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Posted by Melissa
May 25, 2011, 11:40 AM
A political faerie story, like she once said. Tiny little faeries running for office.
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The Scottish Book. All about Scotland.
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Albus Severus and the Book They Said Would Never Happen
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I'm J.K. Rowling, and I'll tell you in comments.
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857 Points

Forget being friends, just be civil to each other! ;)

Lady Hawke I am glad you got to have a little “grown-up time” with your friends. It is good that your friends being in that play was also a benchmark for the bass player. ;)

Posted by Deanie on November 26, 2012, 12:05 PM report to moderator
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Asti I hope you have not been too badly affected by the heavy rainfall for the last few days near your area. We were surprised to have a phone call from a friend yesterday who was coming over to drop of two ukuleles, to say that his way to our village was blocked by some flood water. We were able to re-direct him to gain access to the road by taking a big loop and he made it to us safely. My DS had been out with the camera during the morning on his “regaining fitness” walk but he hadn’t walked within sight of the flooded road half a mile away from the village. We haven’t had the heavy, prolonged rainfall that has affected people so badly further south.

Dr. Lew The trip to the game sounded fun! Sorry about the pile of grading you still have to get through.

Posted by Graymayne on November 26, 2012, 06:19 PM report to moderator
245 Points

I have been buried in laundry today. Nothing much in the way of productivity happened here over the weekend. It seemed I was always just trying to prepare breakfast and leave the house. My daughter and I had our day out on Wednesday and then I cooked the turkey on Thursday morning and then was gone from home all day. Friday I made breakfast and was out with my friend all day. Saturday I made breakfast and was out celebrating my daughter’s birthday all day. Yesterday I did do a little laundry and made my turkey soup and then I was out for the afternoon and evening. I am tired and was actually happy to be home doing laundry. I just didn’t feel like folding.

Posted by Lady Hawke on November 26, 2012, 06:39 PM report to moderator
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They say the third time is the charm. I have written two post and lost both of them because I have hit the wrong key. Maybe I should turn on a light.

I washed dishes and clothes this morning. My furnace has not been working right since Thanksgiving. I decided I needed a new thermostat. Luckily Jennifer has always been my and her Dad’s helper when she was growing up. She was able to change the thermostat with very little help from me. I can not see well enough to change it.

I hope new glasses will solve this problem for me. I just realized I hadn’t had my eyes checked in at least 4 years. I just got new frames the last time instead of new lenses. I guess I will have to go to a new doctor because I can not drive to my regular eye doctor. It is too far away. That is why I have kept putting it off.
Posted by Cool G on November 27, 2012, 07:43 AM report to moderator
245 Points

I am happily facing another day of laundry. It tells you what an exciting life I lead when I view a day home doing laundry as a vacation.

IRONSOS, I am having a Lean Pocket for breakfast. The grocery had them on sale a few weeks ago so I succumbed and picked up a box. Whenever I see Hot Pockets or Lean Pockets now I think of you and the consternation you caused our UK friends when you indicated you had come home with Hot Pockets and Lean Pockets.

Posted by Lady Hawke on November 27, 2012, 10:05 AM report to moderator
245 Points

Of course, the day I have at home my internet is intermittent. I just called to report the problem and it seems to be area wide, not just me. So, this may post or not.

Posted by Lady Hawke on November 27, 2012, 10:49 AM report to moderator
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Lady Hawke: I find lean pockets just as tasty as the regular style. Oddly enough it took me
a long time to get used to the UK meaning of biscuits.

Posted by ironsos on November 27, 2012, 02:38 PM report to moderator
106 Points

Good evening.

WHAT a day!! I had to take my daughter to A and E this afternoon….. She came home from school yesterday with a hurt wrist after an over exuberant playtime game.
I was at work before she woke up this morning, but my DS left a message saying he’d kept her off school as it was really painful and she had limited movement. Fortunately I finished at lunchtime today, so I rang the Doctor mid morning, and was advised to take her to the hospital.
Nothing is broken, thank goodness. Just bruised and tender.

And for some insane reason, I decided it would be a good idea to roast a chicken, when I really didn’t have time! So, we have not yet eaten, daughter is tired and uncomfortable, and soon I will have left over chicken to dissect and deal with. And I HAVE to wash my hair tonight, too!

