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Title: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 - 5/20/13
Post by: MuffyBee on March 25, 2012, 10:49:30 AM
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Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: MuffyBee on March 25, 2012, 03:09:15 PM
 ::HelloKitty::  ::bee::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: MuffyBee on March 25, 2012, 03:41:43 PM
 ::lookie::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on March 25, 2012, 04:10:01 PM

Please keep Mac in your thoughts today. I'm waiting for a call back from Jason (the vet) to come out to see him. He doesn't want to leave his bed and barfed this AM. He always accompanies me to the barn in the morning to greet the donks ( he gives each one a puppy kiss on the snout) I know he's a senior and had no vet care, regular food and had every parasite known as well as chronic ear infections before he was rescued but he's been doing so well. Hoping a change in medication will improve his quality of life.  TIA

Mac is in my thoughts and prayers.

 ::MonkeyAngel::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on March 25, 2012, 04:11:20 PM


Happy Birthday Bearly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't have any special birthday pic, everyone elses are beautiful especially Klaas'  ::MonkeyWink::

::MonkeyHeart:: You Sweetie!!!!!

It's the wishes and the thoughts that are important, JSM, the heartfelt wishes are beautiful!

 ::MonkeyAngel::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on March 25, 2012, 04:13:24 PM
Morning Monkeys. I have been planting more flowers for the balcony. Since losing Josef, I hadn't been out there except to plug in the Christmas lights, because Josef and I were out there the night he took sick. ::MonkeyTears:: I now have loads of geraniums, sweet allisum (sp), aspargus ferns, now a hibiscus tree and a fern (CC named it Vern), he wanted an Obama Chia Pet, I said NO! Texas Rangers flag and new party lights. I feel peace out there now, Josef would want me to have beautiful flowers like I did when he was alive.

My friend just got a Yorkie puppy, all the other dogs loved her. She has a blue heeler and a step daughter (Bad Seed), friend told the bad seed to watch the puppy while she took a shower. She came out of the shower and fould the puppy bloody and dead. I swear that dog would not hurt that puppy. So very sad, but she is getting the puppy's sister today. Also, friend's sister said she thought the bad seed killed the puppy.  ::MonkeyNoNo::

Hope all have a great weekend and praying for you all, especially Trimmy.

Wish me luck, new golf course to beat CC on today.

Love and hugs... JSM
 
The patio sounds lovely.

What do you think happened to the puppy, JSM?  It is definitely a sad occurrence.  Please try to talk her out of another one until/or if it is ever safe.

I miss Trim, too, as do we all.  I hope she is safe.

You and CC have fun today!

     (http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Image28-1.png)     (http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/Bearlyhere/Monkey%20Emoticons/Image14-sm.png)





Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: cookie on March 25, 2012, 04:59:56 PM
4donks. Thinking of you and Mac..
JSM. Glad that u are enjoying your patio with your flowers....
Hope everyone is having a great day


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: cookie on March 25, 2012, 05:01:22 PM
JSM..that is awful about the little Yorkie being killed...I would not let the new Yorkie out of my site if I was your friend..with the bad seed around.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Brandi on March 25, 2012, 05:04:22 PM
Bearly, here's a female golfing monkey to go with the male.

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Image28-1.png)   (http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Image14-sm.png)

I gave her a leopard print cap!

 ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on March 25, 2012, 05:05:03 PM

Please keep Mac in your thoughts today. I'm waiting for a call back from Jason (the vet) to come out to see him. He doesn't want to leave his bed and barfed this AM. He always accompanies me to the barn in the morning to greet the donks ( he gives each one a puppy kiss on the snout) I know he's a senior and had no vet care, regular food and had every parasite known as well as chronic ear infections before he was rescued but he's been doing so well. Hoping a change in medication will improve his quality of life.  TIA

Mac is in my thoughts and prayers.

 ::MonkeyAngel::

4Donks, prayers for Mac and for you and the vet to find out what's ailing him.  I will pray it is nothing serious.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on March 25, 2012, 05:07:27 PM

Morning Monkeys. I have been planting more flowers for the balcony. Since losing Josef, I hadn't been out there except to plug in the Christmas lights, because Josef and I were out there the night he took sick. ::MonkeyTears:: I now have loads of geraniums, sweet allisum (sp), aspargus ferns, now a hibiscus tree and a fern (CC named it Vern), he wanted an Obama Chia Pet, I said NO! Texas Rangers flag and new party lights. I feel peace out there now, Josef would want me to have beautiful flowers like I did when he was alive.

My friend just got a Yorkie puppy, all the other dogs loved her. She has a blue heeler and a step daughter (Bad Seed), friend told the bad seed to watch the puppy while she took a shower. She came out of the shower and fould the puppy bloody and dead. I swear that dog would not hurt that puppy. So very sad, but she is getting the puppy's sister today. Also, friend's sister said she thought the bad seed killed the puppy.  ::MonkeyNoNo::

Hope all have a great weekend and praying for you all, especially Trimmy.

Wish me luck, new golf course to beat CC on today.

Love and hugs... JSM
 
The patio sounds lovely.

What do you think happened to the puppy, JSM?  It is definitely a sad occurrence.  Please try to talk her out of another one until/or if it is ever safe.

I miss Trim, too, as do we all.  I hope she is safe.

You and CC have fun today!

     (http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Image28-1.png)     (http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/Bearlyhere/Monkey%20Emoticons/Image14-sm.png)


JSM, the picture of the patio looks wonderful -- Josef is proud of his mommy!
I hope the bad seed doesn't kill the new puppy too!  Sounds worse than a bad seed.
Have a good day playing golf.
Blessings.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on March 25, 2012, 05:21:43 PM

Please keep Mac in your thoughts today. I'm waiting for a call back from Jason (the vet) to come out to see him. He doesn't want to leave his bed and barfed this AM. He always accompanies me to the barn in the morning to greet the donks ( he gives each one a puppy kiss on the snout) I know he's a senior and had no vet care, regular food and had every parasite known as well as chronic ear infections before he was rescued but he's been doing so well. Hoping a change in medication will improve his quality of life.  TIA

Mac is in my thoughts and prayers.

 ::MonkeyAngel::



I am so sorry to hear Mac is feeling poorly. Prayers the vet can figure out whats wrong and able to change his meds around so he gets better.  ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyKiss::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: theboyzmom on March 25, 2012, 06:01:04 PM
4Donks - prayers for Mac!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on March 25, 2012, 06:39:29 PM
Bearly, here's a female golfing monkey to go with the male.

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Image28-1.png)   (http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Image14-sm.png)

I gave her a leopard print cap!

 ::MonkeyCool::

Thanks, Brandi!

 ::dogwag::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Brandi on March 25, 2012, 06:59:29 PM
Bearly, here's a female golfing monkey to go with the male.

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Image28-1.png)   (http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Image14-sm.png)

I gave her a leopard print cap!

 ::MonkeyCool::

Thanks, Brandi!

 ::dogwag::



You're welcome, I hope you like it.

I also wonder if JSM will recognize herself!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on March 25, 2012, 07:16:38 PM
Bearly, here's a female golfing monkey to go with the male.

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Image28-1.png)   (http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Image14-sm.png)

I gave her a leopard print cap!

 ::MonkeyCool::

Thanks, Brandi!

 ::dogwag::



You're welcome, I hope you like it.

I also wonder if JSM will recognize herself!

They are so cute Brandi.  ::MonkeyDance:: Guess we will have wait and see. ::MonkeyWink::

How did you guys do with your storms yesterday?  How are you and your son doing? Continued Prayers for you both.  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Brandi on March 25, 2012, 07:35:50 PM
Bearly, here's a female golfing monkey to go with the male.

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Image28-1.png)   (http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Image14-sm.png)

I gave her a leopard print cap!

 ::MonkeyCool::

Thanks, Brandi!

 ::dogwag::



You're welcome, I hope you like it.

I also wonder if JSM will recognize herself!

They are so cute Brandi.  ::MonkeyDance:: Guess we will have wait and see. ::MonkeyWink::

How did you guys do with your storms yesterday?  How are you and your son doing? Continued Prayers for you both.  ::MonkeyAngel::

Thanks, Green Eyes!

I am doing better. Son has gone three days without pain meds, but says he is still hurting some. We just wait and worry and hope for the best.

Thanks for asking.

Our storms last night fizzled out by the time they reached us. Just some rain, and very little lightning and thunder. There was some wind damage not too far from us, but no tornadoes that I heard of.

Whew!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on March 25, 2012, 07:50:13 PM
That's good there were no tornadoes.And the thunder and lightning weren't much.

 I am happy to hear you are feeling better and your son hasn't had to take any pain pills for a few days. Prayers you both continue to get better.

Ir's warm here today and humid. Haven't had much of that for awhile.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: BabsKats on March 25, 2012, 08:14:56 PM
Honey I'm home.......Survived a Sunday shopping day at Wally's ::MonkeyDance::

Brandi, so glad you are feeling better, hoping son is over what ever was ailing him...very mysterious.

4 Donks hoping all is ok with Mac, hate it when our fur babies are sick.

JSM doin the happy dance  ::MonkeySlide:: you beat CC again, think maybe he otta retire his  clubs and stick with couch-potato golf   ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Brandi on March 25, 2012, 08:22:45 PM
Honey I'm home.......Survived a Sunday shopping day at Wally's ::MonkeyDance::

Brandi, so glad you are feeling better, hoping son is over what ever was ailing him...very mysterious.

4 Donks hoping all is ok with Mac, hate it when our fur babies are sick.

JSM doin the happy dance  ::MonkeySlide:: you beat CC again, think maybe he otta retire his  clubs and stick with couch-potato golf   ::MonkeyHaHa::

Hi Babs!

Thanks. I still think it is kidney stone(s) with my son. But no pain meds for 3 days is great!

Oh wow, Wally World on a weekend?! You are braver than I.

Glad you survived! LOL


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: cadillac on March 25, 2012, 08:52:00 PM
Is it just me or does everyone's home page look different?


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: cookie on March 25, 2012, 09:21:25 PM
Pretty sure mine looks the same Cadi....


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: MuffyBee on March 25, 2012, 09:56:30 PM
Is it just me or does everyone's home page look different?


What seems different cadi?  Mine looks the same.  ::bee::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on March 25, 2012, 10:02:14 PM
Is it just me or does everyone's home page look different?



Are you talking about your personal home page or the SM home page?  Mine is the same.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on March 26, 2012, 07:41:35 AM
Good morning everyone!
 ::HelloKitty::
Off to court this morning on a custody case -- long story but I hope it ends well for this young girl.
Then funeral this afternoon.
Everyone have a blessed day.
Prayers for all.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on March 26, 2012, 08:00:27 AM
Good morning everyone!
 ::HelloKitty::
Off to court this morning on a custody case -- long story but I hope it ends well for this young girl.
Then funeral this afternoon.
Everyone have a blessed day.
Prayers for all.

Prayers for your day and all concerned.

 ::MonkeyAngel::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on March 26, 2012, 08:02:34 AM


          ::teddybear::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: cadillac on March 26, 2012, 09:06:35 AM
Is it just me or does everyone's home page look different?


What seems different cadi?  Mine looks the same.  ::bee::
It is the SM Forum Home Page.  It says "Hello Cadillac" at the top left - but it used to have my little picture and a list of "unread posts since my last visit."  Now it is just the index of all the forums.

I am having to navigate through that instead of having a list of unread posts??


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: can on March 26, 2012, 10:43:28 AM
4Donks - prayers for Mac!

 ::dogwag:: ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: can on March 26, 2012, 10:49:57 AM
::HelloKitty::  ::bee::

 ::HelloKitty::

love the Easter sig.   Bet I could make short work of that bunny too!.

Speaking of bunnies - we have one that visits.  She has made three nests on our property.
I leave an apple out for her every night and every morning they are gone.  Strangely, she wants nothing to do with carrots. 




Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: can on March 26, 2012, 10:52:20 AM
JSM..that is awful about the little Yorkie being killed...I would not let the new Yorkie out of my site if I was your friend..with the bad seed around.

Nor would I!  Seems bad seed's name suits!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: can on March 26, 2012, 10:58:29 AM
Good morning everyone!
 ::HelloKitty::
Off to court this morning on a custody case -- long story but I hope it ends well for this young girl.
Then funeral this afternoon.
Everyone have a blessed day.
Prayers for all.

Same to you Sister. 
Seems you have a busy day ahead.
Take care of yourself too, please.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: can on March 26, 2012, 11:01:10 AM


          ::teddybear::



Good morning!   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on March 26, 2012, 11:04:36 AM
Is it just me or does everyone's home page look different?


What seems different cadi?  Mine looks the same.  ::bee::
It is the SM Forum Home Page.  It says "Hello Cadillac" at the top left - but it used to have my little picture and a list of "unread posts since my last visit."  Now it is just the index of all the forums.

I am having to navigate through that instead of having a list of unread posts??


Caddy I have never had that on mine it's always been with all the treads and who posted last.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on March 26, 2012, 11:05:58 AM
4Donks - prayers for Mac!

 ::dogwag:: ::MonkeyAngel::


4Donks what did the vet say about Mac?  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: can on March 26, 2012, 11:07:06 AM
JSM - your hottie Stephen is still PM.  Next federal election is in 2014.

Due to the death of the Federal Opposition Leader, the New Democratic Party held a leadership convention on Saturday.  Think that could be what you referenced earlier.

Your additional plants sound lovely.  Glad you have a feeling of peace when you are among them.

 ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyKiss::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on March 26, 2012, 11:07:21 AM
Good morning everyone!
 ::HelloKitty::
Off to court this morning on a custody case -- long story but I hope it ends well for this young girl.
Then funeral this afternoon.
Everyone have a blessed day.
Prayers for all.

Same to you Sister. 
Seems you have a busy day ahead.
Take care of yourself too, please.

 ::rhino:: ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on March 26, 2012, 11:09:38 AM
Good Morning Can ::HelloKitty::

How are you doing today? Continued prayers for your mom and her husband. ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on March 26, 2012, 11:10:49 AM
Good Morning Monkeys ::HelloKitty::

Hope everyone has a good day.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: can on March 26, 2012, 11:14:06 AM
Good morning Monkeys!

Hubs is flat on his back with vertigo again!  Hopefully this bout won't be as severe and lengthy as some of his past ones. 





Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: can on March 26, 2012, 11:17:15 AM
Good Morning Can ::HelloKitty::

How are you doing today? Continued prayers for your mom and her husband. ::MonkeyAngel::

hi beautiful greeneyes!  Thank you so much!

I'm nursemaid to hubs today - well, everyday  ::MonkeyHaHa::  but more so today.
Damned vertigo!!!!!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: CasuallyCool on March 26, 2012, 11:21:20 AM
Honey I'm home.......Survived a Sunday shopping day at Wally's ::MonkeyDance::

Brandi, so glad you are feeling better, hoping son is over what ever was ailing him...very mysterious.

4 Donks hoping all is ok with Mac, hate it when our fur babies are sick.

JSM doin the happy dance  ::MonkeySlide:: you beat CC again, think maybe he otta retire his  clubs and stick with couch-potato golf   ::MonkeyHaHa::

She only beat me cause I have to give her 24 shots and she gets to tee off on average about 80-90 yards ahead of me.   ::dogwag::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: CasuallyCool on March 26, 2012, 11:26:30 AM
(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/efd70320.jpg)


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: CasuallyCool on March 26, 2012, 11:35:09 AM
View of JSM's woman cave from outside.

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/3b20efae.jpg)


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: can on March 26, 2012, 11:47:21 AM
Very nice CC! 


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: BabsKats on March 26, 2012, 01:12:29 PM
Oh my, another mother slashes her babies throat. 

http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Dallas-police-Mom-says-she-cut-infant-in-911-call--144206255.html

DALLAS - A mother was taken into custody and a one-year-old transported to Children's Medical Center of Dallas after police received a 911 call about a baby who was cut, police said.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on March 26, 2012, 01:15:48 PM
Good morning Monkeys!

Hubs is flat on his back with vertigo again!  Hopefully this bout won't be as severe and lengthy as some of his past ones. 





Yikes can.

Vertigo is a awful. I get it but not so severe I have to down. I can sit up but can't turn mu head.  My doctor gave me nose spray with steroids in them. After a couple days it seems to help. I walk around the house like I am drunk. Weaving from side to side.It feels like your brain is spinning inside your head. Prayers it doesn't last long.  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on March 26, 2012, 01:17:19 PM
View of JSM's woman cave from outside.

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/3b20efae.jpg)

Looks really nice CC ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: CasuallyCool on March 26, 2012, 01:34:12 PM
View of JSM's woman cave from outside.

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/3b20efae.jpg)

Looks really nice CC ::MonkeyAngel::

Thanks GE.  JSM skating competition coming up 4/14.  Anxiously awaiting word from Dallas County tomorrow.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on March 26, 2012, 01:53:15 PM
Good morning Monkeys!

Hubs is flat on his back with vertigo again!  Hopefully this bout won't be as severe and lengthy as some of his past ones. 





I think it's that he swoons when he sees you, the love of his life!

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/Bearlyhere/Smilies/surprised-003.gif)



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on March 26, 2012, 02:01:11 PM
Honey I'm home.......Survived a Sunday shopping day at Wally's ::MonkeyDance::

Brandi, so glad you are feeling better, hoping son is over what ever was ailing him...very mysterious.

4 Donks hoping all is ok with Mac, hate it when our fur babies are sick.

JSM doin the happy dance  ::MonkeySlide:: you beat CC again, think maybe he otta retire his  clubs and stick with couch-potato golf   ::MonkeyHaHa::

She only beat me cause I have to give her 24 shots and she gets to tee off on average about 80-90 yards ahead of me.   ::dogwag::

I believe those adaptations to be fair under the ADA Guidelines, after all, she does have a documented injury.  Just sayin...

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Image28-1.png)     (http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/Bearlyhere/Monkey%20Emoticons/Image14-sm.png)



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on March 26, 2012, 02:09:09 PM
View of JSM's woman cave from outside.

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/3b20efae.jpg)

Looks really nice CC ::MonkeyAngel::

Thanks GE.  JSM skating competition coming up 4/14.  Anxiously awaiting word from Dallas County tomorrow.

I couldn't remember when her competition was. Knew it was coming shortly.  Keeping fingers crossed you get this one CC  and lots of prayers. ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on March 26, 2012, 02:11:05 PM
Honey I'm home.......Survived a Sunday shopping day at Wally's ::MonkeyDance::

Brandi, so glad you are feeling better, hoping son is over what ever was ailing him...very mysterious.

4 Donks hoping all is ok with Mac, hate it when our fur babies are sick.

JSM doin the happy dance  ::MonkeySlide:: you beat CC again, think maybe he otta retire his  clubs and stick with couch-potato golf   ::MonkeyHaHa::

She only beat me cause I have to give her 24 shots and she gets to tee off on average about 80-90 yards ahead of me.   ::dogwag::

I believe those adaptations to be fair under the ADA Guidelines, after all, she does have a documented injury.  Just sayin...

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Image28-1.png)     (http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/Bearlyhere/Monkey%20Emoticons/Image14-sm.png)




Yep what Bearly said. ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on March 26, 2012, 02:16:02 PM
(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/efd70320.jpg)

Where's the bar stocked with her light beer?

(http://www.activebeergeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/DraftBeer.jpg)



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on March 26, 2012, 02:17:28 PM
View of JSM's woman cave from outside.

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/3b20efae.jpg)

Beautiful!

 ::monkeywine2::



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Post by: Bearlyhere on March 26, 2012, 02:21:44 PM
Oh my, another mother slashes her babies throat. 

http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Dallas-police-Mom-says-she-cut-infant-in-911-call--144206255.html

DALLAS - A mother was taken into custody and a one-year-old transported to Children's Medical Center of Dallas after police received a 911 call about a baby who was cut, police said.

 ::snipping2::

Oh, no!  Poor baby!  How can you hurt a child, let alone your own?

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/Bearlyhere/Monkey%20Emoticons/angel2-crying.gif)



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Post by: Bearlyhere on March 26, 2012, 02:26:43 PM
View of JSM's woman cave from outside.

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/3b20efae.jpg)

Looks really nice CC ::MonkeyAngel::

Thanks GE.  JSM skating competition coming up 4/14.  Anxiously awaiting word from Dallas County tomorrow.

   (http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/Bearlyhere/Monkey%20Emoticons/Animation1-4.gif)



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Post by: Bearlyhere on March 26, 2012, 02:29:11 PM
Honey I'm home.......Survived a Sunday shopping day at Wally's ::MonkeyDance::

Brandi, so glad you are feeling better, hoping son is over what ever was ailing him...very mysterious.

4 Donks hoping all is ok with Mac, hate it when our fur babies are sick.

JSM doin the happy dance  ::MonkeySlide:: you beat CC again, think maybe he otta retire his  clubs and stick with couch-potato golf   ::MonkeyHaHa::

She only beat me cause I have to give her 24 shots and she gets to tee off on average about 80-90 yards ahead of me.   ::dogwag::

I believe those adaptations to be fair under the ADA Guidelines, after all, she does have a documented injury.  Just sayin...

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Image28-1.png)     (http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/Bearlyhere/Monkey%20Emoticons/Image14-sm.png)




Yep what Bearly said. ::MonkeyHaHa::

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Post by: joesamas mama on March 26, 2012, 05:59:11 PM
(http://blog.damballa.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/Organ_grinder_with_monkey.jpg)
  ::MonkeyDance::


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Post by: joesamas mama on March 26, 2012, 06:01:45 PM
::HelloKitty::  ::bee::
  ::HelloKitty:: Hi Muffy. Thanks for the advice about the Salukis and Yorkies. My friend may send the blue heeler to the country or just watch the new one until it gets bigger. I still think the bad seed did something to the puppy. She showed NO emotion whatsoever that the puppy was bleeding or had died. The only emotion she showed was when my friend took away her iphone.  ::MonkeyNoNo:: If they don't get the child help, she will be another KC Anthony.


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Post by: joesamas mama on March 26, 2012, 06:08:39 PM

Please keep Mac in your thoughts today. I'm waiting for a call back from Jason (the vet) to come out to see him. He doesn't want to leave his bed and barfed this AM. He always accompanies me to the barn in the morning to greet the donks ( he gives each one a puppy kiss on the snout) I know he's a senior and had no vet care, regular food and had every parasite known as well as chronic ear infections before he was rescued but he's been doing so well. Hoping a change in medication will improve his quality of life.  TIA

Mac is in my thoughts and prayers.

 ::MonkeyAngel::


Mac is in my thoughts and prayers as well 4 Donks.  ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: joesamas mama on March 26, 2012, 06:09:06 PM


Happy Birthday Bearly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't have any special birthday pic, everyone elses are beautiful especially Klaas'  ::MonkeyWink::

::MonkeyHeart:: You Sweetie!!!!!

It's the wishes and the thoughts that are important, JSM, the heartfelt wishes are beautiful!

 ::MonkeyAngel::


  ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: joesamas mama on March 26, 2012, 06:13:46 PM
Morning Monkeys. I have been planting more flowers for the balcony. Since losing Josef, I hadn't been out there except to plug in the Christmas lights, because Josef and I were out there the night he took sick. ::MonkeyTears:: I now have loads of geraniums, sweet allisum (sp), aspargus ferns, now a hibiscus tree and a fern (CC named it Vern), he wanted an Obama Chia Pet, I said NO! Texas Rangers flag and new party lights. I feel peace out there now, Josef would want me to have beautiful flowers like I did when he was alive.

My friend just got a Yorkie puppy, all the other dogs loved her. She has a blue heeler and a step daughter (Bad Seed), friend told the bad seed to watch the puppy while she took a shower. She came out of the shower and fould the puppy bloody and dead. I swear that dog would not hurt that puppy. So very sad, but she is getting the puppy's sister today. Also, friend's sister said she thought the bad seed killed the puppy.  ::MonkeyNoNo::

Hope all have a great weekend and praying for you all, especially Trimmy.

Wish me luck, new golf course to beat CC on today.

Love and hugs... JSM
 
The patio sounds lovely.

What do you think happened to the puppy, JSM?  It is definitely a sad occurrence.  Please try to talk her out of another one until/or if it is ever safe.

I miss Trim, too, as do we all.  I hope she is safe.

You and CC have fun today!

     (http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Image28-1.png)     (http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/Bearlyhere/Monkey%20Emoticons/Image14-sm.png)




Bearly, I don't really know what happened to the puppy. My friend swears the big dog wasn't even in the room a minute before it happened and the big dog had no blood on it at all. I miss Trimm and hope she is safe too. Love the golfing monkey with a leopard hat!!!


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Post by: joesamas mama on March 26, 2012, 06:16:53 PM
4donks. Thinking of you and Mac..
JSM. Glad that u are enjoying your patio with your flowers....
Hope everyone is having a great day
Thank you Cookie, I am enjoying it with CC and the dogs. Hope you had a great weekend.


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Post by: joesamas mama on March 26, 2012, 06:17:44 PM
JSM..that is awful about the little Yorkie being killed...I would not let the new Yorkie out of my site if I was your friend..with the bad seed around.
Believe me Cookie, she said that the bad seed is going nowhere near her new one.  ::MonkeyNoNo::


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Post by: joesamas mama on March 26, 2012, 06:18:20 PM
Bearly, here's a female golfing monkey to go with the male.

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Image28-1.png)   (http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Image14-sm.png)

I gave her a leopard print cap!

 ::MonkeyCool::
  ::MonkeyAngel:: Love them both Brandi!!!!!!!!!!! You are so talented.  ::MonkeyKiss::


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Post by: joesamas mama on March 26, 2012, 06:19:57 PM

Morning Monkeys. I have been planting more flowers for the balcony. Since losing Josef, I hadn't been out there except to plug in the Christmas lights, because Josef and I were out there the night he took sick. ::MonkeyTears:: I now have loads of geraniums, sweet allisum (sp), aspargus ferns, now a hibiscus tree and a fern (CC named it Vern), he wanted an Obama Chia Pet, I said NO! Texas Rangers flag and new party lights. I feel peace out there now, Josef would want me to have beautiful flowers like I did when he was alive.

My friend just got a Yorkie puppy, all the other dogs loved her. She has a blue heeler and a step daughter (Bad Seed), friend told the bad seed to watch the puppy while she took a shower. She came out of the shower and fould the puppy bloody and dead. I swear that dog would not hurt that puppy. So very sad, but she is getting the puppy's sister today. Also, friend's sister said she thought the bad seed killed the puppy.  ::MonkeyNoNo::

Hope all have a great weekend and praying for you all, especially Trimmy.

Wish me luck, new golf course to beat CC on today.

Love and hugs... JSM
 
The patio sounds lovely.

What do you think happened to the puppy, JSM?  It is definitely a sad occurrence.  Please try to talk her out of another one until/or if it is ever safe.

I miss Trim, too, as do we all.  I hope she is safe.

You and CC have fun today!

     (http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Image28-1.png)     (http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/Bearlyhere/Monkey%20Emoticons/Image14-sm.png)


JSM, the picture of the patio looks wonderful -- Josef is proud of his mommy!
I hope the bad seed doesn't kill the new puppy too!  Sounds worse than a bad seed.
Have a good day playing golf.
Blessings.
Sister, thanks for thinking the patio looks wonderful, I hope Josef is proud of me. Bad Seed will be no where around the puppy. Prayers for you and Connie, I know you have a lot on your plate right now.  ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: joesamas mama on March 26, 2012, 06:26:32 PM
Bearly, here's a female golfing monkey to go with the male.

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Image28-1.png)   (http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Image14-sm.png)

I gave her a leopard print cap!

 ::MonkeyCool::

Thanks, Brandi!

 ::dogwag::



You're welcome, I hope you like it.

I also wonder if JSM will recognize herself!
  ::MonkeyKiss:: I did Brandi, love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Post by: joesamas mama on March 26, 2012, 06:27:47 PM
Bearly, here's a female golfing monkey to go with the male.

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Image28-1.png)   (http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Image14-sm.png)

I gave her a leopard print cap!

 ::MonkeyCool::

Thanks, Brandi!

 ::dogwag::



You're welcome, I hope you like it.

I also wonder if JSM will recognize herself!

They are so cute Brandi.  ::MonkeyDance:: Guess we will have wait and see. ::MonkeyWink::

How did you guys do with your storms yesterday?  How are you and your son doing? Continued Prayers for you both.  ::MonkeyAngel::

Thanks, Green Eyes!

I am doing better. Son has gone three days without pain meds, but says he is still hurting some. We just wait and worry and hope for the best.

Thanks for asking.

Our storms last night fizzled out by the time they reached us. Just some rain, and very little lightning and thunder. There was some wind damage not too far from us, but no tornadoes that I heard of.

Whew!
Brandi, glad you are doing better, sorry your son is still hurting. Prayers for you both. Glad no damage at your house.


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Post by: MuffyBee on March 26, 2012, 06:28:31 PM
::HelloKitty::  ::bee::
  ::HelloKitty:: Hi Muffy. Thanks for the advice about the Salukis and Yorkies. My friend may send the blue heeler to the country or just watch the new one until it gets bigger. I still think the bad seed did something to the puppy. She showed NO emotion whatsoever that the puppy was bleeding or had died. The only emotion she showed was when my friend took away her iphone.  ::MonkeyNoNo:: If they don't get the child help, she will be another KC Anthony.

OMG!  Either way, there shouldn't be another yorkie or any small puppy/dog brought into the household.  JMHO


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Post by: joesamas mama on March 26, 2012, 06:28:50 PM
Honey I'm home.......Survived a Sunday shopping day at Wally's ::MonkeyDance::

Brandi, so glad you are feeling better, hoping son is over what ever was ailing him...very mysterious.

4 Donks hoping all is ok with Mac, hate it when our fur babies are sick.

JSM doin the happy dance  ::MonkeySlide:: you beat CC again, think maybe he otta retire his  clubs and stick with couch-potato golf   ::MonkeyHaHa::
  ::MonkeyDevil::  ::MonkeyDevil:: He can't retire his clubs because he is the only one I can beat at golf. Glad you survived Wally world.


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Post by: joesamas mama on March 26, 2012, 06:29:47 PM
Is it just me or does everyone's home page look different?

Hey Caddy!!!! I haven't noticed a difference, but my eyes are old. Hope all is well with you and the family.


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Post by: joesamas mama on March 26, 2012, 06:30:43 PM
Good morning everyone!
 ::HelloKitty::
Off to court this morning on a custody case -- long story but I hope it ends well for this young girl.
Then funeral this afternoon.
Everyone have a blessed day.
Prayers for all.
Prayers that court went well today Sister. Praying for the loss of your friend. (((HUGS)))


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Post by: joesamas mama on March 26, 2012, 06:31:44 PM
::HelloKitty::  ::bee::

 ::HelloKitty::

love the Easter sig.   Bet I could make short work of that bunny too!.

Speaking of bunnies - we have one that visits.  She has made three nests on our property.
I leave an apple out for her every night and every morning they are gone.  Strangely, she wants nothing to do with carrots. 



  ::MonkeyAngel:: I love bunnies Can!!!! So sweet that you leave out apples for her.


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Post by: joesamas mama on March 26, 2012, 06:33:15 PM
JSM..that is awful about the little Yorkie being killed...I would not let the new Yorkie out of my site if I was your friend..with the bad seed around.

Nor would I!  Seems bad seed's name suits!
  ::rhino:: If she had bangs and her stringy hair was braided and dressed like a little girl I would swear she was Rhoda from that movie.  ::MonkeyNoNo:: Such a cold little girl I hate to say.


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Post by: Brandi on March 26, 2012, 06:33:25 PM
Bearly, here's a female golfing monkey to go with the male.

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Image28-1.png)   (http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Image14-sm.png)

I gave her a leopard print cap!

 ::MonkeyCool::
  ::MonkeyAngel:: Love them both Brandi!!!!!!!!!!! You are so talented.  ::MonkeyKiss::

Teehee!

Good to see you JSM.


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Post by: joesamas mama on March 26, 2012, 06:35:04 PM
JSM - your hottie Stephen is still PM.  Next federal election is in 2014.

Due to the death of the Federal Opposition Leader, the New Democratic Party held a leadership convention on Saturday.  Think that could be what you referenced earlier.

Your additional plants sound lovely.  Glad you have a feeling of peace when you are among them.

 ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyKiss::
  ::MonkeyCheer4:: Hottie Harper is still PM!!! He is so great. I guess that is what I was talking about the convention. Thanks about the plants and being at peace. I truly am at peace now having the plants, Patton, CC and Ruby when I am on the balcony now.


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Post by: joesamas mama on March 26, 2012, 06:36:08 PM
Good morning Monkeys!

Hubs is flat on his back with vertigo again!  Hopefully this bout won't be as severe and lengthy as some of his past ones. 




  ::MonkeyShocked:: Oh MY!! Prayers for your husband. Vertigo is awful, my stepdad suffers from it and it is horrible.


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Post by: joesamas mama on March 26, 2012, 06:37:36 PM
Honey I'm home.......Survived a Sunday shopping day at Wally's ::MonkeyDance::

Brandi, so glad you are feeling better, hoping son is over what ever was ailing him...very mysterious.

4 Donks hoping all is ok with Mac, hate it when our fur babies are sick.

JSM doin the happy dance  ::MonkeySlide:: you beat CC again, think maybe he otta retire his  clubs and stick with couch-potato golf   ::MonkeyHaHa::

She only beat me cause I have to give her 24 shots and she gets to tee off on average about 80-90 yards ahead of me.   ::dogwag::
  ::MonkeyMad::  ::MonkeyShocked:: Well I almost beat you out right Mr CC!!! Just you wait until the next time.  ::MonkeyWink::


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Post by: joesamas mama on March 26, 2012, 06:38:18 PM
(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/efd70320.jpg)
  ::MonkeyCool:: Where did you get that hat??????????


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Post by: joesamas mama on March 26, 2012, 06:40:00 PM
Oh my, another mother slashes her babies throat. 

http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Dallas-police-Mom-says-she-cut-infant-in-911-call--144206255.html

DALLAS - A mother was taken into custody and a one-year-old transported to Children's Medical Center of Dallas after police received a 911 call about a baby who was cut, police said.

 ::snipping2::
  ::MonkeyNoNo:: OMG, the family turned her in and did nothing, just told them to call CPS.  ::MonkeyMad:: Family knew she was crazy and LE did nothing.


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Post by: can on March 26, 2012, 07:20:46 PM
Good morning Monkeys!

Hubs is flat on his back with vertigo again!  Hopefully this bout won't be as severe and lengthy as some of his past ones. 





Yikes can.

Vertigo is a awful. I get it but not so severe I have to down. I can sit up but can't turn mu head.  My doctor gave me nose spray with steroids in them. After a couple days it seems to help. I walk around the house like I am drunk. Weaving from side to side.It feels like your brain is spinning inside your head. Prayers it doesn't last long.  ::MonkeyAngel::

Sorry to hear you suffer from it too Greeneyes.   ::MonkeyAngel::

Thanks your prayers. It just seems to appear out of nowhere.


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Post by: can on March 26, 2012, 07:22:57 PM
Good morning Monkeys!

Hubs is flat on his back with vertigo again!  Hopefully this bout won't be as severe and lengthy as some of his past ones. 





I think it's that he swoons when he sees you, the love of his life!

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/Bearlyhere/Smilies/surprised-003.gif)



Oh Bearly - you are just too cute!   ::MonkeyHaHa:: ::MonkeyHaHa::


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Post by: can on March 26, 2012, 07:29:17 PM
JSM..that is awful about the little Yorkie being killed...I would not let the new Yorkie out of my site if I was your friend..with the bad seed around.

Nor would I!  Seems bad seed's name suits!
  ::rhino:: If she had bangs and her stringy hair was braided and dressed like a little girl I would swear she was Rhoda from that movie.  ::MonkeyNoNo:: Such a cold little girl I hate to say.

oh my gawd!  I completely mis-understood.  I thought your friend had a dog that she named bad seed.   Worse, that bad seed is a child!     


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: can on March 26, 2012, 07:31:43 PM
JSM - your hottie Stephen is still PM.  Next federal election is in 2014.

Due to the death of the Federal Opposition Leader, the New Democratic Party held a leadership convention on Saturday.  Think that could be what you referenced earlier.

Your additional plants sound lovely.  Glad you have a feeling of peace when you are among them.

 ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyKiss::
  ::MonkeyCheer4:: Hottie Harper is still PM!!! He is so great. I guess that is what I was talking about the convention. Thanks about the plants and being at peace. I truly am at peace now having the plants, Patton, CC and Ruby when I am on the balcony now.

 ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: can on March 26, 2012, 07:33:31 PM
Good morning Monkeys!

Hubs is flat on his back with vertigo again!  Hopefully this bout won't be as severe and lengthy as some of his past ones. 




  ::MonkeyShocked:: Oh MY!! Prayers for your husband. Vertigo is awful, my stepdad suffers from it and it is horrible.

Thank you.   ::MonkeyKiss::


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Post by: joesamas mama on March 26, 2012, 07:34:49 PM
Good morning Monkeys!

Hubs is flat on his back with vertigo again!  Hopefully this bout won't be as severe and lengthy as some of his past ones. 





I think it's that he swoons when he sees you, the love of his life!

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/Bearlyhere/Smilies/surprised-003.gif)


  ::rhino::


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Post by: joesamas mama on March 26, 2012, 07:35:38 PM
Honey I'm home.......Survived a Sunday shopping day at Wally's ::MonkeyDance::

Brandi, so glad you are feeling better, hoping son is over what ever was ailing him...very mysterious.

4 Donks hoping all is ok with Mac, hate it when our fur babies are sick.

JSM doin the happy dance  ::MonkeySlide:: you beat CC again, think maybe he otta retire his  clubs and stick with couch-potato golf   ::MonkeyHaHa::

She only beat me cause I have to give her 24 shots and she gets to tee off on average about 80-90 yards ahead of me.   ::dogwag::

I believe those adaptations to be fair under the ADA Guidelines, after all, she does have a documented injury.  Just sayin...

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Image28-1.png)     (http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/Bearlyhere/Monkey%20Emoticons/Image14-sm.png)


  ::MonkeyHaHa:: Documented injury. Good one Bearly, I will use that next time Patton needs to go outside  ::MonkeyWink::


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Post by: joesamas mama on March 26, 2012, 07:37:28 PM
View of JSM's woman cave from outside.

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/3b20efae.jpg)

Looks really nice CC ::MonkeyAngel::

Thanks GE.  JSM skating competition coming up 4/14.  Anxiously awaiting word from Dallas County tomorrow.

I couldn't remember when her competition was. Knew it was coming shortly.  Keeping fingers crossed you get this one CC  and lots of prayers. ::MonkeyAngel::
  ::MonkeyShocked:: Coming up VERY quickly. Better get my rear in gear ::MonkeySkate::


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Post by: Green Eyes on March 26, 2012, 07:40:24 PM
Oh my, another mother slashes her babies throat. 

http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Dallas-police-Mom-says-she-cut-infant-in-911-call--144206255.html

DALLAS - A mother was taken into custody and a one-year-old transported to Children's Medical Center of Dallas after police received a 911 call about a baby who was cut, police said.

 ::snipping2::
  ::MonkeyNoNo:: OMG, the family turned her in and did nothing, just told them to call CPS.  ::MonkeyMad:: Family knew she was crazy and LE did nothing.

OMG I didn't see this earlier.  ::MonkeyMad::


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Post by: Green Eyes on March 26, 2012, 07:43:27 PM
Good morning Monkeys!

Hubs is flat on his back with vertigo again!  Hopefully this bout won't be as severe and lengthy as some of his past ones. 





Yikes can.

Vertigo is a awful. I get it but not so severe I have to down. I can sit up but can't turn mu head.  My doctor gave me nose spray with steroids in them. After a couple days it seems to help. I walk around the house like I am drunk. Weaving from side to side.It feels like your brain is spinning inside your head. Prayers it doesn't last long.  ::MonkeyAngel::

Sorry to hear you suffer from it too Greeneyes.   ::MonkeyAngel::

Thanks your prayers. It just seems to appear out of nowhere.

Yep.


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Post by: joesamas mama on March 26, 2012, 07:44:57 PM
(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/efd70320.jpg)

Where's the bar stocked with her light beer?

(http://www.activebeergeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/DraftBeer.jpg)


  ::MonkeyHaHa::  ::MonkeyHaHa::  ::MonkeyHaHa::


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Post by: joesamas mama on March 26, 2012, 07:45:25 PM
View of JSM's woman cave from outside.

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/3b20efae.jpg)

Beautiful!

 ::monkeywine2::


  ::MonkeyAngel:: Thanks Sweetie!


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Post by: joesamas mama on March 26, 2012, 07:46:15 PM
Oh my, another mother slashes her babies throat. 

http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Dallas-police-Mom-says-she-cut-infant-in-911-call--144206255.html

DALLAS - A mother was taken into custody and a one-year-old transported to Children's Medical Center of Dallas after police received a 911 call about a baby who was cut, police said.

 ::snipping2::

Oh, no!  Poor baby!  How can you hurt a child, let alone your own?

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/Bearlyhere/Monkey%20Emoticons/angel2-crying.gif)


  ::MonkeyNoNo:: Dont know Bearly, I believe the mother is unfortunately not sane.


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Post by: joesamas mama on March 26, 2012, 07:52:03 PM
::HelloKitty::  ::bee::
  ::HelloKitty:: Hi Muffy. Thanks for the advice about the Salukis and Yorkies. My friend may send the blue heeler to the country or just watch the new one until it gets bigger. I still think the bad seed did something to the puppy. She showed NO emotion whatsoever that the puppy was bleeding or had died. The only emotion she showed was when my friend took away her iphone.  ::MonkeyNoNo:: If they don't get the child help, she will be another KC Anthony.

OMG!  Either way, there shouldn't be another yorkie or any small puppy/dog brought into the household.  JMHO
ITA Muffy.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on March 26, 2012, 08:06:47 PM
JSM..that is awful about the little Yorkie being killed...I would not let the new Yorkie out of my site if I was your friend..with the bad seed around.

Nor would I!  Seems bad seed's name suits!
  ::rhino:: If she had bangs and her stringy hair was braided and dressed like a little girl I would swear she was Rhoda from that movie.  ::MonkeyNoNo:: Such a cold little girl I hate to say.

oh my gawd!  I completely mis-understood.  I thought your friend had a dog that she named bad seed.   Worse, that bad seed is a child!     

No dog name is Axel, the bad seed is a child. So very sad about the puppy and worse about the child.  ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: CasuallyCool on March 26, 2012, 08:38:47 PM
Had a long post ready to post and this POS computer kicked me out and lost all that I typed.  I'll explain in detail tomorrow why I believe it was the bad seed and not Axle that killed the puppy.   ::MonkeyMad:: ::MonkeyMad::


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Post by: cookie on March 26, 2012, 08:56:28 PM
Cc..anything about the job? Are u supposed to hear tomorrow?  JSM. Your deck looks lovely..makes me want to get busy on mine but it is cold here today

Sister, how did the court date go today?
Hope everyone is doing ok out in monkey land.lol...

Molly got her collar today for the in ground fencing....she lost a bit of her wildness today...totally different puppy..not sure how long it will last but it at least keeping her safe in our back yard..she was really starting to wander to different neighbors yards...
Great puppy now, today......fingers crossed..


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: MuffyBee on March 26, 2012, 09:31:42 PM
JSM..that is awful about the little Yorkie being killed...I would not let the new Yorkie out of my site if I was your friend..with the bad seed around.

Nor would I!  Seems bad seed's name suits!
  ::rhino:: If she had bangs and her stringy hair was braided and dressed like a little girl I would swear she was Rhoda from that movie.  ::MonkeyNoNo:: Such a cold little girl I hate to say.

oh my gawd!  I completely mis-understood.  I thought your friend had a dog that she named bad seed.   Worse, that bad seed is a child!     


That's what I thought too and that's why I posted about my experience with combining doggies.  Reading back, I realize now what JSM meant.   ::MonkeyEek::  ::MonkeyNoNo:: 


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: MuffyBee on March 26, 2012, 09:35:19 PM
Had a long post ready to post and this POS computer kicked me out and lost all that I typed.  I'll explain in detail tomorrow why I believe it was the bad seed and not Axle that killed the puppy.   ::MonkeyMad:: ::MonkeyMad::

If the dog killed the puppy, I could at least understand it as unfortunate and sad as it might be.  But if it wasn't the dog that did it and the "bad seed" did, I find that a thousand times worse.   ::MonkeyNoNo::  That's really scary. 


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Post by: klaasend on March 26, 2012, 09:53:03 PM

Today I got this hand written letter from my local grocery store.  Not saying that I go to the grocery store alot but..........  ::MonkeyHaHa::

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a306/klaasend/Albertsons-1.jpg)


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: cookie on March 26, 2012, 09:54:36 PM
Wow Klaas...that sure was nice!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: klaasend on March 26, 2012, 10:05:09 PM
Wow Klaas...that sure was nice!


Very nice but a bit embarrassing, LOL.  I am there just about every other day for something though  ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on March 26, 2012, 10:52:54 PM
Wow Klaas...that sure was nice!


Very nice but a bit embarrassing, LOL.  I am there just about every other day for something though  ::MonkeyHaHa::

 ::MonkeyHaHa:: WOW Klaas That was nice.  ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: KittyMom on March 26, 2012, 10:57:51 PM
Wow Klaas...that sure was nice!


Very nice but a bit embarrassing, LOL.  I am there just about every other day for something though  ::MonkeyHaHa::

 ::MonkeyHaHa:: WOW Klaas That was nice.  ::MonkeyHaHa::
  WOW.  I'm impressed.  Someone appreciates her customers.  You don't hear of this type of thing happening.  Kudos to that store director!


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Post by: Green Eyes on March 26, 2012, 11:24:51 PM
4Donks how did it go with the vet and Mac? Prayers everything is okay. Please let us know. We don't want another missing Monkey. ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: Bearlyhere on March 27, 2012, 05:02:00 AM
Had a long post ready to post and this POS computer kicked me out and lost all that I typed.  I'll explain in detail tomorrow why I believe it was the bad seed and not Axle that killed the puppy.   ::MonkeyMad:: ::MonkeyMad::

If the dog killed the puppy, I could at least understand it as unfortunate and sad as it might be.  But if it wasn't the dog that did it and the "bad seed" did, I find that a thousand times worse.   ::MonkeyNoNo::  That's really scary. 

Me too,  Muffy.  I have to apologize, I thought bad seed was the other dog.  I have to go read the whole thing over.

 ::MonkeyConfused::

Now you know why I love my quote stacks, so I can follow the whole story.

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/Bearlyhere/Monkey%20Emoticons/monkey-blush.gif)  Sorry!



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on March 27, 2012, 05:08:27 AM
::HelloKitty::  ::bee::
  ::HelloKitty:: Hi Muffy. Thanks for the advice about the Salukis and Yorkies. My friend may send the blue heeler to the country or just watch the new one until it gets bigger. I still think the bad seed did something to the puppy. She showed NO emotion whatsoever that the puppy was bleeding or had died. The only emotion she showed was when my friend took away her iphone.  ::MonkeyNoNo:: If they don't get the child help, she will be another KC Anthony.

OMG!  Either way, there shouldn't be another yorkie or any small puppy/dog brought into the household.  JMHO

No animals, period.

 ::MonkeyNoNo:: ::MonkeyNoNo:: ::MonkeyNoNo::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on March 27, 2012, 05:12:55 AM
::monkeydenied:: ::monkeydenied:: ::monkeydenied:: ::monkeydenied::
oh my gawd!  I completely mis-understood.  I thought your friend had a dog that she named bad seed.   Worse, that bad seed is a child!     


Whew!  I am not the only one who thought that.  Thanks, can!

 ::MonkeyKiss::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on March 27, 2012, 05:21:12 AM
Honey I'm home.......Survived a Sunday shopping day at Wally's ::MonkeyDance::

Brandi, so glad you are feeling better, hoping son is over what ever was ailing him...very mysterious.

4 Donks hoping all is ok with Mac, hate it when our fur babies are sick.

JSM doin the happy dance  ::MonkeySlide:: you beat CC again, think maybe he otta retire his  clubs and stick with couch-potato golf   ::MonkeyHaHa::

She only beat me cause I have to give her 24 shots and she gets to tee off on average about 80-90 yards ahead of me.   ::dogwag::

I believe those adaptations to be fair under the ADA Guidelines, after all, she does have a documented injury.  Just sayin...

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Image28-1.png)     (http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/Bearlyhere/Monkey%20Emoticons/Image14-sm.png)


  ::MonkeyHaHa:: Documented injury. Good one Bearly, I will use that next time Patton needs to go outside  ::MonkeyWink::

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/Bearlyhere/Monkey%20Emoticons/monkeymask1.gif)



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on March 27, 2012, 05:52:46 AM

Today I got this hand written letter from my local grocery store.  Not saying that I go to the grocery store alot but..........  ::MonkeyHaHa::

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a306/klaasend/Albertsons-1.jpg)

Did they deliver it to your house?

 ::MonkeyJnBox::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: 4 Donks on March 27, 2012, 06:57:26 AM
The vet came out and did a chest x-ray and drew blood. He has CHF (same thing Furby had). He gave him a shot and yesterday brought out a prescription for him. He seems to be doing better today. Just like Furby as long as the meds work and he has a good quality of life will continue with treatment. Thanks for everyone's concern.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on March 27, 2012, 07:03:53 AM
The vet came out and did a chest x-ray and drew blood. He has CHF (same thing Furby had). He gave him a shot and yesterday brought out a prescription for him. He seems to be doing better today. Just like Furby as long as the meds work and he has a good quality of life will continue with treatment. Thanks for everyone's concern.

Glad he is feeling better, 4D!

 ::dogwag::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: can on March 27, 2012, 08:22:23 AM
The vet came out and did a chest x-ray and drew blood. He has CHF (same thing Furby had). He gave him a shot and yesterday brought out a prescription for him. He seems to be doing better today. Just like Furby as long as the meds work and he has a good quality of life will continue with treatment. Thanks for everyone's concern.

 ::dogwag:: ::MonkeyCheer4::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: can on March 27, 2012, 08:24:49 AM
Wow Klaas...that sure was nice!


Very nice but a bit embarrassing, LOL.  I am there just about every other day for something though  ::MonkeyHaHa::

Nice to be appreciated.  Hat's off to the Store Director.   Sometimes it the small things that mean a lot. 



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: can on March 27, 2012, 08:39:18 AM
JSM..that is awful about the little Yorkie being killed...I would not let the new Yorkie out of my site if I was your friend..with the bad seed around.

Nor would I!  Seems bad seed's name suits!
  ::rhino:: If she had bangs and her stringy hair was braided and dressed like a little girl I would swear she was Rhoda from that movie.  ::MonkeyNoNo:: Such a cold little girl I hate to say.

oh my gawd!  I completely mis-understood.  I thought your friend had a dog that she named bad seed.   Worse, that bad seed is a child!     


That's what I thought too and that's why I posted about my experience with combining doggies.  Reading back, I realize now what JSM meant.   ::MonkeyEek::  ::MonkeyNoNo:: 

Your experience is a very sound bit of advice Muffy.  Chuckle when I think of the authority your 5 pound Yorkies wield.

Not only should there be no dogs or pets of any kind in that environment I would be most concerned about babies or children visiting.  Hope Mom sees the light and looks to get help with issues surrounding daughter.  Before it is too late!  imo   


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: can on March 27, 2012, 08:43:33 AM
Good morning Monkeys!   ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeyDance::

Cookie - Glad Molly's collar seems to be working out.

Trim - wherever you are . . .  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: KittyMom on March 27, 2012, 09:50:55 AM
Hi all!

Anyone else ready to start a missing persons thread for trimm?  Search party?  Nancy Grace segment?


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Post by: cookie on March 27, 2012, 10:33:56 AM
Morning all...cup of coffee and eating junior mints...

Donks, hopefully the meds work for fur baby.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: MuffyBee on March 27, 2012, 10:50:46 AM
Hi all!

Anyone else ready to start a missing persons thread for trimm?  Search party?  Nancy Grace segment?



I know what you mean KittyMom, we miss Trimm!!
We've had the BOLO (Be On the Look Out)  and I figure right here in this thread is where our Trimmy will post if and when she comes back.  It's like keeping the same house when someone goes missing, imo.  They know where to come back to. 
And of course, we keep the porch light on!  (jmho of course)  Love you Trimmy!   ::MonkeyAngel::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on March 27, 2012, 12:03:32 PM
Wow Klaas...that sure was nice!


Very nice but a bit embarrassing, LOL.  I am there just about every other day for something though  ::MonkeyHaHa::

Nice to be appreciated.  Hat's off to the Store Director.   Sometimes it the small things that mean a lot. 



 ::rhino::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: theboyzmom on March 27, 2012, 12:31:08 PM
The vet came out and did a chest x-ray and drew blood. He has CHF (same thing Furby had). He gave him a shot and yesterday brought out a prescription for him. He seems to be doing better today. Just like Furby as long as the meds work and he has a good quality of life will continue with treatment. Thanks for everyone's concern.

I am glad it is treatable. I hope his quality of life is good for a long time!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on March 27, 2012, 02:27:31 PM
The vet came out and did a chest x-ray and drew blood. He has CHF (same thing Furby had). He gave him a shot and yesterday brought out a prescription for him. He seems to be doing better today. Just like Furby as long as the meds work and he has a good quality of life will continue with treatment. Thanks for everyone's concern.

Thanks for letting us know 4Donks. May Mac have a long and healthy life.  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: MuffyBee on March 27, 2012, 02:34:49 PM
The vet came out and did a chest x-ray and drew blood. He has CHF (same thing Furby had). He gave him a shot and yesterday brought out a prescription for him. He seems to be doing better today. Just like Furby as long as the meds work and he has a good quality of life will continue with treatment. Thanks for everyone's concern.

Thanks for letting us know 4Donks. May Mac have a long and healthy life.  ::MonkeyAngel::

 ::MonkeyAngel:: ::dogwag:: ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: CasuallyCool on March 27, 2012, 04:31:36 PM
Prayers to  all monkeys in need.

Well it's almost 3:30 and have yet to hear back from Dallas County about the job.  They said they would call today either way.

But heck, got a call about an hour ago from another Texas city government agency and have an interview lined up for 4/5 and for $22K more than Dallas County.

Time to play the mega millions tonight ab=nd blow off all jobs


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on March 27, 2012, 06:13:54 PM
Had a long post ready to post and this POS computer kicked me out and lost all that I typed.  I'll explain in detail tomorrow why I believe it was the bad seed and not Axle that killed the puppy.   ::MonkeyMad:: ::MonkeyMad::

If the dog killed the puppy, I could at least understand it as unfortunate and sad as it might be.  But if it wasn't the dog that did it and the "bad seed" did, I find that a thousand times worse.   ::MonkeyNoNo::  That's really scary. 
  ::rhino:: Very scary indeed Muffy.  ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on March 27, 2012, 06:17:09 PM

Today I got this hand written letter from my local grocery store.  Not saying that I go to the grocery store alot but..........  ::MonkeyHaHa::

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a306/klaasend/Albertsons-1.jpg)
::MonkeyLaugh:: ::MonkeyLaugh:: ::MonkeyLaugh:: ::MonkeyLaugh::

I remember when Caylee was missing you always were running to the store. Guess you are a freguent shopper.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on March 27, 2012, 06:19:06 PM
Had a long post ready to post and this POS computer kicked me out and lost all that I typed.  I'll explain in detail tomorrow why I believe it was the bad seed and not Axle that killed the puppy.   ::MonkeyMad:: ::MonkeyMad::

If the dog killed the puppy, I could at least understand it as unfortunate and sad as it might be.  But if it wasn't the dog that did it and the "bad seed" did, I find that a thousand times worse.   ::MonkeyNoNo::  That's really scary. 

Me too,  Muffy.  I have to apologize, I thought bad seed was the other dog.  I have to go read the whole thing over.

 ::MonkeyConfused::

Now you know why I love my quote stacks, so I can follow the whole story.

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/Bearlyhere/Monkey%20Emoticons/monkey-blush.gif)  Sorry!


No need to be sorry, I probably didn't explain it right.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on March 27, 2012, 06:20:27 PM
The vet came out and did a chest x-ray and drew blood. He has CHF (same thing Furby had). He gave him a shot and yesterday brought out a prescription for him. He seems to be doing better today. Just like Furby as long as the meds work and he has a good quality of life will continue with treatment. Thanks for everyone's concern.
Wow 4 Donks, you have a vet that does house calls and cxrs? I am glad that Mac is doing better. Prayers that the meds work for him.  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on March 27, 2012, 06:22:52 PM
JSM..that is awful about the little Yorkie being killed...I would not let the new Yorkie out of my site if I was your friend..with the bad seed around.

Nor would I!  Seems bad seed's name suits!
  ::rhino:: If she had bangs and her stringy hair was braided and dressed like a little girl I would swear she was Rhoda from that movie.  ::MonkeyNoNo:: Such a cold little girl I hate to say.

oh my gawd!  I completely mis-understood.  I thought your friend had a dog that she named bad seed.   Worse, that bad seed is a child!     


That's what I thought too and that's why I posted about my experience with combining doggies.  Reading back, I realize now what JSM meant.   ::MonkeyEek::  ::MonkeyNoNo:: 

Your experience is a very sound bit of advice Muffy.  Chuckle when I think of the authority your 5 pound Yorkies wield.

Not only should there be no dogs or pets of any kind in that environment I would be most concerned about babies or children visiting.  Hope Mom sees the light and looks to get help with issues surrounding daughter.  Before it is too late!  imo   
My friend will not let her around any of her dogs or little children out of her sight from now on.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on March 27, 2012, 06:23:38 PM
Hi all!

Anyone else ready to start a missing persons thread for trimm?  Search party?  Nancy Grace segment?

Kitty if I could I would start a search party. I am so worried about Trimm. ::MonkeyTears::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on March 27, 2012, 06:24:49 PM
Prayers to  all monkeys in need.

Well it's almost 3:30 and have yet to hear back from Dallas County about the job.  They said they would call today either way.

But heck, got a call about an hour ago from another Texas city government agency and have an interview lined up for 4/5 and for $22K more than Dallas County.

Time to play the mega millions tonight ab=nd blow off all jobs
  ::MonkeyCheer4::  ::MonkeyCheer4::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on March 27, 2012, 06:29:16 PM
Evening Monkey..... ::MonkeyTears::

Every day on my drive to work there is a commercial for MediFast and the phone number is something like 1-888-525-TRIM
When I hear that commercial I think of our friend Trimm and it makes me sad.

TRIMMMMMMMMM Please come back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: 4 Donks on March 27, 2012, 06:33:00 PM
The vet came out and did a chest x-ray and drew blood. He has CHF (same thing Furby had). He gave him a shot and yesterday brought out a prescription for him. He seems to be doing better today. Just like Furby as long as the meds work and he has a good quality of life will continue with treatment. Thanks for everyone's concern.
Wow 4 Donks, you have a vet that does house calls and cxrs? I am glad that Mac is doing better. Prayers that the meds work for him.  ::MonkeyAngel::

He's a large animal vet does farm calls and his truck contains everything from x-ray to ultrasound, running water and everything to perform surgery. I always pay for a farm call and then have everybody taken care of at the same time. Costs less than paying office visit fees for 5 dogs.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on March 27, 2012, 06:33:29 PM
Prayers to  all monkeys in need.

Well it's almost 3:30 and have yet to hear back from Dallas County about the job.  They said they would call today either way.

But heck, got a call about an hour ago from another Texas city government agency and have an interview lined up for 4/5 and for $22K more than Dallas County.

Time to play the mega millions tonight ab=nd blow off all jobs
  ::MonkeyCheer4::  ::MonkeyCheer4::

I will second that JSM  ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on March 27, 2012, 06:36:34 PM
The vet came out and did a chest x-ray and drew blood. He has CHF (same thing Furby had). He gave him a shot and yesterday brought out a prescription for him. He seems to be doing better today. Just like Furby as long as the meds work and he has a good quality of life will continue with treatment. Thanks for everyone's concern.
Wow 4 Donks, you have a vet that does house calls and cxrs? I am glad that Mac is doing better. Prayers that the meds work for him.  ::MonkeyAngel::

He's a large animal vet does farm calls and his truck contains everything from x-ray to ultrasound, running water and everything to perform surgery. I always pay for a farm call and then have everybody taken care of at the same time. Costs less than paying office visit fees for 5 dogs.

That makes sense 4Donks. ::MonkeyCool:: Was so happy to hear that Mac was doing better with his new meds.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: 4 Donks on March 27, 2012, 06:36:59 PM
Trimm if you need help Caddy and I will saddle up the donks for a rescue or search and destroy whatever is appropriate.  ::CowboySmiley::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on March 27, 2012, 06:40:29 PM
Hi all!

Anyone else ready to start a missing persons thread for trimm?  Search party?  Nancy Grace segment?

Kitty if I could I would start a search party. I am so worried about Trimm. ::MonkeyTears::

You guys are not alone. With each passing day I get more worried.  ::MonkeyTears::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on March 27, 2012, 06:42:49 PM
Trimm if you need help Caddy and I will saddle up the donks for a rescue or search and destroy whatever is appropriate.  ::CowboySmiley::


If Babs & I were closer we would join you.  ::CowboySmiley::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on March 27, 2012, 07:03:29 PM
The vet came out and did a chest x-ray and drew blood. He has CHF (same thing Furby had). He gave him a shot and yesterday brought out a prescription for him. He seems to be doing better today. Just like Furby as long as the meds work and he has a good quality of life will continue with treatment. Thanks for everyone's concern.
Wow 4 Donks, you have a vet that does house calls and cxrs? I am glad that Mac is doing better. Prayers that the meds work for him.  ::MonkeyAngel::

He's a large animal vet does farm calls and his truck contains everything from x-ray to ultrasound, running water and everything to perform surgery. I always pay for a farm call and then have everybody taken care of at the same time. Costs less than paying office visit fees for 5 dogs.
Duh, silly JSM. I forgot about large animal vets. Makes sense. So glad you have a great vet that takes care of all your babes.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on March 27, 2012, 07:04:01 PM
Prayers to  all monkeys in need.

Well it's almost 3:30 and have yet to hear back from Dallas County about the job.  They said they would call today either way.

But heck, got a call about an hour ago from another Texas city government agency and have an interview lined up for 4/5 and for $22K more than Dallas County.

Time to play the mega millions tonight ab=nd blow off all jobs
  ::MonkeyCheer4::  ::MonkeyCheer4::

I will second that JSM  ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::
  ::MonkeySlide::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on March 27, 2012, 07:04:59 PM
Trimm if you need help Caddy and I will saddle up the donks for a rescue or search and destroy whatever is appropriate.  ::CowboySmiley::
If I was closer I would be going with you and Caddy 4 Donks!!!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on March 27, 2012, 07:06:01 PM
Hi all!

Anyone else ready to start a missing persons thread for trimm?  Search party?  Nancy Grace segment?

Kitty if I could I would start a search party. I am so worried about Trimm. ::MonkeyTears::

You guys are not alone. With each passing day I get more worried.  ::MonkeyTears::
::MonkeyTears::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on March 27, 2012, 07:21:28 PM
Oldest grand son and daughter came to pick up youngest grandson as he comes here after school. They were her 20 minutes. In that 20 minutes oldest grandson had two handfuls of cheez-its two hand fulls of Cheetos a Twinkies, 2 Reese's candies a Dr. Pepper and ice cream cone. And was headed back to the kitchen for more when his mom said they were leaving. ::MonkeyHaHa:: ::MonkeyHaHa:: ::MonkeyHaHa:: I swear kids at that age have hallow legs. ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: cadillac on March 27, 2012, 08:06:14 PM
The vet came out and did a chest x-ray and drew blood. He has CHF (same thing Furby had). He gave him a shot and yesterday brought out a prescription for him. He seems to be doing better today. Just like Furby as long as the meds work and he has a good quality of life will continue with treatment. Thanks for everyone's concern.
Wow 4 Donks, you have a vet that does house calls and cxrs? I am glad that Mac is doing better. Prayers that the meds work for him.  ::MonkeyAngel::

He's a large animal vet does farm calls and his truck contains everything from x-ray to ultrasound, running water and everything to perform surgery. I always pay for a farm call and then have everybody taken care of at the same time. Costs less than paying office visit fees for 5 dogs.
And stop and think - you gotta transport all those critters to his clinic - otherwise!!  How awesome your vet is able to do all that!

PS Is your vet an Auburn grad?  haha


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: cadillac on March 27, 2012, 08:13:06 PM
Trimm if you need help Caddy and I will saddle up the donks for a rescue or search and destroy whatever is appropriate.  ::CowboySmiley::
I would be there in a sec if she needs us.  I think about her every day. ::HelloKitty::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: cadillac on March 27, 2012, 08:19:08 PM
Hi all!

Anyone else ready to start a missing persons thread for trimm?  Search party?  Nancy Grace segment?

Kitty if I could I would start a search party. I am so worried about Trimm. ::MonkeyTears::
A few threads back, we discussed that maybe she wanted to take a "time out" and I appreciate that.

But true confessions, I tried googling the area in which "I think" she lives and I saw no bad weather or catastrophies.

I know she was sent an email - and we were told to let it go, in so many words...but that is why we are monkeys...caring for each other.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: cadillac on March 27, 2012, 08:20:10 PM
Trimm if you need help Caddy and I will saddle up the donks for a rescue or search and destroy whatever is appropriate.  ::CowboySmiley::
If I was closer I would be going with you and Caddy 4 Donks!!!
Where is that jet??


