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  1. elliesmom says:

    Do you remember when I said I’d only start wearing socks if it snowed again? I’m wearing socks.

    • Somebody says:

      Sorry 😞 Wow, snow huh? Hopefully not a significant amount, just a dusting. Aren’t the grandkids suppose to arrive tomorrow? What’s the extended forecast look like? Hopefully there are some nice days forecast during their visit. Did you finish your last dress?

      • elliesmom says:

        It’s a lot more than a dusting. We have at least two inches already, and it’s coming down hard. I needed my crampons to put the trash out this morning. It’s in the mid to high 30s so when it stops, it should disappear quickly. The weather for next week looks lovely. Perfect weather for teaching Crash how to ride her bike without training wheels and to look for turtles with her brother. I’m hoping they’re going to close the dam while they’re here so they can watch the beach reappear. I’ve made some progress on the dress. It might get finished today since neither dog wants to leave the house. But if it doesn’t, it’s a pledge to myself I’ve broken. Crash won’t care if I put it back into the cupboard and sew for her instead. 🙂

    • DeniseVB says:

      Happy Spring 😀

      • elliesmom says:

        I live right under that big patch of yellow that passes over RI.

      • Constance says:

        We have weird but good weather in Seattle too. It’s 75 out! We haven’t had rain in a week. I’m headed to my first drinks in the garden party in an hour. This is just very odd. We used to grow new lawns in Seattle by throwing the seed out in April and ignoring it. No watering, nothing. Now I have actually had to water my established plants twice. I couldn’t afford the water bill to rehab the lawn. I actually prefer this new weather but I’m glad I put in air conditioning which 15 years ago we never would have needed.

    • lateblum says:

      I thought of that this morning when the temp was in the upper 30’s. I didn’t wear socks, but I also didn’t wear sandals. Sorry, em. It should be a short lived event, though. Our temps will be in the low 50’s today through the weekend, I think. At least the sun is out for now. 🌞

      • elliesmom says:

        One of the ways fall is nicer than spring is you wake every morning, and it’s a bit colder, and you can feel the chill in the air. Then one morning you wake up, and it’s 80 degrees, and you get one last day of summer. In the spring you feel it getting warmer, and them BAM! you get snow and one last day of winter. I’m rather enjoying today. With a little luck it’s the period at the end of “Winter 2020-21”. I like closure. 😉

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        • lateblum says:

          I just heard on the weather report that on this date last year, we had 5 inches of snow on the ground. The baseball teams couldn’t play. And of course when they could play, they couldn’t have fans present. Today is a much better day here. Enjoy your last day of pre-Spring. 💕

    • foxyladi14 says:

      Keep those tootsies warm. 😀

  2. Dora says:

    Watch out for those raccoons!

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    BOO! 🙂

  6. Mothy67 says:

    Elderly hispanic woman brutally beaten on L.A. bus – mistaken for being Asian.
    Perp isbID’d as Yasmine Beasly, but no indication of her race in American coverage even though she was arrested. Daily Mail reports she is a 23 year old black woman.
    Our media built this.Suckholes.

  7. Dora says:

    I don’t know why this is news, but it’s fun to keep up with the president.

  8. votermom says:

    beautiful bouquet today

  9. Dora says:

    Can’t make this stuff up!

