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RE:WELCOME TO SEPTEMBER CHAT
(Date Posted:09/07/2015 6:08 PM)



 

I cannot see the icons either. Nor could I access my mail in order to post pictures, but I was able to do it via the photobucket connection. So here I am. It also let me copy and post a border so I am happy. I had not tried to get in earlier...I saw your FB post so knew it was down.

We did nothing today...outside the home. Inside mom did 3 loads of laundry and I did the dishes. Other than that, not much else. I could not stop from doing it. She started before I was even up for the day. Yet she told Joanne on Friday that we did not need any done. She is so stubborn. She really hates when anyone else does it besides Suz. Diane took her shopping and she did not pick up several things on the list for me because she did not know where to look for them. ARGHH!!!  

I forgot to tell you that Jordan had one of his revocation hearings and they gave him 18 months. That freaked me out as usually anything over a year gets sent to prison instead of county jail. But it included time served and they believe the court appointed attorney can get it lessoned. But he still had other revocation hearings...though one had already said they will recommend 6 months to run concurrent with the other, so no extra time. So we still do not know, but it is probably at least another year and hopefully in county jail. Part of me might wish that he did have to go because that would really sink into his thick skull, but I would be so afraid of what might happen to him or how it might change him. I just do not know. If he has to go, it is his own fault..but I also blame his parents. Who taught him it was ok to use and deal drugs...his mother. Who ignores every thing he does...his dad. Who spoiled them beyond what they could afford...both parents. The have no common sense and I give up. Nothing I have ever said or done has made any difference. What happens, happens. I will just pray for God to have it be the right thing. 

This tag was a word art challenge. It had fall words and leaves on it and you had to use at least 3 of the items. I used a lot more than that, lol. But it turned out fine so I am happy.

I do love you!

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RE:WELCOME TO SEPTEMBER CHAT
(Date Posted:09/08/2015 7:25 AM)






WELCOME BACK
Which could apply equally to the first day of school and our return to being able to post normally in Cuppa!   

We had a very nice Labor-less Day.  Did you?   

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Not only one, but TWO new tags for me!  Thank you!!!  Lovely.

I re-read that your mom did three loads of laundry and fairly gasped.  How did she do that?  Did she have to lug everything down the stairs to the basement?  That frightens me ~ and I'm sure it did you, too.

I'm sorry she didn't get the things on your shopping list.  Soooo frustrating not being able to do it yourself and get what you need!  

I can completely understand your frustration about Jordan.  You love him and you want him to have a GOOD life and not spend a chunk of it in jail, much less prison, and on the other hand you can't get through to him to help him turn his life around before it's too late.   It's never really "too late", but the more time he spends on the wrong path, the less really good quality his life is likely to have.  You have to feel helpless and there isn't a worse feeling.  It has to be nearly as frustrating that his parents just don't seem to "get it".  Doesn't it hurt them for him to spend the holidays and his birthday in jail?  Oh, I'm sure it does, they just can't see that they played a part in where he is.  Hopefully the other kids can see and not think that's too cool.

My niece Mary Ann is doing well.  She has her first post-op check up today, so we'll see what the Dr has to say, but she isn't having any problems since the bladder surgery, which was her fear, and she's still in a 'reasonable' amount of pain which is to be expected, but she seems to be doing well.  She enjoyed not having to work on Labor Day for the first time in a very long time. 
The Silver Lining 

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RE:WELCOME TO SEPTEMBER CHAT
(Date Posted:09/09/2015 9:32 AM)




Happy Hump Day!
  

Looks to be another nice day in the 80s.  I'll take it.  I didn't get the floor washed yesterday, or much else. Bad Dorothy!  Hopefully I'll do better today.  I did sleep better last night. 
Tomorrow morning I have a haircut and Friday morning Shauna comes, so I may be scarce in the mornings.  That's ok, cuz you are scarce THIS morning.  Ha!

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RE:WELCOME TO SEPTEMBER CHAT
(Date Posted:09/09/2015 10:21 PM)


I missed a day?  Where the hell was I?  I cannot believe I was not here.  I could have sworn I came here.  My mind is going to hell, I seem to live in a fog these days.  I sleep 6 hours yet I can hardly stay awake all day and then after supper I wake up till early in the morning.  I hate it.  I am so sorry I was "scarce".

I am happy to hear that Mary Ann is doing well.  I could wish that she was not in pain still, but it is all part of the healing process I guess. 

