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Happy Friday! It is so cold in my office, my coworkers are walking around with their coats and ...
ToolGuy comments on Dec 6, 2019:
Why no heat?
tinkercreek replies on Dec 6, 2019:
@indelible I call BS on that. Office equipment has evolved, unless they also resist those upgrades?
Two weeks ago my dear Chelsea cut a fast corner at the dog park in some mud and hurt her knee, ...
glennlab comments on Dec 5, 2019:
I wasn't aware of the new ones
tinkercreek replies on Dec 6, 2019:
@glennlab I tried that but she seemed uncomfortable with it under her chin - the reason I don't use it is because it seems too big. This actually works very well, as she has to twist back over her shoulder to get to the knee. I should be able to close the gap more tomorrow, and the real deal will be welcomed!
Two weeks ago my dear Chelsea cut a fast corner at the dog park in some mud and hurt her knee, ...
glennlab comments on Dec 5, 2019:
I wasn't aware of the new ones
tinkercreek replies on Dec 6, 2019:
@glennlab I can get some tomorrow (unless Amazon delivers early), so for now it's masking tape holding it to her regular collar. She's not moving much, but I'll have to put the cone back on at bedtime :-/ .
I expect to reach level 8 in the next month or two, which earns me a free Agnostic.
rogueflyer comments on Dec 5, 2019:
I live in a small town in rural Oregon. We only have one Pharmacy, Rogue River Guns & Drugs. Check out the web site. What more can you need? http://www.gunsanddrugsclothing.com/categories/
tinkercreek replies on Dec 6, 2019:
That's just a bit embarrassing as an Oregonian, isn't it? I haven't traveled down through Grants Pass for years, and don't remember just what is there, but we certainly do have some remaining pockets of land and folks frozen in time, and they like it that way. The outdoor offerings could well be worth it if you have enough friends and a livelihood, so more power to you!
Two weeks ago my dear Chelsea cut a fast corner at the dog park in some mud and hurt her knee, ...
glennlab comments on Dec 5, 2019:
I wasn't aware of the new ones
tinkercreek replies on Dec 5, 2019:
I think I'll try to rig up a neck pillow that I don't use for her until this arrives on Saturday!
Two weeks ago my dear Chelsea cut a fast corner at the dog park in some mud and hurt her knee, ...
moosepucky comments on Dec 5, 2019:
If she tolerates the "cone of shame" stick with it as it is clear
tinkercreek replies on Dec 5, 2019:
I dunno, Amazon has inflatable "donut" collars that have great reviews, and don't block vision. Think I'll order one, just $12.
As we enter the "social season", just a little reminder: giving a compliment can be nice, but has ...
mischl comments on Dec 4, 2019:
From experience (both good and bad), I can assure you, there's a fine art to complimenting a woman. Chiefly, a man has to consider the circumstances, the woman, and the compliment. I'd say that at least 75% of the compliments that come to my mind never get expressed with my mouth. Generally ...
tinkercreek replies on Dec 4, 2019:
You sound like a wise and considerate man.
As we enter the "social season", just a little reminder: giving a compliment can be nice, but has ...
Cast1es comments on Dec 4, 2019:
While I can't say the same for men , as women , we are blamed , if we are raped . We are taught to be very wary of males that come on too strong , especially if we don't know them , and most especially if , by extention , it looks like a potential threat . Please note , in a very recent news article...
tinkercreek replies on Dec 4, 2019:
Living in fear just does not fit my personal paradigm, yet I realize I have had some close calls. The way this woman described her thought process, being alone for the transaction, her address & phone known, etc., was spot on. I think anyone appreciates a genuine and appropriate compliment, but we do all need to be somewhat wary.
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Cast1es comments on Sep 20, 2019:
Look kind of Phillipino ?
tinkercreek replies on Dec 4, 2019:
@Charlene All were close continental connections before the great drift.
I have been maintaining casual Keto for a few months now and will continue until a bit more weight ...
AncientNight comments on Dec 4, 2019:
I've been on a modified Keto diet since October 1st. When I started, I weighed 185. I just weighed myself and I'm now at 190! I'm going to keep taking those damn Keto Capsules, because I'm not going to waste all that money that I couldn't afford to spend!
tinkercreek replies on Dec 4, 2019:
I am not familiar with 'Keto Capsules', but you should weigh yourself daily or near that to properly monitor your progress. Even on Keto, total calories count, so veggies are the winning ticket.
Perfect pie crust! I got this recipe from my best friend years ago, and it has never failed me.
tinkercreek comments on Dec 3, 2019:
Adding 1 tsp of white vinegar will make it even better!
tinkercreek replies on Dec 4, 2019:
@dayII I don't know, but I tried it on advice a while back and found it to work!
I have been maintaining casual Keto for a few months now and will continue until a bit more weight ...
MissKathleen comments on Dec 3, 2019:
Blue Zone practices are the way to go.
tinkercreek replies on Dec 4, 2019:
Ooooh, I just spotted the books!
