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16th-Nov-2018 03:31 pm - Saw on Spikesgirl
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I enjoy these, and I'm going to try to post regularly.

1.What shows you watching these days?

Not much.  I'm trying the new show Manifest. Also the second season of Mars on Nat Geo.

2. Are you still into fandomy things? (Creating or consuming fanfic, fanvids, etc.)

No.  The last fan fiction I read on a regular basis was Stargate SG1.  That was a long time ago.  It's the original reason I started coming to LJ.


3. Even if you're not doing fandom, what are your ships these days?

In the Avengers universe I would like to see Bruce Banner and Natasha Romanoff get together.  I think they make a cute couple.  Also in the movie Suicide Squad, I love the love that Harley and The Joker have for each other.

4. Instagram?

No.

5. Any major life things happening in the past couple of years?

A couple of things actually.  My husband has been confined (mostly) to a wheelchair for his back since 2002.  For the past 10 years he has been taking a powerful Opioid for the pain.  In Sept. he decided to stop cold turkey.  After 3 days he conceded that he needed help.  He was taking 30 mg per day.  In Sept they reduced it to 20 mg per day and in October to 15 mg.  A few days ago they reduced it again to 10 mg per day.  He's doing real well.  I'm so proud of him.

I am scheduled on Dec. 5th to have the first surgery for cateracts.  I'm excited and scared.  It's very necessary, though.  This year my eyes have deterioted at an alarming rate.  By the new year I expect to be able to actually see.  What a refief.

6. Do you still post on LJ? (I'm going to set up notifications for those of you who answer in the affirmative so I get reminders to come and look at what you're up to!)

I've never really posted much.  I am going to try, even though I remember saying that last year.  This year for sure.


7. GIF ME.

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8. What are you reading these days?

The new David Weber Honor Harrington novel.

9. Show me a picture!


This was many years ago, right here in El Paso.  Luckily, we don't have this kind of snow event anymore.  Knock on wood.

10. What's your current anthem? (Or band/singer, whatever.)

Not a particular song or artist, but mostly 60's and 70's music.  I am firmly locked in the past.

11. What's the last movie you watched (that's worth talking abouts)?

I just watched The Incredibles 2 and loved it. 
5th-Aug-2018 07:52 pm - Happy Birthday, Spikesgirl58
Have a wonderful birthday.

1st-Mar-2018 04:56 pm - Fun Meme from Spikesgirl
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1) Are your parents married or divorced?    Married to each other until they died.

2) Are you a vegetarian?    No, but I do like vege's.


3) Do you believe in Heaven?    Yes


4) Have you ever come close to dying?    Not that I know of


5) What jewelry do you wear daily?    Wedding ring


6) Do you eat the stems of broccoli?    Yeah, sure you betcha


7) Who is your hair stylist?    Alice.  All she does is cut it


8) Ever have any surgery? If so, what?    Gall Bladder and Breast Cancer


9) Do you color your hair?    I used to put red highlights in my brown hair.  Now it's all grey.


10) What do you wear to bed?    Nothing


11) Have you ever done anything illegal?    I've tried pot


12) Can you roll your tongue?    yes


13) Electric razor or blade?    blade


15) Do you talk in your sleep?    Yes.  Hubby has he can't make out what I'm saying.  Maybe that's a good thing


16) What is your natural hair color (do you even remember?)    Dark Brown


17) Do you twirl your spaghetti or cut it?    Out of concern for the people around me, I cut


18) Future child’s name?!    I always knew that I was going to name my son Michael.  I don't know what I would have done if I'd had a girl.  I couldn't pick a girl's name for longer then a couple of weeks.  I still don't know what I would name a daughter.  Of course, it's a moot point now.
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19) Do you snore?    Yes


20) If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be?    I have so many places I want to see, but as far as  somewhere to live, I'm right where I want to be. 


21) Do you sleep with stuffed animals?    Not anymore.  I do sleep with my cat.


22) If you won the lottery, what would you do first?    Pay off anything that needed paying off.  Get an Accountant.  Probably talk to an Attorney. 


23) Gold or platinum/white gold?    Gold  ...  white, yellow, rose


24) Hamburger or hot dog?    I love both


25) If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?    Probably chicken. 
23rd-Feb-2018 04:35 pm - Because Thoughtsbykat asked
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• Favorite smell - The woods / forest
• Last cry - recently watched Bones episode where Vincent dies.
• Favorite pizza - ham & pineapple
• Favorite Flower - violets
• Favorite Dog breed - golden retriever
• Favorite foot attire - socks
• Hair color - grey
• Favorite Ice cream - french vanilla
• Pet-peeve - people who think they're more important then everyone else
• Shorts or jeans - jeans
• What are you listening to right now? - The Simpsons
• Favorite color - green
• Color of eyes - hazel
• Favorite Holiday - 4th of July
• Night owl or day person - day person
• Favorite day of the week - don't really have one since I retired
• Nickname - Trisha
• Favorite music - rock & roll
• Do you like to cook? - No
• Beer or wine? - neither
• Can you drive a manual shift? - Yes
• State you were born in? - Germany
• Do you work out? - Nope
• Do you like vegetables? - some
• Do you wear glasses? - yes
• Favorite season? - Spring

3rd-Oct-2017 08:28 pm - Seenagers
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I just received this from a friend and it certainly made me laugh.  And it's so true.  :-)


I just discovered our age group!  We are Seenagers. (Senior teenagers)

I have everything that I wanted as a teenager, only 50-60 years later.

