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26 Nov 2014 5 Comments
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25 Nov 2014 5 Comments
Anger on the left anger on the right
Biting at each other what ever gets you through the night!
Shut your ears don’t listen, you will here no good
Will it come to blows .. no your words cover your soul like a hood.
Every ounce of good is gone , fled for the hills
Sanity has left , leaving blows and harsh words shrill!
No sight of grace , anger written all over your face.
Talk to each other talk before it is too late. Be men about this share the saving grace!
24 Nov 2014 17 Comments
Headphones in I trudge the Autumn morning
Cold nipping at my hands and nose
The pain though in my being eating me since the dawning
Leaves gold, brown and red swirling round as the wind blows.
Turn the music up to drown my fears out
Stop my thoughts they are running wild
My head is bursting I want to shout
Why is this time of year such a trial.
The wind is rushing through the trees
I watch my hopes and dreams escape
Lost alone in the cold cold day I see my future as it flees.
Turn the music up, drown out the hate.
23 Nov 2014 4 Comments
I am with Mark on this Linda G. deserves a new Laptop! I am all for standing up for the deserving!!
Originally posted on markbialczak:
I think Linda G. Hill deserves a brand new laptop from her local Geek Squad.
Do you want to become part of a grand blogging/social media experiment with me today?
Reblog. Share. See how far we can get this statement out, out, out.
Here’s the back story, as I was reminded by Nano Poblano teammate Linda G’s post Friday.
She took her broken laptop to her Geek Squad reps with a battery problem half a year ago. The battery they ordered just came in. It was the wrong battery. They want her to wait around some more.
She wondered in her little story why they don’t give her a new laptop. Take a look at the happy Geek Squad agents in the logo I culled directly from their site above? Don’t they look like they might get on the phone, call headquarters, and get the OK to…
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23 Nov 2014 13 Comments
Well hello everyone you have caught me on the hop. It has not been a good week and I been on the back foot , but that is my problem not yours!
If we were having Coffee . Come on in the fires are lit the cushions are plumped up and we have the coffee and tea on the cakes and sweets are set out.Paul and his guests are all here and enjoying the warmth and food and drinks. We have tea and coffee from all over the world not to mention all our cakes and muffins and as Paul calls them sweets! Every single one is calorie free! Plus of course we now have spirits and liquors to warm the coldest of you .
If we were having coffee : I would tell you that I had tried to be busy yesterday but I found it so exhausting. Fighting pain, depression and the feeling that you are wading through sand!
I am not really sure what I would want talk about my week today If we were having Coffee:
If we were having coffee : I would say okay it is Sunday and I have to apologize, here you are all waiting on the doorstep and where am I , in my gymjams and slippers with my favourite warm hoody and slippers, no make up and and hair all over the place.
But If we were having Coffee: I’d say sorry I look such a mess but I am sure you’ll forgive me. Everything is ready so come on lets all sit down and have a chat. I think I shall have a Gaelic Coffee.
If we were having Coffee: I had a shock this morning I walked into the lounge and there large as life was one of the squirrels sitting in the middle of the front lawn ( very close to the window) oblivious to the world and me! Franticly digging holes in the lawn, three large ones in fact! After a little while he scampered off across the lawn and after a few minutes found some nuts! Then before scampering off with them he took time out to stand and eat one!! Finally he shot back across the lawn to the Willow tree and he settled there for another dig. Then his mate came rushing down the tree and almost jumped on him! Well that was it they were off, scampering and jumping. Up trees and and down trees round and round!! Having so much fun! Boy if we could bottle that energy we could make a fortune!
I took these through the window and I only had my phone to hand! I had the largest magnification I could and the light reflected through the window my side! So the are not brilliant but I think you can see the holes ( though I only got two) In the second photo and in the first one the eating chappie!! Just about anyway!! Lets try a professional shot this the nearest to the two out front!
If we were having Coffee: I say just look at the difference between my poor efforts at photo the squirrels at play compared to the professional one! Well now can I get you another drink , what takes your fancy, tea, coffee or just a cake it is all here and it is just for you!
