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idylbrush
02-16-2008, 11:11 PM
Time to wipe the slate clean and start all over again.

Lady Carol
02-17-2008, 11:26 AM
Thanks for your well wishes in the last week's QDC. I feel really crappy at the moment. I leave for Oz on Thursday, so I hope that I am over most of it by then, or I will be spreading disease with the greatest of ease on those flights. Nothing like a contained area to spread disease around - my fellow passengers are going to love me a couple days later.

idylbrush
02-17-2008, 12:05 PM
Hopefully, your moment of contagious behavior is well past and you are going to be well enough no one will know.

Lady Carol
02-17-2008, 01:46 PM
I hope you are right. On a regular week, I would most likely take tomorrow off because of this, but having stuff that really has to get done before I go, I cannot see that happening.

Ozone
02-17-2008, 03:36 PM
Carol - that's right, you come and see Oz. You know Oz will make you feel better!

Oz
____________________
Aim small, shoot small.

Katwyld
02-17-2008, 03:44 PM
Hope you get feeling better soon, Carol... that long of a flight when you're not feeling well can't be fun. :( *hugs*

howyadoin
02-17-2008, 04:25 PM
Oh, man. Is it really SUnday already? Weekends are too short.

mrs willow
02-17-2008, 04:44 PM
Carol :wave: I do hope you feel better ...especially well before Thursday!
What part of Oz are you coming to? Sydney...I would imagine! How long are you staying?
Best wishes Sandy

Ozone
02-17-2008, 05:52 PM
Waiter, my check please. I'm going to "hooters."

Oz
____________________
Aim small, shoot small.

Lady Carol
02-17-2008, 06:04 PM
:music: We're off to see the Wizard
The wonderful Wizard of Oz :music:


Sandy we are going to Sydney for most of the 4 weeks. That is where most of the family is, mine and Craig's. I am hoping to get up to Brizzie for a few days to see my brother. Aside from that, not sure where else we will be. My sister wants to go on a fishing weekend to Port Stephens or Nelson's Bay. I do not mind, either is fine with me, just as long as it involves a fishing pole and a few prawns.

howyadoin
02-17-2008, 07:56 PM
Another culinary adventure:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2076/2272139247_c54fb6cd9c.jpg

That, my friends, is a peanuter-butter-and-strawberry-jam sandwich, dipped in pancake batter, fried in butter, and sprinkled with icing sugar.

Lady Carol
02-17-2008, 08:06 PM
Bret - that is very nutritionous. I hope you had a vitamin pill with that :lol:

You people from North America have funny tastes.

Katwyld
02-17-2008, 08:41 PM
You people from North America have funny tastes.

Hey now... Don't group me in with that! hehehe

That's... interesting... Um... Are you pregnant, Bret? Those are some weird foods you're eating! :wink2:

~~Kathleen
02-17-2008, 09:08 PM
I have to admit (wierd or not) that is sure tempting.
Whoda thunk....Dipped in pancake batter....almost like a Monte Christo!
YUM!
~~Kathleen
(Who is a North American Canadian:lol:)

howyadoin
02-18-2008, 02:21 AM
I got the sandwich idea from this article (http://www.esquire.com/features/food-drink/sandwiches). And yeah, they actually called it a Trailer Park Monte Christo.

idylbrush
02-18-2008, 09:09 AM
OK, Carol, its all your fault. I got 7 hours sleep last night, can't remember the last time that happened. 2 melatonin tabs and I slept through the night, no fuzzy aftermath or feeling of being out of it. Maybe this is the solution. I sure do hope so.

http://hcowdrick.blogspot.com/

Video of the gallery where the show opened is found on the second post from the top. Quick, non invasive and easy.

Did nothing over the weekend. First time I have taken off in over two years. Did nothing art and feel guilty as all get out. Know I needed it but still that nagging feeling.

Time to get back on track and at some point I need to start on my self portrait for the acrylics challenge. May not make this one. Life has a way of getting in the way now and again.

Thomas Greaves
02-18-2008, 02:45 PM
You aren't the only one who took time away from the studio today Howard. I decided it was time I refreshed my eyes to the concept of daylight, so I took myself for a walk in the afternoon winter sun. Didn't quite escape my art though.....took the camera along and feasted my sight on all the wonderful motifs that can be found within such a short distance from home. Came home with the memory full of stuff that I probably won't live long enough to paint :lol:
I remember reading somewhere, years ago, that an artist who needs to travel more than a mile from his studio is an artist without eyes.

