Porchlight is On Volume 651

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by rockgor, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. lydia1

    lydia1 Well-Known Member

    Awwww, thanks Diane! Yesterday was so hectic, I didn't even remember seeing a post from Granni. Welcome back, Granni! We are waiting to hear how your trip was...

    Good to hear from you too, Diane! Hope you and Kevin have a great weekend.

    We were supposed to have thunderstorms today, according to the mid-week weather reports, but it has turned out to be such a nice day...I am filling the clothesline before we go to Keira's party...can get the dry clothes off when we get back. Will be pooped, but glad to have the laundry caught up. I haven't been really helping Lindsey much, except to keep her laundry done...that's something I can do at my "leisure", even in the middle of the night, if I am up. David does his own clothes, but Lindsey and the kids have one or two loads a day...if it keeps a little "sanity" on the farm, it is worth it, lol!
  2. Windytalker

    Windytalker Member

    I'm not alone with my plastic problems. I know of a few others personally (there are many more "online"). The two most distinguishable problems that can develop using plastic is GERD and/or throat polyps (most noticeable by a loss of voice...laryngitis) plus it causes major inflammation in our bodies. I had my "a-ha" moment over 15 yrs. ago while driving to CA. My throat, tongue and lips would "catch fire" if I drank water from plastic bottles. When I got home from my trip, no more plastic reached my lips. Prior to this, an ENT wanted to surgically remove throat polyps, but by removing as much plastic from my life as possible (and it's very difficult these days), my polyps went away on their own. I can't eat anything from a small plastic container these days...I've found I can actually taste it.

    I carry glass straws and metal eating utensils at all times. Teflon-type coatings on pans are a strict "no-no". No microwaving of anything in plastic...it gets transferred to Corningware or Pyrex. As far as I'm concerned, veggies in a "steam" bag are pure poison. Think of this...cancer has increased exponentially with the increase of plastic packaging/containers (along with the use of chems in our foods and some of those chems contain petrochemicals). I believe the reason I can't take meds is due to petrochems in them as well (mainly propylene glycol and/or mineral oil).

    Like Rock, I have a very low opinion of the medical/pharmaceutical/insurance "industries" as a whole. Obamacare (in my most humble opinion) is nothing more than the insurance lobby getting a stronghold on the U.S.A. via our Congress and Obama. There, I said it and glad I did!

    And, yes, I agree about family, marriage, etc. I totally envy people who had loving relationships with their Moms. I didn't. And, as for marriages, this is my third. We generally get along (sometimes bumpy) but we each "do our own thing" and agree on most subjects. My son is illusive at times and we seldom hear from our grandchildren. Are we disfunctional? Yep!!! My oldest stepson had surgery for a kidney stone this past week and we wouldn't have known a thing about it if the youngest stepson hadn't called...from CA!! He found out from the bookkeeper at our business in Missouri.:confused: Sometimes the grapevine works and sometimes it doesn't.

    As a pure dyed in the wool chocoholic, I'll take a dark rich chocolate over the other two any day of the week...LOL!!!

    And, as for Julie...I wish I could steal some of your energy!! I absolutely do not know how you manage to keep up. The field trip sounds like so much fun...and it'll be even "funner" since you'll be with Keira.

    I absolutely do not know why I'm sitting here goofing off...I have 20 things to do and nothing's getting done sitting on my behind.

    Hugz,
    Pat

    (Guess I timed out and had to re-log in...in the meantime 2 others have posted. Busy place!)
  3. sunflowergirl

    sunflowergirl Active Member

    Hi all. And welcome back Granni. Sorry the government shut a few things down but at least you had some nice soaks.

    Julie: Your comments about hanging clothes on the line reminded me of helping my mother hang clothes. And then if it was winter we had to keep a sharp eye out for dark clouds. Nothing like running out and frantically pulling things off the line. Those sheets sure come out nice hung on the line and they smell so good.

