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Oct 8, 2017 12:45PM Jazzygirl wrote:
Good morning- for now, just want to share a great video of the balloon fiesta. There was fog in the valley this morning
Oct 8, 2017 03:28PM Chevyboy wrote:
Oh hey all you little kiddles! Snow is coming HERE starting tonight! It's been up in the mountains lately, but not here yet! Got everything covered or put away in my gardens. And we've eaten almost all of our tomatoes! Been such a great year for those special plants I put in, along with the compost.
Goldie... Camping, eh? I remember one time we stayed in our tent, beside the lake.... And here comes a wind storm! We had our 2 little girls, the youngest was about 2, so I held her inside the tent, sitting on the cot, hoping the storm would pass.... The wind blew the tent OVER !!!! OVER on top of me, sitting there, holding the tent up with my head... I just sat there... afraid to move.... So Husband comes running over, and helped take the little one out, then I crawled out, and we made a B-line for the safety of the car! I remember I washed the camping dishes in the lake... I must have been nuts...back then.... okay Cammi, never mind!
Then another time, up at the Miracle Mile in Wyoming... Beautiful weather on the way in.... Set up our tent...... But of course, another storm! Rained so hard we had to leave.... That Wyoming mud is like paste... That dirt road was carrying us over to the edge... DH jumped outside the drivers side, door open, pushing the car back on the mud road.... I was trying to help steer the damn car, back onto the middle.... OMG, we were never so glad to see pavement in our LIVES!!!! It was THEN that DH took out that bottle and had a rightly deserved swig! I just sat there & cried.
It was cabins from then on........
So could someone go wake up the Camster? Does she pretend she is "working" ??? Stay warm gals! xoxo
Oct 8, 2017 06:17PM Jazzygirl wrote:
Good afternoon friends- lovely fall weekend here and two good morning for balloon fiesta. This event brings a lot of people and money to this place that really needs it. Hoping the weather continues to be good for the duration. It ends next Sunday morning. I don't go to the field unless people are in town (possibility of friends passing through but waiting to hear the next few days).
I went to the Greek festival yesterday with a friend and had a blast. Good food, amazing dancing, a bit of shopping too. We were there a good three hours and then headed out mid afternoon. Spent the rest of the day at home and been working on some home organization/purging yesterday into today. Got a pile sorted for donations as well as a trunk filled with things for donations to drop off this week.
Ill- thinking of you sister and keep us posted on anything you want to talk about with next steps for treatment. Sending you much love sister.
Chi- how go those work outs friend?
NM- it is getting much cooler here now and saw it may hit freezing tomorrow night so I will need to cover some plants. Usually we don't get a hard freeze until later in October, but one never knows. I hope you and Sadie are enjoying some snuggle time in the warmth of your house this weekend!
Cami- thinking of you and the family and hope DD's treatment plan is coming together.
Mema- did you get any news yet on your test results?
Wishing everyone a good week ahead
Oct 8, 2017 07:46PM goldie0827 wrote:
Ilona, is it confirmed for brain mets?
Chevy, no tent camping here. We have a toy hauler, hauls our ATV and then when we take that out, we have sleeping, kitchen and bathroom with shower.
I'll try and get the video on you tube. Those of you that are friends with me on FB, then you can see it there.
Oct 8, 2017 07:49PM MemaSue56 wrote:
I hope ya'll can see this. It's only 1 of 3 interviews Addie did. Let me kno if it works, then I'll post the other 2.
Oct 8, 2017 08:13PM illimae wrote:
Goldie, I think it's pretty much confirmed, although, I thought only a biopsy could confirm and these are sub-centimeter lesions. I met with the neuro rads docs Friday morning, the neuro board met Friday afternoon and I got the call that gamma knife is scheduled for 10/20. My husband flew home from out of state and we see my MO tomorrow for more info and results of the bone and CT scans I had on Friday too. Hopefully, no more bad news. I still feel great though, totally normal. This disease is so confusing.
Oct 8, 2017 09:37PM MemaSue56 wrote:
I managed to load the Dr Phil one. It took about 3 mins tho. I have a slow puter.
Oct 8, 2017 09:40PM Jazzygirl wrote:
Ill- I am glad you are feeling well and glad your husband is home to be with you at the doctors. I hope the apt goes well to prepare you for the surgery. Dang sister, I am just so sorry about this.
