Frances from Chicago.Dear Miss Mermaid,Glad you are finally doing a wee bit better. I did enjoy reading your snake sneak attack the other day (laughed myself silly). Glad it was you and not me. I hate all forms of snake. I could not have gone back into that house without knowing where the devil he was hiding.The 2 minute video of '....they're sleeping' had great music and great shots. However, when you use snapshots, the view of each of those frames need to be a little longer to see what it is. You get dizzy because they went by kinda fast. Since I am a lover of cats and animals in general, they were just adorable.Your low blood pressure that you experienced can make you feel lazy and lethargic. It can also make you pass out.There are some people who always have a lower blood pressure than average. In your case, I doubt it very much.One of your medications could have dropped it down. Now is the time that you need to get someone to get you a blood pressure monitor kit for yourself. They sell them for your wrist and all is needed is the regular batteries.Your pneumonia can take 6 to 8 weeks to come out of your system. You will be unusually tired because of that. Your lungs are also damaged because of this.You had a bad case of it. Any further cold or cough you get or wheezing, you must run right back to the doctor or hospital. You have to rest, pneumonia will not let you do otherwise.Take care,FrancesTHANK you for the words of wisdom, and I agree, the pics should be longer, I must work on that next! I wish windows movie maker had a way for me to SAVE the before and after titles, credits, signage boards etc., be so much easier than having to recreate them all over again. Also it seems I have change each picture separately for the timeline or redo the entire movie from scratch, but alas, I look forward to working with this program more, as I have scads of pictures I want to do various short movies on.The medical tips are a BIG HELP!
Friday, September 18, 2009
"Live a balanced life. Learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some ." - Robert Fulghum, author of All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
A few more quotes by this talented writer:
And it is still true, no matter how old you are, when you go out into the world it is best to hold hands and stick together.
I've always thought anyone can make money. Making a life worth living, that's the real test.
Play fair. Don't hit people. Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody.
Share everything. Don't take things that aren't yours. Put things back where you found them.
Sticks and stones will break our bones, but words will break our hearts.
I've always thought anyone can make money. Making a life worth living, that's the real test.
Trying to get a grip on things here. HA ha ha! Ho ho ho! Tee hee hee!
I used to live ship shade and now things are a hopeless mess! Ugh! Time to reorganize, let go of the old, embrace the future. But not enough getting done each day.
My body just wants to heal and recuperate. That seems to take a great deal of energy, plus I am fighting left and right, with their drugs and my holistic and alternative therapies.
The doctors are certainly well educated and in an emergency, I want all of them with angels, by my side, no doubt about it . They are trained to save life and let you live longer. If my arm falls off, hell yes, I want them saving the rest of me.
But, I seem to think, for the most part, they are hopelessly brainwashed into thinking drugs are the ONLY way. Some scold and overly-lecture, just another negative fruitless effort (in my book!) They saved my life and now we battle over my future and which drugs I will and won't take.
People aren't perfect and neither are patients. I had hoped since I was dealing with a really young doctor, that their mind would be far more open to alternative treatments. But not so, my alternative suggestions for some of the proffered drugs fall on deaf ears. So I don't fill them at the pharmachy and I don't take them.
Others I am taking from the doctor on a trial basis, as yes, they seemed to have improved my life somewhat.
I'm exhausted and tired. Should I make a pot of coffee or go back to bed. I could write all day, my preferred plan of action. But alas, I am under a time line sort of to get a few things done.
I want to do 3 or 4 things a day, but now it takes me a 3 or 4 days to do a thing!
Going back to a simpler life. Do you know it takes hard work to go back to a simpler life? Good grief, it does.
My idea of a simpler life is to pick and choose a few select options for living a hassle free fulfilled life. Being a writer and hopeless artist, I long for simpler, more time to create and be. If shelter and food become very basic and thus very affordable, one can eliminate the hassle of worrying about much money and basics.
How many people waste so much of their life worrying about money? And the clock keeps ticking whether you worry or not. But if you take out the worry, then shoudn't you have more time to create?
And why the need to create? Why look at the world in a humorous way and put that to paper for others to read? Why indeed?
Well, I think the world needs more laughter!
On another note, I was at a beach bar, having a cold ginger beer, and chatting with my lady friends, who all happened to be single. A few men were hanging about, also single, eavesdropping in on our conversation (a favorite island pastime!) and one of the ladies began talking about boyfriends.
I said I was interviewing for a new boyfriend with an IQ above room temp. Well, this sent the ladies into peels of laughter. A few of the men roared with laughter too. Then when all was breifly silent for a moment, while we paused to reflect, a man spoke up and said "What was that? I didn't get it!"
His buddy agreed "I didn't get THAT either!"
Of course we all bellowed with giggles, thinking these two obviously don't qualify...
Decoupage Fish Plate
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I find it very relaxing, so if you need a breather spell, to make the world slow down and make you feel good again, this movie is very relaxing and will bring a big smile to your face! ;-)
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Today is nine nine nine! September 9, 2009!
