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penske212

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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 7:14:13 PM

After having so many people admire my pictures on my profile someone suggested a "Pets" topic. Gas Buddy suggested I start it here. Here goes!
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 12:43:15 AM

penske: woohoo-wtg..light duty is the first step toward being you again ; ) have fun in the Poconos-and be scarce too..weatherdude says rain tomorrow, but i don't see anything on the radar-must be a coastal storm, mebbe ??..at least the temps are cool-woohoo..

Calinda: unfortunately, we had a lotta GOOBERS in the Johnston County Mall after the first of the year..economy in this area just flat-out sucks..good luck with your pain til May 25th..s'posed to rain tomorrow, THEY say, but i see stars..i feel very much like you concerning my pets..Duke was cremated, and has an indoor memorial..when i pass, my kids have been instructed to place him with me..he was "The Dog", and i wanna take him with me..

rick: woohoo Rick-enjoy the weekend with your four grand doggies ; ) dang Rick-it was warmer up there than here-it was only 61° here today, and weatherdude says rain and 59° tomorrow..i pretty much killed my knees on marathoning, so i only run occasionally-and it's a sad sight to see-lol..oh mannnnnn-another black lab named Duke-and she can't keep him ??-that's so sad ; (

have a great Friday, and Easter weekend to Jennie, and all 2s and 4s: woofs and meows to all..

Monday, April 21st, would have been my dad's 87th birthday, and Duke's 15th birthday..may both of them rest in peace..
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 10:02:51 PM

It was confirmed, light duty, and only lifting up to 20 pounds for me. But I can start back on Monday. I couldn't be happier!

I am headed up towards the Poconos this weekend to visit my mom. I may be a bit scarce too.

Continued healing Calinda, and hopefully 10k the pollen will settle down for you soon. I don't think there's a lot of precip in the forecast, sadly.

Rick - Enjoy your weekend away, as will I.

Good night!
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 5:47:06 PM

Acronym of the Day: GOOBER$

This acronym refers to a bankruptcy sale at a store....

GOOBER: Going Out Of Business; Everything (is) Reduced

Hi everybuddy. I know I'll be out of pain by May 25th; but it can't come soon enough. It's a dull throb now, but it is constant.

NAFDOR yesterday....FIRST today. Going into the 80s by the weekend....

It is always sad when an animal loses its' owner. They just don't understand what they did wrong. I have instructions in place with my executor to put my pets down and have them cremated so that they can join me in my niche when I kick the bucket. No one will take care of them like I do, and I don't want them to suffer. Hopefully we will cross the Rainbow Bridge together, and meet up with Boots....
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 5:21:15 PM

I Hope everyone has a great weekend! We are going to Indianapolis for the weekend. Not sure If I will have time to post much. We're going to go visit 4 of the 6 grand doggies!

Gorgeous day here! 67 degrees and ALL SUNSHINE!!

Sorry you didn't get enough rain 10k. I'm sure there will be more soon. It's only April. SO do you still run much?

I really hate to bring this up, but I listed a house today in which the owner is moving to an apartment out of town. She cant keep her dog. Sorry 10k don't hate me.... he's a black lab named Duke! :( When she told me his name, I immediately thought of you!

Penske, take it easy when you go back to work Monday, do over do it.

Hope Calinda's jaws are starting to feel a little like normal.

Jennie says woof, woof, meow, meow, arf, arf! which means, Have a great Easter Weekend all you 2's and 4's!!

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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 12:58:41 AM

Calinda: FIRST here yesterday and early last night also-i dunno how much we got, but today the ground didn't even feel damp, and the pollen was flying again-i guess it's asking too much for two consecutive days of rain-sighhhh..

Sneakers: when i played high school basketball, and freshman basketball in college, we also wore Converse All-Stars..all my running shoes are Brooks Beast, cause i need support and motion control, and they are the best buy for the money-still too expense though..

penske: your nic should be shoes and handbags, eh ??-too funny..i always tried to hoard my OxyContins for as long as i could, in case i needed them for something else, cause when i was a marathoner, i think it was a rule that i had to hurt something at least yearly..i dunno how much rain we got, but at least it did rain ; ) and there was snow as close as Winston-Salem, about 140 miles west of my front door..

