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  1. Naw, Gator, I'm a tough old Duck! dbams: thanks, I appreciate it very much.
  2. Zeke, you will find the pace of life slow compared to CA. Housing is less costly, and everything else is higher. $4 and up, mostly about $6. for 20 % hamburger. That still blows my mind! Chickens are about the same as Ca., fish I don't know about., we love it, so when not able to go catch our own,we buy. Traveling , mercies, may it be safe and healthy., and welcome to HB2 city!
  3. I breakaduhfingers if anyone tries to take my Turbo. I was afraid I'd get my fingers in it when turning it on. Himself made a hook and attached it to a piece of 1" dowel. When I'm ready to turn it on, I put the hook end up, reach under and hook it then raise the hook. It made things so easy for me.
  4. Hi Cricket... where is that first quilt..?? LOL, j/k So happy for you... Heidi M and I chose almost the same colors for our quilt rooms. It is a blue with a touch of orchid in it. I find it very comforting and relaxing.. It seems easier to do what need to do.
  5. Heidi M please forgive my tardiness. I just saw that Landon is home. What a wonderful bit of news.. God loves him very much, and trusts all of you to raise him up well. Scarlett, also! How did they react when they first saw each other again? So very glad the valve is working so well. Will it have to be replaced as he grows? When you see Maddie give her a hug for me. She probably can use it.
  6. OK, I need to correct something I was told, I did not have the mrsa virus. I'm not even going to try to state what I had. A bad virus in any case, much like the msa. While I'm at it, Himself confessed he had been giving me false info abour our trip to Alaska, where we did what, etc. . Someone other than I "thought it would be funny". I apologize for all the wrong info I gave out.. lol Now I feel better.
  7. Congrats Chris. Come join this whacky bunch of women quilters and even more whacky bunch of men quilters.. lol no offfense meant folks !! just whacking around. lol
  8. Thanks Hieid, as of now, I'm getting butterflys In my stomach. rofl We have things to do and places to go, everyday between now and then, I'm trying to crochet dish cloths, not doing it very good, but it keeps my hands busy. I passed the Pre op with flying colors. Today I have the 6min walk test., don't know why they call it that when it takes half an hour lol ;o) He will fuse C1 thry T8..I will get a Buster Brown hair cut high on the back and let the hair grow in with the brace. They fitted me in the brace which I'll have to wear for 3 months, and I won't be able to nod or shake my head at all. It, goes from my jaw, down to mid chest, and in back from middle of head/and down , I think he said to about t11 or t12. I have to shower with the brace on. Living this way for 3 months is going to be a VERY DIFFERENT experience, and I WILL, WILL, do it. Christmas blessings to all, may it be Healthy and Safe. God Bless all, Rita
  9. Well, I have my pre surgery work up today, And if the surgery will go on.l l I'm feeling better all the time, and am still tiring much too soon. Lightning strike damage to my quilting computer and drive is Not getting fixed yet. They have had the machine for about a month now, can't get a reply to emails, phone messages returned. I'll not trust another small personally owned company with much money. The saga of things going bad, he had to replace the water heater, $800.00 I can't believe something that's not made to last more than 8 years, costs so much. We didn't pay over $250 for the last one. hee hee we had it 9 years. Pre-op today so heading out. Prayers and hugs to all,
  10. Thanks, Heidi... Prayers are always welcome, and freely given. what the twins do the first time they see each other again. I keep praying for Landon. I'd love to be there to see the twins when they first see each other again. Very precious moments I think. Hugs to all,
  11. Hi Cagey, No problem. Notice how the posts can seem to be other than what we mean? It can be mind boggling I didn't think you were mad or being mean. Just as I was, you were stating your opinion, and I didn't want things I said misunderstoood, so stated them differently. I do appreciate your caring and stating... LOL, lets just have fun, I'm feeling more clear headed today. I do have an a.m. Dr.appt. this morning, and that will give me time to finish the holiday letters to mail, and get in some gift making/sewing time.
  12. WOW! Terry, so Very Pretty. The only thing I could imagine were the Terri Twst outlined with a single row of feathers and echoed. I couldn't figure how to connect. Yours is SO much better!
  13. You folks go ahead and drool!! I ALREADY EAT THE PIE! Sure was good. (Burp) behind the hand. You have p lenty of room for drools.
