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01-08-2013, 12:48 AM
My first Wash start of the year.......:clear:

Where are you Geoff??

Our third grand-Godbaby born today - a boy 4.5kg:thumbsup:
All three have been born by C-section!

Dinner bell.....:wave:

01-08-2013, 01:49 AM
Congratulations! I hope all involved are well!

Tonite I made a quick cheat soup, and really good as well. I took a frozen package of pot stickers (Gyoza) and a package of frozen asian mixed veg, and 4 cups of chicken stock, heat the stock heat the stock to boiling add the pot stickers and the veg add 1 tsp of soy sauce, and Bob's your Uncle! (actually Bob was my brother so my daugters uncle) any way Jack liked it and only 6 WW points :smug:

Again really congratulations on the newborn.

mustache :clap: BBL

01-08-2013, 02:58 AM
Hi Judy, yes all three are doing well, even the teeny tiny one.:thumbsup:
What ever are pot stickers?

I have a feeling that I have another tooth abscess brewing .........been there before.......will wait for a couple of days and phone my oral surgeon. I know he'll take me straight away if necessary.

Here is my latest of Gary - I've called it 'living on the edge' lol


01-08-2013, 03:10 AM
Good morning all. Dry here and 9C/48F though it is slated to get colder.

Taking Ruth for physio this morning. We'll take care to avoid a parking fine this time. Good news our £60 fine for failure to display her parking badge has been cancelled on appeal :thumbsup:

Kitty seems to be defying gravity Lulu :)


01-08-2013, 03:23 AM
Doug, your parking fine reminds me of the only parking fine we have had.....was when we were on our honeymoon.......had other things on our minds ........and no, we didn't get it (the fine!!) cancelled! lol

01-08-2013, 04:05 AM
Nice kitty Lulu. They do come from another planet. Would have liked to have seen the picture a second later. :angel: Glad you didn't cancel the parking ticket :lol:

Doug :wave:

I'll echo Lulu, Judy. What are pot stickers?

Usual workaday here, followed by lots of hand watering. I think we will have to abandon the vege garden for the interim. Too hot and too dry for anything to prosper. The tomatoes are finished, as are the cucumbers already. :eek: Lettuces being eaten by grasshoppers. Potted herbs and cherry tomatoes are OK because the water can be concentrated. May I scream? This is NOT a Queensland summer.:o

Something light for dinner. Pasta, our cooked tomatoes, oregano and cheese.


01-08-2013, 04:11 AM
Here's the boy in our vege garden today Annie :)


01-08-2013, 04:18 AM
Ah, you still have manna from heaven Lulu. :thumbsup: Our sky is not working.

Good for the littles too.:heart:

Ah, town water JJ. We do another trial of the fire pump tomorrow. Though I think we are still pretty safe so far. Its grassland fires in NSW and further south, mostly.

01-08-2013, 04:19 AM
Australia is burning.. :(

New South Wales has out of control bushfires now. We in Brisbane are told to prepare. Our Brisbane temps will be 36 deg C 96.8 deg F. There is an hour long special on A Current Affair (http://aca.ninemsn.com.au/) as I type, about the fire. It is absolutely devastating. :(

Lulu your photo gave me a big smile. :thumbsup: Congratulations on your new family member. I am so pleased all three are doing great.

Doug, I hope Ruth's physio appointment goes well. Glad your parking fine was cancelled.

Annie, my vegetable garden is still going strong. I harvested a big bunch of silverbeet for my supper, and green beans. Lettuce is growing beautifully, I think I will have some for my lunch tomorrow. Still waiting for broccoli and zucchini to eventuate. I may have planted them too late. Never mind, I am happy to plant more silverbeet in their place if they die off.

:wave: everyone

01-08-2013, 04:23 AM
JJ, I could eat silver beet every day of the week.....

I heard on the news tonight that parts of Australia are going to reach temps into the 50's (C) tomorrow :(

01-08-2013, 04:34 AM
It is really terrifying. I am scared. I live right by the Seven Hill Bushland. If that burns, so does my house. Seven Hills Bushland is about 58 hectares in size. It s predominantly open eucalypt forest with dry rainforest species and paperbarks. It will go up like a tinderbox.. sigh.....

01-08-2013, 04:37 AM
Ah, town water JJ. We do another trial of the fire pump tomorrow. Though I think we are still pretty safe so far. Its grassland fires in NSW and further south, mostly.We haven't even been told to clean out our gutters. :( Town supply. Yup. it is a laugh. I can pee faster.. :(

01-08-2013, 04:49 AM
Lulu, go to Oodnadatta (sp?) real back blocks in Northern South Australia. Bit like the conference for the safe spot in the Mayan Crisis. It may get to the high forties. Ipswich will get to the forties, or not.