Rick: yup, a blow-through..i had to be up earlier this morning, so i went to bed earlier, but my alarm clock, DJ, didn't wake me til 7:12am-sighhhh..poor Jennie..we weren't much warmer than you today-it reached 52° late this afternoon..

have a great Thursday 2s & 4s ; )
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 9:35:19 PM

Calinda-Feel better soon! I think I felt that way last week after my surgery. There are moments post surgery that I don't remember. Eating a little, sore throat, someone tied my shoes, and getting into the car seat. That's all I do remember. I was given two strengths of pain pills. I took 2 OxyContin, and haven't touched them or any others since. I don't like pain meds either.

Sneakers, I think my nickname should be shoes and handbags! That's if we go by something I own many of. I could probably go close to 50 days and never repeat a pair of shoes.

10k, and Calinda -I am so happy you got some rain!! We got 1.5" of rain, and just enough snow to cover the grass and cars. Most was gone this morning.

Rick - we had a pretty good day too, up to 46 and bright bright sun. I even had the window open a few inches in the car. It was nice!
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 5:35:03 PM

Just another fly-by last night eh? Hope your doing ok 10k. Glad you got some rain. Maybe you got some snow?? Careful what you wish for though, the faucet may not turn off! lol

FIRST, well done Calinda! Your pain subsiding any? Hope your feeling better. knock on wood, I've never had to have wisdom teeth taken out. Really never had any. maybe that speaks to how wise I really am! hmmmm

Nope penske, Jennie was NOT thrilled in the least to have to go out in the cold and snow again! We were better today. Not quite 50, but we did hit 48 and the sun was out all day.

So how many pairs of sneakers do you have Sneakers? Ever Count?

All you pets and pet lovers have a great day/evening! Woof, Woof, Meow, Meow!!

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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 2:53:44 PM

On Apr 15, 2014 8:09:05 PM, Calinda0530 wrote:

>I think Sneakers got his name from the fact that he owns many pairs
>of sneakers. Don't quote me on that; I have been corrected many
>times in the past.

You're right. I own many pairs of sneakers. When I worked, I bought a pair nearly any time I wanted to.

When I moved out my old apartment (twice), everything was boxed up randomly and because I've got a hoarding habit I held onto shoes that are too small now, but they weren't before I got Texas-sized. I've got shoes spread out in the computer room, but the computer is on my living room table. Last pair I bought was the end of February.

>Time for another pain pill and antibiotic.

I know when I take a C-III pain pill (Vicodin and its many clones from other pharma manufacturers) I know I have to park myself in one spot. I used to have a doctor that used to prescribe me Biaxin (an antibiotic that is frequently used as an alternative to penicillins, which I do react to badly) with this look on her face. One time, I went to her office partner (my regular doctor was out of the office) and I asked why she always gets this look when she writes me a script for Biaxin. Her office partner, who did the doctoring for my regular doctor, said "Oh, she throws it up!"
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 2:42:00 PM

For 10k:

F I R S T: Finally It Rained Some Today....
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 12:27:27 AM

howdy y'all-i'll hafta git back to y'all tomorrow, cuz tonight is a "blow-through night"..interesting hearing everyone's nic's..

X-cuse my language here, cuz i don't cuss, but H*LL YES-IT FINALLY RAINED TODAY !!!!..and there is snow not that far west of me-150 miles mebbe ; )

have a great night 2s and 4s-i'll do better tomorrow-hehe..
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 9:09:05 PM

DUH; good everning everybuddy.

Pardon me is I talk like the Village Idiot today, but I had my wisdom teeth removed yesterday. And am I in pain.... The cats are trying tohelp, but having a 20#cat laying on your chest is painful in itself, especially when he jumps onto me....

By now everyone knows that Calinda isn't my real name (it is Cheryl.) I took Calinda because of the character on "The Good Wife."

I think Sneakers got his name from the fact that he owns many pairs of sneakers. Don't quote me on that; I have been corrected many times in the past.

Time for another pain pill and antibiotic. Y'all take care.... I'll try to think of some good acronyms while I drift in and out of consciousness.
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 8:26:19 PM

No, but mom is getting tired of feeding Quincy and Checkers one little snack every time someone feels the whim. Diets, they will go on next week, when I go back to work.

We are still getting rain. Temp is 37. Freeze warning for tonight. Crossing our fingers for no s word.

10k - it looks like you must have had some rain by now. It's a huge storm!