  10. Mothy67 says:

    In ten days with no meds my fasting glucose has gone from 290 to 131. I have only been walking. Hardly strenuous and limiting carbs to between 60 and 90 per meal. Monday I will start back at the gym. I wanted to make sure I was covid free since I was in the hardest hit of the city hospitals for 6 days. So far all clear. The doc, without an A1c, had put me on insulin. A shot in the belly with each meal plus another dose at bedtime. Uh no- not without a fight. He didn’t even try a scrip before going to injection????
    It was easily the most harrowing experience of my life. It was strictly detox. There is no therapy. People (most) are sent to rehab after, but detox itself is just medical. Getting the body off the booze or benzos. Everyone was white except for the air marshall who was part Asian. He seized and broke his collarbone, hand, and several ribs. Many women beatvto hell by vodka. Shame is/was destroying them. Took to drink and did dumb things(think sex) were labeled in their small communities. The agony of being labeled tramp fueled self loathing. So more booze to numb the pain which led to other destructive behaviors. Circular. Laughed at, ostracized, labeled. Given up.
    I had mistakenly thought my nausea was withdrawal. It wasn’t. Glucose off the charts. After 3 days most people come around but are kept until a bed is ready at a rehab. I spent my last 3 days there getting to know these people. Heads are somewhat clear and waiting to go elsewhere. Just wow. Save me and the air marshall everyone was a frequent flyer. Not The Bowry Boys. Upper middle class upbringings. One woman (girl) was on her 15th detox. She is 31! Had spent 2 years in prison for DUI’s. She graduated from Tisch at NYU with an acting degree and had worked as an actress. Arguably top 5 for performing arts schools in the country. (I believe Anthony is an alumnus.) She is institutionalized. Attractive, articulate, funny – does fine in structured environments, but left to her own devices she reverts to the bottle.
    There are only 18 beds everyone was a drunk. No heroin which is what populates rehabs. You have to be severe to be admitted. Like on the verge of death. The nurses said I was only admitted because my glucose would not come down and bp was very very high plus my heart history. I had to be monitored. I have never seen the human condition so broken. How does a person get to be in so much pain that they become blind drunk 24/7?
    I salute the nursing staff. Imagine seeing that day in day out. Watching people come back over and over again. Ugh.
    In the hallway across from the nurses station was a yuuuge black lives matter sign. Why? It was a Catholic hospital absorbed by Pitt, but they have to adhere to the same charity standards before the take over. I don’t get how trained psychiatric professionals don’t see how inappropriate a political sign is in medical unit. There was one nurse of color. No cna’s. Why post something so divisive on a locked down floor.( you can check out anytime, but no visitations, no outside, a tv in a lounge where you have to sit six feet apart) People literally in agony. I cannot fathom the rationale of such propaganda. Some of the people were looking forward to rehab. It’s how they live. Revolving door. Others feel better after system is cleared out. They are looking for a reason to jet and not take medical advice. Still not making good decisions. One guy was facing jail if he didn’t follow docs orders which included 28 days inpatient. He had to catch a smoke so he left ( came back) He was facing prison or up to a week without smoking?!?!? they offer patches and lozenges. You are not thinking clearly if you will be incarcerated over a Marlboro. Why post a blm sign in a detox unit. Patients are going through hell. Any excuse to get away and back tobthe bottle will work. The marshall was my roommate. He knows his career is over. I had to beg him to follow through with the course laid out for him. He had broken bones from a siezure. We are not talking 3 martini lunches or a bloody mary to start the day. I had never seen such a level of alcholism. Such self destruction and blindness to effects. I had been court ordered to a nine month inpatient rehab 21 years ago. They have court in Bellview hospital. I had been hit by a stationary abulance outside of said hospital. I had taken the Whitman’s sammpler of drugs. Some mushrooms, pot, coke, and bourbon. I never did blow. I actually hate it. Judge said face charges or go to this long term facility. I had no criminal history all I did was fight with a parked ambulance. I was still a bit wasted when I went before his honor. I went along. I wonder if it was some sort of money scheme. Judge getting kick back to send clients? It was a bit of a joke. Lived in a house with criminals and went to group therapy everyday for 180 days. Everyone was avoiding jail. People I lived with died cause they scored dope and tried to do what they had done before cleaning up. Body couldn’t take it. There were few people there that strived for a clean life. Simply biding time. Detox was profoundly different I had never seen so much pain. People somewhat knowingly committing suicide, nearly abandoned all hope. Somehow there existed enough of a spark left- a will to live. They got help. One has to check oneself in. Why add politics to such an abysmal setting. People in detox are angry and fragile. Is that a place for a radical political statement? I let my feelings known in exit survey.

    • votermom says:

      awesome work on your glucose!

    • Somebody says:

      I haven’t seen any signs or banners, but there are a lot of nurses and other medical personnel that wear “Black lives matter” masks. Imagine going into OR, recovery and cancer treatment dealing with medical personnel wearing a political and quite frankly a racial statement on their face.

      I think it’s inappropriate. I think it would be inappropriate for medical personnel to wear Trump masks, Biden masks, turn Florida blue or red masks or any number of political statements. I can’t imagine the hospital allowing staff to wear masks with other political statements or causes, especially conservative leaning causes and this is a conservative area. They allow BLM because they’re afraid of bad publicity. It’s bad policy though, they shouldn’t allow any writing or slogans except perhaps the hospital name.

      • elliesmom says:

        If my medical staff was wearing BLM masks, I’d ask for doctors and nurses who thought my life matters.

        • Somebody says:

          As I said it makes me uncomfortable, because as a white person I wonder if my life matters to them.

