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Aug 28, 2012 07:59:46   #
daralene
 
gingerwitch wrote:


jheiens wrote:
preston wrote:
a stick of butter is 1/4 pound - 1/4 cup - 8tbsp. hope that helps myfanwy.

sam


Sam--that one stick of butter =1/2 cup=1/4 pound = 8 TBSP, I believe.

Ohio Joy


1 stick of butter = 1/4 pound
1 stick of butter = 1/2 cup
1 stick of butter = 8 tablespoons
1 stick of butter = 4 ounces
1 stick of butter = 113 grams
I took that from this site: http://www.onlineconversion.com/forum/forum_1026097353.htm
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Oh criminy was I ever redundant! All of this for a stick of butter! I'm just going to shut up and try to get caught up.[/quote]

LOL We all do it. I answered a question the other day, think it was for Joe. By the time I got caught up I think he had a lot of answers. :lol: :lol: :lol: Just natural when we join the conversation in virtual time.

So much fun having you back again!!!! You were missed. Know you will be busy again so stay well and we will see you when you get back.
 
Aug 28, 2012 08:08:45   #
daralene
 
Dreamweaver wrote:
darowil wrote:
When we return home we will have a rabbit waiting for us- and previous times she has visited she has lived in the bathroom. usually she is very good and uses her tray but one time she didn't- but she used the shower which as you say Sam is so much easier to clean up. This time though she is staying 4 months so we need to work out something else for that long.
A rabbit, how much fun. I love to be at my DD's around dusk... Her place just seems to abound with little cotton tails. I had a friend that had her rabbit well litter trained and so the bunny had free access to the house. We had a couple, but they were hutched outside and let loose to run in the garden.... where one earned her name "Petunia" because she ate every flower I planted!!!! I just love to watch them run and kick up their heels..... They are always good for a laugh....
quote=darowil When we return home we will have a ... (show quote)


We used to have a rabbit too that lived in the house and had the run of the house with Angel, our basset hound way back when our son was a little boy. The rabbit was all white and the product of our saying we would keep the school rabbit for the summer. The janitor thought it would be fun to breed her and didn't tell anyone, so the mother would pull all her fur out and put it behind things to make a nest and I would pick it up, not knowing what was going on. Poor thing ended up almost bald. One morning I came down and she was in her cage and I yelled she had passed a tumor, and then the tumor started to move and it was all the babies. We kept one and named it snow flake, then snow ball, then abominable snowman. He ended up huge. DH built him the most beautiful really long cage for nightime. What memories. That's when we had a farm house and I wanted to be Mother Earth, but boy did I find out that being Mother Earth was a whole lot of work and my garden served to feed the woods and field animals behind us. Loved that time. I think our son was in 3rd grade then. Now his oldest is going into 4th grade.
Aug 28, 2012 08:10:00   #
darowil (a regular here)
 
Dreamweaver wrote:
A rabbit, how much fun. I love to be at my DD's around dusk... Her place just seems to abound with little cotton tails. I had a friend that had her rabbit well litter trained and so the bunny had free access to the house. We had a couple, but they were hutched outside and let loose to run in the garden.... where one earned her name "Petunia" because she ate every flower I planted!!!! I just love to watch them run and kick up their heels..... They are always good for a laugh....


The problem with giving Pepper free range of the house is that she (like most rabbits) loves to chew electrical cords! And being a little smaller than us she finds places to access them that we don't even notice! At least she is fully grown now and so might have more difficulty getting into confined spaces. Probably need to set up something outside for her, but we only have tiles outside so not much digging into them for her! Might keep her occupied though trying. BUt need to be careful after dark as they can get mixamatosis (sp) from mosquitos and don't fancy having to tell Vckyanne that her rabbit is dead. At least she will have a husband to comfort her- but he will probably be as bad as her so might not be so helpful on second thoughts.
Aug 28, 2012 08:12:48   #
daralene
 
darowil wrote:
Dreamweaver wrote:
A rabbit, how much fun. I love to be at my DD's around dusk... Her place just seems to abound with little cotton tails. I had a friend that had her rabbit well litter trained and so the bunny had free access to the house. We had a couple, but they were hutched outside and let loose to run in the garden.... where one earned her name "Petunia" because she ate every flower I planted!!!! I just love to watch them run and kick up their heels..... They are always good for a laugh....


