December 29, 2009

Seasons Greetings and Comments!

I hope that all of you had a very Merry Christmas. I enjoyed a lovely Christmas dinner on both the 24th and the 25th. It is so nice to have good friends that care about me!

My furry kids had a bit of Christmas cheer also because they got some left overs from a Christmas Party I attended on the 19th.

I was sort of sad at the beginning of the season because my Mother passed away last spring and I could not phone her this year to wish her a Merry Christmas.

I have a plan for New Years Eve; I am going to stay home and watch movies and around 12 pm perhaps I shall watch the celebrations in Time Square on the television. I think I will stay home on New Years Day as well.

We have quite a lot of snow here in Oklahoma and the temperature is quite chilly. But I was fortunate to get a lovely hooded winter coat so I can get out a bit.

I am not enamored of the postal service this year as my daughter in Ontario has not received her parcel yet. She was supposed to get it between the 6th and 10th of December. I guess I shall have to track it down. I hope I can find the slip. Well if worst comes to worst I shall just send another one after the New Years with my apologies to the grandchildren.

Anyway that is about all I have this time around. I shall post something for New Years very soon.

December 3, 2009

November 18, 2009

Interesting Site

I found this site while perusing my email and I do not mean any disrespect to anyone who is from another country. I find this a very poignant point and I really do; like Andrew, like the song. Go here and look at the video that can be found in his blog of November 5, 2009.

The other thing I want to talk about today is the fact that I have been very busy trying to work at my business site. Hope that you take the time to take a good look at it. I am trying to make some extra income so that I can do some of things I want to from now until the spring. My mentor in this program is a very honest, nice gentleman. It has taken me a long time to find something that is above board and takes a little work on my part to earn an income from it.

Since 1998 I have been involved in far to many businesses that only paid the founding members, even when they have said that everyone made SO Much Money. I really wanted to get away from those sorts of sites. I wanted to belong to a business that truly was geared to earning money and not a get rich quick scheme or one that only helped those at the top to get rich.

It is a relief to find out that there are quite a few sights on the net whose owners or founders are square shooters.

Hope that all of you have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

October 6, 2009

Sorry friends.....

I am sorry my friends that I haven't been doing much personal blogging of late; but I have been busy trying to put together a new business. I am looking forward to being able to spend more time on here in future once I get every thing up and running on my domain.

If I did not own my home the widows benefit I get would definitely not cover expenses. It doesn't go very far even under my circumstances. But I do just manage. Thus the idea of seriously working in an online business has become a challenging reality. By the way - I love a challenge!

I think you are aware of the fact that I have some lovely furry kids. To keep up with what is happening with them and to see pictures of the three little creatures go to my web site at . The little Pomeranian chap to whom I gave a home and my 2 cats get along quite well.

There are just two other bits of news from my corner of the world. My dearest friend in the world has unfortunately had a recurrence of cancer. I would appreciate you pray for her. The other piece of news is not quite so sad. A dear friend from childhood found me on facebook and we are renewing our friendship.

Well that is about all that is going on in Oklahoma today. Hope to post again really soon.

August 22, 2009

Talking About Windows

It has been my experience in life that every time a door closes a window opens for me almost within the month. Here are three good examples of this from my own life.

It hasn't been more than a month since my little exotic died and within a week of her death; Dylan picked me to be his companion. It is amazing how well this little Pomeranian gets along with my two remaining male cats. It is so much fun to watch the three animals interact. They run about the house 'buzz bombing each other, playing tag, or playing with the different toys they share. The three even sleep cuddled together on the couch.

A friend of mine and I had a disagreement last spring and although I was not opposed to making up; they did not seem to want to move on. We found ourselves at function totally unaware that the other had been invited. The host introduced us as being people that just might have a conversation in common. The situation was so ludicrous that we both burst out laughing and we have been fine ever since.

Right at the moment I survive on a limited income. I don't have any health insurance and a large bill had been sent to my address for emergency treatment I had received at a local hospital. A few days after I got the bill I phoned the hospital billing office to see if I could pay it a bit at a time. The staff person at the other end told me I was eligible for funds that would help me pay the bill. I am very grateful for that window; believe me.

I suppose what I am saying is this; that in the world in which I live; there are solutions. Sometimes they come as straight unaided blessings and sometimes they need a little nudge. But I find if I just remain optimistic and ask the God of my understanding for the answers; they always come in time.

July 20, 2009

Another Loss

Victoria or Torriekit as she was often called was a sweet spirited Exotic or Calico. She was fine and in good health until the middle of June when she started looking ill. I took her to the vet on the 16th and they said she had pancreatic cancer. She perked up a little for a couple of weeks then she began to fail. I just couldn't let her suffering continue so I took her to the vet in early July of 2009 Our understanding, kind, Dr Houston took care of her. She is now Over the Rainbow Bridge with Jake and Panda.

