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Gender: Female
Hometown: Oswego County, New York
Home country: USA
Current location: Lake Ontario Snow Belt
Member since: Fri Apr 23, 2004, 11:56 PM
Number of posts: 33,959

About Me

I've been a female working a "man's job" (mechanical engineer), stay at home Mom (6 kids), working Mom (6 kids to put through college), unemployed, underemployed, temporarily employed and now working from home! We live on an old, small farm with 2 dogs and 2 cats in the house, variable number of chickens out in the yard.

Journal Archives

Forget the KeyStone Pipeline - shouldn't every Senator and Representative from a coastal state

be pushing today to stop any further explotation of fossil fuel reserves on public lands?

I heard a discussion today about how preserving the range of the Sage Grouse will slow the economic growth of Western states by slowing down oil and gas production on public lands. What about the economic damage to the entire East Coast from rising sea levels? What about the loss of half of Florida?

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/08/us/florida-finds-itself-in-the-eye-of-the-storm-on-climate-change.html

Autoimmune - I am thrilled that I seem to be in remission for now -

still have the dry mouth, dry eyes, dry skin and slow digestion, but I'm sleeping well and can actually move during the day. I'm still way slower than the average person, but I'm getting more done than I've been able to do in 2 or 3 years. So - my room is tidied, I cleaned out the chicken house and I planted my roses and berry bushes.

I still have to be careful not to over do it - which means taking a break every hour and being careful not to get overheated. I don't sweat anymore, so my outdoor activities are limited to temps below 70 and/or to cloudy days.

I think most of us would benefit from a blood test that measures fatigue. I still have all the characteristic symptoms of Sjogren's, but the drop in fatigue level has made an enormous difference in my quality of life.

Score 1 for me!

I got the raspberries and blackberries planted in the bed I prepared, but there is no room for the strawberries.

But - I've had a large pile of wood chips sitting nearby for 2 years, and I finally cleared it mulching the berry beds and blueberry bushes.

I now have a large weed-free, cleared circle that is pre-mulched.

Guess where the strawberries are going!

So my Dad is downsizing, and I mentioned an old corner coffee table he has

up in his attic to my DIL. She's really excited to hear about it : it's an authentic mid'50's Danish Modern table in Maple with authentic cigarette burns!

I have noticed that a lot of web sites I visit are having odd problems lately -

and the corporate e-mail was out all day Saturday.

Has anyone else noticed this?

Every time I step out the dooor, I flinch, expecting that stab of Arctic air,

then relax in surprise because it is so pleasant out!

Well, my little banty has been sitting her third clutch of eggs for 24 days now without a peep -

so either I gave her a set of infertile eggs to set or else they got too cold at some point!

My plan tomorrow is to gather up another set of eggs and place them in a nest in her line of sight and see what she wants to do next.

Do Easter lilies smell bad, or is that just me?

I love the look of my potted Easter lilly, but I can't stand it's scent!

I have the same problem with cleomes - it's a beautiful flower, but it smells like cat piss to me!

Marijuana as a treatment/replacement for alcohol abuse?

I heard it suggested that heavy alcohol users might switch to legalized marijuana. What do you think? Do heavy alcohol users use marijuana with alcohol or instead of alcohol? If they use marijuana, how does their behavior change? Do they become more functional and able to work? (That's not a silly question; morphine addiction was used in the 19th century as a treatment for alcoholism. Alcohol users drank up what wages they earned, morphine addicts went to work and brought their wages home!)

How long should I age my Peeps?

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