A Place To Ponder
For your enjoyment, these pics are from 2011 inside St. Theresa's R.C.Church in Trumbull...Right now there are no flowers, not until Saturday when the altarswill be decorated with flowers...The kitties were not very co-operative but they are my easter bunnies...
Outstanding pics Coreen. As usual. Love the church and love the kitnics. I can read #10's thoughts...she's saying..is it for that dang blog again?
This is a routine by MaryannMaisano, who is part of the "Italian Chicks" a local NYcomedy team...this may be too ethnic to relate to...but here weall know someone like this....Happy Easter da olda italian lady
Coreen, beautiful pics. I love the ones with the kitties, especially the one looking up at the bunny ear. I also watched the olda Italian Lady. Loved it. Is there really something with the "head of a goat?"
Absolutely beautiful church and windows.
Went back and finished the comments on the previous post. I agree Carol, all the Idol contestants are good.
Coreen, While living in Argentina, the common word for goodbye was Caio (probably spelled wrong) sounds like Chow. There was a large group of Italians there.
Just finished my delicious supper. Now AI. No pause here so I'll check out your link when AI is over. Idol is over at 8p.
I looked it up in google and think I spelled it right.
oh boy - last comment X 3. Sorry. my finger is as heavy as my foot on the gas sometimes.
Gosh..Ryan S is soooo mean! He could kill on of those kids. I'm even nervous for them.
I love the pics of my "Mary"..the virgin. I carry her to work with me every day. She watches over all of us. I need the help.
Actually Coreen.. I think your cats were darn good sports. If it were mine..you'd only see a little streak.
Maybe I should just tune into the end. I'm not up for all this torture.
Coreen..I just watched your video. Change the accent a tad and you could have a little old Cajun lady from my neck of the woods. Very familiar. The boys would be named T-boy..Alphonse and Maurice.
Thanks for the encouragement...the kitties lasted a nanosecond with the bunny ears & no way could I get my blac Kit-Kit to even staystill long enough to get them on her...Yes, Jan, some Italians eat goat or lamb for Easter & yes the headis used...my family never ate either of those things...The pizzagain? pie is another traditional Easter food, which is a pie filled with meats/cheese...not something I would eat...The easter bread is a twisted bread that is supposed to have a hardboiled colored egg in the center but some italians subsitutejelly beans...it is a sweet tasting bread...the old lady had a couple of choiceswear words in italian in the vid,we all grew up hearing some of them!!!....
God..I hate to see their mamma's crying.
Oh the last stained glass windowis of St. Theresa...It is abovethe balcony where the organ is & would be at the front of the church. (or the opposite end from the main altar)...do you know that most catholic churches are shaped in the form of a cross, there is a name for it, but I can't remember...I think I put some pics of the outside of the church whenthe cherry trees were in bloom a couple of seasons ago...not sure...
I think all these kids will do well. Some of the successful talents have been kicked off early. It's neat to see how close the group gets.
It's a beautiful church Coreen.
Have you dug into any of that candy in the basket Coreen. I've already mowed thru several boxes of Gold Brick Eggs. Think I'll hit Walmart on Sunday and see if they've marked them down yet. I need to stock up because after Easter.. they won't be back until next year.
Haven't had any of the chocolate yet, & didn' even grab the peeps!!..I know sheer sugar but can't resist them...only a few though....I know you talk about those brick eggs around easter, pretty sure wedon't have them here...the only thing I know that only comes out this time is the cadbury eggs, but can't say I ever ate one of them either...how about jelly beans...only like the black, red, pink & purples..but again sheer sugar...
Did you know we run our little engines on sugar? Easter candy probably isn't the highest quality fuel but it's fuel.
I'm on Iphony. Got the blue screen of death. Now running a virus scan. Already found 6 infections. That was just a quick scan. Walmartians might have got me back.
Anti virus said it removed the threats but now doing a boot time scan. That will take a while.
Jan..what did you think about who got bumped off tonight?
From my facebook, just so you can see how cozy all sides really are...these pics taken by MarkSimone, NYC radio talk show hostI've mentioned...(hope you can see them)Book party given by Arianna Huffington & Wendi & Rupert Murdoch...the joke is on all thosewho think their side is the good guys...P.S. What a sterile apt...lookslike it has no human involvementBook party for Kathy Freston given by Ariana Huff and Wendi & Rupert Murdock atAriana's NYC apt
Carol, I hated to see anyone go but I was happy it was not one of the girls this time.Jimmy has been on target every time. He should be up there with the judges.
Coreen, John says the name of the churches are "cruciform" He says some of the Episcopal churches are shaped like that too.
Carol, I hate to see the family's of the kids cry too.
I am watching Kathy Griffen. She now has a show on Bravo. She is hilarious - pretty brazen but funny.
Mom cooked leg of lamb every Christmas. It was a tradition. She stuffed it with garlic. It makes the best gravy. Yum.
Jan..Jimmy sounded a little Simonish last night. He was tough. I prefer the Jenniferish style. OK. I may laugh at a few fat people in ridiculous outfits but I'm not mean. I can't see dashing any of those kids hearts. Jennifer does it in a very sweet way. None of them desire mean.
That was suppose to read..deserve mean. Don't ya wonder why some people get certain breaks in life and other don't? Why some people are so successful and others aren't. It doesn't always depend on talent. Look at that little Taylor Swift. She is very talented but not as good of a singer as most of these kids. I don't think she could even compete with any of them but she has been extremely successful.
