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Old 02-17-2015, 02:39 PM   #22281
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I'm sitting here this morning waiting for the phone to ring. My little Cheyenne (15 mo. old GD) is having surgery right now for her crossed eyes. My stomach is in knots thinking of her under general anesthesia. I don't dare go take a shower, so here I sit waiting for the phone to ring. I better get busy with something near the phone.
I can just imagine how you must feel, Kay. I'd be on pins and needles if one of my grands was having surgery and nothing would help until I got that phone call saying everything is OK. It will come, and Cheyenne will be just fine. Btw, I love her name!

I'll be thinking of you and the little one, and sending healing thoughts for a speedy recovery for her. Hang in there!
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Old 02-17-2015, 02:42 PM   #22282
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Getting ready to go for a walk in the desert. Since we had so much rain recently, I'm hoping to see some wildflowers. The desert floor is so green right now, it's amazing.
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Old 02-17-2015, 03:31 PM   #22283
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Getting ready to go for a walk in the desert. Since we had so much rain recently, I'm hoping to see some wildflowers. The desert floor is so green right now, it's amazing.
Sounds lovely. Wouldn't mind seeing a photo of that should you be thinking of taking your camera.
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Old 02-17-2015, 03:55 PM   #22284
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..waiting for the phone to ring. My little Cheyenne (15 mo. old GD) is having surgery right now for her crossed eyes. My stomach is in knots thinking of her under general anesthesia....
Take a deep breath, Kayelle. Better? I'll keep Cheyenne, you, and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Be sure to let us know how it goes, OK?
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Old 02-17-2015, 04:00 PM   #22285
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...Now, can anyone tell me what a "rampart" is?
Now that Addie told you what it is, I think your need a road trip. Actually, if you ever have to go to the DC area, try to make time to take a trip to Fort McHenry. Himself is a big history buff; we've seen more battlefields and forts... Anyway, when we stopped there we were on our way back from FL in late fall. It was a cool, damp day, and the only other person there was a bagpiper, walking the rampart and playing Taps. When he was done, I stood facing out and softly sang our National Anthem. Got a tear in my eye. It was special.
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Phew!! Thanks for the good wishes, and she's recovering nicely. My son (1st time Dad at age 42) said it was hard to see her like that and I reminded him it's all a part of a love he's never known before. Thank you Lord.

Well, the Sous Chef and I have finished packing up the entire kitchen, as the workers will be here tomorrow to reface the existing cabinets and use new doors and drawers. It will take three days but it should be beautiful with the new appliances we bought a few weeks ago. It's so true that everything leads to something else.

Wish I could take that lovely walk with you Cheryl! Hope we'll see some pictures.
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Old 02-17-2015, 08:10 PM   #22287
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Phew!! Thanks for the good wishes, and she's recovering nicely. My son (1st time Dad at age 42) said it was hard to see her like that and I reminded him it's all a part of a love he's never known before. Thank you Lord.

Well, the Sous Chef and I have finished packing up the entire kitchen, as the workers will be here tomorrow to reface the existing cabinets and use new doors and drawers. It will take three days but it should be beautiful with the new appliances we bought a few weeks ago. It's so true that everything leads to something else.

Wish I could take that lovely walk with you Cheryl! Hope we'll see some pictures.
So glad to hear Cheyenne's recovering well! What a relief for everyone. My son-in-law became a father for the first time at 42 also - at 48 now he has 3 boys ages 5, 4, and 2. He's done , but having the time of his life with those little guys. He's older than my daughter by about 11 years. They're having so much fun with the littles.


Have fun with your kitchen remodel! Wish I could do that, I have so many ideas.

I'll go through my pics of recent desert walks and put some up in random photos later today or tomorrow.
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So glad Cheyenne is fine! And have fun with the remodel tomorrow, Kay!

Cheryl, would love to see those pics!

My brother became a father for the first time in his early 40's too. He had his second, a son at 46, and you couldn't ask for a better daddy.
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Now that Addie told you what it is, I think your need a road trip. Actually, if you ever have to go to the DC area, try to make time to take a trip to Fort McHenry. Himself is a big history buff; we've seen more battlefields and forts... Anyway, when we stopped there we were on our way back from FL in late fall. It was a cool, damp day, and the only other person there was a bagpiper, walking the rampart and playing Taps. When he was done, I stood facing out and softly sang our National Anthem. Got a tear in my eye. It was special.
There is something special about going to an old fort and learning the history. At the George's Island Fort, you can see the bakery with the oven, and almost smell the bread coming out of it. There is a stone where a cannon ball landed on a stone at the entrance to one of the rooms. It was during the Civil War. There are slits for windows where the prisoners slept and lived. I hate the thought of German prisoners being kept there during WWII. I feel like their presence contaminated the whole place. The fort even has two ghosts that show up every so often. One is a woman in black. She was executed for trying to help a prisoner escape. She asked for a black shroud be placed over her when she was executed. The other was a southern soldier that committed suicide.

I can understand having a tear in your eye. Our Anthem can do that to you. Another one that I love is Oh Canada. I think it is a beautiful piece of music. Both of them have words that have a very strong meaning.
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It is the top of a wall in a military base where they shoot cannons and other large firearms from. Usually a wall surrounding the base. It is mainly a defensive wall for protecting those inside. There is usually a walkway at the top with cutouts for the armaments. Soldiers walk across the top and keep an eye out for invaders.

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Thank you, Addie! That is a question my husband asks me every time he hears the Star Spangled Banner.

I love Oh Canada also. They are our closest and dearest neighbors, after all.
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