Graymayne, the river loops around my town. Town itself is ok, but the water meadows around the river are flooded as I have never seen them before. Several local rural roads have been closed, and my DS, in his travelling for work, has had to deal with a lot of diversions due to flood or fallen trees this past week.
I am glad you havn’t had it too bad.

Posted by asti on November 27, 2012, 02:49 PM report to moderator
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My mother is always handing me bundles of items in plastic bags for me to “go through” and decide what I want to keep. Many times these bundles come home and just sit until I have the time and energy to go through them.

One of the items in this batch was my father’s certified birth certificate, dated July 1942. He had just graducated from high school so I guess it must have had something to do with him registering for the draft for WWII. I also found the photograph/card holder section from one of his former wallets containing his draft card, a note from his mother’s mother, a gift card which presumably came with the wallet from his mother and grandmother, a photo of his grandmother, his mother, his father and one of my mother.

There was also a formerly velvet autograph/friendship book which belonged to my great grandmother. The signatures and poems in it began in 1880. There was also a crumbly love letter from my great grandfather folded inside dated 1891.

I know I’ve written of a great uncle who died in England during WWI and who is buried in Brookwood Cemetery there. This bundle also contained his bank account balance book and his library card (as well as the library card of a young lady I don’t know, perhaps his girlfriend?).

Of course, there were all sorts of items of no real interest to me but some of which I’m afraid to dispose of. There was a bundle of pay vouchers used to prove his pension rights and some early social security records for my mother.

I spent some time clearing off the church pew in the foyer, my catch all place. That is how I found the bundle and determined to sit down and explore it. So, I had a nice little break from the clearing.

Posted by Lady Hawke on November 27, 2012, 03:31 PM report to moderator
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ASTI, I’m glad your daughter ended up not being badly injured. Did they wrap the wrist? I presume they gave her something for the discomfort. Does it make her groggy? Will she be able to attend school tomorrow?

I find it frustrating to lose one’s mind and attempt to cook something for which one does not have time and then end up staying up much too late to eat and dispose of it. I do that to myself from time to time. At least you will have leftover chicken for tomorrow. Cant you just put the whole thing in the refrigerator and deal with deboning it tomorrow?

Posted by Lady Hawke on November 27, 2012, 03:35 PM report to moderator
106 Points

Ok, chicken eaten, leftovers, (lots of, I know what we are eating for the rest of the week, lol,) dissected. Daughter dosed with painkillers and put to bed, and hair washed. (But still wrapped in damp towel on top of my head.) wet load of washing still in machine, and it can stay there for now.

Lady Hawke, I would love to have a bundle of mementoes like that. Of no particular use, just history of your family. Precious.

Posted by asti on November 27, 2012, 03:37 PM report to moderator
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Lady Hawke, I must have just missed you. No, they have not strapped it up at all, and it is just over the counter painkillers I am giving her. She will go to school tomorrow….. It’ll take her mind off it if nothing else. I have written a note to her teacher asking for her to be excused from physical activities and explaining that her handwriting might not be quite as neat as usual!

Posted by asti on November 27, 2012, 03:40 PM report to moderator
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ASTI, glad you have almost conquered all.

Three weeks from tomorrow will be my daughter’s first day of Christmas Break. Her teachers have already told them there will be no new information supplied to them for which to be responsible for the mid term exams given before break. They will do nothing but review for two weeks and test on the third. I find this frustrating. So, much emphasis is given to the test scores sometimes they forget the reason the children are there is to learn, not review for tests. The upside is there will probably be limited homework. I don’t know why homework still makes me cringe. My daughter takes care of her own homework now at a rate of about 97%. I just can’t relax until I know it is finished and put away for the night. AND NO MORE SPELLING WORDS! I don’t know if you have noticed a lack of complaints about spelling word studying this year. She is on her own now. She writes quite a lot for one teacher but has spell check on the computer so I am freed from the spelling word issue forever.

Posted by Lady Hawke on November 27, 2012, 03:46 PM report to moderator
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I need to clean up. I am due to get in line to pick my daughter up in a few minutes. I suspect by the time I get back to the computer you will have gone to sleep. I hope your daughter fairs well tomorrow at school and comes home having forgotten all about her wrist.

