This is a day for everyone to appreciate everything your Mom has done for you while you were growing up.
For me I know my Mom has been there for me all the time. She has been there more for me in the last nine years. This is since my ex-husband has walked out on my kids and I. I really appreciate the help she gave me. My kids and I love my Mom very much for all her help.
I told my boyfriend and my daughter I am on strike for Mother's Day. I am not cooking or cleaning. This is my day to relax and enjoy the day. I think every Mom should do this.
I also want to say to my Mom and to my boyfriend's Mom we love both of you very much and we miss you both.
These guys formed their band in 1962. They had a one shot wonder Hit. For some reason it popped into my head, and yes, my sister had the album. I believe a few of them are still playing together, or were as of 1998 when they did a remake. Here is the original 96 tears.
I was reading the responses to salt in your diet and blood pressure came up. I can control mine over a 15 range and have lowered it dramatically during shock treatment (not electro shock) after an accident. Say what? Okay, supposedly only monks, Hindu priests and other highly tuned to their body individuals can do this but surely not everyday man and woman. Not so. It's a trained response.
I read Dune by Frank Herbert at a young age and the Bein Gesserit mantras for reducing pain, fear and so forth made a certain sense. Take control through training. I tried various calming regimens and noticed that there was a difference. Once after a bad cycle accident and the EM staff told me my BP was way too high, I did the calming and made them recheck. They were amazed but wrote it off as a fluke. After my heart attack and I was being checked regularly, if it was too high or too low, I'd ask for a minute and then told them to recheck. The nurses always found it hard to believe and one time there were five nurses in the room observing just to see it happen as they had never seen control of BP before.
The only way I can describe how it works is an internal tightening or relaxing of my cardio system. I'm wondering if anyone else has managed to do this. I always hate being the only weird one. I'm still working on the levitation trick but to this day, no luck and the Madame isn't giving up her secrets.
"(Reuters Health) - People who ate lots of salt were not more likely to get high blood pressure, and were less likely to die of heart disease than those with a low salt intake, in a new European study.
"The findings 'certainly do not support the current recommendation to lower salt intake in the general population,' study author Dr. Jan Staessen, of the University of Leuven in Belgium, told Reuters Health."
I had just come out of the store with two porterhouse steaks, a jumbo sausage, a bag of chips, and a 6-pack of beer. A homeless man sat there and said, "I haven't eaten for two days." I told him, "I wish I had your will power.
Top tip: if you're camping in the summer and the attractive girl in the next tent tells you that because it's so hot she will be sleeping with her flaps open, it's not necessarily an invitation to casual sex. Wish me luck.....I appear in court next Monday.
A fat girl served me food in McDonalds at lunch time. She said, 'sorry about the wait.' I said, 'don't worry fatty, you're bound to lose it eventually.'
I was behind a rather large woman at the checkout. She had on a pair of jeans that said, 'Guess.' I said, "I don't know........maybe 350 pounds."
Snow in the forecast! The TV weather gal said she was expecting 8 inches tonight, I thought to myself "fat chance with a face like that!"
I have a new pick up line that works every time! It doesn't matter how gorgeous or out of my league a woman might be, this line is a winner and always end up in bed with them. Here's how it goes, "Excuse me love, could I ask your opinion? Does this damp cloth smell like chloroform to you?"
Years ago it was suggested 'that an apple a day kept the doctor away.' But since many doctors are now Muslim, I've found that a bacon sandwich works best.
I took my Biology exam last Friday. I was asked to name two things commonly found in cells. Apparently Blacks and Mexicans were not the correct answers.
I woke up this morning and looked out the window and I became amazed at what nature is capable of. Although I'm not a fan of winter, I am in awe of how much our environment can change in just a few months. So I thought I would post a couple of pictures taken in the last 4 months.
These pictures were taken withing the last 4 months.
Taken within the last two weeks....
And finally taken today.. May 4th 2011 (may the forth be with you.. )
Hello, my sentinels of spring! How are you? I think it’s beginning to warm up outside, but it’s hard to tell. One day I wear a light jacket, the next my winter coat is back on. The umbrella must be kept handy, along with the windshield ice scraper. In other words, just another typical spring. I was down on Pershing Drive Monday. Those humungous snow mountains have been reduced to remnants, to dirty little piles of soot, snow and ice.
Sunday, May 8, is Mother’s Day. Please be sure to pay your respects to mothers everywhere.
Oh dear, now I’m all teary-eyed. I’m sorry if my blog seems a little clipped this week, my friends. I’ve had a long week and an especially long day. My relationship with Senor Zanza takes up more and more of my time. It’s a lot of fun, but I don’t recover from those late night antics like I used to. Oh my. Thank you for reading my blog and thank you for being you. I love you all.
Enjoy the beautiful days to come, my lovelies. May is prime time for plant performances. Remember, after April showers, now come May flowers. Watch out for the bicyclists and motorcyclists now sharing the roads with cars and trucks. There are a lot more pedestrians and runners out there, too. Thank you, again, for reading my blog. Dandiprat!
Had a trip to the VA ER Friday due to bad abdominal pains and got a speeding ticket on the way. The officer feigned deafness to my plight and made me sit there twenty extra minutes as she wrote a huge ticket. I honestly thought I had an inflamed appendix and the docs thought the same until Xrays showed normal old constipation due to the rat poison I need to take for the blood clot. I felt foolish as all heck, but the nurse at the Union grove VA clinic is the one that told me to go. So feeling like hell all weekend and looking at a huge fine, I wasn't looking forward to much of a week, that's when I got the email.
