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    2 days ago
  • v JANET552
    I think you know exactly what retirement is like. Lots of ideas and, where did I ever find the time to work? LOL

    Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists have a lot in common. The MG mission is to educate but, in my county, we maintain several gardens. More and more the push is to plant natives which, of course, significantly reduces the maintenance required. At the zoo gardens, plants are just mowed down in the fall which creates the mulch for the following year. There aren't many weeds because plants crowd them out. Works well there.
    5 days ago
  • v JANET552
    I love to watch bees. At a Master Gardener work day, a friend and I watched bees working at a rose bush. There were five different kinds. (We worked too but that was a bonus).

    I am feeling stronger. Two people commented on my walking yesterday, saying how strong and sure I looked. I left the hospital with a walker and relied heavily on it but in the last two days, I have started to rely more on a walking stick. I like that because it makes me walk more upright which is much more appropriate. As for healing on the cervical vertebrae, it's hard to know how things are going. I am hoping the fusion is going well but I won't know for sure till I have an xray in about a month. That's when I'll also see the doctor and he'll decide how to proceed with the collar. I read on line about fusions that fail which scares me. I need to read less. At least about this stuff.

    It is rainy here today but I already got a few driveway circuits done. I believe in the power of fresh air and exercise so I do all I can.
    6 days ago
    I'm with my friends at the shelter :) We all came together. Actually, I just moved into a smaller room where they are... It's SO much quieter... Lily is already doing better :) Scary stuff, buti feel better
    16 days ago
    Thank you, my friend! Yes, the sense of relief that came over me when he called was overwhelming. I'm so grateful not to be alone. I know it will still be traumatic for Lily, but given the options, this is a total blessing. By the time this is over we may all have some ptsd...won't be the first time for me. Of course, I don't know if my house will get through this, but if it doesn't at least we won't be here when it happens!

    Tomorrow I will spend packing for me and L, with the thought in mind nothing may be left when I get back. Somehow, I'm not upset by that... then I'll see if I can find an air mattress somewhere in town, if any stores are open, as my friends just moved into the house recently and don't yet have an extra bed. Otherwise, the rug will work with a few pillows :)

    Meantime, Lily is enjoying sleeping on a comfy lanai chair which is now in the middle of the living room, with everything else.

    Ok, I'm babbling because it's way past my bedtime...by around 3 hours.

    Hugs to you 3 from us...
    I'll try to give updates before I lose power...the new timeline for this area is for it to start hurricane force late Sunday, with heavy rain bands and wind starting earlier.
    Nancy and Lily

    17 days ago

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