Thursday, September 04, 2014


Fresh thread.


Mema Jo said...

I stuck a feather in my "Eagle Whisperer" hat and called the others over.

Good morning to all ♥

Thank you Steve - any sightings of our Royal Couple recently? They have
a beautiful garden up in their nest

Mema Jo said...

Today's dr appointment is to have blood work and to talk with my dr and hopefully schedule a CT date.

I'll tell Iris over on FB (Which she isn't there too often anymore) that
we are all thinking of her and wishing her a beautiful birthday!

Kay said...

Good Morning Eagle Buds !!!

Thanks galore to STEVE and JO for doing their thing so well!

Yes, JO, please convey our best to Iris---it's been such a long time since she visited here, but we remember her with fondness!

Have to go backwards to see what y'all have talked about since yesterday afternoon......

Kay said...

Okay, back and w/a big smile on my face after reading about the HWDB, JUDIE has so accurately described!

HODA, you're a hoot--"if you survive"? Ha, you'll come through with the usual flying colors!

JANET, you are such a tease, "decision made"---so will you have yet another job or not?

JO, you have wonderful grandma and great grandma skills so I'll not worry about your ability to explain the "new look". You'll look smashing in any and all of your headdresses, including the one with umpteen zillion eagle feathers attached!

Another hot day, but a cool down into the 70's is promised for tomorrow and the weekend. Twill' feel good!

Love and prayers for all !!!


Kay said...

Oh, and SANDI, a reminder please---what does ELA stand for? Hope that teacher is not one you have to work with constantly.

Thanks for letting us know what our lovely LORI is feeling as the 8th approaches. I think it takes a special set of nerves for many of us to excel and EXCEL she will! Besides, I'm sure this is a test that can be taken over again if need be.

Kay said...

That last thank you was, of course, directed at JO. My thoughts so often get ahead of my fingers.

Mema Jo said...

Will you be out at the Dog Park again today with Penny? Watch out for those smelly spots!

Mema Jo said...

My local morning newspaper is going digital - :(
Don't know if I can break my 50 year habit of coffee and the news in the morning or not. They give you options but of course raise the monthly rate if you still want it delivered every morning. Times are changing!

Mema Jo said...

I'll be back mid afternoon

Incidentally - Margie is doing well -
just very very busy and her 'puter isn't yet up/running well.

Sandi - sorry to hear you once again have a teacher on your team that rubs
you the wrong way = Kids are the
center of your attention I'm sure. ♥

Eagle-Eyed Shar said...

Hey Yankee Doodle, stick that feather in your cap. :)

Eagle-Eyed Shar said...

Kay I googled "ELA" and found it stands for English Language Arts.

Eagle-Eyed Shar said...

Here is an article from the Bluefield Daily Telegraph about Lauren and her new heart. Such a miracle.
Lauren and her new heart

Kay said...

JO, I don't think this will be a park day--Julie's Wednesdays are long work days. Tomorrow she'll drop Malcolm off here at 10:30, as there are workmen due at her house. Penny and I will enjoy his company and the workmen might not!☺

I do so agree with you re:newspapers going digital--it is the trend, but I'm thankful the Columbus Dispatch is still available in paper. However, I do read several other newspapers on the internet each day. You'll need to park that cup o' joe close by continue reading that vital local news.

Wish Margy could find a good puter guru in her area. Seems like someone at work would be a sufficient geek, but it may be hard to ask for that kind of help. I miss her so!

So, too, do I miss those who've decided FB is the only way to go. I appreciate those of you who stick with the blog and we FB holdouts! You are the Best!

Kay said...

Oh, SHAR, what an amazing and miraculous story Lauren has to tell! Love seeing the broad smile on her face and on that of the doctor as well! Thanks for looking up ELA---why didn't I think of Googling it? Doh! Many workplaces have their own unique acronyms, providing for a language no one else quite understands. When in the Casino/Hotel biz in NV I often lapsed into such things as, EDR (employee dining room), EVS(enviromental servics),KM(kitchen management....My kids would say, "Mama, English please!"

Lolly said...

Good morning! Have an appointment I an hour. Have been out watering pots.

Looked for the rare birds this morning but no luck. Will try to get a picture, but you know this bird is extremely active!!!

Also, need to get out and find something to decorate Jacob's lemon cake with lemon icing, his favorite! Last year I put a snake on it? Hmmm, wonder what I can find? Thinking also of trying to make his icing neon green! LOL
His birthday is Monday. Will take dinner up there and pick him up after school. 10 years old! Where does the time go?

