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Comment by Tony Carroll on January 8, 2013 at 6:14am

Comment by booklover on January 8, 2013 at 1:09am

Adorable mouse picture Joan!!!

Comment by booklover on January 8, 2013 at 1:08am

Comment by booklover on January 8, 2013 at 1:07am

Sk8eycat, my 'father' abandoned my sister and I too when I was 4 and she was 1.  Also to alcohol, only he physically left.  We were raised by my Mom, who was/is awesome, and for a while, a step-dad who I actually had no feelings for, and when they divorced, I was relieved, and never saw him again.  We were VERY close to my paternal-grandparents.  Even my Mom was.  My 'dad' died of alcoholism, and with some woman who drank with him.  His second wife died from alcoholism before he did.  He never was responsible for himself.  Always an excuse.  He thought he could have a relationship with us when we were adults.  Really?  Didn't know him, didn't care.  It might sound cold, but that's how we felt.  He never made a big effort anyway.

I got married really young 20, and the day after tomorrow we are celebrating 25 years of marriage.  I don't know if he was 'the one', if but he turned out to be a good one! lol.  We have a very nice life and I wouldn't trade the kids I've got for any others! ;)

Glad everyone liked the dog picture!

I have insomnia tonight!~ Melinda

Comment by sk8eycat on January 8, 2013 at 12:02am

Oh, Steph!  I luvz taht kitteh...it's me all over!  My internal clock is all bass-ackward from the 12 days I spent with Mr. Duncan.  We watched TV ALL night, almost every night...mostly waiting for congress to get its sh*t together New Year's Eve.

So, now I'm still awake all night, and sleeping late when I have things I HAVE to do in the AM. 

I have to find a new MD...Dr. BadJokes, who has been my GP for 42 years (!!!), finally retired, with very little warning.  I feel like I've lost a member of my family.

I also have to find a vet for the cats...one who gives discounts to "seniors."  I came home to find a great lump on Hairy Jerry's jaw/neck.  He doesn't seem to feel any pain from it when I touch it, and he's eating normally, but still...  It must be looked at and dealt with.  He really does look like a kid with mumps on one side.  (I'm hoping it's "just" an abscessed tooth...not a tumor.  Yikes!)

I should have done something about both situations last week, but I'm a world-class procrastinator.  Just like that kitteh.

Comment by Steph S. on January 7, 2013 at 10:14pm

Booklover - I love your walk is over now lol.

Cute mouse Joan.

I am enjoying reading all the posts here. Thanks to all of you for sharing.

Comment by Ian Mason on January 7, 2013 at 10:12pm

Thanks for the Nat Geo pics, Joan.

It's been fascinating to follow the recent discussions on education and love. Both subjects leave me feeling very confused.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 7, 2013 at 8:36pm

Thanks Frank-Vicky Giannangelo

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 7, 2013 at 8:13pm

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” ~ Aristotle via Phil Rockstroh

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 7, 2013 at 7:04pm
Ruth, you are braver than I. Any thought of re-marriage puts me into a state of deep depression that is hard to climb out. Your second marriage works for you, and I assume, for him as well. Good job. A hat-tip to you both.
 

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