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Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by jole, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. jole

    jole Member

    On a sad note, our neighbor's daughter was in a horrible wreck yesterday afternoon. She had her two small children with her, ages 3 and 14 months. A semi hit her broadside, killing both her children. No way can I begin to imagine what that family is going through. For all of you who pray, I ask for prayers of peace and comfort and healing. For the rest of you, please think good thoughts, send out special energy or whatever. Thank you all.
  2. Granniluvsu

    Granniluvsu Member

    What a horrible thing to havae happened to this family. I can't imagine how the surviving family must feel. Those children was so young too. Wonder if the driver was drunk ! Seems that always comes to mind when I hear of such an awful tragedy.

    Prayers going up for this family. You didnt mention the mom or daughter or neighbor was she hurt too?

    Leah - Even if you just did wash your jammies and wrote a check it is something ! Hope you get a little more strength in your body. I don't seem to have much either but I must have more than you since i am up and about. It is the pain for me that I think slows me down.

    God bless you all as well as the family of those lost babies.

    Love,
    Granni
  3. Granniluvsu

    Granniluvsu Member

    Just popping in for a bit.

    Diane - So sorry you aren't and haven't been feeling well. Do you have a fever or what. I know sometimes you get subnormal temps and feel badly too. Hope your tunny is doing OK. Sleep is good so keep on doing that, with lots of soups and liquids. I'm sure you already know that. This is "mommy" talking :)!!!

    Jole - Hoping you are doing OK. I am sure there is alot going on with your neighbor and daughter who lost her babies in that crash. That is just horrible .
    I cannot imagine how awful the family must feel and you too,

    Freida - Hope you are feeling alittle better. Any sun your way? It s raining and cold today in the 40's.

    Gotta run for now. DH wants me to go watch some football with him but not sure I want to go see them lose again. We'll see !!

    Hugz to everydobby,
    Granni
  4. bct

    bct Member

    A cold and grey day here in far northern Calif. It really is called the Lost Coast by the way! Also the "Emerald Triangle" and the "Redwood Empire". Emerald Triangle so named because of marijuana industry here!

    I'm sitting here, feeling moody, drinking a cup of Oolong tea -- a mild and refreshing variety. I start the day off with a couple of cups of English or Irish Breakfast tea (my culture, Leah!), and drink herbals through the day -- especially Chamomile. I also drink a lot of green teas, and roasted green teas like Bancha Hojicha. Guess I'm a tea head! Not really a coffee drinker, though.

    I won't dwell on sadness or loss today, but am sending prayers to all of you.

    Yesterday there was a flock of 15 turkeys in the front yard -- a startling sight. We hadn't seen any since late last summer. We always have quail; often as soon as bird seed is spread a flock (covey?) will come out of the woods and run around maniacally pecking. I think we must have the fattest quail in this neck of the woods. These are California quail, with the funny forward facing plume of feathers as a topknot.

    Rain today, so no sitting in the backyard (the only sunny spot this time of year). I try every sunny day to sit in my chair under the quince; a quiet time for not-thinking, just being open to the sun and sounds and sights of birds. Yesterday I was able to be out; the wrentits were singing, and I saw a hutton's vireo, the only vireo that overwinters here.

    I do hope all my bird-talk isn't too boring to you all.

    Jole: I forgot to ask you how Jessi was doing. Update please. Phoebe, our Welsh corgi is getting older-- 13 yrs,-- but is still very perky. Her sight is a little off, and her hearing too, but she can run faster than I can, and seems very happy!

    Mikie, bless you for taking care of the cats. Is the mad anti-cat woman still giving you guys problems, or has it been resolved? We just have one cat, officially named Slinky (NOT by me, lol), but generally called Kitty, or KAT!!!! when I'm shouting at her to stop rucking up the kilim rug.

    Leah, you mention head-swimming. That is a constant curse with me, especially in the mornings. Really horrible, ain't it. Ah well, we endure.

    Love to all,
    Hopefully non-boring Barry

    p.s. Thanks to whoever cleaned up my last post that had about 2 feet of blank space at the end! I just couldn't do it....

  5. Granniluvsu

    Granniluvsu Member

    Nice to see you Barry. You are not boring, even if your head feels like it is swimming !! Hope you are not feeling to badly.

