, no matter who invited you here.

I have been house cleaning today, the deep kind of cleaning. I plan to have my house all cleaned, and then when the weather permits, I can go out an play in the dirt without any guilt. I almost finished the kitchen today. Just need to do the counter tops and the stove top, my ceramic topped stove which I absolutely hate. All I have left to do is the laundry room, and it is an absolute mess. It is a catch all room, entry is from the deck, and when the weather is bad, like it has been all winter, it gets all the foot traffic, and the coats and shoes and what ever we are carrying in.

Painter was supposed to come tomorrow, but haven't heard from him, so if he doesn't, I have errands that must be done, so will be taking a day off from the cleaning.

~~~~ at everybody, I have read all, and have promptly forgotten most.
Indygardengal
Brownstown, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 27, 2009
11:52 AM

Post #6196739

I get this warm fuzzy feeling with all your welcomes. Now I am one of the group. Hearing about the RU makes me want to come so I will think about that. I am calling Dispatcher this morning to make plans to meet. I'm excited to meet her. A little gardening talk here. I was doing fine with some seed sowing and all of a sudden 2 just stopped coming up. It is 2 different kinds and I got a sprout of 1 and 4 of another and then it just shut down. I either killed them with kindness or the seed has gotten old. One was a Strawberry Fields Gomphrena that I really want for seed saving. If I can just get the 4 plants to live I will be able to get seed for next year.

This is grocery day and after that I am picking up my 2 year old GD and bringing her to spend the afternoon with Nanny and Papaw. I'm fixing beans and cornbread for when her parents come to pick her up. I am so hungry for some real country food... My DH has been on a weight loss (think diet) program and I am about to starve. Just kidding as I eat all the time but I do miss making the good stuff. Of course he can eat beans. Don't know what it is with me this winter I have cooked more soup beans than I have any time before.

Well I am almost ready to get a cup of coffee. I have to wait after taking the Fosomax and it is a pain not to grab that coffee immediately. No patience when it comes to my coffee.

You all have a great day
Veronica
gemini_sage
Winchester, KY
(Zone 6a)

February 27, 2009
11:57 AM

Post #6196747

Veronica, what was the other kind of seed that has been sporadic? Some are naturally that way, some start quick and others in the same batch take their sweet time.
Indygardengal
Brownstown, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 27, 2009
11:59 AM

Post #6196752

Rudbeckia hirta 'Prairie Sun'
gemini_sage
Winchester, KY
(Zone 6a)

February 27, 2009
12:01 PM

Post #6196755

I've had that problem with Rudbeckia too, especially the purchased hybrid seed. I've had better luck with germination on those with WinterSowing.
Indygardengal
Brownstown, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 27, 2009
12:01 PM

Post #6196758

Hi Neal
I forgot to say this seed did not do well for me last year so that could explan that. I also got very low germination on the 'Cherry Brandy' so is it the Ruds? I did a triloba last year and don't remember the percentages but I got 5 or 6 plants from it. Unless our last hard freeze got it I believe it will come back.
Indygardengal
Brownstown, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 27, 2009
12:11 PM

Post #6196783

Now that you mention it the Rudbeckia triloba was wsown. Think I will remember that next year. Yeah... I saw where you had wsown some red flax. Since I am going to go to Fl in a few weeks and hate to leave my sprouting plants home alone with my DH I am thinking of a few to ws. put out the flax and nicotiana dill annd alyssym. last year the dill did not come up at all so am kind of skittish aboout it but I only want one plant (okay maybe 2 for a backup)

With all the bed cleaning (pulling up alyssum) I did day before yesterday I should have lots of alyssum but I had such good luck last year with the hos I am anxious to do it again.

What do you think about sowing my snaps after I come back on Mar 28 and putting them outside when they germinate? Is it too late. Last year I had volunteers come up after it warmed up so that should be kind of the same thing. I saw you have the Black Prince and that is what I bought.
gemini_sage
Winchester, KY
(Zone 6a)

February 27, 2009
12:18 PM

Post #6196798

I had good luck wintersowing Dill the last couple of years- they reseed easily on their own. Since Snaps can be wintersown, that should work out fine. If it doesn't I'll bring ya some of my extras to the RU :--)

taynors

taynors
Urbana, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 27, 2009
1:09 PM

Post #6196916

I love Reubekia ! i had it on every inch of my old house . I had a ton of it right under a kitchen bay window and it was so pretty . Hmmm . sigh...
