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Happy Birthday to Me and Grandma

Monday, February 08, 2010

I was born on my dear grandmother's birthday and named after her. My grandparents raised me for the first five years of my inhabiting this planet, and I miss them sooooo much. Today I'll be celebrating in peaceful, happy ways for us both. And thankful to have had such wonderful, warm people in my life who gave me so much love.

I'm going to give myself the day off the computer, but wishing all my friends a wonderful day.

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JHADZHIA 2/10/2010 12:56PM

    Wishing a belated birthday to you and your grandmother! I too, was raised by my grandmother in my early years. She was a special person to come in from her beloved north country to spend time in the hated city to look after us.
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 2/9/2010 6:44PM

    Happy Belated Birthday to you and your grandmother,
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Grandparents are very special people and I am glad you had yours from the beginning. Your great memories are wonderful also!!! Thank you for sharing.
Blessings and hugs,

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LINDA25427 2/8/2010 11:13AM

    Happy Birthday to you both !!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DDHEART 2/8/2010 10:20AM

    emoticon emoticon Enjoy your shared birthday and all the fond memories!

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LISANANCY 2/8/2010 9:00AM

    Happy Birthday. Good for you. Taking the day off for yourself emoticon

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JCORYCMA 2/8/2010 8:18AM

    Happy Birthday!!
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KALATHIA 2/8/2010 8:04AM

    Happy birthday!

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MUSIC66 2/8/2010 6:15AM

    happy birthday to you andyour grandma.

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ALEXSGIRL1 2/8/2010 5:50AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonhappy birthday my grandma was my best friend also. emoticon

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JERSEYGIRL1950 2/8/2010 4:32AM

    Happy Birthday to You and Gramma~ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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What I Usually Do, Well, Today I Didn't

Sunday, February 07, 2010

I usually allow plenty of time when I'm going out to allow for traffic or whatever. Today I did not as I headed out for the symphony event.

I usually know exactly where the venues are located. For example, I knew where this concert was going to be.

Got there, and guess what? Nope it wasn't on that part of the campus. The symphony was playing at a local campus in one of their halls. I'd been familiar at one time, but I guess not now.

So I found someone who gave me the directions of how to get into the different part of the campus, and steered my vehicle headed in the right direction. I usually mapquest ahead of time. I usually know the roadways since I've lived here a million years. But I was in the wrong lane and did not get to the correct turnoff. Yup, there it is, as I drove by.

With just 15 minutes to go, sure, I could've made a U-turn, but didn't. Just came back home. All dressed up with nowhere to go. Some days are just like this. I could've sworn that I was operating with maximum clarity and efficiency today. (smiling)

Had a wonderful sunshine walk early this morning. Will go easy on the pizza during the little football gathering this afternoon. I usually don't watch the Superbowl, but you know the rest. Today is different. (smiling)

Wishing all a fun Sunday.

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JCORYCMA 2/7/2010 5:50PM

    Dang! Sorry to hear that you missed the concert. We've all had those "senior moments"! Good for you to plan to take it easy on the pizza. I'm afraid my frustration would have just made me more likely to be naughty! My dear hubby had to go out of town on business so there went my football guide! He's very patient to explain why little white flags are getting thrown around and such! I think I'll cuddle up with a book instead...
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THEADMIRAL 2/7/2010 5:40PM

    Boy, I thought I was the only one that got into situations like that! Then I get so mad at myself! emoticon I like your style and admire it! emoticon Have a fun evening and celebrate life! emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 2/7/2010 5:33PM

    Ah well you know what they say about the best laid plans of mice and men!I guess it just wasn't meant to be.Enjoy the football gathering I am going to read a book for a while and recuperate from guests and be back when I regroup my forces!

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LISANANCY 2/7/2010 5:33PM

    Have a great time. You will keep things under control, right? emoticon

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Walking in the Rain

Saturday, February 06, 2010

There's nothing like walking in the rain. Maybe because San Diego gets so little, but to me, it feels and sounds magical. The negative ions feed my soul. And walking is the best stress reliever I know. It's my fix for everything. Just got in and doing it again later today.

