Blast from the past

I'm trying to start blogging again. I'm going to be here, Likeisaid at KCL, when I'm not here. I'm really having a hard time getting motivated but over at KCL I can work on layouts again and that's one of my favorite things to do, and it has a front page.

This was already posted there...

Today I decided to clean out my AOL favorites and get rid of all the old JS links. It still makes me sad to see the old names of journals and remember all the good times we had. Some are gone for good, I guess, and I miss them. I especially miss Silver-and-gold. Does he have a blog here or somewhere else?

So anyway, I ran across this link, Journalspace. I think it's a website that kept up with the activity on JS at some time. Anyway, I clicked on the link that said Wayback machine - see how looked in the past. Oh boy, talk about turning on the waterworks! I saw the front pages and the old names and it made me very sad. Then I thought about KCL and how it's getting more and more like JS and I'm fine now.

I just thought you all might like a "Blast from the Past."

Just my luck

I love this...

Aliensong (I will survive) - ?

Speaking of birthdays...

Today is my sister's 50th birthday! She sure doesn't look her age. She's my baby sister and I'm very proud of her. She's a wonderful wife and mom to two teenage boys.

Happy Birtday, dear sister.


I love you, Sally!

Spring is here, new life begins

I always look forward to Spring and the coming of the eagle cams! Right now there are cameras on two nests in BC. I can't wait to see the little eaglets emerge from their shells and start to grow. It's been something I've looked forward to every Spring since 2006.

Here's the Sidney mom and dad. They take turns sitting on the two eggs and bringing their mate food while they brood.

And here's the Hornby Island mom (or dad, it's hard to tell sometimes) waiting to be relieved for a while. They have one egg but we're expecting another any day.


It's so interesting, and sometimes heartbreaking, to watch the little ones grow and learn to fly. Last year was too exciting. If you remember I posted about the eaglet falling out of the nest and other things. I hope this year is calm.

This is the link to the forum. If you want to watch the cams just click on live cams.
Eagle forum

Shoes, and other things...

While I was looking for layouts I saw this one and it reminded me of Kate and her collection of great shoes so I just had to use it. I like making my own layouts but it's just too much of a problem here but I thought this one was cute. I happen to love shoes and have a closet full (even though I haven't been able to wear them for a while)...

I see more and more of our old JS buddies are posting at KCL so I'm going to start posting there also. It seems a lot more intimate and the guy who developed it really seems to care. So I'll still be here, or there, or somewhere...

I just don't want to lose my friends!

Have a great week.

Hello again

Hi, everyone! I'm really trying to get back to posting but it's a slow process for me. It's kind of like a group of people who are very close who live in a small town and then they're all moved to a big city. Even though they still care about each other it's harder to stay in touch and keep that closeness. At least that's how it is for me. Maybe someday it will feel like home again.

I'm trying to get back on my feet. My foot that was broken feels funny on the floor and it's very hard for me to get back in the process of walking without the boot. I have no problem with the support of the boot but without it I feel so vulnerable, like it's going to collapse and I'll fall, which I did this morning. I was walking back from the bathroom, very gingerly, and tripped. Not being too steady anyway, I fell to the floor and twisted my good foot underneath me, breaking a toe. It's all black and swollen and hurts like crazy! Now I can't walk again without pain. If it ain't one thing it's another!

Since I've been housebound so much I've spent a lot of time playing Qwerty on Pogo. It's like Scrabble and really gives your brain a good workout. I met a great lady months ago and we've become good friends. We usually meet several times a week and talk and play Qwerty together. She's like a long-lost family member. I've told her all my troubles and we're still friends! She's lived in Turkey for many years and it's so interesting to hear about things there, things that I'll never see. She also has a blog here on blogger. Her name is Spot, the turkey. :) She has a lot of great recipes and now has a fun food survey there. Go check it out. I filled mine out and will post it later.

So that's about all that's going on here; more pain in my other foot, Molly's on new pain medicine and we're crossing our fingers that it works and doesn't hurt her, Paul's taking care of things as much as he can, I'm getting ready to get back in the world, and so on. I'll be around to visit everyone and try to catch up.

Have a great weekend!

A quick hello

Hi to all,

I've been thinking about all of you every day and trying to get myself motivated to join the gang again. I don't know why but it seems much harder to really get excited about posting now. I remember all the happy days when I would sit for hours, first learning HTML and then working on my journals. I really did have some bad ones at the start, but they progressed. My last one, the Christmas snowmen, was one of my best and it was the one that I remember the most because it crashed and burned along with JS and the memories.

