Thursday, June 12, 2014

Carol and Jan in Colorado

We just returned from our reunion in Durango.  It was wonderful to spend time with Carol and her friends from LA,  Greta, Karen & Shay.  John is enchanted with Carol. She told some stories of her NP experiences and I think he almost peed himself from laughing.  Carol and I had a lovely day on the train. Carol may tell it differently. I will let her tell her side.  Here are some pictures.






120 comments:

Carol said...

I pee myself frequently but I don't have to laugh to do it. Tell john I have mor stories for when he come to visit us. We did all have a good time. We are at Greta's relatives house right now. I didn't get to go to the wildlife park. We will tomorrow. shay zip lined but had to cut it short because he got to feeling bad. Or maybe scared. He denied the latter.

Carol said...

Thanks Jan for putting up the post.

jan said...

These are all Carol's pictures. Thanks to Karen for sending them from Carol's ipad to my e-mail address. Carol has a bunch more. Maybe Karen can send more and I will post.

Carol and I are both tech challenged. I have figured out some stuff but wish I had a "Karen" to help me figure tech stuff out.

Love Greta & Karen. Great people and Carol's good friends. Shay is a great kid. Wish I had seen more of him. He is a teen and needed his sleep.

It was so amazing that we all just clicked together. John too feels he has known all 3 women for years.

On the way home to ABQ, John and I agreed it was a great trip and we both made some lovely new friends.



jan said...

Renee, your trip sounds heavenly. I especially love walking on the beach too - and good chocolate.

jan said...

Chloe, sounds like you have school worked out for little Emma. I agree about the school bus.

jan said...

Chloe, can I get DVDs of the new show {Orange is black) at Amazon?

jan said...

Coreen, hope to hear from you.

jan said...

Ok, guess I better unpack and get the house in order. I am having family Sun to our house for dinner. So must have house fairly clean and in some order. I admit to all that my house is not orderly. Well, it is to me, (cuz I know where everything is), but not to most other people.

Carol said...

The altitude is kicking my butt. I can't keep my eyes open. Getting ready to drink some coffee. Hope that helps.

RebelliousRenee said...

Thanks for the pictures Jan…
you and Carol both look great.

I'm not the best housekeeper either. Heck… who wants to pick stuff up when my weaving is calling to me… :)

Carol… the altitude can get to me when we are in big mountain country…. and I live in higher altitude than you do. I find keeping hydrated helps.

Coreen said...

Hey guys looks like the road trip
allowed you to pick up where you left off years ago...& sounds like everyone enjoyed, so it was time well spent...the backdrop of
your visit is pretty impressive as well...

Carol said...

I notice tht m not much tall hnjn is nome I gs my Compton frctu knockd inch off m highth.

I asked God to help me quit smoking and she has done everything she can. First she hid my cigs and lighter now she has taken away my oxygen. That is working.

Renee, it's hard to hydrate when you can't breath. Oxygen is higher on Maslows hear hey of needs than water and food. I can't wait to get back to our sub- altitude level.

Chlo e said...

Greetings from the sub- altitude level. :).

(... that may be another reason the dry air in the Ca. desert made it harder for me to breath. It was a relatively high altitude.)

Great pictures, Jan! What a great and fun opportunity for old friends to be able to meet up after all these years. Hope we hear more about it as time goes by.

Love you both.

Chlo e said...

Jan, I'm going to list the link to the 'Orange is the New Black' DVD, available on Amazon.

It is produced by Netflix though, and if you want to learn something new, you start taking advantage of streaming. No need to rent DVDs once you got that down, if you so desired.

I'm afraid the comment will be to long and it will be rejected, so I'll do the linking on a separate comment.

I'm going to link Amazon for the DVD, and also for the 'Amazon Fire TV' streaming device they sell. I've go a ROKU (which is similar) but am going to put it in another room soon and get the 'Fire' because it looks like a better device.

These things are much easier to use than they look. And I think you already have Amazon Prime, so there are also MANY things there you can also stream with the FIRE device, both there and Netlix (etc.).