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: BabsKats on March 27, 2012, 08:37:22 PM
Trimm if you need help Caddy and I will saddle up the donks for a rescue or search and destroy whatever is appropriate.  ::CowboySmiley::
If I was closer I would be going with you and Caddy 4 Donks!!!
Where is that jet??

Dang it, Trimm's got it........Along with the golf cart, bus and the bail money!  She's just gotta come back!!!!!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: klaasend on March 27, 2012, 08:55:44 PM
DON'T MISS THE DANA PRETZER SHOW - TONIGHT IN JUST A FEW MINUTES!

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a306/klaasend/Pretzer032712.jpg)

CLICK THE LINK BELOW:
http://scaredmonkeysradio.com/radio.m3u


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: 4 Donks on March 27, 2012, 09:01:16 PM
The vet came out and did a chest x-ray and drew blood. He has CHF (same thing Furby had). He gave him a shot and yesterday brought out a prescription for him. He seems to be doing better today. Just like Furby as long as the meds work and he has a good quality of life will continue with treatment. Thanks for everyone's concern.
Wow 4 Donks, you have a vet that does house calls and cxrs? I am glad that Mac is doing better. Prayers that the meds work for him.  ::MonkeyAngel::

He's a large animal vet does farm calls and his truck contains everything from x-ray to ultrasound, running water and everything to perform surgery. I always pay for a farm call and then have everybody taken care of at the same time. Costs less than paying office visit fees for 5 dogs.
And stop and think - you gotta transport all those critters to his clinic - otherwise!!  How awesome your vet is able to do all that!

PS Is your vet an Auburn grad?  haha

Both he and his wife are Auburn grads..... ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: BabsKats on March 27, 2012, 09:03:25 PM


Anyone up for a little exercise?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ivX8kjlCfc&feature=player_embedded


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on March 28, 2012, 12:03:44 PM
Hi everyone.
 ::HelloKitty::
Lot going on here and though I know I am blessed so much, feeling the weight of some of the issues.  Connie will probably not be going back to the job assessment as she was tearing paper for recycle with her teeth.  The evaluator thought it too demeaning and too unsanitary.  Connie is extremely disappointed.
Another death so another funeral this weekend.
The man who has been helping me get George to his appointments has found a job at Home Depot (which I am so glad for him), but that leaves a huge gap in the caregiving.
The list goes on.  Trials and tribulations . . . but it will work out just fine, it always does.  It's just the process which has been a wee bit discouraging at this point.

4Donks, still praying for all your animals.
CC, I continue to pray for the "just right" job to come your way.
Brandi, still praying for you and yours . . . Lordy, I am praying for all of us monkeys.
Trimm, please come back . . . we need you!

Blessings.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: CasuallyCool on March 28, 2012, 02:08:11 PM
(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/4a8bc12f-1.jpg)


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: cookie on March 28, 2012, 03:21:36 PM
Sister.....you sure have a lot on your plate...thinking of you.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on March 28, 2012, 03:34:48 PM
Prayers to  all monkeys in need.

Well it's almost 3:30 and have yet to hear back from Dallas County about the job.  They said they would call today either way.

But heck, got a call about an hour ago from another Texas city government agency and have an interview lined up for 4/5 and for $22K more than Dallas County.

Time to play the mega millions tonight ab=nd blow off all jobs

Good luck with all of it, CC!



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on March 28, 2012, 03:36:49 PM
Had a long post ready to post and this POS computer kicked me out and lost all that I typed.  I'll explain in detail tomorrow why I believe it was the bad seed and not Axle that killed the puppy.   ::MonkeyMad:: ::MonkeyMad::

If the dog killed the puppy, I could at least understand it as unfortunate and sad as it might be.  But if it wasn't the dog that did it and the "bad seed" did, I find that a thousand times worse.   ::MonkeyNoNo::  That's really scary.  

Me too,  Muffy.  I have to apologize, I thought bad seed was the other dog.  I have to go read the whole thing over.

 ::MonkeyConfused::

Now you know why I love my quote stacks, so I can follow the whole story.

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/Bearlyhere/Monkey%20Emoticons/monkey-blush.gif)  Sorry!


No need to be sorry, I probably didn't explain it right.

When I read it again, it made perfect sense.

 ::rhino::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on March 28, 2012, 03:40:58 PM
Hi all!

Anyone else ready to start a missing persons thread for trimm?  Search party?  Nancy Grace segment?

Kitty if I could I would start a search party. I am so worried about Trimm. ::MonkeyTears::

I would join you, JSM, but I have no idea where to start.

 ::MonkeyNoNo::

I could kick myself for not asking for her email address, I truly thought at least several people on here were in contact with her.  Advise to those who will take it:  Ass-u-me!

 ::MonkeyNoNo::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on March 28, 2012, 03:42:51 PM
The vet came out and did a chest x-ray and drew blood. He has CHF (same thing Furby had). He gave him a shot and yesterday brought out a prescription for him. He seems to be doing better today. Just like Furby as long as the meds work and he has a good quality of life will continue with treatment. Thanks for everyone's concern.
Wow 4 Donks, you have a vet that does house calls and cxrs? I am glad that Mac is doing better. Prayers that the meds work for him.  ::MonkeyAngel::

He's a large animal vet does farm calls and his truck contains everything from x-ray to ultrasound, running water and everything to perform surgery. I always pay for a farm call and then have everybody taken care of at the same time. Costs less than paying office visit fees for 5 dogs.

Smart woman meets great vet.  Win!

 ::MonkeyCheer4::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on March 28, 2012, 03:45:55 PM
Trimm if you need help Caddy and I will saddle up the donks for a rescue or search and destroy whatever is appropriate.  ::CowboySmiley::

I want to help, too, 4D!  I have shed many frustrated tears over this, please let me come, too!  I have beat myself over not finding out more about her.

 ::MonkeyBike::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on March 28, 2012, 03:50:19 PM
Hi all!

Anyone else ready to start a missing persons thread for trimm?  Search party?  Nancy Grace segment?

Kitty if I could I would start a search party. I am so worried about Trimm. ::MonkeyTears::

You guys are not alone. With each passing day I get more worried.  ::MonkeyTears::

Group phone call is needed, I just don't have her number.

 ::crymonkey2::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on March 28, 2012, 03:52:33 PM
Oldest grand son and daughter came to pick up youngest grandson as he comes here after school. They were her 20 minutes. In that 20 minutes oldest grandson had two handfuls of cheez-its two hand fulls of Cheetos a Twinkies, 2 Reese's candies a Dr. Pepper and ice cream cone. And was headed back to the kitchen for more when his mom said they were leaving. ::MonkeyHaHa:: ::MonkeyHaHa:: ::MonkeyHaHa:: I swear kids at that age have hallow legs. ::MonkeyHaHa::

 ::MonkeyEek:: ::MonkeyShocked:: ::MonkeyHaHa::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on March 28, 2012, 03:54:26 PM
Hi all!

Anyone else ready to start a missing persons thread for trimm?  Search party?  Nancy Grace segment?

Kitty if I could I would start a search party. I am so worried about Trimm. ::MonkeyTears::
A few threads back, we discussed that maybe she wanted to take a "time out" and I appreciate that.

But true confessions, I tried googling the area in which "I think" she lives and I saw no bad weather or catastrophies.

I know she was sent an email - and we were told to let it go, in so many words...but that is why we are monkeys...caring for each other.

I didn't get the impression that we should let it go, just that we did not know where to go from here, very frustrating.

 ::MonkeyNoNo::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on March 28, 2012, 03:57:01 PM
DON'T MISS THE DANA PRETZER SHOW - TONIGHT IN JUST A FEW MINUTES!

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a306/klaasend/Pretzer032712.jpg)

CLICK THE LINK BELOW:
http://scaredmonkeysradio.com/radio.m3u

I just love me some Dana!

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/Bearlyhere/Monkey%20Emoticons/monkeyDanalisten2.gif)



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on March 28, 2012, 04:00:18 PM


Anyone up for a little exercise?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ivX8kjlCfc&feature=player_embedded

Ouch!



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on March 28, 2012, 04:05:14 PM
Hi everyone.
 ::HelloKitty::
Lot going on here and though I know I am blessed so much, feeling the weight of some of the issues.  Connie will probably not be going back to the job assessment as she was tearing paper for recycle with her teeth.  The evaluator thought it too demeaning and too unsanitary.  Connie is extremely disappointed.
Another death so another funeral this weekend.
The man who has been helping me get George to his appointments has found a job at Home Depot (which I am so glad for him), but that leaves a huge gap in the caregiving.
The list goes on.  Trials and tribulations . . . but it will work out just fine, it always does.  It's just the process which has been a wee bit discouraging at this point.

4Donks, still praying for all your animals.
CC, I continue to pray for the "just right" job to come your way.
Brandi, still praying for you and yours . . . Lordy, I am praying for all of us monkeys.
Trimm, please come back . . . we need you!

Blessings.

You are in my prayers.  As Tigger would say, "It's always darkest just before the lawn."

I have not written some of the things going on here which had me hanging on by a thread.  In the last cay or two, that thread has become stronger.  My Dad's nurse was on vacation and the horror show that ensued was beyond anything anyone should have to endure.  I so want to take him home with me.

There were other things, but his nurse is back now and things are better, not good, never good there, but better.

Praying for all who have unspoken needs.

 ::MonkeyAngel::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: BabsKats on March 28, 2012, 07:00:24 PM
Hi everyone.
 ::HelloKitty::
Lot going on here and though I know I am blessed so much, feeling the weight of some of the issues.  Connie will probably not be going back to the job assessment as she was tearing paper for recycle with her teeth.  The evaluator thought it too demeaning and too unsanitary.  Connie is extremely disappointed.
Another death so another funeral this weekend.
The man who has been helping me get George to his appointments has found a job at Home Depot (which I am so glad for him), but that leaves a huge gap in the caregiving.
The list goes on.  Trials and tribulations . . . but it will work out just fine, it always does.  It's just the process which has been a wee bit discouraging at this point.

4Donks, still praying for all your animals.
CC, I continue to pray for the "just right" job to come your way.
Brandi, still praying for you and yours . . . Lordy, I am praying for all of us monkeys.
Trimm, please come back . . . we need you!

Blessings.

You are in my prayers.  As Tigger would say, "It's always darkest just before the lawn."

I have not written some of the things going on here which had me hanging on by a thread.  In the last cay or two, that thread has become stronger.  My Dad's nurse was on vacation and the horror show that ensued was beyond anything anyone should have to endure.  I so want to take him home with me.

There were other things, but his nurse is back now and things are better, not good, never good there, but better.

Praying for all who have unspoken needs.

 ::MonkeyAngel::


Bearly, so sorry to hear about your dad, sure hoping things do get better. 


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: klaasend on March 28, 2012, 07:24:55 PM
Hi all!

Anyone else ready to start a missing persons thread for trimm?  Search party?  Nancy Grace segment?

Kitty if I could I would start a search party. I am so worried about Trimm. ::MonkeyTears::
A few threads back, we discussed that maybe she wanted to take a "time out" and I appreciate that.

But true confessions, I tried googling the area in which "I think" she lives and I saw no bad weather or catastrophies.

I know she was sent an email - and we were told to let it go, in so many words...but that is why we are monkeys...caring for each other.

I didn't get the impression that we should let it go, just that we did not know where to go from here, very frustrating.

 ::MonkeyNoNo::



NO, I just don't know where to look.  The email she used for registration here doesn't tell me anything.  Even her IP is vague.  I have no idea what her real name is.  No way to try and see if she's OK.

I'm worried too.  Just don't know what to do next.  Not sure a thread would help but if you want to set one up go ahead.  If for no reason than for her to see when she returns (if she returns) how much we were worried about her.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on March 28, 2012, 07:45:17 PM
Hi everyone.
 ::HelloKitty::
Lot going on here and though I know I am blessed so much, feeling the weight of some of the issues.  Connie will probably not be going back to the job assessment as she was tearing paper for recycle with her teeth.  The evaluator thought it too demeaning and too unsanitary.  Connie is extremely disappointed.
Another death so another funeral this weekend.
The man who has been helping me get George to his appointments has found a job at Home Depot (which I am so glad for him), but that leaves a huge gap in the caregiving.
The list goes on.  Trials and tribulations . . . but it will work out just fine, it always does.  It's just the process which has been a wee bit discouraging at this point.

4Donks, still praying for all your animals.
CC, I continue to pray for the "just right" job to come your way.
Brandi, still praying for you and yours . . . Lordy, I am praying for all of us monkeys.
Trimm, please come back . . . we need you!

Blessings.

You are in my prayers.  As Tigger would say, "It's always darkest just before the lawn."

I have not written some of the things going on here which had me hanging on by a thread.  In the last cay or two, that thread has become stronger.  My Dad's nurse was on vacation and the horror show that ensued was beyond anything anyone should have to endure.  I so want to take him home with me.

There were other things, but his nurse is back now and things are better, not good, never good there, but better.

Praying for all who have unspoken needs.

 ::MonkeyAngel::


Bearly, so sorry to hear about your dad, sure hoping things do get better. 

Thanks, Babs!

 ::MonkeyAngel::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Brandi on March 28, 2012, 08:03:55 PM
Hi all!

Anyone else ready to start a missing persons thread for trimm?  Search party?  Nancy Grace segment?

Kitty if I could I would start a search party. I am so worried about Trimm. ::MonkeyTears::
A few threads back, we discussed that maybe she wanted to take a "time out" and I appreciate that.

But true confessions, I tried googling the area in which "I think" she lives and I saw no bad weather or catastrophies.

I know she was sent an email - and we were told to let it go, in so many words...but that is why we are monkeys...caring for each other.

I didn't get the impression that we should let it go, just that we did not know where to go from here, very frustrating.

 ::MonkeyNoNo::



NO, I just don't know where to look.  The email she used for registration here doesn't tell me anything.  Even her IP is vague.  I have no idea what her real name is.  No way to try and see if she's OK.

I'm worried too.  Just don't know what to do next.  Not sure a thread would help but if you want to set one up go ahead.  If for no reason than for her to see when she returns (if she returns) how much we were worried about her.

I think this thread is semi-devoted to her, myself. We have been talking about her and hoping she is coming back soon for weeks here now ;-)

I also posted 16 Easter/Spring avatars to her in my thread. Hoping that would draw her back.

I am thinking for some reason she just cannot be online. She would know we would worry about her if she were not here.

Just my 2¢.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: BabsKats on March 28, 2012, 08:10:01 PM
Hi all!

Anyone else ready to start a missing persons thread for trimm?  Search party?  Nancy Grace segment?

Kitty if I could I would start a search party. I am so worried about Trimm. ::MonkeyTears::
A few threads back, we discussed that maybe she wanted to take a "time out" and I appreciate that.

But true confessions, I tried googling the area in which "I think" she lives and I saw no bad weather or catastrophies.

I know she was sent an email - and we were told to let it go, in so many words...but that is why we are monkeys...caring for each other.

I didn't get the impression that we should let it go, just that we did not know where to go from here, very frustrating.

 ::MonkeyNoNo::



NO, I just don't know where to look.  The email she used for registration here doesn't tell me anything.  Even her IP is vague.  I have no idea what her real name is.  No way to try and see if she's OK.

I'm worried too.  Just don't know what to do next.  Not sure a thread would help but if you want to set one up go ahead.  If for no reason than for her to see when she returns (if she returns) how much we were worried about her.

I think this thread is semi-devoted to her, myself. We have been talking about her and hoping she is coming back soon for weeks here now ;-)

I also posted 16 Easter/Spring avatars to her in my thread. Hoping that would draw her back.

I am thinking for some reason she just cannot be online. She would know we would worry about her if she were not here.

Just my 2¢.
I had the same thoughts Brandi!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: 4 Donks on March 28, 2012, 08:45:31 PM
OK....it's Easter who wants to adopt Bunny...http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/22593345


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Brandi on March 28, 2012, 08:50:15 PM
OK....it's Easter who wants to adopt Bunny...http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/22593345

Oh my gosh!

I thought they put bunny ears on that dog.

Those are the dog's real ears! LOL

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Image55.png)

So was its mother or father a bunny? LOL


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: MuffyBee on March 28, 2012, 08:56:22 PM
Hi all!

Anyone else ready to start a missing persons thread for trimm?  Search party?  Nancy Grace segment?



I know what you mean KittyMom, we miss Trimm!!
We've had the BOLO (Be On the Look Out)  and I figure right here in this thread is where our Trimmy will post if and when she comes back.  It's like keeping the same house when someone goes missing, imo.  They know where to come back to. 
And of course, we keep the porch light on!  (jmho of course)  Love you Trimmy!   ::MonkeyAngel::



Bump


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: MuffyBee on March 28, 2012, 09:01:05 PM
Hi all!

Anyone else ready to start a missing persons thread for trimm?  Search party?  Nancy Grace segment?

Kitty if I could I would start a search party. I am so worried about Trimm. ::MonkeyTears::
A few threads back, we discussed that maybe she wanted to take a "time out" and I appreciate that.

But true confessions, I tried googling the area in which "I think" she lives and I saw no bad weather or catastrophies.

I know she was sent an email - and we were told to let it go, in so many words...but that is why we are monkeys...caring for each other.

I didn't get the impression that we should let it go, just that we did not know where to go from here, very frustrating.

 ::MonkeyNoNo::



NO, I just don't know where to look.  The email she used for registration here doesn't tell me anything.  Even her IP is vague.  I have no idea what her real name is.  No way to try and see if she's OK.

I'm worried too.  Just don't know what to do next.  Not sure a thread would help but if you want to set one up go ahead.  If for no reason than for her to see when she returns (if she returns) how much we were worried about her.

I think this thread is semi-devoted to her, myself. We have been talking about her and hoping she is coming back soon for weeks here now ;-)

I also posted 16 Easter/Spring avatars to her in my thread. Hoping that would draw her back.

I am thinking for some reason she just cannot be online. She would know we would worry about her if she were not here.

Just my 2¢.

ITA  And the Easter/Spring Avi's you've made for Trimmy are really nice, Brandi.   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: cookie on March 28, 2012, 09:07:36 PM
I agree with Brandi. All trimm has to do is read this thread to know that we all were worried and thinking of her...just my 2 cents too.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on March 28, 2012, 09:29:49 PM
I agree with Brandi. All trimm has to do is read this thread to know that we all were worried and thinking of her...just my 2 cents too.

::rhino::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: CasuallyCool on March 28, 2012, 09:47:44 PM
Trimm - take care and may peace be with you and Sidekick.  I'll always miss you.   ::crymonkey2:: ::crymonkey2:: ::crymonkey2:: ::crymonkey2::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Brandi on March 29, 2012, 02:41:20 AM

ITA  And the Easter/Spring Avi's you've made for Trimmy are really nice, Brandi.   ::MonkeyAngel::

Thank you.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: can on March 29, 2012, 07:59:26 AM
Oldest grand son and daughter came to pick up youngest grandson as he comes here after school. They were her 20 minutes. In that 20 minutes oldest grandson had two handfuls of cheez-its two hand fulls of Cheetos a Twinkies, 2 Reese's candies a Dr. Pepper and ice cream cone. And was headed back to the kitchen for more when his mom said they were leaving. ::MonkeyHaHa:: ::MonkeyHaHa:: ::MonkeyHaHa:: I swear kids at that age have hallow legs. ::MonkeyHaHa::

mmn, lots of goodies at Grandma's house!   bet the grands love to go there.
I remember my grandmother always having lots of treats and lots of homemade baking.  We lived next door.
Wish my grands lived closer.


Wish my G



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: can on March 29, 2012, 08:17:12 AM
Hi everyone.
 ::HelloKitty::
Lot going on here and though I know I am blessed so much, feeling the weight of some of the issues.  Connie will probably not be going back to the job assessment as she was tearing paper for recycle with her teeth.  The evaluator thought it too demeaning and too unsanitary.  Connie is extremely disappointed.
Another death so another funeral this weekend.
The man who has been helping me get George to his appointments has found a job at Home Depot (which I am so glad for him), but that leaves a huge gap in the caregiving.
The list goes on.  Trials and tribulations . . . but it will work out just fine, it always does.  It's just the process which has been a wee bit discouraging at this point.

4Donks, still praying for all your animals.
CC, I continue to pray for the "just right" job to come your way.
Brandi, still praying for you and yours . . . Lordy, I am praying for all of us monkeys.
Trimm, please come back . . . we need you!

Blessings.

Sister I'm sorry you are facing so many issues right now. 
Are there volunteer groups in the community that transport patients to doctor's appointments?

Sorry to hear that Connie's job assessment didn't go as she would have liked it to.
Is the job assessment an agency that evaluates then places person in a suitable environment?  Is the prospective job volunteer work or paid work?
Is it possible the assessment agency will have work suitable for Connie in the future.

So many funerals, so much witnessing of family sorrow.  Pastors are only human and it must take it's toll.
 ::MonkeyAngel::

Keeping you and your family in my thoughts. 


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: can on March 29, 2012, 08:29:03 AM
Hi everyone.
 ::HelloKitty::
Lot going on here and though I know I am blessed so much, feeling the weight of some of the issues.  Connie will probably not be going back to the job assessment as she was tearing paper for recycle with her teeth.  The evaluator thought it too demeaning and too unsanitary.  Connie is extremely disappointed.
Another death so another funeral this weekend.
The man who has been helping me get George to his appointments has found a job at Home Depot (which I am so glad for him), but that leaves a huge gap in the caregiving.
The list goes on.  Trials and tribulations . . . but it will work out just fine, it always does.  It's just the process which has been a wee bit discouraging at this point.

4Donks, still praying for all your animals.
CC, I continue to pray for the "just right" job to come your way.
Brandi, still praying for you and yours . . . Lordy, I am praying for all of us monkeys.
Trimm, please come back . . . we need you!

Blessings.

You are in my prayers.  As Tigger would say, "It's always darkest just before the lawn."

I have not written some of the things going on here which had me hanging on by a thread.  In the last cay or two, that thread has become stronger.  My Dad's nurse was on vacation and the horror show that ensued was beyond anything anyone should have to endure.  I so want to take him home with me.

There were other things, but his nurse is back now and things are better, not good, never good there, but better.

Praying for all who have unspoken needs.

 ::MonkeyAngel::



Glad things are better for your Dad.  Wish that instead of 'never good there' that it could be always good there. Wish that your Dad would receive human kindness and compassionate care in his daily life. Thank goodness he does receive that from his daughter.
 ::MonkeyAngel::




Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: can on March 29, 2012, 08:31:52 AM
Good morning Monkeys! 

Good morning Timmy, wherever you are!   ::MonkeyAngel::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: can on March 29, 2012, 08:38:31 AM
My brother completed his cancer treatments last week! 
He will see the urologist on 15th May. 
Don't know why he has to wait so long to see if the treatments helped particularly when bladder cancer is a fast growing cancer.

I didn't ask my brother, dont wish to appear negative. 

He's making a trip down in a couple of weeks and will be staying with us.  Talking face to face is so much more enlightening.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: MuffyBee on March 29, 2012, 10:51:59 AM
My brother completed his cancer treatments last week! 
He will see the urologist on 15th May. 
Don't know why he has to wait so long to see if the treatments helped particularly when bladder cancer is a fast growing cancer.

I didn't ask my brother, dont wish to appear negative. 

He's making a trip down in a couple of weeks and will be staying with us.  Talking face to face is so much more enlightening.



I understand your concern Can, and I'm hoping and praying your brother's treatment results were successful and he has a good recovery. Being able to see one another face to face will be good.   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: KittyMom on March 29, 2012, 11:37:46 AM
I hope everyone is blessed with a ray of sunshine in their lives.  Even the smallest of beams can make the day brighter! 
 ::MonkeyCat::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: cookie on March 29, 2012, 02:01:02 PM
Can..glad u r going to see your brother soon...great news..


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: cookie on March 29, 2012, 02:01:30 PM
I hope everyone is blessed with a ray of sunshine in their lives.  Even the smallest of beams can make the day brighter! 
 ::MonkeyCat::

U too!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: can on March 29, 2012, 03:22:20 PM
My brother completed his cancer treatments last week! 
He will see the urologist on 15th May. 
Don't know why he has to wait so long to see if the treatments helped particularly when bladder cancer is a fast growing cancer.

I didn't ask my brother, dont wish to appear negative. 

He's making a trip down in a couple of weeks and will be staying with us.  Talking face to face is so much more enlightening.



I understand your concern Can, and I'm hoping and praying your brother's treatment results were successful and he has a good recovery. Being able to see one another face to face will be good.   ::MonkeyAngel::

Thank you so much Muffy. 
Seeing him will be good!
I want to follow his lead.  But I do so, knowing how precarious his situation can be if the cancer extends beyond the muscle to the outer wall and beyond.
 


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: can on March 29, 2012, 03:24:10 PM
I hope everyone is blessed with a ray of sunshine in their lives.  Even the smallest of beams can make the day brighter! 
 ::MonkeyCat::

Thank you for reminder.  Counting my blessings . . .


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on March 29, 2012, 03:28:35 PM
Hi everyone.
 ::HelloKitty::
Lot going on here and though I know I am blessed so much, feeling the weight of some of the issues.  Connie will probably not be going back to the job assessment as she was tearing paper for recycle with her teeth.  The evaluator thought it too demeaning and too unsanitary.  Connie is extremely disappointed.
Another death so another funeral this weekend.
The man who has been helping me get George to his appointments has found a job at Home Depot (which I am so glad for him), but that leaves a huge gap in the caregiving.
The list goes on.  Trials and tribulations . . . but it will work out just fine, it always does.  It's just the process which has been a wee bit discouraging at this point.

4Donks, still praying for all your animals.
CC, I continue to pray for the "just right" job to come your way.
Brandi, still praying for you and yours . . . Lordy, I am praying for all of us monkeys.
Trimm, please come back . . . we need you!

Blessings.

You are in my prayers.  As Tigger would say, "It's always darkest just before the lawn."

I have not written some of the things going on here which had me hanging on by a thread.  In the last cay or two, that thread has become stronger.  My Dad's nurse was on vacation and the horror show that ensued was beyond anything anyone should have to endure.  I so want to take him home with me.

There were other things, but his nurse is back now and things are better, not good, never good there, but better.

Praying for all who have unspoken needs.

 ::MonkeyAngel::



Glad things are better for your Dad.  Wish that instead of 'never good there' that it could be always good there. Wish that your Dad would receive human kindness and compassionate care in his daily life. Thank goodness he does receive that from his daughter.
 ::MonkeyAngel::




Thanks, Can.  It is very frustrating and a lot of the workers are lazy.

 ::MonkeyNoNo::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: can on March 29, 2012, 03:29:36 PM
Can..glad u r going to see your brother soon...great news..


Thank you cookie! 
Though he's my twin, I always think of him as my little brother. 
I was bigger and taller when we were little, and I guess I was his protector!
From time to time he woud tell the boys on the street he would get his sister after them. lol ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on March 29, 2012, 03:31:05 PM
My brother completed his cancer treatments last week! 
He will see the urologist on 15th May. 
Don't know why he has to wait so long to see if the treatments helped particularly when bladder cancer is a fast growing cancer.

I didn't ask my brother, dont wish to appear negative. 

He's making a trip down in a couple of weeks and will be staying with us.  Talking face to face is so much more enlightening.


Glad to hear that he is done his treatments.  MY SIL is done her brain tumor radiation, also.

I am so sorry you all have to wait so long to find out how things went.

Happy to hear you get to spend time with him soon.  He is lucky to have you!

 ::MonkeyAngel::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: can on March 29, 2012, 03:32:11 PM
Hi everyone.
 ::HelloKitty::
Lot going on here and though I know I am blessed so much, feeling the weight of some of the issues.  Connie will probably not be going back to the job assessment as she was tearing paper for recycle with her teeth.  The evaluator thought it too demeaning and too unsanitary.  Connie is extremely disappointed.
Another death so another funeral this weekend.
The man who has been helping me get George to his appointments has found a job at Home Depot (which I am so glad for him), but that leaves a huge gap in the caregiving.
The list goes on.  Trials and tribulations . . . but it will work out just fine, it always does.  It's just the process which has been a wee bit discouraging at this point.

4Donks, still praying for all your animals.
CC, I continue to pray for the "just right" job to come your way.
Brandi, still praying for you and yours . . . Lordy, I am praying for all of us monkeys.
Trimm, please come back . . . we need you!

Blessings.

You are in my prayers.  As Tigger would say, "It's always darkest just before the lawn."

I have not written some of the things going on here which had me hanging on by a thread.  In the last cay or two, that thread has become stronger.  My Dad's nurse was on vacation and the horror show that ensued was beyond anything anyone should have to endure.  I so want to take him home with me.

There were other things, but his nurse is back now and things are better, not good, never good there, but better.

Praying for all who have unspoken needs.

 ::MonkeyAngel::



Glad things are better for your Dad.  Wish that instead of 'never good there' that it could be always good there. Wish that your Dad would receive human kindness and compassionate care in his daily life. Thank goodness he does receive that from his daughter.
 ::MonkeyAngel::




Thanks, Can.  It is very frustrating and a lot of the workers are lazy.

 ::MonkeyNoNo::



I've witnessed same during the years my Father was in long term care.  It's heartwrenching.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on March 29, 2012, 03:32:21 PM
I hope everyone is blessed with a ray of sunshine in their lives.  Even the smallest of beams can make the day brighter! 
 ::MonkeyCat::

 :sunny:



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on March 29, 2012, 03:35:05 PM
Can..glad u r going to see your brother soon...great news..


Thank you cookie! 
Though he's my twin, I always think of him as my little brother. 
I was bigger and taller when we were little, and I guess I was his protector!
From time to time he woud tell the boys on the street he would get his sister after them. lol ::MonkeyHaHa::

I have 4 'little brothers,' my youngest is 6 years younger than me, so we are very close in age.  I can relate to getting their sister after someone who picked on them--not on my watch!

 ::MonkeyDevil::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: can on March 29, 2012, 03:35:28 PM
My brother completed his cancer treatments last week! 
He will see the urologist on 15th May. 
Don't know why he has to wait so long to see if the treatments helped particularly when bladder cancer is a fast growing cancer.

I didn't ask my brother, dont wish to appear negative. 

He's making a trip down in a couple of weeks and will be staying with us.  Talking face to face is so much more enlightening.


Glad to hear that he is done his treatments.  MY SIL is done her brain tumor radiation, also.

I am so sorry you all have to wait so long to find out how things went.

Happy to hear you get to spend time with him soon.  He is lucky to have you!

 ::MonkeyAngel::



Thank you bearly. 
Prayers for you SIL.   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: can on March 29, 2012, 03:37:43 PM
Can..glad u r going to see your brother soon...great news..


Thank you cookie! 
Though he's my twin, I always think of him as my little brother. 
I was bigger and taller when we were little, and I guess I was his protector!
From time to time he woud tell the boys on the street he would get his sister after them. lol ::MonkeyHaHa::

I have 4 'little brothers,' my youngest is 6 years younger than me, so we are very close in age.  I can relate to getting their sister after someone who picked on them--not on my watch!

 ::MonkeyDevil::



 ::MonkeyHaHa::
Four bro's . . . lucky you!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on March 29, 2012, 03:38:37 PM
Hi everyone.
 ::HelloKitty::
Lot going on here and though I know I am blessed so much, feeling the weight of some of the issues.  Connie will probably not be going back to the job assessment as she was tearing paper for recycle with her teeth.  The evaluator thought it too demeaning and too unsanitary.  Connie is extremely disappointed.
Another death so another funeral this weekend.
The man who has been helping me get George to his appointments has found a job at Home Depot (which I am so glad for him), but that leaves a huge gap in the caregiving.
The list goes on.  Trials and tribulations . . . but it will work out just fine, it always does.  It's just the process which has been a wee bit discouraging at this point.

4Donks, still praying for all your animals.
CC, I continue to pray for the "just right" job to come your way.
Brandi, still praying for you and yours . . . Lordy, I am praying for all of us monkeys.
Trimm, please come back . . . we need you!

Blessings.

You are in my prayers.  As Tigger would say, "It's always darkest just before the lawn."

I have not written some of the things going on here which had me hanging on by a thread.  In the last cay or two, that thread has become stronger.  My Dad's nurse was on vacation and the horror show that ensued was beyond anything anyone should have to endure.  I so want to take him home with me.

There were other things, but his nurse is back now and things are better, not good, never good there, but better.

Praying for all who have unspoken needs.

 ::MonkeyAngel::



Glad things are better for your Dad.  Wish that instead of 'never good there' that it could be always good there. Wish that your Dad would receive human kindness and compassionate care in his daily life. Thank goodness he does receive that from his daughter.
 ::MonkeyAngel::




Thanks, Can.  It is very frustrating and a lot of the workers are lazy.

 ::MonkeyNoNo::



I've witnessed same during the years my Father was in long term care.  It's heartwrenching.

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/Bearlyhere/Monkey%20Emoticons/angel2-crying.gif)



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on March 29, 2012, 03:39:53 PM
My brother completed his cancer treatments last week! 
He will see the urologist on 15th May. 
Don't know why he has to wait so long to see if the treatments helped particularly when bladder cancer is a fast growing cancer.

I didn't ask my brother, dont wish to appear negative. 

He's making a trip down in a couple of weeks and will be staying with us.  Talking face to face is so much more enlightening.


Glad to hear that he is done his treatments.  MY SIL is done her brain tumor radiation, also.

I am so sorry you all have to wait so long to find out how things went.

Happy to hear you get to spend time with him soon.  He is lucky to have you!

 ::MonkeyAngel::



Thank you bearly. 
Prayers for you SIL.   ::MonkeyAngel::

 ::MonkeyAngel::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on March 29, 2012, 03:41:01 PM
Can..glad u r going to see your brother soon...great news..


Thank you cookie! 
Though he's my twin, I always think of him as my little brother. 
I was bigger and taller when we were little, and I guess I was his protector!
From time to time he woud tell the boys on the street he would get his sister after them. lol ::MonkeyHaHa::

I have 4 'little brothers,' my youngest is 6 years younger than me, so we are very close in age.  I can relate to getting their sister after someone who picked on them--not on my watch!

 ::MonkeyDevil::



 ::MonkeyHaHa::
Four bro's . . . lucky you!

It's always raining men!

 ::MonkeyJnBox::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: CasuallyCool on March 29, 2012, 05:42:16 PM
Waiting for JSM to come home.   ::monkeywine2:: ::monkeywine2::

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/19762e57.jpg)


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: BabsKats on March 29, 2012, 06:34:13 PM
Waiting for JSM to come home.   ::monkeywine2:: ::monkeywine2::

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/19762e57.jpg)

Ahhhhhhhhh, how sweet!  Patton loves his mommy.   ::MonkeyKiss::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on March 29, 2012, 07:32:27 PM
Waiting for JSM to come home.   ::monkeywine2:: ::monkeywine2::

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/19762e57.jpg)

How sweet.  ::MonkeyAngel:: Are they taking their cue from daddy waiting for mom to get home.  ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Brandi on March 29, 2012, 08:28:38 PM
Waiting for JSM to come home.   ::monkeywine2:: ::monkeywine2::

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/19762e57.jpg)

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Animation5-5.gif)

I put on my binoculars and saw what they were really looking at!

They are waiting for the Easter Bunny!

...and JSM!

 ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: CasuallyCool on March 29, 2012, 08:36:53 PM
that is a great photo and thingy that you did.  We're having hasenpfeffer tonight.!!!   ::MonkeyJnBox:: ::MonkeyJnBox::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Brandi on March 29, 2012, 08:39:39 PM
that is a great photo and thingy that you did.  We're having hasenpfeffer tonight.!!!   ::MonkeyJnBox:: ::MonkeyJnBox::

Don't eat the EASTER Bunny!!!

 ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: klaasend on March 29, 2012, 09:02:01 PM
Waiting for JSM to come home.   ::monkeywine2:: ::monkeywine2::

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/19762e57.jpg)

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Animation5-5.gif)

I put on my binoculars and saw what they were really looking at!

They are waiting for the Easter Bunny!

...and JSM!

 ::MonkeyHaHa::

 ::MonkeyHaHa::  Awesome Brandi!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on March 29, 2012, 09:13:04 PM
Waiting for JSM to come home.   ::monkeywine2:: ::monkeywine2::

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/19762e57.jpg)

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Animation5-5.gif)

I put on my binoculars and saw what they were really looking at!

They are waiting for the Easter Bunny!

...and JSM!

 ::MonkeyHaHa::

That's great Brandi.  ::MonkeyHaHa:: ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: cookie on March 29, 2012, 09:24:24 PM
Too cute Brandi!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on March 29, 2012, 11:46:12 PM
Too cute Brandi!


 ::MonkeyDance::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: theboyzmom on March 30, 2012, 08:36:26 AM
Waiting for JSM to come home.   ::monkeywine2:: ::monkeywine2::

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/19762e57.jpg)

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Animation5-5.gif)

I put on my binoculars and saw what they were really looking at!

They are waiting for the Easter Bunny!

...and JSM!

 ::MonkeyHaHa::

Love it!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on March 30, 2012, 11:44:07 AM
Hi everyone.
 ::HelloKitty::
Lot going on here and though I know I am blessed so much, feeling the weight of some of the issues.  Connie will probably not be going back to the job assessment as she was tearing paper for recycle with her teeth.  The evaluator thought it too demeaning and too unsanitary.  Connie is extremely disappointed.
Another death so another funeral this weekend.
The man who has been helping me get George to his appointments has found a job at Home Depot (which I am so glad for him), but that leaves a huge gap in the caregiving.
The list goes on.  Trials and tribulations . . . but it will work out just fine, it always does.  It's just the process which has been a wee bit discouraging at this point.

4Donks, still praying for all your animals.
CC, I continue to pray for the "just right" job to come your way.
Brandi, still praying for you and yours . . . Lordy, I am praying for all of us monkeys.
Trimm, please come back . . . we need you!

Blessings.

Sister I'm sorry you are facing so many issues right now. 
Are there volunteer groups in the community that transport patients to doctor's appointments?

Sorry to hear that Connie's job assessment didn't go as she would have liked it to.
Is the job assessment an agency that evaluates then places person in a suitable environment?  Is the prospective job volunteer work or paid work?
Is it possible the assessment agency will have work suitable for Connie in the future.

So many funerals, so much witnessing of family sorrow.  Pastors are only human and it must take it's toll.
 ::MonkeyAngel::

Keeping you and your family in my thoughts. 

Can, thank you and everyone for your prayers.  It is just sinking in with Connie and she is extremely depressed.  It is so difficult to be turned down for work.  Of course, her inability to talk is the biggest obstacle on so many levels.  She was hysterical yesterday cause no body wants her.  I'm headed to her house now.  She has been volunteering where she gets speech therapy, however, transportation is a huge problem. I live 45 minutes away, her sons and daughter-in-law work, it is not impossible, but . . .
I am trusting God to give me the wisdom to find a solution to help her.  I feel her pain as if it was my own.
Blessings.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on March 30, 2012, 11:47:37 AM
Waiting for JSM to come home.   ::monkeywine2:: ::monkeywine2::

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/19762e57.jpg)

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Animation5-5.gif)

I put on my binoculars and saw what they were really looking at!

They are waiting for the Easter Bunny!

...and JSM!

 ::MonkeyHaHa::
bumped for happiness!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: CasuallyCool on March 30, 2012, 12:39:03 PM
Prayers for all  monkeys in need. 

JSM and I won best decorated patio - $50 of next month's rent.  We weren't even aware there was a contest.  It must have been because of our dogs laughing at the dancing bunnies.   ::MonkeyJnBox::

Now to win the mega million lottery tonight.   ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: MuffyBee on March 30, 2012, 12:47:32 PM
Prayers for all  monkeys in need. 

JSM and I won best decorated patio - $50 of next month's rent.  We weren't even aware there was a contest.  It must have been because of our dogs laughing at the dancing bunnies.   ::MonkeyJnBox::

Now to win the mega million lottery tonight.   ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::

 ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: cookie on March 30, 2012, 02:01:11 PM
Prayers for all  monkeys in need. 

JSM and I won best decorated patio - $50 of next month's rent.  We weren't even aware there was a contest.  It must have been because of our dogs laughing at the dancing bunnies.   ::MonkeyJnBox::

Now to win the mega million lottery tonight.   ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::

I am winning the Mega tonight ! Lol

On fb I said that you deserved to win the contest on the patio. With the extra $50, take your wife to dinner....xoxo


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on March 30, 2012, 03:28:41 PM
Prayers for all  monkeys in need. 

JSM and I won best decorated patio - $50 of next month's rent.  We weren't even aware there was a contest.  It must have been because of our dogs laughing at the dancing bunnies.   ::MonkeyJnBox::

Now to win the mega million lottery tonight.   ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::


Way to cool CC & JSM. Congrats on the win. ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: CasuallyCool on March 30, 2012, 03:37:36 PM
Poor donkeys   ::MonkeyWaa:: ::MonkeyWaa::

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/5225447a.jpg)


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on March 30, 2012, 03:44:57 PM
Hi everyone.
 ::HelloKitty::
Lot going on here and though I know I am blessed so much, feeling the weight of some of the issues.  Connie will probably not be going back to the job assessment as she was tearing paper for recycle with her teeth.  The evaluator thought it too demeaning and too unsanitary.  Connie is extremely disappointed.
Another death so another funeral this weekend.
The man who has been helping me get George to his appointments has found a job at Home Depot (which I am so glad for him), but that leaves a huge gap in the caregiving.
The list goes on.  Trials and tribulations . . . but it will work out just fine, it always does.  It's just the process which has been a wee bit discouraging at this point.

4Donks, still praying for all your animals.
CC, I continue to pray for the "just right" job to come your way.
Brandi, still praying for you and yours . . . Lordy, I am praying for all of us monkeys.
Trimm, please come back . . . we need you!

Blessings.

Sister I'm sorry you are facing so many issues right now. 
Are there volunteer groups in the community that transport patients to doctor's appointments?

Sorry to hear that Connie's job assessment didn't go as she would have liked it to.
Is the job assessment an agency that evaluates then places person in a suitable environment?  Is the prospective job volunteer work or paid work?
Is it possible the assessment agency will have work suitable for Connie in the future.

So many funerals, so much witnessing of family sorrow.  Pastors are only human and it must take it's toll.
 ::MonkeyAngel::

Keeping you and your family in my thoughts. 

Can, thank you and everyone for your prayers.  It is just sinking in with Connie and she is extremely depressed.  It is so difficult to be turned down for work.  Of course, her inability to talk is the biggest obstacle on so many levels.  She was hysterical yesterday cause no body wants her.  I'm headed to her house now.  She has been volunteering where she gets speech therapy, however, transportation is a huge problem. I live 45 minutes away, her sons and daughter-in-law work, it is not impossible, but . . .
I am trusting God to give me the wisdom to find a solution to help her.  I feel her pain as if it was my own.
Blessings.

Sister  Continued prayers for Connie and you. I understand the pain you are feeling for your sister. I know you have faith God will give you the wisdom to find the answers on how best to help her. Just my opinion but sometimes we look to hard for those answers and they are they right in front of us.  ::MonkeyAngel:: Prayers for you and Connie that it all gets worked out for you both.   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on March 30, 2012, 03:47:00 PM
Poor donkeys   ::MonkeyWaa:: ::MonkeyWaa::

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/5225447a.jpg)


 ::MonkeyNoNo:: ::MonkeyNoNo:: ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: klaasend on March 30, 2012, 05:51:08 PM
Prayers for all  monkeys in need. 

JSM and I won best decorated patio - $50 of next month's rent.  We weren't even aware there was a contest.  It must have been because of our dogs laughing at the dancing bunnies.   ::MonkeyJnBox::

Now to win the mega million lottery tonight.   ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::

How can YOU win the MEGA if I'm going to win it?   ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: theboyzmom on March 30, 2012, 06:07:35 PM
Hi everyone.
 ::HelloKitty::
Lot going on here and though I know I am blessed so much, feeling the weight of some of the issues.  Connie will probably not be going back to the job assessment as she was tearing paper for recycle with her teeth.  The evaluator thought it too demeaning and too unsanitary.  Connie is extremely disappointed.
Another death so another funeral this weekend.
The man who has been helping me get George to his appointments has found a job at Home Depot (which I am so glad for him), but that leaves a huge gap in the caregiving.
The list goes on.  Trials and tribulations . . . but it will work out just fine, it always does.  It's just the process which has been a wee bit discouraging at this point.

4Donks, still praying for all your animals.
CC, I continue to pray for the "just right" job to come your way.
Brandi, still praying for you and yours . . . Lordy, I am praying for all of us monkeys.
Trimm, please come back . . . we need you!

Blessings.

Sister I'm sorry you are facing so many issues right now. 
Are there volunteer groups in the community that transport patients to doctor's appointments?

Sorry to hear that Connie's job assessment didn't go as she would have liked it to.
Is the job assessment an agency that evaluates then places person in a suitable environment?  Is the prospective job volunteer work or paid work?
Is it possible the assessment agency will have work suitable for Connie in the future.

So many funerals, so much witnessing of family sorrow.  Pastors are only human and it must take it's toll.
 ::MonkeyAngel::

Keeping you and your family in my thoughts. 

Can, thank you and everyone for your prayers.  It is just sinking in with Connie and she is extremely depressed.  It is so difficult to be turned down for work.  Of course, her inability to talk is the biggest obstacle on so many levels.  She was hysterical yesterday cause no body wants her.  I'm headed to her house now.  She has been volunteering where she gets speech therapy, however, transportation is a huge problem. I live 45 minutes away, her sons and daughter-in-law work, it is not impossible, but . . .
I am trusting God to give me the wisdom to find a solution to help her.  I feel her pain as if it was my own.
Blessings.

I always feel that God never closes a door without a plan for another, better one. I am sure that she will find something fulfilling and enjoyable!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: theboyzmom on March 30, 2012, 06:08:41 PM
Prayers for all  monkeys in need. 

JSM and I won best decorated patio - $50 of next month's rent.  We weren't even aware there was a contest.  It must have been because of our dogs laughing at the dancing bunnies.   ::MonkeyJnBox::

Now to win the mega million lottery tonight.   ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::

How can YOU win the MEGA if I'm going to win it?   ::MonkeyCool::

Sorry guy, I am winning -tranny went out on the truck so I really need a new one (truck or tranny!) so I NEED the money - I promise to share with free nanners for all the monkeys!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: theboyzmom on March 30, 2012, 06:09:44 PM
Prayers for all  monkeys in need. 

JSM and I won best decorated patio - $50 of next month's rent.  We weren't even aware there was a contest.  It must have been because of our dogs laughing at the dancing bunnies.   ::MonkeyJnBox::

Now to win the mega million lottery tonight.   ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::

How can YOU win the MEGA if I'm going to win it?   ::MonkeyCool::

Sorry guys, I am winning -tranny went out on the truck so I really need a new one (truck or tranny!) so I NEED the money - I promise to share with free nanners for all the monkeys!

I meant GUYS not that you are a guy!! LOL  Long day.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: CasuallyCool on March 30, 2012, 06:55:12 PM
Thank you TBM.  Now to win the mega

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Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: theboyzmom on March 30, 2012, 07:29:24 PM
Thank you TBM.  Now to win the mega

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/6c91fe23.jpg)

I keep trying to get you to visit - and these glow in the dark so you will never lose them!!!
 ::MonkeyDevil::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Tolerance on March 31, 2012, 06:57:43 AM
Hi everyone.
 ::HelloKitty::
Lot going on here and though I know I am blessed so much, feeling the weight of some of the issues.  Connie will probably not be going back to the job assessment as she was tearing paper for recycle with her teeth.  The evaluator thought it too demeaning and too unsanitary.  Connie is extremely disappointed.
Another death so another funeral this weekend.
The man who has been helping me get George to his appointments has found a job at Home Depot (which I am so glad for him), but that leaves a huge gap in the caregiving.
The list goes on.  Trials and tribulations . . . but it will work out just fine, it always does.  It's just the process which has been a wee bit discouraging at this point.

4Donks, still praying for all your animals.
CC, I continue to pray for the "just right" job to come your way.
Brandi, still praying for you and yours . . . Lordy, I am praying for all of us monkeys.
Trimm, please come back . . . we need you!

Blessings.

Sister I'm sorry you are facing so many issues right now. 
Are there volunteer groups in the community that transport patients to doctor's appointments?

Sorry to hear that Connie's job assessment didn't go as she would have liked it to.
Is the job assessment an agency that evaluates then places person in a suitable environment?  Is the prospective job volunteer work or paid work?
Is it possible the assessment agency will have work suitable for Connie in the future.

So many funerals, so much witnessing of family sorrow.  Pastors are only human and it must take it's toll.
 ::MonkeyAngel::

Keeping you and your family in my thoughts. 

Can, thank you and everyone for your prayers.  It is just sinking in with Connie and she is extremely depressed.  It is so difficult to be turned down for work.  Of course, her inability to talk is the biggest obstacle on so many levels.  She was hysterical yesterday cause no body wants her.  I'm headed to her house now.  She has been volunteering where she gets speech therapy, however, transportation is a huge problem. I live 45 minutes away, her sons and daughter-in-law work, it is not impossible, but . . .
I am trusting God to give me the wisdom to find a solution to help her.  I feel her pain as if it was my own.
Blessings.

Her pain IS our own, Sister.
I pray for Connie daily and am sending support for both of you in the Name of our Lord, Amen.
Pat


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on March 31, 2012, 01:27:38 PM
Afternoon Monkeys  Hope everyone's having a wonderful day.  To all our Ill., Md. and Kan. monkeys wishes you were one of the big lottery winners last night.



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: cookie on March 31, 2012, 02:21:39 PM
This Illinois person did not hit the jackpot even though I have not checked the tickets real well, just skimmed enough to know that I did not win lol

Tolerance, good to see ya!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: can on March 31, 2012, 02:27:55 PM
Hi everyone.
 ::HelloKitty::
Lot going on here and though I know I am blessed so much, feeling the weight of some of the issues.  Connie will probably not be going back to the job assessment as she was tearing paper for recycle with her teeth.  The evaluator thought it too demeaning and too unsanitary.  Connie is extremely disappointed.
Another death so another funeral this weekend.
The man who has been helping me get George to his appointments has found a job at Home Depot (which I am so glad for him), but that leaves a huge gap in the caregiving.
The list goes on.  Trials and tribulations . . . but it will work out just fine, it always does.  It's just the process which has been a wee bit discouraging at this point.

4Donks, still praying for all your animals.
CC, I continue to pray for the "just right" job to come your way.
Brandi, still praying for you and yours . . . Lordy, I am praying for all of us monkeys.
Trimm, please come back . . . we need you!

Blessings.

Sister I'm sorry you are facing so many issues right now. 
Are there volunteer groups in the community that transport patients to doctor's appointments?

Sorry to hear that Connie's job assessment didn't go as she would have liked it to.
Is the job assessment an agency that evaluates then places person in a suitable environment?  Is the prospective job volunteer work or paid work?
Is it possible the assessment agency will have work suitable for Connie in the future.

So many funerals, so much witnessing of family sorrow.  Pastors are only human and it must take it's toll.
 ::MonkeyAngel::

Keeping you and your family in my thoughts. 

Can, thank you and everyone for your prayers.  It is just sinking in with Connie and she is extremely depressed.  It is so difficult to be turned down for work.  Of course, her inability to talk is the biggest obstacle on so many levels.  She was hysterical yesterday cause no body wants her.  I'm headed to her house now.  She has been volunteering where she gets speech therapy, however, transportation is a huge problem. I live 45 minutes away, her sons and daughter-in-law work, it is not impossible, but . . .
I am trusting God to give me the wisdom to find a solution to help her.  I feel her pain as if it was my own.
Blessings.

I'm so sorry for the pain Connie is experiencing.  I hope she felt calmer after your visit yesterday.
Prayers continue. 
 ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: can on March 31, 2012, 02:31:01 PM
Afternoon Monkeys  Hope everyone's having a wonderful day.  To all our Ill., Md. and Kan. monkeys wishes you were one of the big lottery winners last night.



Afternoon GE. 


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on March 31, 2012, 02:48:22 PM
Hi everyone.
 ::HelloKitty::
Lot going on here and though I know I am blessed so much, feeling the weight of some of the issues.  Connie will probably not be going back to the job assessment as she was tearing paper for recycle with her teeth.  The evaluator thought it too demeaning and too unsanitary.  Connie is extremely disappointed.
Another death so another funeral this weekend.
The man who has been helping me get George to his appointments has found a job at Home Depot (which I am so glad for him), but that leaves a huge gap in the caregiving.
The list goes on.  Trials and tribulations . . . but it will work out just fine, it always does.  It's just the process which has been a wee bit discouraging at this point.

4Donks, still praying for all your animals.
CC, I continue to pray for the "just right" job to come your way.
Brandi, still praying for you and yours . . . Lordy, I am praying for all of us monkeys.
Trimm, please come back . . . we need you!

Blessings.

Sister I'm sorry you are facing so many issues right now. 
Are there volunteer groups in the community that transport patients to doctor's appointments?

Sorry to hear that Connie's job assessment didn't go as she would have liked it to.
Is the job assessment an agency that evaluates then places person in a suitable environment?  Is the prospective job volunteer work or paid work?
Is it possible the assessment agency will have work suitable for Connie in the future.

So many funerals, so much witnessing of family sorrow.  Pastors are only human and it must take it's toll.
 ::MonkeyAngel::

Keeping you and your family in my thoughts. 

Can, thank you and everyone for your prayers.  It is just sinking in with Connie and she is extremely depressed.  It is so difficult to be turned down for work.  Of course, her inability to talk is the biggest obstacle on so many levels.  She was hysterical yesterday cause no body wants her.  I'm headed to her house now.  She has been volunteering where she gets speech therapy, however, transportation is a huge problem. I live 45 minutes away, her sons and daughter-in-law work, it is not impossible, but . . .
I am trusting God to give me the wisdom to find a solution to help her.  I feel her pain as if it was my own.
Blessings.

Her pain IS our own, Sister.
I pray for Connie daily and am sending support for both of you in the Name of our Lord, Amen.
Pat
Dear Pat, what a blessing you are with you diligent prayers.  I did get Connie to laugh a few times yesterday.  This is something for her, this I know.  The Lord never abandons his children.  Of course, I want it fixed right now so she doesn't have to suffer any more pain.  That is not always the way.
I do believe in miracles and without any shame or guilt, I am asking for one for Connie.
It was great hearing from you.
 ::HelloKitty::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on March 31, 2012, 02:49:59 PM
Hi everyone.
 ::HelloKitty::
Lot going on here and though I know I am blessed so much, feeling the weight of some of the issues.  Connie will probably not be going back to the job assessment as she was tearing paper for recycle with her teeth.  The evaluator thought it too demeaning and too unsanitary.  Connie is extremely disappointed.
Another death so another funeral this weekend.
The man who has been helping me get George to his appointments has found a job at Home Depot (which I am so glad for him), but that leaves a huge gap in the caregiving.
The list goes on.  Trials and tribulations . . . but it will work out just fine, it always does.  It's just the process which has been a wee bit discouraging at this point.

4Donks, still praying for all your animals.
CC, I continue to pray for the "just right" job to come your way.
Brandi, still praying for you and yours . . . Lordy, I am praying for all of us monkeys.
Trimm, please come back . . . we need you!

Blessings.

Sister I'm sorry you are facing so many issues right now. 
Are there volunteer groups in the community that transport patients to doctor's appointments?

Sorry to hear that Connie's job assessment didn't go as she would have liked it to.
Is the job assessment an agency that evaluates then places person in a suitable environment?  Is the prospective job volunteer work or paid work?
Is it possible the assessment agency will have work suitable for Connie in the future.

So many funerals, so much witnessing of family sorrow.  Pastors are only human and it must take it's toll.
 ::MonkeyAngel::

Keeping you and your family in my thoughts. 

Can, thank you and everyone for your prayers.  It is just sinking in with Connie and she is extremely depressed.  It is so difficult to be turned down for work.  Of course, her inability to talk is the biggest obstacle on so many levels.  She was hysterical yesterday cause no body wants her.  I'm headed to her house now.  She has been volunteering where she gets speech therapy, however, transportation is a huge problem. I live 45 minutes away, her sons and daughter-in-law work, it is not impossible, but . . .
I am trusting God to give me the wisdom to find a solution to help her.  I feel her pain as if it was my own.
Blessings.

I'm so sorry for the pain Connie is experiencing.  I hope she felt calmer after your visit yesterday.
Prayers continue. 
 ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel::
I believe the Lord always provides a way out of no way . . . it will come.  He never breaks His promises . . . "I am with you always . . ."
Blessings dear one.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: MuffyBee on March 31, 2012, 04:51:30 PM
Little Devin Davis's body has been found.   ::MonkeyAngel::

http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=12906.40


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on March 31, 2012, 07:07:07 PM
Little Devin Davis's body has been found.   ::MonkeyAngel::

http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=12906.40


Thank You Muffy.  Rest In Peace Devin. ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: CasuallyCool on March 31, 2012, 09:06:01 PM
Prayers to all monkeys in need

JSM shot a 102 today for 18 holes.  She's getting closer to breaking 100, just as close as I'm getting to break 90.

She's whopped and will catch up tomorrow.  Getting ready to watch Kansas kick some whorseface's Ohio State.   ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::   ::boxingcasey2:: ::boxingcasey2:: ::boxingcasey2:: ::boxingcasey2::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on April 01, 2012, 09:29:57 PM
Hope everyone had a wonderful day.
May your week be filled with blessings.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: cookie on April 01, 2012, 09:32:17 PM
Hope everyone had a wonderful day.
May your week be filled with blessings.

You too


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 01, 2012, 11:20:34 PM
Hi everyone.
 ::HelloKitty::
Lot going on here and though I know I am blessed so much, feeling the weight of some of the issues.  Connie will probably not be going back to the job assessment as she was tearing paper for recycle with her teeth.  The evaluator thought it too demeaning and too unsanitary.  Connie is extremely disappointed.
Another death so another funeral this weekend.
The man who has been helping me get George to his appointments has found a job at Home Depot (which I am so glad for him), but that leaves a huge gap in the caregiving.
The list goes on.  Trials and tribulations . . . but it will work out just fine, it always does.  It's just the process which has been a wee bit discouraging at this point.

4Donks, still praying for all your animals.
CC, I continue to pray for the "just right" job to come your way.
Brandi, still praying for you and yours . . . Lordy, I am praying for all of us monkeys.
Trimm, please come back . . . we need you!

Blessings.

Sister I'm sorry you are facing so many issues right now. 
Are there volunteer groups in the community that transport patients to doctor's appointments?

Sorry to hear that Connie's job assessment didn't go as she would have liked it to.
Is the job assessment an agency that evaluates then places person in a suitable environment?  Is the prospective job volunteer work or paid work?
Is it possible the assessment agency will have work suitable for Connie in the future.

So many funerals, so much witnessing of family sorrow.  Pastors are only human and it must take it's toll.
 ::MonkeyAngel::

Keeping you and your family in my thoughts. 

Can, thank you and everyone for your prayers.  It is just sinking in with Connie and she is extremely depressed.  It is so difficult to be turned down for work.  Of course, her inability to talk is the biggest obstacle on so many levels.  She was hysterical yesterday cause no body wants her.  I'm headed to her house now.  She has been volunteering where she gets speech therapy, however, transportation is a huge problem. I live 45 minutes away, her sons and daughter-in-law work, it is not impossible, but . . .
I am trusting God to give me the wisdom to find a solution to help her.  I feel her pain as if it was my own.
Blessings.

Oh, Sister, she is very much wanted.  She will find the right fit for something, whether it is work, or something else.  I know how she feels.  I really do.  She is a child of God and God does not make mistakes.  She will find her calling and then she will not remember why she was upset because it will fit perfectly.  I promise you and I promise her.  Please tell her to hang tight and that we are praying for her.  God will lead her out of this hole, I promise you.  God keeps the promises made to us.

 ::MonkeyAngel::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Brandi on April 02, 2012, 02:11:59 AM
(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Image73.png)

I just love this picture of the Easter Bunny.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: can on April 02, 2012, 08:00:49 AM
Hi everyone.
 ::HelloKitty::
Lot going on here and though I know I am blessed so much, feeling the weight of some of the issues.  Connie will probably not be going back to the job assessment as she was tearing paper for recycle with her teeth.  The evaluator thought it too demeaning and too unsanitary.  Connie is extremely disappointed.
Another death so another funeral this weekend.
The man who has been helping me get George to his appointments has found a job at Home Depot (which I am so glad for him), but that leaves a huge gap in the caregiving.
The list goes on.  Trials and tribulations . . . but it will work out just fine, it always does.  It's just the process which has been a wee bit discouraging at this point.

4Donks, still praying for all your animals.
CC, I continue to pray for the "just right" job to come your way.
Brandi, still praying for you and yours . . . Lordy, I am praying for all of us monkeys.
Trimm, please come back . . . we need you!

Blessings.

Sister I'm sorry you are facing so many issues right now. 
Are there volunteer groups in the community that transport patients to doctor's appointments?

Sorry to hear that Connie's job assessment didn't go as she would have liked it to.
Is the job assessment an agency that evaluates then places person in a suitable environment?  Is the prospective job volunteer work or paid work?
Is it possible the assessment agency will have work suitable for Connie in the future.

So many funerals, so much witnessing of family sorrow.  Pastors are only human and it must take it's toll.
 ::MonkeyAngel::

Keeping you and your family in my thoughts. 

Can, thank you and everyone for your prayers.  It is just sinking in with Connie and she is extremely depressed.  It is so difficult to be turned down for work.  Of course, her inability to talk is the biggest obstacle on so many levels.  She was hysterical yesterday cause no body wants her.  I'm headed to her house now.  She has been volunteering where she gets speech therapy, however, transportation is a huge problem. I live 45 minutes away, her sons and daughter-in-law work, it is not impossible, but . . .
I am trusting God to give me the wisdom to find a solution to help her.  I feel her pain as if it was my own.
Blessings.

I'm so sorry for the pain Connie is experiencing.  I hope she felt calmer after your visit yesterday.
Prayers continue. 
 ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel::
I believe the Lord always provides a way out of no way . . . it will come.  He never breaks His promises . . . "I am with you always . . ."
Blessings dear one.

Your faith is such a wonderful thing Sister. 
I find your words so encouraging.
i. e. His promises ..."I am with you always . . ."

 ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: can on April 02, 2012, 08:02:22 AM
Little Devin Davis's body has been found.   ::MonkeyAngel::

http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=12906.40


Thank You Muffy.  Rest In Peace Devin. ::MonkeyAngel::

 ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: can on April 02, 2012, 08:16:57 AM
Good morning Monkeys!

Went to the doc Friday - I gained five pounds!  - in the past three months.   ::MonkeyNoNo::Guess there's no Easter bunny treats for me. 
Good thing I had those yummy hot cross buns last week!    ::MonkeyJnBox::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: cookie on April 02, 2012, 08:36:40 AM
Morning everyone....hope you all have a wonderful day...
Molly slept last night from 9 until 5:30 this morning. I felt like I had slept for a week


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: MuffyBee on April 02, 2012, 08:49:24 AM
(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Image73.png)

I just love this picture of the Easter Bunny.

That is so cute Brandi!   (http://www.freesmileys.org/emoticons/emoticon-animal-001.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/emoticons.php)  ::bee::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: theboyzmom on April 02, 2012, 08:57:46 AM
(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Image73.png)

I just love this picture of the Easter Bunny.

I love it. looks like the poor guy is hung over from too many jelly beans!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on April 02, 2012, 10:24:04 AM
Hi everyone.
 ::HelloKitty::
Lot going on here and though I know I am blessed so much, feeling the weight of some of the issues.  Connie will probably not be going back to the job assessment as she was tearing paper for recycle with her teeth.  The evaluator thought it too demeaning and too unsanitary.  Connie is extremely disappointed.
Another death so another funeral this weekend.
The man who has been helping me get George to his appointments has found a job at Home Depot (which I am so glad for him), but that leaves a huge gap in the caregiving.
The list goes on.  Trials and tribulations . . . but it will work out just fine, it always does.  It's just the process which has been a wee bit discouraging at this point.

4Donks, still praying for all your animals.
CC, I continue to pray for the "just right" job to come your way.
Brandi, still praying for you and yours . . . Lordy, I am praying for all of us monkeys.
Trimm, please come back . . . we need you!

Blessings.

Sister I'm sorry you are facing so many issues right now. 
Are there volunteer groups in the community that transport patients to doctor's appointments?

Sorry to hear that Connie's job assessment didn't go as she would have liked it to.
Is the job assessment an agency that evaluates then places person in a suitable environment?  Is the prospective job volunteer work or paid work?
Is it possible the assessment agency will have work suitable for Connie in the future.

So many funerals, so much witnessing of family sorrow.  Pastors are only human and it must take it's toll.
 ::MonkeyAngel::

Keeping you and your family in my thoughts. 

Can, thank you and everyone for your prayers.  It is just sinking in with Connie and she is extremely depressed.  It is so difficult to be turned down for work.  Of course, her inability to talk is the biggest obstacle on so many levels.  She was hysterical yesterday cause no body wants her.  I'm headed to her house now.  She has been volunteering where she gets speech therapy, however, transportation is a huge problem. I live 45 minutes away, her sons and daughter-in-law work, it is not impossible, but . . .
I am trusting God to give me the wisdom to find a solution to help her.  I feel her pain as if it was my own.
Blessings.

