January 2013

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    Re: January 2013

    @JeepersCripes, what you describe sounds like epilepsy. 
    If she hasn't had a neurological workup, now would be a good time.
    There are meds that will keep the seizures at bay and she won't be sedated.
    You don't want her to fall and break a hip or something.

    PS: She's probably recieving treatment,  wanted to mention it, just in case...

     
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    @JeepersCripes, if she is on medication and having breakthrough seizures her meds should be reevaluated by a specialist.

    The short term memory loss could be a separate issue and there are meds that may help.

     

     
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    Good morning,
    I am an hour behind you so it is still morning here. So glad to hear, you only had a dusting of snow. The weather report had estimated 6 - 12 inches. 
    Winter, I or the boys never had braces, so I really don't know, what is involved. But I can imagine, how painful it must be. Nephew had them, but he never complained. Maybe his was different. His mouth was too small for his teeth to come in, so they extracted 4 of his molars to make room for the new adult teeth. 
    Sorry to hear about your MIL's seizures, Jeepers. That can be really scary for the ones, that watch them. 30 seconds is a very long time. But it sounds like you know, what to do. Sad story about your fiance's ex and his children. How old are they? Sounds like you are a caring person. It will not be easy to start your new marriage with "baggage" in case, you and your fiance decide to have the oldest live with you. Big responsibility, but it does sound, that is what the boy needs. Doesn't seem fair to his siblings though.
    Lovely day here again. I am alone with the kitties at present. Sitting outside near the pool typing. They both went to work. DS will be home in an hour or so. He can work from home, but had a couple of meeting to attend to this morning.
    Last night we went out for Pho (Vietnamese noodle soup). We all had a big lunch, and wanted something light. DIL took out some gulf shrimps from the freezer this morning, so I suppose, that is what will be for dinner tonight. The shrimps are huge. Twice the size of what we call jumbo. And they are so delicious. Very tender and sweet. They usually marinate and grill them. DIL is a wonderful cook and so is DS manning the grill.
    Going inside. It is getting too hot here in the sun. You all have a good day. Chat later.

    PS. i am typing on a laptop, I am not used to, so please excuse me any typos.

     

     
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    Re: January 2013

    Pingo, what a vaca so far!  Too hot?  You poor thing.  I just shoveled the steps; it's 18 degrees in our sun.  Enjoy - we'll all basque by the pool vicariously through you and, if you don't mind, grab a couple of those fabulous shrimp.  Thanks!

    JC, I think everyone has big family baggage, it's just a matter of when you discover it and what's in it!  Haven't met a "carryon" family yet, lol.

     
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    Pingo, good to hear from you - you poor thing, having to move in out of the sun and heat!! lol  What we in MA would give for that problem!  Glad your DS got you hooked up so we aren't without your posts all week.

    Jeepers, I haven't taken the plunge yet for Pinterest, but just scanning down the first page you come to when you click it online, makes me want to.  Is there a members fee - are you fairly confident that your identity/email is secure?  Is that the site I've heard people say, sometimes they tell you they don't have room for you to join right now?

    Want to keep up the pace I had yesterday of getting rid of/filing the paper pile I've accumulated.  Need to clear out the file cabinet too, may do that this afternoon while watching TV instead of reading the library book I picked up.  Took care of a couple of business phone calls, so that's a plus.  Have one more written problem that needs to be taken care of, so will do that before I get up from the computer.

    Hope everyone is keeping warm inside (except you, Pingo) today.  Cat Lady phoned to say she'll be away at Foxwoods for a couple of days, and that Harry has been at  her house mornings for breakfast.  She lured him into her breezeway yesterday, and he does a quick once around her house, but then is anxious for that door to be open so he can get out.

    P.S.  She did get back to the house where she thought Harry might belong, and a young man told her no, and that he had not belonged to the previous owner either (a relative).  Said he is allergic to cats.  So evidently Harry has just landed on a deck where he feels comfortable to linger and lounge weather permitting.

     
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    I can't imagine being super anxious to run out of a warm house and back outside today!  Our neighbor's dog was huddled up on our bench where I have a wool blanket for Gracie in the sun, probably the warmest spot in his environment today...they leave him out.

     
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    Yes, it's too cold for sure.  Poor Dougal. :(

     
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    Even too cold for G.T.!  Just emailed that he tried to take a walk on his lunch break, but it was just too cold.

     
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    Busy day here at work today. I'll be headed out soon. Not looking forward to going out in the cold, I've been inside all day.

     
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    I walked today....but it was chilly

     
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    In response to Winter2011Bride's comment:

    Busy day here at work today. I'll be headed out soon. Not looking forward to going out in the cold, I've been inside all day.



    Wrap your scarf around your face.  I did that this morning when I went out, over my nose/mouth/chin area.  Ended up coming in with a sinus headache over my eyebrow anyway.

     
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    I begged off on a walk today, poor Gracie.

     
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    Re: January 2013

    Not that I want to rub it in, but I think I selected the right week to go South. I like the cold weather, but hate it, when it is as cold as it is right now in Boston. I turned down the heat, when I left - to 64 - hope my plants survive. When it is that cold, it is hard to keep the temp up in the house due to the large windows.

