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Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013

Stilly River Sage 01 Apr 13 - 02:18 AM
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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 01 Apr 13 - 02:18 AM

March didn't leave like a lamb, we had quite a noisy thunderstorm two nights ago, but April is here, at last, and here is the new thread.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 31 Mar 13 - 09:16 PM

Silver marks are like a secret language. I found a book at the public library that gave a lot of them. And you might try eBay because they have tutorials for sellers. I have a Sheffield plate, but it's from the UK. One of the collectible ones, sliver-plated copper.

Have you tried an image search on Google, not just keyword? If you find something that looks useful, go to the page where it originated.

Still editing all day, the project looks good but isn't finished yet. We want to send it to the printer tomorrow, so we'll be doing some work on it in the morning. I didn't get into the yard, except to play with the dogs.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 31 Mar 13 - 05:12 PM

yum..coconut cake..

Does anyone know how to interpret silver marks? I googled but didn't unscramble it. I picked up a couple of nice teapot/creamer pieces yesterday and am polishing up for resale at a flea market. I don't expect to get rich but it would help. Anyway, says Sheffield, Made in USA. Other marks are 2822 and Apollo and BBS or BB5. I think Apollo is often nickle silverplate. Does anyone know?


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: LilyFestre
Date: 31 Mar 13 - 01:44 PM

I had a FANTASTIC day out yesterday with one of my very best friends! We left early and I got home around 7pm. I had some toast and promptly fell asleep for an hour or two. After spending a little bit of time with my guys, they both fell asleep and I got busy. Dishes, floors, laundry, cleared the table, made Easter baskets, filled out cards, set the table, did some organizing, got a few things ready for today's big family dinner. Yes, things are shaping up nicely!

While I was away yesterday, Pete took advantage of the nice day (while the little one played nearby) and did some yard clean up which I greatly appreciate!

Now, all veggies are cut, cleaned and in their pots. Salad has been made, yams are in the oven as is the ham, cake is baked and waiting for my special recipe to make the most fabulous coconut cake ever!

And hey...I had my picture taken with the Easter Bunny yesterday! FUN! In my humble opinion, you can NEVER be too old for the Easter Bunny!!!

Happy Easter Everybody!!!

I hope you all have an extra special day!!!!

XOXOXO

Michelle


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 31 Mar 13 - 01:46 AM

I've been editing all afternoon and evening. Almost at a stopping point.

I cleared up in the kitchen a bit, did some shopping, made dinner and have some leftovers.

Tomorrow I hope to get out of the house. Into the garden!

SRS


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: wysiwyg
Date: 30 Mar 13 - 03:41 PM

No, the crowbar was perfect. A shortie just right for my hand and arm.

I was able to get homemade Easter basket stuff for the neighbor-son who is home this weekend-- one of the four who is missing their ma.... the other 3 went to visit a nearby grannie. (Hardi will deliver that later and visit a bit.)

I also got a great tip for how to fix and serve Kielbasa-- a newer-to-us item I never was quite sure what to DO with.

The Easter basket was a declut of my Xmas-wrap drawer: basket on hand, lined with pink tissue, and for the grass I HATE I used curling ribbons on 3 colors. Then the goodies, on top of that, topped by a cookie cross from the bake sale. And ya know it looks kinda cute!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 30 Mar 13 - 01:34 PM

Crow bar! A golf club might be easier to carry and shake at a dog.

I put my truck away late when I saw the weather forecast included a heavy thunderstorm. There was some hail in it. And the dogs came in because Poppy hates the noise of these storms. They loved an unexpected night in.

Feeling almost like my old self. I've continued to take the decongestant, I'll do that through the weekend. I'm trying to move out the cough portion of the infection before it starts.

It's odd at eBay lately. In the last couple of weeks I've had two sold items that were not paid for by the buyer. I don't think I've ever had them before. I wonder if the economy is changing to such a degree that more people are shopping there than used to - neither of these had very high scores. Are people buying without understanding that you can't undo once you hit "buy?"

