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What are you doing with your day?
November 15, 2016
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They/us decided that it would probably be best since the surgery took longer than they anticipated.  They found a lot more damage than what the MRI showed.  Because the surgery lasted longer the recovery took longer and he was nauseated (and still is a little bit) and the meds they gave him was cutting it.  He was feeling a little bit better and was talking a little bit better by the time I left last night.  He was ready to come home this morning.  Now the fun begins.  We know that it will take time and lots of therapy.  I just hopes that he doesn't try to overdo it.

November 15, 2016
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mamajhk said
They/us decided that it would probably be best since the surgery took longer than they anticipated.  They found a lot more damage than what the MRI showed.  Because the surgery lasted longer the recovery took longer and he was nauseated (and still is a little bit) and the meds they gave him was cutting it.  He was feeling a little bit better and was talking a little bit better by the time I left last night.  He was ready to come home this morning.  Now the fun begins.  We know that it will take time and lots of therapy.  I just hopes that he doesn't try to overdo it.  

happy-flowerI am glad he is coming home, if he starts to over do just remind him of what he went through and does he want to go through it again. 

  "Be kinder than necessary, everyone is fighting some sort of battle."

December 6, 2016
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 I had an interesting day. We made a trek to Walmart to restock on items we need before the weather get to the point where we become hermits. As we were headed to the checkouts, there was a man there from a soft drink company stacking racks of 2 litter soda bottles, just as I passed by, the entire rack fell over and bottles went flying everywhere, on of the bottles hit my foot. It was not very comfortable, in fact it really hurt, the soda guy looked at me and said "sorry bout that". I said, not as sorry as I am, it is my foot. I have a nice bruise, not what I had planned on leaving Walmart with. I have a strong dislike for that particular phrase, he could have asked "are you hurt" or "I am so sorry"--but that phrase means nothing to me when someone has made a mistake, I guess it is the difference in time and age.

         The good thing is, we are ready for Winter.

  "Be kinder than necessary, everyone is fighting some sort of battle."

January 26, 2017
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Today is boring. Just work, home, dinner and I may read a bit before bed. But this weekend I am going to a bacon festival downtown! That should be interesting.

January 27, 2017
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Bacon festival? That should be fun!

Re your gardening post...Horseradish should be planted where you want it to be forever, because that's what will happen! When you dig it up the smallest little pieces of root will stay in the ground and come up the next year, and the next, and...forever! (I know from experience!)

Remember, if it rains on your picnic it's also raining on your garden!

January 30, 2017
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Since today is going to be warm (temps in the 60's) it is bedding laundry day since I can hang everything on the line for a change.  Since I had bought a new bedspread and shams I needed new curtain (go figure) so I will be working on those.  2 panels that are block out panels and then a shorter panel that I am making a valance out of since it was cheaper than trying to match the color.  Also generally putting stuff away and organizing the basement (still).

February 4, 2017
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 Today and probably for the next several days, I am doing as little as possible. Some time in the last 24 hours, Mr Flu has come for a visit, uninvited, but he is here. We have had the flu shots so maybe it won't be as bad as it could be. Thank goodness for food in the freezer so I don't have to worry about cooking for a few days.

  "Be kinder than necessary, everyone is fighting some sort of battle."

February 4, 2017
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Sorry to hear that Joelle.  Hope he stays away from here.  Granddaughters have had the upper respiratory thing and I have been staying away from them too.

February 12, 2017
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 Today we are getting acquainted with our "new baby". Yesterday late afternoon we adopted a rescue form out Humane Society. We had to say good bye to our sweet little one last month and our lives have seemed so empty. We didnt want a puppy at our age because when you adopt a young one you need to consider where you are in life and you need to think about their future as well. We adopted an 8 year old that had been at the Society for several weeks because he wasn't young and "pretty", a phrase I overheard a visitor say when we were there looking. I thought he was perfect and couldnt wait to hold him, and once I did I knew I would not leave with out him. He was on the thin side, the girl told us he wouldnt eat the food they were feeding him, but that he was is very good health except they had extracted some teeth. Well, the food they were feeding was about the size of marbles and very hard, when we got home, I bathed and groomed him and I gave him a bowl of soft food which he ate very quickly. He is house trained, extremely loving and docile, I am not sure who the lucky one is, he already is loved and seems so content.

                   When I heard the visitor remark that he was not a "very pretty dog" I really had to hold my temper, all of the dogs we have had over the last 40 years are ones that no one else wanted because they were not "perfect" when in fact each one was truly perfect in every respect. It is only my opinion, but it seems like there is to much based based on looks today instead of what is truly in the heart. I have never seen an animal that I thought was not "pretty". They are all beautiful to me. I guess it is true that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" too bad we can't see beyond the surface. smiley-puppy

  "Be kinder than necessary, everyone is fighting some sort of battle."

