Deebie said: back, James. You have been missed. I'm glad to hear that you're coping and adjusting accordingly. I'm sure your info will be of great benefit to others in similar situations.
Philipwonel said:Kudos 👍👍😀 To you James !
Keep in there, Buddy.
My off, to you.
and you !
Have you considered writing a book ?
I sure will read your story.👍👍
Without even reading it yet, I bet you have better advice than any doctor, nurse, or physical therapist, can give.
Thank You !
Thank you Philip. No time for book writing - too time consuming and stressful. Not too much advice right now - just a couple of old bromides:
"The trouble with youth is that it is wasted on the young" ..... George Bernard Shaw
"Growing old is not for sissies" ..... anon
Turbosaurus said:Thank you James-
THIS IS REALLY VALUABLE INFORMATION- thank you for sharing and please keep doing so
I am an OT grad student and I work with many people with disabilities, especially the elderly who have been forced to make the tough decision between the safety that comes with assisted living and the independence that comes at home-
unfortunately a lot of rec therapists and OTs incorporate gardening, but in the most juvenile artsy craftsy paper cup BS- and it bothers me! You're not a 5 year old and growing bean sprouts or keeping a piece of bamboo alive- that is NOT gardening. ITS PATRONIZING and it drives me crazy!! It's not their fault- I don't think a lot of people who suppose using "planting" as a therapeutic activity know F#$ all about plants or gardening and they simplify it to a point that its no longer rewarding-
I would love to hear what everyone has to say .......
bumplbea said:Hi James.
Really enjoyed your blog. I am amazed at all the beautiful pics of cacti and many flowering. They are all so neat and clean. Show worthy for sure.
Your soil mix for cacti is so easy and thoughtful. You are definitely a pro.
I am surprised at all the sharp needles on all of the cacti. Do you use tongs or paper holders. I can't tell you how many times I've been stabbed no matter how careful and some are really hard to find and remove from fingers.
All your pics and advice were so helpful especially since I was given 12 new cacti for mother's day to replant.
Thanks for your well informed blog.
Wish me luck!