SRS


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: wysiwyg
Date: 30 Mar 13 - 09:39 AM

This weekend the anemia has my focus dialed way down-- feeding the priest, foremost.

My big "independent" activity today will be taking the longer drive to the smaller store-- where I can easily walk in and out (no scooter) to pick up bread. I'll be taking the doggeh along to start breaking the news to him that car trips are a normal, nearly-daily thing so SHUT UP, SHUT UP, SHUT UP! :~) The slightly increased thyroid dose is helping already, which may come in handy if "Neighbor-Dog" greets me the same way he "greeted" Greg when he left for work-- I will also carry a big, heavy crow bar. That dog needs to stay in his own backyard! Being territorial in ours is just not cool, 'nuff said?

~S~


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: LilyFestre
Date: 30 Mar 13 - 08:36 AM

I have dropped pills before but have always heard them hit the floor. This particular time, there happened to be a bag of new towels sitting just near where the medication is stored. When I poured the pills into my hand, either one slipped through (I have loss of feeling in my hands from the chemo) or one of the compartments opened slightly and one medication fell through. Thankfully, there was a tiny bit of the pill on his lip and I saw the color of it which is what allowed me to ID the medication.

All medication is stored way up high and out of reach. We have child locks seemingly everywhere. This was clearly an accident....still, we wish it had not happened. What can you do? Accidents DO happen.

Happily, he is doing just fine. :)

I have been invited on an adventure today and I am really looking forward to it. The skies are BLUE, the sun is SHINING, the rooster is CROWING and I am ready to go!! WOOO HOOOO!!!!

My house is a mess and I have company coming tomorrow for Easter. Will the house be ready? Probably not as much as I would like...but it will be enough.   They aren't coming until dinner time so there should be plenty of time after church. We are doing the traditional Easter Dinner this year instead of our picnic tradition. It makes me a tad sad but it's been so cold outside and all mud....not a great combination for the Wee One. Maybe next year we will get back to our tradition! :)

Have a GREAT day Everybody!!!!

Michelle


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 29 Mar 13 - 11:54 PM

My trip to work wasn't as efficient as I'd planned - I accidentally left my laptop at home and it is difficult to find a computer with this specialize software on campus. I was meeting with someone to show him how work is progressing, and we did get a short session on a public computer in one of the labs. [slaps forehead]

Supposed to rain this weekend, but I have lots of bedding plants and am finally up and around. I'll have to shape the new beds and then plant.

The house is a disaster area. . .

SRS


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 29 Mar 13 - 03:00 PM

And I dropped some cubic footage off at Goodwill on the way home!

Linn


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 29 Mar 13 - 02:59 PM

Because he can't see, Tom fumbles his meds often and they end up on the floor. I'm on constant alert so Rufus doesn't find them. (Sabine just isn't curious.)

Got Tom safely to and from the doctor today. He was going to just use his walker, but it was such a workout by the time he got inside the doors that I got a wheelchair for him. Good exercise, though. He's GOT to build his strength up if he wants to get back to The Press Room session.

Had to stop and buy lunch fixings on the way home. Got him inside, made lunch and now it's almost time for me to head to the session. I won't stay as long as I did last week -- I've got some R&R scheduled at a friend's tomorrow...non-stop conversation, wine, and a schnauzer who knows I'm family. (He's a rescue dog who came with the name Schulz -- even the same spelling as my surname!)

Music tonight and book talk tomorrow...life is good. (And a great roast beef sandwich in my stomach.)


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: LilyFestre
Date: 29 Mar 13 - 09:26 AM

Off on an adventure for today and another tomorrow!

Michelle


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 29 Mar 13 - 12:17 AM

Scary! An adult dose of anything in a child, let alone some of the specialize stuff you may have been taking.

I dropped some aspirin the other day and scrambled to be sure I found them all for fear the dogs might find them.

