Fats Waller — I’ve Got My Fingers Crossed, from the 1935 film King of Burlesque.
I’ve got my fingers crossed that when I see the doctor tomorrow I learn that my fractured knee will not require surgery. What’s on your mind?
I too hope you don’t kneed surgery.
Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.
Hey Guys, Suzanne is making her way inside, which of course takes her a little longer these days.
Oh, that is such a drag.
Well I hope she doesn’t need surgery. I still have a twinge in my knee when I hear about other people’s knee surgery. I had arthroscopic surgery to fix a few things. I stayed awake during the surgery and watched the video. I still have the video somewhere. I should convert it and put it to music and place it up on youtube!
Ms ET thought she would need knee surgery when it acted up three months ago. She’s managing it quite well – even going skiing again. I do hope you get good news!
TBogg’s post about that strange woman who is the econ editor at The Atlantic got me into watching videos on the Thermomix TM 31. What a strange tool.
Hmmm. Is Firefox now affected by the fdl weirdies? I’ve been checking and refreshing, yet only finding..two comments on LN? Is that possible? And last night, only 11 on LN and never saw LLN come up…and it was way past usual time when I gave up. Is it just me?
On edit: never mind; it must be just me.
LOL! (haven’t clicked the link) but TBogg’s posts can cause one to do the strangest things! Like, become a lover of bassett hounds one has never met…or watch kitchen equipment videos…
I haven’t been having any trouble at FDL, for quite a while. I too use Firefox.
I feel Suz’s twinge, too. Somewhere in a box downstairs is a video of my scope from 1984, In it, my family doctor (who insisted on attending the surgery) can be heard telling dirty jokes and cracking up the surgical team.
Nice timing, Dick.
Feel better, Suz!
BTW: great diary, Spocko….. cuts to the chase.
That woman reminds me of the saying, “you can take a person out of a trailer park, but you can’t take the trailer park out of the person”.
hey tuez — hahaha that’s a good one… how ya doing tonight?
I love trailer parks! I wish I knew how to link; I’d take you to TBogg’s reference to Sarah Palin, Queen of the Trailer Park.
hey newton — thanks, once again, dood. how was your day?
Hey! I”m back.
hey spocko — ouch… awake? they would not let me be awake for any of my 8 surgeries on my left knee. how ya doing tonight?
I’ve had my own experience with the truth of that adage here in Wasilla.
It began way too early (no, not the crack of Noon – these things are relative), but ended well. How’s it up there? You and Jen moving about a little better?
hey et — how ya doing tonight? tis raining and warm here — 50 in netarts and a lot warmer out on the front porch a few minutes ago than it was when i was last out there at 4pm.
Suzanne! applause, applause!
Welcome, darlin’. Soo sorry to hear about your knee. Guess the cast has to wait a bit, huh? Are you actually moving about the premises?
hey tejan — sometimes ya need to clear your cache — tools – clear recent history.
how’s your day been?
I guess I’ve been watching kitchen equipment videos in a way since Julia Childs. A lot of equipment on Iron Chef. Been thinking of dong my own youtubes next summer, when we start harvesting again.
hey dearie — how ya doing?
i totally agree with ya about spocko’s post — magnificent!
hey ce — how ya doing?
Today it was in the high 20s, and blowing 35 to 65 mph. Monday it got up over 50 F in my greenhouse in mid-afternoon. Starting tomato plants inside the house in two weeks.
[indignantly placing hands on hips] Girl! I’ve been clearing my cache and clearing my cache constantly lately! I resemble that remark.
But I might’ve misread the number of posts on the headline…thought my head had cleared but possibly that conclusion was premature.
(oh, okay, going to check cache just in case…brb)
as tuez said last night, all 3 generations in the family are learning how to walk.
i would add that all 3 can stand and/or walk — but only with support :) jules needs something to hold onto — just as her mom and grammy do
Give a quick peek at the Megan McCardle videos and photos over at TBogg first…..great learning on what NOT to do! I’m proud that T-man can keep on writing despite the scourge of the recent scolds! Too funny….all over Mr. Dirty Mouth. It’s like they just don’t get snark. Sad, really.
