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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Julian Craig ("Top Cat") Is In Da House!

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That's it for today, but before I go, I want to share a special song done in a unique way with y'all. The group is named Gregorian, and as you might surmise, it's sung in a way a group of monks might sing it......
The band is from Germany, and there's more of their music on YouTube
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Please remember to click and feed the animals......


;The Animal Rescue Site

Thanks and I wish you a pleasant weekend

Bill

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Another Father's Day To Celebrate (With A Difference This Time)


The difference being that my son is with us for this one (he and his wife live in a small apartment in our basement) and he and I have patched up a lot of rough spots in both our pasts. I think he realizes as I do that we're not omnipotent and we better set things right before we both shuffle off this "mortal coil".
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My eyelid surgery got pushed back to July 13th (a Friday!), and I'm looking forward to posting pictures of my two swollen black eyes as soon as I get back home from the same day surgery.

Speaking of medical stuff, I'm also due a colonoscopy so that's on the agenda as well. That's where they stick a tube up your rectum and check for colon cancer. They also stick it down your esophagus to check for ulcers and/or lesions there. The same tube. Which I fervently hope they use on my esophagus first.

You know? We medical folks are the worst to have ourselves checked out, and I think I figured out why we don't practice what we preach: we see so much sickness and terminally ill patients that when it comes to us (well, me really), we'd rather not know about it if anything is going on. That's my opinion, anyway.
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In other news, I'm taking long vacations away from The Straight Dope (my favorite message board), Facebook and even my beloved World of Warcraft. I am letting my daughter in law play some of my other characters. I just feel I am spending too much time indoors and not out in the sun these days, and this will help me get outdoors a little more.

Also, our grandson "Top Cat" (aka Julian) comes to spend a couple of weeks with us at the end of this month, and I always look forward to that.
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That's it for this time except to ask you please not to forget to click on the purple icon below to feed the unwanted pets in shelters nationwide, thanks.

Happy Father's Day to all the Dads!

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The Animal Rescue Site


Thanks!

Bill

Thursday, June 14, 2012

What Up, Dawgs 'n Kitties?

And I don't mean the 4-legged kind, but the 2-legged ones who are supposed to take care of the 4-leggers!
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Today, I had a couple of very good things happen and I'd like to tell you about them and tell you how they interrelate, okay?

First good thing is that a very good internet friend of mine told me he appreciated my being non-materialistic, caring for and loving my wife, the world and the people in it. I didn't realize I was projecting that, but I am glad he recognizes that in me, because I tend to have low self esteem at times.

Joke: When I don't feel particularly energetic, I sometimes complain that I have "Low Self-Steam".
HAHAHAHAHA. *ahem*

Back to the subject.....

The second good thing is that on my Yahoo Finance page I found this.

Isn't that a great story? Talk about non-materialism (is that a word?)! This little family is doing everything just right and laughing in the face of adversity and that's where I get MY strength.

Here are just a few others: Michael Landon, Elizabeth Edwards (I hate that bastard husband of hers and am glad he's not our president) Patrick Swayze and so many others we never hear about.

I believe.... that at some point in our lives, we come to the point where we don't fear death anymore.

I have feared it all my adult life until now. The reason is because I was afraid I wouldn't get to do some good before the "Grim Reaper" took me out, and I think that is the same fear a lot of folks have: that they'll have to go before they can make a difference.

Luckily, with the help of some very dear and loving friends I was able to do that in several different ways, and now I am happy to go when the time comes.
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For my friend Ed and all those who feel the way he does about life:


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Please don't forget about the "4-legged" ones I mentioned earlier, support your local shelter, call them and ask what is needed and please click on the icon below to feed them. You'll make a difference. I guarantee it.
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The Animal Rescue Site

Thanks and see you next time!

Bill

Friday, June 8, 2012

STOP THE PRESSES! Bill and Dondra Forgot Their Own Anniversary!

We really did! It was May 31st. Many of you know this was our second marriage and our first anniversary was February 27th. So I guess I can list forgetting that special day as another symptom !!! HAHA!
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In other news, I'll be going for eyelid surgery in a week and a half. I have drooping lids and Medicare will pay for that procedure if the lids are low enough to obstruct my vision. There's also a possibility they may approve surgery on the bags under my eyes which are so large I can catch rainwater in them, but that's not a guarantee.
If that can happen, I'll feel like a new man.

Next, I'll be going for a sleep study to determine the amount of sleep apnea I have, which is so bad it's scaring Dondra and making me sleep poorly. I already know I'll be getting a machine, it's just a matter of what the settings will be. According to Dondra I have stopped breathing for as long as 34 seconds. This she played back to me on the tape she used to record it. Before, I never wanted to do this because I thought it would make me look and sound like Darth Vader, but now I know I need it, if only to sleep better and feel good the next day.
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I had a couple of weird symptoms today: I couldn't figure out how to control the volume on my computer and couldn't identify my deodorant, even though I have been using the same one for 20 years.
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Today, I want to link you to the Alzheimer's Association website for some interesting  reading. If you are a caregiver of a patient or know someone who is or someone who has Early/Younger Onset you might link them to this good information.
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That's it for today, friends. I wish you a pleasant weekend and please remember to click on the icon below to take you to the site which lets you feed an unwanted animal and try to remember to do it daily.
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The Animal Rescue Site

Thanks! Bill