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QUILTS AND BLANKETS for Sandy victims

Thursday, November 08, 2012


I'm a quilter and I get all kinds of info about quilts. Moda fabrics modafabrics.blogspot.com/ is collecting quilts and blankets of any size or shape for the victims of hurricane Sandy. You can visit their website for information or send quilts or blanket to

Basic Housing, Inc.
Attn: Robert Gonzalez/H.SANDY
540 East 180th Street
Bronx, NY 10457

There is a great need.

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SAFETYSUE 11/17/2012 6:22PM

    Great cause, I wish I were into guilting! Maybe I could just buy one and donate it! This is a great thing you are doing!
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MAHGRET 11/8/2012 9:46AM

    Thanks so much for the information.

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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

So four more years of hope and change. It will be change all right, change to our country that may never be altered. We will pay more taxes, some in hidden ways. Obamacare will change the best healthcare system in the world. We have a president who lies, who covers things up, who doesn't support the military, who doesn't accept responsibility for anything, and did I say he lies? He will be out playing golf whenever possible and his wife will be flying around the world, spending $75,000 a day with an entourage of her friends. The USA will become a socialist country and the constitution will be demolished. At least I can say that I was not one of the stupid ones who fell for his rhetoric and lies. This is a sad day for AMericans.

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STSCOTT11 11/9/2012 12:05PM

    For those of you who have a heightened level OF FEAR...I feel for you.
I do wonder though WHAT have you thought about what's been going on FOR ALL THESE YEARS?
Buildings being grounded by terrorists and airplanes.
Young Americans CHILDREN fighting a war over OIL.
I would guess people are sick and tired of things LIKE THAT ALREADY.

But hey...
We could go on forever talking about WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN...
We could go on forever about HOW BAD IT IS...
We could criticize everything our current and former Presidents have EVER DONE.

I don't believe Obama OR ANY ONE PERSON could cure the ills of this country. I believe what the country suffers from is due to years of mismanagement and therefore is incurable. I don't think for a moment he's going to come in with a magic wand and fix it all.

I am a small pea in a huge pod.
I am feel BLESSED EVERYDAY living here...and not some other country REGARDLESS of what I feel about POLITICS.

What I decided is... as a citizen who still loves and enjoys the freedoms I have and always ENJOYED...I am going to the best I can right where I stand.

I don't agree with EVERYTHING Obama is for...or plans.

I haven't and wouldn't disrespect A SOUL calling them anything but their God given name...because I respect MYSELF and even if someone differs from me...doesn't agree with me or the US President I have the sort of dignity that radiants BEYOND disagreement. And in doing so I KNOW that will perpetuate the kind of LIBERTY, PRIDE and UNITY this country sorely NEEDS.

Peace & Blessings to YOU ALL

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1935MARY 11/8/2012 1:43PM

    Hey this is Carol's son Danny. My mom was showing me these comments, so I had to put my two cents in. I agree with everything said on this subject so far. I told my friend yesterday that this would now become the USSA (United Soviet States of America) under comrade Obama. In Knoxville Tennessee yesterday it was cold, rainy, gloomy, and cloudy. I thought for a minute, and said "even God is depressed that Obama got elected.". My son is the only one I talked to on polatics. We were talking and I said you have to read this blog, I didn't know you had gotten more responses. Hope no one minded if he added his 2 cents. Keep praying. Isn't it scary to think about the book 1984 Big brother is watching you, or the movie Logan's run, both of these was fiction at the time, but are they now.

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OLEMOM2 11/7/2012 8:46PM

    I agree that it is a sad day for America. I am concerned about what is going to happen to us, our children and grandchildren, and the country. We did what we could with our vote.

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CANDIK48 11/7/2012 4:17PM

    I'm rededicating myself to being a prepper. I'm fearful for our future as a nation. Our constitution has become nothing more than paper behind a glass. I was appalled to see the electoral college vote in direct opposition to the popular vote in so many states. Did you know there are only a handful of states where the actual individual vote counts? In the rest, the electoral college casts a vote for you because the powers that be don't think Americans are intelligent enough, informed enough or able to vote correctly. We are living in troubled times and I can only see it getting worse, not better.

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LKWQUILTER 11/7/2012 12:28PM

    I so agree with you Carol. All we can do is pray.

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VICKI2705 11/7/2012 8:05AM

    Sad day indeed! Sad that so many americans did fall for such nonsense. However, I am thankful for Jesus! He is where my hope is!

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1935MARY 11/7/2012 7:34AM

    So true. I think this country stared going down hill. when they started taking In God we trust out of everything. My grandmother use to say the rich gets richer and the poor gets poorer. So many people without jobs, and things are shoved down our throats. Ever read the book 1984, well big brother is watching us. emoticon

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DMEYER4 11/7/2012 7:22AM

  I agree.

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We voted!

