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Thomas tortoise

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Môre môre! I have some news. Our family's been ill for the last few days, including myself. I woke up and my brother told me his covid test result, positive.
So after 2 years of dodging it through the pandemic, we got it

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Hope you feel better soon! ;-) ....we have been struggling with some kind of sickness for a few months.... I had it maybe 2 months ago then I gave it to the rest of my family to hold on to till I was ready to get it again😂 which was two days ago😒🤒.... We're all getting better (slowly🐢) I reckon we got a few days left before it permanently Leaves. Its not that bad.......but anyway. The weather has been great over here! It was 90F. degrees Yesterday. All week its not suppose to drop below 80F.
 

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Hope you feel better soon! ;-) ....we have been struggling with some kind of sickness for a few months.... I had it maybe 2 months ago then I gave it to the rest of my family to hold on to till I was ready to get it again😂 which was two days ago😒🤒.... We're all getting better (slowly🐢) I reckon we got a few days left before it permanently Leaves. Its not that bad.......but anyway. The weather has been great over here! It was 90F. degrees Yesterday. All week its not suppose to drop below 80F.
My brother has the same type of thing, on and off for the last month! But anyway, hope you guys get better soon! How's your torts settling in? They must like the new weather. Here it's cold nights and slightly windy, dropping to about 8C, but staying 23C in the day, winter's coming quick here!
 

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Môre môre! I have some news. Our family's been ill for the last few days, including myself. I woke up and my brother told me his covid test result, positive.
So after 2 years of dodging it through the pandemic, we got it
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Sorry to hear covid has finally caught up with you. I hope your symptoms are mild and that it leaves you all as quickly as it came. Get well soon.
 

Cathie G

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Môre môre! I have some news. Our family's been ill for the last few days, including myself. I woke up and my brother told me his covid test result, positive.
So after 2 years of dodging it through the pandemic, we got it
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So sorry. I hope you all have a mild case and no long covid.🤗 You have to love zebras though right. Especially getting the privilege of seeing them in the wild. Thank God for sanctuaries.
 

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Another rainy Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Made a quick trip for some misc groceries including dandelions, large leafy kale & massive aloe vera hunks (from Mexico), for Ms Sully. These greens are added as toppers to the lawn grass that we are now daily trimming & feeding.

We also picked up some Japanese Shiratake “noodles” that are similar to pasta noodles but made from a particular type of yam. They are packed in small plastic bags fully hydrated. Supposedly these noodles are similar to pasta, can be stir fried, sauce added & will taste like any good pasta. The good thing - almost zero calories, zero carbohydrates.


For gardeners out there… I logged into & ordered “free” ground up wood chips from local arborists who want to easily get rid of shredded wood. Hopefully we get a nice batch. Lots of caveats…but hey, it’s free ➡️ https://getchipdrop.com/

Started a new wood working project. More bandsaw & sanding work.
Updates to follow - or not. Depends on the outcome.
 

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Cathie G

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Another rainy Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Made a quick trip for some misc groceries including dandelions, large leafy kale & massive aloe vera hunks (from Mexico), for Ms Sully. These greens are added as toppers to the lawn grass that we are now daily trimming & feeding.

We also picked up some Japanese Shiratake “noodles” that are similar to pasta noodles but made from a particular type of yam. They are packed in small plastic bags fully hydrated. Supposedly these noodles are similar to pasta, can be stir fried, sauce added & will taste like any good pasta. The good thing - almost zero calories, zero carbohydrates.


For gardeners out there… I logged into & ordered “free” ground up wood chips from local arborists who want to easily get rid of shredded wood. Hopefully we get a nice batch. Lots of caveats…but hey, it’s free ➡️ https://getchipdrop.com/

Started a new wood working project. More bandsaw & sanding work.
Updates to follow - or not. Depends on the outcome.
Are those book ends or something for a little shelving unit?🤗 the patterns of the wood itself is interesting also.
 

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Hope you feel better soon! ;-) ....we have been struggling with some kind of sickness for a few months.... I had it maybe 2 months ago then I gave it to the rest of my family to hold on to till I was ready to get it again😂 which was two days ago😒🤒.... We're all getting better (slowly🐢) I reckon we got a few days left before it permanently Leaves. Its not that bad.......but anyway. The weather has been great over here! It was 90F. degrees Yesterday. All week its not suppose to drop below 80F.
I also hope your family is doing ok ☺️ there is other stuff going round too. Being sick sucks 🥶 whatever it is. Feel better 😘
 

Thomas tortoise

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My brother has the same type of thing, on and off for the last month! But anyway, hope you guys get better soon! How's your torts settling in? They must like the new weather. Here it's cold nights and slightly windy, dropping to about 8C, but staying 23C in the day, winter's coming quick here!
My new tortoises are doing great! Eating and growing. I'm keeping up with giving them baths everyday.😁😍
 

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Another rainy Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Made a quick trip for some misc groceries including dandelions, large leafy kale & massive aloe vera hunks (from Mexico), for Ms Sully. These greens are added as toppers to the lawn grass that we are now daily trimming & feeding.

