Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by ConfusedInPA, Sep 26, 2013.
Glad to read that you're better. I guess shock would be the word. Anyone going thru trauma can experience this. About a dog, you have to think about your cats and how they will adjust. Perhaps a dog that's lived around cats but the owner had to give away for some understandable reason.
I have two cats and I take my daughter's dog, a weimeraner, several times a month when they go on vacation. She's a sweet dog and just wants to be FRIENDS with the cats, but they don't want anything to do with her and hide under the bed or scratch her nose if she surprises them.
Julie: Have you ever used a sinus rinse kit? A doctor told me years ago to buy one of these, found at most pharmacies. Made by NeilMed. Similar to a neti pot which I couldn't figure out how to use. This is a special bottle, comes with premixed packages. Whenever I feel a sinus pressure I pull it out.
Granni: How did the singing go? You are the MOST busy person, aside from Julie. You always seem to be off and running someplace.
My daughter has been on the run daily, hourly and she now keeps a booklet to see what all is scheduled. This morning she called, sick. No surprise there because she's plain worn out. Bad sore throat which is going around. I'm picking up their dog tomorrow morning while she's helping with something......told her I didn't want to be around her because I get whatever it going around. And once I'm sick I just seem to get more and more worn out and then pick up the latest germ that blows my way. Once things hit I'm usually sick off and on for 4 months or more.
I've been busy painting, trying to get some new watercolors completed . I have a lot of matted watercolors that I would really like to sell, so I happened to find a small artist co/op and will give it a shot to rent a small area for 3 months, thru Christmas. If they sell good, if not then so be it. When the owner told me I would have to work a few hrs. a month I said forget it.....I just don't have the energy nor can I depend on my body. Told her my problems so she was nice enough to said she would forgo that for me.
A Big HI and lots of HUGZ to awll !
I am not sure I was even on the Porch yet. Went to the chiro. this morning had an adjustment and then sat in the wonderful chair that does all kinds of things to your body. It is great and wish I had one. Wish I could afford one. It is more than a regular massage chair. Then came home and off to the store with DH. Then we ate some left overs for lunch and then to work out at the gym. I only did treadmill and a couple of other machines. I don't lift that much ( or that heavy, I should say). After that I came home and did my Denneroll exercise. Just lying there on this neck things for longer and longer periods each day.
Our chorale society program turned out pretty good I think. Sand some fun songs, including one written by Joseph Martin who was there that evening as a special guest. He plays a mean piano, let me tell you, He was absolutely fantastic. His mother was a piano teacher and he was taking lessons from her and then others since he was VERY young. Not sure many of us had heard of him until this and so didn't quite know what to expect. Idon't think anyone could take a nap while he played !! It really kept your feet tapping.
We sang - Celebrate Music by Joseph Martin; Dream With Me - Jackie Evancho (she sings or sang it); More I Could Not Wish You - from Guys and Dolls; I've Gotta Be Me- by Walter Marks and Already Home - Andrew L. Webber /Tim Rice ( from The Wizard of Oz - probably the play. It was all fun music to sing. Before that we all or most of us and guests had a BBQ dinner. It was so good. It was a nice evening.
Thinking of this performance I am thinking of our Porch friend TEACHER who we haven't heard from in some time. I hope she is doing well. Miss her and others too.
Diane - Glad to see you today and that you are doing somewhat better. Yes, it will take time for it to completely go away, all the terror aspects. Don't worry. You would not be alone in this situation. I'd hate to think if it was me home along and that happened.
Sunflowergirl - I envy anyone who can draw, sketch or do anything artsy. That is definitely not me. I love art but don't ask me to paint or draw anything !! It is to bad you don't feel better. You could probably make a nice living selling your paintings.
Mikie - Hi to you too sweetie. Hope you are starting to feel better. You surely have had siege, haven't you with your URI and then this bug.
Gotta run to the Porch and then off to try and finish some of my exercises- BLAH , not my idea really..
Not doing much today. Well, pretty much the case everyday. But I am hoping
to water the orchids on the upper tier when it cools off a little.
Gordon was talking about new tires a couple days ago. Just got an ad from the
tire store. They are having a sale this weekend. Well, they pretty much have a sale
every day. They just apply the term to a different brand of tires each week.
