Tuesday, May 31, 2011

freaking lawn chemical services!!!!

it's 88 degrees outside-going to about 93 and the lawn chemical guy shows up to spray my next door neighbor's lawn(front and back)

i don't have central air so i have all the ceiling fans going and the windows open. i just had to run around and shut all the windows because i can not BREATHE that horrid stuff in. my throat gets tight and my sinuses swell-ugh!


me- a must read for anyone of the vietnam era
awake about 4. just lay there with the ceiling fan going full blast and listened to the birds wake.

way too much sun yesterday-sick with it all last night. feeling o.k. today.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Uncle buck was there!

My buddies today


zimba. And Cuda


me- hatefilled old coot!
i heard my nephew sing with the band last night. we were at his home for a party and they decided to play a little while i was there. i always knew that jordan could play different things but i never knew that he sang- he is good-yes, i know i'm his aunt- but really he sings GOOD!!!! had a great time and got to meet a FB buddy in person-small world. he plays in the band!

very cool guy.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

my word- it's still sunny with no hint of rain!

Kwan Yin

Boats on the allegheny river

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Too many people put off something that brings them joy just because they haven't thought about it,

don't have it on their schedule, didn't know it was coming or are too rigid to depart from their routine.

I got to thinking one day about all those people on the Titanic who passed up dessert at dinner that

fateful night in an effort to cut back. From then on, I've tried to be a little more flexible.

How many women out there will eat at home because their husband or partner didn't suggest going

out to dinner until after something had been thawed? Does the word 'refrigeration' mean nothing to you?

How often have your kids dropped in to talk and sat in silence while you watched 'Jeopardy' on television?

I cannot count the times I called my sister and said , 'How about going to lunch in a half hour?' She would gas up

and stammer, 'I can't. I have clothes on the line; my hair is dirty; I wish I had known yesterday; I had a late breakfast;

it looks like rain'. And my personal favorite: 'It's Monday.' She died a few years ago. We never did have that lunch together.

Because people cram so much into their lives, we tend to schedule our headaches. We live on a sparse diet of promises

we make to ourselves when all the conditions are perfect!

We'll go back and visit the grandparents when we get Tommy toilet-trained. We'll entertain when we replace the living-room carpet.

We'll go on a second honeymoon when we get two more kids out of college.

Life has a way of accelerating as we get older. The days get shorter, and the list of promises to ourselves gets longer. One morning,

we awaken, and all we have to show for our lives is a litany of 'I'm going to,' 'I plan on,' and 'Someday, when things are settled down a bit........'

When anyone calls my 'seize the moment' friend, she is open to adventure and available for trips. She keeps an open mind on new ideas.

Her enthusiasm for life is contagious. You talk with her for five minutes, and you're ready to trade your bad feet for a pair of Rollerblades

and skip an elevator for a bungee cord.

My lips have not touched ice cream in 10 years. I love ice cream. It's just that I might as well apply it directly to my stomach with a spatula

and eliminate the digestive process. The other day, I stopped the car and bought a triple-decker. If my car had hit an iceberg on the way home, I would have died happy.

Now...go on and have a nice day. Do something you WANT to...not something on your SHOULD DO list. If you were going to die soon and had only one phone

call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?

Make sure you read this to the end; you will understand why I sent this to you. Have you ever watched kids playing on a merry go round or listened to the rain lapping

on the ground? Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight or gazed at the setting sun and into the night? Do you run through each day on the fly? When you ask 'How are you?'

...........Do you hear the reply?

When the day is done, do you lie in your bed with the next hundred chores running through your head? Ever told your child, 'We'll do it tomorrow.' And in your haste,

not see her sorrow? Ever lost touch? Let a good friendship die? ..........Why not just call today and say 'Hi'?

When you worry and hurry through your day, it is like an unopened gift....thrown away. Life is not a race, take it slower. Hear the music before the song is over.

me- thanks, denise

Thursday, May 26, 2011

‎"To the cheater, there is no such thing as honesty, and to Republicans the idea of serving the public good is counterfeit on the face of it — they never felt such an urge, and therefore it must not exist."

~Garrison Keillor~

me- just freaking great-WTF???


me- blogger is screwed up again- copy and paste to read articles-except for some- that just won't- makes me crazy!!!!!

me- very important read-i had a young cousin drown right beside his mother, dad and brother. drowning doesn't look like it does on t.v.

