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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Jul 19, 2011 7:22 PM CST
Oh...everyone needs cookies...what else is there?
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
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Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ (Zone 9a)
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Aguane
Jul 19, 2011 7:47 PM CST
UFO: "zip away..." that's exactly what I saw of the two I saw two different times here in AZ. Once at day and once at night. Hover then zip away. The one in the Santa Cruz Mtns. zipped in and out of the trees and back to road. Hovering at times or zipping. Actually it followed me from deep in Scotts Valley of road (an old ranch where my friends lived) to about just before Los Gatos. The UFO sightings in PHX / AZ seem to be somewhat frequent. There is a quality of light...

Driving off a cliff: yes, Annmarie. The night I drove off the cliff I began to believe in God. Didn't before that night but now I'm certain. Saw the Light and such an awesome feeling of peace, quiet, comfort, serenity. We were lucky to have a volunteer fireman from the area (with radio) see it happen. If he hadn't seen it happen I'd probably still be down there. I wrote to him after I got out of hospital (1 month).

Yogurt: I can't eat dairy due to auto-immune allergy. I've found Almond Milk live culture yogurt and it's yummy. I eat soy, too, but try not to OD on soy.... estrogen not good.
“Don't give up too quickly"... unknown, I heard it somewhere.
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Name: Rebecca Gardner
Gold Beach, Oregon (Zone 9a)
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rebeccag
Jul 19, 2011 9:36 PM CST
I love almond, hazlenut and coconut milk but have not seen yogurt. I will look in our one store and see, it sounds really good. I can eat dairy but I don't like milk, never really liked it even as a child. I really like hazlenut milk, I tried the hemp but it had a plastic type aftertaste. I don't do soy, I think they may find that its not such a healthy thing after all and I think they have messed with it too much.

I saw a special on migrant farm workers and the family they were following did not have work because one of the main jobs was weeding the sugar beets but since they all use round up now, there was no work. There was no mention that perhaps we were eating crops genetically engineered to tolerate round up, just that there was no work. I don't want to eat round up so I do not buy sugar made from beets, but probably other products that have sugar in them do use it as it would be so much cheaper.

Sorry, I am done now.
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Jul 19, 2011 9:45 PM CST
"Half of the growing land in Argentina is now dominated by GM (genetically modified) soy, which is sprayed with about 53 million gallons of Roundup every year....."

Organic,and watching what we eat is more important than ever....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ (Zone 9a)
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Aguane
Jul 19, 2011 9:46 PM CST
I agree with you, rebecca. Someday scientists will discover we've eaten too much soy. Soy is an extender used in so many processed foods and it's been so highly processed it provides little nutrition. Edamame are good in moderation. Soy actually fuels some sorts of breast cancer (friend of mine is afflicted) and prostate cancer and messes with male hormone.

I use unsweetened Almond milk on cereal, even when making dessert crepes or cream of tomato soup and corn bread, etc. Can't do the milk. There is ONE bakery item at Starbucks that I can eat.

“Don't give up too quickly"... unknown, I heard it somewhere.
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Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ (Zone 9a)
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Aguane
Jul 19, 2011 9:48 PM CST
Agreed Sherry! we cross-posted.
I eat organic mostly. The pesticide, herbicide cocktail mixed with the processed food extenders like gum etc. is down right Soylent.... Whistling
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Jul 19, 2011 9:50 PM CST
Well, none there that I can eat, so I don't even look. Soy is high in oxalic acid which is not a good thing for those with kidney stone problems that are of the oxalic acid origin. Also, the phytic acid in soy is not good....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
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Name: Kathleen/KaperC
N San Diego County, CA (Zone 10b)
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KathleenC
Jul 23, 2011 9:04 PM CST
Back to horses... I had a short stint of riding several years ago, then had to quit. A couple of things I remember:

Wear good shoes, preferably boots of some kind if the toes aren't so big they hang up in the stirrups. It helps to have a heel.
Make sure the stirrups are set correctly - adjusted after you get on the horse - so the edges are not rubbing on your ankle (ask me how I know!).
Try talking and schmoozing with the horse for a few minutes - I always thought it was nice to be polite before asking someone to carry you on his/her back!
Remember you're not going to hurt the horse and it needs clear instructions from you as to where you want to go.
Yep, I had one of those "back to the barn" horses - aren't they a riot? I also had one that would RUN down every slight incline. Lucky me, I didn't panic, so the powers that be decided I could have her for my week-long stay at the ranch. It was a challenge, so I stuck it out. We worked out a compromise.