But this one seems a little different. They will double the mark down if you take out
one of their credit cards. That's $160. Something to think about.
I only have one credit card, and I use it as seldom as possible. And I never have a balance
dragging on at huge interest rates. If I can't pay the whole amount, I don't buy it. Of
course nowadays, I buy almost nothing except fuel. Groceries for me and Zipper and gas
for the Toyota. I am old and in dog years and car years, so are the others.
Granni, there are some Joseph Martin videos on You tube. Also a Joseph M. Martin.
One is of Joseph Martin at a Methodist Church in Clear lake. Don't know which Clear
Lake though. You can find them in Minnesota, Texas and South Dakota (at least).
SG, we used to have 3 Shih Tzus we got from a rescue society plus several feral cats. They
all got along beautifully. Now and then Chester would make a mock charge at a cat. if
the cat ran, he chased it. If the cat just ignored him, he stopped before he actually got
to the cat. Chester, BTW was with us for 17 years and he was at least a year old when we
got him. After he died, the folks here on the board were very supportive. Gosh, makes me
cry to remember.
Diane, we picked up a wonderful cat toy at a cat show some decades back. It was a bowl with
a lid. There was a hole on top and a hole on the side. The top was sloped like a funnel. You
rolled a ping pong ball round the lid, it fell inside, and the cats happily poked through the
holes trying to get the ball out. It was a great toy. Have never seen one in a pet store.
Saw a T shirt the other day. CONTENTS: One Human Being. 100% Organic.
Rock - I just had to answer you about Joseph M. Martin. He was born in North Carolina and got his bachelors of music in piano in S.C. and Masters at the Univ. of Texas at Austin where he and he his family live now. He is a great pianist and also a composer. I wish you could have heard his music. I could write a lot more about him but it would take forever and might get boring for others. It waa a great performance, by him for sure. He does a lot of performing at churches and conferences of church musicians although he has performed many other places such as Carnegie Hall.
Speaking of Carnegie Hall, I am not sure if I mentioned before that parts of the county choral that I sing with , who want to and have the $ to go, etc. will be going next summer , in June to sing with other choir members at a festival of sorts. I forget what exactly it is called, at Carnegie Hall !! They are to sing the Bluegrass Mass ( forget who wrote it). We have already sang it a couple of years ago at a performance. Due to other plans , and lack of $ I am not going. Next year we are going to my nursing reunion in Las Vegas, that I want to go to and we can't go to everything like other people do. Sorry, not enough $$. I surely wish I could go though. DH didn't particularly want to go either , so I won't be going. That would also need extra practices and I think I am doing enough stuff, for the way I feel.
Well, time to start getting ready for beddy bye and take my shower.
Diane - If you adopted a dog would they get along with the kitties? A dog might be a good idea but not sure about with the kitties . I have heard of cases where they do get along, especially if they kind of grow up together, it might work. Maybe Rosie and new pup would get along but not sure of the others who are older. I supposed it depends on their temperaments. He ( or she) would make a lot of noise anyway , even if the pup wasn't very aggressive !!! Glad to see you here yesterday and hope you are continually getting better.
Love to awl,
Left same message on the Porch. Didn't sleep last night and am grumpy and can barely type. So will go see if I can make myself sleepy and catch some ZZZZZZ's. Talk to y'all later.
That's a shame to miss Carnegie Hall. But I agree that you should go to
the event that means the more to you. BTW, do you know who paid for Carnegie Hall?
I didn't; just looked it up. I read a long time ago about the famous conductor at the
grand opening performance.
I see Joseph M. Martin has become a Texan. I just listened to two of his compositions
on Youtube. His piece "Coming Home" is lovely. You can find his bio at the
Shawnee Press site:
Says he taught piano at the U of Texas for 5 years, is married to Sue, and has 2 kids.
Oh yeah, Andrew Carnegie was the donor, and the first conductor was Tchaikovsky.
Mikie, maybe you can make a famous video like grumpy cat. Hope ya feel better after
some ZZZZZZZZZZZZs. Time for me to go back to bed too.
