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On 2/22/2020 at 5:07 PM, Homesteader said:

I hate dark kitchens

 

Ditto on that Homesteader!  The cabinetry at the homestead house is vintage and white.  We'll be sanding them and re-painting them white and installing some really pretty pulls that look like large pearl drop earrings...with roses as a design.  They were given to me and I just can't wait to see them on the doors etc.  Some of the newer cabinetry will be painted white also.

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Got brother and SIL moved into their RV at the lake.  There were a bunch of us and we got it all out of the 3 trailers and 2 trucks in less than 3 hours.  Now she can sort through the boxes etc., at her leisure.  She took all of us out for dinner which was very thoughtful of her...and I know we all appreciated not having to go home (a 2 hour drive for us) and cook supper.  The landlords of the RV park are pretty much there all the time so that makes me feel good that they have someone they can call on if they need help.  While we were eating he began to look awfully uncomfortable so I said "...if you need to go home, go"...his response was "I want to spend some time with you".  My heart just melted.  

It's been raining all day today, but we did get out to $Tree to pick up a few items and stopped by the post office to mail our personal property report in.  Abby-girl always enjoys the ride...even in the rain!  I put a big chicken fryer in my slow cooker this morning and boy was it tasty for supper.  Chicken and noodles...comfort food!  Got enough for 3 or 4 more meals and a nice half quart of stock...that will make some tasty chicken and dumplings or chicken noodle soup.  Hubby making progress at the homestead.

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45 minutes ago, The WE2's said:

 

Ditto on that Homesteader!  The cabinetry at the homestead house is vintage and white.  We'll be sanding them and re-painting them white and installing some really pretty pulls that look like large pearl drop earrings...with roses as a design.  They were given to me and I just can't wait to see them on the doors etc.  Some of the newer cabinetry will be painted white also.

I love white kitchen cabinets.  Makes the room feel light, bright and larger than it really is.  The knobs sound really pretty.

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DH works late and we don't get to bed till LATE.  S came 7:30 this morning to plow the driveway again.  No way I'll sleep thru that....even if the dog doesn't ANNOUNCE him.  So I've been operating on "less that optimal" today.  I keep falling asleep :pc_coffee: at computer.  No, don't do coffee.  So I've had about 4 naps.  I have the laptop in the "chaise lounge" bed....no danger of falling out.  :lol: 

 

Wow....tonite I was really struggling with the Hawai'ian language lesson on DuoLingo.  I've been doing this every evening ....one lesson....for nearly a year.  I'm coming along.  Sometimes it takes 5 minutes.  Sometimes......20 or 30 minutes.  Tonite was one of those.  The only thing I got wrong tho....was an error in English!  :rolleyes:  I put "there is 6 sweet candies in the box" .  Um...."ARE".   That plural flew right over my head.  Hmph!  But with struggle, I did get all the 'olelo Hawai'i   {Hawaiian language}  correct.  There are few that actually speak the language in Hawaii....tho the number is growing.  But one reason I keep on is to exercise that portion of my brain.  For that...it is an excellent activity.  Can't have brain turning prematurely to mush.  

 

MtRider  .....and it SNOWED a BLIZZARD for 30 minutes after S left this morning.  Then sunny but COLD.  :sassing: 

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Those knobs sound so pretty We2. I got some new ones for my cabinets too. They are sort of plain brushed nickel though. 

 

I could never learn Hawaiian. Same with French. They don't look like they are pronounced the way they are spelled. I'm a "hooked on phonics" type of girl. Having said that, I do practice my Chinese from time to time. I agree with keeping the brain active. I do a lot of puzzles and games on the Kindle Fire. 