So tell me about your knee!!! I’ve been away for a week.
heh. I presume someone is videotaping? Er, well, the able-bodied there are no doubt a tad busy…
i’ll find out the what’s what tomorrow. the good outcome is i hobble out with a full leg cast — the bad.. well i don’t wanna fucking think about the bad.
i had a meltdown about an hour ago and started crying etc. that is why i was delayed. steph took me outside for a smoke and between jen on the phone from upstairs and steph, i got talked down and am much calmer now.
50? wow! the weather dood said he thinks he will be able to declare winter ‘done’ in 7 more days — doesn’t think we will have any major snowstorms or floods etc — this second la nina winter has been a weird one. you guys got all our storms there for a while what with the jet shifted north
Group hug, everybody – hug the monitor/Suzanne!
i’ll be here waiting for ya
fell sat and broke my right fibula an inch above the ankle. kaiser thought the knee was fine — badly sprained for sure — but the radiologist who reviewed the xrays found a fx in the tibia patella plateau.
tis my right leg. jen’s gotta busted left fibula 2 inches above the ankle and a busted ankle. 2 fibulas in the same house 10 days apart. stephanie says nothing is gonna touch hers!!!
the good news is that i didn’t drop the baby. she’s fine
Ah, Suz is “knee plus ultra”!
There wasn’t much – well under limit – but cleared it anyway. (pats self on back)
Well, Sarah Palin is the first that comes to mind.
Are the prudes at his place mostly Obama worshippers? I couldn’t bear to watch Megan’s cooking videos.
no video! dont make me get out the LQQK and for goodness sake don’t give steph any ideas *laughing*
We’ve got another 40 to 70 days of winter in this part of Alaska.
hey starbuck — how’s the east side. west side is warm and the wind finally died
aw thanks tejan ((( )))
I’ve almost got her out of my mind completely. Saw Todd in an auto parts store last week. He looks worn out.
Ah, second the group hug (((Suz)))
Well, it is Alaska. Without the deep freeze, Fairbankers will sink gently into the ooze, firing off their oozies.
I look forward to the day when this is regarded as just a bump in the road, possibly a humorous tale to spin to JuJu. May that day come very, very soon.
plenty of time for the tomatoes to get a good start in the greenhouse. it really has felt like ca up here this year (except for the wee bit of snow)
thanks ce — my fdl family has been doing a great job of keeping me distracted and laughing
Cold and gray actually. Spent 3 hours in the grocery store, visiting, shopping.
Yikes! The Grocery Store?
bet he wishes mccain had never called her
Oh so between the three of you there are 2 sets of functioning legs.
Her cooking video was a hoot! And her kitchen remodel was ‘touching’. You’ve probably known folks who think they are ‘really special’…. I have no idea how old this chick is, but she reads like a 14 year old. I gave up reading The Atlantic when they took her on.
Wonderful to know. Hey Pups!
dood you have been a rock. i owe you such a huge debt of gratitude. thank you so very much for all you have done
3 hours? sounds more like partying dood :)
I hear that.
He could have remained a locally-renowned schmuck… but now, he’s a schmuck with an international profile. I almost feel sorry for him.
With her 15 minutes finally coming to an end, or so it seems, I’m sure the canned goods are flying furiously in that house. Hard work ducking all that.
I hope that things go well, Suzanne. All my best wishes go with you.
yup — and jules hasn’t figured out all the how to’s of hers yet.
hey blue — how ya been? thanks. i’m crossing my fingers and toes that i’ve got good news to report tomorrow nite
Answering my phone is the highest calling…
Seriously, back at you. If it weren’t for you, I would probably still be lurking.
no video! dont make me get out the LQQK
Now, that really made me laugh out loud.
But’cha know, I bet in ten years you’ll wish you had a video…and jules sure will…
I gave up the Atlantic before that. Long ago, we subscribed to Atlantic, The New Yorker, Nat Geo and NYRB. Now we’re down to New Yorker and NYRB. If I follow Megan, it will be through the wry eye of TBogg.
