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Ziggysmom's Journal
Ziggysmom's Journal
October 4, 2023

Cat Sons Order Chicken Stripper

August 12, 2023

Anyone into antique photographs? I collect Gutta Percha items, jewelry and picture frames.

Many of the early frames and cases contain daguerreotype photographs. I love the ethereal qualities of those photos very much.

I was given a link by my daughter who is an antique dealer, featuring a photographer using old daguerreotype photography techniques. He really impressed me, and I want to share his story 😊. He also creates amazing images on leaves with a chlorophyll printing process, in which photographic images appear embedded in leaves through the action of photosynthesis.

His name is Binh Danh, and you can learn about him in this article and video.


September 12, 2021

Does anyone grow plantsunder LED lights indoors? I grow gesneriads, Hoyas and impatiens. The Hoyas

spend summer on my deck outside. I have about 20 different Hoyas now, and I'm amazed at how expensive all "Popular" houseplants have become recently. I've seen silver Hoyas and variegated Monstera plants where bidding on eBay reached hundreds of dollars.
I'd love to hear from other plant lovers regarding how you grow and what your favorite houseplants are!

A few pics of my babies.

August 1, 2021

Are there any power wheelchair and portable oxygen concentrator users on DU?

I'm looking for any advice you can share regarding companies or models you recommend, or those to avoid. Insurance and cost is not a factor. We already know Medicare won't cover the power chair unless you need it in your home. My husband is able to walk fine, just not long distances and he is on O2 continuously. WC Portability using our RAV4 is needed, too.

My husband has pulmonary hypertension and COPD, and I'm looking for ways to get out and enjoy life more. Just a damn baseball game or walk in the park would mean so much. He hates being pushed in a manual chair. Since he cannot fly anymore, we want to focus on little day trips closer to home. Any suggestions about accessible things to see or do in Wisconsin and bordering states are welcome, too.

Thanks in advance to any suggestions! I love how DU is like an extended family. ❤️❤️

April 1, 2021

Walmart really sucks! Went to my Covid vaccine appointment today.

Had their confirmation email for the appointment I made a week ago, it even specified it would be for Pfizer vaccine. Took time off work for a 2:00 appointment slot, checked in at the pharmacy and then they told me there was a scheduling error and no vaccine was available! There were several other folks waiting to check in after me, too.
The pharmacist told me he could schedule me for the following Wednesday for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
They had my name, address, phone number, email and even insurance information.
Why the hell couldn’t they call and tell me there was no vaccine that day??
They wanted people to come in anyway hoping we’d buy some crap in their shitty ass store!

I had not been to Walmart in years, gave them a chance and they failed again. NEVER AGAIN!

Profile Information

Gender: Female
Hometown: WI
Home country: USA
Current location: SE WI
Member since: Sat Sep 29, 2018, 10:17 AM
Number of posts: 3,462

About Ziggysmom

Lover of animals, currently owned by 2 cats. Former nurse, current IT Analyst and full time caregiver. Extreme plant hoarder and lover of Hoyas. Introvert - I avoided people long before Covid.
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