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Recipes, pictures, slideshows, coming here SOON!
Quito Rhymer, a good friend of mine and an exremely talented man who writes and plays music plus does incredible artwork, has a NEW ALBUM out, just released on Amazon!
Amazon says it is out of stock, but they just sent me an email that it is was ready to ship, guess they need to update their webpage!
MAKE YOUR OWN HEALTHY YOGURT!
Share from a dear reader (A BIG THANK YOU TOO FROM Dear Miss Mermaid!)
Hi Dear Miss Mermaid,
Managed to buy your book from Amazon UK.
Are you able to get Easiyo powder sachets of diy yogurts ?
They are LIVE and come in Plain, Greek and many flavours.
The sachets weigh about 5oz each.
Mix powder with 1 litre of cold water in Yogurt Jar.
Fill special insulated outer container to the mark with boiling water.
Put Yogurt Jar into boilng water container, put lid on.
Leave for 10 hours, hey presto, real live yogurt !
Hope someone can help you with your yogurt supply.
With all best wishes,
THANK YOU MARTIN!
Grandparents day is September 13th! Well be SURE to buy them my book HURRICANES and HANGOVERS, not only does one size fit all, but they will LAUGH their way through the stories if the reviews posted at Amazon are any indication!
Hurricanes & Hangovers: and other tall tales and loose lies from the coconut telegraph
Mark your calendar!
September 19th is TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY!
You have 10 days to learn more than just "argh matey!"
Here are some helpful books!
They have changed this posting format and upgraded it and left off the spell heckler! SO bear with me if you found booboos!
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
By the way, I checked, Regina is NOT 90 as previously reported. She just turned 50 and this is her website.
Well, I am downsizing all right. But at this point, I am getting rid of anything I can live without. That's pretty much every thing but my clothe, cats and computer *giggle*.
Sometimes life is what happens, when you are planning something else!
Monday, September 07, 2009
Sunday, September 06, 2009
There were 57 passengers on board, Kotevski told The Associated Press. Of those, 15 drowned and 42 were rescued.
Most of the passengers on the 70-year-old boat, which had a 42-person capacity, belonged to a group of tourists from Bulgaria.
"The 23-year-old skipper and his deputy have been questioned about the incident. In their first statements they said that a loud crack was heard (toward the rear) before the boat sunk rapidly," Kotevski said.
If you go on vacation and ride a ferry or boat, be sure to step off and refuse to go, if you feel it is overloaded. Captains and greedy companies don't always follow the rules.
Even here in the Virgin ISlands, on both sides of the dotted line between the two territories, I have seen many ferry boats and sometimes party boats, overloaded. While they shouldn't crack up midways, if you figure 15 extra people at 200 pounds, then you have a TON and a half EXTRA weight. That is a LOT!
Guess that captain couldn't do his math too well. While not everyone will weigh in at 200, some will be more, some less, but many are carrying STUFF and that adds to their overall weight.
The ferries in the islands are required to have a seat for everyone. if they feel the seats with luggage, that counts as people. So if you can't sit down, then get back off and ask for another ferry. They are SUPPOSED to run an extra fery rather than overload (in the islands).
In my younger days I rode an overloaded ferry and many of the standing folks went topside and we rolled mightily, I thought we might just go over completely but we didn't.
Angels were watching.
Saturday, September 05, 2009
I have a horrible pain in my chest. I've never had heartburn, but I think I have heartburn now, something fierce!
I bought a warm Ginger Beer. Ginger Beer does not have alcohol, in case you are wondering. I was hoping it would make me burp and make the pain go away.
I bought some low fat crackers to go with last week's drastically reduced creamy salsa.
I stood at the cash register, lost in my world of pain.
A stranger said "Excuse me? Are you OK? You just look so VERY SAD."
I said "Well, yes, I am very sad."
He asked me if I had Bible at home and I told him yes.
I said "My landlord's agent needs a Bible thrown at her! She sent men over to harass me 10 minutes after I got out of the hospital! My rent is paid up, but it's an ongoing battle with her. She wants to raise the rent, and the place is falling apart! So I just keep paying the same old rent and she keeps sending men over to threaten me! I don't have the energy to move to another place. So I am selling most all my stuff. I've watched people cart my stuff out all day, and it makes me sad all around."
I forgot to mention the terrible pain in my chest. I feel like I need a monumental burp and I will be fine.
Friday, September 04, 2009
~~~~~Regina Brett, 90 years old
I'm alive but the weather from Erika who is now a nonentity is making me ache all over. I may have to go back to bed. Yet I have SO much to do!
I am selling off items I don't need anymore. So phone and email is BUSY with requests and I feel awful. I've had very little sleep and I am too tired to do anything today it seems.
Gosh, maybe I need to just get well. The doctor said I needed to SLOW DOWN and get MORE rest and eat more regularly. Things have upset me lately and I've missed meals or been far too tired to make something.
I thawed out some crab a few days ago and I better hurry up and make crab cakes or else. I feel crabby *tee hee hee*.
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