Veronica your speaking our lanquage when you talk of corn bread and beans . Yumo
not mch here
goin to get my hair done
then ?
make calls
ttyl
sue
daylily_ohio
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 27, 2009
2:48 PM

Post #6197235

busy morning planned for me...
but...
I just wanted to thank Neil for the spice mailing -- I filled my pepper mill yesterday and thought of you :-)
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 27, 2009
2:57 PM

Post #6197277

Hey, guys. Welcome to our newest friends!

I've been lurking. Actually, I've been trying to catch up on all the posts since last weekend. I went to the scrapbooking retreat and in spite of taking breaks, it threw me for a loop and the nerves in my neck are very irritated. I'm waiting for a call back from my local surgeon who did my shoulder, regarding a referral to a neurosurgeon for a second opinion. I doubt the answer is going to be any different than what the spine specialist told me, but I want to cover all the bases and see who I feel the most comfortable with.

Other than that, I've not had much to talk about, so have just been reading. I feel pretty boring lately, to tell the truth! LOL
daylilydaddy
morehead, KY
(Zone 6a)

February 27, 2009
3:03 PM

Post #6197373

Yes, Veronica I am the George/Geo. A lot of my friends call me Geo, so I forget sometimes and sign my name Geo.
Well I can finally let the cat out of the bag. I got approved by my insurance for the lap band surgery today. Thats been a lot of the reason I have been quiet lately. I have been doing research and hounding insurance Etc. I wanted to do it at Kings daughter in Ashland due to their track record and also thats where I did my nursing school clinicals. I go today at 11:30 to get the paper from my Dr.

I have fought with weight all my life. The meds I'm on are not helping me either. I have been trying to lose weight for a few months now with little results. I know it will be hard, but I have been on a support group of Ky people that have had the surgery and they have rave reviews. I hope to get it scheduled ASAP. Thats why I have been frantic to get some spring stuff done and not had much indoor time. The one thing I like about the lap band is It's for life. If I would start gaining again. They can adjust the band and help me keep weight off. I am only 41 and the recent health scare has really affected me. I hope you all don't think I'm taking the easy way out, but when they cracked my sternum to do the open heart. It limits what exercises I can do. I feel my health is declining and this may help drastically.
Well better go and shower up.
Great big hugs to ORV
(((HUGS)))
Geo
Marcy_1
New Madison, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 27, 2009
3:43 PM

Post #6197568

Good morning all.
I have been quiet too. I've had a very bad head cold, that has just been miserable. Thankfully, it seems to be on the mend. Sure hope so!
And last night I got some bad news. My older brother has bladder cancer. I feel really bad for him. I just hope and pray he keeps a positive attitude...especially since he is usually very negative. I haven't talked to him yet, so don't know what kind of treatment he will have?
Other than that, nothing much going on around here. Grocery day today, and have to find a gift for my DGD's birthday! She will be 10 on Sunday...but we are celebrating it on Saturday. Then next Sunday...she will be having a skating party at the rink for her friends. We will go...but no skating for me...lol!!!
Veronica...welcome! Nice to meet you.
I live on the IN/OH border here. Do a lot of my shopping in Richmond.
I hope you all have a wonderful day out there!!
BertieL
Franklin, OH

February 27, 2009
4:22 PM

Post #6197796

Welcome Veronica, I am Bertie L and I live next door to Dusty and Joyce. I do more lurking than anything else. Good to have you aboard. I may be a lurker but I am a gardener also.
Badseed
Hillsboro, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 27, 2009
4:56 PM

Post #6197968

Hi Guys!

All is well here. And I'm still pregnant. LOL

I got my room painted yesterday and am in the process still of rearranging and getting things in some kind of order. We so need a bigger house!

I've also been working on a couple of websites but am finding I can't sit here all day or my ankles puff up. It goes down as soon as I put them up for an hour but still.

