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03-17-2013, 02:47 AM
Greeting washers. I will do it then. :lol:

Only remembered to do my own wash this afternoon. Big big gardening day. mowing until heat exhaustion, weeding, trimming and wondering what to do with flame tree that fell over in the great winds of Oswald. It's not dead as half it's roots are still in the ground. It is resprouting. May have to cut off half it trunk and let that die and let the rest continue to regain life.. May have an avenue of flame trees without wanting.

Weeds are dreadful behind it as I can't get in with the mower. Vitamin G beckons as the weeds are those awful ornamental spotted dog things, hippoestes is their proper curse, or something close to it. :angel: morning glory and lantana are looking very prolific too. Their demise shall come next weekend. We have almost eradicated it from the back bed. Easter must be right. The Easter cassia is starting to bloom


Love to all :wave:

03-17-2013, 03:53 AM
Good morning Annie and all to follow.

Rainy here with a taupe sky by mercifully 2C and rising.

Your garden sounds wonderful Annie, time for a few more photos I think - please!

The wood pigeons are back pulling nesting material out of my rockery. Pity for them I gave it a hard pruning in the Autumn.

Shopping this morning, going out for dinner with friends this evening. What a lovely group of friends we have. We are so lucky.

Wait! I see a tinge of blue in the cloud cover! :crossfingers:


03-17-2013, 04:11 AM
Hi Annie, we may have to do some lawn mowing ourselves soon, 11 mm today and more promised tomorrow :thumbsup:
Cooler temps today too, up to 24C tomorrow.

Doug, you have good friends because you ARE a good friend to others:heart:

I didn't go into town to the festival today, the rain started before I set off so changed my plans. Had a little read of my book this afternoon, a little snooze, then back to my oil portrait. Have to say it didnt do much for my sore hand, different way of using the brushes....
I have an appointment with the hand specialist (physio) tomorrow, so will see what's what. Am making progress, but it's slow. Couldn't go without the splint yet, can see it being weeks away still. Going on holiday might do it a lot of good actually.

Auckland had two earthquakes this afternoon!

03-17-2013, 04:37 AM
Hi Lulu, take care of that hand!!
Auckland had two earthquakes this afternoon!
:eek: :eek: :eek:
That's not far from you!


03-17-2013, 04:38 AM
Morning all

Looked in during night but stepped back!

Heavy rain all night fine now, had qbout seven hours sleep would have had more but cramps came back.


03-17-2013, 04:50 AM
Hi Geoff glad you slept well.

The blue tinges are now blue patches and we are bathed in sunshine here http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Mar-2013/1046-Thumbsupicon.jpg


03-17-2013, 04:59 AM

I kept thinking of my dream all day today, as the temperatures soared to the mid 30's today. The humidity was high, and it was extremely sticky.
I had an incredible dream last night, that I was skiing for the very first time. The skis were a beautiful glowing light oak colour with red accents. The clamps where one puts their boot in, was red. My ski suit was white with red lines on it. It was the most amazing experience. I was in no pain, the rush of the wind on my face, I can still feel it several hours later. Oh - it was heaven!!! So real!~!!!!!!

I did plant my Sweet Peas today. We, here, are supposed to plant them on St Patrick's day, to guarantee they do grow :-)

I also blew up my beloved food processor.:crying: It was a Kenwood Chefette. I bought it in 1985, and it has served me so well over the years, but today, when I was grinding my almond flour, it spat at me. I turned it off, turned it on again, and black smoke poured put from under the bowl. Poop! Any suggestions on a replacement. I need one with a strong motor, 1000 watt if possible, to make my flour..

My feeding of Tania's menagerie is done. She came home after lunch today, and she, Elise and I spent a lovely couple of hours together.

Annie, I bet is was a tad cooler on your Mount, than it was here today. No weeding or digging for me, just the planting. :-)

Doug, it is going to rain here tomorrow... Have a fun day, and evening.

Lulu, good luck with physio tomorrow.

Doug, it is Auckland is far enough away, Lulu is safe. Although, that thingy plate, does run down the middle of the country.

Geoff, yay on the long sleep.

03-17-2013, 05:23 AM
Hi Lulu, take care of that hand!!

:eek: :eek: :eek:
That's not far from you!


Didn't feel a thing:)

The first was a 3.7 magnitude 65km northeast of Auckland at 4pm which was 23km deep.

The second, five minutes later, was a magnitude four and was just 6km deep. It was centred 15km east of Auckland putting under Motutapu Island, near Rangitoto Island, in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf.

Both were considered "moderate" by Geonet.
The Aucklanders sure got a fright, but no damage reported.

JJ, I love dreams like that, they stay with you and you slip in and out of the memory for a long time.
We sow sweet pea seeds here around now and then again in the springtime.
I had a lovely showing this summer, lasted for weeks.

