Sunday, May 1, 2011

Is it safe to come out?



Find the pup in the pic. Again, just a space savor. We are close to the witching number of 200 comments and it's a problem trying to read them when we go over 200.






190 comments:

Carol said...

Hated to add another post when we were having such a good discussion. If you come here this morning, do check out the end comments on the last blog post.

Carol said...

Read that the correspondent's dinner last night was interesting. Can't wait to see some videos from that. If anyone finds some, please post the link.

Coreen said...

Good morning,

I didn't see Maggie at first Carol...

It is a beautiful start to the day here...a bit
nippy, but the sun is out & the sky is blue...

Jan, give you credit for doing all the hand sewing for that handbag & would like to see the results...I'm sure it will turn out fine...

Didn't see the movie 'Water for Elephants', but the book was a fast read, needed to finish
it because the only thing I cared about was Rosie...The portrayal of the depression era through the circus life was done well...

Coreen said...

As for the WHCD, there are videos all over...the lead news being Obama trumps Trump...

Seems that Obama & Seth Meyer an SNL comedian,
though I couldn't tell you one thing about him...both took shots at Trump...who was in the
audience...

Interesting that they spent so much time slamming Trump, when they all claim he is not
in any way a real candidate...
Obama Zings Trump

Coreen said...

Not sure about dreams & meanings...I'm sure I have dreams but don't remember any of them...

Has anyone ever been to a 'medium'...I haven't
but I do wonder if any of what many say about
them contacting those that have departed is real...

Would like to believe there are those that can reach beyond the here & now, but I have no first hand knowledge...

Carol said...

Right now I'm listening to Seth Meyers at The WHCD. He's great. I have it on pause so I can savor it. When something's good, I like to drag it out to savor it.

Our current political situation is sad but it makes for some great comedy. Yep, this country is often a joke.

Carol said...

Sorry, I didn't mean our country. I meant the political situation here and the media. The rest of it is dang great!

Carol said...

Seth really hit Trump hard. Good.

Carol said...

Here's Seth:

Seth Meyers at the WHCD

jan said...

Wow! so much good stuff to read here and comment on, I don't know where to begin. I did go back and read from last post. Enjoyed reading all this you guys. I am so glad to have you all here as my friends. I am feeling more and more comfortable sharing personal stuff and insights about many issues going on in the world and in my area and life.

jan said...

Carol, such a cute pic of little Maggie. I would love to meet her. She looks like such a lovable little girl.

jan said...

I want to see some of that correspondent's dinner.

Chloe, I think I enjoyed the book (water...elephants) more than the movie. I just have to see the movie when I have read the book and vice versa. I just like to see what they do with the movie.

A neighbor yesterday brought me the book, Shutter Island. I saw the movie, now will read the book. Maybe it will clear up some confusion for me.

Carol said...

Coreen, Trump may not be a real political threat??, but he is great fodder for political comedy.

Carol said...

I also liked the line in Seth's comedy that the current Obama would really like the 2008 Obama.

jan said...

One child in spirit disclosed that heaven is more of a 'state of mind' than an actual place, she added."

Carol, this is more what I think of what the afterlife might be like, if there is an afterlife. I too want to believe there is something after death. This that you described from what you heard about makes so much more sense to me.

jan said...

Chloe, I love the description of your dream - someone taking your hand and leading you.... What a lovely dream. One of the things I have learned about trying to figure out what my dreams mean, is that it is usually not what it seems. I think my former therapist who worked with me and my dreams would say "Don't be frightened by the dream. Work with it. Write it down and think about what each aspect of the dream means to you.

Carol said...

Just checked our weather and it's close to 80 outside, already, with high humidity. I can feel it in my old war injuries.

It's nice to read that we didn't have any recent earthquake activity. They need to throw in something to make you feel good.

Carol said...

I have lots of chores still to do. Done some. Mowing is on my agenda. That wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't such a chore to prepare to mow. I just aired up a tire, it has a slow leak, and tightened up my battery cable, it has a slow leak. Then checked the oil and filled it up with gas. Grass is still too damp to start mowing which is good since I needed a rest.

Carol said...

Ya'll might think that with all my posting thru out the day that I'm not working. Hah. I'm working my A off. I do something and run back up the stairs and drop a line then run back.

Posting on the blog is part of my aerobic exercise plan. All that running up and down the stairs gets my heart rate up. Don't worry, I'm holding on tight when I do.

jan said...