Yesterday I had a surprise visit from a woman I used to work with.  We were pretty good friends back in the day.  She is older than I an still working at AAL, but mostly just accompanying residents to Dr. appts.  Being a floor CNA is just getting to be too much for her.  It is definitely not a job you could do for life, though I have seen elderly CNA's but they needed to work in assisted living areas where there was not lifting or the difficult residents.  She was here for over 2 1/2 hrs.  I was more than ready for her to go....rotten thing to say, lol.  She threw off the rest of the day for me....can I blame her for why I missed coming in here?

Today I had a visit from my friend Gary. He was in town because his brother is here from Las Vegas. They were looking to sell their dads house but at last minute John decided he was not ready to let the family home go so he is going to buy Gary out. John left this afternoon so Gary decided to visit with us since I did not join then last night. They went out to eat and I did not go as I had once last meet up with KenneDragonZ (the tech who was helping me fix lappy) and had  already   committed to that time frame. We had a great visit though Suzanne came with her dogs *because she knew he was here and is nosy.  She hogged the conversation for quite a while. I wanted to tell her to go home where she was supposed to be.  She had left here just as Gary was arriving. She was going to pick up her dogs at the groomers then going home. But she said the girls wanted to show off their new do's and she stays for 45 min.  Jerk.  Mom enjoyed both visits. She knew Jean and of course Gary.  

We finally have a break in the heat and humidity.  It was hot and rained off and on all day yesterday but that made today so much better with the humidity dropping down into the 20 percentile.  It was lovely having the house opened up.

Today's tag is very similar to the page one, but I really made lots of changes.  Made for 2 different groups.  I think I like this one better, not sure, lol. 

Chat with you tomorrow....I promise!

Love you big sis!

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RE:WELCOME TO SEPTEMBER CHAT
(Date Posted:09/10/2015 12:52 PM)



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Hello. My hair is cut, and groceries have been bought, and the plants in the pots in front have been watered.   Now I can visit.

Not a lot to share, actually.  I had Sheryl cut my hair like the last time.  She put goo on it, shaped it and put me under a heat lamp for it to dry. So very short, and plastered to my head, but still kind of fun.  When I brush it out, it will feel more like me.   

Beautiful day in the high 80s today, but tomorrow it is going to be "cold" ~ only in the 70s.   I will enjoy both.

This is our normal trash and recycle pick up day, but Mike and I believe that they won't pick up until tomorrow because of Labor Day.  The rest of the neighbors apparently disagree, because everyone has both cans out.   So far no pick up, but I guess they still could, and we will be stuck with a month's worth of recycles for the next pick up.  We have very little trash, so that can easily wait until next week, but the recyles will be a problem if we're wrong.

Had to laugh at you not realizing you hadn't been here ~~ It's comforting to know that I am not alone.  LOL.  I swear, I walk around in a fog half the time!

I also know what you mean about your visit with your old friend.  On the one hand, how nice that she wanted to come and visit and you could catch up.  On the other, I don't know about you, but my world has gotten rather small, and more than a little "controlled".   I have never welcomed Drop In Visitors.  Even if I am "not doing anything", or so it appears to others, I am doing "something".  MY something.  Then I always feel guilty that I am not more spontaneous and more thrilled to see folks drop in.  But I'm not!   Ha.

I suspect you had a much better visit with Gary when he came to visit.  I know I always have better visits "one on one" than in a crowd.  Too bad Suz had to hog some of your time with him.  How is he doing, and how is his partner (I'm so sorry, I don't remember his name) doing?

I love my new Back To School tag.  I have very few of them.  THANK you! 

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RE:WELCOME TO SEPTEMBER CHAT
(Date Posted:09/10/2015 6:16 PM)


 
Hello Dorothy, and isn't it a fine day today.  Two in a row, I think Mother Nature is in a good mood.  I love days like this.  I suppose this is early fall weather. As long as the hot hot hot is done, I am happy.
My Lord, the visitors are coming out of the woodwork.  An old friend of the family came today.  We knew she would be coming and she did call asking if the time would work.  She has a sister with a disease that I cannot recall but they treat it with chemo and etc so they treat it like a cancer.  Mom made a beautiful tree skirt as a donation for a silent auction they will be doing.  Just gorgeous...wish I had gotten a picture of it.  But she is making another for a teacher friend of Diane's that has cancer and they are having a silent auction/bake sale etc for her.  One side of it will be the same as the side I loved on the one that just went.  So I will get a picture of that one before it goes.  I would love to have it, but I have a Christmas tree skirt that mom made already.  I could pull a Joanne and have 3 of them.  She is a tree skirt hog.  It was so pretty with adorable snowmen sledding and having fun in beautiful blues and specks of silver all over it.  Then the lace I had gotten on eBay last year was white and silver with silver beads/pearls all along the straight edge.  Love it.  Went on eBay and believe it or not, found the same lace and bought 10 more yards of it for $8 something.  Great price.