Marcy, I'm so sorry to hear about your brother. Sending thoughts and prayers. PLEASE stay off the roller skates! :)

Geo, congrats on the surgery approval and good luck with the surgery! I know it's been life saving for some. Some of my inlaws had it done too. I don't think it's the easy way out. Sometimes we just need help. I will say that you have to be committed to a new way of eating or it won't help much. After reading the diet, I think you could lose weight just doing the diet! LOL

Hey Bertie! Nice to see you.

Veronica, I'm glad to see you sticking around. Looks like you fit right in. ;)

Hugs all around! This is me leaving my chair.
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 27, 2009
5:17 PM

Post #6198041

You leaving your chair...Rrrrrright, Chele. I bet you're still on DG. ;)

Geo, that's great you've been approved for the lap band. That WLS makes the most sense out of any since you can adjust it or even reverse it easily by having the band removed. I wish you all success with it, buddy!
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

February 27, 2009
5:27 PM

Post #6198076

Geo wouldn't a corset be easier?
Neal probably has one you can... lol! and running like he...

Figures the weather would turn for the weekend.
We lost the back gutter, facia and sofit from the ice weight.
That's this week's project.

I bought Robyn a Waffle maker this week from Newegg.
She was buying them frozen ... 10 batches pay for the unit!
Big'ole Chrome old school unit.
Evidentally it's Waffle Central in the kitchen now... lol!

Any favorite recipes?

Ric

DustyDS
Sugar Valley, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 27, 2009
5:48 PM

Post #6198151

Good Afternoon all...Dreary, drizzley and windy here today, and the temps are already dropping...It was 45* when I got up, and down to 39* now...

I just finished prepping the hallways for the new paint...I will do all of the woodwork today, and get it second coated...and do the cutting in tomorrow...Laundry is going at the same time...

Geo, I am soooo thrilled for you my dear...Now you will be around to harrass me for a long, long time!!!! You will feel terrific in no time at all...

Off to the paint can...You all have a great day...






DustyDS
Sugar Valley, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 27, 2009
5:51 PM

Post #6198168

I bought a Belgian Waffle maker brand new at SA for $5...Jim loves it!!!

I like fresh Blueberries with a dollop of sour cream on mine... LOL
gemini_sage
Winchester, KY
(Zone 6a)

February 27, 2009
6:32 PM

Post #6198347

Ric, I can't believe you! Like I'd loan out my unmentionables, LOL! Besides, a good old girdle will still do the trick on me!

Geo, Congrats on the surgery! My sis (Donna) had lost over 150 lbs. last time I talked to her- she's thrilled to be able to use stairs again (bad knees). You've never been big like her, but I'm sure you'll have so much more energy and feel 10 years younger!
Badseed
Hillsboro, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 27, 2009
6:38 PM

Post #6198366

I did leave my chair. So ha! LOL

Maddie and I got all the feeding/bottle stuff off the changing table to bring to the kitchen, grabbed a bunch of new blankets so we could wash them, got the changing table back in my bedroom, opened the toys and put them in a container with a lid, etc. My room is now a tight squeeze but everything fit.

Then we measured 1.5 pounds of rice twice and made two rice socks. http://www.birthingnaturally.net/cn/tool/sock.html One of my midwives brought them and they were wonderful! I can't believe they are $9 plus! I now have a pair rice socks and hubby gets five new pairs of socks. LOL I wonder if I feel like whipping out a set of covers?? I know I don't feel like making a duvet cover for my bed and I need to...

I'm trying to force me to scrub down and repaint the back foyer. Bleck.

No, I'm not in nesting mode. hahahaha I'm just looking at all the junk that has been sitting and waiting. grrr
DustyDS
Sugar Valley, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 27, 2009
7:52 PM

Post #6198671

Bleck is right Michele...I just finished painting the 1st coat on the trim around the basement, den, pantry and back patio doors in the front hallway...I am contrasting my new green paint, by painting the wood work white...It will hopefully brighten up those 3 dark hallways...I have to keep the doors closed to my room and the guest room because I have the heat vents closed off in there so that makes the back hallway really dark...