"we can connect to spirits in our dreams"

Carol & Chloe,
I believe that the "spirits" of others lie within in us. I don't know who put up this statement first, but I strongly believe this. I believe that our dreams help us to truly connect to our spirituality ( and maybe to the spirits of those we have loved and are gone).

I think I have mentioned this before, but I worked with a woman (Marguerite is her name) in Ark who is a therapist. She was deeply into Jungian theory about how our dreams, when we pay attention to them, help us connect with our innermost self - our spirituality. I give her credit for saving my life. Before I started seeing Marguerite, I was feeling like my own life had very little meaning any longer. I was having trouble finding real joy in life. By connecting with my dreams, I was able to figure out what the issues were in my life that were getting in the way of being at peace with myself, and I was able to forgive myself for things that I had done, but more importantly for the things that had happened in my life that I had no control of. She helped me learn how to figure out what my own dreams mean. I cannot tell you how much this has helped me through these past 20 years to live in my own skin and feel at peace even as I grow older.

Carol said...

You guys on the blog serve as my most significant other. And I don't have to pick up after you or cook for you, actually that is kinda sad, you don't keep me up at night, and I don't have to listen to you when I'm not in the mood. I'm sure there are draw backs, well, maybe, do you ever get a back rub??? If not, then no, not many.

Carol said...

That's great Jan. The lady talking last night was very interesting. What she said just felt true. She was so at ease with what she said. She has a book out and it's on ebook.

I'm Not Dead, I'm Different: Kids in Spirit Teach Us About Living a Better Life on Earth

jan said...

Carol, I just went over to the Great Scot's blog. I enjoy his writings too. I did not fully understand what he was saying, but I like to keep up withi him too.

I don't get backrubs either. I do have to clean up after him and put up with the loudness of the TV but I wouldn't change things. There are worse things than being without a significant other - and that is living with someone who does not appreciate you or is abusive or that you have nothing in common with. I could live alone now if need be. I doubt very seriously if I would ever marry again if I were left alone. It takes so much work to get used to living with someone else. It may be lots easier to find good friends.

jan said...

That book sounds good Carol. I may see if I can order it.

jan said...

I would also get another dog. Definitely a small one - easier to travel with.

Carol said...

I almost forgot that the Magster is my most significant other. All we're missing is conversation and often, that's a good thing.

Carol said...

Yesterday I bought a portable drive to use for back up. First one I've ever had. Kinda behind times, huh?

jan said...

A dog makes a wonderful significant other. I remember when John was gone from here for 3 mo in Ark to fill in for a priest, Lobie was a fine companion.

Carol said...

Tonight Larry King is doing a special on Alzheimer's. At our ages, we all need to watch. 8p Eastern time. Try not to forget to watch. I set my DVR cuz I probably will forget.

jan said...

I have never had one. John bought one several months ago, but I don't think it has been out of the packaging.

jan said...

Carol, thanks for the heads up on the Alzheimers special. We will definitely watch.

jan said...

Found it. It is at 9 pm here on the news channel Larry King used to be on.

jan said...

Went back and looked at hats attending the royal wedding. My favorite was the red flowered one. The woman looked chic with her lipstick matching her hat.

jan said...

Took a break from changing beds.

John's brother and sis in law will be here tonight. They are traveling home to Ark and stopping over here. SIL has been in the consulate in Mexico for past 2-3 years. She is retiring and they are going home. We are looking forward to their visit. John and his bro are very close - they talk on the phone every day. I like them a lot. They are traveling with their dog, Gracie, and 2 cats - one is Henrietta - don't remember the other's name. I hope their travel is good today. There is snow, rain and wind in our region today. I am saying prayers for their safe arrival. John is in church - doing same, I am sure.

jan said...

I wonder if you are out mowing Carol???

jan said...

Chloe & Coreen, wonder what you are doing today??

jan said...

Back to work.

Carol said...

Jan, I did finally mow but earlier I was hooking up my new external drive and backing up Lappy 2. I downloaded all the pics from my camera and backed that up. It was full. Then I went thru them to delete those I didn't want.

Carol said...

I got another call from the AL facility. This guy who works there said he caught SF outside headed toward the road. He went and tried to direct him back. SF took a swing at him. He did tell SF he would have to go back to the hospital and SF said good! Oh well, back to the hospital. SF didn't really like it there but I thinking he is testing everyone, just like a kid.