I have been maintaining casual Keto for a few months now and will continue until a bit more weight ...
Robecology comments on Dec 3, 2019:
"Keto" is a gimmick. The problem is simply that we've all been programmed...since before we could walk and talk - to eat if our emotions needed satisfying. Some of us were ignored. Some of us were trained to snack on veggies and healthy snacks. Some of us were given junk foods. The ...
tinkercreek replies on Dec 4, 2019:
Thanks, what you write is quite real. My parents were trying their best, but raised us with really horrible eating habits, and they died at 65 and 72. Red meat, sugar, and processed foods. I read "Diet for a Small Planet" in college and went on a nutritional rampage, lost about 70 lbs and became fit, even more so after having kids. Office job and menopause challenged me but have not won. Keto has helped me deal with some food sensitivities and slim down pre-op, incorporating intermittent fasting. My work schedule (8-6) and lifestyle (pm dogpark) have me eating dinner around 8-9. I know it would be better to eat earlier in the day, but fasting 11pm-11am was do-able. Embracing hunger is a good thing, and can be very energizing! Rehabbing at home I eat nothing or very little with morning coffee, then a small evening meal, but the Keto has become tiring and my habits have changed enough to do well without it now. Time to change!
I have been maintaining casual Keto for a few months now and will continue until a bit more weight ...
FrayedBear comments on Dec 3, 2019:
What purpose have you for your longevity?
tinkercreek replies on Dec 4, 2019:
Four wonderful grandies!
I have been maintaining casual Keto for a few months now and will continue until a bit more weight ...
moosepucky comments on Dec 3, 2019:
Good short term, 6-9 months tops. Fast weight loss but you will plateau. That's when it is time to stop.
tinkercreek replies on Dec 3, 2019:
Yes, and it is very challenging to manage outside of my own home!
I've heard good things about this stuff.. Anyone else here ever try it? [seminoleswampseasoning.com]
Besalbub comments on Dec 3, 2019:
I've read that the MSG scare was just a hoax .
tinkercreek replies on Dec 3, 2019:
Bought that one, did you?
So much for backward Amish members. Even the horse tried to get away. [fox8.com]
Killtheskyfairy comments on Dec 1, 2019:
Amish are supposed to eschew modern conveniences. They can still drink and run. Where I live they pay a neighbor to drive them to Aldi, Dollar Store and Walmart where they fill their shopping carts with all sorts of convenient food, and other small goods. They make me laugh every time I see them.
tinkercreek replies on Dec 1, 2019:
Busted!
They just keep getting better:
bobwjr comments on Dec 1, 2019:
Just ugly
tinkercreek replies on Dec 1, 2019:
Agreed, sorry - wish I could have posted without the nasty pic.
Spending the afternoon catching up on Fleabag.
tinkercreek comments on Dec 1, 2019:
Which is what??
tinkercreek replies on Dec 1, 2019:
@indelible Ah, thank you!
They just keep getting better:
EyesThatSmile comments on Dec 1, 2019:
Near extinction, perhaps?
tinkercreek replies on Dec 1, 2019:
Must. Be. Eliminated.
Today’s rehab brag: I have only been letting myself go to the dog park every other day, and today ...
callmedubious comments on Nov 29, 2019:
Encouraging. I will need one fairly soon.
tinkercreek replies on Dec 1, 2019:
@callmedubious Yes, trauma and surgeries can do that, sorry.
That grimace says it all!
St-Sinner comments on Nov 29, 2019:
I do not understand this Pence guy. I like aggressive women.
tinkercreek replies on Nov 30, 2019:
Easy: he does not like ANY women.
Today’s rehab brag: I have only been letting myself go to the dog park every other day, and today ...
callmedubious comments on Nov 29, 2019:
Encouraging. I will need one fairly soon.
tinkercreek replies on Nov 29, 2019:
I spent the past 4 months with a bone-on-bone hip joint, something I wish on no one. If you are there or close to it, I hope you can get it done, to be able to get your life back!
My nice quiet rehab Thanksgiving, with herb-butter-shallot roasted turkey pieces out of the oven ...
lookinhard comments on Nov 29, 2019:
nice work ....got any left over? let me know
tinkercreek replies on Nov 29, 2019:
Yes, for now, but Chelsea and Enzo both LOVE roast turkey. We shall see.
I am curious about your day. Did you have any family mishaps or faux pas?
Haemish1 comments on Nov 28, 2019:
I was holding a casserole on my lap that leaked all over my lap on the way to dinner😐 Is it weird that I only took photos of the animals there?
tinkercreek replies on Nov 28, 2019:
@Haemish1 OK, I get it, those are sideways too!
I am curious about your day. Did you have any family mishaps or faux pas?
Haemish1 comments on Nov 28, 2019:
I was holding a casserole on my lap that leaked all over my lap on the way to dinner😐 Is it weird that I only took photos of the animals there?
tinkercreek replies on Nov 28, 2019:
Great pics, thanks, but please provide context on the sneaky kitty - under a stairwell?