As do I.
Friday I go in for some ultra sound scans. Glad it isn’t CT. I don’t know what the Doc is really looking for. Money, perhaps.
Now this is weird. I got a look at the billing from the Doc’s office. They billed over $300. They got paid less than $40, plus the co-pay.
i miss you coming to visit back when i was at the cabin… and those cheesecakes …
I watched the HBO Game Change movie trailer last week. I thought it was hilarious. Wanted to show it to Ms ET. She refused to watch.
steph took pics of the ankle and knee before we went to kaiser sat. she promised she would take pics tomorrow — i figure the bruising must be forking gnarly by now…..
Give it a couple of months, about the same time you and Jen get it back together. Hence, the 3 generation statement. I bet she learns to run before you do. Kids are flexible like that.
is that the one that is supposed to rip to shred her ‘carefully crafted image’ by mccain campaign insiders?
Your comment about the recent scolds – plural – sent me back to the mcMegan post (didn’t realize till today that that’s how she refers to herself!) to read the new comments.
Sigh.Every time TBogg gets front-paged, people turn up who totally fail to grasp the idea of snark, and proceed to tell off the host without having a clue what’s going on.
I thought it was quite gracious of TBogg to calmly explain to him something of the mcMegan history…as if it was a one-off.
It’s amazing. Hopefully this one will disappear, too.
*laughing* oh noz! two women on crutches trying to keep with with a running babe. good thing steph is here
i’ll be thinking positive thoughts for ya and crossing my fingers and toes. please keep me posted starbuck
I wish I could take credit for those cheesecakes – that was all the creation of the very high-zoot market where I purchased them.
Funny story, however: a couple of weeks ago, I got a client referral and upon arriving at the home, I realized the guy was the executive pastry chef at THAT market! I even left their place with a plate of most excellent homemade cookies.
I am certain that my studly figure is now fucked for life…
I’ll check in and keep my fingers crossed. In the meantime, I send you cybernetic hugs.
I recently had to re-do the footnoting system for my peanut butter book — Columbia U. Press wanted me to use the system where all the little numbers are sprinkled throughout the text. I said it’s a frikkin’ book about peanut butter, not molecular toxicology, but it’s their printing press, so guess who won. It took me two weeks to do — the book has A LOT of footnotes.
I feel embarrassed complaining about this when you have bigger things on your mind, but that’s what I’ve been up to. That and looking forward to tomorrow’s adult ed. rally at the LA School Board. They’ve threatened to zero out our funding and close down the adult division (the Pentagon or Wall Street must need our money), so we’ll march on the board and give them a piece of our minds.
Oh, you mean real cheesecake, not the calendar type.
They’ve made so much moolah that it prolly makes all else bearable … none of them strike me as ‘high values’ peeps.
no way! hence the cookie experiments…. i did not realize it was THAT baker! holy moly!
didja figure out that recipe?
I’ll have to educate him. New Doc. The former one left for sabbatical and never came back. I liked him. He was good. A real Doc, not a clipboard (oops! iPad) type.
when is the publish date for your book?
The bustier the better!
It’s all a game. The docs have to overbill the insurance companies to get paid anything at all. Who pays? The uninsured. My husband has to go to the doctor every 3 months in order to get a prescription refill. He doesn’t have insurance. The doctor wants to charge him for 4 diagnoses, even though he is only going in to get a prescription for one antidepression med and doesn’t even ask for anything else. $120 for 1 medical problem, $200 for 4. The doctor basically told him last time to look somewhere else. The medication he needs cost $17 for 3 fuckin’ months but we need to spend $200 to get it. It’s illegal for a doctor to charge an uninsured person the same as an insurance company would reimburse.
A friend whose wife has early dementia called two doctors to have her evaluated and get her some help, possibly Medicaid and SS. Neither neurologist would even see a patient without insurance. He didn’t care what it cost.
