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Old 11-11-2018, 09:06 AM   #30711
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If Iím prying too much, please let me know, and Iíll shut my trap! I think youíre coping heroically! Youíd think I could give you some advice about balancing on one leg; thatís about what I did as a dancer for 25 years. But dancing is balancing on one leg for a short time then switching to other. You donít have that option.

Have you spoken with your physicians and insurance company about a prosthetic?
Yes I have. Just a few days ago. I also talked with the two people who lost both of their legs during the Boston Marathon Bombing. Learning to use prosthetic can be very painful. I will be 80 y.o. in a few months. Am I willing to go through all that pain? I don't think so. First off, I only weigh 75 pounds presently. And I think I am at the weight I am going to stay at. Not by choice though. I simply do not have the physical strength to go through all that training. I now also tire very easily. Just having to go in town to the hospital to keep a medical appointment requires a day of full rest the next day. So now the rule is "Only one appointment per day and only one every other day." Winthrop has been very good about that rule. Only because when they break that rule, they find me still in bed sleeping instead of being up and dressed.

One day I accused them of trying to kill me off so they wouldn't have to put up with all my ailments. My care is rather expensive. That brought them up short.
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Old 11-17-2018, 02:37 AM   #30712
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Pretty much nothing, and enjoying every sip bit of it. Yes, I am drinking wine, but right now it's an alcohol rubdown from the inside. I baked two loaves of bread in two days; today's loaf will be going to the neighbors across the street tomorrow, along with a half pint of apple butter from the two pints total made the other day. I also baked a small blackberry and peach pie tonight, made a real supper, did two loads of laundry, and did a bit of cleaning in the living room. I'm bushed. I'd make tomorrow an "All About Me" day, but we have errands to run. Himself can do the driving and I'll relax.
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Old 11-17-2018, 04:29 PM   #30713
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Getting ready to knit a new dog. I washed Beagle's blanket, and now I have more than enough fur in the washer, dryer, lint trap, as well as all the usual places.
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Old 11-21-2018, 03:25 PM   #30714
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Old 11-21-2018, 04:30 PM   #30715
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Do I detect a smirk??


I just chopped mine for 2 separate dishes and... strings..





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Old 11-21-2018, 04:32 PM   #30716
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Do I detect a smirk??


I just chopped mine for 2 separate dishes and... strings..





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Old 11-21-2018, 04:59 PM   #30717
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Chopping veggies for a freezer dinner for my FIL and still wondering where the strings people like to peel are... Attachment 32320
I am pretty sure that the little dots around the convex edges of those pieces are the ends of the strings. You just cut them short when chopping the celery.
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Old 11-21-2018, 06:27 PM   #30718
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I am pretty sure that the little dots around the convex edges of those pieces are the ends of the strings. You just cut them short when chopping the celery.
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Old 11-21-2018, 07:30 PM   #30719
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I am pretty sure that the little dots around the convex edges of those pieces are the ends of the strings. You just cut them short when chopping the celery.
Well yeah. Like London broil or skirt steak. Do people really cut off and discard that much of the celery? I mean, there's only about a third of the stalk left if you cut off that much

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