Spent yesterday out on the ocean, didn't catch a thing again but had a wonderful day anyway. I was blessed with seeing lots of seals like the little guy above and even a few porpoises. Passed a Maine Lighthouse, Fort Knox, and the new bridge with a built-in look out tower.
Just watched that video and have to say it IS offensive, and worse. Insulting, naive and ludicrous quickly jump to mind. To say our service people are racists is disgusting. To say we treated them worse than Hussein is as idiotic as it is offensive. And as for the same old, tired, 60's hippie explanation for all wars - I'm still waiting for the cheap Iraqi oil we were going to steal. Please point me to these cheap gas stations cause they ain't in my neighborhood. Lastly, I heard MANY times that we would be occupying Iraq (and Afghanistan) forever - of course to exploit the people and resources, force our way of life on them, intimidate the neighboring countries, yada, yada. Last I checked, we are completely out of Iraq and will be out of the other one in two years.
Sorry - don't want to cause problems or initiate a long discussion of this taboo topic, but I felt this needed to be responded to.
Hope your move went smoothly, Harper, & that you will be happy in your new home...War is hell, Victor, and there is great misery on all sides... freedom from tyranny must be accomplished for all people...as you know, my DH was in WW11, but he also had Quaker relatives, so he saw both sides of the argument...there is no easy way...we can only pray that peace will come for all of us...
Off to the hospital tomorrow to begin a new road of trying to solve the extreme fatigue and pain riddle. Ultrasound, MRI, and more blood tests...then endocrinologist consult to see where we go from here. Our trip is very likely a no go, but I'm not giving up yet. If not this year, maybe next. I just want the answers and I will be able to deal with a solution. When you can't weed, it's time for answers. Latest blood tests were totally screwy. Pretty blooms, sweet puppies and a loving husband have helped the spirits every day, so it's all good. :)
the magnets do work although they are a sensitive piece of equipment - usually require a $100 tune up each year and the cost of the bait, trap, is crazy. we have one and it works most of the time although i just had to bring it in to charge the battery. west nile was found here in the last couple of weeks, no one has come down with it so far.
Good luck Louise, I hope you find an answer. Keeping you in my prayers and sending hugs (((♥)))
Well I have to agree on both the vidieo and the kids going back to school!
The girls go on vacation the last week of August then school starts. I'm exhausted LOL just plum run out of things to do with them!
Thanks, guys, for all the great support and prayers. I know I haven't been able to keep up much, and that is a bummer, but I'll be back in the saddle sooner than later, I hope. I have tried very hard to ignore this and keep smiling, but it's time to see what is going on and fix it...so my friend's daughter gave me a French manicure today and now I can face whatever! LOL. Thank you all again. Means so much!
Hope you feel better soon, Louise! Hug & kiss those babies of yours...Sad situation here...a woman from town that I know, disappeared over a week ago...walked away from the doctor's office, hasn't been seen since...no money, phone, or meds...over 160 folks searching for her...she suffers from depression, so it doesn't look good...
Sorry to hear that Victor, lets hope it clears up quickly! Still praying, I won't stop!! Seems like i've been doing more and more of that lately...pretty soon i'll be a mumbling old fool. Oh wait! I already am!!
No word on Barbara...thanks for the prayers...you would like her, she always helps & prays for others...has a new granddaughter she babysat for...Victor, so sorry about your MIL...hugs & prayers for your whole family...
Ewww is right.
Lou had a beetle in his ear a few years ago. It's funny now but wasn't then. It actually just flew in by accident. he could feel it crawling around, never went to deep and I finally got it out with tweezers. It was so creepy! I laugh about it now be he still doesn't.
Baby Adam is not getting good reports although since being home he has done amazingly well! It's so weird how being home he has gotten stronger, can reach for things now and hold his own head up pretty good. He eats solids again and is babbling away in conversation with you like you taped his mouth shut for those 4 months he was in the hospital. He has continued to have chemo once a week while he was home but it seems that wasn't enough. :(
On the inside a war was brewing and now he'll have to fight again. He has new tumors, several that have grown along his head, some have grown on the gray matter of his brain and the largest is about the size of a pea. He was admitted Wed. back into the Barbra Bush wing of the hospital where they will start a stronger more aggressive treatment.
