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Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by spacee, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. spacee

    spacee Member

    I woke up Sunday morning with no way to hold my head that didn't hurt
    and the beer I had for breakfast wasn't bad so I had one more for dessert....

    Who sang that one?

    Plz go back and read the last few posts. One that sticks in my brain
    is that Victoria had on book on how to duplicate Monet's garden.

    We are getting some Tstorms in a bit so we are off to the grocery
    store before it hits.

    I am kinda itching to try impatiens in my kitchen window that gets
    no sun. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. But guess I will wait
    till the backsplash gets in...two more weeks.

    It's a great day isn't it? Well, I hope for all us kids.

    Love you!

  2. Ranigar

    Ranigar Member

    Thanks for the tip on cheaper haircuts.It took me a min. to stop laughing when I read it though.I qualify for a senior discount now!I've never thought much about age and always had to do the math when asked how old are you.Yesterday a man at the grocery store came over asking about a pkg. of cheese for tacos and I for a min. thought he was flirting with me and with DH just across the aisle too.It only took a second to realize no I looked like an older woman who might know which cheese he should buy lol.To add insult to injury DH just gave him a little wave and didn't even mention it.Now I know I look my age!!!

    Rain here today and even DH said he's bored and tired.Roast chicken for supper.
  3. spacee

    spacee Member

    I reached that stage a while back. Except that they don't act like I should know
    something, they act like I am really stupid. haha (might as well laugh as cry)

    I just wanted to know that if anyone is going to try to interact with aliens. Stephen
    Hawkins says that we should not.

    What do you think? Yes or no? I'm thinking the alien can do whatever he wants..
    it is probably more powerful than me.

    Almost rain here and fried chicken from the grocery store for supper.


  4. Misfit101

    Misfit101 New Member

    To my rescue again! Thank you. I cant copy/paste so I really appreciate your help. I kept trying to reply but could see it woulda posted on the health msg board so I gave up. I guess Im just the lucky one....Rebecca
  5. Misfit101

    Misfit101 New Member

    If the aliens will cook, clean, and do the Mt. Everest that is the weekly laundry for THREE people, they can have their way with me. Little veggie garden got planted this wknd, tho certainly not by me. I learned my lesson. Loved watching the baseball practice...you wouldnt think a bunch of 9yos could look like pros. Pot roast and veggies by special request tmite. Happy monday! Rebecca
  6. Ranigar

    Ranigar Member

    I need to mention that when at the store I had makeup on for a change and dressed nice ha ha.That's what threw me for a sec.Not usually so vain.

    I have a late Dr. appt. today 4:30 which is a killer for me.It's a specialist so I had to take what I could get.I have to plan for this.I showered now I'll wait to wash my hair and put on decent clothes and I'll need a coke to give me the energy later today.Isn't this crazy to need to plan this much just to leave the house?I bet I'm not alone though.

    Hope your weather is better then my.

  7. HeavenlyRN

    HeavenlyRN New Member

    Rebecca, thank you for your kind words (from the previous thread). It truly IS good to be back amongst the living once again! And thank you to everyone else!

    As I said in my other post, I don't want to sound melodramatic, or schmaltzy, or whatever it might sound like. However, I really believe that I experienced a life-changing event and I have decided that I am not going to squander the rest of my life away. To be honest, I'm not quite sure yet what I mean by that previous statement. I'm still trying to figure out the whole chain events and what they might mean in the big scheme of things! I'm feeling more calm than I have in a very long time. I'm trying not to let the "little things" get to me. I seem to be more focused.

    And here's the really weird thing.........I have come to a conclusion regarding my career: I've decided I don't want to be a nurse anymore! At least, not a bedside nurse. The thought of being responsible for someone else's comfort is a terrifying thought for me. It would probably take me many, many paragraphs to attempt to explain what I just said, but having been the recipient of the care (or lack thereof) of many nurses, doctors and "patient care techs," I just don't think I can do it any more. I've only been a nurse for 20 years, but much has changed in that time. Not only is a patient a number, but we are now just the body at the end of a bunch of wires. It's scary.

    Somehow, right now I just can't see myself going back out into the field and taking care of people. Perhaps this will change with time - I guess I'll just have to see how things go.

    Thanks for letting me vent. I've only discussed the above with my DH. No one in my family or friends knows that I feel this way.

    Well, I got all 28 staples out while I was back in the hospital last week. Part of my abdomen is completely numb and the surgeon said that it will probably always be that way because of the number of nerves that were cut into. It's weird.

    Oh - did I mention that the cyst was benign? No cancer!