I am pondering this morning. What's new. I usually wake up in a full ponder mode. If I don't..I know I'm depressed. And when I'm not pondering..it makes me more depressed. I went thru a pretty depressed Fall and early winter. It's kinda a pattern for me. I'm not really sure why. My dad died in the fall..November.. and I have pondered whether that may be the reason. I do remember being somewhat relieved when he finally died. It was so hard to watch him die. He died in the VA hospital. He didn't have any insurance at the time. It also made it easier that his dad..Sr.. died 24 hours before he did. I knew they were company for one another. Neither one knew the condition of the other. The hospital that dad was in was over a hour away. I was in nursing school..working as a aide/student nurse in a local hospital..night shift.. on the weekends and going to the VA to visit him with mom on Sundays. I slept on the drive. I wasn't driving. At the end he looked like someone from a concentration camp. He couldn't hear or talk at the end so we taught him sign language. He learned it quickly. My friends and I..in high school.. learned it so we could sign to each other without anyone knowing what we were talking about. Did it on a blind date once and it just so happened that my ugly blind date knew sign language. Got some bad karma for that. That was one of those blind dates where you really needed to be blind. My friend's mother wouldn't let her go out with her boyfriend alone so she set me up with that guy. Never trusted her again.I didn't have to watch mom die for as long as I did my dad but I was certainly more addicted to my mom. She trained me to be. Even though it was tough watching her..I think she wasn't having that bad a time. She loved having all of us at her beckoning service. For that time..I was the one who looked like I lived in a concentration camp. When it came to Pa..I thought..I can't do this again. Well.. I wasn't as involved as I was with my parents. I couldn't be. I told Pa..often..that I was sorry that I couldn't be there like that. I never had such a difficult job. I really also thought that Pa would be around for much longer. Well..back to my original ponder. I think that dealing with Pa's situation did contribute to my depression. When he died..it lightened my heart. I was feeling so much grief and guilt. I couldn't start working thru that until he beamed up. He was sooo unhappy.
Did anyone hear that recording made of Gregg Williams..the former Saint's defensive coordinator? It's amazingly stupid. I just can't believe someone would even say those things much less say them when there is a guy doing a documentary recording it. I had to bang my head against a wall. And I ponder why some of my guys in jail do the same old things they've done so many times before that got them in jail. They don't have an answer either. Two things come to mind. One..there must be a destiny that we have that maybe we can't even change. And/or..this must be such a common practice that the people doing it don't think twice about it.
Sorry if I repeat myself with my stories. It's a sign of old age and I qualify. I'm a member of AARP and I think that is one of their benefits.
Another ponder...Good Friday is a day that the Catholic church treats as a fast day.."which in the Latin Rite of the Church is understood as having only one full meal (but smaller than a regular meal" and "on which the faithful abstain from eating meat." (Wiki)We have quite a few Catholics in Louisiana. Many..adhere to most of that ritual..they refrain from eating meat but...there are records sales for crawfish and other seafood. If you don't have your crawfish reserved for weeks in advance..you won't get any. The air is filled with the aroma of seafood seasoning. It can clear your sinuses. Now..to my ponder. Is that really a sacrifice? I think NOT! It's a party but maybe Jesus did want people to celebrate. He was dying for their sins..and that's a reason to celebrate. The Cajuns..round here..don't miss a chance to do that. And beer sales....off the chart.
Coreen told me what she's doing for Easter. Jan..what you doing?
Carol, I completely agree about "what determines success" especially in the music business? I too do not know how Taylor Swift made it - but she did. I am sure a little bit of luck or "Karma" as you say has something to do with it. No one questions why Barbra Streisand or Celine Dion made it. I love Willie Nelson but he does not have a particularly good voice but he is my fav male singer. reminds me of a song - "with a little bit, with a little bit, with a little of bloomin luck"
Carol, Easter has crept up on me. My mother did not have a specific meal she fixed. The thing I most remember about Easter as a kid is that we always got new Easter outfits. That was a huge thing for me. We did not get many new clothes. And as we got older, my mom started buying us "store bought" clothes. I loved clothes but did not have many - so Easter was a big deal - for that reason. We were not really "poor" - Daddy and mama both worked and we had plenty to eat. Daddy was buying small houses and turning them into rentals and so he was putting much of their money into that venture. It did eventually pay off for HIM. But as children we went "without" many of the things that other children had. When I was about 15 or so, they began to buy us more.
We don't have anything planned for Easter as yet.
Carol, In response to your pondering - I think any death brings up past losses. It is good you can ponder here. When my sis's husb died, it brought back memories of the loss of those that I have loved - and lost. I guess that is what makes us human - is to be able to ponder all these things.
I went for an MRI on my shoulder this morn - more like noon. That is an interesting experience. Have either of you ever had an MRI? Fortunately, I don't have any claustrophobia. My eye started itching and of course could not scratch it. It finally stopped. They put these big ear phones on me and asked me what kind of music I wanted. I asked "What ya got?" They suggested relaxation music. I should have asked for Willie Nelson. I really could have done without the music. The noise is loud. I have seen this done on the show "House" I was really ok with it. I practiced breathing in and out - not too fast. At first I could really feel my heart beating kind of fast. But after a few minutes of just concentrating on breathing, my hear rate slowed to normal. I kept my eyes closed as I did not like looking at the roof of the silver tube. The contraption reminds me of a casket. That is not a good image.
I can just see little Jan in her new Easter dress. How adorable. I coulda cared less for a new dress. Didn't particularly want to wear one. I wasn't even a big candy eater as a kid. I acquired that bad habit in my adult years. Actually I think I didn't start liking many sweets until I couldn't have them. Remember when I had that reactive hypoglycemia.. in grad school Jan? I think it was totally due to stress. I didn't know what was happening to me. Thought I might have a brain tumor. It started after multiple stressors..going away to grad school..moving out of my apartment..falling in that parking lot and pulling a neck muscle..then the wreck and totalling my car. I might have missed something. And also..changing the way I ate. I couldn't eat healthy in a dorm room and I was always used to eating healthy. When I finally found out what it was..I had to go on a low carb diet. From that moment on..I wanted sweets...the forbidden fruit. They say and I've seen it.. that reactive hypoglycemia is a precursor to diabetes. I better not get fat. No one in my immediate family had diabetes. Mom did but only because she was pouring cortisol from all those tumors. It was secondary diabetes. I do think about it. Me.. the past diabetes educator... getting diabetes and having to eat my own words.
I can't remember mom having any special Easter meal. The lamb was for Christmas. I'm sure she did but in many of the last years..they all came to my house/camp for a BBQ. Or I went to mom's and did it. For many of the summer holidays..family came here to swim.
