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Tim Tam
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   Posted 1/7/2017 11:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Seems like on this forum the forecast would be extremely cold and dreary, heavy overcast tomorrow, with a touch of sadness prevailing throughout the rest of the week.

Hey, it's a joke, come on! Gosh, aren't we touchy today!

Ed Ski
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   Posted 1/7/2017 4:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Good one Tim Tam. Humor is good for anyone.

Lynnwood
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   Posted 1/7/2017 5:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Really cold today for this part of the country - average this time of year is 50's, today's been in the 20's with icy patches all day. Governor & Mayor said to stay home, so I did. But I successfully avoided doing anything productive all day - which I feel bad about but couldn't get motivated. Had to have all the blinds closed to keep it warm inside, which made it dark & dreary even with all the lights on. It was beautiful outside, just cold. If it's the same tomorrow I'm going out anyway, can't stand this.

Just had my S.O. (who lives across town) snap at me for no reason, and nobody I can call & tell about it, so y'all get to hear it. I know, nice of me to share, right?

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Myself 09
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   Posted 1/8/2017 9:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Here as well, Lynn. Wind howling against the house--but bright and sunny, no precipitation. Parka weather. Sorry to hear about SO being a turkey-head-it is never fun. We ran errands yesterday. I am trying to rouse myself to go to the gym and do a load of laundry--my gym is next to a laundromat. Then, football. BF making white chili today.

Bought some seeds and peat pots today. I still need to buy some more seeds--debating carrots this year, and need to come to a decision regarding which tomatoes I want to have.
Ulcerative Colitis 2003, Fibromyalgia DX 2005, Crohn's 2013, Enteropathic arthritis, 2013. Family History of Fibro--2 out of 3 siblings diagnosed. Started SCD-June 2013. *There are three kinds of people in the world: ones who see the glass as half-full, ones who see the glass as half-empty, and others who see a big crack in the side which is leaking all over their %$#@# foot

Lynnwood
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   Posted 1/8/2017 9:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Turkey-head! lol. Thanks, I needed that. I think we are ignoring each other this morning.

I've GOT to get out of the house.

Still lots of chores to do associated with the new carpet. I *refuse* to put things back in place without cleaning & repair being done. For instance, I've been insulating outlets and changing out the beige ones for white -- can't put the sofa back till the outlet behind it gets updated.

But then, I never have anyone here so I wonder why I bother. Sigh.

Myself, I see you are buying seeds - do you have someplace inside to start them or is this just early preparation? I have some plants that are okay here in the summer, but have to come inside my dining room in the winter - I hate having them inside, but sure enjoy having them in the summer!

Joan M
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   Posted 1/8/2017 9:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Well at least I am not sick with chills, fatigue, breathing problems...but sick of everything.

Feel like I am living in 1950...when will people WAKE UP???

Too many chores to do. Did two yesterday but they are waiting for me. I hate the heat but love to see all my friends at our outdoor pool.

blahhh, no intellectual stimulation around here and just cookie cutter thinking

I am a friendly soul and like to at least say hi to people which is what I get to do in the summer.

Since I had a flare up of asthma, am shy to head back to the indoor pool real soon.

Gel shots in my knee are working and that is a plus.

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   Posted 1/8/2017 10:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Lynnwood, do the sockets for you. Sounds like you like that and you count too. So do it for you.

Myself, I love when you talk about seeds and gardens. I have now two seed catalogs. I like looking through them.

Joan, I am glad that the shots in your knee is working. My knees have never been that good so I expect difficulty in the future.

Hi Ed, Hi Tim Tam...

I hope you all are having a good day! Cold here today. But the snowing stopped. I have to do dishes yet and then I am making burritos for supper, probably early supper. Kind of lunch and supper. Lupper...

Take care all!!!

Hugs, Karen...
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BnotAfraid
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   Posted 1/8/2017 1:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Cold here too, I think Joan is the only one warm!

In spite of it all, I am enjoying winter.

Put on my ski mask last evening when the snow stopped and went to shovel snow, with in a few minutes all the neighbors where out in the culdesac and we were shout back and forth having a nice time. Really was nice that the snow way powder, otherwise a snowball fight would have ensued. Weird, because we all really are not that friendly with each other. go figure.

