Monday, March 31, 2014

JANE JET... Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed!

Thanks to Greta and Carol, Jane Jet looks a lot more secure and happy than the way they found her... and we've got the pic to prove it ................................................ At first, thought they were talking about the great 'Joan' Jet, but looked back and it is the great 'Jane' Jet. :)

96 comments:

Chlo e said...

Greta and Carol,

Thanks so much.
... it turns out that my Mail.com site is completely screwed-up (as if I didn't already suspect that!).

Add to that, I've been having computer problems, and have been to lazy to change over to my new computer because it's such a hassle to set a new one up (I've had it sitting in a corner next to my desk for a couple of months now).

Well, this computer is such a mess, I've had to work hard just to keep it going. Hopefully the pain has reached a high enough level that I'll open up the one in the corner and get going on it. Either way, I'm going to suffer for a while. Stubbornness is my worst enemy, but I can't seem to get rid of her.

It is so good to that darling little pup doing so well. Thanks to you both.

Chlo e said...

Please! Someone else put up the next post, when they're ready. I'm getting so tired of myself.

If I can't shut-up, I'll have to make myself scarce for a while.

I'm sure everyone will have some beautiful Spring pictures and stories soon.

... looking forward to the future.

Carol said...

Thanks so much for putting up the pic of little girl. Instill call her little girl. I miss seeing her every day.

I was suppose to have an appoint with muvorthontoday but I have an ultra sound appt and Incan only manageone appointment a day. I didn't get the msg for the apt until Friday night. I'm sure the orthonwill be pissed that I removed the cast but I downward the splint. I can take it off when it bothers me

I can feel the excitement of our baseball girls with the season starting. I'm even a tad excited. I wonder how our teams will do this year.. Anyone have a prediction. coreen, does your team have any exciting new players this season.??

Chlo e said...

Ha, Carol.
Tell the Ortho that you're the one that's pissed.

Once you told me about a year ago that doctors are our consultants, I've found that it's very important to take a much more active role in our care, when discussing our alternatives.

I only go to an annual visit in order to get meds renewed, but I make sure it's a two way conversation between us, and I like me doctor a lot because of that. They're people, just like us and I think they appreciate (and need) plenty of feedback.

I went for my yearly last Friday and he said he thought he'd start bring me in twice a year. I asked him why and he couldn't come up with a good answer.

We then agreed to keep it once a year. It's a two way relationship.

Carol said...

Chloe, did you ever get any wisteria planted??

What is Obama-careit doing to the docs Chloe

Chlo e said...

You were right about the Wisteria: beautiful and plentiful.

We're having a beautiful beginning of Spring.

How about you?

Carol said...

My wisteria is now blooming. It looked like deD sticks last week.

Chloe I would putupvapostif I could make my IPad get a pic.

Chlo e said...

Not to worry, Carol.
If you have anything you want posted, all you have to do is email it anytime, and I (and am sure others here too) will be glad to post them.

How did the doctor's visit go?

jan said...

Wisteria is blooming here in ABQ too. We don't have any, but am enjoying some around the neighborhood.

Carol said...

I just had a repeat ultrasound of my carotids a. No change since the last one

RebelliousRenee said...

Jane Jet… I like that name.

Nothing coming into bloom here. We still have 4-5 inches of snow on the ground. Hopefully it will melt soon.

It's been a very chilly spring. The maple syrup season has suffered. Everyone is grumbling about the expensive and extended heating season… especially those who heat with oil (we don't). I've gone through lots of bags of bird feed and many suet cakes. The poor birds are eating up a storm trying to stay warm.

At least it's finally April!

Carol said...

Chloe, what brand of computer were you having problems with.?

Have you ever done a post with your IPad?

Renee have you had any bears going after your bird seed lately? Heard they were waking up hungry.

Last night I heard some whining at my front door I opened it and found a huge blck lab out there I think my next door neighbor has a lab.

RebelliousRenee said...

Carol… no bears yet… too much snow and it's been too cold up here. But this is traditionally the day I start taking my feeders in at night and I think I'll stick to it.

