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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

a strange weekend...

Today is Sunday, January 22, 2017, It's 3:20 in the afternoon and I'm sitting on my bed posting with my laptop as our old desktop decided to get ornery today and keeps freezing up on me.  DH is in the den watching some Championship football games or else I'd be in there re-watching my Downton Abbey DVD's.

This past Friday, January 20th, was our 49th  Wedding Anniversary, but we didn't care to share it with the Inauguration.... so we have moved the date this year to the 27th and will celebrate then.


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And no, we didn't watch any of the Inauguration ceremony. I wasn't boycotting it, but the man annoys me so much when he talks, that for my own health, it's simpler to back away and avoid contact as much as possible. I think I'm at the place many women (and possibly men) are...  caught between accepting what is - because however it happened, it did happen and my gut tells me that I must respect the Democratic Process and the Office, even if I don't respect the man. It doesn't mean that my stand on the issues has changed. I will continue to uphold the issue that are important to me... and will vote again in 4 years. However,  I'm not sure that posting nasty remarks or reposting negative comments or cartoons is of any value. The women's marches I do commend... but again not sure if they accomplish what they hope.

Anyway, that's all I want to say about that. 

And besides, on top of all that, I wasn't feeling well at all on Friday and Saturday. Not sure what happened, but think it was a combination of events and conditions. I had gone to my exercise (aerobics/yoga) and either it was a bit too strenuous for me as I was already sore from the one earlier in the week... and then my IC flared up and on top of that a migraine! (The weather may have caused the migraine as it was stormy and the barometric pressure sometimes plays havoc with my head... but to say the least, I was miserable.)

But today- all better! And I have to say that when I awoke  during the night last night and my head no longer hurt, how grateful I was to be pain-free again. 

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It is now Tuesday and our computer is still acting a bit cranky. It wasn't working again last night, but this morning is letting me write this. Whether it will let me save and post it, I don't know. 

Going to close now and hope for the best. Leaving you with a picture we took of one of the ferals in the front. DH calls her "pretty" as she is sleek and black and long-haired. 


picture does not do her justice - will try to get a better one


Have a great week! 
(saw this pic and had to post it as it made me laugh...)











20 comments:

  1. I semi-boycotted it. I didn't watch Obama's 2nd one as many people feel there's no point

    Trump's Sean Spicer said they had the biggest crowd. Kellyanne Conartist...I mean Conway called it an "alternate fact"

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  2. Belated happy anniversary! You looked so eager and hopeful and happy in the wedding photo. I wonder what you would tell your then-self now, if you could. :-)

    Glad to read you're feeling better. I used to get migraines, still get the occasional ice-pik-in-the-brain headache (not a migraine, I don't think) that leaves me pretty much non-functioning, so you have my sympathies. And yes, it's amazing how good it feels when it passes!

    Not going to touch your politics, as I'm very strongly on the side of equality under the law, tolerance, etc. etc.

    I hope your week goes well!

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    1. Thanks, Kim. As for what I would say to my then-self now, probably "Congratulations!" For both being only 22 at the time, we made good life choices and if given the chance we would probably do it all over again.

      My migraines started during my pregnancy at 23, but although they have continued, they have changed over the years. They have evolved into what is called ocular migraines that cause vision disruption (aura)for about 20 mins. but very little pain and are accompanied by a dull ache, but nothing like the migraine pain of old. However, this last one hung in there for 2 days...

      And to be honest, Kim. I am not very political and rarely mention politics or religion. But I do feel strongly about certain issues such as racial equality, immigration (since most of us come from immigrant ancestors), and even though I don't think I could ever have an abortion, I do believe in a woman's right to choose. The truth is, I think that most people (although not all) believe this, but disagree with how to go about it.

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  3. I think Ms. Pretty is lovely. Certainly well groomed.

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    1. She is pretty sweet for a feral too...

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  4. I hit the button too soon. Also wanted to say, I think the women's march raised pride and an awareness of ability. And, one liner for the alternative facts folks.

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    1. I agree, Joanne. It does do that.

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  5. Happy belated anniversary! (or perhaps early since you won't be celebrating until the end of this week). Forty nine years of sharing the ups and downs of life is a rare achievement these days. I wish you many more happy years together.

    Glad you're feeling better. I used to get one or two migraines a year (started with an aura and then severe pain) but haven't had one since I went through menopause. Knock wood they never return.

    I'll stay out of the U.S. politics too - since I'm Canadian I'll keep my opinions to myself. But wow, the women's march on Washington and all the others that took place around the world was amazing. I hope that the momentum will continue...we certainly don't need to turn the clock back on human rights.

    By the way, Pretty is very pretty. Do any of the ferals allow you to get near them?

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    1. Eileen, I'm so glad your migraines have gone. Mine didn't go away, but *changed* after menopause. I truly hope yours never return.
      And I agree with you about the women's marches around the world being amazing. It makes me proud.
      As for your last question about the ferals. Usually they will let you get within a foot or two without running, but don't want you too near. A few (like Pretty) will come up and rub on your legs, but if you reach down, will run. They trust us - to a point.

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  6. It's good to hear that you are feeling better. I think that sometimes it takes bad stuff to make us really appreciate all the good stuff that we actually do have.

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    1. Vic, it's true about the bad making us appreciate the good.

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  7. glad you are feeling better, migraines are bloody horrible things, don't get many thankfully & feel for those who do.
    lovely feral there
    thanx for sharing

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  8. You make me feel blessed that I don't suffer from migraines. I have friends who do and they aren't pretty. I didn't watch the inauguration live but it was all over the news afterwards. I marched and it raised me from despair to hope. Now we just have to keep the momentum going. I think Pretty is pretty, too. :-)

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    1. DJan, I think I've realized something just recently. After this election, I've developed a somewhat... maybe defeatist?... attitude. Possibly because I was so terribly shocked by the outcome of the election (didn't think it was possible). And then feeling confused by my belief that one must accept the democratic process and respect the Office, felt powerless. But maybe we're not powerless, maybe we can continue to fight for the issues in ways that don't demean the process or disrespect the Office. Maybe there is hope.

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  9. You are very pretty! and still look like you did as a bride, you have changed very little....of course your hair was much darker then. Glad you are feeling better. Happy Anniversary!

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    1. And you are very sweet. Thank you.

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  10. Henny Penny is right: you're a very pretty lady. Please don't wait 4 yrs. to vote again. If we vote in two yrs. we may be able to vote out some of the super conservatives & regain control of the Senate & House. (I hope.) Sandy

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    1. Thanks, Sandy. I do plan to vote in 2 years to do what I can.

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