The problem with giving Pepper free range of the house is that she (like most rabbits) loves to chew electrical cords! And being a little smaller than us she finds places to access them that we don't even notice! At least she is fully grown now and so might have more difficulty getting into confined spaces. Probably need to set up something outside for her, but we only have tiles outside so not much digging into them for her! Might keep her occupied though trying. BUt need to be careful after dark as they can get mixamatosis (sp) from mosquitos and don't fancy having to tell Vckyanne that her rabbit is dead. At least she will have a husband to comfort her- but he will probably be as bad as her so might not be so helpful on second thoughts.
quote=Dreamweaver A rabbit, how much fun. I love... (show quote)


You are so wise Darowil. I wouldn't have mine living free in the house now either. I was a free spirit back way back when I had our rabbit in the house, but now I would have it in a cage unless right there with it outside. Much safer.

So sorry to hear your daughter might have to come home and how sad that one of her birds died. I hope her trip has been fantastic in spite of her time in the hospital with pneumonia and trouble breathing now. It still must be incredible to be on an archaelogical dig. Quite an experience for her overall with getting so sick and working on a dig. Extreme negative and extreme positive, so a mixed experience. Hope whatever happens, that insurance will help.

Dreamweaver, love the story about Petunia. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Aug 28, 2012 08:19:18   #
darowil (a regular here)
 
Yesterday we had a day off and went out of Darwin. Over 30 years ago my DH worked up her on a station which ran buffalo. They had an abattoir at which he worked. For the last 30 years he has frequently talked about his time there (even though it was only about 3 months). So yesterday he got to show it to me- it is now a wilderness resort but enough was around to be able to work it all out- and he so enjoyed it.
We also did a lot of walking despite the heat. Enjoyed the day greatly.
We went to a dam and they had signs saying that the dam wall was closed to walkers because of a large crocodile in the area. We wondered were it was and then when we got to the end we were on we discovered that was the dam wall! Although I don't know much about crocodiles I do think that they would need more water than was left at this time in the dry. But wonderful walk with many birds. I will see if I can work how to get photos on through this laptop- as it is an apple should be similar to my computer at home so might work. DH is so tired he gave up trying to work and is watching a DVD so I have managed to get a good long run on here.

Can't work out how to do photos on this- he has a different set up to mine and I have enough hassles working out mine. At least mine gives an opportunity to import photos straight away but not here.
Aug 28, 2012 08:29:02   #
Lurker 2 (a regular here)
 
mmmm, and it was for quite a few days, you need all our prayers and support!

Marianne818 wrote:
Marge, Myfanwy, Dreamweaver.. my heart goes out to you, Marge wish you lived closer so you could be in our group, someone would always be available to help either take you where you need, or to just be with you for a while. Myfanwy, the insurance and so forth is so messed up, I am so worried about this last hospital bill, "supposedly" it will be taken care of, but I don't know by who or why. Dreamweaver, the vacation sounds great.. wish you could leave tomorrow and just vegg for a week or so. I know this is draining, the worry about our parents, I failed my Dad, he died alone, I can't go into that right now, still too hard for me to think of.
Please PLEase, PLEASE you guys take care of yourselves.. so worried about you, special prayers for Angels to surround you till things are better.
Have to go for some tests today.. take care all my TP friends, know that you are all so very, very special and dear to my heart. Angels surround you, Rainbows to brighten your days..
{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}} for all.. Love you all so very very much!
Marge, Myfanwy, Dreamweaver.. my heart goes out to... (show quote)
 
Aug 28, 2012 08:32:08   #
daralene
 
darowil wrote:
Yesterday we had a day off and went out of Darwin. Over 30 years ago my DH worked up her on a station which ran buffalo. They had an abattoir at which he worked. For the last 30 years he has frequently talked about his time there (even though it was only about 3 months). So yesterday he got to show it to me- it is now a wilderness resort but enough was around to be able to work it all out- and he so enjoyed it.
We also did a lot of walking despite the heat. Enjoyed the day greatly.
We went to a dam and they had signs saying that the dam wall was closed to walkers because of a large crocodile in the area. We wondered were it was and then when we got to the end we were on we discovered that was the dam wall! Although I don't know much about crocodiles I do think that they would need more water than was left at this time in the dry. But wonderful walk with many birds. I will see if I can work how to get photos on through this laptop- as it is an apple should be similar to my computer at home so might work. DH is so tired he gave up trying to work and is watching a DVD so I have managed to get a good long run on here.
Yesterday we had a day off and went out of Darwin.... (show quote)


Darowil, how fascinating to hear your adventures. Your life and your daughter's life could be a movie, including DH, of course and his experiences. Do you mean you were walking on the back of the crocodile? I think I misunderstood :lol: :lol: :lol:

To get pictures on an Apple you just download them and it should activate iphoto, which normally is already installed when you buy the computer. When you hook up your camera or phone and turn them on the i photo symbol will bounce a little and then pull up and ask you if you want to download the photos...then it asks if you want to keep or delete the photos on the camera/phone. When done you can unhook your camera and go into the TP and do it the normal way. When it says browse it will take you to the long list and you choose "photos", generally listed toward the bottom of the list. It will pull them up and you then click on the one you want and hit choose at the bottom R. I'm looking so forward to seeing photos of your trip :!: ;-) :thumbup:
Aug 28, 2012 08:32:56   #
Lurker 2 (a regular here)
 
darowil wrote:
Dreamweaver wrote:
A rabbit, how much fun. I love to be at my DD's around dusk... Her place just seems to abound with little cotton tails. I had a friend that had her rabbit well litter trained and so the bunny had free access to the house. We had a couple, but they were hutched outside and let loose to run in the garden.... where one earned her name "Petunia" because she ate every flower I planted!!!! I just love to watch them run and kick up their heels..... They are always good for a laugh....


The problem with giving Pepper free range of the house is that she (like most rabbits) loves to chew electrical cords! And being a little smaller than us she finds places to access them that we don't even notice! At least she is fully grown now and so might have more difficulty getting into confined spaces. Probably need to set up something outside for her, but we only have tiles outside so not much digging into them for her! Might keep her occupied though trying. BUt need to be careful after dark as they can get mixamatosis (sp) from mosquitos and don't fancy having to tell Vckyanne that her rabbit is dead. At least she will have a husband to comfort her- but he will probably be as bad as her so might not be so helpful on second thoughts.
quote=Dreamweaver A rabbit, how much fun. I love... (show quote)


:-) :D :-D
Aug 28, 2012 08:35:29   #
Lurker 2 (a regular here)
 
daralene wrote:
Dreamweaver wrote:
darowil wrote:
When we return home we will have a rabbit waiting for us- and previous times she has visited she has lived in the bathroom. usually she is very good and uses her tray but one time she didn't- but she used the shower which as you say Sam is so much easier to clean up. This time though she is staying 4 months so we need to work out something else for that long.
A rabbit, how much fun. I love to be at my DD's around dusk... Her place just seems to abound with little cotton tails. I had a friend that had her rabbit well litter trained and so the bunny had free access to the house. We had a couple, but they were hutched outside and let loose to run in the garden.... where one earned her name "Petunia" because she ate every flower I planted!!!! I just love to watch them run and kick up their heels..... They are always good for a laugh....
quote=darowil When we return home we will have a ... (show quote)


We used to have a rabbit too that lived in the house and had the run of the house with Angel, our basset hound way back when our son was a little boy. The rabbit was all white and the product of our saying we would keep the school rabbit for the summer. The janitor thought it would be fun to breed her and didn't tell anyone, so the mother would pull all her fur out and put it behind things to make a nest and I would pick it up, not knowing what was going on. Poor thing ended up almost bald. One morning I came down and she was in her cage and I yelled she had passed a tumor, and then the tumor started to move and it was all the babies. We kept one and named it snow flake, then snow ball, then abominable snowman. He ended up huge. DH built him the most beautiful really long cage for nightime. What memories. That's when we had a farm house and I wanted to be Mother Earth, but boy did I find out that being Mother Earth was a whole lot of work and my garden served to feed the woods and field animals behind us. Loved that time. I think our son was in 3rd grade then. Now his oldest is going into 4th grade.
quote=Dreamweaver quote=darowil When we return h... (show quote)


:thumbup: :thumbup: :lol:
Aug 28, 2012 08:35:51   #
daralene
 
myfanwy wrote:
mmmm, and it was for quite a few days, you need all our prayers and support!

