Saturday, March 31, 2007

Good Morning


   Yes, we have some lovely rain going on right now.  Made sleeping so nice and I didn't even need a pill.  The hail was not so nice, but otherwise, nice. 

   Looking out the window everything is so green.   My oldest son used to want to know if it was green out so he could go out and play.  Once he woke up very early and went out in the yard to play, it was dark, scared me to death.  So I told he couldn't go out until we were awake and it was light out.  From then on it was, Is it green out?  So cute.

   I had the lovely surprise of having some pretty good sales in the shop and also my pet food sales are up as is to be expected.  So that makes me happy, happy, happy.  I hope my distributors are having the same good sales.  I told them now is the time to let people know abou this wonderful food.

   My headache is just a shadow of its former self.  I have had 2 cups of coffee and work went well last night.   I may have drug out of bed looking like the graphic, but I have popped in the shower,  checked some of my email so far and am feeling good.  Twisted my darn knee again, but even that feels better after a good day sleep.  Life is good.  No calls from my MIL which made me nervous. but it turns out my hubby was over there most of the day.  Monday the prep starts.  I am going to try and get Tuesday off since I have to work Easter then getting up so early won't be such a killer.

   Well, Rick is making turkey burgers.  Take care all.


   Just read another email with wonderful news.  Krissy's & John got some wonderful news.  Now I am just bursting with happiness.


Friday, March 30, 2007



A lady about 8-months pregnant got on a bus. She noticed the man opposite
her was smiling at her.

She immediately moved to another seat. This time the smile turned into a
grin. So she moved again.

The man seemed more amused. When on the fourth move, the man burst out
laughing, she complained to the driver and he had the man arrested.

The case came up in court. The judge asked the man (about 20-years old)
what he had to say for himself.

The man replied, "Well, your Honor, it was like this: When the lady got on
the bus, I couldn't help but notice her condition. She sat down under a sign
that said, 'The Double Mint Twins are Coming' and I grinned."

"Then she moved and sat under a sign that said, 'Logan's Liniment will
reduce the swelling.' I had to smile."

"Then she placed herself under a deodorant sign that said, 'William's Big
Stick Did the Trick,' and I could hardly contain myself."

"BUT, your Honor, when she moved the fourth time and sat under a sign that
said, 'Goodyear Rubber could have prevented this accident,' I just lost it."


A lady about 8-months pregnant got on a bus. She noticed the man opposite
her was smiling at her.

She immediately moved to another seat. This time the smile turned into a
grin. So she moved again.

The man seemed more amused. When on the fourth move, the man burst out
laughing, she complained to the driver and he had the man arrested.

The case came up in court. The judge asked the man (about 20-years old)
what he had to say for himself.

The man replied, "Well, your Honor, it was like this: When the lady got on
the bus, I couldn't help but notice her condition. She sat down under a sign
that said, 'The Double Mint Twins are Coming' and I grinned."

"Then she moved and sat under a sign that said, 'Logan's Liniment will
reduce the swelling.' I had to smile."

"Then she placed herself under a deodorant sign that said, 'William's Big
Stick Did the Trick,' and I could hardly contain myself."

"BUT, your Honor, when she moved the fourth time and sat under a sign that
said, 'Goodyear Rubber could have prevented this accident,' I just lost it."


