Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Carol's new Puppy... Too cute for words
Yorkshire Terrier No matter how many people or animals in the house, Yorkies will assert themselves, involving themselves in lots of hi-jinks that are mostly amusing and fun. This assertiveness usually comes across as self-confidence, not aggressiveness. They get along very well with other dogs and easily adapt to family life. Yorkshire Terrier Everyday life with a Yorkie Dogster

160 comments:

Chlo e said...

Thanks for sharing her with us, Carol.

Picture 3 is my favorite, but she is such a perfect pup, it doesn't really matter which pic you look at.

How's Maggie doing around her? Is she jealous or put out?

Chlo e said...

Regardless, everyone will adapt... with time.

Chlo e said...

Dogster

Can't get the link where the info. about Yorkie's came from to post, so I'm putting it here.

Half the time I feel like in the Twilight Zone when I'm on the internet. My computer and I are usually of two different minds... and it's always baffling.

Chlo e said...

Carol,

Did you ever finish seasons 1 and 2 of House of Cards?

I watched both seasons and loved that series! Cannot wait for it to go to season 3.

Carol said...

Only saw a couple of episodes of season 2 so far. Kinda forgot season 1

Carol said...

Thanks for posting the pics of little girl. Greta is coming to get her tomorrow. We will be sad but I'll get to see her often. I think Greta plans to name her Joan Jet Black. All her dogs have a color in their name.

Carol said...

Maggie responds to little girl by 1/2 the time growling ,the other Hal ignoring her. Her vote was for little girl to find a indifferent home.

jan said...

Chloe, you did a great job with the pics and post. She is such a cute little doggie.

Carol, so glad you found a good home for her. She is a sweet looking little girl.

jan said...

I had a terrible time last night. I am reading this book about a woman who fell in love with Frank Lloyd Wright and lived with him for about 5-6 years. It is sort of a cross between a novel and non-fiction but based on a true story. I was really into the book. I loved the woman, central character. Usually I stop reading about 10:30-11 pm and go to sleep. I have not been able to do that with this book. I have read until midnight some nights. Really good book. Just my kind of reading. Well, I was finishing the book last night - about 11:30 and totally shocked when she was murdered - and her 2 young children- in the book. I did not see that coming. It was like someone who was a good friend had been murdered. This was a true story. I was shaking all over. ( I get really involved in a book I like). I tried to go to sleep and could not. After about 30 minutes, I began to itch all over. I guess it was a reaction to stress. I have had that happen before with a real life event. John woke up and he rubbed my back for about 30 minutes until I calmed down. Bless his heart! I finally did go to sleep but am really tired today.

jan said...

The name of the book is "Loving Frank." I wish I had know that the book would end this way and I still would have read it but at least would have been prepared for that ending. I went online and looked up Frank Lloyd Wright and Wikopedia told confirmed this. He was truly an artist but an SOB in some ways.

Chlo e said...

I'm sorry you've had a rough couple of days, Jan. I have a physical reaction to stress too. What made your situation so tough was surely the fact that you knew it was true. You're lucky to have John to help you cope... you're lucky to have each other (all though I'm sure it is less luck, and more good decision making on both your parts).

Hope you feel better tomorrow.

Chlo e said...

You know, Carol... those are some interesting looking leaves in your picture. Much smaller than I'm used to seeing and a little different shades also.

Really pretty landscape.

Carol said...

Those are the leaver of a big, old live oak tree i juju

RebelliousRenee said...

What a cute dog. Glad it's found a home.

Jan… I read Loving Frank about 2 years ago. Excellent book, IMO. I too was shocked when Mamah and her 2 children were murdered. It's well known that Wright was a bastard.
Most of his houses are in the midwest… only a few out east. One of them is in the largest city in NH… Manchester. Because Rick and I are members of the art museum in Manchester, we can have a free tour of this house. You can only see it on certain days and you must make an appointment with the museum as they take only small groups. We haven't done it yet… maybe later this spring.

Carol said...

I rote several comments that disappeared. I also saw the puppy post, commented on it and then it disappeared later. How did that happen? Twilight zone.

Chlo e said...

Carol, Your comments are here (unless you made some that we're not seeing).

The puppy post is still here too. Are you on IPhone?

I do completely understand that Twilight zone feeling, though.

Chlo e said...

Maybe reload your computer if you're on IPad.

Glad you found a good home for your cute little puppy.

Coreen said...

No surprise that a lost pup would find it's way to your home Carol...

Good to have a happy ending for the little girl...she does look like a cutie, sounds like Maggie was not thrilled so lucky you found a new family for her...

Coreen said...

Interesting revelations about Wright...pretty sure there still is one of his homes in Fairfield County (in one of the more upscale towns closer to NYC)...

For some reason I often mixed up Frank Lloyd Wright with Stanford White another famous architect with a scandalous life...

Truth certainly can be stranger than fiction....& just goes to show that any current celebrity scandal has nothing on these old rich guys...
Murder at Madison Square Garden-Evelyn Nesbit,Stanford White & Harry Kendall Thaw made
headlines in 1906



Carol said...

Little girl is very poopy, one of the disadvantages of a new pup. Greta needs that like she needs a hole in her head. She already raising a preteen with Asberger's. She adopted him when he was just a tot .he had a history of abuse by his family. She already has 4 dogs.