    Have fun at the pumpkin patch.....two times. Will the little ones you're squiring around be able to pick their own and buy it or will it be free for them? This is a great field trip for the little ones. I've got some good pics. of my grandchildren when they were little sitting on a large one in a field of pumpkins.

    Rock: I hope Gordon is settling into a new routine. With him home all the time I guess we might not see you as often? And I do love all your history and background you give on so many topics. I knew Phyllis McGuire was the wild one of the sisters group but didn't realize she was into the mob. Is there a book out about their exploits? I loved watching them on PBS specials. I thought they were all so beautiful.......same for the Lennon Sisters. Never could say which was the prettiest.

    Mikie: You're very lucky to have Barb back in town. That's great that you have your "sister" to do things with. In enjoy reading about your little trips to town.

    SW: I don't think you've mentioned how old your son is. That's wonderful that he's into writing poetry and reading it. Any luck with finding replacements for your thieving hired help? That's plain AWFUL.

    I was watching the PBS program Earthflight online the other day. It follows various birds and animals around the world, filming them upclose with pilots holding their cameras while flying ultra lights. It's broken down to about 5 or 6 segments and there's one centered on India and the Himalayas that is really beautiful. Actually the whole program is very outstanding and would recommend it to all of you. There are several segments I've missed and need to watch.

    Dar: I'm very happy that you've found the right "cocktail mix" of supplements. Obviously it's really given you a boost. I'm reading a very interesting book right now by Dr. Lissa Rankin, Mind Over Medicine. After a long involved study of various patients, and medical reports, she says it's basically how happy you are with your life that determines whether you will be ill or healthy. She says that it's so important to have a strong network of family, friends, loved ones around you and obviously you've got that from the retirement home. I know you must feel the love and appreciation from all of those senior citizens, plus your group of friends. You are very blessed.

    Diane: Hope you're feeling better today. I think I've been fighting something off for almost a week because yesterday the fever hit along with terrible body aches and I finally had to give in and go back to bed.
  4. Granniluvsu

    Granniluvsu Member

    Have been reading or trying to catch up on my post reading but now I have to go fix lunch. Will try and get back later. Love to you all !! Granni

    P.S. I think there has been or will be an awful storm in the area of India. I forget exactly where she lives and hops she is OK. I saw one of her posts but she says I may have pushed the IGNORE button by accident. Have been trying to find out if I did and if so undo it. Soul tried to help me and all I could find out is where to put the names of the people I have ignored - of which there are are NONE to my knowledge.

    Diane - sorry you are sick again - what a bummer.

    More hugs and kisses to everyone,
    Granni :)
  5. Granniluvsu

    Granniluvsu Member

    YAY - I heard from Spring Water and she is fine, not near the bad storm. Now we will see if she see's this message from me. I am guessing all is well but one never knows with these technical devices :)! They can drive one nuts, at least me. I cannot live with or without them :)!!! he he Hope this Ignoring and not seeing posts is over. Maybe we have just been missing each other. I admit that I haven't been as good as I had been in reading posts. I know I missed a lot on this thread and the last one too esp since I was gone but just busy,

    Spring Water - Let me know you have seen this message please. I am so happy that I heard from you plus that storm was not near by but if a bad one not good for anyone.

    Rock - So sorry to hear about Gordon's losing his job after working there so long. I am afraid there will be a lot more of that going on ):!!! Hope all goes well for you both and that you have enough $ to live on. I know what you mean. I have been poor before and I can be that way again if need be. I heard that from a friend and I agree with her.

    Julie - That was so cute to hear about those kitties marching off to find their prey someplace, who knows where. They have to learn for sure. Did you say Red Mittens was with them or not?? How cute to hear about Keira turning 6 years old on FB. How lucky you are to get together for her party. Now the bigger Gkids just have parties with their friends . I remember growing up I had few parties and always got something I NEEDED from my parents. I'll be Rock understands about that one :)!! and other too. It was pretty much that way too for Christmas.

