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Friday, November 13, 2009

Hello everyone who reads my blog....LOL

I have a question.....does anyone know of anyplace you can still find those(oldfashioned)
cassette players??????????????????? Like a walkman or something???? I have a ton of
cassettes that I would love to listen to, on my little jaunts around the neighborhood,
and I looked at Walmart with no success. Mine broke and I can't seem to find one to
replace it with....

Before anyone says Ipod, I don't know how they work, nor do I know how you would
transfer cassette music to an ipod. I know there has to be someway of using the cassettes
so if anyone has a suggestion, SING OUT...........

Off to try to get my walk in before I get busy on other things.....


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KAT7457 11/14/2009 5:09PM

    did you try like target/kmart/online or if a store is near you?? what about a music store, best buy,what about craigs list?? just a few to mention sometimes if you check out a antique store they may carry one. good luck.

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BMCTRB 11/14/2009 10:11AM

    I got one a couple of years ago at a local CVS. I had lost mine, but I found it and have 2 now. If worse comes to worse, let me know (you think I need TWO of them????)


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    eBay maybe.

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JYANTKILR 11/14/2009 8:11AM

    Ya know, most new cell phones have mp3 players ect. in them, kill two birds with one stone, carry your cell while listening to music. Easy to download music from places like limewire. Your same songs !

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BUGLET- 11/13/2009 7:55PM

    I got one at Rite-Aid when I used it for exercise tapes while walking.

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    They have them on Amazon.com
Here is an example:

Good luck finding one!!

Claudia emoticon

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BIGTIM3 11/13/2009 1:34PM

    Might try a second hand store, or Goodwill, if there's one close by. Good luck in you quest - Tim

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What a lovely day

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Well, whatdya know..........it is 82 degrees here in Alabama. Gee, what a lovely
day. I wish we could go back up to the Little River Canyon and get some more
pictures. The leaves have finally turned in the past week to some beautiful Fall
hues.........would be a splendiferous day to take the bikes out. However, that is
not to be ....

This week has been a difficult one, diet wise. I am not happy with my non-progress
but, I am stubborn as heck, so I am not giving up, but going forward. Seems like my
emotions have tripped me up more than anything. However, I am not accepting any
excuses from me...................LOL............onward

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KALISWALKER 11/13/2009 12:02PM

    Never give up, you will succeed and learn from your struggle!

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KATIE135 11/9/2009 12:34PM

    Good thing your stubborn and getting back on track...Love happens and it is hard sometimes to stay the course. Keep pushing through it you will win!

We did get for a bike ride it is nice out this weekend. Our leaves already turned and are almost done but still nice to get out and about. We had to go into my mother in laws to help her with a window (need the big ladder and I don't want her on it) Any hoo that is a little over an hour away and we took the bikes. Great ride beautiful day....clears my head. I had to stop and take off one of my jackets off and my gloves....LOL

Keep going sister you can push through this platue.


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MRSAKINS2005 11/9/2009 5:01AM

    82 ugh. Too warm for me. LOL. We got into the 60's that's where I like it....

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SHY1965SJ 11/8/2009 6:20PM

    WOW 82 that is great, compared to Mi 68. But we still went for a ride. Here looking to a new and better week. Keep up the positive thinking.

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BMCTRB 11/8/2009 3:29PM

    Our TN weather is good, but not THAT good. LOL

Bonny emoticon

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DOINFINE 11/8/2009 3:22PM

    We could both use a good week! Here's to our success! We can do this!

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BIKERBABE2BE 11/8/2009 3:15PM

    ...and upward. You can do it. I hope this week is a better week for BOTH of us. Keep your chin up!

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Newest update on Sammie

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Today she seems to be a little better but her back legs are still have a wee
bit of trouble. We think it is the medicine, and we did lower her dose because
David thinks someone made an error...the vet said 1 gram per pound per dose,
and the script was for twice that....anyway, she has stumbled a few times going
up and down the 3 steps on the porch, so we go ahead and support her. She does
realize her legs are not as steady as they were. I can see the look in her eyes, and
it is almost as if she is asking why????? I told her she is fine, she is adjusting to her
medicine.........(LOL- I swear she knows what I am saying)

Anway, she is thrilled because I wrap her pills in either a bit of cheese or a dab of
turkey lunchmeat, and since she bolts her food/ usually no chewing involved the pills
are no problem. If I eat toast, you can bet both dogs are lined up in front wanting
their fair share which would be 95 % of anything I am eating.....does not always work
in their favor, but for the most part they come out with a few bites.

She is ten now, her parent cat is 12 or 13, and Davids' dog is 9. The tom-cat took care
of her and mothered her when my son got her at an auction for Toys for Tots..she was
only 4 weeks when we got her. The cat cleaned her, and still does wash her face,
even taught her to eat from a bowl........and yes, they truly adore one another.

This is the latest, and Sammie does appreciate all the messages from her online friends,
prayer partners, and other fur family members.

Blessings on ya'll for caring and supporting my emotional self,,,,
Darlene and Sammie
(her picture is in my photo's if anyone wants to see her

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BUGLET- 11/7/2009 10:39PM

    Hugs, Bug

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SANDYMAE3 11/7/2009 3:15AM

    glad to hear your little sammy is doing better. still praying and i believe it about the cat. i had a min/pin minitature pincher that took in a litter of kittens. she even started lactating. we called them cat dog.

