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RE:WELCOME TO JULY CHAT
(Date Posted:07/13/2015 8:24 PM)


You worry way too much about your appearance, you always look good. You should see me. I tried to take a pic with my web cam, that I finally got working and now it is not again.  Because I was so warm I have a headband to keep my hair back and a butterfly style clip holding up the rest.  I look horrid.

Louann came over for lunch today.  She picked up Taco Bell, but got my order wrong.  Oh well, lol.  I enjoyed my time with her and she clipped my toenails while she was here.  She commented how long they were and I said yeah, I need to get Suz to cut them and she said she would do it.  She also brought me 3 Georgia peaches.

Then around 4 Suz popped in to use the bathroom.  But sat for a while and told me about Jordan.  His probation was revoked. He will be in jail 6-9 months.  I am glad. He wanted his dad to get a lawyer, but they cannot afford one and he made his bed, now he has to lie in it. They will pay for a public defender who might be able to get the jail time reduced.  I would not even do that. So he will be in jail over Christmas again and for his 21st birthday.  I hope they do not get him time off.  He needs to learn something from this.  I told Suz that they should set a certain amount that they will put in his account and phone each month. (I would not put any) If he uses it up before the month is over, he has to wait for the next month.  She said nothing.  I wanted to scream at her to stop enabling him.  But it would just be to deaf ears so I let it go.

At about 5 pm I gave in and closed up the house and turned the AC on.  2 days in a row of 85 and humid was killing me. Now I am nice and cool.  I was so warm I did not want to make supper.  I ended up putting tuna salad on crackers.  Just too warm to cook.

I do like that pic of Mike.  He looks a bit constipated, lol.  He certainly perked up when he got his food.  I know your drink size is just a distortion of distance.  I think drinking that big a martini would put you under the table.

My main reason for Prime was the 2 days shipping also.  Though when I look at an item it tells me I can get it by Wed but when I checkout it says Thur and it is and that 2 days is once it is processed and ready to ship.  Sometimes it says the item will take longer than 2 days upfront.  My moms cord for her iPad was not working...exposed wire area.  So I said for her to take mine and I would use hers and get one from Amazon in 2 days. So we did that. The one she had would still work in the right position.  So I ordered one with 2 day ship. and it came and it did not work for mine.  I reread it and it was for iPad Air.  I do not know how I missed that.  So then I ordered again and paid for 1 day shipping for 3.15.  That was great and the price was right. So I will get mine back when she returns and the new one she can have.  Mine has an extra long cord and she has an apple extension for hers.
Well, that's it for me.  Chat with you tomorrow.
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RE:WELCOME TO JULY CHAT
(Date Posted:07/14/2015 7:45 AM)



Good Morning.
  
Darn!  I've been awake since 4:30.  I finally gave up and got up. GRUMBLE.
Nothing newsy to share.  We're going to be in the mid-80s today, so it should be a pretty day. 
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Mike knew I posted 'that' picture of him, and I suspect he thought all my friends would feel sorry for him and offer a "Poor Mikey".  I told him what you said, and burst his bubble ~~ LOL   I would hope that might cure him of his "poor pitiful Mike poses", but I suspect not.  HA-HA!

I'm so glad that you got some company, first Louann and then Suz!  Fun.


I'm not surprised that Jordan got his parole revoked, but my gosh that's a long time in jail.  I had hoped he would take the last time as a serious warning and turn his life around.  It sounded for a bit like he was.   At least no new charges?  Revoking his parole is enough punishment ~ and he didn't really do anything with the 14 year old, right?   I'm sure you must want to just smack him upside the head.  

I'm glad you turned the AC on!  Closing the house up and having it on may help keep it cooler even when it isn't running.   Tuna salad on crackers sounds pretty good to me.  

I did look at the Opera link you gave me. I am addicted to Puccini and I found three of my favorite Puccini operas on the first two pages. I didn't take the time to play any of them all the way through, but I did listen to a bit of each in different spots.  Madama Butterfly is maybe my favorite opera, but this version only got 2.5 stars, and when I played a bit, I agreed.   The other two favorites each got four stars, and I think either might be ok for you to watch.  Live opera is different. Maybe you get caught up in just being there, but when you can't be there, we have loved our DVDs.  I just so wish you would enjoy it as we do, and I fear you might not.  How silly of me.  If you don't, you don't and you will be a bit the wiser for having at least watched a bit of an opera.

My co-favorite, with Mme Butterfly is La Boheme and the version that is streaming looks good to me.  It says it has closed captioning but I couldn't make it work on my laptop.  I really think being able to read what is happening would enhance your enjoyment.  I've seen La Boheme so many times, live and on DVD that I don't need it.  I know what's happening.  Without knowing, you might not like it so much.  

Tosca is also lovely, and on that one the closed captioning did work for me, so if you can't get into La Boheme, try Tosca.  

I'm trying not to write 15 pages on my own and Mike's experiences and bore you to death ~ Ha.  I will just share some synopsis I found of the three  Operas.  I think I might pass on this Mme Butterfly, at least for now if I were you.