The only way to tolerate McMegan is through TBogg’s most discerning and wry eye. Yeah.
petro! betcha they blew through it all too…
how’s toronto tonight?
Yup. This is how our so-called health care system “works.”
Do you have to pay the rest? Or is that a “notabill?”
I kinda feel for docs trying to figure out what to charge given they know how little most insurance companies/Medicare/Medicaid will pay. And I believe the R’s ran out of town last time without “fixing” the annual cut in doctors’ reimbursemnt…that they usually fix every year because otherwise it would fall to levels below their cost. I think.
It’s a tangle. Years ago I helped process employees insurance claims, so learned something about how they think, but it has changed much.
Have taken a couple stabs deciphering my mom’s and dad’s bills…especially the ones after hospitalization…a tangle, I tell ya, that’s all I can say.
its hard work finding and training a new doc to replace one that worked for ya.
Not to mention that tryst with the “non-white” athlete titbit that torpedoed Caribou Barbie’s 2nd run at the presidency …
Of course, I have newfound respect for her, in that she put lie to that meme … once you go black, you don’t go Todd ! *g*
So the insurance company explained to me when I asked. Hey! I knew it was a game but even I have to say whoa! to such a pittance. And that’s right. The non-insured would have paid the whole freight!
I hope there never comes the day that there is insurance to buy photographs from photographers.
There is, it’s called iStock.
THIS is exactly why my doctor’s (27 years with her) recent retirement announcement positively terrified me.
Fortunately, she has arranged with another practice to accept those of her patients who want to go there, and had an open house to meet some of their doctors last week.
The “marketing director” (actually, he had a different title but I asked what it meant. Completely dis-remember the obfuscated version) told me kindly they do “accept private pay.” Whew.
But MY doctor has twice in the last year sent me off with samples and WITHOUT any charge. Don’t think that’s gonna happen in the new world practice. They have a television in the waiting room, too. (not tuned to Fox, at least; medical stuff on loop).
I know….what’s up with that??? I heard my doctor’s secretary telling a call in that the doctor doesn’t take for-pay patients and he’s no longer taking Medicare patients. We are so screwed……………….
And ((((Starbuck)))), too; both for the scan and the chances of educating the new doc. Sigh.
As soon as I hit “Submit”, I thought of that.
We’re chillin’ and hoping for some measurable snow tomorrow …
Ready for some e-Schnapps ? *g*
Single-payer….O’Donnell’s rant about that tonight was actually on point.
I love when the wingnuts bring up Stephen Hawking – to say he would never have survived on Obamacare/soshulized medicine. Hawking himself has written emphatically that he never would have survived without Britain’s National Health, it’s what his care has come from his whole life. He is surely the longest-lived survivor with ALS.
Medicaid and Medicare are screwed due to the “doc fix”. As long as congress can fuck with their salaries, doctors will not go along with any universal health care. And as we know, congress thinks minimum wage is too much.
Last visit, I picked up a copy of Web M.D. magazine and started to read the pharma ads. Frightening! One drug was so bad that the contraindications for one was: “Call the doctor immediately. If not available get to the emergency room (before you die, I suppose!).
Measurable snow…wow. Do you usually have a January thaw up there? I think that used to be regular in Massachusetts…of course, it’s February now.
I remember….maybe 40 years ago….my dad telling me to always pick a doctor who was at least 10 years younger than me…so that they would be around. Of course, my dad is now 94 and has outlived all the doctors he chose so wisely. Ah, well. Luckily my daughter work for a health care group and was able to get him in to see doctors when he moved south to live near my brother and me.
October. Maybe it will get pushed back to November, which is national peanut butter lovers’ month.
Rule number one to the new Doc:
“I don’t scare easily, if at all”
And as to Medicare: When I became a licensed therapist, I thought it would be wonderful to work with old folks and promptly got my Medicare Provider Number. Then I found that the pay was $18.00/hour for geriatric care. I could have, I suppose, done counseling out of my car.
I know, right? Crazy!