Posted by Lady Hawke on November 27, 2012, 03:49 PM report to moderator
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Thanks, Lady Hawke. yes, I have noticed the lack of face melting homework posts, lol! I am glad for you. My daughter has the occasional question, but gets on and does it by herself, and blissfully, without my having to nag her.
My son is currently sitting his “mock” exams….. Practice papers for the real exams next year. It is a useful exercise as it throws up weak areas that the students need to concentrate on. But I agree, far too much time is spent on testing, here especially from 11 and up. Daughter still has the joy and enthusiasm for learning. I do hope it isn’t “tested” out of her as she gets older.
She is sleeping peacefully at the moment. I hope it continues.
Have a lovely rest of your day!

Posted by asti on November 27, 2012, 04:05 PM report to moderator
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Oh, I told you my father’s best friend from childhood passed away last week and that his mother had served as my functional grandmother. In another bundle sent over here by my mother I found my adoptive grandmother’s Book of Common Prayer. She had several real grandchildren but I have her Book of Common Prayer.

Posted by Lady Hawke on November 27, 2012, 04:06 PM report to moderator
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It is little things like that which mean the most, I think. My Grandmother loved robins, and I have a robin plate of hers that had pride of place on her mantlepiece. I also have a stained glass piece, made by her her nephew, that she was so proud of.
My sister has a silver photograph “tree” that belonged to her, like a family tree, with my Grandma’s favourite photos of all her family displayed in the “branches.”

Posted by asti on November 27, 2012, 04:28 PM report to moderator
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Won, I still remember when you and Sally broke up. You shocked all the Leaky ladies with your “break up” deeds. We all scrambled to hide our heels. LOL! :D being civil would be a great step for both of you. :)

LadyHawke – I missed sending you a hug for the death of your uncle. Also, I missed LittleHawke’s Birthday. So I’m sending a hug to both of you. :)

LEW – you are taking the BF home?? How fantastic!!! :)

Asti – I hope Princess Pink is better soon. Poor baby.

Posted by Madame Minerva on November 27, 2012, 07:48 PM report to moderator
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I forgot to tell. I have another pair of very high heels to go with the ones from WON and SALLY, not quite as fine but they started out life as almost $200 shoes so they were out of my price range as well. These are from Talbots. They are 4 inch (10.16cm) heal black suede with black feathers on the T-strap.

My friend told me she had gone to a Talbots outlet and made an enormous number of purchases for her SIL and MIL as they were having a 90% off sale. There was nothing in her size but she took the opportunity to load up on birthday and Christmas presents for the ladies in the family. After she checked out her purchases the lady told her to take a pair of shoes since she had spent so much. There were no shoes in her size so she chose a pair for me instead.

MM, good to see you here. Are you feeling better and are you recovered from your drive? Thank you for the hugs. It has been a difficult two weeks to get through for so many of us here. My daughter is thrilled to be a teenager andmakes certain everyone knows it.

Posted by Lady Hawke on November 27, 2012, 08:08 PM report to moderator
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LadyHawke – I am feeling so much better, I can’t believe how much pain I was enduring until now that I’m pain free. Kidney infections are very painful. :(

I did not post my hospital stay on Facebook. I did not want all my family to freak out. They usually over do it. :(

Posted by Madame Minerva on November 27, 2012, 09:08 PM report to moderator
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MM, I know what you mean about hurting so much and being so sick that you forget how it feels not to be sick. That is a terrible state to be in. When I had to go to the urologist this spring to have the full examination he chopped me in my kidneys and acted surprised when I didn’t react. He really thought I was going to have kidney stones or a tumor and I don’t think he believed me when I said it didn’t hurt. So, I realized having anything wrong with your kidneys must be painful.

You did post something about soccer while you were sick. So, it really looked like you were okay but busy.

Posted by Lady Hawke on November 27, 2012, 09:41 PM report to moderator
857 Points

I went to the doctor yesterday. The arm continues to hurt most of the time. There are a very few resting positions where the pain is minimal or gone. Moving it is painful to some degree, from discomfort to stabbingly painful. Anyway, she wants me to se an orthopaedic doctor to see if I need an MRI. I think I will call the office where my surgeon is located. He does not do shoulders, but the other doctor there does. They may send me to therapy before doing anything else.