I have one Easter pic burned into my memory. It's a pic of my two cute nieces..sister's kids.. sitting on their porch in Little Rock. It was a happy and sad memory for me. They were both so cute. They had an Easter basket in their laps with some fuzzy stuffed toys in them. No candy. That made me sad. I wanted them to have some candy.Sis..back then..was into doing everything right. If there was anything "right" worth doing..she thought it was worth overdoing. She wouldn't let them have any candy. Thank God she's changed..a little. I could see on their little faces...we want some candy.
Yes Jan..I've had an MRI and didn't like it either. I hate that they stick you..head first..into that tube. They tie your arms. I barely fit in that thing and was wondering how really big people made it in. I didn't dare open my eyes. I was doing some hard and fast creative visualization to keep from freaking out.
Coreen..saw your posts on TM. You go girl. I've always been pissed about Augusta not allowing women but when I would say something..it didn't seem to matter to anyone else. It infuriated me. Do you think they could have gotten by with not allowing black men in there?? They do allow black men..don't they?
I had a pretty busy day today. Up at 4:30. My first call from work came at 5a and then I had 12 more before 10a. Happy Good Friday to me. I went to talk with the ranch foreman to get an inventory of all the equipment. We went down memory lane re: Pa. I enjoyed that visit. Then on my way home.. I got one of my fav lunches..Billideaux's BBQed brisket poboys..French fries and a coke..and then I got sleepy..fell asleep on the couch and woke up choking on the reflux of that delicious lunch.
Not sure if I had an MRI, once I had some test that I had to be ina tube like structure, & it didmake a lot of noise, like banging...did not like that...I am told there are open MRI unitsnot sure how much more open they are though...not available at allfacilities...
I need to go mow the camp yard but...I'm taking the rest of the day off. I have three more days to fit that in. It's a gorgeous day!
Can't stop Augusta from not inviting women to be members, butthe advertisers (sponsors) sureshould be arm twisting to end thispolicy...or opting out of advertising...but no, $$$ top all(lest you forget, don't I remind you enough)!!! and that IBM whoseboard just elected a woman CEO, tocontinue to participate just sendsa lousy message...we gave her thetitle, but who cares, you are still2nd class when it comes to important things...like being partof the power elites at prestigiouscountry clubs...Blacks were not allowed to be members until I think early 90s when they reluctantly invited after some kind of threats to the pga championship held at shoal creek country club, Birmingham, alabama...(another club that banned blacks...that clubchanged its policy) & Augustaalso after that announced it wouldinvite some black guys...not surewho or how many are members...But women...well you know the answer to that...screw them, but can't be a member...Do you remember what I said aboutthe Dem. party choosing the blackguy over the woman..for me its thesame thing...rather have a blackguy in the club, but screw the woman...that is why I have no usefor the dem. party...
You went to a doctor Coreen? Were you in a coma and someone carried you there?
And Yankees have a very precarious 6 to 5 lead over Tampa in the bottom of the 7th...
But Coreen..WE let them do it to us. I see what women write. I hear what they say. They are so busy ass kissing men..afraid to be called a feminazis.. that they don't want to stand together with their sisters. I see it all the time. I see it at TM. Problem is that they don't recognize it. They would be insulted if you pointed it out. I often see more men who are advocates for women than women who advocate for themselves. We have the power..not just with our intellect..but...with you know what. They don't make good vibrators for men.
They do make prostitutes but they can come with some pretty nasty side effects!
I think that today many womentake things for granted...
Dolly Parton is on Anderson Cooper's talk show. I just love her. She shops at Walmart but late at night.
This morning heard this...not sure if this is his new salary or not, regardless...looking at these salaries of tv talkers, makesme laugh when they wring their hands in support of the so-called99%...they have NO CLUE...Matt Lauer makes $17 milliona year
Well..IMO..it's nice that there are members of the 1% who give a damn about the rest of us. Many of them actually say that they think they should pay more..they wouldn't even miss it. They realize that they are blessed and don't mind sharing. Interesting concept..isn't it?Instead of putting them down..we should thank them.
You are kidding aren't you...keep tilting at those windmills girl...They distance themselves from everyone else, from where they live, where they raise their kids,where they vacation, where they shop...& the last I checked anyonecan pay more to the govt if theychoose...so those so-called protestations that they want to pay more are just empty words...
And now its the bottom of the 9thMo just gave up a hit to tie it6 to 6, there are no outs & Mo intentionally walkedthe bases loaded...Girardi is out at the mound & the entire infield is in on the pow-wow..this is potentially a disaster about to happen...
Mo just gave up a long fly ball to Pena, & Tampa wins 7 to 6...oh well 1 down, 161 to go...
I'm sorry Coreen. They'll get um back. When do they play their next game?
Tomorrow night, Sunday...Mon, Tues,Wed. at Baltimore then home for Friday's Home Opener against the Angels...
Coreen, What you described is the MRI.
Yes open air MRIs are not as bad but I read that they are not as good as the closed ones and they aren't available everywhere.'
When I wrote not as bad..I mean not as intolerable.
Scott Walker Quietly Repeals Wisconsin Equal Pay LawJust another sample from a popular thread this year "Kick the Lady to the Curb" This thread is particularly popular with the Republican party. "A Wisconsin law that made it easier for victims of wage discrimination to have their day in court was repealed on Thursday, after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) quietly signed the bill.""Legislative Republicans want to turn back the clock on women’s rights in the workplace" And that's along with all of our other rights."Women earn 77 cents for every dollar that men make. In Wisconsin, it's 75 cents, according to the Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health (WAWH), which also estimates that families in the state "lose more than $4,000 per year due to unequal pay."