That's a good sleep Geoff http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Mar-2013/1046-Thumbsupicon.jpg

Scene Chaser
03-17-2013, 05:45 AM
Good Day All,

No sun here yet.

Lovely dream, JJ. A gift from you subconscious.

I contacted Apple yesterday and completed the download of Mountain Lion. It is much different and takes some little retraining. One advantage is iCloud, a nice service for free as long as you have an Apple product. The computer is faster too.


03-17-2013, 06:08 AM
Lovely dream, JJ. A gift from you subconscious.

I contacted Apple yesterday and completed the download of Mountain Lion. It is much different and takes some little retraining. One advantage is iCloud, a nice service for free as long as you have an Apple product. The computer is faster too.

BillBill, yes, yes it was!!! :) I am glad you got your Mac problems sorted. I love the names they come up with eh? My android is or was running in gingerbread.. :p

03-17-2013, 06:47 AM
Hi all and to those who celebrate,"Happy St Patricks Day".I have long stayed out of the madness,it being a young persons' game.I have to say though that the drinking culture in Ireland is under severe scrutiny and not before time.Later on,there will be scenes in the cities which would put the country to shame.However to give an idea of how powerful the drinks business is,Guinness now promotes an Arthur's Day which culminates in a big hoo ha at a minute to six o'clock,it being 1759, the year Guinness set up shop ??? And it's really taking off !!!
Thank you to all the good wishes for the house move.The big three questions right now are 'where' ,'how' and 'what'-

where did this stuff all come from
how did we get so much

and really scary

what are we going to do with it all.

Photos will be taken on Tuesday,goes online on Wed and viewings from then on,so there is mad cleaning and some de-cluttering going on with me being the guiltiest party for stuff collected.All painting stuff.Bedroom had been taken over and now it all has to be "hidden" so that it can become a normal bedroom again.The big downside is that there will be serious painting done for some time although I have kept a pad and some brushes easily accessible:wink2:

No outside work can be done because it is snowing !!!:(

03-17-2013, 07:01 AM
I am watching the history channel, a documentary about the Irish.. Paddy Whacked: Irish Mob - From the gang wars of the 19th century to the 20th-century wars with the Italians, this is the history of Irish immigrants in America. The English really were awful to the Irish, and the Scottish
peoples eh!

I am curious. Was "The Mob" in Chicago of Irish descent?

03-17-2013, 07:39 AM
I am curious. Was "The Mob" in Chicago of Irish descent?

No Italian.....


Oh and St.Patrick wasn't Irish don't forget...his parents were Italians living in Scotland where he was born......


03-17-2013, 07:46 AM
Thanks Geoff.

If Saint Patrick was Scottish, how did he get to be the Patron Saint of Ireland?

03-17-2013, 08:12 AM
Morning All!
I was up early this morning... couldn't sleep any longer so got out of bed. I am as sick as a.... (not sure what to put here). Gosh. I hate being sick, especially at this time of the year. Its year end at my day job and there is lots that needs to be done by the end of the month.

When I woke up it was sunny and blue sky. Let the dogs out, came back in, poured myself a coffee, looked outside.... and no sun and heavy huge snow fakes coming down. Definitely a snow squall! And now as I write this, the sun is starting to peak out again. Definitely weird March weather.

JJ - I have a Kitchen Aide food processor that I have made almond flour in a few times without a problem. I'm not sure of the wattage of it, but been using it for almost 5 years without a problem.

Happy St. Patty's day to everyone else! If I wasn't so sick I was looking at making my Irish husband Chocolate Guinness cheese cake with Bailey's cream cheese frosting. Perhaps another time.

03-17-2013, 08:17 AM
Thanks Geoff.

If Saint Patrick was Scottish, how did he get to be the Patron Saint of Ireland?

After being captured as a slave when he was small he spent many years back in Ireland as a missionary as they were having 'faith' problems.......
He was a Bishop there,mainly in Ulster in the middle/second half of the 5th centuary..He was the first Primate of Ireland in the Cathedral in Armagh which these days is still in Ulster (the North).......with a 'sister' church down the road....both are called St.Patricks..........one being the seat of the Bishop of Dublin and therefore Catholic the other Church of Ireland........we were there Easter a few years back caravanning.....the 2 churches get on well and it is the religious homeland of Ireland.

He is one of three Saints to Ireland, St. Brigid & St.Columba being the others

03-17-2013, 08:21 AM
Thanks Geoff, for your most welcome history lesson!

03-17-2013, 08:27 AM
Good Morning Everyone!!

-10C right now, sun shining brightly and temperature will go up to around freezing during the day.