You should have got a pic of you with the slicked hair.  I would have liked to see that. lol.  Cannot picture it at all.

We are on the same schedule as you with our trash and recycling and they got ours.  They usually do.

Gary's partner Steve is doing well.  It is a wait and see deal with his bladder cancer.  It is a slow growing cancer so now they watch to try and see if anything comes back.  There is a treatment that involves a bladder wash of some sort that they sometimes do, but his doctor said he does not think it will help anything at this stage and he does not think it is necessary at this point.  Unless they find that they did not get it all.  But since it is slow growing they have time to deal with it.  And the side effects are not worth it if you do not have to do it.  He and Gary have done a lot of research on the internet and they ended up agreeing with the Dr.  Gary said it was very hard for Steve to accept doing everything possible to make sure everything is gone...but realizes too that it really is not necessary at this time.  So it is a waiting game.  Did I tell you he had to get a pacemaker also?  He is very uncomfortable with it and I told him he should mention it to the doctor that put it in.  Everything in the area pulls very uncomfortably when he stretches out his arm, etc.  I told him I did not think that was right, my moms does not pull and I had never heard of yours doing it.  He will mention it to someone I hope.
I do not know why this tag is showing a white background.  It is a transparent .png file and should not have those backgrounds.  I cannot figure that out.  I hope it goes away otherwise use it on white backgrounds.  The challenge was for National Cupcake Day and had to have a cupcake in it.  I hope you enjoy it.
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RE:WELCOME TO SEPTEMBER CHAT
(Date Posted:09/11/2015 2:22 PM)


 



Remembering 9-1-1, because we must never forget.


Good Afternoon.  Shauna just left ~ only 3 hours this morning.  I have to tell you a bit about Shauna, other than that she is a cleaning demon.  I am so impressed with her in so many ways.   Her husband is an electrician, but she works, and works hard, to make money to do things for the family.  She is Hispanic, and grew up in a rough area of Denver, where there are gangs and such.  She loves her parents and her whole extended family, but the way she is raising HER kids, is different from the way she was raised.  She is so involved, and she's bringing up kids that give me hope for my old age.  She is a Cheerleading Coach and so very involved in every aspect of her kids lives, but she also looks out for those whose parents aren't involved like she is.  Her husband's dad was alcoholic and his mother was murdered and he was raised by his grandmother.  The two of them are so devoted to their family, their kids, and the kids of others.  He takes the boys and she takes the girls and off they go to the various events. 

When she sold that Butterbraid and cookie dough for a fundraiser, her team won and they were taken to a Bronco's game.  I was proud to have been able to help even just a little bit ~~ by stuffing our faces with delicious ButterBraid. ;-)   We get a lot of styrofoam coolers because we order meats and other things that come frozen, and we asked her if she would like those coolers.  She took them and she and the other mom's painted them the team's colors and attached their logo and have used them for treats and items to sell, and even sold some of the decorated coolers to get things for the kids they sponsor.  We gave her some other things that Dumb Dorothy mis-ordered, and she and the other moms made good use of them, too.   

Ok, off that tangent.   I just watched Dr Ben Carson giving a talk and answering questions at Ferguson Mo.  Oh, is it even dimly possible?  Could we ever have such a man to lead our country?   Naaa.  I'm a realist.  I know the Media will untimately kill and eat him, but watching him today was so impressive.  He refused to deal with the media's gotcha questions and called them what they were, attempts to cause dissension and get sound bites, then went on to answer all legitimate questions articulately and intelligently and with his trade mark common sense. He handled them so well and left the media unable to continue the attacks,  He took on the issue of Race so beautifully.  Oh, how I wish . . .

Right after that Obama talked, and I blush to admit that I turned the sound down.  Bad Dorothy.

Beautiful day here, too.   A little cooler ~ mid 70s, but headed back to the 80s tomorrow.