    I just went on the Porch and Spring Water was there telling us that she had to put down her dear old doggie Hobbs that they all loved so much. I know it was very hard for her/them to have to do and deal with but know he was suffering much to much now and couldn't eat or keep anything much down. Please send her good thoughts and prayers

    Well everyone, I need to go get ready for church but had to peek in to the Porch and Lounge for a bit.

    MY DH will be out to a meeting this afternoon . So I will probably be back to check on ALL. Bye for now.

    Love to awl even those not mentioned.
    Granni
  6. Granniluvsu

    Granniluvsu Member

    Leah - that split pea soup I made is so smosoth, at least the way we like it thick and smooching the veggies that are so soft anyway. You don;t need teeth for theis on unless you are having cread with it like we did. Let me know if you need the recipe. Do you have a crock pot? If not you can make it with just a big pot but the proportions esp the water will be different and much more. I used to make it just in a pot before. DH used to love it when his mom made it and I have done it for years. This way just put everything together and then put the pot on and go do whatever else you want for the day. This can make a very thick soup or add more water or broth afterwards.

    I will look for those possibilities of recipes with ground turkey. I would think most recipes calling from ground beef could also have ground turkey. Of course then some ingredients might need to be changed or switched out, depending on the ingredients called for.

    As far as critters go there are many esp squirrels but ther are also racoons that like to hide under our deck. There used to be lots of deer but they have been chased away. However, if you take aride at night you may see some hiding in the forests area or trying to cross the road. If so be careful they can cause awful damage to your car and get themselves killed in the process too.

    Diane - sorry you are still not feeling well. Hope you get to feeling better sooner rather than later :)!! MIKIE too. This weather surely doesn't help especially in trying to stay warm and get better !

    Hi also to Pam, Barry, Jole and anyone else I might have missed. Bye for now. Made a different type of bean and sausage soup. I tried to double the recipe as it didn't sound like it had enough it . So, we will see how it turns out. I may have added to much broth but can remove some I guess. I didn't have enough sausage exactly to double the recipe but everything else was doubled.

    Everyone please rest well and get better !!! If you not sickER just take it easy and try and rest anway. I know you all need it.

    Love,
    Granni
  7. jole

    jole Member

    Well, maybe I should change that to family reunion with gifts for the little ones. We're finally going to get together this weekend, and hope everyone stays well. My youngest DD was a handful when she was little...very stubborn and opinionated. I always told her she'd get paid back, and she has. When we missed NY, she threw a fit! Told her mom they were going to at least go to Nana and Papa's house. Mom said they couldn't because of all the snow. DD said she pouted and was in a nasty mood for 2 days...she's 3....lots of those days ahead, I'm afraid.

    They love getting together with their cousins :) I'm sure she's packed her little suitcase by now, even if it holds nothing but her swimsuit and her dolly.

    Diane, I hope you feel much better soon. It seems when I get sick now (which is rarely) it only lasts for a few days. Think it depends on whether our immune systems are on overdrive constantly, or don't work at all. We're finally getting rid of our snow. Just enough sunshine to hear it dripping from the gutters and the top of the carport the last few days. The roads are still slick, but it wasn't a very wet snow. Hoping for some more once this is gone!

    Mikie, I'm missing you, and assume you're under the weather as well.

    Pam, we're ready for another update on 'our' house. Exciting time for you!

    Barry, I love picturing you sitting outside watching your wildlife. That's my favorite thing to do in the spring, and wish it was an all-year-round thing. Can't wait for spring. As for Jessi, it definitely is not an immune thing. The double treatment of antibiotics and steroids did nothing, and I'm not happy about all the steroids. She just finished her last of the medication yesterday, so as soon as we have a decent weather day she will go back to the vet once again. He's to take a biopsy this time. Wish he'd done it the first trip over.

    I too love hearing about your birds! I'm not seeing anything around our buildings but skunks and raccoons this winter, well and the always present coyotes. BIL saw a wolf by his shed in the country a couple months ago, but no sign of him since.

    Jam, good to see you here, and hope things continue to go well for you with the accupuncture, etc.

