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Jibber Jabber
January 28, 2011
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Thank you NorthCountryGirl!  I will try to get it down him!  chef

January 28, 2011
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Ok, now that man went behind my back, while I was busy in another room, and ate a bowl of cereal!  Alright, if that is what sounded good to him!  Cheesh!

January 29, 2011
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Mary, Hopefully that means he's starting to feel a bit better and will try some other stuff.

 

Ross, Glad you and Nancy are doing well.  I love your description.

January 29, 2011
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My da was a bit sick and I made him oatmeal with yogurt (with some vanilla in the yogurt) and a good bit of brown sugar, even though he's not supposed to have much sugar.  When they don't want to eat, and aren't getting much nutrition, the calories are good for them, and there's at least a bit of protein in oats, plus what's in the yogurt.  the sugar and vanilla make it more palatable. 

He's rarely passed on my home made chicken soup either, even if it was just a little at a time, and having that pot bubbling on the stove warms up the whole kitchen as well as warming my heart, which makes ME feel better!

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January 29, 2011
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Here's a big “GET WELL SOON!”  to MaryB's hubby, Ross's wife Nancy, and BuckeyeGirl's dad!! Hope you all keep warm and rest…get well soon . happy-flowerhappy-flowerhappy-flowerhappy-flower

January 29, 2011
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Thank you NCG!  He's recovered from that, it was before Christmas that he was ill, but I worry at every little symptom because he's 92 now!  I'm blessed in many ways, first because I have him still, and he's really mostly very 'with it' (hey, we'll all be a little fuzzy when we're 92 right?) his appetite is usually very good, and this last bit is both a blessing and a complaint on my part.  He never complains! 

I have to spot symptoms on my own, because when you ask him how he's doing, his answer is almost always “Fantastic!”  Well, when he's running a fever and has other 'symptoms' it's obvious that it isn't actually true, but he won't admit to feeling bad, and whats more, won't warn me so I have to pay close attention.  At the most, he may downgrade his personal assessment to “Great!”  When he was under the weather and he actually said, “Not as great as usual.” I knew I had a real problem, but last march when he was super ill and wound up in the emergency room and then to the operating room for a pacemaker, he still told the doc he felt “Great!” and the doctor had to pry things out of him and go by what I had to say about things so I need to stay very observant.

I know I sound very whiney about this, but it makes it hard to judge how he's really feeling!… Still, everyone should have this problem eh?  I know I'm really blessed all the same. heart

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January 29, 2011
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Thank you for all the good wishes NorthCountryGirl and Paws!!!!  wave Hub is feeling a bit better today!  Must have been something in the milk! :)

BuckeyeGirl, that good nature is why he is doing as well as he is at 92!

January 29, 2011
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Ross, I had to go back to see what you said!  I'm so glad you and your wifey are better now.  Boy you had your share of woes!   I hope you both are doing well now. 

January 29, 2011
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BuckeyeGirl:  I know just how you feel.  My dad was the same way. They were both brought up during the Great Depression so they had to be tough.  Dad had a pacemaker too.  He was up and around till the week before he last ended in the hospital with cancer in his one kidney.  He survived the surgery but died shortly thereafter, a few months short of his 87th birthday.  We had soooo much fun together in the years before he died. We panned for gold, went mining for rubies and diamonds (industrial type), traveled up and down the East coast, and flew to Phoenix to see his grandson.  I miss him so.  I'm so glad for you that you still have your dad.  They are so very precious and I wish your dad the very best of health!  happy-flower

January 29, 2011
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MaryB said:

Ross, I had to go back to see what you said!  I'm so glad you and your wifey are better now.  Boy you had your share of woes!   I hope you both are doing well now. 


 

It all comes with the territory. It sure beat the dickens out of some of the alternatives. Most of us would be dead by now without good medical care. If we have reasonably good sense and most of the parts we were born with and they all work we can count ourselves an being in pretty good shape. Some very wise person observed that if you have no food you only have one problem. If you have food then you many problems.