Family gathering went well, all the snackies got eaten up and I now have space for more useful food in the freezer:thumbsup:

Son and I are taking Ava for swimming again. Her next lessons start around the begining of April and we want her to be able to swim the 5 meters confidently before she starts on the 10m.

Char, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Matt!!!!!

JJ, lovely dream, happy dream and as Lulu said, it will stay with you for a long time:thumbsup: Sorry your food processor broke down, they are not cheap either:eek:

Annie, yes, I too would see new pictures from your garden.

Lulu, so glad you finally got some rain, probably too little too late for the farmers. :eek: about the earthquake. Sorry your thumb is still hurting you!

Geoff, well, you have caught up on your missed sleep for a while:evil: :D Seriously, I am glad you had such a good sleep and :crossfingers: for more.

Every police person is on call today to keep the university student mob in check today. I hope all of my student neighborsdecide to celebrate at the bars instead of having parties at home.

I hope all of you are having a good day and :grouphug: for those of you not well.

:wave: Uschi

03-17-2013, 08:38 AM

Happy St. Patrick's Day! We're blessed with glorious sunshine and cool temperatures. We'll enjoy it because all kinds of nasty (sleet, freezing rain, snow) is headed our way by tomorrow.

I wonder how Doris made out trying to visit her friend during the parade in New York...

I don't often vacuum because we have no carpets... but I dragged my machine out yesterday and ran it through the house... every now and again it's something that just needs to be done.

I've found a Spotted Turtle image to paint for the KIUAN class in the Learning Zone... he's an endangered species... I'm just waiting for permission from the photographer.

Annie, those weeds overrunning your garden are flowers that we buy, here, and put in our gardens! :lol:

Doug, perhaps you could put out some of Ruth's colourful yarn bits leftover from her projects... I'm not sure the pigeons would use them, though... You ARE a good friend...

Lulu, it's so good that you finally got a little rain... let's :crossfingers: that it's a trend... but an earthquake?? :eek:

Hi Geoff... seven hours is great...

It's too bad that your food processor has given up, JJ... Mine is a "store brand", but if I had to replace it, I'd buy a Kitchenaid. Look for a direct drive motor whatever brand you decide upon. Cool dream!

Getting your download installed painlessly is a Good Thing, Bill... :)

Welcome to the Wash, Larry! Downsizing is no easy task... we've begun by giving stuff to our youngest Son who's just moved into his own place. :)

Speaking of Matt, we're celebrating his Birthday today... kind of appropo... but, his favourite dinner is Mexican not Irish... :lol:

(((Madelaine))) "Sick as a dog..." Rest... get well!

Hi Uschi... I love those little finger foods, too... the mini quiches and the Spanakopita triangles are my favourite... So good that little Ava is becoming a strong swimmer!

((Hap)) I sure hope you're not hurting as much today.

So, it's time for me to get a second cup of coffee... and then I want to get a Birthday Cake baked for Matt... Have yourselves a happy day everyone!

03-17-2013, 09:32 AM
:wave: Good day all! Sun here, and heavy frost so the ground is white again. Had a lovely time watching the skating yesterday, our girl did wonderfully for her first time in the big leagues, and now we can send two women to the Olympics. JJ, your little champion was 21st, did a lovely clean program, she should come up the ranks if she has opportunity.

Lovely dream, JJ, could feel the wind in my face as I read, because it reminded me of a dream like that. I am walking down the road through dappled shade to the beach near my favourite campsite, the sun is shining, the birds calling, the wind is blowing strongly off the lake, and I can't think of anything more blissful :D

Ah, vacuuming Char, I have to do it today, I do have carpets, unfortunately.
Hope you get to some painting, looking forward to seeing your grey fox. Happy Birthday to Matt!

(((Madeline))) no fun being sick just as Spring is around the corner.

Hi Uschi, Geoff, Bill, Lulu, Doug, Annie!

Good luck with that downsizing, Larry, it's taken me several moves to get closer to the minimum amount of 'stuff' :)

I hope you all have a rewarding day! :grouphug: :heart: :grouphug:

03-17-2013, 09:40 AM
WHAT, in the name of Heaven, is regex-tnl.com?????????????

03-17-2013, 09:51 AM
We have been trying to find out Char. It seems to have been tagged on to the end of wetcanvas pages and is slowing down the loading process.

There's quite a lot on the web about it but it doesn't explain what it is for or what it does.


03-17-2013, 10:06 AM
Could it be Google Chrome? I've blocked the Ads, but Google still needs to track my usage, so is regex-tnl their way of doing just that?

IE8 seems to load much faster...

03-17-2013, 10:12 AM
I get it and I'm using Firefox Char.