Chlo e said...

Here's the links, but don't forget you don't need a device if you'd rather go to Amazon or Netflix and just stream them directly onto you computer. The device is just to get them over to your TV. (... if you don't have wireless, you'd need a HDMI cable to connect your computer to your TV).

Orange Is the New Black: Season 1 DVD... Amazon

Amazon Fire TV Streaming 1080p media player with voice search, Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video

orange is the new black season 1... Netflix ... since it's produced by Netflix, is free to stream there.



Chlo e said...

Another really good series produced at Netflix, which you can download on your computer, without a downloading device for your TV adaption.

There is a $7.95 a month charge at Netlix (which can be cancelled at any time... no contract). Well worth every penny, if you use it.

House of Cards... Netflix

... (there I go sounding like a salesman again. It's not intentional, just that when I like something it's hard to hide my enthusiasm for it.)

Anyway, all the choices are there (at least the ones I can think of off the top of my head. I'm sure there are more though... love this new electronic world)

jan said...

Chloe, thanks for all the info and links. I will let you know how it comes out.

We are all recuperating from the trip (John, Ryley and I). The altitude got to all 3 of us. I managed to get stuff put away yesterday. The temps during the day in Durango were in 80's- warmer than I expected. The temps here in ABQ are in 90's. I prefer cooler weather. I actually like winter here.

Carol said...

We got to stop and have ouch at a Mexican restaurant with Jan and John. Just can't get enough of them. We even got to see terry., jan's middle son. And my nephew, so to can't wait until they come visit us at te treehouse.


We are going thru bad weather in North Texas.

jan said...

Carol, we saw on weather earlier there was bad weather in area you are traveling. Prayers for you guys to have safe trip home.

So happy you stopped in Albuq to have lunch with us. We love you. See if you can send me the pic of all of us outside the restaurant. The one on John's phone is a movie. LOL Maybe Karen can send it to me. She has my email address. Please Karen! Love you all. I miss you.

jan said...

Carol telephoned me about 2 hours ago. They were heading down the road again toward home. Safe trip you all.

Carol said...

Thanks Jan. We still have 5 hours left to go and my body is over this Can't hang much longer.

jan said...

Carol, Hang in there a little longer.

Chlo e said...

Carol, Hope we hear soon that you're home safe and sound.

Thanks for the updates, Jan.

Carol said...

Was there my iportnt news I missed while on vacation? we MOSTLY WACHED NGeo. We AR comparable in THATCHERISM we all liked to watch the National geographic ORDER discovery crime drama. Probbly not good since we could have missed an. Important news story. I can usually catch up on ??Huff Post BUt didn't check in IN THERE EITHER I guss it was a vacation from reality also






Chlo e said...

You can stay on that same vacation from reality at home too, Carol.

It may take a little behavioral modification, but it's doable, if that's what you want.

Chlo e said...

... welcome home.

Chlo e said...

How's Maggie?

Carol said...

Maggie is great. She really bonded with Lisa.

Carol said...

Yesterday, my pool man finally uncover my pool. I told Lias that I was wondering if th e diols were used to walking across the pool cover and now that it was off would they fall in and drown? This morning I was watching one Dillon sprint from the back of the yard, headed for the pool so I watched to see what would happen. It sprinted right up to the pool, stopped and looked. It was aware of the pool edge. It stopped, looked in and just seemed to dive in on purpose. I grabbed a net for a Dillon rescue. It swam around the pool edge, found the steps and climbed right out. Looked like it has already learned the skill. I was thankful because I didn't want a dead Dillon in the pool even though I wouldn't have missed the little fellow.

Carol said...

jan, I've felt like crap since I got home. Still short of breath and aching all over like I have a virus of some kind. Third also. I think it could be car jag, like a jet lag.

Can't wait until the pool is raady to use. I think that would help me work out the soreness. Lisa is amazed at how big the pool is. I guess she couldn't tell with the cover on. I thought it looked bigger with the cover on. I guess not.

How are the rest of you guys doing?