Oh, Sister, she is very much wanted.  She will find the right fit for something, whether it is work, or something else.  I know how she feels.  I really do.  She is a child of God and God does not make mistakes.  She will find her calling and then she will not remember why she was upset because it will fit perfectly.  I promise you and I promise her.  Please tell her to hang tight and that we are praying for her.  God will lead her out of this hole, I promise you.  God keeps the promises made to us.

 ::MonkeyAngel::

Bearly, thank you so much for reminding me of the promises of our merciful God.  You are one of His angels.
Starting next week, I am bringing her here to the parsonage for a couple of days (and doggie too yeah!) and will try to teach her data entry and spreadsheet.  Praying now for a successful driving assessment in July.  Looking forward and not backward!
 ::rhino::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on April 02, 2012, 10:26:15 AM
Hi everyone.
 ::HelloKitty::
Lot going on here and though I know I am blessed so much, feeling the weight of some of the issues.  Connie will probably not be going back to the job assessment as she was tearing paper for recycle with her teeth.  The evaluator thought it too demeaning and too unsanitary.  Connie is extremely disappointed.
Another death so another funeral this weekend.
The man who has been helping me get George to his appointments has found a job at Home Depot (which I am so glad for him), but that leaves a huge gap in the caregiving.
The list goes on.  Trials and tribulations . . . but it will work out just fine, it always does.  It's just the process which has been a wee bit discouraging at this point.

4Donks, still praying for all your animals.
CC, I continue to pray for the "just right" job to come your way.
Brandi, still praying for you and yours . . . Lordy, I am praying for all of us monkeys.
Trimm, please come back . . . we need you!

Blessings.

Sister I'm sorry you are facing so many issues right now. 
Are there volunteer groups in the community that transport patients to doctor's appointments?

Sorry to hear that Connie's job assessment didn't go as she would have liked it to.
Is the job assessment an agency that evaluates then places person in a suitable environment?  Is the prospective job volunteer work or paid work?
Is it possible the assessment agency will have work suitable for Connie in the future.

So many funerals, so much witnessing of family sorrow.  Pastors are only human and it must take it's toll.
 ::MonkeyAngel::

Keeping you and your family in my thoughts. 

Can, thank you and everyone for your prayers.  It is just sinking in with Connie and she is extremely depressed.  It is so difficult to be turned down for work.  Of course, her inability to talk is the biggest obstacle on so many levels.  She was hysterical yesterday cause no body wants her.  I'm headed to her house now.  She has been volunteering where she gets speech therapy, however, transportation is a huge problem. I live 45 minutes away, her sons and daughter-in-law work, it is not impossible, but . . .
I am trusting God to give me the wisdom to find a solution to help her.  I feel her pain as if it was my own.
Blessings.

I'm so sorry for the pain Connie is experiencing.  I hope she felt calmer after your visit yesterday.
Prayers continue. 
 ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel::
I believe the Lord always provides a way out of no way . . . it will come.  He never breaks His promises . . . "I am with you always . . ."
Blessings dear one.

Your faith is such a wonderful thing Sister. 
I find your words so encouraging.
i. e. His promises ..."I am with you always . . ."

 ::MonkeyAngel::
::MonkeyWink::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on April 02, 2012, 10:27:04 AM
(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Image73.png)

I just love this picture of the Easter Bunny.

I love it. looks like the poor guy is hung over from too many jelly beans!
TBM, that's exactly what I thought when I looked at the bunny.
Thank you Brandi for sharing this giggle!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on April 02, 2012, 10:27:48 AM
Morning everyone....hope you all have a wonderful day...
Molly slept last night from 9 until 5:30 this morning. I felt like I had slept for a week
Molly is getting to be a very good girl!
 ::dogwag::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: can on April 02, 2012, 10:45:19 AM
Morning everyone....hope you all have a wonderful day...
Molly slept last night from 9 until 5:30 this morning. I felt like I had slept for a week

 ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::dogwag::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: can on April 02, 2012, 10:48:19 AM
Hi everyone.
 ::HelloKitty::
Lot going on here and though I know I am blessed so much, feeling the weight of some of the issues.  Connie will probably not be going back to the job assessment as she was tearing paper for recycle with her teeth.  The evaluator thought it too demeaning and too unsanitary.  Connie is extremely disappointed.
Another death so another funeral this weekend.
The man who has been helping me get George to his appointments has found a job at Home Depot (which I am so glad for him), but that leaves a huge gap in the caregiving.
The list goes on.  Trials and tribulations . . . but it will work out just fine, it always does.  It's just the process which has been a wee bit discouraging at this point.

4Donks, still praying for all your animals.
CC, I continue to pray for the "just right" job to come your way.
Brandi, still praying for you and yours . . . Lordy, I am praying for all of us monkeys.
Trimm, please come back . . . we need you!

Blessings.

Sister I'm sorry you are facing so many issues right now. 
Are there volunteer groups in the community that transport patients to doctor's appointments?

Sorry to hear that Connie's job assessment didn't go as she would have liked it to.
Is the job assessment an agency that evaluates then places person in a suitable environment?  Is the prospective job volunteer work or paid work?
Is it possible the assessment agency will have work suitable for Connie in the future.

So many funerals, so much witnessing of family sorrow.  Pastors are only human and it must take it's toll.
 ::MonkeyAngel::

Keeping you and your family in my thoughts. 

Can, thank you and everyone for your prayers.  It is just sinking in with Connie and she is extremely depressed.  It is so difficult to be turned down for work.  Of course, her inability to talk is the biggest obstacle on so many levels.  She was hysterical yesterday cause no body wants her.  I'm headed to her house now.  She has been volunteering where she gets speech therapy, however, transportation is a huge problem. I live 45 minutes away, her sons and daughter-in-law work, it is not impossible, but . . .
I am trusting God to give me the wisdom to find a solution to help her.  I feel her pain as if it was my own.
Blessings.

Oh, Sister, she is very much wanted.  She will find the right fit for something, whether it is work, or something else.  I know how she feels.  I really do.  She is a child of God and God does not make mistakes.  She will find her calling and then she will not remember why she was upset because it will fit perfectly.  I promise you and I promise her.  Please tell her to hang tight and that we are praying for her.  God will lead her out of this hole, I promise you.  God keeps the promises made to us.

 ::MonkeyAngel::

Bearly, thank you so much for reminding me of the promises of our merciful God.  You are one of His angels.
Starting next week, I am bringing her here to the parsonage for a couple of days (and doggie too yeah!) and will try to teach her data entry and spreadsheet.  Praying now for a successful driving assessment in July.  Looking forward and not backward!
 ::rhino::

Way to go Sister!   ::MonkeyCheer4:: 


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: 4 Donks on April 02, 2012, 04:06:51 PM
Well the truck was suppose to be ready last Thursday and I'm still waiting. ::MonkeyMad:: Mac and I may need to go and have a little chat with the dealership. The damage was "cosmetic" or they probably would never get it back to me.

I am now eating all the ears off the chocolate bunnies and will have to stock up again. Hope everyone is having a better day. ::MonkeyTongue::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: cookie on April 02, 2012, 04:09:34 PM
Good luck with the truck 4donks...


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Brandi on April 02, 2012, 04:54:53 PM
Well the truck was suppose to be ready last Thursday and I'm still waiting. ::MonkeyMad:: Mac and I may need to go and have a little chat with the dealership. The damage was "cosmetic" or they probably would never get it back to me.

I am now eating all the ears off the chocolate bunnies and will have to stock up again. Hope everyone is having a better day. ::MonkeyTongue::

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Image76.png)

LOL.

I have bought Reese's peanut butter eggs twice now for Easter.

We keep eating them.



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: CasuallyCool on April 02, 2012, 05:08:14 PM
Prayers to all monkeys in need.

I hope JSM's sister will start shipping her bakery treats soon, ya'll will love them.  My fav - chocolate chip cheese cake squares.  Where's that fat monkey icon that I'll soon need.   ::MonkeyJnBox::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: cookie on April 02, 2012, 05:23:17 PM
Prayers to all monkeys in need.

I hope JSM's sister will start shipping her bakery treats soon, ya'll will love them.  My fav - chocolate chip cheese cake squares.  Where's that fat monkey icon that I'll soon need.   ::MonkeyJnBox::

Let us know if she will ship treats


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on April 02, 2012, 05:56:07 PM
Prayers to all monkeys in need.

I hope JSM's sister will start shipping her bakery treats soon, ya'll will love them.  My fav - chocolate chip cheese cake squares.  Where's that fat monkey icon that I'll soon need.   ::MonkeyJnBox::

Let us know if she will ship treats

::rhino::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: cadillac on April 02, 2012, 06:14:23 PM
Prayers to all monkeys in need.

I hope JSM's sister will start shipping her bakery treats soon, ya'll will love them.  My fav - chocolate chip cheese cake squares.  Where's that fat monkey icon that I'll soon need.   ::MonkeyJnBox::

Let us know if she will ship treats

Count me in too!!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: 4 Donks on April 02, 2012, 07:26:02 PM
Just got a call from the fraud division of my bank and apparently odd purchases have been made with my Visa/ATM card. They included France and S.America. So now it will take 7 - 10 days to get those funds back into my account again. My card is cancelled and will be replaced in a week.....GIVE ME CHOCOLATE !!!!!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on April 02, 2012, 07:50:07 PM
Just got a call from the fraud division of my bank and apparently odd purchases have been made with my Visa/ATM card. They included France and S.America. So now it will take 7 - 10 days to get those funds back into my account again. My card is cancelled and will be replaced in a week.....GIVE ME CHOCOLATE !!!!!
Good grief, 4Donks!
I wish I had some chocolate to give you!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: 4 Donks on April 02, 2012, 07:58:23 PM
Just got a call from the fraud division of my bank and apparently odd purchases have been made with my Visa/ATM card. They included France and S.America. So now it will take 7 - 10 days to get those funds back into my account again. My card is cancelled and will be replaced in a week.....GIVE ME CHOCOLATE !!!!!
Good grief, 4Donks!
I wish I had some chocolate to give you!

All the charges were today and none were over $ 200.00 ( odd amounts like $ 197.54 ) total of just under $ 700.00 out of my checking account. It won't be credited back to my account for a week to 10 days...bummer !!!!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Brandi on April 02, 2012, 08:05:48 PM
Just got a call from the fraud division of my bank and apparently odd purchases have been made with my Visa/ATM card. They included France and S.America. So now it will take 7 - 10 days to get those funds back into my account again. My card is cancelled and will be replaced in a week.....GIVE ME CHOCOLATE !!!!!

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/21270072950easter-chocolates-bruges.jpg)

Some ears there for you to nibble.

(Sorry, don't have enough Reese's to share.) LOL

It's a good thing they detected fraud before more damage was done, IMO.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: 4 Donks on April 02, 2012, 08:07:35 PM
Thanks for the thought. ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: theboyzmom on April 02, 2012, 08:10:01 PM
Just got a call from the fraud division of my bank and apparently odd purchases have been made with my Visa/ATM card. They included France and S.America. So now it will take 7 - 10 days to get those funds back into my account again. My card is cancelled and will be replaced in a week.....GIVE ME CHOCOLATE !!!!!

Wow. You are having a couple of weeks there. Glad they caught it and am going to get the money back to you. S. America is a common place because of the inability to get money in or out of the country - so they buy things they can ship back to them and sell for cash. My SIL is from Brazil and when they go down there they can not even take much money in.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: MuffyBee on April 02, 2012, 08:34:51 PM
Just got a call from the fraud division of my bank and apparently odd purchases have been made with my Visa/ATM card. They included France and S.America. So now it will take 7 - 10 days to get those funds back into my account again. My card is cancelled and will be replaced in a week.....GIVE ME CHOCOLATE !!!!!
Good grief, 4Donks!
I wish I had some chocolate to give you!

All the charges were today and none were over $ 200.00 ( odd amounts like $ 197.54 ) total of just under $ 700.00 out of my checking account. It won't be credited back to my account for a week to 10 days...bummer !!!!

I'm really sorry this has happened to you 4Donks.  I've been checking my own accounts and keeping my fingers crossed.  Here's a thread in "News of the Day"  I had posted earlier under "Business News", but felt some may not be familiar with that area of the forum so I've moved it.  Besides, it's not just business when folks take money out of your back pocket, it's pretty darned personal, imo.   ::MonkeyNoNo::
http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=12938.0
MasterCard, VISA Warn of Processor Breach


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: cookie on April 02, 2012, 08:53:17 PM
Donks...that is a huge bummer about your account! 


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: 4 Donks on April 02, 2012, 08:56:59 PM
Just got a call from the fraud division of my bank and apparently odd purchases have been made with my Visa/ATM card. They included France and S.America. So now it will take 7 - 10 days to get those funds back into my account again. My card is cancelled and will be replaced in a week.....GIVE ME CHOCOLATE !!!!!
Good grief, 4Donks!
I wish I had some chocolate to give you!

All the charges were today and none were over $ 200.00 ( odd amounts like $ 197.54 ) total of just under $ 700.00 out of my checking account. It won't be credited back to my account for a week to 10 days...bummer !!!!

I'm really sorry this has happened to you 4Donks.  I've been checking my own accounts and keeping my fingers crossed.  Here's a thread in "News of the Day"  I had posted earlier under "Business News", but felt some may not be familiar with that area of the forum so I've moved it.  Besides, it's not just business when folks take money out of your back pocket, it's pretty darned personal, imo.   ::MonkeyNoNo::
http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=12938.0
MasterCard, VISA Warn of Processor Breach

Thanks for the info.  The bank fraud division must really be watching because all the odd charges were today. They cancelled my card immediately but people living paycheck to paycheck would really be in trouble if that money was taken out of their account for 7 - 10 days.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 02, 2012, 10:02:22 PM
Prayers for all  monkeys in need. 

JSM and I won best decorated patio - $50 of next month's rent.  We weren't even aware there was a contest.  It must have been because of our dogs laughing at the dancing bunnies.   ::MonkeyJnBox::

Now to win the mega million lottery tonight.   ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::

Wonderful!

 ::MonkeyBike::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 03, 2012, 12:54:57 AM
Morning everyone....hope you all have a wonderful day...
Molly slept last night from 9 until 5:30 this morning. I felt like I had slept for a week

 ::dogwag::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 03, 2012, 04:01:04 AM
Well the truck was suppose to be ready last Thursday and I'm still waiting. ::MonkeyMad:: Mac and I may need to go and have a little chat with the dealership. The damage was "cosmetic" or they probably would never get it back to me.

I am now eating all the ears off the chocolate bunnies and will have to stock up again. Hope everyone is having a better day. ::MonkeyTongue::

I'm sorry 4D.  My car has been in the shop since 3/26 and was supposed to be done at the end of the week and isn't done yet.

 ::MonkeyNoNo::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 03, 2012, 04:03:12 AM
Prayers to all monkeys in need.

I hope JSM's sister will start shipping her bakery treats soon, ya'll will love them.  My fav - chocolate chip cheese cake squares.  Where's that fat monkey icon that I'll soon need.   ::MonkeyJnBox::

Let us know if she will ship treats

Count me in too!!

 ::piggy::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 03, 2012, 04:05:13 AM
Just got a call from the fraud division of my bank and apparently odd purchases have been made with my Visa/ATM card. They included France and S.America. So now it will take 7 - 10 days to get those funds back into my account again. My card is cancelled and will be replaced in a week.....GIVE ME CHOCOLATE !!!!!

 ::MonkeyShocked::

2 tons of chocolate and a lot of prayers coming your way!

 ::MonkeyAngel::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 03, 2012, 04:08:41 AM
Just got a call from the fraud division of my bank and apparently odd purchases have been made with my Visa/ATM card. They included France and S.America. So now it will take 7 - 10 days to get those funds back into my account again. My card is cancelled and will be replaced in a week.....GIVE ME CHOCOLATE !!!!!

Wow. You are having a couple of weeks there. Glad they caught it and am going to get the money back to you. S. America is a common place because of the inability to get money in or out of the country - so they buy things they can ship back to them and sell for cash. My SIL is from Brazil and when they go down there they can not even take much money in.

 ::MonkeyNoNo::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 03, 2012, 04:12:05 AM
Just got a call from the fraud division of my bank and apparently odd purchases have been made with my Visa/ATM card. They included France and S.America. So now it will take 7 - 10 days to get those funds back into my account again. My card is cancelled and will be replaced in a week.....GIVE ME CHOCOLATE !!!!!
Good grief, 4Donks!
I wish I had some chocolate to give you!

All the charges were today and none were over $ 200.00 ( odd amounts like $ 197.54 ) total of just under $ 700.00 out of my checking account. It won't be credited back to my account for a week to 10 days...bummer !!!!

I'm really sorry this has happened to you 4Donks.  I've been checking my own accounts and keeping my fingers crossed.  Here's a thread in "News of the Day"  I had posted earlier under "Business News", but felt some may not be familiar with that area of the forum so I've moved it.  Besides, it's not just business when folks take money out of your back pocket, it's pretty darned personal, imo.   ::MonkeyNoNo::
http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=12938.0
MasterCard, VISA Warn of Processor Breach

Thanks, Muffy.  You are on top of everything.  You are like information central, all wrapped up in one very busy bee!

 ::bee::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 03, 2012, 04:13:25 AM
Just got a call from the fraud division of my bank and apparently odd purchases have been made with my Visa/ATM card. They included France and S.America. So now it will take 7 - 10 days to get those funds back into my account again. My card is cancelled and will be replaced in a week.....GIVE ME CHOCOLATE !!!!!
Good grief, 4Donks!
I wish I had some chocolate to give you!

All the charges were today and none were over $ 200.00 ( odd amounts like $ 197.54 ) total of just under $ 700.00 out of my checking account. It won't be credited back to my account for a week to 10 days...bummer !!!!

I'm really sorry this has happened to you 4Donks.  I've been checking my own accounts and keeping my fingers crossed.  Here's a thread in "News of the Day"  I had posted earlier under "Business News", but felt some may not be familiar with that area of the forum so I've moved it.  Besides, it's not just business when folks take money out of your back pocket, it's pretty darned personal, imo.   ::MonkeyNoNo::
http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=12938.0
MasterCard, VISA Warn of Processor Breach

Thanks for the info.  The bank fraud division must really be watching because all the odd charges were today. They cancelled my card immediately but people living paycheck to paycheck would really be in trouble if that money was taken out of their account for 7 - 10 days.

 ::rhino::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on April 03, 2012, 10:33:42 AM
Just got a call from the fraud division of my bank and apparently odd purchases have been made with my Visa/ATM card. They included France and S.America. So now it will take 7 - 10 days to get those funds back into my account again. My card is cancelled and will be replaced in a week.....GIVE ME CHOCOLATE !!!!!
Good grief, 4Donks!
I wish I had some chocolate to give you!

All the charges were today and none were over $ 200.00 ( odd amounts like $ 197.54 ) total of just under $ 700.00 out of my checking account. It won't be credited back to my account for a week to 10 days...bummer !!!!

I'm really sorry this has happened to you 4Donks.  I've been checking my own accounts and keeping my fingers crossed.  Here's a thread in "News of the Day"  I had posted earlier under "Business News", but felt some may not be familiar with that area of the forum so I've moved it.  Besides, it's not just business when folks take money out of your back pocket, it's pretty darned personal, imo.   ::MonkeyNoNo::
http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=12938.0
MasterCard, VISA Warn of Processor Breach

Thanks for the info.  The bank fraud division must really be watching because all the odd charges were today. They cancelled my card immediately but people living paycheck to paycheck would really be in trouble if that money was taken out of their account for 7 - 10 days.
4Donks, that is so true.  I know with helping Connie and Mom with medicines, that buys lots of them.  I would be hurtin for certain.  Just so glad the bank was keeping a watchful eye.
 :smt100
Good morning everyone.
Have a blessed day!
 ::HelloKitty::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: 4 Donks on April 03, 2012, 11:13:43 AM
 ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: I have the truck back. ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::

I have a temporary bank card. ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::

I did  a rant at the bank manager that didn't do any good but made me feel better  ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: cadillac on April 03, 2012, 11:14:40 AM
::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: I have the truck back. ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::

I have a temporary bank card. ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::

I did  a rant at the bank manager that didn't do any good but made me feel better  ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::

Got chocolate??


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on April 03, 2012, 12:26:07 PM
::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: I have the truck back. ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::

I have a temporary bank card. ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::

I did  a rant at the bank manager that didn't do any good but made me feel better  ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::

ranting is good for the spirit!
 ::MonkeyJnBox::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: 4 Donks on April 03, 2012, 01:02:26 PM
::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: I have the truck back. ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::

I have a temporary bank card. ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::

I did  a rant at the bank manager that didn't do any good but made me feel better  ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::

ranting is good for the spirit!
 ::MonkeyJnBox::

Well hell's bells....Charges are still coming through on that cancelled card. The fraud division said that these charges were in the system and there will probably be more coming. ::MonkeyMad:: I now am an international charger...Great Britain, France and So.America.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: CasuallyCool on April 03, 2012, 01:15:39 PM
"...blew out a flip flop..."  lalalala

...so I'm stuck wearing hippie Birkenstocks.  Sister, you can you this photo to your foot fetish collection.   ::MonkeyJnBox:: ::MonkeyJnBox::

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/a2de2c33.jpg)


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: CasuallyCool on April 03, 2012, 01:36:16 PM
JSM's sister's chocolate chip cheese cake squares.  Only 20,000 calories each.  Stop me before I eat again.   ::CowboySmiley::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: CasuallyCool on April 03, 2012, 01:36:44 PM
JSM's sister's chocolate chip cheese cake squares.  Only 20,000 calories each.  Stop me before I eat again.   ::CowboySmiley::

Ooops...

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/94ecac63.jpg)


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: BabsKats on April 03, 2012, 02:03:38 PM
CC  -----------TORNADO WARNING -------- issued for Dallas Co., Twister down maybe in Tarrant & Johnson Co..................Head for the closet!!!!!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on April 03, 2012, 02:41:54 PM
Be safe Texas monkeys, will catch up with y'all when I get home.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Brandi on April 03, 2012, 02:57:06 PM
Be safe Texas monkeys, will catch up with y'all when I get home.

Please be careful and safe, TX monkeys!

Just watched live coverage of the tornado in SE Dallas area on the Weather Channel.

Semi-trucks were thrown about and some landed on roofs!

Scary, scary.

Be careful!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: BabsKats on April 03, 2012, 02:57:42 PM
JSM where's CC.........They are saying nearing Irving?


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: MuffyBee on April 03, 2012, 02:58:39 PM
http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/03/11003782-tremendous-damage-as-2-twisters-reportedly-touch-down-in-dallas-area
At least two tornadoes appear to have touched down in areas around Dallas on Tuesday, NBC News reported.

With the storms still moving through the area, at least four homes were were damaged or destroyed, NBCDFW.com reported.

"This is a serious situation," the NBC affiliate reported over the air, as meteorologists showed live footage of "debris balls" in Dallas and Tarrant counties.

Live video showed a huge funnel cloud moving through a populated area as flashes of exploding power lines lit the sky.

Other video showed large trucks being flung through the air. "There's lots of 18-wheelers," said an NBCDFW correspondent near Arlington. "I've never seen this before."
 ::snipping2::

(http://m.static.newsvine.com/servista/imagesizer?file=miguel-llanosBC4D7D0D-BD63-4994-56D0-B830A6AF0CDE.jpg&width=600)
This funnel was tracking near Dallas on Tuesday.   NBCDFW.com

Also video at link





Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: BabsKats on April 03, 2012, 03:00:03 PM
It really ripped up Arlington, Hope you are watching JSM, they are clearing the kids in Irving school dist.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: BabsKats on April 03, 2012, 03:03:02 PM
We have a spinner up here also, looks to be about 20 miles west of me........of course we aren't getting any news for our area, I'm about 40 miles west of Dallas, its definitly nasty.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: MuffyBee on April 03, 2012, 03:08:24 PM
We have a spinner up here also, looks to be about 20 miles west of me........of course we aren't getting any news for our area, I'm about 40 miles west of Dallas, its definitly nasty.

Stay safe, Babs.  I've got family near Waxie, Waco & Hillsboro so I've been trying to find out news.  Not much right now, except that msnbc article I posted up thread.  I check www.wunderground.com, too.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: MuffyBee on April 03, 2012, 03:11:26 PM
http://www.nbcdfw.com/weather/stories/Severe-Storms-Building-to-the-West-145934445.html
Live: 2 Tornadoes Touch Down in DFW
Tornado Emergencies issued in DFW

Updated 2:01

Severe storms in the Metroplex spawned at least two tornadoes that injured several people, damaged homes and tossed big-rigs into the air.

At 2 p.m., the Tarrant County tornado is tracking directly toward DFW International Airport. Passengers and employees have been advised to seek shelter immediately.

Johnson, Tarrant County Tornado

At about 12:45 p.m., rotation was spotted near the northeast section of Johnson County as the storm moved north toward Burleson. Considerable damage to at least four homes has been reported in the wake of the storm.

That cell moved northeast into southern and eastern Tarrant County toward Mansfield and southwest Arlington.  NBC 5 stormspotter Marin Licious said the funnel cloud had touched down in Rendon near Farm-to-Market Road 1187.
At 1:17 p.m., the rotation was spotted near Rendon and Mansfield heading north toward southwest Arlington.

At 1:31 p.m., the rotation was near the intersection of state Highway 287 and Interstate 20 and moving north to the northeast.

At 1:36 p.m., the tornado was headed toward UTA, Pantego, Dalworthington Gardens and west and north Arlington.

At 1:54 p.m., as the storm began to pass over I-30 near Six Flags it began to again form a hook echo and stabilize.  It was tracking toward Euless and DFW International Airport where passengers and employees have been advised to seek shelter.

A tornado emergency has been declared for this storm. Anyone in the path of this storm is advised to seek shelter immediately.

Dallas, Ellis County Tornado

Just before 1 p.m., a second tornado was spotted in Ellis County near Ovilla headed north into DeSoto.  At 1:09 p.m. the hoook echo was spotted over Glenn Heights.  At 1:11 p.m. the rain-wrapped tornado was spotted by Chopper 5 moving into southern Dallas County.

Red Oak police said the tornado touched down on the ground off of Ovilla Road and Interstate 35 in the Harmony neighborhood.

In Lancaster, cars were overturned and roofs ripped from homes near Wintergreen and Roan.  NBC 5's Ken Kalthoff said some people were injured and that people stumbled from their homes confused and scared following the storm.

At 1:23 p.m., the tornado is east of I-35 and tracking north toward the city of Dallas.

At 1:34 p.m., 18-wheelers were seen being thrown into the air by the tornado near I-20 and Interstate 45.

A tornado emergency has been declared for south Dallas County. Anyone in the path of this storm is advised to seek shelter immediately.

According to Oncor, there are about 25,000 customers in DFW without power at 2 p.m.
More...
Photos and videos at link
Am reading the comments too


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: MuffyBee on April 03, 2012, 03:14:31 PM


http://www.nbcdfw.com/weather/stories/Severe-Storms-Building-to-the-West-145934445.html
From Comments
Randall Garlington · Lead Meteorologist at Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc.
Looks like at least F2 damage over there in Lancaster and Wilmer-Hutchins. Cell moving north of Arlington has lost tornadic signature and looks like it could be putting out some large hail. More cells building well south of Cleburne looks like a supercell.




Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 03, 2012, 03:16:46 PM
::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: I have the truck back. ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::

I have a temporary bank card. ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::

I did  a rant at the bank manager that didn't do any good but made me feel better  ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::

ranting is good for the spirit!
 ::MonkeyJnBox::

Well hell's bells....Charges are still coming through on that cancelled card. The fraud division said that these charges were in the system and there will probably be more coming. ::MonkeyMad:: I now am an international charger...Great Britain, France and So.America.

You did check the donks and made sure they didn't have their passports, didn't you?

 ::MonkeyEek::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 03, 2012, 03:17:52 PM
"...blew out a flip flop..."  lalalala

...so I'm stuck wearing hippie Birkenstocks.  Sister, you can you this photo to your foot fetish collection.   ::MonkeyJnBox:: ::MonkeyJnBox::

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/a2de2c33.jpg)

JSM, you need a shave.

 ::MonkeyEek::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 03, 2012, 03:20:28 PM
JSM's sister's chocolate chip cheese cake squares.  Only 20,000 calories each.  Stop me before I eat again.   ::CowboySmiley::

Ooops...

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/94ecac63.jpg)

I hope when we place an order, they won't be shipped from your apartment.  The boxes will either be empty or there will be pastries with bites out of them.

 ::MonkeyJnBox::




Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 03, 2012, 03:22:54 PM
Be safe Texas monkeys, will catch up with y'all when I get home.

I heard it on a TV I passed while I was out and was thinking of you.

If Trimmy blows by, please reach out and grab her.

 ::crymonkey2::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: MuffyBee on April 03, 2012, 03:24:52 PM
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57408772/tornadoes-roll-through-dallas-fort-worth-area/
Tornadoes roll through Dallas-Fort Worth area
(CBS/AP) BURLESON, Texas - The National Weather Service says tornadoes have touched down in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and there is at least one report of damage.

Weather service advisories issued Tuesday said storm spotters and radar revealed separate tornadoes south of Dallas and Fort Worth. The weather service says the tornado south of Fort Worth caused "considerable damage" near Cleburne.

Local television footage shows a large funnel cloud on the ground near Interstate 35 south of Dallas. The weather service says the "large and extremely dangerous" tornado was near Lancaster about 20 miles south of Dallas and moving north.

The weather service is also reporting other developing tornadoes as a band of severe storms moves through the area.

A tornado watch is in effect for most of the counties in north Texas.

Executive director of Johnson County Emergency Services, Mike Johnson, reported that he could see a funnel cloud close to the Joshua, Cleburne border, according to CBS affiliate KTVT Dallas.
 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: BabsKats on April 03, 2012, 03:26:19 PM
http://www.nbcdfw.com/weather/stories/Severe-Storms-Building-to-the-West-145934445.html
Live: 2 Tornadoes Touch Down in DFW
Tornado Emergencies issued in DFW

Updated 2:01

Severe storms in the Metroplex spawned at least two tornadoes that injured several people, damaged homes and tossed big-rigs into the air.

At 2 p.m., the Tarrant County tornado is tracking directly toward DFW International Airport. Passengers and employees have been advised to seek shelter immediately.

Johnson, Tarrant County Tornado

At about 12:45 p.m., rotation was spotted near the northeast section of Johnson County as the storm moved north toward Burleson. Considerable damage to at least four homes has been reported in the wake of the storm.

That cell moved northeast into southern and eastern Tarrant County toward Mansfield and southwest Arlington.  NBC 5 stormspotter Marin Licious said the funnel cloud had touched down in Rendon near Farm-to-Market Road 1187.
At 1:17 p.m., the rotation was spotted near Rendon and Mansfield heading north toward southwest Arlington.

At 1:31 p.m., the rotation was near the intersection of state Highway 287 and Interstate 20 and moving north to the northeast.

At 1:36 p.m., the tornado was headed toward UTA, Pantego, Dalworthington Gardens and west and north Arlington.

At 1:54 p.m., as the storm began to pass over I-30 near Six Flags it began to again form a hook echo and stabilize.  It was tracking toward Euless and DFW International Airport where passengers and employees have been advised to seek shelter.

A tornado emergency has been declared for this storm. Anyone in the path of this storm is advised to seek shelter immediately.

Dallas, Ellis County Tornado

Just before 1 p.m., a second tornado was spotted in Ellis County near Ovilla headed north into DeSoto.  At 1:09 p.m. the hoook echo was spotted over Glenn Heights.  At 1:11 p.m. the rain-wrapped tornado was spotted by Chopper 5 moving into southern Dallas County.

Red Oak police said the tornado touched down on the ground off of Ovilla Road and Interstate 35 in the Harmony neighborhood.

In Lancaster, cars were overturned and roofs ripped from homes near Wintergreen and Roan.  NBC 5's Ken Kalthoff said some people were injured and that people stumbled from their homes confused and scared following the storm.

At 1:23 p.m., the tornado is east of I-35 and tracking north toward the city of Dallas.

At 1:34 p.m., 18-wheelers were seen being thrown into the air by the tornado near I-20 and Interstate 45.

A tornado emergency has been declared for south Dallas County. Anyone in the path of this storm is advised to seek shelter immediately.

According to Oncor, there are about 25,000 customers in DFW without power at 2 p.m.
More...
Photos and videos at link
Am reading the comments too

I'm really worried about JSM & CC, twister headed right towards DFW/Irving, CC please do what JSM told you and get down to the clubhouse.........!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 03, 2012, 03:27:31 PM


Praying for all of you and your loved ones that you are all safe!

 ::MonkeyAngel::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: BabsKats on April 03, 2012, 03:28:07 PM
GE please check in......shes up just west of there today also...........


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: BabsKats on April 03, 2012, 03:30:55 PM
Muffy, there are several storms coming up from the Waco, Waxi area but they don't look to be blowing up till they get just north of there, I'm keeping an eye out for you, our coverage normally covers Waco also.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 03, 2012, 03:31:28 PM
GE please check in......shes up just west of there today also...........

Can you call her, Babs?

 ::MonkeyAngel::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: BabsKats on April 03, 2012, 03:39:18 PM
Looks as though JSM & CC are somewhat clear, the storm has moved north of their area and haven't heard any reports of damage.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: MuffyBee on April 03, 2012, 03:40:23 PM
Muffy, there are several storms coming up from the Waco, Waxi area but they don't look to be blowing up till they get just north of there, I'm keeping an eye out for you, our coverage normally covers Waco also.

Thank you Babs.  I've got family in east Texas too, so maybe I need to look and see where all these storms are going.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: grace-land on April 03, 2012, 03:41:38 PM
live reporting for Dallas area!

http://www.nbcdfw.com/weather/stories/Severe-Storms-Building-to-the-West-145934445.html


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: 4 Donks on April 03, 2012, 03:44:37 PM
Praying for all Texas monkeys...be safe and take shelter.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Brandi on April 03, 2012, 03:49:05 PM
live reporting for Dallas area!

http://www.nbcdfw.com/weather/stories/Severe-Storms-Building-to-the-West-145934445.html


Also here: http://www.weather.com/tv/tvshows/Livestream

Been watching this stream for quite a while.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: MuffyBee on April 03, 2012, 03:51:34 PM
live reporting for Dallas area!

http://www.nbcdfw.com/weather/stories/Severe-Storms-Building-to-the-West-145934445.html


Also here: http://www.weather.com/tv/tvshows/Livestream

Been watching this stream for quite a while.

Thank you!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: BabsKats on April 03, 2012, 04:00:39 PM
GE please check in......shes up just west of there today also...........

Can you call her, Babs?

 ::MonkeyAngel::


GE's at the Drs. w/hubs, I'm going to text her in a few minutes if I don't hear from her.



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Northern Rose on April 03, 2012, 04:03:06 PM
Texas Storm Chasers ‏ @TxStormChasers
REPORTED TORNADO ON THE GROUND in Addison. Seek shelter NOW. #fb

https://twitter.com/#!/TxStormChasers (https://twitter.com/#!/TxStormChasers)

Brooke Thomas ‏ @BrookeOnAir

Stay Safe! RT @roncorning: NEW TORNADO WARNING FOR DALLAS & TARRANT CO. ARLINGTON, NEW CELL HEADED YOUR WAY via @DFW_ALERTS.

https://twitter.com/#!/BrookeOnAir (https://twitter.com/#!/BrookeOnAir)


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Northern Rose on April 03, 2012, 04:08:17 PM
Pete Delkus ‏ @wfaaweather
A possible rain-wrapped tornado is developing over Arlington. These are hard to see - seek shelter and stay there!

https://twitter.com/#!/wfaaweather (https://twitter.com/#!/wfaaweather)

WFAA-TV Weather ‏ @wfaaweathertoo
Possible tornado on the ground in Addison moving up the Dallas North Tollway. This will be headed toward Plano and Allen. -cc

https://twitter.com/#!/wfaaweathertoo (https://twitter.com/#!/wfaaweathertoo)


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Northern Rose on April 03, 2012, 04:11:41 PM
(http://yfrog.com/kinfneyj:iphone)


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: BabsKats on April 03, 2012, 04:17:42 PM
Pete Delkus ‏ @wfaaweather
A possible rain-wrapped tornado is developing over Arlington. These are hard to see - seek shelter and stay there!

https://twitter.com/#!/wfaaweather (https://twitter.com/#!/wfaaweather)

WFAA-TV Weather ‏ @wfaaweathertoo
Possible tornado on the ground in Addison moving up the Dallas North Tollway. This will be headed toward Plano and Allen. -cc

https://twitter.com/#!/wfaaweathertoo (https://twitter.com/#!/wfaaweathertoo)
My favorite weatherman - Pete - he's been on the air ....... Yes, they have called another warning.  They aren't releasing  the kids from any of the schools, telling parents not to bother trying to get to the schools, they are in lock down indefinitly. 

Almost ready to say would rather be back in shake & bake country, 60 years of living with earthquakes aren't near as scary as waiting & watching for these tornadoes.  Least with a quake you aren't sitting -watching & waiting!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: BabsKats on April 03, 2012, 04:21:27 PM
GE's home and safe, had a miserable drive home but all is well.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Brandi on April 03, 2012, 04:23:57 PM
GE's home and safe, had a miserable drive home but all is well.

Thanks, Babs!

 ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on April 03, 2012, 05:33:49 PM
Thanks Babs, I think I have everybody called, emailed. What a day.  ::MonkeyEek:: What a drive home from the doctor with hubs.  Maybe it was a good thing he couldn't see well or he would have been yelling all the way home. Prayers for all the Monkeys in the storms paths.   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: BabsKats on April 03, 2012, 05:40:53 PM
Thanks Babs, I think I have everybody called, emailed. What a day.  ::MonkeyEek:: What a drive home from the doctor with hubs.  Maybe it was a good thing he couldn't see well or he would have been yelling all the way home. Prayers for all the Monkeys in the storms paths.   ::MonkeyAngel::
What an exhausting day, eh GE........Looks like another huge one hitting Greenville right now, guess N. Texas is going to be at the top of the News this evening! 

Thanks for all the concern everyone, I'm going to brave the elements and head for Wally's!  Our Wally's has lost its roof twice that I know of over the years but they are saying we are clear over here on the west side!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on April 03, 2012, 07:50:52 PM
Thanks for the prayers monkeys. We are fine, I was worried about CC, the tornado was coming toward the apartment. Missed the hospital, we walked out  and took vids of it coming towards CC. Had a Code Black at the hospital, so when we came back inside they told us to go to the cafeteria  ::MonkeyCool:: NOPE, we went back to "work" Then the storm split again and got more rain. Patton was at daycare, they moved all the dogs in the middle cages and made sure he was not in danger. They told me if it got really bad, they would have put him in the bathroom with the employees. Praying for all of you and I am going to catch up tomorrow.

Love, hugs and especially prayers for you all.

JSM


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Brandi on April 03, 2012, 07:59:43 PM
Thanks for the prayers monkeys. We are fine, I was worried about CC, the tornado was coming toward the apartment. Missed the hospital, we walked out  and took vids of it coming towards CC. Had a Code Black at the hospital, so when we came back inside they told us to go to the cafeteria  ::MonkeyCool:: NOPE, we went back to "work" Then the storm split again and got more rain. Patton was at daycare, they moved all the dogs in the middle cages and made sure he was not in danger. They told me if it got really bad, they would have put him in the bathroom with the employees. Praying for all of you and I am going to catch up tomorrow.

Love, hugs and especially prayers for you all.

JSM

Just glad all our Texas monkey friends are safe!

Was a terrifying afternoon.

 ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: MuffyBee on April 03, 2012, 08:17:34 PM


(http://i.imgur.com/k8xXc.jpg)
CC's Texas Footwear


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: BabsKats on April 03, 2012, 08:45:40 PM


(http://i.imgur.com/k8xXc.jpg)
CC's Texas Footwear

Muffy, right down to the hairy legs.......love em!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: theboyzmom on April 03, 2012, 09:00:13 PM
Been out an about all day but was watching the news. Glad to hear that they TX monkeys are safe!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: CasuallyCool on April 03, 2012, 09:49:27 PM
Muffy - love the Texas sandals.  Was gonna go look for some today but my friend Melissa told me to turn around and head home cuase of the storms.

would post some vids if I had a youtube accoutn and knew how to post them.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: MuffyBee on April 03, 2012, 09:58:56 PM
Muffy - love the Texas sandals.  Was gonna go look for some today but my friend Melissa told me to turn around and head home cuase of the storms.

would post some vids if I had a youtube accoutn and knew how to post them.


I'm glad you heeded your friends advice and cancelled your shopping trip.  No telling what could have happened if you hadn't.   ::MonkeyNoNo::  You have video footage?  That would be something to see! 


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: cookie on April 03, 2012, 11:01:30 PM
Glad that the Texas monkeys are safe! Our kids who live in Texas are  all safe thank goodness!


Muffy...funny sandals lol.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: CasuallyCool on April 04, 2012, 08:01:34 AM
If anyone has a throw away email address and knows how to post vids I'll forward the storm vids I took yesterday


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: can on April 04, 2012, 08:05:24 AM
Good morning!

Glad to hear our monkeys are safe!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: theboyzmom on April 04, 2012, 09:09:12 AM
If anyone has a throw away email address and knows how to post vids I'll forward the storm vids I took yesterday

I can do it for ya - ckg2472-sm@yahoo.com


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: theboyzmom on April 04, 2012, 09:39:14 AM
Here is the first of CC's videos

http://youtu.be/Ba0NxdyppHg


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: theboyzmom on April 04, 2012, 09:48:29 AM
Here are a couple more:

http://youtu.be/ATiGh0TQKwc

http://youtu.be/vpH_gA_4ha8


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: MuffyBee on April 04, 2012, 09:56:37 AM
Thanks for sharing the videos CC and thank you for posting them TBM. ::bee::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: theboyzmom on April 04, 2012, 10:00:43 AM
Ok - that did not work - I have never figured out how to embed videos!

I am trying again - Could a mod get rid of the first one? Thanks! Done.  MB

http://youtu.be/0RcqFE0dPvs


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on April 04, 2012, 11:30:16 AM
Thanks for posting the videos TBM and thanks CC for sharing them. 

It sure was a wild day yesterday. Glad everybody was safe. So far I haven't heard any news of anyone being seriously hurt yesterday so that's wonderful. Prayers for all the families that lost their homes.

Muffy hope all your family made it thru without getting hurt.



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Post by: CasuallyCool on April 04, 2012, 11:39:12 AM
Ok - that did not work - I have never figured out how to embed videos!

I am trying again - Could a mod get rid of the first one? Thanks! Done.  MB

http://youtu.be/0RcqFE0dPvs

Thanks for posting TBM. 

The girl in this vid is our 2nd floor neighbor and friend, Melissa.  We were on our way to Wally World for me to buy new sandals and got about 3 blocks from home when she got really scared, turned on the radio, and heard that a tornado was heading straight towards us.  She then made me drive back home and a babysat her for the duration of the storm.  My first tornado party!!!


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Post by: cookie on April 04, 2012, 01:00:04 PM
Glad that everyone is safe!


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Post by: CasuallyCool on April 04, 2012, 01:42:27 PM
Prayers for all monkeys in need.

New sandals, plus another photo for Sister's feet collection.   ::MonkeyJnBox:: ::MonkeyJnBox::

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/4fa08143.jpg)

I think JSM better move her car.   ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide::

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/4c557cef.jpg)


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Post by: MuffyBee on April 04, 2012, 01:50:18 PM
Thanks for posting the videos TBM and thanks CC for sharing them. 

It sure was a wild day yesterday. Glad everybody was safe. So far I haven't heard any news of anyone being seriously hurt yesterday so that's wonderful. Prayers for all the families that lost their homes.

Muffy hope all your family made it thru without getting hurt.



Thank you Green Eyes. 
All my relatives in the Dallas area came through with no injuries or property damage, but I have a nephew in Tyler whose home was struck by lightning.  It fried eight breakers, the a/c unit and a tv set, but there was no fire and fortunately no injuries.  My nephew, his wife and their 5 year old son and two year old daughter were all at home at the time and they said the big bang was really frightening, but are of course happy they're all okay.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 04, 2012, 02:06:39 PM
Muffy - love the Texas sandals.  Was gonna go look for some today but my friend Melissa told me to turn around and head home cuase of the storms.

would post some vids if I had a youtube accoutn and knew how to post them.


I'm glad you heeded your friends advice and cancelled your shopping trip.  No telling what could have happened if you hadn't.   ::MonkeyNoNo::  You have video footage?  That would be something to see! 

 ::rhino::

What the bee said.

 ::bee::



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Post by: Bearlyhere on April 04, 2012, 02:11:36 PM
Good morning!

Glad to hear our monkeys are safe!

You and me both, Can.  Wore my rug out pacing the floor.

 ::MonkeyEek::

Good afternoon to you and all the monkeys and our guests.

 ::teddybear::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 04, 2012, 02:27:23 PM
Thanks for sharing the videos CC and thank you for posting them TBM. ::bee::

 ::rhino:: ::MonkeyEek:: ::MonkeyShocked::



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Post by: cookie on April 04, 2012, 02:28:36 PM
Cc..you are a riot lol...


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Post by: cookie on April 04, 2012, 02:29:26 PM
Cc..you are a riot lol...


About the license plate and the monkey flip flops...


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Post by: Green Eyes on April 04, 2012, 04:52:40 PM
Thanks for posting the videos TBM and thanks CC for sharing them. 

It sure was a wild day yesterday. Glad everybody was safe. So far I haven't heard any news of anyone being seriously hurt yesterday so that's wonderful. Prayers for all the families that lost their homes.

Muffy hope all your family made it thru without getting hurt.



Thank you Green Eyes. 
All my relatives in the Dallas area came through with no injuries or property damage, but I have a nephew in Tyler whose home was struck by lightning.  It fried eight breakers, the a/c unit and a tv set, but there was no fire and fortunately no injuries.  My nephew, his wife and their 5 year old son and two year old daughter were all at home at the time and they said the big bang was really frightening, but are of course happy they're all okay.

Muffy glad to hear the families that live in the Dallas area are all okay. Sorry to hear about the nephew. That's scary. Sorry they lost their a/c and TV. But glad they are alright.


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Post by: Bearlyhere on April 04, 2012, 05:59:18 PM
Thanks for posting the videos TBM and thanks CC for sharing them.  

It sure was a wild day yesterday. Glad everybody was safe. So far I haven't heard any news of anyone being seriously hurt yesterday so that's wonderful. Prayers for all the families that lost their homes.

Muffy hope all your family made it thru without getting hurt.



Thank you Green Eyes.  
All my relatives in the Dallas area came through with no injuries or property damage, but I have a nephew in Tyler whose home was struck by lightning.  It fried eight breakers, the a/c unit and a tv set, but there was no fire and fortunately no injuries.  My nephew, his wife and their 5 year old son and two year old daughter were all at home at the time and they said the big bang was really frightening, but are of course happy they're all okay.

I am so sorry, Muffy, lightening strikes are really loud.

I am glad the people we knew so far have come out okay.  My heart goes out to those who have had injuries or damage during the storms.

 ::MonkeyAngel::



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Post by: theboyzmom on April 04, 2012, 09:18:06 PM
Thanks for posting the videos TBM and thanks CC for sharing them.  

It sure was a wild day yesterday. Glad everybody was safe. So far I haven't heard any news of anyone being seriously hurt yesterday so that's wonderful. Prayers for all the families that lost their homes.

Muffy hope all your family made it thru without getting hurt.



Thank you Green Eyes.  
All my relatives in the Dallas area came through with no injuries or property damage, but I have a nephew in Tyler whose home was struck by lightning.  It fried eight breakers, the a/c unit and a tv set, but there was no fire and fortunately no injuries.  My nephew, his wife and their 5 year old son and two year old daughter were all at home at the time and they said the big bang was really frightening, but are of course happy they're all okay.

I am so sorry, Muffy, lightening strikes are really loud.

I am glad the people we knew so far have come out okay.  My heart goes out to those who have had injuries or damage during the storms.

 ::MonkeyAngel::



I am glad they are all safe. I remember when I was a kid and a storm came through at night. Mom and I were sitting at the kitchen table and lightening hit the antenna outside the window. We about peed in our pants!


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Post by: MuffyBee on April 04, 2012, 09:46:48 PM
Just a quick note about lightning strikes... I was told by a firefighter to be sure to call them if you think your home may have been hit by lightning.  Even if you're not sure it was hit by lightning and you can't see anything, call them. Don't go back to bed!  This article explains it.  About two years ago, one of my neighbors heard a loud boom during a thunderstorm, so they got out of bed, looked around and went back to sleep.  About a half hour later, the house was engulfed in smoke and flames.  They got out of the house,  but the house was a total loss.  Firemen can use thermal guns (imaging) to check the walls for heat, they can go up in the attic and etc. 


http://www.homesecuritysource.com/blogs/what-to-do-to-protect-your-home-from-lighting.aspx
What to do to Protect Your Home from Lightning
 ::snipping2::
Most modern homes are built to absorb lightning strikes, but the typical lightning bolt is extremely hot at up to 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit. So if your home is hit by lightning there is a very good chance of a fire. And sometimes fires are not immediately obvious. Roofing and building material can smolder before turning into full blown flames. If your house has been hit by lightning (you should know because most people report a very loud booming sound) you should immediately take the following steps:

• Get everyone out the house.

• Call the fire department – firefighters should be able to determine if there is a chance of fire even if there are no flames or smoke.


• After you call the fire department, call a licensed electrician to get your house a full electrical check-up.

Things that you can do ahead of time to protect your house include the following:

• Unplug your appliances and electronics when there is a storm nearby.

• Install surge protectors to help protect your electronics from power surges.

• Install a lightning protection system for your home. This includes a lightning rod on your roof that gives the lightning a path to follow to the ground rather than passing through the house and its wiring.

• Install a whole-house surge protector on your electric meter or electrical panel. This can be done by your electric company or a licensed electrician. This protects your home wiring and all of the appliances and electronics.
More...


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on April 05, 2012, 11:10:51 AM
Good morning everyone.
May your day be filled with blessings.
 ::HelloKitty::


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Post by: cookie on April 05, 2012, 12:56:58 PM
You too Sister...

Waiting on hubs who is flying back to me ....


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on April 05, 2012, 03:01:07 PM
Good News Monkeys  ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::

I just heard from Trimm. She is alright. She ask that I tell you all she is okay and misses you all. She will be back once things settle down. She is still fighting the jerk neighbors and still waiting for hubs settlement. BUT SHE IS OK. ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: 4 Donks on April 05, 2012, 03:08:31 PM
Good News Monkeys  ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::

I just heard from Trimm. She is alright. She ask that I tell you all she is okay and misses you all. She will be back once things settle down. She is still fighting the jerk neighbors and still waiting for hubs settlement. BUT SHE IS OK. ::MonkeyAngel::

 ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: Great News  ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::


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Post by: Sister on April 05, 2012, 03:34:41 PM
Good News Monkeys  ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::

I just heard from Trimm. She is alright. She ask that I tell you all she is okay and misses you all. She will be back once things settle down. She is still fighting the jerk neighbors and still waiting for hubs settlement. BUT SHE IS OK. ::MonkeyAngel::
Thank God!  an answer to prayer!  What a relief!  Thank you GE for conveying this most awesome message!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: cookie on April 05, 2012, 03:40:40 PM
Great news G E!


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Post by: MuffyBee on April 05, 2012, 04:53:44 PM
Good News Monkeys  ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::

I just heard from Trimm. She is alright. She ask that I tell you all she is okay and misses you all. She will be back once things settle down. She is still fighting the jerk neighbors and still waiting for hubs settlement. BUT SHE IS OK. ::MonkeyAngel::


 ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::  Thank goodness she's okay!  And thanks to Green Eyes too for bringing the message ::MonkeyCheer4:: !!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 05, 2012, 04:57:28 PM
Good News Monkeys  ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::

I just heard from Trimm. She is alright. She ask that I tell you all she is okay and misses you all. She will be back once things settle down. She is still fighting the jerk neighbors and still waiting for hubs settlement. BUT SHE IS OK. ::MonkeyAngel::


           ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2::
                          ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2::
                                         ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2::
                                                        ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2::
                                                                       ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2::
                                                                               ::MonkeyCheer2::



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Post by: theboyzmom on April 05, 2012, 05:11:43 PM
Good News Monkeys  ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::

I just heard from Trimm. She is alright. She ask that I tell you all she is okay and misses you all. She will be back once things settle down. She is still fighting the jerk neighbors and still waiting for hubs settlement. BUT SHE IS OK. ::MonkeyAngel::

What good news to come home to! Thanks for letting us know.  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: CasuallyCool on April 05, 2012, 05:18:30 PM
TRIMM!!!   ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide::

TRIMM!!!   ::monkeywine2:: ::monkeywine2:: ::monkeywine2:: ::monkeywine2::

Don't want to jinx myself but had interview today at 1:00.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 05, 2012, 05:35:43 PM
TRIMM!!!   ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide::

TRIMM!!!   ::monkeywine2:: ::monkeywine2:: ::monkeywine2:: ::monkeywine2::

Don't want to jinx myself but had interview today at 1:00.

     (http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/Bearlyhere/Monkey%20Emoticons/Animation1-4.gif)



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: klaasend on April 05, 2012, 05:48:43 PM
Good News Monkeys  ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::

I just heard from Trimm. She is alright. She ask that I tell you all she is okay and misses you all. She will be back once things settle down. She is still fighting the jerk neighbors and still waiting for hubs settlement. BUT SHE IS OK. ::MonkeyAngel::

Just got home to this news!  AWESOME!  I'm so glad she is OK!   ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeySlide::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on April 05, 2012, 05:58:58 PM
TRIMM!!!   ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide::

TRIMM!!!   ::monkeywine2:: ::monkeywine2:: ::monkeywine2:: ::monkeywine2::

Don't want to jinx myself but had interview today at 1:00.

     (http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/Bearlyhere/Monkey%20Emoticons/Animation1-4.gif)



Me to Bearly   ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on April 05, 2012, 06:02:06 PM
Yes it is great news.  ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: Sister it is a prayer answered. It's a great day.  ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: can on April 05, 2012, 07:10:26 PM
Good News Monkeys  ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::

I just heard from Trimm. She is alright. She ask that I tell you all she is okay and misses you all. She will be back once things settle down. She is still fighting the jerk neighbors and still waiting for hubs settlement. BUT SHE IS OK. ::MonkeyAngel::


           ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2::
                          ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2::
                                         ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2::
                                                        ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2::
                                                                       ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2::
                                                                               ::MonkeyCheer2::



Hallelujah! 


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: can on April 05, 2012, 07:11:54 PM
Thanks for the good news, GE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Brandi on April 05, 2012, 07:41:48 PM
Good News Monkeys  ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::

I just heard from Trimm. She is alright. She ask that I tell you all she is okay and misses you all. She will be back once things settle down. She is still fighting the jerk neighbors and still waiting for hubs settlement. BUT SHE IS OK. ::MonkeyAngel::

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Image104.png)

GREAT NEWS, indeed!

Hope she's back by the summer!

We miss you, Trimm!!!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: klaasend on April 05, 2012, 08:06:25 PM
 ::piggy::

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Peeps-Fondue

How to Make Peeps Fondue

Edited byMaluniu and 3 others

(http://pad3.whstatic.com/images/thumb/7/7b/Make-Peeps-Fondue-Intro.jpg/629px-Make-Peeps-Fondue-Intro.jpg)


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: grace-land on April 06, 2012, 12:53:08 AM
Yuuummmmmy!  Peeps and hot chocolate!    ::MonkeyDance::  ::piggy::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: KittyMom on April 06, 2012, 12:54:20 AM
Good News Monkeys  ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::

I just heard from Trimm. She is alright. She ask that I tell you all she is okay and misses you all. She will be back once things settle down. She is still fighting the jerk neighbors and still waiting for hubs settlement. BUT SHE IS OK. ::MonkeyAngel::
Yipeeeeeee!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on April 06, 2012, 08:52:10 AM
Good News Monkeys  ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::

I just heard from Trimm. She is alright. She ask that I tell you all she is okay and misses you all. She will be back once things settle down. She is still fighting the jerk neighbors and still waiting for hubs settlement. BUT SHE IS OK. ::MonkeyAngel::
  ::MonkeyAngel::  ::MonkeySlide::  ::MonkeyFootball::  ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyDance::

So glad to know Trimm is okay!!!! Thank you for letting us know GE!!!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on April 06, 2012, 08:54:17 AM
Morning Monkeys, prayers and blessings to all. Been really busy at work. Hopefully after I get my hair done today, I can come back and get caught up in the cage.

I am so happy to hear Trimm is okay!!!! Prayers are answered.

Prayers for those in need!!!!

Love and Hugs JSM


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on April 06, 2012, 10:16:21 AM
Morning Monkeys, prayers and blessings to all. Been really busy at work. Hopefully after I get my hair done today, I can come back and get caught up in the cage.

I am so happy to hear Trimm is okay!!!! Prayers are answered.

Prayers for those in need!!!!

Love and Hugs JSM
Yes, what a wonderful blessing to know Trimmy is ok.
Have a wonderful pampering day JSM.
This is one of my busiest weekends -- everyone be blessed and give thanks!
 ::HelloKitty::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: CasuallyCool on April 06, 2012, 01:57:22 PM
JSM balancing a draddle on her head during the vernal equinox.   ::MonkeyShovel:: ::MonkeyShovel::

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/be80f307.jpg)


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: cookie on April 06, 2012, 03:30:48 PM
Cool.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on April 06, 2012, 05:43:52 PM
JSM balancing a draddle on her head during the vernal equinox.   ::MonkeyShovel:: ::MonkeyShovel::

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/be80f307.jpg)
oh for pete's sake
 ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on April 06, 2012, 06:28:01 PM
JSM balancing a draddle on her head during the vernal equinox.   ::MonkeyShovel:: ::MonkeyShovel::

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/be80f307.jpg)


OH CC  ::MonkeyHaHa:: ::MonkeyHaHa:: You are such a joker ::MonkeyHaHa:: ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on April 06, 2012, 06:31:05 PM
Sister I was so excited to hear from Trimm yesterday I forgot to give you a message from her. She ask me to tell you she is still praying for you and Connie. Hope you have a wonderful Easter.  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on April 06, 2012, 08:33:46 PM
Sister I was so excited to hear from Trimm yesterday I forgot to give you a message from her. She ask me to tell you she is still praying for you and Connie. Hope you have a wonderful Easter.  ::MonkeyAngel::
I am so humbled . . . if you talk with her again, please tell her we have been praying so much for her and her family as well.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on April 06, 2012, 08:34:39 PM
Sister I was so excited to hear from Trimm yesterday I forgot to give you a message from her. She ask me to tell you she is still praying for you and Connie. Hope you have a wonderful Easter.  ::MonkeyAngel::
I am so humbled . . . if you talk with her again, please tell her we have been praying so much for her and her family as well.
Oh yes, blessings to the messenger.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on April 07, 2012, 04:13:20 AM
Sister I was so excited to hear from Trimm yesterday I forgot to give you a message from her. She ask me to tell you she is still praying for you and Connie. Hope you have a wonderful Easter.  ::MonkeyAngel::
I am so humbled . . . if you talk with her again, please tell her we have been praying so much for her and her family as well.

I will be sure and tell her.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on April 07, 2012, 04:14:28 AM
Sister I was so excited to hear from Trimm yesterday I forgot to give you a message from her. She ask me to tell you she is still praying for you and Connie. Hope you have a wonderful Easter.  ::MonkeyAngel::
I am so humbled . . . if you talk with her again, please tell her we have been praying so much for her and her family as well.
Oh yes, blessings to the messenger.

Thank You Sister.  ::MonkeyKiss::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 07, 2012, 08:34:59 AM
Sister I was so excited to hear from Trimm yesterday I forgot to give you a message from her. She ask me to tell you she is still praying for you and Connie. Hope you have a wonderful Easter.  ::MonkeyAngel::
I am so humbled . . . if you talk with her again, please tell her we have been praying so much for her and her family as well.
Oh yes, blessings to the messenger.

Big squishy hugs for Green Eyes!

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/Bearlyhere/Smilies/hugs-216.gif)



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 07, 2012, 08:36:11 AM
Good morning, afternoon, evening, or night, Monkeys!  It's morning here, how 'bout a cuppa?

   (http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/Bearlyhere/Smilies/25zs5kj_th.gif)

There's plenty here, come on, grab a cup, you don't want to see me all caffeined up, trust me!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: theboyzmom on April 07, 2012, 08:56:16 AM
Good morning, afternoon, evening, or night, Monkeys!  It's morning here, how 'bout a cuppa?

   (http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/Bearlyhere/Smilies/25zs5kj_th.gif)

There's plenty here, come on, grab a cup, you don't want to see me all caffeined up, trust me!

I will take two please. Must save you from the over caffination!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Northern Rose on April 07, 2012, 10:52:38 AM
Good morning, afternoon, evening, or night, Monkeys!  It's morning here, how 'bout a cuppa?

   (http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/Bearlyhere/Smilies/25zs5kj_th.gif)

There's plenty here, come on, grab a cup, you don't want to see me all caffeined up, trust me!

You make special coffee.  Look what I got   ::MonkeyAngel::

(http://www.yowazzup.com/coffee/images/coffee-art-01_20070509.jpg)


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Post by: Bearlyhere on April 07, 2012, 11:38:14 AM
Good morning, afternoon, evening, or night, Monkeys!  It's morning here, how 'bout a cuppa?

   (http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/Bearlyhere/Smilies/25zs5kj_th.gif)

There's plenty here, come on, grab a cup, you don't want to see me all caffeined up, trust me!

I will take two please. Must save you from the over caffination!

Coming right up!

 ::MonkeySlide::



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Post by: Bearlyhere on April 07, 2012, 11:39:58 AM
Good morning, afternoon, evening, or night, Monkeys!  It's morning here, how 'bout a cuppa?

   (http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/Bearlyhere/Smilies/25zs5kj_th.gif)

There's plenty here, come on, grab a cup, you don't want to see me all caffeined up, trust me!

You make special coffee.  Look what I got   ::MonkeyAngel::

(http://www.yowazzup.com/coffee/images/coffee-art-01_20070509.jpg)

Very cool!

Hoppy Easter!!!

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/Bearlyhere/Monkey%20Emoticons/thmonkeyBunny.gif)



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Post by: Sister on April 07, 2012, 01:37:52 PM
Good morning, afternoon, evening, or night, Monkeys!  It's morning here, how 'bout a cuppa?

   (http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/Bearlyhere/Smilies/25zs5kj_th.gif)

There's plenty here, come on, grab a cup, you don't want to see me all caffeined up, trust me!

You make special coffee.  Look what I got   ::MonkeyAngel::

(http://www.yowazzup.com/coffee/images/coffee-art-01_20070509.jpg)

Very cool!

Hoppy Easter!!!

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/Bearlyhere/Monkey%20Emoticons/thmonkeyBunny.gif)


how sweet!
 ::MonkeyBath2::
 ::CowWave::


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Post by: Green Eyes on April 07, 2012, 04:09:34 PM
Good morning, afternoon, evening, or night, Monkeys!  It's morning here, how 'bout a cuppa?

   (http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/Bearlyhere/Smilies/25zs5kj_th.gif)

There's plenty here, come on, grab a cup, you don't want to see me all caffeined up, trust me!

You make special coffee.  Look what I got   ::MonkeyAngel::

(http://www.yowazzup.com/coffee/images/coffee-art-01_20070509.jpg)


Well dang it I missed the coffee party. ::MonkeyHaHa::  Hope everyone's having a wonderful Easter eve day. Busy getting ready for Easter Dinner and getting ready for grand kids to show up to dye eggs. The two oldest do it to make Grandma happy  ::MonkeyHaHa:: They tell me they are to old now.  ::MonkeyHaHa:: But as soon as I tell them I have the eggs and dye it's when can we do it..  ::MonkeyHaHa::


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Post by: Green Eyes on April 08, 2012, 03:29:58 AM
                                 HAPPY EASTER  
Wishing every one a wonderful day. May your day be filled with lots of moments of Joy and Love.

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Post by: Sister on April 08, 2012, 05:38:08 AM
                                 HAPPY EASTER  
Wishing every one a wonderful day. May your day be filled with lots of moments of Joy and Love.

(http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt305/greeneyes1949/1058279kdcazltqfr.gif)

Just beautiful!
Blessings to everyone!


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Post by: theboyzmom on April 08, 2012, 09:45:38 AM
Happy Easter to all! May your day be blessed!  ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: CasuallyCool on April 08, 2012, 11:51:23 AM
Happy Easter all!!!  Christ has risen!!!

Patton collected his share of eggs this morning.  Ruby was afraid of them.

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/00ae3094.jpg)


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Post by: Sister on April 08, 2012, 12:34:08 PM
Happy Easter all!!!  Christ has risen!!!

Patton collected his share of eggs this morning.  Ruby was afraid of them.

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/00ae3094.jpg)
So precious!
I am done preaching for the day -- 6:30 sunrise, 9:30 and 11 o'clock.
Headed to my Mom's in a bit -- then collapse.  I've been up since 2 this morning.
Praise God from whom all blessings flow.


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Post by: joesamas mama on April 08, 2012, 06:10:05 PM
Happy Easter all!!!  Christ has risen!!!

Patton collected his share of eggs this morning.  Ruby was afraid of them.

