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RE:Welcome to June Chat!
(Date Posted:06/23/2015 9:29 PM)



 

Wow, I have lost some time here. We were supposed to be getting severe thunderstorms yesterday at about the time we were supposed to get together.  Both Carole and Gloria come in from other cities and we were a bit worried about the weather. Then moms TOPS meeting cancelled and then they cancelled baseball so we chose to postpone to today. So nothing happened...we barely got rain. So today was to be our backup day.  First Carole emailed and said she was on her way to Chicago to visit with son for a few days and then Gloria called to say things were dry enough that they would be baling hay today at their place and if weather holds, tomorrow at her sons. So that ended that and it does not look good for this week at all, lol. 

I was deep into a fantasy mystery involving werewolves and spent too much time over the last few days reading. Also had to make 2 tags by today and then have 5 more to do by then end of the weekend.

I am not sleeping well at all. I go through these streaks now and then but I hate them. Tonight I am either going to take some tylenol with codeine or benedryl if I can find them, lol. But I need to check to see how they affect my kidneys. So I  am dragging through my days and dozing off all the time which I hate.

Tomorrow Jason is coming in to take out the trash and help mom for a little while in the back room. Diane is coming after summer school to go through pictures (which I intend to be in on so that she does not make off with most of the pics. She already has some on her walls that no one knows how she got them, lol. She is picking up A&W for the 4 of us. They leave on their trip in 2 weeks.

I finally went to BAMA today and was looking around and got myself lost repeatedly and yes, I am Noviakiki. That was my forum name in other groups I was in so used it again. Novia, of course, was my cat and Kiki was her nickname because April always called her that instead of kitty. So I tried using Novia and it was taken and tried Kiki and it was taken and I do not like numbers following a name. I want to be the one and only, lol. So I adopted Noviakiki a long time ago and still use it. Is there somewhere I should be stopping in and introducing myself? I saw a post from Mary Ann in the newby section and almost cried. Also saw Barb's name too, but not yours. But I was mostly in the rules and newby stuff.  Direct me oh wise one!!

So sorry that your dinner out was so disappointing. That really sucks when that happens. That is why I am often fearful of trying new dishes...what if I do not like them? Then what will I eat? But the last few years I told myself "Life is Short" so I try to try something new all the time...though I never get to eat out anymore because going to restaurants can be quite difficult. Either the WC is a pain or it has to a short walk if not taking it in. But then I need to take a cushion because some chairs are just the worst. Then there is the O2 and the fact that I cannot hear. Oh well....

I am so tickled that Mike found you another yellow rose. I love that there are different kinds in the vase. How many versions do you have?

I can picture Bugs in the Brunhilde hat but do not recall the whole bit, if I ever saw it. I have not checked yet for operas on Amazon. Will let you know what I find.

I forgot to tell you that the kitty and watering can tag was another alphabet challenge. The letter K. The artist is Karen Middleton and the font is Kikelet. Today's tag is the letter G. Artist is Jasmine Becket-Griffith and the font is Gwendolyn Bold.

Chat with you tomorrow.

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RE:Welcome to June Chat!
(Date Posted:06/24/2015 8:57 AM)




Good Morning 

Another day heading for 90 here.  It was lovely sitting on the porch yesterday morning.  Because we have a roof, it was nice and cool until we went in.  For the most part here, if you are in the sun you are HOT and if you are in the shade you are fairly cool ~ or sometimes even a bit cold.  

I got some laundry folded and made a potato salad and did a few other little things, so unlike my 'normal', the day wasn't wasted. ;-)  I need to do another load of towels today and as always there are a million things I SHOULD do ~ but most likely won't. ;-)

What a bummer that the Weather Folk misled you all and you weren't able to get together.  Our Weather Folk are rarely accurate either, but boy they REALLY missed it this time, didn't they.  Ah, well.  You'll have even more fun when you do get together.  Maybe it will be while your mom is gone and that would give you something fun to do then.

