Monday, September 08, 2014


New week thread.


Janet said...

I shall get the others! thanks steve! 2 in a row!

Janet said...

and this feather, I share with any and all who have illness or struggles that are seen, or unseen....blessed be.

good Monday morning!

we have a busy day today, sable goes to the vet for her check up, home school, and then a field trip to the news channel 5 studio for a tour and information on being a journalist, etc. shall be exciting!

and busy.

hope everyone has a great day. going to read back!

Sandi said...

Goodorming all. Great weekend. Long drive home today. Will check in later hate typing on the phone.

Judie said...

Good morning.

Thank you Steve for the fresh Monday mornin' thread.

Congratulations Janet on the feather. You should be a "hit" at the news station.

So glad Andy likes her new washer. I seriously dislike the one we bought.

Cheetah babies and mom are in the shade of a tree and the babies are play-wresting. Really cute.

Hoping Luna will not get to the stitches today.

Enjoy the visit in Denton, Lolly. Hope everyone is feeling better.

Sandi has arrived home safely.

Going to do some indoor chores today.

A bit cloudy outside.

Wishing everyone a wonderful morning.

Sandi said...

Judie we r still in VA. Going to brunch at the bride's parents' house before heading to Baltimore to retrieve dogs then heading home. Gray and rainy here in Richmond. Later.

Hoda said...

Good Morning
Thank you STEVE JANET.
Will drive home in an hour or so.
See you all from Nelson.

stronghunter said...

Good morning,

I hope the Benadryl worked. The stitches look okay, so maybe she didn't lick them last night.

I slept in a bit. Would like to go practice bowling. The weekend and Mondays are the best times to go to the alley.

Cloudy here this morning. I have not yet ventured outdoors.

Mema Jo said...

Whoo Hoo! It is Monday and thank you for the fresh new thread. You rock, Janet! Your day sounds exciting!

Still without our Still Cam.....

Enjoy the rest of your stay, Sandi! Brunch is a great conclusion to an
exciting wedding day.

Good day to work outside before any R>>> comes this afternoon.
Didn't want to upset Lolly on such an eventful grandson's day.

I need to go back and read other thread.

Mema Jo said...






Mema Jo said...

Safe travels Hoda & Sandi
Hoda you are proud of your team I'm sure!

Shirley - I think so far this is going to be a good Bowling season for
you and your teammates.

Lolly said...

Good morning! Sunny and 82 here. Each day gets a bit warmer this week. Predicted high of 99 Wed and then a cold front comes through. 99! Really????

Have not heard from Laurel. Wondering if Joey is home sick with a sick Joseph. Joseph was staying home for sure and Laurel is taking him to the doctor tomorrow if he is still running a fever.

We will be heading up there about 1:30. North Ft. Worth is solid road construction and the worst traffic!! There is no other route to take. We will pick up the birthday boy at school. Yea! Laurel posted several pics from this morning on fb. Looks like he was really happy and not sick like his brother and dad. Thank goodness! And, hopefully he and Laurel do not get sick!!

Need to go outside and look for armadillo damage to repair. He/she has been on the warpath the last few nights!

Kay said...

Good Morning Eagle Buds!!!

Thanks to STEVE for the fresh thread and to the well feathered JANET for the call over!

LORI, I second JO's emotion! My thoughts are on you and for you today!!! We love you!!!

SANDI, hope you strike out for Baltimore with satisfied tummies and great memories of the wedding. Safe travel as you wend your way home!

HODA, safe travel with happy memories to you as well! I'm sure you're happy with the news of a new little prince or princess in the making! ☺

ANDY, good to see you back--glad you're enjoying the new appliances. Home ownership--it's just one durn thing after another.

SHIRLEY, Luna must be a sight with all that paraphernalia attached! Hope today brings more healing and comfort to her.

Wishing LOLLY n' JACK well as they carry Jacob's beautiful chess set, cake and meatballs to Denton. Hope Joseph is much better today and that no one else has come down with the crud.

