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Last post May 20, 2012 6:31 PM by Beema . 64 replies.


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    Thanks Birdy and Beema! Ironically my boss laments he wishes people would share but he enables not sharing. In another department they share everything and do not have this problem. I think sharing could really strengthen the program and make it better overall. Oh well.

    Today is lab day - and I am ready. I watched some videos on you tube to go over the registry practical stations. Going to show one of them to students today. After class we have a review for the midterm. I also worked on my review book yesterday afternoon and took it from over 700 pages to 560 (one sided). Need to take out about another 50-100 pages and then add a few things back in a better format.

    In the evening I read The Daily and The New York Times - both of which I get on my iPad - so relaxing evening. Had ravioli and salad for dinner.

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    Good morning. I'm on my second cup of coffee after a good night's sleep which often makes me slow to get started. It's dark and gloomy again with rain. We have today and tomorrow of this and then some promise of pretty perfect May weather at the end of the week. May is one of my favorite months with everything coming to life (excepting, of course, black flies and skeeters.) Betty and I were lucky Saturday--neither of the biting nuisances seemed to have hatched yet and we were spared. They describe black flies as jaws with wings--the only thing that takes them down is about 3 days of 90 degree weather so it's time to get out the head nets.

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    took it from over 700 pages to 560 (one sided). Need to take out about another 50-100 pages and then add a few things back in a better format.
    Holy smokes, Lilly--you have been a busy little bee. Definitely make sure that these are clearly marked as your intellectual property. Once handed out you never know where they will go and you want to retain authorship after all that work. It's nice to share but you also don't want to be a patsy if someone starts passing off your work as theirs. It doesn't sound like your boss has leadership instincts--too bad because they'll be losing a good teacher.

    Geema--if you're going to look at battery-powered weed whackers, I suggest you check to see if you can find one that has batteries that swap out instead of a permanently installed. If you have a lot of work to do there's nothing more annoying than having the battery run down in the middle of a job. It's nice to be able to pop a fresh battery in instead of plugging it in and waiting for another recharge. Of course, it depends on how heavy the whacking is that you need to do.

    I've got to run some errands so I guess I'd better get going before the heavier rains come in later today. Talk to you later.

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    Geema--if you're going to look at battery-powered weed whackers, I suggest you check to see if you can find one that has batteries that swap out instead of a permanently installed. If you have a lot of work to do there's nothing more annoying than having the battery run down in the middle of a job. It's nice to be able to pop a fresh battery in instead of plugging it in and waiting for another recharge. Of course, it depends on how heavy the whacking is that you need to do.

     
    Thanks Birdy!!  I should have said I was going to look at a B&D with 2 batteries.  I got online and I think "our" Lowes has them in store. Whomever waits on me HAD better know "their stuff" cause I will be asking lots of ?????s.  Big Smile  My SIL just got one and she was telling me about hers. She said it was light and she could handle it. Soooooo that is what I want to get.  I have a gas powered one that a Son-in-Law got me and I can't start it. I got blisters trying to start it and he started on 1st pull (maybe 2nd).  I was sure there was something wrong with it. Waaaaaaaaaaaa
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    Good morning everyone It is nice to be back on line again. The hard drive went on my computer and it had to sent back to the company. I only had it for a few months, it was still under warranty. I didnt think I would miss not having my computer. I sure did, a month is along time not being able to communicant with my family and freinds.I have to go back and catch up on every thing that went on. Everyone one have nice day 

    Kittyrose 

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    God's Morning Everybody.........

    A gorgeous day here - except for the goose that is trying to nest in my big flower pot on the lake deck!!  I have shagged her out of there three times this morning already!!!  The gajilions of them here are a protected species, so if she lays eggs in the flowers, I have to leave them there.  GGGRRR

    Lilly, I admire your stamina in all of this you are going through.  I, probably, would have a difficult time being nice!  lol

    My little Yorkie, Punky, is in for a teeth cleaning today.  It is lonesome without my sidekick.  I am so worried about him being put under as he has so many health problems. But, the vet said that if we didn't do this, he would probably have many more serious health problems.  I know they will take good care of him, but I will be very happy when I get him home later this afternoon.

    DH and I went out with my DD and her DH last night.  We went to Olive Garden.  I LOVE their salad!!!  I had linguine with a fresh tomato basil sauce.  Yum!  I just want to say that we are so very fortuniate with our SIL...he is a darling.  Of course, my DD is, also! 

    Geema, be very specific on your questions concerning a battery operated weed wacker.  We have had both and found that the battery operated ones did not have the strength to take care of heavy duty wacking.  We had to go out and buy a heavier, electric model to take care of the lake shore.

    Beema, how many grandchildren do you have?

