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  1. XUfan

    XUfan Member Of The Month May 2010 Trader Group

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    Sorry about sending the snow your way! We got it the day before. I hope you're having fun at your sister's. Sounds like a big celebration!!

    We'll be doing the last of the birthday bashes next weekend (I think). DIL's birthday was Dec 29, and our grandson turns 17 today. His girlfriend has a swim meet this weekend, so she's not able to attend if we did it today. So...we'll be checking her schedule to see when she's available for a feast at our house.

    Today, Hubby is home again! (I miss the smiley that clapped!) I'm hoping he cooks breakfast today. This afternoon, we'll be watching basketball. Then hopefully going to dinner with a friend of ours. Besides that...I have no idea!
     
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  2. everprincess

    everprincess Energizer Bunny<br>-(\(\ She Keeps<br>( =':') Goin Trader Group

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    Still trying to overcome this sickness crap. Now I feel as if I have a giant brillo pad in my throat. On the good side my energy has boosted a bit and I managed to get a few things done this past weekend. The master bedroom is complete, DS's bathroom is done, hallway cleaned up, took apart all the fans and washed the parts, washed all the laundry and cleaned out the fridge. Tonight I after I walk I need to vacuum DS's room, dust the surfaces and go through his closet once again. Then I have time vacuum the steps and wipe down the banisters. Then tomorrow the living room needs to be rearranged.

    We got 6-8 inches of snow Friday night/Saturday morning. If I don't get out of the house this coming weekend I'm going to go NUTS.
     
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  3. Sherri1480

    Sherri1480 Active Member Trader Group

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    Could you post your recipe for the steel cut oats?? Thanks!
     
  4. XUfan

    XUfan Member Of The Month May 2010 Trader Group

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    Today is the last day of Hubby's 4 days off. We spent the day watching our littlest granddaughter. We took her to story time (a library program held at a local church while the library is being remodeled). Came home for a quick grilled cheese sandwich lunch, then took her to school. Her mom picked her up from school, so we had the afternoon "off". Hubby watched an old movie on TV while I started reading a new book. I also did some paperwork and checked emails and posts, washed the breakfast and lunch dishes...and made a to-do list that should take about 45 minutes to do.

    Right now, he's at a job interview. It takes 20 minutes to get there and back (in good traffic), so I figure he'll be gone about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. When he's home, I don't want to do housework. But I can get a lot done in half the time he's gone...then read for the rest of the time. That will give me less to do tomorrow morning, between the time he leaves for work and my granddaughter arrives for the morning. It's all in the planning! LOL!
     
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  5. Gardencook

    Gardencook Well-Known Member Trader Group

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    Well, I survived my first trip out of the house in more than a month!

    We're in the midst of the worst winter we've had since I first moved here in the early 1980s. I bummed up my knee and didn't dare chance twisting it on all the ice/snow outside. We've had several feet on the ground for weeks now.

    We had a flash thaw today and had to take advantage of it while we had the opportunity for temperatures 60 degrees higher than the 20 below zero of just over a day ago.

    Snow was beginning to come back down by the time we got home and we'll be back to sub-zero temps by the end of the week, so this easily could have been my one and only chance.

    It felt good to finally get some exercise without my knee protesting too much.

    Made it to Big Lot's to use a best customer coupon I was e-mailed a few days ago. Also, went by a bakery thrift store hoping to find some discounted English muffins. They weren't marked down, but we did get some organic bread.

    Then we headed to a buffet for which we had a buy one, get one free coupon. They gave us the senior lunch price since we got there before 4 p.m. DH got a free coffee because he actually qualified for the senior deal. All told we got two meals for $8.19 total.

    Cut way back on what I normally eat and still came home stuffed.

    DH had to run into a store on the way home, but I stayed in the car for that one rather than chance overdoing it my first day out.
     
  6. XUfan

    XUfan Member Of The Month May 2010 Trader Group

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    Hubby went back to work this morning. I'm always sad when he goes back after being off for a few days. And it's grey and misty out today, so I'm just kind of "blah". Although, I hide it well, so most people never notice!

