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  • Wishing all y’all well! Little has changed here. Lots of challenges and difficulties especially financial which seem insurmountable but cuddling with kitties helps lift spirits. Weight is doing pretty well, within 7 pounds of my lowest last spring. Exercise is at the minimums ( 2 x week swsy and 2 x lap swims) but steady.…
  • Gonna withdraw from here for a while. Stuff here is not good and I need to see what if anything can be fixed out here in the cold real world. Best wishes Rye
  • Oh, my, well I for one thought it was a great chuckle! Saw it just before I went to bed last night and it gave me a needed big smile! And honestly, wouldn’t it be nice for once to have a side effect from a needed medicine be a welcome one, instead of horrid. That germ of truth is what made it so humorous! :) Rye
  • Karen I’ve been doing a lot of digital drawing and couldn’t resist doing one of Farley. Hoping it makes you smile. Rye
  • Quite a bad sinus headache today. But Mocha is trying to make me feel better! DH gets home soon! Yay! Rye
  • Mocha Latte is trying to keep my mind off being lonely. She is doing a pretty darn good job. Made this picture of her today. I will have it put on canvas and send to Sister for her birthday. Rye
  • Very uneasy today. DH supposed to go to San Antonio (drive) today. In the best of times I hate him going but with the weather and flooding I am a bit of a wreck. :(. Silly of course but there it is nevertheless. Rye
  • Hoping this works- Mocha Latte in full play action if it works
  • Gosh, I can’t help or offer any good advice- but I totally empathize as I feel that way too. Reminders on my phone help me some, but this past few years I find myself losing words. Like yesterday I lost “key”. I described it (“the metal stick like object you put in the door to unlock”) but couldn’t get the work “key” no…
  • Congrats! Rebecca what a fabulous surprise! Allie crossing fingers on job. It sounds like a good match for you so I hope other things fall in line. Felicia ! Your son looks great and your summer sounds fantastic, I have missed you and am glad things seem to be going well! Mocha Latte and I play before I leave for work:…
  • Mocha Latte My sister had an interesting take on my mother’s attitude toward my disabilities (to me it seemed like denial and shame) - her thought was there was such great stigma attached at the time to a diagnosis of ‘learning disability” that mom may have just been trying to protect me. That perspective is probably…
  • It was a very hard morning. My sister left in tears - she was our little Mocha Latte’s Foster Mom and saying goodbye to the kitten (and probably to me) was very rough. And we both know it is likely years before we will see each other again. And even tho in some ways we are NOT close, she is the closest thing to my mom that…
  • So very busy. Sister leaves tomorrow- but we have booked up every minute for the next few weeks it seems. 100+ posts! I’m not likely to catch up, I apologize. I’ll try to start over here next week. For now: Mocha Latte audibly rolls her eyes and says “if I stand still for this picture will you please remove this silly…
  • CPR if like me, you can’t keep time worth a whit, there are apps for your phone (or Apple Watch) that will keep the proper time for you when you perform CPR. I have one called CPR helper but there are plenty of options out there. Janet, you are right to be very proud.
  • Our new kitten : Mocha Latte is slightly startled by the noises in her new home!
  • Lisa I find people baffling too. In 2013 I left a job. Frankly, I was thrown under a bus and the workplace was AWFUL so I gave my two week notice. For the next two weeks, people were like : She has already quit, why does she bother coming in... and being genuinely surprised when I set up transitions meetings with the…
  • Terry (((hugs))) and warm wishes!
  • Thank you again for all the encouragement and support! I can’t say I find driving fun,but it is opening up possibilities, I do have a niggling worry that DH will now stay at home and tell me to just do things myself, but we’ll see. For the foreseeable future,I won’t be driving very far from home,just grocery store And some…
  • Thanks all! The car is a Smart Fortwo (made by Mercedes!?! ) and her name is “BB-4-2”. ((Pronounced “BB ‘for-two”). Yes my Star Wars geek heritage is showing -lol. We purchased her in March and I’ve been practicing the parallel parking and reversing 60 yards maneuver. Even with a car this small I failed the parallel park…
  • Well, the project I’ve been working on since March is finally complete. A momentous day for me. Rye
  • MachkaYes! I buy multiple pairs of shoes that don’t blister my feet because it is just so hard to find them! All my shoes look like this: I must be able to slide into them and have nothing firm touching the back of the ankle. To avoid blisters on the top of my feet shoes must be worn with socks Except sandal slides with…
  • Okie I get the same type of feeling. I started out a similar BMI (but didn’t wear near as well as you did in that pic! ) and am now at the top end of normal. Medium size clothes are generally too big, but small size are usually too tight. So I still don’t like the way I look in clothes and my mind still calls me “fat”. Not…
  • Katla I hear you on the blisters! Most people are unaware how lucky they are to be able to buy shoes that fit properly. I have a dozen or so pairs of shoes, but have probably never had any that fit properly except shoes that slip on (slide or clog style without backs). I can not wear 99% of sandals (leather or worse, fake…
  • How early? Do you charge extra? (I think you ought to if they arrive with their child more than 15 minutes before the agreed start time of the day or more than 15 after the end of the day. Your time is VALUABLE! Rye
  • Michelle I can relate. I cry when nervous and when angry. It makes it hard to take me seriously. I also relate to being particular about grammar. My mother was a grammar teacher (3rd/4th grader English teacher) AND my language in high school was Latin. I am constantly correcting people’s grammar while watching TV. Drives…
  • Okie! General Question: is no extra sugar (AND no added sweetener) Jam (or preserves or jelly) a thing? Rye
  • Barbara take care of yourself and that rib! Let us know you are ok! And agreed your dogs. Are total loves! Rye
  • Thanks, but lol, all I know is enough to know how much I don’t know. I have served as the user ‘liaison’ or intermediary between the programmers and the end users a time or two, tho, so I’ve seen it in action. I am in awe of Machka, her position and education parallel my husband’s in many ways, but he has a several decade…
  • Michelle As someone who has worked the majority of her life on the fringes of the IT department and as the trainer and primary user of custom databases - I’d run not walk away from the position you have at newcomers. In my experience, a custom SQL database for a small not for profit organization with a data set (#of…
  • Awoke yesterday to husband drastically changing direction on our middle of night negotiation/ problem solving session. Ugh. While his sleep creativity came up with a way to soothe his soul (which remained troubled and for which I’m very glad I hate to see him so disturbed ) - there is a cost, hopefully small, but…
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