    Leah, glad you have your squirrels to watch. My sis has a lot of them in her backyard, and they love watching them as well. They also had two baby owls in a knothole of their tree, and got to watch them grow. They were so disappointed when they flew away.

    I sure understand the depression this time of year when the weather is cold and dreary, and we're stuck in the house forever. Although mine seems to be a bit better this winter than in the past. Why, I don't know, but it sure is nice! Hope your days get better. Glad you're a sports fan. At least it gives you something to look forward to.

    Nothing new here. Rock and Pam, miss you! Hugs to all.
  8. Granniluvsu

    Granniluvsu Member

    Hope all goes well with your get together coming up. Hope the weather stays as nice as it can be for this time of year. I know it was hard for them all not to come during Christmas time. Your DGD sounds so funny, like one of my daughters, very opinionated, even at a young age.

    Yes, it fun to watch the birds and the squirrels although we have so many trees and to many squirrels. DH has been trying to cut down some of the big branches and all where they love to hop onto the roof and then get in a small space we think they are gettinginto a tiny place just under the roof. Sometimes you hear them romping around up there andhope not causing damage. They are very cute but they can cause damage with their teeth to the house. They have already ruined our bird feeder. Geez !! Hope they can't get up there any more even if they are cute.

    Mikie - Hope you are feeling alittle bit better and Pam too. Already spoke to Diane on the Porch. She was trying to take a nice nap.

    BTW, I put the recipe for Split Pea soup in the crock pot if anyone is interested. Diane asked me to post it.

    Hope the weather clears up for you guys. I know what you mean about no sun and cold. It is easy to get depressed even if you just feel badly.

    Gotta a run and make dinner with more soup from the crock pot. and hot bread.. Anyone want any ???

    Hugz to everyone,
    Granni
  9. Ranigar

    Ranigar Member

    Came over to the house for Internet connection two bitty bars isn't enough except to read posts.Thanks sweet Leah for asking about hus vertigo.Don't know why it comes and goes or he doesn't feel right but we are checking out. New Dr. Thurs.That is a hard job and overwhelming one to pick all the specialties we need.Starting with GP first.The walls are up on the house and framing was delivered today.A couple guys are down there now but hus is in the RV dejected the pumper with cement to pour in the walls is a no show so far today.Not enough action for him.My back is causing me misery probably from all the overdoing so I am on restriction.Saying no to any invitations from sis and friend for a day trip and no to hus to run errands.I'm a hurting and need rest.So nice to hear from you all and miss Rock.Take care all I'm sorry if. I didn't get to all the posts but I read them and respond in thought.Love the soups today is Chili in 80's weather just because it is winter after all.
  10. Granniluvsu

    Granniluvsu Member

    The Split Pea soup recipe should be on the tail end of the present Porch. Hurry up before they change numbers. I forget the number . Let me know you found it. I know SW was going to try it in the pressure cooker and Julie was going to try it in her slow cooker.

    No teeth needed for this one for sure :)!! Hope this helps and that you like the soup.

    Love,
    Granni


    P.S. I JUST LOOKED IT UP AND THE RECIPE IS TOWARDS THE END OF PORCH VOLUME 603 !!!![This Message was Edited on 01/08/2013]
  11. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    With my online family. Sorry to be gone so long. It's really nothing extreme, just a combination of having that stomach bug, having two of our Snowbird families arrive, and some outside work which needed attending to. I finally took Pepto Bismol every time I ate one day and slept the whole day away. Since then, the stomach thing has been gone (knocking on wood). Still, it has left me exhausted. Of course, I have to spend some time with my friends, whom I haven't seen since last spring.

    I cleaned up some overgrown foliage down in the stairwell atrium. That's when my exposed skin started to burn and itch and the old light bulb went on. I think it's fungi on the plants which cause problems for me. I came in and washed my skin with soap and water. The red circle on my face is much dimmer but still there. I am getting used to going out in public without makeup on. Yikes!

    Jole, I was so saddened to hear of that young mother's being in such a horrific accident and losing her children. How is she doing physically? I sent up a prayer as soon as I just read it. I'm glad you are getting your family reunion at long last. Hope all goes well.

