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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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Newyorkrita
Jan 1, 2016 2:56 PM CST
Happy new year. Hey, I am thankful that another year has gone by and I am still here in this world. nodding

I am thankful for good health. I am thankful for my garden and my dogs. I am thankful for my wonderful friends.

I feel I have a good life. Not perfect but I am a happy person.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Jan 1, 2016 4:42 PM CST
Group hug
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Marilynne Stephenson
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada (Zone 3a)
LOVE to laugh :-)
Region: Canadian Birds Butterflies Dog Lover Dragonflies Hummingbirder
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
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MarilynneS
Jan 1, 2016 4:51 PM CST
I am thankful I am alive ..
~M~
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
Morning Glories Garden Photography Region: Pennsylvania Charter ATP Member Orchids Dragonflies
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1 I helped beta test the first seed swap Bookworm Bee Lover
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luvsgrtdanes
Jan 1, 2016 4:51 PM CST
Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
Where summer is winter
Region: California Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Kelli
Jan 5, 2016 11:02 AM CST
It is raining today.
Take a walk with me at http://cubits.org/dayhikes/
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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Newyorkrita
Jan 5, 2016 11:07 AM CST
I am thankful for a furnace and heat and a warm house on this exceptionally chilly winter day. I am thankful that it has been such a mild winter so far this season.

I am thankful this is only a two day cold spell and we go back to nicer higher temps tomorrow.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Jan 5, 2016 11:22 AM CST
I know what you mean, Rita. Our lows have been in the mid-20's for two mornings. We get some lows in the 30's for a few days and then it looks like we are back into the 20's. Winter has finally arrived in earnest here.
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If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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Newyorkrita
Jan 5, 2016 11:32 AM CST
drdawg said:I know what you mean, Rita. Our lows have been in the mid-20's for two mornings. We get some lows in the 30's for a few days and then it looks like we are back into the 20's. Winter has finally arrived in earnest here.


I really dislike winter. Before I had my little dog I mostly stayed inside as much as possible and rarely went outside. Now I can't stay in since the dog needs to be walked. No fenced backyard for us here.

I remember last year walking in horrible weather us both bundled up as much as possible. But this season I have been spoiled as the temps have been so mild. Record breaking December highs many of the days and certainly for the entire month. So the weather was perfect for my exercise walking. I got in the habit of walking 3 miles or more each day with my dog.

The exercise is good for both of us. My dog is little but very active and just loves her long walks. But who wants to be outside for any length of time in this frigid cold spell? Not me!!!
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Jan 5, 2016 11:51 AM CST
Nor I. Thumbs down Perhaps after my back surgery I will be able to walk again. It is difficult for me now and has been for quite a long time.
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If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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Newyorkrita
Jan 5, 2016 11:56 AM CST
drdawg said:Nor I. Thumbs down Perhaps after my back surgery I will be able to walk again. It is difficult for me now and has been for quite a long time.


Group hug Group hug Group hug Group hug Group hug
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Jan 5, 2016 12:04 PM CST
Ken, hope it is soon and even more successful than you expected. Group hug
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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RoseBlush1
Jan 5, 2016 12:45 PM CST
Ken, when is your back surgery scheduled ?
I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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Newyorkrita
Jan 5, 2016 1:59 PM CST
I am thankful to be back inside after getting myself and my dog all bundled up and going on our exercise walk even though it is fairly chilly out there. At least the sun is shining.
Name: katie
Mulege, Mexico (Baja CAliforni (Zone 11a)
katiebear
Jan 5, 2016 2:01 PM CST
Saw a cardiologist yesterday and was told my heart is in excellent condition. The shortness of breath which I am still experiencing may be due to some infection from pneumonia lingering in my lungs.

My friend/partner/son/father Tony and his oldest son Luis and I left for La Paz yesterday morning at 4am. My appt was scheduled for 11:30. At about 10 we had car trouble and had to get a mechanic. The distributor on my van had fallen kissed me a lot. . Tony called the doctor who said he'd wait for me. We got to La Paz and the doctor at about 4 and I spent about an hour with him. EKG's and a long stress test. Excellent results. I am ten years past the age at which my mother had a no-fatal heart attack to this news is beyond excellent for me.

Tony and Luis had a brief visit with Luis's in-laws and then we came home arriving aroung 1am.

One funny thing at the doctor's: his nurse had her daughter, who is about four there, and she participated to the best of her ability. Only in Mexico. She is very cute and was no problem.

I'm still short of breath but not as worried about it. I am gradually getting better.

Our weather here is great. clear and blue. The dogs were delighted to have me home. I got Inky Dink from neighbor Dana this morning and she kissed me a lot. Dana calls her Insitagator Inky as she likes to tease Dana's dogs whoa re small like she is so not as dangerous as my big ones but older and more sedentary - unwil Inky goes after them.

I'm very relieved about the test results and can get on with my next problem: resolving my residency status. Planning on going to Santa Rosalia tomorrow too see the immigration man there.

katie
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Jan 5, 2016 2:02 PM CST
January 19. Hurray!
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If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Jan 5, 2016 2:03 PM CST
That is truly great news, Katie.
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If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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Newyorkrita
Jan 5, 2016 2:29 PM CST
drdawg said:That is truly great news, Katie.


I agree Thumbs up
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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RoseBlush1
Jan 5, 2016 2:34 PM CST
drdawg said:January 19. Hurray!


I'll keep you in my prayers, Ken. Lovey dubby

I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Jan 5, 2016 3:09 PM CST
Thank you, Lyn. I have no concerns about the surgery. I worry more about the recuperation period. Even though this is my "slow-period", I have so much to do. I'm afraid I don't do well "waiting to heal". Sighing! My wife has already laid the law down on me. "You do exactly what the doctors tell you to do after the surgery. I don't even want to think about how you spent the recuperation period in 1990!" I had back surgery in 1990. Since I was told I could not bend over for two weeks, I figured I could go out in the yard and pull weeds sitting down. My neighbors snitched on me. Can you believe that? At least it will be too cold to pull weeds. Whistling I was supposed to be off work for six weeks and then, the neurosurgeon said he would discuss with me when I could go back to work. I was back in three weeks. I had patients that needed me. Angel My wife has never forgotten and I don't think my neurosurgeon was too happy with me either. At least this is a new neurosurgeon. He won't know (unless my wife snitches). Rolling on the floor laughing
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If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
Region: Florida Daylilies Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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rocklady
Jan 5, 2016 3:18 PM CST
@katiebear Glad to hear the good news Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
@drdawg Will be thinking good thoughts and sending prayers for you.

Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam

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