Jo, thinking of you! Be thankful for your beautifully shaped head. I have a big lump on the back of my skull! It has been tested and is just a bumpy skull!

Gotta run!

Eagle-Eyed Shar said...

Kay, there is a girl that I used to sponsor in my 12-step program who is now in jail. She called me the other day telling me how much time she was facing on a new charge. I asked what the charge was and she said felony concealment. I thought that meant concealing a gun or something but it turns out that is the new term for shoplifting. Who knew? :)

stronghunter said...

Good morning,

Back on Kathryn's laptop this morning. My laptop is at Rus's now. I had sent the only power cord we could locate along with him, so when Kathryn's computer ran out of power, we were without a laptop. Last night I found a cord and hooked it up.

Interesting story, Sharon. You must have made a good connection with that girl if she chose to call you. I hope you are able to continue the good influence. So many young people have no one to set a good example for them.

JudyE said...

Did you alll see the pictures of Belle and Shep on the Eagle cam page they visited this am at 6ish


JudyE said...

Here is one of the pic they took and put on face book Eagle Cam page doesn't say who took the pic

Hoda said...

Praying for JO to bring news of her results.

I think STEVE phones JO to tell her when he is going to post a new thread!!!

JudyE said...




JudyE said...

Getting ready to head out to get Jordyn

will be back later When Jordyn goes to bed at 8 Angie and I have a movie night

Judie said...

Good afternoon.

Thank you Steve for the fresh thread.

Congratulations to Jo on yet another feather for her cap. At the rate she's going, she's going to topple over from the weight of that Eagle Whisperer hat. I do think JudyE has broken the code (Steve and Jo are in cahoots).lol

Hope to hear from Jo this afternoon for an update.

JUDYE, you are truly remarkable. You got a picture of the rare and wondrous Hoda Warbling Dragon Boating bird. As you sometimes say: cool beans.

Shar, those I know who have had hip replacement recover very quickly and are happy to walk pain-free. I'm sure your experience will be good.

I might not remember correctly but I believe the VA statute for felony concealment is when the stolen item(s) cost $200 or more. At $200, petit larceny (shoplifting) becomes felony larceny.

Quiet day. Too hot for outside. Did some catch-up laundry. Think I'll grill chicken tonight and make an avocado salad.


Lolly said...

I am home!

Cool Beans! Truly remarkable that you got a picture of a juvie Hoda bird! So rare and hard to capture!

Yep, that is what I saw in our yard, yep, that's it!

Kay said...

Got a recent news alert from the Washington Post saying Joan Rivers has died. May she rest in peace.

Judie said...

Lolly, I just knew the birds you saw were juvie HWDBs. Poor Hoda. She just makes all this too easy and ever so much fun. Hope you're doing well.

Yes, Joan Rivers has apparently died. Wishing her family and friends peace.

Sad day for the State of Virginia. Former governor and wife convicted of multiple felonies.

Mema Jo said...

You never know with all those feathers - I may just be able to


Mema Jo said...

I m thankful that Joan Rivers did
regain consciousness before passing. Her family was with her - 81 yrs old.

Mema Jo said...

Today I was extra busy - 11:45 blood work and then waited for it to
analyzed before seeing my cancer dr.
The blood work on the cells was GOOD.
Before leaving he wanted a CT and the Radiologist appointment to be set. So I said ASAP = and the assistant said go on down for you CT. I did that - 9/10 I will see cancer dr to know results. I am hoping for area to have shrunk - It is very possible there may not be a change in size but WE all know that isn't going to happen.
Then on 9/11 I will see the Radiologist. I am tired from the day but so happy the testing is over. We just finished dinner and I think my feet are going up again. BBL

Mema Jo said...

What beautiful pictures that the
Eagle Cam site was able to get of
our Royal Couple in the nest!
Made your heart skip a beat looking at them.

Hoda said...

Yes indeed a Juvie!
One gets absolutely NO RESPECT on this blog!!!
You are good with computers JUDYE.

So happy with the blood work results JO.
Praying for your results when you see your Dr for the CT.
Love you and sending blessings and Light.

Lolly said...

Ok, we have a goal! We are going to pray this spot smaller! We can do this!!!

Laurel posted something funny. As you know Joseph is going to a smaller school. He is playing football. He is the QB, kicker, punter and running back. Hope he really likes it as he will be seeing a lot of playing time!

Have decided on Jacob's birthday cake. It is going to be a lemon cake/lemon icing that he wants, but the icing will be green, his favorite color. I bought a small Lego set and going to scatter some of the larger pieces on the cake! I do believe it will be a hit. He has also requested meatballs for dinner Monday . I can handle that!