Rick and I are taking off in a few minutes to go get some lunch and buy a new gas grill at Home Depot. Rick is a stickler for fixing things up until they fall apart. We've bought many many parts for our current grill… it was a cheap one to begin with. Now he wants to spring for a new Weber. I am not going to argue with that.

Carol said...

What ya gonna grill tonight Renee??

Chlo e said...

No, I've never even gone to the posting area and tried to do a post on IPad, Carol. I'm strictly a 'Windows' person.

I think maybe one of the Apple people can help you though... following the line of thinking that Apple and IPod are similar... although I've never used Apple, so don't know for sure that even that's true.

Jan may be able to help you. ?

Chlo e said...

Hope you succeeded in finding yourself a new Bar-B-Q, Renee.

You'd be surprised how many times a week I go to Home Depot or Lowe's. They think we're family there.

Chlo e said...

Carol,

No change to your carotids... is no change a good thing?

Can they tell with an Ultrasound if you're growing new arteries on the blocked side?

Are you enjoying and appreciating the heat as much as I am, Carol? I slept on top of the blankets last night. It won't be long now before I remove them from the bed completely. My allergies are even better (finally)... even my sinuses don't like cold weather.

Hooey, I just sneezed thinking about it... really.

RebelliousRenee said...

We bought a Weber grill… a smaller one. We didn't need some fancy big ass one that can cook 30 steaks.

We didn't barbecue last night… we ate our big meal of the day just before we bought the grill at TGI Fridays.

It's sitting on our brick patio… which is snow free. But even though there's snow all around it, I'll grill up a couple of rib eyes tonight. Then I'll know it's really spring!

Carol said...

No Chloe, I was hoping that clot would be absorbed by my body. I should have worked on affirmations for healing

Carol said...

My IPad this morning is slow as dirt bringing up websites.

Carol said...

I tried to create a new post but no luck.

Carol said...

I took pics with my IPad so I thought it might be easier to move the pic to my blog post but noooooo,it didn't.

Carol said...

I have a new diet where I'm losing 2-4lba every 2-3 days. It consists of suppimenting my regular Diet with Sara Lee cream filled chacolate cupcakes, Blue Bell moo Leninism crunch and goldbricking eggs. Only reason I can see ffor continuing to lose weight is maybe I developed ciabetes. Doesn't make sense..

jan said...

Carol, I hope you get the weight loss checked out. Are you eating plenty of protein?

jan said...

Renee, Sounds like a great grill. The next one we buy will be smaller too. How were the steaks?

Chlo e said...

Ha, Carol. Now you're eating like me. I can't get away with it as much anymore, though. There was a while where I couldn't put on wait no matter what I did.

If you send your pics, will be glad to put them up for you, along with anything you want to say. Just email them to me.

Did you get my last emails sent to your new email address? I want to make sure I have the right email for you. The only way I got the puppy pic was from Greta.

... by the way, thanks, Greta! It took me a while to find the email, because the program mixed up the date order and I wasn't pulling up the newest ones first. Hopefully that's straightened out now.

Chlo e said...

wait = weight, of course.

Chlo e said...

I think sometimes we lose weight when we eat lots of sugar, Carol, because we lose a lot of our appetite for the healthy foods.

I read something the other day about how hard a time our body has digesting lots of sugar. It said it even adversely affects the liver.

I try, but it's hard when you're (me) a junky. I just have to make sure I eat the more substantial food first, but sugar cravings are hard to deny... for me anyway. The one thing that saves me is that I don't want to be overweight.

Chlo e said...

Did you ask your doc if she can tell if you are growing arteries of the blocked carotid, Carol.

Remember those stories from people who have long, healthy lives with a blocked artery, because they actually grew arteries that provided plenty of oxygen and circulation to the brain.

Chlo e said...

