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Old 12-08-2013, 12:35 PM   #101
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Hidey ho people. Its warmed up here today! Only -15! WHOO! I took today off work as the next 3 days I'm going to be doing my restraint training. Ugh.
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Old 12-08-2013, 12:44 PM   #102
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Good morning!! What's good about it?!

We are totally encased in ice and more is forming. The trees now have limbs touching the ground around them and our clothesline has an amazing sag on all 4 lines. Sheesh! The poor birdies are eating from the feeders like they're starved and it's danged cold for our region.

I wanted to get to the big bird feeder in the back but there's at least an inch or more of ice on the ground. Solid and mirror slick. I won't go out in that because I don't want to break any part of my body.

More ice is supposed to come tonight. Yeah!

I want to be on the beach in Belize!
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Old 12-08-2013, 12:44 PM   #103
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Hidey ho people. Its warmed up here today! Only -15! WHOO! I took today off work as the next 3 days I'm going to be doing my restraint training. Ugh.
We did away with Restraint Training...we don't use them anymore. Someone in the Gov't decided the elderly have the right to fall, even if it does cause broken bones and head injuries.

I had a full day planned, but I really don't want to do anything...so I won't.
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Old 12-08-2013, 12:48 PM   #104
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Our restraint training is to keep US safe. When our kiddos lose their marbles we need to know how to wrap them up non abusively and place them into a lovely little room til they calm down.

I like your style. I am going out for lunch to celebrate a friend's birthday, then I'm making an amazing dinner, attending my last yoga class of the session and lounging all evening. Somewhere in there we might put up the Christmas tree too. The sushi place is right next to the tree place.
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Good morning!! What's good about it?!

We are totally encased in ice and more is forming. The trees now have limbs touching the ground around them and our clothesline has an amazing sag on all 4 lines. Sheesh! The poor birdies are eating from the feeders like they're starved and it's danged cold for our region.

I wanted to get to the big bird feeder in the back but there's at least an inch or more of ice on the ground. Solid and mirror slick. I won't go out in that because I don't want to break any part of my body.

More ice is supposed to come tonight. Yeah!

I want to be on the beach in Belize!
You could just rip a hole in the bird food bag and have Glenn toss it out the backdoor.

I hate sound of branches breaking off. It happens here with high winds and ice storms...which, thankfully, doesn't happen very often. Sorry you are icebound, Katie!
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Old 12-08-2013, 12:55 PM   #106
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Holy moly Katie, that sounds awful! Stay safe! You need all YOUR limbs intact. Want to borrow my ice chipper? Its a gooder. You'd be at your feeders lickety split. Do they predict more storms for you?
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Our restraint training is to keep US safe. When our kiddos lose their marbles we need to know how to wrap them up non abusively and place them into a lovely little room til they calm down.

I like your style. I am going out for lunch to celebrate a friend's birthday, then I'm making an amazing dinner, attending my last yoga class of the session and lounging all evening. Somewhere in there we might put up the Christmas tree too. The sushi place is right next to the tree place.
I see the need for your type of training and the restraint use. Our training is to keep ourselves safe, when needed. Some of these old folks pack quite a punch! I used to have the cracked teeth to prove it. <goofy grin>

Your day sounds fun...my plans were just for a trip out to Costco and maybe a movie. Shrek went back to bed and I don't feel like going by myself.
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Hahahahaha!!! I get you now. When I read your post initially, I thought you were referring to the leather straps on beds and was confused. I'm off to get that second cup of java now. Yeesh. What kind of training did you guys do? NVCI?
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Good morning!! What's good about it?! We are totally encased in ice and more is forming. The trees now have limbs touching the ground around them and our clothesline has an amazing sag on all 4 lines. Sheesh! The poor birdies are eating from the feeders like they're starved and it's danged cold for our region. I wanted to get to the big bird feeder in the back but there's at least an inch or more of ice on the ground. Solid and mirror slick. I won't go out in that because I don't want to break any part of my body. More ice is supposed to come tonight. Yeah! I want to be on the beach in Belize!
Oh dear! I'm glad you are both safe and warm, here's hoping things start to warm up soon!
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Good Morning! I made Saskatoon berry jam this morning, possibly making cookies of some sort this afternoon, and then Ed (hubby) is taking me out for supper.
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