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Wind Song
02-08-2011, 12:24 AM
Hi Everyone:wave:

Uschi I do not shovel snow! My first husband died shoveling the drive and Cody my son found him in the driveway dead!

Kev I love Cayo Coco, Cuba! So sad to hear about you daughter in law and I totally agree with everyone about sending notes to the press!

I have been busy with the new pup, "Monet, and I gave him his first sissor cut hair cut today!:lol:

Tomorrow is nails and a bath and he loves the bath!

Darla thank god you are OK! I hear you about kids cars, we do the same and it is really expensive!

I must head off to sleepy land as Monet is sleeping with Brian tonight in the guest room! A break for me! :clap: :clap: :clap: I love it!

Have a great one!

02-08-2011, 02:32 AM
Hi All from a rather overcast and muggy Western Australia. The fires are under control thankfully, but not before a lot of damage was done. The fire causing the most problems was in fact only approximately 16 km away from us, but moving in a different direction, with the strong winds blowing it away from us.

Hi Darla, There are times when any money you have seems to become liquid and run out of your purse.

Thanks for the good thoughts Doug.

Hi JudyL Anita and Reggie. Nasty storm Reggie.:wave:

Hi Char, my arthritis is definitely affected by the barometer and by humidity.

Yes Gail, Australia has been hit hard by weather this year:eek:.

Hi Bridget, My health problems are minor when I hear what is happening in the Wash:eek:.

I don't know Doug. Maybe perspective is another man/woman thing. They say it has been proven that a man doesn't have a problem reading a map, but a woman has to turn the map around and upside down depending on which direction the car turns. I have this problem with perspective.

Hi Ellen, you certainly are a busy lady.

Hi Sylvia, thanks for the good wishes.

Hi Hap, I cooked lovely tender corned silverside today served with beans, carrots, cauliflour and lashings of white sauce.:smug:

Hi Pat, so sad when pets get sick.

Hi Gail, love your sketches but i'm into tracing:lol:.

Well all, that's about all there is. Enjoy your day, Cheers, Nola (of the fishes):lol:.

02-08-2011, 02:52 AM
Good morning Sharon, Good evening Nola from a cooler West Lancashire. Not a cloud in the sky and 38F. We were supposed to be getting south west winds from the Azores.

Thank goodness the fires are under control Nola, I wonder how Carolynn is affected?

Well, I'll be going to see Wyn and Jan this morning then I hope to have another go at gouache.


02-08-2011, 02:58 AM
Mornin' each ............ :wave:

Thanks everyone for your messages of concern regarding Joanna's hospital treatment. Michael and his friends are rallying around and are doing or planning to do most of what has been suggested here. Red tape and individual nursing standards have been the main problem. In the main there are good standards and Michael and Joanna are thankful for that but it is often the poor things that people remember and talk about.

Uschi and Sharon .......... there was an information campaign run here this winter about shovelling snow ........... well we had some snow here this winter, and a number of people died whilst shovelling snow. Apparently the cold weather lowers the metabolic rate and the body closes down slowly, so as you shovel snow the energy that you use is in conflict with what the body is doing and the effort is tenfold and therefore puts pressure on your vital organs and in some cases causes heart attacks.

The advise given was either don't do it!!!!! Or if you need to do it don't go straight out from internal heating to cold in flimsy clothing and work hard straight away. If I remember rightly they said something like exercise in the house first of all and get the heart rate going then wrap up in warm clothing before venturing outside. Work sensibly and comfortably within your own physical range, don't exert yourself.

Started back on my medical merry-go-round this week as I am trying to get myself fit again .............. :lol: :lol: On return from holiday I went for a cortisone injection for my shoulder as the operation and physio has not yet sorted the injury out. The day after I went for an MRI scan on my replacement hip joint to see what is happening there, with my sore shoulder that scan was very painful being pushed into a small hole for half an hour.

Then yesterday I went to find out from the specialist about the peripheral neuropathy that I have now been diagnosed with. More tests have been suggested but I found out that there is probably little to do as my nerve endings are dying in my feet and hands. He also sent me back to the foot specialist recommending an operation on my foot to remove a Morton's Neuroma.