Oh, my hair cut.  BAAAAD!   She put goo on it and sculpted it with her fingers and then had me sit under a heat lamp/dryer.  When she took me out, it apparently still wasn't dry, so she dumped a half a ton of dry shampoo on and worked it in and re-sculpted it.   Definitely not my normal style, but I wanted to try this new style again, and when I left the shop, while I didn't look like "me", I thought it didn't look too bad.    As the day wore on, it 'sunk' more and more.  It was pretty flat to my head to begin with, but later 'sculpted' to my head, rather like a swimming cap.   I thought "Well, I'll brush it out and it will be ok".  Not so much.  First I sort of ran my fingers through it to lift it, and ran into a big pile of still wet goo, which with the added pound of "flour" really felt awful!   Then I got a brush and brushed it out as best I could ~~~ which wasn't too "best", I can tell you!   Lifted it a bit, but still really bad.   Before I went to bed, I used the curling iron on it, thinking I might not wake up early enough to get a shower.  That helped ~~ a bit.  I needen't have worried about not getting up in time for a shower, because I slept badly.   I shampoo'd it twice and got all the stuff out of it, and it looks a whole lot better, but it is sooooo short.  Thank God it grows.  ha!

Oh, no.  More visitors!  It never rains but what . . . lol

Oh, your mom's tree skirt sounds absolutely lovely.  I hope you do get a picture of the other one to show what this one looked like.  You guys do so much for the community.

I have an implanted cardiac defibrillator (ICD) and not a pacemaker.  They are different, though similar.  My defibrillator has the ability to operate as a pacemaker, too, but that is turned off.   No, I haven't had the kind of pulling you mention ~ sounds awful.  I am having trouble adjusting to this ICD though.  It's supposed to be smaller than the last one, but it feels much bigger.  Maybe that is because of the connectors Dr Kim had to use to connect to my ancient leads.  I dunno.  I just know that it's uncomfortable, and VERY uncomfortable during the night, particularly when I want to sleep on my left side, like I always have.  I hope this too shall pass ~~ cuz it's a real pain.

Poor Steve.  Too many serious issues. I will pray for him.

OCD ~ Obsessive Cupcake Disorder ~~~ too funny!  Thank you!

 
 
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(Date Posted:09/11/2015 11:03 PM)

 

 OMGoodness, your hair sounds disgusting. When you said she put gel in your hair and then put dry shampoo I thought, oh, oh, that is going to make a mess. It is no wonder you had pockets that had not even dried. What was she thinking? Obviously too much gel that it did not dry. I am glad you were able to wash it all out.  My hair is so thin on top I just do not know what I should do. I am so conscious of it. You can see my scalp all over. My sister got some sort of powder the color of her hair that helps hide the scalp. I need to ask her if that helps. All 4 of us girls had really thick hair as teens and our aunts used to thin it for us. Joanne and Suzanne still have it and Diane and I are thinning so I cannot even blame it on the cancer treatments...though I do not recall it being thin before them. I hate it. Especially when out, sitting at a table or W/C means those standing are looking straight down at the top of my head and seeing how thin it is.

Shauna and her family do sound awesome. It is good when you did not have a good childhood that you do not repeat that in your own life. My mom came from a family that was middle class. Her mom and dad were in the Oddfellows. It was their life and they were out to events and meetings often. It came before any and all of their kids events. Mom said they did not even see a play she was in. She knew she wanted to be a part of her children's lives and she always has been and still is and in her grandchildrens. My dad came from a poor family. My grandfather had a tavern and often took food as payment for bar tabs. My dads family was 11 kids and 3 that did not survive. They often farmed the boys out for the summer. They would live and work on a farm. The were fed by the farm and then after harvest they were paid and sent home. The bar life was what he knew and it started him drinking young.  Mom did not know that until they moved to Portage from DC when he got out of the service. She always did the best for us with what she had and we always came before she did. My dad always cashed his check and gave her some money and she would never know what he made. He never gave her enough. She once saw he had a hundred dollar bill in his wallet and asked him about it and he said it was for emergencies. She received calls from places asking when she was sending them money. She hated to answer the phone. When my brother had open heart surgery the insurance company paid them and not the hospital. Dad went out and bought a car with the money and mom had nothing to pay the bill. My dad was an ass. Sorry for going off on a tangent.

We watched some stories about 9-11 today. Very good ones about the firefighters and what all they did and lost. It was so overwhelmingly sad but inspiring. Also so very horrifying and I so respect those who can think and act under such extreme conditions and not panic and fall apart. Not at all sure I could. Though would like to think so. You just never know.

