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hedgehog

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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: 32,727

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

30 pounds down, 60 to go! Bonus - I spent yesterday

washing and bagging my big clothes for donating to the thrift store. Then my daughter found a whole bin of clothes I'd set aside for when I lost weight! I thought those clothes were all donated. I tend to dress conservatively - oxford shirts, crew neck sweaters, khaki pants, so all I have to do is wash and press them.

I will need new underwear - and now my bra size is easy to find at stores. I can try them on instead of guesssing and ordering from a catalog!

I'm starting to show an actual waist line for the first time since the last baby was born - the baby who just graduated college, so it's been a while!

I'm seeing a lot of info about how much the price of a Big Mac would rise

if McDonald's doubled wages.

What i want to know is, how much would the price rise if McDonald's served actual food?

Something new on autoimmune?

I find the fatigue the most debilitating problem, and have been trying to figure out a way around it. I came across this topic, and think it might be relevant:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2740752/

Bacon, Lettuce & tomato sandwich on home made bread with real mayonnaise

Manna of the gods!

Neither one of my dogs is interested in fetching.

We bounce balls, toss objects, roll balls and they merely observe politely with no comments.

George H.W. Bush shaves head for leukemia patient

Source: USA Today

The office also announced that Bush's Protective Division has "launched a website at www.patrickspals.org to assist with Patrick's medical bills, and organized the Inaugural Patrick's Pals Motorcycle Benefit Run on August 10th in Kennebunkport -- a 50-mile motorcycle ride through the Maine countryside followed by a lunch and silent auction to raise funds for Patrick's treatments."


The office also announced that Bush's Protective Division has "launched a website at www.patrickspals.org to assist with Patrick's medical bills, and organized the Inaugural Patrick's Pals Motorcycle Benefit Run on August 10th in Kennebunkport -- a 50-mile motorcycle ride through the Maine countryside followed by a lunch and silent auction to raise funds for Patrick's treatments."

Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/07/24/george-hw-bush-cancer-secret-service/2584467/



I wonder what GHW Bush thinks of Obama care.

North Pole Now a Lake

Source: Live Science

Instead of snow and ice whirling on the wind, a foot-deep aquamarine lake now sloshes around a webcam stationed at the North Pole. The meltwater lake started forming July 13, following two weeks of warm weather in the high Arctic. In early July, temperatures were 2 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit (1 to 3 degrees Celsius) higher than average over much of the Arctic Ocean, according to the National Snow & Ice Data Center.

Meltwater ponds sprout more easily on young, thin ice, which now accounts for more than half of the Arctic's sea ice. The ponds link up across the smooth surface of the ice, creating a network that traps heat from the sun. Thick and wrinkly multi-year ice, which has survived more than one freeze-thaw season, is less likely sport a polka-dot network of ponds because of its rough, uneven surface.

July is the melting month in the Arctic, when sea ice shrinks fastest. An Arctic cyclone, which can rival a hurricane in strength, is forecast for this week, which will further fracture the ice and churn up warm ocean water, hastening the summer melt. The Arctic hit a record low summer ice melt last year on Sept. 16, 2012, the smallest recorded since satellites began tracking the Arctic ice in the 1970s.

Read more: http://www.livescience.com/38347-north-pole-ice-melt-lake.html



Words fail!

Biden-Warren 2016

Today while working at the free dinner my church serves every Tuesday,

I had to tell a little kid he had to wait 1/2 hour to ask for seconds because we're never sure how many are coming and don't serve seconds before 6PM.

So a little kid had to wait 1/2 hour for another hot dog and more baked beans.

Global climate change on a global level:



The weather has contrasted starkly in different regions of the country this summer, which is quite unusual for the summer monsoon that has generally brought downpours evenly throughout the country in July.

The Korea Meteorological Administration on Monday forecast heavy rainfall in central parts on Tuesday and Wednesday, with 50 to 100 mm of rain on average, but some parts of the region are expected to see more than 150 mm of rainfall.

In contrast, southern parts including Daegu and Ulsan are expected to see clear skies and temperatures soaring to 33 degrees Celsius, according to the KMA. What is causing these stark divisions?






http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2013/07/23/2013072301480.html
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