Mema- thank you for sharing the video with us. I am glad Dr. Phil went to visit your neice and the other young woman. She is so beautiful and looks healthy, despite all she has been through. I am glad he also mentioned the possibility of PTSD too.
How is she doing? Is she home from the hospital?
Oct 8, 2017 09:44PM MemaSue56 wrote:
Illimae - I am praying for you. There were too many lesions in my brain so no biopsy was performed, I just went for the radiation. God bless you and I am hoping for good results which ever way you go. Like I said in a prev post, no heavy side-effects with brain rads. Other than losing your hair again. Hang in there sister...u can do this.
Oct 8, 2017 10:44PM - edited Oct 8, 2017 10:57PM by Dara_Diverse
I had to see if Lori posted as I just saw her video on facebook. What an amazing surprise for you Lori, Your family jest love you so berry much. I am so happy for you.
Illimae, sending hugs and prayers to you dearheart, so sorry to hear your news. But you got this!
Sue, i do believe I saw that first interview on the news or possible another interviewer. Wow. I am glad to hear that Addie is feeling so much better.
NM, what an amazing guy the owner of Zappo's must be. I would truly love to work for him. It is unbelievable for a company today to be so damn generous and caring for all of their employees.
Cam, continued prayers for your family.
Me busy with work, spending time with my little guy and dwinking. Sorry still not caught up, skimmed and commented on the most relavant posts I remembered. Oh nice to see you again Chevy missed ya!
Sue, I was able to view both videos btw. Very moving. I would be star struck having Dr. Phil in my hospital room, no doubt lol. And girl, I can see a little resemblance in that gorgeous blond bomb shell to little ole ye! More love coming to you and your community.
Have a great week ladies, love each and ebery one of you great gals!
Oct 8, 2017 10:58PM Jazzygirl wrote:
Lori- I saw your post too after I wrote more today. So glad for your surprise, we like surprises especially if they are good ones, right? Sounds like a fabulous trip! So glad you had so much family come to make it super special! You deserve all the happiness life has to offer, sister!
Oct 9, 2017 07:21AM NativeMainer wrote:
Good morning, Loungettes!Happy Monday!It's Columbus/Indigenous Peoples Day here in Maine, what I call one of the half-a$ed holidays. Half the world is closed, half is open. Half the doc's offices will be closed, not sure about banks, lots of businesses but not all will be closed, just nuts. Getting the last remnant of Nate coming through, it poured rain a couple times yesterday, very warm and foggy this ayem.
Goldie--so glad the camping trip was so good for you! What a great surprise you got!Hooray for you and your family!
Teka--I hate it when soft apples get mixed in with the harder ones.
Jazzy--amazing pics of the balloons and the fog on the river!
Chevy--Snow? Well, it is coming! How far up in altitude are you? Wow, what camping experiences you have had!
Jazzy--Sadie and I had some wonderful snuggles until the weather warmed up again, now we're back to bedtime snuggles ciz I sleep with the ceiling fan on!
Goldie-can't wait to see the video!
Mema--great interview! Very scary situation.
Illi--confusing is right.Glad you are feeling well, that is a good step in the right direction. You must feel better that there is a plan in place.
Dara--the Zappos guy is pretty amazing. And his approach proves that taking care of employees and the community doesn't get in the way of making money.
Dances with Hornets' DOTD:
Pour ingredients into a mixing glass almost-filled with ice. Stir, and strain into an old-fashioned glass over ice. Garnish with fruit, and serve.
Best served in a Old-Fashioned Glass.
Oct 9, 2017 08:04AM Chevyboy wrote:
http://dlsh.it/JYq8EfF HAH!!! I Hope this works! It's a video of Caramel Apple Mimosa's! They look soooooo good!
And yes, I saw your reunion on FB Goldie... What a great surprise for everyone!
So many names I remember here with you goils... Memma Sue, Miss Native, Jazzy, and Dara! And so where is that Cammiwiththephonejob??? I know little love... taking care of your little girl..... just know we are all thinking of you.... we've all been there, so we know what you are feeling.... I'll have a toast to your day .... It's snowing here! We are in Denver, and it's only a mile above sea-level... but first snow of the season...! And it is just 33 degrees out... 75 yesterday.... It's a wonder we all don't have pneumonia or something similarino....
