ORVG COFFEE HOUSE # 150 - What is with this Weather???

Nice weather! I'm a little jealous but you can keep the thunderstorms. I had enough wind last September.

Half of your hair being cut off? Wow. How long is it now?

Caneyville, KY(Zone 6b)

Hi, Velnita!

In case you hadn't heard, we're down in SW Arkansas for a few months, so I guess the temps don't really give me any bragging rights.

My hair is almost to my waist. I keep it long so I can pull it up in a pony tail when I get hot, which is most of the time. I like shorter cuts, but then the hair ends "irritate" me when it brushes against my face and neck. Decided to get it cut just below my shoulders, but barely long enough to pull back, if I have to. Some older gals, look great with their long hair pulled up in back...I'm not one of them.

That hair cut will be quite a change.

I'm not one of those folks who look good with their hair pulled back either but I have to pull it back anyway. The good side of that is that if I make the ponytail tight enough I smooths out a few laugh lines.

Franklin, OH(Zone 6a)

LOL...I KNEW there was a reason I was growing my hair..... ;o)

Caneyville, KY(Zone 6b)

LOL...that's the hidden reason for keeping it just long enough to still be able to pull it back. Nice smooth skin! Oh, but pity those close by when my ponytail is too tight!

Long hair really is a hassle sometimes. In the yard, I've pruned it along with the plants and have had many pictures that were perfect except for the fact that my hair was crossing the lens. It's heavy and hot and takes forever to dry on a rainy day. I am constantly getting it caught in car windows and doors (including the moon roof), books, any everything that I try to carry. Do you know how embarrassing it is to get your hair caught in a shopping cart at a grocery store? Ugh.

Still, I like it. It is starting to go gray and the long white hairs look cool. And my kitty likes to make a bed of it at night. Her purring puts me to sleep.

New Madison, OH(Zone 5a)

Well gee..I just learned something!!!! NOW I know why I've left my hair long!!! To smooth out the wrinkles!!! LOL!! Good thinkin' Velnita!! MsRobin...I like mine just long enough I can pull it back too. In the winter though...I have to wear it down or I freeze!
Bonnie...hope you are having a better day today?
I didn't cover anything here ..no time....and things are fine.
My brother came through surgery just fine I understand. They took the bladder, prostate, and lymph glands. His wife said he probably won't be home until Monday. I'm sure he is happy to be awake. He sooo didn't want to be put under.
I am going to do my grocery shopping today, since it is nice out...and supposed to rain tomorrow. Don't want to be loading groceries in that!
MsRobin...hoping for some of your great weather here!! Sooner or later!!
Have a great day everyone.

Sugar Valley, GA(Zone 7b)

Good Morning all... up to 51* here, and everything is fine here too...

I have let my hair grow too, and it is below my shoulders now...Daily ponytail, but it ain't doing a thing for my wrinkles...LOL
Guess I will have to wait till it gets long enough to braid, then I can can really reef on it and pull a few back... LOL I looked like I was Chinese when I was a kid...They french braided my sides into the back so tight my eyes were slanted....LOL Maybe, besides being OLD, that's why I have all these wrinkles...they stretched out my hide... ;-P

Doing laundry and putting my lamp back together while I wait for it to at least get to 55*...Almost there... LOL

Have a great day and enjoy the sunshine while it lasts...

So.App.Mtns., United States(Zone 5b)

Just a quick hi while my helper has gone to lunch. 'Course, he calls it dinner. Nice day outside, warm and somewhat windy but we'll do what we can.

I have had several emails last night and today from my oldest brother. This week they found out my stepmother has colon cancer. Scans and blood work scheduled for today, and then a surgeon. I think she must be about 78... she was 16 when my dad married her and I was about 6-7. No love lost between us since the moment my dad died in 1993, but I still wouldn't wish cancer on her, or anyone.

Back to my shovel...

Pleasureville, KY(Zone 6a)

Darius sad news. Even if she isnt one of your favorite people, I too wouldn't wish cancer on anybody.

Never had my hair long, when in school, I was always involved in cheerleading and sports, and it was just easier to have short hair where it gets washed when you are in the shower.

I have transplanted some little seedlings today, and have done some cooking, and talking on the phone, and am having a much better day than I have had in about a month. Not saying that loudly, and knocking on wood as I typed those words. Don't want to envoke the wrath of any of the not so nice dieties.

Hope you all are having a good day.

Caneyville, KY(Zone 6b)

Bonnie...{whispering here...whoohoo} So glad you are feeling a little better!