Please keep him in your prayers, im no fool folks, i've been reading everything I can on this cancer. Science, documentation and common sense tells me it's only a matter of time. Most kids die within 9 -17 months...but I still believe in miracles.
Don't know about that, wha. His FIL was supposed to go also, but had hurt his knee badly and needed surgery. DIl's cousin and wife went too. My son grew out a beard for the trip and DIL said that the river guides were very jealous of it. Heehee.
She said yesterday they were on a raft, helicopter, 2 little shuttle buses, a little plane and a larger plane. They were taken to a dude ranch where they could use the shower facilities. After 7 days she was glad for that.
Think your job is tough? My homicide detective BIL recently investigated a case of a severely autistic five year old boy who had trouble dealing with jealousy over his recently born little brother. When the mom was out of the nursery, the older brother pulled out the drawers of the dresser and used them as steps to climb into the crib. He then threw his baby brother across the room, killing him.
Here I go again. A good friend of the family just had a baby yesterday. But he has PPHN - Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn. This is a serious condition where the baby cannot breathe normally, has high blood pressure and heart rate. The blood is not getting filtered through the lungs. He has been transferred to another hospital. Please keep the little guy in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you.
Her sister texted me a pic of the little guy and said 'He's perfect', and I lost it. Just started crying. Pictured that happening to one of my kids. This should just not happen to little babies. Adam, and this guy, London - just not fair.
Sorry to hear about your mom too, Allison. Hope she recovers quickly.
I feel so blessed that Leah has done so well, I just saw her and she's up to 10 lbs and looks like a plump healthy newborn. Or a month or two old, she will be 4 months in 6 days.
it's her dominant hand of course .. there are stairs outside to get in Jen.. and it was the day it was pouring here and was wet & slippery .. her doctor had her thinking it was going to be a month.. I am like no.. been 6 weeks for me.. sure a break is worse.. no???
Victor know just how you feel on the "lost it" end, Lou cried like a baby when we heard the good news on Dominic, all that pent up worry is such a relief. Keeping you and London in my prayers. Hope mom in law is holding up OK too♥
Leah is beautiful Deb♥
Prayers all around for you today Allison, so sorry to hear that about your mom (((♥))) Best of luck with the interview.
You might get re-considered, if you don't mind a hostile workplace.
A lot of places have low-key hostility levels, even towards well-behaved employees who have never made a fuss.
I think all 50 states have some sort of bait-and-switch laws on the books. Just mentioning "possible legal action" can sometimes get results; employers don't want legal costs, or a community black eye.
Tell the (bad guy *blanks*) that TV stations and newspapers LOVE to reveal abuse stories like this, so that the "average Joe" will become a sympathetic regular viewer.
Also: were these interviewers "harvesting" the personal info of the prospective job applicants?
They might be selling those social security #s or addresses, or your phone number to supplement their business activity.
In the 1980's, I went through a detailed application form at Radio Shack, and AFTER they collected my personal info, they said they had just filled the position...and they refused to give me back my application (or to black out the ss # !!!!!!).
We have to get pro-active about these kinds of practices, folks.
I have a long way to go to retire.. and won't win.. the whole thing was so unprofessional I was sickened .. knew it was not off to a good start when they requested that I turn off any phones or recording devices before they began
My sister who lives near Prescott in Arizona declared bankruptcy late last year while neither she nor her husband had jobs or prospects of jobs at the time. Hubby finally got a job last month in Phoenix - so he rents an apartment and comes home (2 hours) on the weekend. Now she has been offered a job in Cottonwood which is 125 miles from where their house is located! Jobs are very sparse in Az and this is a County job so there are benefits including lifetime medical insurance if she retires from the County. I am glad that I am not in her shoes!
The paper this morning just said no foul play was suspected...cannot see how the searchers & tracker dogs missed her...she was found only a 1/2 mile away from the doctor's office...our town is just shook...she volunteered at the Bloodmobiles & for the library & schools...a very religious family, I know their faith will help them through this...thanks so much for your concern...it helps...
Hi all. There's been no time even to click a cell phone camera, though maybe this week! Our triplets start college moving-in next weekend. They're nearly all ready, working until we leave. I'd like to record the music they play before they go.
