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  1. Good Morning Everyone, It’s going to be another hot day, here in the desert. Forecast is calling for an excessive heat warning of 110F*+ for the next two days. I’m sure, Phoenix is going to be terrible, because that ‘storm’ dropped buckets of rain on them, increasing their humidity. The sky is barely lighting up on the edges. My agenda is to make sure the birds have water, soak the garden, and get a load of laundry done, before it gets too hot. Then, come in and stay in the cool house. Picked the first butternut squash yesterday, we might get a couple more, I hope. Update on that accident, where the car went through the brick wall, DH said he saw the report, it said she fell asleep. The road is only about an half a mile long, with a stop sign in the middle, two block before the end of the road. Yikes. Time to get motivated.
  2. Weather forecast.... hot. Not a chance of rain. We are located 16-30 miles into the flat desert lands, from the Superstition Mtns. Most storms, catch the mountains and follow them. 60% chance of rain yesterday, gave us high winds, dust, and enough light sprinkles to make the vehicles look like we never washed them. Because our town is in a valley, we watch radar storms come right to the edge of town, and the clouds will divide, dissipate, and go around us. The storms clouds that were around us, provided much needed rain to a lot of areas.... just not here. We found a wall mounted, barometer, humidity, temperature gauges, back in the ‘80’s while cleaning an 1960’s vacant house. We rarely actually look at it, because it’s just plain hot most of the time. Nice to have it during monsoon season.
  3. Praise God! What a difference one day makes! A heavy dose of penicillin and almost no pain! Soreness, yeah, but not that mind bending pain, confusion and dizziness. Plus, my new glasses came in yesterday and I can see clearly again! Thank you all for the well wishes. Sorry you’ve had to deal with it too. DH made me laugh... he said the side of my face that’s swollen, doesn’t have any wrinkles. Ha ha ha. Doc said it will be a few days before the swelling goes down. I’m good with that, as long as it doesn’t hurt anymore. Got a great nights sleep too. Made me think about being prepped for tooth issues. Imagine how hard it would be, to extract the broken root? Yikes! Very grateful for an honest dentist, who also gave a discount, on the 2nd extraction, “because it would hold the infection and I’d probably be back in a couple of months, to have it removed also”. Also, with as deep as the infection was, it could have been deadly, if it hadn’t been taken care of it when I did. That tooth had been tender off and on, but, I figured I’d chomped down on something wrong, I kept brushing the snot out of it and it would feel better the next day. I hope never to have to deal with that again, God willing. I hope all all goes well with your specialist, Homesteader. I wouldn’t wish tooth issues on my worst enemy. That’s what nightmares are made of. Beautiful day today, sun is shining, birds are singing, and I feel better than I have in quite some time. Praying for your DH, Mt_Rider...
  4. Well, I woke up yesterday with another toothache. Tried to eat a cup of soup, ouch! Couldn’t eat dinner. What a way to loose weight. Lol. Kept waking up all night, trying to go back to sleep. This morning the whole side of my face was swollen. Dentist got me in, pulled 2. A molar & the wisdom tooth, that had fallen into the gap left by the last molar they pulled. Mainly because, the infection incorporated both teeth. I’m such a baby, I cried, and was shaking like a leaf, by the time he was done, one tooth was broken at the base of the root, causing the infection. He had to dig it out. Prepping, maybe, 6 front teeth & I can get my full upper denture. TMI, I know. All my relatives lost all their teeth, both sides of my family .... heredity sucks. He said it will take about 3 days for the swelling in my face to go down. Silly DH, said, “your wrinkles don’t show on that side.” Ha ha ha, yeah right. I’m still trying to figure out how I am going to eat. Other than that, it was a beautiful orange sunrise, and didn’t pass 100* today. I didn’t do much of anything with the massive headache I had. Thank God, it’ much better now!
  5. Annarchy

    Lose weight

    Cool! A party!
  6. Annarchy

    Lose weight

    I love sugar, it doesn’t like me, at, all. I cut most of it out of my diet a couple of years ago. I still go for a piece of dark chocolate or a cookie once in a while, but, I can guarantee I will get extremely tired shortly afterwards and ache the next day.
  7. Annarchy