JUDIE, your day sounds about as exciting as mine! Life in the fast lane---that's the two of us!

Love and Prayers for all!!!


Judie said...

Ooops! Have a great time at brunch Sandi. Got confused with your post and thought you were back home. Safe travels.

I agree Jo. Maybe none of us should mention the rain we are expecting because Lolly might get upset. Hoping Joey and Joseph are feeling better.

Shirley, so glad you seem to be more enthusiastic about bowling. What a difference team members can make.

Thinking of Lori and wondering how long the exam takes.

Unless I missed it, I am guessing Hoda's race results were on FB. How did they finish the competition?

Miss the updates from Paula. Guess she's on FB. Hope both she and Larry are doing well.

Okay, upstairs puttering done. Now for the downstairs puttering.


Judie said...

Ah Kay, yes, life in the fast lane. I'm nearly breathless from racing around doing nothing. lol

Kay said...

Oops, I missed the fact that Joey is sick, too. If there is fever it may be catching---be careful! Wishing the guys WELL!

stronghunter said...

Oh, forgot to say thanks to Steve for the new thread and congrats to Janet for the new feather.

Mema Jo said...

Happy 10th Birthday to Jacob
I know how proud you are of this grandson
Don't bring home any flu presents - ya hear! Wear a decorated face mask!.. lol

Eagle-Eyed Shar said...

Good afternoon my eagle budlets.

We just found out that my Mommy's sister, Aunt Dot, passed away a little while ago. It's really sad. Her and Mommy were polar opposites. She battled with alcoholism all of her life. Her first 2 kids were raised by my Nanny and Pa. She raised her second 2, 1 of which died from a drug overdose and the other was left blind by a gunshot wound to his head. Her youngest son was raised by her oldest daughter and then she raised her granddaughter after her daughter died. My immediate family is quite dysfunctional but hers put the func in dysfunctional. They had called the family in but they didn't get there in time. Hopefully she is at peace now and her torment is over. Please say a prayer for all of her kids.

Mema Jo said...

Sharon - so sorry to hear of such turmoil in her life - We can only pray she is now at peace.

Also - I am very glad to report that Bev thinks the Kidney Stone has passed. I sure pray she is right!

JudyE said...


on lunch

Mema Jo said...

Hi Judy - Eat healthy gal!

Headed to my Retina Eye check up to be sure all is well..
BBL this afternoon

JudyE said...

JO I only have a yogurt on lunch I love their parafits at McD

although I don't like any other yogurt

JudyE said...

I usually just have a decaf tea and don't eat Lucky they let me sit and play with the free WIFI

Kay said...

Another answer to prayer for SISSY's kidney stone and trusting the Good Lord to look after Aunt Dot's family. May she R.I.P..

Yikes, JUDY, you must be starving by dinnertime. That's not much of a lunch. Do you start the day with a big breakfast?

Kay said...

Any word from LORI on FB? I'm very antsy on her behalf today!

stronghunter said...

Thinking of Lori today.

Prayers, Sharon.

grannyblt said...

Good afternoon eagle buds.

Beautiful day here, mid 70's and low humidity.

Andy, my new washer is one of those see through the top, use less water and detergent. I guess I like it so far, but it did take some getting used to.

Hoping for good Dr. reports for all concerned today and safe travels for others, and just generally good outcomes for us all.

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grannyblt said...

My delete, I was impatient.

grannyblt said...

My delete, I was impatient.

grannyblt said...

Good grief, I did it again. Sorry folks.

Mema Jo said...

No word from Lori yet on the LPN test
Don't know how long she needs to wait for a score..-That will also be the hard part.
I'll keep checking for her to comment - she'll probably need some space before we see or hear from her

Mema Jo said...

My eyes are still dilated from the eye dr photos - BBL

Judie said...

Shar, very sorry for all the trials and tribulations. Wishing peace for all.

Hoping to hear from Lori soon.

Jo, may the retina be repaired and checkups done with.