La Boheme
http://classicalmusic.about.com/od/opera-synopses-l-thru-z/qt/La-Boheme-Synopsis.htm

Tosca
http://classicalmusic.about.com/od/opera/qt/Tosca-Synopsis.htm

Madama Butterfly
http://classicalmusic.about.com/od/opera/qt/Madama-Butterfly-Synopsis.htm

BTW, don't forget what Buggs Bunny said in "What's Opera".   "Ehhh, what did you expect, a happy ending?  It's Opera!"  ;-)  


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RE:WELCOME TO JULY CHAT
(Date Posted:07/14/2015 10:15 PM)

 

A day from hell! Mom fell in Arkansas. 
She was getting out of the bathtub and fell and hit her head and her right shoulder as she fell.  Huge goose egg on her head.  Off to the ER.  X-rays and CT scan of head...everything ok that way.  Horrible headache and her rt. arm in a sling as the shoulder really hurts.  Now she cannot use her walker or get out of a chair on her own.  If  not better by Thursday, they will not be going to Kentucky.  I pray she can go.  I worry that with the sibs all being between 81 and 86 that she needs to see them.  Someone may be gone before another year rolls around.  I was so upset when I heard about the fall and had not heard the results yet...and then a package arrived.  I had forgotten that when I was upset Friday and was ordering a new cord on Amazon that I ordered a box of chocolates.  I sat and ate the whole box.  As I hit the 2nd layer I really was not even enjoying them any more, but I could not stop.  I wrote my mom on facebook that I wanted her to call me and talk to me so that I could hear from her how she was.   She actually sounded great on the phone. Suz said it was probably because she is finally getting some attention and that could be true.  Before this my impression was that she was not having a good time.  Praying she gets to see her sibs and could use a little help on that prayer front please.

So then Suz stops in this evening with the girls....Bella and Daisy, the dogs.  Telling me Bella is ill and not really eating. So I am worried now about that.  I should have known she did not stop by for no reason as she then asked if I had cash and wanted to borrow $20.00.  Now I only kept out $40.00 for the 2 weeks thinking I would probably just maybe order for 2x so that would be plenty.  So my food from Taco Bell with Louann was just $5.00.  Then Chris next door borrowed $5.00.  Now Suz took $20.00 and will pay me back Friday.  So I figured she owed me and asked her to take my laundry home and do it and bring it back.  She acted funny about it but she did it. So I have $10.00 left and Louann calls and says Nan is coming in Fri will pick me up at 2:30 and we will start in on Season 3 of Mr. Selfridge.  I said A ok with me.  We will probably do A&W so $10 will be enough for that and then I am broke...but only have Sat and Sun left to survive.  I will have to make a grocery list for Suz to get me stuff for the next week for mom and I. I see all her juice and stuff is out.  I better start the list so I do not miss anything.

So that was my day.  It was nicer out today but I left the air on.  I breath so much better and have not been coughing as much.

As far as Jordan goes, I do not think there was anything sexual going on between them...I sure hope not.  Just the hiking and the drugs.  I guess the girl is quite wild.  They met her dad as she had left stuff in the car and he came to get it. So his comments lead them to believe she was more than a handful. If I had been in I would have told them to tell Jordan to stay away from his daughter.  Who wants a 14 yo girl hanging around a 20 yo boy?  No one should that's who!

The sad ending of Opera's will be hard for me as I am a "Happy Ending" kind of girl, lol.  I will treat myself to one tomorrow.  I forgot to check if they were free.  I hope so.

Well, that's it for me.  Still have not made any new tags but am on my 3rd book, lol.

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RE:WELCOME TO JULY CHAT
(Date Posted:07/15/2015 8:37 AM)



Good Morning
It looks to be another bright, bright sunshiney day here in Colorful Colorado today, but not quite as hot ~ low 80s.  I'll take it.

I did get a tiny bit of work done yesterday for a change: laundry folded, Budget Book finished and put away, some Birthday Messages and emails sent and a few other little things.  Why do I even mention such small things?  Because they are more than I have BEEN accomplishing ~ sad to say.  

Any thoughts about the Iran "deal"?  How about Planned Parenthood selling aborted baby parts, carefully 'not crushing' the parts that they are going to sell?   (Putting my blinders on and walking away humming "Gonna be a bright, bright, sunshiney day", hopefully.)

Birthday Celebration #2 tonight ~ Have an email invitation to enjoy a Birthday discount at White Fence Farm, and I see leftovers in my future for tomorrow, too. ;-)
I can imagine how you felt learning your mom had fallen and possibly hurt herself badly when you are so far away.  All you can do is sit and worry until you get to talk to her.  I'm so glad she sounded good when you did.  Of course I will say a prayer or six for her!  I really hope she can go on to Kentucky and see all of her siblings!

Oooh, being "trapped" at home with no cash ~ not good.  Not good at all!   Is Suz good about paying back what she borrows? Is Chris???  How will you give her the money to do your shopping?  Oh, dear.  Now I have to worry!

I'm so glad you are leaving the Air on!   I'm also glad you are getting out with Louann and Nan on Friday!  

Sadly (no pun intended) most Operas end tragically.  I just wanted you to be forewarned.  There are a few that are funny, but most ~ not so much.  I still hope you can enjoy it, but if not at least you will have an idea.   As Edward said to Vivian in 'Pretty Woman' ~ "People's reactions to opera the first time they see it is very dramatic; they either love it or they hate it. If they love it, they will always love it. If they don't, they may learn to appreciate it, but it will never become part of their soul".

I played parts of the three Operas I thought you might be interested in and they wee streaming with no charge.