This tag challenge was to make it about something that makes you Happy.  Well, I love unicorns, cats and butterflies so this tube worked great!

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RE:WELCOME TO SEPTEMBER CHAT
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Good Morning

I've been awake since 4:30, so I'm posting a bit early.  Not a whole lot to talk about this morning.  We plan on Binge Watching Longmire today and maybe tomorrow.  Oh, how I do love that.  Yesterday was cool and lovely, but today it's supposed to warm back up to the mid-80s.  I can still handle that ~ if Mike doesn't have to have the AC on too high.   Our personal thermostats are not even a little bit in sync.  He runs around half dressed in shorts, and I'll be wearing a sweatshirt, maybe with a shawl over the shoulders and with a lap robe over my legs.  Getting up to go to the bathroom is a major undertaking!  Grumble.

My mother's family always had the thickest hair, and so did my brother and I.  I knew I would never have to worry about having thin hair, at least.  Wellllll . . I'm not really 'thin', but a whole lot thinner than I was or ever thought I would be.  I blame the meds I take.  I'm grateful that it isn't toooo bad, but I just never believed Lucille Rose Johnston's daughter could have any concern in that area at all, and I do!

When I was looking for dry shampoo, a lot of them had color and they all increase the thickness, so I imagine that is what you are using.  I'll bet it helps a lot.   The young woman who was "shadowing" my nurse when I had the surgery, very young and beautiful, said that she used dry shampoo to give her hair more body, so apparently it isn't just for "dry shampooing".

I think your mom's childhood must have been like Shauna's.  Her parents were good, but just not involved.  She said they'd rather give her $5 to go do something than to do something with her.  Her kids may not have as many things (though I suspect they do!) but they have parents who are really involved, and want to let their kids know right from wrong, and that it matters even when no one is looking.  I just admire the heck out of her.  

My mom was widowed twice and left with two kids ~ and a mother-in-law to support.  She worked at a time when very few women did.  My precious grandmother (Dad's mother) lived with us and took care of me and my half brother, while mom worked to support us all.  You hear people feeling sorry for kids in my position, who didn't have a stay-at-home mom and a dad, but I honestly never felt deprived.  Yes, I couldn't go to the Father-Daughter dances, but I never thought that much about it.  It just was the way things were.  While my mom worked full time and then some, and did the heavy lifting in the housework department and her share of the cooking, she also was also as active as she could be in my life, attending plays, taking us skating, making snow angels.   While I didn't have a dad, I grew up knowing that a woman could support herself and her family and do anything she wanted to do.  That's a pretty good thing, too.

It's obvious that your mom was always there for her family, even without knowing the story.  The way her kids and grandkids always make sure she is taken care of and are never too busy when she or you really need them tells me how you were all brought up ~ with love.  We may not have had the "Father Knows Best" family, but I think we were blessed, you and I.

Awww ~ you're right.  Happiness IS a kitten's purr ~ or an old cat's.    Thank you so much!

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(Date Posted:09/12/2015 7:00 PM)


 

I know the stuff Diane uses is not dry shampoo.  Louann says they are small particles that cover the scalp making it less noticeable that the hair is thin since you do not "see" the scalp. Comes in a small jar. She left it here for Diane to pick up and I should have taken a closer look at it. They sell it at Louann's salon. Diane and I are both so thin in the top front...the easiest area to see the scalp.  So if i have bangs they are too thin and you really see the scalp. If I do a side part it is better since it gives more hair across the top of the head but even that does not work so well. I even bought clip on bangs but have never had the guts to wear them. I have never checked in good light how well they actually match my hair. Louann clipped them in place at their place once and took a picture. Let me see if I can find it.

We have done a lot of nothing today. Lot's of dosing off, lol.  I am trying to clean up my incredimail and it is slow going. I am going to sort as I go from now on.  I am deleting a lot of letters that I look at now and think why in the hell did I want that one? LOL.

Josh has a gig at a restaurant/bar up in St. Peter's and mom was going to go with Suz and Jerry, but suddenly did not feel well, so is not going. To bad, I was going to catch up on some shows. Isn't it interesting the was Rizzoli and Isles is going. I knew there was going to be something up with her apt. burning. It has become a mystery show too now, lol. Who will it be that is targeting her. I hope the bodyguard will be back, he certainly was an interesting character and he certainly was good looking. Who can they pair him up with? lol I will watch this weeks episode tomorrow morning while mom is at church.