Marcy, T & P for your brother. It's a terrible ordeal to go through.

Wish I could send bright sunny weather up north to you all. Don't know what the temp is, but it's warm enough. However, we have gray skies and it's drizzling off and on, and the projected thunderstorms and 50 mph winds haven't blown in yet. Will probably move in about the time we head down to Texarkana this evening. Maybe the great weather we had yesterday will reach you all by tomorrow, so at least you get another glimpse of the coming spring.

Defoecat, great to hear that you're feeling better.

At one time I lived in pain every day and it was horrible. I was diagnosed with RA 17 years ago. Was on meds for the first 5 years but got tired of it and threw it all away. I "decided" that I wasn't going to have it anymore. Amazingly, I've only had one flare up since then where I had to have cortisone. I hate that stuff. My grandmother had RA really bad and before they knew much about cortisone they were injecting her with it all the time. It dissolved her hips. The few times I've allowed the doc to give it to me it was with a lot of arguing with him.

Someday I may have to take meds for it again but for now it's nice to be free from it. Those years were like a long dark tunnel. I really hated when people would see me struggling to walk or do something and have pity in their eyes. I'm too independent for that. Once I was in a class for measuring instruments and had to put together gauge blocks (easy to do). The professor stood behind me watching me and holding his breath because I was trying so hard but I couldn't do it. My wrists were swollen and maroon so I couldn't hide it. So embarrassing. I quietly put down the blocks and picked up my backpack and walked out.

Living with pain is bad but not being able to do stuff drove me batty.

So.App.Mtns., United States(Zone 5b)

Hey Bonnie, take whatever good days you can! Soon you'll have a diagnosis and some proper help for whatever it is...

Right now my body feels like it was in a wreck yesterday, and although I was busy in the yard all day, I didn't do anything strenuous... that's what 19 year old boys are for! We did good... 2 separate sections of cattle panel and posts up; one for thornless blackberries (we transplanted them today, too) and one for peas.

Got my 2 older black currants moved out of the raspberry patch, plus 3 buffalo currants and 3 red currants planted. Then FedEx came again with a couple more fruit shrubs. Well, "shrubs" is pushing the definition LOL, but I got a small nut tree seedling and a beach plum seedling, all now planted. Still one order yet to be delivered. However, I'm bummed... ForestFarm didn't ship my orange/apple quince, sigh... but they did credit my debit card. No explanation.

Here's a couple of photos. First, the blackberry fence which runs beside the 2 rows of raspberries (to the left of the photo).

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So.App.Mtns., United States(Zone 5b)

And here's some of the new currant patch, flags marking the smaller seedlings. I ran out of mulch but it soon (I hope) all will get mulch over weed cloth...

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Pleasureville, KY(Zone 6a)

Darius a lot of work accomplished today. Since they issued a credit, I would assume that they didn't have it.

velnita, I have been diagnosed with RA, but the Dr is wondering now if this is not something else. No call today, and since it is almost 6pm, I am sure that I won't get one. Tomorrow, I will call, don't want to go another weekend, if I can get an answer tomorrow.

Well, supper is ready and DH isn't in, gonna wait a few more minutes, and then, he can have his cold, I am hungry.

none of ur business, OK(Zone 5b)

Bonnie have they looked into Epsten Barr syndrome ? sp ? or its called by another name but can't recall it at the moment. A friend of mine had it many years ago similar symptoms of what you describe. I sure hope some answers come along for you T&P :)
Busy day today
washed 300 3 " pots
transplanted some lettuce seedlings big PITA
started some zinnias seeds
peppers and tomatos
made a window in the GH with some screen ( aka tuille)
kids stuff
tomorrow they have a holiday , won't get much done this weekend uhg
great pics darius , wish i had a helper like you have . He is a good worker by the looks of it. you will be doing alot of canning with all them berries i bet.
good night

Pleasureville, KY(Zone 6a)

Good evening folks. Had some discouraging news tonight, my brother called me and told me that his 47 year old daughter has been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. She is seeing a specialist, and he told her that the oldest living patient with it was 33. They have been treating her for allergy and asthma since childhood, and her breathing got so much worse, her family dr sent her to another allergerist, who sent her to Norton's hospital in Louisville for more tests, and was diagnosed on Tuesday. She will be going to the University of Ky who has a specialist who deals with adult cystic fibrosis patients. There is really no cure, but nutrition and exercise, certain breathing treatments, and vitamins to boost her immune system. So keep her in your prayers. She has a lovely family, oldest is a freshman in college and younger daughter is in 11th grade.