Digitally rendered, but this is the way i perceived it.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Feb-2008/102755-2008.02.18.e.jpg

idylbrush
02-18-2008, 03:37 PM
From my garden today...
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Feb-2008/36241-fuschia.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Feb-2008/36241-geranium.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Feb-2008/36241-minirose.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Feb-2008/36241-windowbox.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Feb-2008/36241-yellowdaisey.jpg

Just a few of the goodies from the front yard. Picked the first tomatoes today. Salad this evening.

Shirl Parker
02-18-2008, 04:03 PM
Hey Howard, are you sure this isn't you? http://mgonline.com/

Shirl

debee
02-18-2008, 04:07 PM
Fresh tomatoes!! Now I'm just thoroughly jealous.

~~Kathleen
02-18-2008, 04:33 PM
As if the neighbours dog wasn't bad enough, chasing the cats up the trees, a crow decided to check them out while they were up there..
The poor dears spent a good hour tree'd today!....
Beautiful sky though. (somehow, I don't think the cats cared! :lol:
http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s107/shaughnbirch/DSC_0024-1.jpg

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s107/shaughnbirch/DSC_0025-1.jpg

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s107/shaughnbirch/DSC_0026-1.jpg

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s107/shaughnbirch/DSC_0027-2.jpg

~~Kathleen
02-18-2008, 04:40 PM
Howard, those flowers are looking delicious....Are you sure you don't need someone to share that salad with?:lol:
Good show on finally getting some well deserved rest at night.
Your window box is doing wonderfully and are the Ivy and Lobellia ever growing now.
Thomas, I have to admit, that the colours just escape me somehow in this one. But what is life without different ways of seeing things?
~~Kathleen

Linee
02-18-2008, 06:44 PM
Hey everybody...it's my anniversary. Been married 19 years. :D

~~Kathleen
02-18-2008, 07:01 PM
Obviously you are doing a good job there.
Happy Annivesary, and many many more to you and your lucky Husband!
~~Kathleen

Thomas Greaves
02-18-2008, 07:02 PM
Well Kathleen, it has been so ridiculously dry and frosty here for the past few weeks that when the sun goes down to the horizon in late afternoon, it stays bright golden instead of turning the more usual red. This has the effect of making everything appear as though it is on fire. Add to that the fact that the pollarded tree in the photo is a golden willow [so called due to the colour of the bark on the young branches] and you will appreciate that it really was that colour [well....almost :lol:]
From your photos I now understand how everything can look so flat grey over there for you sometimes.

Howard it will be a few months yet before that particular fuschia species will be flowering here. Grrr! how I envy you your climate. :lol:

Now I understand why sometimes people find my colour 'too much'. I viewd WC on a couple of other monitors at a friends house this evening....'garrish' was a word that sprung to mind. I'm fortunate in having a very expensive, large screen, tube type monitor [last time they were on sale they were $2200+] It's very cumbersome, but my what a difference in the viewing quality. There still isn't anything on the market with a higher resolution, even amongst HD televisions.

idylbrush
02-18-2008, 07:02 PM
Congratulations on your anniversary. Well done, 19 years. Bravo.

Thomas Greaves
02-18-2008, 07:06 PM
Linda
Congratulations on your anniversary. 19 years eh....that takes some stamina :lol:

Thomas.

Linee
02-18-2008, 07:20 PM
Thanks Kathleen, Howard, Thomas. Yes, I have lots of stamina. My husband has even more to put up with me. Lol!

Lady Carol
02-18-2008, 08:32 PM
Well we have postponed our trip by two weeks. Sucks but we both feel really crappy and hubby is 3 days behind me in the crappiness stakes.

Congrats Linda on 19 years how wonderful. We are coming up 20 next month on ours :D although I am sure there are plenty here who have a squillion more years under their belt.

Linee
02-18-2008, 08:48 PM
Well we have postponed our trip by two weeks. Sucks but we both feel really crappy and hubby is 3 days behind me in the crappiness stakes.

Congrats Linda on 19 years how wonderful. We are coming up 20 next month on ours :D although I am sure there are plenty here who have a squillion more years under their belt.

Sorry about your illnesses.