I missed the Hillary special last night. I wanted to see it. Georgia, Tw. Tried to call to remind me but I never heard my phone ring.

Chlo e said...

Carol,
I missed something along the way. Who is Dillon?

... whoever he is, I am glad he is smart and can swim. I've always admired how much you care.

Think you're right about the jet lag, and that you're in a state of exhaustion. Lots of rest is probably all that will help. That was quite a trip for someone who's been through what you've been through in the last year.

Take a pic of your pool once it's up and running. Good for the body and the soul.

jan said...

I don't know who dillon is either.

We too are very tired from trip. Ryley had some altitude sickness, we think. John and I are dragging around.

jan said...

I don't know who dillon is either.

We too are very tired from trip. Ryley had some altitude sickness, we think. John and I are dragging around.

jan said...

I don't know who dillon is either.

We too are very tired from trip. Ryley had some altitude sickness, we think. John and I are dragging around.

jan said...

oh crap. Hit the send button too many times. Just ignore redundancy.

Chlo e said...

Jan,
Hope you, John and Ryley have recuperated from your trip. Are you back to work?

Chlo e said...

Even the 'good things' are stress.. and who doesn't occasionally feel lots of stress?
Let’s start with the mind/body connection. While modern medicine preaches the separation of your mind and body (I can’t tell you how many times my doctors said, “Your trauma that led to PTSD happened years ago, that can’t possibly be affecting you now!”), the truth is that your mind is capable of producing 50% more stress than your body can handle.

Think about that: If your mind is producing so much stress that your body can’t handle it, what will your body do? That’s right! Your body will let you know that your entire being is overly taxed. One way to do that is to feel enormously exhausted.

Chlo e said...

... oops. Just saw that you commented, Jan.

Hope you are all on the mend.

Chlo e said...

Forgot to link what I quoted above: When you’re burned out, problems seem insurmountable, everything looks bleak, and it’s difficult to muster up the energy to care—

Carol said...

I was talking about Dillos, armadillos, not Dillon. My auto correct changes the spelling.

RebelliousRenee said...

Ha!…. that's funny… Carol, somehow I knew you meant dillos. And yes, my auto correct just tried to correct it also… I over rode it.

Sorry you are so lagged from your trip.
I've been weaving quite a bit. But today I didn't go anywhere near my studio. It's over 90 degrees here today. My studio is on the third floor… it's too early to start with air conditioning here… and tomorrow is suppose to have better temps. I took the day off and have been mostly reading. I'm presently reading a book entitled Swamplandia… it paints a fantastical world… but I'm still waiting for something to happen.

RebelliousRenee said...

I didn't even know there was a Hillary special on tv last night. I'm not paying too much attention to politics lately.

Carol said...

Jan, I can't get over my fatigue. I'm wondering if I'm anemic for some reason. I'm tied, weak and short of breath. Greta has had a bad cough. Not me yet. We may have picked up some virus.

jan said...

Carol, We are suffering from same thing. Hope you feel better soon.

My DIL in Ark. is very ill with pneumonia and kidney infection that has evolved to septicemia. She is in Little Rock hosp now. Her BP had dropped to 60/40 but they maxed her out on some drugs and is up to 80 - all this from my son. We are praying hard. You remember, she has MS.

jan said...

I tried to work today, but could not focus so came home. Am very worried.

Carol said...

jan, I was starting to think I has Rocky Mountain spotted fever without the spots or tick bite. I feel a little better so far this morning.

I haven't checked with Greta this morning. She had a bad cough.

Carol said...

We had to rescue another dillo from the pool this morning. Hoping one won't drown before I find it to rescue it.

Carol said...

I think the Dillos were trying to get a drink of water and fall in. I put a large bowl of water out for them so they don't try to get it from the pool.. After rooting in the dirt, they are probably thirsty.

Carol said...

No Dillos in the pool so far this am. Maybe putting out the water bowl helped.

jan said...

Hello all. My DIL is in critical condition. will be back when things are better there. Prayers please Her name is Nancy.

