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Happy Birthday Spikesgirl



Have a wonderful day.  Have fun tonight.

So much for my commitment to post.

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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LuLaRoe Clothes

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.  

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Too Funny.

Ok, one more.  This one really cracked me up.


I found these on my step daughters facebook page.



2017 is almost here ... Yes !!

Please let 2017 be a good year.  I'm not going to bother with resolutions.  I did see a funny resolution somewhere, I don't remember where.

My resolution is to stop procrasting, but I'm not going to start until next week.  This so describes me.

I didn't really have a bad year, but it sure has been bad for some people I know and care about.  My son has been dealing with company layoffs for the last couple of years.  He's still there and is doing well, but who knows how long that's going to last.  This company has been good to him.  He traveled around the world to many, many, places he would not have had an opportunity to go to otherwise.  And he enjoyed all of it.  I'm so glad he took that attitude, because it was a lot of traveling.  He's been there for 18 years.  I can't believe he's old enough to have had a job for 18 years.

My 74 year old brother is recuperating from kidney problems that caused him to have to spend a few days in the hospital.  Before they discharged him they put a stint in and kept it in for 4 weeks.  Most people we've talked to say one week is the norm.  His had to be in so long because the Doctor said his kidney was showing signs of closing up.  It was an absolute nightmare for 4 weeks.  He lives alone and there were times when he would get real depressed.  Our other brother and I kept him as entertained as we could and now the stint is out and he is doing so much better.  It was almost like flipping a switch. This was just a hard time for him to live alone, even though he loves living alone.  He enjoys his family and friends, and he has a lot, but he enjoys his time alone.

My brother-in-law has been dealing with his neighbors and the local police department.  He lives in California.  He started feeding and trying to take care of the stray cats that were around his neighborhood.  It ended up being way, way too many cats but he just couldn't bring himself to turn them away.  His neighbor's complained, the police came out, he wouldn't answer the door ... I'm not sure what he was trying to acomblish with that attitude.  He decided to bring some of the cats into the house.  He already had 3 indoor cats and now he has 12 ... in the house.  He managed to discourage the others to leave ... I'm not sure how.  He still won't talk to the police.  They've sent letters with a demand for payment of a fine and every time they send a letter, of course the amount goes up.  Who knows how this stand off is going to turn out.

Like I said, I didn't have a bad year.  We own our own home, I bought a new car at the beginning of the year and it's already paid off, so we own both of our vehicles.  And they are new enough that I shouldn't have to deal with some of the issues that older vehicles deal with.  I take both to my dealership to get the maintenance done so I don't really have to worry about them.  I've spent enough years stressing over old cars, that this is a real treat.  We put money into savings every month, our medical comes from VA and Tricare, which is the military insurance and now that I'm over 65 I don't make a monthly payment.  I don't see how things could be any better for us.  My husband is disabled, but we are both in pretty good shape ... for old people.  lol

All in all, it's time for 2016 to fade away and allow 2017 to take a stab at being a good year.

I'm going to try to do this every once in a while ... just because.  But, I'm not promising myself anything.  

Answer for question 4608.

Donald Trump as presidential candidate -- what's your opinion? Among your circles of friends and family, is your opinion the norm or does your opinion of him differ from those around you?
I find it interesting that liberals (generally identified with the Democrats) talk about the evil wealthy that the conservatives (generally identified with the Republicans) pander to and conveniently forget all about the wealthy Hollywood "elite" that they pander to. I'm mainly a conservative, although I do have some beliefs that are decidedly liberal.

I think it's sad that any American would "leave the country" if someone they didn't like was elected. There has never been a President that I agreed with 100% and our next President isn't going to be any different.

I have to say that I hope it isn't Donald Trump. I don't think he has a "filter" on his brain or mouth and I'm afraid he doesn't know the meaning of the word diplomatic. Most of the people I know feel the same.

This is an important time in our history, and personally I want to stick around and watch it all unfold.

Answer for question 4605.

If you're a parent, what's the hardest part about being one? If you could get one thing to help you out in being a parent, what would it be? What's one thing you wish more parents were better at, whether or not you're a parent yourself?
I struggled with letting my son out of my sight, be his own person, make his own mistakes. I wish I had been able to read minds. And not just his ... the people, kids and adults, around him. I was a single parent until he was nine. I worried all the time. Even after he became an adult, joined the Navy and was a part of Desert Storm. Heck, I still watch the weather channel in his area. The really nice thing is he watches the weather channel in my area. He's turned into such a good man, I guess I didn't screw up too bad.

Answer for question 4604.

What's your favorite way to wind down at the end of a stressful day (or even just a regular day)? Why is this activity relaxing for you?
When I'm ready to sit down at the end of the day, a new episode of one of my favorite shows, or a movie that I'm willing to watch over and over is a great way to relax. I also love to read. When I'm looking for quiet, I read. Which ever way I go, my cat is in my lap. Hmm, maybe she's what's relaxing for me.

Answer for question 4603.

Who do you think the Republican and Democratic nominees will be for the 2016 presidential election? If those two did become the nominee for their party, which do you think would win? What person do you really wish would run for president in the future?
I would really be surprised if Hillary doesn't get the nomination.

On the other side, could Trump actually get the nomination? I guess that depends on his supporters. His rally's bring in lots of people, but are they there because they believe he should be President, or because he's a celebrity? Are they even going to vote? At least with the other candidates, their supporters are probably planning on voting. I don't believe Trump when he says he won't run as an Independent if he doesn't get the nomination. I don't see him giving up until it's all over.

I think Marco Rubio could win the nomination, but I haven't got a clue which side would actually win the election.

I don't know of anyone that I believe in enough to wish he/she would run for President. Of the people who are in politics today, most have their own agenda. If that agenda happens to coincide with "the good of the country", trust me, it's probably an accident.