Here it is at the end of the page source code:
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.regex-tnl.com/tnl.php"></script>

<script type="text/javascript">
// Main vBulletin Javascript Initialization
<script src="http://www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js" type="text/javascript">
<script type="text/javascript">
_uacct = "UA-1307978-1";
<!-- end footer template WetCanvas default style -->


03-17-2013, 10:16 AM
Just did a search for urchintracker and found this:
Google's Urchin Web Analytics Software analyzes traffic for one or more websites and provides accurate and easy-to-understand reports on your visitors - where they come from, how they use your site, what converts them into customers, and much more.

It's used specifically when you have content behind a security firewall or on an intranet or internal network that prevents you from using the Google Analytics service.
Google Analytics


03-17-2013, 10:35 AM
So, my guess about Google was partly correct. It's interesting that IE8 is not succumbing to this code. My pages are loading quickly which isn't logical because the same code exists for all browsers.

03-17-2013, 11:08 AM
I wondered about that too, a nuisance! I am using Firefox. I would go back to IE, but I get problems with my OS (XP home which is out of date for some sites).

03-17-2013, 11:21 AM
Doug and Lynn, do you have AdBlock turned on? I wonder if that's part of the problem. Ever since our owners allowed Google advertising, I've been experiencing problems. For one thing, those ads are targeted to my recent searches... which is creepy.

03-17-2013, 11:25 AM
All my last night's dishes are done and the kitchen/dining area, living room are clean again.

I haven't a clue what you techies are talking about. Whatever my techi son put on my computer is what I use and I don't have a clue what he did put on. Too scared to touch anything else:lol:

I am not aware of 99.9% of my dreams:lol: I am a deep sleeper:thumbsup:

:wave: Uschi

Scene Chaser
03-17-2013, 11:36 AM
Geoff, I hear that St. Patrick also heard voices in his head, which tells me he was also schizophrenic. I always thought he was English. So, I've learned something new in that he was a son of Italians living in Scotland.

Char, Happy Birthday to Matt.

Everyone, Happy St. Patrick's Day. I have an old can of Guinness. I'll see if it's any good.

03-17-2013, 11:42 AM
The Boy justt finsihed a long Spring essay about the history of St. Patrick. :) It even had his birth name :) which I cannot remember. I dug out his paper: Maewyn Succat - Roman Britian


Nothing on the books today except cleaning up after scout camp, which requires load after load of laundry: gear and clothes.

Have a great day all!

03-17-2013, 12:37 PM
Top 'o The Mornin' to Those who Celebrate! Today's GOOGLE Doodle is really adorable. And for the rest, hope your Sunday is, was or will be a lovely one!

Your Pretzel video is outstanding. (Why am I not surprised?) Soooo clearly explained. Is it possible to add the list of ingredients in your comments below the video screen? They go past pretty quickly in the video.
You said: "I don't enjoy watching wobbly videos, so I don't make wobbly videos."
How'd you do it, Caryl? A tripod, for static shots? Did you have an assistant doing the very smooth zooming for the close-ups?
Who knew that there are dozens of pretzel making how-to videos online? I was inspired to watch a whole variety of them, one after another -- they are all poorly made -- both the videos and the pretzels. And that may be why Caryl made hers! Caryl's, of course, are perfect . . . .

You wrote,"My Mac upgrade went well, now I will download the Lion upgrade, and I'm done."
Me, too! It was amazing how many intervening steps/updates were needed to bring my 4-years-old-this-month iMac up to speed so I can download Mountain Lion. My techie son took remote control of my Mac from his home in California -- and I could just sit here in Maryland (hands in pockets to stop myself from reflexively reaching for the mouse) and watch as he moved HIS cursor on MY screen from 3,000 miles away! Totally cool, and a big help. I'm glad you were able to skip Lion and go straight to Mountain Lion. I must say the prospect of another steep learning curve is daunting -- I can barely "get" what I have now!

Wow, Bill and Char! How nifty, your new Lodge bread pans! I have a collection of cast iron skillets and bakeware inherited through my mother from my American grandmother, her mother-in-law, who was a bride before the turn of the (20th) century! They will last forever. : )

If your Mac is new enough to have come with Lion installed, there is a chance it may qualify for a free upgrade to Mountain Lion -- check the online Apple store to find out.

Keeping my paws crossed that Esme's on her way back to better health!

I LOVE Daylight Savings Time!!! Since my eyesight won't allow me to drive at night, my day was effectively ending at 4 PM during the deepest part of winter. A couple of times I was caught out too late, after overstaying my shopping trips in a windowless store. I drove home in fear, literally trembling, because I really couldn't see well enough. Last night there was still a streak of pink in the dusky western sky at 8:00 PM -- and it will only get better. I feel like a released prisoner. On the other hand, the tradeoff will be the coming onslaught of god-awful summer heat and humidity.