RebelliousRenee said...

Jan…
I"m so sorry about Nancy. My prayers go out to her, you, and your entire family.

Take care and please give us updates when you can.

Carol said...

Prayers for Nancy. Is she Bills wife with the brain tumour.? I'm so sorry

Carol said...

How is Nancy ,Jan?

Do you remember Katie T's married name? We talked about not hearing from her in a while. maybe she is on Facebook.

jan said...

Carol and others, Nancy is Steve's wife. They live in AR.
Nancy has had multiple sclerosis for almost 30 years and 3 years ago had a blood clot so was on Warfarin, a blood thinner. She has made some improvement. She had a serious kidney infection that was partially caused by a "staghorn stone" that was causing blockage and urine was not passing the blockage. She developed septicemia. She has pneumonia that has more recently caused Respiratory Distress Syndrome. She had some blood in her gall bladder that hs now been drained. In the beginning of this her blood pressure had dropped to 60/40 and they had difficulty getting it up. That is when they moved her from the small community hosp. to a major med center in Little Rock. Now they are just trying to prevent problems with lungs and heart. There is concern for blood clots as they are "trying to thicken her blood" Do not have any idea how that is done. I think she has a very strong will to live because any of these things mentioned above can be fatal. Her older daughter will graduate from college next May and younger daughter will graduate HS next May. Although she is wheelchair bound she is doing a masters program on line in English. She only has 3 more couses to finish.

jan said...

Her husband, my son, is finishing his last course this summer for his doctorate. They are very supportive of each other's academic work. So she has lots of reasons to live.

jan said...

Carol, I do not remember KT's married name. I wonder if she has any family in LC that you could ask about her?

Chlo e said...

Jan, Nancy is an amazingly strong woman, and I hope she come's through this alright. Love to her and her family, including you and John.

Sounds like she's getting some unusually good care at her new hospital... hope you will keep us informed.

Are you and John (and Ryley) all feeling better?

jan said...

Chloe, yes - we are feeling much better. Thank you.

Nancy's 17 y/o daughter has been sending updates and things are looking up. I am cautiously optimistic.

BTW, 17 y/o is thinking of going into nursing. She has an wit and sense of humor. We need more of that in health care.

jan said...

I meant to say an amazing wit...

Carol said...

My sens of humor got me thus my nursing career. My last job s the most entertaining.for me.

jan said...

Carol, I loved your sense of humor thorough out school and working with you.

Of course, Some of your sense of humor came at my expense - and I am NOW laughing about those times too although I did not always laugh then. I am thinking about the time we got on a downhill slide on a trail that was not a trail while skiing. I feared I would die.

You were able to laugh at yourself too.

Carol said...

I laughed at myself a lot Jan

Carol said...

Some times I was the only one laughing. Sometimes I was the Oakley one who caught on to my sense of humor.

I finally made it to the doc today. I wanted a CBC. She wanted a lot more. She drew a lot of blood work. She is worried about all the weight I'm losing. She heard some crackles in my lung bases. She drew a BNP. Checks for CHF, and a chest X-ray pray it ain't lung cancer. I'm concerned that all the meds I take May be a problem.

Carol said...

A BNP will check for congestive heart failure. Maybe she thinks the altitude could have set it off. It can.

Carol said...

I told her that you and John also came home feeling puny.

Carol said...

My most distressing symptom is the shortness of breath. The weight loss along with all the ice cream I'm eating also concerns me.

Carol said...

I am enjoying the ice cream without guilt of weight gain.

Carol said...

Still very hot here. We have a greater chance of rain later this week. It will cool it off.

jan said...

Carol, I hope your symptoms are just due to altitude. I am worried about your weight loss, but the time that we were together, you really didn't eat that much.

jan said...

My DIL is gradually improving.

jan said...

Off to bed. I am really tired tonight. Hot summer is my least favorite time of year. I like spring, fall and most of winter.

Carol said...