And I will be having that recipe by week’s end :-)
I can’t remember a January this warm and we’re halfway through our coldest month with fairly mild temps. Most of our snow fell as rain, due to the warm temps.
And perhaps best of all, our Leafs are actually in the playoff race, heading into the 2nd half of the season … *g*
dood, after tonight, i’m ready for the hard stuff….not a schnapps fan.. got anything else?
Boy, we could keep this thread goin’ a long time…my new cousin-in-law has a daughter with a monthly medication that costs $2000…luckily covered by her insurance. (I think she’s on Mom’s insurance, because daughter is 18 or 19..wonder if it’s the Obamacare” kids-can-stay-on-parents’-plans that keeps her covered?)
A couple weeks ago, I was waiting in line at the pharmacy for my $10 scrip (not copay, generic, cheap) when the pharm tech told a young guy at the pickup counter the price of his meds…$2020. The young man (who looked a little frail) just about fell over…literally, clutched the counter for support.) There was some quiet discussion, anguished tones, then finally, louder, “I can’t pay two thousand dollars!” And he walked away without the medicine.
cograts on snagging the happy lucky 99 tuez!!!
wingnuts have never let a pesky thing like the facts come between them and a good sound bite
the perfect month then dood. i’m so excited for you!!!
America is mean. Republicans (and too, too many Dems) have no soul. To suggest that health care is a ‘privilege’ is disgusting. There has to be more push back….there has to be.
will ya share?
Bluewombat-I didn’t realize you were writing a book about peanut butter! Yum! (Er, you’re not tell me stuff that’ll make me swear off it are ya?)
Columbia U Press? Wowww.
Peanut butter and footnotes! I love ‘em both! (although if I’m typing I prefer endnotes, too. Reading, having ‘em on the page the old fashioned way is easier than flipping back and forth alla time, which I do.)
*cough* Single Malt Whiskey, Spiced Rum, Chocolate Martini, Black Russian … all jumbo-sized for you …
Good luck to you and your fractured knee Suz!
I think there’ll be a lot of people rootin’ for ya!
Big Pharma is making fools out of all of us, especially the Docs who blithely write the prescription.
Well, at least this new doc’s iPad actually has the costs for the meds before prescribing, but he won’t tell if you don’t ask, and maybe not even then.
I hope that $2020 meds degenerate into CO2 and water.
Suz, Jujube is too young to remember….but I think of her thinking, “Jeez, my mom and grandma want me to walk on my two legs while they get to use extra sticks for them to walk. Not Fair!”
I had the same thing happen at Costco last month. Turned out it was some type of acne med. I couldn’t hear all that well, but the woman holding up things was appalled because the price had gone up substantially from the month before and the guy in front of me could relate. It seemed they were being charged close to a grand for their kids acne meds. I was like “how about tetracycline?” It worked for me and is dirt cheap.
how horrible! that’s a fucking travesty — jeebus forking priest….
Thanks, Suzanne. I’ll tune in tomorrow night to hear the hopefully good (or less bad) news.
I vote for a system which has you pay for professional help to keep you healthy. The doc does not get paid to make you well if you do get sick.
Perhaps, but not until I verify that I can do it half as well as my client :-)
what can ya do with spiced rum? i don’t think i’ve had that before?
hey ks — thank you. how ya doing tonight?
I want to be careful about not getting in Suzanne’s spotlight, but:
I approached the subject in a celebratory manner, but my journalistic instincts kicked in, so it’s a mix of good stuff and constructively critical stuff. If Suz. doesn’t mind, I’ll list my website here: http://www.creamyandcrunchy.com.
OK, that’s all for pb now.
Drink it, of course!
Spiced rum, water and ice, keep me going until I say good night on LLN.
With that said, good night.
Well, I’d vote for a system that trains way more doctors! And I’d pay doctors like any other good workers. And, yes, I do think doctors should be paid more than garbage collectors…..we need both, but doctors spend years being trained and we want them to be smart and well-trained. And I’d go for a system that brings everyone into the mix and gets insurance companies out of the mix. Put the money into treatment and not into profit.
