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Old 10-07-2015, 09:37 AM   #24291
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I bought 2 sets of Phalzgraf flatware when someone was having a close-out. I thought I would give the second set as a gift, but instead I use them when I have more than 8 people here for dinner so the flatware all matches. No pieces are missing yet. I also have my mother's set of Oneida flatware that I scarfed up when she passed away. They are old, but I liked the pattern. One fork was missing, but I found one at Goodwill so now I have a full set, in case I ever get nostalgic and decide to use them. I could furnish another kitchen with all the extra stuff I have accumulated.
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Old 10-07-2015, 09:58 AM   #24292
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I had a complete set of Blue Willow for eight people. Including a lot of the serving pieces. Platters, bowls, etc. When I downsized, I kept two dinner plates, two soup bowls, two mugs and four salad plates. I use the salad plates for myself. If I were to use a dinner plate, I would probably pile more food on it. This way I limit what I have for a serving. And I very rarely have seconds.

My cutlery consists of the remnants from all the sets I have bought over the years. I also have some pieces from my mother, that were her mother's. I hate polishing them, so they stay wrapped up. I should give them to my daughter to take care of and keep.
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Old 10-07-2015, 01:24 PM   #24293
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I am recovering from my most recent procedure - the repair of an aneurysm in an artery to my spleen. It went well but now I have to lie here for two hours while the incision heals enough. On the bright side, DH is bringing me a sandwich from Panera and it's outpatient so I'll be home later. I pulled dinner from the freezer last night so it just needs to be warmed up.
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Old 10-07-2015, 01:33 PM   #24294
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I am recovering from my most recent procedure - the repair of an aneurysm in an artery to my spleen. It went well but now I have to lie here for two hours while the incision heals enough. On the bright side, DH is bringing me a sandwich from Panera and it's outpatient so I'll be home later. I pulled dinner from the freezer last night so it just needs to be warmed up.
If being still for two hours is the worst of it, you're in good shape. I hope you have a quick and easy recovery.
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Old 10-07-2015, 02:22 PM   #24295
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If being still for two hours is the worst of it, you're in good shape. I hope you have a quick and easy recovery.
Thanks, Andy. The nurse said according to the discharge orders, no cooking or cleaning for two months. Unfortunately, DH had already read them and insists it's only two days, although the nurse said that's a typo. I like her
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Old 10-07-2015, 02:45 PM   #24296
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DH appreciates your cooking skills, as he should. Maybe you can compromise between the two days and two months. 30 days is about half way.
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Old 10-07-2015, 03:18 PM   #24297
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I am recovering from my most recent procedure - the repair of an aneurysm in an artery to my spleen. It went well but now I have to lie here for two hours while the incision heals enough. On the bright side, DH is bringing me a sandwich from Panera and it's outpatient so I'll be home later. I pulled dinner from the freezer last night so it just needs to be warmed up.
Tell DH, I and a host of all of us will come down there if he doesn't cater to your every whim and want. Do take care of yourself. It sounds like you have not had your best year. Aneurysms are some serious stuff.

I just got back from having X-rays of both hands. The doctor gave me a good laugh though when I read the orders. A bilateral (bi meaning two) set of trilateral (three) views. The X-ray tech asked me if I knew what she meant. I explained that she kept getting interrupted with phone calls when she was typing it and said she was going to get three views. To be on the safe side, he agreed with the three views. I was sitting in a very low chair and even though the X-ray table was at it lowest setting, it was still too high. So trying to position my hand the way he wanted it and not create pain in my shoulder while twisting my hand...... A nightmare in the making. I had to take two pain pills when I got home. And I don't take even aspirin if I can help it.

Why do the techs like to torture patients when doing the X-rays?
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Old 10-07-2015, 03:39 PM   #24298
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I am recovering from my most recent procedure - the repair of an aneurysm in an artery to my spleen...
Oh Honey, it's been patch-patch-patch all year for you, hasn't it. Glad they caught it before you had serious problems, hope you heal quick, and ditto on what Addie said about making sure your DH gives you as much time as you need to feel better.
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I bought 2 sets of Phalzgraf flatware when someone was having a close-out...I could furnish another kitchen with all the extra stuff I have accumulated.
I could furnish a good-sized restaurant with all of my stuff! I'm a real addict when it comes to dishes. Flatware, not so much, even though I have two missing-pieces sets and two complete sets. The two complete sets are rarely used, which might explain the reason they are all still there.

As far as dishes? 1) A service for 8 set of Pfaltzgraff "Folk Art" dishes, including every single item. Who needs 8 cups & saucers AND 8 pedestal mugs? (Mom went wacky at the outlet stores when she found out she was going to be a grandma of twins.) 2) Service for 8 of my MILs Franciscan "Desert Rose" dishes, serving pieces too. 3) Eight more settings (4-piece) of a Pfaltzgraff Christmas pattern, and various four-count sets of dinner plates (3 sets), sandwich/salad plates (2 sets), and dessert plates (3 sets). Also, two each of white square sandwich and rectangular dinner plates. We won't even get into bowls, since I tend to collect pottery ones when on vacation and vintage ones from yard sales.

I need an intervention, don't I...
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I am recovering from my most recent procedure - the repair of an aneurysm in an artery to my spleen. It went well but now I have to lie here for two hours while the incision heals enough. On the bright side, DH is bringing me a sandwich from Panera and it's outpatient so I'll be home later. I pulled dinner from the freezer last night so it just needs to be warmed up.

Are you home yet? Are you home yet? Hoping for a speedy recovery, take it easy!
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