Marianne818 wrote:
Marge, Myfanwy, Dreamweaver.. my heart goes out to you, Marge wish you lived closer so you could be in our group, someone would always be available to help either take you where you need, or to just be with you for a while. Myfanwy, the insurance and so forth is so messed up, I am so worried about this last hospital bill, "supposedly" it will be taken care of, but I don't know by who or why. Dreamweaver, the vacation sounds great.. wish you could leave tomorrow and just vegg for a week or so. I know this is draining, the worry about our parents, I failed my Dad, he died alone, I can't go into that right now, still too hard for me to think of.
Please PLEase, PLEASE you guys take care of yourselves.. so worried about you, special prayers for Angels to surround you till things are better.
Have to go for some tests today.. take care all my TP friends, know that you are all so very, very special and dear to my heart. Angels surround you, Rainbows to brighten your days..
{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}} for all.. Love you all so very very much!
Marge, Myfanwy, Dreamweaver.. my heart goes out to... (show quote)
mmmm, and it was for quite a few days, you need al... (show quote)


Yes Marianne....I feel the same way about Marge, Dreamweaver, and Myfanwy, but also about you. Sure hope the insurance won't be too stressful. Hope your tests go well today. Love to all mentioned above.
Daralene
Hugs

Myfanwy, you are another one whose life could be a book/movie. Moving from Scotland to New Zealand. Going to school with the Maori and marrying a Samoan and your experiences meeting his family and loved ones. You sure don't have time now to be writing a book but what a story it would be.
Aug 28, 2012 08:38:51   #
Lurker 2 (a regular here)
 
daralene wrote:
myfanwy wrote:
mmmm, and it was for quite a few days, you need all our prayers and support!

Marianne818 wrote:
Marge, Myfanwy, Dreamweaver.. my heart goes out to you, Marge wish you lived closer so you could be in our group, someone would always be available to help either take you where you need, or to just be with you for a while. Myfanwy, the insurance and so forth is so messed up, I am so worried about this last hospital bill, "supposedly" it will be taken care of, but I don't know by who or why. Dreamweaver, the vacation sounds great.. wish you could leave tomorrow and just vegg for a week or so. I know this is draining, the worry about our parents, I failed my Dad, he died alone, I can't go into that right now, still too hard for me to think of.
Please PLEase, PLEASE you guys take care of yourselves.. so worried about you, special prayers for Angels to surround you till things are better.
Have to go for some tests today.. take care all my TP friends, know that you are all so very, very special and dear to my heart. Angels surround you, Rainbows to brighten your days..
{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}} for all.. Love you all so very very much!
Marge, Myfanwy, Dreamweaver.. my heart goes out to... (show quote)
mmmm, and it was for quite a few days, you need al... (show quote)


Yes Marianne....I feel the same way about Marge, Dreamweaver, and Myfanwy, but also about you. Sure hope the insurance won't be too stressful. Hope your tests go well today. Love to all mentioned above.
Daralene
Hugs
quote=myfanwy mmmm, and it was for quite a few da... (show quote)


as they say, right back atcha!!!
 
Aug 28, 2012 08:45:18   #
darowil (a regular here)
 
daralene wrote:


Darowil, how fascinating to hear your adventures. Your life and your daughter's life could be a movie, including DH, of course and his experiences. Do you mean you were walking on the back of the crocodile? I think I misunderstood :lol: :lol: :lol:

To get pictures on an Apple you just download them and it should activate iphoto, which normally is already installed when you buy the computer. When you hook up your camera or phone and turn them on the i photo symbol will bounce a little and then pull up and ask you if you want to download the photos...then it asks if you want to keep or delete the photos on the camera/phone. When done you can unhook your camera and go into the TP and do it the normal way. When it says browse it will take you to the long list and you choose "photos", generally listed toward the bottom of the list. It will pull them up and you then click on the one you want and hit choose at the bottom R. I'm looking so forward to seeing photos of your trip :!: ;-) :thumbup:
br br Darowil, how fascinating to hear your adve... (show quote)


No to the crocodile- after we had taken the walk it turned out that it was the dam wall we had walked along- and they had warned us not to walk on the dam wall because of a crocodile in the area. To us a dam was a large and deep body of water (at least if it has a dam wall) and a dam wall is very clear. This looked like a road running between two very shallow bodies of water.
Your instructions are what I do on my computer for photos- but David plays around with his computers and I struggle to work out what to do after he has been at them. So far I have managed to a large extent to stop him messing with mine. I can't even work out what he has done with iphoto, and only get it to open up the photos one by one, a little time consuming (and then I would forget which one I had decided I wanted anyway).
Decided to try, but once I double clicked on a photo it loaded itself but at this stage I have no idea what it is! It didn't open just loaded itself. Or well a surprise for us all.

Water lilies I see- but not many flowers and looking quite dry so I suspect too late in the season. Was hoping for birds.


Decided to put on some random photos. This is an agile wallaby
Decided to put on some random photos. This is an a...
Now this is a bird! But don't know what type. You can see here why I wasn't too concerned about crocodiles.ype
Now this is a bird! But don't know what type. You ...




