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ImageSharon
Dec 1, 2015 10:58 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Great snow pictures, thank you so much. I have loads of snow scenes . . . on my old computer, of course . . . which does me no good at the moment. If I had a wider desk instead of this old wash stand I could easily transfer things over but as it is there is no room anywhere to set up the old computer. Unless one counts the kitchen table, which by the way is nicely empty at the moment. I'll get our new BG thread started today sometime, most likely tonight when I can sit down at the computer without interruptions for awhile.

The dizzies, Vic, it's when my b/p drops to near bottom so quickly. I have to tell you that the aloe is contributing to that so I'm having to be very careful when and how much of it I take. I don't want to change any of my heart meds, so my timing with the aloe is a little bit iffy. It's working too well, I think. I'm just about down to a teaspoonful every other day and even so, I still have that b/p drop. So I have to be careful. And again it has to do with my size as much as anything.

And we have a little bit of sunshine today, I can see a strip of blue sky right now. That and the fact that my footsies are almost back to normal finally is a very good thing! I thought I was going to have to spend my life on elephant feet and they got me nowhere fast. The edema was caused by 4 days of IV fluids and it took nearly 4 weeks for it to finally leave my system. Usually for dehydration it takes only a day of IV fluids to fix, but with anemia and potassium issues, it took longer. Too much of a good thing, I'm thinking.

Larry, beautiful description of your Alabama home. Not so beautiful after you left it. I think it's a case of 'you can't go back'.
Jean, surely hope your loss of electricity is short lived.

Thanks about the dizzy trick, Vic. I'll remember it for sure. Funny that I always know what causes it. I'm afraid to take the aloe very late at night, afraid my b/p will drop so much I won't wake up. Last night I took it a little too late but was trying to stay up to counter the effect, I believe it would be better to take it in the morning with yogurt, but my mornings are slow to start already. I just can't get the timing right.

Today is my clean the kitchen day! How one person and one dog and one cat can get so many cups, spoons, pots and pans out of the cabinet I have no idea since I've done very little cooking. I did boil eggs one day and coffee every morning, and then there are the little bowls for ice cream most every night. For me, but Sunshine finishes it up usually. I would seriously like to get a few Christmas things out too, but we'll see about that.

Sun's shining!!! YES!
ImageElena
Dec 1, 2015 12:16 PM CST
Name: Elena
Middle Tennessee
I definitely don't need to take the aloe! My biggest problem is low blood pressure attacks. Thanks for telling us that before I go out and buy a container full.
ImageSharon
Dec 1, 2015 1:03 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
It's helping my skin, though Ellen, from the inside out. I didn't realize it would lower the blood pressure, but it tends to regulate whatever ails you, and though my b/p is just fine, it's lowering it a little. I'm afraid to cut down on my b/p meds, so i'll just have to cut way back on the aloe.

Sunshine girl got a new black 'shirt'. Black because there were no fun colors in her size. I told her the black was an all grown up color and that she would be very dignified while she wore it. So she listened for a minute . . .
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Then she celebrated and forgot all about dignity. . .
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And then she spotted her new 'stick' and forgot about the shirt, though we did also have to go for a little walk so all the neighborhood could see her in all her doggy dignity.
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Dainty little thing, isn't she????
ImageMuddymitts
Dec 1, 2015 1:14 PM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I vote for Nap's Gazebo in the Snow photo!!

Sunshine looks snazzy in her new harness. SnazzySunshine!! Big Grin
Every day is a second chance. Every day is precious time.
ImageSharon
Dec 1, 2015 1:32 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
The pictures are all beautiful and I've saved them so I can use them on the Spotlight threads too. So they will all be used one place or the other!

Snazzy Sunshine is driving me nutz. Too much excitement for this morning. Worse than a child when it can't settle down.
Imageirisarian
Dec 1, 2015 3:06 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
I like serene snow photos. The snowy one reminds me of last winter. Our animals move in crates. A couple sets of cockers didn't mind doubling up. At least they were not noisy about it.

Drizzle today & we had an errand first to the post office (return to History Book Club) & then to the book store in the next town. Complicated order so I left a copy there. It is in an old house so steep steps going to the front door. Iron rail next to the steps is hot during the summer, but ok with gloves with temps in the 40s like today. Supposed to be 50 again by Sunday.
ImageMaryE
Dec 1, 2015 4:15 PM CST
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
Be yourself, you can be no one else
Sharon, your "too much of a good thing" did give you a badly needed jump start. Your itty bitty battery was all but dead! Normal size footsies! Great! Maybe the elephant feet kept you from doing too much, too soon. Sunshine is funny in all of her "doggie dignity". Silly girl had a relapse!