I am watching a great little British film (Ladies in Lavender), where an attractive young woman on ...
JackPedigo comments on Nov 28, 2019:
It took a while but remember seeing that film (our library has 6,000+ DVD's) and enjoyed it. Does not really resonate, though except I often have to remind people that living alone is a lot harder than when there are 2 to share the chores and joys.
tinkercreek replies on Nov 28, 2019:
Agreed, and I can become a bit uncomfortable looking outside-in at myself, how my habits and attitudes change.
WHAT IS GOING ON?
tinkercreek comments on Nov 27, 2019:
A female model's job is to look appealingly coy, hence the weakened posturing.
tinkercreek replies on Nov 27, 2019:
@St-Sinner Of course they can. Perhaps you should ask Amazon to redefine their standards.
WHAT IS GOING ON?
tinkercreek comments on Nov 27, 2019:
A female model's job is to look appealingly coy, hence the weakened posturing.
tinkercreek replies on Nov 27, 2019:
@St-Sinner I would read strong, stoic and unemotional into those photos. Yes?
I am watching a great little British film (Ladies in Lavender), where an attractive young woman on ...
bobwjr comments on Nov 27, 2019:
Yeah I try not to be one of them , am not so stupid as to think they would be attracted to me
tinkercreek replies on Nov 27, 2019:
Stop that, no negative self-talk on my watch!
I am watching a great little British film (Ladies in Lavender), where an attractive young woman on ...
Haemish1 comments on Nov 27, 2019:
Personally, if anyone noticed me, it might be a cause of concern 😉
tinkercreek replies on Nov 27, 2019:
Not at all sure I'm buying that.
"Distance doesn't matter in a relationship."
tinkercreek comments on Nov 27, 2019:
So glad you had the strength and wits to get yourself out of that! I think you have your priorities straight, and are right to stick with them. You know what suits you and what doesn't, as most of us do at this point. As others have said, it is a rare LDR that survives, and particularly ...
tinkercreek replies on Nov 27, 2019:
@LiterateHiker You could frame that experience as an extraordinary analogy on recovering your clarity and your personal safety in any relationship where you find yourself hurt, abandoned, dismissed, disrespected, or unloved. Hugs!
Do you agnostics decorate for Christmas?
tinkercreek comments on Nov 25, 2019:
I don't think we've voted as a group yet. What's with this "you agnostics" nonsense?
tinkercreek replies on Nov 26, 2019:
@gNappyHead Exactly, so why are there 'members' writing posts questioning "you agnostics"?
Another measure of societal failure - particularly in the USA, Australia - [forbes.com]
tinkercreek comments on Nov 25, 2019:
As I see age 64 approaching, I still work full-time in an arena where I know I have aged out of the norm, and am getting tired. Just met with financial advisor last week to re-group, clarify, and look forward with more clarity. I live on that fine line, single and self-supporting with a mortgage, ...
tinkercreek replies on Nov 26, 2019:
@Lucy_Fehr Danger, danger!
Value in being on guard from desperation:
MsAl comments on Nov 26, 2019:
I dont understand are you a science denier? Physics is different than psychics and fortune tellers.
tinkercreek replies on Nov 26, 2019:
Correct, and not on the list. Pseudo-science is culprit, yes?
Another measure of societal failure - particularly in the USA, Australia - [forbes.com]
tinkercreek comments on Nov 25, 2019:
As I see age 64 approaching, I still work full-time in an arena where I know I have aged out of the norm, and am getting tired. Just met with financial advisor last week to re-group, clarify, and look forward with more clarity. I live on that fine line, single and self-supporting with a mortgage, ...
tinkercreek replies on Nov 25, 2019:
@Lucy_Fehr Even with savings, IRA & retirement accounts, I do not entirely trust the appearance of my promised SS benes!
A FrayedBear error - Recipe: 1 Fresh Salmon Head 600gm weight 1 cup oats 1 kilo potatoes 2 ...
tinkercreek comments on Nov 25, 2019:
You've got to be kidding. Is this a national Aussie joke holiday?
tinkercreek replies on Nov 25, 2019:
@FrayedBear Sorry, it's just me - the culinary value is lost on me with unfamiliar (less than appealing) animal parts. Bon apetit!
Not going to recommend it
tinkercreek comments on Nov 24, 2019:
I don't mind the people, but just learned we're headed for a week of mornings in the low 20's starting Wednesday - Nooooooo! With temps like that, we at least deserve snow.
tinkercreek replies on Nov 24, 2019:
@glennlab Most definitely!
Last push of the season, snipped after 2 frosty mornings.
JackPedigo comments on Nov 23, 2019:
In my Seattle house I had a commercial building on the north side of the property. It was a 12 -15' cinder block wall and faced south. Between the house and next to the wall was a fragrant yellow rose. There were years when this rose bloomed all year long. Heat from the wall and protection from the ...
tinkercreek replies on Nov 24, 2019:
I've always stuck with organics, soap & neem oil, but still always have blackspot. Next season I'll get systemic treatment, have heard there are now no-harm offerings.