Once I get my new patio door hung, that front hallway will lighten up considerably because it is a full pane glass door...and the back aluminum canopy will soon be gone... We have roof joist damage from the water that thing has caused, so it will be the first thing to go as soon as we can work outside...

Back at it... break is over...LOL
dispatcher1
Seymour, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 27, 2009
8:51 PM

Post #6198908

Michelle it sure sounds like nesting to me!!! Those socks are great. I have Fibro in my neck and once had whip lash and it gives me fits in the winter. I found two pair of the
old fashion knee socks at the good will store. I didn't measure the rice, I just filled the sock up and put rubber bands around the open end. Being long ,they drape around my neck and on top of my shoulders. It feels wonderful. Later , a friend told me to dab lavender oil on the sock and then when it is heated , the aroma therapy kicks in. At aroma therapy shops they sell for about $25.00. LOL

I think we are all getting anxious for the birth right along with you. Prayer and good karma being sent for a easy delivery! Lurker Lou
daylilydaddy
morehead, KY
(Zone 6a)

February 27, 2009
9:02 PM

Post #6198947

My Dr. was thrilled and thought it was a great option for me. She has seen me gain and lose 100lb over this last year. The non heart pills do a number on weight. Now I meet my surgeon on March the 5th and after their test they said they would do the surgery as soon as possible. So I guess if there test go OK, I should be operated on sometime in March.

My Dr. had already done all the test I had asked for(liver, thyroid, kidney CBC, EKG) I knew already I would need all these before actually going through with the surgery(I research a lot before something like this) She just thought I wanted them to make sure I was alright. She said she would have lap band if her insurance paid for it.(she is a little fluffy). It is going to be a rough time for awhile. The first 2 weeks I can eat nothing that does not fit through a straw. Translation- Ensure and baby food.
I may just show up in a speedo for RU!!! LOL NOT!
Neal, I do remember a black lace up number I may need to borrow! hehe. Where is that pic??? I promise I will not.
George

taynors

taynors
Urbana, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 27, 2009
9:26 PM

Post #6199040

Neal you better hope Geo don't find that pic LOL
Geo i m so happy for you !!!! have you been to the lapband thread by Araness ? or is it Tplant ? i forget. anyhow
wow that is great news , no one would ever think you taking the easy way out. Weight managment is not easy ! and when you have limitations that make it hard to excersise it is worse. You are very brave doing this. I for one would like to see the speedo ! HA. :P
got hair done today
my ds is been a naughty little guy this week ? so he is up in his room .
Chelle i think your nesting too. LOL
bbl
sue
gemini_sage
Winchester, KY
(Zone 6a)

February 27, 2009
9:29 PM

Post #6199055

Oh, I'm not too worried...administration may frown on posting a pic like that, LOL!

taynors

taynors
Urbana, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 27, 2009
10:06 PM

Post #6199189

LOL
:)

taynors

taynors
Urbana, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 27, 2009
10:23 PM

Post #6199258

how muddy is it at your place ?

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taynors
Urbana, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 27, 2009
10:26 PM

Post #6199273

and this is my carpentry skills ! "ack"

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taynors
Urbana, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 27, 2009
10:27 PM

Post #6199279

almost done
i have a few more things to do to it

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taynors
Urbana, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 27, 2009
10:28 PM

Post #6199284

muddy boots

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

February 28, 2009
1:22 AM

Post #6199935

Sue! LOL!
If you're going to be nailing skids you have have to get either a Compressor and Framing Hammer or a bigger Hammer (BFH in the trades) or a new pair of glasses!
Skid wood is usually incredibly dense and very hard to nail.
I'm surprised you got that many nails in at all.

George buddy we touched on this at Cookies.
I see not many other options actually.
W/ your heart and weight fast is a must.
We want you around for many many more RU's!
Easy it ain't!
Now about that picture... lol!

Neal it was a just wild guess... honest... George didn't say a word to me... (think he bought it Geo?)

Ric reporting in from the Waffle House

taynors

taynors
Urbana, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 28, 2009
1:45 AM

Post #6200013

So Ric are you saying i shouldn't quit my day job and not open a carpenters shop ? LOLLL
yeah there were a few choice words along the way.
