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Old 02-28-2014, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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My son will be discharged from the hospital tomorrow. Hopefully he'll do a better job of taking care of himself.

 
Old 03-01-2014, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Congrats to your daughter - that is a major accomplishment.
Thanks for the congrats - but, she's only taking the California Bar for the new job in CA. She's been an attorney for close to ten years.
 
Old 03-01-2014, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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My son will be discharged from the hospital tomorrow. Hopefully he'll do a better job of taking care of himself.
It must be a relief for this to be over. As for taking care of himself, diet, certain supplements (omega 3's, etc) and gradual strenuous exercise got a male friend of mine back from what he thought was pneumonia. He was careful to avoid a relapse.
 
Old 03-01-2014, 07:13 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Good to hear that about your son, BJW. DH took almost a year to fully recover, the weakness, chest pain.......

negirl, our end of frost danger is Memorial Day. I had roses for one year, they never made it.
 
Old 03-01-2014, 11:28 AM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Good to hear that about your son, BJW. DH took almost a year to fully recover, the weakness, chest pain.......

negirl, our end of frost danger is Memorial Day. I had roses for one year, they never made it.
Memorial Day used to be our last frost but for the past few years I've planted weeks earlier without a problem. Of course all bets are off for this crazy year. Maybe you can find hardy roses like Rugosa or Bonica. I think those are two that can stand just about anything.
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Old 03-01-2014, 11:37 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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I gave up and went with hostas all around the house. No maintenance. Gardening is not one of my strong points. When I would bring a houseplant home DH would say 'Aha, another victim!'
 
Old 03-01-2014, 04:29 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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In re: to earlier post from JIM9251: There was another thread about this sort of thing on a different forum . . . essentially wondering how to get someone more active and engaged in life. And I thought - what the hell. If what she wants to do is sit and watch tv all day and she is a happy person, who cares?

Now, if someone is depressed, then that is a different discussion. . . but as far as I am concerned, if all I want to do at 75 is read books, watch TV and play computer games, that's no one else's business. I don't think it should matter to anyone how retired folks spend their time (unless, of course, there is some medical issue at play that would make their behaviors a concern for safety or welfare).

I am constantly amazed at how folks feel it is their duty to judge others . . . and dictate (or define) what constitutes a "meaningful life."
 
Old 03-01-2014, 04:47 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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I gave up and went with hostas all around the house. No maintenance. Gardening is not one of my strong points.
I like hostas ... there are so many varieties. The bluish varieties are especially nice. I've discovered they do much better in shady or semi shady locations, they get leaf burn if put in a place where they get constant sun.
 
Old 03-01-2014, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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I like hostas ... there are so many varieties. The bluish varieties are especially nice. I've discovered they do much better in shady or semi shady locations, they get leaf burn if put in a place where they get constant sun.
I hate hostas. They are so common, and they fade and wilt in the August heat and then in the fall you have to pull the danged dead stems out. PIA. I'd rather see inkberry bushes or groundcover. Someone (anifani?) offered to take my hostas if I'd ship them. DH likes them to landscape with. Big source of disagreement!
 
Old 03-01-2014, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I never heard of hostas until a few minutes ago.
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