Overweight man rejects overweight women. What's up with that?
LiterateHiker comments on Nov 24, 2019:
@Marionville, @Mitch07102, @MsHoliday, @BitFlipper, @skeptic70, @UUNJ, @AzVixen52, @Grahame, @tinkercreek, @Pontificus, @Sgt_Spanky, @Paul4747, @MzJ, @GipsyofNewSpain, @Heidi68, @kiramea, @Jolanta, @HippieChick58, @Doraz The funniest thing he did was show me photos on his phone of his ex-wife and...
tinkercreek replies on Nov 24, 2019:
Ego + Imagination
Last push of the season, snipped after 2 frosty mornings.
lookinhard comments on Nov 23, 2019:
only a few things in life are as yummy as the scent of a rose
tinkercreek replies on Nov 23, 2019:
I've learned to appreciate scent over bloom color, most of the time.
Last push of the season, snipped after 2 frosty mornings.
JackPedigo comments on Nov 23, 2019:
In my Seattle house I had a commercial building on the north side of the property. It was a 12 -15' cinder block wall and faced south. Between the house and next to the wall was a fragrant yellow rose. There were years when this rose bloomed all year long. Heat from the wall and protection from the ...
tinkercreek replies on Nov 23, 2019:
Oh, a very happy little environ for a rose in the PNW!
My feelings.
JackPedigo comments on Nov 23, 2019:
Agree with all but the first part. So should we all go to artificially produced food?
tinkercreek replies on Nov 23, 2019:
@glennlab OK then, good points.
Helladay Just heard this word to describe this time of year.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 23, 2019:
I tend to avoid retail environments, especially this time of year! For things I want/need to purchase I choose online, or shop as late in the evening as possible to avoid the masses.
tinkercreek replies on Nov 23, 2019:
@JackPedigo Agreed!
Just had to cross-post this for the group: Ladies in Black Breaking from my usual viewing of ...
glennlab comments on Nov 23, 2019:
You are trying to get me to open up the movies on Prime, that entails on figuring out how to do it. lol
tinkercreek replies on Nov 23, 2019:
hey, if I can do it . . . and I think it was friendlier than Netflix!
Helladay Just heard this word to describe this time of year.
glennlab comments on Nov 23, 2019:
I tend to shop on the off hours, off days and will do my bargain shopping on line for some of those big ticket items. From having grown up in retail and my son doing a stint in it, you have to pay attention to the item, just because it looks like what was selling for $700 last week, doesn't mean ...
tinkercreek replies on Nov 23, 2019:
Isn't it fun to beat the system?
Who benefits if corruption continues in Ukraine? What if .....
Sticks48 comments on Nov 21, 2019:
My all-time favorite cartoon!
tinkercreek replies on Nov 21, 2019:
Mine, too, they had wicked-good humor!
Update!: One week post-op with the new hip, and so proud to report I can already perform the ...
SenorRotten comments on Nov 18, 2019:
New hips are a great thing. Had both mine replaced when I hit 50! Thanks genetics. I sure did love that. Now it's business as usual. Perhaps a little slower, but at least I can do things again. Hang in there it gets progressively better.
tinkercreek replies on Nov 18, 2019:
Thanks so much, I need all the first-hand success encouragement I can get! There are days (2 wks now) that I can't escape just feeling achiness, but truly over smaller areas.
A friend talked me trying Match again.
slydr68 comments on Nov 18, 2019:
The best approach is to be honest, but that level of clingy after a first date would be a red flag for me personally...
tinkercreek replies on Nov 18, 2019:
@Marcie1974 Good call, and good riddance. Sorry for the disappointment, but he was WAY to intense, disrespectful, overbearing and intrusive on a few levels. Count yourself lucky for seeing all of this and ending at the beginning.
I'm not going to give you a recipe today just an Australian tv chef newly encountered through the ...
tinkercreek comments on Nov 17, 2019:
Such beautiful and interesting dishes! Makes me wish I could lock myself away in a stocked kitchen and try them all.
tinkercreek replies on Nov 18, 2019:
@FrayedBear I need a "Two Lives" book to tell me how to craft the time to do all of that!
Found on Prime, I watched "Them That Follow", story of a West Virginia community bound together as a...
RiverRick comments on Nov 16, 2019:
Personally, I have a sneaky, quiet sense of satisfaction every time one of those religious snake-handlers is bit and then dies. I just think... The Lawd must have wanted them REAL BAD!
tinkercreek replies on Nov 16, 2019:
No, just lack of repentance.
Found on Prime, I watched "Them That Follow", story of a West Virginia community bound together as a...
Mofo1953 comments on Nov 16, 2019:
Is it a documentary?
tinkercreek replies on Nov 16, 2019:
no, suspense/drama
Look familiar
Cutiebeauty comments on Nov 15, 2019:
Hahahaha I rarely even go to that aisle...
tinkercreek replies on Nov 15, 2019:
@Cutiebeauty No worries, I'm just sorry you thought that. Bottom line, we both get it, we're good?