    I've picked up some counted cross stitch projects that I had stuffed in a closet. It feels good to be doing something creative. Who knows, maybe I'll finish them in the next 5-6 years!!

    My poor DH may have to drop the EMT class he has been taking since January because of the number of classes he has missed. I know it's not my fault, but of course I still feel guilty! He's going to talk to the instructor this evening. I hope they can figure out some way for him to finish it. He has enjoyed it and I hate the thought of him not being able to complete it and pass it.

    Well kiddos, guess I'll stop for now. I'm glad to be back and reading about everyone's gardens, redecorating and life in general.

  8. pumkinhead

    pumkinhead New Member

    Jan i am thrilled that your cyst was benign TG. Glad you are on the mend and feeling a little better. I understand how you feel about not wanting to go back to nursing for now any way.
    I was in real estate sales and mangement. I got so burn't out after 25 yrs. After i got sick
    there was no way i could go back.

    Sunday was a beatiful day here sunshine and warm weather. Cleaned the Hummingbird feeder
    and put it back outside the window. Within one hour i had an awesome new hummer. It was
    irredescent green with a touch of red. I have missed my hummingbirds we had a rufus and an anise here for the winter.

    Hubby was itching to go to Home depot yesterday to get some dirt for the dahlia's. He wanted
    to take our dog Happy (big mistake). The place was packed fortunately i have a Handicap parking permit. Happy tried to pee on everything. When we got to the checkout stand it was packed and Happy decided to do his business right there. All the people were staring at him.
    I was so embarrased. Paul grabbed a plastic bag and picked it up. I decided to take him to the car and he did it again in front of the floweres so i had to run back in and get another bag. It was exhausting.

    Pam maybe you under estimate yourself. I think the man at the store was flirting must be.

    Rebecca you keep getting lost. Thanks to Jean for rescueing the post. I used to love to go to my kids games..Glad you had fun.

    Spacee i thought impatients like the shade. Can you hang it outside the window?
    Watch those Tstorms and the aliens.

    My pain level has been low lately which i so enjoyed. However, this morning woke up so stiff and hurting Paul had to help me out of bed. BTW i mentioned i was concerned about my friend
    not wanting to talk on the phone. She called yesterday to make sure i did not take it personally. Guess i am just to darn sensitive. We are going to get together wednesday before
    she leaves for another month. I feel better now.

  9. spacee

    spacee Member

    I'm so glad your friend called Patty. There are still some good hearts out there. Just not in
    my town...haha. Really just kidding. I'm sure there are some here. I'm too undependable
    for friendship at this point.

    HRN, yes TG it was benign. I knew the first week of nursing school when they took us to
    see the cadavers that it wasn't for me. You enjoyed it though for many years. That takes
    a special person too! You! But if you feel it is time for a change, then it will be interesting
    to see where that leads!

    I had stopped wearing makeup for quite a while. I wear sunglasses all the time so what does
    one need more than lipstick. But recently I have taken it up again. Grooming has become
    a hobby since I seem limited in reading and stuff. And the 7pm baths really make the
    evening better.

    At first I thought...hanging the flowers outside the window..cool! Then I remembered the
    lake view. I am satisfied with two christmas cactus if nothing else. I can't kill
    those. I am going to put my thoughts into the front of the house. Flowers in containers
    seem to like it there. DH waters. :)

    We have two kumquat trees that have fruit on them. I need to google and see what they
    are used for.

    Later Gators... Oh, I think Cash did sing that song. I think my version is Kris Kristofferson.

  10. spacee

    spacee Member

    Originally from China. Hardier than other citrus trees. I will attest to that.
    Previous owner had 8 orange, grapefruit or tangerine trees which had all
    died because of cold winters.

    We can make marlamade or soak them in vodka. Or just eat them.

    They have crossed them with limes and have limequats. I love lime.
    I need to try to find one of those.

    tata, ( Victoria, I think these would grow where you live)

  11. Misfit101

    Misfit101 New Member

    Sounds like Happy got a little too happy at the home depot? Lol. He was just letting everyone know he'd been there..............................Jan, youve had quite the experience. I live vicariously thru other people but Id pass on yours. The best part is that all came out well. Im sure you'll make the best decision regarding your life.......................Never had a kumquat. Had Muscadine jelly once (homemade) and it made me want to hunt down muscadines. We had I think they were called Chinese plum trees when I was a kid. Id give my right arm for some. We called them chinaberry trees. Also had a fig tree in the back yard. ...........i know Im forgetting some people I wanted to reply to. Was up at 3am. Still up at 7:15. Im brain dead. Little son has baseball practice again this eve. Not as warm as Id like. Pork roast in the crock pot. Marinated in ginger ale. Tastes much better than it sounds.........Bougainvilla hangin in. Me? Not so much. Happy tuesday! Rebecca
  12. HeavenlyRN

    HeavenlyRN New Member

    Well, I think I'm finally getting used to being home again. The first couple of days at home I sort of felt like a stranger. Now I think I know why my dog acted kind of weird when we brought her home from a week at the doggie hotel. She acted sort of standoffish and ignored us.