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/00ae3094.jpg)
So precious!
I am done preaching for the day -- 6:30 sunrise, 9:30 and 11 o'clock.
Headed to my Mom's in a bit -- then collapse.  I've been up since 2 this morning.
Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Bet you are worn out Sister. Prayers for you, Connie and your family. Thought about you in Mass today.


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Post by: joesamas mama on April 08, 2012, 06:13:15 PM
 ::MonkeyAngel:: Morning Monkeys.... HAPPY EASTER!!!!!!!!!  ::HappyEaster:: Praying that you all are having a great one.

CC and I went to Mass today, at the end of communion the thunder went crazy and the skies fell. CC had never driven in that much rain. Then to my mom's for lunch. He is watching golf now.

Northern, sorry I missed you.

PRAYING always for all my monkey friends.  ::MonkeyAngel::

Luv and Hugs JSM

PS.... TBM.... The dress goes on Saturday around 2 pm. GE's and Bab's hope you can make it. ::MonkeySkate::


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Post by: Brandi on April 08, 2012, 07:09:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PXkp4vmJth8

Click the above for the most adorable Easter video ever.

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/Easter/2012/Animation2a.gif)



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Post by: theboyzmom on April 08, 2012, 07:14:38 PM
::MonkeyAngel:: Morning Monkeys.... HAPPY EASTER!!!!!!!!!  ::HappyEaster:: Praying that you all are having a great one.

CC and I went to Mass today, at the end of communion the thunder went crazy and the skies fell. CC had never driven in that much rain. Then to my mom's for lunch. He is watching golf now.

Northern, sorry I missed you.

PRAYING always for all my monkey friends.  ::MonkeyAngel::

Luv and Hugs JSM

PS.... TBM.... The dress goes on Saturday around 2 pm. GE's and Bab's hope you can make it. ::MonkeySkate::

Happy Easter to you too also.

I can not wait for the video - you will be wonderful!


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Post by: Green Eyes on April 08, 2012, 08:05:50 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PXkp4vmJth8

Click the above for the most adorable Easter video ever.

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/Easter/2012/Animation2a.gif)




Loved it Brandi  Thank you for sharing. Hope every one had a great day. Have eaten so much I can't move.  ::MonkeyHaHa:: ::MonkeyHaHa::


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Post by: cookie on April 08, 2012, 08:08:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PXkp4vmJth8

Click the above for the most adorable Easter video ever.

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/Easter/2012/Animation2a.gif)



Adorable Brandi...


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Post by: cookie on April 08, 2012, 08:09:27 PM
Hope that everyone had a wonderful Easter...


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Post by: tupelohoney on April 08, 2012, 08:42:26 PM
Happy Easter Monkeys!  So happy to hear Trimm is okay!!  Thanks for the update, that just made my day.   


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Post by: cookie on April 08, 2012, 08:53:14 PM
 Happy Easter Tupes! ::MonkeyKiss::


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Post by: BabsKats on April 09, 2012, 08:20:31 PM
Where is everyone???????

JSM, hows Patton?  Did you take him to the vets?


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Post by: Brandi on April 09, 2012, 08:38:52 PM
Where is everyone???????

JSM, hows Patton?  Did you take him to the vets?

Like a ghost town here lately!

 ::MonkeyEek::

Something wrong with Patton I missed? Is he sick?

Hope everyone is doing okay. Way too quiet in here.


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Post by: cookie on April 09, 2012, 09:03:05 PM
Brandi..it is quiet every where today/night..even fb is really quiet..
I think that Patton is not feeling well tonight...


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Post by: joesamas mama on April 09, 2012, 09:17:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PXkp4vmJth8

Click the above for the most adorable Easter video ever.

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/Easter/2012/Animation2a.gif)


  ::MonkeyDance:: Love it Brandi, especially the white puppy. We have 6 baby ducks in the creek. They are sooooo cute. Hope you are feeling well and your son too.


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Post by: joesamas mama on April 09, 2012, 09:19:21 PM
::MonkeyAngel:: Morning Monkeys.... HAPPY EASTER!!!!!!!!!  ::HappyEaster:: Praying that you all are having a great one.

CC and I went to Mass today, at the end of communion the thunder went crazy and the skies fell. CC had never driven in that much rain. Then to my mom's for lunch. He is watching golf now.

Northern, sorry I missed you.

PRAYING always for all my monkey friends.  ::MonkeyAngel::

Luv and Hugs JSM

PS.... TBM.... The dress goes on Saturday around 2 pm. GE's and Bab's hope you can make it. ::MonkeySkate::

Happy Easter to you too also.

I can not wait for the video - you will be wonderful!

The Dress will be wonderful, me I don't know  ::MonkeyHaHa:: Been practicing every night in the living room. Stretching is killing me I will send a video as soon as we get home TBM. Thank you again.  ::MonkeyKiss::


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Post by: joesamas mama on April 09, 2012, 09:20:38 PM
Happy Easter Monkeys!  So happy to hear Trimm is okay!!  Thanks for the update, that just made my day.   
Happy Easter Tupelo!!!!!!!!! So glad Trimm is okay too!!!!!!!!!!!


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Post by: joesamas mama on April 09, 2012, 09:25:26 PM
Where is everyone???????

JSM, hows Patton?  Did you take him to the vets?
Babs, I was about to turn around and take him to the vet on the way home, but thought I would see how he was when he got home. Stopped at the store and got some cheese to make sure that he would eat it, he did. But he is very lethargic still, not wanting to get on the couch and such, but walking very well outside. We were at my mom's yesterday and I don't know if he got what her dog had. I pray he doesn't. Thanks for asking. He reminds me of how Josef was the last days of his life ::MonkeyTears:: so that is what has me worried. I know he is fine, but I am a worry wart.  ::MonkeyNoNo::


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Post by: joesamas mama on April 09, 2012, 09:26:37 PM
Where is everyone???????

JSM, hows Patton?  Did you take him to the vets?

Like a ghost town here lately!

 ::MonkeyEek::

Something wrong with Patton I missed? Is he sick?

Hope everyone is doing okay. Way too quiet in here.
Hope you are doing okay Brandi, Patton isn't acting like Patton, not sure what is wrong, he was fine this morning, but not right when I picked him up. He will see the vet tomorrow.


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Post by: joesamas mama on April 09, 2012, 09:30:15 PM
Prayers for you monkeys, it is muggy and we are expecting storms. I am unplugging the computer and putting Patton to bed. Was watching the Ranger game and Yu Darvish is pitching like CRAP.

Hopefully Patton will get well by tomorrow. CC is worried about him as well. ::MonkeyTears:: I can't bear to let anything happen to Patton.


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Post by: Brandi on April 09, 2012, 09:35:28 PM
Where is everyone???????

JSM, hows Patton?  Did you take him to the vets?

Like a ghost town here lately!

 ::MonkeyEek::

Something wrong with Patton I missed? Is he sick?

Hope everyone is doing okay. Way too quiet in here.
Hope you are doing okay Brandi, Patton isn't acting like Patton, not sure what is wrong, he was fine this morning, but not right when I picked him up. He will see the vet tomorrow.

Well, I sure hope he feels better soon, JSM.

Sorry he is not feeling well.


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Post by: theboyzmom on April 09, 2012, 09:56:46 PM
Prayers for you monkeys, it is muggy and we are expecting storms. I am unplugging the computer and putting Patton to bed. Was watching the Ranger game and Yu Darvish is pitching like CRAP.

Hopefully Patton will get well by tomorrow. CC is worried about him as well. ::MonkeyTears:: I can't bear to let anything happen to Patton.

I am sure that Patton will be better - perhaps he just had too much Easter fun yesterday and is resting!


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Post by: Green Eyes on April 09, 2012, 10:08:25 PM
Where is everyone???????

JSM, hows Patton?  Did you take him to the vets?
Babs, I was about to turn around and take him to the vet on the way home, but thought I would see how he was when he got home. Stopped at the store and got some cheese to make sure that he would eat it, he did. But he is very lethargic still, not wanting to get on the couch and such, but walking very well outside. We were at my mom's yesterday and I don't know if he got what her dog had. I pray he doesn't. Thanks for asking. He reminds me of how Josef was the last days of his life ::MonkeyTears:: so that is what has me worried. I know he is fine, but I am a worry wart.  ::MonkeyNoNo::

JSM Hope Patton is better in the morning.  Grand daughter had to take he pup to the Vet Friday. He hasn't been feeling well either. He isn't eating and like Patton very lethargic. Maybe there is a dog virus going around.
 ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: Green Eyes on April 09, 2012, 10:10:48 PM
Where is everyone???????

JSM, hows Patton?  Did you take him to the vets?

Like a ghost town here lately!

 ::MonkeyEek::

Something wrong with Patton I missed? Is he sick?

Hope everyone is doing okay. Way too quiet in here.

It sure has been Brandi. ::MonkeyEek::  The whole forum has been slow.  ::MonkeyNoNo:: How are you and your son doing?


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Post by: Green Eyes on April 09, 2012, 10:16:15 PM
::MonkeyAngel:: Morning Monkeys.... HAPPY EASTER!!!!!!!!!  ::HappyEaster:: Praying that you all are having a great one.

CC and I went to Mass today, at the end of communion the thunder went crazy and the skies fell. CC had never driven in that much rain. Then to my mom's for lunch. He is watching golf now.

Northern, sorry I missed you.

PRAYING always for all my monkey friends.  ::MonkeyAngel::

Luv and Hugs JSM

PS.... TBM.... The dress goes on Saturday around 2 pm. GE's and Bab's hope you can make it. ::MonkeySkate::

Happy Easter to you too also.

I can not wait for the video - you will be wonderful!


Babs and I are hoping to be able to make it to JSM competition Sat. So we can see her and her dress in person. The dress is so JSM.  ::MonkeyWink:: You are brave soul to sew it for her. That kind of fabric scares me. ::MonkeyHaHa::


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Post by: theboyzmom on April 10, 2012, 07:32:12 AM
::MonkeyAngel:: Morning Monkeys.... HAPPY EASTER!!!!!!!!!  ::HappyEaster:: Praying that you all are having a great one.

CC and I went to Mass today, at the end of communion the thunder went crazy and the skies fell. CC had never driven in that much rain. Then to my mom's for lunch. He is watching golf now.

Northern, sorry I missed you.

PRAYING always for all my monkey friends.  ::MonkeyAngel::

Luv and Hugs JSM

PS.... TBM.... The dress goes on Saturday around 2 pm. GE's and Bab's hope you can make it. ::MonkeySkate::

Happy Easter to you too also.

I can not wait for the video - you will be wonderful!


Babs and I are hoping to be able to make it to JSM competition Sat. So we can see her and her dress in person. The dress is so JSM.  ::MonkeyWink:: You are brave soul to sew it for her. That kind of fabric scares me. ::MonkeyHaHa::

Well, it was an act of bravery - I had not used much of that type before but I figure that if I can do princess dresses and doll clothing, anything is possible!  LOL


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Post by: cookie on April 10, 2012, 09:37:01 AM
The dress for JSM is beautiful


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Post by: KittyMom on April 10, 2012, 09:49:10 AM
My daughter wants to learn to sew.  We got her a sewing machine for her birthday.  Frankly, I'm afraid of the darn thing.  I'm afraid I'm going to sew my fingers together.  lol


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Post by: CasuallyCool on April 10, 2012, 12:04:47 PM
::MonkeyAngel:: Morning Monkeys.... HAPPY EASTER!!!!!!!!!  ::HappyEaster:: Praying that you all are having a great one.

CC and I went to Mass today, at the end of communion the thunder went crazy and the skies fell. CC had never driven in that much rain. Then to my mom's for lunch. He is watching golf now.

Northern, sorry I missed you.

PRAYING always for all my monkey friends.  ::MonkeyAngel::

Luv and Hugs JSM

PS.... TBM.... The dress goes on Saturday around 2 pm. GE's and Bab's hope you can make it. ::MonkeySkate::

Happy Easter to you too also.

I can not wait for the video - you will be wonderful!


Babs and I are hoping to be able to make it to JSM competition Sat. So we can see her and her dress in person. The dress is so JSM.  ::MonkeyWink:: You are brave soul to sew it for her. That kind of fabric scares me. ::MonkeyHaHa::

Well, it was an act of bravery - I had not used much of that type before but I figure that if I can do princess dresses and doll clothing, anything is possible!  LOL

...cause JSM is my princess doll


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Post by: theboyzmom on April 10, 2012, 12:52:00 PM
My daughter wants to learn to sew.  We got her a sewing machine for her birthday.  Frankly, I'm afraid of the darn thing.  I'm afraid I'm going to sew my fingers together.  lol


The best way is to go to the store you got the machine at and see if they offer lessons. I know the guy I deal with will give lessons free if you buy a machine - and they have teen sewing club for the kids to learn together.


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Post by: theboyzmom on April 10, 2012, 12:53:00 PM
The dress for JSM is beautiful


Thanks. I am so happy that she let me do it for her. I put lots of good mojo in it for her performance!  ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: CasuallyCool on April 10, 2012, 03:17:44 PM
Vern the fern had a baby.  Guess it's really Lavern the fern.   ::snipping2:: ::snipping2::

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/bf332cb0.jpg)


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Post by: Sister on April 10, 2012, 06:17:35 PM
Good evening everyone.  Have Connie here with me for a couple of days, along with Mr. Jenkins (the dog).  Letting her sleep in my bed as that is where the television is.
Have a couple coming in a bit for counseling before their May wedding. 
Hope everyone is fine including all the fur babies!
Blessings.


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Post by: cadillac on April 10, 2012, 07:46:22 PM
The dress for JSM is beautiful


Thanks. I am so happy that she let me do it for her. I put lots of good mojo in it for her performance!  ::MonkeyAngel::
Is there a picture of it that I missed?


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Post by: BabsKats on April 10, 2012, 08:42:18 PM
The dress for JSM is beautiful


Thanks. I am so happy that she let me do it for her. I put lots of good mojo in it for her performance!  ::MonkeyAngel::
Is there a picture of it that I missed?
Cadi, pic must be in the last thread, I can't find it here.......Maybe CC or JSM can post it again????

Haven't seen you since we found Trimm, did you see GE's message?


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Post by: cadillac on April 10, 2012, 09:01:03 PM
The dress for JSM is beautiful


Thanks. I am so happy that she let me do it for her. I put lots of good mojo in it for her performance!  ::MonkeyAngel::
Is there a picture of it that I missed?
Cadi, pic must be in the last thread, I can't find it here.......Maybe CC or JSM can post it again????

Haven't seen you since we found Trimm, did you see GE's message?
Must have missed the picture!  I would love to see her dress !  Is it in the last thread or a few pages back?

No - I don't recall GE's message?? Been lurking a lot lately and not replying, though.

I am doing okay personally ... Was sooooo happy to see Trimm is okay as that had me really worried about her safety.

Don't wish to burden with my issues but my Mom is not doing well.  She was to move to AL from Memory Care ( no, not a logical move really) but the day I was to move her she was put in the hospital so spent the weekend trying to sort that out.  Seems to be a pattern with CHANGE... She cannot adapt and the hospital found no medical issues with her again.  Then we got the siblings who all are on different pages... That part of my life is messed up.

But I count my blessings everyday with my hubs and three wonderful kids...

Can't wait it to hear from Trimmy!!!


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Post by: theboyzmom on April 10, 2012, 09:11:36 PM
Here I hope is a picture of it!

(http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv99/theboyzmom/JSM%20Dress/2012-03-27_15-58-03_109-1.jpg)





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Post by: theboyzmom on April 10, 2012, 09:12:22 PM
So that picture did not look so good! Here is a better one!

(http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv99/theboyzmom/JSM%20Dress/2012-03-26_17-46-00_113-1-1.jpg)


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Post by: cadillac on April 10, 2012, 09:15:34 PM
So that picture did not look so good! Here is a better one!

(http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv99/theboyzmom/JSM%20Dress/2012-03-26_17-46-00_113-1-1.jpg)
Oh my! That is precious! TBM - you made that?  What talent you have and it will be lovely on a beautiful skater!


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Post by: MuffyBee on April 10, 2012, 09:21:52 PM
So that picture did not look so good! Here is a better one!

(http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv99/theboyzmom/JSM%20Dress/2012-03-26_17-46-00_113-1-1.jpg)

 ::MonkeyDance::  Nice work tbm!!  Perfect for JSM!   ::MonkeySkate::


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Post by: Sister on April 10, 2012, 09:33:48 PM
So that picture did not look so good! Here is a better one!

(http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv99/theboyzmom/JSM%20Dress/2012-03-26_17-46-00_113-1-1.jpg)

 ::MonkeyDance::  Nice work tbm!!  Perfect for JSM!   ::MonkeySkate::
::rhino::


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Post by: theboyzmom on April 10, 2012, 09:58:23 PM
So that picture did not look so good! Here is a better one!

(http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv99/theboyzmom/JSM%20Dress/2012-03-26_17-46-00_113-1-1.jpg)
Oh my! That is precious! TBM - you made that?  What talent you have and it will be lovely on a beautiful skater!

Thanks. I love sewing and even more I love seeing people enjoy the things I make. JSM is so pretty!


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Post by: Green Eyes on April 10, 2012, 11:32:05 PM
The dress for JSM is beautiful


Thanks. I am so happy that she let me do it for her. I put lots of good mojo in it for her performance!  ::MonkeyAngel::
Is there a picture of it that I missed?
Cadi, pic must be in the last thread, I can't find it here.......Maybe CC or JSM can post it again????

Haven't seen you since we found Trimm, did you see GE's message?
Must have missed the picture!  I would love to see her dress !  Is it in the last thread or a few pages back?

No - I don't recall GE's message?? Been lurking a lot lately and not replying, though.

I am doing okay personally ... Was sooooo happy to see Trimm is okay as that had me really worried about her safety.

Don't wish to burden with my issues but my Mom is not doing well.  She was to move to AL from Memory Care ( no, not a logical move really) but the day I was to move her she was put in the hospital so spent the weekend trying to sort that out.  Seems to be a pattern with CHANGE... She cannot adapt and the hospital found no medical issues with her again.  Then we got the siblings who all are on different pages... That part of my life is messed up.

But I count my blessings everyday with my hubs and three wonderful kids...

Can't wait it to hear from Trimmy!!!

Caddy so sorry to hear you are having difficulties with your mom. With everyone on different pages it makes making decisions so much more difficult. All you can do is take one day at a  time. There are a lot of monkeys who have some of the same things happen with their loved ones. Prayers for you and your family. If you need to talk you can ask Klaas for my email address.  ::MonkeyAngel::

Take Care & God Bless


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Post by: Bearlyhere on April 11, 2012, 05:50:59 AM
The dress for JSM is beautiful


Thanks. I am so happy that she let me do it for her. I put lots of good mojo in it for her performance!  ::MonkeyAngel::
Is there a picture of it that I missed?
Cadi, pic must be in the last thread, I can't find it here.......Maybe CC or JSM can post it again????

Haven't seen you since we found Trimm, did you see GE's message?
Must have missed the picture!  I would love to see her dress !  Is it in the last thread or a few pages back?

No - I don't recall GE's message?? Been lurking a lot lately and not replying, though.

I am doing okay personally ... Was sooooo happy to see Trimm is okay as that had me really worried about her safety.

Don't wish to burden with my issues but my Mom is not doing well.  She was to move to AL from Memory Care ( no, not a logical move really) but the day I was to move her she was put in the hospital so spent the weekend trying to sort that out.  Seems to be a pattern with CHANGE... She cannot adapt and the hospital found no medical issues with her again.  Then we got the siblings who all are on different pages... That part of my life is messed up.

But I count my blessings everyday with my hubs and three wonderful kids...

Can't wait it to hear from Trimmy!!!

Cadi, if you ever want to talk, I am a good listener and we could blow off steam together.

 ::monkeywine2::



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Post by: Bearlyhere on April 11, 2012, 06:20:01 AM
So that picture did not look so good! Here is a better one!

(http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv99/theboyzmom/JSM%20Dress/2012-03-26_17-46-00_113-1-1.jpg)

Love the dress for JSM, it is so her.  You are so very talented.

I really wish I could go.  The doctor is telling me I need a vacay and told me he is serious.  There is just so much going on right now.  I wish it was after taxes.

I have never been on a plane, so someone will have to come and get me, and fly with me.  j/k about the coming to get me part.

Sister, you also have your plate full and need a vacay, so do many others here.  It is easy to say get away, but there is no one around to make sure everything is okay.  

 ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::



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Post by: Bearlyhere on April 11, 2012, 06:23:13 AM
My Mom seems like she is starting to get confused now and I have to keep an eye on her.  Cadi, like you, there are some who see it and others who don't.  But, when they are in conversation with you, they mention things that sound like confusion, but then the disclaimer, she always repeats herself, or how can she remember who she told and who she didn't.  

She called my brothers to tell them I used up all the toilet paper.  My Mother has not bought a roll of toilet paper in more than 30 years.  My Dad did the shopping.  Now, I always bring it or I ask my brothers to, she has never run out.  She is telling everyone I am eating her food.  She gets one big meal there every day, that she takes some home, at the buffet, she takes a lot home, and I buy bread, lunchmeat, prunes, milk, cereal, etc. for her.  If I stay over, I bring extra.  She does not want me to eat or to use toilet paper when I am there.  They think it's funny, but it isn't funny at all.   She tells them anything that happens is my fault or I did it, no matter what it is.  They think that is funny, too.  Some just stay away and then they don't have to deal with it for the most part.

Her bank account is a mess, she is writing checks from her money market account and should not be, she doesn't even have enough money to have a money market account.  Where her money went, I have no clue.  She wants to take care of her own affairs.  She swore, when my Grandmother refused to stop driving, she would not be that obstinate when it was time for her to give things up.  I have to check into more and find out what in the world is going on.  The bank is sending me some things so I can look into them.  At this point I am worried more about her than my Dad.

Does anyone find any of this funny?  My brothers are professionals, they are not challenged in any way.  She says she has been working on her income tax for the last several weeks.  I have most of the information, I don't even know what she is working on.  My brother said it would take her several weeks to add up her prescriptions.  Really?  She graduated first in her class in grade school, graduated high school, and nursing school.

I am probably going to take this down after I get some feedback.  Am I being oversensitive?  Two of my brothers have asked me if I noticed something different, but are not overly concerned.  One has problems he has to deal with at home and is not really involved.  One doesn't see it or notice anything, he is the one who thinks she has repeated herself forever.  He does not visit her very much.

I will probably delete this, so don't copy it.  Thanks.




Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 11, 2012, 06:25:40 AM
The dress for JSM is beautiful


Thanks. I am so happy that she let me do it for her. I put lots of good mojo in it for her performance!  ::MonkeyAngel::
Is there a picture of it that I missed?
Cadi, pic must be in the last thread, I can't find it here.......Maybe CC or JSM can post it again????

Haven't seen you since we found Trimm, did you see GE's message?
Must have missed the picture!  I would love to see her dress !  Is it in the last thread or a few pages back?

No - I don't recall GE's message?? Been lurking a lot lately and not replying, though.

I am doing okay personally ... Was sooooo happy to see Trimm is okay as that had me really worried about her safety.

Don't wish to burden with my issues but my Mom is not doing well.  She was to move to AL from Memory Care ( no, not a logical move really) but the day I was to move her she was put in the hospital so spent the weekend trying to sort that out.  Seems to be a pattern with CHANGE... She cannot adapt and the hospital found no medical issues with her again.  Then we got the siblings who all are on different pages... That part of my life is messed up.

But I count my blessings everyday with my hubs and three wonderful kids...

Can't wait it to hear from Trimmy!!!

Caddy so sorry to hear you are having difficulties with your mom. With everyone on different pages it makes making decisions so much more difficult. All you can do is take one day at a  time. There are a lot of monkeys who have some of the same things happen with their loved ones. Prayers for you and your family. If you need to talk you can ask Klaas for my email address.  ::MonkeyAngel::

Take Care & God Bless

Great minds.....

 ::MonkeyKiss::



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Post by: theboyzmom on April 11, 2012, 07:01:50 AM
Bearly and Caddy - First I am so sorry that you are going through this - it is one of the toughest things to endure - almost worse than seeing your parent die - I have done both and I speak from experience.

I feel like you told our story with my mother in law. She became very paranoid and was doing very strange things before I finally convinced the family that she must be put in a safe environment. We were "lucky" in that her husband has been gone for a long time so she was really only endangering herself.

My MIL would claim (and still does) to be working on something when she was not even in charge of it. She did the books for our restuant years ago but we hired a bookkeeper about 15 years ago - but when I would go over there she would say that I needed to think about hiring someone because she did not have the time to do them. I still hear that same thing when we go to visit her.

The most frustrating thing was that most of the kids did not see the problem. My husband was an ostrich and chose not to see it, but his sister and brother would argue that she is just fine - she is just tired. I ended up taking care of her medications (which she was hiding everywhere in the house) and got a locking pill minder so she could only take one dose at a time and she could not mix them up. Before that she would often call me and let me know she was out of meds when I had just filled the weekly pill minder. Turns out she was either hiding them or resorting them and taking multiple doses a day of some and none of others. After the locking pill minder, she would call me and yell that I had not left any meds. The others in the family would actually believe her and call and yell at me also.

After research and talking to experts, I learned that paranoia and the need to "do something" even when there is nothing to do, is very common in early Alzheimer and related diseases. The emotional feeling that the patient get early in the disease is that they know they are forgetful but are terrified. So they lash out at the people around them. Even when you do things exactly as they wish, the feeling does not go away.  It is like that feeling we get when we know we have forgotten to do something but have no idea what it is - but it is magnified 1000 fold.

So, the long and short of it is that is YOU think something is wrong, you are probably correct. A visit with a gerontologist (they specifically deal with older people) will be super helpful. The one MIL saw helped the family understand that she was not safe.

Also, as painful and as sad as it is, you may need to get the doctor to conclude that your mother is not able to take care of herself. You may, for her own good, need to take control of her money.  Irrational spending with no idea what they have spent it on is another problem with early to mid disease.


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Post by: Sister on April 11, 2012, 09:17:18 AM
The dress for JSM is beautiful


Thanks. I am so happy that she let me do it for her. I put lots of good mojo in it for her performance!  ::MonkeyAngel::
Is there a picture of it that I missed?
Cadi, pic must be in the last thread, I can't find it here.......Maybe CC or JSM can post it again????

Haven't seen you since we found Trimm, did you see GE's message?
Must have missed the picture!  I would love to see her dress !  Is it in the last thread or a few pages back?

No - I don't recall GE's message?? Been lurking a lot lately and not replying, though.

I am doing okay personally ... Was sooooo happy to see Trimm is okay as that had me really worried about her safety.

Don't wish to burden with my issues but my Mom is not doing well.  She was to move to AL from Memory Care ( no, not a logical move really) but the day I was to move her she was put in the hospital so spent the weekend trying to sort that out.  Seems to be a pattern with CHANGE... She cannot adapt and the hospital found no medical issues with her again.  Then we got the siblings who all are on different pages... That part of my life is messed up.

But I count my blessings everyday with my hubs and three wonderful kids...

Can't wait it to hear from Trimmy!!!


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Post by: Sister on April 11, 2012, 09:30:36 AM
Yipes, something happened and what I typed didn't post.  Used to say the nut behind the wheel, in this case, the nut at the keyboard.
Good morning everyone.
Cadi, my heart aches for your situation.  I have been taking care of George since 1989 and he has 5 brothers and 2 sisters, plus a mother.  They seldom even call him.  We have been divorced since 2004, but I still take care of him.  Why?  Because it is the right thing to do.  I have had to think in terms of they don't even exist in terms of George's care and therefore I have no expectations of them.  Having no expectations means for me they can't disappoint me.  In the beginning they were filled with all kinds of "advice" on what should be done and quite frankly I simply told them if they were willing to take "complete" care of him, then they could follow their own advice.  Needless to say, none of them has stepped up to the plate even once.  George also has two children who in the last years have seen him once.  Again, I don't wish them any harm, but I don't wish them anything.  It used to aggravate me so much that they wouldn't help, even on occasion, but I have learned not to expect it and therefore my blood pressure went down considerably.
Is it right or fair that I have financial and personal responsibility for him?  Absolutely not, what about my own life.  However, I have recognized about myself that doing the right thing is part and parcel of who I am, and I like who I am.  Others may not understand it, but that doesn't change anything for me.  I am who I am, with God's grace.  Sometimes I get so tired of being the caregiver; however, George is happy and that gives me a lot of peace. 
Hang in there my dear friend.  I know you will.  Please know there are many here who pray for you and your family every day.  That's the best we can do!


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Post by: cadillac on April 11, 2012, 10:33:25 AM
Wow- I love being a monkey.

GE- thanks for extending your hand in friendship by way of offering your email addy.  I have my sister in this journey and we communicate via email almost everyday. We don't live in the same town, so we share our emotions that way.  It is so helpful.

Bearly- I think our Moms are related or we just might be long lost sisters?

TBM-I always enjoy your wisdom on this topic, since you have the Hans on experience.  Much of what you tell is what is happening to her.  My sis is POA and we have taken all finances away from her. She saw a gerontologist for about 8 years when she lived in the same city with my sis. (of course, she did not like him). I think part of the challenge we face with her is  her personality.  I have come to my own conclusion that we are dealing with age related dementia and mental illness and you can throw in some personality disorders as well.  She has been in two psychiatric hospitals in the last six months.

She was moved to my brother's city recently. In some ways that was a mistake.  She is in a nice facility however and my sis is getting. A break from the day to day issues - even though sis still talks to the facility almost daily - to keep up with her care.  I guess MY issue is that my two brothers are the closest to her in distance and they are saying that they just can't deal with going to visit because of her demeanor.

She "heard" my brother say he was coming to get her to come live with him, so she packed all her things up. When he didn't show the next day, she called him.  He had never told her that he was doin that.  She swears he did and he says he didn't.  (He didn't).  So now they are not talking to each other.  Who is more mature here?

Sister - you really are an angel.  Thank you for your encouragement - like you, I always try to do the "right thing" and some times I wish I would just say to hell with it - but it is it who I am and I keep on keeping on.

Thanks my monkey friends for letting me vent!

May all of you have a blessed day!


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Post by: CasuallyCool on April 11, 2012, 01:59:20 PM
Prayers to all monkeys in need.   ::MonkeyAngel::

Hey, TBM - JSM got her concealed weapons permit just like you.   ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::

 (http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/ffad0de9.jpg)

Hope to see GE and Babs this Saturday at JSM's skating competition.   ::MonkeyKiss:: ::MonkeyKiss::

Will take a video of her performance and email it to TBM to post here.   ::MonkeySkate:: ::MonkeySkate::


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Post by: CasuallyCool on April 11, 2012, 02:14:26 PM
Bearly - please get ahold of JSM.  You and Cubby are welcome to come stay with us for your much needed and recommended vacation.   ::MonkeyKiss:: ::MonkeyKiss::


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Post by: CasuallyCool on April 11, 2012, 02:23:21 PM
JSM and I have our own version of the "Hunger Games".  2 nights ago she almost finished all the velvetta shells and ranch style bean caserole - she left me with one large tablespoon the following morning.  Well I got even for lunch today.  Ate the rest of her left over lasagna from her brother's Bday party at last night's dinner.  Now to proceed to finish the left over banana pudding stuff before she gets home from work.   ::MonkeyJnBox:: ::MonkeyJnBox::


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Post by: cookie on April 11, 2012, 02:44:47 PM
I love being a monkey too.  Read all the posts (I think) and commend all of you for being care givers and kind to those in need. 

Our older dog Benji is at the vet right now having tests ...he has been throwing up and pooping blood since the weekend..this could be it for him..mentally I have already said goodbye..but maybe it is something that he can take meds to make him better..


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Post by: cadillac on April 11, 2012, 02:54:48 PM
Cookie - Hope Benji is doing well, and you too, of course.  Keep us updated, please.


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Post by: Brandi on April 11, 2012, 03:05:24 PM
I love being a monkey too.  Read all the posts (I think) and commend all of you for being care givers and kind to those in need. 

Our older dog Benji is at the vet right now having tests ...he has been throwing up and pooping blood since the weekend..this could be it for him..mentally I have already said goodbye..but maybe it is something that he can take meds to make him better..

It's so sad when our beloved pets get old and sick, cookie.

I am sorry.

I wish the best for both of you. Let us know how he does.



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Post by: Green Eyes on April 11, 2012, 09:07:59 PM
I love being a monkey too.  Read all the posts (I think) and commend all of you for being care givers and kind to those in need. 

Our older dog Benji is at the vet right now having tests ...he has been throwing up and pooping blood since the weekend..this could be it for him..mentally I have already said goodbye..but maybe it is something that he can take meds to make him better..

Cookie I am so sorry to hear about Benji. Prayers for you all.  ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: Green Eyes on April 11, 2012, 09:11:04 PM
JSM and I have our own version of the "Hunger Games".  2 nights ago she almost finished all the velvetta shells and ranch style bean caserole - she left me with one large tablespoon the following morning.  Well I got even for lunch today.  Ate the rest of her left over lasagna from her brother's Bday party at last night's dinner.  Now to proceed to finish the left over banana pudding stuff before she gets home from work.   ::MonkeyJnBox:: ::MonkeyJnBox::


CC you are cruising for trouble  ::MonkeyHaHa:: ::MonkeyHaHa::


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Post by: Green Eyes on April 11, 2012, 09:12:26 PM
Brandi  Hows your son doing? Praying you are both well. ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: cookie on April 11, 2012, 09:30:47 PM
Benji came home..he was severely dehydrated but they gave him fluids and meds for his tummy...he is much better.. Not his time..


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Post by: MuffyBee on April 11, 2012, 09:46:20 PM
Benji came home..he was severely dehydrated but they gave him fluids and meds for his tummy...he is much better.. Not his time..

I'm glad to hear Benji's on the mend.   ::dogwag::


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Post by: theboyzmom on April 11, 2012, 10:02:29 PM
Benji came home..he was severely dehydrated but they gave him fluids and meds for his tummy...he is much better.. Not his time..

Great news!


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Post by: KittyMom on April 11, 2012, 10:10:50 PM
Bearly and Caddy - First I am so sorry that you are going through this - it is one of the toughest things to endure - almost worse than seeing your parent die - I have done both and I speak from experience.

I feel like you told our story with my mother in law. She became very paranoid and was doing very strange things before I finally convinced the family that she must be put in a safe environment. We were "lucky" in that her husband has been gone for a long time so she was really only endangering herself.

My MIL would claim (and still does) to be working on something when she was not even in charge of it. She did the books for our restuant years ago but we hired a bookkeeper about 15 years ago - but when I would go over there she would say that I needed to think about hiring someone because she did not have the time to do them. I still hear that same thing when we go to visit her.

The most frustrating thing was that most of the kids did not see the problem. My husband was an ostrich and chose not to see it, but his sister and brother would argue that she is just fine - she is just tired. I ended up taking care of her medications (which she was hiding everywhere in the house) and got a locking pill minder so she could only take one dose at a time and she could not mix them up. Before that she would often call me and let me know she was out of meds when I had just filled the weekly pill minder. Turns out she was either hiding them or resorting them and taking multiple doses a day of some and none of others. After the locking pill minder, she would call me and yell that I had not left any meds. The others in the family would actually believe her and call and yell at me also.

After research and talking to experts, I learned that paranoia and the need to "do something" even when there is nothing to do, is very common in early Alzheimer and related diseases. The emotional feeling that the patient get early in the disease is that they know they are forgetful but are terrified. So they lash out at the people around them. Even when you do things exactly as they wish, the feeling does not go away.  It is like that feeling we get when we know we have forgotten to do something but have no idea what it is - but it is magnified 1000 fold.

So, the long and short of it is that is YOU think something is wrong, you are probably correct. A visit with a gerontologist (they specifically deal with older people) will be super helpful. The one MIL saw helped the family understand that she was not safe.

Also, as painful and as sad as it is, you may need to get the doctor to conclude that your mother is not able to take care of herself. You may, for her own good, need to take control of her money.  Irrational spending with no idea what they have spent it on is another problem with early to mid disease.

Bless you all.  I've experienced Alzheimer's with my mother-in-law.  She lived next door to us for 12 years.  My husband and his siblings wouldn't admit there was a problem.  It progressed over about a 5 year period.  The last 2 yrs being especially bad.  I was told by her doc that patients tend to take their frustrations out on the main caregiver.  My m-i-l would accuse me of doing all sorts of things.  Her children would laugh about it.  I think it was their way of coping.  She was pitiful in the end.  But, I know that I tired to do the right thing and I was there when her own children were too busy to be bothered.  My husband left me to deal with things much of the time because he couldn't do it emotionally.  Now, he's dealing with the fallout.  It eats him up that he ignored her when he could've been spending time with her. 

Try to hang in there.  Take breaks as often as you can.  And this is something that all the kids needs to experience.  Nothing opens eyes like having to spend a week in mama's house sorting out her mess and dealing with her craziness. 

One thing that we were told by a couple of different docs was that the elderly tend to be dehydrated and Alzheimer's patients more than most.  If possible, keep them hydrated(water, juice, slushies, fruit, etc) and get them B12 shots.  That helped so much with my m-i-l.  She would have really good days for a couple of weeks after the shots.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on April 11, 2012, 10:59:03 PM
Benji came home..he was severely dehydrated but they gave him fluids and meds for his tummy...he is much better.. Not his time..

Good news Cookie


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Post by: Green Eyes on April 11, 2012, 11:13:25 PM
Kitty Mom well said. It's so had when our parents or loved ones become ill. Dementia and Alzheimer's are such nasty diseases. I do understand how hard it is to see our parents like this. And how hard it is not to take what they say to heart when they say things that hurt. After all they are our parents. But what we have to remember they aren't really our parents any more. They aren't the same person that cared for us. Prayers for all that have had to care for their parents thru these diseases and prayers for the ones that are having it happen now.  ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: can on April 12, 2012, 06:08:27 AM
Good morning Monkeys!   ::MonkeyKiss:: ::MonkeyKiss:: ::MonkeyKiss::

Have had a lot on my plate lately but had to stop by to send my love to Bearly and Cadi before I begin my day.

TBM - I so appreciate the wisdom and clarity in your message to Cadi and Bearly.  I always learn from you.  Thank you.

Bearly.  No hon, it isn't funny, imo.  However I expect it is how your brothers cope. It must hurt you so.   ::MonkeyTears::

Cadi - Thank heaven for your sister that provides you so much support.

Sister - I like you too!
 ::MonkeyAngel::

JSM - Your dress is lovely and you will look magnificent in it.  Happy skating on Saturday!

cookie - glad Benji is back home.

kittymom - your hubs must appreciate you so much for being there for his Mom.

GE and BABS  Have fun on Saturday  ::MonkeySkate:: ::MonkeySkate:: ::MonkeySkate::

Monkeys, my brother is here and is looking well.   We will spend the day together with our Mom.  Hubs will prepare a steak dinner for us when we return. Bless him.

 

 


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Post by: cookie on April 12, 2012, 08:03:18 AM
Thinking of all my monkey friends..hoping that your struggles become less...



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Post by: Sister on April 12, 2012, 09:32:01 AM
Thinking of all my monkey friends..hoping that your struggles become less...

Good morning!
Cookie, glad Benji is doing better and how is Molly making out?
Connie was here for a couple of days with Mr. Jenkins -- I feel like a grandmom that can spoil him rotten and then send him home -- lol.
 ::dogwag::


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Post by: Sister on April 12, 2012, 09:38:51 AM
Prayers to all monkeys in need.   ::MonkeyAngel::

Hey, TBM - JSM got her concealed weapons permit just like you.   ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::

 (http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/ffad0de9.jpg)

Hope to see GE and Babs this Saturday at JSM's skating competition.   ::MonkeyKiss:: ::MonkeyKiss::

Will take a video of her performance and email it to TBM to post here.   ::MonkeySkate:: ::MonkeySkate::
A concealed gun permit --  ::MonkeyHaHa::
Hope GE and Babs get to watch JSM skate.  Looking forward to seeing the video.
Blessings to all.


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Post by: cadillac on April 12, 2012, 09:43:00 AM
Cookie - so glad to hear the Benji is on the mend!  Thought about ya'll yesterday - while playing with my mutts.

Sister - glad you could adopt for a day!

Funny story for everyone...the other night I went into my bathroom, and it was kinda dark as I hadn't turned the light on yet and I see two little eyes in my closet!!  (Now my mutts can't go back there - electric fence, ya know.)

Out walks out the cutest kitty cat from my closet!!

We had to coax it over to us, to get it out of the house before the mutts saw it...cheese worked well.

I imagine it creeped into the house while we had the doors open that day since it has been so pleasant.  But I have no idea how long it had been in the house, nor in my closet.

She was the prettiest, softest kitty cat.  I am sure it belongs to a neighbor.  Bet she was scared to death - with all the barking and romping the mutts do in my den.


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Post by: KittyMom on April 12, 2012, 12:17:35 PM
http://blogs.ajc.com/news-to-me/2012/04/12/study-beer-makes-men-smarter/

Study: Beer Makes Men Smarter

From the comments section...
Quote
Ken
April 12th, 2012
11:22 am

I should be Stephen Freaking Hawking then.

 ::MonkeyHaHa::   ::MonkeyHaHa::   ::MonkeyHaHa::


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Post by: MuffyBee on April 12, 2012, 12:40:44 PM
http://blogs.ajc.com/news-to-me/2012/04/12/study-beer-makes-men-smarter/

Study: Beer Makes Men Smarter

From the comments section...
Quote
Ken
April 12th, 2012
11:22 am

I should be Stephen Freaking Hawking then.

 ::MonkeyHaHa::   ::MonkeyHaHa::   ::MonkeyHaHa::

Now that's funny!!   ::MonkeyHaHa::


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Post by: MuffyBee on April 12, 2012, 12:44:40 PM
Here's an encouraging ice skating story for JSM. Ya' gotta read the whole thing.    ::MonkeySkate::



http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/for-a-dc-hairdresser-a-love-of-figure-skating-becomes-a-dream-fulfilled/2012/04/10/gIQAZ8vD9S_story.html?wprss&google_editors_picks=true
For a D.C. hairdresser, a love of figure skating becomes a dream fulfilled
April 12, 2012

 ::snipping2::
On Friday, Bolek, who is now 46 and who could not so much as manage a toe pick seven years ago, will compete nationally for the first time in the 2012 U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships.

“I’ll say he’s enthusiastic,” says his coach, Barbara Walker. “He wants to learn. What else can I say? Of all my students, he has the most fun.”
 ::snipping2::

Photo Gallery at Link


Comments:


NonnyMouse
4/10/2012 11:16 PM CDT
I love this story. I am also a skater who began taking lessons as an adult - after just skating at the neighborhood pond in Canada. Great to go to the rink and learn now- so much fun.
I wish him BIG luck at the championships!


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Post by: cookie on April 12, 2012, 04:02:41 PM
Cadi...cute story about the kitty!  Are you gonna keep her if no one claims her? 

Thanks all for the well wishes on Benji...he seems a lot better today..Molly is just Molly sigh...she is starting puppy day care classes next week..she needs the excercise with other dogs ho have her energy...will be good for her..and me and Benji who does not have the energy or the patience to keep up with her either..


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Post by: cadillac on April 12, 2012, 05:42:48 PM
Cadi...cute story about the kitty!  Are you gonna keep her if no one claims her? 

Thanks all for the well wishes on Benji...he seems a lot better today..Molly is just Molly sigh...she is starting puppy day care classes next week..she needs the excercise with other dogs ho have her energy...will be good for her..and me and Benji who does not have the energy or the patience to keep up with her either..

OH NO - absolutely not - as for keeping the kitty.  I cannot imagine the ruckus that would create.  I am pretty sure she belongs to one of the neighbors.  She was too soft and friendly to be a stray.

Benji is probably ecstatic that Molly is going to day care!!  ha ha


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Post by: cookie on April 12, 2012, 06:45:39 PM
Cadi...yes, Benji will be very pleased..he will have 1 day without her bugging him lol.


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Post by: Brandi on April 13, 2012, 01:41:18 AM
Brandi  Hows your son doing? Praying you are both well. ::MonkeyAngel::

Thank you for your concern about my son, Green Eyes.

He still has a few doses of his pain meds left, and has been taking about 1-2 doses a week now, when he is feeling especially bad. Most days he seems much better, but it worries me that he is not "all" better yet. Guess I should be pleased he is better most times though. Wish I knew what the problem was (is).

Still waiting on the ER bill. Hasn't arrived yet. Seems odd to me.

Thanks again for asking.

 ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: Brandi on April 13, 2012, 01:42:48 AM
Benji came home..he was severely dehydrated but they gave him fluids and meds for his tummy...he is much better.. Not his time..

Glad to hear Benji is doing better, Cookie! Bless his heart.

And he gets a break from his little sister tomorrow!

WooHoo!

 ::MonkeyHaHa::


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Post by: Green Eyes on April 13, 2012, 07:55:07 AM
Brandi  Hows your son doing? Praying you are both well. ::MonkeyAngel::

Thank you for your concern about my son, Green Eyes.

He still has a few doses of his pain meds left, and has been taking about 1-2 doses a week now, when he is feeling especially bad. Most days he seems much better, but it worries me that he is not "all" better yet. Guess I should be pleased he is better most times though. Wish I knew what the problem was (is).

Still waiting on the ER bill. Hasn't arrived yet. Seems odd to me.

Thanks again for asking.

 ::MonkeyAngel::

Brandi I was so hoping you both were back to feeling 100% better.  Glad to hear he is doing better. Continued prayers for you both. I am sure it worries you he isn't "all" better. Sounds like he is a whole lot better than before.   ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: Green Eyes on April 13, 2012, 07:56:37 AM
Cookie  happy to hear Benji is doing better.  ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: cookie on April 13, 2012, 08:59:46 AM
Brandi...seems like your son should be all better..is he going to get a 2nd opinion of the pain continues?  Hope he is better soon!

Thanks GE for thinking of Benji..


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Post by: Green Eyes on April 13, 2012, 01:56:34 PM
WOW !!!  Meet Giant George   ::MonkeyWink::

http://gma.yahoo.com/video/pets-26594274/giant-george-great-dane-is-world-s-tallest-dog-28944351.html#crsl=%252Fvideo%252Fpets-26594274%252Fgiant-george-great-dane-is-world-s-tallest-dog-28944351.html


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Post by: Brandi on April 13, 2012, 02:51:41 PM
WOW !!!  Meet Giant George   ::MonkeyWink::

http://gma.yahoo.com/video/pets-26594274/giant-george-great-dane-is-world-s-tallest-dog-28944351.html#crsl=%252Fvideo%252Fpets-26594274%252Fgiant-george-great-dane-is-world-s-tallest-dog-28944351.html

His dog bed is a Queen-size mattress, and he fills it from top to bottom.

...and he was the runt of the litter! LOL

Cool video. Cool dog.


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Post by: Green Eyes on April 13, 2012, 03:47:44 PM
WOW !!!  Meet Giant George   ::MonkeyWink::

http://gma.yahoo.com/video/pets-26594274/giant-george-great-dane-is-world-s-tallest-dog-28944351.html#crsl=%252Fvideo%252Fpets-26594274%252Fgiant-george-great-dane-is-world-s-tallest-dog-28944351.html

His dog bed is a Queen-size mattress, and he fills it from top to bottom.

...and he was the runt of the litter! LOL

Cool video. Cool dog.

Isn't he awesome Brandi.   ::MonkeyWink:: 


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Post by: Sister on April 14, 2012, 08:57:40 AM
JSM, hoping for you to do well skating today!
 ::MonkeySkate::


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Post by: Green Eyes on April 14, 2012, 10:55:00 AM
Morning Monkeys ::HelloKitty::  To all our Oklahoma & Kansas Monkeys prayers all stay safe today. Read where they are calling tornado watches for both states.

Excited Babs & I get to go watch JSM skate today and see her and CC.  ::MonkeyCheer4:: Hope everyone has a good day.

4Donks hope you are almost done with all your property maintenance. Miss you.

Prayers for all.  ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: 4 Donks on April 14, 2012, 12:37:09 PM
JSM  Skate your butt off girl... ::MonkeySkate::

Sister You, Connie and George are still in my prayers.

TBM The skating outfit is stunning.

Trimm  Gad you and yours are OK....come back when you can.

Brandi Sorry son is still having problems with pain...will keep him in my prayers.

Caddi Please remember to take care of yourself.

Cookie Glad Benji is doing better...Mac has perked up with the heart meds and is back to morning and evening donk patrol at the barn.

Green Eyes Have decided I need another pole barn so have set up one tractor with the front end loader and box blade to level ground for it. Just scouting around looking for an area that is reasonably flat.

Sorry if I've missed anyone ( put it down to a senior moment)


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Post by: cookie on April 14, 2012, 05:01:19 PM
JSM....how is the skating going?. Sounds like you are having a fan club with you lol...

Donks....good to see you!


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Post by: joesamas mama on April 14, 2012, 07:30:14 PM
Evening Monkeys, just got home from the rink. Placed 2nd, which I was really pleased with since I just learned this program a week ago Thursday. Thought I would get 3rd. Thanks for all your good wishes and support. Once I get unwound I will try and catch up. Skating and work has been killing me. Thank goodness for golf yesterday, took my mind off of skating.


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Post by: MuffyBee on April 14, 2012, 07:31:51 PM
Evening Monkeys, just got home from the rink. Placed 2nd, which I was really pleased with since I just learned this program a week ago Thursday. Thought I would get 3rd. Thanks for all your good wishes and support. Once I get unwound I will try and catch up. Skating and work has been killing me. Thank goodness for golf yesterday, took my mind off of skating.

 ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::


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Post by: Sister on April 14, 2012, 07:53:02 PM
Evening Monkeys, just got home from the rink. Placed 2nd, which I was really pleased with since I just learned this program a week ago Thursday. Thought I would get 3rd. Thanks for all your good wishes and support. Once I get unwound I will try and catch up. Skating and work has been killing me. Thank goodness for golf yesterday, took my mind off of skating.
:smt038
Proud of you!


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Post by: CasuallyCool on April 14, 2012, 08:03:13 PM
Quiz for Sister and her foot fetish - or is it mine?

Identify the feet with the following monkeys, GE, JSM Babs:

Pic 1
Pic 2
Pic 3

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/ec864447.jpg)

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/d6220dbf.jpg)

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/0f0df9d7.jpg),,


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Post by: Sister on April 14, 2012, 08:06:28 PM
Quiz for Sister and her foot fetish - or is it mine?

Identify the feet with the following monkeys, GE, JSM Babs:

Pic 1
Pic 2
Pic 3

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/ec864447.jpg)

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/d6220dbf.jpg)

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/0f0df9d7.jpg),,
Pic 1 = GE
Pic 2 = JSM
Pic 3 = Babs
Did I totally blow it?????


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Post by: joesamas mama on April 14, 2012, 08:10:57 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/8EUU8MzhYVU?version=3&hl

 ::MonkeyCool:: Not the best, but best I could do in just a week.  ::MonkeyDevil:: Didn't forget anything. Prayers for you all and thanks for all your support. I couldn't do it without you monkeys and CC!!!!!


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Post by: CasuallyCool on April 14, 2012, 08:19:12 PM
Quiz for Sister and her foot fetish - or is it mine?

Identify the feet with the following monkeys, GE, JSM Babs:

Pic 1
Pic 2
Pic 3

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/ec864447.jpg)

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/d6220dbf.jpg)

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/0f0df9d7.jpg),,
Pic 1 = GE
Pic 2 = JSM
Pic 3 = Babs
Did I totally blow it?????

Sister, you sure know your feet.  Got em all right


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Post by: Northern Rose on April 14, 2012, 08:46:05 PM
Sending prayers to OK monkeys.  Large tornado on ground right now just outside Dacoma

http://kfor.com/on-air/live-streaming/


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Post by: Sister on April 14, 2012, 08:52:54 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/8EUU8MzhYVU?version=3&hl

 ::MonkeyCool:: Not the best, but best I could do in just a week.  ::MonkeyDevil:: Didn't forget anything. Prayers for you all and thanks for all your support. I couldn't do it without you monkeys and CC!!!!!
Just beautiful and so elegant!!!!!!


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Post by: CasuallyCool on April 14, 2012, 08:53:55 PM
Sending prayers to OK monkeys.  Large tornado on ground right now just outside Dacoma

http://kfor.com/on-air/live-streaming/

 ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: Sister on April 14, 2012, 08:54:02 PM
Quiz for Sister and her foot fetish - or is it mine?

Identify the feet with the following monkeys, GE, JSM Babs:

Pic 1
Pic 2
Pic 3

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/ec864447.jpg)

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/d6220dbf.jpg)

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/0f0df9d7.jpg),,
Pic 1 = GE
Pic 2 = JSM
Pic 3 = Babs
Did I totally blow it?????

Sister, you sure know your feet.  Got em all right
Wow, I impressed myself.
 ::MonkeyHaHa::


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Post by: Sister on April 14, 2012, 08:54:51 PM
Sending prayers to OK monkeys.  Large tornado on ground right now just outside Dacoma

http://kfor.com/on-air/live-streaming/

 ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel::
Thanks NorthernRose -- yes, lots of prayers for everyone's safety.


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Post by: Green Eyes on April 14, 2012, 09:01:48 PM
Sending prayers to OK monkeys.  Large tornado on ground right now just outside Dacoma

http://kfor.com/on-air/live-streaming/

Thanks Northern Rose.  Am hoping they stay way north of us.


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Post by: Green Eyes on April 14, 2012, 09:04:38 PM
Quiz for Sister and her foot fetish - or is it mine?

Identify the feet with the following monkeys, GE, JSM Babs:

Pic 1
Pic 2
Pic 3

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/ec864447.jpg)

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/d6220dbf.jpg)

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/0f0df9d7.jpg),,
Pic 1 = GE
Pic 2 = JSM
Pic 3 = Babs
Did I totally blow it?????

WOW Sister I am impressed ::MonkeyKiss::


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Post by: Green Eyes on April 14, 2012, 09:18:22 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/8EUU8MzhYVU?version=3&hl

 ::MonkeyCool:: Not the best, but best I could do in just a week.  ::MonkeyDevil:: Didn't forget anything. Prayers for you all and thanks for all your support. I couldn't do it without you monkeys and CC!!!!!
Just beautiful and so elegant!!!!!!

JSM  did a great job. She looked so much more at ease than the first time we went to watch her. Her dress fit wonderfully &  looked lovely.  ::MonkeyKiss::


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Post by: Green Eyes on April 14, 2012, 09:21:47 PM
The tornadoes are headed to Kansas it's still going on the ground on highway 11. Up at the northern part of Oklahoma. Prayers for all out monkeys and everyone in the path.


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Post by: Green Eyes on April 14, 2012, 09:25:54 PM
JSM  Skate your butt off girl... ::MonkeySkate::

Sister You, Connie and George are still in my prayers.

TBM The skating outfit is stunning.

Trimm  Gad you and yours are OK....come back when you can.

Brandi Sorry son is still having problems with pain...will keep him in my prayers.

Caddi Please remember to take care of yourself.

Cookie Glad Benji is doing better...Mac has perked up with the heart meds and is back to morning and evening donk patrol at the barn.

Green Eyes Have decided I need another pole barn so have set up one tractor with the front end loader and box blade to level ground for it. Just scouting around looking for an area that is reasonably flat.

Sorry if I've missed anyone ( put it down to a senior moment)


4Donks.  You amaze me. Glad Mac is doing better with his meds. Glad to see you post.



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Post by: cookie on April 14, 2012, 09:49:48 PM
JSM..you did awesome! Loved your outfit ...glad that you had a cheering section..monkeys rock!


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Post by: Sister on April 15, 2012, 07:42:04 AM
JSM  Skate your butt off girl... ::MonkeySkate::

Sister You, Connie and George are still in my prayers.

TBM The skating outfit is stunning.

Trimm  Gad you and yours are OK....come back when you can.

Brandi Sorry son is still having problems with pain...will keep him in my prayers.

Caddi Please remember to take care of yourself.

Cookie Glad Benji is doing better...Mac has perked up with the heart meds and is back to morning and evening donk patrol at the barn.

Green Eyes Have decided I need another pole barn so have set up one tractor with the front end loader and box blade to level ground for it. Just scouting around looking for an area that is reasonably flat.

Sorry if I've missed anyone ( put it down to a senior moment)
4Donks, thank you so much for your prayers.  Connie was dealt another blow this week when the speech therapist said her therapy is coming to an end.  Frankly, it has been a blessing they have kept her this long.  Of course, Connie doesn't see it that way, she is devastated.
Prayers for everyone is the path of the storms.


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Post by: joesamas mama on April 15, 2012, 02:58:14 PM
Here's an encouraging ice skating story for JSM. Ya' gotta read the whole thing.    ::MonkeySkate::



http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/for-a-dc-hairdresser-a-love-of-figure-skating-becomes-a-dream-fulfilled/2012/04/10/gIQAZ8vD9S_story.html?wprss&google_editors_picks=true
For a D.C. hairdresser, a love of figure skating becomes a dream fulfilled
April 12, 2012

 ::snipping2::
On Friday, Bolek, who is now 46 and who could not so much as manage a toe pick seven years ago, will compete nationally for the first time in the 2012 U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships.

“I’ll say he’s enthusiastic,” says his coach, Barbara Walker. “He wants to learn. What else can I say? Of all my students, he has the most fun.”
 ::snipping2::

Photo Gallery at Link


Comments:


NonnyMouse
4/10/2012 11:16 PM CDT
I love this story. I am also a skater who began taking lessons as an adult - after just skating at the neighborhood pond in Canada. Great to go to the rink and learn now- so much fun.
I wish him BIG luck at the championships!
::MonkeySkate:: What a wonferful story Muffy. We had four adult skaters that went to Adult Nationals and three of them place 1st, 2nd and 4th. Really proud of them and two of the three started skating as adults. Gives me hope.  ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: joesamas mama on April 15, 2012, 03:09:43 PM
Happy Sunday Monkeys. Woke up late, torrential rain on the way to the rink, thought we wouldn't make it. Thankfully CC drives safely and got me there just in time to get dressed, skates on and order me a T shirt. Practiced this program only twice Friday since the last time I skated last year. I didnt forget a thing, best I think I have ever skated. When they called my name the two guys that drive the Zamboni were at the end of the rink POUNDING on the glass  ::MonkeyDevil:: One of them promised he would watch me skate, didn't know that they would act like it was a hockey game  ::MonkeyHaHa::

Had to wait FOREVER for the scores, by the time we got them, got my medal and pictures I had to throw on my skating paints OVER my dress and haul butt to Mass. Bet I kinda looked ridiculous with a skating jacket open and all you can see is flesh colored material with sequins.

I really have to thank all you monkeys for giving me the courage and special thoughts. I have to really applaud TBM for the dress, she went over and above, and there were so many compliments on the dress they were asking where I got it and can they order from her?  ::MonkeyJnBox:: So TBM you are the new Vera Wang of figure skating design.  ::MonkeyKiss::

Prayed for all of those in need and the victims of the tornados. I know they are moving east so PLEASE stay safe all of you.

Monkey hugs and Kisses. JSM


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Post by: joesamas mama on April 15, 2012, 03:12:49 PM
Ribbon Competition this morning.

http://www.youtube.com/v/c8NVU3-haMI?version=3&hl


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Post by: joesamas mama on April 15, 2012, 03:19:36 PM
One more very special story today about skating at the rink. The group behind me had two boys in it. One of them was a teenager, not sure what age, good skater, missed a lot of his jumps and spins in practice.

It was his turn on the ice for competition, he was missing parts of his music until his coach told the runner, tell them to UP the music, the kid was HEARING IMPAIRED, only could read lips. Once they turned his music up, OMG he was PERFECT!!!!! I was so proud of that young man and impressed with his skating. Enough skating stories, I am whooped and need to take Patton outside. I will probably be in bed by six am.

Love and prayers monkeys!!!!! Hugs JSM


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Post by: BabsKats on April 15, 2012, 03:48:18 PM
JSM, we didn't get a drop of rain out this way this morning, suns been shining since dawn - what a difference a few miles make!

You looked great in the video this morn, congratulations  ::MonkeyKiss::

TBM, sounds like you may have a new business venture in the works, the dress really was beautiful our gal looked wonderful in it!

Great story about the young man JSM, its amazing what those kids can do.

Everyone stay safe out there, this has been a devastating year with these tornadoes.  I have a friend in Wichita, Ka. that I'm waiting to hear from today, she lives in a mobile home and hope she wasn't affected.


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Post by: Bearlyhere on April 15, 2012, 05:16:56 PM
Bearly and Caddy - First I am so sorry that you are going through this - it is one of the toughest things to endure - almost worse than seeing your parent die - I have done both and I speak from experience.

I feel like you told our story with my mother in law. She became very paranoid and was doing very strange things before I finally convinced the family that she must be put in a safe environment. We were "lucky" in that her husband has been gone for a long time so she was really only endangering herself.

My MIL would claim (and still does) to be working on something when she was not even in charge of it. She did the books for our restuant years ago but we hired a bookkeeper about 15 years ago - but when I would go over there she would say that I needed to think about hiring someone because she did not have the time to do them. I still hear that same thing when we go to visit her.

The most frustrating thing was that most of the kids did not see the problem. My husband was an ostrich and chose not to see it, but his sister and brother would argue that she is just fine - she is just tired. I ended up taking care of her medications (which she was hiding everywhere in the house) and got a locking pill minder so she could only take one dose at a time and she could not mix them up. Before that she would often call me and let me know she was out of meds when I had just filled the weekly pill minder. Turns out she was either hiding them or resorting them and taking multiple doses a day of some and none of others. After the locking pill minder, she would call me and yell that I had not left any meds. The others in the family would actually believe her and call and yell at me also.

After research and talking to experts, I learned that paranoia and the need to "do something" even when there is nothing to do, is very common in early Alzheimer and related diseases. The emotional feeling that the patient get early in the disease is that they know they are forgetful but are terrified. So they lash out at the people around them. Even when you do things exactly as they wish, the feeling does not go away.  It is like that feeling we get when we know we have forgotten to do something but have no idea what it is - but it is magnified 1000 fold.

So, the long and short of it is that is YOU think something is wrong, you are probably correct. A visit with a gerontologist (they specifically deal with older people) will be super helpful. The one MIL saw helped the family understand that she was not safe.

Also, as painful and as sad as it is, you may need to get the doctor to conclude that your mother is not able to take care of herself. You may, for her own good, need to take control of her money.  Irrational spending with no idea what they have spent it on is another problem with early to mid disease.


Thank you so much!

The fact that they yell at the one they are closest to is so spot on.  Sometimes everything is fine and I think, well, I am the one who is wrong, but then I see something that tells me I am right. 



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 15, 2012, 05:22:20 PM
Wow- I love being a monkey.

GE- thanks for extending your hand in friendship by way of offering your email addy.  I have my sister in this journey and we communicate via email almost everyday. We don't live in the same town, so we share our emotions that way.  It is so helpful.

Bearly- I think our Moms are related or we just might be long lost sisters?

TBM-I always enjoy your wisdom on this topic, since you have the Hans on experience.  Much of what you tell is what is happening to her.  My sis is POA and we have taken all finances away from her. She saw a gerontologist for about 8 years when she lived in the same city with my sis. (of course, she did not like him). I think part of the challenge we face with her is  her personality.  I have come to my own conclusion that we are dealing with age related dementia and mental illness and you can throw in some personality disorders as well.  She has been in two psychiatric hospitals in the last six months.

She was moved to my brother's city recently. In some ways that was a mistake.  She is in a nice facility however and my sis is getting. A break from the day to day issues - even though sis still talks to the facility almost daily - to keep up with her care.  I guess MY issue is that my two brothers are the closest to her in distance and they are saying that they just can't deal with going to visit because of her demeanor.

She "heard" my brother say he was coming to get her to come live with him, so she packed all her things up. When he didn't show the next day, she called him.  He had never told her that he was doin that.  She swears he did and he says he didn't.  (He didn't).  So now they are not talking to each other.  Who is more mature here?

Sister - you really are an angel.  Thank you for your encouragement - like you, I always try to do the "right thing" and some times I wish I would just say to hell with it - but it is it who I am and I keep on keeping on.

Thanks my monkey friends for letting me vent!

May all of you have a blessed day!

I thought so, Cadi, that is why I put it all out there.  Some of the things you said reminded me of my Mom.  I would be proud to call you Sister!  Not to be confused with my other Sister, Sister!

 ::MonkeyHaHa:: ::MonkeyKiss::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 15, 2012, 06:27:42 PM
Wow- I love being a monkey.

GE- thanks for extending your hand in friendship by way of offering your email addy.  I have my sister in this journey and we communicate via email almost everyday. We don't live in the same town, so we share our emotions that way.  It is so helpful.

Bearly- I think our Moms are related or we just might be long lost sisters?

TBM-I always enjoy your wisdom on this topic, since you have the Hans on experience.  Much of what you tell is what is happening to her.  My sis is POA and we have taken all finances away from her. She saw a gerontologist for about 8 years when she lived in the same city with my sis. (of course, she did not like him). I think part of the challenge we face with her is  her personality.  I have come to my own conclusion that we are dealing with age related dementia and mental illness and you can throw in some personality disorders as well.  She has been in two psychiatric hospitals in the last six months.

She was moved to my brother's city recently. In some ways that was a mistake.  She is in a nice facility however and my sis is getting. A break from the day to day issues - even though sis still talks to the facility almost daily - to keep up with her care.  I guess MY issue is that my two brothers are the closest to her in distance and they are saying that they just can't deal with going to visit because of her demeanor.