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RE:WELCOME TO JULY CHAT
(Date Posted:07/15/2015 7:09 PM)


Well, mom says she is going to Kentucky, with or without Diane.  Diane is saying she is not taking her unless she will wear Depends.  I have been trying to get her to wear those  for a long time.  So this will be a good thing and she is working hard on making sure she is able to go.  
I forgot about the Opera's so that may be what I will watch later tonight.  Never anything much on late any more.
Well Carole and Gloria were on again for tomorrow night but now they are off again.  Carole called from the fair and said her granddaughter will be showing her cow at that time tomorrow so we have to wait.  It is just as well. I was not in the mood for any of Carole's political or religious bull crap.  I love her, but she is soooooo narrow minded and she loves an argument and when we say we do not want to fight or argue with her she says we are just having a conversation.  But the point is, she gets a bit insulting and cruel with her remarks and has brought Gloria to tears a few times.  She seems to think just saying you are sorry is ok, but once something is said, it can never be taken back...it is always out there.
Anyhoo, lol.  I say this a lot, don't I?  Looking forward to Friday and watching Mr. Selfridge season 3. No idea what out supper plans will be but already asked Louann that is I do not have enough if she could cover for me and I would write her a check.  But, I have $10 left so that should work.  Suz takes me checkbook and writes a check from it.  She has never had any problem.
I saw the President was on today but I kept dozing off so really did not catch what all he was talking about.  The one time that I was trying to concentrate I had no clue from what he was saying to be able to tell what it was about.  So what's up with the Iraq thing?  I have not heard anything about PP selling baby parts.  What the hell???
That White Fence Farm looks awesome.  Do you do any of the other things there...like the gift shop? LOL  I am glad you are making your birthday week happen.
Josh came by today and took out the trash and recycling and then took the cans out to the curb.  He gave me his new "business card" and then signed the back for me, lol.  He is a superstar in his own mind. :)

Now I really need to make some tags, lol.
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RE:WELCOME TO JULY CHAT
(Date Posted:07/16/2015 7:24 AM)

 

Mornin' Glory.

Looks like another beautiful day in the neighborhood.  No plans for today other than to be sure we are ready for Shauna to come tomorrow morning.  I think we are, but we'll do a quick look around to be sure.  I would like to do another load of towels so I'm all caught up with the laundry, but not too much else on the agenda for today.  We took the trash and recycle bins out last night, so we have only to wait for them to be picked up and bring them back in.  They usually get the Recycle can early, but the trash can is often left until mid-afternoon.

I got a text last night from my niece Mary Ann, who is in Minneapolis looking after Jack so that Katie could go to an awards show for Minnesota Bride Magazine.  She won the "Best of the Best for 2015" award for the best Invitations from her Card Studio Paper,Rock,Scissor!   We're so proud of her!

Yesterday morning while I sat out on the porch and read and enjoyed my coffee, Mike went to the bakery and picked up my "Birthday Cake", which is really Birthday Cup Cakes!  He also bought some of their delicious biscotti, and that's what I had for breakfast when he got home.  Nuthin wrong with a nice low key birthday week ~~ or two.    

Dinner from White Fence Farm was good, as always, and (you know this is my favorite part) it will keep on giving because we got a bit of carry out to bring home!   The grounds really are lovely and fun ~ there is a beautiful pond with ducks and swans and a little bridge going over it, and there are play areas complete with a Tree House!  Lots of buildings housing shops and a small petting zoo. There is a sign on your way into the dining room that says something like "You may not be allowed to pray in school, but you can say grace here."  I always point that out to visitors when we take them, and some of them get very quiet, because it isn't Politically Correct ~ which, of course, is what we like best about it.   In one of the Country Stores, there is a pile of "Good News" paperback New Testaments, and you are invited to take one if you don't have one.  They are closed on Sundays.  

We signed up for their mailing list, and I used to get an invitation for a free dinner on my birthday.  Now I get $10 off, which is the cost a 4 piece chicken dinner USED to be when we started going.  

We can no longer walk all around the grounds, in fact the walk from the parking lot is a bit challenging, but we have our memories and when you get one of the tables by a window, you have the view of the place.  I think you'd like it.

I'm glad your mom is going on to Kentucky ~ hopefully WITH Diane.  lol.  I take it she has a little leakage problem ~ and I won't "lol" because I don't think that would be a lot of fun.  It sounds like she must be feeling ok?

I suspect your friend Carol and I have a lot in common.  I don't think I've ever made anyone cry, because that would make ME cry.  I've gotten mad enough to cry on a few occasions, but that's another matter.  Many people cannot ALLOW anyone to have different opinions, and I find their intolerance intolerable!  (laugh)   

I didn't watch Obama's speech either.  I've read different opinions on why this is such a bad deal for the US, and why it's a good deal.  I don't know enough to have an intelligent opinion myself.  It sounds like we gave away a lot more than we got, but as I said, I don't know enough to offer an opinion.  (Mark this date on your calendar ~ Dorothy isn't opinionated ~ On this topic ~ Yet.  lol)

I am VERY opinionated on the Planned Parenthood issue. It makes me sick.  The Pro-Abortion crowd (of whom I am not one) refer to unborn babies as "tissue" or globs or something to allow them to feel comfortable with ripping the child to shreds.  It becomes hard when PP talks about being able to harvest a liver or a lung or the heart by using ultrasound to know where not to crush. I think it has to be a bit difficult to continue not recognizing that this is an unborn child when you know you are harvesting it's organs and crushing arms and legs and heads that you don't need to sell.   I won't go on because I can't pretend this is no big deal to me.  I'll go sit with Carol.  ;-)

I am crazy about Josh, you know. 