    Diane - Hope you are doing better. Yes, I do love pumpkin pie or custard but DH is really not a custard fan. If I made it I would have to eat it all myself unless it was covered with a lot of whipped cream :)!!!

    These foods you talk about making sounds so good. I love to eat but am getting so lazy about cooking. DH is not much help in that department other than grilling on the grill, hamburgers, steaks, etc. I wish he learned to cook more when we were younger. I really never did that much at home either. Mom did most of it and I watched and I guess took mental notes. There was little room for more than one person in our tiny kitchen. When I got married I learned quick or we would have starved :)!! LOL

    Sun - You made a wedding dress. OMG, I cannot believe anyone could sew so well, not me. Mom had to help me finished my graduation dre3ss that we all had to make for 8th grade graduation, in sewing class. Oh, I forgot I did learn some basics in cooking class in 8th grade, but nothing super exquisite. I guess that was somewhat helpful in learning to cook. You are wonderful if you can make a wedding dress. I have to go check the picture. I haven't seen it yet.

    Almost time for beddy bye or to get ready. Hope to check you ALL out tomorrow after church and lunch..

    Love to everydobby,
    Granni :)

    P.S. Where is the pic of the wedding dress Sun sewed all by herself?? How wonderful !!! Not me , he he LOL
  6. Darrae

    Darrae Member

    Hi Porchies!

    Glad to hear Granni's back. Thanks Rock. I don't sew anymore. Only light mending now. I stopped being "domestic" that way when I got the last of my children into school full time and re-discovered my life. It was then, at 30, that I went back to college, re-entered the work force after the 10 year span of raising 4 children full time and running daycare from my home. Then I took classes part-time nights and early mornings while the kids were at school. I also ran our construction business in my "spare" time. Gee, I wish I had all that energy back now! LOL.

    The "Chattanooga Choo Choo" joke I'd heard, but differently. In this joke, it's Roy Rogers and Dale Evans talking, and the punchline is "Pardon Me Roy, Is That The Cat That Chewed Your New Shoes"? Still funny. FYI, Chattanooga Choo Choo and Blueberry Hill were my dad's favorite songs so I heard them a lot growing up. "Cold cash", what a joker! I think if we're going to continue to make such cute puns and jokes, we should take this act on the road. Bet we could make a buck or two. LOL.

    Thanks to all for the "atta girl" regarding my feeling better. I appreciate you one and all. So far so good. I'm praying it continues. My daughter observed this weekend that I am moving about more than usual and am in better humor. This is good.

    Mikie, I just do not know how on earth you've dealt with this UTI for so long without losing your pea-pickin' mind. I feel so bad for you. I've had 3 UTI's before and they are horrid! Mine were nowhere near as virulent as whatever is plaguing you. I sure do hope they find something to provide you relief pronto!

    When you were relating your awful "divorce" experience, I could so relate. Been there. And survival mode is essential to getting through those things. I had similar circumstances. But I didn't lose the house. It cost me $15,000 to get him out of my hair and hold on to it though, (not including 5 years of attorney fees, etc...etc...). I did, however, keep custody of my cat!

    Spring-- I'm appalled that you were stolen from by people you obviously trusted. I'm so sorry to know that you've had to deal with that. It's hard enough just to keep sanity intact when one is already ill and depressed. I was happy to hear that you've gotten some modicum of physical relief now that things are sorting themselves out. Thank you for your prayers and support. You have mine as well. I must have missed some posts. What is this festival you speak of?

    Julie--Happy Birthday Den!! He is my age. So sweet that you sent him off to work with the Happy Birthday song. Great that you found someone who wants to take the "junk" off your hands. Way to go. I'm also pleased to note that there is more "bounce" in your posts. You must be feeling better. Good!

    Windy--With all you've been through, your ability to retain your "wit" is heartening. You've really been through the "illness mill" from the sound of it. Warm thoughts to you and a prayer to go with it.