    But, I'm sleeping again.....with the help of my friend "Clancy Klonipin." And I'm not having that drugged feeling in the morning that I used to get with the Klonipin.

    I think today is going to be "clean out the closet" day. I'm going to get all of the winter things ready to be stored and make room for the spring/summer things. Even though it's gray, damp and chilly here right now. It's supposed to get nicer by the end of the week. By the time I'm finished with that chore, I'll probably be ready for a nap!

    More later y'all.........Jan

  13. victoria

    victoria New Member

    Hey Mr Spaceman by the Byrds came on the satellite music station--- unreal, because I'm wondering WHY Hawking has now made this warning after all these years... about being careful about attracting atttention from aliens (I agree with him tho). Just call me paranoid...

    Jan, you are obviously recovering well if you are sorting your wardrobe! So glad you are, an that the cyst was benign; I was wondering if you'd heard yet. I had 2 c-sections, 1st no problem, but the 2nd time was a not-funny comedy of errors... end result was that stitches were taken out 2 weeks later and the skin had started to grow over them - felt like surgery, took an hour to get them out as nurse had to let me recover from the pain after every 3-4 staples removed.

    I think it was as hard on her as me... she was as mad at the doctor I think as I was (extra complaint: the MD could've sewn up my herniated stomach muscles while I was on the table & ins. would've paid, but she was in a rush :( no way would I go back thru that again now! so I will always have a 'stomach', even when I was only 98 lbs
    :(( worse now that I weigh more than that.

    Kumquats would definitely grow if they're hardier than other citrus, I like them cooked with hams, or not. MMM in vodka, yes! sounds good. In nearby city, 20 miles away but about 400' lower in elevation, they can grow oranges, I have a photo of them in a courtyard I'll have to try to post sometime.

    Chinaberries in Georgia are tiny orange fruits, the tree is considered a weed as it grows to 30" within 3-4 years and then can fall over, but they're pretty... never thought the fruit was edible? but wonder if we're talking about the same thing. They sort of look like crabapples but light orange. (The crabapples that grow here are the same color instead of red, tho the tree is definitely a crabapple tree.)

    Ohhhh figs, we had 35 year old fig tree bushes back in Georgia - if I can ever locate them here, I will definitely buy a couple! I LOVE fresh figs!

    Happy sounds like maybe a doggie diaper could be handy, LOL for when you go places... uh, no pun intended LOL.

    hitting send, power went out, had to close it all down - and wow, when it came back on, my post was still on my screen - amazing! I guess Linux does have some good qualities.

    Parannoyed (not my real name)
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  14. victoria

    victoria New Member

    I couldn't remember anything more after I had to wait for power to go back on...

    I'm glad your friend called back, Patty - sure shows she cares... and I hope you have a good time when you 2 finally do get together! Hope your aches go away quickly...

    Spacee - I don't know why, but I always found vincas did better for me that impatiens - they didn't seem to need as much water & did well in deep shade. After a couple of years experimenting, I never bought impatiens again.

    Rebecca - actually pork & ginger ale sounds like it would be good! But i love ginger. I love the soft drink 'ginger beer' - more ginger-y than ginger ale, but too much bothers my stomach. I wonder if your dish could be duplicated with fresh ginger tea and add my own sweetening.... apples even, maybe? Any other spices besides S & P?

    People out here in the country ride a lot of horses. Well, other than our neighbor, they're all men - very macho here, I've never seen a Mexican woman riding a horse. I don't know why that is, tho I know OF a few that do - but most don't, not even little girls.

    Anyway our dogs go crazy when they go by on the road, LOL, they're not used to seeing people on horses at all, & it's infrequent enough to always make them bark.

    Reminds me of reading about the 1st time Native Americans saw the Spanish & others on horses, they thought they were one 'animal' since there were no horses in this hemisphere til Europeans imported them. Always hard to remember that factoid!

    (Wonder if that's how the myth of the centaur originally got started around the Mediterranean?)

    Hope Jole,?Fight, Rock, Barry and anyone I've missed and/or is MIA is ok... thinking of y'all....