About those squillion years...that's where we hope to be some day. "Until death do we part." :D You do come up with the funniest words, Carol. You need publish your own dictionary, me thinks. :wink2:

~~Kathleen
02-18-2008, 09:12 PM
Well we have postponed our trip by two weeks. Sucks but we both feel really crappy and hubby is 3 days behind me in the crappiness stakes.
I am so sorry you are all ill Carol, but postponing the holiday just makes more sense.
'Sides, how can you enjoy a holiday while sick?
((Hugs for betters))
~~Kathleen

Gillette
02-19-2008, 03:04 AM
I'm glad you were able to delay your holiday,Carol, not much fun when you're below par, and those long flights are enough to knock you about anyway, I'm so glad I don't have to do them any more, and I had to go right across to Perth.
The weather has been pretty awful for a while over East, so by the time you get there, it should be good again, nice balmy Autumn weather.
Incidentally this is my 51st year of marriage to a dear kind man, I don't know how he's put up with me either, not an easy run for him, but he's calm and patient, opposites really do get on better, and we do agree to differ frequently.
Howard I love the shots of your garden, I have an acre here, and we get the bulbs and blossoms in the winter and roses in summer, and veggies all the year round, no rest for the gardeners either.I just wish we could get more rain, there's a cyclone headind down the West coast, maybe it's influence will spare a drop for us, even though we're 1800kms South of it, they do affect our weather.
Jane.

mrs willow
02-19-2008, 04:47 AM
So sorry you had to postphone your holiday Carol ....but it is probably for the best.Make sure you are both fit and well....it is (I believe) a gruelling flight!
Congratulations Linda! We are coming up to 48 years.!!
Sandy

sun_shine
02-19-2008, 08:01 AM
Digitally rendered, but this is the way i perceived it.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Feb-2008/102755-2008.02.18.e.jpg

This is so absolutely beautiful. I have a real romantic notion about this kind of weather we have now. Bright blue skys, feeling the crispy grass crunch under myfeet, bright - firey sun, I feel most happy with frosty days. I love the way the sun lights up everything it touches, much more than in the summer. Anyway...love the pic!

Linee
02-19-2008, 10:12 AM
Congratulations Linda! We are coming up to 48 years.!!
Sandy

48? You look so young! You deserve a big celebration, even if it's not your 50th yet. :)

Lady Carol
02-19-2008, 01:18 PM
About those squillion years...that's where we hope to be some day. "Until death do we part." :D You do come up with the funniest words, Carol. You need publish your own dictionary, me thinks. :wink2:
:lol: yeah guess you are right. We do have this book for all our non-Aussie friends so they can translate a lot of what we say.

Here is a lesson for you Linda: I am chucking a sickie today.

No it doesn't mean I am puking or anything like that, it means that I have taken the day off work because I am ill. Chucking a sickie can also mean that you are taking the day off work because you just felt like it and are using that as an excuse so the boss won't throw a fit.

Katwyld
02-19-2008, 01:39 PM
Kathleen, those are some rather amusing pics... the cats have come out of the trees by now, I hope? Bet they were up there saying 'Oh, bother'. :lol:

Carol, I think you made the right decision, but I'm sorry you're still not feeling well, and your hubby, too. Have to agree on the dictionary, though... heh It amuses me to hear common phrases from other countries... heck, even around our own country is funny... as a northerner in the south, I still chuckle at a lot of them.

Congrats Linda! I'm hoping to get there someday... We're just coming on 4 years, so we still have a way to go... but it's better than my first marriage at least.. barely made 2 happy with that one (was almost 4 actually married, though... divorces aren't cheap. :()

It's nice hearing about long marriages, though... Makes me realize people do get it right. :)

Sooooooo slow here at work today... I've gotten a bit of work done to my website... wish I had the money right now to start up my art site, I'd be working on that, too. :D

Shirl Parker
02-19-2008, 01:57 PM
I thought that bird looked bigger than a crow. Are you sure it wasn't a small hawk? I didn't know crows were predators, so I looked it up on Google. From this I have concluded they were only curious, but I might be wrong. Wouldn't have made the cats feel any better at the time.

"Crows are both predators and prey. As predators, they rob nests of songbirds and waterfowl, killing and eating newly hatched young, or cracking eggs. As prey, young crows and unhatched crow eggs are eaten by raccoons, opossums and tree-climbing snakes. Hawks and owls kill fledgling and adult crows. Crows are especially vulnerable to night attacks by great horned owl.

If crows locate an owl during the day, they will mob it -- swooping low, calling excitedly and attracting other crows, and generally harassing the bigger, less-maneuverable bird. They also mob hawks. In turn, crows are mobbed by smaller birds, especially kingbirds and red-wing blackbirds.