My doctor changed my pain meds from Lortab to Percocet. The Lortab 10 did not have any effect on the pain, but did give me insomnia. So I hurt all the time and could not even get relief through sleep. She originally offered me stronger Lortab. It may have lessened the pain, but I suspect the insomnia would have been worse. It’s so much fun to get older! (not!) ;)

Posted by Deanie on November 28, 2012, 08:52 AM report to moderator
436 Points

Looks like we’re all full of aches and pains this week! Booo.

I’ll add my complaints to the lot. I messed up my left hip running yesterday – I have no clue what I did. It started hurting around mile 3, and by the time I finished my run, I could barely walk after stopping. I don’t know if it’s over use, a result of gaining a bit of weight, or the fact that it was 18ºF yesterday morning and I lost all feeling in the lower half of my body (except for the hip pain, of course). But then, being the moron that I am, I played basketball on it for over an hour during lunch yesterday. I REALLY couldn’t walk after that. I wasn’t sure if I was going to vomit or cry after our game. Turned out I cried. Only time I’ve cried because of pain other than when I broke my leg/ankle a few years ago. It’s always something – I don’t think I was meant to be a runner…

Posted by Dr. LEW on November 28, 2012, 09:16 AM report to moderator
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DR LEW, I’m sorry you have joined the pain and misery crowd (for no apparent reason). It sounds as if you need to find a orthopaedic doctor and a therapist there. Can you walk instead of running?

DEANIE, I hope they manage to find a fix for your shoulder. You know I’m having similar shoulder problems, not able to sleep on my left shoulder following the flu shot on Oct. 15. I was finally able to stay on it long enough to fall asleep on it around Nov. 20 but I did some major housework, followed by lots of laundry folding on Monday and I haven’t been able to stay on it since. I’m not taking anything for it besides aspirin or Tylenol. I do have some left over pain meds from when I cut my finger a couple of years ago. I’ve been conserving it for an emergency. I really should have taken one of those the night I had the flu shot and the night after that. I know what you mean about not being able to find any place that feels comfortable, ever. I was like that for the first month but now when I’m sitting I can finally find a place to put my arm that is not uncomfortable. So, I know I am improving.

Posted by Lady Hawke on November 28, 2012, 09:31 AM report to moderator
56 Points

Lots of aches and pains going on, sorry to hear about that and I do hope people find relief ASAP. Must be the weather.
le flurk

Posted by Josephine on November 28, 2012, 11:52 AM report to moderator
106 Points

Good evening!

Daughter’s hand is a lot easier today, thanks for the well wishes.

I am sorry for so many in pain. But LEW, what were you thinking, to carry on being physical if it was hurting so much!! I do hope it eases soon, poor you.
Deanie, this has been going on for too long. I hope you find a solution.

Graymayne, my daughter has been studying The Highwayman at school. She came home today quoting bits, and she sent shivers down my back.

Posted by asti on November 28, 2012, 03:27 PM report to moderator
925 Points

Asti That is one of my DS’s favourite poems. I’m glad that your daughter has less pain today.

Deanie I looked back through the posts, you’ve been in pain with your arm since early September! I have to agree with you, getting old is no fun.

Tomorrow I must visit the nurse with my leg which continues to need attention but afterwards I am going to the cinema with my young neighbour to see Breaking Dawn. It is frustrating, for months there is no film worth seeing at the cinema then suddenly there has been a rush of about five that I would like to have seen but I don’t like having to ask my DS to chauffeur me when the weather is not pleasant, and my neighbour has a limited income.

I must have an early night so I can make an early start on tomorrow’s timetable.

Posted by Graymayne on November 28, 2012, 05:55 PM report to moderator
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Geeze, it’s so odd the way things occur in clusters on here. I had to go to the Ortho Dr today. I awakened this morning with my right leg feeling like a truck ran over it! I got a skrip for a months supply of 10/325 Percos… Feeling zero pain right now… lool… Hope everyone of you are feeling likewise tonight!

Posted by Won_Two on November 28, 2012, 08:16 PM report to moderator
85 Points

Waiting or the Power Ball numbers. LOL!!

I went in with the office ladies. We bought 35 tickets. Hopefully we will win a couple of dollars. :)

Posted by Madame Minerva on November 28, 2012, 10:44 PM report to moderator
85 Points

I guess I have to show up for work tomorrow. Nothing. :(

Posted by Madame Minerva on November 28, 2012, 11:09 PM report to moderator
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