Your snack-y family dinner sounded like great fun. I bet they loved your menu! : )

Go get those Ping Pong tournament singles-playing men! You'll give 'em a run for their money!

Great Britain People:
It seems as if our US Eastern (Daylight savings) time is now just 4 hours
later than your time. Will that change? Do you have a Daylight Savings plan? Until last week you were 5 hours ahead. I still haven't figured out the exact time differentials for eastern and western Australia and for New Zealand! I think JJ and Annie are about 14 hours ahead of my time. True? But what about Carolynn and Lulu?

Loved the video commercial! Sent it to both my iPad loving (and French loving) kids. (Thanks, Uschi, for forwarding).

Any signs of life among the resident frog population?

I hope these bad headaches are on their way out! (What a great dream! )

Your "Gingerbread" computer OS sounds a whole lot more user friendly than Leopards, Lions and others of the Apple OS big cats!<G>

Your drawing for the "Portrait With Fly" is a work of art already!

Your upcoming travel adventures will take us all on a trip to a seldom visited part of the world. Who will watch your adopted feline kids while you are away?

The newly chosen Pope Francis seems to be making all the right moves to endear himself to his enormous far-flung flock.

So glad that you dropped in, even briefly! Baseball season starting in less than two weeks? You'll be busy, busy, busy -- but happy!

Thinking about Saint Patrick's Day in New York brings back memories of very early childhood, when we lived across from Central Park at east 84th street. We always begged to go to the big parade, but were never allowed to.

Welcome to The Wash, from a very irregular poster (more or less one of the much despised Lurkers, but a never-miss a day reader of many years' duration).
We are always told, here in America, that the big drinking celebration of St. Patrick's Day is a strictly American phenomenon; that the holiday is scarcely observed in Ireland except as a Saint's Day. Your account certainly runs counter to that! Anyway, St. Patrick has MY vote, for having driven the snakes out of Ireland. I wonder who did that for New Zealand?

I can never move. It would take an army to shovel out (as Char would say) my lifetime's accumulation of "stuff." My children are going to hate me . . . but there is treasure among the dross, and finding it will keep them going. <G>

Oh, those cabbage rolls, like everything you prepare, look just fabulous! Your food photography is always such fun to see. Are you making a printed book of your family's favorite recipes illustrated with your wonderful pictures? I bet they'd be thrilled. I know *I* would be!

You do have a most enviable social life. Lovely to have a circle of close friends who enjoy the same activities and are a jolly crew!

I signed the Google petition on your behalf. How frustrating for you to lose such a valuable tool.

I went to see the puppy patterns. Makes me want to knit! I haven't done any knitting in centuries (well, certainly not in THIS century. : ) Eons ago, I knitted intricate argyle socks for college boyfriends. Knitting an argyle with all those different colored bobbins hanging from the needles turned out to be an even better magnet for unattached guys than walking a cute dog! I'd love to knit one of those adorable puppies, but doubt I could manage to follow a pattern after so long. Can't wait to see yours!<G>

I am green with envy as you watch the Figure Skating World's! We cannot get them at all in the US, as far as I can see, unless we have a very fancy TV package, and pay.

Nipper Geoff:
It was really great to see you and your grandbaby! What wonderful eyes he has! Loved hearing about your misspent youth. Black current and rum? That might be really rather wonderful, except for the errant cows.

Original Geoff:
OF COURSE we miss you when you are late checking in! I've grown so used to a visit from you in the middle of my night, when I wake up after MY four hours of sleep, that it just doesn't seem right when you aren't there with your weather, golf prospects and sleep report. (Although Peter has been making up for that lately with his growing collection of kewpies!)

You slept seven hours last night? Isn't that some kind of a record for you?

Your just-sold painting is terrific; lucky buyers! That's a scene I'd love to see in person, but you brought it beautifully to life, and the perspective is so complicated! Hope you'll do more like that, and show them to us.

Did you know that complete loss of desire to eat, even without a lot of pain or any nausea, is a common concurrence with kidney stones or other problems? (Yes, I learned that the hard way.)

What a wonderfully wicked sense of humor you have. <G> Your brother's photos are as stunning as your unique painting style. His butterfly close-up suddenly made me realize that is exactly how one would look to another butterfly!