I'm always amazed at how much you do ~ compared to how LITTLE I do.  I wouldn't dare play games ~ I'm taking over a month to read a book now!  Terrible.  I don't make anything in PSP and I only belong to the three groups, and still I have trouble keeping up.  It's embarrassing, it is.  I do spend too much time watching and reading news, but I just get myself upset doing that.  I'm torn between not exposing myself to upsetting information that I can't do anything about, and not feeling safe if I bury my head in the sand and don't have a clue what is going on.   I watch some of those interviews of college students that can tell you everything about some movie or tv star I've never heard of, but don't know how many Justices there are on the Supreme Court (never mind expecting to name one or two of 'em).  At first I was amused by them, then they saddened me, and now they scare me ~ frightening to think these people vote, and REPRODUCE!  I can't become one of them, I really can't.  (lol)  

A while back Barb and my friend Shiela asked about some of my tags so I told them about BAMA. They both joined and Barb took to it like a duck to water.  I'm mostly pretty quiet there (I know. Hard to believe.  ha) but Barb dived right in, teasing and chatting with everyone and was instantly a core member.  Shiela tried for a few days but never got the hang of the group and stopped coming.  I swear I saw our Bubs join some time back, but she never really started posting either.  It would be very easy to just 'lurk' there if you just wanted the tubes and snags to make your own things with.

Mary Ann was a member long before I was, and everyone loved her.  It does sting the eyes to encounter her there.

So, what can I share?  The area where you read the rules is also a place where you can introduce yourself if you want. 

The "Featured Topics" section has some of the "hot items" that are going on ~ mostly challenges.   I usually skip to the next section ~ The General Board "Where we all hang out".

Start here ~ The Newbie Navigator.  http://bamacreations.yuku.com/topic/11050/Newbie-NavigatorThread-Finder-Help-for-All

Every Wednesday night they have a group chat ~ which I've never participated in.   Right now Marilyn has a tutorial up and there is a contest that would be kind of hard for you to participate in because you need to post BAMA tags.  You can pick some up in the Snags area until you get some made.  Check out the WWOs and request any that appeal to you.

In the June "What's New", Marilyn and Bobbie post their new tubes.  

That ought to get you going.  I think you will like it there ~~ if you have time with all your other activities. ;-)

Oh, I hate the short sleep nights.  I kept falling asleep while we were watching TV, but I woke up at 4 and couldn't get back to sleep.  Irritating, especially when Mike was snoozing away so peacefully.  No, actually I'm always happy when he gets a fairly good night's sleep.  He goes to sleep later than I do, so I don't think either of us ever get more than 5 or 6 hours, if that.   This morning he was sleeping soundly and Christy came into the bedroom and SCREAMED.  She does that!  Grrr.  

I used to have that Buggs & Elmer "What's Opera?" cartoon up on Pinterest but they took it down.  Too bad.  I'd love to share it, it's so cute!

I LOVE my new tag.  Just beautiful.  Thank you!


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RE:Welcome to June Chat!
(Date Posted:06/24/2015 10:57 PM)


 

I am just running out of time everyday and something is going to have to give. I only play one game on facebook and am rarely there anymore. I play several games on my Ipad. I like doing jigsaw puzzles on it, but I made one hard today and spent nearly 2 hours doing it. I enjoy it but then I am behind on everything.  I have 7 tag challenges to do and have not started any of them.  I would like to get into BAMA more but right now, it's not happening. Maybe when mom is gone.

Beautiful day today.  81 and not humid. Very pleasant in the house. My sister Diane was here for a while and so was Jason, so I spent some time in the real world, lol.  

I did start at the newbie but I was just not sure what to do from there.  I looked at the tubes and snagged some and was so surprised that some were made to look so much like other artist work. A couple of mermaids that if I had not known better I would have swore were Gorjuss tags. And I recognized some others too. Even Garfield the cat. And their TOU is the stricter in many ways then other artist and more open than other artists.  Very few let you colorize their tubes and many do not let you animate. But the stuff about their elements and if they are being used as an element or a tube got very involved and confusing.  I will learn with time.  I do not have time to become real involved, lol.

Ok, do I admit this or not. I just sat and tried to think of names of Supreme Court Justices.  I could only come up with ones that are no longer active. When I looked them up I only recognized 2, Clarence Thomas and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. So I can probably fall in with those students, but to be fair...I cannot tell you who most stars are these days and any of their business either, lol. So I am an equal opportunity ignoramus.

I did sleep great last night...because I slept till 10am. Though did not go to sleep till after 2. I never sleep that long, so weird. But I feel I lost time there too! I am being too hard on myself as far as time management. 

This border does not match the tag well, but I just did not feel like making one. This was another letter challenge...letter L the artist is Alena Lazareva and the font is Little Lord Fontleroy, lol.  Gotta love it.

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RE:Welcome to June Chat!
(Date Posted:06/25/2015 8:57 AM)


 


 

Good Morning!  