Susan, I'm sorry the anemia and thyroid are a problem. I suppose you're adapting still after the surgery and with weight loss. I'm going to get my blood work done one of these days (I'm saving up for my next trip in to the doctor - I was in this week because of a sinus infection, but I'm going to see if the insurance company will pay for the shot to help avoid shingles, and have them send out some lab work at the same time. My annual physical hasn't involved blood work for several years, and it needs to be done more often.)

SRS


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: LilyFestre
Date: 28 Mar 13 - 02:00 PM

Jeremiah picked a pill up from the ground and ate it, asking me after the fact, "Mommy, what am I chewing?" I tried to scoop out any remains but it was just itty bits of a dissolved pill.

A fast call to Poison Control confirmed we needed to get him to the ER. They kept him under observation for 6 hours...constant EKG, heart monitor and blood pressure cuff that checked his blood pressure every 20 minutes or so....that was very painful for him

Absolutely nerve wracking and horrible to be witness to. I know it could have been far worse and I'm very relieved to tell you that we were all home around 4am or so.

He slept until 1:45pm and I expect he'll be doing a lot more sleeping.

Michelle


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 28 Mar 13 - 01:44 PM

Successfully navigated through yesterday. Whew!

Tom was up (THAT was a surprise!), in his wheelchair and had coffee started when I came downstairs at 8 a.m. Sort of threw my rhythm off, but got the computer booted and Tom his coffee. (I set it up the night before because he can no longer do that. He could hit the ON button this morning, but couldn't pour his coffee or see well enough to put half and half in it.)

While checking email and getting the cinnamon rolls ready to put in the oven, I moved a few more things from around (and inside) the jelly cupboard. So it wasn't one of the things I accomplished before breakfast, but I got it moved (and de-cobwebbed) and dealt with the stuff around it, etc. right AFTER breakfast.

I uncovered a vast amount of stuff to either take to the Nottingham library sale in May or just plain throw out. It's actually the first piece in attacking this whole room and selling, donating or throwing out just about everything in here. Or at least opening up enough space to store the stuff to be sold until that happens. Having stuff all over the place is a real pain.

Now I have to move some of that stuff back so Tom can get his wheelchair closer to the computer (like INTO this room!) so I can read him email, Mudcat, Facebook, etcet etcet.

Some of the stuff I uncovered needs to be collated into my archives (the binders) that is a continuous project.

Should bag some stuff up right now to take to Goodwill tomorrow on the way home from Tom's doctor's appointment.

But then again, what I'd really like to do right now is take a nap...sigh. (Not going to happen, I think.)

Linn


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: wysiwyg
Date: 28 Mar 13 - 01:05 PM

I've been in a crazy fog all week and not sleeping well either (maybe it's trying the aggressive new PT regimen? I now have a copy of my bloodwork-- quick AM van ride. I AM teetering back into anemia AND my thyroid numbers are worse than last time, but I DID sit outside on my ramp stool to brush the doggeh, catch a little air (and a snowflake) in breezy/bright full-spectrum light, and try a new stretching position to stretch the adhesions. (Left the itchy doggeh's shedding, dandruffy fur for the birdehs.)

I need to cross reference the anemia numbers with recent labs-- get out the ole Life Binder, flip it open to the lab-work tab, and grab a pencil to add CBC numbers to the thyroid chart I'd made for the new doc not long ago. The thyroid numbers alone are such that I can up my meds a wee tad for the next few days' doses AND feel better by Monday to have a GOOD talk with the doc about the anemia clues/possible Dx's.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 28 Mar 13 - 09:23 AM

Oh dear! What's up with our little guy?

SRS


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: LilyFestre
Date: 28 Mar 13 - 04:13 AM

4:12am Everyone is home. Jeremiah is doing ok and is sleeping. Pete and I are having something for dinner and going to bed.

What. A. Day.


Michelle


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: LilyFestre
Date: 28 Mar 13 - 01:09 AM

Sitting in the ER with Jeremiah.....high hopes of leaving by 3am. : (

Michelle


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 27 Mar 13 - 09:49 PM

Haven't watched it yet. I'll take a look.