Crows are curious. Shiny objects fascinate them, and they have been known to fly off with bits of glass, rings, keys, etc. Crows exhibit their intelligence by imitating a large number of sounds, including whistles, cats, machines and the human voice. Crows have a good vocabulary -- a wide range of caws, crowing noises, coos, and other soft, melodious sounds they use to communicate with each other."

When I worked at a nursing home which was in the largest crow's roost on the east coast, the residents were inundated with droppings. After trying many other things, they finally succeeded in shooing them off by placing plastic snakes and owls in the trees.

Shirl

~~Kathleen
02-19-2008, 02:08 PM
I thought that bird looked bigger than a crow. Are you sure it wasn't a small hawk? I didn't know crows were predators, so I looked it up on Google. From this I have concluded they were only curious, but I might be wrong. Wouldn't have made the cats feel any better at the time.
We have Crows/Ravens/Hawks/both Golden & Bald headed Eagles here here Shirl.
The area is mainly Canola fields & Ranch land. Assuring lots of rodents for all the birds.
What is interesting is the small song birds that swarm Crows/Ravens flying after them pulling out their tail feathers in flight!
The outside cats are very smart, and are never far away from those trees.:lol:
Watching the Raptors hunt is amazing, and they are hunters supreme.
Thanks for the "Lingo" up-date Carol, one can only learn from people from another country..idioms and phrases change so very much from local to local.
I do hope you are feeling better today!
~~Kathleen

mrs willow
02-19-2008, 04:51 PM
Thanks for the compliment Linda...:D Our first baby is 46 today!
Sandy

~~Kathleen
02-20-2008, 11:49 AM
Morning all.
Hope the sun is shining where you are, and your day is a lovely one!
~~Kathleen

Katwyld
02-20-2008, 01:00 PM
The sun is shining here, and we're supposed to get up to 60F today... that'll be nice... Course, I'm now under the weather (can I blame Carol? :lol:) so I won't be outside to enjoy it... I think I'm gonna grab one of the dogs and curl up on the couch for a bit. I'd grab our cat, but she's more of a daddy's girl... she doesn't sit/lay with me like she does with him. :( But we're talking about getting a tonkinese relatively soon, so I'll have a cat again, I hope.

Hope everyone's day is a good one... and no more illness! :)

Lady Carol
02-20-2008, 02:02 PM
... and no more illness! :)
I am here :D I have almost lost my voice. Hubby is pleased. I have to say I am now really glad we moved the trip back 2 weeks.

idylbrush
02-20-2008, 02:08 PM
Probably a good idea to postpone you holiday a bit. The trip might have delayed your recovery for sure.

Well, the garden is going bonkers it seems. I have the brussels sprouts plants that are about to devour my back yard.
:lol:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Feb-2008/36241-CIMG1120.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Feb-2008/36241-CIMG1121.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Feb-2008/36241-CIMG1122.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Feb-2008/36241-CIMG1123.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Feb-2008/36241-CIMG1126.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Feb-2008/36241-CIMG1128.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Feb-2008/36241-CIMG1129.jpg
There are lettuces, spinach, sprouts, tomatoes and the last is a start of a soft cactus plant that came from a plant that has been in the family for over 125 years. It has survived a long history and now it is spreading across the land as pieces are divided off the main plant and spread to family and friends.

howyadoin
02-20-2008, 02:30 PM
Man, I've been doing a lot of dreaming lately, and of the decidedly weird variety - strange juxtapositions of people and place, extremely odd situations, that kinda thing. This morning I hit the snooze button a few times, and in each 9-minute interval I fell completely back into REM sleep long enough to have another dream.

This bodes well for my creativity, I think.

idylbrush
02-21-2008, 11:01 AM
OK, my daily trek through the internet has led to this. Probably one of the most fascinating performers I have seen in a very long time. Very good and quite comical.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eB5Yx0mfH4g&feature=related

petehears
02-21-2008, 11:51 AM
Another culinary adventure:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2076/2272139247_c54fb6cd9c.jpg

That, my friends, is a peanuter-butter-and-strawberry-jam sandwich, dipped in pancake batter, fried in butter, and sprinkled with icing sugar.

sounds horrible... but looks great!

petehears
02-21-2008, 12:18 PM
OK, my daily trek through the internet has led to this. Probably one of the most fascinating performers I have seen in a very long time. Very good and quite comical.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eB5Yx0mfH4g&feature=related

damn... this was quite good..lol

Shirl Parker
02-21-2008, 12:29 PM
Thanks for the very amusing video Howard.