Another less than good sleep night.  I'm getting grouchy!   Also another HOT day (90s).  I'm hoping to get the front door washed today, it's got a lot of dust on it.  Maybe I can clean the door mat too.   I ordered a Patriotic Holiday wreath which  can be reused for other Patriotic holidays, and it's supposed to come tomorrow.  It would be good if it could go up on a clean looking front door.   

In the news, the IRS deleted and destroyed loads of the evil Lois Lerner's emails.  That had to be intentionally because they were "found" after the IRS lied to Congress and said they were gone and after they were subpoenaed.  I don't understand why there are no penalties for the things that are going on.  They clearly did dirty, dirty, dirty deeds and knew it and covered it up by getting rid of the emails, but we're supposed to have faith in the IRS.  Uh-HUH.   In years past when people would call for getting rid of the IRS I was against it. Now I would support it without reservation

 Just now the Supreme Court announced that their ruling today was on Obamacare and the subsidies were upheld. Justice Alito said "We should start calling this law Scotus Care".   

BUT on the local front, all is well so I should just stop watching the news. Ha. No matter how much you DON'T get done, you get a lot more done than I do!

I do think there is a lot to do and see and learn in BAMA.  For me, I just go and request tags and maybe wish someone well or comment on a post and I'm not planning on making many tags, so it isn't hard, but I have concerns about the rules on the few occsions when I try to make something from one of their tubes.  I have a lot of old tags that don't completely follow today's rules and I believe they are Grandfathered, but the rules are strict and confusing.  Anyway ~ another good source for you, though you hardly need one with all the other sources you have.

I used the Supreme court as an example of how little the college students know about things I would expect them to know.  I'm sure you aren't alone in not knowing all the names of the Supremes.  Probably few who aren't news junkies do ~ and I'm sure at any given point in the day I can't remember them all either.  There are so many other things I should know that I definitely don't ~ but I'm along way from school. You can't expect much from me.  Ha!

Pretty tag and pretty border!  

Have a great day!


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RE:Welcome to June Chat!
(Date Posted:06/25/2015 10:50 PM)


It was a warm one today, mom even turned on the overhead fan. So you know it is a bit uncomfortable if she puts a fan on.  We still have not run the AC yet...not even me in my room. Though I was a bit tempted last nigh and then decided I was being ridiculous since I was not sweating or anything and I slept fine.
I did see Obama's speech after the Supreme Courts decision was released.  I have not had any issues with my insurance since it went into effect. It jumped $20 a month but I am not complaining. I still have a good deal. Especially my Prescription coverage.  I know I have it so much better than many.
As far as BAMA, if I keep it simple, then it is easy. I just will always give them credit, when in doubt, do it, lol. I did make a tag today with one of their tubes...I think I used a Bobbi one. I will be sharing it when I get that far. I made 5 tags today. I ran in to trouble on the last one. It has not copyright info on it anywhere. I put it in a folder that I wrote the name on and I know it is from PFD, but I entered the name in the search there and it came up with tons of tubes and non of them were the right one.  I went all through my purchases there and did not see it anywhere at all so I am at a loss, and I like the tag. I will probably have to do it all over again with a different tube if I do not hear from PFD, I wrote them about it, in time.  It has to be in by Sun and they probably do not work on the weekend, so if I do not hear from them by tomorrow's end, then it will have to be redone.  So now I am down to 2 tags to be made and those are for CDO.
Today's tag was another letter challenge.  The letter W.  The artist is Suzanne Woolcott, as I am sure you know and the font is Want You Back. I am happy to use Gorjuss again.
I had to edit your letter and mess with the font size, etc and though it took a while I finally got it so that everything was not overlapping so I could read it.  I could not read any of it the way it was.
Chat again tomorrow.
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RE:Welcome to June Chat!
(Date Posted:06/26/2015 10:49 AM)



Hello.  We made it through another week!  

 I'm running behind this morning because first I had to watch the latest Supreme Court ruling on Gay Marriage, and then Mike went out to spray our dandelions before the lawn cutters came and I went out to "support" him.  It was already warm and lovely ~ but then the mowers came, in force, so it wasn't pleasant to stay out.  Back in to check on my email and now here I am.  
 

I don't know what the deal with the ever changing font or text spacing is.  It looks great when you type the message, and then posts looking different ~ or it looks great to me and bad to others.  Infuriating, and I haven't a clue how to prevent it.  You can use the exact same text on two different days and get different results.  ACK!