Janet said...

good afternoon all. putting feet up. deep breath. its been a busy day.

hugs and love to all....hoping LORI did well...holding SHAR close in heart and thoughts....and all others as well.

Livvy and I did a walk this a.m. She was resistant, but we walked about a mile.

Sable had her check up this morning. I had thought her lymph nodes were enlarged, but then, I don't know how big they are supposed to be a Doberman. ????? many things, but not a vet. So I showed Dr. K and she confirmed her submandibular ones are indeed very large and the rest of her body's lymph nodes are enlarged as well.

Long story short: 1 of 3 causes: a. tick borne disease
b. fungal infection c. cancer.

they did a needle aspiration and drew actual fluid out...which she said is very abnormal. she is sending that off to a lab so we know what we are dealing with.

sable was a trooper throughout. next week she goes back, possible blood work and a nail trim. she is on an antibiotic....and we'll just have to see what the pathologist report says.

the sun has finally come out. it is beautiful now. but I am tired and so I am on the sofa unwinding.

I have cleaned house, done laundry, did home school to include a tour of the local news station .... time to take a break!

hope everyone is doing okay.....later ya'll.

Judie said...

Janet, very sorry about Sable as the causes are worrisome. Will hope for an easy and complete cure.

Must rouse Juffie from sleep to go off and investigate Lori's situation. Bet she's just plumb wore out and sound asleep.

Off to read the paper that I never got to this morning and to check out t.v.

Judie said...

Eyelids are again falling down asleep. Will try to read a few more pages.

Hope Luna can sleep tonight and leave the stitches to heal.

Hope Joseph and Joey are feeling better.

Sandperson is awake and rummaging around with a satchel. Jufie is on the way to check on Lori. Dudley may have absconded with Hoda into the hills above Nelson where the air is elevating.

Night light is on. Restful sleep for all.

Lolly said...

Hi all ! On our way home from a great day! Joseph was feeling much better and Joey a little better. Both are going to school tomorrow.

Jacob loved the chess set and the cake! We had fun!

Mema Jo said...

Very happy you had a fantastic birthday for Jacob.

Judie - I didn't get to read my morning newspaper either - I read double tomorrow.

Mema Jo said...

Prayers being said for all of you and me too..

Sleep soundly and awaken to a new morn.

Goodnight to all ♥

Lolly said...

Have a Jacob story and then I am going to bed.

This morning Joseph was still in bed sick. Laurel and Jacob were in the kitchen, ready for school and watching the news while eating breakfast. They were talking about he virus that is affecting children, especially those with asthma. Laurel told Jacob she better go check on Joseph. Jacob agreed. She got busy and Jacob reminded her to go check on Joseph. She started in there and Jacob said (with a smile on his face) "If he is dead can I have his room?" She returned and it was "So, do I get his room?" The stinker!! He had us all laughing this evening.

It was a fun day...lots of laughter. Joey did stay away in the back room trying not to be around us too much. I told Joseph no hugs and kisses and he gave me a hug and a kiss anyway.

Time for the pillows.

Night all! SED!!

stronghunter said...

Time for me to head upstairs . . .

Hoping that all tests show there is no serious problem for Sable.

Good to know that Jacob and Joseph are better. I saw that news about the virus, too, but it is respiratory, and that doesn't sound what Joseph and Jacob had.

Craziness around here this evening. Hunter went to check on a football team some of his friends have joined. They are very interested in having Hunter play with them in their game on Saturday, but he has to get an ID from the DMV. Kathryn thought she knew just where his birth certificate was, but she can't find it. So, tomorrow, she might have to take time off from work to get things taken care of.

Hunter was running around the house looking through papers, etc., though Kathryn figured he really didn't know what he was looking for. He is very excited about this team.

stronghunter said...

Very glad that Joseph is still able to keep his room, Lolly! That Jacob is a cute one.

SED, everyone.

stronghunter said...

Prayers, Jo. God bless.

Hoda said...

Thank you for the posts
I am back in Nelson
Went to meditation and yoga.
We placed in Platinum and Diamond Divisions.
Now change channel to Kootenay Spirit Festival.

