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Chatting back and forth

Postby ferri » Dec 28th, 2016, 1:35 pm

It dawned on me today that we don't have a blabbing thread! We really do need this. This sort of thread is where we have come up with some of our brightest ideas. [icon_lol2.gif] It's also where we have gotten to know each other better!
There is no topic, so you won't get in trouble for making silly remarks. :)

Now, I have to go finish freezing half to death. I've been working on it for a few days now. :crazy:
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Re: Chatting back and forth

Postby perspicacious » Dec 28th, 2016, 3:59 pm

Over the holidays I tend to try and pay it forward to some charity or to individuals who are less fortunate. This year I did the same by volunteering time and donating things I could have sold but decided to give away. During the process I met a lady that I recognized from where I grew up who had reached out to me to help her neighbour who has very little. Small world! Have met some of the kindest people I would have otherwise never met this year.
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Postby ferri » Dec 28th, 2016, 4:54 pm

How cool is that? :D Did the lady remember you?

I've pretty much spent the last several days shoveling snow so my dad doesn't have to. :biggrin: He doesn't complain!
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Postby Lady tehMa » Dec 28th, 2016, 9:31 pm

Looks like I'll be nursemaid - husband is down with the flu. Seems to be bad this year - good thing I get the shot.
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Re: Chatting back and forth

Postby Urbane » Dec 28th, 2016, 11:12 pm

    Lady tehMa wrote:Looks like I'll be nursemaid - husband is down with the flu. Seems to be bad this year - good thing I get the shot.
Did your husband not get the shot? My wife never does but I do. I got the pneumococcal vaccination and the shingles vaccine (Zostavax) as well but my wife elected not to get those either. She doesn't try to talk me out of getting these shots and I don't try to talk her into getting them so it all works out - LOL. I hope your husband is feeling better soon.
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Re: Chatting back and forth

Postby perspicacious » Dec 29th, 2016, 12:15 am

ferri wrote:How cool is that? :D Did the lady remember you?!



No, but it's the type of place where everyone knows someone that knows someone that you know. The lady has texted me a few times since. We are going to reconnect in the spring as I'm donating a bedroom set to her retired neighbour who is sleeping on a hideaway bed. Seniors should not have to do this.
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Re: Chatting back and forth

Postby ferri » Dec 29th, 2016, 8:48 am

Oh man. I just went outside to check the weather and found a dark eyed junco on the patio. I picked it up and it hopped right up on my finger and snuggled down. LOL I stayed out there until I was almost frozen. I finally got a warm towel and put it on a table in the gazebo and put the little birdy on there. As soon as I thaw out I'll go out and check on it.
I tried a couple of times to put it in a tree and it would hop backwards into my hand. LOL
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Postby Lady tehMa » Dec 29th, 2016, 8:54 am

Urbane wrote:
    Lady tehMa wrote:Looks like I'll be nursemaid - husband is down with the flu. Seems to be bad this year - good thing I get the shot.
Did your husband not get the shot? My wife never does but I do. I got the pneumococcal vaccination and the shingles vaccine (Zostavax) as well but my wife elected not to get those either. She doesn't try to talk me out of getting these shots and I don't try to talk her into getting them so it all works out - LOL. I hope your husband is feeling better soon.


Husband rarely gets sick. He says "never", but "rarely" is more accurate. Because of this he never gets the shot. I have a depressed immune system so as per my dr.'s recommendation I always get it. And now my daughter is also down with it! Really glad I got that shot! Husband is not a huge vaccine fan, but he's not an antivaxxer either - he doesn't talk to me about it and I just go get what I need.
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Re: Chatting back and forth

Postby Lady tehMa » Dec 29th, 2016, 8:55 am

ferri wrote:Oh man. I just went outside to check the weather and found a dark eyed junco on the patio. I picked it up and it hopped right up on my finger and snuggled down. LOL I stayed out there until I was almost frozen. I finally got a warm towel and put it on a table in the gazebo and put the little birdy on there. As soon as I thaw out I'll go out and check on it.
I tried a couple of times to put it in a tree and it would hop backwards into my hand. LOL


That is so cool! Would love to see a pic of the little fellow if he's still there. Did you get him some seed?
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Re: Chatting back and forth

Postby ferri » Dec 29th, 2016, 9:01 am

I just checked on him, he seems more alert now. He pecked at the towel when I started talking to him. LOL So I petted his little head and he was flipping his head around like I was a bug. I snuggled the towel around him a little more, he seems more alert. I think I should get dressed before I go out again. That wind goes right through jammies and crocs. hahaha

He looks just like this, but with an attitude now! :D

http://cdn1.arkive.org/media/72/72B5417 ... -junco.jpg
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Re: Chatting back and forth

Postby Bsuds » Dec 29th, 2016, 9:06 am

We even have a Male Duck eating our seed. It was funny watching him try and get into the enclosure (we have the area fenced off so Foxy can't get at the seeds that drop). He finally figured out how to fly over and drop inside the area.
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Re: Chatting back and forth

Postby ferri » Dec 29th, 2016, 9:08 am

hahaha! How cute! I bet Foxy doesn't think it's amusing though.
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Postby Bsuds » Dec 29th, 2016, 9:14 am

She doesn't even notice any more. It's been up for a couple of years.
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Re: Chatting back and forth

Postby ferri » Dec 29th, 2016, 10:16 am

That Foxy is something else. LOL

I just went and checked on the bird. It got back in my hand and tried to fly away but can't do it yet. Everytime I go check on him he seems a little stronger. I put some bird seed out there for him too and he didn't want it. He just wanted to perch on my finger. haha what a cute little guy.
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Re: Chatting back and forth

Postby ferri » Dec 29th, 2016, 12:26 pm

***UPDATE*** [icon_lol2.gif]

The little guy has gotten off the table and is now huddled under the porch. I only know this because I saw his little tracks in the snow. I don't know if he is going to be okay or not. :( Poor little guy.
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