We all gripe and complain, but it puts it all in perspective when you hear of something like this.

Marcy meant to comment about the successful surgery for your DB. Hope that his hospitalization isn't long, and he can be home to begin to recouperate.

It has started to rain here, and am anxious to hear the 11 pm news to see what is in store for the weekend.

I have an appointment to get my hair cut in the morning, and then my DB is coming by about noon.

Have a good night.

Newark, OH(Zone 5b)

Oh, Bonnie, I'm sorry to hear about your niece's diagnosis. Gosh, we just never know.

Defoecat, I'm so sorry to hear about your niece. I'll be keeping her and her family in my prayers.

Marcy, good to hear that all went well with your brother.

New Madison, OH(Zone 5a)

Thank you all....about my brother.
Bonnie...so sorry to hear about your niece! We never know what life will throw at us..do we?
All we can do...is keep going...and hope for the best!!
I think that rain is coming our way Bonnie! I feel it in my knees!! Always thought that was something people imagined....maybe not!!
Good night all!

none of ur business, OK(Zone 5b)

Bonnie i m sorry to hear the news of your niece. Several of my friends from childhood had that . Funny how we never realy thought much of it when kids. ? i always thought of them normal :) the one activity we could do as kids was ride horses. ! My friends in wheel chairs ,MS ect... we always had my dad take us down to the ranch and we could ride to our hearts content :) no limits for them on a horse. Even there balance got better when riding. I volunteered for a therapy riding too. Such memories *sigh*
T&P for your family Bon's and a big ((()))) for you
not much here
heading out soon to springfeild to get a money order and overnight it to the brat oldest DD of mine LOL
have a great day
raining and yukky out

So.App.Mtns., United States(Zone 5b)

Light rain here, with nasty thunderstorms forecast for later... yuck. But at least for now, my new plants are being watered. Just hope they don't drown later.

Seems everywhere around there is some tragic occurrence of illness, or worse. Sigh. If I believed in a vengeful God, I would say it is payback for our (collective) contribution to environmental destruction, and callous indifference to the plight of others.

Seymour, IN(Zone 5b)


Sugar Valley, GA(Zone 7b)

Double Amen... I second that for sure....Mother Earth has been crying for many years at the abuse...

Pleasureville, KY(Zone 6a)

We are having pouring rain, hail, wind and under a tornado watch. Yukky stuff out there.

So.App.Mtns., United States(Zone 5b)

Tornado Watch here, too. I saw where Murfreesboro (TN, where DG's Terry lives) had 5 tornados touch down, also some damage in the southern part of KY, too.

Ouch. Hail. I hope you and your plants will be safe and sound.
No twisty winds please. Hope the storm god heard that.
Please be safe.

Pleasureville, KY(Zone 6a)

Had another good day, even with the weather. It is great to be feeling better, hope it will continue. See I told you I would be well before I got a diagnosis.

Sugar Valley, GA(Zone 7b)

My Nam Brother Paulie lives there, and I cannot get him on his cellphone...Please keep him and his family in your prayers...

Winchester, KY(Zone 6a)

The yuck seems to have passed, no damage here. There was a tornado warning in this county today, but I haven't heard any damage reports. Just before the weather hit I got a few pics. Had to share these sunny, twinkling species tulips with you all.

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Sugar Valley, GA(Zone 7b)

More is coming our way Neal...There are warnings now all the way through the VA's....Atlanta north is getting battered badly...My son just called me...

Darius....batten your hatches....

Robin... we need to hear from you in Arkansas...

((((Bons)))))... so glad you are feeling better...

Fish baking in the oven for sandwiches with steak fries...Pear Salads..That is supper....

Off to send Smoke for all...Be at Peace...

none of ur business, OK(Zone 5b)

hi all
busy day
lunch with inlaws
Lowes for lights
calls to make
bills to pay
Oldest DD paid her court fee's ( out of her savings ) told her this is it ! screw up anymore and you get a one way ticket to Mexico !!!!! LOL
she is sounding better , i hope :)
T&P to them with bad weather .
Paulie a big ((())))
Bon's a big ((())))
Neal nice pretty flowers :) love it
darius who knows on that , but i do have a feeling of a " this is a whacky year " ? nothing seems to fit ? like the universe is out of synch ? the plantes aren't aligned up right ? something is running amock ?
well folks
time for beddy bye
been starting seeds. I m way behind on that ! ran out of cells . Hmmmm i guess i can use dixie cups ? lol
take care and be careful
hugs to you all

Pleasureville, KY(Zone 6a)

Well the weather has passed, no damage, but it sure was raining ice about 3:30. DH ran to put a car in the garage, and before he could jockey them all around it was over. He keeps lawn mowers and tillers in the garage, no place for the cars!!