This evening I decided I was tired of the tangle of covers that my bed has become over the past few days. Extra pillows to prop me up, a towel to help keep me from sliding, an extra robe, whatnot. It's all in the laundry and the bed is made up fresh. A sure sign of feeling better!

The kitchen is still tidy - if I run the dishwasher and then make a point of hand washing each small batch of dishes it will look good for a while.

Design work tonight.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: MAG
Date: 27 Mar 13 - 05:06 PM

Oh, and if you haven't watched the Jim Carrey "Cold dead hands" video on its own thread here, you must -- it's a must --

even gun owners (sane ones) will like it -- unless you love Reagan and/or Charleton Heston


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: MAG
Date: 27 Mar 13 - 04:35 PM

I don't know why I didn't think of it sooner, but I can move the hot mat into the little room off the kitchen. Crammed w/ cleaning equipment, but plenty of room for a hot mat.

d-uh!

would use the table, but Scamper the cat would have fun w/ it. When I took him in, her destroyed my entire african violet collection. No other cat had ever touched it. Also had to stop putting planes in my bay window. I love him, but he changed my life.

(Now I have raised beds, and I must cover them with mesh. But then any neighborhoodcat would require it.


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 27 Mar 13 - 01:54 PM

Feeling much better, but the cough is still here. I'm drinking herbal tea and water and staying hydrated to help the decongestant clear out the sinuses.

I was going to ask Salvation Army to pick up this mattress in the hall (yes, still in the hall) but I didn't get to it on the weekend. I'll have to schedule it for next week. They won't come right away, they have zones they work. But soon I'll have it out of the way.

My bedding plants are now outside, the worst of the cold weather has passed for the season, I hope.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 27 Mar 13 - 11:24 AM

Everybody wants to come today at the same time.

Oil delivery is around noonish, so I had to call the plumber so he wouldn't block the driveway. He just came and checked out the problem. Was going to be back to fix it on Friday, but I remembered (Tom remembered) Tom has a doctor's appointment, so the plumber will be here on Monday morning. Visiting nurse called right after I found out what time the oil delivery was coming. She's coming between 11:30 and 12:30, but I told her not to block the driveway.

In my spare time (after getting Tom's knees and feet medicated, him dressed, and breakfast made) I gathered some more documents to be submitted for an assistance application and made an appointment to have our taxes done -- including getting the form so Tom doesn't have go along with me and I can sign for him.

Whew!

I had a day yesterday where I just couldn't relax and read; couldn't concentrate -- so I got a lot of archival paper shuffling done. I know I made great inroads, but, alas, it doesn't SHOW. I'm also a little closer today at getting the jelly cupboard ready to move.

The mud in the driveway (the turnaround, at least) is looking a lot better.

I've got enough stuff yet to do today, though, that I'm glad it's leftovers for dinner.

Linn


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 26 Mar 13 - 11:09 PM

I feel much better this evening. I tackled the sink and have the dishwasher running. That's about all I'm going to attempt.

This afternoon I was at the post office and then pulled across the road to get gas. A boy, perhaps 10, walked up and asked if I had a couple of dollars. I'd seen a man who looked like a gang-banger walking from the direction of this gas station to the post office a few minutes earlier, and I realized that the mother was slowly "cleaning" the car windows and every time a new vehicle pulled in she sent one of her two little boys over to panhandle. The father was out of sight at the post office because he would screw up the scene.

I reported this inside, and they said something to her. As I was putting the nozzle back at my truck the woman approached me and was angry denied that they were panhandling, that I had told her son he shouldn't be panhandling. I called her bluff and told her (as she walked back to her car) that child protective services frowned on parents putting their children in harm's way by having them approach strangers. She was still doing it when I left, but I called back to the gas station and told them what she did and that she was still sending the boys out but trying to keep the cars between the boys and the windows of the station. It's not just illegal, it's this kind of parents that can really screw up their kids. The story is they "ran out of gas" just at the gas station. How convenient.

Oh, well.

