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At a crossroads

Sandy, Sandy, Sandy ..........
Posted:Jul 4, 2020 6:40 am
Last Updated:Jul 5, 2020 3:10 pm

Do you really expect people here on the site behave on command when you know damned well curiosity killed the cat? I'm down for the count. I came, I looked, I read. ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH …….....
Keeping it simple ......... in the midst of distress
Posted:Jun 23, 2020 2:11 pm
Last Updated:Jun 24, 2020 11:42 am

The past three weeks or so have been exasperating for me …. all centered on losing a filling in a tooth and trying to get in to see a dentist! ANY dentist!! I finally got an appointment for this past Monday, June 22nd. I drove an hour and fifteen minutes to FINALLY get the job done. Wouldn't you know …. over the weekend I popped out with a fever blister on my lower lip, a "cold sore," Herpes Simplex …. call it what you will. I thought, OMG! This won't do! I called the dentist's office Monday morning and explained my dilemma. Just as I expected, the response was NO, we can't accept you with an active cold sore. I drove back home with nothing done. I was stressed and upset all the way through this entire ordeal.

When I arrived back in town, I stopped at my regular dentist's office in tears. They had originally told me it would be WEEKS before I could get in, therefore, my trip out of town to offset the delay. Now, and IF the cold sore is healed in a week's time, I have an appointment for Weds. July 1st. I'm nursing the cold sore with hydrogen peroxide as often as I think of it … six, seven, eight times a day … and it helps to handle the soreness.

Meanwhile, I'm trying my damnedest to avoid food getting caught in what feels like a crater. I'm starved for favorite foods in being cautious!

Tonight, I will try chewing a bagel on one side of my mouth. I'm hungry! I picked up some onion bagels, a package of Philly cream cheese, and a product called Bagel Seasoning at Aldi's, touted on Aldi Nerds. I have a nice avocado that has ripened and is prime to be eaten. I'll toast a bagel, spread it with cream cheese and some thick slices of avocado …. then sprinkle it with the Aldi's seasoning. It'll be a meal.

Are any of you peeps out there Aldi Nerds?? This recipe sounded simple and yummy, though with a handicapped tooth supply, it might be a struggle to chew!

I can't wait to get this tooth thing behind me!

This is old ... just a reminder ...
Posted:Jun 16, 2020 3:06 pm
Last Updated:Jun 18, 2020 4:51 am

Recent Headliner: "Republicans block U.S. Senate Democrats' move on making Mueller report public".

In February, I posted the following blog that received only 4 comments indicating little interest:

"I am passionate about what befalls my country - ever more so after watching Trump Dynasty on A & E tonight where Trump announced on a taped recording that 'The Mob respects me " and assured us that his achievements have been made possible through his 'associations'. Truth be told ... straight from the 's mouth.

Mess with Trump and suffer the consequences. He has a network of thugs that'll take care of you. It's obvious to me that his appointees are in his pocket, including Barr, his newly appointed AG; and, including his stacking of the Supreme Court with the likes of Kavanaugh. Personally, I think Mueller has folded under threat and/or knowledge of the overwhelming forces against him in conceivably coming clean of his actual findings .... FEAR???? Thus, he operates close to the bone.

Trump is never happy to win the public debate through support of his 30 percent loyalists. He demands blood! His goal is to conquer the remaining 70 percent. He wants to DESTROY his adversaries out of vengeance and silence his opposition. He follows that vengeance to and beyond the grave as we've witnessed through his recent reiteration and condemnation of John McCain. There is NO end to his ugliness.

Currently, Avenatti is in his crosshairs and it appears Trump has sent his 'Lieutenants" to do him in. Today's headlines read: "Fraud case [against Avenatti] has connections to Trump". Do your homework. Check out who appointed the judge(s) and who brings forward the contrived, mounting charges.

While Trump has touted his oft repeated MAGA, he steps outside our boundaries by aligning himself with the likes of Putin, Netanyahu and the crown prince of Saudi and ignoring the rest of us!!