Oct 9, 2017 09:58AM goldie0827 wrote:
Illona, sorry about those darned mets. It's like we sit around and wait for that "ball" to drop. Glad you feel so good, I feel the same way.
Oh my Sue, so glad your niece is ok. So scary!
Wacko, glad things are going well. How is your tummy? I will be glad to have you back on a regular basis.
NM, you can see the video on FB.
Cami, I'm so sorry for things going on in your home and praying for all of you.
Chevy, Elizabeth Dahling….it IS good to see you around the lounge. Glad you gals keep up with Cami. You and her remind me of Lucy and Viv!
I planted some beets before I left for camping, came back and they were starting to come up and dang it all if a mouse or rat ate them!!!!! Gonna have to try again!
Oct 9, 2017 01:48PM Dara_Diverse wrote:
peaking in briefly while eatting a sammy. Sending prayers to anyone near Sonoma Valley, horrible wild fires burning there. A classmate and dear friend of mine from college was just evacuated.
lol Lori on Lucy and Viv. Love that. My stomach .... ugh, hate even going there. It looks like I will need another surgery albeit a minor surgery. Still, don't want a plastic surgeon near me with a knife! A debridement is one thing. The PS thought it was a knot and tried to pull it out but to no avail. It is oozing more now, PS said if it became exposed again, I could try a general surgeon to dig out the threads. I just wanna kill Dr. pRick, the PS at Univ of Penn Hospital that jacked up my body so horribly.
Continued Prayers for Leslie and for Sue.
Oct 9, 2017 03:26PM Chevyboy wrote:
Yes.... I'm Elizabeth Dahling... Hah! Or Ed... or whatever I changed my name to at the time... Goldie, we used to have so much fun teasing each other.... she will be back... I just know it....
So beets?? Can you get a hold of a BIG pot? Like the one grow-houses use to grow pot? Then you can plant stuff, and put netting all over everything, and maybe the little B-tards won't get your veggies first? I had to get some "deer netting" and drape it all over my tomato plants, and anchor it down at the bottom of the pots, and it kept the squirrels out of them... they only liked the Heirloom, or large tomatoes... not the cherry tomatoes. I don't know if that would work with "in the ground plants".... SOMEone set 8 of those huge grow-pots out in the alley 2 years ago.... So of course I go rescue them.... I saw "White Rhino" written on tape on one of the pots.... I go google that name, wondering what kind of plant that is, that I could grow.... HAH! It is some fancy strain of marijuana... I found out... So I'm just sticking to Tomatoes, herbs, etc....
But one of my friends has 4 pots of MJ growing on their deck!!! It has buds on it... But she says it is a job, to dry and whatever ...to get those buds into something you can smoke.... I was, and still am too afraid to try it....
Miss Dara... What happened to you? And I don't even know what a deprivement is.... nor do I want one.... I have enough trouble with all my rashes, and whatever.... and trying to figure out what I'm doing.... to get rid of them....
Our power came back on... I think our little morning snow-storm broke branches off the trees, and onto the power lines! I can't imagine what the folks in Texas, Florida, and then Puerto Rico did without their power, and all their other problems... so I'm not complaining....It's only 33 degrees out... but oh well...
Oct 9, 2017 03:29PM Chevyboy wrote:
This is my friend... & her plants....
Oct 9, 2017 06:27PM ChiSandy wrote:
On hiatus from workout--trainer (who is observant) took time off for Yom Kippur & Sukkot, so I did what I could at home (the stretches, modified pushups, squats) and used the treadmill at the gym. But now I'm having weird jaw/ear/neck pain on L side, affected by movement, so I'm taking it easy. It came on suddenly last night in the Uber en route to the Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul concert (fantastic show), abated during dinner & the concert, but recurred in another Uber en route home (sat in same location, with shoulder belt across my neck). Got worse overnight and still worse now. Frustratingly, I can't reliably reproduce it and I can't tell what will set it off--though head movement and swallowing (my own saliva but not beverages) often bring it on. PCP's PA says it's not ONJ or an ear infection; not a tooth abscess because I have no fever or weird taste in my mouth and my gum doesn't hurt when I press on it. She has it narrowed down to sinus inflammation (mold count over 53K today), salivary gland or adjacent lymph node problem or perhaps TMJ. I have an upcoming dental appt so will ask for another X-ray or ENT referral if it persists. Meanwhile, I've been advised to use heat, Aleve, decongestant and keep encouraging saliva flow in case it's partial blockage caused by parotid "gravel."