Shirl

~~Kathleen
02-21-2008, 01:08 PM
Morning all, I have a humongous pot of coffee here, anybody wants, please help your self.
Freshly made tea biscuits are on the counter beside the whipped butter.
I am off to read view and learn on this wonderful site!
~~Kathleen

Lady Carol
02-21-2008, 04:53 PM
Man, I've been doing a lot of dreaming lately, and of the decidedly weird variety -
No wonder if you eat peanut butter/strawberry jam sandwich dipped in pancake batter :lol:

howyadoin
02-21-2008, 10:16 PM
No wonder if you eat peanut butter/strawberry jam sandwich dipped in pancake batter :lol:Actually, I've been doing research. Apparently it's a side-effect of melatonin.

idylbrush
02-21-2008, 10:31 PM
My Heliotrope seeds started sprouting today. I am thrilled. There are years when I can't get them out of the ground and this year I seem to be having a better sprout than other years. Also planted some zinnia seeds and marigolds are next along with love in a mist (nigella). Have some veronica seeds on their way. This could be a lovely, colorful year as long as I can get things to grow. There are years when things get off to a good start but fall apart rapidly. We shall see where it goes.

Lady Carol
02-22-2008, 09:08 AM
Actually, I've been doing research. Apparently it's a side-effect of melatonin.
I have never had weird dreams with the stuff. Nope. Convinced it is the food that is doing it. And I am a scientist :p

idylbrush
02-22-2008, 11:17 AM
If you haven't seen it yet, there is a high def program called Artland. It is a tour of artists across the USA. They supposedly started in Miami and worked their way to Anchorage Alaska.

I saw a session of it last night and some of it is even fascinating.

http://www.iddistribution.tv/Produce...d%20programmes

~~Kathleen
02-22-2008, 11:38 AM
For Howard....
Alberta Spring Flowers :lol:
This is about as good as it gets at this time here.
Pussy willows are in bloom;
~~Kathleen
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Feb-2008/92567-pussywillows.JPG

Katwyld
02-22-2008, 12:09 PM
Pussy willows! Yay! I miss pussy willows... I'm gonna have to snag that picture to show my coworkers, Kathleen... Trying to expain them to people doesn't work. Dyngus Day (http://www.dyngusdaybuffalo.com/) is big in Buffalo, and they just don't get it down here... :lol:

*looks to see if there are any actual brussel sprouts to thieve off of Howard's plants yet*

Things going decently out here. Put my Yosemite painting up for raffling off on another site I'm on (figure it's quicker than eBay), and if the raffle fills up, I'll have half the money I need to get my Tonkinese... Plus deposits on some of the commissioned paintings I've got on the list, and I'll be all set! :D I'm excited, but trying to not get too excited in case the raffle doesn't fill....

idylbrush
02-22-2008, 12:43 PM
Thanks Kathleen, the pussy willows are beautiful. Here I am stuck with these lousy old orchids and things.

My staghorn fern is doing a turnabout and starting to look pretty good at the moment.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Feb-2008/36241-peachminirose.jpg
I wasn't sure this miniature peach rose was going to make it. The winter seemed to not allow it to take hold. In the last two weeks it seems that it not only has survived but decided to thrive.

Sprouts are starting to grow a bit. Still a few weeks off from picking.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Feb-2008/36241-staghorn.jpg

~~Kathleen
02-22-2008, 12:45 PM
Oh my Goodness!
I did it again....I posted an oversized picture....I thought I had deleted it, and up-loaded it from my computer anew!
How do I fix this?
So sorry Carol!:o
~~Kathleen

Lady Carol
02-22-2008, 04:53 PM
Not a problem. Solved?

howyadoin
02-22-2008, 04:57 PM
My latest concoction:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2159/2280690711_857bde7883.jpg

Shirl Parker
02-22-2008, 05:03 PM
Howya, I know you like to paint with texture, but will that hold up in the long run? :evil: :evil:

Shirl

howyadoin
02-22-2008, 05:05 PM
Howya, I know you like to paint with texture, but will that hold up in the long run? :evil: :evil:

ShirlHah. We'll never have to find out; it won't last more than a couple weeks. I think I'll add chili to every meal for the next little while.

Mmm, chili dogs...

idylbrush
02-22-2008, 05:18 PM
Ok, here is an interesting site. It is a lemon festival and some of the sculptures are made of lemons, oranges or limes. Fascinating stuff.

http://www.menton.com/uk/lemons/2007ph.htm

solocrow
02-22-2008, 05:27 PM
My latest concoction:


Chili! :D Awesome looking! I'm starving!