The snow scenes are all good! We could have several winter threads, but no thanks, one winter per year is plenty! It's here and I am already looking forward to spring! Today's low was 12 and high was 20. We have a slight inversion, so have a thin fog layer with the sun shining through it. A good night for soup!

Surprise! One of the lazy guys (K) didn't bother to show his face at all this morning. The other one (D) came and worked, even came out front where I work and asked if he could help me! They both got the lecture last week from the produce manager with the store manager backing her up. The produce manager said she could tell that one guy (K) wasn't receiving it, he was looking around and just tuning her out. We all made sure to thank D, the one who came and worked today. The man who walked out in disgust last week (M, a good worker) was also back today, got a hearty welcome and was all smiles. I think if I run into the other one somewhere and he asks if we missed him, I'll just say we got more done without him. Actually, the chances of that happening are very slim because I never have seen him anywhere except at the co-op. I brought home the usual assortment of spotty and wilted usable items - apples, beets, a small cabbage, bananas, carrots and 2 small pieces of ginger root with a bit of mold on the cut ends. I think I will grate some and add it to a stir fry dish, and also make tea.

Over the weekend we brought one of the big jars of kraut to the kitchen and everybody had a sample. They all liked it, and one of the grandson-in-laws said he is going to buy a fermenting crock and make some. Our German neighbor also liked it, said he hadn't tasted good kraut since he was a boy at his grandmothers place.
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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Imageirisarian
Dec 1, 2015 4:50 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
The last is a great compliment, Hard to find good workers in many places.
ImageSharon
Dec 1, 2015 5:02 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Most amazing rosy red sunset right now, wow. Casting a rosy glow over everything. So beautiful and if I thought I could walk out there before it's gone I'd get a pictures but at the moment my 'springing into action' muscles are on a break. You'll just have to take my word for it.

Sounds as if you are left with the best at the co op, Mary. Sometimes people just don't hear what they don't want to hear, never knowing it's for his own benefit. Lots of people like that and they never improve.
Imagevic
Dec 1, 2015 5:10 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Sharon - red skies at night, sailors delight??? I'm worried about your bp Crying hoping they don't have you on too strong a dose for as teeny tiny as you are. You are telling the doctor about the dizzies, right?
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ImageSharon
Dec 1, 2015 5:20 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Well, seems like the dizzies just started yesterday or last night. I've tried eating, thinking maybe it was the anemia again, and drinking. I don't know, Vic. No idea. And the battery on my b/p cuff just went bonkers. I think I have to take it back to Walgreens for a new battery. I shouldn't complain, this one lasted a year. I'll leave the aloe off tonight, but then I didn't take it yesterday either, so I dunno.

Yep, sailor's delight.
Imagevic
Dec 1, 2015 5:36 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
I vote for calling the doctor to give her heads up - please Lovey dubby Group hug Group hug
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ImageMaryE
Dec 1, 2015 6:15 PM CST
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
Be yourself, you can be no one else
Me, too!

I looked for the multiple player piano piece and haven't found it yet, however, I did find this one for 4 players on one piano. The camera doesn't show the hands on this one, but watch and listen to the man who introduces it, and watch him while it is being played. He is the show!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijmlOXM2VeA
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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ImageMoonhowl
Dec 1, 2015 7:02 PM CST
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA
In the eyes of a child you will see
Neat Video, Mary. Here is one from the Piano Guys

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VqTwnAuHws

and this one is from the troupe, 12 people 1 piano

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-JdDyqNLPM
What I don't know is why books are written.
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Imageirisarian
Dec 1, 2015 8:16 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
3rd the motion about calling the doctor tomorrow.
ImageAndi
Dec 1, 2015 8:53 PM CST
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Facebook, NGA
and the beloved Winston the pug
I like the snow pictures, but am glad that we don't have snow here, yet!

My kitchen is messy for someone who hasn't done much cooking also. Winston hasn't been doing his chores....
Imagemcash70
Dec 1, 2015 8:54 PM CST
Name: Margaret
BC, Can.
I agree Sharon, call the doctor!
ImageSharon
Dec 1, 2015 9:00 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
I just can't figure out what's causing it. Maybe it's like the heart attack and i didn't allow enough time to get better then and haven't slowed down much after the great 4 day IV episode more recently.

But I'll be OK and if there is a problem in the morning, I'll call.

First I need to change this thread now that I have some great winter scenes to choose from.

Hold your posts for a few minutes and I'll get it done!
ImageSharon
Dec 1, 2015 9:12 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Pack your winter coats in your bags, we're moving on over. New thread:

http://cubits.org/bluegardens/thread/view/83164/

I'll close and lock this thread so nobody gets lost.

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