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57. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
8:38 PM GMT on January 16, 2013
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56. sandiquiz
7:44 AM GMT on January 16, 2013
I have just seen the forecast for Friday in the UK ....I am stopping I bed, I think.
Minus 12-15 temperatures, blizzards and freezing fog!
We dropped to minus four overnight, but an area to the east of me, nearer the coast, dropped to minus 13, Brrr!!!
Looks like winter has finally arrived!!
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55. whitewabit
1:51 AM GMT on January 15, 2013
Quoting Ylee:
How much precip did you get this weekend? We got about 3". Made it up to 28 here today!


Ylee .. got about a tenth Sat and an 1/8 inch of ice Sunday .. was a disappointing storm as far as precep goes for us ..
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54. Ylee
12:10 AM GMT on January 15, 2013
How much precip did you get this weekend? We got about 3". Made it up to 28 here today!
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53. whitewabit
6:04 PM GMT on January 14, 2013
Brrrr 22 degrees here at noon ..
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52. whitewabit
8:12 AM GMT on January 14, 2013
Quoting Skyepony:
Yikes..it's 13º there! Keep warm..


Skye .. Yep its cold up here .. 10 day forecast has highs in the 20 to mid 30's and lows around 15 to 20 and wind chills a couple of days around 10 degrees ..

And no forecast precipitation for the next 10 days .. hope that will change !!!
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51. whitewabit
8:08 AM GMT on January 14, 2013
Quoting sandiquiz:
Wab, I use a Vicks First Defence hand foam.... I have one in the car and in my handbag (what you call purse - another word that got changed as it crossed the Pond! lol)
Like Bug, I use it every time I get back into the car, and often before I get out when going shopping! The reason I use that make, (more expensive. I know) is because if I go to someone's house and find they have a cold, when I leave I use it on my hands and then whilst my fingers are still damp I rub around the base of my nose! Double protection!


Hello Sandi !! I don't think it matters what kind you use as long a you use something .. Very good idea about rubbing the base of ones nose .. I use mine in my Jeep just as you do .. it has really come in handy a couple of times when we were out and one of the g-kids got a cut or scrape and we didn't have any soap or water to clean it ..
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50. whitewabit
7:59 AM GMT on January 14, 2013
Quoting palmettobug53:
Wab, I keep a bottle of hand sanitizer in the door of my truck. (There's a little thingy on the doors for stuff like that.)

When I get back in the truck after being in a store, I usually use some before I even crank up. Pretty much year round. You never know who has been holding the shopping baskets, flipping through clothes on the rack, things on shelves or squeezing the melons. Or what germs they may be carrying around.

I'm not one of those obsessive germaphobes, wearing a mask and gloves and refusing to touch anyone or anything or let anyone touch me. I just try to use common sense. And pay a little more attention during the winter and cold/flu season.

I have tried my best to get Hubby to carry hand sanitizer, esp at work, but he refuses. He says he doesn't have time to 'mess' with that at work. He says he does wash his hands.

Which is good but I suspect it is only after he uses the loo. Which is also good! lol



When I was working one of the first things I did before unlocking my desk was sanitize my desk and phone .. I still sanitize the house phone about once a week or if one of us is sick several times a day after usage .. it does seem to help to if you use a hand sanitizer .. My wife handles large amounts of money in her job and she uses the sanitizer at work a lot .. she has a big bottle there .. Money is so dirty its unbelievable ..
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49. Skyepony (Mod)
6:18 AM GMT on January 14, 2013
Yikes..it's 13º there! Keep warm..
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48. sandiquiz
6:12 AM GMT on January 14, 2013
Wab, I use a Vicks First Defence hand foam.... I have one in the car and in my handbag (what you call purse - another word that got changed as it crossed the Pond! lol)
Like Bug, I use it every time I get back into the car, and often before I get out when going shopping! The reason I use that make, (more expensive. I know) is because if I go to someone's house and find they have a cold, when I leave I use it on my hands and then whilst my fingers are still damp I rub around the base of my nose! Double protection!
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47. palmettobug53
11:47 PM GMT on January 13, 2013
Wab, I keep a bottle of hand sanitizer in the door of my truck. (There's a little thingy on the doors for stuff like that.)