I did get some ZZZZZZZ's and woke up at about 10:30. I fed and played with the cats and they are now contentedly snoozing away. Simon didn't show for breakfast. He has fattened up and I'm pretty sure he isn't a monogamous cat. Oh well, I have two who are captive so can't complain if he wants to roam.
Am waiting to watch a movie on the Sundance Channel. "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid" just finished with the credits. It was Edith Head's last movie. She was, as they used to say, quite a dame. I remember in the 50's and 60's that if she did the costumes, we knew we were in for a fashion treat.
On Saturdays, when we weren't at the movies, and on summer days, we would go to the Five and Dime (we had two--Wolworths and Kresses, later to become K-Mart, I believe, but I digress...). There were always paper dolls of movie stars. We couldn't wait to get the latest. I went beyond just cutting out the clothes; I designed my own which I thought looked like what Edith Head might design. I could use the doll or some of the clothing for templates for my creations. I whiled away the hours on those things.
Comic books were our other addiction. We used the library to read and passed around out own books when we got them. We attended story hour at the library too. I always made sure my own kids got to story time when they were little and that we checked out books for them. They built a beautiful new library along Boulder Creek and it just wasn't the same as the old fashioned library we used as kids. For all I know, the new library isn't the same since it was built in the flood plain.
Our library down here was infested with bedbugs and, even though they fumigated the place, I can't bring myself to go there. I can get books on my Kindle without setting foot inside. Of course, in college, I spent many an hour in the school library. They had some kind of tall sensors to catch anyone trying to take a book out without signing it out. It would erase you floppy discs (yes, I finished college in the old days of the rigid floppy discs which, BTW, is an oxymoron So, whenever entering or exiting the library doors, we had to hold our discs up in the air above the scanner. There were no laptops; we all had to use the school's computers. How things have changed.
Don't know what got me off on this tangent--probably lack of sleep. Hope y'all have a good one.
Not much time to post. DH kept me busy and shopping. At lunch and then we decided not to go work out. However, I need to go do some of the other exercises - ugh .
Mikie - Sorry you haven't slept well and hope you get to sleep well today. Sleep well sweetie !
Rock - I had some of the info already on James Martin. Thanks for the info. Others might have been interested too. I really do need to go do my Denneroll thingy first.
Hope everydobby has a nice weekend and get to feeling at least somewhat better. No plans here for sure.
We MAY get rain - OI heard some thunder but that doesn't necessarily mean anything in this neck of the woods !!
Oh I forgot we go to early church tomorrow for the Corporate Communion. After that we go to a local restaurant where we eat and have a program..
Love you awl,
Just fed Zippy and wrapped him up in his blankie. He'll sleep for another hour or two.
Usually I take care of him earlier, but last night I slept for a few hours.
Mikie, I remember paper dolls. Used to see ads for them. I wonder if Barbie put paper
dolls outta business. Recall that old song? "I want a paper doll that I can call my own,
One the other fellas cannot steal."
Glad ta see you're feeling perky enough to post. Groucho Marx once had a librarian
on his quiz show. He said, "I bet you do a volume business." In the early days of TV,
people made fun of it because both the quality of the picture and the programming were
so bad. Grouchy said, "I find television very educational. Every time someone switches it
on I go into another room and read a good book."
Granni, did your thunder turn into rain? Our rainy season won't start for a couple
Barry, hope you and Richard and the wild critters are all doing well.
I was gonna say that it's time for Gordon and me to watch Lucy, but then I remembered
it's Sunday. Es ist Sonntag.
A quick HI to awl ! I need to start my exercises. I posed a bit more on the Porch if you want to check it out. Nothing to earth shattering.
Yes ROCK, we did get some train last night and today and maybe more later on. We surely do need it.
DIANE - Sorry you got up so early and couldn't sleep. Hope you will tonight and glad you are calming down some after that incident.
What about an older DOG that is trained and all. Of course you would have to walk it or let him go out to potty. Do you have a fenced yard? Hopefully, he would be an older dog that would bark LOUDLY !! I know they are work , more so that cats or kittens. Just an idea though and it would a deterant to people coming around, especially those not needed or wanted.
Hugs to everyone, inc. MIKIE, SFG, SPRING WATER, DAR, BARRY, ROCK et awl.
