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Old 09-16-2016, 01:02 PM   #61
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expatgirl, sparrowgrass is an old name for asparagus. My favorite veggie. I have been using that 'handle' on the web for 20 years now. :) My two acre 'ranch' in the Ozarks is 'Sparrowgrass Hill'. I have a big asparagus bed, plenty of wild plants, and will be planting another row in the spring.
Awesome! I always wondered about the significance of your "handle." Never thought to ask my friend Google. Probably would have told me.
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Old 09-16-2016, 04:53 PM   #62
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.....do go see a specialist if you can afford one......they can help a lot........just don't take any opioids if you can avoid them........`i've only had one aspirin in the last 6 months........`i just don't want to rely on them..........
expat... my specialist tried to get me on opioids to help control the pain, after 2 weeks I threw them out. Was so dopey could not concentrate... but... aspirin, tylenol, aleve, etc - are not opioids (think opium type) those ARE addictive and like you I WILL not become dependent on them. But the others are not addictive - I gladly take them when the pain is too much. I went without sleep for 6 years thinking they were bad for me... no more... I now get a good nights sleep and many times am actually pain free. It's not perfect and it is slow getting over depression that no sleep causes and they are NOT addictive in the same way opiates are.

Everyone's metabolism is different and we all have different reactions to even the mildest medications. So what I am saying is the above works for me. It may work for you - I hope it will when you need relief but only you will be able to judge.
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Old 09-16-2016, 06:08 PM   #63
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Expat, I can't live without any of the toys I've acquired.

But if I must be narrowed down I'd have to say my cast iron

I have more then the pic but these old pieces hold many memories as well as function today as well as they did in the past.


Second would be the jar opener. They still make this antique but when these old hands can't do it this device always seems to get the job done.

And then I have to add my reading glasses.
Why the H E double hockey sticks do they have to print things on packages so much smaller then they did in the past?
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Old 09-18-2016, 12:02 AM   #64
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Sorry, y'all, been out of commission for the last couple of days........so `i'll combine several replies.......Sparrowgrass, thanks for the explanation of your handle.....never in a million years would have guess it meant asparagus, which too, is my favorite veggie......

And Zagut, `i'm so jealous of your hanger for your iron pans.....my kitchen is just too small to have that arrangement......but `i can't live without them either........cooking chili or making cornbread......can't live without them....

And dragnlaw.......`i'm glad that you have found relief using aspirin, tylenonol, aleve, etc.....`i have degeneration in my back and neck and it's only going to get worse......so `i use them when `i have to.........so much better than getting addicted to opioids....

As for glasses.........`i have found a dollar store that `i probably have bought about a thousand pairs cause `i'm always losing them......`i have invested in two magnifying glasses.......one for the kitchen and one for the upstairs to read prescriptions, directions, ingredients, etc., etc., ````:) `y'all have a great week!
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Old 09-18-2016, 07:08 AM   #65
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Dollar Store Reading Glasses LOL love them could not function without them!

Every year I gather them all up (at least one of each strength) go to my Optometrist, have my exame, then I lay out all my glasses and ask are these the right strength for doing this.. doing that.. doing the other things..
She laughs, checks them and says they are all just fine.
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Old 09-18-2016, 07:18 AM   #66
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I have a pair of magnetic reading glasses. They are a Godsend... they are part of my work equipment. Just wear them around you neck and pop them together when you need them. Never misplace your glasses again..
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Old 09-18-2016, 07:27 AM   #67
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I've seen and really like those Rock but can't remember if it was the price or availability that put me off.

Nice!
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Old 09-18-2016, 07:31 AM   #68
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I've seen and really like those Rock but can't remember if it was the price or availability that put me off.

Nice!
I'm not sure of the price, either. A friend gave them to me. He said his head was too fat.
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Old 09-18-2016, 10:19 AM   #69
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I'm not sure of the price, either. A friend gave them to me. He said his head was too fat.
`i know this thread is cooking utensils but `i absolutely go along with glasses for an absolute cooking utensil necessity......and as for fat heads......your friend needs to go to a dollar store and just try them on....most are made in China, `i'm sure, and come in different sizes..some are bigger and smaller than others.......most of mine last longer than 6 months ........2 bucks a year ain't bad and my opthalmolagist said the same thing.....they're ok to use.......if `i was like my engineer husband `i would have the same pair that `i bought 20 years ago.....
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Old 09-19-2016, 11:15 PM   #70
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Could I post my mixing bowls?

And they are now available at vermont country store.

Mosser Mixing Bowl Set | Glass Nesting Bowls

These came from my grandmother's kitchen, and they are always something I reach for, I'm always trying to mix something, combine something, I like to have mixing bowls to do it. Now they are different from my specific omelette bowl, that is a another matter. touch that one at your peril!

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