Easter Story Cookies

You need:
1 cup whole pecans   Zipper baggie
1 tsp vinegar    Wooden spoon
3 egg whites    Tape
Pinch salt    
1 cup sugar
Preheat oven to 300 degrees (this is important-don’t wait until you’re half done with the recipe!)
Place pecans in zipper baggie and let children beat them with the wooden spoon to break into small pieces. Explain that after Jesus was arrested, He was beaten by the Roman soldiers. Read John 19:1-3. 
Let each child smell the vinegar. Put 1 tsp vinegar into mixing bowl. Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross, He was given vinegar to drink. Read John 19:28-30.
Add egg whites to vinegar. Eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave His life to give us life. Read John 10:10-11.
Sprinkle a little salt into each child’s hand. Let them taste it and brush the rest into the bowl. Explain that this represents the salty tears shed by Jesus’ followers, and the bitterness of our own sin. Read Luke 23:27.
So far, the ingredients are not very appetizing. 
Add 1 cup sugar. Explain that the sweetest part of the story is that Jesus died because He loves us. He wants us to know and belong to Him. Read Ps 34:8 and John 3:16.
Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12 to 15 minutes until stiff peaks are formed. Explain that the color white represents the purity in God’s eyes of those whose sins have been cleansed by Jesus. Read Is1:18 and John 3:1-3.
Fold in broken nuts. Drop by teaspoons onto waxed paper covered cookie sheet. Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus’ body was laid.
Read Matt 27:57-60.
Put the cookie sheet in the oven, close the door and turn the oven OFF.
Give each child a piece of tape and seal the oven door. Explain that Jesus’ tomb was sealed. Read Matt 27:65-66.
Go to bed! Explain that they may feel sad to leave the cookies in the oven overnight. Jesus’ followers were in despair when the tomb was sealed. Read John 16:20 and 22.
On Easter morning, open the oven and give everyone a cookie. Notice the cracked surface and take a bite. The cookies are hollow! On the first Easter, Jesus’ followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty. Read Matt 28:1-9.
Share the Easter Cookie Story with your friends

Good Morning


    My headache is down to a dull roar today.  Much better then the stabbing, don't move my head day yesterday.  Since I am still planning to have a doctorless year....and it is proving to be more of a problem then I had thought it would, I am still doing the nursing thing and doctoring myself.  Yesterday the allergy medicine didn't work so today I am going to try some tylenol with sinus.  I will eventually hit on the cure or die trying by Golly, LOL.


   Rick has been really stressed by his mother of course.  I think that is why his blood pressure has been elevated and yesterday he was in A-fib again.  We are just falling apart, LOL.  Nothing a good week of bike riding wouldn't cure.

    My MIL  has already called today and is worry about the tests on Tuesday.  Maybe she should cancel because she doesn't think she could possibly drink all the liquid they want her to drink.  They are giving her half lite which isn't as much so hopefully she will be fine.  Monday will be a bad day because she has to be on clear liquids all day and take the bowel prep.  I get off work at 7:30 am and know I will get at least 8 calls with questions.  Since I am sending my husband over there to make sure she does it right half of them will be from him.  Lord give me the strength.

   Today I am doing all the things I didn't feel up to yesterday.  Getting my TB test which is required for my job, taking my test, getting my meds and my MIL bowel prep and bringing her supper.  Rick made some wonderful stew, so rich and thick.  If she can't eat that she is in trouble.  

   It is raining out again.  Read about all the tornadoes.  Hope everyone is OK.  I think it will be a bad year for it this year.


Thursday, March 29, 2007

Lab work


     I just love the graphic Donna did above, LOL.  great job.

    My MIL's doctor called me and we talked about the lab work.  Surprisenly every thing looks pretty good.   Her sodium is low and he wants her to cut down on her water.  Which is the complete opposite of what I have been telling her, LOL. We were both surprised at how good her lab it.   So it is still a mystery what wrong.  She sound better on the phone.  I think having company is always good for her. 

    Well I never could get this headache under control.  Darn thing.  I don't usually get headaches which is nice.  Last year they thought I had a TIA or mini stroke.  The decided it might be a form of migraine, but I didn't get a headache with that either.  Just numb on one side of my face.  I am a weird person, lol.  I took a darvocet and unfortunately had to call in and then slept most of the day.  Hopefully by tomorrow it will be better.  If it is my sinuses its pretty weird the way they are acting.

   Anyone heard how Sugar is coming along?  Pass it on if you've heard.

  Well, I am still tired, must be coming down with something so see you all later.  Take care.


Work, work, work.


   While most of you are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, your days off are almost here,  I am looking at my first night back to work since last thursday.  Sigh, I love my job but I do like my time off.

   I finished my stroke class and have to go in today and get my TB test and finish my groin management test.  Boy did I put that on off til the last minute.   I think it is having to go in to take the test instead of being able to do it here.  Just don't want to go there unless I have to.

   My headache is going on 3 days now.  I am starting to think it is sinus or allergies.  So today I am going to take some clariton and see if that helps.  It may be a stress headache, but I am used to having a fair amount of stress in my life.  Either from my job which can be stressful, or the usual money problems most of us worry about.  I did however manage to squeak by with my bad furnace and will be able to take it apart and fix it soon....hopefully that is.   Rick can fix almost anything so I am hoping he can fix this also.