    My littlest granddaughter spent the morning with me. We played lots of games, then she danced to songs from the Troll movie. Then it was time to take her to school. I'm still getting used to only having her in the mornings. It's odd! And I miss her when she's not here. I'll have her longer on Fridays though, since there's no preschool on Friday, and she'll be here until her mom picks her up after work.

    This afternoon, I have t0-do list that includes making chicken salad and tuna salad for tonight's dinner, and brownies for dessert (Hubby was hungry for them last night, but it was too late to bake!). I've also got about an hour's worth of cleaning to do. Then, I plan to read until Hubby comes home.

    At 7pm we'll be eating our sandwiches and watching basketball. That should round out the day nicely!
     
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  7. Gardencook

    Gardencook Well-Known Member Trader Group

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    Gotta watch it today since I gave my knee a work out yesterday.

    Thought I'd handled it quite well. It still felt good for several hours after I got home. I was just rather tired, since I haven't been getting much exercise or fresh air with all the ice and snow.

    Watched a couple documentaries for background before "Young Victoria" starts on Masterpiece Theatre this Sunday.

    Then right before bed the knee started to ache so I went to bed, hoping that would help. It wasn't long before I was back up.

    I tried warm moist heat -- which seemed to work at the start ...

    I stuck a hot towel on my knee, wrapped it in a garbage bag and then stuck a heating pad on top to keep it warm.

    Took it off when the aching came back. Then when it was aching more I tried ice a half hour later -- BIG mistake as it has been every other time I've tried ice during the past month.

    Now I don't know if it would have hurt regardless or if I made it worse with heat or cold.

    Ended up with a pretty fitful night again. :confused:

    So I guess today will be spent in my chair saving recipes on my computer that I can't get up to cook.

    Do I want to watch more Queen Victoria documentaries today, or will that spoil Masterpiece on Sunday?
     
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  8. XUfan

    XUfan Member Of The Month May 2010 Trader Group

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    I have the same issues with ice treatment. My doctors have always told me to use ice when my back, hips, knees, feet, etc. are hurting. For me, the ice makes the pain worse! I'm all about using moist heat or a heating pad!

    So, it's another exciting day in Ohio!

    My "watcha doin" list is a t0-do list, mostly.

    -laundry
    -clean the house
    -pay the bills
    -email both of my sisters
    -get someone in my son's house to decide what day were doing the next birthday celebration!!!!
    -get my hair cut
    -write grocery lists
    -make dinner
    -try to finish the book I started on Sunday
     
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  9. Gardencook

    Gardencook Well-Known Member Trader Group

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    Well, I did confirm the leg rest on my recliner doesn't go high enough yesterday. I'd suspected it for quite a while. DH stuck a big bucket under it to raise it up and it eased a lot of the pain. Only problem is, I can't get in and out of the chair that way without his help. I don't want to be a total invalid. lol!
     
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  10. XUfan

    XUfan Member Of The Month May 2010 Trader Group

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    Sorry you're still in so much pain. I hope it eases soon!

    Here's my list from this morning:

    -laundry (done)
    -clean the house (done)
    -pay the bills (done)
    -email both of my sisters
    -get someone in my son's house to decide what day were doing the next birthday celebration!!!!
    -get my hair cut
    -write grocery lists (done)
    -make dinner (done)
    -try to finish the book I started on Sunday

    I only emailed one of my sisters. The other one is trickier, because I'm trying to figure out a way to help her realize she needs to stop whining about everything, see that the changes in her life are good, and be thankful for what she has (she is 52 years old, and still thinks Prince Charming is coming to rescue her). I have typed and deleted more times than you can count. I'll try again tomorrow.

    I have to wait until my grandson is out of school today to get a definite answer about the birthday celebration, since he's waiting to find out what day is good for his girlfriend (it's his birthday, so I'm cutting him some slack).

    I just found out that the girl who cuts my hair is sick today, and won't be going to work. So...I have to figure out another day this week to get my shaggy hair cut!!

