Good Monday Morning, Kids,
Time for a new Porch. Please go back to read the last posts on Porch 1248. With all the cold weather across the country, I thought y'all might like a sunny beach. Imagine lying back in the sun and balmy breezes, sipping on a tall refreshing drink.
I don't know whether anyone else watched 60 Minutes last night but it shook me to my core. It was about the atrocities committed by Assad in Syria. There were graphic pictures of hundreds of people killed by nerve gas that he unleashed on his own people including children. They were the lucky ones. Others described horrible torture and starvation in prisons. There were pics of those victims too. My heart rate shot up to 99. I can never unsee those pics or unhear what those people have gone through. This guy makes Hitler look like a saint.
Speaking of heart rate--Grace had told me her BP was better after the doc reduced her BP med. I guess she doesn't realize my cuff has memory. I went through her readings. Her BP was all over the place but some of the readings were dangerously high. I am afraid she will have a stroke. I was hoping she would call the cardiologist here because I question her doc's advice in WV. She no doubt never gave them her true readings and only complained about feeling dizzy. She is so deep in denial and fear that I can't reason with her. I tried.
Granni, at last! So glad you got the pipes fixed and got a good plumber/AC guy to do it. I've been hearing about the utility bills people are getting in the thousands of dollars in TX. Insult on top of injury or, rather yet, injury on top of injury! Someone was on TV blaming the grid near failure on the Green New Deal which doesn't even exist right now. Stupidity on top of injury. Just glad your pipes are fixed. Woo Hoo! When one does that stretch for the back, the goal isn't to get the knees to the floor. It's to be able to bend forward to give the back and hips a good stretch. I still can't find the other one that is so good.
Spring, what an amazing little duck. Sooo beautiful! I'll have to see whether I can find the poem. The wildlife preserve where our president works once had some ducklings at the preserve. When they were old enough to be on their own, he brought them home to our little pond. They were raised in a man- made pond with no fish. When they first swam in our pond, they would jump in the air when they felt the fish around their feet. It was so funny. They eventually got used to sharing the pond with the fishies.
Willow, sounds as though everyone is able to watch what he or she wants. I'm laughing about Gray's watching the violent shows while you and Mom watch Lifetime movies. I just finished watching a limited series on Netflix, Behind Her Eyes. Like so many of those series, it was stupid. It is really hard to find something good. I'm not into the romance movies unless it's a good rom-com and even those are hard to come by. I am finding I watch more and more on PBS. I watched the season finale of All Creatures Great And Small last night. I needed a good British show with animals and beautiful countryside after watching 60 Minutes. Someone ought to turn in that manager who was 'borrowing' money from residents. The owners need to get rid of him. Glad Mom is safe and sound with you.
I'm off to read the paper. I hope all y'all have a great start to the week.