People Of Walmart Song - Watch more Funny Videos

me- can our congresscritters really BE this CLUELESS???
sunny- storms again tonight.

nothing much to do-my brother in law had a temporary pain pump implanted yesterday- it seems to be working whereas all the oral pain meds didn't. if it does, then they will implant a permanent one and hopefully he can start some physical therapy to gain enough strenths for the planned surgeries.

always something. someone in pain.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

May is Neurofibromatosis (NF) Awareness Month. NF Fact #25: NF1 sufferers show numerous cafe-au-lait spots (they will have at least five if not more of these patches), freckles in the groin or armpit and skin neurofibromas, which are small rubbery skin lesions, are also common. Masses in the spinal cord and brain among other neurologic complications are other symptoms to which children with NF are susceptible ♥

The pastor who incorrectly predicted the Rapture said it was a very tough weekend. To make it worse, his friends keep calling him saying, "Hey, it's not the end of the world!"

–Conan O'Brien
fog but no rain.

congrats to hines!

nothing much else going on.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Beans and greens!


me- i read about this yesterday but the article i read didn't have a photo-this one did.
nope- it doesn't seem strange to me- but then- i was raised pre-vatican II old timey catholic and we saw nothing strange in holy body parts-

as the old chicken commercial used to say- "parts is parts!" the fact that some saints must have have twelve fingers, 3 legs and 67 teeth in their mouths never fazed us!

my personal fav was st. dymphna- patron saint of the mentally ill-

even back in grade school i knew i should curry favor with her! ; )
beans and greens cooking on the stove-laundry done-kitchen, "red up", nice day so far-rain's held off. sent in my column for thursday's edition of worldwidehippies.com. hope i'm forgiven for any typos or wrong word usage- been having foggy brain again. concussions are nothing to ignore. take it from me- it's been years now and the effects on top of the LDs make life interesting to say the least! that and the old age brain burps, well, i'm lucky i'm not in a corner like a potted plant-YET!!!
"The private corporation that I retired from does not give medical benefits to retirees," an older female Georgian said to Rep. Woodall.

"Hear yourself, ma'am. Hear yourself," Woodall told the woman.
"You want the government to take care of you, because your employer decided not to take care of you. My question is, 'When do I decide I'm going to take care of me?'"

me- when is this JAGOFF going to give up HIS government (for life) healthcare for the good of the country??!!

Ancient philosophical joke:

Why is the Universe here?

Where else would it be?

Arthur C. Clarke

words from a new testament scholar!
55 mph winds last night-not much sleep. quiet now but storms coming again.
noting but on and off storms all week and weekend forecast.

lordy, i'm tired.

Monday, May 23, 2011

My grand pug!

"Children who are victims of failed personal responsibility are not my problem, nor are they the problem for our government."

~ Candidate for President, Tim Pawlenty.

me- what has happened to the republican party????
just finished answering a 10 minute- question phone session on disaster preparedness for FEMA.

laundry in the dryer.rainstorms are almost here-AGAIN!

hard to believe next weekend is memorial day already. weather's been so wet and chill that it feels like march just is forever in pgh.

i don't usually follow stuff but i'm rooting for hines tonight!!!!


My little sweetie's b'day cake that her daddy baked

Saturday, May 21, 2011

My finger chomper

Mini horse

well, i wasn't raptured up- but i am pretty badly sunburned!
spent the day at the indiana twp youth days wasn't paying attention and tah dah- i'm a crispy critter.
had fun tho- they brought in a petting zoo! baby cows and teeny piggies, miniature horses and goats, baby chickens and ducklings a baby llama and a small donkey that clamped down on the knuckle of my forefinger while looking for a handout. i'm fine-luckily-little donkeys have flat teeth and after he figured out that i didn't have any donkey treats and with a gentle poke of my other finger he opened up his mouth and just gave me such a look of disappointment. i had fun! of course, max was truly confused when i got back home. i smelled of critters that he had no idea even existed! i could have happily smuggled home the brown chicken and the teeny black and white piggy and a pygmy goat or two!

i took pictures. i also took pictures of the SWAT team's truck thingy(it is HUGE) and some of their stuff. it was a really great event.

Friday, May 20, 2011


from my uncle gabe!