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https://www.jigsawplanet.com/?rc=play&pid=385ecde16b41

 

This will get you to a puzzle of Grandpa Mason.  RIP  He was one of MANY rescued cats and played Grampa to a lot of kittens brought into Tiny Kittens rescue.  There are tons of pics of their rescue cats in this puzzle site.  Lot of other pics too.  I enjoy plinking the pieces together on my computer.  LOL  None get lost under the table, etc when you do puzzles on line.  :rolleyes: 

 

MtRider  :pc_coffee:

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9 hours ago, Mt_Rider said:

Wow....tonite I was really struggling with the Hawai'ian language lesson on DuoLingo.  I've been doing this every evening ....one lesson....for nearly a year.  I'm coming along.  Sometimes it takes 5 minutes.  Sometimes......20 or 30 minutes.  Tonite was one of those.  The only thing I got wrong tho....was an error in English!  :rolleyes:  I put "there is 6 sweet candies in the box" .  Um...."ARE".   That plural flew right over my head.  Hmph!  But with struggle, I did get all the 'olelo Hawai'i   {Hawaiian language}  correct.  There are few that actually speak the language in Hawaii....tho the number is growing.  But one reason I keep on is to exercise that portion of my brain.  For that...it is an excellent activity.  Can't have brain turning prematurely to mush. 

 

I spent a summer with my cousins on Oahu. My uncle taught at the University. Cousins kept trying to teach me Hawaiian and eat dried squid for treats. The squid was good. I only remember Mele Kalikimaka a hau'oli makahiki hou  :hapydancsmil:

 

I went to an all-day conference for caretakers last year. The state director of Alzheimer's was one of the main speakers. Someone asked what he was going to do when he retired the following year. He was quick to respond that he was going to learn a new language. It was one of the best ways to keep the brain active. I've never forgotten that.  :cheer:


 

 
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11 hours ago, The WE2's said:

 

Ditto on that Homesteader!  The cabinetry at the homestead house is vintage and white.  We'll be sanding them and re-painting them white and installing some really pretty pulls that look like large pearl drop earrings...with roses as a design.  They were given to me and I just can't wait to see them on the doors etc.  Some of the newer cabinetry will be painted white also.

 

We stayed with the closed-handled pulls on the new ones. We're flying around the kitchen so much in cargo shorts in the summer time that we're always catching our clothing on the open-handled design we have right now. Old age changes, I guess.  :hapydancsmil:

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8 hours ago, Mt_Rider said:

I enjoy plinking the pieces together on my computer.  LOL  None get lost under the table, etc when you do puzzles on line.  :rolleyes: 

 

 

I had never heard of puzzles online!  Thanks!  I don't play games at all, but puzzles would be ok.

 

Making a sugar free pumpkin fluff for a Sunday School get together tonight.  Did laundry yesterday and very little else!

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Merry Christmas :santa: and Happy New Year to you too, Homesteader.  :)  How long did it take you to be able to say that phrase without a hitch.  :rolleyes:  Our first Christmas...I'd be driving buses and practicing words/phrases like that until my tongue was in knots!!  Trying to get all the vowels into the word!  Honoapi'ilani Highway was one of my first tongue tanglers...and necessary for my job.  I've been able to figure out some of the lessons due to just being on Maui for 6 years.  Bits and pieces of the language.  Sometimes the way folks speak English there has given me clues on the word order in Hawaiian.  

 

Actually, Jeepers....once you learn a few rules and very few exceptions, anyone can {slowly} pronounce Hawai'ian.  A = ah sound.  E = long a sound.  I = long e sound.  It has a "glottal stop" indicated by the backwards apostrophe  [okina].  It's written form was created long after folks had been speaking it....so it was done to make it easier.  Unlike the confusing international glob that is modern English.  :sassing:  Hawaiian does have layered meanings tho...which can get you into :Blushing:  cuz one is often ...sensual.  'Course you can blunder into that while speaking English in Hawaii.  AskMeHowIKnow...

 

DuoLingo.com  is free and has dozens and dozens of languages to choose from...including Klingon.  Ka PLAH!  :lol:  

 

Yeah, Miki.  I don't do the games either.  But the puzzles are neat.....relaxing.  I don't pay attention to the timer.  Why do people like more stress???  And the Tiny Kittens section of that puzzle site are all rescue kittens/cats caught being cute.  :happy0203:   Only trouble is....makes me miss my cat.....and want another one!!!!!!  

 

Gaaah, we're BLOWING AND SNOWING AGAIN today.  Not really accumulating much  {so far...}   but it's so cold without the sunshine.  :frozen:   

 

MtRider  ...dried squid  :yum3:  Sweet. 

