Saw 31 posts.. thought to do the honours... Rather flimsy seat but thought it very artistic...heh heh. I would think Monsieur Lampost is more gallant than.many a. young man roaming around nowadays. Probably better looking too. Still wandering around showing Coz around..actually taking her to.people she wants to meet. She wants to.learn more intricacies of Buddhism..she is already well versed but wants to know more..it's not for.me at the moment..my.poor head cannot deal with more information. Inspite of it..I love my Lord Buddha. He has connected with me in such special ways on a few occasions and given.me protection and strength..when I needed them.most as indeed have Christ and Archangel Michael..that hero among Archangels. Diane and Star - so good to see you. Hear the respective good news. hmmm..to newbies reading that.might sound like Diane n Star are making new additions to the family..heh. Well..to clarify for them..Dianes Kevin's car crasher has to pay up..and Star won a beautiful Moms Day bouquet. Mikie - so good to hear you going.out n doing things. Hope your wrist gets better soon. I can only.imagine how blissful it must be to hv Sir Vester making a warm hot cushiony pad at my side..and.making.purry noises as I pet him on a cold winters morning in bed. Just the.me and him and the stillness all around. Ah bliss. I'm feeling a warm glow just imagining it. We hv our pooches but they're so heavy and.lumpy..and won't budge if we want to move when our feet go.off to sleep. And one of them jumps up n down on our bodies..clambering all over us to get up or down without a so much as 'may I?'. He stands.on DHs stomach or mine if he smells a stray out on the road..and puts his nose out sniffing alertly. Not good for a sound sleep. It's a good thing he has DH wrapped around his.little finger and will never get smacked. Everyone.is afraid.of DH. DH is afraid of him. One of.life's little mysteries. Sun - your house is a veritable treasure trove of collectibles..seems like. But I'm glad to hear you are letting go .of some.of the stuff. Will inspire.me to remove some things I hang on just coznits such a habit and.free up some space. How priorities hv changed for me..when I see any beautiful pictures of rooms..furniture..I first think..'will that be easy to clean? '. Julie - so sad for the young mother who died of heart troubles. This world will drag us down if we are not careful. And force.ourselves to.look St those who are healthy and are happy. It takes.me so.much effort at times to see the good side of.life. in this country especially. There's lepers on the streets begging. With raw wounds and a week ago son and I took a young malnourished doggie who had a bleeding stump on his foot instead of a paw to the rehab centre. He was outside a shop trying his best to deal with his circumstance. Vomited all over the seat in sons car but it was worth to have him safely in a loving caring docs hands where he would be fed and watered and his wounds taken care of. Plenty of dogs came up to say hello to son while I did the.paper work. One was snoozing in a round cane chair probably used to belong to the partriach of the family owns the rented house. Some were paralyzed legs down and dragged their selves around but there was such an air of 'everything is fine..and the world is a large playground where one gets fed and loved and no troubLes at all.' kind of feel. (Indeed.one naughty fellow was running after everybody barking imperiously..telling everyone 'to watch.it..or else'..except he had a short stump where his one front foreleg was supposed to be. I told son..'wonder what will happen if a feisty newcomer decided to take.on his challenge'? It looked incongruous..hopping around clumsily and telling everyone he's da boss.) We humans need a.place.like that. Where one is assured of unconditional love and care any time we check in.