............... Seems like I'm falling apart limb by limb and it looks like another year under the knife ...... :lol: :lol: ............ best foot forward ...... but which one is that .......... :lol: :lol:

02-08-2011, 02:58 AM
Morning all.....
Not the best night, but not the worst either.......awoken about 0700 by my golf partner reminding me that we tee off at 0915! Don't think Eileen too pleased.

Bright cloudless sky,no wind to speak of but very frosty here...

Back later


p.s Hap......rice doesn't do anything wrong for me, it's part of the approved diet, in small portions, other than the fried variety,which I don't eat anyway.....

02-08-2011, 03:09 AM
Good morning Kev and Geoff.

Poor Kev, you do seem to be falling apart. My next door neighbour has peripheral neuropathy and has tried everything. Maybe the neuroma is a cause? I suddenly felt very overtired clearing snow with Peter, so I slowed down and took a break.

Hi Geoff enjoy your golf.


02-08-2011, 03:58 AM
Evening all from yet another very warm and muggy day here in Cambridge. Got to 28C today with high humidity. Definitely no snow shovelling here lol
We do need rain though.

Went walking before the gym today as it is the usual Tuesday morning goss session over coffee afterwards for five of us:) All of us have been frequent travellers, so we have great travel conversations, and the oldest of us all - aged 76 - is going to Antarctica in November!:eek: Not on my bucket list...can imagine it will be an amazing trip for her though.

Kev, :eek: ((( ))) I think we better come back and go to lunch with you again at Gretna Green, guaranteed to make us all forget pain :lol: GREAT memories of happier times.

Am loving these still evenings (after the tv has been turned off!) listening to the cicadas and the cricket sounds. I lifted a broken tile outside the other day and there were about a dozen big crickets underneath, gave me a huge fright when they started running and jumping lol They are known as mole crickets, because of their earth burrowing.

Started a mini (3.5x2.5") acrylic painting this evening, I promised myself I'd do one a week but I haven't done any since early December! They are quite good sellers, along with tiny easels.
Must get another watercolour started soon too, before I lose my courage lol

Time for bed here, hope you all have a good Tuesday:wave:

02-08-2011, 04:03 AM

I had a hospital appointment today, which has resulted in a procedure in one months time. Finally things are happening.

:grouphug: hugs to all in need

Love JJ

PS Doug

I just had a message from Carolynn, she is miles away from the fire thank goodness!

02-08-2011, 04:33 AM
Yes, as JJ has said, we are quite well away from those fires, there is local bush land not too far from us, but we are not really situated in a Fire Prone area ( Unless of course there was a bizzare event)

However, one of our nurse from the Neonatal Unit I work in, called in on Sunday phoned in to say she would be unable to attend her shift on Sunday Night as her house had been burnt. I can't even begin to imagine that sort of loss.

Take Care Everyone and stay safe.
Lots of Love Carolynn :grouphug::grouphug::heart::heart::heart::):):clap::wave::thumbsup::heart::heart::heart::grouphug::grouphug:

PS. There are now 72 homes gone.

02-08-2011, 05:08 AM
Morning all.:wave: 10.01am here in the UK. Went to my Bathampton Art group last night but the painting didn't work so left depressed. Still you soon cheer up don't you - on to the next painting!

We had a frost last night -2 approx. Nothing of course compared to the awful disasters happening elsewhere. I really feel for those so affected. I've read in the past that the UK has a climate overall that many countries would die for. Maybe not for those from more sunny climes but `a green and pleasant land ' ? Yes indeed.

Off this afternoon to do our weekly stint of collecting the grandaughter from school. She is a little darling as are all three grandkids. We're very lucky.

Hope everyone has a good day.:)


02-08-2011, 05:21 AM
Hi Everyone

It is 5AM here in OHIO. I am excited about the prospect of our temps getting to 40 degrees by Sunday. :clap: :clap: :clap:

i don't know what was going on with me yesterday but I felt really "funny". I had an earache, got a migraine and was sick to my stomach most of the afternoon. I almost never do this but took my BP and it was 118/78 so that was good. I finally felt better by about bedtime last night. So far today feeling OK.

I have a yearly Dr. appt this afternoon other than that not much else planned.

