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  • in reply to: The Potting Shed Ssturday 22nd November #5313799 Report Abuse
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    Good almost afternoon. Rainy, drizzly day with moderate temps. We need the moisture but I hate the gloom.
    Finally managed to get my acct. activated to order my meds online. What a hassle, but glad it’s behind me.
    Was expecting 2 cords of wood delivered today, but no word so far. I assume he won’t come in the rain, but I wish he’d be nice enough to call. Grr
    Paula and Ken made it home about 1:30 am. No news at to what/if they learned anything from doctors.
    Mary, enjoy your family. Love a big crowd of loved ones!
    Snow, it will be on Thurs.
    Brenda, I have a yard full of “neglected yard work”. I will at least have to move the wheelbarrow off the patio before TG. LOL
    Robbie, what a PITB! Hope you find something suitable without too much trouble!
    Tigsy, I bet he will help if you let him! ;)
    Sherry, crumby that you are still sick.
    Stewart, hope you get some extra rest.
    Have a great weekend. Kathy


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    in reply to: The Potting Shed … Friday 21st November. #5313270 Report Abuse
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    Morning all. Nice tmeps, but damp out. Hoping for rain over the weekend.
    Got a note from Paula. They made it the trip fine with a little rest before the tests started. Will see dr. today at 4 pm. They may wait until tomorrow to try to fight the traffic out of Houston.

    So much that still need doing…but I don’t feel so spirited this a.m. Hope energy hits me head on at some point. Think it might be upped dosage on the heart failure meds. Seems like I have lots more dizzy spells every time he increases them or the blood pressure ones, but I know it has to be done.

    Have a nice day. Kathy


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    in reply to: The Potting Shed … Thursday 20th November. #5311994 Report Abuse
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    Good morning. Another great day shaping up here. So thankful for this turn around to our normal weather!!
    Brenda, I was thinking maybe you could get them at night and then read on. Sorry, I just had to giggle. I love your animal adventures!!
    Dave, such a nice thing.
    Marcia, maybe you could do airborne or something before you meet so you can relax and enjoy the fitting.
    Sherry, I hope you all will be able to throw off the colds real soon! I certainly understand the sinus problems. Especially, now that I’m not allowed to take OTC meds. I couldn’t make it without my trusty salt water.
    Stewart, it will all fall into place before you know it. What a nice neighbor.
    Have a great day!! Kathy


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    in reply to: Potting Shed – Tuesday 11/18 #5311021 Report Abuse
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    Good morning. It’s only 20°, but we are headed to the 50s! YEAH!!! I can’t wait to feel the sun.
    Dr. G today. Decided to ask for rehab to hold off till after TG.
    Found out last night that my BIL has to go back to MDA on Thurs. for test to have another stem cell transplant. Just heart broken for them. So wish there was more I could do for them than see to their place and animals while they are gone. Of course, it will only be a couple days for the testing and then the waiting starts for insurance and all to approve. We knew they weren’t totally pleased with his check up last month.
    Lots to do today before we leave. Better shut up and get with it.
    Hope everyone finds some sunshine today! Kathy


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    in reply to: The Potting Shed Monday 17th November 2014 #5310571 Report Abuse
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    Good morning. Burrr..21°. Looking out on a frozen world with a small dusting of snow from yesterday afternoon. According to the predictors, this will be our last day of freezing. I certainly hope so.
    Must tackle the residual mess I left in my kitchen last night. I got in one of my moods and cooked all day. I managed to stay on my feet long enough to load the dishwasher, but it never holds it all on these occasions. LOL My mom always said she’d rather make it herself than clean up my mess. ;)

    Have a happy week! Kathy


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    Same as you all with the kids expecting their favorites.
    Turkey
    Cornbread dressing
    Giblet gravy
    Ham
    Mashed potatoes
    Marshmallow topped sweet potatoes
    Green beans w/bacon
    Corn
    English Pea Salad
    Green salad
    Deviled eggs
    Cranberry sauce
    Hot rolls
    My sister will add pecan pies and mac n cheese. SIL will add pumpkin pies.

    They will stay and play games and visit all day, eat again and sack up any leftovers
    when they leave. I will be squeezed to death with big ol hugs, tired to the bone and happy beyond words.

    I can’t wait!!


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    in reply to: .The Potting Shed Saturday 15 November 2014 #5309737 Report Abuse
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    Morning Brenda. You sneaked in on me while I typed. ;) I bought a 17 lb. gobbler. Most of it will go begging. Kids all eat ham(have to have 2)but I still need the bird for the stuffing. I’ll be doing my chopping and dividing today. Every little bit helps.