I wasn't surprised about the ruling today.  Since so many states allow same sex marriage it doesn't make a lot of sense for a couple to be able to marry in Wisconsin and have their marriage not be considered legal if they move to Kansas.  (I don't know what either state's laws are, btw).  I am concerned about what this might mean based on Hillary's statement that "people will have to give up their deeply held religious beliefs" (Really?) and the thugish and bullying way the LGBT community has attacked Christian bakers and photographers and others who would be happy to serve any gay couple in any other capacity, but felt it was against their religious beliefs to take part in their weddings.  They have literally driven them out of business and ruined their lives, very obviously choosing companies that they knew had deeply held religious views to attack.  They could have gone to another firm for help with their weddings, but chose these companies in order to destroy them.  It's cost me a lot of the respect and empathy I used to have for gay people.  I no longer (officially) know anyone who is gay so I can't say for sure, but I suspect everyone in that community doesn't feel the same and many wouldn't dream of acting the same way, but these bullies represent them so how can I know who deserves my respect and who doesn't?  Interesting that they haven't gone to Muslim companies who they know won't support them (and in fact believe that they should be killed) to launch their attacks, but only Christian.  I'm pretty sure Hillary won't either.
What does the "Q" in LGBTQ mean?  Only one word that was used long ago jumps to mind, and I can't believe it stands for THAT!

Enough.  I will say that I question Justice Robert's sanity.  Does he have what used to be called a Split Personality?   LOL  

No plans for today.  The lawn mowers are through so maybe we will go out and have our coffee on the porch when I finish posting.   It's supposed to be a LOT cooler today, only in the mid 70s.  

I love, love, love my new Gorjuss tag.  
Thank you so much!



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RE:Welcome to June Chat!
(Date Posted:06/26/2015 9:06 PM)




Well, dearest Dorothy, you hit the nail on the head, that is exactly what the Q stands for.  I think it is like the N word. If you are it, you can say it, if you are not it, you cannot say it. The thing is I grew up using the Q word as just meaning weird. When someone did something weird or silly they were queer, or if something was odd it was queer. Louann too! Then you find out it is being used for gay people and make a conscious effort not to use the word. Especially after Gary came out to us. Then I met lots of gays, some I liked, some I did not. Some love women and associate with them, others seem to hate women. Gary's first partner was the 2nd and I did not like him at all. I think he had too much control over Gary and was so happy when they split. Then Gary met Steve and they had been together ever since. I love Steve as much as I love Gary.  Then my sister came out to us. Not that I hadn't known for a very long time, lol. Her first partner I did not get to know and it was short lived. Her 2nd was very "male" and I tried to like her. I did not hate her, but she was a user and I did not like that.  They were together several years and then Diane was dumped. Which hurt her greatly. I felt for her but was secretly happy.  Which she now knows, lol.  They have managed to be friends yet, but not good ones. She has had no partners since. You need to have a very strong personality to be with Diane because she does and thinks nothing of correcting everyone all the time. But at the same time she is very loving and giving. I really wish she would find someone. I am going to ask her if she has ever thought of using an on-line dating service. Ok, I have gotten way off track here, lol. I am very happy about the ruling today. Wisconsin has had the right for gays to marry for sometime now, less than a year. It was part of a several state suit that went to some court that I cannot recall the name of. I was surprised it made it as Walker and his cronies were against it, but the court ruled the ban unconstitutional.  I do agree with you that what some gays did in there tactics were totally wrong. I boycotted Arby's for years because they would not hire gays, but times they are a changing.

We have had a lot of noise here today too. We had that water leak in early winter and when they fixed it they just filled it all in with gravel. Today they were here most of the day repairing it all properly. It was very noisy. So we had to keep opening and then closing the door depending on the noise level. 

I am glad you like your tag. I have 5 more waiting in the wings, lol.

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RE:Welcome to June Chat!
(Date Posted:06/27/2015 8:59 AM)



 

Hello.  How are you this fine Saturday morning?

Another Hot one predicted for today, and again no plans for today.  We lead such an exciting life. ;-)

It's certainly been an exciting week on the news though, hasn't it? Honestly I couldn't think of another word for the "Q" and I couldn't believe it could be THAT word!  I'm glad to know so I can be sure never to include it if I reference LGBT.  Sheesh.  Yes, I did use that word and also the charming "Fairy" in my long lost youth. It would be hard for you to imagine how naive I was back then.  While I knew they referred to boys who liked boys rather than girls, I don't think the idea of s-e-x even entered my mind.  LOL.  Hard to believe now, I know, but I really was such an innocent way back then.  So, when I used those words, it was being smart mouthed and I never even associated the words with real people.  It's been a very long time since either of them crossed my lips, of course.  