Have a happy day!

Have a  smiley19 with me!  


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RE:WELCOME TO JULY CHAT
(Date Posted:07/16/2015 8:20 PM)


Mom and Diane safely arrived in Kentucky around 6pm.  All is going well. I do not know who won, maybe both, lol.  I know that many think that we did not get the upside of the bargain, but when the reality of not accepting is war, then I guess compromising is an option. Just seems that we are always the ones giving in.

Not sure what I think about the PP issue.  I believe in the woman's choice when it comes to abortion.  Would I ever have had one? NO But I respect the right of a woman making the decision about her body.  Too many people out there with too many children they never wanted and not enough help in Social Services to help all the abused children out there.  Ignored, overlooked, beaten, starved, sexually assaulted...parents selling their children for drugs. These people should never have children. There ought to be schooling and tests for being a parent and laws making parents take them. They should also have to pass a psych exam. I am going to shut up now, as I could go on and on about this subject. And will say that I do not know a lot about how all abortions are done...well I do and find it disgusting, but, to me, if the fetus is going to be destroyed, at least some of the parts can be put to good use.  If they could save a babies life, then I am for it. I am a realist I guess. Ok, I really am going to shut up.

So what did you have to eat at White Fence Farm and what kind of decadent cupcakes did Mike get? I just saw that we have had a cupcake place open up not too far from here, but since I cannot get around it might as well be by you.  I love yummy filled cupcakes.

I do not think that you and Carole have a lot in common. She was a wild child in her youth and early married years with drinking and partying. Then they were born again and went to the dark side. She has become so narrow minded and you cannot tell her any differently. The woman loves Donald Trump!  What does that tell you?  Please do not tell me you love him too, lol. She refers to gays, etc as abominations and that they will all go to hell.  And when she saw the program coming on TLC about the transgender girl Jazz she nearly flipped. She is a good person and I love her, but I definitely do not agree with some of her ideals.

When Carole, Gloria, mom and I eat together Carole always says a prayer for us before we eat. I do love that. We even do it in restaurants and that does not bother me at all. It made me thing just now, that I do not think I have ever seen anyone praying before eating in a restaurant, but maybe I am just not looking around me, lol. Too intent on getting food, lol.

Congratulations to Mary Ann. I am so happy for her. So awesome for her to be recognized like that. It must really make her feel good about all she has accomplished. It probably will bring more work her way too. Hope she is ready for that.

So, I need to make sure I get to sleep at an earlier time than I have to as I will have things I need to do in the morning before I go to Fauska's. So looking forward to getting together, watching Selfridge and getting some good food, lol.  Friends, Food and Fun...what more can you ask for.

TGIF. no biggie, lol.  Weird as now I am getting a bit sad that my alone time is nearly gone, lol.
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RE:WELCOME TO JULY CHAT
(Date Posted:07/17/2015 3:56 PM)


Good Afternoon.  Sorry for being late.  Shauna was here all morning.  The house is beautifully clean, and I am completely exhausted ~ AND we need to go out in half an hour or so to run some errands.  This will be a quick and short post.

While Shauna was here, the lawn service was mowing or we would have gone out on the porch and had our coffee.  Way too noisy.   So then they finished, and I did go out ~~~ for about 20 minutes before our neighbors across the street had their carpet cleaned, and the noise from the truck rivaled the mowers!   I gave up.

I don't know what it is with the cats and the wee hours.  Chrystie came in and SCREAMED before 5 this morning, then settled down in her bed and went to sleep.  When we got up, I moved her bed so I could make our bed,and then I would normally take it out to the Family Room so Mike could throw it and her other little bed from there into the wash.  We wash them both when Shauna is here  She would NOT get out of her bed so I could take it into the other room  She makes sure we are awake, and then I guess her job is done and she goes back to bed and to sleep.   Aarrgghh.  

Glad your mom and Diane made it to Kentucky!

We'll have to agree to disagree about the Planned Parenthood Abortion business.  I understand what you are saying, and I am loath to inflict my values on someone else ~ even though the Abortion Crowd insists on inflicting their values on me.  To me, it's a baby, not a "choice".    There are so many people who desperately want children and can't have them, and pay fortunes to people to help them have their own child, and to others to help them adopt.  It also isn't exactly hard to avoid GETTING pregnant like it was in my mother's day.   
I vividly remember when the Abortionist Gosnell was performing late term abortions and when a child was born alive, he would cut their spinal cord with scissors and throw them in the trash.  He even joked that "that one was big enough to walk out of here on his own ~~ laugh". At least that bastard is in jail.  I find him and the people engage in these barbaric practices, pulling children's arms and legs off and crushing their skulls when they are far enough along in their development that they have been proved to be capable of feeling pain, well, I guess there isn't enough that I can say about my contempt for them.  BTW, since the great majority of aborted babies are black, do black lives NOT matter now?

Have fun with the girls and with Selfridges.   When does your mom get home?





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RE:WELCOME TO JULY CHAT
(Date Posted:07/17/2015 9:39 PM)


Just a quick note as I am just home and exhausted.

Going to read a bit and then sleep.

Will write about my day tomorrow.
 
It was a wild one.

Just want to say that I never said that black lives don't 

matter. It is sad that so many are promiscuous at such 

young ages. It makes me so sad that babies are having 

babies. And as I said, I myself would never have one.