I put up this comment on TM:I read the discussion on women not being allowed to play Augusta yesterday. The plight of women is a subject that I’m particularly passionate about. Doesn’t usually win me friends or influence people though …because I put the blame for our plight squarely on our own heads. Over the years I’ve done my small part to fight for women’s rights. We made progress but I’m afraid that much of that progress is slipping away. It’s because many of the young women today don’t have to deal with what us old ladies had to deal with. They are reaping the benefit of our fights so they don’t feel the same passion. Over my 40+ year career in nursing..a female dominated profession..I experienced being underpaid and underappreciated. I noticed that when more men got into the profession..the salaries went up. Women were just too satisfied with supplementing their husband’s salaries..or maybe they thought that our jobs were more humanitarian so we didn’t really need to be paid much for them. Women do have the power to make things better..to fix this problem…no doubt about it. The red flags are waving right now to do something. Will we? Sadly..I find more men willing to advocate for us than members of our own species. I think too many women think that advocating for our species makes them a feminazi..thanks to you know who. Heaven forbid we don’t want to be one of them. Our power comes from the fact that we are maybe a tad over half the population..we are intelligent..we are ambitious. If that is not enough there is always..you know what. They don’t make good vibrators for men
There's a new Who's amung Us. Check it out. Pretty cool!
Another problem that I think women have is..they tend to want to compete with one another rather than support one another. I often feel that on the Trail. Women seem to feel like if they give another woman any kudos they decrease their own worth. Men don't act that way with other men..well not as often. It's the same thing with that "Queen Bee Syndrome"
Well..this feisty bitch and her side kick have to go mow.
We have three new followers.WELCOME NEW FOLLOWERS! Please join into the discussion. We don't bite very hard. We need some new insight and ponders.
Finished mowing the camp. Now I'm cleaning up to go join the Walmartians. Then it will be back here for more yard work. It's going to be another beeeeautiful day. Thank you God!
Carol, well Petrino and Arkansas are on the news now. Men - what idiots they are.
A lazy day. I think I will color my hair, do a little laundry. I watched my taped quilt shows - from the public channel. One of these days will get back to quilting.
Jan..Coreen..look at the profile for one of our new followers. Her name is Jodi. Her interests include.."I love to crochet, weave, spin, sew, cross-stitch and embroider. I have been painting for most of my life."Darn..she could teach us all something. I have lots of paints ezels..paper..etc. I'm hoarding because I want to be a painter when I grow up. I draw some and have done a little watercolor. I did my avatar you see next to my name with watercolor pencils. The rest of her profile is just as impressive. Maybe she'll talk to us.
Carol, please look at the list of members & you will see my name ison there a 2nd time...somehow...I only registered with the daisy pic, can not figure how to remove my namefrom that list, can you?...It's in the 3rd row...???
If it removes me completely I willtry to re-sign...Remember when I couldn't get on then one day it was back, I suspectgoogle caused that somehow...butI don't really want my name there
First we heard about poor Joe Paterno..but he was just guilty of bad judgement and maybe a coverup. Now Bobby Petrino. The article about his incident mentions a Rick Pitino..a Louisville basketball coach who had an affair with some woman. If I was a coach and my last name started with "P" I'd be hiding in a closet. Oh no...that wouldn't be a good idea either.
I see no way to remove any name. I tried to remove that car person and couldn't find a way. I'd think that you might be able to remove your name but not me.
Coreen..check out the new guy or girl on TM. Do you think it's the same guy that keeps coming back? He or she starts out being complimentary and then starts throwing darts. Look at the end of his/her last comment.
The google instructions at help said something about clicking where it said 'save' but have noidea where that was....As far as TM, hard to say...the phrasing seems to indicate a guy...mixed messages...wasn't someoneelse saying how could the postersnot stick to the topic of the day...not sure...the other message from the newbie praised the talkwith the 'pros' & seemed to liketalking to regulars but suppose youcould read more into it...so maybe its the same person from before...who knows...
Jan..SNL has Sophia Vergara..of Modern Family hosting tonight. Watch or record.
I saw that Patd put up a video from Jesus Christ Superstar on TM. I loved that musical. I have a fond memory of my dad and I laying on the couch at my sister's house up in Little Rock listening to that musical on Beaker Street on the radio. That program didn't start until very late. It was 1971 the year that he died. I'd strain my radio here to get that channel. They played acid rock. The DJ always sounded like he was on some serious drugs.
The 1970 version is my fav. I Don't Know How To Love Him - Jesus Christ Superstar (1970 Version Everything's Alright - Jesus Christ Superstar (1970 Version)
Yep..I think there is something suspicious about that new dude Coreen.
HAPPY EASTER ONE AND ALL!Christ the Lord has risen today..Hallelujah! Christ the lord has risen todayLove that hymn! Does bring a tear to my eye..actually more than one. Not only for the usual reason but because it reminds me of my mom. She sang in the choir and I can see her singing right now. Whereever she is..I'm sure she's in the choir. Jan..didn't you sing in the choir down here? I did sing in the choir when I was a kid. I have a great ear for music but no voice to go with it. I tried to hold it down. Christ did not die..nor will any of the rest of us. So if you think you will be off the hook one day..better rethink it. Well..that JMHO.
Mag and I decided to stay home today and do our celebrating. I found this little BBQ pit I bought at Walmart years ago..still in the box..in my little shop. I got it for $9.99. I've had one of them before. It's great for cooking up small portions. I put it together last night. It's a cute little thing. I'm cooking us each a filet. And I made my mama's Jewish deli potato salad. I think I ate almost half of it for supper last night. That's some good potato salad. I bought another one of those charcoal starting thingies. It's metal..has a handle..you pour the charcoal in it and stick some newspaper under the bottom and light it. It's starts your charcoal without that nasty lighter fluid.
Yep Coreen..I think that new guy over at TM is there yanking their chains. Ya have to read what he writes. He writes..."I am not so much into politics and issues" but he finds a political blog?? Maybe he has the hots for Craig. He may even be the same guy that likes to come back under a new handle and stir sh--. Is Brian still alive? I think he is. Just found his old political blog and his personal blog which doesn't allow admission to unknowns.
Ya know..Brian never picked on me. Never did.
And we picked up another new follower..who is into antiques. Hope she talks. I have some nice antiques that I would like some info on. My favorite is an old tiger oak beveled glass secretary. Jan..do you remember when I bought that? You are the one who turned me on to that couple who traveled all over buying and selling antiques. That piece was one he picked up in Wisconsin. They had wanted to buy it on a previous trip up there but the family wouldn't sell it. It was on a glassed in porch. Later the house burned down and all that survived was that piece. The family finally sold it. I think it has special powers..beside being beautiful. I have a matching side board and table. Well they didn't go together with my secretary but they do match..same kind of wood.