~ Business 101 ~

Mike wanted desperately to have sex with this really cute, really hot girl in his office, but she was dating someone else. One day Mike got so frustrated that he went to her and said, I'll give you $100 if you let me have sex with you.
The girl gave him a knowing smile but said, NO!
Mike said, I'll be real fast. I'll drop the money on the floor, you bend down and I'll finish by the time you've picked it up.
She thought for a moment and said that she would check with her boyfriend. So she called him and explained the situation.
Her boyfriend said, Ask him for $200, and pick up the money really fast. He won't even be able to get his pants down.
She agreed and accepts Mike's offer.
Over half an hour goes by and
the boyfriend is still waiting for his girlfriend's call.

Finally, after 45 minutes the boyfriend calls and asks, What happened?

Still breathing hard, she managed to reply, The bastard had all quarters ! ! !

Today's Business Lesson:

Always consider a business proposition
in its entirety
before agreeing to it and getting screwed.
Please accept this in the spirit in which it is sent.

Congressional Reform Act of 2011

The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971...before computers, before e-mail, before cell phones, etc.

Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or less to become the law of the land...all because of public pressure.

I'm asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise.

In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed around.

Congressional Reform Act of 2011

1.. Term Limits. 12 years only, one of the possible options below..

A. Two Six-year Senate terms

B. Six Two-year House terms

C. One Six-year Senate term and three Two-Year House terms

2.. No Tenure / No Pension.

A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.

3.. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security..

All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people.

4.. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

5.. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise or fall by the lower of CPI or 3%.

6.. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

7.. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

8.. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/12.

The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen.. Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves.

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.

If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take three days for most people (in the U.S. ) to receive the message. Maybe it is time.

THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!!!!! If you agree with the above, pass it on.

If not, just delete

me- from my buddy-steve
friday fog. the woods looked magickal!

i feel like i've been run over tho-ah well-got to take the good with the bad.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Amazing Women Rock:

‎(Daniel via Bill Koukmenides):

Matron Vivian Bullwinkel tried to enlist in the Royal Austrian Air Force during World War II but was denied because of her feet. She managed to get into the Australian Army as a Nurse in the regimental 2/13th Australian General Hospital in Singapore. Just before the fall of Singapore, she and the rest of the nurses, injured and some civilians were evacuated on the SS Vyner Brooke.

The ship was sunk on the 14th of Jan. 1942 by Japanese aircraft, even though it was clearly marked as a medical transport with red crosses. Some of the survivors, including 21 nurses, made it to land at Radji Beach on Banka Island. They found 100 British soldiers. They decided to surrender to the Japanese. Some of the civilian women and children went to find someone to surrender to, while the soldiers, wounded and nurses to care for them stayed and waited. The Japanese Army arrived and executed all the British soldiers including wounded. They then ordered the nurses into the sea. They machine-gunned the nurses from behind.

Although wounded; shot through the neck, Nurse Bullwinkel survived, along with 1 wounded British soldier. They again surrendered 12 days later. They were both suffering from sun exposure, and the British soldier died soon afterwards. Near the end of WWII the Japanese guards, locked the gates and fled. A week later the local Malays broke into the women's prison and turned it into a men's prison. They found bundles of dirty rags. My friend Bill notes that his *grandfather* was one of those human bundles. She along with other nurses and local Malays saved his life. Bill says, "If I am ever protective of women, nurses, doctors, indigenous peoples, or those smaller or less able to defend themselves, let me know, but at least you know one of the reasons."

What's not well known is Vivian's life after the war. She served my friend Bill Koukmenides' Australian community as a health care provider "for the rest of her life, looking after polio victims, using her knowledge of long term confinement to help them, at Fairfield Hospital where she became director of Nursing. And she did a great deal to support the locals where she had been incarcerated. And she forgave her tormentors. I repeat she forgave her tormentors." Thank you for this beautiful tribute, Bill.
another day-almost done. watching factory made-just finished-how it's made.

yep- that's how it goes.
‎"The best index to a person's character is how he treats people who can't do him any good, and how he treats people who can't fight back."

~ Abigail Van Buren ~

Look who showed up for lunch
up-showered-max has been out twice! not raining at the moment so i took advantage of that.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

rain has stopped for a bit-did a load of laundry-sent in my column to my editor-picked up a bit round here and made a pot of chicken veggie soup for dinner tonight. went outside to get the mail and my feet were making squishing sounds across the yard!
102 Things NOT To Do If You Hate Taxes

Stephen D. Foster Jr.
– May 18

So, you’re a Republican that hates taxes? Well, since you do not like taxes or government, please kindly do the following.