Hi Rick - bet your pups aren't too thrilled with this weather, AGAIN.



[Edited by: penske212 at 4/15/2014 8:30:01 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 2:57:51 PM

Hey 10k! I always thought the Weather Channel was pretty reliable on their forecasts!! But if you and Calinda are missing out on the rain, then the radar does lie!

We got about the same inch of snow your friend received, 10k. its trying to melt, but only because the ground had warmed a little over the past weekend. Not because its warming up outside. We are at 32 but wind chill makes it feel like 21! And we have a freeze warning for tonight!

I wondered if your screen name was because you ran 10k's or marathons! Mine is just me, I'm a Realtor and my name is Rick! Wonder about Sneakers name? When I was on my HS basketball team, we wore Converse All-Star Chuck Taylor shoes! I also have a pair of Chuck Taylors hiding in the closet somewhere! (not the same ones I wore in HS) lol

Hope everyone is having a good day! Quincy and Checkers getting tired of taking care of Mom yet? :)
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 12:52:10 AM

rick: i got a friend in Hudson, Mi, and she told me tonight they had an inch of snow on the ground already-sighhh..congrats-snicker-on your snow-enjoy it ; )
like Calinda, my radar lies-i parked my car on the driveway daring mama nature to rain on it, and as of 12:24am, she has not..if the pollen wasn't so bad, i woulda left the windows down also-not one single drop..sighhhh..we got frost and freeze warnings up for Thursday morning..

penske: at least i know now how you got your nic-anybody else wanna fess up ??..i got my nic kindasorta cause of good hearing-snicker..i was into running, and 10k's at that time were my bread and butter (later it was marathons)..i heard a spectator in the stands during a softball game say they weren't gonna throw me out at home (fortunately, that time they didn't), cause i was "the 10k man"..still no rain, but we did cloud over this afternoon-it can't rain w/o clouds, right ??..i didn't do anything outside-too much pollen..

Sneakers: we are still in the NAFDOR zone, like Calinda..glad you are getting rain..poor Rocky..hope you and your BFF managed to clean your apartment..it's not gonna do me any good to dust until we get some rain..

Calinda: how bout an acronym for "pollenated beyond belief, and still stuffed up from it" ; )
still NAFDOR for us also-sighhhh..at least the temp is cooling down now..the grass is starting to cough ??-i love that..when i walk through mine, a yellow cloud materializes with each step, dang it..

have a great Tuesday 2s & 4s..
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 11:20:59 PM

No THUNDERstorms here! We are getting a freaking SNOWstorm! WTHeck is with this weather! It was 54 when I got up this morning. We received about a tenth of an inch of rain last night. A little drizzle this evening, that turned to sleet, now the white shhhtuff! It's 30 degrees and with the windchill it's 23!! Ol' man winter just doesn't want to give up!

Penske, I always watch the Indy 500. I always like the penske's. Was a big Rick Mears fan!
Glad your doing so well in your recovery!

Sorry your not getting any rain Calinda! Radar sure looks like your area is getting hit! Your acronym is very good! Guess I'm not very good at coming up with those things!

Hopefully the rain gets to you10k! Radar looks like it's hitting your area too!!
DJ will prob wanna go out and play in it! Lol

Sneakers send some of your rain down to Calindas yard!

Have a good Tuesday every buddy!! Be safe!

[Edited by: realtorick at 4/14/2014 11:22:09 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 8:30:50 PM

Evening all. We are forecasted for thunderstorms, and maybe a light frost too on Tuesday night.

Hopefully those in dire need of rain, get that. And not something more, no super cells. Good luck with that forecast a Sneakers, 10k and Calinda. You too Rick. Some rain would be nice, but not a typhoon.

Still anxiously awaiting my return to work. Got a lot of gardening done today.

Yes, 10k, that is where my nickname stems from. We loved Penske ever since Rusty was in the Miller black and gold car. Also, we used to live very close to where Penske had their IRL team, and their truck leading operations are near where we live too. Penske is a big name up here too.
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 2:23:27 PM

On Apr 14, 2014 10:58:47 AM, Calinda0530 wrote:

>70% chance of rain, some of it severe. We must be in the other 30%, because,
>once again it is NAFDOR for us.