               *I don't have to go to school or work
               *I get an allowance every month.
               *I have my own pad.
               *I don't have a curfew.
               *I have a driver's license and my own car.
               *I have ID that gets me into bars and the wine store.
                        I like the Craft Beer store best.

               *The people I hang around with are not scared of
                  getting pregnant, they aren't scared of anything,
                  they have been blessed to live this long, why be scared?

               *And I don't have acne

Life is Good!  Also, you will feel much more intelligent after reading this, if you are a Seenager.

Brains of older people are slow because they know so much.

People do not decline mentally with age, it just takes them longer to recall facts because they have more information in their brains.

Scientists believe this also makes you hard of hearing as it puts pressure on your inner ear.

Also, older people often go to another room to get something and when they get there, they stand there wondering what they came for.

It is NOT a memory problem, it is nature's way of making older people do more exercise.

                              SO THERE!!

I have more friends I should send this to, but right now I can't remember their names.

So, please forward this to your friends; they may be my friends, too.
6th-Aug-2017 07:54 pm - The Search for Glasses is over !!!!
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I am so glad this is over.  It was kind of interesting how I found this place.  I had googled Eye glass stores in my area.  I went to most of them ... there wasn't a lot.  Then I googled online stores and spent about a week looking at different sites.  One morning I logged into Facebook and found a couple of ads for online eye glass stores.  (It's a good thing I don't search for embarresing places on google)  One of them showed very flexible frames that looked very interesting to me.  The site had a place to check for stores in my area that carried these frames.  They gave me 2 stores that had not shown up on any of the google searches I had already done.  Huh.  I just can't figure out how google decides what to show me.  I walked into El Paso Eye Care and immediately felt at home.  Lot's of frames and very friendly staff.  The Technician checked my prescription and suggested a size for the lens that would keep the distortion down and give me the best range of sight.  We found a pair I really liked but they only had one in the color I wanted.  She said they would order another one for my sunglasses.  Should only be a couple of weeks and I will be able to see again.  Hurray !!  
5th-Aug-2017 02:20 pm - Happy Birthday Spikesgirl
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Have a wonderful day.  Have fun tonight.
27th-Jul-2017 10:22 pm - So much for my commitment to post.
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Well, I see that, as usual, I'm falling down on the job.  I was going to post regularly ... ha!

I do need to reduce my stress, frustration, and depression regarding new eye glasses.  Late last year Crystal Optical, the eye glass store love of my life, closed.  Emmit and Marie, the owners felt the need to retire and move to Mississippi.  I am definitely in mourning.  I wondered in their door at least 30 years ago after visiting more stores then I can count, looking for glasses that actually fit my face.  It was a losing battle everywhere I went.  I have a small face and need small frames.  Most places don't carry anything smaller then a size 47.  45 is perfect for me.  They would usher me to their children's section.  Lovely.  Pink Polka dots, Orange Stripes, or Purple glitter.  What a choice.  

Emmit took me through his whole store, helping me try on anything and everything.  We found 3 different frames that I liked, of course they were too big, but he went back to his office, discovered they made these frames in size 45 and promptly ordered all three.  I was able to pick the one I liked best, I actually picked out 2 of them, and we ordered my glasses.  He has treated me like this every day since.  Talk about being spoiled.  Now that I'm having to find another place, I am discovering just how sweet a man he really was.  I'm sad to say I may have taken him for granted. 

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25th-Apr-2017 07:42 pm - LuLaRoe Clothes
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My cousin has started selling LuLaRoe.  I had never even heard of it but I thought "oh cool, I'm always looking for new brands of clothes."  I let her know and told her I would be watching her facebook page, which is where she sells it.  That was a couple of weeks ago and I have been watching.  The thing is, I don't like any of it.  I even went to their website to see all of what they have.  Nope, definitely not anything I would buy.  Why do I open my mouth without checking things out first?  Now I feel guilty and I'm not sure how to tell her that there is just no way.  This is probably what happens when you spend the last 15 or so years wearing nothing but jeans and t-shirts.  My brother says just keep a low profile.  As long as she's selling I can probably stay off her radar.  Hubby says tell her the truth.  I do hope she's successful with this ... she had to buy all those clothes.  If she doesn't sell it all, she's stuck with it.  She was showing off one dress that is an xxs, which she definitely is not.  What will she do with those pieces that she can't wear?  This is why I wouldn't ever do anything like this.  Oh well, I'm probably worrying for nothing.  She's a sweet girl and we get along really good, we have the same sense of humor, so she'll be fine.  
8th-Jan-2017 08:49 pm - Too Funny.
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Ok, one more.  This one really cracked me up.


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