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Friday, February 28, 2014


Nothing more needs to be said!!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Thought for the day...

Or maybe my observation for the day. On Friday I was sitting in the waiting area at Dynacare Labs at Northgate.  I was there for my regular every 6 week blood test--to see what my T3 and T4 levels are doing. As I waited for my name to be called, I noticed that all the people there who were younger than 50ish were busy texting or reading their iPhone or whatever. My generation and older aged people, just sat and looked around. One woman made a call on her cell phone, but then she put it away. I've seen the same thing on buses. The younger generations seem to need to be technologically plugged into some device--they can't just sit and watch the world around them.  I can see this being a dangerous trend as people lose the ability to interact directly with each other and can only do so via social media like FB, texts, or emails.

Really sad--rude too!!

I can see language skills deteriorating as well. And of course, distracted driving or any other activity is dangerous and can be fatal. 

Fool hardy!!!!
I know I'm a bit of a Neo-Luddite ( Neo-Luddism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ). I only got a cell phone last fall, and that was because I was so frustrated with trying to get a land line hooked-up at the farm. It's a very limited use phone, mostly for Dave and I to keep in touch when he or I are on the farm.  I was glad to have the phone when I was in the hospital as I was able to talk to a couple of people everyday and not lose my mind with boredom!! And it's good to have if a person is travelling on the highways and bi-ways.  But other than that I don't use it and don't want to.  I hate talking on it--that delayed voice thing really bugs me.  It's like a trans-oceanic call!!  I can't see the need to be in constant contact with anyone!! I don't want to be available at all times!! When I go shopping, I want to shop, not yak on the phone. When I'm in the great outdoors I want to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature, not bury my head in texting or yakking on the phone. I keep asking the question, " How did we manage to function 15-20 years ago before cell phones and computers took over every one's life?" One of these days I might just quit FB and even this blog. When my computer crashed a couple of years ago and I was waiting to see if my files could be saved and have a new computer set up, I noticed how much more time I had and how I had a renewed interest in doing things like sewing and embroidering. Maybe it's time to 'break' a few machines--figuratively at least!!

Oh, and I don't have a dishwasher either!!!

Monday, February 3, 2014


Neither of my collies have ever had any problem with steps/stairs.  The first ones they have to learn to negotiate around here are the outside back porch steps--a must for getting outside to do their business. So, for Duffy he was 9 weeks old when he mastered them--with coaching help from Dave and I.  Lanny was 10 weeks old when he came here, so pretty much right off the bat he got the down part going, and with some coaching help from Duffy, got the up part!!  Then there are the basement steps--14 stairs and kind of a narrow tread. Lanny is the most at ease with them.  While Duffy just goes straight up or straight down without stopping, Lanny can stop part-way anywhere on them and turn around on them.  The latter feat is amazing!! I expected he would probably stop doing that as he grew bigger, but no, he still does it!! The neatest thing is that he walks right beside me as we go up the stairs--he can adapt his pace to any situation!! Pretty cool, I'd say!!

I think I have the picture issue resolved--many thanks to Sherman of for a tip to use Google Chrome. I was getting all kinds of really annoying pop-up garbage too and have managed to uninstall some things that were causing that.  I was about ready to give up on blogging, because it was so frustrating to do anything on the blog!!

So, while I don't have any pictures of the doggies on the stairs, I'm posting a couple of sleeping dogs. The one of Lanny sleeping on the cold, hard floor, between the 2 beds was on Facebook a couple of days ago. And the other photo--all 3 of my guys are in the room! I thought it was kind of sweet--but I didn't include Dave--he was all covered up by the comforters anyway. He says I keep this house at too cold a temperature!!