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    in reply to: .The Potting Shed Saturday 15 November 2014 #5309733 Report Abuse
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    Good morning. Looks like we will have the sun back today. Yeah! Yesterday was gloomy and cold, but we did have fun. We started at Sam’s and they had some really cute coats by the door. I made the mistake of trying on a couple. I don’t know what it was, but they put so much static electricity in my hair it stuck to my forehead or stood straight up to dance the rest of the day. LOL
    We had the back half of that double cab packed to the top…literally! We were afraid it would all come tumbling down on us coming home. ;) Her youngest was headed to the store and he helped us wag mine in the house. Of course, mom did take him to the store after. Hehehe
    I managed to get all cold stuff put away. The rest is still waiting on me this morning. I almost lost my pants coming up the steps last week, so I treated myself to a new pair of corduroy jeans.

    Tigsy, I have to think and work ahead on TG or I would never get it all done. Since the heart attack, my “hurrier upper” has stopped working! My BF has been cooking the hams for the last few years and that is a tremendous help.

    Marcia. there’s nothing that will inspire the Christmas spirit like a new grandbaby! Won’t it be fun to watch the sparkle of wonderment in her wee eyes?!

    Robbie, so sorry your still fighting that bug. Dr. insisted I have flu and pneumonia shots. Sure hasn’t helped this sore throat I’ve been fighting. Hope you beat real quick!!

    Snow, it’s hard to get baby calves started off right in the best of conditions sometimes. I used to raise several every year, but now they are $400/500 each here! I used to pay $20!!

    Guess I’d better get started toting and putting away the rest of the groceries. Think there’s like 3 cases of just canned goods. Ugh

    Have a great weekend! Kathy


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    in reply to: I am having a craving for #5309535 Report Abuse
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    I feel inspired and I just happen to have both! ;)


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    in reply to: The Potting Shed, Fri. Nov 14 #5309197 Report Abuse
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    Good morning. 28° here. Was supposed to get down to 18°, but I doubt it did. The best part for us is that the wind has finally stopped. Thank goodness!!
    I’ve done my weigh in, sugar test, sipping coffee and even have the dryer going. That’s pretty dang industrious for me this early. LOL Have to make this quick and head to the shower. Eveline and I are planning to do our Thanksgiving shopping today. Not pleasant out, but it sure will be nice to have it behind us. I dread hauling it all in already! LOL

    Have a great day and stay warm!! Kathy


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    in reply to: the potting shed, Thur, Nov 13th #5308723 Report Abuse
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    Good morning. Another cold one for us. I know it doesn’t sound bad to lots of you all, but 27° at 8 am is mean for us. LOL I’m going to hibernate until next Tues. when it warms up!
    Got my last leg rehab behind me yesterday. I sure wouldn’t say I’m back to normal, but it’s finally tolerable. Hope he lets me go back to cardio rehab next week. My blood sugar sure has suffered with no exercise. But then, it’s always something, right?! ;)
    Spent the afternoon helping my neighbor work on winterizing her daughter’s house. Not sure why you wait until it gets frigid to do something, but that girl is such a space cadet. We didn’t finish until 8:30 and I was pooped. But at least I know the kids were getting up to a warm house this morning.
    Yes, I do have a large crowd at Thanksgiving and I love every minute. I was so afraid I would have to give it up after the heart attack. I won’t be able to do all of the “spring” cleaning I used to do before hand…they’ll just have to suffer…but I think I can still manage to do the cooking. I was already to the point that I had to plan and bake ahead.

    Snow, they are saying we may get snow…or some sort of precip…over the weekend. There were a few rain drops last night. Of course, we aren’t used to this kind of cold, so it makes us particularly whiny. LOL

    Dave, I hope your toe isn’t too painful.

    Marcia, your sister’s large table sounds wonderful. My biggest fear is having the day be cold. Most of us eat and visit on the patio. I am just not up to hauling in chairs and tables for a sit down, so it would be more like a drop where you can and eat in your lap. LOL My plan is just to pray for fair weather!!! :)

    Brenda, a woman after my own heart…whatever it takes! Woohoo!! Now that leaf raking sounds like a J-O-B! Don’t work too hard!!

    Alberta, my grandmother tried to teach me to crochet one time. She finally said “honey, you’re gonna have to go home. You’re can’t do this and you’re making grandma nervous”! We laughed so hard.

    Fred, hope the tooth saga comes to a happy ending very soon! So sorry about the loss of your friend.

    Tina, Stewart, Tigsy and Mary, hello from Texas!