I'm relieved, actually, that the doctors have decided to be conservative and not risk the planned surgery. But not just because of the dangers of the anesthesia. My daughter is in recovery from a severely frozen shoulder, so screamingly painful that she could not function at all, had to keep her entire left arm wrapped in big plastic bags filled with ice at all times, and had to take a three-month medical leave of absence, because she could not even dress herself in the mornings. Sadly, her other shoulder is now showing unmistakable signs of beginning the same condition, just as the first is beginning to be less painful and she has returned to work (but she still has no range of motion). She was warned by her wonderful medical team that recovery, in the case of surgical intervention, would be long, difficult, and horribly painful. I have a very good friend who literally walked out of the hospital under his own steam within days of both knee and hip replacements, but was completely felled by shoulder surgery. He was unable to sleep in a bed for six weeks after an operation like the one that had been planned for Winnie. He said it was hideously, unbearably, cry outloud painful. So, I think maybe you've ducked a bomb. I was so concerned, but didn't want to butt in when she had such high hopes and wanted the surgery so much

The bathroom fix-up is fabulous! It's truly beautiful, and will add to the value of your home, as well as to Winnie's comfort and safety. It must make your job helping her a bit easier, too. It's hard to believe all that tearing-down and installation was accomplished in just a few days' time. Such a handsome sink, too. Not at all the el-cheapo standard issue one would expect from the government. Yes, I'm envious! Will you have to repay any of the cost if/when you sell the house?

As usual, once I finally get going writing, I can't stop! I'll never be able to include everyone in any one post -- but I THINK replies to myself as I read each and every bit of shared news, and send hopeful energy to all in need, while celebrating all good and happy reports.

Take care, All-
Hugs from Maryland, USA.

03-17-2013, 12:38 PM
Being lazy, Larry is working and I have a quiet house. I'm going to go paint in a few.:thumbsup:

The family is coming over for dinner later. Larry is working until 3pm so they won't be here until much later. I've got to make something for dessert yet too.

(((Madelaine))) hope you feel better soon...the dreaded "yuck" has hit you too?

I've also got to repot a plant, write out some bills to pay, make a check-list (for our trip), do a bit of laundry. I've decided not to do my walk on my treadmill today. But will get back on it tomorrow.;)

I was using Google Chrome and couldn't load WC's pages...went to IE and all is well.:confused:

I hope you all have a WONDERFUL ST PATRICK'S DAY!:clap:

BBL:wave: :heart:

03-17-2013, 12:50 PM
Good morning. Had a little drizzle over night. Making breakfast for DH. It has been a tradition since we got married.

Today will include seeing Mom and grocery shopping. Tonight, I have to iron and drive our dog crazy with the beeping iron. She even hides from the microwave oven when we push the buttons. It is quite funny to see her run out of the room.

Everyone have a great day, and hugs to all in need.

03-17-2013, 12:59 PM
Char, I do have ad block on Firefox turned on, works a treat for Johannes video transmissions, do you think it is the problem?

Wonderful newsy message, Lynn/LC! I am sure you could do the knitting, stitches not complicated at all. It is putting it together that requires some attention. Ruth just gave me a hint about sewing small pieces from the right side, will have to try it soon. The skating is fabulous, don't know how the human body can do those things! Your little American lady, Gracie Gold, did well, came in 6th, and your wonderful dance pair won...again! They and our top team keep exchanging the honours.

I hope you got to your brushes, Darla, I am going to mine once I get off here.

03-17-2013, 01:26 PM
Afternoon all.......

LynnLC...no I didn't know that about appetite/kidneys..explains a lot actually.

The snow view could be repeated today...an hour ago I was working in garden/ caravan trying to find a blown fuse...and now look!



03-17-2013, 01:36 PM
I have always understood he was Roman . So he could be anything Ethnically, as the Romans made people into Romans ,after they captured them . from everywhere , even many of their Emperors were not all Romans . ( Germanicus )
He was Roman ,not Italian .Rome was like the USA, all kinds of people from their world ,conquered by the Romans ,were brought home as slaves and then elevated, freed or made honorary Roman, sometimes .
June:) :wave:

03-17-2013, 02:00 PM

Popping in - not been feeling to good today for some reason - just feeling a bit icky.....not sure what it is ....

Strange day today really - although it is St Patrick's Day we don't celebrate it as unfortunately my brother Harry was buried on the same day so things are pretty somber here. Just watching Songs of Praise and they sang Oh Danny Boy which had me in tears as it always reminds me of our kid.

It is also my neice Carla's 15th birthday - unfortunately I was unable to send her a card etc since I had a big fall out with her parents and am banned from contacting the kids.

Lynn/LC - to be honest Mum was terrified of having the surgery so it worked out for the best really - she is having her cataract surgery tomorrow though but that should be a walk in the park compared to the shoulder one.......I hope!!

As for the wetroom - the toilet and basin are original - they didn't provide those...all they did was take a wall down - remove the wall covering on two walls and tiled them - put in a new shower - shower seat - flooring - rehung the door to open the opposite way and put in a new fan. Am waiting for them to replace the lighting = may have to ring them tomorrow.

