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Geri (geejay) -
Subject: March - Eirinn go Brach and Happy Easter!
Date Posted: 3/1/2016 3:24 PM ET
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That mean Ireland for Eternity or Ireland until the Day of Judgment

I'm reading Wouldn't it be Deadly / D E Ireland

 



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Date Posted: 3/1/2016 5:12 PM ET
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Well, I never knew what that meant, thanks Geri!

I've been reading some Thrush Green novels, which aren't mysteries, but I got 'Florist Grump' by Kate Collins today, the latest Flower Shop mystery, so Thrush Green may be deserted for awhile.  :)

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Date Posted: 3/1/2016 5:16 PM ET
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Oh, I have Florist Gump too!

Date Posted: 3/1/2016 11:54 PM ET
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Well I have been wondering all day where everyone was!!!!  Now I have found you.

Geri  --  I am happy your implant(s) went well.  Thanks for the tip on the Violets book!!

Worked this morning on getting my tax stuff in order.  Yesterday I had to go to "Zurich" (unfinished house) and climb around on stuff in the garage to find my file cabinets to get all of the things I had in my tax file for 2015 up until October when I moved.  Now I have to get all of the things that have arrived since I have been here.  I am usually very organized in this process and have all my medical expenses, charitable stuff, etc. put together in date order etc.  I am hoping to finish it off tomorrow so that I can get it to the tax man.  Will probably have to file an extension, but need to have some idea of what I may owe in order to put a check with the extension filing!!!!

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Date Posted: 3/2/2016 6:53 AM ET
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Becky, don't order Violets, when I've finished it I'll pass it on to you. 

Wouldn't you know last night my chin decided to give me what for and I had to take a pain pill to get some sleep.  I look like I've gone several rounds with someone.  Almost my entire chin is black.  Not a mixture of colors, black and a little numb!  And, I have an appointment I can't change!  And, it snowed last night.  Anf I want to hide in the house.  crying'

Oh, and our bud Mary P is okay.  She got hooked on NetFlix and hasn't been reading!

I'm now reading Florist Grump.  Yesterday receiveed four books too!   yes

 

 

Date Posted: 3/2/2016 9:25 AM ET
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I worked on our taxes yesterday and got them filed.  Usually not much to ours as we have hardly any deductions.

I finished reading Thin Ice: A Novel (Men of Valor) :: Irene Hannon Monday night.  Her books are usually good reads but follow a formula. Guy meets girl in first of book, instant attraction, mystery happens where they can't date until after it is solved since one of them most of the time is some type of law enforcement. Girl gets in danger but happy ending all around except for bad guy.

I will probably get back to reading Scene of the Brine by Mary Ellen Hughes. I had set it aside last week after starting to read a library book that was due.

Date Posted: 3/2/2016 8:09 PM ET
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Just finished The Counterfeit Lady (Victorian Bookshop #2) by Kate Parker.  I really enjoyed it and felt it was very good except for the ending.  Almost felt as if the author got that far and said "okay, I'm done" and whoosh it was over. Good thing though, I didn't figure out who the spy was at all.  That one was a surprise to me.  (Not that I didn't figure it out, just who it was).  Kinda anticlimatic after the rest of the story.  Not only was this one a HF, but my next one up is also--Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner.  I loved A Fall of Marigolds, so hope this one is as good.  

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 3/3/2016 2:36 AM ET
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Finished Florist Grump / Kate Collins.  I'm going to began reading a new series Kernal of Truth / Kristi Abbott.  Popcorn!

On Kindle The Spirit is Willing / Max McCoy paranormal since it has ghosts, it's historical taking place in Dodge after the Civil War.  Murder on Wheels / Lynn Cahoon #6 in the series.

Today my face is swollen and warm towels for 20 minutes is the suggestion.  The bruising has now traveled down from my mouth almost to my collar bones!  I'm not leaving the house!  I had to yesterday and people were asking me if I was okay.  One person thought I had fallen and another said I hope you filed charges!  Next time I go out will be my return trip to the surgeon.

Reading quite a bit between naps. 

Date Posted: 3/3/2016 8:26 AM ET
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Oh my Geri! I hate to hear this since it's keeping you in the house and you don't want to go out. Did they give a clue about this happening when you had the procedure?

I'm going to start reading Plague Land by S D Sykes.