I do not believe in late term abortion.

We will agree to disagree.

See you tomorrow.

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RE:WELCOME TO JULY CHAT
(Date Posted:07/18/2015 8:41 AM)


 

'Morning.

I'm having "issues" and they are causing me stress and diminishing my Birthday Week's pleasure. smiley74  Yesterday morning when I woke up, my eyes were filled with gummy liquid ~ I mean FILLED.  Not only were my eyes swollen and the rims red, but the actual eye looked like it was smeared with Vaseline.   I washed them and added regular eye drops, and the "Vaseline" look left for the most part, but for the entire day I had Devil Woman eyes, and looked like someone starring in a horror movie. You couldn't see any white around my eye, and the rims were red.  Scary looking.   I should have taken a picture!  It actually hurt to look ahead but have my eyes look to the right, I'm assuming because of the swelling.

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(Waiting for you to get the smart arse remarks about the Devil Woman out of your system.  Are you done, now?  Ok, so . . . )    

The allergens in the air here have been terrible, and causing all sorts of problems for lots of folks.  In addition to Scary Looking Eyes, I woke up endlessly blowing my nose, and making noises like a cross between a seal barking and a squeaky, rusty door opening when I coughed. Could not get my lungs cleared!  After Shauna left, Mike went to the store and got me some Prescription strength allergy eye drops and I put them in last night.  They last for 12 hours so I can't put them in again just yet, but this morning there was only a little bit of gummy liquid and you can actually see a bit of the whites of my eyes.  Hopefully I'm on the mend.  I also took a Claritin which dried up some of the coughing and snorting.  Such fun.

My other concern is that my blood numbers were in range but low on Thursday. (2.0)  They had been 1.6 the time before and I increased by half a pill on the days when I only take half and they bounced up to 2.5.  Now I'm back to my normal dosage.   It wouldn't be a concern except for the upcoming surgery.  They want you well in range before the surgery, and I'm concerned that if I'm low when they test me on the 4th, they will change my dosage and fix it, but I will need another blood test before surgery on the 11th, and you know what kind of nightmare I went through the last time I had surgery.  I won't go into more detail about that, but I am going to request your prayers.    The stupid surgery is causing me way more stress than it should.  I should be embarrassed to even mention it because it's really no big deal, but the last time was so miserable that I'm stressing over everything.   So there.  I just unloaded and now I'm going looking for my Big Girl panties.  (Do I HAVE any of those??)

On a happier note ~~ I'm getting backed up on the pieces of my Birthday Cake!


There were enough for each of us to have a cup cake for six days, but one day we were too full and didn't want one.  We have had the Chocolate Mocha and the Lemon Cream ~ both of which were amazingly good.  The icing is about three inches high, but it's light and fluffy rather than 'regular' icing, so you really can eat much of it ~~ as long as you eat the cupcake with a fork and don't try to just hold it in the paper wrapper in your hand to eat.  You'd get a mouthful of frosting!  

I don't know WHAT to have today, or tomorrow or  . . .   I guess you will have to help us eat them!   We still have Salted Carmel, (chocolate cup cake with salted carmel frosting); A "Bomba" (Chocolate cupcake with Bavarian Cream frosting with ganache),  A Red Velvet Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting: and then two that are not the same ~ one is Strawberry Key Lime Pie (that I think has Mike's name already on it) and a Lemon Custard that I might have to have.  Please.  Help yourself.  Enjoy!

I'm really so lucky with the cleaning because Shauna cleans BETTER than I would if I still could!  I love it.  She said she would even clean the inside of the oven or refrigerator if we wanted, and I think from time to time we will!    She cleans some things a little TOO good ~ my bedside clock which projects the time onto the ceiling at night went off in alarm mode at 6 this morning, and the one in the front room did too yesterday evening.  I was awake, but just not up so no big deal, but a bit of a shock.  lol

Have a happy day.

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Well, that seemed a totally impersonal letter...are you mad at me??  Just seems that this is your generic that you share with nothing posted directly to me.  Were you really saying that black lives don't matter to me??  I am getting a bit paranoid here. I pray I am reading way too much into this.

Thanks so much for sharing Barb's letters.  I really enjoy reading them and she is such an amazing person.  Wow, do not know what that could be with your eye.  Seeing it is in both it has to be either allergies or an infection and not an injury.  I hope with the drops and all they continue to improve.  If not come Monday you need to get into your eye doctor.  They will fit you in for something like this.  Praying for you.

Yesterday turned into a free for all.  Nan and I thought it was just going to be us and L & B (how I often refer to Louann and Bruce for future reference, lol.) Nan said she had not had a no stress, relaxing day in ages.  But it was not to be.  Just after we got there Tricia and her 2 arrived to go swimming.  It was nice to see them but she does not let us hold Sailer and Finn will not willingly come by us and as always was very naughty.  She said all week he has refused to take a nap and gets even worse when he doesn't.  Then Nerissa came with Samuel & Hayley (dog) and went out to the pool.  Then Reid came with April (dog) and went in the pool.  So then Kirstie calls and she is convinced to come after work and bring Liam.  She leaves Cooper at home to play with Nick who does not come.  She stops at A&W for our food on the way out. Then Louann'a mom Nancy came out also.  So the others all get out of the pool.  It was so noisy that I wanted to scream, it makes me so unsettled when there is that kind of noise going on.  Half of it was Finn. Tricia and kids left after eating.  Reid and dog stayed as he is working on replacing their deck.  Bruce went out to help but we still had the girls and their boys and Louann tried putting on Mr. but I said that with the intermittent child noise I could not hear so we turned it off. I was enjoying Liam as he seemed to have a fascination with me and kept coming by me to give me balls, smile, remove my oxygen and give me high fives. Samuel would not come by us. Though we did get good by kisses from boy boys. Kirstie left with Liam and Rissa stayed a little longer and then left.  Finally we could watch Mr. Selfridge.  Are you up to date on it?  I do not want to say anything that would be a spoiler. Not sure how many we actually watched.  I think the season opened was 2 hours and maybe we then saw 2 more episodes.  I could be wrong though. I am not happy to hear that the series does not have a happy ending.  Louann's mom, Nancy, must have been in the mood for company as she had already seen the episodes we were watching but she knew that coming out.  Still, all and all, it was a good time. 

