March 2013!

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    Still here with my headache. I'm trying very strong coffee and a piece of chocolate usually works for me. 

     
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    Lie down in a dark room and put a bag of ice on your head, try not to move for at least an hour (sleep if you can),  what you want is for vasoconstriction to occur...other than prescription meds, that's all I can think of.  

     
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    Are you still at work, Winter?  Can you put your sunglasses on?  I used to walk around the house with mine on, the light bothered my eyes so when I had one.

     
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    Thanks Robin I'm at work so I can't take my perscription meds or lie down. But the loud mouth that sits near me left early so it's quieter now. :) 

     
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    tt, I'm still here, I have my cubical light off and the chocolate helped a little. 

     
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    tt, I used to walk around with my sunglasses on, too.  And, since Coke helped me, I'd look like a very pale, slow-moving Joe Cool when I was getting a migraine, lol.

    winter, I hurt for you...

     
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    I feel so sorry for all you migraine sufferers. I never had a headache, so I feel blessed, when you all talk about yours.
    DH used to have tension headaches very, very badly. He would be driving w/ one, then stop and relieve himself. But a doc friend told him, how to check his neck muscles every so often, and r-e-l-a-x them.  He does that now, and has been headache free ever since. Maybe yours are tension headaches too.

    Just came back from my running-around-errands. It is so-o-o-o-o-o nice out. Have you been out today?
    Funny, tt, how different people perceive different things. While going up on 114, I thought of you. You said earlier, you hate 114. Actually, I find it a lot easier than Rt. 1. All the places I go to (except for Kane's) on 114 have traffic lights. On Rt. 1, where my PT is, I feel like I am darting out in traffic, praying every time I will make it.
    Stopped at Kane's. I wanted some more African Violets, but they were all out. But I picked up a beauty of a Peace Lily. The one I had, was from the old Star Market on Rt. 1. Have to be more than 30 years old. It was ailing, and I have pruned it and pruned it enough. Sometimes you just have to let plants go.

     

     

     
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    There is a beautiful wine colored african violet in the basket of plants our friend sent for my birthday.  Looking forward to dividing them out.  It's time for some new plants around here.  I had moved my peace plant into another room and was just thinking today how good it's doing in there.  Guess they need a change of light/heat every once in a while.

    I'll send you on all my 114 errands, Pingo.  I hate that road with all its lights and lanes!

    Keep thinking I hear a knock - this house has been so noisy this winter, with all kinds of bumps and bangs.  Cheerio and I just look at each other like, "Did you hear that?"

     
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    Keeping my neck muscles relaxed does help and is why I go to the chiropractor, but mine are mostly hormonal.  Strong scents, like Winter's issue today, can do it, too, as can a lack of good sleep.

     
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    Hello I'm home and feeling better. Migraines are heredeity most of the time. Mine are stress related mostly.

     
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    Good, Winter. Hope your evening gets better as it goes by. Sounds to me, you have a bit of tension headaches too. Relax and enjoy whatever is left of the evening. TLC from DH will help too.

     
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    ----I'll send you on all my 114 errands, Pingo. ----

    That's a deal, tt, if you will do mine on Rt. 1. Today was especially bad. They were fixing pot holes on some part of Rt.1. iParty is not a place to enter from, when you have a traffic jam. I wanted to stop by TJ's, but decided not to and went up on Rt. 114 instead.
    I don't mind Target and Job Lots. I take the back roads home.

     
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    Good morning,

    Hope Winter and Kargiver are feeling better.  Nice to get up and see the sun these mornings, and to watch the pile of snow on my back walk gradually get lower and lower.

    Think it's about time today I made sure the outfit I'm pairing my new blouse with, really gels.  Just can't believe Easter is next week-end.  Speaking of which, want a suggestion as how to warm/melt the caramel sauce for my trifle - seeing as I don't have a microwave.  Afraid to actually heat the glass jar in a pan of water (couldn't handle the jar then anyway), and the idea of pouring the contents into a sauce pan to thin, seems to me not only a messy process, but a wasteful one too.  Maybe it's not as thick as I'm envisioning and will pour/spread easily? Nice to have all these steps planned out in my mind before next Sunday. As you can see, Hats, some things I probably make too big a project out of!

    BTW, enjoying the Sarton book now, called "After the Stroke".  She writes, at least with this book,  in the style Gladys Tabor from the Cape did.   Loved her books and have a lot of them which I read and re-read.

     
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    TT, boil the water, take the top off the jar, put the jar of sauce in a heat proof bowl, pour the water around it, leaving about an inch at the top unocovered, and let it sit for about 5 mins before beginning the assembly.  Keep an oven glove nearby to handle it when pouring.  I suggest taking it out of the water with a pair of tongs, as for canning, then using the glove since you do not want to get the glove wet.  It will not protect from heat when wet.

    I did think that I should tell you that because I remember that you have no microwave.  Sorry.

    Gladys Tabor!  That"s a name i have not heard for a while.  Did you read Grace Livingstone Hill as well?  How about Frances Parkinson Keyes?  Elizabeth Cadell?  Roseamund Pilcher?  D.E. Stevenson? Jane Duncan? Miss Read? 

     

     
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    Hats, the authors you mentioned were all on my to read list yrs. ago, my all time favorite author then was Gene Stratton Porter.  I have a small collectin of her books, my favorite being "Girl of the Limberlost", can't tell you how many times I've read it.  Read it for the first time when I was 13 and been hooked ever since.   Love the old time books, just like the old time  music.  ss

     
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    None of the above except Tabor.  Her books were like a journal of her every day life, with neighbors and friends - and animals.  One year I was visiting my son in P'town, and we had driven up to a bookstore further up the Cape, we found the road her driveway was off of that lead to her house on the marsh pond.  "Private way" sign at the head of the driveway, so didn't go any further.  Just brought me closer when reading her books to visualizing the roads she travelled and wrote about.  She wrote of a woman with a farm set back off the road who eeked out a living selling flowers - I often think I passed her on the way to my son's.