Now this is one stupid bird. We think David's aunt said it is a Stone Curlew (though that could well be wrong). But it is sitting on an egg, in a very public place where the neighbour used to park his car! This is taken from the car park of the flats David's aunt lives in. The mate stands there perfectly still hissing at us when we go near.
Now this is one stupid bird. We think David's aunt...
Aug 28, 2012 09:05:16   #
darowil (a regular here)
 
Well a half asleep man wandered upstairs I told him of my problems and he looked at me and said 'yes it's a difficult business' and wandered out again as I was saying well it isn't on mine. I even managed to find the photo file but still no photos to be seen!
So after the very random selection I will say night night and head off to bed as it 1030.
And I can take the ereader to bed so the turning pages don't wake my DH as the ereader arrived today.
Aug 28, 2012 09:07:09   #
KateB (a regular here)
 
myfanwy wrote:
I would tend to agree completely with what you are saying, Marge. I looked after my Mother for only 9 months, at home- but we had a lot of help. I really feel for Jynx and her dilemma.

margewhaples wrote:
Dreamweaver!!! I am concerned, if your husband is this concerned, please please please listen. We seldom recognize in ourselves the mounting effects of stress until it is suddenly relieved by providence. You have been sending out vibes of exhaustion, renewed illness and susceptibility to disease for some time now. Just say that your own level of health requires you to listen to your body-Please don't wait until your health collapses and you end up in ICU. We all can see that you have had too much on your plate. Your mother's constant needs are overwhelming you. Insist on sharing the responsiblity among the families, each taking a weekend a month. In this way all will be aware of the extent of her needs and will be more willing to help with the decisions. Even your mother. She is clinguing to a lifestyle, she can no longer participate in. So are you.
I would hate to lose you to one of your illnesses before your mother is even settled in her new situation, whatever that may be. I know it is difficult, but even trained nurses don't attempt 24/7 care. It is unrealistic, unhealthy, and deprives all of you the happiness that you could share with your mother in a better milieu. She may very well like it- new friends, new activities, new
surroundings etc. And then you can share quality happy events with her regularly. What about a live-in person who also is in need of housing but has more physical and mental capacities than she so that they can really help each other. Marlark Marge.
Dreamweaver!!! I am concerned, if your husband is ... (show quote)
I would tend to agree completely with what you are... (show quote)


I agree too. My mum went downhill for the last 9 months of her life and it was really hard, plus we also had help and I was completely fit too.
Aug 28, 2012 09:08:50   #
Lurker 2 (a regular here)
 
darowil wrote:
daralene wrote:


Darowil, how fascinating to hear your adventures. Your life and your daughter's life could be a movie, including DH, of course and his experiences. Do you mean you were walking on the back of the crocodile? I think I misunderstood :lol: :lol: :lol:

To get pictures on an Apple you just download them and it should activate iphoto, which normally is already installed when you buy the computer. When you hook up your camera or phone and turn them on the i photo symbol will bounce a little and then pull up and ask you if you want to download the photos...then it asks if you want to keep or delete the photos on the camera/phone. When done you can unhook your camera and go into the TP and do it the normal way. When it says browse it will take you to the long list and you choose "photos", generally listed toward the bottom of the list. It will pull them up and you then click on the one you want and hit choose at the bottom R. I'm looking so forward to seeing photos of your trip :!: ;-) :thumbup:
br br Darowil, how fascinating to hear your adve... (show quote)


No to the crocodile- after we had taken the walk it turned out that it was the dam wall we had walked along- and they had warned us not to walk on the dam wall because of a crocodile in the area. To us a dam was a large and deep body of water (at least if it has a dam wall) and a dam wall is very clear. This looked like a road running between two very shallow bodies of water.
Your instructions are what I do on my computer for photos- but David plays around with his computers and I struggle to work out what to do after he has been at them. So far I have managed to a large extent to stop him messing with mine. I can't even work out what he has done with iphoto, and only get it to open up the photos one by one, a little time consuming (and then I would forget which one I had decided I wanted anyway).
Decided to try, but once I double clicked on a photo it loaded itself but at this stage I have no idea what it is! It didn't open just loaded itself. Or well a surprise for us all.

Water lilies I see- but not many flowers and looking quite dry so I suspect too late in the season. Was hoping for birds.
quote=daralene br br Darowil, how fascinating t... (show quote)



even if it is not doing what you hope- these are great photos, Darowil! It is always interesting to have an illustrated post! I am so glad said crocodile was not in evidence!!!...
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