Hi, Kids, I'll be back to post as soon as I check out the posts at the end of 861. OK, I'm back: Good Morning, Porchies, I woke feeling just a tad more rested this morning. It may not last but it's a welcome sign that I may be starting to pull outta this relapse. There was no sensation of that adrenaline surging in my legs. I need to go out later, when it warms up a bit, and clean out the inside of my car. I brought home some potting soil and the bag leaked. AACCKK!!! At least, it won't be so dirty when my pals and I go to the concert tonight. It is Beethoven's Eroica Symphony. What a treat. It may sprinkle later today. It I supposed to rain tonight and tomorrow off and on all day. Our weather is topsy turvey. Barb's kids haven't had very good weather since they came to FL but it probably beats the weather in Boston. They aren't spending a lot of time with her. She is alone and doesn't go out much and almost no one comes to visit. She has become an object of pity but she presents herself as a victim. She is a victim of her own making. She has let her hair go steel gray, which matches her complexion. She is thin as a twig and is all hunched over. She is telling people her SIL is mean to her and that she has cancer; she refused to have a scan of the mass in her chest so she doesn't know whether it's cancer. It's been there for years so likely isn't. She is desperate for attention. It didn't have to be like this. I always visited with her and took her places. I wonder whether she realizes that her scheme has backfired badly. Again soooo sad! I do pray for her but, otherwise, stay away. I need to look for a new rod for the valance. I hope I can find one which will hold the valance 8" away from the wall. It has to clear the drapery panels on the ends and the vertical blinds. I still haven't shopped for the silk edging. I need to go in the morning when I have some NRG and the Snowbird traffic isn't so nuts. By afternoon, it's impassible. This is what happens when one lives in a desirable place. Everyone wants in on it, even if for the winter only. Many Snowbirds eventually move her full time. We are suffocating from it. There is only so much land close to the beaches so the developers build inland. The landlubbers clog our roads with traffic and it is gridlocked everywhere. Whine, whine, whine! Granni, I am praying for your DD. Please let us know how she is doing as soon as you can. I'll put a prayer in our prayer box. Diane, how sweet of you to offer to post this on the Spirituality Forum. Those prayer warriors will pray for Granni's DD. I hope you are doing better and your mouth is on the mend. Sun, there are three winners and one of them is in FL but they haven't said where the winning ticket was sold. Heck, I'd be thrilled to be one of the winners who had five of the six numbers. Too bad about the art class. I took an Italian class once and the old teacher didn't want to teach; he only wanted to tell us stories of his yute in Italy. Oy!!! I don't know what kind of insurance they sold you through UHC but it should not have been a supplement to Medicare if you don't have Medicare. If it were me, I'd talk to the state insurance commissioner to fast lane this problem. You shouldn't have to have all of this on your shoulders with no help. Good luck. Rock, Rosemary DeCamp played Robert Cumming's mother or sister when he had his sitcom back in the 50's. The woman who played the Brady Bunch's housekeeper, Alice, was his photographer's asst. on that show. Her name slips my pea brain but she was in the photo game on the other board. The questions was, 'What was her boyfriend's name on the show?' He was Sam the butcher. There was always a 'type' who played these women's parts back in the day. Spring Byington was often cast as someone's mother. They were always attractive sweet domestic types or less attractive quirky, zany women. Some, like Lucille Ball, were both attractive and zany. An atty. I worked with wanted me to go to law school but I didn't even have my bachelors degree back then. I did enjoy my business law class but am not sure whether it was because I enjoyed the law or whether it was because the teacher was gorgeous. Kelp and other types of seaweed are high in iodine. If they cannot be found, supplements are available. With the popularity of shushi, I think seaweed is widely available now. Speaking of the law--a new lip balm is causing blisters on people's lips so there is a lawsuit. Good grief! Well, that's one way to get plump lips. Spring, coming to America certainly can be culture shock. Even Americans who go to NYC can experience it. It is a big place, crowded with all kinds of people, neighborhoods and cultures. It is alive all the time. It is too much for some but others, like me, love the food, the museums, the history, etc. I also love San Francisco, New Orleans and, of course, Denver. They are all different and each has its own charms. It's always a good idea to approach homes in the middle of nowhere with caution in this country. With our liberal gun laws, one can be certain that people protect their homes with firearms. It would be unnerving to be met with a gun no matter where. Yikes! I keep my guns under wraps until I fear there is a threat. I would never point mine at someone unless I though he were going to kill me. There are other canyons like the Grand Canyon but not as vast. On a business trip in our small plane, our pilot dove down into one and swooped back up as the canyon wall fast approached. We did it several times. There were a few shacks at the bottom and we didn't want one of the occupants shooting at the plane. I had better get this Warren Peach posted and go read the paper. Love, Mikie Ha! Ha! Just noticed I posted 'Warren Peach.' Well isn't that the pits! My brain is a bit fuzzy. Oh, somebody stop me!!!