    TTYL

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    KittyRose... I was so worried about you.... so, I am very happy and glad to see you back with us again.  When my computer goes out, I pace the floors like a father waiting for his first born.  And, that's just ten minutes later... If I had to go a full month, I'd have to buy a new one - And, me, who 17 years ago, swore up and down that I would never have a computer at home.  Hah....  I eat those words every day.

    TrailMom....  I have four "official"grandkids: Sarah, almost 22, Thomas (aka Tom) almost 19, Claire, 16, and Eric, almost 13.  The older two belong to Emmy and the younger to Jenny.  Now, unofficially, kids that drop by and call me Beema, that are friends of the kids or neighbor kids, number over 20.  During the times when my own children were growing up, and before my son died, we often had kids that came to dinner after school and forgot to go home for several days.  I had 8 foster kids, and 3 that just decided to live with me instead of going home.  And, looking at a different group, I have two nieces that came to live with me for their three high school years.  In addition to living all over the world, and all across the country, in different homes, I have had the best time of my life being mother and grandmother to a multitude of young people, most of whom still come by from time to time, with their own kids, to get a special Beema Hug.

    And, my sister, Aune, has lived with me for all but 12 of her 57 years.  She is my half sister, challenged, the result of a late-in-life pregnancy of our alcoholic mother.   

    I have a pot roast going and the aroma is driving me nuts.  See you guys in the morning. 

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    ♥ Life is a song, sing it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a dream, realize it, Life is a sacrifice, offer it. Life is love, enjoy it. And, life is cooking, eat it. (Sai Baba & Judy)

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    Good Wednesday Morning, Ladies ~ Another day predicted for rain, but this time I think we might actually get some.  The radar shows a large mass out there in the Gulf of Mexico moving our way, so unless it rains itself out over the water, we should have some wet stuff about the time I am getting my shampoo this morning.

    I am wearing a little note on my shirt reminding me to call my friend Jean at 5:30...  she's driving herself to the doctor this morning, and has a "fur piece to go."  (Southern for "about 15 miles." Smile  )  I tried to talk her into letting me take her, but she"s a very stubborn 87 year old. 

    Randall, my weekend handy dandy guy, came by yesterday to set a trap for the possum that was wandering around...  I hope we caught him...  I haven't tried looking yet, as it is far too dark to see.

    The pot roast we had for dinner last night, along with tiny red potatoes cooked in the same pot, gravy and a side salad was perfect - tender, juicy and the flavor was outstanding.  Nothing special was added, just the very basic recipe found in most old cookbooks. 

    Hope everyone has a wonderful day today, and I will check back with you when I get back from my shampoo....  I don't have to go shopping today afterward, because I went yesterday.  :O)     Coffee

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    ♥ Life is a song, sing it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a dream, realize it, Life is a sacrifice, offer it. Life is love, enjoy it. And, life is cooking, eat it. (Sai Baba & Judy)

    ♥ Judy Batson, Volunteer Field Editor, Taste of Home, 2009 ♥ Contest Winner, Country Woman, 2011♥ Meet me at Cooking for Two.

      

     

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    Good morning everyone, looks kind of dreary out there, sure hope it clears up have to get picking up on those keys (helicopters) they are everywhere. DH went to his specialist yesterday and has to have a colonoscopy on June 1st at 1:30 in the afternoon and we leave for Mexico early June 2, sure wish they could have booked it sooner, he is very nervous about this. Well bought the 3 Boston Ferns for my gazebo yesterday and still need one more, saw 2 snakes in the yard last week, YUK!!!

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    Good Morning All:

    Sun is barely behind the trees (actually it is making shadows in my yard) and temp is 64.4°. 

    Need to putter in the yard today and work on the garden late afternoon otherwise nothing major on my agenda!! Wink  Might fire up the bread machine. 

    CUL

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    Good morning, all. We're getting a break in the rain this morning--the sun is out--with a chance of thunder this afternoon although the severe chance is really low. Once this front goes through it looks like a spectacular weekend after a possible frost overnight Thursday (yes, still--although it'll probably be in the mountains.) We'll be seeing 80's by Monday--yippee! Beema--I hope you get your rain. Fingers crossed.

    Last night I made my Mexican Oven-Fried Chicken (the one I posted a while back.) It's an old WW recipe from the 70's that I make all the time and fits my meal plan perfectly. I think the next time I make it I might get adventurous and use the Mrs. Dash's Chipotle blend in the coating. The touch of smokiness and heat would good, I think. It was nice and crunchy. Leftovers cold for supper with a macaroni salad on the side.

    You folks might be interested in a story that was in the news here this morning. Office staff at our state university branch in town celebrated the birthday of one of their co-workers yesterday. She just turned 99. They dedicated a parking space just for her with an official sign. She began working in the office part time when she retired at 69 and plans to work three more years before retiring again! Bless her heart.