It is a high of 23 degrees today with a strong wind so I am house been with face and head pain, with out even stepping outside! Been going through another pain cycle.

Made plans to drive 45min north to see an old friend for art therapy group a few years back. We are meeting Tuesday, however, temps are staying around 30-34 degrees and I feel no change in the pressure and pain.

I just hate the fact that I still cancel more often that make social appointments.

On the upside, I am doing well practicing my piano, with eyes closed. I need to memorize the keys and chords so when I loose my eyesight eventually I will still be able to play the piano well. We talking 10 yrs most likely, no time the present to start though.

Peace all
Trina
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   Posted 1/8/2017 1:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I bet it was nice playing piano with your eyes closed Trina. I could get lost in that. Good feeling...

I am sorry about the head pain. We don't have the wind today but did the other day. I hate wind.

Don't feel alone, I cancel more than I make too.

Have a nice evening...

Hugs, Karen...
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   Posted 1/9/2017 9:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Lynn--I have sunny windows. I wish I had a better setup--a greenhouse. I also have to rent a garden plot as opposed to having a permanent one. But, this is better than nothing. I think I am expressing my nurturing side, since I do not have an animal. The one thing I will not grow this summer is hot peppers. BF tends the herbs on our balcony, and last year he planted some, I planted some. We had hot peppers galore, too many to use.

Cold here. Yesterday I just stayed in--due to the wind and the cold. Today I am doing what I didn't yesterday. Laundry, gym, looking for work...

And looking... and looking.

I have been deep in a funk for the past year. I am trying to make small changes and grow them into habits.
Ulcerative Colitis 2003, Fibromyalgia DX 2005, Crohn's 2013, Enteropathic arthritis, 2013. Family History of Fibro--2 out of 3 siblings diagnosed. Started SCD-June 2013. *There are three kinds of people in the world: ones who see the glass as half-full, ones who see the glass as half-empty, and others who see a big crack in the side which is leaking all over their %$#@# foot

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   Posted 1/9/2017 10:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Dry the peppers Myself. That is what I do. They keep for a long time.

Enjoy your herbs, peppers and planting...

Good luck with the job hunt...

Hugs, Karen...
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   Posted 1/9/2017 11:03 AM (GMT -7)   
I froze and dried the ones from last year. We had eight hot peppers plants--insanely hot. The one thing we are low on in the flavoring cabinet is bay leaves. I had a lovely bay tree which died--lack of water when I was out of town. We have gotten to the end of that stash.

BF wants me to do a credit check--there have been a few jobs that might have had a flag. I am hesitant--scared to find out.
Ulcerative Colitis 2003, Fibromyalgia DX 2005, Crohn's 2013, Enteropathic arthritis, 2013. Family History of Fibro--2 out of 3 siblings diagnosed. Started SCD-June 2013. *There are three kinds of people in the world: ones who see the glass as half-full, ones who see the glass as half-empty, and others who see a big crack in the side which is leaking all over their %$#@# foot

Lynnwood
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   Posted 1/9/2017 11:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Vertigo. Ugh.

I first had a 5 week bout of vertigo several years ago when my Lupus was more active. Now I seem to have 3-5 days of it every few months. Far from the worst thing that could happen, but not a lot of fun, either. The world spins insanely whenever I turn my head. Really puts a huge crimp in my plans for the day!!

Y'all keep the spinning to a minimum, okay?

BnotAfraid
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   Posted 1/9/2017 11:27 AM (GMT -7)   
hmmm renting a garden plot. Interesting. I might look into that. We have 2/3 of an acre however we back up to saved green land and the tall trees around the cul de sac block the sun to many hours for anything to grow.

I am in suburbia, I wonder is there is anything, or if I could get something started. My mind and heart want to start things like this, but my pain and stamina usually say NO.

Peace all
Trina
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"...when the gift of sight is cause enough for jubilation."
Billy Collins from the poem. HIGH

DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain;Hemicrania Continua; raynauds;complex PTSD; recurring MDD,disassociative disorder;

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   Posted 1/9/2017 12:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I love bay... I use it in spaghetti. And I use bay seasoning when I cook shrimp. There are good things about bay leaves. Look it up online.