    My sister and my brother have both called me the last 2 days.   I don't talk to them often.   My sister lives in Hawaii and is so happy she always has a giggle in her voice.  She said the weather report in the paper the other day said blue skys with A cloud.  How boring I told her, LOL.  I am glad she is happy.  My brother got another job and sounds good.  And I hear my sister that doesn't like me is doing well.  That makes me happy.  As long as we never discuss politics we get along pretty good.   We are at differentends of the debate.  Actually I am sick of all politicians but that is another story.

   It is another gloomy day out and they are predicting rain.  That should make the trees just burst.  I can't wait for my next bike ride, it will look different every time we go for awhile.


Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Doc visit


    First of all thanks everyone for your kind words.   I may vent my frustration with my MIL, but I do love her very much. 

    Over the years she has always been one of those to cry wolf or say I can't.  We have learned what things she can do and encouraged her to do them, but as things do get so she really can't we have been taking over.  My FIL had always done everything and she never learned to do anything for herself, or wanted to.  She also always makes a mountain out of molehill so after many false scares we learn to really question her when she says she is dying.  This time though I am truly worried about her. 

    A few years ago she had a stent put in her heart.  They told her she had the heart of a 60 year old.  She called all our relatives and told them she had a heart attack and was near death.  We got all the same calls then, why didn't we tell them she was sooooo ill and near death.  We told them she wasn't but she likes the attention.  Even now she is thrilled with the attention she is getting. Who knows what she has been telling them.  

   But now she is really sick.  She has lost 10 pounds in 2 months.  She is thin to start with.  Her color is awful.  We signed papers at the doctors so I can get her medical information.  Tuesday she is getting an EGD and a colonoscopy followed by a cat scan of her abd. They did a ton of lab work, all the stuff I wanted drawn. They will check her gallbladder, pancreas, liver.   Her doctor was really good about it.  I was also concerned when I found out she wasn't sure what month it was.  She has gotten pretty weak.  I just feel like something really bad is going on.  Hope I am wrong.

    I did tell our relatives that we go there every day.  I send supper over most days and we take her shopping.  I help with the housework, but she likes to do it herself.  In the good weather she is here 1 to 2 times a week to eat and I was dragging her to the gym with me 3 times a week when I was going regularly.  We don't ignore her.  But sometimes she doesn't remember us being there, sometimes she doesn't remember much of anything.  And I think sometimes she just forgets to eat.  Its sad.  Why do you have to get sick when you get older.  Isn't getting older enough?



        Well, its early and dark out.   I am sipping my coffee and getting ready for the day.


       We are taking my MIL to the doctor again this morning.  Now all of a sudden we have relatives coming out of the woodwork telling me we aren't doing enough for her.  I should be making her appointments, cleaning her house, making her do the things she needs  to do.           


          Ok, he stays with my MIL for 1 day and is telling us stuff we know and have been doing for months.  He calls all the other relatives and have them call us and tell us what to do.  I start wondering what the hell dear ole mom's been telling them.  Sigh.  Butt out people.  We are doing all those things.


   This was all after I got some terrible news about my neice.   I was upset anyway.  But I was able to tell myself they were just concerned and count to 10.  Ommmmmmm.


     So hopefully we will get some things done today.  They won't just give her more pills and send us on our merry way.  They will listen to us and check some more things out.  We won't spend over $100 dollars for them to say it was just because she is getting very old.  I haven't made any plans other then that today.

    I did get to talk to my brother yesterday which was nice.  I don't get to talk to him often and then his phone screwed up so I couldn't call him.  He is trying to get it fixed from his end.  And I have a head pain for 2 days that is getting me annoyed.  So the day isn't starting good which means is can only be all up hill from here.....right?


Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Sugars Room number.


  Remember to send it to Patricia Lewis.  Flood the email box as a show of support for sugar.




    Sunny and 82 yesterday, 60's and rainy today.  Everytime it rains it gets greener out.  I was looking at my shrubs in the front that the sweet deer so nicely pruned for me.  I think 4 of them might have had it.  Darn pests.  At $25 a bush that gets expensive replacing them.  Since I planted them originally to cut down on the dust from the road, at this point it should only take about 20 years for them to get big enough to do the job.