It seems like many of us need some sort of challenge in our lives. .i often did. Any time my life started to settle down, I'd find a way to make it more of a challenge. Anyone else notice a similar tendency. Growth requires a certain amount ogf strain. Maybe thT is why we choose difficult patchs, to grow

jan said...

Renee and Coreen, good to hear your comments about book and FLW. I do enjoy books about strong women. My other favorite books have been bios of Georgia O'Keefe and Julia Child.

I am very interested now in seeing some of FLW's buildings/houses. He was a most interesting man and I totally agree Renee - he was a bastard. I was not as upset with him for leaving a woman he did not love any longer but rather I think he was a scoundrel and dishonest for not paying the people who worked for him and other bills - this came out in the book.

I did look him up online to learn more about him. His birthdate June 8 is same as my dad's. Interestingly my dad was a scoundrel too. Of course on a much less grand scale. Lol.

jan said...

I do recommend the book. It is well written and most interesting despite the outcome. The book is more about the woman who loved FLW and told from her perspective. The author did her research but yet she discloses it as a work of fiction. Much of the factual parts are based on letters the central character wrote to a woman-friend in Switzerland.

Chlo e said...

Any time my life started to settle down, I'd find a way to make it more of a challenge.

Maybe we just don't learn from our mistakes. One things for sure, we're getting something out of the things we choose. But for the life of me, I don't undertand what half time.

Maybe Greta saw the puppy's picture, and realized she could love her... maybe needed that in her life right now. Maybe she felt like helping you and puppy both out, and feels good when she can go good for others. Maybe she wants to make the world a better place.

All that said, it does seem that we complicate our lives. Our subconscious never give's up. Don't like it when I realize I keep making the same mistakes over and over. Don't like it when I feel driven. But can't help but think, driven we are. I guess the trick is to finally be completely, consciously, in control.

A battle between the conscious and subconscious. A power play.

... now my biggest challenge is to get off this computer for a while and stay off.

jan said...

Carol, I too find your statement about finding more challenges in your life-- most interesting. I think many of us do that when we are younger. I think I did much the same thing. However, now I prefer routine and stability. At a younger age, routine and stability were like stagnation and rot. LOL.

Carol said...

My Ipad won't powe on. I ve tried all 5the tricksv icefreaddd

Chlo e said...

Carol,

Your IPad is just dead. Maybe your charger stopped working.

If it won't take a charge, take it to the IPad store where you bought it, and tell them your problem. They can tell if it's taking a charge or not.

They won't charge you for checking, but they may need to sell you a new charging cord if yours is bad.

I'm positive that is the problem. When you first plug one in to charge, it takes a while for them to respond at all if they're really, really dead... usually just a few minutes. The phones are the same way.

Chlo e said...

Did you find a different mattress you like?

Is the puppy in her new home yet?

Please let us know how you're doing.

ps Ipad will be fine... but it's so frustrating when these things won't work.

I had to restore my computer this morning, because I wasn't getting a connection. We're constantly being bombarded by thing on the internet that affect our computers. At least IPad doesn't have as many problems as Windows does.

Anything you need, just say so.

Chlo e said...

Ask and you shall receive!

Carol said...

At least IPad doesn't have as many problems as Windows does. Mine is no

cant post any complsints about the scammets. They dissappear. Tjevhackerd sre stesling my posts.

Chlo e said...

Carol,
I betcha there's a setting problem.

I can't imagine that hacker are interested in stealing our benign post.

You might want to check out Webroot antivirus for ipod (I'll check to see if they make one). I don't have and antivirus on my ipod either, but it probably wouldn't be a bad idea. Someone must make one for it.

Hackers normally go for big groups of people. Whatever your problem is, it can undoubtedly be solved.

Do you have the problem on your AT&T internet or on your portable Wifi (Mifi)? (House or camp?). If it's AT&T, then they should be able to help you. Same with your other one.

Narrow the problem down to where to where it starts, then it can be fixed.

Chlo e said...

These problem seem insurmountable sometimes, but with help they can be solved.

Do you have a password set up on your internet? If you don't, neighbors and passer-byes can connect to the internet through your connection.

AT&T can walk you through that (if that's where the problem is).

Break it up into little, tiny parts... and you'll be able to solve the problem.

Chlo e said...

Webroot for Ipod, etc.

The Safest Way to Shop, Bank, and Browse from your Apple® Devices

Carol said...

Another comment dissapeared

Carol said...

That makes about 5now

That makes about 5 now.

My scammer doesn't want me posting comments

Carol said...

Try again

New mattress is great. It's the cloud supreme , the next to softest of the tempurmattresses.

Little girl is Doing well at Greta's. Still peeling and pooing in the house. yorkie'sare hard to potty train.

jan said...

Wonderful to hear about your mattress Carol. Love the name too.

jan said...

Wonderful to hear about your mattress Carol. Love the name too.

jan said...

Ryley goes to potty outside but I always keep puppy pad in the bathroom and that is where she goes if need be. It works fine for us. They are cheap. I get them at Walmart for $25. for 100. They last several months.

Carol said...

I have 2 questions that I would like your input on

1do any of you know anyone who had tour chase the Obamacare insurance. If so, how is it working ot?

#2. Do you agree with giving college athletes a salary?