Thanks for all your t & p's for my niece. Just please keep them coming. Since the longest living cf patient is 33, she is way past her life expectancy. I am just so shocked that a diagnosis hasn't been made sooner. She has always had allergies and asthma, and just took that diagnosis as fact, and it has just been within the last couple of weeks that she was getting worse and sought out a new allergy doctor, which lead to more tests, then referral to a cf dr for adults, located in Lexington. He is only 1 of 3 in the US. I am glad that she is close enough to get treatment without having to travel miles. No cure, just nutritional advice, as cf causes the body to not metabolize the vitamins, vitamin therapy, and breathing treatments to try to keep her lungs clear. I jokingly told her last night in our conversation, that she could become Jerry's poster Kid.

I am happy that I have had 2 good days, back to back. I am still gonna pursue a diagnosis and treatment, as I am sure that this is something that I will deal with again.

Jamestown, KY(Zone 6a)

We got storms here and tornado watch which is over now. Saw pics on TV of Murfreesboro, TN...a path of destruction. In Louisville my sister and mother got marble size hail. Hope all are safe everywhere.
T & P to all who are ailing. Bonnie, I can't believe the drs haven't given you a diagnosis yet. What takes so Long??? Sorry about your neice...sending prayers.
My BIL got over the stomach green stuff after his bypass surgery. After more than a week he could finally eat without vomiting, etc. About to release him and his right arm swelled. Put IV back in with antibiotics. Doc of infectious disease thinks it's staff, but another dr doesn't think so. They don't know what it is. He came home yesterday ...probably because he complained so much about going home. On lots of antibiotics. Will take arm to dr Tuesday to check it. Swelling has gone down some.

Haven't read any more about Badseed's at-home job. Is it working okay.
Have also been wondering about crashbanditscoot's BIL and how he is doing with his Leukemia.

I keep up with all of you even though I've only met a couple of people on this thread, but I feel like I know you.
Hugs to all,

Pleasureville, KY(Zone 6a)

Judy, when they drew the blood 2 1/2 weeks ago, they said that 3 of the tests would take about 2-3 weeks to get results. So I am not getting too anxious. My dr. is good about calling when he has test results. Even though I am feeling better, will still pursue this, and get to the bottom of it, because I think that it is something that will be back sooner or later.

Terry is okay, just heard that on another forum. She is in Murfreesboro Tn.

Off to go to bed, just let Mr. B inside from his nightly constitutional and it is raining cats and dogs again.

Sugar Valley, GA(Zone 7b)

It is 12:38 AM and I still cannot reach either Paulie or or his brother or either of the 2 sisters....They all have cell phones, so if the tower got hit, that could be why...I am praying hard that it is...I am worried sick and so is Jim...He has been pacing like crazy, asking me every 15 minutes if I tried to call again...I doubt there will be much sleep here tonight...We both love him a bunch, and I have met all of them, and they are good to the bone people...

I hope all of the ones in the path of that come out of it in one piece... As long as you are alive, that is all that matters...

Jamestown, KY(Zone 6a)

The heaviest storms are in North and South Carolina now. I know what you mean about not resting until you hear something from them. Hopefully, they are no where near the worst and they are enjoying a movie.

Sugar Valley, GA(Zone 7b)

Yeah, I know Judy...but the devastation is behind in TN and other places, and Paulies entire Family is right there in Murfreesboro....If I had my own vehicle I would be on my way down there to see what is what, and help with the cleanup...It looks like a bomb hit it...I'm worried about Robin & Al too...It hit Arkansas yesterday....and we haven't heard from her....

So.App.Mtns., United States(Zone 5b)

Good Morning... it's still dark and I haven't seen what's outside yet. I slept like the dead so I don't know if we had storms during the night or not, but it was quite noisy outside when I went to sleep. Weather channel radar shows we are still having some rain.

I'm off to Floyd for amendments. Guess I'd better stop and buy some large heavy-duty plastic bags to put stuff in; my topper is off the truck and I cannot get it back on by myself.

Dusty, Dave made this map of the path of destruction in Murfreesboro. Maybe you can tell where Paulie lives in relation to the map?

Winchester, KY(Zone 6a)

Happy Birthday Cookie! Love ya!

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