    Lose weight

    Fixed it.. ....and congratulations!!! I’m only down 10... but, I am still working on it.
  8. Goodness... I’m 1/2 Swedish, lol. Even had to speak & read it to my great grandmother. She made me read her newspaper to her. I’ll check it out in the morning..... thanks....
  9. White spots... brown spots...crusty spots... all are age spots. I won’t let them do anything any more. Last time I got a biopsy, they said the spot would go away. Yeah, right. Looks like a tattoo now. I don’t care. Doc & NP got upset at me because I’m a bleeder. Really? I told them that before he hacked a chunk out of me and had to stitch the hole he left. I’m almost grateful he retired (they said he disappeared). Still don’t have a primary care doc. Thank God we haven’t needed one. Mowed the lawn, again, this morning. The street sweeper went right past me while I was next to the road, I had to quit and run away, a dust storm was following it. Cough, yuck! Ran laundry, washing the guest bedding, towels and such. Came in and took it easy the rest of the day. Chicken something tonight. Thinking about de-boning it, smashing it out, putting a layer of cream cheese and some thin cut ham, then, wrapping it in bacon. Maybe some beets to accompany it.
  10. When I went on disability, they tried extremely hard to get me to take Medicare. I’m covered by DH’s work insurance. They required me to have medicare hospitalization, at no cost to me. I researched what Medicare covers & doesn’t. I stayed with his. When he retired, I insisted he keep his insurance, we pay a high premium, but, thankfully, they pay for most everything. DH just signed up for his social security and asked me if he should get Medicare. Absolutely not! If he had, I would loose my coverage also and have to take the Medicare plan and be required to choose and pay out of pocket for a supplemental and prescription plans. Medicare is a bust, IMHO. They don’t pay a fraction of the fees, leaving people hard pressed to cover the rest. Today, I woke up late, went into the kitchen to get my coffee, saw the Jury Summons on the table, picked it up to see what time I needed to be there and freaked out. 8:15 a.m. Guess what time it was.... 8:15. With adrenaline rushing, I got dressed, but my wallet was in the guest room and our company had locked the door! I got the key, opened the door, apologizing for intruding, got my wallet and left. I was 15 minutes late showing up, forgot my glasses, no coffee, no makeup, no earrings, and wearing a tank top, (they mentioned “no tank tops” on the recording & during orientation), because it was all I could find in my rush to get there, then, had to fill out a form. I certainly hope I filled it out right, I could barely read it. The clerk did offer to excuse me and call me in for the next trial. Meh, I figured I’d get it over with. I lucked out, an hour later, after listening to the speech, they were half way through assigning juror numbers, when the case settled out of court, and we were all dismissed. Whew!
  11. Around here, they use rosemary as a landscape greenery. Heat tolerant and doesn’t seem to need a lot of water. Funny how a lot of people don’t know what it is. I’ve tried to grow lavender, but it always dies.
  12. Mmmmmmm, stir fry.... DH loves it. I only make a cups worth of fried rice to accompany his hot hot sriracha & Szechuan dish. Oh, never add hot chili oil & cayenne to a hot wok before adding anything else... just about gassed myself out of the house. My choice dish is usually garlic or gingered. Nice to hear you had help, and glad L is healing, Mt_Rider. MIL is doing well. Concerned about her cognitive abilities, she made a couple of comments that caught me off guard. Not anything bad, just noticeable. Her neighbor has finally gotten the money from his insurance company and is doing the design phase for rebuilding his house, demolition to the burnt structure is due to start next week. I had a bad allergy attack, the 2 day there, DH thinks it was because of the strong winds & heavy rain, and I had my bedroom window cracked for air. That house stunk the next morning and a large section of the roof and shingles had come off. Jeepers, I can not deal with rude people on the phone. I’ll be the one to hang up, then, call back later. If I get the same person, I will ask to talk with their supervisor, if their attitude hasn’t changed. Nam... my uncle, now passed from cancer, and one of our neighbors were there, agent orange gave the neighbor a permanent shake, he’s even had a few brain surgeries to try to help him with it. He is a very sweet old man. We helped him get to the hospital for burns, when his trailer burnt down. It’s supposed to be another scorcher today. I’ll soak the garden again this morning, the little butternuts are growing, a few withered and died while I was gone last week. I’ll put the hose by the hens, to wet down their sheet swamp cooler, several times. They spend most of the hot part of the day under it. Then, company is scheduled this afternoon. IDK if I will cook for them. It’s going to be hot out and I don’t really want to heat the house up. We shall see.
  13. Sorry about your computer Ambergris. Kappydell, sounds like the doctors around here. Sounds like an excellent deal, Homesteader. Laundry day from my trip to TX. Refilled the hens food & water. Watered the lawn deep because of the heat, we got up over 112F*. Cooking wings & tots tonight, in the air fryer. DH found the vinegar powder for salt & vinegar wings. I think I can make my own now. Beats paying $6.99/lb at the store. Total cost tonight is $11. for the 4 lb. package of 13 wings & I will use the fingers for chicken bone broth/stock. I do appreciate the air fryer compared to boiling oil. Takes about the same amount of time with a fraction of the oil.
  14. Spice rack oregano is Italian, smells milder and it’s the standard flavor in most spaghetti type foods. Greek oregano, seems to me, to have a stronger smell, with a hint of sage. Mexican oregano is earthy, with a slight dirt smell. Tacos, burritos usually have it. That’s the best way I can think to explain it. This is Greek oregano.... Mexican Oregano, the branches are almost 2 foot tall. (Garlic chives in the center, volunteer camomile on right.) Here’s the Mexican oregano plant I potted and keep in the house. I hope that helps, PM me if you want samples.
  15. Sounds like you had a pleasantly blessed time, Homesteader.
  16. Mexican oregano tastes different, it’s hard to explain. The Greek oregano seems peppery. I’d like to get some Italian oregano, just for the taste difference. When I get home, I see if I can explain it, and post pictures of the two different plants I have. And Ambergris, I hope that’s right, I had to bring one plant indoors to save it, one died, but, the last 3 seems to be hanging in there.
  17. That’s great, Jeepers. I’ve always wondered if those really worked.
  18. Had to replace the plywood I had put on mom’s door. Even though I sealed it, it warped and water got underneath cause it to pull away from the door. Hopefully, using a piece of 1/8” hard plastic sheeting and screwing in on securely with a whole tube of caulk, it’ll survive for a while. I have to get another tube of caulk tomorrow to finish sealing all the edges. Hey, I need MrWE2’s to do some work too. Just kidding. I’ll end up doing it myself. I really wouldn’t want to torture him in our heat. If you’re not used to it, it’ll kill you. Love the jars. Too bad we don’t get fresh produce around our area. Not unless you want to pay more for it, than buying it already processed. Turned my attention to Mom’s shrubs. Ha! They are as tall as I am now. Trimmed the insides and tops, somewhat, before the heat got to me. DH said it was 110F* at home. Then, said at 7 pm, it finally dropped to 100. Jeepers, maybe consider those pull out shelves. I have a couple cabinets that are deep. I loose things in the back. Always wanted to install pullout shelves, but have never gotten around to it. Don’t work to hard Mt_R. If you have a smart phone, they have an app that counts your steps. Glad to hear your weather has been kind to you. Congrats on you deals, Miki. Oh, TheCG, that cold front warmed up to 97 today. Another chance for rain tomorrow according to the news.
  19. Annarchy