February 14, 2017
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Put some pig feet and pig neck bones in the oven to partially roast.  Now I've covered them with water, added green onion tops, carrot and celery and will cook all day at least for some nice pork bone broth!!

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February 14, 2017
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I have been working on reworking some black out drapes so that they have grommets in them instead of a casing.  Had an issue with spacing on one of them and had to rework it.  Luckily I had enough material left over from the valance to cover it.  Have a valance out of the same material cutout and ready to make.  

February 28, 2017
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happy-flower

 This morning we took out new baby to the Vet to get him checked over--clean bill of health, our Vet said he is perfect and a couple years younger than we had been told, He is the perfect little dog and has brought so much to our lives.smiley-puppy

              After the Vet, I am vac pacing some roasts I picked out when I went into the city yesterday. The Giant Eagle store had beautiful roasts on sale, I ended up with 5 roasts for under $20, to me that is an excellent purchase, also picked up some pork chops as well. Some good eats in the future.

  "Be kinder than necessary, everyone is fighting some sort of battle."

February 28, 2017
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Was up a 4:30 a.m. to get granddaughters up and around and to school before 7:30.  Had to leave by 6:45.(latest was 6:50).  We made it even though one had to curl her hair.  Thanks goodness we have 2 bathrooms.  Then it was back home with a stop at the grocery store so that hubby could leave to go to an app't across town by 9:45 a.m.  I made it, he made it and I took a nap.

Joelle, sounds like you hit got a good deal on the roasts.  One of our stores is having a sale on Pork Sirloin Roast for 99 cents a lb. Bought 2 for less than $10 and had them cut them into chops which I will freeze and vac seal.

April 5, 2017
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 This morning we went grocery shopping, we have started going back to an independent IGA store not far from us, we shopped there for years  before we finally got a large chain grocery in our town, the prices are a bit higher but the quality is excellent.

When the big chain store came to our town, at first it was a good place to shop, but in the last couple of years quality has really gone down hill,  I have had so many problems with produce and meat going bad in less than 2 days, so I finally decided enough is enough.    

 I do go into the city to my step-sons house every 2 weeks and I stop at a large chain grocery there, their meats and produce are top quality and they have nice sales on their meat, I stock upon things we like, vac seal and freeze. Food is expensive so best to spend your money where you get the best quality you can.

  "Be kinder than necessary, everyone is fighting some sort of battle."

May 3, 2017
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Yesterday I made 4 half pints of grape jelly with my Ball Jam Maker. Love that "appliance"! The jam and jelly come out perfect every time, and no stirring over a hot stove. My only complaint is that I can't make big batches. But 4 at a time is enough for us.

Rhubarb and strawberry will be coming soon...

Remember, if it rains on your picnic it's also raining on your garden!

May 3, 2017
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Yesterday I made 4 half pints of grape jelly with my Ball Jam Maker. Love that "appliance"! The jam and jelly come out perfect every time, and no stirring over a hot stove. My only complaint is that I can't make big batches. But 4 at a time is enough for us.

Rhubarb and strawberry will be coming soon...  

Hello Brookdale, you are making my favorite jams--I have not heard of this appliance, please tell us more. Thank you.

 

  "Be kinder than necessary, everyone is fighting some sort of battle."

May 3, 2017
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Joelle, here's a link to the jam maker. Mine was a gift from DH. Love it!

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=ball+jam+maker

If you go to the Ball website there are lots more jam/jelly recipes in addition to the ones that come with it. Also, sometimes they will have this on sale for less than Amazon.

Remember, if it rains on your picnic it's also raining on your garden!

May 4, 2017
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Joelle, here's a link to the jam maker. Mine was a gift from DH. Love it!

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=ball+jam+maker

If you go to the Ball website there are lots more jam/jelly recipes in addition to the ones that come with it. Also, sometimes they will have this on sale for less than Amazon.  

Thank you so much!! I never knew this appliance existed. I have left hints to Hubby and the boys for Mothers Day. 

  "Be kinder than necessary, everyone is fighting some sort of battle."

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      I am planning a relaxing day today, the last few have been very busy. Yesterday my Son brought us a dozen bagels from our favorite bagel shop. Since we can use them all before they get stale, so I am vac-sealing and freezing them. I also am baking a pie shell for a fresh strawberry pie.

  "Be kinder than necessary, everyone is fighting some sort of battle."

May 8, 2017
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Since today & tomorrow are going to be warm and sunny I am doing all the bedding (sheets, blankets, mattress pads & bedspreads) so that they can be hung out to dry.  I will do one bed today and the other tomorrow.  In addition there is a pile of dishes that have been neglected for the last couple of days.

If I have time and am not exhausted I will try to clean some more grout out of the kitchen countertop that we are in process of regrouting.  Hubby did a lot with a vibrating saw he has but it is up to me to get do the final cleaning.  Thank heavens we are only doing a small section at a time.

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