I have started a diet, aiming for 10 pounds or more. Going to be fit for the holidays! :)

Judie said...

Dinner over and finished with the scullery.

Jo, so glad you were able to have pronto service for the CT. As you well know, we are all with you and keeping you close - especially Jufie and Sandperson.

My feets are also going up. Will be back later -- unless Hoda decides to be silly and run off with Dudley under cover of darkness.

stronghunter said...

Good evening,

Back from vet's. Luna's incision isn't healing properly. She has been liking it too much. We now have her in both the cone and the shorts. Stitch removal has been postponed, and we had to get more antibiotic. We have to buy a doughnut-type collar tomorrow.

stronghunter said...

Have been picking the leftover crabs. Went to the vet's with a faint scent of crab on my hands.

It was a busy afternoon of having to stop to tend to Luna in the midst of crab picking. She has become a high-maintenance pet.

stronghunter said...

Good news on the blood work, Jo.

grannyblt said...

Jo, good news about your. Blood work

JudyE, I like that picture of our own rare bird!

SED to all

Mema Jo said...

Lolly - cake sounds like it will be a hit for sure.

Shirley - you are giving Luna your best.

I watched a rerun and now I am ready for sleep.

Goodnight to all - SED and AOYP

JudyE said...

Just got home from the kids house

IRIS Reily

•*¨`*•. ☆ .•*¨`*•.• .•*¨`*•. ☆ .•*¨`*•.
Wishing You the HAPPIEST Of Birthdays!!!
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. . . ✿•*¨`*•.¸(¯`v´¯)¸.•´*¨`*•✿
…………....♥ •.¸.•´♥……………..........

Eagle-Eyed Shar said...

Shrivel up and go away, damn spot. Dissipate. Get out. You are not welcomed here.

stronghunter said...

Time for sleep. See you tomorrow.

SED, everyone. :)

Judie said...

Sandperson has already made a couple of visits tonight so be on the lookout.

Lolly, I'm sure the cake will be a huge success.

Shirley, so very sorry that Luna is not healing quickly. You are a good furmommy.

Tired. Night light is on. Restful sleep for all.

Sandi said...

Good Friday morning my eagle friends.

Jo, great news about the blood work looking good - praying for good results from the CT scan.

I didn't get along with the ELA teacher on my team last year - had some nasty arguments that ended up including the administration. The principal said he would move her to another team. But the principal left and the new principal kept everyone on the same teams - not his fault, he doesn't know the history. So we are stuck together again this year. It is what it is.

Happy birthday to Lynne1! Hope you have a wonderful day today!

Janet said...

good Friday (RED FRIDAY) morn!

sorry about the absence yesterday: so much going on. work was good. then it was a perfect pool day, so I spent an hour in the pool, dinner, and Tom's uncle (in his upper 70's) had a procedure in the hospital.....and so we visited him for a bit last night and when we got home, I was in bed.

THE DECISION: let's see. well! the big boss' right hand text me and gave ma job offer. they could NOT and I know this, match what a I make @ ME. they offered me intern clinic supervisor. said they would work with whatever schedule I happened to want, but the clinic hours are wed, thurs and fri 12 noon to 7 p.m.

my intuition says I need to do this....but I don't want to leave ME. so what I came up with is I give up my Wednesdays @ massage envy and work there 12 to 7. I will make the same amount of money as I make at ME on that day (3 hour shift), but the point is more that it is a different level of the work.

supposedly I start next week.

this still allows me to do all the things I need to do....

and I got some more news. I was so happy....but....oddly I suppose.

my ultrasound came back normal! yeah!

my bloodwork: not anemic, thankfully, but am most definitely POST MENOPAUSAL! I have waited and waited and waited to hear those words. I started this mess when I was 40.

however, given the issue I've had the last 3 months, and the massive mess I had on my hands last week, I have a gyn apt with a Vanderbilt dr on Oct 6 to discuss the situation.

I told the doc if we didn't do something, i'd remove the problem my self. he said, laughing, he didn't know, but thought that that might be a bit painful. I laughed too and said, well, that's shy I haven't done it yet.

so anyway, its been kind of crazy.

work today. looks like another good pool day for a dip after work.

livvy has caught a cold so she wasn't feeling well yesterday. we have some work to do today since she slept yesterday away.

sad about Joan Rivers. thinking of her daughter and family.

okay, off and running. have a great day! light and love to all!