Joanne told me Friday she would bring me a meal and visit this weekend, but have heard nothing from her so it probably will not happen. Suz said nothing about doing the grocery shopping so I texted her and told her I had the grocery list made (broad hint), she texted back she would get it tomorrow.  Have not seen her more that 15 min here and there in the last 2 weeks. She did give me back my $20.00 early so I had it for yesterday.  I still have $20 of my $40 left.  I ordered out from Jimmy John's tonight but they were not freakishly fast, lol.  We usually order around 5pm and have our food in 10 min.  Tonight it was a little over 30 min. But probably a busier time frame for them. Will see if by some miracle Joanne calls for tomorrow.  Still having salads each day at lunch.

This week in Wakana's group the challenges were specific extra's or snags as some refer to them. But I made us each tags from the extras too.

 I am using Mondays "Sorry for Your Loss" challenge.

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Happy Birthday to me
I'm older you see
But there are still some things I don't know
Like why does it take
A birthday to make
You wonder how little you've grown.
(with thanks to Rod McKuen)

We're planning a nice quiet day.  Mike is going to make my favorite breakfast (cheesy scrambled egg croissant) and a dinner of duck in cherry sauce for me.  In between, we may share a glass of 100 year old Grand Marnier and there might even be a present ~ or two.  There will be cupcakes.  Oh, yes, there will.  ;-)
The temperature plans to be purrrfect for "My" day, too ~ high of 81 and only a 10 % chance of rain.
We do have reservations at an especially nice restaurant for tomorrow night, and I still have a Free Dinner from The Keg to collect before July is over.

smiley57
Hmmmm.  So yesterday's post was all about ME and not about you, but I reread it and definitely didn't think it was impersonal.  I actually thought it was rather 'newsy', though MY news and not yours.  In fairness, some days you share more about yourself than comments about me ~ I'm normally the world's most boring person, so I understand.

No, I certainly DON'T think that black lives don't matter to you!  My snide comment was aimed at the Pro Abortionist in general, because way more black babies are aborted than those of any other "color".  Since the Libs were screaming about "Black Lives Mattering" as if Conservatives don't care about blacks ~~ which is so insulting ~~ I think it's hypocritical to say the least for them to be in-your-face Pro Abortion, given the statistics.  Again, this is aimed at the Pro Abortion Crowd in general and not you.  Are you aware of what Margaret Sanger, the Founder of Planned Parenthood, had to say about Blacks?  

This really is an issue I'm passionate about, and I was trying to let it lay so I wouldn't hurt you ~~~ and you wouldn't hurt me ~~ but I will now say that it seems to me that The Left cares far more about Abortion and Gay Marriage than any other issues, while our whole country is going down the toilet, leaving itself unbelievable vulnerable to attack from those who hate us, and what used to be called 'The American Way of Life'.  It's inconceivable to me that the same people who passionately defend animal rights ~~ and again assume Conservatives do not  ~~ can be so cavalier about shredding a pre-born child apart, ripping off arms and legs and crushing it's skull because it's not a child, it's just "tissue", and then say at the same time that they are shredding one child because it doesn't deserve to live, but we will save it's HUMAN organs to perhaps help another, more deserving child, at some time in the future.

So ~~~ did you really want me to discuss this with you?  Be careful what you wish for. ;-)

I DO know that you are a compassionate, caring person and while I wish you were more "right thinking" (pun intended ), I do respect your right to be so wrong.  (snicker)  I believe that you feel the same way about me.  Our view of the world is so different on so many issues, and yet deep down we feel the same about many, maybe most, things that really matter.  I don't want to hurt you, and I don't want to lose your friendship, but I have passionate, deeply held beliefs too, and I won't pretend that things that matter so much to me, don't.

Are we still friends?    
 

PS ~ I have my beautiful tags saved.  Thank you!
 

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We are definitely still friends.

Let me make this clear. I do not like abortion.

For most, there are much better alternatives.

But some, there just are not due, to whatever is 

going on in their lives...abuse-physical, mental, sexual, drugs 

or alcohol.  I know what abortion does.  I have seen videos of 

abortions and pictures of trash with baby parts in it.