Dorothy, did I miss news about the cabin earlier, or did this just happen? You've enjoyed that place so much, I hope you find something suitable to move to.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: LilyFestre
Date: 26 Mar 13 - 08:38 PM

I have had a busy day: Dishes, 3 loads of laundry, washed throw rugs, cooked 3 meals, played with Jeremiah on and off all day, swept the floors, sewed together half of my quilt top, drove 80 miles (don't ask), went to the last of a progressively difficult yoga class...it kicked my butt! In the standing forward fold poses that were held for a LONG ass time, I was literally dripping sweat onto the floor as it poured off my head.

I feel great but soooo tired.

Bed soon.

Michelle


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: Dorothy Parshall
Date: 26 Mar 13 - 08:33 PM

Still over a foot of snow in the city back yard! Tiny front garden might be clear soon and I can clean out the trash people drop as they wait for the bus. Maybe plant some more primrose. I bought 3 a couple weeks ago for indoors but the mouse ate them. I forgot! On the plus side, the gorgeous red amaryllis from last year has two huge blossoms - in spite of having had only one leaf for months. I shall have to give it some TLC during the summer. It deserves several gold stars for this performance.

R's truck developed a wobble and he did not bring the trailer to the cabin so, once again, we did not move that $%^&* kiln. Now we have notice that we need to vacate the cabin by 30 June. So R is planning temporary quarters at the saw mill. I spent a good chunk of today on line looking for something cheap enough and suitable, to buy. Nada.

But great concert Saturday night. Did not sell even one pot on sunday but the owner of the fabric store suggested we do a special show at his store in the summer! He has 1000 people on his email list so "I dwell in possibilities..."

Still working toward some more new glazes. Monday was mainly a day of rest. I came back to the city in time to go folk dancing. A great evening, the best since I have been in Montreal - good dances and enough energy to stay until 10 pm. The dances energize me. A bit stiff today, proving that IFD is good for the body.

Did not get to pottery supply house today but tomorrow - with a shortened list. Today: in addition to hours on internet, I did groceries, made choc covered candied ginger and almonds (separate), went to library and signed up for on line so I can renew books when I am snowed in! finished going through the overdue ceramics books so I can return them tomorrow.

Found I have accumulated over 1000 clayart emails so I started going through and deleting. There are many I want to save to file so I will have a better idea of titles for files after I finish the deleting. So much good info from incredibly seasoned potters and interesting people, too.

Those of you who are mowing lawns! And planting gardens! Things here are still frozen to the ground!


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 26 Mar 13 - 07:25 PM

Well, our bath tub plumbing leak is a lot more complicated than I thought. Tom, of course, can no longer do the plumbing he used to be able to do. When just replacing the washers didn't work, a friend who had been helping found it to be out of his comfort zone. I called in another local acquaintance who recently retired from doing all the fix-it stuff around Sears. He took a good look this morning...and passed. (His dad was a master plumber and he'd worked as his dad's helper, so he knows his way around plumbing.) But he called back with a recommendation of a local plumber whom I now have to call.

Probably the whole faucet and shower head need to be replaced...and that will mean the tub surround as well.

Well, ya gotta do what ya gotta do...

Linn


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 26 Mar 13 - 07:19 PM

Mailed another eBay parcel, have watchers on a couple, relisted one. I have seven reviews that count toward the 10 that are needed to put the little grid back up that shows good practices all around. I went back to look at one buyer to learn that he hasn't posted feedback since 2008.

Feeling better, I'm holding off on using an antibiotic for another day or two hoping I don't have to, but they did give me a steroid shot that helps clear out some of the sinus pressure and drainage. I can feel it working already.

Tonight is down to 37 in the forecast, and after that, my bedding plants are going out beside the door until they get planted. This garden is so close I can almost taste it! :)

SRS


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 26 Mar 13 - 12:04 AM

Don't you just love that kind of "help?" Power lines a casualty in a good deed - arrgh!

Doctor appointment in the morning, to see if I have an ear infection or sinus infection. Must declutter myself of some noxious germs. I've been drinking a lot of water, trying to get the decongestant to work as well as possible. It has helped this evening.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: MAG
Date: 25 Mar 13 - 04:23 PM

Happy spring, everybody.