Happy Easter...Hope you are going to relax today,sounds like you have been doinga lot of outside work...Forgot what you said your mom's potato salad had in it...my mom chops up sweet pickles when she makes it..
Mama's potato salad is work. Boil some eggs.Boil some potatoes.Dice up the potatoes and marinate in a light olive oil and apple cider vinegar..Not too much. Just drizzle a little over and stir.Finely dice celery.Finely dice Vlasic Zesty dills..has to be those particular pickles. No substitutes.Jar of pimentosDice your eggs.Mix all together and add mayo with a little mustard in it. Not too much. Season with some Tony's. You now got a good potato salad.
I think that people are partial to their own mom's potato salad no matter what it has in it. I like all potato salads unless it has raw onions in it. I love cooked onions but I don't do raw ones.
Coreen..I'm having a blast working in the yard. I have the right tools and equipment and the weather couldn't be better.Now.. a month or so from now..maybe even a couple of weeks from now..no way Jose.
Just got back from the camp. Needed the Magster's heart worm pill and her Advantage. We did a few things while we were there but will have to go back to finish some weedeating and blowing off after.Don't worry about me doing this yard work Coreen. It's my exercise program. It's free. Now I'm back to start here. I'm having a virgin mary for breakfast..no Not my Virgin Mary. She hangs out with me but she passes on the tomato juice.
I had to clear off some of the recordings off my DVR. It was filling up. I can see most of it online..after the show has aired. I'm totally cool with only having a limited number of Networks here. I don't watch most of it anyway.
Ya know it was three years ago this weekend when I moved to my camp..and now I'm back. Well..I'm gonna go back and forth. Just have to grab my lettuce and milk and move over. I'm set up at both places now. Enough food in both places.
I never did get a kitty I can't believe that Wally World doesn't have one. I'm feeling that it is likely hyperthyroid. I looked up likely causes for her problem.She's active..she eats like a horse but her hair is thin..falling out. She's thin even though she's sucking down her food.I'm cooking her chicken now and feeding her multiple times a day. I will get her in.
That was suppose to read Kitty Caddy. When I edited..it cleared that word.
Carol, Fiddler must bes ill...cats don't lose just lose weight & fur..Petco, if not in your area, you can order a cat carrieron line...She needs to see a vet...maybe onlytapeworm, flea infestatin, but could be something bad...
I just read an article about a man fatally shooting a police officer. His mom said he was depressed and guess what he was on??? Yep..Xanax. That drug can turn a decent human into a monster. Yes..it makes you not give a damn..about anything or doing anything. If I had a nickel for every person who came into our jail.. who did something totally out of character..and was taking Xanax..I could retire now. They need to take if off the market.
Yes Coreen..Fiddler does definitely have something. I've examined her skin. It ain't fleas. She lost weight overnight. I thought about diabetes but that usually doesn't cause hair loss. I will get her in. I'll go to Petco tomorrow.
HAPPY EASTER to 2 of the greatest women I know. I love you both.
Strange things are happening here. Now my comment box is at the bottom of all the other comments.
I did not get on here yesterday too much. I had a very busy day getting some stuff done. I colored my hair and shaved my legs which was the most important thing I did. Made me feels so much better. Carol, I think It is great that you are living at your other house for a time. I think it would be neat to have another place to "go to." I get really bored being in the same house all the time. This is the longest I have lived in one house/apt/etc. We have lived here almost 6 years. I know that must sound strange - but is the truth. I think that is why we go on so many trips. I am bored living in this house, yet I sure don't want to move. I do want to do some major cleaning -I think that would help.
Back later. Going to church - 1st time in a few months for me. Ha ha. and I am a clergy wife. I think I am being sort of defiant by not attending church.
Well..I've done about 2 and 1/2 hours of solid work and I've put a dent in it. I've been clipping and snipping and sawing..with my battery operated recipicating saw. I've been mowing in my hoveround Snapper. It's got a joy stick that operates it. It's fun. Mainly because the temp is comfortable. A month or so later..hell.I used my new charcoal starter to start some charcoal and now it's in my new little pit. The meat is marinating. You have to do something to filet's to give them a little more flavor. They'll melt in your mouth but they just don't have as much flavor as other cuts. I wrap them in bacon. That helps alsoI know you're grossed out Coreen.. thinking of beef but too bad. I don't eat it often but I like my beef. The only steak I eat is a filet. It's a special day. And I've worked so hard that my pants are sliding off my butt.
Jan..my comment box alternates from being at the bottom to being at the top. I'd rather it at the bottom.
Too bad I couldn't have had you guys over today. I'd put some big marinated Gulf shrimp on the barbie for ya Coreen.
Love both of you guys too Jan! You are two of my best friends. Actually..I share more with you than anyone else.
Back home again...The restaurant was busy, the food at Cinzano'sis always good & the owners are good people so that is good for them......still had my regular cavatelli/marinara sauce, lets see mom had chicken picata, my cuz had sole stuffed w/salmon, and other cuz had cheese ravioli/marinar asauce...had a creme puff filled w/marispone creamcovered w/hazelnut chocolate sauce(we split that though) my cuz hadchocolate cake with choc mousse layers, whipped cream/slices of strawberries on the side (we splitthat too)....Pleasant day here, sunny, not to chilly, about 60...You guys are great, happy we managed to meet in this vast internet world...And yes, always love grilled shrimp...
Not such a good day for my Yankees...they lost 3rd game in arow to Tampa...159 to go, they are off to Baltimore...
Your lunch sounds good Coreen. The dessert also. Mag and I split one steak. That's all I could handle. She may have been up for more but we still have another one left. It was good. I continued to do yard work until I hit the wall. I was so whooped that I could barely put up my toys. I didn't make it back to the camp. I still have a little weed eating to do there. It will have to wait.
It's not a good year for our sport's teams. Yours still have a chance.
