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:happydance: I sent this to my friends as an email. But since some of you are not on my email list, I am sending it as a blog. Sorry a little long.   My Friends are divided into 3 groups - those friends that I have met from school, work, some who do not have email etc.; those who love the chihuahua breed and my Stroker Brothers and sisters. Time is divided into weeks in reference to babies, months as they grow older and later we count years. There comes a time when milestones are celebrate

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Christmas - The Good and the Bad!

Don't get me wrong. To be honest, I love gifts. They don't have to be expensive or even something that is really needed, so please understand this when you read the bad section. THE GOOD: If you have heard some fowl words being ottered by someone, it was me. I love those el cheapo can openers that you could buy for 25 cents. Nothing fancy, didn't last a life time but did the jobs. OK, like everything else the prive went up - to $1. Still the best as far as I am concerned. They are around but y

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Piggie ate too much!

Being bulimic is bad; but when compared to a symptom of a bleed, perhaps it would be #1. But, not wanting that either, I finally used a cola and am about to have another to relieve the residuals of being a buffet pig!   Oh, everything was so good! We went earlier than we should have and there were many people there and we parked in the last row, but the walk back after in a very light rain wasn't too bad.   I started out ok with veggies from the salad section and a few T. of salads, tuna,

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I'm back in a department store

Almost 4-1/2 years ago, was my last day merchandising in a department store. When Sir Bleed came, some individuals were given the gift of some great jobs and I ended up in rehab. In about 2 months, I will start my 20th year as a Field merchandiser. I loved the work and still do, and I think of all the lines I've serviced in that time, I most enjoyed the department stores, especially during the holidays when they all were decorated big time. I worked several "part time" jobs and the work was very

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THE CRAZY CAT- Part 2

Of course neither of the other two animals would tell us where he could be or gave any indication that he was not there and hiding. He had disappeared in thin air. Friday, at 8 am my sister had a Dr. appt. but tried to get the Humane Society to see if he had been turned in but they don

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THE CRAZY CAT (in 2 parts) PART 1

This past week has been an awful week!!!   As those of you know from my blogs or come to chat, I have been having trouble getting the building permit so that I can have a modular home set in a rural area- on wetland. You also know that I am living at my sisters and she has 2 cats; I have a 6 lb. chihuahua. And you know, that the older cat by about 6 months is a short-haired common white cat- very sweet and terribly stupid as well as being a wimp. His name is Pinky because of his pink nose etc

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Phones and Demos!

I HATE PHONES! And demos, well they can be upsetting to say the least - as well as painful.   This has been a difficult week. I had accepted doing a demo in Walmart. It was for hand lotions (doesn't matter which but both are very popular and also a bit expensive) Knowing this, I put a negative sing. It was people do not like demos that are not food (most important) and which allows the customer to sample the product but does not give a coupon. I guess it was my attitude that kept me from taki

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Ram Dass

I wasn't going to the Noetic Science meeting until I read this meeting notice:   Topic: RAM DASS - Fierce Grace (DVD - 93 min.) -- with discussion. Newsweek: "An engrossing, poignant meditation on spirituality, consciousness, healing and the unexpected grace of aging"   "The stroke caused me to lose faith, and it was a cold, cold place, and I suddenly realized it was fierce grace

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New form of therapy! And it WORKS!

Donna, Kimmie and Kristina; Asha and all other adults with Hemiplegia from a Stroke or Brain Imjury this is a new treatment and Management called NEURO-IFRAH (Neuro-Integtative Functional Rehabilitation and Habilitation)   I have heard of this since almost its beginning. Two therapists from the acute Rehab I went to were sent to California to learn the system. Last year, a woman I know who had not gotten very good therapy (no thanks to her HMO) was given the opportunity as all of us at Stroke

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Sad report

It is with sadness that I inform you of the demise of the Bonsai Watermelon. The main artery through which it received oxygen and water/food has dried up; there is no hope of any recovery.   Later today, I will be performing surgery to extract seeds for future generations of this strain. The autopsy, examination will have a picture taken for future comparison and research.   I will then perform the last test and that will be "to taste".   No doubt there will be a report given on tonight

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An optical illusion. Check it!

For 15 years I have gone to the same   You must have the best eyes in the world   my eyes were straining to read your blog...such a small font   [/size]Hello!   It's an optical illusion!   I'm the one with the bad eye and even I can see that we are all using the same font (#2 on our chart) and in a way, mine even looks larger. Perhaps it is the artist in me, but, I choose to use color, bold and italics "in keeping with my balance". You have all chosen the default- black, not bold

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The new doctor

I HATE change! For 15 years I have gone to the same Dr. He left the state and sold his practice to a bimbo Dr. I just could not take him! so..........I had to find a new one. I started out in library looking at the books that have every doctor in the US listed, their age, address, and I think school attended and residency.......I listed suitable ones. To me a US or good Canadian University, a private practice, not young but with a few years, a man (I'm a (fe)male chauvinist pig, and things like

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5'2" - what can I do?