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Arrived at the polling place this morning at 6:40. There was one man ahead of us. Polls opened at 7:00 and people were starting to arrive. I'm surprised there weren't more there early but glad we were. My husband was number 1 in the precinct to send forth his ballot and I was number 2. I said my prayers this morning for Romney/Ryan to prevail and that God would inspire the undecideds to cast their votes for Romney/Ryan. I don't believe we can go through another 4 years of what we have now.
In 1960, then Senator Kennedy spoke in Manchester, NH. My husband was there to see him with his father. The next day he was president. Last night, Romney was in Manchester, NH! By chance or a methodical choice? I believe the latter. Romney is making every additional effort today to finish up the campaign and speak in different areas of the country. THis will be a long day. emoticon

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LKWQUILTER 11/6/2012 8:27PM

    We voted early and are praying too.

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LJCANNON 11/6/2012 9:19AM

    emoticon Praying that God's Will be done, and for Healing in our Country.

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Monday, October 29, 2012

MIL had a good 6 days where she seemingly was recovered from all her ailments. In fact, a hospice nurse came to evaluate her and deemed she wasn't bad enough for Hospice yet. Then Saturday, hubby was gone to the FSU football game and I was at a sewing workshop all day. When I got home at 3:00. SHe was asleep, hadn't eaten lunch that was sitting ready for her and said she wasn't feeling well. She was weak and having trouble breathing and I almost called 911 not knowing what was going on. But I put her to bed with her oxygen and she said she was feeling better.
Sunday morning at 5:00 we hear her yelling. Hubby got her up to go to the bathroom and she started gasping for breath. Could not even get up off the toilet. So we called 911. ANd off the hospital she went winding up in CCU. They said they would keep her 3 or 4 days and yesterday she had recovered somewhat. Her left leg is swollen and red as it gets that way periodically.
So that was our weekend. I guess we are going to have episodes of this off and on. From good to bad. I'm going to call the hospice nurse today and tell her she was a week early.
The most complaining MIL did in the hospital was that they hadn't fed her. When she stops eating, we will know that is the end.

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FIFIFRIZZLE 11/3/2012 11:40PM

    Hoping MIL is better and back from hospital soon.

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EBURGITE 11/1/2012 10:57AM

    praying for strength and peace. emoticon

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SANDYW1945 10/29/2012 5:55PM

    Oh goodness. This is so hard on her and you and your husband. Sending Good thoughts your way.


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KASEYCOFF 10/29/2012 3:46PM

    Oh, it is so difficult, for her and for you. I don't know if it's much consolation, but you are doing the right thing - taking care of her at this stage of her life. You're in my T&P, hon...

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LKWQUILTER 10/29/2012 1:55PM

    Sorry to hear about your bad weekend with MIL but you did have 6 good days. Hate to say but that is the way it goes--good day/bad day. Sending prayers your way. Remember to take time for and care of yourself. (((HUGS)))

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

MIL was up at 2:30 trying to get dressed. My husband made her get back into bed but she was up again at 5:30 a.m., half dressed and mumbling to herself. We've been tracking her blood sugar readings in the a.m. and this morning it was 146. Been close to that each morning. She was lethargic and I would describe her as "in a stupor". Maybe she does have diabetes and this afternoon we have an appointment with the doctor so there will be a lot of questions I"m sure. We will both go. I made her an egg sandwich and coffee and hopefully she will perk up.
Last night, after nearly 3 weeks of this, my husband and I just looked at each other and wondered how we were going to manage. There are other family issues going on as well and I just keep taking my meds and saying my prayers.
Also, last night, she said she had a visitor, a woman, sleeping with her. She sees people all the time and has for years. So this morning she asked us if we had seen the woman. Of course we hadn't. When she dressed herself this morning, she is braless with a dirty top. So I've got to help her with that. I"m thinking that this is what has been going on with her for sometime as when she was at the retirement apt, we would call her and she would be mumbling and not awake. So it will be interesting to see what is up.
Does anyone know about Hospice? I've been told that Hospice can come even if death is not imminant if the doctor prescribes it. At 93 and with all these health issues, you would think we would qualify. I know they have people other than nurses, like social workers and volunteers that will come and help. Thanks all!

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EBURGITE 10/19/2012 12:22PM

    hi, again--someone posted this, and it made me think of you. http://stg.do/9i0c hope it encourages you and brings some laughter. i've learned that stress can usually be managed as effectively with laughter as with tears. emoticon

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EBURGITE 10/19/2012 10:36AM

    i don't think hospice will do that, but they may. like lkw said, there are home health care providers. in washington, they also have something like "chore girls" who help with non-medical stuff. is there an area organization on aging, or elder care or something? a lot of communities have elder day care services. making connections that will get you the services your mil needs will allow you to go the distance.
you are in my prayers. hang in there! emoticon

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FIFIFRIZZLE 10/18/2012 2:01PM

    Being up in the night sounds like having children all over again. I hope you find a way to manage your MIL's sleep so you two can get your rest, something we all need plenty of.

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LKWQUILTER 10/18/2012 10:47AM

    I know there is home health care providers but not sure how that works. Mama had some after she had a stroke--helped bathe, do light housekeeping 2 or 3 days/wk, and a nurse came several times to check her. Daddy was at home with her so they didn't do a lot of visiting.

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