When I get back in the truck after being in a store, I usually use some before I even crank up. Pretty much year round. You never know who has been holding the shopping baskets, flipping through clothes on the rack, things on shelves or squeezing the melons. Or what germs they may be carrying around.

I'm not one of those obsessive germaphobes, wearing a mask and gloves and refusing to touch anyone or anything or let anyone touch me. I just try to use common sense. And pay a little more attention during the winter and cold/flu season.

I have tried my best to get Hubby to carry hand sanitizer, esp at work, but he refuses. He says he doesn't have time to 'mess' with that at work. He says he does wash his hands.

Which is good but I suspect it is only after he uses the loo. Which is also good! lol

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46. whitewabit
11:25 PM GMT on January 13, 2013
Quoting palmettobug53:
Jr isn't going to be around much longer. It looks like he's lost all his baby fuzz and he's started flying from the planters to the balcony railing and back and forth.

Watched the Humming Bird nest for a bit this afternoon and saw the Mother feeding them and then siting on the nest ..

How she feeds her babies without poking a hole in their gullets with that long, needle sharp beak of hers, I don't know. I guess she knows. lol


Bug .. it is amazing she doesn't poke a hole in their gullet .. noticed she feed them both the same amount of time or close ..

Brrrr 17 degrees here ..
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45. whitewabit
11:21 PM GMT on January 13, 2013
Quoting sandiquiz:
Hospitals here are not allowing any children under the age of 15 to visit. It is not the flu as such, but he norovirus.

"The Health Protection Agency has done tests which show there is a new variant called Sydney 2012 which has become the dominant strain in England and Wales.

It spreads quickly because people are less immune to it.

More than a million people are thought to have had norovirus since the summer, that is 63% higher than this time last year."


I have started wearing my gloves when I go shopping, keeping them on when I push and fill the trolley, only taking them off to pay with my card, because the keys I have to push are too small to be accurate when wearing my gloves!


Sandi another thing to do is .. I bought 2 small 4oz squeeze bottles and filled them up with hand sanitizer and put a bottle in each of the cars, but you could put in your purse ..so we could use as needed ..
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44. palmettobug53
5:55 PM GMT on January 13, 2013
Jr isn't going to be around much longer. It looks like he's lost all his baby fuzz and he's started flying from the planters to the balcony railing and back and forth.

Watched the Humming Bird nest for a bit this afternoon and saw the Mother feeding them and then siting on the nest ..

How she feeds her babies without poking a hole in their gullets with that long, needle sharp beak of hers, I don't know. I guess she knows. lol
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43. palmettobug53
3:43 PM GMT on January 13, 2013
They have been offering the flu shots at work for maybe 15-20 years. Free to all employees, students and staff. It was voluntary, then.
I started getting my flu shots at work when I turned 50. When they first started offering them at work, I asked my doctor if he thought I needed to be getting them. He said he recommended age 50 and older. Thinking has now changed and they pretty much recommend that everyone get them, if they can.

It was last winter they made getting the shot mandatory. They had made wearing the face mask mandatory the year before that.

Sandi, carry a pencil stub or something in your pocket to poke those keys!

I have to use the eraser end of a pencil to type in email addresses on the touch pad of our Xerox at work, when I want to scan documents for emailing. If I try to do it with my fingers, they overlap to other letters and the address comes out wrong.
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42. sandiquiz
9:50 AM GMT on January 13, 2013
Hospitals here are not allowing any children under the age of 15 to visit. It is not the flu as such, but he norovirus.

"The Health Protection Agency has done tests which show there is a new variant called Sydney 2012 which has become the dominant strain in England and Wales.

It spreads quickly because people are less immune to it.

More than a million people are thought to have had norovirus since the summer, that is 63% higher than this time last year."


I have started wearing my gloves when I go shopping, keeping them on when I push and fill the trolley, only taking them off to pay with my card, because the keys I have to push are too small to be accurate when wearing my gloves!
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41. whitewabit
3:17 AM GMT on January 13, 2013
Quoting palmettobug53:
Glad to hear that you folks are over The Crud.