It’s actually my fave at Christmas time … a splash of water and some Ice … great aftertaste !
hahahahahahahaha *snort* hahahahaha
that SO explains the looks she’s been giving me….
That’s a scarier horror story than the Wolfman, Mummy and Dracula rolled into one.
Sure seems that way, doesn’t it? I didn’t use to think so, but now…much more so than used to be, and it has a lot to do with people realizing in their guts that it is no longer true that it’s the land of upward mobility, no matter what they tell pollsters. IMHO.
Healthcare as a privelge…I used to have this argument, sort of, with my late, rock-ribbed (but in the old manner, not the “modern conservative movement”) Republican dad. He argued that one, people need to be responsible for themselves, and two, the country could not afford to pay for medical care for everybody who was too poor to pay for it themselves.
I could get him to back off a bit when it came to children of the poor, who he had to admit were blameless.
In his defense, I think a lot of his belief came from growing up in the depression, working his way through school, etc. but also, simply his age, his time period.
By which I don’t mean a more conservative self-reliant time, but a time when medicine couldn’t really do all that much to save people’s lives. For much of my dad’s formative years and young adulthood, if you got cancer or most infectious diseases, all doctors could do was treat the symptoms, maybe, and the pain, to a point. If you got cancer, you died, sooner rather than later, and with a lot of misery.
I’m not sure when insulin was discovered, but penicillin wasn’t widely available until WWII. Before that, sulfa drugs were it. If sulfa didn’t work on your disease’s bug, you were out of luck.
Doctors in my dad’s childhood came to your home and held the patient’s hand, tried to provide comfort and palliation. (thus, bedside manner!)
If that’s your mindset, I can see why you’d feel it unnecessary to spend taxpayer money to provide medical care…it didn’t do much good. The cost/benefit ratio was out of whack.
But to me, everything changed when medicine began leaping and bounding into finding cures for lethal acute diseases and management for chronic ones. Technology, pharmacology, treatments, diagnostics.
It’s a different ball game, and now it’s a sin to let anyone die for lack of money.
Whew. sorry for the long-winded rant. That’s been building up awhile.
Divorce Big Pharma from the AMA, and get them off their high horse about true medicine.
dood… no spotlight — off topic is the topic at late late night and i love it when folks blogwhore their work…. a book totally tops a blog!
where did i put that LQQK… i just forking had that thing…
g’nite tuez… thank you
slide one down babe…..
Our NeoCons are raising abortions & the death penalty to national debate, while scuttling our health by promoting the toxic oilsands globally.
Today, they got a square kick in the Teeth ! Toronto’s Mayor, who’s been acting more like an Emperor, got another punch in the Nuts when some of our Pols used legalese to reverse his expensive, time consuming public transit plan with cheaper, more plentiful Light Rail.
I’m tossing in the towel as well.
Good night and good luck tomorrow, Suz.
Is that the one that says, hey we’ll eat the experiments…send ‘em along! How bad can they be, right?
tis an excellent rant and it makes total sense to me. i bet you could expand it a bit and it would be a great diary tejan
Oooh, nice, dude! Like it already. Will check back further later.
I’m about ready to bail, too.
It’s been a lovely LLN.
Hoping all the hurting pupses are feeling muuuuuch better quick-quick, physically financially and all other ways.
g’nite starbuck — thank you
Aw, thanks. May have blown it all out, but will think about it. I need a writing sample…heh.
Good night, Suzanne. I hope the doctor you see tomorrow is a good one and not a witch doctor.
exactly right! after all, what are friends for….
Well stated. True. And powerful analysis at this late hour! :)
Now, how do we educate those who can actually do something about this?!
g’nite tejan — thank you
Amen. As it were.
hahahaha thanks and g’nite blue
steph just sent me this
Sh*t Founding Fathers Say (in the present)
Ooo, eee, ooo aaa bing bang walla walla bing bang! Man, I was just the age to obnoxiously sing that line over and over when it first came out…long time no hear. Let alone the chipmunks version!