I.m always looking for one time jobs as icing on the cake and so when I found one that seemed to be ok for me and was 4 times a year to boot, I applied and got 4 locations.   The job consists of going to a Citgo station and putting in 6 forms of POP (brochures, signs etc.) I should have known when I went to the first pace that I was in for trouble. Their parking area was all filled and when I tried to get a space on the other side a car beat me. So I decided to start at the furthest place, Th

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Computer Hell!

I have missed my friends in chat! I spent last night in computer hell with an AOL tech. It was awful. :Tantrum: Although I had patience with rehab, I have NO patience with the telephone. Show me a telephone and I go bananas, especially when they atart if such and such, push 2, if so and so, push 3. So when all else failed my sister who I asked to help said you have to call tech help on your cell phone. A double whammo. I don't like listening through my cheek bone on that stupid little phone. I h

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Life is Cruel Part 2

I find unexpected meetings interesting. I had such a happening today. The % of chances that things like this happen must be very high.   I had gone to the library to a meeting. I almost didn't go; an out of town freind asked about us meeting for lunch and so I was going to miss the meeting- not that it really mattered. I honestly don't know what attracts me to the organization. Our plans changed and I did go to the meeting Some people left right ater the movie they showed end; I stayed until,

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Bonsai Canteloupe. LOL

Many, many years ago when I was about 9, I planted a watermelon seed - in New Jersey. The soil wasn't exactly for it. It did start to grow and being a kid, I stuck my nail in it to see if it was "real" and of course that killed it.   About 2 months ago, I planted some canteloupe seeds in pots and one really took off and started to grown. I watched it as you would a child. It got to be the size of a tangerine and was starting to get too heavy to just hang, so I raised it and rested it on a pot

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Getting a new doctor

Due to circumstances, not of my doing, it is necessary for me to go to a new doctor. This is extremely stressful for me; I hate change. Needless to say, my life these past few years have been full of change.   In a nutshell, my doctor of 14-1/2 years had left the area and apparently the state. This is nothing new with him. It seems to be a flaw he has- at least to my way of feeling. Hating change, I set very deep roots and it takes dynamite (in this case a meaningful stroke) to unearth them.

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I can't believe it, I'm back!

This is quite a surprise. My problems with strokenet is now gone, and I want to thank whoever was responsible. Computers! Guess you have to love them. but they can really mess up one's spirit when they decide not to work. Anyway, this is the blog, I had intended to put on Tues. past.   I sold my soul to the devil. I did it with my eyes wide open, but after almost 2-1/2 years and almost 1 of intensive searching, Part 1 has been accomplished. Hopefully, part 2 and all that follows will be a litt

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Those offkey sounds you heard were me

I had some time before the mail and lunch and there it was -as always- the piano. It's actually been a very long time since I played the piano, perhaps 40 years except when I'd play some 4 handed fun music with some kids I baby sat for. But today, no one was here and the windows were closed because of air conditioning and I thought I'd see if I had to count the spaces and lines to figure the notes on the music. There was a book of simple arrangements from Oliver so I sat down and surprised mysel

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Reverse Mortgage

Unless you are 62, this will just be something interesting to read, but if you are 62, this may be a subject you should look into.   We all know how stroke robs people of the things in life that they have worked so hard for. We know about people loosing their homes because they are no longer able to pay their mortgage payment or the taxes and insurance on their homes and desparately need the money for their long treatments. I don't know the % of people here that are 62 since there seem to no

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Pirate Bars

It's time for me to again bring something for refreshments at the Orchid Society meeting. I leave the drinks (soda) for the guys, and feel that purchased baked goods, while nice, isn't as special as home made. A friend had recently sent me 3 recipes each made with a can of sweetened condensed milk. Today, I tried one of the recipes to see if it would be ok. Didn't want any mishap the last minute. Except that it took me a little longer than it should because I haven't fully learned to use my good

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Boo Hoo! Work tomorrow!

It is now about 9:15pm and shortly I have to go to sleep so I can get up for work tomorrow. Fortunately, this is the "local week" and I get to sleep an hour later, but I am already missing the days when I did lots of things that I couldn't have done otherwise.   I went to Reiki Tuesday night. It was a disappointment though. Each group does things a little differently. They do table Reiki here; I'm used to chair Reiki. It takes about an hour to get there and the same home so it's a long evenin

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"Gathering" report

Well yesterday was the first day of the "weekly gathering" which is what it is called on the notice on the bulletin board in the library. It is much more detailed than the ad I had put here and which is going in freebie throw-a-way papers.   I do want to thank all for their remarks. I was very careful of all words used so none would be misconstrued. I originally thought of the word "social" and obviously, immediately discarded that. Nancy your suggestion of the word "companion" but that also

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Need suggestions and remarks

To my friendly guinea pigs........sorry, but that is what I am asking you to be while giving me some advice and suggestions.   Those of you who were on chat last night know what this is about. Those who hadn't heard what it is about should get the idea from this new release.   I am putting this in a giveaway paper called Seniors and any other that puts free listings of meeting and groups. What effect would reading a notice like this have on you. Any suggestions. I hope it isn't too long fo

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