Some friends of ours raise Paso Fino horses - they have a four step gait that is way different from regular horses and a joy to ride - no bouncing. I was really enjoying riding them when I realized my body just was not up to it - weak knees, bad back, etc. I wish I had started earlier so I could have enjoyed it longer. I agree with Sherry, it's a great thing to do for your niece. Have fun - just soak in the tub afterward!

My brothers introduced me to a lot because my parents were just not 'there.' After I'd done the hot air balloon, helicopter rides, glider flights, skiing, barrel rolls in my eldest brother's plane, etc., they thought I was a pretty good sister, just a late bloomer. Always wanted to do a jump with my brother, who was a performance skydiver in the army, but we never got around to it. I am also averse to high bridges and glass elevators - don't know why some things are OK and some aren't.



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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Jul 23, 2011 9:58 PM CST
None of those sound 'okay' to me...lol..You could put me in a boat on water and I'd go flatout full throttle, but nothing in the air...the last time I was 'in the air' was many, many, many years ago at Disneyland getting into one of the hanging in the air, transport you from here to there things...and it takes off and I'm wondering why in the world I forgot that I can't do this. Oh, it was bad....I'm envious that you've done all that. Not gonna happen in my lifetime....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ (Zone 9a)
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Aguane
Jul 23, 2011 10:36 PM CST
Water, yes. Ground, yes. Trains, yes, airplanes, no... heck, I'm even fearful of "ascending". But, then again, maybe I just don't have to worry about that one! Whistling
“Don't give up too quickly"... unknown, I heard it somewhere.
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Name: Kathleen/KaperC
N San Diego County, CA (Zone 10b)
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KathleenC
Jul 24, 2011 1:39 PM CST
Sherry, I was pulled over by the Coast Guard on the Colorado River for speeding in my brother's inboard. LOL - actually, the gas pedal got stuck and I was having so much fun, I didn't realize he was yelling at me. He finally just turned the key off to stop it, and the CG were kind enough to ignore my badness. I was blessed with very interesting brothers. Smiling

Susie, I think you should get in some practice, because I'm sure you will be called to perform that act some day!
Kathleen
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Jul 24, 2011 2:06 PM CST
Yep, the River...before it got so crowded and was full of drunks in boats. We had a Glen-L Missile with a 327 Chevy that my Step-dad built. That was my first love. I always thought it would be mine and then when I left home, my cousin bought it. Oh well, as I said...Jer's not a boat person...sigh. I'd be happy now with a little putt-putt with an outboard on some nice quiet lakes or rivers....sorry that I never learned to sail. I've only been out on a Raleigh cat and a Cal 20.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ (Zone 9a)
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Aguane
Jul 24, 2011 2:39 PM CST
It's funny about the airplane, heights, flying fear. Both my brothers are commercial pilots. I didn't get that gene either!

Practice on "ascending". Ha! Kinda did that when I was in a car that went over the 250 ft cliff. Not too bad.

I love going fast in a ski boat. I used to have a Sanger jet and a mini-daycruiser with jet motor. LOVED the Sanger. Used to turn on a dime, power, fast, agile. I do much better as the driver than I do as a passenger, however.

Sailing is weird for me... I don't get the tilt thingy.
“Don't give up too quickly"... unknown, I heard it somewhere.
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Jul 24, 2011 2:56 PM CST
I'm not very good at being a passenger, either...lol. One of my best friends has a 60' racing sailboat. They've been living in Newport while keeping their house here and deciding what they're going to do..his business is in sails and the drive back and forth is bad. So...she keeps asking us to go out with them and I keep telling her that I think we'd be in the way...lol. I envy them the sailing skills however. They're busy during the summer taking the Sea Scouts out and Bob does a lot of races...Ensenada run and the Transpac. We really should make ourselves go...I suppose I'd have to go buy deck shoes......lol. I'm not good about doing something I haven't done before and feeling foolish and 'in the way'...lol. There are many things I wish I'd learned to do while I was young.....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ (Zone 9a)
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Aguane
Jul 24, 2011 3:22 PM CST
I now know my limits sailing. A bunch of us rented a house at Tahoe and a 40-50 ft sailboat. Can't remember the length but it easily fit about 8 - 10 of us. If you know lake sailing the weather, wind and water can change quickly. My X and another guy, both quite experienced sailors, were doing the sailing. My X was a good sailor but you basically don't trust someone it's hard to feel confident. Anyway, we hit water and wind. I held on to those railing handles on top of the cabin area and screamed the entire time. I was certain we were going to flip over.