    Granni, I've been watching football a bit more this year. Maybe because I haven't felt well and have had nothing better to do. I have always liked football but seems that down here, with our beautiful weather, there is always something else going on. I've been thinking about the possibility of Denver's playing the Patriots in the superbowl. Geez, I'd be torn. The Pats are my adopted team but Denver is my hometown team, so I guess my loyalty would have to go to the Broncos. Of course, I'm getting ahead of myself. Actually, if that happened, there's no way I could lose. Whichever team would win would by "my" team.

    Jam, again, I'm really glad you've found something which has helped you so much. How is weather on your coast? Are you still playing cards with friends. I've read that that is such a good thing to do to keep sharp. Unfortunately, I'm too antsy to sit still to play cards. Also, it's too much for me mentally. Guess I'll have to stay with playing Angry Birds :)

    Diane, so glad to see you post but I'm sorry you are fighting that bug. I hope you win soon. The only Wild Turkey here is in the liquor cabinet :) We usually have a few but not this year. We do have a mama bald eagle and the eaglet cam allows us to watch the eggs hatch. The papa eagle brought her a fish and had one for himself while she sat on the eggs. Now, that's what I call a good "husband." Our stork count is up and they are nesting. That is usually a good indicator of the health of all the birds down here.

    Barry, so good to see you posting. That was so sweet about feeding the cats. I put out Simon's bowl this morning. He now waits up on the balcony for me but goes back down a few steps until I come in and close the door. He's looking a lot healthier now that he has two people feeding him. We no longer leave food out at night so he shows up like an appointment for his first meal here. Then, Tweety came in for her daily ration of love. She sits on my lap and I pet her and then, she wants to go out to play. I like the name, Slinky. What kind of cat is she? Simon is a big Siamese, Tweety is snow white and Sylvester is long haired and looks just like his namesake.

    Pam, that's exciting about the framing materials arriving. The cement will come. Are they using metal studs in the walls? We have them to keep termites away but the roof joists are wood so I don't see the point. When I first moved in here and tried to hang pictures, it drove me nuts. Hope you are feeling better. I know about exhaustion and pain.

    Leah, my dear, anything one gets done on a day when exhaustion is present is a huge victory. When I'm tired, if I can get just one little thing done, I feel as though it's a good day. It's one less thing hanging over my head. I finally figured out that I have chronic anxiety because everything needs doing and I don't feel like doing it. I am working on relaxing and not letting it get to me. Hope you feel better.

    In fact, I pray for all of us that we feel well. I hope I haven't left anyone out. It's so hard to catch up when I've been gone. I'm usually not gone this much. I have had some pain in my hands and body and am wondering whether I am going to have to go in for a "booster" injection. So far, no Sjogren's symptoms and I'm grateful for that. We had that cold front move over the state and everyone is complaining about arthritis pain.

    I had the electrician out but he couldn't fix the fluorescent fixture on one side of my cabinet tops. I've decided that I don't need it anyway. The one against the wall is sufficient for most of my needs. I have five of the canned lights in the ceiling when I want to clean or cook. I also have other lights here and there so that one fixture isn't crucial. He did fix the outlet but my TV is still acting up so I have to find the warranty material and call for a fix. I had taken everything out of the TV cabinet because I had thought we would have to move it so he could get to the outlet. He's a skinny little guy so switched it out without our having to move the cabinet.

    I'm playing musical "chairs" with all my electronics. Since putting the big screen TV in my bedroom armoire, I have to move the stereo into the TV armoire in the livingroom. The speakers are already on top of it. I had to drill a big hole in the back of the cabinet on the bottom to string the wires through. I think I'll be moving my wi-fi into the closet in the middle bedroom to get it closer to where I use it. We complained at the condo meeting that we need Comcast to come out and get the pool wi-fi off of our box. It's slowing our wi-fi down.

    I have a tone of DVD's and CD's so went to Wal-Mart and got those plastic sleeves that hold them in a three-ring binder. It'll save a ton of much needed space. It will take time to put them in the binder. I think I'll put them in alpha order, as they are now, so I can find them. I can cut out part of the paper titles in the plastic holders to put in the sleeves with the discs.

