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by Briarwood
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Hip replacement who here has had one?
Replies: 15
Views: 713

Re: Hip replacement who here has had one?

I had a total replacement of my right hip on 12/7/17. Surgeon used the frontal approach which has no restrictions and much less recovery time. One night in the hospital. They had me up and walking using a walker the evening of the day of surgery. The morning of day 2 I was taught how to do stairs (u...
by Briarwood
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: PSA about sending care packages to Puerto Rico
Replies: 8
Views: 1950

Re: PSA about sending care packages to Puerto Rico

It is heartwarming to know that your husband and his employer are doing things to help. ( And certainly more help than throwing paper towels, as we saw 45 do today. )
by Briarwood
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Please tell me it can stop
Replies: 57
Views: 8169

Re: Please tell me it can stop

WMW: And I supposed you support 45's use of his position to make money off us taxpayers. And that he will not release his tax returns since they probably will prove all the lies he has told about his net worth, his charitable donations, and who he owes big bucks to. And do you believe that he really...
by Briarwood
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Please tell me it can stop
Replies: 57
Views: 8169

Re: Please tell me it can stop

Tsavo wrote:
What we are dealing with in this Congress is a bunch of traitors who are putting the GOP ahead of country. They must be voted out.


I totally agree with you. I just hope the DNC gets themselves together enough to put forth viable candidates and a real agenda.
by Briarwood
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Please tell me it can stop
Replies: 57
Views: 8169

Re: Please tell me it can stop

45 has not stopped and never will. He had a more to say about the NFL players peaceful display by kneeling than he had to say about the nazis and white supremacists marching in Charlottesville. And his supporters at his event cheered his hateful comments. Personally, I hope every NFL player kneels a...
by Briarwood
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I bought the farm!
Replies: 21
Views: 4192

Re: I bought the farm!

Congratulations ... on buying your farm, not on the mole problem!
by Briarwood
Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Tack for sale
Topic: polos - taken locally
Replies: 5
Views: 1148

Re: polos

Box weighs 6 lbs. 6 oz. packed with all 25. USPS is $19.31. Cannot do UPS or other without destination zip. If you are still interested let me know. Thanks.
by Briarwood
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Tack for sale
Topic: polos - taken locally
Replies: 5
Views: 1148

Re: polos

Sorry, not yet. I will go try to get you an answer tomorrow for the cheapest way to send. Busy with hay this week. I think I took your msg wrong. I thought you meant $25 that included postage.
by Briarwood
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Please tell me it can stop
Replies: 57
Views: 8169

Re: Please tell me it can stop

I doubt that many of the diehard trumpsters are invested in the stock market. jmho.
by Briarwood
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Please tell me it can stop
Replies: 57
Views: 8169

Re: Please tell me it can stop

The GOP in Congress do not even have the courage to criticize him by name much less censure him. Impeach?! Doubt it will ever happen in a GOP controlled Congress. I just hope the Mueller investigations turn up something that even the GOP cannot stomach. Conversion-therapy advocate Pence is no prize....
by Briarwood
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Please tell me it can stop
Replies: 57
Views: 8169

Re: Please tell me it can stop

Racism, bigotry, white supremacists, the KKK, and the neo-nazi have been here all along. The election and re-election of Barack Obama,, imho, caused a rise in these groups. This president has empowered them since the announcement of his candidacy and now they feel so empowered they have taken off th...
by Briarwood
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Tack for sale
Topic: polos - taken locally
Replies: 5
Views: 1148

Re: polos

As long as it does not cost more than $25 to ship them all! Let me figure out what to pack them in and what that will cost. And I'll get back to you.
by Briarwood
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jingles for Chancellor
Replies: 42
Views: 7716

Re: Jingles for Chancellor

Many jingles.
by Briarwood
Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Freecycle Forum
Topic: Zippered ssaddle carry bag
Replies: 0
Views: 594

Zippered ssaddle carry bag

Used for dressage saddle, but any English saddle should fit. Has a small tear on the outside that does not go thru into the lining. Lined. Zippers work. Sturdy handles. Free for the cost of shipping. http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f49/briarwood5323/P1110447_zpslprrb7oy.jpg http://i44.photobucket....
by Briarwood
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Tack for sale
Topic: polos - taken locally
Replies: 5
Views: 1148

polos - taken locally

Picked up locally
by Briarwood
Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Funky A, or Altair.
Replies: 22
Views: 4477

Re: Funky A, or Altair.

