My leukemia's back.

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by donrae, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    I posted a reply to this while we were in Sheridan but got home and noticed it didn't show up! Sheesh! Anyway, road over the mountains wasn't too bad - lots of slush and some spots that were ice, but all in all we've driven up there when it was far worse! We didn't get what Laramie and the rest of the southern part of the state has been getting. I thank you for your concern!

    I don't know what that moth was. He landed on the cuff of my jacket and then crawled onto my hand. He stayed there long enough for Ken to run in and grab my camera, put the lens on, get it set up and hand it over so I could take the shot. Had the camera tucked into my ribs and operated the shutter with my other hand. I thought that little feller was kinda pretty.
     
  2. N F C

    N F C More coffee please! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Glad you had a safe trip!

    Yea, he is kind of pretty...as long as he doesn't turn into Mothra!
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  3. Blooie

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    Actually I think he turned into Western King bird poop....one swooped in as we were were watching the moth fly off and then we didn't see the moth still flying. I don't know what it is about critters and me - sometimes I feel like Elly Mae Clampett! Wild birds land in my hand, a mystery bird followed me into the house and let me hold it, photograph it, then take it outside and release it. A big tiger salamander followed me all over the yard (maybe he thought I was lunch?) Things like that happen all the time. A hawk took a starling right off the yard, flew off to the intersection of the fence where there's some tall grass, and started eating it. He let me walk right up to him, snapping pictures the whole time. A hummingbird investigated my nostril, a pheasant came to life in the kitchen and led us on a merry chase.....it's just weird. I started taking pictures because some of this stuff is so unreal I have to be able to show folks. Had a juvenile Great Horned Owl let me take pictures of him - he had a bruised wing but it was still really cool to get so close) and the Auduban Society was very interested in a Red Cross-bill who came to my yard and stayed for several days, again letting me walk right up to him. But what made that unusual is that he was feeding out of the Niger sock feeders I had out for the finches. They normally stay up in the mountains and they sure don't normally frequent panty hose turned into bird feeders!

    My yard is certified as a National Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation, which I think is kinda cool. In winter I use one of those fake pine Christmas teardrop thingies and hang it between two brackets on the outside of the kitchen window. I stick a bunch of apple tree clippings in with it, then hang my feeders. All winter the little birds are just inches from my face while I'm doing dishes. When it snows, they make little pockets in the snow on that pine thing and cuddle in. I love it.

    Okay, done now. Sorry, I tend to wax enthusiastic sometimes.
     
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  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Blooie, I'm totally picturing you as the chick on Shrek...was it Sleeping Beauty? Forget which princess (can you tell I'm a boy momma?) Who siccs all the small critters on the guards.

    So today is Day 51, but we decided to change things up. Counting to 100 is good and all, but overall that number doesn't have great significance for us. So, we've turned it into a countdown from 50 to 0. Everyone knows a countdown leads to something cool, like a launch or explosion. So instead of day 51, it's now Day 49. And of course I'm still holding out hope to go home a touch sooner. The doc dropped my prednisone again today so we'll continue to monitor for graft vs host and hope my immune system will pick up the fight against this infection.
     
  5. N F C

    N F C More coffee please! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Good morning Rachel,

    Like the countdown idea, that does seem like a more fun way of counting off the days to "blast off"!


    Cool stories @Blooie !
     
  6. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    Rachel, don't explode.
    That ... no.

    Just don't.

    I think a launch is better.
    We get to see a lot of things fly out into space here. We can stand in the road in the front of the house and watch rockets. We saw the last space shuttle. I was a kid on my grandfather's dock watching the first blast off, and I was a mom with my boy watching the last one.

    I think satellites and probes are all we get now, and most launches are secret military stuff that we just happen to look up and see.

    I have been busy playing in my bee garden and messing with my bees. I just can not force myself to work with hibiscus any more. I see a change on the horizon. I have gone from irritating allergic reactions to scary allergic reactions... so I just do not want to be a hibiscus maid/grunt/slave any more.
    gardenias. I like gardenias. or blue berries. I like blue berries.
    Suggestions?

    OH! we had this guy want to buy our business license so they can grow medicinal Mary Jane.
    No.
    Our name is the name on our business license.
    No.
    It would have to be way more money than our good name is worth, and no one has that kind of money.
     
  7. N F C

    N F C More coffee please! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Too funny! Reminds me of the time a guy ran into our tea shop, saw all the glass jars of loose tea and asked me if he could smoke it. I told him "Honey, once you buy it you can do anything you want with it". Nut, didn't realize we were a tea & spice shop even with the huge sign on the building. [​IMG]

    I think blueberries sound like an excellent idea! Maybe a "u-pick"? And grapes are good too.
     
  8. 3goodeggs

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    We have greenhouse to fill up, so it would have to be something in pots to sell and ship out.
    My son wants us to fill them with mango and avocado trees, but the fuel cost to keep the houses warm enough for that would ... well, let me put it this way, we'd have to sell our good name.
     
  9. pfields

    pfields Chillin' With My Peeps

    Praying for you down here in Texas. I'm standing on Psalms 30:2-3 for my healing from glossopharyngeal neuralgia.

    Here's a picture of my Yesterday Today & Tomorrow. The blooms will change colors 3 times before falling off.

    Have a great week!
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  10. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    Ouch. That sounds so painful.
    [​IMG] to you!
    We have something that is called yesterday today and tomorrow that I think is also called confederate rose- also a mallow.
    I am surrounded by hibiscus!
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    by the following day they are lavender and then drop off.
    I just planted six in my bee garden.
     

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