Yesterday, with dinner (shrimp & grits at House of Blues) I had a dry "Sofie" rosé by Niebaum-Coppola.
Oct 10, 2017 07:08AM NativeMainer wrote:
Good Morning, Loungettes!Happy Twofer Tuesday! Still tropical and rainy here, no more talk aboutdroughts for a while. Got through the Columbus/Indigenous Peoples day half-a$ed holiday with a minimum of annoyance. Visited with my Mom for a bit at her place, she's cleaning out the trailer, one of my cousins is going to move it to her land and fix it up (it doesn't need much fixing, but a bit) so Mom is sorting and boxing and moving stuff to the storage shed or the dump, as appropriate. Kind of sad to see the place being stripped down like that, but she hasn't lived there for years, and without attention it's just going to deteriorate. She's also trying to sell the land, wish I could afford to buy it, but that's not in the budget without my going back to work full time and I don't want it badly enough to do that. Mostly I just don't want her to sell it, forno good reason other than I'd like it to stay in the family. I guess I still think of it as home, in a way. Time to grow up, I guess!
Chevy--The Caramel Mimosas look absolutely yummy! I may have to go out and get some caramel vodka, and it's coming into cider season, so time to mix up some. It's crazy you got snow, but I can remember Trick or Treating in the snow, with costumes over snowsuits when I was young, so not so surprising, really.
Goldie-- I did see the video on Fb, what a nice surprise on a rainy day! How nice of you to plant some beets for the critters to eat while you were gone!You are so thoughtful of the critters.
Dara--those fires are frightening. Glad your friend is out and safe. I can imagine how you feel about more surgery, and to be having issues at this late a date, that was so botched up. I hope you can find someone who will finally fix the issue once and for all.
Chevy--I can't believe your friend is growing pot on the deck! Glad you got power back, and it is humbling to realize that so many people are still without power due to the hurricanes.
Chi--having unexplained pain is scary and not fun. I hope you find a cause ASAP and that it can be treated.
Dances with Hornet's DOTD:
Cider Cup Ingredients
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan; bring to the boil, stirring occasionally. Allow to cool. When cool, strain and chill for several hours. Re-heat one hour before serving, and serve lukewarm.
Best served in a Pint Glass.
Oct 10, 2017 09:07AM goldie0827 wrote:
Wacko, I can't believe you are having more problems with that tummy. How does that happen after such a long period of time? So, what are you getting with your MMJ card?
Chevy, you are so funny as well. You and your neighbor with the MMJ, too funny. To just smoke the stuff, I think you just let it dry. I don't smoke any, I use the RSO and just at night before I go to bed. I will plant some more beets and I put gallon milk jugs over them. They just need to get going. Once they get big enough, the critters leave them alone.
Gee Sandy, one thing after another for you.
NM, is the land ofyour moms where you grew up? I know I hated to see my mom sell our place up north. 10 acres and a trailer. We didn't grow up there, but was up there just about every weekend growing up.
Going for labs today, should have results tomorrow and see my onc on Thursday. Then attending a MMJ conference in Phoenix. Looking at trying to get in with this growing industry some how.
Oct 10, 2017 11:26AM Jazzygirl wrote:
Good morning friends- getting caught up here on this crisp fall morning. Another nice moring for the morning mass ascension and saw about 10 floating down the valley, but in a distance. Here is another great video I saw on FB this morning from GMA.
Had the cleaning company here early yesterday, working on the contract with the new teaming company (finishing that today) and also got my car in for the two new rear tires. Hope to have her back by end of the week. They always seem super busy and it takes awhile to get repairs done. Thankfully not my primary vehicle but one that is lovely to drive this time of the year as a convertible.
Dara- there was another sister here on a thread who went through so much of the same thing you have been dealing with from your recon. She had many debridements/follow up surgeries from her recon process and shared so much of the same stories you are here. She dropped off BCO awhile back. I wish you resolution with this so you can continue to focus on your new work.
