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A Parlour for a Plague

 
 
Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Sat 30 May, 2020 09:15 pm
@roger,
Rog-In 1990 I suffered from what might have been a deadly illness. I had to undergo a potentially dangerous procedure that had only been recently used at that time for my condition,

I fixated on the concept, "interesting". I was proud that I had be chosen to undergo that procedure. I read all that I could on the treatment, and became a bit of an expert.

Well something must have been done right, as I am still clucking about it thirty years later.
Borat Sister
 
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Reply Sat 30 May, 2020 09:17 pm
I had a plantathon in new backyard yesterday and a couple of days before that.

Given there’s almost no sun back there this time of year let’s hope they survive!

There are creepers to hide the wire and give some privacy....deciduous when they are being asked to make it all the way over the pergola, a couple of bird attracting and privacy giving shrubs to the east, some sage and native grasses and daisies around the edge as well as lavender and rosemary and sundry groundcovers and bird attractors and flowering daisies etc in the actual garden bit.

After all that work I expected things to look different but everything is pretty tiny so it doesn’t

I have had a number of neighbours stop when passing and express approval so hopefully it’s all going down well.

I think the first cat climbing/roosting apparatus has arrived and awaits putting together in my living room.

It looks a lot like a complicated bookshelf and it’s made of wood. I’ll have to investigate what it needs to be treated with to make it last outside

Of course we are having our coldest and wettest winter in years so woollies haven’t felt a lot like going out as yet.

The cold and wet winter is a great thing after years of semi drought, but......

I already enjoy sitting out there, well rugged up, with a cuppa.
Borat Sister
 
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Reply Sat 30 May, 2020 09:18 pm
@Phoenix32890,
Phoenix!
jcboy
 
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Reply Sun 31 May, 2020 04:35 am
@Borat Sister,
Borat Sister wrote:

jcboy!


Razz

Good Morning, 3:30 AM here and I'm up already!
Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Sun 31 May, 2020 06:26 am
@Borat Sister,
Hi!, from the land of the 'gators and the 'skeeters!
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 31 May, 2020 06:30 am
I’ve finally cracked doughnuts, couldn’t get them right before, but with the aid of a food mixer’s kneading function they’re every bit as good as the hot ones sold at fairgrounds.

They’re better than supermarkets ones. Yesterday I flavoured them with rose water.
Borat Sister
 
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Reply Sun 31 May, 2020 10:28 am
@jcboy,
Well go back to bed!
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Borat Sister
 
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Reply Sun 31 May, 2020 10:29 am
@Phoenix32890,
Sounds extremely attractive

Mind you, we still have skeeters despite the cold,dammit.
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chai2
 
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Reply Sun 31 May, 2020 11:09 am
@jcboy,
jcboy wrote:

Borat Sister wrote:

jcboy!


Razz

Good Morning, 3:30 AM here and I'm up already!


Funny, at 3:30 here I started thinking about Going to bed.

Must be the nexus when larks and owls meet.

What time do you go to bed?
jcboy
 
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Reply Sun 31 May, 2020 11:17 am
@chai2,
chai2 wrote:



Funny, at 3:30 here I started thinking about Going to bed.

Must be the nexus when larks and owls meet.

What time do you go to bed?


Everything has changed, sometimes 8:30, I sleep about three hours then up for two then back to bed. High anxiety with everything going on, first COVID now the civil unrest.
roger
 
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Reply Sun 31 May, 2020 11:54 am
@jcboy,
All that, and wondering what our world will be like next month and next year.
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chai2
 
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Reply Sun 31 May, 2020 02:08 pm
@jcboy,
jcboy wrote:



Everything has changed, sometimes 8:30, I sleep about three hours then up for two then back to bed. High anxiety with everything going on, first COVID now the civil unrest.


Actually, and this should help you feel better, this is the way humans slept before the industrial revolution. Going to bed early, waking up, getting up for an hour or so, the going back to sleep.
Life wasn't so regulated by clocks and alarms and other artificial means.
During the waking hour, people would get up, eat, make love, visit a neighbor (my neighbor thought this was such a charming idea, she asked me if she saw my light on if she could come over to visit. I said sure)

People even called it First Sleep and Second Sleep.

Now it goes under a number of names.
Intermettent, biphasic, polyphasic, segmented, and other fancy scientific terms.

Now we worry about it and call it insomnia.

Don't stress over it Morgan. It's a total natural way to be.

Here's one article of several about it, if you're interested.

https://www.sciencealert.com/humans-used-to-sleep-in-two-shifts-maybe-we-should-again

Going back for the 2nd sleep, whenever it is, is so nice.
George
 
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Reply Sun 31 May, 2020 03:20 pm
@chai2,
Geezer that I am, I sleep in several phases.
I call it "MultiPee".
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Borat Sister
 
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Reply Sun 31 May, 2020 03:30 pm
Thoughts with all the US people here.

edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 31 May, 2020 03:32 pm
I usually go to bed at twelve, watch an episode of NYPD Blue, go to sleep at one, then wake up anywhere from four to seven thirty. If it's too early I try to be still and rest. After I get up and do stuff and eat, I usually sleep again for an hour or two. I'm fortunate that I don't ever wake up to pee. Sometimes if I am overly restless I take an Aleve. That puts me out but good.
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akaDebacle
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jun, 2020 09:31 am
@Borat Sister,
Ta, Deb.

Times like this I'm after looking for an any light form of escapism.
Here's a bit of Anglo-American diversion.

https://youtu.be/jGOlGq1ftdw

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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 2 Jun, 2020 05:18 pm
.The park we walk was reopened yesterday. Tables, benches, playgrounds - all back to normal. There is still social distancing. I'm not too happy about the playgrounds opening.
chai2
 
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Reply Tue 2 Jun, 2020 06:31 pm
@edgarblythe,
I wish the public pool would open.
Even just treading water in a empty corner for 20 minutes would be heaven.

edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 2 Jun, 2020 06:37 pm
@chai2,
That seems to be reasonable. I never saw if tests were done with pool water. I guess they were.
chai2
 
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Reply Tue 2 Jun, 2020 07:22 pm
@edgarblythe,
Yeah, the thing is, there's a lot of people wanting to go to the pool. Including parents with kids.
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