SHAR BEV sorry about the loss of your aunt. She had a tough life. Prayers.

I hope SANDI got home alright.

JO continued prayers

LOLLY love the stories about the a Grands.
Delightful comment SHIRLEY made in regards her hopes the JOSEPH continuing to keep his room. I will second that wish. Loved the photos of JACOB. Even loved your awful singing as a family!!! Love you.

I think the SANDPERSON might be looking for me in Penticton!!! I am in Nelson and wide awake.

Full day tomorrow with meetings and errands.

God Bless Prayers

Sandi said...

Goodorming my eagle friends. We got home at about 6pm but then had to unpack and do some school work. No time or energy to post but I did catch up on comments.

Janet, sending positive energy to Sable.

Hoda, congrats on the dragon boat results this past weekend - sounds like you had a wonderful time!

Lolly, the chess board is lovely - what a treasure for Jacob!

Jo, prayers continue for you.

Have a great day all.

Janet said...

good morning to all.

thank you for the positive energies for sable. it is what it is and I will have to deal with what it is....she is 15. she acts just fine. my main goal, the past few years has been to keep her comfortable. dr. k knows and agrees. we strive to do the least invasive, most minimal procedures for her. so we shall see....

glad HODA is home. congrats!

the JACOB story was cute. such a kid!

back to work today, but I managed to get a lot done over my 2 days off....and now we are off and running again.

have a great day! :)

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Janet said...

oops my delete! excuse pls!

JudyE said...

Good Morning eagle buds

Kay said...

Good Morning Eagle Buds!!!

Three hours have elapsed since JUDY checked in---slow times here. Missing all those FB escapees so much and appreciating those of you who manage to visit both places as well as my few fellow hold outs!☺

LOLLY, Jacob's wit is priceless! So glad the celebration was great and that Joey and Joseph are due back at work/school today.

HODA and SANDI, happy to know you're both back home, safe and sound.

JANET, I like the philosophy you and Dr. K have re:Sable's health and welfare. Penny and I are sending positive thoughts for your dear Dobie!

JO, where are you this a.m.? Have I missed something? Prayers!!!

Lovely Fall day in these parts so Penny and I will enjoy a lot of walking and deck time.

And, love and prayers for all!!!


Kay said...
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Kay said...

My delete---the phone rang while I wrote interrupting service, so Google directed me to "reload" and the result was a duplicate post.

Kay said...

Doing a Columbo/Margy maneuver here--and another thing. Anyone else's "Spam" folder being inundated with Dr. Oz entries--subject line referring to "belly fat"? Or, does he know more about me than I could ever imagine? I delete about a dozen such entries a day.

Mema Jo said...

Good morning to all ♥

Kay - I am right here in front of my computer. Retina dr yesterday and Cataract dr today - The eyes have it♥

Wed is the day I will get the CT report from the CANCER dr. Need prayers for helping me to accept whatever!

Mema Jo said...

KAY - not mine - I have hotmail and a tab for me to use to BLOCK any
spam address I choose.

Kay did you see JUDY right above your one remark. She hasn't told us
where she was late last night now has she.......... Judy........ ♥

Mema Jo said...

I thought I saw Lori liking a comment over on FB so I ask her to come on over and see us....Hope she

grannyblt said...

Morning all.

Jo, prayers always for your return to better health.

Kay, my inbox has no offers concerning belly fat, but better than Botox for wrinkle remover. I need the belly fat remover more urgently. I've given up on the wrinkles.

Kay said...

JO, the only JUDY comment I see is her "good morning" today a little after 7am. Was she MIA last night?

Prayers---make that mega-prayers for you JO! Acceptance. A worthy goal. You know we're all hoping, along with you, for a positive, hopeful report!

Kay said...

LYNNE, thanks for the big ☺ ! I've given up on wrinkles, too. Just about to give up on belly fat no matter what Dr. Oz has to say!

Kay said...