Yes Jan, I don't have a good appetite since the stroke Somehow my taste has cganged. The things I used to like to eat, I don't care for as much anymore. I used to drink lots of Coke. Don't anymore. I used to eat a jar of olives almost every day. Don't like them ny more.


Lst night I had restless body syndrome. My body, from the waste down wanted to boogy. It was miserible.

Carol said...

Doc's office called. My CXR was normal. thank you God and every one else for prayers.

Carol said...

My lab was all good except my thyroid level was too high. I
That would cause weight loss. I geese I'll live after all.

Carol said...

Guess I'll have to but back on my ice cream.

It pouring rain here print here. Been looking forward to a liittlt thunder bumper and rain but it didn't have to wait until I eas in Walmart..

jan said...

Carol, a relief to know your thyroid was high. Yes, that could explain your wt loss. I know what can be done for low thyroid. What will they do for hi T?

jan said...

Carol, I too am very relieved that your CXR was normal. Now what is the CXR?

jan said...

To all. My DIR is improving every day. She is now off the ventilator. She thanked the nurses and said she wanted some real food. That is amazing and a great sigh.

jan said...

We would love some rain.

jan said...

Hi Renee, Hope your temps drop soon so you can weave. I could not stand 90 degrees either.

Thanks to all of you for prayers for Nancy. She is working on her masters in literature/English on line. She is writing a book about the experience of having Multiple sclerosis.

Carol said...

Jan I just have to reduce my thyroid med dose. She told me to come get Dom sample of anlower doe. Heck, maybe the drug service sent med the wrong dose

Carol said...

Great for DIL. Tough sister. We can all learn from her.

RebelliousRenee said...

Jan… I'm so glad to read that Nancy is pulling through her ordeal… she's sounds like one tough person.

Here in NH our temps are in the 80s… but I bet Coreen might be experiencing 90. I do have a small air conditioner for my studio… Rick will be installing it this afternoon. July isn't the ideal time of year for weaving…. but my big fair is in August… so weave I must. The fair ends August 10th. I will take the rest of the month off afterwards.

RebelliousRenee said...

Carol…
glad to read that your test have come back ok and it looks like it's a simple thing to correct your weight loss.

I LOVE ice cream… but obviously because of my diabetes I eat it rarely. Been eating some of Kathleen's chocolates very slowly.

Carol said...

Me too Renée. I was getting fearful and felt so much better when my Doc found the problem.. I'm sure she felt better also. She is a very attentive Doc. I could see the worry in her eye the other day. She wan owing to give up until she figured it out.

Carol said...

I decided that when I grow into and out of my size 6 pants, I cut back on my moo ice cream. Then when I grow out of my size 8 I quit it. That will be a sad day since I'm addicted to it. I will miss it. Ive gone thru at least 110 half gallons of that ice cream over the last couple of months

Carol said...

Where are you, Chloe? are you getting a lot of rain lately.

I got my pool ready and its rained every day since. My new roomy hasn't even had the chance to try it yet.

Carol said...

Chloe, Chloe, where are aught this. We're all at a vulnerable age and we need to keep in touch so we all know that everyone is ok. Check in please sister.

Carol said...

You too Coreen. I know y'all aren't depresses because the USA didn't win the soccer game today. It was a little disappointing.but we are still in the

Chlo e said...

Hey, Hope everyone is doing well. Actually, I check in often enough to make sure you all are.

Carol, ice cream has always been a sure-fire for me to gain weight, but normally I don't want (or need) to gain. I'm thin now, but am only 5'3".

It's always concerning to lose weight when you don't want to. The only problem with the ice cream is: is it keeping you from eating more nutritious foods? I can get malnutritious on junk food if I don't watch myself. For some reason (gratefully) though, I've been craving healthier foods lately.

... know from first hand experience, that junk food does dull your appetite for healthy food, though. And it doesn't make you gain, necessarily, if that's mostly all you eat. It kills your appetite for everything else.

Hope you get your appetite back soon, but am pretty sure you'll have to consciously work on it.

Chlo e said...

Am so glad, Carol, that your tests all came out OK. You're so lucky to have a good doctor that really cares.