JJ better hope the Ferals stay out of your bush land. Three teenage scumbags have been arrested for lighting fires in Sydney. Sydney reached at least 43c today. but it isn't the temperature altogether.It is the wind too.

01-08-2013, 04:55 AM
oh gosh.........how scary...will be :crossfingers: and praying that the heat/wind/scumbags abate and the fires stop.

The kids are in so off to bed now:wave:

01-08-2013, 05:00 AM
Yes, I saw that on the news tonight. It is always arson. Look what happened a couple of years or so ago. It is quite breezy here tonight, I am enjoying it A delicious 26.5 deg C at 8.00pm Oh, and Annie, Northern Territory is burning too.

01-08-2013, 05:30 AM
Morning all...

Hi to All

Our National Health Service is brilliant, if I call my GP at 8.30 am I can get an appointment that day, and she will come on a home visit if required.

We have a 24 hour out of hours GP service

If it was not for our NHS me, my wife and my mother would not be here today. There is a lot of pressure on the system though due to an ageing population.

Exactly Henry...which is why I wasn't back yesterday and have only just logged on now....

Firstly. my Mother at 97 got immediate attention from a Communiity Nurse following our visit on Saturday and was in hospital 3 hours later and being seen by the plastic surgery team within an hour.......she was transferred to their wards yesterday and having skin grafting today her her leg.......all without cost.

However. I have an eye problem with one eye becoming light sensitive so had to leave a meeting last night as couldnt cope with glare..this morning I have rung up my own Doctors and have an appointment for 2.30pm and the specialist doctor is ringing me this morning with advice.....


01-08-2013, 06:04 AM
Sounds like a cataract, Geoff.

01-08-2013, 06:18 AM
Sounds like a cataract, Geoff.

Doctor doesn't think so as came on quickly JJ...........more likely muscular she thinks..anyway see what happens at 2.30!

Again well done NHS


01-08-2013, 06:30 AM
Hi all! Haven't been to WC for a while, at least not in here since I haven't been getting email notifications....I just went in and put in a different email address. So I'm posting to check if that works.

Here's what's new in our world:


Her name is Maggie and today my DH is taking her in to be spayed. :( She will be wearing the cone of shame tomorrow when we pick her up, poor girl!

Well, off to work! Have a great day! :wave:


01-08-2013, 06:43 AM
Hi Patty, just checked your profile. Everything seems OK.


01-08-2013, 07:10 AM
Oh Patty. What the heck is a DOG doing here? Scratchy clawey sniffy things. But as a traitor I will say that the dawg looks pretty good.:thumbsup: Nearly akin to Pearl.

Sleep awaiting :) :wave: Come quickly sleep for the sake of the world?

Au revoir ....

Scene Chaser
01-08-2013, 07:26 AM
Good Day All,
Lulu, wow, thatís a big baby.
I love your new painting, Lulu.
Never had a parking fine, though, I did a lot of illegal parking as a youth.:clear:

Annie, have you thought of building a greenhouse? It would control the moisture and animals.

JJ, I love any kind of green leafy vegetable. We need updated photos of your garden.

Geoff, hope the eye problem is resolved.

Hi Patty. Careful where you take your beautiful dog.:cat:


Will start a new painting today.

01-08-2013, 07:27 AM
My first 2013 post and a belated Happy New Year to all you washerbuds!

Annie, JJ and all our Oz friends - so sorry to hear about the fires! They sound very scary. Your temps are similar to our current temp (36C here today), but we have had more rain than we care for this summer. Wish I could send some your way - it would definitely damp down those fires!

Had a huge storm on Sunday afternoon and it has left a massive amount of damage around town. Heavy rain (about 47mm in half an hour) was accompanied by gale force winds. Here in Hilton the rain was horizontal and I was so thankful it was not accompanied by hail as we would have had most of our plate glass windows taken out. :eek: As it was we had the top blown out of a big tree and another big old tree completely blown out of the ground, roots and all. Thankfully our tenants were away, as it landed exactly where their car would have been parked. DH spent the whole day yesterday with a chain saw trying to cut up the tree so that we could clear away the debris.

We amazingly still have electricity though many places don't and will probably not have it restored for a few days as there is major infrastructure damage to pylons, poles and cables. Thankfully no reported deaths, but humidity levels are very high today. Enough with the rain already.

