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Cathie G

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In her old age my mother was more or less confined to her recliner. She was afflicted with polio as a young woman and that left her with one paralyzed leg. I used to mentally make fun of her because she couldn't start her day without a cup of coffee and two Anacin tablets. She just sits there all day and reads for cripes sake. What does she need caffeine and pain pills for.

Well, never make fun of your mother, even if it was only quietly in my head. Lately I've taken to starting my day with a couple aspirin.
I've not taken painkillers in many years either but lately, some days, I've been starting my day with a Tylenol and of course my best medicine. A good cup of coffee ☕ I'm tired of being a pain in my butt 😁
 

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I haven't seen one in several years in my area of Ohio.
Over here honey bees look very like wasps and are often killed because people don't realise and swat them which is a shame because bees or wasps, they are all valuable pollinators.
I found a website that IDs bees and didn't realise there were so many species.
 

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Please be careful about taking aspirin without food, Yvonne - they can seriously damage the lining of your stomach - perhaps there is an alternative you could have? I don't know what is available in the USA - here in the UK there is paracetamol. You are precious to a lot of people - and tortoises, of course !!!
Angie
Yes you're right.
It used to be said that an aspirin a day was good for the heart but now they know it can cause bleeding n the stomach so have stopped advising that. I think it may still be given to people to suck if they are having a heart attack though because of its blood thinning properties.
 

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Good morning! im headed back home to work today… yayyyy… it was a busy week and weekend so I’m happy with this today.. not to mention, I have a critical care patient to monitor. I found a pair of baby squirrels around 4-5 weeks old early yesterday morning on the ground.. the little boy was already dead but the little girl was screaming her head off. She was cold, had numerous puncture wounds and one of her back legs is useless.. this morning, she is strong and alert. Not eating as much as I’d like but I have hope for her.. we are calling her Asha.. meaning alive and well.. View attachment 332667
She's in good hands now.
I hope she survives and gets some use of her leg back.
 

Cathie G

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Over here honey bees look very like wasps and are often killed because people don't realise and swat them which is a shame because bees or wasps, they are all valuable pollinators.
I found a website that IDs bees and didn't realise there were so many species.
The last time I remember seeing our actual honey bee is at least 10 years ago. I have all the other types just not the honey bee. I miss them. I'd rather have them around then the types we have now. But at least we have some kinda pollinators around. I've read the honey bees are dying of a fungus in the US. It's sad.
 

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Good afternoon all.
I've had a busy few days catching up with various family members - lunch with a couple of sisters and their families on Sunday, then lunch again yesterday with a cousin. Lovely to see them all.

Fudge went back to her family on Sunday and I had an early night to make up for the 2 nights of disturbed sleep she caused, although she wasn't as bad on Saturday night. I was exhausted 😴
Thank goodness Lola is quiet and stays in one place at night!!!

I've also been doing some detective work. 🕵️‍♀️
A waste removal company has rented a disused site not too far from here and they are supposed to dispose of any rubbish they collect properly at landfill or recycling centres but they seem to be just burning it in the evenings. So I've been researching them and trying to find out if they are licensed and registered or doing it illegally. I've not got to the bottom of it yet, but I will!

I hope you're all well and having a good Tuesday.
 

Lyn W

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The last time I remember seeing our actual honey bee is at least 10 years ago. I have all the other types just not the honey bee. I miss them. I'd rather have them around then the types we have now. But at least we have some kinda pollinators around. I've read the honey bees are dying of a fungus in the US. It's sad.
Farming chemicals are taking their toll on them all around the world too.
They have a lot to contend with :(
 

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I see Linda is still AWOL.
I would think she's back from France by now.
Maybe she's super busy at the Rescue.....it will soon be full of hedgehogs too small to hibernate or injured.
@JoesMum I hope you and your family are all well after the holiday.
 