It's not NAFDOR here. I've got three big bags of trash cached waiting for the weather to get good enough to go outside.
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 1:47:20 PM

Rocky and my BFF are over visiting this afternoon. My BFF is watching TV, she's chilling out for a bit with Teen Mom 2 before we both pitch in and clean up my apartment. We have thunder outside. Rocky is hiding behind the couch and won't come out. My BFF was going to go running with her stepdad but the weather outside isn't appropriate with lightning outside. So her running appointment for today got delayed to tomorrow.

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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 11:58:47 AM

Hey Rick: 70% chance of rain, some of it severe. We must be in the other 30%, because, once again it is NAFDOR for us.

Grass is starting to cough when I walk by....

I love acronyms, 10k. There is one for everything these days. If not, I try to make one up.

Waiting on the <supposed> colder weather this week. If it materializes, we might not get the spring lovebug invasion.... Those are some stinky bugs that can remove auto paint.

Have a great day, all you 2s and 4s. Q and CHEX, keep taking care of MOM....
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 2:48:12 AM

My BFF and I went over to my BFF's Mom's house (she stayed with Mom) late Saturday night.

Rocky was very excited to see both of us!
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 1:02:35 AM

Calinda: Happy Palm Sunday 2u2..we are told to expect upper 40s/lower 50s Wednesday and Thursday, with rain-all i gotta say about that is PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE BE ACCURATE THIS TIME ; ) i gotta have some relief somehow from somewhere, and i don't care if it rains 5", as long as it clears the air, and washes pollen away that's on the ground now.."meow" back at Lucky and L'il Girl..good luck with your rain also..gotta luv that "NAFDOR"-i'm gonna hafta right that down, so i can remember it ; )

rick: hope everybody in Michigan survived those nasty storms..western Tennessee is under a severe weather watch now-that weather is supposed to be heading our way, but it's still a long way off ; ( i saw the last 2 laps at Darlington last night, but that was only because a yellow flag delayed the ending..

penske: hmmmm..i don't suppose the "penske" in your nic has anything to do with the Penske racing team, does it ; ) i never made the connection til your post..i live in the heart of NASCAR country and have never seen a live race-can ya believe that..they really hurt this area when they took the race out of Rockingham, cause i think half the peeps in this area were there when they ran..i live about 200 miles east of Charlotte, so it's not like i can run over there when i can..i think the last time i was in the area was in mid 70s..not sure if i have ever been to Concord though ; (

have a great Monday 2s & 4s..
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 11:43:19 PM

Good evening, Rick. Don't let all of that green on radar fool you. How much rain did I get today?

NAFDOR: Not A Freaking Drop Of Rain. NADA; ZILCH

While the weather dudes continue to insist we will get rain, no rain so far....

If my driveway is wet in the morning, I'll be surprised....

Nighty night everyone....
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 9:49:06 PM

Hi every buddy! Everyone keep an eye in the sky's next couple days. Severe storms prob hitting Calinda now or soon. Nasty stuff up in MI.

I don't get to watch nascar all that often, but do follow. And Gordon has got to quit fading in the end of some of theses races. Although he's having one of his better yrs. in the past few!

Happy Palm Sunday to you Calinda! Hope everyone had a great day!
Jennie says arf, arf to Lucky, Lil Girl, Quincy, Checkers, and DJ!

Thinking your going to get some rain 10k! Hang on, hope you don't get the nasty storms. You either penske! Calinda may be going through them tonight.

Have a good Monday all!

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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 6:52:05 PM

Hi Calinda, lucky, and L'il Girl. Quincy is winking, and Checkie is doing his standard high five!
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 6:50:43 PM

10k- see, there's a lot about me you don't know. We were season ticket holders at Lowes Motor Speedway until just this year. My husband can't take vacation past the end of September, and we had tickets fortune October race. So we stopped our tickets. Too hard to unload sometimes. We just go down every May now for Speedweek. Martin Truex is from NJ. He's a big Philly Flyers fan, like us. We aren't big Jr. Fans. We love our Penske boys, Harvick, and Michael Waltrip Racing. In May we will be attending, yet another Kenny Wallace Fan Club dinner. Probably, our 15th or so.

We just love the Charlotte area. Have to rustle up our pet sitter, it won't be long now!
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 2:04:00 PM

Happy Palm Sunday everybuddy!!!!

penske: glad your recuperation is going so well. Also glad the boys are lending a hand....