I'll be a little sad when this holiday season is over. In the last 24 hours..we had 2735 page views for our blog. It all started as it neared Easter. The past Easter posts brought them in. Our visitor graph had to expand because we hit 28 users on at the same time.
We went to St. Johns Cathedral this morning - where I was confirmed in the Episcopal church 30 years ago. We were sitting in a pew next to the aisle. They had a great processional - the choir and the Dean of the Cathedral and other priests who attend there. This was a high Mass and so they had a woman who slings this metal thing that has incense ( I had to cover my nose and mouth as it really starts me sneezing) As our new Bishop, Michael Vono, was processing he looked down each aisle and smiled. He looked and smiled right at me. I leaned over and told John what he did (in a whisper) and John said "He is looking for Jesus." Made me smile!
Coreen and Carol, your noon meals sound so good. Coreen, I liked the sound of yours better. I love chicken picata and salmon too. I am not too fond of beef. We are having a roast for supper tonight though. John is very fond of beef and I fix it on special occasions. I am cooking it in the slow cooker and it is smelling great right now. Beef cooking is like the smell of coffee - it smells much better than it tastes (to me).
Wow! Coreen - you made a Grand Slam with your pictures this time. Good for you! I am responding to Carol's last post about all the visitors to the blog.
Jan..it's the post from 2010 both Easter and Passover that Coreen put up that brought them in.
It must be in a Google search. This one hasn't had time to get there yet. We did pick up a few new followers. Did you see that Jan?
Carol, I do see other people signing on here. Wish they would enter into the discussion. I wonder if Chloe and Ivy ever look in here.
Two of our new followers have their profiles up there. Did you read them?
It's hard as hell to find any good help. We're suppose to have all these unemployed people but do they all really want to work? I've had people offer their kids to come do things..they need to make money. They don't call or show up. I talked with my pool guy..he needs money..I offered him lots of work..haven't heard from him.I pay well..probably triple minimum wage. When I've been very satisfied I've paid a lot more than someone asked for and still nada. When they do show up they take frequent breaks and spend most of their time on their cell phone. It's a good thing I can do a lot of my work myself.
I will have to admit that I haven't checked the paper for people who need work. I guess that's where I need to try. I just feel more comfortable knowing who will be doing the work.
I just noticed that an entire shelf of old antique pharmaceuticals is missing out of my beveled glass cabinet. Mom's stepdad made up concoctions. They were elixers and other stuff. I had several bottles of different things. They were on one of my shelves. They're gone. Only thing I can figure is that roomy took off with them. I don't even have a phone number to get in touch with her. They had sentimental value. Another thank you for letting her live here for free!
In regard to your missing pharmaceuticals Carol, "No good deed goes unpunished."
It is the same here Carol, I do have an older Hispanic gentleman who does yard cleaning for me. It does cost, but he needs the money so I don't mind paying for it. He does a good job. John can't do it because of his asthma. It is mostly weeds. My front is all rock but still have to do weeding. I take care of that myself. The back is the problem. It is pretty big. About 1/2 of it is rock but weeds still come up. The far back used to be a garden (not me) and that needs cleaning up about 2-3 times a year. I just don't know what to do with that. I would like a patio but just need to get that done. That is going to cost something. I have the money now - but just need to get someone hired to do it. I want a cover for it too so I am looking at some $$$. One of these days I am going to hire Terry to do the contracting for it. He knows all the people to do it and he can plan it. He used to do that as a job with his brother in law. He is good too.
Well, going off here for the night. The public station is having the 2nd 1/2 of Great Expectations. It is a movie from a story by Charles Dickens. Carol, your older sis would like this. The 1st part was on last week. Altogether it is 4 hours long. I am sure it will be out in DVD soon - maybe now. It is really good.
Remember the name Ms Havisham or something like that and Pip. We did have to read it in high school or maybe junior high?? Was that the story where there was a room with lots of spider webs and maybe a wedding dress?
I trusted the girl partly because I worked with her but right after I had her move..she quit the job. Said she needed a job that paid better. Heard she was canned from that job. There's one concept that I have found to be true most of the time and that is..people do not really appreciate something they don't pay for. That includes health care.I saw a letter to the editor in the paper today. Someone wrote about people who were complaining about how long they had to wait in the ER at our local charity hospital. The writer said that the hospital had lost a good bit of funding and that that person should appreciate that they had free emergency care available. Many of the low income people won't even go to the charity hospital..they go to the pay hospitals and I would say the care for both is about the same. The wait is also the same. They will come into those hospitals..bring the entire family..trash the waiting room/bathrooms with food waste.I could also write a book about my year and a half working the ER. It was my first NP job. What an eye opener that was. I actually tried hard to forget much of what I saw. You could get a real bad attitude about low income people. I see some of that same attitude at the jail but there..I expect it. Actually some of the same people I ran into in the ER are also our clientele.
To show you how popular Easter is...we had over 11 thou page views in the month preceding..over 7 thou in the week preceding and almost 3 thou yesterday. Now..we'll be lucky to have some drunk take the wrong turn and fall in here.
Well Coreen rest assured that these Easter pics will draw them in next year..if we're here. Someone even copied li'l Coreen and the big scary bunny. Keep your eyes peeled..if they use it in some big advertising thing..you can sue for royalties. I'll be your paralegal and help. I'm good with research. LOL.
Your boys are back in town! Coreen..we need to come up with some serious magic here..Swamp Magic. OK. Gotta get this curse off. Got the get the steam back in our team.OK. I'm working on it. Eye of the Newt...the way he's going..he won't miss it. Hair from the troll..he won't either. Nut from the nut...he won't either. That ought to do it. Now they'll have to find some new candidates for the Republican party. Sorry..I had to borrow. Didn't want to injure any of my critter around here in the Swamp.
