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  • in reply to: Midwest Report Saturday 8/1/15 #5453093 Report Abuse
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    I made it back. We just got home from the reunion. They got to find out that there were three drs. in the house when an elderly lady from the kitchen staff passed out while serving food in the food line.

    I knew 5 of DH’s female classmates: our loan officer at the bank, gal who has worked for Walmart for 30 yrs. (worked with our son), one that works at the vet clinic, and two gals that go to our church. There were 2-3 guys that I know but I didn’t talk to them.

    DH found his year book and looked at it, but it was no help. These people looked nothing like they did 50 yrs. ago. LOL 16 have passed away.

    He talked to a few, but it was mostly the ones he sees all the time now.


    in reply to: Blue moon tonight! #5452953 Report Abuse
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    I stood at the window and looked out, and then again before I went to bed. It was SO BRIGHT! It illuminated everything. I remember as a kid going on moonlight trail rides with the saddle club. We were always out in the moonlight, and you get those cool night with that kind of ride. It was easy on the horse and easy on the rider.


    in reply to: Midwest Report Saturday 8/1/15 #5452905 Report Abuse
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    Good Morning Marilyn and All, It is a very nice cool morning out.

    Well tonight is DH’s class reunion. Other than that nothing planned.

    I need to go find a cup of coffee. I’ve been up for 45 min., so this is way too early for me to be up. I almost got up at 3:30 but managed to get back to sleep. Talk to ya all later.


    in reply to: Midwest Report for Friday 7/31/2015 #5452724 Report Abuse
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    Hi All, I went out and cut weeds again today. I’m pretty close to done. The weeds from yesterday and today add up to a garbage can and two 50# bird seed bags packed tight with weeds. I should go back out and finish the little bit I have left. Most of what I did was in the sun, but it was pretty nice out today. I ‘m going to go mow the lawn now. I haven’t mowed it in two weeks. I’ll be back later.

    I’m Baaaaaack! Lawn is mowed, but is longer than the neighbors. At least mine looks green.

    Marilyn, The weeds that DH took to the fairground earlier this week were ones that got rained on. Wow, they sure do stink when they get wet and start to heat. They kinda take on a barnyard smell.

    Carol, You gotta do what you gotta do. If he said $800, he can’t be telling you $1,400 when the job wasn’t even finished. Did someone recommend this guy? If they did, tell them what went on.

    Lair, I’m almost done with the weeds. After that I don’t know what I’ll do. I’m sure I will find plenty. I think I’ll be able to use that weed cultivator now that I got the long stringy stuff out.

    Jan, I loved the colors that your DGD used in her quilt.

    Leroy, Did you work hard today?

    Alma, Lucky you and the ripe tomato. I didn’t plant any veggies this year.

    Grace, If your fairs are like ours, they aren’t worth going to. Our fair took about a 40 min. to see everything.

    Sandy, Are you having fun yet?

    Well I’m going outside and sit with DH for awhile.

     

     


    in reply to: I m thinking the powers that be must …. #5452563 Report Abuse
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    I had issues last night when I got here. It was soooooo slooooooooow. It took forever to open a post. I finally went to other sites away from B&B and nothing was wrong, so I knew it was here. It eventually started working better, but I was done for the night.

    It’s been fine so far this morning.


    in reply to: Midwest Report Thursday 7/30/2015 #5452407 Report Abuse
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    Lair, Do you think he got hit by a car or kicked by someone? I’m so glad he’s doing better!


    in reply to: Richard needs your prayers…… #5452404 Report Abuse
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    I’ll pray for pee. This won’t be the first time I’ve done that. We had a little boy with cancer, and his mom asked us several times to pray for pee and it worked every time.

    White Light of Jesus, send your healing angels down to surround Richard. Please send an angel to massage Richard’s kidneys and get them producing urine, and get them back to functioning on their own. In Jesus name we pray. Amen

     


    in reply to: Midwest Report Thursday 7/30/2015 #5452200 Report Abuse
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    I’m baaaaaaaaaack! I went out and started on weeds again but tried to stay in the shade. Just for the hell of it, I decided to count how many weeds I get in a bucket. The first bucket wasn’t as full as it usually is but I had 700 in one bucket. Okay, so I think I did at least 5 bucket if not maybe 6 today. I think I was off on my calculations when I said 2,500 weeds. I guess I probably should have moved that comma to behind the 5 and added a zero. Well, actually this is the second go around on the weeds because the dandelions went first, so make it 50,000 give or take a few. Sadly though, I’m still not done, but I’m getting close, and the 3 sides that have been done for awhile are really looking nice since the weeds aren’t competing for water. My neighbor, the hairdresser, asked me what I was doing. I said digging weeds and she asked what kind. I told her plantain. She asked me why I didn’t just spray. I told her that if I strayed my yard for weeds it would be brown. Most of this lawn was/is comprised of white clover, creeping charlie, dandelions, plantain, various unknown weeds, and 2 kinds of grass thrown in for the green. Oh, I forgot the violets. This back part of the lawn that I’m doing now is really bad. If I took out all the weeds, it would be bare dirt; part of it is bare dirt because I took everything out where the shop will sit.

    I don’t spray because there are too many bees, butterflies, and birds out there and ME!

    Well, I need dinner. I see many of us are late night readers. Have fun everyone!


    in reply to: Midwest Report Thursday 7/30/2015 #5451904 Report Abuse
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    Good Morning Everyone, Now aren’t I just chipper with 4 hrs. of sleep.

    Yes Marilyn I came and read your post but I couldn’t tell you what you wrote. I think it was about midnight or after when I did it. I watched TV and didn’t go to bed until 3:30. The only thing that feels tired are my eyes. So you got that ‘cool breeze’ I sent your way?