    I had already started cleaning out the walk-in closet in my extra room. I had to stop and get a couple more plastic bins to save space. I think I mentioned that I finally got rid of all of Mom's collectible plates and I feel good about that. They went to charity which can use the money and I can use the space. why do we have all this stuff? I keep getting rid of stuff and then, I get rid of more stuff. I organize and reorganize and it doesn't help. I'm not a hoarder by any means. I do feel for my kids, though, when they have to get rid of my stuff. Yikes! At least, I'm organized.

    Well, with all these things which need doing, I had better get going. I have to run to the store first, though. I have a $10 coupon if I spend $50. Also, they have the $50 gas cards for $40 if I spend $50. So, I figure the gas card will end up costing me $30 and save 40 percent on my next fillup.

    Hope this "W&P" post doesn't put y'all to sleep. Well, that might be a good thing for those who are exhausted. Have a great day.

    Love, Mikie
  12. Granniluvsu

    Granniluvsu Member

    Leah - You should feel very happy getting done whatyou did. I have so much cleaning out I need to do of many places :)!! Getting started is the worst or hardest part and then sticking to it. Good job !!

    Diane - Let me know how the Split Pea Soup turns out in your other cooker. I forget what you said you were going to use. Spring Water was going to use her pressure cooker as she doesn't have a slow cooker and they have that black out problem all the time. You usually need much more liquid when cooking conventially that the slow cooker. I don't have a pressure cooker so I donpt know but I guess the liquid could be added, or most of it, after the other cooks. Start out with some and add more later I guess. I never cooked with apressure cooker but they are great and I know my mom used to use one a lot.

    Hope you get to feeling better real soon. Glad you think you are starting to turn the corner.

    It is raining here on and off all day, mostly on which is good as we were getting very dry again. It is trying to warm up some too which is great but is still not warm enough for me. I think the rain will be through tomorrow but then comes back in a day or two I think.

    Pam - Good luck watching your house being built. I did that many years ago and it was a very busy time with young children. Hope all goes well for you and the house. When do they think it will be finished?

    Well, I guess I had better get off here and get ready for dinner soon. Making another soup, a chicken and taco soup. It seemed to soupy so I added some more canned veggies - red beans to go with the black and chili beans.

    Bye for now.

    Blessings to all,
    Granni
  13. Ranigar

    Ranigar Member

    Well Granni they say they said 4 to 6mos to be built but with all the delays for this reason or that I don't know when that began.The holidays took up so much time that little progress took place.The good news is framing is taking shape inside and the roof trusses are started.I really am concentrating on going day by day.The Dr. was not what we wanted more clinic then GP hrs. of waiting so we said no thanks and walked out.Try a new one in Feb it's hard to find somebody but we have enough meds to keep looking.
  14. Granniluvsu

    Granniluvsu Member

    I am waiting for it to be time to drive DH to his luncheon/meeting. Then I will run to the store. This one car thing is not the easiest but we will go with the flow :)!!

    Pam - Glad that at least you can see a little bit of progress being made. I know how it is during the holidays, not a whole lot gets done during that time and then you hope the weather is good, at least for the outside stuff. Sorry the medical visit you made was not what you wanted. Unfortunatly, I am afraid we will be seeing more clinics and less of the doctors full time. Hope you do find a good doctor soon not just in a clinic setting. That is something we all need, a good and understanding doctor. Have seen to many changes lately around here and most not very good. It is a nice sunny day here and the rain is gone. However, I think more comes back either tomorrow or Saturday.

    Hi to Mikie, Frieda, Jole, Barry, Diane and everyone else. Hope those of you who were sicker than usual are starting to feel somewhat better.

    Will try and check back later after I get home from shopping.

    Hugz to everyone,
    Granni
  15. jole

    jole Member

    'Our' house is going up! Pam, keep the rest of your family here updated. I know it's the only new house I'll ever have, so it's all really interesting. Sorry the doc didn't turn out for you. It gets so frustrating that after awhile the anxiety sets in even thinking of going to a new one.

    This is going to be a short stop today. All the weather pattern changes has really thrown a wrench in everything. Pain and exhaustion on the top rung the past couple days. Knots in muscles, Rice Krispie neck, and major headache. No energy for a shower yesterday, but stood in there today forever, oping the heat would undo some knots. Nope. Today we had rain, fog and cold. Tomorrow 50+ mph winds forecasted. Our snow is disappearing also, Diane, and although I don't want to wish time away, I sure wish it were spring.