And powerful analysis at this late hour! :)
That’s just ’cause I wasn’t up till the crack of one p.m. today. ; )
hehehehe see what happens when ya sleep to a decent hour…
Thanks, Suz, for a lovely salon this evening. And healing wishes to you and yours!
tis my pleasure dearie… thank you and g’nite
my pain pill has kicked in and i’m sliding even more horizontal. guess that’s my cue to say g’nite to ya.
thank you — thank you so very much for all the support and kind words and laughter and everything that you guys have done to distract me. i don’t have the words to say how much it means to me.
please feel better
hee hee – high five! [slap]
And now I’m really going.
(((( Suzanne )))))
I am a big fan of crying. I’m not good at it, somehow I’m afraid I’ll loose control and it won’t stop, but it brings out the toxins in our bodies. And helps us to breath again.
I’m a big fan of crying mother and daughter/son going out for a smoke when the shits hitting the fan. We’ve gone through a few of those these past 3 years. It builds safety.
Personally, I’d rather not have to do that and just have a pleasant relationship with the family………..
My mom fell and fractured her pelvic bone 2 days ago. So, we’re learning how to deal with 0 leg strength for 10 days, compounded by narcotics , legal blindness and a fucking stubborn Finnish Will to “tough it out”.
I took Mom to the eye doctor last week and she can legally pass the eye exam for a drivers license because the lens replacement they put in 15 years ago is still going strong. 20/20. Unfortunately, her near sight vision is nil, so she’s screwed./s
Well, I was really going… but “((((openhope and Mom))))
Finnish will to tough it out…yeah, got one of those moms, except her will is Pennsylvania Dutch…How old is your mother? Broken pelves are bad news, as I’m sure you know. Good that she can see…will she stay quiet and read? (ducking)
Hmm, on the other hand, my dad, in his late ’80′s at the time, already battling leukemia for several years, fell, breaking his pelvis getting out of the car on the way to the funeral of a friend. He went to the funeral, then to the doctor. (!!!! hurts to think about, huh?)
His stubbornness is Scots-Irish Presbyterian, I guess.
I didn’t inherit either one, sadly.
She’ll stay quiet and reading her Kindle because there’s nothing left for her to do.,…she’s got a new mantra that she’s a Mild Person.And god help the person who disagrees! This from a woman who had to build her artist reputation up from dirt every time we moved for Dad’s “Aerospace” work. And she did every time.
Not the kind of person you can wheel in front of a TeeVee without doing exhaustive research to find quality stuff to play. Even with her strange form of dementia.
I’m not sure stubborn is all it’s cracked up to be.
Oh, speaking of cracked. cracked.com has a really funny article “6 things No One Told You About Living On A Farm” by seanbaby, Feb.4th posting. He had me laughing out loud. Especially, because we were just putting the last Rapist Rooster out of circulation.
It was fun to read about rural life in a way that celebrates the dry country humor.
Sweet dreams Suz.
Wait, what the hell am I doing awake already at this hour? Oh yeah, I worked outside yesterday and fell asleep @7:00 PM Central.
Starbuck that’s a great idea, but it would be in total conflict with the agri-toxin “food,” producing, tar sand lovin’ carbon emitting, air polluting, poison my well water fracking, mercury in my fish, carcinogen laden (with a pink ribbon for the cure) make-up selling, conglomerated, there’s not enough fast money in alternative energy, cook the banking books, “profit,” taking of the few who need a couple more dollars to really feel secure from the fates of the other 99%. Cross purposes and all that.
Is that sentence blert what 8 hours of sleep does to one’s brain? ;-) I don’t think the diner has any coffee going yet. Off to the kitchen. Grind those beans and brew, then a plain, yeast-rise whole wheat bread to mix up.
Suz, sending some healing love and hugs and my wishes for a good outcome today for you.
(((openhope))) (((openhope’s mom)))
sending ya’ll warm positive healing thoughts and prayers…. i’m so sorry
thank you nonq! wow, 8 hours sleep!!!
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