When I was very young I never felt poor but when I went to Jr. High I did a bit. When other girls were wearing pantyhose or stockings, we had knee highs and those often had holes that had been repaired. We did not have much in clothes. It was not till my 9th grade year that we could wear pants to school. That helped because you can wear a pair of jeans over and over. I often "borrowed" sweaters from my dad to wear to make my wardrobe more varied. Sadly we girls we all different sizes so for the most part could not wear each others clothes.When we were in grade school, there was someone who gave us their daughters old clothes. But we did not have that when we were older.  The first store bought outfit I ever had was the one I bought for my first day of school for 10th grade. I bought it with babysitting money. High school was the hardest clothing wise. But we managed somehow. We always did. No thanks to my dad who always had enough money to spend the night at the bar.  I think we could have done a lot better if he had drank at home. I think he had too many kids and could not take it.He really never "played" with us. Not even with the boys. He just drank. Makes me so sad to think about it. My mom was our everything. We were all afraid of my dad. Because he was usually drunk when we saw him. The only times he wasn't was Sat and Sun mornings before hitting the bar in the afternoon. This all makes me sad thinking about it. My mom did the best she could and she made our lives the best she could. That is why we are all so fiercely loyal to her. Even though I had issues about her not leaving him...I certainly understood better as I got older that her generation did not do that...they made the best of their situation and survived. So we all did.

I have nothing else to chat about, lol.

I know these tags are not exactly "Fall" related, but they are ones I made in Aug. when I could not post, so you will just have to save them for the Spring or Summer, lol.




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Good Morning.  I got something like 7 hours of sleep last night!  Ahhh.  Thought I was off to a great start for the day, but so far, not so much!   First, when I am putting makeup on and doing my hair, I turn my iPad Mini on to xFinity and watch TV.  I had turned a LMN movie on, just cuz that's what the channel was turned to, and got sort of hooked, when suddenly everything went black and I couldn't get any TV stations.   Well Grumble!   By the time I finished with hair and make up and went into the living room with Mike, I'm sure the show was over.  I had to boot down my Mini to get things to work again.  Then there were six small annoyances I won't go into, but definitely not the way I THOUGHT things were going to go today.

Yesterday I had that Karate Chop in my neck and shoulder again, but it began shooting pains all the way down my arm to my fingertips.  I took aspirin and Advil and finally had to resort to a heating pad to get it to stop late in the afternoon.   It was ok then, and I slept well for a change, but now I can feel things tightening up again.  When I've posted I'm going to go and get the heating pad again to be prepared.

On a happier note, we watched all but two episodes of Longmire Season 4.  Two more to watch today, when I've finished my post. 

I can't use a Fall background today ~~ it's going to be 91! 

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I've never heard of Clip on Bangs.  I hadn't heard of the kind of scalp cover you are talking about either.  Where have I been living?!  I would never have guessed your bangs were "clipped on" in that picture!  Looking Good!  My hair is a lot better goo-less, but it's still really bad.   Yesterday morning Mike just looked at me and said "Your hair's too short".  Gee, ya think so, Dick Tracy?  LOL    Last time it was this short, but she had the bangs too long, but she feathered them so they sort of brushed across my forehead and looked pretty good.  Now I look like Mamie Eisenhower.  Not good.  Not good a'tall. smiley76 

As you can imagine, my mom and I were poor, but for the most part I never felt it.  When I was almost 14, we moved from our home in New Mexico to Rochester Minn.  We stayed for a while with her sister and her husband and then moved into a cheap apartment.  Many of my High School classmates were Doctors kids who lived on "Pill Hill" ~ the ritzy part of town ~ and dressed very well.  Because my mom made most of my clothes, I did too, though I always wanted "store bought" clothes, of course.

One of my friends lived across the street from us, and I remember when I was going to the Prom with a Doctor's son, she asked if I wouldn't be embarrassed to have him pick me up at our apartment.  I'd honestly never even thought of that.  When I could see our place through her eyes, I knew what she meant.  You came into the kitchen which had an old fridge with the motor on top.  On one side was the living room and on the other was our bedroom and the bathroom.  Not quite up to Pill Hill standards.  Still, I remember clearly thinking that if my home wasn't good enough for him, then he wasn't good enough for me!  In so many ways, I had no self confidence at all, but I still apparently had a lot of self respect.   Memories...