Mema Jo said...


GRANNYBLT aka Lynne Doolan ♥

Wishing you a special day and that

all your wishes come true

Lolly said...

Good morning! Out to mow today! High of 94 expected but small front coming through tomorrow with slight chance of rain. THEN next week a stronger front, much lower temps and a bigger chance of rain. Bring it on!

Have a great day!

Judie said...

Good morning everyone.

Janet, sounds as if you've tried to match the best of both working worlds. Hoping the other problem is quickly resolved.

Jo, again, good news on the blood work. Hopefully, you will get the CT results earlier than expected and the results will be good news.

Cheetahs were not out when I checked.

Off for some coffee and the newspaper.


Judie said...


Wishing you a lovely day and a great beginning to another year.

Hoda said...

Good Morning.


Off to the races.
Will be in Penticton till Monday.
Send positive energy please.
We practice on their lake and in their boat this evening.
We race Saturday and Sunday.
The number of races depends on where we place.
Also pray that I am still breathing and vertical when all is said and done.
I love us.

Mema Jo said...

Good Red Friday Morning ♥
Does anyone else seem to think that we just had a Red Friday the other day?.. The weeks go so fast when your busy with appointments

Janet - wonderful to hear you are in good health! I think it will be well worth your time to spend Wed in a different roll. Hope Olivia feels better today.

Sandi - sorry last year's plan didn't pan out of the ELA teachers department was changed.Perhaps it will come about this year. I have forgotten for what ELA stands.

Today I have no appointments - it is a Free Day but wow when I look at next week I don't have time to breath! Incidentally my breathing has been good.

Mema Jo said...

Lolly - it just crossed my mind that Jack loves his birthday Lemon Meringue pie - so does Joseph love his lemon cake and icing. Chip off the old block!

Mema Jo said...

Hoda - for sure Sat and Sun you will be thought of and positive energy and prayers will be sent to you. Keep us posted as you can... Race as though the wind is at your back!

Kay said...

Good Red Friday Morning Eagle Buds!!!


JO, so happy with the latest report!!! Looking for good news next week, too!!! Yesterday I questioned SANDI's ELA and SHAR kindly Googled it and found the answer. English Language Arts.

HODA, you go girl!!! We're behind you all the way!!!

JANET, hope you and the docs can find the right remedy for you ASAP! Change of Life woes can really zap you, but there are remedies. Prayers.

Penny and I are hosting Malcolm for a couple of hours. I'm heading for the deck with both dogs---energy abounds---they get so excited when they first get together. Gradually will calm down.

Love and prayers for all !!!


JudyE said...


***Sending birthday wishes your way***

JudyE said...

Good Morning Eagle Buds
Janet sounds like you have it all figured out and so sorry about the M work Hope you find relief with your dr

JO wonderful news

HODA whatcha ya doing to day chill laxing around the house as usually JUST KIDDING

SANDI good luck as school

Hoda said...

Thank you JO.
Love you.
Yes weeks seem to go by very fast!
ELA= English Language Arts

Thank you too KAY.

I love us. Stay well and it feels great that you have got my back.

JudyE said...

the M word not work silly fingers

Mema Jo said...

Thanks for the ELA, Hoda...

FB - Beverly has a Kidney Stone
Get those prayers going up....

stronghunter said...

Good afternoon,

Decided to wait until Hunter comes home to take Luna out for a fitting for her new collar thingy. This is a doughnut that goes around her neck to keep her from licking her stitched area. I need Hunter to help me lift her into and out of the car. They have the collars at Petco and Pet Smart, and I want to try them on her for a good fit.

stronghunter said...

Happy birthday, Lynne D. !!

Belated happy birthday, Iris.

Lolly said...

You are right , Jo! Jack and Jacob both like lemon. Jack always wants lemon pie, but LOVES the lemon cake with lemon icing as does Jacob. Joseph, though loves pumpkin pie and wants that instead of cake on his birthday.

Mowing is over, have showered and now waiting for my hair to dry.

Happy Birthday, Lynne1. Wishing you a great day!

grannyblt said...

Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes. My birding buddy took me to a nice lunch yesterday in Mars. PA, that is, in the northern reaches of Pittsburgh. I thought of you Janet when we passed a Massage Envy . I guess they must be a chain?

Good luck to our amazing Hoda this weekend with her dragon boat team.

JudyE said...

Just got back from getting Jordyn and notice the STILL CAM is all black No connection to video source Eagle Cam says across top of screen like before

It was raining at her school had been for a while with the mini lake in the middle of the lot Watched a family of ducks and ibis at play and eating lots of bugs

JudyE said...

and its hasn't rained one bit here at my house YET I should say

Mema Jo said...