Gotta run and do something productive, , I hope , like exercising ):!!
Still running a slight temp. Seeing the doc on Fri. Think I'll just take it easy til then. Tomorrow, I get my eyes checked but that's a no brainer. Fri., Barb and I are supposed to pick up her houseguest at the airport but if I'm sick, she can go on her own.
Cats got me up at 4:00 this morning. Yikes. At least, I did stay awake long enough to watch the final episode of "Breaking Bad" last night. Very satisfying ending, not like "The Sopranos."
Hope to feel well enough to participate more on the boards. Til then, you are all in my heart, thoughts and prayers.
Diane and Rock - I remember Woolworths too growing up in the northeast. Kresges wasn't that close to us though. That split pea soup sounds great. We both like it . I hate to go through the prep work though but love eating it. I have to be in the mood and it is not cool enough here yet.
Hope you and Mikie both get a better nights sleep tonight !!
Mikie - So sorry you are still feeling badly. Glad you are going to the docs soon. Hope you will feel better soon..
Need to do some work on the computer for DH. Gotta run.
Love to everydobby,
Not much on my calendar: feed Zipper; wash dishes; water the plants. Pretty much
the same every day. That's OK though. The last thing I want in my life is drama.
Granni, Hard to imagine a blue grass mass. I love country western, but don't care for
blue grass. Flatt and Scruggs leave me flat. Do you like gospel music? There's a
gospel hymn titled "Higher Ground" that I heard for the first time a few years ago.
I like the words and the music. It's on you know where.
Diane, I bet your split pea soup is better than mine. Well, actually, mine is non
existent. Haven't made any kind of soup for decades. My secretary used to make
it with bacon instead of ham.
Glad to hear your furnace is OK. I grew up in a house with a heater in the dining room.
There was a grate overhead that you could open to let heat into the upstairs. In 1960
my folks bought an old house for $8,000. It wasn't much different from their current
house except that it had a furnace. Suddenly those cold Minnesota nights weren't
quite so cold.
Good luck with your eye exam, Mikie. I had one at the DMV a couple months ago when
renewing my license. Discovered the vision in one eye had deteriorated. The stern
Armenian lady who was processing me frowned a lot, but eventually OKed everything.
Did you hear about Ole and the eye doc?
Doctor: Have your eyes ever been checked?
Ole: Nah, day alvzys bin blue.
Ole speaks vit a Novegan accent, ya know.
Diane - Sorry but I forgot I had given you the recipe. Actually most of the time I use the old recipe and cook it on the stove. On the stove you can also make so much more in a BIG pot. Funny, but I was thinking that the is the ingredients that usually use !!! I haven't made any soup since last Winter/Fall. Actually, I can eat soup any time but DH does particularly enjoy it as much as I in the warmer weather. Send me some soup please. DH loves split pea or lentil a lot. I have gotten to be such a lazy but I cook most days otherwise we will starve or eat PB and Jelly sandwiches or something !!
Mikie - Hope all goes well at your eye doctors and that you start feeling better. That stinks, I know. Haven't done very much today except go to the Chiropractors this morning. Also filled up our pill boxes for the morning. That takes awhile for all our supplements and vits. DH only takes two meds for his b/p actually one is a diuretic. His Lozartan is half the strength as mine.
By for now. Gotta go check the Porch and then off to some exercises. I told the chiro about my other aches and pains due to exercises and he told me to do it every other day. I will only do my neck ones daily,. That is enough. Hope to at least get in a few of them later.
P.S. Rock - I just love your Norvegan accent - ya !!
Love to everydobby ,
Granni, as always, thanks for your sweet good wishes. I don't think I'll feel better until I get an ABX from the pee doc. He also wants to put me on a small dose of an alpha blocker to relax my bladder so I can empty it completely (off label use). I may kick this guy to the curb and start over with someone new if he doesn't help me. Your ability to do so much is an inspiration to me. Losartan is a good drug. In studies, it cut the incidence of strokes and heart attacks by 16 percent. I take it every night.
Diane, I'm so sorry about your sleep. I know what it's like to be drained physically and mentally. I'm in that situation myself right now. All I want to do is sleep. I hope you can get some extra sleep. It may not feel like it but it does help even if you can nap during the day.