Am I correct in guessing that this is where the acrylic painters hang out to socialize?

idylbrush
02-22-2008, 05:52 PM
Chili! :D Awesome looking! I'm starving!

Am I correct in guessing that this is where the acrylic painters hang out to socialize?


this be the place.

howyadoin
02-22-2008, 05:53 PM
Chili! :D Awesome looking! I'm starving!

Am I correct in guessing that this is where the acrylic painters hang out to socialize?You are indeed. Welcome.

Lady Carol
02-22-2008, 06:16 PM
Am I correct in guessing that this is where the acrylic painters hang out to socialize?
Some just hang out and eat :evil:

solocrow
02-22-2008, 06:21 PM
Thanks for the welcomes -- good to know I found the right section to call "home". :D

In the spirit of the thread I'll share a shot of both foliage and food!

Some sushi I made:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Feb-2008/132871-sushi_plate1.jpg

[It's not quite chili -- but hey -- y'can add some hot chili sauce!] ;)

And a daffodil I snapped on Wednesday out at a student's place:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Feb-2008/132871-daffodil.jpg

Enjoy! I look forward to getting to know everyone! :wave:

Katwyld
02-22-2008, 07:52 PM
I'll take the chili and lemons, but I'll have to pass on the sushi, thanks. :lol:

Oh, and the daffodil... I'm waiting till ours get taller and open up. :D

eliza ollin
02-22-2008, 08:23 PM
Yum! I'll take the chili and the sushi (w/ wasabi!) but in different sittings, please!

Howard, I checked out the virtual tour of the gallery--beautiful! You were so right about how amazingly well your work looked alongside the other artist's, the colors were magnificent.

Howya, I secretly agree with you about the melatonin being the most likely cause of the vivid dreams, I've definitely had that with anti-histamines before--but I'm going to back Carol on this anyway, because its much more fun to believe its because of that crazy (but *very* tempting) battered sandwich you've been eating! Anyway, whatever it is, keep doing it, I want to see it come out in the paint!

idylbrush
02-22-2008, 11:52 PM
Howya, Paul:

I have been taking off and on a sleeping aid and tonight i read the ingredients. It has valerian root amongst a few other things. It works but with me there is an awful emotional side affect where i get very sensitive, introverted and I tend to recede from the public. Not at all pretty.

So be careful with some of the valerian root remedies.

The name of the product I have been using is called "Sound Sleep", a health food store acquisition.

All of this stuff is very interesting but also tricky.

howyadoin
02-22-2008, 11:57 PM
Howya, Paul:

I have been taking off and on a sleeping aid and tonight i read the ingredients. It has valerian root amongst a few other things. It works but with me there is an awful emotional side affect where i get very sensitive, introverted and I tend to recede from the public. Not at all pretty.

So be careful with some of the valerian root remedies.

The name of the product I have been using is called "Sound Sleep", a health food store acquisition.

All of this stuff is very interesting but also tricky.Definitely sounds like something to stay away from. I've been doing pretty well sleepwise the past couple weeks. So far I've only taken the melatonin twice.

Odd as it may sound, just knowing I have it on hand as a remedy seems to make me more at ease.

idylbrush
02-23-2008, 06:45 PM
Had rain today. Something odd for this time of year. I am pleased, the more rain the less watering that needs to be done.

Rained off and on for several hours.

The melatonin is working but I do need to take 2 tablets. It just doesn't work otherwise. But even with it I am still quite tired during the day. Maybe cause I is old.

tubbekans
02-23-2008, 10:50 PM
Thanks for the info Howard! I am going to avoid the valerian then, 'cause I don't want none a that! (got plenty already). I know drug affects vary among people. I have a reaction to an antihistamine called clemastine fumerate (Clortrimetran). It makes me mean (per my ex-wife), and I never realized it until she so advised me. So, let's see, if I do the valerian and the clortrimetron that could make me a mean reclusive old grouch. But maybe I would be well rested. Hmmm, toss-up I guess, like many things in life. I have problems when I eat wheat also, it messes me up pretty good mentally/physically. What the hey, its interesting to learn how our bodies react to things. I think it being Saturday night I will check how mine reacts to some cheap wine and no sunglasses!

By the way Howard, that was one reason I cut the melatonin pills in 1/2, cause otherwise it would make me sleepy next day until around 2:00 PM.