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emoticons-yes.gif My daughter is home with her dog, so there are smiles and noises around me.

 

So happy about this,guys and Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

hugs Patty

 

The happiest people don't always have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything they have

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Hello Felicia

 

Well said and long may it continue! Did you have a busy holiday or a quite one? Which ever you had you can do the opposite next year.

 

Take care and keep posting


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Because I crocheted a hat today. Well- every night this week anyway.

 

When my Mom was in the hospital ten years ago, I bought a skein of yarn and some crochet hooks so I would have something to do when I was just sitting there with her. No instruction books, so all I ever did was chain a line then experiment on returning. Not a great success.

 

I recently ran into the yarn and hooks and thought that I would try again. I had seen a couple of shows on the television and at least had a small clue. I just kept trying things until I actually made progress. It's a funny looking thing that would be too embarrassing to wear anywhere but I have it on my computer desk for those times when I have trouble keeping warm.

 

And it only took ten years. :)

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Hi, Everyone

 

You guys, (girls) are all so wonderful!! Always make me laugh and cry!! :wub:

 

I have been very happy :) lately because my sister and I have spent some time shopping at our local store, and then we were able to go out to eat; this was a great time for me!! Funny how little things I used to take for granted mean so very much now.

 

Anyhow as for myself, I've had some trouble breathing lately so I quit smoking about 4 months ago. Well, I went to the doctors a few days ago and he told me I have a mild obstruction with my breathing; he is also testing me for scleroderma and other things since I been having some problems with my arms and hands and feet hurting and getting numb. I was afraid to go to the doctors at first, but after watching my sister suffer as she has, nothing could be worse than what I watched her go through.

 

Anyhow just wanted to drop in and tell you all how very much you mean to me :wub: These forums have truly helped me survive some very rough times.

 

All my love!! NorthStarHope :wub: :emoticon-hug: :wub:


northstarhope* :emoticons-i-care:  :thank-you: 

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NorthStarHope, this post of yours, about you and your sister being able to spend quality time together... truly warms my heart :wub: . I know how much you must have longed for such time to enjoy with her.

 

However, I am hopeful that the symptoms you have been displaying, ebb, as you've made a great step in the right direction by stopping the smokes. Congratulations! Yet, I am relieved to see that you have been to a doctor and are being properly checked out...Whew!

 

Please keep us posted as you hear more, please?

 

Soft :emoticon-hug: s to help you feel better!


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NorthStarHope.

 

I am so happy for you and your sister, and the time you guys spend together. You guys deserve some shopping time and more. emoticons-yes.gif Now take care of yourself and let us know.emoticon-hug.gif

 

Patty.

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:emoticons-yes: :emoticons-yes: :emoticons-yes: Voy a Mexico manana! :emoticons-yes: :emoticons-yes: :emoticons-yes: :emoticons-yes:

 

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This week the sun has been out after weeks of rain, rain, rain, fog, rain........

So all this weekend, I have been expanding a garden bed to move ove some plants that simply weren't working where they were. This morning I threw som bark over the finished and planted bed and have been basking in the sense of smugness that it gave me- I'm so proud of the result.

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I woke up happy today because I slept 7 (that's right 7) straight hours last night. Boy did it feel great.

I was late getting out to feed the goats and horses but for once I did not feel guilty about it.

Yipee..........

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Ooh yes, Jeannie, my husband has massacred pruned our pear trees and we've spent the afternoon shredding the smaller branches.

 

It's rained today unfortunately but Thursday was certainly very spring like!! :emoticons-yes:


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Today I moved three cartloads of composted manure to the potato bed, mixed it with ashes and rice hulls (the cheapskate version of potting soil.) I did two cart loads then went into the house for lunch. Usually that means the end of my work for the day as I normally can't make myself get up again.

Today I did get up and got that third load done. I ache but I am so proud of myself for ignoring the owies and getting on with it.

I know that you city girls are just shuddering (eweee- manure......) but I love to grow as much of my own food as possible. It is one of the great satisfactions to sit down to a dinner where you grew just about everything on the plate. Hmm.... maybe I should start making my own sea salt............

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This girl isn't going eeuww! I bring bucket loads of goat/llama **** home in my car from visits to a friend who is generous enough to share! I did 6 solid hours out in the garden Saturday, mostly cleaning up last year's debris. I was pretty pleased too. Here's to the first spring herbs and lettuces!


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Hi Jeannie and Enjoy,

 

All I can say is enjoy but don't go over doing it in the garden, remember your spoons!!! Anything more than a couple of hours and it can take me up to a week to get over it, grrrrrr!!!

 

Sandy B

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Hi Jeannie and Enjoy,

 

I wouldn't go eeuwww either!!

 

I don't like gardening much but I used to let a lot of my friends have the manure when I had my horses.

 

The manure was in bags and I would include the odd grass snake as an extra for free!! ;) :emoticons-yes:


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Today I felt so good I was looking for something to do (determined to ignore the giant dust bunnies in the house.) I decided to take my old horse for a walk down the road since I no longer have a dog to walk. I haven't ridden in two years so my girls have not been off the place in that long.

The weather was great, the neighbors amused and my 19 year old mellow mare stuck her tail straight up in the air and stepped like a show horse. After the walk I stopped in front of the drive and stood there while she "mowed" the grass for me. All around pleasing couple of hours.

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Oh Enjoy, what a lovely way to spend a couple of hours!! :VeryHappy:

 

It's wonderful that both you and your mare were feeling so good and I bet she enjoyed it as much as you did!

 

 

 

 

(and you got your grass cut!! ;) )


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Oh Enjoy, what a lovely thing to do! I hope you and the old girl go walkies often in the future. (We have dust buffaloes here and I can tell you from personal experience they'll hang around until you get to them.)

 

My #2 son was over and he picked all the dandelion blossoms he could find - he's about to learn the fine art of making country wines. I haven't made dandelion blossom wine in years, but it always used to be the official kick off to Spring. Live in the moment, eh? :)


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:emoticons-line-dance: I'm happy today because I eliminated a major factor of stress in my life, am being proactive about my medical care, and it's a beautiful day! :emoticons-line-dance:

 

:woohoo: And I am headed for the beach! :woohoo:

 

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