"Hey Huck, we want to come over Tuesday night and install the hoist." Wow, great news. You guys know I use a chair and live alone. What you don't know is that this progressive problem has made me weaker due to the ongoing nerve damage, and that weakness has made getting back into my chair alone a pretty much impossible effort. I had an idea about the beginning of January to adapt an old parachute harness to a Harbor Freight hoist and make a personal lift. The VA had already shot down a lift in my house because I live alone and they demand a second person to operate it and the liftee to be wrapped in a lift harness like a cocoon. Can't have anyone being independent ya know. Gosh they made noises of the house needed a track from the bedroom to the bath and all sorts of foolishness with the end cost of several thousands of dollars. Foolishness.
My idea was to redo an old parachute harness so I could put it on alone, and then lift myself with the hoist control and up into my chair. The HF hoist ran 140 due to my friends thinking we needed something heavy duty. uh, I weigh 190, don't need something that will lift an automobile engine... But what the heck, let em run with it. Mary is a rigger and she dug out old hardware and designed the harness with grab handles on the clip fasteners so I can pop them fairly easily. Seth mounted the hoist tonight where I told him and WHAMMO! We have a launch! Total cost for all materials was $180.00. Naturally if I paid for labor, I'd have put out a lot more, but this is SWEET. So what is the latest the VA says? "Oh, no one has ever done this! Take lots of pictures there is a need and you could sell a lot of them." Uhhhhhhh right. I'll probably put it all out in the public domain and let someone with much deeper pockets claim the design. I never wanted to be rich or famous, just want to keep my quality of life up. With this new hoist and harness it has been raised a good deal.
"I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." -Martin Luther King, Jr.
I will state right off the bat that those of you that know me will remember that there is a side of me that is a full out tin foil hat Mel Gibson conspiracy theorist. And while I am glad that Usama (you say Osama, I say Usama..... lets call the whole thing off) has assumed room temperature, there are some strange things and conflicting information now coming out that ticked on my spidey sense.
What is below is a collection of that is floating around out there, plus inconsistencies coming out in the MSM of the US, Britian and al-Jazzera. I do not necessarily subscribe what is written below, but something doesn't smell right.
For instance, it first comes out that we have the body, then it's buried at sea because of Islamic tradition. But under Islamic law, people can only be buried at sea if they died there.
It first comes out on CNN that Pakistan know about this and helped out by letting us stage from their airbase in northern Pakistan. Then it comes out four hours later that Pakistan knew nothing about this and is upset that we went into their country to do the mission.
It comes out via ABC that they identified the body based on DNA testing taken from the brain of Usama's dead sister at Mass General. We cant get DNA testing from a crime lab for months, but they can do Usama's within a couple of hours? Then CNN states that the US used only facial imaging to confirm it was Bin Laden.
When we got to Saddam, and his sons there was photo and video evidence. All we see here is a burning building, and some locals dragging the helicopter (that was either shot down or had a mechanical issue, based on who is stating it)out of the area.
There are also claims that Bin Laden actually died 8 years ago either due to kidney failure, or a US bombing raid in the Tora Bora mountains.
One theory has it that the reason there was a kill instead of a capture (like Saddam) is that they got in there and had the wrong guy, and it was a kill 'em all and quick body dump.
In addition, why was there an American woman in the room when they got there, and why did she shield Bin Laden with her body?
And who were the others killed. Where are they?
Some are questioning the timing of this, with low poll numbers, highest ever gas prices and economic policy failures and the 2012 campaign right around the corner.
This will be interesting as it unfolds. Glad I went to Sam's club and got the mega roll of foil!
I went to "the Pig" yesterday. I picked up 5 or 6 items. When I got to the express lane (15 items or less), there was a guy ahead of me with a cart full of groceries. The checkout clerk didn't say anything and neither did I. Some people are just jerks.
After all the groceries were checked, the clerk asked the guy if he had a Pig card. He said yes, but not with him. She asked him for his name so she could look it up. He gave eight different names, each time the clerk looking it up and finding nothing. Then he said it must be in his girlfriend's name and he started giving women's names. This went on for awhile until he finally said, "Oh forget it."
Now it was time to pay. This, too, had to be an ordeal. The guy kept swiping different cards through the reader, but none of them worked. Then he got the clerk involved in swiping the cards. By now, the express lane line snaked down one of the store aisles. I said under my breath, but apparently loud enough to be heard, "Come on." The guy immediately said to me, "Fuck you!" When I said, "What?" He said, "You heard me."
The express lane is right by the service counter and I wasn't going to get into it with this jerk so I just called out for a manager to come to the express lane. Of course, the manager had just gone home and by the time anyone got over there, the guy had paid and left.
However, I was informed of some very interesting things. First, the store does not enforce the 15 items or less rule. They don't care. You can go through with a truckload of groceries. Second, I was told, and I quote exactly, "Anyone can say or do anything they want in America." This was in response to my mentioning the guy cursing at me. So I asked if it was OK for me to go through their store saying "Fuck you" to the customers. They said no, they would have me arrested.
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