I guess I'm among those he calls 'evil and treasonous" for daring to confront what I can view through the smoke screen.

How SOON distractions thwart our vision.

In small ways, we can brighten someone else's day .....
Posted:Jun 15, 2020 6:48 am
Last Updated:Jun 16, 2020 5:36 am

It takes so little!

I still cook up a storm … unlike a few folks in "my wing" of my senior dwelling that do no cooking at all and live on served lunches and leftovers for later … or ZAP, prepared foods.

People make comments to me about the smell of my cooking that apparently penetrates beyond my quarters. I share with some of those - as many as I can - simple things, like tuna/noodle casserole, meatloaf, homemade spaghetti sauce with pasta, stir fries, soups, stews, whatever.

They are eternally grateful and show it in the way of putting a note under my door with a monetary gratuity! Like, H-E-L-L-O … it isn't necessary! One came in the form of a $20.00 gift certificate from our local Pick 'n Save Grocery store!

I ask nothing but appreciation for the effort spent … and a compliment of the feed! THAT does my heart good! It has no dollar value!

I'm just happy I'm still able to navigate a kitchen and provide for myself as well as others. Today, it's ham, scalloped potatoes … produced from a wonderful, bone in ham a neighbor delivered to my door with the request! How GREAT a feeling is that??? All I can declare is, "Coming up!! I'm at your service, thank you very m
I hope July 4th doesn't mean another photo op!
Posted:Jun 14, 2020 10:38 am
Last Updated:Jun 15, 2020 5:59 am

What are the chances??
Cranberry/Nut Bread .. at Sandy's request .....
Posted:Jun 14, 2020 9:20 am
Last Updated:Jun 15, 2020 4:30 am

Cranberry/Nut Bread

2 cups flour
The zest from one orange (optional)
1/2 cup white
1/2 cup brown
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

Blend dry ingredients …..

1/2 teaspoon baking soda dissolved in 1/2 cup warm water
3/4 cup orange juice
1 lg egg
2 Tablespoons shortening or butter, melted

Blend dry with mixed, wet ingredients ….


1 and 1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries (When they're fresh and firm, I slice them in half; if they're frozen whole, I slice them before they're thawed when they're still firm.)
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Bake at 350 degrees for 40 45 mins.


It's WORK, but worth it! I live in cranberry land so I always freeze them whole when they're in season. I'll be happy with feedback.

Trump's address at West Point ....
Posted:Jun 13, 2020 8:29 am
Last Updated:Jun 28, 2020 5:17 am

… was obviously composed by his 'ghost writers'. It WASN'T him! The dunce obviously read from a prepared script that attempted to make him appear PRESIDENDIAL. He's just seeking to sound like one. It's just another charade.
Where's Lucy (Glumo)???
Posted:Jun 12, 2020 4:19 am
Last Updated:Jun 15, 2020 3:24 pm

Lucy loves Throwback Thursday but she didn't appear this week, nor did she view my sharing of my dolly last week in response to hers. I'm concerned about her!
How did you spend your 'stimulus' money?
Posted:Jun 9, 2020 4:56 pm
Last Updated:Jun 10, 2020 12:12 pm

I purchased what I consider a luxury item, a 3-inch memory foam cover for my mattress with a couple of new sheet sets to accommodate the depth. I'm sleeping on a cloud. I'm glad I awarded myself that kindness. It's heavenly!

I had no immediate 'needs,' just unnecessary 'wants,' so I banked the rest. It could conceivably pay for my annual trip to AZ without drawing on resources … IF that's a go.

I don't think I did much 'stimulating'! How about YOU?

For Lucy (Glumo) .... my dolly
Posted:May 30, 2020 8:55 am
Last Updated:Jun 15, 2020 3:29 pm
She may look like a baby …. BUT, she's approximately 46 yrs old! Time has been good her. LOL

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