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Winter Clings On

I don't think that I have ever looked forward to spring quite so eagerly or felt so cheated. March came roaring in like a lion and now that it has warmed up, the rain and drizzle are constant. I need to prune the roses while I still can. The deadline is March fifteenth.

Ted has a beautiful and sweet psychiatrist and he has an appointment with her today. He is looking forward to it...usually he hates those V.A. appointments.

I really admire those young women in the harder professions like medicine and engineering. I wish that I had gone on and got my PHD. I let the pursuit of pleasure get in the way.

Planning a little mini garden is fun. Tomatoes just don't taste right when they are picked green and shipped to the store. My sage and rosemary survived the winter. I have a small patch of garlic as well. Some house plants have survived and ferns will have to be purchased. I can't seem to hold them over. I don't have the north light they love, or rather I do but the heating vents are right next to it which they hate.

I am having to put Jose on a diet. It is painful for both of us but he has put on way too much weight this winter. As a matter of fact, we both have so I guess we will diet together and if it ever gets warm enough, we will get some exercise.

posted on Mar 11, 2019 4:23 AM ()


Awe, that is super sweet of him.
comment by kristilyn3 on Mar 21, 2019 6:14 AM ()
Looks like we will dodge a heavy March snow storm, so I'm happy. Can't wasit to get started on outside stuff. My legs are in much better shape after they cost me most of last summer. I have an API tomorrow so maybe I'll get to the root of my problem. Hang in for a few more days, spring is coming!
comment by jjoohhnn on Mar 11, 2019 1:01 PM ()
We get the gardening itch, don't we? I cannot wait to put plants on the porch and enjoy good hot weather!!
reply by elderjane on Mar 12, 2019 1:54 AM ()
I've been looking at catalogs for seeds and thinking about plants too. You really know your plants. We just had 1.5 days of warm weather, so it got everybody outside suddenly doing yardwork. Now that's over.
comment by drmaus on Mar 11, 2019 10:26 AM ()
Those little bits of good weather just tease us!! It was good to get out yesterday so we went to Cheddars for lunch and I stocked up at the library. I saw a neighbor sitting in the library, sound asleep with a
book in his lap. He is a retired engineer and the most boring man I have ever met.
reply by elderjane on Mar 12, 2019 1:57 AM ()
Why does Ted want you to stop the diet? Doesn't he want you to feel good? I envy your energy level with plants. First, I have a black thumb, so whatever I try will fail. Second, trimming bushes, that I used to do, is way beyond me now. I don't have the energy, and I have to sit down when I clean the litter. I have a little stool for that. I have stopped taking an iron supplement because I suspect it is responsible for some terrible side effects I am enduring. My problem (oily mouth, white coated tongue) was misdiagnosed, so I have stopped those meds. The iron supplement is the only new thing in what I take, so I am not "stopping all vitamins and re-introducing one at a time" because, sorry, Doc,i know my body better than you do and if it quacks like a duck, it's a duck and that's the iron pill which was a prescription item. Re weight loss, the biofeedback system I use works like a charm. It took two months to start working and then I had a steady loss and went from 125 lbs. to 106. If you are interested, I will repeat the instructions. It's painless.
comment by tealstar on Mar 11, 2019 9:38 AM ()
I remember the instructions that we gleaned from a fellow blogger but do repeat the instructions, if it is not too troublesome. I have had zero energy on this diet which is why Ted wants me to stop. He can do almost nothing with his back trouble and lack of balance so it is all up to me
unless a kind friend like Jeremy or my next door neighbor helps out. We don't do climbing on ladders any more. I still take curcumin, my regular stuff etc. but I suspect the heart medicine is what made me gain so much weight. I seem to expect more from this old body than what it is willing to give.
reply by elderjane on Mar 12, 2019 2:06 AM ()
This does seem like the never ending winter...
I’m dieting too.
comment by kristilyn3 on Mar 11, 2019 5:48 AM ()
It ain't easy. My goal is to get into a new outfit for
Easter. Ted said he would buy me a duplicate in a larger size if I would stop the diet. No way but it was sweet.
reply by elderjane on Mar 11, 2019 6:59 AM ()

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