My Prince Harry is better today. Not 100 percent, but better is good. Thanks to all who sent their best wishes. Very much appreciated.

Got a free ticket to the symphony tomorrow. Hooray, hooray for me. (smiling) Love all kinds of music.

Wishing everyone a fun, happy weekend.

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ALEXSGIRL1 2/7/2010 9:07AM

    have a great time at the concert glad you cat is doing better. i love to walk my troubles away too. emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 2/7/2010 1:26AM

    Rain ah what a magical dream here it is bloody well snowing again .....Of course you know rain is my natural habitat it brings to mind a 1972 song by Love Unlimited "walking in the Rain with the One I love" Of course most rain walking I do know is done with the dog as my husband doesn't believe he is drip dry or he whines that he gets enough rain when he is on manoeuvres so the dog being a spaniel at least likes the water!
Enjoy the symphony !So glad Prince Harry is on the mend!

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SKYEFYR 2/6/2010 7:41PM

  Glad Harry is continuing to improve!

Rain? Geeze, we got over a foot of snow here. (I think it was 18 inches as the final total. Sure you don't miss NJ???)

Enjoy the rain, enjoy your walk, and enjoy the symphony tomorrow! Happy early birthday!!!

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JCORYCMA 2/6/2010 6:13PM

    I'm so glad your kitty is on the mend! My Max gets a little eye trouble now and then but he is such a stinker about the eyedrops! Enjoy the symphony!
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WATERMELLEN 2/6/2010 4:37PM

    Tap dancing in the gutters??

Glad to hear your good news!

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THEADMIRAL 2/6/2010 4:01PM

    I'm so glad to read that Prince Harry is better! I used to completely stress out when my kitty cats were ill (my friends thought I was a little weird, but they were my babies!). Hopefully you'll be able to fully enjoy your Annual Natal Celebration on Monday now that he's on the mend.

How cool to have a free ticket to the symphony! Awesome! Enjoy the experience! emoticon

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JERSEYGIRL1950 2/6/2010 2:37PM

    I hope you were singing too! emoticon Enjoy your musicfest tomorrow..Hugs

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JLITT62 2/6/2010 1:50PM

    I don't mind walking in the rain, but the dogs really loathe it. They're better about walking in the snow, as long as it isn't slushy on the ground. Picky little guys.

Enjoy your concert!

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LISANANCY 2/6/2010 1:48PM

    Don't you just love a happy ending. Glad little Prince Harry is doing better emoticon

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KALATHIA 2/6/2010 1:44PM

    Sounds like you're having the perfect day! Hooray!!!

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The Up Side to a Stressful Situation

Friday, February 05, 2010

Okay, brought my Harry into the vet this morning. She's a great doc who does not try to up-sell and guilt you. He's got a corneal ulcer which is common for this breed of cat. He's got antibiotic eyedrops and I should see improvement soon. In fact, I already have. He's decided to eat and drink again, so I am elated. However, I've been up all night with him and he's not dozing off yet.

Stressed over his health and the impending vet bill, I realized that there is a great benefit in all this...


Monday is my b'day and I'd thought I'd have a nice weekend. Instead, I'll be closely watching his progress and that in itself is a great present - better health. However, I do hope it's just this basic infection and not something bigger and nastier waiting in the wings. These boys are so fragile.

Hope all are having a good day, and wishing you a fun weekend.

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SKYEFYR 2/6/2010 7:39PM

  So glad to hear your furbaby is feeling better and it's something so easily fixable! And I'll keep my fingers crossed that it really is that simple.

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IZZYBEBOP 2/6/2010 9:26AM

    I'm glad you took him in and he has medicine now.

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MARTY19 2/6/2010 7:26AM

    Cars are fragile and we don't realize it because they always seem so confident and self-sufficient. I miss my 2 cats and am thinking about getting a new one.