She "heard" my brother say he was coming to get her to come live with him, so she packed all her things up. When he didn't show the next day, she called him.  He had never told her that he was doin that.  She swears he did and he says he didn't.  (He didn't).  So now they are not talking to each other.  Who is more mature here?

Sister - you really are an angel.  Thank you for your encouragement - like you, I always try to do the "right thing" and some times I wish I would just say to hell with it - but it is it who I am and I keep on keeping on.

Thanks my monkey friends for letting me vent!

May all of you have a blessed day!

Vent all you want.  it helps me a lot to hear what you are going through, even though I am sad that you have to go through it.  I offered my contact number, also, so, if you ever need it, please contact Klaas for it, but let me know so I can check my Monkey email.

When my son was very young, and I also met many other children with disabilities, I had to tell myself certain things were not my son speaking or acting a certain way, or the other kids, it was the disability.  I was able to separate the two.  I am having trouble with my Mom and this because she always had issues, so it is confusing to everyone--what is Mom and what is the disease process, and is there one or is she just becoming more of 'herself' as she ages? 

She yelled at me yesterday in the middle of the dining room (she does not want me to embarrass her here by wearing anything but 'nice' clothes and having my hair 'just so.'  She wants everyone coming through to look perfect.  She is angry that my Dad sometimes drops food on himself, so she really does not want me to bring him up to eat with her.  When I visit my Dad, we eat in the cafeteria, which is a much more relaxed atmosphere.  He ordinarily eats in the medical dining room when I am not there.  So for her to do that in the dining room where she does not want to be embarrassed by anything, was a red flag to me. 

We had come back from the doctor and the store and she had to go to dinner.  She was downstairs in her wheelchair and had her walker, which she carries from her room to the front door, while on her electric wheelchair .  I reached across her and got her keys from the arm of her chair.  She lifted her arm for me to get them, so I could go up the steps and open the door and put the packages in her room and open up before she got there, so she could get to the bathroom quickly--she takes a high dose of lasix.  She was supposed to get on the elevator and come right up because she 'had to go to the bathroom before she went to dinner.'  Several minutes passed and no Mom.  Here, she went right to the dining room.  I went and got her walker that she left in the hallway.  I was confused, but then I thought maybe she went straight to the dining room (it was quite a shock to see an empty elevator and no Mom).  I went to the dining room to get an earful in front of others (this is the part that makes me think something is wrong, she has been doing this, make no mistake, she did it to me all my life--but not loudly in front of others in this facility (she is in an apartment), now she is doing it in front of others, in a place she does not want to be embarrassed by any of us in--she wants us to dress a certain way, etc.).

She wanted to know why I took her key.  I told her she lifted her arm to let me have the key.  She said she called after me as I went down the hall and up the steps (nothing wrong with my hearing).  I told her she was going to go to her room first to 'do something.'  (I didn't want to embarrass her.)  She looked at me like she didn't know what I meant.  I said you had to go to your room and do something before you went to dinner.  (This is not exactly what I said, but she got it, but I didn't say--you had to go to the bathroom first).  She got the most angry, hateful, mean look on her face, it shook me up.  Not that I had not seen it before, but I had only seen that look aimed at my brother.  I had never spoken up to her before, but I did so respectfully and did not give her 'bathroom' story away, just tried to jog her memory to get her to calm down. 

She really never had much of a reason to reprimand me as I grew up, I knew better, although she always found something to nitpick about to embarrass me in front of my friends.  She did not stop until I was in tears or I left the room.  Sorry this took so long to explain.  It's just not like her to be so overt in front of 'her friends.'  Nitpicking and yelling are two totally different things.  She yelled when no one was around, she said embarrassing things about me calmly out loud when people were visiting, in order to make me look small.  Needless to say, I did not have friends over often.

I suggested she 'talk to someone,' I told her it really helps me to have someone who is not a member of the family to talk to.  She snapped, 'My problems are REAL.'  Like taking care of 4 people with disabilities isn't real.  Good grief.  I know it is the disease, but it still hurts.  I try to help and say things in a very kind way, she lashes out at any suggestion.  I feel like the enemy sometimes, yet I am the one who helps her and is there for her many times a week.

One of the big problems with this is my Son is now starting to imitate her.  He wants to be 'the meanest one of the 'bear family'.  He asks, Am I meaner than Grandmom, after he has said something mean to me or acted in an inappropriate way.  He says being mean makes you stronger.  (He sees me back down to my Mom).  He apologizes after I tell him why what he is doing is inappropriate.  He always answers with, but I only do it to you, no to anyone else.  I have noticed a certain brother will treat me differently when my Mom is around and can say things that can be hurtful.  When she is not there and it is just us, or him, me, and my Dad, we have a great time and laugh like crazy.  My brother's wife had always said the only thing my brother and she fight about is my Mom.  Only one of my SIL (out of 4) will visit her and that is once every couple of years and she comes with someone (my brother or one of the Grandchildren).  She saw her Mom every week and now her Mother is gone.  I have a feeling she will be coming more than once every 3 or 4 years, now. 

What a mess.



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 15, 2012, 06:30:35 PM
Bearly - please get ahold of JSM.  You and Cubby are welcome to come stay with us for your much needed and recommended vacation.   ::MonkeyKiss:: ::MonkeyKiss::

Love you guys.  I would never let my Father down.  The Nurses say he does really well when I am with him.  It lifts my spirits to see him.

Thank you so much.

 ::MonkeyKiss::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 15, 2012, 06:31:59 PM
JSM and I have our own version of the "Hunger Games".  2 nights ago she almost finished all the velvetta shells and ranch style bean caserole - she left me with one large tablespoon the following morning.  Well I got even for lunch today.  Ate the rest of her left over lasagna from her brother's Bday party at last night's dinner.  Now to proceed to finish the left over banana pudding stuff before she gets home from work.   ::MonkeyJnBox:: ::MonkeyJnBox::

Oh my!  How does she stay so thin?

 ::MonkeyShocked::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 15, 2012, 06:33:33 PM
I love being a monkey too.  Read all the posts (I think) and commend all of you for being care givers and kind to those in need.  

Our older dog Benji is at the vet right now having tests ...he has been throwing up and pooping blood since the weekend..this could be it for him..mentally I have already said goodbye..but maybe it is something that he can take meds to make him better..

I am so sorry, Cookie.  I will pray for all of you.

 ::MonkeyAngel::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 15, 2012, 06:38:35 PM
Bearly and Caddy - First I am so sorry that you are going through this - it is one of the toughest things to endure - almost worse than seeing your parent die - I have done both and I speak from experience.

I feel like you told our story with my mother in law. She became very paranoid and was doing very strange things before I finally convinced the family that she must be put in a safe environment. We were "lucky" in that her husband has been gone for a long time so she was really only endangering herself.

My MIL would claim (and still does) to be working on something when she was not even in charge of it. She did the books for our restuant years ago but we hired a bookkeeper about 15 years ago - but when I would go over there she would say that I needed to think about hiring someone because she did not have the time to do them. I still hear that same thing when we go to visit her.

The most frustrating thing was that most of the kids did not see the problem. My husband was an ostrich and chose not to see it, but his sister and brother would argue that she is just fine - she is just tired. I ended up taking care of her medications (which she was hiding everywhere in the house) and got a locking pill minder so she could only take one dose at a time and she could not mix them up. Before that she would often call me and let me know she was out of meds when I had just filled the weekly pill minder. Turns out she was either hiding them or resorting them and taking multiple doses a day of some and none of others. After the locking pill minder, she would call me and yell that I had not left any meds. The others in the family would actually believe her and call and yell at me also.

After research and talking to experts, I learned that paranoia and the need to "do something" even when there is nothing to do, is very common in early Alzheimer and related diseases. The emotional feeling that the patient get early in the disease is that they know they are forgetful but are terrified. So they lash out at the people around them. Even when you do things exactly as they wish, the feeling does not go away.  It is like that feeling we get when we know we have forgotten to do something but have no idea what it is - but it is magnified 1000 fold.

So, the long and short of it is that is YOU think something is wrong, you are probably correct. A visit with a gerontologist (they specifically deal with older people) will be super helpful. The one MIL saw helped the family understand that she was not safe.

Also, as painful and as sad as it is, you may need to get the doctor to conclude that your mother is not able to take care of herself. You may, for her own good, need to take control of her money.  Irrational spending with no idea what they have spent it on is another problem with early to mid disease.

Bless you all.  I've experienced Alzheimer's with my mother-in-law.  She lived next door to us for 12 years.  My husband and his siblings wouldn't admit there was a problem.  It progressed over about a 5 year period.  The last 2 yrs being especially bad.  I was told by her doc that patients tend to take their frustrations out on the main caregiver.  My m-i-l would accuse me of doing all sorts of things.  Her children would laugh about it.  I think it was their way of coping.  She was pitiful in the end.  But, I know that I tired to do the right thing and I was there when her own children were too busy to be bothered.  My husband left me to deal with things much of the time because he couldn't do it emotionally.  Now, he's dealing with the fallout.  It eats him up that he ignored her when he could've been spending time with her. 

Try to hang in there.  Take breaks as often as you can.  And this is something that all the kids needs to experience.  Nothing opens eyes like having to spend a week in mama's house sorting out her mess and dealing with her craziness. 

One thing that we were told by a couple of different docs was that the elderly tend to be dehydrated and Alzheimer's patients more than most.  If possible, keep them hydrated(water, juice, slushies, fruit, etc) and get them B12 shots.  That helped so much with my m-i-l.  She would have really good days for a couple of weeks after the shots.

Thanks, KM.  She is well hydrated.  I think I need the B12 shots!  Seriously, she takes all kinds of stuff, she is a nurse and loves her pills and operations.

 ::rhino::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: theboyzmom on April 15, 2012, 06:56:10 PM
Bearly - I did not quote you for length but I wanted to let you know how bad I feel for you. I have family like that but I have cut most of them out of the circle of close friends and family. The sad part is that when it is a medical problem it is so much harder to set limits. I do not think that diseases change people - just bring out the problems they had before. I know my mil was always difficult and judgmental, but now without a filter to temper what she says it is terrible. But I have to remember that is not a personal thing. Either way, I keep you in my prayers and remember that sometimes you have to walk away.   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: CasuallyCool on April 15, 2012, 07:34:16 PM
To Bearly and all monkeys - a heartfelt  ::MonkeyAngel:: and  :smt056 from JSM and me.  She was sleeping comfortably on the couch until a second ago but had a hunfer craving.  Let the Hunger Games begin again.   ::MonkeyJnBox::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: cookie on April 15, 2012, 07:53:46 PM
I love being a monkey too.  Read all the posts (I think) and commend all of you for being care givers and kind to those in need.  

Our older dog Benji is at the vet right now having tests ...he has been throwing up and pooping blood since the weekend..this could be it for him..mentally I have already said goodbye..but maybe it is something that he can take meds to make him better..

I am so sorry, Cookie.  I will pray for all of you.

 ::MonkeyAngel::




He is fine..he was dehydrated but different meds made a world of difference..he is back to his old crabby self lol...thanks for your oncern though...


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: cookie on April 15, 2012, 07:54:14 PM
To Bearly and all monkeys - a heartfelt  ::MonkeyAngel:: and  :smt056 from JSM and me.  She was sleeping comfortably on the couch until a second ago but had a hunfer craving.  Let the Hunger Games begin again.   ::MonkeyJnBox::

Lol..


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 15, 2012, 08:57:43 PM
Benji came home..he was severely dehydrated but they gave him fluids and meds for his tummy...he is much better.. Not his time..

 ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 15, 2012, 08:59:25 PM
Kitty Mom well said. It's so had when our parents or loved ones become ill. Dementia and Alzheimer's are such nasty diseases. I do understand how hard it is to see our parents like this. And how hard it is not to take what they say to heart when they say things that hurt. After all they are our parents. But what we have to remember they aren't really our parents any more. They aren't the same person that cared for us. Prayers for all that have had to care for their parents thru these diseases and prayers for the ones that are having it happen now.  ::MonkeyAngel::

 ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 15, 2012, 09:00:22 PM
Kitty Mom well said. It's so had when our parents or loved ones become ill. Dementia and Alzheimer's are such nasty diseases. I do understand how hard it is to see our parents like this. And how hard it is not to take what they say to heart when they say things that hurt. After all they are our parents. But what we have to remember they aren't really our parents any more. They aren't the same person that cared for us. Prayers for all that have had to care for their parents thru these diseases and prayers for the ones that are having it happen now.  ::MonkeyAngel::

 ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel::


Must be true, GE, I only put one angel there and then there was three!



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 15, 2012, 09:02:16 PM
Good morning Monkeys!   ::MonkeyKiss:: ::MonkeyKiss:: ::MonkeyKiss::

Have had a lot on my plate lately but had to stop by to send my love to Bearly and Cadi before I begin my day.

TBM - I so appreciate the wisdom and clarity in your message to Cadi and Bearly.  I always learn from you.  Thank you.

Bearly.  No hon, it isn't funny, imo.  However I expect it is how your brothers cope. It must hurt you so.   ::MonkeyTears::

Cadi - Thank heaven for your sister that provides you so much support.

Sister - I like you too!
 ::MonkeyAngel::

JSM - Your dress is lovely and you will look magnificent in it.  Happy skating on Saturday!

cookie - glad Benji is back home.

kittymom - your hubs must appreciate you so much for being there for his Mom.

GE and BABS  Have fun on Saturday  ::MonkeySkate:: ::MonkeySkate:: ::MonkeySkate::

Monkeys, my brother is here and is looking well.   We will spend the day together with our Mom.  Hubs will prepare a steak dinner for us when we return. Bless him.

 

 

Oh shoot, I missed dinner!

 ::MonkeyHaHa::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 15, 2012, 09:03:16 PM
Thinking of all my monkey friends..hoping that your struggles become less...



 ::MonkeyKiss::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 15, 2012, 09:04:33 PM
Thinking of all my monkey friends..hoping that your struggles become less...

Good morning!
Cookie, glad Benji is doing better and how is Molly making out?
Connie was here for a couple of days with Mr. Jenkins -- I feel like a grandmom that can spoil him rotten and then send him home -- lol.
 ::dogwag::

 ::dogwag:: ::dogwag::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 15, 2012, 09:06:30 PM
Cookie - so glad to hear the Benji is on the mend!  Thought about ya'll yesterday - while playing with my mutts.

Sister - glad you could adopt for a day!

Funny story for everyone...the other night I went into my bathroom, and it was kinda dark as I hadn't turned the light on yet and I see two little eyes in my closet!!  (Now my mutts can't go back there - electric fence, ya know.)

Out walks out the cutest kitty cat from my closet!!

We had to coax it over to us, to get it out of the house before the mutts saw it...cheese worked well.

I imagine it creeped into the house while we had the doors open that day since it has been so pleasant.  But I have no idea how long it had been in the house, nor in my closet.

She was the prettiest, softest kitty cat.  I am sure it belongs to a neighbor.  Bet she was scared to death - with all the barking and romping the mutts do in my den.

What a wonderful story.

 ::HelloKitty::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: BabsKats on April 15, 2012, 09:25:59 PM
MR. CC  --- Did the TOOTH FAIRY show up last night?   ::MonkeyWink::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 15, 2012, 10:53:00 PM
Brandi  Hows your son doing? Praying you are both well. ::MonkeyAngel::

Thank you for your concern about my son, Green Eyes.

He still has a few doses of his pain meds left, and has been taking about 1-2 doses a week now, when he is feeling especially bad. Most days he seems much better, but it worries me that he is not "all" better yet. Guess I should be pleased he is better most times though. Wish I knew what the problem was (is).

Still waiting on the ER bill. Hasn't arrived yet. Seems odd to me.

Thanks again for asking.

 ::MonkeyAngel::

Hope he feels all better soon.

 ::MonkeyAngel::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 15, 2012, 10:56:34 PM
Evening Monkeys, just got home from the rink. Placed 2nd, which I was really pleased with since I just learned this program a week ago Thursday. Thought I would get 3rd. Thanks for all your good wishes and support. Once I get unwound I will try and catch up. Skating and work has been killing me. Thank goodness for golf yesterday, took my mind off of skating.

Congratulations!

 ::MonkeySkate:: ::MonkeySkate:: ::MonkeySkate::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 15, 2012, 11:01:29 PM
JSM  Skate your butt off girl... ::MonkeySkate::

Sister You, Connie and George are still in my prayers.

TBM The skating outfit is stunning.

Trimm  Gad you and yours are OK....come back when you can.

Brandi Sorry son is still having problems with pain...will keep him in my prayers.

Caddi Please remember to take care of yourself.

Cookie Glad Benji is doing better...Mac has perked up with the heart meds and is back to morning and evening donk patrol at the barn.

Green Eyes Have decided I need another pole barn so have set up one tractor with the front end loader and box blade to level ground for it. Just scouting around looking for an area that is reasonably flat.

Sorry if I've missed anyone ( put it down to a senior moment)
4Donks, thank you so much for your prayers.  Connie was dealt another blow this week when the speech therapist said her therapy is coming to an end.  Frankly, it has been a blessing they have kept her this long.  Of course, Connie doesn't see it that way, she is devastated.
Prayers for everyone is the path of the storms.

Prayers continue.

 ::MonkeyAngel::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 15, 2012, 11:05:32 PM
Happy Sunday Monkeys. Woke up late, torrential rain on the way to the rink, thought we wouldn't make it. Thankfully CC drives safely and got me there just in time to get dressed, skates on and order me a T shirt. Practiced this program only twice Friday since the last time I skated last year. I didnt forget a thing, best I think I have ever skated. When they called my name the two guys that drive the Zamboni were at the end of the rink POUNDING on the glass  ::MonkeyDevil:: One of them promised he would watch me skate, didn't know that they would act like it was a hockey game  ::MonkeyHaHa::

Had to wait FOREVER for the scores, by the time we got them, got my medal and pictures I had to throw on my skating paints OVER my dress and haul butt to Mass. Bet I kinda looked ridiculous with a skating jacket open and all you can see is flesh colored material with sequins.

I really have to thank all you monkeys for giving me the courage and special thoughts. I have to really applaud TBM for the dress, she went over and above, and there were so many compliments on the dress they were asking where I got it and can they order from her?  ::MonkeyJnBox:: So TBM you are the new Vera Wang of figure skating design.  ::MonkeyKiss::

Prayed for all of those in need and the victims of the tornados. I know they are moving east so PLEASE stay safe all of you.

Monkey hugs and Kisses. JSM

Congratulations!!!

 ::MonkeySkate:: ::MonkeySkate:: ::MonkeySkate::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 15, 2012, 11:10:10 PM
Bearly - I did not quote you for length but I wanted to let you know how bad I feel for you. I have family like that but I have cut most of them out of the circle of close friends and family. The sad part is that when it is a medical problem it is so much harder to set limits. I do not think that diseases change people - just bring out the problems they had before. I know my mil was always difficult and judgmental, but now without a filter to temper what she says it is terrible. But I have to remember that is not a personal thing. Either way, I keep you in my prayers and remember that sometimes you have to walk away.   ::MonkeyAngel::

Thank you!

 ::MonkeyAngel::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 15, 2012, 11:10:58 PM
To Bearly and all monkeys - a heartfelt  ::MonkeyAngel:: and  :smt056 from JSM and me.  She was sleeping comfortably on the couch until a second ago but had a hunfer craving.  Let the Hunger Games begin again.   ::MonkeyJnBox::

 ::MonkeyJnBox::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: can on April 16, 2012, 08:07:48 AM
Good morning monkeys!

Way to go JSM!  Congrats!   ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeySkate::

Sister - Sorry to hear about Connie's latest disappointment.  Prayers continue.  ::MonkeyAngel::

Bearly -  :smt056



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: trimmonthelake on April 16, 2012, 08:56:41 AM
 ::MonkeyGavel::   testing a DROID. Love you monkeys



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: klaasend on April 16, 2012, 09:31:44 AM
::MonkeyGavel::   testing a DROID. Love you monkeys



Yippee!  Good to see you back Trimm - the Droid works great!  ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: MuffyBee on April 16, 2012, 09:39:24 AM
::MonkeyGavel::   testing a DROID. Love you monkeys




 ::MonkeyCool::  Welcome back Trimmy!!   ::MonkeySlide::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: cookie on April 16, 2012, 09:52:33 AM
Trimm...glad you came back to us! You were soooooooo missed


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: CasuallyCool on April 16, 2012, 10:00:38 AM
Hey  Trimm   ::MonkeyTongue:: ::MonkeyTongue::  Thought my favorite cougar might have hooked up with another young cub, 


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on April 16, 2012, 11:15:42 AM
::MonkeyGavel::   testing a DROID. Love you monkeys




What a wonderful surprise. Trimm is back  ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: So glad to see you. ::MonkeyKiss::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: 4 Donks on April 16, 2012, 12:17:37 PM

Trimm is back !!!

(http://i863.photobucket.com/albums/ab197/4donks/donkeys/weedonk.gif)


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on April 16, 2012, 12:18:23 PM
::MonkeyGavel::   testing a DROID. Love you monkeys


Oh Trimm, it is so good to see you.  When I sat down at the computer, I said a prayer for you and one for the rest of us,  I hoped today would be the day!  I am so excited you're back.
 ::MonkeyKiss::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: cadillac on April 16, 2012, 12:25:39 PM
Hey trimmy!  We can put the monkey jet back in the hangar!!

Yeah - welcome back, we were worried sooooo about you!!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: cadillac on April 16, 2012, 12:29:58 PM
Speaking of The Hunger Games...

I listened to the audio book this weekend.  Maybe I was tired of listening (I had only one more day left on my library check-out) so I was determined to finish it yesterday.  I liked the first part, since you had to use your imagination so much.  But the last part got old real fast.  Maybe the movie is better or I am tooo old for it?

Anyone read it?  It is so popular now...

Side note, I learned how to check out books on my IPad from the library.  It is pretty cool!  (Have I said that before to yall?)


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on April 16, 2012, 12:30:47 PM
::MonkeyGavel::   testing a DROID. Love you monkeys


  ::MonkeyJnBox::  ::MonkeyJnBox::  ::MonkeyDance:: Hi Trimm!!!!!!!!!! Been worried about you.  ::MonkeyKiss::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on April 16, 2012, 12:32:16 PM
Speaking of The Hunger Games...

I listened to the audio book this weekend.  Maybe I was tired of listening (I had only one more day left on my library check-out) so I was determined to finish it yesterday.  I liked the first part, since you had to use your imagination so much.  But the last part got old real fast.  Maybe the movie is better or I am tooo old for it?

Anyone read it?  It is so popular now...

Side note, I learned how to check out books on my IPad from the library.  It is pretty cool!  (Have I said that before to yall?)
Hey Caddy, never read Hunger Games, I have barely had time to get on SM these past weeks with skating and all. Going to catch up tonight.

I have missed you all.  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: theboyzmom on April 16, 2012, 12:44:40 PM
::MonkeyGavel::   testing a DROID. Love you monkeys



How wonderful to hear from you! We missed you!  ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Brandi on April 16, 2012, 01:52:01 PM
::MonkeyGavel::   testing a DROID. Love you monkeys



We love you too!

Hopefully a droid lets you see avatars. Just posted some Springtime ones for you last night!

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/Spring/2012/Image6.png)

It's so good to see you, Trimm!



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Northern Rose on April 16, 2012, 02:04:26 PM
::MonkeyGavel::   testing a DROID. Love you monkeys



 ::MonkeyAngel::   ::MonkeyAngel::   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 16, 2012, 02:52:38 PM
::MonkeyGavel::   testing a DROID. Love you monkeys



My day is complete!  Love you too, Trimmy!

 ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 16, 2012, 02:57:26 PM
Good morning monkeys!

Way to go JSM!  Congrats!   ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeySkate::

Sister - Sorry to hear about Connie's latest disappointment.  Prayers continue.  ::MonkeyAngel::

Bearly -  :smt056


 
Always feel better when I can get it off my chest and find that other monkeys have the same issues.  There is something to be said about not going through it alone.  I don't know what people do who don't Monkey around!

 ::MonkeyCool:: ::MonkeyAngel::





Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 16, 2012, 03:00:18 PM
Hey  Trimm   ::MonkeyTongue:: ::MonkeyTongue::  Thought my favorite cougar might have hooked up with another young cub, 

Another?  Cub?  Better go check on my pack and see if one is missing!

 ::MonkeyBike::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 16, 2012, 03:02:29 PM
Speaking of The Hunger Games...

I listened to the audio book this weekend.  Maybe I was tired of listening (I had only one more day left on my library check-out) so I was determined to finish it yesterday.  I liked the first part, since you had to use your imagination so much.  But the last part got old real fast.  Maybe the movie is better or I am tooo old for it?

Anyone read it?  It is so popular now...

Side note, I learned how to check out books on my IPad from the library.  It is pretty cool!  (Have I said that before to yall?)

Thinking about an Ipad, how do you like it?



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 16, 2012, 03:09:16 PM
Speaking of The Hunger Games...

I listened to the audio book this weekend.  Maybe I was tired of listening (I had only one more day left on my library check-out) so I was determined to finish it yesterday.  I liked the first part, since you had to use your imagination so much.  But the last part got old real fast.  Maybe the movie is better or I am tooo old for it?

Anyone read it?  It is so popular now...

Side note, I learned how to check out books on my IPad from the library.  It is pretty cool!  (Have I said that before to yall?)
Hey Caddy, never read Hunger Games, I have barely had time to get on SM these past weeks with skating and all. Going to catch up tonight.

I have missed you all.  ::MonkeyAngel::

Thank you JSM, and CC for all your support, along with the other monkeys.  Just trying to find my feet in all this and plant them firmly on the ground.  It will happen, just looking for others who have been there and know what to expect.  It's hard to tell what is disease process and what is just normal ornery behavior.  My Dad is much easier, I know his normal behavior much better.  His short term memory has been affected, people make things worse when they assume because of a certain diagnosis this or that can or can't be done.  He is much more capable than people give him credit for, I just don't want to do that to my Mom.  I just want to be fair and loving, and do what's best for all.  Thanks for your help.

 ::MonkeyAngel::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: KittyMom on April 16, 2012, 05:59:58 PM
::MonkeyGavel::   testing a DROID. Love you monkeys



You get an "A" on your test!!!!!!!!!

 ::MonkeyCheer4::   ::MonkeyCheer4::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 16, 2012, 06:41:33 PM
Bearly - I did not quote you for length but I wanted to let you know how bad I feel for you. I have family like that but I have cut most of them out of the circle of close friends and family. The sad part is that when it is a medical problem it is so much harder to set limits. I do not think that diseases change people - just bring out the problems they had before. I know my mil was always difficult and judgmental, but now without a filter to temper what she says it is terrible. But I have to remember that is not a personal thing. Either way, I keep you in my prayers and remember that sometimes you have to walk away.   ::MonkeyAngel::

Knowing that you and others have gone through much the same thing eases my mind so very much.  I am not looking for any quick fixes, anyone to step in and do this for me, not looking for pity, I just want to know there are people who care, people who have walked this way already and survived.  I love my Mom because she is my Mom.  I want to do what is best for her.  Sometimes it feels like being in an abusive relationship and making excuses to stay.  I also know that it is easier to help someone when you are not emotionally involved.  That is one reason I turn to the Monkeys for answers. 

I know there are Monkeys who are going through the same issues and don't ask for help and this conversation between all the monkeys about aging parents is helping at least one other person.  That is why I put myself out there.  It is not easy to run naked through the cage for all to see.

 ::MonkeyDevil::

I also know if these conversations bother you or if you don't want to be involved in any way, you can scroll on by.  Wonderful thing, that scroll feature.  I wish all of you who are going through any issues with your family, physical, mental, emotional, drug related, memory related, or anything at all, peace of mind.  Whatever issue you have, put it out there, there is at least one monkey who will have gone through the same thing.  If you just can't, I hope you are reading about others and their issues, so that can help you.

One of the things that has helped is that my doctor has prescribed Xanax to be taken before visits with my Mom.  I take half first, to see if that helps.  It's important that I come from a place of calm myself so things don't escalate.  Having a clear mind helps reason things out.  It really helps see things clearly--for me.  I am not advocating this in any way for others.  I am only telling those of you out there that there is a solution, it may be more exercise, or eating healthier, or whatever is right for you, just keep searching.

The only reason I took it when it was prescribed was because I remember No Rose (miss you) and others talking about it.  That kind of drug would be considered being a failure in my Mom's eyes (she started out her nursing career as a psych nurse and thinks everything can be fixed with a pill--go figure, and that anxiety and depression are not real).  She is on several psychotropic drugs, but the doctors tell her it is also used for other things or else she would not take them.  My point is, without No Rose being open, I may not have taken it.  Thanks No Rose for being so open and honest about it.

Thank you all for sharing your stories, it helps me and I have no doubt, other monkeys.  What's your story and what did you do to help resolve it?  If you didn't totally resolve it, what did you do to make life a little better for yourself or for others?  Again, from the bottom of my heart, thank you all for sharing your stories or listening.

 ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyKiss::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 16, 2012, 06:42:47 PM
::MonkeyGavel::   testing a DROID. Love you monkeys



You get an "A" on your test!!!!!!!!!

 ::MonkeyCheer4::   ::MonkeyCheer4::

 ::MonkeyJnBox::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on April 16, 2012, 06:58:53 PM
Bearly, yes the scroll feature is here, but I never use it in this thread.  Just want you to know I feel your pain and hurt and I too am here for you and all the other monkeys.  Sometimes it feels so lonely, but when I come here or in my prayer closet, I know I am never alone.  I too am so appreciative of all the support and prayers for my family.  By the way, I sometimes take those little pills as well.  They help me very much and I am not ashamed to say I take them.  Good for those who don't need them, but I am not one of them.
On another note, thank you everyone for keeping Connie's candles lit.  It means so much to me and when I tell Mom about it (she has no computer), she is amazed.  Love and Blessings.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on April 16, 2012, 07:15:15 PM
Ribbon Competition this morning.

http://www.youtube.com/v/c8NVU3-haMI?version=3&hl
This is so beautiful.  I never did learn to skate, grew up in the country with dirt roads, except for the main road and there was no rink around.  Love the adults that are learning, but it is not on my bucket list anymore.  Walking is good.
 ::piggy::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 17, 2012, 01:23:39 AM
Bearly, yes the scroll feature is here, but I never use it in this thread.  Just want you to know I feel your pain and hurt and I too am here for you and all the other monkeys.  Sometimes it feels so lonely, but when I come here or in my prayer closet, I know I am never alone.  I too am so appreciative of all the support and prayers for my family.  By the way, I sometimes take those little pills as well.  They help me very much and I am not ashamed to say I take them.  Good for those who don't need them, but I am not one of them.
On another note, thank you everyone for keeping Connie's candles lit.  It means so much to me and when I tell Mom about it (she has no computer), she is amazed.  Love and Blessings.

Thank you for your honesty.  Thanks for reading and thank you for your prayers.  Is your prayer closet a real closet or is it a room?

You and your family are always in my prayers.

 ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on April 17, 2012, 05:08:43 AM
Bearly  I am sure there are many a monkey that have gone though taking care of their elderly parents or have just starting to do so. We all have our own way with dealing with the hurtles that life gives us. Some seem to walk on thru them while others stumble along doing their best to deal with them.

You are right there is a scroll function. Every one has a free choice to use it. I am a firm believer that we all can learn from one another. And to know you are not alone with what you are going thru. It seems more and more are being diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer’s.  And like any other diseases every body acts differently.

I don’t think the professionals tell us what to really expect when our love ones have them. They give a general list but I have found that’s all. They don’t tell you that in the end they are unable to sallow food with out choking. And you might have to make the decision to have them put on a feeding tube. Or that as the there are different types of the disease. Which all have a different ways that our loved ones will act as it progresses. That’s way I keep saying it isn't the same person that took care of you. It really isn't. They are still our parent but then again they aren't. You will always love them because they are your parents or loved one.

I have experienced family and friends that have gone both ways. Just as sweet and nice until they pass and the ones that break our hearts with what feels like  abuse to the ones closes to them. From verbal to physical.  You are right it’s so easy to say you should do this or that. When it isn't our loved one. Giving advice is easy, having to do what’s best for everyone is hard.

You are right you need to stay clam to deal with them. But I also know how hard that is to do when you feel like a knife is being driven into your heart. I guess what I am trying to say is that all you can do is try the best to your ability.  But there will come a time when you will have to take a step back and let some of those responsibilities be taken over by the staff where your mom is at. That is a very hard step to take. That does not make you a bad daughter. As far as taking xanax  I am like sister there are times when it has made a difference in me being able to stay up right rather than crawl in bed and say no more.  There is nothing wrong needing to use them to help coop with life some times.

There are times when I read about when someone is having a stressful time. That I want to reach thru the screen and hug them and tell them this to shall pass.  It breaks my heart it really does.  I think it’s wonderful that we all have a place to come and vent or just talk about what’s going on. Knowing we will have support and understanding.  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: can on April 17, 2012, 06:31:42 AM
Good morning Monkeys!

Trim - good to see you!   ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::

Bearly - Glad you find some comfort here.   ::MonkeyAngel::






Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on April 17, 2012, 07:23:36 AM
Good morning.
 ::HelloKitty::
Taking Connie to the eye doctor and the dentist and hope to stop by and say hi to Mom as well.
Blessings.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: cookie on April 17, 2012, 08:46:36 AM
Morning everyone.
Thoughts going out to monkeys who are care givers...difficult ....
Been there, done that...
Don't forget to take care of you along the way..


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: BabsKats on April 17, 2012, 09:12:39 AM
Bearly hon, as I recently dealt with my dad as his care giver PLEASE the most important thing is to take care of yourself, first and foremost!

Mentally & most important physically it can wear YOU down, listen to your doctor, take a step back you can't do it on your own.....Zanax was a lifesaver so don't fret about having to to take "mothers little helpers" they have a place in your life right now!

My dad became the meanest, most vile person both mentally & physically abusive and it was almost totally directed at me, being that I was closest to him and had the total responsibilty for his care.

  It never gets better, there are no fix-its for the patient, no happy pills that will bring them back to who they once were, so please don't wait for that "Someday" daddy or mom will suddenly re-appear, please try and remember that.....They are no longer with us mentally no matter how much we want them to get better.

Point being once again......TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF........If you have to completely walk away from the situation, than DO IT.......No guilt, don't let other family members lay that on you, they are shucking their responsibilties and it matters not what they say......you....and only you are whats important!   

You have a wonderful son that needs his mom .... and if you let this wear you down, who will be there for him?  Put the two of you first, please hon, there is nothing more important.  Your parents gave you life and cherish the time you have had them, but let go when you must for yourself ...... please.......from one thats been there as so many of us have....We all love you and need our Bearly!



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: cookie on April 17, 2012, 10:07:47 AM
We had to take my mother in law to a retirement center after 2 1/2 years of her living with us. It was the worst 2 1/2 years of my life..it was hard on our marriage,hard for my hubs, myself and my mother in law when she lived with us. The more I did for her, the more he expected me to do. She refused to cook for herself once she moved in with us...she wanted her dinner by 5:00..  Hubs got home around 6:00.. I was serving dinner twice in the evening...that got old real quick..if she wanted to eat with us, she would have to wait until hubs ot home or cook for herself. She had her own kitchen but wanted me to wait on her...
When she oved into her own apartment for assisted living, we were all happier. We enjoyed her  when we saw her instead of resenting her. She had her own place again and social life with people her own age etc..it was a win win for all of us...hubs and I felt like kids on spring break once she was gone..we had our house back to ourselves...woo hoo!
There were family members who could not understand my frustration of having her live with us,,,however, those who were the first to tsk tsk tsk at me were the last to pack a bag and come over to give hubs and I a break..
MIL has since moved onto a nursing home at her own request. She feels safe there with medical people available in case something happens...easier that it was her ideal and not ours...she will be 91 in November ! She has her wits about her completely..it is amazing really...and she get around by herself..
She is happy, we are happy..but it took a lot of tears and frustration to get there. You feel like your whole life is wrapped around this person and in some ways, it is...caregivers have to let go of the guilt and get your own life back....I have seen it over and over with my friends..and lived it myself.
Some elder parents are considerate of their children who help take care of them, others just expect it like my MIl...oh, and we also help her out financially as she and my father in law did not plan for their old age...they expected that my hubs who is their only child would take care of them and that is exactly what is happening.  Sigh...


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: cadillac on April 17, 2012, 10:58:06 AM
Good day my monkeys!  Hope everyone is having a blessed day - guess I will head off to my little job - and thanks for everyone sharing their stories about care giving - it DOES make it easier to cope.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: cookie on April 17, 2012, 11:21:12 AM
Good day my monkeys!  Hope everyone is having a blessed day - guess I will head off to my little job - and thanks for everyone sharing their stories about care giving - it DOES make it easier to cope.


It does make it easier to cope. I even joined an online support group for caregivers which was like an oasis in the desert..finally, others who were going through the same things that I was going through, who were non judgmental ! It was a wonderful place for peace and understanding....I urge others to try the support groups for care givers..

Have a wonderful day Cadi and others.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: KittyMom on April 17, 2012, 11:58:39 AM
cookie, I think many are willing to give advice and judgement but few are actually willing to give up their time and energy to care for an elder. 


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: theboyzmom on April 17, 2012, 12:26:19 PM
cookie, I think many are willing to give advice and judgement but few are actually willing to give up their time and energy to care for an elder. 

I think that is so true. I know that my BIL was full of advice on how to help mom - but no where around when it came time to do it.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Northern Rose on April 17, 2012, 01:51:14 PM
Trial against Tammi the Enima woman in the Baby Gabriel case just started.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: MuffyBee on April 17, 2012, 02:26:10 PM
Trial against Tammi the Enima woman in the Baby Gabriel case just started.

Link to latest discussion thread:

http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=7156.0
Gabriel Johnson #5 2/20/11 -


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Northern Rose on April 17, 2012, 02:41:45 PM
Remains found in area searched for Zahra Baker.  They believe a skull is among the remains


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Brandi on April 17, 2012, 02:52:17 PM
Remains found in area searched for Zahra Baker.  They believe a skull is among the remains

Found a URL for this story at http://www.wbtv.com/story/17515491/remains-found-in-area-previously-searched-in-zahra-baker-case


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: MuffyBee on April 17, 2012, 04:20:03 PM
Remains found in area searched for Zahra Baker.  They believe a skull is among the remains

Found a URL for this story at http://www.wbtv.com/story/17515491/remains-found-in-area-previously-searched-in-zahra-baker-case

Link to latest discussion thread for Zahra:
http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?board=75.0
Zahra Clare Baker #11 9/17/11 -


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: cadillac on April 17, 2012, 07:29:42 PM
Speaking of The Hunger Games...

I listened to the audio book this weekend.  Maybe I was tired of listening (I had only one more day left on my library check-out) so I was determined to finish it yesterday.  I liked the first part, since you had to use your imagination so much.  But the last part got old real fast.  Maybe the movie is better or I am tooo old for it?

Anyone read it?  It is so popular now...

Side note, I learned how to check out books on my IPad from the library.  It is pretty cool!  (Have I said that before to yall?)


Hi Bearly,

I LOVE my Ipad.  I did not ask for it, it was a gift from hubs for Christmas.

There is sooo much about it that I don't understand nor use.  Also, the family gave me a REAL phone for Christmas too.  So I was overwhelmed trying to come into this technology world.  (My cell was the basic free one you get with a plan!!  It died when I was at my Dad's trying to take care of him and my Mom was in the hospital - so it was way overdue for me to get a new one.)

I have discovered that there are some things the Ipad doesn't do - or I am too stoopid to figure it out.  The main adjustment is the keypad.  I am old school - took typing in school so not having a real keyboard is new.  The kids say I can get a keyboard to attach to it - but I really dont need that.  I do use my laptop when I chat with my sis - I can bang out some words in no time when we talk.

But it is really cool!  And I absolutely adore being able to check out books on it from our public library!!

Thinking about an Ipad, how do you like it?





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Post by: cadillac on April 17, 2012, 07:30:23 PM
Sorry - got in your box there!!


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Post by: klaasend on April 17, 2012, 08:04:50 PM
DON'T MISS THE DANA PRETZER SHOW AT 9PM ET!

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Post by: cookie on April 17, 2012, 08:41:07 PM
I use my iPad all the time..I love it..I am not as proficient on my iPad as I am on my desktop...not that I am good on that either...lol


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Post by: Sister on April 18, 2012, 12:26:28 PM
Good afternoon everyone.
 ::HelloKitty::
Having some sprinkles of rain which we need.  Maybe this week we will get some actual rain and not just sprinkles.
Prayers for all who need them . . . that's all of us!
Blessings.


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Post by: Green Eyes on April 18, 2012, 01:04:16 PM
Afternoon Monkeys,

Just heard from Trimm  ::MonkeyCheer4:: She ask me to tell all of you She hopes everyone has a good day. She doesn't have very good service for her Droid. But she was going to try and read from time to time.  She is hanging in there and misses everyone.   ::MonkeyJnBox::


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Post by: 4 Donks on April 18, 2012, 04:13:24 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/04/18/report-dick-clark-dies-at-age-82/

TV and music pioneer Dick Clark dies at age 82



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Post by: Green Eyes on April 18, 2012, 04:31:08 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/04/18/report-dick-clark-dies-at-age-82/

TV and music pioneer Dick Clark dies at age 82



Rest In Peace Dick  ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: Sister on April 18, 2012, 11:12:59 PM
Hope everyone has a peaceful night and has the most wonderful dreams.
 :smt015


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Post by: Bearlyhere on April 19, 2012, 01:12:06 AM
Bearly  I am sure there are many a monkey that have gone though taking care of their elderly parents or have just starting to do so. We all have our own way with dealing with the hurtles that life gives us. Some seem to walk on thru them while others stumble along doing their best to deal with them.

You are right there is a scroll function. Every one has a free choice to use it. I am a firm believer that we all can learn from one another. And to know you are not alone with what you are going thru. It seems more and more are being diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer’s.  And like any other diseases every body acts differently.

I don’t think the professionals tell us what to really expect when our love ones have them. They give a general list but I have found that’s all. They don’t tell you that in the end they are unable to sallow food with out choking. And you might have to make the decision to have them put on a feeding tube. Or that as the there are different types of the disease. Which all have a different ways that our loved ones will act as it progresses. That’s way I keep saying it isn't the same person that took care of you. It really isn't. They are still our parent but then again they aren't. You will always love them because they are your parents or loved one.

I have experienced family and friends that have gone both ways. Just as sweet and nice until they pass and the ones that break our hearts with what feels like  abuse to the ones closes to them. From verbal to physical.  You are right it’s so easy to say you should do this or that. When it isn't our loved one. Giving advice is easy, having to do what’s best for everyone is hard.

You are right you need to stay clam to deal with them. But I also know how hard that is to do when you feel like a knife is being driven into your heart. I guess what I am trying to say is that all you can do is try the best to your ability.  But there will come a time when you will have to take a step back and let some of those responsibilities be taken over by the staff where your mom is at. That is a very hard step to take. That does not make you a bad daughter. As far as taking xanax  I am like sister there are times when it has made a difference in me being able to stay up right rather than crawl in bed and say no more.  There is nothing wrong needing to use them to help coop with life some times.

There are times when I read about when someone is having a stressful time. That I want to reach thru the screen and hug them and tell them this to shall pass.  It breaks my heart it really does.  I think it’s wonderful that we all have a place to come and vent or just talk about what’s going on. Knowing we will have support and understanding.  ::MonkeyAngel::

Green Eyes, as you know, I love you, my neighbor is calling to help her out with Bart, or I would write more.  Thank you so very much.



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Post by: Bearlyhere on April 19, 2012, 01:41:37 AM
Good morning Monkeys!

Trim - good to see you!   ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::

Bearly - Glad you find some comfort here.   ::MonkeyAngel::






Thanks, Can, I hope others do, too.  Right now I am helping Bart's Mom try to find out what plane she is going on for the 20th time, she is leaving in 2 days.  Alcoholism is a very serious disease and I can see why it alienates people.  Do they all live in the past?  Do they all keep recounting over and over things that happened in their past?  Do they not have a present?



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Post by: Bearlyhere on April 19, 2012, 01:43:15 AM
Good morning.
 ::HelloKitty::
Taking Connie to the eye doctor and the dentist and hope to stop by and say hi to Mom as well.
Blessings.

I hope everything went well today.  My prayers are with you.

 ::MonkeyAngel::



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Post by: Sister on April 19, 2012, 09:12:52 AM
Bearly, thank you, yes things went well with us at the various appointments and we did get to stop and see Mom and have some lemonade and banana nut bread.
I had a total meltdown on Monday and have not recovered from it yet.  Simply put, just plain overwhelmed with everything.  The sound advice from everyone about taking time for yourself is so true, but very hard to do.  It does catch up with you though.  Doing a lot of sighing right now.


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Post by: MuffyBee on April 19, 2012, 09:17:19 AM
Bearly, thank you, yes things went well with us at the various appointments and we did get to stop and see Mom and have some lemonade and banana nut bread.
I had a total meltdown on Monday and have not recovered from it yet.  Simply put, just plain overwhelmed with everything.  The sound advice from everyone about taking time for yourself is so true, but very hard to do.  It does catch up with you though.  Doing a lot of sighing right now.


 :smt056


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Post by: 4 Donks on April 19, 2012, 09:47:28 AM
Bearly, thank you, yes things went well with us at the various appointments and we did get to stop and see Mom and have some lemonade and banana nut bread.
I had a total meltdown on Monday and have not recovered from it yet.  Simply put, just plain overwhelmed with everything.  The sound advice from everyone about taking time for yourself is so true, but very hard to do.  It does catch up with you though.  Doing a lot of sighing right now.


Prayers for you Sister. ::MonkeyAngel::

When I say take care of you and saving time for yourself..it may be a scheduled 15min a day for listening to your favorite music, taking a stroll in the yard or having a favorite snack. Just time to bring the blood pressure down and your spirits up. Keeping you in my thoughts.


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Post by: Green Eyes on April 19, 2012, 09:55:52 AM
Bearly, thank you, yes things went well with us at the various appointments and we did get to stop and see Mom and have some lemonade and banana nut bread.
I had a total meltdown on Monday and have not recovered from it yet.  Simply put, just plain overwhelmed with everything.  The sound advice from everyone about taking time for yourself is so true, but very hard to do.  It does catch up with you though.  Doing a lot of sighing right now.


 ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel::  Yes it is Sister. Prayers for you & Connie. ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: Green Eyes on April 19, 2012, 09:59:17 AM
Good morning Monkeys!

Trim - good to see you!   ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::

Bearly - Glad you find some comfort here.   ::MonkeyAngel::






Thanks, Can, I hope others do, too.  Right now I am helping Bart's Mom try to find out what plane she is going on for the 20th time, she is leaving in 2 days.  Alcoholism is a very serious disease and I can see why it alienates people.  Do they all live in the past?  Do they all keep recounting over and over things that happened in their past?  Do they not have a present?



Bearly continued Prayers for you, Cubby Bear your dad & Mom. ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: Sister on April 20, 2012, 09:41:15 AM
Good morning monkeys.
Slowly recovering from meltdown . . . had several long walks (thanks for the suggestion 4Donks) and feeling somewhat better.
Excited about Sunday . . . doing 3 (count em 3) baptisms.  Have only done one at a time before so this should prove interesting!
Hope everyone has a good day.
 ::MonkeyBike::


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Post by: KittyMom on April 20, 2012, 09:50:41 AM
Good morning monkeys.
Slowly recovering from meltdown . . . had several long walks (thanks for the suggestion 4Donks) and feeling somewhat better.
Excited about Sunday . . . doing 3 (count em 3) baptisms.  Have only done one at a time before so this should prove interesting!
Hope everyone has a good day.
 ::MonkeyBike::
Sister, I had a good friend (and my counselor) tell me that the best walk to take requires that you eat a banana and crunchy peanut butter, walk briskly for 30 minutes, and then sit on the porch in a rocking chair for 15 minutes with your eyes closed just listening to nature.  There is something about kick-starting your brain chemistry so that you can overcome anxiety and the blues.  It works for me.


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Post by: Brandi on April 20, 2012, 04:02:34 PM
Our ground is so full of tree roots and stone that we cannot get a decent garden to grow in it.

This year, we are trying a raised bed with cinder blocks to grow tomatoes.

I have petunias and marigolds in the holes of the blocks and will fill in the other holes with parsley and basil as soon as they are ready to transplant. I am growing them from seed and they are not quite ready to transplant yet.

Have some more tomato plants and pepper plants in another raised bed that we made several years ago with timbers. Am curious to see how this cinder block idea works out. ;-)

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/IMG_0506.png)

(http://s380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/IMG_0510.png)

Just wanted to share ;-)


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Post by: theboyzmom on April 20, 2012, 04:12:37 PM
I love it Brandi! we have been doing a combination of bed gardens and a large tarp over a section of yard to keep the weeds down for a couple of years. I love both. I am so excited to have fresh veggies!


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Post by: Bearlyhere on April 20, 2012, 04:26:45 PM
Morning everyone.
Thoughts going out to monkeys who are care givers...difficult ....
Been there, done that...
Don't forget to take care of you along the way..

 ::MonkeyAngel::



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Post by: Bearlyhere on April 20, 2012, 04:29:21 PM
Bearly hon, as I recently dealt with my dad as his care giver PLEASE the most important thing is to take care of yourself, first and foremost!

Mentally & most important physically it can wear YOU down, listen to your doctor, take a step back you can't do it on your own.....Zanax was a lifesaver so don't fret about having to to take "mothers little helpers" they have a place in your life right now!

My dad became the meanest, most vile person both mentally & physically abusive and it was almost totally directed at me, being that I was closest to him and had the total responsibilty for his care.

  It never gets better, there are no fix-its for the patient, no happy pills that will bring them back to who they once were, so please don't wait for that "Someday" daddy or mom will suddenly re-appear, please try and remember that.....They are no longer with us mentally no matter how much we want them to get better.

Point being once again......TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF........If you have to completely walk away from the situation, than DO IT.......No guilt, don't let other family members lay that on you, they are shucking their responsibilties and it matters not what they say......you....and only you are whats important!   

You have a wonderful son that needs his mom .... and if you let this wear you down, who will be there for him?  Put the two of you first, please hon, there is nothing more important.  Your parents gave you life and cherish the time you have had them, but let go when you must for yourself ...... please.......from one thats been there as so many of us have....We all love you and need our Bearly!



 ::MonkeyAngel::



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Post by: Bearlyhere on April 20, 2012, 04:32:21 PM
We had to take my mother in law to a retirement center after 2 1/2 years of her living with us. It was the worst 2 1/2 years of my life..it was hard on our marriage,hard for my hubs, myself and my mother in law when she lived with us. The more I did for her, the more he expected me to do. She refused to cook for herself once she moved in with us...she wanted her dinner by 5:00..  Hubs got home around 6:00.. I was serving dinner twice in the evening...that got old real quick..if she wanted to eat with us, she would have to wait until hubs ot home or cook for herself. She had her own kitchen but wanted me to wait on her...
When she oved into her own apartment for assisted living, we were all happier. We enjoyed her  when we saw her instead of resenting her. She had her own place again and social life with people her own age etc..it was a win win for all of us...hubs and I felt like kids on spring break once she was gone..we had our house back to ourselves...woo hoo!
There were family members who could not understand my frustration of having her live with us,,,however, those who were the first to tsk tsk tsk at me were the last to pack a bag and come over to give hubs and I a break..
MIL has since moved onto a nursing home at her own request. She feels safe there with medical people available in case something happens...easier that it was her ideal and not ours...she will be 91 in November ! She has her wits about her completely..it is amazing really...and she get around by herself..
She is happy, we are happy..but it took a lot of tears and frustration to get there. You feel like your whole life is wrapped around this person and in some ways, it is...caregivers have to let go of the guilt and get your own life back....I have seen it over and over with my friends..and lived it myself.
Some elder parents are considerate of their children who help take care of them, others just expect it like my MIl...oh, and we also help her out financially as she and my father in law did not plan for their old age...they expected that my hubs who is their only child would take care of them and that is exactly what is happening.  Sigh...


 ::MonkeyAngel::



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Post by: Bearlyhere on April 20, 2012, 04:33:12 PM
Good day my monkeys!  Hope everyone is having a blessed day - guess I will head off to my little job - and thanks for everyone sharing their stories about care giving - it DOES make it easier to cope.

 ::HelloKitty::



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Post by: Bearlyhere on April 20, 2012, 04:34:39 PM
Good day my monkeys!  Hope everyone is having a blessed day - guess I will head off to my little job - and thanks for everyone sharing their stories about care giving - it DOES make it easier to cope.


It does make it easier to cope. I even joined an online support group for caregivers which was like an oasis in the desert..finally, others who were going through the same things that I was going through, who were non judgmental ! It was a wonderful place for peace and understanding....I urge others to try the support groups for care givers..

Have a wonderful day Cadi and others.

 ::CowboySmiley::



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Post by: Bearlyhere on April 20, 2012, 04:35:33 PM
cookie, I think many are willing to give advice and judgement but few are actually willing to give up their time and energy to care for an elder. 

 ::rhino::



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Post by: Bearlyhere on April 20, 2012, 04:36:51 PM
cookie, I think many are willing to give advice and judgement but few are actually willing to give up their time and energy to care for an elder. 

I think that is so true. I know that my BIL was full of advice on how to help mom - but no where around when it came time to do it.


 ::MonkeyAngel::



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Post by: Brandi on April 20, 2012, 08:04:02 PM
Our ground is so full of tree roots and stone that we cannot get a decent garden to grow in it.

This year, we are trying a raised bed with cinder blocks to grow tomatoes.

I have petunias and marigolds in the holes of the blocks and will fill in the other holes with parsley and basil as soon as they are ready to transplant. I am growing them from seed and they are not quite ready to transplant yet.

Have some more tomato plants and pepper plants in another raised bed that we made several years ago with timbers. Am curious to see how this cinder block idea works out. ;-)

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/IMG_0506.png)

(http://s380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/IMG_0510.png)

Just wanted to share ;-)

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/160651911677551370_mpMei558_c.jpg)

Just ran across this "other use" for cinder blocks on pinterest! LOL


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Post by: Green Eyes on April 20, 2012, 10:02:36 PM
Brandi,

I love your garden. I might have to just give in and do one myself.  Hubs has always been the yard guy for us. That was his relaxation after work. Didn't want to take that away from him.  ::MonkeyHaHa:: But since his eye surgeries he can't handle the light and still can't see well. So I guess if I want a garden I will have to do it. ::MonkeyHaHa::

Love the picture of the puppies ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: Brandi on April 21, 2012, 03:40:06 AM
Brandi,

I love your garden. I might have to just give in and do one myself.  Hubs has always been the yard guy for us. That was his relaxation after work. Didn't want to take that away from him.  ::MonkeyHaHa:: But since his eye surgeries he can't handle the light and still can't see well. So I guess if I want a garden I will have to do it. ::MonkeyHaHa::

Love the picture of the puppies ::MonkeyAngel::

Thanks for your positive comments, Green Eyes and TBM.

I have always grown some kind of garden wherever I have lived in my adult life, and as the years roll by, I find myself more interested each year. I just love fresh vegetables and herbs that I have grown myself.

Sorry your hubby cannot garden anymore, Green Eyes, I bet he really misses it. But I do recommend you plant something to eat and watch grow if you can. It's downright fun!

I planted the tomatoes and peppers a little early for our zone, taking a gamble on the weather. I now see that we are expecting a low of 37 Monday and Tuesday night. A little too close for comfort for me. May have to cover all of them those nights.


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Post by: Sister on April 21, 2012, 07:37:13 AM
Our ground is so full of tree roots and stone that we cannot get a decent garden to grow in it.

This year, we are trying a raised bed with cinder blocks to grow tomatoes.

I have petunias and marigolds in the holes of the blocks and will fill in the other holes with parsley and basil as soon as they are ready to transplant. I am growing them from seed and they are not quite ready to transplant yet.

Have some more tomato plants and pepper plants in another raised bed that we made several years ago with timbers. Am curious to see how this cinder block idea works out. ;-)

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/IMG_0506.png)

(http://s380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/IMG_0510.png)

Just wanted to share ;-)

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/160651911677551370_mpMei558_c.jpg)

Just ran across this "other use" for cinder blocks on pinterest! LOL
It's very nice.  I used to have a book called "Square Foot Gardening" . . . as I used raised beds for a long time.
We're due for some cooler temps here too Brandi the first of the week.  My friend Dennis has already planted tomatoes as they were getting to tall for his hot box and is also talking about cover his plants.  The pepper plants in the hot box are getting big now.
Think I will do more flowers this summer as an outlet for myself.  Nothing as good as digging in the dirt to ease the soul.
 ::HelloKitty::


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Post by: can on April 21, 2012, 08:04:46 AM
Bearly, thank you, yes things went well with us at the various appointments and we did get to stop and see Mom and have some lemonade and banana nut bread.
I had a total meltdown on Monday and have not recovered from it yet.  Simply put, just plain overwhelmed with everything.  The sound advice from everyone about taking time for yourself is so true, but very hard to do.  It does catch up with you t ::MonkeyAngel::hough.  Doing a lot of sighing right now.


 ::MonkeyKiss:: ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: can on April 21, 2012, 08:12:06 AM
Good morning monkeys.
Slowly recovering from meltdown . . . had several long walks (thanks for the suggestion 4Donks) and feeling somewhat better.
Excited about Sunday . . . doing 3 (count em 3) baptisms.  Have only done one at a time before so this should prove interesting!
Hope everyone has a good day.
 ::MonkeyBike::

Love the babies at baptisms and seeing the pride on their parents faces.
When I was a kid at Sunday School, held during the services, we were aways marched up
to sit in the church to see the baptisms.  So cute.   ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: can on April 21, 2012, 08:14:26 AM
Afternoon Monkeys,

Just heard from Trimm  ::MonkeyCheer4:: She ask me to tell all of you She hopes everyone has a good day. She doesn't have very good service for her Droid. But she was going to try and read from time to time.  She is hanging in there and misses everyone.   ::MonkeyJnBox::


Thanks GE - Hi Trimmy!   ::MonkeyCheer4::


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Post by: can on April 21, 2012, 08:37:55 AM
Good morning Monkeys!

Trim - good to see you!   ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::

Bearly - Glad you find some comfort here.   ::MonkeyAngel::






Thanks, Can, I hope others do, too.  Right now I am helping Bart's Mom try to find out what plane she is going on for the 20th time, she is leaving in 2 days.  Alcoholism is a very serious disease and I can see why it alienates people.  Do they all live in the past?  Do they all keep recounting over and over things that happened in their past?  Do they not have a present?



Hi bearly.  Hope your friend gets the help she needs. Apparently numerous rehabs are not uncommon.  I hope this one sticks.

Having a relative who has alienated herself from the family I would have to say she lives in the past.  When she calls, which is less and less over the years she cries and recalls the same old issues of her childhood.  It's as though she is frozen in time. 

My pleadings and offers of assistance have fallen on deaf ears.  She has had blackouts where she was rushed to the hospital, found in the nick of time by a boyfriend or a landlord.

It's sad.   Her father has reached the point where he fears the worst. 

It seems that her 'present' is her love affair with booze.   ::MonkeyNoNo::   


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Post by: theboyzmom on April 21, 2012, 09:19:40 AM
Good morning Monkeys!

Trim - good to see you!   ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::

Bearly - Glad you find some comfort here.   ::MonkeyAngel::






Thanks, Can, I hope others do, too.  Right now I am helping Bart's Mom try to find out what plane she is going on for the 20th time, she is leaving in 2 days.  Alcoholism is a very serious disease and I can see why it alienates people.  Do they all live in the past?  Do they all keep recounting over and over things that happened in their past?  Do they not have a present?



Hi bearly.  Hope your friend gets the help she needs. Apparently numerous rehabs are not uncommon.  I hope this one sticks.

Having a relative who has alienated herself from the family I would have to say she lives in the past.  When she calls, which is less and less over the years she cries and recalls the same old issues of her childhood.  It's as though she is frozen in time. 

My pleadings and offers of assistance have fallen on deaf ears.  She has had blackouts where she was rushed to the hospital, found in the nick of time by a boyfriend or a landlord.

It's sad.   Her father has reached the point where he fears the worst. 

It seems that her 'present' is her love affair with booze.   ::MonkeyNoNo::   

Hey guys - I was quiet on this for a bit to think about it. As a disclosure -I am a recovered alcoholic - almost 7 years sober. It is a baffling and sad issue. The simple fact is that rehabs and such do not work on the real deal. That is because booze is only a symptom of our problem. What it really comes down to is a spiritual sickness. Most of us, at some point, want to quit but we can not. It is very much like having diarrhea and being told not to go. You really want to follow the instruction but you just can not. No reason in the world or any pleading from anyone you love can change the fact that you can not stop on your own. I know - I wanted to - I needed to - I had good support to quit - but I could not. I was baffled. Finally, I accepted defeat and went to AA - there I learned that with God's help I could stop and stay stopped. It work, if the person is willing to do anything to recover. My personal belief is that rehabs want to help, but they want to make money too. And since they can not mention the "God" word at the risk of offending someone, they are at a disadvantage.

So I will now crawl off the soap box. Please know that I am praying for all the people affected by alcoholism - both the alcoholic and the circle of destruction around them.


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Post by: Green Eyes on April 21, 2012, 02:48:23 PM
Well Good for you TBM. That is wonderful. Congratulations on being sober for 7 years. No need to slink off. Thank you for sharing with us.  ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: cookie on April 21, 2012, 07:45:58 PM
You all rock!
What a bunch of neat people on this board!

Love the garden idea Brandi..my DIL does a raised garden every year with timbers..she has amazing results just as I know that u will!
 Have a blessed weekend everyone!


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Post by: Sister on April 21, 2012, 09:18:56 PM
Good morning Monkeys!

Trim - good to see you!   ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::

Bearly - Glad you find some comfort here.   ::MonkeyAngel::



Thanks, Can, I hope others do, too.  Right now I am helping Bart's Mom try to find out what plane she is going on for the 20th time, she is leaving in 2 days.  Alcoholism is a very serious disease and I can see why it alienates people.  Do they all live in the past?  Do they all keep recounting over and over things that happened in their past?  Do they not have a present?



Hi bearly.  Hope your friend gets the help she needs. Apparently numerous rehabs are not uncommon.  I hope this one sticks.

Having a relative who has alienated herself from the family I would have to say she lives in the past.  When she calls, which is less and less over the years she cries and recalls the same old issues of her childhood.  It's as though she is frozen in time. 

My pleadings and offers of assistance have fallen on deaf ears.  She has had blackouts where she was rushed to the hospital, found in the nick of time by a boyfriend or a landlord.

It's sad.   Her father has reached the point where he fears the worst. 

It seems that her 'present' is her love affair with booze.   ::MonkeyNoNo::   

Hey guys - I was quiet on this for a bit to think about it. As a disclosure -I am a recovered alcoholic - almost 7 years sober. It is a baffling and sad issue. The simple fact is that rehabs and such do not work on the real deal. That is because booze is only a symptom of our problem. What it really comes down to is a spiritual sickness. Most of us, at some point, want to quit but we can not. It is very much like having diarrhea and being told not to go. You really want to follow the instruction but you just can not. No reason in the world or any pleading from anyone you love can change the fact that you can not stop on your own. I know - I wanted to - I needed to - I had good support to quit - but I could not. I was baffled. Finally, I accepted defeat and went to AA - there I learned that with God's help I could stop and stay stopped. It work, if the person is willing to do anything to recover. My personal belief is that rehabs want to help, but they want to make money too. And since they can not mention the "God" word at the risk of offending someone, they are at a disadvantage.

So I will now crawl off the soap box. Please know that I am praying for all the people affected by alcoholism - both the alcoholic and the circle of destruction around them.
TBM, thank you for sharing from the sacred part of your heart.  My father was an alcoholic and he too, by the grace of God, recovered.  Unfortunately, it was after he had destroyed our family, but we survived and God blessed us in other ways.  During the later years of his life, I took care of him and we grew to love one another again.  I miss him every day.
Proud of you and encouraged by your thoughts.  Blessings.


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Post by: KittyMom on April 21, 2012, 11:53:07 PM
So many wonderful people on here willing to share their stories to help others.  God bless each monkey until they can sip from the saucer!


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Post by: Brandi on April 22, 2012, 12:23:10 AM
You all rock!
What a bunch of neat people on this board!

Love the garden idea Brandi..my DIL does a raised garden every year with timbers..she has amazing results just as I know that u will!
 Have a blessed weekend everyone!


Thanks, Cookie!

Planted cukes and squash today in a different bed. Found an old strawberry jar in the back I had forgotten about and brought it around front and planted bright pink Impatiens in the holes and top. Should look real nice when they fill out. And they do!

BTW .. I finished your avatar last week: http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=4314.msg1518684#msg1518684

 ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: can on April 22, 2012, 06:39:38 AM
Good morning Monkeys!

Trim - good to see you!   ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::

Bearly - Glad you find some comfort here.   ::MonkeyAngel::






Thanks, Can, I hope others do, too.  Right now I am helping Bart's Mom try to find out what plane she is going on for the 20th time, she is leaving in 2 days.  Alcoholism is a very serious disease and I can see why it alienates people.  Do they all live in the past?  Do they all keep recounting over and over things that happened in their past?  Do they not have a present?