I had no idea that Arby's didn't hire gays.  (Admittedly, I don't think I knew there WERE any gays ~ lol)  If I had known, I would have joined your boycott.   I worked with a couple of very flamboyant gay guys and if anyone had discriminated against them in the workplace, I'd have been out there on the street demonstrating with them.  They hurt no one and were good guys and certainly didn't deserve to be discriminated against ~~ and they weren't.   I have never 'officially' known any lesbian women, though I have known women who were rumored to be. A couple of our neighbors in this neighborhood might be lesbian, but I don't know and until and unless they tell me, it's none of my business and I just don't care.  If they are and they do 'come out' to me, I can't imagine that it would make any difference to either Mike or me.  We voted for Civil Unions when others were not, because the law didn't pass the first two times.  I have a different feeling about marriage than Civil Unions, but I wouldn't have demonstrated 'against' and I wouldn't have demonstrated 'for'.  If I could still walk like a person, I would demonstrate against bullies taking religious freedom from Christians, though. I think that was the primary concern of the four dissenting justices also, or one of them, that the law may give the anti-Christian crowd free rein to strip Christians of their freedom of religion under the Constitution.   I guess we'll have to see.

Watching "Jersey Boys" on HBO now.  I always loved the Four Seasons, and the music in the movie is fun, but I think it would have been much better if they'd the real Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons sound track. Still kinda fun. 

I hope they got the water leak fixed and you don't have to continue to put up with the noise.   

Lovely TGIF tag ~ Thank you!  The one I'm using today is one Kathy made for me ages ago.

Have a happy day!


 
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RE:Welcome to June Chat!
(Date Posted:06/27/2015 1:11 PM)


Nothing much going on today.  Filled moms pill box for the week and making sure there are enough to fill 2 pill boxes for her trip. Found one that she needed that the prescription had expired. Usually we get a call asking if we want them to get a renewal from the doctor but did not this time. Mom will call it in to her doctor on Mon and if she does not get it in time, then I will give her some of mine as I use it too.
I slept till almost 10 again today. I went to bed after 2 but layed there a long while wide awake.  No idea why I am having trouble going to sleep. I am getting enough sleep but I hate getting up that late.
I want to see that movie.  I love Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.  I used to babysit for a neighbor that had them on tape and I used to play it after the girls were in bed.  It is a movie on my hit list, but do not have HBO. But I am looking into the Red Box streaming videos. If they are just a dollar life the vending machines, then that would be great.  I can easily pay a dollar to see a movie :)
Not much else going on today so I think it is time to share some pics of the kiddo's.

Sailer


Finn


Liam


Samuel with Louann and Bruce


Today's tag challenge was about your birthday. They gave a specific site and you had to use the colors of your birthstone, then your birth flowers have a meaning and you had to use one of the words listed. Also had to use a font that started with the same letter as your birth month.
So I am October and I used the font Oleo Script.
My birthstones are Opal and Pink Tourmaline.
So pink and white colors used.
My birth flowers are calendula and cosmos.
I used cosmos in the picture.
The word descriptions of them were modesty and joy.
Obviously I used joy.
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RE:Welcome to June Chat!
(Date Posted:06/28/2015 8:17 AM)

  

 

Good Morning!  

Can you believe it's almost the end of June.  Half the year is gone!  We're supposed to reach the high 80s again today with no rain.  Of course what they predict and what we might experience are often different ~ laugh.

You asked about the new Patriotic wreath for our front door. 

                     

As is often the case, I left the pics too big, but you can hopefully see that there is "blue" eucalyptus, and red and white dried flowers.  Apparently, you can spray it with hair spray from time to time to preserve it!  I also have some things our primary party organizer, Roxanne, has given everyone in the neighborhood from flags to patriotic deely-boppers, and I may add a few things.  Of course the flag will be flying for the weekend, and right now even our red dahlias are out (hope they stay) and the white potentilla. ;-)


And as of now ~~ the forecast for the 4th is for RAIN!   They will set up tables and chairs in the street ahead of our house if it doesn't rain, and a couple of folks next to us and across the street have offered their garages if it does, but that will surely put a damper on things ~ no pun intended. 

For today, no big plans once again.  We are going to try Cornish game hens for the first time tonight.  Mike's folks used to make them and some of my other online friends do too, so now it's time for us to give it a try.