They are 3 bright stars. Hope your 3 turn out to be the same!
by Briarwood
Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: A ban on people based on their religion
Replies: 14
Views: 2979

Re: A ban on people based on their religion

WMW - What difference does it matter when he said it? He said it more than once at more than one campaign rally. Oh, I forgot...... he often denies he has said something even where there is video proof that he did in fact say it! However, since he was elected I have not heard him deny any of his cam...
by Briarwood
Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: A ban on people based on their religion
Replies: 14
Views: 2979

Re: A ban on people based on their religion

This is still on his website, today, Jan. 30, 2017. Although he did not state "except for those from countries in which I have businees interests". Those that think that the executive order is not a thinly veiled attempt to ban people based on their religion then, imho, they just might hav...
by Briarwood
Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: A ban on people based on their religion
Replies: 14
Views: 2979

Re: A ban on people based on their religion

The 7 countries were NOT put on a restricted visa list by the Obama administration. Soon after the December 2015 terror attack in San Bernadino, President Obama signed an amendment to the Visa Waiver Program, a law that allows citizens of 38 countries to travel to the United States without obtaining...
by Briarwood
Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Jan 21 Women's March
Replies: 90
Views: 17533

Re: Jan 21 Women's March

"Remember who initiated the use of the word and normalized it as acceptable in the public and political realm."
Exactly.
by Briarwood
Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Want to be Heard?
Replies: 3
Views: 1136

Re: Want to be Heard?

Thank you.
by Briarwood
Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Jan 21 Women's March
Replies: 90
Views: 17533

Re: Jan 21 Women's March

Kudos to Boots!

The closest march to me was 1 hour away. We had approx. 200 people and for this part of Illinois (Western IL, tri-state area; IL, IA, MO) I was surprised and pleased that we had that many. But every one counts!
by Briarwood
Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dover - Free shipping - no minimum - today
Replies: 1
Views: 506

Dover - Free shipping - no minimum - today

It does say "some restrictions apply".
by Briarwood
Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:17 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Tell me about mini donks?
Replies: 11
Views: 2470

Re: Tell me about mini donks?

back to back compressed.jpg I have 2. Tulip on the right and Joe on the left. Tulip was my old Lip mare's BFF for several years. I got Joe so that Tulip would not be alone when the time came so say goodbye to my mare. The 3 hung out together for quite a while. I found Joe at a place that had 20+ ho...
by Briarwood
Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:49 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dog Meds
Replies: 5
Views: 1187

Re: Dog Meds

Found someone who knows a vet in Burlington, IA and they have a "donate" cabinet. Meds being picked up tomorrow.

Thanks for the well wishes and suggestions.
by Briarwood
Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dog Meds
Replies: 5
Views: 1187

Re: Dog Meds

Snork, Thanks for the suggestion. I am now waiting to hear back from the Weim rescue from which I got Marley in July 2015. (Their website is having an issue of some type.) If they are not interested I will send the meds on to the IL Boxer Rescue. If I send to the Boxer group do you want me to send t...
by Briarwood
Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Breast Cancer Spin-Off, Who's had it?
Replies: 30
Views: 5901

Re: Breast Cancer Spin-Off, Who's had it?

My daughter-in-law had it 14+ years ago and is still cancer free. She was diagnosed in her mid-30's.
by Briarwood
Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dog Meds
Replies: 5
Views: 1187

Dog Meds

This past Thursday my 6 y.o. Weimaraner had heart surgery to correct a congenital defect, PDA, at the University of Illinois Vet Hospital. The local vet had been prescribing meds in increasing doses over the past 2 months since I noticed something was not right. I realized that this was not helping ...
by Briarwood
Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I have breast cancer
Replies: 58
Views: 9867

Re: I have breast cancer

Sending healing thoughts and jingles.
by Briarwood
Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:51 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Safety Pins anyone?
Replies: 1
Views: 562

Safety Pins anyone?

A small way to show solidarity after trump's win and this is NOT a pro-trump post.

http://www.vox.com/presidential-electio ... safety-pin
by Briarwood
Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:39 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: No comments?
Replies: 69
Views: 10440

Re: No comments?

Trump's vile rhetoric empowered the bigots, racists, KKK supporters, and like-wise minded people. I know they have always been here, but it is/was disturbing that they are/were so encouraged by him. I was never an enthusiastic Clinton supporter, but felt that she was the only option in this election...
by Briarwood
Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:44 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: GO VOTE!
Replies: 52
Views: 8560

Re: GO VOTE!

What a disaster for our country and the world. I am going out to take down my American flag.
by Briarwood
Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:36 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Broke My Leg on Hay Rack UPDATE @ end Riding!
Replies: 75
Views: 12409

Re: Broke My Leg on Hay Rack

Before I put on a coat I put my phone in a pocket.
by Briarwood
Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Broke My Leg on Hay Rack UPDATE @ end Riding!
Replies: 75
Views: 12409

Re: Broke My Leg on Hay Rack

I am late to add my quick healing jingles, but here they are! I, too, am alone here on my small farm and my one fear all winter is slipping/falling on the way to the barn or any where else and not being able to take care of the animals. It's only a short walk to the barn, but it can seem a long way ...
by Briarwood
Tue Dec 29, 2015 4:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Registering pet chips
Replies: 3
Views: 933

Re: Registering pet chips

Home Again.
by Briarwood
Tue Dec 29, 2015 5:01 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Introducing Annie!
Replies: 18
Views: 3307

Re: Introducing Annie!