My condolences to friends points east who are having nasty weather.

House a pit, car a pit, especially after spending a weekend in the woods w/ 100 kindred spirits.

Last fall got a drop spreader to do preemergent weed suppressant; it works crappily, so ended up getting a hand sprinkler just 'cause I got to get the stuff out while it works. (i.e., in time to suppress weed seed germination)

fertilizer stinks, dozens of hyaconths just great. starting seeds. hot mat in the garage not working 'cause the friend who STARTED cutting down a tree snagged the power line into the garage. Most of tree still there, of course.

got out thte reel mower, first cutback of the grass.

not getting to the gym nearly enough; blaming it on the knees. truth is, elliptical trainer is exactly what the knees need.

o well ...

be well, all.

positively dizzy w/ spring fever.

love, MA


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: LilyFestre
Date: 25 Mar 13 - 03:32 PM

I coat my feet in Vick's, put on cotton socks and go to bed.

Michelle


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 25 Mar 13 - 01:28 PM

How do you put on the Vicks? I tried rubbing some on my feet (on top) and my feet were freezing - I had to get rid of the socks to warm up.

Tired of sneezing. I've used the neti pot a couple of times a day and gargle with salt water. There is a sore spot in my throat that feels better when I drink warm water. Herbal tea tastes good.

I've managed to get a few things put away, though I haven't taken on very ambitious projects. I filed some papers, swept some dust, hung up some clothes. The big chore - I need to drive to the post office. It's only a mile, but I'll go with a wad of tissues in my pocket.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: LilyFestre
Date: 25 Mar 13 - 12:43 PM

Daily chores today and planning ahead for a busy week and the holiday weekend. I go for a tumor marker check up on Thursday. It had been scheduled for about a week and a half ago but we had some ice so I canceled that appointment. When I called to reschedule, I figured I'd have to wait a month of more because my oncologist has written on my chart that I am to see ONLY him...and he's booked like crazy. I was lucky to only have to wait a week and a half. The downside? I have to have labs done at 8:45am for a 9:15am appointment. We have to leave here at 6:30AM to get there on time! The upside to that is that I will be going to my favorite quilt shop afterwards...it's down in that area and is the perfect little something to look forward to after having a very large, thick fish hook of a needle sunk into my chest. HOORAY for Lidacaine!!

Anyway, I've started a split rail quilt (sews up fairly fast) and I want to have the quilt top finished so I can take it with me on Thursday to pick out borders and a backing. The colors I'm using are called Morris Apprentice....jewel tones mixed with some dark tannish browns and grays to give some depth...I think it's going to be lovely!

Jeremiah is rocking the potty training!!! No accidents in 2 days now! HOORAY!!!

Have a great day everybody!!!

Michelle

PS. How's that cold Stilly?
PSS. I have never used any voice recognition software so I'm sorry to be of no help in that arena.


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 25 Mar 13 - 08:25 AM

I woke up with a sore-ish throat, I think caused by post-nasal drip. If that's indicative of anything, I'm sure planning on heading it off at the pass! (Vicks on the soles of the feet...I've heard about that before.)

Anybody know anything about VoiceOver on a desktop Mac (not iPad or laptop)? It may be a godsend for Tom, but the tutorial I found uses commands tapped into the touchpad, which a desktop computer doesn't have.

Linn


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 25 Mar 13 - 12:33 AM

Juggling the stuffy nose and cough with the need to sleep. I found the jar of Vicks, so I'll try Michelle's trick of smearing it on feet under socks. It can't hurt!

Kat, I see you adding onto a couple of other threads - are you using the Dragon software now, or are you going to go back to using it? Since it is something that you've suggested in the thread for Art's computer, I wonder when you use it how much time you spend touching the keyboard to offer up corrections or to initiate the program?

SRS


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 24 Mar 13 - 12:14 PM

Darn, my remark got eaten by the remarks gremlin.