    Mikie, good to see you back, and know you must be happy to see your friends again.

    Leah, I understand your cleaning. A half shelf is good. I would have tried the whole shelf, scattered it about, and not had the energy or concentration to finish. I've never been ADD, but with the fibro I sure feel like it when it comes to keeping my mind focused.

    Granni, Barry et all...thinking of you. Where's Rock?? Hope he's doing well. Hope you're all doing well!

    I hope we all sleep well tonight. Hugs.
  16. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Leah, as I said before, every little thing we accomplish is a gain for us. I have a BIG mess here and I finally just started in and got a wee part of it done. Of course, yesterday, I slept all day. Oy! Seems we can never get ahead.

    Pam, glad the house is going up. It's exciting to read about even though I know it's not fast enough for you. It always seems like it takes forever when a house is being built. It's kinda like being pregnant and wanting to get it over with and having the baby. Keep watching and take pics. Hope you find a good doc.

    Granni, good to see you here. Wish I had the gumption to get up and make some soup. It's about all I can do to open a can of soup.

    Jole, so sorry to hear of all your pain. Weather really plays a huge part in how we feel. Hope you feel better. We had some rain which came with that big cold front and it even had my arthritis, which I had thought was gone, to flare up.

    Diane, that's all I need is a way to shop with my remote. Yikes! I usually call because, instead of my new HSN card, they still have my old credit card as the default card online. Somehow, the toothbrushes I ordered got sent back by the post office but, the same day, they delivered the extra brushheads--separate order. I called HSN cust. svs. and they said they would send out the brushes at the sale price with no S&H. They arrived a couple of days later. Wow! There was no charge and only a "pc" on the bill. I don't know whether that means there was no charge due to the mistake or, they had already charged me once. Probably the latter. In any case, I still LOVE them.

    I am having some symptoms, including dry mouth, fatigue, pain and arthritis but these are not severe. I may have to get another shot. I certainly cannot keep them up like before but I may be able to get by with one every three months or so. It's discouraging because I had thought the injections would put an end to my miseries. I slept all day yesterday and am about to get into the shower to see whether that makes me feel better. I think I was exposed to something because while I was out shopping, I got that stabbing sore throat which often signals a cold. I ran home and took vitamin C, zinc, and eccinacea. I slept it off and woke up sweating. There is soooo much going around that I hate to leave my condo.

    I did manage to go to Wal-Mart and they figured out how to get the warranty for the TV I bought 90 days ago. I had asked for it but the clerk forgot it. I went to register the warranty and no receipt for it. Yikes! I'll have to register this one and call the warranty people to fix the old one. It's always something. I'm in the process of moving electronics around. I've never been able to get my wi-fi printer to work unless it's connected by the ethernet cord to my router. I should be able to unplug it but it won't work without it. I'm going to make one last effort to reinstall it and if it still won't work, consider replacing it. I'll keep it until I use all the new ink cartridges up.

    I took all my DVD's and put them in sleeves in a three-ring binder. It freed up a ton of shelf space. Don't know why I ever thought I needed them. Now, we can get most movies On Demand or through Netflix or one of the other services. I'm going to put my CD's in sleeves too. I reinstalled my CD player/radio in the TV armoire in the livingroom. It's working but it took some effort to get it all done. The hardest part was getting the speaker wires in just the right spot to drag them through the hold I drilled in the back of the armoire. I was looking behind the cabinet when I saw a white paw sticking out through the hole. Then, I saw a little white snout sticking out. If I could have positioned the wires just right, Tweety could have pulled them through. I finally got it without help from my geek cat.

    Despite being tired and sleeping a lot, I wake between 4:00 and 5:00 each morning. I put Simon's breakfast on the balcony. He's always waiting for me. We exchange looks but I don't speak to him. Poor little guy; it scares him away. His expectant look breaks my heart. I doubt he will ever trust that his breakfast will show up. After I put it down, I could swear he gives me a grateful look. I mentally send him love and hope he can feel it.

    OK, gang, as usual, I'm sending my love to everyone, here and MIA.