    No plans unless it’s to weed. Yup, it’s almost Aug. and I’m still chasing those dang plantain. Hey, I’m almost done, with the first round. I might get them all out yet. Hey, I only had about 2,500 to get rid of.

    DH bought a new shirt and new blue jeans for the reunion. So if he doesn’t care what they all think, why the new duds? LOL

    I’ll be back when I have some goodies in me and I can think.


    in reply to: Warning Maybe #5451641 Report Abuse
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    Maybe you should have told them that your system was just updated yesterday, and then hung up. Then they would think you DO have a security system and need to stay away from your house.

    We got a phone call today that was our own phone number, and it was from a credit card company. Usually when this number comes up nobody talks. Didn’t pick it up. I love an answering machine with caller ID!!!


    in reply to: Has anyone ever tried a body pillow? #5451543 Report Abuse
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    If I understand right, you’re using the body pillow to give your DH something to hold onto, and also to restrict his movement to only one side of the bed. I see nothing wrong with this. You need to make sure that you get your rest also. Have you thought about taking a blanket and rolling it up and placing it in the center of the bed? You could use old shoe strings to secure it, and then put a couple pillowcases on it. This might help keep him on his own side of the bed.

    If need be, you might have to get separate beds but position them closer together, or just get a twin to set beside the other bed.  We got two twin extra long, but I can’t sleep on the memory foam mattresses we got. We got the twins with adjustable head and feet in case we need it for medical purposes years down the line. I sleep too well and don’t move, and then when I do finally move, I ache from laying in the same spot too long. DH has no problem with his. We had moved our old mattress upstair for company, but that’s where I sleep. I don’t hear DH during the night, and he doesn’t wake me up in the morning. I am a very light sleeper. He goes to sleep earlier than me, and I sleep later than he does.

    I have numerous body pillows. I was told by chiropractor to put a pillow between my legs when I slept on my side when I was pregnant. I would always wake up with a backache and hip pain. When you put a pillow/s between your legs and under your arm and hand, it keeps your hips positioned like they would be if you were standing straight up or sitting down. If you lay on your side and let your upper leg lay on the bed, it will pull on the muscles in your back and hips and you’ll end up hurting in the morning. I have to have them or I wake up during the night.

    I would try the blanket rolled up and see if that helps you both. He can still have the body pillow.


    in reply to: Midwest Report Wednesday 7/29/2015 #5451533 Report Abuse
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    Hi All, We walked down to breakfast and DH ordered a PLAIN pancake. Even the cook, Pam, asked the waitress if she was sure she had that right. DH is the reason they started offering a blueberry pancake once a week. Pam would always make one just for him if she had the berries on hand. He’s such a spoiled brat!!!

    Two of Hubby’s classmates came in and sat in the booth behind me. The one had to come tell DH, “I hear you’re coming to the class reunion.” He seriously told her, “No,” and then got a grin on his face. The other classmate also said she was glad he was coming when we got up to leave. He would never go because he said they never talked to him in high school. I told him, “They were dumb high school kids. The majority of them matured and wised up as they got older; some of them will never change. Some of those that were good looking and uppity in high school have lost their looks now, and are right down there with everyone else at age 69.” We all made mistakes growing up. At this stage of the game, who cares how popular anyone was; you’re all just lucky to be alive!

    I chuckled to myself when DH came out to tell me he was going to go shopping for a new shirt for the reunion. This is now 4 WOMEN from his class that have told him they are glad he’s coming to the reunion. Gee, should I be jealous? NOPE! Two of them are widows already.

    I did make it out to dig weeds. I filled a bag and one bucket in the garbage can, so that’s about 5 buckets. I called it quits after 3½ hrs. I might get this whole yard done yet.

    We got an invitation to my nephew’s wedding Sept. 8, so I know we’ll have a house full that weekend. He went to school and became a registered nursing. I used to see him once in awhile when I took residents over to the ER at the hospital. I heard he left the hosp. down here and works at one in Rochester, Minn., now. He’s a great kid despite the family dynamics. My mom, his grandmother, passed away on March 3, 1986. He was born four months later on her birthday, July 9, 1986. His grandma was a registered nurse; she would be so proud of him. He picked up where she left off.

    I posted over in BYC asking if anyone knew how to do entrelac tunisian crochet. I was thinking about giving it a try, just to see if I could do it. The video didn’t look any worse than doing regular crochet or knitting. You just have to learn how to do stitches and procedures. I also was thinking if I can learn that, maybe I could put what I learn to use using old cut up tshirts as my yarn. I found a website that showed how to cut up the body of old tshirts and turn them into long strips of fabric. It also showed how to connect the pieces together so you could come up with long skeins of tshirt yarn. Amazing the things you can learn on youtube.com  LOL

    Well, I need to get moving. I’ll check back later.


    in reply to: Midwest Report Wednesday 7/29/2015 #5451407 Report Abuse
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    Hi All, It is a beautiful COOL BREEZY morning. DH went to his eye dr. appt. and all is good. Yearly check after the cataract surgeries a year ago. His reg. eye dr. (#1) was off so they cancelled his appt., but then rescheduled him in with the other dr. (#2) Reg. dr. (1) is going through his second fight with thyroid cancer. Apparently this time it was in his liver; they removed it and they  feel they got it all. Dr. 2 said he looks really good and has come back to work on a limited basis.

    Well, DH wants to WALK down for blueberry pancakes, so gotta go. Yup, it’s Wednesday.


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    Here is a documentary that was done on the work Bob has done. Such a loss to the falcon world.


    in reply to: Hummingbirds #5451031 Report Abuse
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    I wish I had one to take a picture of. I’ve only seen one female briefly at my beebalm but she won’t eat from a feeder. There are two different types out there and she won’t go near either one.

     


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