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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Medical alert!!

Toilet seat covers do not protect you from disease.......................................

Not only are venereal diseases not spread by toilet seats, but nothing else is either. Although there was one report suggesting that the herpes virus may survive briefly in such an environment, the Secretary of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeon's, Dr. J. Byron Gathright, Jr., put it to rest and agreed with all the other doctors..."There is no scientific evidence of disease transmission from toilet seats". Even other people's urine is not a potential danger it is just......gross!

So here it is folks......Toilet seat covers just help us with the icks and eww's and the thought of exposing our bare backside to the same surface area occupied by heaven knows who before you.
I have to confess though....
these automatic ones are my favorite.....but if for some reason you don't use one be will be okay.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Chatty Crone posted this a long time ago and
I liked it but it hits a little close to home these days.

Many changes come about when you have a broken leg but not all of them are negative. Instead of starting the day in the family room in front of the TV, I have been having my first cup of coffee at the dinette and what a sweet early morning view.....
If you look there on the bottom right.... that is some quail eating off the bird block.

I have discovered I accomplished my goal of creating a comfortable guest room by sleeping there.....very nice and lots closer to a bathroom with the walker.

I have lost a few pounds since going to the cupboard for snacks requires help:)

One of those old popular items have saved the day....
No water required to shave your legs.

Hubby and I are showering together just like newlyweds......of course there is great attention to me not falling rather than the playing around of old.
I have been surprised how many things we built into our home that meet the needs of someone in a wheel chair. It wasn't something we gave a lot of thought to at the time.
and lastly....hubby has stepped up to the plate like a champ!
Medical update: Had the temporary cast removed Monday and the seven stitches on the left side removed but the stitches on the ankle itself were not healed completely so casted it and will have to go back next Monday and do it all over again. Hopefully the antibiotic they gave me will do the trick.......That is the area where the bone broke through the skin and they put two screws in.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Long live the queen!

I don't know about you but I went "OH MY WORD!! somewhere between Eisenhower and Truman.

Groomed from the beginning............

Coronation 1953

Fulfilling her destiny with grace.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Slip sliding away..................

Hubby and I were out taking a stroll in the back yard last Friday and of course I noticed the grass growing in the ground cover on the little mound so I suggested we pull it.....I went to step down the mound to dispose of my accumulated grass and started sliding.........well, I decided to not include the first picture since the ankle was not only out of the socket but one of the two fractured bones went through the skin so here is is today.....
One week in this and then four weeks in a cast and then we start therapy and then......

we will see if I can still dance. Actually, I will be happy to just be able to walk without this walker. If you think the injury hurts...the muscles to support yourself on this walker are screaming!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

An Indian walks into a cafe with a shotgun in one hand, pulling a male buffalo with the other.
He says to the waiter:

"Want Coffee."

The waiter says, "Sure, Chief. Coming right up."

He gets the Indian a tall mug of coffee.

The Indian drinks the coffee down in one gulp, turns and blasts the Buffalo with the shotgun,
causing parts of the animal to spatter everywhere and then just walks out.

The next morning the Indian returns.

He has his shotgun in one hand, pulling another male buffalo with the other....

He walks up to the counter and says to the waiter
"Want Coffee."

The waiter says "Whoa, Tonto!" We're still cleaning up your mess from yesterday. What was all that about, anyway?"

The Indian smiles and proudly says......

"Training for position in Untied States Congress:
Come in, drink coffee, shoot the bull, leave the mess for other to clean up, disappear for rest of day."

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

I would like you to meet..................

Janet Napolitano
Secretary of Homeland Security

Here is a little background:

1998.....Served as Arizona Attorney General. Her tenure focused on consumer protection issues and improving general law enforcement.

2003 - 2009.........Served as Arizona's 21st Governor.

2007....following President Bush's signing a measure authorizing the construction of a fence along the 700 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border, Governor Napolitano signed a bill providing what was thought to be the toughest state sanctions in the country against employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants. This law was challenged and ruled constitutional by the ninth district court.

March 17, 2009 Janet Napolitano halted the building of the fence along the Mexico borders and redeployed the $50 million allotted to other tested commercial available security technology.

March 24, 2009.....As Homeland Secretary the administration official announce U.S. -Mexico Border Security Policy with congress appropriated $700 million dollars to enhance Mexican law enforcement and judicial capacity and working closely to coordinate our efforts against the cartels.

(April 23, 2010.....Arizona Governor Brewer signs illegal immigration bill)

April 26, 2010...... on ABC "Good Morning America: Napolitano states "that is one misguided law"

March 16, 2010..... Texas officials calls upon Homeland Security for Drones to help patrol their borders

March 24, 2010........ Janet Napolitano orders drones to patrol Texas Border.

May 18, 2010 During the committee hearing on the BP oil spill when asked if she had read the Arizona bill her response was that she had not read it in detail. Note: the bill is 10 pages long and she was the past Governor of Arizona!

June 3, 2000....offers to help Saudi leaders to put a stop to illegal border crossings. "It is a very rough border, very difficult to protect from illegal crossings," U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said.

These were the normal warning signs found along the border in the past but things have changed. Although there is controversy over how much land is closed in the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge

that runs along the border, but there are many acres of land that are indeed closed. This came about because of the environmental concerns about the destruction of the land and limits the Border patrol to not come in on anything but horseback or foot to patrol the area.

This is a common sight in the heavily traveled areas of the Arizona desert
and we now have new signs posted by the National Public Lands

These have been posted in the area where Pinal County Deputy Louie Puroll was shot in a confrontation with drug smugglers in April 2010.

June 27, Napolitano states "the Arizona border is as safe as it has ever been".

July 6, 2010.....The Federal Government files a law suit against Arizona
The bases of this in a nut shell is that the government says that each State can't decide how to handle the Illegal Immigration problem that the government itself is not controlling however it is not a problem for San Francisco and other sanctuary cities to decide not follow the federal law that has already been established and a lawsuit was never considered.

What does this mean for me...A resident of Arizona?
which is a idiom to mean when something causes two problems at the same time or when two setbacks occur at the same time.

I pay my tax to the Federal Government to follow the law and protect all our borders. I am now paying Arizona State tax to protect myself from the Federal governments lawsuit and meanwhile...................................

This is just one hidden camera in our Arizona desert

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Fourth of July

With so much attention on fireworks, hot dogs, watermelon and ice cream. I thought it would be appropriate to draw a little attention to the real celebration of the fourth of July......

The Declaration of Independence

A piece of legislation has been our guiding light since July 1776, with this sweeping statement of human rights............

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Thank you to our founding fathers

And those who continue to fight to keep us free..................

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Although I feel I am overwhelmed by constant negative news, I was anticipating posting about information I discovered concerning this magnificent monument

Located in New Jersey and called "the teardrop" This was a gift from the Russian government in honor of those who died 9/11
I had never heard anything about it and was struck by it's beauty an symbolism.

This made the headlines on 6/24/10 .......... President Obama and the Russian president met and signed a treaty to put cold war tactics behind us.

Ironically, four days later...........June 28th the headlines read.....FBI arrests 10 people serving as secret agents of Russian's intelligence organization with the goal of penetrating US government policy making circles.