Oh, JO, I do so hope LORI checks in here! I suppose it's too early for test results---I'm still praying for her as she waits for word.

Mema Jo said...


Celebrating at Niagara Falls after taking our State Boards. Found out this morning that we both passed - we each had 85 questions when the computer said we were done!!! Happy girls! ♥

Now you have Happy Friends

Lolly said...

Good morning! Not ready to give up on belly fat! Down 6 pounds this past week though I did not go down this morning. However, I did not go up either! Hope to maintain after our trip to Dallas today too. Then back to loosing more. Last night I had wine for the first time in a week!

I am glad you saw the humor and wit in Jacob's comment. He meant for it to be that way. We are a teasing family. It is sad when you see a child that does not understand humor and teasing!

Today we head to Dallas about 3:30, but for now....out to water pots!

Mema Jo said...

I did email Steve about still cam

Mema Jo said...

Return email from Steve being out of office through the 13th, Friday. The
message gave me 2 phone numbers which I will call Nate and inquire.
Nate is having Clayton look at the cam...

Cross your fingers, arms, legs and toes

Mema Jo said...

Getting ready to leave for eye appointment
Keep an eye on the still cam every once in a while......


Kay said...

JO, I have every crossed but my eyes! Thanks for going to bat for us!

I'm ecstatic over LORI's news! Felt sure she'd pass, but wanted the confirmation! Ain't she sumthin' tho'? She's already a great nurse and destined for great things in her new career!

Kay said...

Make that "everything" crossed but my eyes!

LOLLY, glad you're winning the battle of the bulge once again---it's a never ending struggle for many of us.

Judie said...

Good afternoon.

Congratulations to Nurse Lori. We could not be more proud.

Wishing good doctor appointments today for Jo.

Now, as for those ads - this morning I was searching for perennial plants to attract hummingbirds and got several ads for penis enhancement. Have I missed something for the past 69 years?

Will return later.

JudyE said...

JO thanks for letting them know I thought also just need reset like they have in the past its still down at this time

JudyE said...

check out google

and did you all see last night spectacular moon

Lolly said...

Kay, I want to stay active. Both my older sister and my younger brother are over weight. Both have mobility problems, both have diabetic problems, neither severe but still......! I have been over weight but never fat! I think I am fine now but want to keep it that way. I lost 40 pounds several years ago, 10 had crept back. Going to loose those 10 and maybe more! Gotta be able to climb the bleachers for sporting events! LOL

Saw Lori's news on fb! Way to go Lori!

Mema Jo said...

No still cam as of now - May be an
impossible fix for now!

Eye exam went well - would only
need to return if and when right eye
cataract would restrict my vision.

I just finished watching New Tricks
Love those guys and gal!

Feet may be going up for a few!

Lolly said...

We are off soon.

See you later tonight!

Mema Jo said...

Reply to Deb Stecyk: NCTC Eagle Cam - Update - Sept 9 2014

Here is the response i received with regards to the down eagle cam....

"It looks like the storm knocked out our server. We are rebooting tomorrow and hope (as long as there is no storm damage) to have it back up in 48 hours." per Mark at NCTC

Kay said...

JUDIE, big Doh here! I got some of those penis enhancement ads, but misread the subject line. Thought it said penal enhancement, so I assumed our prison's need some restoration and decorating services. In the spirit of community goodwill I sent the OH Dept. of Corrections a healthy check. That's ASSUME for ya! Gonna have to read more carefully from now on.

Kay said...

LOLLY, you're wise to watch your weight with those health problems prevalent in your family! You're showing your family love and a good role model in the process!

JO, glad the eye exam went well. Hope that right eye cataract does not act up! Thanks again for dealing with the camera woes.

Hoda said...

Good morning meetings.
Good yoga class
Stopping for a cup of tea.

Meditation and then errands.

Very happy about LORI'S results. Thank you JO.