I told the guy that I thought that SF was just going thru the grief of finally realizing that he is not going home. He agreed. He was nice, thank God.

The AL facility has a locked unit but it is full and the lady last night told me it also had a waiting list. The guy said that he thought that maybe there was an opening coming up. That would be a miracle. Hope so.

Maybe SF thinks that his behavior will get me back up there today. Not. That would be the worst thing I could do. It would just reinforce his bad behavior. He kept thanking me yesterday and saying he wouldn't know what to do without me. That won't cut it.

I've had lots of people use that kind of manipulation on me and it used to work. It doesn't anymore.

Carol said...

Jan, do you have a link for those hats? I want to see if I like the one you like.

Carol said...

And Jan, don't say..IF there is an afterlife. I know you want one and If our thoughts create our reality you don't want to take any chances sister.

Carol said...

I found one link that showed the royal canoe and the royal fence of hats. They were worn by Princess Eugenie of York in Vivienne Westwood and Princess Beatrice of York in Valentino

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1382443/Royal-wedding-2011-Princess-Beatrice-Eugenie-fashion-flops-again.html#ixzz1L889qcIY

Carol said...

Was the red hat you liked worn by the lady, at the same link, who had the mosquito net over her dress?

Coreen said...

Carol, This has just about every royal hat that was there, plus some on the 'commoners'...

I still want to know how those hats stay on the head 1. w/o pulling your hair out, 2. w/o giving you a headache...seems that some have
a large clip to fasten to your hair, ouch...hence fascinators...& once attached to your hair how does your hairstyle stay in place...
Mad Hatters

Coreen said...

Jan, just hanging around today...did a little
vacuuming, washed some clothes, caught up on
the week's NYT that I didn't read each day, it's recycling day...after the game...Yankees
ahead 5 -2 in the bottom of the 7th...

Coreen said...

Carol, here's some tips to take your iphone to the next level...maybe you already know about them...You and 2 of my friends are the only people I know with an iphone...
Iphone Tips

Coreen said...

And it looks like the white iphone 4 is now available...maybe time for me to finally get it...

Carol said...

Coreen, I'm still with the Iphone 3, 3G, not even the 3GS. Don't have a good excuse to upgrade yet. No drops in the swimming pool, the river, the dishwater or the asparagus saute.... yet. Maybe the 5 will be available when I do.

Carol said...

Maybe I can get the 4 cheaper when the 5 is available. I saved the article until I do. It says you need a 3GS. Mine is below that.

Carol said...

I had to pay almost 500 smackers for that one since I wasn't ready for an upgrade. Seems I'm never ready for an upgrade when I need one. I don't think I've ever gotten an upgrade.

Carol said...

At&T smells me coming. The see that SUCKER written on my forehead.

Carol said...

It's mainly that impatience issue of mine.

Carol said...

Thanks for the hat link Coreen. I saw a couple of UFOs in that group.

Carol said...

Hope you don't forget to watch the Alzhemiers program. That's the first test.

Chloe said...

Love the pic of Maggie, Carol.

Is she cold or is she just hiding? Whichever it is, she is as cute as ever. I love her personality (and yes, I can see her personality - it shines through.... when you've been around as many different animal personalities as I've been around, believe me you know. Timid has always been my favorite, humble grabs my heart every time, whether it's human or animal... wait, we're animals too).

Chloe said...

I really did like The Scottie blog this week (as usual), and especially admired the way he is viewing (and accepting) that there are no beginnings without ends.

Of course, beginnings are almost always beautiful happenings (that's why I love Spring so much), but ending are almost always painful and sad (at least to me) - but we have very little control over either, as they are orchestrated by a higher power (nature) and we are just part of the whole. We're definitely not the orchestra leader, no matter what we think.

I also think he is talking about enjoying (accepting) the moment (which is all we have) -- but of course he is saying so much more also. Another one of those times where there aren't words to say all we feel.

I love hearing about his life out there on his ranch. It's still 'always' the little things that count.

Chloe said...

I'm going to quote Laurie's comment from over at Scotties, which brought so much of what he was saying into context (at least for me), and made it so much clearer (to me). I hope she won't mind.

"Laurie Haight Keenan said:
This is an amazing post, Joseph. What a hard lesson to learn and relearn, that we are not the star attraction, that others can and do carry the tune, if only we will step back and let them! As I go through the months before I will no longer be in my 17-year-long job, one where I took a strong central role (and have all the scars to prove it!), I have wondered (essentially) what certain people would do without me there to defend them against certain workplace indignities? Well, when I step back instead of forward, I discover that they do just fine defending themselves!