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MUMSKI 11/5/2009 8:21PM

    Glad to hear little Sammie is doing well. Big hugs from me to you both emoticon

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SHY1965SJ 11/5/2009 7:44PM

Glad to hear Sammie is doing better. And yes they do know what we are saying!

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BIKERBABE2BE 11/5/2009 4:28PM

    Hugs for all of you. So glad Sammie is doing better!

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~PAMELA~ 11/5/2009 4:09PM

    I'm so glad to hear Sammie is doing better! Give her some hugs for me. Blessings~

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Update on my Pom

Monday, November 02, 2009

She went in for her bloodwork this morning, did not appreciate being carried off
from us. The bloodwork showed a little bit of irregularity with her liver, so the
vet put her on two meds, one for the liver and one for keeping her calm. They
are starting out midway on the calm pill, and may have to reduce it if she gets to

She is acting like her old self,...........she did eat her supper last night and held it,
and is also
drinking more water, and has had her first dose of liver pill and the other will
follow soon. She ate her food like she was starving when we came home....(she
always thinks she is starving) This little dog would put a Great Dane to shame on
the eat like a glutton thing....................she is a piglet.

I just wanted everyone to know we appreciate the notes and good thoughts ....


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BUGLET- 11/5/2009 12:19PM

    Somehow I missed this blog. I was going to email you to see how she's doing and then I saw this. I hope she has continued to improve. Poor baby.. emoticon emoticon

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MRSAKINS2005 11/3/2009 10:41AM

    I am glad the "baby" is doing better!!!!! I will put her and you in my prayers.

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TXSPLA 11/2/2009 10:11PM

    Really glad Pom is doing better. My Katy, is glad Pom is doing better.


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SHY1965SJ 11/2/2009 7:31PM

So glad your puppy is doing better. Keep up with the meds I hope they make her 100% again.

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MUMSKI 11/2/2009 6:16PM

    Good news Darlene, hope the meds keep her well.

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KAT7457 11/2/2009 5:16PM

    I am glad your dog is feeling much better at least they found out what was wrong.

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SANDYMAE3 11/2/2009 12:40PM

    me to prayers for pom. what is poms name?

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WRITERBECK 11/2/2009 11:44AM

    So glad she's doing better!

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Sick doggie update

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Hi everyone,
My little Pom began having seizures yesterday afternoon. She hasn't been able to
hold food down and very tiny amount of water.
So we called the vet this morning and he met us at the shop, and he gave her a couple
of injections of sedatives to try and break the seizure groupings up. She ate a little
amt. of a hamburger when she got home, and has drank a small amount of water, and
still has had a minor attempt at seizure. We have to take her back at 430 today for
more shots and then tomorrow she has to go in for bloodwork.
There was very little catnaps for me last night for watching her, and she had two more
during the night, one was worse and it is heartbreaking to watch the total panic in her
eyes when she can't get her legs to work right. I pick her up and wrap her lightly in a
big bathtowel and stroke her and talk to her. There is abject terror in her eyes......
we also have been carrying her up n down the steps to go out side. The more she sleeps
the less seizures......
So I am not going to be online much til we can get this lined out. My arm is killing me
from holding her for so long, but that is the only comfort she has, so be it.
She is catching a nap right now and so I am off here. I am thankful David is helping me, if
I have to do something he watches her and picks her up if need be....
So ya'll will know where I am ..........

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MRSAKINS2005 11/3/2009 10:41AM

    Always praying......

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BUGLET- 11/2/2009 9:34AM

    I will continue to pray. It breaks my heart when mine are sick. God bless her and you too..
Hugs, Bug emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MUMSKI 11/2/2009 9:01AM

    Oh! Darlene, so sorry to hear about your beloved pet. I was only saying to John yesterday that is was this time last year that Holly started with her seizures.

I hope they manage to find out what might be causing her problems when you get the bloodwork back. Blessings my friend.


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SHY1965SJ 11/1/2009 8:18PM

I know it's has to be awful to watch you puppy having those seizures and not know why. Here's to the vet finding out soon the cause. My prayers are with you.

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ALASKAN 11/1/2009 5:25PM

I hope that your puppy will get well and back to herself/himself soon. I do not like it when pets are not feeling like themselves. You get to see them do a lot of things when they are feeling good and then they get sick. Sometimes you wish they could tell you what is going on and you end up babying them as though they were kids. I will pray and hope the vet can tell you what's going on.

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LOVABLELUCCA 11/1/2009 5:11PM

    It sure is difficult to see our beloved pet being sick ! Hope you get some relief soon. All the best. I know you want to do everything for your dog but remember to take care of yourself also ! emoticon

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~PAMELA~ 11/1/2009 5:06PM

    I'm so sorry Darlene! I will pray for her to get better. You are being a awesome mommy to her. God Bless emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DODGEEWE 11/1/2009 2:25PM

    How heartbreaking! I'm thinking of you and praying for your Pom. Hopefully the vet can find out what's wrong soon! emoticon

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KAT7457 11/1/2009 2:03PM

    Darlene, I hope and prayer the vet can find out what is going on with her and help her get better. keep us posted. hugs Kat

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