Kev - So sorry to hear about all your troubles with the neuropathy. I have taken care of many with it and seen some pretty bad lower legs. It does seem that unfortunately not much helps. Hope it does not get too bad. I was wondering if your son and daughter in law will leave Australia and return home at some point when she could be moved?

Doug - thanks for the perspective tool. It helped.

Carolyn - I can't imagine losing everything in a fire like that. It happened to an aunt of mine a couple of years ago. However she got a newer home to retire in and you can replace things but not people.

Hope that Darla made it home safe and sound.

OK back to bed again.


02-08-2011, 05:35 AM
You guys must be up at, perhaps even before dawn, to post into the Wash.
Here in Central Canada, I reckon I'd have to set the alarm for 2.00 a.m. just to get into the top ten. Here it is 5.30 a.m. and I'm down the middle of the horserace. Ah! Well!

It's dark outside so can't tell what the weather will be like. Off to the gym in a few minutes. Then come the sun-up we'll see what the day will bring.

Cheers to all



02-08-2011, 06:24 AM
Good morning folks ! Another snowy morning!

Kev- sorry about your PN? It can be pretty uncomfortable and aggravating. Avoid going barefoot as you can injure them and not feel it.

gotta go, the long drive to work!

Have a great day all!



02-08-2011, 06:24 AM
Hi UNK, I have your answer. You must throw a wash party and at about 12.30pm excuse yourself and start the Wash. Your guests don 't need to know what the wash is, just tell them that it's a new wine! :lol: Cheers, Nola.

02-08-2011, 07:21 AM

thinking of (((Annie)))



and ((())) to anyone else i've forgotten


02-08-2011, 08:29 AM
Good morning! We've got cold temperatures with a fresh skiff of snow on the ground... nothing much, just a bit of cleanup... I'll need to clean off the porch before my friend arrives for our painting session, but that will take only a few minutes...

I had coffee with Matt before he left for school... I made him eat a little breakfast and he objected to my *mothering* because he's an adult you know... :rolleyes:

Ted's been filling the feeder station every couple of days... the birds have been ravenous and it's been a challenge keeping up with their appetites...

Congratulations on starting the Wash, Sharon...

Nola, I think you're onto something with the perspective abilities... it could very well be a man/woman thing... kind of like multi-tasking...

Hi Doug... what brand of gouache are you painting with? I'm just curious...

It never rains, but it pours, Kev... You have so much to deal with right now... I'm sending you a big bear (((hug)))... :p I sure hope you can get some answers and some relief!

Brown rice, Geoff... we had to take all the *white* from Ted's diet... :) Happy golfing!

Hi Lulu... my Tuesday painting friend is an acrylics artist... I'm amazed, every week, with her struggle to create soft edges... painting the same studies, hers are remarkably different from my watercolours...

It's good that things are moving in a positive direction for you, JJ...

Carolynn, I also cannot imagine losing my home. I'm not very sentimental about *stuff*, but we really don't appreciate or realize what we do have until it's gone... My heart goes out to your friend...

Sorry your painting didn't work out, Peter... but you're right... onward and upward!

Wow... you really had a bad day yesterday, Anita... I hope you're feeling better today... and be sure to mention all this to your Dr. this afternoon!

Hey Wilf... you have to be in the *zone*! :)

Have a great workday, Reggie...

:wave: Ona... I hope you're feeling well... I noticed that you have another portrait on the go (on Facebook)... it's looking beautiful!

It took me too long to type this... I hope everyone has the very best possible day! I'm off to get the table and painting stuff set up... and make some nice, dark roast coffee...

02-08-2011, 09:21 AM
Lovely Spring day here...rain tomorrow!

Good full round of golf, now catching up with shopping in Thirsk so back after tea....



02-08-2011, 09:32 AM
Good Morning Everyone!!!

-15C and brilliant sunshine.

I worked in the gallery yesterday and afterwards played table tennis. This morning I have to do some housework, some shopping and then working in the gallery again. Two days worth summarized in a couple of typed lines:D

Sharon, I don't blame you for not touching the shovelling. I am sorry, I had no idea that your husband died that way:crying: I don't shovel any more either, that is why I paid $ 500 to have it done and I must admit, it is nice not having to worry about it although I actually enjoyed shovelling, just not the stuff the plow throws in. Good thing that your Monet enjoys having baths.