Hi bearly.  Hope your friend gets the help she needs. Apparently numerous rehabs are not uncommon.  I hope this one sticks.

Having a relative who has alienated herself from the family I would have to say she lives in the past.  When she calls, which is less and less over the years she cries and recalls the same old issues of her childhood.  It's as though she is frozen in time. 

My pleadings and offers of assistance have fallen on deaf ears.  She has had blackouts where she was rushed to the hospital, found in the nick of time by a boyfriend or a landlord.

It's sad.   Her father has reached the point where he fears the worst. 

It seems that her 'present' is her love affair with booze.   ::MonkeyNoNo::   

Hey guys - I was quiet on this for a bit to think about it. As a disclosure -I am a recovered alcoholic - almost 7 years sober. It is a baffling and sad issue. The simple fact is that rehabs and such do not work on the real deal. That is because booze is only a symptom of our problem. What it really comes down to is a spiritual sickness. Most of us, at some point, want to quit but we can not. It is very much like having diarrhea and being told not to go. You really want to follow the instruction but you just can not. No reason in the world or any pleading from anyone you love can change the fact that you can not stop on your own. I know - I wanted to - I needed to - I had good support to quit - but I could not. I was baffled. Finally, I accepted defeat and went to AA - there I learned that with God's help I could stop and stay stopped. It work, if the person is willing to do anything to recover. My personal belief is that rehabs want to help, but they want to make money too. And since they can not mention the "God" word at the risk of offending someone, they are at a disadvantage.

So I will now crawl off the soap box. Please know that I am praying for all the people affected by alcoholism - both the alcoholic and the circle of destruction around them.

Congratulations and thanks for sharing.
 ::MonkeyAngel::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: cookie on April 22, 2012, 09:26:42 AM
You all rock!
What a bunch of neat people on this board!

Love the garden idea Brandi..my DIL does a raised garden every year with timbers..she has amazing results just as I know that u will!
 Have a blessed weekend everyone!


Thanks, Cookie!

Planted cukes and squash today in a different bed. Found an old strawberry jar in the back I had forgotten about and brought it around front and planted bright pink Impatiens in the holes and top. Should look real nice when they fill out. And they do!

BTW .. I finished your avatar last week: http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=4314.msg1518684#msg1518684

 ::MonkeyCool::


Thanks...I will change over today sometime hopefully.. ::MonkeyKiss::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: 4 Donks on April 22, 2012, 11:32:42 AM
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Good News  ::monkeywine2::

Will Chocolate Help You Stay Slim?

 ::snipping2::

 Adults who ate chocolate on more days of the week than not were actually thinner with a lower body mass index than those who consumed chocolate less frequently,


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: theboyzmom on April 22, 2012, 02:24:52 PM
http://isp.netscape.com/homerealestate/package.jsp?name=fte/chocolatethinner/chocolatethinner

Good News  ::monkeywine2::

Will Chocolate Help You Stay Slim?

 ::snipping2::

 Adults who ate chocolate on more days of the week than not were actually thinner with a lower body mass index than those who consumed chocolate less frequently,

Thank goodness! I should be a skinny person in no time!! LOL


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: ISpy on April 23, 2012, 02:54:08 AM
Good evening, everybody!  I don't usually post here as it's all I can do most days to just catch up on the Missing threads. LOL! The discussion on alcoholics living in the past reminded me of something I read recently.  In a nutshell, they've done some recent studies on alcoholics, alcoholism, and brain development.  They discovered that the age at which a person begins heavily drinking matters. In layman's terms, the alcohol usage actually changes the brain's chemistry and physiology (physical design). It stunts the person's emotional maturity and they will more than likely be forever that age emotionally and mentally. I forgot that little tidbit when I recently went to an elderly relative's milestone birthday party. As a child, I was often drug along to family parties, with the grown-ups drinking and drunk in the backyard and the minor children (from babies up) along for the ride. We were often left to entertain ourselves (the just-don't bother-us mentality). All the parties ended the exact same way, drunken grown-ups and huge blowouts.  When we finally got old enough to have a voice and a choice, we chose to stay home.

So, having recently seen these same relatives at a local reunion behaving very well and wanting to honor my elderly aunt, I went to her birthday party. I assumed they'd finally outgrown the high school party hardy mentality. Not! It was my childhood nightmare all over again and more.  I literally saw how my aunts & uncles had passed down this curse to their children (my cousins) and the cousins were in the process of passing it down to the next generation.  None of those parents were looking out for their children at a hotel full of strangers in a strange town-and it was perfectly normal for them! The party had been booked at that restaurant apparently because it had a bar adjoining the conference room and a hotel across the parking lot (cuts down on DUI's). Had there been a fire in the hotel that night, they and their children would have died-they'd have been in no condition to get them out. The family was horribly loud, children running around unsupervised all night, we had to wait for family members to get back from the bar before we could sing, cut the cake, and open presents-it was total chaos.  Then of course, the inevitable tempers flared and yelling matches ensued. What a way to honor the oldest sister/Mom/Grandma/Great Grandma/Aunt/Great Aunt! She was rightfully hurt and angry too. Long story short, the alcoholics in our family have never grown up. Emotionally and physiologically, they are stuck at 17-18 years old (no offense to all the responsible and wiser 17-18 yr olds out there).  It was my last family event on that side (minus funerals).  That's one family tradition I/we won't be passing down. That doesn't mean I don't love them-I just won't be joining them.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: ISpy on April 23, 2012, 03:27:25 AM
theboyzmom- You are one courageous person! Thank you for sharing. More power to you!  :smt038

If only there was some way we could get people to see that alcoholism is like fishing. The bait is the alcohol company (Busch, Miller, Coors, Absolut, Jack Daniels,Guinness, etc.) ad campaigns featuring pretty young girls living it up with handsome, well-built guys, the celebrity endorsements, and the frat/sorority party scene on almost every college campus. The message being "You can be __________ (popular, pretty, macho, sexy, adult, relaxed, cool, "in", etc.) if you drink our beer/wine/vodka/whiskey.".  It all looks so fun and innocent.  After all, no one ever gets hurt in a single commercial or ad.  The bait is cast and the fish are hooked before they know what hit them.  They often spend the rest of their not-so-fun lives struggling to be free and sometimes it becomes a life or death struggle.

Truth In Advertising should require alcohol companies to graphically show drunk driving deaths, Emergency Rooms on Friday and Saturday nights, users vomiting, the abused children, the aftermath of date rapes/party rapes/frat party rapes, and liver damage on their commercials and their packaging...all the dirty little secrets behind the "glamour". If we're going to make cigarette companies put graphic warnings on their labels, shouldn't the same rules apply to alcohol companies?  Far more lives are lost, damaged, and permanently altered due to alcoholism than cigarettes.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: theboyzmom on April 23, 2012, 09:47:20 AM
theboyzmom- You are one courageous person! Thank you for sharing. More power to you!  :smt038

If only there was some way we could get people to see that alcoholism is like fishing. The bait is the alcohol company (Busch, Miller, Coors, Absolut, Jack Daniels,Guinness, etc.) ad campaigns featuring pretty young girls living it up with handsome, well-built guys, the celebrity endorsements, and the frat/sorority party scene on almost every college campus. The message being "You can be __________ (popular, pretty, macho, sexy, adult, relaxed, cool, "in", etc.) if you drink our beer/wine/vodka/whiskey.".  It all looks so fun and innocent.  After all, no one ever gets hurt in a single commercial or ad.  The bait is cast and the fish are hooked before they know what hit them.  They often spend the rest of their not-so-fun lives struggling to be free and sometimes it becomes a life or death struggle.

Truth In Advertising should require alcohol companies to graphically show drunk driving deaths, Emergency Rooms on Friday and Saturday nights, users vomiting, the abused children, the aftermath of date rapes/party rapes/frat party rapes, and liver damage on their commercials and their packaging...all the dirty little secrets behind the "glamour". If we're going to make cigarette companies put graphic warnings on their labels, shouldn't the same rules apply to alcohol companies?  Far more lives are lost, damaged, and permanently altered due to alcoholism than cigarettes.

Thanks for the kudos.

The problem is that most people use alcohol exactly like it is meant to be used and those that do not would never be swayed by the warnings. Every alcoholic I have met says "Yea, that is true but it will not happen to me". I know that many of the people I talk to that are alcoholics swear they are not hurting any one and nothing I say or anyone else says can convince them of it until the figure it out for them selves. So sad.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: cookie on April 23, 2012, 10:12:57 AM
Well said TBM


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: CasuallyCool on April 23, 2012, 02:09:52 PM
Prayers to all monkey in need.  ::MonkeyAngel::

A special SHOUT OUT to our own monkey sleuths, Green Eyes and Babs!!!   ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::

They have helped me in tracking down some docs/info/people  so I can proceed with getting my first marriage annulled so I can remarry JSM in her Catholic Church.  It breaks my heart that she is not able to take sacrements - this is the least that I can do for my baby.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: theboyzmom on April 23, 2012, 05:09:22 PM
Prayers to all monkey in need.  ::MonkeyAngel::

A special SHOUT OUT to our own monkey sleuths, Green Eyes and Babs!!!   ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::

They have helped me in tracking down some docs/info/people  so I can proceed with getting my first marriage annulled so I can remarry JSM in her Catholic Church.  It breaks my heart that she is not able to take sacrements - this is the least that I can do for my baby.

I did the annulment thing - - it is a pain but worth it. Bless you for being willing to do it and to GE and Babs for helping@


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: BabsKats on April 23, 2012, 05:11:10 PM
Prayers to all monkey in need.  ::MonkeyAngel::

A special SHOUT OUT to our own monkey sleuths, Green Eyes and Babs!!!   ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::

They have helped me in tracking down some docs/info/people  so I can proceed with getting my first marriage annulled so I can remarry JSM in her Catholic Church.  It breaks my heart that she is not able to take sacrements - this is the least that I can do for my baby.
So glad we could help CC, we loves you both........... ::MonkeyWink::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: CasuallyCool on April 23, 2012, 07:58:18 PM
TBM - I'm beginning to feel that the annullment is a pain.  First, the easy parts of obtaining marriage and divorce certificates.  Then baptismal records, for me not a problem, but for her, I need to get her permission and I haven't even spoken to her in almost 30 years, and the church want's me to attempt to track her down and ask her, which I personally find a violation of her present life and family.  So I married a Catholic girl in her church, which I did not convert, why can't the Catholic Diocese secure her baptismal records?  Maybe I'm just confused and don't really understand the whole process completly yet.  And the witness part - could be a problem.  I just want to do right for JSM.   ::MonkeyMad::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: trimmonthelake on April 23, 2012, 07:59:10 PM
Cc...
 ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: CasuallyCool on April 23, 2012, 08:11:26 PM
Cc...
 ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::

Love you Trimm.  Hope all is well an I and many others have missed you/ I know JSM want's to telly you to but she's at a work partner's meeting tonight so I get to baby sit our babies and cook dinner.  Please don't be a stranger, you cougar.

 ::MonkeyJnBox:: ::MonkeyJnBox:: ::MonkeyJnBox:: ::MonkeyJnBox::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: CasuallyCool on April 23, 2012, 08:16:54 PM
Well, seeing that JSM is working late tonight,  don't have to watch Mr. Belvediere.  Instead - Brazillian Bums of Stell.   ::MonkeyGavel:: ::MonkeyGavel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: 4 Donks on April 23, 2012, 08:44:09 PM
TBM - I'm beginning to feel that the annulment is a pain.  First, the easy parts of obtaining marriage and divorce certificates.  Then baptismal records, for me not a problem, but for her, I need to get her permission and I haven't even spoken to her in almost 30 years, and the church want's me to attempt to track her down and ask her, which I personally find a violation of her present life and family.  So I married a Catholic girl in her church, which I did not convert, why can't the Catholic Diocese secure her baptismal records?  Maybe I'm just confused and don't really understand the whole process completly yet.  And the witness part - could be a problem.  I just want to do right for JSM.   ::MonkeyMad::

Maybe the ex got an annulment before she got remarried. Anyway to check that out.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on April 23, 2012, 09:51:54 PM
Cc...
 ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::
Yes, it's worth the effort.  The sacrament issue is the one thing I will never be able to understand about the Catholic church.
Trimm, it is so good to see you and you're looking beautiful as always.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: CasuallyCool on April 23, 2012, 09:59:39 PM
TBM - I'm beginning to feel that the annulment is a pain.  First, the easy parts of obtaining marriage and divorce certificates.  Then baptismal records, for me not a problem, but for her, I need to get her permission and I haven't even spoken to her in almost 30 years, and the church want's me to attempt to track her down and ask her, which I personally find a violation of her present life and family.  So I married a Catholic girl in her church, which I did not convert, why can't the Catholic Diocese secure her baptismal records?  Maybe I'm just confused and don't really understand the whole process completly yet.  And the witness part - could be a problem.  I just want to do right for JSM.   ::MonkeyMad::

Maybe the ex got an annulment before she got remarried. Anyway to check that out.


The only way th ex could have got an annullment is if she lied, cause I was never contacted by her church


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: cookie on April 23, 2012, 11:03:40 PM
Can't JSM still receive the sacraments since your marriage is not recognized by the church since you were not married in the catholic church? Can't remember all the stuff now since I am not a practicing catholic anymore. Anyways, good luck in your quest..
Do u know if your ex got remarried?


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: klaasend on April 24, 2012, 12:13:13 AM
TBM - I'm beginning to feel that the annullment is a pain.  First, the easy parts of obtaining marriage and divorce certificates.  Then baptismal records, for me not a problem, but for her, I need to get her permission and I haven't even spoken to her in almost 30 years, and the church want's me to attempt to track her down and ask her, which I personally find a violation of her present life and family.  So I married a Catholic girl in her church, which I did not convert, why can't the Catholic Diocese secure her baptismal records?  Maybe I'm just confused and don't really understand the whole process completly yet.  And the witness part - could be a problem.  I just want to do right for JSM.   ::MonkeyMad::

You know CC, she (your ex) might be in a similar position as you and might be happy you contacted her.  Maybe she would like an annulment for the same reasons as you?  Can you try tracking her down on Facebook?  Then just send her a private message on facebook.  Apologize for butting into her life but that you hope she will help you?



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: BabsKats on April 24, 2012, 12:29:47 AM
TBM - I'm beginning to feel that the annullment is a pain.  First, the easy parts of obtaining marriage and divorce certificates.  Then baptismal records, for me not a problem, but for her, I need to get her permission and I haven't even spoken to her in almost 30 years, and the church want's me to attempt to track her down and ask her, which I personally find a violation of her present life and family.  So I married a Catholic girl in her church, which I did not convert, why can't the Catholic Diocese secure her baptismal records?  Maybe I'm just confused and don't really understand the whole process completly yet.  And the witness part - could be a problem.  I just want to do right for JSM.   ::MonkeyMad::
You know CC, she (your ex) might be in a similar position as you and might be happy you contacted her.  Maybe she would like an annulment for the same reasons as you?  Can you try tracking her down on Facebook?  Then just send her a private message on facebook.  Apologize for butting into her life but that you hope she will help you?



Klaas, we couldn't find her, nor any of her family on FB.  His best bet would be to write to her, it wouldn't be as invasive as a telephone call, I wouldn't think?


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on April 24, 2012, 03:16:17 PM
Getting ready to take Connie and Mr. Jenkins home.  Bought a shredder and she has been busy. 
Blessings to everyone.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: klaasend on April 24, 2012, 05:18:55 PM
TBM - I'm beginning to feel that the annullment is a pain.  First, the easy parts of obtaining marriage and divorce certificates.  Then baptismal records, for me not a problem, but for her, I need to get her permission and I haven't even spoken to her in almost 30 years, and the church want's me to attempt to track her down and ask her, which I personally find a violation of her present life and family.  So I married a Catholic girl in her church, which I did not convert, why can't the Catholic Diocese secure her baptismal records?  Maybe I'm just confused and don't really understand the whole process completly yet.  And the witness part - could be a problem.  I just want to do right for JSM.   ::MonkeyMad::
You know CC, she (your ex) might be in a similar position as you and might be happy you contacted her.  Maybe she would like an annulment for the same reasons as you?  Can you try tracking her down on Facebook?  Then just send her a private message on facebook.  Apologize for butting into her life but that you hope she will help you?



Klaas, we couldn't find her, nor any of her family on FB.  His best bet would be to write to her, it wouldn't be as invasive as a telephone call, I wouldn't think?


I agree, writing her would be the next best thing.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 25, 2012, 03:37:50 AM
Good morning Monkeys!

Trim - good to see you!   ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::

Bearly - Glad you find some comfort here.   ::MonkeyAngel::






Thanks, Can, I hope others do, too.  Right now I am helping Bart's Mom try to find out what plane she is going on for the 20th time, she is leaving in 2 days.  Alcoholism is a very serious disease and I can see why it alienates people.  Do they all live in the past?  Do they all keep recounting over and over things that happened in their past?  Do they not have a present?



Hi bearly.  Hope your friend gets the help she needs. Apparently numerous rehabs are not uncommon.  I hope this one sticks.

Having a relative who has alienated herself from the family I would have to say she lives in the past.  When she calls, which is less and less over the years she cries and recalls the same old issues of her childhood.  It's as though she is frozen in time. 

My pleadings and offers of assistance have fallen on deaf ears.  She has had blackouts where she was rushed to the hospital, found in the nick of time by a boyfriend or a landlord.

It's sad.   Her father has reached the point where he fears the worst. 

It seems that her 'present' is her love affair with booze.   ::MonkeyNoNo::   

She is going to the BVIs so she can sit on the beach, snorkel, and drink.  I hope she comes back with some perspective.  Her dog happens to have cancer, and is on steroids so he has multiple infections in his eyes, his mouth, is throwing up, is dehydrated and she is on the island.  It was now or never she believes for a trip.  I hope she does not get another older dog.  She has problems with her legs and has trouble walking and the dog needs to be taken out frequently.  I don't mean to be rude, but I have a lot on my plate right now.  I go over most nights and walk her dog. 

 ::dogwag::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 25, 2012, 03:57:34 AM
Good morning Monkeys!

Trim - good to see you!   ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::

Bearly - Glad you find some comfort here.   ::MonkeyAngel::






Thanks, Can, I hope others do, too.  Right now I am helping Bart's Mom try to find out what plane she is going on for the 20th time, she is leaving in 2 days.  Alcoholism is a very serious disease and I can see why it alienates people.  Do they all live in the past?  Do they all keep recounting over and over things that happened in their past?  Do they not have a present?



Hi bearly.  Hope your friend gets the help she needs. Apparently numerous rehabs are not uncommon.  I hope this one sticks.

Having a relative who has alienated herself from the family I would have to say she lives in the past.  When she calls, which is less and less over the years she cries and recalls the same old issues of her childhood.  It's as though she is frozen in time. 

My pleadings and offers of assistance have fallen on deaf ears.  She has had blackouts where she was rushed to the hospital, found in the nick of time by a boyfriend or a landlord.

It's sad.   Her father has reached the point where he fears the worst. 

It seems that her 'present' is her love affair with booze.   ::MonkeyNoNo::   

Hey guys - I was quiet on this for a bit to think about it. As a disclosure -I am a recovered alcoholic - almost 7 years sober. It is a baffling and sad issue. The simple fact is that rehabs and such do not work on the real deal. That is because booze is only a symptom of our problem. What it really comes down to is a spiritual sickness. Most of us, at some point, want to quit but we can not. It is very much like having diarrhea and being told not to go. You really want to follow the instruction but you just can not. No reason in the world or any pleading from anyone you love can change the fact that you can not stop on your own. I know - I wanted to - I needed to - I had good support to quit - but I could not. I was baffled. Finally, I accepted defeat and went to AA - there I learned that with God's help I could stop and stay stopped. It work, if the person is willing to do anything to recover. My personal belief is that rehabs want to help, but they want to make money too. And since they can not mention the "God" word at the risk of offending someone, they are at a disadvantage.

So I will now crawl off the soap box. Please know that I am praying for all the people affected by alcoholism - both the alcoholic and the circle of destruction around them.

Thank you so much, tbm.  Would it help for me to go?  I am not going to abandon her.  She has a boarder that is a reformed alcoholic.  He is totally off alcohol.  He is in a great deal of pain because of a really bad accident--head split open, foot split apart, etc.  He is now on oxycodone and does not take them as prescribed.  He takes a bunch of them (he is supposed to take 1 at a time) then he runs out and goes through withdrawal.  He can be a real jerk when he is abusing his meds.

I have a question/dilemma that has been on my mind for a while.  I know a woman, who is using her mother's disabled placard.  She jumps in the first place she sees and even if it is the only space there, she uses it.  She sees no problem with this as by the end of the day, she says she is uncomfortable herself.  She refuses to take meds for pain.  (That was not criticism, just the facts).  Her mother passed away.  Her placard does not expire until the end of the year 2013.  I have tried to talk to her about it, but she does not listen.  She is a person I have to deal with because she is a therapist for my son, a good one, and has been for years. 

One reason it annoys me is selfishness on my part.  I have disabled plates, they are for me.  I am in chronic pain and need to park close to where we go.  She is there first and has already taken the spot.  She can walk fine.  I never take the last spot, I always feel there is someone worse off than me, I also do not take the closest spot for the same reason.  It irks me when she does this, especially in the rain and cold and dampness when my pain is at it's greatest and I have terrible trouble.  She is never going to change.  What would you do?  I don't want this resentment to eat up at me, I figure it is between her and God, but when I am in really bad shape and nothing will calm the pain, I do feel resentful.  Really, I am just blowing off steam, but am wondering what you would do.  I am trying to just let it go.  I like to keep my strength for my parents and my son, and those who really need it, not having to walk far due to parking issues, which should be avoided.

 ::MonkeyBike::



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Post by: Bearlyhere on April 25, 2012, 04:54:21 AM
Good morning Monkeys!

Trim - good to see you!   ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::

Bearly - Glad you find some comfort here.   ::MonkeyAngel::






Thanks, Can, I hope others do, too.  Right now I am helping Bart's Mom try to find out what plane she is going on for the 20th time, she is leaving in 2 days.  Alcoholism is a very serious disease and I can see why it alienates people.  Do they all live in the past?  Do they all keep recounting over and over things that happened in their past?  Do they not have a present?



Hi bearly.  Hope your friend gets the help she needs. Apparently numerous rehabs are not uncommon.  I hope this one sticks.

Having a relative who has alienated herself from the family I would have to say she lives in the past.  When she calls, which is less and less over the years she cries and recalls the same old issues of her childhood.  It's as though she is frozen in time.  

My pleadings and offers of assistance have fallen on deaf ears.  She has had blackouts where she was rushed to the hospital, found in the nick of time by a boyfriend or a landlord.

It's sad.   Her father has reached the point where he fears the worst.  

It seems that her 'present' is her love affair with booze.   ::MonkeyNoNo::  

Hey guys - I was quiet on this for a bit to think about it. As a disclosure -I am a recovered alcoholic - almost 7 years sober. It is a baffling and sad issue. The simple fact is that rehabs and such do not work on the real deal. That is because booze is only a symptom of our problem. What it really comes down to is a spiritual sickness. Most of us, at some point, want to quit but we can not. It is very much like having diarrhea and being told not to go. You really want to follow the instruction but you just can not. No reason in the world or any pleading from anyone you love can change the fact that you can not stop on your own. I know - I wanted to - I needed to - I had good support to quit - but I could not. I was baffled. Finally, I accepted defeat and went to AA - there I learned that with God's help I could stop and stay stopped. It work, if the person is willing to do anything to recover. My personal belief is that rehabs want to help, but they want to make money too. And since they can not mention the "God" word at the risk of offending someone, they are at a disadvantage.

So I will now crawl off the soap box. Please know that I am praying for all the people affected by alcoholism - both the alcoholic and the circle of destruction around them.

By the way, TBM, you have mentioned that in the past.  I admire you for that, I have meant to tell you before.  You are a hero to me.  That is a very hard fight.  I lost a fiance to that disease, he was perfect in every other way.  We also lost my son's father to the same disease.  My neighbor is perfectly happy the way she is.  She works with a child during the day and does not drink.  She comes home and makes meals for her tenants and others.  She drinks during this time.  She is pretty wasted by 10 PM and goes to bed about 230 or 300.  She is pretty sloppy during the end.  She has to be at work very late in the morning and never has a hangover.  She is basically a pleasant person.  She has many good qualities, but had a hard childhood, her mother, who did not raise her (her Grandparents did) will not tell her who her father is.  She has lost lots of friends who died due to drugs.  She is Bart's Mom.  She lives for Bart (or a current rescued basset), food, and alcohol.  She lives for drinking and eating lots of good food, she says this is the only things she enjoys in life (except Bart, of course) and would rather be dead than without them.  When Roscoe died, she was really drinking heavily.  She is also one of the most compassionate people I know.  She will help anyone.

The people who I know and who drink all seem to have self-esteem problems.  It usually has to do with parenting/the way they grew up/were raised and the way they were treated when they grew up.  I think it was Phil Donahue, who said, you are 40, 50, 60, don't you think it is time to stop blaming your parents and take responsibility for (in this case) being fat?  I don't hear the people I know blame their parents, I often hear stories about the way they grew up and then start noticing a common denominator.  I find this to be true with a lot of people who have depression/anxiety, also.  Why do people with low self-esteem have to jump on the backs of young children or those who cannot defend themselves, to make themselves seem bigger?  

Some people walk away from abusers, others can't, they think things will change some day.  When things do not change, and they run out of hope, they feel they cannot move forward.  Why do people hurt their children or others who are dependent on them?  They cannot defend themselves.  Like these young kids who wet the beds and then get murdered for it.  Why don't they put diapers on these little ones if the parent cannot handle it and they know they can't?  The kids are asleep, they don't know what they are doing.  They don't make the parents/caretakers angry because they enjoy being abused.  Where is common sense in all of this?

 ::MonkeyNoNo::

left out a word bh



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Post by: Bearlyhere on April 25, 2012, 05:08:53 AM
You all rock!
What a bunch of neat people on this board!

Love the garden idea Brandi..my DIL does a raised garden every year with timbers..she has amazing results just as I know that u will!
 Have a blessed weekend everyone!


I have a raised garden.  The most well-fed groundhog in the world just loves it.

 ::monkeyblink::



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Post by: Bearlyhere on April 25, 2012, 05:12:29 AM
Good morning Monkeys!

Trim - good to see you!   ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::

Bearly - Glad you find some comfort here.   ::MonkeyAngel::



Thanks, Can, I hope others do, too.  Right now I am helping Bart's Mom try to find out what plane she is going on for the 20th time, she is leaving in 2 days.  Alcoholism is a very serious disease and I can see why it alienates people.  Do they all live in the past?  Do they all keep recounting over and over things that happened in their past?  Do they not have a present?



Hi bearly.  Hope your friend gets the help she needs. Apparently numerous rehabs are not uncommon.  I hope this one sticks.

Having a relative who has alienated herself from the family I would have to say she lives in the past.  When she calls, which is less and less over the years she cries and recalls the same old issues of her childhood.  It's as though she is frozen in time. 

My pleadings and offers of assistance have fallen on deaf ears.  She has had blackouts where she was rushed to the hospital, found in the nick of time by a boyfriend or a landlord.

It's sad.   Her father has reached the point where he fears the worst. 

It seems that her 'present' is her love affair with booze.   ::MonkeyNoNo::   

Hey guys - I was quiet on this for a bit to think about it. As a disclosure -I am a recovered alcoholic - almost 7 years sober. It is a baffling and sad issue. The simple fact is that rehabs and such do not work on the real deal. That is because booze is only a symptom of our problem. What it really comes down to is a spiritual sickness. Most of us, at some point, want to quit but we can not. It is very much like having diarrhea and being told not to go. You really want to follow the instruction but you just can not. No reason in the world or any pleading from anyone you love can change the fact that you can not stop on your own. I know - I wanted to - I needed to - I had good support to quit - but I could not. I was baffled. Finally, I accepted defeat and went to AA - there I learned that with God's help I could stop and stay stopped. It work, if the person is willing to do anything to recover. My personal belief is that rehabs want to help, but they want to make money too. And since they can not mention the "God" word at the risk of offending someone, they are at a disadvantage.

So I will now crawl off the soap box. Please know that I am praying for all the people affected by alcoholism - both the alcoholic and the circle of destruction around them.
TBM, thank you for sharing from the sacred part of your heart.  My father was an alcoholic and he too, by the grace of God, recovered.  Unfortunately, it was after he had destroyed our family, but we survived and God blessed us in other ways.  During the later years of his life, I took care of him and we grew to love one another again.  I miss him every day.
Proud of you and encouraged by your thoughts.  Blessings.

I am so glad you had good memories with him from the later years.

 :smt056



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Post by: Bearlyhere on April 25, 2012, 06:06:46 AM
Good evening, everybody!  I don't usually post here as it's all I can do most days to just catch up on the Missing threads. LOL! The discussion on alcoholics living in the past reminded me of something I read recently.  In a nutshell, they've done some recent studies on alcoholics, alcoholism, and brain development.  They discovered that the age at which a person begins heavily drinking matters. In layman's terms, the alcohol usage actually changes the brain's chemistry and physiology (physical design). It stunts the person's emotional maturity and they will more than likely be forever that age emotionally and mentally. I forgot that little tidbit when I recently went to an elderly relative's milestone birthday party. As a child, I was often drug along to family parties, with the grown-ups drinking and drunk in the backyard and the minor children (from babies up) along for the ride. We were often left to entertain ourselves (the just-don't bother-us mentality). All the parties ended the exact same way, drunken grown-ups and huge blowouts.  When we finally got old enough to have a voice and a choice, we chose to stay home.

So, having recently seen these same relatives at a local reunion behaving very well and wanting to honor my elderly aunt, I went to her birthday party. I assumed they'd finally outgrown the high school party hardy mentality. Not! It was my childhood nightmare all over again and more.  I literally saw how my aunts & uncles had passed down this curse to their children (my cousins) and the cousins were in the process of passing it down to the next generation.  None of those parents were looking out for their children at a hotel full of strangers in a strange town-and it was perfectly normal for them! The party had been booked at that restaurant apparently because it had a bar adjoining the conference room and a hotel across the parking lot (cuts down on DUI's). Had there been a fire in the hotel that night, they and their children would have died-they'd have been in no condition to get them out. The family was horribly loud, children running around unsupervised all night, we had to wait for family members to get back from the bar before we could sing, cut the cake, and open presents-it was total chaos.  Then of course, the inevitable tempers flared and yelling matches ensued. What a way to honor the oldest sister/Mom/Grandma/Great Grandma/Aunt/Great Aunt! She was rightfully hurt and angry too. Long story short, the alcoholics in our family have never grown up. Emotionally and physiologically, they are stuck at 17-18 years old (no offense to all the responsible and wiser 17-18 yr olds out there).  It was my last family event on that side (minus funerals).  That's one family tradition I/we won't be passing down. That doesn't mean I don't love them-I just won't be joining them.

What a horrible way to honor a loved one.  So sorry ISPY!  Thank you for sharing this.

 ::MonkeyAngel::



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Post by: theboyzmom on April 25, 2012, 08:02:56 AM

 ::snipping2::

By the way, TBM, you have mentioned that in the past.  I admire you for that, I have meant to tell you before.  You are a hero to me.  That is a very hard fight.  I lost a fiance to that disease, he was perfect in every other way.  We also lost my son's father to the same disease.  My neighbor is perfectly happy the way she is.  She works with a child during the day and does not drink.  She comes home and makes meals for her tenants and others.  She drinks during this time.  She is pretty wasted by 10 PM and goes to bed about 230 or 300.  She is pretty sloppy during the end.  She has to be at work very late in the morning and never has a hangover.  She is basically a pleasant person.  She has many good qualities, but had a hard childhood, her mother, who did not raise her (her Grandparents did) will not tell her who her father is.  She has lost lots of friends who died due to drugs.  She is Bart's Mom.  She lives for Bart (or a current rescued basset), food, and alcohol.  She lives for drinking and eating lots of good food, she says this is the only things she enjoys in life (except Bart, of course) and would rather be dead than without them.  When Roscoe died, she was really drinking heavily.  She is also one of the most compassionate people I know.  She will help anyone.

The people who I know and who drink all seem to have self-esteem problems.  It usually has to do with parenting/the way they grew up/were raised and the way they were treated when they grew up.  I think it was Phil Donahue, who said, you are 40, 50, 60, don't you think it is time to stop blaming your parents and take responsibility for (in this case) being fat?  I don't hear the people I know blame their parents, I often hear stories about the way they grew up and then start noticing a common denominator.  I find this to be true with a lot of people who have depression/anxiety, also.  Why do people with low self-esteem have to jump on the backs of young children or those who cannot defend themselves, to make themselves seem bigger?  

Some people walk away from abusers, others can't, they think things will change some day.  When things do not change, and they run out of hope, they feel they cannot move forward.  Why do people hurt their children or others who are dependent on them?  They cannot defend themselves.  Like these young kids who wet the beds and then get murdered for it.  Why don't they put diapers on these little ones if the parent cannot handle it and they know they can't?  The kids are asleep, they don't know what they are doing.  They don't make the parents/caretakers angry because they enjoy being abused.  Where is common sense in all of this?

 ::MonkeyNoNo::

left out a word bh



Bearly - having worked with many alcoholics through the years and knowing many more, your assessment is correct as to the PERCEPTION of the past. Many times when the people recover they find that the past is not what they said it was (or thought it was).  We alcoholics main problem is that we think we are the center of the universe. We think that everything done is about us - the best example is if two people get into a fight and one is an alcoholic, no matter who started it the alcoholic will blame the other person. So, many appear to have low self esteem - truth is that they are filled with fear - of not getting what they want, of losing what they have. "Normal" people work around these issues = we do not - we blame, ignore and drink to fix them.

Also, most alcoholics, when sober, are talented and sweet people - but they are lost in the fear and resentment.

I feel almost worse for the people around the alcoholic as I do for the alcoholic. Both are baffled by the problem, neither have a solution. I can go on all day about the subject. Bearly - feel free to get my email from Klaas and email me anytime.


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Post by: cookie on April 25, 2012, 08:54:48 AM
 ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: Northern Rose on April 25, 2012, 02:14:43 PM
Tammi trial for Baby Gabriel is getting really interesting today
http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=7156.200


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Post by: theboyzmom on April 25, 2012, 06:15:54 PM
Tammi trial for Baby Gabriel is getting really interesting today
http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=7156.200

I have been reading the local reports every day. Interesting stuff.


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Post by: Sister on April 26, 2012, 08:57:00 AM
Tammi trial for Baby Gabriel is getting really interesting today
http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=7156.200

I have been reading the local reports every day. Interesting stuff.
I listened to some of the trial yesterday.  That Tammi is obessed.
 ::MonkeyNoNo::


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Post by: Sister on April 26, 2012, 09:01:35 AM
Good morning.
 ::HelloKitty::
Feeling much better now.  Sunday's baptisms went to well.  Praise God.  It was a holy and precious time.
Connie was here Tuesday and Wednesday but was sick to her stomach.  Between sinus and medicine, she had real stomach issues.  We're trying again tomorrow.  She was upset she couldn't help more, but I assured her we have plenty time.
Had my hair cut short so now when I look in the mirror I can be visibly reminded to do things differently, including taking a few minutes for just me.  So far it's working.
Be blessed!


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Post by: cookie on April 26, 2012, 09:05:46 AM
Good morning.
 ::HelloKitty::
Feeling much better now.  Sunday's baptisms went to well.  Praise God.  It was a holy and precious time.
Connie was here Tuesday and Wednesday but was sick to her stomach.  Between sinus and medicine, she had real stomach issues.  We're trying again tomorrow.  She was upset she couldn't help more, but I assured her we have plenty time.
Had my hair cut short so now when I look in the mirror I can be visibly reminded to do things differently, including taking a few minutes for just me.  So far it's working.
Be blessed!

 ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: theboyzmom on April 26, 2012, 10:25:50 AM
So my hubs got me an Ipad yesterday. Still getting used to it but I think I will love it! Anyone got some app suggestions for me?  ::MonkeyHaHa::


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Post by: cadillac on April 26, 2012, 03:07:06 PM
So my hubs got me an Ipad yesterday. Still getting used to it but I think I will love it! Anyone got some app suggestions for me?  ::MonkeyHaHa::
I download books from our public library...and my favorite app is Words with Friends.  Like scrabble - it's fun!


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Post by: cookie on April 26, 2012, 05:47:20 PM
So my hubs got me an Ipad yesterday. Still getting used to it but I think I will love it! Anyone got some app suggestions for me?  ::MonkeyHaHa::

Love mine..did you get the 3 version? I started with 1 which does not have a camera like 2 and 3...any of them are great though..
I use mine all the time..aren't they fast?


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: cookie on April 26, 2012, 05:48:04 PM
So my hubs got me an Ipad yesterday. Still getting used to it but I think I will love it! Anyone got some app suggestions for me?  ::MonkeyHaHa::
I download books from our public library...and my favorite app is Words with Friends.  Like scrabble - it's fun!

Hey...I love that game..we need to hook up for games!


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Post by: klaasend on April 26, 2012, 05:53:37 PM
So my hubs got me an Ipad yesterday. Still getting used to it but I think I will love it! Anyone got some app suggestions for me?  ::MonkeyHaHa::
I download books from our public library...and my favorite app is Words with Friends.  Like scrabble - it's fun!

Hey...I love that game..we need to hook up for games!

DRAW SOMETHING - currently my favorite app, it's addictive  ::MonkeyHaHa::   Sort of like playing Pictionary  ::MonkeyCool::


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Post by: cadillac on April 26, 2012, 06:01:55 PM
So my hubs got me an Ipad yesterday. Still getting used to it but I think I will love it! Anyone got some app suggestions for me?  ::MonkeyHaHa::
I download books from our public library...and my favorite app is Words with Friends.  Like scrabble - it's fun!

Hey...I love that game..we need to hook up for games!

DRAW SOMETHING - currently my favorite app, it's addictive  ::MonkeyHaHa::   Sort of like playing Pictionary  ::MonkeyCool::
That is so popular with my college daughter and her friends.  I play with her and I am perfectly awful!!  I hooked up with some random people to play and one of them is a child.  I think he is because he has a child's picture next to his name.  anyway, he doesn't draw pictures - - he writes the word!  So at first I was not going to play him anymore but then I decided he could be very, very young and might be learning to read and write?  So we play together by writing out the word!  (My kids think I am ridiculous ::MonkeyTongue::!


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Post by: theboyzmom on April 26, 2012, 06:09:18 PM
So my hubs got me an Ipad yesterday. Still getting used to it but I think I will love it! Anyone got some app suggestions for me?  ::MonkeyHaHa::
I download books from our public library...and my favorite app is Words with Friends.  Like scrabble - it's fun!

Hey...I love that game..we need to hook up for games!

DRAW SOMETHING - currently my favorite app, it's addictive  ::MonkeyHaHa::   Sort of like playing Pictionary  ::MonkeyCool::

My son plays that - since I can not draw a stick person I think that would not work for me! He loves it though.


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Post by: theboyzmom on April 26, 2012, 06:10:12 PM
So my hubs got me an Ipad yesterday. Still getting used to it but I think I will love it! Anyone got some app suggestions for me?  ::MonkeyHaHa::

Love mine..did you get the 3 version? I started with 1 which does not have a camera like 2 and 3...any of them are great though..
I use mine all the time..aren't they fast?


I got 2 - I could not bring myself to buy the 3 and spend that extra money. I just love it. It is very fast.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: klaasend on April 26, 2012, 08:22:27 PM
So my hubs got me an Ipad yesterday. Still getting used to it but I think I will love it! Anyone got some app suggestions for me?  ::MonkeyHaHa::
I download books from our public library...and my favorite app is Words with Friends.  Like scrabble - it's fun!

Hey...I love that game..we need to hook up for games!

DRAW SOMETHING - currently my favorite app, it's addictive  ::MonkeyHaHa::   Sort of like playing Pictionary  ::MonkeyCool::

My son plays that - since I can not draw a stick person I think that would not work for me! He loves it though.

Well since I don't have an iPad, only an iPhone, try drawing on the phone, lol.  Much harder than on an iPad.  ::MonkeyCool:: ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: theboyzmom on April 26, 2012, 10:03:54 PM
So my hubs got me an Ipad yesterday. Still getting used to it but I think I will love it! Anyone got some app suggestions for me?  ::MonkeyHaHa::
I download books from our public library...and my favorite app is Words with Friends.  Like scrabble - it's fun!

Hey...I love that game..we need to hook up for games!

DRAW SOMETHING - currently my favorite app, it's addictive  ::MonkeyHaHa::   Sort of like playing Pictionary  ::MonkeyCool::

My son plays that - since I can not draw a stick person I think that would not work for me! He loves it though.

Well since I don't have an iPad, only an iPhone, try drawing on the phone, lol.  Much harder than on an iPad.  ::MonkeyCool:: ::MonkeyHaHa::
LOL He does it on the phone. Never will understand how you guys do that.


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Post by: cookie on April 27, 2012, 09:20:52 AM
So my hubs got me an Ipad yesterday. Still getting used to it but I think I will love it! Anyone got some app suggestions for me?  ::MonkeyHaHa::

Love mine..did you get the 3 version? I started with 1 which does not have a camera like 2 and 3...any of them are great though..
I use mine all the time..aren't they fast?


I got 2 - I could not bring myself to buy the 3 and spend that extra money. I just love it. It is very fast.

From what I understand, there is not much difference between the 2 and the 3 except the camera is supposed to be better in the 3.. I would not have gotten a 3 if I would have had a 2..but my 1 did not have a camera and I wanted a camera. Hubs has the 2.


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Post by: CasuallyCool on April 27, 2012, 10:09:59 AM
Prayers for all monkeys in need - and PayPal for JSM and me please.  Took our cars into the shop today and and I need a front brake job (thankfully the back ones were fine) and an oil change for a total of $350 and JSM needs two new tires for $225.  Or you can wire my Cahse account directly.

What happened after the lunch break on in-sessions yesterday about the enima lady? 


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Post by: cookie on April 27, 2012, 10:37:24 AM
I just paypaled on fb asking for donations for my next vacation since we taxpayers are stuck with a $500,000 tab to pay for Michelle O's vacation to Spain..if everyone is gonna pay for her vacation, they might as well pay for mine...that would be for the half of the people who pay taxes..the other half, just carry on...


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Post by: theboyzmom on April 27, 2012, 01:20:11 PM
I just paypaled on fb asking for donations for my next vacation since we taxpayers are stuck with a $500,000 tab to pay for Michelle O's vacation to Spain..if everyone is gonna pay for her vacation, they might as well pay for mine...that would be for the half of the people who pay taxes..the other half, just carry on...

I want in on this too - They have more vacations in the last year than I have had in the last decade.  ::MonkeyNoNo::


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Post by: theboyzmom on April 27, 2012, 01:24:45 PM
GUILTY verdict in the trial of Baby Kate's dad!

http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2012/04/baby_kate_verdict_sean_phillip.html


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Post by: Northern Rose on April 27, 2012, 01:26:45 PM
Prayers for all monkeys in need - and PayPal for JSM and me please.  Took our cars into the shop today and and I need a front brake job (thankfully the back ones were fine) and an oil change for a total of $350 and JSM needs two new tires for $225.  Or you can wire my Cahse account directly.

What happened after the lunch break on in-sessions yesterday about the enima lady? 

Played message she left for the Judge about getting custody and questioned Judge's assistant
Detective who interviewed her testified that she told him she was not trying to hide Gabriel from Judge or police, only from Logan
Then the feed went out.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on April 27, 2012, 02:37:44 PM
Digger destroyed new flower bed...send money. :j:MonkeyJnBox::


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Post by: Green Eyes on April 27, 2012, 03:00:29 PM
Afternoon Monkeys,

Hi Trimm good to  see you.   ::MonkeySlide::

I haven't had a vacation in forever I want in too. ::MonkeyCool::

Prayers for all that need them.  ::MonkeyAngel::



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Post by: cookie on April 27, 2012, 03:17:31 PM
Hey Trimm...
Hey everybody


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Post by: Green Eyes on April 27, 2012, 03:29:52 PM
Hey Trimm...
Hey everybody


Hey Cookie ::HelloKitty::


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Post by: Sister on April 27, 2012, 04:19:39 PM
Connie and her son were involved in a car accident yesterday.  They were stopped at a stoplight and some woman slammed into them.  Connie is very sore and Adam has a sore neck.  Spent yesterday and this morning monitoring Connie.  I think everything will be ok.  Never a dull moment!


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Post by: MuffyBee on April 27, 2012, 04:33:40 PM
Connie and her son were involved in a car accident yesterday.  They were stopped at a stoplight and some woman slammed into them.  Connie is very sore and Adam has a sore neck.  Spent yesterday and this morning monitoring Connie.  I think everything will be ok.  Never a dull moment!

   ::MonkeyNoNo::  I'm sorry to hear about the accident, and I hope Connie and Adam will be okay.  Please keep us posted Sister. A few months ago my car was rearended when I had to stop at a yield for traffic to clear under a turn around.   The guy just plowed right into me, and was very sorry and said he didn't even look.  Well, I'm fortunate his car didn't push mine into traffic, his insurance repaired my car but boy, I was so sore for several days. 


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Post by: Green Eyes on April 27, 2012, 05:06:56 PM
Connie and her son were involved in a car accident yesterday.  They were stopped at a stoplight and some woman slammed into them.  Connie is very sore and Adam has a sore neck.  Spent yesterday and this morning monitoring Connie.  I think everything will be ok.  Never a dull moment!

   ::MonkeyNoNo::  I'm sorry to hear about the accident, and I hope Connie and Adam will be okay.  Please keep us posted Sister. A few months ago my car was rearended when I had to stop at a yield for traffic to clear under a turn around.   The guy just plowed right into me, and was very sorry and said he didn't even look.  Well, I'm fortunate his car didn't push mine into traffic, his insurance repaired my car but boy, I was so sore for several days. 

Sister I am sorry to hear about Connie and Adams accident. Hope they both will be okay.

Muffy sorry you got hit too. Yes you are lucky he didn't push into traffic. Glad you are feeling better.

Last week daughter was coming home after dropping grandson off at school and stopped at a red light when the guy behind her was busy flippin some other driver off and didn't stop in time. She was okay. Only a little ding to her bumper.


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Post by: theboyzmom on April 27, 2012, 05:24:39 PM
Connie and her son were involved in a car accident yesterday.  They were stopped at a stoplight and some woman slammed into them.  Connie is very sore and Adam has a sore neck.  Spent yesterday and this morning monitoring Connie.  I think everything will be ok.  Never a dull moment!

I am so sorry - man when it rains it pours in your neck of the woods. Prayers for all of you!


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Post by: klaasend on April 27, 2012, 05:47:03 PM
Connie and her son were involved in a car accident yesterday.  They were stopped at a stoplight and some woman slammed into them.  Connie is very sore and Adam has a sore neck.  Spent yesterday and this morning monitoring Connie.  I think everything will be ok.  Never a dull moment!

   ::MonkeyNoNo::  I'm sorry to hear about the accident, and I hope Connie and Adam will be okay.  Please keep us posted Sister. A few months ago my car was rearended when I had to stop at a yield for traffic to clear under a turn around.   The guy just plowed right into me, and was very sorry and said he didn't even look.  Well, I'm fortunate his car didn't push mine into traffic, his insurance repaired my car but boy, I was so sore for several days. 

I'm sure he wasn't happy about rear ending you either Muffy  ::MonkeyHaHa::  But seriously, sorry that happened to you!

(http://keenkid.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/angry-bee.jpg)


Sister, I'm so sorry to hear about Connie and her son.  I do hope she goes to the doctor and gets checked even if she thinks she's ok, same with Adam.   ::MonkeyCool::


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Post by: MuffyBee on April 27, 2012, 05:56:01 PM
Connie and her son were involved in a car accident yesterday.  They were stopped at a stoplight and some woman slammed into them.  Connie is very sore and Adam has a sore neck.  Spent yesterday and this morning monitoring Connie.  I think everything will be ok.  Never a dull moment!

   ::MonkeyNoNo::  I'm sorry to hear about the accident, and I hope Connie and Adam will be okay.  Please keep us posted Sister. A few months ago my car was rearended when I had to stop at a yield for traffic to clear under a turn around.   The guy just plowed right into me, and was very sorry and said he didn't even look.  Well, I'm fortunate his car didn't push mine into traffic, his insurance repaired my car but boy, I was so sore for several days. 

I'm sure he wasn't happy about rear ending you either Muffy  ::MonkeyHaHa::  But seriously, sorry that happened to you!

(http://keenkid.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/angry-bee.jpg)


Sister, I'm so sorry to hear about Connie and her son.  I do hope she goes to the doctor and gets checked even if she thinks she's ok, same with Adam.   ::MonkeyCool::

Klaas  ::MonkeyHaHa::  ::bee:: 

I too hope Connie and Adam get checked out by a doctor.  Sometimes injuries aren't immediately apparent. 


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Post by: cadillac on April 27, 2012, 08:23:18 PM
Connie and her son were involved in a car accident yesterday.  They were stopped at a stoplight and some woman slammed into them.  Connie is very sore and Adam has a sore neck.  Spent yesterday and this morning monitoring Connie.  I think everything will be ok.  Never a dull moment!

   ::MonkeyNoNo::  I'm sorry to hear about the accident, and I hope Connie and Adam will be okay.  Please keep us posted Sister. A few months ago my car was rearended when I had to stop at a yield for traffic to clear under a turn around.   The guy just plowed right into me, and was very sorry and said he didn't even look.  Well, I'm fortunate his car didn't push mine into traffic, his insurance repaired my car but boy, I was so sore for several days. 

I'm sure he wasn't happy about rear ending you either Muffy  ::MonkeyHaHa::  But seriously, sorry that happened to you!

(http://keenkid.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/angry-bee.jpg)


Sister, I'm so sorry to hear about Connie and her son.  I do hope she goes to the doctor and gets checked even if she thinks she's ok, same with Adam.   ::MonkeyCool::

Klaas  ::MonkeyHaHa::  ::bee:: 

I too hope Connie and Adam get checked out by a doctor.  Sometimes injuries aren't immediately apparent. 

Yes, I have learned the hard way - you should always be checked out after an accident.  It is the only recourse for you if something happens after.

Sister, I hope Connie and her son are okay.  Keep us posted on her, please.


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Post by: cadillac on April 27, 2012, 08:25:39 PM
Digger destroyed new flower bed...send money. :j:MonkeyJnBox::
Trimmy, it is SOOO good to hear from you - and what Digger is up to.

I think we should all meet up when Urine comes to Bama to face Beth...what you think?


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Post by: cookie on April 27, 2012, 09:33:11 PM
Sister..glad that Connie and her son were ok! Geez! Always something huh?


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Post by: Brandi on April 28, 2012, 12:11:19 AM
Digger destroyed new flower bed...send money. ::MonkeyJnBox::

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Image21-2.png)

Digger just doing his job ;-)


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Post by: Green Eyes on April 28, 2012, 01:19:11 AM
Digger destroyed new flower bed...send money. ::MonkeyJnBox::

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Image21-2.png)

Digger just doing his job ;-)


 ::MonkeyHaHa:: ::MonkeyHaHa:: ::MonkeyHaHa::


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Post by: MuffyBee on April 28, 2012, 07:44:14 AM
Digger destroyed new flower bed...send money. ::MonkeyJnBox::

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Image21-2.png)

Digger just doing his job ;-)


Look at that face... ::MonkeyHaHa::  I'll bet Digger's short but powerful little front legs and feet went a mile a minute to accomplish that.  Gotta love 'em though.  We have two weinie dogs in my family.  My sister has "Quincy" a young pup named after the Jack Klugman character because of his eyes and my brother has "Rusty" named by bro's wife so he could keep him  ::MonkeyWink::  and both are of course like "Digger" and prolific diggers.   ::MonkeyShovel::


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Post by: Bearlyhere on April 28, 2012, 08:12:47 AM
TBM - I'm beginning to feel that the annullment is a pain.  First, the easy parts of obtaining marriage and divorce certificates.  Then baptismal records, for me not a problem, but for her, I need to get her permission and I haven't even spoken to her in almost 30 years, and the church want's me to attempt to track her down and ask her, which I personally find a violation of her present life and family.  So I married a Catholic girl in her church, which I did not convert, why can't the Catholic Diocese secure her baptismal records?  Maybe I'm just confused and don't really understand the whole process completly yet.  And the witness part - could be a problem.  I just want to do right for JSM.   ::MonkeyMad::

The witness part, do you have family, a pastor, cousins, neighbors, anyone who knew you then>



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Post by: Bearlyhere on April 28, 2012, 08:26:42 AM

 ::snipping2::

By the way, TBM, you have mentioned that in the past.  I admire you for that, I have meant to tell you before.  You are a hero to me.  That is a very hard fight.  I lost a fiance to that disease, he was perfect in every other way.  We also lost my son's father to the same disease.  My neighbor is perfectly happy the way she is.  She works with a child during the day and does not drink.  She comes home and makes meals for her tenants and others.  She drinks during this time.  She is pretty wasted by 10 PM and goes to bed about 230 or 300.  She is pretty sloppy during the end.  She has to be at work very late in the morning and never has a hangover.  She is basically a pleasant person.  She has many good qualities, but had a hard childhood, her mother, who did not raise her (her Grandparents did) will not tell her who her father is.  She has lost lots of friends who died due to drugs.  She is Bart's Mom.  She lives for Bart (or a current rescued basset), food, and alcohol.  She lives for drinking and eating lots of good food, she says this is the only things she enjoys in life (except Bart, of course) and would rather be dead than without them.  When Roscoe died, she was really drinking heavily.  She is also one of the most compassionate people I know.  She will help anyone.

The people who I know and who drink all seem to have self-esteem problems.  It usually has to do with parenting/the way they grew up/were raised and the way they were treated when they grew up.  I think it was Phil Donahue, who said, you are 40, 50, 60, don't you think it is time to stop blaming your parents and take responsibility for (in this case) being fat?  I don't hear the people I know blame their parents, I often hear stories about the way they grew up and then start noticing a common denominator.  I find this to be true with a lot of people who have depression/anxiety, also.  Why do people with low self-esteem have to jump on the backs of young children or those who cannot defend themselves, to make themselves seem bigger?  

Some people walk away from abusers, others can't, they think things will change some day.  When things do not change, and they run out of hope, they feel they cannot move forward.  Why do people hurt their children or others who are dependent on them?  They cannot defend themselves.  Like these young kids who wet the beds and then get murdered for it.  Why don't they put diapers on these little ones if the parent cannot handle it and they know they can't?  The kids are asleep, they don't know what they are doing.  They don't make the parents/caretakers angry because they enjoy being abused.  Where is common sense in all of this?

 ::MonkeyNoNo::

left out a word bh



Bearly - having worked with many alcoholics through the years and knowing many more, your assessment is correct as to the PERCEPTION of the past. Many times when the people recover they find that the past is not what they said it was (or thought it was).  We alcoholics main problem is that we think we are the center of the universe. We think that everything done is about us - the best example is if two people get into a fight and one is an alcoholic, no matter who started it the alcoholic will blame the other person. So, many appear to have low self esteem - truth is that they are filled with fear - of not getting what they want, of losing what they have. "Normal" people work around these issues = we do not - we blame, ignore and drink to fix them.

Also, most alcoholics, when sober, are talented and sweet people - but they are lost in the fear and resentment.

I feel almost worse for the people around the alcoholic as I do for the alcoholic. Both are baffled by the problem, neither have a solution. I can go on all day about the subject. Bearly - feel free to get my email from Klaas and email me anytime.

Thanks, TBM.  Just don't want to lose someone else I love to this awful disease, but it looks inevitable.  While she was away, I have missed her.  I have taken care of Bart several times, the sitter needed a lot of time off, she did not work as many hours as she promised.  She does have 2 other roommates that are there some of the time.  He is feeling much better now.



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Post by: Bearlyhere on April 28, 2012, 09:55:28 AM
So my hubs got me an Ipad yesterday. Still getting used to it but I think I will love it! Anyone got some app suggestions for me?  ::MonkeyHaHa::

Love mine..did you get the 3 version? I started with 1 which does not have a camera like 2 and 3...any of them are great though..
I use mine all the time..aren't they fast?


I got 2 - I could not bring myself to buy the 3 and spend that extra money. I just love it. It is very fast.

Sounds like fun.  Do you have to have another internet connection for when you are driving in the car?



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Post by: Bearlyhere on April 28, 2012, 09:56:26 AM
So my hubs got me an Ipad yesterday. Still getting used to it but I think I will love it! Anyone got some app suggestions for me?  ::MonkeyHaHa::
I download books from our public library...and my favorite app is Words with Friends.  Like scrabble - it's fun!

Hey...I love that game..we need to hook up for games!

DRAW SOMETHING - currently my favorite app, it's addictive  ::MonkeyHaHa::   Sort of like playing Pictionary  ::MonkeyCool::

My son plays that - since I can not draw a stick person I think that would not work for me! He loves it though.

Well since I don't have an iPad, only an iPhone, try drawing on the phone, lol.  Much harder than on an iPad.  ::MonkeyCool:: ::MonkeyHaHa::

Oh my!

 ::MonkeyHaHa::



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Post by: Bearlyhere on April 28, 2012, 10:00:29 AM
Digger destroyed new flower bed...send money. :j:MonkeyJnBox::

 ::MonkeyJnBox::



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Post by: Bearlyhere on April 28, 2012, 10:02:01 AM
Connie and her son were involved in a car accident yesterday.  They were stopped at a stoplight and some woman slammed into them.  Connie is very sore and Adam has a sore neck.  Spent yesterday and this morning monitoring Connie.  I think everything will be ok.  Never a dull moment!

I am so sorry!

Prayers for everyone who needs them, I think that is everyone!

 ::MonkeyAngel::



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Post by: Sister on April 28, 2012, 11:28:04 AM
Good morning everyone!
::CowWave::
Slept in this morning -- what a nice feeling.  Going to Mom's later today and taking dinner of roast beef and mashed potatoes.  Tomorrow morning going with Mom to our family church for a baptism.  I have the 5th Sunday off (4 a year) and it's great to be able to go to church with my Mom.  Monday I am going to help my friend Dennis do some painting (I enjoy painting) and then Tuesday bring Connie back here.  Good Lord willing there will be no stress for the next few days.
Going to check on Connie today.  I think she is just upset and concerned about Adam.  But if she is still hurting, I will take her to the doctor on Monday.
Hope everyone has a blessed weekend.
Trimm, so good to see you and Digger, even if he is up to his digging self!
Muffy, glad you weren't hurt in your accident.
My prayers to all as I do lift us all up into the throne room filled with mercy and grace -- and I forgot who asked about my prayer closet, it isn't a closet but a little sanctuary in my bedroom.  I have a photo of my family, a cross, some stones of importance to me, a hatpin and stand (from great-grandmother) a flower arrangement, etc. and a list of all those who I am praying for and about.  It is a very sacred place and time when I am there.  I sit in front of it and pray and meditate.  I used to have an actual closet with things arranged in it, but in this parsonage there is no room.  Just passing it during the day brings calm to my spirit.
Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers for my family and me.  They are the richest treasures we can give to one another.
 :smt060


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Post by: theboyzmom on April 28, 2012, 12:17:47 PM
So my hubs got me an Ipad yesterday. Still getting used to it but I think I will love it! Anyone got some app suggestions for me?  ::MonkeyHaHa::

Love mine..did you get the 3 version? I started with 1 which does not have a camera like 2 and 3...any of them are great though..
I use mine all the time..aren't they fast?


I got 2 - I could not bring myself to buy the 3 and spend that extra money. I just love it. It is very fast.

Sounds like fun.  Do you have to have another internet connection for when you are driving in the car?



My cell works as a wi fi hot spot so I could use it in the car - may try it on the way to Chicago next weekend


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Post by: Brandi on April 28, 2012, 02:41:43 PM
Digger destroyed new flower bed...send money. ::MonkeyJnBox::

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Image21-2.png)

Digger just doing his job ;-)


Look at that face... ::MonkeyHaHa::  I'll bet Digger's short but powerful little front legs and feet went a mile a minute to accomplish that.  Gotta love 'em though.  We have two weinie dogs in my family.  My sister has "Quincy" a young pup named after the Jack Klugman character because of his eyes and my brother has "Rusty" named by bro's wife so he could keep him  ::MonkeyWink::  and both are of course like "Digger" and prolific diggers.   ::MonkeyShovel::

Just to be clear, that was another one of my photoshopping "jokes." Not a real picture from Trimm.

I took the dug up flowerbed image below, added some flowers and added an image I saved of Digger to make it. ;-)

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Image31-1.png)

I, for one, have missed hearing about Digger's escapades. He's such a character!

 ::MonkeyDance::


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Post by: MuffyBee on April 28, 2012, 03:12:58 PM
Digger destroyed new flower bed...send money. ::MonkeyJnBox::

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Image21-2.png)

Digger just doing his job ;-)


Look at that face... ::MonkeyHaHa::  I'll bet Digger's short but powerful little front legs and feet went a mile a minute to accomplish that.  Gotta love 'em though.  We have two weinie dogs in my family.  My sister has "Quincy" a young pup named after the Jack Klugman character because of his eyes and my brother has "Rusty" named by bro's wife so he could keep him  ::MonkeyWink::  and both are of course like "Digger" and prolific diggers.   ::MonkeyShovel::

Just to be clear, that was another one of my photoshopping "jokes." Not a real picture from Trimm.

I took the dug up flowerbed image below, added some flowers and added an image I saved of Digger to make it. ;-)

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Image31-1.png)

I, for one, have missed hearing about Digger's escapades. He's such a character!

 ::MonkeyDance::

Oh, okay Brandi  ::MonkeyHaHa::  I could see the real Digger's image was set onto the photo, but I didn't know it wasn't really his handiwork.  Who knows, Digger may have even dug up more than your photoshop image suggested!   ::MonkeyDevil:: 


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Post by: MuffyBee on April 28, 2012, 03:13:51 PM
And I forgot to add, I miss hearing about Digger's escapades too.    ::dogwag::


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Post by: KittyMom on April 28, 2012, 03:24:17 PM
And here I thought Digger was living up to his name.  lol


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Post by: Brandi on April 28, 2012, 03:42:02 PM
And here I thought Digger was living up to his name.  lol

 ::MonkeyHaHa::


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Post by: Bearlyhere on April 28, 2012, 09:22:02 PM
Good morning everyone!
::CowWave::
Slept in this morning -- what a nice feeling.  Going to Mom's later today and taking dinner of roast beef and mashed potatoes.  Tomorrow morning going with Mom to our family church for a baptism.  I have the 5th Sunday off (4 a year) and it's great to be able to go to church with my Mom.  Monday I am going to help my friend Dennis do some painting (I enjoy painting) and then Tuesday bring Connie back here.  Good Lord willing there will be no stress for the next few days.
Going to check on Connie today.  I think she is just upset and concerned about Adam.  But if she is still hurting, I will take her to the doctor on Monday.
Hope everyone has a blessed weekend.
Trimm, so good to see you and Digger, even if he is up to his digging self!
Muffy, glad you weren't hurt in your accident.
My prayers to all as I do lift us all up into the throne room filled with mercy and grace -- and I forgot who asked about my prayer closet, it isn't a closet but a little sanctuary in my bedroom.  I have a photo of my family, a cross, some stones of importance to me, a hatpin and stand (from great-grandmother) a flower arrangement, etc. and a list of all those who I am praying for and about.  It is a very sacred place and time when I am there.  I sit in front of it and pray and meditate.  I used to have an actual closet with things arranged in it, but in this parsonage there is no room.  Just passing it during the day brings calm to my spirit.
Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers for my family and me.  They are the richest treasures we can give to one another.
 :smt060


It was me who asked about the prayer closet.  Thank you so much for your answer.  Wishing you a peaceful week.

 ::MonkeyAngel::



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Post by: CasuallyCool on April 29, 2012, 06:50:05 PM
Prayers for all monkeys in need.   ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel::

I've spent the past whole week, off and on, completing the petioner's questionnaire - formal process for the Tribunal Process for the Diocese of Dallas so that I might have my first marriage annuled so that I might marry JSM in her church so she can take her Holy Sacrements again.  I had to answer 153 questions, sure some were N/A, but it was still very emotionally draining and I think brought JSM and me closer together.

She's saying her Rosary right now, as she just asked me if I want her to contact my ex-wife for me in regards to submitting the ex's baptismal record to the church for required documentation.  I have not been in contact with my ex for almost 30 years and wanted to write her a letter first, but I think JSM is feeeling strnegnth right now so God bless her.

Still need to try to secure two of my other four witnesses for the tribunal process - the two I have so far are my sister and my BIL.  Will try to get incontact some way my ex's maid of honor and one of her cousins to be ther witnesses.  PLEASE pray for JSM.   ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: MuffyBee on April 29, 2012, 07:01:14 PM
I'm keeping you and JSM in my thoughts and prayers as you work through this CC.   ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: CasuallyCool on April 29, 2012, 08:07:42 PM
Mission unaccomplished on annaulment process:

Phone # for my ex, her sister, and one of her brother's went o a dental clinic.  Another phone # for another brother was diconencted with no further info.  Phone # for younger brother went to a fax machine.  Another # to another brother was a wrong #.  Phone # at her maid of honor - unanswered but I left a detailed message - hopefully they can provide some contact info.   ::MonkeyMad:: ::MonkeyMad::


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Post by: cookie on April 29, 2012, 08:20:31 PM
Good luck JSM and cc...