Doing some spring cleaning at the moment as well as redoing one of the bedrooms and repurposing a nice little chest of drawers I got at auction recently. Better get on and get some work done - see you all later.

01-08-2013, 07:41 AM
Nowt wrong wi dogs..........they chase cats!


Island Nipper
01-08-2013, 07:44 AM
Hello everyone, had a bad day yesterday but back in the land of the living now.

Hap, how brilliant, I rebuilt a holiday cabin for a musical instrument builder, fantastic to see him work. I could not afford one of his instruments though. Mine is a handmade Japanese Takamine the same model as Dave Stewart used in the Eurythmics. I can only play for about a 16 bars now but my pal plays it for me.

JJ I cannot believe your health system I always thought it was the best in the world, I really hope you are able to get help soon. My experience of our system has been nothing short of great. They have just supplied me with a £1500 hoist all free.
I have ordered the supplements, I also take Astaxanthin and Spirulina as recommended by folks on the ALS site.
What is silver beet?

Everyone in Oz, good luck, they should hang the arsonists.

Still not up to scratch today, so hi to everyone ::wave: and back to snooze on the recliner.

Ellen in Ont
01-08-2013, 07:50 AM
:wave: everyone,
Finished the two busy nightshifts. Tomorrow I start two day shifts. One of these days I'll find time again for painting.:rolleyes:

Max started daycare yesterday but apparently it didn't go as well as hoped. He cried all morning and wouldn't eat or drink. He did a little better by afternoon so we are all hoping he will start adjusting. He is so young to be going but children have been adjusting to daycare for many years and I continue to hold on to the hope that he will quickly learn to enjoy it. It is just so hard on his parents and grandparents during the adjustment phase. :(

This morning my plans are for computer work (including a Skype monthly meeting). Nothing else exciting.

Lulu - great photo of Gary. Glad the new arrivals are all doing well.

Patty - love the ears on Maggie. I hope she recovers quickly. We need to get one of our cats in to get spayed although there isn't a large rush as they are all indoor cats.

The fires all sound terrible. I hope there is some relief from the heat and wind soon so they can get them under control. I can't understand people starting fires in the worst possible conditions.

I better get my day started as I have some reading to do before the online meeting. Have a great day everyone.

01-08-2013, 08:11 AM
What is silver beet? It is also known as Chard.

Bill you ask after I cut all the silverbeet :lol: I will take some tomorrow..:)

This is an interesting video.


I am off to bed. see you all later..

01-08-2013, 08:13 AM
Good Morning Everyone!!!

I pressed the wrong thing and lengthy post disappeared and I am not retyping so I hope you all are having a good day and :crossfingers: :crossfingers: about the fires.

:wave: Uschi

01-08-2013, 08:57 AM
Good morning Everyone... I slept late and I have Students arriving soon... We have lots of sunshine and warm temps in SW Ontario... It's our January thaw and like spring outside...

Lulu, congratulations on the newest addition to your family! :clap: :heart:

To our Aussie friends, I sure hope you'll be able to stay safe... :mad: arsonists :mad:

I hope to be back later... I have to get my painting stuff set up for now... :wave:

01-08-2013, 09:49 AM
Happy Tuesday all;

It's cold and cloudy at the moment here. No breeze at all.

I'm sending :crossfingers: for the fires and winds down under. What a terrifying time.:(

Gary is so cute, LuLu. He must have been surprised right after that yawn.:lol:

Annie, so sorry about your veggie garden drying up.

Bill, Ms Feral looks sleek and beautiful.

Aww Patty, Maggie is just adorable. I too love her ears. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I'd never heard of silverbeet either...it must be swiss chard.

Judy, what are pot stickers? Some sort of dumpling?

Char, have a great class today!

Uschi...don't you HATE when that happens?:o

HEllo there GIll! HAPPY NEW YEAR to you too; that sounds like it was a horrible storm with lost of destruction. Sorry you are getting so much rain.

JJ, I hope they can get a handle on those fires soon and that the wind dies down.:crossfingers:

Hello there (((GEOFF))), I hope it's nothing serious with your eye. I am sending white light to your Mom that she heals good from her skin grafting surgery today.

Island, glad today is going much better for you!

Doug, good for you getting them to drop that fine.:thumbsup:

I slept better last night so that is good. We will have the girls for dinner tonight; just the two older ones. They had a hard time getting up and ready for school yesterday. Too much vacation and sleeping in.:rolleyes:

Have a GREAT day/evening everyone.:wave: :heart:

01-08-2013, 10:10 AM
Sorry I haven't been around these past few days, but I have been really busy trying to get all our Tax gear in order so that we can submit it. It is one job I hate doing each year.