There's quite a lot of several things making the rounds here. Colds, stomach bugs and the flu. There's at least one person at work that was out with the flu this past week, (that I know of) despite having gotten her flu shot.

I work for a local hospital and about two years ago, they started requiring all employees, students and staff to get flu shots. They'd offered them for a number of years but it was voluntary. And free!

If you opt out of getting one, no matter what the reason, you're required to wear a face mask as long as you're on the property. Includes parking lots, sidewalks, etc., not just the office. It does make eating and drinking a bit tricky.

Local hospitals have restricted visitors to immediate family, due to widespread flu. There have been 22 deaths in SC from the flu, which started back in the fall. Way early. Our flu season is usually Feb/Mar.


Same bugs up here Bug .. Hospitals, starting Monday are restricting visits to 2 visitors only, anyone with a temperature will be turned away from visiting..

Hospitals have had the mandatory flu shots for employees for several years too !! probably best if your able to take them ..

27 is the total number of deaths and 4 children have died in Illinois ..

Its early here too .. started spreading around the middle of Nov and supposedly peaked the last week in Dec when we had it ..

Watched the Humming Bird nest for a bit this afternoon and saw the Mother feeding them and then siting on the nest ..
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40. palmettobug53
12:23 AM GMT on January 13, 2013
Glad to hear that you folks are over The Crud.

There's quite a lot of several things making the rounds here. Colds, stomach bugs and the flu. There's at least one person at work that was out with the flu this past week, (that I know of) despite having gotten her flu shot.

I work for a local hospital and about two years ago, they started requiring all employees, students and staff to get flu shots. They'd offered them for a number of years but it was voluntary. And free!

If you opt out of getting one, no matter what the reason, you're required to wear a face mask as long as you're on the property. Includes parking lots, sidewalks, etc., not just the office. It does make eating and drinking a bit tricky.

Local hospitals have restricted visitors to immediate family, due to widespread flu. There have been 22 deaths in SC from the flu, which started back in the fall. Way early. Our flu season is usually Feb/Mar.
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39. whitewabit
10:27 PM GMT on January 12, 2013
Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 7 PM this evening to noon CST Sunday... Light rain will develop across the Illinois River valley late this afternoon and early evening. Light freezing rain and sleet will be possible from Galesburg northwest late this afternoon. Expect the rain to change to snow and sleet during early evening across the area and continue through the evening. Between 1 and 2 inches of snow is likely by 11 PM northwest of the Illinois River.
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38. whitewabit
10:22 PM GMT on January 12, 2013
Quoting Ylee:
Have you got any rain yet? The front is supposed to stall over here, and drop a couple of inches of rain! Are you going to get any freezing precip out of this?


Ylee .. The rain hasn't reached this far north yet today .. forecast still calling for 2 inches of snow late tonight ..
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37. Ylee
3:16 PM GMT on January 12, 2013
Have you got any rain yet? The front is supposed to stall over here, and drop a couple of inches of rain! Are you going to get any freezing precip out of this?
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36. whitewabit
9:30 AM GMT on January 11, 2013
Quoting sandiquiz:
Hi Wabit... Hope you are recovered, and back to your normal, cheerful self.
The forecast for the weekend is for the wind direction to change, and rather than wet, warmer weather from the Atlantic, we are expecting a cold, icy blast from Siberia! Oh, dear, winter is finally coming!!

Reading about Beach's hand warmer reminds me of story my grandad told me. His mum would put potatoes in the old range when she got up, and an hour later, when my grandad was ready to set off to school, he'd put a baked potato in each pocket to keep his hands warm on the long walk. He then had cold potato, with cheese, for his lunch!


Sandi .. yes we are fully recovered now .. and my cat is getting over it now .. was really worried when he didn't eat anything for over 2 days .. but has eaten about half his norm today and is meowing again ..

Have heard stories like that about the potato .. my grand mother would heat fire brick up in the fire in the fireplace and then wrap them in several layers (sections) of old newspaper and when we went to bed put them at our feet .. she would then lay a feather bed over the top of us .. there might be up to 5 of us in one old bed in a unheated attic ..