   Went to the mailbox today and they fixed the lock.  I have my nice coffee pot.  This sweet pot was made by Hall China I think in the 50's and is called the Waverly with June flower decal.   Isn't it sweet.  Love the deco look of the lid.

   Well my MIL has an appointment with the doctor in the morning.  Hopefully they can figure out whats wrong but I really have little hope.  Everytime she goes they just give her more pills which make her more confused and sick.  I am going this time to insist they do at the least an upper GI and maybe a scope.  She has company today so is doing better.  Part of her problem may be depression.  She won't hardly leave the house and do anything so unless we go there she just sits there day after day.  I tried to get her into the senior center or the library to play scrabble with other seniors but have I mentioned she's very stubborn.

   True to form of having something weird going on every few weeks I had a weird thing happen today.  Happened last week also.   I got chest pain which I get fairly often.  But what was weird was my left arm went really numb.  Lasted about 5 minutes and then the feeling slowly came back. Always something weird, LOL  Does anyone know what Sugar's room number is in the hospital?  If you do you can email her well wishes and they deliver it to her room.  Go to

  If you have her room number please let me know.


Monday, March 26, 2007




    So Rick and I like to dance.  We are bad at it but we like it anyway.  So dancing in our backyard, drinking a brown ale..... having fun, singing along, look over and there is a stranger watching us.....embarressment.   Wants to buy my old car.   OK. come back tomorrow when the song is done, LOL.

   So another day ends, and pleasently.  My MIL couldn't see the doctor today, didn't find out until too late to danced instead.

It's Monday


     Yup, it's Monday and I realize some of you have to go to work.  Sorry about that.  But hey, I'm off, yippy.

    MIL called last night and said she was so sick she had to go to the hospital.  The more I talked to her the better she sounded, she always sounds in tears and near death when she calls, and she decided after we talked that she wasn't feeling bad enough to go to the hospital after all!   She may be going for a CAT scan today though so my day may be spent at work. 

    It is suppose to be 80 degrees out.


       It would be perfect for it.  But, she hasn't been feeling good for quite awhile.  I want to find out if it is something serious.  Its so hard to tell with her because she always thinks she has something, but this time she might be right.  I know she isn't feeling good when she doesn't want to come over while Rick grills pork steaks.

    No sales this weekend.  Not good.  There is an auction coming up next month and I want to have some extra money to spend as they are going to have some really nice things.  I love auctions but unfortunately Rick hates them.  I hate going alone.  Sigh.   Pam, come visit next month.

    Well, time to get in the shower.  If she goes for her cat scan it will be early so I should get ready,  maybe could get a ride int afterward.



Sunday, March 25, 2007


   OK, I realize its a winter picture but I played with it in PSP and liked the way it turned out.  Don't you?

   Sunday already.  I spent most of yesterday listing a few items in the shop and watching the rain.  Boring day but necessary.  Talked to my MIL and saw how her day was going.  Could be better.  Watched a movie last night and that was my day.

   Today the sun is shining but it is still pretty wet out.  Just this one rain has caused everything to pop.  It looks green out now instead of the beige and browns I have seen all winter.  What a nice change it is.  I bought some bulbs yesterday to plant.  I think it will be OK for those now.

   I see the first class action law suits have started from the pet food deaths.  Some lawyers are going to get rich over this and the poor pet owners will get a dollar.  Don't even get me started on class action law suits.  I have done my morning meditation and want to stay calm.

   One thing that doesn't have me real calm.  We have a public mail box 2 blocks away because I live on a used to be gravel road.  It used to be gravel because I spent a fortune on gravel for it and the city grated my road once a week when it wasn't necessary and put all my gravel in the ditches.  You can now drive in my ditch but not on the road because it is too muddy.  But.....calm here Julie....Ommmmmmmm. 

   OK where was I?  Oh yes, my mail.  2 days ago the mailman left me a box.  Something I won off ebay.  A teapot.  Can't wait to see it.....but wait I will have to do.  Why?  The key doesn't work.  We couldn't get it to work, the mailman couldn't get it to work.  So my lovely teapot is trapped in the box.  Who knows when they will come to fix it and what they will have to do to open it.  From the looks of it the mailman tried everything short of TNT.  Sure glad I insured it and if the post damages it they had sure better give me back everything including postage.  Well, actually is classified a coffee pot.  Here is what it will look like if I get it.