Growing New Arteries, Bypassing Blocked Ones
Scientific collaborators from Yale School of Medicine and University College London (UCL) have uncovered the molecular pathway by which new arteries may form after heart attacks, strokes and other acute illnesses bypassing arteries that are blocked. Their study appears in the April 29 issue of Developmental Cell.

Arteries form in utero and during development, but can also form in adults when organs become deprived of oxygen...

Growing New Arteries

Carol said...

Chloe, I need your expertise. I like ihe concept of the tablet but I want a windows based tablet. Do you know a good windows based tablet??

Chlo e said...

Carol,

HP said they are only going to put out Windows 7, because of the bad experience most have had with Windows 8. Whatever you do, do not get Windows 8!

Here's a link to an HP Windows 7. Once you look at it, do a search on the Amazon search at top of page for Windows 7 Notebook, more Tablets and even windows7 computers.

For the tablet, you'll probably want to shop on the same site for the correct case with attached key board. It may take some searching, but I'm pretty sure you won't be happy unless you have the option of a keyboard also. I even use a mouse on mine.
Windows 7 tablet

Chlo e said...

Windows 7 laptops

Chlo e said...

I search windows 7 computers too, but double check when you click on them that they're actually Windows 7 (and NOT Windows 8!)

Carol said...

Don't want another laptop. They are heavy to manipulate and using my arms strenuously just causes pain in theses injured ribs. I have six fractured ribs on the left chest once I stir up the rib pain, it takes a good while to settle it down. The tablets are light and easy to maneuver

Carol said...

I'm looking at the Microsoft Surface RT. I read that it's cheaper to buy from Microsoftvthan .i read that on an Amazon review.

Carol said...

Chloe it's a Microsoft surface pro. It like a laptopin tablet form. The salesman said I would love it. He said the regular surface would not be what I wanted

Carol said...

Greta is trying to post on the blog. I told her you guys were a friendly bunch. She might even get some good advice on how to handle a defiant preteen. She certainly has heathlands. Full.

Carol said...

All the reviews on the surface pro are great.

Carol said...

Kit does use windows 8 Chloe but the reviews a pot it said it was friendly

Chlo e said...

Carol,

Sorry I got tied up all day, it was a nightmare day.

If you get Windows 8, Carol, I won't be able to help you. I had my new Windows 8 changed over to Windows 7, as I couldn't deal with Windows 8 at all. It's completely different and is like learning a new operating system.

It sounds like someone must like it, but I've never met anyone in person who does. They're coming out with Windows 9 next year, which is supposed to be more like 7.

Chlo e said...

Tell Greta to let us know if she needs help signing in. She should still have my email.

Looking forward to hearing from her, and you're right, I can use all the advice I can get.

Carol said...

The guy who helped me with my order said people don't like windows 8?brcause it's change and no one likes change. I understand that because I hate change. Ie the new IPhone.

Carol said...

Chloe, did you read about the surface pro?? Chech it out on amazon,.. They charge much more than Microsoft did for te computer. It's dis robed as bring like a laptop in a tablet. Sounds like just what I want. It was 499 at the Microsoft store and over600 on amazon. Microsoft had a 300!dollars off sale.

Carol said...

Chloe, did you read about the surface pro?? Chech it out on amazon,.. They charge much more than Microsoft did for te computer. It's dis robed as bring like a laptop in a tablet. Sounds like just what I want. It was 499 at the Microsoft store and over600 on amazon. Microsoft had a 300!dollars off sale.

Carol said...

Greta will try again tomorrow to get on the blog.

Carol said...

Greta will try again tomorrow to get on the blog.

Carol said...

Greta will try again tomorrow to get on the blog.

Carol said...

Sorry about the multile comment. It wouldn't post so I kept hitting publish

Chlo e said...

I don't mind change at all, Carol.

I just don't want to take what I consider an almost perfect operating system, and start over trying a new one that makes no sense to me. It's not that it's difficult, so much as it took away so much that I love about windows. But I do hope you like it.

Don't forget, sales people say what they say, because they are paid to sell things. Things sometimes go on sale, because they aren't selling. I really do hope it works for you, but if it doesn't, just remember that you have two or three days (not sure exactly how long)to change your mind.