It's pretty amazing how you're keeping things on track.

Chlo e said...

Jan,
Glad to hear Nancy is doing better, as well as you and all your family.

Renee,
Good luck getting everything done and ready for your fair. It seems to be coming quicker and quicker every year. I have no sense of time anymore, except that it seems to be flying by more and more.

Chlo e said...

You guys keep me grounded. Thanks.
(comforting to know you're here)

Carol said...

I find that the evenings go by very fast. Its afternoon and the next thing I know , is its bedtime. Can't remember the evenings passing so fast.

Carol said...

Thanks for checking in Chloe. I get uncomfortable when we don't hear from you for a while.

jan said...

Chloe, good to see you here. So true about eating. If I get started eating sweets, I crave them. If I eat healthy foods, I get hungry for healthy food.

jan said...

Carol, I find weekends fly by. When I can't sleep, the night goes on forever.

jan said...

Nancy continues to gradually improve. When she first woke up, she did not recognize her oldest daughter or mother. Now she knows all her family. Before leaving the hospital they want to operate on her gallbladder and break up the kidney stone. One thing I have not mentioned here is that during the course of her hospitalizzation they found she had a lump on her breast so that needs attention too. Does it ever end?

jan said...

So glad it is Friday. And I get my house cleaned today. Oh Happy Day!

Carol said...

We have had one hell of a storm this afternoon. The torrential rain and tornado waenigs chasing Lisa amd me while on a find some fresh shrimp run. We are finally back at the house and I've prepared a safe place for hunkering done. Maggie is glad we are finally back home.

Greta's sister was coming thru and we had a shrimp grilling planned with some of Dawns home grown tomatoes. I also picked yo one of those tuxedo mousse cakes. I think our feast may have to be postponed until tomorrow. We still have tornado warnings in the area. We travelled thru some scary weather to pick up our goodies.

There's been 6 inches of rain this afternoon. Nasty.

jan said...

Carol, Wow! you all be safe there. 6 inches of rain. enjoy your shrimp dinner when you have it. Yum!

Carol said...

I got some fresh med shrimp Lon th the jumbos Greta wanted of grilling. Stoppe by Dawns for some resh hom gown tomato n cc. N stopped at logs of my fav tuxe mouse cakes. Lisa was nice to drive me thru all that mess yesterday. I think she had other plans but helped me out instead. Bless her little heart. I would have died of fear if I would have been alone driving thru all that mess yesterday. I boiled her up some fresh shrimp fixed her some sliced toms and cuts, followed by that cake. It may have almost been worth it for her. Almost. We were so glad to be home. Maggie was also glad to see us.

Greta's sis, who we did all this for ended up having a bp crisis and went back to where she started from, Far East la. She try again today to get here.

I'm watching the river level and it is due to rise. It takes day after all this rain to come up. This next week will tell.

Carol said...

Our dinner was vey tasty Jan. Will put the same on the menu when you guys come over. I can barely wait for your visit.

Chlo e said...

Carol,
I should have known you're still eating those same healthy foods you've always loved. It's so hard to get a good tomato the last several years... you're so lucky to have Greta's home grown ones. The only tomatoes I enjoy anymore are the little grape tomato's they sell in the see through plastic container now, Cherub's. Almost $4 for a small container, but the only ones worth eating in my neck of the woods.

We've had lots of rain on and off, but nothing torrential. And it's soaked in the ground quickly, so has caused no hardships. Still, I don't ever like driving in the rain, but sometimes have no choice. Love the rain when I'm snug in my house though. Read there's lot's of H2O2 in rain... think it's what make's the air feel so clean and everything turns so green (more than hose water).

Chlo e said...

Jan, It's unbelievable what you DIL (and family) have had to endure with her health problems. It's hard to understand where that kind of endurance and strength comes from. What a wonderful family you have.

jan said...

Chloe, thanks for the kind words. I think we all do what needs to be done when it comes to the ones we love.

Carol, so good to hear you had a lovely dinner. I hate driving in bad weather. I have panic attacks so just wind up stopping until its over.

