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Congratulations!, roses…and viagra.

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Congratulations to Michael’s brother, Mark, and his wife, Natalie, on their beautiful baby boy, Nicolas, born this morning at 8:45.

He is probably the most gorgeous newborn baby boy that I’ve ever seen, bless his little heart. At 4.05kg and 53cm he is a nice sturdy size. In the photo that we saw he looks so serene and content. I can’t wait to see him for real.

Natalie had a lot of pain earlier so she is in my thoughts and prayers. Hoping she feels much better tomorrow.

I think we are all going to have a lot of fun with little Nicolas still. He’s only just been born but you can tell he is going to be a real character. It’s high time we had a baby in the family again, I think he is going to be spoilt by the lot of us! 🙂

In other news, it is raining, raining, raining ’round these parts. Everything is wet and soggy (including the dog, who insists on jumping on the couch every chance she gets). On that note, I just noticed two strands of dog-hair on the computer keyboard. How did they get here??

I can’t make up my mind if all this rain is good for my rose bushes. On the one hand, roses are very thirsty plants and like a lot of water. (After all, isn’t England known for her roses? And they sure do get a lot of rain there.) On the other hand, I can’t see that it can be good for them to be so waterlogged. Believe me, it’s ankle-deep out there and the rain is showing no sign of abating. It’s gentle but consistent.

I’ll freak out if I have to write off my 20 freakin’ rose bushes! That’s right, I’m up to 20 already. Just added Satchmo and Peace to my collection. Space is seriously running out  now, lol.

Actually, I reckon the rain will do the lot of them good (even if there is a slight drainage problem here). I think they think they are in heaven and are just lapping it up, because every morning when I go out there, there are a whole lot of new buds. There is just something magical about rain-water.

Our camera’s batteries are kaput so I couldn’t take photo’s today which is a pity because things are looking real colourful. Will have to get new batteries pronto.

The next roses that I buy will all be of the kind that are known for their scent. I already have a couple of  nice-smelling ones. The Double-Delight is heralded by some as the best smelling rose in the world. And then there’s the Red ‘n Fragrant, whose name speaks for itself. The next one I buy will be Sheila’s Perfume which, apart from having this heavenly fragrance, is also a stunningly beautiful rose. Then there’s one called Fragrant Hour, and another called Scentimental. (Geddit?) As luck would have it, there is just about space left for three bushes to be slotted in next to each other.

I can just imagine this heady cloud of rosy fragrance hanging over my garden 😉

Learnt something interesting today on the rose site which I frequent:

A smidgen of Viagra (no less) in the water of your cut flowers (roses in particular, I believe) makes them last for a good week longer than they would have otherwise. Keeps the stems stiff, I guess, hehe. Seriously, they did scientific studies on it in Jerusalem.

Many uses, has viagra. Apparently, among other things, it is really good for jet-lag. Something to do with fiddling with the body clock, didn’t read the whole article.

Then (and this piqued my interest) the latest studies are showing that viagra may have a beneficial effect on MS. May slow down disease progression, which is a definite, definite step in the right direction. It seems to improve blood circulation through the blood-brain-barrier to the brain, (according to MRI scans) which is reputedly a problem in MS. This may be in the pipeline for future treatments.

I think it would be kind of a hoot if doctors started prescribing viagra to people with MS to slow down their disease progression. Imagine if viagra turned out to be the big cure we have been waiting for. Little blue pill = no more MS!

Hopefully Fingolimod will fulfil its early promise and I can keep taking that instead though 😉 It is working out really well for me.

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Written by Maggie

January 29, 2009 at 12:23 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Congrats to your brother and sister in law 🙂

    Laura

    January 29, 2009 at 5:43 am

  2. Yes, thank you for not sharing more detail about how it affects you 😉
    However, there are so many things that we don’t know. Like that.

    Nicolas is SO gorgeous. I can’t wait till the end of Feb so that we can see him again.

    supermom

    January 30, 2009 at 2:05 pm

  3. Очень жаль, что на английском. Мой переводчик плохо переводит, но смысл я уловил.
    Спасибо.

    Niff

    January 30, 2009 at 6:46 pm

  4. I hope Michael enjoyed the show

    Wenchy

    February 1, 2009 at 3:38 pm

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    February 12, 2009 at 5:32 pm

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