Very fond memories of doing that !!!
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35. sandiquiz
8:14 AM GMT on January 11, 2013
Hi Wabit... Hope you are recovered, and back to your normal, cheerful self.
The forecast for the weekend is for the wind direction to change, and rather than wet, warmer weather from the Atlantic, we are expecting a cold, icy blast from Siberia! Oh, dear, winter is finally coming!!

Reading about Beach's hand warmer reminds me of story my grandad told me. His mum would put potatoes in the old range when she got up, and an hour later, when my grandad was ready to set off to school, he'd put a baked potato in each pocket to keep his hands warm on the long walk. He then had cold potato, with cheese, for his lunch!
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34. whitewabit
8:47 PM GMT on January 10, 2013
Quoting Ylee:
Except for a chance of snow Monday, we're supposed to get all rain. 68 for a high Friday!?!


the forecast now calling for 2 inches .. by the time it gets here it will probably be less ..
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33. Ylee
3:20 AM GMT on January 10, 2013
Except for a chance of snow Monday, we're supposed to get all rain. 68 for a high Friday!?!
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32. whitewabit
9:53 PM GMT on January 09, 2013
50 degrees and clear skies .. forecast for rain Thursday with the forecast amount of .7 inches .. we'll have a chance of rain turning to snow Saturday with accumulations of up to 4 inches of snow ..

The Flu is still rampant in the area so wear those jackets when needed .. having a hanky to cover your nose and mouth to breathe through when someone around you is coughing or sneezing .. could keep you well !!
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31. whitewabit
8:23 AM GMT on January 09, 2013
Only 2:24 here .. Always up this late ..
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30. RTLSNK
8:19 AM GMT on January 09, 2013
What are you two doing up at 0319 AM?
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29. whitewabit
8:09 AM GMT on January 09, 2013
Quoting Ylee:
7 day QPF map(experimental) has you getting around an inch and a half, with us getting over 3", wab!

I reckon we will see!


Forecast calling for .4 inches .. wish we would get what the experimental QPF is calling for ..

But like you said we'll see .. 3 inches for you .. that would help with the drought ..
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28. Ylee
8:08 AM GMT on January 09, 2013
7 day QPF map(experimental) has you getting around an inch and a half, with us getting over 3", wab!

I reckon we will see!
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27. whitewabit
9:21 PM GMT on January 08, 2013
Quoting Beachfoxx:
Hi Wab....

Good to see you. Sorry to read you have been feeling poorly. I love the microwavable heating pads, rice, corn or what ever!! I got a neat little gizmo for Christmas that I call "magic" --- LOL I use it in my pockets when walking the poodles to keep my hands warm and love the fact that it is reusable!

Link



Stay warm!! and get well!!



Hey Fox .. have been back to the living for about a week now .. the Crud is still being passed around .. really think there are 2 bugs hitting the rounds ..

Will Check that out .. Tks ..
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26. whitewabit
9:18 PM GMT on January 08, 2013
Quoting TomballTXPride:
wabit ~ Not seeing any hint of snow in your forecast for at least the next 3 weeks.


Its very dry up here .. we were -9.41 inches in precep for last year and over -.5 of an inch so far this year .. only expecting .3 inches of rain out of this Tx storm ..
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25. Beachfoxx
8:41 PM GMT on January 08, 2013
Hi Wab....

Good to see you. Sorry to read you have been feeling poorly. I love the microwavable heating pads, rice, corn or what ever!! I got a neat little gizmo for Christmas that I call "magic" --- LOL I use it in my pockets when walking the poodles to keep my hands warm and love the fact that it is reusable!

Link



Stay warm!! and get well!!

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23. whitewabit
8:32 PM GMT on January 08, 2013
Quoting Skyepony:


It's not even 70º here!

Nice to see you in for warm up this week :)



Your at 77 degrees and that would be hot for us .. but will settle on the 47 degrees it is here now !!!

Near 50 degrees or warmer for the next few days before a cool down ..
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22. Skyepony (Mod)
1:13 PM GMT on January 08, 2013
Quoting whitewabit:


LOL doesn't get cold enough down there to need one ..