Do what works for you. Maybe you'll like the program. I may be to attached to Windows 7, but it works for me. I'm the of the 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it' mentality.

Actually, I hope you love it.

Chlo e said...

Greta,

If you're looking in, the only hurdle you have to cross is getting signed up with Google. Hopefully they'll guide you through the instructions as clearly as possible.

... most of us have had 'Google' problems at one time or another. If you need any extra help, just email me. We can struggle through it together.

Chlo e said...

Where's the rest of our crew?
Hope everyone's doing well.

Carol said...

Coreen and Jan, where ate you??

Jan, ate yup touring the neighborhood for spring flowerics. Maybe I will be al
B
E tout up a newest with themes couyer I'm getting. Since it will be windows based. I ought to be abLe to do . I miss being abLe to pit up a post.

Greta was trying to sign in from a cell phone. That is always a challenge. Today she will try from her computer

jan said...

Was not staying away from here. Been fighting a sinus infection so have not been on computer as much.

Cannot share much on technology. I have been so lucky with my laptop. It just keeps on working, no matter what I do. It takes a lot of time to put up pictures but still can do it. I really need to clean some files out but just don't take the time.

Work is taking lot of my time lately and when I do get home, I wind up taking long naps.

jan said...

Carol, not touring neighborhood for a while. Again, fighting colds and now sinus infection - trying to do this without antibiotics, but don't feel like getting out and walking.

jan said...

Carol, I am hoping you will be able to do more posts in the future. I miss seeing what your environment is looking like out on the river and your yard at the house. Miss seeing the river.

jan said...

Hope to see Greta on here too.

Chlo e said...

Jan, Sorry to hear you're not feeling well.

I've been getting a lot of sinus infections the last few months, and finally decided they were starting because of allergies. I started taking over-the-counter Allegra (Claritin doesn't work for me) and I've been much better.

Get well soon.

Chlo e said...

Carol,

I noticed you said you mainly wanted Windows to blog on your site, and am thinking that part will probably work much the same on 8, once you get on Internet Explorer.

I use my computer for lots of different things, and need it to open files, do business forms, stuff like that. So I couldn't even get by having no Start-up menu.. It may just work fine for you, since you'll mostly just be on line.

Let us know.

Carol said...

Chloe I like to be able to'go between several windows and to copy and paste. Can't doneither on Ipad

Carol said...

Did I mention that a topical nasal steroid is now avaiable OTC? You should start that at the first sign of allergies. You could keep it from turning int an infection. Maybe. Used to work for me

Now that Jan has checked in, where is Coreen? Where are you Coreen
.,,younoK???

Chlo e said...

Yes, Carol, thanks for recommending Nasalcort... it helps, as does Nasalcrom (which may be completely different, I don't know).

Have to hit allergies from all sides. I'm not sure I completely understand them.

... not, that's not completely right. I 'know' I don't completely understand them. I think what we're led to believe may be oversimplified.

I like to simplify things, to make them easier to deal with, but in reality I think things are much more complicated than we can comprehend (or closer to the truth, more complicated than 'we want' to comprehend).

Chlo e said...

Speaking of complicated, this article from the NYT's is extremely interesting: Not Giving an Inch in a Battle of Wits and Words

".... truth, though it may be obscured by circumstance and clouded by human error, exists and can be known. His films can be dizzyingly discursive, but they are also motivated by a doggedly empirical impulse. The unreliability of human beings — our propensity to lie, to spin, to delude ourselves and one another — is for him an ethical problem rather than a metaphysical puzzle.
... rather than hang himself, Mr. Rumsfeld tries to fashion a ladder and escape through the window.

... a nature documentary about behavior at the very top of the imperial food chain and a detective story about the search for a mystery that is hidden in plain sight.
"

Really loved the writing... and concepts.

Chlo e said...