    Went out for lunch w/ DS. He took me to a seafood place and I had a delicious shrimp salad (more shrimps than additions) on half an avocado. Just hit the spot.

    DIL and I are watching Downton Abbye, season 2 together after dinner, while DS is working a bit. He is not interested in it. Getting interesting. I am taping season 3 at home. Will watch that later.

    Tmw. night, we are going to DIL's alumni cocktail party. She is the presitent of the alumny club here. Should be interesting. I used to work at the school from where she graduated.  Not that I expect to meet anyone from my time, but it will still be a bit nostalgic. Then Saturday, we are going to the Brahms thing. Looking forward to that too. It will be an evening of Gypsy Songs, whatever they are. The singer (forgot his name), who was the Phantom in POTO in NY for over 800 times, is the soloist. I have heard the symphony orchester here before, when we went to hear Andrea Bochelli, and they are great. I don't know, where the ballet comes in, but it should be a fun and interesting evening.

     

     

     
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    Sounds like an ideal respite in every respect, Pingo!  We heard a warning for frostbite in tonight's weather segment.  Yeah, you did pick a perfect week to fly south. :)

     
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    Re: January 2013

    Oh Pingo wish I were there.  My annual trip to Florida is over a month away but I am holding on to the thought of that. 

    TT I think Thursday is supposed to be the coldest day so plan accordingly. 

    Kar, poor doggie being out in the cold - would your neighbors be receptive if you alerted them to the super cold predicted for Thurs?

    JC sounds as if your MIL's seizure disorder must not be controllable - didn't you say she was in her 80s?  So has had this for 80 years?  Not all are controllable,.  Knew a guy once who just developed one and it could not be reliably controlled, his whole life was changed and blighted, really.

     

     

     

     
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    They know and aren't receptive. :(

     
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    Re: January 2013

    JC - sorry to hear about the drama!  You seem to handle everything so well!

    Pingo - sounds like you are having a wonderful time!  Enjoy!

    TT - I'm with you on not plunging into Pinterest.  Between BDC and Facebook, I don't want to spend more time on social networking, lol.  Not interested in Twitter either. 

    Jumped right back into work - crazy deadlines, workload, etc.  But it's okay.  My boss is really wonderful and it's nice to be back in the office.  I do like to be able to "dress up" again, see my friends, etc.  Do have to admit that I am wiped out at the end of the day though.

    Had our first training session for the pups the other night.  It went well, and we are practicing.  They are doing pretty well.  Next session is Saturday. 

    Stay warm today everyone.  Feel so bad for DH (and everyone else) who has to work outside.  He never complains at all . . I couldn't do it!

     
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    Good morning,

    Woke up to a noise I couldn't identify - pulled up the shade and it was the guys working on the house on the corner - cutting siding!  In this cold?  One guy has been working most days alone, but today there are two.  The cold air gives a muted sound to the work being done.

    Glad to hear the training for the dogs is going well, Princess.  If it was recommended to you, other people must be getting good results from it with their dogs.  And, good you are back in the work swing again.  People contact picks our spirits up, and as you say, so does "dressing up".

    I haven't  really caught more than a glimpse of the weather forecasts, just know it's low numbers right through this week and next, with possibility of substantial snowfall sometime this week-end.  No plans on going out for me.  Plenty I can find to do in the house, and grocery-wise, it will force me to use up some of those containers in my freezer.  Took a mystery one out yesterday - baked beans!  Once I found what it was, took out a packet of deli sliced roast beef, and had a nice. albeit different supper of the beans, roast beef, cheese, and a leftover biscuit.  Brought back memories of a  pick up Sunday night supper when I was a kid.

    Coffee is calling, and I've got to be on the vigil for any signs of Harry.  He's probably waiting down the street at their breezeway.  Everyone stay warm - I intend to.

     
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    Re: January 2013

    Good morning everyone. Very cold this morning and woke up with a stuffer nose, which hopefully doesn't turn into anything worse. tt, I can't imagine working outside in this weather, I feel bad for that worker you saw at the house down the street. 

     
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    Good morning everyone. Very cold this morning and woke up with a stuffer nose, which hopefully doesn't turn into anything worse. tt, I can't imagine working outside in this weather, I feel bad for that worker you saw at the house down the street. 

     



    I know.  The owners of the house must have gotten a good deal - giving the company work during the slow months.  They started on that addition and all it entails inside and out, a little before the work on my roof and stairs were started.  Not a big crew, just 2 guys usually.  It mainly was an enlargement of the kitchen, building that room outward.  I just stepped into the l.r. to catch the weather, and it is 18 here.  I would think that would be so dangerous working with power tools - what with either bulky gloves on, or the other scenario, frozen fingers trying to use the tools properly.

    Hope your stuffy nose is just that and nothing more.  These mornings when I get up, my nose is stuffy, but clears up within an hour or so.  Think mine is more from the dry forced hot air heat.

    ETA:  How did your son make out with the braces yesterday?  Hope he isn't getting discouraged.

     
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    It appears that the bracket that is attached to the one of his molars hurt. I called the dentist and she said if it still hurts later to bring him in as it shouldn't hurt there anymore. 

     
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    Re: January 2013

    I think it usually takes some adjustments.

     
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