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I see Linda is still AWOL.
I would think she's back from France by now.
Maybe she's super busy at the Rescue.....it will soon be full of hedgehogs too small to hibernate or injured.
@JoesMum I hope you and your family are all well after the holiday.
I hope so too... and it has been slow around here. I guess people are busy with fall on it's way. I miss Carol M too... and so many others.
 

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Good afternoon all.
I've had a busy few days catching up with various family members - lunch with a couple of sisters and their families on Sunday, then lunch again yesterday with a cousin. Lovely to see them all.

Fudge went back to her family on Sunday and I had an early night to make up for the 2 nights of disturbed sleep she caused, although she wasn't as bad on Saturday night. I was exhausted 😴
Thank goodness Lola is quiet and stays in one place at night!!!

I've also been doing some detective work. 🕵️‍♀️
A waste removal company has rented a disused site not too far from here and they are supposed to dispose of any rubbish they collect properly at landfill or recycling centres but they seem to be just burning it in the evenings. So I've been researching them and trying to find out if they are licensed and registered or doing it illegally. I've not got to the bottom of it yet, but I will!

I hope you're all well and having a good Tuesday.

Glad to have you back in here. It does sound like you’ve been busy.
The burning of waste material, at night, sounds a bit sketchy. I’ll bet something is rotten there….
 

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The burning of waste material, at night, sounds a bit sketchy. I’ll bet something is rotten there….
I think so too, it was still burning at gone 11pm last night and I haven't been able to find them on the register of licenced waste carriers either. I've emailed the authority to check the regulations about burning but I'm pretty sure it's not legal. The good thing is that a local supermarket across the river from them has a high cctv cameras that should be able to see right into the site, so if this does warrant an investigation hopefully there's footage.
 

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Good midweek morning all.
It's bright and sunny here but cooler - as it should be.
We're half way through Sept already - 101 days until Xmas Day!!!o_O 🎄
I'll probably leave everything until the last minute again though.
Hope everyone has a good Wednesday and I'll see you later.
TTFN
 

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Happy Wednesday.

Another nice start here in Md. Summer is staying with us this week, but there are already signs to next Spring. Our Pink Dogwood is already forming buds for next years colorful display.

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This morning we are off to renew our Maryland driver’s license & get the “Real ID”. Next week, we’ll put paperwork in for new Passports.
 

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I've not taken painkillers in many years either but lately, some days, I've been starting my day with a Tylenol and of course my best medicine. A good cup of coffee ☕ I'm tired of being a pain in my butt 😁
In her old age my mother was more or less confined to her recliner. She was afflicted with polio as a young woman and that left her with one paralyzed leg. I used to mentally make fun of her because she couldn't start her day without a cup of coffee and two Anacin tablets. She just sits there all day and reads for cripes sake. What does she need caffeine and pain pills for.

Well, never make fun of your mother, even if it was only quietly in my head. Lately I've taken to starting my day with a couple aspirin.
Excedrin I thought, and it was instant coffee, not good coffee...I start my day with a pot of very strong Arabica dark beans I grind myself and 100 mg of Tramadol. I remember asking her why she took those aspirin .."Don't you feel good?" I asked...she replied "I take them so I don't get a headache today" lol
 

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Yes you're right.
It used to be said that an aspirin a day was good for the heart but now they know it can cause bleeding n the stomach so have stopped advising that. I think it may still be given to people to suck if they are having a heart attack though because of its blood thinning properties.
Yes I take a 80mg baby aspirin every day. Along with my blood thinner med. A little update on my blood clots. The clots have dissipated and they removed my filter. It's been about a week now. I am hoping they put me back on Eliquis. So I don't need to keep going to the hospital twice a week. For checking if my levels are correct using warfarin.
 

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It's been at least 70 years since I was in grade school - a catholic school. So, after 70 years, why did I wake up this morning humming Panis Angelicus? And the bad part is I still remember the words! ( in Latin, no less!!)
In Latin? Wow, they must have really drilled that into your head while at school. Nice to hear that some people can speak Latin, or sing in Latin.
 
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