Well my Willie Wagtails have all fledged, Mumand Dad haven't taken them too far away because when I use the bird caller softly one of the Adults comes and takes meal worms from me takes them to the youngsters and returns immeadiately, she feeds them about 4 to 5 mealworms each, then stays and has around the same for themselves. They will do this each time I call them, and one of them will now sit on my arm and take the mealworms from the tips of my fingers on the other hand, it's brilliant. I probably call them around 4 or so times a day. I'm hoping once they send these youngsters on their way, they will come back and renest.

Wellit is gone 2300 so off to bed.

Take Care.
Lots of Love Carolynn. :grouphug: :grouphug: :heart: :) :wave: :clap: :thumbsup: :heart: :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug:

01-08-2013, 10:16 AM
Thanks Darla....just waiting to hear from hospital on her progress.

Have just returned from Doctors.....whilst the eye is inflamed and out of balance with the other there does appear to be inflamation in the area that one would get conjunctivitus.....but it isn't that so a cream has been prescibed ( free of course) and revert back in 4 days if no better...so dark glasses remain on.......


01-08-2013, 10:22 AM
Hi all! It's the

"Eighth of January" - otherwise known as the "Battle of New Orleans" :)


01-08-2013, 10:37 AM
Ok, pot stickers are an Asian dumpling, thin skin folded over,ususally, a meat mixture and steamed in a fry pan briefly, then a bit of water in pan then covered. DELICIOUS! Google it, better yet go to a Chinese resturant and enjoy some. I get them frozen at Trader Joe's but figure you should be able to get them at a good supermarket in the Asian food frozen section.

Kids come and went on their bikes, life returns to normal.


Deborah Secor
01-08-2013, 12:08 PM
First time here in a long time, and certainly since the new year, so Happy New Year to all you washer gang!

Hate hearing about the fires in Oz. I relate--it's happened here of a summer far too often. I admit I really came in looking to see if Annie had been burned off the map, since we haven't seen her in the Gouache Corner! :wink2:

How I wish we had a vege garden anything like what I see you all have. Renting the house has resulted in sloth. Too much to do and not sure of how long e'll stay put. Beautiful spot you show there, Lulu.

LOVE the pup, Patty! (Dog person here, I admit.) Those ears are a hoot! Beautiful coloration.

Okay, I'm hot on the tail of a portrait of my granddaughter. I posted some paintings in the favorite of 2012 thread and realized I so enjoyed painting the portrait of her (and my son's dog) that I should just go at it. Posted step 1 in the Gouache Corner if anyone wants to take a peek.

Stay cool those in the southern hemisphere, and cozy snug all the rest. :wave:

01-08-2013, 12:18 PM
Sandy, loved the music! although the Americans deafeated the British in that battle :evil: it was difficult for the British to fight a war in a land 4000 miles away, overstretched would be an understatement!

General Andrew Jackson was Scots/Irish



01-08-2013, 01:05 PM
Dang it. now I have that song stuck in my HEAD !!!!!!NO NO NO NO NO!

01-08-2013, 01:54 PM

Finally made it to the end of several washes. So much going on here.

I had a bit of a mess this morning. Esme had to go in for her blood glucose testing. 24 hours this time. But darn that cat! She knew something was up. Wouldn't finish her breakfast. They all got spooked and ran under the bed. Finally I got her in the bathroom preparatory to getting her in the carrier, but then when I went back in to the bathroom she squeaked past and back under the bed. Then I got her back in the bathroom, and verrrrry carefully opened the door to get the carrier in. Then no amount of coaxing would get her into it, so a bit of pushing from behind, disentangling claws from mesh on sides and lambswool in bottom as she tried to put the brakes on slide into home plate. Sheesh.

Then stuck in morning rush hour traffic as tried to get there on time. Brought her breakfast with in case she would eat some. Luckily I put the whole bowl in a plastic bag because managed to drop the whole thing on the floor while trying to get everything set down. :rolleyes: She wouldn't touch it anyway.

I soooo needed a cup of coffee when I got home. The other two are upset as you can well imagine.

Good to hear from you Jana. Loved your Neptune man!

Char I'm going to have to call you "Char O'Keeffe" with all this poppy painting. :lol:

Patty your dog is a beauty. I love her ears.

Arsonists + dry brush -- We have those creepy scumbags here too during fire season. :crossfingers: :crossfingers: for you both JJ and Annie.

JJ can you not buy one of these at the drugstore?


