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EllieMay

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Good evenooning all.

I haven’t had a good week with my mind. Covid and lockdown and just life in general really is getting me down at the moment. I wound up really upsetting my daughter today.. and not by shouting at her... it might have been better if I had :(

It’s a year to the day since we set off for our trip of a lifetime to New Zealand. Maybe that’s what is dragging me down.

I’ll try to cheer up but if I‘m feeling down I may have to observe rather than participate for a while.
I’m sorry Linda... I hope peace finds you soon. You’ve raised an amazing family and I’m sure your daughter understands.. Hugs
 

maggie3fan

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I did finally figure that out and even found instructions on how to make them today. Also I found bats 😁. Two of my brothers were born on beggars night and I want to send them a birthday card this year. It's a sibling thing 🤣. I'll be in so much trouble.
beggers night? Halloween (USA)?
 

Cathie G

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beggers night? Halloween (USA)?
Yep. I can't wait. It's payback a long time coming. The two of them ruined two beggars nights a couple of years apart for me as a child. I laugh every time I think about it. I'm going to get the cards ready now and threaten my son and Heather if they won't mail them just in case. I will haunt them if they don't.😁
 

Ray--Opo

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I did finally figure that out and even found instructions on how to make them today. Also I found bats 😁. Two of my brothers were born on beggars night and I want to send them a birthday card this year. It's a sibling thing 🤣. I'll be in so much trouble.
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What keywords should I use to Google. To find how to make them?
 

Ray--Opo

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I did finally figure that out and even found instructions on how to make them today. Also I found bats 😁. Two of my brothers were born on beggars night and I want to send them a birthday card this year. It's a sibling thing 🤣. I'll be in so much trouble.
What keywords should I use to Google. To get instructions how to make?
 

Cathie G

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Will cactus grow in your location?
Yes kinda. I did find out something about spineless prickly pear though today. One that I had growing fell over and it was growing weird anyway. It grew a tall skinny pad. I had a bright idea and decided to cut it off and replant the original pad and cut up the sprout. That turned into a disaster. I found out the hard way that "spineless" prickly pear isn't always spineless. I had a bunch of little tiny splinters in all of the tips of my fingers before it was over. I was wondering if the good Lord hated or was punishing me but then realized I could have fed that to my tortoise 🐢 so I found out I should be thankful. Maybe it wouldn't hurt his tongue but it would have bothered me to know end just thinking about it. Lesson learned.
 

Ray--Opo

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Yes kinda. I did find out something about spineless prickly pear though today. One that I had growing fell over and it was growing weird anyway. It grew a tall skinny pad. I had a bright idea and decided to cut it off and replant the original pad and cut up the sprout. That turned into a disaster. I found out the hard way that "spineless" prickly pear isn't always spineless. I had a bunch of little tiny splinters in all of the tips of my fingers before it was over. I was wondering if the good Lord hated or was punishing me but then realized I could have fed that to my tortoise 🐢 so I found out I should be thankful. Maybe it wouldn't hurt his tongue but it would have bothered me to know end just thinking about it. Lesson learned.
Mine are virtually spineless. But the flower buds have tons of little fine spines. I was scraping off the spines. Then found out from knowledgeable members here it was fine to feed to Opo as is. Been feeding them to Opo for about a year, spines and all with no problems.
I can send you some pads if you want to try again.
 

JoesMum

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Seeing as we can’t go anywhere, enjoy postcards from our travels a year to the day since they were taken. I’ll take you on our trip day by day... I couldn’t while were away due to data allowances.

Today we arrived in Singapore early evening and somewhat confused as the last meal we had had was breakfast on the plane! A pot of jasmine tea helped to revive us. It was two days before Chinese New Year.
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Lyn W

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Good evenooning all.

I haven’t had a good week with my mind. Covid and lockdown and just life in general really is getting me down at the moment. I wound up really upsetting my daughter today.. and not by shouting at her... it might have been better if I had :(

It’s a year to the day since we set off for our trip of a lifetime to New Zealand. Maybe that’s what is dragging me down.

I’ll try to cheer up but if I‘m feeling down I may have to observe rather than participate for a while.
So sorry to hear your feeling low, Linda. It can be really depressing even for the most upbeat of us. So much bad news all the time about strains of covid or the loss of friends and being stuck at home -it woud be a miracle if it didn't get to us......... it certainly gets to me. Chatting here helps take my mind off things though and this is a great place to let off steam, so don't worry about being cheery - just say what you feel!
I'm sure your daughter will forgive you soon enough - she must find it tough too so she'll know how you feel.
 

Lyn W

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Yeah not sure what the doctor was doing with the sharpie.
One time when I was having back surgery. One of the attending nurses was a friend of mine. She drew a smiley face with a sharpie on my butt. She didn't tell me for about a week. 😂
When I had my knee done recently the doc drew 2 big arrows - one pointing up to my knee and the other pointing down to it. It made me smile that maybe they needed to make sure they knew exactly where the knee was as well as which knee to do.
 
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