1. Do not use Medicare.
2. Do not use Social Security
3. Do not become a member of the US military, who are paid with tax dollars.
4. Do not ask the National Guard to help you after a disaster.
5. Do not call 911 when you get hurt.
6. Do not call the police to stop intruders in you’re home.
7. Do not summon the fire department to save your burning home.
8. Do not drive on any paved road, highway, and interstate or drive on any bridge.
9. Do not use public restrooms.
10. Do not send your kids to public schools.
11. Do not put your trash out for city garbage collectors.
12. Do not live in areas with clean air.
13. Do not drink clean water.
14. Do not visit National Parks.
15. Do not visit public museums, zoos, and monuments.
16. Do not eat or use FDA inspected food and medicines.
17. Do not bring your kids to public playgrounds.
18. Do not walk or run on sidewalks.
19. Do not use public recreational facilities such as basketball and tennis courts.
20. Do not seek shelter facilities or food in soup kitchens when you are homeless and hungry.
21. Do not apply for educational or job training assistance when you lose your job.
22. Do not apply for food stamps when you can’t feed your children.
23. Do not use the judiciary system for any reason.
24. Do not ask for an attorney when you are arrested and do not ask for one to be assigned to you by the court.
25. Do not apply for any Pell Grants.
26. Do not use cures that were discovered by labs using federal dollars.
27. Do not fly on federally regulated airplanes.
28. Do not use any product that can trace its development back to NASA.
29. Do not watch the weather provided by the National Weather Service.
30. Do not listen to severe weather warnings from the National Weather Service.
31. Do not listen to tsunami, hurricane, or earthquake alert systems.
32. Do not apply for federal housing.
33. Do not use the internet, which was developed by the military.
34. Do not swim in clean rivers.
35. Do not allow your child to eat school lunches or breakfasts.
36. Do not ask for FEMA assistance when everything you own gets wiped out by disaster.
37. Do not ask the military to defend your life and home in the event of a foreign invasion.
38. Do not use your cell phone or home telephone.
39. Do not buy firearms that wouldn’t have been developed without the support of the US Government and military. That includes most of them.
40. Do not eat USDA inspected produce and meat.
41. Do not apply for government grants to start your own business.
42. Do not apply to win a government contract.
43. Do not buy any vehicle that has been inspected by government safety agencies.
44. Do not buy any product that is protected from poisons, toxins, etc…by the Consumer Protection Agency.
45. Do not save your money in a bank that is FDIC insured.
46. Do not use Veterans benefits or military health care.
47. Do not use the G.I. Bill to go to college.
48. Do not apply for unemployment benefits.
49. Do not use any electricity from companies regulated by the Department of Energy.
50. Do not live in homes that are built to code.
51. Do not run for public office. Politicians are paid with taxpayer dollars.
52. Do not ask for help from the FBI, S.W.A.T, the bomb squad, Homeland Security, State troopers, etc…
53. Do not apply for any government job whatsoever as all state and federal employees are paid with tax dollars.
54. Do not use public libraries.
55. Do not use the US Postal Service.
56. Do not visit the National Archives.
57. Do not visit Presidential Libraries.
58. Do not use airports that are secured by the federal government.
59. Do not apply for loans from any bank that is FDIC insured.
60. Do not ask the government to help you clean up after a tornado.
61. Do not ask the Department of Agriculture to provide a subsidy to help you run your farm.
62. Do not take walks in National Forests.
63. Do not ask for taxpayer dollars for your oil company.
64. Do not ask the federal government to bail your company out during recessions.
65. Do not seek medical care from places that use federal dollars.
66. Do not use Medicaid.
67. Do not use WIC.
68. Do not use electricity generated by Hoover Dam.
69. Do not use electricity or any service provided by the Tennessee Valley Authority.
70. Do not ask the Army Corps of Engineers to rebuild levees when they break.
71. Do not let the Coast Guard save you from drowning when your boat capsizes at sea.
72. Do not ask the government to help evacuate you when all hell breaks loose in the country you are in.
73. Do not visit historic landmarks.
74. Do not visit fisheries.
75. Do not expect to see animals that are federally protected because of the Endangered Species List.
76. Do not expect plows to clear roads of snow and ice so your kids can go to school and so you can get to work.
77. Do not hunt or camp on federal land.
78. Do not work anywhere that has a safe workplace because of government regulations.
79. Do not use public transportation.
80. Do not drink water from public water fountains.
81. Do not whine when someone copies your work and sells it as their own. Government enforces copyright laws.
82. Do not expect to own your home, car, or boat. Government organizes and keeps all titles.
83. Do not expect convicted felons to remain off the streets.
84. Do not eat in restaurants that are regulated by food quality and safety standards.
85. Do not seek help from the US Embassy if you need assistance in a foreign nation.
86. Do not apply for a passport to travel outside of the United States.
87. Do not apply for a patent when you invent something.
88. Do not adopt a child through your local, state, or federal governments.
89.Do not use elevators that have been inspected by federal or state safety regulators.
90. Do not use any resource that was discovered by the USGS.
91. Do not ask for energy assistance from the government.
92. Do not move to any other developed nation, because the taxes are much higher.
93. Do not go to a beach that is kept clean by the state.
94. Do not use money printed by the US Treasury.
95. Do not complain when millions more illegal immigrants cross the border because there are no more border patrol agents.
96. Do not attend a state university.
97. Do not see any doctor that is licensed through the state.
98. Do not use any water from municipal water systems.
99. Do not complain when diseases and viruses, that were once fought around the globe by the US government and CDC, reach your house.
100. Do not work for any company that is required to pay it’s workers a livable wage, provide them sick days, vacation days, and benefits.
101. Do not expect to be able to vote on election days. Government provides voting booths, election day officials, and voting machines which are paid for with taxes.
102. Do not ride trains. The railroad was built with government financial assistance.