We're bracing for another late-in-the-season cold snap; I can't wait.... We had temps in the 80s this past week. That's a pre-cursor to the 100s we'll get this summer. At least they're predicting a benign hurricane season. I certainly hope that comes to pass.

10k: if I do rake, it is only when the ground is wet. That keeps the pollen on the ground.

Lucky and L'il Girl say "meow meow." Once again, I had to wake them up to speak to y'all....
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 12:58:32 AM

penske: good move on not lifting anything heavy..i understand your elation about being able to drive..the walls tend to close in fast, don't they ??..yup, i think the boys have a diffy schedule for you than you invisioned-snicker..wow-a nurth'rn NASCAR babe-i'm impressed..did junior get robbed on that restart or what ??..he had that sucker sewed up til then-sigh..

still couldn't do any yard work today-that pollen is deadly-and all the rain is in central Meeechigan, and heading east ;(

have a great Sunday 2s & 4s..
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 8:57:53 PM

Evening all! A gorgeous day here today. Not to worry, I am not overdoing. The doc said I could do anything I felt like. I don't lift anything heavy, or heavier than a quart of milk I should say. I was very happy to be able to drive. I hate being home bound. Boys are still being good. Q had us up a bit earlier than I'd like, 6am on a Saturday. I suppose he has me in training for when I go back to work. But I'll be getting up about 2 hours earlier initially. Not going back to those 55 hour weeks any time soon.

Nice night to watch the Darlington race. Go team Penske!

Night night people and pets!
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 12:38:33 AM

rick: your daughter's comeback was funny: "I AM using the right hand!!"-snicker..my oldest brother was a leftie also, so i sat at the end of the table from him.."I KEEEEEL YOU" again-the closest rain to us has moved into central Virginia but it's gonna pass us by also-wahhhh..i didn't do anything outside today-can't stand the pollen, and i'm too drugged..

penske: you're a Yankee, and you had the gall to have rain also ??..I KEEEEL YOU too..sighhhh..yup-lefties (southpaws) that are lucky enough to be baseball pitchers are filthy rich, cause there ain't that many of them..too bad my dad nor my bro were good enough for the majors ; (

have a great Saturday 2s and 4s..

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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 9:54:54 PM

penske, southpaw is a left hander! In baseball a left handed pitcher is referred to as a southpaw. That's great your making leaps and bounds in your recovery! Glad you were able to drive yourself! Hope your not overdoing it though! Glad the boys are being helpful!

Gorgeous day here today! Sorry 10k we had a nice shower before daybreak! Hope you and DJ don't have to lock yourselves indoors all spring! My lawnmower battery only lasted one yr. had to get a new one last week. That's great yours has lasted 4 yrs.

Calinda that sure is a lot of posting in less than a yr and a half! Congrats! My daughter is a lefty also. She too says she's in her right mind! Always have to sit across from her when we eat! I used to tease her that some things would be easier for her if she'd use her right hand, she'd always come back with, I AM using the right hand!!

All you 2's and 4's have a great weekend!
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 8:56:56 PM

And we had a little rain today too. Of course it came after I already watered.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 8:55:56 PM

Ok, translation please - a southpaw? Boy , you can tell I'm a Yankee!
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 1:23:34 AM

Calinda: my dad woulda luvvveddd yew, cuz he was a southpaw also..when we were playing baseball, we always picked on him, telling him how much loot he coulda made in pro ball..kill them far ants girl-so far i haven't seen any in my yard, but they are all over the storage yard lot-grrrr..

rick: rain ???-I KEEEEEL YOU !!!..we have a "chance" of rain Monday night-til then, DJ and i just suffer..she woke me at 6am, i guess cuz she wuz tired of hearing me hacking and coughing all night-at least my eyes have been fine for the past few days..when DJ woke me this morning, the sun was still sleeping, and when i looked out of the window, i thought it was snowing-turns out it was windblown yellow smog !!-wahhhhh..