Used to go out on the SF Bay on a Force 50 with a real sailor and his wife who did Transpac, Hawaii, Tahiti many, many times and did a lot better as a passenger.

Not sure I'll try it again just so I don't get stuck on a boat with a bunch of people who'd want to throw me overboard without a life preserver. Rolling on the floor laughing
“Don't give up too quickly"... unknown, I heard it somewhere.
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Jul 24, 2011 4:21 PM CST
My Mom had a cousin...my Step-dad couldn't stand him...well, Wendel was kind of a pain..
The last time she saw him was when they were out in his boat off Marina del Rey and it sank and they had to swim for shore...lol..my step-dad said, "That's it." and they never saw him again....lol.

I had quite a time trying to track him down when my Mom died, just to let him know.

No, I have to have full confidence in someone before I will put my fate in their hands. Jer has always been an excellent, excellent driver and I've noticed in the last year that he gets distracted sometimes now and now I feel that I have to put my full attention on the road while he's driving. I don't have that 'no worries' feeling any longer.Trust my own driving more. There's nothing worse than saying, Okay I'll ride with you and then finding, OMG! this is the world's worst driver.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
Name: Rebecca Gardner
Gold Beach, Oregon (Zone 9a)
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rebeccag
Jul 25, 2011 9:53 AM CST
I am not a water person. When I was 5, I "drowned" in the river. I remember very well I went under and then the next thing they were beating on my chest and I was choking and throwing up water and it hurt so badly, my whole lungs burned. To be in a whole ocean is something that I don't even consider. Way too much water. I can be in a boat on the river with a life jacket but I have to be able to see the bank and it has to be calm.

I am using these new gloves called Foxgloves. They are interesting, like dress gloves. I am liking them because they have a tightness that my arthritis gloves have, my hands like them. They do not repel water but they are not uncomfortable to wear when wet. They keep your hands clean and are not clumsy, they are thin enough that you have good dexterity. I have just used them yesterday and do not know how long they will last, not a cheap glove. I got this pair wholesale to try and I think it was about $11 wholesale so if they do not last, thats no good. I will let you know how I do with them. I am always looking for good gloves. Either they wear out too fast, allow me to get slivers, are heavy and ackward, they just never seem to work well. What do you guys do for gloves?
Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ (Zone 9a)
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Aguane
Jul 25, 2011 10:10 AM CST
rebecca,
the Foxgloves sound interesting. I'll look for them.
Did y'all see Trish's article re gloves???
http://garden.org/articles/vie...
“Don't give up too quickly"... unknown, I heard it somewhere.
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Jul 25, 2011 10:15 AM CST
Yes, I was going to respond to that...same as with shoes...lol...no shoes, no gloves. They get in my way.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
Name: Kathleen/KaperC
N San Diego County, CA (Zone 10b)
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KathleenC
Jul 25, 2011 12:11 PM CST
No water for me, though I do need to be near the beach. I get seasick sitting on a boat at the dock. I got pushed into the deep end of a pool in my teens, went straight to the bottom, and finally got dragged out when a friend kept screaming "she can't swim!" Took swimming lessons several times, but just can't get the breathing thing. I did go snorkeling in Tahiti, though - just stayed close to the boat! Going to Catalina on a boat was a terror - helicopter was a joy.

Rebecca, those gloves sound right up my street, too. I'll be interested to hear how you get on with them. I have some fingerless gloves I sometimes wear indoors in the winter if my hands ache. I think they are for needlework enthusiasts - very snug and warm. Then my Wristies, which I always - except in the summer - wear when driving. The Wristies will even go over my braces if I need them, too.
Kathleen
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