LOVE the pictures, Lou Ann.  They are such beautiful kids ~ and I love seeing Louann and Bruce, too.  I feel like I know them. ;-)

Thank you for the beautiful tag.  I am so spoiled!! 

Good for you getting your mom's pills all ready for her trip.  When are they leaving?  I hope she continues to feel ok.

We get HBO for free as part of our package, but I can't remember how for long, six months or a year I think.  We almost never find anything we want to watch on HBO, so while it's nice to have it for the very occasional things we do find, I know we won't miss it when we lose it.  Another one we get 'free' is Streampix and we sometimes find things on there to watch.  Beyond the regular Cable stations, I think we watch either Amazon (Prime) or Acorn the most.  Anyway, we did enjoy the Jersey Boys.  Mike had all of The Four Season's albums in his youth and so when he first tried to watch it ~ without me ~ he was so disappointed that they hadn't used the original sound track that he didn't finish watching.  He watched it this time because I wanted to, and knowing the music wouldn't be the real Four Seasons, he enjoyed it too.  As I said, these guys were good, but at the end hey played some of the real sound track music.  Loved it.

I hate having my sleep cycles all screwed up.  Hope you get back on track!


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(Date Posted:06/28/2015 6:31 PM)


I slept 6 hours last night. The pulmonologist told me that 8 hours of sleep is too much. That you only need between 6-7 hours of sleep a night.  Funny since their info they give you about sleep disorders and stuff say 8 hours. They should make up there minds. But I am tired lately so I wonder if my C-pap is not doing it's job?  Who knows. I will ask when I follow up with him. But I am not sleeping there again. It is a very long night and I hate it. 

Well, we had quite a ruckus here today.  Chris and Scott had friends over last night and we noticed that they have taken some of the brick pile (the landlord was going to make a barbecue but they have been sitting out back over a year) Any way, someone set them up in a circle about 4 bricks high out beside the parking area and are using it as a fire pit. Which Suz told mom is illegal in the city.  Mom also noted a new planter of flowers on the porch, that someone had spilled something dark on top the railing that is white and that someone took down the flag and tossed it to the porch floor.  We were both upset about the flag.  Scott had put it up for us and since there is a street light right out front of the house, we thought the flag would be lit enough to leave it up. So she was talking to Chris this afternoon and started asking about these things and Chris went ballistic. She was screaming at my mom about being given the 3rd degree and that she was tired of it and was going to move. Mom came in the house and she was in tears.  Then we heard her ranting about mom on the porch and I was going to tell her to shut up and go into her apt but mom pushed ahead of my and started yelling at her.  I could not believe it.  She screamed at Chris about only asking questions (I am sure she sounded accusatory) and that we have put up with their drunken fights and arguments and never called the police. Then she says just wait for the next time and see if that is still true. I finally yelled "that's enough".  Chris continued to scream and I got mom back in the house.  I said I am closing the solid door as I do not want to hear her and mom "said slam it like they do", so I did, lol.  There was some satisfaction in it.  I then locked it. I said to mom "do you think she is off her med again" and she said 'I do not know but I am not putting up with it". She went and was getting dinner started, about half hour after the blow up, when I heard a soft knock at the door.  I knew it was Chris.  She was just bawling and saying how sorry she was that she never wanted to hurt us that she loved us.  I gave her a hug and said it's ok.  I got my mom and Chris really broke down...."I'm so sorry Ma, I did not mean to hurt you and I did not mean what I was saying". Over and over again, mom kept saying for her to calm down.  She eventually did. She finally went home saying sorry and that she loved us over and over again.  I am sure she is off her med and with drinking last night she was out of her head.  Have not heard a peep since then.

I love the wreath, it is beautiful.  The colors are very dark, which makes them hard for me to see. It is very pretty though and I never noticed before how beautiful the window in your door is.  I love it.  Your yard and house look lovely.  Your lilacs really do need some trimming, lol.

I set up my moms meds each week.  This week I was just checking to see if any needed to be gotten so we would have enough to set up 2 weeks worth of meds for the trip.  They leave a week from Tue, on the 9th and will return on the 19th.  So they will be gone 10 days, but want her to have extra meds just in case plans change.

I have come more pics to share today.

LIAM, I love this picture!