Look familiar
Cutiebeauty comments on Nov 15, 2019:
Hahahaha I rarely even go to that aisle...
tinkercreek replies on Nov 15, 2019:
@Cutiebeauty No, no, no - ME!!!!!
Update!: One week post-op with the new hip, and so proud to report I can already perform the ...
Robecology comments on Nov 14, 2019:
Join the club! (I was hoping to show you my x-rays...but got an "error" message). I'm now, 1 year, 6 months later....feeling no hip pain, and walking normally.
tinkercreek replies on Nov 15, 2019:
@Robecology Awesome, good for you in persevering!!! Take good care -
Look familiar
Cutiebeauty comments on Nov 15, 2019:
Hahahaha I rarely even go to that aisle...
tinkercreek replies on Nov 15, 2019:
I don't buy packaged junk, and when I see those displays I feel as though I've been transported back to another era, one I thought was long dead and gone. Snobby, much?
Not a recipe but as I was told by an incredulous A&E doctor to share this afternoon's events: My ...
tinkercreek comments on Nov 11, 2019:
Ouch! Glad you had the materials to get your poor finger safely to proper care, and I hope it heals as well as possible.
tinkercreek replies on Nov 15, 2019:
@FrayedBear Excellent progress, by the sound of it, and good to hear!
Update!: One week post-op with the new hip, and so proud to report I can already perform the ...
Robecology comments on Nov 14, 2019:
Join the club! (I was hoping to show you my x-rays...but got an "error" message). I'm now, 1 year, 6 months later....feeling no hip pain, and walking normally.
tinkercreek replies on Nov 15, 2019:
Congrats, that's fantastic! Tell me please, though: there was some pain to from what I can sleuth this is typical. Cheers!
Not a recipe but as I was told by an incredulous A&E doctor to share this afternoon's events: My ...
tinkercreek comments on Nov 11, 2019:
Ouch! Glad you had the materials to get your poor finger safely to proper care, and I hope it heals as well as possible.
tinkercreek replies on Nov 14, 2019:
@FrayedBear Oops, clarification, though I think you're being cheeky: "wouldn't want to have to heal over more than once, i.e. potential infection/complication." That better?
Not a recipe but as I was told by an incredulous A&E doctor to share this afternoon's events: My ...
tinkercreek comments on Nov 11, 2019:
Ouch! Glad you had the materials to get your poor finger safely to proper care, and I hope it heals as well as possible.
tinkercreek replies on Nov 13, 2019:
@FrayedBear Glad you're being careful with that, wouldn't want to start over healing.
Try sourdough pancakes or waffles.
MrLizard comments on Nov 11, 2019:
RIght now, just leave out the waffles and give me the ice cream. But that does sound good.
tinkercreek replies on Nov 11, 2019:
@MissKathleen Dang, is that your 'inland tax'?
Precious (2009) Official Trailer (powerful, underrated) [youtube.com]
rogueflyer comments on Nov 6, 2019:
An older film if I remember right. Is it on Netflix or Prime?
tinkercreek replies on Nov 11, 2019:
It's available on Prime
Try sourdough pancakes or waffles.
MrLizard comments on Nov 11, 2019:
RIght now, just leave out the waffles and give me the ice cream. But that does sound good.
tinkercreek replies on Nov 11, 2019:
@MissKathleen Agreed! Both brands are delicious, many flavors, and I find them at great prices in my local Grocery Outlet store!
I'm ready to get back to living my life - as least after this postop pain eases off!
birdingnut comments on Nov 9, 2019:
Mobility after a hip replacement could be possible. In 2010 I invented a device I call the "gallopers" that allows people to regain many of the "four-foot advantages" humans lost when they began to walk upright. It can be taken apart and put in my backpack, but I hoped to license it to make it ...
tinkercreek replies on Nov 10, 2019:
@birdingnut Sounds like you are in a time period where you need to care for yourself and heal well, without being harrassed over your inventions. I hope you are able to see positive progress!
Better gift than most.
HippieChick58 comments on Nov 10, 2019:
Being on the cusp of elderly, I tell my kids I don't want more crap to have to not dust or that I'm going to get rid of in a few years when I downsize. Gift cards are always welcome, everybody needs groceries. And gift cards are never in the wrong color.
tinkercreek replies on Nov 10, 2019:
I am actively downsizing now, and in a small home. I have a new InstaPot, still boxed, with cookbook, from xmas last year. This joins a lovely (CC) salad set and party plates still unused from previous years. My daughter in law prides herself on black friday shopping, and takes advice from her affluent mom on what I 'need'. This year, I'm speaking to them both in the same manner within the week, that I have no need for "things". I would far rather see them support a social cause in my name.