Thank you JUDIE.
The only spam I get is about penis enlargement!!!
I used to be offended.
Then I was angry
Now I think they don't know non-English names!
Today I thought if they do not know JUDIE is female I should let go of they don't know non-English names.
I just delete.
Non of it is personal.

JudyE said...




JudyE said...

Just got home

while I was at work the sky opened up and it rained big time at work and normally I don't get as much rain as work does even if I am a little over a mile and a half from work WAS I wrong today 3 1/2 I got in my rain gauge

Mema Jo said...

Thank you Judy for the

Up/Running Still Cam announcement

grannyblt said...

Really, Kay??

Janet said...

whew. good evening. feet are up and I am plain old tired.

work was good. no complaints. I cleaned out the inside of my car this afternoon. it is very small (mazda Miata) so it doesn't take very long. just wiped the seats down, cleaned the windows, etc.

we did some home school stuff, made dinner and spaghetti sauce for dinner tomorrow and now, I officially am off work . more I could do and I am refusing. I've had a headache again since yesterday and I am just tired.

so glad everyone is doing okay. proud of and for our LORI.
JO; good eye dr report...
KAY: thank you. we've had a couple scares with Sable over the past few is what it is or isn't and I will deal with it with her highest and greatest good in mind.
LOL ....yes, spam mail. I get penis enlargements, letters from people who only need a few dollars, etc etc etc. I have this great invention called the DELETE button. 99% of them end up in my spam and away it goes!

as for weight, some years ago, just before I got preg with Olivia I had lost 30 pounds...then came pregnancy....and after I lost 50+ pounds. when I moved here I was a very thin 139 pounds. NOW,,,,not so much. now, i'm much more "rounded". my dr would love for me to loose about 30 pounds, but like I told him, I don't see it happening any time soon. my over all health is pretty darn good...I just try to eat as sensibly as I can....but when I was on weight watchers, the thing that I found was I became very resentful of those who were not on WW and I became grumpy and not worth it for me. if we ALL did WW in this house, I could do it, its pretty easy and it works well for me. but with others NOT on it, yeah, not so much.

Okay, chattered enough. later ya'll :)

stronghunter said...

Good evening,

Winding down after a busy day. Bowling went well this morning--we won two of the three games and total points, then had a very nice lunch together. This afternoon, I took Hunter up to meet Kathryn at a DMV office up near her work, and they got the ID card business taken care of. Not sure if he will be able to play on Saturday, as the hard copy of the ID will not arrive for awhile, but we've done all we can.

Hunter is quite tickled about getting an ID from the DMV--wanted to know if he might use it as a driver's license. (Like Jacob, he's joking.)

stronghunter said...

Wishing everyone SED. See you tomorrow. :)

stronghunter said...

Hoda, I don't think they pay any attention to the names. They just send those ads out.

JudyE said...

Watching Fashion Rocks on CBS

Security system is armed please be sure to use your code if out past curfew

Well I'm calling it a day
See ya in the am ☼ at Sycamore Sunrise Cyber Cafe
Bless this Nest
and all

♀ ♥ ♂
whom watch it at
Sycamore Palace
Healing thoughts for
those in need

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone is fighting some kind of battle."

Judie said...

Early but Sandperson is anxious to get on the way to visit everyone. Already has a satchel packed. So...

Night light is on and wishing everyone restful sleep.

Mema Jo said...

Looks as though the night time group has gone to hit the pillows!

I am on my way...
So happy the cam came back....

Goodnight to all ♥

Prayers for all!

Sandi said...

Goodorming my eagle friends.

Jo, special prayers for you as you get the results from your CT - today, right?

Judie & Hoda, my spam folder gets those same emails.

Lots of rain here yesterday - I think today is supposed to clear.

First faculty meeting with the new principal this afternoon - wonder what additional work will come from this? The new guy is really pouring it on - seems to want to make a good first impression with district office as a real go-getter, but at the expense of the teachers, who are the ones who have to actually DO all the extra work!

Have agreat day all.

JudyE said...

Good Morning Eagle buds

Janet said...

good morning all.

have a great day! :D

Kay said...