((((((((Ona))))))))) your new painting is looking wonderful, as usual. I'm amazed how you managed to draw the engine from such a poor photo.

(((((((((((Kev)))))))))) Isn't it sad that an operation doesn't just magically fix everything as we think it would. I am so glad that Michael is turning to more radical ways to improve Johanna's hospital stay.

(((((((((Darla)))))))) What a scare, I hope you are feeling fine now and have had a good trip home.

Gail, I am filled with admiration about your complicated house drawing!!!!

Doug, thanks a lot of your excellent demonstration!!!

(((((((Anita))))))) I hope that whatever bug you had has left you permanently!!

Peter, I agree, a ruined painting does bring on a momentary depression and it takes a bit of courage to start another one, good for you!!!

I am so glad our friends in Australia are fine, still such hardship for so many families:crying:

JJ, good that you are getting improvement in whatever is ailing you!!!

and "what Char said" :)

:wave: to all here and all yet to come!!!! and HAWLTAIN!!!


Ellen in Ont
02-08-2011, 09:41 AM
:wave: everyone,
I'm late getting in here this morning as I've already been out to a mammogram appointment and I'm now having a cup of coffee before heading uptown. We were supposed to leave a little while ago but Brian is on the phone chatting with his dad so I figure I have time for a quick hi on here.:D

The windchill is -35 this morning but at least it's sunny.

Char and Uschi covered everything so well that I'll just say what they said. It sounds like the conversation is winding down so I better sign off and finish my coffee. Have a great day and stay safe and get well everyone.

Strawberry Wine
02-08-2011, 09:54 AM
Good Day Washers ! - 17 C with a bit of a wind blowing... Brrrrr. Yesterday it was +2 C.

Hey there Sharon, it has been a while since someone this side of the pond started the wash. Glad you are enjoying Monet...

Kev, glad to hear that Michael has support from good friends. Hopefully, whatever they decide to do has a positive impact on Joanna.
I have had peripheral neuropathy for close to 3 years. My feet are very painful numb most of the time.. It also affects my hips and causes a burning sensation in my thigh just above the knee. It also causes loss of balance. The cause for me is called Spinal Stenosis (narrowing of the spine in the lower lumbar region) which has caused a trapped nerve bundle. They diagnosed it with a Cat Scan.

Nola and Char, Tracing is definitely faster!! I took this class for several reasons. For example, often I have a photo of an interesting barn or house or scene etc. that needs a bit of tweaking. I may want to change the angle to show one side more than the other or place it further up as if it were on a bit of a hill. Of course that will change the perspective. I have trouble knowing how to do that correctly. With more drawing practice i will now be able to do that with ease.

Char, we have been filling our feeders every other day too. This morning a Cardinal was singing his whole repetoire as if it were Spring already.. I think the amount of sunlight is effecting him.

Anita, glad you are feeling better today.. Yes, do mention this to the Dr. when you see him.

Geoff, even non diabetics have fluctuations in their blood sugar count... Basmati rice is also better for diabetics. I am non insulin dependent and because my sugar level readings are fairly consistent I need only check the levels a few times a week unless my body tells me to do a check.

Thinking of Annie ! and Carolynn's co worker who has lost their home.. I just can't imagine.

:wave: to JJ, REggie, Ona, Wilf, Peter, Doug and those I have cross posted with.

I need to get a move on as it's almost 10:00 a.m.



02-08-2011, 10:25 AM
good morning dear ones :wave:

It's a sunny day here on the Carolina coast. Feeling much better today :crossfingers:

I saw this quote on FB and wanted to share with you...
"Your profession is not what brings home your paycheck. Your profession is what you were put on earth to do with such passion and such intensity that it becomes spiritual in calling. " ~ Vincent van Gogh

Hi Sharon, not sure if we've "met" yet. What kind of pup is Monet? do you have a pic of her you can share?

Nola & Carolyn: happy to hear you are safe from the brush fires

Kev: hugs for you & your family. :grouphug: about the peripheral neuropathy ... are you diabetic? I'm type II.