Sneakers: lol on the making of puppies behind your car..me thinks you and Erin would make good parents for Bailey and Rocky-at least her dog likes you ; )

penske: woohoo-you go girl..i have tons of yard work to do, but it's just so hard with the yellow smog..i tried my lawn mower tonight, and it fired right up-i was amazed, cause i think i'm starting year 4 on that battery..i know for sure it's 3 years, but y'all know how in the back of your mind there is that little voice saying-nope-it's four ??..glad the boys were good for ya..i agree on Calinda's posts-i could sit at my puter all day and type 1,2,3,4,5 into different threads, and still never get that many..

have a great Friday 2s and 4s ; )
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 9:08:16 PM

Making great improvement each day with leaps and bounds! I drove myself to my yoga class, and did 90 minutes of class. Tomorrow I have therapy in the morning, and a friend is helping me out with some yard work tomorrow. I have a lot of raking to do too. Grass needs some encouragement in spots too.

Boys are being good. Up here with me on the bed, and not too clingy. Everyone slept until a more respectful 5:30 am today before deciding they were hungry.

Congrats on your posts, Calinda! That is just tons! I'll never have that many.

Good night pups, cats, and humans!
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 5:32:48 PM

I know that my downstairs dog neighbor's human mother is named Erin. Yesterday, my BFF went down to her apartment and I was with her. I sat on the couch and petted Bailey. She wagged her tail like she always does. She even rolled over to have me pet her on her tummy. I never knew that much about the difference between boy dogs and girl dogs because my Pop always had a boy dog. But I noted the parts that Bailey has and Rocky doesn't and vice-versa.

When I was old enough to drive, I went to leave from a friends' house and I realize that their dogs were behind my car doing something strange. I thought for a bit about what they were doing and I then realized "they must be making puppies!" Sure enough, nine weeks later... PUPPIES! I got one of them!
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 5:18:45 PM

LOL, 10k. I'm a southpaw.... Can't do anything right-handed except crochet. And that is only because a right-handed person taught me to crochet.

I dislocated my left shoulder some years back, and it was just awful. I couldn't dry my hair; couldn't write very well; everything was a royal pain. EXCEPT crocheting....

But one of the UP sides of being a lefty is that I am in my RIGHT mind....

Another lovely day. I took the thatch rake to the lawn this morning. 2 more bags of thatch and weeds. I found some fire ants looking to move into my territory... put 'em out of their misery; only took 30 minutes....

How are ya feeling today, penske? Lucky volunteered to come up there and help you with your recovery. He's a LICKER....

PS: thanks for the congrats, 10k, and DJ too, I'm sure.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 3:59:48 PM

HI Gang! I spent the afternoon yesterday cleaning flowerbeds, rolling the lawn, just basically enjoying being outside! Today has been just as nice, but the wind is blowing in some rain tonight. The rest of the week is suppose to be pretty decent. Then rain Sunday and temps fall again on Mon.

Sounds like its going to be a bad year for allergy sufferers. Sorry 10k and DJ! Hope you can get through without too many problems.

We seem to be having internet probs. so, I'll wish everyone a great evening now before everything stops again.

Take care all!!

[Edited by: realtorick at 4/10/2014 4:01:39 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 12:48:12 AM

Calinda: CONGRATS ON 200,000 posts-woohoo..horns and trumpets ; ) we had light showers this morning, which i hoped would clear the air, but no such luck..i can't do anything outside til we get enuff precip to clear this crap outta the air..last night DJ and i hacked and sneezed all night-sighhhh..congrats on getting some of your yard work done ; )

rick: it woulda been gorgeous here today, but...it was 67°, so the freezer was tolerable today-i didn't even turn the heat on-woohoo..too much pollen to play outside here-bummer..

penske: i'm a rightie also, and when i broke my wrist (the right one, of course) a coupla years ago, i had to type left-handed for a longggg time..and it took forever for the nerve damage to heal..sore neck on both sides eh ??-poor baby ; ( i bet that bed felt good..let the boys take care of you now-it's your turn..lol..

have a great Thursday 2s and 4s..

[Edited by: 10k at 4/10/2014 12:51:24 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 8:41:37 PM

Hi everybuddy, and welcome back, penske. It seems as if Q and CHEX are helping you out. Take it easy, and don't overdo it.

It was a beautiful day here. I spent another5 hours out in the yard. I'm not finished; but my yard looks way better than most.

Thinking about a pot of coffee as I cool my heels.... Good night all you 2s and 4s!!

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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 3:14:55 PM

Welcome back penske! Hope everything went well and you're recovery is short!

Gorgeous day here. I'm going home and playing outside!

