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January 28, 2011
11:42 am
CindyP
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Fresh jibber! 

Use this thread for just chatting back and forth.  It will be periodically cleared out, so if there's important information or links, make sure they're copied over to the correct thread!

I'll also pin it in the Living the Country Dream forum (it'll be in the top 5 or so list of topics), so it's easier to find.

“Learn all you can from the mistakes of others. You won’t have time to make them all yourself.”  ― Alfred Sheinwold
January 28, 2011
12:08 pm
MaryB
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Thank you Cindy!   Hi everybody!  I'm enjoying my day doing not much of anything, but a little bit of everything!  My hub is home with broncitis so I feel bad for him.  He is feeling so bad.  It's 34 out right now and everything is white like a winter wonderland!  What's going on in your side of the world?  :)

January 28, 2011
12:57 pm
rileysmom
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Good Morning Mary!  Nothing much going on in  MT.  Hubby is making breakfast, an omelet!  Yeah, it's really brunch…..   fork

January 28, 2011
1:04 pm
MaryB
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Hi rileysmom!  wave    How are you feeling today?  You are eating breakfast and I'm getting ready for lunch here!  Don't you love how computers connect us!  fork

January 28, 2011
1:47 pm
rileysmom
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Hi Mary!  I'm good, the "finger" is demanding attention.  I'm going to be the statue of liberty today!  I won't get anything much done in that position, will I?

January 28, 2011
1:59 pm
MaryB
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You poor dear.  Well, you will have to do one handed things, like, hummm … typing one handed to me, or, having coffee and reading a book,  or petting Riley!   There you go, three fun ideas!  :)  Arent you glad I'm here to help you!  laugh

January 28, 2011
2:25 pm
Paws_Bakery
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Hey  Rileysmom… hope the you're doing better… one handed is not funny… hard to do anything.

Mary… it's just drab here, no snow… roads are all clear.  I think it's about 26 out.. not so bad.  And I love the computer for connecting people all over.  I've made some wonderful friends from places I would never have met otherwise.

Mary, you can subscribe to this topic also and it will show up in the box up on the right hand side when there are new posts.

January 28, 2011
2:30 pm
MaryB
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Hi Paws!  wave  Ok, thanks for that tip.   It's 34 here so a lot of our snow is melting again and the roads are clear.. just the way I like it!  Hey, I was reading about forcing bulbs that you posted.  That was interesting.  I wonder if you can do that when you dont have room to store them over the winter.  That one person said she had her bulbs in the fridge…  I thought that was interesting.  I guess room temperature is too warm, isnt it.  Food for thought. :)

January 28, 2011
2:54 pm
Paws_Bakery
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Hi Mary  wave How is your hubby doing? 

With forcing the bulbs they need to be at a cold temperature for a while.  You could store them outside and then bring them in and plant them and they would bloom.  If the fridge is the coldest place it would work  happy-flower

I have also seen where the take forcythia or any spring shrub and cut lengths of it, bring it in and you can make them bloom sooner because you are giving them warm water and a warm atmosphere so they think it's time to bloom…

January 28, 2011
3:18 pm
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Ourside would be too cold, they would freeze I thought.  That's a good subject with a lot of potential. 

Hub is feeling poorly.   Day 2 of antibiotic so maybe tomorrow he will show improvement. 

January 28, 2011
4:03 pm
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Mary,

many of our bulbs here freeze during the winter and come up during the spring.  You would just have to avoid any bulbs that can't tolerate the cold of temperatures.

:( poor hubby, hopefully tomorrow will be a better day!   pawprint

January 28, 2011
4:25 pm
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Ok, see I have to learn this.  I have elephant ear bulbs, and a few others I can't spell so I won't try, left out over the winter.  I guess I'll know if they made it or not come spring!  I didnt pull them up because I dont have a basement to put them in and I thought room temperature would be too warm to store them.   I also put out knockout roses and butterfly bushes last year, because it was said the deer do not eat them as much.  I put in some mums too.  I hope they all come back this year!

January 28, 2011
4:39 pm
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When someone is on antibotics active culture yogurt is good in many ways.  During the last four years I have taken enough to treat an entire world war two infantry company.

January 28, 2011
4:59 pm
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yes, Ross, in fact he has shown signs of needing it!  Poor man.   I can't get him to eat.  I have made him french toast today and offered him everything under the sun and he won't eat.  I would think soup would go down but he wont consider that either.  :(

January 28, 2011
5:12 pm
Miss Judy
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Be careful MaryB. We don't want hubby to dehydrate!

January 28, 2011
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Thank you Miss Judy, but what can I do!  He is not a very good patient!  He is out there right now, as I type, drinking coffee!!!!  Ugg  what's a wife to do!  hissy-fit

January 28, 2011
5:24 pm
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Not a good patient. Keep trying with different tastes. Try making mini pizzas with squares of sliced bread, a little cheese, a dab of sausage or slices of link sausage and broiled until the cheese melts and the sausage is done. Perhaps cutting a piece of fresh meat into half inch cubes and seasoning savory with a little dredge of flour and fried very quickly. Not much of anything. If it pleases he will ask for more..

I fed Nancy through chemo and tried a whole lot of things to suit her taste when it was really off because of the medications. Much of the time she lived on dark chocolate almond bark and clementine oranges.

January 28, 2011
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Thanks Ross.  Go figure your wife liked chocolate almond bark and clementine oranges.  That's the sweet taste buds, they are usually always there and ready to please, that's why I made hub the french toast, but that didnt go down good for him either.  I know what you mentioned would go down good to me! :)  I'm sorry you've had to use so many antibiotics,  and that your wife had to go thru chemo.  I hope you are both well today.  Did you fight upper respiratory problems?

January 28, 2011
5:46 pm
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MaryB:   Ross is right about eating yogurt while taking antibiotics.  Even cottage cheese, buttermilk, or anything with an active live culture would be good.  You could use acidophilus tablets as well.

The antibiotics unfortunately kill the good bacteria in your gut as well as the bad guys!  If the good bacteria aren't replenished, yeasts and other nasties take over and cause even more problems. Take the yogurt or whatever all the time you take the antibiotic and even past the time the antibiotic is completed. That way hopefully the bad bacteria is killed but the good bacteria has been restored. happy-flower

January 28, 2011
6:00 pm
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MaryB, We are fine now. Nancy had stage one breast cancer in '99. I had a bowel resection and back surgury and a total hip replacement. New shocks and ball joints and some plunbing repairs and I am good for another fifty thousand miles. lol. 

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