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Date Posted: 3/3/2016 10:20 AM ET
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Jeanne, I have a sheet of instructions and there it is, bruising, swelling and all the nasties that are now happening and what to do!  It says the swelling will occur 48-72 hours AFTER surgery.  Snuck up on me.

I wish I would have looked at the back of the silly page sooner.  It has foods to eat on the front and what to do on the back.  Do I have a volunteer to come and cook something for me?  That's the most difficult.  I simply have no energy.  I'm sending you a picture.  You can share because I don't know how to get it from my phone to here. 

Date Posted: 3/3/2016 10:36 AM ET
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Let's see if this comes out Geri. My gosh, you really do have a bruise there!

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Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 3/3/2016 11:15 AM ET
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Jeanne, nope didn't work for me.

Date Posted: 3/3/2016 11:40 AM ET
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It's showing on my screen..... let's see if anyone else can see it. You poor thing. Now I'm really happy that I didn't have that implant - LOL!

What browser are you using? I have Google Chrome.



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Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 3/3/2016 12:52 PM ET
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I use Firefox, Chrome doesn't agree with this darn laptop,  :)  A couple of people I know have had implants and they can't believe what I look like.  If I had a mustache a bit of Fu Manchu. 

My snow guy was just here and said he had the same thing when he had wisdom teeth pulled.  The bruising and swelling.  Got the swelling down with a warm moist heat. 



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Date Posted: 3/3/2016 9:32 PM ET
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No photo for me either.  I think I can do Chrome on my laptop, but I do not really like it.  Once I started Firefox I did not use Google very much at all.  Still occasionally use Internet Explorer on occasion.

Still working on "A Quiet Life in the Country" (a Lady Hardcastle book).  The book consists of 3 different stories --- cannot decide if they are "short" or not.  Did not think I would enjoy the format, but it is really okay.  Free with Kindle Unlimited.

We are only opened at the store on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Thursday used to be a really dead day and I could get everything unpacked, steamed, priced and hung up.  Today and last Saturday have been so busy --- I have gotten nothing done.  If this keeps up, I will need to work part of Wednesday to do all of the back of the house work!!!  Suppose that is a good thing.

Geri --- your swelling and bruising sound really rough.  David had one implant and he really had no repercussions at all that I can remember.  How many did you have at one time????



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Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 3/4/2016 6:48 AM ET
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Jeanne, I can copy the picture to the computer but simply can not get it here!  I tried doing a link too.

Marla, I had two implants.  One at each corner of my mouth and I'll have a bridge covering the bottom front teeth.  I was good until yesterday.  The bruising is kind of funny, I went grocery shopping Wednesday and one lady asked me if I fell and another said I hope you filed charges!  Yesterday was a tough day.  The bottom half of my face swelled, the bruises are now fading back to red yesterday they were black.  My chin was achy and tightened up.  I was popping pain meds every six hours and sleeping in my chair or in bed.  Didn't really have the strength or energy to make myself anything to eat.  Good thing I have Ensure in the house.

I read Kernel of Truth even though I knew who dunit.  Rotten person! 

Now reading The Alpine Zen / Mary Daheim.  I wonder if the series will go beyond Z.  AA?  Working title on the next Alpine Alpha so double letters.  Phew!



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Date Posted: 3/4/2016 7:35 AM ET
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I'm reading The Diamond Caper by Peter Mayle. Enjoying it so far. Still stuck in the middle of The Gigolo Murder. I'm usually a one book at a time person. Not making progress on my challenge - reread a bunch of Judge Dee, Phyrne Fisher and Peter Whimsy - oldies mood I guess. Does anyone read the Faith Fairchild series? Got one yesterday (not the first) and don't know whether to read it or just post it to my multiples.

Geri, in order to post a picture on PBS, it has to be on the internet, not just your computer or phone. PITA, but there it is. You need to have a Photobucket account or something. Then you copy it to Photobucket (or whatever), and then - finally you can share. Long way around, but to my knowledge, that's the only way. 

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 3/4/2016 7:44 AM ET
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Jodi the Faith Fairchild are nice cozies.  Should be read in order because, at least at the beginning, they develop.  I've stopped reading them so can't hep you with later books.

Thanks for the photo advice.  Can you post my lovely picture?  You lost me somewhere in the photoshop.    crying

Date Posted: 3/4/2016 9:11 AM ET
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See if this comes out so everyone can see it.....