Rock, I love Bluegrass, Dixieland, and folk music, all things Americana. Of course, the origins of such music are likely from the old country. I like old time gospel music. If I were to have a service when I die, which I'm not, I'd like to have "Precious Lord" played. Elvis does a rendition of it that leaves me with a tear in my eye every time. His gospel album is a treasure.
I had my contacts on when I last went to the DMV. They are monovision and the right one is for reading. So, naturally, I couldn't see the "hidden" numbers in the eye exam. So what does the idiot woman do? She says I have to wear my contacts when driving because I couldn't see the right-hand rearview mirror. Say What! I offered to take them out and redo the exam. Nothing doing. My picture came out great and that's the important thing.
Gotta go get ready for eye doc appt. Hope everyone has a great day. Posted more on kitties on the Porch for all you kitty lovers.
Hi Mikie et al,
Hope all goes well with the pee doctor !! I know what you mean with that business. What a pain (literally). DH ran to go pay a bill so will be home soon. The, he may need to get on this computer. So I will have to get off again ):!! Have you been going to a PCP or urologist? I have always gone to a pcp and I am like you I do not empty my bladder fully, like you but for different reasons. Gotta run . TTYAL Glad you got your new drivers license !!! YAY!
I see a urologist for my UTI's because I've had them in clusters over the years and they know my history. I don't use my PCP for anything except my annual exam, excluding the gyno part, and for the peptide shots which are now done. I believe in using specialists when necessary. My gyno is in the same bldg. with radiology for my Dexascan and mammo. The dermatologist is just down the road from me but hear my ins. co. isn't renewing their contract with them next year. Bummer!!!
I let y'all know how it goes with the urologist on Fri. I did a "W&P" post over on the Porch.
Thanks so much for your support. What did your doc do about your not emptying your bladder?
Mikie - Actually that was a few years ago from an Ob/Gyn that I used as a specialist for my surgery. I was leaking urine quite a bit. I do agree with you about using specialists when needed and necessary. I correct myself that I didn't use a PCP for this problem since surgery was needed. I used to have many UTI's in clusters like you said my most of my symptoms were PAIN and horrible discomfort and of course having to run to the bathroom CONSTANTLY. I am doing much better now but if I am not near a bathroom when I need to go there may be problems. So, I do wear light bladder control pads. I even thought that I had Intersticial Cystitis (sp) years ago? Never was actually diagnosed but not sure they can dx that or not.
My ob/gyn that I used just for this didn't actually say what it was called other than spasmotic bladder or something like that. He gave me some pills which I took for awhile and then got off them after using them. Not sure there was a lot of change but I felt I was on enough meds and didn't think they were worth the extra money and I am trying to decrease meds if possible. I am taking enough as it is.. Hope all goes well with your Urologist on Friday. Right now I can go to the bathroom and go and get up and then feel like I have to go again in 10 minutes or so. It may not be a lot but enough that I don't want to wet my pants as they say. It is a pain but what can you do. I figure I will just live with it and forget the taking of the pills all day):!!
Gotta go check the Porch and then go to the Chiro.
Love you and awl,
Yeah, spastic bladder is what they call what I have. I don't leak so that's a plus but, like you, I can go and have to go again in 10 mins. They actually have me empty my bladder at the doc's and then do an ultrasound and measure how much pee is still in my bladder. It's often enough to fill a soda can! No wonder I have to go again in 10 mins. No wonder I'm so tired; I often wake at 3:30 a.m. to go. I've tried going back to sleep but there is something about going to the bathroom which makes one wake up. Also, it tends to get the kitties excited--"Mom's up! Mom's up! We're gonna get fed. Yippee!"
Neighbor gave me a tiny red pepper she got from a Latino friend. We don't know what kind of pepper it is. It isn't spicy and tastes like our regular red peppers but it's only about 1 1/2 " in diameter and flat. The edge is kinda scalloped. It looks like a tiny UFO. I just love it cause it's so cute and the plant must be very pretty. I saved the seeds and planted them. Hope I get some pepper plants, especially cause my friends original plant died.
Guess I'll read and watch jewelry on TV just to torment myself.
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