    Red berries

    I’m sure they can, they bought the property. Winter is around the corner for them, they will probably do it in the spring.
  20. Made it to TX safely. Storms to the north east most of the way. Wind began to blow after I got here, stronger & stronger. Then the power blinked off and back on, now it is pouring out with lightening and thunder. Haven’t seen it rain like this in a while. Kind of relaxing compared to clear skies and 110F* , lol Speaking of temperature, it was 106 when I left the house, Tucson, an hour later was 109. Most of the trip was triple digits, but it did fall to 99 as I crossed into TX. And, it appears, the highway department is beginning to fix the nasty part of I-10, in sections. Meaning, slow traffic crammed into one lane. Patience is a virtue... lol.
  21. Annarchy

    Red berries

    DH’s sources said, reds are winter berries, toxic and the whites are bane berry, toxic also.
  22. When we first moved here, DH & I, my Papa would start the crockpot, every.day. DH got burnt out on it, never let me get one. I completely understand. But, I have seen a lot of really tempting recipes.
  23. Sprouts are awesome, WE2’s. So far, I am having trouble getting them not to grow greens before they are ready. Getting the seeds online hasn’t been a problem, ....yet.
  24. Annarchy

    Red berries

    Thanks. Lots of kids, don’t want to take a chance.
  25. Ack! I’ll need to look into it. But..... I’m leaving for TX in the morning. Until I figure it out, use the “Activity, All Activity” options. Sorry for the inconvenience. I’ll try to see what I can do, using my iPad.
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