    I'm exploring some options for baking my own bread that will make it more diabetic friendly. I have a package of Hi-Maize high fiber flour coming in the mail from King Arthur Flour. It has 40% more fiber than whole wheat but tastes like regular white flour. Commercially they're using it in the low calorie breads that you see on the shelves but this is the only place where you can buy it for home use. Judging by the comments, people using it are pretty impressed with the results. I'm hoping I can make some of my favorite bread recipes with it in my little machine--time will tell. I'm just not crazy about whole wheat pizza crust and I would love to make pizza where I don't have to limit myself to just one piece.

    Geema--enjoy puttering in the yard today. As you can see, I'm getting inspired to fire up my bread machine, too. Well, the coffee's gone and my yard is calling, too.  Talk to you later.

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    HI, GUYS....   a rather sad and depressing day.  The young man whose vehicle ran into the bay did not survive.  The vehicle was so badly damaged that a good investigation may not be possible, or at least not for many months...  the general feeling is that the driver, a 19 year old friend of two of my grandkids, did nothing wrong, that the vehicle malfunctioned, that he hit his head during rapid acceleration, hitting speed bumps, and that being unconcious when the car hit the water, he had no chance to survive, despite heroic efforts.  The miraculous thing is that no one else was injured in the wake of the car traveling, unaided, across six lanes of traffic, thru a heavily walked waterfront, before it sailed thru the balustrade and into the water. He has been on life support for four days, and the family asked for that to be removed late last night, and within minutes he was gone.  How terribly sad. 

    We did get rain today, not a whole lot, but enough to keep things dreary all day long, which only added to my depressed mood. 

    Sorry to be so down today.....  by tomorrow, I will have processed this and will find my way back to normal.

     

     

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    ♥ Life is a song, sing it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a dream, realize it, Life is a sacrifice, offer it. Life is love, enjoy it. And, life is cooking, eat it. (Sai Baba & Judy)

    ♥ Judy Batson, Volunteer Field Editor, Taste of Home, 2009 ♥ Contest Winner, Country Woman, 2011♥ Meet me at Cooking for Two.

      

     

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    Good Afternoon!

    Just got home from work - stopped at butcher and picked up some ground chuck for a meatloaf. Market was next door a I picked up a baby wine (3 glass carton - 2 if you pour like me).

    I decided to play at work a little. Would you ever guess that I never do that? I am betting that is not a surprise to you. Most people do somehow - extra interactions with people, etc....I usually just plug away...so I decided it's easy to be  martyr if you are all work and have no play. ;)

    Beema - I am sorry to hear about that young man not making it. I wondered if there might have been a medical cause for the accident - I thought I read he was slumped over the wheel.

    Birdy - I wish I could take credit for the review manual - but it started out with copying/paste of publisher lecture notes. Now I am going through and deleting what I think is not important, adding my explanations, and reorganizing the lectures - we all hated the way the book organized things. So I did not have to type 700 pages! Still, I have spent a lot of time on it and I hope it looks nothing like the lecture notes when I am finished. It just seemed like a good place to start - rather than from scratch. And then again - sometimes it's just as hard correcting/adjusting something that's already done! (and formatting - yuck!) The book is so repetitive - I need to eliminate that. For example - there is a chapter on human growth and development - but it is basically repeated at the beginning of those age specific chapters. And the chapters are set up to discuss all ailments and then start over with each one and talk about management. I want to say this is the management.....then go over each ailment and at end note if there is any additions or changes to management. There are a ton of things that are 'supportive' care or treat the symptoms - and we use symptom based protocols for that. Oh my! Well, if I am still in the job.....I need it done by the beginning of July. Trailmom - thanks for your kind words.

    Kitty - so good so see you back in the loop. I do not think I could live without a computer at this point. Just the fact that you can even read books on it. I keep my recipes on Living Cookbook software - which I love...but if I uploaded them to AllRecipes I could pull them up on my iPad while I am cooking - which is very cool. I have done it with some of there recipes. As things keep progressing perhaps all I will need is an iPad someday. One thing it does not do well -posting here. It crunches everything into one paragraph. Not sure it that is a TOH thing or iPad thing - maybe a little of both.

    Oh well, I am going to look for my crocheting - I seemed to have misplaced it - for pete's sake! So, everyone have a good evening!

    Lilly

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    Hi guys, no real time to post just now but it looks as if the TOH systme (for me, at least) is back to normal so I should be back in the am,

    Tasty

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    Sounds good Tasty - I had problems for months and then all the sudden it seemed to resolve. Lilly

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    BEEMA!!!

    I have been away for awhile and just got my message from you to "come on over" to this site!

    I will be checking in from now on!

    Hugs and cheers!

    Julie

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