I don't know if I am going to have much more than tomato plants. The beans didn't do good last year, not enough sun and nobody fertilized them. We have had them in the same spot for years and I think it sucked all the nitrogen out of the soil. You can get stuff to put on them when you plant them, I think it is called inoculator. I am going to look for some. I use to do it that way, it gives them an extra boost of nitrogen. The tomatoes we usually do in pots and we can move them around if need be to get sun. I have a lot of trees too and they block the sun.

Lynnwood, I hope you feel better from the vertigo. Trina, I hope you can get a garden plot in the spring.

I hope you all have a good day today. Snowing again. Darn...

Hugs, Karen...
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   Posted 1/9/2017 12:52 PM (GMT -7)   
I went through the YMCA. The lots were 15 by 15. Many people went gung-ho early, but abandoned their plot by July. I usually went out and did a little at a time. Water, sunscreen, hat,and gloves. I bought a little step stool,which helped with the bending. I also bought a good snipper.

Beans don't get nitrogen, they produce it. http://www.the-compost-gardener.com/nitrogen-fixing-bacteria.html Nitrogen is good for leafy plants--as it encourages green growth. I use a tomato food.

I brown out when I stand quickly. No fun.

Time to go do laundry and workout.
Ulcerative Colitis 2003, Fibromyalgia DX 2005, Crohn's 2013, Enteropathic arthritis, 2013. Family History of Fibro--2 out of 3 siblings diagnosed. Started SCD-June 2013. *There are three kinds of people in the world: ones who see the glass as half-full, ones who see the glass as half-empty, and others who see a big crack in the side which is leaking all over their %$#@# foot

pitmom
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   Posted 1/9/2017 1:05 PM (GMT -7)   
You all help get me out of my dark thoughts. Thank you!

While I haven't gotten any catalogues yet, I did get a subscription (3 yrs!) for Better Homes & Gardens. Should start up soon. My Garden Gate magazine comes, uninterrupted, thanks to my partner.

I have a 'greenhouse' shelving unit just waiting to be set up! I bought it on clearance at the end of the last growing season.

As for trees causing light issues...have you thought about having the trees thinned or 'limbed up'? You may get enough light for a garden if you can do this. If you have a sunny spot, you can plant in a pot on wheels and move the pot to follow the sun.

Also, planting sugar snap peas where you've had a 'heavy nitrogen feeder' previously can restore the nitrogen. The roots actually infuse the soil with the nitrogen that the peas produce. Also, when putting your garden to 'sleep' at the end of the season, cut up the vegetation (as long as it's not diseased) and turn the soil and let it sit dormant for the winter. The best thing about the peas is you can plant an early crop, then when you plant other vines, they can use the same supports, then plant a late season crop when the others are winding down. Leave the plants in place or just cut them to the ground, leaving the roots over winter.

I plant in small raised beds and have used sugar snap pea plantings to help the soil for the past several years and it has been working wonderfully. You could also plant a 'cover crop' of clover. The roots of clover do the same as the peas...'fixing' nitrogen in the soil.

Crop rotation is important. It cuts down on diseases and pests that can overwinter. It keeps the soil from being totally depleted. Try composting from the kitchen. Any vegetable scraps can be tossed into the garden. Coffee grounds and tea bags too. Chop up banana peels before tossing them. Rinse out egg shells and toss them into the compost pile too. Feed your garden all winter and it will feed you all summer.

You can start early with radishes and lettuces. Beets are an early crop too and the greens are good in salads while you wait for the beets to mature. So, if you're an impatient gardener like me, you can get an early start, direct seeded into the ground! Then, after a day of planting the next crop, you can be enjoying a nice salad with the lettuce and beet greens!
multiple surgeries for rotator cuff both shoulders with residual chronic impingement syndrome, ulnar nerve transposition, carpal tunnel release, wrist ganglionectomies/denervectomies/tenolysis, multiple herniated discs, tarlov cyst, whiplash, bursitis of hips, tendonitis, torus, 3rd degree shoulder separation, torn labrum, ovarian cysts, fibroid tumors of the uterus

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   Posted 1/9/2017 3:40 PM (GMT -7)   
That is so helpful Pitmom and Myself. I believe that the plant produces nitrogen when composted into the ground, but it seems that the plant itself needs a lot of it to make good beans. They just were neglected.