Hope to see you sometime in October. That is our plan. Too hot right now to go anywhere. Now that I have all this new vegetation in back yard, have to water every day. We have an irrigation system hooked up but our landscaper told me that with these super hot and dry days, an extra watering is needed. I am tied to the house.

jan said...

Chloe, it is just "touch and go" with my DIL. The big danger now is that she is off of the blood thinners so she is higher risk for blood clots.

Carol said...

What blood thinner was she on Jan? And why was she on it?

jan said...

Carol, she was on Warfarin. She had a blood clot about 3 years ago.

Chlo e said...

Nice month for you and John to visit Carol, Jan.

October is one of my favorite months of the year. It's the end of a hot summer, and the very beginning of the oncoming holidays. I usually try to save money throughout the year to buy some of the goodies I want (that's when I want to buy my indoor Sauna at Costco this year, before it gets really cold), but electronics, and everything else, that people tend to buy for gifts (including self-gifts :)) around the holidays goes on sale then (and there's an abundance of everything). Conspicuous consumption!

... enjoy preparing for the holidays more than I enjoy the holidays themselves. Look forward to them, then OD on them before they even get here. Go figure.

Chlo e said...

Can Nancy at least take a baby aspirin a day to keep her blood from clotting?

Carol said...

Anyone here been watching the World Cup? I don't understand soccer, I guess you would if you were ever a soccer mom or soccer grandma. Watching the USA the other day made me want to get up from my chair and kick something. We did seem to be doing enough kickiking so I felt I need to help. I need to read about soccer rules. It's hard to enjoy watching a game when I don't understand the game.

jan said...

Sorry Carol, I am not into soccer either. I watch a lot of the PBS channel. There are several shows I like there. I like Doc Martin, Father Brown, Scott and ? (2 women detectives, As time goes by. We are also watching America's got talent. That is about it for the summer season of TV.

RebelliousRenee said...

Carol…
the only time I've ever seen soccer is when Rick and I go to a restaurant, choose to sit in the bar, and all the tvs are on espn playing a soccer match…. and then I barely pay attention to it.

I don't have time to fit another sport into my life. But I'm glad that there are many who are enjoying the World Cup right now.

Chlo e said...

My son played soccer for a short while when he was a kid, but I realize now how little I understand the game. I was really young, and remembering back, all I really cared about is about how he was doing.

Here's a couple of basic site, although they may not be worth much:
Soccer: Understanding the World's Most Popular Game

Soccer Strategy

... don't know why I've never been much of a sports enthusiast... not really into competition of any type. Don't like any type of games very much.

Chlo e said...

Carol, A TV series you may like (or at least I do, and there are 6 seasons to download on Amazon streaming) is: The Mentalist.

It's not free, but a good watch: The Mentalist

Also, the new Sherlock Holmes is good, imo. Elementary

Carol said...

I'll check it out Chloe

Carol said...

Chloe, why don't you put up some Emma pics? We haven't see how she's grown for awhile .

This heat and humidity is starting to get to mr. It's oppressive. Coming out of the grocery store and walking across the parking lot can kill a person.

Chlo e said...

Carol,
I haven't taken any picture's in a while (you know I'm a notorious 'non' picture taker... for what reason, I have no idea), but will snap a few of here in the near future, and post them.

For some reason the hot weather isn't bothering me at all. I'm usually so cold after spending time in the market, that stepping outside is almost a relief. My car's air conditioning is no less than remarkable, and then I'm home. So I haven't suffered.

Maybe because I lived in the desert for a couple of years where it was 109 all of July and August. Now that kind heat was like opening an oven door... whew! It's been mostly in the low 90's and to me that seems unusually cool for June and Houston. I'm sure July and August will get warmer.

Pump up your air, Carol, and try to stay cool. Sit where there's the most air blast from you AC. Dress lightly.

Hope you're doing well, otherwise. Always like hearing what you're up to.

RebelliousRenee said...

took some photos of visitors to my yard….

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