Not necessarily good Sunday ponders but I'm curious as to what you think about the above.

jan said...

Carol, hmmmm - 2 questions.
We are on Medicare so cannot answer 1st question.

I don't know enough about the issue of college athletes to answer the 2nd question.

Personally, I think there is too much money spent on College football and basketball. The salaries they pay coaches is way too much.

jan said...

Carol, hmmmm - 2 questions.
We are on Medicare so cannot answer 1st question.

I don't know enough about the issue of college athletes to answer the 2nd question.

Personally, I think there is too much money spent on College football and basketball. The salaries they pay coaches is way too much.

jan said...

We are on another road trip. This time to Las Cruces NM. I have a meeting here tomorrow. It was a 3 hour trip and meeting is from 9-5 tomorrow. Ryley is with us too.

RebelliousRenee said...

We still have our healthcare insurance via HP until the end of the year. Don't know anyone personally who needs the exchanges from Obamacare.

Sports programs in colleges brings in BIG money… which is used to benefit programs throughout the schools. I can only imagine how high the already exorbitant tuitions would be at some places without those sports dollars pouring in. Good coaches get paid good money because the better the team, the more money the college makes.

But no… I don't think the athletes should get paid.
They are given an opportunity to become professional athletes. They are given an opportunity to get a good education cheaply. Even those that don't make the pros can have a leg up in whatever career they choose because of their reputation as a college athlete. I think they should strive to make the most of these opportunities. They are advantages that the other students don't get.





Coreen said...

Honestly, have not heard anyone
talk about getting or trying to sign up for Obamacare...

Most of my clients are insured through work or on medicare & supplemental...

Coreen said...

No strong opinion either way as to college athletes getting paid...

Since college sports is a big business & the true profit center
for many schools, it would be a more honest approach...

after all hasn't recruiting athletes been a repeated source of sanctions against schools for shall we say questionable actions...again that nasty little word 'hypocrites' comes to mind...

I'm annoyed that the NYJets
brought Vick to the team...

Chlo e said...

They found the plane!
Flight 370 'Ended' In Indian Ocean, Malaysia Says

No happy ending though.

Chlo e said...

Carol,

Got some Fexofenadine (generic Allegra) over the counter at Walmart.

It works (for me)! First antihistamine that's 'ever' done me a bit of good. My allergies seem to be somewhat under control for the first time ever.

Chlo e said...

Have you tried it, Carol.

How are things going...

Chlo e said...
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Chlo e said...

This Deepak Chopra sitDeepak Chopra
... the page I'm linking is only one of many. I've barely touched the surface, so far.

I think what he calls Consciousness is probably the same as Mindfulness, Jan. Haven't had time to read much on the site yet, but I did order one of his DVD's recently, to listen to in the car. I've always enjoyed his teachings.

Chlo e said...

Had to delete my double entry...noticed that's been happening more.

RebelliousRenee said...

Coreen….
my opinion on paying college athletes isn't strong either. I don't watch college sports…. I have absolutely no interest in starting. If colleges decide to do it… no skin off my nose. :)

Jan… enjoy Las Cruces… haven't been to the southern part of your state yet… hope to someday.

Coreen said...

Renee, the snow is just about gone here!...finally was able to
take the Christmas decorations off the driveway poles...now only have to see if the next storm is really passing out to sea & only may get an 1"...

jan said...

We are home. It was a quick trip to Las Cruces. Have you all heard of a little town called Truth or Consequences NM. Funny thing is it was originally named Hot Springs. They changed the name because of the show T or C. We drove through the little town on the way home - looking for something to eat. Very interesting little buildings in the downtown area. Should have taken some pictures. Apparently there are some hot springs there. There is another town and lake where people go for boating and camping called Elephant Butte. We are going back to explore this area sometime. Again, not much green - mostly brown.

jan said...

Chloe, I will have to see what Deepok Chopra says about consciousness.

jan said...

Chloe, I will have to see what Deepok Chopra says about consciousness.

jan said...

Rats, I keep doing the double entry thing. Sorry.

jan said...

I suppose you all know about the oil spill on the gulf. John's brother and his 2 married daughters and his grandchildren, (and his ex wife and her husband) were going on a cruise, leaving from Galveston yesterday. They won't be going. The cruise line is returning their money.

jan said...

Chloe, have not heard about the Malaysian flight yet. I have been in a meeting all day. Nothing worse than sitting in a meeting 8 hrs and then sitting in a car another 3 1/2 hrs. So glad to be home.

RebelliousRenee said...

Coreen… we too are suppose to get only an inch of snow out of the storm tomorrow. Cape Cod is expecting a foot. Glad it's them…. I love snow in winter… but once it's spring I want to see bare ground, budding trees, flowers sprouting, and hear the mating calls of birds.

Jan… that oil spill sounds ghastly.

Chloe… you must be hearing about the spill on your local news stations. Galveston has a huge bird sanctuary. I hate hearing about these types of things as so many species of birds are now in a population decline.

Chlo e said...

Hi, Jan.

The article yesterday was all I had... here's what I've read this morning: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: China demands satellite data used to conclude Boeing 777 crashed into ocean.

Chlo e said...

... lost that link above (it's been one of those days)

Will try again: China demands satellite data Malaysia used to conclude jetliner had crashed in Indian Ocean

Chlo e said...