    For all the Porchies, one of my favorite jokes:
    Jesus, Moses and another elderly gentleman were playing golf. Moses hit the ball and it was headed straight for a water hazard. The water parted in the middle and his ball rolled through onto the green. Jesus hit his ball and it headed toward the water hazard also. The ball just skipped over the water and landed on the green.

    The elderly gentleman hit his ball and, like the others, it also headed for the water hazard. A large fish jumped out of the water and caught the ball in it's mouth, then an eagle swooped from the sky, grabbed the fish, then dropped it on the green. The ball popped out of the fish's mouth and rolled across the green into the hole for a hole in one. Jesus then turned to Moses and said, "This is the last time I go golfing with Dad"!

    Night everyone.
    Good tomorrows to all!
    Love, Dar
  7. lydia1

    lydia1 Well-Known Member

    Oh, I don't know whether to say "good morning" or "good night" :( It's nearly 3:00 am and I haven't been able to get to sleep. Probably, in part, to the Pepsi I drank on the way back from the party...and a lot because I am hurting. I admit, I am a wimp when it comes to pain....

    So good to hear from you, Dar...and that your daughter has noticed you are doing better. Love the joke, haven't hear it before...a good one to share with the pastor tomorrow :)


    Sun, Diane, Windy, Rock, Granni, Springwater, Mikie...Hi to all of you too! The energy comes and goes...somehow I manage to operate on adrenaline, but still crash when the project/event, ect. is over. Maybe tonight I am too tired to sleep, if that makes any sense. And too, I have a lot on my mind, as many of us here do.


    Keira's party was a lot of fun. Glad we went today, so I know how long it takes to get there...we thought it would be an hour, but it was more like an hour and a half.

    This pumpkin patch had lots of things, for young and old. Amy had reserved a little area for the actual "party"...then we got to roam around at our leisure. There were pumpkins galore (the kids each got a free one) pumpkin painting, tricycles to ride, a playground, a huge jumping "pillow" (like a trampoline, only could hold about 5o people.) Horse drawn or tractor pulled hayrides took us out to the pumpkin patches and corn mazes, there was also a huge area with about a foot of corn in it, so the kids could go in and play.

    Everything went well, until we got off the hayride. Lindsey had Isaiah, I had Liora...we got them both back in the stroller and I went to take Lorraine's hand and she was GONE! Just that quick, she decided she wanted to ride a tricycle some more, so took off for that area...only, for about ten minutes, we didn't know where she was. Talk about panic...and a huge lecture from her mommy!

    She is so much like Lindsey...definitely have to keep a close eye on her.

    Amy and Keira took Clinton back home, then Keira wanted to come back and stay overnight at our house...Amy will take her to her dad's tomorrow, about a half hour from us, for a party with his family. Amy will just hang out with us until time to pick Keira back up again.

    Will read this tomorrow and see if it makes any sense...until then, hello to all! Have a happy Sunday...

  8. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Hi, Kids,

    I didn't get online yesterday at all. I binge watched "Scandal." It's sooooo improbable but, sometimes, that makes for good drama on TV. If nothing else, it's worth it just to see what Kerry Washington is wearing. She was recently named the best dressed woman in show biz. I wonder whether the clothes they wear on TV or in the movies helps decide or whether it's based solely on what they wear on their own and to award shows. There is so little occasion to wear nice clothes, and almost no occasion to wear cold-weather clothes, down here. As I've often said, we live in our tees, Capris, shorts and flip-flops.