How are you coping with the onslaught of Christmas? Have you done all you shopping and written all your cards? I have only got close family presents so far, the Newbie of course I showed you all the Rocking Horse and Xylophone didn’t I.
All my cards are sitting on the table shaming me as I sit here and type trying hard to ignore them, failing miserably. I am just not in the mood and now all the adverts on the TV are “Buy, Buy ” “Perfect family , perfect Christmas) which I am afraid to say is Bullshit! sorry but nothing is ever perfect …. maybe the happy few, but no even they are exaggerating orlying or incredibly self obsessed or money orientated!
If we were having coffee : I would have to apologise for letting my low mood rip but these adverts give off the wrong messages , spend , spend, through money at it just take take and MUST HAVE! The real meaning of Christmas is lost. Personally I find it gets worse every year. Raising everyone’s expectations is never good, is it do agree or disagree. Let us face it family forced together for a couple of days is not always a good thing (not everyone gets one ) . Then loads of people spend the next year paying off their credit/ debit card bills off! Here are just three of the current ones! Debenhams first so all children are allowed to be set three in a huge store just to get what they want… Yes REALLY?
Secondly Marks and Spencer, the fairies are going to make everything right , even find your cat or a new man for you!!
Finally the Sainbury’s advert which is about a true story and is beautifully done but actually offends me. Not like the other adverts which just irritate for their twee perfectness. The Sainsbury’s advert is set in 1914 the first Christmas in the Trenches. Some troops from both side sang carols exchanged gifts and played football. Well to my mind to use something so special, that only happened once. In this year of the centenary of WW1 and so close to Rememberence /Vetern’s day to use the story to make people shop in their stores is …cheep to say the least and down right ignorant at the most. Here it is you can make up your own minds.
If we were having coffee: I would say sorry I did not mean to go on a rant ignore me, it is just me feeling low. Come on tell me off if you want! Look I am sorry as today has gone on I have actually got worse, I can hardly walk around the house, it has taken me all day to get washed and dressed. I have done my hair . Made the bed. hovered the stairs and now I am done! I am beginning to sound like a real whiner . So I am going to have another coffee get you all one and tell you to help yourself to food!
If we were having coffee : I ham going to lie down now but I am going to leave you with my happy song in the hopes it will make up for my moody rants!
IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: I would say lets go and see what Paul’s guest are up to lets all mix and have fun. I would ask you if you would like another cuppa, or another cake . ! If we were having Coffee Original idea from http://parttimemonster.wordpress.com/
22 Nov 2014 24 Comments
A Personal Rant and Missing Trees.
Welcome to Willow’s weekly coffee and tea garden. My name is Paul and I’m happy to be here once again inside Willow’s home where it is nice and toasty, tending to your needs for a cuppa, and sweets. We’ve moved inside to beat the winter cold in the garden. I’d be pleased to bring a pot of whatever beverage you prefer – we have a wide range of teas and coffees to satisfy our world-wide readership. We can relax with a cuppa and calorie free electronic sweets while we discuss the affairs of the week both personal and/or worldwide. How has your week been?
On the news front, it appears to have been a rather slow week in general – a few hotspots in the world to concern locals, but no large issues. I get a lot of my news from Canada’s national newspaper – The Globe and Mail – and two of today’s articles on the first page of the e-edition are: “The cold hard facts about seven winter driving myths” and “Tedium, kids? It’s all in a day’s work.” Mind you, these are two small articles, but still they seem to point to a slow news cycle. Which, I would argue, is a good thing. Anything of interest happening in your part of the world? Local or national news that affects you?
On a personal front Friday night’s dialysis went poorly, very poorly. I upset one of the nurses; numerous attempts at inserting the dialysis needles failed; at which point the hospital RAN OUT of the type of needles I have used for 6 years. I threatened to leave; they scrambled and found two needles of which they only successfully inserted one; they tried to do the dialysis with one needle only partially working. This lead to successively poorer and poorer dialysis until after part way through, it failed completely (line pressures went out of range). They then insisted that they wanted to use a different type of needle. I’ve tried these before and because my fistula (the vein constructed just for needling inside my upper arm) is very mobile, they inevitably fail causing haematoma and a great deal of pain and swelling. I basically told them to stick it where the sun don’t shine (in a nice way) and expressed my disbelief and pissed-offedness (made up word there) that they had run out of the correct needles.