Geoff: have fun golfing

Lulu: did you join the project "People Places Things" for 2.5" x 3.5" paintings?

good morning [afternoon][evening]: Doug, JJ. Peter, Anita, Unk, Reggie, Ona, Char, Uschi, Ellen, Gail

02-08-2011, 10:45 AM
Doug, thanks a lot of your excellent demonstration!!!

Just to clarify my diagram I added a front view:



Ellen in Ont
02-08-2011, 10:51 AM
I decided to send Brian out on his own to do the shopping since it was only a few things at Walmart. I can keep studying for a course at work I have to take next week. In case you are looking for printer ink, check out Walmart before going elsewhere. I am finding it there for about half the price of Staples.

Char - I came back on to show you a ficticious add for an RN/RPN that I had saved from years ago and just found again this morning while looking for other stuff on my computer. I thought Matt would enjoy reading it.

Must be able to work long hours of shift work with frequent mandatory overtime and regularly missed coffee/meal breaks. Few holidays or weekends off. Must be able to keep massive amounts of paperwork up to date while making split second life and death decisions. Must be unaffected by frequent verbal abuse and able to neutralize occasional physical assaults. Must display patience, kindness and understanding at all times. The ability to effectively communicate with people who are illiterate, uneducated, insane, hysterical or enraged is required. Must show no aversion to blood, vomit, oozing infections or human body waste. Job involves daily exposure to infectious bacteria and viruses as well as radiation and carcinogenic medications. Frequent staffing shortages and cutbacks necessitates your ability to prioritize and efficiently carry out the work of 2 or 3 people. Applicants must possess a keen interest in coping with grief, uncertainty, depression and loss on a daily basis. As a part of the multidisciplinary team you will be expected to collaborate with clerical and janitorial staff, physicians, respiratory technicians, social workers, chaplains, security guards, physical and occupational therapists, laboratory and x-ray technicians, maintenance personnel and dietitians. You are required to have an understanding of all the roles and responsibilities of these team members as you will be required to carry out many of their duties in addition to your own. Salary is in no way commensurate with knowledge, ability or experience. You are required to maintain annual certifications in extra skills at your own expense and time. Due to the frequency with which employees develop physical injury and emotional breakdown, we are pleased to offer a benefits package (for full time only). Only serious applicants need apply."

Wind Song
02-08-2011, 12:10 PM
Hi Everyone,

Bridget, Monet is a 18 week old miniature apricot poodle!

Here of some pics of him before the hair cut and after!

Having a whiz in the snow! lol

I have not done the nails or his face yet! Later! I have a cordless groomer for the face and feet that I just charged up! Just getting up my nerve to do it!

02-08-2011, 12:36 PM
Hi to All

Getting cold here the gritters have already been out and about...cold weather tomorrow!

Geoff, I was listening to the BBC World Service during the night could not sleep! there was a terrific piece about the University of Glasgow's famous sleep clinic. http://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/neurosciencepsychology/glasgowsleepcentre/
The link above might be worth viewing



02-08-2011, 02:00 PM
FLYING through today!
I've got tons of work to get to before the next rain comes through.

Check out HOW windy it was here last night! Steady at 30 gusting much much higher! My own flag ripped off the mast several times before I gave up and just took the pole down for the night. I grabbed a shot of the base flag last evening at retreat. This one is the size of a mini van and a really heavy fabric! ( The mast it's on is nearly 5 feet around at the base) Do you know what kind of winds it takes to move that thing, let alone get it to flap like that for an hour! >>>> http://iwitness.weather.com/_A-BIT-Breezy-in-the-Panhandle/video/1520701/148597.html

I'm sorry so many of you are hurting, both in mind and body. :(

Those of you dealing with mother nature, sorry about that too. She's a cruel landlady.

((Hugs to all ))

02-08-2011, 02:04 PM
DOUG: thanks ... the front view helps a lot.

omg Sharon, He is an adorable furbaby with gorgeous coloring.

We used to groom our baby Elvis but it got too difficult so now he goes to the groomer. Elvis Lee is a Maltipoo. (Toy Poodle + Maltese). He's 5 yrs old now.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Feb-2011/614072-EL_babyy.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Feb-2011/614072-ELVIS.jpg

02-08-2011, 02:15 PM

Popping in before I do the tea - got my days mixed up - am at the dentist tomorrow - oops!!!