    Have a happy day and stay warm! Kathy


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    in reply to: The Potting Shed .. Tuesday 11th November. #5307813 Report Abuse
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    A good, cold morning from Texas! Wow, had doors open and fan on until I went to bed. Wind woke me up in the night and I got up and turned on the heater. I don’t know the low, but we are only 32°, windy 22 mph, which leaves chill factor at 21°. Luckily, I have no vanities, so wearing my wooly robe over my clothes isn’t embarrassing me one bit! LOL
    I’ll be forced to get out tomorrow for therapy, but no plans the rest of this cold week but stay in the house! Thinking I might make some homemade candy for TG and get it in the freezer. Just be that much I don’t have to do last minute. My bunch is 33 strong and all of my nephews are over 6′, so whatever you make…you make in a BIG pot. Hehehe

    Stewart, sounds like a bargain and who doesn’t like a bargain?!

    Sherry, I hope we get pics. Love the excitement!

    Marcia, glad your DH is doing so well. Wish we could see the new pics of Annabelle. I just know she is all sweetness!

    Snow, has snow! Even that inch would make me whine! LOL And I don’t even want to talk about that windchill! Yikes

    Dave, my neighbor has huge pecan trees and they have been picking up pecans. She has a big crop and plans to sell what she doesn’t use for the holidays.

    Tigsy, enjoy your quilting. My grandmother quilted constantly. I tried it once with a 9 patch and she had to rescue me. No talent and never had the urge again. ;)

    Yeah, the sun has come out!! If this darn wind would go away, it might be a pleasant day! Heck, I might even take off my robe at some point. Hehehe

    Have a wonderful day! Kathy


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    in reply to: The Potting Shed …Monday 10th November. #5307414 Report Abuse
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    Good blustery morning. Man oh man, is that wind ever mean this a.m. It’s supposed to be 80 tomorrow. Maybe I should plan a little sun bathing, as it dropping into the 20s by Wed. morning. Every time Sherry says she loves the cold weather and snow I just get a big shiver. Hehehe I was already a winter wimp before the blood thinners.

    Brenda, it’s the same here when it snows. Turns us all into driving idiots! LOL
    Isn’t wild how we can get so attached to our animals. Most people thought we were nuts for loving our bulls, but we did!! Hope the guys shows up and roo gets a new home.

    Marcia, I am having such a hard time trying to ignore my dirty windows. UGH!! Mine are old timey, so I have to get on a ladder outside to remove the storm windows and clean that side. I’m still not allowed on a ladder and it’s probably a good idea….which is why I haven’t protested. LOL
    It is the 24th. I thought I submitted it when someone asked earlier. Maybe not. Can’t prove it by mind these days. ;)

    Stewart, Dave, Mary and Tigsy, not such a bad thing to start the week slow. :)

    Alberta, got a shiver just reading your temp. Enjoy your dd and your special dinner.

    Have to jump off and get ready for therapy. Evaluation on next visit. I hope I can get released to return to cardio.

    Have a good day. Kathy


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    in reply to: The Potting Shed ..SUNDAY 9th November. #5307021 Report Abuse
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    Morning all! Looks like a nice day shaping up. Supposed to be 80 on Tues. and fall to 20s by night. Baahumbug! Looks like they have removed the threat of snow. Yeah!

    Stewart, I will be going over on bottle duty later. He was born blind, crooked front legs & spine, knot on his head and no telling what else that isn’t visible. His mama was a small heifer(first time mama)and he was huge, so we think that may have been the problem. She birthed him close to the fence and somehow he rolled under and spent his first night in a road ditch. None of us thought he would live, but here we are 2 or 3 months later. His legs straightened, his spine doesn’t seem to affect his get around and he now has some sight in each eye. Ken goes to the dairy and brings him fresh cow’s milk. He is one spoiled baby. LOL

    Marcia, yes, I am wearing the vest. Next appt. is on my birthday and I hope he will take pity and let me ditch the thing, but time won’t be up by then, so we’ll just have to see. I keep having the feeling that when I get rid of it I might just float away without the weight! LOL
    Wesley is Paula’s GS. All of the nieces and nephews have always treated/thought of me more as a grandma and teach their children the same. Guess that’s what happens when you’re the oldest ol heifer in the family. ;)

    Mary, shipping costs are just outrageous these days! A 38 yd. put up of gimp for my shop costs less than the shipping charges to get it here! Ridiculous!

    Brenda, have you spoken with all of the “kiddies” about going on a diet or are you nervous about being so out numbered? Just sayin’…..!! Lmho

    I still have Paula’s pups. Reesey is in such trouble! She is sooo vindictive. I put them in the bathroom while I had company last night and later discovered she had chewed up one of bathmats. She always chews when she pouts. UGH I have decided to take them home when I go feed the baby. I’ve had enough.

    Wishing all a wonderful and joyous Lord’s Day! Kathy


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    I don’t have the oven, but my brother and SIL have had one since they came on the market several years and they think there is nothing like it.
    I was blown away by some really yummy steaks she started frozen. Also, I know the gkids make cookies in it all the time, so it’s pretty versatile.
    Hope this helps.


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