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    Lost Kritters Refuge & Club House/No bash please

    Started by Blue 501 at 2011/03/14 12:19PM
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    #9191   2013/01/16 05:15PM
    Re: Lost Kritters Refuge & Club House/No bash please
    Blue 501
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    Quote habbyfan:
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    Quote Lucy3:
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    Quote Lucy3: 26 here today with tiny little ice pellets falling. I hate cold weather. If I don't freeze to death in the next couple of weeks I will be heading to Florida in early February. I'm going to take shirts and a tank top in hopes of finding a bush I can hide behind and sunbathe.


    Well, I feel for you but when you are cold, you can always put on more clothes. I would love to be able to wear big fluffy sweaters, corduroy pants, fleece, Gortex. Wooly socks & boots. Never get to. There is a limit to how much you can take off if it's too hot. I used to work a lot of evenings. Going to work across a big parking lot in temps over 100 is horrrrrible. You feel as though your brains are boiling. I had to wear a sleeveless shirt so I could stand to put on my lab coat if I had to go to a ward.


    I can remember working at the City Hospital back in the early sixties. There was no AC and we wore nylon uniforms and those God awful girdles that came almost to the knee, with hose. When I went to the VA where they had central air I felt like I'd died and gone to heaven.

    I tell everyone that my feet get cold in October and don't warm up until April or May. I literally hate cold weather. I used to go outside early in the morning in Summertime and only come in for lunch then back out until time to start dinner. Once my husband retired and just took over in the yard, I didn't go out very much. Not much fun to just go sit.


    Oh yes, I remember those horrible girdles. And even with coulottes, we wore petty pants. All those layers. I sweated like crazy til the first of November. When I started working, I had ditched the girdle but wore those white leather lace up nursing shoes & pantyhose so with clothes plus a heavy lab coat, I was still too hot.


    Can you believe(well yes, YOU could ) that when I had my hip replacement I actually rooted around and came up with some of those relics? That big old scar with the staples got irritated by elastic and the pettipants saved the day. Or weeks.


    I still have a girdle, a couple of garter belts & a Merry widow. That girdle is just as tight as ever. That kind of elastic never dies. The wimpy elastic they have now dies in even $30 panties very quickly. I find it every few years & try to throw it away but I keep thinking "but it's an antique now". It was stupid of me to ever wear one-I have never had any hips but if you have a tummy it will force it up to bulge over your waist line, making a bad situation even worse. Plus I was not big (then). I think I weighed 117 pounds when I started college. What did I need with a girdle? But we were raised to think it was immoral not to wear one. You might (omg) jiggle! But then my mother thought it was questionable to wear any panties but white briefs; that only gypsies had pierced ears, & that ankle bracelets or black underwear were worn only by prostitutes. We went to town to shop wearing stockings & gloves. (And sometimes a hat). Think of "Driving Miss Daisy" with Miss Daisy doing the driving, in a wide old Plymouth, & you get the picture.


    Did your mother know my mother

    My mother put me in a girdle at 14,I only weighed 100 pds.

    Slacks why would anyone wear those things,they were for boys.

    I went to a hairdresser for the first time on my 16th Birthday,when my sister took me as a gift,until then ... Mom did the trim.


    My Mama decided to give me a permanent right before the Senior Trip (To Florida!). My hair is baby fine so she thought it would be best to give me a child's permanent, thinking it would be milder. NOT! The Tonette was stronger than the Tony b/c children's hair has not been messed with & is stronger than bleached, rolled, burned, sizzled adult hair. (they used to put metal & rubber contraptions in your hair, wet them with some kind of gross smelling liquid & give you a mild electrocution). My hair may have been just a tiny bit bleached too. Zot!!! I looked like the Bride of Frankenstein. Every time my hair got damp (pool, boat trip to see the Wicki=Watchee Mermaids, just walking outside in Florida, the sight of a cute boy), that hair sprung to life, sizzled, & stuck out in every direction. I was so humiliated (and have never had another permanent).

    #9192   2013/01/16 05:18PM
    Re: Lost Kritters Refuge & Club House/No bash please
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    Quote Lucy3: I was very thin too but the girdles were a must with the short uniforms. They sort of protected your modesty I suppose. I doubt that many men were lurking around hoping to get a peek up those uniforms.


    I think our Mamas intended them as a kind of "modern" chastity belt. They worked too. It was very difficult for a boy to peel you out of a girdle in the back seat of his car, even if you were drunk.