Renee,

It's actually painful for me to even think about the damage the latest spill (all of them, for that matter) is doing to those birds. The destruction of wildlife, because of the oil industry, is so unforgivable and unnecessary.

What they've done to the gulf is disgusting. It's not someplace anyone even wants to visit.

I don't follow local news specifically (never watch news on TV), but here's coverage by Audubon. Large Oil Spill in Galveston Bay Threatens Tens of Thousands of Birds

... a disaster.

Chlo e said...

Glad to hear you're back home, Jan, safe and sound. Bet you and John are happy about it too. :)

I, for one, have never heard of Truth or Consequences NM. A new one on me.

Chlo e said...

Carol,

Hope you're doing well. Would love to hear how your doing (I bet everyone here would like to hear from you).

Chlo e said...

... are you sleeping well on your new, softer mattress?

Firm mattresses aren't for everyone

Chlo e said...

Just sitting down to lunch, was going to read that airliner article and found that link doesn't work now either (tried it before and it was fine).

Here's another: "What up until now has been a search, moves into a recovery and investigation phase"

Chlo e said...

Jan,
I accidentally pulled up an old post from here (2011), because somehow it got linked into my old bookmarks. I was so pleased, as the pictures and blogs you posted are wonderful.

Thought you might want to take a look back... http://ct-carolssouthernspice.blogspot.de/2011/03/week-in-picures.html#comments
Sunday, March 6, 2011
A week in picures

Chlo e said...

Carol,

I found a couple of movies mentioned on that thread: Just Give, and another, Junebug.

Going to go check them out (don't remember them at all).

Chlo e said...

Whoa... sorry.
I really 'am' a blog hog.
Outta here!

jan said...

Chloe, I looked back at those pictures. Wow. That was 3 years ago. How time flies. Thanks for posting the link.

Carol, where are you? I want to hear if you still like your new mattress.

Renee, I love it - your description of the sights and sounds of spring. Me too.

John's brother and other family members are on the cruise after all. The cruise line is giving them the cruise free and $25% of their money back. They have been on the ship since Sunday and just took off to Cozumel.

Carol said...

All of the sudden my aol email won't acct the password I've had for a kazillion years. I'm tired of this BS.

Yes Jsn, I still like my new mattress.

jan said...

Carol, I asked the wrong question. I just want to hear from you. What is happening in your life.

Chlo e said...

All the things that go wrong on these computers usually have some logical (although unknown to us) reason, Carol.

Are you sure your cap lock isn't on when you type the password... things like that.

If you try a password too many times, then they lock you out. You can then simply change it by clicking on 'change password' (on most sites).

Why not take your computer/phone to a professional, so they can check it out to see if it's running correctly. If there is a virus, they can find it. If not, they can most likely solve all (most of) your problems for you.

These computers can really confuse us, but when that happens it's best to step back and then tackle it one thing at a time. However, there may be times we need that professional to look at it.

One thing I have to do to mine sometimes is to restore it to an earlier time. That sometimes solves the problems I may have.

Passwords are so infuriating, but you can always change it. Don't let it get you down.

Chlo e said...

Actually, it's not 'change password' you click on (unless you know the old one)...

... Forgot my password. Then they email or text a new temporary password to you, which you can immediately sign in with.

Once you get into your account, you can change it to a password you want. Just make sure you write down the temporary password, as you will need to use it to change to the new password you want.

Coreen said...

Computers...always a mystery...I have a list of passwords stored, since more often then not sites refuse to recognize them...I really hate the ones that you need to put letters, symbols, numbers or whatever to make a totally impossible to remember
password!...& it seems that every site needs a password just to act within it...

And as far as problems, just this
week my work computer refused to
recognize the scanner I use to
send documents, mind you the scanner has been the same one for 3 years on this computer...& if a backup that I found at home won't adapt I will have to get a new version, which may or may not prove compatible to the windows system on the computer!...we shall see later...& oh every few days I have to enter the password
to post here too..

Coreen said...

In the hopes that everyone makes it back here to 'talk', saw some interesting articles in this weeks NYT...

You be the judge...& while on its face it would seem an easy decision, there are many consequences of what is ultimately decided...

Same sex couple for 58 years, spouse fighting for social security benefits

Coreen said...

Not sure how familiar any of you are with Jewish religion, but this is another of those religious v. civil dilemmas that negatively impact women...

And without a doubt this guy is a first class schmuck!...Carol you may recall when I first introduced you to that Yiddish term...
Unwilling to allow his wife a divorce, he marries another

Coreen said...

And this may be a bit more interesting to Renee...

Renee, my frame of reference for this is obviously the Yankees announcers, both TV & radio, & have to say it would be a tough call for me to want to see either of them not be a part of Yankee tradition...even more if they were past players, for instance like 'Scooter'...

I think maybe because NYT may still have an interest in the Boston globe this wound up in this weeks NYT...
Case
spurs fan debate over Boston announcer


Coreen said...

And this decision from CT Supreme Court may lead to one of the very few times I find myself in agreement with our Governor...

In a case where a child was bitten by a horse at a farm, the CT courts have found that the horse was a 'vicious' animal & upheld the verdict awarding damages to the family...

There is a pending bill before our legislature to address this
issue, which the gov. says he will sign, hopefully the legislature will pass this now...

