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Another Daily. . .

vet questions         I know we all can have one of those daysin our lives.  But when it happens day after day one could begin to wonder about  sanity!  Well, I’m beginning to wonder about the politicians running (?) this country of ours.  Have they gone insane or are they just plain nuts?  Apparently some (too many in my opinion) think they are man enough to mess around with women’s rights as “PEOPLE” as  pronounced in our CONSTITUTION.  Now I know said writers of the C were all men, but they had the common sense to understand that women too are “people”.   Religious beliefs aside, a person of the female gender forced BY (man’s) LAW to carry a child cast by incest or rape/rage or just plain ignorance, is outright repression of women’s rights, which, by the way, includes your mother, your wife, your daughters. 

Another thing…I am not amused by the slighting of Medicare and Social Security, which will also, one day,  include your mothers, wives, daughters, AND sons.  Yes, lowering the deficit is good.   But why?  Why is it so important to reward the wealthy and punish those who work(ed) to put them in that income bracket?  And, by the way, where are those jobs; and why, (as long as I’m ranting) when we have a refinery right in our state are we paying so much for gas?  (For that matter, why do oil companies take oil from our land and waters and we have to PAY THEM not only to do it, but pay them to get it back?)

 Hey, I’m just wondering. . . .

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dailies. . . Its a mttr of redng

Only great minds can read this  

This is weird, but interesting!  

If you can raed this, you have a sgtrane mnid too  Can you raed this? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.  I cdnuolt blveiee that I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd what I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno’t mtaetr in what oerdr the ltteres in a word are, the olny iproamtnt tihngis that the frsit and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can still raed it whotuit a pboerlm. This is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the word as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? Yaehand I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! If you can raed this forwrad it  or kp it as a remndr  🙂

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Bright gray sky today…rain off and on…hoping  for Spring to arrive one of these April days.    On the other hand, Mother Nature has been hoisting storm signals, slopping around the upper and mid west and leading a mad charge of thunder and winds in the S E.  Not to mention the mess she flushed over Japan.  Never know when the ole gal will  lose her temper, kick up her petticoats and throw her weight around.


Dailies. . .whatever. . .

I’m back and it’s April already. 

 Got two b-days this month; my Sister and my Son both on the same day…don’t know how that happened but it’s great for remembering the date…and made me conscious  of the fact that my son is 60!  and my sister, 74!

 At the time my son was born,  I was young 😉 well I was! . . .sorta.  But,  I grew up in a hurry,  and what I didn’t know about being married and raising  children was monumental.    Nevertheless, I’m given to wonder how many of our young women today are being educated re marriage and motherhood.  I see sports, entertainment and  breaking the so called glass ceiling being  given more support in upper education, rather than family building.    Or perhaps it’s just my elderly musing:  wishing I had known then what I know now.



Apparently I’ve had a few days of lookiloos at my blog, but no comments other than those I receive from my LOYAL Best Friends!!!  Oh, and I made AOL News front page with my Facebook note liking the story of the elder gentleman who is driving a hitch of percharons around the country(?)  How about that!!!  (me…dancing in a dimming spotlight). 

J J will be going to work this week, YAY! It’s part time and minium  wage, but  it is a also a new job learning situation for her.  ( No, obviously, it is not in insurance–the 17 years of knowledge  she had in that business got her nowhere in the employment game even though she was sending 3-4 resumes a week.)

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Yes, I missed yesterday…which is not a good thing for me.  I have a persistent “block”  re writing even though I have a “start” file of several story ideas.  I’ve been fascinated by our frontier-west history, as well as Washington state ghost towns. So it’s not that I don’t have numerous ideas.  I’ve had my work critiqued, been given very positive comments (although I apparently have “adjectivitis” according to some readers).  However, perhaps the praise has impressed me with the idea that what I continue to write has to live up to that expectation.  Of course it doesn’t, so I abandon beginnings, but the ideas continue to nag at me.  So before my mind or body decides to call it quits, I intend to reach for that illusive “The End”.



I get mail (the regular–go to the mailbox and get an envelope to open, etc. ) And today I received a “Congratulations On Your Nomination!” from a Hunting Club in Minnetonka, Minnesota.   And the free gift I will receive if I join (at only a “$1 a month”) is either a cookbook or field knife set with belt sheath”.   AND “only serious hunters are nominated“.

 Now, first off I am not and never have been a hunter. Possibly interested from a research point of view, YES.  However…”it’s no secret among my friends and family that: I am (NOT) a dedicated  hunter, so I am (not) exactly the kind of person this club is always looking for“.  And the free membership card entitles me to “test hunting gear and keep it free” and that includes “Firearms, GPS systems, outerwear, hunting trips, bowhunting gear, bags” as well as  “North American Huntermagazine “…filled with great insider know-how that will help you get lots of game just like those piectured in the eye-popping photos from cover to cover’

Now I AM NOT panning this advertisement, I am simply (really really) curious as to who thinks I can benefit, and who nominated me for membership, in the North American Hunting Club to field test hunting products and enjoy all the other benefits and privileges of membership.  Hummm?

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2/13 Daily

 I borrowed “Patience” (and need to ask : where are these found?  Not being much of a PC person I most often just stumble onto relevant items for my blog.  And right now I’m in my C3pt zone.  I’m attempting the Romance genre–hey it’s about a man and woman falling in love–of course it’s a bit more than that– which reminds me, I have to contact the police department … child welfare … and rodeo stock producers…hummmm. 

C3pt?–Courage, Passion, patience, talent.

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