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Post by: theboyzmom on April 29, 2012, 09:08:55 PM
I am praying for both of you. I have faith that things will work out as they are supposed to.   ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: grace-land on April 29, 2012, 09:15:49 PM
CC and JSM  ::HelloKitty::

Keeping you in my prayers as you begin this important undertaking--Declaration of Invalidity.  Bless you!

This link from the Diocese of Dallas has some interesting and useful information that might help you.

http://www.cathdal.org/pages/Frequently_Asked_Questions_About_the_Tribunal

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Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about the Dallas Tribunal

A link  from the source above

http://cathdal.livesitehost.com/files/Matrimonial_Cases_English.pdf

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Matrimonial Cases and the Tribunal Process
Tribunal
Catholic Diocese of Dallas
INVESTIGATION OF A PREVIOUS MARRIAGE

Another link from the source above

http://www.cathdal.org/files/PeopleSearches.pdf

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PEOPLE SEARCHES




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Post by: trimmonthelake on April 30, 2012, 07:25:20 AM
Good morning.   ::MonkeyBike::


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Post by: cookie on April 30, 2012, 11:44:20 AM
Good morning all!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: CasuallyCool on April 30, 2012, 12:35:34 PM
one of the reasons JSM llikes golfing...

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/792fbf06.jpg)  (http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/d612e8e2.jpg)

damn photobucket - they have a new sortware to edit size of pics and I can't download it


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Brandi on April 30, 2012, 12:42:16 PM
Good morning. (http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/hello/meuh.gif)


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 30, 2012, 01:48:32 PM

I am so excited.  I just bought a portable lift that will lift my Dad from his wheelchair to my car.  I can't believe it.  Now  can take him out.  Life is good.

 ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 30, 2012, 01:58:10 PM
Prayers for all monkeys in need.   ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel::

I've spent the past whole week, off and on, completing the petioner's questionnaire - formal process for the Tribunal Process for the Diocese of Dallas so that I might have my first marriage annuled so that I might marry JSM in her church so she can take her Holy Sacrements again.  I had to answer 153 questions, sure some were N/A, but it was still very emotionally draining and I think brought JSM and me closer together.

She's saying her Rosary right now, as she just asked me if I want her to contact my ex-wife for me in regards to submitting the ex's baptismal record to the church for required documentation.  I have not been in contact with my ex for almost 30 years and wanted to write her a letter first, but I think JSM is feeeling strnegnth right now so God bless her.

Still need to try to secure two of my other four witnesses for the tribunal process - the two I have so far are my sister and my BIL.  Will try to get incontact some way my ex's maid of honor and one of her cousins to be ther witnesses.  PLEASE pray for JSM.   ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel::

CC, I am a little confused about why you need anyone your wife knows to be a witness.  I was allowed to pick all 4 witnesses.  The only stipulation was that they needed to know us when we were married.

As for the baptismal record, do you know what church you were married in?  When you got married there, she had to provide that documentation to them,  Can you get it from them now?  Do you have to get the marriage certificate from them anyway?

My doctor, who was in the same situation you are got his annulment after many years (and 10 kids).  Would you like me to ask them any questions?

The priest that married us filled out one of the witness statements, my Mom, my Dad, and my cousin.



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 30, 2012, 02:01:04 PM
Mission unaccomplished on annaulment process:

Phone # for my ex, her sister, and one of her brother's went o a dental clinic.  Another phone # for another brother was diconencted with no further info.  Phone # for younger brother went to a fax machine.  Another # to another brother was a wrong #.  Phone # at her maid of honor - unanswered but I left a detailed message - hopefully they can provide some contact info.   ::MonkeyMad:: ::MonkeyMad::

Please don't be angry.  JSM is so worth it.  I will help you in any way I can.  You know how to get in touch with me.

 ::teddybear::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 30, 2012, 02:03:21 PM
Good morning.   ::MonkeyBike::


Hey Cutie!



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 30, 2012, 02:05:15 PM
Good morning all!

Hey Cookie!

 ::teddybear::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Brandi on April 30, 2012, 02:34:14 PM
(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Image52.png) (http://www.wimp.com/dogdonkey/)

Dog falls in love with a donkey passing by.

Click on the above image to see the video. ;-)


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on April 30, 2012, 03:22:49 PM
(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Image52.png) (http://www.wimp.com/dogdonkey/)

Dog falls in love with a donkey passing by.

Click on the above image to see the video. ;-)

That is so cute Brandi. The dog was really enjoying it wasn't she.  ::MonkeyHaHa:: Hope 4Donks sees it.  Thanks for sharing.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Brandi on April 30, 2012, 04:07:31 PM

That is so cute Brandi. The dog was really enjoying it wasn't she.  ::MonkeyHaHa:: Hope 4Donks sees it.  Thanks for sharing.

I thought it was cute too, Green Eyes!

I hope 4 Donks passes by and enjoys it as well!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: theboyzmom on April 30, 2012, 06:21:05 PM
CC - if you want me to help please email me and I can see what I can do - I have lots of time to research.



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: klaasend on April 30, 2012, 06:22:12 PM

I am so excited.  I just bought a portable lift that will lift my Dad from his wheelchair to my car.  I can't believe it.  Now  can take him out.  Life is good.

 ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide::



Excellent news Bearly!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: theboyzmom on April 30, 2012, 07:35:19 PM

I am so excited.  I just bought a portable lift that will lift my Dad from his wheelchair to my car.  I can't believe it.  Now  can take him out.  Life is good.

 ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide::



That is such good news!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Brandi on April 30, 2012, 07:50:42 PM

I am so excited.  I just bought a portable lift that will lift my Dad from his wheelchair to my car.  I can't believe it.  Now  can take him out.  Life is good.

 ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide::



That is such good news!

Very happy for you both, Bearly.

 ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on April 30, 2012, 07:54:57 PM
 ::MonkeyDance:: Finally could log in!!! Forgot my password and it came to me. ::MonkeyConfused::

ALL of YOU are ALWAYS in my prayers, I will catch up tomorrow during lunch. I miss you all. Gonna read back and post tomorrow.

CC has been using my puter every night, doing his best for the annulment. I appreciate all your help and prayers.

PS..... what was the name of Cindy Anthony's "Private Eye"? The creepy skinny guy????? For the life of me I can't remember his name.

I LOVE each and every one of you and have missed you all.

 ::MonkeyBike:: Reading back and will see yall in the morning.  ::MonkeyKiss::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: cookie on April 30, 2012, 08:17:27 PM

I am so excited.  I just bought a portable lift that will lift my Dad from his wheelchair to my car.  I can't believe it.  Now  can take him out.  Life is good.

 ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide::



Excellent news Bearly!


Great news!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: cookie on April 30, 2012, 08:18:26 PM
Hi everyone..
Cute Brandi of the dog and the donkey..

Hi JSM


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: CasuallyCool on April 30, 2012, 08:35:13 PM
Thank you to all monkeys offering their assistance for my annulment process.  At this point I have 6 different addresses that I have mailed letters to my former spouse's siblings asking for their assistance in trying to contact my ex.  Will wait a month and see if any and all letters are returned, or not, if we had the correct addresses for them.  If no responses from any, will contact some type of private search firms that the church provided us. 


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: klaasend on April 30, 2012, 08:37:00 PM
::MonkeyDance:: Finally could log in!!! Forgot my password and it came to me. ::MonkeyConfused::

ALL of YOU are ALWAYS in my prayers, I will catch up tomorrow during lunch. I miss you all. Gonna read back and post tomorrow.

CC has been using my puter every night, doing his best for the annulment. I appreciate all your help and prayers.

PS..... what was the name of Cindy Anthony's "Private Eye"? The creepy skinny guy????? For the life of me I can't remember his name.

I LOVE each and every one of you and have missed you all.

 ::MonkeyBike:: Reading back and will see yall in the morning.  ::MonkeyKiss::

Dominic Casey

(http://www.paranormalreview.com/custom/Dominic%20Casey.png)


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on April 30, 2012, 08:40:27 PM

I am so excited.  I just bought a portable lift that will lift my Dad from his wheelchair to my car.  I can't believe it.  Now  can take him out.  Life is good.

 ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide::



Alright Bearly that is wonderful news.  ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on April 30, 2012, 08:42:20 PM
::MonkeyDance:: Finally could log in!!! Forgot my password and it came to me. ::MonkeyConfused::

ALL of YOU are ALWAYS in my prayers, I will catch up tomorrow during lunch. I miss you all. Gonna read back and post tomorrow.

CC has been using my puter every night, doing his best for the annulment. I appreciate all your help and prayers.

PS..... what was the name of Cindy Anthony's "Private Eye"? The creepy skinny guy????? For the life of me I can't remember his name.

I LOVE each and every one of you and have missed you all.

 ::MonkeyBike:: Reading back and will see yall in the morning.  ::MonkeyKiss::

Dominic Casey

(http://www.paranormalreview.com/custom/Dominic%20Casey.png)


 ::MonkeyHaHa:: Klaas knew you would post something.  ::MonkeyHaHa:: ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on May 01, 2012, 06:33:24 AM

I am so excited.  I just bought a portable lift that will lift my Dad from his wheelchair to my car.  I can't believe it.  Now  can take him out.  Life is good.

 ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide::



That is such good news!

Very happy for you both, Bearly.

 ::MonkeyDance::

Thanks, Klaas, TBM, and Brandi.  I am so excited.  He is so happy about this.  I can't wait to take him out!  His cousin's birthday party is next weekend, I should get the lift this weekend!

 ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on May 01, 2012, 06:35:43 AM

I am so excited.  I just bought a portable lift that will lift my Dad from his wheelchair to my car.  I can't believe it.  Now  can take him out.  Life is good.

 ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide::



Excellent news Bearly!


Great news!

Thanks, Cookie.  I emailed it to the PT department yesterday, they kept telling me there was nothing.  I found it on You Tube.  I have been liking You Tube even better than Google lately.

 ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on May 01, 2012, 06:38:00 AM

I am so excited.  I just bought a portable lift that will lift my Dad from his wheelchair to my car.  I can't believe it.  Now  can take him out.  Life is good.

 ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide::



Alright Bearly that is wonderful news.  ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::

This lift is portable, can you believe it?  I was just going to get started on making my million inventing it, when I saw it.

 ::piggy::

spelling changed meaning


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on May 01, 2012, 07:06:49 AM

I am so excited.  I just bought a portable lift that will lift my Dad from his wheelchair to my car.  I can't believe it.  Now  can take him out.  Life is good.

 ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide::



Alright Bearly that is wonderful news.  ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::

This life is portable, can you believe it.  I was just going to get started on making my million inventing it, when I saw it.

 ::piggy::




Bearly that is wonderful. God is good. ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on May 01, 2012, 07:09:58 AM
Good Morning Monkeys ::HelloKitty:: And Good Night. ::MonkeyEek::

Babs the idea about getting a book and reading to relax me.  ::MonkeyWink:: Just spent 7 hours reading a 500 page book.  ::MonkeyHaHa::
Catch up with everyone later.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on May 01, 2012, 07:34:19 AM
::MonkeyDance:: Finally could log in!!! Forgot my password and it came to me. ::MonkeyConfused::

ALL of YOU are ALWAYS in my prayers, I will catch up tomorrow during lunch. I miss you all. Gonna read back and post tomorrow.

CC has been using my puter every night, doing his best for the annulment. I appreciate all your help and prayers.

PS..... what was the name of Cindy Anthony's "Private Eye"? The creepy skinny guy????? For the life of me I can't remember his name.

I LOVE each and every one of you and have missed you all.

 ::MonkeyBike:: Reading back and will see yall in the morning.  ::MonkeyKiss::

Dominic Casey

(http://www.paranormalreview.com/custom/Dominic%20Casey.png)


 ::MonkeyHaHa:: Klaas knew you would post something.  ::MonkeyHaHa:: ::MonkeyHaHa::

I try really hard not to bring them into our private space.  I don't even like to see the punching bags here as it reminds me of such a bad time for such an innocent child, and such a devastating period for anyone hearing all the testimony, and watching all of the tricks played to thwart justice for an innocent child.  The whole episode feels sinister and I can't stand to look at any of them. 

I am hoping God grants me the grace needed to put it all in perspective, and know God is in charge and knows the plan.  I also know God knows I am human and not perfect.  I honestly felt sick to my stomach looking at that man's picture.  (My stomach has been feeling off for a couple of days, so I cannot attribute it all to this).  I really want to let this go so I can use the energy expended for those feelings and memories, more efficiently.  I try to believe that Caylee herself allowed her mother to have another chance, believing she will never hurt another child, ever.

 


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on May 01, 2012, 01:42:04 PM
Good afternoon everyone.
 ::piggy::
CC and JSM, praying our gracious God opens the doors and windows necessary for you to proceed.  Hopefully, someone will respond to your letters.  Sending lots of light on those letters.
Bearly, so excited about the lift for your Dad.  Good going.  You are opening up a new world for him again!  Bless you.
Brandi, love the video.  Thanks for sharing it!
 ::MonkeyKiss::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on May 01, 2012, 03:23:28 PM

I am so excited.  I just bought a portable lift that will lift my Dad from his wheelchair to my car.  I can't believe it.  Now  can take him out.  Life is good.

 ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide::



Alright Bearly that is wonderful news.  ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::

This life is portable, can you believe it.  I was just going to get started on making my million inventing it, when I saw it.

 ::piggy::




Bearly that is wonderful. God is good. ::MonkeyAngel::

Should say, This lift is portable, can you believe it?

Yes, God is good!

 ::MonkeyAngel::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on May 01, 2012, 03:24:42 PM
Good Morning Monkeys ::HelloKitty:: And Good Night. ::MonkeyEek::

Babs the idea about getting a book and reading to relax me.  ::MonkeyWink:: Just spent 7 hours reading a 500 page book.  ::MonkeyHaHa::
Catch up with everyone later.

Was it relaxing?

 ::MonkeyJnBox::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: BabsKats on May 01, 2012, 03:38:33 PM
Good Morning Monkeys ::HelloKitty:: And Good Night. ::MonkeyEek::

Babs the idea about getting a book and reading to relax me.  ::MonkeyWink:: Just spent 7 hours reading a 500 page book.  ::MonkeyHaHa::
Catch up with everyone later.

GE, don't know what to say about you girlfriend................. ::MonkeyEek::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on May 01, 2012, 04:04:59 PM
Good afternoon everyone.
 ::piggy::
CC and JSM, praying our gracious God opens the doors and windows necessary for you to proceed.  Hopefully, someone will respond to your letters.  Sending lots of light on those letters.
Bearly, so excited about the lift for your Dad.  Good going.  You are opening up a new world for him again!  Bless you.
Brandi, love the video.  Thanks for sharing it!
 ::MonkeyKiss::

Thank you so much for putting the right words out there once again.  He still has so much life in him.  He is being smothered by his current situation.  The only thing he looks forward to is visits from my son, my brother, and myself.  We have 3 other brothers, but they just can't get there as often.  My brother, the only one I told about the lift thinks I am nuts. 

Why do people give up on people?  Is that how you would want to live?  Who cares what anyone thinks, except my Dad.  He has a new spark and I am so excited.  This has blessed me more than I can say, already.  The people who know me, know how much this means. 

Thank you Monkeys, starting with our Fearless Leader and right on through, for putting up with all of the moans and groans.  I knew there was a way, I just didn't know what it was.  I find when I put it out there, someone knows the way or they give me encouragement to keep searching.  God bless the person who started You Tube.  That is where I found it.  You Tube also shows you how to use things.  I feel confident that I will know what to do when we get it--this weekend!!!  We are blessed to live in a time where we have so much available to us.

Please say a prayer for my son, he is sick, he had a problem with his throat for 3 days before telling me, as he was afraid he was not going to be able to go to the prom.  It is on the 18th.  He was moaning in his sleep because he was sick and it was torrential rain this morning, so I decided to keep him home.

We see my Dad on Tuesday nights.  He is worried he cannot see him tonight.  I said he could look in on him, but not kiss him.  He said, what about a 'blow kiss?"  Now he is off practicing. 

There is a family room that is set up very nicely.  We celebrate birthdays and things like that there, we also use it to watch TV or to hang out together.  It is very rarely used by other families, I often see staff in there sleeping with the light off.  Unfortunately, it is my Dad's aid who does this.  He is quite lazy.  He wants all of his residents in bed early so he can 'disappear.'  Once in a while I have to go to my Dad's room to get something when we are in the family room, I have found this same guy in my Dad's room watching TV with all the lights off.  They all put their patients to bed early so they can watch a big TV and sit or sleep.  This is not in the traffic pattern of the building, so no one says anything.

Tomorrow night my son and I were going to take my Dad to the cafeteria for dinner.  It is less formal and much brighter than the dining room.  My Mom prefers the dining room and does not like when we bring my Dad there because he sometimes drops a little on himself.  We prefer the cafeteria anyway, it is a friendly atmosphere and not as restrictive.  There is also a self-serve salad bar with fruit salad, my Dad's favorite.  Tomorrow, I think it is better for my son to stay home, I don't want my Dad to be sick.

 ::MonkeyAngel::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on May 01, 2012, 04:15:34 PM
Good afternoon everyone.
 ::piggy::
CC and JSM, praying our gracious God opens the doors and windows necessary for you to proceed.  Hopefully, someone will respond to your letters.  Sending lots of light on those letters.
Bearly, so excited about the lift for your Dad.  Good going.  You are opening up a new world for him again!  Bless you.
Brandi, love the video.  Thanks for sharing it!
 ::MonkeyKiss::

It's the time in the dark hallway between the shutting of the door and the opening of the window(s) that is the hardest.  There are windows, you just have to find them, and you will, CC & JSM.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on May 01, 2012, 05:04:54 PM
Good afternoon everyone.
 ::piggy::
CC and JSM, praying our gracious God opens the doors and windows necessary for you to proceed.  Hopefully, someone will respond to your letters.  Sending lots of light on those letters.
Bearly, so excited about the lift for your Dad.  Good going.  You are opening up a new world for him again!  Bless you.
Brandi, love the video.  Thanks for sharing it!
 ::MonkeyKiss::

It's the time in the dark hallway between the shutting of the door and the opening of the window(s) that is the hardest.  There are windows, you just have to find them, and you will, CC & JSM.
Just keep looking up!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on May 01, 2012, 07:08:41 PM
::MonkeyDance:: Finally could log in!!! Forgot my password and it came to me. ::MonkeyConfused::

ALL of YOU are ALWAYS in my prayers, I will catch up tomorrow during lunch. I miss you all. Gonna read back and post tomorrow.

CC has been using my puter every night, doing his best for the annulment. I appreciate all your help and prayers.

PS..... what was the name of Cindy Anthony's "Private Eye"? The creepy skinny guy????? For the life of me I can't remember his name.

I LOVE each and every one of you and have missed you all.

 ::MonkeyBike:: Reading back and will see yall in the morning.  ::MonkeyKiss::

Dominic Casey

(http://www.paranormalreview.com/custom/Dominic%20Casey.png)
  ::MonkeyShocked:: That's him, creepy as he is!!! EEEEKKKKKKK!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on May 01, 2012, 07:12:23 PM
Good Morning Monkeys ::HelloKitty:: And Good Night. ::MonkeyEek::

Babs the idea about getting a book and reading to relax me.  ::MonkeyWink:: Just spent 7 hours reading a 500 page book.  ::MonkeyHaHa::
Catch up with everyone later.
GE and Babs thanks for my "present" today. I can't wait to wear it with TBM's dress in my next competition!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on May 01, 2012, 07:14:48 PM
::MonkeyDance:: Finally could log in!!! Forgot my password and it came to me. ::MonkeyConfused::

ALL of YOU are ALWAYS in my prayers, I will catch up tomorrow during lunch. I miss you all. Gonna read back and post tomorrow.

CC has been using my puter every night, doing his best for the annulment. I appreciate all your help and prayers.

PS..... what was the name of Cindy Anthony's "Private Eye"? The creepy skinny guy????? For the life of me I can't remember his name.

I LOVE each and every one of you and have missed you all.

 ::MonkeyBike:: Reading back and will see yall in the morning.  ::MonkeyKiss::

Dominic Casey

(http://www.paranormalreview.com/custom/Dominic%20Casey.png)


 ::MonkeyHaHa:: Klaas knew you would post something.  ::MonkeyHaHa:: ::MonkeyHaHa::

I try really hard not to bring them into our private space.  I don't even like to see the punching bags here as it reminds me of such a bad time for such an innocent child, and such a devastating period for anyone hearing all the testimony, and watching all of the tricks played to thwart justice for an innocent child.  The whole episode feels sinister and I can't stand to look at any of them. 

I am hoping God grants me the grace needed to put it all in perspective, and know God is in charge and knows the plan.  I also know God knows I am human and not perfect.  I honestly felt sick to my stomach looking at that man's picture.  (My stomach has been feeling off for a couple of days, so I cannot attribute it all to this).  I really want to let this go so I can use the energy expended for those feelings and memories, more efficiently.  I try to believe that Caylee herself allowed her mother to have another chance, believing she will never hurt another child, ever.

 
Bearly, I feel the same way. I pray that Caylee forgives KC, but I for one never will. I'm sorry your tummy is doing badly, I pray you are feeling better. Unfortunately, I cannot forgive any of them!  ::MonkeyNoNo::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on May 01, 2012, 07:16:20 PM

I am so excited.  I just bought a portable lift that will lift my Dad from his wheelchair to my car.  I can't believe it.  Now  can take him out.  Life is good.

 ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide::



That is such good news!

Very happy for you both, Bearly.

 ::MonkeyDance::

Thanks, Klaas, TBM, and Brandi.  I am so excited.  He is so happy about this.  I can't wait to take him out!  His cousin's birthday party is next weekend, I should get the lift this weekend!

 ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::


  ::MonkeyCheer4:: So glad he gets the lift soon. Makes me happy for all of you Bearly!!!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on May 01, 2012, 07:18:47 PM
Good afternoon everyone.
 ::piggy::
CC and JSM, praying our gracious God opens the doors and windows necessary for you to proceed.  Hopefully, someone will respond to your letters.  Sending lots of light on those letters.
Bearly, so excited about the lift for your Dad.  Good going.  You are opening up a new world for him again!  Bless you.
Brandi, love the video.  Thanks for sharing it!
 ::MonkeyKiss::
Sister, thank you for your thoughts and prayers. You are always in mine as are Connie. You are a very special person and I am so happy to know you. Wish I was rich so that CC and I could go on a SM road trip.  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: CasuallyCool on May 01, 2012, 07:19:09 PM
Bearly, in answer to your question about the anullment process - They asked me for my parent's and her parent's address, as there will be some type of questionnaire sent to them.  Her folks are both deceased.  They also ask me four four witnesses , which I do not really have.  A good witness for me would be someone who know my ex and me before and during our marriage.  The only ones I have are my sister and her husband, my BIL.  My best man never met the ex until the day before the wedding and we never hung out together after the wedding.  The same with my brother and his wife and my uncles and aunts cause my former spouse and I moved to CO not to long after the marriage. 

So therein lies the dillema - Instead of just using my 2 witneeses that I know will respond, I'm contacting 2 of her witnesses to see if they will swear to be truthful in their responses if they decide to participate in the process.  One was her maid of honor who could provide some damaging info about the ex if she is truthful and the other is her cousin, who could do the same.

What else to do???


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on May 01, 2012, 07:21:31 PM
Good afternoon everyone.
 ::piggy::
CC and JSM, praying our gracious God opens the doors and windows necessary for you to proceed.  Hopefully, someone will respond to your letters.  Sending lots of light on those letters.
Bearly, so excited about the lift for your Dad.  Good going.  You are opening up a new world for him again!  Bless you.
Brandi, love the video.  Thanks for sharing it!
 ::MonkeyKiss::
Sister, thank you for your thoughts and prayers. You are always in mine as are Connie. You are a very special person and I am so happy to know you. Wish I was rich so that CC and I could go on a SM road trip.  ::MonkeyAngel::
How about we put it on our "bucket list" -- all come here to hear me preach or go to you and watch you skate.  I vote for the later!
 ::MonkeySlide::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on May 01, 2012, 07:23:52 PM
Good afternoon everyone.
 ::piggy::
CC and JSM, praying our gracious God opens the doors and windows necessary for you to proceed.  Hopefully, someone will respond to your letters.  Sending lots of light on those letters.
Bearly, so excited about the lift for your Dad.  Good going.  You are opening up a new world for him again!  Bless you.
Brandi, love the video.  Thanks for sharing it!
 ::MonkeyKiss::

Thank you so much for putting the right words out there once again.  He still has so much life in him.  He is being smothered by his current situation.  The only thing he looks forward to is visits from my son, my brother, and myself.  We have 3 other brothers, but they just can't get there as often.  My brother, the only one I told about the lift thinks I am nuts. 

Why do people give up on people?  Is that how you would want to live?  Who cares what anyone thinks, except my Dad.  He has a new spark and I am so excited.  This has blessed me more than I can say, already.  The people who know me, know how much this means. 

Thank you Monkeys, starting with our Fearless Leader and right on through, for putting up with all of the moans and groans.  I knew there was a way, I just didn't know what it was.  I find when I put it out there, someone knows the way or they give me encouragement to keep searching.  God bless the person who started You Tube.  That is where I found it.  You Tube also shows you how to use things.  I feel confident that I will know what to do when we get it--this weekend!!!  We are blessed to live in a time where we have so much available to us.

Please say a prayer for my son, he is sick, he had a problem with his throat for 3 days before telling me, as he was afraid he was not going to be able to go to the prom.  It is on the 18th.  He was moaning in his sleep because he was sick and it was torrential rain this morning, so I decided to keep him home.

We see my Dad on Tuesday nights.  He is worried he cannot see him tonight.  I said he could look in on him, but not kiss him.  He said, what about a 'blow kiss?"  Now he is off practicing. 

There is a family room that is set up very nicely.  We celebrate birthdays and things like that there, we also use it to watch TV or to hang out together.  It is very rarely used by other families, I often see staff in there sleeping with the light off.  Unfortunately, it is my Dad's aid who does this.  He is quite lazy.  He wants all of his residents in bed early so he can 'disappear.'  Once in a while I have to go to my Dad's room to get something when we are in the family room, I have found this same guy in my Dad's room watching TV with all the lights off.  They all put their patients to bed early so they can watch a big TV and sit or sleep.  This is not in the traffic pattern of the building, so no one says anything.

Tomorrow night my son and I were going to take my Dad to the cafeteria for dinner.  It is less formal and much brighter than the dining room.  My Mom prefers the dining room and does not like when we bring my Dad there because he sometimes drops a little on himself.  WAlsoe prefer the cafeteria anyway, it is a friendly atmosphere and not as restrictive.  There is also a self-serve salad bar with fruit salad, my Dad's favorite.  Tomorrow, I think it is better for my son to stay home, I don't want my Dad to be sick.

 ::MonkeyAngel::


Sweetie!!! Hugs. I pray your son gets well before prom. So sweet that he wanted to blow him a kiss. Makes my heart feel good because of his love of your dad. Nothing wrong with taking your dad where he and you feel comfortable. If your dad likes the cafeteria, then that is where you all belong. Also, maybe TBM will come here and tell you whether or not your dad will get sick from your son. Love ya Sweetie!!!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on May 01, 2012, 07:24:23 PM
Good afternoon everyone.
 ::piggy::
CC and JSM, praying our gracious God opens the doors and windows necessary for you to proceed.  Hopefully, someone will respond to your letters.  Sending lots of light on those letters.
Bearly, so excited about the lift for your Dad.  Good going.  You are opening up a new world for him again!  Bless you.
Brandi, love the video.  Thanks for sharing it!
 ::MonkeyKiss::
Sister, thank you for your thoughts and prayers. You are always in mine as are Connie. You are a very special person and I am so happy to know you. Wish I was rich so that CC and I could go on a SM road trip.  ::MonkeyAngel::
How about we put it on our "bucket list" -- all come here to hear me preach or go to you and watch you skate.  I vote for the later!
 ::MonkeySlide::
  ::MonkeyAngel::DEAL!!!  ::MonkeyKiss::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on May 01, 2012, 07:28:55 PM
Bearly, in answer to your question about the anullment process - They asked me for my parent's and her parent's address, as there will be some type of questionnaire sent to them.  Her folks are both deceased.  They also ask me four four witnesses , which I do not really have.  A good witness for me would be someone who know my ex and me before and during our marriage.  The only ones I have are my sister and her husband, my BIL.  My best man never met the ex until the day before the wedding and we never hung out together after the wedding.  The same with my brother and his wife and my uncles and aunts cause my former spouse and I moved to CO not to long after the marriage. 

So therein lies the dillema - Instead of just using my 2 witneeses that I know will respond, I'm contacting 2 of her witnesses to see if they will swear to be truthful in their responses if they decide to participate in the process.  One was her maid of honor who could provide some damaging info about the ex if she is truthful and the other is her cousin, who could do the same.

What else to do???
Not that you need "damaging information", you just need someone to corroborate your life with her.  ::MonkeyKiss::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on May 01, 2012, 07:29:28 PM
Good afternoon everyone.
 ::piggy::
CC and JSM, praying our gracious God opens the doors and windows necessary for you to proceed.  Hopefully, someone will respond to your letters.  Sending lots of light on those letters.
Bearly, so excited about the lift for your Dad.  Good going.  You are opening up a new world for him again!  Bless you.
Brandi, love the video.  Thanks for sharing it!
 ::MonkeyKiss::
Sister, thank you for your thoughts and prayers. You are always in mine as are Connie. You are a very special person and I am so happy to know you. Wish I was rich so that CC and I could go on a SM road trip.  ::MonkeyAngel::
How about we put it on our "bucket list" -- all come here to hear me preach or go to you and watch you skate.  I vote for the later!
 ::MonkeySlide::
Oh yeah . . . on the way make a stop at 4Donks and meet the donkeys!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on May 01, 2012, 07:31:47 PM
Silly Patton is crying like a baby to go outside. It is so pitiful.  ::dogwag::

Be back later Monkeys, CC is cooking dinner. Hugs, Love and Prayers for you all.  ::MonkeyKiss::  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: theboyzmom on May 01, 2012, 08:01:48 PM
Bearly, in answer to your question about the anullment process - They asked me for my parent's and her parent's address, as there will be some type of questionnaire sent to them.  Her folks are both deceased.  They also ask me four four witnesses , which I do not really have.  A good witness for me would be someone who know my ex and me before and during our marriage.  The only ones I have are my sister and her husband, my BIL.  My best man never met the ex until the day before the wedding and we never hung out together after the wedding.  The same with my brother and his wife and my uncles and aunts cause my former spouse and I moved to CO not to long after the marriage. 

So therein lies the dillema - Instead of just using my 2 witneeses that I know will respond, I'm contacting 2 of her witnesses to see if they will swear to be truthful in their responses if they decide to participate in the process.  One was her maid of honor who could provide some damaging info about the ex if she is truthful and the other is her cousin, who could do the same.

What else to do???
Not that you need "damaging information", you just need someone to corroborate your life with her.  ::MonkeyKiss::

I did not have to have damaging info on the ex for mine - I simply needed people to show that our marriage was not a marriage if that makes sense. I used some family and a friend we knew during the marriage (later I found out it was a girl he had an affair with!) I never got to see the statements so I am not sure if they were truthful or not - but I did not care as I just wanted the annulment. Actually my dad wanted me to get it - he was so worried I would die and go to he!! if I did not get it. It was kind of a last wish thing for him so I did it.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on May 01, 2012, 08:04:28 PM

I am so excited.  I just bought a portable lift that will lift my Dad from his wheelchair to my car.  I can't believe it.  Now  can take him out.  Life is good.

 ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide::



That is such good news!

Very happy for you both, Bearly.

 ::MonkeyDance::

Thanks, Klaas, TBM, and Brandi.  I am so excited.  He is so happy about this.  I can't wait to take him out!  His cousin's birthday party is next weekend, I should get the lift this weekend!

 ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::


  ::MonkeyCheer4:: So glad he gets the lift soon. Makes me happy for all of you Bearly!!!

 ::MonkeyJnBox::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on May 02, 2012, 06:32:57 AM

I am so excited.  I just bought a portable lift that will lift my Dad from his wheelchair to my car.  I can't believe it.  Now  can take him out.  Life is good.

 ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeySlide::



That is such good news!

Very happy for you both, Bearly.

 ::MonkeyDance::

Thanks, Klaas, TBM, and Brandi.  I am so excited.  He is so happy about this.  I can't wait to take him out!  His cousin's birthday party is next weekend, I should get the lift this weekend!

 ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::


  ::MonkeyCheer4:: So glad he gets the lift soon. Makes me happy for all of you Bearly!!!

 ::MonkeyJnBox::



Talking to myself here.  No one is in this cage and I am too excited to sleep.  I hope this works out.  I hope no one gets in the way of what is best for him.

Talked to his nurse tonight.  At first she was surprised (I don't think anyone has ever tried to get their parent out of there before, I don't see many visitors).  Then I told her I watched the video over and over to see how to work it, I found out it appeared to be a reputable company--BBB and all.  I told her there were different sizes, etc, she asked me how we chose the size, how we chose between pneumatic and electric. etc. and started to realize with all of her questions, I had thought this out.   

The salesman I talked to was very knowledgeable and we had an intelligent conversation, not so with some of the companies I encountered.  I told him what I wanted to do and why.  The salesman and I became a team, and he told me to call him any time and gave me his number.  The salesman never tried to push the most expensive model on us.  Also, the model shown has an additional feature, where you strap the legs in, they are done individually, this is an extra and you have to pay for it.  The one that comes with it , both legs get strapped in together instead of individually.  He did not force that extra feature on us, either, just kept the option open.  He said it would cost the same if I bought it now or later.  He asked lots of questions to meet my Dad's individual needs.  He told me how much pressure, etc. I needed to exert, to match me up with the model as the one who would be the operator of the machine.  We were careful to get a model that would make me more of a passive participant, so I did not further injure myself. 

With each answer I gave, his nurse became more relaxed and hopeful.  (She has a very excitable personality and gets stressed quickly).  She asked me if my Mom knew.  I told her, no, not yet.  She said, I won't tell her then.  Then she started to get happy.  She asked me if I wanted her to tell her boss.  I told her no because I wanted to try it out first, before I got anyone's hopes up. 

I said, "My Dad needs to get out of here."  She said, "You are so right."  We went over the possibilities and we were both positively ecstatic.  I told her that I was spreading the message not to give him any fluids, when I took him to his cousin's party, she said he gets 600cc/shift and that was a lot.  (I know my Dad and his iced tea, I know it is not a lot for him).  When I have my Dad, he eats and drinks, and they are not used to seeing that.  I told her I wanted to be the gatekeeper for giving the fluids, just to make sure he does not go over his allotted amount.  I said I will take good care of him and make sure he is safe.  She said, "I know you will, honey.  You always do!  I am so happy you found a way to get him out.  Think of all the things you can do."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4m4zexoPHQ&feature=endscreen
We got the pneumatic model.

Hoyer Advance-H Patient Lift
Manual Patient Lift

1-800-850-0335
Jeff Russell  X727

www.spinlife.com
I only know what I have been told, I will let you know how everything goes once we get it.

There was a meeting this morning (Tuesday morning) for my Dad.  My Mom didn't tell me until too late for me to change a doctor's appointment I already had.  She called me this morning, early, and said they changed the time, could I go then?  She woke my son up and I really wanted him to sleep because he was sick, well, that was it, he got up.

There is nothing accomplished at these meetings, when you ask a question, no one knows the answer, etc.  I know about meetings like this because I have attended meetings for my son for a long time, people have gone with me and were blown away about how prepared I was.  It still didn't matter.  They have their agenda before the meeting even starts. 

My Mom seems to have alienated a lot of people and at this point, I am afraid if I appear with her too much, that would not be good for my Dad.  They are not a proactive bunch there and like things to remain the same, they do not seem to want to progress.  Nap time for my father's aid seems to be a priority for him (the aid, not my Dad).  They have already said they think my Mom is a liar, when I have asked them about certain things she brought to my attention. 

I have always gone to the meetings, but I don't see a point, right now.  I am more a one-on-one person, talking to the nurse, director, etc, one-on-one, not in a confrontational meeting.  I hope that is a good strategy and works well.  The other way did not.  They seem to know I want what is right for my Dad.  They see my son and I visiting all the time, they talk about me living there or getting me my own room because I am there so much.  My Mother does not visit as much as other spouses, although she can do many other things with other residents.  I know they see this.  I would like to be seen as an individual--at least by the people there who know me.  I hope I am doing the right thing.



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: theboyzmom on May 02, 2012, 06:48:35 AM
Bearly - I am so excited for both of you. You are a wonderful person to spend the time researching and finding this item. I worked in the medical field for a long time and never heard of this - nor has my mother in laws home. I plan to spread your good find with everyone - let me know how it works.

Too often people that are in care facilities are just left there like an abandoned item. Many forget they are people that we loved and love us. Your willingness to take him out is so wonderful. His quality of life has just gone up!  Keep up the good work!   ::MonkeyCheer4::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on May 02, 2012, 07:03:21 AM
Bearly - I am so excited for both of you. You are a wonderful person to spend the time researching and finding this item. I worked in the medical field for a long time and never heard of this - nor has my mother in laws home. I plan to spread your good find with everyone - let me know how it works.

Too often people that are in care facilities are just left there like an abandoned item. Many forget they are people that we loved and love us. Your willingness to take him out is so wonderful. His quality of life has just gone up!  Keep up the good work!   ::MonkeyCheer4::

Thanks, TBM.  I did it because it was something that we both needed.  As a Respiratory Therapist, I spent a lot of time with machines, so I am not intimidated by trying something new.  Also, as a Mom of a child with Special Needs, I have attended many Assistive Technology conferences and have always been interested in raising the quality of the lives of our children, so they can more fully participate in class with their peers.  I have taken equipment meant for one thing and used it for another purpose.  The biggest problem I have encountered is I have found so much resistance to using new equipment from staff members, and I hope this does not happen here.  Like I said, my brother thinks I am nuts, and he is the one who visits my Dad.  He is also the brother who encourages me to not stop helping those with different needs so they can have a better life.

Let's get this show on the road!!!

::MonkeyBike::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on May 02, 2012, 08:06:19 AM


TBM, one thing the nurse could not picture was the hydraulic pump.  Here is an example.  For my Dad's weight, I would have to exert about 4 pounds of pressure.  I am limited in my one are to 1 pound, but you only need one arm, so I could just use the other arm instead.  This one holds up to 400 pounds, and my Dad weighs less than 200 pounds.  I didn't want to take the chance of having the battery not charged when we needed to use the lift, so that's why I chose the hydraulic pump, I didn't want to get stuck somewhere because of a dead battery.  It all depends on your life experience and how comfortable you are.  With the hydraulic pump, it is also $600 cheaper.  It is cheaper still if you don't need it to be as portable as the one we chose.  The advanced one is easier to take apart and put in the car, which is what we need.  I can't afford to struggle with taking anything apart.  That has to do with my physical needs and our portability needs.  I want to be able to take him out of the car once we reach our destination, so it has to go in the car.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIU9LAKhozY&feature=channel&list=UL

The nurse also mentioned they could take him by van to his appointments.  From this facility, it costs a minimum of $200/ visit.  It would not take many visits to pay for the lift.  We did use it once, something cracked me in the head and I almost lost consciousness.  The other thing that happened, they could not push my Dad up the ramp, because of the width of his back wheels, so they pulled him up, which left him, hanging downward and near gave my Mom a heart attack, so it is actually unsafe.  Also, he cannot go for family visits in the van.  My Mom claims because of her restrictions, she cannot go on a wheelchair in the van (I keep trying to encourage her to be more independent and go on the trips to the grocery store, the mall, or recreational trips, but no go, she needs me to take her).  There are also lifts which you put in the car and are attached there, I again, wanted it more portable. 

Have Father--will travel!

 ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on May 02, 2012, 10:41:39 AM
Bearly, I am so excited for you and your Dad.  This will give him a new lease on life!
I understand what you mean about using devices, etc. for something they were not designed for . . . I have done it also with George.  When the rehab had "done all they could", he could walk a little with a walker, had a feeding tube, couldn't speak, etc.  By te grace of God, we learned to do all those things.
Those group meetings have their own agenda, you're right.  I have lost my cool more than once when someone has the nerve to use the word "never" . . . I won't allow it.
Onward and upward girl . . . you know in your heart you are doing the right thing and that's all that matters.
 ::piggy::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: theboyzmom on May 02, 2012, 10:57:09 AM
I just watched the video - that is so cool! He will love it and love getting out. My hubs is a big think outside the box guy. The first thing he thought when he saw the video is that he could use that thing to lift all sorts of things!  I am so proud of you for making the effort for your dad and your son.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on May 02, 2012, 01:55:19 PM
Bearly, I am so excited for you and your Dad.  This will give him a new lease on life!
I understand what you mean about using devices, etc. for something they were not designed for . . . I have done it also with George.  When the rehab had "done all they could", he could walk a little with a walker, had a feeding tube, couldn't speak, etc.  By te grace of God, we learned to do all those things.
Those group meetings have their own agenda, you're right.  I have lost my cool more than once when someone has the nerve to use the word "never" . . . I won't allow it.
Onward and upward girl . . . you know in your heart you are doing the right thing and that's all that matters.
 ::piggy::

When school personnel said they couldn't do it, we hired people to show us and them how to do it.  The problem is--they resisted, you see, they really didn't want to know how it was done, they just wanted to continue saying 'can't'.

They have a Psych at the meeting who merely says she is an expert on __________ whatever she decides she is an expert on that day, and therefore she knows what is going to happen and I don't.  I tell her well I am an expert on Mr. Barely's Dad and she isn't, so she does not know the difference between what is personality and what is disease process.  They are just so rude.  Well, any place that does not do anything to stop employees sleeping on the job, has got real problems, imo.

I am having dinner with my Dad tonight.  My Mom just called to tell me she has appointments on 2 days I specifically asked her not to make appointments on.  She said, if she doesn't go, the next one is months and months away.  She waits until the last minute and then cannot get an appointment at a time that is convenient for us, then we have to cancel what we are doing.

                      (http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/Bearlyhere/Monkey%20Emoticons/1128.gif)



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on May 02, 2012, 01:59:47 PM
I just watched the video - that is so cool! He will love it and love getting out. My hubs is a big think outside the box guy. The first thing he thought when he saw the video is that he could use that thing to lift all sorts of things!  I am so proud of you for making the effort for your dad and your son.

Thanks, TBM.  They have different ones that lift even greater weight if he needs that.  I thought the price of the basic one was reasonable, too.

 ::MonkeyAngel::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on May 02, 2012, 02:30:34 PM
Bearly, I am so excited for you and your Dad.  This will give him a new lease on life!
I understand what you mean about using devices, etc. for something they were not designed for . . . I have done it also with George.  When the rehab had "done all they could", he could walk a little with a walker, had a feeding tube, couldn't speak, etc.  By te grace of God, we learned to do all those things.
Those group meetings have their own agenda, you're right.  I have lost my cool more than once when someone has the nerve to use the word "never" . . . I won't allow it.
Onward and upward girl . . . you know in your heart you are doing the right thing and that's all that matters.
 ::piggy::

There is a way to get to yes or can.  If you are so used to saying no (or can't), and it is too easy to get into that rut, you start to find everything impossible.  If they put out the effort, people will actually find out it is easier in the long run, not harder.  The child only gets bigger or the problem only gets bigger.  I love being presented with a problem where there is a solution that is universally appealing and will benefit others.  That is the whole idea behind inclusion, it helps not only the person who needs it, but it also helps others who needed it, but had already given up on themselves.

 ::dogwag::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: theboyzmom on May 02, 2012, 03:31:56 PM
Bearly, I am so excited for you and your Dad.  This will give him a new lease on life!
I understand what you mean about using devices, etc. for something they were not designed for . . . I have done it also with George.  When the rehab had "done all they could", he could walk a little with a walker, had a feeding tube, couldn't speak, etc.  By te grace of God, we learned to do all those things.
Those group meetings have their own agenda, you're right.  I have lost my cool more than once when someone has the nerve to use the word "never" . . . I won't allow it.
Onward and upward girl . . . you know in your heart you are doing the right thing and that's all that matters.
 ::piggy::

There is a way to get to yes or can.  If you are so used to saying no (or can't), and it is too easy to get into that rut, you start to find everything impossible.  If they put out the effort, people will actually find out it is easier in the long run, not harder.  The child only gets bigger or the problem only gets bigger.  I love being presented with a problem where there is a solution that is universally appealing and will benefit others.  That is the whole idea behind inclusion, it helps not only the person who needs it, but it also helps others who needed it, but had already given up on themselves.

 ::dogwag::



One of the most important things I learned with a special needs kid is that not all teachers love little children and want to teach them. Many do, but many just want the day to go easy and go home. Sad.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on May 02, 2012, 04:44:04 PM
Bearly, I am so excited for you and your Dad.  This will give him a new lease on life!
I understand what you mean about using devices, etc. for something they were not designed for . . . I have done it also with George.  When the rehab had "done all they could", he could walk a little with a walker, had a feeding tube, couldn't speak, etc.  By te grace of God, we learned to do all those things.
Those group meetings have their own agenda, you're right.  I have lost my cool more than once when someone has the nerve to use the word "never" . . . I won't allow it.
Onward and upward girl . . . you know in your heart you are doing the right thing and that's all that matters.
 ::piggy::

There is a way to get to yes or can.  If you are so used to saying no (or can't), and it is too easy to get into that rut, you start to find everything impossible.  If they put out the effort, people will actually find out it is easier in the long run, not harder.  The child only gets bigger or the problem only gets bigger.  I love being presented with a problem where there is a solution that is universally appealing and will benefit others.  That is the whole idea behind inclusion, it helps not only the person who needs it, but it also helps others who needed it, but had already given up on themselves.

 ::dogwag::



One of the most important things I learned with a special needs kid is that not all teachers love little children and want to teach them. Many do, but many just want the day to go easy and go home. Sad.

Some really did sign up for the summers off.  Sad indeed.

 ::MonkeyNoNo::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on May 02, 2012, 06:21:05 PM
Good Morning Monkeys ::HelloKitty:: And Good Night. ::MonkeyEek::

Babs the idea about getting a book and reading to relax me.  ::MonkeyWink:: Just spent 7 hours reading a 500 page book.  ::MonkeyHaHa::
Catch up with everyone later.
GE and Babs thanks for my "present" today. I can't wait to wear it with TBM's dress in my next competition!!!!!!!!!

Your welcome.  ::MonkeyKiss::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: BabsKats on May 02, 2012, 07:06:40 PM
This mother is sick in the head....Look at her "Suntan"

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/tanning-booth-mom-says-arrest-taking-daughter-5-153138630.html

Tanning booth mom calls arrest for taking daughter, 5, a misunderstanding; ‘It was a sunburn,’ dad says


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on May 02, 2012, 07:15:37 PM

Just got an email, the lift has been shipped!!!  It feels like Christmas Eve!

 ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::

My son says it looks like a weapon--he just saw the video today.   ::MonkeyEek::

I had some things my Mom needed me to do for her on the phone today, so I'm having dinner with my Dad tomorrow instead. 

I am hoping the sling that is included with it is as useful as the one in the video.  If it is the one piece model, I may get the one that Velcros each leg separately.  We'll see.  I can't find a picture of it yet, the ones I have seen, I think would be harder to use.



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on May 02, 2012, 07:33:10 PM
This mother is sick in the head....Look at her "Suntan"

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/tanning-booth-mom-says-arrest-taking-daughter-5-153138630.html

Tanning booth mom calls arrest for taking daughter, 5, a misunderstanding; ‘It was a sunburn,’ dad says

The Mom is only 44 years old, but looks much older because of what she has done to her skin.  I hope she is alive to see her daughter grow up and does not die early from skin cancer.

While I don't agree with what this Mom did with her own skin, I can't see how her daughter could get in the booth with her.  Do you think she would share her rays with others?  I think she would want them all for herself.

If she did it, I don't think her intent was to punish the girl.  She is fair-haired herself, wouldn't she have taken precautions for her daughter?  

If she did 'cook' her daughter, she should be punished so not only does she not do it again, but it will be a deterrent for others.

If Mom is inside the tanning booth, who is watching her daughter?



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on May 02, 2012, 07:44:17 PM

 ::MonkeyShocked:: ::MonkeyShocked:: ::MonkeyShocked:: ::MonkeyShocked:: ::MonkeyShocked:: ::MonkeyShocked:: ::MonkeyShocked::

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/college-student-claims-left-cell-five-days-without-153200359.html

DEA agents apologize for forgetting college student in cell for four days

Daniel Chong, 24, said that he was taken to the local DEA office after he was caught in a drug raid where he was smoking marijuana on April 20. The agents didn't charge him criminally and even told him they would drive him home, but apparently forgot about him in a tiny holding cell, where he languished for days without food, water, or a bathroom. Chong says he finally gave up on screaming for help, and eventually tried to kill himself with the glass from his spectacles and drank his own urine, sure he would die there.

A DEA agent discovered him days later and quickly called an ambulance which drove him to the hospital, where he spent three days in intensive care because of his near-failing kidneys, he said.

Chong's lawyer, Gene Iredale, tells Yahoo News his client could hear agents talking and other sounds from his cell, but no one answered his screams. He said Chong was handcuffed. "I believe it was, at best, inconceivably indifferent negligence" Iredale said of the incident. "I have dealt with cases in which police have abused citizens, but I've never seen anything as egregious as this." Iredale plans to file a civil suit as soon as possible.

 ::snipping2::

Chong also told agents he ate a packet of white powder he found in his cell, which turned out to be meth.

 ::MonkeyEek:: ::MonkeyEek:: ::MonkeyEek:: ::MonkeyEek:: ::MonkeyEek:: ::MonkeyEek:: ::MonkeyEek::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on May 02, 2012, 08:29:13 PM
Hope all is well with 4Donks.  She hasn't been on in over a week.
Missing you!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on May 03, 2012, 04:13:58 AM
Hope all is well with 4Donks.  She hasn't been on in over a week.
Missing you!

Yes, Sister, I have been thinking about her and can, also.

Good thoughts and several prayers going their way.

 ::MonkeyKiss::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: can on May 03, 2012, 06:22:51 AM
Hope all is well with 4Donks.  She hasn't been on in over a week.
Missing you!

Yes, Sister, I have been thinking about her and can, also.

Good thoughts and several prayers going their way.

 ::MonkeyKiss::



Hi Sweetie!!

The lift is on it's way!   ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyCheer4::  Can't wait to hear all about your Dad's first outing. 
It is greater to give than receive applies here, I think.  Though in giving you are receiving
such joy! 
You're a helluva bear, Bearly and a daughter any parent could be proud of!  God bless!

 ::MonkeyKiss:: ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyKiss::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: trimmonthelake on May 03, 2012, 08:21:02 AM
 ::MonkeyBike::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: 4 Donks on May 03, 2012, 08:26:03 AM
Hi
Drive by posting. ::MonkeyCool::

Busy time of year on the property. So much to do and just have to buckle down and get it done before it gets any hotter.
Bearly my sister had a Hoyer lift for her husband and LOVED it. It allowed her to keep him at home for a year before going to a nursing home.
Still keeping all monkeys in need in my prayers and thoughts. Hope Connie and her son are OK after the accident and Brandi's son is improving.
Will try to catch up tonight...have a great day     ::dogwag::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on May 03, 2012, 10:23:06 AM
Hope all is well with 4Donks.  She hasn't been on in over a week.
Missing you!

Yes, Sister, I have been thinking about her and can, also.

Good thoughts and several prayers going their way.

 ::MonkeyKiss::



Hi Sweetie!!

The lift is on it's way!   ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyCheer4::  Can't wait to hear all about your Dad's first outing. 
It is greater to give than receive applies here, I think.  Though in giving you are receiving
such joy! 
You're a helluva bear, Bearly and a daughter any parent could be proud of!  God bless!

 ::MonkeyKiss:: ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyKiss::
::piggy::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on May 03, 2012, 10:23:56 AM
Hi
Drive by posting. ::MonkeyCool::

Busy time of year on the property. So much to do and just have to buckle down and get it done before it gets any hotter.
Bearly my sister had a Hoyer lift for her husband and LOVED it. It allowed her to keep him at home for a year before going to a nursing home.
Still keeping all monkeys in need in my prayers and thoughts. Hope Connie and her son are OK after the accident and Brandi's son is improving.
Will try to catch up tonight...have a great day     ::dogwag::
Figured you were busy getting things done.  Glad everything is ok.
 ::HelloKitty::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on May 03, 2012, 10:24:42 AM
::MonkeyBike::
Trimm, good to see you too!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on May 03, 2012, 10:38:13 AM
Hope all is well with 4Donks.  She hasn't been on in over a week.
Missing you!

Yes, Sister, I have been thinking about her and can, also.

Good thoughts and several prayers going their way.

 ::MonkeyKiss::



Hi Sweetie!!

The lift is on it's way!   ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyCheer4::  Can't wait to hear all about your Dad's first outing. 
It is greater to give than receive applies here, I think.  Though in giving you are receiving
such joy! 
You're a helluva bear, Bearly and a daughter any parent could be proud of!  God bless!

 ::MonkeyKiss:: ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyKiss::

Thanks, can!  It just feels like being myself.  I don't like to hit a roadblock just to find out no one seems to have the answer.  In this situation, it was worse, no one knew and no one cared.  Why take a job that is in rehab when you have no interest in rehabbing anyone?  I really get sick of a 'can't do' attitude.  There is always a way.  What defeatist attitudes for the young right on up there. 

Their attitude is 'I have a hammer, therefore everything I see is a nail.  I don't want to know anything else, just hammers.'  If I can't fix it with a hammer, it can't be fixed, or worse, I don't care if it ever gets fixed.  Get another tool already!  When are people going to be treated as individuals and not cookie cutters of one another?

Next problem already, my Mom's wheelchair died.  She said she still had one green light on it.  She plugged it in and now it is okay, but why wait until it gets down that low?  Now she thinks she needs a new one.  She already has 2 power chairs, how many more does she need?  The deductibles are $6,000 and she has had nothing but trouble with both of them since she got them. 

I wish she would stop thinking the world loves her and only her and will therefore do right by her.  The way she treats people, it seems they look forward to getting one over on her.  I am not blaming her, no one should take advantage of another human being, just asking her to look both ways before 'crossing the street.'

I need to go and throw my 'cloak of protection' over her now.  lol

 ::MonkeyBike::

Off we go!



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on May 03, 2012, 10:53:41 AM
Bearly, girl I feel your frustration.  Prayers headed your way!
 ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on May 03, 2012, 10:54:57 AM
::MonkeyBike::

We are going to have to get a traffic light in here, almost ran into Trimmy!  Hey Cutie!  :smt049 you! 

Is it okay for Klaas to pass me your email address?  I don't ever want to lose you again!  You are such a part of our lives, we missed you and were so very worried.  I don't want that to ever happen again.



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on May 03, 2012, 11:04:13 AM
Hi
Drive by posting. ::MonkeyCool::

Busy time of year on the property. So much to do and just have to buckle down and get it done before it gets any hotter.
Bearly my sister had a Hoyer lift for her husband and LOVED it. It allowed her to keep him at home for a year before going to a nursing home.
Still keeping all monkeys in need in my prayers and thoughts. Hope Connie and her son are OK after the accident and Brandi's son is improving.
Will try to catch up tonight...have a great day     ::dogwag::

Miss you 40 (4D!)  I can understand your plight, especially this year, when the seasons changed so quickly!  Get 'er done and get back in here! Please?

I am so excited about the lift.  Can you tell?  lol

 ::MonkeyJnBox::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on May 04, 2012, 01:56:03 PM
Well, do I have a story to tell and I can say, in my entire ministry this has never happened before.  I trust I stood up for myself and in the process stood up for God as well.
Several months ago, a woman who I know casually asked if I would perform a wedding for her daughter.  I really hesitated because I have gotten to the point if I don't know the couple or their family I wasn't going to do weddings.  It is just an enormous amount of work (I write vows individually for every wedding I have done) and my time is a precious commodity.  Anyway, because I knew the mother somewhat (she is a waitress in a restaurant I frequent), I said yes.
I require at least 2 if not 3 counseling sessions before the wedding.  I spoke to the husband to be on the phone and set up the appointments and the first one he cancelled because of car trouble and the second one I cancelled because George was in the hospital.  We then set up an appointment for the Tuesday following Easter Sunday and the next Tuesday as well.  They didn't show up nor did they call.  I wrote it off as bad manners for not calling and that they had found someone else.
They did find a friend who could perform the wedding, I learned from a telephone call on Tuesday of this week, however, he had to back out because of a family situation and could I please, please do the wedding this Saturday (as in tomorrow).
I had already made plans to set up a table at our church's bazaar tomorrow and this week Connie came and went through her costume jewelry and I have more than enough for a table and to make a little money for her.
I agreed to do the wedding and we were to meet for the first time yesterday at 3:30 at his place of employment and would follow up with the rest of the counseling after the wedding.  So I cut my time with Connie short in order to take her home and get to the appointment on time and they are not there.  He is still at home waiting for her to arrive but could be there in 30 minutes.  I know there is no way he could do that even if she walked in the door as we were talking.  So instead, we agreed to meet an hour later at the venue where we would have time before the rehearsal to at least say hello.  I arrive at the appointed place and time, no one is there from the wedding party.  I wait a half an hour, give him a call, and he is down the road at a restaurant/bar waiting for a friend to show them the way.  Duh, he gave me directions and I found it.  I said, look, here is my suggestion to you, go to a justice of the peace on Friday (today), let them marry you and have whatever you want on Saturday.  I am out of here.  He couldn't understand why I couldn't wait ten more minutes.  I told him he had totally disrespected me with my time and efforts over and over again and I wasn't going to continue with it anymore.
I have never done such a thing, and there is a part of my that feels guilty, but at the same time there is a standard which I have had throughout my ministry which I was willing to bend, but not be disrespected in the process.  My friend Dennis thinks I was correct to stand up for myself, yet I really hated to leave them in a lurch.
Thanks for letting me sound off!
Blessings.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Brandi on May 04, 2012, 03:50:16 PM
Sister, for what it's worth, I think you did the right thing. On many levels.

I feel if the couple did not take your meetings concerning their wedding/marriage seriously enough to attend, how seriously will they take their marriage?

They seem to have been disrespectful to you over and over again.

And I am sorry you had to go through so much and still be taken advantage of.

Yeah, you did the right thing.  For sure.

 ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: CasuallyCool on May 04, 2012, 05:13:32 PM
Prayers for all monkeys in need.   ::MonkeyAngel::

Sister - you ahave the patience of a saint.  You did fine - no guilt trip!!!

Brandi - hope son is doing well

4Donks - slow down you move to fast

Bearly - here's to being mobile   ::monkeywine2:: ::monkeywine2::

Just got back from an interview with the Dept. of Defense.  I thought this was my best interview yet.  A few openings, great rapport with the two intervieweres - fingers are crossed - should know in a couple of weeks.  Note see self:  must change fingerprints so I can pass high security clearance.   ::MonkeyShocked:: ::MonkeyShocked::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: 4 Donks on May 04, 2012, 06:00:28 PM
Sister


 When Paul and I were arranging for a church wedding to please our families (we eloped) The rules of the church required premarital counseling even though we were already married in a civil ceremony. Our feeling was that if we wanted the blessing of the church, you follow the rules. Actually the priest ( Father Purdom) was wonderful and we thoroughly appreciated the sessions.
 My sister was married by Paul's cousin in my living room because she was her hubs 4th wife and the church felt he didn't respect marriage vows and refused to marry them. They certainly understood this position.
 So if these people didn't follow the protocols...they find someone else that doesn't require them. You aren't required to change yours.
(Added George to my prayer list)


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on May 04, 2012, 07:58:49 PM
Sister  I agree with what Brandi, CC and 4Donks said. You have no reason to feel guilty about any thing. They should be ashamed of themselves for all the disrespect they have shown you.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: klaasend on May 04, 2012, 11:25:48 PM
Well, do I have a story to tell and I can say, in my entire ministry this has never happened before.  I trust I stood up for myself and in the process stood up for God as well.
Several months ago, a woman who I know casually asked if I would perform a wedding for her daughter.  I really hesitated because I have gotten to the point if I don't know the couple or their family I wasn't going to do weddings.  It is just an enormous amount of work (I write vows individually for every wedding I have done) and my time is a precious commodity.  Anyway, because I knew the mother somewhat (she is a waitress in a restaurant I frequent), I said yes.
I require at least 2 if not 3 counseling sessions before the wedding.  I spoke to the husband to be on the phone and set up the appointments and the first one he cancelled because of car trouble and the second one I cancelled because George was in the hospital.  We then set up an appointment for the Tuesday following Easter Sunday and the next Tuesday as well.  They didn't show up nor did they call.  I wrote it off as bad manners for not calling and that they had found someone else.
They did find a friend who could perform the wedding, I learned from a telephone call on Tuesday of this week, however, he had to back out because of a family situation and could I please, please do the wedding this Saturday (as in tomorrow).
I had already made plans to set up a table at our church's bazaar tomorrow and this week Connie came and went through her costume jewelry and I have more than enough for a table and to make a little money for her.
I agreed to do the wedding and we were to meet for the first time yesterday at 3:30 at his place of employment and would follow up with the rest of the counseling after the wedding.  So I cut my time with Connie short in order to take her home and get to the appointment on time and they are not there.  He is still at home waiting for her to arrive but could be there in 30 minutes.  I know there is no way he could do that even if she walked in the door as we were talking.  So instead, we agreed to meet an hour later at the venue where we would have time before the rehearsal to at least say hello.  I arrive at the appointed place and time, no one is there from the wedding party.  I wait a half an hour, give him a call, and he is down the road at a restaurant/bar waiting for a friend to show them the way.  Duh, he gave me directions and I found it.  I said, look, here is my suggestion to you, go to a justice of the peace on Friday (today), let them marry you and have whatever you want on Saturday.  I am out of here.  He couldn't understand why I couldn't wait ten more minutes.  I told him he had totally disrespected me with my time and efforts over and over again and I wasn't going to continue with it anymore.
I have never done such a thing, and there is a part of my that feels guilty, but at the same time there is a standard which I have had throughout my ministry which I was willing to bend, but not be disrespected in the process.  My friend Dennis thinks I was correct to stand up for myself, yet I really hated to leave them in a lurch.
Thanks for letting me sound off!
Blessings.

Sister - I'm not a very religious person but I'm pretty sure you're getting a standing ovation in Heaven right about now.  You went way above and beyond.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: klaasend on May 04, 2012, 11:26:30 PM
CC - good luck on the job  ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: CasuallyCool on May 05, 2012, 09:17:06 AM
CC - good luck on the job  ::MonkeyCool::

Thanks, Klaas.  Off to take wife skating and then kick her butt in golf.



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on May 05, 2012, 01:11:44 PM
Well, do I have a story to tell and I can say, in my entire ministry this has never happened before.  I trust I stood up for myself and in the process stood up for God as well.
Several months ago, a woman who I know casually asked if I would perform a wedding for her daughter.  I really hesitated because I have gotten to the point if I don't know the couple or their family I wasn't going to do weddings.  It is just an enormous amount of work (I write vows individually for every wedding I have done) and my time is a precious commodity.  Anyway, because I knew the mother somewhat (she is a waitress in a restaurant I frequent), I said yes.
I require at least 2 if not 3 counseling sessions before the wedding.  I spoke to the husband to be on the phone and set up the appointments and the first one he cancelled because of car trouble and the second one I cancelled because George was in the hospital.  We then set up an appointment for the Tuesday following Easter Sunday and the next Tuesday as well.  They didn't show up nor did they call.  I wrote it off as bad manners for not calling and that they had found someone else.
They did find a friend who could perform the wedding, I learned from a telephone call on Tuesday of this week, however, he had to back out because of a family situation and could I please, please do the wedding this Saturday (as in tomorrow).
I had already made plans to set up a table at our church's bazaar tomorrow and this week Connie came and went through her costume jewelry and I have more than enough for a table and to make a little money for her.
I agreed to do the wedding and we were to meet for the first time yesterday at 3:30 at his place of employment and would follow up with the rest of the counseling after the wedding.  So I cut my time with Connie short in order to take her home and get to the appointment on time and they are not there.  He is still at home waiting for her to arrive but could be there in 30 minutes.  I know there is no way he could do that even if she walked in the door as we were talking.  So instead, we agreed to meet an hour later at the venue where we would have time before the rehearsal to at least say hello.  I arrive at the appointed place and time, no one is there from the wedding party.  I wait a half an hour, give him a call, and he is down the road at a restaurant/bar waiting for a friend to show them the way.  Duh, he gave me directions and I found it.  I said, look, here is my suggestion to you, go to a justice of the peace on Friday (today), let them marry you and have whatever you want on Saturday.  I am out of here.  He couldn't understand why I couldn't wait ten more minutes.  I told him he had totally disrespected me with my time and efforts over and over again and I wasn't going to continue with it anymore.
I have never done such a thing, and there is a part of my that feels guilty, but at the same time there is a standard which I have had throughout my ministry which I was willing to bend, but not be disrespected in the process.  My friend Dennis thinks I was correct to stand up for myself, yet I really hated to leave them in a lurch.
Thanks for letting me sound off!
Blessings.