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Did not know they had puzzles on line. going to check that one out.  We like to do puzzles. I have several of them here to put together.  We were at market at 6 am this morning cooking collards. I am very tired. Need to get some more things done and do a little reorganizing.  Yesterday I got all the bath soap, extra toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss, razors and blades, deodorant, etc.  all in plastic shoe size boxes.  Found things I forgot I had. Stuff stuck everywhere in those cubbies. Now they are separated and in the plastic boxes under one side of our bed.. Marked and easy to find now. Got all the laundry done and sheets washed. Now I am to tired to go through all the OTC medications I have. I really need to get that done. Got to check dates as well and take inventory on what we might need if this coronavirus becomes a pandemic. At this point I am not even sure what we might need other than Emetrol for nausea, something for diarrhea, Pepto-Bismol, and things like that we don't usually need. Those are something we very rarely use. But in the case of this virus would be good things to have. So need to make a drug store list. I know we need more Vit. D anyway, so will be looking to get this other stuff as well. Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it and not able to leave house to get any. Need to check if my fish need anything like the antibotics. Need to take care of them. Though that won't help this virus. But then I don't think fish can get it. :24:.

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On 2/21/2020 at 2:33 PM, out_of_the_ordinary said:

I though Vitamin D, Vitamin E and something else (flax seed oil?  fish oil?)  you are supposed to take with a fat.  

vit D, E, A are all fat soluble & need to be taken with fat to absorb...

finally am home now and can go back to my vitamin regimen which confused the skilled nursing facility staff no end....had to explain what each was and what it was for.  So glad to be home.  I can do PT as an outpatient.  

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We are under doctors orders to take vit. D3, fish oil and Q 10. DH has to take B12 as well and now Liv 52 liver cleans and milk thistle. We don't do Vit E as DH cannot take that one with the blood thinners.

 

Kappy glad to know you are home and doing much better. 

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Made up a bottle of capsules of Tumeric, Ginger, Fine Ground Black Pepper, Cayenne powder for both of us to start taking.  Heidi at Rain Country did an outstanding video so I made some up.  We've been taking store bought Tumeric caps so this will be much cheaper and better.  

Hubby's still plowing away at the homestead project.  He's making some improvements now so he won't have to say "I wish I had done that before hand"...like an extra overhead light in the basement, an extra pipe for another exterior water faucet as well as a water hookup in the basement so we can fill our stored water containers and not have to run a hose from an outside faucet.

It's been raining most of the day, did spit a bit of sleet for a little while but not long.  Supposed to get some snow tonight but probably not too much.

Hubby took laundry with him to dry...no need of me sitting around waiting for it.  Got the pantry put back together "somewhat" so until he's got me some water etc. upstairs I see no need to go when there's plenty I can tend to here. 

We both got letters yesterday from our primary care physician that he's retiring the end of March, and gave us 3 medical care providers or we could choose our own...he'd send all our records wherever we wanted them to go.  I cried.  I've been with him for nearly 30 years and hubby's been with him for 11 years.  We've talked it over and we'll be staying with his current office, with a Nurse Practitioner.  She's been with him for several years and all of our records are right there for her.  We will go in March 5 so we can't meet her and get ourselves in for my annual and for hubby's 6 month checkups.  Our local hospital has expanded HUGELY since Obama care came and has pretty much taken over the entire medical industry in our town.  Even pediatrics, nursing facilities and elderly care/assisted living centers.  Even our doc always had to refer us to other "specialists".  Now their claim to fame is "we have over 300 specialists"...well, it's better than driving 80 miles to another city that did the same thing many years ago.  We used to have to drive there if it was serious.  Watcha gonna do when you can't afford expanded insurance past Medicare? Stay as healthy as we can that's what!  We have a low income clinic that is state and federally funded and you're based on your income as well as two walk-in clinics, one is in the "system" and one is not. Wonder how long the private one will stay now that the hospital "system" has opened their own "walk in" clinic?

Rant over...