Sorry to hear about your friend being impacted by the fires. I know people in both areas where the fires are (northern and southern) and have not heard from my sister yet this week and she works not far from the Anahiem fires.
NM- I so understand your desire to buy the childhood property to keep it in the family. It sounds like it would put you back in a place you don't want to be (FT) and after you just paid off your own home this year. But that being said, the emotions of a place where we grew up loom large. We had to sell our childhood home in 2005 and my sister and I both talked about whether we could find a way to keep it. I had JUST built and moved in to my own new home at that time, so there is no way. I remember walking around the house at the end to say goodbye with tears in my eyes. But a nice man bought the house, has fixed up the property in a lovely way and have seen it several times during my returns back east. Makes me feel good that someone who valued that space bought it and made it even nicer. I hope the same for you, it can make you feel a bit better about the whole thing. Hugs sister!
Chi- I had a really bad pain in my ear/jaw back in early Sept I was sure was a sign of swimmers ear (given my weekly swimming activities). But I also suspected it could have been a blocked eustacean tube and in fact, with some decongestants, it got better quickly. So your thought about the mold could be right on. I hope you feel better soon.
Chevy- how is your weather? We are getting COLD down here and some snow up in the northern parts of the state yesterday, and freeze warners everywhere. Hope you are staying warm!
Goldie- good luck with the labs and hope you get good results! Is it getter cooler too where you live?
I have heard a lot of people are getting involved with the MMJ industry. I had an opportunity a couple years back, but not a good fit for me and required special (and expensive) insurance for my biz so I opted out. Just be aware of that if you start a new business around the industry, you may need special insurance coverage.
Ill- thinking of you and hope your apt went well yesterday and that the doctor is putting together a new plan to help you.
Genny- how are you doing sister, any news on your tests and also your neice's recovery?
Hello to all others and wishing everyone a terrific Tuesday!
Oct 10, 2017 12:56PM MemaSue56 wrote:
Illi - I can remember going thru all those tests and how scary it seemed, but it actually wasn't too bad. Never had the gamma knife tho, so if you feel like it you can share the details. Praying for you and sending you BIG HUGZ!!
Jazz - thank you for your thoughts. Addie is home now with lots of elevation for her leg.
Lowee - wah wah wah…I don't have FB so please tell me what the surprise was.
Dork - thank u for the compliment, but Addie is my niece thru marriage. I'm glad that u think she looks a little like me tho. I am sending u BIG HUGZ and lots of prayers. You don't have to use Dr.pRick do ya?
NM - ick, warm & foggy, but glad Nate do more damage to your area. Love the DOTD
Ed - LOL, I knew u had a nickname on this thread, mese feeble brain jes cudn't remember it. So thrilled to see you posting again.
Sandy - WOW what a croc that you are going thru more pain. Will send u some cyber HUGZ and energy.
Lowee - hoping for the best possible results on your labs. WOW, growing mmj. You definitely have the space for it, keep me posted.
BOMB, BOMB, BOMB yesterday. I cried n cried, am thankful hubs was here. He jes held me. Got 'the call' regarding the biopsy. I am scheduled for 2 weeks from today (24th).
One of you, Jazz or Sandy mentioned a similar incident with melanoma. I was too relaxed and not worried and then bam. Trying hard not to crawl into da wabbit hole. But even if I do for awhile, I still think I can overcome/deal with the results.
Oct 10, 2017 02:37PM Jazzygirl wrote:
Mema- I am sorry the news was not good sister. We will be here as you go through things on the 24th. That is what friends are for.
Sending big hugs
Oct 10, 2017 07:54PM MemaSue56 wrote:
Thanks bunches sister Jazz. I feel ur Big Hug now. love yas all. Hopefully will be back tammary.
Oct 10, 2017 09:13PM illimae wrote:
Jazzy, all other scans were good, so gamma knife is the only plan, no changes to what is working from the neck down.
Mema, sorry to hear about the melanoma, thinking of you and hoping for a good, easy outcome.
Hope all is well with everyone else :)
FYI, I'm craving a cocktail, maybe a margarita or something sweet on the beach this weekend!