Congratulations on the potty training - it's such a huge step to leave behind the diapers or pullups!

Your bacon and maple syrup sounds wonderful, but I doubt I could taste them right now. That would be a tragedy!

SRS


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: LilyFestre
Date: 24 Mar 13 - 12:05 PM

As you know, we've been working on potty training. Jeremiah is awesome about telling me when he has to pee! Today he walked over to me and said, "I have to go poopy on the potty." Daddy took him into the bathroom...nothing. They were in there for about 15 minutes and came out. Nada. Ten minutes late Jeremiah tells me he has to go poopy on the potty. I took him in and SUCCESS!!!! WOOO HOOOO!!!!! I am SO proud of him!!!!! He had a special surprise for his big day and we will have smaller surprises for him for the next week or so as he goes on the potty.....loads of positive reinforcements!!!! :) I am most happy!!!

This morning Pete made breakfast...applesauce pancakes with maple syrup from our very own maple trees and our own bacon! Talk about DELICIOUS!!! I could have very easily eaten until I exploded but instead, I had one medium sized pancake with a measured amount of maple syrup and only 2 slices of bacon. YAY ME! Truth be told, that was plenty. I am not hungry. My mouth would have loved to munch on it all day though.

I hope you are feeling better as the day passes Stilly.

Have a great day everybody!

Michelle


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 24 Mar 13 - 10:07 AM

Thanks! I had a chill last night at one point that is nothing like I'd have with allergies, so I suspect this is a cold. Darn. Must drink lots of water to wash these germs through.

Re my eBay case, if the sale doesn't go through you can't post feedback, it only comes into play if he has more than one unpaid item and seller has limited bidding to positive feedback and no more than two unpaid items.

I'm relisted and I'll do a couple of more things this morning, then I'm viewing a training video for a project at work. I'm not up to much else today. I'll pace my pills (12 hour decongestant, taking extra zinc - no point in paying the high price of Zircam, that's just zinc).

On the positive side about this cold, if I'd come home from the nursery yesterday and planted everything it would have gotten a frost last night or tonight. I didn't feel like exerting myself, and I saved my garden in the process. :)

SRS


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: LilyFestre
Date: 23 Mar 13 - 11:03 PM

I hope you're feeling better soon Maggie. :( Sweet dreams.

XOXOXOXO

Michelle


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 23 Mar 13 - 09:09 PM

I'm under the weather. I did some shopping, I picked up my nematodes and a flat of plants. The plants are in for the night, as is the pickup, because there is supposed to be more stormy stuff coming through. It's a quiet evening. My eBay relist isn't until after four full days since I filed a non-payment report (eBay rules). That time comes pretty late tonight, but I'm not going to stay up late.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 23 Mar 13 - 12:21 AM

Long day, winding down.

If it doesn't rain tonight, I'll plant the garden this weekend. :)

SRS


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: Dorothy Parshall
Date: 22 Mar 13 - 08:16 PM

From the Cafe , while listening to great music!

Bisque did not blow up! Yesterday: unloaded kiln. Pots all waxed and ready to glaze. Test tiles with numerous glaze combinations and the already glazed pots loaded and fired. Then I gave out. I sorted out a bunch of old garden mags to give away. Some others I could not bear to part with. I'll give them to Ad tonight for his wife/garden club folks.

Young lad with huge snowblower cleared the drive to the sugar shack and then the one where my car is. So I was able to go off last night to do some groceries and replenish the book supply at the library.

Today: Opened kiln for a peek. Top shelf looked good! Then turned up heat in studio and went back in house. With a great rush of energy from somewhere, I cleaned the kitchen floor, vacuumed the whole cabin, and cleaned two big shelves in lower cupboard that were covered with mouse sign. That sort of sticky drawer liner stuff was full of it so I put them in the bathtub, then decided to let them dry and take them to the city to launder. Then I decided plain white paper, I have a roll, would be better. Yahoo! The cupboard is clean and arranged more effectively! Also cleaned all the nick knacks and the shelf around the wood stove platform. And rolled the portable washing machine that made a lake the last time I used it, out onto the front porch.