Steel dialysis needle – approx size
There was no real choice at that point but to stop the dialysis and go home. The nurses explained that this was my fault because I refused to use the steel needles (mine are angios which are flexible, once inserted, allowing the tips to move with my fistula). I told them that it was hardly my fault that they ran out of needles that I had used successfully for 6 years. Anyway, they removed me from the machine having completed only about 1.5 hours of a 4.25 hour treatment. And the part we did complete was very, very low quality, leaving me tired and sore. The way the treatment is structured, saline is used for starting and finishing – and there is a break-even point in the treatment such that it is only successful if that point is passed. We did not get past that point, meaning I actually came off worse than I went on. Not a good thing. There will be no more angios available until next week, so I couldn’t go back and re-dialyze over the weekend to make up for Friday’s fiasco. If it was life threatening, I could get treated at another local hospital but it is just painful and annoying, not life threatening. Have hospitals or medical facilities ever pissed you off? Any stories that have left you upset or angry? Or perhaps a funny or cheerful story to cheer us all up?
Well, that was quite a rant – I feel much better now, thank you. Would you like a cuppa refill and a sweet? You’ll need a piece of cake or a biscuit with your coffee in order to make it through the next topic, one of my regulars: The Squirrel Report. For some reason squirrels seem to make it into each post – not sure why.
So, Friday I arrive at the hospital and walk over to sit on one of the outside benches for a minute before heading into the building. On Wednesday I had noticed a construction fence had been erected along the walkway and behind the benches as far as the entrance driveway. I hadn’t thought much of it as there is always construction of some sort going on around the hospital. Friday it was dark when I arrived and I hadn’t noticed much detail. As I approached the benches, I realized that something looked different, not quite sure what yet. And then I stood facing the benches and the woods behind. The woods were GONE. There were a few trees left to shade the benches in good weather, but the forest was missing. From the building to the main street entrance, it was about 1⁄4 mile of woods and green space. That area is now completely lifeless, without a sign of a growing thing. It has been levelled, gravelled, covered with compacted sand and readied for paving. The whole front of the hospital property next to the main building has only a handful of trees left. This is the area where the squirrels had been gamboling all summer long; where they chased each other for our amusement; begged food from passers-by; where they raised their families; where they gathered their nuts and where they hid their nuts for the winter. All gone now. I hope the squirrels got out OK and that they manage to make it through the winter with the food they can find. Has your community lost any green space to development lately? How do you feel about sacrificing trees (and all their inhabitants) for pavement and buildings?
Winter has finally arrived to stay here – early this year. It has snowed and then turned to ice on the ground and stayed for a full week. Walking is a nightmare because of the ice. Next week appears to have only one relatively warm day and then more cold. Would you like another cuppa? Willow and I are honored that you dropped by today to visit. I hope you’ve enjoyed yourself and the conversation and please feel free to look around at Willow’s other posts while you’re here. Have a great week. We look forward to seeing you here for tea again next week.
Slightly Stronger Coffee After a Hard Week
22 Nov 2014 14 Comments
Is that right, it can’t be so
I am seeing butterflies in the snow.
Gently round my fingers they go
Enchanting me why, I d not know
Little beauties don’t you know
This is not nature for you to be her in the snow
Yet though it is right that you should go
I want you here because you cheer me so
Here in the winter of my life
You show me that life and time are trite
Please if you can stay with with me for if you leave I shall cry
The only sanity I have left shall die.
Low in the sky the winter sun is hung
Relieved now that the year is neigh done.
Starling light blinds the eyes
The last of the remaining birds have domain of the skies.
Morning draped in silver frost with veils of fog
Cold and daunting arrives the dawn
A hoar on path and grass and log
Dark is unwilling to leave, slowly my fears are born.
Bleak and empty the world appears
Such a sad and sorry time of year!
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