Tend my grandkids. lol Or they tend me. I was tending my mom till she passed recently. It was a good thing, though I miss her. And I tend my two dogs. If I tired real hard I could probably be a bar-tender. If I had a bar that is.
I wish I could hide out till this debt ceiling thing is resolved. I'm tempted to turn the news off till I get an all clear signal from...someplace. If you're in In we're almost neighbors. I've not met anyone from ky on here yet. Several from In. Ky is more religious then In I think.
Sorry you didn't find romance. But glad you had a great trip! Travel to another place, culture, and history can be incredible.
I forget if I said it. When I was a young soldier in the 70s I was stationed for 18 months in Turkey. For most everyone else, it was a hardship tour. For me it was an adventure. Changed my life. If a trip like yours can give you new perspectives, then it's worthwhile.
Coincidentally, I'll be off line for a couple of weeks, starting Saturday. Trip to China. My in-laws live there and it's time for a visit. For me it's a chance to depressurize and let others be in charge, and go with the flow. Also I've been in the mood for some Chinese food.....
I spent much of my life in So. California - as a child many years in Santa Barbara (Goleta actually) then later I lived in Pasadena and Ventura. The crime and violence in Pasadena & the greater Los Angeles area, were terrible. Not a safe place. But the climate, the desert there and semi-desert, are rather beautiful. Now I'm in a very different climate, wet and very seasonal in upstate New York.
Thanks for the Flomax advice, but I had no trouble peeing in the first place. My peeing ability became less after they added the water pill. My BP med goes to 40 mg max, and I simply told them jumping it to 15 mg would do the trick. They ignored me and kept it at 10 mg, then added a 12.5 mg water pill into it. I have gout also and drink lots of fluids (even beer) and never have had trouble peeing.
I realize that wasn't the point of the blog. And, as to your point, my hat's off to you. Sounds you take seriously the phrase, "Steward of the land." I guess I was just incredibly surprised. Here, in southern Illinois, the farmer's I know can identify native plants I've never even heard of. And, for a while I had 4 acres with a couple of fruit trees and a large garden (it's still in the family, if an ex-wife is considered part of the family). Nevertheless, the "old timers" taught me more about raising vegetables than any book I'd ever read. Those guys were farmers.
Randall, sorry to learn of your sister's loss of appetite with treatment. I have only been able to get down a couple of crackers a day and regret it when I do. This is a rough part of the river, and it helps to know smoother water lies ahead.
Your 4th of July festivities sound fun. What was your menu?
I used to host the neighborhood pot-luck every year in August, the turnout was good, and it was a nice way to keep the community bonded.
I didn't get invitations back, either, and I think it might have something to do with being single. I am on excellent terms with all neighbors, and they all know I am an atheist. The neighborhood kids spent most of their afternoons in my garden so I had the trust of their families. This last batch of kids have grown to Middle School and enjoy being with their peers. This is the third batch of kids and the pattern repeats. A younger group is coming along, and I assume they will enjoy my critters for a few short years, until they reach Middle School age.
Well, I got my first dog after a really horrible break-up from a really horrible man, when I need unconditional love. And there is that in abundance. But yes, there are downfalls and such as well. Whatever you decide, it's the right choice for you! Have a great day! Regina
Sorry for the long delay. I wasn't looking at my comments.
I read that 10% of the population can't put on muscle from weight training, that it's genetic. I would recommend 5,000 IU of vitamin D daily. Research shows that muscle health is highly correlated with vitamin D levels independent of exercise. It also helps to protect against cancer by strengthening the connections between cells (gap junctions more numerous).