          It’s not a racial thing, my dentist that just left the practice was black. I’m so sad he left, I adored him. New lady dentist that replaced him, yuck. One of my surgeons was black, fabulous guy. One of the nurses that isn’t on my team, but I’ve dealt with her is black. I would prefer to have her team full time, she’s not only nice, but sharp as a tack.

          My interactions with BLM mask wearers has been minimal, but I see them and yes in the back of my mind I wonder if my life matters to them. How would it be received by society if white doctors and nurses wore masks that said “White lives matter” while treating patients of various ethnicities.

        • lyn5 says:

          That’s a perfect request.

    • lyn5 says:

      That’s great!

    • lateblum says:

      You did a good job of taking care of yourself, Mothy. And bravo for letting them know about those political posters and messages inside the hospital. . . especially in a psych setting – Catholic hospital or no. Stay well. 💕

    • elliesmom says:

      Keep it up! Your cheerleaders are behind you.

    • Somebody says:

      Keep up the good work Tim, hitting the gym should help lower your glucose even more.

      I’m all for avoiding medications if possible. When you have a chance you should seek out a 2nd opinion. Going straight to insulin, unless it’s temporary for an emergency situation is highly unusual. Prescribing insulin without very tight monitoring and follow up is malpractice. There are many things to try before insulin.

    • swanspirit says:

      Fantastic, Tim!! And the reason nurses do that work, is because you never give up hope. Someone may indeed be going through the revolving door, but the nurses have also seen people like you, who don’t.

  11. lateblum says:

    Denise what a beautiful bouquet !!
    Oh my goodness. How it brightened up my brain ❣️❣️

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    • lateblum says:

      So does anyone not think this was in the works all along? The path to the bank is very short for these pharmaceutical companies.

    • elliesmom says:

      This was entirely predictable.

      • elliesmom says:

        When we get flu shots, we aren’t getting a “vaccine”. The shots are “anti-body boosters”. They don’t protect us from getting or transmitting the flu. They make it easier for our bodies to fight off the influenza virus. If they were vaccines, eventually the inablility of the virus to find a human host would lead to the eradication of the virus. But no one in the medical community talks about eradicating the influenza virus the way they talk about eliminating small pox or polio. Because a flu shot is not a vaccine,

        It was a real tell when Fauci started saying people would get milder cases of covid-19 after they were “vaccinated”, but we still needed to wear masks and keep our distance from each other that the “vaccines” are not vaccines. They are anti-body boosters like a flu shot. They may offer a little protection or a lot of protection for us from one another. We just don’t know yet how much they reduce our ability to spread the virus. All anti-body boosters require multiple shots to retain a person’s ability to fit off an illness. The question is only at what frequency?

        Right now we’re seeing both a reduction in the number of new cases of covid-19 and an increase in the number of people being given shots. What we don’t know is what percentage of the drop is due to the mass injections of anti-body builders, and what is due to the virus settling into a natural cycle. What I don’t understand is why haven’t they told people from the beginning these shots are not a vaccine? People are capable of understanding the difference between the polio vaccine and a flu shot.

        • helenk3 says:

          Today on tv Chris Christi said the shots were like seat belts. They were a deterrent but not a guarantee. That makes sense to me.

    • Constance says:

      F that! I took the 2 dose and I’m done. But go ahead and develop #3 for the hypochondriacs.

  15. DeniseVB says:

    Comments are funny in this tweet. “sounds like Capitalism to me” 😀

    • swanspirit says:

      She is a lying sack of 💩. They always smirk, when they know they are about to lie

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      Not to mention taking money from an “non profit “ organization or “foundation” for personal use and expenses sounds like like the same old tax dodge used by so many politicians, celebrities, and Wall Street types.

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  17. lyn5 says:

    The PM of Japan should have demanded to see Trump. Kamala used her smart-ass voice.

    • lateblum says:

      This is disgusting. Shameful. A display of poor manners and zero diplomacy. These people are going to get us into a war that we may never survive.

    • swanspirit says:

      The fake president is impaired. He is not capable of being present to perform the duties of his office.

    • Constance says:

      My God that is horrible. What is wrong with these people occupying the White house?

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  19. DandyTIger says:

    New way to deal with all the crazy politics, and it begins in a few days on 4/20. 🙂

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    • Mt.Laurel says:

      Little did Chuck Heston know he was making commercials, not cautionary sci fi 🎥 tales.

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