All this prepares us for the ultimate “stepping back”–first of old age and infirmity, and then of our own passings. If we can realize that we are just part of the chorus of life, and not the star of the show, I’m thinking it won’t be so desperate a thing to adjust to aging, and also to what inevitably follows. One of the first hard lessons of aging is sensing that one has become invisible. I suspect the truer perception is that we are merely finding our own place in the choir, instead of standing in the spotlight out front, to continue your excellent metaphor.
I send peace to your dear Percy, and strength to you and to Dora, too.
Love, Laurie
P.S. I am reading David Abram’s “The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World,” and have in queue right after it his more recent “Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology.” You may enjoy these–heavily philosophical and lots about perceiving ourselves as a part of (not separate from) the physical world. Check them out (and their reviews) on Amazon.com.

.... Laurie and Joseph obviously express themselves much better than I could ever hope to do.

I love quoting people who have that gift.

Chloe said...

"One of the things I have learned about trying to figure out what my dreams mean, is that it is usually not what it seems."

I agree, Jan. I usually see that mine are made of up metaphors, and there is usually a pattern to them. They are rarely mysterious - to the contrary they are fairly easy to figure out.

But that particular dream was the first of it's kind for me. It was less about what was happening, and more about what I felt. Complete trust -- a feeling of intense lightness and well being, of something better to come (it was indescribable). I woke up before I completely got there. and so the feeling was fleeting (as though it were a preview). I remember wishing I could go back to sleep and get it back to it again. I was longing to find a way to hold onto that feeling forever, but it quickly disappeared and I don't think I could ever replicate it. I have no idea who's hand it was, but whoever it was, I completely trusted and had faith in -- and I've never completely had that feeling about anyone else in my life.

Actually, there aren't any words to describe what I'm trying to say.... only a feeling. I'm not even trying to analyze it, and am surprised I even tried to describe it. Reminds me of one of my favorite quotes from mucho years ago: 'What one truly understands articulates itself, and the words to say it come easily'. I find that the words to describe the most important things never come easily, and have admit that there is so much I don't understand.

Chloe said...

Wow, the site has been so kind about taking my excessively long posts. It used to complain and tell me it was too long.

Chloe said...

Jan, Marguerite sounds like an exceptional therapist. You were very lucky to be in the right place to find her during that rough time you had. It's pretty amazing how a person can come along and change our lives like Marguerite did yours.

I love the way you put it: "I cannot tell you how much this has helped me through these past 20 years to live in my own skin and feel at peace even as I grow older.".

This ties in so much with what we've been talking about, that our perception is much more important than the mechanics of what is happening around us. How we respond is the only control we have. It's all about response and reaction.

Thank the Heavens for the Marguerite's in this world!

Chloe said...

... hope John's brother and sister-in-law got there safely (I know they will). They couldn't have picked a better time to retire and get out of Mexico. That place has gotten downright dangerous, no matter who you are.

Let us know if they tell you much about what all is going on down there. It would be good to hear first hand.

Chloe said...

I was just thinking, Jan.

You and Marguerite's relationship was a great example of synchronicity (a word our Ivy pointed out so long ago to us). I bet knowing you benefited her in many ways too. That's the way these things usually work out.

Chloe said...

Please place the quote marks around Laurie's quote. I forgot them.

Carol said...

I thought you did very well in expressing your thoughts Chloe. We're all trying to figure life out. Our understanding evolves by the moment. Writing about and discussing these issues helps me with that understanding.

I think that dream you had was very significant. Maybe the Universe or your spirit guide was trying to give you a little hint into the afterlife, something we have been pondering recently. Another incident of synchronicity was that C2C program I heard last night.

Carol said...

They did send SF back to the hospital where he was just released from. I just talked with a nurse there who was very helpful. She said he was angry when he got there but went to a group session tonight and participated, even laughed.

They changed one of his meds when he was there before. I wasn't crazy about the change and I think that it may be contributing to his problem. I suggested that they may want to change it back and work on his grief over finally realizing he can't go home again.

Just finished watching the Alzhemiers program on CNN. Didn't find it very informative.

Carol said...

Hope Jan is having a good visit with John's fly tonight and that they aren't getting any snow.

