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The telemarketers are not disappearing fast enough for me.

Dang phone calls at 8:10a. m., when I'm planning to sleep another 2+ hours.
Dang phone calls calling me from the bathroom to hear a lot of nonsense.

I finally bought a set of phones that display call # & place calling from.
Dang phone calls list places that are not valid locations.
Dang phone calls imitate phone numbers I have legitimally received.

New phones have a blocking mechanism, which I've been using liberally lately.
I don't know if I'm blocking any legitimate calls, and don't know how to unblock them if I am.

Dang telemarketers.....
Posted by No Vested Interest | Wed May 1, 2019, 06:36 PM (2 replies)

I fell tonight for the first time. I had taken a certain pride in that I had never fallen,

despite my many years. It was a relatively soft, rolling fall, in my den, on a carpet. I was trying to catch a small spider in my grabber to deposit it outside, so I was leaning over part-way.
I frequently use a Hurrycane, especially when walking outside or in unfamiliar spaces, as my balance is not so hot.
I am not hurt, though imagine I may have some sore muscles overnight and perhaps in the next day or two.

The real problem was getting myself up. Two artificial knees have kept me from kneeling for 15 years. My two local adult children would be asleep, plus I can't remember my daughter's cell number. I left a message on her land line, which she never answers. Calling the fire department was an option, but I really didn't want a huge fire truck coming unless the situation was dire.

After about a half hour of trying, I was able to hoist myself onto my knees, pull my upper body onto a sofa seat, straighten my legs enough to land on the sofa seat, and twist myself into a seated position, exhausted and huffing from the effort.

I consider myself very fortunate. So many, including friends and my own husband, have suffered irreparable damage from falls. This may be a warning to me to consider the future and to know that I may not be so lucky in time and place if a fall occurs again.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Tue Apr 30, 2019, 02:49 AM (20 replies)

Thanks for sharing information and glimpses of Orthodoxy.

Your OPs are both enlightening and edifying, and you and Shenmue are revealed as good followers of the Lord.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Tue Apr 23, 2019, 12:59 AM (1 replies)

Beautiful Way of the Cross from Rome, broadcast live

on EWTN this evening. It was outdoors, moving towards the Coliseum. Pope Francis was at the last station. Very moving.

I don't watch EWTN much, but every so often I go by there and find a good movie on a particular saint. St Bernadette, for example.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Sat Apr 20, 2019, 02:18 AM (0 replies)

We Democrats are blessed with so many really good candidates.

Though I don't see all of them as President within the next 2-6 years, I do many as great candidates for vice President or strong Cabinet members, leading our country back to a forward-looking course.

I plan to remain undecided for many months, but do admit that I, a senior citizen, prefer someone younger than 50; even under 60 is pretty good. The vibrancy of a younger candidate cannot be touched by the current executive.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Sun Apr 14, 2019, 04:13 PM (0 replies)

Habitual liars tend to forget their lies; they forget exactly what they say.

It takes a very good memory to remember how one twisted the truth; most people aren't that good at it.

(I learned long ago that I'm not a good liar; I am a truth-teller.
A family member was a habitual liar; things did not go well for him in the big picture.)
Posted by No Vested Interest | Sat Apr 13, 2019, 03:00 PM (0 replies)

Mnuchen sadi "gravel", not "gavel".

Posted by No Vested Interest | Thu Apr 11, 2019, 02:28 PM (0 replies)

Dear friend Sprinkleeninow, you are hurting now from several different angles,

and you have every right to feel the pain and stings.

Just keep the thought in a tiny corner of your heart and mind that you will get through it and survive, as has most of humanity that has suffered this intense pain.
All this is part of our larger, common humanity.

In the meantime, you have every right to do as you please in the moment, without apology to anyone. Just the explanation that you need the time and space to sort everything out on your own timeline.

Your faith is there for you, take what you need and what is useful to you at this time. Anything else will be there for you to pick up later or as needed.

I'm so glad your little furry one is there and present for you. I'm sure she misses her Daddy too.

Love to you in this moment.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Wed Apr 10, 2019, 03:02 AM (1 replies)

"Construction set to end in October 2020"... Immediately before Presidential election in Nov. 2020

Posted by No Vested Interest | Tue Apr 9, 2019, 09:20 PM (1 replies)

Sermon at my church addressed this also. The priest mentioned that no punishment for the men

involved in the adulterous affair was proscribed in the Law.
Why not, he wondered.
Then he considered the importance of the act of forgiveness in our lives.
I believe that would be in contrast to "stoning" one who had sinned against us.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Mon Apr 8, 2019, 02:21 AM (0 replies)
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