I'm ready to get back to living my life - as least after this postop pain eases off!
birdingnut comments on Nov 9, 2019:
Mobility after a hip replacement could be possible. In 2010 I invented a device I call the "gallopers" that allows people to regain many of the "four-foot advantages" humans lost when they began to walk upright. It can be taken apart and put in my backpack, but I hoped to license it to make it ...
tinkercreek replies on Nov 10, 2019:
@birdingnut I love it, and that is all fascinating! please do keep reporting on any progress with that, for I would love to know.
I have my new fish pond filter/hydroponic set up assembled, now for a trip to the hardware store for...
tinkercreek comments on Nov 10, 2019:
Looks very impressive, Glenn, hope it all works out!
tinkercreek replies on Nov 10, 2019:
@glennlab Yes, sir
I'm ready to get back to living my life - as least after this postop pain eases off!
HankSherman comments on Nov 10, 2019:
And guessing the donor wasn't happy as well.
tinkercreek replies on Nov 10, 2019:
I would imagine not!
I'm ready to get back to living my life - as least after this postop pain eases off!
birdingnut comments on Nov 9, 2019:
Mobility after a hip replacement could be possible. In 2010 I invented a device I call the "gallopers" that allows people to regain many of the "four-foot advantages" humans lost when they began to walk upright. It can be taken apart and put in my backpack, but I hoped to license it to make it ...
tinkercreek replies on Nov 10, 2019:
@birdingnut It sounds like a living dream to me! Did you develop it with the intent of rehab use, or was it just an idea come to fruition?
I have my new fish pond filter/hydroponic set up assembled, now for a trip to the hardware store for...
tinkercreek comments on Nov 10, 2019:
Looks very impressive, Glenn, hope it all works out!
tinkercreek replies on Nov 10, 2019:
@glennlab Brrrrrrr, very glad we're having a milder November here! I hope to be able to do some walking outdoors before the rain comes in next week. I overdid it a bit yesterday, stayed up walking around for too long and my leg became swollen. Much better this morning and trying to be more cautious. I'm really a rotten patient.
I'm ready to get back to living my life - as least after this postop pain eases off!
birdingnut comments on Nov 8, 2019:
I'm so sorry. I can't even imagine what you're going through.
tinkercreek replies on Nov 10, 2019:
Thank you, the first couple weeks I knew would be rough, but I look forward to the future.
I'm ready to get back to living my life - as least after this postop pain eases off!
dan325 comments on Nov 8, 2019:
I wish you the best. If you stick with the physical therapy, the outcome should be a big improvement. Seems like a lot of us are outliving our joints, which generally beats the alternative. (I'm likely to need a shoulder - maybe two - and a knee replaced in the next couple of years - putting it...
tinkercreek replies on Nov 10, 2019:
@GEGR If they've been trying for 2 yrs, you must still be able to run pretty fast!
I'm ready to get back to living my life - as least after this postop pain eases off!
MrJoyBoy comments on Nov 9, 2019:
Congrats on the success. My ex just went through that on Monday and reports that she is doing well, it's just that she has this sensation that one leg is longer than the other! But apparently that wears off, although it will be good grist for humor for some time, I think.
tinkercreek replies on Nov 10, 2019:
I hope she continues to do well! There is certainly a fair amount of discomfort these first couple weeks (!) but it will pass and we'll both be getting around far better than before the repair.
I'm ready to get back to living my life - as least after this postop pain eases off!
birdingnut comments on Nov 9, 2019:
Mobility after a hip replacement could be possible. In 2010 I invented a device I call the "gallopers" that allows people to regain many of the "four-foot advantages" humans lost when they began to walk upright. It can be taken apart and put in my backpack, but I hoped to license it to make it ...
tinkercreek replies on Nov 10, 2019:
When I was young, up to about age 7, I think my 'lizard brain' was still quite viable and real to me. I loved to run, and when I did I experienced the sensation of running like a large cat, a puma, and believed I had experienced that reality 'before'.
Tonight I made glazed salmon in the broiler.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 8, 2019:
Beautiful, and I'm sure quite tasty, even the salmon ;-).
tinkercreek replies on Nov 9, 2019:
@MrLizard Haha, YES, don't get me wrong, it's one of the most highly valued foods - just not to my liking, as I was forced to eat it frequently as a child!
This apply to you too
tinkercreek comments on Nov 4, 2019:
Cheers to you all, then!
tinkercreek replies on Nov 8, 2019:
@dave1459 I'm happy to answer any questions. Best advise I got consistently was if you know you have to have it done, don't delay.
This is about right
brentan comments on Nov 8, 2019:
It must be the 2% rule.
tinkercreek replies on Nov 8, 2019:
I think more the WTF rule.
Checkmate! (or not)
birdingnut comments on Nov 8, 2019:
Sadly, they do have a god, but it's themselves. We have the power to create our own universes, so when people experience a seemingly supernatural event, they tend to look around for a reason so they can repeat the results, like chickens pecking at a button to get grain rewards. They often ...
tinkercreek replies on Nov 8, 2019:
Very well put, thank you!