I do not like it one bit and it should never be used as a birth

 control method, which sadly, for some it is.  But I still do

 believe in a woman's right to make the choice if she is going 

to have a baby or not.  But I would definitely like to see more 

restrictions on it.  I just read the remark about BTW don't

 black lives matter was directed at me as you were talking to 

me. As far as me saying the letter was impersonal want

 because I was looking for an answer about the black lives

 remark and there was none and I wondered if you had not

 even seen my mini note. I always try to remark on things you

 have mentioned in your writing.  Sometimes everything you

 write is in response to me and then there is nothing to

 comment on.  Other times there is a lot.  Sometimes I am

 just not thinking I guess and I am sorry if my notes are ever

 impersonal.  I try to make them to be.  I think I just wrote

 the wrong words as it was a very newsy note and you posted

 from Barb too.  So I am sorry that I worded things wrong

 and got snappy.  I was afraid you were irritated with my 

stance on Abortion.  But it is not a deal breaker for our 

friendship as I really do agree with you for the most part.

I love you all the more because you accept gays.  I can deal

with our differences as long as you can.  I cannot lose your

 friendship, you have come to mean so much to me.  I so

 respect your opinion and appreciate your honestly with me.

What can I say?  I LOVE YOU.

OMG, I seriously want all of those cupcakes...all of them, I do

 not even want to share them.  I have got to talk someone

 into getting me a cupcake from that shop in town.  What is

 the special restaurant you are going to??  And tell me what

 fabulous things Mike has gifted you for this special day?

I agree with the fact that too much emphasis is put on these

 things.  I would rather see the emphasis be on terrorism and

 protecting our country and better protection at our borders.

Also send back illegal aliens and do not give them food,

 medical, schooling etc.  Why should we?  Let them come in

 legally.  Then we would be able to say no to those that are 

criminals. As you can see, some things I am very "right" on. 

lol!

Mommies home!!!

Will post tags and run. 

These are Tuesdays Get Well Soon Challenge.

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RE:WELCOME TO JULY CHAT
(Date Posted:07/20/2015 11:48 AM)




Good Morning (for a few more minutes).
Another sunny, pretty day here ~ until it's time for us to go to dinner, then it's likely to rain!  Figgers.  Oh, well.

Lovely, very low key day yesterday and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  Tonight we are going to Brooks Steak House for dinner, and then we still have another "free" dinner for me at The Keg, which I have to 'take' before the end of the month.  All in all, a very nice birthday celebration.

You know about yesterday's breakfast and dinner.  In the late afternoon we shared a glass of 100 year old Grand Marnier that Mike got me several years ago.  I DOLE it out on special occasions.  Have to, or Mike would make it "all gone" in short order.  Ha.     Oh, my dear ~ there are not enough oooo's in smoooooth.

Along with the lovely drinky, I had a few gifts.  There were two new hardback mysteries (the newest Laura Childs and Carolyn Hart Death on Demand), a new pair of scissors (long story ~ don't ask.  ha), and a Lenova Think Pad causal tote.  Another long story, but I have been using a free Lancome green tote to carry my laptop, iPhone, a book or my Paperwhite, etc, from room to room.  It wasn't really intended for that kind of 'toting' but it works fine and it's pretty, but I did reinforce the bottom with clear duct tape so the stuff I'm carrying won't break through.  Mike hates green, and he hated my duct tape.  LOL   The new tote is bigger, stronger, HEAVIER, but good looking and I can carry a whole lot in it ~~~ assuming I can lift it.  LOL

Oh, yeah.  One other thing.  A new iPad-Mini and cover!   I think I'm going to love it.  Since I got my iPhone and my Kindle Paperwhite to read my e-books on, I almost never use my 'regular' iPad anymore.    I got Mike an iPad Mini last year and he loves it, and I've been looking at it with a bit of envy lately.  I will still use my Laptop for anything big ~~ like posting here in the group or to save pictures and such, but I'm thinking this might help my texting problem.  My family members are addicted to texting, and it gives me fits to try to type on my iPhone's teeny tiny keyboard if I have to say anything more than "Running late. See you in 10".   Only Katie gives me the option of short messages.  Laine often wants encouragement and support and I can't do that in 10 words or less ~ and it takes me forEVER to type anything worthwhile to her on my phone.  With the Mini's larger keyboard, I may be able to really be there for her when she needs me, without driving myself crazy in the process.

The down side ~~~ Mike has had MY new iPad Mini for an hour and he's putting aps on it!  Aarrgghh!  Go play with your own Mini, Michael! 

Oh, and it is a pretty gold and he got me a black cover for it.  Black and Gold are Iowa University colors.  Surely he knows that I am a Vikings girl ~~ gold and PURPLE!   He claims they didn't have a purple cover, and I have to believe him, cuz he got my Paperwhite in Purple.  Still, the Iowa colors are a bit suspicious, don't you think?  LOL

Once again, I've written so much about me, Me, ME that if I really address all the things not said earlier, this post will rival 'War and Peace'.  Gotta stop doing that!

After I posted yesterday ~ and I did try to be somewhat cautious with my choice of words ~ I stressed about how what I said might have sounded.  I didn't have the time to go back and re-do (and re-do and re-re-do), so I fretted.   I'm pretty sure that if we were talking in person, we might even get "heated" in our differences, but in the end, we'd be ok.  I love that we CAN have such different positions and still be able to express them and still respect each other.  People could do that in my long lost youth, but now it seems that many feel if you don't "think" in lock step with them, they want to kill you.   And of course as soon as someone tries to tell me what I HAVE to think, well ~ it ain't gonna happen, even if it might have.  Ha.

