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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

  
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RAWHIDE64 5/31/2012 10:31AM

    Double darn!!

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IDLETYME 5/30/2012 8:46AM

    Keep looking and let us know where!!! emoticon

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MS.ELENI 5/29/2012 1:43PM

    Ah shucks. emoticon

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Running In The Morning

Monday, May 28, 2012

  
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IDLETYME 5/28/2012 6:50PM

    Oh Yeah??? emoticon emoticon

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A Virtue of Pain

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Yesterday I walked the dogs just a short distance Ė a half a mile. Then I spent an hour digging up every sand burr and nut-sedge, and some of the Johnson grass I could find in the lawn. Then I sharpened the lawn mower blade and cut the grass, and after that, I watered all the plugs I had set out this spring using the reclaimed water, which was still on. I had woken up with no catching in the fingers of either hand, and felt fine, except that I was soaked in sweat and left my clothes in the garage before I had a shower. Later I pruned some tree limbs hanging over our fence, and while cutting them up managed to get the end of my left index finger between the blades of the pruning shears. It took a long time go get the bleeding stopped, but it didn't hurt much.

This morning I woke up and my left hand was worse than it had been up to this time, and the trigger finger in my right hand was catching again too. I finally realized that I donít want to grasp anything strongly, no matter what the size or orientation. Thinking about it, I remembered how my paternal grandfather had heart problems, and his doctor had given him a shot of adrenalin. The doctor told him, ďYouíre going to feel fine, but do not go out and do any work.Ē Of course, grandpa was a farmer, and they found him lying under the Farmall Cub (small tractor) where he had fallen. I could start the big tractor easier than the small one, and I could visualize exactly what happened. This was before tractors had starters, and just a couple of years after they had sold the horses, so it was a good workout with a crank to get a tractor going.

The problem is that when you are in a fragile condition but feel great, itís easy to forget to avoid doing things that will affect you. If it hurts when you do it, itís a lot easier to remember not to do certain things.

  
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KAREN608 6/21/2012 5:57PM

    Pacing oneself is the key in my life, and warming up a bit with like pulling weeds, until the muscles warm up so I don't pull as many. And also before I start I do take two ibuprofen. It is a must with my joints and back. Also know your weak spots, like my wrists and brace them up first.

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RAWHIDE64 5/25/2012 10:21AM

    I could offer advice but I would be hypocritical. I guess It's a guy thing. emoticon

Here's to a speedy recovery. emoticon

Lew

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MS.ELENI 5/24/2012 10:39PM

    You do overdo it a lot. You need to slow down

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DJ4HEALTH 5/24/2012 9:57PM

    Just be careful and don't make it worse by using it until it starts to heal.

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JUSGETTENBY42 5/24/2012 8:00PM

    Next time, take a moment of reflection

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IDLETYME 5/24/2012 7:36PM

    Now that you remember this, you won't forget it again! We need to remember that our bodies have been through many things. Let's give them a break!!!!

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MAGGIEVAN 5/24/2012 6:53PM

    Yes, you are right, it is easy to overdo when one is feeling ok. I have often realised this... usually too late! Thank you for sharing.

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Picky, Picky, Picky!

Monday, May 21, 2012

  
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HELEN_BRU 5/24/2012 7:13AM

    It's getting ridiculous!

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IDLETYME 5/21/2012 5:22PM

    The cartoon is like everything is now - has to be politically correct! Before long, we'll be told what to do and to think!!! YUCK!!! Sooner or later, the older generation will revolt ( and I'll be one of them)!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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New Loaf of Bread

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Today I made a loaf of sourdough rye bread with caraway seeds in the dough and on the top. It came out of the oven about an hour ago, and the BW wanted a slice, which she said is very good. There's nothing strange about that except that she hasn't been eating any bread because she thinks maybe she is allergic to yeast, but I guess the smell changed her mind. I cut a slice for me too - but she put butter on hers and I used "I can't believe it's not butter - light" on mine. Usually I use peanut better, but the margarine was great on warm bread.

  
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IDLETYME 5/17/2012 5:16PM

    That's great. I don't know why it should but it always amazes me when a man cook (unless that's his job). I guess I was brought up that it was a woman's job at home. emoticon

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MS.ELENI 5/17/2012 5:09PM

    Oh your homemade bread always sounds so good. Even the rye emoticon

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