 

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Date Posted: 3/4/2016 9:35 AM ET
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Here is our friend Geri, with the partial Fu Manchu post implants! After black to blue to red, green and yellow (and no, looking at pictures doesn't count for the rainbow challenge!), she'll be back to her beautiful self!

That took awhile, couldn't find the cord to connect the phone to the computer, then it didn't recognize it, so I emailed it from the phone to myself and copied it to photobucket. Hopefully it will now be visible.

Date Posted: 3/4/2016 4:38 PM ET
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You poor thing!  Had no idea that implants created that sort of problem.  Since I can acquire a bruise just walking past the edge of a table, heaven only knows what I would look like if I went through that!!!

I read somewhere...as ususal, can't remember where...that Mary Daheim was going to continue the Alpine series.  Don't know if she is going to do double letters, numbers or what.

Read Baja Florida/Bob Morris...the last, I think, of his Zack Chasteen series.  These have been fun.  Despite the title it is set in the Bahamas.

And, a perfectly horrid cozy...Shoe Done It/Grace Carroll.  It almost rivals the last terrible one I read.  In this one MC works in an upscale clothing boutique in San Francisco.  A customer has to have a pair of shoes she saw in Vogue, only available from a shop in Florida.  Boutique owner sends MC to Florida to get the shoes.  Customer had put down a deposit, but when she came to pick them up doesn't have the rest of the money so she grabs the shoes and runs out of the shop.  Without this money, the shop may not make it (huh?).  So MC goes to the customer's house to try to get the shoes back.  No one answers the door, so she finds a ladder and climbs up to a second story window.  Customer opens the window and pushes the ladder away.  MC comes to some hours later in the hospital.  Customer is later found murdered with the shoes missing.  And, that's just the beginning!  MC has gotten a fortune cookie and spends as much time asking everybody what the fortune means as she does solving the murder.  Plus, she has three boyfriends.  Wouldn't have finished it except it did work for the Cozy Challenge. 

Date Posted: 3/4/2016 5:28 PM ET
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Jeez..while I was futzing to get it, Jeanne beat me! Just noticed that - duh!

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Finished The Diamond Caper by Peter Mayle. Obviously a challenge book, but I will look for more as it is a series and this was book 4, which I didn't know when I got it.

Date Posted: 3/4/2016 10:49 PM ET
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Ohhhh, ouchie Geri!! I hope your colorful face isn't as sore as it looks and that it's all healed up soon.

I am still reading (from February's list) A Small Death in the Great Glen by A.D. Scott in print, about halfway through now. It's very good, set in 1950's highlands of Scotland so counts as a historical I think. This is one for the bonus category to clear the shelves of 3 mysteries that you've had for a year or more. In audio, I just downloaded Whispers Under Ground by Ben Aaronovitch (#3 Peter Grant paranormal mystery) from the library for the "paranormal" category in the challenge and I'm really looking forward to it--I absolutely loved the first two books in this series and part of it is that the reader just NAILS the narration! Also from the library for my Kindle,  A Moorland Hanging by Michael Jecks (#3 Medieval West Country mystery) for the "read a book by an author you tried before and didn't care for." I'll give it a go...I read the first couple in this series a few years ago and just found them too dry and uninteresting but someone likes them, obviously, as there are 20+ books in the series now!

Cheryl

Date Posted: 3/4/2016 11:11 PM ET
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Oh my goodness Geri --- that really looks painful.  If you stand on your head will the bruising flow the other way??? (hee hee)  Keep drinking your Ensure so you do not get weak on top of colorful.

Too tired from work to read more than about 2 pages.  This evening Misty (cousin) had a craft class for 22 ladies at one of the Baptist churches in town so I stuck around to help wash brushes, etc. etc.  Did not get home until after 9:00 p.m. and went in at 9:30 a.m.  My poor old ankle was really swollen, as I was on my feet nearly all day.  Usually I do not get involved in the "craft" portion of the boutique, but it was all hands on deck tonight.  Assume I will get about the same number of pages read tonight.  Actually if any of you do Facebook the boutique has a page where you can see the clothings, the crafts, etc.  The name of the boutique is 4 Tons of Blessings Craft Boutique.  I have a Facebook page, or whatever one calls it, but do not spend much time there.  However, it is a fabulous tool for free advertising for the business.

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