For the record coming from my side, if someone I cared about told me she was having an abortion, I would of course try to talk her out of it, and if I couldn't I'd be deeply disappointed.  I might even cry, I don't know.   Would I turn my back and refuse to ever speak to her again, or throw rocks at her?   Well, hardly!   If someone I didn't know told me she was having an abortion, I would listen to her reasons, and I'd try to talk her out of it and find other solutions.  If she were cavalier about it and in my face with her "rights", I'd hold her in contempt and walk away.  I'm not in charge of 'her' decisions, and I don't have to put up with 'her' crap either.   However, if she were vulnerable and needed a friend ~~~ I'd still try to talk her out of it!  (laugh) but then I'd offer as much support as I was capable of giving.   I don't feel that I am in charge of other's decisions and Roe v Wade is the law of the land.  I'm not going to overturn it.   The Abortion Crowd is in MY face, not the other way around.  I don't seek people out to bully.

I'm sorry I didn't respond to your question about "black lives matter".  I think I was just saying so much that I skipped addressing several things.  There is no way I COULD think you held the view that black lives don't matter ~~ and I hope you couldn't think that of me, either.

I'm also not "in charge" of how you think about any issue ~ though I will of course try to influence you.  ;-)   I really was just spouting off, but I think you were my stand-in for others who share your views, and are "in my face" about them (not my personal face, but the faces of all of us who don't agree with them).    I watch too much news and read too many news groups.  :-(  Ha!

I can work up a full head of steam on half a dozen other issues ~~~ stand back!   LOL     

You had asked if I could vote for Trump ~~~ oh, dear!  LOL.  I truly do believe in many of the things he is saying and I'm glad he is saying them and getting them out there rather than swept under the PC rug.  I can safely promise that I won't be voting for him in the Primary, but if somehow (God forbid) he becomes the Republican candidate, I will vote against Hillary so by default I will have to vote for him.  I can't tell you how much I hate voting Against rather than For!   I voted enthusiastically for Bush the first time, and then against Kerry the second time.  (sigh).   I voted against Obama instead of for McCain.   The Republicans have such a rich field this time, but I really fear they will make me vote Against rather than For once again.   Humbug!

BTW, I was just watching hunky Democrat Candidate Martin O'Malley at a rally.  He said "All lives matter.  Black lives matter (cheers), White lives matter" (boos).  Seriously!   They boo'd "White lives matter".   I don't know what group he was talking to, but good for him for taking a risk, and Boo to the Boo-ers.  I think that's kind of my point ~~ many groups like that seem to feel that everyone has to think the same, and how dare they express a different view. ~  Ok.  Enuf!  I could ramble all day.

The cupcakes were wonderful.  Last night I finished off with "The Bomba".  I should have taken a picture because it is impressive looking as well as delicious, and Mike put a candle in it for me to blow out.   I wish I could have shared them with you all.

Have a wonderful day, my dear little sister! 
 I love you, too.

Thank you for the lovely tags!  :-)



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I have to say I do not know anyone who has ever had an abortion.  That I am aware of and I too would try my best to talk them out of it.  Even if I had to take the baby and I am sure not up for that.  So, I really think we basically agree, but I do not want to see Roe vs Wade overturned.  There was a girl I worked with that drank all the time and got pregnant on purpose and still did not quit partying.  She could not wait till her baby was born so that she would not have to work anymore and that welfare would pay her way. She made me so sick I just wanted to shake her.  That poor baby.  People have babies for the wrong reasons and they get rid of them for the wrong reasons and they all make me sick.

Oh, I definitely think we could get heated.  Carole and I do from time to time, but I hate it.  It makes me so uncomfortable to be angry at friends.  I am quick to get over it though and quick to forgive and consider it done and forgotten and I have always been that way.  It is mostly a good thing I think.

As far as black lives matter...white lives matter, what the hell, why are we identifying lives by color.  All lives matter, regardless, and I am so sick of it.  Why can blacks have schools, award ceremonies, etc. but if we had whites only there would be hell to pay.  And I used to believe in Affirmative Action, but really do not so much anymore.  Everyone should be considered equally.  Ok, shutting up now.

 Oh, those cupcakes....I dream about them, lol.  Maybe I should try and make something decadent.  But that kind of spoils it a bit, lol.

I hope you have a wonderfully yummy steak, I am sure Mike will have one. I so want a good steak dinner from a restaurant. Have not had one in a long time.  Mike gives excellent gifts. He knows you so well.  I love your relationship.  You were made for each other.  How did you two meet?  Was it love at first site?  I do not think I have ever asked that.  Now I am overwhelmingly curious.  About the scissors too!  You know when you say don't ask, then I have to ask, lol.

Very warm and someone humid and a bit uncomfortable but survivable. No AC on, mom leaves it up to me and I feel bad if I want it on.  I was so much more comfortable with it on and I think mom would be too.  The trip really seems to have taken a toll on her. She is showing her age and it worries me.  Diane felt the heat was really getting to her and mom admits it did in Arkansas. Every day was over 100. She said it took her breath away just leaving the house.  She is so tired.  Speaking of which...last night I was in "bed" by 1:30 which is early for me.  I got up at about 9:30, so slept nearly 8 hrs, yet have been tired all day. I cannot even count how many times I have fallen asleep while typing, it is ridiculous.  I will take to my pulmonologist about it.  I think maybe the Cpap is not working the best for me. I think my mouth comes open too often and I think the results on my card will show if that is so. We will see. 

I hope your birthday week continues to be a good one. Today's tag was the Wednesday challenge "Wish you were here".

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