@hollydollyI'm not teetotal due to any addiction... I just can't stand the smell of most alcoholics drinks, especially hard liquor... and even more the Taste.. I used to drink when I was younger but that was to keep up with my peers but I hated the taste....then I married a high functioning alcoholic, so even more I dislike alcohol... but I don't mind other people drinking around me, as long as they don't get abusive when they've had more than they can handle..
I go in the pub almost evertime I;m out , and get a soft drink or coffee.. completely surrounded by drinkers.. doesn't bother me at all.. it's just not for me..
yep..same here..coke.. or plain water with a dash of Blackcurrant juice is my go to drink in the pub.
My grandson is 9. When he comes he loves to go to the store or a fast food place to pick what he wants for dinner and snacks. We curl up on the sofa and he gets to choose (for the most part) what we watch. It is always a great time! Have fun, we don't have a lot of time at their age. Soon they won't think we hang the moon LOLWoke up early this morning, my 8 year old grandson is coming to spend the night, I've been thinking of things to keep him busy and entertained....a trip to the grocery store (I don't think he'll like my food..lol) and maybe out to eat later.
You're welcome, of course.@OneEyedDiva
My shoulder still hurts and the PT progress slow but steady. I'm doing as much PT while at home, as I can. The problem for me is that it is very hard to see my progress...and I'm the type who needs that. Well, I keep doing what I'm supposed to do. Maybe they can measure my progress at PT next week, and give me some numbers to compare with. That might help.
My hand/wrist is coming along much better then my shoulder! I keep setting mini goals for myself....and I'm very determined to succeed!
Thank you for caring!
Still in a high heat pattern!! No rain in 55 days!!
Holly and Ken, I feel your pain. Am grateful for cooler nighttime temperatures.there's really no weeding to be done here because we've had no rain for weeks... so nothing aside from my potted plants are growing!!
In that sense it's been great not have had to mow the lawns every 2 weeks.. but everything is barren now...
How's the diet going, Hols?Today..I got the Ivy cut back which has grown a little bit above the brick shed roof... .. not as much as it would have if we'd had any rain..
Then I cut back the branches of a tree that was overhanging into my neighbours' garden.. .. then swept up all the dried leaves in the borders.. filled the whole Garden wheelie bin... so as long as I don't have to mow the lawn before next week.. I'll be fine , and won't need to put any grass in it... Still got a little bit of trimming to do, but I'll do that tomorrow..
I bought dinner rolls in bulk yesterday.. ( small ones).. so I bagged those up in portions of 3 and 4.. and just managed to get them in the larder freezer.. it's full up.. as is the chest freezer in the shed..
You go girl!!We have some roadworks going on in my road currently and the contractors have left traffic cones all along the road, to prevent traffic parking.. until they return on Monday, and I;ve just seen some guy.. never seen him before, try to steal three of them.
My windows are open upstairs, but my house is behind a huge tree... and he was on the opposite side of the road. I know it's not my property but I HATE thieves.. so I stood behind my Venetians and shouted ''OY! PUT THOSE DOWN YOU THIEF, YOU'RE ON CAMERA'' ..and it worked ! He looked up and down, right and left , to see where the voice was coming from.. I don't think he knew but he threw them down, and walked off!!
I'm being really good..surprising myself actually, thanks for asking..How's the diet going, Hols?
well.. no chocolate at all for me.. I've had bread but only one small slice of low calorie bread .. with a banana for breakfast
I volunteered for a large, breed-specific, dog rescue as a volunteer for several years. We required home visits and charged for the dogs. Shelters would call the rescue and alert them to dogs that looked like our breed, and we would always take them. Puppy millers called too, and the deal was take them or they die, basically.
We required references and home visits because people lie to get a dog. When we required a fenced yard (always for mill dogs or dog-aggressive dogs), sometimes the yard would be partially fenced and, for example, large gaps would be filled with cardboard boxes. This is not adequate.
Home visits - sometimes the homes would not be suitable for a dog. Hoarders come to mind. Sometimes the home would have other pets in it we were not told about. You don't adopt out a dog to a home that has cats when they are cat aggressive. Sometimes the owners would have children under age 6 whom we were not told about. Our rescue would not adopt out a dog to people who had children under 6, because our dogs were very active and could knock over or hurt a young child by accident.
We also required that people come from wherever they lived to personally pick up the dog, so the rescue's owner could meet them and talk to them. By this stage, everyone had been thoroughly vetted. It was a national rescue, so people came from all over the US. The dogs were not allowed to fly home in planes.
The shelter was a non-profit organization, audited by the IRS every year with no problems. The expenses were very high, especially the vet bills, which often included surgery and or teeth cleaning. Every dog went to the vet to be checked out and brought up to date on vaccines. We had many dogs who were not our breed because the owner attracted strays, or a shelter thought they were our breed, but they weren't, or because we took in dogs that were breed mixed with ours.
So many times the owner would be driving down the road, see a stray, open her car door, and it would hop in. It was pretty amazing. The rescue would try to find the owner, but rarely did. Those dogs need fattening up and vet car, and had been abandoned.
The owner took in a blind dog the shelter was going to put down. It wasn't our breed. She also took in a dog destined for the meat market in Thailand, who wasn't our breed. She adopted both of them herself, and the dogs have thrived.
Not all rescues are alike, and the vast majority have solid reasons for their requirements.