January 29, 2011
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NorthCountryGirl you made me think of my dad too.   My dad had a train collection and it was magnificent.  The memories of him and the toy trains, or watching cartoons with him on the floor together, on Saturdays, or taking me to see Lady and the Tramp or Bambi at the movie theater…..  oh what memories.  I misss him too.  

Buckeyegirl, hug your dad for us both, please!  (((hugs)))

 

Ross, you arent kidding about the alternatives!   I'm glad you are here or I wouldnt have gotten to meet you.  I think you are one nice person and am glad I did!

January 29, 2011
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MaryB, when you say a train collection, do you mean one of those train things where it went through miniature trees and little towns, all on a big plyboard foundation?

I loved seeing a train garden in our local nursery when I was young.

 I remember once Mama and Daddy went to the hospital to see a church lady's sick husband.  He wasn't a church goer and so many folks were visiting him trying to get him to come to church.  Mama and Daddy just brought him a toy train on a track that went up and down and around.

 He loved it, came to church, and ended up heading a mission team to a third world country where he bought tons of village women sewing machines and taught them how to make quilts to sale.  He has since passed on, but always said he came to church because of those folks who visited him and brought him a train.  happy-flowerLove little trains!

"It's better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it." Mama

January 29, 2011
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Awww Miss Dana, another happy memory of trains!   My dad had a huge Lionel train collection, that he collected since he was a small boy.  It's so sad to me that since his death, they are all scattered.  All the kids have 'some'..but to me that is so sad.  Of course I would not be willing to give mine up, but how sad that era has passed.  I will always miss my dad and my mom.  Now, my hub and I are the 'old' ones. 

January 29, 2011
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MaryB, you all need to have a reunion and set the train up for another trip around the track!

January 30, 2011
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Awwww  Miss Judy, that would really be a tender moment!!!!!   I'm afraid the trains and train parts are spread all over the place now to siblings, and grandchildren.  It would take a miracle to get everyone together with the parts.  I wonder how the family will all get together now.  Maybe that is what reunions are about. 

January 30, 2011
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New baby animal video just in time for Super Bowl!

 

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1672260325284&comments

January 30, 2011
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judydee said:

MaryB–I have the same problem with a lack of indoor light.  However, some plants will tolerate very low light conditions.  Sanseveria (Mother-in-law tonque or snake plant), rubber plants, chinese evergreen are a few that quickly come to mind.   Some of these are in varigated forms so you can have some color.  If you can supply just a table lamp left on for about 12 hours a day, you can have blooming African violets.  Sorry for getting a little off topic.


 

hey judydee, I thought you had to have special grow lights or fluorescent lights for plants to grow?   You mean an ordinary light bulb is good enough? 

January 30, 2011
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knancy,  I love cute animal vids.   :)

January 30, 2011
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MaryB–you certainly don't have to have the special grow lights to grow many indoor plants.  The rubber plant and mother-in-law tongue are extremely tolerant of very low natural light levels, and if you have them near a flourescent or incandescent light source they are even happier.  What I do is place them indoors for the winter, just to hold them.  These two also require very little watering during this winter holding period.  I then move them out to the patio or a shaded area after all danger of frost has passed.  The summer time is when they do their growing.  But if they are of a size you want, you can just leave them indoors in the summer as well, and they are quite happy.   I have successfully grown many African violets just under regular table lamps that I left on for at least 12 hours per day.  They require more faithful watering and fertizilizing but will reward you with a succession of many colorful blooms.  You can use a regular light bulb, but I have switched to the “twisty” flourescent ones in the interest of saving electricity.  The plants didn't seem to mind.  Find you a few marked down (I call them rescue plants) at one of the big box stores and give it a try!

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judydee, you are good if you can maintain african violets.  I know!   You know you brought up another subject about those twisty lights.  I changed my whole house over to them, then found out how dangerous they are if you break one  and took them all out.  They actually have a toxic clean up kit you are suppose to use if one breaks.  You may want to check into that. Anyway, thank you so much for the information about growing indoor plants with regular lighting.  I will give that a shot.  I thought unless you had the special lights or sun coming in, it was hopeless.  

Krogers use to be great for rescue plants.  I will have to look for them again.  :)  

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