SAILER


SAILER AND FINN


REX, MATT AND SAMUEL


I WILL TELL YOU THE STORY OF THE ABOVE PIC TOMORROW.
TODAY'S TAG CHALLENGE WAS ORANGE AND GREEN.
IT JUST HAD TO HAVE THOSE COLORS IN IT.
LOVE YOU LOTS!!
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RE:Welcome to June Chat!
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How de Do

I'm posting tonight because I have an appointment with my Cardiologist tomorrow morning to have my ICD read in the office, and I imagine my heart paced too.  We'll see what their results are and whether I have another download from home in a month or need to schedule the surgery.  Apparently I now have a "window" to schedule in, if I need to, which is quite a departure from the past.  Anyway, I want to get my shower and try to look presentable and leave a bit earlier.

More wonderful pictures of those beautiful kids ~~ I love them!  It does look like Rex is gonna get Matt and Samuel, tho. ;-)

Another beautiful tag for me, too!  Thank you!

Hard to believe a sleep specialist telling you you don't need 8 hours ~ although I guess that's good news because I rarely if ever get close to 8 hours.  5 or 6 is more like it.

OhMyGosh, Chris and Scott do keep you from getting bored don't they?!  I suspect you are right and she went off of her meds ~ or was knocked off of them by the booze.  You remind me of why I hated apartment living.  We had some wonderful neighbors in our apartments, and we had some that were far from wonderful.  I won't tell you all the stories because I'm sure you know them first hand, but that's why I will try to avoid apartment living.  Definitely some advantages, but when you have no control over who lives so close to you, you're just too darned vulnerable.  Even off her meds it's hard to imagine Chris yelling at your poor mom that way.  I'm glad neither of you took any of her crap, and I'm sure she does feel bad about it now.  If they have friends who would take the flag down and throw it on the floor, I find it hard not to judge them by the friends they keep, and certainly hard not to judge the friends. Few things infuriate me more than touching my property and then going so far as to throw the flag on the floor. (Deep breaths, Dorothy.  Ha!)   Anyway, I'm glad she (they) are over it ~ for a while at least.

I took the pictures of the wreath with my camera and even though I tried to lighten them, I couldn't get the colors accurate.  I'll try again in a while.    You don't like our lovely sculpted lilacs?  Well harumph. (lol)   The Bloomerangs have buds on them so they are getting ready to bloom again.  I sure wish they had been trimmed last Fall or at least this Spring, but it is what it is.

Have a great day, and I'll try to get back to check in later.

Love 'n hugs,

 

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Hello

I spent all morning and part of the afternoon sorting out pictures. Mom had a big box of them that needed to be sorted. I only sorted them into 3 categories right now. Family, Old family, and Leigh's family. Leigh had mentioned that Marcia took most of the pics they had when they divorced so we sorted out everything that had him or his family in it. I am even sending old ones of Leigh and Marcia but we will put them into a separate envelope for the boys. Mom wanted to throw them out. But I said maybe at some point in the future Leigh's boys might want pics of their parents together in better times. Plus when they have kids and want to see pics of Grandma and Grandpa. But I do not necessarily think that Kristi will want to see them. We will leave that up to Leigh to decide. Trying to get things done and in order for mom's trip and not waiting till the last minute.

The ladies are coming tomorrow night so once again I may be late with the skin and July page. I have not started them yet so it is probably a sure thing, lol. Sorry, the month just always gets away from me.

Suddenly today I thought...when am I going for my INR and looked at the calendar and did not have it marked. I remember them saying 3 weeks which would have been last Wed. Suz could not take me today, and tomorrow she has to take mom to the dentist, so it will be Wed before I go so the 3 weeks is turning into 4. Do I care? Nope! 

Mom made some muffins today and took a couple and gave them to Chris. She thanked mom and that was the only time we have seen her today. I think she is ashamed of her behaviour yesterday and they were fighting a bit last night. Not so bad though. I am sure she is off her meds. They probably do not have the money for them right now. I do not know how they make it. He is a taxi driver and only gets paid when he has a fare. She just started a factory job and is 2nd shift but they get called off all the time when there is not enough work. She has not worked in over a week now. Plus she owes mom for doing laundry. She uses our washer and dryer. Mom only charges her 2 bucks a load to wash and dry. At first she always asks, but then we found that she was just doing it and sometimes mentioning it after the fact. Several times Suz has taken laundry down and found laundry in the washer and dryer that we knew nothing about. That makes me mad that she uses mom like that.

I hope it was only good news at the doctors office or pacemaker clinic and that you got a good reward meal out of it. lol 

Ok, the story of Rex. A stuffed T-Rex was Samuel's first favorite toy and still is. They started calling him their little Samasaurus. So that was the theme of his birthday party. Here is the invite.