It's not even 70º here!

Nice to see you in for warm up this week :)

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21. whitewabit
12:10 AM GMT on January 08, 2013
Quoting Ylee:
With all the frozen ground, 60 and TStorms is a recipe for mud, to me! :)


The thing is we are only expected to get .3 inches of rain .. so the mud won't be too deep ..
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20. Ylee
11:34 PM GMT on January 07, 2013
With all the frozen ground, 60 and TStorms is a recipe for mud, to me! :)
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19. whitewabit
8:55 PM GMT on January 07, 2013
Weather forecast has it warming up with possible T-storms Thursday and reaching a high of 61 degrees on Saturday ...
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18. whitewabit
8:47 PM GMT on January 07, 2013
Quoting palmettobug53:
I love the hot stuff, wab! I have to cook chili and whatnot really mild for Hubby and add a little kick to my bowl or plate.

Check back to my blog. I posted a link to a really cool owl cam from South Africa. Ylee can't get to it; it's one of the Evil Banned Websites for him.


Looked at the owl cam last night and the little owl set behind the leaves on the right side and I never saw anything but the top of its head ..
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17. palmettobug53
12:14 AM GMT on January 07, 2013
I love the hot stuff, wab! I have to cook chili and whatnot really mild for Hubby and add a little kick to my bowl or plate.

Check back to my blog. I posted a link to a really cool owl cam from South Africa. Ylee can't get to it; it's one of the Evil Banned Websites for him.
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16. whitewabit
11:11 PM GMT on January 06, 2013
Quoting palmettobug53:
I'd heard of filling a tube sock with rice for muscle aches and pains. I'd never thought of adding lavendar, rosemary, etc. That would be nice.

While browsing that link you put up, I did see them mention to stay away from cracked corn, along with the popcorn.

Yeah, I got a chuckle out of the injunction against using popcorn. I can imagine!

While we're not really COLD here today, it is damp and chilly. I am combating that with a big pot of soup. Stew beef, mixed veggies, okra and tomatoes, in a vegetable broth base. A few good shakes of some Mrs. Dash. Also a can of mild Rotel, for a little kick. If I want heat, I have to add a few shakes of hot sauce to my bowl. Hubby's tum can't handle the spicy stuff.

I have some Hell's Kitchen Hot Sauce I got at Big Lots. Powerful stuff. HOT! And it doesn't help that the bottles don't have a shaker top. I have to be real careful or I'll slop out way too much and can't eat it.

I also like the TryMe brands hot sauces. I used to get their Louisiana Sunshine but I don't think they make it anymore. The Cajun Sunshine is probably the same thing; they just changed the name. My problem is that the local grocers have quit carrying any of it. About all they have is Texas Pete and Tabasco. Those are fine but the TryMe had a nice flavour, as well as a little kick. They weren't really, really hot.


I think the corn may retain the heat longer because of its bulk .. after a year or two you have to replace the corn cause it starts to break down from repeated heatings .. and it loses all of it moisture which is part of why its so soothing ..

Laughed at your pot of soup .. my wife has the same thing cooking .. might try truck stops in your area for some really hot hot sauce with flavor .. the restaurants there always seem to sell it .. I like the hot stuff, wife doesn't ..
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15. palmettobug53
9:09 PM GMT on January 06, 2013
I'd heard of filling a tube sock with rice for muscle aches and pains. I'd never thought of adding lavendar, rosemary, etc. That would be nice.

While browsing that link you put up, I did see them mention to stay away from cracked corn, along with the popcorn.

Yeah, I got a chuckle out of the injunction against using popcorn. I can imagine!

While we're not really COLD here today, it is damp and chilly. I am combating that with a big pot of soup. Stew beef, mixed veggies, okra and tomatoes, in a vegetable broth base. A few good shakes of some Mrs. Dash. Also a can of mild Rotel, for a little kick. If I want heat, I have to add a few shakes of hot sauce to my bowl. Hubby's tum can't handle the spicy stuff.