Take care everybuddy!!
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 9:46:48 AM

10 k- I am a rightie already. But it's hard to type because I cannot feel all of my arm, so I am a bit out of sorts. I had a nerve block done for pain. You have less side effects from the surgery, but you also have side effects from the block. They inject it in your neck, but both sides of my neck are sore. Go figure. Bed feels pretty good right now.

The boys are being good. Q had me up at 2:15 for some snacks, but everyone went back to bed around 3am.i just had some breakfast and switched beds. Now on the waterbed, where I could use the tv if I was so inspired.
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 12:27:38 AM

penske: woohoo-welcome back rightie-snicker..nothing to do but sleep sounds really, really good to me ; ) so the boys are taking care of mom, eh ??..therapy and stitches-ugh..wishing you the best of luck ; )

rick: it appears that penske felt up to it, doesn't it..i built me a roaring wood stove fire last night, didn't need one tonight, but may need another one tomorrow night-sighhhh..there was little, or no pollen to be found this morning, but it faired off this afternoon, and the yellow haze has already begun to cover everything..mid 60s tomorrow..ACHOOO'G again tonight..even poor little DJ is sneezing ; (

have a great Wednesday, 2s & 4s..

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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 8:12:54 PM

I can type peck with my right hand. Yeah!! Still drained of all energy. The boys have been pretty good. Checkers slept with me all night, on my arm, next to my ice pack. I actually had therapy today. A two day break, then back on Friday. I will do nothing tomorrow except sleep. It will be a slow recovery. They removed bone and tissue. I have 7 assorted stitches in my elbow. I had the same surgery on my other elbow, and only had 3 stitches.
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 11:34:22 AM

Thanks for the update Calinda! I'm sure penske will be in here as soon as she feels up to it.

We ended up with rain most of the late afternoon and evening yesterday. Temp was 43, but it felt a lot colder than that. Today so far is beautiful! Next couple days are to be mid to upper 60's.

Hope the pollen count stays down for ya 10k!

Take care 2's and 4's!!
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 12:30:49 AM

Calinda: tyty for the message from penske-typing left handed hopefully translates into a successful surgery..

rick: i had to build another woodstove fire tonight-it was cold in my house-sighhh..we only got to 58° today, with rain..at least the rain helped take out some of the pollen ; )
what ??-moi tell the kitties mommie is gone ??-nevahhh-hehehe..i'm sure penske is feeling no pain-at least i hope she's not..

have a great Tuesday 2s and 4s ; )
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2014 7:48:24 PM

Hi everyone. I just got this from penske:

"Thanks. Tired. Typing left handed."

I am hoping that it translates to "The surgery went well."

I'm pretty sure she'll make it here shortly....

Woof Woof; Meow Meow!!
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2014 1:23:02 PM

Hi everybuddy! Hope all the 2's and 4's are doing well! I'm sure penske is being taken care of. Probably has some good pain killing drugs! But best wishes for a speedy recovery penske!!

So can you keep a secret for another month Calinda? Kitties are gonna find out! especially if 10k has his way!

Agree with you magpie! Life is so much better with a pet(s)! Glad the weather is getting warmer. although today and tomorrow we're only in the 40's with a 100% chance of rain! hmmm wonder if they'll get that one right? Not raining yet.

Everyone take care! Quincy and Checkers, make sure you wait on Mama hand and foot, er.... paw and paw!
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2014 12:41:47 AM

Calinda: agreed-good luck to penske tomorrow ; ) pollen is killing me-we need rain every other day for the next 2 months, to keep the air clean..i'm telling the cats-MEOWWWW !!!..DJ doesn't seem interested in jumping on the bed now that she's done it once-thank goodness..kindasorta like the cement pond-after her one trip in there, she seems content avoiding it..

penske: good luck penske..i hope you and the boys will be ok ; )

have a great Monday 2s & 4s..

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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 11:18:29 PM

Good luck tomorrow, penske.

I think I speak for ALL of the 2s and 4s here.

Checkers, keep your brother occupied while Mama is gone....
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 9:36:53 PM

Hi everyone! It won't be long now. I guess the boys have figured out, we aren't coming home tonight. We are adjacent to the hospital in a hotel. My report time is 5 am. Surgery starts at 6:30. We'll keep you posted. I hope Q doesn't whine too much too Calinda. He can be very demanding.
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