The fact is, we pay for the lifestyle we expect. Without taxes, our lifestyles would be totally different and much harder. America would be a third world country. The less we pay, the less we get in return. Americans pay less taxes today since 1958 and is ranked 32nd out of 34 of the top tax paying countries. Chile and Mexico are 33rd and 34th. The Republicans are lying when they say that we pay the highest taxes in the world and are only attacking taxes to reward corporations and the wealthy and to weaken our infrastructure and way of life. So next time you object to paying taxes or fight to abolish taxes for corporations and the wealthy, keep this quote in mind…

“I like to pay taxes. With them, I buy civilization.” ~Oliver Wendell Holmes
geeezz, i have small ponds in my yard! the canadian geese from over the hill will be setting up housekeeping here if this weather doesn't improve!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


me- important info from a man that knows.
The Meehoo with an Exactlywatt

by Shel Silverstein

Knock knock!
Who's there?
Me who?

That's right!
What's right?
That's what I want to know!

What's what you want to know?
Me, WHO?
Yes, exactly!
Exactly what?
Yes, I have an Exactlywatt on a chain!

Exactly what on a chain?
Yes what?
No, Exactlywatt!

That's what I want to know!
I told you - Exactlywatt!
Exactly WHAT?
Yes what?

Yes, it's with me!
What's with you?
Exactlywatt - that's what's with me.
Me who?


Knock knock...
May is NF Awareness month...But TODAY is NF WORLD AWARENESS DAY! Go out and tell someone about Neurofibromatosis!

just got back from voting- counting me- only 26 people showed up so far- amazing!
up-grey, chilly day- election day-hope you vote.

tried to stay in bed an extra half an hour-phone rang-scared the heck out of me-recorded message about hydrant flushing in the area over the next few weeks!!!

Monday, May 16, 2011


hey boag- dylan quiz!!!

me- this is NOT a good thing.

Live TV : Ustream
got my haircut!

feel much better.
geezzz- i can FINALLY post links that can just be clicked on!

hoping for a haircut today- look like a shaggy dog.

go figure- they are paving where they dug up for the water leak/gas line ruputre BUT the water lines are scheduled to be replaced ! waste of money.

rain and more rain. nothing but rain-all weekend/all this week!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

‎"Paul repeated his call for eliminating FEMA and when reminded that much of the country is suffering from natural disasters, he said that people who are in the path of a wildfire or tornado are dumb for being there. According to Paul’s brand of libertarianism, government has no place being involved in anything except national defense, and he does not see the need for government to take care of its citizens."
SPRING TIDES' Newsletter
Mid-May thru June


Greeting All!

