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Another day watching MS take its toll

The Curmudgeon won’t openly admit it but #Twitler has him scared. He’s terrified of losing our only income, the cost of his care going through the roof, and so much more.

It’s not like we don’t already have enough to worry about.

Sigh.

The Curmudgeon’s shirt today

Jay's shirt

Sometimes it only takes one little thing…

Yes, one tiny thing can do it.

One thing can send me off in a torrent of tears.

Usually it is a sweet memory of one of our dogs. Nine of them were our family over the years. Number ten, Lucy, is still with us making more memories. We didn’t have kids.

Other times it’s a Mom or Dad memory that chokes my throat and fills my eyes to overflowing. Or Grama shows up in a whiff of good baking.

The most tears fall when it’s a Mary memory. We were the closest two sisters can be.

Kay memories are bittersweet. She died when I was in my teens. At one time we were close but at the end we weren’t.

Betty memories are few and far between because she wasn’t home much after I was old enough to know her. A few tears fall in her memory.

I guess it’s age or maybe my heart is too tender.

Gone but not forgotten

Republican Congressional Candidate In Montana Assaulted A Reporter

Another thug running for office who needs to be kept from being elected.

The Republican Congressional Candidate In Montana Assaulted A Reporter. He body slammed him, knocking him to the floor, breaking his glasses.

This is assault and battery.

as·sault and bat·ter·y
noun

Law
noun: assault and battery
  1. the crime of threatening a person together with the act of making physical contact with them.

In Montana it is a misdemeanor to body slam someone to the ground.  Therefore, Montana Republican Greg Gianforte has committed a misdemeanor the day before the election. He should be arrested and jailed.

Please Montana, do not allow this man to gain a seat in Congress.

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Prices just keep going up

Darned shame our income doesn’t. And if #Twitler and his cronies get their way, we’ll be getting a lot less to live on.

With less to live on, we might have qualified for food stamps to survive, but #45 and the Repugnantcans  are killing them too, along with our Medicare, Medicaid, and anything else that might keep us from becoming another pair of homeless people at the mercy of the streets.

It would be nice if I could go get a job and supplement our income but then The Curmudgeon would be left alone for 8 hours a day and he can’t be.

Online job you say? Oh sure, most of them are scams and I have neither the time nor the energy to sort through them to find a real one.

Why not do your writing? I would if I could manage to think straight and have him leave me alone for more than a minute at a time. The man never shuts his mouth. Who can concentrate?

WTand F

Freedom of the press!

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson just held a press conference in Saudi Arabia but failed to alert or invite any members of the American press. This is not the first time.

If #Twitler thought he and the Repugnantcans were under a microscope before… Guess what?!

They are now the ants under the magnifying glass and it’s gonna get hot!

You see, not only did that move inflame the American Press, but it got a lot of us freelance writers and bloggers up in arms too.

Hey #45, Buckle up Buttercup we’re in this for the long haul.100-proof

 

 

Just for general information…

I was going to test out my new weed wacker…

It rained.

Yep, such is my life.

Kermit face

Wow, that was quick!

I ordered a new weed wacker the day mine died (the 17th) because I was in no shape to go shopping for one at a store. My back is a mess these days.

My new 10 amp electric weed wacker arrived yesterday (the 19th).  The Curmudgeon helped me put it together…he held it while I put the parts on it.

I’ll test drive it later today providing it stays rain free.

new weed wacker

So sad today

All my writer friends are in Pittsburgh enjoying the Pennwriters conference. I have been unable to attend a conference for a few years now and I truly miss it.

Pennwriters conference was where I could mingle with other writers, attend workshops, and have a wonderful time being with my writing family.

Hell, I even miss the early morning wake up calls complements of Dave, who always took such joy in my “Idon’tdomorningshandmethatcoffee” misery.

I miss the late night conversations in the bar until it closed then in the lobby until we were chased to our rooms.

I miss handing out chocolate to everyone.

BASKETS! I miss donating them and winning them. LOL! They were my fun thing.

Hardware…

Lucy has completely recovered from her ordeal with the kitchen drawer.

I had to order new hardware because none of the big box stores had what I needed. The handles had to measure 3.5 inches from screw to screw. They had everything but. We settled on this. We needed 30.

new cabinet hardware

On this Mother’s day

I ask you to forgive me for not being able to have you here with us for the last few summers you were alive. Believe me when I say we really did miss having you here.

Problem was, things got awful hectic, what with The Curmudgeon’s health getting worse and his mother taking a lot of my time and energy.

And every time you visited you landed in the hospital because it’s PA and, well, …allergies. I didn’t have the energy to deal with it on top of all the rest.

I stressed out so badly the last time you were here and landed in the hospital, that someone dear to both of us suggested to me that for my health and sanity I needed to say no.

But I kept calling you, I did…no one would let me talk to you.

I love you Mom.  7/31/1915-1/1/2007

Impeach and imprison. Get them all out of there!

The United States Constitution, Article II, Section 4: “The President, Vice President, and all civil Officers of the United States shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for Treason, Bribery, or other High Crimes and Misdemeanors.”“High crimes and Misdemeanors are defined as; perjury of oath, abuse of authority, bribery, intimidation, misuse of assets, failure to supervise, dereliction of duty, conduct unbecoming, and refusal to obey a lawful order.”

patriotism

She’s so sweet

And so naughty too.

I bought a lovely canvas shopping bag to take to the farmers market and various other stores.

Lucy decided it was a toy and I caught her just as she was starting to chew on the purse flap. So glad she ignored the leather handles.

I do believe that was first time I’ve yelled at her since she arrived.

canvas bag