Wednesday, February 26, 2014

March 2014 Program Information and More!


Hello Herbies!

OK, I was wrong about the March program. It will be "Grow Some Lemongrass" presented by Cindy Meredith and Linda Collins. So our next meeting is Wednesday March 12 at 10:00 at the usual location.

Pam Wheat-Stranahan will give her program at the April 9 program on "Native American Uses of Plants".

Hope to see everyone soon!


Hey Herbies!

Boy what do you think about this weather? Ugh! One day it's in the 80's and the next in the 40's! I know that we are all ready for some nice weather so we can get out in our yards and play in the dirt!


OK, I got it wrong. Pam will give her program at the April 9 program on "Native American Uses of Plants."

OK, told you I wasn't thinking clearly. I think I know the March program but let me double check and get back to you.

This is what I orginally posted:

OK, I've been out of commission (see message below), and I don't have the exact title of next month's Rockport Herb & Rose Study Group program, but it is to be given by Pam Wheat-Stranahan and will be about herbs and foods used by the Native Americans. Sounds fascinating to me! So our next meeting is Wednesday March 12 at 10:00 at the usual location, i.e. ACISD Maintenance Department (Formerly Rockport Elementary), 619 N. Live Oak Street, Room 14, Rockport, Texas.

Also I want to let you all know that I've been working with Carol Krank from the Botanical Gardens. Right now it's Cindy and me giving a program on "Culinary Herbs 101: Growing, Harvesting and Using" on Saturday April 26 from 10:00 to noon! Carol said that the public wants to know more about culinary herbs, so culinary herbs it is. Anyone interested in working with us, let me know. Also if you just want a ride over, let me know and you can ride with me.

On another note, some of you know, but not all of you, about my broken foot. Oh boy it hurts like the dickens, but a pretty cast don't you think?! For those of you that don't know here is what happened:

On Wednesday February 12, I was out on our pier with my dogs. FooFooToo, my 9-pound Maltese, is going blind but she must be totally blind now because she fell off the pier. It's a good fall, but with the tide being out it was even further. I didn't even think about the tide being so low and jumped into about 18" of water rather than the normal 3' to 4' depending on the time of year i.e. summer. Oh my it hurt when I landed and was in the water for about 15 minutes until Terry saw me. James Fox told me that temps in the bays are in the 40's. A ramp has been talked about but is going to happen now. James gave me the name of a person that can do some work for us on our pier.

I went to the Urgent Care Center immediately. They took X-rays read them, sent them immediately to Houston for a second opinion and concluded it was a straight line break in the heel. Then early Friday about 3:00 am I had Terry call 911 because the pain was so bad that I knew I was getting ready to go into shock. The ambulance driver literally tried to talk me out of going to the ER saying that it wasn't that bad! Oh boy, I maintained my temper and told him that I had two kids natural birth, a broken pelvis and a broken ankle and that I know what shock is. Take me to the hospital! So we went to the ER in Corpus where they took more X-rays and said the same thing about my foot being broken. The doctor also gave me a strong shot of Dilaudid which helped me sleep until noon.

A week ago today, I went to my orthopedic surgeon in Houston that I used the last time I broke my ankle. He ordered more X-rays and decided surgery is not necessary. He put a cast on me and I go back next Wednesday, March 5 to have the cast removed, more X-rays and then he will decide what needs to be done. Hopefully it's healing OK, and I'll be able to use a boot.
The good thing, if that is possible LOL, is that my little dog is OK. She wouldn't have lasted long in that cold weather. So alls well that ends well!
So I hope to see everyone in two weeks at our next meeting!

Great Gardening,

Linda T. Collins
Rockport Herb & Rose Study Group
Post Office Box 1988
Rockport, TX 78381
361-729-6037 (Land)
713-582-2268 (Cell)
361-729-6058 (Fax)

 My kitty thinks my cast is a scratching post!  LOL! 


Anonymous said...

Did you take the cast off?Hope you feel better and dont have any pain.

Herbie said...

Casts is off, but I have a boot on for a few more weeks. Feeling better every day!