    Love, Mikie
  17. bct

    bct Member

    Gotta turn the heater up. I miss our old wood stove, but not the wood-chopping! We had propane put in about ten yrs. ago; a lot easier as you age. Meanwhile a cold front has come down from Alaska, icing up the higher passes and stopping school bus runs. Fortunately for we live on the lower levels and have no probs. getting to town.

    Richard has gone in because he forgot to get Phoebe's Proin for urinary incontinence (very common in older female dogs). I call them her piddle pills. She loves them, and gobbles them down. She also gets a fish pill (Omega 3, etc.) for general good health and especially for dry skin. She loves them too -- her "fishy jelly beans".

    I hope R can find a nice crab at the store. We have Dungeness crab here, very sweet meat. Love them with a baguette or good country-style French bread (levain). If he can find a nice one we'll have that for dinner. They back and clean the crab for you; I used to do it myself, but got tired of the mess.

    I got one day of sun-sitting-- actually about fifteen minutes -- a couple of days back. Heaven! But cold! No more sign of turkeys, just the regular birds and the masses of quail that magically appear after I toss the seed onto the ground. Oh, and the first robin of the year in the yard yesterday.

    Leah, what kinds of birds do you get where you live? You mentioned bird-feeders I believe..... I think Mikie must see some real good things where she lives.

    Diane, I think we'll be making split pea soup this weekend. I love the stuff! Also lentil soup.

    Mikie: So sorry to hear you aren't feeling too good. Do you think the peptide injections have helped? Have you finished the course yet? I have so much hope for you about this..... About our cat Slinky: she is a tortoiseshell. She came to us from out of the woods about six or seven years ago; we took her in, telling ourselves that she would be an 'outdoors at night' cat, which she did for many yrs. Then she decided she wanted to stay in the house more, so we basically let her do what she wants... When she wants in she jumps up and stares through the window, hanging on to the sill with her claws. Like a little gremlin.

    My energy is low, my mood is medium. My back has been aching a lot. I want to blame it on the weather, so will. I've really got to get more back stretches and toe-touches to work out the kinks. That really seems to help.

    Love to all,
    Barry.

    ps: I just saw flower buds on a pink primrose, and on a new hellebore! If winter comes, can spring be far behind?
    [This Message was Edited on 01/11/2013]
  18. Granniluvsu

    Granniluvsu Member

    and not sure if anyone else checked in or not.

    Wow, the first time I ever had Dungenous (sp?) crab was when we went to Alaska a few years ago. Oh my, they were huge and sooo great. I love most seafood. Didn'grow up with a lot of the fresh fish, etc. but I sure do love the real fresh stuff including crab, slams, oysters, shrimp - yummy !!!! Hope you get some good ones Barry (crab). Oh well, we are having pork chops tonight. Almost all of the soups I made are gone. Went shopping yesterday and they didn't have any green split peas. Ws hoping to make some more but got lots of canned peans and beans and dried lentils too.

    Barry- hope you get to make some lentil and or green split pea soon. More rains is coming and the cold weather comes back in a day or so . So then it will be back to eating soups again. I can eat soups any time but DH doesn't always like to. Whether you use my split pea soup in the crockpot of not I know it will be good. I just love split pea and lentil. Do you have a good recipe for lentil soup?

    Diane - Hope you are feeling a little better. I think we would be fighting over Barry's crab or seafood. I don't think Kevin is that much into it, is he ?

    Mikie - Hope you are starting to feel a little better. I can't remember ifyou posted or not today. DH dropped the car this morning at the dealership, they had to bring him home. It was the regular checkup they do and they found out there was a leak in the water line. So, they hada to bring him home. We've been waiting all day for the to call to say it was done. Then they will bring him back to the dealership when it is done. Thank God he paid for that extra warranaty which he usually doesn't do, when we bought the car a few years ago. So, it has been a bit of a wasted day for both of us but glad they found the problem and we were not out and about somplace. Please get well !!

    Leah - I know you are pooped today . Won't post to much else for you to read. Don't know if any of you will be back this weekend or not. I will check. Tomorrow morning we have a Memorial to go to. Then DH will be in front of the TV watching playoff football games. Hope we get our car back tonight.

    Bye for now everyone. Hope you all have a nice weekend. I probably will be checking in some or at least see if anyone has posted.

    Love to everyone,
    Granni