Scuppy the horse was vicious

Chlo e said...

Horses are dangerous animals (any animal that large and heavy is unpredictable).

Vicious and mean, no... not usually. Malleable, very. They're often mistreated, probably because of that malleability.

They're easily spooked. They have three choices on how to react. The first is to run away. Since they're often tied down, their only other choices are to bite or to kick.

No one should be around a horse unless they completely understand how to keep themselves safe from one.

The owner probably should be liable for allowing an inexperienced person within reach.

I don't think 'viciousness' is the right term though. But I guess it worked within the law, to accomplish what the judge wanted to accomplish.

Just so they don't harm the horse for doing what horses do.

Chlo e said...

Hi, Coreen.

I for one very much appreciate what the effort you're putting into Carol's site.

I've thought about it, and realize that nothing's going to work unless 'we all' put some effort into it, but I'm not sure that's going to happen.

I know one thing... I'm not going to continue talking to myself. I'm can do that in front of a mirror.

RebelliousRenee said...

Coreen… that story about Jerry Remy and his son Jared is all over the news here. It's a huge topic on the local sports radio stations (which I've taken to listening to a couple hrs a day). Jerry is a long time Red Sox color man on tv. The consensus on radio is that he should walk away from broadcasting. But it's actually a minority of fans that listen to that stuff. I'd bet good money that the majority of fans are glad he's back and look forward to seeing and hearing him when the regular season starts….. OMG!… that's only 4 days away…. YES!

For myself… he can stay or go… since he's under contract for 4 more yrs and it was his son, not him that murdered anyone… the choice (even legally) is his. But if he goes, I will miss him and wish him well.

RebelliousRenee said...

Chloe… I learnt a long time ago that horses are so nervous and jittery because in the wild they are prey animals.

As for this site… I'm beginning to lose my interest in blogging. You may have noticed I've slowed way down on my commenting over on TrailMix too.

I don't comment on all the talk about electronics or the psychology stuff because I have no interest in either subject. But I do read every post.

jan said...

I too have been concerned that interest in the Swamp is waning. Coreen, thank you for these links and the attempt to get us all conversing again here. I will read what you have linked and get back here too.

Chloe, I have felt the same way lately that I am talking to myself. I should probably work on my ability to link on here.

Renee, I too read all comments although I have little interest in some of topics.

jan said...

I believe any animal has the potential to act viciously.

My 21 y/o granddaughter works with a horse rescue group in AR. She dearly loves those horses. When visiting her recently she took me to the farm where the rescued horses live. She approaches them so gently. She asked me to stay back since the horses do not know me. I think there are so many keys here when it comes to any animal.

Young children are not good when it comes to animals. They tend to react to animals in ways that might be construed by the animal as aggressive. Parents and others who work with animals should know that and be ever mindful when introducing young children to animals.

jan said...

I just finished reading the book "Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd. Anyone read this book.

RebelliousRenee said...

Jan… I have not read the book you mentioned. I just finished Donna Tartt's new 771 page tome, The Goldfinch. I highly recommend it.

jan said...

Renee, I am always looking for good new books to read. I will check out the Goldfinch. Did you like it?

I recommend "invention of Wings. Very much worth the read. I had a hard time putting it down.

jan said...

Ok, so you said you recommend the Goldfinch. Enough said. I will get it. Thanks.

jan said...

Invention of Wings is a novel based on true life accounts of Sarah, one of the 2 main characters. There is a lot of info on her at the end of the book. I won't give anything else away.

jan said...

I also ordered another book by the author of Loving Frank. I like her writing style. Have not started it yet. I need a little time between books to process what I just read.

jan said...

After I read a good book, I like some other kind of reading so I catch up on some of my magazines.

Chlo e said...

Young children are not good when it comes to animals. They tend to react to animals in ways that might be construed by the animal as aggressive.

You are 'so' right, Jan. Help, young children are even scarey to me sometimes!

If you want the instructions to linking, they're here: How to Post Links in Blogger Comments

But why not just copy and paste the URL (address bar) and we can copy and paste it onto our computer, if you want to link something. Either way works fine.

Chlo e said...

Renee and Jan,

You both read the best books. I've done so little reading since Emma was born, and I've always loved reading so much. When I'm ready to get going again, I need to come to you both.

Chlo e said...

The Goldfinch

Renee,
I just ordered it too.

It also comes on Kindle, Coreen.

Chlo e said...

I guess you guys know that you can even sample the books on Amazon. Love that site.

Carol said...

Greta has little girL and she is doing well over there she's accutey ,little girl is..

Carol said...

Greta has little girL and she is doing well over there she's accutey ,little girl is..

jan said...

Carol, good to hear that little girl is doing well and has found a happy home.

Carol said...

What is the status players doing the end zone boogie after a touchdown? It's my favorite part of a touchdown and I will miss seeing it

Coreen said...

It's a gloomy Saturday morning, but thankfully, just expecting a rainy day...looks like snow is real done, finally...

Add this to the list of things that make me shake my head & roll my eyes..

Did anyone notice the comments by one of the Hollywood celebrity gang, Gywneth Paltrow, who in whining about her 'difficult life' & upcoming divorce (though in her world that would be a 'conscious uncoupling') with an estimated $150 million in assets to be split up) who says her life is more difficult than oh say those regular 9 to 5 working moms...