Don't ever be afraid of giving me your opinion on anything - I welcome any advice whether it be personal or to do with painting. :thumbsup:

Think I need a snooze see if I feel better.......oh and one interesting point re St Patrick - his scribe was called Brogan...........enough said.... :evil: ;)

Waving to everyone :wave:


Pat xxx

03-17-2013, 03:22 PM
Hi :wave:

45 years ago today, Jack and I were married in Carson City Nevada, we always celebrate St Pat's day
Still going strong after all these years (touch wood)

Geoff I remember one year in April we had snow just after planting 16 rose bushs :eek:

British Summer Time starts one week before we do in the US, (as I remember)

The Scots were as hard on their own as others, I read about "The Clearances" which is why so many went to Northern Ireland.

So far a quiet day, Jack and I are going out for a good old steak dinner tonight, although I may decide on lamb (yum :smug: ) or salmon.

Have a good day y'all

03-17-2013, 03:52 PM
Evening all.......

Snow stopped here but rain now starting..looks as if we are due for a bad week which may spoil the caravanning at weekend..

Pat....anesthesia and the old......I am pleased that it isn't going to happen for Winnie having seen what it did to my Mother, I didn't mention this before as didn't want to have an effect on your life...my Mother was all for it of course and we were not!

JudyL.. Hour forward here Easter weekend....
Today as it was such a nice day I took my 4 oleanders out of the conservatory where they had been sheltered for the winter and put them outside and within the hour the snow started!

Interesting e-mail tonight from the son-in-law of the Late importer of Yorkminster Brushes which have been mentioned a few times in the recent past.....anyway he is sending me some samples and a price list so perhaps I can repost on them later......


03-17-2013, 04:04 PM
Good Afternoon all,

Happy St. Patrick's Day to all who are Irish or wish you were today. ;)

It is quarter to four in the p.m. here in overcast Oakwood. No blue showing, just lots of white clouds.

Just put my corned beef on the stove to simmer. We're having the traditional menu of corned beef and cabbage and potatoes (kind of like bubble and squeak) and carrots. I make a yummy mustard sauce to go with the meat: make 1 C rich bechamel (white) sauce and stir in enough mustard to flavor it and turn it a light yellow. Much smoother than just plain old mustard. ;)

When we were living in Italy, I got three file card boxes and copied my family recipes for each of the kids. Gave it to them as Christmas presents. I didn't have a computer at the time which would have been quite a time saver, for sure. :lol:

I am curious. Was "The Mob" in Chicago of Irish descent

JJ, Geoff is half right...there were two different "mobs" in Chicago in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The North Side mob was an Irish-American gang headed up by George Moran and the South Side Mob was an Italian-American gang headed up by Al Capone. They fought a turf war and succeeded in killing members of each group.

Sorry about your food processor. I had a Cuisinart processor for 30 years and it worked great, but in 2010, I decided to get a new one. After doing a lot of research on line, I decided to replace it with a Kitchen Aid Food Processor. I don't know if it has 1000 watts, all I could find is that it is 120 V.A.C. volts and 60 Hz. It seems pretty strong and has lots of accessories making it quite useful.

Hope you have many, many more anniversaries to celebrate together.

Irishman, Welcome to the Daily Wash! Good luck with your cleaning out your home and getting it on the market. :crossfingers: for a quick sale at a good price so you can move into your new home.

Uschi, I'm like you. I almost never remember any dreams I have unless they are scary ones and Larry has to wake me up because I'm mumbling (screaming) in my sleep. :rolleyes:

:wave: to all who were here before me. Gotta do some research on line for Larry, so will say Toodle oo for now.



03-17-2013, 04:24 PM
Thanks Lynn!

Time zones....time changes. We live in the land of Zulu or GMT in this house. It's SO much easier, until we have to deal with the outside world! LOL.

Pretzel ingredients going up on the page as we speak.

And I use two full 1080p cameras, one on a tripod and one on a magnetic twist mount. The walking shots are steady from LOTS of practice. The rest happens in editing.

03-17-2013, 08:02 PM
JJ, lovely dream, happy dream and as Lulu said, it will stay with you for a long time:thumbsup: Sorry your food processor broke down, they are not cheap either:eek: I can still see my dream in my head, I guess it is there to stay. :-) Food Processors. Oh yes! I sure am finding out how expensive they are. :eek: When I bought my Chefette, it cost 120.00 which was a a fortune in 1985, so I shouldn't be surprised eh.

Lovely dream, JJ, could feel the wind in my face as I read, because it reminded me of a dream like that. I am walking down the road through dappled shade to the beach near my favourite campsite, the sun is shining, the birds calling, the wind is blowing strongly off the lake, and I can't think of anything more blissful :D :heart: Good for the Australian skater. It was hard competition.

WHAT, in the name of Heaven, is regex-tnl.com?????????????
I haven't seen that? I have Adblock turned on for all the websites I frequent.