This is my last day off..well..until they find someone to relieve me for a real vacation. I wonder if my boss remembers?? Every time I've asked for something like that..I get nada. They forget. I do understand the problem. There aren't people hanging around with nothing to do these days. Everyone is fully utilized. Even though any MD/NP would be qualified to do my job..they would be walking into an entirely different world...a very unique world. The rules aren't the same. And I don't have time to write a new rule book. Some of the rules include..you have to have the skills of a veterinarian. Even though my patient's talk..you can't assume they are telling you the truth but..you can't assume they aren't. They often use medical to manipulate the system or to manipulate their families to bond them out. Have to have/use very good assessment skills and lots of ESP. My great intuition..developed over 40 years of practice..has saved the day so many times. I just get this feeling. And I DO pay attention to any feeling anyone else gets. You have to have the skills of just about all specialists because there's a long wait for that. Another rule is..you have to pray all day..not just when you're there but after you leave. Lots of reasons for that. Can't be opposed to praying. Since our environment is so different..you can't leave people with diabetes on the same dose of meds. Might be we don't use that particular medication and there's lot of different meds. Especially important is that they don't have a refrigerator close at hand and what they were having to take at home to cover all that they ate from it..would kill them in jail. It's quite complicated. I didn't start taking call to fill a void in my life or to cure boredom...it was a life or death decision. I had no choice. If something happened to any of them..who's to blame? I get no credit but I would get the blame. Plus..I do care! And do you wonder if I've ever gotten a thank you from anyone for my 7 years of sacrifice..7 years of being disturbed with most of the naps I try to take..7 years of the phone ringing when I'm in the shower or on the toilet..water must stimulate the phone..7 years of telling my friends I'm talking to on the phone that I gotta go..I have a call from the joint...NO! NO! NO! Actually..I'm treated like I'm just a necessary evil. I got to have that vacation. If there is such a thing as karma..I think I have a quite a credit in the karma bank.
Good news Coreen and I'm sure you already know this.."The Yankees are 0-3 for the first time since the '98 season in which they won a then-AL-record 114 games and the World Series."http://online.wsj.com/article/AP22ad36a647584359a48023c6a2c6eab5.html
I remember that year like it just happened...The team was invincible...it was unreal...But the crying & nashing of teethall weekend on NYC sports is really annoying...& to add to it,the cross-town Mets, are 3-0...But the red sox got swept in detroit too...so we shall see...it comes down to pitching & no explanation of why it was an complete failure in tampa...
Carol, yes - what a memory you have. You might have enjoyed the "great expectations" movie. It was Miss Haversham and Pip. John had just read the book. He said the ending of the book and movie were different. It was a good movie nevertheless.
If there is anything to Karma, you should be reaping some rewards for the work you are doing Carol.
This a.m, the wind is howling as ifa freight train was rolling through...& it is going to continue all day...sunny & really windy, no rain yet, which worriesthe weather people...
Jan forgot to ask...since you have only lived in places for a short time...does that mean you have avoided the dreaded house full of stuff....I marvel at the amount ofstuff I have accumulated in this house since it was built in 1998...And Carol also mentioned that she has accumulated lots of stuff...Just thinking of cleaning it out, gives me a headache...What is it with all of us that weaccumulate so much stuff...in the end when we are gone no one reallywants our 'stuff'....
I am reading the book "Hunter Games" It is actually pretty gruesome but I cannot quit reading. Everyone who has seen the movie likes it. But do I need more gruesomeness? We just saw a guy on TV the other night who was saying that before Christianity, they used to have these "games" where they put people in a big colleseum and to survive they had to kill each other. I think the author of the Hunter Games has borrowed a concept from years ago. In HG's people can watch the killings on TV. I heard someone say years ago that there are several major plots (to stories) and they just keep being reused. If you think about the sitcoms on TV - you can see this. Most are about 3-6 young friends (Friends, Big Bang Theory) or two guys who are opposite who live together (the Odd Couple, 2 1/2 men) and a funny married couple or couple living together or a funny family (Modern Family, The Middle, etc, etc). Feel free to add other TV shows to the above.
Coreen, one of the positive things about moving often is that I have done a complete house cleaning every few years. Each of these times I have gotten rid of a bunch of stuff. The problem is that once I got moved, I accumulated a bunch more stuff. I have a difficult time getting rid of stuff unless I move. One of the things I need to clean out is books and boxes of papers left over from past tax years. That should be an easy task since one only has to keep certain records from the past 5 years. I just have to find the time to do it. A lot of the stuff I keep has more sentimental value rather than real value.
Hunger games not hunter games - although the first could be the title too.
The Feds are here this week to audit the program I work with (Early Head Start) so as you might imagine, stress is high there. I am happy I am part time. My job is very specific so I can get my work done and come home. I am very happy that I am not the director or a manager.
Carol, the nursing program had their national accreditation visit last week. They did very well and are good for another 10 years. I am on contract from the nursing program for 13 % of my work. I am so happy I am not full time there too. I work another 25% as an independent contractor at the same job.
Guys..I've been here for 34 years and haven't thrown out much. I often find a piece of paper with a number on it..that has no meaning to me. It hurts to throw that out. Then I moved to the camp and started collecting there.
I just learned something about Meyer lemons. I used to have a Meyer lemon tree that had at least 2-300 huge lemons on it. It died right after Rita. I planted another one but it's slow growing. My old one was very old. I'm watching this cooking show and the guy there said that Meyer lemons have a hint of orange. I always wondered why they had a little orange smell to them.
I finally found a red ant pile to step in. Actually it wasn't a hill of them..they musta been out scouting. I've been trying to avoid those piles all weekend. Now I'm stinging. I put some cortisone cream and Meat Tenderizer on the bites. It keeps them from forming a pustule. It works. It still takes a while to stop the stinging.
Carol, when I was a youngun and got an insect stink of any kind, my Cherokee grandmother would take some tobacco (chewing, tear up a cigarette, any kind) and spit on it - or wet it in some way and put it right on where the sting was. The pain immediately went away and often there was little or no red mark or wheal. I always keep a pack of chewing tobacco just for that purpose. Still works.
There was a question on "who wants to be a millionaire" the other day about Meyer Lemons.
I know Jan..you just like to chaw in secret huh? I'll stick with the meat tenderizer. We have dancing tonight.Suppose to meet with someone to discuss his buying our farm land in a little while. Y'all pray it goes well. That will be one worry off my plate.