    It's 2:30. I'm going to go finish that book!
     
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  11. Gardencook

    Gardencook Well-Known Member Trader Group

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    Currently, I'm not in pain IF my knee is up high enough in the recliner or IF I can get it situated just right in bed at night. However, I don't sleep well on my back and my knee doesn't want me lying on my side. :confused:

    Never have cared for the this chair, but it was the best we could do in a town with very few furniture stores left. I just need a hydraulic jack under the leg rest, I guess. lol! Obviously can't expect my husband to be at my beck and call forever, but for now it is working. ;)
     
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  12. Cathy

    Cathy Happy Birthday Cathy!!

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    I slipped on the ice yesterday and sprained my shoulder. The dr told me that you should use ice for the first 48 hours and, if it is still hurting, switch to heat. I just took some Aleve :)
     
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  13. Gardencook

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    Sorry to hear about your shoulder @Cathy!

    Slipping on the ice is exactly why I haven't been chancing going out. Normally, I'd be out chancing it like everyone else. I've taken plenty of tumbles on it through the years, but I don't dare make anything worse.

    I finally got off the aspirin the past couple days. I was down to only taking it once a day until yesterday I no longer felt the need.
     
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    If your doctor told you to use ice to slip on and sprain your shoulder perhaps you should consider switching doctors. :D
     
  15. jastwins

    jastwins Well-Known Member Trader Group

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    When my girls are injured playing sports, ice is used to stop swelling and ice packs help constrict blood flow to the area. You should not ice for more than 15-20 mins. After the first day or two, the swelling should stop and it is best to use heat and Alleve. I bought my girls one of those rice filled lavender scented stuffed animals and you heat it up in the microwave for 2 minutes. They have these heat up packs at Marshalls and TJMaxx.
    Just take care of yourselves and see a specialist if pain persists.

    I had the afternoon to myself and made soup and a sandwich for dinner. All 3 girls are in NYC for a play and dinner. The peace and quiet is wonderful.
     
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  16. Gardencook

    Gardencook Well-Known Member Trader Group

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    Fillies Fan needs to move back to the States for a while to remember just how much "fun" a freak winter like we're currently getting can be. Maybe he's lived in a desert oasis too long. ;)
     
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    Today I went out to buy new dress shirts for SO. He is in desperate need of them. I can only hope I hit a home run. We shall see.

    I have not been well for the past 2+ weeks. I am trying desperately to find what is wrong. I'm pushing on. We shall see. Oh, wait. I just said that. Sorry.

    The weather is great so I shall sit outside to ponder all this. Oh, no. There are still no-see-um's swarming about. We shall see.
     
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  18. Gardencook

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    Maybe you should try our neck of the woods @vickib50. We haven't seen outdoor flying insects in weeks. LOL!

    (Boise does have collapsing roofs so you may have to make some duck and cover moves, however.)
     
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  19. Fillies Fan

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    The desert starts about a 4 hour drive from my house. I live in the very north of Israel on top of a mountain that not only gets very cold in the winter but usually gets hit by one or two snowstorms each year.

    Moreover, 2016 was the first year in the last 20 or so that I haven't spent between two weeks and a month in Switzerland during the winter -- so I do remember what cold snowy weather is like. (I will admit that I hope not to be reminded of it this year.)
     
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  20. XUfan

    XUfan Member Of The Month May 2010 Trader Group

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    It's funny how we perceive the places other people live. I've always pictured a desert-type area when I think of Israel. Snow never would have entered my mind.

    Because I live in Ohio...in a city named after a large dam-building rodent and a small, trickling body of water...I've actually been asked how big our farm is....how many horses we have...etc. LOL!! People are amazed we have as many grocery stores, department stores, etc. because they think I live in the boonies! LOL!! We actually have 2 huge malls, 2 country clubs, and a large number of aerospace engineering firms here. Also, a major AFB is less than 5 miles away, as are 2 large universities. OK...so I do drive by a small cattle farm to get to Kroger, but that's what happens when you live in a ruburb. (Noun) Not quite rural and not quite suburb.
     
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