And his cake

Actually, Samuel was born on Matt's birthday. A son as a gift! Wonder how she's topping that this year, lol  Their birthdays are actually Wed. And Samuel's mask which he loves. 


Today's tag challenge was to make a "I hate Mondays" tag. But I do not hate Mondays so just used this. Most would take it as bringing them down, as the song says and that is why I used a sad tube, lol But I love Rainy days and Mondays. Well, actually I love stormy days!

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Good Morning!

Sorry I didn't get in yesterday.  I should always just assume I won't when I have anything medical going on ~ ha.  Mike was convinced that I would have another month, but no.  There is a term for it that I can't remember, but basically my device reached the turning point on June 25th.  Prior to that the insurance wouldn't pay if you wanted to change it out, and after that point, you have a three month window when the battery will still be good.  On a positive note, the leads are still good so at least I don't have to worry about having them changed out!  I've never had them changed, and never want to. That would be fairly major.

  I opted to have the changing out of my device between my and Mike's birthdays ~ LOL.  I have a Pre-op appointment on August 4th to get chest x-rays and blood test and fill out forms and such, and then the Outpatient surgery on August 11th.  I go in at 8:30 for surgery at 10:30, and will hope it isn't delayed beyond that.  Then the surgery and some time in recovery before I can go home.  All that time without Coffee!  I may need prayers!  

I wasn't really surprised, but after talking to the scheduler I felt somewhat discombobulated.  She asked if I needed a wheelchair and I said no, but now I'm wondering if maybe I should ask for one for the appt on the 4th. I've never used one, but it is a lot of walking between the Dr's office and the hospital ~ and back.  I'll have to see how I'm doing when the time gets closer.  Anyway, for no intelligent I felt a bit stressed afterwards so I suggested a glass of Sherry in the Library ~~ after which I was no longer stressed.  LOL  Sleep was a whole nuther issue.  I've been awake since before 3 this morning.  I finally decided to read, and I read until around 5 and then thought I'd try again to sleep, but I had a killer headache so I got up and took some aspirin.  Mike got up before 6 so I went ahead and got dressed and ready for the day ~ but I do feel like crap now.  I mention this so you will feel sorry for me and not be mad at me for not coming in yesterday. ;-)

Great idea to go through the pictures now so they are ready well before the trip.  Do you have negatives or whatever to back up the ones you are giving away, in case you ever want a copy?   I would think that Kristi would not like seeing pictures of Marcia and Leigh, though of course she knows that Marcia is no one she needs to be envious of.  You haven't mentioned good old Marcia in a while.  What's she up to and is she managing to NOT mess up Leigh and the boy's lives?   You are very thoughtful to realize that in spite of what she is, the boys may one day want the pictures of her and Leigh in the early days.  You have such a good heart.

Ah, the ladies are coming tonight.  I hope you have a grand time, and PLEASE!  Not to worry about the new skin or pages.  I'll love them whenever they arrive.  I haven't done my skins for the other group yet either ~ no reason, just lazy.  I may pick something from Aimoo's collection this time ~ or not.  We'll see.  Barb does the June page, and she does it a lot like you do with all sorts of interesting information, so I never have to worry about that.

My INR was too low last time and the nurse yesterday said that they no longer have you go off Warfarin before surgery but really want it to be in range for several times before the surgery.  Now it appears that they are less concerned with your bleeding too much than with your throwing a clot during surgery, because they do shock you to test the device.  I'm well aware of that ~ the shock, not their fear of a clot.  Last time I had a really irritating burn practically in my arm pit.  Pass the salve, please.   Good luck with getting your test done, AND with getting good results.

Sweet of your mom to take muffins to Chris.  I'm sure she is embarrassed, and she should be.   Apparently since your mom said using her washer and dryer was on, she feels she no longer has to ask ~ and maybe doesn't need to pay, either.  Honestly, you give some folks an inch . . . .

Love the story of the T-Rex Birthday party ~ the invitations are darling and so is the cake!  Samuel is such a cutie.  I love that they really share their birthdays. ;-)

I also love my Rainy Days and Mondays tag!  I remember when I was working that I really didn't love Mondays, even a little bit, but since I've been retired Monday is just another day and they're all good.  (Most of the time ~ )  I think of the song, too and the tag is just purrrfect.  Thanks so much!

Have a grand day, my little Sister!

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