    Rock, I remembered the name of the McGuire Sisters after I got offline. I didn't know about the mob connection with Phyllis, though. I used to watch Arthur Godfrey every morning in the summer. He would broadcast from Miami and wear Hawaiian shirts. He always said, "How ah ya, how ah ya, how ah ya. I also watched the "Today Show." I remember when Barbara Walters was a "Today Show Girl." I just read my last post and it is filled with typos and incorrect words. I would say I have aphasia but I can't think of the words to describe it! Ravenscroft sounds like the name of a house in Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films. Speaking of films, TCM is playing some great movies today. I don't know whether it plays the same in the West or not. Right now, "Glass Slipper" with Leslie Caron and Michael Wilding is playing. Elsa Lancaster, Estelle Winwood, and Lureen Tuttle are in it--three older actresses I've always loved to watch. It was made in 1955 in color. Leslie Caron is so cute and her short hair looks just like the haircuts today.

    Geez, Windy, that's terrible about the quack doc and your allergy to the plastic tubing. Breathing has been difficult down here because the Mellaluca Trees are in bloom again (they bloom three times a year). This time, the trees are covered in blooms. They are an exotic and when land is developed, these trees must be removed. We have a small strip of undeveloped land next to the hood. Some idiot decided to bring these trees in to dry up the Everglades so the land could be developed. The trees spread like wildfire and they are "thirsty" trees. Ever since I started coming down here, there have been efforts to restore water to the Everglades.

    One good thing about the ACA is that people can get ins. between ages 62 and 65 before they are eligible for Medicare. It may be expensive because of the risk of age but no one can be turned down due to a pre-existing condition. Before, people wanted to take SS at age 62 but kept on working just to keep ins. I've pretty much decided to sign up for the BC/BS plan here. I've decided to keep my PCP too. All my specialists are on it and they've kept their dental and vision benefits. United HealthCare is going to drive members away in droves. Is that correct? Is it droves of patients like gaggles of geese or schools of fish? These are the questions which fill my pea brain.

    I found last night that if I close the vertical blinds on the sliders, the cats sleep later and seem to be more content. Last night, they were likely entertained by the loud mouth people across the pond. They aren't here year round but when they are, they move their parties outside and think nothing of hooting and hollering and disturbing everyone. We've all been told that if they disturb us to come over and they will give us a drink. Oh, goodie, dreams can come true--NOT!!! I usually just turn on the TV and watch it til 11:00. Their parties usually end by then. I'll bet the cats enjoyed watching the show. They've been sucking on their catnip mousies and are sleeping it off.

    Something's been wrong with my TV in the bedroom. The picture part will go out. I've waited to make a warrantee claim until it's doing it all the time. Last night, it wouldn't work at all and a big blue message read "DVI/HDMI output blocked. I traded the HDMI cable and the cable box and it didn't fix it. I'm going to turn it on later to see whether resting and cooling off fixed it. If not, I'll be making a claim. This time, it'll be under the manufacturer's warrantee and not Walmart's so don't know how that'll work. I dream of a world where everyone loves everyone else, electronics work just as they are supposed to work and no one is ill. Is that too much to ask? Apparently so.

    Newspaper is here; cats, including Simon, are fed; and, I think I shall check my e-mails and then read the paper. I already cleaned their litter boxes. I like to keep them clean. These cats are so clean. Sylvester's belly fur is getting lighter and lighter all the time. Soon, it will be snow white like the rest of the white parts on him. All the good shows are on TV tonight, unless there are sports on.

    Sending love and hugs to everyone.

    Love, Mikie



  9. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    OMG, when I came here, the software only showed me one of Rock's and one of Windy's posts. Sorry, I'm not ignoring everyone else. I'm Herxing and need to go, literally!

    You can click on your name, after you log in, in the green strip at the top of the page. It will allow you to do all kinds of things, including checking to see whether you have anyone on your ignore list. Hope this helps.

    Love, Mikie
  10. Windytalker

    Windytalker Member

    Diane...If anything, I'm empathetic to your DH's plastic problems. And, your sensitivity to meds. Having these sensitivities can certainly keep you on your toes because we never know how they will affect us. I have found travel mugs that are stainless steel w/plastic exteriors. I guard them like a hawk so others don't use them/lose them.