I'm ready to get back to living my life - as least after this postop pain eases off!
JackPedigo comments on Nov 8, 2019:
But if it works, run with it. It will take time but should not slow you down. We recently had an older guy that had 2 hip replacements. He was depressed and started to become sedentary. But, at one point he decided to do something and started walking. I would see him occasionally and wave (we are ...
tinkercreek replies on Nov 8, 2019:
That's great to hear of your neighbor's new success with mobility! Now that I'm back home I stay up and walking around at least 60 mins every few hours.Since I move so VERY slowly that doesn't yet accomplish much, but I feel the benefits as well as knowing how important it is.
I'm ready to get back to living my life - as least after this postop pain eases off!
glennlab comments on Nov 8, 2019:
Got well soon, I hope the pain passes quickly.
tinkercreek replies on Nov 8, 2019:
Thanks, there is great improvement each day and I was much better after sleeping in my own bed last night, with an Rx gap widened past 5 hrs still more comfortable than yesterday!
I'm ready to get back to living my life - as least after this postop pain eases off!
dan325 comments on Nov 8, 2019:
I wish you the best. If you stick with the physical therapy, the outcome should be a big improvement. Seems like a lot of us are outliving our joints, which generally beats the alternative. (I'm likely to need a shoulder - maybe two - and a knee replaced in the next couple of years - putting it...
tinkercreek replies on Nov 8, 2019:
You are exactly right, in that the reason we have a certain category of health issues to deal with is that the longevity of these bodies hasn't quite caught up with our "over-50" lifestyles and expectations. My surgeon provided clear progression of post-op exercises and wants me up and moving more than not.
I'm ready to get back to living my life - as least after this postop pain eases off!
Lilac-JadeCanada comments on Nov 8, 2019:
I'm 8 months past my second hip replacement now so am done with observing the rules.
tinkercreek replies on Nov 8, 2019:
Congratulations! I hope things are going well for you in getting about more comfortably now.
I'm ready to get back to living my life - as least after this postop pain eases off!
Sticks48 comments on Nov 8, 2019:
Is that what you had done? I hope your recovery is speedy and problem free.
tinkercreek replies on Nov 8, 2019:
Yes, I was one of those who only knew I had a hip issue when all the cartilage was gone and it hit bone-on-bone about 4 months ago. Having no other choice but to hobble about with a cane was a HUGE reality check!
This apply to you too
tinkercreek comments on Nov 4, 2019:
Cheers to you all, then!
tinkercreek replies on Nov 6, 2019:
@Athena Hi everyone, now it’s day 2, set to go home today. I think my anesthesiologist was great, no probs or discomfort. in theatre. Seeing the big butcher’s mask on the cute OR Tech was a bit startling. There is a narrow 12” dressing down the outside of my hip/leg (i am tall). I do have an appropriate photo but some folks are uncomfortable - ?
This apply to you too
tinkercreek comments on Nov 4, 2019:
Cheers to you all, then!
tinkercreek replies on Nov 5, 2019:
@glennlab Thanks, and will do
Fall mornings are getting chilly! I found Chelsea on the couch after her breakfast and asked "go ...
Besalbub comments on Nov 4, 2019:
My dogs love playing in the snow when we get it which isn't often .
tinkercreek replies on Nov 5, 2019:
That is an exception for Chelsea, too - if there are a few inches of powder (and she has her warm coat) she'll squirrel around like a pup!
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tinkercreek comments on Nov 4, 2019:
Cheers to you all, then!
tinkercreek replies on Nov 4, 2019:
@glennlab You bet, and that may be it from me for a couple days, as I'm getting that new hip in the morning,hooo boy!
Fall mornings are getting chilly! I found Chelsea on the couch after her breakfast and asked "go ...
LeighShelton comments on Nov 4, 2019:
you bully lol
tinkercreek replies on Nov 4, 2019:
I suspect you may have a similar quandary when the weather chills.
Fall mornings are getting chilly! I found Chelsea on the couch after her breakfast and asked "go ...
demifeministgal comments on Nov 4, 2019:
aww you need to put her in a doggy coat :) She has no visible fur to keep her warm
tinkercreek replies on Nov 4, 2019:
Oh, she has several, one right at each door and in the car, plus the heavy-duty one - and I don't let her out without one below 45'! She loves her coats but hates the cold more, with no natural undercoat.
At long last, my articulate daughter speaks clearly on the phone.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 3, 2019:
YES! And that, compounded for my daughter by 4yrs of univ. in Orange, CA, with the "upspeak" patterns that drove me mad! The following evolution was her study abroad and relocation to New Zealand, where it now takes my brain 4-5 days to start translating the kiwi accent along with their rapid speech...
tinkercreek replies on Nov 3, 2019:
@LiterateHiker It is my belief that the instant-gratification electronics culture has something to do with it. Speech, and the social skills of communication, are experienced as time wasted in their world. Sad, indeed, but in maturing into their 30's with the typical life and work experience seems to balance that out for most.