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JLITT62 2/6/2010 5:26AM

    Here's more healing vibes so that you may still enjoy your birthday (I'm going to have to try to remember, but if not, a pre-happy birthday. We share the same birthday week.


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HICALGAL 2/6/2010 2:30AM

    at least he's eating and drinking so that's a good sign. take care of yourself and get some rest... emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 2/5/2010 9:14PM

    hope harrry is better soon so you can rest and eat healthy again. have a happy birthday full of smiles and laughs. emoticon

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JCORYCMA 2/5/2010 7:26PM

    I'll be thinking about your kitty this weekend! He's got at least 8 lives left I bet!
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LADYNETTIE 2/5/2010 7:07PM

    Your kitties are so precious. My thoughts are with you that his little eye gets well.

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RICH530 2/5/2010 6:51PM

    My thoughts will be with you!! i hope he is fine soon!!
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LISANANCY 2/5/2010 5:54PM

    Hey, lots of good news and a birthday. I think this will add up to a great weekend. Hope you get some rest emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 2/5/2010 5:41PM

    Thank heavens ,I have been waiting anxiously for news ! It sounds like he will be reigning over his kingdom quite happily soon! I will be keeping my fingers crossed but if Prince Harry is anything like most pets he knows how to wrap you around his paw and a little illness can bring on much extra attention so it is worth playing to the max ! All will be well you deserve a great birthday present! emoticon

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JERSEYGIRL1950 2/5/2010 5:36PM

    Hope that's all it is too..thoughts and prayers . Hugs

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When Your Pet is Sick, The World Goes Sideways

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Well, my Prince Harry has an eye closed. I've researched what to do and have been treating it tenderly. But will probably have to take him to the vet tomorrow. Honestly, this is not a good time for vet bills. On top of everything else, a pet that doesn't feel well is the pits. Love these boys.

Hope all have a good evening.

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JCORYCMA 2/5/2010 7:29PM

    I had a dog that had a chronic illness once and I spent a fortune on him. Many people said I was foolish, but your pets are family. I had the vets cell phone number - that's how often I had to call him :) Got my cats now and I'd do the same for them...
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SKYEFYR 2/5/2010 4:25PM

  Wish I had seen this yesterday. If you think he might have pink eye, an easy fix is a teabag. Soak it in hot water for a few minutes and hold it on is eye. He won't like it, but the tea will draw out the infection.

Hope he's feeling better soon!

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ROBNDOM 2/5/2010 12:50PM

    Prayers for Prince Harry. Our fur babies are so important to us. When they hurt, we hurt.

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IZZYBEBOP 2/5/2010 9:52AM

    I so hope Harry feels better. I know what you mean, they're like our kids. BeBop threw up yesterday, and all day we were watching him. Losing Gidget was SO hard on me, and I know that eventually that time will come, but it just brings back all the fears.

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RICH530 2/5/2010 7:10AM

    Sending positive thoughts to you and Prince Harry!! I hope all is well with both of you!!
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EVIE_M 2/5/2010 6:33AM

  I hope that Harry feels better soon. My world turns upside down when one of my fur babies is sick.

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JERSEYGIRL1950 2/5/2010 4:59AM

    Hope everything is baby is my best bud

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JLITT62 2/5/2010 4:58AM

    Sending healing vibes your way. I hope you're able to avoid the vet, or that it's easily (and inexpensively) treatable.

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LISANANCY 2/4/2010 10:27PM

    They can not tell you how they feel, that's awful emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 2/4/2010 10:01PM

    Oh I do hope it is something simple.I know how it feels when a beloved pet needs care and vet bills can be out of this world but sometimes you go in and it is next door to nothing to fix!I'll be keeping my fingers crossed and True will cross her paws for Prince Harry too!

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ALEXSGIRL1 2/4/2010 8:18PM

    hope your dog price harry is well soon hugs for you both emoticon

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KALATHIA 2/4/2010 7:55PM

    Hope Prince Harry feels better soon.

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