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by Wicky
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Karl Mikolka has died
Replies: 12
Views: 476

Re: Karl Mikolka has died

Hi Chance - the mass will be on June 22 in Vienna. Today's mass was small but meaningful. There were a few of Karl's students in attendance, and some lovely memories told by one of his Gloucester friends. Lynn played a lovely piece on the piano, with a wonderful clarinet accompanying her. Most peopl...
by Wicky
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Karl Mikolka has died
Replies: 12
Views: 476

Re: Karl Mikolka has died

For those in the area - There will be a funeral mass on Friday, June 14, at 9:30 am at St. Ann's Church in Gloucester.
by Wicky
Fri May 24, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Buck Brannaman Clinic
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: Buck Brannaman Clinic

Back to the original question! I saw him once - it was great. I learned to pay more attention to the horse and its body, among other things. Actually, I think that seeing a different way of related to a horse was the most important thing, because instead of learning a method, I learned to be flexibl...
by Wicky
Wed May 15, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Karl Mikolka has died
Replies: 12
Views: 476

Re: Karl Mikolka has died

Working with Karl was THE highlight of my riding career. I will remember and use his exercises for the rest of my riding life.
by Wicky
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed-It starts again!
Replies: 40
Views: 2605

Re: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed-It starts again!

The world is lucky to have people like her to help out in times of trouble. Congratulations for raising a wonderful daughter.
by Wicky
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Don Martillo diagnosed with Shivers
Replies: 33
Views: 1460

Re: Don Martillo diagnosed with Shivers

Very sad. Many years ago I had a horse with shivers, and his full sister had them too. No other horses out of the mare had it, and the stallion was not known to have it or pass it on (stallion was a VERY well known breeding stallion with a long showing history). He was managed as well as possible wi...
by Wicky
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Slow Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: Slow Roasted Sweet Potatoes

OH YUMMY! So I thought - as someone who tries very hard to eat lower glycemic load foods - that since sweet potatoes have a lower glycemic load than regular potatoes, this would be something that I could eat without guilt. Just out of curiosity, I Googled glycemic load sweet potatoes. I'm now sad. :...
by Wicky
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: step-grandparenthood
Replies: 17
Views: 773

Re: step-grandparenthood

I proposed (literally) Grandma Wicky. I am something else, apparently, and I guess it is something that is not the same as the other grandmother.
by Wicky
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: It’s 14 below zero
Replies: 26
Views: 1365

Re: It’s 14 below zero

lol. When I was listening to the youtube, my local TV station was playing the same guys singing a song from Frozen!

LC should be smiling. Those guys are great.
by Wicky
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Warm slippers
Replies: 19
Views: 826

Re: Warm slippers

I bought fleece lined Crocs. I love the cushiony soles and the thick soles add additional insulation https://www.crocs.com/p/classic-mammoth ... OD#start=7
by Wicky
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Karl Mikolka
Replies: 1
Views: 341

Karl Mikolka

Cherie Beatty has posted this: As you may know, or may have heard, Karl Mikolka has been diagnosed with metastatic bladder cancer, at a late stage. Some of his students and devotees are trying to arrange a benefit clinic for him in the Massachusetts area to let him know how much his teaching means t...
by Wicky
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Meet Mikey
Replies: 42
Views: 2339

Re: Meet Mikey

Wow - congrats!!!! May you have many happy trails together!
by Wicky
Sun May 13, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Interior decor / art
Replies: 12
Views: 1432

Re: Interior decor / art

My wall decorations are mostly things that have stories behind them. Some are pieces I bought years ago when I thought I should buy some art. THose will probably be weeded out. But this was something that made me feel good - reminds me that we are so, so tiny and the universe is so, so large, and my...
by Wicky
Thu May 03, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Tell me about your colonoscopy
Replies: 18
Views: 1489

Re: Tell me about your colonoscopy

SInce you had a change in bowel habits, you absolutely cannot rely on Cologuard. Sorry. Honestly, the prep is unpleasant but better than the first time I did it - not only was it the diet and the oral prep but it was an enema too (I am old). Unpleasant. Not "I wanna die kill me now." And t...
by Wicky
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Heddy Lamarr!!
Replies: 3
Views: 896

Re: Heddy Lamarr!!

Such an interesting woman. I hope she gets the recognition she deserves, and that her life will be an inspiration to girls everywhere. And to boys who don't see the opportunities that they can make for themselves.
by Wicky
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: This is coastal Virginia - NOT Wyoming!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1875

Re: This is coastal Virginia - NOT Wyoming!!!!