I have some Hell's Kitchen Hot Sauce I got at Big Lots. Powerful stuff. HOT! And it doesn't help that the bottles don't have a shaker top. I have to be real careful or I'll slop out way too much and can't eat it.

I also like the TryMe brands hot sauces. I used to get their Louisiana Sunshine but I don't think they make it anymore. The Cajun Sunshine is probably the same thing; they just changed the name. My problem is that the local grocers have quit carrying any of it. About all they have is Texas Pete and Tabasco. Those are fine but the TryMe had a nice flavour, as well as a little kick. They weren't really, really hot.
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14. whitewabit
12:14 AM GMT on January 06, 2013
Quoting Skyepony:
Corn bag in IL would make sense..

I make them out of lavender and rice with flannel or fluffier on one side & like a quilt cotton on the other side.


LOL doesn't get cold enough down there to need one ..
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13. Skyepony (Mod)
11:32 PM GMT on January 05, 2013
Corn bag in IL would make sense..

I make them out of lavender and rice with flannel or fluffier on one side & like a quilt cotton on the other side.
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12. whitewabit
11:22 PM GMT on January 05, 2013
Quoting sandiquiz:

Bug, I laughed out loud when I read about the popcorn! I I had visions of the old sock exploding int he microwave!

I have a couple of these, but they are filled with lavender and rice (uncooked of course)! You can also flavour it with cinnamon or rose petals:). The lavender ones are for relaxation, cos once warmed up they give off the lavender aroma.
..

Sandi .. Am afraid if you were to use popping corn you would have a microwave full of it and a mess too .. have never heard of using rice but have heard of using buckwheat seeds ..

Can also be used as an ice pack if you keep one in the freezer ..
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11. whitewabit
11:14 PM GMT on January 05, 2013
Quoting palmettobug53:
Huh.... I'd never heard of a corn bag before but it makes sense.

I did like the injuction against using popcorn! lol

I'd have to ask around and see if I could find someone with dried corn on hand. I guess I could buy feed corn but a bag of that would be WAY more than I would need. I could strew it outside but, Lord knows, I don't need to attract anyt more squirrels!


I've seen smaller bags of whole kernel corn, you don't want cracked corn because it doesn't work nearly as well.. and of course don't use popping corn !! you could make one for your dad too .. and you could add dried sprigs of lavender or mint for the aroma .. there are ones online that you can buy that are reasonable in price ..
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10. sandiquiz
5:46 PM GMT on January 05, 2013
Quoting palmettobug53:
Huh.... I'd never heard of a corn bag before but it makes sense.

I did like the injuction against using popcorn! lol

Bug, I laughed out loud when I read about the popcorn! I I had visions of the old sock exploding int he microwave!

I have a couple of these, but they are filled with lavender and rice (uncooked of course)! You can also flavour it with cinnamon or rose petals:). The lavender ones are for relaxation, cos once warmed up they give off the lavender aroma.
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9. palmettobug53
5:19 PM GMT on January 05, 2013
Huh.... I'd never heard of a corn bag before but it makes sense.

I did like the injuction against using popcorn! lol

I'd have to ask around and see if I could find someone with dried corn on hand. I guess I could buy feed corn but a bag of that would be WAY more than I would need. I could strew it outside but, Lord knows, I don't need to attract anyt more squirrels!
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8. whitewabit
10:16 AM GMT on January 05, 2013
Quoting palmettobug53:
I backtracked to your prior entry and caught up.

Glad to hear that you and your wife are feeling better; much more normal.


Sheesh, that's chilly.

It'd kinda nippy here but I think all the moisture from yesterday is making it feel much colder than the true temps.


Bug .. yes has been getting pretty cold at night around here .. but that is normal too .. NWS took out the snow for next Tues into Wed altogether.. would like the snow to give us some moisture..

We are both feeling much, much better .. the Vicks, and my home made hot Tottie, and my Corn Bag saved the day ..

My corn bag was made by a friend several years ago mine is 18 by 14 inches with out a partition ..
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7. whitewabit
9:50 AM GMT on January 05, 2013
Quoting sandiquiz:
Just saw you float into view on the side bar,
can't hide anymore if you post ..
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Temperature: 77.9 °F
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