The REAL Inconvenient Truth: Part 1
It’s the Real Inconvenient Truth—right now the world is getting colder. And it’s likely to get even colder for the next 20 years—before a new, stronger cycle of sunspots begins, as they have for eons. They are statistically very, VERY accurate.

But there’s more, and it’s A Sad Truth: there is ample evidence that suggests private scientists and public servants have been manipulating the basic raw data that most everyone relies on to calculate climate change. (This story has great timing as the IPCC–International Panel on Climate Change–just released Part 5 of their most recent major assessment on climate science (even they can’t bring themselves to call it Global Warming anymore).)

Chlo e said...

We can worry about how our food is being adulterated with “nasty chemicals” all we like, but the simple fact is that adding micronutrients to food can lead to long-lasting improvements in our health and that of our children. If the government decides to add folic acid to flour, it may prevent countless family tragedies.
Adding folic acid to bread flour could prevent countless family tragedies

Chlo e said...

Enough already! Info bombardment.

Have a good day, everyone!

Carol said...

When your lips are frozen together ,it hard to say global warming. We have been nice and warm here .love it. Last night, Greta and another friend camout to the camp and we tried some night fishing. No bites, not even mosquitoes yet. I'm going togreta's tonight to grill up some fillets and Salmon for her. She doesn't do meat. I'm spending the afternoon and evening at Greta's. I'll get to see little girl. Can't wait. I'll help Greta try to get on our blog.

Coreen said...

The more the agenda driven media
pushes climate change/global warming, call it what you want, the less convincing whether it is real, man made whatever, I have no idea, but the constant handwringing by those who are raking in huge bucks from pushing the agenda, annoys me tons...

Let's put it this way, if someone came up to me while I was shoveling snow this winter & dared to suggest that the near record breaking snow totals was due to climate change, I would likely hit them with one of my shovels...

Carol said...

What is a good internet news site? I used to like huff Post but now it can't find much there. You guys have a favorite place?e. Prefer a website to TV news. There I can stick tonwhatbim interested in instead of what the Network is interested in?

Coreen said...

still find it fascinating that where I live we recycle more & more things, that's another big business, while other states don't require it...so tell me,
what difference does it make if we do it up here in the 'enlightened' northeast when much of the rest of the country doesn't!...

another 'green' agenda... banning plastic bags...so far that hasn't caught on big time, but the 'tony' town of Westport, my neighbor banned them several years ago...luckily I do not shop in Westport often enough but both Home Goods & Stew Leonards ,both in Westport provide really strong brown paper bags!...

Another 'green' agenda item...does
anyone bring cloth shopping bags
to the grocery store?...
FYI, no surprise, I do not bring 'green' grocery bags with me when I go grocery shopping...

Coreen said...

Renee, has spring finally popped there...

this week more signs of spring...the tree frogs (or whatever they really are) are chirping away, that lasts about 2 weeks, also saw a couple of mallards cruising through my wetlands this week...usually they are here earlier...but not much new growth yet...

Coreen said...

Did you get a new user friendly tablet yet Carol?...

No suggestion for news gathering...

I do not go to Huffpo hated that it took forever & froze my computer so stopped going there long ago...

My home page is Yahoo & from there I check the local newspapers
(well NY papers as well as CT) both real & online...

By the way if you did change your email, would you send a test email to me so that I can store it...not even sure if I still have a valid phone number for you anymore...did you decide to go back to iphone?

Carol said...

Next week my new tablet should be here. Some of the reviewers have disvribed it a laptop that functions lika tablet. That's exactly what I was looking for. We'll see if that turns out. I won't be surprised if it doesn't turn out to be what I'm expecting. I'm often wrong.

Coreen said...

And from my local paper today...

Just another example of why so many of us who pay taxes are tired of the reality of what govt programs do with those tax $$...

So now schools are required to provide both a serving of fruit & vegetables at lunch so that they get the free &/or reduced price school lunches, but surprise, for every 1-2 kids who eat them, 5 throw them out...

And no surprise that when the kids were offered a monetary 'incentive' now really let's call it what it is a 'bribe, more kids did eat the f/v...