I am glad you called it off.  They were disrespecting you, their wedding vows and God in the process.  I don't want to say any more right now, what they were doing to you makes me angry.  How could they think so much of themselves and so little of you and the ceremony during which they were going to commit themselves to each other?

 ::MonkeyNoNo::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on May 05, 2012, 01:14:06 PM
Prayers for all monkeys in need.   ::MonkeyAngel::

Sister - you ahave the patience of a saint.  You did fine - no guilt trip!!!

Brandi - hope son is doing well

4Donks - slow down you move to fast

Bearly - here's to being mobile   ::monkeywine2:: ::monkeywine2::

Just got back from an interview with the Dept. of Defense.  I thought this was my best interview yet.  A few openings, great rapport with the two intervieweres - fingers are crossed - should know in a couple of weeks.  Note see self:  must change fingerprints so I can pass high security clearance.   ::MonkeyShocked:: ::MonkeyShocked::

Sounds wonderful, CC.  I will keep praying.

 ::MonkeyCool::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on May 05, 2012, 07:43:21 PM
Sister, for what it's worth, I think you did the right thing. On many levels.

I feel if the couple did not take your meetings concerning their wedding/marriage seriously enough to attend, how seriously will they take their marriage?

They seem to have been disrespectful to you over and over again.

And I am sorry you had to go through so much and still be taken advantage of.

Yeah, you did the right thing.  For sure.

 ::MonkeyAngel::
Thank you Brandi.  Your opinion matters to me.  I'm glad you too feel I did the right thing.
 ::dogwag::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on May 05, 2012, 07:46:05 PM
Prayers for all monkeys in need.   ::MonkeyAngel::

Sister - you ahave the patience of a saint.  You did fine - no guilt trip!!!

Brandi - hope son is doing well

4Donks - slow down you move to fast

Bearly - here's to being mobile   ::monkeywine2:: ::monkeywine2::

Just got back from an interview with the Dept. of Defense.  I thought this was my best interview yet.  A few openings, great rapport with the two intervieweres - fingers are crossed - should know in a couple of weeks.  Note see self:  must change fingerprints so I can pass high security clearance.   ::MonkeyShocked:: ::MonkeyShocked::
Oh CC, this job interview sounds exciting.  I will have to check with some of my inmates (I also do prison ministry) and see if they have any Polly's Pointers on the fingerprint thing.
Hope you and JSM had a good day and she knocked your fingerprints off in golf!
Thank you for your kind words of encouragement.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on May 05, 2012, 07:48:57 PM
Sister


 When Paul and I were arranging for a church wedding to please our families (we eloped) The rules of the church required premarital counseling even though we were already married in a civil ceremony. Our feeling was that if we wanted the blessing of the church, you follow the rules. Actually the priest ( Father Purdom) was wonderful and we thoroughly appreciated the sessions.
 My sister was married by Paul's cousin in my living room because she was her hubs 4th wife and the church felt he didn't respect marriage vows and refused to marry them. They certainly understood this position.
 So if these people didn't follow the protocols...they find someone else that doesn't require them. You aren't required to change yours.
(Added George to my prayer list)
4 Donks, I appreciate you sharing your story.  It makes me feel confident I did the right thing.  Thank you too for adding George to your prayer list.  I know God is already at that doctor's appointment and will guide us in whatever is to come.  George has such a good attitude and that makes it so much easier.
 ::MonkeyKiss::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on May 05, 2012, 07:51:26 PM
Sister  I agree with what Brandi, CC and 4Donks said. You have no reason to feel guilty about any thing. They should be ashamed of themselves for all the disrespect they have shown you.
Green Eyes, it simply dumbfounded me they could be so disrespectful -- do parents not teach their children any kind of manners or values.  Makes me so humbled my parents loved me enough to be parents first and friends in later years.


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Post by: Sister on May 05, 2012, 07:54:14 PM
Klaas, thank you for your input.  Being religious is not important, being spiritual is and I believe you are -- your kindness and compassion shine forth so often.
Bless you for your words to help bind up my wound.
::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on May 05, 2012, 07:58:25 PM

I am glad you called it off.  They were disrespecting you, their wedding vows and God in the process.  I don't want to say any more right now, what they were doing to you makes me angry.  How could they think so much of themselves and so little of you and the ceremony during which they were going to commit themselves to each other?

 ::MonkeyNoNo::

Bearly, I know you felt my pain.  As I have reflected on it, what keeps coming to my mind is God is not to be mocked and they were making a mockery of Him and me, His humble servant.  I wish them the best but there is no way I can see this marriage lasting.  They will soon learn the universe does not revolve around them. 


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Post by: Sister on May 05, 2012, 08:00:53 PM
 ::piggy::
Now, to change the subject, I sold $87 of Connie's costume jewelry today at our bazaar.  She will be thrilled.  I can hear her turning the pages of her catologes even as I type.  This money was earmarked for her "fun" money and not some darn old bill.
 ::piggy::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on May 05, 2012, 08:00:55 PM
Hi Monkeys... puter hasn't been plugged in and about to go down. Prayers for all of you, I really miss you all,

 ::MonkeyEek:: ::MonkeyShocked:: ::MonkeyShocked:: Please if you don't mind, pray for my sister (not reallly her but her dumbazz husband) he had the intervention, went back to the facility, then decided he wanted an icecream bar.  ::MonkeyShocked:: He decided to drive the truck another 60 miles. My sister isn't worried about it, ,but she is afraid the baby will find out.

Miss all off you dearly and am going to plug the puter in now.

Hugs, loves and kisses.

JSM and Patton (my new LAP DOG)  ::MonkeyShocked::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on May 05, 2012, 08:04:12 PM
Hi Monkeys... puter hasn't been plugged in and about to go down. Prayers for all of you, I really miss you all,

 ::MonkeyEek:: ::MonkeyShocked:: ::MonkeyShocked:: Please if you don't mind, pray for my sister (not reallly her but her dumbazz husband) he had the intervention, went back to the facility, then decided he wanted an icecream bar.  ::MonkeyShocked:: He decided to drive the truck another 60 miles. My sister isn't worried about it, ,but she is afraid the baby will find out.

Miss all off you dearly and am going to plug the puter in now.

Hugs, loves and kisses.

JSM and Patton (my new LAP DOG)  ::MonkeyShocked::
Oh hi JSM, did you beat you know who at golf today?
How was skating this morning?
A lap dog?? ha ha -- he's big enough for a couple of laps, that precious pooch.
Now Ruby, she looks like she could nestle real good in a lap, but Patton much have his paw falling off your lap.  ha ha


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on May 05, 2012, 08:05:35 PM
Cookie, where are you?  How is Molly Mocha making out now?
She is so beautiful but I bet she has grown a lot since the last pictures (hint! hint!).
 ::HelloKitty::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: cookie on May 05, 2012, 08:39:00 PM
Cookie, where are you?  How is Molly Mocha making out now?
She is so beautiful but I bet she has grown a lot since the last pictures (hint! hint!).
 ::HelloKitty::
Hi honey!  Molly is doing better..still very active but that is gonna be her personality. I have her in doggie day care a few days a week started last week. She went one day and was so mellow when she got home. Hubs said to take her a couple of days a week..will help her to learn to be with other dogs and all that...she loved it...me too!

Hoping everyone is doing good. Reading the posts to catch up...
Busy busy busy lives huh?


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: cookie on May 05, 2012, 08:39:56 PM
Good luck CC on the job ...sounds promising.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on May 05, 2012, 11:40:38 PM

I am glad you called it off.  They were disrespecting you, their wedding vows and God in the process.  I don't want to say any more right now, what they were doing to you makes me angry.  How could they think so much of themselves and so little of you and the ceremony during which they were going to commit themselves to each other?

 ::MonkeyNoNo::

Bearly, I know you felt my pain.  As I have reflected on it, what keeps coming to my mind is God is not to be mocked and they were making a mockery of Him and me, His humble servant.  I wish them the best but there is no way I can see this marriage lasting.  They will soon learn the universe does not revolve around them. 

How did you know I could feel it?  That's why I couldn't say any more.  I don't like people disrespecting those I care about, especially those who go out of their way to help those in need.  It takes a lot to give of yourself.  There is a point where you give of yourself and get something back from it in the process.  Then there comes a point where you are giving too much of yourself in the process, and then you are not you any more, and that's where that was heading.  You don't want to lose yourself in the process of giving to others, especially when doing so cuts into your belief system.  I think you would have felt badly about the whole thing if you had gone through with the ceremony because you were giving them something that was not yours to give.  I hope that makes sense, I am having a difficult time trying to find the right words. 

I don't want anyone to cheapen you in the process, you come at a 'price' and that price is not money, but ritual, commitment, example, teaching, preparation, and being a part of a ceremony that carries love and an act of committing two people to a life with each other.  They had other priorities, they are not yet committed to each other, hopefully one day it will happen.

 :smt052



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on May 06, 2012, 12:00:59 AM
Bearly,
 :smt060
 :smt015
Happy night dreams everyone!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on May 06, 2012, 12:08:40 AM
::piggy::
Now, to change the subject, I sold $87 of Connie's costume jewelry today at our bazaar.  She will be thrilled.  I can hear her turning the pages of her catologes even as I type.  This money was earmarked for her "fun" money and not some darn old bill.
 ::piggy::

How fun!  I hope you had a good time selling it.  Did you take any pictures to show us?  I would love to come and visit one day.  I would love to meet all the people and see all the places that have come alive for me through your writing.  God bless you for doing that for her.

Today I had a wedding shower to go to.  I went to high school with her mother and we have been friends since.  I am the Godmother of the Sister of the 'girl' who is getting married.  I remember being in her Mom's wedding and planning the shower.  Where did the time go?  The last 18 years since my Son was born has been a blur.  The girls did an excellent job.  It was wonderful to be a part of a day where family is so important to each other and so very close to me too, close enough that her girls call me Aunt.  My friend has 3 girls and they all worked very hard along with her friends and his 2 nieces.  I can't wait for the wedding.  I hope it lasts forever, they are such a lovely and fun couple.

Last night, my Son and I, along with another friend since high school and her husband (I was in their wedding, too), went to see a friend I have known since high school and his wife in a play.  I was thinking of you, CC, it is a play about a group of people watching a Chicago Cubs game.  It is set in Wrigley Field and called "Bleacher Bums."  We had such a nice time.  I was given 4 complimentary tickets.  I haven't known his wife long, they have not been married that long, but we have become fast friends.  I enjoy her company. 

We are both passionate about our beliefs, even though we do not believe the same things.  I told her that I hoped we could be friends even though we see things differently.  She says I don't require my friends to believe the same things I do, my only requirement is that they put up with me.  Since my son loves plays, they know him, too.  He enjoys knowing them and has a respect for their craft.  He always has something to say when they are done.  My son told Bob, he was neutral.  When I asked what that meant, he said he can portray both good guys and bad guys well, he is convincing no matter what he does.  My friend said that is about the best compliment an actor can receive--to be neutral.  My friend who sat next to him (She works in the attendance office at my Son's school) was saying how attentive he was and how he was concentrating so hard to understand what was going on in the play.  I am glad I started him very young in the theater, it is a wonderful way to have things come up which we can discuss, then it is abstract and a great starting point for conversations that don't include either him or his friends directly.  This time, our talk was about gambling.  He said he does not understand how people can bet on a baseball game.  I asked him what he meant.  He said, by the time you pay for the tickets, parking, and food, there is no money left to bet with.

 ::Baseball::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on May 06, 2012, 12:12:21 AM
Sister,

Hope you have a peaceful night &  your Sunday goes well.  Please don't worry about the couple that wanted you to marry them. Life is to short to worry about the small things. You have your mom, Connie a George to worry about.  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Brandi on May 06, 2012, 03:19:40 PM
(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/Image84.png)

My favorite (so far) picture of last night's "Super Moon." This one is in Phoenix. It was cloudy and rainy here last night, so we did not get the opportunity to see it.

4 Donks and CC, thanks for thinking of my son. He is doing much better. No pain attacks for a few weeks! So I am really convinced it was a kidney stone that the hospital missed diagnosing. Now, to worry about the ER bill, which we have not yet even received! Will have to call them and ask about it. Don't want it to go to collections when we have never even received it.

It's always something, huh?

Hope everyone is having a great Sunday. Weather here is quite nice.

Oh, JSM: I left you a post in my thread a few days ago.

Trimm, so glad to have you back. Just wish you could type more ;-) But is great to have you back!

Big hellos to Green Eyes, Sister, cookie, TBM, Babs, Bearly and Can as well. (And to all the monkeys regularly posting here.)


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: BabsKats on May 06, 2012, 04:03:11 PM
(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/Image84.png)

My favorite (so far) picture of last night's "Super Moon." This one is in Phoenix. It was cloudy and rainy here last night, so we did not get the opportunity to see it.

4 Donks and CC, thanks for thinking of my son. He is doing much better. No pain attacks for a few weeks! So I am really convinced it was a kidney stone that the hospital missed diagnosing. Now, to worry about the ER bill, which we have not yet even received! Will have to call them and ask about it. Don't want it to go to collections when we have never even received it.

It's always something, huh?

Hope everyone is having a great Sunday. Weather here is quite nice.

Oh, JSM: I left you a post in my thread a few days ago.

Trimm, so glad to have you back. Just wish you could type more ;-) But is great to have you back!

Big hellos to Green Eyes, Sister, cookie, TBM, Babs, Bearly and Can as well. (And to all the monkeys regularly posting here.)
Hi Brandi, we had the same problem here in seeing the moon.  GE and I were on the phone and we each walked out to take a look....nothing but a small grey blur among the clouds, dang it.

Again want to thankyou for my kitties avi, so enjoy each time I come onto SM seeing their darling faces.  We had Sunny neutered a couple of weeks ago and he's still mad at me.  Guess will be awhile till I see the "hello mommy, silly smiles" from him but he is too precious to let him turn into an ol tomcat!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Brandi on May 06, 2012, 06:08:47 PM
Hi Brandi, we had the same problem here in seeing the moon.  GE and I were on the phone and we each walked out to take a look....nothing but a small grey blur among the clouds, dang it.

Again want to thankyou for my kitties avi, so enjoy each time I come onto SM seeing their darling faces.  We had Sunny neutered a couple of weeks ago and he's still mad at me.  Guess will be awhile till I see the "hello mommy, silly smiles" from him but he is too precious to let him turn into an ol tomcat!

Hey Babs!

So nice of you to mention your avatar. I really enjoy designing them. It makes me happy that yours gives you pleasure!

I laughed about Sonny shunning you, you got to admit, it's amusing. ;-)

Speaking of pets, I just took some pictures of Brandi today while husband was weed-wacking. You can see the cord to the weed wacker in some of the pictures.

Brandi is having some health issues, has lost quite a bit of weight, and in spite of getting regular FrontLine flea applications, has become host to some fleas. Vet says she is super sensitive to them. She has been licking and scratching so much, she has made some bald spots. Poor baby. We are doing all we can for her, though. She has also developed some lumps, the vet thinks are probably just fatty tissue. I sure hope that is the case. But she is so spry and happy and acts like a pup still!

If you click on the picture below, you can see several pictures I took of her today. We love her so much!

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Brandi.png) (http://brandibb.home.comcast.net/~brandibb/Brandi.htm)


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on May 06, 2012, 07:20:48 PM
Brandi your Brandi is beautiful.  She looks so loving. Sure hope the lumps are fatty tissue. 

I was so disappointed when Babs and walked outside and all you could see was a grey blur. I liked the picture from Arizona best to out of the ones they had on line.

So glad you son is better. That's great news.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Brandi on May 06, 2012, 07:31:32 PM
Brandi your Brandi is beautiful.  She looks so loving. Sure hope the lumps are fatty tissue. 

I was so disappointed when Babs and walked outside and all you could see was a grey blur. I liked the picture from Arizona best to out of the ones they had on line.

So glad you son is better. That's great news.

Thanks, Green Eyes. She is very loving and as I tell her, she is such "a nice person." I just wish dogs would not get old. 13 is getting up there.

We knew beforehand that our weather forecast was for cloudy skies, so we would not be able to see the Super moon. But I, like you, would have loved to have seen it!



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: theboyzmom on May 06, 2012, 08:10:44 PM
Hello all monkeys! Been off the system for the last couple of days as my hubs and I went to chicago for the NRA food show and to visit the big son. It is the first time hubs and I have been away alone in about 7 years so it was wonderful.

Sister - I support your decision - if you want to get married in a religious cerimony you play by the rules - I have a suspision that the marraige may not last - they sound very selfish!

Brandi - hope the lumps are nothing serious!

CC - good luck!

Anyone I forgot - sorry - I am catching up with my reading and very tired! 

Here is the story of the day - My truck (which I got a new transmission in about 3 weeks ago has been in twice for leaks since then. I tested it on the highway at the beginning of the week before we left and saw no leaks. Heading down the express way about 1/3 of the way to Chicago the dang thing started smoking again from the LEAKING TRANSMISSION FLUID dripping on the exhaust. I was too far with too much stuff in the back to turn around. I called the dealership that put the tranny in and told them what was happening and I was driving it. I also told them that if we did not make it to and from Chicago they would be picking me and the truck up and dropping off a new one or else. Luckily we made it. Only a mechanic can check the fluid since it is a closed system. I am so PIZZED. Pity the person that has to deal with me when I show up at the dealer tomorrow. After walking around McCormick center for 10 hours yesterday I am exhausted and that is not a good time to deal with me. I kinda turn into a beoch!!! LOL  ::MonkeyDevil::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: mymonkey on May 06, 2012, 09:26:25 PM
Hi Brandi.  and everyone else also..I keep up with all you just do not post much..(busy at work)


Brandi,

Your girl is beautiful  ::dogwag:: and the same age as my guy.

My daughter works for a vet and she said fleas this year are horrible already and she also said that frontline has just lost its power..lots of dogs seem to be immune to it as well as the fleas.
The product that she said is the new miracle treatment is Trifexis..and it is heart-worm and flea combined.
eb Search Results 1 - 6 of about 164000

    Protect Your Dog from Parasites with Trifexis ® (spinosad ...

    Trifexis® (spinosad + milbemycin oxime) is a monthly, chewable tablet for dogs that kills fleas, prevents heartworm disease, and treats and controls adult hookworm ...

We do love our babies ::dogwag::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: cookie on May 06, 2012, 09:31:27 PM
Brandi...Brandi is just beautiful!  I bet she has fatty tissue. Our dog has those...another old age thing I guess..glad that your son is feeling better...

Hi everyone! Hope that your day went well!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Brandi on May 06, 2012, 09:35:18 PM
Hi Brandi.  and everyone else also..I keep up with all you just do not post much..(busy at work)


Brandi,

Your girl is beautiful  ::dogwag:: and the same age as my guy.

My daughter works for a vet and she said fleas this year are horrible already and she also said that frontline has just lost its power..lots of dogs seem to be immune to it as well as the fleas.
The product that she said is the new miracle treatment is Trifexis..and it is heart-worm and flea combined.
eb Search Results 1 - 6 of about 164000

    Protect Your Dog from Parasites with Trifexis ® (spinosad ...

    Trifexis® (spinosad + milbemycin oxime) is a monthly, chewable tablet for dogs that kills fleas, prevents heartworm disease, and treats and controls adult hookworm ...

We do love our babies ::dogwag::


Hi mymonkey! I see you logged in here often enough to know you are still around ;-)

Never thought about FrontLine losing effectiveness, but I believe it to be quite possible. My vet did suggest using Trifexis along with the FrontLine. I just don't not like the idea of Brandi taking a pill of poison, if you know what I mean. I prefer the topical solutions. Recently, I have seen commercials on TV for Trifexis. I guess I should do some more research on it and make a decision soon for Brandi.

Because of the early spring weather, and mild winter, I have heard they are calling for a bad flea season, along with mosquitos and other critters.

Yes, we do love our dogs!

And thanks for passing on the info about Trifexis. I'll have to really give it some consideration.

 ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on May 06, 2012, 11:48:53 PM
Hi Brandi, we had the same problem here in seeing the moon.  GE and I were on the phone and we each walked out to take a look....nothing but a small grey blur among the clouds, dang it.

Again want to thankyou for my kitties avi, so enjoy each time I come onto SM seeing their darling faces.  We had Sunny neutered a couple of weeks ago and he's still mad at me.  Guess will be awhile till I see the "hello mommy, silly smiles" from him but he is too precious to let him turn into an ol tomcat!

Hey Babs!

So nice of you to mention your avatar. I really enjoy designing them. It makes me happy that yours gives you pleasure!

I laughed about Sonny shunning you, you got to admit, it's amusing. ;-)

Speaking of pets, I just took some pictures of Brandi today while husband was weed-wacking. You can see the cord to the weed wacker in some of the pictures.

Brandi is having some health issues, has lost quite a bit of weight, and in spite of getting regular FrontLine flea applications, has become host to some fleas. Vet says she is super sensitive to them. She has been licking and scratching so much, she has made some bald spots. Poor baby. We are doing all we can for her, though. She has also developed some lumps, the vet thinks are probably just fatty tissue. I sure hope that is the case. But she is so spry and happy and acts like a pup still!

If you click on the picture below, you can see several pictures I took of her today. We love her so much!

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Brandi.png) (http://brandibb.home.comcast.net/~brandibb/Brandi.htm)

She is adorable, Brandi!  Glad your son is feeling better.  I have continued prayers for you both.

 ::dogwag::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on May 06, 2012, 11:55:01 PM
Hello all monkeys! Been off the system for the last couple of days as my hubs and I went to chicago for the NRA food show and to visit the big son. It is the first time hubs and I have been away alone in about 7 years so it was wonderful.

Sister - I support your decision - if you want to get married in a religious cerimony you play by the rules - I have a suspision that the marraige may not last - they sound very selfish!

Brandi - hope the lumps are nothing serious!

CC - good luck!

Anyone I forgot - sorry - I am catching up with my reading and very tired! 

Here is the story of the day - My truck (which I got a new transmission in about 3 weeks ago has been in twice for leaks since then. I tested it on the highway at the beginning of the week before we left and saw no leaks. Heading down the express way about 1/3 of the way to Chicago the dang thing started smoking again from the LEAKING TRANSMISSION FLUID dripping on the exhaust. I was too far with too much stuff in the back to turn around. I called the dealership that put the tranny in and told them what was happening and I was driving it. I also told them that if we did not make it to and from Chicago they would be picking me and the truck up and dropping off a new one or else. Luckily we made it. Only a mechanic can check the fluid since it is a closed system. I am so PIZZED. Pity the person that has to deal with me when I show up at the dealer tomorrow. After walking around McCormick center for 10 hours yesterday I am exhausted and that is not a good time to deal with me. I kinda turn into a beoch!!! LOL  ::MonkeyDevil::

That's terrible, TBM, nothing gets fixed right anymore and I am not sure what is causing this.  It seems if you have a job, you are darn lucky and you would want to keep it.

 ::MonkeyNoNo::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Brandi on May 07, 2012, 12:53:49 AM

She is adorable, Brandi!  Glad your son is feeling better.  I have continued prayers for you both.

 ::dogwag::



Thank you, Bearly.

 ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Brandi on May 07, 2012, 01:17:05 AM
Hi Brandi.  and everyone else also..I keep up with all you just do not post much..(busy at work)


Brandi,

Your girl is beautiful  ::dogwag:: and the same age as my guy.

My daughter works for a vet and she said fleas this year are horrible already and she also said that frontline has just lost its power..lots of dogs seem to be immune to it as well as the fleas.
The product that she said is the new miracle treatment is Trifexis..and it is heart-worm and flea combined.
eb Search Results 1 - 6 of about 164000

    Protect Your Dog from Parasites with Trifexis ® (spinosad ...

    Trifexis® (spinosad + milbemycin oxime) is a monthly, chewable tablet for dogs that kills fleas, prevents heartworm disease, and treats and controls adult hookworm ...

We do love our babies ::dogwag::


Hi mymonkey! I see you logged in here often enough to know you are still around ;-)

Never thought about FrontLine losing effectiveness, but I believe it to be quite possible. My vet did suggest using Trifexis along with the FrontLine. I just don't not like the idea of Brandi taking a pill of poison, if you know what I mean. I prefer the topical solutions. Recently, I have seen commercials on TV for Trifexis. I guess I should do some more research on it and make a decision soon for Brandi.

Because of the early spring weather, and mild winter, I have heard they are calling for a bad flea season, along with mosquitos and other critters.

Yes, we do love our dogs!

And thanks for passing on the info about Trifexis. I'll have to really give it some consideration.

 ::MonkeyAngel::


Correction: The vet recommended Comfortis. It's just the flea pill from the makers of Trifexis. Reading reviews now, and realized that when I cam across Comfortis. But I am also reading that FrontLine has lost effectiveness for a LOT of people!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: KittyMom on May 07, 2012, 01:45:04 AM
I read something on the internet a while back and decided to try it to see if it works.  I've done this for 3 months now and I've not seen a flea in all that time.

I bought several containers of salt.  Ordinary table salt.  Bought them at the discount store for 50c each.  I sprinkle the salt around on the floors and bedding of my cats and dog.  I read that the salt acts as a drying agent just like with slugs.  The fleas can't survive.  I usually leave it on my floors for 30 mins to an hour and then vacuum up.  I've done it once a week for 3 months and not seen a flea again.  I've even put it on my deck and around in the yard where the animals like to sun.  I was scared it would kill the grass but so far its been fine.

Just thought I'd share. 


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on May 07, 2012, 02:07:06 AM
I read something on the internet a while back and decided to try it to see if it works.  I've done this for 3 months now and I've not seen a flea in all that time.

I bought several containers of salt.  Ordinary table salt.  Bought them at the discount store for 50c each.  I sprinkle the salt around on the floors and bedding of my cats and dog.  I read that the salt acts as a drying agent just like with slugs.  The fleas can't survive.  I usually leave it on my floors for 30 mins to an hour and then vacuum up.  I've done it once a week for 3 months and not seen a flea again.  I've even put it on my deck and around in the yard where the animals like to sun.  I was scared it would kill the grass but so far its been fine.

Just thought I'd share. 


Thanks for sharing that KittyMom. Will have to give it a try. It makes sense.  Just have to figure out where to put it. As the kitty's sleep just about any where to want.  ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on May 07, 2012, 06:24:01 AM
(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/WEATHER/furby-halo2-1.gif)
Good morning everyone!
Thought I would sleep in this morning, but alas, not so.  Usually have no problem sleeping in on my day off, but I'm excited because my friend Dennis is coming later this morning to help with a few things where 4 hands are better than 2.
Bearly and all, thank you for caring about me so much and for your wonderful input about the wedding ceremony.  It assuredly helped me put things in the right perspective (and Bearly your words were perfect).  Bearly, how did the wedding shower go?  Lots of fun?
Brandi, I loved the picture of the super moon.  I watched it Friday night, but like you, couldn't see it Saturday night.  Love your Brandi -- makes me want to put my head in her neck and nestle.  Could tell she has lost weight from earlier photo, but many dogs do that with age.  Yes, 13 is getting old, but she looks so healthy and hopefully she will have many more years to be spoiled by you and the family.
TBM, wishing you good luck this morning with your truck.  Just remember, 4Donks would probably come and be your back up if needed, shot gun and all.  lol  When I first read your post about going to Chicago I thought it was the National Rifle Association and I thought why are they having a food show.  Duh on me!  So glad you and the hubs got some time away and I'm sure enjoyed your visit with your son.
MyMonkey, good to see you!
Hope everyone has a blessed week and don't forget randsom acts of kindness.  I love it when someone holds a door for me!


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Post by: Sister on May 07, 2012, 06:25:29 AM
Yipes, Green Eyes and KittyMom, forgot to say hello.  Hello!
(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/WEATHER/furby-halo2-1.gif)


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Post by: cadillac on May 07, 2012, 09:16:25 AM
Good Morning sweet monkeys!

Lurking around and wanted to say my vet just changed the mutts over to Trifexis as well.  I don't have a flea problem, but was using the Sentinel for heartworm.  Apparently Sentinel shut down one of their manufacuring/distribution plants (not sure which) and it has become "on back order".  They suggested the Trifexis as my substitute and said it would work better for fleas also.  I gave Chubbie and the Criminal this month's pill, and they seemed to tolerate it well.

You never know about the Criminal - she can't do topicals.  She wigs out, so we had to stop Frontline.



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Post by: joesamas mama on May 07, 2012, 09:36:53 AM
Morning Monkeys....

Sister, glad your friend Dennis is coming, prayers for George and YES you did the right thing about the wedding. Glad Connie got money for her jewelry.

TBM, hope you had a safe trip from Chicago.

Brandi, your Brandi is beautiful. Josef had fatty lumps (lipomas) when he was younger nothing to worry about. He was very allergic to flea bites so we had him on Advantage and another flea prevention pill (can't remember the name). It was expensive to have two meds, but it was worth him not chewing all is fur off. I will go to your thread in a bit. Glad to hear your son is better. As for the ER charge, call them and ask for a payment plan. They should let you pay it out without it going to collections.

Bearly, sweetie!! I love the story about your son and the play. I pray for your mom and dad and you.  ::MonkeyKiss:: Glad he got the chair and hope she gets a wheelchair.

Can...  ::MonkeyKiss:: To you and Steven Harper.

Caddy.... been praying for you and the family.

KittyMom and MyMonkey!!  ::HelloKitty::

GE, Babs, Cookie..... luv ya.

Sorry I have been away, work has been hectic, then I have sweet CC cooking for me in the evenings making eat all the time. He is a good cook. Plus golf and skating on the weekends has been taking a bit of my time.

BUT now I am back!!!! Love, Hugs and Prayers for you all!!!


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Post by: cadillac on May 07, 2012, 07:31:03 PM
Is John Edwards a t.u.r.d or what?

He should be serving the max.


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Post by: Sister on May 07, 2012, 07:58:47 PM
Is John Edwards a t.u.r.d or what?

He should be serving the max.
Whatever is worse than a t.u.r.d. is what he is.
Good to see you.

Had a full day of repairs, yard work, etc. and I am headed for a nice shower.  Dennis is a hard task-master. 
 ::MonkeyJnBox::


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Post by: Sister on May 08, 2012, 08:14:56 AM
Good morning~
 ::HelloKitty::
Going to get Connie today and hopefully she can work on shredding some papers and her own budget.  Trying to get her to stay 2 nights instead of just 1 as she has no therapy this week.
Don't think I told you what she wants to use her jewelry money for . . . getting her new shoes.  In order to have a shoe on her right foot instead of a boot (like for a broken or strained leg), we have to order 2 sizes, which translates to double the price for one pair of shoes.  We ordered 2 pairs of shoes (really 4) and she wants to use the money for that.  Bless her heart.  They are expensive to begin with because of the quality needed.  Anyway, God will proivide.
If any monkeys can help me, I have looked on-line to try and get a handle on what it would cost for a car equipped with hand controls.  Found plenty of sites for vans for wheel chair assessibility, but Connie doesn't need a wheel chair or the equipment.  If anyone finds a site, please let me know.  The only one I found was Ride-Away.  Would be delighted to find something used.
Hope everyone has a delightful day.  Acts of kindness speak louder than words.


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Post by: cookie on May 08, 2012, 09:06:15 AM
Morning everyone..


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on May 08, 2012, 11:07:04 AM
Is John Edwards a t.u.r.d or what?

He should be serving the max.
Yes Caddy!! He is more than a turd.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on May 08, 2012, 11:07:52 AM
Is John Edwards a t.u.r.d or what?

He should be serving the max.
Whatever is worse than a t.u.r.d. is what he is.
Good to see you.

Had a full day of repairs, yard work, etc. and I am headed for a nice shower.  Dennis is a hard task-master. 
 ::MonkeyJnBox::
Glad you got things done, and Dennis is there to help.


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Post by: joesamas mama on May 08, 2012, 11:12:15 AM
Good morning~
 ::HelloKitty::
Going to get Connie today and hopefully she can work on shredding some papers and her own budget.  Trying to get her to stay 2 nights instead of just 1 as she has no therapy this week.
Don't think I told you what she wants to use her jewelry money for . . . getting her new shoes.  In order to have a shoe on her right foot instead of a boot (like for a broken or strained leg), we have to order 2 sizes, which translates to double the price for one pair of shoes.  We ordered 2 pairs of shoes (really 4) and she wants to use the money for that.  Bless her heart.  They are expensive to begin with because of the quality needed.  Anyway, God will proivide.
If any monkeys can help me, I have looked on-line to try and get a handle on what it would cost for a car equipped with hand controls.  Found plenty of sites for vans for wheel chair assessibility, but Connie doesn't need a wheel chair or the equipment.  If anyone finds a site, please let me know.  The only one I found was Ride-Away.  Would be delighted to find something used.
Hope everyone has a delightful day.  Acts of kindness speak louder than words.
Sister, I'm not sure what kind of shes connie needs, but my mom has to order two different sized shoes due to polio. Nordstroms is the only store that has a policy of selling one pair of shoes in different sizes. Just thought that might help.  ::MonkeyAngel::

Also, I wish I could help with the car situation. Prayers you can find something that will work.


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Post by: joesamas mama on May 08, 2012, 11:13:27 AM
Morning everyone..
Morning Cookie.  ::HelloKitty::


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Post by: joesamas mama on May 08, 2012, 11:15:49 AM
Morning Monkeys.

My soon to be EX BIL that is in jail for stealing the ice cream truck. He had a seizure, they took him to the hospital, sent him back to jail. Two hours later, he had a full blown seizure and is in ICU. I really don't like this guy for what he is putting my sister through, but he is the father of my nephew. I would really would appreciate any prayers you can give him.

TIA JSM  ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: Brandi on May 08, 2012, 01:57:44 PM
Hi JSM (and everyone else!)

Just wanted to let you know I added a few more avatar designs for Patton, including Patton golfing.

He has a great swing!

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/MonkeyGuys/thmonkey-cart-reversed.gif)


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Post by: 4 Donks on May 08, 2012, 02:42:24 PM
(http://i863.photobucket.com/albums/ab197/4donks/dogs/beela004.jpg)

Just took a picture of Beela. I am waiting for Travis to come help me lift her into the car. This weekend she really started having difficulty with walking and getting up. She had to be given hefty doses of pain meds and this is no way to live. Pray for us as I have the appointment for her to be put to sleep at 3:30.


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Post by: joesamas mama on May 08, 2012, 02:43:25 PM
Hi JSM (and everyone else!)

Just wanted to let you know I added a few more avatar designs for Patton, including Patton golfing.

He has a great swing!

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/MonkeyGuys/thmonkey-cart-reversed.gif)
  ::MonkeySlide:: Thank you Brandi,  ::MonkeyBike:: off to change clothes.


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Post by: theboyzmom on May 08, 2012, 02:44:30 PM
(http://i863.photobucket.com/albums/ab197/4donks/dogs/beela004.jpg)

Just took a picture of Beela. I am waiting for Travis to come help me lift her into the car. This weekend she really started having difficulty with walking and getting up. She had to be given hefty doses of pain meds and this is no way to live. Pray for us as I have the appointment for her to be put to sleep at 3:30.

I am so sorry 4D - prayers to you and know you are doing the right thing by her and she knows it!  ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: joesamas mama on May 08, 2012, 02:44:47 PM
(http://i863.photobucket.com/albums/ab197/4donks/dogs/beela004.jpg)

Just took a picture of Beela. I am waiting for Travis to come help me lift her into the car. This weekend she really started having difficulty with walking and getting up. She had to be given hefty doses of pain meds and this is no way to live. Pray for us as I have the appointment for her to be put to sleep at 3:30.
::MonkeyTears:: I am so sorry 4 Donks, my heart is breaking for you. My prayers are with you.  ::MonkeyAngel:: God Bless Beela, she will be free of pain and lived a great life with a wonderful fur mommy.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: theboyzmom on May 08, 2012, 02:45:56 PM
Good morning~
 ::HelloKitty::
Going to get Connie today and hopefully she can work on shredding some papers and her own budget.  Trying to get her to stay 2 nights instead of just 1 as she has no therapy this week.
Don't think I told you what she wants to use her jewelry money for . . . getting her new shoes.  In order to have a shoe on her right foot instead of a boot (like for a broken or strained leg), we have to order 2 sizes, which translates to double the price for one pair of shoes.  We ordered 2 pairs of shoes (really 4) and she wants to use the money for that.  Bless her heart.  They are expensive to begin with because of the quality needed.  Anyway, God will proivide.
If any monkeys can help me, I have looked on-line to try and get a handle on what it would cost for a car equipped with hand controls.  Found plenty of sites for vans for wheel chair assessibility, but Connie doesn't need a wheel chair or the equipment.  If anyone finds a site, please let me know.  The only one I found was Ride-Away.  Would be delighted to find something used.
Hope everyone has a delightful day.  Acts of kindness speak louder than words.

http://www.mobilityworks.com/hand-controls-electronic-driving-systems.php

this is a link to the company my ex's dad used when he lost his leg. They seemed to be really good - but I do not recall the cost.


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Post by: Brandi on May 08, 2012, 04:07:54 PM
(http://i863.photobucket.com/albums/ab197/4donks/dogs/beela004.jpg)

Just took a picture of Beela. I am waiting for Travis to come help me lift her into the car. This weekend she really started having difficulty with walking and getting up. She had to be given hefty doses of pain meds and this is no way to live. Pray for us as I have the appointment for her to be put to sleep at 3:30.

So sorry to hear this, 4 Donks.

You are a strong woman to do this for her.

Bless you both.


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Post by: Bearlyhere on May 08, 2012, 04:13:12 PM
(http://i863.photobucket.com/albums/ab197/4donks/dogs/beela004.jpg)

Just took a picture of Beela. I am waiting for Travis to come help me lift her into the car. This weekend she really started having difficulty with walking and getting up. She had to be given hefty doses of pain meds and this is no way to live. Pray for us as I have the appointment for her to be put to sleep at 3:30.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

 ::MonkeyTears::


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Post by: cadillac on May 08, 2012, 04:34:56 PM
Prayers for you 4Donks.  Beela was a lucky dog to have had you take care of her.


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Post by: MuffyBee on May 08, 2012, 05:33:33 PM
(http://i863.photobucket.com/albums/ab197/4donks/dogs/beela004.jpg)

Just took a picture of Beela. I am waiting for Travis to come help me lift her into the car. This weekend she really started having difficulty with walking and getting up. She had to be given hefty doses of pain meds and this is no way to live. Pray for us as I have the appointment for her to be put to sleep at 3:30.

I'm so sorry 4 Donks.   ::MonkeyTears::  Bless Beela.   ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: Brandi on May 08, 2012, 06:59:23 PM

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Beela.png)



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Post by: Green Eyes on May 08, 2012, 07:30:47 PM
(http://i863.photobucket.com/albums/ab197/4donks/dogs/beela004.jpg)

Just took a picture of Beela. I am waiting for Travis to come help me lift her into the car. This weekend she really started having difficulty with walking and getting up. She had to be given hefty doses of pain meds and this is no way to live. Pray for us as I have the appointment for her to be put to sleep at 3:30.

I am so sorry 4Donks. Prayers for you both. You are right that is no life for her. It's still a hard decision to make. Bless you both. ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: Green Eyes on May 08, 2012, 07:32:10 PM

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Beela.png)



Brandi how beautiful. ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on May 08, 2012, 07:35:04 PM
Morning Monkeys.

My soon to be EX BIL that is in jail for stealing the ice cream truck. He had a seizure, they took him to the hospital, sent him back to jail. Two hours later, he had a full blown seizure and is in ICU. I really don't like this guy for what he is putting my sister through, but he is the father of my nephew. I would really would appreciate any prayers you can give him.

TIA JSM  ::MonkeyAngel::

JSM  so sorry to hear about your soon to be ex BIL. Prayers he makes it thru without any bad after effects.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on May 08, 2012, 07:39:08 PM
Good morning~
 ::HelloKitty::
Going to get Connie today and hopefully she can work on shredding some papers and her own budget.  Trying to get her to stay 2 nights instead of just 1 as she has no therapy this week.
Don't think I told you what she wants to use her jewelry money for . . . getting her new shoes.  In order to have a shoe on her right foot instead of a boot (like for a broken or strained leg), we have to order 2 sizes, which translates to double the price for one pair of shoes.  We ordered 2 pairs of shoes (really 4) and she wants to use the money for that.  Bless her heart.  They are expensive to begin with because of the quality needed.  Anyway, God will proivide.
If any monkeys can help me, I have looked on-line to try and get a handle on what it would cost for a car equipped with hand controls.  Found plenty of sites for vans for wheel chair assessibility, but Connie doesn't need a wheel chair or the equipment.  If anyone finds a site, please let me know.  The only one I found was Ride-Away.  Would be delighted to find something used.
Hope everyone has a delightful day.  Acts of kindness speak louder than words.

Good Evening Sister. Wish I could offer some help. All I can do is pray you can find answers to your questions.  ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: Sister on May 08, 2012, 08:00:27 PM
(http://i863.photobucket.com/albums/ab197/4donks/dogs/beela004.jpg)

Just took a picture of Beela. I am waiting for Travis to come help me lift her into the car. This weekend she really started having difficulty with walking and getting up. She had to be given hefty doses of pain meds and this is no way to live. Pray for us as I have the appointment for her to be put to sleep at 3:30.
4 Donks, as soon as I read this I shut down the computer and went outside to pray to the day sky and our Lord above.  Knowing you made the right decision somehow does not lessen the depth of the pain.  I will continue to pray.


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Post by: cookie on May 08, 2012, 08:10:02 PM
4Donks..thinking of you and Beela...


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Post by: cookie on May 08, 2012, 08:11:01 PM

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Beela.png)




Love this Brandi...just love it...


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Post by: MuffyBee on May 08, 2012, 08:54:27 PM

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Beela.png)



 ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on May 09, 2012, 06:49:26 AM
Morning Monkeys.

My soon to be EX BIL that is in jail for stealing the ice cream truck. He had a seizure, they took him to the hospital, sent him back to jail. Two hours later, he had a full blown seizure and is in ICU. I really don't like this guy for what he is putting my sister through, but he is the father of my nephew. I would really would appreciate any prayers you can give him.

TIA JSM  ::MonkeyAngel::

JSM  so sorry to hear about your soon to be ex BIL. Prayers he makes it thru without any bad after effects.

So sorry for your nephew.  I hope everything turns out for the best.

 ::MonkeyAngel::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on May 09, 2012, 06:50:55 AM
Good morning~
 ::HelloKitty::
Going to get Connie today and hopefully she can work on shredding some papers and her own budget.  Trying to get her to stay 2 nights instead of just 1 as she has no therapy this week.
Don't think I told you what she wants to use her jewelry money for . . . getting her new shoes.  In order to have a shoe on her right foot instead of a boot (like for a broken or strained leg), we have to order 2 sizes, which translates to double the price for one pair of shoes.  We ordered 2 pairs of shoes (really 4) and she wants to use the money for that.  Bless her heart.  They are expensive to begin with because of the quality needed.  Anyway, God will proivide.
If any monkeys can help me, I have looked on-line to try and get a handle on what it would cost for a car equipped with hand controls.  Found plenty of sites for vans for wheel chair assessibility, but Connie doesn't need a wheel chair or the equipment.  If anyone finds a site, please let me know.  The only one I found was Ride-Away.  Would be delighted to find something used.
Hope everyone has a delightful day.  Acts of kindness speak louder than words.

Good Evening Sister. Wish I could offer some help. All I can do is pray you can find answers to your questions.  ::MonkeyAngel::

 ::MonkeyAngel::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on May 09, 2012, 08:15:36 AM
Good morning~
 ::HelloKitty::
Going to get Connie today and hopefully she can work on shredding some papers and her own budget.  Trying to get her to stay 2 nights instead of just 1 as she has no therapy this week.
Don't think I told you what she wants to use her jewelry money for . . . getting her new shoes.  In order to have a shoe on her right foot instead of a boot (like for a broken or strained leg), we have to order 2 sizes, which translates to double the price for one pair of shoes.  We ordered 2 pairs of shoes (really 4) and she wants to use the money for that.  Bless her heart.  They are expensive to begin with because of the quality needed.  Anyway, God will proivide.
If any monkeys can help me, I have looked on-line to try and get a handle on what it would cost for a car equipped with hand controls.  Found plenty of sites for vans for wheel chair assessibility, but Connie doesn't need a wheel chair or the equipment.  If anyone finds a site, please let me know.  The only one I found was Ride-Away.  Would be delighted to find something used.
Hope everyone has a delightful day.  Acts of kindness speak louder than words.

Good Evening Sister. Wish I could offer some help. All I can do is pray you can find answers to your questions.  ::MonkeyAngel::

 ::MonkeyAngel::

Good morning.
Yesterday ended up horribly as none of the shoes worked out.  They of course are re-ordering but Connie was devastated.  She sat right there crying so hard and mumbling in our own precious language.  Just to have shoes that match and fit her feet.  How much Lord I take for granted, for which I am humbly ashamed.  She was so upset she didn't come here as planned.  I need to figure out a fun day for her where there can be no disappoints but just lots of laughter and tears of joy.

4 Donks, prayers continue.

Blessings to everyone.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on May 09, 2012, 08:17:46 AM
Good morning~
 ::HelloKitty::
Going to get Connie today and hopefully she can work on shredding some papers and her own budget.  Trying to get her to stay 2 nights instead of just 1 as she has no therapy this week.
Don't think I told you what she wants to use her jewelry money for . . . getting her new shoes.  In order to have a shoe on her right foot instead of a boot (like for a broken or strained leg), we have to order 2 sizes, which translates to double the price for one pair of shoes.  We ordered 2 pairs of shoes (really 4) and she wants to use the money for that.  Bless her heart.  They are expensive to begin with because of the quality needed.  Anyway, God will proivide.
If any monkeys can help me, I have looked on-line to try and get a handle on what it would cost for a car equipped with hand controls.  Found plenty of sites for vans for wheel chair assessibility, but Connie doesn't need a wheel chair or the equipment.  If anyone finds a site, please let me know.  The only one I found was Ride-Away.  Would be delighted to find something used.
Hope everyone has a delightful day.  Acts of kindness speak louder than words.

http://www.mobilityworks.com/hand-controls-electronic-driving-systems.php

this is a link to the company my ex's dad used when he lost his leg. They seemed to be really good - but I do not recall the cost.
Yes, thank you.  I saw this but guess I will have to make a call as the only things on the web page were vans.  I appreciate you sharing the link.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on May 09, 2012, 08:52:29 AM

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/Beela.png)


That is just beautiful Brandi.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on May 09, 2012, 08:53:27 AM
Morning Monkeys.

My soon to be EX BIL that is in jail for stealing the ice cream truck. He had a seizure, they took him to the hospital, sent him back to jail. Two hours later, he had a full blown seizure and is in ICU. I really don't like this guy for what he is putting my sister through, but he is the father of my nephew. I would really would appreciate any prayers you can give him.

TIA JSM  ::MonkeyAngel::

JSM  so sorry to hear about your soon to be ex BIL. Prayers he makes it thru without any bad after effects.
Thank you GE. When he is not on drugs he is a good person. He is on the ventilator, not sure when they will take him off.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on May 09, 2012, 08:54:48 AM
Morning Monkeys.

My soon to be EX BIL that is in jail for stealing the ice cream truck. He had a seizure, they took him to the hospital, sent him back to jail. Two hours later, he had a full blown seizure and is in ICU. I really don't like this guy for what he is putting my sister through, but he is the father of my nephew. I would really would appreciate any prayers you can give him.

TIA JSM  ::MonkeyAngel::
 
JSM  so sorry to hear about your soon to be ex BIL. Prayers he makes it thru without any bad after effects.

So sorry for your nephew.  I hope everything turns out for the best.

 ::MonkeyAngel::



::MonkeyAngel:: Thank you sweetie. The nephew doesn't know his dad is in the hospital or went to jail. All he knows is that his dad is in Georgia getting help. So very sad.  ::MonkeyNoNo::

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Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on May 09, 2012, 08:56:35 AM
Good morning~
 ::HelloKitty::
Going to get Connie today and hopefully she can work on shredding some papers and her own budget.  Trying to get her to stay 2 nights instead of just 1 as she has no therapy this week.
Don't think I told you what she wants to use her jewelry money for . . . getting her new shoes.  In order to have a shoe on her right foot instead of a boot (like for a broken or strained leg), we have to order 2 sizes, which translates to double the price for one pair of shoes.  We ordered 2 pairs of shoes (really 4) and she wants to use the money for that.  Bless her heart.  They are expensive to begin with because of the quality needed.  Anyway, God will proivide.
If any monkeys can help me, I have looked on-line to try and get a handle on what it would cost for a car equipped with hand controls.  Found plenty of sites for vans for wheel chair assessibility, but Connie doesn't need a wheel chair or the equipment.  If anyone finds a site, please let me know.  The only one I found was Ride-Away.  Would be delighted to find something used.
Hope everyone has a delightful day.  Acts of kindness speak louder than words.

Good Evening Sister. Wish I could offer some help. All I can do is pray you can find answers to your questions.  ::MonkeyAngel::

 ::MonkeyAngel::

Good morning.
Yesterday ended up horribly as none of the shoes worked out.  They of course are re-ordering but Connie was devastated.  She sat right there crying so hard and mumbling in our own precious language.  Just to have shoes that match and fit her feet.  How much Lord I take for granted, for which I am humbly ashamed.  She was so upset she didn't come here as planned.  I need to figure out a fun day for her where there can be no disappoints but just lots of laughter and tears of joy.

4 Donks, prayers continue.

Blessings to everyone.
Sister that is so sad. I pray for you and Connie. I pray you can have a fun day with no disappointments, just jolly fun and laughter.  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on May 09, 2012, 08:57:25 AM
Morning Monkeys.

My soon to be EX BIL that is in jail for stealing the ice cream truck. He had a seizure, they took him to the hospital, sent him back to jail. Two hours later, he had a full blown seizure and is in ICU. I really don't like this guy for what he is putting my sister through, but he is the father of my nephew. I would really would appreciate any prayers you can give him.

TIA JSM  ::MonkeyAngel::
  ::MonkeyAngel:: Thank you sweetie. The nephew doesn't know his dad is in the hospital or went to jail. All he knows is that his dad is in Georgia getting help. So very sad.  ::MonkeyNoNo::

JSM  so sorry to hear about your soon to be ex BIL. Prayers he makes it thru without any bad after effects.

So sorry for your nephew.  I hope everything turns out for the best.

 ::MonkeyAngel::


Sorry Bearly, lack of coffee this morning. Sorry I got in your box.  ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on May 09, 2012, 09:07:27 AM
Morning Monkeys, hope you all have a wonderful day.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on May 09, 2012, 09:10:00 AM
Morning JSM and all the Monkeys ::HelloKitty::

Sister prayers you and Connie have a day full of Love Laughter and Joy. ::MonkeyAngel::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: can on May 09, 2012, 09:13:38 AM
Morning Monkeys, hope you all have a wonderful day.

Good morning!  - wishes for your day too!

Prayers that your nephew will be spared as much pain as possible and that his Dad can recover fully from all his health problems and become the "good" person and Dad that he is capable of.

 ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: can on May 09, 2012, 09:24:24 AM
Good morning Monkeys!

4 Donks -  ::crymonkey2::. . . thinking of you!   ::MonkeyAngel::

Sister - Prayers of courage for Connie who faces challenges each and every day.  Challenges in areas most of us take for granted.  Prayers that her new shoes will be ready soon and in that experience she will feel some joy!
Sister, prayers for you too!   ::MonkeyAngel:: xoxo


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: can on May 09, 2012, 09:28:55 AM
Bearly - dare I ask, have you received the lift yet?
You are in my thoughts girl and I root for you every day!   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: can on May 09, 2012, 09:30:37 AM
Morning JSM and all the Monkeys ::HelloKitty::

Sister prayers you and Connie have a day full of Love Laughter and Joy. ::MonkeyAngel::



Hi GE!  I second that!    ::MonkeyHeart::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: CasuallyCool on May 09, 2012, 09:31:03 AM
Prayers to all monkeys in need.   ::MonkeyAngel::

Cinnabons for everyone.  If there's not enought to go around blame JSM as some how she navigated her way around the trip wires last night and at one.

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/f9242600-1.jpg)


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Green Eyes on May 09, 2012, 09:56:46 AM
Prayers to all monkeys in need.   ::MonkeyAngel::

Cinnabons for everyone.  If there's not enought to go around blame JSM as some how she navigated her way around the trip wires last night and at one.

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/f9242600-1.jpg)


 ::MonkeyHaHa:: ::MonkeyHaHa::  ::MonkeyHaHa:: Lucky it was JSM.  I would have eaten 2. ::MonkeyHaHa:: ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on May 09, 2012, 09:58:10 AM
Morning JSM and all the Monkeys ::HelloKitty::

Sister prayers you and Connie have a day full of Love Laughter and Joy. ::MonkeyAngel::


Morning GE!!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on May 09, 2012, 09:59:12 AM
Morning Monkeys, hope you all have a wonderful day.

Good morning!  - wishes for your day too!

Prayers that your nephew will be spared as much pain as possible and that his Dad can recover fully from all his health problems and become the "good" person and Dad that he is capable of.

 ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel::
Thank you for the prayers Can. Poor kid loves his dad to bits. I really hope he can overcome his addiction and be the good dad he once was.

How's the weather up there?


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on May 09, 2012, 10:00:03 AM
Prayers to all monkeys in need.   ::MonkeyAngel::

Cinnabons for everyone.  If there's not enought to go around blame JSM as some how she navigated her way around the trip wires last night and at one.

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/f9242600-1.jpg)
  ::MonkeyTongue::  ::MonkeyTongue::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on May 09, 2012, 10:00:39 AM
Prayers to all monkeys in need.   ::MonkeyAngel::

Cinnabons for everyone.  If there's not enought to go around blame JSM as some how she navigated her way around the trip wires last night and at one.

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/CasuallyCool/f9242600-1.jpg)


 ::MonkeyHaHa:: ::MonkeyHaHa::  ::MonkeyHaHa:: Lucky it was JSM.  I would have eaten 2. ::MonkeyHaHa:: ::MonkeyHaHa::
  ::MonkeyHaHa::  ::MonkeyHaHa::  ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Sister on May 09, 2012, 12:23:52 PM
Good morning Monkeys!

4 Donks -  ::crymonkey2::. . . thinking of you!   ::MonkeyAngel::

Sister - Prayers of courage for Connie who faces challenges each and every day.  Challenges in areas most of us take for granted.  Prayers that her new shoes will be ready soon and in that experience she will feel some joy!
Sister, prayers for you too!   ::MonkeyAngel:: xoxo
Thank you can.  I'm just feeling lower than pond scum right now.  Me will get over it of course!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on May 09, 2012, 06:19:48 PM
Good morning~
 ::HelloKitty::
Going to get Connie today and hopefully she can work on shredding some papers and her own budget.  Trying to get her to stay 2 nights instead of just 1 as she has no therapy this week.
Don't think I told you what she wants to use her jewelry money for . . . getting her new shoes.  In order to have a shoe on her right foot instead of a boot (like for a broken or strained leg), we have to order 2 sizes, which translates to double the price for one pair of shoes.  We ordered 2 pairs of shoes (really 4) and she wants to use the money for that.  Bless her heart.  They are expensive to begin with because of the quality needed.  Anyway, God will proivide.
If any monkeys can help me, I have looked on-line to try and get a handle on what it would cost for a car equipped with hand controls.  Found plenty of sites for vans for wheel chair assessibility, but Connie doesn't need a wheel chair or the equipment.  If anyone finds a site, please let me know.  The only one I found was Ride-Away.  Would be delighted to find something used.
Hope everyone has a delightful day.  Acts of kindness speak louder than words.

Good Evening Sister. Wish I could offer some help. All I can do is pray you can find answers to your questions.  ::MonkeyAngel::

 ::MonkeyAngel::

Good morning.
Yesterday ended up horribly as none of the shoes worked out.  They of course are re-ordering but Connie was devastated.  She sat right there crying so hard and mumbling in our own precious language.  Just to have shoes that match and fit her feet.  How much Lord I take for granted, for which I am humbly ashamed.  She was so upset she didn't come here as planned.  I need to figure out a fun day for her where there can be no disappoints but just lots of laughter and tears of joy.

4 Donks, prayers continue.

Blessings to everyone.

I am so sorry, Sister, it is devastating when you think this is going to be the best day ever and it isn't.  I think my Dad's lift is too heavy for me.  The box was very heavy, the lift has wheels, so it may be lighter, we'll see.

 ::MonkeyAngel::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Brandi on May 09, 2012, 06:29:57 PM
Morning Monkeys, hope you all have a wonderful day.

Hope your day went well, JSM.

Here's another Patton golfer I have been working on for you:

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/jsm-patton-golf.png)
http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/jsm-patton-golf.png

 ::MonkeyJnBox::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on May 09, 2012, 06:33:13 PM
Bearly - dare I ask, have you received the lift yet?
You are in my thoughts girl and I root for you every day!   ::MonkeyAngel::

Thanks, can!  I think it might be too big and bulky.  I am sore from unpacking it, so I am going to rest until I feel better, I find that is always best, rather than pushing it.  The lift is not nearly as big as the box, so we will see.  I just have to get my Dad to his cousin's family's reunion.  I'll find a way.  I was afraid to say anything because I didn't want to ruin anyone's day.  Hoping for the best.


 ::MonkeyHeart::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on May 09, 2012, 06:36:36 PM
Good morning Monkeys!

4 Donks -  ::crymonkey2::. . . thinking of you!   ::MonkeyAngel::

Sister - Prayers of courage for Connie who faces challenges each and every day.  Challenges in areas most of us take for granted.  Prayers that her new shoes will be ready soon and in that experience she will feel some joy!
Sister, prayers for you too!   ::MonkeyAngel:: xoxo
Thank you can.  I'm just feeling lower than pond scum right now.  Me will get over it of course!

I wish I could give you a great big hug!

 :smt056



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on May 09, 2012, 06:39:02 PM
Morning Monkeys, hope you all have a wonderful day.

Hope your day went well, JSM.

Here's another Patton golfer I have been working on for you:

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/jsm-patton-golf.png)
http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/jsm-patton-golf.png

 ::MonkeyJnBox::

They are so cute!

 ::MonkeyCool::



Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on May 09, 2012, 07:02:19 PM
Good morning Monkeys!

4 Donks -  ::crymonkey2::. . . thinking of you!   ::MonkeyAngel::

Sister - Prayers of courage for Connie who faces challenges each and every day.  Challenges in areas most of us take for granted.  Prayers that her new shoes will be ready soon and in that experience she will feel some joy!
Sister, prayers for you too!   ::MonkeyAngel:: xoxo
Thank you can.  I'm just feeling lower than pond scum right now.  Me will get over it of course!
Sister, please don't feel bad. You do so much for Connie. My prayers are with you all.  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on May 09, 2012, 07:03:45 PM
Good morning~
 ::HelloKitty::
Going to get Connie today and hopefully she can work on shredding some papers and her own budget.  Trying to get her to stay 2 nights instead of just 1 as she has no therapy this week.
Don't think I told you what she wants to use her jewelry money for . . . getting her new shoes.  In order to have a shoe on her right foot instead of a boot (like for a broken or strained leg), we have to order 2 sizes, which translates to double the price for one pair of shoes.  We ordered 2 pairs of shoes (really 4) and she wants to use the money for that.  Bless her heart.  They are expensive to begin with because of the quality needed.  Anyway, God will proivide.
If any monkeys can help me, I have looked on-line to try and get a handle on what it would cost for a car equipped with hand controls.  Found plenty of sites for vans for wheel chair assessibility, but Connie doesn't need a wheel chair or the equipment.  If anyone finds a site, please let me know.  The only one I found was Ride-Away.  Would be delighted to find something used.
Hope everyone has a delightful day.  Acts of kindness speak louder than words.

Good Evening Sister. Wish I could offer some help. All I can do is pray you can find answers to your questions.  ::MonkeyAngel::

 ::MonkeyAngel::

Good morning.
Yesterday ended up horribly as none of the shoes worked out.  They of course are re-ordering but Connie was devastated.  She sat right there crying so hard and mumbling in our own precious language.  Just to have shoes that match and fit her feet.  How much Lord I take for granted, for which I am humbly ashamed.  She was so upset she didn't come here as planned.  I need to figure out a fun day for her where there can be no disappoints but just lots of laughter and tears of joy.

4 Donks, prayers continue.

Blessings to everyone.

I am so sorry, Sister, it is devastating when you think this is going to be the best day ever and it isn't.  I think my Dad's lift is too heavy for me.  The box was very heavy, the lift has wheels, so it may be lighter, we'll see.

 ::MonkeyAngel::


PLEASE Bearly, don't even try to pick it up. I hope it will be lighter. I just don't want you hurt.


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on May 09, 2012, 07:05:03 PM
Morning Monkeys, hope you all have a wonderful day.

Hope your day went well, JSM.

Here's another Patton golfer I have been working on for you:

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/jsm-patton-golf.png)
http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/jsm-patton-golf.png

 ::MonkeyJnBox::
  ::MonkeySlide:: Brandi!!!!!!!! This is my favorite Patton avi ever!!!!! Josef in the Kroje was my fave, but you have outdone yourself.

PS.... Patton could probably golf better than me.  ::MonkeyDevil::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on May 09, 2012, 07:06:53 PM
Bearly - dare I ask, have you received the lift yet?
You are in my thoughts girl and I root for you every day!   ::MonkeyAngel::

Thanks, can!  I think it might be too big and bulky.  I am sore from unpacking it, so I am going to rest until I feel better, I find that is always best, rather than pushing it.  The lift is not nearly as big as the box, so we will see.  I just have to get my Dad to his cousin's family's reunion.  I'll find a way.  I was afraid to say anything because I didn't want to ruin anyone's day.  Hoping for the best.


 ::MonkeyHeart::

Bearly, prayers you get your dad to the family reunion. Please don't hurt yourself sweetie.  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on May 09, 2012, 07:07:28 PM
Good morning Monkeys!

4 Donks -  ::crymonkey2::. . . thinking of you!   ::MonkeyAngel::

Sister - Prayers of courage for Connie who faces challenges each and every day.  Challenges in areas most of us take for granted.  Prayers that her new shoes will be ready soon and in that experience she will feel some joy!
Sister, prayers for you too!   ::MonkeyAngel:: xoxo
Thank you can.  I'm just feeling lower than pond scum right now.  Me will get over it of course!

I wish I could give you a great big hug!

 :smt056


Me too.  :smt056


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on May 09, 2012, 07:07:54 PM
Morning Monkeys, hope you all have a wonderful day.

Hope your day went well, JSM.

Here's another Patton golfer I have been working on for you:

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/jsm-patton-golf.png)
http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/JSM-Chat/jsm-patton-golf.png

 ::MonkeyJnBox::

They are so cute!

 ::MonkeyCool::


Yes they are!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on May 09, 2012, 07:12:52 PM
Watching Baby Gabriel trial right now.  ::MonkeyNoNo:: That enema lady (looks like Monica Lewinski) is full of chit. Even my soon to be ex BIL can make up a lies better than her.  ::MonkeyCool::

Sitting here with an ice pack on my low back. I must have pulled a muscle this morning helping CC pick up my "doll cofffin" (great great someone in the family's hope chest).

CC got his George Foreman grill, he is happy as a clam.

Hope you all have a good evening. Hugs love and prayers.

JSM


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: joesamas mama on May 09, 2012, 07:40:35 PM
Brandi... my new avi reminds me of Byron Nelson. I love it!!


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: Brandi on May 09, 2012, 08:13:52 PM
Brandi... my new avi reminds me of Byron Nelson. I love it!!

I am pleased!

 ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: can on May 09, 2012, 08:31:43 PM
Morning Monkeys, hope you all have a wonderful day.

Good morning!  - wishes for your day too!

Prayers that your nephew will be spared as much pain as possible and that his Dad can recover fully from all his health problems and become the "good" person and Dad that he is capable of.

 ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel::
Thank you for the prayers Can. Poor kid loves his dad to bits. I really hope he can overcome his addiction and be the good dad he once was.

How's the weather up there?

weather is so so.  grass is green and lush, tulips are blooming. no complaints. 


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: can on May 09, 2012, 08:37:16 PM
Good morning Monkeys!

4 Donks -  ::crymonkey2::. . . thinking of you!   ::MonkeyAngel::

Sister - Prayers of courage for Connie who faces challenges each and every day.  Challenges in areas most of us take for granted.  Prayers that her new shoes will be ready soon and in that experience she will feel some joy!
Sister, prayers for you too!   ::MonkeyAngel:: xoxo
Thank you can.  I'm just feeling lower than pond scum right now.  Me will get over it of course!

Oh Sister, I'm so sorry! 
It's so difficult when one cares and gives as you do. 
Hoping for a brighter tomorrow. 
May I nudge you to take some time for yourself.  Give to yourself.  Just a little.
xoxo's


Title: Re: JSM's BEGGING FOR BANNING #31 3/25/12 -
Post by: can on May 09, 2012, 08:45:14 PM
Bearly - dare I ask, have you received the lift yet?
You are in my thoughts girl and I root for you every day!   ::MonkeyAngel::

Thanks, can!  I think it might be too big and bulky.  I am sore from unpacking it, so I am going to rest until I feel better, I find that is always best, rather than pushing it.  The lift is not nearly as big as the box, so we will see.  I just have to get my Dad to his cousin's family's reunion.  I'll find a way.  I was afraid to say anything because I didn't want to ruin anyone's day.  Hoping for the best.


 ::MonkeyHeart::