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My sleep deprived mind (had insomnia last night)has devised a silly plan

for keeping my promise to my sister not to argue with our conservative relatives at a holiday picnic she has planned even if they bring it up first. So if they celebrate the Hobby Lobby decision, utter one "dear leader, or " Barry" or spout anything even remotely sounding like a faux news talking point, I am just going to stand up and say really loudly " Excuse me, I have to poop", leave the table and then not return. If anyone calls up to see how I am, or if one of them has to use the bathroom I am answering " still going."

I either cry or laugh hysterically at myself when I am over tired even when things aren't truly that sad or that funny. Today is a day for the latter.

My fondest fantasy

other than having human like robotic clones of Julian McMahon, Carter Oosterhose, Matt Bomer, and George Clooney (similar to the life like droids in JD Robb books) to come live with and devote themselves totally to me, is to have every conservative and libertarian, even the average and poor ones, that I know be able to exclusively and actually experience the kind of world they so desperately are asking for. You know the know the kind of world where there is no tax payer funded schools, roads, bridges, social safety nets, police, fire departments etc. No government funded bureaucracies like the EPA,OSHA,the CDC.

You know where corporations are free to pay their workers as little as they want, where they and their unlimited amount of offspring (no birth control or abortion remember) get
to live next to a plant pumping unlimited pollutants, and Carbon Dioxide into the air and drinking water untethered by pesky government regulations. Where immigration is not allowed so their fellow conservatives will have to pick crops for pennies on the dollar. I mean those are the good honest jobs the illegal aliens are stealing from Amuricans, right? A world where they can be in a perpetual war against enemies real or manufactured.

Here's the catch that makes it fantasy. I want all these things to apply to their world and theirs only, and not have any ill effects on the world I wish the rest of us could live in. If that were the case I could be more live and let live about their actions to dismantle the federal government piece by piece. Unfortunately we don't live in a fantasy world or a vacuum, so forgive me if I get ticked off and loose my patience with them. The sad reality is we are all going to have to live with all the ill consequences of their efforts.

Sorry I am in the mood to vent.

Why are there Women, Hispanic, Black and Gay Republicans?

Pukes have nothing but contempt for us. They treat us as second class citizens! Seek to destroy our rights at every turn.

What is wrong with people who would aid their enemies? I'm sorry it just makes me sick and I have even less respect for those members of oppressed groups who openly suppot their oppressors, no matter what excuse they give.

I don't know how other people feel and this is JMHO but I personally look at other women who vote puke as traitors. If they want to surrender their rights that's fine. They deserve to lose them but they shouldn't be helping in trying to steal the rest of ours away and certainly not celebrating the theft.

My puppy Marnie at Six Months

My little girl is growing up.


Chronic Hives -Frustration with Doctors

Okay this might get long winded but I have to vent about this. Look I know finding the cause of hives can be difficult if not impossible in some cases but I am pretty sure I have figured it out but it's been very frustrating dealing with the allergist, primary care and GYN on this.

The hives started in January. Had never had them before. I have an allergy to Codine and one blood pressure med but nothing else that I know of. Plus there was no new food or medicine or products, that I hadn't used before that had been introduced to my life then.. I was under stress as my beloved dog of 12 1/2 years succumbed to old age and had to be euthanized. Then in February I got a new puppy whose been a handful but the stress is lowering but I still have hives.

Called PC doc. He was out so doc on call saw me and gave me Prednisone for ten days. Hives went away for seven days came back and have been with me pretty much everyday since. They don't respond to antihistamines, the only thing that helps is Sarna lotion That applied to skin stops the itching.

I called PC again. He refers me to allergist. That doc gives me lists of things to avoid for ten days, I do. Hives still there.

I get blood work taken that was requested by allergist. That shows I have low immunoglobulin levels in A, M, E and a high CH50 level. All allergist does is send me results with a note that says he doesn't know what to make of results since he was expecting the immunoglobulin levels to be high and the CH50 to be low. Doesn't explain what my abnormal results do mean or even recommend a follow-up. I called primary care but he is out again. They have me see nurse practitioner who checks with on call doc they were pretty much clueless about results overall too.

Then I researched on line. Not only does it say low immunoglobulin levels and high Ch50 can all result in Hives but can indicate other more serious health issues. The high CH50 count especially.

Since I read that high CH50 indicates there can be an untreated infection I called GYN as I am often prone to UTI's and yeast infections. They found a yeast infection. They treated me with one course of meds. All symptoms including hives went away for five days. Now meds have left my system some symptoms are coming back including hives.

Called this morning to GYN office. Told receptionist that hives were coming back too, she says well that has nothing to do with infection hives are only caused by allergies. Excuse me since when is a receptionist qualified to make a medical pronouncement like that? She did say she would have a nurse call me. I am still waiting.

From what I am reading online some actual medical sites and nutrition sites do say bacterial and fungal infections can be at least related to hives and hives have gone permanently away when an infection has been successfully treated. They were responding to the med till it left my system. Why would the allergist even order a CH 50 test if an infection isn't a possible culprit?

I feel like they are just hanging me out here with out any answers or true help? Any suggestions? Has anyone else read or heard infections can cause hives?

"The cat burglar"

and I mean this literally strikes again. In my years as a colony caretaker, I have collected an assortment of dishes to feed the cats in. Some store bought pet dishes, take-out salad bowls etc. They have started disappearing one by one. I am on disability so I am here most of the time and have not seen any suspicious humans hanging around. The puppy is never out of my sight unless she is in her crate, so the only possible suspect is one of the cats themselves.

I can't find their hidey whole yet, but apparently some kitty is building quite a stash of empty dishes.

They even took the one I thought I had cleverly hid for the one tame one so I can feed her separately. She's a lover not a fighter. If another cat tries to horn in on her share of a meal she lets them and walks away. I always try to make sure she gets to eat something extra on her own, with me standing guard.

My Coneheaded Baby Girl Picture

Marnie in her protective cone after spay surgery:


Protective Cone on Five Month Old Puppy Advice needed.

Okay my five month old puppy Marne got spayed yesterday. Poor baby also had a baby tooth pulled that was impacted with a permanent tooth.

She came through surgery great. The only problem is she has to be a cone head for 10 days while she is not being directly observed so she doesn't bother her stiches.

Over the weekend I have help. I hold her and my sister puts it on her. Plus yesterday she was still drugged and it was easy.

Tomorrow night I am going into six days of going it on my own. I have to sleep, and go to the doctor myself next week, so it has to get on her somehow.

The problem is we barely managed to get it on with both of us trying today. She fought it like a demon and kept breaking away from us. How the heck am I going to get it on and off her by myself? I don't want to just leave it on her constantly.

Vet is off today and trainer is in appts all day. Any tips?

Post something that makes you happy, hopeful, or positive!

and keep it going.

Nora Roberts' books make me happy especially her Eve and Roarke novels written under her alias J.D. Robb.

Your turn?

Angry Birds Go?

Anyone here play? How do I make them drift. I am addicted to this stupid game. I'm mad though because there are challenges to beat your friends scores and it says it's loading them but for the past few days it's stuck and won't load my friend's scores or record whether I am beating them or not. Stupid game but fun all the same.
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