I have no clue why the cam is black - There has not been any storms.
So very glad the couple was seen yesterday.

Oh Lolly - I thought lemon was Jack and Joseph but glad you told me it is Jack and Jacob!

Trying to think of something for dinner.... Pizza ????

Janet said...

good evening all!


yes, I think I have worked out my professional world to the best of my ability. the boss (gail) and I revamped my work schedule @ ME today so I have Wednesdays to work down at the school.

I was thrilled to know to know I am post menopausal, because I now know the symptons I have been experiencing are not me being crazy and two there is help, and 3 its gonna get better!

Right now, we have some WEIRD weather! it is sunny and we are having lots of liquid sunshine as well! for about 30 min now....odd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

gotta check some papers for the kid...hugs and love to all! and yes, she seems to feel better today. :)

NCSuzan said...

Jo, I am grateful for your good blood report and that you are breathing well. More good news is bound to come your way.

Thank you also for the update on Margie. Hope her air conditioning was repaired.

Lynne1, Happy Birthday to you! May all your wishes come true!

Has anyone seen the Little Caesar's commercial with a pretzel crust, cheese sauce and pepperoni? I hope never to have a weak moment and be near that pizzeria!

The loons will soon be migrating. Bet that is a wonderful sight to see and hear.

Take care.

NCSuzan said...

Oh Shirley, glad you waited for Hunter so you do not have to lift Luna alone.

Sandi, hope something will be worked out in your favor concerning the other teacher. You do not need that extra stress!

Judie said...

Dinner, egg salad plate w/tomatoes is over. I have returned to my upstairs solitude.

Janet, glad all has worked out with your schedule. How's Olivia feeling?

Shirley, how is Luna doing with her new necklace? Has Hunter offered any words about the school experience so far?

Lolly, how are Skippi's feets? Enjoy all the lemony goodness. A favorite of mine, also.

Okay, now across the hall to finish a book and put my feets up.

Oh, must make a note for the Sandperson and Jufie to get hold of Dudley DoRight for tomorrow and Sunday. Cannot imagine they would concoct some scheme to help Hoda's team. lol


Judie said...

Seems I am home alone. Well, no matter. Sandperson has tossed a fist full of sleepy dust into my eyes and so I must soon depart for sleepy land.

The night light is on. Restful sleep for all.

Mema Jo said...

I just finished watching on WETA
Inspector George Gently. Like him but can't stand his SGT attitude on things.

Tomorrow is another free day for me
Heat is still suppose to be high!
No rain today even though it did call for showers. Maybe they are headed for Lolly's yard.

Mema Jo said...

I have no idea why our cam is black and not connected to any video. I am remembering that when the Royal Couple was there yesterday - perhaps they wanted some privacy! lol

Mema Jo said...

Off I go to get ready for la la land.

Goodnight to all
Have a restful sleep

God Bless you all ♥

Lolly said...

It's nighty nite time!

Heading to bed!

Judie saw your question. Skippi's paws are just great! Goes to the doctor next week and we will schedule her "fixing"! Poor kitty! :)

Night all! SED!

JudyE said...

Good Morning Eagle Buds
Hope everyone has a great Sat

JO do you think the still cam just need the button reset like the last time it did this

Sandi said...

Goodorming my eagle friends - it's the weekend!

Shirley, so what are Hunter's opinions about 7th grade so far? Is he playing football this season?

Judie, any further discussions about future living arrangements for you and Darth or for Audrey and Grace?

Good luck to Hoda in her dragonboat races this weekend!

Busy weekend here. We have a wedding in Richmond tomorrow afternoon - the niece of a very dear friend. We will be driving to Baltimore this afternoon to drop the dogs off at my sister's and will visit with them for a while. Then we'll drive to Denny's brother and sister-in-law's house to watch the Notre Dame football game this evening, spend the night, and take care of the sale of the Jeep to their daughter Marci and her husband. Tomorrow we will drive to Richmond and check into a hotel to change clothes and head to the wedding and reception at a swanky golf and country club. On Monday, we have been invited to a brunch at the bride's parents' house, then we'll drive back to Baltimore to pick up the dogs and then head home.

I probably won't be on the blog since I hate posting from my phone. So if you don't hear from me, don't worry about me.

Prayers continue for Jo.

Happy birthday to Lolly's Jacob!

Have agreat weekend everyone!

Janet said...