May 17, 2009

I Got Issues!

I have three issues that are bothering me a great a deal of late so I decided to share with you folks. First issue: Are emails sometimes the bane of your existence? Do you get multiple copies of the same less than valuable offers? Or someone sending the same offer more than 2 times in a week? Second issue: Have any of you ever had the misfortune of someone not being honest enough to refund what is due you? Third issue: Who are the ones that decide your article 'worth'?

First issue: I went to my inbox today and found over 3000 emails. Over a half of them were duplicated mailings. When I got those pared down I found that a lot of the offers were just absolute crap! I have made it known on any emails I send that I want them to know that they should tell me if I send duplicates and for them to give me the same courtesy.

Second issue: You see to me an offer can be valuable even if you spend $7 on it . It may be worthwhile at $47. But if I find it is just a rerun of the same old tired stuff that is when I want a refund or when I haven't ordered it in the first place but have it foisted upon me.
I tried to write this one marketer about the refund honestly owed to me. I have replied to 4 of his emails over the past 11 days along with a ticket at his help desk to no avail. I mean he hasn't even had the courtesy to write me.

Third issue: Just who is it that is phenomenally 'great' enough to judge if a person's content is good enough? How do you get in the article elite? And when do you do does it do you any good? Are the reviews that important? I don't have any answers for these questions but if you have something to say please write your comment or answer here.

May 7, 2009

On Death and Organization.

Sorry for not posting anything for a few weeks folks. Going through some personal and business problems but I am working through them.
I am going through that very hard transition from Blogger to Business Site. Trying to not only look professional but run my little business a bit more professionally.

A young friend of mine; who is half my age, is going through a terrible struggle with cancer. That is always a sad thing to watch. Another friend of mine just died at the end of April at 82 years young.

All this has given me the ambition to write a will, get insurance to cover costs when I pass away, and instructions for my memoriam as I have opted for cremation.

I have decided to have a lot of my favorite secular tunes as well as couple of hymns played or sung. I want my memoriam to celebrate my life not morbidly define my death. I want people to remember me with fondness and to share anecdotes about me. I want them to serve my favorite chocolate cake recipe and coffee at my 'wake'.
I would appreciate them remembering me for my flubs as well as my good points.

And that; my friends, is my offering for today!

April 21, 2009

Sad News

Friends I have some very sad news.

Panda; my tuxedo Manx, was sick with a liver problem for most of last week. She suffered from fatty acids in her liver. Evidently this is something that happens to Manx cats. The 'cure' has cost me but my precious baby was worth ever penny. On Friday she got back the pink in her ears and on her gums. But on Monday I had to take her again to visit the vet as she had spiraled down badly. Now its Tuesday and she was very listless this morning. My groomer friend and I took her back to the Vet. This friend of mine had to quit full time grooming and vet technician after 30 years because she broke her back. She had pilled Panda for me and helped me to follow Doctors orders. She had already had 3 SubQ's (under the skin watering so to speak) and she got better pink gums, skin and ears but then she g0t that yellow tinge again. We tried our best to initiate her getting better.

When I took Panda to the vet today. They are sure she had full blown liver cancer; as she literally crashed late yesterday. When we got her to the vet this morning she really needed to be put to sleep. I am broken hearted right now but know that it was the best thing to do for Panda. She didn't warrant pain and suffering. So now she is over the 'Rainbow Bridge'.

March 5, 2009

Alleluia! I found my girls!

I feel so fortunate to have found my girls finally. My daughter has had some health issues. She has been in hospital a couple of times since I last heard from them before Christmas 2007. Liz, her two girls, a new baby girl, and her significant other are all well and living in Canada. The reason she didn't get in touch with me for all this time is because she had lost my telephone number in the move. I just got off the a long phone call with her. We both were very happy to hear each other's voice! Liz is beleaguered with pain and has to go to physical therapy. But she truly is a brick! She complains very little and doesn't let things get her down. I am very proud of my daughter for that.

We have a lot of catching up to do and we shall do it every week on the phone. So dear friends...I find that God definitely is in his heaven, he does answer prayers, and everything is right in my world once again.

February 21, 2009

Sometimes Life Bites!