Now we have the old Jimmy Stewart/Kim Novack movie "Bell Book and Candle" on.  Haven't watched it in ages.  When I got my first cat as a 'grown up', he was a Siamese and I named him Pyewacket.  I thought if I had a Familiar named Pyewacket, I'd look like Kim Novak.  It didn't work.  smiley80

Thank you for the pretty non-Fall tag ~ purrfect for a 91 degree day. 


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Hello Dorothy, so, another week starts and I just do not know where the days are going.  I have been being naughty so much that I have been avoiding going to the doctor.  My blood sugars are not good and I have gained weight.  It started when my mom went on vacation and I got so depressed.  It has not stopped.  I am good most of the time but then I binge at times.  I really do not think I should have gained, but held where I was, but obviously I think I live in a different universe.  I have not reported my blood sugars in to her in months and have repeatedly rescheduled my appt. This week I am going to update her and let her know what I have been doing.  I see her on the 23rd.  I will have fasting labs done the Saturday before. I have got to get back on track. I am ashamed of myself and it is making me cry writing this because I am embarrassed to say this, but I have to in order to move on and get on track.  Mom knows my weight is up but not that my bloodsugars are. So there you are. Kick me in the ass now and then and keep me on track...ok?  I am sorry to be a pain but I am weak!

I am really sorry your haircut is not a good one this time and as you already said, it will grow back. Until then sit in the house with a bucket over your head. Ok, just kidding :) Make do the best you can, I am sure you can make it presentable.

I am so irritated that Longmire is on NetFlix and I cannot watch it.  I am happy it is not gone completely, though then, I would not have to be jealous. I cannot afford to add another pay to view program.  Prime is expensive enough and mom paid for Feelin' and our cable bill is ridiculous. If I had the money I would add Netflix, but that would just give me another thing I would have to watch when mom is away, lol.  I went to bed so late last night...like 4:30am that I slept till nearly 11:30 so she was home from church when I got up.  Now I will wait till she goes to sleep to watch Rizzoli and Isles.

Mom always made our clothes too.  But trying to sew for 6 kids and do everything else there is to do is impossible. But she always made whatever we needed.  She made my new 1st day of school outfits, she made the dress I was confirmed in, she made my homecoming dresses and my outfit for the Senior Banquet.  She made Diane her first suit for being a teacher. She's a very talented seamstress.  Mom always kept our house neat and clean. I was never embarrassed to bring friends home.  We were the house to be at when we were young.  But we mostly were outside.  When I was older, most of my friends were about the same social level. I did not have any friends that were rich.  They maybe had more than I did but they did not care so neither did I.  I had Louann in my life and none of that was ever important.

I have never seen the movie "Bell, Book and Candle" though I have heard of it.  We have been watching the "Love Comes Softly" series on Hallmark.  We love it and have see it several times. For mom it is all new again..though she said it seemed familiar.  Today my sister Joanne called and asked if we would like an acorn squash...I said I hate squash but mom would love it.  She got on the phone just then and Joanne asked her and she said..I hate squash.  I said WHAT??  Yes you do and she said I do?  I said yes, you always cut them in half and you put brown sugar and bacon in them to bake...she said ok, but I do not want one....ok.  I think she does not remember how to make it any more.  I find her making things differently that she used to because she does not remember how she did it. So sad.

This tag looks very Eastery, lol.  Just tuck it away for a lovely Spring day.


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Hello. 

We finished Binge Watching Longmire, and I'm ready to do it all again.  I surely enjoyed it.  We didn't do much else.

With a little help from the heating pad, I avoided that pain in my neck and shoulder yesterday and I slept fairly well again last night.      It's really cold in the house, so I'm propped up in bed posting and trying to avoid freezing.  Supposed to get to 88 outside, so if all else fails I'll go and sit outside when I get up.  lol

I can't yell at you for 'being bad', because I'm sure I've been worse.  I wanted so much to lose some weight before the surgery, but I only lost a few pounds, and it's a wonder I even did that.  I've been soooo bad.   I have my one month post surgery check up with Dr Kim tomorrow, and while this should be really nothing, I'm sort of dreading it.  I think he should just be checking out the surgery, and while I am having problems with the placement or size or whatever of the device, there isn't anything he can do about that now.  My body just has to adjust.    