Could there be an any more clueless, condescending, oblivious individual...Will these celebrity twits ever learn....Just Shut Up!...
<a
href="http://nypost.com/2014/03/27/a-working-moms-open-letter-to-gwyneth-paltrow/'>A working mom's open letter to Gwyneth Paltrow</a>

Coreen said...

Let's try that link again:
A working mom's open letter to Gwyneth paltrow

Chlo e said...

Could there be an any more clueless, condescending, oblivious individual...Will these celebrity twits ever learn....Just Shut Up!...

LOL, Coreen!!
Tell me about it! Last I heard, her best friend was Madonna. Can't you just hear it, those two sharing with each other how difficult their lives are.

If I remember correctly, though, Madonna is self made, but Gwyneth was born into the lap of luxury. That's all she knows.

Oh, well, as Jack (TM) always says... perception is reality. And actors are all about drama and being the center of attention, so what else can you expect.

Thanks for linking the article, Coreen.

Chlo e said...

Weather's improved here too. Yesterday was 87 degree's. This morning it's 60 and overcast (a rain came through quickly last night).

The tree's are mostly bloomed and I am so happy for all the green. Again, I LOVE Spring!

... hope everyone else is enjoying it too.

Chlo e said...

Carol,

Wish I could answer your question, but as you know, I know zero, zip, nil about sports.

Hope you all have a great day!

Chlo e said...

Oh, and Carol.

If you or Greta can email a pic of that cute little girl Greta adopted, we could put her at the top of the post, along with a post about her accomplishments.

... just a thought. (?)

RebelliousRenee said...

Spring has finally sprung here in NH as well. We've turned off the heat and opened up some windows just a crack to let in some fresh air.

Hope you guys really like The Goldfinch… it's not a happy story, but I had hard time putting the book down.

Carol said...

Jan, the nFL wants to stop the football players from doing the little ass shaking boogie they do in the end zone after they make a touch down, They want to take the fun outta football for us women's.

RebelliousRenee said...

Spent the day yesterday with family. It would have been Rick's mom's 85th birthday. Several of my nieces came up with their kids to see grandpa (Rick's father). We ended the day by going out to one of Rick's parents favorite restaurants. It felt good celebrating as a family even though my mother in law wasn't with us.

RebelliousRenee said...

Carol…
haven't heard anything about the NFL taking the boogie dancing out. I do know they will now penalize a team for dunking the ball over the goalposts after a touchdown.

Carol said...

Chloe, I tried to get a new pic of little girl yesterday but she wouldn't hold still.

Coreen said...

Not quite ready to shut the heat, but there is a marked difference in the feel outside...

Renee, I did buy the "Wicked" ebundle of the 3 books in the collection...Now the trick will be to read them and then go see the play...

Coreen said...

If anyone is still interested in the PBS dramas, looks like another popular UK series starts in 3rd season this week, it centers on the lives of several midwives in the 1950s...
PBS hopes 'Call the Midwife' follows 'abbey' success

Carol said...

I bought a yard leaf sweeper yesterday. Problem is that there are a hundred pieces that need to be put together. If you look at the doggie pics, yo will see why I need a leaf sweeper. Roomie is good at house work but she said yard work is out of her expertise. I usually have that in my expertise but I have too many unhealed injuries.


Had roomie bring me to the casino last night. She doesn't gamble but she brought me luck. I won about 400 bucks and gave her 100 for the luck and for being a good sport to bring me. I hadn't been since before my stroke. I had won then but someone who worked at the hospital cleaned out all my money while I was having a ct scan. Pissed me off.

Carol said...

coreen, sounds like a series jan would like.

Carol said...

Chloe, you got mail. Greta sent me a new pic and I forwarded to you

jan said...

I am looking forward to the 3rd season of Call the Midwife. I saw the 1st season. Missed the 2nd season. I thought they were reruns so didn't watch. I think it is good even if you are not interested in nursing or midwifery. The time period is after WWII.

jan said...

Carol, congrats on the casino win. We have so many casinos here. Never been. John keeps wanting to go try their restaurants.

jan said...

We have a huge yard and have hired a landscaper to redo it. It is costing us a bunch, but I think it will be worth it. We are doing xeriscape - no lawn, some rock, some additional patio area and lots of new southwestern plants and trees that require little water.

I am going to take before and after pictures. This is the back yard. We had the front done several years ago but going to do a little more on it too.

jan said...

Coreen/Renee, what is the Wicked series? I have looked but cannot find it in comments.

jan said...

Carol, I don't watch much football but I too enjoy the little shows the players do when they make a touchdown. Why would anyone want to take away that entertainment???

jan said...

Renee, I bought the Goldfinch too. I have not started it yet. Most books I read any more are sad. Once in a while I like a John Grisham novel or one like his because they are not so sad, just fun.

jan said...

Renee, sounds like a good day with family.

jan said...

A good friend from Santa Fe visited me Thurs night and friday. She spent the night. We taught at the Univ together and have remained friends. She is probably the only girl friend I have here in NM. We do not see each other often because she does live in SF. It was fun to catch up.