Coreen said...

Carol, if you have tv on...President is about to come on to make some major announcement...Its 10:30 p.m. Have no idea
what is going on...

Carol said...

I'm waiting Coreen. On iphony.

Carol said...

No bedtime Lappy.

Coreen said...

Can not imagine what would be so major to come on tv at this late hour...totally baffling...

Coreen said...

on CNN they are saying it will be a very dramatic statement, enough to call them in from home to get on the air...

Carol said...

Maybe they got Bin Laden.

Coreen said...

on fox, geraldo is saying that bin laden is dead....

Carol said...

Hope is not a meteor heading our way.

Coreen said...

msnbc is saying its about bin laden, but they
aren't saying he's dead, so far just fox is
saying he's dead...

Coreen said...

cbs says bin laden dead & body is in u.s. hands...

Carol said...

Pretty good guess. But they have more where he came from.

Coreen said...

abc also says bin laden is dead...

Carol said...

Think we did it or did he finally die of natural causes.

Coreen said...

Agreed Carol...but symbolically, it is necessary...the rest of them that hate us, well
I'm not charitable, they should all be killed...

Coreen said...

they are saying he was killed, not that he just died...I sure hope we took him out...

Carol said...

Sure hope we don't see retaliation. Do you think we can handle any more crises?? Guess I'll pull my liitle 22 out from under the bed. One of them there gators could be an imposter.

Carol said...

Sure do miss bedtime Lappy.

Carol said...

By the time Obama gets out, it will be old news.

Think we'll get the autopsy pics?

Coreen said...

Yes, Carol, we can handle more crisis...

Will there be retaliation...likely at some point, they are saying military around the world on alert...

Remains to be seen how the arabs/muslims world handle it...

also saying he was hiding/living in a mansion
outside islamabad...it figures...

Carol said...

He was living in a mansion?? Got tired of camping out with his dialysis machine??

Carol said...

Hope they don't blow up all of our convenience stores. That's always been a worry of mine.

Coreen said...

what is the significance of convenience stores
as opposed to something else?

Well, Obama was supposed to be on an hour ago...what he managed to do was again zing Trump...since don't know who got fired!!!...

Carol said...

How old was the dude? Can't multisurf on little
Iphony.

Carol said...

You watch that??

Coreen said...

bin laden born in 1957...

Crowds have gathered outside the White House,
they are chanting usa, usa...cheering waving
American flags...on cnn...

Coreen said...

sure, why wouldn't I watch it...

Coreen said...

I don't hate Trump...the show is just as amusing as AI, DWTS, AGT...etc...

I also watch the amazing race & top chef...

Carol said...

Convenience stores all owned by those mid easterners. Always made me wonder.

Coreen said...

OK the President is finally on...

Coreen said...

I remember that day...it was a beautiful September morning...just getting ready to go to my office...watching NY TV, when the pics
started coming on...

Coreen said...

Careful kid...some might find that thought to be not politically correct or worse...not me...but I'm not a liberal democrat who wants
to understand those that despise us...they have for centuries & talking to them is not going to change that...

Carol said...

Something Prez said reminded me of something else that medium said. I'll report that tomorrow. I'm about to doze off. Squinting to see this little screen makes my eyes tired.

Coreen said...

Good night Carol...

Carol said...

Just think about it Coreen. What would be a better terrorist act than taking out all of our convenience/gas stores at the same time?

Carol said...

Nite Coreen.

Well done US military.

jan said...

Just turned on the TV and saw the banner across the bottom - Osama Bin Laden is dead.

jan said...

All I can think is "The witch is dead, the witch is dead."

A monumental time

jan said...

We did not have the TV on during the time that the time that Obama made his speech.

John's bro and SIL are here visiting. They started their foreign service 10 years ago. They were both in DC on 9/11/01. Kay (SIL) was taking classes to get ready for the consulate. She has just finished 10 years of service this past Friday and on their way back to Ark. She has retired. We are just talking of the coincidences.

jan said...

"Maybe they got Bin Laden."

Carol, you may be a prophet!

jan said...

It is hard to believe that he is finally dead.

Chloe said...

There are plenty of other bad guys, but this is extremely 'symbolic' in a good way.

The U.S. will move up a notch in the eyes of most of the world. It gives Obama plenty to brag about.

Carol said...