I read recently that the warming Arctic results in a weakening of the jet stream, which allows colder air to come down into the US. SO on average, warming (as in the entire world) with areas that are colder, and increasing severity of extremes.
by Wicky
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The making of a painting
Replies: 9
Views: 1445

Re: The making of a painting

Wow! that is lovely. Am thinking of taking an art class, and cannot imagine doing something like this!
by Wicky
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What can I tell people who ask how's your dog doing?
Replies: 26
Views: 4360

Re: What can I tell people who ask how's your dog doing?

I do understand why you do not want to say anything. I hope it works. I am sorry for your loss.
by Wicky
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What can I tell people who ask how's your dog doing?
Replies: 26
Views: 4360

Re: What can I tell people who ask how's your dog doing?

I agree with Canyon. Letting them know is important, better than leaving an open question.
by Wicky
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Insulated bucket holders?
Replies: 3
Views: 1129

Re: Insulated bucket holders?

I have two for the horse that insists on chewing on things like electric wires and buckets in general. It does a pretty good job if hot water is put in once or twice a day (when it is in the teens or below). Don't use the floater on the top, though. It is this type https://www.statelinetack.com/item...
by Wicky
Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Nasal lesions?
Replies: 0
Views: 733

Nasal lesions?

Looks like a virus or poison ivy in people. My friend's TWH, 9 years old, green broke. I didn't seen it yesterday, today he did fine with ground work but under saddle on the trail (he hasn't done a lot of that) he was tossing his head and acting anxious. We inspected his tack, I thought his noseband...
by Wicky
Tue May 02, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Frequent Flier Miles?
Replies: 5
Views: 2717

Re: Frequent Flier Miles?

I like my Costco Visa. Good cash back. If I remember correctly, 4% on gas, 3% on restaurants and travel, 2% on Costco purchases (or something like that). Card is free I think, if you are a Costco member.
by Wicky
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Would you refuse to buy/sell over party politics?
Replies: 16
Views: 4337

Re: Would you refuse to buy/sell over party politics?

i agree with Mary C. I have to say that our (and I count myself in there) reaction to just avoid politics really means that we don't feel that we can have civil conversations with people who do not think like we do, which of course prevents minds from being changed.
by Wicky
Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Cleaning Car Upholstery
Replies: 2
Views: 1200

Re: Cleaning Car Upholstery

by Wicky
Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: OUCH!!
Replies: 17
Views: 3984

Re: OUCH!!

Just to add to the NSAID discussion - it depends on what you want to accomplish and which risks are worse. For example, there are a number of surgeries where anti-clotting agents are given routinely - I think hip replacement, and perhaps knee replacement, and for sure stent placement. There are some...
by Wicky
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: OUCH!!
Replies: 17
Views: 3984

Re: OUCH!!

JMHO - YMMV, but unless the bruise is pressing on a large vein, bleeding could be more of a problem. Remember, you are only avoiding the NSAID for 2-3 days. Then the internal bleeding from the bruise is finished and you go from ice to heat to help it resorb. IF you bleed into a closed space, like a ...
by Wicky
Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: OUCH!!
Replies: 17
Views: 3984

Re: OUCH!!

Think twice about the ibuprofen and other NSAIDs. They do interfere with clotting, so I'd avoid it for the first 48-72 hours at least. Ice, and Tylenol.

Ouch indeed!
by Wicky
Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Horsepower... vroom vroom
Replies: 38
Views: 9050

Re: Horsepower... vroom vroom

I am concerned. If traffic is so bad that you hate it, you shouldn't be doing any better with a bike. Weaving in and out and riding alongside of cars is DANGEROUS. I don't think that commuting on a bike safely should take any time off your commute.
by Wicky
Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Chiropractor, physiotherapy, doctor or other?
Replies: 12
Views: 3486

Re: Chiropractor, physiotherapy, doctor or other?

The basis of chiropractic is adjusting the spine, and work with dead bodies has shown that one cannot make the kinds of adjustments claimed without applying MUCH more force than a human can generate. That is not to say that some changes in proprioception cannot be achieved, resulting in benefit, jus...
by Wicky
Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: HAMILTON!
Replies: 13
Views: 3798

Re: HAMILTON!