Jan..I've heard of that tobacco trick and have used it in the past..distant past. Can't remember how well it worked. The old Cajuns did the same thing.
The land deal is looking good. Waiting for the contract and then have it looked over by our attorney.
That hunger games sounds like a pretty gross/violent concept. Can't get into any real violent stuff anymore..especially not for entertainment. Just worrying about those peeps who are dancing in DWTS..falling..is about as violent as I can get. SNL was making fun of the movie. If you missed it..you can catch it online. I fell asleep before it was over so I watched the end of it online.
Are those red ants around all the time or just in the spring...I thought you had stepped on them before...
Sure hope the land deal happens...that would be the bestnews for you guys...
The Hunger Games phenom is what Iasked about when it came out...Jan now that you are reading the book is the violence as graphic as has been said...that is why I hesitate to buy it...I don't need to know the gory details....Pretty sure the author lives somewhere in CT...was she a school teacher?...& the demo for marketing has been young adults/tweens/teens...go figure...it must ring a bell for them, not sure what....may tell us something about the youth of the country that they are so drawn to the books& now the 1st movie with all the hyped violence...Jan, did you go to see the movie yet?...And yes the premise is in some old movies...there was a movie, pretty sure it was The Running Man, Arnold Schwarznegger as a contestant in a televised gameshow with Richard Dawson the sadistic mc in a future society & he gets chased & hunted....don't remember much more about it...
Coreen.. did you see the answer to one of our queries on TM today?
Coreen..red ants are here year round. Some were making a pile on my steps at the camp when the water was up. I sprayed them good. If you walk in flood water they are likely to be floating on the water so you don't see them. They are vicious..hurt like hell when they bite. You feel the stinging and then look down and see them crawling on your legs. I've come up with some new dance steps after stepping in them. Had an inmate come to me recently. He was tased for some reason..I think he was being violent. When he dropped..he dropped into a pile of red ants. He was covered with those tiny pustules. Felt sorry for him. They stop burning after about 20 minutes and then later the pustule for each bite comes up. That meat tenderized trick stops that pustule. Don't know how. It has a pineapple fruit extract in it. That's what tenderizes meat.
Not sure what you mean about TM...is it Craig saying he isn't that overly ambitious to pursue a 'bigtime' media career?...or what did he say, he's lazy...then someone maybe patd put up a pic of a kidkicking back next to a river fishing....
Well..Jaleel's ex said he did hit her..and hard.
Yep. I think if Craig wanted more he could have it.
Or could have had one. I also think that sometimes people..who are gay..have a tendency not to be too aggressive in their careers. Just a thought.Remember it wasn't that popular a concept until people like Ellen came out..and then it took a while for people to accept her.
I got scared here the other night..heard some weird noices so I went to the camp and picked up my fun. I made of list of what I needed from the camp and put gun on my list. Iphone auto corrected it to fun. I guess Iphony doesn't see me as having a gun.
Someone a good while back..on TM.. told me that my gun..a 22.. wouldn't do much more than piss someone off. It has room for 11 bullets so if necessary..I'll do some pissing. I wouldn't want to kill anyone. I do use the hollow point bullets. That may make them even madder.
Let's dance. And you can watch BB Coreen. Good luck guys. We have the potion done. Did it arrive?
Who will be over-scored tonight? Let me guess.
Who has a post ready? What's the next religious holiday? That subject seems to be popular. Kidding.
Dang..I just thought about all those hummers who depend on me for a fuel stop. I'll have to remember to go to the camp tomorrow afternoon and put out my feeders. How could I have forgotten them. How much time do you have?
Sheri looked half her size. That outfit did it.
Low scores but a great look.
Katherine...another hot outfit but the dance didn't blow me away. They outdid Sheri in scores. Music didn't blow me away either.
Spanx absolutely for Sheri...She did ok...Katherine's paso was very good, even if the judges shot her down a little...I used to have a 22, but gave it tomy friend who has lots of guns, gave up my gun permit too...in CTyou must have a carry permit...pretty sure at TM it was WJ with the sarcastic comment about a 22...but I may be wrong...trust me a 22 kills too...
Sorry..but now Jaleel turns me off..I keep seeing him hit a woman.I did like their music. Can't get No Satisfaction.
WJ??It was several of the men. I guess they think that a 22 is sissified. But I am a sissy. It would at least slow them down until I could crip race away.Keep me up with the Yankee's score.
Oh Carol you are too easily led...you have no way of knowing if anything happened or not...the alleged incident was from 2 years aog, no confirmation at the time...Thought they dressed Jaleel like a pimp...I would & have worn leopard& red!!!....They danced ok as well...I guess I am not thrilled with the KISS influence...& the costuming istacky & crappy...just like kiss....
I forgot to tell y'all that I had this strapping young black man that came to see me a couple of weeks ago. He said that three women beat his ass. He looked pretty rough. I told him that I'd keep that to himself if I was him. I'd say it was a bear..even though we don't have any of them around here. Those girls can be as dangerous as bears. I was afraid to ask what he did to deserve it..but I did anyway. He threw one of the girls cell phones and broke it. Oh well.
Melissa seemed to be clumsy to me. The judges didn't seem to agree.
What's with carrie ann hair...reminds me of bride of frankenstein...wj-whiskey jack...Again Melissa was ok...did max slip at the end....so far everyone has been adequate, not outstanding...I will put up a quick post...hope it makes you chuckle...
But there's a pattern with Jaleel. He got mean with his partner who they say is very nice. No excuse for that.
Max did slip. Good Coreen. You do such good posts.
That's some spicy dark meat! Very good.
Good luck Gladys!
OK time to jump....& if I said Donald was a dark horsein this, would it be consideredracist!!!
Got my stick game up Coreen. So far..so good.
That was horrible dance music. How unfair.
Who picks that music?
No I don't think that is racist.
That music screwed them. Fire whoever picked it.
New post is up....
Again..the music was horrible for dancing.
Well..the judges hit him hard. Will they give him high scores anyway. The music didn't help.
Bruno still judges with his lower parts.
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