Bottom line, the govt initiative
costs more, produces less & the 'beat goes on'...

Maybe they should just giant nutrabullets installed in all the schools & let them drink the f/v...

"Under new federal guidelines, schools must provide one serving of fruit or vegetables in every school lunch to get full funding for the free and reduced-price school lunch program.

Researchers from Cornell and Brigham Young universities teamed up to investigate whether this tactic really made kids eat more healthfully.

They found that a few more kids did eat produce when it was given to them, but the new policy dramatically increased schools' lunch costs and the waste in their cafeteria trashcans.

For every one to two children who eat fruits or vegetables, five throw them away.

When they offered kids a small incentive, such as a quarter or even a nickel or raffle ticket, as a reward for eating produce, more kids made healthy choices and schools saved money and cut trash. The percentage of produce eaters increased by 80 percent and trash decreased by 33 percent."
Many kids throw away fruits & veggies

jan said...

Carol, I watch the free news that comes up on my comuter: Yahoo, CNN, NPR. I check in with NYTimes and just read headlines.

jan said...

Our weather is warm in daytime and cold at night -my favorite time of year. Too soon it will be hot hot hot. Yet, our evenings will be cool until June and even then it won't be bad in evenings.

jan said...

Coreen, we do recycling here. We now have big blue cans for recycling that the city picks up just like garbage cans. It is great.

Carol said...

You have to really work to recycle here. Big sis found places to do it but there's a lot of traveling involved. Don't make a mistake and put garbage in the wrong container at her house it you will be looking for a place to stay. Fortunately she has a great x- husband that will take you in.

I'm out at crawfish boil right now haven't had them in s long time. I was allergic to them for years but I will try again today. We will see. I used to eat my body weight in them. They were my favorite food.

RebelliousRenee said...

Coreen… spring has finally sprung up here. Hey it's baseball season… Go Red Sox!

As for climate change...I no longer have the desire to debate politics. I don't see the point in repeating my views over and over again…. if I should choose to do so I can do that over on TrailMix.

Jan… I hope you feel better soon.

Carol said...

Any of you ever eaten boiled crawfish?? Better than lobster.

jan said...

Carol, enjoy the crawfish boil. I do miss those times but I never liked to eat crawfish. We had not been in Louisiana long and I was taking a biology lab and we dissected a crawfish. Soon after, went to a crawfish boil and could not eat one. Never could after that. Though I do love shrimp, crabs and lobster.

jan said...

Renee, feeling so much better. Just returned from a walk and a swim. Things are looking up.

jan said...

Carol, don't forget to take some benadryl with you to the crawfish boil ... just in case.

Carol said...

Chloe, I texted you pic of some boiled crafish. Did you get it.?

Carol said...

Chloe, I texted you pic of some boiled crafish. Did you get it.?

Greta said...

testing

Carol said...

We'll, Greta made it in.

Carol said...

She didn't have as much trouble as u usually do

Greta said...

Whoop-Whoop! I'm in the blog!
It is great to be here with so many lovely individuals!
Jett's fabulous! We were meant to be a family!! I know Shay, my son misses her. She sleeps beside him.
Well, my belly is full of magnificent boiled crawfish. I feel a nap coming on, any minute now.

Carol said...

Shay is on a camping trip with the Boy Scouts and Greta has the weekend off.from a fussy kid. She deserves a break.

jan said...

Welcome Greta. Glad you joined The Swamp

Carol said...

I didn't have any problems eating the crawfish. I've been waiting220 years to eat them. Happy days!

Carol said...

I emailed a crawfish pic to you Chloe. May when my new compute gets here I can start putting up new posts.

Carol said...

Greta likes to take pics so she can also join us as an Arthur.

Chlo e said...

Carol,

I just came back to check, and found your comments.

Was I right to post the pictures already, or was Greta going to post them (I thought that's why you sent them).

I can easily go back and delete the post so Greta can post them.

Chlo e said...

Meanwhile, there's a new post... until further notice. :)