I have a ticket for April. I intend to take myself to NY, not to stay with parents, but stay in a hotel, eat in the dining room (or some lovely restaurant), and act as if I own the world!
by Wicky
Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: EOTRH
Replies: 68
Views: 13965

Re: EOTRH

My 15 year old Luso was just diagnosed with this. The vet has me brushing his teeth, which will not help with the hypercementosis but will help with periodontal disease associated with it. Seems to tickle him, so he tolerates the brushing (with Sensodyne or a toothpast used in dogs that tastes like ...
by Wicky
Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Ideas for an old skinny cat with urine crystals - update at bottom
Replies: 34
Views: 7882

Re: Ideas for an old skinny cat with urine crystals - update at bottom

Ah, I am so sorry. IT is so hard to let them go, even when there is no other option. RIP, Kitty.
by Wicky
Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: lift a glass to the memory of my friends
Replies: 32
Views: 7022

Re: lift a glass to the memory of my friends

I lift my glass to those gone.
by Wicky
Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Jan 21 Women's March
Replies: 90
Views: 20991

Re: Jan 21 Women's March

We did, we did.

It was peaceful and supportive and non-confrontational and empowering and pretty darn terrific.
by Wicky
Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Jan 21 Women's March
Replies: 90
Views: 20991

Re: Jan 21 Women's March

I am planning on going to the Boston march.
by Wicky
Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Tack for sale
Topic: ISO: Micklem bridle - Horse size
Replies: 2
Views: 1062

Re: ISO: Micklem bridle - Horse size

I need to find it but I do have one. (I probably have one of everything) And I need to de tackify. I will search.
by Wicky
Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Long underwear for winter riding
Replies: 26
Views: 5343

Re: Long underwear for winter riding

I have found that if I put my long johns on first, then socks over them, then the warm breeches, the long johns do not ride up as the socks keep them in place.
by Wicky
Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Any needlepointers here?
Replies: 7
Views: 2156

Re: Any needlepointers here?

This should be interesting! In 1974 I bought a large (?3x5) needlepoint canvas of one of the unicorn tapestries, in Brugge. I never did much on it but maybe it is time!
by Wicky
Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Cuisinart Food Processor Blade Recall
Replies: 7
Views: 2212

Re: Cuisinart Food Processor Blade Recall

Sorry for being obtuse - I did look mine up on the internet, although I couldn't imagine that it would be there, and it was. But the blade had an identifying mark of a newer model. As I thought, I have replaced the blade but the one I have is on the recall list.
by Wicky
Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Cuisinart Food Processor Blade Recall
Replies: 7
Views: 2212

Re: Cuisinart Food Processor Blade Recall

Ha! I think mine is from the 1980s, and I am getting a new blade! I actually think that the blade I have is a replacement - I think the plastic broke years ago.
by Wicky
Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dye from blue jeans
Replies: 8
Views: 2368

Re: Dye from blue jeans

I have a black pair with some black leather (a black leather dragon outlined in red thread). The black is rubbing off as well, but it says not to wash, just to dry clean.

The girl with the bleeding dragon patch jeans.
by Wicky
Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:40 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Great sheet/blanket sale
Replies: 16
Views: 3275

Re: Great sheet/blanket sale

Damn. I need sheets and blankets for my bed. My mind went down another path!
by Wicky
Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: first chemo done
Replies: 32
Views: 6612

Re: first chemo done

Great!
by Wicky
Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What's for dinner? Thanksgiving Edition
Replies: 20
Views: 3765

Re: What's for dinner? Thanksgiving Edition

This year I did the dark meat as a confit, so the skin went in with it. I took the (seasoned) breast skin off the light meat and baked it in the oven for 45 minutes at 400 between two pieces of parchment paper and two baking sheets. Was pretty good.
by Wicky
Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What's for dinner? Thanksgiving Edition
Replies: 20
Views: 3765

Re: What's for dinner? Thanksgiving Edition

Turkey sous vide, with the skin roasted in the oven at the last minute. Vegetarian stuffing for cousin in law. Green beans with onions and mushrooms. Cranberry, pear and ginger sauce. Salad and sweet potato with marshmallows (for stepdad) and mashed potatoes from cousin. And pumpkin and pecan pie fr...
by Wicky
Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The feathered crew
Replies: 15
Views: 3513

Re: The feathered crew

Sounds as if you "just" :roll: :roll: have pain. I had pain, cord compression and mild weakness and altered reflexes. Mine was also due to an old injury - being hit on the cheek by a baseball bat as a kid. My first surgery was when I was 47 or so. They did not have artificial discs, so the...
by Wicky
Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Breast Cancer Spin-Off, Who's had it?
Replies: 30
Views: 6962

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

My mom, about 25 years ago. She is now 99.
by Wicky
Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The feathered crew
Replies: 15
Views: 3513

Re: The feathered crew

They are lovely! And your pictures are fantastic.

I have had two cervical fusions. Back to doing whatever I want. Peyton Manning has had three fusions. What are your plans??

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