How are people handling the weeds with all the heat and thurnderstorms? I've resorted to spreading paper bags in the garden.
My bill from today's purchases at the drugstore including kids' prescriptions and a month of contact lenses came to about $900. And they had been collecting stuff all summer. It's been easy to get our cars serviced. Everyone who sees me walking offers a ride and we share what our kids are doing. This is a milestone the same as a birth.
My weeds seem to grow very well as Robin and Jan observe.
Allison I got a pantach smartphone...first time for me with a data plan. So far I like it, just have to get used to new things. I've been basic for 15 years LOL!
Good luck with the move Rosemary, enjoy your empty nest for awhile...they always come home!
I am trying the Pantech Emerge, which is an Android. Either I'm not used to it or there are some bugs. Very tempted to exchange it for the iphone. The pairing of the phone with the tablet is what sold me, so Apple would cost some big bucks while the Pantech is under $200 with the plan. I'm still very conservative with its use because the minutes for the data plan go way too fast and everyone is trying it out. I thought I'd try it while we're traveling soon.
ATT guy told me by end of september there will be some changes in the data plans. They said it positively--one cost for an entire family plan. My DS says it's because they have to start limiting the public's use because everyone's getting them.
We went with Verizon and the phones were free. My plan with Sprint would let me upgrade for free phones, doesn't make sense, lose the customer or give me the phones. I got the share everything plan but won't be sharing the data with my husband...he got the dumb phone! :-)
Yeah, my phone was free too. It's the data plan that costs the bucks, and an ipad would really cost some money in a package. My DH was talking about getting a smart phone, too. That's when I sprang for mine. I really need it for work and he seldom even charges his. It isn't fully reimbursed by the commonwealth, though I do get a slight discount with either ATT or Verizon.
I have a basic cell, I can call, text, send pictures...good enough for me. The only reason I got the phone is the first place is because of Justin. I found having a handicapped child requires you have access should you need emergency help. Also they can get in touch with me if he's not with me and becomes ill or hurt.
Celeste, are you going to buy fancy running clothes and shoes that light up? Got to get something good for all your pain!
They are repaving the street I live on. I came home last night and when I hit the driveway - I literally hit the driveway! The ground down street is 8" lower than the edge of my cement apron! Banged up the bracket that holds the stabilizer bar, but it seems to work OK. I put a 4x4 in the street so I can ease up the apron - but I am not going out again until Monday morning if I can help it. There is a sewer drain at one edge of the driveway that has sunk over the years. I will call the city first thing Monday morning to see if they can come out and raise it back up - or I may have to have a new apron poured.
They usually put something over it...odd that they didn't.
Did some major clean up out front and put in a few azaleas, tomorrows some hydrangeas. Paying for it now back is killing me.
Lou said he might want to hire someone to remove all the ivy and start over. It's just to much for us to do by hand, really needs a machine. I hate the thoughts of spending money for something I used to be able to do :-(
I do like the idea of it looking pretty when you drive up the street.
Strange things happen around here...went to weed my flower bed, and right beside it under a tree in the weeds were these.
Must be my payment from the neighbors chickens for stealing my blueberries!! LOL
Actually 14! The neighbor's went away for the weekend and had someone come tend the farm animals. I guess the chickens didn't like this person because they deposited their eggs everywhere but in the coop!!
Hi all! Popping in to say I am back from a great vacation in Yellowstone. Went way too fast, of course. Saw lots of great wildlife, including a grizzly and four wolves! There are only 90 in the entire park so this was truly a treat. Will talk more about it when I post pics. Hope everyone is good. MIL was transferred back to the hospital once again. Saw her today. Some type of high pressure in her urinary system. They still have not pinpointed it. Baby London is improving slowly.
Was really saddened to see Neil Armstrong pass away. Watching him live on the moon at six years old had a lasting effect on me and inspired me to become an engineer, like him. Never met him but did have the honor to see both the other crew members - Aldrin and Collins.
Poison ivy AGAIN!! I thought I was extra careful this time, long pants, boots, gloves, immediate shower with Tecnu...must have missed my inside right arm...and that's after we "paid" someone to remove it...grrr!