   I am listening to public radio this morning.  Their doom and gloom and we're all gonna die broadcasting.  Sure hope it doesn't happen before my new bulbs come up so I can see the new flowers.  Hope the sun doesn't get too hot, the meteor doesn't hit us, the global warming helps my plants, the carbon emissions don't pollute the litter filled ponds and crack my bike trail, and the bird flu just sticks with the really ugly over populated birds, like say pigeons.  No....come to think of it I like pigeons.  Oh well.  Hope it stays sunny and all will be OK.  For today at least.

   Thought I would show a picture of my MIL and hubby.  You all hear about her.  Here is her sweet self.

                                 Have a great day all.


Saturday, March 24, 2007



   Well its rainy and gloomy out today.  No bike riding today.  Sigh.  But the rain will bring new growth and that is a good thing.  Since I can't ride I guess I will list some things for the store.   I got a lovely antique chocolate german lusterware set today that I can list and a couple of teapots and things.  I keep putting it off so today will be a good day for it.  Then off to check on my MIL.

    Now I really don't know how much money she has, but I do know she has enough for a cab in an emergency and she could eat better.  She will buy the absolute cheapest groceries.  Generic soups, TV dinners, white bread, (horrors) you name it.  And it tastes like the cheapest also. 

  They have some really good TV dinners out there now a days.  The weight watchers ones I eat and healthy choice are tasty and lower in sodium then alot of them.  Those cheap soups she gets are just loaded with salt.  I told her if maybe, just maybe... she would give in and lower her salt intake even a little she maybe, just maybe wouldn't need to be on 2 different blood pressure meds.  But she is a stubborn woman.  Food doesn't taste good without salt she complains.   Learn to cook with something besides salt!  There are so many wonderful spices out there.  I never use salt and think my food tastes just fine, or I guess I should say Ricks food taste just fine.  First thing she does when we bring her supper is salt it....Before she even tastes it!  Darn woman.  Please let me stay a reasonable and practical woman my entire life.  I KNOW beyond a shadow of a doubt that if I was alone and elderly I would move into a smaller apartment so I could remain independent.   Not my MIL.  Oh I could never leave this house.  ARGH.  It she isn't careful it may be feet first as she totters down a staircase head first.  She is getting so unsteady.  I told her when you can no longer take care of your house it is time to look into a smaller place.  I take care of it she says!  No Mom, we do!  Paint the kitchen, clean out the basement, new gutters, shovel behind the garage, take out the garbage.  If I wanted to take care of 2 places I would be a landlord.  Gee, can you tell I am frustrated?

   OK, so enough witching here.  I guess I'll get busy and get some work done.  Can't make money unless I list it to sell.  Also am getting busy on a ad for our dog and cat food we are distributors for.   Now would be a good time to get some new customers.  Which makes me wonder.  Rat poison in the wheat gluten.  Do we export that for any human food also?   My neighbors cat is sick.  She thinks its from bad food.  So sad.


Friday, March 23, 2007

Music to sleep by.

    Night all.

First Bike Ride of the Year


  It was wonderful, glorious, fantastic.   My knee hurt,  I am in terrible shape, but it was wonderful.   I am sunburnt, tired, exhausted, happy, it was wonderful.  I love my bike.                            

   Only did 8 miles.  It wasn't as hard as I was anticipating.  I thought I had gotten in much worse shape.  The first 2 miles my knee was killing me but it loosened up.  Only averaged 9.8 mph which was way down.  The sun was shining.  The trails were packed.  The goose island IPA tasted soooooo good afterward.  Biking and a good beer.  Makes me a jolly good fellow.


   Unfortunately we got home and my MIL had called.  Doc wanted her at the hospital to get a cat scan.  She didn't go because she couldn't get hold of us.  Couldn't call a cab because she is down to only 80,000. 00 dollars!  Betty...... Call a cab.  You know we would be home eventually.   Sigh.



         It is suppose to be 70 today and I want to ride my bicycle.  Now I haven't ridden since Nov.  My legs will be out of practice, my endurance will suck, but I will love it.  First though the Craft show.