Jan, I was singing the same song last night...the wicked witch is dead. That man represented pure evil. The entire world carries the scars of 911. That day didn't take any people I knew but it left significant scars on me. I, and I'm most everyone else, changed that day.

I know Coreen, you guys who live close think that we, who live so far away, weren't as affected but that's not true. It changed us all. I, who does have a tendency to take on the suffering of others, watched every minute of everything that happened, over and over. I cried and cried. My TV, or if in my vehicle, the radio, stayed on news 24/7/365 from that time on. I just quit that when I moved to the camp 2 years ago and had no satelitte. Member that?

All that came, just before everything else in my life went south. It was my intro to hell! My boss arrested, all that torture on my career by the Board and watching my mom die. Everything, and I mean everything, that had meaning to me was threateded. I went to hell and managed to come back. I often wished that if I could get to sleep, that I wouldn't wake up.

Carol said...

It would be nice if having this evil gone would heal the world.

It would also be nice if our people would quit feeding and nuturing this kind of evil. We do help to create this kind of evil and then it comes back to bite us in the ass. Do you think they will ever learn??

Carol said...

I mentioned last night that there was something else I heard the other night on C2C that I was reminded of last night. Ms. Rand was asked if people who died a violent death had suffered. The thought of that stresses me.

She said no, they have already left their bodies. I then thought about something I read about that plane that hit the Pentagon. It was on an Orb site I found when I was researching them. Someone, who was suppose to be working there on that day, was late getting to work. She saw the plane hit the Pentagon. She said just prior to the impact, she saw all these orbs rise from the top of the plane. I remember at the time thinking, I hope that is so.

Carol said...

Guys, we have a Islamabad star on our map. Do you think that Binny might have been monitoring the Swamp on his Iphony? I know they had no TV or Internet but he may have had a Iphony.

Carol said...

It's nice to see the young people rejoicing in this news. We often think that they seem so unaffected by what's going on in this world. Now we know that they are paying attention. This has awakened their passion.

Welcome to the real world, Kids.

Carol said...

Again, I'm late getting ready, but I'm starting a new trend. I have no real schedule, I can make my own. I'm learning to relax and smell the roses.

Carol said...

"This has awakened their passion" Or was it just a good excuse for a late night party?? Hmmm.

Chloe said...

"With his tweets, 33-year-old Sohaib Athar, who moved to the sleepy town of Abbottabad to escape the big city, became in his own words "the guy who liveblogged the Osama raid without knowing it." There goes the neighborhood

jan said...

Our family left this morning. We sure enjoyed their one night stay. They are traveling with a dog (Gracie) and cats (Harriet and Andy). Their visit went almost without a hitch. Gracie, of course, went outside to do her business and we took her for a short walk last night. The kitties stayed inside but this morning we could not find Andy. Andy had managed to find a hiddie hole up inside the box springs of the bed they slept in last night. We finally found him and coaxed him out with some treats.

jan said...

We were an hour late finding out about Osama as we were talking and watching a taped special of a musical show. We were getting ready to go to bed and someone said, lets turn on the TV and get the weather. The first thing that appeared when the TV came on was "Osama Bin Laden is dead." We all looked at the TV without speaking for a few seconds. It had to soak in. We did get to see a replay of the President's speech.

jan said...

"I have no real schedule, I can make my own. I'm learning to relax and smell the roses."

Carol, Good for you.

jan said...

This has been a wasted day for me. After John's bro and SIL left I went for a short walk and have crashed most of the day. I did take a different antihistamine last night b/c of the cats. I am terribly allergic to cats. The antihistamine has really knocked me out. I just woke up - at about 3 pm - and am now beginning to feel normal again.

jan said...

"Was the red hat you liked worn by the lady, at the same link, who had the mosquito net over her dress?"

Yes, Carol, I think that is the one. I found her and I think her last name is a Hispanic name and she was with the deputy of something??? She looked really cool. I liked her outfit and her hat. Her outfit was black and white and had some form of netting over it.

jan said...

"more about what I felt. Complete trust -- a feeling of intense lightness and well being, of something better to come (it was indescribable). I woke up before I completely got there. and so the feeling was fleeting (as though it were a preview). "

Wow Chloe, this was an amazing dream.

jan said...