My concern is the edema I have, and I'm sure I could have done something about that if I ate right, but nooooo.  Not me.   When I was in the Prep/Recovery room before and after the surgery, the nurses were pointing out the edema in my feet to their 'shadows', and it's worse now.  BAD Dorothy!   Usually my regular appointments with the Cardiologist are annual, and my echo cardiogram in every two or sometimes three years.  I have developed an aortic blockage that seems to concern them and I fear having more frequent appointments.  Certainly not a terrible thing, but not something I welcome, and I have only myself to blame.

So you see, little sister, I'm in no position to scold.  Instead I will empathize, and nag you to keep on top of your blood sugars.  Sadly, we are gearing up for the holidays, the Official Bad Eating time.  We need to try to support and encourage each other to eat right and see if we can't lose a few pounds before then.   Hopefully we haven't shot ourselves in the foot and we are healthy, and just need to try and stay that way.

I'm really sorry you don't have Netflix too.  Mike and I have really loved Binge Watching Longmire.  I kinda doubt your mom would, but I think you would love it too.  It's been fun to "talk" about it with some of the others who have also watched, and compare notes on what we thought of different episodes.     Hushing, now.  ;-)

I think you both might like "Bell, Book and Candle".  Kim Novak and her brother (Jack Lemon) and her aunt (Elsa Lanchester ) are witches, and Jimmy Stewart is a neighbor who is engaged to a woman (Janice Rule) who tormented Kim when they were in school.  Kim wasn't going to use her powers, really she wasn't , until she encountered her old nemesis and then, well, what's a Witch to do?   Cute, not 'scary', but perhaps a bit dated.  Made in the 50s.  The women still wore gorgeous clothes and were perfectly groomed.  Classic.  

That lovely tag does look like Easter.  I have it tucked away, waiting for Spring.  Thank you!!

Have a great day!






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Dinner Tonight ~ with a repeat ready for tomorrow night.  :-)  










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Looks to me like we will have to encourage each other. I do not want to say anything out of line as I often think about the carbs when you all go out to eat or have those wonderful desserts. I have to be better. I may start using the weight room we have. I need to keep better track of what I am doing. Did I tell you that I bought a 1lb box of chocolates while my mom was gone and ate it all in one day. 

Breaking news.  A woman came to our door and asked to come in, she had been knocking at Chris and Scott's door. Turns out she is the girlfriend that Scott has been seeing.  She told us that Chris and Scott go upstairs to the back apt to do drugs and drink. She is going to confront Chris and tell her she loves Scott and wants to get him out of this bad situation he is in with her. Mom said if they are not in the apt they might be upstairs or out back. Then we hear yelling from a distance...then suddenly that woman runs in here shutting the door and locking it saying call the police she attacked me. Mom gave her the phone and she called them. When mom heard Chris and Scott out front she sent the woman out the back door to walk down the driveway so that Chris would not see her come out of here. Then the police came. At first they would not answer the door, but finally did. The 2 police officers are in the apt and I do not know if the woman is too, but they have been in there for quite a while now. Oops, their door just opened, we reopened ours once they were out of the entryway and in the apt. Hmmm...not sure what is happening now. I did not see if anyone came out. Mom says one of the police officers left. Door is still open. We will have a lot to tell the landlord tomorrow. The woman also said that Chris quit her job, which we did not know. She was not well last week and we thought she had just called into work sick.  

Are you on a water pill for the edema? If not you should be. Mom takes one twice a day. I used to get edema in my legs pre-cancer, but not since. For that I am thankful. I hated how 'tight' my legs felt. For a while I had to wear compression stockings. I hated them, they were so hot to wear. As soon as I got home from work I would take off the damn things and put my legs up.

I watched Longmire when it was on regular TV..it was one of the shows I would catch up with On Demand. I loved it. But I will survive. I am hoping to watch Rizzoli and Isles. Haha, too funny, if I write Rizolli it comes up as spelled wrong and gives me the double z spelling. But not it is coming up wrong for that too and it tells me the spelling is Grizzly. It never used to do that, lol. I will have to watch for Bell, Book and Candle to come on the old movie channels and watch it. I could check to see if they have it on Amazon. They might.

I am glad that the heating pad works on the shoulder and neck pain. I am glad you are so tolerant of Mike's temps. I think those of us that are heavier just cannot handle the heat at all. I know my internal thermostat does not work worth crap, but that too is an aftermath of the cancer.

Ok, their door is shut now. We did not see who left, presumably the police officer, and it opened and shut again but we did not see anyone leave. So guess that's it for tonight...hopefully.

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