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  • Birthday 06/17/1970

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  1. Two of the things that help me with my legs at night are: to do a set of leg stretches before I get into bed, and I tend to sleep on my tummy or my side so I have started placing a small pillow under my ankles. I had never thought to elevate before since I don't sleep on my back, but it has made a big difference.
  2. um...yes, I could see where that would be a problem. It reminded me though that I am very fortunate is ways others would never notice, like having my own well tucked into the woods at the edge of our yard. Yet one more reason I can add to my growing list of why I will not move into one of the sub-division type things that seem to be going up left and right around here.
  3. I'm glad you posted this. We are planning a 4-5 week road trip across the country on a sort of national park tour with the kids. It's been a dream of mine for a long time and I was so excited...then last week I read an article on MSN about a mom and son who were headed on an overnight trip to go camping and see Scotty's Castle. They got stuck and the son died. It was so horrible and it gave me a bad case of the what if's. There is no way I can not go now, the kids are too excited and everyone has been sacrificing extra's to save up. The advice you all have given on here will help me
  4. We have 5 black walnut trees. If you don't want to use them yourself you could: Bag them up and take them to your local farmers market or flea market... You can get an idea of the price for your area by checking at your local grocery store, they are usually pretty expensive. Make a little extra cash for the holidays. Fill up canning jars and with them, wrap a pretty ribbon around it and give as a holiday present. If you have any local charities that run food kitchens you could always check with them and see if they want them.
  5. Those of you who know me know I can not have guns in the house because my DH absolutely forbids it, although he did give a little and buy me a crossbow this summer. Anyway this subject is of particular interest to me because of that reason. So I gave myself a test. I went through the house room by room to see what I may be able to use as a weapon. I allowed myself 1 minute in the small rooms, 2 minutes in the medium rooms, and 3 minutes in the large rooms to see what I could pick out by sight only. Here are my results. Bathroom 1-(1min.) hairspray, squirty soaps, shower rod, spr
  6. Lets see.... At this time I have 10 (5ft.) bookcases, 1 (4ft.) bookcase, and 3 (3ft.) bookcases all full. I have : Educational--How to Books--Religion--Romance--Mystery--Horror--Science Fiction Childrens Books-- and Non-Fiction Coffee Table Books I have just decided where I can make space for 4 more of the 5 foot bookshelves and having already started moving things around for the first two, so hopefully my new additions will be in by the holidays.
  7. What about the old hand pumps? That was the set-up they had at the campground we stayed at when I was a kid. I asked someone about having one that came to work on our well once, and he said it wasn't possible-but wouldn't explain to me why. I would really like to have one though if there is a way to do it.
  8. My gram taught me years ago how to do hooked rag rugs. We do ours on a large frame though with old wool clothing that has been cut into strips. It is done in a way that is sorta like latchhook, it is on backing that we draw a picture or design onto. We have one that my great gram started, then gram and mom worked on, next me and my girls will do some, and I will save the finish for when they give me some grandkids. So when all is said and done there will be 6 generations who have worked on it. Yard Sales, Goodwill, and Thrift Shops are a good place to get material.
  9. This is honestly the first reality type show I've looked at. It will probably be more scripted than not with everybody having "assigned" personalities. You know this one is the hot head, and this one is the peace maker, and that one will be suzy sunshine and so on. For me it will probably be like a bad car wreck, you know you shouldn't look, but just can't help it. You never know though, I might pick up some valuable little tidbit of knowledge for my growing collection. If anything else maybe it will spook some sheeple into action, one can always hope.
  10. I'm not sure but you might be able to catch it online. They do that with some of the shows after they have aired. I hope so cuz I would like to get DH to peek at it too. If I get time tomarrow I'll check and let you know.
  11. Hey All!!! I've been out of touch for a while, just got back from vacation with the family last week. Hope everyone has been well! Did anyone happen to catch the beginning of the new series on the Discovery Channel tonight of --The Colony? If so what did you think? For those of you who haven't heard of it, it's an experiment they are doing with a group of volunteers where they are put into a post-appocolyptic enviorment. To soon to tell if it will be good or not but the thing on water filtration tonight was good information for them to put out there, and if it's not scripted th
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    Well, as I've been typing on this blog here and there, it turns out that it doesn't appear to the rest of you unless I hit the publish entry button. Here I was fussing at myself for not keeping up with it like I wanted to and the little bit I was doing wasn't even going out. Oh well live and learn. A special thanks to the little birdie who let me in on what I was doing wrong. Only one more official day of school left, then next week to do the required paperwork and get it sent off. Hopefully after that I will have more time for me to get on here and explore and learn so
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    Busy as usual

    Good grief this time of year is always so busy. I finally have a few minutes to myself though so I thought I would jump in here and try to go through the posts and blog a bit. So here is what is going on in my world. I have DH working on building us a play gound area. To me this is a form of survival prep because I will be able to get so much more done if my son ( and what ever other under 12 year olds I have running around) have a safe area with things in there to actually play on and with. Well, that's the theory anyway. I hope it proves true, my son is already spending more time o
  14. Well, it's good to be back. I am no where near 100%, but come to think of it I wasn't all there before I fell anyway. I broke the toes on my left foot when I fell, and the right has an ugly sprain. I miss my feet. It's not even so much the not being able to walk very well that is the issue. It's all the little things I do with them on a subconcious level. I didn't realize how many there were til I go and do them without thinking and then have to yelp a little bit. Goofy things like scratching the back of my leg with my toes in bed when I'm half asleeep. I can't get into my favorite re
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    Be back ASAP

    Well, I managed to fall down some steps and hurt myself. I'm having a bit of trouble getting around and sitting at the computor has been a bit hard. Hopefully, I will be feeling better soon and can get back to posting. Til then everyone take care! I'll be back as soon as possible.
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