We also picked up some Japanese Shiratake “noodles” that are similar to pasta noodles but made from a particular type of yam. They are packed in small plastic bags fully hydrated. Supposedly these noodles are similar to pasta, can be stir fried, sauce added & will taste like any good pasta. The good thing - almost zero calories, zero carbohydrates.


For gardeners out there… I logged into & ordered “free” ground up wood chips from local arborists who want to easily get rid of shredded wood. Hopefully we get a nice batch. Lots of caveats…but hey, it’s free ➡️ https://getchipdrop.com/

Started a new wood working project. More bandsaw & sanding work.
Updates to follow - or not. Depends on the outcome.
Hum, I wonder if I cam make my own noodles
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Good morning all, it's bright and warm here but plenty of clouds about too. We have some heavy rain coming in tonight - but that's good!

Lola is enjoying have a free run between his room and the garden with without that pesky Tilly around. (I haven't told him yet but she's coming back for a day or two on the 25th while my sister's family go to Oxford for my niece's graduation ceremony 😊).

I had to complete a pre surgery assessment online yesterday, so hopefully my knee arthroscopy will happen quite soon. I really hope so - walking Tilly made me realise just how restricting my knee pain is, and I'm looking forward to being able to walk much longer distances.

I hope you all have a pleasant Saturday I'm just catching up with chores.
 

Maro2Bear

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Good morning all, it's bright and warm here but plenty of clouds about too. We have some heavy rain coming in tonight - but that's good!

Lola is enjoying have a free run between his room and the garden with without that pesky Tilly around. (I haven't told him yet but she's coming back for a day or two on the 25th while my sister's family go to Oxford for my niece's graduation ceremony 😊).

I had to complete a pre surgery assessment online yesterday, so hopefully my knee arthroscopy will happen quite soon. I really hope so - walking Tilly made me realise just how restricting my knee pain is, and I'm looking forward to being able to walk much longer distances.

I hope you all have a pleasant Saturday I'm just catching up with chores.

Good luck with the surgery & pain relief. I didnt realize how my hip pain kept me from easily doing a million daily chores. 😀 Fingers crossed. 🤞🏻
 

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Patience. But not book ends or shelving. Plain old pine, in fact these are cut offs from the deck bench project.
Hahaha patience 🤣 whatever.... now I'm even more intrigued because it's scrap pine from the deck benches with the Celtic symbol carved into the back of them.😊.
 

Cathie G

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My new tortoises are doing great! Eating and growing. I'm keeping up with giving them baths everyday.😁😍
It's amazing to me how much having tortoises and such keeps you up and about even if you're sick. I credit Sapphire for saving my life many times. It takes a bit of moving to keep on keeping on.🤗
 

Cathie G

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Good morning all, it's bright and warm here but plenty of clouds about too. We have some heavy rain coming in tonight - but that's good!

Lola is enjoying have a free run between his room and the garden with without that pesky Tilly around. (I haven't told him yet but she's coming back for a day or two on the 25th while my sister's family go to Oxford for my niece's graduation ceremony 😊).

I had to complete a pre surgery assessment online yesterday, so hopefully my knee arthroscopy will happen quite soon. I really hope so - walking Tilly made me realise just how restricting my knee pain is, and I'm looking forward to being able to walk much longer distances.

I hope you all have a pleasant Saturday I'm just catching up with chores.
I'll be hoping and praying with you for you.🤗
 

Thomas tortoise

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It's amazing to me how much having tortoises and such keeps you up and about even if you're sick. I credit Sapphire for saving my life many times. It takes a bit of moving to keep on keeping on.🤗
It really gives me something to do. Which I'm grateful for that. Also its really nice they are inside cause I'm allergic to....pollin I believe so when I go outside it really acts up in the sping. And it makes my sickness 2 times as worse. And its kinda weird. (My allergies) it only goes off when it wants too. Cause I was outside hiking all day and I guess it decided to hold off. Also I think my sickness is finally gone! Sure I still got a really small stuffy nose but other than that I feel great! ( changing the subject)..... while I was hiking I found two speckled king snakes, a water snake, a... my guess A copperhead. And lots of skinks I caught one speckled king snake and held it for about 2 hours till I thought. "Maybe I should let it go now" then I guess it thought so too so.... It bit me on the arm. it didnt hurt as much as I expected but It got what it wanted freedom! and I got what I wanted... I souvenir. When it let go it left a small, very small tooth! And I also got to see a skink that just layed its egg on the path! I gently picked them both up and moved them to a safe spot where nobody would step on them. So you could say I had one epic adventure!
 

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