    #9193   2013/01/16 07:04PM
    Re: Lost Kritters Refuge & Club House/No bash please
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    Quote Calypso:
    Quote Blue 501: Mama fell last night. The EMT's & Police came. She said she was careless (and she was. Her new bed is a bit high and she has a very sturdy 2 step device but she was standing on it, in slippery socks, & reached for her cup instead of getting to solid ground before trying to get it & just slid down. & could not get up. And I could not get her up. She is skinny but I cannot safely lift over 25 pounds due to previous back surgery. And I would not let Alex even try. at 38 weeks pregnant. Since the EMTs were already on the way when I woke up, I did not try to get V at 2 a.m. He has 2 very bad disks from swinging in the top of a tree which broke off (when he was younger).
    And the computer has been off since then, til A. just fixed it for me.
    Have a good day.
    So, she had already pushed her alarm button & an off-duty EMT came and lifted her in his arms & put her in the bed but the police & EMTs came anyway. Not much sleep last night for anyone but thankfully, she is not hurt. I put slippers with rubber strips in them on her feet and put a quart of water on her bookcase next to her pills. And cancelled our lunch date with our friend. I don't dare leave her on her own for very long now but I can't let Alex embark on a 2 hours round trip alone either. I had a sitter for $16 an hour but Mama did not feel she needed one & it would be hard to get someone on such short notice.


    Blue, I am so sorry about your Mama's fall. I hope she is Ok. When older people fall, it can be devastating...I'm glad you didn't try to move her yourself. Best handled by the professionals. Please take care.

    Left some brownies and hot chocolate for the late nighters.
    Peace everyone, and be well.


    mmm, brownies. Mama is fine. Just a bit stiff. She did not really fall, just slipped and slid to the floor. She is on heavy duty pain pills & I think she wakes up every 4 hours to take one. She is a little sore today but I guarantee you she would have been more so if I had managed to get her up by pulling under her arms as opposed to being picked up like a baby & deposited into her bed.
    Alex got her pirate wear for the baby. It is so cute!

    #9194   2013/01/17 07:41AM
    Re: Lost Kritters Refuge & Club House/No bash please
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    Good morning. Sumatra Mandeling coffee. Almond crescent rolls. Blueberries & strawberries. Hot Czar Nicholas II tea.
    NO SNOW but we must have had 6 inches of rain during the night. The cat shelter collapsed, the tarp tore & took one whole side of the heavy fence down. Glad they were in the garage. That would have been so traumatic for them but they would have been safe in their igloos, I think. We are going to have to think of a new plan but I am taking over the feeding & scooping today so they stay in the garage for now.
    Alex had a crying fit last night. Must not be long now. Mom feels a little bit sore from her fall but she has never broken a bone in her falls. Those 2 gallons of 1% milk a week really help. We should all take note. I had her bone density tested in her 80's & it was better than most 20 somethings. (It is borderline now but Mama said "I am 96! Of course it's borderline!") In contrast, my SIL runs in marathons but still has to take one of the bone builders (Boniva or whatever)& they have their own dangers.
    Have a wonderful day.

    #9195   2013/01/19 04:53AM
    Re: Lost Kritters Refuge & Club House/No bash please
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    Good morning. A shoutout to our missing friends: Lucy, Wombie, CM-still in Florida, and others who do not feel like posting for a while.
    We had snow. The whole yard is swamped. At least I have a paved driveway on my side so the cars do not sink into the morass. And V's house is on higher ground. When we have a real gully washer, it flows from the garage to the ditches like a trout stream, carrying pebbles with it.
    How about a hearty breakfast? Buttermilk pancakes with blueberries this morning, a smidgen of bacon (for those who indulge), soy sausage (for those who do not), D'Anjou pears, sliced & slathered with sour cream & cinnamon. Piping hot Ugandan Bugilu coffee & a pot of Czar Nicholas II tea. I would like to go back to bed now but I need to go tend to the cats for my daughter & deal with more boxes of "stuff". Have a good day. Hope your weather, wherever you are, is pleasant.
    We have everything the baby will need now, including bright colored "wipes" of cotton flannel for the baby's tiny bottom. (Or so we think. Every baby needs a Pirate onesie). He does still need a warm little hat. He has fleecy little suits with hoods but she feels he might get in trouble with a hood, even though she will be sitting in the back seat beside him all the way home. She mentioned that he might scream all the way home. He will only be about 6 hours old when he makes that trip. Should I put some ear plugs in my purse? My ears actually hurt with any kind of high pitched noise.