Heard from Jamie re Henry - the vet is referring him to Liverpool for a scan - Jamie is determined not to give up on him - not sure when they are going but will be going along with them for support. Just hope I can keep my emotions in check.

Re the neuropathy - am not sure if that is not what Mum has - she has awful trouble with burning sensation in her lower legs.

Kevin - glad to hear Michael and Joanne have support over there - sorry to hear about your problems.

Interesting to hear about the snow clearing - when we had the bad snow and John was trying to get the mini bus on the drive I went out to help clear the ground wearing just a T shirt and my tracksuit pants - no coat or hat - evidently won't be doing that again - will mention same to DB.

It is my nephew Travis's birthday today - he is 13 - aaaaaaaaargh - I told his Mum to lock him in his room till he is 18......LOL. Was my eldest bro Michaels birthday on Sunday - he turned 67 - he seems to have been a grumpy old man since his 40s.

Have to take my car into the garage sometime this week - the washer has gone on it - so have to keep chucking water on my windscreen (not while driving of course)

Well better go and sort tea out - we are having chicken and potato wedges tonight - yummmmmmy!!!

Waving to everyone :wave:


Pat xxx

02-08-2011, 02:35 PM
Hello all,

I've been VERY busy here at work....of course nothing much was touched and so that leaves it all to ME.:rolleyes: Thought though I'd at least drop in and say hello and we are home safely. Thank heavens.

When we left Nashville at 4:30 AFTER doing more running around for Justin's car parts (which proved negative) we had a quick bite to eat in a deli with them and then headed out. By the time we left Nashville it was snowing and blowing and bumper to bumper traffic. It snowed all the way through Tennessee and Kentucky.:confused: By the time we hit Indiana it was rain but a cold rain. In Michigan it was bitterly cold but dry. We made it home late and I went to bed at 1:30 and had to get up at 6:15. I'm going to be hitting the bed early tonight for sure.

Ahh....poor (((KEV))) so many issues to deal with thinking of you with prayers.:grouphug:

Adorable puppy pics in the wash today. LOVE their adorable faces and gorgeous fur coats.:thumbsup:

You see my BP meds most likely need to be reduced in strength since losing my 35 lbs. They say that this will make your BP come down naturally and I was thinking about it and most likely will need to be adjusted.

Doug, thanks again for sharing your little animated drawing of perspective. I always appreciate this update for my lagging memory.:D

Geoff....sleep....such an IMPORTANT thing and much needed to function properly right?

(((JJ))) praying for good results with your procedure(s):heart:

Sending my wishes for healing to all in need:heart:

Waving to all who are yet to come.:wave:


02-08-2011, 03:02 PM
Evening all......

Henry, thanks for the link..don't know if you caught my mention of the new Insomnia Labs at Northumbria University that opened to some acclaim earlier this week.....Eileen asked if I would contact them...said I would sleep on it!

Rice.......I do prefer Basmati myself,in the days I was working I had rice two or three times a week for lunch. These days I am lucky if i get it twice a month as Eileen doesn't like it much...she prefers potato any time.Tonight a nice simple meal, chicken & pasta soup that I have added some shredded leeks to...........have a couple of American cookbooks here that don't seem to mention leeks...assume they do have them??

Spring is certainly gathering apace now, no lambs yet but plenty of buds on trees and bulbs pushing through.....last week I showed a picture of two snowdrops today the patch looks like this:-


Thats it for now...may look in later



02-08-2011, 03:03 PM
Hiya! :wave:
Probably the last nice day we will have for awhile, but not so bad.
Have you all heard about the 79 year old woman who stopped a jewelry store from being robbed by 6 men with sledgehammers? she saw them, thought they were beating someone up, but they were hammering the windows with the hammers. She ran across the road and beat on them with her handbag! They took off but 2 fell off their motercycle and they were caught, so were the others eventually. It's on youtube, never take a woman with a handbag for granted!
Tomorrow weighing in day, TTFN

02-08-2011, 03:22 PM
We had a woman here take a handbag to an armed gunman that attacked our local schoolboard during a meeting.

02-08-2011, 03:23 PM
Geoff, we have leeks!

I have a lovely leek soup recipe! If you want it OC.