Anyway, not to bring all that up again, it's just been on my mind lately. I look at the HTML here and don't even want to bother with it. I do read your journals now and then and wish that I was back in the loop so maybe I'll start trying to accomplish that. If we only had the front page again, that's what I miss the most!

We're doing OK here, just trying to get by. I'm still struggling with my foot, it isn't well yet, and Molly had to have surgery yesterday so that was very traumatic. She's doing better today but the vet found that her liver has a problem from the pain meds so she had to stop them immediately. Poor baby just can't get a break. :(

Lady had a bad asthma/allergy attack the other day and we thought she would never start breathing again but she finally did. The vets have all said there's nothing we can do but it seems that something should help. I just wonder why they all seem to act like - it's just an animal, no biggie - they're our family! I think the whole world has gone crazy. Or maybe it's just me...

So I'm going to spend tomorrow just reading journals and trying to catch up with everyone. I do miss you and you're always in my thoughts and prayers.

Be back tomorrow, I promise!

Hugs to all,



Today is our anniversary. Last night we were discussing the fact that it's our 25th anniversary and that's a big one. We decided that we would get a silver anniversary clock or matching silver bracelets. After all, 25 years is a long time!

This morning while I was eating breakfast Paul sat down and said, "Sugar, we made a little mistake." I immediately thought something was wrong and started having an anxiety attack...

I asked him what it was. He said, "We've been married 26 years, not 25."

I started counting - married in 1983 and it's 2009...

He's right, last year was our Silver Anniversary and we missed it. That explains a lot. We don't even know how long we've been married!

I started crying. Paul tried to comfort me, telling me that we've had so many problems it's no wonder that we miscounted. I told him that if it's that unimportant we should get a divorce. He didn't like that very much. I don't know why...

If I was in his shoes - being married to me - I would take off running!

My adventurous day

Today was shower day, always traumatic because even though I have a stool I have to stand up sometimes and balancing on one leg is treacherous. I can just see me falling and breaking something else!

So Paul said, why don't you take a bath in the Jacuzzi? It's big and you could just lounge around and read and soak for a while. I thought about that. It involved getting upstairs but we solved that problem. We figured out that if I took it easy I could do it. I decided I had to scoot up the stairs one step at a time. I had to go a few steps and rest, go a few more and rest, but I made it.

Paul had it all set up for me. The soap, shampoo, good smelling body wash, my book and Dr. Pepper were all setting on the ledge. The bath was run, smelling wonderful. It's a big one, big enough for four people. Don't ask me why! By the way, there's never been more than two people in it... :)

I got in and it was Heaven! I leaned back, enjoying the warmth and the smells. I soaked a while, scrubbed a while, lay back and read and drank Dr. Pepper. I wanted to stay there all day! Paul kept popping in to see if I was all right or wanted to get out. I kept saying just leave me alone and let me enjoy this. So he got the phone and told me to call when I was ready to get out. After a while I called, he got me out, I moisturized, blow dried my hair (which is long and scraggly again) and felt like a new person!

Back on with the boot/cast, scoot down the steps on my butt and fall into bed and sleep a couple of hours. He woke me up to eat and here I am.

We don't have a penny to our name but we have a Jacuzzi! And I'm going to use it every other day. At least while I'm incapacitated like I am now. It was worth the trip upstairs.

So that's my story. A good day for a change!

I'm getting tired of this

How long does it take for a broken foot to heal? First they said there was one broken bone then on closer inspection they found another fracture. It still swells after I've been up a while and the bruises are still there. Part of my foot is black but not quite as black as it was. My right side is so sore from trying to carry all the weight with the walker. I can't go very far with it so Paul has to push me in the wheelchair. I'm just totally miserable. Especially when I get tired so easily because of my heart problem. Paul has to do everything, even help me take a shower and that's a job, believe me. By the time I'm through I'm totally exhausted.

Oh well, I didn't mean to whine or complain, I'm just so tired. It hurts to sit in this chair so much because of the heavy boot/cast that's making that hip sore. That's why I'm not writing as much. I just feel like giving up sometimes but Paul gets so upset when I say that and I don't really mean it. I'll fight until I can't fight anymore but I'm really depressed right now.

Blogger isn't cooperating with me today, I can't get pictures to load so I can't fill up that second space. It's a challenge working with this after all I learned from JS that I can't use here. Oh well, such is life.

I hope you're all having a better week than I am. Doctor visit tomorrow or the next day to see if my foot is getting any better. It sure doesn't feel like it.

Happy Wednesday.