    #9196   2013/01/19 06:03AM
    Re: Lost Kritters Refuge & Club House/No bash please
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    Quote Blue 501: Good morning. A shoutout to our missing friends: Lucy, Wombie, CM-still in Florida, and others who do not feel like posting for a while.
    We had snow. The whole yard is swamped. At least I have a paved driveway on my side so the cars do not sink into the morass. And V's house is on higher ground. When we have a real gully washer, it flows from the garage to the ditches like a trout stream, carrying pebbles with it.
    How about a hearty breakfast? Buttermilk pancakes with blueberries this morning, a smidgen of bacon (for those who indulge), soy sausage (for those who do not), D'Anjou pears, sliced & slathered with sour cream & cinnamon. Piping hot Ugandan Bugilu coffee & a pot of Czar Nicholas II tea. I would like to go back to bed now but I need to go tend to the cats for my daughter & deal with more boxes of "stuff". Have a good day. Hope your weather, wherever you are, is pleasant.
    We have everything the baby will need now, including bright colored "wipes" of cotton flannel for the baby's tiny bottom. (Or so we think. Every baby needs a Pirate onesie). He does still need a warm little hat. He has fleecy little suits with hoods but she feels he might get in trouble with a hood, even though she will be sitting in the back seat beside him all the way home. She mentioned that he might scream all the way home. He will only be about 6 hours old when he makes that trip. Should I put some ear plugs in my purse? My ears actually hurt with any kind of high pitched noise.


    Yum!! pancakes and bacon...Wonderful Sat morning breakfast...Thanks, Blue. We had some snow here at the beach, too. Just a few inches, but it makes everything look so beautiful..We have a shell driveway, so have to be careful when and if we shovel. Didn't this time....just shoveled the walkways to the front and back doors.
    It's been rather quiet here, the way I like it.....Went to our favorite French Bistro for a late lunch the other day, rahter quiet there too, got our favorite cushy seats by the window. At the house I have been randomly clearing out closets and drawers. Got a box of stuff to donate to the local church and the Captain took 2 loads to the dump....I have to keep going.....
    Reading a new book, Anil's Ghost by Michael Ondaatje, about Sri Lanka...I've just started it, but it seems interesting....a combination of modern times and human rights intertwined with archeology.
    Blue, hope things are ready, set, go for the baby!!!

    #9197   2013/01/19 06:17AM
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    Sounds like a great breakfast... we live in S.E. TX, and it will be 75 and sunny today...LOL... great day for a Texas bar-b-q... any suggestions???

    #9198   2013/01/19 06:29AM
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    Quote deceived: Sounds like a great breakfast... we live in S.E. TX, and it will be 75 and sunny today...LOL... great day for a Texas bar-b-q... any suggestions???


    Texas BBQ sounds delicious!! How about bbq flank steak/ beer can chicken with beans and corn salad...fruit cobbler for dessert.

    #9199   2013/01/19 06:37AM
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    Quote Calypso:
    Quote deceived: Sounds like a great breakfast... we live in S.E. TX, and it will be 75 and sunny today...LOL... great day for a Texas bar-b-q... any suggestions???


    Texas BBQ sounds delicious!! How about bbq flank steak/ beer can chicken with beans and corn salad...fruit cobbler for dessert.


    I've never been to a real Texas BBQ. Is potato salad acceptable? I've got a terrific recipe, very basic ingredients, and simple to make.. And how does one prepare corn-salad? It sounds delish. p.s. Almost forgot to offer my sweet-cornbread.

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    #9200   2013/01/19 06:53AM
    Re: Lost Kritters Refuge & Club House/No bash please
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    Quote BobbiSox:
    Quote Calypso:
    Quote deceived: Sounds like a great breakfast... we live in S.E. TX, and it will be 75 and sunny today...LOL... great day for a Texas bar-b-q... any suggestions???


    Texas BBQ sounds delicious!! How about bbq flank steak/ beer can chicken with beans and corn salad...fruit cobbler for dessert.


    I've never been to a real Texas BBQ. Is potato salad acceptable? I've got a terrific recipe, very basic ingredients, and simple to make.. And how does one prepare corn-salad? It sounds delish. p.s. Almost forgot to offer my sweet-cornbread.


    Hi Bobbi, I'm not an expert on Texas BBQ, I just suggested what I like.....I think deceived is the expert. As far as corn salad goes, I make mine usually in the summer when I can get fresh ingredients.....I'ts like any salad just use roasted corn, red onion, red pepper with tomatoes, avocado or black beans or any veggie you like. Mix with lime juice/ olive oil/ hot sauce and a little cilantro.

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