02-08-2011, 03:28 PM
the daffodil bulbs are popping up here. leaves are 4" to 5" tall

02-08-2011, 03:29 PM
Thanks Caryl...but leek soup features on our menu every week, a vegetable that grows in abundance around here!

JudyL...cracking sunset our/your way tonight wasn't it!


02-08-2011, 03:41 PM
Oh yes enjoyed it, it may be awhile before we get another with rain and clouds coming in.

Caryl, you can PM the leek soup recipe, like Geoff said, we get LOTS of leeks here, and I lovem, and love making soup as well. Sounds like a really fun meeting!

02-08-2011, 04:04 PM
Judy have you seen the Knorr cooking videos? There are two different Leek & Potato soup (http://www.knorr.co.uk/Recipes/Soup-Recipe/Leek-and-Potato-Soup.aspx) videos.


Wind Song
02-08-2011, 04:24 PM
Bridget, Elvis is adorable!

02-08-2011, 04:45 PM
Mmmmmmm... Leek and potato soup! We grow leeks... I slice them, lay them on a baking sheet and freeze them... then, I put them into plastic freezer bags for use during the winter...

My friend and I painted all morning... we discussed the Jean Dobie book, "Making Color Sing"... and we've begun working the exercises... I did this awhile ago when it was a Monthly Classroom here on WC... this time, it's a lot of fun to have someone to discuss the relevant points in person...

...and Gail... you saw my horror when your numbness caused you to fall down right in front of my eyes!!! I was thinking of the barn that Brian (Seedy) demo'd for us... he changed the perspective from the original reference and I was some impressed with that... You are definitely pencilled in for some teaching exercises!

Oh, what a nasty trip, Darla! Yes, you'd better contact your Dr. and ask about your meds!

We still have two feet of snow on the ground, Geoff... won't be seeing any daffodils for awhile... keep posting your pics!

Matt has to work tonight, so we're eating dinner early... it's time for me to go and put on the rice (brown), along with the roasted vegetables... the guys are having porcupine meatballs... I'm having some tofu cubes (which I actually like) simmered in the same tomato sauce...

Sharon and Bridget... your pooches are sure cute!

:wave: all I've missed by name...

02-08-2011, 05:03 PM
LOVE leek and anything soup!! we grow them in abundance too, a winter vege for us.

Also LOVE those pics of Elvis and Monet!!! cutey pies, both!
On Tuesdays, the cafe that we 'girls' meet in is next to a pet shop, so after coffee I go in and ooh and aaah at all the lovely little kittens and puppies.:)

Have already been out in the garden early, then came in to do housework.
Having a coffee break now and then will be off outside again. The garden is full of colour at the moment, and a pleasure to work in.


02-08-2011, 06:21 PM
Hi All

great pics of the doggies.

well Darla, I think that we are opposite this week. Yesterday, I did not feel "right" and had a migraine. I took my BP with a wrist cuff last night. I had thought it said 118/78 but I got it out today to look at it and it had actually read 138/98.

The reason that I'm saying is today I had a yearly GYN appt and when they called me in the exam room I felt myself getting flushed and hot. I took off a cardigan sweater and when the nurse took my BP she had asked me if I had been nervous coming to the Dr. I said yah just a little is my BP up and she said it was 148/98. This is not normal for me at all.

Anywho -- the end result is mammogram and bone density tests to be done and he told me to monitor my BP daily and if it continued to be this to let my Dr. know.

I am going to look up the side effects of the Savella that I just started 3 weeks ago and see if that can cause B/P increases or decreases.

Also what does Justin say about SAE?? I did talk to them on the phone last week.

That's about it for me right now.


02-08-2011, 07:58 PM
thanks everyone...Elvis Lee is my first dog...I had no idea "puppy love" could be so wonderful...he's baby.

Wind Song
02-09-2011, 12:05 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Feb-2011/54618-Picture_015.jpg Thanks every as well!

Monet is the new love of my life!

02-09-2011, 10:30 AM
Monet looks so cute on the snow. How much does he weigh? How big will he get?
Elvis Lee hates snow. He's a southern boy, born & raised in NC. We rarely get snow but got some last year. We had to force him to do his business in it. I made a snowball & brought it inside to try to get him to play with it & he ran away.