    Can't remember where I read this (or did I see it on TV?), but some cat pros said that petting a cat caused them anxiety (some study or other). I couldn't believe it since I've owned cats that wanted to be petted all day if they could coerce you into it. But, it did explain why my all-time favorite cat (a Siamese) would only let me pet her a few times, then she'd try to kill me...LOL.


    Dar...LOVED your joke!! I'm still cracking up.:) It was good to read you've got more spring in your step. Progress! Doesn't it feel good to feel better...even when it might only be temporary? When others notice, that's progress, too.


    Granni...I was sad to read the shutdown affected your trip. What a bummer!! But, it appears you still managed to have a good time. Not surprised you're exhausted. Back when I was traveling, it would take me 3 days to recuperate once I got home...I'd end up spending much of my time sleeping/resting (but always made sure I had perishables put away first). The rest of the stuff could wait.


    Julie...You had to have been practically out of your mind with worry about Lorraine. Kids can move so fast! Sooo glad it was nothing more than her wanting to ride a trike. We all hear so many stories of predators and this had to have crossed your mind. It would mine. What a relief it must have been when you found her.


    SFG...I've seen a couple of those episodes about Earthflight. Fascinating and very interesting. There was an interesting program about migrating Red Nots and how they fed on Horseshoe Crabs on their trek (thousands of miles) to their breeding grounds in Canada. But, the Horseshoe Crab is declining due to being used as bait and human encroachment. They're working on an artificial bait for the fishermen. Here's an interesting article if anyone is interested:

    http://www.shorenewstoday.com/snt/n...-end-the-horseshoe-crab-vs-shorebird-war.html


    Mikie (and SFG)...I think the Biography Channel had a segment on the McGuire sisters...and that's when I learned about the mob connection. Who watches (or rather listens to) a lot of TV? Not me!! (he-he)

    Speaking of TV's...I hope you can figure out your TV problem. Technology is supposed to make our lives easier...HA!

    I do hope your UTI is on the upswing. This has gone on for ages....


    Rock...Somehow I missed your post mentioning the McGuire sisters. Must have been in a different thread. It amazes me how your mind works...and it always appears to be working on many topics. It's so hard for me to accept the fact you have Alzheimer's. You're very "well read" is the best way to describe your posts.

    Do hope Gordon is settling in to his new routine...


    Thanks everyone for your kind words about my difficulties, but I've had 12 years (and then some) to "accept" them. Individually, each and every one of us has had to learn to do this. We all just do the best we can. What I hate the most is when something else comes along like a flu bug and how it can totally upset the applecart.

    I think it was SFG who mentioned the wonderful smell of sheets that have dried in the sun. Oh, how I miss that!! But, my dryer is soooo handy...and far quicker. No place to put a clothes line anyway...

    I hope all of you have a better day than yesterday,
    Windy
  11. rockgor

    rockgor Active Member

    Hello, Kids

    Just finished off the potato salad, fed Zipper, did the dishes, and put Zippy to bed. Uff-da!

    Windy, I read about the horseshoe crabs. First time I ever heard they were used as bait.
    As you probably know, they come in various sizes. When I lived on the beach in Ventura,
    it was common to see dead horseshoe crabs washed up on the beach. They were bone white
    and tiny. Smaller than a little finger nail. My son and I used to catch crabs and starfish.
    We always let them go. Could see lots of barnacles and sea anemones on the rocks. In High
    School I gave a report on sea anemones. Didn't have the faintest idea what they looked like,
    but that didn't stop me.

    I found a pic of the world's biggest horseshoe crab. 55 feet long. That's the height of a
    five story building. It's in Ohio. And it's man made. And you can walk inside it. Ta-da!

    Yes, well my Alzheimer's is a puzzle. In some ways it doesn't affect me much. In other ways
    it causes lot of problems. I am having trouble keeping track of the characters in books. And
    keeping things in sequence is a big problem. I sometimes take stuff out of the fridge and then
    put it back before I've used it. Or I put it in the cupboard or the microwave. Also my senses of
    balance and of time have been affected. And typing and spelling have gone to Helen Back.