     
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    Well then TT, perhaps you should look up some of those authors at your library, since both SS and I recommend them.  Perhaps start with "The Shell Seekers" by Rosamond Pilcher.

    SS, my mother loved GSP and tried to get me in to read her, especially the "Girl of the Limberlost"  but I just could not get interested.  All the authors I mentioned (except Keyes)  she liked too.

     
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    What I like are not so much novels, but as Tabor and this book by Sarton are, journals live people write of their daily lives.  Will google the authors you mentioned (already did Shell Seekers and Livingstone Hill, and found they were novels.)  A couple of others that I reread and enjoy along that vein are "Swimming at Suppertime" by Carol Wasserman, living on the wrong side of the Cape, and "Around the House and in the Garden" by Dominique Browning, pulling herself and home together after a divorce.

     
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    Good morning everyone,

    tt and Hats, may I suggest to use a small pitcher - a creamer f.ex - instead of a bowl, so the caramel will be easier to pour and there is a handle to hold on to.

    Winter, hope you are feeling better this morning.

    Yes, tt, so nice to wake up to the sun. Yesterday was a real beauty, hope today will be like it. Just found out, DH will be gone for the day :( Some possible new project 1-1/2 hour away :) I am invited for the ride, but don't feel like spending the day in a car.

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    Sorry, sat on this post for a while. Finally got DH out the door. Lots of business to take care of before he left.

    This is for us, who don't want to waste our money. Yesterday I picked up a packet of "bits and pieces" of bacon at TJ's. It was $2 something for an entire pound. I figured, I would use it for BLT sandwiches or for when I need crumbled up bacon etc. I used it this morning for our breakfast, and I was so surprised. A few bits and pieces, but other wise lots of really nice bacon. Plus it is uncured and have no nitrates etc. I have always spend $$$ to get the center cuts. But no more. I found it in the meat counter. Thought I would pass this along. I froze the rest of it in manageable portions.

    Hats and tt, I truly enjoy your book discussions, and I take notes. I read a lot, but maybe not as much as you two do. Reading is one of my favorites hobbies, and I just wish I had more time to do it. I always read before I go to sleep, but when my day is over, I am just too too tired and fall asleeep.

    Had an e-mail from TX son. His company is sending him to NY City for a one day event. Last plane out of NYC is just about, when the event closes. So he will take the train to South Station and come visit us for a weekend. Can you hear, I am beyond happy? Yeah!



     

     
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    Pingo, you certainly must be living right, all these visits from sons that are just falling into your lap!!  Good for you, happy, as I know, with sons, how enjoyable those visits are when they come.

    Re the books, I used to carry a small notebook in my pocketbook with names of authors/books I wanted to check out.  That way when I hit a bookstore, library, yardsale, I could refer back to that, as we all know my memory for names is not the best!  lol  Really am going to start that up again.

    Like your pitcher idea for the caramel.  Bickering back and forth in my mind whether to do the cream or whipped topping.  If I was making it to serve at home, it would be real whipped cream, hands down, but the long drive to G.T.'s and no cooler to transport it in, leaves me with visions of the whipped cream deflating and getting somewhat soupy.  Such problems I create over what should be an easy (I thought it was when I first looked at it) delicious dessert!

     
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    tt, re the whipped cream. If you must, use cool whip. That will stay. I wouldn't use the cans. They deflate before you know.
    Otherwise get an inexpensive styrofoam cooler and a bag of ice. That will last for a long time.
    That apple dessert sounds so delicious, so I hope you will make it, and get accolades.

     
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    Haven't heard from the headaches sufferes today.
    Kar and Winter, how are you doing?

     
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    I know you folks hate it when I provide a link, but some of the things suggested in this article have helped me, such as: daily magnesium supplements, avoidance of certain foods, ice bag application, increased H20 intake.....

    http://idiotsguides.com/static/quickguides/healthbeautydiet/natural-remedies-for-migraines.html 

    Of course nothing can take the place of a good neurologist, however some of these things can work in conjunction.

    Also keeping a log re intake etc can help the specialist identify triggers.

    Btw: migraines are not headaches.   They are a different animal altogether.

    (I correct myself, migraines are a form of chronic headaches)

    But, you can walk and talk when you have a headache, not so much during a migraine.

    I take 2 buffered aspirin every morning and find that helpful ...you may want to ask your dr if that's an option for you.

     
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    Speaking of visits from sons - was in the front room eating my salad and heard this commotion - Cheerio had been down cellar and I thought, "Oh no, she's brought up a mouse."  When I finished the salad, I went out into the kitchen and saw a man's head go by - it was my intown son shoveling the back walk.  I told him he really didn't have to, it was gradually melting down.  Anyway, he came in for a bit and we chatted about this and that and he showed me for the umpteenth time how to use "On Demand".  He's the one of my sons who the conversation flows the easiest with.  We both seem to think alike about things so I can truly say what I'm thinking/feeling.  Unexpected visits are the best.

     
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    Hi, ladies,

    Sorry for the concern; I'm OK, but I cut my finger last night so typing with a bandaid is a chore, lol.  

    Robin, thanks.  

    tt, your trifle is becoming a trifle stressful!  ;)  I'd go with Cool Whip for its staying power in warmer temps.

    Pingo, cool re son visiting for weekend!  Looks like TX is already having summer heat.  

    Off to dress and get lunch...leftover chicken and dumplings from last night.  Yum!

     

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