Spinach herb custard baked in pumpkin shell with chanterelle mushrooms and pommegranite molasses ...
tinkercreek comments on Oct 30, 2019:
Sounds extraordinary!! Photo please?
tinkercreek replies on Oct 31, 2019:
@Bakunin Dangnab electronics.
Lions Club International.
Jolanta comments on Oct 31, 2019:
If it does not work out for you, you can always start your own club.
tinkercreek replies on Oct 31, 2019:
@Triphid Aww, c'mon, back down a bit! The man wants to contribute as a member of an organization that suits his values, without the decision making piece, given he has a life of responsibilities and decisions already. That is a good and reasonable decision. This has nothing at all to do with deciding not to be a follower of religion, Triphid. The best volunteer I ever did was working in the kitchen of Meals on Wheels, filling tray after tray with the food of the day like an automaton, elbow to elbow with an amazing assortment of people. It was hectic, tiring, mindless work that served hundreds daily, and a great break from my own life of decisions and business responsibilities.
Should I do it?
tinkercreek comments on Oct 27, 2019:
What does lingonberry jam have to do with a savoury sauce?
tinkercreek replies on Oct 27, 2019:
@AncientNight OK, now that makes sense.
Have you ever borrowed time?
BudFrank comments on Oct 25, 2019:
I am thinking the time is “borrowed” from death, when you should have been dead and you aren’t for some reason
tinkercreek replies on Oct 26, 2019:
@AmmaRE007 Exactly, the concept of borrowed time is always a future consideration, so entirely unpredictable, unpromised. In light of the average human lifespan, I think all of us over 60 are qualified for that concept, our continued time here borrowed from the reality of the majority.
Today's hike: Frozen alpine lakes. Golden Larches.
tinkercreek comments on Oct 24, 2019:
SO beautiful! Are micro-spikes like yaktrax or crampons?
tinkercreek replies on Oct 24, 2019:
@LiterateHiker Ah, great idea with the velcro strap! I used crampons to climb Mt. Hood (long ago - before global warming!), and my kids got me yaktrax a couple years ago as I am always out and about walking. I live in a very level neighborhood, so they were fantastic for walking streets/sidewalks in that icy, snowy winter, but I will bear in mind your advice against using them on inclines. Thanks!
Loaded Cauliflower, Broccoli & Chicken Casserole!! Oh yeah, that’s bacon in there.
AncientNight comments on Oct 22, 2019:
I'm on a self styled Keto diet, too. This is a recipe that I think I'll make. It sound good, but why so light on the BACON? Now, THAT'S something that I could sink my teeth into... ... if I remember to put them in, first!
tinkercreek replies on Oct 22, 2019:
I suppose I would qualify as "dirty keto", though I resist the labels. Bread/gluten has been out of my life for a couple of years so this is just the best for me!
Loaded Cauliflower, Broccoli & Chicken Casserole!! Oh yeah, that’s bacon in there.
FrayedBear comments on Oct 22, 2019:
Recipe please.
tinkercreek replies on Oct 22, 2019:
Loaded Cauliflower, Broccoli & Chicken Casserole Serves five to six 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 tablespoon olive oil 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided 1 teaspoon pepper, divided 1/2 head cauliflower & 1 crown broccoli, cut into florets 2 cups shredded monterey jack cheese, divided 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 3/4 cup bacon pieces (about 2.8 ounces) 6 green onions/other, sliced 1 teaspoon garlic powder Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Arrange chicken in a 9×13, foil-lined baking dish. Drizzle chicken with olive oil and season with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Roast for 45 minutes. Slice chicken. Reduce oven to 350 degrees. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add florets and cook for 6 minutes. Drain veges. In a 9×13 baking dish, stir together cauliflower, chicken, 1 cup monterey jack cheese, cheddar cheese, bacon pieces, green onions, garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 3/4 teaspoon pepper. Top with remaining 1 cup of monterey jack cheese. Bake for 25 minutes.
Walmart cant unsee that, my poor eyes
TheDoubter comments on Oct 20, 2019:
the photo was doctored
tinkercreek replies on Oct 21, 2019:
Yes, I see you are right, but I doubt the real photo with those pants and top would be too very different!
Six little pea plants growing in a pot.
tinkercreek comments on Oct 20, 2019:
So is this your greenhouse crop?
tinkercreek replies on Oct 20, 2019:
@Donna_I Haha, I can understand that, and they are SO cute - I think all pea plants are beautiful!
Almond flour pancakes: 3 large eggs 2 Tablespoons vanilla extract 1/2 cup whole milk (l used half...
tinkercreek comments on Oct 20, 2019:
Yippee, keto!!
tinkercreek replies on Oct 20, 2019:
@germangirl90439 Yes, getting close after 3 mos hobbling on a crutch now, for Nov. 5. All research & reports from friends point to very high success rate, and "getting your life back". Will be a rough couple weeks, then looking forward with glee!

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