    Mikie, I remember Arthur Godfrey. Once the biggest thing on TV. Now pretty much forgotten. My mother loved him and his 3 shows. In the early 50s there were only 3 TV sets in our village. My mother used to visit friends in order to see the Godfrey shows. He was on the air for several hours a week. She especially loved the tenor Frank Parker and soprano Marion Marlowe. They sang and recorded duets. Marion was in the original cast of "The Sound of Music". She died last year. Ofcourse you can revisit, or get acquainted with the Godfrey family on You-know-where-tube.

    Julie, sounds like the punkin patch party was lots of fun. Never heard of a jumping pillow, but it sounds like a good idea. Youtube is full of trampoline accidents. Many, of course, due
    to the reckless actions of teenage males. And, yes! Scary! Kids can vanish like a housefly
    just when you picked up the swatter. Hope you can get some rest.

    Well, this is getting pretty long. Better come back later. Hugs to alles.

    Raucous
  12. Granniluvsu

    Granniluvsu Member

    Rock - Yo9u startled me for a minute. Thought you were another new person on the Porch-[ "Raucous" :)!!! Yes, as Windy and others have said you are amazing. Don't feel bad about putting things in the wrong places like keys in the refrig. or milk in the cupboard. Trust me when I say , many of us have done those silly things. Don't you start disappearing again on us cause we all would miss you too much on the PH Boards.

    Have you and Gordon started tripping over each other yet :) ?? Yes, I do remember Arthur Godfrey and his shows and Andrew sisters and all those older stars and starlets. Guess we are showing our age again :) he he !! Speaking of age it is almost time for that birthday again. I am trying to forget it. I doubt if we will be celebrating and the trip we went on is the celebration? Maybe I will get a card or two or three from the kids. DH isn't into cards but he may shock me and get me one since it is the only present :)!! We are having a gathering of friends here at the club for dinner the end of the month. We try and do that for most birthday months and we give each other silly or cute cards.
    Haven't had one in awhile though, it goes in spurts depending on the birthday months.

    You know that I , like you are 29 again, and again and again :)!! I have been counting backwards for some time now.

    Julie - I missed where you were looking for Lorraine. How scary that must have been for you. So many awful things happening nowadays and it is easy to think of these terrible possibilities when looking for lost little ones, and also not so little ones nowadays ):!!

    BTW, did those trail of kittens get brave and find a snack to eat outside? Are they weaned from Momma Red Mittens milk yet??

    You wear me out girl just listening to you going and going like the energizer bunny who has no energy. I know, you are doing what you think needs to be done and you just do it anyway, unless you physically collapse. I know it is hard for you not to be doing for everyone !

    That Pumpkin Patch sounded like a lot of fun. Is that where Lorraine got lost or not . I have been trying to catch up on my reading of posts and still know that I have missed reading a lot of them or not absorbing everything in my brain.

    Mikie - Hope you are feeling better ! This has been going on to long girl.

    Windy - Thanks for your nice newsy post. Glad you were up to posting.

    Diane - Sorry to hear about Kevins allergy or sensitivity to plastic in drinking cups and bottles. Who else had that was it Wiudy or Dar? Sorry I have already forgotten who else had that problem.

    Hi also to Dar, Sun. Soul , Spring Water, Diane and all those MIA's like Elaine, Carla, 1sweetie, Jole, Teacher, and so many more. Missing you all that we haven't heard from in some time.

    Went to the chiro. this morning and he did a scan. There seems to be less inflammation happening in my body so he put me down to 2x a week - Yay ! However, he will be surprised I think, after I have the last visit that we had decided on, when I tell him I won't be signing up for any long term contracts shall we say. Just can't afford it. I may go for awhile a few times a month as that is all I can afford.

    Luv to awl ,
    Granni :)