“Cats are kindly masters, just so long as you remember your place.” ~ Paul Gray

It sure is hard to believe that February is almost over! So I thought I had better get in this month's two cents or is that 'sense'? Many times this month I have found myself wondering what the heck I am doing in a day. Just this past week, I just about ran out of gas, had a belt bust on me while driving, had a near collision at 44th and Penn, been mugged, and today I was locked out of my house for awhile because I forgot my pocketbook. Time was that I would have worried about these incidents long past the time of occurrence or ruminated on them till I was sick.

I don't do that anymore. Life is far to short...besides I got home in the nick of time, someone noticed the damaged belt before I had an accident with the car, I did not end up having an car accident, I scared my assailant out of his boots, and as you see I am in my home again thanks to a good neighbor.

My friends, there is a point to all this banter. The thing is this we shall always have little and big things going wrong in our lives; but if we approach it all with a good sense of humor and old fashioned common sense we shall survive! The human condition has always been riddled with ups and downs. As long as we keep our spirits up nothing can get us down.

January 30, 2009

About My Room Mates

As you all must know by now I have 4 wonderful cats as members of my household. They include a huge, lovely, orange, Tabby named Morin, a orange and white tuxedo Tabby; Teddy Bear, a black and white tuxedo Manx; Panda, and last but not least my little multi-cald or calico Exotic; Victoria. They each have distinct personalities and each of them have eccentricities.

Morin is a huge male that enjoys ruling the roost; but just when he thinks things are under his control Teddy Bear runs at him and literally falls on him. They don't hurt each other they just seem to be having fun. Morin always retaliates but gently as Teddy is smaller than him. Now roly poly Panda has a way about her that can be both annoying and endearing. She serenades me with a catty, grating, semi-musical yowl every time she is pleased with a situation or herself. Victoria who is a diminutive female sort of lies around observing the others and every once in a while dive bombs Morin when she is in a playful mood. Teddy won't let me go anywhere in the house alone. He must observe everything I do which can be quite disconcerting at times. Whilst he is doing this he too serenades me with his own ceaseless little meow pattern. Often when I am working on my computer one of them; usually Panda or Teddy will sit on my lap and follow whatever I am doing with glimmering eyes and every once a in awhile peer up at me as if to say, "Come on Mom, haven't you done enough now?"

The thing about having these wonderful felines in my home is that they make great company, you can converse with them, you can tell them all your secrets and they never answer you back, tell your secrets, or argue with you. They will sit with you on the couch and watch all your favorite programs with you. They seem to give you their complete attention and they give you hours of joy.

In short dear readers, I simply love living here with my 4 cats in our little cottage in the city!

January 18, 2009

Someone Out There ....Do You Know The Answer?

Sometimes I feel like I am very small and insignificant when I must deal with some of the government issues one does at my time of life.

I need health insurance but really can't afford it. I need some insurance to take care of things when I know the cremation, the memorial service and any medical expenses so my family don't have to deal with it. I need dental, vision, and prescription insurance or plans. Where do you get all this stuff and if you are on a fixed income doesn't the government give you some of this here in the USA? Oh no... it is Canada that has Universal health or at least it used to prior to 1998 when I lived there.

I am telling you trying to figure all of this stuff out is a colossal task to say the least. I think I had better do some research. Perhaps I will understand how it works much better once I have read some of the information on the government sights directed to the Seniors.

Who am I kidding? I know that that will only mix me up even more. Now why in heaven's name shouldn't I be able to do this thing? After all I have a 'black belt" in blogging. I know how to set up a website, write articles, use paypal, etc. Why does this task seem so particularly daunting? Oh well...I shall return soon...hopefully with the answers!

Then perhaps I shall feel more like this.-------->

I did point out in the previous article that I would have challenges but that I would conquer them. Awww me!

I shall keep you posted!

January 11, 2009

Smile: Fortunes Often Turn Around!

As is true in this life, for me and many others; often there are times when fortunes turn around. I am finally making a nice income even though I am a widow. Now I can enjoy my work on the computer and stop looking for things that will constantly and consistently earn me money. I can implement my knowledge on this machine to research more. I will be able to take a few small risks every now and then. I can use my time on the computer to help other people with their dreams and enjoy myself. I can tell that this year is going to be a great one. Sure I will still have challenges but my life will undoubtedly be more serene. I think that being in the late autumn of my life is only going to get better. Things are turning up that are making my life more pleasant, comfortable and bountiful. They are not only tangible things but the intangible things that are hard to express. I am feeling more optimistic about 2009 than I ever have any other year since my husband died in 2001.

I ask my readers to go to the sites on the side bar and see what I have to offer. Help me to make each day that goes by more fruitful for yourself, myself, and others. Please excuse the fact that bit by bit I am revamping some of my sites. I would appreciate it if you would visit them at least once a week to see the changes.

Here's hoping that 2009 is the very best year of your life to date!