    (not my real name)

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  15. spacee

    spacee Member

    Rebecca, I can't cut and paste either. You sound good with the crockpot. We love Mexican
    Soup in it. The ingredients are already cooked though and it just heats them up.

    Since we got the new counters, got a smaller microwave and put it on the right side of the
    sink, I have nothing to put on the left side of the sink. Maybe a large ceramin rooster would
    look nice.

    We have a Sunday appt to take our comuter in to the Apple store to fix the camera so I
    can see the grandkids in the Netherlands. WooHoo! I have missed seeing them.

    I wrote down vincas and will look for them! Can't wait to see them.

    Off to walk at the mall. I can't believe Jan is cleaning closets after the surgery!
    Watch that incision! Vic...you got a bum deal by that doctor and you muscles.
    I would have been so mad.

    Enchiladas for supper here. And here the mexican women stay indoors if they
    are fresh from Mexico. Seems to be a tradition.

    Cold Soup
    (Not my real name)

  16. bct

    bct Active Member

    Hello everyone; hope you are having nice weather and no stress - or as little as possible.

    Spacee: Where is your kitchen window garden -- inside or outside
    ? I must have missed something. But lucky you with kumquats. I buy them once in a while and just eat them fresh. I know some people candy them. I would go for the healthier option and save my sugar for chocolate . I am an addict of dark choc.!

    I'm with you on the ginger beer - got more kick to it. I also like ginger tea, supposed to be good for the stomach. People used to ride horses around here in the '70's when I moved here, but no more; the hills are alive with dope growers instead. All the nice little trails are grown over. Oh well. Speaking of horses my spine has never recovered.....!

    Fibro-Fay -- Hope you are out there reading, and doing alright.

    Rock: You must be exhausted from you orchid viewing. How did you do?

    And I am going to eat a bowl of chili and read some more Roman history.

    Bye for now,
  17. Ranigar

    Ranigar Member

    Never tasted kumquats or figs either except in Fig Newtons.I'm sure I would like it.

    I'm scheduled for a colonoscopy on Fri.I saw the Dr. on Mon.He must know to do it fast or I'll chicken out.I dread the prep and I've never had one so I'll get it over with.

    Got my haircut and even gave the dog a bath.

    Patty I'm glad your friend called.I sent mine an email saying sorry haven't gotten together but haven't heard back.It's my turn to invite them but it's going to be a busy month with birthdays and graduations.

    I love ginger beer too but it's pricey around here.

  18. spacee

    spacee Member

    Pam...a colonoscopy...how fun! We want all the details!

    Barry, Roman History..they were so smart. When I think of today and how things are, I remember them and how things always change.

    Ok Victoria. tell me this. Did you know that vincas ARE periwinkles or were you playing
    a joke on me. (Ya'll you cannot always trust Vic!). But thanks, I did learn some
    valuable info. There are two kinds of vincas...major and minor....size of leave is a tip
    off. And, yes, they are not called periwinkles at the store...vincas.

    I found a very small impatient and it is getting a test run in the window.

    Barry, the window looks immediately into a porch, then across 100 yards or so to a
    small lake. So I don't want something high to mess with the view of the lake. But
    you can see the window is so shaded, I don't know what will grow. It does face
    the southwest so that helps a bit with the light.

    Any suggestions welcome. Will let you kids know if the impatient makes it!

    You just never know when a decent day is going to show up. Today, is decent.
    I used to have a lot of decent days. I miss them. But things could be worse!

    Love you all! (Watch out for Vic!)
  19. Misfit101

    Misfit101 New Member

    Barry...you and my sweetie with the Roman history. They sound like a rough bunch to me. . . .I dont kno if Im good with the crock pot or its good with me. Anything I can cook supper in one dish is good by me. Victoria...chinaberry trees grew to about 4-5 ft. Had small yellow fruit with large seeds inside. Sweet/tart. They were yum! Have a crabapple in the yard but theyre green. Horses next door love them. I dont ride bc of my back and small son wont ride. Ever. Had a classmate die in a freak horse riding accident and now hes petrified. This happened 2yq ago. Family all grew up on horses. Barrel racers. Threw our little community for a loop. Ok...Im outta space but not words. Hope everyme has a restful night! Fruitloop. (not my real name)
  20. spacee

    spacee Member

    Well, turns out I am off to stay with Son/Fam in Orlando til Sat afternoon.

    There is some very loud work being done on our driveway for the next
    several days...so it was suggested I leave.

    Oh I hope this goes through...got called away by the phone.

    I have to run....TTYL!!

    Cheerios! (Not My Real Name!)