I use to compost everything. But I neglect to do that anymore. I use to compost the kitchen stuff, burn my papers and I hardly had any garbage, just tin cans and tin foil. Ha!!! Now people recycle. I am kind of bad about that. But it is something I should try to do. I use to rotate too and I keep telling my husband to plant them in another spot, but he doesn't do it. Stubborn or not listening.

I miss my old gardening days though it was a lot of daily work. It was back when I could do more. We had so many beans and tomatoes that we would let people come and pick after I got enough to can. We always had pumpkins too and the kids would come and pick one out. It was fun. The last ones I grew were white and I painted stuff on them. Been years since I did that.

Be careful Myself, are you meaning that you are getting dizzy? Be careful while working out if that is the case.

Again ladies, thank for all the info. It will be put to good use.

I must add. I got two mini orchids last summer and they are both getting ready to bloom again. I am so proud.

Hugs, Karen...
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Joan M
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   Posted 1/9/2017 6:08 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah REAL WARM here...high of 26 lol

disgusted by medical people charging for things that they do not do. meanwhile vets are living in the streets.

it's reality folks!

pitmom
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   Posted 1/10/2017 6:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Stayed in all day yesterday. Plugged in the electric/oil filled radiator in the kitchen. It's the coldest room in the house.

Discovered cat pee on the countertop. Had to clean it up before making coffee.

Decided to do some other 'clean up' around the house and discovered the bathroom sink drain had become uncoupled! Thank goodness it happened in between uses! Fixed that and cleaned a bunch of excess stuff out from the cabinet.

Made dinner and tripped over the darn cord for the radiator!

Think I'll go out in the cold today. Sigh.
multiple surgeries for rotator cuff both shoulders with residual chronic impingement syndrome, ulnar nerve transposition, carpal tunnel release, wrist ganglionectomies/denervectomies/tenolysis, multiple herniated discs, tarlov cyst, whiplash, bursitis of hips, tendonitis, torus, 3rd degree shoulder separation, torn labrum, ovarian cysts, fibroid tumors of the uterus

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   Posted 1/10/2017 2:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey, kids!

Same old, same old today. Listening to confirmation hearings as I work. I had to get up early to take Mom to her day care. She has been very confused lately--forgetting her coat in freezing weather, going to stand outside to wait for her bus and getting chilled. There are a variety of signs on the door--take your coat! and Don't go outside until the bus driver calls! Apparently, she does't read them. So--on the really cold days--we are taking her to daycare directly.

So tired today!!
Ulcerative Colitis 2003, Fibromyalgia DX 2005, Crohn's 2013, Enteropathic arthritis, 2013. Family History of Fibro--2 out of 3 siblings diagnosed. Started SCD-June 2013. *There are three kinds of people in the world: ones who see the glass as half-full, ones who see the glass as half-empty, and others who see a big crack in the side which is leaking all over their %$#@# foot

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   Posted 1/10/2017 9:57 PM (GMT -7)   
was asked to help a member on some info, and i thought whilst here i would say hi.
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A QUOTE FROM THE HAPPY TURTLE THAT REFLECTS ME.

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   Posted 1/11/2017 3:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jamie, Thanks for popping in. Your posts are truly missed so it is nice to see you post. I hope you have a good night. Just got up so my head isn't on right yet.

Hugs, Karen...
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   Posted 1/11/2017 7:45 AM (GMT -7)   
**waves at Jamie**

Morning, Karen.
Ulcerative Colitis 2003, Fibromyalgia DX 2005, Crohn's 2013, Enteropathic arthritis, 2013. Family History of Fibro--2 out of 3 siblings diagnosed. Started SCD-June 2013. *There are three kinds of people in the world: ones who see the glass as half-full, ones who see the glass as half-empty, and others who see a big crack in the side which is leaking all over their %$#@# foot

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   Posted 1/11/2017 7:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Good morning Myself,

Got sinus problems. Makes my head feel funny. Rain and snow... I think that the barometric pressure is playing havoc on my fibromyalgia.

I hope you have a lovely day!

Hugs, Karen...
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