Wishing everyone a very enjoyable Springtime Season!
Easter and Mother's Day have come and gone and we are now preparing for the Summer.

Lot's of NEW things here at SPRING TIDES regarding inventory to help make the upcoming Summer more enjoyable! In addition we are very happy to announce a variety of Seasonal Classes, Lecture Series and MORE!

Please remember to follow our GOOGLE Calendar for up to date event postings at www.spring-tides.com


w/ Felicia Palazzola

Each month, beginning Saturday May 21, 2011 though Saturday August 20, 2011 join Felicia Palazzola in this Intensive Herbal Workshop regarding the Holistic & Sacred Use of local indigenous herbs of Western Pennsylvania as well as those from other regions.

Each Monthly Intensive will cover three specific herbs in detail regarding plant identification, history, lore and practical application.

Classes will be held on the following Saturdays...

May 21, 2011

June 25, 2011

July 23, 2011

August 20, 2011

Each Monthly intensive is only $25.00 each, or pre-register for all four classes for only $85.00!!

Contact Felicia at 412-251-3873 regarding any and all questions.

Please make all preregistration checks payable to Felicia Palazzola

and mail preregistration payment c/o Felicia Palazzola to Orion Generations Wellness Center, 4361 William Flynn Hwy, Allison Park, PA 15101

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w/ Donna Greco

When: First Saturday of Each Month

Time: 1pm-4pm

Where: SPRING TIDES for more information on Donn'a works as an Astrologer!

Cost: $40.00

Join Donna Greco for this ongoing workshop series which meets on the first Saturday of each month. It is an intimate setting where discoveries about one's own chart are made in conjunction with the astrology tutorial. Combining one's own chart with the class enhances knowledge and understanding. There is opportunity to ask pertinent questions regarding one's own life. Donna will answer questions from the natal charts and current transiting planets, combining intuition with knowledge. One can drop in at any workshop and learn! Commitment to every workshop is not required. All levels are welcome.

Call or visit SPRING TIDES to pre-register today. Class size is limited. 412-213-3900 Check out SPRING TIDES' GOOGLE Calendar for this and other events at www.spring-tides.com .
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by Donna Greco

Beginning Friday, June 3, 2011

Astrological Consultation Appointments can be made with Donna Greco on Fridays between Noon and 6pm,

Call or visit SPRING TIDES for more information! 412-213-3900

Astrology readings include the natal chart in conjunction with progressions, transits and significant planetary returns. This offers a multi-dimensional view of what resides within one as well as what is going on currently. Emphasis upon any one reading is available upon request.

Please visit www.donnagreco.com to learn more details about specific readings. Birth data including date, exact time and place of birth can be sent to donna@donnagreco.com

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another funeral coming up. it wears your spirit down.
another elderly person. another friend's relative.

life is short even when it seems long. that's what my father told me a few days before he died.
Tattoo of Leviticus 18:22, which forbids homosexuality: $200.

The fact that Leviticus 19:28 forbids tattoos:


Thursday, May 12, 2011

my nephew-jordan
went to the funeral home and a wake last night- bagpiper and all!
danny aka pudd'n his father passed at the age of 88! a neighbor made the cake pictures in the last post.

it was a big ole irish wake with a ton of people, food and a lot to drink!

geeezz- me- i wimped out way early and came home and hit the bed!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


nice article on living with NF-btw, may is NF month

Towards the end of a round of golf, Dave hit his ball into the woods
and found it in a patch of pretty, yellow buttercups.

Trying to get his ball back in play, he ended up thrashing just about
every buttercup in the patch.

All of a sudden, POOF! In a flash and puff of smoke, a little old woman

She said, “I’m Mother Nature! Do you know how long it took me to
make those buttercups? Just for doing what you have done, you won’t
have any butter for your popcorn for the rest of your life… better
you won’t have any butter for your toast for the rest of your life. As
matter of fact, you’ll never have any butter for anything for the rest
your life!!!”

Then, POOF!...she was gone!

After Dave recovered from the shock, he hollered for his friend,
“Fred, where are you?”

Fred yells back, “I’m over here in the pussy willows.”

Dave shouts back, “DON’T SWING, FRED!” “FOR THE LOVE OF GOD,

me- from my uncle gabe!

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I write like
Cory Doctorow

I Write Like by Mémoires, journal software. Analyze your writing!