Here's a link to all Futuro's ankle products. (http://www.futuro-usa.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Futuro/Global/Products/Product-Catalog/?N=5032380&rt=r3) I just bought a thumb stabilizer for my sore and swollen thumb. Cost me $22. Any of these would be better than nothing. I still have my ankle stabilizer because I have weak ligaments from tears caused by dance injuries.

Okay I'm going to have to say ^^^^ what everyone else said as it is so late and I need to get a whole bunch of stuff done.

:wave: :wave: to all and BIG HAWLTAIN


01-08-2013, 02:45 PM
When I had a diabetic cat I would sneak the carrier into the bathroom first then get him in and close the door. If you can set your carrier on its other end and put him in butt first she can't fight it as well. Frankie soon learned that he got no food until he had his shot so he would run and jump on the counter as soon as he heard me getting the injection ready. I am hoping it gets easier for you and Esme.

I am praying for those in Australia with the fires going on. Please stay safe.

Patty, Your new little dog is adorable.

Hap, I must send you a picture of the cute little bass guitar that my nephew made for his 2 year old.He even found a little amp for it. He builds beautiful instruments.

Can't remember much will just say that I hope everyone is over their lurgies. I had it and it lasted forever it seemed.

Nice weather we have been having for January. Almost 60F today. I am going out to do a little car cleaning and maybe some yard pick up.

Have a great day all.

01-08-2013, 03:15 PM
Good morning all.

I'm still alive Deborah. Just struggling with catatonia.

Speaking of which, lovely panther there Bill.:angel:

Here (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-01-08/australia-records-hottest-ever-day/4457164) is the report on yesterday. Not nearly so bad here but heat expected today. No hot winds though.

No work today. Will copy Carolynn and do our tax stuff. I hate that too but time is a running out.

Now I have an ear worm .... Tune stuck in the head.


Deborah Secor
01-08-2013, 03:29 PM
:eek: Too hot to do anything, it seems, Annie! We get those temps in the summer, too. Here you go, dearie:


01-08-2013, 04:16 PM
Evening all...

Mother only returned to ward just after 8pm...so down for 4 hours approx.....won't know what has been done till tomorrow morning...

My eyes are improving with the new ointment but just got caught by headlights of next doors car and I winced!



01-08-2013, 05:06 PM
Quick post from Texas,

We are under rain clouds and will be all night and part of tomorrow. We need the rain to keep falling to fill our lakes again.

JJ and Annie, I hope the rain starts to fall on Oz sooner than later.

I have wrenched my knee and do not know what I did. I have a Thermacare heating pad on it. I will have to put a brace on it tomorrow. It has to get well before we go to Vegas. If not, I will rent a wheelchair at the hotel. :)

My zipper got stuck on my winter jacket, so I went and picked up a new one at lunchtime today. It was half price at JCPenneys. :) Sears wanted twice as much.

White light to all of our elderly mothers who seem to be suffering this month. Hugs to all in need.

01-08-2013, 06:36 PM
It is 31 degrees Celcius here at 9.30am There is a nice breeze up here on my hill.
I have to go out and buy groceries whilst I have the use of the car.. I think I will take Monica with me, and buy her a milkshake.

Sorry I haven't been around these past few days, but I have been really busy trying to get all our Tax gear in order so that we can submit it. It is one job I hate doing each year.

Well my Willie Wagtails have all fledged, Mumand Dad haven't taken them too far away because when I use the bird caller softly one of the Adults comes and takes meal worms from me takes them to the youngsters and returns immeadiately, she feeds them about 4 to 5 mealworms each, then stays and has around the same for themselves. They will do this each time I call them, and one of them will now sit on my arm and take the mealworms from the tips of my fingers on the other hand, it's brilliant. I probably call them around 4 or so times a day. I'm hoping once they send these youngsters on their way, they will come back and renest.Video please.

Geoff, so glad it isn't anything serious.:heart: Glad the news of your mum is good so far..

Judy speaking of bikes..... I have missed two bike rides with my group so far this year. It is getting a little depressing. I am so over this ankle!

Kay, I have this one. (http://www.futuro-usa.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Futuro/Global/Products/Product-Catalog/~/Sport-Deluxe-Ankle-Stabilizer?N=5148327&rt=rud) I have had it for about 3 weeks. It helps some. Better with it on than off. :)

Deborah, I will have one of those too!!! :thumbsup:


01-08-2013, 07:50 PM
Oh good JJ. It does help. This woman I was talking to said she wears hers while sleeping because you can't really control what you do in your sleep, so that is what I am doing. Think about it. :cat:


01-09-2013, 01:36 AM
Thanks Kay xx