      We have to help my Aunt set up at the craft show.  I am looking forward to visiting with her.  Seems my Dad's youngest has been in touch. 

     Now if you have been reading my journal for a long time you know I did not have a nice father.  Married 5 times, pathological liar, scam artist, bank robber and embezzler, yup dear old dad.  Married his last wife and even while dying of cancer managed to take her for all she was worth.  And she is such a sweet woman.  I felt so sorry for her. 

    When he died he was worth millions, but I refused to try for any of it.  My half brothers, sisters, and step mothers fought it in court for over 5 years, but I wanted none of it.  And I think my oldest step brother who had turned out the most like dear old dad managed to get most of it.  But my youngest step brother, little if none. 

    One of the things that came out of the long drawn out court case was un-veiling most of my Dads lies.  His fake names, hidden assets, out of wedlock children, crimes and misdemeaners.  I felt sorry for the younger kids who didn't know yet what their father was like.  And now 5 years later here he is to learn more about his father's relatives. 

   They gently warned him to be sure he really wanted answers before he visited.  If he wants to continue to hear the lies my dad told him not to come, but otherwise he was welcome.  He wastold by my dad that his family disowned him.  Just the opposite. Both of his parents died begging him to come see them.  They were wonderful people from the old country.  Could not understand why their son had written them off.  Thank heavens their other children turned out fine.  My dad was a bad seed.

   So anyway this will be interesting.  Did he come?  And then afterward we are going for a ride.  I will have to be firm and not let Rick talk me into a 25 mile ride first time out.  I am thinking the 8 mile run along the river will be the thing to start with.  Yippy, bike riding season is upon us.

   I slept so terrible last night.  I am only going to take the sleeping pills on the days I work so I can be sure to get a good night sleep.  What is with this terrible sleeping lately?  Hopefully getting back on my bike and regular exercise will help.  I slept like a dream last summer.  Keep your fingers crossed for me.


Thursday, March 22, 2007

And I'm Off!


March bustles in on windy feet
And sweeps my doorstep and my street.
She washes and cleans with pounding rains,
Scrubbing the earth of winter stains.
She shakes the grime from carpet green
Till naught but fresh new blades are seen.
Then, house in order, all neat as a pin,
She ushers gentle springtime in.
Author: Susan Reiner

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils.
-   William Wordsworth


 Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.  ~Virgil A. Kraft

            Yup, it's spring and I LIKE IT.  The birds noisy chirping, the wind has a warm edge.  Song birds.   It makes my mood soar.  Of course the fact that today is the first day of my long stretch off helps.

  Stretching in bed and slowly opening my eyes.

"Oh.... your awake"!  Rick says

Scared the crap out me..... Yes, I am awake.   And he's off.  Telling me all about the news of the day.  I think he gets starved for conversation during the day while my son and I sleep.  All the things  he has witnesses or heard throughout the day come pouring out.  Before my coffee.


       Oh well, nothing can get to me on MY DAY OFF.  Except my package didn't arrive.  That I paided priority mail prices for 2 weeks ago!  For 2 day delivery 2 WEEKS AGO.  IT ISN'T HERE YET....GROWLLLLLLLL.

   Otherwise I am ready for my day.  Finishing my coffee so I can go out and play in my planters and get them ready for the day.  I can't wait. 

     Flower season.  Yippy.  Spending a fortune of plants, trying to keep those cute little deer from eating them, watching them bloom with color and scent.  I love this time of year.  The hardest part is waiting until the right time.  Do it to early and your running out there covering them half the time or losing half your plants.  Do it right and with in no time you have large hanging baskets of lovely flowers.  I will have to visit my flower journal and see what I planted last year so I can see if I want them again.

   Outside the window the scruffy looking deer stroll by.  Cranky momma must have had her babies as she looks like she is nursing.  And she looks crankier then ever.  I look cranky as I see her stop by my bluebonnet bed and start nibbling on the new growth.  Tapping on the window to try and scare her away,  she just looks up and snears.  What ya going to do about it lady.  Darn attitude.  Maybe I'll turn into a hunter I yell.  Yah Right.  You can't even kill a drink must less a beautiful animal like me.  Snort.


   Well, time to get dressed and go out and play.  Have a great day everyone.