"One of the first hard lessons of aging is sensing that one has become invisible. I suspect the truer perception is that we are merely finding our own place in the choir, instead of standing in the spotlight out front"

Chloe, this is such an amazing insight. Since moving into the era of the aged, I have so often felt invisible, first with people who are strangers or acquaintances, but lately even with family. I love the 2nd sentence as this is what I have been feeling lately rather than a sense of "hurt feelings" when I have felt invisible to others. I have always loved to sing and enjoy music so much - so putting this in a "musical" wording makes it more meaningful to me.

I had read the Great Scots blog but I think I had not read this comment. Now I will go back and read it more thoroughly. Thank you for putting this quote from one of the GS's followers.

Carol said...

Jan, I'm glad you had a good visit and a restful day. Did you catch any snow last night?

Chloe and I have a little cool front coming and nice temps for the week. We better put it up for later.

Carol said...

Gosh, good thing someone didn't sit hard on that bed with the cat hiding in the box springs.

Carol said...

Maggie is always trying to find a new hiding place when there's stormy weather. I'm always afraid she'll find somewhere to get stuck.

Carol said...

While everyone was searching under rocks for Binny, he was held up in a comfy mansion.

Seems like it should have been a little suspicious having a mansion with no telephone or Internet connection. Someone knew.

Also, it seems like the countries that are the most likely to harbor dangerous people, who are after us, are the countries we support and don't hassle.

Carol said...

I'm not sure some really wanted to find the guy. It made it easier to justify the wars. Now, there may be more pressure to bring our peeps home.

Carol said...

Time to put our dancing shoes on! No mistakes tonight girls.

Carol said...

Both group dances were good. Kirsty's outfit was more becoming this week. Has she lost weight?

Coreen said...

Tough choices...I thought they all did great...

Either she has a spanx on...or the exercise
is working....

Carol said...

Bruno and Len gave the booby group the highest scores.

Carol said...

I thought that the first group had a little more complex dance but both groups were good.

Coreen said...

You are just stuck on Romeo...along with Carrie Ann...

Coreen said...

Mark's costume was odd & distracting...the routine was complicated, but for some reason I didn't really love it...

Carol said...

I agree Coreen. I didn't care for the faces Chelsea made.

Carol said...

I do like Romeo and though KK did better this week. Thought Kirsty did better also.

Coreen said...

Kendra has certainly improved tremendously...but not enough...

Coreen said...

By the way, there is a new reality singing show...the voice on nbc...did not see it, may be worth a look, I think on Tuesday, but not
sure...

Carol said...

Coreen, I didn't see Kendra's scores. Some hard rain moved thru and knocked out my single for a couple of minutes.

Carol said...

signal not single.

Carol said...

New judge guy is interesting.

Coreen said...

I don't remember...maybe a 30...

Carol said...

Kirsty really sucked in the new guy.

Coreen said...

He has really tried to boost each of the dancers efforts...

He really liked Kirstie...but leave it to Len...she got a 30 for sure...

Carol said...

Kirsty does tend to take your attention away from her dancing with her performance.

Carol said...

Whatever it takes...go girl.

Carol said...

I think this dancing experience has giving each a chance for growth in ways more than just dancing.

Carol said...

I think all of it was positive.

Coreen said...

Remember Kirstie was a pretty good comedic actor in Cheers...

Looks like you have some real big weather near/around you...but looks like it can't last
very long...

Coreen said...

And by the way after an absolutely exquisite Sunday, today was really chilly & overcast, I had to put the heat back on, it was only 64 in the house this a.m.

Carol said...

Not really bad Coreen and we need this rain. Now Maggie is under a table. She watched too much of that horrible weather on TV last week.

Carol said...

Tomorrow, our high will be around 68 and low, maybe in the upper 40s.

Carol said...

Ralph was great!

Carol said...

He was the best so far!

Carol said...

Will the scores reflect that???

Coreen said...

I liked Ralph too...but the hat not so much...

Coreen said...

Meanwhile back at the ranch, the Tigers just tied the game 3-3...bottom of the 7th...yuk...

Carol said...

I thought the hat worked.

Carol said...

Detroit??

Carol said...

When it comes to BB, the score can't give you much of a chance to relax, it can make big changes at any moment.

Carol said...

I liked Hines but maybe not the choreography so much.

Carol said...

But I have to keep telling myself that Hines is a football player.

Carol said...

It wasn't a 10.

Coreen said...

Yes Detroit...I forget that you aren't as
familiar with the teams as I am...

Hines remains Mr. Smoothie for me...Bruno
was gushing...wow a 10...a killer tango....

Carol said...