The Green Thing

In the line at the store, the cashier told the older woman that she should
Bring her own grocery bag because plastic bags weren't good for the
The woman apologized to him and explained,
"We didn't have the green thing back in my day."
The clerk responded, "That's our problem today.
The former generation did not care enough to save our environment."
He was right; that generation didn't have the "green thing" in its day.
Back then, they returned their milk bottles,
Soda bottles and beer bottles to the store.
The store sent them back to the plant to be washed
And sterilized and refilled,
So it could use the same bottles over and over.
So they really were recycled.
But they didn't have the "green thing" back in that customer's day.
In her day, they walked up stairs,
Because they didn't have an escalator in every store and office building.
They walked to the grocery store and
Didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine
Every time they had to go two blocks.
But she was right. They didn't have the "green thing" in her day.
Back then, they washed the baby's diapers
Because they didn't have the throw-away kind.
They dried clothes on a line,
Not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 220 volts -
Wind and solar power really did dry the clothes.
Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters,
Not always brand-new clothing.
But that old lady is right, they didn't have the "green thing" back in her day.
Back then, they had one TV, or radio, in the house -
Not a TV in every room.
And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief,
Not a screen the size of the state of Montana .
In the kitchen, they blended and stirred by hand because
They didn't have electric machines to do everything for you.
When they packaged a fragile item to send in the mail,
They used a wadded up old newspaper to cushion it,
Not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap.
Back then, they didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline
Just to cut the lawn. They used a push mower that ran on human power.
They exercised by working so they didn't need to go to a health club
To run on treadmills that operate on electricity.
But she's right, they didn't have the "green thing" back then.
They drank from a fountain when they were thirsty
Instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time
They had a drink of water.
They refilled their writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen,
And they replaced the razor blades in a razor
Instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull.
But they didn't have the "green thing" back then.
Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus
And kids rode their bikes to school or walked
Instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service.
They had one electrical outlet in a room,
Not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances.
And they didn't need a computerized gadget
To receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space
In order to find the nearest pizza joint.
But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful the old folks
Were just because they didn't have the "green thing" back then?


me- thanks donna

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May 10, 2011

Blog For Equality Day

me- why???

because it's the right thing to do.

so simple yet so hard.

treat others as you would want to be treated.

leave the religious stuff up to your god.

laundry in- just took a hot shower and things are moving right along.

me- he's lost his mind! where is the gop of old???

Monday, May 09, 2011

nice day- removed the last of the deer netting and just did odds and ends round here.

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lovely day- i took down the rest of the deer netting and put it in the shed. max is still trying to get all the peanut butter off of the roof of his mouth. every now and then i give him a teaspoon full-he's a peanut  butter loving puggle!
beautiful morning-supposed to have a few sunny warm days in a row here in the burgh
i'm thrilled!

Sunday, May 08, 2011

New Florida gun law...

A pending law in Florida would make it illegal for pediatricians to ask families whether guns are being safely kept in their patients' homes. Supporters of the NRA-backed measure insist that questions by doctors and other health care professionals amount to an invasion of privacy and a violation of their Second Amendment rights.
Pediatricians routinely ask parents about safety concerns in the home like whether or not the family has a pool, if the child wears a bike helmet, or rides in a car seat. To gun advocates, however, questions about the presence of firearms in a child's environment are intrusive and go too far.
"We take our children to pediatricians for medical care, not moral judgment, not privacy intrusions," says NRA lobbyist Marion Hammer. "This bill is about helping families who are complaining about being questioned about gun ownership, and the growing anti-gun political agenda being carried out in examination rooms by doctors and staffs."
Pediatrician Dr. Louis St. Petery says that questions about safety are part of what physicians call "anticipatory guidance". Doctors routinely assess the safety environment of patients and parents in order to more accurately advise them on how to avoid accidents and injuries.
The bill has been ratified by both houses of the Florida state Legislature and awaits the signature of Governor Rick Scott.

me- this is just pandering to the gun lobby. my doctor always asks about seat belts every time i go-what's the harm in reminding patients-especially parents-about gun safety? (locks and such)

Coca-Cola Recipes To Celebrate 125 Years Of Coke (PHOTOS)

looks interestin­g
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all moms of kids or grandkids or the feathered and furry and to all the dads that do a mom job.