The nails just seemed to bounce around off the wood. LOL .
Tummy fat is the most deadly too. Dr.Oz says it sits on all your vital organs causing you to be more prone to cancers . It is also the hardest to get off too, trust me on that one LOL still trying to get rid of my beer belly from two years. well o k i could work at it harder than i was but you get my drift . :)
I m so happy your insurance is paying for it . How is Jeff taking in all of this ? I m sure its hard on him too.
Take care
good night
sue
defoecat
Pleasureville, KY
(Zone 6a)

February 28, 2009
2:25 AM

Post #6200179

Evening friends, spent the day running errands, the bank post office, library, looked around for a tv stand, went by DS a minute, his SO has the stomach virus, and I didn't stay any longer than was necessary.

Painter was supposed to call last night, and be here to paint today, neither one happened. The paint is sitting here, and I may just start on it myself. I hate to be promised something then it not happen.

Marcy sorry to hear about your DB, if he is a negative person, it may not sit well with him, and I believe attitude is a lot of the treatment. Hugs to you and and all the family.

Chele, sounds to me like it is nesting. But gosh girl slow down, no I know about those energy bursts in the final days of pregnancy. So I think you are doing well.

George way to go on getting the Lap Band approved with your insurance company. I have a friend who had it last summer and she has lost about 130 pounds the last time I talked with her. You will feel so much better afterwards. Easy way out, naw, I haven't had any surgery that was a piece of cake.

Sue that beer will put the belly fat on. Valiant try with the carpentry, but I would keep the day job!!

Dusty is a retired driver, and has taken up painting as her next career. Hold on, I will probably be joining you soon!!

Hello again Veronica, and ~~~ to everybody else, I didn't mention by name.
DustyDS
Sugar Valley, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 28, 2009
2:42 AM

Post #6200266

Marcy...Many Prayers in the Smoke tonight for your Brother, and you and your Family...If they caught it in time, an ileostomy may be the answer...It was for my Stepfather...Gave him 15 more years in otherwise good health...

The bitter wind cut short my walkabout tonight, but Kira got her run short as it was...I finally got all of the hair pulled out of her ears tonight, got them lubed with glycerin and she is a happy camper now...

I got alot done on the front hallway today...The doors are not painted so I had to take them off the hinges so I could paint the casings and trim...It is all cut in and ready to roll but I am not pushing it...I may just finish the trim and cutting in on the other 2 hallways first and then take a day to roll it all at once...I don't care if it takes a week to do it all...The weather is back to crappy cold again, so no dirt for me yet...

We had a one pot dinner tonight...I put a roast and veggies in the oven...easy cook and cleanup...

Bons... did your painter ever show up??

Ummm Bro Ric...I don't think Neal or anyone else bought that!!!! LOL

Y'all have a good night...

DustyDS
Sugar Valley, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 28, 2009
2:46 AM

Post #6200282

Thats what I get for checking the last of the laundry in mid post...

Sorry Bons...I wish I was closer to you and I would come do it for you...
Indygardengal
Brownstown, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 28, 2009
2:57 AM

Post #6200325

I still can not get over the welcome I feel here. I have never experienced anything like it before . You all are so genuinely interested in the well being of each other.
I am busy lurking and getting acquainted with all. Lou and I had a good talk on the phone this morning and we felt we could talk all day and we probably will get around to that next week.
Geo by all means go for the surgery. You are not taking the easy way you and if it were easy you would have had it off before now. I will be looking for your posts in future as to date and time. Good luck and my prayers are with you.
Veronica
DustyDS
Sugar Valley, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 28, 2009
3:54 AM

Post #6200557

Veronica...Check this link to see the fall RU pics ...

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/907535/#new

I now live right in the middle of JoyceT and BertieL...

JoyceT is known as Cookie...for many varied recipes as to why...LOL

She used to live in my house, and now lives to my waayyy West side... Our homes share 13 acres...Bertie lives through the woods and over the creek to my East side...LOL
DustyDS
Sugar Valley, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 28, 2009
4:21 AM

Post #6200677

Time for a new Thread...

Dropping Crumbs for y'all to follow...


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