Congrats! Lucky you to find her.
by Briarwood
Sun Dec 13, 2015 2:55 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: 2015 DDBB Kringle: All done!
Replies: 63
Views: 11808

Re: 2015 DDBB Kringle: Kringles sent, time to shop!

The self-control that some of you show is amazing!! I tried, but failed miserably to wait until closer to the 25th!
by Briarwood
Sat Dec 12, 2015 5:30 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Prinz27 - THANK YOU!
Replies: 1
Views: 605

Prinz27 - THANK YOU!

Your package arrived today and it was filled with a wonderful assortment of goodies. Just like a little kid I tried to wait, but could not resist for long. The horse ornament is lovely and it is a great addition to my horse ornament collection. It may have to stay out all year on my bookcase. Socks ...
by Briarwood
Sat Dec 12, 2015 12:36 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Please jingle for a dear friend's horse
Replies: 26
Views: 3993

Re: Please jingle for a dear friend's horse

Jingles for them both.
by Briarwood
Sat Dec 12, 2015 12:35 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Hank the Hunk!
Replies: 7
Views: 1648

Re: Hank the Hunk!

Koolkat wrote: It would be fun to have a member's Horse of the Month picture up there Suzon wrote: I vote for pulling a name out of a hat and then contact the person for a photo or some such. Or perhaps by posting a photo anywhere non the OL you agree it's in the running for horse of the month. Gre...
by Briarwood
Sat Dec 12, 2015 12:23 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: For our goat lovers
Replies: 9
Views: 2043

Re: For our goat lovers

I do so enjoy everyone's goat postings. Good laughs are had. I don't have any and don't plan on, ever. I have a friend in Chicago who for a while dreamed of retiring with her husband and raising goats. I pass along all the goat stories and videos, Her most recent comment was "Reaffirms my commi...
by Briarwood
Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Thanks Briarwood!
Replies: 4
Views: 1130

Re: Thanks Briarwood!

You are very welcome. I had fun deciding what to put in your package. Tanner's reaction made my day! I had never heard of Laffy Taffy before I saw it on your list and was surprised to find it! And I could not believe your comment yesterday that you could smell it as soon as you opened the box. :lol:
by Briarwood
Fri Dec 04, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Does/did your horse have a special buddy?
Replies: 9
Views: 2133

Re: Does/did your horse have a special buddy?

My Petunia had a buddy, Tulip - a miniature donkey. They were together for several years before I bought my farm. I convinced the barn owners where I last boarded her that Tulip needed to come with Petunia when Petunia came here. We worked out a deal and they both moved in. Since Petunia was getting...
by Briarwood
Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Something spiffy w pork tenderloin?
Replies: 15
Views: 3977

Re: Something spiffy w pork tenderloin?

Great timing, you guys! I bought a couple boneless tenderloins last week when on sale without knowing what I could/would do with them. Thanks for the question and the great suggestions.

(My oven works :lol: )
by Briarwood
Sat Nov 14, 2015 5:15 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Amazon and Menards errors
Replies: 1
Views: 553

Amazon and Menards errors

A couple of weeks ago I ordered 3 items from Amazon. The next week UPS delivered my order, plus a second package that contained a complete duplicate order of all 3 items. The UPS driver left the packages on the porch when I was out in the barn. Checked and I was charged only 1 time. Checked account ...
by Briarwood
Sat Oct 31, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Planting garlic today
Replies: 20
Views: 3286

Re: Planting garlic today

Mine is ready to go in, too. A fourth of this year's harvest gets planted today. The other 3/4 will be used.
by Briarwood
Wed Oct 14, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Reinventing Yourself?
Replies: 15
Views: 3233

Re: Reinventing Yourself?

My response may not be what the original poster or others had in mind. However moving from a urban life style to a very rural one involved not only a life style change, but a change in my outlook on life and thought processes in almost everything I do.
by Briarwood
Wed Oct 14, 2015 3:35 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Ripple...
Replies: 12
Views: 2553

Re: Ripple...

Thanks for posting that!
by Briarwood
Wed Oct 14, 2015 3:19 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Reinventing Yourself?
Replies: 15
Views: 3233

Re: Reinventing Yourself?

I did. I left Chicago, bought 15 acres in the part of Illinois once referred to as Forgottonia, brought along my retired Lipizzan mare and her BFF, a miniature donkey, and here I am on my little farm. Not the retirement I thought I would have. My husband had Alzheimer's and he progressed to a level ...

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