With any luck, it and that big kiln might get out of here this weekend, now that R has his driver's license back!!

Unloaded a fine kiln load of pots, different glaze from any of current work. Not a single Blooper! All packed and ready for Sunday. Then I tried to convince my body to make some test glazes and glaze the new bisque ware. It said, NO! So I studied the test tiles and realized that I really did need to mark them BEFORE firing. I figured out some and very pleased with a few new combinations and the 3 new glazes I tested - a good cobalt blue and a slightly unique cobalt blue with specks. Need to work on pricing materials to see which glazes are more costly. Such fun to see how glazes interact, under or over each other.


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 22 Mar 13 - 12:22 PM

The dogs and I went out for a walk around the neighborhood last night - which probably contributed to the allergies I'm suffering from today. Throat soother tea is on the menu for sipping during the day.

The garden is ready to go! Looks like we might get rain overnight, so I'll pick up beneficial nematodes tomorrow and have them ready to spread around. There is still an effect from those I put out last year, we didn't see many cutworms (just one one end of the garden, so I'll soak that area more).

I have the kitchen cleared up, ready to run a load of dishes.

Tomorrow I'll relist the eBay item that didn't get paid for. I suspect he thought he was hitting the watch button and didn't realize he bid on it. At any rate, that should close tomorrow and I can relist it. The sun room is looking better every time I ship a box. :)

SRS


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 21 Mar 13 - 10:42 PM

I'm impressed that I got all of that to show up - I was in bed and writing on my phone with a stylus. I didn't connect it up very well, but I'd been brushing my teeth and paused to think about my water glass, and why it was in there. :)

One of my credit card companies called this morning - someone had gotten my credit card number and made an Internet purchase. That account is now closed, a new card is on its way. I'll have to change all of the payment information for my regular bills, and redo the PayPal linkage. Today I had a brake job done on the pickup, front and back, and paid for it out of savings. I'll give the cards a rest for a few days, see what else crops up. And run a free check on my cards and file a report - which means I can put a lock on all of my credit - no one can open a new account without a delay and my being notified.

Long day tomorrow, but after that, I'll have a weekend in which I can start planting my garden. I had a friend come dig it up today and he'll finish in the morning. It's worth it to pay to have it done, I'd never have the time myself.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: wysiwyg
Date: 21 Mar 13 - 09:09 AM

PS-- dipping it up with her paw!

~S~


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: wysiwyg
Date: 21 Mar 13 - 09:08 AM

SRS, my cat used to sneak a sip of my tea mug-- I put a lot of milk in my tea? She wasn't licking up the bottom of what I'd left-- no--- she'd go for it warm and half full!

~S~


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 21 Mar 13 - 01:33 AM

Busy day, and it included staking a claim on my job at work. It's all because people don't have an idea of my full job description. They were discussing stuff that has been set up new in recent months without asking me. I'm fine with their initiative, but with no meaningful title in my dept, they didn't know that I not only post in various social media, I'm as close to in charge of it as anyone. Now they know.

So in an unrelated thought I'll close with a description of my water glass in the bathroom. It used to be beside my bed. For years I took a fresh glass of water to my bedside table every night. One night I woke to the delicate "sip sip sip sip" of the cat on my bedside table enjoying a drink.

The cats are gone but my water glass still sits beside the sink with a cover on top.


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Subject: RE: Waltz into Spring: Declutter - March 2013
From: Dorothy Parshall
Date: 20 Mar 13 - 06:12 PM

Guess I am not making pots today but I sorted a few files and threw away more paper - keeping me warm! The folks came to empty yesterday's snow from the sap buckets and I negotiated with a lad with a four wheel drive truck to drive in to my car and out again so now I have a trail to get out - tomorrow.

Snowing again!

I am practicing a bit of brush work, planning test glazes for tomorrow's glaze firing. Will go out later and load bisque firing and give it low heat for a few hours to ensure no explosions! I feel good about progress - both physical and mental.


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