 

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22 minutes ago, The WE2's said:

Made up a bottle of capsules of Tumeric, Ginger, Fine Ground Black Pepper, Cayenne powder for both of us to start taking.  Heidi at Rain Country did an outstanding video so I made some up.  We've been taking store bought Tumeric caps so this will be much cheaper and better.  

Hubby's still plowing away at the homestead project.  He's making some improvements now so he won't have to say "I wish I had done that before hand"...like an extra overhead light in the basement, an extra pipe for another exterior water faucet as well as a water hookup in the basement so we can fill our stored water containers and not have to run a hose from an outside faucet.

It's been raining most of the day, did spit a bit of sleet for a little while but not long.  Supposed to get some snow tonight but probably not too much.

Hubby took laundry with him to dry...no need of me sitting around waiting for it.  Got the pantry put back together "somewhat" so until he's got me some water etc. upstairs I see no need to go when there's plenty I can tend to here. 

We both got letters yesterday from our primary care physician that he's retiring the end of March, and gave us 3 medical care providers or we could choose our own...he'd send all our records wherever we wanted them to go.  I cried.  I've been with him for nearly 30 years and hubby's been with him for 11 years.  We've talked it over and we'll be staying with his current office, with a Nurse Practitioner.  She's been with him for several years and all of our records are right there for her.  We will go in March 5 so we can't meet her and get ourselves in for my annual and for hubby's 6 month checkups.  Our local hospital has expanded HUGELY since Obama care came and has pretty much taken over the entire medical industry in our town.  Even pediatrics, nursing facilities and elderly care/assisted living centers.  Even our doc always had to refer us to other "specialists".  Now their claim to fame is "we have over 300 specialists"...well, it's better than driving 80 miles to another city that did the same thing many years ago.  We used to have to drive there if it was serious.  Watcha gonna do when you can't afford expanded insurance past Medicare? Stay as healthy as we can that's what!  We have a low income clinic that is state and federally funded and you're based on your income as well as two walk-in clinics, one is in the "system" and one is not. Wonder how long the private one will stay now that the hospital "system" has opened their own "walk in" clinic?

Rant over...

 

 

sometimes nurse practitioners are better than some doctors. Wish you both the best on that. We have been in that situation. Still not a good doctor but better than the last 2 we had.

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:balloons:  GLAD YOU'RE HOME, KAPPY!  :balloons:    Seems like you're getting out of there just in time.  

 

So sorry about your doc, WE2.  I just left our "neighborhood" clinic after 20 years.  :(  It was taken over by a corporation.  Then it offered more specialist services....and some would come over to our clinic instead of having to drive to the city.  BUT....we lost doctors.  First there was traveling doctors that stayed for a few months and then the next one would come.  NO continuity of care!  Now we don't have any doctor.  Physicians Assistant....which might be ok but she acted like a frantic Jr high girl during our first [and only] meeting.  Not professional ...no matter that scheduling had set her up with something she couldn't do.  :buttercup:  And the Nurse Practitioner is a 'B' !!!!  Nasty.  That's when DH left and when I got actually SICK.....I decided to abandon ship too.  Some great folks still there.  M.A. that's wonderful.  Lots of the front desk folks.  :(  But I needed a real doctor!  I hope you'll have a great P.A.  

 

Where's Jeepers been? 

 

MtRider  :pc_coffee:

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Went to the Sunday School get together last night.  It was nice.  Had a sobering thought that this virus could wipe out our Church which is 9/10ths older folks.  Always less than 70 on a Sunday morning on a good day.

 

I'm home this morning while DH is out for his weekly thrift shop and TSC for dog food.

 

Have to take DH for COPD doc appt. tomorrow and then home.

 

I have to wait until Friday for monthly Walmart run because of money, but will leave the house around 6:45 am so I can get back before the crowds hit.  It was a little rough sleeping last night.  Anxiety is creeping up although I know not to worry.

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Just looked at Walmart ad.  Charmin tp only $30 for 30 rolls!  Wow.  And one can of Lysol spray is almost $6.  Store brand Mucinex almost $17.  There is always money to be made in other people's problems, isn't there?  Good thing I'm not buying any of those three items!

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3 hours ago, snapshotmiki said:

Had a sobering thought that this virus could wipe out our Church which is 9/10ths older folks. 