I am battling another cold. My sore throat began thurs evening so I hope friend does not get this. It is a little better today but have had 2 rough nights. Thurs nite was awful sore throat and last night was very runny and sore nose. I am taking tylenol, ibuprofen and some homeopathic stuff I found. I drink fluids constantly. Warm fluids are doing the most good.

Carol, I keep vaseline on my nose, eyes and lips all the time. It does help.

Coreen said...

Winning at a casino, not bad Carol...when you go do you ever
see the shows...at the 2 indian
casino's in CT they do have some good entertainment, but the arenas are pretty big & as far as
I'm concerned too big to really enjoy it...have not been there in
several years...

Coreen said...

Jan, Wicked Collection is a series of 4 books surrounding the wizard of oz story that the musical is based on...In a conversation recently with Renee, I told her I read fiction, romance, fantasy, mysteries nothing that is sad, heavy or with a moral..& liked some of those about witches, demons, vamps, she mentioned she enjoyed the Wicked series...
& we both would like to see the musical, Wicked...I for one have no excuse other than laziness for not getting my act together & just going to NYC to see it & a couple of others...its about an 1-1/2 hour drive with traffic all the way to Manhattan...

Coreen said...

Do you like Nora Roberts?

Just added the 2nd in a Nora Roberts trilogy that just came out this week "Shadow Spell"...the first was "Dark Witch"...about a woman
who goes back to Ireland searching for her roots & meets her cousins & together they battle an ancient evil...easy reading, entertaining...no
morals, no deep thinking, don't want to be depressed...why bother reading just to feel bad, but hey that's just me...

Coreen said...

Another recent easy & enjoyable read...

"the Gods of Guilt" another of Michael Connelly's Lincoln Lawyer series..one of Mickey Heller's former clients is murdered & he feels guilty about it...enough said...quick moving, easy read, & foremost entertaining...

jan said...

Coreen, thanks for the the book tips. I am looking for some books that are fun and not so heavy for in between the ones that are sad. Balance is the key.

The Invention of Wings was excellent but very heavy and at times so sad and intense - the treatment of the slaves - that I had to put it down every so often.

jan said...

I did read the Shades of Grey trilogy and thoroughly enjoyed it - I saw it mostly as fantasy.

Carol said...

No Coren, I don't go to see any sows at the casino

Chlo e said...

... glad you 'and roomie' hit the jackpot, Carol! An omen? (a good one, at that. Everything is an omen to me... as long as it's good.) Good times are coming!

Maybe you should get some bids on having someone come in to do yard work once a week (or every 2). Some of them are pretty cheap, especially if you can find a kid in the neighborhood that wants to make a little extra money.

You need to concentrate on healing.

Chlo e said...

I'm with you on the shows at Casinos, Carol. When we used to go to Vegas a lot (it was a short, easy flight from S.C.), we went to some shows, but there were very few I really enjoyed.

Never made as big a win as you did either, but didn't lose much either (not much of a gambler).

Mainly liked Vegas for the luxury. Way back then you could get a lot for so little.

It's changed,from what I understand.

Chlo e said...

Jan,

That 'Xeriscape' sounds perfect and I imagine the upkeep will be a lot easier too. Looking forward to seeing the pictures.

It's always good to landscape close the the natural environment you live in. The dessert is so beautiful (especially N.M.) and why not work with it.

Please keep us informed!

Chlo e said...

Jan, You lived in the climate we live in here, so you'll know what I mean when I say we enjoy our landscape mostly looking out a window from the temperature controlled environment of the indoors.

That's why I like wall to wall windows. I can sit inside, and have the feel of being outside. As well as hearing all the irresistible sounds of the outdoors. The birds and any other wildlife.

It's so important to make the most of what we've got. This morning, once again I was pondering how important it is to feel gratitude for whatever it is we have. I think gratitude is the secret to happiness.

... I guess the other side of that is that 'discontent' may be signally us that we need to change something.

Chlo e said...

Thanks, Coreen, for all the great recommendations you've made. My book arrived and I plan on order the other one you mentioned too, The Gods of Guilt.

... also going to check out 'Call the Midwife'.

The hardest part is always 'finding' good books and series. I appreciate any help I can get.

Carol said...

Wherever this thing resides.,I http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=pic%20of%20long%20snake%20on%20the%20side%20of%20the%20road&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CAsQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fhypervocal.com%2Fnews%2F2011%2Fso-the-20-foot-long-morganza-snake-photo-is-real-but-the-story-is-not%2F&ei=USw4U77BL8bfsASp04GgDQ&usg=AFQjCNF5XdAi076T1cmMVzIKHD2okdD7zg

RebelliousRenee said...

Jan… as Coreen said, we were talking on the phone a few weeks ago and talking about the types of books we both like. We do share some likes, but mostly have different tastes. I have a degree in English and I really LOVE literature. I'm not into what I call "chick lit. light". All reading for me is fun... even if it is a heavy and serious book. I do occasionally read what is called "just for fun", but it must be at least moderately well written… if not I give the damn thing away. You can call me a book snob if you like… as Coreen says… hey that's just me! :)

The Wicked series is by Gregory Maguire. I've read the first 2 books. I do have the last 2, but haven't gotten to them yet. They are fun and well written, IMO.

RebelliousRenee said...

Chloe…
Rick and I went to Vegas for my 50th birthday (I will hit my 60th this year). We tried the slot machines and got bored… it was just not for us. I have friends that love it though. I say if you love it… go for it.