Oh Romeo...my sweet Romeo. Next.

Carol said...

Bruno's probably in love.

Carol said...

Wasn't Romeo's best.

Coreen said...

It was ok...again forget the hat...& didn't like the music with the dancing...but I thought
the judges were a bit too hard...

Carol said...

I disappointed in the judges scoring. It is very biased.

Carol said...

It was fairly accurate with Romeo since it wasn't hit best. They are biased with Kirsty and Hines.

Carol said...

Are your Yanks still in the top of the 9th with the score tied?

Carol said...

I sense...just a sense...that we, the US, may have known where Binny was for a while, keeping an eye on him, but maybe we weren't in a hurry to take him down because it would complicate our agenda, well the agenda of the warlords this is. Just a strong feeling I have, based on what I see and hear. And just maybe, Obama thought that now might be a good time to get him. Good for his agenda.

Coreen said...

Yankees scored 2 runs in the 9th...& win 5-3...

Carol said...

I saw that Coreen. Congrats.

jan said...

Hi folks. Did not check in last night. I crashed most of day yesterday so went for a swim last night and then out to a fabric store for some magnetic closures for the bag I am making so did not watch all of taped Dancing. Will watch rest today. I thought they all did well. No one is really standing out either way except Kirstie's dance not so good - but she is a show-woman. I hope she does not go home. I would miss her.

jan said...

Congratulations Coreen on your Yanks winning their game.

jan said...

I have a busy day at work today. Trying to get in all my exercise too. Must do that. When I miss a day or two, I don't feel as well.

jan said...

Chloe, missing you. What you up to girl?

jan said...

Carol, all SF's antics are just proving that he does need the extra care. How old is he? 82??? I just keep thinking that I am only 12 years behind him.

jan said...

I missed Romeo and Hines' dancing last night. Just too tired to finish watching until the finish. I think we were 30 minutes from the finish when we turned off TV.

jan said...

They have a new reality show like Idol on now called "Voice" I have not watched it though. I just cannot watch more TV - so don't think I will start.

Coreen said...

After all the words about killing bin laden, don't really care who takes 'credit' & how it helps politically... one picture sums it up perfectly for me...

Firefighters from Engine Company 54 & Ladder 4 gather Sunday night in Times Square

Chloe said...

"Since moving into the era of the aged, I have so often felt invisible, first with people who are strangers or acquaintances, but lately even with family."

Hi Jan, I sometimes feel the same way, but I'm not so sure I don't 'want' to be invisible (actually, I've 'never' cared to be the center of attention ). I'm wondering if our values have changed so much, that we may have just decided to no longer conform to what other people expect of us.

We've all learned along the way that the best way to get along is to go along (conform). Maybe we feel invisible, because we feel different - not as much a part of the new norm. The worlds changed so much, but in other ways we're still a part of the past too.

There's that, and the fact that as we age, many people think we are so yesterday . Young people think of us as the past (and unfortunately part of all it's mistakes) and they think of themselves as the future (and hope they will make things better).

Just think, 'everyone of them' will eventually be where we are right now, and feel many of the same things we are feeling.

I think the only way we'll be really happy is to accept the fact that we're right where we are supposed to be and let everything else fall into place.

I love the way that commenter expressed herself, but I really don't feel like I'm part of the choir -- just that I'm not 'performing' at all. I feel like an individual.

Carol said...

I I was more invisible when I was younger. I was so much thinner then also so it isn't so bad to be invisible.

Carol said...

You guys are just too thin to be seen.

Carol said...

Interesting that many of the TV programs, watching a little of the view now, are saying that the enhanced interrogation techniques got the info that got Binny.

I read an article this morning that said not much was obtained with the water boarding, it was obtained with standard interrogation techniques. So much misinformation is being repeated.

They just showed some clips where these news reporters were saying that Obama was killed. Accidentally exchanged little letter there. Maybe no accident.

If you want the best mis-information on TV, go to Fox News. It's got to be a significant part of their programming protocol.

Carol said...

I heard about that program, the Voice, Jan. My TV schedule is kinda full right now. Is it competing with DWTS in the schedule.

Carol said...

I'm not even sure I'll get into Idol again. This was a special season.

Carol said...

Oh no, Pure Dancing is predicting my Romeo will go home tonight. I hope not. I won't be home to watch because I'm going out for an early Mexican fix tonight. I may get home before they announce the loser but if not, I'm recording it.

jan said...

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