 

:o  Oh!  Our church is the same.......   Hadn't thot of that.  HE will take Home, who HE takes Home.....but we'll still deal with our human feelings of loss.  Many of our older folks stay down south...TX, AZ, etc ...for the winter.  Maybe they ought to come back up here [despite MINUS 18* last nite]  where the population density is less.  :shrug:   Not my call.  

 

Wooo, I'm wiped out today.  After all the ICICLE EXCITEMENT on Sunday....and frigid/snowing...and the THIS IS REAL shock yesterday....  :imoksmiley: If we go to town, it will be late.  Less folks to deal with.  Maybe after 10pm if both stores are open then.  I know Walmart will be.  :shrug: 

 

MtRider  ...40* in the sun now...  B) 

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Mt.Rider...we're staying with the Nurse Practitioner because she's been there with our former doc for several years and all of our records are there.  We're going in on the 5th to meet her and get up to date on our scripts etc.  Wanted all of this OUT OF OUR WAY just in case.  It's time for my annual checkup and hubby's would have been in another month or two.  Figured we'd go together and get it over with.

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11 hours ago, snapshotmiki said:

Anxiety is creeping up

 

I always reach for my favorite herbs! You may not be able to take them but...Valerian Root is a wonderful muscle and tension relaxer, Catnip tea is another of my favorites.

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Hubby's finally beginning to run some water lines! Yippee!  Tomorrow we're driving south to see my step mum.  She's got some work she needs done so hubby needs to take a look at it and see what materials and tools he'll need.  I'll go with him this time to visit with her, but after that he'll need to drive by himself so I'll be packing him a lunch.

I fixed us some chili fries w/melted cheese for lunch...so tasty!  Then supper was chicken/cheese quisadillas (sp?) with spanish rice on the side.  I used my pannini maker to make them.  Last night I used the pannini maker to make some of my "chimmies" (sort of like chimichangas).  So handy to have my gadgets!

The weather was warm enough to melt off most of the snow today so the grounds are a mess!  Poor Abby-girl tip toes through the tulips and then has to prance around on an old sheet we keep inside the enclosed porch but before she goes up the steps into the back entry. 

Had to laugh...got a robo call...oriental?  I said "You like sushi, I hate sushi so you keep sushi!" and hung up.  Made me feel better...:laughkick:

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:cele: So glad you are home Kappy.

 

We2 I haven't see a real doctor in about 30 years. That's how long I've been going to my nurse practitioner. When I say my doctor, she is who I mean. There are a couple of doctors in the office but I've only seen them in passing in the hall. 

 

Miki... :hug3:

Those prices are outrageous. Seems like gouging to me.

 

It's snowing here tonight. It's cold but pretty.

 

We2 you asked about my fish med. I can't find that post anywhere! I'll try to leave a link down in the basement under bladder cystitis. 

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today I actually got something done :hapydancsmil:.  Dehydrated 2 qts (dry measure) mixed greens & put in canning jars with oxygen absorbers.  Ordered more oxygen absorbers, also dessicant packets (very humid here) and 5 gal food-grade pail liners.  Going to start seriously putting food by - want to be able to stand alone for a bit just in case things get wonky after the elections (assuming they will be a major trigger point for unrest).  Picked up a couple packs M95 masks for our preps along with hand sanitizers for home, and smaller ones for vehicle glove boxes as a nod to flu season and corona virus.  Tomorrow will pick more greens & put them in dehydrator as we clear out winter greens  I

will be putting them up dried for use thru the year.  Submitted my tax returns, looking good for a tidy refund.  Chainsaw Mary is having fun daydreaming about what we can do with the "found money".  We have two things on the list so far....replace a truck tire, and fix a windshield chip....and set aside some for a summer visit to Wisconsin.  As for the rest, I have no doubt the bills will magically expand to handle any "surplus" funds....LOL....bills are like that! 

Went to Ash Wednesday mass....the place was packed!  First time I went to church since surgery....one woman walked up and gave me a hug, saying "this is the first time I have ever seen your face!" and congratulating me on my new upright posture.  Im still grinning about it.

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