  14. Cagey, I reakize the post you resoponded to is about a week old. One of the Dr.s and I were talking about my future, and he said with the COPD, Plus the Mersa virus , the surgery would be delayed to let my lungs heal another few weeks. I wasn't being negative, just stating the facts. I came home (fnallly - lol ) yesterday, after 10 days as an in-patient. 11 days too long. ;o) I do think once this cervical pain is gone, I will be a bit nmore able to heal quicker. Pain does tear one down. I have been, and will continue to pray that the surgery be His will, and for the staff who will take care of me, that they be of His will and choosing. I know how negative some of the posts sound. I try not to mislead, to find a way to soften the words, and some times it just doesn't work. I see it is well beyond shower time, and I'm needing a short nap, so on into the day. This IS the day that the Lord has made! I shall rejoice and be glad in it! Amen.
  15. Heidi, it is sooo good to hear of Landon's progress. I can hardly wait to hear how Scarlett acts when she sees him again! I'll bet it is sooo sweet. The same with Landon's reaction, of course. Hugs and of course prayers continue for all. Nap time for me.
  16. thank you folks... I had a melt down. I ordered a bowl of grapes, cream of wheat, milk, tea and toast. My tray had no cream of wheat nor grapes. (touchy I was/am)+++ She insisted I tell her what wanted to replace the cream of wheat with. Says I, chuckling, I can hardly replace something I didn't get to start with. She persisted.. So did I. then I said. OK, Lets TRY to get what I ordered to start with. She insisted I tell her what I wanted to replace it with, and I yelled. lol, I'm embarrassed. yet feel she needed more yelling than I gave her. YUP, got the cream of wheat an hour later and cold, by then the milk was warm. rofl Just can't get a hot or cold meal. Another day or two and I'll vacate. ;o)) hugs around and prayers.
  17. Oh, I leave long tails all the time when I go off the quilt top edge and into the batting. I trim it or end it, the same as I do when it's not in the batting. I just frog a bit.
  18. It sees there are days when no matter how I try, I can't sound cheerful, and I'm full of complaints. Yesterday was one of those. Today sounds like another, but these really are just comments.. I've been in here 8 days and they had to put in 7 new IV's, so far. Not fun, and am running out of arm locations. It just won't work, nor will the BP cuff, on the bad arm. Were I to be here much longer I'd request a pic. A lot less mess and pain I'm sure. Just to keep this one open, I had to lay flat and not move the arm. then it was needing slow flow, so by the time It was done it was nearly time to start the next.. Within about 10 min. An hour bag took 3 - 4 hours. Ive not had a hot, nor cold meal when cold was needed, since I got here. Anyone like cold eggs, (?) and fried potato's with no seasonings and with them cold?. Not me! rofl.. yukko. I was coughing so hard, nearly constantly, with no production, that I refused any more Mucinex. I feel so much better! Update: Dr. was just In and they think I have finished the IV meds that were needed for the merca and copd. Thanks to the Good Lord! Talking of going home in a day or two after they see how I do back on my regular meds. If OK, then I go home and learn to loaf a bit. A big thanks and continued prayers for all of you. HugS, Rita..
  19. ROFl, yesterday was a real mess. Didn't get to eat either hot meal, nor the cool one at the right temperatures. Now today I can't call out on the phone, to order breakfast, so they brought a diff. phone, it won't hang up. LOL They say there is a new phone coming up from supply.. hmmmmm should be? I did get some decent rest last night, so that helps. I have a penthouse view, so I can enjoy watching cars that look like Tootsie cars. It looks so pretty out, still having some leaf color, sun is hazy bright but am told it is just plain cold out.
  20. When my designs or patterns go off the edge, I leave them and a long tail if not too involved. I've not seen stitching come out of a binding.. so think it's a simple fix. just tie & tuck or leave in the binding. I think that's right.
  21. Prayers and more prayers. May our Great God hold all of you in his hands and give the comfort and peace of mind that only He can give..
  22. Well, I'm still in the hospital. Now I've picked up the mersa virus. Spent most of yesterday sleeping.. ... or coughing, much better today. I just want to feel good. I'm tired of this. also, for sure the surgery is delayed. No idea when it will happen now.. in God's time.
  23. Well life has a way if changing! The COPD crud again. This is the 4th day in the hosp.. Having troubles that have my diet switching from heart, to regular now diabetic. I'm fairly sure this will either delete or delay the surgery. I'm not good at waiting. LOL
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