Lynn/LC so good to see you pop in. My headaches are getting better. I find them debilitating when they happen, as I rarely get them, and I am pretty sure, the majority of them are cause by my gut problems.

YAY!!! Geoff, snow photo! :heart:

(((((Pat))))) Feel better girlfriend..:heart:

45 years ago today, Jack and I were married in Carson City Nevada, we always celebrate St Pat's day
Still going strong after all these years (touch wood)HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! My formers husband I were married on St Patricks day too. He and his mother picked the date :lol: I had no idea.

JJ, Geoff is half right...there were two different "mobs" in Chicago in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The North Side mob was an Irish-American gang headed up by George Moran and the South Side Mob was an Italian-American gang headed up by Al Capone. They fought a turf war and succeeded in killing members of each group.
....and while they were hell bent on killing each other, the Scottish immigrants set about working the land. So I have been reading. :)

thread about Lighting ( JJ, Geoff is half right...there were two different "mobs" in Chicago in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The North Side mob was an Irish-American gang headed up by George Moran and the South Side Mob was an Italian-American gang headed up by Al Capone. They fought a turf war and succeeded in killing members of each group.

Alan Owen has started a [B][URL="http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=19528207&posted=1#post19528207), that I think will be interesting.. We have had this discussion before, but, with progress, being what it is, I bet there are a lot more fabulous lighting systems out there now. I really look forward to reading all your replies.. :) The right lighting is so important..

03-17-2013, 08:41 PM
:lol: I picked the date really, I knew that he would not forget the date!, sometimes it is tricky getting reservations.

New Gamboge
03-17-2013, 09:06 PM
Hi everyone - I have finally succumbed to the dreadful cold - everyone else had it and I thought it had missed me, but no such luck. I have been enjoying the world women's curling, and the skating.

I have had 2 frozen shoulders - from different causes - after having one physio make the first one worse, I got one who specializes in shoulders - he said even if you have an operation, you still have to have physio, so why bother with the operation. It worked for me both times, and yes, it is extremely painful.

JJ - at least you know you dream in colour - one of my first art teachers brought the subject up - and it took me years to discover I do dream in colour. Betty :cat:

03-17-2013, 09:18 PM
Happy St Pat's day all you O'Washies!

busy but quiet day here. Anne worked on school work, I worked on cleaning the kitchen and cooking the Corned beef brisket and cabbage. Corned beef cooked in the oven with spices and "juice" for 5 hours and cabbage sauteed with bacon bits and served slightly al dente. Came out FABULOUS! So tender no knife was needed and a sprinkle of peppered vinegar on the cabbage made it all the more wonderful. We are replete!

Anne and I were married almost half way between our birthdays...my Bd is th 25th of this month, her's is the 9th of next...and our anniversary (40 this year!!) is the day BEFORE April Fool's day! :angel: :wink2: Anne does not know it yet but I had a ruby and diamond necklace made for her this year it will be a GREAT surprise. :clap: Judy, hope that you and Jack enjoyed a wonderful day and make the next 45 just as memorable!!:thumbsup:

Right now it's a quarter past 6 in the evening and I am taking a rest from cleaning up the kitchen (second time today!!) and we'll be having shortbread cookies and tea shortly...it has been a good day!

Monday is "open" other than the usual errands and chores, Tuesday is booked solid from dawn to well past dusk:eek: , Wednesday is half filled already and it will likely be Thursday before I get paper wet if I manage it then:( . Friday I have no idea what's going on, and Saturday and Sunday I'll be at the Ballpark doing training for the new rookies one day and the returning folks the next.. At this point I am wondering how I EVER had time for a career and a family!!:rolleyes:

Time to go scrub the meat pan...this was one fatty brisket this year!!:eek:

hugs to all that need em!!

03-17-2013, 11:06 PM

Geoff - I always weigh up the pros and cons of anything concerning my Mum - I told her from the beginning that we would have to listen to the professionals advice and weigh up the options carefully before deciding to go ahead.

To be honest the one thing I was worrying more about was if the operation had gone ahead safely - how I was going to cope when she got home - getting her in and out of bed and moving her around. No need to worry about that now.


Pat xxx

New Gamboge
03-17-2013, 11:17 PM
Hi again - I had never heard of Arthur's Day before reading it on WC - and tonight I have been watching the National Geographic Channel - and they have a special on Guiness, and Arthur's Day - very interesting! Betty

03-18-2013, 12:51 AM
We had a very nice dinner at the Outback Steakhouse :smug: Lovely, I had salmon, broccoli and brown bread, Jack had steak (of course) mixed vegetables, mashed potatoes and an amazing dessert, a combination of brownies ice cream chocolate syrup and whipped cream and some sprinkles, I helped a little :rolleyes: and had a very nice chardonnay

We'll go back