We went to 3 shows… Blue Man Group, one of the Cirque du Soleils, and Mama Mia…. loved all of them! We keep saying if we ever go back to Vegas it will be only for the shows.

RebelliousRenee said...

Jan… I hope you feel better soon. I know there is a push for people living in the desert to do natural landscaping that requires little water. Considering the water problems out there, IMO that's good thing.
I look forward to seeing the pictures.

Chlo e said...

Oh, lordy, Carol. That snake is ridiculously long. It's obviously had way too long a life.

Renee, good to hear from you this morning. I wasn't surprised to hear you have a degree in English. May I say I've enjoyed every book you've ever mentioned to me (except here lately, since I'm way behind...and probably will be for a while longer).

I've been horrible at organizing my time (I'd say 'trying' to organize it, but haven't put enough effort into it to call it trying).

I have some serious soul searching to do. Ha... I just haven't had to time for it in a long while.

Chlo e said...

I missed somewhere along the line that you weren't feeling well, Jan. Sorry about that.

Chlo e said...

... know they have some wonderful shows in Vegas, Renee. I've just never been as much into live entertainment as I am into the big screen (which now takes in my huge TV too!). I guess that because I live close to Hollywood so long. :))

Been to lot of plays, etc. but still enjoy the big screen more. I have no culture!

Come to think of it, just the fact that I'm choosing to communicate on a blog, shows that I prefer to be one removed. Maybe I just like the control it gives me.

Did I ever mention I prefer photography over actual art. See, I told ya... no culture.

(although photography is an art)

Chlo e said...

Have a good day, all!

Chlo e said...

Oh, Carol. I just checked and still haven't gotten your email. I sent you one saying so (and will again, just in case).


Do I have your correct email cithorn7772 and now at GMail (I know you used to have a different one).
Check to see if you have mine chloe@doubt.com

Chlo e said...

Oops, I just received the pic on my phone, but I'm not sure I can get it from there to my computer.

I couldn't even email it to myself last time, and my phone doesn't seem to want to connect to my computer. Not sure whether the problem is my computer or phone, but all the same... there's a problem.

jan said...

Renee, I too love good literature. My son's wife has multiple sclerosis and has been wheelchair bound for 12 plus years is getting her masters in literature - all on line. I don't remember what university it is. This program has changed her mental attitude 100%. She has taken about 8 of her courses. She takes one at a time and they last about 8-9 weeks. She and I have always had the same taste in books. She has recommended The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. That is the next one I am ordering. One of her courses was creative writing and since that course she has decided to write a book about her experience living with multiple sclerosis. My son (her husband) is finishing course work for his doctorate in higher education. I think its an EdD. They have their living room set up with wall to wall desks on 2 walls and 3 computers for all of their school work.

jan said...

I have been to Vegas for 2 conferences on young children. I don't care for either gambling or the bright lights. Have not been to a show either - they are so expensive and I too would rather watch the big screen.

jan said...

Thanks Chloe, am feeling a little better today. Most of throat pain about gone and nose no longer runny. I do have some pain in bronchi when I cough. that worries me because it feels like I may have some secondary (bacterial) infection now. Hope not! So hard to get antibiotics. If it goes on for longer than a week, I will go to urgent care.

jan said...

Renee, John and I do try to conserve water. We have only plants that are native to this part of the country now. We only wash cars when we take a trip. Some of the Navajos and other Native peoples here do not have running water. When I go to the laundromat on Sundays I often see Native peoples there. I am going to look for some large barrels to collect water. We can connect hoses to them and then use them for watering plants after rainfall.

jan said...

Tried to find snake. could not find.

Carol said...

Jan Google Lin smKe on sideof the rpD or put the ling I listed for the snake.its ab20 for long snake nature of austrI
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Chlo e said...

20-Foot-Long “Morganza Snake”

Hopefully that link works... just in case Jan didn't get to it.

Chlo e said...

I haven't check my email, or anything else, for that matter, this morning. My hands are full until Emma is on her way to school, unless I get up way before her (which I didn't).

If I didn't get that email, how about asking Greta to send that pic directly to my email, Carol?

Regardless, good to hear that she loves her so much and that she is happily settled into a loving home.

One more thing you done well, for the world, Carol. You and Greta, both.

Chlo e said...

... I seem incapable of adding the end syllable to my words when I'm typing. As usual, please do so for me.

It tells you so much about my personality. Always in a hurry and unfortunately, one step ahead of where I should be. That often makes me feel 'off sync' from everyone else.

Off to check out Yahoo, etc., to see what's going on in the world.

Chlo e said...

One last thing, Carol.

Did you every continue watching 'White Collar'?

I finished seasons 1-4 (which were free), and just bought season 5 (which is the last season) for only $21 on Amazon.

I really hate to finish it. I always feel like I've lost my best friends when I end a series. That's what happens when you watch so many in a row... they become a part of you for a short time.

Chlo e said...

... or vice-versa

Carol said...

Jan,they tried to say that snake was seen in Louisiana. If we had that snake in this state, they wouldn't have me here. I'd be gone with the wind.

Carol said...

Where are you Coreen?? I see that your Yanks will be on the MLBN tonight. Il check them ou. They ought to take the Astros tonight. Unless the Astros found a miracle .